Meet Julie Obenchain.
I’m pleased to present Julie as an Honors graduate from our Mindset Mastery program! She is relationship mentor, trainer, speaker, and Vice President of HigherAttitudes.com. As a mentor herself, Julie understands the value of continuing her own mindset training, and I am thrilled to have her among our Mindset Mastery graduates!
As with all my applicants, I had a few questions for her:
Q. What was your experience with the Phase 1 experiment? (The “inconsequential goal”)
I accomplished 2. The first was finding my iPen that had been missing for several months. I found it tucked in a crevice of a bag I had checked dozens of times.
The other goal was to have an amethyst geode. I found a slice of one buried in my jewelry box and then saw one the same day in a picture. The first goal was more of a stretch because I had searched for it numerous times, but I trusted the process and the laws and looked again, believing it would be there. The amethyst I expected to show up in a different way, but when it showed up twice in the same day I knew it was the goal manifesting in my life.
(It was actually fun to see the second inconsequential goal happen quicker than the first. I know how to make it happen easier.)
Every time we achieve one of those small, inconsequential goals, we strengthen and increase our creation “muscles”. And with each small goal achieved, it becomes easier and easier to bring what we desire to us quicker than the previous time. And yes! It is so much fun!
Q. What was your bite-sized Phase 2 “difficult, meaningful, or important” goal?
The goal was (and still is) to establish great health, have lots of energy, and experience healing of diabetes related problems.
The bite-sized piece was a mental shift from feeling that my body is a train wreck to feeling grateful for it and believing that I can truly be healthy again. I needed to believe that my truth is that I am healthy and beautiful, and to begin eating whole foods, including fruit based treats instead of sugary ones, and doing more physical activity, not because I needed to lose weight or get healthy, but because I love and am grateful for my body.
It is important to note the emphasis that Julie is placing on her feelings related to her short-term goal, rather than just the weight on a scale, or clothing size. Her goal is focused on the way she would love her body to feel, and she expresses gratitude for those things before they have all been achieved. Excellent!
Q. What happened?
There were times I was tempted to doubt, especially since I had been through this process a few years ago and had done really well, but had some major health setbacks, even though I had been trying to live the laws as best I knew how at the time. The niggling thought was that if I did the visualizing, worked hard, and believed, I would experience success for a while, but something would happen to completely shut me down.
Every time I felt pain or noticed those thoughts, I would repeat my goal a few times. I would remember to be grateful. I would remind myself that our bodies are designed to heal and that mine is healing now. That helped me stay focused.
I increased my walking distance from 1-1/2 miles to 3 1/2 miles three to four times a week. My clothes fit looser. I have only eaten meat a few times, and sugar 3 times since starting the goal. I have more energy. I have been able to reduce insulin intake. I have also found a health mentor to help me work on the energetic and emotional aspects of restoring health. I have been learning to cook healthier foods happily, which in the past has been a heavy emotional experience.
I am finding that this time, it is actually enjoyable.
When Julie felt the old doubt creeping back in, instead of giving into the old patterns of thought, she would repeat her goal and hold onto the vision she had in her mind. Most importantly, she also expressed gratitude, as if all that she desired had already happened, and her results were evidence of her success!
Q. What was your experience facing a fear from assignment/lesson 18? How effective were you at being able to think truth in spite of appearances?
My greatest fear has been that my health will continue to deteriorate as it has been. That when I go to the doctor there will be a new problem or worsening problem that they will want to add medications or surgery for. When I had a doctor appointment or when my body hurt, I had to remind myself that this is not truth.
The truth is that I am healthy, energetic, and full of vitality to serve, play with children, and do physical activities that I enjoy.
Holding onto our truth when having experienced something else is tough mental work, and Julie did an excellent job of holding onto truth, even when it wasn’t easy. Well done!
Q. Did you experience a Terror Barrier Breakthrough during the course?
My terror barrier was, as I mentioned above, the doctors finding more health problems or repeating failure after doing all I felt I could. It happened before, when I had done all I could to believe, visualize and seek new solutions but instead ended with a major surgery and continuing health issues. I had to bring my mind back from the edge several times and remind myself that good health is possible and it is a truth I can have.
It’s important to remember that sometimes the old doubt and fears will want to creep back in. This is normal in the process! Our job is to send that fear away, and bring our minds “back from the edge.” Julie’s use of repetition to stay focused on her goal is perfect. Excellent!
Q. What would you tell someone who is facing their fear right now?
Don’t give up! Meditation and seeking peace and clarity help. When it gets hard, take time to just breathe and relax. Believe and carry on. Being able to see and feel the end result is powerful, especially when you feel the fear and doubt rising up. Sometimes the fear can be stifling or overwhelming, but faith that the goal is real and achievable, and that all things will work together to bring it to you, really helps battle the demon voices.
Just breathe and relax, or as I like to say, “keep calm and watch what happens!” All things really do work together for our good. Thank you for sharing your journey with us, Julie, and congratulations!
Here is what Julie had to say about what she’s learned from her Guided Mindset Mastery experience:
“I have learned a lot about praying differently and expecting answers, and how they come in ways that are unexpected.”
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