Last night I hosted my very first Reflection Connection Virtual Check In and was joined by a handful of wonderful women (my apologies to the ladies who had issues joining). It kicked off with this short message I’d like to share with all of you…
Someone shared an article online that said the biggest side effect of COVID-19/ Corona Virus is mental health. While I didn’t click the article to see its validity, I do know that our minds are powerful. And that’s the focus of this little tid bit. I am a Christian so I try to embed my faith into everything I do. However, I also respect that not everyone shares my same faith or if they even have any faith at all. So I choose two things – one faith based and one scientifically based.
Part of 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “we take every thought captive.” I did a little research and found that in Greek it translates “to control, to conquer, to bring into submission” WE take captive. WE are in control.
Dr. Caroline Leaf says, “As we think, we change the physical nature of our brain. As we consciously direct our thinking we can wire out toxic patterns of thinking and replace them with healthy thoughts.” This is something that can be achieved through repetition.
Both scripture and science tells us that we are in control. We are in control. Although right now, we’re in a situation that literally takes away our ability to control much of anything. But I believe we can control our minds. These are three things that are helping me maintain a positive perspective – we can’t believe everything we think, we have to guard our minds from garbage and we need accountability. Collectively these things can help us reshape the way we see this pandemic, to give it purpose rather than focusing on all the problems it has caused us. We are in control of our thoughts.
Thank you to all the ladies who joined. Thank you to all the ladies who shared. Thank you for your vulnerability. Thank you for your inspiration. Thank you for the laughter. Thank you for the positivity. Thank you for reminding each of us that we are not alone in this. And a final thank you Ana Colgan Shop for sponsoring our giveaway.
I’ll be hosting another Reflection Connection Virtual Check-In soon so be sure to follow on Instagram for all upcoming dates.