Every aspect of our physical reality is made up of vibrational energy – including the thoughts within our heads. Sometimes I wonder how many people actually realize this. What happens in your mind is so much more than simple ideas, emotions, and images. There is a life and a power to all that goes on within.
I am a firm believer that what you don’t process remains and can have a profound effect on your overall sense of well-being and happiness. If you want to get scientific, the energy of thought is either stored physically within your body, or it is released back into the universe. That energy can never be destroyed and it’s up to you to decide whether this negative energy will remain or be relinquished. This is a concept I now carry with me through the highs and lows of life.
It was only a few years ago that I truly began to recognize the importance of mindset. I had been lost in the world for so many years, struggling in silence with diabetes and so much more all alone. Finally, I came across some Facebook groups that allowed me to connect with others who understood what it was like to be me. This was my first step in the process to heal myself body, mind, and soul.
The groups I found became an outlet for me to vent, cry, and complain. Suddenly, I had others to turn to when things seemed too overwhelming or stressful. However, it was also a venue to share the small victories. Eventually, as I began to make changes in the way I lived my life, my thoughts began to shift, too. I had actively sought out the tools I needed to make a change, and was seeing the fruits of my labor in ways I never quite expected. The connections I had to others were the spark that ignited my journey to personal empowerment and the feeling being empowered gave me was addicting. I knew I had to have more.
I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to become a PODS leader with the DiabetesSisters in 2013. At only 23 years old, I knew it was a bit atypical to be starting a peer support group at such a young age, but I also knew that I wanted to create a space where women could discover for themselves what I had found. I wanted people to realize that everything they needed for happiness and success was already inside of them. This is why I have so much love for the DiabetesSisters. This organization has given me means to cultivate an environment for positive change and the last four years have been nothing short of amazing. The DiabetesSisters provide the education that gives women confidence when it comes to managing their diabetes and navigating the waters of this crazy life. The impact they have had on my life, and the lives of so many others, is nothing short of incredible, and I'm in awe of the good that can be done.
Being empowered means knowing you can do it alone, but also realizing that you don’t have to. It’s about being able to arm yourself with the tools necessary to create the life you deserve and having the determination to stick to the plan you’ve created for yourself. To be empowered is to feel prepared, strong, and capable. I love celebrating these things about myself, even if it’s hard work to achieve it!
The women I’ve surrounded myself with other these last few years fuel my fire. The friendships I’ve made have given an energy to my soul that can’t quite be explained. I’m thankful that I was able to shift my mind in ways that helped me get out of the darkness that was my existence for many years. I’m also grateful that because I’m now in a much better place, I’m able to give back to others more. Showing others the way is what keeps me on my path and I adopt the success of others as my own, because in the end, we are all in the together. Our “oneness” cannot be denied, and the more we focus on creating a gentle and loving environment within our mind, the more clearly we will see.