Modern society is well, not healthy. Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually - we have been long ill and dis-eased for sometime.
Society is the most advanced it's ever been, but still fail to be well on multiple levels of life.
Humans are born innocent, and as we age we get indoctrinated by various limited self-beliefs and propaganda that keeps us stuck in negative cycles.
If we are what we eat, than we really are what we think. If we think of ourselves and the world in such a negative, or scarce, way, we will not only view life from the "glass half empty," approach, but we limit reaching our greatest potential.
Modern society has given us an opportunity to heal and self-grow; however, we can't become overly self-absorbed where we become narcissistic in nature. Our bodies, mind and spirit is like a battery. What we think and project, often times we attract. This does not mean that chronically negative people will never have good life experiences...in fact, I've known many negative people to have positive experiences as a life lesson to advance, or graduate them, out of this limiting belief. It is the rational mind that works in overdrive to keep us in this cycle.
Here are five limited self-beliefs to say goodbye to in this modern age.
"I am not worthy."
Many people today have been indoctrinated with many bad beliefs, and this belief is one of the main misbeliefs pounded into our modern brain.
Much of our negative behaviors and childhood traumas often make us realize we are not worthy of many things. Are you worthy of a loving partner? Are you worthy of a job that doesn't abuse its employees? Are you worthy of feeling good? Are you worthy enough to lose weight? Do you believe you are worthy of achieving great things?
Much of this belief roots to having hope and faith that something better is out there for you.
You have to believe this deep down in your core. I've known many women who believe that there are no good men out there, and that all men are bad, and that good love doesn't happen to them. Well guess what. They continuously get into relationships that do not best serve them with abusive or negative partners.
There is something out there for everyone. And there is someone out there for everyone.
"I am a victim...."
There are very few people or souls who live on this planet and go through life without trauma or a major life changing event.
In some ways, we are all victims of some terrible event. Some trauma is harder to overcome like rape, murder or physical abuse. However, most trauma is resolvable with the proper healing techniques.
The victimhood mindset keeps people in a loop, and often in modern society with social media people often seek praise constantly for their trauma. For some it reduces the capacity to have empathy for others who experience pain and suffering because the victimhood mentality is constantly focused on themselves. Scientific American goes more in-depth with this mindset, but when understanding the victim-mindset it can become very ego-centric and self-concerning to the point where people cannot ascend because of rumination of the past as well as the need to constantly seek praise or attention of their hurt.
One way to break this is to gain perspective that throughout human history, we've all been victims of something or someone's poor behavior.
"Nothing Good Happens to Me."
If your mind is a battery, do you want to positively or negatively charge it?
if you think nothing good happens to you, expect to have nothing but annoyances and troubling situations from getting a flat tire, to countless failed relationships. Life is not easy, but you have to believe that you are worthy and that good things can happen to and for you, while maintaining a realistic mindset.
Scarcity mindset about the World
When I was stuck in a scarcity mindset, I often believed many things. One of those beliefs included that the world was over populated and there was a lack of resources.
After listening to a Christian pastor's video, we mentioned how God wants us to have the best life and that resources always finds a way. After changing my mindset, I realized and began to attract things that I formally thought was not possible.
Are there too many sellers on Etsy? No. There is a market for everything. The scarce mindset would say it's not possible, it can't happen to me.
Does America have a lack of food? Not really when looking at the obesity rates. America doesn't have a mass food scarcity problem, it has a lack-of-nutrient problem.
Extreme Blinded Illusions About People
America is an extreme country. I don't know why it is, but we either go in one direction or the other. Many other countries have a more balanced mindset, which Americans can learn from.
Many wounded people often live in a mindset that people are out to get them, people are evil and manipulators where are the other end of the spectrum includes the rosy-eyed spiritualist who only sees the good in everyone and that every person should be trusted.
Balance is needed to have a healthy dose of skepticism, while not being overly paranoid or overly trusting thinking that no one has a dark side. Projections are dangerous, especially online, but it takes time to get to know people.
All or nothing mindsets rarely help people grow and ascend. Balance the head and the heart when making decisions about people.
What limiting belief do you want to say goodbye to?
Are you looking for a different type of pasta dish? If so, this one is for you. Healthy, hearty and balanced, this meal balances the macronutrients while packed with nutrients from the butternut squash and kale.
I wanted to make something that was a different type of pasta meal, but unfortunately, this one is slightly time intensive - but super worth it! This is perfect for the winter months, but can be enjoyed year round. I am a bit late on posting this lovely meal.
During this time, it is still very important to ramp up immunity and the more vegetables and bio-diversity in your diet is, will ramp up your health. Butternut squash is like kale and dates - it's almost like a miracle food. It is chocked full of vitamins and nutrients that it can help with the following....
Did you now butternut squash can aide the following?
-lowers risk of cancer
-improves skin and hair care
-aides digestive health
-boosts immune function
When you know it's health benefits - why would you not want to eat it?
Butternut Squash + Tofu Ricotta Stuffed Shells
Total Time: 1 hr 20 minutes
25 jumbo pasta shells (3/4 of 12 oz. box)
1 herbed tofu ricotta cheese recipe
Butternut Squash Sauce Ingredients:
2-3 tbsp olive oil
2 medium butternut squash, cubed
2 whole garlic cloves (wrapped in foil with 1 tbsp olive oil)
2 cup vegetable broth
1 cup almond milk
1/2 tbsp fresh sage
salt + pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prep the squash and mix in a bowl with the sage, salt, pepper and olive oil. In a small piece of foil, put 1 tbsp of olive oil with the whole garlic cloves. Wrap the foil at the top. Place the squash and foiled garlic on a large baking sheet. Place in the oven to bake for 40 minutes or until edible.
While baking, begin making the shells according to the package directions. Once done, drain the noodles in a strainer.
While the noodles cook, make the herbed kale tofu ricotta by blending all of the ingredients into a blender until smooth.
Once the squash is baked, place the squash, garlic cloves, almond milk and vegetable broth and blend until smooth.
Use a large 9x13 or a couple circular pie pans, and pour the butternut squash mixture into the bottom of the pan. Begin stuffing the cooked shells with the tofu ricotta, and then press the shells into the squash mixture.
Place the stuffed shell pan(s) into the oven and bake for another 30 minutes at 350-degrees. Serve warm!
Let's Connect! Enjoy my other butternut squash recipes below!
Making a ricotta cheese filling is pretty simple and easy. All you need is a select amount of ingredients, and you can alter the flavor with various amounts of herbs and spices.
In this recipe, I aimed for a more Italian flavor, and sneak in some extra greens for additional nutrients and vitamins. You don't want to over-do the kale because of its bitter flavor, it will drastically alter the flavor and turn super green!
Whatever flavor you want, you can alter it. The basics include tofu, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic and lemon. From there you can alter the flavor and palate as you desire. Want a spicy flavor? Add red chili pepper. Want a more south-of-the-border flavor? Try some taco seasoning.
You can make this filling in anyway that pleases your mind and palate! Enjoy the culinary experiments!
"The mind is like tofu. By itself, it has no taste. Everything depends on the flavor of the marinade it steeps in."
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com