On a cold, rainy day, I was coming home from school on the bus. I was in second or third grade. As is stepped of that bottom step, I slid into a mud puddle and landed flat on my behind in front of all the kids on the bus and my family.
Of course everyone thought it was funny and I could hear them howl with laughter. It wasn’t funny to me. . . . in fact I was mortified and embarrassed. That began a lifelong fear of falling and making a fool of myself in front of others.
As I have been preparing my mind for the Pikes Peak Climb, that memory came roaring back. The inner conversation of “you’re going to fall – – you always embarrass yourself when you try to do something like that!”
I knew that lie had been trapped in my mind and the practice hike last Sunday brought it to the forefront as if it were yesterday. I now have the opportunity to let that belief define my Climb or forever eliminate it from my mental file cabinet!
I love the book Healing Code and have it used it in many ways. I took that memory and belief to the Code, prayer and let it just disappear. I’m reprogramming my beliefs and I know I can climb. I know I can place one foot in front of the other. I know I have a support team who are there to encourage me not laugh at me.
I’m no longer an adult with that childhood lie running my life!
As I climb Pikes Peak this Sunday, it is a climb to demonstrate to me that I’ve gone beyond the mud puddle and I’m creating a life that matters to me. I’m learning I have strengths and abilities that for decades were hidden because that lie held the key to my possibilities. To prove that I am going past those thoughts and fears, I even completed a partial test run, you can check out why I did not quit in this article.
That door has been flung open, that key thrown away and a new future beckons me. If I fall, I get back up. One step at a time I will climb that mountain!
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