Interrupting Thoughts

Hi Brooke!

I’m excited to be a part of Scholars. I went into this having done TONS of thought work over the years. Somehow, I let my thoughts and feelings about those thoughts spiral back to my old patterns of thinking and wondering why I was feeling insecure about the simplest of things. I am certain that a divorce, empty nest syndrome, and a bad breakup all in the last six years had a little to do with it, in that I let my thoughts run rampant as a result! This is my first month in Scholars and I’m finding that what you teach is very similar to the way I had been taught many years ago. However, I realize that I only did it to the point of healing some old wounds and becoming more confident in who I am as a person, but not really utilizing the tools for every day life, so thank you for that! I’m already seeing results in many aspects of my life. I am struggling with thought downloads and really knowing what I’m thinking about certain things, but I am confident that as I continue to practice, I will find it easier.

My question is, sometimes I catch myself thinking random old thoughts, such as, “I am not capable of doing xyz.” They come up very quickly and when I catch them it’s really just a thought interrupt and I simply respond and think “Of course I’m capable of doing xyz” or whatever. What I’m wondering is if this is still “doing the work.” I mean, I’m catching the thought and changing it, but should I be doing the model on these thoughts if, after all, it’s just the thought and it doesn’t cause me to “feel” anything other than that I need to change the thought. I think I may have just answered my own question! What do you think?