Today, I have a special guest expert named Audrey Michel, a spiritual growth coach, author, speaker, and radio host. After 17 years with chronic pain and disease, she not only found wellness, she found the gift and healing process she was put here to share. Because of her radio show, Rewired Life™ Radio, and spiritual practice, she gets to spend her day speaking with women around the world about what they are most afraid of, where they feel stuck, and how they wish things were different. All the fears we hide from, cover up, and tuck away will be addressed by today’s featured expert on rewiring your life. When you are ready to ask, “What else is possible in my life,” the sky is the limit! These are the 3 steps Audrey teaches in her online master class, Soul Awakening; How to Rewire YOUR Life.
Love yourself. Heal your body and mind. Celebrate life. Let’s dive in.
Before we begin to rewire, we have to understand Neuroplastic Pathways (the wires in our brain and nervous system) and how we short circuit our emotions. In other words, when something feels scary or emotionally unsafe, our brains figure out how to eliminate the issue or go around it; short circuiting the pain or perceived future pain.
It sounds complicated; it is and it isn’t. At its simplest, Neuroplasticity provides us with a brain that can not only adapt to changes, but can be changed by any experience we encounter. Therefore, we all have the capability to change the way our brain processes information physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. You know the saying practice makes perfect? Well, if we think about it in terms of Neuroplastic Pathways, repeated activity makes a circuit, pattern or habit. Since we have choice in our activities and thoughts, don’t you want to create patterns that work for you?
I like to explain that Neuroplastic Pathways are created just like how in the beginning of any learning we have infant legs. For example, when a toddler is learning to walk, it’s really stumbly and difficult. As a result, they fall down, and there are bumps and bruises and it’s really confusing. But over time kids learn to walk and it becomes less of an ordeal. And they eventually just hop up and walk. We don’t even think about it. It’s automatic. Similarly, you can apply this to learning anything, including new emotional patterns.
We create these pathways, good and bad, consciously and unconsciously. When it comes to Rewiring Your Life, the question is; how do you disrupt these Neuroplastic Pathways and break the short circuits of negative emotions we’ve created consciously and unconsciously?
This process to Rewire Your Life, to break the unhelpful short circuits we’ve created with our emotions, is what I used to heal from 17 years of chronic pain and disease. It is what I continue to use to live aligned with inner wisdom and higher self, and it is what I teach in my coaching practice.
There are 3 steps to Rewire Your Life; love yourself, heal your body and mind, and celebrate life.
The first step to breaking these short circuits and rewiring your Neuroplastic Pathways is meeting issues with unconditional love for yourself. Our collective pattern is to react to issues or hard situations with negative emotions such as anger, frustration or judgment. I am asking you to consider shifting into a space of awareness for how you are feeling, and then into non-judgmental and unconditional love . Most women I talk to feel angry and then judge themselves for being angry. The cycle never ends!
By simply noticing how you are feeling, you then have the power to choose what’s next. Unconditional love and forgiveness for yourself softens the walls we put up and allows you to see the situation clearer and from a newer, more positive angle. Because when you are free of stress and chaos, your body and emotions have space to heal.
After finding unconditional love and forgiveness for yourself, you are able to shift into healing. Healing your body and mind is a process to unlearn unhelpful patterns and redefine success for your life. Ask yourself, “What do I need to clean up for myself?” No doubt, this tends to be a difficult question because we often don’t know.
What if you cannot see the unhelpful patterns running your life?
The way to catch underlying negative patterns is to became a student of your own body and mind. Study yourself in a different way by being curious, and by simply listening. Our emotions change constantly! Because knowledge is power, learning our own nuances is key. Understanding your emotions and reactions gives you the power to learn the necessary lesson, and let go in a healthy, healing way.
In order to Rewire Your Life you cannot simply grow the best parts of yourself. You must look at the hidden, tucked away items, and break the short circuit by unlearning old habits and creating new positive habits. Learn to nourish your mind, body, and spirit in a way that makes sense for YOU. Finally, study how your body, mind, and spirit react to each new choice. With each step you will become more and more aligned with your true self. Aligning your body, mind, and spirit IS healing.
The way to make sure new patterns remain is to celebrate small wins in everyday life. Just like we would celebrate small wins for a toddler learning to walk; cheering and clapping at their every move, positive feedback for learning new emotional patterns is a must. Do this with gratitude and joy.
The biggest mistake I made early in my healing journey was telling myself that when it was all over my husband and I would go to a fabulous beach to celebrate. Of course, once I began celebrating by creating joy and gratitude for everyday moments, my healing journey shifted. I was no longer waiting for “someday” to be great. Instead, I was intentionally telling my brain today was great. I am doing great. We are learning wonderful things, and they are positively impacting my life.
Love. Heal. Celebrate.
Rewiring YOUR Life is all about loving yourself, healing your body and mind, and celebrating life by learning to break the short circuits we have created with our emotions.
My online master class Soul Awakening; How to Rewire YOUR Life is beginning now! I invite you to learn more about how YOU have the power to change your life. Go to audreymichel.com/awaken to learn more AND to download my FREE SOUL AWAKENING TRAINING!
Audrey Michel is a spiritual growth coach, author, speaker, and radio host. As she recounts in her incredible bestselling book, Rewired Life, Audrey Michel endured chronic pain and disease for half her life. At her breaking point, she finally let her internal wisdom speak up and speak out, leading her on a path to self-discovery and true healing beyond what Western medicine could offer. Through it all, she learned to acknowledge the mind-body connection and its healing abilities, and after 17 years, she is pain- and symptom-free.
Through her radio show, Rewired Life™ Radio, Audrey continues her mission to empower women to heal through the inspiring guests she brings on to learn how to Love Yourself, Heal Your Body and Mind, and Celebrate Life. Audrey brings positivity, growth, wellness, and inspiration to empower women to heal. Audrey knows that our bodies are powerful and when we learn to interpret the messages, we hold the key to healing our bodies, minds, and spirits. Visit her website audreymichel.com for more information.