Feb 22, 2018
Are You a Storm Chaser
What is a “storm chaser”?
A storm chaser is someone who manifests problem after problem, drama after drama in their life. A constant victim who feels attacked from all sides.
We all have a little storm chaser in us. We all go through periods of time when nothing seems to go right and the world is against us. In this episode of the Higher Ground Living Podcast Shane and Nikki look into what the cause of this phenomenon could be.
Could we be creating these constant problems with the quality of our thinking? Look at sports psychology, when a team is winning games they can easily go on a roll winning multiple games because their belief is high and they are expecting to win. Professional teams spend millions of dollars in programs to get their players thinking like winners.
On the other hand, teams that are on a losing streak can find it very hard to get that winning feeling back. Which keeps them in the expectation that they are going to lose.
The same applies for our everyday lives, our business and relationships. It's interesting that most of us fail to see the connection between our thinking and the drama in our lives.
Internal Drama = External Drama
Real storm chasers are those people who are in constant drama. They seem to attract trouble at every turn. They can’t live without problems. They are unaware that they are creating the issues with their expectation for drama and most often they believe they are victims.
When you believe you are a victim then your going to to be victimized. There is going to be trouble all the time to justify the belief that you are a victim. The quickest way to break out of the cycle of storm chasing is to alter your belief. Make the shift from victim to responsibility. Take responsibility that your negative thinking is manifesting the constant flow of problems. That the drama is flowing from your expectation for drama.
In the episode Shane tells this story:
A few months ago I had a prolonged period of high frustration that really got me down. While I was aware that I was not a victim of outside forces I was super frustrated at myself for not being able to manifest the life I desired. I was busy working seven days a week in my service business, plus doing live gigs on weekend nights. Working like crazy and trying to find time to start this Podcast with Nikki.
I kept trying to schedule times to record but had to constantly cancel due to things coming up and getting in the way. This led to massive frustration as all the things I didn’t want to be doing were manifesting and the good things I wanted to do, I could not get started. So I grew more and more depressed and defeated.
Until one day I was working listening to Podcasts, as I always do. When I heard this: often the cause of great frustration in your life is that your swimming against the flow of where life is trying to take you!
In that moment I realized the mistake I was making. I was pushing too hard, trying too hard to grind out my own path when I needed to use the momentum that my life already had to propel me towards my goal. I needed to get into the flow of my life, stop resisting and fighting and allow life to take me on the journey. In that moment I let go of all my frustration and anger and surrendered myself to the faith that life is taking me to where I need to be.
I instantly felt great and fresh again. Within weeks we were podcasting weekly and everything has been falling into place ever since.
What I learnt from this situation was that we are creating peace, turmoil, success and failure with the quality of our thinking. If you feel like storms are constantly coming your way. Take some time to audit your thinking. Are you expecting the worst? Are you feeling like a victim? That the world hates you? That your cursed?
It’s not true. If you can start to develop brighter, more positive beliefs about yourself you will see your life start to turn around. Expect good things, start to believe that good things are going to happen. Stop saying frases like “ this always happens to me” and “nothing ever works out right for me”.
Instead say “ My life is flowing towards good things”. “ My dreams are coming true”. Even if you don’t really believe it based on your life experience just say it anyway. Because the more you can program that new focus into your beliefs about yourself the more you will start to see good things happening for you.
So stop swimming against the current. Stop fighting against your life. Choose to believe that life, God and the universe have your back. The truth is they do. They are working for you not against you. Get into that flow and watch the magic happen.