HOW TO MANIFEST YOUR DESIRES IN 2 STEPS- PART 2
Article by Patricia Lynn Dominice
Through my spiritual journey I have come to realize how much negativity is apart of our social norm. We are asked what we can and cannot do and then how do we fix it. And that its ok to feel like we can’t do something and then of course to figure out a solution. What they don’t teach us is how easily we can transform negativity. For every way you can see, think or hear negativity, there are at least two ways you can do the same in a positive light.
1. Take out the trash!
Negative, self defeating thoughts bouncing around in your head are only making the vicious cycle worse. You see memes saying things like, “when you cry about something, go ahead and cry, but makes sure you never cry about it again.” But how hard is that?? It’s easier said than done, speaking from personal experience.
SO, grab your journal/notebook and write down at least five self defeating or negative thoughts. Feel free to write down as much as bothering you at the time...write until you can’t write anymore. Go back through your list and see how each one makes you feel….take deep breaths as needed. Take your time with this step….some things are easier to work through than others. Once you get to the end...throw it away!
That’s right….get rid of it! Rip it up into tiny pieces, you’re able to burn it somewhere(take care with this and douse if needed before you leave the room!) or just crumple it up and throw it where you’ll never EVER EVER see it again! You’ve sent it off to the universe/god/angels to take care of it. Let them have it….it is no longer yours to worry over.
2. Turn the Negative Beat Around
What’s a thought that you feel is holding you back? For instance, If you don’t take up new hobbies or you don’t try to pursue your dream job because you can’t….whatever the reason is. Try to flip that around. If I was your Spiritual Coach, I might tell you when you have this thought, try saying instead WHY NOT ME? And really try to answer that question. The answer you give yourself is, “I don’t have time.” What makes you say that?
It’s kind of like the bubble brainstorming teachers had us do in school….follow it to the end of the process. I guarantee you, EVERYONE has time in their day to work on something that makes them happy!
3. What Makes You Happy?!
Think of things that make you insanely happy. There’s no judgement….no one is going to see this unless you want them to. Make a list of all the things that make you HAPPY.
I also recommend putting it somewhere where you can see it all the time!! On the fridge, in your bathroom(I actually write a few dreams on my bathroom mirror where I can see it everyday), wherever you’re able to see it daily.
This will also do double duty for your new happy mindset.
4. DO the Happy!
Here’s where that super happiness list comes in handy….
When you’re in a funk, DO those things that make you happy happy happy! Is dancing crazy around the house to music something you love...DO IT! Pinning on Pinterest, watching funny/animal/diy, etc videos on YouTube, cooking or baking…..Pick something and do it!
It’s funny right, we only do things like that when we already feel good….have you ever noticed that? Why not do them when you don’t feel good??
This is something I feel people think it is hokey and new agey, but it has stuck around for a reason….THEY WORK. A great one that I love from Gabrielle Bernstein’s book May Cause Miracles(HIGHLY recommended and so easy to stick with!) is “I forgive myself for having this thought. I choose love instead.” I’m telling you, you’d be amazed what continuously saying that every time you have a self defeating thought will do!
If that affirmation doesn’t resonate with you, find one that does.
The beautiful thing about this journey is that there are no rules. You are here to re-work and break the system. Show the other beings of earth how powerful we really are.
Because when we heal ourselves, we heal those after us.