There is this thing that happens… when shifts appear. That’s what we do as we grow and evolve, right? Our evolution is a series of shifts. We shift through life. Things happen. We do or don’t do certain things… We have a positive experience or we have a negative experience.
What I have learned is that how we navigate through our experience directly effects the direction or outcome of these shifts.
The problem is that I didn’t know this until I was almost 40 years old. I thought it to be inconceivable for someone to honestly be able to smoothly move through life experiences. Life was hard, you had to struggle. Things are never fair. How could someone actually be ok moving through difficult times in life?
Turns out, the answer is pretty simple.
You cant ever be ok moving through difficult times if you believe that is what is suppose to happen- that its suppose to be hard and uncomfortable. If you don’t believe it how can it be? It can’t.
So what can we do with this information? That too is pretty simple. You can disregard it and continue strengthening whatever it is you feel stuck in. I did that for a very long time and really broke myself. It was in my healing that I learned another way of moving through things…
You may have heard the word “manifest” if you have ever heard of me before reading this. I have become a manifesting maniac ; )
What does that have to do with anything? Well, once I learned that you can move through things more effectively and smoothly I began to practice and it really worked.
I have been intensely practicing this other way for almost 10 years and it has drastically improved so many areas of my life that were once so painful or difficult. It is how I manifest or direct my experience.
I am still practicing, everyday learning more and getting to watch the beautiful effect it has on those practicing with me. So here it is:
To feel better immediately there are a few great mental responses you can use to shift your feeling about that thing. The trick is to learn how to catch yourself as soon as you begin to feel bad. The longer you practice feeling bad about something the more time it MAY take to feel. You may be at a point where you are ALWAYS in pain. You may have even convinced yourself that this is just what it is and there is no other way of being. I get it, but know that wherever you are in your practice you can begin saying these things to yourself and you WILL feel better. Say them as if you mean them though you may not when you begin the exercise.
Here you go. Shift easier. These are your new “go-to” thoughts. Use them often, especially when you are feeling negative.
“I am so grateful to be moving through this quickly and easily.”
“Thank you or whatever value is in this moment. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
“This is my practice. I am getting better and better and moving through this.”
“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for this opportunity to practice breathing and letting go.”
When I began practicing these statements while I was feeling super distressed I really didn’t think it could work. I only tried this technique because I had nothing to lose. No one had to know. I didn’t have to order anything or go anywhere. I didn’t have to change ANYTHING except what I was telling myself, so I practiced this new language.
Today is your day. Whatever brought you here you may give thanks to right now because you have in your knowing a tool that can provide relief. Try it for a week. You either feel better or you feel like you may right now. One week. Practice with me…
I am grateful for this opportunity.