Stop Your Negative Internal Chatter

Many of us do not realize the importance of certain types of internal chatter that take place in our minds. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s the thoughts that run around in our heads every minute of every day. We’re either thinking about the vacation we’ll be going on, or the project that’s due at the end of the day, or even what we’re going to have for lunch. Along with those thoughts, are the statements we make in our heads that can be detrimental to ourselves without realizing it. It’s the negative chatter that we need to eliminate.

It’s okay to think about things taking place in our lives, but when we go down the rabbit hole of negativity and beat ourselves up for whatever reason, that’s when it’s important to try to stop the negative internal chatter. We don’t even realize we’re doing it. It’s as simple as when we make a mistake. We make negative statements of “I’m such an idiot,” or “How could I be so stupid?”.

You may not think or feel that’s a big deal, but the worst thing we can do to ourselves is to make those proclamations because they will enter our subconscious and continually reappear every time something negative happens in our life. It will become a vicious cycle that will become difficult to erase.

Now you may feel that is silly, but over time and with many years of this type of internal negative belief system, you could find yourself so depressed and full of anxiety and then not able to understand why you feel this way.

That is why meditating and quieting your mind is so important. You need to fill the internal chatter with positive affirmations even before your feet hit the floor first thing in the morning. It will begin to set your life on a whole new pattern. It takes time and motivation. It’s not something we find comfortable to do, but you do need to begin by saying you love yourself. Tell yourself that you are enough, that you are perfectly imperfect.

If you’re tired of negative things or specific negative patterns continually coming back to you, then why not try changing your internal chatter. Below are a few guidelines to help you manifest your dreams and goals by creating a positive and spiritually fulfilling life.

  • Think each day positively!
  • The energies of your mind will be better attuned to positivity so you will become an absolute positive thinker.
  • Go into deep meditation each day to bring yourself to the present moment so you can manifest positivity to your subconscious.
  • Affirm spiritually based suggestions to yourself every day – “I love myself,” “I am enough,” “I am one with God,” “The Universe is for me, and so is everything else.”
  • Always be aware that your EVERY thought becomes a part of your mind and subconscious and will set into motion the law of attraction that will materialize those thoughts.
  • Guarding your thoughts, in truth, is safeguarding and controlling your life.
  • Work continuously to build a positive self-image between your mind and subconscious. It will create a positive flow and create success and happiness.
  • Always see yourself as happy, healthy, loved, creative, successful, abundant, healed, happy, joyful, and most important…grateful.

If you can begin this process, even if it’s a few minutes out of your day, you can start to condition your mind and subconscious to approach all situations with a positive response without reacting irrationally.

Open your heart and mind and receive all that is good and positive for your life…and so it is!

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Open Your Mind to All Things

Have you ever felt as though you were in a rut? I think we all have. I’m here to tell you there’s a way out of that type of thinking. I believe we tend to set limitations on our thoughts. We limit ourselves or pigeon-hole our beliefs that we can only do one type of work, and if it fails, we’re ruined.

The same goes for setting goals, potentials, and desires. We think there’s only one type of person to attract, or that medicine is the only way to heal a physical condition. We’re told that we live in an age of specialization, that we have lost the flexibility to open our minds to more that is out in the world.

In order to get ourselves out of that specialization rut in our thinking, we need to create a mental atmosphere that allows us the freedom to receive all that is good in the universe. In other words, we need to think, feel, act, and have consciousness to be open to numerous avenues through which good can reach us in all aspects of our life.

Here are a few ways to open our minds to receive all that we can for our success in economics, health, and personal relationships:

  • Get a picture in your mind that you are open to receive all things that are good;
  • Think of yourself as someone who constantly receives good manifesting as pleasant surprises from unexpected and unplanned sources;
  • Don’t think that if one option you have in mind doesn’t work out, that your life is over;
  • Believe that as the saying goes, “when one door closes, another is opened”.
  • Believe that you are a multi-faceted person, and that numerous possibilities are open to you;
  • Always feel that your mind is constantly expanding into new horizons of understanding through which new good can reach you;
  • Don’t let opinions of others make you feel small or limited as to the ways good may reach you. Most people limit themselves and try to limit others. The only opinion that counts, is the one you have of yourself;
  • Realize that once you have fully opened your mind to all good things, you will receive all that the universe has to offer.

If you can try to change your thoughts, even if it’s for five minutes a day, you’ll begin to see positive changes take place. It’s a daily workout for our minds and thoughts, but the positive results that will take place are remarkable. Don’t give up on a dream if it doesn’t happen…it just may mean it’ll happen through another avenue at a later time.

So, open your mind to all the positive good that can and will come to you, believe in yourself, and watch the doors of opportunity open for you…and so it is!

The Sun Rises and Sets

I’ve often heard this phrase throughout my life during difficult times that people have faced, but I never realized truer words until I lost my father February 20, 2018. You hear those cliché’s of…life goes on; they’re in a better place, etc. I’ve used them myself, but when you are the one going through the actual storm, you discover what you’re made of and the strength of your faith.

I’ve seriously spent the last eight years rediscovering myself and my purpose. I’ve studied metaphysics, learned meditation and yoga, and tried to practice every day what it means to be present. I’ve also practiced the image of hope and believe there’s a reason for everything, but it wasn’t until my father slipped away that I understood what I had in me to carry on, get up each day and push through, and watch the sun rise and set.

I remember looking out my mother’s window after coming back from hospice when my father received last rites, and I watched the cars buzz by on the highway. People were scurrying off to work, or shopping, or taking their children to school. It was in that immediate moment when I realized, wow…life indeed does go on.

My emotions were mixed. I was angry that I lost my dad. I was relieved he wasn’t suffering anymore and at peace on the other side. My heart ached, and the pain was indescribable, but through all of that, a strange calm came over me. It was true, dad no longer suffered from neuropathy, shortness of breath, heart issues, a stroke, and pneumonia. I was blessed to have him in my 54 years, and I knew that I would hold his memories in my heart forever. To be honest, I’m not really sure where the calm and peace came from, other than knowing that I’ll be able to talk to my dad daily now. It just won’t be over the phone.

So, if you’re struggling with any pain, please know that if you keep your heart and mind open to the peace that comes with faith and hope, you can get through anything. You’ll soon discover, just as I did, that watching the sun rise and set is a gift from God not to be taken lightly.

Get up every day with a renewed enthusiasm for life. Love one another, cherish one another and be kind to one another. Cliché as it may be, life is short, life does go on, and the sun does rise and set…and so it is!

Courage to Make a Change in Your Life

The new year certainly brings on the usual resolutions of going on a diet, or self-improvement, etc. But how willing are you to really make the needed change in our life? I, myself, have the habit of talking the talk, but not walking the walk. I think there comes a time when you have to really look in the mirror and put yourself in a corner with these questions:

  • How much do you really want to change? A little? A great deal?
  • How much do you believe needs to be changed?
  • Are you willing to make the change/s?
  • Are you willing to stick it out when you start to attempt making “the” change?
  • Do you have the faith and belief you really can change?
  • Do you have the personal inner drive to see through the obstacles to come out on the other side fully changed?

These may be hard questions, but there comes a point when you need to “put up…or shut up”. There are times when a person doesn’t have any other choice than to change, such as the loss of job, or divorce. Sometimes being pushed into that corner is when we learn how capable we really are to make the needed changes.

Here’s a simple guide to help in personal transformation:

  • You must be willing to start the process to make the needed change and understand that it MUST begin with you;
  • You must understand that where you’ve been responsible for your own mistakes in the past, that you will make EVERY effort not to repeat them;
  • You need to realize that during this process you will be highly sensitive or vulnerable. It’s important NOT to let this sensitivity in life be a deterrent to accomplish your self-transformation;
  • You MUST be on guard not to let any negativity of others be an influence in your life. You do not want them to cause any setbacks in your attempt for inner transformation;
  • You must realize there will be an inevitable loss of some friends (I’ve experienced this). There may be people who think it peculiar for you to attempt to change or transform yourself;
  • Other may resent your attempt in changing because it is a reminder of their lack of confidence to take the very actions in their own lives. You may experience a sense of isolation, but DON’T let it deter you from your process of transformation;
  • It’s also important that as you begin to reach the end of your transformation that you DO NOT look down on others for their weaknesses. After all, this is the greatest definition of hypocrisy;
  • It may be that you recognize that part of the change that begins to take place relies on faith;
  • But the biggest understanding of making the needed change and/or personal transformation is that your TRUTH! The truth within you and in your dealings with others helps us to be more honest with ourselves and others.

If you know in your heart that a change is needed within you that will move you forward into the next chapter of your life, then believe in yourself! Know that you have the courage of the heart and the hope to do whatever is necessary to bring that change in your life! So stop putting it off…you’ve got this!

And so it is…

The Best Time in Your Life…Is Now

This was the centering thought of my mediation today, and I believe it holds an amazing amount of truth. If you were to ask yourself, when was the perfect time of your life, it’s common for us to reflect back to certain moments (i.e marriage, childbirth, job promotion). However, those moments were the best times of our life…then, at that moment.

It’s natural to choose monumental events that have made us happy, but we need to be happy every day being in the present moment. The best time in your life is when you are folding laundry, washing dishes, doing your job at work, meditating, and having dinner with your family.

A good reminder of how precious our time is, is being in the moment and believing it’s the best time in your life in that moment. We are constantly thinking about the next thing, the next job, the next dinner, the next day, month, year and then we wonder why we ask ourselves, Where does the time go?

When you give your undivided attention to the moment you are in, it brings a sense of fulfillment. I love the adage from Deepak Chopra about the common phrase when we tell people to slow down, “Stop and smell the roses.” His view is, ‘wouldn’t it be better if we were the gardener in that bed of roses’? I think so.

So whatever it is that you’re doing right now, reading this post, make sure you’re giving it your all…be present and remember, the best time in your life…is now!

…and so it is!

Getting in the Way of Oneself

Have you ever noticed that the person who is the hardest on you…is YOU? I’ve certainly learned this over the years. We put so much pressure on ourselves to succeed in every area of our lives. Trying to force the hand to fit our situation. I love the phrase, “If you want to make God smile, tell him you have a plan.”

One of the most difficult things I have tried to learn is, to just be…to go with the flow. Has anyone ever told you to just chill? It’s easier said than done. I’ve told many others that same phrase. Unfortunately, I haven’t mastered it myself.

I need to learn to get out of my own way. To trust in the Universe and to believe that I am where I need to be in the present moment. My mind is in a constant motion, which is why meditation has been hard for me over the last several years. Trying to shut off all of the chatter and to be still, even for five minutes, can be difficult.

However, I do know that when I reach a moment of frustration or impatience, it doesn’t take me near as long as it once did to clear my thoughts and move forward. I remember hearing a great phrase that I tell myself during these moments, “I may not be where I want to be, but at least I’m not where I used to be. I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.”

So if you’re having a bad moment, day, week, month, or year, don’t get in the way of yourself. Try to quiet your mind through meditation or any other diversion that clears your thoughts. Then tell yourself that everything is as it should be…and trust in the process. Take a quick glimpse at how far you’ve come to this point, and believe you’re doing everything right in that moment.

Remember the phrase, The Universe is for me, and so is everything else…and so it is!

Your Spiritual Truth Will Bring Happiness and Success

I’ve recently learned, on this amazing journey of mine, that I hadn’t been speaking my truth. That I was blocking myself subconsciously causing a repeated cycle of frustration, anxiety, and restlessness.

At first, I was quite confused as to the meaning of “speaking my truth”, but I have slowly gathered that I was lacking my own confidence. I spoke the words, I am a great at…fill in the blank…but I truly didn’t believe it.

I think we all hear that little tiny voice in our head that says, “Are you really that good at this?” “Do you really want to try something new?” “Can you trust yourself to be successful at…?”

Well I’m here to tell you that you ARE awesome, talented, and creative. If you acknowledge that, in your own mind, you can possess all that is good within you. You can receive through a process of psychic energy and set it into motion within your own mind.

Every thought in your mind is a cause, which sets into motion a psychic energy out into the Universe, which will result in a physical effect visibly seen by the world. If you think good thoughts in your own mind, you will set up a psychic chain reaction that will eventually return good to you in your life. That same goes if you put out the negative thoughts into the Universe.

When you have learned and practiced this process, you will discover and believe that any type of negative condition that comes upon your life is only temporary. The same goes to being good or kind to another person. This will then bring goodness and kindness back to you.

Here are a few daily guidelines to help you live the law of success:

  • Meditate each day to keep your intuition open.
  • Program your mind each day with success ideas during meditation so as to place successful thoughts into your subconscious.
  • Don’t allow yourself to become sidetracked from your goals. Think for yourself.
  • Live each day as if you have already received your goals of success.
  • Don’t worry about where, or from whom, how this success can come to you. Constantly confirm that all channels are open and flowing to you from the Universe.
  • Every time you think a positive thought about success, immediately follow it up with the words, “And so it is!” This enforces the power of the thought in your subconscious.
  • As always, follow the bible verse, “As we sow, so shall we reap.” Plant those positive seeds into your subconscious.
  • Don’t fear the future. You were put on this earth for a purpose to fulfill your destiny.
  • Pace the tempo of your journey. Don’t feel you need to be in a hurry for your success.

So don’t just say the words, “I am great at…”, believe them to be so! Speak your truth and put those positive words out into the Universe. Treat others with love and respect. When you do, you will soon discover all of that truth, love, and respect coming back to you and therefore, creating the success you deserve. And so it is…