today, I published the second installment of my podcast, hosted on Anchor, called The Not So Quiet Place – Mindfulness For Real. This episode focuses on how you can use mindfulness to aid you in your law of attraction practices. Take a listen:
For those of you who would like the transcript to follow along, enjoy:
For Law of Attraction to work in your favor, it is essential to be positive, to think positive, to focus on actions that make you feel good, and to cultivate inner peace.
All of the above, however, is easier to say than done on a regular basis, especially when we are first trying to get from a place of lack to a place of abundance and personal success.
Thankfully, mindfulness can assist us in that process, and today, I will tell you how.
Welcome to Mindfulness for Real, it is good to have you here with me today. If you have not subscribed to this podcast, then I encourage you to do so now, as I will be sharing with you applications and information about mindfulness that you may not have thought of, but are practical and down to earth. Let’s get started with today’s topic – How Mindfulness Can Kickstart and Support Your Law of Attraction Practice.
“It’s the so-called small habits that matter the most. How you talk to yourself. The books you choose to read. Who you share your energy with. Who you allow to have access to you. These are the habits that ultimately shape your life.”
Negative self-talk can be overwhelming, and hard to stop. Sometimes this can go on without us being aware, until we are at a downward spiral, and far away from achieving the peaceful or joyful state, that we have intended to achieve.
But mindfulness can be a tool to stop that negative thinking pattern, and over time even reduce it to minimal, or non-existent. You see, mindfulness can work as a full stop – it is your tool that you have always available, which can snap you out of any thought pattern at any time, if you practice it diligently, and correctly.
While it may not change your mood instantly from down to joyful, it will give you the chance to start over – to practice a better feeling thought, AND it will allow you to become aware of patterns and triggers, that you can then modify.
Awareness is a great tool – the awareness of previously oblivious patterns gives us the power to change those patterns and therefore puts the practitioner in control. And who does not like to control their own mind?
So how does this work practically?
By using mindfulness practices, such as being completely present in your day to day activities, and focusing on the sensations, actions, and thoughts, you have the opportunity to stop any negative thought in various ways. Today, I will focus on two practices that I used on a regular basis, and still use to this day, when I am particularly in need.
Practice Number 1:
- Give thanks to your thoughts. Sometimes our thoughts, especially those of lack and potential doom, are there because our brain is trying to protect us from (mostly imagined) potential harm. After all, that is what one of our brain’s jobs, and therefore those thoughts are doing what they are designed to do.
- However, most of the time, these warnings are not based on reality, but rather come from a combination of our past experiences and our programming through society and family. That is why it is extremely important to stop them but in a gentle way. A simple statement when realizing this thinking pattern, repeated EVERY time you catch a similar thought will help you rewire your brain to think differently.
- I suggest a statement such as “Thank you, but I got this!” or something similar that feels right to you. Whichever statement you choose, it should be short, simple, re-affirming, the same, and ended with a smile. You may even add a little visualized bow, as a sign of acknowledgment of what your brain was trying to do for you. If practiced regularly, this is a very powerful tool to gently reaffirm a more positive state and gives you a chance to re-direct your thinking pattern.
“We have to give our brain permission to search for, and find, answers. This permission comes in the form we talk to ourselves.”
Practice Number 2:
- The second practice is more abrupt but just as effective.
- When you become aware of the negative thinking pattern, stop immediately and begin what I call “The Naming Practice”.
- Instead of focusing on your thoughts, you will now begin naming sensations, such as the water running over your hands, or the t-shirt you are wearing – or objects that are in your close vicinity.
- It is important that you use first-generation words, meaning simple, singular words without descriptions during this practice. Describing words leave a potential for being judgmental, while simple naming words are only there, to guide your awareness of the objects, or sensation.
- A typical practice would be, for example, naming the objects on your desk – pen, keyboard, ruler, cup, paper, and so forth, until you feel calmer, and at a distance from the previous negative thoughts. Allow yourself to smile, as you regain control over what you are focusing on.
- Advanced practitioners can add after a short while, positive, loving describing words, such as blue pen, pretty cup, hot coffee, and so forth. This practice can be, after it has been done for 21 days, expanded to conclude with a feeling of gratitude for the objects and sensations you are observing.
In the beginning, you may need to use these practices multiple times throughout the day, but with regular practice, you will be needing them less frequently, and overall feel calmer, and at peace.
As you use these techniques, you will achieve two things:
- You are becoming more aware of your thinking
- You are able to stop negative thinking patterns quicker, and more efficiently.
From that point, you can use other manifestation techniques that can move you further toward joy – such as gratitude work, the focus wheel, and others.
I hope you enjoyed today’s podcast episode on how mindfulness can assist you in kickstarting and deepening your Law of Attraction practice.
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