I recently wrote an article about how our thoughts and beliefs affect our lives. When we are focusing on the negative in life or unresolved issues from our past, we are like caged birds that can not fly. We are not able to see the love, abundance, and joy that are right around the corner. Fear may come forward to control us. We do not believe we are worthy or deserve the life we want.
Thoughts and beliefs are powerful things. What you think about is what you will attract into your life. The good news is that you can learn to change them. You can reprogram yourself. It is easy for me to say when it felt almost impossible for me to do. How do you change your thoughts? What do you mean – just let them go? Are you kidding me?!?
One of the tools that supports my clients in shifting their thoughts and beliefs is using the power of visualizations. Many of them enjoy creating their own and the possibilities are endless. Here are some samples of ones we have used:
1. Imagine your thoughts are in an iPod or MP3 player. Delete negative songs as they come up or switch to ones you like better.
2. Picture yourself driving down a highway where each lane is a type of thinking and simply change lanes.
3. Imagine a protective bubble around you.
4. Pretend you have a remote control and simply change the channel.
5. Imagine you are a tree with deep roots that sways with the wind while staying strong and tall. The wind symbolizes your challenges or people who upset you.
6. Sit quietly and visualize gathering your thoughts together into a ball and then setting them outside of you. They may float next to your head or you can put them into something like a box or safe.
7. Write negative thoughts and beliefs down and shred them. (You can actually do this one.)
8. Create a connection with your heart or spirit inside of you. Listen to what it tells you. The unsupported thoughts and beliefs will fall away.
Would one of these ideas work for you? Or, are you inspired to create your own? I would love to hear your ideas. And remember, you can only think one thought at a time, so start choosing ones that support you