We are vibrational beings. With every thought we have we transmit a vibration to the Universe. When we place our focus of attention on a particula
We are vibrational beings. With every thought we have we transmit a vibration to the Universe. When we place our focus of attention on a particular thought, we strengthen the vibration of that thought. The Universe responds to our vibration by giving us what we are placing our energy and attention on. When we repeatedly hold a thought, it becomes a belief. Our beliefs determine what shows up in our lives. If, for example, a person believes he or she is not deserving of success, then despite all efforts, there will be some way in which she sabotages her success.
Most of our beliefs come from the ideas we picked up in childhood. Unfortunately, many of those beliefs are not true. Think about your self-talk. How often is it encouraging and positive? For most people, the majority of their thoughts are negative and habitual. No wonder so many people struggle to reach their goals and dreams!
Our beliefs, attitudes, and values are stored in our subconscious mind. You may not even realize some of the beliefs you hold subconsciously. Our beliefs become the lens through which we see the world and affect how we behave. If you want to know what beliefs you hold, simply look at your life and ask, “What would someone have to believe in order to have created this?”
Perhaps you recognize some of these commonly held beliefs:
No matter what I do or how hard I try, it’s never good enough.
I blame others for my problems.
My opinion doesn’t matter.
What I do isn’t really important.
If people knew the real me they wouldn’t like me.
I shouldn’t try anything new or risky because I’ll probably screw it up.
I don’t deserve to be happy (be successful, have love, etc.)
Mistakes and failure are bad.
The way to consciously deactivate a thought is to replace it with a different thought. When you first give your attention to a new thought, the vibration isn’t very strong. But with practice, you begin to shift your limiting dominant thought to the new one. You actually create new neural pathways in the brain, so the new thought is now your default thought. Now you will be transmitting a vibration in alignment with what you want to create in your life.
Think about how you feel when you have a negative thought. Not so good, right? That feeling of contraction is your indicator you are off track from creating what you want. Your Source knows you are deserving and capable of bringing into being everything you want to be, do and have. When you think a negative thought you are out of alignment with what is actually true about you. So, use your feelings as your internal guidance system to tell if you are in alignment with your desires or keeping them away from you.
Some ways to practice shifting to positive thoughts:
Start paying more attention to your self-talk. When you notice a negative thought, gently replace it with a thought that feels better. Practice the new thought as an affirmation. You can start the new thought with the words “I’ve decided” or “I chose.” Ex: I choose to know that I am deserving of success” or “I’ve decided I am deserving of success.”
Scripting is another great way to practice new thinking and raise your vibration. Simply write a story about how you want your life to look, as if it was already accomplished. Use sentence starters like, “I love knowing that… ” and “It’s so exciting when… ” Read your script frequently to raise your vibration and to make sure it is something that feels great to read!
Vision boards and “mind movies” are great if you are a visual person. There are many resources online that will help you with ideas for creating a vision board or create a video version of a vision board.