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09 October 2011

Change Your Thoughts... Change Your Life

Mom and me at Whole Foods
September 2011
The collective mind of many individuals tends to either create or solve problems.  It takes one person to start any thought, birthing an idea that permeates other minds.

The mind is simple, emotions make it complicated.  

People are followers by nature, no one wants to be singled out and viewed as a freak.   It's why it's so easy for one negative person to spoil life for everyone.  It's easier to talk badly about ourselves than it is to build ourselves up.  I feel that fear of being different is the root cause to our personal flagellation.

Why follow when you can lead?

Based on my observations, a follower is someone with a low self-esteem.  Armed with a sour view of the world around them, folks wonder why their lives are miserable.  It's easy to fall into negative thinking, it seems to be everywhere.  Sadness prevails and more of the same is ushered into lives that are already stuck in a ditch.  

Being down and troubled clouds our thoughts, keeping us captive in a belief system that just doesn't work to bring us happiness.  Negativity is everywhere and it's our choice to either bath in it or take a daily emotional shower.

Visiting Mom's home, I have observed the behaviors of all the employees from the top down.  Like an ocean tide, the emotions of one will suck in everyone in it's path; negative and positive.  Knowing what I know about the mind and how to create my own personal happiness when the world around me seems to be crumbling; I find it painful to watch.

Initially, I too was sucked in to the madness of the wild emotions that fly around Mom's home.  I found myself sad every single day; crying... again!  I began asking myself how having my mom in a facility was good if I was crying every day and beginning to get physically sick again?

I had to do something to change how I was feeling.  I began to use self-hypnosis on myself.  It works.  I know how to change my mood.  I know how to make myself happy, after all only I can make myself happy.

I began practicing a simple technique that I had learned while studying hypnosis.  Each morning, I throw the bed covers off as I jump out of bed and exclaimed to the world around me, "Today WILL BE A GREAT DAY!"

The mind is suggestible.  Whatever we hear, whatever we hear ourselves say repeatedly, our subconscious mind hears. It's the basic principle behind why bad things seem to happen to good people.   I believe in the subconscious mind.  I believe that I hold the power within myself to change my circumstances in life.  You do too.

My belief comes from my personal experiences using this simple self-hypnosis technique; using one's voice to create the belief that transforms your life into a paradise.  It's possible, even when the proverbial poo is hitting the fan.

I could explain in detail how this works but instead, I'm going to show you HOW to do the simple self hypnosis technique, so that you can experience the explanation.

It takes strong emotion and feeling to help manifest a thought into reality.  That's why it's so easy to manifest crap in our life.  When we worry about something with strong emotion and feeling, when we fuel the idea with thought; we are creating the very thing we want to avoid.

Think about the stuff you are worrying about right now?  Is it helping to make your life any better or is your greatest fear manifesting?

My personal example:

My greatest fear in life was putting my mom in a nursing home.  I worried for decades about the day that I would need to take her to the place where she'd probably die.  I thought of all the guilt trips that she had inadvertently placed on me.

You see, Mom worried about the crazy gene, the inherited gene that seemed to make everyone in her immediate family, nuts.  Mom worried so much that she gave me her worry, her fear was implanted in my impressionable mind.  The result?  I became my mom's Care Giver and worried about nursing home placement.

My thoughts became obsessive with worry as she became more ill; strong emotion and feeling made my worst nightmare become my new reality.  I cried.  I sobbed.  I created my own misery with the thoughts that I had chosen to hold.

I knew how to solve my problem.  

I was burned out, I couldn't get myself out of my own personal hell.    Something had to change...

I chose to change myself.

I took slow deep breaths.  I practiced breathing again and was conscious not to take shallow breaths.  I filled my lungs with as much air as I could hold.  It felt good to expand my chest cavity with fresh oxygen.  My thoughts began to calm.  I began repeating positive affirmations that created a good feeling within.  I felt like I was coming home.


I repeated this phrase out loud and with strong feeling.  I am passionate with my belief in this phrase.  Every day on my drive to visit my mom at the nursing home, I drive and repeat my affirmation.  On days when I'm feeling a bit blue, I have to make an effort to do this exercise.

Something amazing happens ... everything begins to go my way.  It feels good.


It works.  Try it.  Believe in the power within YOU and YOU can transform your life.  Happiness is looking for you.  Change your thoughts and you will change your life in so many ways and on so many levels.  Repeating positive affirmations will keep your thoughts from drifting into the weeds.  You deserve to be happy, everyone does.