Here’s a little game to play: try to substitute any positive word or thought for a negative one. If you’re thinking about how many bills you have to pay, immediately change it around to “I have an abundance of wealth!” If you’re thinking you’re not going to get that promotion or your project isn’t going to win at the Science Fair, instead change it around to “I have an abundance of success!” And don’t be looking for immediate results, what we’re doing, here, is neural rewiring! We’re changing patterns of behavior–not looking for immediate “pots of gold.”
So, see how long you can do it! If you falter…start over again!
Think it’s easy? Maybe even a waste of your time?
If our thoughts drive our actions, I think you can make the connection. But it’s also interesting to note how your thoughts, actions, and words come out of you. Think you’re really an optimist? A happy, positive person? Examining your thoughts and actions in this way can be quite eye-opening. And as we’ve all heard from psychologists and all the other great thinkers, if you think one way, it carries over into your actions. If you don’t initially believe something, yet pretend to believe that something, eventually you do come to believe it (now, sometimes the body and/or mind can “revolt” or take issue, say, perhaps with sneezing or any other bodily function, but ask yourself if this is related to some innate “push back” because of a fear of success, or change, or any other internal issue you may have–everything’s related…).
After all, if you had a choice to go through life as a happy and positive individual, wouldn’t you prefer that over being dark, dank, and depressed? Personally (and we all have our “moments,” me included), I prefer to go through life with a smile and a good word than the alternative. Greeting “Hi, how ya doin?” to all I meet, and trying to get them to smile. It’s just the way I am.
I got this “game” from a book, called The Way Toward Health, by Jane Roberts, Seth, and Robert Butts. It’s been in other forms in other books by these three, but I most recently completed rereading it and have been earnestly playing the game the past week (I’ve actually been doing this most of my life, but revitalized it recently). It’s most enlightening. But it’s also important to keep it fun, and “like” a game. Don’t get pissy or down on yourself…just observe and substitute. It’s important to remain playful!
The Way Toward Health, like all their books, is a fascinating read, the last one worked on by Jane, literally days before she passed on, on Sept 9, 1984. It may be a stretch for many (the whole Seth and channeling aspect might leave some cold…but whether or not you agree with the delivery mechanics…is the information at all useful to you?), but if you give it a chance, it might give you some different perspectives on how to “be healthy” in mind, body, and spirit.
So…what are you thinking right this moment?