No, this isn’t a ramble on a higher power.
This is a post emphasising that the power is within you.
Let me explain.
Lately I’ve been concious to some interesting things happening around me.
Actually, it’s hard not to be. I am finally undergoing big life changes, working towards a more positive direction.
- I got a second job at a cafe, a dream of mine for many years now, and have met some really cool people (high 5 Emily 🙂 )
- A relationship with a loved one ended (her choice), opening my eyes to the truth of the situation
- I sold my apartment in Townsville
- I resigned from my full-time job in engineering.
Why did these events happen for me? Did they manifest naturally, or did I have part in their creation?
Were they meant to be, or has my attitude, actions and mindset attracted the results?
Actually, I think that there is nothing that is ‘meant to be’.
Put another way, I’m sure that nothing is a coincidence.
It’s an interesting, curious question. and one I’d like to explore further with you in this post. I’ll take a look at my perspective more, and share with you my three ‘must do’ habits that you can use to start attracting positivity to your life.
1. Manifest the future through positive beliefs
This is a new concept for me to acknowledge, although I admit I have been curious for a long time.
Manifestation (creation through positive beliefs) is a concept that is being chorused frequently as the globe trends toward a greater awareness of alternative concepts.
Manifestation is creating an outcome based on the visualisation of it happening.
To believe, or not to believe?
There is no right or wrong answer. In fact, there is no answer, as it’s a rhetorical question!
My thoughts are that, no matter what, you are in control of your surroundings.
You have complete control over your destiny, and you are able to attract (and deter) people, objects, and experiences to your life.
For example, consider the following positive beliefs of mine:
- Ask and you shall receive – There is no harm in asking. In fact, you can only gain from the exercise. You either gain what you were asking for (be it an object, knowledge etc.), or you gain an answer to provide closure to your curiosity. Try it for yourself. It will open a new world of possibility.
- You already know the answer – Yep, you are smart, smarter than you realise. It can be uncanny how often you undertake a task, relationship, or other, and after the ‘honeymoon period’ has ended, you feel your initial judgement, before it was hidden by the euphoria of the ‘good feelings’, becomes present once again.
Use these as simple cues to shift your mindset to a more positive, driven one, and watch the changes flow.
2. Remind yourself of your potential
In amongst all the negativity that the majority of us are surrounded by (take the news for example – how many people died in the world today?!), it is easy to become overpowered, overwhelmed, overcome.
The world can make you feel powerless.
Don’t worry. I get it. I have been victim of the influence of social pressure too (and still do – I’m human after all).
The good news is I now recognise how easily I am influenced by my surroundings.
This can work for me and against me.
To make a positive start to each day, I am actively nurturing the idea that I have potential, I have power, and I can do what I want to do.
Practice positive reinforcement.
This can be done in many ways.
I choose to spend the first 15min of my day going over a number of vision boards, mantras, and performing meditation. As part of my exploration into this morning ritual, I created a poem to myself – a younger me – to provide words of wisdom.
I’m pretty proud of it, and I’d like to share it with you.
Poem to my Younger Self
by Jason TownsendLife is a struggle, of ups and downs, always new challenges, testing and trying. The path most travelled, bears mediocre returns, The path less travelled, is one travelled by few. Don’t be disheartened. Although there is less traffic on these streets, Your actions will inspire, creating many followers you will meet. Your heart is a beacon, a map, a sign, Let your heart be your guide, and in a positive direction you will wind. You are perfect as you are, comparison do not dare, For in self and inner beauty, comes a strength you can’t compare. Don’t become stagnant, don’t wait idol wishing for a guide, Be the source to inspire them, a source of admiration and pride. For when you act as those whom you want to find, The law of attraction will present itself, and you’ll create a following in time. I give you these, my humble words, As I float here, high with the birds. You can do great, you can achieve, Your only limit, is to what you believe. So go out there and make your mark, Use these learnings, and don’t forget. There’s little to be made from burning regret, Go forth, be known, don’t waste your time, Do what matters, what makes you shine.
3. Practice mindfulness and let positive energy flow
Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, characterized mainly by “acceptance” – attention to thoughts and feelings without judging whether they are right or wrong.
– Wikipedia, 2014
You really, really want something to happen?
Stop thinking about it so much!
It’s great to visualise your goals, desires and objectives, but it is unproductive to obsess over them.
In my experience, it’s easy to get caught up in anticipation and expectation – looking to the future and neglecting the present.
Future worries = anxiety = negative energy.
Stop negativity in it’s tracks by practicing some mindfulness. For some, this comes through meditation (traditional relaxation, exercise, repetitive tasks, music, yoga) or it can be practiced actively.
How do I practice active mindfulness?
If I find myself in a negative spin, or focusing too much on that out of my control (i.e the future), I acknowledge this feeling for what it is and take a better look…….
I become curious and inquisitive of my thoughts.
Question why you feel as you do, especially if it is negative. You have control. Take it before negativity manifests into something worse.
Always ask yourself this valuable question if you find yourself dwelling over something:
What else could this mean?
Taking the time to stop, take a breath, and ask this valuable question is the beginning of your mindfulness journey, and a sure way to tackle negative energy.
Are things meant to be? I don’t think so.
Everything is in your control. After all, your mind interprets all of your senses.
The world that you live in is an interpretation provided by your mind.
Therefore, you can master your surroundings, your emotions, your destiny, by transforming the way you think!
Lucky for you, I’ve covered 3 things at a minimum that you could implement today to begin your journey to attract positivity to your life.
- Manifestation through positive beliefs
- Remind yourself of your potential
- Practice mindfulness
These are easy habits to implement into your routine. You may need to get up 30 minutes earlier in the morning, but it’s worth it.
Start your day on a high. Implement these three positive steps and begin attracting positivity, and take charge of your destiny.
If you’d like guidance with any of the topics I’ve discussed, feel free to get in touch. I am always happy to learn through the experience of others and assist where I can.
Once again, I appreciate you taking time to read my work. If you like it, please share it with your friends on social media.
The more people I can help, the happier I’ll be.
Yours in inspiration,
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