Imagine Yourself As...
Imagine yourself as a deep sea diver, a ballroom dancer, a professional athlete, a famous artist, or whatever you can’t imagine.
“No, that is not me”, your timid little voice inside your head escapes into your conscious thoughts. Take a moment to reflect on how many times per day your mind rejects what your imagination dreams up. It then may dawn on you as no surprise that many of us live our daily lives with self-limiting behaviors. When we come to realize that it is our own self-limiting thoughts that are creating and constraining our realities. We may then begin to take action and shift from a constrictive mindset to one. In which manifesting our goals and ambitions comes naturally, which are preventing us from living out our vision.
Seeing with new eyes, thinking with positive life-affirming thoughts, one can begin to make the shift to a manifesting mindset.
Manifesting is defined as a product of change brought through the direction of consciousness. When one can start thinking with this awareness in mind, one can take an active role in accepting their imagination as a catalyst for truly realizing their dreams.
Isn’t this empowering? Replacing your negative emotions with positive ones is the first step in manifesting the life you desire. One surefire way of replacing negative emotions is to start by writing down positive affirmations. For instance, one can change a self-limiting thought of, “I’ll never be a good public speaker” to “I am someone who speaks in public with ease and joy, someone who the world wants to hear.” Or, one can change the limiting belief that, “I will never make enough money to meet all my needs and feel secure”, to “the universe supports me, provides for me, and is safe.”
Start coming up with positive affirmations to replace old thought patterns. Write them on a piece of paper and post it where you can see it during the day. This way, you can continually remind yourself of these new thought patterns. These new beliefs will start permeating your mind and body, and you will be well on your way to creating a manifesting mindset in which you can create what you imagine.
Another way to practice replacing your old thought patterns with new ones is to say your affirmations out loud in front of a mirror. This technique makes you face yourself, and saying your affirmations out loud usually brings a greater emotional response to them as they start to sound true.
So, start today with changing your old self-limiting thoughts to positive life-affirming ones. You have nothing to lose, but your old limitations. Try it! It is truly easier than you can imagine.