By Sheryl S. B. Bakalov
This idea and concept can seem a bit "out there", but whether you realize it or not, you are visualizing (in other words, creating) your reality all the time. I've manifested a lot of things in my life that people would find extraordinary, such as all three mp3-players I've ever owned (I had not paid a single dime and 2 were brand new, 1 was gently used), my current relationship with my awesome boo (he's all I've wanted AND MORE), living in the area I currently reside in (one of the most beautiful and expensive cities to live in my area AND I scored a great place to live that is wonderfully affordable), and many other things.
I'm sure you can think of some awesome things or experiences, whether big or small, that you've been able to attract and manifest into your life.
Here are some of the most basic, tried and true, tips for visualizing the things you want in your life:
1. Know what you want: You've got to be clear on what you want, but be general. Make room for the universe to surprise you with the goods. Sometimes you can get specific, but even if you don't know exactly what you want, start thinking about your desired "end result".
For example, maybe you'd like to attract a thing, such as an e-reader. You might know exactly which one you want, so you can visualize yourself already having it and how it feels to have it. Or, if you don't care which one you get, as long as you have one, visualize yourself having one and what it would feel like for you to have one in your possession. The same would apply to an experience you'd like to experience, such as traveling to another country or doing something on your bucket list.
2. Get into the feeling of your desired "end result": It works best when you really connect to the "feeling" as if it is already a part of your reality. It also works best when you are general about the feeling of how you want your life to be like. (It sounds contradictory to knowing exactly what you want, but being general helps you let go of thinking about "how" it's going to happen and not get hung up that what actually shows up was MUCH BETTER than you had originally wanted). When you align yourself and your awareness to already having what it is that you want, and you can start to really feel as if you have what you want, then it will come to you much faster.
3. Let go and trust: This is important. Don't worry about "how" it's going to happen. Get into a state of an "it is done" feeling. If you are too attached to the thing you want, you actually repel it from coming to you. Have you ever tried so hard to make something happen (or tried to not think about the pink elephant) that it never came to you (or that pink elephant is now stuck in your head)?
Try this quick exercise illustration of the point I'm making: Close your palms and make fists with your hands. Squeeze as tight as you can (without hurting yourself, of course). Now keep them closed and notice the feeling of holding on to something so tightly, you can't enjoy it because it's trapped in your palms. Also, your palms are not able to accept even better things that are awaiting to come to you because they are closed. I hope this quick exercise illustrates the importance of letting go and allowing the things you want to come to you.
4. Not more than 3-5 minutes a day! Honestly, keep it simple. It's all part of the fun of this whole process. Yes, I said it, it can be FUN! Keeping it fun helps you let go and trust that what you are visualizing (aka: feeling) is feeling more like your reality and you have come to the point where you "just know" it's going to happen, therefore, it will show up much quicker.
5. Remember: You deserve this. You are attracting things into your life every single moment. Once you are aware of this amazing magic that's available to you, make it a fun process of self-love and self-growth, and start attracting the beautiful things that are deep down in your soul that you deeply desire and DESE
On January 25th, 2012 I tweeted that if humans came with an instruction manual it would be The Four Agreements. The Four Agreements is a book written by Don Miguel Ruiz based on Toltec wisdom.
This book is best read when your mind is fertile and open to receiving, to ensure the seed that is about to be planted will grow into actionable knowledge and positive experiences.
Sleep is absolutely essential to both the body and mind as impaired sleep, altered sleep patterns, and sleep deprivation can severely disrupt mental and physical function. It’s often debated, but exactly how much sleep an individual needs does vary from person to person. Sleep needs tend to decrease with age, for example, a one year old requires about 14 hours a day, a five year old about 12 and adults, about 7 to 8. In addition, women actually tend to need more sleep than men.
By Alexandra Valle
More and More these days people feel stressed and feel that they don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done. Stress and fatigue reinforce feelings of unhappiness, impatience, and frustration. Stress also affect our health.
People are often so busy we feel there is no time to stop and meditate, but meditation can actually give you more time by calming your mind and giving you more focus. A simple ten or fifteen minute breathing meditation can help you overcome stress and find some inner peace and balance. Meditation can also help to understand our own mind.
We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy. Overcoming negative minds and cultivating constructive thoughts is the purpose of the transforming meditations found in the Buddhist tradition. This is a profound practice you can enjoy throughout the day, not just while seated in meditation.
The purpose of meditation is to make our minds calm and peaceful. When our mind is peaceful, we can become free from worries and mental discomfort, experiencing true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, it can be very difficult to find stable happiness, even if we are living in the very best conditions.
If we train in meditation, our mind can gradually become more and more peaceful, and we can experience more stable forms of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to be happy whenever we want, even in the most difficult circumstances. By training in meditation, we create an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances. Gradually we develop mental equilibrium, a balanced mind that is happy all the time, rather than an unbalanced mind that oscillates between the extremes of excitement and despondency.
Benefits of Meditation:
When we meditate, gradually our distracting thoughts subside and we can experience a sense of inner peace and relaxation. Our mind can start to feel fresh and spacious. This feeling of contentment and well-being can help us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life. When we practice breathing meditations for ten or fifteen minutes each day, we reduce our stress. We experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind, and many of our usual problems change in appearance from significant, to superficial and easy to release.
Alexandra Valle: meditator, animal lover, healthy food, exercise, love nature, walk on the beach, friends and family and I am studying at high school, I live in Spain.
Meditation is a practice you may hear about more often these days. As well as having numerous physical health benefits,meditation is a great way to give yourself a window of time during the day to nurture and re-energise your spirit. As a health psychologist, I encourage a holistic approach to health. This means taking care of your physical, mental and spiritual health, in whatever form that may mean for you. I do my best to meditate every day. When I make this effort to nourish myself, I notice a difference in the balance of my mind, mood and energy. Here are five great reasons to start, or continue, with a meditation practice.
The power of slow is an idea that, to get what you want or to succeed at something, you must think and act long term. Great things happen over long periods of time.
Unfortunately, we have become accustomed to getting what we want, when we want it. We are seeking instant gratification and the world we live in tells us we are entitled to it and we should get
If the universe is listening and responding to our negativity, then it is only natural that negativity will be attracted into our lives!
Our internal dialogue is the foundation of our relationships and forms the basis of how we live our lives. If this is a basis of negativity, disrespect, disapproval or desire for the life of another, how can we possibly find our truth and be at peace with ourselves, let alone the world around us?