This article is written for Evolving Beings by our contributing columnist, spiritual counselor, psychologist, speaker and writer Zeenat Merchant Syal of PositiveProvocations.com
Pause a moment from whatever you are doing.…Be with this moment…Take a slow, deep breath and breathe into your belly… As you read these words notice your breathing…Notice your body…. What are you thinking ?… How are you feeling?… Is there any tension in your body?… If so, where ?… Take a moment to breathe into that tension…Relax… Let it go… Just Be.
You are constantly changing. Until more recently inner change occurred without much conscious awareness. Now many people are awakening and with this comes a new POWER, the power to change consciously, with your intention.
No longer do you have to believe that you are a victim. As you learn how to co-create with Spirit, you will become more attuned to the laws of nature and the universe. This knowledge will help you navigate through life more skillfully even in times of change and turmoil.
There are many tools to help you make positive changes. Being mindful as in the opening relaxation is one of them. The following are four more of my favorites.
Learn How to Manage Your Energy
Are you highly sensitive? Do you feel what others feel? In today’s world your life gets bombarded with a myriad of outside stimuli, from toxins in the air to the daily stresses of life. Learn what your body and spirit need by finding ways to nurture your inner self. This means recognizing when your energy system has become overloaded or depleted then taking time to relax and rejuvenate. There are different ways you can do this such as scheduling regular massages, taking healing baths, meditating, practicing yoga and going on retreats. Taking time to recharge your energy will prove to be an efficient tool to help you maintain health and wellness while in the midst of inner changes.
Transform Negative Self-Talk
Become aware of self-doubt, self-judgment and other types of negative thinking that erode your self-esteem and keep you from actualizing your potential. Your thoughts exert a powerful influence on your well being. Consistent negative thinking dampens your spirit and keeps you from manifesting your heart’s desire. It has also proven to lower your immune system thus contributing to health problems.
Learn to balance negative thinking with self-acknowledgment. If you catch yourself entertaining negative thoughts, simply acknowledge the awareness, then replace with a positive affirmation.
Over time you will find that your negative self-talk diminishes resulting in increased self-esteem, improved health and a better outlook on life. All will ease the process of change.
Add Light to a Situation
You can transform a situation by adding light to it. Light accelerates your growth and attracts your higher good. If you are not sure what you want or how to solve a problem create a symbol for it. Then surround your symbol with a ball of white light. Imagine the light illuminating your symbol and smoothing out any rough edges. Adding light in this way will bring clarity and ease the process of change.
Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude
Finally, be grateful for every beneficial change no matter how small. You can even begin by appreciating all that you have right now. Expressing gratitude promotes awareness, increases your connection to Source and expands your ability to receive from the Universe. It is one of the best ways to bring more good into your life.
Try incorporating these tools into your daily life. Change, even conscious change, often happens subtly over time. You will need to have patience and perseverance. However, the rewards are great.
Do you have any of your own methods? Feel free to share your comments here.