affirmations

Positive Self-Talk? Seriously?

>Yes. Seriously.

We all talk to ourselves.  (Writers probably more than most…maybe because we have little people running around in our heads.)  Whether we talk out loud or simply think concretely or even just let background chatter drift through our minds, we are all talking to ourselves all day long.

That talk can be good or bad.  It can support our goals and drive us to achieve or it can gut our drive to even try.  We often aren’t aware of what we’re actually saying to ourselves.  By neglecting to notice our negative self-talk we may be permitting a continual flow of worry and self-criticism.  But by recognizing the power of positive self-talk, we have the potential to bring about positive change in our lives.

I’ve struggled with the whole glass half full-glass half empty concept for decades.  I’d venture to say a lot of us have or still do.  The truth is, our outlook — pessimistic vs. optimistic (I also believe there is a state in between I call realistic) developed long before we had a choice. 

From the day we’re born, every word, every thought, every action became imprints placed on our subconscious by others.  Later on, in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood our own words, thoughts and images of how we view ourselves create a lasting impression in our subconscious–those concepts largely a product of how we were raised.

If your young years were filled with positivity, support, unconditional love and accolades at every turn — you’ve got a head start.  If you experienced more punishment than praise, more cynicism than support or more criticism than kudos — you have a little harder road to walk. 

Either way, as adults we have to create our own lives, and with the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life…the truth is…its rough.  If you’re a writer (by definition a tad more sensitive than the general population), the roller coaster ride toward publication, or even just attempting to express yourself competently, can take a toll on even the rosiest outlook.

The good news: no matter how positive or negative our early years, what successes or failures we’ve experienced, how many trophies or trials we’ve collected, we can all end up in the same place in our individual lives–one of achievement, comfort, contentment and positivity to the level of our own personal best.

The power is in cultivating our subconscious mind.  (No voo-doo involved.  Promise.)

I believe my success with positive self-talk is a result of a combination of techniques.  In the working form, positive self-talk is really a combination of self-talk, affirmations and the law of attraction.

  • Self-talk: thoughts regarding ourselves that pass through our mind.
  • Affirmations: a carefully formatted, positive statement that is repeated to one’s self.
  • Law of Attraction: A theory that states “like attracts like” and your dominant thoughts will find a way to manifest, good or bad. 

That said, we all know simply repeating, “I am happy.” “I am happy.” “I am happy.” will most likely lead to a hair-pulling event during which the affirmation slips into something more like, “I’m happy, dammit!”  “Look how frigging happy I am!”  “I’m as happy as a cricket in a freaking frogs belly for God’s sake!”  

So, here are a few tips that took my self-talk from mindless repetition to meaningful statements and turned my brain and my perspective around:

Visualize
We all know how to daydream.  That’s all visualization is–a daydream.  So, when you decide on the powerful self-talk statements, visualize that statement. 

  • Let’s say your statement is:  I am patient and flexible.  What would it look like to be patient?  Imagine yourself in a line at the store, relaxed, observing the surroundings, maybe chatting with the person ahead or behind you, with no one waiting on you, no where you have to be.  Imagine you have all the time in the world and waiting another minute or two won’t affect your life one way or the other.
  • Let’s say your statement is:  My daughter and I have a close relationship.  We are open and honest with each other.  What would it look like to be more in touch with your daughter?  Visualize yourself picking her up from school, relaxed, looking forward to seeing her.  Imagine listening, open and accepting, as she talks about her day.  See yourself being the empathetic positive influence you want to be. 

Imagine being your statement.  Being exactly what you want in your life.

Feel it
If you were to feel the patience in the first example above, what emotions would you feel?  What physical sensations would your body experience?

  • While you visualize yourself waiting in line, maybe the tension drifts out of your shoulders.  The muscles of your jaw relax.  Your stance eases. 
  • Because you’re not focused on how slow the line is moving, how that cashier should really think about retirement, how you have so much to do somewhere else, you notice that the woman in front of you is wearing the most beautiful scarf you’ve ever seen.  
  • Maybe you comment on it and make a new acquaintance.  Maybe you just enjoy the pattern and color.  Maybe it even gives you a new idea for a character you’re writing or a project you’re working on.  Maybe it simply makes you happy. 

That’s the great thing about day dreams — they’re all yours!  

Live it
Be the person in your visualization, and apply it to your every day life.  If you are the person with the open, warm relationship with your daughter (which you are–your self-talk confirms it), how would you go through your day?

  • Your openness would extend to others.  That acceptance and warmth would transform the relationships you have.  You would be more confident.  You would have closer connections throughout your life.  You would be a good listener, empathetic, warm.  You would be happier. 

Living what you tell yourself you are, creates the very life you want.

Infuse Gratitude
Gratitude in itself is a life-changing force.  The subject deserves a month of posts unto itself.  But I found this concept both a powerful catalyst for moving my self-talk and visualizations forward and a motivating force to continue the self-talk even on a bad day.

When you say to yourself: I am patient and flexible, you follow that self-talk with the sensation of gratitude.  Infusing gratitude into your self-talk often empowers me.  Often it even makes me smile…or laugh.

  • Traffic–there is test of patience.  How about: I am so glad I’m patient and flexible, because that means I’m not an asshole like the guy who just cut me off.  Or: I’m grateful my patience keeps me from stressing like that guy who just cut me off.  Man, it would suck to be him.

And what about your relationship with your daughter? 

  • Try something like: I’m so lucky to have this awesome relationship with my daughter.  Or: I’m so fortunate to have this gift in my life.

I’ll be back next Tuesday with lots of examples of positive self-talk for every area of your life and how to create your own.

In the mean time, if you’re interested in learning more about this topic, an excellent book is The Self-Talk Solution by Shad Helmstetter.

Can you share your experiences with self-talk, affirmations or the law of attraction?

>Positive Self-Talk? Seriously?

>Yes. Seriously.

We all talk to ourselves.  (Writers probably more than most…maybe because we have little people running around in our heads.)  Whether we talk out loud or simply think concretely or even just let background chatter drift through our minds, we are all talking to ourselves all day long.

That talk can be good or bad.  It can support our goals and drive us to achieve or it can gut our drive to even try.  We often aren’t aware of what we’re actually saying to ourselves.  By neglecting to notice our negative self-talk we may be permitting a continual flow of worry and self-criticism.  But by recognizing the power of positive self-talk, we have the potential to bring about positive change in our lives.

I’ve struggled with the whole glass half full-glass half empty concept for decades.  I’d venture to say a lot of us have or still do.  The truth is, our outlook — pessimistic vs. optimistic (I also believe there is a state in between I call realistic) developed long before we had a choice. 

From the day we’re born, every word, every thought, every action became imprints placed on our subconscious by others.  Later on, in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood our own words, thoughts and images of how we view ourselves create a lasting impression in our subconscious–those concepts largely a product of how we were raised.

If your young years were filled with positivity, support, unconditional love and accolades at every turn — you’ve got a head start.  If you experienced more punishment than praise, more cynicism than support or more criticism than kudos — you have a little harder road to walk. 

Either way, as adults we have to create our own lives, and with the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life…the truth is…its rough.  If you’re a writer (by definition a tad more sensitive than the general population), the roller coaster ride toward publication, or even just attempting to express yourself competently, can take a toll on even the rosiest outlook.

The good news: no matter how positive or negative our early years, what successes or failures we’ve experienced, how many trophies or trials we’ve collected, we can all end up in the same place in our individual lives–one of achievement, comfort, contentment and positivity to the level of our own personal best.

The power is in cultivating our subconscious mind.  (No voo-doo involved.  Promise.)

I believe my success with positive self-talk is a result of a combination of techniques.  In the working form, positive self-talk is really a combination of self-talk, affirmations and the law of attraction.

  • Self-talk: thoughts regarding ourselves that pass through our mind.
  • Affirmations: a carefully formatted, positive statement that is repeated to one’s self.
  • Law of Attraction: A theory that states “like attracts like” and your dominant thoughts will find a way to manifest, good or bad. 

That said, we all know simply repeating, “I am happy.” “I am happy.” “I am happy.” will most likely lead to a hair-pulling event during which the affirmation slips into something more like, “I’m happy, dammit!”  “Look how frigging happy I am!”  “I’m as happy as a cricket in a freaking frogs belly for God’s sake!”  

So, here are a few tips that took my self-talk from mindless repetition to meaningful statements and turned my brain and my perspective around:

Visualize
We all know how to daydream.  That’s all visualization is–a daydream.  So, when you decide on the powerful self-talk statements, visualize that statement. 

  • Let’s say your statement is:  I am patient and flexible.  What would it look like to be patient?  Imagine yourself in a line at the store, relaxed, observing the surroundings, maybe chatting with the person ahead or behind you, with no one waiting on you, no where you have to be.  Imagine you have all the time in the world and waiting another minute or two won’t affect your life one way or the other.
  • Let’s say your statement is:  My daughter and I have a close relationship.  We are open and honest with each other.  What would it look like to be more in touch with your daughter?  Visualize yourself picking her up from school, relaxed, looking forward to seeing her.  Imagine listening, open and accepting, as she talks about her day.  See yourself being the empathetic positive influence you want to be. 

Imagine being your statement.  Being exactly what you want in your life.

Feel it
If you were to feel the patience in the first example above, what emotions would you feel?  What physical sensations would your body experience?

  • While you visualize yourself waiting in line, maybe the tension drifts out of your shoulders.  The muscles of your jaw relax.  Your stance eases. 
  • Because you’re not focused on how slow the line is moving, how that cashier should really think about retirement, how you have so much to do somewhere else, you notice that the woman in front of you is wearing the most beautiful scarf you’ve ever seen.  
  • Maybe you comment on it and make a new acquaintance.  Maybe you just enjoy the pattern and color.  Maybe it even gives you a new idea for a character you’re writing or a project you’re working on.  Maybe it simply makes you happy. 

That’s the great thing about day dreams — they’re all yours!  

Live it
Be the person in your visualization, and apply it to your every day life.  If you are the person with the open, warm relationship with your daughter (which you are–your self-talk confirms it), how would you go through your day?

  • Your openness would extend to others.  That acceptance and warmth would transform the relationships you have.  You would be more confident.  You would have closer connections throughout your life.  You would be a good listener, empathetic, warm.  You would be happier. 

Living what you tell yourself you are, creates the very life you want.

Infuse Gratitude
Gratitude in itself is a life-changing force.  The subject deserves a month of posts unto itself.  But I found this concept both a powerful catalyst for moving my self-talk and visualizations forward and a motivating force to continue the self-talk even on a bad day.

When you say to yourself: I am patient and flexible, you follow that self-talk with the sensation of gratitude.  Infusing gratitude into your self-talk often empowers me.  Often it even makes me smile…or laugh.

  • Traffic–there is test of patience.  How about: I am so glad I’m patient and flexible, because that means I’m not an asshole like the guy who just cut me off.  Or: I’m grateful my patience keeps me from stressing like that guy who just cut me off.  Man, it would suck to be him.

And what about your relationship with your daughter? 

  • Try something like: I’m so lucky to have this awesome relationship with my daughter.  Or: I’m so fortunate to have this gift in my life.

I’ll be back next Tuesday with lots of examples of positive self-talk for every area of your life and how to create your own.

In the mean time, if you’re interested in learning more about this topic, an excellent book is The Self-Talk Solution by Shad Helmstetter.

Can you share your experiences with self-talk, affirmations or the law of attraction?

The Subconscious In Writing

When speaking of the conscious and unconscious mind, experts refer to the Iceberg Principal, comparing the conscious mind as the 10% above water and the subconscious mind as the 90% below water.

The power of the mind to change our perception of ourselves has always fascinated me.  Since I’ve been writing seriously, about a decade now, I’ve become even more interested in the subconscious mind and all the ouija board-like promises of creativity, focus, productivity, self-esteem and happiness if we could just control our subconscious.

Here are a few facts.  The subconscious mind:

  • Does not judge what you tell it, only takes all information as fact.
  • Can not tell the difference between true and false.
  • Works 24hours a day.
  • Takes everything literally.
  • Never says no.
  • Only recognizes the present.
  • Can be seen as the source of night dreams and automatic thoughts.
  • Is a repository for every thought, every visual, every emotion, every incident that has ever occurred in your lifetime.

Over the last ten years I’ve tried many techniques.  Unfortunately, my biggest problems weren’t with the techniques or the information, but with consistency and patience.  What do you mean I have to do it everyday?  What do you mean I have to do it for months to see the result?  Therefore, I didn’t get the results I sought and picked up the beliefs of so many others–it’s hype to sell books, fill seminar seats, in essence, pad pockets.

But aging has it’s benefits.  As does experience.  In the last year or two I’ve become more patient, more open-minded and more determined (could be translated into desperate, depending on the day) to crack that shell keeping my subconscious out of reach.

And as I’ve studied the conscious and unconscious mind through the eyes of knowledgeable professionals and tried various techniques created by experienced and renowned researchers, I’ve seen the benefits and know there are so many more to be cultivated with time, effort, knowledge and experience.  

What I’ve learned has been worth the wait and there is so much more to discover.  During the month of February, we’ll explore the potential benefits and powers of the subconscious mind including topics such as self-talk, affirmations, positivity and some even “further out” (or what my critique partner calls “woo-woo”) techniques, such as meditation, hypnotherapy and even tarot.

These topics will directly relate to writing, such as how they’ve helped me and/or how they could be used in other ways, but each technique could be applied to benefit any aspect of our lives.

I hope you’ll come back and join me on this path to understanding and utilizing the power of the subconscious mind to urge us toward achieving our ultimate best and welcome your comments and experience regarding the subconscious and how it has affected your personal and professional growth.

>The Subconscious In Writing

>

When speaking of the conscious and unconscious mind, experts refer to the Iceberg Principal, comparing the conscious mind as the 10% above water and the subconscious mind as the 90% below water.

The power of the mind to change our perception of ourselves has always fascinated me.  Since I’ve been writing seriously, about a decade now, I’ve become even more interested in the subconscious mind and all the ouija board-like promises of creativity, focus, productivity, self-esteem and happiness if we could just control our subconscious.

Here are a few facts.  The subconscious mind:

  • Does not judge what you tell it, only takes all information as fact.
  • Can not tell the difference between true and false.
  • Works 24hours a day.
  • Takes everything literally.
  • Never says no.
  • Only recognizes the present.
  • Can be seen as the source of night dreams and automatic thoughts.
  • Is a repository for every thought, every visual, every emotion, every incident that has ever occurred in your lifetime.

Over the last ten years I’ve tried many techniques.  Unfortunately, my biggest problems weren’t with the techniques or the information, but with consistency and patience.  What do you mean I have to do it everyday?  What do you mean I have to do it for months to see the result?  Therefore, I didn’t get the results I sought and picked up the beliefs of so many others–it’s hype to sell books, fill seminar seats, in essence, pad pockets.

But aging has it’s benefits.  As does experience.  In the last year or two I’ve become more patient, more open-minded and more determined (could be translated into desperate, depending on the day) to crack that shell keeping my subconscious out of reach.

And as I’ve studied the conscious and unconscious mind through the eyes of knowledgeable professionals and tried various techniques created by experienced and renowned researchers, I’ve seen the benefits and know there are so many more to be cultivated with time, effort, knowledge and experience.  

What I’ve learned has been worth the wait and there is so much more to discover.  During the month of February, we’ll explore the potential benefits and powers of the subconscious mind including topics such as self-talk, affirmations, positivity and some even “further out” (or what my critique partner calls “woo-woo”) techniques, such as meditation, hypnotherapy and even tarot.

These topics will directly relate to writing, such as how they’ve helped me and/or how they could be used in other ways, but each technique could be applied to benefit any aspect of our lives.

I hope you’ll come back and join me on this path to understanding and utilizing the power of the subconscious mind to urge us toward achieving our ultimate best and welcome your comments and experience regarding the subconscious and how it has affected your personal and professional growth.

Synchronicity

>Synchronicity: the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality —used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung

~ Dictionary.com

Okay, it’s everywhere. Pretty darn weird actually. When similar things happen close to each other–say you want to buy a new car and you research Volvo’s the same day your boss at work comes in and announces she just bought the same make and model Volvo you were going buy–that’s coincidence. When it happens two or three times–your boss and your mother-in law bought Volvo’s the same week and your neighbors informs you they’re thinking about it too–that’s…strange.

When it happens repeatedly in a short span of time, that’s synchronicity.

My strange aura of synchronicity started with a bought of the blues I couldn’t break from for months. Recently, it’s gotten even worse. Not depression, per se, more just blah. Didn’t want to write, didn’t want to plot, didn’t want to dream up characters. Nothing felt exciting or even intriguing. And writing wasn’t the only thing I felt blase about…seemed everything was a shade of gray instead of their normal vibrant colors.

As I identify this series of events, I’m going to number them, to better illustrate the sheer bulk.

About 2 weeks ago, I decided I had to do something about it — I couldn’t stand living like that day in and day out, and it wasn’t going away on its own. I had taken a course with Eric Maisel via a local writers conference and had been inspired by his talk on creativity. He has several books out that I’ve been wanting to buy, but haven’t. I decided it was time to buy them.[[1]]

While I was waiting for my purchases to drift in from Amazon, I pulled out a book I’d bought about 3 or 4 years earlier, called The Self-Talk Solution. It was recommended to me by a friend for an entirely different purpose…I’m not even sure if I was writing at the time.

As I reread the book, [[2]] the information took on new meaning for me — deep meaning outlined with hope. I could get myself out of this funk, I could be the positive, upbeat person I’ve always wanted to be, I could control my thoughts and therefore my actions. And there was scientific proof and studies to prove it really works.

By the time I’d read through the first few chapters, Maisel’s first book came in the mail. [[3]] Within the first chapter, I read:

If we manage to change our self-talk we have done something profound, something more substantial than just making some innocent linguistic alterations…

A cognitive therapist teaches you to identify maladaptive self-talk, confront and dispute wrong thinking, and substitute new language that supports your intention to move in a certain direction.

Okay, that’s weird, I think, but only coincidental. Just gives me a nudge down the path I was already headed, like someone whispering, “That’s it, you’re going the right way.”

The very next day Theresa posts on Magical Musings — the topic, Creativity Coaching, the source of her information, Eric Maisel. [[4]]

Um, okay again. Wow. This is kinda weird, but I’m feeling strong, like I’ll have a lot of support when/if I search for sources on the subject, right?

And since I’m feeling so “in tune” with the subject, I decide I really AM going to start writing about it on my blog — I can’t be the only person/writer struggling in this way, right? So, to provide accurate information, I searched the Internet for studies and specialists on the topic. I found so many, my brain started to numb. The good thing about that — they were all saying the same things, over and over. Notice, there’s no number here because this in information I deliberately went out and sought. While I bought the books, I didn’t know they would echo this theory.

I went out to dinner tonight with my 11 yo daughter. Since we were both tired and had already talked for hours since school let out, we brought books to read. We were enjoying the blissful quiet at Applebee’s when she says, “Mommy, I want you to read something, it’s really funny.”

She turns about 30 pages **back** in her book from where she was reading and shows me the passage. It read:

You can’t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep
them from nesting in your hair.
[[5]]

I got goosebumps.

When we got home, I did a little blog hopping. The first blog I click on with a new post was A Writer’s Edge, the post title: Yoga for Writers’ Block. [[6]] Here is an excerpt:

Yoga exercises are another technique for relieving the types of blocks that come
when you’ve sat too long, staring at a blank page or the computer screen. Blood
pools in our feet, breathing may slow or become shallow with anxiety, muscles go
slack (or worse, cramp). The body pumps out stress chemicals which do not
enhance creativity.

Oh, my God. If this isn’t the universe smacking me with a brick, I’m an oblivious idiot. I decide I really have to pursue this, study it, write about it. But before I tackle that, I’m going to have to check out today’s MM post by Edie. What do you think she mentioned? You got it — [[7]].

LaDonna visualizes herself getting a Rita! She practices her acceptance speech.
Cancer patients visualize Pac Men eating their bad cells. The Law of Attraction
says what we tell ourself and see for ourself will come true because our
subconscious will devise ways to make it be true. Going back to candybars, if I
see myself thin and healthy, I’ll eat thin and healthy. But if I see myself
pigging out on candybars, that’s what I’ll do.

Our thoughts, especially if we put emotion into them, come out in energy. Powerful energy.

I’m in a friggintwilight zone here.

All I can say is…I’m listening Universe. I finally heard you!

Stay tuned to my blog for more on this topic including excerpts from articles, studies, books, etc. Who couldn’t use a little dash of positive light in their life? No writer I know!

Have you ever experienced this type of synchronicity?

>Synchronicity

>Synchronicity: the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality —used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung

~ Dictionary.com

Okay, it’s everywhere. Pretty darn weird actually. When similar things happen close to each other–say you want to buy a new car and you research Volvo’s the same day your boss at work comes in and announces she just bought the same make and model Volvo you were going buy–that’s coincidence. When it happens two or three times–your boss and your mother-in law bought Volvo’s the same week and your neighbors informs you they’re thinking about it too–that’s…strange.

When it happens repeatedly in a short span of time, that’s synchronicity.

My strange aura of synchronicity started with a bought of the blues I couldn’t break from for months. Recently, it’s gotten even worse. Not depression, per se, more just blah. Didn’t want to write, didn’t want to plot, didn’t want to dream up characters. Nothing felt exciting or even intriguing. And writing wasn’t the only thing I felt blase about…seemed everything was a shade of gray instead of their normal vibrant colors.

As I identify this series of events, I’m going to number them, to better illustrate the sheer bulk.

About 2 weeks ago, I decided I had to do something about it — I couldn’t stand living like that day in and day out, and it wasn’t going away on its own. I had taken a course with Eric Maisel via a local writers conference and had been inspired by his talk on creativity. He has several books out that I’ve been wanting to buy, but haven’t. I decided it was time to buy them.[[1]]

While I was waiting for my purchases to drift in from Amazon, I pulled out a book I’d bought about 3 or 4 years earlier, called The Self-Talk Solution. It was recommended to me by a friend for an entirely different purpose…I’m not even sure if I was writing at the time.

As I reread the book, [[2]] the information took on new meaning for me — deep meaning outlined with hope. I could get myself out of this funk, I could be the positive, upbeat person I’ve always wanted to be, I could control my thoughts and therefore my actions. And there was scientific proof and studies to prove it really works.

By the time I’d read through the first few chapters, Maisel’s first book came in the mail. [[3]] Within the first chapter, I read:

If we manage to change our self-talk we have done something profound, something more substantial than just making some innocent linguistic alterations…

A cognitive therapist teaches you to identify maladaptive self-talk, confront and dispute wrong thinking, and substitute new language that supports your intention to move in a certain direction.

Okay, that’s weird, I think, but only coincidental. Just gives me a nudge down the path I was already headed, like someone whispering, “That’s it, you’re going the right way.”

The very next day Theresa posts on Magical Musings — the topic, Creativity Coaching, the source of her information, Eric Maisel. [[4]]

Um, okay again. Wow. This is kinda weird, but I’m feeling strong, like I’ll have a lot of support when/if I search for sources on the subject, right?

And since I’m feeling so “in tune” with the subject, I decide I really AM going to start writing about it on my blog — I can’t be the only person/writer struggling in this way, right? So, to provide accurate information, I searched the Internet for studies and specialists on the topic. I found so many, my brain started to numb. The good thing about that — they were all saying the same things, over and over. Notice, there’s no number here because this in information I deliberately went out and sought. While I bought the books, I didn’t know they would echo this theory.

I went out to dinner tonight with my 11 yo daughter. Since we were both tired and had already talked for hours since school let out, we brought books to read. We were enjoying the blissful quiet at Applebee’s when she says, “Mommy, I want you to read something, it’s really funny.”

She turns about 30 pages **back** in her book from where she was reading and shows me the passage. It read:

You can’t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep
them from nesting in your hair.
[[5]]

I got goosebumps.

When we got home, I did a little blog hopping. The first blog I click on with a new post was A Writer’s Edge, the post title: Yoga for Writers’ Block. [[6]] Here is an excerpt:

Yoga exercises are another technique for relieving the types of blocks that come
when you’ve sat too long, staring at a blank page or the computer screen. Blood
pools in our feet, breathing may slow or become shallow with anxiety, muscles go
slack (or worse, cramp). The body pumps out stress chemicals which do not
enhance creativity.

Oh, my God. If this isn’t the universe smacking me with a brick, I’m an oblivious idiot. I decide I really have to pursue this, study it, write about it. But before I tackle that, I’m going to have to check out today’s MM post by Edie. What do you think she mentioned? You got it — [[7]].

LaDonna visualizes herself getting a Rita! She practices her acceptance speech.
Cancer patients visualize Pac Men eating their bad cells. The Law of Attraction
says what we tell ourself and see for ourself will come true because our
subconscious will devise ways to make it be true. Going back to candybars, if I
see myself thin and healthy, I’ll eat thin and healthy. But if I see myself
pigging out on candybars, that’s what I’ll do.

Our thoughts, especially if we put emotion into them, come out in energy. Powerful energy.

I’m in a friggintwilight zone here.

All I can say is…I’m listening Universe. I finally heard you!

Stay tuned to my blog for more on this topic including excerpts from articles, studies, books, etc. Who couldn’t use a little dash of positive light in their life? No writer I know!

Have you ever experienced this type of synchronicity?