How many phrases are there in our common and cultural lexicon to validate that our thoughts form the house from which we experience our lives? Here’s a few:
‘You create your reality according to your beliefs.’ Source: Jane Roberts/Seth
‘Energy flows where attention goes.’ Source: Serge Kahili King
I love this quote from Allen:
‘The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state…Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.’ Source: James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
And I just need to add one more James Allen quote:
‘You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.’
Humor me, but I can even remember a quote from the Bible, Proverbs 23:7
So, let’s imagine that these quotes are correct and what we think makes a gigantic difference in how we experience our lives. What might that mean? It might mean that:
- Self-deprecating humor may carry the force of a saboteur in derailing positive intent and achieving desires, meeting needs – even though it’s funny and can be a great social bridge.
- Consistent, thematic, negative self-talk may be a means of reinforcing and cementing stuck places (and we all have them – negative self-talk AND stuck places).
- The ‘voice of the enemy’ – a life-changing phrase I learned about a year ago from a fabulous consultant I’ve worked with – is seductive, clever and wily. Sometimes we don’t even know we’re listening. And yet, there’s its voice, whispering, sneaking around like a cockroach – adaptive and persistent. (Note: cockroaches are garbage eaters.)
- Emotions like fear, worry, anxiety, doubt, self-hatred, self-judgment partner with the voice of the enemy and can erode positive traction and momentum.
This is big stuff to ponder. Because it means we gotta pay attention. Again, we’re back to attention and intention. We have to notice what we think because it forms and enlivens our intent.
Which takes me to the consciousness side of things. One of the learnings I have deeply appreciated in my 22-year journey into the world of energy healing and consciousness studies has been my deep understanding that every moment of every day is filled with choice and potentiality. Not chance and fate. Choice and potentiality.
So what might this mean to us and our vanquishing of the enemy’s voice?
It means we have a choice about what we think.
It means we have to attend to our thoughts and choose new thoughts when we catch ourselves listening to the wrong voice.
It means that ‘we’ve got the power!’ Gotta love that! Come on, sing it with me!
By the way, years ago I read a great book about how and what we think. It’s called: You Cannot Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, by Peter McWilliams. Even if you don’t read the book, internalize the title. When negativity is understood to be a form of self-indulgence, kinda changes your mindset about who’s in charge of what you think!
OK, now, we know two things:
- We are the product of our thoughts
- Our thoughts are our choice and we’ve got the power
So the energy component that will help us clean our house?
- Create an intention. Something like this: I am self-contained, self-aware and self-responsible. I am authentic within myself and in relation to others. I release the voice of the enemy – any thought or belief that interferes with or diminishes my authentic, empowered self.
- Say hello. Hello to any thoughts, beliefs, negative self-talk – the voice of the enemy. Imagine that you can let that energy flow out the back of your chakras, into a bamboo pole located in front of your spine. The pole releases the emotional energy (little tiny specks of dust or iron filings) down into the Earth.
- Flush the pole. Bring bright golden energy down through your crown, releasing the energy and flushing the pole.
- Infuse. Bring more bright golden energy down through your crown chakra, all through your field, refreshing, revitalizing, reclaiming.
And like the old shampoo directions, Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
In closure, we are who we think we are, and it’s our choice. Choose wisely. Pay attention. And where you’re dissatisfied with your choice – change your mind. Flush it away. Attention and intention. And a good flush.
Keep your energy, er, flushing and flowing…