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21 Days to Change

Day 4: Change Your Thoughts, Change the World

Day 4 Change Your Thoughts Change the World
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"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
- Norman Vincent Peale


Week 1: Hope

Congratulations! Today is a new day and a chance to make good on your resolution. What are you focusing on?

If the world around you is a field of possibilities that take shape in reflection to your thoughts, why don't you already have what you want? Why aren't things changing the way you want them to? Well, let's take a look at your thoughts.

I don't mean the passing, random things that cross your mind. I mean the thoughts that hold your focus, those which you always return to. What are you focusing on? Remember, it is your mental focus calls your experiences into being.

What we focus on tends to be shaped by our belief structure. Beliefs are reinforced by feelings and the reaction to feelings drives our mental focus. So, your focus may be shaped by what you are trying to avoid.

Think about it. What feelings are you trying to avoid? What behavior in other people are you trying to avoid? That avoidance is focus and your focus may send you back, time and time again, to unhealthy habits. It may be a fruitless attempt at control.

Remember, that which you seek to avoid or control continues to flourish, because your behavior is sending it energy. Facing what you have been avoiding may be uncomfortable at first, but it will lead to awareness.

Awareness is essential for meaningful change.

Take time today to review your thoughts, your system of thinking. Do not try to stop it or control it, just notice it. Meditation is the best tool for reviewing your thoughts. And, thankfully, there are many ways to meditate.

Meditation

Sit
Wherever you are, first please sit down. You can meditate in any position, but it is best for your situation to be in a position that is both relaxed and alert.

To keep your back straight during meditation you may lean against a wall or pillow.

Look
Pick up your LifeParticle Card (or find a digital version at ChangeYourEnergy.com); take 30 seconds to look at the LifeParticle Sun. This will help you shift your focus to what you want to achieve.

Breathe
Now close your eyes; take a deep breath and slowly exhale until you empty out your lungs. Relax your shoulders and breathe like this 2 more times.

Release
Keep your eyes closed and imagine yourself in your business, or the home you shared with your ex, or some environment strongly associated with your challenge. Imagine all the furniture, plants, or artwork in the space. Relax your body and see yourself in the center of this space.

Begin deep breathing again and with each exhale imagine something disappears from the room. Keep breathing and emptying the space around you for 2 minutes.

Finish
When you are done, shake your shoulders vigorously for 30 seconds to release any remaining tension. Do you feel lighter?

Now you can begin to feel free to release everything you know about your situation and get a fresh perspective.

Affirm
Now say the weekly affirmation out loud. If possible, look at yourself in the mirror. “In every day, in every way, I am changing and growing. I can choose to make it better!”

Get the motivation and inspiration to stay on track with your personal goals by taking the 2014 New Year’s Resolution Challenge!


Important Practice Tips
In just 21 days, you can unlock your hidden potential and transform your habits for a more fulfilled life. With a simple combination of daily inspiration, meditation, breathing exercises and affirmations, you can achieve your goals and create the life you really want.

Try to meditate at the same time every day:
Please remember that meditation involves your body and mind. Both will respond best to a consistent practice at a regular time. You will have better results if you do this around the same time every day.

Be patient with the Healing Process:
These 21 days will be process of self-healing. The healing process means that some emotional items you identify and release may seem to intensify as you are releasing them.

Also, there may be subtle physical reactions to the emotional release such as unexpected exhaustion or mild achiness.

This message is not intended as medical advice, so please consult your healthcare practitioner with any health concerns.

Written by Temani Aldine
A man wearing many hats, Temani's background as a lawyer, writer, yoga instructor, lifelong meditation student and polyglot makes communications and marketing a good fit for him. It also makes him a one man Changeyourenergy.com embassy.
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I imagned myself in an overgrown garden it look so overwhelming and intimadating, but I could also see a beautiful yellow rose in the center. So I just focused tossing everything out in my path until I reached this flower! Then I experienced such joy and peace and my heart felt so alive and open. I can choose it and it will happen! Yesterday I had so many weeds in my garden but now I can plant the seeds I want in my garden! Lettuce be grateful!
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May all beings be happy! Enjoying love, gratitude and light today. Will stay there no matter what. Have a joyful grateful day!
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Whenever I use my life particles card, my brain feels lighter, less tense. I still need to work on my positive thoughts. Usually, I do my meditation in the morning, but this morning I was in such a rush that I couldn't do it. However, I did the exercise tonight. I can get back on track tomorrow morning.
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Yes! You can do it!
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Worry is my biggest enemy! But since the start of the year, I have improved my focus... it is like the start of a marathon, the beginning is easier... but keeping it going is the true test of mastery. So far so good. I am keeping promises to myself and I feel so much more energy and conviction. I am creating the results I want more often each day. I love the beginning quote. My mom used to have me listen to Norman Vincent Peale when I was a teenager. I feel it is shaped who I am today.
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"The Power of Positive Thinking!" I didn't know that you remembered that? There were few books on the subject at that time. Keep thinking positive, Mary, you are the hope for the world! I knew it then and I know it now!
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A great cleansing meditation this morning. Sometimes I forget to watch my thoughts and probably end up creating the very thing that I DON'T want! Feeling more purified now and hopeful for change in my Today. I am hopeful for change in your Today as well!
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yesterday after the manifestation I cried alittle then did 3 things on my list my whole body was doing something , i could feel something it was so wierd.
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