I used to wear a rubber band on my wrist, and every time I would have a negative thought, I would pop the rubber band. That worked for a little while, but I needed something more. I wanted to go beyond simply stopping these thoughts in their tracks. I wanted to replace them with something better.
I’ve been reading The Power of the Subconscious Mind and it inspired me to start a new practice to replace the rubber band trick. I write affirmations that represent my desires as if they are already mine. I speak them mentally and verbally repeatedly during my sleepy times. This includes when I first wake up, mid-afternoon, and right before I drift off to sleep at night. These times are intentional because this is when my conscious mind is less likely to debate these thoughts and thus convince my subconscious mind otherwise.
In addition to attracting more of what I want in my life, this method is a means for combatting negative thoughts that seep into my subconscious. Reprogramming our minds by overwriting the mindsets that no longer serve us works in tandem with focusing on what we want to attract. The subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between what you want and don’t want. It simply yields its immense power to deliver whatever you think about most.
Here are a few simple strategies to help you leverage the mighty power of your subconscious mind for your greater good.
Create the Opposite Affirmation. What would you love to do, be, or feel that isn’t happening for you right now? Write that thing as if it is so. Have you been allowing yourself to feel the fullness of sadness and anxiety, so now you are ready to feel joy and peace? Write, think, and speak the following affirmation:
I am filled and overflowing with infinite joy and peace.
Drown it Out. Now that you’ve created a statement that affirms what you want to do, who you want to be, or how you want to feel, you can use it as a tool to take down thoughts that no longer serve you. When a limiting belief or discouraging thought appears, repeat your affirmation multiple times until it drowns out the undesirable thought.
Begin the Behavior. Visualize the person you want to be. How would they behave? If infinite wealth and abundance is your desire, you’d be doing the opposite of all things scarcity. I recently participated in this exercise as a part of a course I took called Worthy. The first assignment had me throwing away every shabby, broken, and purposeless thing that I had been holding onto. They were all merely the residue and remnants of my old poverty mindset. This created more physical, mental, and energetic space for what I truly desire.
This week I challenge you to mentally affirm what you want, ghost what you don’t, and begin the behaviors that align with your desires as if they already belong to you.
I am whoever I say I am.
I am whatever I think I am.
I am living my desired life.
Master Your Mindset to Manifest a Life You Love. Most Sincerely, Monica Marie Jones Your Soul Journey Guide