Resistance never takes the form of a physical obstacle in your path; resistance is always all in your head no matter how real the obstacle in your path seems to be. Whether you overcome the challenge or you succumb to your resistance is totally dependent on how you think.
3. Observe Your Thoughts
This goes hand-in-hand with the last tip. Often, our thoughts go off on a tangent on their own, and without intending to, we might find ourselves in a dark and dingy corner of our imagination. Learn to observe your thoughts and catch them early if they are belittling your potential. You become what you think about, so keep your thoughts in an uplifting and loving state. Especially be on the lookout for damaging thoughts when you haven’t had sufficient sleep or you are around negatively focused people. At these times, it is easy to accidently drop your guard and let negative thoughts creep in.
If you are struggling to halt negative thoughts and refocus on something uplifting, a trick that works for me is to correct my posture and take a few deep breaths. It is virtually impossible to have negative thoughts while maintaining positive, confident and strong body language.
4. You Are a Spiritual Being Having a Physical Experience
This is a term thrown around a lot, and how you interpret the meaning is neither wrong nor right, but I would like to share an observation I have had.
There are people who believe they are physical beings, period. If it can be touched, seen, tasted, heard or smelled, it is real. There is no apparent spiritual influence in the lives of people with this view of the world.
Then there are those who discovered their spirituality and spend their life trying to be spiritual, giving little credit to the physical world around them, sometimes referring to it as an illusion.
The way I interpret the statement is that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience - so have a physical experience. One day we will pass from these bodies and become 100 percent Spirit again, but until then, enjoy experiencing being physical. Don’t ignore the spiritual part of you, but rather embrace the physical and the non-physical. Align with the Divine part of who you truly are to create the physical life of your dreams, and then experience it.
5. You Don’t Get What You Want, You Get What You Are
As explained earlier, before you achieve something, you must first expect it of yourself. This means that if you want something, but you don’t really expect it, it probably won’t happen for you. To take this concept a little further, you don’t so much get what you expect; you get what you are. If you are a happy, fun-loving person, life will bring you happy, fun-loving experiences. If you have an abundance mentality, life around you will provide you with more than enough. On the flip side, however, if you have underlying beliefs that the world is a hate-filled, violent, depressing place and there isn’t enough to go around, then this will be what you expect, and this will be your experience. Can you see how who you are creates your expectations of the world around you?
For example, many people who battle with their weight experience just that: a battle with their weight. Sometimes these people want to lose weight; then they come across THE DIET for them, and they consciously expect the diet will work -- and it does… but only for a while. This is because the person that they are subconsciously “battles with their weight” and feels deprived by their diet and enjoys their old eating regime. Who they are subconsciously is not aligned with their conscious expectation, and so before long, the battle with their weight reignites.
Is life not going the way you want it to? Despite your conscious desire to make improvements, are you finding it difficult to change your old patterns? Determine who you are subconsciously, and begin re-training your subconscious to be who you consciously wish to be. There are many ways of doing this; Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnosis are two fantastic methods that I have come across that assist with changing limiting patterns from your past. Find yourself an experienced therapist who practices either of these methods if you feel you may need a hand with reprogramming your subconscious.
If you would like to get started right now, begin by talking to your subconscious with love whenever you feel yourself act or react in a way you feel no longer serves you. Acknowledge your subconscious for protecting you and keeping you safe up until now, but let it know -- with love not resistance -- that you wish to do things differently from now on.
What other methods for achieving your goals work for you? Leave your comments below.