Most folks find themselves unable to move forward and embrace the things they would enjoy because negative beliefs are holding them back.
In most cases, you don't notice that this is the issue, because on the surface, it appears that you're just being logical and basing current decisions on the result of past experience.
After all, if you tried breaking out of a shell and had people laugh at you, you feel it's a lot safer to stay in your shell and not do that again.
Or if you tried starting a business and failed, then it seems a wiser course of action to avoid that risk and play it safe as an employee.
And if you tried opening up and sharing your true self with a life partner, and the relationship ended soon after, you might be forgiven for thinking it was your fault.
If it happened once, it could happen again, right?
Well, that is true.
However, it's also true that if you did try it again, you could have a completely different experience, one that is so much more satisfying.
But where do you find the courage to try again?
Whenever I find myself hesitant to trust a new venture, or notice that I'm holding back for some reason, I take a moment to go within, reconnect with my Divine Source, and affirm new strength.
In times past, I used a completely different process, which I'll share with you now.
This process uses a variety of techniques to drain away any energy or power that might exist within negative memories, and replace those memories with more empowering ones.
The reason this works is because our feelings often arise from our beliefs, and our beliefs tend to be based on the contents of our memories.
So, change your memories, and your feeling will change too.
And when you feel more powerful and courageous, it's a lot easier to get things done at a higher level of quality and professionalism.
In short, we can now say—change your memories, and become more successful.
Okay, so the first step in this process is to relax as deeply as you can.
Get yourself into a deep alpha or light theta.
You can't adjust the furnace in the basement if you spend all your time in the attic.
Relax as deeply as you can.
Spend as much time on this as you need. The deeper you go, the better.
Imagine you're going down a long staircase, or riding an elevator / escalator to the lower levels, or sliding down one of those poles in a fire station.
Count yourself down from 20 to 1.
Whatever it takes.
If you fall asleep, you went a bit too far. Try again when you're more rested.
Step 2, when you feel you're ready, is to focus on eliciting positive emotions.
Imagine yourself doing something you enjoy, such as sitting in the sun, floating in water, getting a massage, or eating a delicious dessert.
Really get into it.
Don't move forward until you can actually FEEL the positive emotions welling up within you.
Remember what it was like when you felt really good about something.
It could be a sensual experience, or it could be the feeling of pride at accomplishing something difficult.
Find the most enjoyable feeling you can.
Now, amp it up. Magnify it. Make it stronger, more powerful, and as intense as you can possibly stand it.
What would it feel like if this feeling of joy and pleasure were 1000 times more powerful, a million times more intense?
Anchor that in, using any symbology that makes sense to you.
This could be an actual anchor, a push-pin on a corkboard, or a steel cage holding it in place.
You could turn this massively positive feeling into a place, such as a building, a mountain, or an entire planet.
Whenever you need a boost, just think of the symbol you're using here, and the power and enjoyment will come rushing in.
You could even set an intention that each time you use this symbol, it gets more powerful than the time before, and each time you use it, the feelings just get more enjoyable and intense.
So far, you're now relaxed and feeling good.
If this was all you did, this by itself will shift the nature of your consciousness--including your memories--so that you naturally feel more confident and willing to try new things.
In fact, some say that this type of process will send out thought energies to shift the course of event in the physical world around you, producing more "luck" and ensuring that things go your way more often than not.
This is the belief system I used in most of my earlier experiments with manifestation, and it works if you believe in it.
Pretty cool, right?
But wait, there's more!
However, this post is starting to get a bit too long, and it's good for you to practice this before we cover the rest of the process.
I'll finish this in my next post.
Until next time, be blessed, my friend.