Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Power of thought

“If you realised how powerful your thoughts were, you would never think another negative thought”.
Have you ever given any consideration to the power of your thoughts, do you realise that they are literally life changing? Every day we have approximately 60,000 thoughts! A huge percentage (around 88%) take place in the conscious mind, thoughts which often we churn over and over again, the same old stuff going round and round – because the conscious mind is the mind that chooses our thoughts, our reasoning mind, that interprets – decides what we want to eat for breakfast, for example.

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Once the thought has been processed it slides into the filing cabinet of your mind. So all those ‘new’ thoughts now become sub conscious thoughts. Every morning when we wake up, for the majority of us, we know exactly who we are, there is no need to ask yourself who you are we just know it. When you breathe you don’t remind yourself with a little prompt saying “breathe, breathe” it just happens automatically. So, we think something, for instance when we learn to drive a car, we practice using the clutch, the gears, the accelerator etc…. once we have learned to drive however, it becomes an automatic action! You don’t think about how to change gear, it just happens automatically. How exciting is that? Did you realise that whilst learning a new skill you just re-trained your mind. We can learn any new form of behaviour! What we think we manifest as our reality!

So you reap what you sow, just like a farmer – sow a field of wheat and you will yield a field of wheat! Sow rotten seeds and you’ll yield a rotten harvest! Yuk. So like the farmer if you sow negative thoughts then you’ll reap negative consequences. If you sow positive thoughts, guess what, you’ll reap positive consequences and results in your life! Now, which would you prefer? It stands to reason which we would all prefer. To get that result however, it is necessary to work on it and practice it, just like learning to drive or any other new skill you undertake.
If you want to reap positive experiences and enjoy an abundant life, a new skill needs to be learnt, the art of thinking positively. This will take time and practice and won’t happen over night, that is the reality – there is no point in knowing what to do, you need to practice what you know and perfect it!

You can make a start immediately! Yes you can! When that negative thought creeps in and says “oh yeah, really, how can I change my thoughts just like that” (negative reaction) just say “sorry, forgive me” and start to count your blessings, that’s right be grateful, think ‘gratitude’, after all you have much to be thankful for! You woke up this morning, that’s a good start don’t you think? Then go for it and start a list of all the things to be grateful for ……. warm bed at night, a cup of tea/coffee to start the day …… a hot shower/bath. Do I need to go on? Come on you can always be grateful for something, stop seeing the negative, kick out the pessimist, open your eyes to the positive and become an optimist.

Now you’ve started, get a good affirmation and keep repeating it over and over until it becomes a subconscious thought that will become your reality and change your life, literally.
Suggested affirmation (or make up your own) every day in every way my life gets just gets better and better

SUMMARY: to make changes in your life you need to make changes in your thoughts! You need to practice constantly for it to become automatic (think skills like driving a car). Remember what you put out there you get back, sow seeds of the positive variety and reap a harvest of a positive living! Be grateful and affirm many times a day just how lucky you are to be alive.

Remember, you are a powerful force with the power to manifest, so choose your thoughts wisely.

Good luck, love and light x

Author   Dana Molecki Personal Development Leader, Reiki Master/Teacher, Facial Rejuvenation Therapist

A little capsule of yoga every day – just what the doctor ordered!

Are you are thinking of doing yoga at home? First of I would advise everyone to find a good class, and then you will learn the practises correctly. The most important thing about doing yoga is that you must work with awareness and listen to your body the whole time so you don’t strain anything.

Yoga is a great antidote to modern living; there are so many benefits, it’s impossible to mention them all here. Yoga relieves stress and tension, helps concentration, strengthens, refreshes and relaxes the whole body, in fact helps the whole body to work properly, all the internal organs get massaged, more oxygen gets into the bloodstream, you feel better, fitter, healthier and happier and what’s more you learn to breathe properly. What could be better?

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Not many people breathe into the whole of their lungs, when you feel stressed and tense you only breathe into the top part of the lungs, but when you’re relaxed and learn the breathing exercises (pranayama), you begin to use your lungs properly. Stale air gets expelled, more air is taken in, helping the exchange of gasses, this is gives you more energy, helps focus the mind and is especially good for people with asthma or breathing problems.

We all lead very busy lives and its difficult to fit everything in, we’re especially bad when it comes to looking after ourselves. I say all the more reason to do a regular home yoga practise, because if you don’t look after yourself, how can you look after anyone else? By doing some yoga every day, you will find you actually seem to have more time, yes, really, and you will really reap the benefits, I promise. But, how can we fit daily yoga into our busy lifestyle?

My lovely, dearest yogini friend Maitri sent me this Yogic Capsule; it’s a home practise with a difference. When you start off though, you do need to be very disciplined, but once the practise becomes part of your daily routine, you will never go back to your old sluggish ways and the rewards are well worth the effort. They do say that it takes 4 weeks to learn something, 4 weeks to practise and 4 weeks before it becomes a natural behaviour, so allow yourself 12 weeks and you’re away.

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This is the routine – when you get up in the morning you do a few minutes chanting. This can be an absolutely uplifting experience once you get used to making funny noises; it’s a bit like singing, but it doesn’t matter if you’re not very good at it. Then before breakfast you do some postures, Surya Namaskara, the sun salutation is absolutely brilliant, it tones and stretches the entire system. Then later in the day do some pranayama, you can do this anywhere, and it only takes a few minutes. Later on in the afternoon, you have a ‘power nap’ by mentally relaxing each part of the body, brilliant for reviving you during the mid afternoon slump, then before bed do some mediation and review your day. You will get a deep restful sleep and feel wonderful in the morning. Yay, result. Oh and did I remember to say how much fitter and healthier you will feel? But remember it’s very important to attend a weekly class too to keep you on track.

Click here for the Yogic Capsule

Author   Written by Sandy Hector BSc(Hons) Psychology, Registered Hypnotherapist