And while there are a great many wonderful things on the horizon, I must say that I’ve been finding myself overwhelmed and even stressed out by the number of tasks before me. I’ve caught myself too many times shifting from the energy of (normal) overwhelm into a weird space of almost angry resentment, replete with all sorts of unproductive thoughts, such as:
This sucks; I can’t do this all by myself.
Who does God think I am, God?
Where are my angels, anyway? Did they forget my address?
You get the picture.
It’s pretty silly. However, it’s also pretty dangerous because if I’m not paying attention my thoughts can very quickly develop into feelings, and this has the potential to make everything worse. And that’s the thing about thoughts. If thoughts stay relegated to random firings of the mind — in one moment and out the next — they don’t amount to much. However, it’s when we allow thoughts to linger, to develop, to take on more description and more storytelling, that the thoughts turn into actual aligned feelings … and now suddenly we’re cooking with gas. That’s because:
Thoughts married with feelings create reality.
Read that again.
Thoughts married with feelings create reality.
That’s exactly how creation works. Nothing that has ever been made was made outside of that process.
And really, to be even more simplistic about it: Feeling creates reality. Without feeling — which is the natural result of thematic thinking — nothing at all is created, ever. Therefore if we want to become intentional creators of our own reality we must learn to combine our thinking with high vibrational feeling, because this is how we will create high vibrational realities.
Yet most of us aren’t doing that. Look at me, I teach this stuff and I still catch myself not doing it! Especially during times of high pressure and stress such as I’m in now, when things are moving too fast for me to realize that I’m thinking all sorts of things, some of which are negative.
Which is precisely when things can get dangerous for my future reality. Left unchecked, random rants of the mind can quickly turn into aligned feelings of tension, frustration and anger. Thinking + Feeling = Creation. As soon as you add the two you are giving birth to an evidence in your life, and the evidence will be a match for the feeling that created it.
This means that we cannot afford to indulge negative thinking, ever. We know it will create a negative reality. It also means we must have safeguards in place to ensure that what we are creating is beneficial to us, not harmful. Safeguards such as habits, practices and disciplines to help us stay on track.
Fortunately, I’ve been at this awhile. With Spirit’s assistance I’ve developed a personal practice that allows me to catch myself in the very beginning stages of negative creation — that is, the beginning stages of negative thinking — and enables me to “Snap Back To Joy.” I want to share that process with you now in hopes that it will help you to train your mind and snap back to positive thinking in your own life.
This is also the exact process I have taught to students all over the world … and it’s a process that works.
Snap Back To Joy Technique
Step 1: Make A Habit To Observe Your Thoughts
The mind is always, ALWAYS talking. To change your life for the better you must first change your thoughts for the better, and this requires that you listen to what your mind is saying in the first place. Some of us are able to actively listen to or patrol our own thoughts, or have taught ourselves to check-in from time to time to make sure our thinking is productive. If you’re one of those people and, during one of your routine patrols you find that you are thinking negatively, proceed to the next step.
For those of you unaccustomed to observing your thinking, you must train yourself to do so. I recommend setting an alarm on your smart phone. Schedule it to go off several times a day. When it does, stop a moment and think about what you were just thinking about. Were your thoughts positive or negative? Were you thinking good things or bad things? Check out your body and emotions, too. How are you feeling? Does your feeling reflect what you were thinking? Take your inventory.
If you were thinking positively, wonderful. Continue doing so or better yet, steer those positive thoughts with an intention of what you’d like to manifest. However, if you caught yourself thinking negative thoughts, move on to the next step.
Step 2: Find The You That Thought The Thought
Many of our thoughts are emitted; sort of like steam rises up from a pot of boiling water. This is especially true of negative thoughts. They are usually expressions of a deeper pattern within us. If we can find the pattern to which they are connected we can also undo it, thus releasing the thoughts and undoing whatever they were beginning to create. For this reason, once becoming aware of the negative thought, take a moment to explore your consciousness in order to discover the pattern to which it’s connected.
(I recommend that you hold the intention of discovery as you do this, and also ask Spirit to reveal any pattern that might exist.)
Let’s use an example. Say you just observed yourself thinking, Wow I sucked at that! Why do I always get it wrong? I’m such a failure. Without judging yourself or feeling guilty for thinking those negative thoughts, stop a moment and see if you can figure out why you would think those things in the first place. Where does that idea come from? Can you recall someone in your past who said that sort of thing to you, or made you feel that way? Can you recall other times when you felt like a failure, or like you never seemed to get it right? When was that? What was going on at the time?
Take a few moments to trace the history of the thought. Be very observant as you do this, paying close attention to everything that bubbles up, especially intuitive impressions. It’s common for a memory to suddenly spring forth, or a mental image to appear in your mind’s eye. Pay attention when this happens, because this is literally the picture of the pattern.
Step 3: Find Yourself In The Pattern
Once an image or a memory has appeared, locate where you are within it. I mean this literally.
Through visualization, go into the memory of yourself as you were when this first happened to you (or was said to you, or occurred to you); to the space where this belief first began. Find yourself there. What were you wearing? How old were you? Where were you? Who were you with? Locate yourself and hold your awareness there, then move to the next step.
Step 4: Rescue Yourself
With the image or memory of past You firmly in your mind, visualize your current self walking to your past self and then embracing her. Hold your past self; love your past self. Hear as you tell past You that you love her, and that you understand why it is that you’ve thought these thoughts about yourself, all these years.
Forgive the You that you were then, the one who felt the need to think these thoughts. Forgive her because she didn’t deserve to be told a lie or to believe it; forgive her because she knew no better at the time.
Forgive her because you love her — and because you are her.
Step 5: Dispel The Lie
What do we do to undo darkness? We usher in the Light.
Likewise, to undo a lie we must usher in the truth.
As you embrace and love your past self, also speak what is true into her, in order to counteract the lie. In our example we thought of ourselves as a failure. From our divine perspective, we know this is untrue. And if it is untrue — what is true?
The truth is: We are divine representations of the God who created us! This same God also lives within us and we are a part of God. Our birthright is joy and peace and prosperity and love and success. That is who we are. That is what is true!
Speak this truth into the past You as you embrace her. Let the light of the truth shine down on the both of you in this visualization. And as the Light shines, picture yourself integrating the past You with current you. Literally blend the two together until you are one, whole.
You have just rescued, aligned and integrated past You with current You. This means you no longer need to believe the lies — or the negative thoughts emitted from patterns — about yourself. You are free.
Step 6: Think On These Things
Now that you have identified, cleared and loved your way out of negative thinking, it’s time to steer your thoughts in the right direction. Consider your mind to now be a blank slate, or better yet a fertile garden bed. Now that you’ve pulled the negative weeds, what would you like to plant and ultimately harvest?
I like to have a few affirmations memorized for times like this. These affirmations — which are thoughts with the added bonus of intention — reflect things I would like to manifest in my life. Once my mind is clear, I insert one of these positive affirmations and repeat it several times — if possible, out loud. Doing this allows it sink in. While sinking in I conjure up a complementary high vibration feeling and amplify it to the best of my ability. I stay in this state for a little while before breaking and returning to my regular routine. (Abraham Hicks recommends that we stay in a high vibration feeling for at least 17 seconds in order for it to grow and create — sounds good to me!)
That’s the whole of the technique. It’s very simple — but also very, very profound. It also has the power to entirely change your inner world, which will then create your outer. This is what you want.
Now, here’s what I bet you’re thinking:
That sounds incredibly tedious, Crystal. Who has time to do that multiple times a day?
The truth is that the entire process can take as little as one or two minutes, especially with practice. But to answer your question more specifically — I do. I make the time. And you should too, especially if you understand the powerful thread connecting our thoughts to our reality.
That which we think, married with that which we feel, always — ALWAYS — creates that which we experience. As such, we have an incredible responsibility not just to ourselves but also to the human collective and to the planet. We must clean up our thoughts, the interior narratives, the scripts. We must bring all of these into alignment with the essence of who we are as well as that which created us — which is DIVINE.
This is how we will create a new heaven and a new earth … and at the very least, a new and better life for ourselves.
P.S. Folks! Registration for my August 25th class, All About Angels, will be closing very soon. We already have lots of incredible students attending and I’d love to see you there! Click here to learn more about the class.