It’s no secret that happiness is integral to our wellbeing, but it is also fundamental to attracting positive experiences in our lives. However, even the happiest of people fall victim to fearful, negative thinking and whilst this can’t be avoided, recognising those limiting thoughts and feelings as quickly as possible and turning them into vibrations that will allow abundance to flow is the key to creating the life we dream of. Although turning negative emotions into positive ones sounds easier said than done, there are some simple exercises that you can do to begin making those positive changes.
The following exercises are taken from Esther and Jerry Hicks’ book Ask and it is Given.
Wouldn’t it be nice if…?
The wouldn’t it be nice if…? technique is one of the simplest ones you can practice and, like the others, requires nothing but your imagination. All you have to do is finish the sentence. For example, wouldn’t it be nice if I was able to go on holiday with my family, or wouldn’t it be nice if I received a pay rise etc.
If there is a particular subject that is bothering you, for example money, this can be the focus of the game. For example, wouldn’t it be nice if I had more money coming in than going out or wouldn’t it be nice if I received an unexpected check.
Allow your mind to wonder and think of all the good circumstances that you would like to attract. Doing this will take your focus off what isn’t working and place it on how you would like your life to be. The more you play this game, the more comfortable you will become at accessing those positive thoughts and feelings.
The Prosperity Game
This technique is specifically designed to improve your thoughts and feelings about money. The Prosperity Game creates a shift in your approach to money and allows you to feel comfortable with increasing wealth.
Each day you will ‘receive’ money from the Universe. On day one you will receive £1000, on day two you will receive £2000 and so on. The money is yours to ‘spend’ how you choose except for saving it for the following day and spending it on other people.
As you mentally spend the money visualise the images as clear as possible and feel how pleasurable it is to spend it. By associating joy with spending money you create a powerful shift in your attitude towards wealth.
Moving Up The Emotional Scale
This technique is particularly effective when you are feeling at your lowest ebb and is designed to help you find moments of relief that will eventually lead to a positive feeling. It is important to recognise that when you are feeling down the severity of the feeling sometimes means it is not possible to switch to a good vibration easily. This is where moving up the emotional scale comes in.
In a moment of despair, fear or depression try to find something that provides you with a sense of relief no matter how slight. This doesn’t mean you have to search for something to feel happy about; the relief may come in the form of anger. Although still a negative feeling, anger is an improvement on despair because there is no longer an overriding feeling of powerlessness attached to it.
However, the point of the process is that you do not linger on negative feelings for longer than necessary so always seek an even better feeling as soon as possible. From anger you may begin to recognise feelings of disappointment, but this may soon give rise to hope which in turn becomes optimism.
The process of moving up the emotional scale is a subtle one that involves continued effort to feel slightly better than you may have done moments before, but the gradual shifts make transforming your thoughts and feelings manageable.
With a little attention to your emotions you can cultivate the habit of feeling good until happiness is your natural state of being. Why not try out these techniques and discover the benefit they can have in your life?
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