I love to listen to my rock 'n roll favorites this time of year.
Remember the Beach Boys' classic, "Good Vibrations"? Whenever I listen to that song, I feel great and life is wonderful!
The Beach Boys were way ahead of their time. Quantum physicists have now proven that like vibrations attract, so generating positive vibrations ensures we will continue to attract and create more of the same!
I'll believe it when I see it
Yet many people live their lives by the mantra, "I'll believe it when I see it." Then they wonder why their dreams and desires remain unfulfilled. Many have felt like spectators in life, letting their thoughts and emotions be driven by what they were observing. Seeing the world as happening "to me" leads to a victim mentality, in which people feel they have lost control over what happens in their lives.
Wayne Dyer's apt phrase, "I'll see it when I believe it!" offers a different way to approach life, if we truly wish to create what we desire. Beliefs are just thoughts we think again and again. By changing our thoughts, we change our beliefs. By changing our beliefs, we change how we experience our lives.
Take responsibility for your life, and your beliefs, right now. Watch your vibration shift. You will start to notice more and more evidence that you are actually experiencing life based on where you are vibrating.
As the Abraham Teachings explain, we can either "deliberately create," i.e., choose to take command of, our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, or "create by default." We can experience our true power or live as "victims." The choice is ours.
How can we take charge?
There are several simple, effective techniques to help you align with positive, uplifting vibrations:
Listen to Rock 'n Roll -- enough said!
Exercise -- regular exercise is an excellent way to boost your mood and get in shape. Physical exercise helps you focus and releases endorphins, powerful neurotransmitters that trigger positive feelings.
Meditate -- take time each day to simply breathe and allow the "chatter" in your mind to quiet. Sit comfortably in an upright position, keeping your back straight so your chakras can fully open. Take a deep, cleansing breath and allow your mind to quiet. As you slowly exhale through your nose, notice the feel of the air exiting your nostrils. Continue to observe as you breathe normally through your nose. You will know you are on the right path when you begin feeling calmer and more centered.
Reflexology -- have a reflexology session to clear resistance and open pathways so energy can flow freely through you. Our feet, hands, ears and face contain mini-maps of our entire body. So a session with an experienced reflexologist can readily open the channels of healing while inducing deep relaxation and positive thoughts and feelings.
Let the good times roll (with thanks to Billy Joel)!
Bring some of the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" into your life. Imagine great outcomes, exercise, meditate and schedule a reflexology session. Take charge right now to create the life you desire.
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