You bought a new home.
Started a new business.
Got a new job.
You got yourself a personal trainer, took a vacation, got a new haircut.
While these things are all positive changes, they are still outside of yourself and don’t really get to the heart of the matter - thought.
Because wherever you go, there you are.
I once had a very profound dream of floating under a balloon over land. I recall feeling so light and fearless.
In the distance I saw a bridge which appeared to be over the ocean. I couldn’t stop the balloon from floating towards the edge, and so I began to get anxious as I approached the end of the bridge.
I recall thinking to myself “Oh my God, I’m going to drown! What am I going to do?” and in that exact instant, I fell to the bottom of the ocean and came back up for air.
I remember waking up from the dream thinking to myself, “wow, my thoughts are so powerful, fear is powerful.”
If I had faith that I was safe and secure, that the balloon would carry me over the ocean safely to land, I probably would not have drowned in the dream.
For whatever reason, call it a divine message or lesson, that dream became a catalyst for me becoming more mindful of the power of my thoughts and the effects they have on my life.
It made me realize that my life is happening through me, not to me.
It is common for many, on occasion, to blame their environment, past, childhood, outer forces, or circumstances for what’s going on in their life, however, the one thing we fail to realize is that the power for change is within.
And, until you get to the root cause, thought being in this instance, you will keep a recurring cycle of undesirable situations because you haven’t changed the way you think.
By facing what’s really going on in your inner world, it can have the most profound effects on your outer experience and make change really stick.
It’s the very thing that will catalyze inner transformation, and set you free of the thought patterns that are getting in the way of experiencing the reality that you would like to see.
It can be as simple as logging your thoughts down in a journal and then retracing them at the end of the day.
This will require some introspection of course, and through this self-study, you will begin to reap tremendous rewards, if you’re willing to put in the effort.
Once you’ve identified your thoughts, try to recall the feelings that were generated with them. Your feelings affect your energetic state, and this will amplify the intensity and speed of manifestation.
A lot of us tend to walk around on auto-pilot due to past conditioning, because that’s all we know. However, with awareness, you can break this cycle of repetitive thought patterns, and choose to think differently.
A daily meditation practice can also heal and neutralize, negative thought patterns so that you can live more present and create better experiences with your thoughts.
It’s a brand new year, and who wouldn’t want a better life for themselves?
I hope this message empowers you to look within, and know that you have the power to change the trajectory of your year, your life, and ultimately, your new reality.