Regardless of your circumstances, you have dominion over every thought or idea in your mind, and do not need to keep yourself stuck in a state of being that is not serving you. You have the option through the use of your imagination to revise your perception of the events of your day or life.
The problem is most of us are not in the
habit of exercising this option. Instead,
we spend our time rehashing the less than stellar events of our life. We gossip, complain and lay blame on people
and conditions outside of ourselves. Somehow
we have come to believe that continually talking about a problem or situation will
make things better. It doesn’t. It keeps us tethered to the state of mind that
to us the events and circumstances we don’t want in our life or world.
Let me give you a simplistic example of
what I mean. I was coaching an individual
who began telling me about an injury she had sustained while exercising. She told me she was seeing a physiotherapist
for it and after three months it wasn’t getting any better. As we talked, she began telling me how she thought
the injury happened. Over and over
again, she provided me with different scenarios.
Here was the problem. In her mind’s
eye or imagination, she was unconsciously re-enacting the injury. She assumed that if she figured out what she did
wrong then she would be assisting herself in her healing. Unfortunately, instead of changing her
perception of the incident, she was reliving it and trapping herself in a pattern
in which she was reinjuring herself vibrationally. It is like picking at a scab. It will never heal as long as you keep opening
I suggested that she forget about the why
it happened and go back in her mind’s eye and see herself completing the
exercise without incident. In other
words, rewrite the script and revise the scene.
If you change your perception of the event in the present moment, you will
affect both the past and the future.
Instead of locking
incidents and events in your memory banks, there are numerous ways you can revise
the events of your life. It can either
be done at the end of the day or you can revise the event at the moment it
happens. Personally, I prefer to do it as soon as the
event happens. For example, last week I
was inline skating along the Ottawa River and my mind was not focused on the
task at hand. I hit a stick on the path
and ended up flat on my butt. Upon
picking myself up off the ground, I immediately went into my mind’s eye and
reconstructed a new movie of me skating past the point where I had fallen. No injury and the skate continued as usual.
Whether you do it immediately or at the
end of the day, the principles you apply are the same. So I will give you the process at night. As you lay on your bed at the end of your
day, begin reviewing your day. Do not
judge it because that will start your mind going down numerous pathways. Simply review the entire day. In your mind’s eye look over all the events,
conversations, correspondence, and meetings you had throughout the day. Now in your mind’s eye take those events in
your day you would like to change. Rewrite
the script and make it conform to the type of day you wanted to
experience. If you had a run-in with
your boss or partner, recreate the story.
Give it the conversation you wanted.
Run the new story through your imagination over and over again until you
are satisfied that the imagined state takes on tones of reality. At that point, let it go.
What you will discover in doing this is
that the imagined state will change your interactions tomorrow. The change that takes place within you will
affect the situation. Do not just be
readers of this article; test it for yourself.
In the doing, you may be pleasantly surprised.