Written By Gail Serna
2020 will go on record as being one of the most difficult periods of this century. Although the world invariably is experiencing its share of challenges, there are still aspects of your behavior you can manage with a peaceful outlook. God granted us certain tools that we can use to cope with the earth’s ever-changing emotional confusion.
Everyone can harness the magic from deep in our souls by regularly practicing the tools listed below. These tools may be obvious and easy to overlook, but they are truly God-given.** I’ll go into detail about some of these tools below.
- monitor your mind
- change your focus using breathwork
- create a visualization and meditation practice
- use positive affirmation statements
- try a forgiveness exercise
- seek a deeper understanding of your relationship with God/prayer
- integrate all your senses
- practice “allowing” as the result
Monitor Your Mind by using Positive Affirmation Statements:
Write a list of toxic experiences and analyze how often you think about them while you are awake.
Are you fixated on these experiences?
Have you been revisiting the same memory repeatedly?
Notice every time you replay these scenarios in your head. Your thoughts are like weeds in a garden that grows exponentially. Pull out the ideas that hold you back as a Gardner would trim the weeds growing out of control. Use positive affirmation statements to break these toxic over-thinking cycles. One that I use regularly is, “I love myself and my higher self loves me.” If you have a mirror handy; stand in front of it and repeat the same phrase over and over while looking yourself in the eye.
Changing Your Focus by Using Breathwork:
The key to starting a meditation practice is to focus on your breath and shift your awareness from the ego to your higher consciousness. When you do this, the loving, gentle, and subtle current of divine love will wash over you and it should feel heavenly. Every time a thought resurfaces, practice breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth to keep the connection alive.
Visualization, Meditation, and Forgiveness Exercises:
Retrace any harmful experiences in your life. Examine your thoughts and try to find the source or origin of them through visualization. Then pray for forgiveness. Forgiveness work is meant for you to release your anger and resentment towards a specific person or situation so you can finally release the toxic story that keeps repeating itself.
Silent higher consciousness prayer work may help:
- First firmly plant your feet into the ground below you.
- Imagine you are surrounded by a sea of pink love stemming from the center of your chest engulfing your soul.
- Visualize yourself surrounded by your angels, then ask the person who hurt you (figuratively) to present themselves to you. By doing this, your subconscious is talking to the other person’s subconscious.
- Bathed in love from the divine energy, communicate clearly (to that person) what you are bothered about.
- Next, visualize the situation, dissolving, transmuting into love, and going into the light for healing.
I notice my clients spend a lot of time wondering if they are praying and meditating correctly. There is no right or wrong way. The important thing is to make it a habit.
Understanding Your Relationship with God Through Prayer:
I do not follow specific religious teachings, rather I have formed my own beliefs through my personal spiritual journey. Through this journey, my steps were clear. I prayed and asked for divine guidance. When I made prayer a consistent part of my routine, I noticed miracles in my life, and this left me feeling happier than I had ever been. I highly encourage you to experiment with various spiritual practices, including prayer; and make it a daily habit.
Integrate All Your Senses:
I am a channel; and during one of my channeling sessions, the Divine Energy, known as the Souls Collective, explained that our true essence is when our psychic and physical senses merge into one cohesive thought. Thinking these senses are separate from one another is an illusion. If your psychic senses are rusty, then working to develop them will prove to be your biggest ally. It is through the awareness of all your senses that you will make sound decisions, have a clear sense of what your next step is, and experience joy/peace of mind.
Practice “Allowing” As The Result:
Release control over outcomes. Pray before acting in a direction and to note how you feel. If you feel at peace, then proceed. If the situation stresses you out, do more research before solidifying a plan.
Here’s a simple exercise I find helpful:
Imagine you are at the beach and you feel a sense of calm wash over you. Next switch your awareness to driving in traffic. Notice how stressed out you feel? Now take a deep breath and think about the question, direction, or situation you are trying to solve in your life. Do you feel calm (like when you’re at the beach or by a river) or anxious in your stomach (like driving in heavy traffic)? Keep adjusting your path based on your emotional sense of it.
Even though we are in challenging times; using these God-given tools and your intuition to ignite a magical existence can help you develop a more relaxed state of mind and body.
**As a disclaimer, if you are experiencing Trauma or PTSD symptoms, then you should seek help from an accredited psychologist before using the tools mentioned above.