Sometimes we end up with thoughts and images that play over and over again in our mind. We know they are not helpful, in fact sometimes we can see that these thoughts and images are downright destructive, but what do you do about it?
A friend of mine emailed me after she went out with a man she met through internet dating. Here’s part of what she wrote :
I was in his company for three hours with him talking at me – lots of negative and brutal images. I feel psychically bashed and woke this morning from a nasty nightmare. I unsubscribed from the internet dating site, and sent him an email thanking him for meeting with me, but being clear that I do not want to meet again.
Can you please give me any suggestions how I can cleanse his words from my memory and how I can stop thinking about them??? Any thoughts at all?
When you’re stuck with unwanted thoughts in your head, it’s a little like living in a house that has a horrendous colour scheme, or ugly wallpaper. If you are immersed in that energy all day it’s bound to affect you. (Thanks to Salvatore Vuono for this special image!)
To get back into a feel-good place you need to get rid of that wallpaper. But removing it is going to be hard, painstaking work. And all you will be focusing on is that awful wallpaper. Why not put new wallpaper or paint straight over the top? Soon you can be sitting in a decor of your choosing – and what works for walls, works for thoughts.
Got thoughts or images making ugly wallpaper in your head? You need to make yourself up a power mantra – a phrase to say, or even better, a song you can sing to yourself that blasts over the top of the old thought and totally covers it up through repetition. In fact, if you use your power mantra often enough it will magically transform the old wallpaper at a molecular level, and you’ll never need to be bothered by that wallpaper again!
For my friend, I advise that she affirms all is well, that she has released the past with love, that she is cleansed and free and in harmony, that she is drawing to her all good things, that she is blessed on every level.
I like songs for re-orienting my thoughts. They are fun to make up, and easy to remember. Sing your little song often, continuously if you need to, so that it makes you smile and laugh and feel good. Soon your head’s interior will be much more friendly, you’ll be feeling more optimistic, and you’ll have raised your energy and vibration to a much better place.
Some of my favourite power mantras include:
- Everything I want is ALWAYS on special. (I encourage you to try this one – it never fails to amaze and delight me, because, well, everything I want is always on special…)
- Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better. I’m blessed with health, and blessed with love and I’m showered with miracles from Heaven above. (I didn’t say the songs would be clever or have literary merit!)
And if you have a bath, dump a big heaping cupful of epsom salts into warm water and have a good soak – the magnesium restores nervous system balance and cleanses your aura. If you don’t have a bath, use a bucket and soak your feet. A drop or two of lavender oil in the water and you’ll be feeling calm and restored in no time!
Hope that helps,
Love and Light,