|The first most important key to shifting anything is to BE WILLING to make the shift.
It sounds simple. If something’s not working for you, change it. That makes sense, yet people still resist making changes. Sometimes it feels more comfortable to feel something you don’t like because it’s familiar.
I just want to remind you that you can try something new, and if it doesn’t feel good you can always go back to the way you were doing it before. I encourage you to be willing and give yourself permission to experiment and shift your energy from something that doesn’t feel good to something that feels good.
OK, now that you’ve done step one and opened up to making a shift, here is step two.
The second key is to acknowledge that you’re aware something isn’t sitting right with you and identify it. For example, if you had a disagreement with a friend and you’re feeling angry, bring it to your awareness and say it to yourself, I’m feeling angry at my friend!
Or if you wanted to exercise today and you didn’t, you might be mad at yourself. The idea is to acknowledge how you feel, without judgment.
When you look at something with no judgment, it means to look at it neutrally. Look at it as if you’re an observer or you’re watching it in a movie.
Key #3 is to replace the energy with thoughts that feel good. This is probably the most important step.
I talked about this a little when referring to New Year’s resolutions. It doesn’t work if you say, I’m going to stop eating junk food. It’s important to state what you’re going to do instead. I’m going to eat fruit 3 times a day and vegetables twice a day, etc. It would be difficult to just stop eating junk food and have nothing in your plan to eat instead.
The word replace is important. Otherwise it leaves an empty space.
Replacing the energy of anger with compassion would be an example of an energy you can choose. Maybe you know your friend gets crazy when you have a conversation about that certain subject that you were fighting about. Maybe he or she had a traumatic experience around that subject as a child and it pushes their button.
Now you can start incorporating this new feeling of compassion which will feel calmer and your heart will expand. This new feeling will take up the space so there’s no more room for the anger.
I always say, everything takes practice. Practice these steps to shift your energy. It might be easy for you right out of the gate, or it might take a little practice. Either way it will be worth it.
I know I like to feel as good as I can! Have fun with it!
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Sending you lots of love and big hugs!