Welcome back, you fearless spirits!
First, I'd love to hear how this past week went for you! Were you able to spend some time creating your list of intentions? Did you read them each day? Personally, I fell a little behind because I've been feeling exhausted and somewhat overwhelmed this week. However, I've realized that means it's time to let some things go. I'm making a commitment to honor myself and practice more self-love to help regain my energy.
So, this week is about protecting your mindset, which is super important in today's society. Many people spend a lot of time scrolling through Facebook, reading news alerts popping up on their phone, etc. Also, when you start to make big changes in your life, you'll most likely have a few naysayers who tell you "you're crazy" or "you can't do that." Basically, it's just a bunch of noise that we don't need.
It's important to keep all that gunk out of our heads because we subconsciously accept anything that we don't consciously reject. For example, let's say you'd like to start a new business. However, the news is telling you that nine out of ten startups fail and the economy is tanking. You're friends start telling you you're crazy to be starting a business because the economy is so bad. The more you start to see and hear things like that, the more you'll start to accept it as your truth unless you consciously decide that it's not your story. Remember, you are a powerful co-creator with a benevolent universe!
You may be saying, "Okay, how do I protect myself from all the noise?" Below, I've given you a few ideas:
Shield of Light
This may look familiar to those of you who read my recent blog post on keeping your energy cleared and protected. Before you leave the house in the morning, imagine a giant bubble of light descending from the sky and completely surrounding you. Set the intention that this energy shield only allows in positive, high vibrating energy and that any low vibrating energy dissolves upon contact with your shield. I recommend checking in throughout the day to see if you need to "reapply" your shield.
Create a Morning Ritual
What do you typically do right after you wake up? If it involves getting on social media or checking the news, it's time to change it up. Use the first hour (or two, or three hours) after you wake up staying offline and doing something that benefits you. Meditate, draw, stretch, journal, sit and enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. The more you start to invest in a morning routine full of self-love, the more you'll notice a huge shift in your day. The point is to load up your mind with things that help you grow rather than a bunch of junk. Also, please refrain from getting on social media or checking the news right before bed.
Limit Your Daily News Exposure
Yes, there's a lot going on in the world right now and it helps to be informed. But you can remain informed without constantly checking the news. Turn off all the breaking news alerts to your phone. To me, they just feel like extreme cortisol shots. Instead, consciously decide if/when you're going to check and find a news source that isn't too extreme. I love BBC News because they are very straight forward without all superfluous language to make everything seem ten times scarier.
Spend a day or two listening to the thoughts that are running through your head on repeat because they're responsible for creating your reality. What are they saying? Are these thoughts building you up or slamming you down? Write them down. If you have any that aren't conducive to the type of life you want to create it's time to create an affirmation to help plant the seed of a new way of thinking. If you're thinking "It's really hard to make any money," rewrite it with the reality you'd like to create in mind. It could become "I make making money fun and easy." Then, any time you hear that old, fear-based thought running through your mind you can take a moment to pause and start to replace it by saying your new affirmation out loud until you really start to feel it in your bones. I'll warn you, your ego may start to tell you you're stupid and it won't work, but I ask that you stick with it for a while so you can start seeing and feeling the difference.
Observe Your Friends
Listen to how your current group of friends talk next time you're with them. Are they complaining about life, themselves, or engaging in other fear-based behaviors? Or are they building each other up, discussing their aspirations or simply vibrating at a high frequency? Take note of whether this group of people helps to raise your vibration. If not, you can try shifting the frequency of the group by changing the topic of discussion. It might be beneficial for you to spend a little less time with them if they're vibrating really low. Instead, make connections with some high vibrating kindred spirits. Surround yourself with these types of people and they'll help to raise your own vibration, which will make it easier for you to manifest.
The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to consciously reject anything that doesn't reflect your own truth. As an example, I've been doing a lot of work around removing my own money blocks that were caused by guilt and shame. When I would hear something like "We don't have enough money," I would pause and think to myself "That does not serve me. I am choosing to believe there is an abundance of money in the world." While I'm still working on removing my blocks, money has started showing up for me all over the place.
Overall, remember what you don't consciously reject, you subconsciously accept. Close off your mind to all the noise and get started discovering and creating your truth. This week, I challenge you to practice a couple of the techniques listed above to help protect your mindset. I'd love to hear how it's going for you throughout the week. Please let me know in the comments!