I am a really big fan of Masuru Emoto’s work.
Have you ever heard of it? Messages of Water ~ it moves my soul every time I read it.
He demonstrates how water responds to our thoughts and words.
He puts water in a jar with a word on it, then freezes that water and takes photos of the frozen ice crystals.
The water that had a positive word, such as love, happy, peace created these absolutely stunning ice crystals while the images with hate, ugly, fight on them created very deformed ice crystals.
You can read more about him and his work here.
What is so exciting about this is the fact that water is in everything, hell humans are made up of 60% water! When I discovered his work many years ago, it had a dramatic impact on me and I began to notice how I talk to myself.
I discovered that wowza…I was pretty hard on me.
My body was a form of shame, when I looked at it, I thought, ew gross
My work was never good enough, when I looked at it, I thought this sucks
My heart was broken, so when I met someone I tried to give them all of me to ensure I was good enough.
I said things that were mean, hurtful and at times even hateful to myself.
It’s no wonder my body has been fighting to keep itself alive.
I am learning to ‘Live as Love’ and decided I needed to up my game on the way I talked to myself; to focus and train my mind to say loving things to me, instead of focusing on the imperfections or negative. So I put things in my environment that remind me to refocus my thinking in the moment~ I create my own external triggers to remind me to shift my internal focus.
Whenever training my the mind to a new way of thinking, external triggers are HUGE for me. Having that visual to remind myself of my intention not only refocuses me, but it allows for quicker transformation.
Hint for you: If you are looking to transform some area of your life ~ money, love, career, body~ start with your thoughts about that area first.
Then give yourself some external triggers to refocus your brain to this new way of thinking.
External triggers can be as simple as:
~ posting a note of your new thought all over your house
~ Drawing or painting an image and then hanging it where you can see it
~ writing I love you on every mirror in your life (including the rearview mirror in your car)
~ Carrying a keychain that holds meaning
~ putting an inspiring picture as your phone background
~ setting your passwords as affirmations like: IAMPOWERFUL
The key then is to use those triggers to shift your awareness in the moment .
For example, every time you look in the mirror, don’t just read the words I love you and move on. Pause, repeat the words, I love you, speaking directly to yourself and really take it in. Allow yourself to receive your love throughout the day.
Choose one area in which you want to begin shifting your thoughts and create one statement that defines that.
Create your trigger to begin shifting your thoughts today.
Spiritual Pro tip: The more e-motion you put into this, the faster the shift can occur.