We all have thoughts about things – thousands of them in day – yet are these thoughts doing any good? Or are they causing harm? Or are they simply coming and going like clouds in the sky?
The principles of the law of attraction as shared by Esther Hicks often mentions noticing how we feel about thoughts in the moment we have them, as way to provide clues about whether they are a useful or not to useful thought.
Specifically that sounds like: “does this thought make me make me feel good, or does it cause an inner feeling of discomfort, anxiety?”
Maybe our thoughts are only useful if they make us feel good, drive us towards achieving better things, or bring sensations of pleasure and expanded-ness.
As anyone who has worked with me already knows, the way we talk to ourselves does matter immensely and I am a huge proponent of cultivating positive self-talk so we are kinder and more loving towards ourselves.
But how do we do that?
You can take the buddist approach of detachment and just allow the thoughts to pass without being hooked by them – literally just let them go. Or you can can try to pretend they aren’t there and continually talk yourself out of these horrible thoughts – just as an anxious person who talks themselves into a calmer state.
Or we can transform these thoughts + feelings into something useful. Through using the deeper connection of the body’s knowing to acknowledge, feel and embrace such thoughts, before guiding them to something more loving, useful and empowering.
My range of women’s retreats (ranging from 6 hours to a two day weekend) are designed to guide you through this and other powerful processes. You can transform negative thoughts about body image, anxiety and worries, habits and routines and learn how to create more loving and welcoming thoughts and ways to think that encourage more pleasure and enjoyment in life.
If you are a woman who indulges in negative self-talk about yourself in anyway consider this your invitation to transform it; so you can move beyond feeling broken, unhappy or not enough and instead embrace the beauty that is within you.
You can get more information here if you feel called to join one of my upcoming events for inner and outer transformation.
About the author
Bree Taylor Molyneaux is a Brisbane based happiness coach, clinical hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing® practitioner, self-care and personal renewal facilitator, mother and wife. She founded Aspire Hypnotherapy, coaches women in a wide range of areas, runs restorative + self-care retreats, and has a range of and hypnosis downloads available. Read more about Bree here.