Whilst travelling home on the bus today I was doing some Ki Breathing (deep breathing to my centre, 2 inches below the navel) because I had a headache and was worried I might be getting a flu (two other family members have had it for about a week now). So I was focusing on exhaling negativity and toxins, and breathing in fresh new energy to cleanse my system. The headache went away surprisingly quickly and I felt tension in my shoulders and neck ease off (oh and I was listening to Jean-Michel Jarre on my iPhone too which helped).
Then I began to put myself into a positive mindset by thinking about being healthy and lucky (I often feel gratitude for my life situation). Just then the bus stopped and because I was sitting on a side seat I could see out of the window on the opposite side. Straight ahead of me was a sign above a shop door that said “Are You Lucky?”. I thought this was funny and suddenly my focus shifted to shop signs as the bus began moving. I saw words moving past like Open, Dollar, Bank, Fitness etc. and thought it was interesting that my mind was picking out these positive words. So for the rest of the journey I continued to look out the window to see which words floating by struck a chord with me and there were many fun positive words. When I got back, I felt great!
Many people put up positive affirmations around their house or in a particular area, and some people make dreamboards. I did this in my last house and it worked well. In fact I need to do it again soon. The simple act of reading positive words (and saying them aloud to yourself) puts you in a better state of mind. This is why I choose not to read negative news and not to join in with people having negative conversations, I’ve really got no use for them – but if there is some great news or people laughing and joking, then, yes please, I’d like some of that