Self-talk–everyone does it, some of us all through the day and even through the night, depending on our emotional stability. Our minds are jabbering all the time. Some of it is mere nonsense; some is lamenting and regretting failure to respond to those who have allegedly “hurt our feelings.” We relive and repine over mistakes and temporary memory lapses. We formulate plans for the future, for business, for art, etc. We reinforce ailments by focusing on them constantly. We stress ourselves with unnecessary worry, which is fear-based and illusory.
Then there is the self-deprecating self-talk. “I’m so stupid! I never do anything right!” “Nothing ever goes my way. I’m a total loser!”
But, there’s an up-side to negative self-talk. It’s affirmative self-talk, what I call “Positive Mental Treatment” which is featured on my CD, A Unique Meditation Experience and in my book, The Miracle Years: What I Learned about God, Miracles, Life, the Paranormal and Why We Are Here. It is what has miraculously transformed me from the mean-spirited, neurotic hypochondriac prior to 1965. (Go to www.NormaLocker.com where you will find synopses of the material in the CD and the book.)
For the self-deprecating self-talk Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is effective, but we don’t need a professional therapist to help us. We can do it ourselves simply by reversing the initial thought to a more positive one: “I’m not stupid. Everyone makes mistakes. I have the power to rectify mistakes.” “I have the will to succeed. I believe I can be successful in every endeavor.”
I talk to myself (and God) throughout the day and sometimes at night, but my self-talk is helpful and affirmative. If I should allow a negative thought to slip into my consciousness, I immediately CANCEL it and affirm that I refuse to accept it.
Since 1965 I must meditate every day to reinforce my positive attitudes, but I have often learned something new which has been a great help and even amazed me. For several years I have been reminding my body that I AM THE BOSS! Quite recently, though, I had a revelation; why not COMMAND my body to behave when it tries to inflict a pain or discomfort upon me?
Science has proven that the cells communicate with one another, so when I communicate thus with my body, apparently the cells become activated, and quantum physics tells us that we are not solid beings. Every aspect of our bodies is constantly changing and renewing. (See my August, 2014 Blog on “Cellular and Subconscious Conditioning.”)
Our bodies crave attention. Why? Because we have trained it to obey and produce all sorts of ills for years. Now, when my body tries to attract my attention with anything unacceptable, I exclaim aloud or mentally, “Body! What are you doing? Behave yourself and heal it! Thank you for your cooperation,” and it miraculously stops! When I’m in bed, after my prayers and auto-suggestions for a peaceful night’s sleep, I remind my body thus: “Okay, body. This is my time to sleep for the next eight hours or more, so don’t you DARE try to give me anything that might disturb my sleep! Thank you.” It really is miraculous!
No matter how much we think we know, we can always learn something new as long as we can still think clearly. When I ask my class, “Who’s the BOSS over your body?” They must reply aloud, “I am!” That sets the stage in their consciousness for the upcoming results.
I challenge you to try this amazing discovery. Begin by telling your body that you are the BOSS and once it “gets it,” you can command it as I do to obey your desire.
It’s a new and surprising “take” on SELF-TALK!
We Can Create
by Norma Locker
We are able to achieve with the power of our minds whatever we conceive if we sincerely believe.
For every thought we have becomes a forceful thing; and as a bird in flight that energy takes wing to create what we desire.
We should create with care, being mindful and aware that the sketches we produce have a positive flair.
For if they’re based on fear and anything but love, those thoughts eventually appear as what we’re thinking of.
Troubles don’t beset us from out of the blue; they don’t just come to get us without giving us a clue.
We are the skillful artists who paint the landscape of our life, depicting most of what transpires; the blessings and the strife.
It takes only a thought, a whim or a desire. Is it not then judicious to resolve to aspire towards a positive conclusion whereby we can acquire a positive solution?