Today, I’m going to share with you a meditation that can help you create the life you want. Because it’s based on the chakras, it literally covers all areas of your life. So, take the time to listen to it if you want to experience:
~ more abundance
~ more intimacy
~ more confidence and motivation
~ more love and compassion
~ more authentic expression
~ more connection to your intuitive self
~ more connection to spirit
I think we can agree that all of us – every single person on this planet – wants to create a good life.
The only place we get into disagreement is when we start talking about what it MEANS to create a good life for oneself.
Many people believe that money can buy them a good life. They think, “If I had more money, I could…” and they follow it with a long list of unfulfilled desires.
Some people believe money can buy them material things they want, others believe money can buy them freedom, and yet others see it as a form of personal power and control.
In all of these cases, though, it’s not the money that people actually want, but what it can GET them. And even more specifically, it’s about the experience money can get them – and how that experience will make them FEEL.
Think about it.
If a man buys a car that he loves, he is buying it for the positive experiences it may give him: the smooth feeling of powerful acceleration, or of the wind in his hair as he drives on an oceanside highway, the look a women may give him when he pulls up in such a sleek vehicle, a feeling of status among his male friends who would love to have his car, etc.
You get the picture.
He’s buying an experience, because an experience gives him a feeling, and our life is ultimately comprised of feelings.
Good experiences and good feelings are what we really seek.
And the good news is this – feelings happen inside of us. Yes, they can be triggered by external things and events, but they don’t have to be.
You can create the feelings you want – without necessarily needing to create the external things you feel you need to get to those particular feelings. This means you have a whole wealth of feelings right at your fingertips at all times.
And interestingly, if you can “practice” (or relive) a feeling often enough, it has a power of creation in it that will actually begin to form external things and events that match it. When you feel confident most of the time, you start stepping into projects and activities in a confident way and correspondingly, succeed more and feel even more confident. Then that boost of confidence causes you to step into even more fearless projects. It becomes a positive cycle.
So, yes, you can create some great feelings from the outside-in, like buying that new car and enjoying the experience of it, but you can also simply go to the feeling you want to experience and create it directly through the power of your mind. This will start a cycle of creating from the inside-out.
In the world of yoga in which I teach, we use visualization a lot. It’s a powerful tool and I’ve used it often. But recently, in my work with Neuro-Linguistic Programming, I’ve found an even more powerful tool than visualization – selective, boosted memory recall.
You see, visualization works for some and not so well for others, because it relies on one’s ability to create a imaginary world out of nothing, whereas memories already exist in full form. Sometimes visualizations are powerful, but sometimes they can feel too vague or removed from “reality” to really inspire us. But memories are specific and real. And they draw up strong, powerful feelings from within us.
All of us have positive recollections in our subconscious that we can tap into to recreate the feelings we want to experience more often. If we don’t have a specific memory that is exactly what we want to re-create – like driving in that fast sports car – we do have a powerful facsimile, like the memory of speeding in a video game, or riding on a fast amusement park ride, or being immersed in an action movie from the point of view of the hero racing through the streets (like Steve McQueen in bullet).
Once we conjure up a powerful memory, we can manipulate it with our imagination (adding a little visualization to it!) to make it bigger, more vivid, and more inspiring.
I have found that when I walk my clients through a visualization exercise that puts them into a place where they can feel light and happy, I get only slight evidence of happiness (a small smile or a warmth in their cheeks), but if I ask them to remember a time when they were really happy, they immediately blossom from within. And then, if I ask them to step fully into that memory and see what they saw, feel what they felt and hear what they heard, the sensations – and their reaction – get bigger and better.
Finally, when I ask them to make the memory more vivid, and panoramic and engulfing, and have them turn up the feelings like they would turn up the volume on a stereo, their whole body sings with feelings of happiness. This technique mixes the best of your memory recall with your ability to visualize, and creates something far more powerful than either one alone.
So, I’ve begun to incorporate more NLP, memory-recalling techniques into my “visualization” work. And I invite you to do so on your own, at home. It’s an unbelievable powerful, simple tool.
The Chakra Empowerment Meditation video I’ve provided above is just that – a tool to help you use the power of your memories combined with the creativity of your imagination, and the power of your chakras to assist you in creating the kind of life you desire. This meditation works with both the subconscious and conscious parts of your mind, and as a complement, you can also use my Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ and boost your chakras directly on a cellular and energetic level.
Vicki Howie is an Empath, Life Coach, and Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™. She’s a Certified Master Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, and Registered Yoga Teacher too. Vicki can help you tap into your personal roadmap for success – the chakras that resides within you. Grab your FREE copy of her Chakra Empowerment Course or a FREE copy of her Heart Chakra Healing Song or find out more about her Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ here.