By Beverly Blanchard
Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be…Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before. – Erich Fromm
Our ego and rational minds process, manipulate, suppress, change and distort our reality by giving us false judgments about how we should or should not operate in this world. Often these judgments are based on other people’s rules and opinions, or things we read or hear in the media. Throughout the day we never take the time to determine if these events or beliefs are actually relevant to our lives. Instead we allow them to circulate through our minds on a continuous loop never realizing it is those thoughts that are creating our world.
It is important to understand the role of the ego and the rational mind. It is equally important to not allow them to be in the driver’s seat since both influences our imagination. You must become conscious of your thoughts on a moment to moment basis and prune those thoughts that are not in your highest interest. Speech is the image of the mind and mind is the image of Cosmic Consciousness. Your imagination is like the projection screen and the thoughts you are thinking are continually creating your movie. Are your thoughts conscious or are you allowing your inner dialogues to run amuck?
1. Moving out of the ego mind. Spend one day agreeing with everything a person says. Make the statement, ‘You are right.’ to anything anyone says. Spend the next day saying, ‘I am wrong.’ With both of these statements it does not matter if you feel you are right, the purpose of the exercise is to let go of your ego.
2. Moving out of the rational mind. Before you do anything stop and ask yourself: ‘Why am I doing this? Is this necessary?’ You want to quit smoking and are just about to light up. ‘Why am I doing this? Is this necessary?’ You are trying to create prosperity and you are working on clearing the debt load and you see these beautiful pair of shoes that you really cannot afford but your rational mind says, ‘buy them anyway just put them on the credit card.’ ‘Why am I doing this? Is this necessary?’
3. Shatter the Mind Chatter. If you mind starts rampaging or you do not like what it is saying it is time to prune the vine. Mentally see yourself cutting off the branch of thought and tell yourself: “Time for a new dialogue.” Move to the dialogue to that which empowers you.
Beverly Blanchard is a freelance writer, artist and personal coach. She spent most of her life studying ancient wisdom in search of answers to life. Beverly has studied energy work and how this affects the body. She is the author of Into the Waves. Please visit her blog at www.beverlyblanchard.blogspot.ca where this article was originally featured.
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