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Welcome to Tuesday Tips, a weekly guide to practicing positive thinking. My favorite idea this week is illustrated above: "Funny how it works out." Step back and look at where you are right now—it makes perfect sense, doesn't it? Now keep that distanced perspective and start watching your life like it's your favorite tv show. You don't have to think about the plot or write the next scene, just enjoy being the character you are.
The more you can watch your life, the less you'll be affected by the emotional rollercoaster of life circumstances, and the more you'll enjoy the ride. It's time to start feeling like the star that you are, because this is your movie and you're the only one who can play the main character. Ready to step into your role?
1. Act like a star.
Think about your character. Would she be running around like a chicken with her head cut off, or would she be dramatically, deliberately in the moment, sipping tea and scheming? Whoever you decide to be, go big! Take pictures. Make movies. Dress wildly. Laugh loudly. Create crazy art. Things will begin to seem less serious, and you'll be a lot more open to adventure. Live the life you'd want to watch. I like feeling like I'm sitting on the edge of my seat, wondering "what'll happen next?!" It also helps to play a badass soundtrack.
2. Stop thinking.
Eckhart Tolle says, "Be aware of your breathing. Notice how this takes attention away from your thinking and creates space. (Oneness With All Life)" If you spend all your time thinking about your life, you're not doing much enjoying. Can you imagine if you lived your life entirely in the present? Sounds pretty wild to me. (Silent counting is an excellent way to stop thinking too.)
3. Get in a good mood and then take action.
If you're wondering whether or not you should do something, take the time to feel good first before taking action. Then you will either be inspired to take the appropriate action, or you'll forget about it all together. Tune your vibration to the frequency of the solution and it will come to you. Literal translation? Never answer a text or a phone call when you're angry. Your movie may contain a little less drama, but the story of your life is deeper than the average soap opera, right?
4. Appreciate yourself.
Abraham teaches us that "Appreciation and self-love are the most important tools that you could ever nurture. Appreciation of others, and the appreciation of yourself is the closest vibrational match to your Source Energy of anything that we've ever witnessed anywhere in the Universe." Everything you want, you want because you think it'll make you feel loved in some way. Give yourself the love you want to receive right now and the loving experiences will manifest. Love yourself like your idol, and an idol to others you'll become. Be your favorite person to be around. Maxwell Maltz says, "If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone." If you feel good because you like yourself, you don't have to rely on anything outside of you to lift your mood.
5. Remember you are a magickal, spiritual, powerful being!
There's magick and witchcraft in movies, right? Remember that whatever you believe is true, so if you want to have magickal powers in your life, start using them! My favorite, and simplest, way to practice magick this week is to visualize myself "allowing well being." If I have an injury, I imagine pure positive energy entering the crown of my head, flowing to the affected part of my body, while thinking "I'm allowing well being." If I want more abundance, I picture pure positive energy flowing into my bank accounts, while thinking "I'm allowing well being in my finances."
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