When I need to know if a mantra is going to work for me, I put it to this simple test. I repeat the mantra over and over silently in my head, while applying liquid eyeliner to my top eyelid.
If the eyeliner goes on perfectly, it’s a keeper. If I mess up, I probably wasn’t even using a mantra in the first place ;]
I stopped using shampoo almost two years ago and never looked back (shampoo strips your hair of oil, which causes your scalp to overproduce oil, making you need to shampoo to remove the oil!). I wanted to see if deodorant was a similar hygiene scam, so I stopped wearing it about a month ago. I still use plenty of soap and most of the time I smell great. Occasionally I am pretty repulsed by the smell of my sweat, and I began to wonder what that meant vibrationally.
What does it feel like to smell bad? To me it feels stressful. A couple nights ago I realized I only smell when I’m under pressure, and that must be significant. In fact, it’s a blessed indicator that I’m stressed out and I should chill my thoughts out.
Covering up body odor with deodorant is a way to mask a symptom. Remember those “Sure! Unsure!” deodorant commercials? They were about hiding the fact that you’re stressed and sweaty so people would think you’ve got it together. But why cover up the stress when you can remove it at the root?
Our bodies do the things they do to help us know what’s going on in our heads. Body odor is an indicator of stress, which is an indicator of negative thoughts. Stop the negative thoughts, stop the stress, stop the smell. Perhaps that’s not as easy as swiping one’s pits with chemicals, but it’s definitely more rewarding.
So while I work on destressing, anyone have any good deodorant alternatives? ;]
I’ve been an eyeliner fanatic since I was 12. Maybe it’s because of my screwy witch eye, but I’ve always had a hard time getting both eyes to match. I finally learned a way to overcome this beauty handicap, and I think you might find it useful as well. Here is is: while applying your eyeliner, say to yourself (in your head, or you’ll mess up), “I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you.”
Like playing Astrojax, applying eyeliner can go wrong when I have negative thoughts swirling through my head. It’s like my thoughts immediately influence my hand movements. When I focus on thinking “I love you,” my body cooperates with my desires and we all get to feel pretty.