If you truly accept your reality is created by your very own thoughts and imagination. Then you will realise, in order to change something in your life, you just have to get to a place where you’re able to control your thoughts, instead of letting them control you.
I get asked all the time, what I think is the most important part of manifesting, and in my honest opinion and experience, I would have to say a mental diet. If your thoughts are creating your reality, you must consciously be able to control your self-talk to get what you desire. Your self-talk refers to the voice inside your head, those are your thoughts, the way you speak to yourself and the things you say to yourself. It is the inner voice, that is always speaking to you, telling you what to do, what is possible for you and what is not possible.
The inner voice is there to help and support you, it is built up of your past experiences, and it helps you sense and avoid danger. But over the years, based on our fears and insecurities, we end up building beliefs and assumptions, that result in creating limitations, and prevent us from living up to our true potential. These limiting thoughts in your subconscious mind, are stopping you from experiencing your desire. Thoughts are the voices in your head, that are telling you, something is not possible, you can’t get something, you’re not good enough etc… However, none of this is actually true, these thoughts are just assumptions and beliefs, you’ve built up as true, based on your past experiences.
Your thoughts create feelings and emotions; those create beliefs and assumptions, and those beliefs and assumptions are what is creating your reality. Nothing in your life has a meaning, everything is neutral until you associate it with a positive or negative outcome. If you look back to a past experience, majority of the time, what has led to a bad experience, is thinking a thought, which probably wasn’t even true or you had no or little evidence it was true, but you kept overthinking it, until you convinced yourself it was true, and then it become a belief and probably manifested into your life. Therefore, to manifest something good or a desire into your life, you must do the same thing in reverse. Overthink a thought, until it is impressed on your subconscious mind, becomes a belief, and you get to a point where you’re so confident, it’s already yours and then it will manifest into your life.
We already know, the more we repeat a pattern of behaviour, the stronger that pattern becomes, and it forms a habit. If you’re use to always thinking negative, you will always see the negative side, of every situation because that is how you’ve trained your mind. A strict mental diet means, you can interrupt these negative thought patterns. You can starve yourself of any negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts. With continuous repetition, you’ll be able to rewire your mind to think in different way.
That is why a mental diet is so important when it comes to manifesting, because you get what you focus on, not what you want. Therefore, to manifest a desire, your focus must be on already having what you want. A strict mental diet allows you to monitor your thoughts and get to a point, where you’re only entertaining thoughts of the reality you want to experience. The dwelling place Neville refers too, or the new story is basically your thoughts. They must be focused around, already having what you want, and you dismiss anything that is contrary to your desire.
Acknowledge the only thing causing your current situation is your past old habitual thoughts, that are based on your past experiences and memories. Every time you focus on what has happened or your current circumstances. You are not thinking, you’re basically just remembering and repeating the past. You always get what you focus on, if you keep focusing on the memories and experiences from the past, do you think the future will be any different? You’re fundamentally reliving the old story and creating more of the same thing in your future. If you truly want to experience something different in your life, you have to change your thoughts. Stop telling yourself the old story and start thinking from the new story of what you would like to experience.
Don’t be scared of your negative thoughts and feelings or try to suppress them. If you do that they will keep coming back, until you address them. Instead sit with them, let them out, and take the power away from them, tell them they don’t have any control over you. Acknowledge that your negative thoughts are just a part of your past insecurities and fears, and they are no longer relevant in your life. If you want to cry and let all the emotions out, that is fine, it won’t ruin your manifestation, as long as you get back on the mental diet, as soon as the negative thoughts have passed. Never leave something on a negative note or fall asleep thinking a negative thought.
Always remember, you control your thoughts, they don’t have the power to control you, unless you give them that power. The law is always working, therefore, either you control your thoughts to create the life of your dreams, or you let your thoughts run on habitual auto-pilot and keep getting more of what you’re getting. You can use your thoughts to either work for you or against you.