“Most of us are totally unaware that our inner conversations are the cause of the circumstances of our life” – Neville Goddard.
Throughout my manifesting journey one of the most important lessons, I’ve learnt is that your self-talk creates your reality. The conversations you have with yourself, and what goes on inside your mind, is what is dictating your future. If you can master your self-talk, you can master manifesting.
A strict mental diet basically means monitoring the thoughts we think and focus on throughout the day and ensuring the thoughts we entertain are positive and from the desired end. These thoughts usually change throughout the day and go from positive to negative, we never stay in the same state or mood all day long. However, it is our job to observe our thoughts and ensure we redirect them when we see them going down the negative spiral.
Self-talk and inner conversations are just the thoughts that are running in the back of our mind on autopilot, the way we speak to ourselves in our mind, the conversations we have with ourselves about our desires and the conversations we have in our mind about and with other people. This is your inner voice, either it is motivating you, telling you, you can do something and have something, or it is limiting you by telling you something is not possible, and you can’t have it. For example, when you think of your desire, what is your inner voice saying to you? That will give you an indication of the current beliefs.
This voice is not bad, or something to worry about. It is just your subconscious mind trying to protect you based on your past experiences. We all build a defence system, and limitations based on what has happened in our past, this is human nature. For example, as a child you touch something hot, and you burn yourself, your mind automatically remembers that incident and next time you go to touch something hot, the mind will stop you to protect you. That is all your mind is doing with your limiting thoughts and beliefs.
However, these limiting thoughts and beliefs are not set in stone, with a little work they can easily be changed. This is done by retraining your mind, with new thoughts and beliefs. Understand life is not happening to you, you are creating it with your inner conversations.
Therefore, it is so important to carefully listen to and monitor those inner conversations going on inside your mind, understand what you are think and focus on. If any of those thoughts or conversations are not positive statements about your desired end, that means those thoughts no longer serve you, therefore you need to change them to what does serve you and relate to your desire. A mental diet is usually the best way to do this, it involves observing your thoughts and changing the negative conversations into positive thoughts and conversations.
- “I can earn the amount of money I want”.
- “My SP loves me so much”.
- “I always get what I want”.
- “Manifesting is so easy for me”.
At the beginning when you try to change your thoughts and inner conversations, the mind will naturally try to resist because the new thoughts and statements will not be believable and feel uncomfortable to the mind because this is not what the mind is use too but if you persist and keep flipping the thoughts the mind will eventually adapt to the new statements. Because the mind learns by repetition, the more you repeat the new statements, the quicker it will start to believe them as true.
It doesn’t matter if negative thoughts come up, they will and this is normal, but you must remain on a strict mental diet, this means even when the negative thoughts come up you acknowledge them, but you do not focus on or entertain that thought for too long. Never allow the negative thought to spiral out of control and cause you anxiety.
Treat the inner voice like a child, when it is telling you something negative, gently remind the mind, I hear you but that is not true anymore, this is what is now true for me, so you don’t need to worry.
For example, if the inner voice is telling you:
“Your SP no longer loves you; he/she has moved on”.
You need to tell your inner voice:
“No that is not true, he/she loves me so much, they only want to be with me, what happened in the past is no longer important, it’s the past. I always get what I want”.
The most important thing is, in those inner conversations with yourself, you must always have the last word. Make sure the inner conversation is always left on a positive thought, never leave a conversation with yourself on a negative thought. The last thought or statement is usually what manifests.
Everything in your life can change and change quickly, as soon as you become aware of the inner conversations you are entertaining about yourself and others. Control your mind, instead of letting your mind control you.