How to Turn Monkey Mind into Miracle Mind!
Updated: October 5, 2014
Dearest sparkly member of my tribe,
May I say that? Call you a member of my tribe? Community is so important these days. Like minded people sharing their experience, strength and hope is a place for miracles and meaning.
I have to say I have so loved reading your stories of late. They make me smile and underline the fact that we are not alone in our humanity and in our capacity to co-create miracles.
A few days ago I had an experience I’d like to share with you.
Just to recap (not to bore you). This past month has been a whirlwind of events.
In 30 days I drove up to Canada shot 30 episodes of a new TV show, sold my house, had to find another one in the USA, did that, came back to New Hampshire, and had to get ready to move end of the month plus fly to different parts of the country every weekend for the next 5 weeks.
Without getting too personal I can also say I came home to a pile of unexpected news and financial yuck that threw me for a few loop dee loops and not in a good way although I am committed to re-framing my perspective on every one of them.
They are likely all blessings in disguise – we shall see.
Just writing this gives me anxiety and makes me want to go back to bed.
But I have made a commitment a couple weeks ago to go on a NO Complaining diet. No gossip, no smart mouthing, and no bonding over true or fictional misery just to belong.
This is much harder than I thought!
But I digress as I’ll write about all of this in a later blog.
So, maybe because I was suppressing my complaining or maybe because I was not dealing with some of the shadow stuff I still have around security, to top it off just as I was settling in to my routine here at home (soon to be not home), I had a dream where I tried to do readings but was cut off from Source, and basically my whole life went to the crapper.
The dream was so real I couldn’t shake the fear when I woke up and it was so unsettling I felt like I wanted to jump out of my skin.
All I could think of was the list of things that had gone wrong, were going wrong now, could go wrong and for sure would absolutely turn wrong at every corner in the future. I really was behind enemy lines as the sensations flooded me with memories of the past and potential future.
Have you ever had good things happen to you where you all of a sudden start worrying that the other shoe would drop at any second?
It’s all too good, something really awful has to happen!
The mind is a tricky place.
So as my inner world began to pulsate with images of shrieking monkeys, bag ladies and hobos, and my exhaustion turned into a greater sense of dread, and since I was forsworn off all complaining about the monkeys in my head and in my life, I decided to meditate.
I was too tired to do my own IN-Vizion® Process even though I knew it would help nor could I even remember how to do the Tapping Solution which I enjoy as a partner to my process.
So keeping it simple I chose to close my eyes, sit up straight and smile.
Then I thought about the word gratitude.
Then I smiled and stayed that way for 15 short minutes.
During this I began to feel gratitude and then I don’t know how else to describe it but I began to “be” gratitude.
Everything in me grew quiet and still and all I can say is a sense of complete detachment came over me and I began to experience a sense of the miraculous.
For the rest of the day I decided to see the world with gratitude and bless every person, place or thing that passed through my life. I blessed every bill, every email. I blessed every bird, every blade of grass. I blessed the part of me that doubts and has fear.
I continued my day as I began it – as a meditation, mindful and observant and full of gratitude.
Nothing in my outer life changed.
Everything changed inside me.
So after a few days of miracle mind maintenance I can’t seem to muster an ounce of fear, which for a Cancerian girl who has a meltdown every time she has to move is astounding.
Even mercury retrograde isn’t getting to me.
Marc and me just decided to laugh every time Apple TV conked out on us last night every 10 minutes during our favorite TV show. And when the power went out last night and Beanie kept me up with her breathing problems I blessed the fact we had a roof over our head and she was still alive.
I know that miracles can and do happen when I am grateful. And when I curb my words and keep them positive it’s easy and effortless to keep the faith and trust. Perspective changes and those monkeys go to sleep curled round the inner bag ladies and hobos who are now comfy, safe, and sheltered in the hand of God.
Ok your turn. Tell me a time when you turned your mind around from worry to wonder!
Or how about write a list of your fears with their opposite affirmation!
Sending you oodles of love.
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