Journaling and meditation are a dynamic duo in my opinion. The time you spend meditating may drastically reduce the time you spend stressing about things in your life. It is during your quiet times that it is possible to get answers to every situation in your life. Your quiet times make it easier for you to hear the still small voice of God.
Add journaling to your meditation and you have a powerful combination for success. Many times during my quiet times, I have gotten ideas, answers to questions and solution to situations. Until I began keeping a record of the insights given to me during these times, I often forgot them once the time ended. Journaling makes it possible for me to reference when answers came, how long it took to implement an idea, and it also provides a place to keep information on my inspired ideas until I can complete them.
I must confess, I do forget to journal sometimes, but I am working on it. Do you journal, and has it been beneficial?
When I learnt I could attract the life I wanted and it was not dependent on others, I was excited! I was told to use affirmations and visualizations, as tools in my effort for change. I did but nothing happened. I became frustrated till I learnt emotions were a key element in the process.
You see, emotions have a vibration which the universe picks up and acts upon. Therefore, when I visualized my affirmations, I needed to also feel the corresponding emotion. This was not as easy as it sounds.
While I could visualize with ease what I wanted, feeling like I already had it was difficult. It was difficult because I felt I was lying to myself-something I try my best not to do. So as a result, nothing changed.
Not being the kind of person who gives up, I kept doing my affirmations and visualizations as I did more research. The more I researched, the more it became clear, emotions were the missing piece. I had to feel the emotion of the wish fulfilled without any resistance. How was I going to get myself to believe that something I wanted had already happened for me?
For me, meditation was the key. I discovered that when I meditated, I became relaxed, and entered a dream like state which made it possible for me to rewire my mind, with no resistance, into accepting my affirmations as already completed.
Once I was able to successfully include my emotions in the process, thing started to change.
What has been your experience using affirmations and visualizations? Please share.