If you keep on saying things are going to be bad,
you have a good chance of being a prophet.
—Isaac Bashevis Singer
“Negative” thoughts, suggestions or beliefs don’t carry more power than beneficial ones do; no one thought has more power than another. It is simply a matter of surrounding yourself with thought vibrations that are more effective for materializing the type of life you desire so that they may solidly replace the old programming. Ideas that have been accepted as true by your subconscious mind are the ones that form your reality, and it’s your choice to replace ideas that limit you with those that benefit you.
Thoughts that are negative (meaning ineffective for the results you wish to produce) spawn negative feelings and translate into negative vibrations. If you find that you are putting out negative vibrations through remorse, regret, anger, resentment, shame, or guilt, don’t put out more by being angry at yourself for doing that. First, choose to acknowledge that you are having the feeling, and witness it without judging. If it is a mild feeling, you can imagine wrapping it in a ball of light and sending it out into the universe, telling your High Self to handle it for you. Then choose to focus on some of your own positive traits, and praise those instead of demeaning yourself.
Put yourself into physical situations that reflect the new condition or experience. Your subconscious is then able to relate more easily to a new way of being or to the objects of your desires.
The reason imagination can bring these new states into being is that it operates through an interesting attribute of the subconscious mind: It cannot tell fact from fiction; it cannot tell the difference between a real event and an imagined one. Whatever it stores as a truth – real or imaginary – the super-conscious will replicate in form.
Since the subconscious learns through sensory experience, use all your senses to imagine yourself in the situations and surroundings that support what you want in your life. Imitate people who have things, qualities, or characteristics you desire. “Mock up” the attitudes and essence you admire. Shakespeare wrote, “Assume a virtue if you have it not.” The great painter Salvador Dali said, “Those who do not want to imitate, produce nothing.” Put yourself into physical situations that reflect the new condition or experience. Your subconscious is then able to relate more easily to a new way of being or to the objects of your desires. It expands its parameters of what’s possible to achieve, thereby increasing your sphere of availability.