Don’t Even Think It

February 15, 2017 | 7 Comments »

Don't even think it: Get thoughts under controlI’m a huge fan of not taking things too seriously.

“Serious” isn’t usually a vibe that delivers me delightful things.

And anyyone who’s read Slacker Manifesting knows I’m a proponent of not trying too hard.

Sometimes giving up is exactly what calls in the big magic!

Case in point: the other day a coach texted a note of encouragement for a big project on my plate. “You can do it!” she enthused …

When in fact I was trying not to do it. I could feel myself slipping into “anxious obsessing overworking it” territory, and knew that carefree, easy and light was the way to go on that one.

Letting go is often the best way to allow the dream to unfold.

But there are other times when the way to alignment calls for a more militant approach.

Like when gremlins are out of control and having their way with me, sometimes I have to get my Alpha on and put a stop to that once and for all.

That’s when I lay down the rules about what I’m allowed to think and what is 100% absolutely off limits.

The same way you promise yourself you’re not going to even consider sleeping with that guy again. You’re done!

Or how you’re never ever going to let the stylist talk you into something “just for a change” again. Lesson learned!

It reminds me how I had to get serious with myself when I quit my job to start a coaching practice, with no clients in sight.

My auto-loop thoughts went like this: “Uh oh. This isn’t going to work. You’re going to have to get a job.”

Those thoughts are simply unacceptable for a girl who doesn’t want a job.

Because that is not an instruction that gives Universe any room to deliver me what I want.

So I got strict with myself, and every time I felt that loop starting to play again, I’d put a stop to it: “No. That’s not what I’m creating.” (Spoken in a voice that means business.) “What I’m creating is ‘I’m a brilliant coach in high demand.'”

No wiggle room.

No ifs ands or buts.

Here’s how it is for me.

And then I give Universe a strong sentence or two as confidently and authoritarian as I can conjure.

Because some things are simply not optional.

(It helps if you’ve had an unruly dog or child or hubby so you’ve had good practice at your “I mean it” voice.)

If you’ve got a little somethin’ somethin’ you’re working on that isn’t coming to fruition the way you’d like, maybe it’s time to rein those gremlin thoughts in like a boss. Say what you want like you mean it, eliminating any room for other options.

It’s not the approach I use all the time, but every once in a while, it does the trick.

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7 Responses to “ Don’t Even Think It ”

  1. Karen says:

    I’m finding my way in this with the intention of retiring from “the job” and doing only what I love. I find I love making jewelry. Heck, to be honest, I like it because I love the stones. But this week has given me valuable insight to where I am. This week I have felt as if….. I am already there, to the point that this morning I started worrying about the money coming in to replace what won’t be coming in anymore. “OMG, those bills aren’t paid off yet!” “Whatever possessed me to lease this car?” All the new things that come up when you get to retirement age. But I was able to reign it in. It helps that I just read Slacker Manifesting and am now on Manifesting Made Simple. I so appreciate you.

  2. Michael says:

    Perfect! Your timing is always right on. 🙂

  3. Connie says:

    EXACTLY! I love this!

    I’m a huge fan of the “Frozen” motto…let it go, let it goooooo”…but sometimes, I like to passionately remind myself of the TRUTH, and instead of letting it go, I stand firm in it. What makes it work is that it’s not coming from a place of being “stubborn”, it’s coming from a place of EMPOWERMENT! =)

  4. april says:

    Love that line, Jeannette, “some things are simply not optional.” Amen, hallelujah, so it is, it is so, finito.

  5. Sandra says:

    Love this! Because sometimes a girl has got to go commando on those gremlins/negative thoughts/limiting beliefs!

  6. Amina says:

    I love this. If we are master manifesters, than we know we create with thought. And, we also know we control our thoughts. All of them. I have been doing a practice this month where I “put it off”. I say to myself, “yup, I see that is a problem but I am not going to think about it this month”. I don’t write it down, nothing, just put it off. Other than one thought, I cannot remember any of the others I “put off” to deal with later – they took care of themselves.

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