I’m Annika from Stockholm, Sweden. I’ve recently started working with The Secret, reading the book, using the apps, and watching the movies on Netflix.
One thing had kept bugging me, though. This thing about minimizing your negative conversations inside your head. They seem to be so stuck in there. And even though it definitely has worked to concentrate on the positive and on gratefulness, it’s been a bit hard to change those conversations.
Then, a few days ago, I read The Greatest Secret. It was such a mind blow. If you haven’t, you really must read it. I’m in a totally different place now. And even though the practices for handling negative thoughts were definitely great in the book, I still struggled a bit. Until I just spontaneously did something that I found really, really worked for me:
When I get a negative thought, like sadness, frustration, anger or I hear that little voice in my head that tells me “Come on, Annika, you know this thing has never worked before, why on earth would it work this time?”, I simply imagine that negativity being a little baby. A sweet little whining or angrily crying baby. One that I put a soft blanket around, hold in my arms, caress over its soft head, kiss on its forehead, and say, “It’s okay. Everything will be alright. You’re safe with me and I will take care of you. You can trust me and just know that I have everything under control. Everything will turn out like I say it will.” And the baby goes quiet. Falls asleep, safely in my arms.
Sometimes, when I have extremely negative thoughts, I imagine one of those rooms in a hospital with ten crying babies in their little see-through cots, and I laugh a little. That vision is quite funny. But I take them all in my arms and they all fall asleep.
This really works for me. Perhaps it could work for you too.
Love from Annika