The Match Game – ideas for changing your mindset!
How many of you have heard of the Match Game?
It is something that Dr Wayne Dyer mentions in his book and audiobook, here The Power of Intention.
I would strongly recommend Wayne Dyer to you all – he is an inspirational speaker and author, here and you cannot fail to have your life changed for the better by being in contact with him in any way – I count him among my many mentors and inspirations.
He suggests that we siply look at the thoughts or phrases that enter our head but bring negativity into our lives and experience, and try to reframe them.
It’s a fun game to play, and I tried my hand at it – I suggest that, when you have a moment, you take a pen & paper & do the same!
Here are some examples from my own time playing with these ideas…
If I start out with the phrase “I never have enough money for our bills” (and doesn’t that create negativity inside as you say it? But isn’t it so common to many of us?
This causes a mismatch with our soul, as we can see fro the feelings and muscle tension we feel.
I reframed it as “I intend to attract unlimited abundance into my life”
Now I know the sceptics among you will already be groaning – but hold your horses… We are already subject to a ton of negative conditioning in our lives, why add to it?
So – take a look at these paris:
“I never have enough time” (hmm, I always seem to feel this way…)
“I have an abundance of time, and can achieve anything I wish to in my lifetime” (well, when you put it like that… I know we don’t know when we are going to leave this world, but do I have to achieve everything this week?)
“I always have too much work to do” becomes
“I intend to create the team around me to complete all the work that I need to “
“My husband never clears up after himself” (that old bug-bear…)
My husband is a kind, generous and loving man who saves me time on a daily basis by shopping and cooking”
“I am a useless money manager” (well I never used to be!)
“I intend to manage my money effectively using my team and my systems”
“I hate being surrounded by clutter” becomes
“I intend to attract a beautifully clean and clutter-free environment”
“My kids are spending too much time on computer games”
“We are lucky to live in a time where my children can enjoy computers, and I intend to spend more time with them so that they fill time with other, more active, things”
I hope you get the idea? In my practice, I often have people who are suffering from stress, burnout or depression. One of the first steps I get them to take is to gradually start retraining their brain from being their inner critic to being their best friend. This is one of the tools that I use.
Now it’s your turn – what thoughts can you reframe now?
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