Saturday, May 21, 2016

Five Steps Towards Transformation
Step 3: “Burning” negative thoughts

Our thoughts influence what we say, what we do and our destiny. It is easy to get use to have negative thoughts and live with them, without noticing their existence. No matter we can learn through the consequences of these negative thoughts, however, we should know we can select different thoughts, the ones that give a positive impulse to our life. What is really important is to know that there is a choice; we choose the quality of our thoughts, so the consequences of them too.

My mother’s experiences taught me the difference between pain and suffering, and how our thoughts affect us. She passed away 3 years ago. Her father died when she was a baby; she never met him. And when she was 13 years old she had a dramatic experience by losing her mom too; it was painful. So at a young age she had to live with a brother. Along her life, after this tragic event, she was feeling that she was a victim. And with continuous conscious and unconscious negative thoughts she maintained a constant emotion of suffering. Every one of us faces difficult events that cause pain in our life. But suffering is happening because the memory of this painful feeling is maintained, creating and emotion of suffering. Pain cannot be avoided, but suffering is a personal election. We cannot decide not having pain, but we can decide to take away from us the suffering. We suffer when we keep permanent negative thoughts, in our conscious, unconscious and subconscious mind. We have already talked about them in Step 2, and how to observe these thoughts, and reaching the state of self-awareness.

My mother in her last years suffered a mental disease that caused her to go back in time. At one moment she behaved like an 83 years old woman, a few months later she looked like a 25 years old woman, then like a teenager, then like a very young girl, and finally, like a baby holding her fur doll when she was dying. I noticed the precise time when she went through the age of 13 again; one day she was suffering like a victim, but the next day she was a very happy young girl. She went back in her mind to age of 13 years, before the dramatic experience of losing her mom. She passed away in the state of a happy and peaceful baby.

Imagine that keeping thoughts in our mind is like having a recorded film movie with all the memories. We have a movie that we watch it again and again. We record events and we see them back, sometimes because we want, other times unconsciously. It is good to have thoughts and memories, it is better to select the good ones, and get rid of the ones that can cause us suffering. So, how can we discard a negative though? We have already presented a method of handling them in Step 2, by changing their intensity (turning them black and white, looking at them in a distant monitor, etc.). We can also burn them.

Burning negative thoughts is a very efficient way to transform our mind. For this we need to create with our imagination a burning device. It could be a fireplace, an oven. Or like the one I use, a sophisticated and advanced technological device that absorb negative thought and burn them. Just find your burning device and change it when you need it. How does it work? When a negative thought is present in your mind, like and image, a feeling, or a sound, just imagine how you put this thought in your burning device, and how it is consumed and transformed in a higher level energy.  For example if you remember a scene that creates a nasty feeling inside you, do not reject this image or memory in your mind. If it is very painful reduce its intensity (by turning it in black and white or blurrier or smaller). Then, imagine this image or scene is visible in a screen that you fold and put inside your burning device. See how it is burned and consumed. Every time it returns, do the same. By doing this exercise, this negative scene in your inner mental movie will be discarded.

In some cases, when the memory of a negative though comes with a strong emotion, we must do something different. And emotion is like a feeling but it creates a reaction in our body. You feel an uncomfortable sensation in a specific part of your body or in an extended area of it; sometimes in most of your body. In this case, change in your burning device the fire by a strong light or energy, white, blue, pink or violet, and imagine that you get inside it. So if you feel this negative emotion do not reject it, just observe it, find where in your body you feel it. Breathe and then close your eyes and imagine you getting inside your burning device, now with light rather than fire. Let this light to clean your emotion. Alternatively to your burning device, you can use a cleaning device in your mind. In my case I use a water fall, where every drop of water emits light. When I get below this water stream I feel this brilliant water cleaning me.

If you realize that you can control your mind, rather than letting your mind to controlling you, you will modify your memories. Having negative or positive memories in our mind is our personal election. Observe your thought, transform them or burn them to create an inner transformation.

In the next step we will talk about having positive visualizations. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Five Steps Towards Transformation – Step 2: Watching Thoughts

From previous step:

The first step in this process was to reach Serenity. It is a neutral-positive state.
By practicing it I have noticed:

  • It is hard to have inner peace if continuous negative thoughts appear in the mind. However they can be controlled.
  • Breathing fresh air helps to reach Serenity. I found walking outdoors, feeling the nature, wondering I am part of it, clean my mind and I feel harmonious.
  • The best tool is meditation. If I practice it daily I feel great. The world could be collapsing around me but I feel imperturbable.
  • If we are anxious we do not reach Serenity. We are like “farmers”: sometimes we have to be very active by plowing and sowing, but other times we need to wait until the fruit is ready to harvest it. We are “anxious” expecting the fruit is ripe when it is not ready yet.

Step 2: Watching Thoughts

Have you tried to take out from your mind a thought or a nasty image you do not want to have? The more you try to reject it, the more it is coming back. The secret is not to fight with the thoughts, but transforming them. Nothing in nature disappears; it transforms in something else.

For example, if you have in your mind an image of something that imprinted a painful mark on you, do not try to erase it. Watch it in a neutral way. Transform it by changing it until its emotional force gets weaker. Observe this image; convert it in a black and white image. Do not throw it away; just see it in its new color of black and white. Then make it smaller; don’t reject it, just transform it in the same image but black and white and smaller. Keep reducing its size until it is far away from you and its colors vanished slowly. Every time this image comes back, do the same.

A big mistake some people make is imagining that their thoughts cannot be changed, or they are part of them, of their personality. “That is how I think, and I am what I am, and I cannot change it” – some people says that. This is not true. Everything can be changed; it is a matter of time and effort. If you think something cannot be changed you cannot do it.

In this step we will observe our thoughts. Initially we will not burn them, not in this step. We will do it later, in step 3. So here, we will observe them in a neutral way. If they are producing a strong reaction, we can reduce its emotional energy, but we will not reject them.

Our thoughts are conscious, unconscious and subconscious thoughts. How can we observe something that in not conscious? We will talk about it soon.

Observing conscious thoughts: This is simple. Just observe them. Be observant of your mind, and your reactions to anything that happens around you. Be a witness of what you think. Do not judge yourself; do not be too hard on you. There is always a good reason on why you thoughts are like that. They are inside you for any reason, or you are receiving an external impulse (like an external fluidal energy that resonances with your mind).  For example, if you feel something is really bad, observe this though and give it a neutral qualification: it is not too bad as it looks like, also is not too good as it looks like. For this, you have to position yourself “above” your thoughts as an external observer. If the emotional energy of them is too strong, reduce its intensity (by changing its color, distance, blurriness, volume level, emotional level, etc.)

Observing unconscious thoughts: You have an unconscious part in your mind that does not “talk” in the normal “language”. How can we observe unconscious thoughts?  Their manifestation is in our body. Observe your body. Is there any tension anywhere? How are you breathing? Do you feel a “sensation” anywhere in your body? Is there any feeling or emotion? It is nice, or it is not? The unconscious talk to you with feeling and emotions, that we can find in our body. Just breathe fresh air and reach the Serenity state; allow this sensation to manifest. If it is strong, reduce its intensity. Do not reject it. Accept it because it is a message your unconscious mind is sending to you. Allow this sensation to flow through your body and observe it. Give it the time it requires to leave you naturally.

Observing subconscious thoughts: The subconscious is deeper in our mind. We can find its manifestation in our dreams. Observe your dreams. Take note of them. Dreams use to talk in symbols. You have the interpretation of these symbols. What is your inner mind telling you? Is there any message in your dreams? Sometimes we do not remember our dreams, in our conscious mind, but in our unconscious mind we remember them. In this case, you wake up feeling better and somehow you know answers you were looking for, no matter you do not remember what your dream was. And dreams are not only images and sounds, they could be feelings that your conscious mind cannot interpret, but you unconscious mind can.

Do you think there is another way to observe your subconscious thoughts? If so, please share it.

In our next step we will talk about one way to transform our thoughts, by “burning” them.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Five Steps Towards Transformation


I know what I have to do in order to transform my life. Many people know it. I have been practicing some of the steps but not with the required rigor. Why I am writing a blog about it? It is not because I am an expert on this. On the contrary, because I am a beginner, and I need to practice it in order to put in order my life, which is currently passing through difficulties. So this blog is an invitation, primarily to me, and to others to join me, by performing this program of five steps. I am not a teacher on this subject, just a student with the desire of learning. Please feel free to contribute with your ideas and personal experiences if you really want to follow this process. Consider me as a fellow student.

The five steps:

1  -      Serenity. Reaching a state of neutral-positive thinking.
2  -      Watching Thoughts (positive and negative). They are conscious, unconscious, and subconscious thoughts.
3  -      “Burning” negative thoughts.
4  -      Tuning the mind into positive thoughts. (Positive visualization)
5  -      Closing the cycle with: LOVE.

These steps are based on Billy Meier teachings and from other great thinkers.

(Please consider my English is not good enough, but I hope it can be understood)

Step 1: Serenity.

Let's start with the first step. Serenity is a neutral-positive thinking state of mind. Reaching the state of Serenity put us in the right mood as a first step. It means not considering something as really bad, or too good (neutrality); and also considering it as a positive situation.

Fine, so Serenity is related with Positive Thinking. It means, “See the good in the bad”. Positive thinking must not be an illusory state of mind, where we think everything is fine, ignoring the obvious difficulties that show us that: not everything is fine. We see a world with a dangerous growing population, environmental damage, global warming, terrorism, wars, refugees, diseases, etc. So, how can we say everything is fine if we see real problems?

The key to Serenity and neutral-positive thinking is to be realistic, and see what is below the external appearance of this reality. Yes, global warming is changing the weather, melting the ice and soon we will see many people leaving their homes to find a safer place. Yes, we will see more wars and terrorism in the future. And we will see disasters and many people suffering. So how can we be positive and be realistic at the same time? The key is to realize that all of that will make all of us better human beings. A global feeling of solidarity could arise from these problems. Sometimes we learn by making mistakes. Humanity must learn from mistakes. Think that everything that had happened, is happening and will happen is our responsibility. We are causing it. It is happening because we did “something” or we didn’t do “something else” to prevent it. It is yours and mine responsibility. Recognizing it is the first step to make the change.

We reach the state of Serenity when we focus our attention on what we are, rather than what we have, or what we do. We can “have” things but we can lose them very easily. We can “do” so many activities, but circumstances may force us to stop doing them. But what we ARE nobody can take it away from us. If we are Peace, Harmony and Love, and we maintain this state, how can something, or somebody change it if we do not consent them to change it?

I suggest spending (you and me) the following days working on this, reaching the state of Serenity. Practicing daily mediation (or just relaxing for a few minutes every day).

For more information on Serenity (for Spanish speakers right now… sorry):