Feng shui and energy practitioner Sandra Kendrew talks about her views on thoughts, and how we can change them to live a more harmonious life
The world at present is going through difficult and challenging times, as is humanity. As such, I believe we need to change our thoughts and beliefs, and start living consciously in each and every moment.
It is the constant mental chatter of minds that prevent us from finding inner calm. We have become slaves to our thoughts and their illusions. But thoughts do not hold power unless they become beliefs. One of my favourite spiritual teachers, Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now, explains much about this. He says that thoughts are energy, and that we are continuously sending and receiving information backwards and forwards, like an invisible conversation. Remember, any judgements and criticisms are energy that have to go somewhere, usually to whomever we are holding a grudge against. But it also applies to ourselves.
wave goodbye to judgement & criticism
If you constantly judge and criticise yourself, this negative energy will be held within your own energy system and attract more of the same. We all know people who seem to move from one disaster to another; it’s like they are attracting what they are thinking. To break the cycle, you need to stop and take responsibility of those thoughts.
To free yourself from the mind, start watching your thoughts as often as possible, as a passive observer who does not get embroiled in the content of said thoughts. Look for repetitive patterns and be an observer. By doing so, you will enter a new dimension of consciousness, where the thought loses its power once you stop giving it energy. With practise, you can start to experience more of these still moments, which will free you from the constant chattering. Thoughts and emotions will still come but they won’t take you over as they once did. The real you, your higher self, will be in charge. This is called living from your higher mind, not the lower egoic state that is constantly searching outwardly for happiness. True happiness comes from within.