The Energy of Focused Thought (Just 68 seconds!)

We are all comprised of energy.  Each of us is surrounded by a 3-5 ft electromagnetic field of energy created by the heart, thoughts, and emotions.  In fact, your heart generates 60 times more magnetic energy than your brain. The next generation of iPods are predicted to be powered by the energy transmitted by your heart-no batteries necessary.  Talk about amazing!

Your heart isn’t the only part of your body that generates a significant amount of energy-did you know that your thoughts create a measurable amount of energy, too?  Here is a neat demonstration by Martha Beck which demonstrates and proves that thoughts create real, measurable energy.  This is pretty neat…..

Martha Beck-Mind Over Matter

According to Esther Hicks (Abraham), the energy created by our thoughts is exponentially greater than the energy created by our behaviors.  How much thought, you ask?  68 seconds of focused thought creates such an incredible amount of energy that it has the same effect as 20,000 hours of behavior. That effect doubles at 36 seconds, and it multiplies exponentially around the 68 second mark.  Let’s take that in for a moment-a focused thought or image has such an incredible amount of energy that it has the same effect as more than 40,000 hours of behavior.

Most people think about the same things over and over again, which can be a good thing if you happen to have focused, positive thought patterns.  Most of us don’t-approximately 75-85% of our thoughts are the same each day, and the majority of these tend to be negative.  You see where all of this is going, right?  Negative thoughts create your reality.  However, you can CHOOSE your thoughts with a little diligent practice.

Your thoughts are a choice, and they become an automatic habit-just like driving your car or riding a bike.  After awhile we tend to become less aware of our thought habits.   Here are the best tips for doing just that:

  • Mindfulness/Meditation-Take a few deep breaths to recognize the thoughts floating through your head.  This takes practice, believe me, but you’ll get better at it.
  • Goals-Write down your goals.  It sounds simple, but simple is effective.  Personally, I hate sitting down to write goals-so I like programs like MorningCoach that present a structured framework for doing so.  Goals create direction and focus, and this helps direct your thought patterns, too.
  • Challenge your own thoughts.  Byron Katie is the master at doing this, and The Work is an excellent way to get started with this.
  • Self Affirmations-It sounds cheesy, but it is true that positive self talk can make a huge difference in your habitual thought patterns.  Just ask Louise Hay, who turned her life around with positive self talk.  Again, MorningCoach provides a good framework for using self affirmations, but you can use post it notes or verbal reminders on your smart phone, too.
  • Surround yourself with positive people. This is really important-we’re talking about energy here, and we share energy fields with other people.  Surround yourself with positive people who unknowingly counteract your negative thought and add positive energy to your field.
  • Practice focused thought.  As Esther Hicks tells us, focused thought should be something you do for the fun of it-visualize the beautiful life or the dream that you have for the pleasure of it.  Feel the emotions you would feel as if you already have it. You’ll be surprised at what rushes into your life, I promise.

That’s all for today, folks.  Hey, guess what?  MaverickMom.com was listed as one of the top 50 blogs most inspiring blogs for postpartum weight loss over at RNCentral.com. Thanks, folks! TGIF, and have a great weekend-ciao for now!