Different methods work. Gratitude works. Meditation works. Journaling works. EFT works. And so on. Often you have to make it your own or add on to it or what ever, but bottom line is it works.
For example I noticed, for me, when I do my gratitude lists, I need to (choose to and want to b/c of the outcomes I get) to make them very detailed. So it sounds something like: "I am so grateful that I can be a dancer with this particular studio. This is the best studio in the city. I have an amazing dance instructor, who is fun, skilled, we communicate well and get along really well. We are comfortable with each other. Besides him, the whole studio is supporting me. I am surrounded by really fun people. The energy there is great and I'm a part of it. I am a great dancer and I just keep getting better. That is really exciting. I dance with confidence, ease, I keep getting complemented on how natural I look dancing, my posture is great, my steps are accurate, I feel elegant and in the moment. The studio is very easy for me to get to. I can easily afford my lessons." To me this creates a much bigger sense of gratitude than just saying "I'm grateful I can take dance lessons."
Now, the above statement of gratitude is nice, but on a bad day it's easy to slip into "I'm a lousy dancer. I'm not progressing. They're only nice to me b/c these classes cost and arm and a leg." You get the idea. You don't have to be a dancer to relate. This can be in any other area- your work, your relationships, some other skills you have, etc. Change the activity, but that low feeling of insecurity and self doubt will be there.
They are there because we trained ourselves to think in those terms- putting ourselves down, being critical, negative and mean. Even if it's not true, we tend to side with the negative. We got really good at it. WE practiced it for years and now with very little effort (if any) here they are and we believe them. And keep creating a reality that supports these lies. Yes, we chose to believe a lie and now we're dealing with a crappy circumstances. Circumstances we're so eager will change. But they're not changing. They're not changing b/c we keep believing the same things.
So we've been shown many techniques. Some say they work, others say they don't. Whether they do or they don't is up to you. They can serve as powerful weapons or useless toys. If you decide them to be powerful, you'll get incredible results. Making a list of 10 things I'm grateful for in the fashion I did above makes me feel really good. Except that doing it once doesn't have lasting effects. If something upsets me, I can easy fall back into old doubtful beliefs. However, if I make a habit for doing that for 30 or 40 days in a row, my results will have significant results. There will be days when I'm tired and have a lot going on, there will be days when I'm in a bad mood or simply don't feel like it. Yet that I do the list anyways and I force myself to really dig deep into what I'm grateful for creates transformations on a deep level. in as little as a month my dominant thoughts may be those of confidence in myself and my abilities, ease, flow, well being, happiness.
Imagine if you did yoga or tai chi or some other form of exercise for 30-40 days straight. Maybe you're feeling down, what if you watched funny videos and movies everyday (you may not have time for a full movie but a few min youtube video is realistic), or if you have a lot of bottled up feelings, what if you journal them out. Just imagine what a 40 day meditation would do! You decide. But trust me, with that consistency, you'll have incredible results. It may seem like a lot, but it's not in the big picture. Plus it's an investment into you, your life, your well being and an enhancement of your whole life.
I agree with this! I saw incredible results within 15 days of practicing the Magic.
Have to say though that it was completely unintentional, I wasn't trying to manifest something specific. Just my peace of mind. I think this is also very crucial. Many people try these techniques to manifest something very specific and it's easy to fall into negativity if you have a very specific intention. The universe already knows what you want so instead of thinking about it 24/7, you might as well spend that time feeling wonderful and grateful about your life as it is :)
Yes consistency is so powerful. I fell back into my negatives and I almost found it so hard to get out. But now i did a gratitude practice for 24 days straight and little things start coming my way like a discount, a free bag, free drinks,.... I'm going to keep doing this and see what will happen more :)
I have been practising Brad Yates EFT and I feel good afterwards, I missed one day so far but nearly two weeks. There are times when during the day I need to EFT ie anxiety, want to feel good again. Sometimes when working its a little hard but when I can to reboost and feel good I will.