Last Updated on November 14, 2019
Not long ago, I was caught up with a ton of negative thoughts. So much so, that they were all I could think about. I tried meditating. I tried positive affirmations. I tried being present in the moment. I tried everything that I knew of, but these negative thoughts seemed to be attached to me and unwilling to let go. One night, a technique to get rid of them popped into my mind, I tried it, and it worked instantly. I’ve been using it for about two months, and it has worked every time I’ve used it. Yes, every time.
We All Have A Ton Of Thoughts Per Day
There is a lot of debate about how many thoughts we have per day. Some people say 70,000 while others say 12,000. But, there is no debate that we all have a lot of random thoughts per day.
Some of the thoughts stem from negative stories we hear or read about.
Others stem from social media or YouTube.
Some also come from our own lives when we interact with loved ones or even strangers.
And some come from our beliefs and are just repeats of the same thoughts we had the day before.
Most of our thoughts are useless. They are not useful in our lives.
The good news is that they are not permanent.
They come and go.
So, I thought, what if you can make them go faster?
Cut Out Your Negative Thoughts
One night when I was thinking about the fact that thoughts come and go, an idea came to me. What if I just visualized cutting them out? What if I visualized my thoughts having stems made up of light that was attached to my body, and I could just snip off those stems and the negative thoughts would float away?
I tried it and it worked.
I don’t know if I’ve heard of this technique before and it just ‘came’ to me out of my subconscious, or if it’s actually an original technique that I developed, but either way, it works!
Here’s what I do when I’m having a negative thought.
- I recognize that I’m having a negative thought.
- I pay attention to the thought and then take a second to feel where that thought seems to be stuck to my body. (I’ve felt thoughts stuck to my eye, ear, top of my head, stomach, chest, and throat.)
- I visualize grabbing a big pink pair of scissors. (I don’t know why they are pink, that’s just what I visualize.)
- I use those scissors to cut off the negative thought wherever it seems to be attached to my body.
- I visualize the thought floating away.
- I heal the cut by visualizing some white light going into it and absorbing it into my body.
- I search for any more attached negative thoughts and repeat the process if necessary, tackling one thought at a time.
This has worked every time. Even when I’m caught up in a session of overthinking.
I find I feel a sense of release both physically and mentally as soon as I cut off a negative thought.
I also find that positive thoughts come much easier as soon as I cut off the negative ones.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.