“As a symbol for your [life and] business, the cosmic egg is a reminder of infinite becoming. When you enter into the potential of the universal energies, the possibilities are limitless...How can you incubate positive thoughts so that your cosmic egg [aka your personal and professional life] hatches in full glory?” Nanette Giacoma, Open for Business: How to Achieve Professional Success Using the Power of Chakras.
When you start to wrap your mind around the way your energy is connected to everything and everyone, you can begin to understand that whatever energy you put out into the universe will come back to you. One of the most powerful ways we do this is through our thoughts.
Thought is the seventh (crown) chakra element and is closely aligned with the cosmic egg symbol of creation. Thought energy vibrates at a high rate and can’t be seen with the naked eye, yet form follows thought. This is understood in many creation myths, the world is a divine thought that becomes form. Similarly, your thoughts are divinely powerful and can limit or expand your horizons. How can you incubate positive thoughts so that your cosmic egg (aka your personal and professional life) hatches in full glory?
Some of this requires retraining your brain, as well as a little faith in yourself and the universe. Faith! It’s so simple to say and oh so hard to do at times. Faith in your Higher Power is a seventh chakra goal. But, what happens when obstacles are the theme of the day, week, month, year? What are your thoughts then? It is common for the voices of your inner naysayers to get triggered and start a negative thought spiral that moves out into your personal and professional life to create more obstacles and problems. Like a tornado, it creates a path of destruction and chaos.
I’ve been experiencing a few small thought tornados during the past couple of weeks. Disruptive little buggers! Spiraling doubt is one of my frequent micro-weather patterns. The doubt feels real and creates anxiety for me, which can lead to taking fear-based actions. However, my doubt is just habitual thinking. In my personal history I’ve been told that I can’t rely on my sensibilities – analytic and intuitive – that others have a much better idea of what I need to be doing and how to do it. I can’t count the number of times I’ve fallen into that trap.
So, what’s the solution?
You need to create new neural pathways in your brain, new pathways of positive thought! Equally important in creating positive thoughts is catching yourself in the act of a negative one. You can’t reverse negative thoughts without first becoming aware of them. You need to catch yourself thinking negatively so you can begin creating a new mind-set.
Last week while in a meditative state, I felt myself getting sucked into a familiar doubt tornado. But, this time it was different. I was able to neutrally observe the “doubt” process. I noticed how it started out as a little dust devil, quickly escalated into a full doubt tornado. It was fascinating! By catching my negative thought and observing it, I found it held little power to influence my emotions or actions.
How to Create New Neural Pathways
To help you to create new neural pathways try doing guided meditations, journaling, creating a vision board, saying affirmations, or taking one tiny action daily towards your goal. Yes! It really does work, especially if you bring all your senses into the process of retraining your brain – think the new reality, say it out loud, see a picture of it, imagine how it smells, sounds, and feels. Your brain won’t know the difference between your old reality and that which you are “imagining.” It will begin to believe the new reality. The internal reality then becomes the external reality because form follows thought. Your thoughts are limitless, and your ability to create is also limitless. Within you lies the energy of the cosmic egg, waiting to birth new energy into your personal and professional life.
Now your thoughts can take you where you’ve never dared to go before. Enjoy the ride!
Do you have habitual thinking that hinders your ability to follow your dreams? Contact me for a free 30 minute consult to learn how we can work together to build new neural pathways for positive change.
To those who work with her, Nanette Giacoma is the Chakrapreneur®. As an author, teacher, business coach, energy coach, and intuitive. Nanette walks between the worlds of traditional business and alternative practices. Integrating 25 plus years of business experience and 15 years of coaching experience with unconventional methods, Nanette works holistically with her students and clients to help them achieve their unique personal and professional potential. Nanette has an MBA and an MA in Art and Consciousness Studies. She is a Certified Master Intuitive Coach, and Reiki Master.