Your thoughts and words are cues to your cells about how they should function. If you give them messages like: I feel old, my mind isn't what it used to be, I have no strength anymore - they will work to fulfill these images. Don't dwell on what seems like reality, compliment yourself on how well you are able to remember things, tell yourself how good you feel.
There is a saying that it is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting.
Peace is about the choices that we make - do we hold onto judgments, do we think violent thoughts, do our actions create more conflict and separation, do we make compassionate choices in our clothing, household items and food. Can we offer the compassion we feel for those close to us to those we disagree with, to those with different values and beliefs?
It's not enough to pray for peace, we have to be peace.
When you bring your brain and heart into coherence you open the way for your intuition to come through and reveal creative solutions to problems.
Close your eyes, put one hand on your heart (this helps you to focus) and think of the things and beings in your life that you are grateful for -feel the gratitude, appreciation and love flowing through your heart.
Doing this practice even for just 2 minutes helps to sync your brain (where all the judgments and fears lie) with your heart that is filled with higher emotions. You will be sending messages of well-being to all of your cells. And happy cells are healthy cells.
Hatred and judgment only increase the problems we face as a society but if we can begin to open our hearts with compassion we can find a way through all the pain and suffering.
This is a practice called Just Like Me that can help to connect us to each other, despite our differences.
Have you thanked someone lately -a teacher, family member, friend, colleague? Call, text, email or drop in and give them a big hug and a THANK YOU.
And if you have someone in mind you can't reach physically, close your eyes and breathe a deep thank you through your heart.
Can you remember when you were this happy to see yourself?
Look deep into your eyes, past the "imperfections" and find the joy.
For more info on mirror work check out Louise Hay's website.