Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Manifesting with the Proactive Formula

Last week I wrote about the Laws of Karma and how we can use them manifest good luck for ourselves. Today I'd like to discuss a technique that I learned at the Kabbalah Centre in London. It's often referred to as the proactive formula, because it teaches us to pay attention when making even the smallest of choices. Do what’s right and don't let your knee jerk reactions get the best of you. The theory is simple enough, four steps that are covered in class,  but it does take self-awareness and willpower. 

The idea is that we are were often faced with decisive moments; a split second where we might react mindlessly and reinforce self-defeating patterns.  

The Kabbalistic view is that when you take a breath and change your response, you bring light into your life. This has an outer effect that is synchronistic, as well as big inner shifts where your character is transformed for the better. 

The actual technique might be based on cognitive behavioral therapy, but that was never mentioned by the Kabbalah Centre. It’s covered in the Level 1 class. 

So for example, let’s say your New Year’s Resolution is to get back in shape. It’s Tuesday night, you left work early and you have time to go for a run before dinner! Wonderful! But that’s when the inner dialogue starts. Think back to those children’s cartoons where we had a little angel speaking into one ear, and the little devil into another. The angel says “Go on! Put on your cross trainers! You’ll enjoy the run when you’re out there! You can do it!” You think about it, until the other voice starts up:  “Oh but I’m tired! One run won’t make a difference. I need a nap!” Etc. 

This inner dialogue represents the voice of the Light and of our human ego. The Ego is easy to spot. It speaks out of self-doubt, laziness, fear and sometimes out of anger. Its there to sabotage our plans and to test our resolve. The cartoon angel speaks for our Soul and our Light; it clues us in through our  desires and often through our feelings. These aspects pull us in two different directions. The one we listen to gets louder, and unfortunately it's easier to be swept off our feet by the voice of the Ego. So for example, if we back away from an opportunity because we’re nervous, that's the Ego talking. It pops up in relationships, at work, in social situations, etc. Or if something goes wrong and we react by getting mad and pointing fingers, that’s the Ego. 

It’s probably impossible to completely eliminate the Ego, but what we can do is identify the type of situation where we lose control. One way to do this is to keep a journal and write down what happened each day. How did you react to different situations? When did you let anger, fear, doubt or worry get the best of you. After a while you’ll start to see different patterns, and you can choose one to work with. Ask yourself, WHERE DO I SABOTAGE MYSELF THE MOST and start with that. Its also important not to judge yourself, because you’ll notice how often you listen to your Ego. Observe your reactions for a few weeks and then slowly give yourself the change to choose a different reaction. The change won’t happen over night, be patient and consistent with yourself. 

The better we get at ignoring the ego, the more light we bring into our lives. This opens doors in a very tangible way – after all we’re taking steps to accomplish what we really want. And on a meta-physical level, the Universe rewards bravery and willpower with lucky coincidences. - opportunities that seem to appear out of the blue, etc. We create a lucky streak. At the very least you’ll do yourself a favor by eliminating a bad habit. You might even experience a miracle or two! I’ve had great results with this, for example, I applied it rigorously for a month and found a flat in London with unbelievably low rent. At first you will wonder if it was a coincidence, until you start to have lots of lucky coincidences. 

Reiki hugs, 





Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angel intuition and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the qualities of self-love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuitsRead her books to heal yourself.  

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  1. Great article!
    I loved it and I'll start to apply this in my life right now!
    Thank you for sharing such wisdom, Regina :)
    Namaste! _/\_

    1. Hi Jana! I'm glad you enjoyed it. This tool is sooo useful =) The book I mentioned at the end, by Yehuda Berg is also fantastic. Let me know how it goes (((reiki hugs)))