For this coming new year, I want to share with you one of my Ancient Magic | Modern Tools™ techniques so that you can immediately intensify and bolster your decisions and personal pledges. With that in mind, how would your life be massively improved if you started each day, and ended every night with a magnificent incantation; a magical ceremony so spellbinding that it precisely programs your soul and deepens your thoughts until you believe and achieve specifically what you want? And what if doing this was as marvelously easy and as sinfully pleasurable as listening to your favorite music?
I’ve talked before, during some of my radio appearances, about using your iPod or other music player to instantly program yourself for success. Think of this as one of the most natural ways to enchant yourself and summon abundance, triumph, and happiness.
Before I explain the grand ritual you will adopt, let’s start with a couple of simple explanations so that you appreciate why this whole technique works so strongly.
First, an incantation – as we commonly think of it today – is a charm or spell that furthers your intent and is created using words. In its more original form, though, the word is attained from the Latin term, incantare, which, in turn, springs from the concepts of into/upon and to sing. Similarly, the Norse version of the word, galdr, means a singing enchantment. How remarkably fitting, then, that you are now learning to apply an ancient, magical technique to modern songs in order to hold your attention to the exclusion of all else – at least for a short while.
Second, we’ve all had it happen. You hear a song on the radio, or listen to someone whistling, or some event occurs and you are reminded of a melody. Then, the song is literally fixed, like magic, in your head all day! You play it mentally over and over and over again. Perhaps you hum it as you’re getting ready for work, driving, or sitting in your office space. Maybe you even sing it out loud, or drum out the rhythm on your steering wheel, leg, or desk.
This phenomenon – called everything from earworms, repetunitis, melodymania, musical imagery repetition, music meme, humsickness, obsessive musical thought, tune wedgy, and, my favorite, humbug – is caused when a song creates an itch in the brain that must be scratched by replaying the song. When this situation occurs in normal life, we usually do all we can to exorcise the song from our head. However . . . with the iPod Incantation Technique, you want to purposefully embed positive, inspirational, motivational, and uplifting songs so that their messages play over and over in your mind and continue to remind you, throughout the day, of what you are going to achieve.
Finally, there is no doubt that music is one of the most captivating, intoxicating, and intense ways to alter a mood, create a feeling, and rouse our passion. The right music can be the ideal boost you need; the very thing you desire to provoke and propel you through the day. Music can reduce stress. It can trigger happy memories. And, a well placed song will awaken an intensity in you like you have not felt before.
So, with those three ingredients in mind, here is the secret to putting this magical infusion to work for you.
You are going to create a commanding soundtrack for your magical intention. So, the first thing to do is . . . determine your intention. What is it that you want to create or invoke? Do you want to feel gratitude? Do you want to program yourself for happiness? Do you want to build self-confidence? Are you looking to renew and increase your assertiveness? Perhaps you want to construct an uncomplicated day of elegance and kindness. With this new year, have you made a commitment to lose weight? If so, what song energizes you to stay loyal to the goal? Ready to have a more positive outlook on life? Then, which song lifts your spirit so that it can smile?
Now you can see how this works effortlessly for anything you want to manifest in your life!
Whatever positive outcome you want to achieve, imagine that now in your mind.
With your positive outcome set, now ask yourself: what one song best represents what I want to achieve, feel, or obtain? Remember, you are selecting an affirming song; something that will keep reminding you of what you want to attain.
Now here’s the real secret, every morning – immediately upon waking – play your exclusive song three times in a row. Remember, the third time’s a charm! Literally.
Really listen to the music (and words, if there are any). Feel it. Become lost in it. Then, turn off the music and go about your day. You can always carry your player with you if you think you need to recharge or call up those feelings, again. However, you probably won’t have to. You see, your song – with all of its positive meaning and magical association for you – will be playing in your head throughout the day.
When it’s time for you to go to sleep, play your unforgettable song three more times. Again, become one with the positive message your song is sending you! Now have the best night’s rest you have ever had. If you’re one of those overachievers, make sure you keep a dream journal at hand so you can record your dreams.
I know that there may be more than one song that calls out to be included. That’s certainly okay! Go ahead and combine all the songs in a playlist if that aids you in easily playing your wonderful inspirations during the day. But for our magical morning and night rituals, select the one, perfect song from your list that feels more empowering than all the rest. You can always choose different songs for different days!
Here are some music selections to get you started. Remember, the songs you choose to use are as distinct as you are. Feel free to select anything that is uplifting, positive, and empowering for you!
Bring It On – Jana Stanfield
I’ve Been This Way Before – Neil Diamond
Devi Prayer – Craig Pruess & Ananda
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
I Won’t Let Go – Rascal Flatts
We Will Rock You | We Are the Champions – Queen
Defying Gravity – from the musical, Wicked
The Climb – Miley Cyrus
St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) – John Parr
The Bridge – Elton John
An word of warning: The iPod Incantation Technique is very powerful and can be quite intense. It is not designed for use by people who might have OCD or those who suffer from musical hallucinations (a condition where people actually hear music that is not playing externally). If you believe you suffer from OCD or endomusia, please check with your physician or therapist before attempting this method.
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