Monkey-Mind No More

Practical Spirituality“Are you out of your mind?” I often say this at the beginning of my seminars. Most people laugh because they think of this as a “bad” thing; no one wants to appear crazy. Yet, exiting the mind is a prerequisite to being spirit led. This can be a difficult task without the right tools. How often do you experience monkey-mind—where you can’t stop your thoughts; they just keep spinning round and round in your head? Well, for most of us, this is a common daily occurrence. If you have driven your car from one place to another and can’t remember the journey, you have been experiencing monkey-mind. Imagine what you may be missing while you’re driving to your destination, not to mention your entire life’s journey. Learning to still your mind leads to a more focused, productive, and joyous day, but most importantly, it leads to spirit.

Sherry, one of my Spirit Coaching clients, was constantly thinking—thinking about her to-do list, her children, her job, her futureFrom the moment she woke up to the moment she went to bed, Sherry was thinking. As you can imagine, this made going to sleep rather difficult. Sherry couldn’t stop her mind from racing, and this kept her awake night after night. She began to practice a tool I taught her where she would stop and take a minute to visualize a ball of golden light expanding in the center of her head, pushing out all of her thoughts. She did this technique before going to bed and found that it calmed her down and she was able to relax enough to fall asleep. This helped her get much-needed sleep and made her days better. Based on the great results she was getting by using this tool before bed, Sherry started to use it during the day when she felt scattered. She noticed that she became more relaxed, peaceful, and productive during her day. She later told me, “It is amazing what gets done when you are out of your mind.”

This is the first transformational tool I taught Sherry and the first one I would like to share with you.


1. Imagine a small golden ball of healing light, about the size of a quarter, in the center of your head. You can visualize this or just simply feel the healing light in your head expanding.

2. Let the golden light slowly grow until it fills your entire skull, with the intention of pushing out all of your thoughts.

3. Imagine the light glowing brightly and expanding slightly beyond your physical head, keeping your focus on the golden light for one minute or more.

You can use this tool anywhere. It takes one minute or less and can help you begin the process of exiting your mind. The next time you are aware you are no longer present, take a moment to use this tool.

Repeat this process as needed. You will be amazed at the peace that comes from a still mind, not to mention other profound benefits.

From the new book, Spirit Led Instead: The Little Tool Book of Limitless Transformation

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