Awaken The Genie Within

Ancient lore tells us that there's a magical genie who lives in a lamp and the person who possesses that lamp has the power to invoke wishes and desires beyond our wildest dreams.

If I told you that Genie lives in you, would you believe me? Maybe not.

But if I told you that there was another character who lives in you and complains, whines and was negative about your day to day life as well as your dreams, would you believe me then? I'll bet you would. Because we are all far too familiar with this character whom I call the Gremlin.

The Gremlin is that part of you who keeps your fears, anxieties and doubts alive and well. His entire purpose is to maintain control over you, keeping things status quo even if you're not happy with the status quo.

He believes his purpose is to keep you safe by not allowing you to take risks, speak up for yourself or create changes in your life that you know in your heart need changing. And, he definitely wants to make sure the Genie doesn't make an appearance. Because once the Genie shows up, the Gremlin knows he's no longer in charge.

For way too many years I lived with the Gremlin as the one in charge until I learned how to quiet him enough to awaken my Genie Within making him my full time partner and only allowing my Gremlin to visit occasionally.

Now you may ask, "Why allow the Gremlin to visit even occasionally?" Because it's important to realize your Gremlin will always be there. You're human and it's only natural to have both negative and positive thoughts show up throughout your life. But the trick is, to be aware of your Gremlin when he's around so you can consciously quiet him enough to allow yourself to feel a little bit better about a situation and give the Genie Within the chance to come to the surface and help you find better solutions, ask different questions and attract into your life more of what you do want, not what you don't want. Which, by the way, is what the Gremlin does. Attracts what you don't want.

To get you started in shifting from your Gremlin thinking to your Genie thinking I'd like to share with you 5 Tips To Quiet Your Gremlin and 5 questions to Awaken your Genie Within.

1. Let your Gremlin be when he starts up with you. Focus more on your body and see where he's showing up in your body. Does your head hurt? Is your neck stiff? Is your stomach in a knot? Breathe into those areas until you feel some relief.

2. Give your Gremlin permission to rant and rave for a bit. Don't judge him, don't panic over what's being said or resist anything. Just let it be. Allow all the Gremlin's ranting to pour out. Sit back and enjoy it for a change. Put a smile on your face as you listen calmly. Separate yourself from that Gremlin who's doing all the whining and complaining.

3. Ask him questions. Get as intimate as you can with him. Find out what sets him off. Then give him answers as if you were talking to a four year old trying to calm him/her of the dark before falling asleep.

4. Pick a name for your Gremlin and talk to him out loud. Using his name, tell him everything is going to be fine and he can take a rest for now. Keep talking to him until he's less noisy. Talking out loud will create a shift inside of you that won't happen when you just think about the conversation. By the way, my Gremlin's name is Gertrude.

5. Be gentle with your Gremlin. Visualize your arm around him, soothing him, comforting him, allowing him to rest his head on your shoulder. Remember, he's scared, he doesn't want you to fall down and he believes he's doing what's best for you.

Once your Gremlin is under your control this is when you want to connect with the Genie within. Your Genie is that part of you that creates comments, ideas and questions that allow you to feel like your moving forward instead of being stuck. He'll have you feeling better about yourself overall.

5 Genie Questions

1. What's working in my life for me?
2. What's my intention in this moment?
3. What wants to be born from this?
4. What would be my best choice at this time?
5. What can I do for myself right now to feel a little bit better?

To learn more about quieting your Gremlin and awakening your Genie so you can manifest your heart's desire with more ease please visit:

Linda Salazar, founder of Awaken The Genie Within?, is a Certified Personal Life Coach specializing in the Law of Attraction and Emotional Energy Management. She has learned the magic of attracting what she wants in her life so well, that often times she just thinks about her desire and it appears. Her passion is teaching that magic to others by sharing with them the tools she has learned that enables her to live the life she desires. Through her individual and group coaching she has taught hundreds of people to do the same. She is a speaker, and the published author of the highly acclaimed book Parents In Love; Reclaiming Intimacy After Your Child Is Born. She has been written up in the LA Times, appeared on LA Channel 9 News and interviewed on hundreds of radio shows across the country for her work. Her new audio program, Awaken The Genie Within?; Manifesting Your Heart's Desire is now reaching the masses so they can more easily learn to manifest their heart's desire.

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