6 Ways To Shut Down Your Awful, Lying Inner Critic (To Focus On Positive Thoughts)

Are you listening to your true inner voice?

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Do you want to know how to be more positive because there is so much negativity around you?

Do you wish you had more happy thoughts, positivity, and peace in your life? Do you want to trust that things are going to be more than OK?

Do you wish you knew, with all your being, that you can handle anything that comes your way and create whatever it is you truly desire through positive thinking?

I think we all do. And our inner voice has such an impact on our ability to make these things — either positive or negative — a reality.


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What does your inner voice say to you? Is it kind and supportive or disruptive and downright destructive?

How we see ourselves, talk to ourselves, and which voice we believe has everything to do with our ability to create profound overall well-being. 


If our inner voice is negatively telling us we aren't good enough, can't do it, are too lazy, unkind, not attractive enough, or smart enough, and we listen to it as if it were true, then guess what? That's not our inner voice — that's our inner critic.

If we listen to our inner critic, we will not find inner peace, trust of our self, or empowerment. We will stay in the negative, limiting, smallness of ourselves spiraling down the energy vortex of gloom.

Yet, if we become aware of our inner voice, know how to decipher what is true and what is not, learn that we have the choice to listen to whichever voice we want, develop the capability to energetically clear the lies, and start listening to our wisdom, then we have the power to become who we are meant to be — the limitless, expansive, and creative being. 

You can shift your downward spiral or the negative inner voice to the inspiring upward spiral on the energy vortex of inspiration and joy, cultivating peace and serenity.


With that said, here 6 ways to be more positive when your inner voice is negative.

1. Observe your thoughts

Practice watching your thoughts as energy.

You can imagine each thought on a little boat floating past you on a river as sit on the river bank observing the thought that floats by.

2. Give your thought a color

Thoughts are energy. Sometimes, they can be sticky and tangle you into a web as you try to clear or change it.

If you see it as a color, it is easier to see it separate from you, not as who you are.  

3. Feel your body

Notice when your feelings shift. When you go from feeling good and inspired one moment to feeling bad or discouraged the next.


This is a clue that a thought (energy) got lit up that you can track to change.

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4. Change your relationship with it

Recognize that inner voice that instills fear may be trying to help. It is doing a really good job trying to keep you "safe". See that it is just energy and that you are senior to it. It has no power unless you believe it and act on it.

A lot of times, it is old programming from childhood with good intentions from parents or teachers. Sometimes, it is beliefs we have absorbed from those around us. You are wiser and know what is true for you.

5. Cultivate a deep sense of self-awareness

With practice and tools, you will be able to hone this skill in a way that you can recognize your own voice without a doubt.


The more you listen to yourself, the more clear, certain, and trusting you become.

6. Change it

Once you become aware of the thought, you then have the ability to change it. Choose positive thoughts along with positive empowering images and/or color of that thought to replace the negative.

Truly listening to your inner voice and knowing the difference between what is your energy and what is not is a skill and takes practice. 


Simply put, your attention on it is the first step. 

Listening, taking action, and trusting yourself creates a deep relationship with yourself that starts to clear all the other energy, thoughts, feelings, and visions that aren't true.

One simple rule I go by: If my inner voice is telling me something that feels punishing, limiting, contracting, or alienating, I know it's not my truth and it's not my inner voice.

So, stay positive! Our true inner voice will always be loving, encouraging, inspiring, and bring a sense of peace!

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Aimee Leigh is an Intuitive Clairvoyant Teacher, Mentor, and Author who has been working with clients and students for almost two decades. Elevate to her 8-week course to develop your intuition and learn energy skills. Your lifeline to living a joyful, authentic, empowered life with your most capable self leading the way.