Case StudiesFind out how other people have been successful with Switchwords
If you’re looking for a new relationship, you may be finding it tough out there; there’s nothing more frustrating than being ready for love, but it’s not happening – at least, yet. Finding your soul mate is about an attitude of openness rather than the dedicated search for the elusive One. Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of soul mates out there for us all.
Kyle thought he had no choice put to put up with the aircraft noise that was stopping him getting to sleep at night. His landlords had refused to add double glazing to his windows to cut out the aircraft engine noise; when he’d moved in to the property it had been peaceful, set at the edge of a small village. But within a couple of months of moving in, he’d found himself living under a new – and very loud – flight path.
Okay, I use REACH a lot – most days, to be honest, because I’m always losing something. But yesterday, I got a frantic call from Ali, a close friend who had been staying with us. That morning, she and her partner had left our village to drive home, stopped for a coffee at a service station – only to realise that her phone, along with her credit cards tucked inside the phone cover, was missing. I drove right back to our house to meet Ali there, and together we turned over her car and every place she’d been that day – bathrooms, kitchen, living room, hallway, and outside. The three of us were chanting REACH, REACH, REACH – and nothing was happening!
My friend Katrina, 52, had struggled with money most of her life. Financially, things had been easier when living with her former partner, a lawyer, but in the five years since the split Katrina found she couldn’t amass any savings at all – most of the time she was just trying to stay afloat. The Switch-phrase ‘FIND-DIVINE-COUNT’ had worked for her a few times – ‘I got £40 on the lotto, and then £150 in repaid tax, but I didn’t see how I could get more money long term.’ I asked her to spend a few days just chanting TOGETHER – the master Switchword (it’s known as the master Switch because it brings you TOGETHER in consciousness so you can manifest anything).
HALFWAY makes your task seem like half the distance – and half the effort. Combine it with CARE, and you have a killer combination for study – whether you’re knee-deep in data at work, or you’re revising for an examination.
CARE is the Switch for retaining information. HALFWAY makes your goal feel achievable. Think, say or chant HALFWAY-CARE before you begin: do this ten times. Take a deep breath in, and imagine that you’re going to really take in everything you read – as if your mind’s a big sponge, ready to absorb the flow of facts. Now exhale, and begin your work. if you concentration wavers and you’re feeling distracted, say it again, ten times – take another breath, and go back to your work.
The Switchword HALFWAY can make any goal feel instantly achievable. Think, say, chant or sing it to cut down your journey time, and make any goal seem easier.
How Jo ran with HALFWAY
Jo, who is training for a half-marathon, shared this experience with me. ‘When I was first getting back into running, I had to run and walk, building my stamina bit by bit. When I realised I could chant Switchwords while I was running, I chose HALFWAY, to make the distance seem like half! I synchronised my chanting with my paces. I like chanting in groups of three, saying HALFWAY three times, then I run three paces without chanting, then I go back to the chant. And it seems to work – I feel more confident, and I always seem to reach my goal.’
REACH is one of the most popular Switchwords, because it’s specific, and you can use it nearly every day – to find lost objects, to solve a problem, and even find inspiration
Tom’s REACH for lost luggage
Tom, a student, had just arrived in the UK from Rio, where he had been studying for a year – only to be told that his luggage was stranded, sent on to some other air
Alongside established Switchwords (see the Universal Switchwords list) you can easily discover new words that can become your personal switches. Here’s how Suzanne found one of her personal Switchwords.
Suzanne ROSE above confrontation
‘Roses are my favourite flowers and when I see them or think of them, I almost get their perfume… and I feel calm,’ Suzanne explains. ‘But I had no idea I could harness this word to change my actions.’ Suzanne’s new co-worker had become a constant irritant in her life. ‘Whatever I said, he contradicted me, although