I thought I would give it a go.
The first think you do is to determine that each time you have a negative thought you simply change it to a positive one and throw the old one out - a bit like weeding a garden. I knew it wouldn't be easy. As this was 'old wisdom' I decided to also add 'new wisdom' - Soul Wisdom to see how I would go with the project. After being with my Teacher Master Sha and Adam Markel in San Diego last week, I had learned some new tricks about starting your day with the intention of positive outcomes for your day. I would call it doing a Soul Order with the Soul of your day. Easy I thought - wrong already!
My first day was quite successful - I estimated that I had done the practices and was not getting bogged down with the negativity that arose and I just blessed it and moved it along. I was weeding the garden and it felt good! I felt quite proud of myself that it had been easier than I thought. The second day was even better - I was feeling very buoyant! "Ahh, I am purifying at last!" I thought - wrong already!!
Today I had a real 'test' and my emotions decided they needed to be felt and I failed the test. I reacted or shall I say over-reacted. However after I recognized what had transpired I forgave myself and told myself I saw what I had done and I would try to be more aware next time.
For me, I decided that it is not really about failing the test but to be aware of the thrall we can be in with the emotions and bless those events so we can do better next time.
In the video on You Tube (and there are actually a few about the work of Emmet Fox), during the seven day diet, when you make a mistake you go back to the beginning and start the diet over again - but to me that was a bit like self punishment, so instead I decided that it if you adopt this diet or establish this regime in your every day life it become 'watchfulness' and 'learning experiences' and eventually any past or deep seated negativity resolves itself in forgiveness and new patterns of possibility emerge in Heaven's timing. You just do the practice and let Heaven 'shows up' to guide you. This seems much more civilized to me. I will see how I go and keep you informed on how I go with this part of the journey of discovery. Namaste