Your Thoughts and Energy are a Package Deal
Have you ever noticed that what you consistently think and/or talk about is what keeps showing up in your life? Chances are it’s the negative aspect that you probably notice the most because it’s what you don’t want. Positive occurrences are most times thought of as luck and not the manifestation of your thoughts, even when they are positive.
Depending upon which energetic field your thoughts and conversations fall under (positive or negative), you can expect it will all become a self-actualizing prophecy for you because your thoughts and energy are a package deal. What you think and talk about is what you will create, so be very wary of which energy you are feeding.
I think we all notice the result of negative thinking more because it’s an aggravation to have it show up in your life, so you stress about it, talk with others about how bothered you are by it.
Pay attention dear one, you are now feeding it!
I think everyone has had the bad day, the bad week, the bad month, hopefully not so much the bad year but all of this is the creation of your thoughts. It’s hard to change the process around from talking about the things that you don’t want especially when they are upsetting to you. It’s a natural thing to want to discuss, deal and discard the things that have either hurt or hindered you from moving in the direction you want to see yourself going.
By becoming aware of how those thoughts and conversations are influencing what you see develop day after day in your life you will understand how important it is to curb anything negative. No matter how hard it is at the beginning to change that habit, that addiction to processing, the changes you see develop as a result will be inspiration enough to continue on. Day by day it becomes easier to let those irritations not weave their way back in and you will see a new habit evolve, a healthier way of life that leads you to the things you want and the things that are meant for you.
Are you seeing the light? That’s really what it’s like, the positive aspects of life bring a lightness to your life because you are allowing the weight, the heaviness of the negativity to be lifted from you and in reality all you’ve done is allowed your soul its freedom. The soul, your inner spirit seeks purpose, connection, and an environment that inspires and cultivates your higher calling. Imagine a place where all things are possible, this is it!
Why do we not embrace it? Simply because it is the ego that keeps you immersed in a negative, fear based state, all for the sake of controlling you from believing that you can access this place, this state, this happiness.
I’ve always heard that comparison and it had been difficult for me to recognize/differenciate the two (ego & spirit), I didn’t feel like there was any power struggle actually going on, at least nothing that I could easily identify. When the ego is trying to control though I’ve learned to recognize how it affects me physically and emotionally which shows up like stress, anxiety, a general feeling of disarray in my thoughts which is ultimately resistance between the two opposing sides.
I think how it presents itself is different in everyone. We are all unique so it makes sense that it’s not a one-size-fits-all kind of answer or solution, it’s just a matter of raising your own awareness. It’s not like being able to see the difference between colors of black and white but that is how opposing these two really are.
Ego (the brain) wants to rule because it knows, it knows better, it knows all and who’s going to argue, it’s gotten you this far hasn’t it? Egotistical tells you how great you are, how much you deserve and where you should be.
Spirit (the soul) doesn’t want to rule anything, it wants to give you free will, to choose what your heart desires, to choose what nourishes and feeds your inner glory. That’s it.
My four steps to counteracting my ego when I notice physical or emotional changes in my thoughts and energy are awareness, choice, acceptance and faith.
Awareness: Learn to recognize how your external world affects your internal thoughts and energy, what triggers the negative and what cultivates the positive.
Choice: You always have a choice! The reasons you choose to tell yourself as to why you can’t do or change something is always prompted by the ego. Choose to shut it out. Choose to find greater understanding and awareness, it will show up because once you’ve made that choice you are now open to those answers.
Acceptance: It’s not always easy to accept the things you cannot change but accepting that you don’t know everything all the time, that maybe some things you’re not supposed to change, sometimes you’re supposed to adapt. Maybe the Universe has a different plan!
Faith: When you fall into a dark place sometimes it’s hard to have faith, this is where I think acceptance is linked. Everything happens for a reason, even things you don’t understand, the bad things too and how could there possibly be a reason for them? The understanding comes later, sometimes years later but I think it occurs when you’ve made that shift, embraced that which you don’t understand but made it through the storm anyway.
These “Lessons of the Tao” which I became aware of, with great thanks to Dr. Wayne Dyer (1941-2015), help to keep things in perspective for me;
- Change your thoughts and your life will change
- There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way
- You accomplish much by trying less
- Trust in others to know what’s best for themselves
- Live without attachment and be generous
- When you have a choice to be right or to be kind, always pick kind
- Rather than looking for miracles, see everything as a miracle in your life