Dear Reader, have you ever been caught up in a pattern of thoughts that burst with negativity and bring your mind to the point of boiling with confusion? And the interesting thing is that the more you want to let go of these thoughts and the more you want to find peace and happiness, these negative thoughts which generate negative feelings seem to persist.
Phase One begins with becoming aware and accepting your negative emotions. You need to feel the power of these negative emotions and how they move throughout your body and how they fill your head to the point of making you go crazy! Visualize how these negative emotions impact your state of being and become aware of the thoughts that go through your head during this turmoil. If it helps you, please write down the negative thoughts you are having and what fears come to mind. Understand and say to yourself that these negative thoughts and emotions are doing you a great deal of harm and they are not helping you to find a creative solution to your problem.
Phase Two is an invitation to shift your energy by engaging in a totally opposite activity or doing something that is completely unrelated to your problem and the root cause of your negativity. This might include the following activities: going out for a walk, listening to music that makes you feel good, or simply doing something that has no correlation to your problem. This energy shift will bring you in the present moment and you will begin to experience the nature of your true self. Your true self is a state of being where there is nothing else but love, joy, giggles and positivity. The results or the qualities of your true nature might not come very fast and even if they do, they might not last for very long because of the tendency to go back to your habitual way of negative thinking. Nevertheless, setting this intention and actively participating in the creation of your new state of being will surely lead you on the right path toward elimination of your negativity.
Phase Three begins when you begin asking yourself following questions:
- What would someone who loves me do in this situation?
- How would this someone who means me well advise me?
- What alternatives, actionable strategies and possible scenarios open up for me?
- What is one good thing that came out of this negative experience?
- What did I learn and what is my take-away for the future?
Now write down the answers to these questions in your journal. You will notice that these answers provide a new model for viewing the negative situation. With the help of this new model you can see that there is choice that can be made on your part that will correct the negative event, action or feelings and lead you toward positive, creative and productive experiences.
So here is a challenge for you:
- Observe your negative thoughts which are triggered in some circumstances or events. Feel their energy and live through them.
- Let me know which activity helped you physically move away from the negative thinking pattern.
- What did you learn from this negativity?
- What are two-three possible solutions to the situation that triggers your negativity?
Join me and others in the discussion in the comment thread below. Leave your comments, insights and challenges and allow me and the group to interact with your challenge!
Much Love and Many Blessings!