Count your Blessings!
Did you know thoughts and words have energy? Like energy attracts like energy in the spiritual realms. Negative thoughts and words can create negative results. Ever have “one of those days” and you dare to ask what else could possibly go wrong next… and next thing you know…. Something happens to bring your mood down even further? A huge example can be seen in the news as the American economic crisis unfolds. The media fed us fear over the last 8 years on the economy, folks began to worry and react. Like a giant snowball, this problem started from a tiny snowflake into a huge monster because they continually gave us reasons to be fearful.
BUT…. The good news is that positive energy can have just the opposite affect. You see, no amount of worry can do anything to change the situation our government has put us in. There is really nothing any of us can do short of writing our leaders and expressing our concerns. So, if there is nothing you can do, then you need to put that concern on a shelf for now. Life is too short to worry about problems that haven’t yet come to pass. If and when they do, you can then take action towards your own solution to dealing with it.
What can I do now?
Start a blessing journal. I’m talking about little things that happen during the day that make you smile inside. It might be something like finding a dollar in the parking lot or winning a buck with a scratch off ticket. Or your child blowing you a kiss or saying something that makes you laugh your butt off. It might be the beauty of a spider web dripping with dew or your dog licking the tears off your face. It might be more practical like your electric bill dropped $20 this month or you didn’t get stopped in road construction today. The idea is to pay attention to the tiniest things for which you are thankful. Write them down. Set a daily goal of 10 or 20. You might want to purchase a journal that strikes your fancy and a matching pen. You can just use a spiral notebook. It doesn’t matter. Being mindful is all it takes.
What in God’s name are you talking about?!
By keeping this journal, you are looking for things for which to be thankful…. Things that brought a little lift to your spirit even if only for a fleeting second. Writing them takes a little effort and discipline. But it also helps keep your mind thinking of new things to add. In other words, it makes you more aware.
How does this work?
I have shown you what fear does with the drastic example of the media and the American public. From that, you can see what fear does. It causes us to react and change our behaviors. Fear is a negative emotion…. And it has negative results. With that in mind, what difference would your life have if you turned your focus from fear towards hope? Have you ever worried to death about something and it didn’t get any better? Worry can’t fix anything. If a situation is negative it can’t be fixed with negativity.
Positive situations don’t need fixed. With the infusion of more positive energy, it only gets better.
By training your mind to focus towards the positive, you are empowered to overcome the negative. Bad things will happen to all of us. It can never be fixed with negative emotions.
So… by looking for reasons to feel blessed, you will start to become more and more aware of that feeling in your day. As you feel that little lift, your emotional vibration increases. This mindfulness is very habit forming. You will not only feel better, but you will also notice that things tend to go your way more often. Some would call that coincidence or even say it’s your imagination. But those who work with energy understand that like energy attracts like energy. What you are doing is using the law of attraction to create a happier state of mind.
How will counting my blessings help me?
The more blessed you feel, the more blessing you attract. And when life throws you a curve ball, you will be able to focus on the solution, not the problem. If there is no solution, then you understand that you have to change focus towards something positive. And when troublesome situations pop up, you already know that you have to calm down and keep your emotions in check. Find a silver lining in the problem and expand upon it.
How do I find the time?
If you are looking for time, it isn’t there. If you make the time, then you will have it. It takes maybe 5 or 10 minutes a day to do this. Keep your journal with you. Write when you sit at the doctor’s office. Write while waiting for your kid’s sport to begin. Write while you wait in traffic.
Is there anything else I can do?
Yes! You can share this practice with others. The country (and world) runneth over with negative energy. If more and more Americans would focus on the good things in our lives rather than the bad, we could actually change the negative situation to a place of hope once again. Hope is a very powerful positive emotion. If I had a TV show I could reach lots of people. Since I don’t, I’m doing it one person at a time.
1 week challenge
All I ask of you is that you do this for one week. Set a goal of 10 or more blessings per day. See how your emotional state is at the end of the challenge. See if anything has improved in your life over that period. What do you have to lose but negative energy?
If you have shared this with others, you can all get together weekly or monthly for coffee and to share your experiences. Talking to others who also work from this higher state of mind will take you even higher.
I have formed a manifesting group online. If you want to share your experiences or discuss this powerful tool for creating change, please feel free to comment on my blog.
My goal for this is to try to overcome the negativity in this country/ world caused by the irresponsibility of our leaders which is exploited by the media. My goal is to empower the public by teaching them to focus away from fear and towards hope. My goal is to give you tools to free yourself from the downward spiral we all face from time to time. Look at the difficulties that past generations have overcome (Holocaust, The Great Depression etc…). Our problems pale in comparison. Facing life’s challenges is part of life as we know it. You can be crippled or crushed by it or you can use it to evolve spiritually.
I encourage you to research this further by checking out the following resources.
Book/ DVD What the Bleep?
Book / DVD The Secret
Book Messages in Water by Dr. Emoto (which inspired the top 2 books
Anything by Dr. Wayne Dyer
Hermitage, PA 16148
May your life be filled to overflowing with blessings of every kind!