There is so much out there about thoughts becoming things, the vibration of thought, and positive thinking etc. and recently I have giving the creative power of thoughts quite a bit of thought (excuse the pun).
What I've realised is a subtlety in these ides and that is that it is the vibration of the thoughts that you think that causes the reality you experience, it’s about how the thoughts that you think make you feel. If you are constantly focusing on things that fill you with fear such as the news, fear based social media posts, news papers, magazines or even indulging in fear based conversations. You will be filling your mind full of thoughts that are focused on fear and the vibration of those thoughts will create fear inside of you and you will become a fearful being. Your actions, your choices will all be based on fear. The vibration of the thoughts that you think create the emotions that you feel and those emotions trigger actions that create the reality that you experience.
There is something that's very important to realise with thought - you cannot destroy it, stop it, make it or prevent it from happening. What you can do is to choose what you focus it on. What you focus on is what you feed your thoughts. If you focus on fear you will think fearful thoughts if you focus on gratitude you will have grateful thoughts. Where you choose to focus is just that a choice and you make it every day even if you are unaware that you are making it. It does not matter whether you are out in the beautiful countryside, shut in a room or in a cell in a prison, you have a choice about what you fill your mind full of and therefor how you experience your life.
It's also very important to be aware of how you feel. How you feel is an indicator of what you’ve been thinking. If you're feeling low or flat or down you have most likely been focusing on negative things. Either you have been feeding yourself negative fear based things by what you have been watching, reading or talking about or… you have been talking negatively to yourself in your mind through your internal voice. This is the voice that comments on everything you do in life and on what everyone else does. I have a very critical internal voice that always thinks I could be doing more or better than I am. If I allow it, it can get very carried away and when it does I end up feeling completely defeated because there is just no way I can do everything it thinks I can! Since learning about all of this I have been able to refocus it and when I catch it having a go at me I choose to focus on either what I have accomplished or I just focus on something else entirely.
It can be hard to catch yourself with these thoughts as they seem to be part of who you are, but if you become aware of how you feel, and when you are feeling low or flat you explore what you were thinking about yourself before you felt that you might start to notice a pattern. Becoming aware of this pattern is the most important step to changing it as you can’t change something you are unaware of.
There was a time when I had been through a lot and I was more tired than I thought I should be, and I feel uncomfortable admitting this, but I watched more TV than I thought I should. One day I was watching TV and feel just horrible about doing it. My internal voice was going on about how useless I was and what a loser I was for just sitting around. And the more it went on the less energy I had and the worse I felt. Then, and I don’t remember what made me suddenly realise this I decided to make what I was doing right. I focused on being kind to myself and compassionate to myself and the funniest thing happened. My mood lifted and I started to feel much more energised it got to the point that I no longer felt like watching TV but wanted to get up and do something. This whole change had nothing to do with anything other that the thoughts I was thinking to and about myself.
Resisting reality and what you have to do is not what I am recommending when I tell you to focus on positive things. What I am saying is that you have to be aware of what you are consuming mentally on a daily basis. Aside from this life does happen and when something is not going well our mind worries on it and it plays on it and it goes on and on in a loop and this creates a very negative feeling within you that can grow and grow and grow. When this happens it is important to follow these steps;
As I think I have said before in another blog, accounts it's not my favourite thing, but I know that if I ignore them then doing them becomes a bigger and bigger challenge. To avoid this happening I have chosen 1 day a month that I sit down and do them and I stick to it and then for the rest of the month I don’t focus on them at all. I know that is when I do it and I sit down and I do it. I know that me thinking negatively about it is not going to change the fact that I have to do it. It is not going to alter the accounts or suddenly make them wonderful, but by focusing on other stuff that makes me feel good for the rest of the time then doing the accounts is not weighing me down the whole month.
There are some things you have to deal with that are not pleasant. Sometimes life throws us a curveball, but sitting there and worrying about it and creating a vibration around it that attracts more stuff like that to you and attaches you much more strongly to whatever it is that you are feeling negative about is only going to ripple out into your world and create more disturbance than you most likely would want.
So acknowledge it, decide what you're going to do about it, get on with it, and then let it go and refocus and recalibrate and up your vibration so that you're sitting there high again and vibrating in a space that you really want to be vibrating in. When you engage with life like this then challenges become minor blip’s and not huge tsunamis that blown your whole life out of the water.
It is very important that you look after what you think about and what you focus on because this creates the vibration the energy and the action that you take in life and therefore your reality.
I hope you have enjoyed this blog and that you have learnt a little bit about the creative power of thought. If you want to have a look at some of my other resources you can find them on my website which I will post in the first comment below.
So much love from me to you.