Positive Thought Day

Today I determined I would only have positive thoughts for myself, others and the Universe.  Sure, I have a multitude of worries and things I could focus on to drag me down, but you know what?  Those things will probably still be there tomorrow so I thought why not just give myself and the World a break and do no harm.

Negative thoughts are harmful.  It is the negative energy they produce.  You know how they say it’s easier to smile than frown?  Well it’s easier to think negative thoughts than positive ones.  Your mind is always conjuring thoughts, ideas, fears and anything else it can do to disrupt your ability to stay positive.  Unless you truly focus on what your mind is doing.

It’s a bit like training a puppy.  I mean you think it should be easy enough to just keep only positive thoughts in your head but after the first person cuts you off on the road or doesn’t say thank you for your holding the door open for them, well, how quickly do we devolve into a bundle of negative energy.  Couple outside influences with whatever may be weighing us down, addiction, abuse, financial issues, employment, family crisis, health problems, the list goes on and on, and it’s easy to see how you could stay negative.

Today was my test.  Could I, regardless of all that might be thrown at me, stay only in the positive?  It wasn’t easy.  By no means.  I caught myself again and again trying to revert back to that familiar cranky person that only sees a gray sky and not the rainbow and I had to remain vigilant and refocus every single time.  It could have been exhausting if not for the underlying good heart I put into the effort.  And really don’t the really good things happen in Life after some sort of struggle?

It’s now the end of the day and though I was tested I did manage to keep all my thoughts positive.  Even tiny ones.  I wished only Peace and Love for the Universe and all those beings I share it with.  I made sure I did everything that was asked of me with a smile and a true smile at that.  I realized that while I may not have the power to change the world, I do have the power to change how I view my experience day to day, therefore changing my Life itself.

It was a good day.  I even feel as though I have more energy even at the end.  I am at Peace.  And that is what I Hope each of you has tonight and every night.

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The Source

From the tides to the moon, to the seasons, to what we eat, how we sleep and who we interact with, we are energy.  We can draw energy from loads of places or we can give energy to others just by how we are in the Universe.

A few minutes in the sun can do wonders for mood and vitamin deficiencies, while exercise can do wonders for the body.  Sleep re-energizes and helps heal.  All of this requires some sort of energy even at the lowest level.

But sometimes you can do everything right, eat healthy, exercise, get out and about, and still not feel very energetic.

I could live quite happily as a hermit.  Solitary and safe in my own little world within the Universe, but I learned quite some time ago that the experiences in Life both the good and the not-so-good are really lessons and they can shape and mold us in some very powerful ways.  So, I exist in my world and welcome the interactions I have with others, to a point.

On the positive side, have you ever spent time among those you consider friends, the passionate ones who dream and still believe in magic and the power of positivity?  I am lucky enough to have several people who fit this category.  In their presence, even if I am not aware of it at that moment, I always leave feeling refreshed and more aware of my Being.  It’s as if someone cleaned the windows of my soul and the world looks a little brighter again.

There are some people and relationships you may have where nothing needs be said between you yet you feel something indescribable when you are together.  Love?  Sure, but also energy.  An incredible amount of energy circuiting through you and around you on the same frequency as your own.  You know this is happening because it feels like an amazing adrenaline rush even as you remain still.  You are giving and receiving positive, healing energy.

There are other people though, strangers, friends and even family members who do not cast out positive vibes.  Instead they are like black holes and they seem to suck the very Life from you.  Any length of time in their presence is draining.  They love getting together with you, but you always leave feeling like you just ran a mental/emotional marathon.  Of these people I caution you to limit your time in their presence because they truly are sapping your energy whether they even know it or not. 

When you are feeling sluggish in the mind and uneasy in the soul it is time for a recharge.  You can do this with meditation or with crystals or being in nature or finding the company of those friends who inspire.  They will give you energy, they will help you keep the fire of your spirit burning.

Energy comes from The Source, or whatever you may wish to call that which gives you Life.  It is then continually generated by you in either positive or negative ways.  You can receive more energy, if you remain open, from everything around you.  It is up to you to focus on positive energy and share that energy with others which then creates an unending circuit of vibrations that will bring Peace and Harmony to you and then through you out to the Universe.

Imagine what this world could be if everyone recognized and were grateful for the positive  energy radiating from themselves and others.

Peace.