Are you hearing this?!
I'm hearing a lot of whining lately. I'm not judging, it was coming from my mouth, too! When a friend called me out on it, I started to listen. . .
Then another friend called, spiraling into the depths of despair. I saw a post about all the bad luck. I'm hearing sob stories. Is it in the stars? What are we collectively clearing? Old wounds? What dramas are repeating? Is it our past lives?
Are we collectively tired from the past 3 years? Stuck in a cycle?
Every time I hear it—the whining, the begging for prayers, the spiraling downward, I want to scream:
STOP! Your thoughts create things!
What you focus on expands! What you resist persists! And I hear in response:
"How can I NOT focus on it. It's everywhere!"
Positivity, joy, delight, good fortune. . . It all takes persistence, consistency, and vigilance! The mind is a naughty monkey. The ego is both a blessing and a curse.
So, listen closely. Observe. And shift:
Don't hang around people who bring you down.
Don't watch the news.
Don't click on the sob stories. Don't even respond.
Instead, get a new mantra (e.g. It always works out in a positive outcome for me!) and repeat it often. As often as you hear the negative track, and immediately.
I like the phrase, "cancel, cancel." I learned this from Cordelia, the old woman who ran the crystal shop in Steamboat, in 1999. If she heard herself or anyone else spout some negative track, she'd say, "cancel cancel!" As if to wipe the chalk board clear and start over.
But, you have to listen to be able to do that. People spout all sorts of crap without listening, and it just perpetuates the drama--over and over. And they wonder why their kid crashed their car, the dog got sick, and the hot water heater flooded, all in the same week.
Crap tracks include:
"When it rains it pours."
"I'm a terrible mother."
And even shorties like "not again!"
When you expect the worst, and reinforce it with "see, I told you so" kind of energy or words, the energy aligns to show you what you're looking for.
Look for the best, even in the little things. Approach the day with gratitude. Paste notes around the house to remind you. Do your affirmations 3x/day, and if it has to be a WHOLE deck that takes you 5 minutes, do it.
YOU are in control.
Stop the whining, and not just to "be a good sport" or "play through pain," but to manifest your very best life. Enough is enough.
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