The Power of Postive Thinking
Friday September 15, 2017
Author: Karen Spinelli
we were together, we talked asked “How about Holistic Wellness for You Pet Parents
talked about how our bodies and minds are connected. And that our thoughts and emotions can create
changes in our physical bodies. And that
our bodies have the capacity to heal themselves.
how we could use these ideas to help us nurture ourselves, which in turn
enables us to share a more centered “us” with our pets.
all coming back now, right?!
also talked about the domino effect of our thoughts influencing our emotions,
which then impacts our physical being, and ultimately affects our energy (with “energy” being our “chi”, or universal
we talked about how it goes both ways.
Our energy affects our physical being, which then impacts our emotions,
which in turn influences our thoughts.
back and forth we go.
line is, although other people and situations occur in an outer environment
around us, we ourselves are the
strongest force that acts upon us to shape us.
We hold the power to impact ourselves.
question is, do we pro-actively do it purposefully with the goal of advancing
our life in the direction we want to see it move? Or do we merely roll re-actively where each
next influence pushes us?
me, I’m not perfect at it. I’m here in
it right next to you. But while I’m
trying to work on it myself, it seems only right that I share it in case it
helps any of you as well.
ever said “sticks and stones may break
my bones, but words can never hurt me” wasn’t entirely telling us the
truth. If we aren’t aware of taking
control of our own personal power, words
can absolutely impact us.
has ever cried listening to the words of a song? Or felt pumped up and ready to take on the
world listening to those of another? Who
has ever been transported to another world reading the words in a book? Or
gotten goosebumps listening to them in a speech?
because they have power, we should be careful, deliberate, and purposeful in
the way we use them. Especially when
they come out of ourselves, about ourselves.
where mindfulness comes in.
of us should be out there just saying and doing anything that reflexively
spurts out of us, ongoing, without really noticing. We should all “check in” with ourselves. Step back, as if we were watching ourselves
in a dream, on the outside looking in.
Only then, in those quiet seconds, can we become truly mindful of how we
feel about what we say and what we do.
cool part is – if we don’t like what we see and hear – we can change it! You are the puppeteer of your puppet. You are the author of your book. You are the singer of your song. Get it?!
that’s where the domino sequence of words affecting emotions, affecting
physical being, effecting energy comes into play.
our own words are going to affect us, let’s make sure we do it purposefully, in
a way that will move us in the direction we want, and choose, to be moving.
we don’t want is to be haphazardly thinking or speaking negatively about
ourselves – connecting that negativity to our energy without even realizing it. Oops!
of THINKING - “I wish I was different. I don’t like
myself. And here is the list of things I
don’t like, that I remind myself of every day - I’m discouraged, I’m broke, and
I’m not good enough.” - Change it!
to yourself and the world saying “I’m good exactly as I am. I like my true self. And here are three positives about myself – I
am persistent in my dreams, I earn the finances I need to live comfortably, and
I am good enough to do all the things I feel meant to do”. Even if you don’t buy into it at first, still
say it to yourself. In time, what you THINK
will be reflected in these things you have been SAYING.
these thoughts will have power.
Remember, thoughts will impact your life force energy. And you want your energy to attract positives
into your life.
is a difference between confidence and arrogance. Just like there is a difference between being
humble and being down on yourself. Your
inner self will know that difference.
of FEELING down, like nothing goes your
way, and because of that you are not happy - Change it!
someone walks by you on the street, smile at them (even if you aren’t feeling
smiley inside). When a stranger asks “how are you today?”, take a breath and reply “great!” (even if your
aren’t feeling great inside yet). When
you see the person behind you is having trouble walking, hold the door for them
(even if you’re not feeling helpful). Even
if you don’t feel it at first, in time, what you FEEL will be reflected in
those choices you have been making and the behaviors you have been DOING.
now we gradually begin to change our thoughts to more positive ones. Even if you have to show yourself an image of
a big “stop” sign when you find yourself getting off track and negative ones
try to sneak back in. As long as you are
mindful, you have the chance to reel your thoughts back into your control.
in turn gradually begins helping us feel a bit happier, and that smile comes
easier each time. Even if you still feel
down sometimes, don’t let it keep spinning indefinitely. Give yourself five minutes to feel it and
then show yourself that “stop” sign again - and push out that smile.
that we are thinking and feeling a bit more positively, we are clearer to make
more positive choices and decisions.
Maybe you start eating and drinking a little healthier, exercising a
little bit more, and going to bed at times that allows your body adequate rest. Gradually your physical body begins feeling
when our thinking, emotions, and physical body are aligned, it allows that chi
energy to move though our bodies more openly.
Energy flows through our meridians smoother. Our chakras shine brighter. Our aura is stronger.
it all begins with a word. Inward as a
thought given to your inner world. Or outwardly
spoken verbally to the world around us.
become the catalyst that starts the movement of that snowball effect. So let’s take conscious control over
kindly to yourself. If you find it
difficult, don’t revert to negatives, rather, be ok with the quiet and just
give yourself a hug and an “I love you”.
kindly to others. If you find that
difficult, still try not to revert to negatives. Again, learn to be ok with the quiet, and
know that sometimes it’s a victory just to not fill that empty space. Simply smile and say “have a nice day”. Period.
then take a deep breath. A long slow one
through your nose. Envision you are
pulling in clear positive energy.
Energy that gives you patience and a feeling of accomplishment.
a strong exhale out through your mouth.
Envision any pent up negative energy that tried to affect you being
blown right out of you. Goodbye and good
riddance. We don’t have room for you.
one modality of natural healing is one size fits all. And doing something, anything, once does not erase years of negative self-talk. But wouldn’t we be cutting ourselves short if
we didn’t give it a real try?
we can become aware of tools that help our mind and body heal themselves, let’s
use them! And share them with one
that our mind and body are connected.
Each impacts the other whether we stop to do it purposefully or
not. So let’s start living on purpose!