|The Joy is in the Journey
Watercolour by Beverly Blanchard
If you wish to understand the universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration. - Nikola Tesla
There is nothing worst then when you are stuck in a funk and someone comes along and says, ‘You create own reality.’ It is not something you really want to hear. You want someone to listen to your problems, to sympathize with you and tell you it is all going to be alright. Yet that type of conversation doesn’t really serve you and in many cases, keeps the negative vibration active. The more you talk about the problem, the more you attract similar vibrations and the further you get from the solution.
We are all born with an internal guidance system. Similar to a GPS, it is a system that helps us navigate through our ever changing world. Unfortunately it is a navigation system we rarely understand or utilize.
Within each of us there is an inner being, soul, source energy or core energy. Call it what you like, the name is not really important. What is important is the fact that this is your guidance system. It tells you whether what you are thinking or feeling is aligned with your inner being. When you are aligned with your inner being, you feel good. When you are ornery or complaining, you are not aligned with your inner being. Now this is not necessarily a bad thing. All it means is that you are exploring contrast and determining what it is you want. Without knowing what it is you don’t want, how can you turn in the direction of what it is you do want?
The dilemma for most of us is that we end up stuck in the negative thinking and emotions. Somewhere we have been conditioned to think that the more we complain or worry about a situation, the closer we will come to a solution. We are told to talk about what is and told that talking about what we want is fantasy thinking. In reality however our focus on what we don’t want ends up splitting our energy.
The reason for this is once we have identified what we want our inner being moves to the solution. Synchronistic encounters, serendipity and other cooperative situations begin to line up for us. But, if we are over here beating the drum of what we don’t want and feeling lousy we don’t meet up with the opportunities.
Instead we end splitting our energy. Our inner being is over there enjoying what we want, and we are over here complaining and feeling lousy. Since the negative emotion becomes the dominant vibration you get more of what it is you don’t want and you hold yourself away from the solution. When this happens most of us get into the blame game.
So how do you work with your emotional guidance system?
It is important to recognize that your inner being will never join you in a pity party. Your friends may join you but your inner being won’t. The focus of your inner being is on expansion and love.
One of the first things you can do is become aware of what your emotions are telling you. If you have strong negative emotion it is an indicator that you’re thinking thoughts which are not in alignment with your inner being. So ask yourself, ‘what thoughts am I thinking?’ Once you identify the dominant thinking pattern ask yourself, ‘what thoughts could I think that will make me feel better?’ Make it a game and start looking for an addiction to a better feeling thought.
Let yourself off the hook. We live in a vibrational universe and what happened yesterday stays in yesterday. You can’t change yesterday but you have this moment to move yourself up the emotional vibrational scale. You have the choice between miserable and happy. Look for something in your life that will bring you to happiness.
Use the mantra: Circumstances don’t matter, only my state of being matters. What state of being do I want to feel right now?