So what about those negative thoughts and feelings?
Now, negative thoughts and frustrations will, and do, come in from time to time, sometimes a lot more if we’ve made them a kind of unconscious habit. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing; it’s just a part of how we currently process life. It’s often very temporary, and it’s okay to feel these frustrations. We can even break these negative thinking habits by the practice of patience, forgiveness, loving kindness, and compassion we show on and toward ourselves and others.
The trouble is we tend to be culturally conditioned to focus on them too much and stay in them too long. This is when they can become unhealthy and less beneficial.
I suggest instead to acknowledge them – thank them, if you will – for pointing out that there’s something going on that you don’t prefer. Thus, your negative thoughts, feelings, and frustrations are letting you know you desire change.
Now, you can also practice and remember that you don’t have to get caught up in, or stay so focused on, those temporary negative thoughts and feelings. Instead, just be more aware that they actually are wise friends, pointing you toward what you do prefer.
Negative thoughts, in fact, can have a very positive benefit! They have an important message.
They are simply pointing out, or letting you know, that something is important enough to create a feeling energy in you to “course-correct” yourself, if you choose.
What would happen if you now saw your negative thoughts and frustrations as your spirit hinting strongly that it’s asking for an adjustment attunement from you to get you to a place of peace and harmony? Wow! We were never taught that in school or at home! That’s your spirit directing you to course correction.
Frustrations, irritations, annoyances, setbacks, anger, pain, interruptions, BIG or small, can be seen as energy bursts that happen as we desire to better our lives, become more peaceful, balanced, whole and prosperous, etc. These frustrations and so forth come to us in answer to our desires to improve our lives, and they can help us get there more quickly by the high energy charge they give us. We see them as negative, but that is our culturally conditioned judgment we place on them.
If we allow it, we see that this is life calling us in answer to our spiritual life improvements we desire to have. It doesn’t have to always come in the guise of negative thoughts, frustrations, etc. Yet if and when it does, we can use them for our benefit rather than our determent. That shows we are ready to move ahead with better improvements with our lives, which is why they come in the first place.
We are indoctrinated into believing that negative thoughts and feelings are bad, that they create bad energy and experiences; whereas, another more beneficial way to look at them, or use them, is that they are showing us that something is important enough to us to cause such a strong energy, and by the feelings they create, they can powerfully move us to positive, beneficial, and welcome change.
They get us there more quickly than when things are going so-so. These are powerful energy movers that are created or called forth for our betterment. They are here to motivate and show us the way to living the life we so desire. That is their divine cosmic purpose. That is their gift and blessing we often overlook.
But not anymore!
We have another way to see and perceive negative thoughts and feelings. They are secretly disguised course-correctors, the GPS from our spirit to direct us to more positive lives and experiences.
When we are ready and open enough in our hearts and minds and, thus, look more deeply into life, we see that it is set up in such a way that it works and plays in our ultimate favor. The negative is here for contrast and free will choosing. As we dive and peer deeply into the cosmic microscope, we see that good is actually behind and underneath it all. Wow!
The mind can’t usually conceive this, but the heart, your spirit, your soul, your true self can. That’s what led you here to begin with, don’t you think? That is, to place within your current experience an alternative and beautiful way to see life as an expression of Original Blessing and Original Grace. This article is an answer to your call for understanding. That’s what the angels tell me anyway.
Using negative thoughts and feelings in this way eventually can become so habitual that we will eventually have less need to have thoughts show up negatively as we gain more wisdom. Yet using the wisdom, gifts, and blessings behind the seeming negatives works and plays for our benefit, our improved joy in life. Such is the secret wisdom behind the seeming negative if we but look and honor it.
That’s a win-win!
(Marko Damkoehler is an artist/writer/musician and creator of markoworld.com, as well as an avid student of CwG. He is also one of the Spiritual Helper Moderators on the changingchange.net website.)
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