I’ve been reading a lot lately about energy, about the signals, vibrations and pulses we send out, and what we receive in return.
I’m super geeking out about it. Like a lot. So much so, that if you happen to (be ever so fortunate as to) run into me in person, be prepared to hear me talk about the experiments I’ve been doing, how all matter is energy and how we, therefore, are made of energy which essentially means that what we think about is what we, um, bring about.
Yep. For real.
I used to think that was a bunch of woo-woo, hippie-dippie, cosmic crap.
Used to. Then
shit life happened, and it turns out, I was wrong.
Whether you believe it is God, the universe or whatever other unexplainable force of energy you choose to recognize (or not), the deal is— you are a living breathing force that projects energy not just with each exhale, but with each thought.
You create a chain reaction of events from and with each and every emotion, thought, response and reaction you generate.
Scary shit right? I mean, that makes you rather. . . well. . . responsible for your own reality now doesn’t it?
But also, let’s flip that fear on its head, actually, because to be afraid of that truth is in and of itself already generating all kinds of not-so-great storylines.
Think about this— if you are afraid of your own power and spend your time worried that you are going to really screw up your life, then well, you will. If you are so concerned about what you lack, what you are doing wrong, what’s not going to work out, what you don’t have, what you can’t do, be, see, say or go and do, then you won’t ever move forward from where you are right now.
If you view your life as one big series of problems you will remain stuck in the mud you created forever.
Lucky for you, there’s a relatively simple fix.
Calm the fuck down.
No really. CHILL.
What do I mean by this exactly? Well, a lot of things actually, but to start with, stop freaking out about everything and see what happens if you stop throwing yourself a pity party every five minutes and manifesting your own personal disaster.
Not sure what I mean? Ever read “Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”? Yeah. Well, that little dude, he created his own hot mess, and so can you. Here’s a (totally made up) scenario for you:
Your alarm clock doesn’t go off on time and you wake up with just 20 minutes until you normally leave the house. “I’m going to be late!” you shout. After rushing to get dressed you spill your coffee all over your shirt, proclaim your pending tardiness (with judicious use of profanity), change your entire outfit, get out the door and half a block away, then realize you’ve left your cell phone and wallet on the kitchen counter, right next to that damn coffee cup. Insert more creative uses of the words “fuck” and “late” here.
I think I can wrap things up at this point, because we all know where this story is headed. You were late.
I mean, duh. Is that really a surprise to you? You declared it as soon as you woke up, reinforced it for the next twenty minutes and informed the universe constantly of your delayed arrival.
So, here’s my suggestion (yes, again):
The next time something doesn’t go your way, don’t lose your shit. When you move too fast and something (hopefully not you) breaks, don’t panic immediately replace or repair it. When you lose an entire hour of footage (ahem. . .) of valuable film, don’t immediately start making phone calls and checking schedules so you can fix it. When your plans change, don’t stomp your feet and refuse to see alternatives.
Stop reacting and start responding.
Here’s my challenge to you— for the next 24 hours, play scientist with me. When something goes (perceivably) wrong, do this:
- Take a breath, and a good look around you.
- Set a positive intention (ex: this will work out a different way. Something else will come up. I have other options).
- If immediately necessary, clean up what you must, then pause again.
- Get some space, change vantage points, and keep sending out that positive intention. This includes your words, by the way, so, uh, if you don’t have something nice to say then zip it.
- See what shows up, and receive it with gratitude.
It really works. I promise. But you’ve gotta be all in here, skepticism need not apply. If you bring doubt in, that’s what’ll stick. If you sound the alarms, that’s all the universe will hear.
For just one whole day, don’t bring the heat.
Cool? Good deal. Let me know how it goes, I’ll be watching the comments section to see what discoveries you make.
So here’s me, cheering you on from right here in front of my screen. I believe in you. Ready?
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