Our card for the weekend is taken from the Getting into the Vortex Cards – Beneficial Beliefs Feel Better When I Think Them – “There are things in your environment – that you believe – that match what you want. And there are all kinds of things in your environment that you believe that defy what you want. How would you ever sort them out? How do you know the active beliefs within you that serve you well and the active beliefs that do not serve you? How do you know the beneficial beliefs from the detrimental ones? The beneficial beliefs feel better when you think them. The detrimental ones feel worse when you think them.”
This card is pretty self-explanatory, but I will expand on it a little bit. We grow up in a world where we are basically taught what to think. We are told what is good for us and what is not, we are told what kind of people to associate with and which ones to stay away from, we are told what is beautiful and what is not, and the list goes on and on and on. We are bombarded with this kind of thing from a very early age, first by our parents and our extended families, then by the education system, then by our religious beliefs, then by our peers, and again that list could go on and on.
At some point we almost stop thinking for ourselves because our upbringing has it all ingrained inside us and our thoughts reflect that. We must be crazy to think some thoughts because a “sane” person wouldn’t think them. We grow up learning what is acceptable and what is not and so everything we experience in this life falls into one of those two categories. We even use this kind of thinking regarding ourselves. We look in the mirror and we believe we are not beautiful based on what we think beauty is, which is based on what society has told us beauty is.
Now it’s time to think outside the proverbial box and learn to think thoughts that are beneficial because they make us feel better when we think them. For example, when we look in the mirror we should be thinking how beautiful we are, and this goes for male or female, because it’s not entirely based on our physical appearance, it’s based on the entire package of who and what we are. We are not just our physical body, we are our heart, mind and soul as well. If we look in the mirror and all we see are flaws and imperfections based on what our society tells us is beautiful, and we then berate ourselves for falling short of what is deemed beautiful and acceptable, what are we doing? We are thinking detrimental thoughts that make us feel ashamed and undesirable. And what is that doing? It’s drawing to us experiences and people that will confirm our own thoughts about ourselves. It’s the Law of Attraction at work!
So if we can change our thoughts about ourselves, if we can look in the mirror and think of ourselves as beautiful and desirable, then we will begin to attract those experiences and people into our lives that will ultimately confirm that. But remember, it’s no use to try to think the thoughts of beauty and desirability if our feelings don’t match that, because again our feelings create our vibration and it’s our vibration that attracts what and who comes into our lives. It will be a work in progress for a time while we learn to look into the mirror and find all that is beautiful and desirable about ourselves instead of focusing on all the things we wish we could change. And as we learn to love ourselves more and more for all that we are, then our vibration will also change to match that feeling of love of self, thereby attracting the experiences and people to reflect that new self-love we feel.
This doesn’t only work for our physical appearance, it also works in all areas of our lives. Another example is how I felt about my job for a couple of years, I hated it, but I was kind of stuck in it. Then when I became aware of the Law of Attraction I realized that the only one making me miserable where my job was concerned was me. So I decided to change my thoughts about my work and as I did so, I realized that I actually did enjoy my job. Once I changed the feelings inside myself, my experience regarding my work itself changed.
So the trick is to pay attention to the thoughts we have about anything, especially if those thoughts make us feel sad, or anxious, or afraid, or any other negative thought that doesn’t feel good, and then find a way to change those thoughts into something that makes us feel better about the experience or person. One way is to say affirmations, but again the feeling behind the words or thoughts is just as important as the words or thoughts themselves. Again it will take practice, but the changes this will bring to our experiences in the outer world will be well worth the time and effort.
Have a great weekend everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Carolyn & Rob
Artwork taken from the Getting into the Vortex Cards, Beneficial Beliefs Feel Better When I Think Them.