Our card for today, Wednesday, April 26th, is taken from the Ask and It Is Given Cards – Moods Are Indicators of My Emotional Set-Points – “When you continue to focus on any thought, it becomes increasingly easy to continue to focus on it because the Law of Attraction is making more thoughts like it available to you. And so, emotionally speaking, you are developing a mood or you are achieving a habitual vibrational groove, so to speak – or a set-point.”
Now this card has a very valuable message when it comes to how our thoughts affect our mood. Let’s look at it like this. I get up from sleep and I feel good, but then I come downstairs and I start to make myself something to eat. While I am making my breakfast, I tip over my box of cereal and waste it on the floor. Now I have to go get the broom to sweep it up and all the while I’m muttering to myself “why did this have to happen right now? My back hurts and now I have to bend over to clean up this mess! Arrgghh!” And this kind of thinking carries on while I am cleaning up. Then I go to do something else and in some way make another mess to clean up and then I go back to the same train of thought as before. By the time I get this second mess cleaned up, my mood is dark and frustrated, and the longer I stay in that mood, the more things that will further frustrate me happen. It’s like a vicious cycle. Some days are easier than others to stop this in its tracks. The trick is to focus on something more positive if, and that’s a big IF some days, I can take my focus off what has happened.
Most of the time I can recognize what is going on fairly quickly and stop it, but like I said, I have days when once that snowball starts rolling down that hill there is no way to stop it and my whole day becomes a time where everything I touch seems to end up on the floor with varying degrees of clean up involved. Do you see what I’m talking about here? Do you understand how much power our thoughts have? Then there are the times when I have something on my mind and there is no turning that off. The more I think about it, the more I do think about it! Now this is not so easy to stop. Have you ever tried to stop thinking about something, but in spite of your best efforts, the more you think about it. It’s like what we resist persists. Or as the Borg on Star Trek say: “Resistance is futile” and boy it sure seems like that some days for me, and I would guess for many of you as well. So when this happens, a distraction is called for. It’s time to do something that will keep my mind on something else so that way I won’t think about what I am trying not to think about. Kind of convoluted isn’t it?
However we do have the power to change our thoughts even if it requires some effort on our part. It also takes awareness of what we are thinking in the first place. Have you ever been in a bad mood and didn’t know why? Can you tune into your thoughts to see what is going on there that might be contributing to that bad mood? Sometimes we go about our days on auto-pilot, not much thinking required when we go about our daily routines. That can be the time when our thoughts are focused on something negative because we are not really paying attention to them. And of course one of the best ways to turn around negative or fearful thinking is to give thanks for all that we have that is good in our lives. When we come from that place of gratitude, it is difficult to remain in fear, or any other negative mood. Perhaps you have your own way of dealing with negative emotions, maybe you put on a movie or play some music or get creative. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you can turn that emotion or mood around and achieve a new set-point.
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
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& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Carolyn & Company
Artwork taken from the Ask and It Is Given Cards – Moods Are Indicators of My Emotional Set-Points.