*A side note before we begin: For those wondering: I bought this magnetic message board last month and am divinely guided in laying out a message each day. It pretty much works like this: I send up a plea to the universe for direction (more accurately described lately as a scream of HELLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!) and guidance is delivered to me in the form of a worded message that I put on the board. These messages are areas which I or others are struggling. Those who are led to read my blog may find that a message speaks to them directly. This is not random, nor is it a coincidence. There is no such thing as coincidence. As I’ve said before and will say again, we are all connected. Though we may each feel at times as though we’re wandering alone amidst a sea of strangers looking to “find one face that ain’t looking through me…” (thank you for that apt summation, Bruce Springsteen) in actuality we are energetically linked. All that we do, all that we are, all that we put out there- all of it has a ripple effect on all that IS. We are building this “IS” together whether we realize it, welcome, or reject it. But we’ll save that conversation for another day. For today it’s enough to ask you to consider that you’re not actually on this journey alone, regardless of what it “feels” like sometimes. You were divinely guided into this world, you’ll be divinely guided out of this world, and therefore it’s not illogical or woowoo to believe that you are divinely guided while IN this world. You need only ask and open all your “eyes”. A reminder: open your conditioned mindset and forget “time” frames! Time is only of the physical realm. Now, as for today’s tip on optimism:
Don’t allow the excuse “I’m just not an optimist” keep you from becoming optimistic, because it’s nothing more than a cop-out. Even people who more easily gravitate toward being optimistic can’t persist in maintaining a bright outlook without working at it. It is a behavioral choice to be made and executed through practice, practice, practice. Perceive optimism as another “muscle of your being” that you need to build into existence. In other words, its muscle is already within you, but is either underused or dormant, and like all other muscles will grow only in response to your effort and diligence in working it. So what’s the workout? Change the dialogue- both external and internal. If you hear yourself start to complain, or go into a litany of coulda-shoulda-woulda(s), or find yourself wearing the cloak of impossibility (my smart ass term for people who make EVERYTHING seem impossible. Unlike the favorable cloak of invisibility, the cloak of impossibility serves no purpose other than making the wearer believe that everything is impossible. The cloak weighs them down and not surprisingly, may also weigh down those in close proximity to the downer…) stop. IMMEDIATELY. If you need to downshift into a fresh attitude by going into another room and putting your head between your knees or doing pushups, do it! If you hear your internal dialogue go negative NIP IT and swap out the “can’t(s) of the situation for a “CAN-DO”. ANY can-do thought- no matter how small. That thought might be tinyAF to start, but that’s okay. We’re building something. It doesn’t matter what it looks like while we’re doing it, only that we keep going.