When all else fails…play Scarlett O’Hara

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I’ve written before about our emotional scale. How we really want to be vibrating with the emotions near the top of the scale — joy, love, appreciation — as opposed to those at the bottom — anger, depression, despair. And I’ve said that you just have to make yourself feel ‘a little better.’ You don’t have to get from total despair to joy, you just have to move up a little to find some relief. Well, that’s all well and good, but what if you just can’t get there? What if you just feel like crap and you can’t budge yourself up that scale. What then? I say…

Whip out your best Scarlett O’Hara.

I recently ran across the movie Gone With the Wind. And I’ll admit, I’ve never seen it all the way through before, just bits and pieces here and there. So watching it this time, I realized, Scarlett was a real “beyatch.” I was laughing at how awful she was. But then I heard her say something that really resonated. So all this stuff is happening, Tara is in shambles, people are sick and dying, she has no money, no food, Rhett isn’t around, and those damn Yankees (I can say that, I am one)…. And someone comes up and starts telling her about one more thing, and she says,

“I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”
–Scarlett O’Hara

And I thought, “Bravo Scarlett!”

Sometimes when we try and try and try to turn something around in our heads, we just end up digging ourselves in to our discomfort deeper…and deeper…and deeper. And when we do, it can feel like we’re going crazy. So what do we do?

Stop thinking about that right now. Think about it tomorrow.

In Munay….

What if…?

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So we know that everything we manifest in our world is due to our thoughts. Everything that goes right, or wrong, comes about because of what we believe to be true. And a belief is simply a thought we keep thinking. So, what if we change the thoughts we keep thinking? What if we change our beliefs?

What if we got up every morning and the first thing out of our mouths was something beautiful? Something beautiful about ourselves, or our home, or our partner, or the weather outside, or the job we were getting ready for. What if we started our day not looking in the mirror and finding something we didn’t like about ourselves, but instead found something we loved about ourselves?

If our thoughts and beliefs manifest our world, can you imagine the shift we would have if we changed those thoughts and beliefs? Change that one thought and another like it will come. Then another. And another. And another. And before you know it, you’ve changed your beliefs and changed your world.

What if…?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

In Munay….

 

 

What are you pushing away?

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I’ve talked before about how fighting against something is useless because when you’re fighting against it, you’re just keeping it in your vibration. Your attention to it keeps the thing you don’t want in your face. Pretty straight forward, right? Well let me confuse you now.

Whenever you find yourself criticizing someone for the way they have achieved something…let’s say money…you’re actually pushing that money away from yourself. “What?!, said you.” Hear me out.

Say you’re looking at some billionaire sports star thinking things like, “That’s insane that this guy makes so much money! He barely does anything to deserve it! He’s just got a good agent. There are so many more deserving people out there! He shouldn’t be aloud to make that kind of dough!” Those things you just said are pushing that money away from you. Think about it. What were the emotions going on inside you when you thought those things about that dude? Envy, anger, resentment, judgment…and where are those emotions on our emotional scale? Yep, at the bottom. So instead of focusing on how nice it would feel to have that amount of money at your disposal, you’re criticizing him for having it at his.

And it works that way on every subject.

When you’re criticizing the way your neighbor manifested a beautiful new car, you’re keeping a beautiful new car away from you. When you’re critical of how your coworker finagled a promotion, you’re keeping a promotion away from you.

So what if next time you see someone attract something you want in to his or her experience, you congratulate them? Why not look at how much fun he or she is having with it? Why not think about how great it will be when you have something similar?

Why not stop pushing it away?

In Munay….

It’s a leap of faith.

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In a recent quote from Abraham-Hicks, they said: “We’re asking you to trust in the Well-Being.” And it got me thinking. This whole Law of Attraction thing…at least at the start…is a big leap of faith. You have to trust. You have to trust that there is only a stream of good. You have to trust that all you have to do is ask. You have to trust that your thoughts are powerful attractors. You have to trust that joy and love and appreciation for all things around you will make a difference. You have to trust that if you do these things, all good will come to you. You have to trust that it’s okay to just get out of the way and let it happen.

You have to take a leap of faith.

The problem is, that leap of faith feels like you have to let go of control. It’s scary. “I’m supposed to just put my wants and desires out there and just trust that the Universe is in divine order and that, if I do this, everything I want will come to me?” Yikes.

We live in a society that is based on control. We think, in order for the things we want to come to us or happen to us, we need to wrestle the situation down, to control all aspects of the situation. We have to set goals. We have to follow the rules step by step. We have to struggle to get what we want. We have to MAKE it happen.

But what if taking that leap of faith was making it happen…

In Munay….