Like many metaphysicians, Shamans believe that thoughts are things. Sometimes part of their work is to transform the negative thoughts that are causing illness in their body.
Where do negative thoughts come from?
If negative thoughts make you sick, where do they come from? The first place to look is within yourself, the negative affirmations you’re giving yourself.
But what blew my mind, what sent me rushing to write this article, is that my negative thoughts can cause illness in someone else.
Wow. Bummer. I need to monitor that.
How you see others affects them
I’ve just gone through a rather judgmental period of watching my sister move and finding her ineffectiveness annoying. She is very harmful to herself with phrases like “I’m scared, I can’t do that, I can’t learn that, I don’t know how to do that.” All of these are extremely damaging.
But what struck me the most is that my thoughts of seeing her as ineffective were helping hold her in that place of ineffectiveness as well.
Now, I don’t run around thinking negative thoughts as a rule but… Well, I’ve had to work hard at looking for my own feelings of inclusiveness (we’re all one light) and eliminating my own negativity (we’re all one light).
If you look at someone with pity, you hold them in a place where they feel themselves as deserving pity. When you look at someone as being wrong, you increase the separation you both feel. When you see someone as sick, your thoughts help hold them in the place of sickness. How you see others is very, very powerful.
We need to examine our own thoughts in order to encourage positive change.
I have to transform my thoughts
How do I do that? How do I change my thinking? I’ve begun to look for and see love and light and illumination everywhere. In the troubled places. In the scared places, in the desperate places, in the angry places. I need to choose to see light everywhere. Radiant light, the light of wholeness, the light of oneness, the light that is all we each are.
It may take some practice.
I can transform negativity with my mind
I have to make some decisions. I get to monitor what I allow myself to focus on.
For instance, one newscaster seems to put more drama and angst in his reporting. I now listen to the one who calmly relates the happenings of the day. I love PBS news because they clearly report both sides so fairly. However, I also love to watch the late night shows. Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers are my favorites. Their jokes are relevant and intelligent and right on – for me. I have to look at what that focus does with my version of spreading light into the world. It’s not that it’s dark humor, it’s that they focus on what is not working in the world.
What we focus on, we get more of…
If I just sit here radiating light, I will not know what’s going on and what to focus light on. On one hand, that’s just fine, because light to the planet is light to the planet, it goes everywhere and heals what is open to be healed.
Are they open to be healed?
What if someone doesn’t want to be healed? What if someone is just fine with being angry and judgmental?
Well, that’s their choice.
What I can do is shine my light so that anyone who’s looking can see it and bring it into their life. No judgment. No anger. Just healing, wholing, radiant light.
Change your thinking, change your life
If you begin at this very moment to monitor and destroy all your negative thoughts, your life will change. Clear out the sabotaging beliefs you send yourself. Look closely at what thoughts you send out into the world.
There’s a television news host in my area who invites “rants.” It’s really the worst idea I’ve ever seen because it helps people focus on being judgmental and critical. It’s very negative energy to put out into our world. (Maybe I should write a rant about the… No, see, my negative input would simply add negative input. Light. I have to radiate light and let it go where it’s needed.)
See the goodness
If you can find some inherent goodness in a situation or a person, focus on that. It’ll change you, and it’ll change their reaction that comes to you. Instead of spending time in your day talking about what does not work, spend more time focusing on a discussion of what does work.
Change your focus, change your life.
Feel the energy of negative thought
I can literally feel anger. When I’m around people expressing anger, I have to leave their company because it physically hurts my body.
I wonder what negativity I unconsciously allow into my life that’s harmful and non-supportive. I’ve got to look out for that.
Think of your thoughts as light
If you begin to think of all your thoughts as beams of light, then you’ll also notice that some are brighter and more luminous than others. That’s what you want to send. Not dull, negative thoughts. They do not help our world raise its consciousness. They do not help us heal ourselves.
Notice your thoughts. Monitor them. Change them.
Positive thoughts will change you.
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