Sunday, July 7, 2013

Cancelled thoughts

I had a date last night. It didn't go. I don't mean that it didn't go well. It just didn't go. I was ready. He was ready. But both of us would have had to jump through a few hoops to go out. We rain-checked and I changed out of my dress and settled in. What was I to do now? I didn't even think about it? I found myself snuggled with my books and my son for an impromptu movie night. I smiled ear to ear when I realized this is what I really wanted to do.

Don't get me wrong. I do like Handsome and we will have dinner together, but last night was not going to be the night, even though we had planned dinner a week ago. I know what happened. Although I was excited about going out, I kept thinking about my son and how we haven't done much together this summer. I imagined a movie night with popcorn and ice cream sandwiches. I kept thinking, also, that I want to catch up on my reading. I have a stack of books on my nightstand waiting for me. In essence, I cancelled out my thoughts of a date with thoughts of movies and books. I manifested what my thoughts insisted on.

We do this all the time. We affirm that we want to spend more time with our loved ones, find a better job, manage money wisely, lose weight, be kinder to ourselves and others–then we cancel out these thoughts by thinking if we could only be left alone for a moment, this job sucks, I need more money, I hate my body, I can't believe I was so stupid, everyone around me is so annoying. We have our best intentions to think thoughts that will create the life we want. Yet, out of habit or falling in with the crowd, we have contradictory thoughts throughout the day. No wonder our affirmations are not working.

But they are.

Our thoughts and  words are affirmations. Pay attention to what you say and think. When you catch yourself in a negative thought, correct that thought to one that affirms your intention. The Universe is listening and will deliver what you insist on. Today is a good day to turn it around. Instead of canceling out your positive affirmations, outnumber your fearful and negative thoughts with thoughts of love, prosperity, new possibilities, happiness, health, success, well-being, creativity, joy, beauty and abundance.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, we usually changed our thought to negative without even realizing it. When I feel sad I usually start singing and it help me change my frequence and that way I am able to go back to my original affirmation.