Yesterday as the world turned in its usual way I found a great many things surrounded me that made me feel out of whack. Somehow those things really seemed to get to me. I allowed them in and from that moment that I allowed them in those negatives began to take over. My entire day was filled with the feeling of inadequacy. I felt as though nothing I did was good enough.
Then something happened, I realized what I was allowing in my life. I had allowed the feelings and thoughts of others to invade me. I took their negatives and made them my own. Oh sure, I had plenty going on that would stress anyone out but this time I allowed myself to feel depressed over those things.
Once I was feeling low, the next negative was able to creep in. This drama and that drama, most having nothing to do with me at all, seemed to pile onto my shoulders. I began working toward fixing the negatives instead of focusing on the positives.
Once I realized that things were beginning to spin out of control, I paused and found the beauty of life and nature that was visible to me at that moment. Suddenly things seemed clearer, brighter, and more peaceful. As I continued to focus on those positives I found myself appreciating the little things and that made my life seem fuller.
I am writing this as a reminder to all that we are all human. We will all have moments that feel as though life is more than we can bear, but there is hope. We have to find within ourselves the positives that bring us happiness. We need to put aside the worries and sadness in order to see the beauty of things around us and fully appreciate it. When we can do that we can move forward into the light of happiness.
Great memories of things that brought us through sadness or times we were truly happy can help us get through the rough patches along the path of life. We can focus on the magick of love that we shared with another, or the passion we found in ourselves as we jumped into doing a favorite hobby or project. Any number of the special memories that live within us can guide us to happiness again.
It is a fact that when we can find the positives in a little thing we can accomplish anything.
Think about it... if you pass someone on the street and they give you a dirty look your first reaction is a negative one, but maybe they were having a bad day and in no way intended to direct it to you. They did however just put you into the negative, though they were not trying to.
On the other hand if someone passes you on the street and you are having a bad day but they give you a smile or say something friendly it tends to turn your bad day into a good day, and you are compelled to send a smile right back to them in a cheery offering of silent understanding.
Now is the moment to reach out of the darkness that may have been clouding your view, your moment, and your life...share a smile, a happy moment, or positive word with another and feel how good making someone else can feel. Brighten your day by brightening the day of someone else. See life as a positive, not a burden.
Allow the positives of the life to fill you up and overflow from you to others...this alone will bring you great joy and it will set the standard for the world, the universe, and Spirit to send you even more positives. Be thankful for the little things and allow that thankfulness, that gratitude to fill your heart with happiness.
Think about what you do and say and how it will affect others around you. Say something positive and say it with a smile. It is a guarantee that the universe will act in kind and the happiness that you share with others will be returned to you. Don't forget to be thankful for each positive moment for that too shall reward you.
Many blessings to you as you begin your journey today. Each day is the first day of the rest of your life and each step on your path is the next step along your wonderful, magickal, and happy journey!
Many smiles from Lena
- Lena Townsend, RMP
- Lena Townsend is a Registered Metaphysical Practitioner (RMP) with the World Metaphysical Association (WMA). Lena also serves as a Membership Coordinator on the WMA Executive Board of Directors. She is a Certified Tarot Master and has been reading Tarot for over ten years. Lena is a Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher and an Ordained Minister. You may also find Lena writing as the Topeka Psychic Examiner on Examiner.com or working on various projects relating to her many intrests.