Clearing Negativity ~ Energy Clearing
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Clearing Negativity: Who You Were
By Melanie Votaw
Jan worked as a secretary for many years and complained constantly to anyone who would listen about how much she disliked her job and how much she really wanted to be an actress. It took a lot of energy to hate her life so much, and Jan came home from work every night too tired to study or go to auditions. When she finally began to work on clearing her negativity, she not only had the energy to study, but her boss allowed her to take time off for auditions. She was suddenly much more content in her secretarial job, knowing she was on her way to fulfilling her purpose.
How often do you feel positive about yourself, your life and the world? Do you spend a lot of time feeling dissatisfied and defeated? There are several ways to release negative thought patterns.
The Negative Film in the Mind
Our negative beliefs and feelings often play out in our minds like a movie we've seen 100 times. And even though we tune it out, we are still emotionally affected by the content. These negative beliefs are usually a result of something that has happened in the past. Fear tells us that we must brace against the same thing happening again, and this keeps us living in a state of defensiveness. A lot of energy is expended against something that will probably never happen, and even if it does, fear doesn't prevent it from happening. We simply waste a lot of energy preparing for the worst.
Working with Negative Beliefs
Write down a couple of your primary negative beliefs about:
"Making a living doing what I love is difficult."
"Wealthy people are selfish."
"I never have time for fun."
"If I follow my dreams, my family won't love me anymore."
"I can't do anything special."
Use the Web tool to help you with this exercise.
Rewrite the Script
Now, practice turning each negative belief into a positive affirmation, such as "Making a living doing what I love is easy."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers." ~ Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet
Origins of Belief
Families tend to create laws, which everyone within the family must adhere to. These laws, in turn, create beliefs that you assume are truths. For example, you must be quiet when Dad comes home. Or, all women are possessive...
Read the first belief that you wrote in the previous Script exercise, close your eyes, and ask yourself how old you were when this belief was formed. It might help to remember specific events from childhood that included family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving. Picture yourself in your mind at that age, and send compassion and love to the young person you were. Tell your younger self that this belief is not true, and you will now replace it with a more loving, expansive belief.
Notice if you feel any fear at the prospect of letting go of this belief. Usually, negative beliefs are a form of protection that you created to keep you safe when you were young and vulnerable. As you grow, that protection is no longer necessary.
As you make your energy more positive, practice viewing the world through that lens; see the light in everything and everyone. See everyone as an angel, no matter how far from an angel they may behave. Notice how different you feel and how different the world responds to you.
Practice both seeing the world and yourself through a negative lens and then through a positive lens. Continue this exercise until you see how much everything around you changes when you are positive.
I recently had to go to the Social Security Administration office. I was not feeling well during my first visit, and the energy there was very negative. The employees were unkind, and it was a very unpleasant experience. When I realized I would have to go back to the office to finish my business there, I spent some time the day before visualizing the place filled with white light, sending positive thoughts and energy to everyone in the building. My next visit was like being in an entirely different place. The employees were kind to me, and one of them even apologized for my having to return a second time!
Negativity is pervasive in our culture. It takes constant vigilance to remain positive. Make a commitment to yourself that you will become more aware of your negative thought patterns and make a concerted effort to become more positive.
Copyright © Melanie Votaw. All rights reserved. Excerpted from Melanie Votaw's Discovering Your Life Purpose: Living the Life You Were Born to Live. To read this lesson in full with interactive Web exercises, enroll today. Course includes interactive web tools and audio meditations. Learn more about Melanie Votaw and her life purpose training course now.
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