“Great and pure thoughts cannot be deposited in minds accumulated with rubbish.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
Good day everyone! Today I want to share a post to help direct healing in the mind and body. This is to remind us all about the tremendous power of our thoughts, words and actions – on ourselves!! Many times we can focus on things that happen around us and to us from the outside world. After an event is read, seen or experienced, a feeling is created within us. Then we think about the event in our minds, as we continue to also experience the feeling. The experiences that often leave the strongest impact in our minds are those which involve other people.
Remember that when we watch/listen to anything through any media, we often forget that the event is not actually happening to us – yet we may think about how not-easy the event would be if it did happen to us – this is how strong the effect of any media is on our minds (includes newspapers, radio, t.v. and anything online). To keep such an awareness when we are actually involved in an event takes even more mindful attention. This is why when something happens in a relationship that creates a conflict in our minds (and often through our own feelings/words/behaviours) we experience this even stronger. Let’s look at the common thoughts that arise in such situations.
Maybe you have experienced a situation (or more) where someone has lied, cheated, betrayed or behaved poorly (perhaps downright wrongly) with you. The experience is very clear where someone did something that was absolutely not right. Remember this action or experience is done by something (someone) outside of YOU. And what do you (many of us) do? We think about it. We feel hurt, rejected and/or insulted. Depending on how close the relationship/friendship is, we will likely think – “how could they do this to me after all that I have done for them?!” We may even realize that we took care of the person while even neglecting our own needs in the time, and now… the person does this!
We carry the hurt/pain/disappointment/grief/anger/insult in our minds, often re-telling or re-living the experience in our own minds and/or with others. So what happened was an event (or several) and now we are holding it in our minds. Holding such low-vibrational thoughts in our minds then brings about more low-vibrational feelings (sadness and low energy) and finally results in something seen outside of us – like aches, pains, and various chronic diseases that manifest in our bodies. This experience is not because of something someone else did to us, but rather what we did to ourselves by re-living the experience in our minds.
I’ve heard many people use the phrase “this is killing me” – to describe workplace politics/expectations, or expectations felt from loved ones. Remember that we also have expectations from others. This is the thought that needs to be changed for our best health. If we can refocus on our Awareness of our pure and complete selves, we will not create (as many already have) a dependence on others for our own peace and happiness which is always contained within ourselves. When we are not asking for this energy from others (whether from professional or personal connections) we can remember that we ourselves carry this energy. So when someone does not behave in a good way towards us, we can come from a compassionate space of understanding, rather than a reactive space of judgement.
We can all benefit from reminding ourselves (and taking ownership) of our own thought patterns. We can try experimenting and notice that when I have made myself not-happy or not-energized from repeating low-vibration thoughts in my mind, I can also re-energize and re-create the pure and peaceful joy that is my true nature. This takes mindful attention and I can do this to heal my mind, body and soul. Try this for just one month and see how much better you will start feeling in your own mind and body, and how much healthier your relationships become too. This works.
Does poor behaviour benefit from correcting? Most definitely. In a gentle, kind, and nurturing way from the energy of love and compassion. Let us all begin with ourselves to correct our own patterns of unkind re-living of wounds and fears that are held in our own minds. As we correct our own thought patterns, we strengthen our Higher Self/Soul energy to heal ourselves and then those around us as well.