Fear, of course being the biggest culprit, feeds our already fragile thought process. We all have experienced that vicious cycle between habitual wrong thoughts, brought on by our daily distress’ and anxiety, and raw emotions – which are feelings exaggerated and in many instances are making a mountain out of a molehill, so to speak. Fear, sheer terror, and anxiety of what’s yet to come feed each other, and the downward spiral begins. I call it the “black hole”. It has been staring at me during the last six month several times to say the least.
“What is going on inside me?” is a good question to ask when feeling depressed, unloved, or lonely, unwell, or just plain miserable. Do we wonder why we feel the way we feel, trying to get to the bottom of things? What triggers this unhealthy mood and is it reversible?
We can sense the “black hole” coming on ever so slightly and then, suddenly, our mood changes. Something triggers us to jump back to memories of an old hurt, disappointment, or resentment. We’re not quite sure what made us think of this occurrence, but suddenly and unwittingly we experience this knot in our stomach, the heart races and we mire in negative emotions. We recall instantaneously the harmful effect this incident had at the time, and we start comparing to other, more current, unpleasant and painful happenings.
Continuously dwelling on the wrong situation or person feeds energy into the emotion, which in turn energizes the wrong thought pattern. As I said, it’s a vicious and unhealthy cycle.
How do we stop these feelings when we feel them coming on? First, we must realize, believe it or not, that these unpleasant experiences, including sickness, are actually good for us. They are lessons. They are what we need to progress at the time; like a swift kick in the butt to move forward. They are blessings.
Secondly, visualizing is a great tool - visualize turning the “black hole” into a radiant circle of light. Visualize yourself happy and healthy.
Thirdly, we must turn the “black hole” upside down by refusing to fall into it. As difficult as it seems to be, we have a choice: we can either continue to dwell on the past, all that negativity and despair, and the thoughts that led up to our destructive mood, or we can say “No, I will not think such wrong harmful thoughts again. I will not allow someone else to hurt me. I want to be healthy and happy. I want to live with love in my heart.”
We can acknowledge the situation, feelings, and emotions for what they are, or we can continue to suffer. It is up to us. Dr. Joseph Murphy, metaphysician, and author of many wonderful, inspirational books, said it so beautifully:
“Fill your mind with the eternal truths of God (Divine Wisdom) by busying your mind with the concepts that God is Love, Peace, Joy, Beauty, Wholeness and Wisdom, and that his River of Peace and Infinite Ocean of Love are flowing through your conscious and subconscious mind.”
Divine Intelligence will work everything out for us perfectly and Divine Guidance will show us the way to a more harmonious life. However, we must allow and not obstruct this miracle. The “black hole” disappears when we allow our radiant circle of light to illuminate our being!
With Love, ULRIKE