Daily Nugget of Gold 668
Tracing Negative Events Back
(With deepest love and sympathy, this issue is dedicated to MaryJo Massar and Ernest Massar III)
We’ve spoken about noticing when The Law of Attraction was working in regards to things we wish to attract into our lives. For a little while here, we’d like to discuss the opposite of that and the importance of recognizing how at least some of the things we perceived as being negative may have had roots in our thoughts. Before we begin, we should point out that every negative situation has positive aspects, important lessons, or enhanced opportunities for us as well. This exercise is not about beating ourselves up for thinking negatively, but about learning from past experiences and confirming the fact that the law works both ways as an affirmation that the law could have been in operation in this circumstance as well.
When we have something we see as negative happen, especially unexpectedly, we may want to think back to what we were thinking before that and search our thoughts for anything that we were feeling or imagining as possibilities. Did we predict the event? If we did, this might have come to us as intuition which we ignored or didn’t believe was accurate. That doesn’t mean that our negative thought drove the event exactly, but that we may have been given guidance and either didn’t recognize it or had second thoughts about it.
Did we have a passing thought of a possible negative event happening at the same time we were in a very negative state? Remember that our mood amplifies our thought and sets the wheels of The Law of Attraction in motion, and this is one reason why we want to get really good at managing our state so we are feeling good more and more of the time and letting those little frustrations and the need to blame others or even ourselves go. Take note, therefore, not only of your casual thoughts but what sort of mood you were in when you thought them if you believe they just might have had something to do with the outcome you received.
If something truly tragic occurs, give yourself a pass, especially at first. This self examination we’ve been describing is not for the purpose of guilt -trips, but merely to help us learn how to do better as we go along. Even in the most tragic of circumstances we will find many things of value come out of it as we survive the experience. The loss of a loved one, for instance, does not mean that we are to blame-even if we thought negatively beforehand. This is because there are some really complex interactions and perhaps other factors, known or unknown, which may have contributed so there is absolutely no sense in focusing blame, but rather let’s use the event as a way to move forward with deeper meaning and passion. As time goes on we may come to a better understanding about what happened and maybe even use this event as a springboard to help others.
Remember, even in these intraspective moments it’s important to feel good. Recalling fond memories instead of dwelling on a tragedy is one such way to do that. Do these things with a positive mental attitude and a calm, loving feeling of progressively building a better understanding of The Law of Attraction and our use of it. Do it for love of ourselves and if we’re not ready for this yet, that’s okay. One day we will be.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I learn about The Law of Attraction from seemingly negative outcomes?”
Copyright 2012 Kevin Littleton, all rights reserved.