Negative thinking puts you in a state of expecting the worst and waiting for things to go wrong.
It’s a self-feeding pattern that, if not nipped in the bud, can lead to such things as:
- Procrastination/feeling stuck
- Poverty mindset/behaviors
…Even physical ailments!
How do I know this? Because I used to be guilty of negative thinking, myself!
It took me years to transform my own negative thought patterns – and I am so grateful that I went on the journey to do so, because I am so happy as a result!
The most important thing I’ve learned about negative thinking is that – more often than not – the negative thoughts are not even our own!
Throughout our years of development, we tend to take on the energies, patterns and thoughts of those around us – family, friends, teachers, co-workers, etc….without even being aware that we are doing this. As a result, we can have thoughts and worries going round and round in our heads and not even know why.
Once we decide to be conscious regarding our thoughts, we can start to weed out those that are not only unhelpful, but that we don’t even agree with at the end of the day.
Example: Earlier this year I was looking over some old journals of mine that I had kept during my 20’s. They contained lots of cool stream of consciousness poetry, and I enjoyed looking back on that!
However, they also contained some very negative self-talk. Being at the point I am now in life, I couldn’t even begin to fathom what brought me to write those things. Feeling into it, I realized it wasn’t even “mine” in the first place – I was picking up on the negative self-outlooks of others and taking them on as my own. This is very common for sensitive people, and so we must become hyper-aware of what is ours – and what is NOT ours!
> We must let go of other peoples’ baggage in order to not only preserve our sanity, but to allow ourselves to BE our TRUE selves.
We must let go of other peoples’ baggage in order to not only preserve our sanity, but to allow ourselves to BE our TRUE selves.
We must understand that we are here to shine our essence out into the world as the unique, beautiful souls we are!
And that it is our birthright to BE Happy, Healthy and Wealthy!
I am Astra – Universal Wisdom Leader, Shaman, Teacher and Principal of the Shamanic Empowerment School.