“Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.” Count Leo Tolstoy
It seems to me that the fall leaves are more brilliant than in past years. Their colors vibrate with an intensity that feels like nature is joyfully expressing its aliveness. Or is it just me? Is the vibration of my energy higher than usual? Am I the one that is more alive?
Something significant has transformed my life. Most of the time I am happy. This was not the case in the past. Today, many sources tell us that the vibration of the Universe is speeding up to lead us into a new age of peace, love, and community. This change affects us all, and if we are in alignment with ourselves, we will flow with this new energy. Not everything will be perfect and joyous, but our expanded awareness will allow us to make better choices and these choices will help us to be happier.
Thoughts Create Emotions
Despite the fact that this energy may be helping me to feel happier more often, I think there’s more to it than that. Our thoughts create our emotions, and I choose to monitor my thoughts. Reading certain books has reinforced the idea that how I think about a situation will determine how I experience it. Any of the Abraham books by Esther and Jerry Hicks use this thinking as their basis as does Science of Mind. At the bottom of the blog, I have recommended an Abraham video that does an excellent job of describing how to move from negative to positive emotions.
Balancing Our Energetic Alignment
We all need to pay attention to our thoughts. The thought comes up, “I have so much to do today. I’ll never get it done.” If we accept this thought and attach to it, we set ourselves up to fail or feel stressed. Instead, I think, “I have so much to do today. It will be fun and satisfying to get it all done. I look forward to today.” As I reconfigure the thought, I feel excited and know that all is well. I start by making a list of what I want to do and set priorities. That gives me a guide for the day that makes it easier to flow from one task to another. I also love to check off each item as it is completed and this reinforces my sense of accomplishment.
Laughing at Your Face in the Mirror
Whenever possible I choose to spend my time with people who, for the most part, focus on the positive. It is often difficult to maintain a positive point of view when we are around people who constantly irritate us. However, the people who irritate us the most may be here to serve as triggers for us or we are here to serve as triggers for them. Our conflicted interaction is an opportunity to learn major lessons. At times, they are mirroring something in us that we need to see.
Recently, as listened to a speaker, I became very irritated, thinking, “She’s too dramatic. What an ego. She needs to tone it down.” Then she announced that her topic that day was judgment. I couldn’t help laughing at myself. Not only have I been accused of being too emotional and dramatic, I immediately saw how she mirrored me. Letting go of my judgment of her presentation allowed me to really hear what she said, and it was powerful. Laughing at our foibles is an excellent way to raise our vibration.
Choice Empowers Us
When we consciously choose our responses to life’s challenges, we can begin to create the life we want. If we see life as always happening to us, we have no power. We can only empower ourselves by knowing that we can change our negative thoughts to more positive ones. We can choose to find the best in each day, each person and each experience and this will lift our vibration. Happiness is a choice. Everything in our lives doesn’t have to be perfect in order for us to be happy. Frankly, in this changing world, having at least one thing a day for which to be happy seems like a great gift to me. What makes you happy today? Please comment.
© 2011 Georganne Spruce