This morning I started thinking about wishes, manifestation, and how people resist their "good." I spent years being clinically depressed and resisting my good, but I'm not depressed anymore. Most of the time, I am not even sad. The main reason I'm not depressed is because I decided that I was no longer a victim to life or to circumstance. I decided that I have the power to create my own life experience -- and it didn't have to be a sad, miserable one.
Am I implying it is that easy to shake depression? No.
Am I saying that our thoughts help create our life experiences? Absolutely.
Our thoughts are the lens that we see the world through. If we can become conscious of our thoughts, we can change them for the better.
Whenever I was actively trying to change my way of thinking, I realized that most of my thoughts were resistance; they were critical, angry, and self-defeating. I was resisting my own "good."
The good is all of the potential we have: our dreams, talents, fulfillment, and happiness.
Are you resisting your good?
If you resist your good, you end up in situations that are difficult, and you end up replaying self-defeating thoughts. You become blind to the opportunities right in front of you. Your life becomes devoid of gratitude. You may procrastinate, downplay your talents, blame others, or blame the world for the unpleasant circumstances in your life.
- You can begin to shake resistance by becoming cognizant of your thoughts. Become an observer of them, not a participant in them.
- Whenever you have a negative thought, you can do an affirmation or focus on one thing you are grateful for to shift your energy. One of my favorite affirmations is:
"I am willing to release the need to resist my good."
(That affirmation, along with my initial shift in perspective, is all courtesy of Louise Hay. I think her book You Can Heal Your Life is life changing and I recommend it to everyone.)
The right attitude aligns you with your good. You start feeling better, which enables you to act in your life. You start making better choices, consciously. You become grateful. You know what feels right and what feels wrong.
Last, but most importantly, there is a beautiful orchestration to life.
When you have the right attitude and you trust in the underlying orchestration of events -- placed there by some unfathomable, infinite intelligence -- life begins to carry you.
Life becomes this fluid stream of events leading you to always be at the right place at the right time. It's this uncanny and amazing thing I've witnessed so many times in my life and in the life of others. I wrote about it in the blog post before this one called Beautiful Synchronicity.
When you are in this flow, it seems like circumstances mysteriously rearrange themselves just for you. You don't have to fight; you just have to trust in this flow.
You can live a beautiful life.
Take your power back and stop resisting your good. Trust that there is an underlying orchestration of events beyond your comprehension. Be grateful for what you have.
May you always find what you need.