Over the years, I’ve regarded “positive thinking” as naive and simplistic.
I’ve seen it as papering over reality, confining spontaneity, etc. I’ve preferred such things as “truth” and “authenticity” to it.
However, recently, having had a vasana go off related to long bank lineups, I delved more deeply. I began to see that my support for truth and authenticity was in part self-serving. It suited my own proclivities.
Growing up amid emotional and physical abuse, I made a career out of being a complainer. Unbeknownst to me, that kept me chained to a negative role in life. But I masked it by standing on principle – I was just being authentic and truthful.
That “stand” – or rather the use I’ve been putting it to – is no longer proving completely satisfactory and now has to go. That day in the bank I saw that I needed to make a shift from predominantly negative ways of handling important situations in life to predominantly positive.
I researched the matter and two comments – one by Matthew Ward and another by Archangel Michael – best summarized the reasons for dropping negative ways of being for positive.
Matthew Ward detailed the “physics” of the matter:
“Energy is neutral, but streams of energy can be directed by their attachments of thought forms. The forms are actual substances, albeit invisible to your vision, and they are created by every thought, feeling and action of every life in existence. Thus the attachments are either positive or negative in nature, and this universe is teeming with both.
“The closer [one is] to any energy movement, the more profoundly they are affected. Your world is awash with duality’s negative components—fear, warring, divisiveness, rage, greed, deception, corruption, poverty and random violence—you are at the epicenter of dynamic quaking and shaking.
“Not only are those negative streamer attachments being generated there. They are emanating from there. Through the physics that governs life in this universe, energy generated anywhere shoots out into space, attracts and attaches itself to the nearest similar energy and, like a boomerang, returns with that reinforcement.
“Because Earth’s streamers at duality’s negative end are being sent out in abundance, they are attracting and bringing back exactly what they sent out. This immutable law of attraction is why your world still is steeped in turmoil. …
“Those kinds of thoughts and feelings are fraught with the negativity that prolongs the situations that they want ended!” (1)
Like attracts like. Positive attracts positive. Negative attracts negative. The negative goes out into space and attracts itself to itself, returning with renewed vigor. I get Matthew’s physics.
This passage finally got in, past my barriers and my familiar pattern of using self-righteous negativity to get what I wanted.
I further resonated with a passage from Archangel Michael about how the subconscious mind worked.
“The subconscious mind – your subjective mind – is part of the Etheric Body consciousness, and it records and stores everything you experience, what you see, hear, think and feel emotionally. The subconscious mind takes everything literally, and it does not matter if you have experienced an event or just imagined it vividly, the subconscious mind registers it as fact.
“That is why it is so important to change negative, debilitating, past memories into positive memories. Your thoughts and intentions resonate to specific frequencies, and by changing the frequency patterns you project through the use of will power and conscious effort, you will gradually create the life, physical health and circumstances you desire.” (2)
So at last I made the long-overdue switch, which is perhaps the deepest and most essential switch I can think of making, from resorting to the negative to staying with the positive. I’ve seen the writing on the wall and surrendered, agreeing to go another way.
That includes everything from irritation to anger, complaints to edginess. None of it is of love. All of it has to go.
SaLuSa tells us that taking the first step is the hardest:
“Making those first positive moves are the hardest, as you will be reluctant to leave your old established ways behind.
“Sometimes it involves family and friends, and the new you seems somewhat strange to them. You may even experience opposition or direct rejection, as your psyche changes. We would say that it is important to stay on your path and not be held back by emotional reactions.” (3)
Matthew adds a final sobering note:
“It does take effort to switch from negative thinking to positive, so ask for ‘divine’ help – and cooperate with your helpers!” (4)
Amen to that and I do ask for help.
SaLuSa recognizes the timeliness of this process:
“These are times when you are dealing with personal battles within. Old beliefs and knowledge that do not carry the new higher vibrations are surfacing for clearing, but sometimes it is hard to let go. You are entering a period of intense changes and the old is breaking down, and the new energies bring truth and all that you require to forge ahead on the pathway to the Golden Age.
“It will be quite a revelation as you realize the immensity of the changes to self, as your old mindset is easily replaced by all that is pure and wholesome. Indeed, as you progress it becomes easier to move further along the path of Ascension. Making those first positive moves are the hardest, as you will be reluctant to leave your old established ways behind.” (5)
All I have at this time is the choice having been made – a radical change of vote. I don’t have the slightest clue as to what to do next. The work of constant awareness and recalibration has only just begun.
I’ll be looking more at positivity vs negativity and the process of making the switch after Xmas.
(1) Matthews’s Message, Oct. 21, 2012, at http://www.matthewbooks.com.
(2) “Archangel Michael – The Essence of Who You Are,” transmitted through Ronna Herman, Sacred Scribe, April 30, 2013, at http://www.ronnastar.com/.
(3) SaLuSa, Aug. 9, 2010, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm.
(4) Matthew’s Message, ibid., April 26, 2010. Of the switch, he adds:
“To achieve the balanced experiencing necessary for spiritual growth, a soul may spend hundreds or more lifetimes evolving out of duality’s negative potential into the positive end of the spectrum, where the energy of love, peace, generosity, harmony, honor and kindness prevails.
“In this unique time in the universe when all experiencing is being accelerated, souls have been given the unprecedented opportunity to evolve out of third density’s low vibrations and physically accompany Earth into higher energy planes.” (Matthew’s Message, ibid., Jan. 11, 2010.)
(5) SaLuSa, ibid., Aug. 9, 2010.