We can change how we feel by changing how we think about things. Sometimes it just takes practice in the form of small changes here and there, either in how we respond to people and situations, doing something different or changing our language and how we frame things.
Sometimes we can feel stuck in a rut because we are conditioned to think and believe certain things about ourselves and others. When we are so used to thinking that what 'we' believe is true, we can convince our self this is reality and there is no other way. So what can you do?
A good way to break the pattern of your thinking, or to change it up so you are not feeling so serious, glum or overwhelmed, is to find something to laugh about. Yes, good ol' fashioned laughter and a sense of the ridiculous is medicine for our soul. Play with life. Don't let your mind steer you towards suffering. It's only an illusion. We can choose to feel differently, it just takes practice.
When our circumstances appear grim, change the way you look at it and practise forgiveness.
So what do we mean by forgiveness? Forgiveness is when we choose to see people and situations through eyes of love rather than with judgment. When we choose to view life as providing many opportunities to think and feel differently, we can use these moments to learn something new about our self. It's a great way to check-in with our self and ask whether our current pattern or habit of thinking and doing is actually working for us.
When we remove the need or the attachment to having an opinion or judgment about everything and everyone, we are better able to practise 'being' and accepting what is, particularly other people. It's not our place to change others or what they believe, or even how they act. You don't have to like or agree with everything about someone else. It's good to realise that it's not our business, nor is it helpful or healthy to use our time and energy focusing on what others do, or not do.
Knowing we create our reality (i.e. how we feel and the experiences we attract) through our own perception and beliefs means we can create more ease in our life by guiding our thoughts to love and forgiveness. Life is not always fair, nor does it always go our way. However we can choose how we respond, with love and forgiveness, or with judgment and a desire to control.
If you find yourself caught up thinking about the actions of others, remember, they are the same in Spirit as all of us, regardless of their actions. They are doing what they know how at this moment in their life. We are all on a soul journey of continuous lessons that are shaping us and leading us to spiritual maturity and greater love.
When we come from the heart and see only Divine love in others, the universe reflects love, compassion and generosity of spirit in some form. As we alter our perceptions and choose a lens of love, the energy within us changes too. Life becomes less serious and way more enjoyable.
In truth, the universe is not conspiring against us, it is always responding to what we put out there.
Enjoy your life. Use your time to feel good and it will nourish you in return.
Rebecca Gabrielle, author of "The Power of Soul Loving - a spiritual guide to freedom".
Rebecca Gabrielle has been able to see the magnificence and truth of people’s souls from an early age. With a background in psychology, counselling, life-coaching, spiritual development, and energy healing, Rebecca has fine-tuned her psychic and intuitive skills to connect with the Divine to receive and deliver messages of unconditional love. Through her writing, soul-coaching and card readings she assists people to reconnect with their true self so they can experience clarity, peace of mind, joy and passion for doing what they love.