Alchemy (n.) 1. the medieval forerunner of chemistry, esp. seeking to turn base metals into gold or silver. The art of transmuting metals.; 2. a miraculous transformation or the means of achieving this.
Waking up can be a struggle. I found myself at the bottom of the barrel,
without knowing what put me there.
I wouldn’t speak to people. Not because I was afraid,
but because I didn’t know what to say.
I didn’t know what was wrong, so what would I even talk about?
I ultimately decided against medication and counselling,
and opted to look internally instead.
I cut out things that frustrated me – social network timelines and statuses,
and started to read more. I went through a few books on the Laws of the Universe,
Meditation and Yoga, Self-Help and Positivity.
Beginning to feel self-righteous and worldly, I wanted to know more.
Particularly, how everything is connected with everything else.
Though there are many Laws of the Universe, I focused on
The Law of Attraction: “this demonstrates how we create things,
events and people that come into our lives. Our thoughts,
feelings, words and actions produce energy, which, in turn, attracts like energies.”
Your world is shaped by the energy you give out.
You can achieve anything you desire, provided you’ve the right focus.
Being pinned down with negative feelings attracts negative energy.
Have you noticed when something goes wrong, everything else seems to go wrong too?
I very much appreciated that, so I began to shift my energy by:
- Continuing to read
- Speaking to others more – and most importantly – listening
- Trying to make people happy, even when I wasn’t
- Ensuring I was cutting out things that would frustrate me
- Writing: I focused properly, and started creating a book
- Surrounding myself with talented, like-minded musicians and friends
- Calming the ‘noise’ in my mind enough to meditate (let’s say there’s still some work to be done here…!)
I’m still very much a novice at shifting energy, and thinking positively.
But one thing I noticed a lot of people do, was get frustrated when they had dips.
No one expects you to stay happy 24/7, 365. You’ll drive yourself crazy.
The problem lies when we hold on to those negative thoughts.
Let them ride out, and then get back to your positive outlook.
Learn from mistakes, and allow yourself to make them.
Replace your negative thoughts, with positive ones.
Something to Read:
“It’s Not How Good You Are, But How Good You Want To Be” by Paul Arden
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
“The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne
“The Master Key System” by Charles F. Haanel
“Chicken Soup for the Soul” by Jack Canfield
“All That Men Know About Women” by Dr. Alan Francis
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