There’s been a lot of commotion in the United States lately centered around politics. Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably experienced it, even if you aren’t glued to the daily news updates. If you’re into the law of attraction (or even if you’re not), this is a perfect time to practice what deliberate creators know about alignment, self-care, focusing on what’s important to you and then finding ways to feel good everyday. While it may seem challenging, all this commotion is a time to appreciate the unwanted junk for the opportunities it creates to focus in on our intentions and then let them go. Yes, let them go! While it’s often easier said than done at times, practice will get you there.
I have been pretty good at following my “feel good” emotions and have practiced this for years and am very aware when I’m allowing my emotions to drag me down because of outside circumstances. Because of this self-awareness, I can quickly turn it around. This didn’t happen overnight. I took one practice and applied it very deliberately over time, then added more. The practice of finding relief from your emotions (from Abraham-Hicks) has served me very well in life, and I live a happy life. If it doesn’t feel good to hear the news, I turn it off. If it feels good to sing, I sing. If it feels good to take a nap, I nap. And if something excites me, I really go in that direction! I listen to my intuition (gut) and follow it. There are many practices that got me here and these are just a few.
I thought I’d put together a few of my thoughts about how I’m handling all this unwanted contrast in my country right now with an intention that it’s there for the reading for anyone seeking it. My intention is that those who are seeking relief will find relief in an idea or two here.
I am conscious of the words I use and the emotions they invoke. I don’t like hate and I’d really rather have love! I don’t fight AGAINST anything or anyone anymore, as that will only create more to fight against. Therefore, I don’t use “resist” in my language and involvement in what’s happening. I’d much rather be FOR something instead. So I like words like advocate and empower, instead of resist. So, I’m not “fighting,” I’m “empowered and advocating.” That feels so much better!
All of this activity takes energy and it’s important to take care of myself. So I find time everyday for rest. That can take different forms, from a few minutes each morning listening to an audio meditation, to a quick little nap on weekends, to saying “no” to one more thing in my day, to listening to music or one of Abraham’s recordings. There are many ways I “rest” my mind and body and these are just a few. This keeps me grounded and focused so that I don’t internalize the negative energy that may be around.
I’ve gotten very adept at this one. This will take you to wonderful places if you find time to appreciate everyday. I sometimes write in a journal, post on my gratitude blog or in my Facebook appreciation group, or just say things out loud in the car on my way to work. There is ALWAYS something or someone to appreciate. Practice this everyday and watch how your life changes.
I am not physically fit at all but I know the value of this. I find ways to move everyday and recently bought a treadmill. Just moving more releases stress and can make a difference in how you react to what’s happening. Moving my body feels good and when you feel good, you feel better, thereby attracting more to feel good about in return.
Giving feels good to me. Whether it’s giving of your time or money, when you give to others without expectation of any reward in return, it does come back to you and it feels good! In this political climate, I am giving to organizations and causes that I believe in.
DEFINE WHAT YOU WANT (FOCUS)
The beauty of all that “unwanted” stuff out there is that it’s an opportunity to focus in on what you want. Here’s some examples. Instead of listing them as “wants” or “intentions,” I’m going to play the “Wouldn’t it be nice?” game from Abraham-Hicks.
WOULDN’T IT BE NICE?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if all of our elected officials were authentic and truthful?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if Congress were transparent with the public in what its proposing and doing?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone followed ethical behavior in our government?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if all this unwanted contrast resulted in new and inspired people getting involved in our democratic process?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a society where few or no laws were broken?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we learned how to accept, instead of judge others?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if it were easy to change an unfair law and for the good of all?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if people were kind, compassionate and listened to others they don’t agree with?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we always had a President who leads by example that all Americans can be inspired by?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if all media were respectful and accurate in its reporting?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone is kept safe in this country?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had access to public education that’s thriving?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if affordable health care were available for all?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if people were paid a decent wage they could comfortably live on, no matter which state they’re in?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if women were paid the same as men for equal work?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we’d honor our treaties and promises to the indigenous population?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if families were kept together, even if one or some were undocumented?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we’d truly learn from each other, and value our cultural differences?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if our planet became much greener and we turned the climate change around, leaving a much better space for our children and grandchildren?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we invested in jobs in the environmental sector and these businesses and employees thrived?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we found a miracle way of rehabilitating people who broke the law so that the change was permanent and let them live productive lives?
- Wouldn’t it be nice knowing we take care of each other, no matter what?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone paid their fair share of taxes for society’s good?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone understood our Constitution and the separation of powers?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if gatherings of disagreement were always peaceful?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if the U.S. were seen as THE role model for the rest of the world in promoting peace and human rights for all?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if all the US National Parks were thriving and every American had a chance to experience them often?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone’s civil rights were protected?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone who was qualified voted in all elections?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a fair voting process across this entire country?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we had affordable public transportation all over this country?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone had a high quality of life, with accessible education, health care, income, housing, opportunities for growth, and clean spaces in which to play?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone had clean water?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if abundance of finances abounded in every household?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone had someone to love and someone who loves them?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if people realized there is plenty of wealth to go around and that we don’t need to hoard it out of fear of losing it?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone were generous of their time and money with others?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we no longer needed animal shelters as all are well cared for by people?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we found cures for health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, the common cold, diabetes, heart disease, mental illness and other disorders?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone could follow their dreams, without fear of failure or persecution?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if we truly believed in miracles and they happened everyday?
Yes, these things would be great! Now, it’s not up to me or you to figure out HOW this will all manifest: that comes by letting your intentions go and trusting in your faith and knowing that it will all work out in the end. In the meantime, pay attention to what inspires you and follow that! So if it inspires you to call your Senator or to join a peaceful protest, do it. There’s no “one way fits all” here. That’s the beauty of deliberate creation: you get to choose what feels good to you! And when you see “evidence” in your physical surroundings of more of what you like, that’s the time to really tune your appreciation skills into high gear.