One way to approach the unexpected is to look at it and consider, “This is good because…”
This is one of the best mechanisms I have ever come across for redirecting negative thinking. Jen Sincero explains it in her outstanding book You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Live an Awesome Life (I cannot recommend this particular book enough). When you encounter the unexpected, this idea can totally turn it around, and give you a more positive perspective where it might otherwise be lacking.
When you get pulled over by the cops for speeding, or dumped by your lover, or simply face a typical Monday, applying this can help shift your thinking, and raise up your vibration to bring in more positivity. I got pulled over. This is good because maybe I avoided getting into an accident and having an even larger expense. I got dumped. This is good because he/she clearly was not right for me. Monday. This is good because anything is possible.
Our perspective is unique to each and every one of us. How I see the world is not how you see the world, nor anyone else. We all come at life from different places. This is why small groups of people all believe things that larger groups of people can empirically prove to be untrue. While this can be a disadvantage when it comes to larger groups, more often than not it can actually be advantageous to us as individuals.
We live in an abundant universe. Yes, I know that that can be hard to see sometimes. But that does not diminish the truth of this statement. The universe is full to overflowing with anything and everything we can conceive of. Reframing the negativity to create positivity is a matter of raising our vibrational energy, and when we vibrate at a higher frequency we create better things for our lives.
How you perceive the world around you is wholly your perspective. You have more control over this than you think, which is why when you are faced with a negative, redirecting it to something positive can help how you feel. I know that I prefer to feel positive and good way more than I prefer to feel negative and bad. Approaching unexpected things, or even unwanted and expected things, with the notion of seeking out a “This is good because” can open us to better possibilities.
This is not just the proverbial silver lining in a given cloud. This is about turning around certain situations so as not to lower our vibrational energies, and manifest more of what we do not want. Consciousness creates reality; like attracts like. When we see we can choose to maintain a higher frequency and draw better to ourselves, we manifest more of the things we desire.
This is good because it means that I can find a way to handle anything that comes my way, no matter what it may be. It’s all a matter of perspective.
Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action. Knowing that when we can look at a given situation and reason out a “this is good because”, we can alter our perspective for the better, and we give ourselves a number of helpful options. When we see that we can find a positive from nearly any negative situation, we raise our vibrational energy, and in the process we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings in the collective consciousness. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the one hundred seventieth entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.