Updated: Apr 25, 2020
What you seek is seeking you
The more in harmony you are
With the flow of your own existence
The more magical life becomes
Recently, I've been sharing my Top 5 methods on keeping calm during isolation on my Instagram page. I realized it was necessary as I found myself on occasions standing still in my "dark tunnel" of anxiety, regrets, and "decision making coma", while claiming not to have any control on how to move forward.
I decided it was time for a psychoanalysis session.
I start by asking myself a series of questions -
What triggered my emotional response?
Is this cyclical?
(If it is cyclical, that means I should be able to see it/feel it coming because it's familiar.)
What is within my control to address it before it takes control of me?
Control - that's the keyword. Often, we give our power away to outside sources or trauma from our past to define and dictate what our emotions should be. We want to believe we have no control; so it's OK to sulk and suffer. It almost feels like a false safety net; to own zero accountability over how you feel. Well, my psychoanalysis questions lead me to make changes by addressing only what I can control (this includes people, places, and things) and it has been a game changer for me and my mental wellness.
The Law of Attraction states that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person's life. It teaches you to be less reactive and more in control of how you choose to feel. I play a big part in the thoughts I choose to project and what impacts my mood daily.
Like energy attracts like energy.
"A key component of the philosophy is the idea that in order to effectively change one's negative thinking patterns, one must also feel (through creative visualization) that the desired changes have already occurred." - Wikipedia
This is purely pseudoscience, and either way, I'm still a fan of the practice because it works for me. I am neither a licensed therapist or a mental health practitioner - I'm simply sharing what works for me as a self healer. I'm drawn to mindful meditation and the encouragement to master myself and that comes with practicing The Law of Attraction. I can master myself to curate positive, empowered, thoughts and believe I will attract positive experiences in the end. I recently started using Synctuition - an app that uses audio and 3D soundscapes to guide you into a deep, relaxing, and meditative state.
So far, so good.
You know what? It's EASY to think the worse, nurture negative thoughts, and throw a recurring pity party for myself. I know my triggers and I know how to accelerate them with ease.
However, it is WORTHY to exit the "dark tunnel" and focus on ways I can project the good, the positive, and the calm into my existence.
I get to choose.
Remember, the universe doesn't test, she reflects.
Good words. Good thoughts. Good deeds.