In Eve’s Amulet, Book 1, my main character Mandy Ruhe only turns to positive action when she has no other choice. It is said “like attracts like.” If you put out negative thoughts and negative energy, that’s what comes back to you in one form or another. If you put out positive thoughts and energy, you will get positive things in return.
Here is a writing exercise that anyone can benefit from, even people who consider themselves “non-writers.”
List 5 (ideally 10) things that you have the most negative thoughts about –things that really bother you, make you angry, or sad. Reword them into a powerful, positive statement. Show your negative statement and your positive rewrite.
Use only positive, optimistic, uplifting, and powerful language in your revised statement. Here are mine:
I hate to see big ugly spiders in the house.I embrace all life, even if it’s different from me.
I am unhealthy and out of shape.I am healthy and beautiful, inside and out.
I can’t stand being broke all the time.I attract abundance every day of my life. I gladly receive unexpected income.
It’s taking so long to get published.God knows more than me. He has a better plan when it comes to getting published.
I love foods that are unhealthy for me.I choose fitness and health.
Say a positive statement next time you come up against a particular thing that you don’t like. Try it for 30 days, even just a week, and you will see an amazing and powerful transformation! Allow your good thoughts to spur you onto positive right action.
What kinds of things set you on edge and get you upset, anxious, or scared? How can you turn your negative statement into a positive?
It’s hard, always so hard to keep our minds where they should be. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t always try!
With the drop in self-esteem due to broken homes, dysfunctional families, and other traumas that have a negative effect, thinking positive is a learned skill. It requires consistent diligence and the belief that affirming statements will (and do) make a change.