Power of Your Thoughts

Have you ever had one of these days? You roll out of bed in a fairly good mood. You think to yourself, what a great day this is going to be! Dressing in one of your favorite outfits, you notice your hair looks like it’s supposed to. Then, on your way out the door, you realize you forgot your lunch. Traffic is slower than usual due to an accident, so you end up late to work. A new task gets added to your already full plate. You drop your cell phone in the toilet, and it’s only 10 am! From there, it’s all downhill.

Why is this happening to you? Negativity oozes from your pores for the rest of the day, which never improves. Sound like a typical Monday?

The direction of our thoughts is so much more important than most people realize. We attract what we continue to dwell on. Even when we are thinking about how we don’t want something to happen, we send out the idea that’s what we want, simply by reflecting on it.

For example, if you are looking to buy a new home, most will think about what they don’t want: I don’t want noisy neighbors; I don’t want a busy street; I don’t want a 2 story house. Instead, try positive verbiage. I desire a one story, brick house on a quiet cul-de-sac. You might be planning an outdoor event. Instead of hoping that it will not rain, intend to have sunshine.

Know a curmudgeon? It seems negative things happen to them all the time, right? All they do is complain about how poorly the world treats them, and it’s probably true. But, if they would quit griping all the time and find something positive to focus on or be grateful for, they could easily reverse their self-inflicted situation. What you send out into the world is what you get back.

When my husband and I married on the beach in July of 2010, reports of impending rain on the coast were all anyone wanted to warn us about the few days before. I was constantly telling naysayers we would have clear skies for our nuptials. On the day of, there were some scattered showers, but the hour we exchanged vows the weather was beautiful. Also, as a gift to me, my husband set the intention we would have a rainbow, and guess what? We had several! How amazing is that?

While not everyone can control the weather and manifest rainbows, this can be worked in to your everyday life. For those trying to lose weight, don’t dwell on your current body or all the pounds you still need to shed. Instead, focus on your target weight and how amazing you will look and feel.

Something else that helps is telling others. Once you start talking about it to your friends and family, it becomes real. Now, it’s a goal you will feel pressure to achieve. This worked great for me when I had my son because I told everyone I planned to give birth naturally. When the big day came, there was never any doubt in my mind I could do it. Plus, if I hadn’t accomplished this goal, I felt I would be letting a whole lot of people down, including myself and precious baby.

So, do I permeate positivity all day long? Not hardly, but these days I am more aware of my thoughts and whether they are tipping more toward the negative. Catching yourself, and then reshaping a thought or sending it on its way, is a great strategy for intending to live in a positive state.

What are you thinking right now?


Becky Detrick, Cofounder of Grounded MonkeyHelping People Heal Themselves Naturally

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  1. I agree completely. We can manifest what we want, and we can manifest what we don't want. Thinking positive all of the time, makes for a much happier and healthier person and life. You also draw only positive people into your life, and the negative ones find others to suck energy from.

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