We live in challenging and stressful times; as individuals we have to cope with not only our own personal issues, upsets and losses but also the fear and anxiety that is held today by the vast majority of people across the world.
Self-help author Anne Jones believes that every thought we have holds the energy of the feeling and emotion behind the thought. For example, if someone in the UK gets angry at Donald Trump that person creates a thought form which then flows out into the atmosphere. There it will connect and attract, like a magnet, all the other thoughts of a similar nature.
When a number of these ‘energy balls’ come together they create a mega thought-form; a toxic mass of negativity that holds those feelings of anger, frustration and despair and because negativity is infectious it can bring down our individual energy levels, creating despair and more anxiety.
Anne Jones suggests six ways to protect yourself and ensure you don’t add to the negativity:
1. Keep your own thoughts positive
If you focus on the positive things in, not only your own life, but in the world as well you will lighten your own energy and you will be less likely to attract collective negative energies. If a negative thought slips out, then straight away think of something positive and this will diffuse your first thought.
2. Distract yourself from the news
Once you are up to date on the news, turn off the TV, avoid Facebook and find something to focus on that is light- hearted or meaningful.
3. Avoid people who enjoy wallowing in negativity
Mix with upbeat and lively people who have the similar views to you and enjoy being positive rather than scaremongering.
4. Don’t play the blame game
If you find yourself fuming and spitting at the TV when a subject is raised then ask yourself if it is affecting you directly? Can you affect or change what is going on? Is it actually any of your business? If you answer no, then focus on what you can influence. Make someone’s life better, give love and time to someone who needs it or find a way to make a difference to the world through your own efforts.
5. Look at the bigger picture. Take a step back and see what is really going on
The world needs to change and aspects of humanity’s behaviour need to heal. Whenever we would benefit from change then our higher intelligence will make sure that something challenges us or forces us to take a new direction. The same thing is happening in a bigger way for humanity.
The things that need healing have mostly been hidden, accepted and not spoken of. In the last few years some of those taboo subjects have come to the surface to be healed. This has been shocking but we can’t heal something that we don’t acknowledge and we can’t move forward when we are in denial.
When you feel yourself being drawn into the fear – then literally take a step back.
6. Laugh at it
By all means have a rant and get the toxic feelings out, then laugh at yourself or the situation. Laughter will always raise your vibrations and diffuse and lighten negative energies.
Hopefully, you can move on in your life and be an observer of the situations that are rocking society without it affecting you too much. Just remember you have the will to throw light at something rather than be immersed in the darkness of it.
About Anne Jones: Anne is an international author and key-note speaker. Her self-help books have been translated into 17 languages. With her down to earth style she helps her audiences and readers to find ways to cope with everyday problems and overcome the effects of trauma and loss. Anne gives practical advice on how to stay uplifted and energised as you face the challenges of life, for further information please visit: annejones.org