Reversing the Negative

Reversing the Negative

As we near the end of the year, I feel it is essential to discuss the metaphysics of reversing the adverse events in life.

ALL people will experience harmful, destructive, depressive, and difficult times in their life. Sometimes this is caused by our own doing. Have you ever been told to stop thinking negatively because it will lead to bad things? Yea, me too. I believe there is some merit to this, but I also feel this is not as clear-cut and dry as some people want to make it out to be. In other words, bad things happen many times simply due to living life here in the physical world. After all, no matter how spiritual we aim to be, the world we live in is simply not a perfect place, and it never will be.

Though some will argue that everything occurs in the world precisely the way it’s meant to, I tend to look at the world as far more random than that. Perhaps it’s all that Scorpio energy pumping through my blood. I tend to take a darker view of the world – bad things happen, period.  People die. People get injured and sick. Catastrophic world events occur. Crime happens.  Injustices occur. To put it another way, life simply appears to suck sometimes.

Having said that, I also think we as people are far more potent than what we give ourselves credit for. I believe the power of the Divine (God) desires to aid us above all else. I think that no matter how bad something is, it can be looked at differently, and in so doing, we can change our life for the better.

Those changes don’t always occur right away. Those changes sometimes can take months, if not years, to manifest. That doesn’t mean they don’t happen.

One thing I have learned after living 43 years is that everyone has their own problems. For the vast majority of us, we are not safe from the darkness of the world. Eventually, we all will have our own (to borrow from my Christian minister training) “cross to carry.” How we carry that cross speaks volumes about us, but do you know what speaks even more volumes? How we choose to help or choose not to help someone carrying their own cross. How we choose to give encouraging words and love or hide in the shadows when someone is dealing with their own pain.

I’ve said it before. I’ll repeat it, God acts through people.  In fact, most of the time, that is the only way the average person sees, experiences, or knows that a God exists. When a fellow human being chooses to use Divine inspiration to do something good or say something encouraging to another. In other words, we can either be a channel for the Divine or not. Hopefully, we all allow ourselves to be that channel. Hopefully, we get the chance to experience someone else being that channel for us too.

But, as with many blog posts, I digress….

Today’s purpose of this blog is to tell you how you can do the work needed to metaphysically create a reversal in harmful and adverse circumstances in your life. It involves three parts. Part one is the affirmation. Part two is meditative breathing. Part three is the inner questioning. When all three are combined, it results in an inner transformation which leads to outer change. So, let’s break it down.

Part One: Affirmation

Either of the following two affirmations can be used. No matter which you choose, say the affirmation three times. Once verbally, once mentally, thinking about what you are saying, and finally, say it a third time with your eyes closed.

One: Adapted from Dr. Paul Masters
I accept that life’s difficulties are a transitional stage leading to a greater good in life. I am confident about my future, no matter what has occurred in the past.

Two: Adapted from Dr. Joseph Murphy
There is one Creator, Presence, and Power. This Power is within me and moves through me as harmony, health, and peace. Divine Law and Order reign supreme and operate at all times in my life. Divine guidance and success are here now. Whenever fear or worry comes into my mind, I affirm immediately: God guides me now and knows the answers. I make a habit of this and know miracles are happening in my life.

Part Two: Meditative Breathing

As you breathe in, think, “I take in the new, helpful, and positive.”

As you breathe out, think, “I release and eliminate the old, negative, and harmful.”

Do nine breaths in and nine breaths out. The breath, ideally, should come In through the nose and go out through the mouth.

Part Three: Reflective Questioning

The last part always proves the most difficult for people. Life does not change unless we accept and take full responsibility for it. These four questions, by Dr. Paul Masters, aim to help accept responsibility and then do the critical internal transformation of thought processing needed for improvement and betterment of life circumstances.

Question 1: What, in my thinking, has brought about these circumstances?

Consider not just what you’ve thought, but what you’ve watched, have listened to, and what other subconscious mind imprinting may have occurred. Try to resist the urge to say “nothing” and go deep within yourself.

Question 2: How can I change my thinking to bring about something more positive in my life?

Question 3: What do I need to eliminate from my life that no longer serves a purpose?

Question 4: What would (Jesus, Buddha, The Goddess, some other spiritual avatar, etc.) say about this life circumstance? How can I use that to empower me moving forward?

Reconciling the Beginning of the Blog Post with the End

So, how can I think that bad things happen many times simply due to living life here in the physical world?

The word discernment comes to mind. It’s important to know what you are responsible for and what is just part of life’s circumstances. It’s also important to understand that just because life deals you a crappy hand doesn’t mean you can’t turn that around into something better. Likewise, it’s essential to realize that only you can make the internal changes necessary to move beyond your own mistakes to something better.

You can be not responsible for certain life circumstances and events and yet directly accountable for others. Both sides of the coin can and do exist. No matter the case, you have all the power of the Divine within you necessary to create the changes needed to elevate yourself beyond the current circumstances to better ones.

In both cases, the three parts discussed above will help you on your quest to have a happier and more joyful life.

Here’s to a happy, healthy, prosperous, 2022.


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