It’s Not About Positive Thinking
For the record, conscious creation is not about thinking positive thoughts.
That’s a common myth among muggles, and sometimes even among studied creators.
Lots of muggles dismiss – or even ridicule – conscious creation because they say expecting someone who feels terrible to think positive is downright cruel.
I would agree.
But creating reality isn’t about thinking positive thoughts 24/7.
It’s about finding ways to feel better. From wherever you are right now.
That could mean taking a break, or meditating, or yes, finding a new thought to think.
But the new thought doesn’t have to be positive. It just has to feel better.
And a better feeling thought is not necessarily a positive one. At least not all the time, and not to someone else’s ears.
- Sometimes better-feeling thoughts sound rather negative.
- Sometimes they sound hateful. And have swear words in them.
- Sometimes they wish ill on another.
(Don’t judge – sometimes that’s what it takes!)
For example, sometimes the better feeling thought is, “Aw, who gives a &*$%.” Or “I hope he rots in hell.”
I’m not saying all hateful thoughts are better-feeling ones that create delightful realities, but I am saying that sometimes one person’s better-feeling thought can sound downright negative to another.
And that’s okay. Because it doesn’t matter how it sounds to anyone else. It only matters how it feels to the speaker.
Those “negative” thoughts are appropriate (and even life-saving) when we’re in a bad vibrational neighborhood. Getting to better territory sometimes includes thoughts that don’t sound very pretty.
And if we aren’t willing to think those things we can end up stuck in a negative place with no way out. (That’s why some folks who’ve learned to only think nice things get stuck in depression, because they’re not willing to get angry or pessimistic. Friend, that could be your ticket out!)
Abe says that’s because “you can’t get there from here,” meaning when you’re feeling depressed you don’t have access to joy and enthusiasm. It’s too big a vibrational leap.
You maybe can get to jealousy and revenge, for example. And the thoughts that get you to jealousy and revenge can lead to something incrementally better. And so on and so on.
It’s a process, not a quantum leap.
So I agree it’s unhelpful and even unrealistic to expect a discouraged or fearful person to engage thoughts of love and appreciation on a dime.
And that’s not what conscious creation is.
It’s about finding a way to feel better.
Which might include some swear words and things you wouldn’t want to post publicly.
So the next time someone tells you that “thinking positive” is a pollyanna approach that won’t solve anything in our negative world, well – you’ll find the thought that feels best to you. 🙂 And that’s what conscious creation is!