Sometimes it seems we’re immersed in a world of things gone wrong, when we know in truth there’s plenty going right.
The good news, though, is that there are growing sources reporting good news!
Whether it’s a site to visit for uplifting stories globally, or a newsletter in your inbox reminding you of things getting better, consciously tuning into uplifting reports is an easy way to support your good vibe and balance out negativity.
Here are a few of my favorite sources for good news:
The Good News Network
Founded by Geri Weis-Corbley in 1997, the Good News Network serves as an antidote to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media.
The Good News Network was founded as a clearinghouse for the gathering and dissemination of positive news stories from around the globe. For years our daily dose of ‘News to Enthuse’ has confirmed for thousands of fans what we already knew to be true — that good news itself is not in short supply; the broadcasting of it is.
The editor Norman Cousins once said, “If news is not really news unless it is bad news, it may be difficult to claim we are an informed nation.” Geri is doing a fabulous job to make sure we’re properly informed.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Happy News credo is:
“We believe virtue, goodwill and heroism are hot news. That’s why we bring you up-to-the-minute news, geared to lift spirits and inspire lives. Add in a diverse team of Citizen Journalists reporting positive stories from around the world, and you’ve got one happy place for news.”
The Great News Network
Its role is to show that there is hope; people are making a difference; and that a lot of things are getting better.
“Optimism is a great catalyst for making the world a better place. When we can see there is hope, then we’ll be more compelled to make the effort to do our part.”
Good News Daily
Published by Paul and Celerina from Colorado, USA, they write:
Our mission is to provide a positive alternative to the overwhelming inundation of negative news pervading our planet and in so doing begin a daily “Butterfly Effect” with each reader that in turn has a little hand in making our world better for all.
A site dedicated to good news and positive stories. “We all know good news is tough to find. That’s why we serve it up all week , rain or shine, here on Gimundo.”
Their free daily newsletter features good news from around the world, exclusive interviews with changemakers, guest columns, and subscriber-only weekly giveaways and special offers.
Following these sources on social media is also an easy way to upgrade your news stream.
What are your favorite sources for uplifting news?
We’d love to hear them in the comments!
Deliberate creators know that “as we speak, so shall it be.”
Which is why we’re so conscious about what leaves our lips.
But on certain occasion it’s appropriate to express a little negativity. (We are human, after all, living in a world of contrast.)
How can we honor our LOA roots while still being true to what we feel?
I’ve heard a couple examples recently that made me smile.
So here are a couple language hacks for the LOA savvy:
My highly aware girlfriend wanted to communicate how much she did NOT appreciate a suggestion made to her. Instead of blurting out, “I HATE that idea,” she said, “I anti-love that suggestion.” I giggle every time I remember her creative commitment to not use the H word, while still saying what she means.
In a conversation with a friend who was mad at her partner for something he’d done, instead of calling him an idiot, we agreed to refer to him as a “smart guy in disguise.” Isn’t that nicer than thinking of him as a blockhead?
An LOA savvy colleague was telling me about a vendor who didn’t deliver on a big order, but instead of elaborating about how mad she was at him, she just said, “He’s not on my favorite people list right now.” Gets the point across without using any derogatory terms.
Or how about keeping the positive word in play, but just adding less, un or non as appropriate descriptors. As in: “it was a joyless experience.” Your brain can’t help but dial on joy when you word it that way – even if it’s brief. Or “it was an unsatisfying meal.” Or “that meeting was non-thrilling.”
Some of my personal favorite LOA language hacks:
Yes, we know the words don’t matter – it’s the energy behind the words that Universe responds to.
But what conscious creator wouldn’t prefer a more LOA friendly phrasing when it’s time to vent some negativity?
Any time Universe hears love instead of hate, smart instead of idiot, or better instead of awful, it’s a vibrational step up. (Especially since we know negatives like “don’t, not and no” don’t register.)
You might wonder why wouldn’t we just skip any negative expression, no matter how cleverly disguised, and just speak something more positive?
If you can, great! But sometimes that just doesn’t cut it.
We know that owning how we feel is the best way to move through it. Faking it can work sometimes, but not every time.
My suggestion: don’t beat yourself up for not being in a happy joy-joy state of mind 24/7. And when it’s time to speak the negative truth, try softening your words with a little LOA friendly twist.
Would love to hear your creative languaging tips!
Today’s question comes from “Kerry,” who is confused, a bit scared (and complimentary of my writing skills), so I wanted to offer the most excellent answer possible.
Which is where you all come in.
Here’s Kerry’s question:
How do you know what action to take? I hear over and over that you visualize what you want and focus on that instead of the bad stuff. Then you all turn around and say you have to do stuff too!
I’m totally okay with that, it’s just I don’t know what to do. And you say you have to be okay not knowing how it’s going to happen.
Which leads me to wonder… if you don’t know how it’s going to happen, how can you take action towards it? Is it just a matter of doing what will make you feel best, even if it terrifies you? Or is that only part of the equation?
Quite confused, a little scared too.
What say you, Wise Ones?
What suggestions or advice do you have for Kerry who wonders what action to take if you’re not supposed to worry about the “how”?
I’ll see you in the comments …