By Susan deCaussin
We’re all familiar with the question, “Is the glass half-full or half-empty?” And, as you move through life, it somehow seems easier to focus on what’s wrong in the world rather than what’s right and good. Before taking responsibility for this, you should know it’s not your fault. We’re all sponges that absorb everything we see, hear, and experience from the moment our souls enter the body (and if you’re open to past lives, even before that). And you have been programmed, very successfully, to place your attention on negative events. You anticipate negative outcomes from the news, social media, and many people surrounding you daily.
But, here’s the really good news. In the same way that you’ve been programmed to see things one way, you can be programmed to see them in a whole new light. And, once you’ve trained yourself to do this, it becomes your default way of being.
It begins by observing how you frame things within your mind – becoming aware of your thoughts. I call this “policing your thoughts.” Ask anyone who’s come to me for guidance sessions, and they’ll tell you that this is my biggest “thing.” As a Hypnotherapist, I realize that repetitive thought patterns create belief systems that drive how you react to every aspect of your life and yourself. Purposely changing your thoughts so that they’re focused on goodness will not only create joy at that moment but will create new neural pathways in the brain to support that way of thinking into the future. Then, each time you flip a negative thought to a positive one, that pathway will become stronger and stronger. After a while, your thought energy will naturally choose the new path that supports goodness, and everything in your life will begin to transform positively.
After you’ve taken some accountability for your thoughts, look at your environment. How can you begin to remove some things that are programming you negatively? The news and social media are obvious ones to target, but there are many more sources to consider. It can range from people constantly focused on materialism to those living in a continual state of fear or lack. Even if you think you’re strong enough to be exposed to those people & situations without being affected, keep in mind that, even when the conscious mind is asleep or focused on something else, the subconscious mind is always awake, alert, and recording EVERYTHING that is happening. This subliminal programming is equally powerful and can undermine your efforts to remain in a high-vibrational, positive state of mind. By setting healthy boundaries, policing your thoughts, and taking responsibility for your environment, you can transform your life and begin to see the good in every person, situation, and life event.
Does this all sound too good to be true? Well, for once, I can tell you that it REALLY IS THAT EASY. In the beginning, it can feel like a chore – constantly monitoring your thoughts. But, like paving a path in the snow, it becomes much easier to traverse after you’ve traveled that way several times. Before you know it, you’ll be the one that everyone gravitates to in the room due to your joyful, positive outlook.
Please don’t go through it alone. It’s okay to reach out for help. We’re all here having this earthbound experience simultaneously so we can lean into each other when times get tough. Hypnotherapy and Guidance sessions can help you regain control of your life and happiness. If I can be of service to you during this process of transformation, please reach out to my office. Namaste’ Susan
Susan deCaussin CHt
Healing Methods LLC
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master/Teacher,
Siwa Murti (Balinese Healing) Practitioner/Teacher,