Y2 – Day 220 – Get off the Carousel

Getting off the Merry – Go – Round Thinking

Are your thoughts driving you crazy?  Has meditation eluded you?  Do you wake in the middle of the night with worry and continue to spin until the alarm wakes you?

You can 1) pray and/or 2) you can let go and let God and/or 3) you can turn your thoughts around and use the power of your subconscious mind.

A rule of thumb for praying is usually not to expect the outcome you desire but that whatever happens, you can be strong enough to handle it. And, that can include windfalls of money, job opportunities or relationship successes because even the ‘positive’ results can challenge us.

Letting go is surrender.  What does that look like to you?  Specifically? It can be different for everyone.  Some people need to let go of anger over everything.  Others just want relief from their own moodiness or to release sadness.  Letting go of your timetable or control over events and people is a head start.  A sense of powerlessness may depress, unless you squarely let go of it completely and hand it over to the Universe or your Higher Power or Goddess.

I usually have to be aware of my holding on to something in the first place.  Then I get into acceptance and can let it go, but not always.  I can become doubtful or take it back.

It helps to imagine sending it (whatever IT is) up in a balloon or inside a bubble or writing it down and placing it in a God box (where you leave it) or picture clouds overhead and letting it travel slowly on by.

And then, there is the knowledge that you can turn your thoughts around or choose which thoughts to entertain.  Revising, updating and expanding your belief system can give you back confidence, direction and happiness.  Knowing you are born to be the best you can be, not the worst or a so-so version, can do wonders to uplift.  Give your undesirable old tape recordings in your mind the boot and etch new neural pathways of positive, productive and grander thoughts in your brain.   This is why affirmations work for some people.  Not for everybody, though.  If you don’t sincerely believe what you are telling yourself, it’s not going to fly with your subconscious because we are too smarty pants and know better.  If you are an egomaniac with an inferiority complex, it will backfire.

But, if you remember your purpose, that you are made of love to love and be love, then you have a good foundation in which to re-route your debilitating, useless and energy draining self-talk.

All of these actions take practice.  Very few people on this earth ever graduate into enlightenment 24/7.  But here and there, every once in a while, you can catch yourself and pray, let go and change your thinking.  Picking yourself up again is the only reason we fall.

It takes courage and fortitude to remember and implement praying, letting go and changing your perspective but when we do, it is a miracle and there are miracles happening all around us, all the time.  Discard the rest.

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