Be Able to Have a Positive Spin (On Your Thoughts)

Nov 29, 2012 by

Be Able to Have a Positive Spin (On Your Thoughts)

My friend, Seraphina’s beautiful labyrinth in her backyard. 

 

Hi all!

Putting a positive spin on things is something that I’ve been trying to do every single day. I admit, it’s a bit tough at first,  but then you begin to slowly incorporate it to your daily thoughts. Soon, you’ll begin to notice your positive thoughts from your negative ones and at that point, you can create harmony and peace of mind. It’s simply getting into the habit of  telling your mind to put a positive spin on things.

Here’s an example of putting a positive spin in a conversation: If you had to listen to someone complain for minutes or hours, you can do your best to politely listen but don’t let their complaining rub off on you and your thoughts. Recognize that they are venting out to you and probably need someone to listen to them. While they’re complaining,  send that person some good and uplifting affirmations or thoughts and continue to think on the bright side instead of letting their comments bring you down or think negatively. Always keep in the front of your mind that your thoughts are powerful and everything you say or think is an affirmation in itself. Louise L. Hay has a great audio that I listen to called 101 Power Thoughts and it’s great to listen to in the car or on your mp3 player. She talks about how powerful our thoughts are and how we must re-program our minds to live more harmoniously.

I believe that it’s true that we were never taught this is school (well for me anyway) and I think it’s the best thing you can share with others, because our thoughts are so powerful!

As soon as you can begin to change the negative thinking your mind, the Universe will work wonderfully in your favor. And how amazing would that be if you and the Universe we working simultaneously for the greater good of all humanity?

Here are some tips to try to keeping a positive spin on things:

  • When a rough situation comes up in your life, immediately affirm, “Out of this situation, only good can come, I am blessed and I am safe.” -Louise L. Hay

This powerful statement keeps you in alignment with your path and doesn’t make a rough situation become negative and/or hard to deal with.

  • When you’re funds are running low immediately affirm, ” There’s enough for everyone, I am abundant and all of the Universal goodness comes to me at the right time.”

Try keeping a check that’s written out to yourself in the amount you see yourself having.  Keep it in your wallet so that every time you see it, you remember that you are abundant and always prosperous. Manifesting that amount will happen in just a matter of time.  When you affirm that you have more than enough and allow the Universe to provide, then you will be able to manifest more

  • If you’re stuck in traffic, inhale a few deep breaths and remember how grateful you are for being in a vehicle that is allowing you to go to your destination. Be thankful for being able to drive, see, smell and hear things.

Be present in your journey to wherever it may take you, knowing that many people are not as fortunate as you are.

 

So keep those positive spins going!

 

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12 Comments

  1. When someone “complains” to me, I think the positive aspect of it for me is that it’s an opportunity to really see them for who they are — if I can help them feel safe enough to tell me what’s actually going on for them, rather than making legalistic arguments about how someone else has violated the rules or something, that can actually make my day.

    • That’s a good spin on it Chris. I think it’s interesting how you say that it allows you to see a person’s character.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Happy holidays!

  2. Your post reminded me of the Complaint Free Challenge instigated by a church–do you know about it? The goal is to go 21 straight days without complaining. One of the things you notice when giving it a try is how much other people complain, too. So putting a positive spin on things is a great technique to learn.

    • Galen, I haven’t heard about that challenge. Sounds very interesting actually, I do like the not complaining for 21 days, I think that will really change your consciousness and ways of looking at things.

      Might have to try that. Have you tried it yet?

      • Hmm, I tried to reply, but my computer “lost” your page, so I’m not sure if you got the comment. The short answer is that yes, I have tried the challenge several times. While I have not managed to go 21 consecutive days complaint free, I have reduced my complaining considerably. And when I do complain, I’m quicker to catch myself and turn it around.

        • That’s great Galen. I also have to catch myself when my mind begins to think negative thoughts because it only leads to more negative thoughts and feelings. Our thoughts are so powerful and can dramatically change our lives. It’s amazing! Hope all is well with you!

  3. Hi, Kim! This was timely… I’m in a place of trying to find a harmony in all there is to do at the moment, all the thoughts/emotions bubbling up, and still find time to enjoy the things I love to do–like painting, etc. This time of year is such a challenge in that respect. Nice to catch up with you after returning from some travels and Thanksgiving break! :o)

    • Hi Tracy! I agree, it is somewhat more difficult around the holidays to keep on the positive track but I think what you’re doing is great! Finding some alone time is great to come back to our core and passion. Happy holidays to you my friend!

  4. I enjoyed this article, Kim. I enjoyed the examples of affirmations that you have provided in situations of challenges and feeling lack. They are certainly great ones to use!

  5. Finding the positive in a not-so-positive situation can be hard to do, especially when our emotional resources are low.

    I always tell myself, “there is something I need to learn from this, nothing ever presents itself without a reason”.

    This usually makes me shift focus to a more open mind approach as I then feel it will benefit me if I take the time to be aware and watch for signs or try to learn from something that I find “disagreeable” at the time. Then, whatever it is, doesn’t seem to monumental anymore.

    It’s taken years to understand this. But, somehow, it works. Isn’t the Universe a great teacher? 🙂

    • I like that saying a lot Vicki! I do think it is difficult at times too but learning to go beyond that and staying present is much more powerful. I think that the Universe is a great teacher! Thanks so much for dropping by!

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