There is a place in you that is far greater than any circumstance, situation or condition. You may be wondering, “How do I find that place?” In times like these when, as a global community, we are facing unprecedented challenges, it’s important to tap into that place. Envision a turbulent storm on the ocean’s surface with thunder, lightning, and waves that could sink a boat. Then imagine that you dive down below the ocean’s surface, and somewhere not too far from the surface, you find stillness. You wouldn’t even know there was a storm outside. You have that place in you. Just a bit down below your own surface is a place that is calm, still and peaceful.
Most of the outside turbulence is actually caused by our thinking about circumstances. All circumstances are neutral until we ascribe meaning to them. When you think of COVID-19, it’s the meaning you make that will ultimately cause worry thoughts or peace thoughts. For example, does your mind go, “I hope it doesn’t happen to me.
What if I got sick and then my parents got sick?” Just from reading these words, you’re likely feeling a tightening inside. Thoughts have a vibrational frequency to them, and they send that frequency throughout our whole body and cause feelings. So, if you catch yourself worrying this way, ask yourself these three questions.
Is it happening now?
Likely you will hear a no to that question, because it’s not happening now if you are imagining “what if.” Hear yourself say “no” to this question, so your subconscious mind gets an alert.
Do I want it to happen?
If you don’t want it to happen, do not energize it. Where attention goes, energy flows. If you do not want it to happen, it’s important to move your thoughts to what you would love to create, or what you can bring to this moment.
What would I love to bring to THIS moment?
The only moment we have is now. What would you love to bring to it? Perhaps peace, calm confidence or relaxation. Take a nice deep breath — in through your nose and out through your mouth — and generate those calm, soothing thoughts.
For every challenge, there is an equal or greater gift to cultivate from it. Decide to get the gift. Place your thoughts there and let yourself truly shine, no matter the circumstance. You are a powerful being, and power lives in a deep place within you and your thinking.
This article can be found in our Fall 2020 issue