Today was a very good day 🙂 Work was very busy and I got quite a bit of end of year stuff out of the way. Loving how Amazon sales have picked up and hope they stay at this level for a while.
I got to read more Byron Katie stuff and know exactly who / what I will be using as the subject of my first inquiry. (More of that to follow in later posts.)
I got to finally watch a new episode of one of my TV shows. I miss my favorites when the networks put them on hiatus.
And now I am ever so grateful for my nice bed awaiting me! I am hoping that my avoidance of Hot Chocolate before bed tonight will let me have a better night’s sleep than last night 🙂 Who’d of thought that there was enough caffeine in hot chocolate to make the whole night a massive sleeping fail. LOL
The holiday season has passed us by and it is time for us to get back to work. Today I am so grateful for the increase in sales we are seeing. You’d think Christmas would do that for us, but it actually decreased. Well, actually, sales have been going down for about 6 months. 🙁 Not enough that we would have to lay off any of our employees, but enough to make us think about the possibility in the future.
We are going back to work tomorrow, to start the New Year off, with the most sales we have seen in a very long time.
How often do you really notice what you are thinking and saying in reference your ability to change how your life is going? My guess is “Not very often”.
Your words and thoughts are very powerful influencers of your vibration. Your vibration attracts experiences into your life. If you are thinking negative thoughts, then you are going to attract things into your life that are less than pleasing to you. Focusing heavily on these negative thoughts will bring unwanted situations into your experience. Your thoughts are magnetic. Law of Attraction complies each and every time. Like attracts like. Abraham says that the thoughts you verbalize have more power than the ones you are just thinking, but they are all have the potential attract unwanted into your experience.
So, you say, what exactly qualifies as an upstream thought?
“I can’t do …”
“I’m not worthy …”
“I don’t have …”
“You need to stop …”
“I’ll never …”
“This (insert negative experience of choice) always happens to me”
Any thought or phrase that makes you feel less worthy, makes you feel more disempowered, or requires anyone to change their behavior to make you feel better qualifies as an upstream thought.
Get into alignment with what you desire in your existence by thinking and saying things that make you feel good. Simple as that. Okay, maybe not so simple for those, who think on autopilot, but it is doable. For the most part, thoughts that contain these words and others that feel the same are the ones that you should be aware of.
Upstream Words: can’t, won’t, don’t, never, no, stop, hate
So, how do you move your thoughts in a more “downstream”, go with the flow, direction? Just make an effort to point downstream and make a few little changes in how you interact with those in your life.
This quote from Abraham gives you a pretty good starting point:
My new orientation is to praise, not criticize
My new orientation is to appreciate, not blame.
My new orientation is to love me, not doubt me.
My new orientation is to look for the benefit in you.
My new orientation is to look where ever I am for positive aspects.
My new orientation is today, no matter where I am, no matter what I am doing, and no matter who I am doing it with, to look for that which I am wanting to see. And I have come into alignment, you’ll tell your friend, with who I am and I gotta tell you, it’s sweet. It feels good.