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.
Have fun with it all 🙂 Life is supposed to be fun and fulfilling. Joy is your destiny and in that Joy, all that you desire will manifest.