That’s a tall order, especially if you’re NOT feeling so hot. But the key to get out of any kind of funk is to feel better FIRST.
And yes, that’s very annoying when you’re in the middle of it. I used to consider it my right to be grumpy when I wanted to be, and got a bit angry at people who told me to “smile.”
I mean, I was a crusader for the right to be grumpy! When I first moved to California from Germany, I had a hard time with people telling me to have a nice day when I was feeling lonely and depressed and overworked to boot.
Well, that was then. Meanwhile, I’ve learned… that the way to feel better is to feel better FIRST, and then things will get better.
In fact, I first started to get really serious about learning that when I had breast cancer about 18 years ago. I learned from Lawrence LeShan and his amazing book, “Cancer as a Turning Point” how important it is to be happy in order to make the immune system work effectively.
I loved the way he put it (approximately): Why would the immune system go to bat for me when I was miserable? It would do me a favor if it would just help me get out of my misery.
Uhm, not so good. I decided I wanted to stay alive, and if it took getting happy to do that, I was going to be happy.
I was quite determined. And so I deliberately sought out “positive aspects” (which I now re-encountered in Abraham-Hicks) in everything, from the city in whcih I lived to my job to even the cancer.
And it must have worked. 18 years later, I’m still here, and feeling pretty darn good.
Now, I have lots more tools.
Here are just a few that I use on a regular basis, complete with some books that I consult:
1) Asking myself, “So what DO I want?”
When I’m feeling stressed, unhappy, whatever, and I can just FEEL that I’m driving the good stuff away, it’s so important to change my vibration and my thoughts (and feelings). Or the other way round.
Anyway, so I remind myself of what I want to drown out my anxiety and the “what ifs” and it usually works quite well.
I meditate fairly regularly. Not terribly formally, but it seems to help.
One of the meditations I do is the Body Mind Spirit Integration Meditation I learned during my Quantum Touch training. It helps me calm down and if I do it at night, it helps me go to sleep.
And I also listen A LOT to my Abraham Hicks Getting into the Vortex Meditation. I find it so calming and it really does raise my vibration and gets me into the vortex, whatever that is.
Just kidding. I think it’s that space where we are in alignment with who we really are and stop putting up resistance to what we want. And it just plain feels good.
Another couple of great calming and mood lifting audios are Doreen Virtue’s “Manifesting with the Angels” meditation, and Jon Gabriel’s evening meditation (the morning one too, but the evening one is longer and goes deeper).
3) Positive Aspects
The exercise of finding positive aspects to EVERYTHING. Tough to do, but it works wonders. I wish I had learned to do that a long time ago, or continued to do it after I recovered from cancer. Thanks to Abraham-Hicks, I do it now.
4) Emotional Scale
This is really one of my powertools. When everything fails, tsitting down and writing statements that work their way up the emotional scale is amazingly effective.
Yes, EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique. One of its most powerful applications is as a mood lifter. It helps tone down and even eliminate negative emotions and blocks, and with that frees up space for good feelings.
Yes, prayer works very well. Whether you pray by yourself or wtih others, or for others, it is a powerful healer.
7) Exercise/walks in nature
Get moving, preferably outdoors, preferably during daylight hours. I can tell the difference when I skip it for a day.
8) Hugs etc.
Human touch. Or even cuddling with your pet. It releases the hormon oxytocin and lowers stress as well as blood pressure.
I have a free ebook(let) with 7 Stress tips that you can find here:
And, by the way, if you want to check out my Breast Cancer poems, you can do that here:
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So when it comes to raising your vibrations or lifting your spirits, you have lots of options. Just pick one you like and go for it.
To your health and happiness!