As we have officially entered the year of “+2”, I hope it is already starting on a positive note for you. As a common thread in our conversations over the coming 12 months, I’m feeling called to raise the banner of “Resurrecting Positivity”.
If anything it seems that the negative has become the norm and that’s a disturbing trend we need to, and have the ability and power to change.
On this edition of “Becoming Today”, we’ll discuss some starting points for bringing positivity into the collective consciousness and it all begins with each of us living more peacefully and happily.
When you are feeling less than joyful, it’s a conscious decision for you to take the necessary action to foster the growth of Joy inside you. That’s where it resides. It’s not a destination, it’s more than an attitude.
Joy is power, a strength and a reward that exists within each of us. It’s our individual responsibility to nurture it , co-create it and share it.
It is through how we choose to react to obstacles, circumstances and life in general as to how we do or do not experience joy. No one can truly take it away from you. Only you can prevent yourself from experiencing it.
Joy is extremely important to overcoming tests and trials as well as on our path of “Becoming” as it is through joy that we lead ourselves out of the darkness with Peace. Joy is one of the tools we are equipped with, to aid us in finding our answers, soulutions, authentic lives and to “Becoming” our destiny.
A supporting Scripture of this is found in the book of John. Jesus teaches that even though we will encounter tribulations, that we are to be of “good cheer” for he has overcome the world for us.
So how then do we go about living in joy? First make the decision. Then use that thought to realign your attitude to not only being joyful but also to share that joy. Taking the action then opens you up to receiving new inspiration, direction, love and to receiving the life you are “Becoming”.
And you have the power to unleash that Joy within you and all around you, by taking one simple action. Turn that frown upside down. Smile!
In order to properly work our A.B.B.s ( Always Be Becoming), it all starts with focusing on and accentuating upon the positive. Surround yourself with positivity. Use your affirmations. Expand upon them. Express a positive attitude in your appearance, maybe you have clothes emblazoned with cheerful, forward-looking, empowered messages; wear them. It all helps to remind your mind where it should reside.
Pay Attention To Your Thoughts:
We all are familiar with the quote, “cogito, ergo sum”. Not ringing a bell? Well that’s probably because most of us don’t speak Latin and have probably heard Rene Descrtes (French Philosopher) words translated as “I think, therefore I am”.
Pay attention to what you’re thinking and how you are embracing or denying those images to yourself.Ask yourself if this belief is true? Would you say it to a friend? If not, then don’t say it to yourself.Which leads us to…
Develop Positive Self Talk
Those endless conversions that go on inside of you, and sometimes aloud when you think you’re alone are the starting line. How you talk to yourself can either help you move on or keep you bogged down.
One technique to improve your internal dialogue is to create a reassuring, Reaffirming Mantra.
Instead of limiting yourself by thinking things like “Why me? Why did this happen to me!” Declare positive energy. Try something like, “I am so fortunate to be “Becoming”. Finding this new positive path in life is good for me.”
Speak your truth.
Find your voice. Use your words. Express yourself. Do not limit yourself. The truth will set you free.To live an empowered life open yourself to a “Becoming”.
Be purposeful in living for great expectations, realizations and continued growth. Empowerment means that you are stronger, bolder, more secure. Better able to deal with those distractions, circumstances and moments of stress. Deciding to empower yourself allows for you to make superior decisions, including having the conscious determination to be “Becoming”. By that action you are committing to continue evolving to the next higher level.
Yes you will still encounter delays, obstacles and troubles. However, accepting the responsibility for your own empowerment, by focusing on who you are and where you want to be, allows for you to live a life that is truly authentic, more rewarding and of significance.
And if you encounter resistance, hold yourself with Grace. Haters will always hate. Gossips will run their mouths and the fearful will try to scare you. Hold your head high, shoulders back and nurture yourself in your new empowered confidence and in who you are “Becoming Today”.
To better equip you along the part of our shared walk here is our list of positive words:
Happy ( How did that wind up so far down the list? 😀)
Love ( looks like we saved the best for last! 💗)
More than a positive word, it is indeed a bold word, Love is the strongest of all positive emotions. That’s why love being directed towards yourself, another individual, a group of people, or even all humanity is of utmost importance to boldly declaring our carefully selected words, spoken in confidence as we live what we say on this journey we call “Becoming Today”.
Authenticity and affirmation are major components of our united effort to “Resurrect Positivity”.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about them as well as any tips you’d like to share on how you have best found to achieve them.
As part of my commitment to you, each day this year I’ll also post an image sharing our theme for further inspiration.