Thoughts Have Power
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Tilt.
How often have I heard that thoughts Â have power? Not just in reference to magickal intent, but also in terms of science and water molecules and the effect of a literal word of kindness or love taped to the jar of water?
Mentally, Iâ€™ve been on strange turf since last Friday
afternoon when I felt a sudden shift of energy as if some- thing old was Â ending and the new was just around the corner. As Aislinn said, Â â€œMommy, itâ€™s like weâ€™re on the last page of the old chapter and getting ready to turn the page or maybe even start a new book.â€
Iâ€™ve kept my head in a remarkably â€œin-the-momentâ€ kind of place. Little or no worrying over the past or the future, just calling in the Highest Good and waiting to see where I go next and feeling very free and open to what- ever comes. Thatâ€™s rightâ€”not my usual self at all.
Iâ€™ve been quite happy these past few days. Excited. Happy. Peaceful. Content. Just going with the flow.
Last night, I was so excited about my life and things to come that Â I Â could barely sleep. Okay, I didnâ€™t sleep. Not until after 2 a.m.
In the morning, I bounced out of bedâ€”something Â I also donâ€™t usually do. I had my mind set that it was going to be a great day and I Â knew exactly how I planned to spend it and end it. Wonderful stuff!
Then one Â small Â thing Â happened Â that Â destroyed Â my day. Â Â Something was said to me, Â quite well-meaning and innocently intended, meant to protect me, said out of love and honest concern, but it called in a possibility that I hadnâ€™t considered. A low Â manifestation Â of every likely future. And Iâ€™d say I shouldnâ€™t have let Â someone Â elseâ€™s negative thought Â destroy my day, but no matter how I fought it, it shifted my focus away from the positivity of hope and joy Â and throwing caution to the winds and it yanked my focus onto something I couldnâ€™t see happening. Except that now the possibility is there where it wasnâ€™t before.
So instead of focusing Â on something Â wonderful, Â Iâ€™ve spent the past 12 hours focused on something that would be nothing less than a huge disappointment, even though thereâ€™s no physical manifestation Â of these Â thoughts and thereâ€™s Â nothing in my experience Â that supports Â this assumption.
Iâ€™m trying to refocus now, but itâ€™s hard. Iâ€™ve spent my dayâ€™s energy on something unlikely but the kind of thing thatÂ completely Â sabotagesÂ my Â intuition Â and Â hopes Â and plays on every last fear. It would have been so different if I had spent the day as a continuation Â of the past couple of Â days, happy and focused on a bright and joyful out- come instead of being in misery. There are things I would have done tonight that I chose not to do because of this re-focusing.
But Iâ€™m determined that tomorrow will be better and Iâ€™ll get back to my happy place, especially since the day is so crowded with activities. How? Iâ€™m trying to rewrite the negative thought implanted in my head like an explosive device that goes off every 15 minutes and destroys me. Iâ€™ve Â rewritten Â the Â words Â so Â that Â now Â they Â say, Â â€œThis week, the moon will crash into the Earth and weâ€™ll probably all die.â€
I think thereâ€™s more likelihood of a celestial head-on collision that Â whatâ€™s Â been Â suggested, so every Â time Â my mind gets dragged back to the negativity, I tell myself not to worry because the moonâ€™s gonna crash and weâ€™re all gonna die Â anyway, so what does it matter if I rush for- ward with my hopes intact?
Thoughts have power, yes, but damn it, can we not have negative thought overwhelming great stuff when itâ€™s happening?