Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 2, 2023 by Crystal Uys
We live in challenging times. The economy, while showing signs of recovery, is still causing many people to live in a state of fear, which is exacerbated by the media’s message of lack, scarcity, gloom and doom. Apparently, good news and positive topics don’t sell and don’t generate ratings. Stories of disasters, financial and otherwise, abound. While there is much that’s happening in the world today that gives us reason to fear the future, we need to be mindful to not let fear take over our lives.
According to the Law of Attraction, what we focus our thoughts and energy on is what we attract into our lives. If we constantly worry about the future, we are keeping ourselves in those low vibrations, and as a result, we attract the very things we fear into our experience. Not only that, we’re also going to be pretty unhappy in the process. So why not allow hope to transform all that negative energy into something lighter and more positive, and ultimately, into love, which is the highest vibration of all?
More and more people are realizing that what the media presents as reality is far from the truth. What is truth? Truth is the same energy as love. Love is a vibration that is aligned with universal consciousness, the Divine, Spirit, Source, God – whatever you choose to call it. An easy way to gauge for yourself whether something is true or not is to check in with yourself about how you feel. If you feel fear and worry, it’s not truth. Truth and love cannot coexist with fear. They’re energetically too far apart.
Find your own, inner truth, and follow your own guidance. Look for the good news, look for things that give you hope. Once you have hope, it’s only a small leap to love.
How do you accomplish this in a world seemingly filled with so much bad news, and so much fear? Here are some simple steps that can help you change your vibration from one of fear and worry to one of hope and love:
– Make a conscious decision each day to look for things that make you feel good. Look for things to appreciate. Look for the positive aspects in the people you interact with. By focusing on what’s good in your world, you activate a vibration that will bring more of that into your experience.
– Go on a news diet. I wrote about this previously here. At the very least, stop watching the news first thing in the morning, and last thing before you go to bed at night. What you see first thing in the morning will stay in your consciousness throughout the day. What you see just before you go to sleep will make its way into your dreams and spoil a good night’s rest for you. Consider foregoing the news altogether. If you feel you must be informed, be judicious about where you get your news. There are ways to get the news without the hype.
– Practice simple acts of kindness. This is a fun and easy way to take the focus off yourself and any fear and worry you might experience. Yield to the car in front of you trying to merge into your lane. Smile at the harried clerk at the store. Take an unexpected small gift to someone in your office. Trying to make someone else feel better feels good.
– Pet your cat or dog! Being with your animals is one of the best ways I know to instantly shift your vibration from negative to positive. It’s impossible to be fearful and worried when you have a happy dog licking your face or a purring cat in your lap.
There are plenty of signs around us that the tide is starting to turn – all we have to do is look for them. Just like winter eventually yields to spring, and dark days yield to light, fear, if not given permission to run free, will yield to hope and eventually love. All it takes is a willingness to shift your thoughts towards something that feels better, and make choices that are based in love rather than fear.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.
Thanks, Lisa. Animals are such amazing teachers on so many levels.
Nice post, and good ideas – especially the part about petting your dog or cat. Connecting with others (animals included) is one of the best ways to remain positive and keep fear at bay.
Thanks for sharing this article, Misty – I’m glad you enjoyed it.
This is a wonderful article and I will share it on my FB page. Thank you. God bless you.