The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel. I wrote this excerpt before the occurrence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
How did you sleep last night? I had nightmares all night because I sat and watched two episodes of that terrible, low energy show with you guys. You know what I’m talking about. I have to admit, it’s easy to get sucked into those types of shows. The writers make it provocative, so you can’t walk away. Even though it wasn’t violent, it was indeed sad and upsetting, which doesn’t resonate with me quite well (you know how sensitive I am).
In any event, this entry will be in my own voice and very familiar to you as I’ve spoken to you both about this topic many times. It is so important to avoid not only negative thoughts but anything negative, for that manner. Television and social media are prominent perpetrators for the promotion of negativity and violence. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of good stuff out there, but the vast majority is not okay.
As you know, Dad and I haven’t watched the news or listened to the radio for many years. We refuse to contribute to the insanity and brainwashing that is out there. How do you contribute? Making and contributing to all that crap out there by watching it, listening to it, and following it. You may say, “that (horror) movies won’t affect me and the way I think.” That may be true; however, by merely giving it attention, you add to the collective consciousness that does. I’d gather that’s a pretty big pool, and I don’t want to swim in it!
Consciousness creates. As said in the Kybalion, “transmute that which is undesirable into that which is worthy, and thus triumph.” We are the creators of our universe. How will we untangle (transmute) the mess we’ve made from a conscious perspective? Many people aren’t even aware of what’s going on. Then, there are the people who are so radical, so consciously aware of what’s going on, that they choose the wrong paths to try to promote change. In other words, they get into ego wars (I’m right, you’re wrong), and that only exacerbates the situation right down into the rabbit hole of no return and little change.
I try to dismiss the radical stuff going on out there in our physical world. I’m aware that it is our own making and hone in on my own contribution towards a greater good. Still, I know there are those out there like myself who believe that we, as collective energy, need to raise our vibration on Earth to feel the full effects of kindness, peace, and change.
I remember Eckhart Tolle quoting a famous monk who said that we must instill within “the radical refusal to harbor negative thoughts.” I take that advice a step further as I quietly state in my own mind, “I radically refuse to attend to the low energy of this negative____.” You can fill in the blank: person, show, advertisement, movie, broadcast, etc. What’s good about refusing? Quite a bit. If you don’t attend to it, you won’t judge it (which is also not our right), plus you don’t give it energy. You see, things begin to spiral when we feed into this sort of stuff. Energy gets created around it, and it can be challenging to transmute it as it builds up in your mind over time. Perceptions are created; thoughts become beliefs. Exposing oneself to lower energy can be very damaging over time. Even worse, it gets passed on from person to person and again builds and gives it more power.
I’d much rather spend my time building upon the good stuff! We are temporary visitors here, and our time is but a blink in this physical reality. Choose your path wisely and know how many it affects, as we are all one.