“Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” Dalai Lama, Spiritual leader

I agree, it does feel better to be optimistic about life rather than pessimistic or waiting for ‘the next shoe to drop’ as the saying goes. Some of you may think I’m naïve but I like to look on the bright side. I know that many of you do too. Don’t get me wrong. I have my moments of feeling heavy and dense energies. I also have moments when I wonder how things can get better when there are such extreme points of view in the world today. I find if I dwell on what isn’t working or make up stories about why I feel so heavy, down, and distracted, I can quickly go down the rabbit hole. Fortunately I have tools to use and an awareness when these feelings happen. I actually feel a difference in my body. How about you? 

I realize that feeling optimistic is a choice that can be made. Fueling the inner flames of hope is so important to remaining an active participant in life. American self-help author and motivational speaker, Wayne W. Dyer, has said “What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won’t always be bleak [and] there’s a way to rise above the present circumstances.” In the moment, the way to rise above the present circumstances may not be revealed; however, when hope and optimism are embraced you know that things can improve. Remember that when you feel like you’re going down a rabbit hole gather your toolbox. Look for the tools that support you. For example, call on a friend who will listen without judging; pray, meditate, use deep breathing techniques or energy healing methods. For some of you acupuncture, homeopathic or flower essence remedies may also be helpful. Rest and remain hydrated!

Choose consciously how you want to feel! Ask, “What can I create?” Recognize what you can’t control! Noam Chomsky, American linguist, philosopher, and political activist has said that “Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope.” I feel hopeful! I hold a vision for the future and I ask each day, “Where am I?” I respond, “I’m here!” And I know that it’s this moment for me to create and respond to. As I feel the dense energies lift I’m grateful for I have co-created this shift with the help of my seen and unseen friends. How about you? 

I hope that your week is filled with love, fun, hope, and miracles! Sending lots of love to each one of you!

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