Numerous times I have posted about the idea that every subject is really two subjects. This is an idea straight from Abraham Hicks: that every subject you can think about can be thought of in one or two ways, namely wanted or unwanted. For instance, if you think of the topic of exercise, it may conjure up good feelings of going hiking or playing volleyball in college. It might make you think of going jogging with your dog, or with your friends. It might make you think of running that half marathon….
…Or, you might start thinking about that time you joined a gym…. and nearly went! Or the time you promised to start exercising on January 1st, and by January 14th you had forgotten your promise.
In the first case, the thoughts about exercise probably stir up positive feelings: that feeling of enjoyment being in nature, feeling of belonging when playing on a team, the satisfaction of watching your dog lap up water after the run, or the elation of crossing the finish line at the race.
In the second case, the feelings are probably not so positive: the feeling of regret of “wasting all that money” to join a gym you didn’t go to, or the feeling of disappointment that you didn’t keep your word to exercise.
Certainly, people might have some combination of both good and bad associations with something, but I think that they tend to be one or the other. In other words, you are likely to feel a certain way when you think of the topic of exercise, whether capable and triumphant, or discouraged and doubtful. One feels good, the other doesn’t.
Pretty simple, right?
I have become ever-more mindful of how a subject feels to me, and it is paying off. I don’t dig in on subjects that aren’t ready. For example, this morning I was writing, and I thought about how much I like the idea of growing my income from my own creativity. That could be music sales, music licensing, or even money from writing (like this blog!). While I really like this idea, I find that when I think of this subject, there is still some “bad” energy, as thoughts of the past, and “those times when I failed” come up. This doesn’t feel good. “Uh oh,” I say to myself, “I guess I need to clean up some thought vibration before I will be ready to take this on.”
So I set about cleaning up some habits of thought. I am intending to forgive myself and completely clean up stuff from the past. What’s done is done, and it does no good to dwell on it, least of all with self-judgment! That’s my intention. I’m sure I will write about it along the way 😉
The point is, I saw that, in regards to the subject of creative income, I maybe be ready to generally think about how I want things to be. But if I get too specific, negative thoughts still come up. But that’s okay, because I can go to work on releasing that stuff.
My intention being that this “clears up the field” for me, eventually, to plant some brand new seeds that will yield amazing future harvests!