Every day can be a blissful day. Every evening before going to sleep, I reflect on what gave me bliss that day and fall asleep with happy thoughts. I will say that I have had many days that did not feel blissful, but I realized that my lack of bliss was reflective of needing to change my perspective. I truly believe energy flows where attention goes.
I went through a worry stage that actually lasted a year. Yes a year! I did have my blissful moments, but I could easily erase those moments or feel they were too distant when I was worried. What finally got me out of this mindset was examining my mind’s patterns and practicing mindfulness daily.
Instead of trying to ignore or push away the negative thoughts, I decided to give them a voice and figure out what they were trying to tell me. When the thoughts would come up, I would ask “what do you need to be safe or let go?” Talking to my negative thoughts allowed me to change my perspective and be open to healing that aspect of myself. I knew the worry and negative voice were keeping me very far from my bliss, but by working through this negative voice, I knew I could reclaim my bliss.
A very easy way for me to send healing to this aspect of self was to simply invite healing through this mind exercise. I did this exercise in the evening as a night ritual to support my shift into a more positive mindset. It starts with a mantra, spoken aloud or recited internally, “I am open, I release, I receive healing and I heal.” I would repeat this several times, then ask for guidance in my sleep so I could wake up with another perspective. Little by little, I felt a shift.
The more I opened up to releasing the negativity, the closer I came to trusting that I could let it go and move forward. As I shifted my perspective, I made choices that aligned me to my true direction and invited more energy into my life to focus on what gave me bliss. The more time I spent in a bliss state, the more I could draw what I wanted from life. The magical thing is that the bliss state builds upon itself – the more I was in bliss, the more bliss I attracted; the worry and negative thoughts simply disappeared.
Next time you find yourself wrapped up in negative thoughts or worries, realize you can shift your perspective and when you do, you’ll quickly find yourself experiencing greater and greater bliss.