I think I’ve mentioned this before but I want to take the opportunity again to emphasize the importance of positive energy. It is a truly powerful tool that if used wisely can encourage great things to happen in your life.

What does it mean to cultivate positive energy and what true effects can it have? It isn’t just about telling the universe what you want and expecting. postive energyIt’s about striving towards your goals and living out your desires. It’s about taking charge of your universe and letting it revolve around you. Not in a conceited way but in an actual way. Being the center of your universe simply means being in balance with all that is around you, not teetering on one side or the other. When you find the balance between what you want and what you have, you can better achieve what you need.

Over the past couple of months I’ve been getting a little depressed. My body hurts. The weather was bad. I don’t have enough patients, “bla bla bla”. And I have had every excuse in the book not to be proactive. I felt like I was in a downward spiral and every day seemed to be a bit more challenging. Finally I decided to put an end to my wallowing and move towards a positive change. It wasn’t that easy. Getting started never is. But I took the initiative and began to rearrange the things in my life that I believed were bringing me down. I cleaned up the apartment, started running, doing more yoga and practicing creative visualization.  Everyday still has its ups and down but I’ve continued to work towards positive change. Today I am really seeing the results of my shift and not just in the way that I feel but in the things that are happening to me. I am another step closer to achieving my goals.

chosing a pathThat’s what I mean by positive energy. It isn’t magic that drops presents on your doorstep. It is a energetic momentum that that you create that leads you towards what YOU decide. You set the tone and allow the universe to follow. Of course, you can’t just ride the wave. You have to continue to make positive choices and move forward with that energy. When you are feeling good, that can be an easy task. When things are bad is when it becomes more tricky. Just as positive energy can propel us forward, negative energy can pull us back.  Allowing this to happen can lead to a series of bad days or weeks or even years. It can even have a detrimental effect on your health. Being aware and conscious of the energy we create can prevent this from happening. The choice is ours and the choice to turn a bad day into a good one can have a profound effect on our life and our happiness.

If you feel like life isn’t going your way, take a second to see if there are any negative aspects that you could change. You can start with the small ones, they are usually the easiest. But use the momentum to continue moving you forward. I promise you will start to see the difference.