Surrounded by Grumpy People?
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Surrounded by Grumpy People?Let your energy change their mood.
I just got back from one of the I Can Do It Conferences sponsored by Hay House. I was still feeling upbeat, so I decided to share the feeling and have dinner with some friends. As we were all catching up with each other’s lives, the waitress came to take our order. It was pretty obvious that she was having a bad day. She was less than friendly and was not hiding how irritated she was. Instead of getting upset, irritated, or angry myself, I used a technique that I was taught many years ago, and still use every time I encounter someone who is angry, annoyed, or just in a bad mood.
I decided to send her positive, calming energy with my thoughts and surround her with white light. I took a moment to imagine the light entering her heart center. I did this for just a minute as she took our order. When our food was ready, she brought it to our table and you could see she was more engaging. Her face was less tense and she actually began to laugh with us! My friends and I looked at each other and they said, “Did you do something, John?” I told them that I’d just sent her positive energy to help ease her mood, and possibly help her to have a better night.
At the end of the meal, the waitress said, “Thank you and please come back!” I left in the hope that the positive shift in her energy would be passed on to her other customers, and maybe she would take that home to her family and let it keep spreading. I’d even bet by the end of that night her tips would reflect her change!
I have used this technique over and over in many situations and places. For instance: How many times have you been on a plane and you swear that the screaming baby was purposely put in the row behind you? Instead of getting irritated or angry with a baby who is clearly suffering from the pressure change or frightened, try sending the baby calming energy. I always choose pink for a baby. I imagine that a beautiful pink bubble is encompassing the child, and more times than not, the baby will stop crying and calm down.
We often forget that we are all made up of energy and we are all quite powerful. How often do you get out of bed in a bad mood, only to find out that the car won’t start, an electrical appliance in your home won’t work, and then something else negative happens? One thing leads to another, and then you end the day by saying, “What a day I had, and I want to forget it ever happened!” Our energy and the energy of those around us can affect us positively or negatively. I just want you to be aware of what you are sending out and what you to let in. The choice is and always will be yours.
Just for today, how about sending out a positive thought or blessing to everyone you encounter – no matter who it is or whether you know them or not. You never know whether this could create a ripple effect that will reach many people in their lives and beyond. You can do this anywhere and at anytime. The person does not have to be in front of you.
Here are a few scenarios to consider:
- If you hear an ambulance in the distance, stop for a moment and send them energy.
- If you hear about a family in need, stop for a moment and send them energy.
- If you find out a neighbor is about to pass, stop for a moment and send them energy to make it a peaceful passing.
It doesn’t have to be an illness, an accident, or a disaster for you to send healing energy. You can even send healing energy to a difficult situation. If a friend of yours is separating from their spouse, or there’s a bad work environment, they could benefit from a little healing thought or intention. There are no limits once you develop a healing consciousness. As you’ve heard me say all too often, “We are all connected. You can make a difference!”