Heaven or Hell: It’s Our Choice

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There is such power in emotions. Don’t you think? They can “take us to heaven” or “drag us straight into hell” with little more than a thought.

Monday was a rather challenging day and on multiple fronts – emotionally and energetically. Though, really? The two go hand in hand, don’t they?

While things have quieted down quite a bit around here, they haven’t reached what could be constituted as “normal” yet.

Will they ever return to that point? I quite honestly don’t know. Things change. We wouldn’t want them to stagnate, after all.

And maybe we’re just in the “transition” stage as the Universe molds and shapes a new, better “normal” for us.

But, I digress…

Tuesday was much better, though.

Perhaps because I was determined not to go through another Monday.

Tuesday, I was “in the groove”.

That morning, I did everything I could think of to positively affect the energy of our home.

I lit a “heart” candle, burned incense, found a new light-bulb for my beautiful rose quartz lamp, created a high vibrational air purifying spray, which I used throughout the house, and did some energy work.

But, I believe the biggest thing I did was to consciously open my Heart and raise my own vibration.

Monday was a rather challenging day and on multiple fronts – emotionally and energetically. Though, really? The two go hand in hand, don’t they?

While things have quieted down quite a bit around here, they haven’t reached what could be constituted as “normal” yet.

Will they ever return to that point? I quite honestly don’t know. Things change. We wouldn’t want them to stagnate, after all.

And maybe we’re just in the “transition” stage as the Universe molds and shapes a new, better “normal” for us.

But, I digress…

Tuesday was much better, though.

Perhaps because I was determined not to go through another Monday.

Tuesday, I was “in the groove”.

That morning, I did everything I could think of to positively affect the energy of our home.

I lit a “heart” candle, burned incense, found a new light-bulb for my beautiful rose quartz lamp, created a high vibrational air purifying spray, which I used throughout the house, and did some energy work.

But, I believe the biggest thing I did was to consciously open my Heart and raise my own vibration.

The Emotional Guidance Scale

One of the big ideas that I was introduced to most recently by my lovely soul-sister, Mona of Beautiful Mind, was the emotional guidance scale.

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You know how there are days when you start off in a great mood, but then something happens and your day just seems to go downhill from there? Well, the emotional guidance scale is a perfect visual for what happens.

Spiraling to the Bottom

Let’s say, you start out your morning contented. (Contentment is there at the bottom of the spiral on the left.) And someone cuts you off in traffic, which results in your becoming irritated and impatient. That takes you near the top of the downward spiral. Then you spill coffee on your white blouse and you become frustrated. Then, once you finally get into the office, you see that Judy from accounting finally got caught up on her work after her long, extended vacation, and has left a large stack of work in your inbox for you to do.

How will you get through it all in one day??? You hit overwhelm. Worry. Then blame because, of course, it’s all Judy’s fault. And you’ll “never get through it all”, but you must get through it all by the end of the day in order to stay on top of things.

How are you going to explain to your kid that you won’t be able to make her/his ballgame that night? You promised, but there’s no way. You feel like a horrible parent because you never seem to be able to make it to those things due to work. Discouragement.

I could go on until we finally spiral down to the bottom, but I won’t. This energy feels heavy enough.

So… George sees you’re having a bad day and the stack of work you have. (George is a great guy! Always there in a pinch.) He offers to take a portion of the work from you. Really??? You would do that for us, George? Thank you!

Suddenly, you start feeling optimistic. You’re back on the upward spiral again! You’ll get through this work by the end of the day, and the great thing is that there’s a chance you’ll get out early enough to make your kid’s ballgame after all. George to the rescue! (Positive expectation and enthusiasm)

Just a Manic Monday

Monday started out as low energy day for me. I hadn’t had a very good night’s sleep, then as the fam milled around the house getting ready, I snapped at Dh, who wasn’t in the greatest of moods either. (Irritation)

By the time I took my daughter to school, I had hit disappointment and possibly doubt. Came back up slightly when I walked through the doors of the space I was to work in that day. (Such good energy!) Then found myself back at irritation and then overwhelment shortly after, and by the time I left, I think I’d hit the bottom.

Tuesday, on the other hand, went swimmingly! I floated through my day at the top of the upward spiral. And the synchronicities that occurred as a result? FABULOUS!

What are we to do?

Our moods… our energy… We do have control over them. Through Awareness and conscious choice… focus… we are able to decide how we will be in this world.

We decide whether we are in heaven or hell. We create one or the other for ourselves.

Sure! We can blame that guy who cut us off in traffic for the irritation we feel. But, in the end, we are the one that has to live with it. Do we really want to give someone that much power over us? Especially someone we don’t know and who has not vested interest in our life?

Tuesday I made the conscious decision to “invite others into my heaven, rather than allowing myself to be pulled into their hell”. I have that choice. I can make that decision.

Will it be easy?

In this day and age when so many people seem to be angry and easily offended by the littlest things? No, but it is my decision, and I choose to live a life in heaven – my own heaven on Earth.

Until next time, dear friend, may you and yours be well!

~Dawna

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