Reversing your Emotional Vortex
The key to living a life of well-being is the understanding and leveraging of the Law of Attraction which states, “You attract what you focus on.” The simplest way, although not the easiest, is to do everything in your power to stay in a positive mood. When you do, only positive things can come to you.
A vortex is a simple visual that demonstrates just how the Law of Attraction works. Think of a tornado. When your internal energy vortex is made up of positive emotions, then the cavity or vacuum within your center will draw toward it positive circumstances and events because they are a match to what you are focused on.
Conversely, when your energy vortex consists of negative emotions, then the center becomes filled with negative circumstances that match those emotions.
So, when you find yourself in a negative vortex, how do you reverse it? It’s going very fast. It’s gained lots of momentum and lots of junk along the way, and it’s only getting worse by the moment (thanks to the Law of Attraction, darn it!)
In the many years since I was first diagnosed with clinical depression, I have learned how to reverse a negative energy vortex when I get stuck in one. Today, I’m going to share that information with you.
Fortunately my depression is in remission. However, it is always lurking in the background, ready to step in should I leave a wide enough opening in a negative energy vortex.
Does this mean I’m happy all the time? Hardly. What it does mean is that, over the years, I’ve managed to slowly decrease the tolerance I have bfor wallowing in negative emotions for long periods of time.
Initially, I wallowed for years. My doctor told me I’d suffered from clinical depression since the age of four. When you’re a child and there is no one who knows how to help you release the negativity, there’s not much you can do. However, as an adult, I discovered a world of information on how to treat this depression and I’ve been working on it ever since.
Here is what I have learned about how to reverse a negative energy vortex:
Step 1: Notice it. That sounds ridiculous but often we don’t even know we’re feeling negative emotions. If you ignore them or are oblivious for awhile, don’t worry. They’ll get more intense until they are able to get your attention.
Step 2 – Name it. “I’m in a really bad mood. Do I want to stay here? Do I want to go where this is taking me?”
Step 3 – Go for a thought that brings you some relief.. You don’t go from negative to “happy camper” in 3.5 seconds or less. You work on it a little bit at a time. Set a timer for 3 minutes and use self-talk to feel just a little better. You’ll know you’ve been successful when you experience a sense of relief. It’s at that point that the energy vortex has reversed and is now a positive one. Relief is the reverse gear.
Step 4 – Keep feeding the positive vortex. Use self-talk. Use appreciation. Put on music that pleases you. Do whatever you can to continue your upward spiral.
I have been using this process for many years and can report to you that, not only does it work, it is a formula for thriving no matter what level of negativity you are in. When you master the art of reversing negative energy and turning it into an upwardly spiraling positive vortex, you have taken control of your own well-being.
Being negative takes up much, much more time and energy than being positive. Investing the time it takes to find the reverse will pay for itself over and over in many different and wonderful ways. Give yourself this gift next time you suddenly realize you’re grumpy.