Do you know how to transform negative thoughts that stick around despite your best efforts to ignore them?
Often this is something students of the Law of Attraction struggle with!
For example, you might be having a good day, but all of the sudden you hear about an illness that’s going around.
Your immediate thoughts become laced with fear.
- “I hope I don’t get it!”
- “It seems like EVERYONE is getting it!”
- “It sounds just awful!”
Then, shortly the initial worry, a new concern altogether pops up:
- “I don’t want to think this thought!”
- “I don’t want to create this in my reality!”
This new train of thought is then frequently followed by desperate attempts to ignore or push the worry about the illness out of your consciousness.
Now, if you catch negative thoughts early, distraction like this can be a very useful tool. However, if you find yourself dwelling too long on a negative thought, it might not go away so easily.
So, what do you do when negative thoughts haunt you and won’t go away?
1. Face These Negative Thoughts Head On!
Now, I know this flies in the face of conventional Law of Attraction wisdom.
Aren’t we supposed to turn away from fearful thoughts?
The answer is a resounding YES.
However, if the thought just can’t be turned away from, it’s often easier and much more effective to face the fear directly in order to neutralize it.
After all, the only reason why a negative thought will stick around is because you have an emotional charge attached to it. If you can neutralize the emotional charge, you will find yourself much more able to drop the thought.
As you probably already know, we only hold on to fears because they are fearful.
Take the fear out of the thought, and it becomes no more important than any other random thought that crosses your mind.
Here’s how this works:
2. Expose The Worst Case Scenario & Create A Solution For It.
When we identify the worst case scenario, we give ourselves an opportunity to discover how we would handle it.
Our belief in our ability to handle the potential problem will boost our confidence, neutralizing our fear at the same time.
For example, let’s say that in a day or two I really need to sit down and do my bills for the month.
I feel the fear coming on and this negative thought starts to nag me:
- “Will I have enough money this month?”
I try to ignore this negative thought, but it just won’t go away.
So, instead of ignoring the fear, I tackle it head on:
- “Ok, so what’s the worst case scenario?”
I respond to myself I believe the worst it could be is that I am $500 behind on my bills this month.
So, if this $500 problem manifests, what could I do? How might I handle this worst case scenario if it comes through to fruition?
I run down the list of options I could use to tackle the issue & solve this (hypothetical) problem.
- I could take money out of savings or other investments I have.
- I could sell a few old things I don’t use anymore on eBay.
- I could ask family or friends for a loan.
- I could do a cash withdrawal on my credit card.
- I could call the companies I owe money to to negotiate down my debt.
- I could transfer one old credit card balance to a new credit card so I didn’t have to pay it this month.
- I could ask for an extension.
- I could ask for a payday advance.
- I could have a garage sale.
- I could offer to babysit or provide a paid service I knew someone needed.
- Etc., etc., etc.
Whatever I can think of that would help me remedy this worst case scenario I list out until I find something that feels like a good and reliable solution.
3. Reliable Solutions Neutralize Fear.
Now that I have brainstormed how I would handle this event, I’m no longer fearful.
I’ve just reminded myself I have the resources and the ability to tackle anything the universe throws at me.