This has, thus far, been one of the most bizarre years of my life.
I am not alone, because that which is impacting me is impacting you, too. It began with the always insane election process and the various ugliness that produces, whatever side you take. Of course, the whole climate change issue looms in the background to varying degrees. Then a virus becomes center-stage, and everyone is taking drastic necessary steps to slow it’s spread to try not to overwhelm hospitals.
That’s the big picture of the world we live in right now. In the vast majority of the nation, people are social distancing and practicing self-quarantine. This is producing a vast amount of anxiety, depression, and uncertainty within the collective consciousness like nothing anyone has experienced before.
While, overall, social distancing and like practices are defensive positions — you still need to take the offensive. The best way to do that is by finding and/or creating positivity.
Important positivity notes
Let’s clear the air about misconceptions about this idea before we get into details, okay?
First — The practice of finding and/or creating positivity does not deny, negate, or ignore reality. You cannot and should not ignore what is going on. People who do that are still gathering in large groups and will inevitably extend how long it will take to slow/stop the spread of Covid-19 (and worse, this is what will overwhelm hospitals and medical professionals).
Second — You can’t and won’t be positive ALL THE TIME. That’s impossible, impractical, and frankly counter to reality. You are a human being and you have both good AND bad feelings. That’s normal.
Third — It is okay to NOT feel positive. You will sometimes be painted into a corner and just unable to go on the offensive — and that’s okay. You’re only human, and the unique circumstances you are facing today can and will take a toll on your psyche.
All that being laid out, however, does not lessen the necessity of finding and/or creating positivity. Why? Because of conscious reality creation, the Law of Attraction, and simple mental health. Deep-rooted negativity leads to depression, anxiety, and other problems that — particularly in a time of heightened emotions — needs to be countered.
Sheltering in place, self-quarantine, and social distancing are defenses. Important defenses. But you also can strike back and take the offensive. The best offensive in this situation is positivity.
Going on the offensive
How does this work?
Mindfulness is the opening of the battle plan. All the news and information you absorb daily soaks into your subconscious. That can take ahold of your headspace, mindset, and overall psyche If left unchecked. Practicing mindfulness is how you gain control and influence over this.
Mindfulness is awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Knowing what you are thinking, what and how you are feeling, and the intentions of your actions is a matter of the now. By being in the present moment you take control of yourself.
Once you have that awareness in hand you can seek, find, and/or create some positivity.
These can be brief moments, prolonged actions, or just occasional matters that will make you feel good.
That’s the point. If you are constantly feeling bad it pulls you down and lessens your abilities to cope, to do anything other than withdraw and go into hiding, and frankly experience life.
This situation is not the end. It’s a holding pattern. It can and will pass. And, as I have written previously, I believe some real good may even come out of this.
Taking the offensive with positivity ultimately empowers you. That gives you the ability to overcome the uncertainty and negativity of the collective consciousness.
Matters of positivity
What are some of the strategies, tactics, weapons, and tools of the positivity offensive?
Different things work for different people at different times — but this non-definitive list should be an outstanding starting point for anyone to use.
- Cat, dog, or funny animal videos on the internet
- Comedy routines
- Online conversations with friends and/or family via GoToMeeting, Zoom, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, etc.
- Cooking, baking, etc.
- Crafting — writing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, etc.
- Cleaning and decluttering
- Music — particularly upbeat and encouraging stuff
- Gaming — online, on a console, or by yourself to keep you entertained
- Masturbation and/or sex (preferably with someone you are already in self-quarantine with)
- Take a drive or a walk outdoors
Anything that makes you feel good, even for only a few minutes, is part of the positivity offensive.
It may only be for brief spans of time — but that’s still okay. Any time you can give to the positivity offensive lessens the impact of negativity and will help you find your calm and center in the utter chaos of the collective consciousness today.
To those of you who work in critical industries and for whom life has not changed — save probably become more chaotic — THANK YOU.
This applies to doctors, nurses, grocery store checkout and stock workers, warehouse workers still making Amazon and the like flow, gas station attendants, delivery drivers, maintenance people, cooks and everyone still working at restaurants, and anyone else who is at higher risk because you are still doing a service for everyone else. THANK YOU.
You, too, need the positivity offensive. But gratitude from the rest of us is a good starting point for you.
In times such as these, positivity is the best offensive to light our way through the murkiness of uncertainty and negativity in the collective consciousness.
Finding and/or creating positivity is the best offensive — but it does require action
Knowing that much of what you are experiencing in the current situation is causing you to go on the defensive, having an offensive plan is healthy for your mindset and psyche. A positivity offensive can create moments where you will be able to use mindfulness to feel good, which will help get you through this — and that ultimately empowers you.
When you feel empowered, your mindfulness increases, you become more aware overall, and that tends to spread to people around you. It can create a feedback loop of awareness and positivity.
As such, you can build more positive feelings and discover more reasons to feel positivity and gratitude. That can be the impetus to improve any number of aspects of your life for the better, generating yet more positivity and gratitude.
An attitude of gratitude is an attitude of immense positivity that can generate even more good energies — and that, like you, is always worthwhile.
You are worthy and deserving of using your mindfulness to find and/or create the reality in which you desire to live. When all is said and done you and I matter — and the positivity offensive can help us get through this.
Originally published at http://titaniumdon.com on March 30, 2020.