Every second of every day we have a choice to be mindful of what we allow to come into our lives. Part of being on a spiritual path means raising your level of consciousness and awareness. While even at our highest level of presence, we cannot control every aspect of our lives, setting the intention to live our lives on a high frequency level, and making the choice to gently remove those things that do not serve our highest and greatest good is a great way to raise your vibration and happiness.
1. The first step in moving towards filtering out those things, places, people, habits, and foods that do not serve your highest and greatest good, is to set an intention and be clear that this is really what you want to do. Very often, we have these ideas to make these positive changes, but in reality, we may not be ready to do them. If this is true, there is nothing wrong with you, it happens to all of us, but sit and think about why you may or may not be ready to let some unhealthy habits go. Making the commitment to these changes and getting in that mental space is a great place to begin.
2. Next, strive to be present to every aspect of your life, go inward, and see how it feels for you. Cultivate your sense of intuition here. If some things just aren’t feeling right for you, contemplate why that might be. We live in a society that focuses on over-thinking things, and going off what our brains tell us to do. Learn to listen to your body. Get out of your head and start to feel your way through life.
3. Identify what it is in your life that can be gently let go of. Maybe it’s a violent TV show that leaves you feeling anxious after watching it. Maybe it’s a relationship that agitates you and leaves you feeling lonely. Maybe you are feeling suffocated by your living situation and need growth. There are so many avenues we can look here, and it is all unique to our lives. Identifying what you can release will open up the space to bring in more positives into your life.
4. Finally, after marking what can be released, contemplate what positives you can bring in to fill those spaces. If you’re filtering out a TV show, try replacing it with a positive book. If you’re letting go of a relationship, focus on loving and taking care of yourself. If you’re disenchanted with a living space go searching for somewhere that makes you feel happy, get out in nature, or work to change up the space you’re currently living in. Beginning to gently let go of these negatives and replacing them with purposeful positives will be beneficial to all aspects of your life.
Living positive, happy, meaningful lives is possible for each and every one of us. At every moment, we are all growing and evolving. We progress through making simple, positive changes that add up to create a beautiful, purposeful life.
How do you feel about letting negative influences in your life go? What are somethings you can gently let go of today? Let us know!
Michelle is Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life's Creative Director and resident writer. She has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher with trainings with Anuttara Yoga Shala and Strala Yoga. Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness in all areas of their lives, and truly believes the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life movement will bring lasting change to the world. Michelle splits her time between Florida and New York City and loves connecting with people from all over the world. If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org