I don’t think there’s too many places in the world right now where emotions aren’t running high. Let’s face it, there’s a lot going on. From the impeachment “trial” of the President of the United States and the upcoming election here to the fires in Australia to the earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and many other occurrences around the globe, people can begin to feel emotionally fried. What many don’t realize or fail to remember is that we have a choice, each and every day, how we will be affected and how we choose to respond and feel about these events. It’s called free will.
The word “smorgasbord” is a Swedish word whose meaning “is a Scandinavian meal, originating in Sweden, served buffet-style with multiple hot and cold dishes of various foods on a table…It is typically a celebratory meal and guests can help themselves from a range of dishes laid out for their choice.” (Wikipedia) And there’s that word again – “choice.”
I chose this analogy because there are a plethora of emotions in this human reality to pick and choose from every day, in every situation we may be faced with, and it is we who do make that choice, just like choosing what you will eat from the smorgasbord. The question is, what do you choose?
Do you choose foods (emotions) from the buffet that you are accustomed to, even though they leave you feeling queasy, unsatisfied, or even deeply ill? Or, are you more apt to choose those foods/emotions that uplift you, make you feel energized, and give a sense of satisfaction? There’s nothing wrong with choosing the same things. The question is, how does it make you feel?
Some may now be asking themselves how you can choose to feel “good” about any form of misfortune happening to yourself or to others. That’s a good question. I believe it becomes a matter of perspective. Something bad happens, to yourself or others, you recognize it, express your concern, sadness, anger, etc. for it, but rather than staying in those emotions, you then seek out what positive thing you might do to help the situation and those in it. It might be no more than sending some love and positive energy to the situation and those involved (especially if you are one of those involved), but you move your energy out of the lower vibrations and uplift yourself, and others, to a more positive, constructive emotion that benefits everyone.
Solutions and healings to any illness, misfortune, or disaster come not from staying in the emotions of the suffering of the problem that’s occurred, but rather through the positive emotions of finding the solution that will bring resolution to that problem. Recognize the problem, feel the emotions of it, and then allow yourself to experience the feelings of finding and implementing a solution to bring about healing.
I realize that I’ve probably made it sound easy. I understand that, for many, it’s not. For whatever reason, it’s so much easier for so many of us to go to the energy buffet and choose low vibration emotions. (Like eating food that’s gotten cold.) Often, it’s because it’s become a habit. Whether you’re talking sadness, anger, hate, despair, misery, despondency, etc., it seems these have become so much easier for us to feel than to reach for and embrace the higher vibration emotions of joy, peace, love, hope, contentment, cheerfulness, etc. Why is that?
Some of it comes back to habit. Some of it comes from not realizing you have a choice to change the way you feel about something or someone. Low vibration emotions can become addictive and, like any addiction, become difficult habits to break so we can bring about change. For some, our emotions control us and make choices for us rather than us choosing the emotions that will best benefit us. You’re standing at the smorgasbord, with your plate, with an abundance of emotions to choose from. You don’t have to choose the same ones, if they make you feel bad. Make a different choice. Make it your new emotional habit for your health and well-being.
What I think is really cool about choosing the higher vibration emotions from the celestial buffet is that it not only benefits us, but, ultimately, it benefits others and the world. Whether we choose to believe it or not, the level of vibration from our personal energy fields does ripple out and create an effect upon others and upon the planet we live on. When even just one of us chooses to lift our vibrations, it creates a ripple that can be felt by others. When enough of us do this, we can manifest real change in our lives, the lives of others, and the life of our planet that can be seen by any who choose to pay attention.
Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I think that’s important to realize. Each of us does matter and each of us can make a difference, even if we never leave the confines of our home. Just by making the choice each day to come from a place of high vibration emotions, we contribute to the well-being of not only ourselves, but our fellow beings and Mother Earth as well. We are just that powerful and important.
So, begin each day by recognizing you are literally standing at a smorgasbord with oh so many choices and those choices belong to you and you alone. Start to really look at what you have been choosing and whether it benefits you. If it doesn’t, then look at the other choices and make the decision to sample something new that will bring you more satisfaction. It may take a while for it to become your new emotional habit, but just becoming consciously aware that you have a choice can begin to make all the difference in the world. Bon appetit!