How to Stop A Negative Thought From Manifesting
by Amanda Linette Meder
In September 2016, I woke up suddenly after a clear, vivid dream of a friend of mine.
In the dream, she was living alone near a river, and her kids were seven or eight years older than they are now. But her husband was absent.
I'd walked in to help with lunch and found my friend somber, painting a healing mandala for herself, a project she was working on to process the grief and anger of her husband dying early from a sudden heart attack.
I woke up, briefly discussed what to do with my SO, and then called her.
Indeed, her husband had been struggling with high blood pressure and indeed, his uncle died at exactly the age her husband would've been in my dream, and yes, it was of an early heart attack.
So even though I'm a professional medium, dreams like this are rare.
Most of the time, thoughts, dreams or visions like these are just negative energy puffs coming into my energy field, a side effect of watching the news too late, spending too much time with the gossipy coworkers at the holiday party, or simply reflections of my own soul fears.
But since thoughts like these happen to all of us, I wanted to take this morning to answer a reader question about them.
How You Can Stop Negative Thoughts from Manifesting
Hello, I stumbled across your blog a few times and wondered if you can help me with a question I have. It has to do with preventing negative thoughts from manifesting.
What if you continue canceling out a negative thought with a positive, but you come across an odd coincidence that could be associated with the negative thought even though you keep trying to cancel it out with its opposite?
I had a negative thought keep popping in my head that kept scaring me and then I would try to replace it with a positive immediately till it became almost OCD thinking.
This happened for a week, daily, until it subsided and I honestly thought I was going crazy because I kept thinking about it so much and trying to cancel it out. The more I pushed to not think the negative/unwanted thought it would come and then I would try to replace it with a positive. How do you prevent negative thoughts like this from manifesting if you may have seen a coincidence tied to it? I need to make sure it's erased from my subconscious, and I don't know how to do this. My beloved pet passed away right before these thoughts started, so I think the depression and sadness of that caused me to have fearful unwanted thoughts of loss and no matter how much I tried to push them out they kept coming so I kept trying to replace them.
Is there anything I can do to make sure that negative thought is gone and only replaced with the positive?
Thank for your help, I haven't been able to find any answers on this.
Aside from these thoughts being the workings of a possible premonition, it is entirely natural to become flooded with the idea of another negative event happening to you, especially if one just has.
Your mind and your spirit will naturally want to review a series of worst case scenario events, just to make sure you know what to do when/if the time should arrive. This is so your spirit can feel prepared about when or if said event does happen. To heal it, I've found walking yourself through the worst case scenario event in full helps to release the thoughts of them from occupying your mind space.
What would you do if said negative thought should actually happen? Where would you go for help? What would life look like? Why is this my fear?
Asking yourself these questions and perhaps even journaling back to the time when these thoughts began, can help you release them, put your mind back at ease, and clear the worry.
After you do this, clearing your energy may be necessary to fully remove the thought from cycling through your system.
With particularly sensitive people, especially since our auras a mutable and changeable, it's easy to absorb the thoughts, worries, and fears of others in our energy fields. What I am saying these may not even be your fears or thoughts, but someone else's who is around you. If you work in a helping field - such as in customer service, in a caregiving role, as a mentor - the absorption of other people's energy can get magnified to the point where it can become crippling.
So I recommend regular energy clearing. I have a few meditations in the Member's Meditation Library that can help with this like cord cutting, chakra scrubbing, and energy cleansing. You may want to try closing down your chakras, too, before going around certain people who are known negative thought triggers (yes, I also have a meditation for this too in the Member Meditation Library).
Closing down your chakras - just for a time - can decrease your receptability for new negative thoughts to enter, while you clean out the old ones that were already there.
And finally, if this is a repeating negative thought about someone else dying a horrible death - for example - if you see your boyfriend texting on his way to a friend's house, then headlights coming up on him, and then boom - a crash.
It could be a premonition.
While more likely it's a personal fear or past life fear coming back up to be released, acknowledging that a premonition is rare, it is better safe than sorry.
Without getting everyone all worked up, quietly, gently pass along the message:
Remind him - casually - to be safe before he leaves home and to not text and drive.
So to end, A Recap -
to clear your energy of negative thoughts:
- Work it out with your soul. Allow yourself the opportunity to work out the game plan fully, should the worst case scenario actually occur. Having a plan, no matter what it is, will help you see your thought on paper (outside of yourself), and allow you to release it.
- Clear your energy. These could be other people's thoughts flooding and swirling around your energy field, not yours. In which case, they won't clear out until you clear out your field. This is a general maintenance technique healthy for empaths, sensitives, mediums and others with fluid auras to do on a regular basis.
- Share the premonition. Rare but not unlikely. Repeating thoughts, dreams, or visions of another person's untimely death may be given to you to help them head the warning. Sharing the dream that your friend's husband has a heart attack at thirty-eight could be the impetus he needed to get help.
In my particular case of the husband heart attack dream, I shared the premonition, and I haven't had another like it since. The baton had been passed, so there was no need for it to come back to me. But in other scenarios, I've had to either work it out personally or clear my energy to get the thought to stop. Start with trying one of the techniques above first, and if the thought stops completely, then you know it's worked, and you're good to go on about your life now.
Amanda Linette Meder
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Amanda Linette Meder is a professional educator and writer, and a donor mom to three wild cats and a 12-yr old dog, whom she loves dearly. She writes about both the spiritual and the natural world and helps others like her self lead happy, healthy lives.