How to Stop A Negative Thought From Manifesting
by Amanda Linette Meder
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.
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 sometimes wants to review a series of worst-case scenario events, to make sure you know what to do when/if the time should arrive. Or to help you avoid one in the future.
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, you may be absorbing the thoughts, worries, and fears of others in your energy field. What I am saying these may not even be your fears or thoughts, but someone else's who is around you.
So I recommend regular energy clearing.
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.
If this is a repeating negative thought about someone else, it could be a premonition, which thankfully are mutable. The more you think something the more likely it is to happen, the less you think something the less likely it is to happen. So premonitions can change with the type of attention we give to them.
While more likely it's a personal fear or past life fear coming back up to be released, without getting everyone all worked up, quietly, gently pass along the message. For example, by providing a gentle reminder for someone that you love to be safe.
My favorite idea is to think positive thoughts right overtop of the negative thought, which can rewrite the mental pathways to generate a happier mindset. Stopping the thought and immediately thinking a happy thought, can eventually change the way thoughts manifest in your mind altogether.
Finally, when I have negative thoughts that won’t go away, sometimes I’ll just inhale some essential oils. My favorites for positive thinking are the blends of Joy and Motivation by Young Living and regular Lemongrass and Orange. I use Young Living oils, but I’m not impartial to other brands. Scent has a powerful ability to change how we process emotions. They can change how we process thoughts, memories, and incoming information - whether it’s energetic or otherwise. So they can change a thought process and in the way, the entire outcome of an event.
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 thought. If you feel it’s something necessary to share, or if you feel it could be a premonition of an upcoming event. While rare, when we share our concerns, it can change the entire outcome or a future event.
- Use essential oils. Persistent negative thoughts could be related to a pattern of how your mind processes the emotions you feel. Essential oils can help to change how you experience emotions by calming the system, which in turn can change how thoughts are processed.
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