I talked about the importance of visualization and imagination last week, but what happens when your imagination has been hijacked by your negative ego? If all you can imagine is darkness, and worst-case scenarios, then your negative ego is controlling your imagination.
First thing first, take your power back from your negative ego. Recognize that there’s a part of you that, for whatever reason- most likely as a survival mechanism, started to give more attention and energy to things turning out badly. Maybe there’s a part of you that gets a sense of righteousness or power out of seeing the negative come to fruition. The, “See I was right, I knew X (something bad) would happen!” Or maybe negativity is all you experienced and knew as a child, so it’s easier to imagine the dark than the light.
Take your power back from the past, release self-judgement, and have empathy towards the part of you that didn’t have hope or optimism. Then view your past through a different lens: can you see the younger you and have compassion for what they went through? That the only way they could survive, was either by attaining some semblance of power and control through being right(eous), or by not expecting the positive and the light. As you have compassion for that little you who couldn’t think positively because it was too painful, also bring in the understanding that that you was doing the best they could. And hope could’ve been a dangerous thing, especially if your hopes were crushed over and over.
Maybe this didn’t start in early childhood, maybe it was adolescence, or young adulthood when it was too painful to think of positive things potentially happening. Discover what age it was when your beliefs were shattered that there could be light in your life, and in the world. That’s the where you need to send love and healing.
Through your imagination or through writing, talk to that part of you and let them vent. Let them talk about how it’s too hard to imagine anything positive. Let them speak out all of their pain. Then show them that you, as their future self, make it. That you are greater than any of the bad things that happened. Open to the possibility of believing in goodness and beauty. Say to yourself, “It’s safe for me to believe good things can come to me. It’s safe for me to see and experience a beautiful, healed world.”
As you remind yourself it’s safe to release the pain of the past and create a future very different than what you experienced, you release the stored trauma that holds the negative ego in charge.
Then move on to the what if ‘s: “What if I could transcend my pain and have a joyful future? What if I could truly let go of the hurt and live a reality unlike anything I’ve experienced up until now? What would that be like? What would that even look like? What if there could be hope? What if there could be love and laughter? What if I could thrive now?
Be open and willing. Bring your energy and power into this moment. Realize that you in present time can make a different choice. That only you have the power to declare that your negative ego is no longer allowed to rule your imagination. When you feel yourself thinking negative things and having a negative outlook, you can change that. You can choose to believe that good things happen. You can choose to believe in the goodness of humanity. You can choose to believe that the Universe really does have your back. Maybe you feel like that wasn’t true when you were young and maybe you couldn’t believe that before now. But never forget your personal power and the power of choice.
Ultimately, do you want to contribute more love or more pain to the world? If you’re reading this, I guarantee you’re in the love category. But even those of us in the love category sometimes get tripped up; it happens, we’re human. So as much as possible, don’t let your negative ego control your imagination. You’re too powerful to keep creating from a place of darkness and destruction. Create from a place of goodness and light and let your imagination flow from there.
Me, Tina Germain, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!