Negativity from others, the news, and our own minds can have a stressful impact. Melissa Alvarez in her book 365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency shares some simple tools that will help to increase calm and balance into your life and to get away from the negativity.
Negativity can integrate into your life in ways that you might not even imagine. When you’re feeling stressed, depressed, or just off-kilter, try this exercise to detach from negative thoughts and feelings.
Imagine that you are in a big field, desert, or valley surrounded by mountains on all sides. Look at your life and gather negative situations, people, and emotions that are affecting you and put them all together in a group, stack them in a big pile or pen them in a corral in front of you. Now mentally push them away from you. Send them to the other side of the field, across the desert, or up into the mountains. Once the negative things are far, far away from you, look at them one at a time, really considering each situation or person and how it relates to you and affects you. Does the situation look less bleak from this distance? Is the person that’s bringing you down just full of hot air because they feel small and worthless themselves? When you push negativity away to a place where you can see it for what it truly is, you are destroying its attachment to your life. This exercise can be done at any time in any place, and it will always challenge you to see the people and situations in your life as they truly are. *Push negativity into the distance to see it clearly.
Alvarez, Melissa. 365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency: Simple Tools to Increase Your Spiritual Energy for Balance, Purpose, and Joy