Todd over at ChannelingMyself.com, recently wrote a post about 2012 and all the doomsday prophecies floating around. In the post, he posed the question: “… could the paranoia being fed to the masses actually be contributing to the outcome of such an event? Is 2012 a self fulfilling prophecy?” In other words, if enough people believe the doom and gloom scenarios, could they actually bring them about? If the majority of the word’s citizenry focuses on the end of the world, would the world then end, no matter how much your well meaning, meditating hiney focuses on puppies and rainbows?
Choose your reality
Let me clear up a couple of basics: You are basically the center of your own little Universe. This Universe is a direct reflection of your vibration, which is made up of all the thoughts you think and beliefs you hold, whether you consciously know it or not. That means that everything that’s currently in your reality was attracted to you by you. With me so far? Good. Let’s go further.
All realities exist simultaneously. Think of it this way: It’s like you’re in the middle of Times Square, with thousands of people running around. And someone gives you a special pair of glasses. When you put them on, suddenly, Times Square has a lot less people, buildings and billboards in it. What’s more, all the people you see are friendly and beautiful. The billboards are positive and the buildings are well maintained. The air is fresh and the birds are singing and an empty cab pulls up right in front of you.
Then, someone gives you a different pair of glasses and you put those on, instead. Suddenly, all the happy, beautiful people are gone. What you see now are a bunch of stressed out, drugged up, strung out, dirty people. They look afraid and angry and dangerous. The buildings you see are all run down and falling apart. The billboards have graffiti on them. You want to catch a cab out of there but can’t seem to find a free one.
The happy people and the nasty people are all inhabiting the same space, they are all present at the same time, but what you see depends on which glasses you put on. When you were wearing your nasty glasses, that empty cab still pulled up in front of you. It was there, but you couldn’t see it. It simply didn’t exist in your reality.
Your vibration determines which glasses you wear and what you see and experience. It’s all there for you to choose from, but you get to pick what you allow into your reality.
The Collective Consciousness Dilemma
So, let’s say that 99 out of 100 people are focusing on the world ending in a horrible, bloody mess, and one person is focusing on peace on Earth. Won’t the energy of those 99 people just drown out the energy stream of that one person? Doesn’t collective consciousness play a role? Does size (of the crowd) really not matter?
Well, yes and no. You see, when you get a group of people all focusing on the same outcome, then yes, the energy of that grows. This not only makes it more likely that this outcome will come into the physical, but it also makes it easier for anyone in the vibrational vicinity of that thought to join that crowd.
It’s as if those 99 people were all handing out glasses to their doomsday reality. They may hand out a lot of pairs, allowing more and more people to join them, but every one of those people still has to make the decision (consciously or not) to put on the damn glasses. So that one guy, Mr. Positive, would have easy access to those glasses. And if he chose to put them on, he would begin to the see the world in exactly the same way. If he chose to keep them on, if and when the doomsday scenario were to actually come about, he would then experience it.
If, however, Mr. Positive decides to take the doomsday glasses off at some point and put on his peace and happiness glasses again, then, if and when the 99 bring about and experience their doomsday scenario, he will not be a part of it. He will be focused on his own reality. Taking off the happy glasses didn’t wipe out the happy reality. It simply made it disappear until he put the glasses back on.
You are not aware of all the crap in the world right now
I can feel some of you looking at me with some skepticism. The world could literally end and you could actually not be aware of it? Yes. Let me continue to make my argument.
Consider this: Tons of horrible crap happens in the world every day. And even though the media does their best to spread this horrible crap all around (I do love to paint a picture with words), you are still not aware of the grand majority of it. A bus with 12 school children went off a cliff ten minutes ago in a country far, far away (But not really. I’m making a point. Chillax, people!). The news hasn’t gotten a hold of it, or you didn’t turn on the TV today. So this horrible thing happened, but you have no idea that it did. Has the fact that you didn’t know about the event changed anything for the school children? Nope. Not a thing. But it did change something for you: It saved you from the pain you would’ve experienced on their behalf.
Now, let’s say that you consciously make a decision to stop doing things that make you feel bad and you raise your vibration. You stop watching the news and focusing on horrible feeling things in general. When something tragic happens, it barely reaches your radar. Perhaps someone at work mentions it and you’re aware, but you’re no longer bombarded with images and messages over and over, and you don’t have the same emotional reaction. You know something happened, but you’re not going to let it drag you into despair. You are not experiencing reality in the same way anymore. The same amount of tragedy exists as always, but you no longer see it or experience it. You’ve switched glasses.
Isn’t that cold and naïve?
Whenever I share my views on this subject in mixed company (LOAers and non-LOAers), someone inevitably calls me naïve, delusional or cold. How, they ask me, could I turn my back on the world’s suffering? How could I not care?
But it’s not that I don’t care. I care a great deal. That’s actually why I take the stance that I do. You see, I’ve realized that I can’t suffer enough to stop anyone else’s suffering. In fact, all I’m doing is hurting myself. How does my pain stop rainforest deforestation or help abused kids? It doesn’t. It could make me feel less guilty for not being in the same situation, if I still subscribed to that belief system, but it would do nothing to actually help anyone. If, however, I briefly look at the problem, just long enough to become aware of it, and then focus all of my energy on what I want – the solution – while staying open to the fact that a solution may actually exist, then I’m at the very least increasing the energy of the solution, making it easier to find. Should I be a match to implementing that solution, because of my skill set and intentions, then I am also opening myself up to receiving that answer. I can’t do either of those if I’m sitting on the couch with a pint of ice cream, sniffling about the world’s problems.
So, like, is the world going to end, or what?
Having said all of that, I personally don’t believe the world is going to end. With the global energy rising, more and more people are waking up to their own power every day. More and more people are unwilling to put up with feeling bad and sleepwalking through their lives, and are discovering that they have a right to feel better. More and more people are starting to throw off their shackles and are starting to live deliberately. Add this to all the new kids being born today, who are absolutely unwilling to be trained into compliance if it means unhappiness and who are teaching their parents about living in the moment and following their intuition, and I’d say that overall, we’re going to be just fine.
There will, however, always be a small number of people who are simply unwilling to feel better. They will hold on to their fears with a death grip. And as the global energy rises, the pressure within these individuals will increase. They may well act out, trying to alleviate their powerlessness and desperation. There could be violence. Any organization that is built on control, such as governments, will also “act out” and attempt to regain that control using increasingly desperate measures. But the ridiculousness of their actions will become more and more apparent to those who are waking up and they’ll fail (honestly, aren’t we seeing that already?).
I believe that in the end, the great majority of people will make the leap to a higher vibration. And even though there are bound to be pockets of people still hanging on to their lower frequencies, they will be few and fairly isolated. It will be like each group will be wearing their own set of glasses and they won’t have access to the other, if they’re even aware of each other.
I truly believe that we are in the midst of the most exciting time on Earth. Ever. What we are witnessing is the dawning of a new age, a new human being. We are evolving, and we’re doing so quickly. Will there be some ugliness? Yes. But you don’t have to be a part of it, if you choose not to put on those glasses. You can focus on the solution, on peace and happiness. And you do that by focusing on how you feel and choosing the better feeling thought as often as you can. You don’t have to wait until you’re forced to choose (by allowing your resistance to get to big and painful that you don’t want to take it anymore and finally give in to feeling good). Start today. Raise your vibration. Choose happiness now. Add to the energy of the solution. Hand out happiness glasses. If enough of us do that, perhaps the doomsday glasses will go out of style all together. 🙂
What do you believe? Will the world end? Are you afraid of chaos or other people’s beliefs?
Just a thought, lovely people – can we have happiness contact lenses too? Glasses don’t suit me that much and if the world and its inhabitants are going to go a bit doolally, I want to look my best whilst trying to calm those around me, down!
Melody, I love reading all your articles and all your comments. Brilliant stuff….
Ahaha, Boby, I love it. Of course, you can happiness contact lenses. Or we make the happiness glasses invisible. That way, they’ll go with any outfit. 🙂
And thanks for your kind words.
Love the post! I’d also like to add a little thought. Do the people who buy into the doomsday prophecies actually really truly believe them? I mean, if you think about it, if a massive lottery win of £200,000,000 is too much for most of us to actually comprehend, or “feel” in one fell swoop, isn’t the end of the world an even bigger quantum leap?
So, people who are focusing on the end of the world surely will have massive resistance, since they are experiencing their life at the moment, and not the reality that would be if the world really did end.
I think they must experience far too much resistance to these prophecies to actually be in the place where they’re sending out the “right” (?) vibe to have them brought into reality.
Does that make sense?
That makes perfect sense, yes, and I totally agree with you. Most people focusing on the end of the world don’t truly believe that the world will end, nor are they actually lined up with that scenario. They aren’t doing themselves any favors, of course, and they are in pain, but just like most people who are depressed and thinking about suicide will never actually do it, so are most people who focus on doomsday scenarios not actually lined up with that extreme.
Excellent point! 🙂
I was lifted just be reading this post! Thank you Melody!
Thanks Kat! I’m so glad!
This is an interesting question. If enough people believe the world will end in 2012, will it? I’d say no. This isn’t the first time the end of the world was predicted. In 1910 the world was freaking out because the orbit of the Earth would pass through the tail of Halley’s comet for six hours. It was reported that the tail contained deadly gases and people were in deadly danger. People panicked. In the end nothing happened because the gases were such extremely low concentrations to affect no one.
LOL Steve. Yeah… we do love our doomsday prophecies, don’t we? And yet, the world continues spinning on its axis. Things are so much better than we’ve been led to believe. We just have to be willing to put on our happiness glasses. 🙂
ahahah! I’m sorry, I know it’s sad, but I can only imagine little you asking a lot of questions 🙂 That poor idiot might have been embarrassed for not knowing all the answers. Today that’s called an intelligent kid 🙂
I remember my mother telling me a lot of times that she never wanted to go back to her childhood because she didn’t people’s mentality back then, and now when “I” think of mine I feel the same way, maybe just not as strongly as my mother does.
So, yes, we are getting better.
I imagine most adults at the time thought I was a right pain in the ass. I’m often happily amazed at how differently kids are treated today, how their intelligence and their creativity are fostered more often than they used to be. How their opinions are respected and their feelings honored. Ah to be a kid today! 🙂 Or tomorrow! Just imagine how much better it’ll get!!! Yay!
As always you’ve written a great post. When I was reading your last paragraph it reminded me for example how sometimes older people would say that times are going from bad to worse. I totally disagree with that. I know some people who are only in their 40’s to 50’s who have been mistreated on a regular basis by their schools teachers or raised by very tough parents for example. And I’m not saying the occasional case, not it was very common back then.
This type of behavior is less and less accepted by the children and society in general. That’s why you don’t really hear anymore, either in Europe or America that a teacher hanged a kid by the feet or twisted their ears so bad that they were rush to the hospital. In other words, people only about 30-50 years ago were actually acting more like animals than they do now.
This is a fact. The human being as a whole is growing up, so to speak, so, yes, I agree our global good energy is rising. A lot of things are actually getting better 🙂
So true! I know that my parents and grandparents were really mistreated, by today’s standards, by their school officials and parents. Beatings were the norm. I, myself, was often locked in a closet for asking too many questions by an after school program administrator. That would be unthinkable today. And teachers and parents haven’t just stopped doing these things because of the law. The law has changed to reflect society’s opinions. Parents and teachers no longer think it’s ok to treat kids this way and as you so rightly pointed out – the kids just won’t accept it anymore. We are evolving, and although we have some growing pains, overall, we are becoming better and better and better and….
A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Social Indicators Research reports on one of the most dramatic sociological experiments ever undertaken. Researchers predicted in advance that the calming influence of group meditation practice could reduce violent crime by over 20 percent in Washington, D.C., during an 8-week period in the summer of 1993.
In fact, the findings later showed that the rate of violent crime–which included assaults, murders, and rapes–decreased by 23 percent…
It is also said that during WWII, ‘mystic’ used meditation to keep the Germans from landing on British soil-which, never happened. The power of thought, when used to achieve a specific result, is incredible. It is said that we only need 11% of the world’s population to alter our reality. It is the ‘hundredth monkey,’ an actual experiment. And if you think about it, our world is guided by no more than 10% of the population, the rest simply follow. So, a focused belief in a new earth at peace and harmony is certainly doable. But, an earth focused upon disaster, well, as Mel says, for them, they may get what they are focused on.
Yes! Yes! I love those studies. And they’ve done more with TM and proven over and over again that crime rates went down during the meditation periods. We have no idea, collectively, just how powerful we really are. Yay! 🙂
Hey Awesome Melody,
Earlier I use to think looking at growing population everything will finish one day & world will come to an end, to add onto this daily news papers & news channels do their best to scare people & update with unnecessary things.
But, when I came to know LOA and saw few episodes on discovery about future planning by scientists, I was amaze and happy to connect with.
Your article helped me to understand how it works and we will get what we want. Universe is never short of anything…
“You have Excellent way of putting across.”
Huge Hugs & Love, wearing “happiness glasses”
It’s easy to get into that negative mindset when all the information you see and hear is along those lines. But when you start looking for the positive sides, you see that they are everywhere. There is FAR more hope than despair. But we have to be willing to see it.
Huge hugs to you!
I’m a firm believer in what you’ve written. The energy we put out is what we get in return. We are responsible for letting negative energy, or what I love to call, energy vampires, into our space. We all have the ability to put on our armour and keep them away from us.
Happiness glasses? You bet. It’s interesting….since leaving in Israel, my American friends continue to talk with me about the danger of living in Israel, the terrible stuff that is bound to happen, and how unsafe it is for me to be here. I just tell them Israelis live their life one day at a time….and don’t dwell on the future or worry about it. Their negative energy doesn’t effect me.
It’s all interesting stuff….and important. Thanks for putting it out on the table…you did a great job…xxoo-Fran
thank you SOOOO much for sharing this incredibly valuable perspective. When we think of the people living in Israel, we can only ever apply our own perspective, in other words, how would I feel if I suddenly had to live there? But I’ve met Israelis and as you said, they don’t think that way. They are not constantly afraid. People acclimate and change their perspective and we can never judge someone esle’s experience, because we can’t know exactly what their perspective is.
I have yet to visit Israel, but it’s on the list. I hear it’s a beautiful country filled with awesome people. Or is it an awesome country filled with beautiful people? I shall bring both my awesome and beautiful glasses. He, he.
I don’t think the world is going to end either. I feel like maybe there will be an end to a certain way of thinking, if there’s any end at all. Look at Y2K and all the craziness that accompanied that thinking. You explain positive thinking perfectly Melody! Great, great post!!
PS Thanks for the link!!
I think the parallels are right on. Y2K scared a lot of people. I didn’t think that anything bad was going to happen. I just couldn’t convince myself to become part of the paranoia. And it’s the same now. But some people just love the drama of it all. And that’s great for them. 🙂
You’re so very welcome!
This explains it SO WELL, all of which I believe! You do an awesome job. My favorite part: “I can’t suffer enough to stop anyone else’s suffering.” and the explanation using the glasses. I vote for rose colored ones! Why was wearing them so poo pooed when I was a child?
Ha, ha, Lori. Well, as kids were were told that life is harsh and the sooner we realized that, the better, since we’d have to be “realistic” in order to survive. The older the generation, the more that applies and vice versa. So, kids being born now are coming into a much less Doom and Gloom scenario than we did.
And there are sill many who believe that to not look at the negatives all day long is naive. Oh well. Let them call us naive as we sit in our bubble, with our happiness glasses on, laughing and dancing. If that’s naive, I’ll take it any day.
I like the idea of Happiness Glasses, Melody! To say, “my mind is mine” is not correct. To say, “your mind is yours” is not correct. Our minds are individuated part of Universal Mind, not separate from it. The nature of peacefulness is the whole answer; the answer that I am seeking; the answer that you are seeking. A sincere wish for inner peace activates higher intelligence that guides us to the perfect life. The cause of every problem is the inability to put on the right “glasses” and see the above truths. Life is solved by reflecting on truths, like the above, without self-reference, which is the ultimate reality.
You’re so right. “Life is solved by reflecting on truths…” And to me, finding my truth means figuring out what thought feels best. We so often settle for perspectives that feel awful, because we simply don’t think changing that perspective is an option. But that’s what life is all about! I think that’s true freedom: Realizing that in each and every moment, we have the power to change our experience by changing our perspective. Ahhh, these comments are making me so happy!
The best thing someone did was tell me about those happiness glasses a long time ago! You explain this so well. I think an article on how many ways we can help negative situations would be good. So many people have no idea.
Thanks so much for your wonderful words. Hmmm. That’s an interesting idea! Although, then I’d have to go looking for negative situations to “turn around”. Dilemma… 😉
Thanks for taking the time to ponder and answer my 2012 dilemma. I watched a video the other day of Bashar and he was talking about how we each make up our own reality, just like you mentioned. He also said that the one physical earth would always remain the same but the difference was that there could be infinite parallel realities. I tried to focus my reality on the 330 million lottery the other night but it apparently found its way to someone in Rhode Island. 🙁
Thanks for inspiring this post! I had a great time writing it and am loving the comments from everyone.
Ah yes. The elusive lottery… I wrote a post on that. You can find it here: http://www.deliberateblog.com/2011/06/12/can-i-use-the-law-of-attraction-to-win-the-lottery/
Perhaps that 330 million dollar reality wasn’t at all what you wanted. The Universe knew that, but you don’t…:)
Perhaps you are right, 300 million would be entirely too much and draw way too much attention.
Life will go on, regardless of what happens. And I agree that we can choose happiness. Oh yes, and I loved the happiness glasses concept. I enjoyed reading this.
Thanks so much Vidya! Extra pair of happiness glasses for you! 🙂
Oh you have done it again! Painted quite a word pictures and then explained it all away and so it fit into a positive view…sweet.
I am very tired tonight, and I just felt a surge of energy after reading your words. As a person who has been a generous “do gooder” for years and years….fundraising for health clinics and women’s shelters and food coops and peace…..it has been hard to change the focus onto myself…..but I am finding that I have made myself ill but trying to save the world and then I have nothing to give…but giving to myself now it is promoting a new kind of peace.
It is hard as I drift away from the negative in my family….many days it feels lonely and yet I prefer to be with myself or with my blogging folks than mired down………..
I have to say recently I have gotten upset with the attack on women’s health, because that is an area I have put so much energy into…and yet, having my health insurance cancelled has opened so many more doors and opportunities.
I am wishing that someone nearby will become a touchable person in my journey…I think I need a massage and some positive touch…hmmm that was clarifying
Keep on delighting…2012 just full of good things yet to come!
It’s so great that you’re finally focusing on yourself. It’s great to give, but not if it depletes you. You have to be selfish in order to be able to help others. 🙂
I love massages! And not just because they feel good (although that’s the main reason). I think of it as therapeutic touch. And think about it: You’re not reciprocating, you’re simply allowing another person to give energy to you, you’re allowing THEM to give you YOU, something that you don’t easily do. Yes, go get a massage. 🙂
I loved this post, Melody! Folks often ask me what’s going to happen after December 21, 2012. I tell them nothing, except December 22 and 2013 will follow. If, as you said, we believe they will. If we don’t — well, that’s another story….
All this reminds me of something Seth, channelled by Jane Roberts, said many years ago. He said there were two different endings to World War Two. One ended in a nuclear holocaust. The other ended as we or our parents/grandparents experienced it. And as we read in our history books.
Makes you think.
Oooh, John. I forgot about that! Wow, how cool is that thought? There could’ve been (and almost certainly were) multiple endings to all kinds of historic events. How would we know, though? We wouldn’t! We would only be aware of this one reality, this one timeline. Taking it a step further though, we are not locked into this reality. We can jump from one to another at will, using our focus, so we can experience whatever future we want.
Ack! I just love discussions like this!!
Our world which is so insignificant in the grand scheme of things; but pretty damn big as it pertains to us individually is pretty resilient. Yes, it has been somewhat wiped out at different periods of history, but never totally; and I think the chance of having total oblivion is silly talk.
Therefore, I don’t think 100 people; 10,000 people or 10,000,000 people thinking negatively will tilt the doomsday prophecies into place. The human race can be pretty resilient when need be. Even if we have to deal with the aliens who built the pyramids coming back……:).
Ha ha Bill. You know, we often forget that we are not the only ones on this planet. I’m not talking about aliens, but about animals, plants, single celled organisms. They are all less focused than we are, but more more allowing. They help the planet keep the balance. We are just one part of the whole, and not nearly a big enough part to cause the destruction of the earth. Sure, we have the capability, but that doesn’t mean we’ll actually use it. Makes for great movies, though…
Huge hugs to you my friend!
PS: I’ve heard it said that a positive thought vibration is thousands of more times powerful than a negative one — so the world won’t end as long as you, your readers, and other vibrant souls continue to create deliciously and with abandon!
Yes! Abraham says that a lot and I believe it! I take that to mean that you can be in a room with 1000 people who are all doom and gloom and if you hold steady to your vision of peace, you can still line up with it, even if they don’t. But what’s more, is that most of those 1000 aren’t going to be all that stable (deliberate) in their lower vibration so if you keep shining brightly with a higher one, they’ll be pulled up to meet yours. And suddenly, everyone’s doing the happydance. 🙂
I am thrilled to come across your site! I’m a Law of Attraction practitioner and yet have only one site I truly enjoy — now, with yours, make that two.
Your light-hearted yet thoughtful way feels like the perfect approach — one that can only be attained through truly living it.
Thank you for this post — 2012 will be more of a fizzle than Y2K, for all of the reasons you and your readers here elaborate.
A final note — I read your comment in the comments above with relish:
“Everything is expanding and our standard of living is increasing daily (no matter how much people complain, think about how people lived just 50 years ago. Our lives are so much easier now)”
Everything is magnificent if you can look at it over a longer span of time —
A new fan —
Welcome to Deliberate Receiving! Great reference back to Y2K. I remember all the panic back then. It’s one of the reasons I left Las Vegas. People were running around buying up food and generators and guns. And then? Splat. Nothing. 🙂
And let’s not forget: Even with all that chaos and drama, the energy of order prevailed. We were not plunged into darkness and despair. Because well-being is our natural state. We actually have to work at destroying that. 🙂
Huge hugs to you and I’m so glad you found your way here!
Melody, this is a truly awesome post!
You have encapsulated all my thoughts and feelings about all this 2012 gloom and doom talk.
Even assuming the world is ending this year, as you say “We can focus on the solution, on peace and happiness”. Let’s all do that and make it happen!
I am just off to hand out more “happiness glasses” 🙂
Yay Arvind! Let’s start a happiness glasses movement. He, he. You know what though? We don’t have to make it happen. It’s already created and available. We just have to line up with it. There’s no danger at all that we will somehow NOT create peace. That’s not our job. We just have to put on the glasses so that we can join that reality instead of a different one. 🙂
Happiness Glasses! Get your happiness glasses here!! Ha.
“It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!” I, a “shiny, happy person,” like REM’s thinking. 🙂
Whether the world ends this year or not is pretty irrelevant in my daily life. I’m living each day as well and as happily as I can and am in the process of making 2012 my absolutely best year ever!
In my blog and in life, I’m handing out as many pairs of happiness glasses as I can.
Melody – I absolutely love how you present the LOA in such an easy-to-understand form! I’ve tried to understand many of its concepts and couldn’t quite make them real. Your analogies have helped me immensely! Thank you!!!!
Yay! Another shiny happy person (or puppy…)!! I love this! Focus on being happy now and all that doomsday stuff becomes irrelevant. And what’s more is: if the world did end at the end of the year, then what’s a better strategy: Live life to the fullest each day or sit around and lament that the world is going to end. Actually, I’m going to use that. The next time someone tells me about the end of the world, I’m going to ask them “And THIS is how you choose to spend your last year on Earth??” Ha. Just made myself giggle.
Add Energy To the Reality that you want to experience
If law of attraction is (physically real) and I believe it is. Then for those people that believe in doomsday 2012, it is my knowing that is what they will experience. They will experience their own vibrational version of their beliefs or their dominate vibration. There can be no exception. We either create our reality 100% of the time or we don’t !! Like gravity it’s a physical law.
Each of us creates our own distinct reality. No two pairs of glasses are the same although they may appear to have some commonality they are still unique to the wearer of the glasses. (perspective)
If it is your belief that we are in the midst of experiencing an exciting time on earth a golden age, a time of mass awakening to our true self and the interconnectedness of all things. Then that is what you will experience.
Choose your thoughts wisely with the knowing that you are creating your life 100 percent of the time. Focus on the life that you want and most importantly believe or as Melody says be a conscious deliberate receiver. Briefly look at what you don’t want and allow what you do want. Understand the necessity and the importance of contrast in the creation of your unique reality.
You are all beautiful, magnificent creators uniquely creating your life and your world.
I couldn’t have said it better myself (although I’m not gonna stop trying! Ha! ) I think the biggest “obstacle” for most people is that they’re still not fully convinced that they do, in fact, have a choice. They’re afraid that if they put on the happiness glasses, that the monsters, which are still there and which now can’t be seen, will become even more dangerous and will swallow them up. But it isn’t just about not being able to see them. When you put on the happiness glasses, you shift realities. The “monsters” literally cease to exist for you and what’s even better, you stop existing for them. How great is that!
Thanks so much for adding your valuable insights to this post. 🙂
I love that – Hand out happiness glasses! Worrying about the end of the world sounds like one more thing to concern yourself with when a) it probably won’t happen any time soon and b) there is nothing we can do about a physical collapse of the earth. “You can focus on the solution, on peace and happiness.” – I like this line as well and why not. Let’s find our joy, reaching out to others and being kind and the rest will follow.
I think it comes down to choosing to feel good. Do thoughts of the earth collapsing feel good? Nope. And yet, many choose to torture themselves with these thoughts. I think, as you pointed out, the fallacy of this kind of thinking is especially apparent when we’re focusing on something we can’t do anything about, anyway. The real question is: Do you want to feel good right now or not? :o)
Thanks for sharing your perspective here!
The entire hype about the end of the world is based on the end of the Mayan calendar. We could as well try to read the future from chicken entrails. Probably the Maya gal or guy working at their calendar factory went on strike or just didn’t care about the distant future. Understandable.
No, i’m not even remotely concerned about the date but more or less curious. The world may or may not end, but it’s so exciting to experience it and i’m going to enjoy the day!
As far as problems go, there are many ways out of the dilemma. For instance, ages ago Nicola Tesla invented a method to use wireless electricity. There are so many things we can do to improve the situation and also to protect nature and animals, and we should look at the progress to date. There are so many brilliant people networked and working on solutions for renewable energy and other problems, all we need is a new but also old attitude, that of pioneers.
Those people who believe in the end of the world are not only negative, but stupid in the sense of mental laziness. Best thing is to ignore them. They always need a mastermind to make decisions and i really won’t miss them if they disappear together with their version of the world. They may be in the numerical superiority as far as the heads go, but certainly not the brain cells, let alone creativity.
I love your focus on innovation and solutions. We are evolving, in terms of technology, faster than we ever have in the history of time. Everything is expanding and our standard of living is increasing daily (no matter how much people complain, think about how people lived just 50 years ago. Our lives are so much easier now). If we choose to look at the advancements and the positives, we’ll see that we are advancing at an unprecedented rate.
Huge hugs and thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Great post! I’m going to admit something right off the bat. ‘Doomsday theories’ are interesting as hell (pun intended). They allow for the imagination to flow, they’re kinda scary, they make for some pretty awesome movies, and they’re a damn good way to break the ice at parties. It’s like watching a cool horror movie.
Do I believe the world will end this year? No. We’re going to be here on December 22 and have a good laugh at how goofy all of this was. And we’re going to have Christmas and wait for 2013 to come. What this may be though, is the end of an era. 2012 could be the end of the world as we know it, and the dawning of a new age. It won’t happen overnight, and it won’t happen over a few months. It’ll probably take a few years, but the events of 2012 may act as the catalyst that the current system needs.
Other than that…2012 Doomsday Prophecies are there to make Hollywood loads of money and keep us interested / on edge. You can’t deny though, that it has its benefits. With a supposed ‘limited time’ on their hands, people who believe in this prophecy will tend to enjoy their moments more. They’ll want to live out their dreams and spend more quality time with loved ones. All this do-goodery will, in fact, reverse their negative beliefs and create positive ones, and raise their vibration. By having ‘an end’ in mind, they’ll actually learn to live in the moment and be grateful for what’s in existence right now. The irony is kinda awesome.
I have to ask though. Let’s say the world does end. Let’s pretend that’s the reality. The world falls to chaos, our empires crash and we’re screwed. Will staying positive mean we’ll still know the world has “ended” and survive? Or will we somehow find a way to harness a positive in ‘the end of it all’?
Ha, ha, I know. Doomsday theories make for great movies and as long as we see them as fiction (and keep them in a good feeling realm), that’s great.
Well, I suppose it depends on how aligned you are with your vision. If the world did end (and I don’t believe it will. Quite the opposite, actually), you could either have had the intuitive hit to go off to some wilderness long before, and not even be aware of it, or you could be aware of it, but not affected. Like if you knew that only a few colonies existed, but you were in a safe place. You always have the choice to turn towards the light and find better feelings. So, if you were to be sitting in the pile of rubble, you could still “give up” and find the positive. But I think it’ll be a lot more comfortable if we start aligning with the vision of what we want now, so that we can avoid the rubble or whatever altogether. But that’s up to each one of us individually.
Wow, Melody. What an awesome post!
Focusing on the positive creates the positive. I remember as a teacher learning very quickly to filter out the negative toward me. Kids say all kinds of things about the teacher, a convenient target. By literally not hearing them, the atmosphere in the classroom gets lighter and happier.
I kept my radar out for negative comments about other students, and had a rule that the commentor had to immediately say two positive and genuine things about the other student. Pretty soon, with lots of laughs, confidence grows and the negative comments evaporate entirely.
It can be tough realizing that certain people are drifting out of your circle of higher vibration, especially when they are family. You’ve written about this before. To me, that’s the “end of the world” that’s coming, the end of the old world of negativity, with some growth aches along the way.
Lazy-Sunday hugs and peace to all,
Hi Mary Carol,
I love that. The end of the world of negativity. Or the end of the world – as we know it. but the beginning of a new one. A more enlightened, connected, happy, shiny one. OMG, doesn’t the vision of that just feel SOOOO good??
I love how you got your students to focus on each others’ positives. What a wonderful lesson! Do more teachers know about this?? 🙂
The two-compliments-for-one-insult rule is a mom thing. I started using it with my own children after seeing a neighbor use it with hers. It works!
I also put up a sign of no-insult-zone (circle with line) in the classroom. Kids appreciate feeling safe! Don’t we all.
Happy Sunday! Peace!
I love that, MC. Thanks! I hope other parents and teachers incorporate it. 🙂