Over the past few years, like many people around the country the throughout the world, I have become more aware of my own consumption, my use of resources, and how what I do impacts the planet. Thankfully as a world we are beginning to wake up more and more to the impact we have on the planet and the importance of each of us doing our small part to conserve the finite amount of natural resources we all have to share.
Whether it is driving hybrid cars, recycling more, buying environmentally friendly products, letting our business and political leaders know how we feel and that this is important, and more – there are lots of things we can do and that many of us have started to do based on the increased awareness of the situation with our environment.
With all of this raised awareness about the environmental impact of what we do, use, and how we live…I think we might also want to consider how we feel, the thoughts we have, and what goes on within us as well.
What kinds of “vibes” are you sending out into the universe, towards others, and in general? When we live with a lot of unexpressed emotions and negativity within us we are contributing or even “polluting” the collective consciousness with all of this. We are “emitting” a lot of toxic energy into our relationships, families, work places, environments, and to our overall society. We don’t usually think about it like this, but it is true. Twenty or thirty years ago, not too many of us thought that how much we drove, what kinds of products we chose to use, or where we put our waste made all that much difference. Now, thankfully, we know better.
This same thing is true for our thoughts and feelings. I am not advocating or even suggesting that we have to be happy all the time and that we should feel guilty for our negativity, quite the opposite in fact. I am suggesting, however, that we become increasingly aware of our internal state and begin to take responsibility for the fact that our thoughts and feelings not only impact our lives and goals, but the people’s lives around us and the overall world as a whole.
When we each do our own part and begin to wake up, deal, heal, and let go of the toxic stuff within us – we can become a catalyst for positive change and also we do our part to cleaning up the emotional and energetic environment of the planet.