Why you should always get your hopes up
“You know what I am? I’m a dust magnet!” –Pig-Pen
A friend of mine raises money for the Citizens Climate Lobby, a non-profit working to address climate change.
I, too, am addressing climate change, but not the big, global kind. The climate change I’m most interested in is the climate within my own energetic field.
Sometimes, I feel like Pig-Pen from the Peanuts cartoon. I don’t typically wear dirty overalls, but an energetic cloud of dirt and dust seems to surround me, blocking the universal flow of good.
Unlike the cloud around Charlie Brown’s friend, mine is largely invisible, but it’s just as effective at keeping love and beneficence at bay. When I feel ornery, when I start noticing all the “problems” in my life, I draw in even more problems.
Like gravity, you can’t really see a person’s energetic cloud, but it works just as effectively. Grumpy thoughts, unhappy attitudes, declarations that “life sucks” keep the world’s goodness locked out of a person’s life experience.
It’s why I attempt to keep my personal climate as pure and positive as possible. It’s why I get up every morning and declare, “Something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.” It’s why I meditate and actively look for blessings.
I love you, Pig-Pen, but, as for me, I’m keeping the only climate I have any control of cloud-free and perpetually joyful.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.