It’s True-Your Mind Plays Tricks on You

Like all people, I experience a range of emotions, some high and some low.  At this point in my life, I’ve learned how to raise my vibration deliberately, and I am pretty good at hanging around in happiness for longer periods of time, but I’ve noticed my mind plays tricks on me when I’m in the lower vibrations. My guess is that yours does too!

See, when we are in the lower vibrations, we are a “match” to thoughts that mirror how we feel inside.  When we are sad, the sad thoughts pile one on top of the next. When we are angry, more things to be angry about present themselves easily and relentlessly.

For instance, have you ever been upset at someone, and then every last little terrible thing they had ever done in their life suddenly popped into your memory? Have you ever been in an argument and just kept thinking of new reasons to be mad?

The truth is, when you are in a negative state, the floodgates of negative thoughts will open.  Suddenly, there’s not just one reason to be mad, there’s a dozen.  Almost instantaneously, there’s not just one reason to feel down, there’s a hundred more marching in behind it. 

These thoughts don’t mean that you are failing, or making mistakes or headed toward a miserable end in life. It’s just the Law of Attraction, bringing you thoughts that you are a vibrational match to in a temporary state, that’s all.

This can be tricky for someone who is trying to deliberately raise his or her vibration.  While you may want to “think positive,” thinking positive does not come naturally from a place of depression or anger.

This can be even trickier for someone who doesn’t know about the Law of Attraction, and it’s why many people get “stuck” in the lower vibrations for long periods of time.

Understanding this mechanism has been very helpful to me, and my hope is that it will be for you as well. 

When the negative thoughts start to pile up, I’ve learned it can be very effective to remind myself of how attraction works. Instead of taking these thoughts too seriously, I’ll simply tell myself “The only reason why I am thinking these negative thoughts right now is because I am in a low vibrational state.  When I am feeling better, it will all make sense and I’ll feel optimistic about my life again.”

This is helpful because it’s a quick reminder to me that good things can still happen for me, and when I feel a little happier, I’ll find the solutions I need and make the progress I am seeking.  Instead of worrying and fussing and getting too caught up in the negativity, I remember these thoughts aren’t particularly rational, and they aren’t a true representation of me or my life.

The truth is, I’ve found my way to a smile or a laugh almost every single day of my life, and chances are you have too.  Even people who don’t understand the power of positive thinking are known to be happy from time to time, and this means that our negative thoughts are never universally significant or valid. We are all seeking our happiness, and this is why even the most miserable people are usually still able to find it with regularity.

You are a powerful creator when you are happy, and anyone who can find happiness can become what they want to become.

This reminder gives me a little relief, and relief is exactly what you need when you are down to pick yourself back up. Relief is always the path back to happiness, and this statement can be an effective step in the right direction.

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So when you’re upset or mad, and it seems like you’re getting nothing but hostile or depressing thoughts, remember that your mind plays tricks on you when you are down.  From a low vibrational state, low vibrational thoughts are magnetized to you.  However, when your mood bounces back up (and it always does) you will be a magnet for thoughts that remind you of your power and a stream of reasons to be happy and grateful for your life and everything in it-even the things that seem so awful in the moment.

You can do, be or have anything that you want, and you’ll see this truth more clearly when the storm passes. All you have to do is hang on for a little bit.

XO, Andrea

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  • Anonymous
    Posted April 19, 2016 9:30 am 0Likes

    WOW you are wonderful plainly thats me every thing you just said but i am working on it you are very inspirational i woke up today feeling down just thinking of my ex and alot of negative reasons just came one after the next until i just read your colum so i am now calm and being appreciative of this beautiful day and my beautiful life i feel good thanks this helps alot

  • Tranicia
    Posted April 19, 2016 8:37 pm 0Likes

    This is a wonderful article and a great reminder to vibrate at a higher frequency by embracing positive thoughts. When I am descending, I say to myself, “All is well” and I say this until I feel better. It does the trick.

  • I k
    Posted April 19, 2016 11:59 pm 0Likes

    Thanks brilliant tip

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted April 20, 2016 7:23 am 0Likes

    Thank you Anonymous! Did you sign up to get my free ebook on recovering from breakups? If not let me know and I’ll send you the link 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted April 20, 2016 7:25 am 0Likes

    Nice idea Tranicia-that’s good use of positive affirmation! 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted April 20, 2016 7:25 am 0Likes

    Thank you IK! 🙂

  • I k
    Posted April 20, 2016 6:11 pm 0Likes

    Maybe we can all share our hacks. I do something similar to tranicia but remember the feeling of being over joyed and being in that state for a min or so. I learnt that pretending to be joyful is fake and does not work like mind is happy in a fake way but the heart has that worry or pain so now I “feel” the joy by remembering the feeling of joy for 1 min and it works wonders.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted April 21, 2016 7:15 am 0Likes

    Thank you for sharing IK, I really appreciate it! You are absolutely right about remember happy things:)

  • Anonymous
    Posted February 14, 2017 3:04 am 0Likes

    Thank you so much i was way too down because the person I love hes bind with family responsibilities I have this feeling he loves me but family and other things are stopping him

    Thanks for uplifting my spirits

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 14, 2017 9:46 am 0Likes

    Thanks for the positive feedback Anonymous:) Keep minding your vibe- you have the power to control how you feel <3

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