Typically, we're accustomed to thinking of the word "forecast" in relation to the weather. Let's say that a huge storm-front is approaching and the forecast tells us when to expect this change along with providing specific details such as the temperature shifts, the level of precipitation, humidity, snow, rain, hail, etc. It might also tell us when to expect the front to pass through. Often we use this information as means to assist us in preparing for these changes.
Now imagine your thoughts as being similar to the weather patterns. Perhaps someone just sent you an email that disturbed you. A moment earlier, you were feeling sunny and light and instantly you shift to a heavy tone akin to a cloudy storm breaking out inside and around your energetic field. If you're not aware of what triggered this change in mood, you might get caught up in it and simply label it as having a bad day. Or, you might blame this person and hold onto a heaping dose of judgment which only drains your energy and feeds the inner-storm.
The main difference between these two forms of forecast lies in how we approach the information being delivered. With regard to the weather, most people remain fairly objective and simply see the news as informative and supportive, as a means of preparing for the changes. In the second scenario, we often feel like a victim and see the event as something that happened to us, thus allowing the inner-storm to reach colossal proportions as we get tossed and turned, rained on, and sometimes blown and swirled into the center of the tornado.
What if we chose to greet our inner-storms with the same level of objectivity as our way of greeting the daily weather forecast? Sound like a stretch? It simply requires that we become attuned to the changes as they are taking place within our inner-landscape and have the willingness to strengthen our ability to observe and review the circumstances that shifted our mood.
Going back to the example above, one moment you're feeling light and joy-filled, and suddenly notice that you're a bit depressed or anxious. What just happened that deadened your spirits? Ah, it was that email! Recognizing the source of the disturbance now gives you the ability to choose how you interpret the story. Rather than being the victim, you can forecast a brighter, more sunny perspective. You can choose to see if there is any truth in the email this person sent, and if so, learn from their communication and be grateful. If you objectively find no truth in their perspective, you can answer them from a place of clarity and have no need to hold onto any concern or dissonance.
You have now become the forecaster rather than the fore-bearer of your life's events! How's the weather?
Carl Studna is a world-renowned photographer, inspirational speaker, teacher and award winning author. Carl’s intimate portraits of influential people ranging from Sir Paul McCartney to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, are published and known worldwide. Carl has taken his message and experiences to print in his book, CLICK! Choosing Love One Frame at a Time. Studna’s innovative work, the LuminEssence Method©, teaches a new paradigm for radiating the light that resides within revealing each person’s authentic gifts. www.CarlStudna.com.
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