I remember the first time I discovered a mood ring as a little girl. I thought I’d found a wearable piece of magic.
The notion that a ring changed colors according to my mood delighted me so much that I begged my mom to buy it for me.
Needless to say I promptly lost it two weeks later while swimming in a lake. What can I say? I was a kid.
The thing is you’re just like a gigantic mood ring walking around. Maybe you don’t turn blue or green depending on how you feel, but you emit your mood all day long.
I know you think you can hide your anger, or frustration, or impatience from your loved ones, but you can’t. Not really. You are continually broadcasting the way you feel.
And, you are constantly scanning your environment for the way other things feel.
You see everyone is empathic. Everyone can sense the energy around people, places, and things. You may not consciously know you’re doing this, but you are.
For example, have you ever walked into a room and knew the people in the room had been talking about you? They didn’t say anything to you directly, and their body language was benign, but you knew anyway.
You were picking up on their energy—their feeling of being caught by surprise, possibly they were embarrassed, ashamed, or felt guilty. Whatever it was you knew without words because you read their energy.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the drama of your day and pick up on other’s energy—wanted and unwanted. That’s why sometimes you come home worn out. You’ve blindly picked up and matched your boss’ anxiety, your spouse’s irritation, an emotional social media post or your kids’ boredom. And you wonder what happened to the good mood you were in that morning.
It’s essential to decide each day how you want to feel. To set the tone for your day.
Deciding is using the power of your mind to line up with the energy. Deciding is a super effective tool because it tells the Universe precisely who you are and what you want.
I promise you, the Dali Lama, Eckhart Tolle, any of the greats, make a decision every day (even moment by moment) on what state of being (feeling state) they want to experience. That’s why when you’re near a master you can feel their peace, calm, clarity, enlightenment.
Decide right now how you want to feel. Do you want joy, peace, eagerness, wonder?
Find the feeling place of that emotion. Allow the feeling state to settle into your bones.