I've been experiencing feeling "less than positive" about my ISP for the past few weeks. I've actually said "I Hate Mediacom" outloud at least a dozen times. Pretty silly, actually. I've been aggravated by recent outages, intermittent disconnects, and slow (anguishing SLOW) downloads of web pages. I even joined the I Hate Mediacom fan page on Facebook for a few days. I've since "removed myself" from its membership. I visited there initially to see if others were experiencing similar issues with their service. But, the place was basically toxic... lots of complaining. Some of them had legitimate complaints about the lack of service, but I dunno, I simply felt my anxieties increase when reading the rants so I left.
I hung up an evil eye amulet in my home office directly facing my computer to deflect negative energies. I dialed tech-support and after having to jump through hoops of listening to and responding to pre-recorded commands I finally got to speak to a live person. Helpful "Brian" scheduled a tech to visit the house and hopefully resolve the problems. I also was given a two-week credit on my account. Computers and ISPs can certainly be aggravating, especially to those of us who depend on them for work. But, if you stop and think about it, technology is really amazing. I am grateful for this miraculous way to communicate.
This week I received several inquiries from hypersensitive people asking me how to go about using energy shields or suggesting other ways for them to protect themselves from absorbing negativity from other people or places. My general response is to point them to my article What Does it Mean to be Hypersensitive? which explains what it means to be be highly sensitive and includes links to several resources helpful for empaths.
At About.com I blogged about a new website that is in the making. Failin.gs invites "friendly" criticism. Now, why would anyone want to invite criticism?
Stop Projecting Toxicity
Rather than inviting criticism I think we would all be better served if we became more cautious when choosing our own words and reactions that get projected onto others (our co-workers, siblings, spouses, children, etc.). Protecting others from our toxic thoughts would be a good step toward creating less toxicity out in the world.
On Fridays I share healing information or inspirational quotes gleened from random pages found in my personal home library. This week's featured random page is from Sandra Ingerman's book How to Heal Toxic Thoughts.
Using Symbols and Inspirational Pictures to Stop Habitual Reactions - When we meditate on a symbol, a process begins in the depth of our being that we might not have an intellectual explanation for. A symbol or a picture can change our state of consciousness... it can lift our mood just by its beauty... put one or more inspirational pictures up in a place where you tend to lose yourself to negative thoughts and emotions... Put up pictures that make you smile and inspire a joyful state... Surround yourself with symbols such as hearts, the moon, the sun, the earth, stars, or or your favorite flower that remind you of beauty and the preciousness of life.
How to Heal Toxic Thoughts: Simple Toos for Personal Transformation ~ Sandra Ingerman