Wednesday morning I awoke not feeling my best. I also had many preparations to make and people to contact before my trip to Virginia this week. Even so, I decided not to skip my hour long walk along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Getting my body moving always makes me feel better. That particular morning I decided to give myself an extra boost of joy. As I began my walk, I put on my “Disney Parades” playlist and listened to the songs I used to dance to down Main Street, USA when I worked at Disney World. Soon, I was marching down the sidewalk with plenty of fond memories and serotonin flooding my brain. Music has a powerful influence on me, and I knew these songs would not only elevate my spirits, but also help me stop thinking about all the things I had to do.
It reminded me of something I heard last month from a Science of Mind minister in North Carolina. She talked us through a spiritual science experiment that she had done for her congregation to demonstrate how to clear fearful and unhealthy thoughts from our mind. She placed a beaker of clear water on a table and then dropped a few drops of red and green food coloring into the water. After stirring the water, it became dark and murky, just like our minds do when fearful thoughts take over. Then she brought out a huge pitcher of clear water and began pouring it into the beaker, allowing the dark water to spill over the sides. As the steady stream of clear water entered, the water in the beaker became more and more clear. Eventually only crystal clear water remained. This simple experiment shows that the best way to clear our minds of fearful thoughts is by making the choice to add a steady stream of loving, positive ones.
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Until next time, imagine that pitcher of clear water appearing over your head and let those loving thoughts pour in.