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Episode 248: Clear Thinking in Unclear Times

core work Sep 06, 2023

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Today, I'm going to talk about clear thinking in unclear times.

And I think that could apply to so many things. It could apply to our industry, it could apply to AI, and what's going to happen, it could apply to strikes, it could apply just to the state of the world.

So, let's take a second to talk about clear thinking and how to achieve it.

The Language of Letting Go

"Clear thinking. Strive for clear thinking."

Already right there with that sentence. Strive for clear thinking. For me, what that means is to strive for wisdom.

Strive for wisdom from the smartest part of me, my highest intelligence, because many of us have had our thinking clouded by denial or potentially our egos. Some of us have even lost faith in ourselves because we've spent some time in denial.

In other words, just like pushing things away so we don't have to think about it.

"Finances, career, love, life, so many things, but losing faith in our thinking isn't going to help us. What we need to do is lose faith in denial or lose faith in our coping mechanisms."

So many times, I've heard so many people tell me that they shove their bills into the drawer and close the door because they just don't want to face it or put it in a pile over the other side of the room so they don't have to face it.

Don't return a phone call because if they don't return a phone call, then it's just not happening.

Again, we are striving for clear thinking, and we need to lose faith in those coping mechanisms, the hiding our face so you can't see me or the pushing the bills into the drawer so they don't exist. We need to lose faith in that kind of stuff and start gaining faith in our thinking.

And in our ability to receive wisdom and clear thought from our higher selves, the universe, or whatever you want to call it.

We didn't resort to denial either someone else's problem or our own because we were deficient.

We didn't do these things because we were deficient.

"Denial is the shock absorber for the soul. It protects us until we are equipped to cope with reality."

Clear thinking doesn't mean that we're never going to resort to denial again.

Of course, not because we're human beings; we're not perfect.

Denial is the first step toward acceptance. For most of our lives, we are striving to accept something, and sometimes, we need to deny it first before we can look at it because we need that shock absorption.

"Clear thinking means we don't allow ourselves to become immersed in negativity or unrealistic expectations."

I have found that when I get negative, I am working against myself. I'm resorting to lower energies. I don't want to be operating in lower energies. I want to be operating with optimal energy.

I want to deal with reality.

What is so important is that we surround ourselves with other clear thinkers, which can sometimes be very painful because some of the people we love most in the world may be steeped in negativity, may not be clear thinkers, may not have a spiritual relationship with the universe, and that is fine as long as I continue to take care of myself when I am with those people.

I always call it putting on my bubble suit, staying in my little positive bubble.

But still being real and still being steeped in reality.

"Seek peace of mind. Seek realistic support. Ask for help from the universe. Meditate. Thank you for giving me some clear thought. Thank you for clear thought. Thank you for helping me to think clearly on this matter."

Thank you for helping me to think clearly on this matter.

That's all you have to say. Just say it doesn't matter if you don't know who you're saying it to; just say it.

"We keep our thinking on track by asking the universe to help us think clearly. Not by expecting the universe or another human being to do the clear thinking for us."

We need to access our own clear thinking. Because when we do that, we stay out of victimhood, and we take responsibility for our thoughts because we need our thoughts to align with our goals so we can achieve them.

And guess what else we need? We need our actions to align with our thoughts and our thoughts to align with our goals, and we need our actions to align with our goals.

"There is so much to learn. If we can be humble enough to just ask for a bit of clear thinking, thank you for guiding me to think clearly on this matter."