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Our thoughts are some of the most important features for creating our experiences. Thoughts are subtle energies that have amazing healing and creative properties. Thoughts are so powerful that they can manifest energy into matter; therefore, they allow our material world to exist.
Like many things, thoughts can be used to harm us or heal us. If we want more peace, negative thoughts are what we need to avoid as much as possible because they attract negative experiences into our lives. Whenever we encounter negative thoughts, we should do our best to not allow our ego to take control of our behaviors. To prevent our ego from taking control of our thoughts and behaviors, we need to learn how to become the observer.
When we shift our focus into the observer state, it causes a shift in the function of the overactive human ego, bringing it back into balance. This allows us to stay in a state of mind that is closer to a neutral or non-judgmental state. Being in this state of mind makes it easier for us to turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts.
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Learning how to become a neutral observer is very important. This skill will teach you how to turn a negatively charged thought/emotion/situation into a positive action plan. When we have this skill in our toolbox we can easily shift our thinking and choose a perspective that better serves us.
Understanding: What is a neutral observer?
A neutral observer is someone who is not aligned with or supporting any side in an interaction/situation. They remain detached both from the situation and the outcome. Simply observing the interaction/situation as it is, without emotion. Viewing only a set of facts, without judgment allows them to be impartial. No one can be a neutral observer all the time. We all get caught up in our stories that we create. Realizing when we need to step out of story and into neutral observer is the key.
Historical and Hysterical:
When is it time to shift perspectives? Usually we can think about situations that seem to repeatedly come up for us. The fact they repeat and that we have an emotional response to the situation is an indicator that this is a patterned behavior. A behavior that repeats with a negative outcome or that has a negative impact on us as individuals, is a sign that says, look closer and evaluate. Becoming aware in the moment, that we are experiencing a behavior pattern is important.