2011-06-09. About Negative Thoughts
Alabama, US of A, June 9, 2011.
Subject: “About Negative Thoughts.”
Received by Oscar.
Thought Adjuster: “Negative thoughts are commonly a consequence of fear. You imagine bad things that may occur and you try to come up with a defense mechanism to be prepared for these bad things. However, you know that this brings you no benefit. Why be concerned about something that may never happen?
“A lot of people experience these kinds of thoughts. At some level, many of them understand that these thoughts do not accomplish anything useful, and they wish to get rid of them, but changing one’s mental habits is indeed difficult. The main difficulty arises from the fact that these negative behaviors originate in the mind, and in the case of negative thoughts there is no need for any external factor to create the habit. Think about how an alcoholic has to at least make an effort to leave his house and come up with some money to buy liquor. The problem with negative thinking is that anybody can do it without any conscious effort.
“The solution is always to replace the negative with something positive. This may seem trivial but in time it will produce results. Every time you surprise yourself entertaining those negative thoughts, ask me, your Thought Adjuster, to take charge, and I will help you overcome this damaging habit. When you direct your thoughts and focus your intent on Me, nothing else will occupy your mind, since the mind can only deal with one thought at a time.
“When you ask your Father to take charge and help you get rid of negative thinking, you will be effectively replacing the negative thoughts with positive ones. It is useless to tell yourself not to think about something. If someone tells you not to think about ice cream, what will be the first thing that comes to your mind? Ice cream! This is the reason why the negative method of forbidding something never works. Instead focus on something positive and fill your mind with more creative and harmonious thinking, and if your thinking is oriented to getting you closer to your Father, the influence He can exert over your life will be more powerful and effective.”