I don’t know if you’re feeling the dense energy this month. It surely feels like a Full Moon week all throughout March.
This month is potent for transformation and up-levels. There’s so much healing and releasing going on and it’s powerful.
How have you been feeling? I’ve been experiencing disturbed sleep and strange dreams lately. It started with the last Mercury Retrograde and it’s still going on. Powerful time for releasing the old and welcoming the new energy.
Let me know how you’re doing and whether you’re also experiencing this dark and dense energy.
Reframing a negative situation
Reframing is a powerful NLP tool that you can use to give new meaning to any situation that you face in your life. When you look at the same situation from a new, positive perspective, you give it new meaning and you instantly feel better about it.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you don’t allow your negative emotions to be expressed and felt. You can do that first and then apply reframing to create a new narrative.
The reason I’m writing about this topic now is that I lately went for a teeth cleaning appointment and it ended up to be a traumatic event. I’ll write about this story in detail in a future blog post. But for today’s post, I’ll keep it short.
I went to a clinic for the first time that I read positive reviews about and I had my teeth cleaned in the morning. At around 6:00 pm on that same day, my gums started bleeding. Then by around 10:00 pm, the bleeding got worse and one of my back teeth was covered in gum! I’m sorry for the graphic description – I just want to explain how bad the situation was. And I never experienced anything like this in my entire life.
A lot of things happened after that and I’ll talk about them in the next post. But I basically developed a gum inflammation because the hygienist left some of the dry plaque in my mouth and this is what led to a bad inflammation.
You might be thinking that this is a really awful story and there’s no way to reframe it in a positive way, right?
Well, let me assure you that there’s a positive perspective for each single negative situation that you face in your life.
How to reframe a negative situation
I don’t know about you but I personally always struggled to floss my teeth daily. I almost never flossed them because I would always feel too tired by the end of the day, so I would just brush my teeth and go to sleep.
Although flossing was never a habit of mine, I always wanted to incorporate it into my day somehow. I asked many hygienists for suggestions and tips for how I can make flossing a habit. But I could never find a way to commit to this important routine.
Well guess what happened after my traumatic gum inflammation incident? I started to floss every single evening and I only missed one night since I went for that appointment on February 17!
Because I saw the impact of unhealthy gums and what it looks like to suffer from inflamed and unhealthy gums, I finally committed to taking better care of my gums. I now feel motivated to floss each evening and to prevent anything like what I experienced from happening to me again!
I didn’t change the time. I still floss before going to bed. But I finally made it a habit at 41 and a half years!
I honestly feel like if it wasn’t for my traumatic experience, I would have kept being lazy about it.
This is a simple but profound story of how you can reframe any negative situation to a positive one.
What negative situation are you facing and how can you re-write the narrative to make it a positive learning experience?
Let me know in the comments.