Last Friday, I had an interesting conversation with my hairdresser. She is a spiritual woman on the same path as I and we share some of the same mindful resources. We always love to share our experiences and see what the other has learned. One of the topics that came up during my haircut was, “how do you make yourself feel good when everything is going wrong?”
It’s Hard to Feel Good, When You Feel Bad
All the spiritual gurus who talk about how the Law of Attraction works, say the same thing, “you must feel good to attract good.” Most of us know this is darned near impossible when you are in pain or suffering emotionally. It sounds good, and I believe it, but it’s so hard to put into play when you feel awful.
My hairdresser is struggling with a life-changing event, and the stress makes it really hard for her to find time to meditate or use other techniques to feel better. She has been listening to Eckhart Tolle and his well-intentioned message of “no matter what is going on, feel good, and things will get better,” has left her feeling frustrated. Feeling good when you are in pain or suffering is much harder to do than it sounds.
I have been dealing with a minor health issue and experiencing some intermittent pain. I know when I am feeling discomfort, it is almost impossible to use my mindful tools of gratitude and meditation to make myself feel better so things will actually get better.
The Miracle Solution – Music!
However, I was driving in the car while thinking all of this over the other day, and it dawned on me. There is one magical, surefire way to help force a different feeling when you cannot seem to do it naturally – music!
I was feeling a lot of self-pity when a song from my past came on the radio and instantly, I felt better and found myself moving to the music. Suddenly my pain was forgotten and I felt a rush of hope and joy. I held tight to that emotion for as long as I could because it was the first time in days; I actually felt good. The answer was right there in front of me all the time–music!
Most of us have attached feelings to certain songs, and because of past experiences, these songs have imprinted muscle-memory into them. I know that anytime I hear certain songs, they evoke feelings of happiness, joy, excitement, or even sadness (depending on my music choice and the memory associated with it). This is an exciting trick that works wonders. I think this could really help a lot of people who struggle to make the Law of Attraction work for them when they can’t change their mood.
Mindfulness with Music
If you are struggling with something difficult and feeling the frustration of hearing that all you need to do is “feel better” to feel better, then use music to help you switch over instantly to a better mood.
To help with mindfulness and the Law of Attraction, queue up some old tunes and let the memories flow and take you along with them down the river to feeling better.
Try it out and see if it works for you. It sure does for me. Leave me a comment of your experience with this.