Mouth critters are the words and thoughts that come out of us. Are the critters warm and loving or are they prickly and hard?
The words we use reflect the feelings that are flowing through our bodies. Do you remember when you were in a rush and everyone was moving too slowly for you? Your insides felt jagged like a broken mirror. Chances are that the words you spoke at that time would also be harsh and possibly even insensitive even if you didn’t mean it. Now, contrast that with a time that you felt peaceful within yourself and you had all the time in the world. In that moment, your words could be like the gentle ripples of the lake on a warm summer day.
Often, we just want to say what we want to say. However, if we use warm and loving critters (words and thoughts) our message will be heard and we will feel more at peace even if what we have to say is negative. But how do we do it when we don’t feel like it?
The answer is simple, but because it is simple, people don’t think it could really work. Think good thoughts. Surround yourself with good thoughts. Bathe in good thoughts. Talk good thoughts. Read good thoughts. After all, whatever you think about, comes about. So why not help the good come about and leave the bad behind? Which in the process makes you feel more peaceful and loving.
For some people, this is an easy talent. For others, it is a learned skill. Either way, the more good thoughts we pour into our bodies, the more good thoughts come out. So, wouldn’t it make sense that if you watch horror movies, play violent games, listen to music with abusive messages and read about people having terrible problems that it would be more difficult to find the good thoughts within your own head? There is a computer phrase that is very apropos, garbage in/garbage out. But in the end it is a decision that can happen instantaneously or take a while.
To find the good thoughts within your own head, it is important to be aware of what goes in. Read books that leave you feeling good. Surround yourself with people who inspire you to be better. Watch movies and lectures that stimulate your thoughts and leave you feeling first-rate.
“Okay,” you say. “But my thoughts still aren’t good. I keep obsessing about the bad stuff. Now what?” Take a pen and paper and write down the good stuff. Then refer to it often to remind yourself.
I used this when I broke up with a boyfriend. To begin with, I asked the angels for help, meditated, released, exercised, and wrote until I felt calm within myself and knew that breaking up was the right move for me. Then an amazing thing happened. He asked me if I wanted to break up. It was easy. And because I had done the mental preparation, the process was loving and smooth. We were in a good place, even though we decided to split.
Unfortunately, as much as I tried staying in a positive, loving space, he quickly slipped into a needy, wanting place within himself. His worst qualities came out. It was then easy for me to slide back into old behavior of sharing the worst with my friends and family. After all, people always seem to like the bad news. Just look at what sells in newspapers and you’ll understand. But, I didn’t like how I felt doing this and the more I thought about it, the more he did it. It was a vicious cycle.
Luckily, I listened to a DVD by Abraham-Hicks. The message was simple. Think the good thoughts and then the bad will go away. And very often the person will go with them. So, I gave it a try. I wrote down the good things about my boyfriend. I immediately felt better (a clue that I was on the right track). I chose the top four qualities that I would like to see more of and kept repeating them to myself, feeling the feelings, knowing that he really did have those qualities. An amazing thing happened. I felt better, AND he stopped calling. We were no longer in sync. And all I did was change my thoughts to loving, good thoughts.
When my mouth critters are warm and loving, I am too. Or is it that when I’m warm and loving, my mouth critters are too? Either way, the more I surround myself with loving thoughts, the better I feel and act. And a side benefit is that I’m happier and life is easier.