How to Clear Your Mind-Field

We are at war. Do not kid yourself. Hate is everywhere. Open your social media, turn on the news. Hate is the Third World War.

Hate is insidious. It is hard to fight hate. Because hate does not have a face, or a religion or an ethnicity. Hate is not a country.

But hate does have a state. It is a State-of-Mind. If you live in a state of hate, you probably have some deep hate-bombs exploding in your mind.

Hate has power. When you cannot feel empathy, only hate, you might feel strong for a moment, like nothing can stop you. Hate gives you a temporary sense of control. But hate will only make you feel bad about yourself and the world.

Control your State of Mind. It is easy to get caught up in those hate-bomb detonations. There are a lot of things and even people to hate out there. But hatred will make you sick, it will deplete your energy and drain you of your life force.

Hate turns people against one another. It divides families. And it weakens us a country. It makes us forget who we are and it makes us doubt our Super Power –LOVE. Love is the one thing that trumps hate. This is not just a slogan shouted at marches. Love is a powerful force that is at the root of all religious, cultural, and intellectual beliefs. Love is fierce. It can create life, and it can destroy it. (Think Kali.)

Love is a force to be reckoned with.

But how do we ‘love’ when even the word feels weak and hippy-dippy? How do we change our mind-field to ‘love’ fiercely when we are inundated with bad news; when it shouts to be noticed?

Take back your Head Space. The answer starts with controlling your mind-field. You have control over who and what you listen to and who you spend time with. Can you evict those people from your mind who are are taking up a lot of free space in your head?

Don’t rent out that mind-space to haters. You are going to need your mind to be clear to win this war on hate. You will need to think clearly; and you will need to be in your right-mind in order to choose love.

You have control of your thoughts. It might not feel like it. But you can take charge of your State of Mind.

Do Nothing. Sometimes clearing your Mind-Field means doing nothing.

A famous person in the news said recently they wanted to smash someone’s face in. That is a hate-bomb exploding in his mind-field. (I could relate.) Given the stress in our political field we may all at times experience a central nervous system fight or flight response when we are frustrated or angry.

But if we give away our power when we fight back with hate, we lose the war. We have to control of our state of mind. When we choose to do nothing, it means ‘react by not reacting.’ This gives us energy for true activism, action that can help the world, instead of perpetual anger, serving no one.

Take Action. You are in charge of what happens to your mood and internal mind state. To elevate your energy take action, even a small step, in a positive direction.

Listening to the rhetoric of hate out there can take your mind hostage and will perpetuate fear and anger and more suffering. It can make you feel anxious, depressed and hateful. Do not give in.

Remember, this is not all about you. Everyone is struggling for control of their state of mind. It is a constant battle to have control of one’s own thoughts and mood.

Get out of yourself. It is a powerful way to clear your mind-field of negative and hateful thought. Focus on helping someone else. What can you do? There are many problems in the word right now; housing, education, immigration, labor, healthcare, climate change. Do one small thing today to move the world forward in a positive direction.

Be an activist for others and for your own mood-state. Elect yourself as president of your own mental health.

No one owns your state of mind. You are in charge of your emotional well-being. Take control.

When you feel helpless and overwhelmed by the hate in the world, you may feel like giving up, or you may fantasize that someone will come along and save us.

You are the one you have been waiting for. You are the hero of this war. You can save you. You can save us.

Send love…

Dr. Tammy Nelson