Monday, November 10, 2008

Keep Your Aura To Yourself

To the requests that I post pics of the new haircut, it may be a while. The only working camera I have is the one on my phone (the pics I posted from Halloween were ones I stole from friends' cameras). Anyway, my phone takes pretty really crappy pictures so I'll have to wait until I can get my hands on a quality camera.

It's official guys. Winter is here and we're probably not going to see the end of it until next June. I kid you not, non-midwesterners. Generally, we don't get four seasons a year. There's usually about six months of Winter with a few "nice" days at the tail-end (that's our supposed Spring), and then suddenly, it's Summer. We get a mixture of unseasonably hot and cold weather for about four months, and then BAM! It's Winter again. No, Fall segue. Just frigid, bitter Winter. I love Chicago, but I think I'm going to have to settle on the West Coast.

It's easy to get in a funk when it's cold outside. Winter depression is the absolute worst. With constantly cloudy skies and below freezing weather, you have to ask yourself on the daily, why you even get out of bed in the morning. I've been there before, and I'm going to try my hardest not to go back. When I find myself letting the weather get to me, I give myself an attitude check by saying positive affirmations. Something like, Today is going to be a great day! You've got your health, your family, a roof over your head, and food in your stomach. You're amazingly blessed. What are you sad for? It may sound kind of simple, but reminding myself of the positives does actually help oust my bad moods.

I guess I've been thinking alot about being positive because of all the negativity I've been dealing with lately. I've always believed that people have emotional auras and energy they put out in the universe, but I've never been as certain of it as I am now. Eversince I was really young, I've had the gift (or curse) of being able to identify with someone else's emotions to an elevated degree. So, since I'm always so aware of everyone else's negative energy, I try to make sure I put out nothing but positivity. Don't get me wrong, we all wake up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes. So everyone is entitled to a funk. But I'm just saying, if you're having a bad day, try to keep it to yourself so you won't bring somone else's down. When people are depressed, I feel it. When people are angry, I feel it. That's why, when I was dealing with my depression, I made sure to stay away from people since I knew my mood couldn't be disuaded.

I tried to do a little research on moods and auras, but didn't find much. It wasn't until I typed in "emotions are contagious" that I got a ton of results. According to this New York Times article, all it takes is a millisecond for someone else's mood to affect your own, or vice versa. So, if you've ever woken up extremely happy, but the second you made it to work/class your mood suddenly sank, it wasn't a case of feminine whim. You indeed contracted an ETD (Emotionally Transmitted Disease).

So, now that you know this phenomenon exists, protect yourself! When you leave the house, make sure you have enough pep in your step to counter any of the negative energy that you may encounter. This is a two way street though. If you know that you're in a really shitty mood, try to steer clear of crowds until you feel a little better. You wouldn't want to infect anyone else, now would you?

p.s.

Since we're on the topic of positive energy, this is what I decided on for my next tattoo:
It's called a Cho Ku Rei:

Cho – full
Ku – ceremonial vessel
Rei – transcended mystery, Holy Spirit or Universal Life Force

Its literal translation is: Put the power of the Universe here. The symboly is used to command and attract all of the positive energy in the Universe. I'm getting it on my inner left wrist. I think it'll complement the Ohm on my right one.

What do you guys think?

9 comments:

Skinny Black Girl said...

Your so dead-on with the ETDs. I definitely try to stay to myself when I'm in a shitty mood.

Love the tat!

antithesis said...

oh that tat would be cute. wish i thought of it first (low-key hating)!

Bloggal said...

@ skinny: lol glad you understand. like i said, ain't nothing wrong with having a bad day. just make sure you keep your negativity to yourself until it passes

@ antithesis: thanks girly! i've been giving alot of thought to my next tattoo and i think this the most appropriate for me right now. feel free to steal the idea lol.

Qucifer said...

LAwd! Preach Honey! that is so on point about people around us and their moods rubbing off!, I LOOOVVVEEESS the ink Idea!


*blows some FL weather/sandy kisses your way*

Heffas should feel free to send me their phone number so they too can get nude man pics... just saying

Bloggal said...

you feel me right!? i like how YOU took the time to feel better about yourself instead of wallowing. i hate wallowers. at least make the EFFORT to feel better instead of griping all the time. i have a close friend like that, and i only give her an allowance of bad attitude/negativity/wallowing/ranting before i say "ooookay! time to get your shit together hunny." lol. i call it tough love.

p.s.
will very soon be sending you my number cause i too wanna see those nakeds.

clnmike said...

I believe that for real, some one elses mood can spread into you if your not careful.

thats when I come across some one with a rotten mood i give them as much space as possible and out right ignore them.

Video Vix[o]n said...

nice symbol. reminds me of a music symbol. that'd be a cool tat to get.

Negativity is like emotional shit that if you keep inside, you get constipated until you have to let it out and it's either hard or diarhea. a little to graphic, but you know what i mean.

we all vent just so we don't bottle it up, but its positive to be positive. no doubt.

1/3 said...

I try to remain posititve as well when im not in the best of moods.

I believe that ETD. aint nothing worse then being around someone who doesnt enjoy life and the simple things

cute tattoo! i love when ppl get ink that actually means something lol

Bloggal said...

@ mike: truth that. i'm easily swayed by the emotions of others. so i try to keep people at an arm's length when they're going through things. just for my own sanity and happiness.

@ video vix[o]n: i know, it kind of reminds me of a music note too. it's a beautiful design, along with having a great meaning. i just have to find a good tattoo artist to do it, cause it would suck if someone screwed it up lol.

i have no fault with venting at all. hell yeah, get that negative shit out of your system. but what i'm saying is, don't harbor your bad feelings. some people LIKE to be depressed. seriously, i've heard people say that. "i just wanna wallow for a minute...i want to feel sorry for myself" if that floats your boat, that's your business. but when you're choice to feel down in the dumps impedes on MY choice to be happy, then we've got problems...just "you" in generally, not you lol.

@ 1/3: i try to do the same thing. but when i know i can't fake it, i just spend a little time with myself until i feel better.

thanks! i can't wait to get it. KB is making me itch to go under the needle again so it's gotta be sometime soon lol.

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