It’s hard to keep your light shining when the naysayers keep trying to rain on your parade but after all, if they are part of your reality, they are part of your vibrational make up. I am generally a person who witnesses miracles big and small every day, one who experiences the kindness of strangers and gets pretty much every thing I want…eventually. This is my ‘reality’ because this is what I vibrate. I spend every single drop of mental, physical and emotional energy seeking and experience the marvelous. For this reason, I found it extraordinarily shocking to end up in the company of a group of naysayers, people who are generally negative (though they use the word ‘realistic’) and make their life’s decisions based on fear. I suppose this may be the way many people live their lives, in fact, it might even be the majority but since I’m with Timothy Leary in his assertion that ‘reality’ is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes, my ‘reality’ doesn’t include this type of person. Beyond the gut-wrenching sickness that I felt while listening to their fear-and-despair based statements and convictions, the real warning bells were going off due to their presence in my sphere (or my little bubble, if you wish). I kept wondering HOW(????) on earth was I a vibrational match to this? They negated every well-honed belief I had in the beauty and divinity of this universe, scoffed at the concept of a ‘free spirit’ (my very essence), and went on and on about their one-sided version of ‘reality’. While reading a recent post by Life Coach Joy Phillips in ‘Naysayers, are they your everybody?’, my heart sank as I realized for the last few weeks those Naysayers were my everybody! The gift, I realized through reading Joy’s article, was that these folks were my ‘test’ and I passed, with flying colours! Having endured weeks of raining-on-my-views-of-life parade, I’ve come out stronger and more convinced that I am choosing my own ‘reality’, at every step of the way. I suppose I’d had my doubts as demonstrated by their appearance in my world but in the end, I choose my ‘reality’. I love my ‘reality’, the one in which I am a powerful creator where (as Rob Brezsney claims) the universe is conspiring to shower me with blessings! Please remember: if you encounter the naysayers, know that they are reflecting your doubts, silently bless them, then run like hell!