Default Thoughts in a Twin Flame Connection

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Last week, I wrote about the concept of default thoughts and shared a couple of personal anecdotes. While you may not relate to my experience, I hope I conveyed the concept and made it easier to understand.
 
Default negative thoughts can be ways of thinking you inherited from loved ones. They can also be from your own experiences that didn’t go well in the past. They can make solutions hard to see and keep you stuck in attracting the same unwanted outcomes.
 
These thoughts can also pop up in your twin flame connection. They may make you act in ways that are contrary to your heart’s desire, and this can keep you stuck in unwanted cycles. I wanted to address them again, from this aspect. I will share my personal experience. If you do not relate to the specifics, there may still be something you can glean from it.
 
My biggest challenge on this path has been faith. I have found it hard to maintain a positive attitude about my desired outcome. I have found it difficult to believe that I can be in a loving relationship with someone I want in mind, body, and soul. Several times, I have had the option to settle for something less than what I wish for and deserve. I had this lingering feeling of: “This will never happen, so I am going to explore this other thing instead. I am going to try to force this other thing to be as good as what I actually want.”
 
Sometimes these options have come in physically desirable packages with lovely accents. They provided a distraction from the things in my life that I didn’t want to see or feel. Eventually, I reached a point where I didn’t want a distraction. I was ready for something deeper and more authentic.

I reached a point where I didn’t want a distraction. I was ready for something deeper and more authentic.

 
When I got to know these men more, I came up against traits that don’t mesh well with my soft-spoken and gentle nature. I found that they bored easily, that they didn’t like a calm life and always needed some kind of drama unfolding. I found that they held strong opinions and brushed off my own ideas and feelings. They didn’t listen to me. I felt like I wasn’t enough for them. My lack of self-love pushed me to attach to these men more, to chase them for a time. To do all I could for even a glimmer of the passion in their glance when at first, all was carefree and fun between us.
 
I wanted my twin flame and all his amazing traits. I wanted the way he looks at me. I wanted the way he loves me. I was looking for him in connections with men I didn’t truly love or even admire, once I got to know them better.
 
I’ve come to realize that I had a lot of default thoughts. These worked against my ability to attract my desire. I was also attracting the right types of people to bring up these beliefs. My twin wasn’t right for helping me to work on these, because nothing about his nature reinforces any of the following:
 
  • True love is difficult to come by.
  • A relationship where two people are in love and stay that way is very rare.
  • I must be someone other than myself to attract and keep a man.
  • I’m not beautiful.
  • I have to jump on the first opportunity that seems like it could work out.
 
When put together and all spelled out, these can sound obvious. It may seem like I was slacking on my inner work. However, these are programs that run in the background. They can be difficult to notice, because they’re so ingrained. I picked them up from watching how women around me behaved. I watched how their significant others treated them. I picked up their negative self-talk.
 
I was not always conscious of this from moment to moment. It was more when I looked back on my experiences and started to put things together that I became aware of them.
 
This is why affirmations, hypnosis, or meditations to change your innermost beliefs and/or generate positive feelings can be so beneficial. You must repeat the beliefs conducive to the reality you want to live. Repetition helps you believe. It is important that you do not give too much attention to things that can pull you back into the reality you don’t want. If you do this by accident, you can always correct your course as soon as you become aware. If this takes a few tries, don’t worry about it. Shifting deep-seated beliefs can be a bit like trying to clean gunk off something in your house that has never been cleaned. It takes repetitive motions and elbow grease!
 

You must repeat the beliefs conducive to the reality you want to live. Repetition helps you believe.

 

If you find yourself drawn into less desirable realities, or in connections that aren’t right for you, you can trust. Trust that there is something to become aware of from these experiences. Trust that the love between you and your twin flame is unconditional. There is nothing you can do to mess up the connection. You cannot ruin your chances of a happy relationship with the one you love. Any belief you hold that is contrary to this can be shifted.

Noticing Your “Default” Thoughts & Shifting to Better States

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Have you ever stopped to notice your “default” thought set toward something? These are thoughts you think when you’re not going about your life as consciously as you usually do, and they come up when your defenses are down. You may not even realize you’re vulnerable. It’s like being on auto-pilot.

No matter how deep you are into your spiritual journey, you can carry patterns of thoughts that your subconscious has soaked up from childhood and memories from your past. You carry traumas from the ways your heart has been broken before.

I recently moved into a home. Much of my default thought set was: “This is hard.” Another default thought: “This is lonely. I’m alone.” I have since realized that I inherited a lot of this from my mother. I saw her go through depression and loneliness, meanwhile finding the upkeep on her home impossible.

I’ve always rented because I enjoyed knowing that if something broke, the repair would be someone else’s responsibility. The idea of being solely responsible for an entire building full of switches, knobs, wires, and things I have no name for terrified me.

In my “default” mode, it also emphasized the idea that I have no man in my life. Now, I’ve put furniture together, done minor repairs/maintenance, and used tools, so I know I don’t need to rely on a man to do everything for me. But I’m talking about the sad thoughts that pop up and defy your rationality, the ones that nip at your more tender, heartbroken pieces when your defenses are down and no one is there to hug you.

On only Day 5 of being a homeowner, I was having a meltdown on my couch. Between learning I had to hire a trash company, that the city wouldn’t just magically pick up, and various other problems that seem much smaller in hindsight, life felt difficult. Impossible, even. I am sure much of this strong emotion had to do with not having a solid eating and sleeping schedule over the past week from being so busy.

There was a child’s playset in the backyard that came with the home. I think it was placed there by one of the owners before the one that sold it to me. There was no telling how long it had been there, unused. I have no children, and it was a weight on my brain every time I looked out of the window into my backyard. “How am I ever going to get rid of that?”

I had no way of knowing how to take it apart, no vehicle big enough to transport it. The only thing I could think of was, “I’m going to have to hire a junk company to come get it.”

That innocent little swingset and jungle gym seemed to mock me in my darker moments. “You own a home, but you don’t have a family. How sad!” More default thoughts that came to nip at me when I was feeling down and vulnerable.

After I accidentally shut off my a/c while trying to find my furnace filter and freaked out because I was afraid I had broken it, I called a friend. I called her and let out my verbal diarrhea about the playset, the a/c, the trash, everything. I told her I had been crying pretty much non-stop the entire day. She soothed me by telling me that she had done the same thing after buying her house, and she suggested Facebook Marketplace for the playset. She said, “List it for free. Someone will be willing to come take it apart and transport it.”

The idea that this was a nice swingset and outdoor area for children hadn’t occurred to me so much when I was thinking about my problem. I was only thinking about the “get rid of it because it is taunting you” part, not the “someone will want this and I can do something nice for them” part.

I desperately needed to buy groceries. (I’d eaten watermelon and animal crackers for dinner the night before.) I logged into Facebook and posted pictures of the playset on Marketplace, then forgot about it and went to get food.

After I was done shopping about an hour later, I had three messages already, asking me if the set was still available. I replied to the first person who had messaged, and she wanted to come look at it right away. Less than 24 hours later, her son had loaded it into his truck and it was going to her grandchildren. I felt like I had done something good, and it had been so easy for me. Literally all I did was give permission for them to go into my backyard, dismantle the set and load it into their car.

It had taken less than a day to solve that “problem.”

Now I have a whole backyard, free and clear, ready for whatever I want to do with it, and that family has a new way for their children to play and have fun!

But it wouldn’t have been that easy if I wasn’t open to a shift in perspective. If I was absolutely unmoved in how I saw that situation, then the outcome of hiring a junk company to come haul it off would have come true. Thank goodness, I realized it could be easy.

It was a good thing that I broke down enough to call a friend. Sometimes we need to let others be witnesses to our not-so-fine moments. They can give us perspectives that we alone cannot access.

I know this is hard – I have a huge block when it comes to asking for help. But I’ve always found that the Universe will push you to ask for help when you’re truly ready for it. And it might be in the form of a mental breakdown brought on by a diet of watermelon and animal crackers.

Whatever it is, trust it! Default thoughts can be hard to break through. They can be statements and images that play in the background of your brain. My mother once wrote to me about how her refrigerator and DVD player had broken in the same week. It happened during a week that she was particularly sad about something in her life. She said, “These things have a way of happening when you feel least capable of dealing with them.” That statement has always stuck with me, and I know I made it a part of my truth for a time. I always thought of her, had that image of her lonely in her house, sad, unable to tend to things that needed attention. Unable to spend money to fix them.

It’s no one’s “fault,” certainly no wrong-doing on my mother’s part as she was just living her life as she knew how to live it. For me, it was just a trauma that seeped into my heart. It was a way of struggling that I had learned as the only way, until I asked for help.

Now it’s on the way out, and I know I will be all right. I feel lucky to have this house, and this house is lucky to have me.

What are some of your default thoughts? How do they play into your deepest fears? I hope I have helped you to notice them and start shifting them. 🖤