I met a friend today, she’s wonderful, funny, smart as a whip…that’s not an expression I use a lot and I don’t really know why a whip might be considered smart…but onward and upward…in short she’s delightful. 

No, she’s not short, just tiny and sweet…like Turkish delight.

Today, she wasn’t feeling so good. 

Not feeling so good about herself, how she looked, how she felt, what was going on in her world and I’m sure all manner of other things, personal girly things that we didn’t get into.

But, real trooper that she is, she showed up and helped me out. 

She’s got so much to be proud of. A single mum dealing with all that single parents have to manage on their own, a self-taught techie, who can definitely teach me a thing or two, or three or four or more!

Plus all sorts of other qualities that make for a good and kind person.

All well and good but:

Feelings make a difference

No matter how great you are. No matter how others see you, when you’re feeling down, here are a few things you can’t do.

  1. Have happy experiences.
  2. Fulfill your desires.
  3. Plant beautiful thoughts for a great harvest.
  4. Be inspired.
  5. Have a positive, obstacle free day.
  6. See the world through eyes of love…because currently you are dwelling in fear.
  7. Focus on success.
  8. Love and approve of yourself.
  9. Live consciously.
  10. See the miracle that’s your life.

Whatever the thought that takes you on that downward spiral, stop thinking it. 

I know, I know that’s not the easiest thing to do. But, it’s still just a thought and has no power, other than what you give it by dwelling on it.

This is not to say we should deny our feelings. 

Go right ahead, feel them, they’re real, based on your interpretation of events in your life. 

In fact, I like to give myself ten whole minutes of wallowing in whatever makes me miserable…challenge is…these day’s I rarely last ten minutes before I’m really bored with feeling down. 

So I move to a place where I’ll ignore thoughts that create miserable feelings. 

I stop giving them the attention they need to remain active.

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This is where the power of imagination comes into play. 

You can place anything in your  imagination and live from it.  Don’t allow what you see or hear, or what people tell you is possible or not possible for you, into your imagination, unless it’s cool, unless it’s great, unless it’s what you want. 

And most definitely don’t place anything in your imagination that you don’t want to materialize.

It sounds like a challenge I know, but you can make it less so by bringing to mind a happy memory, something that makes you feel good. It works like a charm.

Bring the energy of…all things are possible…into your life, through your imagination and leave the energy of…how hard it is, how unhappy I am, how awful I feel…on the doorstep. 

As Einstein said “Logic will take you from A to B, imagination on the other hand will take you everywhere.”  He could have added and bring you everything…but he didn’t…so I did.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.





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Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Dear Elle,

    As you wrote in your today`s message:
    “This is not to say we should deny our feelings. Go right ahead, feel them, theyโ€™re real..”

    This is so true. One of the most important realization in my life. There was a time when I denied my feelings, I pushed them away from me, I pretended that they are not exist, because “I was a positive person”. Guess what happened, I got sick, really sick. Those feelings were still “there”, within me, blocking the flow of energy in my body. I just suppressed them. I learned my lesson forever. And now, still I need maybe more then 10 minutes of wallowing in my miserable state, but with practice it is getting less and less. I`m acknowleding my emotions, feel them then I`m working on feeling good. My goal is to feel good all the time ๐Ÿ™‚ It is coming! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for your message, great reminder.
    With love, E ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Love this post and love Einstein’s quote. And especially love your little addition of, imagination will bring you ‘everything’.(did I put in enuf ‘Loves’!!)
    The idea of being bored with feeling down is a very interesting perspective; it implies we have a choice, which we know we do. But so many think, “I can’t help how I feel.” It’s a great line and way of thinking to get out there. I think I’ll tweet that line,”these dayโ€™s I rarely last ten minutes before Iโ€™m really bored with feeling down.”

    • Elle

      And I ‘luv’ your comments Harriet…you must be one of the most positive people I know…and it’s wonderful. Thank you, thank you for always making me smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Elle

      I’ll have to take a look at your archives David, I bet it was really, really good. โ™ฅ

  3. Joseph Appaloosa

    A few articles back, you wrote that everything (consciousness) can be distilled down to one of two origins. Those two origins being Love or fear. And from today’s article, I would extrapolate that our current feelings or state of experience can be traced directly back to – Love or fear- and thus we can absolutely choose which one we desire to embrace. Amazingly, that reflection or platform to work from is always available to us.
    Thank you for the continued stream of wonderful training tips.
    Write on, Elle !

    • Elle

      You must lead an absolutely fabulous life Joseph. You understand these principles so well and it sounds as though you’re pretty good at practicing them too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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