I bet you didn’t know adding ‘White-Out’ to your infamous bag of tricks will change your life. Yep, that and Duck Tape. Remember it can do everything from saving you from alien attacks to taping back aging sags. Not the White-Out of course but good ol’ Duck Tape.
Back to the White-Out. Funny when I wrote White-Out, I heard ‘Wipe-Out’ in my mind. You remember the infamous song by the Safaris?
Ironically the two have a similar vibe, a connection. Wiping out or ‘whiting out’ the negatives in our lives really puts us in a new groove, a new space to invite happiness, health and vitality in. It allows room for new ideas, inventions, thoughts and emotion to fill our minds, our beings.
I taught myself this trick years ago. I was extremely angry with my husband’s best man at our wedding. He brought (are your truly ready for this?) not only gallons of alcohol to our wedding, but also cocaine. I was livid. (I have never done any kind of drugs in my life – this was blasphemous to me, a total slap of disrespect.) I wasn’t truly aware of what was going on as the bridesmaids and I were doing other things during the day, however my intuition was on high alert. When my soon-to-be-husband showed up, burnt like a lobster, a vacant smile on his face, I knew I was in trouble. During the ceremony, the minister had to remind him to say “I do” and put the ring on my left hand, not my right. Needless to say, I was deeply hurt, angry and sad, our ‘day’ was blighted with such stupid behavior. I have to admit, it took me two years to get past this emotionally. It isn’t easy to let go and forgive.
I knew I had to change my reaction, my thoughts, so I could move forward and be happy. Torturing myself wasn’t the answer by reliving the event over and over. Instead, I chose to place the best man (my husband too) up against a white wall in my mind. I took a gallon of paint or ‘White-Out’ and began to color over his face, their faces, carving a smiley face to remind me of happy memories. Every day I did this. I took five, ten sometimes fifteen minutes visualizing the process, till I could not longer see the negative, the emotional hurts. Till he was totally ‘whited-out’ of my emotional fields and became invisible. I did this till it was no longer an issue in my heart. It worked.
Whiting-out someone or something takes dedication and perseverance. It’s you who sets the stage to make it happen. Utilize a coffee break, sitting at the DMV, waiting in line, to paint, white-out and improve your memories of tragic, sad, unhappy or unhealthy events and people. Then it’s time to bring out the box of crayons, the paint box of colors to begin to design a new model, a happy memory to replace the old.
Trust me, it works.
Cosmic sunshine to you.