Magic carpet??? Is there such a thing really? Well… not that I know of. But even better, each of us has a magically creative mind, and with our thoughts we can lift ourselves up and out of a bad mood or a bad vibe. Try watching this video from “Aladdin” the Disney movie and see if you don’t feel more upbeat than when you got here. Even people who are basically optimistic or would call themselves positive thinkers can use a boost now and then, if not on a daily basis. Find what works for you when you need to shift away from negative thoughts and get your groove on.
Often, when we’re around others who are complaining or griping or predict only doom and gloom for the future (often while calling themselves cheerful people!) it’s hard not to have that downer attitude rub off and make you suddenly feel uncertain about your day, and wonder what you could possibly have been feeling so good about just a few minutes earlier. Perhaps your friend or family member carefully points out to you that you need to be more realistic and face the facts of your life — they might even rattle off a list of “bad stuff” such as bills, or a car repair you need to pay for, etc — the list can be quite long many times, and can be daunting to hear!
But instead of letting their negative outlook affect you, hold onto your own mental carpet ride and let it swoop you back into the positive vibration that is the only way to attract the good you desire. Now here’s the video — “A Whole New World” is one of my favorite songs because it is not only beautiful music, but the lyrics are upbeat and happy! By the way, if you’re not familiar with the story, the reason Jasmine hesitates when Aladdin holds out his hand to her and asks if she trusts him is that early in the first act, Aladdin as himself (a beggar boy not the prince he is now posing to be) held out his hand to help her and said those same words. So now, he has unwittingly revealed himself to her and yet she is unafraid and takes his hand. A special love story based on trust rather than outward appearances.