We are in a time of financial crisis. People are anxious. People are seeking solutions. People are scared. With all of this activity, tremendous bursts of energy are being expended, some positive but mostly negative.

But the energy that we project into the cosmos is not an isolated event. Your energy and my energy either merge or conflict. All of the negative energy that is coming from you and from me and from everyone else from our anxiety, only increases the negative energy in the cosmos and that reduces the likelihood of us finding solutions for a better world.

Right now both positive and negative energies are being sent out. Which energy stream do you want to contribute to?

The News: On or Off?

Do you want to turn off the news about the financial crisis? Would you feel happier if you did not listen to the news each day? Are the stressful news reports about the economy, global warming and wars, causing you to become a nervous wreck or do you feel inspired to try to make changes in the world?

When you watch the news are you likely to ruin your own day and the day of your loved ones? What does your pulse tell you about your reactions to the news? Is your pulse racing with anxiety or is your heart beating at a comfortable and healthy rate? Are you sending positive or negative energy into the cosmos?

Learn How to Watch the News

Watch the news enough -- but not too much! If we stick our heads in the sand or run to the hills to avoid bad news, then we cannot make informed decisions. If we need to make personal decisions about a crisis in the world, do we really want to act like sheep following the opinions of others, or do we want to think for ourselves? We have to stay informed by watching the news and by continuing to be informed about our personal financial affairs.

In the current financial crisis, there are people who are not managing their money well because they can't stand looking at their financial statements. One woman in her early sixties has not looked at her financial statements since the economic meltdown in the fall of 2008. "I don't want to know how much I have lost" she says. Meanwhile, as she keeps her head in the sand she is missing the opportunity to make adjustments in the investments that she needs to support herself as she gets older.

Another person, a young man, was about to give all of his money over to a money management company that when looked at closely, was going to take advantage of his panic and run with his money. This man almost signed papers that would have caused disaster in his life, because he wanted to be out of the emotional pain he felt as he looked at his credit card bills. He wanted to stick his head in the sand and sign papers without really investigating the company that was about to rip him off.

When we hide from our problems the results are ultimately negative, and more negative energy is created which is sent out into the cosmos.

We must not hide from the news and information that although painful, we need to hear.

On the other hand . . .

When it comes to news, pick and choose! When you are more aware of what Anderson Cooper is wearing today than your significant other, you have a problem. If you find yourself checking the news ten times a day, you may be on the brink of developing a news obsession. Choose the news you are going to pay attention to. Select a newspaper, television broadcast or internet news site. Perhaps you would like to choose one liberal news source and one conservative news source so that you can hopefully get a more balanced view of the news. Do not read seven papers, watch six shows and check the news online all day long!

When you are more aware of the news headlines than the stars in the sky, you are out of balance. Consider that the mountains do not know whether the stock market is going up or down. The ocean does not know if you can pay off your credit card dept or not. The sky does not know the daily news. No matter what is happening in the material world that human beings have created, the natural world is there to enjoy and heal us if we will only give nature equal time with the news broadcasts.

Create the Best News with your Energy

Each and every one of us is part of the cosmic whole and at the same time, each one of us is an individual. During this time of worldwide financial crisis, every time an individual among us panics and sends out distress signals, stressful energy is sent around the world and out into the cosmos. Every time one of us believes in the future and sees our current world problems as a huge wakeup call to the world, and makes a decision to do things to help the world, positive energy is sent around the world and out into the cosmos.

We are all connected to each other by what I call the Cosmic Connection. Each individual connects to the Divine and to every other living form through the energetic cosmic dimension. The energy of each individual affects the energetic whole of the universe.

Again, let us contemplate: Right now both positive and negative energies are being sent out. Which energy stream do you want to contribute to?

Of course times are hard financially and people in need must be helped. But this is not the first time in history that we have had a financial crisis or the last time. Perhaps as we feel the financial pinch we will develop more compassion for those who have been dying of starvation for years and years. Perhaps our world needs this financial crisis in order to develop better values. What do we really need to buy? More things to make us look good, or do we need to take a good look at ourselves and the ways we need to take care of our world and take care of each other?

Let us calm down. Let us take the bitter news and transform it. Like your mother told you "when you get lemons make lemonade." Let us take the financial meltdown and create visions of golden lives for everyone in the world.

©2009 Carole Lynne, author of Cosmic Connection: Messages for a Better World

Author's Bio: 

Carole Lynne, author of Cosmic Connection: Messages for a Better World, was quite happy as founder of Singing for the Soul and Quality Performance Coaching for public speakers and performers. Little did she know that in mid-life, the world of spirit would let her know that she had the ability to communicate with the spirits of loved ones who had passed over. As those in spirit began to communicate with Carole Lynne, she knew that she was receiving an awesome gift and sacred responsibility. For years she studied both in the United States and Europe to learn how to use her gifts responsibly. She has become a popular psychic medium working in many countries. In this book, she reveals for the first time teachings from other entities known as "My Guidance" and 'The Energy.' Lynne is also author of the award-winning books Consult Your Inner Psychic, How to Get a Good Reading from a Psychic Medium, and Heart and Sound. She divides her time between Boston and Maui. Find Carole Lynne online at caroleonecosmicconnection.com.