Lesson 3: Designing Thoughts & Emotions

your mood is your work

Lesson 3: Designing Thoughts & Emotions

your mood is your work
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Jessica Mullen
Living the magick life.
  • Emma Marie

    I was SO stoked when I saw this in my inbox!

    I really liked the video game reference… That explanation worked perfectly for me! I feel like I understand more what I’m trying to do. It’s also good to know that it feeling forced and fake is normal in the beginning.

    I’ve taken to listing everything I’m grateful for on my ride to work in the mornings and it really gets me in the mood for my day. Though in hindsight I probably look a bit silly to any onlookers, oh well!

    Before this turns into an essay I do have a question. I’m finding it hard to get over my fear in relation to sharing so much. I love what I’m doing and it feels right… but sometimes it feels too corny to share! I have my blog and twitter and everything linked so it literally goes everywhere once i get it out there which is a bit nerve wracking. Have you experienced this before? And if so how did you overcome it?


  • Annie

    Oh this is fantastic. Seriously. I’m going through huge and scary changes in my life at the moment. The one thing I’ve had huge, major problems with the Law of Attraction is that I’ve often felt crappy. Now the LoA tells you to change your vibrations, or your emotions to something better, which if you’re depressed, is not always easy. But by changing your thoughts, to something more joyful, even if you don’t feel great, is a good way of getting things going again. Gotcha. Ever feel like a light bulb has gone off in your head? Because I have here. This is probably one of the best and most straight forward guides I’ve read and believe me, I’ve read plenty.

    Just one more question before this turns into a min dissertation. I’m going to go back set up my website and whatnot. I’m happy to share my online thoughts with people, as it will help me and hopefully them. What about getting people to read your blog? I know a little about SEO, though not how to apply it. Am I overcomplicating things here?

  • jessica mullen

    Emma, I’m happy the videogame metaphor works for you! It totally blew my mind talking to Kelly about it… As for sharing too much and seeming corny–positivity definitely isn’t trendy, YET. But wouldn’t it be nice if it were? I like to think of all the positive/corny posts as part of a new movement in positivity. The world would be so much better if everyone was doing the same!

    Annie, wow thanks so much for the compliment, so glad to hear that it’s a helpful guide! I wouldn’t worry too much about SEO – other than titling your posts descriptively. Steve Pavlina has a great post about building a high traffic blog – check it out! http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/01/how-to-build-a-high-traffic-web-site-or-blog/

  • Emma Marie

    That’s true! It feels too awesome for me to stop! I don’t want to let it effect me and hold me back though. Positivity FTW!

  • Patrick McGinley

    Well formed post. I have read The Secret a few times and have found much of it’s message useful. Somewhat closely related to the subject is the documentary on quantum mechanics/attraction called, “What the Bleep Do We Know?” Really a sweet docu.

    I have a feeling you have seen it already though :)

  • jacqueline dandelion

    !!! <3 <3 <3

    i have to admit, i read just the first paragraph and skimmed from there, but since the previous post, something had been working itself into my brain, and finally just clicked.

    i guess i slide towards the personal, but i've always tried to make websites be so practical and detached, and it suddenly clicked that i can be open and honest and totally weird if i want to be. i just began a new site and its not really cohesive and i'm not trying for traffic yet, but it suddenly makes sense to me. i can combine my professional life, my side projects, my creative pursuits, and all that, without writing a diary OR being super detached.

    your graphics really inspired me. i need visuals to process information, and they are really beautiful and add depth to your words. without them, somehow, i don't think i would have gotten what i have gotten out of the words. something just resonated with me that said, be yourself. i was trying too hard to be the person i think i *should* be, online. not necessarily who i wanted to be.

    ok. its like 4 am so i apologize if this is a little sparkle-fog-sparkle but i just wanted to thank you and let you know that this life design hullabaloo has totally affected me. <3 jacqueline

  • jessica mullen

    Patrick, yes I’ve seen What the Bleep, it’s a gem! Now that you mention it, I think I need to watch it again…

    Jacqueline, so happy to hear something clicked! That’s the best response I could have hoped for :] I love what you said, “i can combine my professional life, my side projects, my creative pursuits, and all that, without writing a diary OR being super detached.” Yes, that’s exactly it!

    I really appreciate the feedback on the visuals, it makes me that much more excited to work on them :D

  • cherry

    i’m such a huge supporter of your life design teachings! this is a very profound lesson. after digesting a large chunk of Abraham, and then observing how you put your knowledge into practice–i’ve been infinitely inspired. simply being more aware of my thoughts, and then embracing the power to modify my thoughts and emotions, and thus my entire life experience has been so scary and liberating! and your help has made all of the difference in my blog AND in my life! i’m in the healthiest place that i have been in, in a long while!

  • jessica mullen

    Thank you Cherry! Your kind words are so inspiring! I am so happy to have your site to read now, your writing is spot on and you have a way of wording things in terms I haven’t thought of before.

    One suggestion – I couldn’t subscribe with RSS – do you have an RSS feed hooked up?

    Thank you for the sweet note! Have a beautiful day!

  • cherry

    permitted the RSS feed. now it’s ready for the convenience of everyone! i’m flattered!

  • jessica mullen

    awesome, subscribed!

  • Kayla

    I am teaching my first day of English classes to some 9-13 year old Russians tomorrow, and I was feeling hella nervous, until I ordered a great lesson from the universe!


  • jessica mullen

    Hooray I am so happy for you! Congratulations on the job, it sounds like so much fun! My sister teaches English in Berlin and her stories are always hilarious. Looking forward to seeing what unfolds!

  • elisha

    Thank you for yet another inspiring lesson. It’s been quite challenging staying positive all the time. I’m glad I’m not alone in this, I like what you ladies said about meditating so that your mind is empty. It’s like giving your mind a much needed break. I also like Kelly’s reference to the video game. Before I read this lesson I was trying to explain LoA to My Love when he was having a bad day at work – I told him to treat it like a video game. Times like that I really feel like I’m “getting it.” Other times maybe not so much, but I’m working on it. You were right, it’s not easy, but it’s more than worth it. Thanks again. You ladies ROCK!

  • jessica mullen

    Hey Elisha!
    I’m so glad to hear the lesson was inspiring. And yes, it is challenging to stay positive all the time. But most of us have spent our entire lives having negative thoughts, so it makes sense that it would take a lot of practice to retrain the way we think. I still have to practice HARD every day!

    The video game metaphor really helped me too. I’m so glad it resonated with you! Thanks for adding to the conversation Elisha :]

  • Ace

    Hey ladies!

    Alrighty, I read/listened to lesson three last night and totally psyched about it all! XD So I wrote a post on my reactions to lesson three as well as did a little photoblogging while chillin’ at B&N. :)


    I’m LOVING life design! I have been looking forward to the next moment every day IN every day! :D I’m totally inspired. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    (In learning — lol)


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