Pivot 108: I am saying, “OTBS, there are Positive Aspects here…”

I LOVE OTBS. It gets me right in the space of … relief and action.

I got so much done in the house yesterday, and had a ready remedy for any mental angst: OTBS [On the bright side…]

On my walk I listened to Abraham-Hicks, and was reminded of ‘Lists of Positive Aspects’ – something which had never before landed for me as it did on that walk.

Quote from Abraham Hicks

“As you practice your more positive, better-feeling story in time your pleasure will become the dominant vibration within you” Abraham

[From “ The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent” Esther and Jerry Hicks]

Do you notice that PPE stands both for ‘personal protective equipment’ and for ‘pure, positive energy’. Are you lacking PPE? 

Ha! In potential, certainly not!

So tell us. What are the Positive Aspects to This Time and to ‘what’s going on’?

Ok. List of Positive Aspects of This Time:

  • We are getting to rest and recuperate on a global level
  • The young adults – with no uni/school – are raising their consciousness vigorously at this time, esp with BLM
  • The BLM movement has become momentous, raising Love and Equity up on this planet like never before
  • Families are having time together in their homes
  • The planet has been recuperating
  • We are learning how little we need in terms of stimulation, shopping, activity
  • In living through a pandemic we have experienced ourselves as mortal, and we have found compassion for eachother, and we have found gratitude and appreciation for keyworkers.
  • We have learnt to express appreciation and gratitude – there were rainbows (=”thank you NHS!”) in some 1/10 windows when G and I went out at the weekend
  • We have all had time for some thinking about the wider picture of our nation and planet
  • We have seen ourselves next to other countries… when all are suffering not competing…

So how do you feel about This Time now? 

Peaceful. Grateful. (Now a fraction worried I’m just being complacent…)

And when you worry about being complacent, what are the Positive Aspects there? 

I guess, the PAs to that worry are… the knowledge that I do want to keep checking myself… because I care. So that reassures me that I won’t just fall asleep..!

Good. It’s valuable to be aware of what’s going on inside, isn’t it? There are times when you reach out to set a thought in motion and your Inner Being tells you, ‘No, not this way.’

Yes. I guess, that’s when you sense you are cutting yourself off from your Inner Approval System too?

The IAS is a simple circuit. It holds no judgement at all. It’s really a ‘thumbs up’ device to let you know when you are working alongside your Inner Being. There is no ‘thumbs down’ setting, but you will feel a tug at the moment the ‘thumbs up’ lights blink off. That is all. It’s about noticing that tug moment. 

And this relates to the Positive Aspects…?

The IAS is always giving the thumbs up when you are dwelling on the Positive Aspects. Whenever, oh it’s so good, whenever you say and think and feel ‘On The Bright Side’ you get the ol’ thumbs up from your IAS. Your IAS is like the dash board between you and your Inner Being. 

Are you my inner being?


Hm… 🙂 So, today.

Time to draw up Lists of Positive Aspects. You can kick the process off by saying OTBS. 

As in, “OTBS, there are many positive aspects about (whatever’s happening)…”


I feel soft and united inside when I say that statement. Heart coherence?

Indeed. <3

Ok. Let’s do it.

Today I am saying, “OTBS, there are Positive Aspects here…”

Make lists of positive aspects. Make lists of things you love—and never complain about anything. And as you use those things that shine bright and make you feel good as your excuse to give your attention and be who-you-are, you will tune to who-you-are, and the whole world will begin to transform before your eyes. It is not your job to transform the world for others—but it is your job to transform it for you. A state of appreciation is pure Connection to Source where there is no perception of lack. -Abraham

Pivot 107: On The Bright Side: I am playing house and rebooting for next week #OTBS #IAS

Playing ‘I did a good thing…’ – my notes:

  • I put my phone away (it’s trouble)
  • I decided to cease looking to others for cues to feel SATISFACTION (aka enough-making) but to decide for myself. I’ll do my own enough-making.
  • I accessed a good tweak: the phraseI am doing a good thing. =>
      • present moment affirmation = +HRV
      • no matter the future, right now I am doing a GT
      • so different to egoic ‘look at me’ doing a thing
      • self-approval rocks
      • satisfaction in/from the Act itself not just from social … frottage?!
      • does this self-approval dwell in the hara?
  • I accessed another good tweak: the phrase It feels satisfying…’
    • To know I’m keeping to my schedule
    • To sit here on this sofa prepping for the day
    • Knowing I’m going to help people today
    • To see how my acting skills support this work
    • To lightcast, right here and now, to those in need of LOVE and ATTENTION today
    • To settle into the Work of this day knowing I am contributing to this universal Love Uprising
    • To bring about the delicacy of qigong to my day

***End of notes***

And what has your learning been, through working with ‘satisfaction’ and ‘self-approval’? 

  1. It needs a lot of practice
  2. It’s a good antidote to What Is Going On

Do you want to talk about what is going on? 

I do. Briefly. Without getting journalistic here. I think we are all … astonished. It feels like the whole country is being gaslit by the government – between Covid-19 (this is lockdown day 90 I believe), and their poor response to BLM protestors; and their vague response to the far-right rioters; and their plans to shove through Brexit (our ecomony dived 20% in April)… More info is arising about the darkness behind well-known figures. It’s clear it only takes <1% of a population to be psychopaths for them to hijack a whole nation.

Ok. Thank you. Let’s work with the word ‘hijack’. What does it mean? 

  1. unlawfully seize (an aircraft, ship, or vehicle) in transit and force it to go to a different destination or use it for one’s own purposes.
    2. When you take control of a conversation others were having and make it all about you, this is an example of a time when you hijack the conversation.

    Good. Let’s run with the concept of ‘hijack the conversation’. 

As in, the Mail, and the way it hijacked the conversation on immigration for years, and then tried to turn an innocent eye on the far right rioters on our streets…?


There are always two parallel conversations: the one fuelled by love, and the one fuelled by fear (from which hate arises). The fear-based, egoic conversation is always louder. In terms of volume, noise and apparent presence, it drowns out the conversation based on love. This is the seeming hijack. 

What you can take with you is the knowledge that you are always invited to be a conduit for the Conversation Fuelled By Love. You can choose not to have your attention, your ear, your eye hijacked by fear. You will feel ‘satisfaction’ and ‘self-approval’ when you choose to speak the Language of Love at all times. 

We are talking here about accessing and activating the Inner Approval System. It is directly connecting to your Inner Being – which always, only, speaks the Language of Love. 

So when you feel, I did a good thing, and I am feeling satisfied, know that you are responding to your Inner Approval System, which is your route in to your Inner Being. 

I long to connect more deeply with my Inner Being.

Then seek out your IAS, and really work it. Watch how G mows the lawn and then gets pleasure from sitting and looking at the freshly cut lawn. He has done something good and kind for his Inner Being; he has met his Heart’s desire. We say to you right here, right now: what does your heart desire? How can you, sweet soul, meet its needs today? Yes, today. 

I believe my Inner Being would like to Play House today – clear the decks, simplify, clear, empty inboxes… so that tomorrow (or tonight) everything feels orderly and fresh and rebooted. We want to Reboot ahead of next week.

Excellent. So here’s the reality check: what happens when thoughts of lack, sadness, loss (we know, your car died last week), despair about the government, frustration about others… start to filter in? What’s your antidote here? 

“OTBS…!” [On The Bright Side – I wrote ‘OTBS’ on a post-it and stuck it by my kettle during a very hard year… It was almost as good as much of the therapy I was also receiving, in helping me rewire my thoughts and my brain-state.]

Spot on!

“{But… politicians!} On The Bright Side: I am playing house”

Such a good way to get into the IAS space, and find S-A-T-I-Sfaction. Enough making! Satisfaction guaranteed! You will always find satisfaction and self-approval when you let OTBS be your guiding light. 

Know what you want: to reboot for next week, to play house

Know how to keep in that IAS space: by using the OTBS turn of phrase. 

Thank you. I want to note what a big week last week was.

You did so well. 

I did do ok, didn’t I? Here’s some feedback from my SP training:

    • Respectfully presented in a safe space with a knowledgeable facilitator
    • Lovely training leader and very insightful personal experience
    • The facilitator was very open about her own experiences which gave real insight into the topic being discussed.

You did a Good Thing. 

I did a Good Thing.

‘Life is complex at the moment by OTBS… I did a Good Thing.’

‘There’s a lot of build-up of stuff from this week, but OTBS, I am rebooting for next week.’

Your world will revolve to spin around your most dominant thoughts. Truly. So let your dominant thought and feeling be ‘On the bright side…’. And the bright side will become the dominant side of your life. 

Beautiful. Thank you.

On The Bright Side: I am playing house and rebooting for next week – according to my #IAS #OTBS