Have you ever had a thought or feeling that didn’t seem to match what was going on in your life? Perhaps it was a beautiful day, you just had a yummy lunch with a friend and suddenly you started to feel sad? Or you had just got the promotion or the date you had dreamed about and the thought, “My life is a dead end!” comes out of nowhere? Did you try to make sense of the feeling or thought, even though it seemed crazy?
Making sense of a strange thought would seem like the logical thing to do given that no one has ever told us that most of our thoughts, feelings and emotions aren’t even ours! You may be asking “How could that be?” Could you be more psychic than you think you are? This is not about reading tea leaves or gazing into crystal balls, it’s about being able to pick up the thoughts, feelings and emotions that are all around you.
Have you ever been called an empath? Have you ever walked into a room where someone was angry or sad? Were you aware of the energy without anyone saying anything? That’s the kind of “picking up” that many of us do on a regular basis without realizing it. So how do you tell if a thought, feeling or emotions is yours or not? “Who does this belong to?” is a great tool to assist you in seeing just how many of your thoughts, feelings and emotions don’t belong to you.
Any time you become aware of a thought, feeling or emotion, simply ask, “Who does this belong to?” or, “Is this mine?” If the energy lightens up at all, it’s not yours! After discovering that it’s not yours, you can say, “Return to sender with consciousness attached.” You don’t need to know the name of the person it belongs to.
If you would really like to get a sense of just how many of your thoughts, feelings and emotions aren’t yours, try asking “Who does this belong to?” for three days for every thought, feeling and emotion that you have. By the end of three days, you will have more peace and space in your head than you can imagine! It’s like being in an ongoing meditative state.
If you do try this exercise, please be kind to yourself! It can be hard to remember to ask the question, particularly on the first day. Just keep going. It gets easier and easier.
There are a few other things to be aware of when using this tool. The first is that it may not give you an accurate awareness if you have already decided what the result should be. For example, if you feel sad and you’re sure it’s because your sister lost her job, then asking “Who does this belong to?” will not lighten it up, even if it’s not yours.
One way to take care of this is to say, “I destroy and uncreate all of my projections, expectations, rejections, separations, judgments and conclusions about __________. Then use the Access Consciousness clearing statement. This frees you up to get a more accurate energetic awareness of “Who does this belong to?”.
Sometimes people report that they ask “Who does this belong to?”and the energy lightens up, but they still have the feeling of sadness or whatever it is. This can happen when you are simply having an awareness, rather than picking something out of someone’s head. An awareness is just an awareness – it’s not going to go away. You don’t need to ‘do’ anything with it.
‘Who does this belong to?’ can apply to more than thoughts, feelings and emotions. Many people have the capacity to take pain or even illness out of others. It’s a great question to ask when you start feeling sick or something in your body appears to “go wrong.” There have even been people who, after asking questions, realized that they had taken depression and sadness out of others. We think we are being kind by taking on the pain or disease from another, but actually we’re not doing anyone any good. If you take an illness from someone, you can’t change it because it’s not yours, and they can’t change it because you’ve taken it on!
Who does this belong to? Is really one of the most useful tools around! Just a simple question can free you from many of your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and even pains and illness!
For more blog posts on this tool and question, you can check out the posts below!