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Great song, I didn't skip it!
Great song, I didn’t skip it!

By now, I’m sure most folks have had some experience with Pandora Radio or the like. Rather than watching the news, ridiculous reality TV or whatever crap might be on at any given moment, (while simultaneously being forced to endure countless erectile dysfunction/depression medication commercials that blast at three times the volume of the program) we choose to listen to music.

A few of my favorite features on Pandora are also important in my every day life. Thumbs up, thumbs down and skip it.

  • If I like(or love) a song, I give it the ol’ thumbs up. Pandora get’s the message that I like that particular song and gives me more like it.
  • If I don’t like the song (or hate it!), I just click the thumbs down. No problem. Hey, Pandora, I don’t like that one.
  • Then, my favorite of all. I don’t like the song or want something different? I just click… Skip it.

That’s it. Done. Moving on. I don’t like that song. I’m in the mood for something different. I don’t call Pandora and tell them to take the song down. I don’t tell anyone. I don’t get mad. I don’t justify why I don’t want it. I just skip it.

What if we all lived our lives this way? What if instead of pushing against everything you don’t like or judge as bad/wrong you just skipped it?

When it’s obvious you don’t like or want what you’ve seen… Great. Duly noted. Nothing more to do. From this point any fighting, shouting, justifying or defending only adds energy to the very thing you disapprove of. Even the most well intentioned post/conversation to “spread the word” about the terrible injustice only strengthens and gives it more power.

So, what do you do when faced with something frustrating, irritating, scary, worrisome or horrible. Breathe. Relax and take big deep breaths. Let the physical sensation accompanying the upset flow through your body until you feel the relief. You will feel relief. It’s natural for this energy to move and flow.

Now, immediately turn your attention and thoughts to what you would prefer. Just like your focus on the negative brings you more like it, when you focus on what you want, that grows as well. You get more and more of whatever it is you focus on, whether you like it or not. So, doesn’t it make sense to focus on what pleases you and makes you feel good and happy?

All governments being responsible and fair. The news media focusing on the much larger picture of what’s right in our magnificent world. Religions of the world actually doing good works rather than converting or condemning. Every human being recognizing they alone hold the power in their lives.

What is your true hearts desire?

How could you more easily focus on that?

What if you stopped looking at the world in terms of what you like and don’t like and just noticed what is?

What will your life be like when you move quickly past what’s wrong and focus easily on what would be better?

If you don’t like it, let yourself skip it. It’s only our attention to things that keep them swirling around in our lives. No worries, though! All it takes is the recognition of how to do it and a bit of practice. I’m here to help.

Seeing your absolute freedom to fully enjoy your life!

All my Love,

16 responses

  1. James Earl Wells

    I really enjoyed this. The subject I believe to be true to more people than some would admit. I for one have caught myself in that very position only to remember that what ever I am mad at either does not know it or simply does not care and so all I am doing is hurting my well being.
    Your words strike home and your solutions do too. Very nice and i will remember your offer to help.
    Thank You for such a wonderful topic.


    1. Crystal Nuding

      Wonderful, James. Thank you so much.
      It really is easy for us to get caught up in what’s wrong because we feel it so strongly.
      But that’s where our freedom is, in those feelings, not in the story we’ve got going on in our mind about them.
      Bless our hearts. 🙂
      It just takes some practice.
      Much Love and Many Thanks!



    Fantastic!! Great stuff, baby! Love you!!

    Dionne Robertson

    Funding and Support – Habitat for Humanity

    Volunteer Director – Gap, Inc.

    Sent from myTouch 4G


    1. Crystal Nuding

      Look at you, fancy pants! 🙂
      Thank you!
      Love you so much!


  3. Stefanie

    Love it! Thank you so much! I so appreciate all that you do to help me/us!
    Much love to you!


    1. Crystal Nuding

      Thank you, Stefanie! I’m quite happy to be here doing it.
      Sending you so much love, soothing, peace, ease and flow! 🙂


  4. jameskeeneyhill

    Nice work, Crystal. I like Pandora, too, except for some of the ads that pop in. Now if only I could skip work and stay focused on creative writing. Alas, no one seems to want to pay me for the latter…:) That’s one thing I struggle with. I write creatively in the morning before switching to the day job, which I never want to do, and if at any time of the day I allow my mind to go back to the more enjoyable work from the morning, the day job suffers. But then I have to remind myself that, while I’m typing up some boring environmental report, I’m sitting at home overlooking Lake Michigan, so I need to stop whining, realize how good I have it, and make a cup of tea.


    1. Crystal Nuding

      Thank you, James! Yes, someone does want to pay you for your creative writing!
      If you want it, it wants you.
      So, I’m seeing that developing for you. Let me know how it goes!
      Much Love to you. 🙂

      PS… the fact you work from home overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan tells me you are much closer to your goal than you are letting yourself realize! It’s on it’s way! You’re closer than you think. Relax into that. Feel what you feel when you think about it and let that move. The energy is all that stands between you and what you want! You can do it, James!


      1. jameskeeneyhill

        I actually feel that, too. I’ve had some huge writing breakthroughs recently, so the creative part is working well as long as I don’t think too much about the state of the publishing world these days. Thanks for the positive energy – interestingly enough, I recently posted a piece about irrational self-doubt and how it impacts all that we do. I suspect you’d have a field day on that subject 🙂


      2. Crystal Nuding

        Ha! Irrational self-doubt. Yes, I would… only because I thoroughly understand it.
        No need to worry about the publishing world… you get to create that too!
        Seeing your absolute success. 🙂


  5. roxannedarling

    Crystal – I love when people find parallels in the geeky world. As you and I have talked about so many times, I think the internet and many of its related apps are really brilliant expressions of source energy. The hologram is getting easier and easier to see!


    1. Crystal Nuding

      Yes it is! I love it as well. I laughed and laughed when it came to me.
      Have a marvelous day, Roxanne!!
      Much Love to you. XO


  6. Jane Horton

    Perfect – just what I needed to read (and do) today. Thank you.


    1. Crystal Nuding

      You are quite welcome, Jane! Sending soothing, peace, ease and flow for you to easily skip whatever needs to be skipped!
      Much Love to you. 🙂


  7. ninagrao

    Great analogy Crystal! I love this! It really can be that easy! I love skipping!
    Love and Hugs,


    1. Crystal Nuding

      Thank you, Nina! It is great. So nice to skip it and move on.
      Have a great day!
      Much Love to you and your family!


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