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It’s one of those expressions we’re all familiar with, which hides some of those emotions we don’t like to admit to. Let alone talk about.  
 
Envy, jealousy, greed, covetousness, spite. 
 
But have you ever wondered where does it come from? 
 
Well, if like us you suspected Shakespeare, you’d be right. Othello to be precise: 
 
“Beware, my Lord, of jealousy 
It is the green eyed monster that doth mock 
The meat it feeds on” 
 
But why, you may ask, is the monster green eyed? 
 
 
Well, here we do have the answer, hurrah!  
 
Quite simply, in energy terms, green is the colour associated with the Heart and the emotions linked to it. Both positive and less so. 
 
On the positive side, love, adoration, devotion, passion. 
 
While on the other side come jealousy, greed, envy, spite. 
 
Which just leaves one other emotion sitting comfortably on the fence, before coming to rest on one side or other, depending on the energy and intention behind it… And if you’re wondering what it is, we won’t keep you in suspense. Ambition, which can go either way… 
But what drives the Green Eyed Monster? 
 
Well, however much we don’t want to admit it, it’s all too easy to see what sets this particular monster free. It’s the feeling that someone has something we would like AND it’s not fair. That, somehow, it makes them better than us. Or, put another way, we feel less than them. Inadequate in some way. 
 
And, yes, we know that expressing it in such stark terms can be a very bitter pill to swallow… But, the good news is that until we understand what’s driving us – our emotions and behaviour – then we can’t do anything about it… 
 
It’s perfectly natural to want – or desire (!) – more in our lives. Whatever that may be. Imagining what it would be like to have it. Enjoying the process of creating it. And, finally, the sense of satisfaction when it arrives. Or, if we’ve used the creative process well, something even better! You can feel all the positive energy and intention helping the process along. 
 
But being jealous of someone else having it, is completely different. Fuelled by negative emotions and a feeling of somehow being inadequate without it, not to mention the sense of lack. “I want it AND it’s not fair that someone else has it and I don’t.” 
 
The question is, which approach is going to help you get whatever it is you desire? And the answer is very easy to see, IF you look for it… 
 
Jealousy will NEVER get you what you desire. That’s completely backwards thinking. In fact, it’s more likely to stick a huge barrier in the way of getting it, leading to a vicious circle of more jealousy in the process. While the Little Monster in your head may be busy telling you the opposite, joining in other’s good fortune of having whatever it is, will speed the process along and help you enjoy similar things. It sends out a strong positive vibe and puts you in just the right state of mind to have whatever it is you desire. 
 
And, if doing this sounds like much too much of a tall order, here’s a little way round it. Simply imagine how you would feel if you had whatever it is right now. Then just focus on that feeling. Not only will it feel so much better but it will put you on the same frequency as whatever you desire – and everything else at that level too. Think of it as putting out a generally positive vibe, rather than a specific one for whatever it is you desire. 
 
And here’s another thought for you before we close for today. Regardless of how life is for you at the moment – and how you are – you are 100% whole, perfect and complete just as you are. Yes, you are. 
 
Life isn’t about “stuff” and what you have. It’s about who you are. Are you following your heart and doing what truly makes you happy OR are you trying to be like everyone else? Keeping up with the Jones’s or the latest social media star? 
 
So, rather than getting caught up in all the “stuff” and madness, why not simply focus on what makes you an individual and happy? 
 
As always, the choice is yours. 
 
 
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