SNIOP or PITSO? Which One Are You?

SNIOP or PITSO? Susceptible to the Negative Influence of Other People, or a Positive Influence for Self and Others. Zig Zigler the American author, salesman, and motivational speaker brought SNIOP to prominence in his many motivational talks. It’s amazing just how easily we can fall into the trap of negative thinking and for my purposes here, feeling.

In recent times I believe Australia has become a nation of SNIOPS. With all that is going on, we seem to have lost our way. Negativity in all of its forms really does seem to be holding sway! It’s pervasive.

Now as I am writing this, I’m sure I am not talking about you personally. Or at least I hope I’m not.

This little rant of mine is not about the rights or wrongs of our current situation, and whether things should or shouldn’t be happening. It’s about how if we’re not careful we’ll simply allow our energy to be sapped away. In fact, some of us are openly giving it away.

People talk about sovereignty and freedom. About rights, denial of rights, self-expression and also its suppression. We’ve taken sides on whether we should be kept safe, or allowed our free and unmitigated movement. All worthy subjects, but we are doing it in a way that is compounding negative energies within ourselves and within our communities and our country. To the point where many people have simply closed down.

With all that is going on it is also easy to slip into the doldrums. We let our guard down, we let our emotions run the show, we listen to all the wrong stuff. Why, we even start drinking and eating the wrong stuff. Supposedly for emotional support and also because energetically we couldn’t be bothered doing the right thing.




We have become a SNIOP! Full stop—we’re in trouble!

For some lethargy, boredom and stagnation, along with indecisiveness, vagueness and ambiguity have become the norm. This is not a good state to stay in. We really have become a victim of our combined negativity. A SNIOP. We’re living in a community subjected to the negative influences all around us.

As a SNIOP we have allowed others to control our emotions and the way we think. How we act is more in their control than ours.

What this really means is that we have allowed current circumstances and the fear being generated to undermine our integrity. Also to weaken our etheric and aura and put our energy meridians into disarray. Or put it this way: We are selling ourselves out. Surrendering our sovereignty. Compromising our natural immunity. Scattering our thinking and dropping our energy equilibrium.

Simply put another way – under this regime, life sucks and we are putting up with it. Why we are even compounding it and letting our lifeforce be sucked right out of us. It’s true that in the main we can’t do much about the exterior circumstances, but we can and should look after ourselves better.

There is a much better alternative.

SNIOP or PITSO? PITSO is always a better way!


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Be a PITSO or a Positive Influence to Self and Others.

While it may be difficult for many of us to control the external factors of our life, we can control how we react, how we feel and how we allow ourselves to be and do.

Being a positive influence to self requires just that. I am going to list some ideas that may help. But in the main what you choose, no matter how silly it may seem, your own thoughts and actions are what matter most. Being a PITSO is really just a matter of being true to who and what you are. So, what are the things, the thoughts, the feelings, the words, the activities that make you feel at your best?

These ideas here are just to help get the ball rolling: Be positive, have fun, be kind to yourself and spread kindness to others.

Remember, and live with the basics: Fresh air, good food, clean water, sunshine and sensible exercise. Get outside. Go barefoot and walk on dew-laden grass if you can. Take in several deep breaths. Put on a big smile. Stretch up and out into a winner’s pose. Say positive affirmations out loud. Yell them out if you’re in a position where you won’t disturb others. One of my favourites is I feel healthy, I feel happy, I feel terrific!

Take time out. Be kind to yourself. Meditate. Listen to music. Read a good book.

Clean up. Nothing much improves your energy and that of your environment more than cleaning up and maybe de-cluttering while you’re at it. Spring-clean the house, the office, the shed and why not go all out and see what can be done in the yard as well.

With all this energy being moved about, you should be feeling it. And it should be in a good way!

CRYSTALS To Help Us Be a Positive Influence to Self and Others.

This list is far from complete. Especially so when you consider that any crystal that makes you feel good, energises you and lifts your vibe, qualifies as a positive influence. In fact, one of my favourite stones is a pebble I picked up from our driveway years ago.

All of these crystals are energising and provide a positive influence to us and our personal environment:

Apophyllite, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Charoite, Chrysanthemum Stone, Citrine, Fluorite, Fuchsite, Garnet, Jasper, Kyanite, Magnetite, Orange Calcite, Petalite, Ruby, Spinel, Variscite, Zincite.

Any member of the Quartz family, but in particular: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz and Smokey Quartz.

How to use crystals as an aid to your positivity.

Whenever you catch yourself being a SNIOP, reach for your favourite chosen crystal and allow its energy to help lift you out of negativity. This can best be achieved by holding it and deliberately thinking about what it means to be a PITSO.

Of course, keeping it with you most of the time also helps you maintain a positive position.

Having larger pieces around your home or office also helps. Especially if they are located in the areas where you spend most of your time.

The beauty of having them around the place is that they also share their influence with all who come into their space.

SNIOP or PITSO? PITSO is always the better choice and crystals can certainly play an important role in helping us to maintain this position.


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Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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