Category: Thoughts

The Power To Change Reality

“If you don't like something, change it;
if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.”

— Mary Engelbreit


“When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves.”

— Victor Frankl

[Classic post from 8-5-10]

I've heard these sentiments expressed in many ways and each of them instructional. One way that I recently heard it was enlightening and equally empowering. It is this:

We are on two concurrent journeys at the same time. One is our physical journey of what is now. This is reality. It is what it is. It is the facts of the way things are. And, two, is our emotional journey. That is how we choose to feel, though ofttimes, we don't feel that we actually have a choice, but is a default response.

So, the reality is the reality. It is what it is. We can think and feel how we want to about it and if we continually focus on the reality in front of us, we will respond and react to that reality and our thinking and feeling will keep us tied to this reality as being tied to a pole in the ground. The more we talk about reality, feel the reality, share the reality, the more the reality has a hold on us.

In most cases, it is near impossible to change the reality by focusing on the reality. Generally, the only way and also the best and most effective way to change the reality is to begin changing the emotional journey about the reality. In other words, have you feel better and better by changing your thinking and feeling about what is.

Part of this is considering what you want it to be rather than what it is. You can't focus on being broke and not having enough money to pay the bills and have that situation change for the better. But, it can and will change for the better by focusing on what and where you want it to be, living in that fantasy as if it were your reality and it will become your reality. The other part is feeling better and better about where you are right now. It is so powerful to look for the positive aspects in every situation. It empowers one to see their current reality in a softer light. It is still reality, but now softer and more acceptable while you focus on what you want next and where you want to go.

Some of this I was taught as a child. I learned things like, “there is always a silver lining; things will work out for the best if you let them. and I haven't forgotten them, but now have a much more powerful and clear way to change where I am when I am not where I want to be. I change the emotional journey: my thinking and how I feel about my situation, my life, my current reality. Then, I focus my energy on imagining it the way I want it to be. Used together, these two strategies are incredible.

First Step: Lighten Up!! It's Only As Good Or Bad As You Think It And Feel That It Is. Find The Relief Valve And Open It Up.

Spread Some Joy Today–Now that you know an effective way to change, test it and see for yourself, then share it with others. The joy of empowerment is awesome!

Choosing Love Or Not Love

There is only love; however, we can choose to be in love or we may choose to experience “not love,” or lack of love, or feel unloved. All that is not love, is some version of fear. Fear is not real; however, as we choose not love, we make it seem real. Fear is not the opposite of love as love has no opposite. Fear is simply choosing not love, to be away or detached from love. This choice and action is what fear is, and that is all it is.

The fact that we may have chosen not love, even for a long time is not important. What is important is our awareness of what we are choosing, and we will know this when we own our feelings or recognize how our emotions are explaining to us and everyone else what we are choosing and therefore what we are thinking.

We always have the power of choice and so we may at any time choose love or not love. We are the only chooser. We are all the power all the time.

Relationships

Everything about living or being alive is about relationships. Even if we were to imagine ourselves as alone and the only person alive on the planet, it would still be true that it is all about relationships. If I am alone, I still have the single most important relationship we ever have which I can choose to ignore but cannot forsake. That is my relationship with my inner being, or my higher self, or the God within, my soul, or any of the hundreds of ways to view that connection and my relationship to it and in it.

This scenario helps to solidify the idea that as I am in alignment within my primary relationship, I may be beneficial and be benefited by relationships with other people.

As I am choosing (it is always a choice) to align within myself to my higher self, I feel the resonating vibration that indicates that alignment, and my emotional state of feeling good also helps indicate I am aligned within. As I choose to be out of alignment for whatever reason I am choosing, I feel the discord of that choice and it is reflected in my emotional state of feeling bad, off, or any of a long list of negative feelings such as frustration, anger, resentment, melancholy, depression, powerlessness, and more.

As we are feeling, or a more accurate way to say that is vibrating, we are attracting more of the same from within ourselves first and then from others outside of ourselves. The Law of Attraction is unerring in its help in drawing like vibrations to us. This applies equally and without prejudice to lower vibrations of disharmony and higher vibrations of complete alignment.

The old saying that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer is a perfect example of how the Law of Attraction aids in the expansion of the choice of mindset. Indeed, rich and poor are simply mindsets, or ideas and are reflected in feelings. Rich is not a condition, it is a state of mind, just as poor is not a condition but a state of mind. We may not have money, but that condition is not being poor. We may have a lot of money but that doesn’t cause us to be rich. Money is an object and being rich is an idea, or a thought, train of thought, mindset. Rich is then a choice or attitude as is being poor.

Whatever the status of alignment in our primary relationship, we will experience those attributes in all our other relationships. This is why people who have had unsatisfactory relationships and then leave that relationship in search of something more satisfying will attract very similar attributes of the relationship they thought they left behind. They haven’t yet come into alignment within so the without cannot change either. The very old wisdom, as within, so without is always true and will always be the wisest advice. Want the outside to change? We must change the inside first. It doesn’t matter if it is a husband and wife or the world order. The solution is always the same: As within, so without.

True Freedom

“True freedom is the absence of resistance; true freedom is the presence of alignment–true freedom is the way you feel when you are no longer disallowing your complete alignment, or blending, with the Broader Non-Physical part of you. Therefore, it is not possible to be in the act of pushing against something unwanted and be blended with who-you-really-are and what you want at the same time.

You cannot be in the state of pushing against what you do not want and be in harmony with what you do want at the same time. And so, you will never get to a better-feeling state by trying to control others, no matter how well-meaning you believe your motives to be.”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks
The Vortex

The Power Of Awareness

Once we are aware and accept our own personal power, and as we feel negative emotion, we may desire to feel better and begin the process of changing toward experiencing more joy and well-being. 

We are always in choice even if in the past we may not have realized this and felt as though others were choosing for us. Those were still choices; albeit, unconscious choices. How powerful it is to gain the awareness required to choose consciously.

Expressing Love

“I am love through all that I see before me.”

— Paul Selig

My journey in love continues to expand and grow as I continue to choose love, express love, be love. It is not a destination. It is a journey, and a truly magical and joyful journey as well.

Recently, I have taken this to a new level and practice. Every single person I see regardless of where I see them, I say to them in my mental voice, I love you! People out for a walk, in the grocery store, standing in line, at the stoplight, you name it. Wherever people are, I am telling them that I love them.

This is not a silly game. I am sincere when I say it. I’ve never met most of those I see and most likely will never meet them, and each and every one of them is, as I am, an aspect of the Divine, an aspect of God. We are individualized aspects of the same source. As I honor their presence and their divinity, I honor my own.

As you are willing to try this, you will find that you are completely amazed, delighted, joyful. You will feel loved. You will be sharing your own well of love with all that you see. Try it and you will see that I am telling it like it is.

Enjoy all those that are in your sight today! It keeps us from criticizing each other, judging, complaining, and much more. The blessings come back tenfold. Prepare for magic!

Rising Beyond Self-Imposed Limitations

“We cannot rise higher
than our thought of ourselves.”

— Orison Swett Marden

[Classic post from 5-4-12]

What an interesting man was Orison Swett Marden, founder of Success Magazine in 1897, author of over 18 books, and a positive thinker at the turn of the last century when they called that the New Thought Movement. He helped thousands back then and continues with his timeless words today. If you have a Kindle, you can get most of his books for free on Amazon.

The brilliance of the thought expressed above is priceless. We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves. So true. He elaborates: “The size of your accomplishments, the quality of your achievement, will depend very largely on how big a man you see in yourself, what sort of image you get of your possible self, yourself at your best.”

When I think on this idea, I can see so clearly into the past of how my own image of myself has always been the culprit to keep me at a lower level than I claimed to have wanted. I just couldn’t seem to picture myself there.

I can also see that much if not most of that came from people teaching me and accepting their doctrine. I don’t blame them. They did what they thought was best, but this is the whole idea of study on my own to find a better way. I have always had that drive inside me to know and to feel better about myself and accept the person I could be. There is not much that is as powerful to help a person as a strong sense of self through confidence.

This is why I practice getting better. This is why I teach what I learn, so I can go from learning to knowing, all the while sharing valuable knowledge and ideas.

Another thing on this subject that I’ve recently learned that has helped me a good deal is this: celebrate other people’s successes. Celebrate them getting what they want, winning the prize, moving up the so-called ladder. It is one of the ways to open the venue of abundance, which helps everyone the same. By celebrating others, we can also believe even more in ourselves.

“You Are The One Who Can Stretch Your Own Horizon…” — Edgar F. Magnin

Spread Some Joy Today–As you look around today or travel today and see others doing well, driving fine cars, living in vast homes, celebrate their success. Sing their praises along with them.

Dissolving In The Infinite

I have opened all the windows in my house.
Eagles fly in and out, as do any words that
are spoken about me.

Anything my ears might detect, firsthand or
second…I might give that news a moment’s
attention

and then just let it be the tiny evaporating
whiff of smoke it is, dissolving in the Infinite.

— Hafiz

It Happens All The Time In Heaven

It happens all the time in heaven, and someday
it will begin to happen again on earth–

that men and women who are married, and
men and men who are lovers,

and women and women who give each other
light,

often will get down on their knees, and while
so tenderly holding their lover’s hand, with

tear-filled eyes, will sincerely say, “My dear,
how can I be more loving to you; my darling,

how can I be more kind?”

— Hafiz

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