Last week, I expressed the importance of creating space in our minds to benefit awareness of our thoughts. Sometimes it seems that our thoughts choose us, but this just isn't so. Every moment of our lives we are choosing our thoughts whether we know it or not, and our thoughts always have an effect whether we know it or not.
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Thoughts becoming experience is leading edge stuff! I mean isn't this what science fiction novels are made of? Not anymore! I realize that my intellectual prowess is not quite up there with the quantum physicists, but I am still going to proudly proclaim that the idea of "thoughts creating reality" is becoming a supported and viable theory among the scientific community. I can't articulate the details and process of how this works scientifically - I'll leave this to the quantum physicists - but the information is out there and gaining everyday - if you want to research it.
Louise Hay is one of my favorite authors that writes on creating our realities. In fact, she is probably the one who coined the term "mental housekeeping." In her book, You Can Heal Your Life, she talks about mental housekeeping and how it is similar to physically cleaning our houses. Just as I spoke recently about going through our living spaces and looking at each item to determine its present worth, Louise suggests similarly,
"if you want to clean a room thoroughly, you will pick up and examine everything in it. Some things you will look at with love, and you will dust them or polish them to give them new beauty. Some things you will see that need refinishing or repair, and you will make a note to do that. Some things will never serve you again, and it becomes time to let those things go. Old magazines and newspapers and dirty paper plates can be dropped into the wastebasket very calmly. There is no need to get angry in order to clean a room."
So it is when we clean our minds. There's no need to become upset when some of our old beliefs that aren't serving us anymore need to be tossed out. Louise says, "Let them go as easily as you would scrape bits of food into the trash after a meal. Would you really dig into yesterday's garbage to make tonight's meal? Do you dig into your mental garbage to create tomorrow's experiences?"
How freeing is this??? If a thought or belief doesn't serve us... Let the darn thing go!!!! What law says that because we once believed something, we need to keep that belief forever? That's what evolution is all about... adapting to our environments in order to become our highest selves. We change, we grow. There's a season for everything including our thoughts. It's o.k. to transform them. Change is key in our growth,in fact, if we take a look at the natural world, we see constant change, evolution, and transformation. Nothing in nature stays the same, and that's the beauty of it, isn't it? Mahatma Gandhi says, "I am committed to truth, not consistency." Love that! Perfect. Enough said.
So how do you do this? How do you scrape these unwanted thoughts off your mental plate? These thoughts that are mucking up your life and holding you back from being amazing and happy and healthy? I recommend being aware... just be aware of your thoughts and your feelings and how your thoughts make you feel. And when your thoughts don't make you feel good,think a thought that DOES make you feel good. And when you're not doing something that makes you feel good, do something that DOES make you feel good, or at least think a thought that makes you feel a little better.
It doesn't have to be a grand thought... just one thought better than the one you just had that made you feel bad. Baby steps... small steps every day to become conscious of your thoughts and feelings. Watch the communication between your thoughts and your feelings and how they interact. There's a direct correlation between them. When a thought doesn't serve you, you know it in your gut. Invest more time in being aware of that interaction and then "think up."
Perhaps you feel trapped right now by fearful thoughts about a situation or two in your life. I do. I'm feeling pretty much smack dab in the middle of a lot of change right now... trapped, maybe, but not for long because after I feel sorry for myself for a few minutes, a few days, or longer, I remember that my point of power is always in the present moment... not the past and not the future. My power is right now... I'm creating my future right this minute. Present moment. I'm planting seeds left and right all over my future... and the blossoms they grow are a mirror image of what I'm thinking right now.
I've learned that the minute I start thinking fear-based thoughts about a situation, I need to step it up a notch and think up... find some shred of good and joy in it, and usually there is plenty to be found when I am aware. And if I can't seem to find a happier thought, I think of something else entirely that DOES make me happy until I find myself in a better feeling place.
I am really the only one holding me back. But I have the power, in this moment, with God's awesomeness, to be free in my thoughts. And when I really believe this... that's when freedom follows. Because if I am free in my thoughts, and thoughts create reality...
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Think up this week. Thanks for visiting! Stacey