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Remember Louisa, who works in the entertainment industry? She was telling me recently that she had been imagining experiencing a really big, new life change. She was excited and thrilled with the happy outcome she had in mind and for weeks she’d given it plenty of attention. She was feeling pretty good about it all.
It all went to hell in a handbasket
And then, and then…gulp…she realized that a week had gone by and she hadn’t given it a thought. Louisa told me that she’d asked herself if the desire was no longer important. The answer was she still wanted it. What happened? Why was I back to the old thoughts she wanted to know.
It’s training. Creating new tracks in our mind for our thoughts to move along isn’t always an overnight task. Nah, it’s rarely an overnight task, unless it’s something that isn’t part of a deeply held belief system. Our core beliefs run deep on the tracks that we’ve formed over the years.
Given that we’re either attracting what we want through our deliberate use of consciousness or we’re experiencing a mixture of wanted and unwanted stuff also through our consciousness, means that we must train ourselves to move beyond what our current experiences tell us.
It’s great to know that we are not limited to our outer reality, and yet…we can still find ourselves with limited thinking based on our current or an old reality. So here we are, aware that in consciousness we can create whatever we want and still getting caught up in the old habits of imagination. What’s to be done?
Prioritize that’s what – make deliberately using your conscious a priority, make it the most important thing you can do in a day. After all it is, isn’t it? We’re talking about everything that goes into making your entire life…who wants to leave that to chance?
There’s always the inherent struggle of the inner spiritual man of imagination, the builder of your life, with the outer man of reason and senses. This duality is part of our human experience. And boy those senses are pretty seductive aren’t they? Look at this they say, listen to that, taste this wonderful doughnut…sorry I know that’s just me. I’m working on it, honest.
And that’s what happened to Louisa…she got distracted by the busyness of her life, her job, her kids, her husband, her classes. Everything was important, except the one thing that supported her desire. We all do it.
Keep your mind on the job
I’m not suggesting that all the things that were important to Louisa should be put on one side…they are important, as they would be to you or me.
What I’m suggesting is that we must deliberately exercise our inner spiritual being and determine the direction it takes. Daily.
We can all invest five minutes a day thinking from the imagined end of our fulfilled desire. How wonderful it feels, what our friends are saying to us, how we see ourselves in this new state. Anything and everything that the outer man or woman, not to be sexist, of senses would do.
And then we do it again tomorrow and the next day and the day after. The difference between doing it once or twice and doing it every single day, consistently, is the difference between being thrilled and amazed at the circumstances, situations and opportunities that arise and staying just where you are. I think its a no brainer.
Encourage one another.