[success]What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action. ~ Meister Eckhart[/success]

A few years ago I took a four hour drive…not unusual you might say…this is America after all.  Bearing in mind that, as my Darling one likes to tell me, a four hour drive where I come from will take you almost halfway across the country!

What was unusual about this particular trip was that for the whole journey I contemplated a phrase I’d recently read.  My consciousness creates my reality.

Yep, that’s what I said…I thought about this one thing for a whole four hours.  On this occasion I was totally present.  It was the beginning of my love affair with contemplation…but can we keep that just between ourselves?

There is an old saying that the mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master and I discovered that through the exercise of contemplation I was able to connect with my innate power, through training my mind to follow the path I set before it.

[success]If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world. ~ Sri Chinmoy [/success]

And that’s the whole point.  Uniting our inner and outer world to reflect the life of our desiring.

Our subconscious is the maker and sustainer of our world, of our life experiences.  The same consciousness that created the universe and keeps it all in good working order, dwells within us.  However you cut it, that’s a pretty cool system.

And we want our subconscious to have powerful beliefs, so deeply ingrained that everything we do stems from them.  How, then could we fail…at anything.  How then, could we be less than the perfect and beautiful souls that we are?  How then could we experience anything but the greatest love and joy imaginable?  Short answer ~ we wouldn’t, couldn’t.

Our beliefs change our vibration, they change the messages we are sending into the universe and most important of all, they change us.

Is contemplation the only way to place a concept into the subconscious at such a deep level that we automatically think from it?  No…but it is one way…and I found it to be a great way.

Once we establish how powerful we are in our subconscious we are able to focus with greater clarity, without those old doubts and fears popping up to sabotage us along the way.  This allows us to live life with ease and grace.  Anyone saying no to that?  Somehow, I didn’t think so.

If the key to our success is to instill in our subconscious beliefs that help us to become greater, feel happier, recognize our power to live the best life we can, then just imagine contemplating four concepts for five minutes every day.

Four concepts that place us directly in the driver’s seat.

Four concepts that allow us to tap into the hidden wisdom of the ages…wisdom that just sits there, beyond our surface thoughts, awaiting our re-discovery.

1. I’ve already touched on the first one.  The very same consciousness that created everything in the cosmos, lives in us.

2. We exist in this universal web of conscious energy and are one with it.

3. It’s our consciousness that directs and manipulates this universal energy, and shapes our life.

4. Everything already exists for us, only as a mere possibility, until we deliberately direct our consciousness through our thoughts and feelings.

By using one of these ideas and making it the focus of five minutes of contemplation for one week before turning to the next, within one year, we will have contemplated each one for thirteen weeks.  By which time, look out, we’ll be our own centre of universal power.  We will have changed who we are.  We will be using our god given talent to direct and move conscious energy to create our life.  We will re-create ourselves.

Not a bad deal methinks.  Anyone game to try?

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.



Mr Wabu 


Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. I’m in 🙂

    What a wonderful affirmation for my beliefs and practices, thank you!

  2. Elle,

    A post that grabbed my heart! Thank you so much for the wonderful post and the wonderful words! I loved it! I loved the quote, “Everything already exists for us, only as a mere possibility, until we deliberately direct our consciousness through our thoughts and feelings.” Thanks Elle!

    • Elle

      And thank you Victor for all the inspiration and encouragement I receive from you. 🙂

  3. Wow, you sure packed a lot of quantum consciousness into a small space. Love the four concepts. Happy to have discovered a kindred spirit!

    • Elle

      Welcome Linda ~ love having a kindred spirit on board and joining the discussion ~ there’s so much we can learn from each other. 🙂

  4. A nice “awakening” post. I believe the answers are within us. 😀 waiting to be recognized – I grew up hearing that from my Mom. You just have such an endearing way of offering wisdom, Elle. I love you for it.

    • Elle

      Thank you Vidya for your always kind and encouraging words. 🙂

  5. Elle: Our subconscience is a powerful thing if we use it the right way.
    I have not tried to block negative thoughts, but instead examined and analyzed them for their why factor. Then I eliminated those negative thoughts which has lead to more positive thinking.
    I have a plan to sacrafice my free time for five years. In this time, I have been trying live inside my mind so to speak. That way I can center my life around positivity and stay at peace.

    Does it sound weird when I say that I try to live in my mind?

    • Elle

      William, I know just what you mean…I truly get that our ‘inner world’ is the place where everything stems from…it’s sort of being in this world and not of it. I would say your plan to use your free time is a great investment. What a brilliant idea. Thanks for being part of our conversation William, you are much appreciated. 🙂

  6. I love this saying, Elle, “…the mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master.” Thanks for that!

    I’m also keen on contemplation. Without contemplation, we take in information in a superficial way but do not really assimilate it. I appreciate your advice on how to allow wisdom to penetrate us fully.

    • Elle

      Thanks for stopping by Sandra…your words of wisdom always touch me deeply. 🙂

    • Elle

      You’re right Tess…being on a plane is a great opportunity to invest time in focusing on what’s important to us. Have a wonderful flight and a great trip. 🙂 Hope you share your experiences when you get back…I for one can’t wait to hear about them.

  7. Elle, this is a stunning piece. It’s so good I wish I had written it myself.

    But hang on – I DID write it!We are all the same consciousness – what is you is in me. So indirectly I did write it;-)

    I am in – where do I sign up for the whole year!?

    • Elle

      Wow Arvind…I am more than flattered…given that I think you are such a brilliant writer and I love your blog. Plus you made me 🙂 given that we most definitely are one. In fact I’m still 🙂

      You’re right we should claim we’re signing up for the year and have progress reports along the way…now that would be a pretty cool way for us all to share who we’re becoming.

  8. Joseph Appaloosa

    Powerful, beautiful, simple, elegant . . . I could go on and on and . . . your article and the following comments have brought tears of JOY to my eyes . . . Thank you !
    Write on, Elle !

    • Elle

      Aww Joseph, as always you touch my hear with your comments. Thank you my friend. 🙂

  9. whoa ! i just ended up on this blog a few mins back cuz i ended up directing myself here from melodys blog.
    i LOVE yours as well !

    • Elle

      Welcome to the conversation shbni. I love Melody’s blog too. 🙂

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