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[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.