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I’ve been accused of being a Pollyanna. Not the worst thing to be guilty of. And whilst it’s true I am mostly inclined to see the joy in life, to expect good things, it wasn’t always like that. My trend was definitely towards feeling happy; after all, when you look for the bad in things, you’ll surely find it…and who wants that? However, there were times, when, in order to cope with life events I did tend to focus on the bad, on the worst that could happen, imagining it in all it’s gory details…worst case scenario ever…in the mistaken belief that it would help me to handle anything.
Trust me…it didn’t work. Today I know why. There I was, using all the power of imagination, not to create the best life ever, but the worst. All the while thinking I was doing myself a favour. I became very expert at having mental disagreements.
If you’re anything like me and have imaginary disputes in your head…I’ve got two words for you. STOP IT.
The good and bad news about the pesky laws of life is that they actually work, for or against us…its pretty devil may care. Not exactly a respecter of persons. Oh you’re the King and imagining the loss of your kingdom…okay…you got it. And you, you’re the person who’s broke and sick and itinerant but you’re imagining a happy, healthy wealthy life…okay you got it. Oh yes, Elle, you’re busy imagining the worst case scenario for that particular event…okay you got it.
As I say, no blooming respecter of persons. It’s a bit like placing an order in a restaurant for fried old boots and expecting lobster thermidor…I don’t think so. It was definitely time for me to wise up.
I had to wake up to the fact that this inner world of imagination is the place our soul-life operates, where we relate to the infinite. Either we’re thinking from the place of effects or the place of cause. And oh my goodness, how many times did I think from the outer world of effects…truth be told there are times when I still do…just not so much. I do believe I’ve mentioned before…I’m less than perfect.
I set myself to observe and watch how my imagination works. And here’s something interesting, I observed it always moves according to habit; that it’s a creature of habit, and so if I get into the habit of thinking unlovely thoughts, it becomes very natural, and I then listen only to that which is critical. So focusing on the worst that could happen it’s no wonder my imaginary conversations were mostly argumentative.
If everything exists first in the inner world of imagination, the unseen world, before it materializes or is seen in the physical, that basically means if we think from the current conditions, we ensure they remain with us, BF’s for life. Well, as long as we’re thinking from them. If we are creatures of circumstances it’s simply because we haven’t yet governed our thinking. Or, we’re choosing to think things that aren’t entirely helpful…as I used to!
We intensify the richness and grandeur of life as we become more aware of the power of our consciousness. We’re creating our destiny moment by moment and there are infinite wonders of creation to experience. Imagine the noblest and best for yourself…and don’t stop.
Believe me when I tell you…it’s a much nicer place than all those arguments that went on in my head.
Encourage one another.