A picture is worth a thousand words…so they say.  Although the literal translation from the original Chinese quote is “a picture’s meaning can express ten thousand words.”  But never fear,  I don’t need ten thousand words or even one thousand, just a few hundred or so and a picture or two to answer a question that pops up all the time…”why is this happening to me again?”

For the nosey parkers amongst you…yes I’ve asked myself that question too…even though I already know the answer.  What can I say, sometimes old habits do die hard.

If you’re finding yourself blocked by the same old same old, and you’re not too sure why, might I suggest you start to pay attention to your thoughts and feelings.

“All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts. ” ~ James Allen.

“Every feeling makes a subconscious impression and unless it is counteracted by a more powerful feeling of an opposite nature must be expressed. The dominant of two feelings is the one expressed.” ~ Neville.

Still as clear as mud?

Maybe Terry can help.

He complained about his job all the time.  He worked freelance, often for the same companies, who liked his work well enough to have him back and yet, he said, they often tried to pay him less than the going rate, would call him at the last minute to work for half a day or on Saturdays and Sundays and then quibble about paying him at all!  He wasn’t happy.  He felt they didn’t respect him or his work.

It wasn’t as though he could tell them to get lost, he needed to work, he had a family to support.  But it seemed wherever he went, the treatment was pretty much the same.  Why did this keep happening to him?

RespectIt turned out that Terry was self taught.  Not all his education, just his current job.  You and I would probably say…wow…that’s pretty good.  And good he must be since he always had repeat jobs.  But he felt that those in his industry who had educational credentials as evidence of their worth did much better than he did.  Can you imagine the inner conversations he had?

To all intents and purposes he was as good as the next man or woman in his field, yet Terry had no sense of his own worth.  He didn’t value his skills.  He wasn’t in awe of what he’d accomplished.  On the contrary, he himself didn’t respect his work, or his worth.

Isn’t it fantastic that our life experiences are amazing mirrors for who we think and feel we are…even though they might not always reflect what we want to see.  Terry experienced pretty much what he felt about himself.  He would never have said it out loud to anyone…he didn’t need to…“every feeling makes a subconscious impression and must be expressed.”  No one can hinder us from seeing who we think we are.  In fact they are all our helpers, albeit unwittingly…since they have no clue what’s going on in our head.

You’ll be happy to know Terry is beginning to use the same laws of consciousness that got him into his pickle, to get him out. Only this time they’re working for him and not ‘agin’  him.

It doesn’t matter much the subject, careers, finances, relationships, health, the only way for us to have a different experience is to change the concepts we hold.  To think and feel and see us experiencing all we desire.

There’s that old adage, know thyself.  I think in our world its less about knowing what you like or dislike, or what your strengths and weaknesses are.  In my view it’s to know what an amazing person you are, with incredible power to manifest your ideal world.  We make our world, for good or ill, through the thoughts and feelings we consistently have and we change it through the same means.

We aren’t going to drive our car around in first gear and nor should we do that with our consciousness.  Consciousness is all around, the powerful force of the universe and we may not be able to see it, or to touch it but we can purposely activate it and use it to live our greater more ideal life.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.




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 afraid, I`ll be late, it will go wrong again, I wonder if I`ll have a flat tire, I can`t do that, I`m not that lucky, I never will be rich, I hate this situation, people will take advantage of me, I can`t afford it” etc, etc….
    If many “little” negatives clutter up our conversation, they are bound to seep into our mind. Before we know it, they will grow into “big” negatives, and they start “running the show”. I found that the best way to eliminate them was deliberately to say a POSITIVE word about everything. Positive words with positive feelings behind…I have been keep going with this habit for several months and I have really good positive results did occur in my life since. Well…it requires persistence. But the question is, how much we wanna change our life…
    Dear Elle, my life is a living proof of your today`s message. Thank you for the great reminder!
    With love, E 🙂

    • Elle

      Emilia, isn’t this the truth. It truly is all those little thoughts, seemingly meaningless at the time, that accumulate into one big, unpleasant experience. I’m so happy you’re experiencing a lovely life…even if it requires persistence. I bet it’s worth it.

  2. Great post, yes it is the dominant stream of your daily thought that produces your life experience. It is the mental atmosphere that you exhibit day in and day out, not the occaisonal despair or worry. We all do that, no worries!

  3. Joseph Appaloosa

    On a daily basis we have available to us the most amazing diagnostic tool that always offers us the exact reflection/readout of the predominant thoughts/beliefs/assumptions that are programming and playing out in our lives. That readout is our daily experiences ! Are they happy experiences? Positive? Healthy? Loving? If not, as Elle so wonderfully address in her article, all we need do is faithfully embrace the concept of ourselves that represents all the goodness we desire. Thank you.
    Write on, Elle !

    • Elle

      I’m waiting for a guest post Joseph. Anytime you’re ready!

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