Ahhhh I was reminded how much I struggled with this lesson the first time. The second time around was met with the same difficulty. Is it my subby in resistance?
I mentioned this in the last lesson, but it’s a clear message that I got the first time around, continued to get and am getting the second time around… our outward life is an expression of our inward.
“Thought is a cause – Conditions are effects.”
I am recognizing this now much faster than ever. I don’t believe I ever noticed the consequences of my thoughts as much as I do now. Perhaps its the fact that I have this knowledge…that I am aware of my thoughts more so than ever and can see when I find myself relying on my old blueprint – the same negative consequences emerge… Now that IS a powerhouse realization!
This section touched me most once again.
“…if your thought is powerful, constructive, and positive, this will be plainly evident in the state of your health, your business, and your environment; if your thought is weak, critical, destructive and negative generally, it will manifest in your body as fear, worry, and nervousness, in your finances as lack and limitation and in discordant conditions in your environment.”
It reminds me what I share over and over with my Health and Fitness Coaching…Garbage in…Garbage out. If we take garbage in our bodies, we suffer the consequences of feeling and well looking like “garbage”. Why is it that we fuel our bodies with so much garbage? But, now, as I look at this very same knowledge that I already have and apply it to our minds – holy smokes! I’ve been fueling my mind with way too much trash. There are so many sources that can allow it to sneak in. I don’t watch TV, but what about the social media news feed, etc. We can’t feed our minds with negativity and expect to see positive results in our lives…period. This is why the exercise this week is so critical. We need to learn to control WHAT we let our minds think about and what we let into it – just as we keep our food clean – we need to be intentional with our thoughts and what we allow to creep in.
What I am realizing is that we need to STOP and have complete quiet and down time to HEAR… If you’re a spiritual person, we need this quiet time to hear God’s voice and what He’s sharing with us. I noticed that I always have something going on…talking on the phone, people talking to me or me to them or if none of that then music going or personal development audio.
Silence truly IS golden. Stop, think and then listen! This gives FOCUS a whole new meaning and realm. It’s in this silence that we can build our powerhouse thoughts and design of our lives.