Friday, December 28, 2012

Ask and ye shall receive

Ask and ye shall receive.

Stop saying what you don't want and start saying what you do want.

What if it was that simple to achieve the things you desire? What if I told you it was?

Stop for a moment about the things you say, think, feel, and do. Are all of these things in harmony with one another? Are there times when you want something, but your actions don't show it? Have you ever felt something, but didn't say it? Is it possible that in order to truly get what you want, your desires, that every part of you must be pursuing it equally?

If you have doubt, hesitation, or any other emotion chances are you won't be successful. An easy way to remind yourself of the importance of intention is as simple as remembering to always state your desires with an affirmative “I am” statement fully believing you are worthy. Live as if you have already achieved what you set out to accomplish.

I am success. 
I am love.
I am greatness.
I am beauty. 
I am healthy.

Followed by “And I intend to receive the abundance that is here, now.”

It is imperative that the thoughts you have are in line with your desires. Your thoughts determine the outcome, regardless of your actions. Your actions are just the outward expression of your thoughts.

So how do you obtain the things you want and need? You must be aware of your inner self at all times.

Look at it from this perspective. You get in return what you project to the world. Are you often angry, sad, lonely, jealous, greedy? Then chances are that is what you will get in return.

On the other hand, are you happy, loving, caring, generous? Then that is what you will get in return.

Next time you are upset rather than let your emotions guide your feelings, let your feelings guide your emotions.

You can't control circumstances, but you can control how you react to them. Rather than be upset because someone does something to irritate you, instead use this as an opportunity to grow personally, spiritually, and emotionally.

Maybe you want to scream at someone for making you feel upset, betrayed, lied to. Did that really make the problem better? Did you feel good by lashing out? Did it make the other person feel good? Most likely not. In fact, it probably made things worse. Either for a short time, or maybe longer.

Rather than belittle someone, next time choose to let it go.

At the grocery store when someone is fumbling around and taking too long don’t get irritated. Instead take a moment to thank them for teaching you patience. When someone says something you disagree with, thank them for teaching you understanding.

You will find that the way you project yourself to others, is how they will project themselves towards you.

Do you take others for granted? Then they will take you for granted. Do you lie, cheat, or steal? Then they will lie, cheat, and steal.

You have the ability to choose your destiny. You alone have the ability to choose your emotions.

As was stated before, stop saying what you don't want, and start saying what you do want. Intention responds to your desires, your desires are what you project to the world. If you recieve pain and suffering that is what you are asking for. If you recieve love and understanding that is what you are asking for.

So next time someone annoys you don't respond in kind. In the end you will get the same treatment in return. Instead be positive.

Life is simply what you make of it. Do you want to be happy or sad? Angry or joyful? You get to decide.

Making others feel good about themself will in turn make you feel good about yourself.

How we treat others is a direct reflection of how we feel about ourselves. Remember that next time you feel the urge to put someone down.

You are only on this earth for a short amount of time. How do you want to feel? How do you want others around you to feel?

I believe the following example expresses exactly what we all hope to realize.

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.  We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes. 

Charles R. Swindoll

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Imagine the following scenario. There is a field of energy all around you. Within that field there is a force that you can't see, but deep within your inner self you can feel it. If conditions are right you can even tap into it. This unseen force holds the key to your intention, your purpose in this life. Some people may never realize this exists, others may only have glimpses of it, but there are others still that have the ability to harness this power anytime they choose.

The amazing thing is that it is always there, always waiting for us to access it. The best part is that it's easy to do, if you know how. The thoughts you have can draw you closer or push you further away. You decide by how you choose to view life and the circumstances around you.

We all have a purpose. Everything ever created was done so with intention. You are no different. Whether you believe it or realize it, you were intentionally created. It is your responsibility to determine that reason and pursue it with passion.

Once you acknowledge this intention it can provide you with everything you desire. It is there for the taking. The question is how do you utilize this energy and how do you access it? You know what it is that you want out of life, but how do you make it happen? Whether it is love, fame, fortune, health, etc. But how do you ensure this becomes reality and not just dreams?

You believe in yourself and express your desires to your friends, family, co-workers, God, but somehow you still find yourself lacking fulfillment. You may achieve one, two, or even all of those things, but still you don't feel satisfied. Once you achieve something you want more. So why is it sometimes you are successful when other times you are not?

It is important to remember the following: "Your thoughts must be in harmony with your intention."

You have this voice in your head, your ego. It is always having a constant battle. You tell yourself you want something, then something goes wrong. Immediately that voice in your head says it happens for a reason, it wasn't meant to be, you're not worthy. Whatever the case may be, you have convinced yourself that you don't deserve the thing you desire. Next time you see something you want you are reminded that last time you got your hopes up you failed. Again your dreams fall through. This recurring cycle is never ending. Some people give up completely, others make excuses but keep trying, and then there are those that always seem to get all the breaks. Nothing ever goes wrong for them.

You are just as smart, just as deserving, just as hardworking, so why do they succeed while you fail? Do they know something that you don't? In a word, yes. They simply know something that you don't. Next time things go well for you remember what you did. Next time things don't go well for you remember what you did. Notice if there is a difference.

At some point during the process there was a voice in your head talking to you. It was telling you how great you are. Then there were those times when it was holding you back. Yesterday you were the most qualified, but now you are worthless. What changed?

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you succeed at seemingly impossible tasks while other times failing at the easiest endeavors? What made you succeed? What made you fail? Furthermore, what was going on in your head? That little voice, your ego. What was it saying to you? Was it giving you advice or giving you doubts?

If you really think about it the answer is simple. The times you succeeded and the times you failed had one difference. One major difference to be exact. Harmony. Harmony in your thoughts, your words, and your intention.

Your inner voice told you it was possible and you believed. There was never any second guessing, questioning, doubts. It wasn't that you tried hard or were more deserving. It was you. It was always you. You just had to believe in yourself.

There is no secret ingredient. All it took was for you to set a goal, believe it possible, and allow your thoughts to be in harmony with your intention.

So why do you succeed? Your thoughts were in perfect alignment with your desires. There is no outside force keeping you from achieving your goals. Intention only knows infinite possibilities, abundance. There is no limit to what you can achieve. There is only a limit to what you believe.

The day that you are able to mold these two together, your thoughts and your intentions, will be the day that you no longer wonder what might have been. You will have everything your heart desires.