Your Next Step in Abundance, Part 3 of 3
by Donna Carlson
Hello, again. For the last two months youve been using some great tools for shifting the energy in your space to create more abundance: a treasure map, grounding yourself, creating and grounding mock-ups, reclaiming your life force, meditation, and a gratefulness journal. (If you didnt get the May and June issues of this series, call the Indigo Sun for copies.) Youve been letting go of old, limiting patterns and learning where in your life youd like more abundance as well as becoming better able to picture that abundance.
When people tell me, I dont have time to meditate, or make a treasure map, or . . ., my question to them is: Do you really want to change your life? It is going to take some discipline on your part. (That is not to be confused with effort. All of the tools weve been working with are truly simple, without effort.) Lets address the time issue. Right now list several periods of time in your week where you could put your thoughts to better use.
Here are some examples: 20 minutes to work, 20 minutes from work, waiting in a checkout line, waiting in the doctors or dentists office, waiting for your child at school or baseball practice, during exercise, while washing the dishes, turning off TV. These are just some of the many blocks of time that you could put your thoughts to work for you. Youll be surprised, once you start disciplining your thoughts, how much time in the past youve had ineffective thoughts or even destructive thoughts. It is your thoughts and your words that create your world. Youre going to get more of what youre putting your attention on.
The next thing I hear is Well, Im really worried about such and such; my thoughts just go to that problem. Thats pretty normal, but no one is making you worry about that problem. If your thoughts arent constructive toward solving that problem, why continue that pattern? You are the one who controls your thoughts, so find some easy ways to change your thought patterns. If theres a person or relationship youre concerned about and you find yourself worrying about him/her, change the thoughts to I bless you with love and light and laughter. Repeat it over and over again. Say it out loud if thats feasible. Say it ten times. Say it 200 times. Find some phrase of your own that you can repeat whenever you have free thinking time.
I now have many affirmations that I use throughout the week. When Im exercising, I repeat phrases like, I am happier and healthier every day; I am grateful I am happier; I am grateful I am healthier. If Im on my way to the bank, I might say, I am grateful for this deposit; I am happy and excited to have this check to deposit. I love to have more and more deposits to my checking account. If Im making a withdrawal, I could say, I am grateful to have this money to use in any way I choose; I am happy to be able to pay my good housekeeper a good wage.
Our minds are going lickety-split most of the time, we may as well get some good use out of those thoughts. It changes the energy of our world. My mothers teenage grandson came to live with her. He had had difficulties with school most of his life, and now he was in a different school with different peers and different teachers. I would call my mother and ask her how he was doing and how she was doing. She would reply, I expect a disaster every day. I would cringe, just hearing the words.
As tactfully as possible, Id suggest that she change what she thought and what she said. If she expected a disaster every day, what was she going to get? I encouraged her to start saying, I expect a miracle every day. Within a few months she started changing what she said. Before a year had passed, she and the boys new stepfather found a technical school he could attend for his junior and senior years of high school. This was something that truly interested him and in which he excelled. He went from very low grades to the honor roll, and eventually to a well-paying job and good self-esteem. It was, simply, a miracle.
Do you think you need some help? Start asking for it. I remember when I had to start each day with Hello, World. Hello, Universe. Hello, God, Jesus, Mother Mary, Quan Yin, and Spirit Guides. I request assistance from any who would like to assist me with __________ today. I am open to suggestions and guidance to create this. It could be anything from paying some bills to getting my next meal. All I knew was that I didnt know how it was going to happen, so I needed some assistance. And things worked out for me, one day at a time.
Now I usually start my day with Hello, World. Today is a wonderful day; I choose to make it so. Then I can speak my thankfulness and my joy for all the big and little things the world brings me. Its also important to pay attention to what you hear from the radio, TV, work, friends and family you can be programmed to believe (or buy) almost anything if you hear it often enough. You can easily change the radio or TV station. As you affirm that your friends are loving and kind and positive, changes will happen there also. What could you listen to that would assist your life changes? This is from my currently favorite CD, Come Celebrate, by Suz and Grateful Heart Dont worry about tomorrow, forget about your past . . . cause you only have this moment; today wont come again. Dont waste another second, worrying about what might have been. Make your life a blessing; each day find something new to be grateful, and give thanks for, the power inside of you. (This delightful and inspirational CD can be purchased through Creative Life Spiritual Center, phone 281-350-5157.)
Thanks to all of you who read this column. I am grateful for the good in your life.
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