All things are possible - just because you don't see a way that doesn't mean one does not exist.
Abraham's analogy is a good one to remember when you can't see how things will work out for you:
Imagine that you look out of a window of a tall building on a clear day and you can see see all the streets for miles around. The next day you look out of the same window, but there is a heavy fog and you can't see a thing. It feels as if the city no longer exists. It feels as if nothing is out there. But you know that that is not possible, you know that all the streets are still there.
God is always guiding us towards the things we want, but sometimes the path that leads to those things is bumpy, nevertheless, it is always the path of least resistance.
You see, our path through life’s journey is paved with the beliefs that we have acquired along the way, and it is these beliefs that make our journey bumpy. We create all the obstacles that lie on our path, by thinking thoughts that are contrary to what we want. By thinking thoughts that are contrary to what we believe God is capable of.
I think it was Albert Einstien who said “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results”. The most important thing to understand about this is that before we take action and do something, we think about it. So in order to change what you do you have to start with your thinking process because thoughts translate into action. If you change the way you think about a problem you open yourself up to receiving a different set of answers and when you act on these your results change.
Isn’t that what we all want? We all want good things to happen in our lives. But we forget to watch how we think about the things we want and what we say about them. Most of us have forgotten the difference between a glass half full and a glass half empty. It is all a matter of perspective.
Think about it. Which thought is in line with a glass half full? “I don’t like it when people are loud” or “I like it when people are quiet”. Listen to yourself talk and listen to others talk. You will notice that for the most part people spend more time talking about what they don’t want (or the glass half empty) rather than what they do want (the glass half full). Understanding what is positive and what is negative is the key to allowing all good things into our lives.
Did you know that at this stage of human development, we are capable of thinking a complete thought in 6-10 seconds. So our thoughts are buzzing through our minds at such a fast pace that most times it feels as if we are thinking multiple thoughts at the same time. The fact is that the human mind is capable of focusing on just one thing at a time. Anyway, the point I want to make here is that it is not the easiest thing for us to start observing our thoughts and analyzing them. If we did, we would be able to tell when we are being negative and when we are being positive in the way we think. You see, wanting positive results is not the same as thinking positive thoughts. But in order to achieve results we need to think on purpose – we need to be positive.
Do you know that there is a simple test that proves whether or not you are thinking on purpose?
No matter where you in your life you can always turn your attention to something that feels just a little bit better. When we feel a little better, we tend to see things differently. When we see things differently we exude a different energy. When we exude energy at a different level on the emotional scale we attract different results and slowly everything starts changing. That’s why the better it gets the better it gets.
Let me share a little analogy that I use in order to remember why it is important to shift my attention and how to do it. It’s based on a little story I will tell you from my childhood.
Believing that the future can be better than the past is the corner stone of positive change in our lives. You see, our beliefs form the framework within which we live our lives. Only those things can happen that you think are possible.
When we think someone has bad habit that will never change – it won’t. When we think we will never change, we won’t. When we think money is hard earned – it is so, at least for us. When we think no one understands – they don’t. When we think there are no options – there aren’t any just for us.
I had learnt that I should be strong and that meant no tears. I had also learnt that it was important for other people to like me, therefore no display of anger or any other negative emotion. I got so used to pushing away negative emotion, that I hardly ever paid attention to it.
Thankfully, I never really accepted a place low on the emotional scale – whenever something pulled me down my soothing self-talk would always pull me back up. But I know of people who don’t turn towards soothing self-talk for long enough for soothing to actually take place.
Don’t we all want life to be easy? Of course we do. But if our beliefs include phrases like “no pain, no gain” and “the fruits of labour are sweeter” and “life wasn’t meant to be easy” and we appreciate stories of people who broke through all the odds we are activating the opposite of what we want.
In order to create ease and flow in our lives we have to start appreciating others who have done so. I grew up with parents who always thought life was hard, and theirs was. I learnt from my observation of them that I did not want to break down the walls that appeared on my path – I always wanted to find a way around them. I was the laziest one of the family, and the most stubborn as I refused to accept and give in to what people around me were thinking. Whenever, a problem occurred I always asked the question “how can I get around this? What is the easy way out?” and an answer always came. It wasn’t until later that I understood this in light of the Law of Attraction and the teachings of Abraham.
I love these words from Abraham: “I am a powerful creator, I am Unlimited, I can have, be or do anything I want”. The name of my book is born out of these words.
When I first heard Abraham say the words, even though I wanted to believe that they were true, I had many opposing thoughts bubbling to the surface. I remembered being told as a child, “you can’t have everything you want”, “you just can’t do anything you want to do without thinking about the consequences – what will people say?”. Does that sound familiar? I lived with those beliefs for a very long time. Then I learn how to deal with them so that they no longer had any power over me by using the techniques I shared on Day 9.