What we think we become
I’ve always been a pretty positive person. But only now as I grow older I am finally beginning to understand just how powerful positivity can be. The defining moment for me was one New Year’s Eve when I sat to review a list of goals I had made the year prior.
Scanning my eye down the page and reading what I had written, my heart skipped a beat.
I was in shock to learn that everything I had wanted, it appeared I had subconsciously created.
The new years eve prior, I sat down and thought long and hard about my hopes and dreams for the year ahead. I took pen to paper, and wrote out the life I intended to create for myself, and pinned it to a board above my desk. I didn’t read my list aloud every day, nor did I pay much attention to how I would make those things happen. In fact, I had all but nearly forgotten about my list, as it was soon covered by photos of friends or other, more urgent, to-do lists. But the power lay in the energy I poured into the intention, a whole 365 days earlier.
I believe that everything on the planet is made of energy, including our thoughts. Each thought we have creates an energy flow within and around our physical being, and this energy can’t help but attract its likeness.
Over the years I’ve amassed a strong arsenal of personal mantras which I use during moments where my thoughts can take me one of two ways – down the path toward fruitful abundance, or toward the enticing dark path of negativity produced by the Ego. Nine times out of ten, the result will come from where you choose to focus your energy. Like attracts like.
If you want to get started on manifestation, you need to put in the work. After all, it’s not easy to totally shift negative thought patterns that may have been in place for twenty-something years. This is because the toughest part of manifestation is clearing all that blocks you from actually believing in your greatness. Simply acknowledging how your low-level thoughts negatively affect your life is the first step toward changing your experiences. Begin your manifesting process by getting honest and recognizing where these blocks are being created.
Are there negative things you regularly tell yourself? If so, fantastic! Then you have a clear starting point from which to work. Next time you hear one of these pop up in your head, immediately take the thought, transform it into its positive opposite and say it out loud. Turn “nothing good happens to me” into “wonderful things happen to me all the time”. Slowly but surely, you will begin to believe it, and slowly but surely they will begin to happen.