“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
I recently finished the book “Co-Creating at its Best” by Dr. Wayne Dyer and Ester Hicks. The book is based on conversation held before a live audience between Dr. Dyer and the Collective Consciousness or Source Enegy known as Abraham that flows through Ms. Hicks. If you have ever read the Conversation with God book series by Neale Donald Walsh, this unique and awe-inspiring format of question and answer will be quite familiar and so is the message, really; God, The Source, the Collective Consciousness, etc. whatever you like to call it, conspires to give us exactly what we want/expect with our reality being created based on our thoughts about ourselves and our experience.
In the book there is a lot talk of getting on, and staying on, the “high flying discs” and staying off the “low flying discs” The former gets us closer to inspiration,” the Source”, happiness, while the latter is linked to low level thinking, despair, discomfort, etc. It doesn’t take long, if you are paying attention, to know what disc you are on at any one moment as well as where someone else is probably at as well.
For the record, I am really all about getting on, and staying on, high flying discs and helping others do the same.
In the discussion they speak about how in the morning, when we first wake up, before we start to “think” we are a blank slate. All problems, worries, stressors etc. don’t yet exist. At that point we can really choose what we bring to the forefront of our mind. In that moment of “thoughtlessness” we have the opportunity to set the tone for the day and “co-create” our life by tuning into the higher power but it takes awareness.
When an unserving thought gets in the way..don’t feed it with another and another. Settle down, choose another thought, a higher one and then move forward. When we do this regularly, commit to changing our way of thinking, it will become our natural state. Then all of a sudden things like, making all the lights on a busy road, a parking space opening up, an unexpected check in the mail just when you need it most, running into a friend you haven’t seen in years but have been thinking about, etc. start happening more an more often, like…..…magic.
Speaking of the “magic” that comes from our thoughts…
I am currently writing this post while in India for a skating friend/ business colleague’s wedding. I won’t even begin to explain how the power of thought, positive ones of course, got me on this “out of left field” trip to India with less then a weeks notice, a very affordable plane ticket, and a convergence of help to cover classes, child care, etc with little effort and no struggle. But I digress…
So last night when sitting down to have dinner in my hotel room I decided I would finally turn on the TV while eating and then try and finish this post. Channel after channel of music videos, Bollywood movies, local programming, etc. all, of course, in Hindi. While I normally would have been fine watching whatever for a few minutes while I ate, I decided that there had to be something in English so I pressed on through a few more channels determined to “find” it.
Do you now what I found? The movie “What the Bleep Do We Know” ! I couldn’t believe it! Really, of all movies I could find it is this one.. on Indian TV, right when I needed it. Perfection.
“What the Bleep Do We Know” came out about 10 years ago and was a ground breaking movie in that it was part documentary, part story and it brought together physicists, mystics, doctors, spiritual leaders, etc. explaining in their own way the secrets of life. And in keeping with the theme of this post, a majority of the movie is dedicated to how instrumental our thoughts are in creating our reality.
By me “stumbling upon this movie”, the universe serendipitously sent me a very obvious example of the power of thought.
Talk about Co-Creation at it’s Best. Which brings us full circle to where this post started.
There is nothing that I could add at this time that hasn’t been said before about the power of thought. So I will wrap up with the following:
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.
“There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples don’t count on harvesting golden Delicious.”Unknown
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.”Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.“Much more surprising things can happen to anyone who, when a disagreeable or discouraged thought comes into his mind, just has the sense to remember in time and push it out by putting in an agreeable, determinedly courageous one. Two things cannot be in one place.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventhal“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.”
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”