THOUGHTS are THINGS
My husband and I were ‘church-going’ Christians, tho my husband was broader in perspective in so many areas including spirituality. Aside from his charming ways, one of the things I admired most about him was his excellent mind and demeanor. I slipped away in time as I didn’t cotton to ‘exclusivity’. . . only one way, – became a stumbling block for me as I agonized over the countless numbers who never had a chance to know about the Lord Jesus, or even his name. Possibly that came from being such an independent ‘rebel’ and rejecting other’s attempt to interpret truth for me. Loved the Lord and my well-worn Bible. Marty continued on attending the church w/o me for almost two years.
We were oddly in harmony through our 25 year marriage. We essentially ‘approved of the other’ . . had respect and love. We embraced other philosophies and entered into our own unique acceptance of spirituality, able to realize the beauty of our creator in any/all forms. I still count this as a blessing and remain non-exclusive, uncluttered and free with expectancy of the new. unbidden and the beautiful.
One of the best sources of ongoing “spiritual lift” I’ve enjoyed for some years now is the free daily email I get from the source referred to as Abraham which comes from Abraham-Hicks Publishing Jerry and Esther Hicks were an ordinary couple, much like Marty and me; His mind reached further with insatiable, spiritual desire and a need to know, culminating with finding and communicating with Abraham, resulting in a few tapes some books ( the LAW OF ATTRACTION was the book I loved) and millions who are uplifted by the simplicity and intelligent loving of these messages. I am one. If Marty were still on this plane, I think he would also agree.
Marty tried to show me that thoughts are things – REAL. Actually this is sourced in the bible as well, ” . .as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”. . Kinda ‘chicken or the egg’ thing. The miserable circumstances cause us to have miserable thoughts. And the more miserable the painful thoughts are, the worse the circumstances become. So we get worse, more dour in thinking and our lives seem totally screwed up. We can keep on doing what we’re doing, but can we expect anything different? We can remain beaten down, helpless,. . . or try another way.
That’s sorta what today’s message is referring to. Telling a different story doesn’t mean lying to oneself. That won’t work either. The listener inside us isn’t stupid, but DOES take marching orders from us – our thoughts (which set our mood- emotions). We can raise all these levels; thoughts (story), expectations (what we’re after – really want — not the ugly you’re seeing). . .so muster up better thoughts (you’ll know them as they make you “feel” better) and try to be conscious of the gradual itty, bitty lightness trying to emerge. Encourage this with acknowledgement and gratitude. Careful, you might be smiling as well. One step at a time, s’how it works.
When you focus upon lack in an attitude of complaining, you establish a vibrational point of attraction that then gives you access only to more thoughts of complaint. Your deliberate effort to tell a new story will establish a new pattern of thought, providing you with a new point of attraction from your present, about your past, and into your future. The simple effort of looking for positive aspects will set a new vibrational tone that will begin the immediate attraction of thoughts, people, circumstances, and things that are pleasing to you.
Excerpted from: Money and the Law of Attraction on August 31, 2008