Use Your Powers For The Good!
Do you remember Superman and how he had the power to laser focus his eyes to cut through steel or rock or anything in order to save the world? All he had to do was aim what he was focusing on and his eyes could open up or cut through anything and everything that was in his way.
You have this same power! You may not be able to see the laser beams shooting out of your eyeballs, but you have the power to intend, shape and create your life by focusing the aim of your thoughts and feelings.
A cool person I know, Amy, recently recommended a book to me called E2. It’s a book by Pam Grout that has nine experiments you can easily do yourself to prove that your thoughts create your reality.
Over the past few weeks, I have been taking our sales force through these clear demonstrations that our thoughts and feelings have HUGE power. Most recently we did one of the experiments that involves growing some green bean seeds in egg cartons. The idea is that with nothing more than your intentional thoughts, positive vibes, attention – that you can influence the physical world.
So we all planted our seeds together at the same time, then each of us set our intention for the seeds on the left side of the carton to grow faster than the ones on the right. After ten days, here is what was happening…
Crazy huh? So if we can create by aiming our thoughts and feelings, perhaps we should be a little more mindful of what we are focusing on!!! There are also experiments you can do at home with rice like in this Youtube video. Demonstrating that your thoughts and intentions have incredible power. So while there may very well be conditions and circumstances outside of you that impact your experience, if you get deliberate about YOUR part in those conditions and circumstances – you take your power back. THIS is your superhero power my friend!!!
Tracy McMillan is a cool author that I follow and she posts some really well written food for thought. I can’t say it any better than this recent post she made on this subject: Your mind is a force. One way to think of it is like one of those practice machines in tennis -- where neon yellow balls of energy (THOUGHTS) are being generated constantly and come bursting forth in a steady (or not so steady) stream. You have choices about how you respond to these balls: you can hit them back, let them go, or run after them wildly even when you should totally just let go over the fence.
Complicating matters is the fact that every "thought" tennis ball that pops out of the machine potentially creates more tennis balls, called FEELINGS. So where am I going with this? Well, basically the law of attraction is the idea that when you add together the thoughts + the feelings you start CREATING. And the thing about creating is this: it happens whether you are adding positive thoughts to positive feelings, or negative thoughts and negative feelings. The "law" doesn't care whether you're a good person or not -- (although good people do tend to have more positive thoughts and feelings) -- if you add a powerful thought to a powerful feeling, you will in all likelihood create it.
If you can accept this far-reaching idea -- that your life isn't happening to you, it's something you're creating through your thoughts + feelings -- not only do you start to feel some real mastery over your life, you also start to get real intentional with everything you say, do, and nurture within your mind and body. This is true power.
So here are my suggestions for you to consider as you learn to harness your superhero power:
To funnel it down, you gotta focus on what you WANT. Your thoughts and feelings are CREATING your life – so choose good ones, choose thoughts that match what you want in your life. You can’t get to abundance by focusing on lack. It’s about just keep bringing yourself back up out of the ditch and onto the road to where you want to go.
Let me be clear, you won’t be able to be there all the time. So know that going in. Some days your aim will be off and you’ll be off in the ditch. My counselor Joy has been so patient with me on this one. She just keeps repeating “Just reach for the best feeling thought that you can from where you are.” You likely can’t go from feeling depressed to full out joy in one giant leap emotionally, although miracles DO happen. A miracle is simply a shift in perception from fear to love.
Blaming, criticizing, complaining, judging, comparing, all can be fun sometimes and make us feel justified or "superior" . But unless you want MORE things to blame, criticize, complain about, judge, or feel less than about – I’d suggest you clean up your aim on your thoughts and feelings toward what you WANT.
Also check in on what your thoughts and feelings are that you are aiming at yourself. Are you fault finding? Criticizing? Thinking you’re not enough? All those thoughts and feelings are creating MORE conditions that will keep you right there in that victim role. Our thought patterns are just habits, things we’ve thought over and over again until it’s like a well-worn rut. This is actually great news because it means we have the power to change it if we WANT to.
For me, if with just a little use of my attention and setting an intention for some green bean seeds and it works – just imagine what I could do if I got deliberate with my creative powers on a bigger scale! You can do this too! We all can!
Here is a really simple way to do it… just love and appreciate. Aim your superhero power in the direction of love and appreciation. Send love and appreciation to yourself, to others, to the circumstances, to the food you eat, to everything!
I love you. Thank you.
P.S... Have you seen the amazing t.v. ads for Layne Bryant? Apparently, they caused a stir a few months ago. I just recently stumbled upon them and I am IN LOVE with them! Here's a link to my favorite - NOTE! These beautiful models are dressed provocatively so know that going in. Enjoy!
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