Saturday, 18 February 2012

As You Think.....

Dr Joseph Murphy states in his highly acclaimed book “The power of your subconscious mind" that " the world within creates the world without". So whatever is impressed upon the subconscious mind and dropped into its realm by conscious reasoning or repetitive self talk, whether it be truth or not, and thoughts in alignment with our beliefs, are stored and utilised in our everyday experience of life.

Events, conditions and acts are produced by our subconscious mind in reaction to our thoughts." In other words we see things not as they are but as we are" ( Anais Nin). Beliefs as such are a perspective, a window through which we view the world uniquely, rightly or wrongly.
We are constantly processing thought; around 2 billion pieces of information are processed by our senses every second, 95% of it outside our conscious awareness and most of this goes unchallenged. It's at this point we can raise awareness by providing a challenge, should any thoughts be disempowering. Our subconscious is extremely sensitive to the thoughts and images we habitually entertain in our conscious mind and our beliefs are built here in accordance with these predominant thoughts.

With this in mind it is of great importance that we feed ourselves good "mindfood" As our subconscious takes us literally at our word it is wise to use affirming supportive language and encourage harmonious life ward thoughts.
For example, should you nurture predominant thoughts of lack or poverty in your conscious mind this will be played out in the physical realm as effect born of your desire to honour the subconscious belief, as would the opposite be true if you had thoughts of wealth and abundance.
By watching and looking at our thoughts, that is to say, raising our awareness of our conscious thought by listening in to our self talk and being vigilant in what and who we listen to and who we spend our time with, we can support or challenge the effectiveness of our beliefs "Change your thoughts, and you change your destiny" says Joseph Murphy. And as Wayne Dyer challenges "Taking charge of yourself begins with awareness".

Hugs, Allan

Saturday, 11 February 2012

How to Manifest at Will.

Albert Einstein said "Imagination is more powerful than knowledge because knowledge is limited but imagination encircles the globe"

What is the difference between you and those you admire who are achieving great things? There isn't any major differences that cannot be learned or adopted. The use of our imagination in reaching any desirable outcome is a major contributor to a worthy aspiration or outcome. Many of the worlds most successful people in medicine, invention, discovery, business, sport, showbiz have all made mention of their use of this creative force.

Thomas Eddison, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Nelson Mandela, Michael Jordan, Roger Bannister and countless others have been documented as stating how, why and when they have utilised the power of creative visualisation, that is to say using the imagination to create a desired picture of some future event. Thomas Eddison had a dark room where he went to allow his imagination to roam free, in a process which brought him many answers to assist in his incredible inventions. Andrew Carnegie would sit quietly on his bed in an upright position each night just before sleep using his imaginative powers to construct the day ahead.

I'm sure you will remember as a child, how you played with imaginary friends and sold imaginary groceries from your imaginary store or imagined you were the leader of the infantry about to bravely face the enemy. As we grow up we learn to embrace "reality", and our reliance on using imagination as a constructive and indeed necessary procedure for helping us create physical goals is pushed aside in favour of what we have learned, or now perceive to be real.

The imaginative process for goal setting takes little physical effort but takes time to master, simply because we have grown unaccustomed to it's alternative use. Practice does make perfect and in time it will once again become second nature to rely upon this rich source of creativity. Use your imagination to create your ideal scenario in relationships, career, finance, health and visit this imaginary scenario at least 3 times per day to begin with and one visit just before sleep. In time the imaginary feelings will take root and this will become the normal way of feeling. It will take some mental effort as your usual habits of thought will try to derail the process. Invite the use of all your senses into this imaginary scene and create the perfect picture with sounds, visuals and feelings. Your subconscious mind does not know the difference between real or imagined and will take you at your word in due course that this is real, bringing to you the physical manifestation of your desire.
Much of your life experience has been created this way, outside of your conscious awareness. Everything you see around you was once a thought. Everything.

"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless." Jamie Paolinetti

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
Albert Einstein

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." George Bernard Shaw
Hugs, Allan

Friday, 3 February 2012

Choices and Decisions.

A successful Bank President about to retire was interviewed by the media and was asked
"To what do you owe your great success?"
He thought for a moment and answered "That's easy really, it was all down to good decisions"
The interviewer proceeded and asked "What were your good decisions based on?"
The Banker pondered for a moment and said "I put it down to the wisdom gained from experience mostly"
The interviewer pressed for more and asked "Where did that expeience come from?"

The Banker replied quickly and in an instant and said "That's easy to answer. Bad decisions"

So it should be with life. Too many times we get a bad result and feel as though we've failed, our confidence takes a dent and we give up too quickly, our hopes and dreams die and we settle for second best.
We didn't learn to accept failure as a means to learning and improving, we tend to accept defeat in a venture too readily instead of using the feedback to adjust and build toward our chosen outcome.
Failure, as I see it, is a degree of success, part of the journey on a great big learning curve.

"Defeat in a venture should be regarded as a challenge, just as an obstacle should be seen as a disguised opportunity. Adversity should make us even more determined to succeed." Unknown

Hugs, Allan