If you stop and think about it, your mind’s meanderings often find their way to people, happenings, things which you would love to experience.
Good for you.
Your life is defined and becomes what you think about. Thinking about your goals, your desires, your plans, helps bring them to you. Little actions toward those goals start to become clear. You begin “doing things” in the directions of your goals.
The Infinite Intelligence of God, it gave you the desires, and guides, directs and reveals to you the perfect plan for the unfolding of those desires.
So let your thoughts meander all over those desires, your goals, your needs. BUT - not from a perspective of lack. Thoughts of gratitude and joy over your goals, and reaching them give you a MUCH better chance of success.
And negative "lack" thoughts (like, “I am never going to…", "I feel desperate…", "I am too old - too young - uneducated - incapable…", "How will I ever?…") pretty much guarantee you won’t succeed.
Here’s a good one for you: “I am grateful for all I have had, all I now have, and all I shall have.”
Spend a few minutes a day in your thought meanderings, gratitude and watch what happens!!!
Think about this: It’s not the actual happening that affects you, but your “take” on it.
Your perception and resulting thoughts and feelings about things that happen to and around you is the source of your emotion and sometimes longterm reactions and effects from the happening.
So what is reality? Is it the happening?
Or is it your perception of what happens?
It can be an important question, as we can change our perception by widening it, by evaluating it, by working to see the positive in things that at first seem negative.
Funny thing to say, but let me say it: Change your perspective to change your reality.
Give yourself the gift of grace - grace of peace of mind, grace of gratitude.
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In the play and movie, CATS, the Jellicle Choice Cat is sent to Heavaside, to become anything he or she wants to become. Of course, every cat wants to be the Choice.
When you think about it, the concept can be rather funny to those of us with an independent kitty, who already does pretty much whatever she likes. Our little MishMish believes herself to be the Choice, and makes us laugh with her independence and obviousness in communicating what she wants.
Nevertheless, we humans actually are each the Choice. Each of us has the opportunity - over and over again - to work toward becoming what we want to become. We become what we think about over and over. We communicate with our conscious thoughts, to our subconscious mind, in connection to the Divine.
Negative thoughts bring about negative consequences, while positive, happy grateful thoughts have great potential to bring about positive consequences.
‘The Infinite Intelligence that gives you your desires, leads, guides and reveals to you the perfect plan for the unfolding of your desires.’ ~ Dr. Joseph Murphy
Connect to your Source and look for the lead. Work to become everything you wish to become. Work through happiness, gratitude and actions that follow those thoughts.
Be your choice!
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Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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