I remind myself of this simple saying often...sometimes daily: "If you can dream it, You can do it..."
We see in history over and over again that people's dreams eventually manifest. Take airplanes, for example, or speed trains. Once an idea forms into a thought, it's already on its way to becoming a reality.
This is why our thoughts are so powerful, especially the ones we say to ourselves.
But things don't just magically happen. The dream - our thoughts - must be nurtured into being, just like every other living thing.
How do we nurture them?
By devoting our attention and energy to them. What we focus on, we feed our energy, life force, or prana to, and it grows in strength. At some point if we continue to feed a thought, it becomes "a thing" in our life.
Once here, if we want to keep it thriving, we must give it our loving attention, just like every other living thing. All living things thrive on loving attention. They shrivel up and disappear without it.
Dreams - ideas - are living things. They need loving attention to thrive. So do nightmares. If we feed our "loving attention" to a nightmare, the nightmare grows in strength just like a dream does until it becomes "a thing" in our life.
This is why mastering the mind - our thoughts - is such a powerful act. The thoughts we have drive the rest of our lives whether we consciously realize it or not. What we say to ourselves in our mind is most important.
The yogi masters say we have 1000 thoughts with every wink of the eye. Since 95% of the 50,000-80,000 thoughts we have a day are delegated to our subconscious psyche, a mere 5% are in our conscious awareness. This means that 95% of our thoughts happen outside of our conscious awareness, which renders us in command of a mere 5% of how we create our lives...!
Mastering the thinking mind is one big key to mastering our lives. It's also one big key to spiritual awakening and maturity, which is essential to our path of ascension. It can be done when you know how to do it. Special tools and techniques are called for because the mind is slippery and sneaky and secretive. It's even deceptive.
The shift starts with self-awareness of the thoughts we're having. Though this may sound easy, it's not. First, we have to bring our energy to stalking our thoughts because they are fast. We have to really focus on them to catch them, like a wolf stalking prey.
Then we have to recognize the ones that are false and release them. The trick is knowing which thoughts are false, because if we can't sort that, we believe them all. Let me share a little secret: we all have faulty thoughts because we all have faulty beliefs. They come from our social wounding and conditioning. No one in this reality is exempt.
Then we have to bring in the higher truth that resides outside of our conscious mind, yet exists nonetheless. This takes a trusting relationship with the Divine Source of all that is, and a connection to our truest nature. As children of this Divine Source, we are of its nature. This fact is easily forgotten, hidden, or skewed in the face of a lifetime of social conditioning and emotional wounding, yet it is still true.
Mastering the thinking mind is a process that's best taken one step at a time.
When you begin to stalk your mind and its thoughts, you may be appalled at what you find. Most everyone is, including myself. As we begin to catch all the shit running through our mind about ourselves or others, it's easy to slip into self-judgement. But self-judgement is not the pathway out of our subconscious habits. Facing and embracing the lies, faulty beliefs, and emotional pain that drive them is. Doing so allows us to heal and release them so we can hold ourselves with greater compassion and a more genuine truth.
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