The starting point of making permanent and lasting changes in your life begins with understanding, what is the power of positive thinking.
Lifeworks according to principle and physical law. If it didn’t, you couldn’t fly an airplane, because there would be no gravity, there would be no such thing as electricity, and one-plus-one would not equal two. The laws of the universe are totally dependable.
Universal law is not only dependable but also unchangeable. You can depend on it, and it will work every time. In essence, the universe will never let you down. The Power, the Force, or the Energy is neutral, and we direct it through our own ideas and beliefs.
Your Word is Law
What we are saying is that your word is the law in the universe. But you need to know these laws. Without an understanding of the laws, through ignorance, you cannot create what you want.
The fundamental law to which all other laws conform is the Law of Cause and Effect. The Law of Cause and Effect says that the effect or result of any situation must be equal to the cause. The cause is always an idea or belief. Another way of describing the Law of Cause and Effect is the example of sowing and reaping, or action and reaction.
The Law of Cause and Effect is impersonal, just like sunshine. If you are standing in the sun, you receive the warmth and healing benefits of the sun’s rays. If you are standing in the shade, it seems like the sun isn’t shining on you. But who moved you into the shade? Who moved you into the darkness? The truth is we are in darkness because of our ignorance.
The Problem of Ignorance
I repeat, the Law of Cause and Effect is impersonal. This is why we can see so many people who are basically good have so many problems and disasters in their lives. Somewhere in their life that person has misused or misunderstood the law.
The universe is like a river. The river keeps on flowing. It doesn’t care whether you are happy or sad, good or bad. It just keeps flowing. We can use it and enjoy it, or jump in and drown.
We can go to the river of life with a teaspoon, and someone else may go with a cup. Someone else may go with a bucket, and yet another person may go with a barrel.
But the abundance of the river is always there and waiting. Our consciousness, our ideas, our frame of reference and our belief system determine whether we go to the river of life with a teaspoon, a cup, a bucket or a barrel.
If we are impoverished in our thinking and have gone to the river of life with only a teaspoon, we may curse the little we have in our teaspoon. We may curse others who have more than we do.
But remember, – whatever we curse will curse us. The river is there, and it’s overflowing with abundance. We can come to the river of life with a teaspoon, a bucket or a barrel anytime we want to. What we take from the river of life is up to us.
The only limitation is in our minds. The truth is we can have anything we want if we’ll give up the belief that we can’t have it. It’s as simple as that.
Beliefs Become Limitations
All our experiences have led us to believe certain things about ourselves. Whether these beliefs are true or not really doesn’t matter because if we accept them as true, then they are true for us.
If we speak our word long enough, it becomes law in the universe. Pronounce your limitations vigorously enough and they’re yours. Whether your beliefs are true or totally insane, if you accept them, then that’s what your life will be about.
Once we have accepted an idea, it’s an idea whose time has come and there is nothing that can stop it. If we have accepted an idea of lack and limitation, it is an idea whose time has come for us.
There is nothing that we can do about it except to change our minds. If you plant a seed, it is going to grow. Look at the beliefs that form the groundwork of your life.
We are full of beliefs that we have collected over the years – attitudes, ideas, opinions, and conditioning. And we are so full of what we know that when challenged, we dig in our heels and often think, “Don’t tell me anything new.
I have my beliefs together and how dare you try to change them. This is what I’ve based my whole life on. Now you are telling me I could be wrong.
Many of the things that we believe – garnered from past experience, groups of people and individuals – are not true, but they are the things that we have imagined to be true out of our need to survive.
Because the will to survive and the desire for certainty is strong, we create rules about the nature of life and how it unfolds, and these rules become beliefs. Unfortunately, those beliefs can also become limitations.
Break Through Mistaken Beliefs
The fact of the matter is we can only be successful to the degree that we are willing to shed our mistaken beliefs. When we experience sickness, failure, or lack, it is often because of the limitations in our own mind.
The sad thing is that, even though we know our lives aren’t working in certain areas, we are still afraid to change. We are locked into our comfort zone, no matter how self-destructive it may be.
Yet, the only way to get out of our comfort zone and to be free of our problems and limitations is to get uncomfortable. We can only experience freedom in direct proportion to the amount of truth that we are willing to accept without running way.
We must stop kidding ourselves stop blaming others, and stop avoiding unpleasant decisions and start facing the truth that we may have accepted unworkable beliefs that are the direct cause of the events in our lives.
It is not a question of going from negative thinking to positive thinking. It is a matter of moving toward “right-thinking”, which means moving toward knowing the absolute truth about who we are and our relationship to life.
Right thinking, which is based on Truth and not illusion is the foundation that determines the solidity of all other thinking. Positive thinking and negative thinking are both filtered through our belief system. Right thinking comes from being aware of the truth or the reality of any situation.
Knowing the Truth Sets You Free
Always seek to know the truth about any situation in which you are involved. Look behind your present belief system and ask your Higher Self “What is the truth about this?”
Your Higher Self will always reveal the truth to you if you are ready to hear it. When you act upon that truth, you are using the right thinking. It’s not a matter of being positive or negative, but of simply being yourself.
And when you are yourself. which means you are allowing your Higher Self to reveal the truth, every situation you are involved in will resolve itself perfectly. This might sound magical, but it is only the Law of Cause and Effect in action.
The Starting Point of Success
The aim of all great teachers since the beginning of time was to awaken us to the fact that we create our own reality. More importantly, we are responsible for everything that happens in our lives. This includes the good, the bad and the ugly.
If we believe that someone or something outside of ourselves is the cause of our problem we will always look outside of ourselves for the solution.
In order to find the true answers to our problems, we must begin by looking at ourselves in a new way, which will cause us to see people and events in a new way. The outer world is in many ways a reproduction of our inner world.
You must realize this. How many troubled people do you know who have not given the slightest attention to this fact? No amount of determination, willpower, inspiration or motivation will solve our problems if we look outside of ourselves for the answer.
The Law of Attraction
Everything comes to us by the most elemental law of physics – LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE! This is called the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction, like all-natural laws, operates with mathematical exactitude.
It is impartial and impersonal. Which means it works when you want it to and when you don’t want it to. It has nothing to do with your personality, your religious beliefs, being a “good” or a “bad” person or anything else. No one lives beyond this Law. It is an irrefutable law as real as the Law of Gravity.
Before the Law of Gravity was identified nobody knew it existed, and yet everyone was still affected by it. Such is the case with the Law of Attraction. Most people are unaware of the mechanics of how it works and yet everyone is still affected by it.
You also do not need to know the mechanics of how the Law of Attraction works for it to function in your life. You may not have realized it until now, but everything you experience in your life is invited, attracted and created by you.
There are no exceptions. That may not be good news if your life is not going the way you want it to. And since most of us are not too happy with what we have created in our lives, we have become highly gifted masters at attracting an overabundance of circumstances that we would rather not have.
The mind attracts whatever is familiar to itself. The frightened mind attracts frightening experiences. A confused mind attracts more confusion.
The abundant mind attracts more abundance. Since we attract what we think about, it makes good sense to become aware of the subconscious thought patterns that control our lives.
You Are Always “Right”
The primary function of the subconscious mind is to follow the instructions of the conscious mind. It does this by “proving” that whatever the conscious mind believes is true. In other words, the job of the subconscious mind is to prove the conscious mind is always “right.”
So, if you consciously believe that you can’t be, do, or have something, the subconscious will create the circumstances and find the people to prove that you are “right.”
Your subconscious cannot think for itself. It will draw to you only those things that are consistent with your deepest inner beliefs, nothing more, nothing less.
If you do not know this as a truth and do not realize that you create your reality out of your ideas, you will feel powerless to change your life for the better. Instead, you will feel that you are the victim of people, circumstances, and conditions.
If you accept yourself as powerless you will look to something or someone outside of yourself to fulfill your desires. When you come to the understanding that everything that you want can be created through your mind, through the use of right thinking, which is simply clear thinking, you come to the realization that only you can give yourself what you want.
Trusting Your Creative Power
To create what you want, you have to trust the Power within you. Now, when you are told to trust the Power within you, immediately you could say. “Look at the starvation. Look at the sickness, the war and the crime in the world.
You are telling me to trust the Power? If this Power existed, why would it allow this to happen?” Well, the truth is, it doesn’t allow anything to happen.
Remember, we said the Power is neutral. It is simply the Power of Creation. It is the impersonal force of life. We can use this Power, or Life Force, to create anything that we want in our lives. Even if we choose from ignorance, it doesn’t matter.
It will support us in our ignorance until we learn from it. The effect will always be equal to the cause. If we’re in a ditch, it means that the Power is supporting us in being in a ditch. If our life is immensely successful, it means that the Power supports us in our success. It all comes out of our ideas.
Understand the Rules of Life
Understand that if your life does not work the way you want it to, it is because you have accepted false beliefs that keep you from being all that you can be.
Unfortunately, the majority of people on this planet feel stuck. When we look at the world and see the suffering, misery, and impoverishment, when we see so many well-intentioned people doing without, the world looks insane.
We see people giving up, believing that they have to take from others in order to have anything for themselves. Rarely do we look within for the answer to this confusion.
Rarely does the individual really look to see what the rules of life are. So what happens is that in our ignorance of ourselves and of life, we hassle, fight and strain to get what we want. And it ends up not working anyway.
Waiting Is a Trap
Why are we waiting to be healthy, to be happy, to be alive, to be wealthy, to start a new business, to fall in love, to communicate, to clear up the relationships we are in? Waiting is a trap.
We wait for interest rates to go down, for the economy to get better, for a person to change, for the holiday to pass before starting a diet. But there will always be a reason to wait.