Your mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. –
I want to return to information I have shared before and add emphasis to the power we have at any given time to shift our focus to improve the quality of our thoughts. A wonderful resource for how that works is Catherine Ponder. Her book Open Your Mind to Prosperity is an excellent tool in the development of prosperity consciousness and makes a solid case for the use of positive affirmations.
The most important part of her material is the bones of how it works. And it underscores a “fix-it” that “The Secret” and most of the current slew of Law Of Attraction courses omit.
From the source: “But unless you learn how to clear away the psychological blocks about prosperity, as discussed in chapter 1; unless you then learn how to cleanse your mind to make way for prosperity, as explained in chapter 2; and unless you follow this up by giving your prosperity a spiritual basis, as shown in chapter 4—just creating your prosperity mentally first is not enough. It may excite you into bringing about temporary results. Then you sink down into frustration and despair again as these results fade away, and you say to yourself, “It doesn’t really work.”
Positive thinking is a powerful influence but do not mistake influence for control. Other factors are also at play. You are responsible for your own thought and the outcome manifests as a result of that energy pattern. All is a work in process and progress.
At the intuitive level, there is awareness that all is in a state of flux. Each is creating his experience and the thoughts generated determine the output. When in touch with our intuitive gifts, we can learn to reign in our thoughts and manifest conscious change in our lives as we develop the ability to focus our energy and become in alignment with a desired outcome.
There are many opportunities to make conscious spirit or intuitive connections. In essence, we are in constant contact with the spirit plane but tune it out. As you learn to accept, reawaken or develop that ability, events appear to affirm the connection. In becoming more connected to the whole of life, the daily details become less concrete and more pliable.
In my case, an encounter with an energy that started appearing to me in conjunction with blinking nightlights was the catalyst for my reawakening to the metaphysical wonders of the world. I was instructed by spirit guides on how to channel and how to improve my intuitive abilities.
As the paranormal events multiplied in response to that education, so did my faith in God and a higher source. From that point on, I relaxed and just enjoyed the connection and the process. I lost my apprehension about dealing with paranormal events and moved forward.
The energy I connect with through the nightlight has a basic message – we are here in whatever form – (body or spirit) to learn how to love. When you want to know more, start questioning and see where that takes you. The same instruction comes from MANY sources. Esther and Jerry Hicks might be the most well-known: Ask and it is given.
Esther & Jerry Hicks are the authors of books based on the Teachings of Abraham. Their latest book, “Money and The Law of Attraction”, reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.