Thursday, February 28, 2008
"All that we are is a result of what we have thought" -Buddha
From "The Secret"
Expectation is a powerful attractive force, because it draws things to you.
As Bob Procter says, "Desire connects you with the thing desired and expectation draws it into your life."
Expect the things you want, and don't expect the things you don't want.
I have been waiting for today...for THIS day- Thursday, Feb 28th, because this is my day of rest and self evaluation. Since Sunday- I've cleaned my mother's home (sis helped), taught a wonderful child how to knit, spent time with a dying friend, spent time with a friend I love more than I love myself, wrote letters to people I wanted to connect with, cooked wonderful meals, and had a difficult conversation with my husband.
We think what we think- right?
Our thoughts are like the ocean surf...water rolls in, and it rolls out. Or like the current in a stream- it's just "there"- isn't it???
I used to think so, but not anymore.
I know the tides of ocean are controlled by the power of the moon's gravitational pull on the earth. I know that currents in a stream are also created by unseen forces such as gravity, the lay of the land, rainfall, and wind. Some of the most powerful forces in nature can not be seen- or even fully explained, and yet our survival, or demise, depends on them.
If we consider for a moment that our "thoughts" are no different than the forces that drive water down a river bed, or force wave after wave upon the beach, how exciting is the idea that WE have control over those thoughts?
I WANTED this day to be mine. I KNEW it was coming. IT has ARRIVED as I EXPECTED it to.
I know the phone could ring- and there could be an emergency. I know that my reality interconnects with the realities of others. I also know that I often let my day, and my plans, and perhaps even my thoughts, be driven or changed by the desires or needs of others.
For 2 years I have been asking, in my Spirit, for something I need (it's personal and I won't share it here)- and it's finally coming. In abundance. Almost like a waterfall- I feel astounded by the rush of what has arrived in my life.
When I opened my book this morning- the truth of what I have been doing was right there on the page- directly in front of me. Again- I was reminded of the power of our thoughts, and of our words. I feel a sense of elation that is impossible to describe, even as I look down and see the grief I am living with in regards to my mom, and my brother, their finances, and the strained relationships I have. I also see a flood of love and support from sources I didn't know existed.
I want to walk in this state of mind- prayerful,thoughtful, seeking, asking, and not worry when I fall, as St. Peter did on the sea of Galilee- because we all fall sometimes. Peter's fall is significant because he fell in the presence of the One who encouraged him to step out- but Peter let his own troubled thoughts diminish the power of himself.
Troubled thoughts diminish the power of ones self... (hey! I wrote that! :)
Clear thoughts and expectations increase that power.
It's now 10:40 am- and I have other things I want to do this morning- but even if I curled up and went back to sleep- it would be ok. I have written what I needed to write for this day.
Hugs and love to you-