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-


X. Dell said...

Okay. I'll go along with cryptic. So lemme uncryptically say congratulations, and best to you through simultaneous trials and tribulations.

she said...

excellent post. excellent. no wonder you didnt answer your phone!! grrrherhahaha will keep it in mind today...see what i want to to happen, happening. xoxo

iamnot said...

I'm jealous of the blogger friends you've met in person.
This is the sort of thing that should be shared with friends over wine and sunsets.

The Troll said...

Not sure I get it. Did you just get an abundance of cash?

foam said...

i'm so happy for you, cora..
for i know what you have received is beyond the material..

and do know that i've been keeping you in my thoughts concerning your mother and your friend.

Mayden' s Voyage said...

X- ? Thank you...I think~ :)

Hugs She- it was wonderful to talk to you today- have fun this weekend :)

Mr. Iamnot- my invitation stands...
anytime you want to meet this blogger, and you are this side of the US- I'll come see you :)
I'll bring the wine, and we'll find a sunset :) Hugs~

Troll- lol- NO...I should have been asking for money- but in some ways it's better than that :)

Foamy- hugs...I read you today and felt such a loss- thank you for being here. You are right- it is way beyond the material- even though the material issues are big right now...
The power within me is bigger-

exskindiver said...

thinking of you, c.
from c.

leelee said...

The universal laws are powerful forces and I believe the law of attraction might well be the strogest. I'm happy for you. You have been searching and in turn opening yourself up to all the possibilities available and now reaping the benfits!

Yay for you!

Catch the HUGS!!!!!!!!!

The Phosgene Kid said...

St Peter has fallen and he can't get up? What??

Anonymous said...

i'll bet
peter wouldn't
have fallen with YOU
as his teacher, mayden ;)

great post!

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Anonymous said...

search and yea shall find, although there is also a saying......goes something like this, "be careful what you wish for, you just might get it."

me said...

a soul in repose grows wiser.

thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

do you even still go to church? Or do you send your family to church while you are home knowing that it is not necessary to be in the building to experience Christ?

The Phosgene Kid said...

Expectation often exceeds reality. Disappointment ensues.

Mayden' s Voyage said...

Chesca- I am way over due for a call to you- I am sorry! I hope to talk to you soon :)

Leelee- thank you for your comment :)
I have been searching- I think I will always be-

Phos- thankfully Peter was not alone on the sea when he fell- Someone saved him :)

/t- LOL! Bless Peter...if I had been there- we'd have been swimming in the water, not walking on it!

Anon- yes. I agree.

Me- thanks friend...and hugs :)

Anon- yes- I still go. Lately I've been visiting another church with my best friend- her sister is very sick with cancer. I was there today, at the Summit, but not in the service. Tim said I should download the message. I will.
I think we both know that Christ can be experienced anywhere- and everywhere.
Why do you ask?

Phos- thanks for the heads-up. I appreciate it :)

The Phosgene Kid said...

So if you think you are a cheese sandwich, you are a cheese sandwich and therefore are what you eat after all??