Andrew Carnegie said, “Any idea that is held in the mind, that is emphasized, that is either feared or revered, will begin at once to cloth itself in the most convenient and appropriate form available.” In essence, he’s saying that any idea held on to and given power, good or bad, will manifest itself in your life in the easiest way possible.
To make it through this global emergency we MUST watch what thoughts we let into our thinking. We MUST be aware of how our thoughts can make our individual situation worse.
It’s been proven that whatever we think, whatever we believe and feel with emotion, affects our body; affects the actions we take and the results we get in our life. When worry, doubt and fear enter in, we give away the one power that cannot be taken from us and that is the power to think.
In a mind filled with fear and worry there is no thinking. In that place we let outside circumstances control our thinking. We surrender our dominion, giving it away and becoming sheep following the masses, believing and fearing the worst. That is thinking from the outside in, not from the inside out.
When keeping our thoughts on what we want, entertaining thoughts of health and happiness, we are open to seeing possibilities. We can see the opportunity of any situation, no matter how it may seem. As we wash our hands and clean our space, let’s also be sure and clean our thinking by remaining positive and seeing the good in staying home. What an opportunity that is! Decide that it’s good. It’s your thinking that makes anything good or bad. Decide it to be the way you want it.
Think of the many things you can accomplish during this time at home. Organize that room you’ve been putting off. Spend quality time with your children in conversation or activities you can do together at home. Read those books that have been piling up. Repaint a room you’ve been wanting to redo. What other projects have been on your list for a while that you can now get to?
It’s a time to catch-up on projects, to spend quality time with family, or talking to family or friends on the phone you haven’t talked to in a long time. There’s so much to do and once we stop getting caught in the fear of what could happen, our mind is open to letting in productive, positive thoughts of what can be accomplished for the time being. It just takes a shift in thinking.
Rid your mind of fearful thoughts. Rid your mind of gloom, doom and panic. It serves no one. Replace negative thoughts with love, joy, gratitude, compassion and faith. There is power in faith and by entertaining positive thoughts you can help heal the world. Have faith that there is a higher power and that we will get through these trying times. Have faith that normalcy will be restored and expect good to come out of all this.
Protect your mind. Control your thinking. Your reasoning factor and your ability to think are two of your highest mental functions. Be sure you exercise them. Keep your vibration high. See the opportunity. See what can be done during this time at home. If we all stay calm, stay positive and look for the good, it will help heal the world. Instead of falling into the trap of victim, stand strong. Stand up for righteousness, compassion and love for our fellow man.
Together we can affect the collective consciousness and turn things around. Your thought, my thought, all thoughts matter. Let’s make sure they are good thoughts that dwell on the results we want to see for our lives, and for the world.
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