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Mystery

Mystery is it foreboding or is it a challenge?  Some make it their life’s work to solve a mystery others see it as something to be left alone.  What mysteries do each of us desire to solve and how many of us just leave them alone, wishing and hoping they will disappear.

Mystery surrounds our very living…the mystery of life.  How does our mind work, the brain is the physical vehicle that the mind operates through. Our mind is invisible, it is part of the unseen things in this world, let us call it a world of mystery where there are more things than meets the eye.  

The mystery we all may be looking to solve is, “How do I…?”  We can fill in with the words, “get ahead,” “get more money,” or “get a better job.”  

Some believe that we live in a world of illusion.  Some believe that we create the world around us both individually and collectively.  Some believe that the world in which they live is out of their control.  Some just don’t give a hoot and move through life like a robot on automatic unaware of anything around them, nor do they care to know.

Life is a simple mystery, it is about living.  But what do we see as living? Are we allowing ourselves to be influenced by the outside so that our inner beliefs coincide with the outer or allowing the inner to influence the outer to coincide with the inner thoughts and beliefs?  I believe both.  We are spiritual beings being human, as many I know like to say.  We are a power unto ourselves and the life we live is the life we choose inwardly according to our thoughts, beliefs and concepts about self, our self-worth for instance, and the world around us.  Some chalk up life to karma, reincarnation, and don’t believe they can change it, well, if you don’t change you will be repeating the pattern and stay stuck, something I don’t think any of us truly desire.  The mystery of life is to live it, from the inner to the outer, the Law of Cause and Effect in action.  Life can only be to us what we believe and accept it to be, no more and no less.  Geez, do I have to clean up my act!  How about you? 

Well, now that we know something about the mystery of life what are you and I willing to do to alter the course we are currently following?  The choice is ours. Life is about living and living it well. 

You are and always have been worthy of the highest and best, accept it, let it be a core belief, thought and concept to lead you forward into new beginnings and a new fruitful life experience.

 Jay

Life Happens

   Once in awhile Life Happens. 

Most of the time we run on automatic, not really thinking nor really aware of what is going in and around us, just doing like an automaton (robot).   You noticed I did not write living but doing a very big distinguishable difference. 

Life Happens when we begin to take stock in ourselves, become self-aware and pay attention to that which we are thinking, what is going on around us and decide, fully aware, what we will allow to influence us.  Why not declare and accept our greater good and get our thoughts, beliefs and concepts in line with our goals, our desires and our dreams?  Life is merely waiting for our acceptance of It to grace us with Its greater good which is swirling ’round about us waiting for us to open the door of acceptance that it may flood our being, our lives, with the riches of life, seen and unseen.    

Life happens when we realize our value as an individual and accept that we are worthy of greater and more positive and enriching ways of living and experiencing life and living.  As we increase our self-awareness, self-worth, self-confidence, and self-acceptance we move in an upward and forward direction reaping the benefits of this new way of thinking and believing in ourselves.  Time to get off the pity pot, get rid of the “poor me” attitude, scrap the self-doubt, and enter into the power of self-realization.  As has been said, “You are the power.”  

Positive and productive thinking is our start.  As we apply the principles of positive mental attitudes to our life we will see a definite turnaround of events.  Time to eradicate the doubt and disbelief and embrace Life with a deeper faith in self, knowing that our creative mind, our imagination-the key element for visualization of our greater good, and thoughts can and will bring us success and victory over that which appears to be not so wonderful at the current moment.  Watch as the veil of disbelief lifts and reveals the light of a wondrous day, a wonderful moment a fantastic now experience. 

Believe in yourself, your power and ability to do and to be the successful and prosperous person you desire to be.

Your Time Is Now. Let Life Happen!

Jay

Shaping The Future

   I am shaping the future by reshaping my thoughts and beliefs for they are the clay of life that allows me to create the forms of unlimited successful and prosperous experiences.  If I do not like the current shape of my experiences I am free to change them and create a better now and a better future.

I am the artist in my life.  I shape it, and vibrantly color it, according to my progressive creative imagination which brings to me health, wealth, success, harmony, joy and all good prosperous things.  I use my imagination to give form to the clay of my thoughts and beliefs.  As I finish creating the thought form it is placed in the kiln of the Infinite to bring  it into my life.  I love working with the clay of my thoughts and beliefs to bring forth a new and wonderful life filled with experiences that take me forward and enhance my life and well-beingness.    

I am a creative artist and using the clay of my thoughts and beliefs I am now shaping my exciting and wonderful prosperous future.

Jay

Your Infinite Power

   Your Infinite Power to be rich, wealthy, healthy, joyous, happy, prosperous, successful and more is ready and waiting for your recognition of it to bring to you your dreams and desires, transforming them from the vapors of thought and belief, into material form. 

 You are the power and you have the talent and ability to bring forth that which is your desire for better living and more successful living.

Life is what you and I make it.  It is up to each of us to take action in our mind, with our thoughts beliefs, concepts, and determination coupled with enthusiasm, feeling, for objectification of those invisible things into our life. 

 We are only as limited as we believe ourselves to be. 

We are only as limited as we affirm we are, either aloud, in conversation, or with our self-talk. 

The time is now to eradicate limited, constricting, life draining, thought patterns and begin to design new patterns of thought, belief and conceptualization of greater good for ourselves and in our world.  Now is the time to re-energize, to re-invigorate, and re-invent ourselves and our lives for the better.

Expansion is the order of the day and the time is now to do something about it…step by step, little by little, leap by leap, bound by bound.  Action in thought and deed is a necessity if we desire to move from where we are to where we want to be in life.

No-thing is impossible.  All is available to us if we but accept it and open to it entering our lives in the here and now.  We may not see it immediately but we will see it appearing our lives in various forms and at various times.  We must have the belief it is done now and not question or wonder how or when, just a deep abiding belief it is done now.  No longer is it faith in, but the faith of.

It is up to us to make the change, to have the courage to stand up for ourselves to ourselves and begin a new and wonderful adventure and journey into greater well being, prosperity and success, into wealth and all it has to offer us and to share with the world around us. 

We are meant for greatness and are worthy of all the best life has to offer…time to claim it.

Today stake your claim to successful living and begin a new adventure into thinking, believing, conceptualizing, and enjoy the journey.

YOU ARE THE POWER!

Jay

“What if”?

   I sit here this morning at the dining room table wondering “what if” about a variety of subjects and how it would be “if”; but I dwell in the abstractions of life and see things perhaps in a different light than most, as has been apparent all my life in the fields I am part of: writing, acting, public speaking, the ministry (retired for the most part), baking, cooking, the arts in general. 

The creativity we seek for moving forward to better living is an abstract, it is a cause that evolves in our mind as an idea to take action on and if we choose to follow that inspiration so be it. 

Much of the way we seem to be living is by allowing the outside events to control and influence us to the point of upset, dismay, discontent and the like.   

Life is always lived from within out.  The outer life is a reflection of our inner convictions, beliefs, and concepts.  Do unexpected things happen in our life, of course they do, we are part of this world and the unexpected does pop up, but is it really unexpected or is it a fear or thought that has been planted from years ago that is now coming into our life? Is it because we are part of other peoples lives who are experiencing life at their level of belief and causes us heartache or upset due to the love or caring we have for them?  Is it because we need to learn something from this experience which will not only help us but others?  Is it something about fear, say of moving forward or of grasping a new idea to lead us onward and upward, or, could it be the manifestation of our dissatisfaction with our job or our life in general that is causing us angst as a physical condition?  “What if” it is?

“What if” you and I decided to take action, beginning in our mind-abstract thought-causation (all thought is abstract), to change/alter our response to a situation? What if” we did?  Would we benefit from it?  Yes.  What would we learn from this new perspective?  Perhaps it would be learning how to handle this type of situation without giving it power to upset us, maybe it would be a gaining a greater understanding of not only the situation and those involved but of ourselves as well.  “What if” our thoughts are truly “things” in the invisible world of causation that when impressed on the receptive substance of the Universe takes form in our life according to that specific thought?  Just, “what if?”

“What if” I or someone else told you, you have more power over your life than you currently think or believe and you actually believed it?  What would you do to change the course of your life to make it better?  What thoughts would you change permanently, or would you even be willing to give them up because you are more comfortable in the predictable outcomes.  We have all been there.  We are at times more comfortable with the uncomfortable and the predictable because it is known and the unknown can scare the Hades out of us.  Been there and it is not fun, as you no doubt well know.  “What if” we changed?

“What if” I told you that positive thinking is merely a beginning step to self-realization where in the understanding of the abstract brings forth the concrete, material, form of that knowing?  “What if” you and I started today to take charge of our thinking, our beliefs and concepts concerning ourselves and our world of experience?  “What if” it brought us the success we wanted in all areas of our life?

“What if”?

    Jay

Are You Listening?

   Are you listening? 

We have all encountered times when there is a need to talk to someone about something.  We just need an ear for someone to listen to us…but we may encounter interruptions, interjections and unsolicited advice.   When this happens in our time of need we can be devastated, upset, frustrated, or just numb at the insensitivity of the person we chose to listen to the situation that is causing internal conflict.

This is not the only time we may meet with this non-listening situation…it can happen anywhere; a store employee, cashier, waiter/waitress, friend, family member, co-worker, boss, etc.  It can be very frustrating when this occurs and may irk us a bit, that, not only is the person not listening they do not understand what it is we are conveying to them concerning…  There are times we just want to scream, “Listen to what I am saying!”

The important part of any relationship; be it with ourselves, a loved one, a temporary encounter, or permanent relationship, is listening to what is being said and allowing the other person the courtesy of listening without coloring the thoughts being presented with any of our own prejudices or beliefs.  

Listening is an art.   When we can listen to someone without forming judgments or trying to influence them with what we believe they should do we have begun to master the art of listening.

A key to moving ahead in life is listening.  Listening to our self-talk, and taking corrective measures when we are putting ourselves down, doubting our abilities and our talents, giving power to a fear by repetition of a phrase and what we say about ourselves in conversations with others is vital to improving our life.  As we listen to ourselves there has to be no judgment but realization of a specific area of our life that we need to improve.  If we call ourselves, “stupid, idiot” or other derogatory names time to stop and take control of how we relate to our-self.  Taking stock in our positives life improves in bits and pieces and grows into leaps and bounds.  Take time to stop and listen to all conversations, with yourself and others, you will be surprised what you learn.

In the meantime, affirm your great qualities and abilities to achieve to whatever level in life you so choose.  Listen and listen well for this will take you further than you can ever imagine.

I hear you and I am listening!

Jay

Powerful Thoughts, Powerful Words-Part 1 of 2

   The basis of positive and effective thinking concerns our ability to understand the active power within us, although it may appear to be latent, of our feeling nature, deeply held beliefs, thoughts and words, which create our life experiences. 

In an ancient text, The Kybalion, we read, “as above, so below, as below, so above.”   We may also state, As Within, So Without.  In Isaiah, I paraphrase, “So shall my word go forth to accomplish that for which I have sent and shall not return unto me void.”   In the New Testament we read, “It is done unto us as we believe.”  The spiritual aspect has always been addressed by those who have taught and wrote on the subject matter of positive thinking. We have direct information about how powerful we are to bring forth the life we choose.  From ancient texts and teachings we are told that life is lived from within, out.  That our thoughts, beliefs, concepts, words have more power than we realize.  We are not created to be in bondage to lack and limitation but to realize a life of abundance, well-being.  It is time to take action and stop allowing ourselves to wallow in the well of despair and drink the bitter waters of our own creation.  We are created and worthy to be rich, prosperous, abundant, healthy, and happy, love and be loved, and all the good life has to offer. We are created to express life in a bountiful manner.    

Well, how about Karma?  We have the power and ability to change our karma. We are not stuck with karma…karma is a learning experience and just like history, if we don’t learn from it we are destined to repeat it.  So if we are constantly experiencing the same effects in our life that we are not thrilled with, time to change the cause; our thoughts and beliefs concerning the situation and to be vigilant about the words we speak and our self-talk concerning said situation(s). 

As we know, our life experiences reflect back to us our core beliefs about ourselves, life, people, events, situations and the world around us.  We call this by different names: The Law of Cause and Effect, The Law of Attraction, The Law of Reflection, Mental Equivalents, Magnetic Thought, Mirroring, etc. Call it what you want. Life will always become that which we believe it to be, no more and no less.  “Nothing escapes the Principle of Cause and Effect, and one may use the laws of the higher to overcome the laws of the lower.”—The Kybalion

If we are holding onto guilt about a situation time to forgive ourselves, those involved and the situation itself.  Holding on to guilt/anger/upset wears us down and keeps us from achieving our goals of living a fuller, healthier, positive and creative life of well-being. We are not going to forgive; we are letting the power of the Spirit of Life (God) do the forgiving. In letting go of guilt/anger/upset there is a simple and positive statement you can use. “I now bless, release and forgive myself with the Unconditional Love and Forgiveness of God and I bless, release and forgive (person or persons, places, situations) with the Unconditional Love and Forgiveness of God.”  This is a short note for your reference and will be addressed more in-depth at a later time. 

This is the end of Part 1, Part 2 follows tomorrow. Jay

Powerful Thoughts, Powerful Words-Part 2 of 2 

Today’s PositiveThought

Today’s Positive Thought is by Dr. Joseph Murphy from his book, Your Infinite Power To Be Rich.

“Your thoughts, mental imagery, beliefs, attitudes, and feelings are investments which you deposit in your subconscious mind.  Your subconscious gives compound interest, i.e., it magnifies whatever you deposit.”

What Are You Thinking?

What are you thinking right now?  Is it thinking that is building you up or dragging you down?

No matter what we are going for in life, personal or professional, it is important for us to keep our focus as much as possible on the positive and uplifting.  If we are in a not so great thought area, time to not only experience it for a few moments but to also realize it is merely a passing thought that can be changed for the better.  We are never without the option to change our thought pattern and alter our course for the better.  It may be rocky in the beginning but we have the inner fortitude to overcome that negativity and through the power of our thought and belief create a positive.  Never ever make yourself wrong or bad for having negative thoughts or beliefs…we all do.  To label it wrong /bad, then, that aura, also known as thought or mental atmosphere, of negativity stays with us and will take longer to evaporate from our presence and have a definite impact on how things will go in our life.  When we allow ourselves the opportunity to experience this negative and learn from it we have turned everything around in our life and can label this situation good and beneficial.  At that point we move toward our goal(s) with an assuredness which carries us onward, upward and forward without hesitation or doubt.

In our self-talk it is up to us to monitor what we are saying to ourselves.  It isn’t what we portray but what we inwardly believe about ourselves and our venture that sets the course and fills our ship’s sails to carry us to our destination.  We live in a world of thought; it is the invisible thought that gives life to the visible effects.  The Law Of Cause And Effect is always at work in our life.

When we understand that our mental/thought atmosphere attracts to us new opportunities accordingly, then, we shall understand the power within ourselves and the ability to draw success and opportunities from unexpected sources.

You are the power in your life.  Accept and use your power to create your life of wealth, prosperity and success.

The Creative Power Of Success Is Yours!

Jay

Challenges

The past couple of days I have been presented challenges to change my thinking and my perception of “things,” not always a pleasant or easy task.

These challenges have enabled me to alter my perception of the world around me and how I react/act to situations.

Meditation has helped quite a bit in getting realigned. 

In all that we do we have a choice; make it easy or make it more difficult than it needs to be.  I did a bit of latter.  Finally woke up to the fact, I was making it more difficult and harder for myself than it needed to be.  I had to remember to get back to basics and realize I am in charge of; my reactions, my letting people, places or things get the best of me.  Taking back control of my thoughts, beliefs, concepts and perceptions has given me the ability to move forward with some new plans.  As many of you know, last year presented many health challenges for me.  We have closed up the baking business as it is not in my best interest to continue and no doubt a way to point me in a new direction.  I am now mulling over a variety of ideas and directions to follow.  

Challenges give us the opportunity to grow and shine in ways we may never have thought of nor even considered.  For all I have experienced I am grateful.  New doors will open and new opportunities will appear at the right time.

Once we get over the initial shock of the challenge and move through it we are stronger and able to see anew.  We set new goals and find creativity springing from every corner to inspire us and lead us forward to a richer life experience.

Life is in constant motion and rather than stagnate in the old ways I am looking forward to flowing with and into new and exciting adventures in living life.

So, as the saga continues and we share our thoughts and ideas with each other we grow in the light and love that forever surrounds us and lifts us up to new heights and most importantly of all, to a new awareness of self.

Will be writing more this week so stay tuned.

Jay

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