Every thought that enters your mind creates reality.
Gloria experienced this first hand. She hadn’t slept well, was worried about an important project and felt exhausted while rushing to work. Her mind was cluttered with negative self-talk and she expected a dreadful day at the office. Then she remembered an exercise from the meditation and guided imagery class.
She took a few deep breaths, faked a smile and forced herself to recall happy memories. Several minutes of focused thought allowed her to feel more relaxed. Happy memories filled her mind and a sincere heartfelt smile began to spread on her lips. Feeling better she entered her office building and shared the elevator ride with five colleagues.
To her surprise everyone smiled back at her. One woman even commented on how happy Gloria looked. Her day at the office turned out to be a very good one. All issues she anticipated concerning her important project resolved easily. She also received compliments from her boss for her competence.
This day Gloria promised to herself to never get trapped by negative thinking again.
Kabbalists teach that a single thought is as powerful as an atomic bomb and if we actually became aware of its impact we would be afraid to think.
On a personal level you can very easily observe this fact in your everyday life. If you entertain positive thoughts and feel happy you are having a good day. If you are down and upset the opposite happens.
At this time of global interconnectedness we should ask ourselves if our individual thoughts cause effects on a global scale. We are all plugged into global media, news and entertainment. This causes millions of people to think the same thought at the same time.
Imagine that the effects you see in the outside world, like global crisis, natural disasters, wars and epidemics, were an actual result of our mass consciousness as a human family?
Look at what is playing in theaters now. Recently I saw a preview for the apocalyptic movie 2012, which entertains us with end of world scenarios. If this could be a preview to life’s coming attractions all of us together need to take bold steps right now to change this course.
Considering this, we actually may be creating a very scary future. Research has shown a direct correlation between events presented by mass media and the events following in real life. This was first observed in Germany after World War II.
Not only our actions, but also our everyday thoughts contribute in a cumulative and subtle way in how our personal and global history unfolds. We are not powerless victims or passive participants. Decide right now to become the active creator of your reality. You are powerful beyond measure. Don’t allow random thoughts to bombard you. It is your personal responsibility to think consciously.
One interesting study has shown that the practice of group meditation in high crime areas significantly reduces crime. During an 8-week period in the summer of 1993 focused group meditations were practiced in Washington, D.C., The findings later showed that the rate of violent crime – which included assaults, murders, and rapes – decreased by 23 percent during the June 7 to July 30 experimental period. The odds of this result occurring by chance are less than 2 in 1 billion. (The study was conducted by John Hagelin, Ph.D., a world renowned quantum physicist and the director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy.)
Exercise – Three things you can do right now to change your thoughts from negative to positive:
- Create your own positive thought current. Focus on the favorite qualities you would like to experience in your life and repeat them like a mantra. For example, say to yourself: I am harmony. I am balance. I am inner peace. I am radiant health. I am happiness. I am joy. I am abundance. I am fulfillment. I am infinite love. You may recall memories from the past when you experienced these qualities. Create a positive vision for the future and imagine how your life would look like if you experience all these positive qualities simultaneously. Remember: whatever you focus on you get more of.
- SMILE. Smiling is contagious. Recall the previous example of Gloria; she changed her day by focusing on a smile. Each time you smile endorphins, natural painkillers, are released. Smiling boosts your immune system, because you are more relaxed. When you smile there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure (If you have a blood pressure monitor at home please try it out. Smile for 10 minutes and measure your blood pressure before and after.)
- Visualize yourself surrounded by benevolent golden light, which comes from the highest level and serves your highest good. The golden light is all around you. It protects you and shields you from all harmful influences. Through your breathing you bring this golden light into your body. Let it fill you entirely and exhale everything that does not serve your highest good. See yourself filled with light, surrounded by light and then you yourself become the light.
You have the power to change your life and the world for the better, simply by changing your thoughts.
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