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THOUGHTS ALIVE

Your Power to Happiness

By Cindy Wahlberg


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Positive Imaging, LLC

bill@positive-imaging.com

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Copyright 2017 Cindy Wahlberg

ISBN 9781944071264





Contents

Introduction

1 – What If

2 – We are Creators

3 – Thoughts Alive

4 – The Law of Attraction

5 – Positive vs Negative Thoughts

6 – Point of Focus

7 – Feelings Matter

8 – Wishing Well

9 – Ask and It is Given

10 –Remote Control- You Hold the Power

11 –Your Inner Self

12 – Thought Power

13 – Happiness Matters





Introduction


Keep reminding yourself: I get what I think about, whether I want it or not.

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

I write this book for you, the ones who wake up everyday and question life. Who feel there must be more, more out there, more to this life. There must be more than the monotonous day to day living. Working, home life, kids, routines, bills, schedules and responsibilities. Who feel they are going through the motions of life, but not really living. Who feel a void, know they want something, but are not sure where to go or how to start. For those who are living the day to day grind of life and still struggle every day, just to get by. Who sacrifice, lack energy, who simply feel numb. There must be more…

I write this book for you, to share with you My Journey. What I have learned, what I have discovered. The Truth and Power of who We Truly are.

Some of you may be hearing this for the first time in your life. For some, it may simply break things down to a clearer, deeper understanding. I write this with Love and Truth. This is Your Answer to True Happiness.




1

WHAT IF

Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another.

~ Albert Einstein

What if, you woke up and learned that you are the Creator of Your World? That you could now, today, control EVERYTHING that happens to you and EVERYTHING that comes to you? That you could create everything in your life? That you could simply think a certain way and things that you wanted came right into your existence? Whatever you wanted? Anything, any life experience, any lifestyle, any journey? That any wish you had would come true? No matter what the wish. What if you had all the Powers of the World in You? That you were Queen or King of your world? What if you had your very own Genie in a lamp with Unlimited Wishes, for Eternity? What if everything you have ever wished for, wanted and desired was yours? How would what you thought about change? What would you do next? How would you feel? What would your dreams look like? How would you spend your day? Would you focus any longer on the things you didn’t want? Those bills? That boss? That problem?

What if I told you, the real reason you feel so strongly about wanting more, of having more and feel so frustrated when you don’t get what you want and desire, is because deep down, you know you SHOULD have more, that you CAN have more, that you DESERVE to have more?

What if I told you that you CHOSE to be here, Alive, here on this Earth, to experience life? To have adventures, creating your wishes and desires, while having fun along the way? That you deserve nothing but HAPPINESS? AND that you can have it ALL!

What if I told you that YOU are the only person who can control what is created in your experience? That you DO deserve and are worthy of Everything you have ever wanted in your life.

I am here to tell you, The answer is YES!!!!! You Can Have Anything you want, you can be anything you want, and you can do anything you want. AND you can start Right Now! Start right at THIS very moment. You can have any wish you have ever wanted. And it is so Simple and all in YOUR control. Our Thoughts are so, so, so, much more powerful than anyone has ever led us to believe. Our Thoughts are Alive, they are Alive and so powerful that what you are thinking right now is actually creating your future. YES, you read that right… YOUR THOUGHTS ARE ALIVE!!! YOUR THOUGHTS CREATE!!!

This book will help you “re-member” who you really are and just how powerful you truly are. YOU are UNIVERSAL ENERGY! YOU are Non-Physical Energy, A SOUL having a Human Experience. Eternal Energy, in Human Form. Do You Understand What this Means!? This is flipping around everything that we have Ever Known, everything we have ever thought about life. Go Back and Re-Read that to absorb and comprehend this just a little more. That Is a Pretty Heavy Sentence, hard to swallow, but 100% True!

YOU are UNIVERSAL ENERGY! YOU are, Non-Physical Energy, A SOUL having a Human Experience. Eternal Energy, in Human Form.

You never cease to exist… We talk about being human and having a Soul, but it’s the other way around. WE ARE A SOUL. We are being human (physical) here and now. Experiencing life on Earth.

Allow yourself to take a deep breath, to absorb this a bit further. Deeper. Imagine. Daydream. Release some tension, some stress, some worry... Feel calm... Let go a little bit more and maybe even Smile. The truth is, YOU ARE FREE!

Your life, this experience, did not just happen by chance. You chose to come here. You chose to be born, to have this physical human, body experience. You chose to experience life. To SEE, To TOUCH, To SMELL, to TASTE, and To HEAR Your Physical World!

Think about this… How do you feel when you are sitting in a restaurant, waiting with excited anticipation for your meal to come? How absolutely excited, over the moon are you when you take that first bite into your favorite food? How does it taste? How about when you have been hungry for a long while? How does it smell? How does it make you feel?

How does it feels when you are out in nature, at the ocean, out in the rain, near a waterfall or hear a bird chirping? Sitting with your face to the sun? That warm bright sunshine warming you to your core. Doesn’t it make you feel calm and peaceful? Less stressed? More clear minded? More, dare I say, “centered?”

How about when you first fall in love? Deep feelings overcome your heart, you become light on your feet, you feel happy all the time, on cloud nine, carefree. A permanent smile is pasted on your face. You can spend all day and night with that person, talking all through the night, never feeling sleep deprived, still full of energy even with little to no sleep.

Or, think about how quenching and delicious is it when you, finally get a drink after being thirsty for a long period of time? On a hot summer day? How does that first sip taste? Cold, refreshing? Quenching? Satisfying?

What about when you have an organism… How does it feel? That amazing jolt of glorious sensation through your entire body…

That’s why you came! It’s these Feelings, these Amazing Sensations. You came To FEEL THIS PHYSICAL WORLD! To Feel Alive! That is why you chose to be here in your flesh and bony body. You came to experience and feel life! And, when you have felt the negativity of being thirsty for a long time, that very first sip is better, more satisfying than if you were never thirsty at all.

Some people are much more “in tune” with their non-physical side then others. We usually label them as ‘sensitive’, or ‘intuitive’. Some are our healers of the world. Mothers are especially “in tune.” We know when something's really wrong, we feel it, we know. We know when the cry is nothing to worry about, and when we need to worry. We just “know.” It’s our “gut feeling.” But we are all energy, we all have this innate ability, whether you know it, believe it or not. It’s who we are.

I always knew what part of the house my boys were in when I could not see them. Whether they were upstairs, on the other side of the house, outside or just in the next room, I don’t know how, but I just knew. I could feel the energy, their presence. That is our non-physical side. We feel the energy.

The truth is We are FREE! We have all the freedom in the world. We never need to fear, worry or be intimidated by the unknown. We came to create! We came to be Alive! We came to experience Life! That is ALL and that is EVERYTHING!!

This is the truth of our existence and the truth of how we create our lives. I write this for You. For you, so you may know this Truth that has been unknown to us for far too long.

The soul is here for its own joy ~ Rumi

Reflections

To clarify, you are non-physical energy having a human experience. You are a Soul. You are having a physical experience. We are all Kings and Queens of our own lives. You chose to come here, to be born, to experience life, to feel life through all your senses. To be physical in this physical world. You came to feel, to touch, taste, to smell and to hear. To feel “Alive.” To feel everything in this “physical world.” Your thoughts are Alive and your thoughts create! When you have any negative in your life, please know that it’s ok. Negative feelings are still feelings, it’s still a physical feeling and they make the positive experiences in your life so much more. You are in control of your own destiny. All the powers of the world are in all of us. We can and have created our world, thought by thought, everything in our lives. You can live the life of your dreams, whatever those dreams may be, you can have it. We all deserve and are worthy of everything and anything that we have ever wanted and desired in our lives. This knowledge, this power in You, is how you begin to create your life on purpose, how to intentionally create your life.





2

We are Creators


What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

~Buddha

We are creators of our own lives. The reason why you feel so much negative emotion, anger, resentment, bitterness or disappointment when you are stopped from having what it is you truly want, from being or doing what you truly desire is because you know, deep down, that you should be able to create, to wish and have all that you dream of. Deep down, you know your Power, you know your truth and you subconsciously expect the freedom to choose. You know and feel who you truly are and why you came here. You can feel it in your gut. You CAN create your own life, your own desires, and your own destiny! You can have it All!

Think back to your early memories of being a young child. Do you remember how you spent your days exploring your world? You loved being the center of everyone’s attention. You loved life and everything in it. You played and laughed and smiled, imagined and daydreamed all day, every day. You went from one fun thing to another and another, never running out of fun. You imagined and played out your dreams and fantasies. You reveled in trying new things, seeing, touching, hearing and smelling everything you could in your world. Try and think back to how free, lighthearted and happy you felt. You were the center of your world. You knew your power then, you knew your worthiness. You knew who you truly are.

But, once you grew a bit older and went to school, you began having to follow rules. Structure and routine started. You had to conform more, do as you're told more, pay attention more, daydreaming and imagining less. You were ordered to “stop acting like a child.” Told “how immature you were acting,” “told to act your age.” Do you remember how angry you felt? You felt utter disbelief and frustration, irate, when you were told no, when you couldn’t do something you wanted to do or have something that you wanted. You became enraged at anyone who yelled or ridiculed you. Think back to how negative you felt, how flustered and angry you became so quickly. How easily you became agitated and sometimes nearing a total melt down, or threw a tantrum. You knew…

As you got older and became a young adult you were “taught” (by family, teachers and neighbors who did not know their own power) that you were not special, that you should not have a big ego, to not be selfish, to stop and face “reality.” Told that you must be like everyone else, to not think for yourself. To follow the rules. That you must do what you’re told, and to never, ever question authority.

Why do you think everyone can’t wait to be an adult?!? We spend our childhood and teen years yearning to be a grown up! It’s because we can’t wait for the freedom to choose how we live. The freedom to do what we want. The freedom to live our life as we wish. But, by the time we become an adult we have forgotten that we are free! Forgotten that we are the creator of our own lives. So, Instead of “finally” having the freedom we wish for, we give it up to bosses and landlords, mortgage companies, debtors. To the city we live, to the economy, to the government. We become enslaved, not knowing our Power.

You have God Power in you. Your Thoughts are how you Create. No matter what you may currently believe, this is true for every Human on Earth. No matter what you may have been told, no matter what religion you are. This is Universal Law!

It’s written in the Bible as well

John 10:34 Jesus answered them, it is not written in your law, I said You are Gods!

We are God of our own life! That is what Jesus was saying! We create our lives, we are creators! And we do this by our thoughts.

Matthew 21:21 Jesus replied, Truly I tell you, if you have Faith and Do Not Doubt, not only can YOU do what was done to the fig tree, but also, YOU can say to this mountain, “GO, Throw Yourself into the Sea”, And It Will Be Done.

All of the Powers of the World are in You! You are GOD of your own life. YOU came to experience your life! To have fun, to experience all the delicious adventures in your life that You create. You didn’t come here to just pay bills, be stressed out, have high anxiety or be zombies of routine. You came to feel the physical world! To create your life! You my dear friend have God Power in you. You can and have created your world. Your life has unfolded just as you have thought it into being, all the good, the bad and the ugly! It was all created by you. It’s time to remember this and as each new event and circumstance comes up in your life, before you react with anger, fear, resentment, jealousy, trepidation, or any other negative feelings or thoughts, remember this...

Give yourself a moment to breathe, to pause and take this in. Please know that you have lost nothing and have gained Everything! All is well and Everything always works out for you, Always! Always Believe this! You are Free!

Many years ago I read * “The Secret” watched the movie, and delved into the study of the Law of Attraction. I was so excited and thought, “OK, I got this.” Ask, Believe, Receive. It’s like electricity, we don’t understand how it works, but “you can cook a meal with it, and you can cook a man with it.” I am sure, if you read about or studied the Law of attraction, you got as excited and pumped up as I did. For a while, I expected to see everything I wished for just come falling out of the sky all at once… But, in the back of my mind, I doubted it could be real, it seemed farfetched. Until one day, five years later, it hit me. My husband and I were sitting on the floor in our new apartment in Austin, Texas. We had just arrived. We had left everything behind on the East Coast and as we sat there, we wondered out loud how on Earth we did it. How did we get here? We were dumbstruck as to how we were able to pull it off. We were in TEXAS! We literally had no way of getting there and starting over, BUT WE DID! And in that moment, I got it. I realized, everything that I had wanted five years prior had been manifested. Everything I desired or wished for came true. For instance, I had wanted to work in the Health Industry and study Holistic Health. I wanted to move to a warm climate, a green conscious city, a musical town, with great schools, close to Universities and lots of culture. Well, in those five years, I lost my sales job in publishing; enrolled in a Holistic Health College with my severance pay from that job. I met the Human Resources Director of a local hospital. Became good friends with her, (simply by chance) and within a month or two of meeting her, I was working in the medical industry. Oh, and of course, the biggest one, we moved to Austin Texas, The Live Music Capital of the World. Everything came to me to fulfill each one of my wishes, even losing a great job and thought at the time was the worst thing that could happen to myself and my family. But really it was just bringing me to my next wish. I didn’t realize that I was creating it, until I looked back, even moving halfway across the country. Now, I know, Nothing, Absolutely Nothing, is Impossible, as long as you Trust, Let Go and Believe.

I realize now, all the negative things we were experiencing in our lives, the things we did not want back then, the stresses in our lives, the worries, it all helped us to know, without a doubt what it was that we really truly wanted. If we were satisfied with our lives at the time or happy where we were living, then we would not have had that strong wanting for something different. So negativity is not really a bad thing. Without it, you would never know what is truly meaningful to you. Think back to what I wrote in the first chapter. When you take that first sip of water after being thirsty for so long, that first sip tastes phenomenal. It’s the most quenching, the best tasting drink, you have had, better than if you were never thirsty at all.

Reflections

We are Gods of our own life. You have God Power in you. We are the creators of our world, our lives, and we create through our thoughts. It is Universal Law. Day by day, thought by thought we are creating each aspect, every detail of our life. We chose to come here to create. We came to have fun, to experience all the delicious adventures in our life that we have manifested. We came to feel the physical world, to simply feel Alive! You can create right now, the perfect life for you. Absolutely nothing is impossible as long as you believe. The Universe Loves you and always has your back. Take a deep breath, feel the calm and ease in you, release all tensions, feel the unconditional love for you from the Universe. You are Loved! You are Free!




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THOUGHTS ALIVE

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus



Because our Thoughts are Alive, as we think, live our day to day lives, worry, fear, daydream and imagine, we are creating our future. You can and have created your world. Your life has unfolded just as you have thought it to be. Step, by step, thought by thought, it was all created, manifested by you. You just didn’t know it. So instead of creating what you wanted you, you were creating what you were seeing, what was around you, what you were experiencing at that time, what you believed you could have and could not create what you thought you couldn’t have. We just weren’t aware, so without knowing it, we have been creating our lives by default, on auto-pilot, without knowing that it was always in our own control.

The truth is You can think anything into being. You can have any lifestyle. You can live any way you wish. No matter what it is. Whether it’s the vacation you want to go on, more money in your bank account, the perfect job, the perfect relationship, a successful business, a perfect fit body, a perfect healthy body, or if you just want to sit on a beach all day, or any other dream or desire you wish. You can have anything you want. You can be anything you want to be. Maybe you just want less stress and more calmness in your life. When you start to Talk about what you want, you bring it to you. Talk about your body healing and it will heal, talk about being thin (never the opposite) and you will become thin. Talk about having money and money will come to you. Talk about the job that you want and you will get it. Talk about the person you wish to meet and that person will appear. Envision the place you want to be, and you will get there. You get to have it all! You are your own artist. Your thoughts are the paintbrush! Your life, the canvas. AND nothing is impossible!

The Universe is always listening, but, it does not hear what you want, not in words. It feels through vibration, through energy, through frequencies what you want, what you feel. As long as you do not doubt and you believe, the Universe will show it to you. It’s a knowing you can feel in your gut.

Test it. Tell the Universe what it is that you want to see and then look for the signs. Ask to hear a song or see your favorite movie. Ask for a bird, a flower, a rainbow, a $20 bill, or an unexpected cup of coffee. Whatever you want. Start with something small, something you believe you can have. It may take an hour it may take 48 hours but it will come. Feel it coming to you and believe, but don’t think about how it will come, just know that it will. That is how powerful you truly are. Be easy about it. Be calm. Don’t force it and most importantly have fun!

In the winter of 2009, I was laid off from my sales job. That following spring, I really wanted to buy a pool for our backyard. However, with two young boys, a mortgage, and two car payments, having only one income made it impossible. They were selling for about $2000-$4,000 at that time. I remember we were still reeling from the “Great Recession” and had no idea when or if I would find another job. On a very warm, sunny day, I sat outside in our backyard. My bare feet in the grass, eyes closed, my face facing the sun. I started daydreaming. As I drifted deeper into the dream, I saw a swimming pool in our back yard. I could feel the pool right next to me. In those few moments it felt so real that if I reached out I could touch it. As I opened my eyes I thought “WHOA!” “That was amazing!” It felt so real. In that moment, we no longer needed a pool, in those few seconds we had one. It felt like a trance.

Forty-eight hours later, while drinking my morning coffee, not looking for anything in particular, I scanned through our local paper. To my surprise, I found someone selling a metal above ground pool. It was a large oval twelve foot x twenty-four foot x four foot pool. They included EVERYTHING, All the accessories, from the ladder, to the chemicals, toys, bricks, skimmers, filters, the cover, everything we would need but the water and sand. And, it was only $600. Within a week, we had a pool in our backyard just like I had envisioned. I had no idea then, but I created that pool. I thought it into being and didn’t even know it. And the best part, it was easy and fun!

Reflections

Our Thoughts are Alive. Every thought you think is alive and creates, your life. You just didn’t know it. You have been creating your life, without knowing that it was always in your own control.

Your thoughts are Alive and create your life. You can create any lifestyle, any dream or desire you wish. You can have it All. Anything… You can have whatever you wish. You can create anything in your life. You have the power, you hold the power. The Universe is always listening and loves you unconditionally. Nothing is impossible! This is how powerful you truly are. Be easy about it and have fun!





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The Law of Attraction

As far as I can tell, it’s just about letting the Universe know what you want and working toward it, while letting go of how it might come to pass.

~Jim Carrey

The Law of Attraction is a Universal Law, just like the Law of Gravity. It’s not something that is real only if you hear about it, and it’s not something that’s new. It’s as old as time and as predictable as gravity.

The Law of Attraction says “like attracts like.” And the attraction comes to you in the way of your thoughts. Whatever you think about, whether you want it or you do not want it, the Law of Attraction (LOA) will find you a match for that thought each and every time. Think of your thoughts as a magnet, whatever you think about is what will come to you, no matter what the thought is. No matter whether it is good or bad, wanted or unwanted, the Law of Attraction doesn’t decipher. Just like the Law of Gravity doesn’t decipher whether you are a good person, bad person, young or old, homeless or a millionaire. No matter what the reason or circumstance you will never ever fall up, if you fall off a building and no matter the object, a feather or a two-ton truck, it will always fall down. The Law of Attraction (LOA) works exactly the same way. The Law of Attraction will find a match to whatever it is you are thinking and will bring you more of it. By making sure your thoughts are focused more on “what you want” and less on what you do not want is a very crucial step in creating your life on purpose.

There are many great people, inventors, and celebrities in this world who know this power and have used this knowledge to create all the success in their lives; Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Andrew Carnegie, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Russell Brand, Steve Harvey, and Jim Carrey, to name just a few. Have you ever watched a video of Jim Carrey? He carried a ten-million dollar check in his pocket that he wrote to himself five years before his first film. Or what about Oprah, she used the Law of Attraction and didn’t even know it to get the part in “The Color Purple.”

You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.

~ Oprah Winfrey

Have you ever bought something, brought it home and then all you saw were people with that very same thing? As soon as you got it, you began to see it everywhere you went? You noticed people talking about it, saw commercials on T.V. and saw signs all over about it? You were in complete shock because you thought what you brought home was so unique and different when you bought it? Thought you were the only one. That’s not your imagination, that’s the Law of Attraction at work. It’s not complicated, but does require you to do a complete 180 degree turn on how you think. Everything you are thinking is creating. The Universe is matching that thought that you are thinking and every feeling you have is telling you if your creation is positive or negative, good or bad. And the best part of all of this is, you now can control everything that comes to you by noticing what you are thinking. Start paying attention to your thoughts and you will see what you are attracting. Pay attention to what you say throughout your day. Do you say negative things, and in return bring those negative situations to you? Things like, “I know there will be a lot of traffic today” or “today is going to suck,” or “I always get stuck at that light” or “that coworker always makes me angry” or “I never find a good seat” or whatever. Every time you think a thought like these, the universe is saying, ok, here is a match to what you just said and oh, here is more of that. It is bringing to you exactly what you do not want. It’s what you expect, but NOT what you want.

You will begin to notice it in others as well. You’ll hear conversations and comments like, “Oh that always happens to me” or “with my luck…” or “I always get sick when…” Start saying to yourself instead, “WOW” everything always works out for me and “Oh, Life is so wonderful!” “Everything comes to me so easily!” I always get the best… (Fill in the blank). When you change what you expect to come to you, you change what comes to you.

Do you know someone who is always winning? Any game they play, contest they enter, they always win? No matter what game, place, situation or scenario, they always win. Whether it’s a new car, money, a cup of coffee or a trip somewhere, they are always winning? They are using the Law of Attraction and may not even know it. They simply feel lucky and don’t resist it.

When my boys were little they looked so much a like people thought they were twins. They both had blue eyes and blonde hair and were pretty close in age. Everywhere we went people would come up to us, ask if they were twins, comment about how adorable they were and how similar their appearance was. They got so much attention from strangers every place we went. Even at a very young age they automatically responded when asked if they were twins, “no, we are eighteen months apart” they would say in unison. It was astounding the attention they got. It wasn’t until after I had them that I began to notice how many other young blonde hair, blue eyed babies and toddlers were living near us. I never noticed them before. Suddenly that was all I saw, it was truly amazing. At the park, at their school, at the bank, at the supermarket, at the beach, everywhere we went every day. It was as if they had a blonde hair blue eyed burst where we lived when they were born. They were everywhere. Yet, the attention that they received from strangers was as if they were the only ones in existence. This went on for many years. My husband and I even became friends with a couple who had blonde hair, blue eyed twin girls.

As the boys got older, they started to receive less and less attention. At the same time, I stopped noticing those little blonde haired blue eyed toddlers around me as well. I just didn’t see them anymore, it was as if they were no longer around, or they all just disappeared all at once. We stopped focusing on it, as they got older, our thoughts and focus changed, changing the energies focus (blonde hair blue eyed babies and toddlers) to a different focus. SO as our thoughts changed, what we started seeing and living changed.

When we moved into our new home, I brought a puppy home, a chocolate lab named Shiloh. That very same day, we started seeing little Shiloh’s everywhere we went. I saw chocolate labs all over! I really never paid much attention to Labrador’s at all until I brought him home. But, boom, there they were! I never noticed that I had 2 neighbors in our neighborhood that had a chocolate and another near my parent’s home. They were in cars as we drove by, at the park, in pet stores and running on the beach. It was truly remarkable.

The day we bought a new white car, we pulled into the supermarket parking lot on our way home. Instantly my jaw dropped, and I said out loud, “holy cow!” do you see all the white cars in the parking lot?!? The parking lot was completely filled with white cars with just a splash of other colors. That’s the law of attraction working. Since I was focused on our new white car that was all I saw.

As I began to learn about the Law of attraction and how it really works, I realized that I can control my thoughts and with that, begin to control what is brought to me. I began to have some fun with it. I started by deciding to find a heart while I took a walk one day. Something simple, something easy. Not only did I find a heart shaped leaf, I also found a rock that was in a perfect heart shape. Shortly after, a car drove by with red and pink hearts splattered all over it. I was absolutely blown away. Now, I see hearts everywhere I go.

Just before we left for our journey across the country, to Austin, Texas, my sister gave me a small Buddha Statue that had belonged to our Aunt. It was small enough to fit in my pocket, so I took it with me everywhere I went. I called it my “Happy Buddha” and each time I pulled it out I would name something that made me happy. I always smiled when I looked at it and kept it under my pillow at night while I slept. Sometimes though, I would forget about where I left it and would lose it. But, I always knew the last place I had it and found it within a day or two. After about six months in Texas, I lost it. I looked everywhere for it, tore apart bedding and boxes, searched clothes piles, my car, work desk, pocketbook and furniture. I searched high and low, every place I could think of, to no avail. I was very upset by this. Every few days or weeks I would begin my search again. This went on for many weeks maybe months. After a very long while I finally gave up and succumbed to the realization that it was gone forever. However every now and then, I would find myself searching again. I really, really wanted to find it! I loved it and wanted it back, it was really very important to me.

One day, many months later, after reading about energy, thought power and mind creation, I decided that I have all the powers of the universe in me and I would not take no for an answer. I was determined to find my “Happy Buddha”. I wanted it back and demanded that the Universe show it to me within forty-eight hours. Well the Universe has quite a sense of humor, because in exactly forty-eight hours from the moment I declared that it show itself to me, I walked into our home to find my boys tearing apart our entire apartment in search of one of Nolan’s “critters”. I completely freaked out. We tore the entire apartment upside down. Every shelf, every box, every couch cushion, every piece of clothing. Every object we owned was dumped out onto the floor. After many, many, hours of searching all through the night, we were just about to give up. I walked back into my bedroom, opened a box with my husband’s belongings in it (on his side of the closet) and there, under a full box of “stuff” was my Buddha at the very bottom underneath everything else! How it got in there, I will never know. I am not supposed to know. What I can tell you though, is that we did not find the critter that day. It came out on its own a few days later. But I was so utterly dumbstruck, with what had occurred.

I DID IT! That was MY power! It was MY mind, MY thoughts that brought it back to me. Wow! It really truly does work!

This story is one of the main reasons why I am writing this book for you. This is what I want everyone to know. This is how Powerful our thoughts are. This is how powerful you are! It really is true! It really does work and my Buddha is my proof of that! Now go and use YOUR Power, Your Thoughts, Your Mind to create what it is YOU really truly want!

Reflections

The Law of Attraction is a Universal Law. Just like the Law of Gravity, it is a powerful and impartial law. The Law of Attraction says like attracts like and comes to you by your thoughts. Whatever you are thinking (anything you are thinking) the Universe will find a match to that thought and bring you more of it. Whatever you think about, whether you want it or you do not want. Always, Every time, no matter what the reason or circumstance. Your thoughts are like a magnet, whatever you think about is what will come to you. By making sure your thoughts are focused more on “what you want” and less on what you do not want and by paying attention to your thoughts is a crucial step in creating your life on purpose.




5

Positive vs Negative Thoughts

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine

how you’re going to live your life.

~Joel Osteen

In our society we tend to focus ALL of our energy talking, complaining and telling everyone within ear shot all the negative things that happens to us each day. Everything that has made us angry, annoyed, pissed off and upset. Everything that we do not want to see in our life is what we focus on the most. So, by default, we keep creating everything that we do not want in our lives. Over and over again, we complain, bitch, moan and complain some more. We tell everyone we know about all the things that happen in our life that makes us angry. We can’t wait to share all the gruesome details with our friends, spouses, siblings, neighbors and co-workers. We tell the same story over and over again to each person we talk to and express, in great detail, all the gruesome injustices that are done to us. We talk about it, we blog about it, we text about it, we rant about it, post and share about it. Little do we know that with each negative thing we talk about, The Universe finds a match, and again, there is more negative to talk about, rinse and repeat. It goes on and on. Day after day, week after week, year after year. Instead of getting what we want, we continue getting what we do not want. And as such, we continue to ask why our lives are the way they are.

One of the most vital things that you can do right here, right now, is to stop any and all negative talk. This is your job now. Your job, is to pay attention to your thoughts and each time you are thinking a negative thought, find something, anything, to take your mind off of it and onto something positive, something good, something that you WANT to see in your life. Remember, what you are seeing and experiencing in your life right now are your past thoughts, it’s old news. Now that you are aware of this, now that you know this and understand, you now have control over your future. You know Your Power now. All of your freedom is in knowing your power. As long as you control your thoughts you have all the freedom in your world. You control everything.

If you want something in your life to change, then you must start to think of positive outcomes, positive dreams, and positive desires to make your future what you want it to be. Picture your future how you wish it to be. Happiness is the answer to it all, it’s the answer to everything that you want now or will ever want. If at any time it becomes uncomfortable, if you start to feel angry, hesitant, scared or feel any other negative feeling, or if what you are thinking, you begin to doubt, if you start to believe that it is not possible, then STOP immediately and find another thought. Don’t think about that thing you do not want at all, don’t think about anything that doesn’t feel good. Change your thinking right away. This is where your freedom lies. By learning to control your thoughts, you control your world.

In the beginning, it will take a bit of effort, you will really have to be aware and stop your negative thoughts and switch your thoughts to something happier, something positive, things wanted. We are so programmed to think negative, to worry and doubt, that it will be a challenge at first. But just as with anything new you try, like dieting and exercising or quitting smoking, with practice, it will get easier and easier as the days go on. After a little while you will become aware quicker, catch yourself thinking negatively sooner. What will begin to happen is you will start to notice that more positive situations and outcomes will begin to come to you. You’ll start to find more “good days” where everything goes right, where everything works out with less effort, more ease.

Begin thinking, dreaming and talking about the things that make you happy, the things that you want to see in your life. Talk about your desires, aspirations, write about them, think about them, dream about them, daydream about what you love and what you wish for. Reach for happy thoughts, happy moments, whatever feels good to think about. Guide your thoughts to happy memories and future outcomes. Get Happy! Or, if that seems to difficult at first, if you have a hard time stopping the negative feeling, or have a hard time holding onto your positive feelings, then just start to change your thoughts to something else, something completely off that subject, until your negative feelings dissipate. This will make a tremendous difference in your life. Just be easy on yourself, know that you are learning a new way of thinking, a new way of living. You’re flipping around everything you have ever known, everything that you have ever thought to be true. Everything that you have ever lived. It’s a complete one hundred eighty degree turn around of thinking. Just know that you got this! You are powerful! You are loved! You are a Powerful Creator!

By knowing this, you are Free. You are free to think how you think. You and only you control what you think, how you think. All of your freedom is in changing your thoughts. In guiding them where you want them to be. All of your freedom is in your power. As long as You can guide your thoughts, you are always free.

I use a phrase I read a few years back. Well, I “altered” it a bit to keep it positive. It helps me to remember to keep things simple, to be easier on myself. To relax, not to rush things, to know that everything is coming to me with ease.

KISS- Keep It Simple Sunshine! I love it. I say this every day to myself out loud and when I notice that I am pushing to make something happen, or to help me make a decision. I immediately stop and say “Keep it simple sunshine!”

Keep it simple. We make things so complicated. Everything we do becomes a process. Steps to be taken, plans laid out, goals to be set. No pain, no gain. If you’re not moving, you’re lazy. Work hard, play harder. We have it all mixed up. Instead, we need to relax, think positive, happy thoughts and let the good come to us.

My husband brought home this adorable little puppy for our son Crosby. Shiloh was Nolan’s dog, so he wanted Crosby to have his own dog. The very first thing that was said to him when the dog owner handed “Toby” over to my husband was “Good Luck”… he was puzzled by this, but really didn’t pay much attention. It wasn’t more than twenty four hours that we started to realize what the owner meant. Toby, while absolutely cute and so darn adorable, was getting into mischief every chance he got. He kept jumping out of the car window each time the car would stop, he closed the window on his neck with his paw a few times choking himself as well. He chewed up our bathroom rug, many of the boy’s toys and stuffed animals, our ottoman, and even our brand new coffee table. He began getting out of the gate in our backyard, continuously barking at our next door neighbors on their porch. He then started running across busy intersections. Each time he did something wrong, we talked about it. We started sharing stories with everyone about this “bad” new puppy we had. We told family, shared stories with our neighbors and friends. Every day, it seemed we had a new story to share and, with each new day, Toby got bigger and bigger and so did his mischiefs. Not only was he tearing things apart, but he started fighting with our neighbors animals. It got so bad that one of our neighbors called the police on him for scratching her dog. Another incident, a neighbor’s dog attacked him and ripped off part of Toby’s ear, leaving them both quarantined for a month by the SPCA. We were fired by a professional dog sitter, the owner of the company stating she had such a hard time with him, he took up so much time and she just did not want to come back. He killed our neighbor’s cat when it jumped our fence into our yard. And the absolute worst, he killed one of our neighbor’s brand new puppy.

The problems with Toby just got bigger and bigger and each time something happened, we talked, complained and fussed about it. We thought with each new incident that we would have to get rid of him. And with each new incident we tried to fix the problem but the problem was still always the problem.

Fast forward five years to when we were moving to Austin and we really thought we were in trouble. We had to drive with him for two days. We had no idea how he would be on the trip, stuck in the back of our van and seeing other animals at rest stops. We didn’t think it would go well and we were moving to an apartment complex that was full of other dogs and cats. We were terrified.

BUT what happened instead was an absolute miracle. Toby was a perfect angel on the two day road trip. He was relaxed, (as were we) quiet, he listened very well and loved being in the van with us. Once we arrived, we started talking about how good he was and less about the stories of horror. Slowly, Toby became a really good dog. He started to listen better, was calm and very well behaved. Little by little, our timing became so good that we hardly ever ran into other neighbors. As time went on we rarely would see any other animals outside or Toby just simply ignored them. He even found a human friend that loved him, stopped just to pet and talk to him daily, and often gave him tennis balls for him to play with when he saw him.

The reason I named this chapter “Positive vs Negative” is twofold. Number one, it is in your best interest, and probably one of the most important things that you can do for you right now is to STOP any and all negative talk! Right here, right now. What you need to do instead is start paying attention to your thoughts, start focusing on positive stories, positive outcomes, positive feelings, positive people, positive everything. This, I cannot find the words to explain how critical, how crucial this is, and how significantly this will affect your life. This is a huge, gigantic, tremendous, colossal step in changing your life, changing your outcomes, changing what comes to you. Once you start to change your thinking you will be blown away at how easily your life will transform. You will begin to create the life you have always wanted, desired, dreamed of. As you begin to practice daily, with each new day you will see more and more evidence of positive outcomes. More positive, happy situations, more coincidences, more days that just seem to have everything go right. When you realize that your thoughts are creating and that by just changing your thoughts, changes the outcome, and with that, changes your life, you then hold all the Power. Things that use to be a major ordeal will no longer be so. You are in control now, and now, when you do see negative come to you in your life you will not look at it with the same overwhelming dread and fear. You are a powerful creator, you are loved, you are free, you are magic!

However, if you only have positive life events, good happy outcomes in your life you would become bored, disinterested, blase, unenthused. You would not have things not wanted, difficult, or negative situations to help you decide what you want next. You would eventually stop creating. You need some negative in your life in order to know what you do not want, which in turn, forces you to know, in that moment, what it is you do truly want. Which then, helps you create your next desire. This is how life works. Now, you may be disagreeing with me right now, but if everything was perfect in your life you wouldn’t have a strong desire to make anything else happen. If I didn’t have a strong desire to move out of Delaware and didn’t care about what was lacking in my life or my family’s life, then I would have never found Austin. And if I didn’t really have a strong desire to find my Buddha then I would not have looked so hard to find it, or demanded that it be found. AND I probably would not have written this book!

When you meet that person who treats you bad, you immediately know that you want someone who treats you good. Being treated with kindness and respect now becomes a priority for you. You probably wouldn’t have thought about it unless you had the negative. You then begin to daydream and wish for kindness, love and appreciation, imagining the person of your dreams, the person who is caring, loving, understanding and compassionate (Although, if you keep going back to focusing on what was done to you, keep playing all the negative over and over again in your head, not letting it go, not forgetting and still focusing on what you do NOT want, then you will not be able to let in the positive). When you spend your days struggling, you wish for ease, for comfort. When you are fighting anything, you wish for peace. We would not know what is important, essential to us without having a strong negative thought about what we do not want. When you are ill you want wellness. When you are poor you want wealth.

Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reflections

If you want something in your life to change, you must start to think of positive outcomes. Stop any and all negative thoughts and negative talk. Picture your future how you wish it to be. Talk about what makes you happy, think about and reach for happy thoughts, happy moments. Talk about your dreams, desires, aspirations, what you love and what you wish for. Whatever feels good to think about. Be easy on yourself. Get Happy! As you begin to practice daily, with each new day you will see more and more evidence of positive outcomes. You are in control now, and now, when you do see negative come to you in your life, you will not look at it the same way. Remember, in order to let positive in, you must be willing to let negative out.

BUT, You must have some negative in your life. This helps you to know what you do not want. Which in turn, forces you to know, in that moment, what it is you do want, which then helps you create your next desire. By knowing and understanding this, you now can remain calm, knowing that it’s not bad, or the end of the world. You now know instantly what it is you want and can begin to create the outcome you desire. It’s just your next creation.



6

Point of Focus

Our thoughts create our reality, where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go

~ Peter McWilliams

Whatever you are thinking about or focusing on is called your Point of Focus. It’s whatever you are looking at, paying attention to or giving your energy to. Your point of focus is what you are attracting to you. Whether it’s positive or negative, wanted or unwanted. Whatever you think about, focus on, begins to expand, it gets bigger. Remember the Law of Attraction is going to find a match to your thoughts (your focus point) and give you more.

As you focus on a problem, the problem becomes your Point of Focus. Whatever it is, an illness, lack of money, a relationship, the person who makes you angry, your car, your job, your weight. Whatever it is, focusing on that problem will never change the scenario. The problem is still the focus. But, by simply changing your Point of Focus, by becoming aware of and taking control of your point of focus, by changing it to the outcome you want, what you want the resolution to be, you then change the situation. By simply taking your focus off of whatever the problem is, simply ignoring it, looking at something else altogether is enough for you to change your Focus Point.

Let’s say, you are wanting to travel to a specific destination. Most of us would enter the location you want to get to into your GPS (Point of Focus), up pops a map of where you are now and the distance to the location you want to get to, your destination. The destination is now your new Focus Point. No matter how you get there or how long it takes, no matter what you pass along the way, your point of focus IS your destination. You control it. You can simply change your point of focus to where you want to be. Change your destination, the problem (WHAT YOU ARE FOCUSING ON) from where you are to the solution. Then the solution is what begins to show itself to you. This is why someone who is dieting and exercising begins to lose the weight. They are changing their focus to their slimming body, they start looking at themselves different, start seeing the positive results, Feeling the results. They begin feeling thin, focusing on a more positive outcome.

You want your point of focus to ALWAYS be what you want. You must always focus on the end result, where you want to be. You can control your point of focus by simply paying attention to what you are focusing on. Is it positive or negative? Once you begin to take notice of the differences, you will begin to catch yourself faster and faster AND gain better control. You’ll begin to attract more positive situations, better outcomes and life experiences. You’ll start to see with each new situation, issues and problems will begin to resolve themselves with more ease, less strain, and absolute calmness. You will get so good at catching yourself earlier and changing your thoughts, changing your Point of Focus. You’ll begin to find that life will become easy, things will flow better, and your life will become magical and fun! This is how you create on purpose!


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