How often have we ordered food at a restaurant or clothes from an online catalog and said to ourselves when it came to us, “This is not what I expected; this is not what I ordered!”
Now sometimes, the human error factor causes our desires to be misunderstood. In the world of our thoughts, are there any mistakes?
The lesson I read this morning from A Course in Miracles stated:
What happens is what I desire. What does not occur is what I do not want to happen. This I must accept.
Another quote from ACIM came to mind as I meditated on this lesson.
There are no idle thoughts.
Uh-oh……….what do I do now? Have my thoughts really created my life as it is today. Can’t I factor in other people’s behavior and believe that I am a victim of their humanity, poor judgement and harmful nature? Why do my thoughts have to count for soooooooooooooo much?
Louise L. Hay in her book The Power is Within You discusses the subconscious mind.
Our subconscious minds make no judgements. Our subconscious mind has no sense of humor.
Even if I make a sarcastic comment or put-down about others or myself (which I am very good at) my subconscious believes that the statement is true. It does not get the joke and share in the fun!
Steve and I had the pleasure of traveling to Lake Michigan this past weekend to enjoy the beach. When we arrived at my favorite location we realized that a symphony orchestra concert was planned right there at the shelter. How perfect was that! As we sat enjoying our abundance I realized that even in the midst of this most relaxing, beautiful setting I had the choice to entertain anxious, fearful thoughts about my life. I chose not to! I chose instead to focus on blessing each one of my present and future clients and students as they were being prepared to work with me and thanking everyone around me for preparing me to be with them. I envisioned my own success and the success of those that I work with and felt the pleasure it gave me to see all of us express their strengths benefit of the world we influence.
Another amazing thing happened. I went for a yearly physical with trepidation about weight, blood pressure, etc being 50 (the whole colonoscopy thing). I had exercised that day and meditated to lower my blood pressure as I prepared for the appointment. I hope the results were accurate because I had the lowest BP numbers I had ever had.
I began this semester’s online class with a request for each student to review the goals for the class and state an intention for themselves in relation to the goals and their desired outcome. I am really pleased with the overall response. I think is setting a great tone for everyone’s experience.
If my thoughts and intentions are so powerful then I have to ask myself two critical questions.
- How have my thoughts brought me into the situation I now experience?
- How can I manage my thoughts and create intentions that can change my world?
The answer: Think consciously, act intentionally.
What are you ordering from the universe today?