I think Buddha said it best when he said, “Mind is everything. What you think you become.” Very plainly stated and yet so powerful. What you think, you become.
This week was about concentration. How shifting the thought that we are concentrating on will manifest that thought. It is so easy to get sucked into thinking about what is wrong with our lives. Money, health, family, jobs, money (thought this was worth mentioning twice), relationships, ect. But when that is all we are thinking about, all the universe hears is what we are throwing out there and decides to give it to us. The universe is very generous like that!
Haanel says “If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage. If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance. If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health. Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact; this is the germ cell, the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide, direct and bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest into form.”
I think this is probably the most powerful statement in this weeks readings. It has made me think about what I have been focusing on for the last while and how simply changing my own thinking will, in fact, change me. I am courageous, I am healthy, I am strong, and I can do anything. We have all heard Mark say that your subconscious mind has no defense against our voice. So, this being the case, I will now become the crazy lady that talks to herself all day.
Ok blog peeps, mama’s back!! Week 15 for me has been incredibly eye opening. Reading about personal growth after a period of an identity crisis was kinda needed. It completely reaffirmed my revelations and my decisions. It’s amazing how you can make one simple decision and, all of the sudden, the rest of your life seems to just fall into place.
#7- “All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit. Difficulties and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth.”
The last few months have been so trying and incredibly difficult but well worth the pain and the anguish because the other side of them is wide open for me! Once I got right with myself and was honest with myself I started a new journey. And this journey is very different than the one that I was on previously. I know I said this before, but, it’s funny how what you think you really “wanted” in life, isn’t what you really “needed”. And once you figure out what you really need, that’s when life begins. I realized that my dream to live somewhere else was an escape. I thought that if we lived somewhere else, everything would be different. But everything would be exactly the same, just in a different location. I realized that I needed to be happy wherever I was. That if I could be completely happy where I am now, I would then be completely happy anywhere I decided to go.
#9- “The inexorable requirements of growth demand that we exert the greatest degree of attraction for what is perfectly in accord with us. Our highest happiness will be best attained through our understanding of, and conscious cooperation with natural laws.”
As I said earlier, once I made one simple decision, TONS of doors are opening for me. I feel like because its my true dharma, I am attracting it! I feel like my life is lining up and where we are headed this year will be so worth all the struggle in years past. I finally feel like I can breathe.
Holy Shnikes! Does anyone else agree that Scroll 4 is incredibly EMPOWERING?! This has been such an amazing journey for me. It has forced me to look at my life and make some pretty startling realizations. But, that said, it has allowed me to be completely honest with myself. This scroll could not have come at a better time for me.
As Og says in Scroll 4;
“But my skills, my mind, my heart and my body will stagnate, rot, and die lest I put them to good use. I have unlimited potential.”
This is brilliant! I have let myself go for so long, and now it’s my turn to shine. I have unlimited potential! Last week I said that I was going to taking my CrossFit Level 1 Certification to become a coach. Well, I registered for the course this week and have added something else. I want to also council people in nutrition. I want to be able to give them everything they need to transform their health. I decided that mid week, and Friday one of the owners of my gym asked me to help her put together a nutritional challenge!! I hadn’t even told her! How crazy is that?! I have unlimited potential!
Og also says;
“I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not shrink into a grain of sand. Henceforth I will apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”
There are really no limits for me with where I am taking my life right now. To say that I am excited is a bit of an understatement. I am growing into a mountain bit by bit, inch by inch and before you know it, I will be taller than I ever dreamed.