I love this quote from Abraham-Hicks:
Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying, you are planning. When you’re appreciating you are planning…What are you planning?
Excerpted from the workshop: Silver Spring, MD on April 19, 1997
A teacher I had many years ago, Frederic Lehrman said “Worry is a prayer for something you don’t want.”
I would go on to say that you can only be flowing energy one way or another. You may have an event happen that will cause an emotion, but you then get to choose how far to go down that rabbit hole with it. And it is a choice.
If you’ve made it a habit to let emotions rule, then it will take some work to start to direct them, but it is possible.
On the other side, you have gratitude. When you are in deep appreciation and gratitude, it’s a huge beacon to the universe that you love what you are appreciating and so the universe delivers more to be grateful for.
The person that has taught me the most about this is a wonderful friend of mine who is The Gratitude Girl, Elizabeth Hartigan. She offers an amazing guided gratitude journal to focus on this awesome practice. You can find out more at http://TheGratitudeGirl.com and on her Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/TheGratitudeGirl
So when you understand that your thoughts create emotions which then create manifestations or outcomes, it sure makes you want to pay attention to what you’re thinking about, huh?!
And further, you can program yourself to regularly think more empowering thoughts as an ongoing process in your life. You can do this in several ways.
First are books. It’s amazing what can happen as you read on a regular basis. I’m talking about life enriching books, not frothy novels. I choose to read vs. listen on tape because to fully assimilate many of these new ideas, you may need to “chew” on them a bit. Meaning, you stop and think a concept over. Maybe reread it a couple of times. That is tough to do when you’re just listening. You are a full participant in what is being communicated if you are reading.
Secondly, where audio does have a place is personal development audio. I work with a company that has hundreds of hours of calls that were recorded on many subjects regarding personal development. There are also many you can download from amazon, the library or many other outlets. They are great to listen to when you’re exercising, sitting quietly or driving so that you can focus on what is being said.
Third, you can subscribe to newsletters that offer daily sustenance emails in the personal development or spiritual vein. I subscribe to Abraham-Hicks, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Cynthia Kersey, Daily Om and The Universe at Tut to name a few.
Fourth, you can watch videos for free on YouTube or subscribe to any author or speaker you feel drawn to for their videos. For instance, Abraham-Hicks has a YouTube channel where you can access many of their videos. Just about any speaker you can think of has videos you can watch.
Fifth, you can like or subscribe to fan pages and groups on Facebook that are dedicated to personal development and/or spirituality. Much like Elizabeth Hartigan’s page cited above, there are many Facebook pages that post content to help uplift you and program your mind for positivity and success.
So, you’re going to be thinking thoughts all day anyway. Doesn’t it make sense to direct them for your utmost benefit? I think so!! All the Best my friends!