What you think of yourself and others may be intercepting many of the good things that you can bring into your life. Thinking and believing negative things about yourself and others will not allow goodness to enter your life. If you feel you are unattractive, unable to attain success, keep thinking poverty thoughts, not be able to love, are unfit, and not loved – then you will be all these things.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer writes in his book, The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way, indicates that there “are four ways that will prevent you from reaching for and connecting to the universal, creative Spirit of intention.”
1. Thinking about what’s missing in your life. To match up with intention, you first have to catch yourself in that moment you’re thinking about what’s missing. Then shift to intention. Now what I find missing in my life, but to what I absolutely intend to manifest and attract into my life – with no doubts, no waffling, and no explaining!
2. Thinking about the circumstances of your life. If you don’t like some of the circumstances of your life, by all means don’t think about them. You must train your imagination (which is the universal mind running through you) to shift from what you don’t want to what you do want. All of that mental energy you spend complaining about what is – to anyone who will listen – is a magnet for attracting more of what is into your life. You, and only you, can overcome this impediment because you’ve put it on your path to intention. Simply change your inner speech to what you intend the new circumstances of your life to be.
You must learn to assume responsibility for the circumstances of your life without any accompanying guilt. The circumstances of your life aren’t the way they are because of karmic debt or because you’re being punished. The circumstances of your life, including your health, are yours. Somehow they showed up in your life, so just assume that you participated in all of it. Your inner speech is uniquely your own creation, and it’s responsible for attracting more of the circumstances that you don’t want. Link up with intention, use your inner speech to stay focused on what you intend to create, and you’ll find yourself regaining the power of your Source.
3. Thinking about what has always been. When your inner speech focuses on the way things have always been, you act upon your thoughts of what has always been, and the universal all-creating force continues to deliver what has always been. Why? Because your imagination is a part of that which imagined you into existence. It’s the force of creation, and you’re using it to work against you with your inner speech.
Imagine the absolute Spirit thinking like this: I can’t create life anymore because things haven’t worked for me in the past. There have been so many mistakes in the past, and I can’t stop thinking about them! How much creating do you think would occur if Spirit imagined in this way? How can you possibly connect to the power of intention if your thoughts, which are responsible for your intending, focus on all that’s gone before, which you abhor? The answer is obvious, and so is the solution. Make a shift and catch yourself when you’re focusing on what always has been, and move your inner speech to what you intend to manifest.
4. Thinking about what “they” want for you. There’s probably a long list of people, most of them relatives, who have strong ideas about what you should be doing, how you should be thinking and worshipping, where you should be living, how you should be scheduling your life, and how much of your time you should be spending with them – especially on special occasions and holidays! Our definition of friendship thankfully excludes the manipulation and guilt that we so often put up with in our families.
Inner dialogue that commiserates about the manipulative expectations of others ensures that this kind of conduct continues to flow into your life. If your thoughts are on what others expect of you – even though you despise their expectations – you’ll continue to act on and attract more of what they want and expect for you. Removing the obstacle means that you decide to shift your inner speech to what you intend to create and attract into your life. You must do this with unswerving intent, and a commitment to not giving mental energy to what others feel about how you live your life. This can be a tough assignment at first, but you’ll welcome the shift when you do it.
Practice catching yourself when you have a thought of what others want for you, and ask yourself, Does this expectation match up with my own? If not, simply laugh at the absurdity of being upset of frustrated over the expectations of others about how you should be running your life. This is a way to match up and become impervious to the criticisms of others, and simultaneously put a stop to the insidious practice of continuing to attract into your life something you don’t want. But the big payoff is that these critics realize that their judgements and critiques are pointless, so they simply desist. A three-for-one bonus, achieved by shifting your attention away from what others want or expect for you to how you want to live your life.
As I mentioned, the above passages are from Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s book, The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way. This book is a great resource to help you reconnect with Source and living the life you want to live through the power of intention and manifestation. Personally, I have found that this book has allowed me to focus on my inner dialogue and has helped me change that dialogue to a more creative, kind, loving, beautiful, expansive, abundant and receptive one.
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Together, we can make the world a more positive one!