“When a man learns the art of thinking from the end, that man is master of his fate”.
There was a time, when I wasn’t entirely sure what this meant. Intellectually I understood the words, but I wasn’t really doing it. And you know that old zen saying, to know, but not to do, is not to know. Well that was me. And yet it’s really, really important to get this, to do this, if we’re to have any alterations in our current circumstances.
You might say, hey I meditate, I make the time and effort to vizualize and I practice affirmations. All well and good. There are so many advantages to all these practices and you know I do them all. But think about this for a minute. You’re investing time in imagining the best things ever: wonderful relationships, fabulous health, great happiness and joy, and financial freedom, woohoo. Then you go about your business, thinking the same old thoughts you’ve always had, and surprise surprise you’re getting the same old results you always got.
Hmmm, would you say there’s something wrong with this picture?
What we need to do is think from the place that we have this wonderful life, instead of thinking of it. The average person defines his dreams but he remains back here looking at them. It’s a bit like buying a house, but never occupying it. If we don’t occupy the state of our dreams, radiate from them, thinking from them, as though they were real, we can never have them.
Whatever thoughts you opt for, you are sending messages to your subconscious – this is what I want. And when repeated, with feeling, your subconscious proceeds to offer you evidence of the truth of what you want, and sometimes what you don’t want…we’ve all experienced that! You’ve got to admit, its a pretty great system.
We begin by defining the end, the place where everything we currently desire is here, and then we feel we are that person, we have those things, we’re enjoying our fulfilled desires.
We must stay focused on what reason denies, what our senses deny, and proceed in that assumption, knowing that even though it doesn’t confirm itself tonight or tomorrow, by continuing to live in the assumption that we are what we want to be, it must and it will become a fact in our world.
The last time we bought a house, we didn’t have a clue how it would come about. Mortgages were tough, money was tight and in the world of ‘facts’ it didn’t even seem a remote possibility. We decided that our outcome was that we lived in our ideal house/home at a great price, and on ideal terms. Whatever that looked like. It didn’t matter to us if we rented one or bought one…our end was simply that it was ideal for us.
So I said, well if this were true and we were about to move into our ideal house what would I be thinking about and the first thing that came into my head was I’d be thinking about who would help us move, what would be the best time to move, and how shall I organize the packing. Now these might not be the thoughts you’d have in similar circumstances, but this is pretty organized thinking for me…I’m a teeny bit proud of it!
We didn’t even have a house in mind. But I stayed focused on how we loved our ‘ideal home’ and how easy our move was. Every night before I fell asleep I imagined being in our bed in our ideal house and how that felt…pretty darn good I can tell you.
Within six weeks or so…I’d have to check with my Darling One for exact dates, we’d found a house, our Realtor organized a great deal and we moved in. True story.
Just to keep it real, not everything we desire falls into place quite this quickly and quite this easily…but it could, if we would tune in and listen only for what we desire to be true. And remain faithful to this new thinking, preventing our old thoughts from returning
To get something you’ve never had, you have to be someone you never were and this means that your thoughts must stem from the place that you are the one who’s desire was fulfilled. And you know what…if we can do it, so can you.
Encourage one another.