Coming in 2016

My weekly blogs are brought to you in part by my ministry - Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation. We are part of a much larger organization, Centers for Spiritual Living.

In 2016, the Foundation joins over 100 other CSL ministries around the world in promoting, discussing and working toward the goal shown above. My blogs will be based on a monthly theme, with a difference aspect of that topic in my weekly blogs.the_global_vision

But is “a world that works for everyone” even possible? I believe it is. Why?

Because our thoughts create our experience. The question “But what about …?” is a sure way to keep ourselves and our planet in conflict. The only way to be part of this movement, which is taking place with people and 21st century organizations worldwide, is to start with ourselves.

That doesn't mean we turn blind eye to the challenges around us. In fact, this avenue of thinking allows us to take an even greater part in the changes we all desire. How?

Taking personal responsibility for our own lives quickly changes the situations in which we find ourselves. You already know how the energy in the room changes when you’re around someone who doesn’t have a kind word to say about anyone or anything. The opposite is also true,

I invite you to join me on a year-long quest for this ideal, making it part of your personal and business life, as well affecting change for good on our planet.

May you have a safe and prosperous New Year – See you in 2016!

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,

Terry

Focusing Our Attention

Have you ever wondered why positive thinking doesn’t always seem to work? Do you understand the difference between “positive thinking” and “thinking positively?”

First let me point out the first question includes “doesn’t seem to work,” not “doesn’t work.”  Positive thinking works exactly the same way as prayer, even the type of affirmative prayer developed by Religious Science founder, Ernest Holmes. Our answers can only be reached at our level of acceptance.

Focusing our attention on one particular action has become increasingly difficult in our first world society. Multitasking – which I define as attempting to do a lot of stuff at the same time in a half-assed way leading to more frustration – has become the norm. It’s multitaskingtotally impossible to be focused on one thing and be thinking about another. Face a grizzly bear running toward you with snot and spit oozing out of its face and tell me you’re really concerned about painting the bedroom or how your lover forgot your birthday.

The basic universal law governing the demonstrations in our life that we desire is the Law of Cause and Effect. The answer to our prayer can only be realized if what we initiate in prayer is what we actually want. This leads us to the difference between positive thinking and thinking positively.

Both positive thinking and thinking positively are effective, though the latter will garner us far better results. The former is like changing the oil in your car; that latter like a major tune-up. Why?

Because positive thinking is light years away from the way we have been taught to think, which often ends up being “prepare for the worst and hope for the best.” Holmes taught us that hope is better than despair, but it pales in comparison to positively knowing the Truth in any situation.

We must completely and without exception laser-focus our attention on our desire or goal. If we don’t it’s the same thing as expecting the recitation of affirmations alone to create what we want without any further effort on our part.

Realizing our desires is an inside job. How many times have you heard someone say after a prayer, “Well, I hope that happens, but I don’t see how it can.” That’s exercising what I call the “Eeyore Consciousness,” the gloomy expectations of the little donkey from the Winnie the Pooh stories whose tail keeps falling off.

This is where thinking positively excels. The person who consistently thinks positively, meaning truly believing in the prayer or affirmation, and rejects any thought of that desire not being made manifest will find her or his answer.

Focusing our attention is mandatory for our hopes, dreams, goal and vision to become a reality. Is that easy? No. The majority of people don’t want to put in the effort, which explains why we don’t have more of what we want in our lives. Are you committed 100 percent to what you want? Are you willing to focus your attention on the attainment of that desired outcome? Do so and you’ll find your life unfolding in a manner you’ve never experienced up until now.

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,

Terry

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