Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Programming - Empowering Your Mind

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. - Thomas A. Edison

Choices and Illusions is a good place to start if you are interested in upgrading your mental playing field. Author and recent Conscious Living guest, Eldon Taylor, explores the topic of conscious creation: How our thoughts create our life experiences.

Whether we know it or not, we are constantly shifting and sorting our various daily encounters into some sort of pattern or program. As we continue to build upon our perceptions and beliefs in response to our exposure to certain events, we create the life we think and hold focus on.

When you finally address the power that you have in determining your attitude and response to whatever drama of the daily grind, you can turn your life around and rather than occupying the roll of victim, become the director of your life and assign yourself a role you want to play instead of the one you were handed or assigned before you knew you actually had a say in the process.

Every thought is powerful. Daydreams, wishes, hopes, fantasies, each has a place. If you can step back and separate yourself from the action for a bit, you can begin to look at what is going on in the present moment and trace how you played a part in setting that up.

When you become successful in tracking that, you will awaken to your role as creator and discover how brilliant you are at creating the current scenario and - if you would like to engage that ability - begin to work on shifting your thoughts to incorporate desired outcomes and conscious reactions.

The alternative: allowing the auto-pilot conditioning and fear-based programs to run amuck.

The choice is yours.

A very real trap is to give more attention to the worst case scenario. The more focus that has, the more likely it is to show up. Instead, one can imagine best case scenarios and work to set an environment conducive to creation of those outcomes with less attachment to the worst case scenario. Then, allow for an upgrade from the Universe.

The mind is a sponge and on constant input/output mode. We have the power to recognize that. We can curtail the toxic input and offer up a high octane diet of productive energy, good thoughts, good ideas, fun pastimes, upbeat energy.

Whatever goes into your emotional stew, comes out on you. Our bodies illustrate the result or the product of what we believe. Turns out, the aging process is a great illuminator. The tell tale lines of fret, worry, pessimism show up without fail.

As wonderful as we are in our creative ability, there really is no need for anyone to grow old before their time. The key to staying young and vibrant is to remain filled with curiosity and wonder.

Then life is a holiday.

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. - Thomas A. Edison

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