The Power of Thoughts

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We can mold, shape and change our life through our thoughts. Our thoughts shape everything we experience and shape the way we react to any experience. We need to understand that our thoughts are important in shaping our present and future. With power over our thoughts, we have power over anything in our life and this is sometimes something hard to grasp. This is because we constantly like to blame other people for our actions or their actions, when really, it is all through our experience and our thoughts. When you have control over your thoughts, you are in a vulnerable state which is why some people choose to not shape their thoughts, however, no matter what, your thoughts are always there. By shifting your thoughts to positive ones, you can bet your experience will be positive. 

Our happiness depends on a few factors:

-50% genetic

-10% the circumstance you are in

-40% your thoughts

Your experience in the moment is based on 40% of your happiness. This means that almost 50% of your experience can be changed JUST THROUGH the change of your thoughts. You can also rewire your genealogy and through your thoughts your circumstances CAN change, so you don’t just have a 40% chance for happiness, it can get to 100%. But to start, you begin with molding your 40% of thoughts and the rest will solve itself. 

How to shift your thoughts:

Marci Shimoff, the author of Happy for No Reason states that our negative thoughts are like velcro. When our negative thoughts come, we must feel them and acknowledge them and then let them go. If we hold on to them or choose to ignore them, then nothing will be solved. We cling to our negative emotions but when you choose to overcome them, endless possibilities will come to the surface. 

Taken from page 83 in Happy For No Reason, Shimoff stated that we have 60,000 thoughts per day

-60,000 thoughts per day

-1 thought a second

-95% are the same thoughts you had yesterday

-80% are negative

-Over 45K negative thoughts 

This clearly show how much we as humans live in the past and don’t live in the present moment because we are constantly thinking of thoughts we have the day before and constantly having negative thoughts. However, through some extra effort, this can be rewired.

In the book, Shimoff shows a method to shift your thoughts called “The Work”. This exercise is a series of questions to allow you to get in touch with your feelings and your beliefs and to allow to to release your thoughts.

(There are many ways to shift your thoughts and this is just one method) 

Ask yourself these questions about a specific Belief/Thought: 

  1. Is it true?
  2. Can you absolutely believe it’s true?
  3. How do you react when you believe that thought? What happens?
  4. What would you be without that thought?

This is a method to allow you to release your thoughts or belief and realize it may have had a negative impact on you so you can realize it shouldn’t matter to believe in it. Other methods to shift our thoughts is to:

  1. Express gratitude daily
  2. Do something you love to do to distract your mind from the negative mind
  3. Meditation, yoga, chanting, exercise to release toxins, relieve stress, help your negative thoughts 
  4. Do what makes you happy - it can be anything from cooking to organizing to learning etc 

The Triangle Exercise

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In the triangle exercise, taken from Mike Dooley’s book, “Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life’s Magic”, he explores how to manifest your dreams while not complicating what should be done by you and what should be done by the universe. When first learning about the laws of the universe, some people may doubt what the universe can do and some people want to put everything on the universe – believing they don’t have to do anything to manifest their desires. Mike Dooley explores the specificity of this, and states that you must do SOMETHING in order to manifest your dream, but HOW it happens, is up to the universe. A way to organize this is through the triangle exercise. This allows you to organize your thoughts showing what you should do and what the universe will take care of. The triangle exercise can be for anything you’d like to manifest, for example, a new job, a new relationship or a new dress.

 Step 1:

-Make the triangle

-Cut a line through it vertically

-One side with your name, the other side with the universe

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 Step 2: Your Side

-Make a list of what YOU can do towards your dream

-Physically, logically and spiritually

-Some examples

Write a list about what to do, a plan

If you’re a writer, write more

If you’re in sales, make more cold calls

If you are a singer, keep singing songs or write new lyrics

If you are in need of a new relationship, join an online dating website

Step 3: Universe Side

-Think of miracles, magic, opportunities that the Universe can offer

-Some examples

New, helpful people coming in your life

A surprise check in the mail to help buy your dress/car/anything

Help you wake up with inspiration, new ideas to solve your dream

Get over a fear

 Step 4: Start focusing on your side and let the universe do its magic!

Example Below:

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*Featured is our A Life With Peace journals, coming soon 

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THE MAGIC By: Rhonda Byrne

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The following pages were taken from Rhonda Byrne's book, The Magic.

If you haven’t already read it, and you are on your journey to a life with peace, pick up a copy and follow the steps she suggests. Rhonda Byrne shares with you practices to be completed over 28 days. If you follow her suggestions, you will see a huge difference in what comes back to you even in that short period of time. Everything in your life reflects where you are in one way or another, why not reflect back positive, wonderful things?

It is important that you put aside all of the beliefs you hold just for a little while and give these words a chance to resonate. If you are open, you will find that although it may not make “sense” to your mind right away, it will make "sense" to your heart, and living from your heart is the only way you can live a life with peace.

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Who Are You Really?

IMG_6153 One of the most well-written, straight to the point novels about how to follow your dreams and the quantum physics science behind it. Really nailing all the points to be happy, why we should be happy and how to be happy, is obviously why this is a New York Times Bestseller novel.

The First Part discusses "Awakening Consciousness" the Second Part is "Expeiriencing Energy", then Freeing Yourself, Going Beyond and Living Life. The sequence is in an chronological order really leading up to a strong outcome of the book. This is one of the many books that will be sure to leave a long-lasting impact on you. As I have read this book over three times, I am still learning new things about myself and the nature of the universe.

This story really discusses how things are the way the are and how they happen - through science, and through the universe.

A definite read for a starter in the "universe" area as well as for experts that want to further expand their knowledge.

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