So I have been diligently practicing positive conscious thinking again this week. This has included filling my mind with more positive input: Watching more positive television (Check out “Touch” on Netflix), reading or listening to Ernest Holmes whenever I get the chance. I have also been painstakingly adjusting my output from negativity and fear to positivity, courage, and love: Making decisions to go for what I want instead of being deterred by fear or the details, blessing the people who bother me the most, painstakingly turning my thoughts about people and events around to the most positive spin I can create, and as a result, transforming my words to people (especially those who bother me the most) to the most positive words I can find. I have not been perfect at it but I see positive results all around me: Slightly less defensiveness perhaps and sometimes outright friendliness. I am on a journey that I so strongly believe in that it will carry me to the end of this life and into the next.
From Ernest Holmes Essential Collection:
‘We are relieved of all thought of clinging to anybody or anything. Cannot the Great Principle’ of Life create for us faster than we can spend or use? The universe is inexhaustible; it is limitless; it knows no bounds and has no confines. We are not depending on a reed shaken by the wind, but on the principle of life itself, for all that we want, have or ever shall have. It is not some power, or a great power, we affirm again; it is ALL POWER. All that we have to do is to believe this and act as though it were so, never wavering, not even once, no matter what happens. As we do this we shall find that things are steadily coming our way, and that they are coming without that awful effort that destroys the peace of the majority of the race. We know that there can be no failure in the Divine Mind, and this Mind is the Power on which we are depending. Now just because we are depending upon Divine Mind we must not think that we do not have to do our share. God will work through us if we will let Him, but we must act in the outer as though we were sure of ourselves. Our part is to believe, and then to act in faith. Jesus went to the tomb of Lazarus believing and knowing that God was working through Him. Often we may have to go somewhere or do something and we must know with deep conviction that there will be a power going with us that none can gainsay. When we feel this secure place in our thought, all that we will have to do is to act. There is no doubt but that the creative power of the universe will answer; it always does. And so we need not take the worry upon ourselves, but rather we will “Make known our requests with thanksgiving.” When Jesus said, “All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them,” he was uttering one of those many deep truths that were so clear to Him and that we are just beginning to see. He knew that everything is made out of mind and that without that positive acceptance on the part of the individual there is no mold into which mind can pour itself forth into form. In the mind of God there is the correct mold, the true knowing, but in the mind of man there is not always this true knowing. Since God can do for us only by doing through us, nothing can be done for us unless we are positively receptive….”