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  • “Be careful what you wish for!”

    February 11th, 2011Keryl PesceLife in general

    Growing up, I'd sooner eat my vegetables, clean my room and do my homework early (without being told) before I'd admit my mother was right. I suppose now that I actually DO like vegetables, a clean house and am diligently self-employed, I can say it.

    "Mom, you were right . . . again."

    Our moms were full of words of wisdom disguised as complete adult nonsense when we were kids, weren't they? 

    "Be nice to your sister. You will like her and need her someday."

    "Ha! Never!" As I plotted my next covert attack to taunt, torment or embarrass her."

    "Brush your teeth or they'll fall out!"

    I didn't completely believe her, but the idea of me sporting a toothless smile for the following year's school picture scared me enough to doing it . . . barely.

    "Be careful what you wish you, because you just might get it."

    This one usually reared its ugly head after, much like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone, I wished my siblings would disappear.

    So not only was Mom right on all fronts, that last one turned out to be a biggie. We do in fact, get what we wish for.

    Now, depending on where you sit right now, that may sound like more adult nonsense. Trust me. It isn't.

    You see, anytime we have thoughts floating through our heads (which is constantly), we are making wishes whether we realize it or not. Here's why. Every single element on Earth and in the universe is composed of energy, including and especially our thoughts. (OK, this may be a little deep for you, but stick with me.)

    Think of yourself as a powerful transmission tower, emitting signals in every direction all day long. And think of the universe around you as your genie. Your genie will deliver to you, precisely that which dominates your thoughts and feelings. If you think about good things coming to you and feel grateful for what you do have, you will receive more good things and more to be grateful for. It's a law of nature. In fact, it is the Law of Attraction.

    But here's the rub. If you allow yourself to imagine and expect the worst and to spend the bulk of your thought energy and feelings on worry and bitterness, guess what? You will receive more things to worry and be angry about.

    Think about it. Have you ever found yourself saying "I knew it. I knew he would act like an asshole again." or "I knew she would try to make me look bad." or  "Of course I pick the line, as usual, with the person who has eight-hundred coupons and a dozen items on which she is disputing price." or the all-encompassing. "I had a feeling this would happen."?

    Here is one of the most powerful distinctions you will ever come to realize: Your thoughts and feelings are not shaped by your world. Your world is shaped by your thoughts and feelings.

    If you have been wondering for any length of time why life isn't easier, this is the reason. You are getting what you  are wishing for.

    That may be a little" in your face" if you feel at all victimized by other people, circumstance or society. You probably aren't used to hearing this. Most of our well-intentioned friends and family will jump to our side and commiserate on our bad luck. Not this chick. I'm not here to commiserate with you. I'm here to open your eyes, clean your lenses and help you create the life you dream of and deserve. So while you may not like to hear it (at least not at first), as our moms also used to tell us "Too bad. It's for your own good. You can thank me later."

    Now, what I don't want you do is feel guilty, beat yourself up or blame yourself.  I want this to feel exciting and liberating, because it means you hold the power over your future based on the thoughts and feelings you choose today. Yes, you choose both. Well, you choose your thoughts and your feelings hop along for the ride. So if you notice yourself feeling blue, pissed-off, or just plain down and out, pay attention to what you are thinking. Then stop freaking thinking that! Consider your feelings your alert system to whether or not you are thinking the right thoughts. If you feel bad, change your thoughts. If you feel good, keep thinking that!

    Create the habit of thinking about what you want vs. what you don't want. You want your life to change direction fast? Start there. It may feel slightly uncomfortable at first, as do most things that are new to us, but it will soon become your new normal. If you have an occasional "feeling sorry for yourself" moment or day, no big deal. We all do. Just don't let that moment or that day become your life.

    Become the watcher and director of your thoughts. Your thoughts create your world. Choose wisely. Wish not for what you fear, wish for what you love. Wish for dreams come true and they will.

    p.s. – I've you have never read "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne, go get it and read it. Today. If you have read it, pick it up and refresh your memory. There is magic in those pages.

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  • This is so true! Love it. It reminds me of an old saying:

    Watch your thoughts; they become words.
    Watch your words; they become actions.
    Watch your actions; they become habits.
    Watch your habits; they become character.
    Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

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