God is my creator and He made me the Captain of my own ship.
I am a mass of accumulated thought.
Like a magnet my feelings attract,
pulling all it collects within.
My dreams become my desires.
My desires pull forth my intention.
My intentions decide the direction
of my sum total.
It is in this final accumulation
that I find myself.
I exist within my own created reality.
I’m learning how the things I think, read, entertain and focus on have a lot to do with basically everything in my life. My mind is like a magnet and whatever I think about I draw to myself, whether it be a positive or negative outcome. A great example for myself is when I get caught up in the politic retoric going on. Once I entertain the thoughts the magnet starts to pull forth all the negativity that’s swirling around in it. I begin to feel the grab of its pull, and once it’s attached itself to me I want to know more even though deep down inside I know I don’t want to feel the way it makes me feel. I’m searching for something good where no good can be found. So I have to turn it off, stop reading about it, stop talking about it and change my thinking about it. Then and only then can I begin to attract something better by focusing on the things I can do for the greater good of myself because then I become a reflection for the greater good of all.
Today I did a little work in my garden. There is no better time to weed than after a rain. As I stand looking at my garden, it is loaded with weeds. When I garden I always come away feeling a sense of peaceful satisfaction. I love James Allen’s analogy that “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden,” and we are its gardener. Just as we cultivate our plots, keeping them free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which we desire. We also tend the garden of our mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, negative and unproductive thoughts, because if we don’t it will produce more seeds in which to grow from. So in my own meditative way I use this analogy. Gardening is a great opportunity to clear away the weeds in my mind. Each weed I pull represents the negative thoughts that pop into my head. As I pull it from the ground I envision myself pulling it from my thoughts. It’s very therapeutic. Then I can stand back and enjoy all the beautiful flowers I planted that were hidden behind all the weeds . There’s no better feeling then to actually see the beautiful reflection my thoughts have created.
Whether we grow thoughts of weeds or beautiful flowers, we are the master of our own gardens.
“What’s on Your Mind?”
One continually attracts to himself forces and influences most akin to those of his life…determined by the thoughts and emotions he habitually entertains.-Ralph Waldo Trine
Don’t brush this statement off and move on lightly.
It’s a powerful eye opening truth about ourselves that gives us a look inside our thoughts. Look around you. It’s in your house, from the clothes you buy, to the books you love to read, the music that touches your heart, the décor that makes you comfortable. It’s in the hobbies that express yourself, the things you love to do. It’s in the company that you keep, and the things you talk about. It’s in the efforts that you make or not. It’s in your beliefs…faith wise or other wise. If you don’t know who you are then just simply look around, and if you don’t like what you see you’ll know it’s not your truth.
It’s always good to take a little inventory of ourselves. Like spring cleaning, we can get rid of the things that no longer serves our truth. It feels good to clean out all the unnecessary cluttered stuff that’s taking up room in our minds. When all is said and done we feel a sense of space, freedom and peacefulness. Now we have a bit of clarity, and we’re better able to entertain the thoughts that truly reflect who we are.