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The Stories of our Lives

August 19th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

I was sitting on my deck the other day.  It was a beautiful day.  The weather was not our usual Midwestern August heat and humidity.  A cold front had moved in, and all of God’s creatures, including me, were enjoying the best of what life has to offer.
A friend of our family stopped over to see us.  I hadn’t seen him for awhile.  My first question was, “how are you?”  He proceeded to tell me what maladies had befallen him.  As I listened, I was reminded of what I have learned about how we all tell our stories. 

We all have our stories.  We tell them over and over again.  Our stories become our lives.  They are what we tell ourselves and others about us. Often times, as was the case with my friend, we allow ourselves to tell stories about failing health.  Sometimes, we talk about our lack of money, or a relationship gone bad.  This can be more damaging to our health and success than anything else we do.  We can torpedo our success with our story.

Our subconscious mind is the non thinking part of our brain.  Even though it doesn’t “think”, it runs our entire lives.  It is the “manifesting depot” of our lives.  Every train of thought that you have repeatedly goes through that depot and becomes form in the physical world.  Literally, “thoughts become things”. 

Since our subconscious mind is the non-thinking part of our brain, it accepts everything we feed it without judgement.  If you tell your subconscious that, “I have gout”, like my friend was telling me, your subconscious doesn’t question or judge that thought.  It just does its job and makes sure that your body has gout.  He was telling me, also, that he was being tested for arthritis and that it runs in his family.  He has probably been having repeated thoughts about his “family’s illness”, maybe all his life, and that it will probably befall him too.  Guess what is being ordered up on his plate of physical ailments….arthritis!

I am not making any kind of a judgement about our conversation and what he had to tell me.  Unless, we are very vigilant about what we are thinking and saying, we could all have similar conversations.  It is very easy to fall into this type of a conversation.  We are bombarded every day with commercials on tv about every disease known to man and some not known until they tell us about them.  These commercials want to sell us the current “wonder drug” available.  We hear of these things over and over again until we develop the need to use their wonderful new inventive drug.  New drugs are being invented almost daily.  If these wonder drugs are working so well, why are we still getting sick?

We can see how 40 years of food commercials have impacted our society.  80% of the population is corpulently endowed.  Every day our manifestation depot is being bombarded with trains of thought that are sickening us, making us fat and depressed. 

How can we redirect those trains of thought before they hit the station?  Be vigilant on what perilous thoughts you may be thinking.  Be wary of “I am”, “I will”, “I have” statements unless you would like to have or be what those statements say.  Say or think them enough and you are guaranteed to believe them.  Once you have incorporated those thoughts into your belief system they are yours forever, unless you change that belief.  A belief is only a thought that has been focused on and repeated with emotion many times.  Those repeated thoughts are actually affirmations.  You are affirming your bad health, your lack of money, your failed relationships or what ever you tell yourself over and over again.  Make a point to develop life enhancing affirmations.  Change those “I am “, “I have”, and “I will” statements so they affirm your success, your great relationships, and the abundance of money in your life.

When your friends starts to talk about their illnesses or their latest misadventure, don’t chime in with an agreement.  Even worse is to be companionable and start talking about your own “stuff”.  Your subconscious is like a very young child who doesn’t think or understand what they hear and see.  Whenever a small child sees someone they admire doing anything, they will repeat it.

By the time we have reached our adult life we have formed many habits that we have put on automatic pilot or self running programs.  If these programs aren’t working for us, it is time to take charge of what we are doing, thinking, and saying.  It is time to reprogram our lives for what we want to accomplish.

I have mentioned John Kehoe before in my blog posts.  He is the author of Mind Power Into the 21 Century.  He has spent his entire life researching the mind.  I have a link for you to one of his articles on the subconscious mind.  He has written a series of articles about this topic that you will find in the same location.  They are understandable and fascinating.  I encourage you to read these articles. 

It is never too late to change our story. There is always time to make them success stories. That’s what you really want, isn’t it?  I would love for you to leave me a comment about your success stories or what you have learned about your story.

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