The Power of Your Thoughts
Updated: Apr 23
Once you are aware of how your thoughts and beliefs shape your reality, you can retrain your brain to think thoughts that will benefit you, rather than hinder. Positive thoughts and a mindset of gratitude and abundance shape your attitude and inner world, directly influencing your daily experiences.
When you find yourself listening to negative self-talk, flip the switch and change that script that you bought at some point in your life into something positive. You will act in accordance with your beliefs. Transform yourself by writing down some positive "I AM" statements. If you have a negative belief about yourself, try a new, positive affirmation. Even if you do not believe it at first, if repeated enough, you will after a while and that can become your reality. This is highly effective when repeated in a meditative state as a mantra.
For example if you have a limiting belief about money, you might have a block to a prosperity mindset. Many people say to themselves "Money is tight", or "Money doesn't grow on trees", or "I can barely pay my bills." Well with that belief system, they likely will have issues making more money or having money show up in their lives. Instead try an affirmation of "I live in abundance, there is enough money, and money flows to me easily." It really does work!
This can work on any thought or belief you have about yourself or the world.
Start each day with gratitude for what you have. Making a daily gratitude list brings more into your life to be grateful for. See the Universe as having enough for everyone. Also be generous, living your life from abundance instead of a lack mindset and it will be returned to you.
Your thoughts are like waves in the cosmos radiating out and affecting your relationships, how you see yourself, and how others see you as well. Thoughts are energy. Control your thoughts and you can reshape your reality. It just requires awareness and an effort to change your thinking patterns. If you don't think you can do something, you won't try. But if you believe you can, you will find a way to make your goal a reality.
If you believe in yourself, and believe good things about yourself, you have the power to make your dreams come true. When your mind is positive, it will be in a joyful, excited, creative flow. This is an empowering state of mind from self-love. Fear and a failure mindset will not be a driving force because it cannot exist in your mind at the same time.
When you are aligned with your purpose and God's will, everything will seem to fall into place. That is the Universe and Spirit conspiring and rearranging life in your favor! God wants good things for you!
Try it and you will find you have so much to gain! All you have to lose is the negativity that is holding you back.
Just because other people hold certain limiting beliefs and you adopted them somewhere along the way, does not make them true. It may be a commonly held belief in the world, by certain groups, or individuals. Let go of thoughts that do not serve you anymore! Set your mind free!
Here are a few quotes to think about:
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is."
- Romans 12:2
"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
"Change your thoughts and change your world."
- Norman Vincent Peale
"You had the power all along my dear."
- The Wizard of Oz Movie
Your reality really is in your power to change.
God bless you, have a great week and Namaste.
Rev. S. Castle