More Powerful Than You Realize
Conscious creators know thoughts turn to things.
That’s old news to us.
We’re all about learning to better harness that power in creating realities we prefer.
But sometimes when it seems like our best thoughts (like for financial windfalls or true love) are slow to materialize, it’s easy to think our other thoughts aren’t doing much, either.
A while back I read The “I Am” Discourses, and even though I already knew thoughts become things, that text left a lasting impression about the power of even idle and undisciplined thoughts.
Whatever thoughts we launch into the world come home to roost, sooner or later.
And still, as I’m currently reading The Secret Life of Plants, it’s struck me yet again how crazy incredibly powerful our thoughts are.
Listen to this …
Just as a little experiment, a woman named Vivian who was friends with a researcher plucked two leaves from a plant in her garden, and placed one on her bedside table and the other in her living room.
Each day she “willed” the leaf next to her bed to continue living, and ignored the other.
As you’d expect, the ignored leaf turned brown as it began to decay.
But the leaf that received her positive attention each day was as “radiantly vital and green as if it had been freshly plucked” – even two months later.
She kept a leaf alive by willing it so.
I’ve got live, rooted, regularly watered and fertilized plants that aren’t doing that well!
I realized that when I water the plants each week, even though I feel love and appreciation for them, sometimes I worry over leaf loss or pest symptoms. I wonder whether they can survive or whether I should just toss them.
Not realizing the plants are listening.
They’re listening to me say that they’re in trouble, and they might not make it.
Instead of hearing me give instructions to thrive and grow and be radiantly alive.
And here’s the thing – we know it isn’t just plants responding to our thoughts.
It’s our entire world.
From The “I Am” Discourses:
Surrounding each individual is a thought-world created by him or her … The time has arrived when all must understand that thought and feeling are the only and mightiest creative power in the Universe.
Anyone who read Dr. Emoto’s The Hidden Messages in Water also knows how our thoughts affect the crystaline structure of water itself.
This is why Abraham regularly advises us to get as picky about what we think as we are about what we wear or eat.
Sometimes when we find our current conscious manifesting projects are slow to come about, it’s easy to forget the power of each and every thought we think.
But if we truly understood our creative power to turn thoughts into things, we’d learn some thought discipline in a hurry. Abe says if you got hit with a brick every time you entertained an unhelpful thought, you’d figure out in a hurry how to focus your attention on better thoughts.
Another excerpt from The “I Am” Discourses:
It is very easy at times for the student to think that his acts or thoughts are under cover and not known, but … there is no act or thought that can be hidden, because everything you think or feel is registered in the etheric world about you, as plain as the nose on your face.
When I realize that my plants are picking up on my slightest of thoughts, it makes me wonder what my animals are picking up. And my human companions.
And I realize I’ve got some cleanup to do.