Friday, May 22, 2009

"as you think, so ye shall be...."


"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in the common hours."
Thoreau
There is an intuitive place where thinking and feeling find one another and form a moment of unexpected focus. No words can match this "felt sense..." Instead, what you're left with is a vision........a picture or a symbol representing a personal dream or an obstacle in the way of fulfilling that dream. And if you were to take that initial vision a few steps beyond, it just may lead you to a vista beyond the line in the horizon.........to a place where the panoramic view is unlimited.
Our thoughts always seem to have boundaries........or perhaps it is just our inhibitions getting in the way of broadening the possibility of where our imagination can take us. We continue to step in a patterned mode, continuously repeating the same moves, the same actions even if we languish in a spiral going nowhere. Why? Because its comfortable. We are comfort seekers rather than wilderness seekers. Despite our awareness of what our needs are, or what our dreams look like, we rest easy within the confines of our bordered thinking....

Jesus said......."As you think, so ye shall be............"

Hidden potential.......what is yours? What are the changes and challenges which block you from responding to your gifts? What are you willing to do in order to reveal your hidden potential...in order to dream big? What do you need to nurture in order to move into the direction of what it is you want? How do we feed our thoughts with the passion we so often withold?

When was the last time you allowed your thinking to blend with your feelings to stretch yourself beyond the boundaries you have purposefully set up to protect yourself from escaping the tame and embracing the wild side? When we allow ourselves to focus on this type of travel, we experience the "felt sensing" moment where wisdom taps us on the temple.... where we transform into a spiritual being having a human experience.

Transformation......such a loaded word isn't it? I used to think it was an stand alone event which happened to some people connected to their religion and church. What i realize now is that transformation is an evolutionary process which may or may not be formalized through organized religion. It's a lifelong unfurling of personal growth and not a true destination endpoint. It is the type of journey which allows one to move beyond the boundaries of our defined self, of our form to advance beyond what we already know to meet, as Thoreau describes...."a success unexpected in common hours."

Eternal, infinite and life changing...this is what transformation is all about. If you are willing to be open to going beyond the original field of dreams and focusing on the place inside where the merging happens, you just never know where your intuitive nature will lead you....to a place of discomfort. To a place where uncertainty feels like your life undressed. To a place where the words are few but the dreams are open ended.....
*my thoughts after a great visioning day with the new team....***

8 comments:

Marja said...

Hi Dana this totally speaks to me. I feel the connection between thinking and feeling. I feel close to success when I do and than the real world stops me or I stop myself because I told myself I can't express myself. Or not quick and long enough and yes it feels comfortable not to take risks. Hard to change that one

Awareness said...

Marja...I agree...it's a difficult one. Our fears get in the way and we often stop ourselves short of allowing ourselves to dream big.

Brother David said...

To be whole, we must accept we are Mind, Body and Spirit (an probably in equal parts). So why don't we treat them equally?

Do not try too hard; simply let it happen.

Awareness said...

David...thats the paradox isn't it? You may have to work hard towards achieving a dream....sometimes willing to forfeit other things in order to live the life imagined. And while you're "working on a dream.." personal transformation is quietly happening.

Gledwood said...

as you think so shall you be ~ I had better start thinking positive thoughts then ...

Awareness said...

Gledwood...welcome. Easier said than done isn't it? But, yes....our thinking drives our actions and our feelings which in turn drives our thinking....all of which impact our physiological makeup. Much psychotherapeutic research has shown that if we focus on turning our thoughts into a more positive light as best we can, we can alter how we feel and what we end up doing. When we suffer from obsessive thoughts, it is far more difficult to change, but it can be done.

Interesting that it is what is stated in the Bible.... who needs the research, eh? :)

really aware said...

awesome . dr wayne dyer has a resent book named "wishes fullfill" you can edit and paste it as well

awareness said...

really aware.... I don't understand your comment. Are you inferring that I plagarized this piece by copying and pasting it from somewhere. I can assure you I wrote this.