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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Power of Your Thoughts and Your Words
A very close family friend of mine passed away several months, ago. He was a genuinely nice guy, but he had many demons which he never conquered. I won't get into the specifics of his personal problems, since I want to protect privacy. I will say that I truly believe that his death was somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy. The last few years of his life, he struggled with depression and constantly stated that he wanted to just die and that he had nothing to live for.
When he would talk like that, it made me feel very sad for him and I didn't want to be around him very long. No matter how much me and others tried to encourage him and tell him to trust God, it wasn't enough. This man felt very defeated. He often said that no one loved him. The irony is that he left behind hundreds of people, mourning at his funeral, whom do love him. They thought enough of him to pay last respects and honor his memory.
It really haunted me to see this man, lifeless and laying in a casket, as his family wept and wailed. He had so much going for him. He had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, he did not see the value and purpose of his life. Apparently , he talked about and meditated constantly on his miseries and despair. I truly believe that the universe found a way to grant his wishes.
Thoughts become things. That's what Bob Proctor said in the movie, "The Secret". I recommend that people either buy the movie on Amazon.com, rent it or borrow it from the local library. The message in the movie is powerful and the main topic of the movie is The Law of Attraction. The LOA is complex, but a simplistic way of describing the LOA is this: . Your thoughts have a vibration and that vibration is sent out into the universe. What you focus on continually, is what you will attract and manifest in your life.
On the other end of the spectrum, is a woman who was able to leverage the power of her thoughts to her greatest advantage. Her name is Cynthia Stafford and in 2007 she won a California lottery for $112 million. In an interview, Ms. Stafford revealed that her back was up against the wall at one time in her life. She struggled financially to raise her brother's four children. She had taken the children in, because her brother was killed by a drunk driver and the children's mother was in no position to care for them. Ms. Stafford did not have a job and her home was slipping into foreclosure. Also, the state wanted to remove the children from her custody and she couldn't allow that to happen.
She began to meditate daily on winning the lottery. Ms. Stafford visualized herself, with the children living happily and she visualized herself winning the Mega Millions lottery in California for a specific amount of money. She practiced her meditation for several weeks. Eventually, she was able to manifest what she focused on through the LOA. She won $112 million, which was the exact amount that she meditated on. Ms. Stafford ultimately, split her lottery winnings with her father, and one of her brothers. It is a very heart-warming and beautiful testimony for how the LOA can work in people's lives.
If you want to learn more about the Law of Attraction, there are three books that I highly recommend. Some of them don't deal directly with LOA, but are closely related in the subject matter. They are:
"The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale
"The Power of The Subconcious Mind" by Joseph Murphy
"Think and Grow, Rich" by Napoleon Hill
These books contain life changing methods for changing your thinking patterns, using your brain more effectively, and living the life that you want. There are hundreds of other excellent books available on this topic. These three books are good a starting point, though. Be very careful of your thoughts and your words.
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