Visioneering – Week 21

We think in images.  If I say the word “apple” you don’t spell it out in your mind, you see your favorite flavor of apple in your mind.  I see a Fuji, others will see a Gala or whatever they prefer.

Our thoughts produce images in our minds.  They may be images from the past or they could be images of things we would like to forget or they could be things we would like to see in our lives.

It is important that we decide what images we want in our minds and not let our minds pick memory fragments to imprint our minds.  Or we can allow others, the media, or anything outside ourselves to insert those mind pictures.  Those images will engender feelings and those thoughts plus feelings influence our subconscious.

Our habits are built from our subconscious.  That means our habits of thought come from our subconscious and from that our lives are built.

I used to get really frustrated because no matter how hard I tried to change my life, I always seemed to come back to the same place of frustration.  I tried so hard.

Now I know why!

From the Master Key – Week 20:

20-8b. Everything which is held for any length of time in the consciousness eventually becomes impressed upon the subconscious and thus becomes a pattern which the creative energy will weave into the life and environment of the individual.

20-9a.   In this way conditions are produced and we find that our lives are simply the reflection of our predominant thoughts and our mental attitude.

20-13b. Therefore, if we wish a change in conditions, all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, the things, and the conditions or the experiences with which we meet in life.

It does take effort, but I can determine what I am going to think, feel, and how my life will play out.  Maybe not exactly, but that would take some of the wonder away from the journey.

It takes developing a vision for where I want my life to go and repetition.

20-16.  If the desire is one which requires determination, ability, talent, courage, power, or any other spiritual power, these are necessary essentials for your picture; build them in; they are the vital part of the picture; they are the feeling which combines with thought and creates the irresistible magnetic power which draws the things you require to you. They give your picture life, and life means growth, and as soon as it begins to grow the result is practically assured.

I’ve also been reading from the book Visioneering by Andy Stanley

Vision always stands in contrast to the world as it is. Vision demands change.

We have to be prepared for the change.  Sometimes there is a lag between the vision and seeing the vision come to pass.  We need to be mature enough to handle the end result.  It can happen quickly, but not always.  The vision itself gives us what we need to endure whatever preparation we need to go through before we see it.  As long as we hold that vision in mind, we can trust that everything is moving in the direction of that vision and it will be ours once the change within us has taken place.

Sometimes my vision is played out quickly and sometimes it takes more time.  I think one of the biggest things I’ve learned is if I’m not mature enough to handle the responsibility of what I’m picturing, it will take longer for me to receive it.  I must be willing to change in order to become what I intend to become.

It’s worth the effort to hold the image I want in my life.  What I focus on, I become.

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