A woman named Claire (not her real name, for reasons of privacy and respect) recently shared an account of an incident that holds value for those of us who deliberately want to attract more of what we desire. It relates to a fortune cookie, and the message that she keeps in her purse. So…
Only a few days ago, Claire was paying for some groceries at the checkout line. As she was doing so, the message–something wonderful will happen for you today–fell out of her purse. Fortunately, the checkout lady noticed it, and Claire was able to return it to her purse for safe keeping. I’m not implying that I believe (nor did Claire) that a fate can be decided by a mass-produced message within a fortune cookie. I do believe, however, that what we attract into our lives is directly related to the thoughts we keep uppermost in mind.
Through various sources (internet and books), I’ve read that our subconscious mind is able to process approximately 400,000,000,000 bits of information a second. Our conscious mind, however, can only process approximately 2,000 bits; this is relatively still a large amount of processing power. Although I have no way of verifying if this is factual, I think we may at least conclude that the difference in processing capability of the conscious and subconscious minds is vast. What this tells me is that in any given moment there must be some form of selection process (focus?) that determines what we will experience in our lives. I imagine this as blinders on a horse, a device which limits the horse’s view to that which is straight ahead; permitting it–in a way–to see only a slice of the reality actually available.
The role of focus in our life cannot be emphasized too much, for it is that important! Claire was wisely choosing to remind herself that in any given moment–on any given day–something wonderful was welcome in her life. She was, in effect, telling the Universe that she was open to receiving the good that was available. Do you believe, as I believe, that our thinking influences our experience? Or do you believe that life, and our experience of it, is actually random?
Think about this for a moment, if you wish. Does it seem logical that when we direct our attention to a something-wonderful point of view we leave ourselves open to the good, the beautiful, the ideals that we hold most dear? Does believing that something wonderful is going to happen–in our career, in our relationships, in our family, in our finances–attune ourselves to that which we seek? Conversely, if we attune ourselves to what seems terrible–both within and without–is it not logical that we make ourselves vulnerable to that reality?
As students of the Law of Attraction, a question may naturally arise in our minds: So, how do we actually open ourselves to the reality that we’re seeking? In part, by realizing three ways in which we unintentionally sabotage our dreams and goals:
- The first and most obvious: Fear. So often, it is fear that makes us say no to a new experience. It is fear that disguises itself as common sense. It is fear that makes us think of what can go wrong, instead of what may go marvellously right. It is fear that keeps a ship safe–but rotting–in harbour, when it was meant to sail the seven seas.
- The second: Confused thinking. If we truly don’t know what we desire, we cannot successfully achieve. We might imagine our desires as existing on the other side of a portal. If that portal is intermittently opening and closing–seemingly of its own accord–even our best efforts will be futile.
- The third: Impatience. If we are unwilling to let the Universe work in its own way and its own time–through us–we may end something potentially good, before it has truly even begun.
I’ll wrap up this article by offering a suggestion: Consider writing your own fortune-cookie message, of your heart’s deepest desire. Write it in the present tense, beginning with “I am now…,” as though it already exists here and now, as a reality. Keep it close–perhaps in your purse or wallet–and refer to it daily, in moments of quiet reflection. The life we desire may be waiting just outside the 2,000 bits of data that we habitually process. A change in attitude–prompted by our own message–will begin the process of attracting the good we seek. We’ll do ourselves a favour by letting it in.
Dare to dream.
With heartfelt regards,
Copyright © – 2016 – R. Arthur Russell
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