Theo McFacts was forty-four going on ninety four, with a spirit so covered with body-mind debris that he seemed more dead than alive. That is to say that his perspective was almost always buried in the dank grave of his present circumstances and his oh-so-terrible personal history. If asked to tell of the last time he really felt unbridled joy, he would have been hard-pressed to offer an answer. Perhaps, that time when a two-for-one coupon unexpectedly arrived in his mailbox–yes; that was pretty neat, yes it was!
The point of sharing this account about Theo is not to ridicule him; not at all. The point is that without being aware of it, Theo had developed the unconscious habit of arguing for his limitations. Theo McFacts knew the facts, and no one was going to convince him otherwise! If he had been a defense lawyer, he would have won every case! The reason why he couldn’t fall in love again was that he had experienced a painful divorce ten years prior. The reason why he couldn’t start a new successful business was that he had started three that flopped in the past. The reason why he was destined to carry the spare tire of weight around his abdomen was that he had already tried every diet in the books. He would love to date a compatible woman, BUT, you see, it could just never work out. He would love to dream big, BUT, you see, that just isn’t practical. In short, Theo habitually defended an “I cannot” attitude. As many motivational speakers share, Theo was allowing the wake (story) of his boat (person) to determine the direction of his life.
All there is, is NOW. The past does not exist if we stop carrying it forward, through our attention to it. If you know someone like Theo, perhaps the following quotations will help him/her break free:
“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”
“There is but one consciousness in the universe able to think; and when it thinks, its thoughts become objective things to it.”Charles F. Hannel (The Master Key System)
“Certainty, Faith, Belief, is a necessary part of creating wealth–or anything else for that matter. It is that which gives the universe a go-ahead to do as you wish it to do.”Daivd Cameron Gikandi (A Happy Pocketful of Money)
“To know this law is enough: Whatever we accept as a permanent mental image in our consciousness must manifest in our world, for we become in life what we are in consciousness, and nothing can alter the fact.”U.S. Anderson (The Magic In Your Mind)
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men [women], for they act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”T. E. Lawrence
Dear readers: Life is far more magical and vibrant than you may have assumed. The ideas, thoughts, and beliefs that we habitually entertain make a tremendous difference in the apparent circumstances that manifest in our life. Are you living the best life you can imagine?
Dare to dream (and care for one another).
With heartfelt regards,
Copyright © – 2022 – R. Arthur Russell
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2 thoughts on “Theo McFacts”
This is very motivating. Thank you, Art. I particularly enjoyed the quote by T. E. Lawrence.
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I’m so glad that you enjoyed the article. About the quote from T. E. Lawrence, I first heard it from Bob Proctor on YouTube. He shared his incredible knowledge about the law of attraction for many years and was one of the featured speakers on “The Secret” movie. From an enlightenment perspective, it means to know that what most people assume to be “reality” is actually happening in the Waking State. Key to kind of “hacking” the system is to be very careful what we impress in the mind, for it will be expressed as our “apparent” life.
Another quote that you might like is one from Andrew Carnegie, who was one of the wealthiest men in the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Here it is, in case it can help: “Any idea that is held in the mind, that is emphasized, that is either feared or revered, will begin at once to clothe itself in the most convenient and appropriate form.” 🙏🙂