Flight of Imagination

for-the-birds

Orison Swett Marden (1850 – 1924) was a New Thought author of many inspirational books. From The Miracle of Right Thought, I offer the following: The bird does not have an instinct to fly south in winter without a real south to match it. For those who desire greater understanding of the Law of Attraction–to use it deliberately to improve the quality of their life–his message is worthy of contemplation.

Consider, if you will: Do we not also possess instincts? Instincts far greater than those of a bird? And may we not also trust that our instincts–to create–will lead to the fulfillment of our intentions? The bird flying south trusts implicitly that the Source which gave it life is not playing a cruel trick; that seemingly endless hours of flight will be for nothing. We, too, may trust that our intentions–combined with constructive use of our abilities–will lead us to our real south! How, though, may our dreams get off the ground?

By first having them! Without a destination in mind, we literally don’t have a real south; for unlike the bird, we do not have a preset flight path for our lives. As humans, it is our birthright to choose our destination. If dissatisfied with our current circumstances, we may deliberately use our imagination to create a new reality that better suits our desires. The bird trusts–not consciously, of course–and flies toward a destination which it intuitively knows exists. And so may we.

The reality of our dreams actually exists! By dreams, I do not mean hollow wishes, which lack any real substance. I mean desires that we hold–faithfully and deliberately–in mind. We are free to intend whatever we desire–vibrant health, wonderful relationships, and great abundance and success in every aspect of our lives. And when we trust in our real south, the way toward it will be revealed.

How, though, may we arrive at our real south? In short, by flapping our wings! Unlike the bird, which for argument’s sake possesses only one talent, we possess so many more! First: We have the ability to choose our destination. Second: We may deliberately have faith that our desires are possible. Third: We may exercise our faculties of mind–perception, will, memory, imagination, reason, and intuition–to transform intangible visions into tangible realities. Such powers were given to us for a reason–to use. We are wise, however, to be aware of the following caution:

One negative word–which is powerful in its influence over the mind–may keep us grounded: Fear! It is our bad weather of the soul! If we continuously focus on thoughts such as What if I don’t achieve my goal? I might fail! or What will people think of me? we sabotage the achievement of our dreams. To soar–high, higher, and higher yet!–we must concentrate with unwavering faith on the outcome we desire–not on what we don’t! And if we veer off course, due to doubt or anxiety, we must steer our dreams back on course.

Our dreams take flight through the power of our imagination! Such a marvelous faculty was not given to us by chance. We are creators! And as creators, it is our duty to exercise the gift of imagination to express our inner nature. How could we truly call ourselves creators if we didn’t possess the God-Given ability to create? We might also remind ourselves that birds were given wings for a reason: To use. To fly.

Dare to dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,

Art

Copyright © – 2020 – R. Arthur Russell

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Come Fly with Me

Wright Brothers

To many people who are new to Law of Attraction teachings, the notion that we control the quality of our life (read, create our own destiny) by the nature of our thoughts may seem ludicrous. But. Ludicrous is what the masses thought regarding the idea of manned flight…until the Wright Brothers were carried aloft at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903. Orville and Wilbur Wright obviously knew a thing or two, but especially this: You will never fly by continuously reminding yourself of all the reasons why you can’t!

Let’s set some ground work regarding the Law of Attraction: We are attracting to ourselves–by the nature and intensity of our thoughts and feelings–the situations and experiences of our life. Accept this as fact. Negative thoughts create negative outcomes; positive thoughts create positive outcomes. The logic works as follows: Thoughts lead to feelings; feelings to actions; actions to habits; and habits to results. So how can we apply the Wright Brothers’ spirit of invention and adventure to our lives?

We may gain more understanding by examining our own thinking. Imagine, if you will, that you’re doing your best to learn a new skill. Let’s say that you’re learning how to drive. On that first day as you sit behind the wheel, everything seems new; perhaps frighteningly so. You’ve been taught that you should check your mirrors this often; accelerate at just the right time; brake with varying degrees of pressure depending on the nature of the situation. All of the information may seem overwhelming. But…

Here’s the good news: If you were once in this very situation–of learning how to drive–you instinctively realize the importance of watching your thoughts. You know that thinking I can do this ultimately helps you earn your driver’s licence, and perhaps your own car after that. That thought pattern–of desire linked with a positive mind set–is of utmost importance in reaching our goals! If we catch our mind attempting to drive us–instead of being the mental vehicle that we control–it is imperative that we take control again. The mind is our vehicle, and we are its driver!

Want to experience greater success in your degree of health, wealth, career, and relationships? Then come fly with me to a higher altitude! Allow yourself to be carried aloft in the same manner that Orville and Wilbur did–by the strength of your convictions to do so! Your goals matter, and so do you! From a higher perspective–and a better attitude–the world is going to look much different!

Dare to dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,

Art

Copyright © – 2020 – R. Arthur Russell

P.S. Please share this article if you enjoyed it. If you’d like to view my latest book (This Taste of Flesh and Bones–released September 8, 2020), press here. May it help you in your spiritual journey. 🙏🙏

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