Be “That” Friend

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The study and deliberate application of the Law of Attraction can take us a long way–from that first faint vision of our heart’s desire to its achievement in the here and now. What was once only imagined–an intangible dream–can be made real through faith and action. A definite method exists; one practiced by wise men and women for countless years. Through this process, we may not only achieve our goals but also awaken to our essential nature.

However, anyone who has reached for a goal will likely tell us this: Along the path of achievement, there will be many unexpected twists and turns. There will be hills to climb and valleys to forge; there will be days that seem darker than the night; there will be times when our doubt is strong and our faith is weak; when we wonder why am I doing this? and why did I even start? It’s at times such as these–when the world seems braced against us, and our dreams beyond our reach–that we may consider ourselves very rich, indeed, if we can call on that friend.

Who is that friend? A soul that wishes us only good health, happiness, and fortune; an individual who wishes to take nothing, but eagerly offers what is most important–meaningful encouragement, honest opinion, and good wishes; a person who goes that extra mile in friendship, kindness, and generosity. Most of us realize the importance of having a mentor in our chosen field–someone who has bravely led the way and achieved what we desire to achieve. However, to have a friend who believes in us and our dreams is equally invaluable. What, though, if we don’t have such a friend?

All is not lost. We may still do something of great importance: We may be that person for someone else! We may give–first–what we wish to receive. We may be an honest and patient friend for an acquaintance, colleague, or so-called stranger. What goals do they desire? And how may we help them achieve them? What trials are they going through? And how–right now–may we help them surmount them? As ye sow, so shall ye reap. We may be that friend. Is it not in everyone’s best interest to be so?

Dare to dream.

With heartfelt regards,

Art

Copyright © – 2017 – R. Arthur Russell

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A World of Difference

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When asked How are you? or How’s your day going? many people answer by saying not too bad. Their reply is often automatic, with little or no awareness of what they’re telling the world…or themselves. They may even believe their reply is the equivalent of saying I’m good. It’s not. Not even remotely. Although that’s what we might assume–for consciously we translate the meaning–that’s not what the subconscious mind hears.

When we think or say a phrase with no, not, and never, our mind dismisses the term of negation and focuses on what follows. This is hardwired into our brains; it’s just the way they work. If you doubt this could be true, please take a look at the following:

  • Do not think of an elephant (You just thought of an elephant).
  • No stress (You just reaffirmed stress).
  • Not too bad (Your subconscious mind heard bad).
  • No problem (Your mind didn’t hear it’s okay).
  • No onions (Your server just heard onions, and now has to remember them–so as not to place them on your burger).

Is there a point to this? One even remotely connected to our understanding of the Law of Attraction? There certainly is: It’s important to remember that our true nature is that of creators. We may have bought into the illusion that all we are is flesh and bones; but we’re so much more! We’re the highest expression of the Creator of All, and as such we create in the same manner as our Creator. We use thoughts, words, focus, and–later–action to create what we’ve allowed (or deliberately placed) into our mind. If we desire to continue to have days that are not too bad, we needn’t change our words at all. If, however, we desire to raise the bar and strive for great days–or the life that we deserve–I’d like to suggest the following changes. So, once again, with feeling: How are you?

  • I’m great, thanks!
  • Excellent!
  • Fine, just fine.

Am I suggesting that we should become automatons, with canned dialogue that’s disconnected from truth? No. If we are feeling down, it may be appropriate to express our feelings and be real. Often, however, the expression (not too bad) isn’t even remotely connected to the actual state of our day or being. I’d also like to reiterate that the subconscious mind functions in a literal manner. It can neither reason nor question; nor is it capable of interpreting nuance, inflection, or sarcasm. It simply accepts meaning and content–including our words, and everyone else’s–at face value. It also functions 24/7, without a day off…ever!

Our choice of words is so important, I’m going to use an analogy to make the point even more clear. In this scenario, I’d like you to imagine that you’re a golf pro to a rising golf star. You’ve been entrusted with teaching him the intricacies of the game. You’re being paid very well, but you implicitly understand that your job depends on the outcome of an upcoming tournament, the kid’s first. You know that if he wins, you win. You also realize what happens if he loses.

An hour before the tournament is due to begin, you take the promising young player aside, look him directly in the eyes, and deliver the following pep talk: “I know you’re probably feeling a lot of pressure right now. That’s understandable. I just want to give you some last-minute pointers. First: Do not–whatever you do–overshoot on Hole Three. Second: Don’t catch that gaping bunker on Hole Seven. Third: Never–I repeat, never–lose your focus while putting! Got it?”

Having read and–I hope–understood the first part of this article regarding the words we use and how the subconscious functions, what instructions do you think the subconscious heard just prior to tee off? Right! Overshoot on Hole Three; catch the bunker on Hole Seven; and lose your focus while putting! I think we also realize that your days as a golf pro will be over at the end of the day! We’ll benefit by understanding this: We should never place a thought process into the mind if we don’t desire to experience it in our outer reality. Real life situations–with consequences far more important than a round of golf–may be at stake:

  • I am vibrantly healthy versus I am not sick.
  • I am in the process of creating great prosperity versus I am not poor.
  • I am going to ace this exam versus I am not going to fail.

While this might seem like fun and games, I’d like to emphasize that the words we use literally make a world of difference. The results we experience are intimately connected to what we tell ourselves and others. Our subconscious mind is always listening, always present, always ready to act. We do ourselves a tremendous service by letting it overhear something good.

Dare to dream.

With heartfelt regards,

Art

Copyright © – 2016 – R. Arthur Russell

P.S. To view my ebook entitled Hold That Thought, please press here.

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What You See…

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…Is What You Get!

I’m sure that almost everyone is familiar with this age-old expression. Most people, however, may have a different view regarding its meaning than the one I’m going to share in this post. In my experience, the expression is usually used by persons making an honest statement about themselves, holding nothing back. You can imagine them standing with hands fanned, saying, “Here I am; this is me. What you see is what you get.” 

The meaning that I’m going to relate, however, is intimately connected to the Law of Attraction and the results–either favourable or unfavourable–that we are manifesting. In this case, seeing has nothing to do with our eyes (or what we see through them) and everything to do with our imagination. In this context, the expression functions opposite to the norm; for it means that what we get is dependent on what we see! It is imperative that students of the Law of Attraction understand that creation is always an expression of our visions from within. Our results depend on the nature and quality of our conscious and subconscious visions, and are a reflection of how we habitually think and feel.

So, back to the saying: What you see is what you get. In the Law of Attraction, we are repeatedly told that everything is created twice; first within, and then without. With this in mind, I’d like you to examine the results that you are creating. Are you getting the success that you desire–in your career, personal life, and finances? Are you getting happiness, health, and peace of mind? Do you see the world as friendly and supportive? Or do you see it as hostile and competitive? In your daily life, do you see struggle, strife, and problems? Or do you see beauty, harmony, and love? Do you habitually see from a positive or negative perspective. Do you even realize that you possess the power to choose how you  imagine the world?

Once we grasp that what we get (meaning receive and attract) in the outer world is a reflection of what we see (meaning habitually think and feel) in our inner world, we will realize the importance of questioning our viewpoints, belief systems, and habits. Real and lasting change in the world around us occurs from within. If our current way of seeing doesn’t serve our highest ideals, we can safely assume that it is time for change. Such positive change begins with a different way of seeing our life–from within. When we change our core way of Being, the results that we’ll experience will absolutely change for the better, too.

Dare to dream.

With heartfelt regards,

Art

Copyright © – 2016 – R. Arthur Russell

P.S. To view my ebook entitled Hold That Thought, please press here.

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