I remember being accepted into a doctoral program and thinking, "Wow, when I'm finished with this I'll have all the answers." Only 1% of the population has their doctorate and I was determined to be one of them! It's funny how when I graduated I had less answers than when I started and a whole lot more questions. Going through a doctoral program doesn't make you smarter; it just teaches you how to think differently. You realize that nothing is as it appears and in order to believe what you hear you need to have at least three different sources that confirm the same findings.
With that being said, I tackle one of the oldest questions known to man, "Why are we here?" I believed as a young adult that we were here on Earth to Learn, Grow, and Return to the Source. But what does that really mean? Learn what? Grow how? What is the Source?
In order to figure out why we are here I needed to figure out what it is that we actually are capable of doing? Well, you don't have to go further than the nightly news to discover that we're capable of some really nasty stuff. But it can't be all that bad, what about the good stuff? What about our inventions, our medical discoveries, our communication systems, our compassion? We sure have come a long way since the caveman days. How did that all happen? What separates us from the other species on Earth?
Then it occurred to me...we VISUALIZE! We are creative beings whose creations begin with a thought, an idea. We think about it, we talk about it, we wonder about it and then we look around our environment for things we can use to create it. It is at that point that another element comes into play. When we visualize, something happens that brings to us the people who can help us create our vision. These people pop in and out of our lives at just the right moment with just the right resources we need at the time, or they wind up pushing us in the direction we need to go in order to find what we need to manifest our vision. That my friend is what we call the "Law of Attraction," you attract that which you focus on.
I'm sure you would agree that there are people that look like they have everything they want in life and put very little effort into getting it. This may be a consequence of the fact that they were born with the knowledge of manifesting at the core of their existence. People who are so efficient in attracting the positive have trained their minds to completely focus on their desires. Some people attract without even realizing what they are doing because they have already discovered the power of their own thoughts. They focus on what they want, believe they can achieve their goals and don't allow anyone to deter them from succeeding. Completely eliminating negative thinking and removing barriers from your thoughts will allow for an incredible feeling of liberation and empowerment. Whatever we want in life we can obtain with the proper mentality and approach, hence the creation of Heart Cockles Inc.
Heart Cockles are used as visualization tools in manifesting your dreams by keeping you focused on positive thoughts and reminding you to move positive energy every day toward your goals. If used correctly, the Heart Cockle will teach you how to focus your thoughts on what you want, rather than on what you don't want. A positive attitude will be the by-product. It is the belief that we were all born as creative beings and given the opportunity to create any world we choose, tying into the fact that we were all born with free will. We actually choose our reality.
An example can be seen using our country's current economic situation as a backdrop. Person"A" and Person "B" both get laid off from work. Person "A" believes, and therefore acts upon the notion, that there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Person "A" fears they will run out of money and not be able to pay their bills, becoming depressed and embarrassed about collecting unemployment. Unable to find the same job with the same salary, Person "A" consequently feels like a loser and becomes despondent and eventually ill.
Person "B" chooses to believe, and therefore act upon, the notion that events present themselves to us every day and it is our reaction to those events that will determine outcomes. That person uses their time on unemployment to retrain and acquire new skills that will enable them to be marketable in today's economy. They network with others to give rise to new vocations or businesses. This person feels empowered by changing with the times. This person visualizes wealth and expects it. Opportunities abound bringing success once again.
Ultimately, it's the choice of either making lemonade out of lemons, or choosing to be sour. We need to take life lessons from Bill Gates who during the recession of the 80's developed Microsoft, and Walt Disney who went bankrupt seven times before Disney World was completed. Our country may be currently in a recession, but make no mistake about it, there are millionaires being born every day as they manipulate their resources and visualize new industries and money making opportunities.
So, why are we here? We're here because we choose to be. What are we supposed to be doing? Anything we damn well please! Life is very simple if we learn to go with the flow and not take ourselves too seriously. We each stand looking at life from different perspectives and from those vantage points we decide what it is we want and what we don't want. Whatever we focus on we will attract and experience. Through those experiences we learn and our knowledge expands. Eventually we return to the Universe from whence we came bringing back with us our experiences for the next generation to enhance upon.
We have the strength to move mountains, we have the intelligence to learn and grow, and we have the power to adapt! That's what puts us on the top of the food chain. We can reason, strategize and create. C'mon people use your God-given birthright and create your future! You have the power, it's Universal Law. It always works and it will work for you. Learn how to use the Universal Law of Attraction to visualize the future you want, feel that it has already happened, experience your joy, and be thankful for all your blessings. You were born to succeed!
Check back next month when my blog will discuss FEAR, "False Evidence Appearing Real," the real cause for feeling "stuck" in your life.
Donna Dannenfelser, Ed.D