Sixty-thousand thoughts in a 24-hour period. Wow!! I just read that statistic and that’s what I said—WOW! I got to thinking: what is swimming around inside my head 60,000 times a day?
More important, how many are relevant, productive and important thoughts—and how many are mindless chatter? How many complaints, rants and trivial issues do I allow to clutter my mind tens of thousands of times a day? I don’t know for sure, but I don’t think I want to either. My guess is you are in the same boat.
Consider your thoughts—how many times a day do thoughts and ideas cross your mind that can birth planets, create life, change someone’s life, heal someone, inspire another or motivate you and others?
Thoughts are like a seed you plant—the question is, are you planting a weed, your favorite fragrant flower or nutritious food? Thoughts are a subconscious magnet—they are the greatest source of attraction, seduction and enrollment.
Picture a fabulous genie in your mind, ready and willing to fulfill your every desire, saying “as you wish” to every thought you have. It’s exciting—and it’s also scary. Because sometimes you have scary thoughts. You have unhealthy, negative, depressing and self-destructive thoughts. The genie in your head doesn’t know the difference, it’s trained to grant your every wish, your every desire, whether it’s healthy or harmful.
Your subconscious simply says, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” to your every thought.
The universe answers back, “I’ll have what she’s having.” Soon you give birth to your thoughts. You are about to be laid off from work. You lost your best client. You broke up with someone. You are about to enter into foreclosure. You gained that ten pounds back. You produce all sorts of thoughts without even remembering what you were paying attention to in the first place.
I’ve read that computers can now “read” minds by scanning brain activity and reproducing it as video footage—as moving images of what people are seeing or remembering. You need to be your own computer, always monitoring what you are seeing or remembering. Change the channel if you aren’t entertained.
When you say “I will be—I am committed to being—financially free,” the powerful genie in your head responds, “as you wish.”
Employing that logic, consider what would happen if you said, “I’m horrible with money. I never have any, and I’m always struggling.” The same genie hears that and says, “As you wish.”
Wait, what?? I didn’t wish for that, what’s wrong with my genie?? Nothing. She’s just fine, she’s doing her job to collect her paycheck while you cry about not having any money. You asked for it, you got it.
What happens next? You assume the victim role. You blame everyone but yourself. You judge the person, or persons, that you fault for your misfortune. You point your finger at circumstances. Yes, that’s it! Bad luck and unfortunate circumstances—or “circus-stances”—put you in this position. No sweetheart, they didn’t. You put you in this position.
Accept responsibility now.