“It is an old and honorable piece of knowledge that the more your fight something, the more life you give it.” -Ervin Seale
If everything we experience in the outer world is created by thought: this is both individual thought and collective thought, then we can begin to change the outer events through focusing our thoughts. One of the Spiritual Principles is the Law of Attraction: which simply stated is “What you focus on, you get more of”. This is why all the rallies and protests and blockades etc. seem to increase the very outcomes we don’t want. The confrontational approach seems to feed the flames. All our “I don’t wants” bring us more of the same!
Just as the corporate world has focused on their goals for decades, bring into fruition their “thoughts” and desires, we the people can do the same through focusing our collective vision of the world we want!
We can begin with our individual vision and then gather like minded people to participate in sharing and focusing this vision. We can being by asking what do we want ? What is or vision for the world? You can ask yourself these questions. Sometimes it is easier to start with what we don’t want. As explained in the article on Affirmative prayer, we want to plant a seed in Divine Mind. What is it that we want to grow?
So to begin: I see a world dominated by isolation,separation,exclusion and fear, which creates powerlessness. In stead of which:isolation is replaced by active participation; exclusion by inclusion; fear by anticipation of a greater good for all, and joyous loving kindness towards all. We join in a “power with” others for the collective empowerment to benefit all.
I see that we are separately and collectively pursuing and satisfying our every selfish personal whim without thought to the consequences; we can consider the consequences of our every choice and place caring for others and the planet first, taking the position of harming none.
I see conflict everywhere; We can cultivate cooperation, even with those we are in colfict with, through understanding and support for others in need and walking in the other persons shoes.
I see a belief in the material world that excludes Spirit, a Godless Materialism that allows the human race to exploit the natural world by destroying it for the sake of money…a belief in money as God. I choose to replace this attitude with “living as though the God in all life matters.”
A “me first” attitude which includes “just taking care of myself, that’s all I can do”: This is a limited vision of our power and possibility! Creating an attitude of “We” through a connection to all beings : animals plants and humans and understanding how we are connected to all life. And recognizing we depend on this connection! Then we can take appropriate action in our persona life.
Replacing our current limited vision with an expanded version that creates a World that works for everyone!
Affirmative prayer is based on certain ideas and spiritual principles. We assume that our minds are expressions of the One Mind, and work in the same way. Our consciousness is a smaller version of Divine consciousness. The conscious thinking mind is the objective mind and the seat of the will: we have conscious choice. We can make decisions and act on them. Our thoughts are pure consciousness. They have power and we can direct them for ill or good. When we think, the inner mind or subjective mind”hears” or receives the thought and acts in such a way to bring the thought into material reality. This process is going on all the time whether we are aware of it or not.
We can make a conscious choice to use the power of our thoughts to create the life we want and more of what we desire. The process goes like this:
1. Acknowledge the qualities of the Divine that we wish to embody: Peace, Perfect Health, Abundance, Love etc.
2. Acknowledge that those qualities are yours, that you are one with the Divine.
3. State very clearly using first person present tense, as if now, exactly what you desire: I am, I have, I do.
4. Release any doubts,fears or beliefs that stop you from having what you want.
5. Express gratitude for all that you receive
6. Release the prayer knowing that it is done unto you as you believe.
In New Thought, the mechanism is the Law of Cause and Effect. Just as there are physical laws, such as the Law of Gravity, there are spiritual laws (or principles). They are mechanical in that they always work! They are impersonal. They work for everyone So when we release the prayer, in goes into the Law (of Cause and Effect.) The law of causation says that the idea placed into universal substance/ subjective mind is the cause that creates the effect (manifests) in material reality. It always works.