In the book “The Storm before the Calm” by Neale Donald Walsch is a chapter with the Heading “Can you believe What we could believe, if we simply chose to?”
Contemplating this chapter I wrote this in my journal:
“I have believed what the chapter talks about for a long time.
Have I really believed it?
I wanted to believe it, it felt right in my gut, it makes sense and I’d rather believe that than the other limiting stuff … and yet I feel the old conditioning underneath trying to surface.
At times I seem to almost automatically slip into the old neural pathway, which my clever brain, meaning oh so well – trying to keep me ‘safe’, stops from overgrowing by pouring acid on it. And before I know it, the old fears are having a party in my head.
I am so glad that I do become aware of it sooner than I used to and consciously direct my thinking into the new neural pathway that seems like a little track through the bush, wondering if I am going the right way.
I have done it before and came out at this beautiful secluded beach only a few people knew about, where there is peace and the water is crystal clear. The sand is white and treasures of beautiful shells and pebbles are waiting for me.
I know I can just enjoy it all because I can come back here, all I need to take with me is the knowledge, that it exists.
I feel refreshed, rejuvenated, uplifted and inspired.
I know I can take the feeling with me and have it in my life always and see the treasures all around me and be at peace no matter what.”
Choosing consciously what we think/believe takes practice.
Reading books like the one I mentioned helps to consciously choose.
The following are some of the things Neale Donald Walsh suggests to imagine in his book:
“With apologies and an honoring of John Lennon”
“Imagine…personal relationships with all others that are no longer need-based, but emerge more profoundly from an experience of personal fulfillment, personal power, and the personal expression of the highest thought about yourself and others that resides within everyone?”
Imagine… a career and work that feels more like joy and the celebration of the highest and best within you, and the happiest experience of Who You Are?” N.D.Walsch
There is a whole page of ‘Imagine ….’ in the book, which is very inspiring and uplifting.
Throughout the book the reader is encouraged to join the conversation on the blog where you can read Chapter 1 & 2 of The Storm before the Calm.
Image what life could be like when we choose to believe in love. Write a new cultural story.
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