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Preface To

Life Lessons
Life Lessons is a daily devotional to help center your mind on the solutions that exist all around you. It can be read one lesson at a time or you may find it useful to read several lessons in one sitting. When page numbers are listed they correspond to the book (or the PDF download from our website: Thought And Belief: How To Unlock Your Potential And Fulfill Your Destiny! These have been included so that you may refer to the book for an expanded explanation of the individual topics. While anyone of any belief system can benefits from these teachings I encourage the reader to form a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. See the back of this text for more information. Jami Sell February 17th, 2011

Lesson 1 The Culprit Is Fear! Fear can run your life. It will spread like a noxious weed and will make your decisions, pick your friends and find your spouse for you. It will tell you where to work and where to live. Fear will make you sick and get you dependent upon other people. It will tell you lies and say that they are the absolute truth. Fear is diabolical and relentless. It will steal your hope, crush your dreams and tell you that it is really someone elses fault and not your own. Pages 4-5 No matter what situation you are facing the root cause of any supposed problem is fear. The solution to banishing fear is a bit tricky. Fear never completely goes away. It is more of a maintenance issue like taking a shower or brushing your teeth. Getting rid of fear is an ongoing process. Once you come to understand this it is a good practice to become comfortable with the fact that you will repeatedly be exposed to fear and that you will need to deal with it. How you handle fear is very important. You cannot fight your fears and white knuckle your way through life. Fighting fear only makes it stronger because you must give it the focus of your attention and whatever you focus on gets bigger and bigger. The way to defeat fear is to develop a strong sense of peace within your thinking and state of being. It may sound like a paradox but the way to banish fear is to be at peace.
Inspirational Scripture The Lord said to him, Peace be to you, do not fear; you shall not die. (Jdg 6:23 AMP)

Lesson 2 Absolute Truth I hear a lot of talk these days about there not being any such thing as absolute truth. I also see a lot of fearful people who dont really seem to have anything much that they can believe in. I wonder if there is a connection between the two incidents? Everything is relative and there are no absolutes. Thats the kind of statements I often hear. There are no right or wrong answers there is just what you feel like doing. Sure there is the crowd that says to do the greatest good for all concerned. Thats a better approach but then you hear things like you have your truth and I have my truth and we should just accept each other. Dont get me wrong, I dont believe that we should split religious hairs or strong arm people into our personal beliefs but shouldnt there be something out there that is the actual truth? Something that was here before this world began and which will be here after it is gone. Something that is bigger than you and I put together. Something that created this place and which works every moment of every day and night to keep and maintain the universe? If something like this existed wouldnt we be able to agree that whatever name we call itthat would be absolute truth? If this great whatever were actually realwouldnt it have the power to banish fear and protect us from harm? Page 5 I am not sure that political correctness is all that it is cut out to be. What started as a means to not offend the sensibilities of others has now become a tool in the hands of people who just simply want to ignore the truth. I have noticed that there are many people who cannot stand to have anyone disagree with the way they live their lives. It is as if something within them knows that their behavior is wrong and they dont want to acknowledge this and make a positive change. Instead they attack anyone who suggests that their behavior is incorrect. There are times when the truth needs to be presented so that freedom can be experienced. In those times, honestly express that truth to yourself and others.
Inspirational Scripture Now therefore, [reverently] fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and in truth; put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the [Euphrates] River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. (Jos 24:14 AMP)

Lesson 3 The Process Listen carefully. I am about to tell you a wonderful secret. Throughout history men have searched for this secret and those who discovered it have found the key to creating anything that they desire! In this world there is a process that is at work. There exists an absolute truth that is the beginning and the end, the ancient of days, the source of all life. A part of this absolute truth is connected to the process and if you can work the process and find this truth you can defeat your fear by replacing it with trust in the process. The process is successful because it emerges from this limitless absolute truth. The process is something that just works and it doesnt care about your religion, skin color, gender, culture, bank balance, or heredity. As long as you enter and remain in the process fear cannot exist. To defeat fear and banish it from your thinking you must find this truth, make it a part of your state of being, and understand and work this process. What this process is and how it works will create a wonderful change in the way that you think and feel. You will see the world around you differently and you will find that great emotional weights just seem to have disappeared from your consciousness. What you are about to experience is freedom from the domination of fear through this process. Pages 5-6

Inspirational Scripture I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord God, He Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty (the Ruler of all). [Isa. 9:6.] (Rev 1:8 AMP)

Lesson 4 Emotions Are Good! You feel emotions all of the time, but have you ever stopped to consider where your emotions actually originate? Do your friends make you feel good and your enemies make you feel bad? Do your feelings change with the weather? Do your emotions go up and down like an elevator? Are you happy on your birthday and celebrate or would you rather not think about it since you are a year older? Does the thought of a new promotion excite you or are you terrified at the prospect of so much responsibility? Where does this stuff come from and why do different people feel differently about the same issue or situation? What about your beliefs? Do you know what they are and where they come from? Do you make your own beliefs or did you get them from your parents, your church, or your culture? Are you pre-programmed with a set of directives or do you just make it up as you go along in life? Do beliefs originate from your heredity or do they come from the experiences that you have in your life? When your aim is to stay on the positive side it is important to understand that you will still have the normal range of emotions. Choosing to be positive will not turn you into a robot by turning off your negative feelings. You will still have the opportunities to feel everything that is available in the vast spectrum of emotions. You are a human being and part of being human is to experience various emotions. Emotions and the reactions that they trigger within us can be beneficial in alerting us to danger or delivering us from harm. You dont have to resist the kind of fear that causes you to race to the curb to avoid the oncoming speeding vehicle. Thats a good kind of fear but you cant remain in that excited state for long without it affecting your overall health. Page 7 Inspirational Scripture And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, (2Co 7:15a KJV)

Lesson 5 The Threat Of Fear

The thing that you have to resist is the fear that poses some sort of threat to you and your sense of peace and joy. If this kind of fear cloaks itself as something beneficial then you begin to experience some extremely negative consequences. When fear is the unseen force that poses a threat to your existing belief system you will experience an intense emotional reaction. Your belief system does not have to be based on truth it just has to be founded upon something that you belief to be true. Your belief system can be totally wrong but if you believe that it is true then if something threatens you and your beliefs then you will experience fear and that fear will run your life and determine your outcome in any situation through this intense emotional reaction. If you believe that you are a good person and someone tells you through words or actions that you are not, the fear that what this other person has said can pose a threat to your existing belief and make you feel like you are a bad person instead of a good person. Thats how the fear gets into your belief system. First it tests and challenges your existing beliefs and then it tricks you into thinking that you are something different than what you actually are. In most cases like an unspoken affirmation that your mind repeats over and over the belief I am a good person normally keeps running in your conscious and unconscious thinking. Then the other person comes along and says through words or actions you are a bad person. Pages 8-10 As you walk through each day you must keep your thinking from accepting threats that are posed by other peoples words and actions. You have no control over what other people say, do, or think; so remember that you are acceptable to God through the righteousness He has infused into your spirit.
Inspirational Scripture Now therefore fear ye not: I (Joseph) will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them. (Gen 50:21 KJV)

Lesson 6 Your Mind Is A Tool It is truly amazing that every person on the earth has a mind but most people have no idea how this amazing design actually works. They often times attempt to use the mind to resolve issues that it was never intended to tackle and then this misuse of the mind results in perpetual unhappiness. To get a clearer understanding of the way in which your thinking operates try to imagine that your mind is a tool that is designed to navigate the physical world around you. It looks at everything like a series of problems that needs to be solved. It takes all of the available information and breaks this down into very small components. It then takes these components and sorts them by comparing and contrasting them. The mind then takes this information and puts it up to its existing belief system (or what it has come to understand as being true whether it is true or not). Then the mind fits all the individual pieces together like a big puzzle. When it has completed this it presents it as an answer to the existing problem. Once you get the answer to your problem you receive an aha moment in your emotions and there is a calming sense of relief. Think back to a time when you were having difficulty assembling some item. You know that you have all of the pieces and you have read the directions and know that the piece in your hands is the right one but it just wont fit! Your mind goes to work. You feel a sense of intensity as you refocus and read the directions again. You look at the diagram and then all of the pieces. You reaffirm that you are holding the right piece. Your feeling of intensity increases. You attempt to fit it together with the other pieces, first inserting it one way and then another until suddenly it slips into place! Your intensity suddenly falls into a sense of calm and you get a relieving aha feeling in your emotions. You pause for just an instant and admire the fact that you did it! You solved the problem and so resolved the entire issue at hand. Pages 10-11

Inspirational Scripture This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. (Lam 3:21 KJV)

Lesson 7 Addicted To Your Thinking Attempting to solve non-physical problems with your mind becomes an addiction to your own thinking. It is automatic since it is a function of the way that we think and the way in which our brains operate. The mind just has to see everything as a problem that requires resolution. If it has hard physical facts it can help you navigate the physical world around you and keep you safe and productive, but if the mind is expected to resolve your feelings it gets confused. It still wants the hard physical facts and it will find them! Those facts will become the guy that lives down the street, the cashier in the checkout line, your car, your house, the bank balance, the person at work, your boss, or your own child. Your mind will create a label and slap it on everyone and everything around you! It will convince you that you have nothing whatsoever to do with how you are feeling and that it is actually everyone and everything elses fault! But take heart, the solution to this chaotic confusion is much simpler than you might imagine and it involves backing up and interrupting this very thought process! Your release from this problematic situation is in the realization that there really is no problem! Page 15 There are times when you will discover that your mind is caught in a kind of thought loop. It just thinks about the same things over and over again and again in an attempt to find some logical reason for the negative and uncomfortable feelings you are experiencing. The truth isthe reason you are feeling the unpleasant feelings is because your thinking is producing them. The more that you think the worse you feel. The more that you experience those negative feelings the more your mind searches everyone and everything around you for a cause or reason for the negative emotions. The problem is that you are seeing a problem where there is none. You are creating an external threat to explain why you feel so badly on the inside. When you see people and circumstances as external problems nothing gets solved in the area of your feelings and the world begins to look like a hostile place. It doesnt take long before you start to feel overwhelmed. At times like these it is good to take refuge in the love of our Father God. Dont try to figure everything out for now just run into His love from the storm and take refuge. As you move into a place of restthe fear will subside and you will again be able to think clearly.

Inspirational Scripture To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. (Psa 46:1-3 KJV)

Lesson 8 There Is No Problem Your mind sees everything as a problem that must be solved and when it encounters anything that threatens its existing belief system it wants to either fight the opposition or run away from it. Your thinking about this opposition creates an emotional reaction that you feel in various negative degrees. Since the mind is designed to navigate the physical environment it cannot resolve any conflicts that arise from these emotional reactions. The mind will take this internal struggle and look for external causes in an attempt to resolve the situation. The fact that you continue to experience these negative feelings though makes the mind want to carry on its thinking about the issues and so you become addicted to your own thinking about the supposed problem since the problem is the minds thinking instead of the external object which has become the focus of your attention. It may sound like it is too simple or even impossible but the way out of this spiraling trap of the mind is to come to the realization that there is no problem. You see, the problem is an illusion that is created in your thinking. Your mind is attempting to find an external cause for your internal feelings. Since your real problem is your thinking about the problem your situation only becomes worse as long as you continue to think about it. Page 16 Your mind is created in such a way that it wants to logically solve anything that you present to it. If you believe that people or circumstances are problems then your mind will attempt to fix those people and circumstances. Instead of seeing your external world as something that needs fixed view it through your eyes of faith. Use your imagination to connect to the unseen realm of limitless possibilities. See people and circumstances as reminders to change the way that you think about your world. Thinking differently will change your internal feelings from negative to positive. You will then see the opportunities that exist all around you and you will be able to take the necessary actions that will improve your life. If you have a need you will find its answer in this new way of thinking instead of fruitless attempts at changing people or circumstances.
Inspirational Scripture Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. (Psa 46:10 KJV)

Lesson 9 The Threat Is In Your Mind Lets say that you have a relationship that you value and the relationship ends. Your mind will grab on to the situation and will tell you that without the external object of that particular person there is no hope and you will never have any other relationships of value again. Your emotional reaction to this situation is one of fear and your mind has taken the breakup as a threat. As you hold on to this threat you are consumed in your thinking and you attempt to fix the negative feelings you are experiencing by making adjustments in the physical environment. You may blame other people, the person you lost, or your job. It doesnt matter what form it takes and identifies with, the mind will begin to spin out of control under the perceived threat that has come from fear and it will never cease in its attempts to adjust the physical environment. Or consider the example of being in a business where the sales suddenly drop and the outlook for improvement is bleak. Your mind will grab this issue and tell you that it is over and you might as well lay-off half your people because you will be filing for bankruptcy before the end of the quarter! Your mind has grasped the external object of the sales figures as the problem and it is attempting to solve it. The error in this kind of thinking though is that the sales figures only exist on paper. You can touch the paper they are printed on, throw the paper in the trash or even burn it but the fact remains that as long as you wrestle with the figures in your mind you are dealing with something that is not real. The figures are just information and your mind is taking in this information, becoming fearful of it, and this creates the threat that your business is about to go under. If you hold on to this threat (that exists only in your mind) you will end up losing your business because all avenues of escape from the threat will be closed off by your mind. You will not see any solutions and you will only see the dark side of the situation. Pages 16-17 The truth is that the only thing that can keep you from success is your own restrictive thinking. It does not matter what kind of external opposition you perceive to be standing in your waysuccess is certain if you change the way that you think. You might say, but I have this person or I have this disease or I have this lack of finances but these are only external objects that you have labeled as problems that make you feel bad or uncomfortable. When you discover the thoughts that are making feel this way you can change those thoughts and find relief even if external situations do not immediately change. You can be happy and free in the midst of adversity and your new outlook is sure to attract improved opportunities! Your feelings can change about that person and their influence on you! Disease can become ease! Financial situations can improve! It is all dependent upon your peace of mind!
Inspirational Scripture You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. (Isa 26:3 AMP)

Lesson 10 Un-reality When I say that the problem doesnt exist I dont mean that if you have a break up that this is not upsetting or that it requires no action. If the break up is a marriage of ten years obviously you are going to need a lawyer to help you with the details of the divorce and if you have children you are going to have to explain the situation to them and prepare them for it. If you are in a business and sales go down you dont just sit back and say, Oh well You might have to look into your products, services, advertising, and personnel but you dont just sit around and do nothing because the problem doesnt exist! You cannot solve anything by chasing or holding on to an un-reality. A threat is an un-reality because it is a construct of the imagination that is created from your emotional reaction to the fear. Page 17 Many people misunderstand the concepts of faith and optimism. This positive mentality is often perceived as being an unrealistic view of the harsh realities of life. People encounter resistance that seems impossible to overcome so why say that things are getting better? This is the place where we must honestly look at and understand the negative experiences in life but keep the perspective of our heavenly Father and the fact that He has already declared the situation to be settled. Faith and optimism are not a pie in the sky when you die kind of mentality. When faced with adversity, having faith in a greater reality and an optimistic outlook allows you to see opportunities that were once hidden from you. As you search for answers with the intention of finding them you will discover that all of creation opens to resolve issues and supply needs. What makes the difference? Its all in your attitude and the way that you think about situations. If you view the world around you as hostile and unyielding then you will not find answers. If you view that same world as a friendly place filled with limitless possibilities then you will find that solutions present themselves to supply every need or desire. This does not mean that you sit back and take no actionit means that you will be filled with insight and will know just what actions need to be taken. You will have the inside advantage and spend less time trying things to see if they work. You will develop a confidence and will experience a certainty about what needs to be done. Your guidance will not be based on circumstances or public opinion it will instead emerge from your faith and optimistic outlook!
Inspirational Scripture Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (2Co 10:5 KJV)

Lesson 11 Thinking Creates Feeling You cannot send the tool of the mind to fix and resolve what you have feared and allowed to become a threat to you (in your thinking). It doesnt mean that you just go limp and refuse to think through the situation. Your mind is for navigation and it is very good at solving problems that steer through obstacles in the physical world but it cannot steer its way around negative emotions that you are feeling. It cannot do anything about these emotions because it is your thinking that is the force that is causing you to feel the unpleasant emotions in the first place! Using your mind to solve what you perceive as a threat is like coming across a burning building and throwing all of the combustible material you can find on that fire! Then you just sit back and say, There I hope that will put the fire out. You just added more fuel for the fire to keep it burning! The situation is worse than it was before! The point here is that you cannot send the tool of the mind to fix and resolve what you have feared and allowed to become a threat to you. The key that unlocks the mystery of a threat is in your belief system and in what you present to your mind as data for analysis. If you believe it is true then the mind will seize this data and contrast and compare it to the other data until it finds a solution. Once your mind accepts a fear in the form of a threat that is presented as part of your belief system then the mind will hold on to this data and reject anything that opposes it. Once it has broken down the data into smaller components of logic it will reassemble all of these components and you have the birth of a threat that exists only in the mind. This threat is not real. It is only the construct that the mind and imagination have built from the available information that it acquired from the belief system which you presented to it. To the mind, whatever is in the belief system is considered real and anything that differs from this is rejected. Pages 18-19 When you fear people or situations you create a threat within your own mind. The people or circumstances are not the problem even if they resist you in some manner. The problem is in your thoughts of fear. If people resist you, then find the resistance within your own thinking and correct it. If circumstances refuse to yield to your efforts discover what thoughts you have that mirror this situation and change them. If you change your thoughts from fear to a state of peace and expectancy then the world around you will shift and open to new opportunities.
Inspirational Scripture As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. (Mar 5:36 KJV)

Lesson 12 Information Based On Fear The imagination is creative in its nature and function so if you present information to the mind that is based on fear and that you feel as strong emotion your imagination will construct a powerful threat. The mind will not be able to resolve this threat internally so the mind will start to search for ways to adjust the physical environment. You now have a physical navigation tool that is attempting to externally solve a problem that is the result of its own thinking. The threat exists only in the mind and it exists only because the mind is thinking about it. It continues to think about this because it cannot resolve the condition like it would in a situation of physical navigation. Since the problem cannot be resolved the mind continues to blame things in the physical environment. It never ceases in its critical and condescending assessment of everyone and everything that it encounters in the physical world. Pages 20-21 Blaming others and being critical are terrible traps to fall into. You will not find any peace or resolution in a judgmental attitude even if you are treated badly. You attract people and situations into your life that mirror your internal beliefs. Actually what is happening is that you notice people and events that hold the same frequency as your internal thinking. On any given day you are surrounded by billions of bits of information that are either positive, negative, or neutral. You can tell what you are thinking and you can discover what you believe by the things that you notice around you. If you have a day off from work do you notice the beautiful sun shine and feel its warmth or are you bothered by the noise next door? That noise may be intrusive but what you notice is a reflection of what you believe and think. Is your day ruined by that careless driver who yelled some obscenity at you? The entire incident lasted only a few seconds but did those few seconds ruin your entire day or even week and cause you to miss all of the positive information that was around you? You tend to hold people and events in your mind that are in-sync with your current beliefs. When you catch yourself thinking about negative events or experiences it is time to look inward and discover the beliefs that restrict you in some manner. Then you will be free from fear and will be able to notice the positive instead of the negative!
Inspirational Scripture Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. (Jas 4:11 KJV)

Lesson 13 What You Believe Remember, the information that you present to your mind for analysis does not have to be true it just has to be something that you believe to be true. When you encounter a fear that makes you feel something negative and you allow yourself to think about the situation over and over again you are allowing your mind to attempt to solve the situation externally and it will create an endless series of physical opportunities that will make the mental threat seem like a physical reality. Page 21 Any thinking that contains fear is wrong thinking that needs to be changed. You may have fear filled beliefs that simply have no truth to them but if you believe that they are true then these will restrict you from receiving what you need. Whenever you find yourself thinking about situations over and over that make you afraid it is time to discover what beliefs you hold that are untrue. The process that God has placed into creation is that you must get a clear image of what you desire and believe with expectation that you will receive it. Thoughts that contain fear or uncertainty have already aligned with the idea that you dont have it and you cant get it. The reasoning behind those beliefs is insignificant because the state of fear has already disqualified you from the prize. To manifest anything you must have definite requests that you fully expect to receive. You must be grateful and have the full assurance that what you request will come to pass.
Inspirational Scripture Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Php 4:6-7 AMP)

Lesson 14 Blueprint For Reality Your thoughts are what create the possibility for your physical reality. When your imagination creates a mental construction in your mind it is like a blueprint for what you desire to have manifest into your life and reality. When you add negative emotions to this it is like an energy charge that fuels the mental construction of the threat in your mind to manifest into the physical realm. Feeling negative emotions about any subject is like telling the universe that you want more opportunities to experience those same emotions. In a very real sense you are creating opportunities to have more bad experiences so that you can experience those same negative emotions again and again. Feeling those negative emotions causes the mind to attempt to solve them as though they were problems of navigation in the physical environment. Your imagination will create a mental construct that becomes a threat to you because when you feel the unpleasant feelings, your mind accepts the directives behind the feelings as your belief system. Once this threat exists in your mind, it will cause the mind to perpetually attempt to resolve it. Since this is not possible, the only solution is to stop the process before the imagination creates the threat. The manner in which to accomplish this is to reject the negative emotional reaction. You cannot always stop the reaction from taking place but once it occurs and you recognize that your physical environmental navigation mind is attempting to solve this as a problem you must reject the negative emotional reaction. Page 21 Once you focus your attention on something you will react and feel an emotion at the speed of thoughtwhich is about 300 milliseconds. The speed at which you form a mental construct or idea to completely comprehend an image that is shown to you is: between 550 and 750 milliseconds. What this means is that your feelings are being generated at a much faster rate at a subconscious level than you can even process consciously just by choosing to look at a particular thing. By consciously shifting your focus of attention to the reality that includes God you will begin to have good feelings250 to 450 milliseconds before you are able to consciously process that information! Just by choosing to look to God you are immediately generating positive feelings at a rate of up to 3,333 per second! The really good news is that once you start to take conscious control over your thoughts and choose to include Godyou start getting a harvest of more and more of these positive feelings that you need to succeed. You might have thousands of thoughts to undo a negative contrary belief but your amazing mind can handle this in a very short time when you point it in the right direction! You can consciously process and comprehend an image that you see somewhere between 1,333-1,818 times per second! With this kind of brain powera few hundred or even a few million contrary beliefs dont seem like much of an obstacle when you understand how much your mind can think and feel in less than one second!
Inspirational Scripture I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. (Psa 139:14 KJV)

Lesson 15 Pause In Your Thinking How do you reject the negative emotional reaction and the feelings that it creates before the imagination has the opportunity to create a threat in your mind? Page 21 Stop. Pause in your thinking. Let your mind go silent. Look for something, anything that you are grateful for. Experience that little feeling of gratitude and then start looking for more and more things. If you are persistent you will begin to see that as your attitude and perspective goes from fearful to trusting. Answers will come to you and you will wonder how you did not see the solution sooner. When you change the mental construct you will cause change in the physical environment. Page 32 The first step is to recognize that you have just experienced a negative emotional reaction and that this has caused you to feel some sensation that is negative and unpleasant. The temptation at this point is to think about the negative or unpleasant feeling and attempt to disprove it in some way. The fault in this reasoning is that the feeling you are trying to evade and disprove was created by your thinking mind and this mind has already found evidence in your belief system that the external stimulus is correct and so it produced the negative or unpleasant feeling. Since your mind created the sensation or feeling the only place it can look for resolution is outside of itself or in the physical environment. The feeling you experienced is one of being in the wrong so the mind can only find things in the physical environment that it can blame for the internal feeling and which it can label as wrong. The belief system is consulted again but this time it is compared to the external environment where it deems anything that opposes it as the threat which it feels internally. The mind then erroneously reasons that if it can eliminate this external cause of the unpleasant internal feeling then the internal feeling will change to the aha feeling and the problem will be solved! Pages 21-22 However, the internal feeling will return because it was created by the mind and not the environment and the mind will again seek another external cause and the process repeats over and over again with no resolution at all. The problem only exists in the mind and as the mind continues to think about it this provides endless information to the imagination which begins to construct the threat. The problem or threat only exists in the mind and not in the physical environment even though the stimulus was likely to have come from some external person or situation. Like a person addicted to a drug, your mind will return again and again to its own thinking about its thinking unless you stop it. Page 22
Inspirational Scripture As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. (Pro 26:11 KJV)

Lesson 16 Fade Into Silence After you have recognized the feeling that you have experienced you avoid the temptation to think more about the stimulus by simply pausing in your thoughts. Even though your mind will resist and insist that you continue to think about the feelings that you experienced or about the person or situation that seems to have created those feelings you must resist this temptation and just let the mental chatter fade and cease to exist. When you do this you are presenting new information to your logic circuits and proving to them that the perceived threat only exists in the mind and not in the physical environment. If you pause in your thinking long enough, your mind will recognize that the perceived threat is really something that is non-existent and it will stop looking in the physical environment for the cause of the internal feelings. Once you get to this point your mind will register the aha feeling because it has reached the conclusion that the answer to its perceived problem is to stop looking for an answer and just fade into silence. You should then experience a sense of calm. If the mind at any time protests and wants to think about the problem just repeat the process: recognize the feeling and just pause in your thinking until you fade into silence. With time and practice you will train your mind and it will often just go silent when it encounters a situation or person who assaults your belief system. Page 22-23
Inspirational Scripture Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment. (Isa 41:1 KJV)

Lesson 17 Positive Feelings When you have recognized the feeling within you and have paused in your thinking, your mind will accept the new information and you will experience the calm aha sensation. From this silent state of mind you have successfully switched your negative emotional reaction to a positive feeling. You will be filled with a sense of confidence and your mind will then be able to accurately assess the available information and decide what action, if any, needs to be taken. Dont be concerned if the first few times you struggle with this. Just stay focused and stick to the formula. Recognize the feelings you are having, pause in your thinking and let your mind go silent. Dont attempt to make yourself feel better just stick to the process and then let those positive feelings rise naturally from within. When you view the physical environment from a place of stillness your mind is continuing to work but it is not viewing the objects in the physical environment as causes of a threat. When the mind is not threatened it sees different information than it would if it was looking for something to blame for how you feel in your emotions. Your renewed sense of calm and confidence will allow the spiritual qualities of joy and love to rise into manifestation. When you feel calm, confident, joyful, and loving; the people and situations around you will not invoke a sense of fear within you and you can more accurately assess the available physical environment. Page 24
Inspirational Scripture But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. (Psa 5:11 KJV)

Lesson 18 Stillness It is amazing how much information the mind can process and interpret when it is not looking for some kind of threat to defeat. In a relaxed state of mind of mental stillness you will begin to see things just fall into place and you will notice patterns and connections that were not visible before. The pieces of complex issues just start to come together and you will be amazed at knowing what you know! Moving through life with this kind of clarity definitely generates positive feelings and promotes a sense of calm and confidence. A state of calm stillness will not stop the emotional reaction to a critical attitude but it will help you recognize the criticism and allowed you to accurately assess all the available information. Rather than being threatened you will be alerted to any potential danger! When you begin to dwell in this state of mental stillness you will start to notice that the mind will alert you to all sorts of issues that are occurring and some that are about to occur but which have not yet been fully revealed. Page 26
Inspirational Scripture Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked [persons and] fall from your own [present] firm condition [your own steadfastness of mind]. But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him [be] glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)! (2Pe 3:17-18 AMP)

Lesson 19 Become Grateful Remaining in this state of calm, confident, silence is a great way to begin to generate positive emotions and a sense of wellbeing. The next step in the process now that you are able to perceive the physical environment correctly is to become grateful for things in your life. If you are struggling or if you still feel threatened by some things just start to be grateful for as many small things as you can find in your life. Be glad that it is day-time and that you are up, out of bed and can see the sun. Be grateful for the level of health or peace that you have even if that level is not as great as you would like it to be. Be grateful for what you do have to eat, or that the electric is still on, or that you have a car, or can ride the bus, or are able to walk, or you have someone to assist you. Wherever you are or whatever your state or condition find something you are grateful for that can start you on the path of positive emotions. You dont have to muster up these emotions just find something that you are truly grateful for and then start thinking about how you are blessed by these simple things. Page 28
Inspirational Scripture Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with you. (Php 4:6-9 AMP)

Lesson 20 Solution Oriented By switching your mind into a state of gratitude you are informing it that no threats exist and that you find the world around you friendly, cooperative, and loving. With this kind of an attitude the mind will stop all attempts to blame someone or something in the physical environment. It will just begin to look at and process all of the available information and provide you with a wealth of possibilities instead of attempting to defeat people and situations in the environment. You will move from a defensive attitude to one of being assertive. Your mind is free to assess every situation clearly so that you can take responsible, intuitive actions to address whatever is before you. You will never lack an answer for anything that comes to your attention and you will discover that you have become solution oriented instead of problem centered. All of this becomes possible when you pause in your thinking, let your mind just go silent, and then just allow yourself to be grateful for everything that you have and which is readily available to you. Pages 28-29
Inspirational Scripture I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. (Psa 69:30 KJV)

Lesson 21 Wellbeing When you can let your busy mind just go silent and then focus on the things in your life that you are grateful for, you create a state of positive emotions and a sense of wellbeing. Page 30 Creation is set up in such a way that enables you to produce anything that you desire. Some believe that you have to be in line with the way that God wants you to have things but this is not true. You can produce anything that you want even if you want something that is opposed to God. There are many people who are involved in crime and they get what they desire. There are people who want to star in or make pornographic movies and they can create these. Some folks live in poverty and try to survive from pay check to pay check. If this is what a person chooses to create then God will allow them to do so but these things are not the will of God. Whether you produce good or bad works is up to you. You will at some point be paid for your efforts but if you embrace the love of the Father and set your eyes on Him you can have a state of wellbeing. In a state of wellbeing you can focus your attention on the promises of God and not feel that He is withholding anything from you. All too many times people ask God for something and then they experience delays. This is often interpreted as God saying no to the request or that there is some benefit to be gained by having to wait for what has been requested. When you keep your eyes on the love of the Father and His process you can understand that it is His will for you to be prosperous and live a life of plenty! Delays and disappointments are not His ideaHe intends for you to have what you need and desire! He is not withholding anything from you and all you need to do is continue to believe that you will receive from Him. Root out the contrary beliefs that stop His blessing from reaching you. Get rid of the ideas that it might never happenit doesnt work for memaybe God is trying to teach me somethingI must have missed it! Take all of those unproductive thoughts and throw them aside! Fill your mind and mouth with gratitude for every blessing! Remind yourself of the promise of God and recount how that promise is for you! Thank God for what He has already accomplished in your behalf and live with the expectation that what you desire already belongs to you. When you sit down to rest do so with the powerful sense of wellbeing and the certainty that your desire is on the way!
Inspirational Scripture For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (2Co 5:10 KJV)

Lesson 22 You Decide Your mind uses whatever information you decide to present to it as a part of your belief system. You decide whether this information is positive or negative, friendly or threatening, grateful or ungrateful. Whatever you give the focus of your attention will determine what information your mind receives. If you find something that is frustrating and disappointing to focus on and you allow your mind to think about this then you will find more and more frustrating and disappointing things in the environment all around you. It is like the example of whether the glass is half full or half empty. You are the one who decides and what you decide determines your attitude and outlook in life. Page 30 If you have a need of some kind in your life and you believe that God is withholding it from you then that becomes your reality and the need will not be met. If you believe that people around you are sabotaging your efforts to be successful then you will not experience a breakthrough in your situation. If you believe that circumstances are such that they prevent the answer to your need from manifesting then that is what you will have. Whatever mental position you side with is the reality that you will experience in your life and in manifestation around. The things that you look for and expect to see are the things that you will eventually have. As long as you consciously set your mind on something to have it people and circumstances will melt away and you will get what you desire. God has set up creation in such a way that you become the deciding vote! He has already blessed you with every spiritual blessing and you can agree that these belong to you or you can hold thoughts that keep these blessing away from you. When a restrictive thought comes to your mind you always have the choice to accept it or reject it. When faced with adversity you can make a decision to instead believe the promise. The choice is always yours and if you dont have something that you need you can change your thoughts so that you can receive it! You are always the deciding vote in your reality! To have what you want you simply need to decide that you already own it and that it is on its way to you!
Inspirational Scripture Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (Eph 1:3 KJV)

Lesson 23 Being Passionate Every person on the earth is very creative. When you focus on something and give it your attention your mind goes to work to analyze all of the available data. When your mind thinks about anything it will produce in your body some type of emotional response and reaction. If you perpetually think about one certain thing then you become passionate about that thing. Page 30 We live in a world that is brought into being by strong feelings and those feelings are your passions. Any strong emotion can become a passion even if it is based in fear. If you fear that you cannot have a certain thing in your life then those passionate feelings will prevent you from receiving it. They send out the powerful signal that tells people and events that what you desire can never be a part of you. To change this you need to focus on what you feel inside of you instead of the people and circumstances around you. Dont attempt to change people or things just use your imagination to build an image of what you desire and think about this until you experience the feelings of already having it. If it doesnt manifest right away then just keep thinking the thoughts that produce the feelings of already having it. What you desire will soon manifest but you must avoid the trap of thinking and speaking about what is currently manifested. It will be tempting to look around you and mentally describe what you see. This causes you the feel emotions that produce more of that same unwanted reality. Focus your attention on your ideal mental image and bathe in the wonderful feelings of the new reality. With practice and some patience you will soon experience blessing all around you!
Inspirational Scripture and fears shall be in the way, (Ecc 12:5 KJV)

Lesson 24 Creative Force Passion is an interesting word. We often associate it only with sex but it is really a word that means intense emotional excitement. It can be excitement about love, fear, anger, rage, or anything in between! Passion is what occurs when we continually, habitually, think about and focus on something that we either desire to have, or that we fear will happen to us. Passion is the creative force that brings mental constructs into physical reality. It is often the element that is overlooked when a person is attempting to manifest something through use of what has come to be known as the law of attraction. You can recite affirmations all day but if you are not passionate about the words you are speaking then nothing will change and you will not get the things that you desire. You cannot be passionate about the words you speak unless you have a detailed mental construct built within your mind through repetitive, habitual thinking about it. Pages 30-31
Inspirational Scripture Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Php 4:8 KJV)

Lesson 25 Perpetual Thinking When you think about something, whether it is positive or negative, you present information to your mind as part of your belief system. The mind simply accepts this as true since it is from your belief system and it goes to work to sort and compare the information until it has broken it down into smaller components of data. It then takes this data like pieces in a puzzle and assembles them into a mental construct. This mental construct will generate powerful emotions within you and it is these powerful intense emotions that bring the mental construct into physical reality. These are emotions that we callpassion. Passion is generated from the mental construct that is produced by perpetual thinking about a particular subject. Whatever you are experiencing in your life at this very moment is a result of your having been passionate about it from a mental construct within your imagination. You may not have intentionally created the reality you now face but somewhere in your imagination is the mental blueprint that generated the intense emotional reaction called passion that brought the mental construct into physical reality. Remember that passion can be generated by intentionally focusing on what you desire, or it can also be generated by something that you fear will happen to you. Passion is a powerfully creative force. It is this creative force that brings things into the physical environment. It can be both positive and negative. The same force can feed a child or exploit and abuse that child sexually. The same force can produce a stable loving marriage or it can fuel infidelity. The only difference is in the focus of attention and the resulting mental construct. Are you struggling with an addiction that just makes you feel helpless and hopeless? The same focus of attention that got you into that situation can get you out if you refocus onto the stability that you desire. You might need other people to help and support you in your process of recovery and that is alright but keep in mind that all that these people are doing is presenting you with a new way of looking at the already available information in your environment. They are not teaching you new things they are teaching you to look at what is already there in a new way. You are learning to see the glass half full instead of half empty. Page 31
Inspirational Scripture But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation: (Lam 3:21 AMP)

Lesson 26 Focus Of Attention Your mind uses whatever information you decide to present to it as a part of your belief system and you decide whether this information is positive or negative, friendly or threatening, grateful or ungrateful. Whatever you give the focus of your attention will determine what information your mind receives. Remember that if you find something that is frustrating and disappointing to focus on and you allow your mind to think about this then you will find more and more frustrating and disappointing things in the environment all around you. You are the one who decides what to focus on in the physical environment around you. What you decide determines your attitude and outlook in life. Page 32
Inspirational Scripture And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. (Gen 15:5 KJV)

Lesson 27 Attitude And Outlook Your attitude and outlook whether positive or negative will generate powerful intense emotions that will cause whatever mental constructs you have created to come into physical manifestation. The mental constructs that you create could be called your passions in life. They are the things that you think about most and give your attention. They dont have to be something that you want to have happen but they are the things that you think about most. They can even be things that you are afraid will happen to you. These are the things that you hold in your mind. They are the things that you find yourself talking about most of the time. They are the things that you worry about because worry always generates loads of negative intense emotions. These passions are the creative forces that bring your mental constructs into physical reality and create your world around you. Page 32
Inspirational Scripture My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: (Pro 3:21 KJV)

Lesson 28 The Mind And Creation

The method of how the creation works and how we fit into it by interaction through the process of our minds.

1) The mind is a tool that is designed to navigate the physical environment. 2) The mind believes anything that we tell it from our belief system as being absolutely true. 3) The mind sees everything as a problem that requires an answer. 4) When the mind thinks about anything, the imagination begins to break down the information and then reconstructs this into a mental image or mental construct. 5) A mental construct is a blueprint for physical reality. 6) When the mind thinks it produces an intense emotion emotional reaction in our feelings. Persistent or habitual thinking produces passions. 7) Since thinking produces feelings the mind cannot resolve intense emotional reactions within itself. 8) When the mind cannot resolve a problem within itself, it will look for an external cause within the physical environment that it can blame for the emotional feelings. 9) To avoid this trap in the thinking you pause in thought, let your mind go silent, and then find something that you are grateful for to think about. 10) Gratitude is the key to producing positive mental states. 11) When the mind is in a silent relaxed state it will pick up information from the physical environment and you will intuitively know what, if any, course of action is required. 12) Passion is the strong emotion produced from thinking. It is the creative force that brings mental constructs into physical realities. Pages 33-34
Inspirational Scripture As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. (Mar 5:36 KJV)

Lesson 29 Feelings If we take the information from the last lesson and create only passions of a positive nature with our thinking, then we can direct this creative force to produce anything that we desire simply by creating the mental construct in our minds through our thinking and fueling it regularly with more passion! It may sound too simple but that is all that is necessary to get anything that you want in life. You do not have to change reality, the physical environment, or things and people in the environment. The only thing that you need to do is create a mental construct by your thinking of what you desire and then fuel this with passionate feelings of a positive nature. Page 34 You may not realize it but your world is being created around you by your feelings. Feelings are constantly generated by what you allow yourself to think about. When you think about anything those thoughts produce feelings that you experience as emotions. There are only two kinds of emotions: positive and negative. If you allow yourself to feel good and have positive emotions then you will attract good and positive events and people into your life. If your allow yourself to feel bad and have negative emotions then you will attract bad and negative events and people into your life. After you have thought about a particular situation or event over time you form a belief about that situation or event through your reoccurring feelings. Beliefs are created from the feelings that you produce when you repeatedly think about something. If you are experiencing something in your life that you do not want more of, then you must change your thinking about that situation or event until you begin to feel differently about it. You must root out the negative feelings and discover the thoughts that are creating those feelings. Many times, our emotions will produce some kind of fearful feeling about a person, place, or situation. The solution is to feel the opposite of fear which is a sense of being loved and then sending this love to the person, place, or situation. When you experience love you feel and sense of peace in your emotions. Whatever is happening to you may not be right or something that you want more of but if you are walking in love then there will be a sense of peace in your emotions. This sense of peace releases you from that person or event and draws to you other loving and peaceful situations and people. If you feel good, then you are in love; and if you feel bad, then you are in fear. There are only positive and negative feelings and these are produced by your thoughts. What you feel is up to you and to change from negative to positive you must think about what makes you feel good.
Inspirational Scripture Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: (Eph 4:26 KJV)

Lesson 30 Think Friendly You must view the world as a friendly place. We have discussed how the mind tends to react to stimuli from the physical environment and then seek out objects within this to blame for the internal feelings. When the mind views the external environment as a threat it thinks of the world as a cold, hostile, unmoving, unresponsive kind of place. This is hardly the perception that is going to produce anything that is desired. A mind that is opposed to the world around it will fall under the perception that you have to fight for anything you want and you have to defend anything that you have because the world is NOT going to give you anything that you have not worked HARD to get. This is a terribly mixed up perception since the internal feelings are created by the minds own thinking and not by the stimuli from the physical environment and since the world is a wonderful giving place! As long as the mind views the external world with fear or contempt it will create negative mental constructs and only generate negative emotions. This mental condition sets up a chain reaction that will cause you to primarily manifest only things that you fear might happen to you. To manifest what you desire to have in your life you must change this perception of the world to one of a positive, friendly, and loving awareness. It is only when you believe that the world receives you with open arms that you are able to stop blaming the environment for how you feel. It is only when you think correctly about the world around you that you can generate positive feelings to fuel your mental constructs. You can only see the world clearly when you have stopped your mind from building negative and faulty mental constructs. You must view the world as being friendly because any and all negative emotions stop the creative flow in your life from producing anything positive. This is a concept that you must clearly comprehend and you must be alert to the potential danger. Pages 34-35
Inspirational Scripture And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety. (Lev 25:19 KJV)

Lesson 31 24-7 We all have twenty four hours in each day. Lets say as an example that you set aside fifteen minutes in each day to consciously focus on positive things and that during these fifteen minutes you generate positive feelings. Now this fifteen minutes includes things like when you turn in a project or complete a task and you bask in the aha moments that you have done a good job. It includes the people throughout your day that take the time to say, thank you or send you a note or card. When you savor the delicious flavor of a dessert at lunch or enjoy the refreshing sensation of a cold drink when you are just parched with thirst. It also includes the repetition of your affirmations or when you read a short inspirational message or maybe a moving scripture verse. All of these things cause you to generate positive emotions and when you generate these they fuel any and all positive mental constructs that you have created in your imagination. All of the positive things that manifest in your life are a result of the fact that for fifteen minutes a day you are able to generate positive feelings. Page 35
Inspirational Scripture This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psa 118:24 KJV)

Lesson 32 Mental Chatter She said WHAT about me?! Oh, if I would have just caught that mistake, then there wouldnt be such a BIG deal about this. Im going to be late! Why is he looking at me like that? I dont care what she thinks! Oh, like SHE knows anything! Oh no not again! Ah! I look so fat! I wonder if he meant me when he said that? Yeah, same to you ! I dont know why she thinks shes so special! I know its the truth but you know as well as I do that it will NEVER change! What an___! Ah! Not another bill? Where am I supposed to get the money to pay for this?! Oh no not him again! How many times have I told you I think Im getting sick. Those symptoms sound just like mine. Ill never make it! Ill just never make it! If your thinking is involved in phrases like those above you are generating negative emotions and your mind is continuing to build negative mental constructs that these emotions fuel. The reason that your life seems to be getting worse is that you are functioning in a state of fear. Your world has become a hostile threatening place and you have become passively reactive to whatever situation comes your way. You worry about everything and every situation contains some element that you feel that you have to resist. Your mind is handling your emotions like a problem of physical navigation and you are locked into a hopeless thought loop from which there is no escape. You may think this example to be an extreme one but on the average most people do not experience more than fifteen minutes of positive emotions during the course of a single day. In fact it is common for many people to experience less than fifteen minutes out of their day where they actively generate positive emotions! In the midst of this chaos, it would be good for you to realize all of the good that you are experiencing (and Ill bet you could make a really BIG list of things) that has been made possible by the fifteen minutes (or whatever amount of time you spend daily) where you have been able to generate positive emotions! That short period of positive time is responsible for all of the good in your life! Imagine just for a moment if you were somehow able to flip this equation and turn your negative focus into just fifteen minutes a day and take the twenty three hours and forty five minutes and turn them into a focused time which generated only positive emotions! Can you even begin to imagine what your life would be like and how the negative things around you would start to change? Even if you were successful in changing only one hour into a time of positive focus just image how your situations would drastically improve. Page 36-37 The solution is to become firstly, aware of what you are thinking and then to take steps to influence and control your mental chatter to produce positive thoughts.
Inspirational Scripture Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: (Eze 38:10 KJV)

Lesson 33 Seeing Opportunities Your feelings fuel the positive mental constructs and produce what you desire in your life. The only way to see the opportunities that are all around you is to stay in a positive attitude that comes from positive emotions. These emotions are generated by our thoughts and these thoughts are things which we have the power to control by directing the focus of our attention from negative to positive things in our physical environment. To accomplish this, you must move from thinking in a reactive manner where you allow your mind to search the world around you in order to blame objects for the way that you feel; and you must change your thinking to one of seeing clearly through silence, calm, and a relaxed state of mind. By switching your mind into a state of calm you are informing it that no threats exist. With this kind of an attitude the mind will stop all attempts to blame someone or something in the physical environment. It will just begin to look at and process all of the available information and provide you with possibilities instead of attempting to defeat people and situations in the physical environment. You will move from a defensive attitude to one of being assertive. Your mind is free to assess every situation clearly so that you can take responsible, intuitive actions to address whatever situation that you face. You remain in this positive state of mind by intentionally viewing the world around you as a friendly place instead of a hostile and threatening one. Pages 36-37
Inspirational Scripture Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isa 26:3 KJV)

Lesson 34 Become Grateful You must become grateful for what you have. It doesnt matter what situation you are currently facing, gratitude will improve it. The equation is very simple. If you are in a state of gratitude for what you have you will generate positive emotions and if you are not in a state of gratitude then it is because you view the world through fear and you will generate negative feelings. Call it faith or call it fear you will believe in something. What you choose to believe will determine the outcome of your experience. You decide what feelings that you experience by what you continually and habitually think about. If you believe that the world around you is hostile then you will find objects in the physical world to resist and you will constantly fight and attempt to change these things. You have to stop fighting the physical world around you and just accept whatever is manifested without resisting it. The only way to do this is to stop your mind from thinking that the world is a threat and to accomplish this you must stop your mind from thinking and let it go silent. Without this silence your mind will see only problems that require resolution by assaulting them. Once your mind is silent it is able to just look at all of the available information. In this observation mode of thinking the mind is finally able to see the abundance and bounty that exists and you acquire the capacity to experience gratitude. Pages 37-38
Inspirational Scripture He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. (Pro 22:9 KJV)

Lesson 35 Friendly World Gratitude will cause you to be in an excited state of mind where your emotions are stirred to positive expectancy. It is an attitude that can only be cultivated in the garden of a friendly world. Think of an ice cube in a freezer. It is made of water but you cannot make the water fluid as long as it stays in the freezer. The only way that you can return it to its fluid state is to remove it from the cold and place it in an environment that is above freezing. Once it is placed in this environment it will naturally return to its fluid state and it will as you would expect begin to flow. Gratitude is like that ice cube. In order for it too flow naturally without effort you just have to place it in the right environment of a friendly world. I like Hebrews chapter 4:11. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. Whats that, labor to enter the rest? Yes! Its that simple. The rest is like a warm place in the midst of a frozen environment. It requires energy and effort to get there but once you are there then the warmth creates the environment for rest to be possible and it flows naturally without any effort on your part. You dont create gratitude or muster it up by a lot of work and energy, you labor to put your mind into the observation mode and then gratitude flows naturally. Once you stop fighting the physical world and start looking for the good in life you produce gratitude for what you have and you begin to reason that if life is so giving and forgiving then there must be more good stuff on the way for me! Pages 38
Inspirational Scripture Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell]. (Heb 4:11 AMP)

Lesson 36 Recognize And Appreciate You must move beyond what you have and develop a clear mental image of what you desire. It may sound a bit redundant but in order for you to move beyond what you have you must first recognize and appreciate what you have. All too often people develop an attitude of, How do I get there from here? I mean if I dont have the money, then how do I get the money? If I am not healthy then how do I get to being healthy? The list is endless! It all boils down to: How am I supposed to get to what I desire from where I am right now? Now here is the tricky part. This is a function of the mind where it is partly working in the observation mode and partly viewing the world as a hostile place. It is where you might have some gratitude for the good things that you enjoy regularly in life but it is also a state of mind where you regularly resist certain objects in your environment. You accept all the nice stuff but you continually complain and resist anything that makes you upset or feel bad. (Remember, the physical environment does not create your feelings. Your thinking creates what you feel.) It is not the fault of the physical environment that is making you feel bad it is a result of the directives in your thinking and as long as you resist what is currently manifested you will not move into the climate that allows gratitude to exist. Without gratitude you will miss opportunities that are already available to you that are hidden by your focus on a physical object whether this is a person, circumstance, or situation. Page 39
Inspirational Scripture O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. (1Ch 16:34 KJV)

Lesson 37 Release Physical Objects Without gratitude you will miss opportunities that are already available to you that are hidden by your focus on a physical object whether this is a person, circumstance, or situation. To help you understand this condition take two coins and put one between each of your thumbs and index fingers. Hold these up in front of you at arms length. Now slowly start to bring your arms in toward you and bring the coins closer and closer to your eyes until they are ready to touch your eyelashes. When you have them in this position the coins are in front of your eyes and they almost block your view of everything. Even the coins themselves will be blurry and you will not be able to see anything very clearly in the physical environment. The same thing happens when you hold a physical object as the focus of attention. Your environment is almost completely blurred and you will be unable to see the opportunities that exist all around you because the only thing that you will see is the blurry physical object that you blame for your feelings. Until you are able to release all physical objects as the cause for your feelings you will not be able to move beyond what you have to what you desire. Releasing an object does not mean that you are agreeing that some injustice is right or that it is ok for someone to just openly wrong you or mistreat you in some manner. It just means that you are changing your thinking that produces the negative feelings instead of attempting to resist and change the physical environment which can only affect you if you allow it to get into your thinking. Pages 39-40
Inspirational Scripture I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. (Php 4:12 KJV)

Lesson 38 Accept What Is As we have already discussed, the only way out of this trap (of negative thinking and feeling) is to stop your mind and so release the physical object as the cause for how you feel internally. Releasing the object in this manner will allow you to clearly see what is around you. The only possible way in which to attain your desire is to accept everything that is currently manifested in your reality. Once you reach this point you will be able to identify and be grateful for what you already have and then you can focus your attention on producing what you desire. Page 40 One of the things that keeps you from receiving what you desire is when your focus of attention goes to a physical object. This could be a problem area like a person or circumstance that you want to see change or it could be something that you are hoping to receive. This can be very subtle and it can stall you in the process of manifesting your desire. For instance, you may be looking for a new job and your focus goes to a particular company instead of focusing on the essence of your desire and feeling the feelings of what that job would be like if you were hired. You end up looking at that place of employment and then they never call you or they hire someone else. By focusing on the object of the job instead of its essence you hold that job off into a future that never arrives. If you switch the focus of your attention to the essence of the kinds of feelings that job would bring youyou start to feel what it would be like to have that job and those positive feelings begin the process of attracting what you desire. Its a very subtle shift in your thinking but it makes all the difference in the world as to how you feel about your situation. When you are focused on the physical object of a new job you live in a kind of fear that the job is not really yours. Obviously you cant say that you have a particular job until they actually hire you so you just wait around hoping that they will call and you get more and more fearful for every day that goes by when they dont. The job is always off in the future somewhere and that future has no connection to the moment of now. When you focus on the essence of what you desire you immediately begin to have the positive feelings associated with having that desire in full manifestation. You begin to feel like everything you need is already fulfilled and those feelings connect you to actual physical jobs and places of employment. Instead of feeling fearful you live in a state of expectation that the physical elements will fall into place with perfect timing and order because you feel what it is likenowto have those physical manifestations! This state produces a powerful sense of gratitude for everything that you have and hope to receive and it attracts what you desire into your reality!
Inspirational Scripture My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. (Psa 62:5 KJV)

Lesson 39 Clarity And Forgiveness The way to create a clear image of what you desire is to first have this clear view of the physical world around you. Many times people create what they believe to be a clear image but when they focus on this nothing like the image manifests into their reality. They often become discouraged and give up because they think that the process is not working for them. What they often miss is that they are attached to several physical objects and that this attachment is causing them to miss very important information that they need to create the correct mental construct. Since their mental construct lacks the correct information and since it is anchored to the current physical reality these people keep creating the same thing over and over again even though they are attempting to create something new. You cannot create something new until you have new information to hand to the imagination so that it can create the proper mental construct. You will never even see the needed information until you release the objects of your focus in the physical world. It is like the example of the coins being in front of their eyes. Everything is blurry and everything is blocked. The new information cannot get to your consciousness because your thinking is consumed by the physical object that you are focusing on. This is the area where you must continuously walk in a state of forgiveness and acceptance of ALL THINGS. When you choose to not forgive or to resist anything; you have cut yourself off from the information that you need to create the mental construct that will change the physical reality. If you find that it is difficult to forgive or to accept what is currently happening in your life try looking at it from this perspective. You are not restricting the other person or situation with your unforgiveness or resistance you are only keeping yourself from seeing all of the available information that you need. To not forgive or accept what is currently manifested is the same thing as denying yourself what you really desire to have in your life. Once you get to a place where you are able to release all physical objects and walk in forgiveness, acceptance, and gratitude you are ready to create your desire. Pages 40-41
Inspirational Scripture And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. (Mat 6:12 KJV)

Lesson 40 Create The Essence To create a clear image of what you desire, stop and think about something that you would like to have. Get in touch with the feelings that come to you when you think about this object or situation. Let this image change and be re-molded like clay until you get a clear image. Be open to the fact that you may think that you desire one thing and as you get in touch with the feeling it produces you may find that you are really looking for something else. This is alright, just let the image change and shift until you can produce the same feeling over and over again as you think about it. Once you have an image of this desire as a feeling that you just kind-of sense to be the right one then you have produced the essence of your desire. Think about this as often as you can. By producing the essence of what you desire you are able to attract what you want in life more quickly. You are then free to experiment with various styles of what you desire. For instance, once you have the feeling of the essence of your desire then you can easily release an image of a red sports car and accept a more dependable, economical vehicle which is what you are looking for in the long run. It doesnt mean that you cannot have the best and most expensive items it just means that your attachment to physical form has been broken and what you truly want at the depths of your feeling centers can manifest. You can accept the best thing for you at this time instead of being bound to the best thing on the marketprice wise! You get to keep what you want in the long term as opposed to getting something that you grow tired of in a few days or weeks. Page 41
Inspirational Scripture So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire. (1Ki 5:10 KJV)

Lesson 41 Attraction Creating your desire can get somewhat confusing if you dont fully understand the process of attraction. People get hung-up on pulling things that they want into their lives instead of effortlessly attracting them. In most industrialized areas of our world people tend to think of abundance as being in the various grocery and supermarkets that exist. If you want produce of some kind you go to the grocery store and pick out your tomatoes, onions, carrots, and peas and you think in terms of these market places as the spot where you get the vegetables that you desire. These things dont grow in the market they are grown on farms then are shipped to the market when they are ready to be sold. This convenience can hinder your thinking about manifesting what you want because you are only involved in the last step of the process of farming where you purchase and consume the product. It might help to think of attraction by imagining that thinking is like a garden where the seed of desire is sown. In this garden of your mind you water and tend the seed until it sprouts and starts to grown (still within your mind). You give the plant water and plant food (which is your passion) and you watch the little plant get bigger and bigger and bigger! As time goes by the plant flowers and you smell the wonderful aroma of its nectar. The plant begins to grow into the physical environment beyond your thinking and like the many insects that come to pollinate flowers in any garden the creation around you sends its own version of these pollinators and your plant shows signs of producing fruit. At this point you begin to notice that the physical world around you is beginning to shift and change and the only thing that you have done is to fuel the mental construct with passion. Suddenly, the plant produces its fruit in the physical environment and you have the complete manifestation of your desire. The misconception with the idea of attraction is that you are pulling something in from the universe that you desire to have. This concept is true but it is incomplete and if you focus on only this aspect you will become frustrated because you will not be able to produce your desire completely. You must clearly understand that what attracts the assistance from the creation is that you have completely grown and fueled a mental construct with passion until it can no longer be contained within you. Your mental construct grows into the creation and the creation becomes attracted to what you have created in your imagination and which you have fueled with your thinking and resulting passion. Too many times people attempt to pull what they want into themselves from the universe. You must create a clear image of what you want within your imagination and allow the mind to create a mental construct. Once you have this construct you fuel it with your passion and as it grows beyond your thinking into creation, the universe will respond and become attracted to it. Once your mental construct and the universe connect you have a new reality! Pages 41-42
Inspirational Scripture And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about. (2Ch 15:15 KJV)

Lesson 42 Win-Win Images Once you have created a clear image of what you desire in your mind the next step that you must complete is to be very passionate about this image as something that you desire to see within the physical world. It is not something you are attempting to create within the physical world it is something that YOU ALREADY HAVE WITHIN YOU that you desire to have manifest into the physical environment because it will assist you or someone else. Since it is possible to create anything it is important to only form mental constructs that are morally, ethically, and legally correct. You can use the same creative force to rob a bank or run a multi-national corporation. The same energy is available to produce a feature motion picture or a pornographic film and the universe WILL UNQUESTIONABLLY GIVE YOU ANYTHING THAT YOU DESIRE. Since you have available to you such a great and limitless source of power it is your responsibility to consider your desire in light of the people and world around you. If you have a desire but it hurts people or the environment then stop and look deeper for a solution that can achieve the same outcome but not hurt the people or the environment. It you have a goal that is selfish stop and include the people around you and search for a solution that benefits everyone. By doing this you not only increase your capacity to see the world around you but you avoid the negative emotions that are produced by doing something that is unethical, illegal, or immoral. When you create win-win images in your mind you are able to more freely create and release the intense positive emotions that become your passion. You must fuel your desire regularly with passion! Pages 42-43
Inspirational Scripture And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another: (Lev 25:14 KJV)

Lesson 43 Passion To be passionate about your desire you must keep in mind where passion originates. Passion comes from intense emotions (both positive and negative). Emotions are generated by the things that you think about continually and habitually. You are in control of your thinking so you have a choice about the things you think about. The way that you enforce this choice is by the focus of your attention. When you choose to focus your attention on something then you begin to think about that thing to the exclusion of everything else. If you change the focus of your attention to something else then your thinking will change as well. It is your responsibility, and yours alone, to focus on the positives and avoid the negatives in order to generate positive emotions that produce passion. Passion should be applied to your mental construct or the image of your desire like plant food is given to a plant that you are growing. Just like a plant, you need to give your desire what it needs and tend to it, and then just leave it alone to grow and produce. You dont need to fuss or strive to produce what you desire you just give the right amount of passion and then let it grow on its own. That means that applying your passion includes focus of attention, actions, and rest and relaxation. Page 43
Inspirational Scripture And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase. (Psa 107:37 KJV)

Lesson 44 Harvest I grow a wide variety of plants in my garden. I tend them and fertilize them at the proper time and give them the right amount of water. After the work is done though, I just sit back and enjoy them. I often sit in the garden with a book and read or just sit and look around while I soak in the beauty with gratitude. I dont worry if the plants are going to grow or flower. I know the process of gardening so I know that if I do certain things then the plants will do the rest! Aside from the simple tending that I do the only thing left to do is relax and enjoy the beauty because I trust the process. This is a good lesson to keep in mind when you are manifesting your desire. It is important to give your desire what it needs to grow but you are not responsible for producing the harvest in the physical world. You are responsible for continuously generating the positive emotions that fuel it. Once you have done this then just sit back with the certainty that it is growing within you and that soon it will get bigger than you are and will grow into creation where it will effortlessly attract everything needed to manifest. How do you know when enough is enough and you have given your desire the right amount of passion? Experience will teach you the refined art of creation but as a general rule if you find yourself striving you are giving too much attention to the subject. If nothing at all is happening then you may need to check the previous steps and if you are relaxed and just have a sense of knowing that it will come to pass when you have the right mixture of action, attention, and relaxation. Pages 43-44
Inspirational Scripture Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time (plowing) and in harvest thou shalt rest. (Exo 34:21 KJV)

Lesson 45 Speak To Things Speak to your situation or circumstance and command it to change. If you have a phone then you have a specific series of numbers that are assigned to that phone that are not given to anyone else in the entire world. When someone wants to call you and ONLY you they can punch in that series of numbers and your phone will ring and no one elses phone will ring. It is selective, specific and unique. Speaking is the force that sets the stage for the appropriate action. Your words are selective, specific and unique. When you speak to the current situation with power and authority you are informing it that you have chosen a new reality and you are serving this current reality notice! You are not forcing the reality to change and you are not ignoring that it is currently something that you do not desire. You are simply issuing a command and you fully expect that it will be enforced by the creation. Commands are given to an army and then each member of that army is expected to execute whatever command was given. Commands are well thought out in advance. They are words that represent the clear mental images of what you desire to have happen in the physical environment. When you speak to the current manifestation you are giving the command for all of creation to shift and change to the new reality. It is not what you see happening around you that you are speaking about. You are speaking about the inevitable change that is about to take place in the physical realm and you are basing what you speak on what you see as already inside of you. Pages 44-45
Inspirational Scripture The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. (Mat 8:8 KJV) Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. (Mat 21:21 KJV)

Lesson 46 Speak With Authority Jesus is the author of creation and He had a lot to say about creating. In just this simple verse He outlines that if you 1) speak to something in creation with authority, 2) and you do not doubt in your heart, 3) but instead believe the things that you are saying will in fact come to pass 4) then you will have anything that you say. Just talking about something wont make it happen. If you have a team of people working for you and they meet together to talk about a proposalthat alone is not enough to bring the thing into being. Its also not enough if your people dont believe in the proposal but just sit around and talk about launching the next marketing campaign. The steps are pretty simple. Speak with authority (because the world is a friendly place). Dont doubt in your heart (but be grateful for what you already have). Believe that the things you are saying will in fact come to pass (because it ALREADY EXISTS ON THE INSIDE OF YOU and you have a clear image of it in your imagination). Sit back, relax and trust the process of creation to bring it into full manifestation. Pages 45
Inspirational Scripture For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. (Mar 11:23 KJV)

Lesson 47 To Review Step 1 You must view the world as a friendly place. Step 2 You must become grateful for what you have. Step 3 You must move beyond what you have and develop a clear mental image of what you desire. Step 4 You must fuel your desire regularly with passion! Step 5 Speak to your situation or circumstance and command it to change. Page 46

Inspirational Scripture Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. (Pro 4:26 KJV)

Lesson 48 Belief Your belief system is a complex list of values that you have collected over the course of your entire life. Some of these beliefs were adopted by you and some were handed to you as part of your upbringing at times in your life when you were not capable of reasoning logically on your own. Some of these beliefs can go dormant if they become outdated by new directives but they dont normally get erased completely from your subconscious mind. They just stay there and every time that your mind runs an issue through your list and clicks onto one of these little directives you experience a negative emotional reaction and a little guilt. You should always keep in mind that you may experience this emotional reaction and that this is completely normal. When something triggers a memory within your mind and you experience a twinge of guilt or fear this does not mean something is wrong it is just some outdated belief that you must set to rest again. Page 47
Inspirational Scripture And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. (Mar 9:24 KJV)

Lesson 49 You Believe Remember also that what you believe does not have to be true it just has to be something that you believe to be true. If you feed information into your mind and you believe that the information is correct then your mind will accept it as being true without question. You generally gather most of your information through the five physical senses but only seeing in this physical world can limit what you are able to believe and accept as true. For example, your check book may say that you are broke but if you can look past this current physical manifestation then you have access to the limitless world of possibilities that exists in the universe to change your situation for the better. Page 47
Inspirational Scripture Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. (Mar 9:23 KJV)

Lesson 50 Unseen World Just beyond what we can see or senseis a world that is limitless. This world does not care whether you are in dire circumstance or if your husband has died and left you with two sons that are about to be sold into bondage because of a debt. This unseen world is ready and waiting for you to cry out for what you desire. Page 49
Inspirational Scripture NOW THE wife of a son of the prophets cried to Elisha, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. But the creditor has come to take my two sons to be his slaves. Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? Tell me, what have you [of sale value] in the house? She said, Your handmaid has nothing in the house except a jar of oil. Then he said, Go around and borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels--and not a few. And when you come in, shut the door upon you and your sons. Then pour out [the oil you have] into all those vessels, setting aside each one when it is full. So she went from him and shut the door upon herself and her sons, who brought to her the vessels as she poured the oil. When the vessels were all full, she said to her son, Bring me another vessel. And he said to her, There is not a one left. Then the oil stopped multiplying. Then she came and told the man of God. He said, Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons live on the rest. (2Ki 4:1-7 AMP)

Lesson 51 All Things Are Possible The point is that nothing is impossible as long as it has some sort of vehicle to have physical manifestation into. Page 51
When you are creating your desire make sure that you stay in the process that our God has designed and placed in creation. Trusting the process is having a kind of faith that you can have whatever it is that you desire and that everything already exists to bring this into manifestation. You dont have to make things happen you just have to consider that God has designed for you to have the desires of your heart and that He will bring these to you if you believe in His ability and in what He has already done. The process of manifestation works as long as you persist and work it! Inspirational Scripture And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. (Mar 10:27 KJV)

Lesson 52 Mental Containers Let me share with you a short journal entry I wrote several years ago: I first use my positive thoughts to create a space for what I need or desire. I am creating a mental container for the spiritual reality. Once the container is ready-the REALITY will fill it and manifest physically. I dont have to acquire or create what I need or desire-I just have to form the mental container. To change reality-I only need to change my thoughts, which in turn reshapes the container. It is instantaneous! It requires no effort other than that used to refuse the negative or contrary thoughts. I dont have money or health problems-I only have thoughts that need to be rejected. My success is only a thought away Page 51
Inspirational Scripture And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. (Joh 2:1-11 KJV)

Lesson 53 Limitless World I have heard many people define faith as believing in something that you cant prove or even believing in nothing. This is a misconception and one of the biggest draw backs in the Christian belief system. Faith is not believing in nothing, it is the ability to tap into this unseen limitless world and through this connection produce things from that world into the physical world. Just like an internet connection brings you into contact with places all over the world faith brings you into contact with this limitless unseen world so that you can produce whatever you desire. It is not belief in nothing just as belief in the internet is not a belief in nothing. If you have an internet connection then you can connect to all sorts of websites all over the world. You cant see or feel your internet connection but it still exists! Belief in an internet connection is not a belief in nothing because the internet is real but to experience the internet you have to activate that connection. You cant really prove it exists because it exists in cyberspace. You can examine the modem and the router or the computer you have but you wont find the internet. You just have to put everything together and use them in concert and suddenly, there you are on the internet! Pages 51-52
Inspirational Scripture Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb 11:1 KJV)

Lesson 54 Experience Teaches I remember living in a city and the weather forecast predicted a massive storm that was sure to cause devastation. I went out on to the porch of my little apartment and spoke to the storm. I told it to go around the city and then a strange little voice said, What about the rain? Being young at the time and inexperienced I didnt know what this was and I said, Thats alright, we need the rain. The storm went around the city and did not cause the damage that was expected but we did get heavy rains that filled the storm drains and caused some streets to just swell and break up. Then I realized what the little voice was trying to tell me. I stopped the storm but not the rain! Page 54
Inspirational Scripture Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him. (Luk 8:22-25 KJV)

Lesson 55 What You Believe What you believe in will determine the outcome and manifestation in your life. If you believe that you will have a successful surgery then your outcome will be a successful surgery. If you believe that you will be healed without surgery then you will be healed without surgery. If you have a connection to and understand the supernatural then you can over ride what the natural world is telling you. Anything is possible as long as you believe it is possible and as long as you follow the process of manifestation. You cant just say something like, World peace! and expect that all wars will stop and everyone will instantly attain world peace. Those are just words that you are speaking and you have not created the mental constructs that would be necessary for world peace to exist. Even if you were able to create these mental constructs they would still need to grow in you and then out of you for creation to respond to them. Then every person in the earth would have to understand and embrace those constructs and walk in them continuously! When it comes to belief, you really have to stop looking at the world around you start looking at yourself. When you can see yourself for what you really are, you need to look into the unseen world and see what God has said about who you are. If your picture differs from His then start adopting the things He says about you and start rejecting the negative things you currently believe about yourself. Doing this can produce some amazing and even supernatural results but dont start out looking to bring peace to the entire world, start by bringing peace to yourself. Pages 56-57
Inspirational Scripture And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. (Mat 8:13 KJV)

Lesson 56 Faith This is what faith is all about. Honestly accessing who you are and what you are made of and then looking into the unseen limitless world through faith and understanding what you are capable of in terms of potentials and possibilities. You allow what God has ALREADY said about you to overpower and super cede what you and others have declared as being the truth about yourself. Gods view of who you are is limitless and you need to confront and eliminate the limiting beliefs that you carry inside of your mind. God isnt concerned that we may become little gods that produce the same works as He does, He is actually counting on this! God calls us His children and He wants and expects us to follow in His footsteps and do amazing things in the earth! We can only accomplish this if we exercise our measure of faith and connect to the unseen limitless world and to Him. The way to change the world is to understand that the kingdom of heaven is within you. You change the world by changing yourself. Page 57 If you have had negative experiences with Christians or with churches, please just set these things aside and understand that sometimes people misrepresent God and the things He has given us. It is necessary to find the good and concentrate on this so that you can generate the positive emotions that create the passion that you need to fuel the mental constructs of your desire. Dont get caught up in splitting religious hairs but agree upon what can be agreed upon and then stay positive. If someone disagrees or criticizes you just do what you can to keep the peace but move ahead to more positive pastures and dont stay in that negative unhealthy environment because it will hinder your ability to produce what you desire. Pages 57-58
Inspirational Scripture For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. (Act 17:28 KJV)

Lesson 57 Sin & Repentance Let me clarify some words that you may have heard and that have been used in a very negative context. The first word is sin. Regardless of how you have heard this word used in the past; understand that what it really means is to miss the mark and so not share in the prize. The imagery used here is one of an archery contest where a target is set up at some distance away and the object is to hit the target so that you can share in the prize. Are you seeing the connection to manifestation here? How many times have you taken every bit of energy that you can muster and thrown it, or fired it at a situation only to find that you missed the mark and did not get your desire? Suddenly God doesnt look like the negative being that He is often portrayed to be! Suddenly the word faith loses its negative connotations and becomes a way of connecting to information in the unseen world that will fine tune our skills so that we can hit the mark and share in the prize! The other word that I want to discuss is repentance. To repent means to think differently or afterwards, that is, reconsider after you have taken an action which makes you feel compunction or an uneasy feeling that is prompted by guilt. If you are attempting to manifest something that is morally, ethically, and legally correct and you are not having any success, then what you need to do is repent, or think differently so that you can hit the mark and share in the prize of your manifested desire! When you repent you think differently about your situation and consider potentials and possibilities that you have overlooked and then embrace these! This is really positive stuff once you understand what the words really mean outside of a religious context! Always keep in your conscious awareness that you are responsible for what you allow to be the focus of your attention. This focus determines what you will think about and when you think you produce feelings. It is safe to say that you create your feelings by this process so if you experience negative or counterproductive feelings it is because you are focusing on the wrong thing. Page 58
Inspirational Scripture For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. (Act 17:28 KJV)

Lesson 58 Personal Thoughts When you find something that exists in your belief system that is unproductive and out dated then it is time to do some work on that way of thinking and find a way to introduce new information. I believe that when you exercise your faith in an unseen world of infinite and limitless possibilities that you can find new hope and new information that can definitely change your situation for the better by changing the way that you think. You have been manifesting your reality all of your life. You are manifesting your reality right now. Whatever your current situation or circumstance it is a result of your personal thinking and desires, and the thoughts and desires of those around you. Throughout your life you take on beliefs. Beliefs are things which you believe to be true. They do not have to be true they are just things that you believe to be true. From your belief system you create your reality. Your imagination takes the information you have provided from your belief system and creates mental constructs which you fuel by your strong emotional reactions or passion. You provide information to your belief system by thinking. You think about something when you focus your attention on to it. You become what you behold. Since your reality is created by your beliefs you must change your beliefs to change your reality. Thinking changes your beliefs so to change your reality you must change your thinking. To change your thinking you must shift the focus of your attention to something new. You must look into your current situation and find something that you can be grateful to have. This switches your mind from negative to positive. You become what you behold so when you shift your thinking to something new then you become the new thing and your reality changes. You do not change the physical world through force you change your state of being and then this grows into the physical reality and change takes place as a result of the new thoughts which have formed new beliefs within your thinking and state of being. Pages 59-60
Inspirational Scripture But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? (Luk 5:22 KJV)

Lesson 59 As He Thinketh The first thing that you need to clearly understand is that your reality is a reflection of your state of being and this state is determined by your thinking even if this thinking is negative.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (Pro 23:7 KJV)

The thoughts that you think about habitually and continuously will determine the quality of your life because thinking about these things will decide your current belief system. It would be a safe assessment to say that you are what you think since you become whatever you behold and your thinking is made up of whatever holds the focus of your attention. You and you alone are responsible for what you give the focus of your attention. When you give a situation the focus of your attention you begin to think about it. When you think about it your belief system starts to compare the situation to your vast series of lists and any time that it clicks on something you consider to be wrong you get a twinge of guilt and fear. You are the only person who can change the way that you feel because you are the only person who can shift the focus of your attention to something new and positive. Page 61 If a person agitates you in some manner there is the temptation to attempt to fix that person by talking to them, yelling at them or attacking them in some manner. The truth is that when you feel agitated you are the one who made yourself feel that negative emotion through the process of your own thinking. Stop focusing on the person that you imagine is agitating you and look into your belief system and discover the cause of your own fear. The other person is not your problem the problem is your thinking about your thinking. Page 61

Lesson 60 Responsibility When you are faced with fears in your belief system that cause a stall in the process of manifestation you have to develop a strategy for discovering what your fear is and then come up with a way to dissolve it. Page 62 Each of us is responsible for what we focus our attention onto. It does not matter how difficult your situation may be or how you just feel that you cant handle it. You are responsible for how you feel and your feelings come from your thinking which is generated by the focus of your attention and your belief system. If you are facing a situation that seems to be difficult or impossible understand that it feels this way because you have created those feelings by your thoughts and beliefs. It is not the other people or circumstances that have made you feel as you do, it is a result of your emotional reaction that emanates from a fear within your belief system. You can shift the focus of your attention instantly and over time you can reprogram your belief system but you must make the shift in the focus of your attention to begin the process. Page 64
Inspirational Scripture For the Lord is [rigidly] righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face, or He beholds the upright. (Psa 11:7 AMP)

Lesson 61 Negative To Positive To demonstrate that this is really a simple process, just clear your mind for a moment and start silently counting in your head. You know just start counting: 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on. Just keep counting and then out loud repeat these words: Cat, Dog, Day, Night, Black, White. Ok, have you done this? If you have, then tell me, what happened to your counting when the said the words out loud? If you tried this simple little exercise then even though you were counting in your head, when you spoke the words out loud your counting stopped. You may have said the words and then started counting again but when you actually spoke the words your counting had to stop. This is because when I instructed you to count in your head your focus of attention shifted to counting. Then when you attempted to speak the words you shifted your focus of attention from counting to speaking the words. That is how easy and effortless it is to shift the focus of your attention. You simply make a decision to do so! No matter what situation you have staring you in the face it is no more difficult to shift your focus of attention from negative to positive than it was in this little example. If you experience difficulty in doing this then you have an attachment to the physical form of your particular situation. You are dealing with some internal beliefs that you refuse to change. They may include feelings of entitlement where you believe you are being denied something or it may be that you feel that you should be treated in a different manner. Whatever the reason, you have found some excuse to hold on to the situation and your mind is attempting to resolve it by continuing to think about it. If you do not release the form then your mind will continue to think about the situation and you will not experience any relief. The only escape from this trap is to release the form of your situation and replace it with gratitude just as in the above example you replaced spoken words in place of your counting. Gratitude will shift the focus of your attention from the problem and will put you in a positive mindset. Once you get into a positive mindset then you can look at the situation and become curious about what it is that is making you feel threatened. Pages 65
Inspirational Scripture This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. (Lam 3:21 KJV)

Lesson 62 Shift Your Focus Whatever you focus on gets bigger. It may sound too simple to even believe but if you can shift the focus of your attention from something negative to something positive you will begin to see your physical environment change. How much your particular situation changes will depend upon how much you are able to shift your thinking to something that you can become passionate about and that you are grateful to have. You may be facing a situation in your life that seems devastating and impossible to overcome. No matter how bad you consider your situation to be your answer is still simple. Shift the focus of your attention to something that you already have and that you are grateful for. That is your first step. Start with little things if you have to but find something that you are truly grateful to have and then feel the most positive emotions that you can feel about this. Keep looking for more and more things to be grateful for and keep producing as much positive passion as you are capable of producing. Dont attempt to fake your emotional feelings. That will not work. You must really be grateful for what you have and then genuinely generate passion as a result of this gratitude. You accomplish this by thinking about what you are grateful for and this produces the intense emotional feelings that are necessary for the creation of passion. Pages 66-67
Inspirational Scripture Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. (1Ch 16:8 KJV)

Lesson 63 Feel Good You must feel good and you must be passionate about your desire in order for it to manifest. You cannot manifest anything other than the problem as long as you are focused only on the problem. To manifest something other than the problem you need to change the focus of your attention to something upbeat that will generate the positive emotions needed to create passion. When I talk about the focus of your attention I am talking about what you allow yourself to think about based on what you perceive around you. Whatever you give your attention to will cause you the think about that thing. Get your focus off what you consider to be the problem and focus onto something positive that you feel grateful to have. You will probably need to resist the temptation to switch back to the situation that you are facing. Your mind has experienced intense negative emotions and has constructed a mental image that it is not going to just forget about when you change your focus. When it reminds you of the image in your imagination it will do so by causing intense fear to stab at your feelings. This will make you think that you should devote more thinking to the mental construct but if you do it will remain and what you desire will not come to pass. Page 68
Inspirational Scripture Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. (1Ch 16:8 KJV)

Lesson 64 There Is Only Now All you have is now and you must live in the moment in order to see what you have and be grateful that you have it. You must accept what is and not attempt to escape to the past or the future to avoid what is. Another area of concern is what I call mental chewing. It is where you take a situation from your experience and you replay it over and over again and again in your mind. This is a defensive action and it is based on a fear in your belief system. You need to identity and release the fear but instead you continue to think about the situation and this generates very negative passionate emotions; among them strife and confusion. When you switch to a state of gratitude for all things then you open the door for passions of a positive nature to be generated within you. These positive feelings are needed to fuel your desire in order to have it manifest into physical reality. When you get a clear image of what you desire you should regularly generate as many positive passionate emotions as you are capable of concerning this image. Act and feel as though you already have it and try to imagine what that feels like and then generate those feelings. Just bathe in them several times a day and especially when you first wake up and before you go to sleep at night. These are times to definitely avoid all thoughts of anything negative or worrisome no matter how tempting it is to want to think about them. Page 69

Inspirational Scripture Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb 11:1 KJV)

Lesson 65 Expectation There is a great deal of research being done on the human brain and the processes of how we think. Evidence is growing that supports the idea that what you expect to happen is most likely going to be your experience. Page 70
Inspirational Scripture My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. (Psa 62:5 KJV)

Lesson 66 Contrary Beliefs A contrary belief can be deceptive. It doesnt announce itself as something that doesnt want the best for you. It will insist that a new job might be too much work, or that you really dont have it so bad where you are. It will disguise itself in one of these forms and convince you that it is probably not a good idea to have the new job now. Contrary beliefs love the obscurity of an uncertain future. They just keep you hoping for something better and they keep this just out of reach. Page 70 When you find a contrary belief the way to deal with it is to examine it with great curiosity. Let yourself be amazed by how it is working in your mind and see it for what it is. Then without fighting or wrestling with it, just ignore it and think of what its opposite might be. When you get a clear idea of its opposite, then shower that new idea with your thinking and positive feelings. Page 70 You are responsible for your thinking and what you think about is determined by what you focus your attention onto. You can literally write the script of your life by choosing what you allow yourself to think about and what you choose to focus on. If you discover contrary and unproductive beliefs then you can change these by identifying and redefining those beliefs by your thinking. When you find and face the fears that cloud your thinking you can reframe your world and bring about the changes and desires that will bring you positive and prosperous relief. Page 72
Inspirational Scripture And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. (Mat 13:58 KJV)

Lesson 67 Your Own Thinking If you are upset or unhappy it is not some other persons fault. How you feel is a result of your own thoughts and beliefs. If you are unsuccessful in some area or venture you cannot blame people or situations that you think are standing in the way of your progress. You alone are responsible for your situation whether that is positive or negative. You alone are the one who chooses what you think and believe and those thoughts and beliefs create your reality. You must relinquish your right to play the blame game. You know, the one where someone has wronged and hurt you and you remain angry or fearful of them. They may have been wrong in their actions but you must understand and admit that what you are feeling is not a result of what they did it is a result of your own thinking about what they did. No person can make you feel anything since your feelings come from your own thoughts. Those thoughts are a complex mix of your values, beliefs, and how you think about the particular situation. Page 75
Inspirational Scripture And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. (Mat 13:58 KJV)

Lesson 68l Honor yourself. You are responsible for everything that you feel and if you blame others for what they have done to you then you are not honoring yourself or taking responsibility for what you are feeling. It doesnt matter if the other person wronged you in some very real manner you are still in control of and responsible for everything that you feel. When you do not accept appropriate responsibility you fail to honor yourself and you fear and blame others. In that state of mind your ability to see the potentials and possibilities that surround you will be severely inhibited. In that sense you have failed to realize who you really are and that does not honor you just as it does not honor you to behave immorally, unethically, or to be involved in illegal activities. The path to self honor is one where you must become painfully honest with yourself and take full responsibility for ALL of your feelings and actions. You cannot bring honor to yourself by behaving like a spoiled child or by feeling hurt over something that another person has done to you. It may sound callus to say but if you have had something REALLY bad happen, you must get to the place in your thinking and experience where you realize that IT IS NOT HAPPENING NOW. Even if you were beaten or raped you must come to the place where you realize that the event is over and what is causing you pain is your continued thinking about the event. Please understand that I am not suggesting that what happened to you is a minor occurrence or that it is ok that it happened to you. I just want to open your eyes to the fact that the event was only for a period of time and that time is over. If you have pain and feel bad about the event then it is due to your thinking about this event because you are reliving it in your imagination. Page 76
Inspirational Scripture For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. (Psa 8:5 KJV)

Lesson 69 Life Force When you continue to think about an event after the event is over, you have invested your focus of attention into the physical form of the event. As a result your life force or energy is being directed into that event and that is power that you no longer have access to for creating your desire. It does not matter whether this is a good event like your senior prom or if it is a bad event like some terrible abuse or the death of a loved one. If you become attached to form then the only life that you have is being fired continuously into that form and you will be less effective in creating your destiny. Page 76
Inspirational Scripture And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Gen 2:7 KJV)

Lesson 70 Future Potential Whether you are facing something really terrible or if it is just a small annoyance, your thinking about the incident is producing negative emotions of all kinds and these emotions are creating your reality both now and in the future. The only way to bring honor to you and produce positive emotions is to rid yourself of these toxic thought patterns. Holding on to thoughts that are negative drains you at the level of your being and dishonors you by aligning you with the toxic emotions and the physical event. You are much more than the events that have happened to you! Honoring yourself is having a clear understanding that you were created with limitless potential and possibilities! When you define who you are with an event in your past you put limits on your future potential. Page 77
Inspirational Scripture And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient. (Num 27:20 KJV)

Lesson 71 Releasing Form Releasing form does not mean that you just forget about the event or that a negative event was ok it just means that you pull the energy you have invested into that event back into you so that you can look around you with clear vision and then reinvest that energy into the new focus. If you have lost a loved one, understand that your investment of energy into the form of them is not going to bring them back. You can cherish the time you had together but you must pull back that investment of energy from the form and reinvest it in someone or something current. Page 77 Any investment in the past is a waste of your life force. It will create negative emotions within you and you will attract more and more grief and misery into your existence. Whenever you look to the past to fulfill a need you are expressing a lack of gratitude for what you already have. It is like saying to the universe, I dont have enough of this current situation to create anything! I need more than what I have to make any change. So the universe reasons that since you have enough seed in your current situation and you said that you dont have enough then what you need is more of the same kind of seed. The result is that your situation does not change because instead of using what you have and being grateful for it, you cast it aside, look to the past, and insist that you dont have enough of what you currently have. The universe just keeps providing you with a limitless source of your repeated misery. Page 77-78
Inspirational Scripture My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart. (Job 17:11 KJV)

Lesson 72 Complaints Since being grateful for what you have is like planting seed, the more you complain about what you currently have in manifestation the more the universe provides more of that same manifestation. Complaining about anything is like telling the universe that you do not have enough of this kind of seed and that you want more. The universe responds and gives you what you ordered. Your situation intensifies and things just keep getting worse. This is why some people commit suicide or experience suicidal feelings. Their life force is invested in the past and they dont have enough energy to stay alive in the current moment. Like a sink hole, the negative emotions expand and become bigger and bigger until they swallow the individuals will to even survive. Page 78
It can be challenging to release your fears if you are in a negative situation but it does not have to be difficult. Negative situations are a result of subconscious thoughts that create the potentials for you to experience those thoughts in your reality. By experiencing anything negative you are faced with a choice to either accept and perpetuate the negativity or to embrace something new and positive with your thinking. The trap that most people fall into is that they describe their current situation over and over. This could be complaining about what you experience or it could be that you simply observe what is happening around you and then worry, dislike and think about this repeatedly. By the end of your day you have effectively place an order for more of the negativity that you detest! When you experience any negative reaction to a situation that you want to get rid of take your attention off that situation and imagine what you would like to have. Just let your unpleasant feelings about that situation fall into a neutral mode and then get excited and feel the feelings of what you desire. You dont have to create the new situation. You dont have to change the current situation. All you need to do is shift the focus of your attention and thinking to what makes you feel wonderful! When your thinking shifts the world around you will move to encompass your desire and it (not you) will change your current circumstances. Inspirational Scripture let the weak say, I am strong. (Joe 3:10a KJV)

Lesson 73 Celebrate Life To honor yourself you must move into a mindset where you celebrate life! This includes giving honor to all creatures, plants, the environment and the people around you. You are a limitless being of great power and in order to subdue the earth you must first take the role of a servant and honor all things. Once you truly have practiced and experienced the role of a servant then you will have changed the state of your being to one of honor. In a very real sense you must willingly lower yourself into the station of the lower creation and experience its full potential. You must honor this for what it is and then you can return to your place of authority and know exactly how to command that life form because you have become that life form and know it completely. Come to a place where you celebrate life and all that is in it! Throw aside every weight that seeks to trip you or limit your thinking. Do the right thing morally, ethically, and legally. Do not worry or be afraid. Honor yourself and do the things that you love so that your joy can be full and running over. Make little marks on the world and eternity. You know, give a smile here, a tip there. Wave to a passing vehicle and donate a gift to a charity. Pass on a compliment and speak a kind word. Pet an animal and put out a bird or squirrel feeder. Plant a flower garden and enjoy its beauty. Mow the lawn and sit back with a cold drink and notice how nice it looks. Pick up a piece of trash that someone has left behind and dispose of it properly. Straighten up the kids room and be grateful that they are healthy and playful. Give someone a kiss or a gift just because they are so special. Hugs are always welcomed, gratitude is always free. Release your fears and flow into a state of relaxed enjoyment of all this blessed life has to offer! Pages 80-81 My cats are such a joy. If I make a quick trip to run an errand that takes maybe ten or fifteen minutes I am greeted by these furry critters upon my return as though we had been reunited after a long separation. They will run to meet me in the front yard and then go over to the sidewalk where everyone rolls and spins on the concrete. I talk to each one and gently rub their backs as they swim with delight and flip over and over. This is how each of us should approach every moment of life. Celebrate, roll, spin, flip, jump for joy and appreciate even the most mundane and routine events that meet us each day! Make the effort to start living and enjoying your life now. Dont hold your peace of mind or joy off into a future that never arrives. Enjoy what you have now even if you would like to have more. Be appreciative and celebrate your life!
Inspirational Scripture For you are [indeed] our glory and our joy! (1Th 2:20 AMP)

Lesson 74 Know Your Past Once you honor yourself with honesty and true seeing, you are ready to bring that honest approach and focus it momentarily on your past. Take a good look at who you really are and where you came from. There is only one of you! There will never be another you. You are a limitless creation formed in the image of the Creator and the only thing that can stop you from achieving anything is your own limited thinking. Page 81
Inspirational Scripture This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. (Lam 3:21 KJV)

Lesson 75 Actions & Outbursts Did you know that many times inappropriate actions or outbursts are a result of the person trying to communicate their emotional reaction to the surrounding environment? They may be screaming or surly but what they are attempting to do is make you understand the emotional impact that a situation has had on them. You may encounter people who do this or you may find that you do this yourself. The reason that this occurs is because there is usually some unresolved conflict in the past and unless you discover this and release the form and the fear you will be ruled by this past event(s). Page 83
Inspirational Scripture For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. (Psa 90:4 KJV)

Lesson 76 Special Gift Look at your past and your current situation honestly and if you need to make changes then do so. Be very aware of any forms that you may need to release and dont hate who you are or where you came from. Accept what is currently manifested and then create something new in your life that maybe no one else has ever created. Remember there is only one of you and you have unique potentials and possibilities that are waiting to be expressed. You are the only one who can create your special gift to present to the world and you cannot accomplish this by funneling your life into the past. If you want to be blessed both now and in the future you must honor what you currently have in manifestation. Page 83
Inspirational Scripture I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. (Psa 139:14 KJV)

Lesson 77 God Is Waiting Have you ever wondered why so many people pray and ask God to bless them and then they just struggle and the blessing never seems to come? Thats because God has blessed us with every spiritual and earthly blessing ALREADY! He is waiting on all of us to move into and claim our blessings. Page 83 Many believers get the idea that God must not want them to have a certain item or their healing because they pray to God to do the work and then they dont get an answer. Sometimes the money or the item doesnt appear and at other times a sickness or disease gets worse and the person believes that God is not stepping in to help them for some reason. The truth of the matter is that God has already done His part and He is waiting for each of us to work the process that He has created. Every person needs to respond to the promises of God and do their part by ridding their subconscious of restrictive or contrary thoughts and beliefs. God is not denying you anything. In fact He has already given you ALL spiritual (or unseen supernatural) blessings and it is up to each of us to give those blessings our focus of attention. If you have prayed and waited for God to move in a situation and it seems like nothing is happening then you become the happening and start talking and acting like you have ALREADY been given the answer! You will be amazed how physical circumstances will suddenly shift and begin to change!
Inspirational Scripture Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (Eph 1:3 KJV)

Lesson 78 Within You Many people tend to think that the answer to their problem is out there somewhere and if they could just get God or other people to give it to them then everything would be alright. The trouble with that kind of thinking is that the kingdom of heaven is within you. The answer you are seeking is not out there somewhere waiting to be found or released so that you can grab it. The answer to any problem you face is within you. It doesnt matter if you need money or if you need a spouse that is not abusive. The answer lies within you and within your thoughts and beliefs. Pages 83-84

Inspirational Scripture Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luk 17:21 KJV)

Lesson 79 Wealth Money is just a form for what is really the energy of wealth and abundance. If you desire this form then build the energy behind it within you. If you want relief from abuse then honor yourself by being responsible for your thoughts and actions and honor all things in creation. Whatever you need or desire, create it within you and it will manifest outside of you. When you have it on the inside the available resources outside will manifest and come to you. Page 84

Inspirational Scripture Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (3Jn 1:2 KJV)

Lesson 80 Rewards When you dont get something that you have asked for it is a natural thing to wonder if you have done something wrong and to think that this transgression is why you were not rewarded. The tendency is to then beat up your own sense of self worth and then try harder to please God or other people. This kind of thinking can get you on a treadmill of activity that never produces what you desire and which just simply wears you out over time. You cant change your current situation by doing something, you change your situation by being something different than what you are currently experiencing. You dont fight and resist what you now have you release it like a seed and then create what you desire on the inside of you. Page 84
Inspirational Scripture And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; (Mat 13:3 KJV)

Lesson 81 Whats Missing? Dont get hung up on things that you feel are missing from your life and physical manifestation. Things in your life only make your journey more comfortable or uncomfortable. Manifested things are only reflections of who you really are in your state of being. If you need or desire something and it has not manifested, it is only a reflection of the fact that you have not yet developed it inside of you. It is like a seed that needs to sprout and grow in your thinking. Whenever you recognize that your physical life lacks a certain thing it reveals that you already know of the things reality. It ALREADY exists in the supernatural realm and it is yours, but it has not been brought into physical form because its seed has not sprouted in your thinking. The reality of the desire is reaching out to your awareness from the unseen supernatural realm where is exists. Did you ever stop to consider that the reason you desire it is because it ALREADY exists. You only need or want things that ALREADY exist in the form of a supernatural reality. Page 84
Inspirational Scripture Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (Col 1:15 KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb 11:1 KJV)

Lesson 82 Restrictive Thought You must maintain the awareness that anything you need is ALREADY yours and that the only thing keeping it from manifestation is your thinking. No person, situation, or circumstance can stop you from having ANYTHING that you desire. The only thing that can stop your desire is your own restrictive thought. Once you really get this insight ingrained into your thinking then you can walk around with the confidence that everything that you need or desire is ALREADY yours and that it is coming to you sooner or later. Whether it manifests sooner or later is not the issue, the issue is that you will get it at some point and what your every thought is doing is bringing it closer or pushing it away. Keep your focus on what you need or desire, and keep it there with the idea that it ALREADY belongs to you and that you will definitely get it at some point. Pages 84-85
Inspirational Scripture And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. (Joh 5:5-8 KJV)

Lesson 83 Enjoy Forms It is great to have and enjoy forms of all kinds in the physical world but have you ever stopped to consider that the only thing you really have is yourself? Think about it for a moment. Any form can be taken from you and the only thing that you have which is not a form is your own being. If you want to change something in your world then dont resist or fight what you have in manifestation just change the only thing you have that is lasting and shift your state of being. Page 85
Inspirational Scripture For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mar 8:36 KJV)

Lesson 84 Sowing Seeds Once you release your attachment to the forms in your physical world then you are free to view all of the existing information and take advantage of all of your available resources. It is like casting those forms like seeds into the ground. When you release them they will prosper and produce a harvest of more physical forms that you can use as part of your resources. It is a principle where in order to keep something you must let it go and then believe that you will again receive even more of the same! It is similar to when you plant a seed. Once you plant it, you have lost the seed forever! It will never return but it will grow, given the right conditions, and will produce a harvest. Looking at things from this new perspective is the only means of being blessed in the earth because it is the only route to gratitude and gratitude is the only way to see every resource that is available to you. If you see an un-kept, dirty street person living out of dumpsters that person is there because they cannot see the resources all around them since they do not see the potential they have within themselves. A handful of these folks have mental illness but most are comparable in intelligence to the average person who is successful. What makes the difference is how they see themselves and the thoughts and beliefs that they hold. You will never see riches in your physical world until you become rich within yourself. You cannot become rich within yourself until you become grateful for who you are and for what you have. Pages 85-86
Inspirational Scripture Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. (Psa 95:2 KJV) The sower soweth the word. (Mar 4:14 KJV)

Lesson 85 Enlarge your territory. The American entertainer Will Rogers once said, Buy land. I hear they aint makin no more. I think it is human nature to want all that we can handle and to have the biggest piece of the pie that we can get! We are creative at the core of our being and there is a natural tendency to want stuff! Wanting stuff is that spark of creativity that just wants to get moving and produce something physical so that we have an object that we can have and hold that represents our internal desire. The problem arises when we get everything backwards and attempt to pull physical things into ourselves to make us feel better. The correct process is to change within and then trust that things will correspondingly change without. Pulling things into us in hopes of feeling better is futile since our feelings are created by our thoughts and beliefs not by people or external physical objects. To change the way you feel you must examine and change your thoughts and beliefs. Page 86
Inspirational Scripture Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: (Gen 12:1 KJV)

Lesson 86 Over Spending If you find yourself over spending or over extending your budget dont get upset with yourself and start the beatings! Release the physical forms and take a step back and see all the information. If you are trying to get something that your physical world doesnt have enough resources to support, then your creativity is being pinched on the inside of you since it cant be expressed. You crave the external objects that represent your internal desires but instead of creating them you are attempting to pull them into you and you end up buying things on credit or in some cases stealing them. The problem here is that when you want something in the physical world it is because you have an internal desire for it. That desire in you is crying out and needs to be expressed. You must be honest with yourself and see what motivates you to feel the way that you do. If your motivation is jealousy or envy then you just have to be honest and deal with this first. Dont beat yourself up but honestly see what the process is inside your head conversations and what fears are at these roots. Page 86
Inspirational Scripture Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psa 139:23-24 KJV)

Lesson 87 Things To Offer Wanting something just because someone else has it and you dont is a twisted way of thinking and it does not honor who you are. If you think that you have to keep up with someone then it is most likely that you have a problem with your self-image and you dont fully understand the unique being that you were created to be. When you understand and experience the fact that you are a one of a kind creation and you have unique talents and gifts to offer the world, then competition with other people stops. You dont need to compete because there is only one of you and no one else can compare! You have things to offer this world that no one else can offer! If you dont get to know who you really are then the world will be deprived of your special gifts and greatness! Pages 86-87
Inspirational Scripture Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. (Pro 19:6 KJV)

Lesson 88 Wants Wanting stuff is just the desire in you expressing its need to create but when that want shows up in your feelings dont attempt to ease it by pulling external physical objects into yourself and your environment. Go to the source which is your own thoughts and beliefs and find a way to express that desire. Take as much territory as you can because there is enough for everyone since we all are unique and creative. Page 87
Inspirational Scripture With the precious things of the earth and its fullness and the favor and goodwill of Him Who dwelt in the bush. Let these blessings come upon the head of Joseph, upon the crown of the head of him who was separate and prince among his brothers. [Exod. 3:4.] (Deu 33:16 AMP)

Lesson 89 Space Once you understand the concept of space you realize that there is abundance in the universe and that you already have plenty. There is no lack, no debt, no sickness, or missing element. Should any of these negative elements show up, what is missing is proper thinking about them. The only lack, debt, poverty, sickness, disease, etc., that can exist is in your thinking. If you can think it, then it does exist. So if you can think of the positive elements then they have place or mental space to exist. You do not deny the physical manifestation of the negative situations you simply deny these squatter thoughts the space to exist. You cut off the source of their power and so affect their influence and ability to have place in your life. You dont have to change the physical world. The fact is that you cannot change this world except through great expenditure of physical force, effort and sometimes manipulation. You change your thoughts and give space to what you desire and then that thing manifests. Your battle is not with people and circumstances or situations, it is a battle of mental space and the thoughts that occupy that space. It is NOT up to you to create or manifest what you desire. It is up to you to create as perfect and as complete a space for the power of creation to fill. You give the space and creation fills it. You create the container and the universe stocks it full of your desire. Page 88
Inspirational Scripture And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. (Gen 1:9-10 KJV)

Lesson 90 Lots Of Space When it comes to your ability to create what you desire you need lots of space in your world. You need space to move beyond any limits that you or someone else has set for you. Space is necessary to allow your imagination to just run as far as it can run without any limits to restrict it. Expressing gratitude for what you currently have is like occupying your space. You set off a chain reaction where your imagination fills to the brim of your limits and then runs freely in all directions until it just doesnt have any more energy to expand! It stretches as far as it has substance to stretch and then it returns to reality but with a difference. Every time that your imagination goes as far as it can go it takes some space and keeps it! It starts little by little with every exercise to occupy more territory. Gratitude is occupying space and a lack of gratitude creates empty space because it limits your vision to only certain areas of the focus of your attention. A lack of gratitude prevents you from seeing the resources that are available to you. These resources are things that you need and which will help you to create what you desire. If you are cut off from them by a lack of gratitude and you are unable to see that they exist you may attempt to fill your needs through a means other than creating them. Your life will get turned inside out and you will be living backwards in an attempt to pull things into yourself. Page 88-89
Inspirational Scripture In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Gen 1:1 KJV) And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. (Gen 15:5 KJV)

Lesson 91 Any Potential Any Potential space in your world is an endless limitless void that is designed to allow you to consider any potential or possibility that you desire. It is a place like my garden that must be cleared of refuge and trash and it must first be recognized and then occupied with gratitude. You were created to be the creator of your world. You have no limits other than the ones that you place on yourself. You can create and do anything that you desire. If you can think it, then you can create it if you remain grateful and honest in your approach. Look at your life with clear vision and remove any of the accumulated debris. Its probable that this clutter has piled up over the years. Take more territory because there is no limit as to the amount you can have! Expand your borders and keep increasing by creating your destiny instead of attempting to just pull in stuff . Page 89
Inspirational Scripture And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. (Mat 8:2-3 KJV)

Lesson 92 Trust The Process Trusting the process is taking action with the intent that all of creation will receive you with open arms. In order to trust the process you have to first rid yourself of your own fears and then do the internal work to change your thinking and beliefs. Thats the point where your actions start working for you instead of against you. Page 91
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Lesson 93 Clear Platform I have noticed that I can do the same action and get both positive and negative results. The difference is in my attitude, thoughts and beliefs. If I launch my actions from a clear platform then I get positive results. If I launch from a platform that has not been cleared then the same action can bring negative results. When you are creating, make changes that produce progress toward your goal. Have faith in the promise of increase and abundance. Stick to the process and work with it not against it. The process is very simple and you have learned some basic techniques to refocus your mind and change your thoughts and beliefs. Take action toward your goals but remember that the attitude and resulting passion behind the action is going to determine whether you have a positive outcome or a negative one. Page 91 Inspirational Scripture For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? (Luk 14:28 KJV)

Lesson 94 Death In the process of manifestation there is a period of time where it seems that everything has come to a stop and which eventually looks as though it has died or been destroyed. Handling this step is really simple but only if you trust the process of manifestation. To create anything you have to understand the principle of seed time and harvest. Every dream, every desire, must come to the point where like a seed, it falls into the ground and appears to die. Page 92 We know that when a seed is planted it dies to its current form but it takes on a new form and begins to grow and eventually produce if it is given the right conditions. The seed will produce a harvest but the key is to give it the right conditions. You dont make seeds sprout and produce, you provide the right conditions and then just trust the process to work even if it looks like nothing is working. This is the same way that we must handle our desires and dreams when we create our own destiny. You decide what dreams, goals, and desires to plant and where to plant them but after that it becomes a matter of trusting the process. There is something bigger than just you and you must come to the realization that you are a part of this grand whole. If you dont see yourself as part of the bigger (unseen) plan then you will start to depend upon only you as your source. You are responsible for what you think and belief but you must understand that there is a process that is bigger than you are. You have to enter that process and work with it instead of against it. Page 92
Inspirational Scripture To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; (Ecc 3:1-2 KJV)

Lesson 95 Supernatural Your mind exists but you just cant see it, or touch it, or smell it, or hear it with your physical ears, or taste it with your mouth! You are living inside a body that has five senses but there is another world inside your mind. There is also another world that you cant tap into except by the power of your imagination. Your mind can experience itself but your imagination can experience what is beyond yourself or what we call the supernatural. You have a little connection called faith that allows you through use of your imagination to see this invisible world. Now this doesnt mean that you are just making this stuff up. No, just as an internet connection puts you into contact with the internet, faith puts you in contact with the supernatural. Instead of using physical eyes you use your imagination. You cant use logic because logic is what you use to see your mental constructs after your imagination has completed them. Isnt that simple? You have physical eyes to see the physical world, logic to see the mental constructs and imagination to see the supernatural when you connect to it by faith. Page 93-94
Inspirational Scripture For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (Rom 1:20 KJV)

Lesson 96 Dream Growing When you reach the point where you have done all of the right things and your dream has fallen into the supernatural you have to trust the process and not view this as a big hole where you lost your desire. Things will come to a stop in the physical world but that is good because it means that all of the energy has been channeled into the place where things are created. What is occurring is like the seed that is growing in the ground. Just trust the process and stop looking for the dream with your physical eyes or your logic. Move over into your imagination and connect to the supernatural and there it is! Your dream is growing! Page 95 To see your desire manifested you have to stay focused and you have to stay positive. Dont attempt to force the dream to grow just let it alone and dont kill it with negative thinking that generates negative feelings. You know that seeds and the little plants that grow from them need the proper conditions. They dont need to be dug up and examined! At this stage you dont need to second guess yourself! You just need to provide the dream with the right conditions and let it grow until it produces fruit and more seeds. The right condition for any dream is to generate large amounts of positive passion! This stage in the process is where it is crucial to feel like you already have your desire. You have to generate the emotions that you would feel if the dream had already manifested. It is where you enjoy it before you see any physical evidence of it. You move and live and act as though you already have it because in the supernatural you already do have it! Pages 95-96
Inspirational Scripture And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates. (Deu 16:14 KJV)

Lesson 97 Solution Oriented Stay solution oriented and always do the right thing. Dont sell out or give up! Honor yourself as the being that you are and understand that you are a part of this great process. When the stall in progress gets in your way and your dream hits the wall trust the process and be grateful for the steps forward that you have accomplished! Page 96
Inspirational Scripture I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD: That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. (Psa 26:6-7 KJV)

Lesson 98 Imagination When the dream seems to have arrested and come to a screeching halt remember to see it with your imagination. You wont find it with your physical eyes because the dream has gone into the supernatural! If you use your logic and attempt to find the dream in your mind then the lack of evidence you find will convince you that it doesnt exist and that it is never going to come to pass. Just trust the process. Stay focused on the supernatural with your imagination and bathe in the intense emotions that come from enjoying it. Relax and enjoy life. Celebrate and know for a fact that your dream is on its way! Page 96
Inspirational Scripture Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. (Psa 95:2 KJV)

Lesson 99 Meekness When your goals start to appear and you realize how much power you have been granted, you can take an attitude of pride or you can take on meekness and humility. Let me explain it this way. Imagine a company of soldiers secretly moving through enemy territory. They are headed toward an enemy bunker that has been firing on a stretch of highway. Their mission is to destroy the bunker so that more troops and supplies can be brought in safely. They are almost in a position to fire when suddenly a rock is thrown at one of the tanks by a villager. The commander tells the troops to ignore this and to continue with the mission so that they can move into position and fire on the bunker. This decision of the commanding officer is one of meekness and humility. He ignores the insult even though he has the fire power to wipe out the entire village! The commander is involved in a game of strategy. He has a mission to complete and he will not allow his troops to become distracted and reveal their position by a show of force. To be meek is to be gentle or mild. Too many people see this as a weakness. Let me tell you something: Meek is not weak! To be meek is to be strategic in the actions that you take. Humility is having the power and the authority to stamp out an opponent but to instead not take action because you have an understanding of the bigger picture. Being meek and humble is choosing your battles carefully and strategically. It is an understanding that the enemy is attempting to get you to reveal your position, waste your resources, and win a skirmish while you lose the war! Meekness is when you could destroy someone or something but you choose to intentionally take a lower position, ignore an insult, and wait patiently for the final outcome and victory. When you choose to be meek, you are saying that the process is a force greater than your own and that sticking with the process will bring the victory! It is belief in that promise of the big win for you and everyone else that is viewed by your imagination through faith! Page 97
Inspirational Scripture Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. (Psa 95:2 KJV)

Lesson 100 Big Win! If you ever feel the rise within you that, Boy, I would like to just remember that meek is not weak! When you stay your hand or your words dont think that you are allowing people or situations to walk all over you. You are exercising meekness and humility. You know your power and authority but you take the lower position of servant and refuse to abuse what you have been given. You are exercising patience and you are acting in a strategic manner so that you can participate in the big win! When you use your power correctly you will cause no pain and you will instill no fear in yourself or in others. You will find a way to complete and reach your goal but you will do it in such a way that will be the best for all concerned. You will bring no harm and you will do no damage. In this manner you will bring honor to all of creation. Page 97-98
Inspirational Scripture Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. (Psa 95:2 KJV)

Lesson 101 Managing Life Now it is time to start managing the household! Whats that? You thought that once you got your desire the work was over? No, from this point on you are the master of your desire and it is here to serve you but you must remain faithful to it and care for it like you would a beloved pet. It is you and your desire together from this day forward! Anyone who is successful in creating their destiny will tell you that with success comes a new set of problems that need resolution. Dont get me wrong, it is fantastic to get what you want but when you increase your territory you have more things to manage. Thats ok because you are probably getting better at handling things if you have stuck to the process and acted morally, ethically, and legally. You start to view problems as more of adjustments. You should be losing your frustration and discouragement and start feeling more assertive and confident. Life has gotten bigger but you have gotten better at handling it. Page 98
Inspirational Scripture This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) (1Ti 3:1-5 KJV)

Lesson 102 The Deciding Vote The process is really just one BIG reality that starts in the supernatural realm and extends through your mind and into the physical world. How much of this BIG reality comes through is up to you. You either block it or release it with your thoughts and beliefs. Everything you see, everything that you have, everything that you experience is either a part of this unseen hunk of truth or it is the absence of that truth that has been blocked by your thoughts and beliefs! You never need to concern yourself with people, or situations, or circumstances. If there is something missing in your life you never have to look any further than your own mind! You decide your reality not other people. You decide how much money you have. You decide your level of health. You decide where you live. You are ALWAYS the deciding vote and the majority when it comes to the thoughts and beliefs that YOU chose to hold. What would you desire if you knew that nothing could stop you? What would you create if there was no such thing as impossible? Who would you be if nothing stood in your way? Put yourself into the equation of life and realize that there is a great process at work and you are the only variable. The truth that you know will set you free! How much truth do you know? How much truth are you letting through your mind and how much are you blocking? If you look at your life and decide that you want to change something then all of creation will come to your aid IF you just learn the process and stick to it. Nothing can stop you except your own thoughts and belief. Nothing can make you successful except your thoughts and beliefs. It is completely up to you what you allow yourself to think and believe. Success or failure is all about thought and belief. Pages 98-99
Inspirational Scripture And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. (Jos 24:15 KJV)

Lesson 103 The 24 Hour Perspective Not long ago I woke up with a "brown" taste in my mouth and everything started to just go wrong! I remember thinking, "Why is everyone against me!" Then I stopped and thought, "Wait a minute! Not everyone is against me!" I grabbed a note pad and started writing down the names of everyone that was openly resisting my efforts to just live in peace and joy. Three....That's right 3 people! Then I thought about how many people were "in favor" of me and supported me in some way. Double digits! Then I thought globally. Most people don't even know I exist and out of the ones that do know me and have some interaction with me they remain involved in their own lives and are basically "neutral" toward me. Then I started thinking about how out of ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE EARTH only 3 people resisted me and how much time did I spend a day interacting with these three people? On even the worst days I couldn't think of more than a few minutes of actual interaction. So then I thought about ALL THE NEGATIVE ENCOUNTERS that I had in a single day. You know everything from the guy who cuts you off in traffic to the rude comment by someone I don't even know. I was hard pressed on even the WORST day to find more than 5-15 minutes of actual interaction with unpleasant people a day! This reality hit me with insight! There have been times when my 24 hour day has been ruined by 15 minutes (and in most cases less than 15 minutes) a day of actual interaction with negative people! How could that be possible? I survived the 15 minutes so why did this ruin my entire day? Even when I was "cussed" and "cursed" the words didn't hurt me and the curses never came to pass. Everything that was spoken against me was a threat and did not manifest as a reality! How could something as false and "unreal" as a "threat" ruin my day? The answer is simple. The threat got into my own thinking and contaminated my mind. People annoyed me for less than 15 minutes and I annoyed myself in my thinking for 23 hours 45 minutes or more a day and I ruined my day! Now I have learned to put my focus on the positives in my life and to be grateful for all that I have! Life is all about choices. Is the glass half full or half empty? You decide.
Inspirational Scripture And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. (Jos 24:15 KJV)