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May 26, 2003

Hola

Inspiration for many Mondays to come



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To all colleagues who want it but do not know how...



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JL





The Eighth Secret



Treat Yourself As If You Already Are What You\'d Like to Be



Whatever it is that you envision for yourself - no matter how lofty or impossible it may seem to you right now - I encourage you to begin acting as if what you would like to become is already your reality. This is a wonderful way to set into motion the forces that will collaborate with you to make your dreams come true. To activate the creative forces that lie dormant in your life, you must go to the unseen world, the world beyond your form. Here is where what doesn\'t exist for you in your world of form will be created. You might think of it in this way: In form, you receive in-formation. When you move to spirit, you receive in- spiration. It is this world of inspiration that will guide you to access anything that you would like to have in your life.



What It Means to Become Inspired



Some of the most significant advice I\'ve ever read was written more than 2,000 years ago by an ancient teacher named Patanjali. He instructed his devotees to become inspired. You may recall that the word inspire originates from the words in and spirit. Patanjali suggested that inspiration involves a mind that transcends all limitations, thoughts that break all their bonds, and a consciousness that expands in every direction. Here is how you can become inspired.



Place your thoughts on what it is you\'d like to have or become - an artist, a musician, a computer programmer, a dentist, or whatever. In your thoughts, begin to picture yourself having the skills to do these things. No doubts. Only a knowing. Then begin acting as if these things were already your reality. As an artist, your vision allows you to draw, to visit art museums, to talk with famous artists, and to immerse yourself in the art world. In other words, you begin to act as an artist in all aspects of your life. In this way, you\'re getting out in front of yourself and taking charge of your own destiny at the same time that you\'re cultivating inspiration.



The more you see yourself as what you\'d like to become, the more inspired you are. The dormant forces that Patanjali described come alive, and you discover that you\'re a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be. Imagine that - dormant forces that were dead or nonexistent, springing into being and collaborating with you as a result of your becoming inspired and acting as if what you want is already here!



By having the courage to declare yourself as already being where you want to be, you will almost force yourself to act in a new, exciting, and spiritual fashion. You can also apply this principle to areas other than your chosen vocation. If you\'re living a life of scarcity, and all of the nice things that many people have are not coming your way, perhaps it\'s time to change your thinking and act as if what you enjoy having is already here.



Visualize that beautiful automobile that\'s your dream car and paste it on your bedroom door, as well as on the refrigerator. While you\'re at it, paste it on the dashboard of the car you\'re now driving! Visit a showroom, sit in your car, and note the beautiful new-car aroma. Run your hands over the seats, and grip the steering wheel. Walk all around your car, appreciating the lines of it. Take your car for a test drive, and visualize that you\'re entitled to drive this car, that you\'re inspired by its beauty, and that it\'s going to find a way into your life. In some way, somehow, this is your car. Talk to others about your love for this car. Read about it. Bring up a picture on your computer screen, and leave it there to view each time you\'re near that computer. All of this may seem silly to you, but when you become inspired and act as if what you want is already here, you\'ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to make this your reality.



Extending Inspiration Everywhere



Treating yourself in the manner described above can become a habitual way of life. This doesn\'t involve deception, arrogance, or hurting others. This is a silent agreement between you and God in which you discreetly work in harmony with the forces of the universe to make your dreams become a reality. This involves a knowing on your part that success and inner peace are your birthright; that you are a child of God; and as such, you\'re entitled to a life of joy, love, and happiness.



In your relationships with your lovers, co-workers, and family, act as if what you would like to materialize in these relationships is already here.

If you want a sense of harmony in the workplace, maintain a clear vision and

expectation of this harmony. Then, you\'re out in front of your day, seeing five o\'clock arriving peacefully for everyone when it\'s still seven-thirty in the morning. Each time you have an encounter with someone, your five o\'clock vision pops into your head, and you act in a peaceful, harmonious way so as not to nullify what you know is coming. Furthermore, you act toward everyone else as if they, too, are all that they are capable of becoming.



These kinds of expectations lead you to say, \"I\'m sure you\'ll have everything ready this afternoon,\" rather than, \"You\'re always late with everything, and I wish you would get on the ball.\" When you treat others in this way, they also fulfill the destiny that you\'ve reminded them is there for them.



In your family, particularly with children, it\'s important to always have this little thought in mind: Catch them doing things right. Remind them often of their inherent brilliance, their capacity for being responsible, their innate talents, and their fantastic abilities. Treat them as if they\'re already responsible, bright, attractive, and honorable. \"You are so terrific. I\'m positive you\'ll feel great about your interview.\" \"You\'re so smart, I know you\'ll study and do well on that exam.\" \"You are always connected to God [whatever you call it], and God doesn\'t do sickness. You\'re going to feel much better tomorrow at this time.\"



When you act toward your children, parents, siblings, and even more distant relatives as if the relationship was great and going to stay that way, and you point out their greatness rather than their goofiness, it is their greatness that you will see. In your relationship to your significant other, whoever that may be, be sure to apply this principle as frequently as you can. If things aren\'t going well, ask yourself, \"Am I treating this relationship as it is, or as I would like it to be?\" So how do you want it to be ?

Peaceful? Harmonious? Mutually satisfying? Respectful? Loving? Of course you do. So before your next encounter, see it in those ways.

Have expectations that focus on the qualities of inner peace and success.

You\'ll find yourself pointing out what you love about that person rather than what they\'re doing wrong. You\'ll also see that other person responding back to you in love and harmony rather than in an embittered way. Your ability to get out in front of yourself and see the outcome before it transpires will cause you to act in ways that bring about these results.



This strategy for living works for virtually everything. Before I speak to an audience, I always see them as loving, supportive, and having a terrific experience. Before writing, I see myself with no writer\'s block, being inspired and having spiritual guidance available to me at all times. As A Course in Miracles reminds us, \"If you knew who walked beside you at all times, you could never experience fear again.\" This is the essence of inspiration, as well as seeing the future in terms of how you want it to be - and then acting exactly in that manner.



Sinchronicity and Inspiration



There are no coincidences. Anything that coincides is said to fit together powerfully. You move into spirit and feel inspired when you\'re activating the forces of the universe to work with you. Since all is guided by Spirit, there is less of a gap between your thoughts and seeing the result of those thoughts materialize for you. As you place more and more of your energy on what you intend to manifest, you start seeing those intentions materializing.

You\'ll think about a particular person, and that individual will \"mysteriously\" appear. You\'ll need a book for your studies that you can\'t find, and it will show up in a \"mysterious\" delivery. You\'ll have in mind that you want information on a vacation spot, and it will arrive in the mail \"mysteriously.\" All of these so-called mysteries will soon be viewed by you as part of the synchronicity of the universe working with you and your highly energized thoughts.



You must hold on to the idea that you can negotiate the presence of these things by keeping your energy field always focused with love on what you passionately intend to create. The law of attraction is put into play, and your thoughts literally become attractor energies. At first, it will seem startling and almost unbelievable. As you stay in spirit and act as if what you desire is already here, you\'ll find it less and less puzzling. Connected to God [whatever you call it ] as you always are, you are the divine force that puts this synchronicity into your everyday life. You will realize very soon that what you think about is what expands; therefore, you\'ll become more mindful and careful of what you think about. This process of treating yourself \"as if\" begins with your thoughts, impacts your emotional state, and finally stirs you into action.



From thoughts to feelings to actions, they will all react affirmatively when you stay inspired and get out in front of yourself in ways that are consistent with what you want to become. Declare yourself to be a genius, to be an expert, to be in an atmosphere of abundance, and keep that vision so passionately that you can do nothing but act upon it. As you do, you will send out the attractor energy that will work with you to materialize your actions based upon those stated declarations.



Treat everyone you encounter with the same intention. Celebrate in other their finest qualities. Treat them all in this \"as if\" manner, and I guarantee you that they will respond accordingly to your highest expectations. It\'s all up to you. Whether you think this is possible or impossible, either way you\'ll be right. And you\'ll see the rightness of your thoughts manifesting everywhere you go.



(Excerpted from The New York Times Bestseller 10 Secrets for Success and

Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer)





[Edited at 2003-05-26 14:50]


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Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
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How about imaging a world without cars? May 26, 2003

Very inspiring and just what I need before beginning another long day, but ...

Couldn't Dwyer have come up with something loftier to dream of than buying a(nother) new car?

Thanks for posting this! --Trish

José Luis Villanueva-Senchuk wrote:

Hola
Inspiration for many Mondays to come

To Aurora: Hilton Bali (.pps)

To all colleagues who want it but do not know how...

HugZ,

JL


The Eighth Secret

Treat Yourself As If You Already Are What You'd Like to Be

Whatever it is that you envision for yourself - no matter how lofty or impossible it may seem to you right now - I encourage you to begin acting as if what you would like to become is already your reality. This is a wonderful way to set into motion the forces that will collaborate with you to make your dreams come true. To activate the creative forces that lie dormant in your life, you must go to the unseen world, the world beyond your form. Here is where what doesn't exist for you in your world of form will be created. You might think of it in this way: In form, you receive in-formation. When you move to spirit, you receive in- spiration. It is this world of inspiration that will guide you to access anything that you would like to have in your life.

What It Means to Become Inspired

Some of the most significant advice I've ever read was written more than 2,000 years ago by an ancient teacher named Patanjali. He instructed his devotees to become inspired. You may recall that the word inspire originates from the words in and spirit. Patanjali suggested that inspiration involves a mind that transcends all limitations, thoughts that break all their bonds, and a consciousness that expands in every direction. Here is how you can become inspired.

Place your thoughts on what it is you'd like to have or become - an artist, a musician, a computer programmer, a dentist, or whatever. In your thoughts, begin to picture yourself having the skills to do these things. No doubts. Only a knowing. Then begin acting as if these things were already your reality. As an artist, your vision allows you to draw, to visit art museums, to talk with famous artists, and to immerse yourself in the art world. In other words, you begin to act as an artist in all aspects of your life. In this way, you're getting out in front of yourself and taking charge of your own destiny at the same time that you're cultivating inspiration.

The more you see yourself as what you'd like to become, the more inspired you are. The dormant forces that Patanjali described come alive, and you discover that you're a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be. Imagine that - dormant forces that were dead or nonexistent, springing into being and collaborating with you as a result of your becoming inspired and acting as if what you want is already here!

By having the courage to declare yourself as already being where you want to be, you will almost force yourself to act in a new, exciting, and spiritual fashion. You can also apply this principle to areas other than your chosen vocation. If you're living a life of scarcity, and all of the nice things that many people have are not coming your way, perhaps it's time to change your thinking and act as if what you enjoy having is already here.

Visualize that beautiful automobile that's your dream car and paste it on your bedroom door, as well as on the refrigerator. While you're at it, paste it on the dashboard of the car you're now driving! Visit a showroom, sit in your car, and note the beautiful new-car aroma. Run your hands over the seats, and grip the steering wheel. Walk all around your car, appreciating the lines of it. Take your car for a test drive, and visualize that you're entitled to drive this car, that you're inspired by its beauty, and that it's going to find a way into your life. In some way, somehow, this is your car. Talk to others about your love for this car. Read about it. Bring up a picture on your computer screen, and leave it there to view each time you're near that computer. All of this may seem silly to you, but when you become inspired and act as if what you want is already here, you'll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to make this your reality.

Extending Inspiration Everywhere

Treating yourself in the manner described above can become a habitual way of life. This doesn't involve deception, arrogance, or hurting others. This is a silent agreement between you and God in which you discreetly work in harmony with the forces of the universe to make your dreams become a reality. This involves a knowing on your part that success and inner peace are your birthright; that you are a child of God; and as such, you're entitled to a life of joy, love, and happiness.

In your relationships with your lovers, co-workers, and family, act as if what you would like to materialize in these relationships is already here.
If you want a sense of harmony in the workplace, maintain a clear vision and
expectation of this harmony. Then, you're out in front of your day, seeing five o'clock arriving peacefully for everyone when it's still seven-thirty in the morning. Each time you have an encounter with someone, your five o'clock vision pops into your head, and you act in a peaceful, harmonious way so as not to nullify what you know is coming. Furthermore, you act toward everyone else as if they, too, are all that they are capable of becoming.

These kinds of expectations lead you to say, "I'm sure you'll have everything ready this afternoon," rather than, "You're always late with everything, and I wish you would get on the ball." When you treat others in this way, they also fulfill the destiny that you've reminded them is there for them.

In your family, particularly with children, it's important to always have this little thought in mind: Catch them doing things right. Remind them often of their inherent brilliance, their capacity for being responsible, their innate talents, and their fantastic abilities. Treat them as if they're already responsible, bright, attractive, and honorable. "You are so terrific. I'm positive you'll feel great about your interview." "You're so smart, I know you'll study and do well on that exam." "You are always connected to God [whatever you call it], and God doesn't do sickness. You're going to feel much better tomorrow at this time."

When you act toward your children, parents, siblings, and even more distant relatives as if the relationship was great and going to stay that way, and you point out their greatness rather than their goofiness, it is their greatness that you will see. In your relationship to your significant other, whoever that may be, be sure to apply this principle as frequently as you can. If things aren't going well, ask yourself, "Am I treating this relationship as it is, or as I would like it to be?" So how do you want it to be ?
Peaceful? Harmonious? Mutually satisfying? Respectful? Loving? Of course you do. So before your next encounter, see it in those ways.
Have expectations that focus on the qualities of inner peace and success.
You'll find yourself pointing out what you love about that person rather than what they're doing wrong. You'll also see that other person responding back to you in love and harmony rather than in an embittered way. Your ability to get out in front of yourself and see the outcome before it transpires will cause you to act in ways that bring about these results.

This strategy for living works for virtually everything. Before I speak to an audience, I always see them as loving, supportive, and having a terrific experience. Before writing, I see myself with no writer's block, being inspired and having spiritual guidance available to me at all times. As A Course in Miracles reminds us, "If you knew who walked beside you at all times, you could never experience fear again." This is the essence of inspiration, as well as seeing the future in terms of how you want it to be - and then acting exactly in that manner.

Sinchronicity and Inspiration

There are no coincidences. Anything that coincides is said to fit together powerfully. You move into spirit and feel inspired when you're activating the forces of the universe to work with you. Since all is guided by Spirit, there is less of a gap between your thoughts and seeing the result of those thoughts materialize for you. As you place more and more of your energy on what you intend to manifest, you start seeing those intentions materializing.
You'll think about a particular person, and that individual will "mysteriously" appear. You'll need a book for your studies that you can't find, and it will show up in a "mysterious" delivery. You'll have in mind that you want information on a vacation spot, and it will arrive in the mail "mysteriously." All of these so-called mysteries will soon be viewed by you as part of the synchronicity of the universe working with you and your highly energized thoughts.

You must hold on to the idea that you can negotiate the presence of these things by keeping your energy field always focused with love on what you passionately intend to create. The law of attraction is put into play, and your thoughts literally become attractor energies. At first, it will seem startling and almost unbelievable. As you stay in spirit and act as if what you desire is already here, you'll find it less and less puzzling. Connected to God [whatever you call it ] as you always are, you are the divine force that puts this synchronicity into your everyday life. You will realize very soon that what you think about is what expands; therefore, you'll become more mindful and careful of what you think about. This process of treating yourself "as if" begins with your thoughts, impacts your emotional state, and finally stirs you into action.

From thoughts to feelings to actions, they will all react affirmatively when you stay inspired and get out in front of yourself in ways that are consistent with what you want to become. Declare yourself to be a genius, to be an expert, to be in an atmosphere of abundance, and keep that vision so passionately that you can do nothing but act upon it. As you do, you will send out the attractor energy that will work with you to materialize your actions based upon those stated declarations.

Treat everyone you encounter with the same intention. Celebrate in other their finest qualities. Treat them all in this "as if" manner, and I guarantee you that they will respond accordingly to your highest expectations. It's all up to you. Whether you think this is possible or impossible, either way you'll be right. And you'll see the rightness of your thoughts manifesting everywhere you go.

(Excerpted from The New York Times Bestseller 10 Secrets for Success and
Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer)


[Edited at 2003-05-26 14:50]


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Thank you, José ! May 26, 2003

Those are very inspiring words.

May we all end our day at 5 o'clock in a peaceful and harmonious fashion.

Rita


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There are no coincidences May 26, 2003

***There are no coincidences. Anything that coincides is said to fit together powerfully. You move into spirit and feel inspired when you're activating the forces of the universe to work with you. Since all is guided by Spirit, there is less of a gap between your thoughts and seeing the result of those thoughts materialize for you. As you place more and more of your energy on what you intend to manifest, you start seeing those intentions materializing.
You'll think about a particular person, and that individual will "mysteriously" appear. You'll need a book for your studies that you can't find, and it will show up in a "mysterious" delivery. You'll have in mind that you want information on a vacation spot, and it will arrive in the mail "mysteriously." All of these so-called mysteries will soon be viewed by you as part of the synchronicity of the universe working with you and your highly energized thoughts.***


That's why you posted these relaxing and encouraging words, because I needed a reminder!!!

Thank you so much, Pepelu!!!

Andrea


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Marianela Melleda  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the "Inspiration" May 26, 2003

Thanks for sharing with us this great piece of advice.

I think that in summary one should think positive so as to obtain positive results.


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Exactly! May 26, 2003

Andrea Ali wrote:

***There are no coincidences. Anything that coincides is said to fit together powerfully. You move into spirit and feel inspired when you're activating the forces of the universe to work with you. Since all is guided by Spirit, there is less of a gap between your thoughts and seeing the result of those thoughts materialize for you. As you place more and more of your energy on what you intend to manifest, you start seeing those intentions materializing.
You'll think about a particular person, and that individual will "mysteriously" appear. You'll need a book for your studies that you can't find, and it will show up in a "mysterious" delivery. You'll have in mind that you want information on a vacation spot, and it will arrive in the mail "mysteriously." All of these so-called mysteries will soon be viewed by you as part of the synchronicity of the universe working with you and your highly energized thoughts.***


That's why you posted these relaxing and encouraging words, because I needed a reminder!!!

Thank you so much, Pepelu!!!

Andrea



I agree with you, Andrea. Nothing happens by chance, but by causality. The power of energy is limitless and we can get marvelous, positive achievements by concentrating our energies in what we wish, with our mental projection. Energies work as a boomerang, what you give is what you get. Transmit positive energies and see how everything changes around you. And when things don't turn out to be as we expect, there is always a reason for that, even if we don't understand the particular situation at that moment, so in these cases we need a reminder to keep that positive atmosphere around us. Leveling our thoughts, feelings, actions and focusing these 3 elements simultaneously on your aims is a very powerful tool.

Thank you for sharing these interesting words with us, José Luis.

Blanca.


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Patricia Posadas  Identity Verified
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We ARE what we'd like to be! May 28, 2003

Unless we are insane or somehow impaired, I think we all become what we decide to be, although sometimes we are so unaware of the mechanisms through which this is achieved that we won't admit it to ourselves...

Becoming aware of that is really empowering, just try

My two cents!


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