The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.
Stop thinking about stuff. I say this to myself quite a bit. If you can observe that “thinking” puts a monkey wrench into every situation, you’d get what I mean. We tend to spiral out of control with our thoughts. As I mentioned before, thoughts create beliefs, and in turn, your beliefs create your reality.
If we can stop and pause, try to slow down our minds, we become free of thoughts. Therefore, we live more freely as though a river flowing downstream. In this case, we allow things to happen naturally, as they should be, without much effort. I find that if you “free up space” in your mind, your heart (the space with the most loving brain) speaks.
The heart’s wisdom is the impersonal part of you or the non-material aspect of you that speaks. Some people call it the God of our heart or our heart space. This is what always should lead. We are so bombarded by manmade concepts based on what we’ve been taught or what we learn through experiencing through the five senses. If we can break away from our outer experiences and quiet ourselves enough to hear the wisdom from within, things flow with greater ease.
There would be no reason or need to resist, control, or manipulate what’s going on in our outer world. Have I achieved this state of being? Not yet. However, I feel that the first step into awakening to this way (the way) is to become aware. Being “aware that you are aware” is consciousness. As quoted by Neville Goddard, “Heed the words of St. Augustine, “Too late have I loved thee, for behold thou wert within, and it was without that I did seek thee.”
It is your own consciousness that you must turn as to the only reality. There, and there alone, you awaken that which is asleep. This brings me back to imagining. I feel that using your imagination is very different from “thinking.” Thinking requires a lot of work—the need to analyze or problem-solve while using your imagination permits a sort of freedom or creative flow to occur. Use your imagination as a child would. Dream the unimaginable, set no boundaries, believe what you imagine to be true.
I’m sure our imagination can dream up scary stuff, too, but that’s not the aim. The aim is to imagine what you desire and believe that you already have it—that it’s already yours and see what happens. Be mindful of how negative thoughts may try to impair your “image-ing” of it all. Treat those thoughts for what they are—just a thought, and don’t let it get in the way of desire.
Again, this can be a challenging practice if you’re wrapped up in the world of form. The trick is to be child-like in your imaginings. See and sense the dream imagined. Don’t worry about how it’s going to arrive. Don’t have any sense of urgency in the “getting of it.” Just know that it is there and it is yours. You already own it. You already have it!
There is such a flow and happiness when we use our imagination to think up wild things. Do you remember playing and pretending when you were a little kid? Didn’t it seem natural to be a fairy, a king, or a princess? Couldn’t you see yourself in the role and feel all the riches of the land and its offerings. Didn’t your play of imagination produce the most beautiful costumes and castles (blankets and hideaways between couches and furniture)? Returning to innocence, God provokes us to return and let go of the thinking, analytic self. “Truly, I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew: 18:3