What was the last moment when something bizarre happened to you and you were stunned? Like the Steve Urkel character on Family Matters, you may have been tempted to question, “Did I do that?”
Well, most everyone would agree that you can only say something or do something if you think it first. Even automatic natural functions and actions come from our brains. The heart beats, the lungs take in air. So when thoughts, words and deeds are so interconnected, how much control do we actually have over our lives just by thinking? And did I really create whatever that was that just happened to me?
Haanel, in lesson 20, section 28 writes, “Thought which is in harmony with the Universal Mind will result in corresponding conditions. Thought which is destructive or discordant will produce corresponding results. You may use thought constructively or destructively, but the immutable law will not allow you to plant a thought of one kind and reap the fruit of another. You are free to use this marvelous creative power as you will, but you must take the consequences.
Have you witnessed “instant karma”? It’s quite the show to watch. Someone yells at someone else and stubs their toe, or is so full of anger that they turn to leave the scene and run into a door, or fall down steps. Negative thinking, negative words, negative deeds, destruction is sure to visit.
So, if I have positive thoughts, thoughts based in harmony, I could have corresponding conditions in my life!
Positive thinking has been recommended by many a theologian, doctor, psychologist, and by others who know the effect and the outcomes it can create. But it isn’t easy. My friend, Mark J, in his Master Key Experience course, recognizes that all of us have been trained most of our lifetimes to focus on the negative. With his experiential course, over just a few months, he has helped me and many others, to retrain our brains to find positivity in life, to create it within our personal spheres and to recognize more of it when it shows up. Still practicing, but so worth it!