Find Out How to Deliberately Create Your Life

May 4, 2015

Did you know that you have the power to create your life? It’s true. I know what some of you are thinking right now. It is God that controls my life. After all, He created it in the first place, and He has full control. I would never disagree with that statement. It is true, and I often state that one of the wisest things we can do in our lives is let go and let God take control.

The more I learn about life on this earth, the more I learn that God wants to use us to accomplish His will. He wants to use us for His glory and greatness. In order to do that, I have learned that He has left much of the responsibility in our hands. I believe He wants us to be co-creators with Him, to accomplish His great will.

Although God is the ultimate creator, He has always used people to bring it about. Think of the greatest inventions. God had them in mind since the beginning of time, but used people to carry them out. Heck, He even uses people to create other people!

I have studied the idea of deliberate creation for some time. However, I read the most clear definition I’ve seen to date, and I would like to share it with you. It comes from Abraham Hicks in the book “Ask and it is Given”. Deliberate creation is defined as “focusing on what is intended while being constantly aware of one’s vibrational state of being, and connected to one’s Source”.

To me this is further proof that he have control of the circumstances in our lives, and we don’t have to let them control us. In this definition, I see a simple, 3 step formula that can help you, me, or anyone create the life they desire:

  1. Determine what you intend to be/do/have – The first step in the deliberate creation process is to set an intention. What exactly do you want? Once you have determined the exact desire, affirm the intention as often as possible. This works well for two reasons. One is that once the mind is locked on an idea or intention, it finds ways for you to act upon it and bring it into manifestation. Also, when you affirm that you intend to accomplish something, you don’t have the negative resistance from the subconscious canceling out the positive thoughts. For example, if you affirm “I am at my perfect weight” and you are unhealthy at the moment, your mind may prompt you to look in the mirror and remind you how untrue that statement is. When you say you intend to be whatever your perfect weight is, it is more believable, and your mind can focus on the goal with little or no resistance.
  2. Maintain a high vibration – I have written about the importance of vibration, which is the level of energy you are projecting. The higher your vibration, the more you set yourself up for blessings and the achievement of your desire. Often these blessings arrive in ways you would have never imagined. You can maintain the highest vibration by living in a state of joy, gratitude, and positive expectation. This step alone can transform your life. You can also use it hand in hand with the first one. When you affirm your intentions, visualize what it would be like to already have it and feel those high, positive emotions that raise your vibration in the process. This will certainly speed up the process of creating your ideal life.
  3. Stay connected to God – As with the other steps, you can bring great blessings into your life by following this step alone. Staying connected with God automatically keeps you at the highest vibration level. And when you ask specifically what God wants for you, it is impossible for that prayer to not be answered! I find that when I am well connected to God, I am much more clear of exactly what I need to act upon, and what I can leave in God’s hands for Him to do. I also know if I am going on the right direction, or if I need to detour and take other steps to go somewhere else.

When you follow this process, you can indeed create the life you are seeking to live. You can be or do anything you desire. You are co-creating with God because you are doing your part to make it happen, and allowing Him to do His. And remember, with God all things are possible. I recommend you start with this simple process to begin creating your dream life.

This is a small sample of the creative process. If you are seeking more in depth knowledge and practice of the creative process, I recommend this program by Dr. Robert Anthony, The Secret of Deliberate Creation. This program provides in depth information of you how to use the power of your mind along with this creative process to remove doubts, fears, and thoughts of failure, and take you instead to great confidence and success.

You may not think so, but you are creative. God made you that way. One of the greatest gifts He has given you is the ability to work with Him to create the life He wants you to live…a life of joy, adventure, and success. Enjoy the blessings 🙂


Let Me Sleep On It

January 20, 2014

Ok, God is speaking to me again. No, I’m not crazy and hearing voices in my head. I’m just being shown the same information from several different sources in a short time, which I have learned is a sure sign that He is speaking to me.

The subject is sleep. I don’t know about you, but this is one of my favorite topics and activities, so it was easy to get my attention with this. To clarify, what I have been reading about is what I am quickly learning is the most important part of your day.

This most important part of the day is the few minutes immediately before falling asleep. Why? I have written many articles on the significance and power of the subconscious mind. I won’t explain too much about it here, but in a nutshell, it is this part of your mind that controls not only your life functions such as breathing, heartbeat, etc., but it’s also where your core beliefs are stored. It is these beliefs that determine your actions (or lack of them) which ultimately determines your level of success and quality of life.

I have also studied and written a great deal about how we can control the quality of thoughts that are in our subconscious mind. Again, I won’t get into detail, but we can use methods like positive affirmations, hypnosis, and visualization to impress the subconscious. For more information on those, I recommend you explore my other posts in those categories.

I apologize because I realize I’m leaving you hanging and I haven’t answered the question yet. Why is this time before sleep so important? It’s because this is the time when your subconscious mind is most receptive to the thoughts and ideas you feed into it. You want your positive thoughts and empowering beliefs engrained into your subconscious, and this is the time where it is most likely to happen. It is because you are in a very relaxed state. However, most importantly, when you impress positive thoughts and ideas into your subconscious at this time, you are letting them establish themselves and as Wayne Dyer says, “marinate” in your mind as you sleep.

So what’s the result? When you wake up you are starting your day with these empowering thoughts. I am sure you have experienced this without even trying. For example, when you go to bed angry or with worrisome negative thoughts isn’t that the automatic theme as you start the next day? It’s the same when you think positive and peaceful thoughts before falling asleep. You wake up strong and positive. What’s even better, is that these empowering thoughts become an automatic part of your mind. As a result, the action you take throughout the day matches the thoughts, and your chances of success dramatically increase. So does your faith in the ability to make it happen regardless of any obstacles you may encounter.

For whatever difficulties you are experiencing in your life, I believe this is an easy fix. Take full advantage of this wonderful, even magical time immediately before falling asleep. Pray and invite divine assistance to the situation. Then affirm success, visualize the successful outcome, and feel the wonderful feelings as you drift peacefully into sleep. When you do this, you are allowing the subconscious to take over and make it as automatic as breathing or riding a bike.

I am taking full advantage of this time and I have already seen great results. I invite you to do the same. All it takes is five minutes before sleep to positively affect your entire day, and ultimately your entire life. Even if you fall asleep in the middle of it, so what? You will still experience a peaceful, positive sleep that will empower you immensely. It’s a power you will never grow tired of. Enjoy the blessings 🙂


How To Develop Personal Power

February 17, 2013

If only I had the power to……go ahead, you fill in the blank. How often have we desired the power to accomplish a particular goal, or be the person we wanted to be, or have something turn out the way we want it to. It would be nice, right?

I am realizing more and more that this power we are seeking exists, and that we can develop it to the point where we have much more control of the outcomes in our life. So how can we develop our personal power? Here’s a very simple two step formula:

  1. Realize that we already have the power we desire. Luke 17:21 says, “the kingdom is God is within you”. That means that the love, power and grace of God Himself is a part of each and every one of us. Once we start realizing that, we experience a major sense of empowerment! I am not God by any means, yet I am still priveledged to receive the power that He willingly provides. That power is far greater than any evil or any obstacle I could ever face in life. Once you consciously realize that you have this power in you, and around you, your faith and confidence will skyrocket.
  2. Positive affirmations. How do we realize and maintain this power in our conscious mind? We do this the same way we incorporate any other belief in our minds. We repeat it over and over. We do the same with any positive thoughts that we want to be part of our normal thinking. Several times a day, repeat the statements you want to be true, and those you want to see manifested in your life. Your subconscious will eventually believe it, and you will then consciously act upon this confidence.

As you can see, the power to accomplish your goals is not missing in your life. You have the power to complete any task or reach any goal you seek. I will say it again…YOU HAVE THE POWER! It’s a matter of tapping into that power and consciously focusing on it. Pray for the direction on where to go, then seek the Spirit’s guidance, and take action with faith and confidence. Use this power for good, and it can take you anywhere. Enjoy the blessings : )


8 Goals To Help Jumpstart Your Success in 2013

January 8, 2013

I am very fond of lists that help me and others improve the quality of life. I found one such list on the Finer Minds website. I felt the need to share. The link to the full article is provided at the end of this post. Here are the 8 helpful suggestions to jumpstart your success in 2013:

  1. Meditate each day.
  2. Bring attention to your heart space.
  3. Forgive yourself and others.
  4. Stretch/Do yoga
  5. Drink about 8 cups of water per day.
  6. Get to bed by 10pm.
  7. Wake up with the sun.
  8. Surround yourself with positive people.

The reasoning for some of these is outlined in the article. The bottom line is that following these tips can certainly put your mind and energy in a more positive light.

I recommend you check out the remainder of the article. It has helped me so far, and I believe it can help you too. Here’s the link…..Enjoy the blessings : )

http://www.finerminds.com/manifesting/transition-into-2013/?utm_source=fmnl222&utm_medium=email&utm_content=transition2013&utm_campaign=fmnl222


Walk By Faith

July 30, 2012

For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7.

Imagine how much better our lives would be. Imagine how much more empowered we would feel. Imagine the greater impacts we could make during our time on this earth. All if we would take this Bible verse completely to heart, and live it out on a daily basis.

The good news is that it is entirely possible. When we live our lives walking in faith, all of the above situations and more are possible. Is it easy to do? I would say yes and no. It is sometimes difficult to live in faith, especially if things have been difficult and haven’t gone your way. However, it is easy, because it is fully in your control to do. You don’t have to wait or rely on someone else before you can walk in faith. It is fully in your control to begin this instant. Once you start doing it on a regular basis, it becomes easier each day.

So how do we take this new walk of believing before seeing? There are several things you can do. The main thing is to get your mind right. Faith is a mindset. Get it firmly entrenched in your head by telling yourself each day that you choose to live by faith, regardless if things are not going your way at that time. Accept nothing less than a faithful attitude.

Another important idea is to constantly see events and situations in your mind as you want them to be. This again is not easy, especially if your desired outcomes are not taking place in reality. This is the key to faith right here. Keep seeing the positive outcomes in your mind. Replay them over and over. Feel the joy as your desires play out in your mind. What happens when you do this is that your subconscious begins to take hold of it, and you start believing it. How is this important? You need to take some action yourself as you let God do His part. When your mind is in this positive mindset, the action you take is more positive and likely to lead to success. When you take action without the necessary faith, your mindset actually causes you to fail. That is because you will lead yourself to situations that will cause failure. You may have heard of this as a self-fulfilling prophecy.

As your faith grows, keep doing what you are doing. The positive thoughts and success will snowball, and your faith will grow even more. I am also a firm believer in prayer. When you ask God for wisdom and faith, He generously provides it. Not only that, but there have been too many times in my life where He makes things happen to show that He is behind me, and to build my faith even more. He also protects me from any avenues I shouldn’t venture to. The same will be true for you.

The bottom line is that when you only focus on what you are seeing, you are limiting yourself to those circumstances. When you focus on negative or average  thoughts, you only bring more negative and average into your life. In order to break the chain of negative circumstances, and go above the normal routine, you need to change your thinking. Live instead by believing and seeing the desired outcomes coming to pass in your imagination. Before long you will not be imagining it. You will be living it out for real.

I will end with another powerful Bible verse, my favorite of all…Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24). This is walking by faith and believing, and the blessings are beyond imagination. Enjoy : )


A Crazy Man’s Way To Rapid Manifestation

April 14, 2012

I have read many different articles and books that talk about using the Law of Attraction to manifest the things we desire in life. Before I go further, I will say that I am one who doesn’t often talk about the Law of Attraction. I strongly believe in it and know that it can add a great deal to our lives. However, as a Christian, I believe it is ultimately God that brings us the blessings we are seeking in life, and I am not big on using this law to attract a Mercedes, million dollar home, etc.

Upon saying that, I will again say that this is a powerful law, one we can use to enhance the quality of our lives and the lives of those around us. If you’ve read some of the popular books on the topic, like “The Secret”, you will know that some people have come up with with a number of different strategies to create the positive feelings that make the law work.

I decided to take this to the test the other day. It’s a bit crazy, but it’s helped me already, and I welcome you to try it too. I was feeling a bit down as the beautiful tax return I had received was gone before I knew it, and we couldn’t even use it all as we had planned. I decided then that drastic measures had to be taken. What I decided to do was take the amount of money I desire to earn this year ($120,000) and broadcast the fact that I was receiving it. I was driving, and as each car on the road passed by I said the following to them…”God is giving me $120,000″. Anyone I saw walking on the side of the road…same thing. Then I went into the supermarket. What do you think? No, I didn’t have the guts to actually tell these people I was receiving $120,000. I don’t want anyone else (besides me and my readers) thinking I am crazy, but in my imagination I did tell these people about my new wealth.

At first I thought I had officially flipped. However, as I continued to do this, I realized it was following many of the Law of Attraction manifestation guidelines. Here are some examples…first, a great deal of the Law is based on feeling. I was only going to make my situation worse by feeling badly about my lack of money. Instead, I was having fun with this! As a result, I was creating good feelings about money that were replacing the bad. Another positive factor was affirmation. It’s a fact that the more we tell ourselves something, the more we believe it. I was actually beginning to create the belief and convince myself that this money was coming my way. Here’s another fact. As a teacher I have researched that the best way for my students to retain knowledge is to share it with someone else. I set up activities regularly which enable them to do this. In this case I was doing the same thing. I was sharing with others that I was receiving this money. Even though it was only imaginary,  this was helping engrain it into my my mind. Once again I was beginning to believe it more and more. I was feeling the feeling of having this money now.

Those are some examples of effective Law of Attraction guidelines that were being followed by this exercise. It was also amazing how my whole demeanor changed because of this. I was walking around with a smile on my face as I was enjoying this. As a result, some people that passed me by in the store actually smiled back. And they didn’t know what I was thinking, so I don’t think it’s because they thought I was crazy! I honestly think it’s because they felt the positive vibrations.

You may now be asking…Joe, what’s the bottom line? Did this work? I will say that I’ve never been more convinced of the power of this great law. No, I haven’t yet received $120,000. However, in the three days since I began doing this, I received the opportunity to earn $75 extra dollars that I hadn’t planned on receiving. Another powerful part of the Law of Attraction is gratitude. Believe me, I expressed major gratitude after this which continued the positive feelings.

So why not try it? You don’t have to do it exactly like this, but why not have fun in proclaiming a victory you are looking for, whether it be financial help, better health, more fulfilling relationships, or anything. Before it happens, give God the credit, and tell as many people as you can either for real or hiding in your car. Enjoy proclaiming victory, create postive feelings, create faith, and be ready for opportunities to capitalize on making it reality. Be thankful for every small victory, you will see your success accelerate, and your desires will manifest rapidly.

There was an old song that asked…aint it great to be crazy? I say sometimes it is. Enjoy the blessings : )

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Can We Fool Ourselves To Success?

December 20, 2011

Here’s a funny story from the other night…I was talking to my youngest daughter about Christmas songs. We had also been talking about dogs, so I asked her if she had ever heard the Barking Jingle Bells song where the dogs bark in the tune of Jinge Bells. She said she hadn’t, so I put it on Youtube so she could hear it. The funny part is that I have a dog and a cat. When they heard this, the cat ran off, and the dog was going crazy looking out every window for these barking dogs. She then became one of them herself!

These were obviously not real dogs, but our pets were fooled into thinking that they were. How does this relate to my title? I am reading more and more how our lives are influenced by the beliefs of our subconscious minds. If those beliefs are positive, the outcomes and levels of success in our lives are usually at high levels. Unfortunately, the same is true with negative thoughts as our outcomes and success levels mirror that.

I am also reading about how the subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between something real or imagined. For example, I’ve heard stories of people who imagined they put their hand in a bucket of ice cold water. Their hand then actually became cold! I decided to try this. I was in the car and wouldn’t be stopping for over an hour. I was thirsty. I imagined myself drinking a cold glass of water, and the cold water going down my throat and sinking into my stomach. I then enjoyed the imaginary sensation of having my thirst quenched. I laughed because I actually enjoyed the experience, and my thirst was gone!

I have discovered that, if I can fool my mind into believing my thirst is quenched, I can “experience” other successes as well. Anyone can do this. Think of a goal you wish to accomplish. Perhaps it is greater self-confidence. Or a more positive attitude; or better health; or anything. The key is to imagine that you have already accomplished it. See it happening in your mind. Experience the joy of its fulfillment. Smile and enjoy the experience.  As mentioned, your subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between a real or imagined experience. It thinks it’s all real. What happens is that your mind begins to believe it. It believes that you are successful, healthy, positive, wealthy, or whatever else. And whatever your subconscious mind believes is carried out in your life. This is because we act according to the new positive belief, not the old can’t do one.

Knowing this information empowers us. Spend time each day to stop and play these positive mental movies in your mind. As you play these positive scenes, you are convincing your subsonscious mind they are true. You will act accordingly, and eventually see these scenes play out for real.

Ok, now that my dog and cat are back I need to go feed them. Enjoy the day’s blessings : )