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What's Your Story?
We all have this magical power. Sometimes we don't even know it, much less take responsibility for it. We tend to pay more attention to events in our lives. When we react to something that has happened to us, we label it and then attach a story to it. Good, bad, exhilarating, depressing, rewarding or unfair, we make a note of it. We give these stories to our Genie for safe keeping. He stores them and will dutifully recover these accounts of events just as you have filed them. When we come upon a similar event in our life–sometimes years after Genie first filed original story–he quickly provides us with immediate reaction to take on our current dilemma based on this historical precedent.
At first glance, this sounds well and good. You have a living encyclopedia at your disposal along with your own "Genie librarian" to tell you correct response in any given situation. The challenge associated with this repository of stored responses is that many times those responses are no longer valid. We may have matured and outgrown a conditioned response yet we continue to blurt out inappropriate behavior–no matter how self destructive–because we have programmed ourselves to do so.
Good News, Bad News
Our lives today are culmination of every thought we've ever had. Once we embrace this concept–once we recognize we have created our world and take responsibility for it–we also realize we have power to change our world by simply changing our thoughts. We can rewrite our story through new experiences and different responses to our new and improved lives.
Best selling author, Neale Donald Walsch, talks about our three levels of thought and creation, "That which you think of, but thereafter never speak of, creates at one level. That which you think and speak of creates at another level. That which you think, speak, and do becomes made manifest in your reality."
Walsch goes on to say that if our lives are going to 'take off' we must become very clear about what we want to be, do, and have. Get rid of all negative thoughts. Forget all fears and doubts. When we are very clear about what we want, think about it often and think about nothing else. Take ownership and begin speaking your thoughts as truths.
Choose Your Thoughts
Fellow coach and good friend, Christen Murphy says, "What we focus on grows. We become what we think about most, so choose your thoughts well." She also states, "As humans, we like to make sense of our surroundings. Positive or negative, either way, we get to be 'right' about our life."
The question is... What do you want to be right about?
Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy mind at same time. Genie always responds to your thoughts and unspoken requests with, "Your wish is my command." Feed your Genie positive, supportive and well-nourished thoughts and you will live a life of prosperity, abundance, and untold riches.
And just to be safe, it wouldn't hurt to always make your third and final wish a request for... three more wishes.
Will Craig is a marketing strategist and personal coach. He is the author of "Success Without Selling" and co-develops online training programs and eCourses for FillYourPractice.com. You can visit his site at: www.WillCraig.com