What Dreams May Come

Written by Judith Pennington

What Dreams May Come

Some years ago I read a brilliant book, What Dreams May Come, whose storyline was that inrepparttar plasmic substance ofrepparttar 138722 afterworld, people perceive onlyrepparttar 138723 reality created by their thoughts, beliefs and expectations. They live in this reality until they wake up to their infinite potential to create and inhabit magnificent worlds of love, beauty and service.

This makes such perfect sense, doesn’t it, with quantum mechanics teaching us that physical reality adjusts to our expectations of it. So many of us, grasping this, have begun to perceive and create our realities fromrepparttar 138724 infinite fields of possibility that are open to us.

We are learning to look intorepparttar 138725 mirrors in our lives–people, circumstances, books and movies–to see inside our own hearts and minds. If we don’t like what we see, we can rewriterepparttar 138726 script, repaintrepparttar 138727 canvas, reshaperepparttar 138728 clay. Withrepparttar 138729 awesome creative powers of mind, heart and soul, we envision a higher reality untilrepparttar 138730 energy of this thought-form permeates and uplifts us into a more beautiful dream of life.

It sounds ridiculously simple and is. According torepparttar 138731 late great psychic diagnostician Edgar Cayce, using a constructive ideal like peace, joy, oneness or love as a focal point in meditation atomically builds that ideal into body, mind and spirit.

By no coincidence, I just read an article supporting this in “Venture Inward” magazine (July-August 2004). It was written by a psychotherapist who created a 30-minute cassette of affirmations for an elderly friend developing Alzheimer’s Disease, according to his two physicians. The man played these affirmations each night at bedtime for 30 days and steadily grew happier and more tolerant, compassionate and loving. He did not develop Alzheimer’s and also cured severe macular degeneration in his left eye.

How do we know what to dream up for ourselves?

We go within, during a contemplative walk or silent meditation, says my still, small voice, so that we can come to knowrepparttar 138732 deepest recesses ofrepparttar 138733 heart and soul as our true nature. We go deeper than mind to touchrepparttar 138734 destiny and hope ofrepparttar 138735 soul for self and All That Is, and here we ask: what is my heart’s desire? what thrills me with pleasure? what excites and inspires my self to soul and spirit?

The Power of Beliefs

Written by Kathleen Gage

Years ago I hadrepparttar opportunity to meet a woman who reinforced my understanding ofrepparttar 138659 power of beliefs. A woman who is probably one ofrepparttar 138660 most powerful individuals I will ever encounter. I met Chris in 1986 while takingrepparttar 138661 Dale Carnegie course in Santa Rosa, California.

Although not in classrepparttar 138662 first week of a twelve-week training; Chris showed up duringrepparttar 138663 second week. Class was well under way when Chris walked intorepparttar 138664 room. Actually, she didn’t really walk intorepparttar 138665 room; she dragged herself in, supported by a pair of metal crutches. Chris has Cerebral Palsy, which she lived with all her life.

Chris had an extremely difficult time communicating with others. This was not due to lack of desire, but because for most of her twenty-one years of life she had been kept in a room with no more than Elvis records and tapes to entertain her. No one had takenrepparttar 138666 time to assist her in developingrepparttar 138667 ability to communicate. No one except Bonnie, her current caretaker. It was Bonnie who knew there was much more to Chris than anyone ever gave her credit for.

When asked byrepparttar 138668 instructor what her goal forrepparttar 138669 twelve-week course was, Chris struggled to respond and became frustrated and angry inrepparttar 138670 process. Chris had a very short fuse when it came to frustration because for most of her life no one would listen to her. The only way she knew to get someone to listen was through temper tantrums.

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