Have to keep reminding myself of this stuff. Hope you enjoy!
"Keep Asking ‘How Can I' Until Your Mind Supplies The Answer
By Bill Harris March 30th, 2008
Source Dream Manifesto
When you see yourself as being at the effect of some cause over which you have little or no control, you feel helpless. In effect, you actually become helpless, because whatever you believe tends to manifest in reality. When you see yourself as being at effect, you automatically filter out all the possible ways you could create something different, and all the ways you have personal power. You do not see them at all. They disappear from your awareness, as if they did not exist at all.
Those who think they are at effect look outside of themselves for some cause on which to blame what is happening. When you do that, such a cause will ALWAYS appear, even it isn't really the cause. The result is that you feel helpless, and ARE helpless.
Those who believe they are AT CAUSE, of course, do not contact me for help in the first place. They realize that, even if they cannot see the connection, whatever is being created in their life comes from something in them, and if they can find what it is, they can change it. Usually, it involves what they have focused their attention on.
People who think they are at effect use words like "can't" a lot. Another favorite is "I tried." When you say "I can't," your brain steps right up and supplies you with lots of reasons why you can't, and it also blocks the creative part of your mind from figuring our how you can. Thus, the fact that you can't comes true, further reinforcing your belief that you really can't. My suggestion to such people is that instead of saying "I can't" they begin to ask "How can I?" and keep asking until their brain supplies them with the answer they want.
"I tried" is another favorite of people who think they are effect. The entire presupposition behind "I tried" is failure. No one who succeeds ever says "I tried." They say "I did it." Trying begins with the belief in failure. To try, you must make pictures in your head of failing. My suggestion is to make pictures in your head of accomplishing whatever it is you want to accomplish. When you do this, you give your brain a signal to figure out how to do it. When you "try," you give your brain a signal to figure out a way to fail.
So even though you may think you have lots of evidence that you are at the effect end of the cause and effect spectrum, you are actually at cause. Even if you find this hard to believe, begin to act "as if" you really are at cause. Assume that you are in control, and ask "How can I?" until you get the answer.
So now you have two huge clues to success. The first is to focus your mind on what you want, not on what you don't want or are afraid of. The second is to begin with the assumption that you are at cause, that you can decide what to think, what to picture inside, and what to focus your mind on - and that when you do this, you brain will figure out how to make whatever you focus on happen.
I want you to know that if you do these two things, you will change your life in ways you never thought possible.
So there are two things you can do to take change of your life. One is relatively passive, and that is to faithfully use your < snip > everyday. The other is to begin to look at the basic assumptions you've made about yourself and where you fit in the world, and to be willing, despite what may appear to be true for you, to adopt the assumptions of those who are already creating what they want.
Two of these basics are:
1. focus on what you want, and
2. realize that you DO have creative control over what happens to you.
And, if you take the online version of the < snip > , I will go into this subject with you in much more detail, and make sure you "get it."
Once you know a few key things, life becomes much easier and much smoother. You can do this, I promise!
This is why < snip > is so powerful in changing lives - it calms the part of us that is afraid, that feels unsafe. Another way to say this is that it raises your threshold for what you can handle coming at you from the world. < snip > clears your mind, and gets rid of the impulse to focus on what you don't want. Then, it strengthens your ability to focus on what you do want, which allows you to more powerfully and more quickly create it. "
Abraham-Hicks Daily Quote
" You don't have to worry about what their vibration is if your vibration is one of connection. Because if your vibration is one of connection -- you're going to dominate the vibration. This is the way you learn your relationships. The thing that most people do not understand, is that you get to control the way you feel, because you get to choose the thoughts you think. Most people think that they only have the option of responding to the circumstances that surround them. And that's what makes them attempt the impossible, which is to control the circumstances around them, which only feeds their feeling of frustration and vulnerability, because it doesn't take very much life experience to discover you can't control all of those circumstances. But you can control your vibration. And when you control your vibration, you've controlled everything that has anything to do with you. "
" Everyone doesn't have to be the same. Most say, "Well, it's so much easier if we're all the same." And we say, it is not easier when you're all the same; conformity is the thing that thwarts you most. That massive wanting to get you to conform-to all think the same way and want the same things-is what is causing the revolt that is happening within you. You are determined to be freedom-seekers in a Mass Consciousness society that is determined to make you the same. "
" If you intend to be of assistance, your eye is not upon the trouble but upon the assistance, and that is quite different. When you are looking for a solution, you are feeling positive emotion- but when you are looking at a problem, you are feeling negative emotion. "
" All the resources you will ever want or need are at your fingertips. All you have to do is identify what you want to do with it, and then practice the feeling-place of what it will feel like when that happens. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have. You are blessed Beings; you have come forth into this physical environment to create. There is nothing holding you back, other than your own contradictory thought. And your emotion tells you you're doing that. Life is supposed to be fun-it is supposed to feel good! You are powerful Creators and right on schedule. Savor more; fix less. Laugh more; cry less. Anticipate positively more; anticipate negatively less. Nothing is more important than that you feel good. Just practice that and watch what happens. There is great love here for you. We are complete. "