“Playing Pool with Newton”: Journey of Abundance 2.0 – Day 26

Copyright Tam Black 2016 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2016
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

Increasing our thoughts of Love and our attitude of service dispels all fear of lack and limitation. As we serve more people with Love, money and wealth flow abundantly to us. We use money and wealth with love and wisdom to create lives we love through our highest vision.

 

Sharing

Yes. Yes. Yes. Every fiber of my being says YES to this.

The reason that every fiber of my being says YES to this is because it’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve been increasing my thoughts of Love and my attitude of service. I’ve been working on serving more people. I’ve been arranging my life according to my highest vision.

Have I been doing it because I’ve been thinking it, or have I been thinking it because I’ve been doing it? Have I been doing these things because this is now my third round and my subconscious has been influencing my actions? Or, have my actions influenced my thinking?

I tend to believe my thoughts have influenced my actions. It starts with the thought, and the actions follow. To me, that’s how these 40-day Consciousness Journeys work: Thought influences action, which then confirms the thought, which becomes strengthened by the confirmation, which then empowers more action…”As within, so without.”

That’s why I need to pay attention both to the within and the without. I can be aware of my thoughts all I want, but if I am not aware of the corresponding action without, I don’t ever see or experience the correlation. Similarly, if I am only aware of my actions, and am not aware of the thoughts that give rise to them, I only discern cause/effect on the material plane.

You see, that’s what this is: A new way of understanding cause/effect. At this point in our history and culture, humans are highly influenced by Newtonian physics (even though we, as a species, are beginning to consider the implications of relativity and quantum physics). Newtonian physics, as a whole, is all about physical laws, the “mechanics” of how the physical world works. If I strike a cue ball with a pool stick, the ball follows a certain trajectory, with a certain momentum. From this information, I can predict what will happen when the ball impacts another ball, or the side of the pool table. It’s predictable; it’s controllable. This, for many people, has become the model for approaching life: If I do such and such, this will be the outcome. People think life can be controlled and predicted like this! Silly people!

Please note, I am not saying that this is incorrect—Newtonian physics does tell us how the material world will behave. It’s just that with human behavior, there’s more to it, precisely because of human thought.

Motivation and intention (the thoughts behind the actions) influence the action. Am I eating a grilled cheese because I am hungry or because someone was just picking on me, and I felt put down, and I need to console myself? What would my behavior be, how would it be different if I didn’t feel the need to console myself, if I felt completely amused by someone trying to tell me something about myself that I knew was not true? How would I behave if I knew the truth about myself? How would I behave if all my thoughts were motivated by the assurance of being protected, safe, brave, daring, fulfilled, and unified?

Each day on the Journey, it’s like feeding your brain a bit of truth about yourself, about your connection with All, about your identity with Love, about our Oneness. It does add a variable to the equations about how the world works. We are used to looking at only the physical variables in the equation, not the abstract intangible ones like thoughts. But as you become accustomed to recognizing the outer effects of thought, and begin to see the correlation between your thoughts, motivations, or intentions, with your actions, then you begin to behave (live) more and more in the Truth of yourself.

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