Sunday, January 23, 2011

Aligning our sight with the vision the Lord holds for us

There is a law that governs this universe. It is as real as gravity. It's effects are indisputable. With this law we shape the world around us. With this law we bring into our lives all the goodness and joy we desire. This law is always working, whether you believe it is real or not. It is shaping your life this very moment, as you read these words, as you think each thought you are creating, through the law of attraction.

The law of attraction is simple. Like attracts like. That is all it means. I want you to think about this for a moment as I describe to you how it works.

Imagine getting out of bed in the morning feeling rested. You've just had a wonderful night's sleep and the new day is full of sunshine and promise. You open your eyes feeling invigorated. As you prepare for your day, everything seems to be going well. You feel wonderful, from your closet you wear the new shirt you've been holding onto for a special occasion and as you slip it on you feel the joy, excitement and gratitude for this beautiful piece of clothing. Why don't you turn on your favorite music, throw open your window and let the sunshine cascade into your room. You have flowers beside your bed. They are from the love of your life. They are your favorite. You smile at the thought of his care and devotion. Now it's time to make your bed, the comforter is gorgeous. You found it on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond and it was a steal, as you place each pillow down you delight in the transformation of your bed as it becomes the picture of your dream bed. Now leave your room and walk into the kitchen. What do you want for breakfast? Something fresh, something juicy maybe? How about a perfect sun-ripened grapefruit. I don't know how many of you have ever tasted a sun-ripened grapefruit before but they are nothing like the sour things you've bought from Safeway. Each bite of the yellow fruit bursts with flavor in your mouth. Filling your senses with sweetness. Even the scent is invigorating.  You can feel the perfection of this fruit feeding every cell in your body. This, is how food should taste.

You are in a good place right now aren't you? Was it because you had a morning like this one? Was it because you could have a morning like this one? Or you want a morning like this one? No. It was because you were thinking of the morning I was describing. You were visualizing. And those visual images created feelings. Without even experiencing these things your were feeling their effects. As you have thoughts of joyous, positive images, more thoughts of joyous positive images will flow easily to you. And as a result you will feel good. In this place of feeling good, more good comes to you, because you are attracting it. You are attracting more things like it into your day. That is the law of attraction.

If you wonder if this is true or not, take a moment and start to really observe yourself. Be aware of how you are feeling and when that feeling shifts. It will shift because of a thought. Thoughts carry mighty power. This is why it is so important to be aware of them. Thoughts create emotion, and emotion shapes our life. If you want to learn more about the law of attraction, just Google it. You'll find a TON of information out there.  But the purpose of this entry is not to expound upon a law that has so many times been observed and described over the centuries. My purpose is to suggest an observation I have made about this law that is being so widely spread at this time.

It is a wonderful thing to understand. There is power in realizing that you can choose to bring good into your life. We are not just victims of circumstance, we are given the life we have and then we mold it, change it perceive it and grow in it as we choose. Not everyone has been given this truth, they think bad things keep happening to them because that's just the way life is, not because they are attracting it to themselves through their thoughts. For this reason, I love the information we have about the law of attraction. It is empowering people to step out of their  misery and suffering, one thought at a time. This is an exciting wake up call! But with this power to create, with this power to attract what we choose, into our life, what are we choosing? This is where I think many teachings about the law of attraction fall short. I often hear it suggested that we can pick and choose the layout of our life.

Choose the car you want, the type of vacations you want, the house you want, the body you want, the recognition you want, the clothes you want, the abundance you want, you want, you want, you want, you want, you want. But do you really want to spend your entire life thinking and attracting only what you YOU want?   It's a good place to start, but be careful not to get stuck there.

Might I suggest there is something greater to want. Something offered by the creator of our souls, a plan offered by a God who sees more in us than our mortal existence. Let's think for a moment about what God wants, for us to want.

I do not think that God wouldn't want you to desire a car, or good friends, or a comfortable home, or a healthy body or nice clothes. These are all good things a loving Father in Heaven would want his children to enjoy, just as we want our children to enjoy comfort and material possessions. But these things are all desired from a very limited, mortal perspective. And they are fleeting. They will last only as long as we are here upon this earth. God's perspective of us reaches far beyond what we can imagine. And long before what we can remember. If we focus only upon our mortal wants we loose sight of the deeper and more lasting joys that can only be offered when we seek to want what God wants for us.

Your Heavenly Father knows you, He loves you and He wants you to be happy throughout your mortal  journey on this earth. Part of that happiness comes in the form of mortal things. But he also wants you to attract into your life joys of spiritual nature. Eternal wants that you can take with you when you leave this earth and all the lovely things you thought you wanted here are gone. He wants you to have an eternal purpose, family and posterity. A testimony of truth and light. Integrity and wisdom. A heart full of service and love. There are experiences He wants you to have that can only happen when you start to attract Him into your life. There is greater joy offered through our Savior than we can conjure up in our own mind. I can not tell you the great and marvelous things God wants for you personally, that is between you and Him.  But if you want to find out what greatness lies within you then liken yourself to the greatest source of love this world has ever known.  Be like our Savior. Fill your life with love. Let those thoughts that mold your day, and shape the desires of your heart be love. Let it be gratitude. Open your mind to the possibility of more than the mortal attractions we can get lost in.

I promise you, seeking to liken yourself to the Savior will bring more abundance, prosperity, joy, security, goodness and peace into your life than you could ever create through your own thoughts. Your thoughts alone are limited. Liken your thoughts to the Lord's and nothing is impossible. He will work through you to perform miracles, to change lives, including your own.

He will not leave you wanting, while everything else will. My dear divas, dream big! Cut out pictures of lovely homes, and fragrant flowers, garden tubs, trips to Maui with your husband, and a pair of perfect white pants! Feel the feelings of joy and gratitude as you imagine these wonderful things and experiences. But don't stop there. Don't limit your vision. As wonderful as these things are, they will not last.(Except maybe those fabulous memories of Maui...)

But I urge you, take the time to focus on our Savior. Let your likeness of Him attract His light, and be willing to let His influence guide you. Our Savior is love. When we love like the Savior miracles happen. The heavens open and the blessings pour forth as the floodgates are released, and we will attract all good things into our lives and the lives of those around us. With Christ, creation happens not just to bring forth our fleeting wants, but the eternal desires of our hearts. Through aligning our sight with the vision the Lord holds for us, we will see who we truly are, who we can become, and what we really want throughout our eternal progression. As you bring one thought closer to the Savior, this process will begin to take place, and more will come, until the day like attracts light.

 Imagine a world where every person is in alignment with God. Imagine being so like our Savior, the heaven's could not keep Him from our presence because He is drawn to His children like a magnet. Imagine families so filled with the light of Christ, love is ever present because it is all we know. Imagine the influence we can have on our friends and neighbors as we love them and nurture them, because our greatest desire, our greatest joy is in being someone, for another person. This is a vision I will hold my entire life. To be like my Savior, to change the world with His love, to inspire and uplift as many people as I can by sharing my faith in Him. To sit as His feet like the disciples of old, that my heart might be filled with His wisdom and grace.

This is what We want.

May your hearts be filled with the light of Christ,
And may that light bring all the blessings of heaven and earth to you, and your family,
This is my wish for you dear divas,


1 comment:

  1. I read this when you posted it the first time, but the specific reference to Christ makes it all come together. Way to be bold :)


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