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Set the Right Images in Your Mind
You want to feel better? Make more money? Have the love and life you want? You need to set the images in your mind. Subconscious controls everything! EVERYTHING! The way you were programed, and are continuing to be programed controls your entire life.
You want different results, you need to set different images in your mind, coupled with feeling. Feeling is the vehicle to drive those thoughts into the subconscious.
"The future must become the present in the imagination in the one who would wisely and courageously create circumstance. " - Neville Goddard (courtesy of Jake Ducey. Great thought leader of this millennial generation. The Secret Law Of Attraction - Jake Ducey
Maybe I should tell a story. I can use my own example to help you to realize how to apply these thoughts to your own life. I have wild ideas. I have crazy ideas. Ideas that are out of this world. My imagination is lit up. I credit this to voracious reading as a child. My father was school teacher, and a brilliant one at that. He was no ordinary man, and no ordinary teacher. He changed people. He changed lives, and he was a proficient and detailed man of the written word.
He collected hundreds and hundreds of books of various genres, especially science fiction and other fictional topics related to historical based truths. Books were my incubator of inspiration and teacher of imagination. I have had ideas and plans and thoughts that I feel must not be in an ordinary mind. I believe anything is possible. I believe in miracles. I believe in healings. I believe if we can think it, we can make it happen.
It shocks me that people can call on the name of God and read the greatest spiritual book ever written, but understand or believe nothing about miracle or miraculous. Where did our imaginations go? Are we letting too many people tell us how to think and we do no thinking on our own. It amazes me and excites me that we can create- literally create any scenario if we think upon it, and meditate on it, mixed with emotion.
The trouble is, that most of us meditate or think on fears. We mull fear around and around in our minds. We develop and invent scenarios of catastrophe, and calamity. We imagine the "worst." Why do our imaginative powers work so well for the dreaded things of life? Why is it so hard to imagine only the good? I am not sure why- but I do know the bible says this: Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things."
I think that the above is the most beautiful verses, and one of the most important biblical passages. How often does that phrase apply? How many times do we stop ourselves from love and good fortune? We are not victims of circumstance. Let me repeat that, we are not victims of circumstance! Although we have no control over our birth and the family of our upbringing, we have control now. You may tell me a long list of things you do not like or do not want in your life, and I say......
RECREATE IT! Start imagining what you want instead. Start allowing your mind to think about what you really want to do with you life. Start imagining friends that are really loving and supportive. Imagine older mentors that encourage and uplift. See yourself in the body and experiencing the health you desire. It all comes down to discipline. Neville Goddard said something like this- all that people lack is creative imagination and discipline to imagine. (I am paraphrasing).... but here are some other Neville Goddard quotes that are gold.
Just meditate on that last quote. "Each person is born with infinite power.....against which no earthly force is of the slightest significance." Can you believe this statement? If it is the first time reading it you may be very skeptical. In fact the world has been set up so that you DO NOT know this. We are in the 'pickle' we are in globally because people do not understand this. We have infinite power.
You may look around you and say, "how can I have that power?" My circumstances do not preclude that statement. Maybe at this moment, but this moment is just a moment. It is a slice of time in the space time continuum. All that you ever wish or desire or want to be already exists. It already exists, it's just a matter of aligning with that vibration of what you want to be.
How do we get there? We get there through our imaginative power. Can you day dream? If you can- you can imagine. Think of a world imagining a fair and free world. Imagine how God wants to use your life to be of benefit to the world. Then start following the signs. Things will begin to open up before you. A book will come into your possession, or a blog page, a video, a person, a circumstance. The Universe will start to bring to you what you imagine. (The same thing happens if you imagine bad circumstances. This is a scary thought!)
SO USE YOUR IMAGINATIVE POWER FOR GOOD. Maybe I should define good, because some people think they are doing good, but are not. What you desire can not infringe upon the rights of other individuals. It is not good if you imagine helping others through stealing (taxing) another group. The end does not justify the means. You cannot infringe upon a person's natural rights. These our rights from God. The right to pursue happiness, the freedom of speech, the right to own property. All of these are examples of natural rights.
Rights established by government, often go against natural rights and are subject to change by the persons in charge. God never changes. He is the I am- the rights He gives us a natural citizens are permanent and constant. So if your desires align with the natural rights God gives to His Creation- than by all means imagine a way to bring about some goodness in your life and the lives of others.
I love the taste of coffee. I love it with milk and sugar. I love dark coffee from freshly ground Organic beans, and I LOVE the smell of coffee. Do I drink it? No- not really ever. I may have had maybe 50-100 cups ever in my life. I never was able to handle coffee well, and if you look at some of the things I am going to share, you may find that you are not able to either.
Coffee is a plant- (we drink the beans). The beans are seeds. The fruit contains caffeine as do the beans. The fruits contain 2 seeds typically. (The beans). The fruit is often called "coffee cherry," but this is no regular cherry or any type of cherry. Coffea grows as a large bush or small tree in the tropics. (You can read more on this unique plant here: Coffea - Wikipedia
I believe God, the Universe, Spirit- whatever you want to call our Supreme Intelligence, CREATED all plants with a specific and definite purpose. Coffea arabica is one such plant. It is not evil. It is not bad. Coffee is not bad, but the application of it can be used in a "bad" way.
I believe and would consider saying I KNOW that coffee is a sacred plant and sacred drink. It is meant to be used for specific reasons or limited reasons. Coffee is stimulating, it is invigorating, it is focusing and it has amazing properties. It can even save lives. It is a money making machine that circulates the earth, providing many millions of jobs. However, an herb, as a plant for medicinal or nutritional benefits- it is used with too much frequency.
When you drink coffee on a regular basis, it is very drying to the body. It is acidic. It will deplete mineral reserves in the body as the body tries to balance the acidic condition by leaching minerals from bone calcium. UGGGHH! That sounds horrible and scary. It is actually pretty amazing that the body does this. If you have a lot of body aches, and creaks, you may be drinking too much coffee.
When you drink coffee daily, or multiple times a day, you put a lot of stress on the kidneys. These little organs like water and herbal tea the best. I should say, clean water, fresh water, and pure water. The kidneys can be delicate even though they process waste all day long. When you drink coffee, you will urinate more frequently because the coffee is an irritant and the body will want to excrete it quickly. This is irritating in general, plus you will find your body needing more water.
The adrenal glands also become very tired from the up and down of the caffeine surge in the body, not to mention the disruption to sleep patterns that occurs when drinking coffee daily. (Now that I have sufficiently ruined your coffee desires).... now what?
I do not mean to dismiss the pleasure of a nice cup of coffee. However, there are drinks that are excellent and delicious that do not have the drawbacks of coffee. I love to drink DANDELION root and Burdock root in combination as a coffee substitute. To make a drink with these two delicious herbal roots, continue to follow along. Both roots are very nourishing to the body and help build up strength in the body. They also cleanse and get rid of toxins. They are designed for that purpose. It is important to know each plant is designed with specific purposes.
Dandelion and Burdock Root Decoction (Buy your roots here: Mountain Rose Herbs)
4 Tablespoons Dandelion roots
4 Tablespoons Burdock roots
6 cups of water
-Pot for simmering
-Sprinkling of cinnamon
Milk of choice and Honey for taste
I usually buy a pound of both of these roots. They are heavy. If you buy 4 ounces, you may be dismayed at how little you have received. I would highly suggest ordering a pound at a time, and I have the link for Mountain Rose Herbs one of my favorite places to buy high quality herbs.
In your simmering pot, add all your water and your roots. Turn the heat to a low-medium temperature. You want to get the pot to be slightly simmering, but not boiling. So depending on the type of stove you have, you may have to play with the heat a little. Keep your eye on your pot until you have a good temperature. Then just let the roots simmer for 12 minutes. The water will turn a nice brown shade. (Not as dark as coffee). If you want a really dark cup you will want to add 4 more cups of water and simmer for an hour and then let the herbs sit covered for a few more hours. Who wants to take that long to make your faux coffee drink. 😊
After 12 minutes, strain into coffee mugs and add your milk and honey. This is a delicious and preferable beverage to traditional coffee. If you actually give this a try- comment down below. What do you think?
Also I am putting my Coffee video down below called "8 Signs You Should Stop Drinking Coffee and Switch to Herbal Tea...." I also have a few more related videos on coffee and the herbs you can use to help the switch. You can see them when you head over to my Channel- Sheep Hill Herbs on YouTube.
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