“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
– Wayne Dyer
Yesterday, I spent a lot of hours working on my site to get Feed Street up and running so I could slow down a bit once it was in place. And that’s exactly what I did today. I wrote this post with an anecdote about my stuffed peppers and thought that was all I would write today.
When I went back to review it before sharing it on my social media, I realized that it wasn’t really what I wanted to talk about on this blog, and I’m a perfectionist, so I started to rewrite it. I know, that doesn’t sound very positive, but it is. Perfection can only be subjective because objectively speaking, everything is already perfect. It’s Divine Perfection.
When you strive to be the best self you can be, you are doing the only thing you are here to do – letting your light shine.
Don’t worry, you didn’t miss too much. I had just written about how stuffed peppers aren’t the kind of dish that people think of when someone asks them what their favorite food is, but you’d have a hard time finding someone who doesn’t like them. I mentioned that you can’t usually find them at a restaurant, but I was lucky enough to have some at celebrity Italian chef Lidia Bastianich’s Becco restaurant in Manhattan. And I talked about how they are comfort food for so many, and most cultures seem to have some version of them.
Realizing that what I had written wasn’t the direction I wanted to go in with my daily blog made me rethink my plan, and in the process, I heavily edited yesterday’s post too. My revised plan of the revised plan is to go back to the original plan. In the meantime, I did manifest some free time. For the last few days, my thoughts have been focused on creating some free time in my day, and whatever your thoughts are focused on is what you will attract into your experience. I wrote about balance and taking time for yourself yesterday, and that’s exactly what I manifested today. I took time out to recharge and catch up with friends, I watched some shows that were piling up on my DVR, I made a lovely meal, spent some extra time playing with Ippa, I even caught up on some much needed sleep.
Now that I’m feeling refreshed, I can see clearly that I don’t have enough time in my day because that’s what I’ve been thinking. I believe that writing my blog is taking my whole day, so it is. How can I change my circumstance? Not by revising my action plan like I was trying to do, which didn’t work. I must change my thoughts.
I’ve talked about how you can use your thoughts to create a desired future; now I’ll share with you how you can also change your thoughts to revise the past. You can shed new light on an undesirable circumstance from the past and it will go forward and take root as a better future. How do you revise the past? I know, you’re thinking, it’s already happened, so it can’t be changed. Nothing is impossible. Our thoughts alone create our experience. So, we have the power to create any experience we want, even if the experience is in the past. Neville Goddard refers to this process as the Pruning Sheers of Revision.
“At the end of my day, I review the day; I don’t judge it, I simply review it. I look over the entire day, all the episodes, all the events, all the conversations, all the meetings, and then as I see it clearly in my mind’s eye, I rewrite it. I rewrite it and make it conform to the ideal day I wish I had experienced. I take scene after scene and rewrite it, revise it, and having revised my day, then in my imagination I relive that day, the revised day, and I do it over and over in my imagination until this seeming imagined state begins to take on to me the tones of reality.”
– Neville Goddard
I now have the solution I was looking for. I will create my desired day in my mind first. I’ll review my day in my mind and replay it the way I want it to go rather than how it actually went. I will see myself having all the time I need to accomplish everything I want to do in the day, including having the time to write my blog, and having enough time to focus on the other areas of my life as well. I am certain that in a short period of time the kinks will work themselves out and I will have the schedule that I desire.
I got caught up trying to act without changing my thoughts first, and found myself spinning my wheels. It’s easy to forget that you can change anything by changing how you look at it. So, next time you find yourself in a situation that you don’t want to be in, take some time to consider what you think and feel about the situation, and begin there. Change your thoughts and watch how they will change your circumstances without any other action.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!