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These are the thoughts that came out the other day when subconscious blockages were mentioned. I know its a bit longer than what I’d like but I hope you will read through and give me your thoughts afterwards. Thanks.
I have a 20 minute drive up the mountain to work everyday. This morning I made a concerted effort to be aware of what I was thinking about. The subject of “subconscious blockages” has been going through my mind. Is there really such a thing or is it an easy way to get out of being aware? Though I was determined to ponder these thoughts, others kept popping in. For example, “Good grief, can’t that idiot figure out how to drive?” “Sure am glad I get to follow this one up, come on, the road isn’t that bad” or “Come on, Move!” Then I would catch myself and go back to pondering the question. So I caught myself wandering off subject several times as I drove. I figured that I spent about 75% of the time working on my question and about 25% of the time off somewhere else thinking about who knows what. Actually, I felt pretty good about being able to keep my thoughts focused that long.
So here is my point. If I want to create something, but most of my time is spent in negative thought, is that a blockage or is it simply not spending enough time in positive thought?
I will use money examples because we are all marketers here and the assumption is that we are here to make money. So, if I want to make more money, I start with that thought. “I want more money”. Then knowing that I have to become the vibration before I can attract it, I move on to things like, “I am so happy with the money I have”, I love having money, It feels good to have money, I love being able to have what I want, I love that my bills are paid, I am wealthy, I love feeling wealthy, my businesses are booming, I have a huge downline and everyone is making money, things like that. I then may play one of the money games, pretending to spend the money I have on the things I want.
Now, the question is, how long do I maintain those kinds of thoughts? 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 minute? What do I think when I have lost my focus and start thinking about other things?
“Where are the kids, god, I have to fix dinner, I hate cooking, when is someone else going to help me, I sure hope Suzie gets away from that no good boyfriend of hers, he’s just no good for her, I sure would like to get that new car but we just don’t have the money, the bills are piling up and we cant pay them, sure wish the economy was better, those so and so’s in office sure aren’t helping us.” etc, etc.
So now I’ve spent 95% of my time thinking negatively. If you spend 95% of your time in negative thought and 5% in positive thought, guess what’s going to manifest? I can tell you it won’t be more money or any other positive things you want. It has nothing to do with blockages and everything to do with how you spend your time thinking. Then, when you have these thoughts like above, how do you FEEL? I would be willing to bet that you don’t feel like a wealthy person or even a person who is attracting wealth.
Another thing to look at is what I call the “but” of your desire.
I want that new car “but” I don’t have enough money. I want to attract more money “but” I don’t know how. I want to be wealthy “but” no one in my family has ever been wealthy. What makes me think I can be wealthy? We’ve always been poor. Too much money just makes people bad, etc, etc.
And here’s a similar thing. Lets say you spend 15 minutes a day in meditation or focus of the thing you desire, in this case, money.
Now you go on your way and don’t think about it. But what does happen is something like this. You see a beautiful, very expensive car go by and think, “that guy must be filthy rich”. You see a TV program about someone who has bought themselves and island and think, ”sure, nothing better to do with your money than waste it on something like that. Don’t you know there are starving people in the world?” You hear about taxes and think “those rich so and so’s should pay more money in taxes. They get all the loopholes and don’t pay anything because their filthy rich”.
Some people would call these thoughts blockages. I say it is simply not being aware of what you are truly thinking about at any time on any given subject. Look at the sample above. You want more money, but when you aren’t paying attention to what you are thinking about, your true feelings about money show up in your thoughts. This is what you have to become aware of. This is what has to be changed in order to attract a desire. If you spend 15 minutes a day focused on a desire and then spend the rest of the day with your “real” thoughts, you won’t attract your desire. To me, this is not a blockage but a lack of awareness. You need to become aware of what you are “really” thinking about a subject before you can manifest.