Shakti Gawain’s books are full of powerful affirmations and healing meditations. Her first book, Creative Visualization, was written in 1978. She suggested using your imagination to create what you want in your life! It became a best seller and positively affected many lives! Understanding the Law of Attraction, Shakti said, “Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the Universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart truly desires must come to you!”
Maxwell Maltz, a plastic surgeon, wrote a book in 1960 called Psycho-Cybernetics. As a surgeon who altered the bodies of his clients, he found that very often their mindset was the same after surgery as before their physical changes. The people were still thinking of themselves as old, overweight or disfigured. Dr. Maltz wrote about them “setting the new goal of a positive outcome through visualization of that positive outcome … otherwise they will get stuck in a continuing pattern of limiting beliefs.” His ideas focused on visualizing one’s goals and he believed that self-image is the cornerstone of all the changes that take place in a person. According to Maltz, if one’s self-image is unhealthy or faulty — all of a person’s efforts will end in failure.
The power of visualization works using the ideas described below!
“I don’t know where you are, but you’re living right now, somewhere on this earth. And one day you and I are going to touch this gate where I’m touching it now. Your hand will touch this very wood, here! Then we’ll walk through and we’ll be full of a future and of a past and we’ll be to each other like no one else has ever been. We can’t meet now, I don’t know why. But some day our questions will be answers and we’ll be caught in something so bright…and every step I take is one step closer on a bridge we must cross to meet.”
― Richard Bach,
“Most of us still need to learn how to take care of our physical body. We need to learn how to relax and how to sleep. We need to learn how to eat and consume in such a way that our body can be healthy, light, and at ease.
If we listen carefully, we can hear our body telling us all the time what it does and does not need. Although its voice is very clear, we seem to have lost our capacity to listen to it. We’ve pushed our body too hard, and so tension and pain have accumulated. We’ve been neglecting our body so long, it may be lonely. Our body has wisdom, and we need to give ourselves a chance to hear it.
In this very moment you may like to pause and reconnect with your body. Simply bring your awareness to your breathing, and recognize and acknowledge the presence of your whole body. You may like to say to yourself, ‘My dear body, I know you are there.’
Coming home to your body like this allows some of the tension to be gently released. This is an act of reconciliation. It is an act of love.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh, in “The Art of Living”.
Photo: © Russell James
“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.
Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves. So it’s their problem.
Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
🔮 Eckhart Tolle
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat
and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed;
who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails,
at least he fails while daring greatly.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt, “Man in the Arena” Speech given April 23, 1910
26th president of US (1858 – 1919)