We’re beginning a new year during a time of great turmoil and, thus, I wish to repost this article here on Gather for any who will read and contemplate upon it. Now is a perfect time for us to bring our daily focus upon “peace” --- the creation of peace within our own spaces and outward; reflections about what peace really means to us as individuals and as a whole. Perhaps this article will even serve as a reminder to stop and give conscious and focused recognition and acknowledgment to those things, people and times that are “peace” and “peaceful” in our busy, stress-filled lives. – My New Year’s wish: Blessings of positive abundance to all who are receptive to receiving such, and blessings of the power, will and focus to all who receive this, to aid you in sending out those same blessings you’ve received to all who will be open to receiving them from your own unique and loving energies. We are all One. --- Tanya
While You're Out "Manifesting", Please Remember to Focus on ‘Peace’ -- Repost
"Manifesting" is another term for creating. To manifest something we want, it is best to know all we can about what it is we're trying to manifest and to apply focused thought to creating it and/or bringing it to us. While we are still learning and practicing this ability, it is a good practice to think about what we want to manifest in great detail, choosing what we want, how much we want, what color, etc., as well as determining what we do not want in relationship to it. In other words, try to see all perspectives of what you wish to create, including how creating it may affect you and others. Spend time looking at the pros and cons of receiving that which we are going to manifest, or (as many of us know) we may not be so pleased with the outcome of what we've created. The clearer we are in our mind of our heart's desire, the better we will be at manifesting it. This practice is the same for manifesting something material as it is for manifesting something more ethereal, such as "peace". Thus, to create peace requires reflection of as many possible perspectives of what "peace" is to manifest it in its fullness; for self and for All (or the collective whole).
Every moment of our lives we are creating. How are we doing this? By thinking. "Thought" is the origination of all creation, and all thought creates. Once we come into the understanding that all thought really does create, then we begin to contemplate on what we are creating by idle and wasted thought. (How many of us can say we have such great discipline of mind that we only utilize thought for direct purpose, never allowing idle and wasted thought?) In way of example, every morning we each make choices when we first wake up, and these choices determine if we begin the day empowered or weakened. These choices involve "thought" and how we use it to begin our day's creations.
I'll create a morning scenario for you that typifies idle and wasted thoughts. I think you'll be able to identify with it.
I wake from a dream with memory of the dream lingering in my mind and so my first thoughts for the day begin by reviewing what I can remember of the dream. My mind continues in a random pattern as I continue to wake, becoming less and less controlled. My thoughts might run something like this:
I remember that in the dream I had a baby that was somehow mine, but I can't understand how I could have a baby --- and then the baby took on the features of a dog
. . . oh yeah, I've GOT to remember to pick up dog food or the dog won't eat today and I'd better get him to a vet for a shot . . .
. . . shot? What does that remind me of? Oh yeah, I want to be sure to go back to that little gift shop I discovered last week and pick up those little shot glasses to add to my collection . . .
. . . collection. Man! Poor Sue, having to go through that awful bankruptcy. Her nerves are just shattered . . .
. . . thinking of shattered reminds me how angry I still am about Don breaking those dishes last night. It's going to cost me a fortune to replace them . . .
. . . hmmm, fortune. I've got to remember to get that sweepstakes mail out. It's been sitting on the desk for a week
. . . Yuck, thinking of my desk reminds me, deadline on that project at work is tomorrow and I'm only half finished with it. My boss will kill me if . . .
. . . It tore my heart out listening to the news last night about that baby who drowned in the family pool . . .
. . . Man, look at the time. I'm going to be late to work. Better get moving.
These are idle thoughts creating. So, what did I create? What comes first to mind is "stress". I've begun my day creating negative stress that is going to affect my day and probably negatively affect all those who come around me to some degree or other. If I continue in this decelerating line of thinking, it not only will affect each day negatively, but could eventually create a physical illness, and mental and emotional imbalance, as well. In this scenario I have weakened myself.
What could I have done to empower myself? If I felt the dream had a special meaning for me, I could have disciplined my mind to complete the review with no interruption, placing notes in a journal or on tape. What good would that accomplish? It would have "created" a tool for me to go back to when I had time to explore its meaning. Or, I could have spent a moment doing energy work to heal and strengthen myself before getting up. I could have spoken to God through prayer, asked for world peace, or listened to the birds outside while focusing on the beauty of nature. Any of these things would have allowed me to focus on positive, uplifting energy. These "thoughts" would have created beauty, beginning with peace inside me, which would promote good health. Doing any or all of these things will empower me.
Too often we either won't discipline our thoughts or we focus on more material manifestations. There isn't a right or wrong in either, it just is what it is and we live by the consequences of our choices, whether we choose to claim ownership of these "choices" or not. It is my intent with this article to encourage all my readers to also focus on needs beyond this material world (and yet these needs do affect this material world), to spend time focusing on positive, more ethereal creations, such as the manifestation of peace.
How many of us even know what true peace is? How many of us spend even five minutes a day reflecting on what peace really is, how it will dramatically change ourselves, change our world? How many of us are able to bring a detailed concept of what peace is into our visualizations and prayers for it? Are we willing to make the sacrifices that must come for peace to exist for self and for All? Do we even know what sacrifices those would be? Do we know the many benefits to be had when a world peace is obtained? Peace is not obtained by running away from life, separating ourselves from the others who share this world with us, nor is it limited to creating a safe and peaceful haven in our own immediate worlds. It is not an ending of war, though an ending to war is a natural result of obtaining peace. It will not come about because of extraterrestrial beings, angels, Masters, or any other evolved being intervening on our behalf. It will only come when we accept the responsibility of our own thoughts and what we "create", choosing to create and live in love and harmony through the discipline of our thoughts and, thus, our actions and reactions. Peace is a way of thinking, a way of life. It is what we have begun manifesting on individual levels and what we pray for on a worldwide level. Yet it is little understood.
In our country, we place more focused energy on creating ways we will spend money when we win the lottery, than we spend on giving thought to what we are creating when we "think" upon peace. I hope this sounds as out of balance to you as it does to me. Don't fool yourself, either, into thinking that there is little-to-nothing created when a large mass of people come together to focus on the manifestation of a group need or wish (such as what I'm suggesting in my plea here for manifesting peace). It's more difficult to see the immediate results of an ethereal type of manifestation, so think about examples from creations we've made within the material realm, which is easier to see and comprehend. We've been very successful at creating more and more lotteries and sweepstakes, and other games of chance; and the jackpots have become much larger. Money is a huge mass focus in our world. In a more ethereal sense of focus that, often, has a result that can be gauged and understood from the material realm, many of us have seen the direct results of prayer and visualization to heal someone who (whom?) the doctors could do no more for. Some of my readers will wish to chalk that up to a God who intervenes on our behalf and I'm not prone to argue the semantics of it. I do believe in a Creative Source, known by so many names, and of whom (did I get it right that time?) we are all a part of.....but I also understand that we are co-creators with that Source when we utilize that great Power to manifest here in our physical world; we are a direct part of it. If you can look around you to see the more obvious results of our manifestations, then perhaps you can begin not to just imagine, but to actually realize and know the results that would, and do, evolve with that amount of group energy focused strongly upon peace.
Now is the perfect time to reflect upon the many perspectives of peace and what it truly means to self and to the collective whole. Now is the perfect time to choose to focus upon peace with the direct purpose of manifesting it into our individual lives and, by doing so, bringing its affects more and more strongly into the mass consciousness of our world. Now is the perfect time to manifest peace worldwide. How will you choose to create peace now?
© Tanya Phillips