I really love reading inspirational material. It really helps to build confidence and faith, helps neutralise and over-ride negative or self-defeating programming, beliefs or fears we may have 'inherited' and raises our vibration so that we become more powerful magnets for all that we desire.
I love the quote in this photo post and have found it to apply to different degrees throughout my life upon multiple occasions.
I have had many 'miracle' happenings occur in my favour when, despite what appeared to be against me or what appeared to be 'the facts, I pursued my heart's desire anyway.
Can you relate? Have you had such experiences?
Many people are familiar with the quote in this post. It is by Henry David Thoreau, an American essayist, poet and philisopher, who was also one of the 'Transcendentalists' of his time, the mid 1800's.
The quote is an excerpt from a book, Walden, which Thoreau wrote after isolating himself for 2 years, 2 months and 2 days (possibly a fan of numerology 😉) in a cabin in a place called Walden Pond, so that he could reflect on and '..live deep and suck out all the marrow of life..."
But what many (including myself, until I learnt this) are less aware of, is that this quote is only part of a section of a full essay. Below is the full excerpt.
When I found it, I felt it to be very powerful writing. So I wrote it out in the more modern, affirmative and present tense form as recommended according to the Laws of Attraction, ie. in the first person, as though I was already doing/being, living it.
I wrote, for example: "As I advance confidently in the direction of my dreams, endeavouring to live the life I imagine..."etc.
Instead of saying 'he', I said 'I'.
Instead of writing/ saying that things 'will or will be" I wrote that they 'are'.
Then I read it out loud repeatedly until I knew it off by heart, really pondering on, imagining and feeling the truth in each phrase. In this way it went from my conscious mind to my subconscious mind and hence became a part of my 'Truth'.
When we neutralise negative self beliefs, teachings and fears by replacing them with very positive, life and self affirming Truths, we start to see the world around us move into line with that which we have affirmed and integrated as 'Truth'.
And as Thoreau suggests, we leave old ways behind for new ways of thinking, acting, being and experiencing life.
Below is the full excerpt.
Why not try writing it out, as I did (in the present tense, in the affimative, as though it is already happening, speaking in the first person, ie. "I"), imagining and feeling the truth in each phrase -as though it IS real -and say it out loud until you know it by heart.
THEN notice how empowered and confident it helps you feel 🙏🏼❤️
As Mary Morrissey, leader in the modern Personal Development movement says: "What is within you is greater than anything outside of you".
From Walden, by Henry David Thoreau:
🙏🏼🔥"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
He will put some things behind,
will pass an invisible boundary;
new, universal and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him;
or the old laws be expanded and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense,
and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.
In proportion, as he simplifies his life, the Laws of the Universe will appear less complex,
and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now build the foundations under them."🙏🏼🔥💪🏽💕🔥🙌🏼
NB. I love those last 3 lines :)
To Your Freedom to Thrive
Katrina Archibald 🙏🏼❤️