Can Thoughts Change The Real World?

Very often, you are trying to make the connection to the abundance separate from the bliss of your experience. There becomes quite a bit of confusion as to how the abundance is coming to you. We invite you more fully to focus on the bliss of your sharing of your gift and the recognizing that the bliss is the connection to your abundance. ~Aaron Connection

Some lessons hit us like a ton of bricks had been dropped on our heads and others unfold over a mysterious and sometimes painfully long length of time. Manifesting abundance is certainly one of the later for most of us. It’s not one internal switch that needs to be located and flipped, but instead consists of a thousand little pieces all adding up to a major shift in the way we experience life. All of the lessons magically weaving into one another until we are safe (or some might say healed) enough to release old beliefs and habits that no longer serve us.

That happened to me when I read that Aaron quote. It leapt off the screen of my laptop and matched up with a dozen or more experiences that I’ve already had in my life that spoke to its authenticity. This is not a lesson that is foreign to me, of course. It is certainly consistent with other Law of Attraction and manifestation teachings but, and perhaps strangely, I felt empowered by this invitation to simply direct my (admittedly) hint o’ obsessive nature toward experiencing bliss.

Instead of just trying (and mostly failing) to just let go of my fears around not having enough and something nearing desperation to cultivate abundance, I could simply pick a new target. All of that energy is still swirling about, looking for a way to make a difference in my world, and I can charge it with the much more productive task of finding more bliss.

That all sounds lovely but for most people I work with, the question that remains is: Does it work?

Can changing my thoughts actually change the reality of my physical experience?

I believe so. And while I could make a big, wordy argument about why I believe it is so, I’d rather try something different. Do the following experiment to test out the absolute influence that your mind has over the physical world.

The Picture Test (Of Your Super Powers)

Step One: Take a picture of yourself. (Or have someone take one of you.)

Step Two: Think about someone you love deeply and take another picture while imagining that this picture being taken by that person.

Step Three: Think about something funny and take another picture while the laughter is bubbling up within you.

Step Four: Focus back on the camera, as you did in at first, and take it again.

Look at those images. Can you see a difference? Plain and simple, the only thing that changed is your mind. I’ve never met anyone who couldn’t see the difference. Now, if we can change our physical appearance by looking into the camera with a different thing in our minds, what else can we alter?

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heather g.
heather g.3 years ago

Growing up, I remember my Mom often saying : "Thoughts are things" meaning they are the vibrations you send out into the universe. Consequently, they should be pleasant thoughts.
Looking at countries who regularly invade other countries, rage continued wars, bomb infrastructure, kill civilians and cause untold harm through the use of depleted uranium, they depose leaders or asassinate leaders of other countries, etc - although they talk with aggression, their thoughts are always filled with fear and imaginary slights, so they always lash out at others....

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Kathy K.
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Alicia N.
Alicia N.3 years ago

Of course!

Frans Badenhorst
Frans Badenhorst3 years ago

oh yes..

Heidi H.
Past Member 3 years ago

I like this exercise. Thank you so much, you brightened my morning!

Marie W.
Marie W.3 years ago

Thoughts have power- what happens when thoughts collide?

Miranda Parkinson

All so true! That's why it's so important to have "good" thoughts and filter out those "bad" ones.

Marianne B.
MARIA B.3 years ago

Reading this article, I thought, why take a photo? Just go through your own photo album, See yourself as a baby, grade school, high school, college, marriage. Old friends, new friends. Places you have traveled. A recent photo of youself. This will be a better insight to your true self. Your accomplishments in life, or not. Where you are now and what you are doing.

Spirit Spider
Spirit Spider3 years ago

The take a photo process is a great practical example.