All of us go through changes as we live this life. The secret is – how we come out of the change – and what lessons we have learned. We all will learn from all of our challenges; however, realizing the lesson is sometimes difficult. The secret for me, right now, is not to second guess myself. I made decisions and I will live with those decisions. There will always be hindsight, but in the midst of change, decisions aren’t made with the luxury of knowing what repercussions we will deal with in the future.
I recently received a message from Spirit about going through life’s challenges. As I was reading the following (paraphrased) excerpt from The Golden Key by Emmet Fox, I had a “knowing” that this was some advice I should follow:
As for the actual method of working, like all fundamental things, it is simplicity itself. All that you have to do is this: Stop thinking about the difficulty, whatever it is, and think about God instead. This is the complete rule, and if only you will do this, the trouble, whatever it is, will presently disappear. It makes no difference what kind of trouble it is. It may be a big thing or a little thing; it may concern health, finance, a lawsuit, a quarrel, an accident, or anything else conceivable; but whatever it is, just stop thinking about it, and think of God instead — that is all you have to do.
Spirit urges us to take our focus off of the problem and put it on our connection with our Higher Power. When we are connected to Source/Spirit, we are vibrating at a higher frequency and everything looks and feels different. Solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems can appear from nowhere. But they were actually there all along; we just had to lift ourselves above our problems in order to see them.
Albert Einstein once said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Trying to find a solution to a problem by fixating on the problem will never work.
So today, consider how you can elevate your thinking. When your thoughts turn down a path that does not feel good to you, you have a choice in that moment to choose a better feeling thought. And then choose another. And then another. Consistently making these positive “micro-choices” in your thinking will lead you to a state of mind where problems seem to solve themselves.
If you want to get ahead of negative thinking altogether, just ask yourself this question: what are you grateful for right now?