Monday, June 4, 2012
Where is That Magic Pill?
Wow, I've been non-existent on my blog for a while, huh? I've been traveling here and there and when I've been home I haven't felt much inspiration to write about.....until late last night.
I was watching television and saw a commercial for a new animated film coming out called Brave. That was the first I'd heard about that movie, but the point in the preview that inspired me was the line (or something close to the line) which said, "I want a spell to change my fate."
I want one of those! Or one of those magic pills; is there such a thing? I've been noticing my thoughts lately; they're not the ones I want or need to create the life I so desire. I know that thought is the origin of our feelings and emotions which then leads to our actions. My actions lately are not desirous, but even more than that, my thoughts (and I'm happy that I'm noticing them) are not conducive to any outcomes that I desire.
Wouldn't it be nice if there were a spell or a magic pill we could use to get rid of the negatives in our lives? Can't I wave a magic wand or click my heels together 3 times and repeat my wish? Maybe i have a pill in my cabinet or an incantation in a book (that would be in the public library since I don't have a book of incantations!) I remember watching Bewitched (many years ago!) and wishing I could twitch my nose and have my house cleaned or things completed that I wasn't too happy to have to do on my own. The truth was that I could do them without twitching my nose; I just wanted the shortcut.
Unfortunately there are no shortcuts or spells to changing negative thoughts or negative patterns; if there were such things, then when I had achieved the positive thoughts I wanted, where would be the lesson or the learning? I honestly believe that we can have joy and even peace in times of struggle ( I do believe we can feel peace when we're on the path we're meant to be on).
I was reminded this morning of my belief that we have all the answers and solutions within us if we look inward and listen. I acknowledge that I need the help of my Father in Heaven through prayer to help me find the answers or find the means to find the answers; I couldn't do it without Him. We know what feels right and if we don't automatically know what feels right, we certainly can feel when something doesn't feel right. (at least I seem to notice those "be careful of that" feeling at times).
I guess my point is that we wouldn't really benefit from a magic pill or a spell to make our lives what we wanted; that solution just sounds so much easier. But then again, there is some adventure in searching for the solution without the answer being handed to us in the very moment we want it.
"You choose... whether to give up at the first obstacle or give it your all, to speak up or stay silent, to change what you don't like or let it change you. With every (thought), word, every step you take, you define who you are----and create your future."