Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

2017 has been a year of reconstruction and restoration for me, with self-healing and the law of attraction being the primary focus.

The Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. An example that always manifests in my life is when I think about a person, and I end up seeing them in public or they call me. The Law of Attraction applies to any and everything. Want health and prosperity, focus on health and prosperity. Focus on a negative outcome, receive a negative outcome.

In an effort to truly educate myself on LOA, I turned to YouTube. Contrary to popular belief, there is so much great content on YouTube. I found a few videos on tasks you should do to begin to actively engage in the Law of Attraction. One day, by chance happening, a video concerning the Law of Attraction and the power of visualization played. A man I had never heard of was speaking. Reverend Ike and his Mind Science appealed to me, as he talked of changing the way we think to get the things we want. In addition to changing how we thought, you have to put in the work to acquire these things. I then I added his teachings to my repertoire.

I previously wrote about 30 things I wanted to get done before I made 30. One item on that list was to read 5 new books. Instead of starting with a new book, I started with one I’ve read, but couldn’t really recall, so in a sense it’s new.

I started “The Mis-Education of the Negro” by Carter G. Woodson.

The book covers the topic of how obtaining degrees may have hurt black people as a whole. It touches on how those who receive formal educations tend to lose touch with the environments they come from and be detrimental by looking down on them and not helping those behind rise up. I know and understand that this happens across the board, but the book addressed the black community.

As I was reading, the following excerpt, “Real education means to inspire people to live life more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better…” stood out to me and brought to my recollection two things. One, Reverend Ike teaching of no matter where you are in life, you can create the life you desire to live, and two an interview of rapper Future and Funk Master Flex that I’ve watched a countless number times.

In this particular interview Future speaks of how you can overcome the circumstances you’re born into, you just have t to want better and change the way you think. Below is the interview 👇🏾

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Let’s take a look at the excerpt again, “Real education means to inspire people to live life more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better…”. Reverend Ike stated that you can change your life no matter what stage you’re in by changing your thoughts and visualization, and Future Hendrix stated, if you believe in the statistics, you’ll become on. You can’t stay mentally trapped, you have to think beyond those statistics. He made the decision where he found himself is not where he wanted to stay. He changed his thoughts, and saw the bigger picture. His trap was the hood and selling drugs, but your trap may be working a 9-5 with no real progress. You have to see beyond that, picture yourself doing what you desire out life.  Whatever your trap is, you can get out if you want it bad enough.  Funk Master Flex also stated how Future inspires many people in the hood, and that he’s an example of how you can make it out and do better.

The most powerful tool we possess is our mind, whatever you think will surely manifest. If we’re completely honest formal educations really do not teach you how to think, they teach you what to think. You’re prepared do a certain job, and no more than that.  If people are taught how to think, imagine the things that could be accomplished. Is it an easy task, no, but having the life you desire is the ultimate reward.

Success is within the gold mine of the mind. Think and use the gold mine between your ears”.- Earl Nightingale.

The Law of Attraction does require work, even the Holy Bible tells us that faith without works is dead. James 2:14-17 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? I am almost certain other religious texts discuss this topic. In the interview, Future state how what’s a few years to change how you think to get what you want.

Bottom line, your thoughts determine your life. What you think you become, so what are you thinking about?

The Law of Attraction is something that has peaked my interest, and I am going to do some extensive research to gain more knowledge on the topic.  I will infuse music and academic studies to show how the Law of Attraction works, even when we do not realize it. Stay tuned as I will share my knowledge acquired with anyone who will listen.

Remember, you can change your life right where you are. Change your thoughts, change your life.

This blog was inspired by a former friend whom I miss dearly. If you happen to be reading this, know that I love you, miss you, and still believe in you. Thank you for pushing me to be better when it seemed like no one else was in my corner.