This principle is the Law of Mind Action and is similar to the Gold Rule: Do Unto Others As You Would Have Others Do Unto You (Matthew 7:12). This has been said in many other ways:
- What you put out comes back to you multiplied
- Thoughts held in mind, produce in kind
- What you sow, so shall you reap
- What goes around comes around
Unity teaches us that the energy of thoughts, intentions and actions that we put out to the Universe acts as a magnet and draws to us like energies. What we focus on expands… therefore, if we want a life filled with love, we must intentionally extend love to others and to the world. Hatred never ceases by hatred.
Even the song we sing every Sunday morning speaks to this so very clearly: Our thoughts are prayers, and we are always praying…
So much of what I talk about in coaching is wrapped around this concept, and all we have to do is look around us to see the truth of it. Let me give you a couple of examples:
One of my clients is a teacher. She loves the arts: the fine arts of painting and sculpture, theater, books. She draws a great deal of joy and pleasure from browsing through art galleries, going to plays and movies, reading books, and talking to authors, playwrites, etc. When she brings that joy into her teaching, and draws on that experience and love, her classes are deeply entertaining, insightful and inspiring. When she doesn’t let that part of her show in her classroom, her classes can be somewhat dreary. Now that she recognizes this – her love of teaching has expanded, and it shows. There is a demand for her classes, and they are enjoyed by all who attend. Opportunities and people have come into her life she would not have dreamed possible just a short time ago, creating even more beauty and joy on an ongoing basis.
An acquaintance of mine lives very deeply in fear of a scarce money supply. His fear creates scarcity in his life that runs much deeper than money. It takes away his joy in living by not allowing him to eat the things he loves to eat or do the things he loves to do. It destroys the beauty around him by causing him to horde and to not maintain his home, cars or even relationships at the same level he received them. It drives away his family because his fear compels him to tell others what they should be doing rather than acknowledging that they are happy with where they are. This fear would be understandable if he was living in poverty, but he is not. However, he does not believe in the abundance of the Universe, and is obsessed with the idea that he must live in a bare bones environment in order to save money. This fear has created a bare bones environment lacking in joy, beauty and family.
This principle asks us to look at what we think about on a regular basis and take note of what that draws into our life. We can change our thoughts – by being conscious of them and intentionally taking action to change them in the direction of who we would like to be and what we would like to receive. We can retrain our brains by mapping new neuro-pathways that will pull us toward the vision we have of our lives.
By changing our thoughts, our actions will follow, as will the results of those thoughts and actions.
Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions Coaching, Inc., located in Lincoln, NE, is a personal growth coach, writer, and workshop facilitator. She is also a Usui Reiki Master. Georgia specializes in career, business and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life. She is uniquely skilled in providing support and encouragement as her clients set intentional goals to attain their desires, holding open the space they need to stretch and grow. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life. Her websites are http://www.collaborativetransitions.com, where you can find her blogs about business and career, http://www.rainbowbridgecoach.com , where she and many other coaches blog about mind, body, spirit and emotion, and http://www.georgiafeiste.com where you can catch her thoughts on a wide variety of topics. Georgia can be reached at (402) 304-1902 or you can schedule a 30 minute consultation via Automated Appointment.