Spring is the season when the crops are planted. The soil is receptive to new seeds, and the sun shines more hours per day, sharing its life-giving energy.Now is the time for us to plant new kernels in our consciousness. Planting is the first step in harvesting. What you sow, so shall you reap.When we plant our seed-thoughts, we are using our conscious mind.
We have both a conscious and a subconscious mind. The subconscious mind does not think for itself. It must take what we give it to work with.
The subconscious mind contains our automatic beliefs and feelings that we are largely unaware of. The subconscious uses these automatic beliefs in an unending cycle until WE plant different thoughts and beliefs into it. (That explains why we may seem to be in repeating pattern of money troubles or failed relationships.
).The subconscious mind can only receive. The conscious mind, however, has the power of Selection and Initiation. (Emmet Fox calls it Clarity and Interest.
) And as we think about planting new seeds in this season of Spring, keep in mind this concept of Selection and Initiation.Selection is the power to think whatever we want, whenever we want. No one governs our thoughts but us.
No one thinks for us. Whether we realize it or not, we select every single thought we think. Now we may have the same habitual thought, over and over. But we were the ones to select that thought for the very first time.
After that, we just let our subconscious keep that thought alive and creating our experiences. We have become accepting and numb and unconscious to that thought.If we want to live consciously, we take back our awareness and shake off the numbness. We select new thoughts with INTENTION. We select thoughts that are good for us; thoughts that make us healthy, happy, loving, wealthy.
Only our conscious mind can select a new thought.Secondly, we must initiate that new thought. Let's say we have a desire to change things at work. There have been some rough patches, and now we want things to be different. We have selected a new thought: "I am a success in my work.
" (Notice the use of the "I am".) With this thought, we have taken the first step in breaking the subconscious pattern of problems at work. Great! Now what? We must initiate that new thought.Initiation is like giving momentum to your thought. With selection, it just sits there. With initiation, you give it a gentle, kind shove in the right direction.
To initiate the new thought of "I am a success in my work," you may decide to notice more of the "little" successes you have at work. You may take notice of a problem you solved that troubled you or a co-worker. You may take more pride in your work. You may put more effort into a job well done instead of just doing what you can get by with.
You may start broadening your very definition of success. You may support your new thought with other thoughts and feelings of being really good at your job; of, dare I say, liking your job. You build upon and build upon your original selection. This is how you create a new consciousness for something.
And at some point in this process, there will be an acceptance that you are a success before you even see evidence of that. You have created the success in your mind, which is exactly where it needs to be created. At that point, you can relax. You have planted the seed. Don't go digging it up to see if roots have formed! Continue to water with supportive thoughts and feelings, but let the Law of the Universe take care of the sprouting and growth."Do not be conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
" -- Romans 12:2.You will reap what you have sowed. Sow something wonderful!..Tina Montalto is the founder and president of Conscious Kernels, Inc., an ePublishing company specializing in spiritual eBooks and audio books. She is the author of "You are What You Think" available for free at the company's website: http://www.consciouskernels.
com She has also created and serves as instructor for a 7-week eCourse on Spiritual Mind Treatment also available at the website. In addition to providing a selection of original eBooks, Conscious Kernels offers a free monthly eNewsletter, a community-building discussion board, spiritual retreats, and e-greeting cards.
By: Tina Montalto