Do you think thoughts create our reality? Do you believe our thoughts influence our future? If our thoughts are that powerful, what does that mean for you and me right now?
This isn’t about magical thinking, "manifesting,” or believing in some woo-woo thing. This is about how amazing we are designed and created. This post and information are based solidly on scripture and science.
How Thoughts Create Reality
How we view and think about a current situation shapes the reality of that situation.
Emotions arise in response to what’s happening, and our emotions are formed mainly by how we view that situation and what we think of the circumstances.
For example, if we feel down or frustrated about a particular situation and choose to feel different emotions, that changes our thoughts. I’ve tried it more than once, and it works.
A few years back, I was discontent about a situation I had little control over. I did some research on a quote I read about a man named Paul who “chose contentment. “ I wondered if I could choose contentment and how exactly I would do that.
I also read a verse that said to "consider it all joy" when facing various challenging circumstances. How do we choose joy if our circumstances are challenging?
To change our reality, we change our thoughts and emotions in response to the situation or circumstances. My research focused on keeping problems in perspective, being patient, cultivating gratitude, and choosing how we respond to the circumstances.
I discovered that changing my viewpoint created a massive emotional shift. I no longer felt frustration, anger, or sadness. Instead, I felt a sense of deep and abiding peace. I had chosen contentment. Intentionally and mindfully, simply by changing my viewpoint and thought pattern. I had a tool to help me do that but I hadn’t yet comprehended how helpful it was.
Changing Our Future
Multiple outcomes lay ahead of any choices we make. We have before us a blank canvas, a story unwritten. The choices we make today set a path to future outcomes. Along our way, we create an alternate outcome by making a new choice. Every moment of every day we have the opportunity to make a new choice, choose a new way of viewing our circumstances or situation, and determine how to respond at any given moment.
Our thoughts and our emotions determine our choices. Thoughts and emotions are partners that determine how we respond to situations and circumstances. They also change the outcome for others because our tone of voice and the words we choose as we interact are based on emotions and thoughts.
Can you see how that all works together? Thoughts, emotions, reality and future?
Changing Our Past
We can’t change events in the past, but we certainly can change our view of the past. One of my favorite quotes advises “forgetting the things behind and stretching forward to the things ahead.” This means we do not allow our past accomplishments or our past mistakes to distract us. We do not look at what we left behind and we do not punish ourselves for sins that God has forgiven.
The past only exists in our mind and is remembered the way we choose to remember it—more than that, our past influences our current beliefs and values. We change our present reality by clearing the emotional charge attached to memories. By changing our current view, we change what we do, how we think in the present and our current reality. Then we mindfully and intentionally choose how to respond to everyday situations. That changes our outcome and future.
Is that powerful? This is what Aroma Freedom does for us. It helps us dissolve emotions attached to the past, the present and the future so we can mindfully choose how we desire to view those things. Our powerful sense of smell interacts directly with specific parts of our brain.
If you haven’t tried the 60-second Aroma Reset, grab the guide here and see how something as simple as an herb or spice you already have in your kitchen can change your view of a present situation.
I have used my sense of smell to help me since around 2009 and have experienced incredible results using Aroma Freedom over the past few years. This method intentionally uses the way we are designed, the science of our brain, nervous system and sense of smell in a beautiful way to create mindful shifts. We were gifted our sense of smell and a fantastic variety of natural scents to enjoy for a reason.
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How does this information empower you? What do you think about changing your present, past and future?
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