“Every appearance in the visible world tends to produce a corresponding form in the mind, which observes it; and this can only be prevented by holding the thought of the TRUTH. To look upon the appearance of disease will produce the form of disease in your own mind, and ultimately in your body, unless you hold the thought of the truth, which is that there is no disease; it is only an appearance, and the reality is health. To look upon the appearances of poverty will produce corresponding forms in your own mind, unless you hold to the truth that there is no poverty; there is only abundance. To think health when surrounded by the appearances of disease, or to think riches when in the midst of appearances of poverty, requires power; but he who acquires this power becomes a MASTER MIND. He can conquer fate; he can have what he wants.” — from The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles, Chapter 4, page 19
This is another incredible read. Every day I am reading chapters 4,7, 11, and 14 of this book, as recommended by Mary Morrissey in my Quantum Leap class. I read aloud and recorded those 4 chapters and have listened to them every day for the past few weeks. As I begin implementing my morning routine again, I’ve made it a part of the very beginning of my day. Every time I listen a particular part strikes me. I’ve been thinking about the above passage a lot lately.
Especially in a time of darkness, or feeling stuck, this passage reveals a wonderful truth: My “reality” isn’t real. If the true nature of our bodies is health, our natural state is health — then our circumstances are of our creation. We need to believe in our natural state; we can keep our attention on our natural state of health. The same goes for abundance. Wattles talks about knowing you are rich, in all circumstances. This is something I just read in Rich Dad, Poor Dad, as I blogged on Sunday. The Rich Dad knows he is actually rich, holding that mindset even when he is struggling financially. Do you remember those WWJD bracelets? We have sometimes asked: “What would Jesus do?” We might also ask: “What would my rich (or abundant or healthy!) self do?”
Start noticing what you’re noticing in your day-to-day life. Be aware of your current environment and your thoughts about it. Start to notice what is “real.” Start to realize what is “truth.”
Much love, much health, and much abundance to you all! ❤