February 19, 2007

The power of why

Why do you want what you want?

How deeply do you want it?

How much emotional energy do you apply to your desires?

These questions point to the energy and power your desires have.

One of the most effective ways for you to support your desires is with clear and strong reasons why you want them. Having a clear vision, pictures in your mind, is great – a good starting point, but positively emotionally charged feelings behind it is where your power is.

Emotionally charged energy is magnetic, your mind and the universal spirit respond to it. In fact if you want to have any affect on changing your current status quo, you will need to utilize this energy.

Have you ever tried visualizations or affirmations, and not found that they have much affect on things? It’s likely because you have not added enough emotional charge to them.

Think about this,

The things that you don’t want to be a part of your life anymore have plenty of emotional energy tied to them don’t they? They usually do.

So, what happens is that what you don’t want tends to win out over what you do want because it has a higher emotional charge.

This is why spending time dwelling on what you don’t want helps keep it around. You project more of the energy describing your ‘don’t wants’ than you do your desires.

To move you into the life you desire is to —

Spend more time thinking about what you DO want than what you don’t.

Continue to clarify what you want, more detail.

Identify what it will do for you, how your life will be with it. What will it do for you and others?

Add emotional energy to these pictures by placing yourself there, in the picture, and feel how you WILL feel. Get excited about it.

Explore all the various emotions involved – let them develop. Your powerful ‘why’ is your deep feelings behind how you will enjoy and benefit from what you want.

Here is a key idea that has helped me.

The only reason you want to think about something you don’t want

– is to use it to identify it’s opposite

– what you DO want.

Then shift your thoughts and attention to focusing on your want.

Your thoughts and emotions need to be in support of what you DO want in order to allow it into your life experience.

Always ask yourself – are my thoughts supportive or un-supportive of my desires?

Move your attention away from the un-supportive thoughts and at least to a neutral place, but even better to emotionally backed thoughts of your wants.


“The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.” — Earl Nightingale

“No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore,

you have the power to change anything about yourself or your

life that you want to change.” — Barbara De Angelis

“Your most important asset is the conscious control of your own life.” — Butterworth:

“Learning to be aware of feelings, how they arise and how to

use them creatively so they guide us to happiness, is an

essential lifetime skill.” — Joan Borysenko

Check your thinking all the time-

Is it supportive of your desires?


Is it furthering what you no longer want?

Train yourself to use the thoughts of what you don’t want to trigger you to think about what you do want. It can be an automatic switch in your mind that links the first thought that pops up to the more desirable thoughts.

When you catch yourself dwelling on your don’t wants –

Ask yourself,

What do I really WANT right now?

Start thinking about it

Gradually develop the idea and add emotion.

How would I feel right now, if it were this way right now

Having one thought link to another is a normal activity of your mind, it is doing this all the time. It’s just the word association that gets set up automatically in your mind linking one thing to another. Now you can use it specifically on your decision, for your purpose – it’s your mind, you are in control! Use this ability to your advantage.

If I say, “home cooking”, what idea pops up? — Whatever is attached to the phrase in your mind. This is one of the many features of your mind that runs automatically that you can choose to use on purpose.

Developing this ‘switch’ connection in your mind for all of your ‘don’t want’ thoughts will get your automatic mind to assist you with moving more of your attention and focus to what you DO want. More time and attention on these thoughts will allow you to develop clearer pictures and deeper feelings, and this is how you will properly influence your subconscious and the universe.

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single

thought will not make a pathway in the mind.

To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.

To make a deep mental path, we must think over and

over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

–Henry David Thoreau

“Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.” — James Allen


I have studied many aspects of personal growth, spirituality, religion, psychology, and philosophy for over 40 years. My writing and training reveals ideas and methods which assist with affecting the desired change and growth people want to live more happy and fulfilling lives. Much focus is on what can be done daily and the how it can be implemented for actual results as opposed to just collecting information.

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