Monday Morning Mojo: Your Thoughts are POWERFUL!
Mike is Co-Founder and Success Psychology Coach at StartupNation.After spending the first 14 years of his working life in corporate America he “jumped ship” in May 1998, began his entrepreneurial life and hasn’t looked back.
Included his various entrepreneurial endeavors is a public speaking business in which he taught adults how to successfully trade stock options, specializing in building success psychology.Understanding, revealing and instilling the “secrets” of success in not only business but, life in general, has become Mike’s life passion. He believes that success is not achieved simply by what we do. To maximize our chances of success, we must also fine-tune our thinking and who we are being. Look for Mike in the community as he explores the human side of starting a business.
We’ve all heard the saying, “The energy was so thick in that room, I could cut it with a knife.” That energy is felt without words being expressed or eye contact being made. There’s nothing going on but the same bad feeling being felt by all the people in the room.
The question is how real is that feeling? The answer? VERY! And the proof is physical.
Scientists have proven that our physical world is comprised of atoms. An atom is comprised of a nucleus with a certain number of protons and neutrons encircled by a cloud of electrons. The atom is known as the building block all matter in our universe. Different ratios of protons, neutrons and electrons produce the 117 distinct elements (types of atoms). These elements are combined into molecules and eventually matter. The point is that ALL MATTER consists of protons, neutrons and electrons. Period.
That’s pretty magical, but where the magic get’s really amazing is when you take a look at the distance between an atom’s nucleus and it’s electrons. According to Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle Physics, if a golf ball were to represent the nucleus of an atom, the first group of electrons would be a kilometer away. The second group would be 4 kilometers away. That makes an atom approximately 99.9% space making everything in our physical world mostly space. Even the densest of matter (iron, diamonds, lead, etc.) is space. That’s some mind-boggling stuff, but not quite the whole story. Something is holding the particles together. We know that something to be ENERGY. So the total truth is that our world is made up of infinitesimally small bits of particles held to together by energy. It is safe to say, then, that our universe IS energy. We are energy. It’s all energy. Our thoughts are even energy.
Of course, if everything is energy and things are happening in our world, it then applies that ENERGY AFFECTS ENERGY.
OK, stay with me… we’re getting to the best part and here it is… What you’re thinking, what you’re feeling and who you’re being affects your environment.
This was proven in experiments that were highlighted the documentary “What the Bleep Do We Know”. Japanese scientist, Masaru Emoto, conducted experiments in which he exposed water to positive and negative thoughts, feelings, and written words, froze the water and then examined the crystalline structure of the ice. What he found was quite astonishing. Water exposed to positive energy produced beautiful, symmetrical crystals. Water exposed to negative energy produced unpleasing, asymmetrical crystals.
Here are a few examples:
Before Prayer After Prayer
I Hate You Love and Appreciation
The results of this experiment prove that our thoughts and feelings, as well as who we’re being affect our environment. Of course, the inverse applies. The energy of our environment will affect our thoughts and feelings, as well as who we’re being.
So, it then follows that if we can direct our thoughts and feelings towards the positive we will produce a positive impact in our environment. If we put ourselves in a positive environment, it will have a positive impact on our thoughts and feelings and who we’re being.
Bettie Eadie in “Embraced By The Light” sums up this week’s mojo beautifully:
If we understood the power of our thoughts,
we would guard them more closely.
If we understood the awesome power of our words,
we would prefer silence to almost anything negative.
In our thoughts and words we create
our own weaknesses and our own strengths.
Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts.
We can always replace negative with positive.
Here are three simple things to try on for the week that will help you harness your power to create a positive world for you and for those around you:
1) Notice what you’re thinking and talking about.
Most of the time, people are unaware that they are even having thoughts. If you stop and take a look you can actually observe them. Are you being negative or positive? Remember you are not your thoughts and you have the ability to choose your thoughts.
2) Dismiss negative thoughts/words. Replace them with positive thoughts/words.
Yes, you actually have a choice. When you have a negative thought, notice it and try to replace it with it’s opposite or a completely different positive thought. For example, if you have the thought that you aren’t good enough to start a business, replace it with the excitement of engaging in a business that you love. At the very least, turn off negative thinking. When you’re about to say ANYTHING negative, just stop! Say nothing. If you can swing it, say something, ANYTHING positive.
3) Surround yourself with positive inputs and people. Avoid negative inputs and people.
In our current society, we are inundated with negative inputs (local news, reality TV, violent movies/books, gossiping, aggressive drivers, etc.). Choose to move away from these things or ANYTHING that brings you down or creates negative thoughts and feelings. Associate with people that are positive thinkers, feelers and doers.
Give these things a try for just a week and notice how the world around you positively responds and how great you feel. You are a most powerful, creative being living in world of magic. I invite you to step into your power and create a world and a life you love!
Have a powerful, positive week everyone!