Where Are My Keys


Where Did I Put My keys

The truth is my thoughts are creating my reality and my life constantly. Not a single moment goes by in which my mind is not creating.

Even when I am sleeping or resting or meditating, my mind is full of thoughts. Whether I am thinking something on purpose or just letting my mind fill itself with thoughts on autopilot, I am creating my life just the same.

I believe that all of me is the Universe. The Universe is bigger and wider than I am, so there are some things that are not me, but all of the being I am is the Universe.

Here is an easy way to think about. This is from Louise Hay, I can’t say it is exactly what she said, but it is pretty close.

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I am one with the Power that created me. And that Power has given me the power to create my own life.



I Am In Charge Of My Thoughts

Since that is true, it must mean that I am always in charge of what I think. I may think to myself sometimes that I can give up control over my thoughts, so that I am no longer responsible for those thoughts or the actions that result from thinking those thoughts, but that is not really the case.

Because it is true that I am always in control of my thoughts, I must have the power to change what and how I think. Creating my life on purpose certainly sounds more appealing than believing my entire life is a series of random coincidences.

In fact, things that seem like they come out of nowhere, just seem like they come out of nowhere. That really is not how the Universe is set up. It is much more likely that those things are already there and I am simply not them.

Where Are Those Rascally Keys?

It is kind of like looking all over my house for my car keys when I need to get going in a hurry. I look and look and look and grow more frantic by the second. Filling the air with ugly words and berating myself for losing the keys in the first place. And then of course, realize all of a sudden that I have been holding the keys tightly clenched in my hand during the whole time I was searching for them.

The keys were always there in my hand. But for some reasons, my attention was tightly focused on lack of keys instead of the actual keys. And because I was focusing all my considerable amount of attention on lack, that was my reality.

When I was doing the looking, it sure seemed and felt like I was thinking about having keys as opposed to not having keys. But what is really going on is that I was focused on finding. And finding means I don’t have something in the first place. Finding implies not having.

And not having means I can’t see what is already there.

How Affirmations Work

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Affirmations Are A Great Idea

This is one of the big ideas of affirmations.

Affirmations are about focusing on what is there. Affirmations are not about focusing on what is not there.

The way the Universe is set up, everything is a probability. The reality I am experiencing right now is simply the one I am focusing on. All the other probabilities are still there, I am just not seeing them because I am completely focused on this one.

It’s like the keys.

They were there, remaining clutched in my fist the whole time I was running around the house looking for them, but I did not see them. I guess it is possible that they suddenly teleported themselves right into my hand, but that is not really so likely.

Much more probable is that I was just so focused on NO KEYS so that probability became my entire reality. When I focused on YES KEYS, it was like all of a sudden Shazzam, there were the keys.

What really changed was my perception. My thoughts. My reality. Al of sudden the keys were in my reality, and before they were not.

This kind of change in thinking was always under my control. I had the ability to change my thought at any time. That is the true power of crating my own reality.

You know, it sounds like it could be a lot less work and worry to simply start with the idea that I am creating my own reality instead of running headlong into this thought when I was trying to get to the grocery store before they closed.

Sounds like beginning that way would be a lot less stress than starting down some other not-so-productive path and needing to make some additional adjustment in my thinking.


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Hey, It's Santa

Kind Of Like Santa Claus

A related thought is the idea of Santa Claus. It’s a nice, safe, happy thought. The knowledge that someone loves me enough to pay attention to exactly what I want. And then to bring that exact same thing to me in a magical way is fun and light and beautiful.

It is also a very true sort of metaphorical idea. The best metaphors are also true and besides that, they sound true.

Santa is sort of like the idea of the Universe.  I figure out what it is I want, make a list, give some thought energy to that desire and take some action to make it happen. And then, Kerplonk, the result of my thoughts show up.

Nothing wrong with that idea.

And seeing as how all that I am is the Universe; that makes everything a possibility. Focusing my thought and my energy on that makes it a probability. With enough focus and filling my head up with the thought of what I do want, that thing becomes my new reality.

And when that probability manifest, it becomes my reality right now. If I am satisfied with that probability made real, that is cool thing. But it is also the probability I created, so it is perfectly acceptable for me to modify it in any way I like.

Now you don’t have to do exactly like this, but you could if you wanted. Just sayin’

20 Comments on “Where Are My Keys”

  1. Celia

    First of all I would like to say TERRIFIC blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I have had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Thanks!

    1. Michael

      Thank you for your kind words, Celia. When I start out to write, I just write without editing; no worrying about typos, just letting my thoughts fly down my arms, out my fingertips and onto the screen. Then I go back to edit. This works for me and lets my ideas out before I have time to worry about how good they are going to sound.

  2. Fausto

    Hey there and thank you for your writing. I have read a lot of articles online but I really don’t think I have read anything quite like this before. I like it.

  3. Jocelyn

    We all need to pay more attention to what we are doing in the moment. I know this is something that will help me a lot in my life.

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