Have You Placed Your Order Yet?
By Rene Bastarache, CI
We all understand the rules or process of “eating out”. If you
want to get a meal, you must place your order. It’s just that simple
and all of us would say it is common sense. You can sit in a
restaurant all day long but if you don’t place an order you will see
everyone else get fed except for you. No order – no meal!
Do you understand the rules or process of “using your mind”?
You may have heard the phrase that Thoughts become Things. Without
a thought a thing could not exist. It is the basic rule of Cause
and Effect. Without a cause there cannot be an effect, that’s basic
science. Cause being the thought and effect being the materialization
Everything began with a thought. Someone had to think about
how to make a computer before it could be made. The clothes you
are wearing began as a thought in someone’s mind. The food you eat,
the car you drive and even the words that you say began with thought.
This even extends into how your life has turned out. Your wealth or
lack of, health or disorder, happiness or despair. It all began with
a thought whether it came from you or someone else or society in
general. That is Cause and Effect.
Most people have difficulty believing in the Cause, as it is
invisible and they only understand the Effect because they can see
it. This explains why so many live such limited lives. It is like
electricity. It is invisible yet it is responsible for your lights
turning on and your toaster being able to toast. The seen comes
from the unseen. We cannot see air yet we can breathe. We cannot
see gravity but we stay on the ground. If you do not believe in this
unseen or invisible gravity, just try jumping in the air and see if
you come down or not. Without the Cause or the invisible portion of
the equation there would be no lights, air or gravity for us to have
the desired effect.
Going back to the restaurant again, you realize that you must
place an order to be able to get your meal. Your mind works the
same way. You must place an order mentally, with your thoughts
before you can receive anything you want as well. That sounds
obvious but it is done so little.
When you are sick, you must imagine yourself as healthy in
order to be healthy.
You must imagine happiness in order to be happy.
You must think of wealth in order to be wealthy.
You are presently the result of your dominant thoughts.
It’s amazing how many times when asking someone what they want
how they respond with what they “don’t” want. Since you always
attract your dominant thoughts or what you focus on; if you are
focusing on the negative then that is what you will get. In other
words if you focus on not getting a divorce, your focus is on getting
a divorce and that is being attracted to you. That is the order
you placed. Instead you must focus on being happy or having a
Whenever things are going bad, downhill or negatively, stop
your present way of thinking and immediately ask yourself: What do
I want?” and only focus on that. Someone approached me the other
day stating that they were so upset and everything seem to be going
so badly. They wished there were a way that this streak of negative
could just stop and things could be better. I asked the young man
if he had taken the time to think of how he would like to be
feeling? He looked at me in such a puzzled manner as if I was
speaking in an unknown language. Of course he hadn’t, he was too
busy focusing on being miserable and thereby attracting more misery.
If you don’t focus on happiness then you will not have it.
Why? In order for there to be a change there must be a change.
Something must interrupt the negative flow and change it’s direction.
A new thought must exist to do that.
You must think of, focus on or order health in order to be healthy.
You must order success in order to be successful.
You must order a loving relationship in order to have one.
You must desire and order happiness in order to have it.
The average human has about 64,000 thoughts a day. So you are
going to have thoughts whether you want to or not. Each one of them
is placing an order of some sort. Most of them cancel each other
out. We are ordering machines, constantly placing orders that we
are not even aware of. If you are going to do it by default anyway
then why not take advantage of this process and deliberately begin
placing orders for your benefit.
Begin living deliberately rather than by default. Happy ordering…