It is very common to feel that we must survive life. Everyday seems to be one struggle after another. We try to survive a divorce, survive an illness and pay the bills to survive and so on. Such thinking is rooted in fear and this is why we often feel anxious and uncertain. There is however, another way to think, and that is, to think as a creator. Whereby we tune into our spiritual power and re-create our life circumstances by changing our mental attitude and the choices we make. We don't have to hope for the best; we make the best happen.

When we are in survival mode we are forgetting our true spiritual nature and we are also forgetting that the Universe constantly creates. And, as human beings, we carry the same attributes of the Universe within ourselves. We come from and are made of the same "stuff" the Universe is made of. We and the Universe are ONE and the same thing. Very much like an ice cube that's floats in water may appear as an individual object separate from the water (and to some degree it is) but at the core the ice cube and the water are the same. On one level yes we are individualized beings, but at a deeper level there is no separation between ourselves and the Universe.

So what does this mean? It means that we are not alone and helpless. We all carry the magic, mystery and creative power of the Universe. We must stop thinking of ourselves as a lonely ice cube floating in a big empty ocean. We must melt back down so to speak and rejoin the Divine nature of the Universe. This does not mean to lose the physical body, but rather, we must lose the concept of duality and entertain a oneness type thinking. Survival thinking is duality thinking. It is based on a "me vs. life" or "us vs. them" type thinking, while creator thinking is based on a me AND life interaction and cooperation. This may seem unreal, but nevertheless it represents the next stage of our human evolution. This is the only path to personal and global peace.

The moment we think "I have to survive" we mistakenly conclude that there is an outside force (life) acting upon us and we must survive whatever life "throw at us." Thus, all we can do is hope for the best. Hoping for the best robs us of our power, while creating our best reminds us of our power. Consider this; life is not throwing anything at us at all. Life is a reflection of whatever we are thinking and feeling. No different than a mirror simply reflects what we present in front of it. If we stand in front of a mirror upset, the mirror will show us that we are upset. If we stand smiling in front of the same mirror, the mirror will show us our happiness. A mirror will always show us the different versions of ourselves. Similarly, life reflects the different versions of who we are and what we feel and believe.

Life is not doing anything to us. Rather, it is interacting and reflecting to us our own consciousness. If we believe and expect trouble we will get trouble. And, if we believe and expect goodness we will get goodness. A mirror can only give what we present; it cannot give us anything else. Life will give us the outcomes of our thoughts, emotions and the choices we make; it cannot give us anything else. What we give out we get back.

To start thinking like a creator we need to keep three things in mind. First, we must remind ourselves that we ARE creators of our reality and life is working with us and not against us. And, hold steadfast on the things we want in our lives and immerse our minds with visions of our desires.

Secondly, cast away fear and doubt by reminding ourselves that such thinking is neither helpful nor powerful.

And third, keep focusing on good feelings and new choices. Focus on thoughts of courage, solutions, purpose and achievement. We must soak our hearts with love, joy, peace, appreciation and a strong sense of self-worth. Whenever we think about and do things that make us feel good we are creating a new reflection in the mirror of life. And, that new reflection becomes our new realty. Our life story begins to change from the way things used to be toward how we want them to be. And, therein is the joy of life and our power to create.

About the Author: Bob Mangroo is a personal potential coach and spiritual teacher. His training and coaching work includes hypnosis, meditation and Neuro-Linguistic Programming(NLP). In addition, he has earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada.

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