A Visualization for Abundance
by Lisa Tyler © 2007
Good Wednesday morning to every
reader, and may God heap HUGE blessings upon your head, into your purse
and over your entire household. May
you know peace and joy, and all of your problems be removed before the sun
goes down today.
Of course, if they are not all
gone by sunset, remember that some of the problems we experience have to
be walked out, as much as worked out.
We seem to generate so many of our own discords and shortages that
we have to get to a place where our spirits are aligned right - so the
blessings can flow in. This
is my prayer for you today, that you will be drawn by God’s Spirit to an
uplifting opening of your soul, and allow Him to fill all your needs with
the exact thing that is right in each situation.
Some of us feel lack and a
pinched off supply, others are wounded and have closed ourselves off in an
effort to stop the hurt. Others
of us are striving for “things” that fill our empty places inside,
although the “things” we choose are rarely what gives us what we need.
In almost every life, though, we
all experience way too much hurry, confusion, chaos and struggle to DO,
when often all that is needed is to stop and acknowledge God.
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
I once heard that the tools of
the devil are hurry, noise and crowds.
I can imagine that. Wouldn’t
it be wonderful to build a little garden at your house?
The kind with bubbling water, lush plants and a little footbridge
over a stream with fat goldfish swimming around.
One of those Japanese gardens
with a place to sit, quiet to think and simple lines and natural
materials. It’s a shame we
don’t insist that our houses be built with sense and with things that
really meet our needs.
Why can’t all homes create
their own energy? Why
aren’t they all designed for air flow and relaxation?
The good news is that even
though you may not have those things in your home today, and you may not
be able to afford to have them built today, you CAN experience them in the
magic of the mind – today. And
thinking on these things, will do the same thing for you as if you were
sitting there in that garden, surrounded by peace and listening to sweet
Your soul knows how to create
what you envision, in the secret place where you hide yourself.
Try it! Make a short
list of what you’d like to experience, and then close your eyes and
imagine what you’d smell or hear in this place.
What would you see, and what would you feel?
Use all of your senses as if you were really there, and let it sink
into your heart.
Once you’ve begun to do this,
your blood pressure will go down a bit, your heart rate go down, your
glands and endocrine systems will receive a boost of energy and your
entire health rate will go up!
If you’ve been suffering from
muscle aches and joint pain, you will feel relief after a few minutes of
this, and from getting in the habit of doing this each day.
Now that you know how to
visualize what you’d like to do right now, how about creating a vision
of what you’d like to see yourself doing next year?
How about next week? Next
Aaah…you’re having a hard
time, aren’t you. It’s
easy to imagine a little garden, and to feel and see it, because we’ve
seen one before, or heard about them in a book.
It’s harder to imagine
yourself getting a great job or having a better relationship, because it
actually involves what we believe about ourselves.
There are ways to do this,
programs you can buy or join to help you, and coaches who can walk you
through it to strengthen your belief.
But it’s not hard to do at
all, for free, today. In the
same way that you asked yourself what would you smell or see, or hear, in
this place you’d like to be,…ask yourself – what would you be
wearing if your situation was better.
What would your house look like if you had control of things and
had all your work caught up? What would it sound like, or what would you say if you were
in complete control?
See it in your mind, hear it in
your head, smell and taste all the things related, and imagine your
fingers moving over this dream reality.
If it involves an office, touch your desk there.
If it involves a clean house, with shiny surfaces, or money in your
hands, use your sense of touch inwardly and FEEL all of these things.
Then hold onto that dream and
think of it over and over again, until it feels comfortable for you to do. If the little enemy voice in your mind says YOU can’t have
these things, it’s stupid, it won’t work – tell it “All right.
That may be true, but I CAN imagine it in my mind.
No one will know and I can play with this thought all I want to,
and it’s perfectly all right for me.”
So go ahead, play with it, and
do it daily, as often through the day, every day as you can cut out time
You already know what this will
do, don’t you? I don’t
even have to say it. If you
get nothing more than joy and a few minutes of improved health.
If you get nothing more than a brief respite from the harrowing
days you must endure. If you
get nothing more than a playtime and a chance to be a child again in your
mind…let it be.
Let it be.
Three little words as important as “be still…”.
I spend a great deal of my time,
taking prayer requests, hearing about calamities and people’s needs.
This may not be your experience, but certainly you spend a little
time each day thinking about situations that you want changed, or that
happened and you want to do something about.
My sister Eileen introduced me
to a little statement she heard that I can pull out whenever things get
monstrous. “Everything is
as it should be.” In other
words, LET IT BE. Be STILL
and let God be in control of our lives.
I’m always trying to fill the
gap for people and to fix their problems, or DO something about everything
that happens, and I have to resist that urge.
It’s my goal in 2008 to stop being the plug in the leaky bucket
and to stop trying to be the surrogate for God’s miracles. As long as I
rush to fill in a space, God cannot fit there.
So to help those I love, I must
step back and let them grow. Sometimes
those painful things that happen are there to give you depth of character. If you have to reach a little further and a little higher,
you will gain the confidence in the creator, that one day YOU might walk
with Him like Enoch and Elijah, and simply “be found no more”…
Not that any of us want to
disappear, but don’t we all wish we were His true friends, and close
enough that we’d lose all sense of time as we communed with Him, learned
of Him and all that He’s done.
It’s hard to hear what God is
saying when we can’t stop begging for help.
It’s hard to know what His will is in our life, when we are too
afraid to stop reminding Him of what ‘he must do’ for us.
My “job” is to remind my
friends and my readers that God is able.
God promised. God
created and set in motion principles that will DO what is right and
necessary and all that He requires of us, is the right attitude in our
He gave us the creative power
alongside of Him to call into being many of the things we want.
To do that we have to make statements of belief and walk out what
we’ve stated we believe in. We
must visualize them to walk them out.
We have to re-learn what PLAY is, so we can play-act the part that
we need to fill.
With play is joy, and the Bible
says our strength exists in our Joy in the Lord.
Everything fits neatly into another and creates a chain of
blessings for us.
Another principle you must know
is that of blessing. Every
thought, word and emotion is a double tipped arrow, with a sharp point on
each end. As you sling one,
it hits you and the target equally.
If you shoot an arrow of hate or
some mean emotion, guess what? It’s
recorded in your soul, and body. YOU
will be responsible for that thought or wish, and it will give exactly
what you thought or wished back to YOU.
The reason is, you have to
experience it so you’ll know if it’s a good thing for others or not.
If you’ve criticized someone, soon you’ll find yourself going
through the same situation, and have an opportunity to be on the other end
of the criticism. It hurts,
but you learn. I would advise
against doing this more than necessary.
The same thing applies when you
bless someone or pray for someone. That
blessing you wished, is visited upon you as well, and God grants you all
that you wish for.
We are all connected as one
fabric, cut from the same cloth, but not really cut out at all.
Beyond this body, where we all reside, we’re not even perforated.
We share pain and pleasure, purpose and promise.
What happens to one, happens to all.
That’s how ideas and situations travel so quickly.
The entire world of so many
different cultures, races and lifestyles, are not very different at all.
I made a friend online who is in
England. I was telling him
about a TV show where I saw a kitchen somewhere in England, and I
couldn’t find the refrigerator. I
asked him if they had refrigerators over there.
I even explained what refrigerators do, in detail in case their
word for it was different than ours.
(Yes, I’m naïve.)
That was years ago and we still
laugh about that question. I
really had no idea if they would have the same things in their houses that
we do. Then I saw New Zealand
on TV just a week ago. Can
you believe it! Their houses
are square too, and they use real estate agents to sell them.
How did these same ideas get
started everywhere? You may
laugh, but think about that. Even
in Africa where they build mud huts they’re getting electricity and
computers. Isn’t it strange
that nobody came up with anything different?
Why aren’t there people using a different energy source, perhaps
of a kind that powers UFO’s or towns that don’t need cash or money?
Because we’re one species, one
life form, one spirit. We
share ideas and emotions with the speed of light.
I want to do an experiment.
I want to get a group of volunteers to touch hands, (like a long
handshake) and record their thoughts and feelings. I believe we pass information in ways besides body language
Call it ESP or telepathy, or
call it a spiritual handshake. I
believe there is a lot to be learned about what we share, and a lot to be
learned about respecting each other.
We have allowed big business and
government to dictate to us who we can love and who we can hate.
We’ve allowed a man hundreds of miles away to order us to kill
people we’ve never met, and to all support such hatred.
You may say they hated us first,
or it’s because we must protect ourselves.
Their leader tells them that we’ve hurt them first, or we’re a
threat, or God only knows what other nonsense.
The truth is, we’re all
responsible before God for our behavior, and that includes who we love and
who we hate. WHY we love and
why we hate. And whether
we’re carrying out the commands of God on this planet.
Today, instead of hating others
or even ourselves, let’s build lovely footbridges in our minds, over
rivers of abundance, and let’s visualize the kind of world we WANT to
live in. It is in our power to create it, and it only requires an
attitude, a mindset, a vision. It
is possible to lay down our grievances and forgive with the heart of a
child, but we all need to catch the vision of joy.
I’m thinking of you today, and
sharing my garden vision with you. Write
to me and tell me your vision, and I’ll help you pray for it.
God bless you always, and always
He will, of course!