The rain is slashing angrily against my windows; the black has filled the sky like an octopus' ink in water. I hear the wind ravaging tree branches against the side of my house and I can't help wonder if my description is accurate or a result of my mind set. Could it be that the rain is dancing mightily upon my windows like Indian moccasins in time with a drum? Why is the black sky a bad thing when black is my favorite color? Could it be a reminding me to enjoy my favorite things? The wind has died down as I type this. A coincidence or is the wind mirroring my new optimism?
Our minds are powerful. Our imaginations extremely powerful. Our imaginations can unleash a storm of feeling and emotion within us that feels frightfully real. Dream wisely.
“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” ― John Lennon
Our minds are so powerful that Dr. Joe Dispenza offers the following study as an example in his book You Are the Placebo. He tells of a study conducted with a group of men ages 70-80. All were examined before the study and then after. Half were asked to believe they were twenty some years younger and to stay five days in a place where all of the magazines, decor, TV shows, etc were left around from that time. The other group did not have the tangible "memories" laying around to remind them of that time. After the study, the first group was physically younger, their grips stronger, some no longer using their canes. This is because the brain makes memory connections by associating with feelings and emotions. The second group did not experience these changes.
Here's a small list of reminders from the 80's to help take you back for fun! In the meantime, your mantra challenge for the week is to keep reminding yourself how young you are, how much energy you have, how you can accomplish anything.
Madge Palmolive lady
Freshen Up gum wih liquid cnter
Mikey likes it
rubber squeeze change purses
Laverne and Shirley
45's with plastic pop in center
waterfall ring toss
crayons with built in sharpener
VHS or Betamax?
Facts of Life