Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sponsoring Thought

Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations With God series,
defines a Sponsoring Thought as "a deep-seated initial idea that we already have
what we are not now experiencing." With this, he says, "then we can experience it much
more rapidly."

But sponsoring thoughts are based on either love or fear. If fear-based, then the thought is that we DON'T have whatever it is that we desire, don't deserve it etc., and that effectively blocks it from manifesting.

I feel it is crucial for us to identify our "sponsoring thoughts" about what we want to be, do and have, whether it relates to our rejuvenation goals or anything else. Writing them out would make them even more powerful.

If we identify sponsoring thoughts that are in opposition to what we want, we can consciously choose a new thought, more aligned with that desire. Neale Donald Walsch points out that this is the meaning
of the "New Thought Movement" that came about in the mid to late 19th century.

Example of a fear-based Sponsoring Thought: "Everyone ages. I just have to surrender to the inevitable and expect to go downhill with the passing of the years."

New Thought: "Time is an illusion and has no power over me. I choose to be ageless!"

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