Wednesday, January 16, 2008

How Full Is Your Glass?

On January 1st, instead of listing his resolutions, my friend Gregorio, made a request of his blog readers and essentially the world. He doesn't want much from us and it will only take a few moments of your time.

He asks that we take a moment and visualize one positive thought and project it out into the world. Think of something wonderful that you'd like to see happen for the betterment of everyone and concentrate on it, just for a little while. Thoughts have power and energy. You're helping to heal the world if you participate.

Gregorio has one more challenge. Each day, take a few moments to picture the world as a glass of dirty water. That's not too hard considering all the problems we face. Then put a drop of clean water into the glass. It will appear clearer than before. The next day add another drop and concentrate on that and the way the dirt is settling at the bottom and how you can almost see through the water now. Before long the glass (our world) in your mind will be a clean, clear, refreshing drink of water.

Visualization and sending out positive thoughts are so important and when coupled with action spurred by your renewed optimism...the world will heal, problems will be solved, people will be fed and so on until our world is truly like the glass of water in your mind.

All of this may sound silly, but my youngest son is a living testimony to this process. Call it prayer, call it whatever you wish...he is here because of it. Several years ago, I was sick and facing a hysterectomy. I was in a new relationship with a man I loved very much and wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I didn't want to give up the gift of having a child together. So we put off the surgery and sought alternative treatments.

Together we visualized my body healing. I saw our baby and played with him in my mind. I asked God to grant us this child. Our son is three years old. My fibroid tumors disappeared without surgery. I just had an ultrasound and they no longer exist.

Ask yourself, if I can do this is my life, collectively what can we do for the good of everyone? What can it hurt? Even if you don't think it will work, you gain a few minutes to rest and time to focus on the blessings you've been given. That alone is worth your time.

Let me know if you try it and what you think about The Law Of Attraction and Positive Visualization. Also leave some love at Gregorio's blog for proposing this awesome challenge to us all.

16 comments:

franscud said...

Hi Lisa,

Count me in. I'm very unpracticed at positive visualization (and prayer for that matter), but I definitely agree the world needs healing and some positive mental energy can only help.

chaplainandrews said...

I'm not sure that I would support everything that you have presented here, but I can support the thought of seeing you"glas" half full. I see many people that look only at the bad things about their life, but if they would only look up and see the wonderous things that await them!

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Lisa McGlaun said...

Francis,

You know how we used to daydream as kids..that's all visualization is. Just be a kid again and it's easy...:)

Thanks for adding your voice to this post.

Peace,
Lisa

Lisa McGlaun said...

Chaplin,

I respect your views. Thanks for commenting. I see those people too, who only look on the dark side and talk about the bad things see. Keep thinking positive and pointing out the wonderous things you see and others will notice.

Best Wishes,
Lisa

Lisa McGlaun said...

Anon,

I think you've posted this info before. It is a great site. Thanks for pointing it out.

Peace,
Lisa

Lupideloop said...

That is a beautiful analogy!

Lisa McGlaun said...

Lupideloop,

Thanks...I have to give the credit to Gregorio for coming up with the idea. I hope many get involved.

How are things in Malta? Good to see you commenting.

Best Wishes,
Lisa

Gregorio said...

Hi lisa
Thank you for writing about my request.Your words really articulate what I was saying better than I could.Now I can only hope that by cirrculation or word of mouth.That simple request can spread through out the whole planet.I am not a religious person,I am spiritual,as I have my beliefs.My mind has deep seeded ties w/Eastern thought.So for any one who reads this post please know that it is not so much a religious request,as it is a humanities issue.May you all shine with love,kindness and compassion.Again bless you Lisa for helping me to share this message. Peace Gregorio

Lisa McGlaun said...

Gregorio,

You're welcome. I thought it was an awesome idea. I hope many, many people do it.

Best Wishes,
Lisa

thewishfulwriter said...

of all the things i've been asked to do in the blogging world, this is the coolest. count me in.

and i'm so happy your son is part of our world. I know he's yours.

TallGirl said...

Lisa,

Just stumbled across your blog and love the theme and feel of it. I have a bit of good news regarding some teens I'd like to share with you can you please get in touch with me?

Lisa McGlaun said...

Heather,

Thank you! It's pretty cool. Good to see you reading. I've missed your face in my comments...:)

Peace,
Lisa

Lisa McGlaun said...

TallGirl,

I'd love to get in touch with you but you didn't leave anyway to do that...:) I'm glad you found my blog. Come back again and comment whenever you like.

Best Wishes,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Preachy christians. FOLLOW THE WAY OF THE INVISIBLE PINK UNICORN!!!

Lisa McGlaun said...

Anon,

I think this principle is not excusive to Christain's. Visualization is a practice that works for everyone...some call it prayer, some call it meditation...whatever you call it, it's a way to tap into the benevolent soul of the universe.

Have a great day,
Lisa