This morning I was talking to Zoe’s friend Barb who had come to visit for a couple of days. We were talking about my blog on testicles, which she enjoyed and she asked me where I got the inspiration for my blogs. I told her I could find inspiration in just about anything. I look for a message from the Infinite in all that I see and do in life. Later this morning, I asked her to bring me one of three boxes of Toltec Wisdom cards in the guestroom and then pick a card, which she did. I told her this would be the inspiration for my journal entry this week. The title on the front was “Create a Beautiful Dream.”
On the message side, it says, “Your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word can destroy everything around you. Impeccability of the word only creates beauty, love, and heaven on earth.” This is so true and it reminds me of how much control I have over my own thoughts. I have found that when I allow my thoughts to control me, I can easily find myself thinking myself into hell on earth. Shortly after I began writing here, I turned on the food network, watched for a few minutes and then took a nap. I awoke to a rerun of Extreme Chef. The winner Terry French, talked about how before the competition he had been telling himself he had nothing to live for, spending his days on the couch. He was allowing his negative thoughts to control him and create a living hell for him.
Entering the Extreme Chef, Season 2 competition was an opportunity for him to regain control of his life. What enabled him to come through and win this competition was his ability to control his thoughts. Throughout the competition, he learned how to be impeccable with his words and create not only food, which won him the competition, but also the dream life he had temporarily lost control of because he was not impeccable with his words. I can appreciate the transformative process he went through in that competition. Mastering being impeccable with ones word is a process.
Probably the quote I use most in my life is, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice.” I had this similar conversation with my son last night about his own transformation as he has practiced being impeccable with his thoughts as he continuously works to control his anger and live an incident free life. When I first met him when he was 10, he was in restraints 15-20 times a day. Now he has been practicing the techniques others have taught him and he is now able to go months without an incident. Last night, he talked with me about how when he started helping in the housekeeping department, at the hospital he currently lives at, he did not know how to tie the trash bags properly. However, the staff worked with him and he practiced and now he has mastered this skill. For him, learning how to be impeccable with his thought has been that same process of practicing staying calm, practicing being impeccable with his word. Doing so has helped him create the results of him moving to a group home in the next couple of months. Being impeccable with his words has helped him to create his dream, his heaven on earth.
I have gone through this same process in my own life and still practice being impeccable with my word. There are times when being impeccable with my word is easy and seamless. There are other times when I have to consciously control what I think and say. I actively choose not to allow any negative energy into my thoughts, words, or actions. One of the things I have come to realize is that it is during those challenging times that something has happened which is allowing me to remove a parasite from my life and become healthier in all areas of my life. I would like to say I have mastered this process, however, I also realize it is all about the journey. So each day I practice being impeccable with my thought and in doing so intentionally work on creating my dream and heaven on earth.