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See and Say (Repost)

Posted on 7+000025. Filed under: 20/20 Vision: Changing Your Life by Changing the Way You See Things, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley, Blogs by Jim Swilley, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, perception is reality, philosophy of life, Positive Affirmations, vision | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Moses’ twelve spies were commissioned to see something and to say something – to translate the visual into the verbal, so that the others waiting back at the camp could unify themselves around a collective vision. This principle of seeing and saying is something that you practice on a regular basis, either intentionally or unintentionally, and it can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on how you use it. The combination of positive visualization and verbalization in your life can be a powerfully transformative force, if you are consistent in your practical application of it. You are what you see that you are. You are what you say that you are.

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There is a great awakening taking place within my thinking today.

Posted on 1+000012. Filed under: 20/20 Vision: Changing Your Life by Changing the Way You See Things, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, creativity, Imagination, Jim Earl Swilley, vision | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Your mind is capable of experiencing moments of profound insight repeatedly throughout the course of your everyday existence.  An epiphany is such a moment of insight that usually happens once, or very rarely, in someone’s life, and it serves as a significant touchstone or turning point for them.  But having an epiphany is not something that has to be rare or limited to a singular, once-in-a-lifetime experience.  A virtually continual state of renaissance can take place in your thinking if you keep exposing yourself to the stimuli of new information and deliberately enlist yourself into environments that are conducive to inspiration.

 

Being around creative people on a regular basis is very healthy for your state of mind and can help secure a place for you, mentally and emotionally, where constant revival, rebirth and renewal of your thought processes can occur.  “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” – Proverb 27:17.  Great ideas are often birthed out of invigorating dialogue between people who are on the same page in matters of vision.  Interacting with people who have different paradigms keeps things interesting and keeps you awake, mentally, so that you can be receptive to new concepts and can continue to grow personally.

When you finally begin to realize that your imagination and thought-life are the only things that can limit your possibilities in any way, you will see the importance of always keeping your mind awake and ready for renewal.  Buried deep within you are sleeping powers that can potentially revolutionize your life if they are properly aroused.  A resurgence of visionary thinking can energize every aspect of your life, including the physical.  As any professional athlete will tell you, excelling in competition is infinitely more of a mental thing than it is a physical thing.  Being strong and fit in your mind is ultimately what makes you strong and fit in your body.

Nothing is more empowering day by day than a continual flow of powerful thoughts.  And you have constant access to that flow – a flow that leads to untapped reservoirs of power in your mind that have never even been explored.  You don’t have to ride down the road of life asleep at the wheel.  Visionary thinking can enable you to grow more alert, more awake, and more alive with age as your senses grow sharper and sharper.  When you think correctly, you discover that there is so much more to enjoy and celebrate in the world than you ever imagined or thought possible before.  You can change your life by changing the way you see things.

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Changing Your Life by Changing the Way You See Things

Posted on 5+000011. Filed under: 20/20 Vision: Changing Your Life by Changing the Way You See Things, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, laws of attraction, order @ www.churchinthenow.org, perception is reality, philosophy of life, Positive Affirmations, Self-esteem, self-image, vision | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

20-20-visionYou can, in fact, change your life by changing the way that you see things.  It has been theorized that there is no such thing as reality, there is only perception—a premise that can be argued, ad infinitum, by philosophers and physicists, alike.  Whether or not it is actually and completely true, the fact remains that your perception of things really does determine how you think, feel and function every single day of your life.  It is a fact that God is, but it is also a fact that God is to you how you see that He is.

 

You can determine your own happiness by learning how to properly view and discern the circumstances of your past and present.  By learning how to see yourself correctly, you can become the person you’ve always really wanted to be or, better yet, you can reveal the best “you” that you already are.  You have the ability to choose an attitude and vision for each day with the same confidence and ease that you have when choosing what to have for breakfast in the morning or what clothes to wear for the day.  The more you are able to see how inner sight creates daily realities, the better skilled you will become in using it to your advantage.

 

Free your mind, open the eyes of your heart and prepare to change your life for the better.  You can be happy. You can succeed.  You can stop second-guessing your life choices, living in regret or blaming others.  You can break all the limitations of your own mind and tap into an inner power that will enable you to do things that you never thought you could do before.  And you can do it all by simply choosing to change your viewpoint and perception of the things pertaining to your life.  As you begin to realize personal transformation, let these words take on new meaning for you: I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see!

 

[A separate 20/20 VISION Workbook is also available.]

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Yes, You Can!

Posted on 5+000009. Filed under: 20/20 Vision: Changing Your Life by Changing the Way You See Things, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, perception is reality, self-image, vision | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Free your mind, open the eyes of your heart, and prepare to change your life for the better. You can be happy. You can succeed. You can stop second guessing your life-choices, living in regret, or blaming others. You can break all the limitations of your own mind and tap into an inner power that will enable you to do things that you never thought you could do before. And you can do it all by simply choosing to change your viewpoint and perception of the things pertaining to your life. As you begin to realize personal transformation, let these words take on new meaning for you: I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see!

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What Do You See?

Posted on 1+000009. Filed under: 20/20 Vision: Changing Your Life by Changing the Way You See Things, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, perception is reality, vision | Tags: , , , , |

perception1You can, in fact, change your life by changing the way that you see things. It has been theorized that there is no such thing as reality, there is only perception – a premise that can be argued, ad infinitum, by philosophers and physicists, alike. Whether or not it is actually and completely true, the fact remains that your perception of things really does determine how you think, feel and function every single day of your life. It is a fact that God is, but it is also a fact that God is to you how you see that He is. The world around you is, but that world is to you how you see that it is. Life is what it is, but for you, your life is how you really see that it is.

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WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?!

Posted on 4+000008. Filed under: 20/20 Vision: Changing Your Life by Changing the Way You See Things, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, vision | Tags: , , , , |

big_idea_Claustrophobia is the abnormal fear of confined spaces, and it is a very negative and debilitating thing that can greatly disrupt the lives of people who suffer from it. But there is a type of this phobia that is actually quite positive and useful – a mental claustrophobia, if you will – that manifests itself as the absolute aversion and revulsion to small, confined ways of thinking. To break out of the restrictions of a mindset that continues to put limitations on your life, you actually have to develop a phobic repugnance for any line of thought that doesn’t allow your brain to breathe. Mental claustrophobia will cause you to avoid such thinking.

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Created To Create!

Posted on 1+000008. Filed under: 20/20 Vision: Changing Your Life by Changing the Way You See Things, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, perception is reality, vision | Tags: , , , |

man_on_beach_praising_god_The Creator brilliantly designed you with both the desire and the ability to unveil and reveal His nature within yourself through a continual process of self-discovery, and every new day is filled with fresh opportunities for you to do just that. You can’t afford to allow yourself to be so blinded by your own perceived fear of the potential for incompetence that you begin to doubt your credentials as a creator in your own right. That blindness so colors your perception of believability that it renders you unable to recognize God within yourself, and so you miss the beauty of the process because you don’t trust your own God-given creativity.

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I Dare You!

Posted on 4+000007. Filed under: 20/20 Vision: Changing Your Life by Changing the Way You See Things, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, perception is reality, self-image, vision | Tags: , , , |

Conventional wisdom says that seeing is believing, but, in fact, believing is seeing. When you begin to see what you already have inside you, you can really start to believe in yourself from the depths of your being. You were designed for success, so you have been equipped with the skills to live your life successfully. Instead of allowing yourself to give in to artificial thoughts of inadequacy that can cause you to feel overwhelmed by your problems, begin to see yourself as a capable individual who is inventive enough to create imaginative solutions to those problems. Dig down deep until you discover that vision, then doggedly hold to it.

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