Do you want to live with the feeling of certainty when dreaming of living successfully? Now is the right time to control your mind. Now is the acceptable time to give beauty for ashes, to give positive reflection for nervous reactions.
Question: I assume “giving beauty for ashes” means turning my attitude from worry to certainty. How do I do this? How do I turn my nervous reactions into positive reflections?
Answer: Let me begin by telling you what not to do. It’s never a matter of restraining one’s mind from reacting nervously. You cannot do that. In fact, trying to use willpower to restrain a nervous mind causes an opposite effect – it actually strengthens what you don’t want.
If you’re to give beauty for ashes (the feeling of certainty for worry), it’s a matter of effectively controlling your attention, and then taking command of your imagination.
Control your attention by holding firm to a theme of certainty as you begin imagining your future unfolding as you want it to. Speak these words aloud while envisioning the outcome you want to achieve, “I am holding firm to the theme of certainty as I imagine my future unfolding as I want it to be.” Say it again, and reach deep down for that confident feeling of certainty, “I am holding firm to the theme of certainty as I imagine my future unfolding as I want it to be.”
Question: What does this do for me?
Answer: You are creating an ideal vision in your ethereal world with the intention of making it real in your material world. You are merging the feeling of certainty with your vision.
Never lose sight of your power to determine the theme in which you live your life. “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” What “seems to be” becomes certainty to those who persist by holding firm to the theme, “I am merging the feeling of certainty with the rewarding future I see in store for me.”
With the right theme and imagination, you hold the Power of Intervention. You can intervene, and stop the madness of badness from imposing itself on your destiny. No one who seeks sincerely to control his mind need fear his future.