"The Soul becomes dyed with the color of it's thoughts."
- Marcus Aurelius, 121 AD
It just struck me, like an arrow through my heart, that the basis of my message, "Thoughts Become Things," is exactly that of a man that lived 1,895 years ago. And man, did he live! He was one of the most respected Emperors of Rome in history, and the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors.
"The Soul becomes dyed with color..." Such a beautiful way to describe how we "mask" our Soul by doing and saying things that aren't in alignment with who we truly are. Of course you have the free will to do what ever you please without fear of retribution (regardless of what religion teaches), but it wont go unnoticed by your Soul.
Your Soul is here to feel every feeling and live through all your emotions so it can experience itself through you. It longs to experience every thing it can, for in the realm of the absolute, it "knows" it exists, but that's all. It has to come here to the realm of the "relative" in order to truly experience itself. Which, in essence is you experiencing yourself.
The thoughts we have control how we feel, which controls how we act, which in turn controls the results we get in our lives. Ultimately, the thoughts we choose or how we "color" our thoughts, will determine our outcomes. Both on an Earthly and Divine scale.
Are you coloring your Soul with dark thoughts about yourself, others or society? Or are you laying a beautiful tapestry of color over your Soul? You have been givien the power to change your thoughts. In an instant one can go from thoughts of fear, violence and terror to thoughts of love, compassion and joy. Just think back to when you were a baby, before the world programmed you to think a certain way. Image yourself in your mother's warm and caring arms, smiling and laughing as your mother gently tickles you. She smiles down upon you as a small tear forms in the corner of her eye. She, and you, can feel the bond of love growing stronger as she lovingly hears your first giggles.
Are you smiling yet? Did you forget about the big, bad world for a moment? I bet you did. You have been given the power to rule over your dominion. Take it. GRAB IT! Think the thoughts that will color your Soul with wide eyed appreciation of all that exists.
Your Soul, and Marcus Aurelius, will be glad you did.
You've been listening to the Soul Mechanic, and it's been my absolute pleasure to serve you. Sending you Love, Happiness, and, Abundance, now, and always.
Bye for now!