An excerpt from the book: Defining Success: One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee…
2020: Use Your VISION
We have been given the power to see in advance what may become our future. It is called vision. We can use our vision to see victory. We can use our vision to see the results of activating our faith. We can use our vision to create” if” statements that have meaning and purpose. We can use our vision to dream about the possibilities of a brighter tomorrow. It should probably scare, and then excite us when we realize we really can see the future! It does not matter how far away we believe we are from the future we want. We can see our ultimate destination: success.
One of the greatest gifts given to man is our ability to imagine, and use what we “see” to create a vision. To be clear, I need to establish a clear distinction between the vision of the eyes (natural), and the vision of the mind (spiritual). These are two totally different things that can disrupt the process of success if they are not separated. Remember this fact: we cannot trust the natural vision we receive from our eyes. It is created for us. On the other hand, we can trust the spiritual vision we receive from our mind. It is created by us. It is a gift given to us from our Creator.
Wait! We cannot trust what we see with our eyes? This is 100% correct. For all the non-believers, I need you to complete a short exercise. Use your natural vision to look (very quickly) in the direction of the sun. How big does it appear to be? Now find out the real dimensions of the sun. The object you saw and thought you knew based on your natural vision is actually a lot larger than it appears to be. Your natural vision let you down in terms of identifying the true size of the sun. If it can let you down here, believe that it can, and it does, let you down all the time.
Instead, we need to focus on the spiritual vision we create with our minds. This is the ability to create through our imagination anything we can conceive. It is a scary thought that we have the ability to put ourselves in any situation and visualize it over and over again. Yet this universal skill is right there for the taking. In fact, we use our spiritual vision all the time without even realizing it. Today, you visualized yourself doing something in your mind that was totally different than what you were actually doing. You might have seen something from yesterday. You might have seen an event in the future. Either way, you used your spiritual vision to see something that is not actually happening in the present moment.
Here comes the challenging part… how can we use our spiritual vision to change our reality and see victory? Vision though our imagination can be a great thing, but it can also be frightening. It all depends on how we use our spiritual vision. If we see dreadful things, dark clouds, and doom and gloom, then our reality will reflect dreadful things, dark clouds, and doom and gloom. Even if this is fleeting, the fact is the damage has already been done. The spiritual vision we saw becomes fixed. Next, we allow our eyes to look in the natural world for the despair and negative energy we have already pictured.
On the other hand, you also have the ability to use spiritual vision as a seed planted to do great things. If we see bright things, beautiful clouds, and sun and fun, then our reality will reflect bright things, beautiful clouds, and sun and fun. Even if this is fleeting, the result created though our vision has already occurred. The spiritual vision we saw becomes fixed. Next, we allow our eyes to look in the natural world for the encouragement and positive energy we have already pictured. Yes, positive energy is always present and easy to find. If you find that hard to believe, we have several concepts to come that can help you find the victory that your spiritual vision can uncover and bring into existence.
If you’re a little skeptical, trust me I understand, but you must remember that the seeds of victory have already been planted inside you. Have faith! You have explored the possibilities of “if.” You have always had the ability to dream and it is in your nature to be a dreamer. Now develop your spiritual vision. If you are like me, when you completed your “if” statements, you used your spiritual vision and probably did not realize it. I could see the listing of my book as a best seller. I could see myself taking pictures in front of the pyramids and walking on the Great Wall. I could see myself in a receiving line to greet the former President. I am sure you envisioned what it will feel like when your wishes come true as well. This is the power of the human mind in full effect, the power of spiritual vision!
When you completed the “Wish Upon a Star” exercise, you used your spiritual vision and probably did not realize it. I sincerely hope that you took a little time to think as you wrote your responses. If you did, your spiritual vision should have allowed you to see how you can make those dreams come true. Remember the Law of Attraction and how it works. When we permit ourselves to see something yet to exist, we call the things associated with that outcome into the natural world. This sharpens our focus. It changes our sight from the natural to the spiritual so that we can see everything, including things previously missed or not originally converted by our natural vision.
An example of natural vision converted into spiritual vision that comes to mind is my recent purchase of a Ford Fusion. Unless you are a car enthusiast or highly observant, I am sure you would have a hard time spotting a Ford Fusion on the road. That is, unless you were looking for it or somehow aware of the appearance of the car. Once I purchased my Fusion, all of a sudden they were everywhere! My natural vision spotted the car. My new spiritual vision allowed me to see clearly what was already there. I call this hidden in plain sight. Just like seeing that car, your victory is also hidden in plain sight. Use your spiritual vision to see it and the Law of Attraction will draw it to you.
We must learn how to see ourselves with our outcome in mind. In other words, we can use our spiritual vision to see success. Contrary to what we are taught, we should see things with the end result in mind first, and then call into existence things required to get to it. For example, if I have the spiritual vision to see this book as a best seller, then I must allow myself to see what that scenario looks like before it happens. This vision should serve as the spark to do all that is required to reach my end result. It should also provide plenty of motivation to work as long and as hard as it takes to get the job done. In fact, the work might even become easy because the result looks so good!
Allow your spiritual vision to go to work. Allow it to create the reality you want to see in the natural world. You have the power to do this! Visualize what you want to achieve your victory. What does it look like? What things can you see yourself doing to make it happen? Visualize yourself doing the hard work required to be successful with a smile on your face. It will allow you to smile (at least a little bit) even when it is time to put in the serious work. I guarantee the heavy lifting will be a little lighter if you visualize yourself getting through it to achieve success!
Affirmation: My gift of spiritual vision will work to attract the resources readily available to achieve the ultimate victory I will attain.
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