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THINK by Ruth Calder Murphy

The power of positive thought is something that’s become more and more accepted as a way of improving the quality of our experiences…

I’m sure we all know how different things feel - not only feel, but actually, measurably, are - when we approach them with positive thoughts and a feeling of inner strength.

“The power of prayer” is, perhaps, another way of expressing this. If everything is connected and if Divinity permeates all things, then filling our minds and hearts with positive thoughts  - and putting those thoughts “out there”, too - is a form of prayer. Prayer is, in fact, like breathing. We do it constantly, as we picture the way things are and the way we want them to be. In our attitudes: our gratitude, anxiety, joy and grief.

I’m not suggesting that all we need to do, is sit back and imagine things as we want them to be, for our situations to magically transform without any mess or hard work. There is, though, something deeply powerful in picturing things clearly and approaching the path ahead with positivity and inner strength. There’s something, in the sense that the Universe, Spirit - the Divine - is with us, that is truly transformational and can make all the difference in the world.


Think Magic tangible
and sweet Joy, taste-bud-bursting true.
Think Wonderful, real
and Restoration
from the pulsing core
and to every extremity of You.
Think growth and life,
think beautiful and right,
think fingertip-tingling
radiant and bright.
Think beyond the doubt and fear.
Conjure into thought the miracles you dream
and build them, Now and Here.

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Ruth Calder Murphy is a writer, artist, music teacher, wife and mother living in London, UK. Her life is wonderfully full of creativity and low-level chaos. She is the author of two published novels, “The Scream" and "The Everlasting Monday", several books of poetry and one or two as-yet unpublished novels. She is passionate about celebrating the uniqueness of people, questioning the unquestionable and discovering new perspectives on old wonders. She is learning to ride the waves that come along—peaks and troughs—and is waking up to just how wonderful life really is. You can visit Ruth and view more of her art on her website, or on her writer's page on Facebook. Her books are available on Amazon, here.

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  1. Ruth, I can **feel** this phrase…
    "think fingertip-tingling
    radiant and bright."
    Lovely and wonderful!!


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