I – “Yet let your word be ‘Yes, Yes,’ ‘No, No.’ Now what is in excess of these is of the wicked one.”
(Mattew 5:37 – CLV)
II – “So let your word habitually be ‘Yes,’ [and mean] yes; [or] ‘No,’ [and let] ‘no’ [end the matter]. Now the thing [which is] in excess of these is (or: exists being) forth from out of the midst of the bad condition [of mankind] (the situation of hard labor, pain and misery; or: the evil, malevolent and wicked [thought]).”
(Matthew 5:37 – JMNT)
III – “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil”
(Matthew 5:37 – ESV)
IV – “We only make choices in alignment with our future when we believe that it can actually happen. This is when we start to move from the known into the unknown. At this point in the creation to reality process, it’s critical to dissect our old thoughts, feelings, and beliefs so that we fully understand they are based on past experiences. Why? Because most people tend to think and feel within the biology of their past memories. As a result, those thoughts and feelings create attitudes, attitudes create beliefs, beliefs create perceptions, and perceptions create our reality. If our thoughts and beliefs are based on implicit memories (subconscious programs that fill in our reality) of our past, then there’s a strong probability that we’re missing out on new possibilities. Not only can we not see those future possibilities, but our brains aren’t even wired to see them.
So the knowledge we gain in this process becomes the very footprints of consciousness and serves as the raw ingredients to think, feel, and contemplate in new ways. This contemplation begins a neurological building process whereby we’re essentially rewiring our brains, causing synapses to fire in new patterns and combinations. Whenever we make our brain work differently or in a new way, we’re literally changing our mind. That’s because, according to neuroscience, mind is the brain in action.”
– Dr. Joe Dispenza
V – “Setting a clear intention is the first element of any successful creative endeavor. A conscious clear intention can greatly assist any creation effort. Clarity of intent coupled with mindfulness and awareness is the most powerful mental creative force you have. Clarity of intention cannot be under estimated. For many intentions we hold and have held, our intentions are fulfilled even long after you have set them and forgot about them, even ones we no longer want.
An intention causes our creative life energy to flow or not to flow in a given direction in our life to fulfill the intention that is held. In this regard, the intention(s) we hold, consciously or subconsciously, is (are) a very powerful creative force in our life to create the experiences we have. To get some creative control over our life it becomes essential we understand both the conscious and subconscious the intentions we hold. Often we need to go back and establish the clarity of our intention before we actively undertake a creative endeavor.
As such, it is recommended we become very clear on what we desire to create and experience and why, including the feeling we wish to have. In many ways the feelings are more important than what we mentally think we want. It is essential that we know exactly what we want, not necessarily in a specific form but in its key attributes and experiences, including feelings.” –K. Ferlic
VI – “Passion is a feeling that tells you: this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I’m going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy.”
― Wayne W. Dyer
VII – “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
(Mark 11:24 – NKJV)