A friend told me this story that happened to himself a few years ago. He suspected that he had used his imagination in a negative way, and had created an upsetting event.

One night during a stressful period of his life, he found himself trying to go to sleep but his mind was filled with activities and fantasies. One of the reveries he imagined was a colleague of his got mad at him and they got into a physical fist fight.

Then about 1 week later, one evening while walking home from work, a young lad asked him for a cigarette. He said “no”, because he didn’t smoke. Then the young lad started swearing at him with all kinds of vulgar words. They exchanged insults while walking further away from each other, then the young lad decided to run to my friend and started pushing him. A fist fight started as my friend had to defend himself. Unfortunately, the young lad’s friend came and my friend found himself outnumbered. Luckily, an older gentleman who was passing by with his wife, quickly went between them to dissolve the fight. The older gentleman then pulled my friend away from the youths, and the youths ran away happily thinking they’ve taught my friend a lesson. But my friend called the police and followed them. The police came, and the young lad that assaulted my friend was taken in to the station for questioning.

My friend recalled later that the young lad had facial features and hairstyle that resembled his colleague, which he had imagined getting into a fight with a week ago during his reverie. I told him this was proof that the mood and imagination had attracted the event to him. The police said the young lad had many past offences in their records. So he is not innocent. But my friend by using his imagination unwisely had attracted to himself that young lad who is a troublemaker and the experience was one that reflected what my friend imagined a week before it happened.

You may ask, why wasn’t it my friend’s colleague that got into the real fight with him? Well, if the colleague is a gentleman who doesn’t fight and doesn’t have a violent temperament, then the Universe had to find someone else who had the temperament to fulfill what my friend imagined. And surely they attracted each other.

The lesson of the story? Beware what you imagine when you are in a physically relaxed state. Your mood and imagination are creative and they have a power of attraction to put things together to create an experience that will meet you further down your timeline. This is the Law of Attraction.

More importantly, what can you imagine tonight that is good and lovely that you wish to create further down the road you’re travelling?

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

Charles Koh is the author of Creating Your Personal Reality (available from amazon.com) and Secret Techniques Of Manifesting With Imagination.

Is your spouse, friend, family, boss or colleague ticking you off with their negative behaviors? Are conditions around you not to your liking and you feel strong resistance and unhappiness? Read the news about corruption, war, crime and feel negative after that?

One of the best thing you can start doing is the art of detachment. By detachment I mean emotionally detaching yourself from situations around you-especially the negative ones. This is the art of letting things and people be. Some people say detachment means you have no ideals or goals or aim in life. That is incorrect. You can practice a form of detachment yet still have your goals firmly intact in your imagination. In fact, your daily practise in detachment will help you achieve your desires faster than if you don’t practise it.

By emotionally detaching yourself from the negative people and events around you, you are choosing to deliberately keep your emotional vibration in the positive. What it does is to help you avoid any emotional reaction to negative things that you encounter. It is a form of mindfulness, where you constantly choose only positive reaction or a non-reaction. In fact, certain types of Buddhist meditation teaches the practitioner to let any thought come to mind and to just release it without any negative emotions.

What if you are doing that your entire day, every day for 2 weeks? Imagine 14 days of non-emotional reaction to negative behaviours of other people around you.

One of the most important and basic thing we have to remember when we want to be masters of our own fate is this: We choose our thoughts and emotions. The causation of our thoughts are not events and people outside of us, but it is our mental and emotional response to things happening outside of us. We all know there are people in our lives that can interpret a neutral or positive event in their life as a negative or “worst thing that happened”. Events have no meaning other than the meaning and reaction we give to them. It is our own interpretation we must beware of.

So how do we practice detachment?

1) Stop judging, start letting things be. If your friend or spouse is negative, if your government is corrupt, if someone is unfair, instead of judging it (and therefore resisting it), try letting it be. Have a voice in your head that says, “Neh, that doesn’t affect me because I am going to create my own future”. By non-judgment, you also refrain from judging events as right or wrong. Yes, corruption is wrong, but you can choose to stop focusing on corruption of other people, and start living your life.

2) Resist not. Accept things as they are outwardly, while you imagine things as you would like to have them. Let’s face it, with things outside our control, there is no point in resisting or fighting it emotionally. You only keep your own emotional vibrations at a constant low by resisting it.

3) Carry in your mind always an image of what you want to achieve or manifest. Imagine you have a photo of yourself as the person you want to be. See yourself as successful, wealthy, happy, loved, etc. See yourself driving your ideal car, living in your ideal home. That is your target outcome picture. You must have one in your mind to remind you of your goal. It will serve as an anchor in your mind to that reality. Daily imagine it. Believe me, the more you shape that picture everyday, it is going to become easier to bring it up in your mind. Soon, you will be able to see it clearly. You may start to have dreams in your sleep about it. That is a very good sign. This picture will become useful to carry you through the ups and downs in your life. You may meet with disappointing days but recalling this picture in your mind will give you new hope. More importantly, it helps you float in the range of positive emotional vibrations where you attract positive events into your life.

Charles Koh is the author of Creating Your Personal Reality (available from amazon.com) and his bestselling ebook Secret Techniques Of Manifesting With Imagination available from www.mindislife.com.

Today I took some time to look at my bookshelf that’s filled with spiritual and metaphysical books. For a long time, some of the most treasured books on that shelf are books by Neville.

The first time I found Neville’s books was in 2005. I can honestly say reading Neville’s books has changed my life! It’s not just what I learned spiritually, but having put his methods to the test, I have experienced his teachings.

I have used Neville’s teachings attract the right real estate, rental properties, the right job, start the right businesses, attract new friendships, get payrises, own my dream car, and much more. More importantly, these techniques and spiritual insights I learned from the man will stay with me for the rest of my life.

After you immerse yourself with Neville’s teachings and put it to the test in your daily life, you will not only believe, you will know Imagination does create reality!

Check out these favorite bestselling books by Neville:

The Complete Neville Reader

The Power Of Imagination

Your Inner Conversations Are Creating Your World

The Neville Reader: Your Inner Power To Create An Abundant Life

You know how they pull you down. You know the drill. That negative mindset they all try to sell you. Yes, the physical world is a world of impermanence. All things physical changes form through time. Living beings are born, grow, thrive, and then decay sets in and eventually the form must change. But if you live your life lamenting you that everyone must die someday, you won’t get anything out of life. We all must control our mindsets in order to shape our lives.

Consider the power of gravity over everything physical on earth. Without your life force and the decision to lift yourself up, to stand, to move- you cannot move! All things remain inert until it is moved. Even a smile requires an intent coupled with energy from the life force to be shaped.

The message I want to bring to you dear readers today is, without energy and an intent to move, or to lift yourself up, or to smile, to be happy, to think positive, to do something creative, nothing can be achieved! And it all starts with a decision, an intent!

It is easy to think negative, to think of present lack and present situations and lament over it. It is easy to complain, to blame, to justify why you haven’t achieved. It is easy to blame your family, your parents, your government, your conditions. All too easy. That’s why majority of people do not achieve their goals. That’s also the reason why most people are unhappy focusing on present conditions. And the more you focus on it the more life gives you what you focus on!

It takes a daily decision to think positive, to appreciate, to see the good, to dream, to set goals, to look for opportunities, to create opportunities! All it takes is a daily intent in the morning how you want to live and think today. Where do you live in your psychological world? Where do you allow your consciousness, your mind to vibrate? I can now appreciate those people who are positive, because I realize it takes daily effort to be positive.

What I encourage everyone to do is to start reframing your thoughts if you catch yourself thinking negatively. Try to think of the subject in another more positive, empowering or less negative tone. Changing your mindset will change your destiny because it will change the vibration of your consciousness and what you attract into your life.

Here’s a daily mental exercise you can do. Decide to be mindful of your inner conversations (ie. your self talk) during the day. If you catch yourself thinking disempowering thoughts or dwell in any negative thoughts, you must decide to reframe the thought into a positive one. Try your best to reframe it.

For example, if you didn’t do well at school, or at work, instead of feeling bad, start reframing it to “what can I learn from this and become better from it?”

If someone is rude to you, instead of feeling bad or thinking negative thoughts about the person, try to reframe it to “Isn’t it good that it reminds me not to do that myself because it will make me so unpopular?”, or “well he must have had a rough day or worried about something, I really pity him”. See how few simple reframes will stop you from focusing on the negative and neutralize any negative sentiment?

Reframe all the negative thoughts that enter your mind one by one. You will notice it takes real deliberate effort at the beginning. But once you learn the trick to reframing, you can start tossing out those negative thoughts even before they are finished!

Guess how much you will be raising the vibration of your consciousness and emotions when this becomes a habit? You will be attracting things that fit your new vibrations, things that make you feel even more positive and happy. You will be creating everyday miracles!

One thing for sure, the result of this new vibration will turn your life into new positive conditions and experiences. When you look back from that place of success and happiness, you will appreciate the simple little mental reframing exercise that you decided to do today!