Changing Our Course

Often there will be times in our lives when we will get the strong feeling that there is really no remedy for our current situation. We may feel that there is nothing we can do to improve it and we may as well just throw in the towel and admit defeat. To continue on seems to be futile. In this we favor rolling up in some remote corner of the room in the fetal position and wait to die.

Hey, we tried our hardest. Everyday we got up went to work and continued to do what we had to do. It was nothing more and nothing less than what was required to stay right where we are, but we did it. Sometimes we gave a little extra effort, but for the most part we lacked consistency. Now we are exactly where we are and have no one to blame for it besides ourselves. We never built momentum in our quest for success.

How often have we passed on doing the little extra things that got tossed onto our plate? How many times did we fail to make those phone calls, check those want ads or do anything else to possibly improve the lives of which we live in despair? How many times did we fail to act? Are we constantly exhibiting indecisiveness, laziness or just constantly changing our minds; bouncing off walls. Perhaps we would get a little momentum going but just decided to coast without exerting any more energy into the ride.

We are where we are because we made choices that contributed to bringing us here. Sometimes we chose to act and many times we chose not to. Often we decided to react and other times we rationalized not to. Either way, our lives are a direct result of the choices we have been making all our lives.

So since this is the case in the lives of a good eighty percent of our lives let’s make a decision to start making better choices right now. The first step is to take an inventory of everything we have to be grateful for. Take out a blank piece of paper and right everything down. Don’t forget to include all the necessities of life as well as the things that we could live without. Next, on a separate piece of paper write down all the people that we are thankful to have as a part of our lives and why these relationships mean so much to us. On another sheet we must put down all the knowledge, skills and abilities we have been gifted with, have earned or developed.

Sheet# 1
1. Food
2. Shelter
3. Clothes
4. Water
5. Health
6. Clean air
7. Heat
8. Hot water
9. Plumbing
10. Electricity
11. Car
12. Cable TV
13. Cell phone
14. Microwave
15. Coffee maker
16. Dishwasher

1. Spouse
2. Children
3. Parent
4. Sister
5. Brother
6. Aunt
7. Uncle
8. Grandparent
9. Coworker
10. Friend
11. Mentor
12. Teacher
13. Friend
14. Pet
15. Counselor
16. Lover

1. Painting
2. Carpentry
3. Auto repair
4. Draw
5. Sing
6. Instrument
7. Idea man
8. Writer
9. Counselor
10. Director
11. Speaker
12. Cameraman
13. Swimmer
14. Computer
15. Driver
16. Biker

Although these lists are very short they do allow us to get started in taking ourselves in a whole new direction. I am sure that just writing down the few that we have has already elevated our vibrations to some extent. Getting our vibrations up as high as we can is crucial to us moving forward in our journey to be all that we are created to be. Concentrating wholly on what we have, and, not on what we don’t is the greatest way to accomplish this goal.

Now the energy can more easily flow in the direction we want it to. The next thing we need to figure out is, “Where do we want to be?” Often it takes knowing what we don’t want to find out what we want, but we must be very careful not to concentrate on the things we don’t want. Contrast is good, but if we marry the unwanted experience it will become difficult to break free. As we concentrate on the things that we don’t want in our lives they will begin to manifest as quickly as we assign the corresponding emotions to them.

Taking the time to write down everything that we want and being as specific as possible about our wants will help the most. As we do this we will be better able to paint a picture of exactly what this will look like, but this exercise is so much more than seeing. We must feel all the emotions associated with living the life that we want right now.

Mastering the manipulation of our emotions will be the key in pivoting our direction. We must commune with the higher self, our soul and spirit which are created in the image of God. We do this by impressing our subconscious or lower self with the idea that we already have all that we desire. In doing so, by affirmations and visualization we have caused a rift in the current of energy and have begun to change the course of the river. Picture that in your mind. Can you see the shift?

It is from within us that changes without us occur. We are becoming a magnetic force for change which is attracting like energy. Whether we concentrate on the good or the bad, that energy will attract more of the same. The energies we employ correspond directly to the synergies we receive. This is a recipe for abundance! The river is now working for us instead of against us.

I remember buying a small round swimming pool for my kids when they were little. We loved that pool. I paid $179 for the frame, liner, filter and accessories. It lasted for years too. Anyway, we would walk in a circle following each other around the outer walls of the pool. The more we moved in any one direction around the stronger the current would flow. Our concentration was on going in the same direction. As we continued to move faster the current became faster until eventually it was pulling us around the pool. Once the whirlpool became strong enough we would just lay back and enjoy the ride. Swimming against it was futile for we had already set our course in motion.

If we stood still in the pool or all went off in different directions we would have never experienced the momentum which was built. We would either waste our time wadding water or just expend our energy without achieving any positive results. A house divided cannot stand and a pool divided will not flow.

We must increase the strength of our vibration and make it as positive as possible by being grateful for all that we are and all that we have. It is imperative that we concentrate our energies on a single purpose and set the river’s current in that direction. As the momentum builds our energies will increase and the facilitation of our affirmations and visualizations will beget our manifestation.

In faith always,

Ron Ash


By The Intuitive Life Coach™

Ron Ash will intuitively identify root issues, access key problems and formulate a highly effective approach and resolution. Through proven techniques the Intuitive Life Coach™ will help you to move confidently in the direction of your dreams.


  1. Dear Ron,
    Thank you. The essay that you sent was concise and well done. I am forwarding it to a few people I know. I am sure they will find it helpful. You have a gift of expression. You have taken an abstract concept that many don’t understand and made it into an “AHA” moment! Again, thank you.

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