Zig Ziglar once said, “You cannot tailor-make the situations in life, but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.”

Attitude is everything. However, I believe we CAN tailor-make the situations in life if we believe with all our hearts it can be done, and act upon it. I am a tailor, and I know I can create something out of nothing in more ways than one.

If we have the attitude of positive change for humankind, while humbly accepting what the universe presents at the present moment, we may then be inspired to create change. A good example is how Gandhi’s wife cleaned the toilets to help free the Indian people. It is the ego that sees itself separate from nature that creates problems. The more we see ourselves as a few particles of stardust in this glorious universe, we can humbly realize the power within us, and use that power in a peaceful, nonviolent way to work for the greater good.

By using the innate creativity within us and unleashing our imagination, we can paint a detailed picture in our mind, and follow through with action to bring our creative thoughts into reality. Once the thrill of creating something out of nothing is experienced, the imagination will be valued and honored as the spiritual source of the material, and the imagination will flow endlessly.  It’s up to our own imagination and action to make our lives the greatest work of art that we will ever create.

Humbly accepting what the universe presents at the present moment does not necessarily mean non-action.  Natural law requires us to be flexible, and to accept the greater order of the universe.  But the key is flexibility, not stagnancy.  In nature, nothing ever stays the same.  We can not control nature, just like a drop in the ocean can not control the ocean, but we can highly influence the pond in our own backyard.

How we see things can change the way we experience life.  We have the ability to control our thoughts and attitudes, which create the pattern of our personal energy.  Our personal energy and the energy of the universe are one and the same.  Our thought waves are part of the ocean of consciousness in the universe.  When we accept our part in the great scheme of things, and use our power of focus, we can create the reality of our livesWhat we focus on expands.

Repetition intensifies the energy of thoughts.  The ancient practice of meditation and mantras, or the reciting of sacred prayers while focused on a higher power, can take us into the energetic level of reality.  We can learn to control our energies to influence our lives and the entire world in a positive way.  It just takes belief and commitment over time.

A person who is overflowing with gratefulness for what the universe has given, and serves others with love and joy, will surely attract abundance and turn imagination into reality.

Albert Einstein said,  “Imagination is more important than knowledge.  For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Be the change you wish to see to create alchemy within and without.