Can We Change People?
By Marilyn Jenett
There was a class of "challenged" children
and many teachers were brought in over time but each one ended up quitting
in frustration. Finally, a teacher was brought in and a miracle happened.
That class of students ended up becoming a group of happy, well- behaved and
good students. What happened?
From the time that teacher entered the
classroom, she refused to see the children as they appeared to others. She
saw through and beyond appearances. She instead saw in her mind's eye each
student as a well-behaved, perfect student. She saw only their potential and
perfection and they became exactly as she envisioned.
We Can Change Our
Part of my teaching is that you cannot
change people. What you can do is change your perception of them. When you
envision them as you want them to be, in their happy and best state, they
pick this up and respond on a subconscious level. In my own life, I have
used this principle to great advantage. I would imagine someone being
receptive and in my mind's eye see them harmonizing with me. I would imagine
them being happy or pleased or whatever and "hear" them expressing what I
would like to hear. Of course, we only want to envision the highest and the
best for someone. We don't impose our will on someone else, but we can lift
them in consciousness to their own highest good by maintaining that image in
our thoughts and feelings. This releases the other person and allows
adjustments to be made on a mental and spiritual level. Releasing is
powerful. When we loose and let go, amazing things happen. There will either
be a noticeable change in the person or that person will peacefully move out
of our lives if they are not supposed to be there for our highest good.
Remember this principle? It is our job to
see and feel the end result. It is the Universe's job to get us there.
You Might Be Surprised
I have had students apply this principle
and see changes in their spouses, friends, and others. Don't laugh, but I
have even used this on inanimate objects and it worked! The answers come
when we loosen up.
Like it or not, we are greatly influenced
and can become as others see us (and "feel" us). We do pick up their
thoughts subconsciously. In the area of marketing, we must make the effort
to project to others what we desire to project - as this determines the
feedback and results we get - or else we will subconsciously respond to
their ideas about us. This carries over into our personal lives. I have seen
people who could not move forward because of the image of them held by those
close to them. It took concerted effort to shift their consciousness beyond
what others thought and finally succeed. And then there is the opposite.
Many have succeeded because someone else believed in them and saw a greater
potential than they saw for themselves.
Try It... You'll Like It
Wouldn't it be an interesting experiment to
change our perceptions about a difficult person in our business life - a
client, partner, co-worker, boss - or in our personal life - a spouse,
partner, relative, child - and see what happens?
You have nothing to lose and everything to
gain to put this principle into practice and see what happens. Instead of
imaging things as they are, which I am sorry to say will only perpetuate
more of the same, start imaging the person or situation as you want them to
Give thanks for the end result. Use the
powerful gratitude principle combined with affirmative prayer to turn those
very situations around by expressing gratitude for the solutions before they
appear. Bringing the desired result into the "now" moment by using the
gratitude principle speeds our desired good to us.
© Copyright 2004 Marilyn Jenett
Marilyn Jenett, an accomplished business
owner in the corporate arena (http://www.MarilynJenettLocations.com)
founded the Feel Free to Prosper program to mentor and teach others to
become aligned with Universal laws and accept their right to prosper. Her
students, from around the globe and from all walks of life, are enjoying
remarkable success using her lessons and participating in her telephone
group sessions. For more information, check out her website at
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