The more I played with this and the more I learned from different mentors along the way, for me, "thoughts become things," shifted to, "choice creates." I realized that what we put our attention on, energy into, and buy as real, translates into what we are willing to be in the world, which in turn guides our choices, and, ultimately our actions. What we choose energetically and physically actually shapes the reality we create and live in.
In my professional, as well as personal practice, I see time and time again that when we perceive this, integrate it into what we choose to be in our lives, and use it as a guide for engaging in the world around us, we have greater access to creating a fulfilling and generative life and living. We can choose our thoughts and the things those thoughts create!
We become the CREATOR of our lives, enhance our capacity for LIVING, and release the passive victim state in which life happens to us willy nilly.
What choices have you made that have created what is now showing up?
How is it offering you precisely the opportunities for the growth you have been asking for? (It just may not be showing up the way you thought it would!)
The beauty is, if something you have chosen isn't working, you can choose again - something different!
What choices can you begin making now that are coherent with the future you would like to create?