The purpose, or challenge, of life is to learn how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape energy into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, a feeling of a job well done. And, like learning to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act, where one must accept falling down in the course of learning how to stand up.
Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own, and you, an artist. With thoughts in the forms of belief, attitude, value and expectation, you paint the landscape of your life. Create a great day!
Who are we? One morning I woke up with these thoughts on my mind: all life is about intention; learning to think for ourselves; understanding; perspective; exploration; experimentation; discovery; loving and being loved; all I want to do is be me; oneness and sharing.
Two days later, I woke up with the thought, we’re “victims” when our thinking habits and behavior patterns are negative, and “benefactors” when they’re positive and loving. To change negative patterns of thought and behavior requires clear intention, determination, forgiveness, humor and creative aggression, in other words – audacity! We must understand we’re meant to learn from our experiences, not define ourselves by them. In the words of the rehab community, “it’s all good!”
We’re here to learn about who we are, what “reality” is, and what we’re capable of. We are gods becoming and we create our reality whether we do so consciously or not. We’re free to regard ourselves as passive victims of the creative process or active, creative participants. It’s part of an evolutionary process of expanding our awareness until we become consciously aware of our role in creating our own reality and co-creating our shared reality.
Have you ever marched in military formation or seen other people do it? All military Basic Training includes learning to march in formation. Besides moving in lock step, we sing sexually explicit songs in tune with our movements. It’s fun and makes us feel as though we’re one.
Societies and their institutions train us to march in lock step too. Sameness is favored over individuality for the sake of control. We teach a fixed curriculum and discourage each other from asking questions unless they’re of the who, what, when and where variety. Answers to “why” questions are discouraged because they threaten the control society attempts to maintain. “Why” questions are also discouraged because they imply that intention, or consciousness, is the source of matter and not the other way around, as classical science believes.
This limiting and hardened matrix of “official” beliefs slows our pace of spiritual development. Fueled by material need, we explore and develop new technologies while spiritual understanding goes unexplored and unappreciated. It doesn’t have to be this way and many of us, motivated by unexplainable mystical experiences in addition to the psychological pain of an uncertain future heightened by threatening world conditions, are responding to this need by throwing open the doors to spiritual exploration and understanding. More than anything, we want to make sense of our experience!
During childhood, many of us learn to think we’re bad, untrustworthy, inferior or undeserving. Failing to love or trust ourselves, we accept dependence on outside authority and external judgments of right and wrong, good and bad, guilt and punishment. We do less thinking and imagining for ourselves and do more following. Instead of examining and changing old beliefs that no longer serve us, we defend them as if they are us!
Ideas to set us free:
Consciousness (Energetic Awareness) is the source and substance of All That Is (the universe, All That Is, is alive).
You, me and All That Is are unique, individualized expressions of Energetic Awareness (Consciousness).
We are Aware Energy Beings creating a human reality.
As Energetic Awareness, All That Is is both one and separate.
We are not only the products of creation; we are creation itself!
LIVE for the love of Being and Creation!
When you (outer self or ego) feel lost or overwhelmed, stop what you’re doing and reach out to higher Awareness. Talk to your inner self or soul. Sit under the stars and talk with the universe. (Review: Ask Value Questions and Listen for Intuitive Answers)
Remember how good you are, how much you do and how well you do it.
Be who you love to be and do what you love to do.
Be yourself to the best of your ability!
Let love be the Light and the Way, not fear.
Live by Value Fulfillment and practice Idealism. In other words, determine the qualities of being and creation you value most, your ideals, and actualize them to the best of your ability.
Make self-improvement and natural passion the centerpiece of your life and you will automatically change yourself, and the world, for the better.
Learn from your experiences; do not define yourself by them.
Do what works and makes you happy!
From a spiritual perspective, there is no right or wrong, good or bad, guilt or punishment, there just IS. There is what works for us, and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t.
“Nothing you can ever think, say or do can keep you from being loved unconditionally.” – the Voice of Unconditional Love, from Encounter with Unconditional Love
What can be more exciting, or worth doing, than changing ourselves, and the world, for the better?
If others don’t love, trust or believe in us, we must love, trust, and believe in ourselves, and them. We must provide each other encouragement and give ourselves room to grow. Fear and judgment imprison us while love and understanding set us free. Forget “The Audacity of Hope” and focus on The Hope of Audacity!
Use affirmations like the following to replace common cultural beliefs that tell us we’re bad and we can’t trust ourselves. As you repeat them, be aware of how good they make you feel. If we don’t believe in ourselves, what hope is there for our future? They’re free, simple and easy to use. As powerful seed thoughts, they serve as antidotes to some of the most negative ideas we’re exposed to growing up. Plant them in the fertile soil of your imagination. Watch them grow and bear fruit. Believe in the good intention and healing power of your body and mind!
I love myself, because I am!
I love myself, because I can!
I trust myself, because I am!
I trust myself, because I can!
I believe in myself, because I am!
I believe in myself, because I can!
I love you, because you are!
I love you, because I can!
I trust you, because you are!
I trust you, because I can!
I believe in you, because you are!
I believe in you, because I can!
Take some time and think about how good we are, how much we do and how well we do it. We’re not perfect, but we are doing the best we can with what we know, even though we can and will learn more and do better in the future. Think about how well we treat each other at home, work, school, and in our travels. Things can always be worse than they are in the present.
When we stop making judgments based on external values of good and bad, right and wrong, guilt and punishment, winners and losers, and start paying attention to what works and makes us happy, our powers of observation, discernment and imagination will grow. As our awareness and understanding grow, our desire to be response-able (the ability to respond to changing conditions with thoughtfulness, understanding and imagination) will grow, increasing opportunities for creating peace, freedom and long-term human survival. We’ll make the most of our role in creating our personal reality, and co-creating our shared reality.
Find a great motto for yourself, one that inspires and directs you in a way you want to be inspired and directed. It may be inside you now. I’ve been inspired by an intuitive goal or motto most of my life but didn’t or couldn’t express it in words until recently. Besides wanting to love and be loved, the ideal that inspires and directs my thoughts and actions most is, seek the greatest undersetanding and serve the highest good. What’s yours?
Pete – http://realtalkworld.com/
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create our reality from what we believe about ourselves, and the world around us.
If we do not consciously choose our beliefs, we unconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love, understand and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat ourselves, and the world.
Blessings of love and understanding be to us all!
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!
As with all things, take what you like and leave the rest.