Pure energy like money, its material equivalent, is shaped into matter and experience by thought. It can be used to lift up or smash down, to build character or destroy character, to express love or express hate, to beautify or make ugly. (From: We Create Our Own Reality)
How can anything exist at any level of being or in any form without the presence of Consciousness or Energetic Awareness? Call it Energetic Awareness or Aware Energy, whichever you prefer. Consciousness, or the ability to perceive, conceive and act – to see, imagine and take action – must be present for anything (forms and relationships) to exist. To see things for what they are is observation. To see things for what they can be is imagination. When both of these abilities work together they become the essence of being and creation itself!
Reality for a single Unit of Consciousness (see A New Story of Origin) or a vast, complex gestalt of awareness, like a human being, is whatever each entity perceives itself and its reality to be in the moment from their own unique point of view. Whether that perception is “real” in biological terms, or subjectively perceived in terms of inner dreams and visions is unimportant. Whether perception occurs through the use of our outer senses or inner senses, doesn’t matter. What we perceive and interact with in the moment is what matters whether it’s “matter” as human beings know it, or something more, or less dense than biological matter.
Our most basic creative desire or impulse is the Will to Be. Built into this impulse is the desire to know ourselves in all ways possible, to create order out of chaos, to make form out of formlessness, to make sense out of nonsense. As consciousness, our highest goal is to live for the love of being and creation. When we let self-doubt creep into our awareness, we give birth to fear. For ALL beings, life takes place between the Will to Be and the Will to Survive. For example, if what we do today supports the self we’ll be tomorrow, we’re unafraid. However, if what we do today threatens the self we’ll be tomorrow, we are afraid. It’s that simple. Sometimes, we like to scare ourselves though, just to feel alive, to learn something new or to challenge ourselves.
Why is it important to remind ourselves of who we are and what reality is when this knowledge is already an integral part of who we are?
- Appreciation: When we lose ourselves in our creations, when we forget to appreciate ourselves for who we are, we must remind ourselves. This is particularly true when we turn our creativity against ourselves by accepting beliefs like, “you’re basically bad and you can’t trust yourself - life is about survival of the fittest; it’s eat or be eaten, kill or be killed.” Uncontrolled population growth, war for profit and mindless greed also indicate that we’ve lost touch with our souls. What do we do when we lose touch with meaning in life? We go back to the basics. In this case we remind ourselves of who we are and what reality is. We rediscover the magic and wonder of who we are and what reality is. It is our road to salvation, the key to human survival. When we can clearly see the magic and wonder of life hidden within the energy of superficiality, chaos, violence, hate, competition and greed swirling around us, we increase our chances for survival. It’s simple math. We must reconnect with our true spiritual nature, not the nature defined by the intellect of man and matter but that nature defined by our own experience as beings of awareness and action.
- The Expansion of Conscious Knowledge: There is a difference between unconscious knowledge and conscious knowledge. How often have you heard the statement, “knowledge is power”? We know much more intuitively than we know intellectually and during times of danger or stress we seek to make unconscious knowledge conscious in an attempt to save the day. This is what we’re doing in the United States and around the world today. They say “necessity is the mother of invention”, and under the pressure of threatening earth changes, overpopulation, food shortages, growing violence and economic collapse, we all feel the need to figure a way out of the mess we’ve made for ourselves. Understanding who we are and that we create our own reality is part of the solution. Who’s to say, we, in our deeper wisdom, are not creating these dire circumstances to make us look deeper into ourselves – to seek greater understanding so we can make necessary changes in our lives?
- Evolution: By expanding our consciousness, we evolve. Evolution is driven by the tension between the love of being and creation and the fear of suffering and death. When we become more aware and less judging, we will lose fear and become unconditionally loving. According to some, the essential self, consciousness or spirit, evolves on a great Cosmic Wheel. When those who evolve to the level of all-knowingness and all-understanding (Unconditional Love) tire of this state, they burst into their most primordial parts, individual units of consciousness, and begin the cycle of creation and evolution all over again, until they become, once more, the Energy of Unconditional Love. This is thought to continue in an endless cycle of creation and expansion. If this concept reflects reality then we, as complex energy gestalts, aggregations of consciousness units in human form, are somewhere along this great Cosmic Wheel, trying to find our way back to a state of unconditional love. According to this belief, all individualized aspects of Consciousness, you and me, like a moth to a flame, are creatively looking for and being drawn back to the love. It is the beacon in the night we look for and that looks for us.
To understand how consciousness works in creating reality, it helps to explore less tangible levels of reality like those we experience in dreams. Because of the increased density and complexity of matter it is more difficult to see the connection between our thoughts and emotions, and the experiences they create. Because creation is as natural and easy as breathing we often overlook the creative nature of mundane, everyday experiences, like finding and drinking water when we’re thirsty or finding and eating food when we’re hungry. Educating ourselves and creating a means of making money is something most of us do but how often do we think of these activities as acts of creation? Social institutions tend to view us as empty sponges or blank slates to be filled with information without question. Where is the joy of self-discovery in this? Self-confidence and positive self-esteem come from seeing ourselves being ourselves successfully.
In dreams it’s easier to see the connections between our thoughts, emotions and experience because in dream realities we’re on our own. In dreams, changes in response to our thoughts happen instantaneously. In waking reality, changes in response to our thoughts take time to happen because of the biological density of matter and conflicts between opposing and limiting beliefs. For example, from the time I knew I wanted to give and receive unconditional love, it took two years for inner forces to align conditions in the waking world that would produce that experience. Conditions had to be just right for me to experience this energy the way I did. (Read the last few paragraphs of: Encounter With Unconditional Love.)
Occasionally, in waking reality, we experience “being in the zone”. We define “being in the zone” as everything going right for us in the moment. For most of us, this experience doesn’t happen very often. Sometimes though, we do get to see the connection between our thoughts and waking reality by remembering that we dreamed of being famous or important when we were young and then found ourselves famous or important later in life. Sometimes, other aspects of life become more compelling and our early dreams are discarded. Many popular cultural and family beliefs limit understanding. If we find ourselves stymied by the limiting thoughts of people around us, we must take responsibility by learning how to think for ourselves. The following dreams give us insight into the nature of creation and reality.
Pete’s Creation Dreams
Dreams come in many forms and deal with many issues. One class of dreams can be called “Creation” dreams because they focus on the elusive act of creation itself. They allow you to observe and explore the connection between your thoughts and emotions in the creation of your experience. I choose the word, elusive, because it’s necessary to lose yourself in your creations in order to experience them, especially waking experiences. When you stop paying attention to your surroundings in physical form, bad things happen. Think about driving a race car or chopping vegetables with a sharp knife. In physical reality you cannot let your attention stray too far before there are serious consequences.
In dreams, however, there’s room to play. You lose track of one experience, the next minute you’re dreaming about something else. Get killed in a knife fight? No problem! Like an actor in a movie, you get up and move on to the next job. To maintain your experience, you must get lost in it. As a result of busyness and stress in waking reality, you can often fail to recognize or appreciate your role in creating each new experience.
In religion you’re told you’re the creation of God. In science, you’re told you’re an accident or freak of nature, which is beyond ludicrous given the freedom of choice, complexity and integrity of All That Is. If you’re “God’s Child” shouldn’t you have God’s abilities, or at least consider yourself a god in the making? Every thought you have and every choice you make is an act of creation. Follow the links below for examples of creation in dreams. Because waking reality is denser than dream reality, materialization of thought is slower. Conflicting beliefs also effect the outcome of our waking dreams and desires:
“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!