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What Works and Makes You Happy – Part 2

What Is Reality?

In What Works and Makes You Happy – Part 1, the focus was on the question, who or what are we? In Part 2, we ask:  What’s Reality?

Religion tells us we’re creations of a Supreme Being or God and all we have to do is obey His rules or suffer the consequences. The most appealing aspect of religion for me is its emphasis on mysticism or belief in the unseen. Science tells us we’re the result of a great cosmic explosion that just happened to produce all the elements that make life, as we know it, possible. In this story of origin, based on mindless energy and random motion, consciousness somehow develops, which allows us to shape and manipulate other forms of energy, depending on their availability and our skill level. This worldview tends to support ideas of separation, scarcity and competition for survival. Personally, I find the most appealing aspect of science is active and thoughtful observation and exploration of, and experimentation with, all things perceivable and conceivable.

In Part 1, we focused on the newest and most exciting answer to the question, who or what are we? – Aware Energy (Consciousness), stimulated by the Impulse to Be, is the Source and Substance of All That Is. This theory not only says that we’re both one and separate; it also supports the idea that we’re both products of creation and creation itself! Seeing ourselves as Aware Energy not only provides us with a platform to support our experiences in outer reality, it also supports our experiences in inner reality. It gives us a natural reason to love and care for each other. As Aware Energy, as we think, we create.

This is a great place to ask, are all possible thoughts available to us because we’re all part of All That Is and All That Is is part of us? What else can explain how people throughout human history have conceived of ideas and have had experiences that transcended the known “reality” at the time? Who are we? What’s reality? What’s the purpose of life? What do we know that we don’t know we know? What can we do that we don’t know we can do? Where do we begin and where do we end?

The value of an idea is in the reality it creates and what you can learn from it.

We Create Our Own Reality

During the course of everyday events, we often forget the role of thoughts in the forging of our material reality. We get lost in the visible symbols, the material by-products of our imaginations, forgetting the invisible blueprints from which they, and we, emerge. (Seth describes what we think of as “material” reality, as camouflage. It’s an illusion created by our biological senses that’s designed to provide us with a unique set of experiences and learning opportunities.)

Energy, like money, its material equivalent, is shaped into matter and experience by thought, imagination and intention. 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. (Is the Impulse to Be, without discrimination, the essence of Unconditional Love? Think about it, without freedom of expression (free will) and the experience of consequences how can we, as unique, individualized expressions of Aware Energy, learn how to take responsibility for our thoughts and actions? {See Seth On the Importance of Opposites In Learning How to Use Consciousness Responsibly, short excerpt below.} As human Beings, the cost of our investment in life seems too precious and hard-fought to lose. When we fear the pain of suffering and the loss of death, don’t we value life more highly, don’t we work harder to learn how to preserve it? As Beings of Aware Energy, we create reality much more freely and spontaneously {see the excerpt from Genesis – A Lucid Creation Dream, below}. Free of pressure and fear, can we learn as much?)

The purpose, or challenge, of Being and Creation 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.

Remember:

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!

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What is the Challenge of Being and Creation?

  • Is the primary challenge of Being and Creation, Being and Creation itself?
  • Is it learning how to create order out of chaos, clarity out of confusion, sense out of nonsense, understanding out of misunderstanding?
  • Is it learning about values like freedom, power and responsibility?
  • Is it about learning to love and appreciate ourselves and All That Is?
  • Is it learning to trust ourselves?
  • Is it learning to believe in ourselves?
  • Is it learning how to make the invisible, visible; the subtle, obvious?
  • Is it learning how to turn hate into love, fear into confidence, self-doubt into self-acceptance?
  • Is it learning how to pay attention to our experiences and learn from them?
  • Is it seeing the connection between our thoughts and experiences?
  • Is it seeing oneness and separation in All That Is?
  • Is it seeing ourselves in each other?
  • Is it understanding that we’re not only products of creation, we’re creation itself?
  • Is it recognizing how good we are, how much we do, and how well we do it?
  • Is it realizing that we’re doing the best we can with what we know in the moment and, as we understand more, we do better?
  • Is it learning the difference between what we like and what we don’t like, what works for us and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t, instead of mindlessly following the rules of right and wrong, good and bad, as defined by others?
  • Is it learning how to live by value fulfillment and practice idealism (determine the qualities of Being and Creation we value most, our ideals, and actualize them to the best of our ability)?
  • Is it learning how to create belief structures and material actualizations that work for us, not against us, belief structures that make us happy, not unhappy?
  • Is it learning how to create what we want and avoid what we don’t want?
  • Is it learning to be who we love to be and do what we love to do?
  • Is it seeking greater understanding so we can serve a higher good?
  • Is it remembering that we’re all unique, individualized expressions of Aware Energy, and that we create our own reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves, and the world around us?
  • Is it remembering that, together, we co-create our shared reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves, and the world around us?
  • Is it reconnecting with Source Energy while we’re still human?
  • Is it keeping one foot in inner reality and one foot in outer reality for understanding and balance?
  • Is it evolving from unconscious creators into conscious creators?
  • Is it remembering that YOU are the change you’re creating and I am the change I’m creating?

It looks like I got a little carried away here but, what can I say? I’m obsessive about understanding who we are and what it means. It’s my love, my joy, and it’s hard to stop when I get going. If nothing else, these questions point out the importance of challenge in our lives. Without the stress of challenge, how could life exist? What would motivate us to grow and change?

What are your personal challenges in Being and Creation? How are you responding to them? That brings us to the next part of What Works and Makes You Happy – Part 3: What Is the Purpose of Life?

Wake up, wise up and rise up.

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Seth On the Importance of Opposites In Learning How to Use Consciousness Responsibly

Seth  “The effect of opposites results… from a lack of perception. Since you must operate within the world as you perceive it… opposites will appear to be conditions of existence. These elements have been isolated for a… reason. You are being taught, and you are teaching yourselves to handle energy, to become conscious co-creators with All That Is, and one of the stages of development or learning processes includes dealing with opposites as realities.

“In your terms, the ideas of good and evil help you recognize the sacredness of existence, the responsibility of consciousness. The ideas of opposites also are necessary guidelines for the developing ego. The inner self knows quite well the unity that exists.”

From Session 587, Seth Speaks – The Eternal Validity Of The Soul

Regarding channeled material: Here’s a great quote from Jerry Hicks, deceased husband of Esther Hicks, who channels the nonphysical entity, Abraham:  “If it’s useful who cares where it comes from?” Good one, Jerry; many of us feel that same way!

From Genesis – A Lucid Creation Dream:

This dream is unique. It illustrates the power of thought and imagination when it operates unimpeded by limiting and conflicting beliefs. Athletes refer to these amazing moments as being “in the zone.”

I awoke in utter darkness, standing on dry, lifeless ground. My body was naked and human. Curiously, I slowly inched forward, step by step, while my hands and feet explored the space around me. When the toes of my right foot touched water, it felt warm and inviting. When the water grew deep enough, I leaned forward and started swimming, cautiously feeling my way along with every movement. Like the soil, the water felt dead. Without questioning my next thought, I wondered: where are the fish? Suddenly baby fish started nibbling curiously at my skin. Where is the light, I wondered, and dawn broke over the horizon.

As darkness turned to light, I wondered: where are the dangerous water creatures? and deadly looking snakes appeared. Some swam on the surface of the water and some below. Large, toothy fish flashed by as well, coming closer and closer. Sensing imminent danger, my next thoughts were spontaneous and clear. I wish you no harm and I want no harm. Be at peace! And they were.

Nearing the opposite shore, I wondered: where are the plants? Before the thought was complete, trees and flowering plants appeared as if there all along! Standing up to walk ashore, I wondered: where are the dangerous animals, and a ferocious Komodo Dragon appeared on top of a grassy knoll a short distance away. Fearing I may have turned the “danger knob” up too high once again, I quickly thought: well, why can’t this Komodo Dragon be different, why can’t it be friendly? Instantly, its demeanor changed. It became playful and started awkwardly wagging its long, heavy tail in loving anticipation. No longer drooling over a meal, it came to me like a puppy and gamboled happily at my feet, waiting to be petted.

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What Works and Makes You Happy, Part 1 – Who or What are We?

What Works and makes You Happy, Part 3 – What Is the Purpose of Life?

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“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Instead of money, power and privilege, would love, truth and joy be a better measure of success? One isolates us in the material world of separation, scarcity and competition while the other not only acknowledges our oneness AND separation, it acknowledges our role in creation itself. Using love, truth and joy as a measure of success provides us with a moral compass. It encourages us to live for the love of Being and Creation, instead of running from the fear of suffering and death. It inspires us to find and express what’s best in all that we are.

“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 own reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves, and the world around us.

If we don’t consciously choose our own beliefs, we unconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.

If beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?

What do we want most for our children, ourselves and the world?

The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!

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