“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
Unhappy with many of the “truths” I heard as a child, I felt strongly compelled to find better answers. What you see evolving here is a version of the truth that answers all of my questions. My favorite impulse is to seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good. As a result, I’ve been able to develop a mental framework of ideas that frees me from the limitation of obligation and false loyalty associated with institutions that involve competition and demand adherence to proprietary beliefs, organizational structure, and protocol. It also helps that retirement income covers my cost of operation, which leaves me beholden to no one except myself and the truth of All That Is. What a luxury! Of course, I’m left to hope that I can remain here long enough to fulfill my dream. So far, so good!
Arriving in San Francisco, broke and jobless, in August 1973, we considered starting a bar and family restaurant as one of our job options if we could find interested financial backers. It was to be called The Graffiti Palace. I saw it as a place where people could relax, enjoy good food and surround themselves with great ideas in forms like art, poetry, and literature patrons could imprint on wood wall panels and table tops. The best ideas and art of the month would earn a prize. Periodically, wall panels and tabletops would be auctioned off to raise money for charity.
It never happened in material terms, so this digital Graffiti Palace is one way for me to pay homage to this exciting idea that, until now, never made it beyond my imagination. Enjoy and share your beliefs and feelings about the nature of Being and Creation in your own Graffiti Palace, whether you keep it in a notebook, on a wall, or Online. If you have something special you want to add to our website, use our comment section or if you think it should be posted, send us a link to the article so we can consider it for our collection. The more we surround ourselves with the ideas we love and believe in, the more influence they will have in creating positive change in our lives and the world.
Keep checking back for updates and feel free to copy any of our material for use in your own Graffiti Palace. All we ask is that, if you choose to use material from this website, please credit us as the source. Thank you. And, if you like what we’re doing here, please spread the word! – Roger “Pete” Peterson
Questions We Whisper to Ourselves and All That Is In Quiet Moments
What are we?
Who are we?
How are we?
What is “reality”?
What is 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?
What are we trying to teach ourselves?
What do we want to learn?
What can we do today for the selves we’ll be tomorrow?
What do we want most for our children, ourselves, and the world?
What is the best way to treat ourselves and each other?
What works and makes us happy?
Asking open-ended questions like these opens our hearts and minds to what we know and have forgotten, what we can do and have forgotten. When we let the demands and expectations of everyday life push them into the background of our mind, we fail to benefit from them. Asking questions like these not only connects us with the larger consciousness of which we are a part, it helps us discover what works best and makes us happiest. It helps us create what we want, instead of what we don’t want.
What Are We?
The vibrational interaction between awareness and energy (Consciousness) is necessary for Anything to exist!
(Excerpt from, The Aware Energy Theory of Being and Creation.)
In the beginning, there was nothing – until Nothing woke up, startled by the realization that it must be Something! After all, how can “nothing” exist without Something to define it? With this one shocking revelation, Nothing-Something made it possible for Anything and Everything to exist!
You can think of this momentous event as the First Vibration of Awareness and Action, the Divine Spark of Creation, the Birth of Original Thought, the First Impulse to Be and Create, the First Response to the Promise of Being and Creation, the Birth of Unconditional Love, the Birth of All That Is, the Birth of Zero and One (0 & 1), the Birth of God, Allah or the concept of a Supreme Being.
You can also think of this defining moment as the Birth of Consciousness or Aware Energy, whose nature it is to conceive and perceive – to think, feel, act and react. In theory, it was, and is, ALL these things and more, including the moment Aware Energy or Consciousness, learned how to condense a portion of itself into what we, in human form, call “matter.”
Nothing and Something, Awareness, and Action – Each Needs the Other for Anything to Exist.
Think about it: Aware Energy (Consciousness), pushed from within by the Impulse to Be and Create, and pulled from without by the Promise of Being and Creation, is the Source and Substance of All That Is. How can this be? Because, without Energy or the power to act, Awareness cannot know and express itself. And without the presence of Awareness, what defines and creates a need for Energy? Yes, one needs the other for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to exist!
From a human perspective, “matter” itself is an illusion formed by the action of thought and imagination. According to scientific research, a hydrogen atom is 99.9999999999996% empty space. Why don’t we fall right through each other? Because electrostatic fields that attract and repulse each other provide our biological senses with the illusion of density or “solid” matter.
To borrow the immortal words of Neil Armstrong and the US Space Administration, accepting that Energy possesses Awareness, or Awareness possesses Energy, “is one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.”
For the fun of it, accept the idea that Aware Energy (Consciousness) is the Source and Substance of All That Is. By defining yourself as a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, suddenly, you become:
- Both one with and separate from All That Is.
- Both a product of creation and creation itself!
How does it feel to imagine yourself as a unique Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy in an infinite field of Aware Energy? How does it feel to be the self-aware “I” within your body, mind and All That Is?
- I think, feel, act and react (conceive and perceive); therefore, I AM. (expanded version of “I think therefore I am” by Rene Descartes)
- As I think, feel, act and react, I create.
- To change what I create, I change what I think and feel, how I act and react.
- The self is my seat of power.
- The present is my point of power.
- Creating what I want (Value Fulfillment) is the promise of power.
- Being and Creation are the manifestations of power.
How Does Energetic Vibration (Interaction) Between Awareness and Energy Create Reality?
End of excerpt from The Aware Energy Theory of Being and Creation.
As Multidimensional, Vibrational Beings of Aware Energy (Consciousness), we are forever in the process of making the invisible, visible, the unknown, known, creating order out of chaos and making sense out of nonsense.
Pushed from within by the impulse to be and create, and pulled from without by the promise of being and creation, the challenge of life is learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape energy, money included, into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, the feeling of a job well done. Like learning how to walk and talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act where we, like babies, must accept falling as part of learning how to stand.
As Multidimensional, Vibrational Beings of Aware Energy, there is no right or wrong, good or bad; there just IS, supported by the energy of unconditional love. Only by being free to learn 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, do we become better and more responsible individual creators and collective cocreators.
Intuitively, we know how good we are, how much we do, and how well we do it. We also know that we do the best we can with what we think and feel at the moment and that we’re always trying to learn more so we can do better.
What is the greatest dilemma and blessing confronting us all? It is the presence of imperfection and possibility unexplored. It is the desire to seek greater understanding and serve a higher good.
Individually and together, we are forever God becoming.
Accept Responsibility for Your Power
- We think, feel, act, and react (conceive and perceive); therefore, we ARE.
- As we think, feel, act, and react, we create.
- To change what we create, we change what we think and feel, how we act and react.
- The self is our seat of power.
- The present is our point of power.
- Creating what we want, Value Fulfillment, is the promise of power.
- Being and Creation are the manifestations of power.
Ideas are the building blocks of both inner and outer reality. As Multidimensional, Vibrational Beings of Aware Energy, we create reality from what we believe (think) about ourselves and All That Is. In other words, how we define ourselves and All That Is forms our intent, which, in turn, creates our reality. Being imbued with the power to change what we create makes us responsible for the reality our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create. Don’t you agree? Whether we acknowledge it or not, as Multidimensional, Vibrational Beings of Aware Energy, we are all embarked on a journey of living and learning, self-discovery and self-development.
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 is the only way to create the reality of our ideals. It is one thing to know this intuitively and another to know it consciously. The only way to exercise power effectively is to see and acknowledge it in ourselves.
When we refuse to accept responsibility for the reality our thoughts and actions create, we deny ourselves the power and freedom to be the selves we love to be. Instead, we invite others to step in to control us for their safety and ours. As ironic as it may seem, the more responsibility we accept for the consequences of our thoughts and actions – our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations – the more love, power, and freedom we get to exercise.
What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves. If we don’t stand up for ourselves, who will? Wake up, wise up and rise up to greater understanding!
And what we can learn from it.
We Create Our Reality
Aware Energy (Consciousness) is the Source and Substance of All That Is. We think, feel, act and react (conceive and perceive); therefore, we ARE. As we think, feel, act and react, we create. To change what we create, we change what we think and feel, how we act and react. As Multidimensional, Vibrational Beings of Aware Energy, we are one with and separate from, All That Is. We are products of creation and creation itself!
Pushed from within by the impulse to be and create and pulled from without by the promise of being and creation, it is up to us to determine 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.
The challenge of being and creation is learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape energy, money included, into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, the feeling of a job well done. Like learning how to walk and talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act where we, like babies, must accept falling as part of learning how to stand.
Remember: Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and you, an artist. With thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, you paint the landscape of your life. Create a great day!
Bless Yourself and All That Is
Imagine yourself throwing loving thoughts up in the air, like confetti, so they rain down upon you and All That Is with the invisible power of their Being. Sound like fun? Try it and see for yourself!
Examples of experiences you might like to have and share. Send them out from the unconditional love within you and All That Is:
- Bless us all with the experience of love and understanding.
- Bless us all with the experience of love, truth, and joy.
- Bless us all with the experience of love and appreciation.
- Bless us all with the experience of love and forgiveness.
- Bless us all with the experience of love and acceptance.
- Bless us all with the experience of love and inspiration.
- Bless us all with the experience of love and dreams fulfilled.
- Bless us all with the experience of unconditional love.
Write other blessings and make the act of blessing yourself and All That Is a ritual, something you do every day or whenever you think of it. Understand that each one of your blessings is a living form of Aware Energy and like every other thought-form, including you, it wants to fulfill its greatest potential wherever and whenever it’s called into being. Feel the energy of your blessings fulfilling their potential within you and everyone else who wants them to be a part of their Being and Creation.
The more real your vision, the more powerful it will be. See yourself throw your blessings up in the air and watch them as they fall back upon whoever you want them to or All That Is if that’s what you want. See them accepted with joy by those who want them and rejected by those who don’t, out of respect for the oneness and individuality of us all.
For more on the nature of unconditional love and forgiveness, read, Encounter With Unconditional Love and The Healing Power of Forgiveness. When it was needed most, I encountered the energy of unconditional love as I drove over a mountain early one morning in 1985. Angry with my parents for many years, a shift in perspective during meditation brought about forgiveness.