Adapt or Die
Ideas are the building blocks of creation. As we think, feel, act and react, we create. In other words, what we believe about ourselves and the world forms our intent, which, in turn, creates our reality. When an idea, habit, or worldview begins to create more problems than it solves, what are we meant to do? We’re meant to see it for what it is and replace it with a different idea, habit, or worldview; one that works better and makes us happier. Doesn’t that make sense?
If we refuse to change, things just keep getting worse until we do. Isn’t that the way it works? We know this intuitively, if not consciously, and have already begun to change the way we see ourselves and the world, whether we know it or not. To create my own larger picture of reality, I found that it was necessary to accept that there is no right or wrong, good or bad (value judgment or control from the outside-in); there just IS! There is what we like and don’t like, what works for us and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t – value fulfillment or control from the inside-out. This distinction is important because one limits our ability to change by limiting our power and sense of responsibility. The other frees our ability to change by allowing us greater power and responsibility. Which do you prefer?
We Create Reality
I don’t know what works and makes you happy but I do know what works and makes me happy. It begins with a different story of origin. Excerpt from (full article hidden from view at present) – In the Beginning There Was Nothing:
In the Beginning There Was Nothing
(This is my personal theory about how All That Is began and how It continues to Be and Create itself. From my perspective, it’s what works best and makes me happiest in my oneness with and separation from All That Is – as both a product of creation and creation itself.)
In the beginning, there was nothing – until Nothing realized it was Something! After all, how can nothing exist without Something to define it? Sound hokey? Yeah! But it makes sense to me, so I’m stickin to it! Suddenly, with this one shocking revelation, nothing, which was now both Nothing and Something, came to life, making it possible for Anything and Everything to exist!
This profound event can be defined as the Birth of Original Thought, the Divine Spark of Creation, the First Vibration of Awareness and Action, 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 One and Zero (1 and 0, on and off, yes and no, oneness and individuality, self and other), the Birth of God, Allah, or the concept of a Supreme Being.
We 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.”
Even from a human perspective, “matter” is an illusion formed by thought and feeling, action and reaction. 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 the idea that Energy possesses Awareness, or Awareness possesses Energy, “is one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.”
Got your Einstein detective hat on? Consider this: without Energy or the power to act, how can Awareness know and express itself? And without the presence of Awareness, what defines and creates a need for Energy? Doesn’t one need the other for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to exist?
To cast off the cloak of limiting, earthbound thinking and open our hearts and minds to greater awareness and understanding, let’s start by asking ourselves a few questions. For example, what are thoughts? Where do they come from and where do they go? What are feelings? Where do they come from and where do they go? Where is the “you” that existed two minutes ago? Where did it go and in what form does it exist now? Where is the “you” that will appear two minutes from now? In what form does it exist before it becomes “you” in the present? What about the earth? Outside of Now, in what form does it exist?
Let’s assume for the moment that every “thing,” including every human being, is a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy suspended in an infinite field of Aware Energy. How does it feel to be a self-aware “I Am” within your body, mind and All That Is? What does it tell us about ourselves? What does it tell you about yourself?
As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, how would you describe your experience in Being and Creation? To give you a nudge, here’s how I define my experience in Being and Creation:
- I think, feel, act and react; therefore, I AM. (expanded version of “I think therefore I am” by Rene Descartes)
- As I think, feel, act and react (conceive and perceive), I create.
- To change what I create, I change what I think and feel, how I act and react.
- As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, I am both one with and separate from All That Is. I am not only a product of creation; I am creation itself!
- The self (the thinking, feeling, choice-making and action-taking intermediary between inner reality, the body, and outer reality, the “I Am” of what and who I am) is my seat of power.
- The present is my point of power.
- Being and creating what I value is the promise of power.
- Being and Creation are the manifestations of power.
- Being and Creation make the invisible, visible, the unknown, known, driven by the impulse to create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense.
To exist, we must create. To create, we must exist.
Each thought is a different side of the same coin.
Whether we are individual Aware Energy or Consciousness Units (AEUs or CU’s) or complex gestalts (organizations) of AEUs, like human beings, it works the same. To create what we want, the outer self, ego, or self-identity, pushed from within by the Impulse to Be and Create and drawn from without by the Promise of Being and Creation, the Beating Heart of Consciousness, must learn the difference between what it likes and doesn’t like, what works for it and what doesn’t, what makes it happy and what doesn’t. In other words, to create what we want, we must know what we don’t want.*
* Excerpt from We Create Our Own Reality:
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 or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act that makes falling part of learning how to stand.
Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and each of us, an artist. With thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, we paint the landscape of our lives. Create a great day!
…and what we can learn from it.
If thoughts, in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, create our reality, don’t we want our children to know and understand this? Don’t we all want to know and understand this? Like us, how can they improve themselves or their behavior if they don’t look for or see the connection between what they think and do, and their experiences in life? Letting others think for us may be necessary for a while but isn’t developing the ability to think for ourselves, a natural step in our evolution? Overcoming fear, uncertainty, conflict and limitation is not easy but without the ability or desire to develop greater awareness and understanding, how can we become what we value most? How can we become our true selves, the selves we love to be?
This theory of Being and Creation offers an alternative to the Big Bang Theory of classical science and The Story of Creation in the Bible. It reflects much of the new thinking that is emerging, not only from curious minds in quantum physics and religion but from anyone with the curiosity to reach out to higher consciousness for new understanding.
There you have it: to change what we create, we must change what we think and feel, how we act and react. I’m not asking you to believe me; believe yourself! You’re the one who benefits or suffers most from what you choose to believe about yourself and the world.
To get the most out of your experience, keep an open heart and mind as you read the thoughts and questions included here and on my website, realtalkworld.com, and at The LifeSong Store, hosted by Café Press.com.
Using a storefront format forces me to simplify ideas and turn them into memes* that are easy to understand and share with others. Having a storefront not only makes it possible to lay out the example of a different worldview, it includes questions we can all pose to the universe. It also makes it possible to raise money to help humanity make the jump from a value judgment world of right and wrong, good and bad to a value fulfillment world of what works best and makes us happiest, in our oneness with and separation from All That Is.
* Meme – “A meme is a piece of information that is passed from one entity (person, book, etc.) to another. Often memes are social or cultural in nature and are ways aspects of culture are passed from person to person so that the information is understood.” – Psychology glossary, alleydog.com
Look for the ideas that inspire you most. Share why you like them and encourage others to join the conversation. For example, if you like the meme, Making How we are more important than Who we are (see below), because it puts the emphasis more on how we treat each other, instead of how we compare or measure up to each other, send it around the web for others to think about. There is no reason why the idea of becoming Conscious Creators can’t go viral in a big way. As we post our favorite thoughts and questions to more apps, more people will join the conversation and become aware of how We Create Our Own reality.
How to use The LifeSong Store to help promote awareness of a Different World View:
Go to The LifeSong Store on Café Press by clicking the store link.
- Pick a store section, either “Share Thoughts” or “Ask Questions.”
- Pick a thought or question you like and click on it (don’t forget to read the blurbs under each image as well. They add more to understanding the significance of each idea.)
- Pick a product image you like and click on it. To the right of the image that comes up, click on the Facebook “Like” button or open the “Share” button to post an image on Facebook, Twitter or some other app you use. Use the email button to send an image and message to a family member or friend.
Here’s one of my favorite thoughts or memes:
When we make how we are, how we treat each other and ourselves more important than who we are, how we measure up or compare to each other, we make a small change within that creates a huge change without. This statement highlights one of many thought-choices we can make to expand our awareness and become more conscious of how we create reality. For example, if we make money, power, and privilege (material values) more important than love, truth, and joy (emotional values), we open the door to associated beliefs like separation, scarcity, competition, “enough is never enough” and “the ends justify the means.” When money is considered more important than what it was initially designed to do, facilitate the exchange of goods and services, it stops serving value fulfillment and idealism. Instead, it begins to serve greed, selfishness, discrimination, exploitation, fear, poverty, hunger, homelessness, disease, violence, war and, ultimately, self-destruction.
When ideas like “enough is never enough” and “the ends justify the means” become part of our belief structure, we begin to serve the self or ego at the expense of others. We fly without a guiding light or moral compass. If, on the other hand, we make values like love, truth, and joy more important than money, power, and privilege, we bring balance, not only to our own lives but the lives of others as well. This is why it is important to keep asking questions like, what are we trying to teach ourselves? What do we want to learn?
Every idea has its own validity and presents us with a choice. This seems to support the idea that we’re here to live, love, learn and evolve. Conscious Creators – always looking within and without for the best to express!
Roger “Pete” Peterson – https://realtalkworld.com
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
What others will not or cannot do for us, we can and must do for ourselves if we consider it important enough.
Seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good.
Read all about it at The LifeSong Store at Cafe Press!
Affirm what you believe!