I love to play with ideas because I see them as the building blocks of creation. I test drive them to see where they take me. If I like the ride and think I can learn more, I’ll ride them again. If they become particularly important to me, I make them my friends. One of my favorite ideas is that I am part of a larger, inner self that knows much more than me. So, when I go to bed at night, I often ask my inner self to help me understand what we are, what reality is, and what the purpose of life is. When I wake up in the morning, I ask my invisible, soundless inner self what s/he has to share with me. Then, I listen and write down whatever comes into mind. If I find a subject particularly intriguing, I’ll explore it until my interest is exhausted and I’m ready to move on to something else. It’s like a discussion but much deeper. I seem to be interacting with ideas themselves. Here’s where it started this morning:
Creating a life of meaning – what does that mean?
Creating a life of value – what does that mean?
Creating a life of purpose – what does that mean?
Does Consciousness want to know itself?
Does it want to know itself as everything possible?
Does All That Is, in every form of itself, want to be loved and valued?
Do you want to be loved and valued?
When our reward for thought and action is a sense of satisfaction and the feeling of a job well done, does it keep us in touch with the universe and spiritually grounded? Does how much money, power, and privilege we accumulate do the same when we let material values like these become our primary measures of success? Does an obsession with money, power, and privilege eventually throw us and society out of balance?
When there is no more money to facilitate the exchange of goods and services, what happens to the need and development of human skills? What happens to the quality of life when people can no longer find meaningful work to make money and buy essential goods and services to satisfy their basic needs? In a world of haves and have-nots, how can anyone find peace?
Will using inner values like a sense of satisfaction and the feeling of a job well done, feelings of love, truth, and joy, help us create a more loving world based on cooperation and spiritual connection? Isn’t life more about living, loving, learning and evolving, than being good or bad, right or wrong? Isn’t it more about accepting that we’re not only products of creation; we’re creation itself? Here’s an excerpt from my personal worldview. It’s what works best and makes me happiest. What else can you do when what you’ve been given doesn’t work for you?
Excerpt from Sharing A Different Worldview:
How can we accept the idea that Aware Energy or Consciousness is the Source and Substance of All That Is? 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 experience of it, imagine that Aware Energy or Consciousness, pushed from within by the Impulse to Be and Create and drawn from without by the promise of Being and Creation, is the Source and Substance of All That Is. As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy in an infinite field of Aware Energy, how does it feel to be a self-aware “I” within your body, mind and All That Is?
How does it feel to be:
- Both one with and separate from All That Is?
- Both a product of creation and creation itself?
How does it feel to know that:
- We think, feel, act and react (conceive and perceive); therefore, we ARE. (expanded version of “I think therefore I am” by Rene Descartes)
- 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.
- Being and Creating what we value is the promise of power.
- Being and Creation are the manifestations of power.
- Being seeks to create the visible from the invisible, the known from the unknown. It seeks to create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense.
To boggle your mind even further, try this for fun! Ask yourself: where is the “me” that existed two minutes ago. Where did it go and in what form does it exist in my current “now”? By the same token, ask yourself: where is the “me” that will appear two minutes from now? In what form does it exist in my present? What about the earth and the universe? Outside the moment we interact with it, in what form does it exist? Are there worlds and realities that exist beyond our current field of comprehension, our current area of interest? Do we create what we concentrate on, what we habitually and playfully think about?
Excerpt from We Create Our 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 and talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act where we must accept falling as part of learning how to stand.
Remember: 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.
On the other hand, when we let material concepts like money, power, and privilege (status?) serve as our measures of success, don’t we tend to compare and separate ourselves from each other? Doesn’t this world of value judgment, right and wrong, good and bad, control from without through the shame of guilt and the fear of punishment, become more clearly defined the longer we focus our attention on separation, scarcity, and competition in the name of self-survival, me versus we?
Favor the material side of us or the spiritual one? Can we service both at the same time?
What are we trying to teach ourselves? What do we want to learn?
What works best and makes us happiest?
What do we want most for our children, ourselves, and the world?
Do we seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good or not? Do we prefer to see greater understanding and serve a higher good? Do we ride life hard or with a light reign? Do we vary our intensity as circumstances seem fit?
Do we look for the best in ourselves and All That Is? Or, is just looking for the good enough?
Is the Self the intermediary between the soul, the body, and the world? Is the world anything more than projected symbols and meanings made “real” through the learned focus of our attention?
Again, doesn’t Being seek to create the visible from the invisible, the known from the unknown? Doesn’t it seek to create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense?
Talk and listen to the universe. It has much to say to us and we have much to learn.
All That Is is a different face of God. Which face do you want to see when you look in the mirror of the world?
Being is the ultimate creation.
Without awareness and action, Being, in any form, could not exist.
So, aside from the excerpt and some related comments above, this is what was on my mind when I woke up this morning. Where do ideas like these come from and how do some of them attract enough interest or energy to become part of our reality? Cheers!
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 must do for ourselves.
Seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good.
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