What are we?
Who 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 best and makes us happiest?
Questions we whisper to ourselves in quiet moments.
Consciousness (awareness and action) is always trying to make the invisible, visible, the unknown, known, create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense. This impulse is as important to Being and Creation as breathing is to the life of a human body. – from Life’s Song
Excerpt 1 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 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 down as part of learning how to stand up.
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!
How we choose to define ourselves and our relationship with the world around us forms our intent, which, in turn, creates our experience. Change what we think and we change what we create.
Excerpt 2 from We Create Our Own Reality:
Aware Energy (Consciousness) is the Source and Substance of All That Is. As Beings of Aware Energy, 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 Beings of Aware Energy, we are both one with, and separate from, All That Is. We are both 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.
Change What We Think and We Change What We Create!
“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
Real Talk World (RTW) is about seeking greater understanding and serving a higher good. It is about doing for ourselves what others will not or cannot do for us. It is about asking better questions and finding better answers. It is about talking truth to ourselves and each other. It is about getting clear on what we want so we can let go of what we don’t want. Consider it a think tank, an incubator or resource for the expansion and development of human awareness and understanding.
What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves! Don’t you agree? If we don’t stand up for ourselves, who will? Isn’t the increase of fear and confusion in the world one way to tell ourselves that it’s time to wake up, wise up and rise up to a greater understanding than we have now? Besides, what’s more exciting, or worth doing, than changing ourselves for the better to change the world for the better? What can be easier on our bodies, minds, souls, and wallets? Are we here to be right or wrong, good or bad or, are we here to live and learn? Which orientation do you think is most productive, most life-affirming?
What We Tell Ourselves Through Religion and Science
This is not an attack on religion or science because both institutions serve us well in many ways. What we need to look at, though, is how we define ourselves through religion and science. Whether it’s intentional or unintentional, we tend to see ourselves as forever the children of an eternal “God” who demands strict obedience from his children. Break His command and you will be shamed by guilt and punished for it. My class in Catholic school was told that because Adam and Eve ate of the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil against God’s express command, all humans born since then are guilty of their original sin.
Now, in the realm of possibilities and probabilities, there are other ways to look at God’s behavior. Instead of defining Him as angry and vengeful, what if, in reality, He was a loving and caring God who understood what it would take to get Adam and Eve to take responsibility for themselves. After all, in Genesis, Chapter 2, Verses 16-17, in the King James version of the Bible, He told Adam:
16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Ah ha, this sounds like a setup to me. What about you? As the story of creation continues, Eve is created from one of Adam’s ribs (Chapter 2, Verses 21-23). As soon as Chapter 3 of the Book of Genesis opens, we’re introduced to the serpent:
1. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2. And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3. But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10. And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12. And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Now, if someone told you that you could eat the fruit from all the trees in the garden, except the one located in the middle, described as the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, what would you do? Sounds pretty tempting, doesn’t it? Before banishing Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, God says, at the end of Chapter 3:
21. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23. Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
We can only guess what God’s real intention is in this story. If nothing else, it seems mixed and open to interpretation by whoever perceives it. Without internal or external motivation, how can anyone grow up and learn to think for themselves, to take responsibility for themselves? As a parent, don’t you want your children to learn how to think for themselves and take responsibility for their actions? How else can you expect them to learn from their experiences and create the reality of their dreams instead of falling into a nightmare?
Science and the Big Bang Theory
According to a National Geographic article online:
“The most popular theory of our universe’s origin centers on a cosmic cataclysm unmatched in all of history—the big bang. This theory was born of the observation that other galaxies are moving away from our own at great speed, in all directions, as if they had all been propelled by an ancient explosive force.
“Before the big bang, scientists believe, the entire vastness of the observable universe, including all of its matter and radiation, was compressed into a hot, dense mass just a few millimeters across. This nearly incomprehensible state is theorized to have existed for just a fraction of the first second of time.
“Big bang proponents suggest that some 10 billion to 20 billion years ago, a massive blast allowed all the universe’s known matter and energy—even space and time themselves—to spring from some ancient and unknown type of energy.” (The last part of this explanation, “- spring from some ancient and unknown type of energy.” is new to me.)
If we accept the idea that the universe and everything in it, including you and me, is the result of random motion created by a huge cosmic explosion that just happened to create every element necessary for the accidental assembly of ever-growing biological complexity, it should be easy for us to see that purely mechanical forces control all of our thoughts, our feelings, our brains, our genes, our parents, our relationships and everything else in the universe. It should be easy to see that we have absolutely no control over, and therefore, no responsibility for, our thoughts and feelings, that something else makes us think what we think and do what we do. It should be easy to see that we have no control or responsibility for what we think and do.
We all know this is not true and by accepting this belief system without question, we give others power over us and, in exchange, exempt ourselves from having to take responsibility for the consequences of our thoughts and actions. In exchange for giving up the power and responsibility for self-development, we create scapegoats to explain away unchanging, undesirable behavior. The price we pay for handing our power over to others, besides the giving up of personal power, is the acceptance of direction and control from others, whether that direction is born out of a desire to help us or take advantage of us.
When you look at yourself or your children, do you really believe that you or they have no control over personal thought and behavior? How do we learn to walk or talk, read or write, if we have no control over what we think and how we act or when we choose to think or act? No, this theory doesn’t even begin to explain the nature of thought and imagination or its role in the creation of experiences selected from the invisible realm of possibility and probability. Is this another way to tell ourselves that it’s time to wake up, wise up and rise up to greater understanding, to rewrite a poorly written script? If Consciousness (Aware Energy) is the Source and Substance of All That Is, is it time to see the handwriting on the wall and take action? If we refuse to learn, how can we expect our lives to play out?
We Can Do Better
Join the parade. Wake up, wise up and rise up to the greater selves we can be! WE are the change we’re here to create. Blessings of love and understanding to us all!
- My Graffiti Palace – Contains a compilation of my favorite thoughts about what and who we are and what reality is. It includes an excerpt from an, as yet, unpublished theory entitled, The Aware Energy Theory of Being and Creation.
- Remember… Reminds us of the good things we do in life and often overlook.
- My Recurring Superman Nightmare Coming to terms with my religious experience was long and difficult.
- Ask Value Questions and Listen for Intuitive Answers One way we access greater Consciousness.
- The Nature of Personal Reality – A Seth Book – Learn how our thoughts, in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality and how to change them when we need to.