Do you ever wonder why we sometimes expect bad things to happen to us or want bad things to happen to others? Throughout history, some of us have looked for special occasions like Y2K and 12/21/2012, the end of the Mayan calendar, to proclaim that the end of the world is upon us. Why? Why would anyone want to think the end of the world is coming? Do they think it’s biologically inevitable and they have no say in the matter? Are they bored, angry, frustrated? Does the world not measure up to their expectations and ideals? Do they believe in good and evil, right and wrong, guilt and punishment? Do they think mankind is bad and deserves to be punished? Do they think they’re bad and deserve to be punished? Do they want to lash out at individuals and the world in protest? Do they think they, or we, don’t deserve to be loved?
Why do some of us spend so much money on personal weapons and insist on large, well-armed police and military forces to protect us? What are we thinking and doing as individuals and nations to make us feel the need for such strong and costly protection? Does the energy of our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations affect the world around us as well as ourselves? Isn’t it time for us to stop blaming others and start looking at ourselves and how we might be contributing to making the world the way it is? Instead of defining ourselves by our experiences, shouldn’t we learn from them so we can do better in the future? Do we all do the best we can with what we know and as we understand more, do better?
Why can’t we live by value fulfillment and practice idealism? Why can’t we, individually and collectively, determine the qualities of being and creation we value most, our ideals, and actualize them to the best of our ability? Isn’t this what we do unconsciously, if not consciously, anyway? How many of us ask, is what I’m doing good or worthy of ideals? Do my actions improve the quality of life or undermine it? Do they improve humanity’s chances for survival or threaten it? The self is our seat of power and the moment is our point of power. Is there any better time for us to Wake up, Wise up and Rise up to a greater awareness and understanding? Should we seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good? What’s the best way to fulfill our greatest potential, to fulfill the greatest potential of All That Is?
Isn’t it true that when our well-being rests in our own hands, we pay more attention to our experiences and learn from them? At the deepest levels of consciousness, there is no right or wrong, good or bad, guilt or punishment; there just IS! There is 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, in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both products of creation and creation itself?
If we accept that the purpose, or challenge, of being and creation is to learn how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape the energy of ideas into a pleasing reality, how do we measure success? By the amount of money, power, and privilege we acquire? No! Why? Because when one person corners the market on all the money, power, and privilege, there’s nothing left for anyone else, including the person who has all the money, power, and privilege. What good is it when everyone else is dead?
For me, the prize for learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape the energy of ideas into a pleasing reality is not a matter of how much money, power, and privilege I accumulate; it 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 but, it takes everyone and everything else into consideration. Think about it! When the prize is a sense of satisfaction and the feeling of a job well done, where do those feelings come from? They come from the collective consciousness of All That Is. Is there a healthy balance between these two opposing value systems? The answers lie within us and our ability to understand the difference between what we like and don’t like, what works for us, and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t, in our oneness with and separation from, All That Is, as both products of creation and creation itself.
Do you trust your ability to know the difference between what you like and don’t like, what works for you and what doesn’t, what makes you happy and what doesn’t, in your oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both a product of creation and creation itself? If you do the best you can with what you know and learn more to do better, what more can you ask of yourself? Be the change you love to see in yourself and the world!
Whether you agree or disagree with these ideas, let’s begin a discussion around the Internet! What’s more exciting, or worth doing, than living, loving, learning and evolving?
Pete – https://realtalkworld.com
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create reality from what we think and feel about ourselves and All That Is.
If we don’t consciously choose our beliefs, we unconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create reality, can we afford not to question them?
What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of our experience. Look for them!