Every day, we hear many things from the inner voices of our psyches and the outer voices of the world. It’s time to accept personal response ability (the ability to respond to situations and events constructively) – to think for ourselves. As unique expressions of Aware Energy or Consciousness, we’re both One and Separate. As we think, we create. To change what we create, we must change what we think. Not only are we Products of Creation; we are Creation Itself!
There are reasons for everything we think, feel, say and do. It can be as simple as a parent, friend, teacher or the church telling us we’re good or bad, of great value and potential or of no value or potential. It can be science telling us that only what you see, hear, feel, taste and smell with your outer senses is real; everything else that you experience in dreams and imagination is not. We create our reality unconsciously, by default, when we believe or do what we’re told with little or no question.
When we ask, what works and makes us happy, when we think and act for our own reasons, whether they’re derived through logic or intuition, we consciously create our own reality. When we accept an external value system that defines right and wrong, good and bad, reinforced by the threat of guilt and punishment, we give away our authority and the power to think for ourselves. We let money, the promise of reward and the threat of punishment, control us. Can we afford to do this? When everything is predefined, what gives us the incentive to think for ourselves? How can we resist seeing ourselves as little more than blank slates that must to be written on, empty sponges that must to be filled or clever robots that must be programmed? If we think we’re more than these things, we must stand up and acknowledge that.
What’s the best way for us to treat ourselves and each other? We can start by rejecting the external right and wrong, good and bad model, reinforced by the threat of guilt and punishment. It’s a recipe for living that stifles openness, freedom of thought and curiosity.
Spiritually, there is no right or wrong, good or bad; 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. By shifting our attention away from fear to love, from passive thought to active thought, we can make the jump from a Value Judgment World of right and wrong, good and bad, to a Value Fulfillment World of what works, and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t. We can live by value fulfillment and practice idealism. Individually and collectively, we can determine the qualities of life and being we value most, our ideals, and actualize them to the best of our ability.
The purpose, or challenge, of life is to learn how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape energy into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, a feeling of a job well done. And, like learning to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act, where one must accept falling down in the course of learning how to stand up.
Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own, and you, an artist. With thoughts in the forms of belief, attitude, value and expectation, you paint the landscape of your life. Create a great day!
© Copyright 1991, LifeSong
Change What You Think Exercise
Again, as you think, you create. Do you love or hate yourself? Do you trust or distrust yourself? Do you believe or disbelieve in yourself? What will work best and make you happy? Provide answers (reasons) why you accept each statement below as a personal belief.
Do you have health issues, relationship issues, work issues, money issues? Do you have inhibitions that negatively impact your life? Formulate statements that reflect new and desirable attitudes and values, like those below, and then provide reasons for why you support them. Build a bridge from where you are to where you want to be. Form or join groups and brainstorm! Instead of passively absorbing beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations from your surroundings, consciously create them from your Seat of Power, your Greater Self or Consciousness! Combine the resources of your head and heart, outer reality and inner reality, your intellect and intuition, to raise your awareness and understanding to the level that satisfies you most. Wake up, Wise up and Rise up to your greatest potential, just because you can!
Create your own narrative. Open your heart and mind. Unleash your creative potential. Be logical, practical and intuitive. By giving yourself good reasons to change, you give yourself incentive to change. Upgrade your ideas as you feel the need. They’re electromagnetic entities that grow and change like you and me. If it helps, start by asking questions. For example: Why do I love myself? Why do I love you? Who do I love to be? What do I love to do? Why do I love public speaking? Why do I love being healthy? Why do I love being happy? Asking value questions helps you focus on what you want. It puts you in touch with your soul and builds a solid bridge from where you are to where you want to be.
Why I Love myself: (Examples: I love myself because I treat people and things better when I love them, including me! The more I love myself, the more I see to love in myself and others. The more I love myself, the more I want to be what’s best in me. The more I love myself, the more I want to know and understand All That Is. The more I love myself, the more love, truth and joy I create in my life and the world!)
Why I trust myself: (Examples: I trust myself because I can! I trust myself because when I do, I’m happier and All That I Am (body, mind and soul), functions at optimum levels of health, vitality and performance. The more reasons I find to trust myself, the more reasons I find to trust others. The more I trust myself, the more I want to explore, learn and grow. The more I trust myself, the more I want to be the best self I can be! The more I trust myself, the more love, truth and joy I bring into the world. The more I trust myself, the more open and loving I become.)
Why I believe in myself: (Examples: I believe in myself because I can! I believe in myself because, no matter where I go, there I am. The more I believe in myself, the more reasons I find to believe in myself and others. The more I believe in myself, the more I want to be me and all I can be. The more I believe in the magic and wonder of what I am, the more magic and wonder I see in the world. The more I believe in myself and others, the more I see of ourselves in each other.)
Why I love you: (Examples: I love you because I see myself in you. I love you because I understand how challenging life can be for everyone. I love you because I know you’re doing the best you can with what you know and that, as you learn more, you’ll do better. I love you because I can see how good you are, how much you do, and how well you do it even though you may not. I love you because I can see the magic and wonder of who you are, who we all are. I love you because love begets love. I love you because love helps us grow into better versions of who we can be. I love you, because I can!)
Why I trust you: (Examples: I trust you because by trusting you, I give you reason to trust yourself. I trust you because I’m part of you and you’re part of me. I trust you because we’re all Consciousness or Aware Energy, condensed into matter, which makes us both one and separate. I trust you because, as the Energetic Awareness of All That Is, we’re not only products of creation; we’re creation itself! I trust you because I know you have the power to rise above older versions of who you are to become newer and better versions. I trust you, because I can!)
Why I believe in you: (Example: I believe in you because when I believe in you, it helps you believe in yourself. I believe in you because it helps me believe in me. I believe in you because we’re all part of the magic and wonder of All That Is. I believe in you, because you are! I believe in you because, like me, I know you can dream and imagine yourself to be the person you love to be, doing what you love to do. I believe in you because I know how powerful you are and how much love, truth and joy you can bring into the world. I believe in you, because I can!)
Why others love me: (Example: Others love me because they can see themselves in me. Others love me because they know that when they love me, they love themselves. Others love me because they know, deep down, that All That Is is good, that it wants to know itself and fulfill its greatest potential. Others love me because they know we’re both one and separate. Others love me because they know we’re not only products of creation, we’re creation itself! Others love me because they know how challenging life is for everyone. Others love me because they know how good we can be, how much we can do and how well we can do it. Others love me, just because they can!)
Why others trust me: (Example: Others trust me because they know we’re all part of a larger Consciousness that wants to know itself and fulfill its greatest potential. Others trust me because they know I’m driven by the same impulse that drives them, the Impulse or Will to Be! Others trust me because they know that when they trust me, I learn to trust myself. Others trust me because I Am. Others trust me because they can!)
Why others believe in me: (Example: Others believe in me because they know that when they believe in me, I learn to believe in myself. Others believe in me because they believe in themselves. Others believe in me because they know I’m part of them and they’re part of me, that we’re both one and separate. Others believe in me because they know we’re not only products of creation; we’re creation itself! Others believe in me because I Am. Others believe in me because they can!)
These are important questions to ask ourselves because they go to the heart of who we are. Not only do they determine much of what we think, feel, say and do, they determine how we treat ourselves and each other. As you work with your beliefs, imagine the ways they apply to different relationships – individual relationships, audiences, animals, plants, the earth and the universe – All That is! Be true to yourself, what you love most in yourself, and all else that matters will follow. To change what we create, we must change what we think.
Keep a journal or create a scrapbook with your ideals and reasons for creating the new you. Memorize and recite them in your mind in spare moments. Paste them on a wall so you can read them every day. Add pictures and drawings to help you visualize yourself as the person you’re becoming. When your reasons for loving yourself and others pop up in your mind spontaneously, you’ll know they’ve become part of who you are. God speed!
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“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 our own reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves, and the world around us.
If we don’t consciously choose our beliefs, we UNconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love, understand and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat ourselves, and the world.
Make love, truth and joy the measure of your success.
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!