Who or what are we?
“In physical reality, … life is the name of the game—and the game is based upon value fulfillment. That means … that each form of life seeks … the fulfillment and unfolding of all the capacities … it senses within its living framework, knowing that in that individual fulfillment each other species of life is also benefited.” – Seth in, Dreams, “Evolution,” and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 2, Session 910
Ask yourself, am I here to suffer and die or am I here to live and learn? Which of these two ideas, in the form of a belief, attitude, value or expectation works and makes you happy? Do we have the power or right to choose one idea over another? Of course we do. We do it all the time! That’s what the power of being able to say yes, no or maybe is all about.
To get the ball rolling, here’s what works and makes me happy, and why it makes me happy.
I. Aware Energy (Consciousness) is the Source and Substance of All That Is. This is my favorite root assumption, because it answers all my questions about who and what I am based on my own experiences. It feels right to me! Think about it – without Energy or the Power to Act, how can Awareness know and express itself? And without Awareness, what Acknowledges and Creates a Need for Energy? It seems to me that one needs the other for ANYTHING to exist!
This idea tells me two important things:
- That, as Aware Energy, we’re both one AND separate.
- That, being Aware Energy, we’re both products of creation and creation itself. As we think, we create. (For more on this, see , We Create Our Own Reality)
Inspired by my new-found freedom to think for myself, I wrote The Aware Energy Theory of Creation (excerpt below), based on the idea that Consciousness (Aware Energy) is the Source and Substance of All That Is:
In the beginning, there was nothing – until Nothing, with the potential to be Anything, decided to be Something. We can call this profound Impulse to Be, Original Thought, the Divine Spark of Creation, the Birth of Unconditional Love, the Birth of All That Is, God, Allah or the Birth of Consciousness (awareness with the power to act). In fact, it was, and is, ALL these things and more, including the moment Consciousness learned how to condense a portion of itself into “matter”*. Through science, we refer to this moment as the “Big Bang”.
* Even “matter” seems to be an illusion. According to scientific studies, a hydrogen atom is about 99.9999999999996% empty space. Why don’t we fall right through each other? Because electrostatic fields that attract and repulse each other provide us with the illusion of solidity.
In 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.” Thanks to spiritual curiosity and quantum physics, the belief that Consciousness (Aware Energy or Energetic Awareness) is the Source and Substance of All That Is, is gaining in popularity. Of all human conceptualizations of who we are and what “reality” is, this is the one that offers me the most hope. It’s the one that makes the most sense to me, based on my own experiences.
Why does the idea of Aware Energy work better for me than the idea of a Supreme Being or Big Bang? Because the idea of Aware Energy liberates and empowers me while ideas like “Supreme Being” or “Big Bang” limits and disempowers me (see What I Learned in Catholic School and My Recurring Superman Nightmare). I don’t know about you but the idea of All That Is being created by a Supreme Being leaves me wondering about how the Supreme Being came into being and what my role in life is, relative to this Supreme Being. If I define myself as nothing more than a product of creation, what promise, what hope, does life offer me, my family or others? When I believe that I must forever answer to the authority of a Supreme Being, it leaves me feeling weak, dependent and powerless, while the experience of an abusive or ignorant authority figure leaves me angry.
Regarding the Big Bang, if I accept the idea that I’m a random byproduct of a “Big Bang”, an accidental cosmic explosion that just happened to produce all the necessary ingredients for life to evolve, don’t I remain an accidental creation subject to continuous random actions? If I continue to believe in mindless mechanical action and reaction as a basis for life, doesn’t it make me a hapless victim of fate or random benefactor of luck? If I continue to believe this idea when it doesn’t square with the magic and wonder of my experience, how can I love and appreciate myself for who and what I am?
Why wouldn’t I love the idea of Awareness with the power to act in every smallest Unit of Consciousness (CU), even if it’s as rudimentary as the ability to attract, repulse or remain neutral, as in Electromagnetic Energy Units (EEUs). This seemingly simple idea is significant enough to contain the idea of growing complexity, spontaneous transformation, self-awareness, personality development, the creation of a Supreme or “First” Being and even the transformation of Aware Energy into a more dense form of itself (matter) marked by the idea of a Big Bang! This simple little idea gives me a sense of value. It makes all life sacred and alive!
Get clear on what you want and believe is important. It helps make it real. And keep asking yourself, what works and makes me happy?
What Works and Makes You Happy, Part 2 – What is the challenge of Being and Creation?
What Works and Makes You Happy, Part 3 – What is the Joy of Being and Creation?
Roger “Pete” Peterson – http://realtalkworld.com
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Instead of money, power and privilege, would love, truth and joy be a better measure of success? One isolates us in the material world of separation, scarcity and competition while the other not only acknowledges our oneness AND separation, it acknowledges our role in creation itself. Using love, truth and joy as a measure of success provides us with a moral compass. It encourages us to live for the love of Being and Creation, instead of running from the fear of suffering and death. It inspires us to find and express what’s best in all that we are.
“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 own beliefs, we unconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
What do we want most for our children, ourselves and the world?
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of our experience. Look for them.
Affirm what you believe!