Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Your reality

The old question "if a tree fell in the woods, and no one was around to hear this, did it really fall?" brings up a very valid point about our concepts of reality.  The truth is, our reality is only that which exists within our field of physical senses.  Beyond our senses, it is the realm of our mind that creates reality.  In other words, that which we perceive from our sense of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell is interpreted in our mind as the reality within the immediate space around us.  Beyond that, it is the perceptions of others in this reality that keeps things outside of our perception "real".  This is possible because all living and "non-living" things are connected psychically with each other.  The perceptions of one is shared among the collective consciousness so that together, we create the reality we perceive.

If only one person existed in this space, how would you know if there was anything outside of your range of physical perception in existence?  You could not verify this information.  Say, for example, you put a camera opposite the planet from your position.  Even then, the reality of existence on the side of the camera is only possible because you observe an image from the camera.  But you cannot prove that what the camera is showing you exists.  Only that the camera has transmitted an image based on your idea of what it is looking at.

This is the concept of belief becoming reality.  This deep thought is important because it sets into place the idea that your beliefs can alter reality.  This isn't about some psychotic episode or mental breakdown of our idea about reality.  Reality in this world exists because of the physical laws of this world and all of creation follows these laws.  However, within these laws, our ideas about reality shape and form what we perceive through our senses.  This is done at the energy level of all matter.  At an unconscious level, the energy that binds the universe is able to shape and form that which comes from our individual and collective minds.

We've all said such things as "I'm feeling drained.  I feel low on energy.  I'm full of energy.  That kid sure is energetic."  Unconsciously, we know that existence is manifested by energy.  We know consciously that we eat and breath to gain energy.  The physical body is designed to breakdown food into energy and the parts of matter that is removed as waste is excess energy and therefore not broken down.  So the question then is, what is the energy for?

The obvious use of energy in the body is to maintain itself.  But this is done not only at the cellular level, but deeper, at the atomic level.  Consider how our body is constantly dying and being reborn.  You are not aware of this because it's at a cellular level.  Each cell dies and a new cell replaces it.  So in essence, you are being reborn all the time.  And yet, your consciousness does not disappear.  How is this so?  It is possible because your essence is the energy that keeps the body together and regenerates the body.  This energy is what you are made of at the core.  When you eat and breath, you take in energy to replenish your energy body because you are expending energy to create this reality: your body, your environment, your reality.

Every night, you sleep.  What occurs during your sleep is the main way of re-energizing your energy body.  You leave your physical body with a small portion of your energy left behind to another dimension in order to learn and re-energize yourself.  The energy you receive from food and air is just a small portion of the energy you need to maintain yourself.  That is why when you lack sleep, you will fall into ill-health.  Your energy body is not able to keep maintaining your physical body because it is not given the opportunity to replenish itself.

If you accept the idea that I put forth above, then you must realize that what you perceive to be your reality can be changed by your belief.  You accept what you believe is real because of your senses.  But if you override your senses by changing your belief, your energy body will accept that just as much as the information you pass along from your senses.  That is because your brain processes the sensory input into thought/belief.  That belief is processed by your "inner self", your true self, the energy body, and it manifests what your inner self believes your outer "awake" self believes, so that there is continuity of reality.  But if you changed your beliefs with expectations and a strong intent, that thought can become your new inner belief and your energy body will manifest this new reality because it is what you perceive to be real in your consciousness.  This is what many throughout the centuries have called "miracles", but it requires "faith" or more accurately, an emotionally "knowing" belief.  In the bible, Matthew 8:5-13 describes this very concept, which ends with "13. Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment."

Many people have demonstrated this unwittingly through prayer and positive thinking.  They do not realize that it is themselves that has manifested their desires.  They believe it was either God, luck, or external forces that provide their desire.  But once you realize you are energy just as the universe is energy, then you can accept the notion that by your energy and the drawing of universal energy around us, you can create your own personal reality.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We are One

Every day, we wake up, think of our day's plans and go about our business in the world.  Every day, we are surrounded by people we know and are aware of, as well as those we do not know and ignore.  But if you were to take a moment and see the vastness of people around you, you would be amazed to see how diverse, how multitudinous, and at the same time, similar to you they are.  When you realize that these people all act and behave the same way as you, there is commonality found.

At a deeper level, there is more than just commonality.  You and I are the same being.  I am you, and you are me.  But at the same time, I am me, and you are you.  You're probably asking "What are you talking about?"  Think of every person as being a cell within a larger body.  Each cell has its own being.  It acts everyday in its capacity, depending on the type of cell it is.  These cells live and die, then is reborn as a new cell.  In the same way, we also have our own being.  We too act everyday in our capacity.  We too live and die and are reborn.  This is the cycle of life and is demonstrated by our bodies.  How much more are we a part of the larger body of the universe.  Everything in creation has a purpose in the larger body.  But because we are part of the same body, we are the same being.  Just as every cell in my body together make up "me", every one of us make up the same "I" or God or whatever you want to call the universe.

In the same way, our souls are individual identities, and yet we are one identity.  In Genesis, the bible says we are created in the image of God.  Too many religious people say that backwards.  They project our image on God and make God a personification of us.  The fact of the matter is that we are in the image of a spiritual being "beyond comprehension" as some like to believe.  But we are only "beyond comprehension" because we do not accept our heavenly being.  We see what we believe are faults and failures and from that assume we cannot be holy.  In truth, there is no faults and failures.  Only acts, whether consciously or unconsciously, that stem from our desire to be.  If we did not desire to be (in other words, to live and act out of free-will), then we would not do anything.  We would be motionless and have no being.  Therefore, any belief that we are bad is faulty and without merit.  When you realize this, you will see the divinity of our soul.

Some religious people do not accept their divinity because they misinterpret the notion of pride and humility.  Pride is not the act of raising ourselves up.  It is instead the ignoring of their self because they cannot accept that they came from God.  Pride says I do not come from God because I am me and you are you.  Humility says you accept your godliness because we are in the image of God.  Humility says I am you and you are me, We are One.  That is true humility, where you can accept your godliness the same as you accept another individual's godliness.  Pride takes away not only your godliness, but everyone else, thus making each person separate from God.  It is false humility that says only God is holy, and we are not holy, therefore we are apart from God.  Put another way, it is saying we are apart from God because I do not see God in me, therefore I am not holy.  This is pride because you assume you can exist outside of God, without God.  But no one can have their being without God.  Humility accepts this and therefore they accept that God is with them and that they are holy.

You are holy.  You are godly.  You are God!  We are One as God.  Eventually, everyone will realize this once more and return to God.  What does "return to God" mean?  Our focus, our will, our intent, whatever you want to call that part which acts upon our thoughts, will realize where it came from and will return back to where they came from.  This does not mean we will lose our personalities or individuality.  It simply means we will realize that there was and has always existed One, that we never was separate or apart from the One.  Today, many are ignorant of this fact and live alone in their perception.  They do not see their connection to everyone around them, or to the Godhead.  They ignore their inner self because they do not seek.  They do not seek because they are blinded by the world around them.  The world they see is our inheritance.  But by our ignoring our true selves, we have made a path of destruction, rather than construction.  We exist in this world to realize who we are inside so that the inheritance given to us can be heaven on earth.

You must wake up from your deep slumber and open your true eyes, beyond the physical eyes, to see.  Open your true ears, beyond the physical ears, to hear.  Then you will know that We are One with God and each other.