“I told you that the self was not limited, yet surely you think that your self stops where your skin meets space, that you are inside your skin. Yet your environment is an extension of your self it is the body of your experience, coalesced in physical form. The inner self forms the objects that you know as surely and automatically as it forms your finger or your eye.
Your environment is the physical picture of your thoughts, emotions and beliefs made visible. Since your thoughts, emotions and beliefs move through space and time, you therefore affect physical conditions separate from you.
Consider the spectacular framework of your body just from the physical standpoint. You perceive it as solid, as you perceive all other physical matter; yet the more matter is explored the more obvious it becomes that within it energy takes on specific shape (in the form of organs, cells, molecules, atoms, electrons), each less physical than the last, each combining in mysterious gestalt to form matter.”—Seth
“Trying to find out how something will occur is an attempt at limiting the unlimited universe. The universe is infinite and by definition is unlimited. Acknowledging that fact and surrendering to it is accepting that there are an infinite number of ways for something to occur. Let go of your assumptions of how things will work out in your life and take for granted that they will, you just don’t know how they will and you can be ok with that if you choose to.”—Sohail
The experience of life is created solely through the use of each of our own unique perspectives of it. It is our perception and the difference between it and anyone else’s perception that creates our completely unique experience of life. This is the case regardless of how many similarities there are between any two perspectives. For example, even though we all may agree that the sky is blue or that the size of a given object is the same for all who are observing it, there is no way for each person to perceive the same thing in the exact same manner. If that were the case there would be no way for different people to exist. There would just be one person on the planet because even a slight change in location between different people causes a different perspective by definition.
Taking this into consideration we can see how useless it is to try to conform or make others conform to any given perspective of life. Yet this is what we do. Each of us is either bombarded by others or are bombarding others with different perspectives, all in an attempt to validate the aggressive perspective. It is as if one perspective cannot be true unless it is able to convince others to agree with it. So a great amount of energy is used to convince others to follow certain perspectives rather than validating each person’s unique one and this is the cause of a great amount of suffering and pain in our society. If we understood the inherent futility of this forcing, we could learn to accept others’ perspectives as equally valid and by doing so can create a truly harmonious society to co-exist within.
The importance of accepting and cherishing each of our own unique perspectives cannot be emphasized enough. The sole reason for us to exist as separate people is to have our own unique perspective and experience of life! Never has there been and never will there be a time when all the people of the world have the exact same perspective on life.
This brings me to our beliefs, which are an important aspect of our perspective that we normally take for granted. Our beliefs and definitions about life are just as important in the experience of our life as our senses. They allow us to extract a unique experience out of what is essentially a meaningless environment around us. For example, one person’s definition of a dog maybe different than another person’s and so their experience of it will be different, even though the dog may essentially look and behave the same for the two people. Now: a dog may not be a significant part of a person’s life and so the definition of it may not have a great impact on our overall experience, but there are many other parts of life that are extremely significant and so the definitions and beliefs regarding those parts are much more important.
The scary thing is, many of our beliefs regarding many important aspects of life are not actually our beliefs, but the beliefs of others. They may be the beliefs of our parents, teachers, politicians, scientists or religious leaders. Most of these were absorbed by us when we were young children, when we needed to conform to adults’ perspectives in order to survive. They now remain in our subconscious mind, affecting the way we perceive the world in a very discrete manner.
As we grow though, most of us will realize that some of these beliefs are bogus and we will change them so that they suit the person we are. This is the basic process of life and growth. We grow by uncovering beliefs held within us and deciding to keep them or replacing them with other beliefs.
Sometimes this growth is obstructed by beliefs that we are unable to uncover or are unable to change for one reason or another. The result is stagnation and a sense of unsatisfied desires. We basically stop refining our beliefs which would allow us to become who we wish to be and so we live our lives as someone else entirely. This is the plight of many people throughout the world. Our days are filled with activities that we do not wish to take part in, but we take part in them anyway because of unexplored beliefs.
Our perspective of life consists of a tapestry of interwoven limiting beliefs. These beliefs must be limiting in certain ways in order to create the focused perspective we have. In our natural spiritual form, we are unlimited beings containing all of creation. However, in this state we cannot perceive any one portion of ourselves. In order to perceive something, we must limit our perspective on whatever we wish to perceive. This can only happen through the use of limiting beliefs. So it is not a matter of destroying all limiting beliefs because by doing so we would destroy our experience of life. For example, we may try to breathe underwater and eliminate our current perspective through death. Instead, we must choose which limiting beliefs serve us and which do not. It can be a long, gruelling process, due to the amount of beliefs we bury within our subconscious, but it is one we must endure in order to be and constantly recreate the person we wish to be.
On an individual basis, we can take a look at our lives and see which portions of it we are unhappy with. Inevitably there will be an underlying limiting belief that has caused these portions to exist. It is our job then to find this limiting belief and change it to one we prefer so that our life can serve us. The truth is, we accepted many of these beliefs as children because we believed they would serve us, mainly through protection from our parents or other adults. Now though, they may be causing pain and so they must be examined and replaced with other more beneficial beliefs.
At this current stage in the evolution of our society, many of us individually and collectively are facing some deep rooted beliefs and are deciding whether to keep them or change them. The instability we see around us is the result of this exploration going on within us. On the other side of this transformation will be a drastically different society, one with different values and a different way of life. This is a given. It will be a reflection of the expanding and integrational perspectives that many are holding, particularly the younger generations. We will see the continuing acceptance of individual perspectives and the dispersing of power throughout the whole of society rather than remaining in the hands of a few. It is a deeply enriching and exciting time that we live in. But, that is my perspective on it and may not be yours.
“Recognize that you have chosen your purpose in being in this society at this time on your planet. Know that if you were not going to make a difference, you would not be here. As you begin to see the idea of the connection of everything in your society as it relates to you, and as you relate to it, you will begin to understand that each and every individual makes a difference within the society as a whole.”—Bashar
“None of you will ever have more Impact than you have just by existing. Ever. So stop worrying about how to create more Impact with what you want to do. You will never be able to create more Impact than you already have upon the universe just by the very fact of your existence.”—Bashar
“If you exist with the desire for creating peace, harmony, joy and ecstasy in your lives, then know you are not created with that desire without also having been created with the ability to attract that into your lives. Your awareness of that idea, in and of itself, is sufficient to bring it to you…You are not ever given a desire without also being given the ability to accomplish that desire!”—Bashar
“A problem is a situation like any other situation. Your belief that it is difficult to change is what makes it difficult to change. So if you wish to dissolve them, stop believing they are difficult to change, and allow them to dissolve. You see, you may be under the assumption that you have to make things change. All… you need to do is allow them to change, because change is the only constant in the universe.”—Bashar
Here is a pretty quick way to find out the state of your life experience. Just follow along, asking yourself these questions along the way:
1. Am I enjoying life?
If the answer to this is “no”, find out what aspects of your life you are not enjoying. Once you identify these aspects, find out whether you think you can change it or not. This will reveal the nature of your beliefs surrounding these aspects. You can then change those beliefs if you truly want to. If you cannot find the beliefs or have a hard time believing that you can change them, ask yourself:
2. What am I waiting for so that I can give myself permission to enjoy my life?
The answer to this will reveal that you are making your happiness conditional on some future event or situation. As I have said in my previous post, life happens right now. It does not happen when you get what you are hoping for. It only happens now and if you are waiting for something in order to start enjoying your life, your life experience will be one of waiting rather than enjoyment. It is only logical. Life is spontaneously happening right now, and now, and now. It doesn’t wait for anyone or anything, but you can create the experience of waiting in life if you wish. This reveals the true power you have over your experience of life. You can either start enjoying life regardless of what happens externally or you can keep creating the experience of waiting unti you finally get that perfect life scenario that you wanted. It is a choice only you can make.
Lastly, enjoying life means behaving the way you want right now. Many people wait until retirement or some other time in the future in order to behave the way they want. This just creates a life experience of much waiting and very little true living. Behave the way you want right now. Life will never change until you change right now. Remember that and start enjoying it in all the possible ways you can.
When are you going to feel the way you want to feel? When will you be happy? (If that is what you want) If the answer is anything other than “right now” you will never feel the way you want. You will be waiting forever. This is because “now” is the only time there ever was and ever will be. There is no future and there is no past. The only time you have ever had to work with is right now. So this is the only time in which you can feel the way you want to feel.
Now: think of something you want to achieve in what you think of as the future. Whatever it is, when you achieve it, it will be achieved now. It will no longer be in the future. It never was “there”; it was conceived of in the now and it will be achieved in the now. The future is a lie, an illusion created by ourselves. So is the past. There is only the eternal moment of now, which holds every possible experience within it.
Unbelievably, this means that ultimately time is an illusion. Everything that ever was and ever will be must exist now. That is, when we look to the “past” or the “future” we will always be doing it from the now. We just don’t perceive everything existing right now because of our narrowly focused perspective. We only focus on one tiny slice of the eternal now moment, then we look at another and then another, and so on. In this way we create the illusion of linear time. If we broadened our focus somehow we would see that everything is in fact existing now.
Keeping this in mind, we can see how pointless it is to wait for something in the future or reminisce about the past and complain about “how much better it used to be”. The only time is now, so live right now! Enjoy life right now, because that is the only time you can enjoy it. The rest doesn’t matter. Enjoy the ride that life has to offer.
“Your life is right now! It’s not later! It’s not in that time of retirement. It’s not when the lover gets here. It’s not when you’ve moved into the new house. It’s not when you get the better job. Your life is right now. It will always be right now. You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now, because it’s not ever going to get better than right now—until it gets better right now!”—Abraham-Hicks (via parksandwreck)
“Physical reality is but a dream. This is not meant to diminish it in anyway, but to reveal its true nature. It is a dream like any other except for the fact that we insist to believe that it is somehow more real than dreams of our sleeping state. It is only this belief that causes it to seem so “real” and fixed.”—
Desire is the driving engine of life. It is one of the strongest forces in all of existence. Action created from a strong feeling of desire is capable of creating miracles.
Whether you know it or not, any action you choose to make is the result of you labeling that action as your most desired one. In each moment ask yourself, “Is what I am doing right now truly the most desirable thing I could be doing?” Be truthful in your answer and move in the direction of your true desire in each moment.
Your desire doesn’t have to be something extravagant. Keep it simple. It can be something as mundane as going for a walk. However, because the walk is coming from a true sense of desire it will be one that will bring a sense of deep fulfillment.
By constantly following your true desires you will be generating a sort of momentum, a flow that is in step with the flow of the universe.