Welcome back to our discussions in which we bring our non-physical perspective to bear on your questions about how the Law Of Attraction works and how you can align your thinking in ways that will create more of what you want in your life. Because we are standing in a different place from you, we see things a little differently, and from that vantage point, we offer a new way of seeing things.
As always we say, choose only that which feels good, that which resonates with you. Leave the rest, because what we will not do be doing here is telling you that our view of things is the way, the truth and the life for you. Each of you makes your own choices. There is no right Story and no wrong Story, just Your Story, unique to you, and without it, you wouldn’t exist. Perhaps as with this one, over a lifetime of seeking answers, some of this will begin to resonate. For these next few minutes, to the extent that you can, we suggest you set aside any entrenched positions that you have, and see if these concepts make sense for you. Let’s begin.
What is a belief? We say, a belief is a habit of thought. What then is CORE belief? A CORE belief is a habit of thought, a well-practiced habit of thought perhaps, but it’s nothing more, nothing less than that. When this one first heard Abraham define beliefs in this way, he thought .. oh no, there has to be more to beliefs than that. He has since come to understand that these are all simply choices you make. You make them for a variety of reasons, and you cling to them for an even greater variety of reasons. But YOU make them.
What then is faith? We would describe faith as a belief you choose that’s not based on evidence. Well as we progress here today, we will make the case that none of your choices are based on “evidence” because, in truth, there’s no such thing, and the views of an atheist are as much faith-based as are those of any religious persuasion. Look around you. Listen around you. Feel around you. You perceive yourself as a physical you in a physical world, and yet no matter what you choose to believe as your story about the nature of “reality”, interpreting what your senses are telling you is all done internally. What you see as an external world, is a movie you create internally in your mind
So here’s the #1 fundamental question about “reality”. Are your eyes (for example) converting light reflecting off external objects into signals that are sent to your brain, or is that image you are “seeing”, internally generated? Either way it’s an internal process, but is it like a documentary movie showing only that which actually exists, or is it a work of fiction fabricated entirely by imagination? In other words, is your mind interpreting reality or creating the perception of reality?
In a movie theater, if you turn your head, you see your surroundings, the walls, the emergency exit lights and so on, and your brain processes these signals as .. this movie is a projection on that screen, and it’s not real. Of course that’s just a limitation of today’s technology. We’ve talked before of this, but rapidly being developed in your world are virtual reality systems that surround you with an image, and when you turn around you see what’s behind you exactly as if you would if you were standing within that reality. Your visual and auditory cues no longer tell you it’s a projection. You process the data differently and you store it differently. People remember a virtual reality experience as if it was something that actually happened, rather than being like a movie they watched.
If you are in a good virtual reality system, acknowledging to yourself that it’s not “real” requires an overriding conscious choice, and the better the system is, the harder it is to make that choice. So let’s come back to our all-important question .. Is your mind interpreting reality or creating the perception of reality? Is the so-called real physical world that’s out there ACTUALLY real, or is it such a good virtual reality that you can’t tell it from the real thing? How can you actually know what’s real and what isn’t? There is no scientific answer to that question, so for each of you it becomes a choice. Let’s explore here for a short time why you would choose one answer over another, and the implications of that choice.
Although there are, of course, a huge number of belief systems, for the purposes of our discussions today, let’s look at three groups. Firstly, the atheists, who choose to believe not just that the world is external to you, but that it’s all physical. Then there are many religions and philosophies that espouse a physical world that’s real and external, and also a nonphysical world. Then there’s the possibility that it’s all an inside job, which is of course, what we’re proposing here.
For atheists, the starting assumption is that what seems real, you and that physical world of yours, IS real. Of all the things you experience, physicality certainly seems about as real as anything can be. We’ll talk about apparent real-ness a little later here, but the atheist’s first assumption is that this can be taken as self-evident truth (and you have to start somewhere). Their second assumption is related to the first. If anything non-physical exists, you would be able to see evidence of it, or of the effects of it, in the physical world. The problem with this approach, is that it has to discard as irrelevant, any question of who you are and what you’re doing here, and offers no good explanation of that pesky thing called consciousness. But given those assumptions, it is logical.
Then there are the religions and philosophies in group two. We could say these have arisen, in part, in order to explain what could not at the time be otherwise logically explained, but also in response to what the atheists would describe as self-delusion – an inherent sense that many of you have that there is more to it than just this physical stuff. The problem here is that when you try to overlay those non-physical ideas on top of the concept of a shared physical world, it often builds into a truly convoluted theological structure that raises more unanswerable questions than it attempts to answer. You end up in judgment of being worthy or unworthy, and with non-answers like “God works in mysterious ways”.
Then we come to our explanation of it all. It’s our Theory of Everything. At its core, as you might expect of such a theory, it’s elegantly simple. It will seem perhaps too simple for some of you who will feel cheated of a more complex discussion, but we submit that such is the fundamental nature of this, that it will provide answers to your questions at every level. If you have examined and discarded philosophies that struggle around the fringes of the big questions, then we recommend to you that these “Absolutes” that follow, no matter how improbable at first they might seem, are worthy of your consideration.
Absolute #1: You are at your core a time-less, space-less consciousness – an always-connected extension of the collective consciousness of All That Is. All That Is creates nothing because it is, after all, All That Is. It is your intentions, belief choices and expectations that create the individuation that is you and the matching context around you.
Absolute #2: As you make new belief choices, you step into a new matching version of you and your context. Through an infinity of choices, here you are in the context you call life on earth.
Absolute #3: 1 and 2 above are fundamental and not choices. Everything else is. There is nothing you cannot be, do or have, nothing you cannot change. You create everything in your experience.
The Law Of Attraction therefore is –
You attract into your experience,
moment by moment,
unique to you,
wanted or unwanted,
the sum of your beliefs and expectations.
When you woke up this morning, the bed, the floor, the walls, time, gravity and the whole nine yards were there, instantly, without focus, energy or attention, because, and only because, you knew they would be. Such is the absolute power of your belief choices. What you are certain about, will always exist in that virtual reality of yours. What you think is probable, will mostly happen. What you think is improbable, will happen sometimes. What you know as impossible will never happen. Nothing changes in that world of yours until you make a new belief choice.
When you read “studies have shown that .. ” and you choose to believe those studies, you are simply filling in some of the detail between the boundaries you have already established. There are infinite versions of the CNN nightly news. The version you create will always be a match to you at that moment. The versions of those other people (consciousnesses) that show up in Your World are always going to be an exact match to your beliefs about them. Their world and your world intersect at those matching points, and it looks a whole lot like a big shared world. But in truth, there is no world “out there” at all. It’s all an inside job. So how come that physical world looks so real – so real that it seems self-evident? Let’s use an example we’ve used before.
When you wake up from a dream, although some dreams can be almost visceral experiences, you know inherently that the conscious state you’ve re-entered is more real than the one you just left. That’s because the context that’s an exact match to you, as you might logically expect, is always going to have the feeling of greatest reality. When you die, (at the level we’re talking on here), it’s always a choice, and depending on what you believe about death, perhaps a big choice. That choice creates a new version of you, and a new matching context wraps itself around you, and that will always inherently feel more real than the world you just stepped out of. It’s a new perspective. Real-ness is relative.
So what are you not at choice about? Absolutes 1 and 2 .. and that’s it! Everything else is a choice. For example .. from our friends Abraham come these words about aging and the power of expectation:
The majority have been programmed from their past experience to expect physical decline. And while it is something they don’t want, they are programmed to expect it. And so, they’re going to get what they expect. It’s not that what they expect is the reality that everyone lives, but that everyone lives the reality of what they expect.
In other words, this idea that you’re inevitably going to get old and your physical apparatus is going to decline until you die, it’s just one version of a Story. You can look at that world “out there” and say this is the way it is, this is what “always happens” and therefore this is my destiny. But in truth, that world is not “out there”, and what always happens in it is what you’ve always decided will happen in it. Perhaps it’s time for some new decisions.
So what have you discovered here today? From our perspective, we see you and we know you as the creator of your Story. There’s no world out there that you have to struggle with and somehow learn to survive in. The world is within you, and it’s created by what you choose to believe, and then practice believing until it’s in the core of you.
Some of you of course are invested heavily in your particular belief system, and as we said at the start, that’s absolutely OK. If you’re feeling good and life is fun, then you are making good choices. We’re just wanting to let you know, (to remind you really because there is a connected place within you that knows all of this stuff), that if you dive down deeply enough to the foundations of this, you will discover that you are in charge of it all. If there is anything you want to change, anything at all, you can. And now in our longer discussion we will talk more of this, and how you can create more joy in your life. Because that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it.