Check out this enlightening conversation from Fido New_age_echo.
It speaks to the phenomenon of personal Awakening.
Date: 01-24Ä94 (01:19) F:NEW_AGE0 Number: 3,737 of 4,202
From: BEN POWER Read: NO
Subj: IT IS EASY!
Hello Dear Arwen!
-=> Quoting Arwen to [BEN POWER] <=-
Ar> Hi again Ben!
BP> If we think that it's hard, then the Universe will bend over
BP> backwards to please us by reflecting that mind-picture as
Ar> Yes, the first realization that Free Will included the freedom to
Ar> screw things up as royally as can be was an eye opener for me :)
Oh Boy! Me, too. "What a loooong STRANGE trip it's been...."
or more correctly:
"What a looooong strange trip IS BEN...!"
BP> Paradox: It took me four decades of "struggle" to come to the
BP> realization of how easy it is. The Universe is full of humor, and
BP> loves a good joke along with the rest of us.
Ar> Yes to the humor, but do you mean that the four decades was a
Ar> joke of the Universe's? There I differ, I do believe that the
Ar> Universe is sad about our pain and fear and struggle..
The Universe was not playing a joke ON me...it was playing along WITH
me... It will assist us in the creation of whatever realities we
"want". I created every stumbling block and energy-sucking-black-hole
I ever encountered.
I don't see the Universe as being particularly sad...although it must
be quite puzzled at times..."Com'on Guys! I started out as a really
neat idea aeons ago...can't you get up to speed?"
Rather than think of the Universe as sad, I see it as being
benevolently neutral, in a sense. If we "want" to create sticky
realities, the Universe may shrug Its shoulders...but It loves Us too
much to disappoint us...
The Universe does not experience "time" the same way we do. It does
not have our sense of urgency...It KNOWS that everything will
eventually work out. But our sense of urgency is a very important tool
for Us, in the here and now. It really spurs us on. As a family of
Beings, we're really very ambitious. The Universe loves this Aspect of
In one sense, we are all the Conscious Mind of the Universe. When
we're happy, IT's happy....when we're sad, IT's sad...an so on. In a
very real sense we each have a responsibility to
God/Goddess/All-That-Is to create joyous, energetic realities...THE IS
is experiencing ITSelf through US.
THE IS has issued a multidimensional wake-up call which is being
experienced by each of us in his/her own unique fashion. For some of
us, "Reality Creation" really strikes a chord deep within.
BP> But when the realization came, it came instantaneously! In some
BP> Eastern disciplines I believe this is called 'Satori'. An instant
BP> I was 'suddenly' able to be Aware of my Thoughts....to control
BP> the ceaseless mind-chatter which passes for intelligent thought
BP> in our species. It is in that mind-chatter that we encounter our
BP> doubts and fears and blocks which cause us so much trouble.
Ar> It is most interesting to me that it was such a sudden thing for
Ar> you... for me the gestalts have been much more incremental. I
Ar> have always maintained, though, that there is no reason why the
Ar> process couldn't be more of a poof! kind of thing, and yet my
Ar> choice has been more painstaking, it seems
Yes. Good point. The gestalts are incremental. We each experience a
series of Instant Awakenings, some more dramatic or "important" than
others. My latest experience of an Instant Awakening was quite a leap.
Several missing pieces of the puzzle "fell" into place...several
questions were answered or dissolved.
BP> Now, by doubts and fears I don't just mean the really gnawing and
BP> obvious ones...I also mean the little subtle ones that are hidden
BP> inside core beliefs. They are often disguised as 'wisdom' or
BP> knowledge of how the 'real world' works, or 'caution'. They can
BP> be manifest in such beliefs as "Nothing comes easy," or "life is
BP> a struggle."
Ar> Yes - most of my negativity was initially wearing some other
Yes! That's why we have to take the time to become fully Aware of the
contents of our minds. When we grow out of the belief that we ARE our
thoughts and step upward into the realization that we CREATE our own
thoughts, then we've begun a whole different ballgame. We are no
longer bound by the old rules...
BP> Now, we can spend our time struggling against those doubts and
BP> fears, delving deep into our past experiences to see what caused
BP> them, or...
BP> ...we can simply release them.
BP> Then it becomes easy to relax into Spirit and accept Its gifts.
Ar> Again, how true, but I have delved and delved. Are you saying
Ar> that you were able to skip straight from realization to release,
Ar> without all the in-between? How were you able to bring it all
Ar> into consciousness?
Yes, exactly! Now, I agree with you about gestalts coming in
increments. I "understood" the principles of reality-creation, yet I
did not Understand. From the beginning I enjoyed success in my
endeavors...but they were quite modest...After my "devestation"
involving the IRS (Ohh! Look what THEY did to me....Look what's
HAPPENING to me, etc.,) my family and I decided to enjoy
quasi-hermithood in a rustic mountain cabin in Colorado...We withdrew
a bit from the world...not in bitterness, though. We just decided we'd
like the quiet calm of semi-isolation. We were able to create for
ourSelves a modest standard of living...it was poverty level, yet we
_always_ got by...things always "happened" at just the right time to
keep us from going under...we learned to relax into that reality and
came to rely on the Universe to always come through...it always does.
When we needed fire wood, or a trip to the dentist or whatever, the
required amount of money would come into our lives. And the more we
relaxed into it and accepted it, the more smoothly it (the Universe)
But...I was having difficulty pulling off the really BIG creations.
Now, I'm sure you're familiar with the foundational concepts...let's
say a reality creator is envolved with the creation of wealth or
abundance... s/he must first give herself "permission" to enjoy
abundance, etc.,... We've all heard that one until it begins to lose
Ar> By that, I mean that the new, expanded image must be quite
Ar> consciously chosen...what was your transition like? I hear in
Ar> your energy extreme awareness of the resonance of Ease...which I
Ar> feel is a pivotal part of the 'age to come'...were your years of
Ar> struggle spent trying to reach it, or focused elsewhere?
Yes, I was trying to reach it...but was still having trouble with the
big ones...I had created the thought that I must first, somehow
_create_ wealth in order to experience abundance. I meditated. I
faithfully did my affirmations. I did it all by the book and, yet, our
standard of living remained minimal.
I was beginning to create a thought that I was a miserable failure as
I examined my thoughts and core beliefs. I had plenty of time...such
is the luxury of a long winter spent huddled by an old wood-burning
I was experiencing the same problems that all creators face...
You see, the more I "worried" about my hidden negativities, the more
energy I was actually feeding them...
Part of my awakening was the realization that I didn't need to find
out exactly what the source of those negativities was (Hey... _I_ was
the source. Big deal.)
I realized that all I had to do was _release_ the negativity...not
waste precious time figuring it ALL out! There's an entire
medicine-show industry making tons of money perpetuating THAT myth.
When we release our 'negatives', we are then in a place where we are
able to deal with the roots of our "problem"...but, as it happens, the
"problem" ,itself, dissolves. The little incidents in our lives which
created those negativities lose their significance when we come into
the Knowing that "I am creating my reality in THIS moment. What passed
before is no longer of any value. I retain the lessons that I learned
from those experiences, but I release the experiences themselves. I am
creating my thoughts in THIS moment."
This was of tremendous value for me...the realization that everything
bouncing around in my little brain pan is of my creation in this
moment. We are constantly re-inventing ourSelves moment by moment,
whether we realize it or not...
Now, I realize that to those who confuse psycho-babble with true
communication, this is blasphemy!
Doubts, fears, little negativities are a natural by-product of our
social conditioning. They have no power in and of themselves...they
need our energy to exist.
They exist in the ceaseless mind-chatter that continously bounces off
our brain-pans...when we do not realize that we create our own
thoughts, we are truly out of control.
When I re-visit the teachings of the ancient masters...Jesus, Buddha,
Krishna, etc...I see reality-creation messages and tips...
"As a Man thinketh in his heart, so is he," reads "You are what You
We create our experience of life in moments.
This is why forgiveness is so important. It is simply the release of
negative thoughts in THIS moment. It has nothing to to with being a
The admonition to "Judge Not," is just sound, solid advice. Why waste
a single moment creating a judgement-thought when you can be creating
thoughts that put you where you want to be.
We can begin to release using the helium-balloon exercise that you're
familiar with...even if we can't exactly define the negativity in
precise words...just put generic negativity, doubts, fears in to the
balloon and watch them depart.
We can become aware of the thoughts that are in our mind. We create
those thoughts. We can begin to keep it simple...to focus...to only
give our energy to the thoughts that serve us.
When ever a doubt, fear or other such negativity crosses your brain
path, simply say, "NEXT!" and get on with a consciously created
thought which serves you well. When we cease to give any energy to our
negativities, they atrophy and begin to disappear.
To some, this will sound like the worst sort of "denial", while
actually it is the sincerest form of empowerment and personal
Ar> I feel that those of us who are *intently* focused on both the
Ar> ease part and the lala land (different post) part are rather few
Ar> - but maybe I'm just now ready to begin connecting with them...
Me,too. We're attracting like-consciousness's into our Reality. We are
rather a few, but we're growing in numbers. I am always meeting new
creators these days. It's becomming quite a hobby! hahaha
There are two powerful tools that are probably at your library:
"You'll See It When You Believe It" and "Real Magic" both by Wayne
Dyer. Wayne addresses fellow creators in a unique and powerful way.
Deepak, Shakti Gawain...Dr. Mary Ruwart...many others with unique
slants and points of view on creativism...The AVATAR Foundation has
been working on a network of reality creators for a couple of years,
now. I understand their seminar is very good, though I've never tried
We seem to be coming out of the closet. It's OK to talk about it
We can all help each other...share tips and tricks we've
A friend of mine just informed me that Oprah Winfrey is openly talking
about reality creation and global healing now....Isn't that a Hoot!
If ever there was an audience who needs the empowering message of
reality creation, it's the talk-show fans.
This Awakening Whatchamacallit is a multidimensional event which is
unparalleled in entertainment value! What a time to chose to be alive!
I wouldn't have missed it for the world(s)...
Ar> love and light, Arwen
...and empowerment and laughter!