Fascinating how life works, we’ve got to use our imagination before anything we want can happen. We have to imagine (think) we can pick up our cup of coffee before our hand will reach for it. We have to imagine ourselves putting the key into the ignition before we start the car to take us to the job we imagine we’re supposed to go to each day. A baby has to imagine himself walking before he will take that first step. All this imagining (forethought) happens so fast every moment of everyday that we take it for granted. We just ASSUME. We forget that imagination is involved at our most basic level of functionality.
We could move onto bigger things like Edison imagining his inventions before he created them, or Tom Brady imagining winning Super Bowl 51 with the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. You creating the life you would find most desirable at this moment in time. I want to make the point that if we’re already doing what we need to know how to do to create the movement and basic function of our lives, then we already know how to create what we want but don’t yet have. Most of us are just not consciously using our skill to manifest what we desire in our lives. It’s at this basic level where we just know so clearly that a thing will happen (if you reach for the cup you will pick it up if you choose to) that the magic comes in. It has to because we’ve willed it and know without question that it will. We don’t have to think about it. We just do it. This is Jonathan Livingston Seagull style of knowing! We all have the ability if we can shed the layers of conditioning that causes us to think we’re limited.
You, like me, may have read every book and heard every motivational speaker out there trying to get a hold on that one tiny little clue that turns our switch on and suddenly says, YOU’VE GOT IT! WOW, THE ANSWER TO LIFE IS IN OUR HANDS! It’s going to be a dream world now, like it is for those who tell us they know how to do it. Do they really know? To tell you the truth, I think they do. They’ve found how it works in spite of their own individual experiences and in spite of societies conditioning. I think it’s reverse conditioning.
I think those who consistently function at that highest creative level and demonstrate it by example, have come to that knowing in different ways. Mike Dooley of tut.com is one of those people. He taught himself how to continually create his fabulous life. He really lives what he has learned. He and others are trying to teach the rest of us, collectively, how to use our innate gifts in order to have the best experience possible while we’re in this life. It’s unbelievably complicated because we each come to the class with a different set of life experiences. And, unfortunately, most of the 7 billion of us on our planet don’t have a clue that life could be wonderful.
I’m not forgetting about the seemingly impossible odds against a better life that many people are born under. The suffering and oppression in the world is overwhelming to say the least. That’s what I mean about how complicated this subject is. How can it be possible to make something happen that seems like a miracle when overwhelming evidence to the contrary is before ones own eyes? But, that’s what I think I’m starting to grasp. You have to go beyond what is before your own eyes that see through your level of conditioning. I’m hoping more and more people are and the world is on the verge of a tremendous shift in consciousness. It all comes down to imagination, believing something is possible and having unshakeable faith that a thing can come to pass. One organization I’m aware of that’s bringing healing to Veterans and others around the world is The David Lynch Foundation, davidlynchfoundation.org. A big miracle!
This subject is much too complicated for just one blog post, but I’m seeing in my own life and the lives of others around me, that small miracles, events that involve the shifting around of fewer circumstances and other peoples lives, appear to happen faster than big miracles. Today I call all positive things that happen miracles. For so long it was just uncool to say you believed in miracles. Today, when caring about being cool is so uncool, I enjoy watching miracles happen and am intrigued by the speed at which they often do. Having patience while we let the Universe process all the details necessary for the big miracles to happen is easier when we make an effort to grasp the complexity.
I’m always thinking about Caregivers and how their lives are restricted in ways that causes time to seemingly move slowly. Slowly, in the sense of them being able to get on with the things that need to be done for themselves. I wish I had known what I know now about creating changes, small miracles and large ones, in my life when I was caring for my loved ones for sixteen years. I would have been consciously creating more and feeling a lot more patient.
Expect a miracle, they happen everyday!
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