The world is uncaused by anything, save the choices you have made as a free consciousness. You have concocted the thought and then immersed yourself in that which reflects back to you what you have already decided to believe.
What I learned
This is really what I read about yesterday, but I like how clear this is and it is something I need to think about. I woke up to a lovely day. The temperature has not yet reached the 90’s and all is quiet and peaceful. I hear a variety of birdsong out my window. There are things to do and stuff that seems to need my attention, but that is later. Right now in this moment, which is the only one that exists, life is lovely. I feel really good.
None of this was caused by weather that just happened to be good, or birds that just happened to fly by. It was not caused by family that slept late and left the early morning to me. This morning is the result of what I choose to believe, not the cause of it. I have to think about this often, and sit with it awhile. It is a hard concept to hold onto because I have not had a lot of practice.
What if I woke up this morning worrying about my unfinished house and resenting the carpenter who has put me off yet again? I could spend my time this morning feeling depressed that Toby is still sick and that I am going to spend a long hot summer working outside in the heat. There are easily hundreds of ways I could see this morning. None of them would have been caused by the morning or by anything or anyone outside of me.
I spent yesterday watching my mind for thoughts that someone or something else was to blame for how I feel or what seems to be happening to me. No wonder I have a hard time holding onto the concept of being completely responsible for everything. I noticed many instances of projected thoughts. I thought this would be easy because I already know that I am not the victim of the world I see, but evidently victimhood is a very deep seated desire. It is not going away because I have an intellectual understanding of cause and effect.
I am asking the Holy Spirit to spend another day with me looking at my world and recognizing that it is the effect of my beliefs. I want this to be so crystal clear to me that I don’t have to think about it; I will simply realize what caused this moment and decide if I want to continue creating in this way. I want to learn the difference between what I think I want in order to make my dream more palatable, and what I truly desire as being in alignment with the Mind of God. I want to close the gap between the pure desire and the manifestation of that desire.
“You will know that you are merely a Child of God playing, without ceasing, in the sandbox of all possibilities called the Mind.”
All quotes are used by kind permission of the Shanti Christo Foundation. To buy a copy of this profound book visit their website at www.shantichristo.com. I invite your thoughts and comments.