Do we really create our reality?
Can you imagine approaching a person with a life-threatening disease and attempted to “enlighten” them of the fact that they not only created their current state of health, but that can also create their miraculous healing – all they need to do is believe they can?
Telling someone they are responsible for their disease, or the happening of an unfortunate event, is an insensitive thing to do regardless of the messenger’s intention (as in “don’t shoot the messenger”). Some people may tell you they just don’t believe you, while others may take it to heart, amplifying feelings of guilt, shame, fear, and hopelessness. And then when they “try” every holistic health modality – acupressure, Reiki, visualization, affirmations, NLP, Meditation, Yoga, homoeopathy and so on – and continue to be ill or experience setbacks, then they are left to deal with the feelings of failure for not being “enlighten enough” to either heal or create better circumstances for themselves.
Years ago, I met an inspiring lady who had cancer in one of her lungs, as well as internal toxic poisoning from silicone breast implants that had leaked throughout her body. This amazing, courageous lady did everything and anything holistic as a means of managing and dealing with her health circumstances.
At her memorial service I looked through her accreditation binder which was overflowing with numerous certificates representing all the health-related studying she had completed over the years. She was a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Reiki Practitioner, Integrated Therapy Practitioner, Timeline Therapy, Hypnosis, homoeopathy, and so much more as well as a Registered Nurse!
There was no way this courageous woman consciously created her disease. And many times, I wondered whether her knowledge of the law of attraction, and belief that somehow, she had created her illness hindered more than helped her. During our many visits together, her frustration and disappointment in not healing faster was evident. Such emotions were understandable; however, it was herself she was blaming. She was extremely hard on herself believing that she should be able to heal herself.
It seemed to me that she had become disillusioned by all her knowledge, and this blocked her from being able to really connect to the core of what was going on within her.
So back to my original question, do we really create our reality? Yes.
Are we doing so consciously? For the most part, No!
Can we learn to consciously create our lives – absolutely!
Everything we need to consciously create our reality is available to us, is within us and is part of us – the first step is to become aware of that fact.
There are numerous books written to inform us of the universal laws of creation and most of them provide exercises to help strengthen our manifestation skills. However, simply reading the information and practicing the exercise may or may not result in you being able to consciously create your life.
Learning to consciously create your life requires more effort and discipline than simply visualizing your desires and reciting affirmations. You need to develop the consciousness that results in becoming a conscious creator. This includes developing radical self-honesty, forming empowering beliefs, aligning with your core values, and maintaining a healthy attitude.
Becoming a conscious creator starts with a journey into yourself. By acknowledging that your outer experiences and circumstances are directly influenced by your inner world, you will discover your participation in the co-creation of your circumstances. You’ll become aware of the beliefs, perspectives, conflicting desires, and attitudes that have been affecting your decisions.
This awareness empowers you to do something to change it.
The mind is a power tool. The thoughts we entertain affect how we feel, and how we feel influences our decisions and actions. Thoughts, on their own, do not create, but they do influence all other aspects of the creative process.
Do what it takes to really get to know yourself. All of you. The parts you love and the parts you judge, hate, or would rather deny. Accept them all as you are, that is the place to start. Then get into the visualization, affirmations, goal setting, intention setting and so forth. But first find out where you are now, only then can you begin the journey and find the path to where you want to be.