You are a creator
Perhaps it is time for you to open to a new possibility that you are a creator, a Son of the Creator with creative abilities. These abilities you begin to utilize to free yourself from the victim dream. This dream is a sad dream where you are caught in beliefs that do not make you happy. And when you are not happy, you are not free and you feel bad. Now, the idea that you can free yourself from the victim dream and come into the powerful being and creator that you are can be very exciting, because it energizes the fact that who you are is not a victim. Which is actually true.
You are all powerful, the question becomes what to do with the power you find within you. You can choose to have more love and more happiness and you can choose to exercise a lot more freedom of mind. You have the power to choose what to do with your freedom of mind. But until you have this idea firmly fixed in your mind, you will not believe it. It’s okay to take a little time to give up this dream of victimization. Your mind will change because it is always changing and the light of you is energized and excited by the possibility of this fundamental change that we want to bring about in you.
You will be undone when you decide that you want to be undone. It is an undoing of the very concepts and beliefs that you hold so dearly about yourself and this is the most exciting journey you could take. The fundamental teaching is that the Creator is unlimited, therefore, being an offspring of the Creator, you are unlimited. Yet you don’t know that now, so you have to admit there is something for you to learn.
Your thoughts are the problem
If you want to know what your beliefs are, listen to how you talk to yourself all day long. How does that barrage of thoughts make you feel? If it makes you feel bad, you are about to open to a new way of living where you choose to feel good, and think those thoughts that align with feeling good. A belief is only a thought you continue to think. It can be changed instantly. How? Decide you want a different thought.
So the question is what is it you want to create?
This may astound you to know that you have all power and can heal anything, be anything, do anything you want. It is a far cry from being trapped in a victim dream. And we want you to realize that when you decide you want to sing another song or dream another dream, the universe responds and gives you this new song to sing. You simply have to tap into it, get excited about it, become joyful with the possibility of what you could do or be. Then you can start to imagine yourself doing all sorts of wonderful things with your time and your money and your friends and family. You can imagine yourself in any way that you choose. Isn’t that so? Try it.
So who do you want to be? Who are you now? Who are you without your victim story?
Take into consideration that you may have come here to this world with an idea that you wanted to experience yourself in a giving, loving extension of yourself. You may not realize that you agreed to come here to expand yourself even more and find that you are bigger and better and more amazing than you imagined yourself to be. You have gifts to give and you must give them or you feel small. And you feel that you somehow have missed your chance at figuring out the whole purpose of the dream. And you tell yourself that you can’t, you’re just you, a person from whatever town in a big country full of people and you are just another person with limitations and problems and not enough…well you fill in the blank.
This story is old and tired and has never helped you to experience yourself beyond littleness and lack. The reason that you tell yourself this story over and over is because you haven’t found the one thing that would help you change it. You can change the story, yet you have to want to write a new story and be brave enough to live it. A story of new found riches, of new found glory, of your joyful Self as the whole, perfect you that the Creator created. You are something so far beyond your little bodily conception of yourself that you are not able to imagine it yet. And yet, you have the ability to create anything you want. You can have anything, but first you must find out who you really are.
To awaken from the victim dream, you must train your mind to think differently and see everything differently. Because once you have found that you can see everything differently, you become different, everything you think about is different and is vibrating at the frequency of more and more love. Because it already is, but you were not aware of it, and now you can feel the change, viscerally, cellularly within you.
Your mind changes when you decide you want to experience more of you.
Ask yourself : Can you remember deep within yourself what you wanted to experience by coming into this plane of existence? Do you want love? Do you want unlimited love to flow through you? Because if that is true, you will energize this idea and find that the flow of love is something you cannot control, once you tap into it, you feel great and everything seems possible. Because it is.
The key is that you already have all power and you have been using it to tell yourself ideas and concepts that you have learned about yourself from the time you were a child. You have been conditioned to believe a story about yourself that you probably do not like because it makes you unhappy. Or, you have found that the happiness you seek is fleeting, followed by periods of unhappiness and you can’t figure out how to have the happiness without the unhappiness.
So, you accept the idea that you have to have both, unhappiness and happiness and you live your life fearful of the times when the unhappiness will come and overtake you. And will put out your life. Or you live in the unhappiness telling yourself that’s just the way it is. And it is this way for you until you decide you want something else. That happens when it happens, but why not now?
So you keep telling yourself the same thing and you keep experiencing it. Because you are using the power of your creative mind to do this, you continue to experience the same thing. The nature of your creative mind is that every thought has power. There are no neutral thoughts. Your mind says something over and over and before you know it, it’s ingrained into your consciousness so totally that you don’t remember ever feeling that you could be different.
Yet the idea that you would accept this, and live within the beliefs that you have constructed and continue to verify this thought system with your experience is hopefully becoming intolerable to you. If it is becoming intolerable to you, that is wonderful, because it is intolerable for a creative being such as you to accept the falsity that you have no power to change your life.
Because you have all power and the entire thing is happening to you because you don’t realize that you can harness this power and choose to change your mind and dream a different dream. Or wake up entirely from it and enter the universe as an illuminate being of light. Either way, you will be happier and freer and will find that life is full of possibility.
The good news is that you no longer have to struggle, suffer and survive if you have power to change what you experience. You could just be yourself and accept everything exactly as it is right now. No fighting, no striving, no struggle. You could feel differently right now about who you are. I suggest that you do so.
The key is to notice what you are thinking and ask for help to change the fundamental beliefs that hold you and bind you to your littleness.
You can do this at any moment, and the miracle, or the shift in perception occurs, just because you are willing to change your mind and have a new thought. Then, you will feel different. How would it feel if you started to think happy thoughts, delightful thoughts? What if you opened to all possibilities and started to imagine yourself happy and free of the beliefs that used to bind you. Never mind what they were, they are no longer true for you. You can decide to see it all anew. From this moment on.
Behold, I make all things new.
Regardless of your past experience, that is now completely over and this is your new chapter. You are rewriting your story, so imagine that you are now an unlimited being of love and light who chose to come and extend these wonderful gifts that you have been given. You can have more freedom, more love, more light because you want to experience the possibility of not only having, but being all this, regardless of what form it takes. You are the light you extend, you can be this light and experience yourself unlimited, as you learn to release your lack ideas. The littleness or lack was just a false idea, the idea of the separate you. This is where all the falsity stems from, your identification with a separate self lost in a dream. Good news…this is not you.
When you actively take responsibility for the thoughts you are thinking, you change. You become happier and more free because you align with truth. You decide to be happy now and the thoughts and things that resonate with your inner state of happiness come to you effortlessly. You want to choose the thoughts that make you happy, so it is imperative that you begin to think joyful and happy thoughts. Loving, peaceful, joyful thoughts. Imagine yourself all day today thinking only happy thoughts. You will smile all day long and everyone will feel your inner happiness that you are bringing to the world. You will be joyful, and you will feel love for everyone you meet. It will be a miraculous day.
Tell yourself this today: I am infinite love, I am infinite wisdom, I am infinite strength. In me all things are possible because I am a creator. I can create anything I want. Love flows through me effortlessly.
IT may sound simple, but the fact is that what is hard is being out of alignment with who you are. You cannot be happy in a state of separation from God. Period. This takes enormous energy and effort to be in the lost or forgetful state that you find yourself stuck in. Being stuck is not fun. Being free to make a new choice is fun and creative. Because you so desire to have the things you want and be who you are, that you will find it much easier to think these thoughts instead of the complaining that you don’t have it. Every thought, every word you speak gives you exactly what you are experiencing right now. You do have the power to change your mind.
So the whole universe of love is awaiting your return to sanity and to the awareness that although you have been much deceived by the dream, you now are willing and able to dream a happy dream. You can do this by focusing on the possibility of it and imagining what it would look life if you were happy.
Miracles are natural, when they do not occur, something has gone wrong.
A miracle is a shift in perception, from darkness or ignorance, to light and Intelligence that comes from knowing who you are. If you knew that all thoughts have power and there are no neutral thoughts, you would start to become much more aware of the thoughts you are thinking and make more effort to allow those thoughts to change. When you allow you simply get into a flow, where it is natural for a change of mind to occur, as opposed to staying stuck in an idea for years and years maintaining its hold on you. So, isn’t it time that you decide to change your mind and become the being of light that you are? You are a whole and perfect creation of God and until you recognize this, you will never be truly happy.
I am not a body, I am free.
The basic principle of A Course in Miracles resides in this one thought. It means that the you that you think you are, identified as a body on planet Earth with all your problems and perceptions of you and your world around you, are not based in reality or truth. You are living a false idea of yourself, you are therefore caught in a fear dream. But the dream can change, from a dream of a separate existence to a dream of awakening or enlightenment. You do have all power to change your mind and think different thoughts so you can begin to identify with the whole you, the perfect you, the enlightened you. Indeed you must or you are confined to this separate existence which you have been living out for many years and lifetimes. You will never be happy if you continue to identify with this separate you because the fact is, that it isn’t a happy feeling to be separate.
To be in communication with love and to know who you are is actually the only dream worth pursuing ultimately, because it makes you happy to be a communicator. To be in a constant flow of love extending it out into the world to all the people you love and maybe even don’t love. You will begin to realize that not loving isn’t fun either, and you will find a way to forgive those who have hurt you.
Forgiveness is key
Your belief that you are vulnerable to other people’s behavior is not a happy idea either, so forgiveness becomes an imperative that feels better than holding onto resentments and judgment. So you will simply give them all up. You will begin to feel the peace of knowing that you are all powerful and that if you are miracle minded, all possibilities exist and you can choose to experience whatever you choose. This is the nature of the dream.
You have all power, the power of decision is your own.
You may imagine that you are a little being on planet Earth with no reference at all to the you that is whole and perfect and created as God intended you to be. Yet, it is simply up to you to choose, to decide that you want to see this all differently. There is another way to look at everything, right? Perceptions can be changed, so when you exercise this power of decision, you feel different. You get the result of your thoughts every time. This is how your mind actually works. You are not two selves in conflict. You are one self, united with your creator.
The unity of your one self knows perfectly well who it is. It knows what it wants, and it wants to be happy. Just like Jesus said, you must become like little children. They just want to be happy and are happy easily because they have not conditioned themselves to think that being unhappy is normal. Little children love to be happy and free. They are not flowing against the current, so to speak, they are in the flow of life and are unconcerned with details and material things. They simply are.
The question then becomes how to get to that state of being, and all suffering comes from the idea that you cannot reach that state, although you remember it from when you were a child. And the answer is that it isn’t that hard, but you have to want it and you have to start by allowing what is happening or not to change.
When you tell yourself that what is happening to you is terrible and you are stuck, that you can’t find the way out, then that is what you experience. Just begin by telling yourself you are learning something new.
I am learning something new and enjoying the experiencing of it. I am opening up, I am releasing the past, I am moving on toward a greater expansion of myself. I am allowing the idea that freedom from fear is possible, freedom from lack is possible, and I am opening to the possibility of a whole new me.
I choose to be in a state of love, I choose to be loved by my Creator, I choose to be happy right here and now. I choose to allow that I am learning a new way to be in the world. I choose to accept that I can be a beacon of love for the world. I choose to be that beacon and to draw the love into my heart from my creator and extend it into the world. I choose to be a conduit for eternal love and life. I choose to accept my natural inheritance as the holy child of God that I am.
My natural inheritance is freedom, is eternal life, is love and I can be this now. I choose to be who I really am right here and now. I want to experience this since it will make me very happy. I now choose to allow everyone to be exactly where they are, and I am choosing to be happy and free. I no longer depend on others for my happiness,
I choose to depend upon my Creator only and to allow that this Source of me knows me perfectly well and this Source wills only my perfect happiness right here and now.
Wouldn’t it be better to tell yourself this than to constantly berate yourself with ideas of littleness and lack. Do you see that right now you are getting the result of every thought you are thinking? Is it really true that you don’t have what you want? Or are you just thinking that?
(to be continued)