All of us had certain ambitions during our younger years, but over time life has stirred us in other directions or we made decisions which were not in line with the original intent. Many times we allowed others to decide our path for us, we felt powerless and stayed with a job or a relationship that was less than desirable, or we just went with the flow and slowly but surely our once clearly defined path became muddled and dwindled into the far distance. We took the easy way out. Looking back we wonder what happened, “why didn’t I stay with my visions and dreams?” we ask.
Many people just exist, they are not fully living. They react to outer circumstances, rather than acting in accordance to their God-given power of self-management. Instinctively they reach for a higher goal, a more refined being, but many do not succeed. Unfortunately this seeming failure results in future doubts. “Maybe I am not cut out to do this job” or “What if I fail again?” they wonder and their enthusiasm diminishes. Giving up seems easier than sticking with the plan.
However, only when attuned with the mental force that controls the Universe (which we all possess) will we be able to change our destiny and perform the work that needs to be done.
The physical world is merely a reflection of the mental world; it’s not the other way around. Unfortunately the reflection is a mostly imperfect one, as the thoughts produced by us are imperfect as well. Like attracts like, and our thoughts are causative and create everything we hear, see, touch, taste and smell, and most of all they create everything we experience. It is the Law – it cannot be changed.
The mere fact that we can say “I”, “Me”, “My” and recognize the meaning of those words show proof of our awareness of self. This one and only consciousness that is within us, is the great sea of the Universe and we are part, a particle, of this great universal mass – an individual drop in the Universal Ocean.
Our minds activity includes desire. Desire is the active spark that presses for expression as part of our natural thinking process. Our mental picture is the blueprint of our experience, good or bad, and this vision will become our experience. Consciousness always assumes a form in the visible; it automatically manifests its convictions and beliefs. There is only one Mind, one Consciousness. In the individual sense you are Mind, you are Consciousness – you can think. You are aware of your being, you know that you ‘are’, and your sense of self is what is expressed in the form you call YOU.
We, our true substance, is not a changing ‘thing’. We are constant, limitless, powerful, and already perfect. What is changing is our understanding of SELF. Through this change of our understanding, with its triumphs and tribulations, we change the reflection to either good or bad. However, the inevitable growth and self-unfoldment we eventually experience will reflect the glorious calm and happiness that comes with this understanding.
So let’s go back to our visions and dreams and redefine what they mean to us. Let us get the enthusiasm back which we experienced at an early age. And let us shed the bondage of the ego and leave the restrictions of conformity behind.
Ego will always think that we are greater than others and less than we truly are. Ego does not understand the great Truth of our innate heritage of perfection, nor the fact that we are all made of the same substance, imbued with the same Understanding. The only distinction between each of us is the difference of levels of understanding in our quest for unfoldment. Therefore there is an apparent divergence in our life experience.
But there is within us a power of complete liberation, an ability to rectify our mistakes. As long as we live and think a certain way, we will continue to do so without progress, however, when once we use this innate power, our visions and dreams will be fulfilled – but remember, only that which takes root in our minds can become fact. It all rests within us.
It is time to cast off all concepts of limitations and it is time to improve the quality of our thoughts, because what we accept as a permanent mental image, or fact, must manifest in this world. Our dreams, your dreams, will manifest if we stay focused and true to our vision, with the knowledge of the power within.
Can you see the importance? Can you understand that your life has been shaped by your convictions, and you are actually living your visions and dreams right now? If you don’t like the picture you see, know that you can change it at any time – make it your priority. Set goals, dream big, and know that you can achieve anything you set your mind to, because your mind is the most powerful tool you have. I wish you much success!