Last week I spent a lot of time writing/posting about “Creating your own reality”. A few readers wrote to me asking me how to do this. I quickly responded by writing “You are already doing it”, though, I feel it’s necessary to spend some more time in explaining what creates our reality and how we actually do it. We do it all the time, every waking moment, but many of us are not aware of it so I will write a few posts if necessary to get the point across. 90% of the time we are creating but not aware of that or paying attention to our thoughts as most of our unconscious time is automatic.
Although it is not that difficult to do(consciously create our reality) because you are already doing it, it’s really important to understand the HOW you are doing it and how to change it so that you can create a positive/abundant reality. I’m now talking about your personal reality. This information/data was taken from Jane Robert’s book “The Nature of Personal Reality”. I have not yet seen this anywhere else, and yet it was written over 40 years ago. I have copied some sections and added some of my own words, so if you have any doubts, I suggest you find it online and read it yourself. I have taken out portions of it that I consider to be important and in some cases shortened the explanations so that you don’t spend too much time reading this information. Please don’t rush reading this, like me, I read it over many times and still doing it, because although I understand it, I want to implement the suggestions to more productively create things I want to be in my life.
“You make your own reality”. You get what you concentrate upon. There is no other main rule.
Core beliefs are strong ideas about your own existence. Many other subsidiary beliefs, that earlier seemed separate from each other, should now appear quite clearly as being offshoots of core beliefs. Once the core belief is understood to be a false one, the others will fade away.
It is the core belief which is strong enough to focus your perception that you perceive from the physical world only those events that correlate with it. It is also the strength of the core belief that draws up from the vast bank of inner knowledge only those events that seem to fit within its organization.
I don’t mean to imply that you make a list of specific negative ideas. It’s very important that you recognize the existence of joyful beliefs, and take into consideration these elements of your own experience with which you have had success.
I want you to capture that feeling of accomplishment, and to translate or transfer it, to areas in which you have had difficulty, but you must remember that the ideas exist first and the experience physically follows that.
The truth is that you form your reality directly. You react consciously and unconsciously to your beliefs. You collect from the physical universe, and the interior one, data that seems to correlate with your beliefs. Believe, then, that you are being unlimited by nature, born into flesh to materialize as best you can the great joy and spontaneity of your nature.
Core beliefs are those about which you build your life. You are consciously aware of these.
Information that seems unrelated to this core belief is then not processed but thrown into the corners of your mind, unused, and you are denied the value of the information, inactive material. This information will not be a part of the organized structure of your usual thoughts.
A core belief is invisible only when you think of it as a fact of life, and not as a belief about life.
You must become aware of your own structures. Build them up or tear them down, but do not allow yourself to become blind to the furniture of your own mind, it will help you, in fact, if you think of your own beliefs as furniture that can be rearranged, changed, renewed, completely discarded or replaced. Your ideas are yours. They should not control you. Imagine yourself then rearranging this furniture. Images of the particular pieces will come clearly to you. Ask yourself what ideas these pieces represent. See how well the tables fit together. Open up the drawers inside.
You need to understand that these are not simply dead ideas, like debris, within your mind. They are psychic matter. In a sense then they are alive. They group themselves like cells, protecting their own validity and identity.
You feed them, figuratively speaking, with like ideas.
Information does not exist by itself. Connected with it is the consciousness of all those who understand it, perceive it or originate it, the consciousness that held, or holds, or will hold the information attracts like a magnet. The information itself wants to move toward consciousness. It is not dead or inert. It is not something you grab for, it is also something that wants to be grabbed, and so it gravitates to those that seek it.
Your consciousness attracts consciousness that is already connected with the material.
Imagination is one of the motivating agencies that helps transform your beliefs into physical experience. It is vital therefore that you understand the interrelationship between ideas and imagination. John Lamb Lash said once that we are the only species, animal or not, in this universe and all others to have imagination. Our mother/creator gifted us with something that nobody else has and this is why we are considered the royal family of all species.
In order to dislodge unsuitable beliefs and establish new ones, you must learn to use your imagination to move concepts in and out of your mind. The proper use of imagination can then propel ideas in the directions that you desire.
Mostly, your imagination follows your beliefs, as do your emotions. One of the most hampering beliefs of all is the idea that the clues to current behaviour are buried and usually inaccessible. This belief itself closes to you the contents of your own conscious mind and prevents you from looking there for the answers that are available.
It is so important for you to realize you are working with beliefs in your mind—that the real work is done there in the mind—and not look for immediate physical results.
They will follow as surely and certainly as the ‘bad’ results followed, and this must be a belief: That the good results will come. But the real work is done in the mind. If you do the work then you can rest assured of the results, but you must not check constantly for them.
Your emotions and your imagination both follow your belief. When the belief vanishes then the same emotional context is no longer entertained, and your imagination turns in other directions. Purposely, you use your conscious mind playfully, as in a game, in which for a time you completely ignore what seems to be in physical terms and “pretend” that what you really want is real.
If you are poor, you purposely pretend that you have all you need financially. Imagine how you are going to spend the money. If you are ill, imagine playfully that you are cured/healed. See yourself doing what you would do. If you cannot communicate with others, imagine yourself doing so easily.
As it took a while for the unsatisfactory beliefs to become materialized, so it may be a time before you see physical results; but the new ideas will take growth and change your experience as certainly as the old ones did. The process of imagining will also bring you face to face with other subsidiary ideas that may momentarily bring you up short, you may see where you held two quite conflicting ideas simultaneously, and with equal vigor. In such a case, you stalemated yourself, so you will try to be healthy and not healthy at the same time, or successful and not successful.
Feeling and conscious thought actually go together but your conscious thinking largely determines your emotions, and not the other way around. Your beliefs generate the appropriate emotion that is implied. A long period of inner depression does not just come upon you. Your emotions don’t betray you. Instead, over a period of time you have been consciously entertaining negative beliefs that then generated the strong feelings of despondency. As you think so you feel, and not the other way around.
Socrates wrote: “You are what you think”.
The belief in illness itself depends upon a belief in human unworthiness, guilt and imperfection, for example.
If you are focusing upon ideas of illness or lack, your conscious mind also holds latently concepts of health, vigor and abundance. If you divert your thoughts from the negative ideas to the positive ones, then your concentration will begin to alter the balance. The vest reservoir of energy and potential within you is called into action under the leadership of your conscious mind.
Your consciousness expands as you use it. You become ‘more’ conscious as you exercise these reasoning faculties. Conscious mind is a vehicle for the imagination in many ways. The greater the knowledge, the greater the expansion of imagination.
The conscious mind is a vehicle for the expression of the soul in corporeal terms. It is your method of assessing temporal experience according to the beliefs that it holds about the nature of reality. It automatically causes the body to react in certain ways. I cannot say this often enough: Your beliefs follow your reality, your body and its condition, your personal relationships, your environment, and en masse your civilization and world. The conscious mind gives its orders and the inner self carries them out.
All of the powers of your inner self are set into activation as a result of your conscious beliefs. You have lost a sense of responsibility for your conscious thoughts because you have been taught that it is not what forms your life. You have been taught that regardless of your beliefs you are terrorized by unconscious conditioning. And as long as you hold that conscious belief you will experience it as reality.