Some of your beliefs originate from childhood, but you are not at their mercy unless you believe that you are.
Because your imagination follows your beliefs you can find yourself in a vicious circle in which you constantly paint pictures in your mind that reinforce “negative” aspects in your life. The imaginative events generate appropriate emotions, which automatically bring about hormonal changes in your body or affect your behaviour with others, or cause you to interpret events always in the light of your beliefs. And so daily experience will seem to justify what you believe more and more. The only way out is to become aware of your beliefs, aware of your own conscious thought, and to change your beliefs so that you bring them more into line with the kind of reality you want to experience. Imagination and emotion will then automatically come into play to reinforce the new beliefs.
The first important step is to realize that your beliefs about reality are just that – beliefs about reality and not necessarily attributes of reality. You must make a clear distinction between you and your beliefs. You must then realize that your ideas are physically materialized. What you believe to be true in your experience is true. To change the physical effect you must change the original belief-while being quite aware that for a time physical materializations of the old beliefs may still hold, however, your new beliefs will and quickly begin to show themselves in your experience. But you must not be concerned for their emergence, for this brings up the fear that the new ideas will not materialize, and so this negates your purpose.
You are doing the same thing now constantly and automatically with whatever beliefs you have, and they are being as constantly and automatically translated. It is the separation of self from beliefs that is so important initially, however.
Examine all of your beliefs about yourself and the nature of reality; and one belief, if you let it, will lead you to another. Imagination and will power are never in conflict. Your beliefs may conflict, but your imagination will always follow your will power and your conscious thoughts and beliefs.
Example: You are overweight, tried all the diets to no avail. You follow what I have said so far. You change the belief. You say “because I believe I am overweight, I am, so I will think of myself at my ideal weight”.
But you find that you still overeat. You for instance, find that you believe you are not worthy, thus, should not look attractive, you may find that you feel and believe that you are so vulnerable that you need the weight so people will think twice before they shove you around. In all of these cases the ideas will be conscious. You have entertained them often and your imagination and emotions are in league with them, and not in conflict.
In order to create the reality that you want, you have to begin to examine your beliefs. See other people react to you in the new way. This is highly important because telepathically you are sending them interior messages. You are telling them that you are changing the conditions and behaviour of your relationship. You are broadcasting your altered position. You must accept the idea completely, however, that your beliefs form your experience. Discard those beliefs that are not bringing you those effects you want. In the meantime you will often be in the position of telling yourself that something is true in the face of physical data that seems completely contradictory. You must realize that you are the one who produced that “physical evidence” that still faces you, and you did so through your beliefs. Physical evidence will gradually begin to “prove” your new belief as faithfully as it did your old one.
Each of the atoms and molecules that compose your body has its own reality in sound values that you do not hear physically. Each organ of your body then has its own unique sound value as well. When there is something wrong the inner sounds are discordant. The inharmonious sounds have become a part of that portion of the body as a result of the inner sound of your own thought beliefs. That is why it is vital that you do not reinforce these inner sounds through repeating the same negative suggestions to yourself. Verbal suggestions are translated into inner sound. This passes through your body in somewhat the same way that some kinds of light does.
The body has structures of sound, light and electromagnetic properties that you do not perceive. These are all connected with the physical image that you know. Any physical disabilities show themselves in these other structures initially.
The sound, light and electromagnetic patterns give strength and vitality to the physical form that you recognize. They are more mobile than the physical body, and even more susceptible to the changing pattern of your own thought and emotion.
Thoughts are translated into this inner sound, but thoughts always attempt to materialize themselves also. As such they are incipient images, collectors of energy. They build up their own embryonic form until it is one way or another physically translated.
Mental images therefore are extremely powerful, combining inner sound and its effects with a clear mental picture which will seek physical form. Your imagination adds motivating and propelling power to such images, and so you will find that many of your beliefs are entertained by your in an inner visual manner. They will have mental pictures connected with them.
One such image may represent one particular belief or it may stand for several. As you make lists of your beliefs you will find some of these pictures coming into your mind. Look at them as you would a painting you have created. If you do not like what you see then quite consciously change the picture in your mind.
In quiet moments the word “O-O-O-O-O-M-M-M-M” said slowly, mentally or aloud, will be of benefit in toning up your general physical condition. The sounds contain within them a built-in impetus toward energy and well-being, as I will explain shortly.
A mental image is composed of the same properties, a pattern of internal sound with electromagnetic properties imbued with certain light values. In a sense, and a very real one, the mental image is incipient matter, and any structure so composed, combining the electromagnetic sound and light values, will automatically try to reproduce itself in physical existence, or materialization.
The atoms and molecules that compose your cells and flesh, for instance, do not react to the physical sounds that you hear or the light patterns that your physical eyes perceive. The nerves are also composed of the same kind of interior structures as mentioned earlier; around, or rather from which, the physical nerves form. Here the exterior data is translated and broken down into inner terms. That is, it is decoded in terms of the internal sound, light and electromagnetic patters as discussed before. It then becomes usable information, even in terms of the atoms and molecules that compose cells. The physical lapse that occurs between an incoming message and its intended destination does not occur on these other levels. The “interior message”, gets to its destination ahead of the physical one. Therefore the invisible body pattern, composed of its interior light, sound and electromagnetic properties, reacts first, and actually initiates the later physical response before you see anything physically, you do so through these inner pathways.
Ideas represent your psychic intent. They generate emotion and imagination. These activate the interior patterns. They are the motive force of action, the means by which all interior events are exteriorized. They are energy formed and directed, formulations of interior and exterior patterns of reality. They are a part of the creative force from which all realities spring. Imagination and emotion are the most concentrated forms of energy that you possess as physical creatures. Any strong emotion carries within far more energy than, say, that required to send a rocket to the moon.
Emotions, instead of propelling a physical rocket send thoughts from this interior reality through the barrier between nonphysical and physical into the “objective” world-no small feat, and one that is constantly repeated.
The general framework, properties and characteristics of the body exist, therefore, before its formation. The conscious mind directs the so-called involuntary system of the body, and not the other way around. No idea slips insidiously past your awareness to affect your involuntary system unless it fits in with your own conscious beliefs, you will not be sick if you think you are well-but there may be other ideas that make you believe in the necessity for poor health, involuntary functions perfectly mirror your consciously held ideas and beliefs.
You are, in physical existence using your body as a medium for learning and expression and these to certain extent color your intent and purposes in physical life as you now understand it.
If all your beliefs, not just your “fortunate” ones, were not materialized, you would never thoroughly understand on a physical level that your ideas create reality. If only your “positive” beliefs were materialized then you would never clearly comprehend the power of your thought, for you would not completely experience its physical results.
Before physical birth you tune yourself into a highly specific dimension of reality. You form a physical structure that will have existence within that intensely concentrated area, that will come alive within those ‘frequencies’ the other portions can be called the inner self. Now all of this inner self cannot be expressed even with its connection with the brain, since the brain must sift perception through the physical apparatus. Therefore a seeming division occurs, in which a portion of the invisible conscious mind is connected with the physical brain, and a portion of it is free of that connection. That part forms what you think of as the involuntary consciousness that are connected to the brain and those that are not. The “deeper” purposes of the consciousness involved “circulate”, sometimes arising in the awareness that is joined with the brain, will be interpreted according to the beliefs of that most physically focused segment of the self. To some degree, such inner date will be colored by the current beliefs of that part of the self most directly confronting the physical world. Those beliefs, however, are constantly being examined by the inner self.
You must understand that your ideas and thoughts do not exist as phantoms or shadow images without substance. They are electromagnetic realities. They affect your physical being and they are automatically translated by your nervous system into the stuff of your flesh and of your experience. All energy at the inner self’s disposal is then concentrated to bring about the results asked for by the conscious mind. When you rail against an unfavorable environment or a situation or condition, basically you are not acting independently, but almost blindly reacting. You are reacting to events that seem to happen to you, and always in response to a situation.
To act in an independent manner, you must begin to initiate action that you want to occur physically by creating it in your own being.
This is done by combining belief, emotion and imagination, and forming them into a mental picture of the desired physical result. Of course, the wanted result is not yet physical or you would not need to create it, so it does no good to say your physical experience seems to contradict what you are trying to do.
Ideas and beliefs do feed upon themselves. There is within them a built-in impetus toward growth, development and fulfillment.