Tuesday, June 30, 2015
“World Peace Day is envisioned to become a moment of global unity—it is up to us to make it a reality.” ~Jeremy Gilley
After posting a recent essay on giving and receiving, and feeling complete with the insights I had gained, I happened upon a quote by Indian yogi and mystic Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev that changed my opinion. I realized immediately that I had only scratched the surface of this vital and complex issue. Evidently I was meant to dig much deeper to fully grasp and understand it so I could embrace and share it with others.
His provocative quote says that when we think or say something is impossible, what we’re actually doing is telling the universe, “No thank you. We didn’t really want that anyway.”
Some of the “impossible” global examples Vasudev is obviously referring to are world peace, poverty and hunger, and on an individual level, perfect health, healthy relationships and prosperity. They remain impossible, he said, because we hold negative thoughts in our consciousness that cancel out any possibility of receiving them as a reality.
Vasudev’s quote highlighted what I believe, which is that we live in an abundant universe that is constantly giving, but many of us, me included, aren’t always willing to receive. We are the ones blocking the flow by saying or thinking, in essence, “Never mind, that may happen for someone else, but not for me.”
One of the yogi’s first questions after making his bold statement would have to be, why are we withholding good from ourselves? And the next one would be, why would we ever choose to put such unhealthy and undesirable limitations on the infinite giving-ness of Spirit and the abundant universe?
My immediate response would be from my own experience: Most of us still don’t know how life on Earth really works. I lived the first half of my life as a victim for exactly that reason. Until I learned the truth in what Jesus taught about It being done unto us as we believe, I was living by default instead of by design. In the mid-seventies, this incredible concept had been succinctly re-stated as: Change your thoughts and change your life.
And thanks to hundreds of visionary writers and speakers, as well as many sages and spiritual leaders throughout the ages, we are finally aware enough to accept this concept. It is being lived and confirmed by millions of people all over the world, thanks to all the above and TV’s all-purpose guru Oprah.
As I embraced this truth, I realized that we are the scriptwriters, the casting directors and directors of our own comedies, dramas or tragedies. The Universal Life Force, energy that is in everything and everyone in the universe, is the producer. I finally recognized that I had been trapped in a victim role with absolutely no idea that the pleas and prayers I spoke each morning were overshadowed by the negative thoughts I focused on the rest of the day. The universe sees no difference between an order that is positive or negative; it only knows to fulfill it.
The next deterrent to receiving our good from the universe is directly related to the invalid thoughts, beliefs, needs, feelings and life patterns that we hold in our subconscious. These long-forgotten directives determine whether we feel worthy, deserving, or lovable enough to receive our good.
The solution, from my experience, is to take the time to look within and start clearing out the negative beliefs we have so that our desires for a good life can be realized. Naturally, we also have to know what we want, which many people don’t, and I didn’t for a long time. Then we need to clean up our subconscious and align our desires with what is good in the universe, which means that our desires neither harm nor take from anyone else. When we can do this and maintain an anticipation of good, we are open to receiving.
Is it a lot of work to make the impossible possible? Yes. But the result is so much better than spending a lifetime wishing we knew why other people were living “charmed” lives and we always ended up with the short end of the stick. It was never meant to be that way. This is a blessed, abundant universe, and it’s time to realize that we were born to have all the good our hearts desire—and can accept.
Incredible technological and economic changes are taking place in our world right now and are already affecting every area of our lives. I believe that the “impossible” global and individual changes that humanity yearns for are imminently possible.
To meet the challenges and opportunities that will alter humanity’s future one way or another, we need to accept the reality of how life works and align our thoughts and actions with that awareness. Our lifetime might see the beginning of a cosmic push-comes-to shove era for human beings. And if we truly want to be part of this opportunity to create a better world, we must face the fact that it won’t be zapped on us—it has to happen through us. We must wake up and realize that by aligning with the Greater Power within us we can consciously direct the course of our lives and together make the impossible possible.
Copyright © 2011 by Fern Stewart Welch [Repeated by Request]
The author’s books: “Becoming a Spiritual Warrior of the Heart,” (April 2013); “Tea with Elisabeth,” (recipient of the 2010 Silver Award for Non-fiction); “You Can live A Balanced Life In An Unbalanced World,” (Nov. 2008); “The Heart Knows the Way …” (Feb. 2008), and are available on Amazon.com, online booksellers and bookstore chains such as Barnes &Noble.