Saturday, July 24, 2010

Perceived Beliefs

One mode of the divine teaching is the incarnation of the spirit in a form, in forms, like my own. I live in society; with persons who answer to thoughts in my own mind, or express a certain obedience to the great instincts to which I live. I see its presence to them. I am certified of a common nature; and all these other souls, these separated selves, draw me as nothing else can. They stir in me the new emotions we call passion; of love, hated, fear, admiration, pity; thence comes conversation, competition, persuasion, cities, and war.

Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1841 essay The Oversoul is expressing a simple truth about the nature of the self. We choose to become physical at a particular time and place in this three dimensional reality. We choose to manifest in this reality because we have the desire to experience other forms of consciousness physically. Our value system is composed of our beliefs. Some of those beliefs manifest with us and others form as the conscious mind produces thoughts about the nature of being physical.

Every form of consciousness has its own agenda in any physical manifestation. Our emotions are signals, and we react to them in one way or another using our value system. We experience our beliefs physically. We want to feel the joy within those beliefs, but we tend to create conflicting beliefs that hinder that joy.

There are no rules when it comes to creating our value system. We are free to choose which thought feels better. But in order to know which thought feels better, we create thoughts that generate feelings of sadness and despair. Those thoughts manifest within our value system, and we use them to sense the power and the force of our own energy.

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