Thursday, June 21, 2012

Reservoir Of Life

Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness. We all have reservoirs of life to draw upon, of which we do not dream.

William James expressed those thoughts in one of his 1906 Lowell Institute lectures at Columbia University. James understood that we only accept ideas that we believe are true even though there is a steady stream of conscious mind-chatter. That chatter is filled with pertinent information about the self. We are all able to use that knowledge if we expand our beliefs about consciousness. James also understood that we only accept suggestions given to us by another if they fit into our preconceived ideas about the nature of our reality. It seems we only use a small portion of our conscious mind, and that restricts us when it comes to accepting any sort of change.

We are only half conscious when we reject the intuitive ideas that come from the vast wisdom within the psyche. False beliefs create mental roadblocks, and they give the inner self a faulty picture of reality. One example is religious manipulation. The belief in man-made religions has created a wall between the inner self and the conscious mind. Religion uses several controlling devices to limit the amount of information that comes from the inner self. Those controlling devices are anchored in the belief about sin. We believe we sin every day, based on our belief about salvation. Salvation is a controlling device that keeps us from listening to our inner self. All of our beliefs are covered in the rubble of man-made truths not inner truth.

When our reality is riddled with misconceptions, the inner self begins to make adjustments. The inner self takes corrective measures and bypasses these fabricated restrictions by expelling energy in other layers of consciousness. When this happens we usually call it a revelation. The result of any revelation is a new way of thinking, and thinking is the main ingredient in forming as well as expanding beliefs.

Our thoughts create our events. If we think the physical world is evil we will experience events that appear evil. There are no accidents in consciousness. Our beliefs grow in time and space like flowers in a well-watered garden. How they grow is our responsibility. If we recognize and then draw on the reservoir of life, which is the fertile stream of consciousness that exists within the inner self, our physical world becomes a dream. It’s the dream where inner truth fuels our beliefs.

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