Inspiring Quotes of the Week...
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Believe without doubt and it will happen; that is manifestation. It's not willpower or magic. Because you believe, you join in, you do your part, you take responsibility in oneness with life. You embrace the vision with love; and this light exposes your fears as unnecessary, so any doubts are released. Your belief comes into your life.
Forget about when, that will be sorted; just trust in the universe, and play your part in the manifestation - because you are a crucial aspect of the universe too!
We wake up from this dream when we die, but it's not a bad idea to make it into a lucid dream and wake up a bit on a more regular basis, and direct your dream where you really want it to go.
As Denise Linn says, "Shift the focus from what you want to do, to how you want to be... how you want to feel."
And Rumi: "You are a volume in the divine book, a mirror to the power that created the universe. Whatever you want, ask it of yourself. Whatever you're looking for can only be found inside of you."
Bill went on to explain these beliefs cause a person to either 1) Attract, and be attracted to, people and situations that allow them to confirm the "trueness" of what they already believe (as when a woman who believes men are pigs keeps getting attracted to pigs); 2) Cause them to filter the evidence coming to them so as to interpret what is happening as confirmation that what they believe really is true, even if it isn't (as when a person interprets "I can't go out with you tonight" as "I don't really love you," even if that isn't really what is happening); or 3) They behave in such a way that they ultimately make what they believe to be true actually come true (as when a person who thinks they can never make money makes poor financial decisions and loses their money, gets into debt, and so on).
But we can create our reality more consciously. As Stretton Smith says, “When you see and feel it right in the wholeness of your being, you have then created the condition that makes the result inevitable.”
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
Any pure intent manifests, but normally intent is not pure, it is mixed with conflicting intentions, subconscious fears and blocking beliefs. It's all "working" but not to the desired effect. There are whole structures of these things, for the most part outside our waking consciousness, and it is these structures that work on spiritual development needs to expose and releasee. Continues