Receiving your Desires (As Above, so Below)

As Above, So Below

and what it means to You

There is an inside and out, an up and down, a yin and yang.

“As above so below” means that the universe is just as you are: magnificent, rich, powerful, vast, and largely unknown until you spend time and effort uncovering the mysteries.

There is a magic to the Universal Laws. A recipe. It’s not complicated by any means. In fact, the emotional ingredients mix together into one concoction once their attributes are understood. It is easy to replicate it once you do it the first time.

Ingredients:

Gratitude/Thanksgiving:
Intention:
Expectation/Faith:

The goal is to mix all these together and cook it in the oven of your Subconscious Mind.

First: Know your desire. Can you see yourself with it, doing it, telling others about it?

I ask this because you have to know what you want inside and out, up and down, because knowing how it feels to have what you want is very important to receiving it and keeping it. If you can imagine yourself already living with your desire and express the emotions associated with receiving it, which is gratitude and thanksgiving, the universe will be forced into manifesting it into your life.

Why? Because “as above, so below.” As you believe, so it is. There is no alternative for the universe except to make what you truly believe a reality. This is the source of all the power within you.

Answer this question about “As Above, So Below” and consider where your life and all you have originates. Do you think below refers to you and above to the universe? Many people believe they are below the universe. But it’s wrong.

As above (as you) believe, so below (the universe) manifest into reality.

The fact that you believe you deserve your desire is vital to how and when you receive it. This is where Intention comes into play. We address our Intention to understand why we want our desires and what we plan do with them. This is only a mental process to affirmation that our desire is good and beneficial.

For some reason, our subconscious mind blocks selfish desires from manifesting into our lives. Not because the universe doesn’t want us to have what we want, but we don’t believe we deserve them.  Much time and energy is spent (wasted) on trying to convince ourselves we can have our desires.

Once you  truly convince yourself that you are worthy of the things you want, then you enter a waiting period of Gestation, which is largely controlled by your Expectation/Faith.

Finding and using techniques to unblock the mental barriers keeping you from your desires is where lives are truly changed forever.

The time spent waiting for your desire is drastically shortened once you can believe that you deserve it because only then can you see yourself having it. You must teach yourself how to be thankful for your desires even before they are fully manifested.

One place to begin is knowing that you can have anything you desire. There’s plenty of it in the world, no one will suffer if you get a new car, more money, or a prettier roof over your head? You are not robbing anyone or depriving them of it because you have it. There is plenty to go around.

The process of blending these ingredients together should bring them all into one action  that makes it easier for you to believe “you deserve and already have your desire.” Two of my favorite methods to use are:

Meditation: If you don’t know how to meditate, look it up.
Drawing a Sigil: If you don’t know what this means, look up how to draw a sigil.

This should be performed in a way to place the belief that you will receive your desire into your subconscious. I know it sounds time consuming, but it isn’t. A few minutes everyday will change our life.

I would try to explain meditation and how to draw a sigil, but others do it so well, I should leave it to them.

You will know when it’s time to stop creating sigils and meditating on a certain desire. I can’t explain it, but you will know.

 

Good luck. But, you won’t need it.

The Perfect Day

 

Sometimes, someone has a bad day. No, that’s not right at all.  Everyone of us have bad days. But, we find numerous ways to deal with it. Each of us something different. There are those who find clever ways to ignore the bad happening. These people can be said to only see the good things that happen. Then, there are those who have a habit of dwelling on the bad happening and allow it to affect the rest of the day. These two approaches are pretty much the limit of dealing with a bad day.

But, there are a growing number of people who recreate the bad day over and over again. Examples of this are: couples who argue over the same issues every morning, employees who take the same route to work and find themselves upset, rude and flustered, many who repeat the same day expecting a different tomorrow.

The fear of Scarcity and Victimization makes up 99% of human thinking. The idea that there is not enough keep most of us from taking chances. Everything that happened yesterday becomes an excuse of why today is the way it is, why someone is the way they are, why someone does not have what they want to have.

There are so many creative people in the world, I can fairly say that one is reading this now. Are you a creative person? Do you have a creative soul? Do you want to change your life? I have an idea that might make a difference in your day. First, let’s think about your day and how you want it to start and end.

Then, plan your perfect day.

Write it hour by hour like a film script. Be as detailed as you want to be. Who are the characters? What is the goal of the play (the day)?  Since you are the protagonist, who or what is the antagonist? Be specific and really look at your day as if you have control over how it is going to play out.

This is one thing that needs to be done because at some point you have to take responsibility for the day you create. You are the reason your day is the way it is. You created it with your mind, with your actions, and with your fear based intention.

Write your perfect day and begin to make it a reality. Do not write it from scarcity or fear. But, instead, write the day as if there is no bounds, nothing off limits, and you can be exactly the person you are.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

How To Get Everything You Want

1. Know what you want!

People say: this is easier said than done. But it’s done by many people and it’s the most important step to the getting everything you want.

2. Know what you don’t want.

Obviously, we know what we don’t want. So, this comes down to finding the courage to rid yourself of it. Carlos Castenada said, “You either make yourself miserable or you make yourself strong, the amount of work is the same.”

3. Focus on what you want.

Take a moment, everyday, for Meditation and visualize yourself doing the thing you want. The more you do this the closer you come to having it.

4. Work toward your goal everyday in a structured manner.

Set an uninterrupted time to work toward your goal. Don’t take phone calls, tell your housemates to not bother you, and let everyone know this is not a request.  If they interrupted, you must start over. Yes, this will become the most important part of your day and everyone must respect it. Because let’s face it, if you’re continuously interrupted while working you are not in an atmosphere conductive to achieving your goals.

5. Evaluate your wants and don’t wants.

If you don’t have what you want, you don’t want it enough. Either that, or you must admit that you have exactly what you want. Wayne Dyer said, “You don’t get what you want. You get what you are.”

6. Believe in Yourself!

You are making this happen. All the good things, all the bad things, everything in your life is because you willed it into being. So, take Responsibility.

Five Minutes Will Change Everything

It was hell on Earth and many didn’t make it out alive. Yet, hope prevailed and those who survived mark it as a defining time in their life. Because many don’t have such moments to look back on, they don’t consider the amazing blessings they have before them; and so, things such as depression and anxiety grip the masses and keep them from enjoying life, erasing the possibilities of their pursuit and replace it with loneliness and fear.

Drugs help and counseling has it’s place, but nothing is as affective as living everyday to it’s fullest degree. Good days and bad days, even hell on Earth, manipulate the equation of life and change the outcome of each and every moment; so much so, that the memory of a once hellish moment factors into the present and changes what one feels about then and now.

If you are depressed, if you are lonely, if you are anxious go outside. I urge you to take a step in a new direction. Just for five minutes do the thing that you so badly want to try, do the thing you think you can’t, press yourself to reach farther than you did yesterday, and for those five minutes you will be a super human because you are doing what you thought was impossible. Sp, you truly became a Super You.

No matter the life, no matter the station, no matter the family you were born into, you can be the person you want to be. Whether you want to be an artist, a musician, a writer, or maybe you’ve been dreading the crowd at the local store, you can do it. All of it.

You are capable of amazing things because you are an amazing person. You are a unique person and all your dreams are  front and center, waiting for you to believe in yourself enough to claim them. The only thing that stopped you from being the person you’ve always wanted to be is the fact that you’ve not thought it possible. Something, or possibly someone, made you believe that you weren’t worthy of the dreams you have, that whether or not you will achieved your goals depended on someone else. Well, you are worthy and whether or not you reach your dreams depends on you.

Five minutes, right now, will change your life forever. Write that story, draw that picture, play that song, face that crowd, become that person you want to be.  Being a Super You will get easier five minutes at a time.

You Create Reality

This overall statement will seem like a lie. But, it is true. I am able to wish things into my life. And I can do it rather fast. I simply think about what I want and within a few days I get it. It even happens within hours sometimes.

Today, I wanted an almanac calendar that showed the 12 Signs of Man throughout the month. You might know what I’m talking about what with some of you being into the spiritual side of things, but if not, it is the part of the calendar that labels everyday with a part of the body.

I wanted one and I got one for free. I think this happens because I know the universe is abundant and overflowing with the things we desire. Just think of it. What do you want?

I truly believe that through subconscious thought we create every moment of our lives and the lives of the people around us. I happen to see it in everyone’s life. I see it because I know how it works. I know how the universe operates, how the creation is also part of the creator. We are the Princes and Princesses of the of Universe.

We exist inside of a mechanism that works to provide our desires and our struggles. Let’s face it, we are constantly searching for knowledge and want to know who we are.  But most of us don’t believe we can have everything we want.

Why?

Because we were told all of this as a child. Money doesn’t grow on trees, jobs are hard work, putting food on the table is not easy, someday you’ll see how hard being an adult really is.

And so, we make it that way because the most influential people in our life told us that is the way it is, for everyone. Well, not for everyone. There are those who have it all. They are the cheaters, the liars, the people who rip others off and live off of the hard work of others.

So, it’s no wonder that we have a negative belief about rich people who seem to have everything.

We think: I’m going to work hard for the things I have because that’s how an honest person lives. So, that is the life you create for yourself.

I believe that I am a Son of God, a Prince of the Universe, that my Almighty Creator placed inside of me His Powerful Spirit and by it I am empowered to live in abundance and a fulfilled destiny.  If I can imagine it, I can have it. Just as it says in the 10th chapter of Genesis.

Who do you believe you are? Who creates your reality? Do things happen to you or do you do things?

Are you a victim of this universe ?

 

 

Thanksgiving and Specific Gratitude

This Thanksgiving, I’d like to share with you what Gratitude is and how to make your Gratefulness a more powerful emotion. And, who is affected by your emotions and thoughts.

You are not the only person you affect. You’re Gratitude is only the beginning wave that continues outward forever affecting everything it touches.

We all say “Thank You” when someone gives us something or helps us in some way. But, do those words really express what you feel for that person in that moment? What feelings or emotions do you really feel? What does “thank you” mean? Appreciation? Togetherness? This is an important question because what you feel has a deep connection with everything and everyone in your life. Obviously, the people in your immediate environment are affected by the way you feel on an emotional and spiritual level, but you might be surprised to learn that your feelings are felt on the physical level as well. It is like a ripple through space and everyone can feel it.

Emotions are an important working part of the physical world. You might know of someone who got physically ill from being depressed too long or heard of someone who died from a broken heart. These stories are true because our physical well-being is affected by emotions, and not only our own but everyone’s emotion all the time, which is a huge vibration compounded on top of vibrations.

So, on Thanksgiving this unbelievably huge emotional wave is created by everyone who feels grateful for the things in their life. And it will be a magnificent event this year because more and more people are waking up and seeing the truth.

Gratitude has a very specific vibration. It is the highest of all vibrations and it affects everything. And I mean everything. But there’s much more to it than that.

We know that an emotional wave will affect the people around you and have an effect on the future you will have with those people, but unlike a wave in the ocean, the emotional vibration also affects people who are not near you. The people you have a connection with will benefit from the high vibration you feel. How is that possible?

You might not know how it’s possible, but you don’t really need to know for it to be true. You might say, you don’t need to know how a tree works in order to enjoy the fruit hanging from the branches. Trust that the roots know what to do and the trunk knows it’s place, but enjoy the fruit all the while.

I want to share with you my method of “conscious gratitude.”

I think the most important thing about being grateful is to be specific. I try to avoid platitudes. I try not to think: I’m thankful to be alive. Instead, I take a moment to consciously think of all the things in life that I enjoy.

You can see where this would change what I feel and about what I’m feeling it towards.

Don’t just say “thank you.” Instead, say “thank you for helping me ….” And say their name. People like when you use their name. Make your emotion specific.

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone
I hope this new year is the best you’ve had yet.

Master Your Reality Today

Mastery of your Life Begins Here

 

Mastery of these 14 laws will bring you into perfect harmony with the experience you desire for yourself. Simply knowing the laws is an important part of realizing how you’ve been creating your reality all along. By thought, perception, and expectation you have allowed your desires to fall out of harmony. Your life is exactly the way you wanted it and by learning these laws you will begin to create with an awareness that will immediately change your thought, perception, and awareness.

  • 1 – The Law of Divine Oneness – We live in a connected world, all is part of the source energy, we are all parts of the same thing. We are part of the same Energy.  “I Am That I Am”  describes everyone of us because we are all That we see, all the we hear, and all that we touch, taste, and perceive. We are all One.
  • 2 – The Law of Action – Manifestation relies on action, action is energy in motion  — emotion is feelings in motion. We must learn to use our emotions in a conscious way and apply our focus “the action” on the things we want in our lives. The great thing about this Law is that it begins to work immediately.
  • 3 – The Law of Vibration – Everything moves in waves. Check out the science of Cymatics and you’ll be amazed at the physical changes sound creates in matter and material. In the world we see many of the same patterns everywhere. From the smallest atom to the largest galaxy, we see that spirals and circles rule the world that we can see. But there is an unseen world which is ruled by vibration, ranging from low frequency to high frequency. Our reality is the outcome of these vibrations. The great thing about this is the fact that the vibrations that govern our experience come from us directly. So, when you make a conscious effort to raise your vibration, you reality changes immediately.   (note: the best and fastest way to raise your vibration is through Gratitude.)
  • 4 – The Law of Correspondence – Inside is outside, just as above is below. Everything is has a Yin and Yang and, although things might look as if they are going badly, we must realize that a bad thing is not the opposite of good. It is part of good. It’s the lower frequency and so the two need each other in order to describe itself. Without black there’s no way to truly describe white or any of the colors. In order to enjoy the good times, you must have bad times. We need one end of a stick just as much as we need the other. It’s how we perceive the thing we are experiencing that makes all the difference.  When you get something you don’t want, use it to practice the art of raising your vibration. This will change your reality so fast and in so many surprising ways.
  • 5 – The Law of Cause and Effect – Nothing happens by chance, we reap what we sow. There’s that circular pattern again. So, now that we know how our emotions and high vibrations can be focused to change our present situation we will begin to realize there is no future and there was no past. It is all happening NOW. If you want to change tomorrow, Now is when you do it. Sit down, focus, raise your vibration by showing gratitude and change you life right NOW.
  • 6 – The Law of Compensation – The visible effects of our offered energy. This is in direct agreement with Law 5. Once we offer energy,  the universe has no choice but to respond with an agreeing energy. This is why we only want to offer  energy of high vibration. The reality which we make for ourselves is a direct compensation for our thoughts, emotions, and actions.
  • 7 – The Law of Attraction – Because of the laws above, we can only attract like energies. This is the basis of all reality. You can learn to manipulate this law and immediate changes will take place in your life. For example,  when negative thoughts persist speak aloud the things you are grateful for and be specific. Although it might not feel like it, you will be attracting GOOD things into your life by doing it.
  • 8 – The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy – All people have the power to change the conditions in our lives by understanding these 14 laws. Reality is the manifestation of the vibrations we offer into our NOW condition. As we grow more and more conscious of these laws and make changes in our thoughts and actions, the ever changing reality we live in has no problem in becoming a different experience. Energy can not be destroyed. It can only be changed from one state to another and it’s always changing. With these laws we know how to shift the change to our benefit.
  • 9 – The Law of Gestation – It takes time for big things to manifest.  Some call it divine timing, some call it coincidence, but every thought, every word, and feeling is a seed and will germinate into reality at the right time. Because we are the planters and the universe our garden, we will soon realize that it is our unconscious timing that we later say was perfect timing.” We knew all along and we set it up all up in advance for ourselves.  This is true also for the sabotage in our life. By remaining in a state of low vibration, we are sabotaging ourselves.
  • 10 – The Law of Relativity – Each person will receive challenges to strengthen the vibration within us all and allows us to compare our life to others, it is all relative, all perspective. But, in the end, we will understand that we needed all we experienced for a comparison and we were creating our own reality the entire time. Nothing happened that we didn’t plan for ourselves and benefit from; nothing was ever truly out of our control. The knowledge of this is why you can become a master of reality.
  • 11 – The Law of Polarity – Everything is on a continuum, there is no up without down, no out without in, it’s only how we look at our current situation and compare it to other situations that we begin to create patterns familiar to us. You have to see darkness before you know exactly how much light is needed to see the things you want to see, so you can know what you want to know. Too much light is just as bad as complete darkness. Blindness can result from too much of either.
  • 12 – The Law of Rhythm – Everything moves to certain a rhythm. Life is a series of ebb and flow, masters know how to rise above a rise in tide by not getting too excited, by realizing that the up and down part of life come and go. These are the result of the vibration patterns reality is built upon. However, we can soften the peaks and valleys and possibly slow the timing of the rhythm.  But, who wants to look back at their life and see a flat line?
  • 13 – The Law of Belief – Whatever we fully believe eventually becomes our reality, even if it is not factually true, we can make it so. “As a man thinketh, so he becomes.” The fact that our faith governs many aspects of our life is documented in many religious texts and numerous bible stories. You must have faith.
  • 14 – The Law of Gender – Everything has it’s masculine and feminine energies — just like yin and yang, and both have to be understood to be fully manifested into our experience.  Just like many of the other laws, it takes both to be completely experienced in full detail.

While we put our self into a higher vibration, you will notice theat your wants and needs are coming faster and faster. The universe has always been in alignment with you. We are not molded by our surrounding, but our surroundings are created by us. NOW is different for every person, even if they are in the same place doing the same thing, eating the same foods, see the same people, and working at the same job. We create and sustain the energy needed to make the changes we want to experience.

There are four needs for the physical body: food, sleep, sex, and defense.

There are three needs for the mind: information, emotion, and creative expression

There are three needs for the spiritual body: Knowledge of Eternity, which is our version of afterlife and what we think we know about it; Knowledge in general, which is what we put into our brains and use to construct our current perception; and we need Happiness, which is the goal  of thinking and acting in the NOW.

Black Sleep

“The Black Sleep”
by: Thadd Presley

I can only tell this once and would like to keep silent on this account completely; except for the children that might follow my direction and possibly choose a path such as I’ve taken, I would indeed find a way to keep my life’s decisions a secret and work towards erasing all record of myself from the Earth which would turn all the prying eyes from my business forever and a happy man it would make me; to see the end of this thing called fame, I would do all this, you see; except I know it’s impossible to put the smoke back into the pipe, after it’s been enjoyed, and I grow more and more saddened by this knowledge and will forever more be saddened by every young one who looks at my life as something to be desired and at myself as a role model to be followed.

Obviously, not realizing, or perhaps pretending they don’t see, that I rose to these delirious heights and achieved these glamorous proportions by turning against my upbringing and throwing aside the wise words of my faithful fathers and goodly mothers and by disgracing this very special being I was born into; and, believe me, it is with a heavy heart, for I would like to not face this, nor do I want to make mention of it at all, but if I’m ever to have any sense of humanity again, I must admit that by attaining greatness in the sight of others, I forfeited the invisible part of myself, which is the part we all know matters most, and I am afraid of what awaits me on the other side of this life; that is, if there’s anything at all, I wish, with all my being, that I could trade back all that I have for the single thing I once thought didn’t existed.

Death is what I most need it to be; a black sleep, a darker, much deeper sleep than the thin nights I wake from and fall back to each eve. It will be relaxing and filled with sweet dreams if I know the truth and hold it high for all to see. However, the fantasy of life quickly recedes in the light of this truth and the very moment I try to imagine anything more than the blackness my Death needs to be, a cold sweat dowses my brow and the velvet blackness begins to pulsate until a slight crack splits the horizon just enough for my eyes to squint closer and closer until they adjust to the ever so dimness of light that reflect the waves slowly moving below in the inky, limitless sea of pitch.

In the slightly-pulsating lighted horizon line, I see dashes of swooping red devils, all differing sizes, gleefully thrusting pitchforks into men and women. These tortured people cry silently and ball their fists into their eyes and mouths, some pull at their hair and claw the skin from their faces. Each trying someway to ignore the pain brought on by their decisions and actions before falling to the Black Sleep.

I see many small devils attack a thin, pale, naked man and lift him into the air under the power of their muscled wings. A scream fills my head, but his mouth doesn’t move. Alongside a background of sucking and smacking waves, which is how that sea of hot tar sounds to my human ears, I hear a dark chorus of cellos and violins, and a hundred different voices calling out to the souls who still live in the Universe of Free-Will. Joined in a deafening choir, each voice pleads in it’s own words, for those who still have the strength and can, to turn from wickedness and accept the truth by faith alone.

These voices, crying together as a choir pray, and lament, and scream in torment; and for a moment I wonder, perhaps I even ask aloud: Am I the only one who hears them? Am I the only one who knows the truth of this Darkness crawling under a black sky? And, if I am, who will believe me?

Sadness, as I’ve never known it, fills me and I want so much not to be a liar, and a thief, and a braggart, and a lover of Earthly desires; only, so people might believe me when I tell them that the fame and fortune I have attained, nor the great wealth and perfect health I enjoy, compares to the eternal spirit I place in peril with every action and thought, and that beyond the thin veil that separates life from The Black Sleep, Time does not exist.

I know, in that moment; that, everything worth knowing was a single, simple truth, that forgetting everything I’d learned before made me a genius, and a legend, and immortal, and rich, and healthy, and capable of super-human feats yet seen by mankind.

I know when I wake from the sleep, I will give it all away and walk with the lost, be with the homeless, eat with the hungry, drink with the thirsty, and live with the dying. I will do this because the dreams of my Black Sleep depend on it.

A will bring this great message to the world:

Do not feed the hungry, eat with them.
Do not house the homeless, live with them.
Do not give water to the thirsty, drink with them.

I realize everything now.

As soon as the choir stops screaming and lamenting, and praying; when the cellos and violins quiet, and the black, crawling sea of tar stops sucking and churning below; as soon as my eyes adjust to the dim light on the horizon and I wake up from this Black Sleep, I will change my life.

Fear, Imagination, And No-One Really Knows You’re Alive

“Fear, Imagination, And The Fact That No-One Really Knows You’re Alive”

To push through the distractions of life and ignore the modern concerns, to willingly focus our attention on being ourselves, to offend people, to be offended, to learn things about ourselves we don’t want to know, to be put in our place, to have friends, to lose friends, to be part of something, to be alone, to walk into places that are too loud and too crowded, and to interact with people when we don’t want to, to learn a truth we might never understand, is the reason we are alive.

Feelings and emotions are the biggest part of our lives for a reason and they mean something. They mean we’re alive. Emotions are powerful and crippling and long-lasting, and wonderful. Learn to understand them and we learn to understand ourselves. We shouldn’t stop living just because it’s uncomfortable sometimes. Live more now, learn more now, be more now because you are alive now. Someday you will be dead and that’s going to be one more thing that we’re not gonna wanna do, so we have to act while we’re alive and do things that push us further than we’ve gone before, learn new things, go to new places, see new people, be a real living person for the little time we have left.

Safe places might as well be coffins. They separate us from the real emotions we feel just as real life begins to happen. Pain, suffering, sorrow, sadness, nervousness, confrontation, irritability, anger: things can not be avoided all the time, so we must learn and adapt to them and eventually we will gain more and more control until we overcome them. And we will learn to control them, if we want to be a better person. Dodge them, hide from them, go to the safe place and the emotions then control us.

Am I saying we’re a bad people if anxiety stops us from enjoying life? No. But we’ll enjoy more of our life and be more of the person we’d like to be if we allow ourselves out into the world and feel the uncomfortable reality of life.

Life is not all about being in a good place all the time. It’s also about the scary places just as much and the fears that come with those places. Yes, we realize anxiety is scary and it’s a real emotional response to a real world situation. It’s truly happening to us and we are right to feel the way we do. But, it doesn’t last forever. When it comes, it’s like a wave. Ride it out.

There is nothing fake or easy about it. There is no way to just get over it when it comes. Our anxieties and our fears can be controlled and we should practice controlling them every chance we get because we should want to overcome our fears.

Again, I’m not saying our emotions aren’t real, I’m saying they are not justified by reality. Just like the monster in our childhood closet. Were we scared? Sure. But was there a real reason to be? No. It was all in our mind.

Just like the dark, once we spent enough time in it, grew up in it, we learned there was no reason to be afraid. The same will happen with crowds, noises, places, and all the other things that make us feel anxiety and fear. It comes from the unfamiliarity of the situation. Just like sleeping alone in the dark causes all types of fear at first and we imagine all manner of things in the closet, under the bed, and lurking in the dark. It’s only our imagination working overtime.

The same things happen with crowds of people and new places. We imagine the people are thinking of us and talking about us. We imagine they are laughing at us, looking at us, pointing at us. We just know they remember every little thing we do and that we’re always on their minds. They just can’t wait until they get a chance to laugh at us again.

But, none of that is true. No one is thinking bad things about us. No one is laughing at us or pointing out our mistakes. No one is talking about that time we dropped our fork in the cafeteria. In fact, practically no one even knows we’re alive. And that’s the thing we should be afraid of, really. Going our entire lives and being afraid of our imagination and too scared to go to the store, so when we die no one even knew we were alive.

 

The Chasm: What Is vs What’s Mine

I write posts on Facebook as a way to serve myself reminders of my daily thoughts. Often a “1 Year Ago” post will be waiting for me and after reading it I have a moment where I can either see how far I’ve come with the idea or I’ll wonder why that subject ever mattered to me at all. In both cases I feel a sense of being. Knowing I was there solidifies the importance of being here NOW..

Today I was brought face to face with the dark, wide chasm between “What IS” and “What’s MINE.” There is a profound difference yet the only difference is the fact that I am here NOW and I feel like I can lose it.

LOSING IT

What’s mine only becomes important when I feel I’m going to lose it in some way. Whether through a willing exchange or the actions of someone else, there is a chance I could lose what belongs to me.  A fundamental aspect of our society is that Everything belongs to someone. Even things like clean water has to be made a Human Right by the highest governing bodies of the world because if not someone in the guise of a company would attempt to withhold it from those who can’t afford it.

This Chasm exists between “What IS” and “What’s Mine” so we can all stand at the brink and feel ashamed because this Chasm is human made. We made it so we could feel superior to the people who don’t have what we consider ours. Money, cars, houses, and a hundred other products we need to survive comfortably aren’t important to us until we realize we could lose them.

Suddenly, today, this realization came to me: I create things so that I can lose them. So, they can go from being “Mine” to simply “Being.”  Music, stories, poetry, this blog, my Facebook posts. Sure, I create it all for myself and to myself, but deep down I feel others could benefit from their creation. Especially, I think this about the music and stories.

To understand that everything you have will be gone someday is a good starting point of ownership. “What’s Mine” will always become “What IS.”