Each moment of the day, nanosecond after nanosecond, we are co-creating a reality from which we are either conscious or unconscious. To the degree we are conscious, lovingly paying attention to the moment, our co-creativity tends to reflect a flow of ease and grace in our experiences. To the degree we are unconscious, we reactively and retrospectively discover the fearful hand that has scripted the dramatic sequences of our existence.
Curiously, we wonder how it is that certain people, places and circumstances show up in our lives. Some of these experiences show up and bring peace and joy into our lives. Others experiences seem to bring sadness and anger. For the most part, these experiences appear as a random series of events over which we seem to have little or no control. As a result, we feel either lucky or like a victim.
Various religious and spiritual texts have for eons pointed toward the reality of how we each can and do co-create our realities. Often, even the most current and evolved of teachers and new thought leaders miss a most critical part in the co-creativity equation... that of how thought, and more importantly, our spoken word, calls into form the reality of our envisioning. In order to understand the power of the spoken word, let us reflect:
"In the beginning was the word," (the "word" translates into "primary harmony," according to John the Evangelist of the first century A.D.) "and the word was with God," says John 1:1. "Then God said, Let there be light," says Genesis 1:3. Buddhists call the primary harmony "OM."
Specifically, the ultimate point to bring awareness to is that every word is made of letters and every letter has its own specific phonetic sound based on whether it is a consonant or a vowel. Therefore, when we combine various letters into words and speak these words, it is analogous to striking several keys on an instrument to form combinations of notes. When such notes combine, they unite into a vibrational musical cord or unified sound. Make sense?
Certain words, by their very definition, have high intension vibrations while others lower. As we bring deeper awareness into our lives, consciousness tends to transition from a passive state of hearing into an active, participatory level of listening and paying attention. As a result, we become more sensitive to how things feel, such as our own thoughts. We pay attention to the words we select to communicate, how they impact people, and we listen to how the communication of other people affects us.
With this new awareness, we suddenly find it paradoxically curious when a friend responds to an invitation to participate in something we thought they would value, by saying "No, I would love to do that," or "No, that's a great idea." Similarly, we begin to feel a drain around a reactive proclaimed goal of "I need to create more money," or "I should have a better job or career," or "I have to," or I must do... (whatever the subject might be)." Occasionally, we feel a sense of joyful empowerment around the excitement of proclaiming "I will create more money," or "I choose to create a better job or career," or "I want to," or "I desire to... (whatever the subject might be)." What's the difference?
For a moment let us consider the word "need." When you think of the word "need," does it feel closer to the definition of abundance or lack? If as most, you conclude that it feels closer to lack, then let us ask next: If the word "need" is closer to lack, does this word feel closer to the definition of love, or fear? If you conclude fear, as do most, then let us ask does the word "fear" feel closer to response or reaction? If again, if you are like most, you will conclude that the word "fear" feels closer to reaction. This process of logical deduction and the granulation of words' core definitions ultimately empower the understanding that anytime we or someone speaks the word "need" (should, have to, or must) within the context of a core creative command, then we are commanding into form the future possibility from an intent of fear, lack, and/or reactiveness. This paradox becomes frustratingly apparent when we continue to ask for, or command, a more positive future through using these words that are defined by fear, lack and reaction. In essence, the carrot of our desire seems ever out of reach, though we proclaim it more loudly and forcefully.
Now for a moment, let us consider four new command words such as: I will, I choose, I want, or I desire. When you think of using these words to call forth a future possibility, do they feel closer to abundance and empowerment, or lack? If closer to abundance and empowerment, do they feel closer to love or fear? If closer to love, then do they feel closer to response or reactiveness? Choosing command words that reflect the authority of an intent of self-empowerment, reflects conscious awareness and co-creativity.
Choosing command words that are based in fear and lack reflect an unconscious choosing from what someone ultimately does not want to create. It is like the hero who wants to leave the village in pursuit of his or her dream, and yet fails to find the courage to take the first step because of the fear of the unknown. Choosing command words that proclaim self-empowerment and authentic choices reflects the wise intent of creating from the end goal of what one actually does want to create. Ultimately, this clear volition is liken to the hero who does leave the village in pursuit of their dream and as they cross the bridge of no return, they courageously turn to it and burn it to the ground, so there is no form of retreat to the past.
Their singular commitment is to create from the clarity of what they really do want to create, there is only a looking toward and forward to the future.
Humanity appears to be at a pivotal time where we are transitioning from the "persona" -- which in Latin means to "pump air through one's mask" into becoming the "heretic," which in Latin means "one who knows that they can choose." If we listen carefully to our truest inner selves and speak with a greater presence, we can empower ourselves to create exciting new possibilities and become a witness to the reality of our heart's greatest desire come true.
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