Poverty Is A “State of Mind”

So what is the right course of action?  Inspire hope and a sense of self worth.

Most people believe that they simply have to make the best of a reality they have no control over. In “reality”, each of us is defining the world around us moment to moment by personal choices. Those choices about what to do and believe literally shape the world around us. Every one of us channels the energy and creative power of the cosmos. This is a dramatic reversal of “cause and effect”. Common wisdom would say that the cause of poverty is not enough money, a bad often violence filled environment, a disadvantaged start in life, poor education or lack of love and values in family environments.  But, as Mr. Carson stated, all of these “realities” are the result of having the wrong mind set. The challenge is that since we have been conditioned to totally accept as reality the world perceived by our five senses, it is very challenging to accept that it is all just a story line we have accepted for ourselves in our own imaginations. If an individual can mentally step out of their life and re-invent what they believe is their reality, they can have a new life as quickly as they are willing to believe it.

The problem with Mr. Carson’s statements on this issue are not that his statements are incorrect. Instead, it is because due to a lack of understanding of cause and effect people will think he is “blaming” people for their poverty and difficult lives. The only “fault” involved for the victims in any situation is that they have given in to fear and hopelessness.  If you don’t know that all you have to do is flip a switch to turn on the lights, there can be no blame that you sit in the darkness.

So where does the fault lie? The fault lies with a society that “believes” some people are of less value than others. The fault lies with a news media that preaches to us daily about all the trouble, violence and loss as though this is the predominant nature of our world. This “bad news story” becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as people accept it as just the state of the world and let the destructive forces of fear, jealousy and distrust act as a corrosive and disruptive agent.

If Mr. Carson wants to validate his statements he must find ways to instill hope for a bright future and nurture the sense of self-worth and value of any individual that may be trapped in what is really just a bad dream. The worse someone’s “reality” is, the harder it is to break out of it. It is very difficult not to accept what you see around you as “real” and somehow a fate you have little control over.

As Mr. Carson said, it is all a “state of mind” but breaking out of that state of mind can be very difficult. However, Mr. Carson’s statements are of huge significance because what they acknowledge is that it is not about food stamps or money for the poor, it is about finding ways to instill a belief in the possibility of a new and improved reality. We must each work to reinvent the world because our shared beliefs, hopes and vision will impact the entire planet and result in an ever improved reality for all.   Hopefully, Mr. Carson will use his office to help lead us to a more hope filled, joyful and loving world.

Note: The picture at the top of this article shows Mr. Carson at a Habitat for Humanity event in Florida where, with the support of various organizations, a community will be built with the future residents investing their time, labor and money into the project. Mr. Carson’s support of this program is a natural because it is all about building a sense of self worth and a belief in a brighter future. It is about helping people have a new and improved state of mind.

Your Ship Has Come In. It’s Time To Get On Board For The Adventure Of A Lifetime.

Welcome to an exploration and guide to intentionally designing your personal reality.  Where you are right now and the life you are living is exactly where you need to be to move forward into this magical future of your own design.  In the days ahead you will find a reality where every day the joy of appreciation and adventure become the ever increasing focus of all your moments experiencing this physical world.  Just as important, as your skills develop you will have a positive transformative effect on the reality of everyone in your sphere of influence which ultimately is as vast as all of Creation.  This is really why you are here at what we shall call the cutting edge of Reality – you are here to have the fun and personal satisfaction of designing a life for yourself where you are consistently taking advantage of the vast energy you have at your command to shape reality.  Learning to let your “heart” be your compass, you will realize the value and importance of all of your hopes and dreams so that with confidence in the rightness of your mission you can allow the unfolding of a new reality filled with an ever increasing amount of happiness, prosperity and love.

The objective is to get you to realize you are controlling everything going on in your life.  Your thoughts and beliefs shape your experience of the world.  More than that we want to convince you that you can make whatever you want happen in your reality.  You have the absolute ability to design whatever storyline you want for yourself.  After reading through this guidebook you will realize that you are the cause and not the result of what has been going on in your life.  You will learn that with enough belief in yourself you can channel the unlimited power of Creation and reshape reality to your wishes.  You are at the cutting edge of Creation and it is up to you to determine the future.  You have been born into a time of great transition and transformation.  There are very powerful forces at work and the world is being divided between two diametrically different world views.  One is based on beliefs and traditions that have been dominant for centuries.  This was the age of Man and the material world.  The new age is shaped by consciousness and the realization of personal power.

Whether you are high or low in life the ideas in these pages will give you a perspective to help you get more out of everything you do.  While I am going to possibly offer you a unique perspective, none of the ideas or formulas in this book are new.   They are time tested and have been proven by individuals like you over and over again.  I think you will find that the ideas “feel” right.  Because of how energy and the cosmos work, it is safe to say that you would not be reading this now if it was not information you were looking for.  The words will mean different things to different people and what you do with the ideas is of course totally up to you.  The inspirations found by different people will vary based on mood and where they are on their personal evolutionary path.  Consider the concepts presented here and decide for yourself how they can benefit you.

It is totally possible for you to design a unique life experience for yourself regardless of what is going on around you.  You do not need to let the horrors of the world many live in have any impact on your life but this requires that you never tune into those “unwanted” frequencies.  In our world today those cruel, hateful, fear-ridden and poverty filled channels occupy a lot of airspace.  Common wisdom would suggest that we have no choice but to deal with all the unwanted stuff – maybe we think our only option is to “fight” it.  Here’s the glitch in that thinking: by “believing” in the horror we are further activating it – we are directly contributing to its creation.  Since “belief” controls everything about individual reality, it is up to us to come together and “believe” in an ever new and improved collective reality.  It is a big concept but what I am postulating is that by building a consensus of a better world our combined conscious energy can heal and positively evolve the planet and all of Creation for that matter.

Just as I don’t think you are reading these words by accident, a short time after finishing writing much of this book, I came across a book by Hank Wesselman called The Bowl of Light.  The book recounts discussions with a highly respected Hawaiian teacher and healer, Hale Kealohalani Makua, who, as Mr. Wesselman states at the beginning of the book, “entrusted me with his spiritual knowledge and who encouraged me to bring it to a wider world.”  Makua was a modern day Shaman and direct descendent of a long line of Hawaiian Spiritual leaders.  Wesselman’s book is an amazingly insightful book filled with valuable knowledge if you are determined to make a big step in your personal evolution of consciousness.  The truly exciting element for me was that all of the “knowing” that was expressed through Makua’s wisdom tradition was a powerful validation of the direction of ideas in this guidebook from a place far away in time and space and culture.  Reading it, while the metaphors differed, you will find no contradictions, only further illumination of the ideas.  I highly recommend putting The Bowl of Light on your reading list.

In Hank Wesselman’s book, Makua explains that we are entering the “Sixth Level of Reality” which began in 2013.  This curiously ties into the exact time the centuries old Mayan calendar ends.  According to Makua we have evolved through levels of pure survival to levels of ever increasing Spiritual awareness.  Gradually through thousands of years, we have gained awareness of our true nature as the shapers of our own and Creations’ future path.

From Wesselman’s book:  “You see,” Makua said, his dark eyes gazing deeply into the far distance, “it is at the sixth level that we really begin to establish an ongoing and formal connection with ‘Aumakua, our Higher Self, and when we do, we find something that is very important.  This is when we discover ‘Aumakua, our personal god-self, was, is, and forever will be our true teacher in spirit.  This is why we will never find a better teacher than ourselves.”  Makua went on to say concerning this next cycle of existence, “This means that we have to create a new foundation for the next cycle, and what we decide to build on this will determine the spiritual focus as well as our lifeways for much of the next several thousand years.”

Social conditioning is ever more pervasive and powerful as the Technology Age grows, dramatically opening communication between all members of our world community.  We are bombarded each day with opinions and information claiming to define reality.  As we will discuss in these pages, whatever we accept to be true will become true for each of us.  We must recognize that we are in control.  We must refuse to believe in and accept “realities” that we don’t want.  That is why big social changes often take generations to happen.  The old beliefs must slowly fall out of favor to allow new ones to emerge as newer actors on the stage of life form their own viewpoint.  That’s the REALITY we need to know:  we are each in control of our own destiny.  We have the ability to create, through our own imaging, new realities that eventually become the new and improved story lines for the adventure of all conscious life.

A big goal of this guidebook is to provide you with the awareness that you have been cast to play a crucial part in moving the physical world toward a new and more enlightened, joy filled reality.  As you get more involved in these ideas you will find much evidence that we are entering that new age as indicated by Makua.  With any major cultural change there is likely to be great resistance.  The status quo has no interest in changing how the game is played.  Just as personal freedoms and rights seem to be making significant strides forward, forces of discrimination and fear arise to push back.    It is very important that each of us take responsibility NOW for our personal evolution and thus the social and Spiritual evolution of the world we live in.  We all share an assignment – a mission if you will – this is a glorious quest, an adventure of mythical proportion.  As Mikua stated, “This means that we have to create a new foundation for the next cycle, and what we decide to build on this will determine the spiritual focus as well as our lifeways for much of the next several thousand years.”

It does all start with you.  This guidebook will demonstrate to you that what you believe to be reality can be shifted very quickly and that it is just the subjective perception of your mind.  Most important, you will realize that you can alter your reality at will.  It is not a fixed thing.  Reality has no substance other than what you choose to believe.

This guidebook proposes the analogy that your life can be lived as a glorious adventure game – a courageous quest to wield your innate creative power to shape an ever more magnificent and love filled world of beauty and personal satisfaction.  An adventure game where we are at the stage that we can move past a primary focus on the physical dimension.  There will continue to be more wonderful scientific and technological developments but the real playing field has moved to a higher level.  We are now on a quest to engage with our higher selves – that greater part of us that is infinite and all knowing – the higher consciousness part of each of us that has access to an energy field in which all of Creation swims.  Don’t get distracted by any terms that may seem religious.  All of the great religions and mystic traditions have just been attempts to explain the very realizations we are discussing here in terms of the consciousness levels of the time.  The evolution of consciousness is revealing a new perspective and appreciation of the concepts.  This is about energy and learning how to be the conduit for the infinite creative power and knowledge that is your true nature.

My hope is that the words in this guidebook have been chosen and placed in a manner that seeds of this awareness will be planted in many minds.  We do have the power to transform reality and the better we get at transforming it in line with our hopes and dreams, the more joy and love and fun we will have in each of our life experiences.  That’s the real objective of our part in the game – make the world a more carefree and loving place.  By the way, there is nothing “wrong” with anyone or anything.  It is all part of the grand adventure.  Everything is never going to be “perfect” because the evolution of consciousness will continue and we will always be seeking “new and improved” realities.  It is the very things that we are uncomfortable with that drive us ever forward.

Shakespeare’s line, “All the world is a stage and all the men and women are merely players”, is more than mere metaphor.  There is likely a voice in your head that will rebel at this idea but we are going to elaborate – you live in a world of illusions where what you think of as reality is simply the result of conditioned perception and the consensus of opinion of groups of individuals.  You have decided on the components of your personal “reality”.  There is no right or wrong, good or bad in your life accept as you decide it.  It doesn’t matter what anyone else does or thinks, you totally control your own reality – you live in a world significantly different from any of your friends or relatives or co-workers, or anyone else for that matter.  Your reality is unique.  It shares components of the reality of others – things that you have decided to agree upon like gravity and linear time and the basic scenery surrounding you through commonly accepted life activities.  The important point is that everything is based on your choices – 100% control is yours to wield – you can be deliberate about your future or simply reactionary.

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Tapping in to the Power of Creation

Religions came into being primarily in an attempt to explain the unexplainable. This is why “science” and religion have often come in to conflict. Science will only accept something is real if it can be experienced by our five senses. Religion relies on “faith” to define reality even when no physical evidence exists. Both viewpoints have failed to make clear the truth about the world we live in.

There have been many “enlightened” individuals that have lived on this planet and known the truth. The best known of them is Jesus of Nazareth. He is widely believed to be “the son of God” with special powers and abilities granted to him as a “God” in human form. The truth of the matter is that Jesus was aware of how the Universe actually works and tried to explain it to his contemporaries with demonstrations including his big finale of “rising from the dead”. His demonstrations were deemed “miracles” because “science” couldn’t explain them. Even though Jesus told everyone that there was nothing he did that everyone was not capable of, a “religion” emerged to explain what seemed to be impossible in the reality most people believed in.

Jesus was actually quite clear about it:

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7,8

Belief and faith are the keys to unlocking the door to the reality Jesus provided such clear and unambiguous directions to. The science of our day has begun to realize that “beliefs” do have an effect on matter and a chain of events. However the fact that “belief” controls everything about the reality of the moment in a very literal way takes a big leap of “faith”. For the “scientist” there simply must be a “realistic” way to explain it.

The truth is we are all just like Jesus and capable of walking on water or changing water into wine. The trouble is, we just don’t believe it. For our rational human brains it is very difficult and even scary to accept that “thinking makes it so”. This is also why in Jesus’ teachings we are so often told to “fear not”. Fear is the opposite of faith in getting whatever it is you want. Whatever you “fear” you are literally asking for because you are having “faith” in an outcome you don’t want.

All that said, even if you totally accept the reality of what we have described it is not easy to “live it”. Belief is a tricky thing and your beliefs have been shaped by many external forces including all your friends, family and those you interact with in day to day life. You are bombarded by an almost all pervasive media of many forms that proclaims to represent the “real” world. To disregard all of that and accept that you can with absolute certainty ask for and get any world you are inspired to have for yourself takes some determination and practice. This is why the “Road to Enlightenment” has often been thought to be navigable by only the rare individual. This is not so – you are totally capable of doing it, just as capable as Jesus.

You have been born at a time of very significant transformation. For many millennia our evolution has been about living more effectively and efficiently in the material world. There will be much more development of the physical material world but the real evolution is shifting to consciousness as we begin to realize we can transcend the perceived limitations of the “real” world. This is because you are a physical being but, like Jesus, you are directly tapped into the infinite creative power of the Universe. The only thing you need to do is learn to guide your thinking in the direction you most want to go.

The most crucial concept to accept is that all this just may be true. Next you must try asking for some things and see how you do. “Moving a mountain” takes a pretty powerful belief that is in total opposition to existing world views of the nature of reality. Therefore start with small stuff that you can more easily believe in. Maybe request a very clear answer to some question you have or decree that you are going to find something that is missing during the next 48 yours. When your request is fulfilled be sure to savor the feeling and offer a little thanks to the Universe for a job well done.

This path will make your life a joyous adventure. Also you will have a very definite impact in shaping the future for the entire planet. Every positive thought and form you add to the collective reality will benefit all of Creation. It may be “the road less traveled” but it is definitely the road you are supposed to be on.

A “PositiVibes Guidebook” has been prepared to help you navigate the adventure ahead. It will help you in your “believing” and help you avoid some of the potholes in the road. Visit http://www.PositiVibes.net if you are interested in getting a copy.

Wishing you happy adventuring! Together we can design an ever more delightful life experience for ourselves and in so doing, all the beings and creatures we share the planet with.