This blog seeks to examine what it means to be human, as spirit incarnated into flesh. This includes the reasons for struggle and suffering, as well as our potential for accomplishing great things.
For the most part, humans have forgotten who we are. We struggle and seem attracted to endless drama. Even those of spiritual persuasion often get distracted by various schemes to increase one's luck or invoke some hidden secret of magick to resolve problems or improve our lot.
When things go wrong, we tend to think of ourselves as victims of circumstance or the wiles of others. This problem certainly wasn't of my choosing, we may say. My boss or my partner did it to me. The stars were in adverse alignment or maybe it was just a stretch of bad luck.
This thinking has a flaw, in that in order to qualify as a victim, one must be in an inferior position with respect to the forces or individuals involved. We assume the problem is a lack of personal power, so we seek methods of increasing our power and perhaps evening the odds in our favor.
The simple truth of the matter, of which I often need reminding, is that we humans are, by nature, incredibly powerful beings. We have forgotten who we are. Our civilization developed based on the philosophy of materialism. Religion mentions that we have souls, but places us as pawns at the bottom of a celestial hierarchy. They would have us supplicate before a vast deity just to be saved from fiery damnation, let alone to seek help for self-improvement. How were we to know?
As the "New Age" movement began to emerge, the concept of the soul's journey through multiple incarnations was introduced to many for the first time. One of the early voices teaching basic truths about the soul was Jane Roberts, who channeled a number of books from a discarnate entity calling himself Seth.
Seth's seminal work "The Nature of Personal Reality" is a source of essential wisdom concerning how we create our own reality. Seth identifies the Ego as the necessary interface between spirit and flesh, but shows how it generally takes on too large of a role and causes distorted thinking. When we attach our identity of Self to the Ego, we forget about the vast multidimensional aspect of Self, which is the Soul. With such limited vision, it's easy to develop a worldview that says we must strive against outside forces in order to take care of our needs and get our share.
Here are some quotes from The Nature of Personal Reality:
There is no other valid way of changing physical events.
You change even the most permanent-seeming conditions of your life constantly through the varying attitudes you have toward them. There is nothing in your exterior experience that did not originate within you.
You make your own reality. There is no other rule. Knowing this is the secret to creativity.
I have spoken of "you", yet this must not be confused with the "you" that you often think that you are – the ego alone, for the ego is only a portion of You; it is that expert part of your personality that deals directly with the contents of your conscious mind, and is concerned most directly with the material portions of your experience.
Seth's take on how we create our reality concurs with numerous other wisdom sources and teachers, which include mystical exploration via hypnosis by Michael Newton, Brian Weiss, and Dolores Cannon.
I'm convinced that we are powerful creator souls, and as such can never be victims. If we don't like the reality we experience, then it's necessary to dig into the reasons why we created it. We can then craft a strategy to create something different.
The topic of "Clearing the Baggage" is vitally connected to reality creation, for the unconscious and subconscious minds are constantly creating the reality we experience. In order to discover why a particular negative feature exists in your life, it's necessary to examine the programming running on the unconscious level.
The "Law of Attraction" works, not as a clever or powerful ritual, but due to the fact that conscious focus initiates the creation process. Again, negative programming running on the unconscious level far outweighs any positive mantras we might consciously recite. Therefore, the LOA is of limited value without thorough self-inventory and baggage clearing.
The bottom line is, we are completely responsible for everything we experience. Taking responsibility is the first step toward changing and improving ourselves.
The next time you are feeling small while facing a problem, try reflecting on who you really are. Think on how your problem could be connected with the life lessons you soul came here to experience. Then remember your connection to the inexhaustible resource of Source. If you really don't like the direction your life is taking, you can edit the script and run a different program. But first you must become aware of the program that is currently running in your subconscious mind. Clearing the baggage is the first step.