What does it mean to be a conscious creator? We’re all creators, whether we admit it or not, whether we create our reality consciously or unconsciously, actively or passively. To become conscious creators, we must realize that our thoughts, in the forms of belief, attitude, value and expectation create our reality. Idealists by nature, we do the best we can with what we know. Even though we may sometimes do bad things, it’s not because we’re “bad” but rather that we’re under the influence of ideas unquestioned, poorly conceived or less than ideal. Experimentation is necessary for learning. As we understand more, we do better!

Unconsciously, if not consciously, we know that life cannot exist without the Will or Impulse to Be. It is this impulse, the love for Being and Creation, that stands behind our desire to explore and learn new things, to expand our awareness and develop our abilities. At our core, as beings of Aware Energy, Energetic Awareness or Consciousness, we’re forever Nothing wanting to be Something. (from A New Story of Origin)

We create our own reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves, and the world around us.

To Become Conscious Creators

To become a conscious creator of your reality, you must remember: “Thoughts are things with a reality of their own, and you, an artist. With thoughts in the forms of belief, attitude, value and expectation, you paint the landscape or your life.” (from We Create Our Own Reality). Ideas are not only blueprints, they’re the building blocks of reality as well. As long as we accept ideas as belief, attitude, value and expectation, they will continue to express themselves in one form or another in our lives as living entities in their own right.

At the human level of being, we have the power to work with ideas and change our association with them when we decide they no longer serve a useful purpose in our lives. Do you know anyone who’s quit smoking, lying or manipulating others because they woke up and realized it did no one any good? In other words, we have the power to rewrite a portion of our script or belief system when we want to. As Source Energy with the Impulse to Be, we are the planners, architects and builders of our own reality.

As the creators and co-creators of our personal and shared reality, the challenge is to learn how to focus our attention on what we want, while letting go of what we don’t want. It’s not always easy when social institutions reinforce sameness for the sake of continuity. However, whenever we change what we think, we change what we create. No one can stop us from doing that except us.

Instead of accepting ideas as belief, without question, we must express our right to challenge them and look for more positive and constructive ways of perceiving or imagining our individual and collective reality. Ideas like, we’re sinful (bad or evil) and we can’t trust ourselves, our genes control us, life is an accident, it’s survival of the fittest – eat or be eaten, kill or be killed are okay to explore but when we realize they don’t serve our best interest, it’s time to discard them or put them into a more realistic perspective. Isn’t it in our mutual best interest to explore life’s greatest potential?

To become conscious creators of our reality, we must accept our power to think, dream and imagine without limitation. We must accept that we’re spiritual beings creating a human reality. Given the strange experiences we all have in life, is that so hard? To the extent we determine the qualities of life and being we value most, our ideals, and actualize them to the best of our ability, we choose to live by value fulfillment and practice idealism. By doing what works and makes us happy, instead of being and doing what we’re told to be and do, we consciously, and creatively, express our energy to the best of our ability!

If we stop to think about it, we can see this is pretty much how we live already. Even though, publicly, we live in a value judgment world of right and wrong, good and bad, reinforced by the threat of guilt and punishment; privately, we tend to do what works and makes us happy. We just don’t think of it in that way.

As we think, we create. Change what we think, and we change what we create.

Create A Place of Safety

To create a place of safety, we must be willing to:

  • Suspend judgment
  • Keep an open heart and mind
  • Be playful
  • Do the best we can with what we know. Working with beliefs is a learning process, not a contest.

Ideas are the building blocks of reality and at the level of pure energy (awareness and action), there is no right or wrong, good or bad; there just IS! There is what we like and what we don’t like, what works and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t. The purpose of the Conscious Creator Forum is to start exploring the subjective world of ideas to determine what works and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t.

Why is this important? Because our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations determine how we treat ourselves and each other. The object of this exercise is to find the ground of our being as individuals and societies, to develop a clearer understanding of who we are and what we want to create. Until we improve our Response Abilities, there will be a need for external value judgment systems of right and wrong, good and bad, reinforced by the threat of guilt and punishment, to control undesirable behavior.

What Works and Makes Us Happy?

Below are some sample questions and thoughts to get the conversation started. What are your thoughts regarding these questions? Can you think of other areas of life to examine?

What about “Evil”? Is it better to think of evil as “real”, which gives it the power to frighten, control and even destroy us? Or, is it better to see it as non-existent, a figment of imagination, a lack of understanding or perception, misapplied ideals or misinformation, something we can outgrow or recover from?

What about “Fear”? There are two types of fear:

1. Natural Fear enables our bodies and minds to spontaneously react to immediate threats in our biological and mental environments. In response to an immediate environmental threat, an oncoming car for example, our bodies will react to save us from harm. Our minds, sensing the threat of a negative thought, will immediately replace it with a positive one, if unnatural fear does not gum up the works.

2. Unnatural Fear is fear of non-local or imaginary events that have no direct effect upon us. When we obsessively look for possible, probable or improbable events to be afraid of, are we not running from the fear of suffering and death? When we give non-local or imaginary events energy by worrying about them, we give them power. If we give them enough power, we may draw them into our experience in one form or another. If, on the other hand, we accept them for what they are, as subjective or mental thought-forms, and let them go their merry way, how can they affect us? Some may laugh at this but what makes story telling or advertising work? Why do militaries engage in “psychological warfare” (Psyops) if not to intentionally manipulate public thought and opinion? Why do political organizations hire “spin doctors” or “dirty trick masters”? When we spend too much time worrying about phantom or unreal events, we interfere with the body’s natural ability to function by keeping it on alert when it doesn’t have to be? We all explore unnatural fear as young children. Scaring others, or being scared is exciting. It makes us feel alive! What happens if we indulge in unnatural fear too much? Can it result in illness and death? Does unnatural fear contribute to a sense of separation between us and others? Can it make us feel isolated and alone? Can it limit or distort our perception of reality? Yes to all these things! Can we let unnatural fear paralyze us physically and mentally? What are the best ways for us to deal with this phenomenon? What works and makes us happy?

What about Love? There are two types of love.

1. Unconditional Love says: “Nothing you can think, feel, say or do can keep you from being loved.” – the Voice of Unconditional Love from Encounter with Unconditional Love. In the presence of unconditional love, you feel loved for who you are. You know there’s nothing you must be or do to be loved. In an environment of unconditional acceptance, who wouldn’t want to perform miracles to show gratitude and appreciation? Who wouldn’t feel like living for the love of Being and Creation? Unconditional Love is the opposite of unnatural fear and feelings of separation. Subject to cultural judgments of right and wrong, good and bad, reinforced by the threat of guilt and punishment over a lifetime, how many of us wouldn’t be afraid of expressing unconditional love? How many of us wouldn’t be afraid of where it would take us, of what levels of condemnation it might expose us to?

2. Conditional Love says: “There’s much you can think, feel, say and do that’s bad or wrong.” Conditional love subjects us to guilt and punishment. It’s meant to control our behavior from the outside in, through stimulus and response, reward and punishment. It’s highly manipulative and based on limited understanding, fear and distrust. Instead of living for the love of Being and Creation, we often run and compete to avoid suffering and death. Feeling like nobody, we struggle to be somebody. We use money, power and privilege, instead of love, truth and joy to measure our success. As beings of Aware Energy (spiritual beings), we’re timeless. In material form, we’re mortal and subject to hunger, disease, injury and death. In dreams and movies, we die and get up. As beings of flesh and blood, we die. What’s not to be afraid of?

Do you want to love and be loved unconditionally? Know that what you give is what you get. Give love and you get love. One morning, you’ll wake up feeling loved like never before and it will be because you’ve been sending love out into the world and the energy of that love has finally returned to you.

My favorite love exercise is a variation of the Catholic Sign of the Cross. If you’re not familiar with it, it involves touching your forehead, your heart, your left shoulder and your right shoulder as you repeat: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen”. The “Father” in this ritual is God, the “Son” is Jesus Christ, and the “Holy Spirit” refers to their “sacred” Father/Son relationship. “Amen” closes the blessing.

Rather than jigger with the meanings behind the ideas of “Father, Son” and “Holy Spirit”, I say: I love You, I love Me and I Love our Relationship, Amen. Sometimes, I touch my forehead, heart, left shoulder and right shoulder as well to give this meditation more reality. I call it a meditation as opposed to ritual because I consciously imagine different people and things as the object of “You”. Sometimes, I think of different people, plants, animals, my inner self, the cells in my body, All That Is, anything that seems right in the moment.

I created my own ritual because the Catholic Sign of the Cross makes me feel left out in the cold, outside the Sacred Circle of Life, as if I’m a nobody and must be trained to worship somebody. I’m left to ask myself; is this some form of subliminal programming to teach us not to question but to obey authority? My personal version of the Catholic Sign of the Cross brings All That Is into the Sacred Circle of Life. This is what works and makes me happy.

What about Competition? “Competition” implies winning and losing, survival and death. It can be playful or serious. We can use it for constructive or destructive purposes. We can compete against ourselves in an attempt to do better today than we did yesterday. Or, we can compete against each other to survive as individuals and species, to develop our skills, to be right versus wrong, good versus bad, to be winners versus losers. How much of our time and thinking is tied up with comparative thoughts like “I win, you lose; I’m right, you’re wrong; I’m good, you’re bad; I’m smart, you’re stupid; I’m strong, you’re weak; I’m rich, you’re poor; I’m beautiful, you’re ugly; I work hard, you’re lazy”? Competition can work for us or against us. Like most ideas, it’s all in how we use it. Again, what works and makes us happy?

What about Money? “Money” is a material form of energy. Whether it was first seen as a way to make the creation, development and exchange of goods and services, or the collection of taxes simpler and easier, is arguable. Unfortunately for all of us, some of us have mistakenly assumed that money is more valuable than the intention and creativity of people themselves, and they’re hoarding it. As money is being removed from circulation, government treasuries are printing more to make up for it with nothing to back it up. It’s being created out of thin air! How long can that go on before the public wakes up? As the obsession with money grows, it loses value in two ways. 1.) The quality of products goes down to extract more profit. 2.) As money is removed from circulation and more created, its value becomes diluted, paving the way for inflation or rising prices. In other words, it takes more money to buy less. Remove blood from the body and it ceases to function. At the same time, the removed blood ceases to have meaning. Dilute or contaminate blood and it too kills the body, only more slowly. In Monopoly, the person who wins all the money and property ends the game; so what’s the point? Is winning the game more important than the game itself? Regarding money and its distribution, is one person or that person’s time inherently more valuable than another? Can we let money control our lives? Can we do for love, what we do for money? What works and makes us happy?

What about Health? How much power do we have over the state of our own health? How much attention do we pay to our body and life when it talks to us? How much illness, injury and death is the result of ignoring warning signs, of refusing to listen to the inner voices of our being?

What about Education? Does the word, “education” refer to programming, filling us with information? Are we blank slates to be written on, empty sponges to be filled or clever robots to be programmed? Or, are we both Products of Creation and Creation Itself? Are we left to HOPE for a nice day or are we capable of CREATING a nice day? What perspective works and makes you happy? Should we accept responsibility for ourselves, the burden of being human and prone to fault? Or, should we focus on developing our Response Ability, the ability to respond to events effectively in the moment, instead? What if, instead of calling it an education system, we call it a LEARNING system? What if, instead of forcing ourselves to absorb information out of a sense of duty and fear of punishment, we supported each other in being who we love to be and doing what we love to do so we can express our natural impulse to self-organize, self-motivate and self-direct ourselves, to take advantage of our own natural passion, to follow our bliss or joy? If we receive strong support for our own self-development, would that make us more likely to serve the needs of society and support others in the same way? Would that make us more loving and less fearful?

What about the Environment? Nature can survive without us but can we survive without nature? If we consume the earth’s resources faster than they can be replaced, if we don’t respect the earth and its resources, how can we expect the earth to take care of us? Isn’t it like responding to our own needs and the needs of the members of our family and community? If we fail to listen to and respond to needs in and around us, what happens? Problems escalate until we wake up and do something about them. In extreme cases of denial, catastrophic or life-changing events may result. Relationships may fail, we may become ill or have an accident. We may even die.

For example, there was a man who used to ride my bus to and from work every day. He had a good job but kept to himself. He seemed unhappy and angry most of the time. Over the years I heard stories of him drinking at local bars and getting into fights. One day he disappeared. After many weeks had passed, I asked a co-worker what happened to him. She said he had been drinking and fell down the stairs at home. He had been in a coma for several weeks and was now in rehab.

When he finally returned to work, he was a totally different person. He no longer drank, and rode around with me to visit various thrift stores after work. He was collecting material to construct unique toys and works of art for kids in need. He showed me his work proudly and was so much more friendly and talkative. He had magically become a gentle, loving soul. Do you know someone who’s had a similar life-changing experience? Have you had life-changing experiences to a greater or lesser degree? Many years ago, my teenage daughter, Crystal, visited relatives in Maine with my wife, Sandra, and came back a changed person. She had quit smoking and become much more sensitive to other people and their needs.

Is it time to acknowledge our dependence on the earth? Is life more of a balancing act than an act of personal survival? Can we ignore the need for balance without having it collapse around us?

What about Value Judgment versus Value Fulfillment?

What about Government?

What about Business?

What about Peace?

What about Birth and Death?

What about Sexual Expression?

Reference Articles:

Pete – http://realtalkworld.com

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth

In other words, we create our own reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves, and the world around us.

If we don’t consciously choose our beliefs, we UNconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.

If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?

The more we love, understand and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat ourselves, and the world.

Instead of money, power and privilege, why not make love, truth and joy the measure of our success?

The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!

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