Humanity would be farther along the evolutionary arc if we had accepted one simple truth: everything we can see is an idea held in temporary form by our agreement. Change the ideas and what look fixed, falls away like ripe fruit from its tree. That is what Emerson wrote about in The Oversoul. He said we have fallen too far in love with our senses to the exclusion of our Spiritual Intelligence. If one tries to convince others that what they are looking at, they helped create, they will call you insane. We simply dig in our heels and insist on a reality that is false.
I love what Ernest Holmes said and I often use this quote. In referring to the world of form he said, “it is as real as it needs to be.” I always add “to give us the experience of our ideas.” Our ideas about God, about the universe, about our origins, our inherent attributes, adds up to the realm we create. We walk around in our own consciousness, seeing through the lens of our construct.
There is also a “group think” or a collective consciousness, that contains the agreements we make about what is real. For example; a long time ago we agreed that we have dominion over Nature. That has led to its near destruction due to the fact that we misunderstood what dominion really means. It connotes responsibility for the ongoing function of the whole, but was thought to mean we could do whatever we wanted with it and it would survive anyway. How wrong we were. We are beginning to change our agreement about that and the effects will be very positive.
All the great teachers have told us “think about what you believe. Does it lend itself to the greater Good or does your belief promote fear and lack and ignorance?” We are either creating solutions or perpetuating problems.
Affirm: “I welcome new, healthy, spiritually sound ideas about everything!”
Stay tuned in,
Dr. Carol Carnes