I sat there in the forest looking up at the stars through the rental car sun roof. I was just looking at the stars which I haven't done much in 2009 until this particular day.
As I sat and looked to what many call the heavens I saw a shooting star blaze out in all its glory. It was the biggest blaze I had ever seen go across the sky for a shooting star. It seemed to be closer to me than any other star I had seen before. So I got more curious to look further into the immensity of the heavenly stars and look for more stellar phenomenons.
Now thinking I would bring to light what a shooting star was exactly I Googled it. I found that it wasn't a star at all. Ahhhh shucks! I thought I was seeing this grand event instead of what it really is.
From NASA's website this is what they say it is.
"A "falling star" or a "shooting star" has nothing at all to do with a star! These amazing streaks of light you can sometimes see in the night sky are caused by tiny bits of dust and rock called meteoroids falling into the Earth's atmosphere and burning up. The short-lived trail of light the burning meteoroid produces is called a meteor. Meteors are commonly called falling stars or shooting stars. If any part of the meteoroid survives burning up and actually hits the Earth, that remaining bit is then called a meteorite."
Now I am armed with the facts of the truth. I am not sure about you but looking for shooting stars sounds and feels way different than looking for bits of dust and rock hitting the earths atmosphere. Same effect but the idea feels different.
Sometimes facing reality with facts is unpleasant and spoils what we have come to believe and think we know. I had heard that when we see the stars shooting through the sky that the life of a million or maybe a billion year old sun was burning its self out. To be witness to a shooting star before was romantic almost to me. Sharing that moment with a shooting stars last moment of time - seemed to me an almost life giving event and made me feel good. Like the star had shone for its glories 10 billion years and it and I saw the end of it's life.
Now what? Do I think of the last definition from NASA should be mine? And let them define that block of space in my head? Do I rent that space out to them with the facts of what they have stellarly gather over those 40 plus years from their looking at the heavens experience?
Then I saw a wonderful show on http://www.hulu.com/the-universe called The Universe. It tells how almost all stars actually live even longer and last much longer than even the ten billion years even though they do just change how they shine. Sometimes they die but not often. Now the birth of a star and how it has a constant struggle with gravity I found fascinating and empowering. I don't know how long it will be up but a very interesting show to watch about the birth of the stars and their deaths.
Now I can smile when I see the bits of dust show the sky with light because I now know a bit more of how most stars live a very long long time even after they burn the brightest. Some how that gives me even more pleasure than my previous ideas about stars.
Now when you learn that your imagination is ALL in your world do you find that to be a fact your comfortable with? Do you realize all you think, feel, do, breathe into, have, and that is - is absolutely and squarely within your imagination?
Take a deep breathe for a moment. Ahhh haaa. Breathe...
Can you think of a rose now and not see it in your minds eye and you are the cause that imagined it? You are constantly imagining what car you are driving. As you are in your car you are imagining what you are doing first in your reality. You are constantly registering everything first and foremost in your imagination before it gets to the physical world. In fact it is so quick that sometimes we don't realize there is something in between functioning as the staging ground - if you will - for everything you say, do, feel, think and believe.
Imagination hears the facts from experts and believes and then creates the facts in your physical environment. Imagination through your eyes perceive the way that you do. Imagination sees what your world is as you believe it to be. What a great joy to know that. You are the source of what you see, feel, believe, hear, and know. You. No one else can do these things for you!
How powerful is that? How much freedom do you have to choose your next step no matter what has gone before. Many people rely on their past memory for their confidence or there permission to take the next leap. Forget the past as a part that determines or defines your next moment or future. You are making your life up right now this moment.
What might you say - What are you talking about Gary?
See there has been hundreds of thousands of words that have been spoken to you over your life time. You didn't believe every one did you? Were you a product of every word or only the words you believed and agreed with? You were shaped emotionally by what you thought fit who you believed you were at the time you heard the words. As you changed and learned more about life you stopped believing in things that no longer seemed true to you.
I remember at 12 years old my brother, Brent, 17 years old, came into my room and woke me up. He convinced me in my foggy state that it was Christmas in June and that Santa Clause had brought us all presents. Okay I was gullible - though to defend myself at first I started out resisting his "truth of Christmas in June." I have no idea why I decided to believe him. Maybe no one ever told me lies ( at least that I know of) and I had a tendency to to believe people. Especially my older brother.
Then he had a great joke when I went into the living room and found absolutely no one there. And for a few seconds I suspended my belief enough to believe in a Christmas in June.
Even though there was no Christmas I can use this example to teach you that what you believe is not based on facts. In fact (yes, it's a punny pun-pun) it is based on an emotional desire for pleasure. We tend to justify with our facts but the truth of it is that we usually decide emotionally about what to believe about a person, a religion, a beer, a soda, a diet, a car, a image, a business, and anything that we feel strongly about.
"I tell you, if you want someone to change, you must change your imaginal activity, for it is the one and only cause of your life. And you can believe anything in if you will not accept the facts your senses dictate; for nothing is impossible to imagine, and imagining - persisted in and believed - will create its own reality. Now, all things exist in God, and he exists in you and you exist in him. Your eternal body is the human imagination, and that is God Himself. Your imagination is an actual body in which everything is contained."
BELIEVE IT IN Lecture #132 – Neville 10/06/1969
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So not accepting the facts of your senses whether it be shooting stars or the solid furniture in your home. On the quantum level imagining creates the only reality. Your beliefs create the reality you are living in physical life right now. Matter can only be matter as you have had a mental equivalent in mind, heart or head and it sunk into the feeling and vibration you surrounded yourself with inside - then it becomes matter or physical reality. As you make impressions upon the subconscious/spirit/unconscious/divine mind you create new facts. As you allow the reality to take hold within you then you'll find yourself believing more and more in the invisible. Allow patience and space for your creation to be allowed and flourished!
From what was unseen becomes seen! From was the invisible then becomes visible.
So whether it be a belief in what shooting stars are or what they really are - you are much more than you ever dreamed of. NO you are not your body. Your deeper inside. Go look through your physical eyes and look in the mirror to see that deeper intelligence shining brightly out of your mask called a face.
There is a power inside of you that can't be squelched by the dictators of your life. It can't be put out with a bucket of criticism! It can't be taken away ever. You own your power and that power lies within you called imagination. When you use it to let go of what your eyes perceive on the outside - you suspend your self enough to open up all the possibilities inside of you again.
Possibilities that your desires are the I AM desires for you to have, hold, enjoy and move on from as you enter the next state you desire instead.
The more I understand what works in NLP. (Google it) I find that Neville had been teaching it for years and years about going into states. States that are your ideal. States that aren't vulnerable from other peoples opinions of you. States of wealth. States of whatever you desire.
See - you are this creator - or selector of reality. Where ever you look inside you find. Whatever you embrace as yours comes to you like a two ten ton magnets inches a part.
Everything that comes into your life you have called in to it... Pretty powerful aren't you? Don't dismiss it - you really know its true deep down.
A long time ago I took a class called "Connected Breathe" where all you really do is breathe deeply and often. You allowed yourself to have insights into whatever came up for you. The first time I got nothing from it but clear lungs and slight buzz. The second or third time I got the realization that I was pulling all the strings in my life and it was a joke. A joke because I didn't know I was creating "my drama." I didn't know that I was bringing whatever I desired into my world. The joke was that I thought I had NO POWER when I had all the power to create my life exact as I purposefully choose or choose by default.
I started to realize then that I was the master behind the curtain pulling my own strings and I didn't even know it.
If you absolutely knew you had all the power in your life to be anyone you wanted to be, to have anything you wanted to have, to exist exactly like you desire to - would that stop you from complaining, blaming, or politically arranging your life to be safe, comfortable, and in a box?
What if you were the source, the cause, of your life? What if you could right now stop whatever your doing that makes you unhappy and move fast or slowly towards making your life the ultimate fantasy for YOU?
What would your life be like if you let go of fear?
What would happen if you moved towards your dreams - nope not tomorrow - right now. Stop makes excuses - As Wayne Dyer might say "Excuses BE GONE!"
Right now you and I have the power to wake up to the reality we create in our lives through our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and assumptions. If we know that then what can we do to get what we want full out?
How much fun would you have at work if you were exactly who you really are?
Today I want you to think about that you are the cause of your life. Every part of your life.
Now what do you want to make your life? Passionate and fulfilled? Or living in survival state only? Your choice!
I know which one I am using my power in choosing. How about you?
If it's to be, it's up to me!
Great Mantra to use! Maybe you could repeat this saying 200 times a day until you realize you are the operant power in your life! That's right you!
Happy, Healthy, And Prosperous Imagining!