It can be said that man is a product of his past choices. And his past thoughts and actions not only created his present conditions, but they do far more than that. His memories of the past bind him to his present conditions. The past is alive in his imagination as he reacts emotionally to his memories. The past lives in the realm of imagination, and it is real.
As you are seated here now reading this, you can close your eyes and imagine a place that you have just left. Maybe you are now at home, and you can imagine your office, or the supermarket which you frequent. Your office and supermarket, although these places are not present to your sense of touch, sight, smell right this moment, but they exist in your imagination. And you call them real. So it is with your Past. Your past is as real as the supermarket or office that you can imagine now in your mind’s eye. All places and events that are not perceived by your 5 senses now are alive in your imagination.
Man carries around with him a reality that he created in his imagination. The Past influences our Present, and our Present affects our Future. By changing our imagination the past, present or future, we can create a change in our life.
Late one night after doing some writing I was cooking install soup noodle, and while I was taking the bowl of hot soup to the table the bowl of soup which was filled too full to the brim, spilled onto my right hand and I was scalded by the hot boiling soup. The skin on my hand was red, and the pain was unbearable. The burning sensation continued for the whole night. I tried putting my hand in a bowl of cold water, it didn’t help. Then before I went to sleep, I decided to revise and change the past. I imagined the event differently that my hand was never scalded. I imagined to the point that it was so vivid as if it were real.
The next morning, I awoke and I was puzzled at first why there was a small bowl of cold water next to my bed (I had used the cold water to soak my hand to ease the burning sensation the night before). Then I remembered what actually happened. I felt my hand, the was no redness, no pain, nothing that indicated that I was scalded the night before. All that remained was a bowl of water next to my bed to remind me of what really happened – yet that reality seemed so distant to me. In my mind, the revised past seemed more real and more valid than the actual event. Now this revised past has become alive in my imagination. It was as though I came from that revised past.
(You may think, “Well, just boiling hot water, of course nothing serious happened.” Well, just 2 weeks ago I was in a hotel bathroom and turned on the hot water to wash my hands. The water was too hot (not boiling), and I scalded both my hands. I didn’t do revision. The next day, the skin on the back of both hands turned pink (about 0.5cm in diameter), and then over the next few days it turned black until it fell of after new skin replaced it. You will think the hot water from the hotel tap will not be as hot as the boiling hot soup I made!)
The past is alive in the world of imagination. You can create the future, and you can also create the past.
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Watch this revealing documentary about works that were banned from the bible. The New Testament is a collection of selected writings. In ancient days, there were innumerable writings about Christianity. A group of people with political and religious authorities selected the writings that they wanted to be included in the Bible, and they rejected many writings that they did not agree with. At that time, many priests did not believe that Jesus is God. And Emperor Constantine gathered all the priests together to force them to agree that Jesus is God. Stories were edited and many were deleted. So the Bible is in effect an edited work by man, yet claimed to be the word of God. Some of the Hebrew works deleted by the Christian authorities appeared in the Quran.
Ask any Christian this puzzle. So Cain killed Able. Then Cain got married. Who did Cain marry when Adam and Eve only had 3 sons? Difficult questions, no answer. The Bible should not be looked upon as history. It is metaphorical.
Have you noticed that if you have negative thoughts on certain subjects you will keep attracting similar events to create similar reactions in you? A person who is prone to anger will attract more situations to make him angry. The same goes with other emotions such as fear, hurt, jealousy, etc. It will appear at times that we are being tested on our ability to react, and whether we ‘pass the test’ will determine if we are free from relearning the same lessons again.
It is our reactions to the events of our lives that set our point of attraction. You are tested on a mental and emotional level all of the time. Your “I am” enters a state with each mental-emotional choice.
Let’s visit here a story from Robert Monroe’s book Far Journey. He described how one night he was doing astral projection and he was given a ‘test’ by his consciousness to experience an event. The scenario or event was created for him(in his mind) to experience, and his reaction observed:
“A huge white dog three times the size of our beloved Steamboat has him by the neck, the massive jaws firmly shaking Steamboat back and forth in quick jerks, Steamboat’s body already swinging limply.
(No, no!) I can’t let it happen! Is it really Steamboat? It is! He’s dead, Steamboat’s dead! I’ll kill that big son of a bitch, he’ll never . . .)
A huge white dog three times the size of Steamboat has him by the neck in massive jaws that are swinging Steamboat from side to side, Steamboat hanging limply.
(Steamboat’s dead! Dead! What a tragedy! I’ll miss him, I’ll miss him. Let go, big dog, I can take what’s left and …)
A big white dog much larger than Steamboat has him by the neck and is swinging Steamboat back and forth, Steamboat hanging relaxed, eyes closed.
(Well little fellow, if that’s the way it is, thanks for staying around as long as you did. We had fun together. You gave me a lot of ROTE that will always be a part of me…)
Still in the jaws of the big white dog, Steamboat raises his head slightly, opens one eye, winks at me, and grins.”
From the simulated event above, Robert Monroe was being tested on his emotional reaction. When first confronted with the event, he responded with rage/anger. When retested, he choose to feel depression/hurt/loss. The third time, he became wiser and he chose appreciation, gratitude and release. And he passed the test. The first 2 reactions created an emotional resistance in him, and he had to face the event again until he chose a better reaction. The final respond created a release and allowing things to be.
What frees us from the negative events of the past? It is your own thought reaction and emotional reaction to the event. Go test yourself every now and then. Be mindful of your reactions, especially to events that trigger strong negative emotions or negative thoughts. See if you can choose a better thought that will lead to a better feeling emotion. Once you find the right reaction that doesn’t cause any negative emotion, repeat the empowering thought/emotion while thinking of the event. This is a way to release negative blocks in your subconscious mind.
We live in Infinite Possibilities. It is said “to God, all things are possible”. That is because the Universe consists of unlimited probable realities all co-existing at the same “time”. Time is not a linear structure. It is non-linear. Past, present and future all co-exist in the realm of mind. Mind is outside of Space-Time because Time-space is a construct of the mind for the purpose of experiencing. Your past, present and future exists in your consciousness as memories, fantasies, concepts, assumptions, beliefs and IMAGINATION. A change in your consciousness about your past, present and future will cause a corresponding change in your reality in the present and future.
You can use your consciousness to connect your current reality to a probable future reality that you wish to experience. As long as you do not change your intention or have conflicting desires, sooner or later conditions will reshuffle itself to match the probable reality that you intended. Only consciousness can do that, because the whole of Reality is Consciousness, perceived, participated and experienced only by consciousness.
There does exist certain spiritually developed individuals who have trained their minds to perform mental phenomena known as extra sensory perception. Neville Goddard in his lectures often spoke of his friend and teacher Abdullah, whom when Neville saw him for the first time, Abdullah came to Neville(a stranger) and said “Neville, you’re 6 months late!”. One of my mentors Harold Sherman wrote in one of his books about his encounter with one such mentally developed person. This person’s name was a detective named Harry Loose. Here’s an excerpt from one of Sherman’s books:
There is an old mystical saying: “When the pupil is ready, the teacher appears.” This seemed to have been borne out in our case because, in July, 1921, while serving as newspaper reporter on the Marion, Indiana, Chronicle, I was assigned to cover the Redpath Chautauqua Program and to review the lecture on “Crime and Criminology” by the Chicago policeman and detective Harry J. Loose.
There was nothing in what he said on the platform to indicate that Mr. Loose possessed any unusual psychic powers, but when I felt strongly impelled to call at his hotel that evening and seek a personal interview with him, he astounded me by calling me by name (Loose said “Come in Sherman!” when Sherman was at the door) and stating that he had known he was to meet me at this time for the past three weeks! He then explained that a highly spiritual woman, ninety-six years of age, who resided near Boston, had given him the equivalent of a college education while he slept at night; and that she was attracting young people to him on this lecture trip who had a potential for psychic development, who needed encouragement. He said she could “tune in” on the minds of such people as she mentally surveyed the towns he was to be in—and transmit to the ones she wanted him to meet the impulse to seek him out. According to Harry, he had been waiting in his room for me to appear!
There followed three of the most remarkable and inspiring hours I have ever experienced on this planet, during which Harry told me more about myself than I had been aware: He predicted that I would go to New York City in two years or so in pursuit of a writing career; that if I kept up my interest in the higher powers of mind, we would likely meet again in this life; but that it might be as long as twenty years, because he had a “mission” to perform and would be dropping out of sight for a time after his lecture tour was completed.
At midnight Harry asked me to excuse him for the next half hour as he always communicated with: Mrs. Loose from twelve to twelve-thirty. He said he would receive for the first fifteen minutes and send the last fifteen; that “Mother Loose,” as he called her, opened his mail in Chicago and would make a list of other matters he needed to know about. As he received information, he would make a note of it and take care of what commanded his attention.
Harry had been stretched on his bed in his BVDs when I came in, this hot July night, and had drawn up a chair, on which I was now seated, beside the bed, as though expecting company. I sat watching him, fascinated, as he lay on his back, commencing to draw deep breaths, eyes closed. Occasionally, during the first fifteen minutes, he would raise up and make some notes on a that he had placed on the bedside table. After a time pushed the pad away and remained unmoving. Finally, almost exactly at twelve-thirty, he opened his eyes, smiled at me, and said, “I have been permitted to let you see this little telepathic practice of mine. You and your Martha should be able to do this in time—if you continue to work at it.”
When I left the presence of this most unusual man that night, deeply moved, I could hardly wait to get home and report to Martha. As he shook my hand in a clasp that conveyed a feeling of indescribable warmth and assurance, Harry’s last words had been:
“Harold, your development is all up to you. Up to now, your mind has been filled with wonderment and doubts. You and Martha have been asking yourselves, ‘Could these higher powers of mind really exist? Could it be mostly imagination or hallucination or wishful thinking? What can you really believe or accept as the truth?’ It’s a long journey and you’ll have many disillusionments, but when you may be assailed with doubts, perhaps you will remember this night and take new heart. Goodbye until we meet again!”
Harold Sherman would eventually train himself to be able to receive thoughts telepathically, as evidenced in his pioneering experiment in long distance telepathy with the Artic explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins in the 1930s. Wilkins went to the North Pole in search of lost Russian pilots while Sherman lived in New York and received mental images telepathically from Wilkin’s mind. Sherman successfully proved that telepathy is possible even at long distance, and his experience and experiment was recorded in his book Thoughts Through Space (available from amazon).
Harold Sherman also noted in one of his books that Harry Loose once demonstrated (albeit unintentionally) that he had the ability to not only have an out-of-body-experience (OBE), but to have his astral body seen by a hotel staff! The story goes like this: Mr Loose made an arrangement to meet with Harold Sherman for the following week. Loose took an afternoon nap while thinking about Sherman. Sherman was in another city on holiday with his family that afternoon. When Sherman returned to the hotel, the hotel staff gave a note to Sherman that “Mr Loose was here”. Surprised, Sherman called Loose, only to find that Mr Loose denied having left his house that afternoon. To test that the hotel staff had indeed saw Mr Loose, Sherman planned to have Mr Loose come to the hotel to meet the staff. As soon as the hotel staff saw Mr Loose (Loose had never met him before), he greeted Loose by name. When Loose asked the hotel staff what’s different about him this time, he remarked that when he first saw Mr Loose the week earlier, Mr Loose was wearing a blue tshirt. Mr Loose later told Sherman that he was wearing a blue tshirt that afternoon when he took a nap, and his astral body was seen by the hotel staff at the same time. Mr Loose expressed surprise that this phenomenon had happened without his intention!
Neville Goddard also spoke of having the same ability to manifest himself thousands of miles away from where his physical body was. He was in his bed in New York, and he imagined himself in place of his nephew who was in Barbados. When his sister came into the room to see his nephew, she saw Neville instead. Neville said that because we are living in imagination, we can therefore be where we imagine to be!
In the previous post, I recounted an experience in 2009 where I imagined and assumed myself in my friend’s old apartment, and within a short time I was physically drawn to be in that exact apartment physically! I was in there in imagination first, then I was led by some higher organizing power to be physically there.
Truly, higher powers of mind exist and can be developed with practice and training.
A lot of you have asked me to share more real stories of Law Of Attraction. I have shared a few stories in my ebooks with my readers. Those are just a few events that I shared with my readers to illustrate the wonderful law of attraction and how we can use it deliberately to achieve results that we want.
Here’s a post from a few years ago describing some strange coincidences that led me to an apartment that I often fantasized. In short, a friend of mind kept telling me stories about an old apartment that he once had, and I often made mental pictures and putting myself in that apartment IN MY IMAGINATION. I didn’t even know how exactly the apartment looked like. But one day, something surprising happened – I rented that exact same apartment that my friend used to live in! Click on the link below to read my post from many years ago to read the details! This real life story proves that man will be where he is in imagination!
These stories that I share also show my readers that I do not teach theories. I’m teaching a law of mind, a law of creation that I have proven to work in my own life. Imagination does create your reality if you know how to use it with direction and purpose.
The great frontier is not space, but our mind. Mind is everywhere in the universe, even in space. Mind exists even outside of our space-time continuum. In mind, space and time is not linear. There is no linear progression of time because your mind can imagine the past, present and future as you choose. The reality of time is this eternal now. You have access to all time and space beyond your physical. There is a great network of mind, which I call the Universal Mind. This Mind is the cumulation of all the individual minds that exist. We can make contact with this Mind with meditation and mind training, and extract information from it. The information comes as a pure ‘knowing’. Sometimes you have a hunch that something is happening, you don’t know why or how you know it, you just knew. This is an example of connection to the Universal Mind. In reality, we are all part of the Universal Mind. We are not separate from it. But through our individuality, we perceive and think in terms of separation. We think in terms of “you and I”. To connect with Universal Mind, we need to think in terms of inclusion – Oneness.
Time is not a thing, it is a perception of your consciousness. Time is a perception of Consciousness as a dimension for linear storage of events experienced. The perception of time is (and must be) subjective. From the perspective of Consciousness, time is actually non-linear. It is simultaneous. The past, future and present co-exist in a parallel dimension in Universal Consciousness.
Since time is consciousness, therefore from your current perspective which you call NOW, you can influence and affect your Past and Future. That which we call Past and Future, are all probable realities that exist in consciousness. Our memories are not perfect, and we distort, generalize and delete memories. Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. Everything is open to interpretation. Every past event (or shall we say, Memory of Events) is open to be distorted, altered, generalized and deleted in our mind when we replay it in our consciousness. The altered memories and the interpretation of meanings we get from our altered memories affect our current Now and Future.
Therefore, from our point of view, Now is the only point of decision and power. Each new learning, action, decision, intent ripples across your consciousness, affecting all time dimensions. For we are travelers in an unlimited probable universe, the only point of power is Now.
One of my favourite spiritual and prosperity author is Catherine Ponder. She is the author of Open Your Mind To Receive, and The Dynamic Laws Of Prosperity, which has become a classic. Catherine started out as a struggling single mother, after she learned spiritual mindset for prosperity, she became immensely wealthy.
Her books are easy to read, as she explains spiritual prosperity principles by using examples from her own students and from bible stories.
What I gained from her teachings is the powerful law of tithing or charity. I have noticed that by using this law of charity and activating the law of increase, every dollar donated with good intention can return to the giver multiplied. This of course largely depends on the attitude and mindset of the giver. Catherine Ponder teaches a method of increasing our returns when we give with an open heart, and allowing the amount that we give to return to us 10 fold or 100 fold.
In December 2010, by just giving a donation of $20 and allowed for a return mentally, within 1 week one of my stock investment yielded me a profit of nearly $4000.
If you haven’t read Catherine Ponder’s books before, I recommend you to check them out.
In the beginning was the Word.
The word of the Creator is creative power. The word declares “this is so” and it became. Our word is a spiritual law unto itself and our conditions.
Why do our words have power? Because if thoughts have power, then our words being a vibratory expression of our thoughts – a vibration that can be picked up and translated by our physical sense of hearing, is an energy that vibrates closely to the physical. We know that the frequency of sound can cause glass to break. Compared to our thoughts, our words are even closer to the vibration of the physical.
Therefore, we must watch what we say. Are we saying things that we wish to create and experience, or are we talking about things that we don’t want and dislike? Do we engage in negative talk when we are with friends? Are you talking about how bad the economy is, how rotten society is, or how unlucky you were?
Beware of what you say, for the universe is all ears and it will return to you the things you declared in the form of situations, so that your words can become concrete for all to see.
Words have the power to bless, prosper and heal. Using our words wisely, we can create wealth, happiness and success. There is power in spoken affirmations.
If you would spend some time everyday to verbally declare your affirmations to the universe, you will have sent out powerful creative forces in the universe that will guide you towards your goals and desires.
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