I recall as a child while working with my mother in the garden, I wasn’t particularly interested in planting seeds, or tilling the soil, nor pulling the weeds. And so, I didn’t do a terribly good job at it. Frankly I was pretty careless in my gardening duties. My mother would remind me – pay attention and be mindful of what you are doing. If you want a good harvest, you’ve got to put the work in and you’ve got to properly plant the seeds.
It wasn’t until years later that I began to contemplate her message both metaphorically and literally. By this time, I had spent countless hours delving into spiritual and metaphysical concepts. Prominent among them was the idea that consciousness creates form; that thought creates reality.
Many readers of esoteric material are familiar with “Seth,” the discarnate “energy personality essence” channeled by Jane Roberts. Seth’s work delivered a myriad of intricate and thought challenging philosophies. Many consider his material to be perennial wisdom and perhaps set the stage for metaphysics in the modern age.
Those who have taken to Seth’s acumen are no doubt familiar with his postulate: “You create your own reality,” often referred to as the acronym, YCYOR! Among the volumes of material that Roberts produced on behalf of Seth, this is clearly the pervading theme throughout. YCYOR is a powerful edict; one that most certainly gives pause for thought. And pause we should, if thought is truly the rainmaker of our physical reality and circumstances.
Early on I had become quite enamoured by such a prospect. Could it really be so that reality as we know it is but a construct of the human mind and do we have the ability to consciously shape our own reality? If this is truly so, that would mean that circumstances do not happen to us, but by us. An awesome prospect, indeed.
Funda-Mentals of Thought
When you think about it, even on the most fundamental level, before anything can materialize, it has to first originate in thought. For instance, you go to meet a friend for dinner. How did the reality of having dinner with a friend make its way to a physical event? First the thought enters your head. Initially, having dinner is an option. Then you imagine what the evening may be like: Great food, ambience, stimulating conversation. The thought begins to gain more momentum, which gives birth to imagination. Then you settle on the idea that you would indeed enjoy having dinner with your friend and so you proceed to take the physical steps to make it happen: a phone call to see if your friend is free for the evening, another call to make reservations at a favorite restaurant and of course the act of playing out the thought – dinner with a friend. Where did it all begin? In the mind of course. For if the event was not first planted in our mind it wouldn’t have ability to play out.
Of course, this is a simplistic illustration of how thought creates reality and furthermore, we are speaking of conscious thought. There are other layers – more subtle layers that can be incredibly powerful in creating our reality. And in fact, this process may be the most potent form of reality creation.
“We are like ‘Iceberg Beings’ – Most of us is beneath the surface.”
-Michael Talbot (author of The Holographic Universe)