Are You A Creator Or A Victim?
A wise man once said that positive action matter far more than positive thinking. It is by acting as if you are the type of person you want to become that leads you to become that person. This is, in fact, an old concept that is widely used across every area of life.
The principle of acting “as if” works because our brain cannot differentiate between what is real and what is being imagined. Work within to identify the root emotion until you can feel the feelings that will come along with achieving your desire. Whatever it is that you want, you are actually pursuing the feelings. The only reason why people want certain things or conditions is because in having them would make them feel better.
Physical life experience is a 3D image created in the Mind, and it results from our perceptions. This 3D image is made up of thought (which gives form), and feelings (which creates substance) that we take action based upon what we perceive.
Our physical life experience is defined by anything and everything we experience through the five senses, which are what plug us into and allow us to experience this realm of matter. After all, we don’t really directly experience reality — our brains do. We send limited signals we received from our senses to our brain, and that’s where we process what we experience: sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound.
The illusion of separation, then, is the false impression that you are separate from everyone and everything else in the known universe because of our differences. Our five senses naturally lead us to adopt this objective frame of mind and therefore to our own misunderstanding of the world. It is a false impression because our perception of reality may not be an accurate reflection of the real thing.
There is no such thing as actual reality. There is only your perception of reality. Two people may see the same thing, but they will really have different interpretations of it. No one has the same perception as they view or examine things because people may base it on their experiences in life. This is the concept of duality. When this happens, it becomes easy to forget our connection to Source energy, which is the source of Oneness, Wholeness and pure Love.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.
– The Bible, Mark 11.24
Heightened senses occur when we sense potential danger that arises as a threat in our external environment, or anything that can cause us harm. Our body’s response to stress enables us to react quickly to life-threatening situations, either to fight or to flee to safety. Unfortunately, the body can also overreact to stressors that are not life-threatening, such as traffic jams, work pressure, and family difficulties. Since where we place our attention is where we place our energy, then all our focus is invested onto the material side of existence which includes our body and everything in the immediate environment.
Stress triggers negative emotions that cause self-limiting beliefs. The more embedded these beliefs are, the more we assent to the idea of duality and polarity, which formed our moral codes of good vs bad, right vs wrong. When we dwell in lack and separation, we are operating from the victim mindset.
To live as the victim is to see your entire life through a perspective that things constantly happen ‘to’ you. Victimization is thus a combination of seeing most things in life as negative, beyond your control, and as something you should be given sympathy for experiencing as you believe you deserve better.
If your energy is invested in this reality, you allow that external condition to control how you think and feel. When we default to ascribing that we have no power over our circumstances, then it relinquishes us from having to take any action over ourselves and our lives. By denying self-responsibility, you deny the capacity which you possess to be responsible for your actions and the attainment of your goals.
There are only a few who believe they have the capacity to change, and only these few will plan, execute and dream of a better future despite the challenges they currently face. You have to believe that you can take your decisions and make the best efforts to shape existence the way you want it to be. You are the creator of your own reality.
Capture the feeling associated with your realized wish by assuming the feeling that would be yours were you in possession of the thing you desire, and your wish will objectify itself.
– Neville Goddard