The Bridge ~ Step 110 ~ Illusions

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The longer you hold on to the old ways, where one profits at the expense of another, the longer your challenges will continue. However, as soon as you let go and allow Great Spirit to bring about a solution that is best for everyone, your challenges will lessen.

It’s difficult for some of us to see that our worldly beliefs are temporary, illusionary. We think that it’s all written in stone and since everything has been this way for ages, then it must be true and good. After all, if everybody agrees that an hour only has 60 segments, an item just bought at the store really belongs to us, the TV always tells us the truth, our leaders are kind and beneficent, then they must be right, right? Well, times are changing fast and many of our long-held beliefs and institutions are falling apart before our very eyes. As we step forth into the future, we are seeing that many of the ideas we invested a lifetime in are no longer working for us like they used to. Indeed, if we are to going to build a better world for ourselves and our children, we must begin to reexamine our thinking patterns and be willing to make changes when we run across a belief that’s out of date. Perhaps one of the most illusionary of our beliefs centers around who we are. We’ve been led to believe that we are a name and a body, with all its inherent proclivities and preferences, but this point of view is fast becoming obsolete. Clearly, the hallmark of the age we’re stepping into bids us to become more than we thought we were.

“Who are you?”

I looked up. No one was in sight. Not even Eagleheart. I was alone.

“Who are you?” the invisible voice asked again.

“Robert,” I answered sharply. “I’m Robert McCoy.”

“Are you sure about that?”

“What?” This was maddening.

“I said, are you sure? Are you sure that you’re Robert McCoy?”

“Yes, I’m Robert McCoy!” I yelled it up at the sky.

“What is it that makes you so sure you’re Robert McCoy? Couldn’t you just as easily be William Smith or Joe Adams? Isn’t Robert McCoy just a name your parents made up?”

“Well, yes. I suppose so,” I said. “But that’s my name.”

Silence. Then, “Are you your name, Robert? Or could it be that you are more than that?”

I didn’t know what to say. Up till this point, I’d been mildly annoyed. But now I was beginning to get angry. “Who are you?” I demanded.

Nothing. Not a sound. I stood there surrounded by nothing but the trees and the sky. “Eagleheart!” I yelled.

“He’s not here,” the voice said.

“Then who are you?” I asked again.

“That’s not the question, my brother. The question is who are you? You keep telling me that you are your name, Robert McCoy. But I believe that you’re more than that. I believe you’re more than a couple of words that come out of your mouth.”

“Okay!” I shouted. “I’m Robert McCoy, and I am the body that stands here in front of you!”

“Really?” The voice sounded mildly amused. “Yes, I am my body.”

“And I suppose you’re sure about that, too?”

“Yes!” I screamed.

Silence again. Then, finally, “Then you must be your hands. Is that right, Robert. Are you your hands?”

I thought about that for a moment. “No,” I answered.

“You sound a little tentative, my brother. Like you’re not so sure. Are you your feet then? Answer me that.”

This was ridiculous! “No!” I stated. “I’m definitely more than my hands and my feet!”

“Good for you, Robert,” came the voice. “Because what I’m suggesting to you is that you are much more than your name, much more than your hands and feet, and much more than your body, as well.”

It’s hard to explain what happened next. A feeling of great melancholy swept over me. I was totally disoriented; my legs gave way underneath me, as I crumpled to the ground and began sobbing. Tears flowed until none were left. Somewhere in the middle of it all, as I lay whimpering face down on a bed of soft pine needles, a new sensation–I don’t even know if it was a thought or a feeling–came to me. Yes! I am more than my body! I am a Being who lives inside of my body!

And with this revelation, two things happened at once: the shift in my perceptions that I’d experienced yesterday came back. The stones and trees and leaves and everything around me came alive and shimmered even brighter than before. At the same time, a strange and beautiful man appeared . . .
From The Reunion: A Parable for Peace

My Intention for today is:
I Intend that I am taking a closer look at my core beliefs about myself and the world I live in.

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Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne Creator of The Secret

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You must be happy now to bring happiness into your life through the law of attraction. It’s a simple formula. Happiness attracts happiness. Yet people use so many excuses as to why they can’t be happy.

They use excuses of debt, excuses of health, excuses of relationships, and excuses of all sorts of things as to why they can’t use this simple formula. But the formula is the law.

No matter what the excuse, unless you begin to feel happy despite it, you cannot attract happiness. The law of attraction is saying to you…,
“Be HAPPY NOW, and as long as you keep doing that,
I will give you unlimited happiness!”

First We Think It, And Then It Happens

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This Message Arrived in my email and it’s a perfectly simple explanation of reality…  

First We Think It, And Then It Happens

First we think it, and then it happens. That’s the way life works. Unfortunately, that’s not what we were taught in school or by our parents. We were taught everything but this oh-so valuable piece of information because if we were to find out that our thoughts come first and then we see the manifestations of them we would not be as programmable and we would be free to create the reality of our own choice. We would be free.

Did you ever wonder why so many of us have the tendency to create scenarios in our lives that don’t serve us? One of the main reasons is because we’ve never fully grasped that there’s a relationship between our thoughts and words and our experiences. We think we can think and talk about anything we please with no repercussions. Said another way, we tend to think that our thoughts and words don’t really have an effect on our lives. But once we learn this oh-so valuable piece of information we’ll become much more careful about what we say and what we think. Won’t we?
TB