Can we change our conditions? That is the question that we all ponder. Things that we look at and experience seem so real. Ernest Holmes wrote, “While it is true that wrong conditions exist, they could not remain unless there were someone to experience them. Consequently, the experience must be in consciousness. Change the consciousness and the false condition will disappear. …Cannot that which is conscious cast out that which has not consciousness?”
I think if we were willing to really digest what Ernest is saying and apply it by looking at our life experiences and those of others, we would see that this is true. Conditions have not consciousness. They are effects of consciousness – ours. If experiences were not experiences of consciousness then we would all experience things the same. But, we do not. For example, we could all have exactly the same condition, but in consciousness have a totally different experience.
Wayne Dyer once wrote, “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.”Let’s say we wake up one morning with a foreboding feeling about life. It seems to come on suddenly from seemingly nowhere. I’m not as interested in where it came from then in what we do with that feeling. What if we were to immediately do a Spiritual Mind Treatment, which in essence, fills our heart and soul with positive energy. The foreboding thought would leave, as quickly as it came and we would feel a sense of peace and truth fill our being. I know because I have done this. What was this, but a shift in consciousness. Now everything I experience looks different. My day is shifted from that moment.
Now, if I had done the opposite, which I have done in the long-lost past, I know I would have had a totally different day. Everything would be colored with the thought I woke with and didn’t take care of. It would have gone out and found ways to prove itself to me.
I remember hearing Dr. Joe Dispenza in “What the Bleep Do We Know,”describe how he set his day with his intentions for how things would unfold. This theory can be proved by using it in our lives.
There is an argument that tells us that we are spiritually bypassing by declaring the Good in our experience. This is just an argument for our limitations. Declaring the Good amidst chaos bring everything to order. It doesn’t ignore the fact, but it changes the fact by a new outlook about it. This is so-called Pollyanna thinking is not airy-fairy; it is scientific.
I believe that many of us are realizing that we are responsible for our lives and how we experience them. I believe that as soon as we stop trying to control the lives of others and how they experience their lives and focus on our own consciousness, we will be a better presence in the world. It is not selfish to get one’s own thoughts and mind in order and to strive to be a light in the world.
We cannot fix the world. There is nothing that needs fixing. We are the world and when we begin to bless this world and our place and part in it and live our own lives to the highest and best we can, the world will shift and change. In the mean time, it is giving us exactly what we consciously believe it to be. We must, as we say in this Science, “Treat and move our feet.”Treat means to shift our consciousness, and then move into action from that shifted place.
Dr. Holmes wrote, “The time will come when we will let our ‘conversations be in Heaven,’ and refuse to talk about, read or think about those things that ought not to be. But someone will say ‘Should we refuse to look at sickness, poverty and unhappiness?’ This is not what we are discussing. We will not refuse to help the helpless or lift up the fallen, but we will refuse to wallow in the mud because of our sympathies.. ‘And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.'”
So, in essence, we should keep our consciousness in the positive and affirmative, while we do what is ours to do to assist others and to give that consciousness to the world we live in. Doesn’t it make sense? It’s putting on our own oxygen mask first.
Love and Aloha,