Setting the Stage:
Mel and I are taking an online Spanish course. I studied Spanish in college and am eager to refresh my skills since I’ve been volunteering at the Red Cross and they’re in need of interpreters, but I’m pretty rusty. Mel has always wanted to learn Spanish but hasn’t taken any classes yet, so I’ve been grilling him to help him get up to speed and learn his vocabulary.
I was on the phone with Mel this morning while he was driving. We started talking about the Spanish course. I asked him if he’d printed out the next lesson and he said, “Yes, and I started looking at it but I’m not sure that I’m ‘getting it.’ I’m having a hard time remembering the vocabulary.” I said, “Wait, back up. You’re in the process of learning the vocabulary. Stop with the self limiting behaviour. I want you to repeat 3 times, ‘Stop self limiting behaviour.'” He repeated 3 times, ‘Stop self limiting behaviour.’ Then he said, “That was weird, I was crossing the intersection and the countdown on the crosswalk sign read number 1 and the light was green when I started and went right thru but the cars that were next to me stopped even tho’ there was plenty of time to cross the intersection.” “It’s not weird”, I replied. “What do you think happened there?” He said he didn’t know what I meant. I asked him, “How was your glass?” “Half full”, he answered as I heard the light switch turn on. “And how was the glass for the other people?” I asked. “Half empty”, he replied.
You see… I had triggered a state of what I call ‘making the universe happen’ as opposed to ‘letting the universe happen to you’ in him right at an opportune moment where the Universe replied back with a statement of current Reality. That statement was that we create our realities. Science has shown that the body has an autonomic nervous system that regulates everything that the body does. Trillions of messages are sent around the body every second helping us digest food, breathe, pump our hearts, etc., etc.; the list goes on. If we had to think about all these things to make them happen, they wouldn’t because it would be overwhelming. Now, think about the brain, the senses, and the amount of processing that goes on with all of the extra sensory input that’s being processed. It’s no wonder that we easily fall into a state of not being aware that we create our realities because there’s just so much stimulus overload. We allow autopilot to happen and when we do, we lose the opportunity to be in the driver’s seat to actively create Reality. Most of the time we’re in passive mode, overwhelmed until a trigger happens like the above story, or we consciously make an effort to be actively awakened to what’s really going on around us and inside of us.
Mel saw a green light and went thru the intersection. The people next to him saw a yellow light and stopped. What colour was the light, really? There was no light. There was an experience that Mel created so that he could teach himself an understanding about his actively creating Reality. What is Reality? Whatever you create and however you perceive it to be.