“Eventually you will see that the real cause of problem is not life itself. It’s the commotion the mind makes about life that really causes the problems.”—Michael Singer
I’ve got a holiday gift that, should you choose to accept it, will change every aspect of your 2018. It’s a deed for an exclusive piece of real estate that needs nothing but your decision to chop up and carry away extraneous bits of debris.
This plot that you already own and have been tending for all the years of your life is your consciousness. It’s the sum total of your beliefs. It’s the thoughts you spend the 1440 minutes of each day animating into your life.
There’s probably a corner with beliefs about your body, about how it operates, what it needs, what it’s capable of. This part of your real estate, which seems inescapable, gets a lot of attention. Most of us use it as a mask, as a shield to keep our true selves hidden and to keep the largesse of the universe from getting in. It’s a tiny, tiny piece of who we really are.
There’s also a dusty basement in your real estate that’s cluttered with beliefs you picked up from your culture. This lineup of beliefs includes things like what is and isn’t socially acceptable. Your need to be liked. Your beliefs about your gender, your race.
Your family, of course, left a few boxes down in that dusty basement, as well.
There’s the room with your beliefs about money. Is it hard to come by? Is there more where that came from?
I can’t stress enough how important this piece of real estate is. Your consciousness, your expenditure of your 1440 minutes per day determines everything.
You can use it to create your own beliefs, your own vision. Or you can continue stepping around and dealing with the debris.
Each and every one of us gets to decide how we spend our consciousness.
I heard an interview with the incomparable Terry Crews last night. He’s a former NFL football player, one of the stars of Brooklyn 911 and a recent Time Magazine “Person of the Year.” Even though he grew up with an abusive father in Flint, Michigan where, as he says, he DID drink the water, he made the decision to take control of the real estate of his consciousness.
He decided that, despite the limitations his culture and his hood tried to brainwash into him, he was going to take charge and interpret his life on his own terms. He decided to create opportunities and possibilities.
He decided to BE what he wanted to be—before there was any evidence that reality could be true. That decision to take charge of the deed of his unique real estate completely changed his life. He went from the hood in poverty-stricken Flint to being a huge movie star and artist.
Never forget. It’s your consciousness. It’s your deed.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.
OOOOOO this is a good one! I am going to tend to my precious bit of real estate!
If you're reading this for the first time… or maybe don't yet believe… Pam's ideas/posts/books DO REALLY result in – the physical body you want (without diet or exercise), ACTUAL happiness (like you wake up and say TGIM – yea… thank God it's Monday…), MONEY – green, cash, it's made of 75% cotton and 25% linen even though most people call it PAPER, the right PEOPLE in your life, experiences… and they do come out of nowhere, magically and miraculously, out of nowhere!
You ARE amazing, we need more you!!!
Please call me Pam.You will need my art soon. Love, Lee
Pam. You are a vision of loveliness. You are an inspiration to the whole entire universe. Thanks for helping me to animate my own life with your relentless light & much-needed knowledge. Because of you I smile every time I pick up ACIM. I get it!
Dear Pam, you are fabulous! Your way of expressing these truths is wonderful and so inspiring, and I am so grateful that you decided to share “you” with us. You being and sharing you inspires me to be and share me, and that’s such a gift so thank you very much! 😁
This was a SHAZZAM moment!
Happy holidays my friend.
With love to spread,
In “The Nature of Personal Reality – A Seth Book,” by Jane Roberts, Seth said our beliefs aren’t really “unconscious,” but unexamined. He recommended honestly writing your thoughts down in the various areas of your life – they’ll point clearly to the beliefs behind them – and why your experience is the way it is.
Of course, ALL beliefs are formed from the past, but A Course In Miracles says the past is gone and has no power at all – except what you give it by bringing it into the present – with your beliefs.
I’ll just say it again. I absolutely love you Pam. Thanks for all the much neeeded good news.
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David, I’m sending this article for two reasons. One, I thought it was an interesting thought. And two, I’ve wanted to share a blog posting from this author with Katie because I like the way she writes, and I thought Katie might enjoy her style, even if not the content.
Nice post!! Thanks for sharing!!
Yes, thanks for sharing!
What a great article, thanks so much for sharing it!