Human Beings have become the most highly evolved form of life on the planet. This evolution has come about from our one unique quality that elevates us from other life forms. Our Consciousness, defined as the sum total of our thoughts. Our thoughts are the most powerful tool we have, yet we do not know how to use them!
When we are born into this world we do not come with operating instructions, we are left
with having to figure things out for ourselves through our life experience, trial and error.
Our parents and teachers do not instruct us as how to direct our thoughts in order to
create our life experience. Instead, they warn us of the “dangers” to be aware of. Don’t
do that it could kill you, stay away from this, it could kill you! We are taught that there
are more things to be afraid of than there are to embrace. So we live our lives in fear,
on the lookout for things getting us, cancer, evil doers (say in George Bush accent),
Republicans, Democrats, mosquitos carrying dengue fever, a plane crash, a tsunami.
President Franklin Roosevelt had it partially correct when he said, “there is nothing to
fear but fear itself”, the first part, “there is nothing to fear…” that’s good, but then
acknowledging that fearing fear is okay, is where he effed up! F.E.A.R. is an acronym
for False Evidence Appearing Real. That False Evidence is based on our previous
experience that is in the memory of our thoughtware.
Every experience we have is logged into our thoughtware together with the
corresponding emotion that accompanies it. When we have a traumatic experience, the
circumstances surrounding that experience along with fear is embedded in our memory.
When we experience love and peace the circumstances and emotion are also
embedded. So, we become a reactive computer board so that when similar
circumstances appear again, we react to our previous experience. Every negative past
experience we have becomes an obstacle we have to overcome by releasing its grip on
our psyche, letting it go gently and then allowing the well-being, which is always
present, to flow to us. Every positive experience we have we long to repeat and thus
look for identical circumstances that we, mistakenly, think will bring us the same positive
When I was in my teens I used to love to play pinball machines. I invested much time
and many quarters trying to become a pinball wizard. In the beginning I would flail away
at the flippers just trying to keep the ball in play and hoping that I would rack up points
by haphazardly hitting the targets. That technique was frustrating because I did not
have any control over the outcome and I rarely earned enough points to win a free
game. Then one day I observed a master player at The University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor. This student was able to control his flippers in such a way as to hold the ball and
deliberately aim at specific targets in order to rack up the most points and free games
which he then sold to other students. Observing his method was a revelation for me
and I began to practice this technique, my relationship with the game of pinball had
Our lives are a game of pinball. When we are unaware and unconscious we are flailing
away, hoping we get lucky and hit some targets before we die. But when we Wake-Up!
and become aware that we have the power through our focused thoughts and attention
to control our flippers and deliberately aim at what we want to create, we achieve mastery and the ability to manifest our dreams and desires.
*Pinball machine photo source: http://www.pinballnews.com/shows/allentown2007/index.html