Yes, I believe in the power of “Yes”!
This is a “Yes Universe”!
Whereas the earthly jails, prisons, organizations, schools, religions, facilities, laws, put restriction upon restriction upon those involved (i.e. “No, you can’t drive that fast, can’t go there, wear this, say that, read those books, interact with those people in those ways… NO, NO, NO!!!”), the laws that govern this “probationary state” (mortality) are opposite in every way to reality.
Who ever heard of a mortal legal probation officer saying “Yes!” to everything the petitioner wanted??? “You believe you want that? Okay. Yes. It’s yours….”
Indeed, being a “Yes! Universe”, wherever we put our focused desires, our energy, we create or bring forth matter. This basic of all principles involving our “will” (desires) is known by many names: “The Secret”, “The Law of Attraction”, “Karma”, “Cast your bread upon the water, it comes back to you”, “The Law of the Harvest”.….
Although “freely” given and able to utilize “freely”, our “free will” only and always leads to disharmony and greater unrest for ourselves, the state of the elements of nature on the planet, and all others UNLESS we utilize this “will” (intent, desire) as we live the law upon which all other laws are predicated: “do unto others as you would have others do unto you”. As we live as we were created initially to live, we will prove that free will is the right of each individual. We will also see the fulfillment of our desires and actions upon our free will by realizing that that free will is the responsibility of those who gave it to us in the first place, its benefactors.
A little child understands this well. According to their unique propensity, they will make their desires known: gently requesting, whining, crying, biting, hitting, etc. When one, for instance, wants the attention of “daddy”, he may initially request it, though usually not outright and verbally but through a series of actions which correctly interpreted mean, “I want your attention, daddy. Play with me! See how much fun these stuffed animals are?!”
If ignored, the child will become louder and louder, moving closer and closer until he is, literally, “in your face!”
A wise parent will not ignore the child but will either join with the child (if it also brings him happiness) OR eye-to-eye inform the child when, where, how he will receive his desired attention. Neither “God”, nor nature nor a wise parent ignores a little child. The answer is always “YES!” although there are, often, stipulations on that “Yes”.
Little children are NOT “patient”. Patience requires an understanding of time. Little children live in the NOW. They also only know “I want” (or desire) and, until erringly taught otherwise, believe that since it’s a real desire, it will be delivered. Because they WILL it. NOW. Yet, a parent can and must exercise patience. Patience ends conflict and promotes understanding. Patience is the key to peace. We can only have patience with our children and others to the degree that we have patience with ourselves.
However, when we, not in a “parent” role, put our energy (thoughts, words, attention, e-motion) on another who sees differently than we do, we are merely contributing to the cacophonic energy already released in this world UNLESS (1) they specifically ask us for our perspective, (2) through charity (wise eternal understanding of the long-term repercussions of the situation) we know it is in their best interest and (3) it makes BOTH of us happy.
Although Jesus could have fed 2 or 200,000 (or ANY amount), he “only” fed 2,000 from the 5 loaves and 2 fishes. He “force fed” NO ONE. Only those who desired the food he had to give them did he feed. Likewise, we will be “fed” the “food” we think we are hungry for (“manna” of some kind or the other… OR the “bread of life”).
When Nephi really, truly DESIRED to see what his father saw (and not just “kinda wanna” or “lip-service”) AND had the BELIEF that he would be enlightened on the subject, too, he “prayed” (sincerely acted according to his desires and beliefs)—THEN he was answered appropriately. The first prerequisite, before DESIRE and BELIEF was living as true to his TRUE self as he could through peaceful observance of the “Golden Rule”.
Also, Mahonri used the same “recipe”: 1) DUO*, 2) DESIRE, 3) BELIEF, 4) PURE ACTION. Wah-lah!!! The true creation of his desire became manifest!
In The Sealed Portion 4:4-8 it tells us: “Behold, there have been many righteous men who have lived upon the earth who have DESIRED to see that which thou has beheld. But because of the wickedness of the men who lived among them, I could not show unto them such great and marvelous things. For behold, their hope and faith (desire and belief) was sufficient enough for them (not propelling them to take sufficient action); and with this faith, they waited patiently upon the Father to reveal unto them these mysteries in His own due time. For this purpose I have led thee and thy brother and thy friends from among the wicked; yea, even that I might raise up a righteous branch unto the Father. And it was because of thy faith, and also the faith of thy brother, Jared, that I have done these things. And because I have led thee away from among the wicked (sufficient and appropriate action), I am permitted by the Father to show unto thee the things which thou beholdest. And thou shall behold many more of the mysteries of God, which shall be shown unto thee, that thou might teach thy brethren these things.”
As a “little child”, the Brother of Jared, though living in peace with himself and his mortal siblings, he was not patient with his “Father”. He had lived the requirements and expected the promised blessings. NOW! He did not “wait” for death, but acted properly upon his desires and beliefs, in other words, he “pestered the Lord” until he got what he (righteously) wanted. Others desired and had the faith of the Brother of Jared, but because of those around them (sending out counter-energy, requiring the “faith-full” to utilize part of their own energy to neutralize the others’), their desires could not ignite sufficient energy to create their TRUE wanting. It was necessary for Jared and his brother and friends to be “led from among” those of lower-intensity, or negative energy.
Desire is not enough by itself. Belief is not enough by itself. They must be utilized properly (“acted upon”) in a state without conflicting energy (either by our own contrary thoughts or by the energy of others around us).
Again, “little children” know this well. They are a “barometer”, of sorts, to the energy in any situation. Watch a child act out with unrest in a troubled atmosphere, with or without the “battle” being verbalized. They know a peaceful environment.
They also know the “recipe” for growth:
Desire and belief is what we act upon to grow and achieve ANY thing.
Big brother is climbing that tree.
I want (desire) to climb that tree.
I believe it’s possible to climb that tree.
I think I can… I think I can… I think I can….
I DID IT!!!
Reality is experienced during “fallen mortality” through the ‘eye’ or ‘I’ of time. It is our own, personal journey, lived in conjunction with all the others with whom we share this big blue ball called “Earth”. Similarly, the physical eye has a pupil. We are essentially pupils/ students in a universal classroom experiencing consciously through the lens of time–together.
Perception can change with a change in perspective. Perspective is tied to what one believes. When we change our beliefs, we change our perspective. If we see things that make us unhappy, depressed or in any other way miserable, we can change the angle we’re viewing it from; change our perception or the way in which we judge.
The story is told of a pygmy named Kenge who was on his first trip out of a dense, tropical forest of Africa and onto the open plains with an anthropologist. Seeing something way off in the distance that he had never seen before and being puzzled, he asked, “What kind of insects are those?” When he received the answer: “Buffalo,” he roared with laughter and told the man not to tell such stupid lies.
To him, from his perspective, what he heard (“buffalo”) WAS, indeed, a “lie.” He had no context for it. It did not fit into his foundation of truth. He had never seen a horizon before. He didn’t know about “perspective,” never having experienced it in the tightly woven nature of the jungle. He, therefore, did not realize that things look different (like “buffalo”) when they are far away.
Likewise, what we each have experienced is truth to us alone and will not be completely understood except by one with clear understanding—who no longer “sees through a glass darkly”.
It takes one with true vision, who sees and understands the entire situation, to be able to see it for what it really is. Each of us blind men, though grasping a part of the whole, is somewhat erroneous in our understanding.
We now have over 6.6 billion mortals living together on one planet with 13+billion eyes in all, each seeing the world from our own individuated perspective. Not realizing that our sight is incomplete and, therefore, flawed, we often buy into a world of fear and coercion, each one joining forces with those who share somewhat similar vision in order to compel the rest of “blind humanity” to correct their vision and see the world as we do.
However, the injunction was given by one with clear vision:
“Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. . . . Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, But considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” –MATTHEW VII
We can be grateful that there IS someone who sees clearly in all things as well as really understanding each one of us.
As the psalmist said:
- I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
- Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
Perhaps it could help to remember that, like “Humpty Dumpty”, we have ALL “fallen” and are a little dizzy, blind and wacked-out from the experience of it all. But, like “Humpty Dumpty”, perhaps we can find comfort in the thought: “Blessed are the Cracked, for they are the ones who let in the Light!” Only through “Light” can we see! J
Another thing that children seem to grasp innately is the charge to “Agree with thine adversary quickly”. In TSP 19:28, we are told by Adam that even when “taken before a judge by your neighbor who hath a grievance against you… give unto your neighbor all things that he hath asked of you in his grievance against you. In other words, he hath commanded you to not defend yourself, but to submit to the demands of the grievance.”
The Book of Mormon shares a powerful story of this principle. Remember the “Anti-Nephi-Lehites” submitting peacefully, instead of fighting back, and the incredible miracles that ensued among their “enemies” because of their living the words of Christ—even at the peril of their own lives?
One poignant example I, personally experienced, concerned two very young pre-schoolers that I cared for in my in-home daycare. One day a little one-year-old bit another (slightly older) child, who was somewhat new to my preschool—on the face. Although it did not break the skin and was merely superficial, of course most any parent might catch their breath and be stunned for a moment or two. The father of the child who had been bitten called me that evening. He was LIVID. He expressed some very strong thoughts with some very strong language of his intentions towards my school, including law suits, licensing being stripped, etc. as well as his intentions toward the other little child and her parents. As I listened in peace, he went on and on.
When he finally paused, wanting a response from me, I basically shared: “Mike, you’re ‘Abbey’s’ father. I support you in doing what you feel you need to do. I love Abbey very much and have enjoyed being a part of all of your lives. I also respect you and know that you will do what you believe is best.” I was at peace, my voice held no emotion except respect and allowance. I knew that he could never take what was most important to me—my peace. J
This quickly diffused ‘Mike’s’ energy, and he stated how much he and his wife adored me, the school, and how ‘Abbey’ “Lived” to be able to go to “Miss Kimberly’s house”. Could we meet somewhere for coffee and to discuss what we could do about the situation? He really, really wanted ‘Abbey’ to continue in my care, just not with that “wild” other child (who, actually, was NOT “wild” at all, but an inquisitive little child who was quicker than I was that day). Although I did not take ‘Abbey’ back and continued to care for that “other child”, Mike and I parted as two individuals, he felt validated and that I saw his perspective… as being “right”. No action was taken. All was resolved peacefully. It was one amazing experience of the power of peace and non-judgment to diffuse some powerful negative energy.
If I had had any desire to “set him straight” about the situation and “make him see it for what it REALLY was” (meaning: as I saw it), it would have only added energy to the already explosive situation. Where would I have been then? It is no fun to attack someone who refuses to fight you and only stands there with a peaceful, validating smile on their face! J
If we want (desire) unrest and lack of the highest level of peace available, we will continue to “correct” anyone (our “enemy”) who does not see as we see. Unless we have the calling—that only “true messengers” have (as the “parent of little adult children”), OR we are the mortal parent of a “little child” and are wisely raising that “little child” to have the highest level of “free”, empowered will, happiness and peace in life—it is OUR “JOB”, as “little children”, to PLAY!
Playing is not “heckling” or interacting with “THE BIG BULLY” kicking sand at everyone on the playground. PLAYing is leaving and forgetting that bully while finding our true playmates and interacting with them in ways that bring us mutual joy. We can do this WHEN we understand that it’s “the messenger’s” “job” (along with “the laws of nature”/God) to take care of the “bully” and “help him learn his lesson”.
IF we are giving that “bully” our energy (emotion, thoughts, attention) THEN we are making him stronger and ourselves weaker.
Personally, we each are brothers and sisters. If we really look with pure eyes, we will be able to see a great beauty about each other. Although we may see things very differently than they do, we may also see some things very similarly. It is not for us to debate the way they see life because that would bring neither of us peace.
May we each just…PLAY…. while remembering to interact in peaceful harmony, real-eyes-ing that we are EACH “blind”.
Inasmuch as we do something to ANYone else (even the one with “least” understanding), we are doing it to ourself! By pointing a finger of scorn, derision or correction at any other (when it is NOT our “role” or stewardship to “train” them) is merely contributing to the earthquakes, pestilence, violence and unrest of the planet withOUT AND withIN one’s self.
Perhaps it may help to remember that the Purpose of life is to live JOY. JOY is only possible when we fill our selves with the high and pure frequency of L.O.V.E. (the level of vibratory excellence). May we each wrap it around us as a cocoon. May we let it fill our hearts, ignite our righteous desires and beliefs, prompting us to purposeful action. May it then spill out, radiating forth to all within our “circle” of influence… and then some.
Remember: that which we are truly desiring, believing and sincerely acting upon, we WILL find.
*DUO: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” This is commonly termed the “Golden Rule”.
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.