Humanity has fallen victim to the idea that the causative factors in the human experience lie in the space-time continuum. It seems easier to believe that the causative factors in our life happen away from us, as opposed to inside us, and in the past or the future as opposed to the present.Becoming a Sun p. 36
I am supposing that, like me, you live in a modern, civilized, developed world. Perhaps not, but most of the readers of this blog do.
When you look around, the world seems enlightened enough. You probably have all kinds of modern conveniences, you access the internet, and chances are you don’t live in an active war zone.
And still…scratch the surface of the modern world and primitive superstition abounds. And what is superstition? It is belief in creative forces beyond your control that determine the course of your life. In more primitive societies, it was a belief in evil spirits and malicious entities. Today, it might be the government, big pharma, the media, or the scientists.
A worldview like that causes people to act irrationally, perhaps battling unseen enemies, and afraid of the motives and the manipulations of others. And then it can cause people to become a negative force in the world themselves as they react to all the perceived malign influences.
Of course, people and circumstances do affect the course of our life. And yet, a superstitious belief in their power can disempower the individual. It can lead them to forget that the primary cause of their life experience is themselves and the power they hold to create. This is the power to love, to vision, to manifest, and to care. And so much more.
So here’s what I do. I remind myself every day who I am and why I am here. I remind my heart and mind that I have within me the powers of creation. These are the primary causative factors for me. As I open to those powers, wonderful things are happening. I am not immediately free of the negative factors in the world around me. But I am free in them. I am free to be a creator, which is my birthright as a human being.
And yours too.
Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.