“The fact is that each of you create your own physical reality; and en masse, you create both the glories and the terrors that exist within your earthly experience. Until you realize that you are the creators, you will refuse to accept this responsibility. Nor can you blame a devil for the world’s misfortunes.”
How is this possible? How can you and I be creating the glories and terrors that we see in this world? If Carl Jung were alive today, he would call this a projection of the collective unconscious. Another way to look at this is that we’re all connected. According to Gregg Braden, in his newsletter Translations 2007 Volume 9 Issue 1, “[e]verything in our world is connected to everything else” due to our consciousness, 70 years of research in the field of “new science” has concluded. So you can imagine what gets broadcasted in this hologram of sorts and gets projected out into our physical reality.
But, these images that are projected out into the physical world can change. In order to create the “glories” and not “terrors,” this means you take responsibility for what you put out there. Since you know that you can’t control other people’s behavior and you can’t make them change, you can, however, accept your own responsibility for what you choose today. You have the choice to radiate love or hate, joy or sorrow, order or confusion.
In addition to the above, accepting responsibility also means having ownership over your life, not letting your emotions master you, and not faulting others for your mistakes. This also means not feeling victimized for other people’s wrongdoings, but instead, taking the high road towards forgiveness. Basically, it means owning your choices and who you choose to be at this moment.
Speaking about responsibility, I am reminded of Lester Levenson, author of The Power of Love: Learn How to Be in the Now. Levenson was told his days were numbered, but when he dropped the need to change the world and took responsibility for his own life, he was healed. One of Levenson’s students Larry Crane wrote in the foreword to his above mentioned book: “He saw that he wanted to change the entire world and that was the cause of all his ailments, making him a slave to this world. He decided to reverse that by actually unloading the subconscious concepts and pressures, and by taking responsibility for everything happening in his life.”
As you can see from Levenson’s example, a huge part of healing involves not only accepting responsibility for your own life, but learning to not take on the stuff of the world. It means that you learn to be responsible to, but not responsible for the world.
To accept responsibility to the world means owning that you’re responsible for creating your own world. When you acknowledge and understand that we’re all connected, you’ll see that when you heal your own unconscious negative beliefs, you create a ripple effect that transforms the lives of others as well. You don’t need to know when this transformation will take place, just know that it is.
However, like most people, sometimes, you might feel obligated and feel “bad” for not doing something within your own power to help. If you ever feel even a slight inclination and a sense of duty or obligation that it’s your responsibility for saving and rescuing the world, here is Lynn Grabhorn’s, author of Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting, sagely reminder to help you detach from it: “every soul on this planet came here to learn something, and that sometimes those choices seem mindlessly harsh to us.”
While it’s understandable to feel what you might feel when you see people hurt and in pain, whether your emotion is that of sympathy or anger, view negative events from the belief system that we’re all here on a soul path to learn something and to transform. This way of seeing spiritually can help lessen your attachments to feeling responsible for something that is outside of your control, and actually none of your business, but the divine’s. This doesn’t mean that you’re unkind and unloving; it’s just a higher way of being in this world.
Although you’re just being responsible for you, this is also a far cry from you being uncaring. Not taking on the stuff of the world does not mean you live in isolation and in fear or see yourself separate from the world either. You are very much indeed a part of this world, but not of it. It means learning to accept what is yours, and accept what is not. Braden further offers this tip: “we must see ourselves as part of the world rather than separate from the world.” Just by this slight change in how you relate to the world, “[you] have the power to change the hologram of [y]our world,” according to Braden in Holographic Brains and Global Peace.
That coupled with taking responsibility for your own life and understanding how deeply we’re all connected, you maximize and awaken your power within to heal yourself and others. By accepting responsibility for everything that happens to you, you exert power over what you do have control over: your thoughts and your life. When you exercise this power, you contribute positively to this world, and bless those in the process. It may seem and sound far-fetched, but it’s only because we are so accustomed to living, seeing, and thinking from a human perspective; after all, on a physical level, we are a human being.
Therefore, when you change your consciousness and raise it up higher, this creates a planetary shift in the world. It is only when you continuously do your own inner work that you can transform and impact the world at large. That is one of the ways you can go up higher and higher and another way of creating “glories” and not “terrors.” When you change, we all change. (Thank you!)
If anything on the contrary were to convince you otherwise the impossibility of this tall order, know and trust that you are powerful beyond measure and you alone can make a huge impact in the world.
“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.”—R. Buckminster Fuller
Regardless of what you see happening, the most healing and loving thing you can do for yourself and the world right now is to take responsibility for your own creations and to accept responsibility for everything that happens to you; you have done your part.