This whole universe is infused with a vibrant substance that powers everything. It works behind the scenes for physical power, including electrical and atomic power, and mental power alike. It’s sort of like a mass that we can mold and impress using our consciousness. One outcome of our molding activities is matter, in varying degrees of density. But we also create something more subtle than matter: our life experiences. So yeah, we’re the ones molding what happens in our lives.
If we were to peer deeply into the experiences we create, we would see that there is always a movement that’s made up of a mixture of mobility and relaxation. When these two principles are in harmony, life continues. When they are out of balance, death ensues.
What this means is that having the flexibility to relax into what is, in this moment—even if what is right now isn’t what we want—will ultimately bring us what we want. First, we will get a good feeling about ourselves as we fall into harmony with the movement already happening in our own psyche. Later on, that thing—whatever it is we’re just dying to have—must come. It can’t not come. This is due to the Law of Cause and Effect.
But we must be able to embody a climate of inner knowing that fulfillment is potentially ours. Just by knowing this, whatever it is can be ours because we know this. But if we don’t know this, we need to let go of whatever untruth is blocking our knowing. We must relax so our wish can materialize. For if we insist on staying wound up in a state of “I have to have it,” we’ll never get it.
In short, it’s a spiritual law that we must first give up whatever it is we want to gain. Without the willingness to let go, we are so tense inside that the good stuff can’t come to us. And if it did come, it couldn’t get in.
What we see when we look at a landscape in nature is an expression of souls. So on the one hand we may see beauty, but at the same time, there may also be dirt and pollution and barrenness. It is significant to realize that what we see reflected to us in nature and atmospheric conditions may paint a more accurate picture of the soul life of all of humanity than what we see when we look at, say, how nation’s relate or what the world’s city conditions are like.
Our real selves, our truest nature, is nature. It is creation. We are not just part of nature, we are nature. So what nature is reflecting back to us is that part of our souls in which we raise our thoughts to higher things through meditation and contemplation.
But the environment can only show us what already exists; it can’t bring out something that’s not already there to begin with. And if nature seems to us to be an enemy, it’s just that we don’t understand its laws. Nature, in fact, is completely trustworthy. And the laws that govern nature are the same that govern us. It would be unreasonable then to distrust ourselves.
The nature of life is neutral; the universe is not out to get us. This impressionable substance it’s made up of is highly creative and very potent, and this is the same stuff our souls are made of. We could call it our soul substance. It’s only when we press limits into our soul substance that those limitations must seem real to us. Then the life-limiting rules we set for ourselves and blindly follow will find their validation.
But the minute we start to question our own homegrown rules and limits, we discover that unlike spiritual laws, these are not hard and fast laws. Almost like magic, our self-set limits start to dissolve and we find new laws that match our new, more truthful beliefs. This life stuff is so moldable, in fact, there’s no end to how far it can reach. It can go all the way to the edge of our consciousness. This makes life limitless in its possibilities for unfolding richer, better, more amazing experiences.
On the other hand, life’s ability to unfold in the direction of evil is not limitless. Indeed, there’s a limit we hit when life stops, or at least appears to cease. The ultimate big, bad dread is always lack-o-life. There’s nothing, it seems, on the other side of non-life. Of course, that’s only true on this plane of existence. It couldn’t possibly be true in the greater, grander scheme of things because in absolute reality, life is life. Life simply can’t be non-life.