Reality Is A Mirror Reflecting Your Inner World
“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” — Ernest Holmes
Many people believe their problems come from outside conditions. They try desperately to change the world around them in the hope things will improve. This seldom works because their thoughts are out of alignment. It was the French-born novelist Anais Nin who said: “You do not see the world as it is. You see it as you are.” Therefore, what you hold in mind comes to life, irrespective of your preferences. This is because life is a mirror, reflecting the image of your innermost thoughts. For example, if you agree the world is volatile, you will look for evidence to substantiate this. You might tune into the news and hear of unfortunate incidents that confirm your beliefs.
However, other people claim life is wonderful and attract pleasant experiences. They are not Pollyannaish but choose happiness over adversity. So, here we have two different people attracting different circumstances. It is because their predominant beliefs dictate their reality. You are continually shaping the world around you because of your conscious and unconscious thoughts. It is why your reality is a mirror reflecting your inner world. If you entertain distorted thoughts, the key is to correct them so they align with the truth. If you don’t, they are likely to lead you down the rabbit hole of despair.
Therefore, life is neither fair nor unfair. It merely provides confirmation of your thoughts as the user and experiencer. To demonstrate this idea, consider those who were once ill and become healthy again, when their thoughts mirror a new health consciousness. This is evidence that we can change our thoughts and beliefs, which correspond to a change in outer circumstances. The choice is up to us. It was Albert Einstein who said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Are you satisfied with these ideas so far? Can you see how you are the master of your inner domain?
Free Will or Free Choice?
“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” — Earl Nightingale
Life abounds because of its dualistic nature of equal and opposites. The day gives way to night and each complement the other. If there was only night, how would you appreciate the light of day? For example, some people cling to the notion of free will. I am of the opinion it is the illusion of free will, whereby our unconscious beliefs are being reflected to us as free choice. What I mean is: Your choices result from deep-seated beliefs from an early age. Your beliefs are unconscious because they are formed during an impressionable period. You had little choice in the matter because your upbringing was beyond your control. Therefore, life offers you feedback on the congruency of your thoughts, so you can take action to correct them.
Similarly, many people are dogmatic in their thinking and consider their thoughts are fixed. This is erroneous because millions of people have overcome limiting beliefs to create empowering lives. Your life is a sequence of outcomes, symbols, and shadows. Reality is merely providing you feedback to help you right the wrong and create new circumstances based on a shift in awareness. Therefore, personal development and self-improvement become the vehicle towards lasting change if you are prepared to do the inner work. The obstacle becomes the path and the journey to show the way. It is why you are the master of your fate. Should you resign yourself to the victim, life will assuredly offer you evidence of this. Free choice means life is neutral and ready to respond to your thoughts. You are playing a game in which many are unaware of the rules.
Thoughts Create The Future
“It is only by acknowledging that you have created everything up until now that you can take charge of creating the future you want.” — Jack Canfield
Therefore, you create your future with each new thought that passes through your mind. This is a powerful faculty to override circumstances you do not wish to carry forward. American author Neale Donald Walsch echoes this sentiment when he reminds us: “Life proceeds out of your intentions for it. This is the fuel that drives the engine of creation in your life.” Negative thoughts shine the light on your unconscious mind. They contain lessons to enhance your personal evolution and create a new reality. In many ways, life is a miraculous entity based on universal laws. When you abide by them, you co-create circumstances under these laws. If you align with negativity, you attract it into your reality. The cynic finds this unwelcoming, but the optimist recognises it as an opportunity to correct their thoughts.
Regrettably, people seldom investigate their thoughts. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it, they proclaim. If you do not examine your fundamental thoughts, they will become habitual. As creatures of habit, this is bound to show up in your reality eventually. It is why life is a by-product of what you hold in mind. As within so without states the Hermetic aphorism. Moreover, it is said; you live in the landscape of your thoughts until they merge to become reality. Knowing this, I invite you to consider on one or two areas of your life not functioning optimally. Ask yourself: “If this situation reflects my innermost thoughts, what am I thinking to have created it? This exercise will give you an insight into whether your thoughts are empowering you or disempowering you. Therefore, choose your thoughts wisely while healing the unconscious, because life has a way of catching up to you if you are unaware. It is my hope you enjoy what unfolds and become awake to the natural flow of life.