“You Create Your Own Reality” (YCYOR) is the predominant belief system of many New Agers. This doctrine states that reality is entirely the product of our minds, and that by controlling our beliefs, we may determine what happens to us: what events we focus upon, we attract; what we do not focus upon, we do not experience. Creating for oneself what one desires is called “manifesting”, and having all one needs in life is called “abundance.” For those who utilize YCYOR, manifesting abundance is usually a key goal.
Do we create our own reality? Yes we do, but not as freely as proponents of YCYOR claim. As it exists, YCYOR is a faulty paradigm whose incomplete nature was made so by design. This belief system is a dangerous spiritual weapon used by negative forces to disarm their potential victims. People who seek the New Age as an alternative to atheism or Christianity are not improving their situations. They are merely falling for further deception, the same trick with a new look. Like gravity, such deceptions can be traps, or they can be used as slingshots to propel one further along if one is careful and learns from mistakes.
There are several reasons why YCYOR is dangerous.
First, YCYOR fools its followers into believing they are more spiritually evolved than they truly are. Such New Agers are lulled into a false sense of security, an overestimation of their abilities and invulnerability, and thus fail to prepare against random accidents or attacks from negative forces.
Second, the practice of “manifestation” often becomes an act of black magic when used irresponsibly. Black magic is the manipulation of higher forces by lower individuals to their own spiritual detriment. For example, when corruptly implementing “manifestation” through visualization, ritual, chanting, or meditation, one can circumvent one’s life mission or agenda, extort one’s Higher Self, and violate the freewill of other sovereign humans.
Manifestation is used properly when it does not initiate a freewill violation. Manifesting or requesting has different consequences, depending on whether it is directed toward higher positive, higher negative, or lower negative beings. “Higher” and “lower” refers to their relative level of evolution compared to yours. To explain all this more clearly, a description of higher positive and negative forces is necessary.
One’s evolutionary level is determined by the lessons one has accumulated since metaphysical genesis as an individuated being. What higher positive and negative forces have in common is that they are both very aware and near to their respective evolutionary finish lines. The difference between them lies in their levels of wisdom, freewill and freedom, and what exactly they are evolving toward.
Negative beings evolve toward the sleeping half of the Creator, physicality. They are irresponsible, lack wisdom, and have little freedom or freewill.
Positive beings evolve toward the active half of the Creator, consciousness. They possess much responsibility and discernment, are wise, and enjoy more freedom due to their greater freewill and responsibility.
The importance of the preceding clarification lies in the fact that, despite having more awareness than you, higher negative forces actually have less freewill. Physical matter itself is the end product of their evolution, and it is obvious that matter has very little freewill. You can manipulate it at your leisure, and it does not resist. You can perfectly predict its behavior, meaning it is all predestined within a single unified equation, leaving no room for novelty or freewill. Simply by operating under a negative polarity, a being already acquires some of these characteristics.
The awareness that higher negative forces have, which exceed your level of awareness, is used only to create ever more sophisticated technologies and tricks to circumvent your freewill which they cannot directly violate except through backdoor methods and the abuse of what permission you have given them. One such permission is in the form of a contract with physicality you hold while existing in a physical body. Their abuse of this contract can be seen in their extreme reliance upon technology to try and manipulate you.
If you attempt to manifest something through the help of negative higher forces, two factors must be taken into consideration. First, they will not help you unless your desire is of a negative orientation, such as lust for power, financial elitism, or sexual prowess. Second, these will be given to you if you pay the maximum price, which is the circumvention of your life path, the lowering of your soul frequency, a stunting of spiritual evolution, and a commission of your soul energy paid to these higher forces. You lose freedom, freewill, responsibility and creativity in exchange for illusory power, money or sex. This Faustian deal is no bargain, but a metaphysical scam.
If you attempt to manifest something through the help of positive higher forces (including your Higher Self), you can only request help. Requesting respects their freewill, and leaves it to their wise discretion whether to help you or not. They also respect your freewill and do not intervene unless you allow them to help. Positive higher forces have more wisdom than you, and you would find it either impossible or detrimental to force them, via trickery through corrupted visualization and meditation, into fulfilling your desires. Should you succeed, most often you will have made a very bad choice which seemed desirable at the time only due to spiritual short sightedness.
It is clear that attempting to manipulate beings and forces higher on the spiritual hierarchy, be they of positive or negative polarity, can cause severe problems. It is best to make requests to positive higher forces, to allow them to help you in any way they can.
The positive (or STO, Service to Other) hierarchy is a network. This means higher evolved beings help lower evolved beings learn and evolve. In this way, those higher beings evolve as well. Here on earth, those who think they can fight through life alone are failing to make use of this network. They are succumbing to negative influences because of their pride, and must learn that because they are part of a network, requesting help from higher positive forces is perfectly fine. If the request is pure, those higher positive forces will help, especially if it aids in unblocking or accelerating one’s spiritual evolution.
To make a distinction, requesting is different from manifestation, in that it is an act of calling upon positive higher forces while respecting their freewill, leaving it up to them to help you if they deem it wise. Manifesting, on the other hand, is a direct way of influencing your reality. Concerning positive higher forces, requesting is the way to go. But with lower evolved beings, manifestation is the appropriate method.
Recall that manifestation works best when it does not violate freewill. It is fact that freewill cannot be violated if it does not exist or is not being used. Lower beings tend to either not have a particular aspect of freewill, or else fail to use it. They are therefore primed for influence by higher beings with more freewill. While this sounds insidious, remember that higher freewill implies greater lessons learned, higher evolution, and thus greater responsibility and wisdom. Your Higher Self has controlled your actions countless of times, to ensure that certain scripted events come to pass. This is no true violation of your freewill, just influence of behavior to best facilitate evolution.
Thus, when higher positive entities influences lower beings, it is done carefully and for the greatest benefit of all. It only becomes insidious when the awareness of the influenced being is purposely suppressed through technology, disinformation, or trickery, which is what negative forces do in order to lower the utilized freewill of their target to a level lower than their own, which makes the target easily manipulated.
As can be seen, YCYOR either fools a person into thinking he can control reality more than he really can (thus making him vulnerable to negative forces who exploit his ignorance), or else ensures that when he does influence his reality, it becomes an act of black magic which stunts his spiritual evolution.
This disinformative doctrine is a spiritual booby-trap, plain and simple. Its targets are tricked into disarming and corrupting themselves, avoiding the acquisition and utilization of knowledge, sabotaging their own lives, and later blaming the resultant misery on their failure to adhere even more strongly to YCYOR protocols.
The reason YCYOR works so well is because it is based on a lot of metaphysical truth. People awakening from more ignorant belief systems are lured by the truth content of YCYOR. But as with all disinformation, its designers care not so much what their targets know, but what they do. Despite a large truth content which influences what its followers know, the few lies and logical inconsistencies in the doctrine is enough to twist what they do. Negative forces want them to do what is in line with the negative agenda. Such targets are effectively “tenderized” for consumption or “disarmed” for elimination.
Through twisted logic, certain faulty inferences are made from the true idea that we create our own reality. Some of these are listed below, followed by short explanations which will be elaborated upon later in this article.
“If you don’t believe in evil, it cannot harm you because it will not exist in your reality.”
- Not believing that evil can harm you if you ignore it, is like thinking that a truck cannot run you over if you close your eyes. It is better to open your eyes and step out of the way.
Negative beings have freewill and a definite objectivity in your reality. Many exist outside your range of control, and can choose to attack you if they wish. Whether they succeed in their attack is another matter, but the fact is that they will attack and succeed if they can.
Their ability to succeed depends upon the relative superiority of your freewill and the awareness required to access it, metaphysical protection by higher forces or Higher Self, and your physical and spiritual application of knowledge in the area of personal defense against such attacks.
Manifestation involves intent, the application of will in a particular direction of desired experience. This direction is available only if one is aware of its possibility. Therefore, ignorance cannot protect against anything. Protecting against an attack must be based upon awareness of the many ways such an attack can happen. Once you are aware of these ways, besides actually preparing to deal with them, you can take additional preventative measures by focusing your will upon the probable futures in which those specific methods of attack fail to materialize or succeed.
Manifesting protection only works against negative forces who have less freewill than you, who require that you be unaware of a particular mode of attack such that they can use it as a bridge into your reality. Freewill unused is freewill denied, for awareness is the key that unlocks what freewill you have already gained through earlier evolution.
Not being aware of an attack possibility leaves it unclaimed by your freewill, and it is like having no freewill at all. Like an unguarded bridge, this direction of experience involving a particular mode of attack is hidden behind a blind spot in your field of awareness. Negative forces, who would otherwise be unable to harm you due to their lower freewill status, can cross this hidden bridge, breach your reality, and implement an attack.
In such a case, preventing the attack does not involve fighting these forces directly, but merely cutting off their invasion route by guarding the bridge. This is done by becoming aware of their attack methods.
Should an attack succeed, whether it is through an unguarded bridge into your reality, or by negative forces who are simply more powerful than you, or perhaps were allowed into your reality by your protectors as a learning lesson for you, dealing with such attacks requires direct active interaction, physical and psychological preparation, and utilization of knowledge.
Thus, awareness/knowledge alone passively protects in the sense of “guarding the bridges” and locking down one’s reality against attempted dislodging by lower negative forces. But once such forces break through, it is only through the active utilization of knowledge and awareness that these attacks are thwarted. If they break through, it means some lesson has not been learned.
For all of us, spiritual evolution is impossible without the active use and application of knowledge/awareness, for one implies the other. With this fact in mind, it becomes clear why awareness and knowledge alone can passively protect, but only sometimes. An explanation follows:
When you are more positively spiritually evolved than another being, you possess greater freewill than that being. You have learned everything that being has learned, and then some. All the attacks this being is capable of are limited to the scope of its awareness, of what it has learned already.
Because you have learned all this being has learned (evident by virtue of your higher spiritual evolution), all its attacks against you are actually redundant as far as learning lessons for you are concerned, for they cannot teach you anything you have not already learned.
However, they can remind you of things you have forgotten. That you have forgotten such lessons is the only reason such lesson-redundant attacks can happen at all. Remember the lesson by becoming aware of the attack method, and it loses all meaning and justification. Your freewill then shuts out that attack from happening since it would serve absolutely no purpose anymore.
In sum, the passive protection of awareness/knowledge happens only when that awareness/knowledge has already been utilized before, which led to an increase in one’s level of spiritual evolution.
Awareness/knowledge cannot passively protect if it has only recently been acquired but not yet utilized. It will surely be put to the test first, either in active preparation and prevention, or in direct “combat” against an attacking force.
A hostile being who is more evolved than you, despite having less freewill, will probably be more clever than you and thus trick you into accepting an attack. Its higher level of awareness means it has something to teach you. And you will learn the easy way or the hard way, depending on whether you prepared ahead of time or not.
As can be seen, spiritual osmosis occurs throughout creation. Higher evolved beings, no matter their polarity, always teach lower evolved beings, either directly or indirectly.
When a lower being attacks, its attack can be easily averted through remembrance or awareness of its possibility, which accesses the freewill required to end the attack whose resulting lessons you have already learned at some time.
When a higher being attacks, proper passively counteractive freewill does not exist and can be gained only through struggle and the application of knowledge/awareness, which increases your spiritual evolution to a level equal or greater than the attacker, at which point the attack ceases to materialize as long as you remain aware of your lesson.
In relation to Reality Creation, the preceding ideas reveal the fact that “manifestation” is the passive application of knowledge/awareness, and should not (or often cannot) be used to protect against things which one needs to experience in order to evolve.
This is why YCYOR’s “manifestation of protection” fails in many instances, for a person using this doctrine might attempt to stop an attack from succeeding by applying passive protection through manifestation, but the attack is either necessary to help the person evolve, or to help him remember the lessons he has already learned but forgotten or ignored. YCYOR can induce an intentional forgetting of lessons through blind faith, the abandonment of knowledge seeking, and sheer ignorant bliss.
In fact, the induced ignorance guarantees that an attack happens successfully so that the person eventually “wakes up” to the truth. Negative forces count upon this principle to sustain their feeding. As long as the person can be continuously tricked into ignoring lessons, the food supply stays plentiful. In that case, either the person is fed upon simply because he can be fed upon (requiring active utilization of knowledge/awareness to stop), or else the Higher Self repeatedly allows its lower self to be food until the lower self awakens and puts an end to it (which necessitates the passive use of knowledge/awareness).
“You can transform evil by sending it love.”
Because they have freewill, evolved negative forces can choose whether to accept your love or not. And most often, they will not allow themselves to be transformed by it. Trying to change a negative being this way is like pouring a man many glasses of water and asking him to drown himself.
Often, this sent love can be of such a corrupted nature (due to misperception of what love is) that it is of a frequency palatable by negative beings who then feed upon it. Whether negative beings can feed upon an emotion depends not so much upon what type of emotion it is, but whether it is based on awareness or ignorance. Sympathy and compassion out of ignorance makes better food than righteous anger, for example.
Sympathy and compassion out of knowledge would mean sending love to beings who have not yet chosen their polarity, who out of their suffering request and accept the love they receive. They thirst for the water set before them. Discernment and experience is required for any compassionate person to know when this is the case. Sometimes there are etheric vampires seeking to steal the energy of the compassionate by feigning distress, and giving one’s love to these people only leads to an energy drain in oneself. Whatever the case, one thing is certain: that the forces commonly considered “evil” have chosen their polarity and therefore cannot be changed. They can only be understood, for that results in empowerment of the perceiver rather than attempted freewill violation of the perceived.
So as far as “transforming evil” is concerned, external events cannot change one’s polarity (positive or negative, STO or STS), merely reinforce what one has already freely chosen to be.
Receiving an act of kindness may make a positive person beam with more positivity, or make a negative person salivate with the prospect of feasting upon an easy prey. Being physically abused may make a positive person reflect upon how horrible such abuse is and how he would not wish the same upon anyone else, while a negative person may abuse others out of vengeance and hatred.
Therefore, being nice to evil, showing it how act positively, sending it love and light, and acting chivalrously toward it usually ends in complete failure for you, and a full stomach for the intended target. Negative forces do not play by the same rules as positive forces, as they have no respect for respect, and no empathy for empathy.
You cannot transform evil, merely help it evolve. Yes, negative forces are on a path of evolution. They are evolving toward the Creator just like you are. The only difference is that they are evolving toward the sleeping half of the Creator, associated with matter, lack of freewill, and determinism.
Therefore, if you cannot transform a negative being (you can only cautiously provide the opportunity for change on its behalf, and allow it to choose its way) you can at least help it evolve, which also helps you evolve. This is done by acting responsibly and not feeding them. You learn how to better defend yourself, and they learn how to better attack their targets.
Within the negative hierarchy, beings force each other to evolve through constant competition, tricks, manipulation, extortion, and violence. Within the positive network, beings help each other evolve through creativity, compassion, teaching, sharing, and learning.
To be positive or STO consists of two qualities: having gained the lessons required to interact harmoniously within one’s polarity, and having gained the lessons needed to interact vigilantly with the opposite polarity.
And here lies another fault of YCYOR, the idea that all is “love and light” and one need merely think fluffy thoughts and put on rose colored glasses, and all will be fine. Another aspect to disinformation is missing information. Here, New Agers are taught only half the equation. Christians are taught the same thing with the “turn the other cheek” idea which is actually a corruption of the original meaning of the phrase.
The half of the equation they do possess involve the ideals of creativity, compassion, teaching, and so on. But when it comes to dealing with negative forces, they are wholly ignorant and unprotected sheep. This is another principle that negative beings count upon, for it makes their targets easy to feed upon and control.
When opposite polarities interact, problems can occur if the positive being treats the negative being as though it were positive. Rather than simply behaving “nicely”, being inclined toward STO means not feeding STS; being positive means not feeding negative. No matter your polarity, the only way a negative being will learn is through resistance against its manipulations or attacks, on your part.
If you were of negative polarity, you would often take the initiative to attack another less powerful negative being, but if you were positive, you would only act in self-defense and never actively provoke anything, merely respond if your response was “requested” by another being through its act of aggression.
The best way for positive to interact with negative is to not feed them, to act only in response to a hostile request, to stick up for oneself if attacked, and to pick one’s battles wisely. Treating them as though they were positive only feeds them more, and burns oneself out, like the short-circuiting of two batteries incorrectly connected.
This reveals yet another ploy of the dark side, that of creating the illusion that a hostile being is just like the positive target. Matrix agents such as spiritless humans, for example, utilize the soul energies of their targets to mirror back at them their own personality and essence.
This is a method of spiritual camouflage. The target then stays open to manipulation and feeding, and since the predatory behavior of the spiritless humans often contradicts the image he maintains in the mind of the target, there will be confusion and psychological friction in the mind of the target which generates more energies to be consumed by the spiritless human.
The trick in dealing with spiritless humans is in realizing who and what they are, then adjusting one’s perceptions, emotions, and actions to reflect that new awareness. Because they are less evolved than their targets, passive protection of knowledge/awareness often works very effectively in stopping their attacks. If this does not work, then asserting one’s freewill by standing up against them and cooly putting them in their place is necessary.
“There are no limits.”
In truth, there really are no limits. But how easy is it for you to shed your present limits? Is it enough to merely think to yourself “there are no limits” and off you float above the ground as gravity, formerly a limit, no longer remains part of your reality? The fault of YCYOR is in making the phrase “there are no limits” appear more general, easily applicable and achievable than it really is.
While we exist here in physicality, there are several types of limits.
Illusory limits are those that truly do not exist, except in your mind as a consequence of your lack or suppression of awareness. These include such things as personal insecurities, false beliefs about your intellectual or physical abilities, glass ceilings, and subconscious programs.
Practical limits exist at the boundaries of your spiritual evolution. They are things you are not capable of because you have not evolved to the point where you can do them. Surpassing these limits requires spiritual evolution, often through struggle and the active use of knowledge/awareness.
Imposed limits are those placed upon you by beings with higher freewill than you. They may be aspects of your own consciousness, such as your Higher Self. These limits are mere handicaps, placed upon you so that you can exist within this reality and learn other lessons.
One such limit is the “veil of amnesia” we are born with, which prevents us from easily remembering all our other incarnations. Not knowing them, we start each life with a fresh page, keeping only our soul essence from our “last” life. This system maximizes the richness of experience and the rate of spiritual evolution. Were we to recall all our lives all the time, life would get boring very fast, and old habits would become very hard to drop.
Another imposed limit is our predominant inability to communicate telepathically or move objects with our minds. Could we do this, the world would be a much easier place in which to live. There would be no secrets, no New World Order. But we did not come to 3D earth to have such an easy life.
Earth is like a weight training room…resistance all around, the quickest way to bulk up. Too little resistance, and progress is slow. Too much resistance, and progress is impossible. The purpose of true Reality Creation is to remove unnecessary weights so that resistance is just right.
The greatest example of an imposed limit is that of physicality, including all its laws which are nicely described in the laws of physics. Negative forces abuse physics through their technology, which can result in manipulations so cunning that most people cannot even fathom their existence.
Practically speaking, then, there are indeed limits. What you must do to surpass these limits determines how objective they are. Illusory limits are mainly psychological, and getting rid of them will do wonders enough in one’s life. No limits are insurmountable, it is just that some limits are damn hard to break through.
When YCYOR says “there are no limits”, it accurately states that illusory limits are not real. However, one would be a fool to think that the phrase applies to all types of limits, that imposed or practical limits are as easily bypassed as illusory ones. Some extreme forms of YCYOR do incorporate this idea, and its followers think that reality is so much a function of their belief that they need merely believe they are invincible, and so they become it. Never mind that they lack the spiritual evolution and awareness to do so, and are attempting to violate their own Higher freewill. They think they can exist in a world without limits just by changing their 3D mind or subconsciously programming themselves through visualization or self-hypnosis. While this does work great to rid oneself of illusory limits, other limits remain.
Now, there are cases of people who can levitate, teleport, bend spoons, and so on. Mind is definitely capable of bypassing the laws of nature. We hold a contract with physicality, which states that we collectively agree to participate by its rules. Our world or imposed limits is indeed held up by self-imposed limits, but to break through these limits, one must be at the same level that one created the limit to begin with.
For example, if you impose upon yourself a limit made on the subconscious level through some trauma followed by autosuggestion, then it is on that subconscious level which the limit must be removed. If it is the Higher Self that holds the agreement with physicality, then it is the Higher Self which can break that contract. (Let the distinction be made, however, that using technology to levitate, teleport, and time travel is a way of manipulating physicality itself, not our Higher Self).
It is clearly unwise to think that you can, at a lower state of consciousness, void the limit created and imposed from a higher state of consciousness without actually going there. Going there is often the lesson of the limit in the first place. Some of these imposed limits can be forcedly surpassed through intense meditation, but it is a way of short circuiting one’s own evolution for the gain of a few new tricks. The tricks themselves are not “bad”, merely premature. When the timing is right and they are well-earned, they will be put to good use and aid one’s evolution.
Occult practitioners of the black arts try to develop their psychic faculties without a corresponding increase in beingness, which only results in their descent further into the maw of the negative hierarchy.
For all these reasons, while there are no limits as they can all be surpassed someday and somehow, due to our present physical and mental natures, we cannot break through all limits just yet. It is necessary to be aware of what limits one is truly up against, and which ones can be changed or voided.
Negative forces with lower freewill, or perhaps higher negative forces who do not wish to violate freewill but rather coerce their targets through deception for the purposes of consuming them fresh and whole, use illusory limits to the fullest extent possible.
Illusory limits are those we give power to, despite their actual nonexistence. Nonexistent limits do not violate our freewill. If we give them power and impose those limits upon ourselves, they were indeed inspired by negative forces but actually implemented by us, and thus the negative forces do not dirty their hands with our own freewill violations, for there is no violation if we imposed it upon ourselves.
Imposed limits, such as physicality, can be used against us by negative forces as well. If you are falsely accused of a crime, engineered so by clever negative forces, and are consequently jailed, what keeps you behind bars is the solidity of the walls and threat of apprehension and violence if you try to escape. In this way, despite physicality being voluntarily maintained by a higher aspect of your own consciousness, it is being used by negative forces against you.
Your Higher Self does not sit idly by, not noticing any of this. It allows it to happen to teach you a lesson. Should the case arise where negative forces attempt to physically harm you in such a way that no lesson is learned and many other future lessons would be postponed, the Higher Self can intervene and re-arrange the linear timeline so that negative forces fail. In this way, some people are protected from harm despite massive targeting by negative forces. Nevertheless, the possibility that physicality itself can be used against you is reason enough to actively use your knowledge and prepare for contingencies.
Concerning illusory limits of the subconscious nature, be aware that subconscious programs are actually surrogate motivators. This means they are passive redirectors of your will, and can in themselves open you up to undesirable probable futures. Before, it was mentioned that struggle often accompanies spiritual evolution. Struggle does not always mean pain, it simply means active application of one’s will to progress and learn. As an analogy, rock climbing can be considered a struggle, but it is still fun for many who do it as a sport. When it comes to spiritual evolution, painful struggle is actually unnecessary, while fun struggle is the ideal way to evolve.
Psychologically painful struggle happens for one main reason: the dissolution of old subconscious programs. Struggle itself is an aspect of spiritual evolution, but the pain results from having to uproot old programmed illusions that one has held near and dear all one’s life. The more programmed one is with the old ways of viewing the world, and the more inertia one has against change, the greater the pain accompanying spiritual evolution. It is not a matter of struggle versus no struggle, but painful struggle versus fun struggle.
Like a stuck rudder, programs or surrogate motivators make it difficult to get one’s “boat” traveling in the right direction. Moving forward anyway creates friction, which eventually heats and dissolves the programs, but not without causing some discomfort. Progressing without pain can only happen in two ways: either you have already evolved to the approaching level and are merely retracing your steps, or you are struggling with a fun attitude.
However, painful struggle can also be a sign that you are venturing beyond the planned boundaries of your pre-incarnational objectives and the recommendations of your Higher Self. This is most evident if you feel like you are moving against the grand flow, things are going terribly for you in life, it takes much willpower to succeed, and you must often employ negative or STS tactics to do so. Falling into STS is like sinking into quicksand. It is a struggle to stay afloat, and even more of a struggle to get out. Your painful struggles in life are always the results of errors committed or allowed by some part of you, which placed you temporarily into a negative orientation that now requires restitution.
If you are painfully struggling for any reason other than dissolving your subconscious programs or resolving karmic issues, it is very likely that you are not acting in alignment with your Higher Self. Like assembling flat-pack furniture, if you are struggling and things keep turning out horribly, you are not following the instructions.
Fun struggle is accompanied by a thrust or intense motivation, an inner glow of joy and enthusiasm, and results in a hearty satisfaction. This is the ideal way to evolve spiritually, and virtually guarantees that one is on the right path, in alignment with one’s Higher Self. When in this “flow”, events in life click into place perfectly. Once one is relatively free from negative surrogate motivators, one is following the flow of the right destiny current and can simply “let go” and have fun with life, struggling but evolving in a positive manner.
Lack of struggle is equally suspicious. Fun without challenge, without inner satisfaction, often comes from surrogate motivators influencing one’s actions and perceptions. More often than not, something like this is considered “fun” because it is a lack of “pain”, be it social, physical, or psychological pain. For example, if you are programmed with social expectations that drinking and partying are key steps in securing one’s self-worth, and that not having a bar life makes one lame and unaccepted, then one can squander away much of life in a drunken stupor, blissfully thinking all is fun with this programmed lifestyle.
Much of humanity is lost on a permanent detour off their primary intended life path, due to these surrogate motivators which have been grafted onto their minds from birth via clever programming by negative forces through media, culture, religion, and sometimes directly through abductions and mind control.
Getting rid of these grafts is the first and best action one can take in one’s quest for a limitless reality. This will accelerate one’s evolution, and soon practical limits fall away until an evolutionary state is reached that is equal to the state where such limits were imposed. Those limits then dissolve as well.
Another trap of YCYOR and the New Age paradigm has to do with “resolving issues” and “removing karmic debt” via cheap gimmicks which only give a temporary illusion that things have been fixed. They are merely patched over and ignored, all the while festering beneath an inflated “happy” persona.
Resolving karma can only happen through forgiveness that permeates deeply into one’s subconscious. It is subconscious regrets and grudges that make us choose to incarnate again with karmic life experiences to resolve them. Hypnosis is one of the few methods that can resolve karma without having to go through these experiences because this forgives the issues on the subconscious level where they reside. All karma necessitates is the learning of a lesson, not necessarily the experience of karmic events. If such lessons can be learned under hypnosis, then all the better.
Nevertheless, there are those who ignore their issues rather than confronting them, who try to act positively, think positively, but are doing nothing to get rid of their surrogate motivators via an active increase their awareness and utilization of knowledge. Rather than learning a lesson, they would rather do some meditations, “clearing” sessions, crystal work, or other methods to cover up the warning signs that those lessons must be learned. The way they try to think and act is opposite of what they are on the inside, and this conflict builds up a lot of anger and anguish. It is amazing how many people, who claim to be love and light New Agers, are actually two-faced, petty, flaky, and moping individuals. They are an example of the fact that there is no shortcut to learning.
“Evil is the absence of good.”
A rock lacks the quality of good. But it is not evil. So lacking good does not make something evil, and evil therefore is not the absence of good. Evil, characterizing the negative forces, is a force unto itself. It exists as an independent though parasitic creation, and is ultimately a product of freewill.
The sleeping half of the Creator, to which all those on the negative path are evolving, lacks any and all creativity. This is why matter itself, though conscious, has almost no freewill and is thus characterized by physical laws which allow the perfect prediction of all future states of such matter (not counting quantum effects, which arise from the interface between the conscious and sleeping halves of the Creator on a subatomic level). If it can be predicted, it can be controlled, and thus it has no freewill. The point here is to emphasize that negative forces lack creativity. This is not to say they are boring, but merely limited in what they can do. They are always one step behind positive forces, because the latter have the upper hand spiritually when it comes to metaphysical sovereignty and who gets to control whom.
The negative hierarchy, despite having its own individuality, must exploit positive beings and consume their soul energies because they themselves lack originality, creativity, and negentropy, and use the creative soul energies of positive beings (which such beings suckle from the Creator by virtue of their spiritual purity) to counteract the entropic nature of their own evolution. A clock, once wound, will wind down again unless more energy is put into the system. Negative forces need the creative energy to keep up what they are doing, otherwise they will decay.
So evil is not the absence of good because it has its own identity and freewill, though it does depend upon good for its survival because it is parasitic in nature.
YCYOR is once again faulty in inferring that since “evil is the absence of good”, evil can be negated just by putting some good in its place. An evil person simply lacks good, according to this idea, and so being good to that person and bombing him with love and light will fill him up with goodness and thus erase the evil, much like annihilating a hole in the ground by filling it with dirt. Of course, in truth evil has its own solid identity, and prefers to feed upon good, so YCYOR is the perfect mechanism allowing them to do this.
“Nothing happens to you unless you allow it.”
This is true, but the question is, which part of you allowed it? If you stand in the street and a truck is barreling toward you with no intention of stopping, what will allow it or prevent it from running you over? Is it the part of you that is reading this right now, who decides things as mundane as picking up a newspaper or making some toast, or is it the part of you considered the Higher Self? Obviously, it is something like the latter. That is, unless you have personally evolved in this body to a state identical with your Higher Self, in which case reality becomes plastic to you since then you can break the contract with physicality. And do not let YCYOR fool you into thinking you are by default functionally identical with your Higher Self, unless you can stop bullets in mid air like Neo at the end of The Matrix.
You can only allow/prevent things that have less freewill than you. And then, only with proper awareness to direct your will in the right direction. Depending on your level of evolution, these allowances or preventions can range from stopping attacks from lower negative entities, to influencing whether or not you get pulled over by a cop this weekend, or whether your car makes it through without a breakdown on a road trip. These things involve situations with elements that have less freewill than you do, and therefore you can influence them. You are directing your influences downward on the spiritual hierarchy, and that is absolutely fine by all universal laws.
While most everything that happens to you has been allowed at some level or other, there are exceptions. There exist times when, through the leverage of your ego-level freewill, you take actions yourself which mess things up. One example is suicide. If you commit suicide, the Higher Self will not reinsert you in a corrected timeline where it did not happen. It can make it more difficult to carry out, however, to get you to think twice about your decision. Examples include a gun jamming, or rope breaking, etc… In this case, it was allowed to happen, but by you personally, not your Higher Self.
When a negative entity more powerful than you attacks, this is allowed by the Higher Self because nothing negative that can harm you exists on an equal or greater level than the Higher Self. It therefore has jurisdiction and authority to control and correct all that happens beneath it, though the Higher Self has the wisdom and knowledge to do this with utmost discretion.
When an event happens, be it an attack, an accident, a synchronicity, or something pleasurable, most likely it happened for a reason. It would be wise to reflect upon possible meanings and extract the lessons as efficiently as possible. If not, the lesson may be introduced again and more unjustified pain introduced. The reason may be as simple as that an attack happened because it could. The lesson would then be to ensure than it cannot happen again.
The preceding half of this article listed and described the faults of YCYOR. Numerous as these faults are, the idea of “reality creation” is based upon much truth. One must be careful not to throw out the baby with the bathwater, to discard the facts because of errors in their interpretation.
Just because YCYOR is dangerous, not all variations of reality creation are necessarily false. It does not mean that reality is so objective that our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs have no effect upon it, that reality is nothing more than harsh struggle for survival by tooth and claw. Manifestation and requesting are real tools available to you, that if used properly and wisely, can make your life as easy as it should be.
What it all comes down to is the following:
You incarnate in this life to learn a certain set of pre-arranged lessons. Through synchronicity, your Higher Self guides the flow of your life on an archetypal level to introduce these lessons when you are ready to learn them. It is up to you, via your freewill, to determine how you turn these archetypal scripts into concrete experiences. You choose how you learn your lessons, the easy way based on awareness, or the hard way based on ignorance.
Under ideal circumstances, you always learn these lessons the easiest way, which is a way most closely aligned with the mindset of the Higher Self, a virtuous spiritual position endowed with awareness and discernment.
But there is much possibility for going astray. Because you have freewill, you can commit “errors”. Even worse, negative forces exist to trick and manipulate you into straying as far from your life path as possible. There is no wrong path through life, as all lead to you learning the same lessons in the end. Nevertheless, the farther you stray from the easiest path, the more lengthy, convoluted, and painful the path toward learning that particular lesson.
Thus, for every given lesson, you choose the degree of painful suffering necessary to learn it. If you choose with discernment, no suffering is necessary.
The more ignorant you are, the more painful your struggle. Pain, anguish, and suffering out of ignorance are what negative forces feed upon. They have a vested interest in manipulating you into making ignorant choices. Instead of going home on a clear and straight highway, they trick you into taking a long detour with many tollbooths along the way.
The proper use of manifestation and requesting is to help you learn your lessons as easily as possible. Because learning lessons is all that matters, there is no virtue in choosing the most painful struggle toward achieving them. That is actually a sign of ignorance. Ideally, learning them should be fun, and if you are aware and make good use of what knowledge you have attained, learning will indeed be fun.
Not all lessons must be experienced with pain, because it is obvious that clever people can learn from the mistakes of others. This arises from the concept that, in truth, we are all “one” on a fundamental soul level, and learning from the mistakes of others is an action that illustrates one’s correct understanding of this principle. Always having to experience something negative for oneself is a sign that one is separate, alone, and more individuated than one truly is. The price of that ignorance is having to suffer through a painful experience. Experience is a means to an end of learning a lesson. Those who make experience the end goal are going down the negative path.
There are two ways to end the pain of an unnecessarily arduous path. One either fights to get back on track (such as completing karmic issues or eradicating subconscious programs), or one ignores the pain and continues on the detour thinking all is fine. The latter path is one advocated by YCYOR, where serious problems are ignored rather than confronted and overcome.
If you have made a bad choice in life and are presently painfully struggling because of this choice, the only thing you can do is stop straying even more; you must grit your teeth and gradually move forward in the right direction. It may be difficult to do so, but going forward with a commitment to awareness and discernment is the only permanent solution.
Those on the negative path are ones who have chosen the detour, the path of separation, and have accepted the resulting struggle as a way of life. Rather than getting back on track, they toughen themselves to face the pain, and make an industry out of pulling other beings off track and into the wilderness to be fed upon. Their subjectivity fools them into thinking that their fantasy interpretations of reality are objective.
Manifestation and requesting are methods at your disposal to help you stay on smooth road, or to help you to return if you have strayed. Once you are on that road, you must still move forward. Manifesting and requesting are auxiliary methods to accompany the main thrust of your existence which consists of actively using knowledge to evolve and gather more knowledge, to change your environment which helps other beings evolve as well. Manifestation and requesting cannot be relied upon alone, but they should also not be abandoned.
Continue to Part II