Anything Is Possible
“Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it"
~ George Bernard Shaw (?) ~ Confucius (?)
There is no clear indicator as to the true source of the above quote. Some believe that it came from a Chicago newspaper in 1903: “Things move along so rapidly nowadays that people saying, ‘It can’t be done,’ are always being interrupted by somebody doing it.”
What this seems to suggest, is that it always has been thus… that there have always been those who believe in the possibility of ‘something else’… and those who don’t.
The only thing perpetuating your experience, and the experience of your collective friends, family, neighbours, town, province, country (on and on), is the collective agreement that life ‘is just the way it is’. The problem is, that statement of the way it is, happens to be a lie. As famed metaphysician, Ernest Holmes, declared, “It has been written that the Truth shall make us free… provided we know the Truth…. we note that the evolution of [humanity’s] consciousness brings with it the acquisition of new powers and higher possibilities.
The ‘evolution of thought’, the realization that there is a bigger idea than the one that we are living, is what propels a greater experience. This evolution requires stepping away from our belief in ‘separation’. (I know, I know, this is hard when our senses are declaring the opposite). Even though you are ‘over there’, while I am ‘here’, the evidence of connection is everywhere. When we focus on this Oneness as our definition of the world, anything is possible.
I am working on limiting beliefs of my own.
One, in particular, rubs against my value of ‘optimism’. The trickster of ‘separation’ says there are positive and negative attitudes. Although the truth is that ‘values’ have nothing to do with polarities, I have tended to put my understanding in the same category… as if there is the possibility of opposites in values. (Sub-note: Values are guiding principles of life, not moral judgement wars to be battled). My challenge, then, is to invite an expansion of my thoughts into a greater idea of inclusion. So then I think, “What if optimism is comprised of both what I have tended to name positive and what I have named negative?” Life just is, and sure, there are situations in life that I prefer over others, but that doesn’t require me to categorize them into subsections of dualistic experiences, like “good and bad”.
“The Universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To It, all things are possible. To us, as much is possible as we can conceive of…. Should all the wisdom of the Universe be poured over us, we should yet receive only that which we are ready to understand”. (Thank you, Ernest Holmes, for your wisdom).
I aspire to expand my awareness of what ‘an Infinite Reality of Oneness’ actually means. I want to understand more deeply. I don’t just want to pay it lip service. Rather, it is my desire to embrace, and to live my life from this Principle. How I treat you can’t help but affect me. What I do, in every way, ripples out into the world and back again. We are One.
“There is One Limitless Life, which returns to the thinker exactly what they think into It. One! One! One! ‘In all, over all, and through all.’ Talk, live, act, believe and know that you are a centre in this ‘One"‘. All the Power there is, all the Presence there is, all the Love there is, all the Peace there is, and all the Good there is, is Omnipresent. Consequently, the Infinite is in and through humanity, and is in and through everything. ‘Act as though I am, and I will be’.” … Go, Ernest!
There is a reason I continue to dive into spiritual literature (even the tougher reads). Great thinkers of our world have great ideas that propel us into greater experiences. I don’t need to reinvent the wheel. I can stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before me, and leap even higher. They have done the footwork and prepared the way for each one of us to grow into a greater expression of Life.
This is what the world needs now: For you and me to accept our divinity, to embrace our connection with everything, and to accept a life that is flourishing… ‘through wellness, self-expression and empowerment’.
Since we are dealing with that which is Limitless (knowing no ‘big’, and no ‘little’), the possibility of our demonstration rests not in the Principle itself, but in our acknowledgment and embodiment of it, so that the ideas of what we desire are experienced!
“We are surrounded by an Infinite Possibility!” ‘Believing only in ‘appearances’ as they are, limits the future possibilities of [humanity] to the uses we have already made of Life, and thus circumscribes the Infinite. Hence, we are told to judge ‘righteously’, and not by appearances’.
“Infinite and immutable as the Law is, ever-present and available as It must be (the potential possibility of all human probability), It must flow through us, in order to manifest for us”.
What I want for you, and for me, is for each of us to awaken to our individual inspirations and to know that, when we do so, we create a synergy beyond our reckoning. Trust this. Find that inner voice, and listen. Dream. Believe. Trust. Step into the life that is calling to you.
I can’t wait to see the new world we create from this place together.
~ First, make a list of at least 10 things you are grateful for. (Next, make an even bigger list of gratitude… one that doesn’t end). ~ Dream. Dream BIG! What 5 ideas/ideals do you have that are way outside of your experience as of today? ~ Write those ideas down. ~ Take one step this week in the direction of one of your big ideas.