Your Word is Law

Each of us has the ability to play the game of life with balance, harmony and joy. But we need to

know the rules and the principles. What we want to do here is to work on recognizing, remembering,

and using the principles to improve the quality of our lives. Life works according to principle and

physical law. If it didn’t, you couldn’t fly an airplane, because there would be no gravity, there

would be no such thing as electricity, and one plus one would not equal two. The laws of universe

must be totally dependable. Universal law is not only dependable, but also unchangeable. You can

depend on it and it will work every time. In essence, the universe will never let you down. It doesn’t

care how old you are, how young you are, how short, how fat, how skinny, your religion, your

nationality or whether you are male or a female. The power, the force, or the energy is neutral

and we direct it through our own ideas and beliefs. What we are saying is that your word is

the law in the universe, but you need to know these laws. Without an understanding of the laws,

through ignorance, you cannot create what you want. The fundamental law to which

all other laws conform is the law of cause and effect. The law of cause and effect says that

effect or result of any situation must be equal to the cause. The cause is always an idea or

belief. Another way of describing the law of cause and effect is the example of sowing and reaping,

or action and reaction, or put in a modern-day context, my ideas are created into my results. The law

of cause and effect is impersonal, just like sunshine. If you are standing in the sun you receive

the warmth and healing benefits of the sun’s rays. If you are standing in the shade, it seems

like the sun isn’t shining on you. But who moved you into the shade? Who moved you into the

darkness? The truth is we are in darkness because of our ignorance.  I repeat, the law of cause

and effect is impersonal. This is why we can see so many people who are basically good, have so

many problems and disasters in their lives. Somewhere in their life that person has misused or

misunderstood the law. It doesn’t mean that he or she is bad. It doesn’t mean the he or she

isn’t a loving person. It means that through ignorance or misunderstanding, that person

has misused the law. This can be applied to any natural law. For instance, aerodynamics or gravity

will not kill you, but a misunderstanding of its function will, even if you are a kind, loving positive

person. The universe is like a river. The river keeps on flowing. It doesn’t care whether you are

happy or sad, good or bad; it just keeps flowing. Some people go down to the river and they cry.

Some people go down to the river and they are happy, but the river doesn’t care; it just keeps flowing.

We can use it and enjoy it or we can jump in and drown. The river just keeps flowing because it is

impersonal, and so it is with the universe. The universe that we live in can support us or destroy us.

It’s our interpretation and use of the laws that determine our effects or results. We can only receive

what our minds are capable of excepting. We can go to the river of life with a teaspoon, and someone

else may go with a cup, someone else may go with a bucket, and yet another person may go with a

barrel, but the abundance of the river is always there and waiting. Our consciousness, our ideas,

our frame of reference and our belief system determine whether we go to the river of life with a

teaspoon, a cup, a bucket or a barrel. If we are impoverished in our thinking and have gone to the

river of life only with a teaspoon, we may curse the little we have in our teaspoon. We may curse

others who have more than we do, but remember – whatever we curse in effect will curse us.

The river is there, and it’s overflowing with abundance. We can come to the river of life with a

teaspoon, a bucket or a barrel anytime we want to. What we take from the river of life is up to

us. The only limitation is in our own mind. The truth is we can have anything we want if we’ll give

up the belief that we can’t have it. It’s as simple as that. All our experiences have led us to

believe certain things about ourselves. Whether these believes are true or not, really doesn’t

matter, because if we accept them as true, then they are true for us. If we speak our word long

enough, it becomes law in the universe. Pronounce your limitations vigorously enough and they

are yours, whether your beliefs are true or totally insane, if you accept them, then that’s what

your life will be about. Once we have accepted an idea, it’s an idea whose time has come and

there is nothing that can stop it. If we have accepted an idea of lack and limitation, it is an idea

whose time has come for us. There is nothing that we can do about it, except to change our mind.

If you plant a seed it is going to grow, if you plant a tomato you will have a tomato. The tomato

won’t change its mind and become a cucumber because it thinks a cucumber is better for you.

The soil will give you tomatoes as long as you keep planting them, even if you are allergic to

tomatoes. Look at the beliefs that form the groundwork of your life. We are full of beliefs that

we have collected over the years; attitudes, ideas, opinions and conditioning. And we are so

full of what we know that when challenged, we dig in our heels and often think, “Don’t tell me

anything new. I have my beliefs together and how dare you try to change them. This is what

I have based my whole life on. Now you are telling me I could be wrong. I don’t want to hear

that.” So, we live with a set of beliefs called religion, a set of beliefs called politics, a set of beliefs

about ourselves, a set of beliefs about the kind of people that we like or don’t like and a set of beliefs

about everything else. Many of the things that we believe garnered from the past experience,

groups of people and individuals are not true, but they are the things that we have imagined to be

true out of our need to survive. Because the will to survive and the desire for order are strong, we

create rules about the nature of life and how it unfolds, and these rules become beliefs. Unfortunately

those beliefs can also become limitations. The fact of the matter is, we can only be successful to the

degree that we are willing to shed our mistaken beliefs. When we experience sickness, failure, or lack,

it is often because of the limitations in our own mind. The sad thing is, even though we know our lives

aren’t working in certain areas, we are still afraid to change. We are locked into our comfort zone, no

matter how self-destructive it may be. Yet, the only way to get out of our comfort zone and to be free

of our problems and limitations is to get uncomfortable. We can only experience freedom in direct

proportion to the amount of truth that we are willing to accept without running away. We must

stop kidding ourselves, stop blaming others, and stop avoiding unpleasant decisions and start

facing the truth that we may have accepted unworkable beliefs that are the direct cause of the events

in our lives. It is not the question of going from negative thinking to positive thinking. It is the matter

of moving toward right thinking. Which means moving toward knowing the absolute truth about

who we are and our relationship to life. Right thinking which is based in truth and not illusion is the

foundation that determines the solidity of all other thinking. Positive thinking and negative thinking

are both filtered through our belief system. Right thinking comes from being aware of the truth

or the reality of any situation. Always seek to know the truth about any situation in which you are

involved. Look behind your present belief system and ask your higher self, “What is the truth about

this?” your higher self will always reveal the truth to you if you are ready to hear it. When you act

upon that truth, you are using right thinking. It’s not the matter of being positive or negative, but

simply being yourself. And when you are yourself,  which means you are allowing your higher self to

reveal the truth, every situation you are involved in will resolve itself perfectly. This might sound

magical, but it is only the law of cause and effect in action. Of the terms at the describe man’s

difficulty, the term self defeating is perhaps the most accurate. The aim of all great teachers was to

awaken men and women to their self defeating behavior. People say they want to grow up as soon as

life’s responsibilities but most of the time what they really want to do is remain a child. They are not

willing to change, instead they give reasons or excuses as to why they can’t, be, do or have, what

they want. The way out of this is to start by eliminating excuses. If we believe that someone or

something outside ourselves is the cause of our problems we will always look outside of ourselves

for the solution. In order to find the true answers to our problems, we must begin by looking at

ourselves in a new way, which will cause us to see people and events in a new way. The outer world is

in many ways a reproduction of our inner world. Realize this, how many troubled people do you

know who have not given the slightest attention to this fact? No amount of determination, no

amount of willpower, inspiration or motivation will solve our problems if we look outside of ourselves

for the answer. The mind attracts whatever is familiar to itself. The frighten mind attracts frightening

experiences. A confused mind attracts more confusion. This phenomenon is the principle by

which animals are attracted to their own kind. The subconscious mind which is the prover will

always prove that you are right. If you believe that you can’t be, do or have something, you will

create the circumstances and find the people to prove that you can’t. For example, thinking that you

are a fat person will keep you fat. You may lose weight and over ride the belief, but as soon as you

relax and you are off guard your subconscious will take over and automatically support your

belief that you are a fat person again. Remember, the job of the subconscious is to prove your

belief is correct. It functions like the automatic pilot of an airplane. If the auto pilot is set to go east

you can manually over-ride the controls and go north. But as soon as you let go the automatic pilot

which has been programmed to go east will control the plane and you will fly east. Your subconscious

does not change the reality of the world around you. It just filters the information that you present to

it in order to support your beliefs or the picture that you hold in your mind. If you believe that business

is bad, or that there are no new opportunities for your business, your subconscious will not point out

new opportunities or direct you in ways to improve your present business. This would be a

violation of the principle of mind. It will only point out problems that support your belief that things

are bad, or that there are no new opportunities. Your subconscious cannot think for itself. It will

draw to you only those things that are consistent with your deepest inner beliefs, nothing more

nothing less. If you not know this as a truth, and do not realize that you create your potential out

of your ideas, you will feel powerless to affect change. You will feel that you are the victim of people,

circumstances and conditions. If you accept yourself as powerless you will imagine that the only

way to get what you want is to get it from another person or an organization. You will look for

something or someone outside yourself to fulfill your desires. When you come to the understanding

that everything that you want can be created through your mind, through the use of right thinking

which is simply clear thinking, you come to the realization that only you can give yourself what you

want. To create what you want you have to trust the power within you. Now, when you are told to

trust the power within you, immediately you could say, “Look at the starvation. Look at the sickness,

the war and the crime in the world. You are telling me to trust the power? If this power existed,

why would it allow this to happen?” well, the truth is, it doesn’t allow anything to happen. Remember,

we said the power is neutral. It is simply the power of creation. It is the impersonal force of life. We

can use this power or life force to create anything that we want in our lives, even if we choose from

ignorance, it doesn’t matter. It will support us in our ignorance until we learn from it. The effect will

always be equal to the cause. If we are in a ditch, it means the power is supporting us in being

in a ditch if our life is immensely successful; it means that the power supports us in our success. It all

comes out of our ideas. We said earlier, that our ideas are created into our results. To put it another

way, it is done unto you as you believe, not as you want, but as you believe. There is a vast difference

between the two. When you think the universe moves, this means that when you put an idea out into

the universe, people, places and things come into your life to fulfill that idea. When we think we

actually cause things to happen. Look at what this power has done in the universe. Look all around

you and see all the marvelous creations, infinite in number. The best news of all is that same power

is within you. And, the more open, responsive and receptive we are to this power the more fulfilling

and magnificent our lives will be. If this is true, then how does the power work?

You and I are indirect users of the power, let me explain. When you started your car today, what did

you have to do? Well, you had to turn your key, which turned a small starting motor, which in turn

started the engine. The starter motor was powered by electricity. Now, what was the direct source

of that electricity? Was it the battery? No, it wasn’t. A battery is not an independent source. It has to

be charged up. Your higher self is essentially a battery within that receives its source of power or

energy from the universe. It then stores that power for you to use for the purpose of creation. In

science we have ohm’s law, which states that C equals E divided by R. C equals the amount of

electrical energy that is available for your appliance at the place where you’re going to plug it

in. for example, C equals the amount of electricity to run your toaster. The power to run the

appliance is the result of E which is the direct power source, divided by R which is the resistance the

power meets while getting there. Now, suppose the main power line coming into the building where

you live is 750,000 volts, but it comes into your house at 110 to 220 volts to run your appliances. To

do this, transformers are used on the power line to reduce the power coming into your house to make

it safe for application. This is just like the power available to you. You have the ultimate power of the

universe available to you, but it also has infinite wisdom, which might be referred to as a  transformer.

While our higher self is plugged into the ultimate power of the universe, this power also has

enough wisdom to put some transformers in between to insulate it so we don’t get too much before

we are ready for it and burn ourselves out. Now, if you wanted  to bring in more power, what would

you do? Well, You would create less resistance, and you would change the wiring to accommodate

the additional flow of power. This power is like the water in our earlier example in the sense that

a larger container is needed to carry greater quantities. You cannot expect that just because your

higher self is plugged into the ultimate power, intelligence and wisdom of the universe, that

you can just turn it on, because if you did you would blow yourself right out. So, in order to get our

lives to work, and take greater advantage of this energy, we have to build a bigger channel for creative

intelligence to flow through. To enlarge this channel we have to expand our consciousness. Expanding

our consciousness involves expanding our ideas and beliefs about ourselves and our relationship to

this power. And as we do this, we begin to experience more of this ultimate power and our ability to

create greatly increases. You and I are creative beings, and we always have the capacity to create

more. In fact, we are always creating consciously or unconsciously. By knowing who we are and the

process by which we can expand the power within, we can begin to move our creation from the

unconscious to the conscious. When we begin to create on the conscious level we can now make

choices. When we can make choices we are no longer the victim of our unconscious reactions which

are determined by our past experiences, conditioning and outmoded beliefs. If our thoughts do not

support what we want rather than trying to eliminate our negative thinking all we have to do is

center on right thinking and concentrate on the belief system at work. Right thinking is the

thinking that is based on truth, and it is right because it will support us in what we are trying to achieve.

Your higher self always knows what is best for you. All you need to do in the beginning is to know that

you want something better than you have right now. Just keep that thought. Never settle down into

self satisfaction because there is no growth without discontent. While it is important to live in the

present moment and accept “What Is”, it is also important to grow from where we are. Study your

dissatisfaction very carefully because it will tell you something about yourself. Your life is an ever-

changing canvas. What are you going to paint on it? Are you going to paint lack and limitation; because

if you do, your canvas is going to reflect lack and limitation. Have you ever gone to the circus and

noticed that the great big elephants are tied to a wooden stake with just a thin rope? Also the baby

elephants have a big chain around their legs that is tied to a long metal stake that goes deep into

the ground. This happens because the baby elephants must be chained up when they are very

tiny to keep them from trying to get away. If the stake is driven far enough into the ground and the

chain is strong enough the baby elephant won’t be able to budge. Eventually the day will come

when the baby elephant stops tugging and never again tries to pull away. Someone then replaces

the metal stake with a wooden one because they know the elephant has been conditioned to believe

that he cannot get away. By creating our own limitation through our belief system we do the same

thing. We become limited not by reality, but by reality as we perceive it to be. I once had a cat that

seemed to believe that he couldn’t jump on the high places, so he wouldn’t even try. As the cat

got older, he grew senile and simply forgot he didn’t know how to jump. One day, I came home

and the cat was sitting on the highest shelf on the bookcase. He had knocked over all the books and

art objects. You see, in the cat’s senility he forgot what he couldn’t do! What would happen if we

became senile in a positive way? We would quite possibly forget all the things that we can’t do and

just do them. Understand if your life does not work the way you want it to, it is because you have

accepted false beliefs that keep you from being all that you can be. Unfortunately, the majority of

people on this planet feel stuck. When we look at the world and see the suffering, misery and

impoverishment when we see so many well-intention people doing without, the world looks insane.

We see people giving up, believing that they have to take from others in order to have anything

for themselves. Rarely do we look within for the answer to this confusion. Rarely does the individual

really look to see what the rules of life are. So, what happens is that in our ignorance of ourselves and

of life, we hassle, fight and strain to get what we want. And it ends up not working anyway. You see,

life is a game. Some people play the game of struggle, some people play the game of sickness, some

people play the game of poverty, some people play the game of being right all the time, some

people play the game of being late. But some people play the game of happiness, abundance and

health. It just helps to understand that each individual plays a game that he or she sets up, and that

no one game is necessarily better than another. If the game was not bringing us some sort of a payoff,

we’d stop playing. Look at your own life. Try to see the secret satisfaction that you get out of not

being fully in charge of your life. What kind of secret satisfaction could there possibly be in feeling

victimized? How could anyone enjoy feeling weak, or poor or inadequate? Well, the answer is

in the payoff or pay value. For example, if you play the weak game, others will have to love you, take

care of you and protect you. It is the ultimate way to get attention. If you play the game of being

undecided all the time and let other people decide for you, then you are protected from blame if you

make a mistake. In other words, if you keep both hands tied behind you, then you can expect

someone to take care of you. In playing the helpless routine, you are actually controlling others. The

power of powerless people is remarkable. They are good at making others play the part that they

have written for them. Look at the value that you are getting out of your payoff. An example is being

sick. Look at the value you get out of being sick. You may be saying, “That is insensitive and cruel.

You don’t know what I’ve been through.” No, it’s not cruel. It’s crueler to deny it. What you are

really saying is that your disease has more power than you do to decide your destiny. The question

here is who is giving the illness such power? If you are experiencing illness just take a look at it. Don’t

pass any judgment on yourself. Just let it tell you something. Know that no matter what is going on

in your body, it begins in your mind. Illness is the body’s reaction to your mind. Since your body is a

feedback mechanism of your mind, it will always let you know what is going on in your consciousness

and an emotional level. Let your body be your teacher. It’s interesting that in our society it

is totally okay to spend fifty thousand dollars on a heart attack but what would people say if you

spent that amount of money on just having fun? They would think you were crazy, and they would

probably resent you. It seems we have our priorities mixed up. Perhaps if we spent 50,000

dollars on having fun, we wouldn’t have so many heart attacks. Think about it; having pleasure is

abnormal, but having pain is normal. Why are we waiting to be healthy, to be happy, to be

alive, to be wealthy, to start a new business, to fall in love, to communicate, to clear up

relationships we are in? Waiting is a trap, we wait for interest rates to go down, for the economy

to get better, for a person to change, for the holiday to pass, before starting a diet. But there will

always be a reason to wait. The truth is, however, that we can only have two things in life. Reasons

or results, and reasons don’t count. I knew a beautiful intelligent young woman who had

everything to live for and yet tried to kill herself several times with alcohol and drugs. Do you know

why? She always felt some quality of life to be missing, and didn’t know she could create her life

the way she wanted. Instead, she was waiting for someone to bring her happiness to her. But that

miraculous person never showed up. This desire to have other people provide our happiness

or the belief that we can provide others’ happiness accounts for an endless procession of social

schemes and organized drives for a better world. Man’s major illusion is that he can build a society

that functions on a higher psychological and spiritual level than what he presently knows. Many

people urge us to work for a better society or a better …. This is a great error. Since we cannot

create anything higher than our own level of understanding, society as a whole doesn’t get much

better. Society’s system for social change can only add a new burden on top of an old burden. Our

over whelmed mind has no idea what to do with all the social schemes thrust upon us. But

in our desperation to make things better, it forces us to try to make sense out of nonsense. The

problem is that we are trying to right the world’s wrong from the outside in. We attempt to

reform the outside world by forcing outer conditions to change. Unfortunately, this outside-in

approach is doomed to failure because we are dealing with the effect instead of the cause. We need

to remind ourselves and every individual on this planet that we can and must change the world

from the inside out. We have overwhelming proof that the outside-in approach does not work. The

long-term solution to poverty, lack and limitation lies in our ability to turn our inner potential into

reality. The only way we can truly heal the world is to heal ourselves first. We can’t look around us

for help, we have to look within. This is not a new message, but I think we need to remind

ourselves of who we are and what we are capable of. We need to take responsibility for everything

that has happened to us. Through the law of attraction, we attract either consciously or unconsciously

everything that happens to us. Whatever anyone has done to us we have participated in it, and are at

some level responsible. In essence, there are no victims, only volunteers. This is a hard pill to

swallow, but unless we accept it we cannot change things for the better. It seems we are a culture

of blamers. If your wrist watch shows the wrong time, what do you do about it? Would you ask your

neighbor to set their watch according to yours, or would you correct your watch? Unfortunately, we do

not make similar corrections when our lives are not working. Instead, we insist that reality should

conform to our illusion. Your unlimited power lies in your ability to control your thoughts. A confused

mind works in the direction of sickness, poverty, lack and limitation rather than in the direction of

abundance, health and success. If we are not creating our lives the way we want them to be, we

are creating from our unconscious. But, since life is consciousness, the most important task we have

is the development of the highest possible consciousness. We can do this by looking at the conditions

of our lives and challenging our beliefs even if our egos are threatened. Whenever we want

something in our lives we must let go of anything that is between us and that consciousness. In your

heart, you know exactly what you want, and if you listen to your intuition it will tell you. Your mind

will sell you out but your intuition never will. Your intuition is your connection with the ultimate

power. Learn to trust it. People can control you through your mind but they can never control you

through your intuition. We imagine we will lose something by following our intuition. But have

you ever taken a look at what you have lost by not following your intuition? Whatever your intuition

is telling you is what you need to hear. As you learn to trust it more and more it will reveal exactly

what you need to do at any given moment. Your life is important, it is important to you and it is

important to the rest of the people on this planet. I believe every person on this planet arrived

here with a mission. If you will listen to your intuition your purpose or your mission will be revealed

to you.

Your Word is Law

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