‘Credulity’ is a key word, an enabler, which will aid in our progress immediately.
Credulity means – willingness to believe with uncertain evidence.
Please take a moment here and bring one of your ‘beliefs’ to mind. Consider, this belief, no matter what it is, has governed your life since your acceptance of it.
Let’s take this a little further.
Did you have ANYTHING to do with the creation of that belief?
How compelling is the evidence that substantiates it?
And, can the evidence be duplicated? Does it apply to everyone, all the time? Or is it a self-fabrication that you brought into existence just because it seemed right at the time?
Many of us think of ourselves as ‘original’ in many ways, and yet practically every belief we have has been handed down to us by someone else. We have been in a venue where something happens and the situation dictates we should take some action. ‘Come forward now sons and daughters and put your faith HERE!’ And we do, just on the urging of another! Or something unusual occurs and we immediately say, ‘Look, a UFO!’
And that is usually the end of the decision making. There most likely won’t be any follow up or further examination. Those seemingly innocuous happenings were given energy and life – by You! The next day you find yourself amazingly proclaiming yourself as a Presbyterian and a believer in UFO’S.
These are noteworthy observations that can open us up, finally, to who we really are, and who we really are not.
As we know, some beliefs are based on a book, or a ‘holy’ book. If you are going to put your trust there, that book should be perfect with no flaws whatsoever, for if there are errors how will it be determined that your selected belief is not one of those mistakes?
Other beliefs are based on strange coincidences. A person is struggling or fearful and all of a sudden a flash, jolt of some kind, or imagined epiphany occurs and that becomes certain evidence for them and a solid, new belief appears. They take what happened in instances like that and structure their life as if that event had some logical reasoning behind it. If that person was a parent, would he or she convey that method of choosing a belief to his or her children?
Most beliefs are handed down from parents to their children, just more glaring examples of credulity.
So, is there a line to be drawn? A point where you say to yourself, ‘All that I am is a collection of various beliefs that I just accepted along the way.’
If you want to discover who you really are you must let go of every one of those designations that you have permitted to be ‘assigned’ to you.
Now is the time to finally say, ‘This is MY life, and I will now take complete responsibility for it.’
Another more somber way to look at this is; If you don’t start thinking for yourself, you will live your life from here on, governed by those dubious beliefs.
We are now at a juncture. For some, the desire to continue is imminent. For others, it’s time to dump out the coffee and find another blog. In between are many of you who are digesting what has been said and perhaps for the first time are questioning the beliefs you have acquired up until now. The idea of suspending all your beliefs is daunting.
This juncture is about honesty. It comes down to the fact that you have been feeding yourself lies all of your life, and you are ready to admit you can taste the poison.
What is on the line, right now, is freedom, your ‘Freedom.’ Continue living the lies or decide right now to wipe your slate clean, abandon your so called identity, and become free – from yourself.
The answers to all your questions, your personal enlightenment, will come to you as we proceed, but the answers you will be given won’t be from Kumi, from another book, nor from a friend. These new, fresh answers will be from the Infinite selected only for you. You will be the one who is responsible for their evidence, and for their creation.
That, my friend, is what this undertaking is all about. It is the creation of a personal existence, where the ‘rules’ are formed by a collaboration of you and the Infinite.
The ‘rules’ will be absolutely perfect because they will have been designed for just you.
This is where we must consider a higher power. I call it the Infinite. You can affix any name you want to it. It may exist, it may not. I am not sure. I think of it as being above, heaven-like, but it may be in your left shoe. I don’t know. No one knows. So we’ll leave it just like that; a possibility.
Coming next, will be my take on the Infinite. It may be right-on, wrong, and/or the Infinite may not exist! But, you will ultimately be the judge of it all. This is where you select your beliefs, your reality, your Life. Here is where you can form, then see, the image of your perfection, and then breathe life into it.
Come, join me. It hasn’t even started to get interesting yet.