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The Universe operates according to set laws and the co-creators need to be aware of those laws if they are to be successful in their efforts to consciously create their own reality.  Keep you in mind; you are constantly creating your reality now albeit on an unconscious level.  If you want to know what you think about the most, what you are emotional about and what you believe in strongly all you need to do is look at your life.  Your currently reality is merely a reflection of what is occurring in your mind.

Visualization is a key in creating your own reality.  If you think that you cannot visualize you are mistaken since the world you see is the result of your visualization.  The Universe is very literal.  It does not judge your desires.  It will create what you hold in your mind, thoughts and emotions.  It should be stated clearly from the outset; you cannot create negative thoughts or send negative thoughts to someone.  All that happens in that situation is that you pollute your own mind and affect only yourself and your perception on the world.  There is more that could be said here but it is not worth the energy to do so.

Visualization is more than just seeing what you want in your mind.  It is not a flat image like on a TV screen but rather it contains all the dimensions and the physical and emotional senses.  In a way it is a hologram in which you must be an active participant if you are to achieve maximum success.  Most people start off on the wrong foot when it comes to visualization.  They start with the premise “I want.”  Like I said, the Universe is very literal and so it will give you all the “wanting” you can handle.  Any verb that follows “I” is very powerful and it is the key message to the Universe.  Therefore, if you say, “I want more money,” this is interpreted by the Universe as you “want” to keep wanting more money.  What you get is merely “wanting” and basically no money.  This holds true for phrases like “I need, I wish, I hope,” etc.  All you will manifest is “needing, wishing and hoping” in ample abundance. 

Starting visualization with the mindset of “I need” is a false premise.  Basically you are stating that there is something you do not have and you want the Universe to correct the situation.  Here is a key; there is nothing that you do not have.  Since all things are made of energy, there is an unlimited supply of energy in the Universe-truly, there is no shortage.  When you tell the Universe you do not have something that is the message it receives and it acts accordingly by giving you “not having.”  All things already exist in potential and your goal is to bring that energy into manifestation in your life.  All that you could ever want or desire exists and is merely waiting for you to bring it into your life.  When you tell the Universe “I have financial abundance, perfect health, a great personal relationship, spiritual enlightenment, and a wonderful and joyous life,” then you set the Universe in motion and it ensures that what you “have” in your mind is brought into physical reality.  It is not that seeing is believing it is rather believing is seeing.  Better yet, knowing is receiving.

Knowing that you have what you desire sets up a different and receptive mental state.  Now is the time to act “as if.”  In your mind you add dimension and emotion to that which you have mentally created.  If it is a home improvement you desire, in your mind you see yourself in the added room along with all of the decorations, furnishings, smells and activities you will do there.  See other family members in the room and play out in your mind conversations and others things you will do in that added space.  Make it real.  Pick the colors of the walls and see yourself hanging the paintings and then just feel good that what you created mentally is now real.  Do not be concerned how this becomes reality and always keep the vision on the present tense.  I have, not I will have.  The word “will” implies future and like I said, the Universe is literal and that future will always remain in the future until you accept your vision in the now. 

Do not second guess how your vision will occur.  Many fail at this stage.  They try to prescribe to the Universe how it should materialize the vision.  I knew a person who once tried to manifest the “money” for her perfect new car.  She kept failing.  She was telling the Universe that the only way she could get the new car was to get money.  After some consultation she decided not to “tell” the Universe but rather to let the Universe do its own thing.  She began to visualize the car and her in it-period.  A very short time later she was left the exact car, down to the red color by a relative that could no longer drive.  The relative was going to sell the car but decided to give it to her niece instead-at no cost.  When you try to prescribe the means you actually close doors and oftentimes block the Universe from manifesting your vision.  Do not get caught in the mental trap of “I want it and this is how it must come.”  The Universe is very resourceful.

There is another key step in this process and I would refer you to my other article, “The Power of Gratitude” posted on Gather.  Now that you “have,” be grateful.  Let the Universe know that you appreciate the gift and are thankful for a Universe that is waiting and ready to meet all of your desires.  Keep in mind that the Universe is not seeking gratitude, it really seeks nothing.  But when you set up in your mind the attitude of gratitude you make the manifestation your vision real to you.  One rarely gives thanks for something they have not received.

If you want to decorate your fridge with picture and post sayings of gratitude that is all wonderful and they are reminders of what you have received.  But, when your vision becomes clear do dwell on it too long.  If you keep adjusting your thoughts and worrying about your vision you are giving the Universe the impression that you are either not done with the creative process or that you do not really “know” that it “has” happened.

More on this later!


We live and breathe and have our existence in a sea of energy that is shaped, molded and manifest through conscious thought.  All that exists is thought made manifest.  To the ancient mystics, this was called the tapestry of life.  In modern times it is the string theory of quantum physics.  Remember, there is no lack of energy in the Universe.

DO NOT give any attention to things that you do not want in your life.  All that does is to feed energy into that which you do not desire.  Do not adopt the attitude that there is no way that you can have what you desire simply because you do not see how it can come about.  If the Universe can create stars, planets and life it is quite capable of creating a more positive situation for your life.  Actually, the Universe can only create positive situations, it is we who do not see or interpret clearly.  Even if you think you only have little of what life seems to offer, it is necessary to be thankful for what you do have.  This begins to put into motion the idea that what you have, you enjoy and the Universe will respond with more of what makes you happy.  So if you seem to have a lack of funds, be thankful for what you do have and let the Universe know that it pleases you to have money in the bank.  This opens the door to more.  But if you constantly bemoan the fact that you cannot pay a bill, then that is where you are putting your mental energy and the Universe responds by adding to that energy.  The Universe merely follows your flow of mental energy and adds to it.  It makes no judgment about what you think about, it merely follows the flow of your thoughts and assumes that because you are filling that thought with your emotional energy, then it must be something you desire.

Once you have formed the picture of what you have (remember, you have everything-you just want to manifest it), do NOT dwell on the image.  If you keep changing your ideas then the Universe is given the impression that you have not finished your mental creation and so it will wait until you are done.  However, there is more that you can do to reinforce your mental creation.  For the sake of argument, say you are seeking a new or more positive relationship.  You have imagined (Imaged) your perfect partner.  What you can now do is a little daydreaming.  Picture what you and your new partner will be doing.  See yourself and your partner going out to dinner, attending a play or concert, taking a drive or spending a quiet moment together.  What are you going to talk about with your new mate?  How will you spend your evenings?  What clothes is he or she wearing?  In this daydream you do not alter the image; rather, you give it life and solidity.  Fill it with conversation, laughter, emotion and a sense of joy and gratitude that all that you sought is real and now in your life.  Do not make this a future event; see it in the now for now is all that there is.

This bringing to life of your image is often overlooked.  If a car is your desire then see you self in it and going places.  If it is better health, then see yourself doing what you desire in a state of wholeness.  If is enlighten you seek, feel the presence of revelation, higher knowledge and understanding flowing through every fiber of your being.  Want to help world peace, then do not see the world at hour but rather focus upon a vision of the world filled with understanding and brotherly love.  As you focus upon these energies they are drawn into your world by the Law of Attraction.  Remember, you cannot change the lives of others and impose your will upon others.  We are each responsible for our own reality.  Hut by drawing in the energies you desire you do have an effect upon others.  Remember, the Universe is a tapestry and all of the threads are connected.  As you re-create your part of the picture, the entire mosaic begins to take on a new and more positive appearance.  Align yourself with positive thoughts and the world will follow your example.

Breathe life into your images and fill them with emotion, passion and life.  See, feel, taste and hear your creation into existence.  One last word of caution; do not fanaticize.  While there are no limits except what we limit in our minds, there are laws that you cannot alter, at least on this plane and in this place.  You will not be able to sprout wings and fly, at least not physically.  If you have no singing voice at all but want to be a big rock star, then be prepared to take music lessons.  If you do not know how to turn on a computer you will not wake up a webmaster.  The Universe may provide you with the means and opportunities to manifest some of these desires, but you until you achieve a higher level of spiritual mastership it is probably best to keep your desires in the realm of possibility.  While all things are possible, not all things are probable.  In the words of the great master, Jesus, “Did I not say ye are gods?”


In a polite society we say "thank you" after we receive a gift.  While that is nice, it not exactly the way the Universe works.  Many falter in the manifestation process because they believe that they do not already have what they want.  After all, if you cannot see it or touch it, it is not there-right?  Wrong!!!!!!!!!!Everything and anything that you could possibly want or desire is all around you.  It is in the form of energy-waiting to be shaped and brought into the physical world by the creative process of the mind.

            Thoughts are things and all things are made of energy-physics 101.  Nothing exists in the world that was not first thought about.  A chair, a house, a plane, a computer, etc. are merely thoughts that have become manifest.   I would go so far as to say that even you and all of the infinite manifestations of life exists because of the first thought-the prime mover-the creative consciousness behind all of existence. 

When we say that we do not have something, we close the cosmic door.  We are telling the Universe "I DO NOT HAVE" and the Universe grants your desire and "YOU DO NOT HAVE." It is said, "seek, and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened."  Unfortunately most people think this merely means that if you seek spiritual salvation, you will find it.  However, these words are a basic Law of the Universe.  In essence the law says that if you seek something, you will find it.  It also says that what you have found is what you have sought.  If you knock, a door will be opened, or the doors that have opened are the ones upon which you have knocked. 

This puts life squarely upon your shoulders.  What you have gotten is what you have sought.  "But," you say, "I did not seek disease, poverty, financial lack, poverty, loneliness or general misery."  Sorry, on some level you either consciously did or you unconsciously accepted these conditions because someone convinced you that is all you will ever get out of life.  Someone gives you a canvass and some paints and you say, "What good is this?  There is no picture on the canvass.  It is blank."  You are told to draw a picture and you balk because you are convinced that you are not an artist.  As a result, other people use the paints to draw what they want.  Now you are stuck with a picture you do not like.

 Your world is the canvass and the paints are your mind seeking to create a beautiful picture.  Because you are told that you cannot draw, you let others do it-you let others paint your world-create your world.

Now you sit, displeased with the picture but unwilling to change it because you are convinced that only others can paint.  What does this have to do with gratitude?  Because you do not feel that you can paint, you do not feel any level of thankfulness for the pictures others have drawn for you.  You really wanted a picture of a beautiful house in the country but someone draws a run down apartment.  Why should you be thankful, the picture is not what you want? Well, you shouldn't be thankful for something you don't want.

Only you can draw what you really desire.  But, thinking your desires out of reach you fail to pick up the brushes-even though you have an endless supply of blank canvasses. A blank canvass is all things-in potential.  Literally, anything imagined can be placed upon it.  The reason it is not a picture of a nice house, or a good job or a wonderful relationship is because you refuse to draw your own picture.   We convince ourselves that if we do not have it, there is no use in drawing it.

The fact of the matter is that you do have whatever IT may be.  The canvass is all things; merely waiting your brush stokes to make it real.  When you say that you have nothing to be thankful for, you are saying that the canvass can never have the picture you desire.  You close the door without even trying to open it.  You see the canvass as blank, but it can be whatever you desire it to be.

Giving thanks means that you have already received something.  When you give thanks to the Universe for all that you could possibly desire, you are saying that you have received all that you could possibly desire.  You give form and then substance to the energy that exists everywhere and by law, these things must manifest.  If you say that the picture on the canvass is a new house, it cannot be a run down apartment-the panting can only be what is put on it. 

It is only hard to give thanks for what you think you do not have because that is your conditioning.  You can't paint?  Not true-the world you have, you have painted.  When you begin to accept the fact that you are the artist of your own life, you will begin to realize that all of those blank canvasses await your secret desires to be drawn by your creative mind.

Give thanks for all that you desire.  They already exist in potential-it is up to you to make them real.  TELL the Universe what you want and tell the Universe you are thankful that it has given you an unlimited supply of paint.  Do not close the door of life by saying no thank you.  "The purpose of life is to enjoy every minute of it."



Wisdom is based on questioning everything. Accept no one's word; accept no book or other writing as true until it squares with your own personal experience. When you are hypnotized by your own beliefs, you will not question them, and will never gain wisdom in that area.
Father Eli (1916-1983)
Scottish & Cherokee
Now Enters the Month of PISCES      
Written by Misty-Eve   
Tuesday, 19 February 2008

PiscesPISCES: February 19th - March 20th
Divine Influence: “I BELIEVE”

Message = "To say "I believe" is to say "I don't know"

Key Word = Unity
Element = Water
Quality = Mutable Sign

2 Ruling Planets = Jupiter and Neptune
*  The command of Jupiter = " Be Kind "  
*  The message of Neptune = " Sh-h! Listen! The Gods are calling! "  
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In the words of Ogden Nash: "Only the game fish swims upstream.  The sensible fish swims down."  Pisces is both of them at once - two identical fish, inextricably bound together - and going in opposite directions. Two fish in bondage to one another and going, or trying to go, two ways at the same time. It is a neat trick if you can do it, but it is not often done well.

In the Piscean Age, the Way to Perfection lay in the message of the gentle Jesus of Nazareth with his exhortations to be a believer. The Piscean Age of BELIEF is still a predominant theme in many of the world's religions and philosophies. But the Age of Aquarius has dawned, and "the times they are a’changing" as we make the transition into the Age of KNOWLEDGE. These two exhortations are linked for us in the Message of Pisces: "To say 'I believe' is to say 'I don't know’."

When we don't know about something, we must fall back on belief. Conversely, when we rely on belief, we are only acknowledging that we really don't know. Believing is still very much a part of our cultural mindset. Most people still operate on the basis that whatever they hear or whatever is said to them they are required, or at least expected, to believe. We are finding it harder and harder to believe all these things which we are told, and yet we know how dynamic believing can be.

Belief is a useful tool BUT we are becoming aware that what we believe determines our hang-ups. In our pursuit of wisdom, we are trying to get rid of our hang-ups.

Therefore, while still a believer in many senses, let us always keep in mind that believing is NOT knowing, and that to become WISE one must KNOW, not BELIEVE. The Age of Pisces is now in the past.

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UNITY: KEY To Understanding PISCES

The Piscean symbol of two fish going in two different directions at once symbolizes the Piscean's typical lack of unity. Piscean people never seem to be quite in unity, either with themselves or with others. This, then, is the big lesson for Pisceans. A phrase found within the Piscean religion is the importance of gaining atonement, which means "at-one-ment" , or unity. When this important lesson is learned, it can help resolve the problem of being in opposition with one's own nature -- that opposition which has Pisceans trying to go two ways at once, but bound and unable to do so.

Unity arises from the sharing of goals, among other things, and even the Piscean can stop swimming both upstream and downstream when the value of sharing is finally seen. The strength of this sign can be found within the native tendency of fish to understand the value of "schooling" with other brothers and sisters, heading in a common direction, sharing a common striving for a common goal. We are enjoined by the Key word of Pisces to come together with our eyes on a set of common goals. Together with all the Children of the New Age, we shall learn to see the Star of Wisdom, keep it as our goal, and in UNITY move together toward it.
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True to it’s dual nature, Pisces is a month that has two ruling planets.

•    The command of Jupiter: "Be Kind!" This is a message that many of us forget in our outright dedication to our goals. It is far easier to be just, perseverant, and so on, than it is to be kind. Kindliness and gentleness are twins -- they go hand in hand. You never find one without the other. And along with this comes the development of wisdom. Let us always remember that in our efforts to get things done and to keep things moving forward, we must also be kind in the way that things are done.

•    Neptune's message for us is "Sh-h! Listen! The Gods are calling." Our Creator, the Unknown and Unknowable God whose face shines in the Sun calls the loudest. Along with him we can hear the harmonizing voice of the Earth Mother calling to us in her low, sweet tones. Then certain selected ones will hear the various calls of the planetary gods, according to their personal and astrological natures, and find their fulfillment in the Service of these ancient powers. Sh-h! Listen! Can you hear Them?
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For more on the lessons of Pisces see: http://druidcraft. us/astrology. htm
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By definition, a belief is something you don’t know.  When something is known, one can no longer say, “I believe”.  In order to make wise decisions and actions, we must always determine the difference between the things we KNOW, and the things we BELIEVE.

A belief may or may not be true.  But as long as we do not know it to be true, we must NOT make it part of our thinking and decision making.  The only things we know for ourselves as true are the things we have experienced for ourselves.

Anytime someone else is telling us anything, or anytime we are reading something in a book, paper, or letter, we must put it down as a belief (something we don’t know), unless we have experienced the same thing.  After all, if beliefs are something they don’t know, why are they trying to get us to “not know” also?

When a thing is known it can no longer be called a belief.  Remember that one can always tell a statement of belief from one of knowledge.  When others say “I believe”, “I think”, or “I estimate”, or similar statements they are talking about something they don’t know, and this applies to any set of beliefs, whether political, social, religious, or others.

How often do you hear those words… “I believe” or “I think”?  These words should serve as a red flag that what follows is not known to be a fact by the speaker.

Can you separate those things you believe from those things you know to be true from your own personal experience?  How good are you at catching beliefs offered as truth?

It’s worth thinking about…
~ Misty-Eve*
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“In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.”
~ Mark Twain: Autobiography, 1959

“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.”
~ Alfred Korzybski

“Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you
yourself test and judge to be true.”
~ Buddha [paraphrased]

"Truth is. Belief is not required."
~ Gerry Roston
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Toltec Wisdom

The Toltec wisdom tradition originated in southern Mexico thousands of years ago. It has reemerged in recent years through many teachers, some who consider themselves direct descendents of the ancient Toltecs. This tradition is not considered a religion, but a philosophy accessible to anyone open to its insights.

The Toltec believe that this life is a dream, and that the dream we are having, which we consider reality, is created out of our beliefs and thoughts. Therefore, it is malleable. We can change it by changing our beliefs and thoughts. Deconstructing our current view of reality and understanding how that view forms our experience of reality is the primary work involved on the Toltec path.

For example, if you grew up in a family with a history of depression or repression, the chances are your reality is very influenced by ideas that perpetuate those conditions. Many of the ideas we hold to be truth were passed on to us before we had the capacity to question them and they took hold in our consciousness by default. Once we begin to understand this, we can release thoughts and beliefs that cause suffering, knowing that they are not the truth.

You can begin this journey by examining the set of beliefs under which you currently operate. Notice if any of them make you feel restricted, unhappy, or depressed. This is your intuition telling you that something is not right. Question those beliefs. Trust your innate ability to know the truth when you see it.

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