There is so much more to the understanding within the phrase "Our beliefs create our reality," but this is the best "starting" point!
What becomes difficult is when you have what you might consider a traumatic experience... for it is hard to accept FULL responsibility for ALL of one's own creation and experience. For example... our little boy kitty, High Jinx, just recently lived up to his name and escaped our house (on monday) thru a loose screen he pushed thru... and has not been seen or heard from in four days now! :-(
What "belief" created this reality?
And what "belief" will bring him home?
I've heard it said that DOUBT is the limiting factor to our creative expressions... that without a single hint of doubt, anything is possible! So I asked my wife the other day... "Do you think it is possible to eliminate ALL doubt?" She answered, "I don't know." (AKA: doubt)
If only I could snap my fingers and my kitty would appear... wouldn't that be wonderful? But I don't believe I can do this, now, do I? For I have doubt that it will not happen... so i ask: Why oh why do we plague ourselves with this thing called doubt?
Yet, even still, the phrase IS true... we DO create our reality! Here is an excerpt of information that I quite enjoyed from Elias...
"Individuals that you may view or that may view themselves as creating negative situations within their focus, or blocking, or creating uncomfortable lifestyles, or whatever you view as negative within physical focus, do not realize how creative they are, for they are creatively accomplishing the situation quite efficiently! Let me allow you an example of an individual who views their life to be in ruin. Everything is going wrong, as they will express. They are always “messing it up.” They cannot seem to connect within a relationship, they cannot seem to focus within employment, they cannot seem to “fit in,” and they are always miserable. Therefore, they view that they have done a very bad job at creating. Incorrect! They have done a perfectly excellent job of creating, for they have created exactly what they wished to create, perfectly! (Grinning) Therefore, their expression is not negative, for they have excellently created the situation of being miserable, this being quite an inventive and creative and imaginative accomplishment! They will not view this in this way, but, in actuality, there is not right or wrong, or good or bad. There is only differences in creating!
An individual who is unhappy for they have created a situation of poverty, and are walking through their focus very distressed and downhearted for they are wishing not to be poor and hating those who are wealthy, has in actuality created equally as efficiently and perfectly, their focus, as the individual who is wealthy; and if they are truly not wishing to continue within the situation that they are not happy with, they may change this in a moment, this being where their belief systems become involved, that they do not believe that they may change these things. They also incorporate these types of belief systems even stronger, for they reinforce the situation that they have created so artfully to begin with. Now, I am not expressing to you that if an individual has created a situation within their focus of misery, that you should be indifferent to this. I am only expressing the reality that these individuals do create their own reality, and have accomplished this quite efficiently and also creatively." ~Elias
NOW... as for your clothes... I'm not sure what bleach does to clothes, but I have been told it whitens clothes... in truth it really all depends on if you view the clothes to be whiter when you pull them out of the laundry... then you may thank bleach, or you may thank yourself if they are! ;-)
Well, I guess I spoke too soon, about snapping my finger... because our kitty came home this morning!!! =D
Answered By: the chameleon - 7/23/2009