Life is a Blank Canvas Until You Decide What You Want and Take Action
We Live in a Holographic Universe
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” — Charles R. Swindoll
Life doesn’t know what it will become until you decide and take action. It is a blank canvas that awaits you to create itself.
I know many of you find this hard to believe, but you are a powerful creator.
It may not appear that way right now because you are yet to explore your full potential. Just as a Ford Mustang comes equipped with a powerful 5.0 litre V8 engine, it’s of little use if it sits in the driveway. It should be driven at full speed to appreciate its power since that’s what it was designed for.
Power is awarded to those who develop and nurture it. We are all Alchemists, yet our tool of the trade is not metal but something more influential; our thoughts.
The late American author of The Holographic Universe, Michael Talbot believed we are living in a holographic universe or simulation, as Elon Musk believes.
In Talbot’s book, he cites the work of the late physicists David Bohm and Karl Pribram, who performed research in this area.
The important principles central to the holographic model are:
1. You are a powerful creator because you are connected to everything.
2. You are part of a single Consciousness or Universal Mind.
3. The Universal Mind is all knowing, all powerful, all creative and present everywhere at the same time.
4. The universe comprises multiverses or parallel universes.
This leads to an understanding that the universe exists on multi-dimensions, meaning reality is not as fixed as once thought. This is empowering for many reasons, least of which because it means your thoughts create your life circumstances.
If you are unaware of your unconscious beliefs and programming, you are likely to attract a future that corresponds with these thoughts.
Author Bernard Roth writes in The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life that we must find our power through action, not simply trying: “When you do, you are using power; when you try, you are using force. In life, if you want to get things done, it is much better to be powerful than to be forceful.”
Reclaim Your Power to Create New Circumstances
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius
Have you noticed how often people who experience difficulties at every turn are confused as to why these events continue to show up in their life? In some respect they are not to blame because they don’t realise they create their circumstances according to their unconscious thoughts. It is only once they reconcile them and take life into their own hands that their circumstances change.
In a recent YouTube interview, the Canadian psychology professor Dr. Jordan Peterson records an interview with the English psychiatrist, Dr. Iain McGilchrist who states that he embraces uncertainty because it contains the seed of potential for creation.
Your current life circumstances reflect who you are but not who you will become, since that is open to change based on the holographic principle. It is an evolutionary process and you mustn’t consider life is doomed if things aren’t developing as you expect. It only looks that way based on your perceptions. However, when you upgrade your thoughts, you will experience a different reality.
So, if you’re unhappy with your current conditions it’s of no use complaining. I realise it’s easy to believe something outside of you is to blame. However, this is disempowering because if you want to fix the problem, you must regain your power to create new circumstances.
For example, if you consider your parents to blame for the conditions of your life, doing so robs you of your own power to change your circumstances instead of taking ownership of it.
“In life, typically, the only one keeping a scorecard of your successes and failures is you, and there are ample opportunities to learn the lessons you need to learn, even if you didn’t get it right the first — or fifth — time,” writes Bernard Roth.
The key is to become a conscious creator while making peace with the past, to integrate it into the wholeness of your being. That means, every unpleasant event is reconciled to see the perfection of your life’s narrative. That way, you create a new story for your upcoming future.
Decide on What You Want and Why You Want It
“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” — John C. Maxwell
Life is miraculous because each day you start with a blank canvas and create your future anew. Through your moment to moment experience, you create the next moment which comes together to form your future.
If you are unconscious to the creative process, you relinquish your power to the mercy of life. Evidently, what shows up may not be in accordance with what you might choose.
That’s why it’s important to get clear on what you want and take purposeful action to create those circumstances. Those amongst us considered successful have a clear vision of their life.
They are purposeful beings who create reality according to their highest values and beliefs. Their life is an expansion of what they hold in mind and nurture daily.
Bernard Roth explains: “Who am I? What do I want? What is my purpose? Ask yourself each of these questions repeatedly and respond with whatever comes to mind.”
You have access to this same intelligence, it’s just a matter of harnessing it long enough to create what you wish to experience. I often say: it’s an inside-out job. Meaning, you must get clear on your blueprint for life first before it can manifest as your reality.
Sure, you can work hard your entire life trying to create the circumstances that will bring you happiness and fulfilment. However, there may come a point where everything you created is no longer appealing as it once was and a midlife crisis ensues. Regrettably, you may have spent decades building this reality only to have it fall apart.
Two of the biggest decisions you can make right now is to decide on what you want and why you want it. Take an entire year to get clear if you must and journal your thoughts. I assure you, spending 12 months of your life deciding what you want pales into insignificance compared to decades of pursuing something you realised you didn’t want after all.
“Make a pact with yourself to not use reasons unless you have to. This is actually an incredibly empowering position to come from. Be confident enough in your actions not to need to explain yourself. Trust yourself and act,” affirms Bernard Roth.
Once you decide what you want, the second part is the easiest yet the most challenging: take purposeful action every day to get closer to your envisioned future. If roadblocks and setbacks appear, go back to your blueprint, which you will have spent many weeks or months working on and consult it once more.
If you veer off course from the blueprint, what actions can you take to find your way back? An architect creates a schematic plan of a house so the builders know how to bring his idea to life and you must also do the same.
When you are purposeful about your life, the right circumstances and people show up to help you bring that plan to reality. But if you are not clear on your life’s vision, anything that sparkles or glitters will distract you and send you off course.
After all, life is a blank canvas whereby you are the master designer capable of turning it into a beautiful work of art.