BOOK ONE - LET YOUR CREATION BE
This is a text for the upcoming ONE SELF TEACHINGS compendium that is due for release in 2019. This particular text is taken from BOOK ONE - I AM YOU. YOU ARE GOD which is a minor update to Story's book 'You Are God. Get Over It!' - UPCOMING BOOK DETAILS.
You are the unfolding of creation. Within every seed is the energy and motion of its own unfolding. A seed does not need to work to become a flower; it simply allows itself to be, and it becomes a flower. Though you have the ability to engage in the wonders of active creation, you are like the seed in that you already contain a complete and wonderful journey of unfolding. There is nothing that you need to create or change to experience this. When you birthed into this reality you created everything you will ever need. The sun and water that a seed uses are provided to it freely, impartially, and without restriction. Similarly, you are surrounded by a limitless potential of energy that is available to you through your unfolding. You are the creator of your own unfolding. You are free to continue creating to your heart’s content, but there is nothing more you need to create.
One aspect of entering the illusion of separation from our Godself is that we lost touch with our feeling of completeness - the realization that we already possess everything we will ever need. We lost our sense of being whole; instead coming to see both the world and ourselves as separate, finite, and limited. The illusion of lack birthed from this idea of finiteness, and we entered the belief that we needed to toil in order to survive. The story of being cast out from the Garden of Eden represents our forgetting that we are surrounded by all the sustenance we will ever need. This was the entering of the illusion of lack. Though we became blind to our abundance, we have never left the nurturance of the universe. Abundance surrounds us; open your heart to see it.
From the illusion of finiteness came the belief in finality. We entered the illusion that we could die; from this birthed the drive to live - the survival instinct. The loss of the unity between our self and our reality became solidified by seeing reality as separate and indifferent, instead of being a fluid nurturing reflection of our own love. Our fear of death became reflected in external reality becoming an obstacle. In making reality an opponent we entered the relentless cycle of struggling to survive.
The struggle for survival is now reflected in the belief that we must constantly work in order to stay afloat. We fear that unless we are in continual effort, others will move ahead of us, and what we have built will fall apart. It is as if we see ourselves as continually treading water; believing that if we stop kicking our legs we will drown. This is to be blind to the natural uplifting motion of the unfolding. To feel the unfolding is to know that if you stop kicking, you will effortlessly float. To feel your Godself is to feel the undercurrent of support and love (as opposed to chaos and deterioration) which underpins your life. To feel the motion of the unfolding is to feel the love of God - the love of your Godself for your incarnate being.
Our effort, the very thing that we believe keeps us afloat, is in fact the very thing that pulls us down. Through the power of our belief in the need to struggle we have become blind to the innate ease of life. The belief that we must kick our legs to stay afloat creates the feeling of being pulled down that we are kicking against. This is an example of how beliefs become a cage, because if you stop kicking you will, if it is your belief, initially sink. Therefore, even though the innate nature of reality is for you to float, a belief in the reality of sinking will override this. The belief that your natural state is to sink is a form of resistance to the idea that life can be effortless.
All fears are forms of resistance to the realization of your Godhood. We worked hard to create our individuality. We created powerful beliefs to maintain our sense of self in the face of the unfolding. This was not a mistake. The belief that you will sink without effort was an amazing tool of creation. Through it we formed a unique type of reality; we realized and explored amazing levels of individuality. It is only now, if you desire to return to the experience of your unity, that it is felt as being a cage; but even this is not a ‘bad’ thing, because you can now have the amazing experience of breaking out of the cage of that belief. To have believed all your life that you needed to struggle, and to now discover that life can be easy, is an exhilarating experience. Enjoy it. Enjoy it to realize it.
The idea that you do not need to struggle in order to create is a fundamental shift of consciousness. It is to change a cornerstone of your story. To switch from effortful creation to effortless creation is to re-evaluate your very way of being. So now, if you feel ready, if your heart resonates, here is an exercise to face your fear, challenge your resistance, and thereby disperse your belief that life is difficult. It is simply to let go of effort, to cease actively creating, and that is to stop seeking to change your reality.
This exercise is not something that is going to take effort. It is going to take the release of effort, and that in itself is to be effortless. This is an exercise in letting go, letting go of control. To release struggle is to face the fear that your belief in the need for struggle has been founded on. It is to open yourself to change one of your foundational beliefs - one of your deepest beliefs about what reality is, and about what and where you are.
Realize that, as with all life, this will be an unfolding process. You will gradually come to see areas where you can make the choice to stop struggling against reality, and instead accept it as it is. Realize that in accepting something, this does not prevent it changing through its own unfolding. You do not need to will things to change in order for them to change; all things are naturally in a state of change. As you allow your being to unfold you will go deeper into the subtle ways in which you have been pushing against life through seeking to change it. By choosing to allow life, instead of disputing it, the fears from which you were previously acting to change reality will be revealed.
Through allowance you will come to see the distinction between effort and courage, because to cease to struggle is to confront the fear that you will sink. To allow yourself to go under the water is to allow yourself to face unknown change; it is to face the unknown inside of your being. This is the allowance of the emergence of your Godself into your conscious awareness. Have the courage to be you. Allow the love that will support you; allow that which will make you float. Let go of struggle and its feeling of sinking. It has served its purpose. The courage to go under the water is the motion to float. Face your belief that you will sink, in order to experience floating.
The message here is that living, which is creation, can be effortless. One of the best ways to shift from the energy of the struggle for survival to the realization of ease, is to stop creating. In doing this you will be allowing yourself to experience the love and support of the unfolding, which is the realization that the universe wishes to lift you up, rather than pull you down. It is in this nurturing energy that survival fears can be let go of and then, when you feel ready, you can return to proactively creating if you wish. One amazing thing you will discover is that the experience of your seed blossoming in the love of the unfolding is so effortless that you will not be in any rush to return to proactive creation.
You will have to stretch your imagination to imagine a reality that is more succulent than the events of your innate unfolding. Joy is not something you have to work for. If you so choose, joy is what you are.