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You'll See It When You Believe It

Excerpt from Chapter 8 - Thinking

The statement, "You'll see it when you believe it," is contrary to much of what we have learned in this materialistic society. Materialism is not just the gathering of goods but also encompasses the belief that if you cannot sense it with one or more of your five senses, then it is suspect. The idea that you might choose to believe something before actually sensing it is seen as daft. Nevertheless, such a so-called daft idea can lead to much increased happiness and the possibility of manifesting the impossible. Impossible cures, improbable events, unexpected windfalls and happy surprises await those who believe (or pretend) first. (Chapter 7 has more about such manifesting.)

Is it the belief in abundance that triggers the windfall, the belief in a cure for an incurable disease that triggers the healing, or the belief in yourself that triggers creative leaps? Is it the belief in thinness that triggers the reduction in weight for an overweight person? The pattern seems to be that your unconscious often follows your conscious wishes and your conscious visualizations, thus producing so-called impossible cures and unexpected windfalls. Your life plan may interfere with manifesting some of your conscious wishes. For example, if you are learning the lessons of relationship this time around, then a conscious wish on your part for years of isolation will not likely happen.

Your judgments as to the possibility or impossibility of a future event can be as tyrannical as my other right/wrong and good/bad judgments discussed earlier in this chapter. If you judge that event impossible, then it likely will be impossible for you. Yet if you judged it as possible, it might be. If you believe that you can cure your incurable cancer (there are people who have gone before you who have done so), then it may be possible. The concept of, "You will see it when you believe it," while contrary to what we have generally been taught, does seem necessary to the achievement of those things which most would consider impossible.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha, c. 563-483 B.C.

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© 2008 by Thayer White
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