Question: What do you think about the teaching or belief that we have the power to create or materialize anything that we want in life — money, good health, etc. — by keeping that positive thought in mind as though we already have it, and not allowing the negative to neutralize it?
Answer: We have the power to create forms. We do not have the power to fulfill ourselves through these forms that we create. See the difference and then see the lie inherent in the so-called “New Age” teachings that place you in charge of what is whole. What is truly whole and holy is not something that we create in or through anything, but a nature we discover in ourselves… if we will.
If only we would cease giving others
Reasons to resist our presence,
With what we burden them,
Leaving no reason for blame . . .
Then . . . that great silent rage
Hidden in the human heart
Would have to be seen for what it is:
Violence looking for a war.
Such a discovery would awaken
Within the discerning soul
The immediate, most intimate need
To be the embodiment of peace.
This seeing-born need
Is the seed of true revolution.
Stressful worry helps no one — not those we are concerned about, and certainly not us. Such worry heals nothing; instead, it hurts all who mistake its dark embrace as a path to empowerment. The only thing worry serves is to strengthen the grip of our fearful expectations and, in so doing, holds us captive in a bad dream of our own making.