2.44 Staying Focused
“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.”
In the next section (Section 2 of this course), I will be describing in detail the actual Process that evolution goes through to give birth to life upon Earth. It is good to review why it is that we need to learn about this since you need a good answer to be able to know what you came here to do with your life. Through the knowledge contained in this course and as described within The Arc of Creation, we can learn how and why life actually works as it does. This allows us to uncover a pre-existing pattern which points to an ideal direction for life in the future.
Through the application of this knowledge, you will be able to find a better direction for your life, one that truly interests you and which generates the highest degree of joy, fulfillment, and the knowing that it is positive and productive and in your best interests to do what it is that you came here to do.
Each and every one of us is special and holds a unique destiny that is part and parcel of a larger overall Process. When we form the new foundation of understanding and gain access to the corresponding language of its movement, we will be able to not only explain life but to communicate with each other about it and share the unique talents and creativity that currently lies dormant within each of us.
Maybe we can’t change the world overnight, but we can change our own lives and realize joy and happiness while we plant seeds for future generations who are depending upon early adopters like ourselves to begin building new structural foundations for a whole new incredible future.
I’ve mentioned already that life at the beginning of the 21st Century has become laden with a multitude of significant problems. With 7-8 billion going on almost 11 billion people, we are finding that demand for consumer goods is beginning to outpace supply. We already have too many people to support in any kind of sane sustainable manner. To make things worse, most people on Earth would like to achieve the type of living standards currently enjoyed here in the United States and are working very hard to be able to do that.
The problem is that these high standards of living are already wreaking havoc upon the Earth and as more of our current global population participates and as our future population grows significantly, we are going too find ourselves in serious trouble. The profit seeking consumeristic approach to leading life is responsible for our overpopulation, and it is probably responsible for the life threatening climate change that is just beginning to rear it’s ugly head.
As our supply of oil and other resources dwindles during the same time frame that our population reaches for 11 billion, something has to snap. It just isn’t possible to keep heading in this same destructive direction without destroying our eco system and each other.
As people become more and more self-centered wanting things and desiring extremely high standards of consumption, the simple and honest things in life are beginning to wane. But what is the proper direction? How do we go through an awkward and potentially difficult transitional period of time that may last well beyond the next 100 years while still increasing our joy and fulfillment and quality of life? It isn’t by consuming more, that’s for sure.
A whole new set of values and a whole new way of living life needs to be developed. This is hopefully why you are studying how life was created, why it is as it is, and what it is searching for. With the answers that you find, you will be able to form a vision for the future – a proper and rightful one that supports all of life and not just self-centered special interest groups or your individual self.
I will be honest with you. The task that lies ahead of us is going to be very difficult – there is no question about that, and the greatest difficulty will be in getting people to let go of the old ways and to see themselves as a part of a higher goal a broader vision. Please stay with me as I keep getting deeper and deeper into what may seem like meaningless facts. They are far from that. You will see.
Relax and allow the underlying language to emerge because emerge it will. Do your best to follow some of the detail that may seem at first uninteresting or difficult to grasp. Just let it come through your mind and hold no judgment. Gradually, things will form. Even at a modest level, a basic understanding of the Process involved in the Arc of Creation will do wonders to expand your viewpoint of life. And if that isn’t enough, I’m right here with you prodding you on. You can do it and I ask that you allow yourself this privelege.
The kind of structural change that is required to support billions of people as we go through the coming unimaginable changes is mind boggling. If we begin today and immediately changed everything in the best ways, we would go a long way toward lessening the impact of the various problems as they unfold.
Unfortunately, human nature doesn’t work in such a speedy and all encompassing manner. Change is difficult for most people and voluntary change almost unthinkable. Most require force and a certain element of pain and suffering to make any kind of permanent structural moves. The difference in end results that come from the change created by a fairly good sized group of early adopters as opposed to resistant and forced change on the entire population could mean the difference between life being able to survive and thrive on Earth over the next 100 to 200 year transitional period or completely vanishing.
The true measure of our early success will be a lessening of the aggression and self-centeredness that we currently witness on a global and national level all the way down to daily living in our own community. Where we need to begin, however, is within ourselves – one person at a time. When a few of us get it and also have access to the proper language and understanding to be able to work together, we will be able to expand our efforts out to those who are more resistant to change.
For now, however, keep working on learning the new language. Once your understanding becomes more defined and accessible, you can then begin to work on creating an ideal vision for the future. At that time, the process will become a whole lot more enjoyable and you will be glad you spent the time learning.