Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Waiting On the World To Change

Singer John Mayer had a hit song a few years ago, Waiting On The World To Change, which most of us are probably familiar with. It expresses how we, as mere individuals, wait around on the world to change because we feel powerless to make a difference. In a sense, our system and our society have made us feel that we are unable to make any measurable change by telling us that we need them to make our troubles go away.

Our politicians and leaders do it by making us believe we need their programs to solve our problems (when many of their programs and their deals create our problems)...our churches do it by making us think we need them to touch God (when some of their restrictions actually restrict our experience)...the mass media does it by making us think we need their products to make our lives worthwhile or their opinions to form our thoughts (when their products make us unhealthy and their opinions make us cynical). By telling us repeatedly that we are powerless without them, these entities create that reality in our minds...our thoughts produce our reality. In relinquishing our power to others, we become dependant upon them and beholden to their desires. We forget that we are powerful creators made in the image of God - the universal life force energy, the energy of creation.

This energy is the basis of miracles. These miracles are formed by our beliefs...again, thoughts creating reality. If we believe something, we are contributing to its creation. This is the foundation of faith, and why we have been told that if we have the tiniest of faith in something, it will transpire. Our doubts are all that prevent us from creating miracles and claiming the joy that we deserve, reclaiming Eden. Jesus tried to help us understand that we each have the power of miracles within us, but religion took "us" (the individual) out of the equation and usurped that innate power by convincing us that we needed them or needed to do it their way in order to reach God and claim our power and glory.

John Mayer's words express many of our inner sentiments and fears:

Now we see everything that's going wrong
With the world and those who lead it
We just feel like we don't have the means
To rise above and beat it


But a new day is dawning, as many of us feel called to search for more, to open our minds to a better way, to take our place in helping change the world rather than waiting around for someone else to do it. Our problems will not be solved by a president, by Congress, by organized religion, by the media, or other power-seeking groups - they may only exacerbate our problems, by becoming too caught up in maintaining their own power to be truly effective. Individuals will change the world, as the collective efforts become exponentially more powerful with each additional person who joins in new thought, or decides to lay down previously ingrained ideas to see a better way.

We do have the means to rise above and beat it- to rise above and beat the negative energy that prevents miracles and abundance - if we will only set ourselves free from the shackles and commit to thinking in a new way. If we will individually take the steps to embrace change, both within our own lives and within society in general. Let us take these steps to shake up the world - one thought at a time, one person at a time, one miracles at a time - by stepping outside our boundaries and deciding once and for all that we will no longer limit ourselves through weakening thoughts, that we will longer imprison our souls with doubt and fear.

You can be part of changing the world, if you will simply allow yourself to be open to new thoughts and new ideas...you know you have a purpose and place in this endeavor that is beyond living in the routine. We can make a difference, but it will only come through hearts willing to return to their own power through the force of pure love. Open up your heart and mind to seize the opportunity.

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