Feb 27 1999
Who or What Are You?
One of the most important principles we will ever understand is Key One as revealed in The Immortal books One and Two. Let us see if the ﬁrst key was really absorbed. The Question was WHO OR WHAT AM I? We all know that the key word in answer to this question was DECISION. But this key word is really just a major hint as to the answer. What is the true answer to the question, what are you really?
In the book I ventured many answers to this question and some of them were repeated in your posts, but ﬁnally the key word was revealed – DECISION. But this still was not the end of the quest, instead it was merely a major hint.
We decide because of what we are and we BECOME because of what we are. And what is that?
There is a power within you that makes the actual decisions. The Decision itself is not you but is an effect proceeding from you. What is the real you is the essence within you, the operating self-existent power that makes decisions. This power of decision and decision are two different things. The real you is this power, which is the same power that has belonged to the One God from the eternities. Through this essence all lives are one and that oneness becomes realized when we obtain full use of this power through the assumptions of our real opportunity to make decisions.
Manifesting the fullness of this power also enhances soul contact.
One of the main disagreements between the Brotherhood of Light and the Dark Ones is concerning this power within us. The Dark Brothers believe that this power only belongs to the strong and the aggressive at the expense of the weak; whereas the good guys have sure knowledge that all lives are to have all opportunity possible to expand this power. Enhancing this power in others eventually enhances it within us. In the end the battle is selﬁshness against unselﬁshness.
Selﬁshness seems to work in the short run so it is a great temptation to many, but in the long run unselﬁshness is far and away the greater benefactor to all.
Even though the full power of decision is available to us, if we had the consciousness to use it, we are swindled out of this power through ignorance or deception. All us, of to some degree, are deceived into thinking that we cannot use it in certain areas.
So the question of the day is this: Name some areas where we should be using the power of decision, but most of us do not.
Example: “My boss will not give me a raise so I guess there’s no way I can get that new car…”
How could the guy get a new car with or without his boss’s help by using decision?
Now think of some other examples.
Dave alone ventured an answer. I suspect that you either thought this was too easy or too difﬁcult and therefore were hesitant. Dave seemed to think the question was easy. He wrote:
“Simple… Either ﬁnd another higher-paying job, or ﬁnd another way of bringing in extra income. Money is plentiful right now.”
Logical answer, but you left off the key word here, DECISION.
Everyone knows that if they need more money they could get another job or do something part time on the side. But the funny thing is that a person can be totally desperate for money, yet opportunity after opportunity is presented to him to get ahead, but he never seems to take it. We may look at the guy and call him lazy, but the problem is more than just laziness.
Many people in a situation like this – that is where they need a new car or some other item – often feel helpless and paralyzed even though the way to obtain the extra money is obvious to many. Why does he feel paralyzed? Because he has not developed the power of decision within himself to the degree that he can DECIDE to get the car and do what is necessary to get it.
To the higher evolved among humanity the lack of power among our lesser brethren seems pathetic at times, but what we do not realize is that we have also limited our own power of decision and we seem pathetic to lives higher than human. There are many areas of life where intelligent individuals will not take the next move forward because they are oblivious to the fact that they can even make a decision about it.
Let me give you one example. Let us suppose that Jones would like to live to be 100, but sees this desire as a wish or whim. This person is deceived into thinking that what he decides has little to do with the fulﬁllment of such a wish. The fact is that he can live to be 100 if he makes a deﬁnite decision in that direction.
Question: Do you think this last sentence is a true statement?
Now we know that there are many things beyond the conscious decision of average people like the following mentioned by Dave: “What about the woman who wants to lose weight, but doesn’t have the time to exercise?” But the people in this group are above average. Can you think of a decision that is beyond the consciousness of most intelligent people?
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