01-27-2006, 10:49 PM #1
A Summary of Universal Principles
A Summary of Universal Principles
By Arnold Patent
The basic component of the Universe - energy - occurs in either materialised or unmaterialised form. All that we see and feel is an _expression of energy. Energy is synonymous with love. When we resist the flow of energy, or love, we experience discomfort. When we align with the energy flowing around us, we feel joyful and at peace.
2. Infinite Intelligence, or God
Within all energy is an intelligence that is infinite, eternal and purposeful. This Infinite Intelligence, which we sometimes refer to as God, or simply love, is the source of all creative _expression and the essential power in the Universe. The way we view our Infinite Intelligence, or God, is precisely the way we experience life. When we perceive God as an unconditionally loving and supportive energy at all times and under all circumstances, we experience our world and everyone in it as totally safe, loving and generous.
Since the essence of everything is pure loving energy, in the truest sense, we are one. When we feel our connection to our Oneness, we feel the power of whom we really are. Our Oneness - love, is indivisible and thus it is not possible to love one thing or person more than another. Whenever we attempt to withhold love from anyone, we withhold love from everyone, including ourselves. The truth of this principle becomes clear to us as we allow our hearts to open and feel our interconnectedness.
Our Oneness, God, is perfect and expresses this perfection in infinite ways. As human beings, we are created, and we function perfectly, just the way we are. When someone or something appears to be less than perfect, we know that we have chosen to feel disconnected from our Oneness. We feel connected when our hearts are open. When our hearts are open wide, we see and feel the perfection of everything.
5. Cause and Effect
Contrary to what we have been taught, we are not at the effect of the circumstances in our lives. We are the creators of these circumstances. And we create these circumstances with great purposefulness. This creation happens at two levels. At one level, our Infinite Intelligence puts cause into motion. We create at this level when we are in a state of peacefulness and when we trust our Infinite Intelligence to guide and support us. At another level, cause is set in motion by our thinking minds. What we believe creates our experiences.
6. Free Will
We each have the freedom to choose in each moment. We can choose for ourselves, but not for others. When we allow others to choose for us, we withdraw our trust in ourselves to make choices. Accepting the choice another makes for us is our choice. When we consciously choose to let Infinite Intelligence guide us, our lives unfold in effortless and magnificent ways.
7. Beliefs and Illusions
Our beliefs -- both conscious and unconscious -- determine our experiences. We can recognize what we believe by noticing the experiences in which we find ourselves. Our beliefs are illusions; they are not real. By quieting our minds and focusing our awareness on what is real -- our Oneness – we move beyond our illusory beliefs and experience the inherent perfection of the Universe.
8. Intuition, Feelings and Power
Our Infinite Intelligence communicates to us through our intuition, which we access through our feelings. The more willing we are to feel our feelings, the more able we are to connect with the power that resides in them. The true power in the Universe is a totally peaceful power. It is the power of love, fully, freely and joyfully felt.
9. Mutual Support
Our Universe functions as a mutual support system in which each and every thing in existence relates to and affects every other thing. Every person and circumstance in our lives is there to support us by reflecting back to us the present state of our consciousness. Despite the prevalent belief that we are naturally competitive and adversarial, we always have the choice to create environments that are harmonious, nurturing and mutually supportive. Choosing to join with others who share a commitment to living in mutual support is both self-loving and empowering.
10. The Mirror Principle
Everything that we see and feel is a reflection of the state of our own consciousness. Every person we attract into our lives is showing us some aspect of whom we are. Every feeling expressed by another, mirrors a feeling deep within us. This reflection is a gift, for it allows us to be aware of the beliefs we hold. We then have the choice to reclaim the power we have vested in our beliefs.
11. Nonjudgement and Forgiveness
We have been carefully taught to evaluate and judge virtually everything we experience. However, there is no such thing as right or wrong, good or bad. Everything that occurs is just another event. By judging something, it becomes for us the way we judge it, and it stays that way until we release the judgement. Judging anyone or anything as being less than perfect blocks our ability to respond to the essence of the person or thing and creates discomfort within us that can only be relieved by opening our hearts, first to the judgement and then to the person or thing that we have judged. Forgiveness is the willingness to open the energy locked up in our judgements. Opening our hearts allows forgiveness to expand into unconditional love.
Everything and every one in the Universe have a purpose for existing. As we each become aware of our life's purpose, we increase our sense of belonging and see the deeper meaning of our lives. We become aware of our purpose by opening our hearts and feeling our Oneness. When we allow the inspiration of our life's purpose to fill our being, we find that our lives unfold in inspired, fulfilling ways.
13. Comfort and Discomfort
Our human bodies are magnificent instruments that tell us at all times just how aligned we are with the energy flowing around and through us. Discomfort in our bodies is a signal that we are resisting the flow of energy, or love. The greater the discomfort, the more we know that we are resisting, giving and receiving love. As soon as we notice discomfort, whether physical, mental or emotional, we best support ourselves by focusing our awareness on our feelings, feeling them fully, and then feeling love for them and for ourselves. When we allow love to flow freely, our bodies reflect this free flow of energy.
14. Abundance and Gratitude
Abundance is the natural state of the Universe. It is the free flow of energy, which is literally all around us, in infinite supply, and available to everyone who is open to receive it. If we are experiencing less than total abundance in each and every aspect of our lives, we know we are resisting the natural flow of abundance. We open to abundance by feeling gratitude for all that we presently have.
15. Giving and Receiving
Giving and receiving always occurs in balance. It is important to receive gratefully, as it is to give voluntarily, generously, and with no expectations. Our willingness to keep the energy flowing in and out of our lives supports the energy in expanding. The corollary to the principle of giving and receiving is that we give only to ourselves. Since we are all One, when we are giving to another, we are giving to ourselves.
16. Nonattachment and Freedom
Our perceived need to hold on to anything or anyone demonstrates our belief in shortage. Holding on to anything -- people or possessions -- blocks the flow of energy around our experience with the person or object and reduces the joy of the experience. It also inhibits new people and new things from coming into our lives. As we open our hearts and expand our trust in the natural abundance of the Universe, we give ourselves and everyone else the gift of freedom.
17. What We Focus On Expands
We are free to focus our attention wherever we choose. We can focus on what we perceive to be problems, or we can remind ourselves that every circumstance is an opportunity to reclaim the power we have vested in our beliefs. Discomfort in our bodies is a signal that we are resisting the flow of energy, or love. The greater the discomfort, the more we know that we are resisting giving and receiving love. When we focus on our pure feelings, unencumbered by beliefs, what expands within and around us is peace, joy and abundance.
18. Expressing Who We Really Are
Each of us has one or more talents we love to express. When we are fully and freely expressing who we really are, we feel joyful and supported. What determines how successful we will be at expressing our talents, is how much love we feel for ourselves. The more love we feel for ourselves, the more we allow the creative energy of the Universe to flow through us. Freely expressing who we are leads us to feel our perfection so that our perfection expands.
19. Means and Ends
Means and ends are the same. The action and outcome are one. To achieve peace, we feel and express our inner peacefulness. To enjoy a life that works perfectly, we see and feel the perfection of everything and everyone, including ourselves. To experience the natural abundance of the Universe, we feel and express gratitude for the abundance all around us.
20. Harmony in Relationships
Every relationship in our lives reflects our relationship with ourselves. Every person we attract is there to support us in opening our hearts and reclaiming our power. When we truly love ourselves and feel the power and perfection that we are, we attract loving, harmonious relationships with others.
21. The Universe Handles the Details
Taking care of the details of our lives is generally considered a rational-mind activity. However, when our rational minds are active, we shut out our Infinite Intelligence, which has the capacity to handle the details in ways that are vastly more supportive of us and everyone else. As we learn to relinquish our rational thinking and surrender to our intuition -- our connection to Infinite Intelligence -- we discover how easily, effortlessly and spontaneously events unfold for us.
01-27-2006, 10:52 PM #2
I recommend everyone read this, and take 15 minutes a day out of your life, away from the television and computer, and everyday life, and sit down in a quiet place, even a basement. And spend time with yourself and meditate. Meditate about your place in the universe, and you will find yourself, and find out the meaning of life. Meditation was done by all the great prophets and all the great men of our time.
It helps us get in touch with our true selfs away from the civilizations brainswash.
01-28-2006, 11:38 AM #3
sounds a little new age
I love meditating though.
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