Question: Do we create our own future? There
seem to be two opinions in the metaphysical world on this subject: The
New Age thinkers say that whatever you want, you can make happen. You
can create your own reality. Then there’s A , of which
I am a student, that says that the "script has already been written."
In other words, we pre-chose the events and circumstances of our life
and therefore, we can’t make up a new script. What’s your opinion on
this subject?

Leonard’s Answer: Both approach and the approach outlined in are true, but at different .

are creative, but for most people, thoughts and desires occur at an
unconscious level. On the surface, you might want a new job or a partner
to share your life with. You might pray for these things to appear in
your life and yet they do not. This is because, at an unconscious level,
you are harboring contradictory thoughts, beliefs and desires. For
example, at an unconscious level, you might believe that you are not
good enough or that you are unwanted or unloved. Or you might have
decided that love hurts or that love leads to pain and separation and so
you prefer to be alone. These things are in direct conflict with your
conscious thoughts and desires and so life does not know how to respond
to you. More than likely, your unconscious beliefs and desires will

Using the New Age approach, you bring these unconscious
beliefs and desires into consciousness and replace them with positive
beliefs. An example of New Age methodology is the use of affirmations
and positive thinking. By being positive and very clear about what we
want, it is created.

To some degree, this is true, but it is
subject to a higher law, which flows from a higher level of
consciousness. The law of Karma is involved here. Prior to our current
incarnation, we existed at the level of soul, and one of our principal
objectives in incarnating into this lifetime, is to heal and purify past
Karma which is affecting the soul. We are here to learn our lessons
about love, acceptance, power and compassion. We are here to awaken into
love, truth and Oneness. We are here to deliver our own soul into the
conscious experience of Immortality. And so, the script is written prior
to our incarnating into physical form and it is intended to give us the
highest impetus and opportunity to awaken and learn our lessons. The
more open we are to learning our lessons, the less we have to experience
pain and suffering.

This level of law, which is reflected in "A Course in Miracles"
prevails over the New Age approach. In other words, it does not matter
what you want. What will ultimately emerge in your life is whatever is
for your highest good, and that is largely predetermined by the soul’s
script and the law of Karma.

There is yet another level of
consciousness, which prevails over the two previous levels. As we awaken
into the highest and most exalted level of consciousness, the script
and pre-determinism of "A Course in Miracles" is also transcended.

that occurs in your life is a part of God’s plan to wake you up and
bring you fully present. We are so fast asleep that sometimes God has to
shake us up to wake us up. Whatever it takes! Once we are fully
present, then basically, God wants us to have whatever we want, because
then we are fully conscious and awakened Beings of Love. We know who we
and we know Who, What and Where God is and we are awake in the truth of

We see that God has already created all that is, and we
relax into the perfection of that. There is no need to create anything
ourselves, At this level we begin to experience and our
true and most perfect future unfolds through the doorway of the present
moment. It is inevitable. This is a rare state of attainment at this
stage of human evolution. But it is our ultimate destiny.

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