To trust is to be free
May 12, 2013 by John Smallman

An intense and creative shift in humanity’s perception of itself is happening all across the world in preparation for your move into full consciousness, full awareness of who you are and of your eternal inseparability from God — Who created you to enjoy infinite and everlasting peace, joy, and happiness. Peace, joy, and happiness are states of mind. Modern psychology has informed you of that, and it has been well demonstrated, especially by those who have moved from depression and anxiety into peace and contentment by changing their minds and their perceptions.

Everyone has the ability to change their perceptions, but until quite recently it was thought that an individual’s perception — his view of life and the opportunities it offered him — was basically fixed: a state of existence into which he was born and with which he had to deal to the best of his abilities. Now it is generally recognized that everyone does have the freedom to change those apparently given attributes for something more in line with their desires. It is a recognition that you are each masters of your own destiny, that how you experience life is a personal choice which you make in every moment. Yes, you all have different and indeed unique limitations — physical, intellectual, and creative — which vary from one to another, but they do not prevent you from altering the beliefs and the perceptions through which you view the world, your world.

When you view life as unsatisfactory, unfair, painful, it means that you are focusing on those aspects of your experiences. You have all had experiences which at the time were fearful, painful, shaming, unjust, and perhaps afterwards you held on to what seemed like a totally justified sense of resentment or bitterness about it which only slowly dissipated as the time interval between you and that event increased, and the pain that you felt diminished. Then maybe weeks, months, or even years later, when you recalled that moment you saw that it also had a funny side and you could now laugh about it, or that it had taught you some important lesson or truth that you might not have learnt otherwise, and so you now feel grateful for the experience.