Beliefs, Affirmations, and Reality
(adapted from the writings of
Ernest Holmes and Jane Roberts)
Reading Number Four
- We've been conditioned to believe in what we call an "objective reality,"
a reality independent of our individual thoughts or feelings.
- We don't examine beliefs as beliefs, believing them to be a part of
- You are an artist. Your inner images become models for reality. These
images draw to themselves all the proper emotional energy and power
needed to fill them out as physical events.
- Every person is an individualized expression of God.
- We experience:
- what we expect to experience
- what we understand to experience
- what we believe we experience
- We ARE actually--at the hightest point of expectation, understanding,
and belief--experiencing perfection at all times.
- Time and space are not ultimately real--only filters through which
we organize our experience. We are actually experiencing a timeless,
eternal, space-less, unobstructed Reality.
- We experience the level of a person's reality we expect to experience.
By expecting to experience a person at the highest level possible, we
actually do experience her/his highest reality. For example, if I expect
a person to be an advanced spiritual being , then I experience the
person as an advanced spiritual being, because the person is an
advanced spiritual being.
- I am learning to identify with the inner portion of myself and regaining
abilities that are a part of me.
- The "inner ego" correlates information that is perceived not through the
physical senses, but through other inner channels.
- All necessary information is given to me through these inner channels.
- Without the delicate inner perceptions my physical existence could not
- The self that I know, the outer ego, is but one fragment of my entire
- My fragment selves grow out into various realities while springing from
the same source.
- My physical form is one of the camouflages that reality adopts.
- To sense the reality within the form requires a different sort of attention,
and more delicate manipulations than my physical senses provide.
- My external ego was meant to be an aid but it was conditioned not to admit the reality of any dimension except those within which it feels comfortable and can understand.
- Even so, my external ego is much more resilient and eager to learn
than is generally supposed and I can change by beliefs.
- I was encouraged to believe that objects exist independently of me, but now I am realizing that they are instead the manifestations of my own psychological and psychic selves.
- My physical body is created by me at each moment with each breath
as a result of my inner conception of what I am.
- In deep meditation and in the dream state my personality is aware to some
extent of the true freedom that belongs to my own inner consciousness.
- I am constantly changing the form, the shape, the contour, and the
meaning of my physical body and most intimate environment, and I am learning to be aware of these constant alterations.
- I can learn to change my physical environment by learning to change
and manipulate my beliefs, expectations, and dream environment. I can form specific beliefs and expectations and suggest specific dreams in which a desired change is seen, and these will then appear in my physical reality.
- I can, If I choose, condense my consciousness until it is small
enough to travel through a single molecule, and from the molecule's
own world look out and survey the gigantic galaxy.
- Using my inner senses, I become a conscious co-creator.
I am an unconscious co-creator whether I am aware of it or not.
- My physical senses create the reality that I seem to only perceive.
My physical senses are like lenses over my natural inner perceptions
that force me to "see" an available field of activity as physical matter.
A tree is something far different to a microbe, a bird, an insect, and a
man who stands beneath it.
- My perception of physical reality is one of an infinite number of ways of
perceiving the various guises through which ultimate consciousness
- My inner senses open my range of perception, allowing me to interpret
experience in a far freer manner and to create new forms and new
channels through which I can know myself.
- I am learning now, in a three-dimensional context, the ways in which
my emotional and psychic existence can create varieties of physical
- I manipulate my beliefs and expectations within the psychic environment, and these manipulations
are then automatically impressed upon the physical mold.
- I am becoming aware that all of my attention is usually focused in a
highly specialized way upon one shining, bright point that I call reality.
There are other realities all about me, and I am learning not to ignore
these realities and blot out stimuli that come from them.
- As a multidimensional personality, I have my own purposes, missions,
and creative endeavors that are basic parts of myself and
determine those qualities that create my eternal essence.
- In working for my purposes, I realize I am blazing trails that can be
used by others.
- When one has been born and has died many times, expecting
extinction with each death, and when this experience is followed by the
realization that being still continues, then a sense of the divine
comedy enters in.
- All creativity and consciousness are born in the quality of play, as
opposed to work, in the quickened intuitional spontaneity that is a constant throughout my own existence.
- If physical reality is in a larger sense an illusion, it is an illusion caused
by a greater reality. The illusion itself has a purpose and a meaning.
- I create my larger environment and the physical world as I know it by
propelling my thoughts and emotions into matter--a breakthrough into
- Each of my thoughts and emotions spontaneously exists as a simple
or complex electro-magnetic unit.
- The intensity of my thoughts and emotions determines both the strength
and the permanency of the physical image into which my thoughts and
emotions will be materialized.
- The world as I know it is the reflection of my inner reality.
- Whenever I think emotionally of another person, I send out a
counterpart of myself, beneath the intensity of matter, but a definite form.
- I am learning to recognize the root assumptions that we are conditioned into:
- Time is a series of moments one after another.
- An objective world exists quite independent of my own creation
and perception of it.
- I am bound within the physical body that I have donned.
- I am limited by time and space.
- All perception comes through my physical senses. All information
comes from without and no information can come from within.
- I am participating in created plays which I experience as reality.
- In some plays the actors are each working on a seemingly minute
portion of a larger problem that the play itself is to resolve.
- In each play, different problems are set up, parts of an overall theme.
- Progress can be measured in terms of the particular ways in which
these problems are solved or not solved.
- Great advances have been made in certain periods of human existence.
- There are no rehearsals.
- There are observers.
- Periods of renaissance--spiritual, artistic, or psychic--arise because the
intense inner forms of those involved in the drama are directed toward
- I am the multidimensional self who has many existences, who creates
and takes part in these cosmic passion plays, so to speak.
- It is only because I focus on this particular role during my earthly existence that I identify my
entire being with it.
- I learn through my actions within this play I see as reality.
- I am learning the art of actualization, having within myself infinite
sources of creativity, unlimited possibilities of development.
- This does not mean that the play is not real, or that it should not be
- As an actor I must realize the nature of the production and my part in it.
- The meaning of the play is within myself; I can know the purpose of this
- To the extent that I allow the intuitions and knowledge of the multi-
dimensional self to flow through my conscious self, to that extent not
only do I perform my role in the play more effectively, but also I add
new energy, insights, and creativity to the specific metaphysical world I'm involved in.
- There are those who appear within these plays fully aware. These
personalities willingly take roles, knowing that they are roles, in order
to lead the others toward the necessary realization and development.
They lead the actors to see beyond the selves and settings they have
created. These personalities from other levels of existence oversee the
play, so to speak. Their purpose is to open up within the three-
dimensional selves those psychological doorways that will release the
three-dimensional self for further development in another system of
- In order to see the extra dimensions of ultimate reality I must turn my
attention away from the constant activity that is taking place--turn off
the physical senses, as it were--and switch my attention to those inner or higher events
that have escaped me earlier.
- The inner or higher senses can be used consciously.
- Exercise: Imagine as vividly as you can the existence of inner
senses. For now, conceive of them as corresponding to your physical
senses: sight, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting, location. Clear from
your mind all thoughts and worries. Be receptive. Very gently listen,
not to physical sounds but to sounds that come through the inner
senses. Images may begin to appear. Accept them as sights quite as
valid as those you see physically. Become aware of the inner world
and realize that it will be revealed to you as you learn to perceive
it with your inner senses. Recognize that you have been blind to this
world all your life and are now slowly gaining sight and hearing and
the other senses within it. Do not judge the inner world by the
disjointed images that your fledging inner eyes and ears may at first
perceive. Realize that you must learn to use your inner senses through
practice and that soon the inner world will become as real as the outer
- Anything of which you are aware in three-dimensional existence is
only a projection of a greater reality into that dimension.
- Any successes in this life, any abilities, have been worked out through
past experience. They are yours by right. You worked to develop
- I can learn to check the exterior environment to learn my inner
- The perfectly happy life for example, on the surface, may appear
splendid, but it may also be basically shallow and do little to develop
the personality. The truly happy existence, however, is a deeply
satisfying one that would include spontaneous wisdom and spiritual
- There are teachers here in my existence now.
- There are no facts that can be given that can portray with any
faithfulness the attributes of All That Is.
- The inner experience with the multidimensional God can come in two
main areas. One is through the realization that this prime moving
force is within everything that you can perceive with your senses.
The other method is to realize that this primary motive force has a
reality independent of its connection with the world of appearances.
- All personal contact with the multidimensional God, all legitimate
moments of mystic consciousness, will always have a unifying effect.
They will not, therefore, isolate the individual involved, but instead
will enlarge his perceptions until he will experience the reality and
uniqueness of as many other aspects of reality of which he is capable.
- A knowledge of one state of consciousness can help me in other states. I can keep track of the way symbols appear to me in both the waking life and the dream state, and learn to connect them with the feelings they
represent and the states of consciousness in which they usually occur.
- All symbols stand for inner realities. Symbols are highly charged
psychic particles, including physical objects, that have strong
characteristics of attraction and expansion, that stand for inner
realizations and realities that have not been perceived through ordinary perception.
- The minute my eyes are closed, my thoughts and feelings express
themselves through this symbolism.
- The dreaming self manufactures dreams in which the solution to my
problems is stated within a symbolic dream situation.
Life always becomes to us the particular thing we need when we believe that It becomes to us that particular thing.
||What Happens Because of A's Belief
|A believes the highest about Person B.
||Person B becomes his highest.
|A believes less than the highest about Person B.
||Person B becomes less than his highest.
||Lower Level of Reality
|A believes what Person B is affirming.
||Person B becomes what Person B is affirming.
||What Person B affirms
Highest Reality: the spiritual reality of a person, perfection
Lower level of Reality: less than the spiritual reality of perfection
Becomes: exists in physical reality for Person A (not necessarily for Person B)
Realizes: brings into physical being through belief and embodiment
- Person B can have two different realities:
- what he (Person B) realizes through his affirmations
- what Person A brings into being through his belief
- Person B could be his highest for Person A (because of Person A's
belief about Person B) and less than his highest for himself (because
of what he realizes through his belief and embodiment)
- We should try to believe that we and other persons are our highest reality, perfection.