It’s All Within You by John Cali

The Universe


Recently I was facing a difficult challenge, not knowing how to resolve it. It was nothing earth-shaking or life-threatening, but vexing nonetheless.

After thinking about it a few days it dawned on me I was looking for the solution in all the wrong places.

Here’s Spirit:

There’s a Sanskrit mantra John loves: “Aham Brahmasmi.”

The English translation of the mantra goes something like this: The center of my being is the ultimate reality—the source of all that is.

Think about that for a moment.

You often consider yourselves as these insignificant little specks of nothingness in a vast universe of magnificence.

Well, what if you reversed that thinking so it mirrored the Sanskrit mantra?

You are not mere specks floating around in the universe. You are the universe. Everything you desire is within you. Everything.

You are the source of all you ask for. All the answers to all your questions are within you. All the solutions to all your challenges are within you.

How is that possible? It’s possible because you are the universe. You are God.

It’s all within you.


Here is a wonderful short video with Wayne Dyer discussing this subject in a humorous but clear way.

Related links:
You Are God
You Are the Source
You Are the Universe


Do you believe you are God, and that all your wishes and dreams are within you? Why or why not? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.

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20 Responses

  1. Ed Peterson

    Knowing that the power that creates worlds [you] has chosen to focus itself into life on this leading edge reality [planet Earth] should indicate that what you experience here is of value. The variety of choices you are faced with, interacting with all the other “Gods” on the planet, causes you to make choices, which points you in different directions to new experiences.
    What more incredible creating can there be?
    You are source energy, in human form, here by the power of your own creation [deliberate choice], here creating your own life!
    None of it is wrong, as all of it is part of your life. Stop looking to others for answers.
    For a joyous life, follow what feels good to you.
    For more challenge, do what doesn’t, but don’t complain about the result.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Ed. I wish more folks understood and accepted exactly what you’re saying. But everyone will get there sooner or later.

  2. Sarah D

    I do so believe that we are the source of our reality, powerful creators, yet sometimes its difficult to hold onto that belief if i am experiencing an episode of depression or mania ( I have manic depression). I wonder why? What is it within myself that is creating my condition. or was it something that I preplanned before I incarnated? I know that its true that we create our realities as I have experienced this very strongly at times. I just wish I could get to the root of why my reality doesn’t always match up to my expectations!!
    Love the Wayne Dyer clip.

    • John Cali

      Thank you, Sarah.

      I don’t think anyone’s reality always matches their expectations. But I’ve found that if we just keep on keeping on, the universe will always deliver to us what we need.

  3. Conshana

    My Dear Friend and Friends,

    I have taken great comfort and growth from these few verses, and there are others I Love, as well,,,

    Luke 17:20-21

    King James Version (KJV)

    20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

    21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    What Power we have had bestowed upon us~!

  4. Mikala St. Germain

    You cannot make something out of nothing. In the beginning there was God (Creator Source). All That Is is Creator. All that is was brought forth from the “something” that is Creator. All of creation contains the same attributes that is God. There is no separation, only unity.

    If that idea is foreign to you, perhaps imagining Creator as a big cosmic bubble, inside of which is all that is. As such, inside each/all of the “All That Is” “cells” is the same “things” that make up the bubble of Creator. These “cellular” aspects are Creator, and Creator is the cellular aspects.

    Humanity and the earth experience have hidden the necessary higher dimensional energy to truly live in this way, by choice. There are persons who have worked on themselves to change their energy sufficiently to fully understand the concept and are living it, but there is still work to do each moment.

    Take a little vacation – a kind of Walden Pond type. Observe nature intently. The trees, grass, flowers, animals all understand this. They can show you/teach you.

  5. Claire

    Hi John,

    I think all teachers, doctors, plumbers, etc. … will be unemployed …. it will take “some” time … according to our view of time.

    Well, this is the second time I write something in the morning (this is my way to work) and your post answer John, with the time I ask a question and the answer was already before … it is a thing to be crazy, but I usually …

    I dare not even speak of “mantras”, sometimes I am ashamed that despite all the experiences that I had to have the answer or solution to my problems, or see it unfold alone, I forget and I still doubt.

    So, I wrote this morning : “for any question, response : ” Satsang inside”, greatness, magnificence …

    Thanks to the Spirit to push the nail in advance, I just have to remember me the future … lol

    Have a good week end ! 🙂

  6. L

    Thats was brilliant, he makes it very clear! I have never heard Wayne Dyer speak, only read interviews with him. I enjoyed that very much.
    Thank you, John!

  7. Joseph k

    Can’t help thinking of this song
    Within You Without You
    The Beatles
    George harrison wrote the song
    He was known as the quiet one and the wise one into Indian spirituality and music
    Which he introduced to the band particularly as they got fed up with the artificial highs!
    Appeared on sgt peppers
    Inspired by Tom meditation and Maharishi

    We were talking about the space between us all
    And the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
    Never glimpse the truth, then it’s far too late, when they pass away
    We were talking about the love we all could share
    When we find it, to try our best to hold it there with our love
    With our love, we could save the world, if they only knew

    Try to realise it’s all within yourself
    No one else can make you change
    And to see you’re really only very small
    And life flows on within you and without you

    We were talking about the love that’s gone so cold
    And the people who gain the world and lose their soul
    They don’t know, they can’t see, are you one of them?

    When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find
    Peace of mind is waiting there
    And the time will come when you see we’re all one
    And life flows on within you and without you

  8. Tiat

    I know that John, thank you for agreeing with me. Smile.

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