Aham brahmasmi. ~ Sanskrit mantra, translated as “I am the wholeness of all creation.”

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We’ve all heard it said we create our own realities. But what exactly does that mean? And how do we do it?


First, let’s start this discussion with who each of you really are. Or, more to the point, who you are not.

You are not:

  • Your body
  • Your mind
  • Your family identity
  • Your ethnic background
  • Your job, your profession
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Son
  • Daughter
  • And so on

You are not any of those labels you use to identify yourselves while you are in your physical bodies.

Your are pure spirit. That’s who you really are. Nothing more, nothing less.

A better way to say that is you are pure consciousness. You are part of that collective consciousness you sometimes call the universal mind, or the mind of God.

You are the universe.

As aspects of that universal mind, you are all unique and yet you are all one.

What you experience as your life in your current physical body—what you experience as “out there” in your physical world—these are only projections of your consciousness. This includes your physical body.

None of that exists till you create it with your thoughts, with your consciousness.

Say, for example, you happen to meet a friend in the grocery store. That friend, that grocery store are merely projections of your consciousness. They have no separate identity or existence apart from your projection of them.

Copyright © 2014 by John Cali


In this video A Course In Miracles teacher David Hoffmeister presents an interesting perspective on exactly how we create our own realities. (The video quality is a bit fuzzy, but the message is crystal-clear.)

Thank you, Susan, for sending us this video.

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