An analogy of life would be that people are individual drops of water in the ocean being subjected to various currents that they may not understand or even be aware of. When people are born, they naturally fight the current, but as they become more CONSCIOUSly aware, they become less UNconsciously aware, and eventually stop fighting the current.

When I was 8 or 9 years old, I went to a public swimming pool. Despite the fact that I didn’t know how to swim, I ran past all the kids my age who were swimming in the shallow end, and immediately went to the deep end, where the bigger kids were. I was running and before I jumped in, I rationed in my head that when I jump in, if I couldn’t swim (acknowledging and empowered the negative) I could either reach my legs to the bottom of the pool to push myself to the top, or if I was too high to reach the bottom, I could reach my hand up and out of the water to summon for help. I hadn’t considered the possibility that I could sink to the middle of the 12 foot deep pool, unable to reach neither the bottom or top of the water, which is exactly what happened.

For a while I struggled, fighting with all my might, but after a while I eventually gave in. I remember closing my eyes, relaxing all of the muscles in my body, releasing all of the air in my lungs, at peace with my situation, waiting to die, arms stretched out, suspended in the water much like Jesus was suspended from the cross. At that point, I was beyond giving up, patiently waiting for the inevitable. At that point, a hand reached in the water and pulled me out.

The next thing that I remembered, I was on the side of the pool, on my hands and knees coughing up water. All I could remember seeing was a bunch of feet standing around me, while my lungs and life were being restored. In a sense, I had my rebirth and I never got a chance to see the face of nor thank the person who pulled me out.

As we become more consciously aware, we give more weight to the possibilities that we can imagine, than we give to those that we cannot. As we succumb to this illusion, our perspectives which are flawed by default, empower the negative outcomes, and will them into existence.

To be unconsciously aware, is to operate without doubt, for doubt poisons the soul.

A newborn baby that is put in water instinctively knows how to swim, for it has not yet been taught that it couldn’t. Only after becoming more consciously aware, which many consider to be the definition of living, and then acknowledging and empowering the negative plausibilities, that I later became convinced were possibilities, I began to confuse them with truth.

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