WHY FOCUS ON “THE WHAT IF?” QUESTION
All our life experiences are equally supported and challenged to create in us greater awareness of “What could be? Or what is possible?” Depending on where one is now or where one would like to be, the question of “What if?” becomes our focus and intention .The separate fearful mind will bond us to being powerless .confused .This diverts our thoughts to creating an ever ending deal of frustration and adversity to what is.
Limitation creates safety and risk free actions, but with limitations, life becomes dull and less interesting. But as one awakens, one perceives themselves as not alone and separate from their good. Instead, one becomes aware that they are in the process of becoming more. To have more or better, it would be wise to change their focus to “what is”, not to “what could have been”. The “what if” question takes our attention away from addressing our issues, that adds to non-action, procrastination and powerlessness. As one awakens, it becomes less fearful in taking action and their attention and focus is directed to taking action in reaching their objectives is their main aim.
Daily growth happens when we are equally supported and challenged. The spiritual journey is equally supported and challenged. Part of our life experiences is new discoveries and new perceptions, then having the wisdom to act on them. This is how we can verify and confirm our action taken and the result achieved. Since I have started to see that my challenges are God’s good to help me grow and the feeding of love is God’s love encouraging me to believe everything is possible. A new deeper sense of gratitude and understanding enters my mind and is experienced by my heart. Being connected to my inner direct knowing through feeling nature, gives me confirmation of knowing when to act, when to build and when to wait. This sensitivity allows me to become aware of the ever growing support and challenges that keep me on the upward path to true awareness.
For me, ” the what if story” keeps my attention in the past which keeps the “law of attraction” attracting obstacles to what I desire in this NOW moment. As I dwell in the “what if story” my attention and focus is diverted into creating confusion and lack of clarity. So as we embrace the true path to greater awareness we see the good in all circumstances and accept all life experiences as learning experiences. If we stand back from the screen of life, we will notice that our focus of attention is based on egotist conflict, where we see ourselves as separate from “All That Is” and our good. The simple fact is, our minds are at the stage where we are entertained by the diversity of false egotist conflicts as a form of entertainment. From the first time, we start to observe life at the very young age; we are lead into the trap of the ego. False truth is then accepted as truth and runs in the background. Add to this, the “what if” question, including all the times we put our focus of attention to that question, which is now stored within the subconscious mind creating blocks from our true desired life experiences.
When we live in the “what if?” question we have no new experiences as we become blocked. Our focus of attention blindly leads us into absorbing false truth, which is accepted by the subconscious mind as our truth. Our true consciousness is denied and the destruction of truth of the child of spirit begins. No longer do we get to know the inner” Divine intelligence” within, so we do not develop the ability to access our true power. Instead, we create a destructive consciousness as the false anti truth that gives power and hides from us our true reality as co-creator of “Father-Mother God of All That Is”.
If we look at the lies and the falsehood perception that are carried out in the name of relaxation and a sense of being who we are, like TV films, plays, media materials which keep our attention and bond us to the limitation of who we have become. It would be better to focus our imagination and use the power of our wisdom and rise above who we are now to become our future selves where love, peace and joy are our focused. Not only is our attention firmly on a destructive conscious form which when seeded within our consciousness create feelings which we claim as our own and misinterpret the guidance within this feeling that are produced within our body. We have allowed our focused and attention to be consistently diverted to watching and filling our minds with entertainment that desensitized the mind allowing the emotional fears and subsequent vibration frequencies to become real within our lives. So as the mind keeps the “what if” question open, we can escape for a couple of hours experiencing the answer to our “what if” question.
Just take a brief look at our media and our focused that is directed to it on a daily basis. Now, ask the question “Why do we give so much power to what invested interest want to keep our attention on?” Taking into account the “Law of Attraction” what you habitually focused on, you invite into your co-creator mind by your attention to it. There is little doubt that someone in your community or country will be experiencing the very same situation as real. Remember, what you watched on TV or what you focused on TV is implanted into your subconscious mind as real. Now I have a question for you and is simply this, “Why do we ask people aspiring to know love, to be love and to express love, allow our attention to be consistently kept on full gross mental heavy ideas or pictures, story lines and concepts?, that create fear. The” what if” question lives on fear and not facing reality, which in a way is deflection of dealing with our present issues. This causes us to live in the past and prevents new experiences. We, as people are in the midst of a paradigm shift in consciousness. A time is coming when people will rise up with one voice to not support such horrific, disgraceful use of imagination and instead, realize that what we focused on, we give invitation to expand ideas, concepts, ideologies that come into our lives and create fear, pain, anguish, distress and these visit us and our children.
A while ago, I wrote an article called “Body Wisdom”. In that article, I was stating that “it would be wise to listen to your own body wisdom within the silence as you meditate”. I have found that the ability to communicate with your own body wisdom gives you the advantage to utilize greater wisdom than the conscious mind has to offer. The conscious mind offers data, at best other people data that you accept as truth. So the question I have for you today is “Do you really know who you are?” also “Have you ever tried to find out who you are?” If you decide to ask this question, I would ask you not to ask somebody else but to ask your inner self within the silence. Before I started my own spiritual journey, I was confused to the distinction to be discovered between the ego and the real self. The ego will always focus its attention on the “what if” question instead of question on solving the present challenge coming into our awareness. In the beginning of my journey, I studied a book called “A Course on Miracles”, it was the first step to lasting freedom. This first step allowed me to adjust my mind set. After many years of studying the course, certain realization started to take place within my life. So I meditated on the following questions for several weeks
Question: What is the primal distinction to be discovered between “one’s real-self? And the ego?” In other words, who is the “real self”? The next question I asked was; if everything is an illusion? What was real and authentic? My own ego would always ask the “what if” question. So if we keep our focus on the illusion, the illusion gets bigger and more real. Our focus on the “what if” keep us living in the illusion. I felt that such a view can’t really escape dualism at all. This is where I saw and experienced conflict within myself. Now for me, conflict was evidence of lack of true peace and a degrading of what real love is. The real love is all encompassing so I choose not to be stuck in contradiction. With meditation, I expanded my consciousness and accelerated my awakening which opened other spiritual gates to the vastness of my soul. Then the soul through an expanded-consciousness allowed me to awaken and understand my life purpose and divine nature. It becomes necessary to awaken from the dream of the dreamer itself. The mind has the choice about what it chooses to think of what is reality. The “what if” will never happen for the next moment for NOW is a new moment. But what about what I feel? By focus attention and meditation on everything through the belief of metaphysical conclusion that “it all unreal” creates false reality. I am very much fused to a dream made by an internal sense of the dreamer.
What about the real reality of love? This then allow me to ask, how could love be a dreamer? For love is not separate. Love is real. With this realization, I felt a presence; a strange feeling of love was experienced within my body (This truth set me free). I realized that a belief created by the conscious mind which is based on fear and is the corner stone of what is seen and felt, is not real or illusion was erroneous. The fact that we state that object, people, things and experiences or ideas are illusion that draw our focus to them, which expands them and it does become a reality through “The Law of Attraction” (What you believe and expect is).
Thought patterns that that are focused on the “what if” question cause dilution of our life experiences which can become permanent. They keep us living in the past, avoiding this NOW moment and our new experiences which do not allow for new perceptions and discoveries. By only depending on the conscious mind which stores data that is obsolete, we ignore our Superior mind (Christ mind). This limits us from accessing the “Super Conscious Mind” which is available to all. This “Super Conscious Mind” gives access to all who attain the awareness within themselves of their oneness to “All That Is”. It is little wonder when we have a resistance to change our beliefs, ideologies and our accepted truths that any new wisdom emerges. Resistance to change keeps false assumption as our truth and limits our power. The “what if” story creates a blockage learned from the past actions. It used to be said “that knowledge was power”, but what is now taking place is wisdom. For what is knowledge without wisdom? We must know what to do with the knowledge that we have acquired and we must utilized this knowledge for all.
As children growing up, we accepted truth from those people who we depended on such as parents, brothers and sisters and closed relatives. These experiences are held in the subconscious mind. Our truth was clouded by their beliefs and their habitual pattern of thoughts, which we generally accepted as our own without ever testing. Recently there has been published new article relating to how the mind works. It is now generally accepted by the visionary community of innovative and new thinkers that “reality is a by-product of our beliefs, attitudes, habits and what we pay attention to”. With this new understanding, it beholds us to redefine our habitual patterns of thought and ideas based on our own perception. Empirical data is not enough. New perceptions and new discoveries always change the paradigm of our beliefs system in which we operate. Politics and economical shifts change our perception. In some point in our lives, we are faced with certain challenges. It would be wise to not allow the separate mind to focus on the “what if” question. Instead, ask the question for the purpose of solving the question of what is in your own awareness now which will create a desire for new wisdom. With new discoveries and perceptions we are able to overcome particular blockages. You must remember that modern science is now looking at reality creating as a product of our unconscious and subconscious beliefs manifesting as our truth. “What if” question makes us powerless and stuck.
By: Thomas McAuliffe