New Age "Right Thinking" ? Or Christian Faith?
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Barbara Hartwell Percival
Sovereign Child of God
Believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ
November 18, 2008
The Law of Cause and Effect is impersonal, just like sunshine. If you are standing in the sun, you receive the warmth and healing benefits of the sun's rays. If you are standing in the shade, it seems like the sun isn't shining on you. But who moved you into the shade? Who moved you into the darkness? The truth is we are in darkness because of our ignorance.
Beliefs Become Limitations
All our experiences have led us to believe certain things about ourselves. Whether these beliefs are true or not really doesn't matter because if we accept them as true, then they are true for us. If we speak our word long enough, it becomes law in the universe. Pronounce your limitations vigorously enough and they're yours. Whether your beliefs are true or totally insane, if you accept them, then that's what your life will be about.
The aim of all great teachers since the beginning of time was to awaken us to the fact that we create our own reality. More importantly, we are responsible for everything that happens in our lives.
You may not have realized it until now, but everything you experience in your life is invited, attracted and created by you. There are no exceptions. That may not be good news if your life is not going the way you want it to. But since most of us are not too happy with what we have created in our lives, we have become highly gifted masters through attracting an over abundance of circumstances that we would rather not have.
We need to take responsibility for everything that has happened to us. Through the law of attraction, we attract either consciously or unconsciously everything that happens to us. Whatever anyone has done to us, we have participated in it, and are at some level, responsible. In essence, there are no victims, only volunteers.
Comments from Barbara Hartwell (2005)
First, none of what is written here is new to me. I have whole shelves full of books, some of which are over thirty years old, which outline these very ideas or different combinations thereof. I have also heard these ideas from various New Age "gurus" of one stripe or another.
I understand, by the way you have presented these ideas here, with such authority, that you believe them to be true. And I certainly respect your right to your beliefs. However, from my studies of this philosophy, over a period of many years, I do not agree.
Obviously, the attempts failed, but I've seen and heard enough of it over a period of many years to understand what it's about.
These "create your own reality"; "blame the victim" or " there are no victims, only volunteers" ideas are key to get people to accept anything and everything that happens, no matter how evil, no matter how atrocious, with the mistaken belief that they "brought it on themselves" or should "take responsibility" for it.
In my opinion, this belief system enslaves people, as I have witnessed many times. In fact, I could not have broken free of CIA if I had not realized this, and only through the grace of God. So, I can only go by what has been revealed to me directly and from the evidence I have seen in my own life, and the lives of others, as to what I know to be true.
Now, this is not to say that there are not PARTIAL truths here in your article. Such as that the unconscious (subconscious) mind has a "creative" capacity by which beliefs may materialize in certain ways. Such as that people can limit their potential by limiting what they believe in their minds to be true, etc.
On the other hand, in my own case, I was able to discern, as I read it, which parts I knew to be true and which false.
My purpose is not to argue with you (or anyone) about your beliefs or about a system of beliefs, including what you describe as "universal law". It is simply not something I do, as a matter of policy. I have had people send me this type of material many times, mostly with "good intentions", thinking that they would be "helping" me or "planting a seed" by presenting these ideas; or under the false assumption that I was not aware of them, thinking they would be new to me, etc. etc.
I can only say, speaking strictly for myself, that God has always spoken directly to me through the Holy Spirit (which I "hear" or "see" through spirit-filled intuition, clairvoyance, etc.) and sometimes through angels, and that my life has always been guided in that way.
In fact, most of my consciousness resides in the world of the spirit, which is one reason I am "in the world, but not of the world". And I do know the meaning of "Seek first the Kingdom Of God and His Justice...."
Since I can only speak for myself, I can tell you with no qualifications, that it is not "ignorance", nor lack of "right thinking" that has caused my problems or my circumstances, past or present. Nor is there "confusion" in my mind, nor in the spirit.
I am not "responsible" for all that happens to me. I have not "volunteered" to have abuses heaped on me. I did not invite malicious liars and psychotic stalkers to spread lies about me all over the Internet, to destroy my personal or professional reputation.
These abuses are totally undeserved by me. There is no "lesson" to be learned from these abuses. And they happened only as a result of being targeted for exposing the truth about government crime and corruption, spiritual wickedness in high places.
Those who happen to be bad guys and evildoers (by their own choice) most certainly ARE to blame for their crimes against God and humanity, and against me, and I will certainly continue to expose them and ask God to serve justice upon them.
I do know God's purpose for me and my life, which had been revealed to me long ago, and that is between me and God. No person can know that, nor dissuade me from my path, which was ordained by God before the foundation of the world.
As far as scripture goes, my real understanding comes only from the Holy Spirit and I never argue scripture with anyone, as it is an excercise in futility. As I'm sure you know, there are many books of scripture (non-canonical) which are not included in the various versions of the Bible. So, having studied them, I am not under the illusion that there is any literal or "legal" interpretation of scripture that I must follow.
There is no religious indoctrination or "churchianity" which controls my thinking, never has been. For me, my understanding comes direct through the Holy Spirt, always has.
Since I can only speak for myself, from my own experience, and have no wish to impose my beliefs on anyone else, I don't think there is much else I can say.
But the question in my mind, with due respect, is this: I have always been up front about what I believe and what I stand for. So, if you have known this (and especially in reading some of my articles and reports) how could you have thought there was any "agreement" at all in our respective beliefs?
It appears to me that you and I see things from a very different perspective. This does not mean we cannot be friends; we can agree to disagree with no animosity. However, it would make it difficult to have further discussions about my own life with you, considering that these beliefs you hold do not accurately reflect the truth about my life.
You are my friend. I know you to be a sincere person. I can only say that I do know exactly what is going on in my own life and that, aside from God, no one else can make that claim.
As I said, it was written for all and sundry, friends, family, strangers, the public, FYI. Not a plea for assistance, sympathy, counsel or advice. Just FYI, for anyone interested to know.
That is the truth and I stand by it. And the "vow of silence" in discussing my personal circumstances, for the most part is because I know that most people do not understand and it drains my energy and time, which I am simply not willing to have happen anymore. If most people do not understand, so be it. If some do, wonderful.
I continue to pray for God to change my circumstances, and God has answered many of my prayers. But it is God's will for me, not mine, that I ask to be done and that is what I trust in. It is God's word that is "law", not mine.
If in fact there is to be a "transformation" of any sort in my life (which may happen, as you seemed to believe or intuit) it will come through God's grace and not by any "tweaking" of my way of "thinking", which I now realize is what you may have been referring to, under the (false) assumption that I was changing my way of viewing things.
I can love people for who and what they are and still know that it is their false beliefs about me and my situation which are standing in the way of my relationships with them; and which prevent them from treating me with respect and/or offering me assistance without strings attatched, or attempting to control me, which I will not accept, as a matter of principle.
I respect other people's rights and personal boundaries, their free will, and expect them to respect mine. I only pray that God will heal those relationships in my life which can be healed, the ones which are most important to me. The others will fall by the wayside.
I hope that I have at least made it clear where I stand, in the hope you may understand my position, even if you do not agree with it. But then, it is not necessary for you to agree, only to respect my right to determine my own path, as I respect your right (or anyone else's) to determine yours.