Decree vs Declare

Words have power. They direct consciousness. Most people are familiar with affirmations as a well-accepted means of positive personal change. Generally, they are spoken sentences of a format “I am…” followed by something positive, or they can be just a positive statement of the way things are or will be. By focusing your consciousness on a positive idea, its image and the feeling of its presence you give it substance in your life. And if you create and sustain the appropriate environment for it, the seed which you have just planted will come to fruition.

Consider these definitions:
To Declare is to state a fact, to acknowledge something created/existent.

To Decree is to create something well-defined, like a personal law that will govern one’s actions and thoughts, and to acknowledge the concreteness of the creation by acting in accordance with its present reality, whether yet visible to the eyes or not.

Affirmations are declarations. And use of “I am” is wielding the primary law of creation. A good reason to use it for self-enhancement, versus self-denigration.

A decree is an action taken explicitly for change. It is self-designated law for your personal world. It is from the perspective of a creator. You accept the creation’s existence like you accept gravity. “Done Deal.”

So, then. What to do with this information?

Declarations/Affirmations? Be careful with the use of “I am”, but find some good ones and go ahead.

A Decree, however, requires careful crafting and is not to be taken lightly because it involves more of a commitment and its effect can be more far-reaching. Use with mindfulness and caution.

Whatever you do, do it in love and joy.

Seymour Lovejoy


Point B

The general connotation of the phrase “getting from Point A to Point B” makes an assumption, that A and B are separate, with some “distance” in between, which one must navigate in some way, and experience the travel in some way. Realize, of course, that this perspective is a dual perspective promoted and accepted in a society that accepts duality as its modus operandi.

Our modern society, as a whole, doesn’t know much about a non-dual perspective named Advaita in Sanskrit, and part of Hindu tradition. Literally, A-dvaita, it means “not two”, i.e. a non-dual or monistic interpretation that can co-exist with the dual perspective – two ways to see and deal with the same thing.  Advaita advises that the most efficient way to get from Point A to Point B is to put your consciousness on Point B as a reality. Imagine what it’s like to be at Point B, the feelings, the sights, the sounds, the smells, and all that Point B presents. In that process of putting your focus on these experiences and feelings, you have given them substance.  You have created the components of Point B as you know they are.  Even if your eyes currently show you a “real” Point A, Point B’s blueprint has, in reality, been established with you in it.

The important thing is to accept it as a reality now and be thankful for it and not imagine any particular process for getting from Point A to Point B, because as soon as you think about having to do a particular sequence of things to get there, you’re ruling out other possibilities and means of Real-izing your presence at Point B, and you’re adding unnecessary time and experience to the process. If you think you have to swim the river, you may not see the speed boat offering you a ride.

In non-physical realms, such as what is called The Astral Realm, the world experienced in dreams, creation’s manifestation is immediate reality in one’s consciousness. If you think about Hawaii, your conscious is immediately there. You have switched to the Hawaii channel at will. Not controlling one’s thoughts results in tossing oneself around the universe, willy-nilly.

Now take this concept into the physical realm. If you fully accept the reality of the blueprint, and a conscious life not limited by time, and you do what the Point B version of you would do, Point A will fade and you’ll find yourself at Point B, with little or no effort expended.  It’s always good to cultivate and fertilize the soil and appropriately water where you plant a seed. Then the conditions will be right for the plant to flourish. If you want an audience with the Queen, get the clothes to be dressed appropriately.

So that’s the Point, Be.

Seymour Lovejoy