If you are anything like me, you make many assumptions each day. Most go unnoticed as they take place so quickly. For instance, I assume the ground under my feet will hold me up as I rise out of bed each morning.
Also, I assume that others are who I think they are.
But my biggest assumptions are that I know who and what I am — and that this “I” is separate from everyone else.
Appearances lead me to believe this. But then Jesus taught that we should not judge by appearances.
Dr. Carl Jung said, “One is oneself is the biggest assumption of all one’s assumptions.” (The Quantum Revelation, by Paul Levy, pg. 216.)
Why do you suppose the great psychiatrist would say this? And what does it mean? I certainly seem to be who I think I am.
Dr. Jung was a student of physics as well as of the psyche (or soul) and he taught that what lies under the appearance is really running the show, rather than our conscious thoughts and attitudes.
Our underlying motives and core beliefs guide our actions instead of the superficial reasons we tell ourselves to explain our actions. These underlying beliefs require time and patience to uncover. They are assumptions.
Assumptions need to be questioned. Through deep inquiry, we can find out where they came from and if they are still true. We will most likely discover they came from the past… are not relevant to this time… and they have been obstacles to our joy.
Quantum physics reveals that it is our perceptions that shape and form this basic invisible, formless energy of the universe. This becomes our view of reality.
We form this quantum energy according to how we see, our view of life. This is astonishing! Almost unbelievable.
Classical physicists still have trouble accepting what quantum physics reveals. How long did it take for humanity to recognize the earth was not flat? And some still believe in a flat world, disregarding all evidence to the contrary.
We actually live in a sea of quantum energy. It is formless and cannot be measured. It is the Source out of which everything emerges. Our thoughts, emotions and attitudes breathe right into it and shape our world.
Thus, we form our world through our beliefs. We assume the world to be “out there,” but it is our private reality.
Each of us lives in a different world — the one we shape and form.
We give everything the meaning it has for us. In truth, there is no objective reality! Everything is continually changing and moving.
You and I are the perceiving power that shapes and forms what we call “us” and “our” world.
We are creators of our reality. This is real power!
As long as we remain unconscious of this divine power within us, we see ourselves as victims. We assume life happens to us.
In truth, life happens as us — and through us.
Another way of putting it is: “What we see (view with our inner eye) is what we get.”
Let’s not assume we know who we are, or what we are.
Being creators of our experience, we can walk down new pathways instead of falling into the old familiar potholes filled with assumptions that we know who we are and what others are.
Right now, this very moment, we are filled with the greatest mystery we can imagine — the unknown. From this field of energy, the divine is revealing to us moment by moment what we need. We access this information as we live mindfully by quieting the ego mind and listening to what Spirit reveals.
Let us not assume we know what to do. Let us quietly listen to the divine mystery.
Let us listen deeply to the divine melody of our own soul that flows beneath our thinking.
We are the vehicle that universal energy sings through. We are the very Spirit of Evolution, becoming ever more beautiful as we create more harmony.