So the 3 Principles are supposed to change my life, right? Like a pharmaceutical, just read a book by Pransky, listen to two Sydney Banks clips, twice a day, for 10 days and...poof!, you'll transform into a pumpkin.
Not quite. But I would understand why you might think so. This post aims to clarify how the 3 Principles can make a difference in your life.
It's this curiosity that propelled me in the direction of learning something new.
With almost every person who speaks about the 3 Principles, you'll hear, in one form or another, that two things have happened. Step 1: They woke up to something referred to as "the 3 Principles". Step 2: They noticed a much better feeling in life. They found themselves being "more connected", "happy" and "present".
What struck me was not just the order of events, but the lack of "doing" anything within their description of what had happened. At some point, they woke up to something they didn't realize before, and whatever they realized really helped them. Yes, they may indicate that they first heard about it from a really good facilitator or by attending a wonderful seminar, but there were others at the same speech who saw nothing new at all!
You see, there is no tried and true way to generate an awareness of something we don't yet see. There is no pill to pop. No alarm to set. No specific place to go. The only thing I can say with certainty, is that when I see someone else finding relief and hope through this understanding - I get curious, and if I truly want to understand it too, I might then choose to do a bunch of things that might help me understand - like going to seminars or reading books or a million other things.
But that moment of understanding, when the world looks absolutely different than it did a few minutes ago - is not under anyone's control. For some, all it takes is one conversation, for most it takes a more sustained immersion in these ideas, for others - they may never vividly wake up to the fact that our personal realities are generated by G-d, through us via Thought and Consciousness.
I may never see any more deeply than I already do, that every single experience is an illusion. I may never see with more clarity the ludicrousness of a staying in a bad feeling. I may never gain a deeper realization of just how free I really am.
But I'm curious, very curious. And when I stay curious,
What I seek arrives.