At some point we must stop acting like children. We must stop blaming others for our mistakes and take full responsibility. We must stop pretending that we cannot hear and that we cannot understand. It has been said over and over, and over again. By me and by hundreds of others. Even Jesus, who truly believed that people could not, and would not understand, said, “as you sew so shall you reap, by your words shall it be done unto you”. Yet we have not listened. We have not taken note. We have simply continued our path. Truly. I should have woken up petrified, worried and maybe like everyone else on Social media on my knees, with my hands up in the air, and tears streaming down my face. I am a Dominican, after all. But I could not. I could not be petrified of what I had created. I could not be petrified by the results of my continued thoughts and focus. Our Thoughts create our reality. What have I been thinking of over the past month, hurricane, hurricane, hurricane. I tried to blame someone else on Facebook. But I know no one is to blame, this is not a blame game. You cannot blame a person who is not thinking right, for their actions, they know no better. So, I take full responsibility. Because I read the post, I followed them, I watched the pictures and videos and sometimes I even commented. So yes, I created this, we created it, so why should we be petrified of our creations? Greg Braden, the scientist said, “the square root of 1% of the population can determine the direction of the entire population.” Well Dominica if seventy-three thousand strong so only twenty-seven people need to believe the wrong things for us to create a category five hurricane. And boy did we believe. One browse of social media will show how much we believed, how much we wanted it, how we almost begged and pleaded with God for it. When hurricane Irma passed, we wondered why we did not get it. We were prepared for it. We post one hundred thousand posts about it. Some of us increased our Facebook profiles with it. Some even dared God to create, claiming how can man have anything to do with hurricane. Our entire focus was on it. So, we created it. We put so much pure energy in it we made it a category five overnight. In a room filled with men it was said “Everyman is self-made, he draws unto himself success or disaster according to his thoughts.” All the rich and successful men in the room smiled with pride and winked at each other. All the poor, unsuccessful men walked out complaining. “How can they believe we wanted to be in this situation? This is not my fault. It is theirs.” Well, it is time to take responsibility for our thoughts, our words and our actions. When I woke up the next morning I was shocked. Because I had not given Marie much credit, it was just a tropical storm. I quote someone on Facebook, “it just turned into a category five hurricane as it hit Dominica.” But what was more shocking was the amount of people who were suddenly concerned. Everyone who had a friend, who had a friend, who was Dominican was now waiting to hear something. But I was not worried. I was not worried about death because life is eternal, and the best place you can find yourself is in the afterlife. I feel compassion however, for those who must deal with the death of their loved ones. But I was not worried. Because worry is wasted mental energy. Worry is the act of a mind which does not know its connection to the creator. Why worry about whether the people under God’s protection will be protected. It is as if you do not believe that God’s going to do God’s work. So those who worried began to pray. I do not pray. I give thanks. I think traditional prayer has become an insult to the creator. A bunch of us sitting at home supplicating to God for this and for that. God help them, God save them, God watch over them. God protect them from the hurricane. That is an insult to God, because it implies that God was not doing that before. And because God exist to fulfil your deepest thoughts we inadvertently, with the help of God off course, create situations such as a category five hurricane from which we need help, from which we need to be saved and from which we need protection.
Joyce Louison – warrior of light
New Thought Movement UK