Theorem #2: "The Universe is a mirror through which you can see yourself!"
Theorem #2, above, states the second foundation-forming statute of existence. As you will soon see, this theorem is a natural extension of Theorem #1.
Everything you perceive, externally, is a carbon-copy of some internal part of you. If it was not, then, it would NOT be present in your perceived reality. For example, if you live in a hurried, quick-paced world, then, internally you live there too. Your thoughts are, most surely, like your hurried world, fast-paced, quick, and short lived.
Now, many of you say: I don't know myself! Who am I? How can I learn? And, where do I start? Then you go out looking for some guru or organization to lead you to that mystical self. However, you need not go anywhere to find out about yourself but to open your own eyes and see the picture that you are painting. That reality-picture holds valuable clues to who and what you are.
You see! Who and what you are is contained in the reality that surrounds you. Your inner- you, projecting itself outward, pulls people, events, and things together in a way that is directly symbolic of your inner-you. Consequently, your perceived reality becomes a mirror reflecting back at you that inner-you. This reality-mirror exists because of the symbiosis that goes on between you and your reality (Theorem #1). Your consciousness, springing forth into existence, impressing itself upon the fabric of the Universe, causes the Universe's fabric to bend around the contours of your consciousness's energy field. A square impressed on the Universe flexes to the shape of a square. A circle will flex to the shape of a circle.
You can look at your consciousness's energy field as being made up of many squares and circles, all of varying degrees and shapes. Furthermore, each person's collection of squares and circles, differs, causing the Universe to wrap uniquely around each person. Naturally, you have control over these squares and circles. You can make them larger, smaller, increase their number or decrease their number. When you do change these internal structures, the Universe refits itself to that new contour and will reflect this new contour in your perceived reality-mirror.
So, what we are saying here is that your internal-you becomes the blueprint for your external reality-creating. And, like an architect, if you want to add or take away from that external reality, you must first change the blueprint. Anything you want to add-to or take-from your reality must be added-to or taken-from that personal, intimate you, beforehand, otherwise no exterior changes will result.
Any reality creating, which you already do, follows this internal-to-external design. This reality-structure usually goes unnoticed because you normally don't look at your reality-creating from this perspective. For example, to love another individual, you must first possess love within you. If all you have within you is hate, it will be impossible for you to find love in your reality. The fabric of the Universe can only bend to contours that you possess; a circle will not cause the Universe to bend into the shape of a square. A common practice in your culture is to search for that ultimate love -- your soulmate. However, that soulmate will never appear if, first, you are not soulmates with yourself.
Now, it's looking at your externally perceived reality and internalizing that picture that gives Theorem #2 its real power. From a personal perspective, your internal state is easier to control than what you perceive around you. For example, it is much easier to eliminate -- say -- hatred from your internal-you than from the rest of the world. Your internal-you is personal and intimate enough so that you can fathom controlling it. However, trying to rid the entire world of hatred can seem considerably harder, and impossible.
The point here, though, is that ridding the world of hatred is a non-concern, once you realize that the key to banishing something -- like hatred -- from your external world, is as easy as eliminating it from your internal world; just stop hating. If you stop hating, your reality mirror (your perceived external world) will change to reflect that new perspective. The external hatred that you see will quickly be replaced by its opposite: love. Using the reality mirror correctly is a matter of looking at your exterior reality to see what you like and dislike about it. Then, you look inward to see where those aspects reside within you. The ones you like, you keep. The ones you dislike, you discard. The ones you desire, you add.
Let's say that you look into your reality-mirror and you see sadness. Many people seem sad and depressed. Looking inward, you realize that you, yourself, feel sad and depressed. Remember! To change the exterior you must first change the interior. So, do just that! For the next week, make an effort to will yourself to happiness. Try to smile periodically and feel the state of happiness inside you. One week later, take notice to your exterior reality. Ask yourself, Does my reality-mirror seem happier this week as compared to last week? If you do the exercise correctly, you should notice an increase in your perceived-exterior happiness. People should seem more cheerful as compared to the previous week. That improvement in joviality is due to the minor change in your inner state. A continuation of this practice will eliminate much of the sadness from your reality and from yourself.
Another use for the reality mirror is its use as a kind of gauge to see if your life is in balance. For example, if your reality-mirror reflects back at you many broken relationships, and it seems to you that no good relationships exist in your exterior reality, then, your internal-you is out of balance in this area too.
You see! Your reality-mirror should ALWAYS reflect a healthy selection of both sides of any duality. One of the things physical reality teaches you is balance. To assist with this lesson, physical reality is full of many contrasts: male & female, good & bad, right & wrong, love & hate, ect. These polar-dualities demonstrate to you the limits of certain conditions. Each polar-duality, when taken to its extreme, can be unproductive and, sometimes, even destructive. Love when it turns obsessive no longer nurtures but instead smothers.
Your reality-mirror will effectively tell you when your inner state is out of balance. For example, if you dislike yourself to an unhealthy level, your reality mirror will reflect that state back at you. Much of what you see in your reality-mirror will be people disliking themselves. The opposite case holds true too. If all you experience in your reality-mirror are people that are in-love with themselves, then, most likely, you are guilty of the same practice. Too much self-love blinds you from seeing the needs of others. You become engrossed in yourself and, sadly, the needs of those around you begin to suffer.
Many times your inner state is transparent to you. The reality-mirror is one sure way of showing you the workings that are going on behind that transparency. However, for it to be effective in this task, you must be aware of the nature of the reality-mirror. Once you are aware of its nature, as you are becoming, you can become inwardly-enlightened.
Inner-enlightenment is the act of rebalancing some out-of-balance, inner condition. You feel enlightened because a great weight has lifted from your aura. That great weight is the previously unbalanced condition. Each step you take toward a state of perfect inner balance releases more of your consciousness's tied-up power. That tied-up power is resource that you need to create your world with! Extremes of existence consume consciousness's focus by wasting reality-creating power in directions that are, for the most part, nonproductive.
You see! When experience remains in the middle-ground, your consciousness's power- consumption becomes efficient (Hermes' Reality Cooker I, The Creation Mechanism). For instance, having insufficient-focus, in a particular direction, will expend too little energy to create that aspect. The small but precious energy applied becomes wasted. On the other hand, too much power and focus wastes valuable power too, power that could go elsewhere. The application of more power, going towards the additional materialization of some event, which already has adequate power for manifestation, becomes pointless. Over-focus will squander that extra creative power and causes no significant increase in the materialization of that particular event.
So, the reality-mirror becomes a great tool to use in coming to know one's self and to keep that self in balance. The power of your consciousness to create is awesome, especially when honed and used properly. Your reality-mirror, used as that honing mechanism, becomes indispensable in monitoring your self-progress. Keeping one eye on your reality-mirror and another on your inner state will have your consciousness always operating at peak performance.
In the next chapter we explore the third theorem in this power-trio and, possibly, the most riveting concept of the reality-creating business.