I watched a tiny baby; for months, I studied her intently. I saw the truth about her – I saw her as a remarkable unconditioned state of consciousness. “Unconditioned state of consciousness,” I mean that this tiny infant was clearly aware of being, simply being – everything goes! Possibilities unlimited!
This tiny infant was absolutely free to be whatever she choose to be. She had not yet been conditioned to be aware of being a child (not an adult), or a girl (not a boy), or pretty (hopefully, not ugly), or intelligent (hopefully, not stupid), or anything else for that matter. She was simply self-existent – hanging out in bliss. She was simply aware of her beingness with no judgment, no opinions, no positive or negative points of view.
And then, what comes along are the Terrible Two’s – the beginning of conditioning, of enculturation, of indoctrination. I wonder how all of that will turn out for her? Will she consider herself to be an intelligent, beautiful expression of humanity? (Oh, I so hope so). Or will she assume she is not smart enough, not pretty enough, not lovable (Oh, I hope not).
If I could take you back to when you were a tiny infant, and this time endow you with wisdom so that you would know that what you allow the world to condition you to be can cause dire consequences in your life. And if I could imbue you with the knowledge you need so you could decide your own conditioning, conceive yourself as you want to be – in spite of what the world may try to impose upon you – what would you assume differently about yourself? Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief – what shall it be for thee? How shall you be a rich man? What would you believe about yourself that would have you live beautifully and prosperously so that you not only lifted yourself higher, but also lifted all of humanity? Imagine!!!