“What seems to be, IS, to those who it seems to be.” – William Blake. It seems that William was on to something with that statement about the “Power of Seamings.”
What life seems to be for you, determines your destiny. It isn’t “reality” that plays as big a role in your fate as does your model of reality. And your model of reality is comprised of all of those ideas that seem very true to you. Thus, what appears as solid reality depends not so much on what is actually there as on your assumptions (what seems to be there), when you look.
Let’s take this a step farther. What seems to be happening in your reality gives you your responses to life. And your responses to life give you your experiences of life. And your experiences of life validate what life seems to be about for you.
Oh my God! Could it all be a dream? Are we making all of this up with our seemings? Is that what Emerson was referring to when he said that the world is plastic and fluid? Wait a minute. Maybe that’s not scary news. Maybe that’s great news. Does that mean that we can change our world at will if we simply take the time to have life seem different today than it seemed yesterday?
What if you made a firm resolution to say three dozen times a day, “It SEEMS to me that life is beautiful and I am here to enjoy its many treasures.” What if the subconscious part of your mind picked up on this new SEEMING, and considered it your high command? Is it possible that all kinds of exciting and new things might appear in your world for you to enjoy?