The past has brought us to where we are now. The future is where we are not at, yet. So the present is the only reality we can truly experience and influence – provided our consciousness is fully active and awake in the present moment, neither brooding over the past nor worrying about the future.
Many of us would like to be able to correctly predict the future, but few of us believe we can. Most of us wish we could shape the future to our liking, but hardly any of us believe we can. However, what if we could collectively pull the desired future into the present by using the combined power of our thought?
This has been happening “forever.” Every great work of art, architecture, music, literature and science existed in its own future before it was made manifest; literally pulled into the ‘present reality’ by its creator or discoverer. The Mona Lisa, Taj Mahal, St. Matthew Passion, Hamlet and the polio vaccine were all unrealized possibilities in the minds of Leonardo da Vinci, Shah Jahan, JS Bach, William Shakespeare and Jonas Salk, before these illustrious gentlemen “present-ed” their thoughts to the world.
Consider the word present. The present moment is now. At present I am present, not absent. I am here, now. The present is a gift presented to us. It is the presence of eternity wrapped up in the briefest instant of time. Moving backward in time, time NOW is time WON. In other words, if the past is the temporal foundation that supports the present, then the greater the number of ‘presents’ we accumulate, the stronger, deeper and more secure will our time in this world be. As long as our thoughts and consciousness are present in the past or future, they are absent in the present, and our creative power remains on “hold.” “Now” is the only source of real power available to us. We can learn from the past; we can intend for the future; but we can only act or create in the “now.” It has been suggested that if all the people who were stuck in the past, or worried about the future were subtracted from the total world population, there would remain very few people actually present.
Intention is the instrument of creation. Intention can change the world. If enough of us intend the desired changes, our conjoined thoughts will have the power necessary to effect the changes. First, we must imagine the world as we would like it to be. As individuals we each have ideas that can contribute to the kind of world we collectively desire. Then we must connect – actually or imaginatively – with as many like-minded souls as we can. Pictorially or emotionally, we must ‘see’ and ‘feel’ what is intended as if it already exists in the present moment. We must pretend that it is so. Without concern over details or how the change is happening, we must think and act as if our desired world is an actuality NOW. All evidence to the contrary must be dismissed from our thoughts as “shifting shadows of negativity against a positive backdrop of Light.” As each of us, in our own time, holds the desired outcome in mind, the Law of Attraction will gather our thoughts and intentions into a unified Whole. This is when the universe takes over and intervenes. Gradually, subtle shifts will begin to occur that will extend globally until the light of a new paradigm shines down upon our planet and dispels the ancient darkness, forever.
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About the Author:
Alan Solomon: born in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 8th 1938. Currently living in Pasadena California.
Alan Solomon is one of South Africa’s foremost violinists, composers and music educators. Having enjoyed a successful career as soloist, conductor and professor of violin and viola at the university of Pretoria, he retired in 1999 to Long Island NY where, for ten years, he taught violin to children of school-going age at the North Shore Suzuki School.
In 2009 he moved to Pasadena CA where he continues to teach theory and music history to his daughter’s cello pupils. He also trains and conducts a cello ensemble comprised of her more advanced students. The rest of his time is spent reading and writing metaphysical articles, contemplating life’s mysteries, and happily playing with his grandchildren.