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Modern Alchemy

The past, present, and future are all properties of consciousness. The past is recollection, memory. The future is anticipation. The present is awareness. Time is the movement of thought. Past and future are products of the imagination—only the present, awareness, is real and eternal. The present is the potentiality of spacetime, matter, and energy. It is an eternal field of possibilities experiencing itself as abstract forces such as heat, light, gravity, magnetism, or electricity. These forces exist neither in the past or future. They simply exist.

Our interpretation of these abstract forces give us the experience of concrete form and phenomena. Remembered interpretations of abstract forces create the past, anticipatory interpretations of the same forces create the future. These are the qualities of attention in consciousness. When these qualities are freed from the burden of the past, then action in the present becomes fertile ground for the creation of the future. Intention mixed with detached freedom of the present, serves as the catalyst for the proper mix of matter, energy, and spacetime events to create whatever it is we desire.

If we have life centered, present moment awareness, then real or imagined obstacles begin to disappear, disintegrate, or can be transmuted into opportunities through single pointed intention, which is a quality of attention that is unyielding and unwavering. Single pointed intention means holding our attention to an intended outcome with such unbending purpose that we refuse to allow obstacles to consume and dissipate the focused quality of our attention. There is a total and complete exclusion of all obstacles from our consciousness.

We are able to maintain an unshakable serenity while being committed to our goal with intense passion. Such is the power of detached awareness and single focused intention simultaneously. Learn to harness the power of intention, and we can create anything we desire. Relinquishing attachment to result is powerful. All that we desire can be acquired through detachment because detachment is based on the unquestioning belief in the power of our true selves.

Attachment, on the other hand, is based on fear and insecurity. Attachment comes from poverty consciousness because attachment is always to symbols. Detachment is the freedom to create. From detached involvement, we can have joy and laughter. Without detachment, we are prisoners of helplessness, hopelessness, mundane needs, trivial concerns, and quiet desperation—the distinctive features of a mediocre existence.

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