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Excerpted from Wisdom from an Empty Mind by Jacob Liberman. Copyright © 2001 by Jacob Liberman. Excerpted by permission of Empty Mind Publications.  All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. HTML and web pages copyright © by SpiritSite.com.

"The ideas imprinted in the mind convert the one light of Source into the rainbow of frequencies we experience as life."

  Jacob Liberman, Wisdom from an Empty Mind, Part 3

The Mind Makes It Matter

Just as the film in a projector transforms light into the movie we observe on the screen, the ideas imprinted in the mind convert the one light of Source into the rainbow of frequencies we experience as life. As we look at the world around us, we see a multicolored projection of our inner self. The frequencies of life we are attracted to represent the aspects of ourselves we are most comfortable with. The frequencies we are not attracted to remind us of the aspects of ourselves we’ve yet to embrace.

Change our ideas — the mind’s film — and everything changes. When we stop identifying with our ideas al- together, the film dissolves completely, allowing light to move through us without resistance. We become full-spectrum beings — holographic focal points of the sun — radiating the light of God into the world. When things no longer matter, life once again becomes light.

Being Normal Isn’t Natural

Many of us pride ourselves on being "normal," but what we call normal may not be very natural — let alone healthy! If you’re "normal," you will probably experience cancer, arthritis, vision loss, or heart disease sometime during your life, and your natural process of saging will be reduced to aging.

If you want to view life in its natural state, go into nature and observe animals. Wild animals live effortlessly in the Kingdom of God. They are always present — never doing anything early or late, excessively or deficiently. Their behavior is a model of the word "responsibility," meaning they respond to life with presence and awareness at all times.

When they’re hungry, they eat. When they’re not hungry, they don’t worry about where their next meal will come from. You never see a bear looking for a job, doing aerobics, or taking a cigarette break! We are the only species with concepts of unemployment, exercise, and addiction.

In order to reclaim our natural connection with life, we must begin living with greater presence, respect, and gratefulness. We have been living under the illusion that evolution has ended with us at its helm. Perhaps the dinosaurs thought that, too! Animals live in the Kingdom of God. We occasionally visit on weekends.

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