“As soon as your eyes open each day, be Genesis 1.
In the beginning, God created from a space of formlessness and emptiness. Consider that this is how each day begins, formless and empty. Born out of the likeness and image of God, you are the creator of each new day. Where there is currently formlessness and emptiness, you bring things into existence that are currently not there, or only exist now inside you as something you know, think, see, feel, intuit, or desire.
You are not a victim of the world, you are the inventor of it. God continues to extend outward through you and your works of creation.
You are not a victim of the world you see because you created it in and through your thoughts, actions, ways of being, and the stories you have carried about yourself, God, others and life itself. Look around – this is the world you have made. The outer world as you see it is a manifestation of your inner world.
You are not a victim of the world you see, you can give it up as easily as you made it up, and you can create a new world in its place.
Consider this – there is another way of looking at the world and everything and everyone in it. You can shift your inner perception of yourself, God, others and life, and then see and create a whole other world that reflects it. You can give up the stories you have carried for too long and write new ones.
Consider this – that you can shift your perception of the world and see peace instead of what you see now.
Carry this thought and absorb it fully – every day is Genesis 1. Every day you wake up into a world that is formless and void, waiting for you to create it. The divine energy to create flows through you and is you. God is forever extending outward through you and your creations.
People pray, asking God to change the world, not realizing that they have created the world and have the power and authority to create something new. We pray for God to better the reality of our lives, not realizing that we have created our own reality and have the power to create something different.
You will fight this thought by telling yourself that your life is the way it is because of what other people have done or are doing, and that you never asked for the circumstances you have had to endure or are enduring in your life. It is true that you are not responsible for or to blame for the actions others take. But let this empower the thought of reclaiming your life, and generating a new life out of the goodness and beauty of who you are, and not what people said you were or made you feel you were.
It will mean something different for every person, but try on the thought that you have awakened into Genesis 1. Your world… life… and day is formless and void, and you have the opportunity to create it.
Let there be ________________.”
– Jim Palmer, Notes From (over) The Edge