“I’ll believe it when I see it,” and “Seeing is believing” are things we hear and say every day. Our educational system is heavily biased to cater to those who process information visually. Science and medicine rely on what can be seen and therefore measured to the exclusion of any other form of awareness.
But if our interest is consciousness, is it really in our best interest to put so much faith in what we see with our eyes? Does this cause us to exclude other forms of awareness?
Dr. Dain Heer, co-developer of Access Consciousness™ and co-author of many books with founder Gary Douglas, observes that “One of the greatest limitations we have is that we need to see something in order to change it, in order to fix it, in order to make it different, and if we don’t see it, it doesn’t exist. Your life gets a lot easier if you realize every time you do to say ‘I see this,’ or ‘I don’t see this,’ you could ask, ‘What else can I be aware of that I’ve misidentified as seeing?’”
Douglas states simply, “Being clear is not seeing. Some of you have gotten to the point where only through seeing something can you create it. That’s a vibrational virtual reality you’re trying to create from, as though vision is creating and creating the vision and the vibration of the vision is the creation of reality.” Not true, he says. “Demand and choice and choice to demand are the elements of creation, not visualization.”
“The biggest mistake you make is assuming visual is aware,” continues Douglas. “Visual is not aware. Metaphysics always talks about visualizing. It never works but they always talk about it. You think if you can get the visual of it then you can actualize it. The only way you’re going to actualize anything is from the energy of it. That’s why the law of attraction doesn’t work, because it’s about visualizing what you would like instead of being the energy of what you would like to create so you can actualize it into existence.”
Energy itself cannot be seen, Heer has observed. Energy is the first language, the source of all other languages and the one language everyone speaks, whether they acknowledge it or not. It is also the source of creation of everything in the universe.
This emphasis we put on the value and importance of visualizing and visual acuity can actually lead us away from consciousness and away from an awareness of energy. “Beyond this reality cannot be visualized,” observes Douglas. “The problem with visual acuity is you can only create based on what you can see, not what you can be.
“If you’re functioning from visual acuity you’re trying to get a vision of what consciousness is rather than a sense, an awareness of what consciousness is.”
“We have created visual acuity as a way to avoid creating a future,” says Douglas. “If you cannot visualize what the future can be you cannot create that as a reality.”
Even worse, “your visual acuity is dedicated to the immutable laws of this reality and everything you cannot change, that you must abide, live with, and tolerate.”
Our sense of visual acuity actually functions to limit what we can have because it works like a decision. “When you’re visually accurate you must eliminate everything that doesn’t match that (picture) because it is not what you have defined as appropriate awareness. Visual acuity is not awareness. Often it’s fantasy, often it’s insanity, sometimes it’s a memory of past lives, and sometimes it’s an awareness of what you shouldn’t have done that you did and things that you should have done that you didn’t do.”
Yet, brilliant beings that we are, “You won’t see visual acuity as a limitation. You think visual acuity is a superior capacity. You keep trying to make visual acuity the sum total of possibility.”
Douglas discovered the limitation of this years ago, when participants in his early seminars put great emphasis on what they “saw.” They would give him pictures that didn’t match the energy he was perceiving. He found that following those pictures quickly became a wild goose chase, while clearing the energy he perceived with the clearing statement produced a quicker and lasting change. He discovered “the picture was the one thing that would distract them from the energy that would allow something to change.”
Have you been holding yourself back because you couldn’t see what was possible or what you’d like to create in your life? What if the vision you were longing for were not only unnecessary, but not in the best interest of you or your creation?
What could you be aware of then? And what else would be possible for you to choose?