for ages 9-13
In this class
Do you know one of the most powerful lessons
you can learn in life? (Most people don't know this lesson)
Would you like to know what it is? (It is very simple. But sometimes it is difficult to
Are you ready?
The choices you make are
responsible for every one of your life’s experiences. You are the creator
Now I know that might sound kind of strange but it is very true. It means that you are responsible
for your life. Whether you are sad or happy, loving or not loving, peaceful
or not peaceful, in heaven or hell. It is not the world or your mum or your
teacher that makes you happy, it is not anyone else, it is only you. You and
your choices. The way you think.
For example, if you choose to think of yourself as
being ugly, then guess what? That will be your experience. You will always
see the ways that you are ugly and not the ways that you are beautiful. It
is strange but if you do some research you will find that
often the most
beautiful people think of themselves as being ugly. If you think of yourself
as being stupid, then your subconscious mind will look for all the ways that
you are stupid and not notice the times when you are smart. It is your choice.
If you want to have a joyful life, you first need to
choose joy. Choose to see yourself as a joyful, loving person and focus on
all the times that you are in joy. If you remember only the times that you
are sad than you will continually reinforce that version of you. You will
think of yourself as being a depressed or sad person. Try remembering the
best version of you – and with your remembering you will reinforce and
strengthen that version of you. You are the creator of you, and your
thoughts and choices and intentions are the chisels that sculpt you. Does
that make sense?
For example, if you want to be a successful dancer,
then you need to think of yourself as a success. Imagine how it feels,
imagine yourself moving effortlessly as a great dancer and then celebrate
each one of your experiences that reinforces that vision of yourself. When
you practise your dancing, don’t focus on the times that you don’t feel like
you are dancing well, put all of your attention on those moments when you
are dancing like a great dancer.
Perhaps you want to be the best fireman in the world,
well, the same thing is true. Imagine how it feels to be the best fireman in
the world. How he or she would act at a fire or around friends. Then
reinforce over and over that version of you. It is simple isn’t it? Your
choices, your thoughts and intentions shape every experience of yours in
Aim high. Look at the best. Don’t choose the lowest,
choose the highest version of yourself.
You are like a computer programmer writing a program.
Only the computer is your mind, and you can program your mind
to think the things you choose to think.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. The best we can do is
intend to live our highest life. Sometimes what we think of as failures are
exactly the steps we needed to make so we can succeed. The challenge is not
just to wish but to will it. When we wish we just hope it might happen but
we don’t change. When we will something, we realise that we are the creator
and we have to change to make something happen. The world does not change by
itself, we change it!
When you first start surfing there is not a person in
the world who doesn’t fall off. Everyone gets knocked around by the waves,
everyone falls off. If you got mad every time and said to yourself that you
are such a failure, then you might not get back on the surfboard and find
the wonderful joy of catching a wave. You just need to know that falling off
isn’t a failure, it is a necessary step, it is a part of success.
Ask yourself right now what is the absolute best thing
I could do with my life. The best thing I could do with this year, this
week, this day, this hour. Think about it. Remember that your life is your
choice. If you want a great life, then choose it.
And be sure that every time your experiences reinforce this highest version
of you, you celebrate them. For example, if you believe that the highest
version of you should offer love and help other people, then try practising
that. When you do offer love to others and you feel a glimpse of the highest
you, then take a moment to congratulate yourself, you are living your
Then ask yourself what sort of world would you like to
live in. Imagine for a moment that you could create the world. Would you like to live in a world of love or a world of fear? Is
your world going to be a place where people or animals or nature are
exploited? Would you like to live in a world where people live in peace? Now
make a choice to be a person in that wonderful world of yours. How would you
act? What choices would you make? Allow yourself to be inspired by your
perfect world. Then really take notice of the ways your perfect world is
starting to be created in your life. Look at the people that come into your
life. See if they are helping you to create that perfect world. Try it for a
few days and see what happens. Remember you cannot change your world by
changing others, it is your choices that will dictate your life’s
‘be the change you wish to see’ –
The simplest thing to remember is that God is within us
all. And God is a creator. We create heaven or hell. So it is for us to
choose. We create heaven or hell every moment, our universe is that perfect.
Our perfect universe will be whatever we choose.
As much as we are responsible for creating our world -
so is everyone else for creating their world. You cannot make another person
happy. They will only be happy if they start choosing those thoughts. So
please don't feel responsible for other people's life. The best thing you
can do is be an example to them.
Take a moment to think about this. Do you know people
that are living in hell? Look at their choices. Usually you will find that
they do not take responsibility for their choices. Usually they feel they
are victims of other people, the government, of fate. They take no
responsibility. They think of the world as being a place that scares them
and they have to try and cope.
People that are happy and loving are perhaps very rare.
But take notice of their state of mind. You will find that they are taking
responsibility for their choices. They realise that they are not victims but
they are in control. They are not concerned so much with the events of their
lives as their reaction to them. They feel that they are living their
highest life, that they are in the flow of love. They think of the world as
a fantastic adventure that is always safe and full of love and every moment
To be responsible for your choices, for your happiness,
takes real bravery. Many people find it easier to blame others and other
things, and many times they just don’t know that it is all up to them.
So next time you feel sad or depressed, or perhaps even
angry or alone, the answer is not in blaming others, the answer is in you.
From the class on love you will remember that real happiness is only found
in the giving and receiving of love without conditions or expectations. In this moment, right now, you can be happy, you are the creator.
So you be
the source of your happiness, you be the source of your love and you will
find yourself living in heaven, here and now.
you like try a meditation with me?
We'll start like before.
Close your eyes and relax. Try not to think of other things but just for a
moment watch your breath. Feel the air flowing in and out of your body.
If you get really good at this all you will be able to notice is the air flowing
in and out.
Then I would like you to imagine that you are like a genie, a wizard that can
make any wish come true. Imagine that you are a special genie that does not deal
with physical things but just feelings.
Take a moment and then be really wise about what you wish for.
You can wish for any feeling you like. It might be more peace, or more joy or
more love. To make your wish come true you have to imagine the feeling inside
your heart. Imagine it like a ball of light like the sun and then feel the light
is shining that feeling through every part of you.
See if you can sit in silence for a few minutes like this
watching the light shining through your entire body.
When you are ready, relax a little but keep your eyes closed. Just for a few
moments think about the feelings that you can expand in your life to make you
Remember that it is you that is in control. It is you that
makes you happy. No one else can make you be happy. You are the creator.
When you are ready take a couple of deep breaths and relax – your meditation is
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