What does self-perpetuating mean? It means it’s all you. We live in a light universe, and in this light-universe, there is light and the reflections of light. The rest is a cold, dark void. Our third-dimensional reality is a silhouette of the higher dimensional realities. In our third-dimensional reality we see the light, but in higher dimensional realities we are the light. A mirror reflects light in the third dimension. The universe reflects your inner light in the fifth dimension and higher.
Life can be complicated because everything becomes complicated when we put filters in front of our light. As I see it, we all have a plethora of self-created filters in front of our light. Those filters are your third-dimensional beliefs. Those filters limit the brightness and projection of your true inner light. However, that is of no concern to the universe because the universe is incapable of having a concern. The universe is just a dark void of mirrors. Therefore, the universe is going to reflect exactly what you project. The universe is going to reflect you, back to you, at every level of who you are. This includes, but is not limited to the reflection of your self-created filters, which are your beliefs.
From a universal standpoint, you manifest what you believe and attract who you are. You manifest experiences when you interact with the elements you attract. The elements you attract consist of people, places, and things. Without elements, you can’t have an experience. The elements you attract are the result of the beliefs you have about yourself. Therefore, whichever way you choose to look at it, the least common denominator will always be your beliefs. Every limiting belief you have is another filter in front of your light which compromises its brightness.
Because we are engulfed in a dark void filled with reflective surfaces, everything you experience is going to be a reflection of yourself. This is because you are the only light In this dark void of mirrors known as the universe. My point is, you must be the light that you want to experience having shined upon you. You must believe you can have the experience before you can have the experience. You must believe you are capable of attracting the elements required to have the experience you desire before you can attract the required elements. You must belong to the experiences and the relationships before you can attain them. In other words, you must be the person who has it in order to get it. I realize I come across as self-contradicting so I'll try to explain as best I can.
When you're attracting, you are doing so from a specific point of reference. Your reference point is comprised of your attitude, your beliefs, your intentions, and your overall awareness to name a few. That said, your life as you know it will never be more exciting than you. If you are a total bore of a person who cannot see the excitement that is out there, then life is not going to hand you an exciting life without any effort on your behalf. Let's face it; if you are bored, then you're boring at this point in your life. I believe that everyone can feel a spark and be exciting, but bored people look about for stimulus instead of looking within themselves where the light shines.
Just like with excitement, life will never give you more love than you think you deserve. There can be plenty of love surrounding you, but you won't feel it if you don’t let it in. If you don't love yourself, you will never understand how someone can love you. Instead, you will believe that others are trying to manipulate you to get something from you until those are the only types you draw in because you see that in everyone. You will have a permanent wall between you and everyone else.
Life will never be satisfying and abundant until you can appreciate what you have. It takes a wise person to know when to rest and appreciate the rewards of his or her labor. If you would like to buy the latest gadgets, cars, and home decorations, then do it because that's the lifestyle you genuinely enjoy and not because you are trying to win a race with the rest of society. Remember, there will always be someone who will top you. Don't wait until you reach the age of seventy to figure this out. Don't find yourself looking back, only to ask yourself, “What was I doing all this time? I could have been enjoying life, but instead, I was too caught up in the competition."
You will never be happy in any relationship until you are happy with yourself. This includes all relationships from romantic, to work, to friendship, and to the ones you call family. To reiterate, when I say "happy with yourself,” I mean content and satisfied. This contentment must be of yourself as a person and your contribution as a whole to the world. Your purpose in life is what you contribute to society and how you contribute it. You must love your purpose and to love your purpose, you must have a purpose. Otherwise, you will slowly find yourself yearning for something different. All the new relationships, toys, and getaways you can pursue will never fill the empty void inside you.
Within your most authentic desires, the bliss is not so much in getting the experience as it is in being the person who is a part of the experience who balances with life in a way that leaves you wanting no more or less. The goal is to find that part of who you are. The way to begin this journey towards the right direction is to look within yourself for the truth. Don't be the person who looks outside himself or herself for the truth.
People who look about and away from themselves live with an empty void in their lives. What they don't realize is if they seek truths outside themselves then they will find truths that don't belong to them. The more they dive into truths outside themselves, the more they lose themselves in everything else. They genuinely believe that if they can figure out what the content people are using to their advantage, then they too can obtain the same benefits. If this is you, then you need to know that the only real truth is your truth. Only you have your awareness, while everyone else has theirs. Therefore, because this is the only awareness you could ever have, then the only truth you could ever know is the truth as it relates to you.
Your truth may not be the truth for anyone else in this entire world, but it is the truth because it is your truth. One way to understand the concept of a personal truth is to ask yourself, “Where does cold end and room temperature begin? Where does room temperature end and warm begin? Where does warm end and hot begin?” Everyone has their own personal reference points and preference points according to their body. Every one of us is right. Also, every one of us is wrong from another's point of view. This is the case with many issues and opinions in our society. There will never be one solid truth, so don't chase rainbows trying to figure it out. That said, it is in your best interests to find your own truth. Once you know your own truth, you will know the real truth because you will relate to the world from a stable reference point.
You must meet your desires halfway. To be the person who belongs to the experience you desire is to meet those desires halfway. In other words, to manifest any desire, you must first be willing to pay its price. That price can only be paid by you, through your expression, which is a result of your true inner attitude deriving from the core of your true inner beliefs. This doesn't mean you can't manifest or attract without self-modifications, but you take a chance of attracting what you have always attracted in the past. Therefore, self-modifications should be taken into consideration when you are pursuing a completely different experience than you have yet to explore.