Throughout the course of our lives we have heard the phrase “it doesn’t matter,” or “it matters.” Little attention is given to the deeper connotation of these words. The idea that something “matters” or doesn’t “matter” is a direct reference to the need for it to take shape or form. If it matters, this would imply that it is necessary for it to take on form, to materialize, whether physically or emotionally. We are giving permission for it to move out of wave form into particle form. If it does not matter then there is no need for it to take shape or form; no need for it to move out of its wave form.
Our lives are based on the things that matter to us, but upon close examination we might be quite surprised to realize where emphasis has been placed. Exactly where have we placed our emphasis? What things seem to matter? That which matters exists as the substance of our material experience, for when it does not matter then it does not exist for us. However, it might matter to someone else, and therefore exists in an allotted time and space designated to accommodate that which matters, or will materialize. Ultimately our reality is constructed of only the things that matter. Therefore all that seems to exist in the invisible holds a space of invisibility from our sight, because such things have no relevance to us at the moment; they do not matter in our current paradigm. When it matters, then components of the invisible will materialize.
It is amazing to think that we have used these words an incalculable number of times to create reality. We pay attention to the things that matter. Here we have it once again: a set of words heard throughout our lives, from our parents, school, work and those in authority. So what currency are we using to pay attention? We are using our energy to bring things into focus. Our applied attention is really a projection of energy, or more specifically, a navigation of emotions, which are electrochemical impulses. So, we make payment with the thought or emotion behind the energy output. Since we know that it is the science of observation—the focus of the observer—that creates reality, then we can more clearly see how we create those things that we give focus to; those things that we pay attention to.
Collective reality is a result of a group effort of determining what matters, and in so doing what we see before us as a common experience are those things that we have each agreed matter. This formula can be seen in full effect in an entire culture or race of people. The media has assisted in planting seeds in our minds about what does or does not matter, and so we materialize those things through the power of suggestion. The same holds true with projections through movies, spiritual leaders, education, government and the corporate structure. We are constantly being reminded of what should be important, or what is expected to be important to us. The subtlety of the suggestions is clever. We are prompted to pay attention to the impending doom of the environment or of the potential doom of 2012.
What matters, paper or plastic or an environmental bag? Which do you choose? Do you choose out of fear, or do you choose based on your own personal preference? This simple process of consumers switching from plastic to carrying their own environmentally–friendly bags shows the easy manipulation of the human mind based on information cataloged and fed to consumers, who will more than likely not do their own research into what they are being told. Much of this new environmental programming is simply more of the same old manipulation by those who determine what should matter. The energy of the masses is always needed to construct the vision of what collective reality should look like. They need you to pay attention. The Poverty program is quite prominent in people of color throughout the planet, and is reinforced by the manner in which the rest of society is encouraged to pay attention to this matter. Both sides lend energy to an acceptance of a people in what seems to be irreversible poverty. The minds of an entire race of people hold this matter in focus as an accepted fate. Those who understand this science do all that is necessary to hold this program in place, with the support of an unsuspecting society.
Since we are experiencing reality on the material plane, then everything here matters to us. We don’t seem to deviate from the pattern of reality we hold in focus. There is no deviation from the base structure or model of reality.
Definitions For Matter
Matter is a general term for the substance of which all physical objects are made. Typically, matter includes atoms and other particles which have mass. A common way of defining matter is as anything that has mass and occupies volume.[
Something that occupies space and can be perceived by one or more senses; a physical body, a physical substance, or the universe as a whole.
Physics. Something that has mass and exists as a solid, liquid, gas, or plasma.
The Patriarch Hui-neng “Our Essence of Mind is intrinsically pure. All things are only its manifestations, and good deeds and evil deeds are only the result of good thoughts and evil thoughts respectively. Imagination, thought and will make deeds, and by our deeds we make ourselves. All that we are is the result of our thoughts; it is founded on our thoughts, made up of our thoughts.”
Although matter is not the end–all of the creative process, it is, however, of extreme relevance in the process of arriving at the material level of reality. While the material world consists of mass, volume and weight equating to solidity, it is mind that forms the foundation upon which reality stands. It is consciousness that defines the level of mind shaping what will matter.
Perhaps it’s time to re–evaluate those things you have placed importance on, those things you have paid much attention to, and those things you’ve deemed to matter. How much life–force have you expended on things which, perhaps with more clarity and insight, might not matter? Everything that matters must be supported by the energizer of that creation. We are the umbilical cord to our creations. Those things that seem to matter or take form also include our struggles and our belief systems. This kind of emotional engagement has weight and can become quite draining as we continue to support and focus our attention on them without resolution.
In this article it is important to briefly examine the three states of Matter and their behavior:
Assumes the shape and volume of its container
Particles can move past one another
Lots of free space between particles
Assumes the shape of the part of the container which it occupies
Particles can move/slide past one another
Not easily compressible
Little free space between particles
Retains a fixed volume and shape
Rigid - particles locked into place
Not easily compressible
Little free space between particles
Does not flow easily
Rigid - particles cannot move/slide past one another
Take note of the similarities and differences between all three but most importantly examine the behavior of the solid state: it’s fixed, rigid, not easily compressed and not much free space between particles. Now examine the nature of the human experience in the physical world and the fear of change and movement. Whatever we lock into, we stay there. It’s a struggle to move from a familiar position or experience, and so it is with our addiction to the collective model of reality by which we operate. These vehicles are made up of solid matter, which reinforces our fear of expansion or change. We emulate the behavior of the particles. The irony of the “matter” is that the behavior of the wave and particle interchange is dependent on the consciousness of the observer of the experience.
This insight into the science of what matters caused me to examine and re–evaluate those things that might well be creating interference to changing aspects of my storyline. Your storyline is being held in place because it encompasses a great many things that matter to you. It’s therefore challenging to change the habitual story because you are no longer aware of where your emphasis has been placed. Supporting your story and paying attention or focus to it has become an automatic process, so you no longer see that you are lost in these matters. A key realization now is that nothing is final and that becoming aware of this simple but impactful understanding can, in one afternoon, shed light on what will matter or perhaps will no longer matter to you. This can result in a liberation and self–realization that you may not have felt for quite some time. It matters, it matters not!
©2020 Sonia Barrett