[success] Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter. ~ Benjamin Disraeli[/success]

Today I’m enjoying myself on the high seas heading towards St Maarten.  Woohoo.  If you want to know the ‘why’ of it, the real reason this wonderful trip occurred, check out this post.

Internet service is somewhat spotty on this ship, if at all, so if I’m missing in action you’ll know why.  Not to mention I might be having fun and sun on some tropical island somewhere.  Might just skip the zip lining thingy tho’, I’ve never been all that comfortable hanging on by some slim wire as I careen across the tree tops yay high.  I know cowardy custard me will miss some really, really cool sights.  Oh well, twas ever thus!

But back to the cruising for a minute and why my Darling One and I are actually here, on the high seas, well okay the caribbean sea, instead of our usual Christmas frolic with our family.  And we’re not going to talk about the what and how of the happening, because this is only looking at life from a lower level of meaning.

Okaaay.  What the heck does that mean?

You might well ask.

Life and us.  Here we are forever standing on an eternal scale of meaning.  Everything that happens or has already happened has meaningful significance on this eternal scale.  And the meaning we give to an event or a thing in our world totally depends upon the level of consciousness we operate in when we look at these experiences.

So if we look at our current holiday experience from the what and how it happened we’re looking at it from our lower levels of consciousness.  Don’t worry though, we all have access to those higher levels it’s just that we’re in the habit of dismissing the higher level of significance of the stuff in our life ~ the why something happened, and instead focus on the what and how.  But the root cause of the experience, the why of the thing, is the only truly important level to view our world from.

This is how we can have our dreams come true.

Here’s a short extract from a lecture Neville gave way back when, which shows pretty clearly the level of meanings that we can focus on.

Most of us live on the level of what happened – the accident was an event in space – one automobile struck another and practically demolished it. Some of us live on the higher level of “how” the accident happened – it was a rainy night, the roads were slippery and the second car skidded into the first. On rare occasions, a few of us reach the highest or causal level of “why” such an accident occurs. Then we become aware of the invisible, the state of consciousness which produced the visible event.

In this case, the ruined car was driven by a widow, who, though she felt she could not afford to, greatly desired to change her environment. Having heard that, by the proper use of her imagination, she could do and be all she wished to be, this widow had been imagining herself actually living in the city of her desire. At the same time, she was living in a consciousness of loss, both personal and financial. Therefore, she brought upon herself an event which was seemingly another loss, but the sum of money the insurance company paid her allowed her to make the desired change in her life.

When we see the “why” behind the seeming accident, the state of consciousness that produced the accident, we are led to the conclusion that there is no accident. Everything in life has its invisible meaning.

The man who learns of an accident, the man who knows “how” it happened, and the man who knows “why” it happened are on three different levels of awareness in regard to that accident. On the ascending scale, each higher level carries us a step in advance towards the truth of the accident.

We should strive constantly to lift ourselves to the higher level of meaning, the meaning that is always invisible and above the physical event. But, remember, the meaning or cause of the phenomena of life can be found only within the consciousness of man.

It’s only as we become more and more aware of the higher level of our circumstances that we’re in a position to change them.

In other words, its true what we know, that the causes of most of our life experiences lie within.  Now is that sucky, or great?

I suppose it depends on whether you want to be an apparent ‘victim’ of your circumstances or the maker and shaker of your world.

[success] The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them. ~ George Bernard Shaw [/success]

So there we have it, the reason why we’re currently sea faring wanderers is a matter of consciousness.  That’s the invisible being made visible, for good or ill.  And it helped a lot that we both watched that prosperity video, implanting the ideas into our subconscious mind, until, before you could say Jack Robinson, there we were afloat on the high seas.

What say you?  Leave a comment and let us know how you make and shake your world.  Your point of view might make all the difference to someone in our community.

May your world continue to be merry and bright and don’t forget to encourage one another, ‘cos we’re all in this together.

Love Elle


Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Oh what fun! I went on a Disney cruise in the Caribbean with my youngest a few years back. We had a great time. Enjoy your holiday and the affirmation of what higher consciousness can do. And here’s to smooth sailing in 2013!

  2. > The man who learns of an accident, the man who knows “how” it happened, and the man who knows “why” it happened are on three different levels of awareness in regard to that accident

    Beautiful insight, and I like the introspection.

    I’m a “why” guy.

    • Elle

      Good for you J.D. That’s definitely climbing the ladder of aware consciousness – a great place to operate from. 🙂

  3. 🙂 One day, I’ll go on a cruise. But there’s something else I manifested before that and it is about to come true. Have a fabulous time, Elle. Wishing you unlimited happiness in 2013! Love you! Vidya

    • Elle

      Very cool Vidya. Can’t wait to hear all about it. I love manifestations of great things. 🙂

    • Elle

      Thanks Arvind – I’m back on dry land now…sigh. But I do like the idea of 2013 being a never ending cruise for us all. I say yes. 🙂

  4. Ah George Bernard Shaw, how I love this quote:
    “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.”

    Enjoy the waves Elle!

  5. This is something I’ve been reflecting on recently as well — how I can’t honestly see what I’ve experienced in my life as just a series of random, meaningless events. I’m on a clear path now and I intend to stay on it.

    • Elle

      That sound like a great start for the new year Chris. Keeping our attention on our chosen happy outcomes is the easiest way to experience them. Kudos to you. 🙂

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