Do you wish for kindness? Be kind.
Do you ask for truth? Be true.
What you give of yourself you find;
Your world is a reflex of you. ~ James Allen

We either love or hate the Oscars.  But, you won’t hear me dissing them…there are some seriously beautiful people in seriously beautiful dresses.  I’m a sucker for those dresses, and I get to see George Clooney, definitely worth watching, and a glimpse of Hugh Jackman, ever the gentleman, rushing the rescue of a young damsel in distress, as Jennifer Lawrence tripped up the stairs ever so slightly.

I have my shallow side.

The Oscars and the laws of life

In case you were wondering, yes I did watch the whole darn thing, and being in the realm of movies and projections took me right back to how the laws of life work.

Sorry, I can’t help it…it’s my natural state, taking everything back to the consciousness of it all.

I was reminded of something that Neville said that seemed to fit the evening really well:

Man moves in a world that is nothing more or less than his consciousness objectified.  Not knowing this he wars against his reflections while he keeps alive the light and images which project the reflections.

That’s it.  We’re all moviemakers in our own right.  It’s the light within us, the light of our consciousness that shines out into the world, projecting the images we call reality onto the screen of space.

As a lover of happy endings I’m all for projecting a movie with happy endings every minute of every day.

Who says you can have too much of a good thing?

Not in my world.

Not of happy endings.

Work the projector

And in order to drum up as many happy outcomes as possible we work with the projector, our inner light of consciousness, our imagination and less with the projected image.

And I’m not talking about thinking happy, clappy thoughts all day long.  It’s so much more than this.

Let’s face it when we’re watching a movie we can’t very well say, oh hang on a minute, I didn’t like that bit, I’ll just get the actors to redo it.  And in the movie of our life when we see the reflection, fiddling about trying to change it doesn’t do much good.  A bit too much like Nero fiddling while Rome burned.

You’ve got to run a new movie

There are times when we can change things in our outer reality, for five minutes, but they’ll pop up again, because the projector is still running the same show.

We see it in relationships all the time.

I’m not getting what I want, so I’ll ask for this.

Or I’ll do that.  And maybe things change for a brief minute or two, but unless the consciousness that created this particular scene in our life is changed, the old stuff just shows right back up.  I’m not saying it isn’t nice while it lasts, because it is…but that’s the point, it can’t last if our consciousness of our relationships remains the same.

Watch for the recurring patterns

Take a look at recurring patterns in your life.  Any of them.  Whether they be in relationships, or health, or finances you can be pretty certain that you’ve got a subconscious belief that causes it.

And yes, we can come up with every excuse in the book as to the cause being something or someone out there, but unless we’re looking at our very own consciousness, we’re missing the mark.

It really is about us.

I’ve seen it in my own life.

One of my very first relationships was abusive.  Oh, he didn’t beat me physically, but I was beaten emotionally, daily.

It was hard to get away. But I left.

I came back because changes were promised.  It changed for those wonderful five minutes and then…back to the same emotional abuse. Over and over…same pattern.

No more victim

I blamed him.  After all he was the abusive one.  It clearly meant that he was doing it to me.

Sadly, at the time I knew zip, zilch, nothing…about consciousness creating reality.  I’d forgotten everything mum and grandma tried to teach me, so I kept trying to fix it out there, change the movie…have the actors, including me play different parts.

It didn’t stick.  Because it was my consciousness at work, projecting the movie I was making.

Where was my Hugh Jackman?  I was a damsel in distress in the worst possible way.  ‘Sigh.’

Does that mean I was imagining some awful someone in my life, treating me with cruelty and unkindness? Of course not.  I might not have know about the laws of life and how they operated, but I wasn’t nuts.

If only it were that easy to connect the dots, it would make things sooo much clearer, wouldn’t it.

Neville makes it really clear when he says:

Consciousness is the only reality. If I am hurt, I am self hurt. If there is darkness in my world, I created the darkness and the gloom. If there is light and joy, I created the light and the joy. There is no one but this I AMness that does all.

You cannot find a cause outside of your own consciousness. Your world is a grand mirror constantly telling you who you are. As you meet people, they tell you by their behavior who you are.

Stop running outworn, old beliefs

What I was doing was running some beliefs I had about relationships and I drew this sad and unhappy experience to me.

I’m not suggesting blame here – it’s irrelevent really.  It’s simply consciousness operating, doing what it does…out-picturing every persistent thought and feeling.

I’m not suggesting that if something’s not right in our relationships we shouldn’t have a conversation about it.

I’m not suggesting if you’re being browbeaten or bullied in any way that you shouldn’t deal with it. Of course you should.

Managing your reality

We always need to manage the current situations in our life.  And sometimes it means walking away in order to take care of ourselves.

But then, so that same old same old doesn’t rear it’s ugly head we need to do the inner work.  We always need to eventually have a shift in consciousness to have a change in circumstances.

We need to invest some time where permanent solutions to our problems live – deep within us.  And this is where our inner power comes into it’s own.

Our beliefs lie submerged in the depths of our subconscious, and if they’re empowering beliefs, our subconscious works day and night to turn them into our reality.

And it works just as hard to produce the opposite in our world.

Final thoughts

It’s pretty clear that if we don’t like the current endings to our movie, and if we want to have a happier and more fulfilled live we need to get a handle on all the things we’re telling ourselves on a daily basis…about everything and make changes where necessary.

We’d love to hear from you about your Oscar winning movie?  Are you ready to be the change you want to see? What’s holding you back?  Your ideas might just be the jump-start needed for someone in our community.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle

photo credit h.koppdelaney


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. Elle,

    Love this and I’m so happy that I’m at a point where I love my movie, not that I don’t have to make an adjustment every now and then;) It’s just so amazing how much power we each have. Thanks for another great post.

    • Elle

      That’s no surprise Tess…to find you in a space of loving what you’re creating in your world. No wonder you shine so. 🙂

  2. Gosh, I *love* this! Yes! to everything!

    I watched the Oscars–I love the fantasy and the dress-up and the celebration..wouldn’t it be a joy to have something similar in our up for a big beach bonfire under the light of the moon and hand out awards for techies and web designers and writers and editors….

    And, I was raised in chaos and those patterns continued in my life until I consciously changed them. So, I absolutely understand what you are saying. The thing is, I changed my movie–the scenery, plot, and characters–because I wanted my children to have a different life…and they do–we often joke that we are characters in a Disney adventure film–cue the music and butterflies as we jump cliffs each in our own way.

    • Elle

      What a great way to put it Joy…a celebration…and yes I’m game for the beach bonfire. I love the way you’ve chosen a script for yourself and family that allows greater joy and I’m with you, let’s cue the butterflies and happy outcomes. 🙂

  3. I love this idea of writing a script. It’s a notion I’ve always kept in the back of my mind when bringing up my girls. That their life story is going to get a much better script than I had. But even though my own life story didn’t have a good start it can sure have a happy ending. 🙂
    Thank you for this lovely post!

    • Elle

      That’s so cool Carolyn that your girls will have a wonderful script to start out with. What a wonderful world we could make if every mum and dad helped with that. And I’m all in favour of any happy ending you choose. 🙂

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