Most of those who teach that we can each create our own reality also theorize a Universal Mind as the source of infinite power and knowledge. Oddly enough, this infinite Mind has no mind of its own but mirrors what we think. Most appealing of all, it does not reprove us for sin. No one expressed this delusion more clearly than Ernest Holmes, founder of the Church of Religious Science:
“Man, by thinking, can bring into his experience whatsoever he desires….”
“We are co-partners with the Infinite…a Universal Creative Mind which receives the impress of our thought and acts upon it. Because of Its very nature, this [Universal] Mind cannot act without an image of thought [supplied by man].”
“Channeled entities,” no matter who they claim to be, consistently teach that we create our own reality with our minds. “Seth” (channeled through Jane Roberts), for example, declares: “You are given the gift of the gods; you create your reality according to your beliefs….” Ramtha tells us, “Love yourself, you are God…. We create our own realities within which to express ourselves…and in which to evolve.” Again, Klimo reminds us that this view “is virtually identical with…many other channeled materials.”
Consider the spontaneous ease with which lightning blacks out a city, a snowstorm closes roads and airports, or a tornado tears off rooftops—all of this and more not only without any help from human minds but in spite of both curses and positive affirmations. Then contrast this with the hours of seminars and self-hypnosis and subliminal suggestion tapes, the meditation and yoga, the positive declarations endlessly repeated—all of this intense effort aimed at “creating a new reality,” yet with so little visible effect. When a power failure blacked out one of her seminars, Shirley MacLaine led her audience of about a thousand in earnestly visualizing the problem being cleared up. The attempt failed to produce a demonstration of what Shirley teaches, and the crowd of would-be gods, unable to dispel the darkness, had to go home.