How many times have you heard someone say, “Your life is in your
hands?” What is your reaction? Do you ignore it and keep lamenting
how terrible your life is or do you say, “Yes, it is, and I am going to change
What if many people all at once
decided to change their lives? What do you think would happen if people
decided to focus on the same thing and made a decision to change something
collectively for the better?
The power of the mind is an awesome
force. To have the power of many minds the result could have a profound
effect on society. We attract what we think, both good and bad.
Not only does this happen individually, but also collectively. If a
nation of people think circumstances are horrible, does it not follow that
things become horrible?
We see this in terms of the
economy. If we continually hear that the economy is bad, it then becomes
a self-fulfilling prophecy that the economy sours. Why? Because the
collective force of many minds decided to believe the notion that conditions
were bad. If they hear it, it must be so. Actions then occur accordingly
to stop buying things, and to begin to worry about what will happen in the
Let’s apply this to the queer
community. Individually there are many closeted people who simply resign
themselves to staying in the closet because they feel they cannot come
out. This happens because society constantly drums it into their heads
that they can’t; that their way of life is sinful and dire consequences will
ensue if they come out.
Collectively, when the queer
community believes this same thing, progress forward toward fulfilling equality
for all is elusive, since the force of many minds believing it cannot be so,
will influence what the universe delivers.
If many minds begin to believe that
change can come, it will come. The belief that equality for all is
achievable now, in our lifetimes, is creating a situation where the power of
the queer community has influenced change for the better. It has begun to
eliminate the shackles of prejudice, hate and ignorance.
Be part of a unified force of
change. Believe change can come and that equality for all is a done deal
already. If collectively we believe it, then it shall be so.