Amazon describes the book “The Four Agreements” as offering a powerful code of conduct that can
rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. The author reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.
I describe is as the “best book per word” I have ever read. This series is on the subsequent book “The 5th Agreement.”
Where they cover and expand upon the original 4 agreements – and add new wisdom.
The Big Judge is made by symbols, and it works with symbols to judge everything we perceive, including the symbols!
The victim is the part of us that receives the judgment and suffers the punishment. And when we interact with the outside dream, we judge and punish everyone and everything else according to our personal book of law.
The problem is that the belief system comes to life within us, and uses our knowledge against us.
At times, it uses our language to create the self-judgment, the self-rejection, the guilt, the shame. It verbally abuses us and makes us miserable by creating our personal demons and our personal dream of hell. There are so many symbols that we can use to say the same thing.
It takes power over the real us, the human life, and it isn’t even real!
We’ve been living this way for so long that we don’t even notice that we live in this structure. And even though the mind isn’t real — it’s virtual — it’s also total power because it’s also created by life.
Without us, these ideas could not exist; without us, the whole structure would collapse.
As children, we invest our faith in almost everything that we learn. By the time we grow up, our faith is already invested in so many lies that we hardly have any power left to create the dream that we want to create. And our brains don’t really want to realize and admit that it’s all been made up. It’s all been a lie.
If we take the power out of every symbol, the symbols become just symbols. Then they will obey the creator, which means the real us, and they will serve their real purpose: to be a tool that we can use to communicate.
When we have faith in ourselves instead of the belief system, we have no doubt where that power comes from, and we start to dismantle the structure. When we put MORE FAITH in our ability to make new decisions – independent of the past – we regain our Freedom.
Once the structure of our belief system is no longer in charge, we become very flexible. We can create anything we want to create; we can do anything we want to do. Because we are choosing to create what we want in the future. Not just act based on our past thoughts, learnings, and beliefs.
If we no longer believe in all that we know that makes us suffer, then just like magic, our suffering disappears.