"In Him there are no limitations. One only limits self by doubt or fear."
-Edgar Cayce reading 2574-1
"For He hath given, “Are ye not gods in thine own right?”
-Edgar Cayce reading 1158-2
Do you find these statements from the Cayce readings daunting? You are not alone. We tend to think of them as unattainable ideals. Our overfamiliarity with these quotes tends to water down their powerful impact. What if our current attitude is protecting us from the incredible creative power that the Cayce readings suggest was given to us at the dawn of our creation? What if Cayce was encouraging us to remember who we are?
Edgar Cayce quotes Jesus who quotes the Psalms, “Ye are gods.” Jesus tells us, in John 14:12, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do….”
Add to this what we are told in Genesis, that we are made in God’s image. In the New Testament Jesus says that God is spirit (John 4:24). If God is spirit and we are made in the image of God, then we are also spirit. So Cayce, the Hindus, the Buddhists, the New Thought churches, and some modern channeled sources are correct. Physical reality is an illusion, nothing more than a thought-form.
Being made in the image of God does not mean that we look like God. Spirits are pretty much invisible. What it means is much more powerful than that. It means that we are divine. As divine beings we create our personal experiences and our physical world the same way God created the whole thing.
And how did God create all that exists? In Genesis we are told that God “spoke” and stuff happened. But spirits don’t really speak because they don’t have a mouth. What probably happened is that God thought, God imagined, God dreamed, and creation blossomed out of God’s thoughts, imagination, and dreams.
And that is how we create our bodies and our personal world. Those who do body work or work with energy healing are aware that everything is energy; everything is vibration. One could say that everything is spirit. We are not bodies inhabited by spirit. Our bodies themselves and everything else that appears to be physical are spirit.
Our thoughts create our bodies continually and they create all of our experiences. So our bodies and all of physical reality are really just thought-forms and anything that appears to be physical, solid, and unchangeable is really energy, vibration, or spirit.
Thoughts are things and that means that our thoughts themselves are energetic. Thoughts exist as a reality as soon as we think them. They become physical after we give them enough energy but they are immediately real on a vibratory level. Cayce, in his life readings, sometimes had trouble recognizing whether an individual actually did something or just thought about doing it.
What does this have to do with limitations? Because thoughts are things, anything we can think of, anything we can imagine, anything we give sufficient thought energy to can become real in our lives. It means that you can change your body with your thoughts. It means that you can heal yourself of just about anything with your mind. “There are, in truth, no incurable conditions….” (3744-1)
We are told to seek oneness but we are already one with God because we have never been separated. We can experience separation but it is an illusion. What we are really trying to do is experience the oneness that already exists. We are already Christ Conscious. Being Christ Conscious, Buddha Conscious, God Conscious, Enlightened, etc., is a given of our creation.
We need to find the courage to act on the truth that we are unlimited beings. Individuals and groups throughout history have been capable of remarkable feats. Anything that anyone has ever done, including the Christ, is part of our potential. Doubt and fear protect us from our divine capabilities. Only courage and faith can overcome doubt and fear.
There is nothing we need to accomplish in order to become the unlimited goddesses and gods that we are. It is a given of our creation. We must seek the courage and the humility to accept our divine origin and being. We must stop believing in our limitations—limitations that our culture has placed upon us since our birth—and embrace the fullness of our being.
One way to do this is by changing your self-image, your identity. If you see yourself as a limited being, that is your identity. If you can see yourself as the goddess/god that is your true self, you can act from that identity. As you go about your day, imagine that you are a goddess/god in human clothing. Project that image to those you meet. Affirm that you are a child of the living God and act that way!
"There is as much of God in the physical as there is in the spiritual or mental, for it should be one!"
-Edgar Cayce reading 69-5
"What one thinks continually, he becomes. What one cherishes in his heart and mind, he makes a part of the pulsation of his heart through his own blood cells, and builds his own physical body."
-Edgar Cayce reading 3744-4