Fulfilling Your Prophecy


A selffulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior.

That’s the amazing and also scary thing about self-improvement, which is really another term for truth-seeking; when you have the courage to face the truth about who you truly are, your life will change in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways.

When I look back at some of the things I wrote down years ago, the power and truth of it takes my breath away. I was intuitively prophesying my own future. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been immeasurably meaningful.



Working Like a Charm


Last week, before moving into our new apartment, I was listening to an Abraham seminar that was on a USB hard drive, and all of a sudden the hard drive stopped working. This kind of thing has happened before with other hard drives, and it usually ended badly, so I was doing my best to not panic as I mentally went over what was on this particular hard drive, and berating myself for not backing up the files.

I decided to consult the I Ching, and the guidance I received said to not pursue the possessions I’d lost, and that in seven days it would be returned to me. I was struck by the accuracy of the reading, but somewhat skeptical of waiting for seven days for my hard drive to “magically” work. In fact, I tried several troubleshooting techniques for a couple of hours before putting the hard drive away.

You can probably guess where this story is headed, but read on anyway. I was already budgeting money toward a new hard drive, and thinking about how to recover the files. Then we moved into the new apartment (as I’ve chronicled), and the hard drive was forgotten until tonight. I was thinking “wouldn’t it be funny if it really did work seven days later?” Still somewhat skeptical, I plugged it in, and naturally enough it worked like a charm.

As much as I’ve written about self-improvement, philosophy, psychology, and metaphysics, I’m surprisingly skeptical and stubborn about these things, which makes me a good teacher and student all-in-one. Miracles are actually the norm, and it’s our own disbelief that makes them seem rare.