Belief or Awareness?

Gary: We use belief instead of awareness. Every time you are trying to use belief in something, you are trying to cut off awareness. This is where you have to practice. You have to ask: “Am I doing belief or am I doing awareness?” “Oh, belief! How cool is that? I believe! I believe! Hallelujah, I believe!” Make fun of yourself a little bit. Play with it. What do I believe in? Nothing.

What am I willing to look at? Everything.

What choices do I have? All.

KC: I have so much gratitude for this conversation, because as people are speaking, I am changing.

Gary: Do you mean that your awareness can change things? That’s the great gift that I find in these conversations. In these seven-day events, people begin to realize, “Wow, everything I thought was real is not.”

WT: In the last five minutes, I finally got what belief is about. When you believe something, it stops all of the other options. It stops all of the possibilities.

Gary: Yes, belief is always something that stops; it doesn’t create. The majority of people in the world look for what they can believe in. There are a lot of people who come and do Access and then they leave and do something else, because they want to have beliefs. I will not provide you with beliefs. I will provide you with choices and possibilities, but not beliefs. I don’t want you to believe in me. I don’t want you to believe in Access, I want you to be aware of you. That is a very different point of view.

MN: Is that usually why people create businesses? To believe in something? To create it as the source for their life?

Energy creates more than adverts do

Gary: Yes, people create a business to create the source of their life instead of having fun doing something that creates money. A lot of people have the idea that if they believe firmly enough that their business is going to create, it will create. But you, not your beliefs, are the source of creation. People have all kinds of beliefs, opinions, conclusions, and other forms of judgment about business. They would have you believe that if you advertise, you will get clients. They would have you believe in doing things to get what you want rather than asking:

“What am I capable of creating that would create what I want even without advertising?”

MN: That’s energetic creation.

Gary: Yes, and energy creates way more than adverts do.

CW: Is there something around belief with pitching something to the media?

Gary: Yeah, how many thousands of beliefs do you have about the right way to pitch something to the media?

CW: A lot. Gary: Yeah, more than a lot. So how many times have you pitched Access from some strange, off-the-wall point of view and it worked?

CW: A lot.

Gary: CW tries to get us on television and in the media and she always manages to pick just the right moment. And then she assumes she hasn’t done enough.

CW: What is that?

Gary: A belief in hard work. How many of you have dedicated your life to the belief in hard work and the idea that hard work will get you ahead? Everything that is times a godzillion, will you destroy and uncreate it all? Right and Wrong, Good and Bad, POD and POC, All 9, Shorts, Boys, and Beyonds.”

(from “Blessed Possibilities” by Gary M. Douglas)

Start reading it for free:



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store