Creators Of Our Own Universe



“Choice is more than picking ‘x’ over ‘y.’ It is a responsibility to separate the meaningful and the uplifting from the trivial and the disheartening. It is the only tool we have that enables us to go from who we are today to who we want to be tomorrow!” – Sheena Iyengar

Whether you choose to believe you are at the centre of your own universe directing the events of your life; or choose instead to believe that you are a pawn in the hands of the gods, it will affect the outcome you get! As Henry Ford once observed: “If you think you can, do a thing, or think, you can’t do a thing, you’re right!”

We define ourselves by our action and inaction, by our faith or by our fear. In my view we are where we are in our lives because of all the thoughts we’ve had and the things we’ve done. We have taken the inheritance of the energy bequeathed to us by the universe and created our own reality.

External influences have brought pressure to bear on each one of us and yet we have always had the ability to make our own response to those influences. The character, the belief system, the morals, the rules and the values we adhere to, were either unknowingly or willingly adopted by us.

That which is real in our own external experience is merely a reflection of all that we have chosen to accept within us! If you follow this philosophy through to it’s logical conclusion, both you and I are still capable, starting today, to amend or completely change the future outcomes of our lives!

I therefore suggest that we have either by default, or by choice created our own universe! We can use source energy to our own ends, to be, do and have anything! To access initially small amounts of energy and graduate to higher levels. Despite the entanglement with the universes that others have created, that we live alongside.

In closing here’s the words of Bruce Lee “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them!”

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“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.!” – Kevyn Aucoin

How’s your energy level today? Are you feeling on top of the world, or are you down in the dumps? For most people, their energy levels are based on what they are doing and thinking. If today’s the day you’ve been looking forward to, and everything is going to plan, then today will probably be a high energy day for you.

However, maybe when you woke up this morning it was raining, and ever since that you’ve been feeling “under the weather.” Maybe things took a turn for the worse as you got out of bed and stubbed your toe? You went to eat cereal and the milk had gone off, then it was the long commute to work in the poorly named “rush hour.”

I believe that our energy levels are internally adjustable, that we have a choice each moment of each day to have a high energy level or not. It is difficult to put a smile on your face, when life seems intent on kicking you whilst you’re down, but it’s still doable! If you had a choice, which would you prefer high or low energy?

In the same way that we attract friends who like the things we like, I believe we attract the same energy that we are giving out. So, if you want to improve your day and your life, I recommend looking out for the things that lift your spirit and keep noticing them!  Be someone who constantly creates high energy around you.

You are at the centre of your own world, you are the only one who can affect ALL your outcomes. You are sovereign! Don’t abdicate control of the energy that you are gifted with each day! When you seek and use high energy, you believe in yourself much more and the things you think and do create possibilities undreamt of previously .

I’ll give the final word to Brandon Janner today, who said: “We can bring positive energy into our daily lives by smiling more, talking to strangers in line, replacing handshakes with hugs, and calling our friends just to tell them we love them!”

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We Are The Greatest!



“Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing!” – Muhammad Ali

Having just watched the almost three hour “celebration of life” for the Civil Rights campaigner and three times Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the world. I have made a few observations I’d like to share in regard to the challenge the life of the one who said: “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up!” makes.

I think it’s time we woke up and saw ourselves in the same way Muhammad Ali saw himself! You misunderstand me completely if you think I’m suggesting we all go down to the gym and take up the sport of boxing. Like the Champ said: “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, so believe in yourself!”

How is it possible for you and I to have the same kind of faith, that was held by “The Greatest of All Time”? I have a suggestion to make, we can choose to believe a different story than the one we were given about ourselves! Ali did, he defined himself like this: “I am America. I am the part you won’t recognise. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me!”

In the end it’s down to identity! How do you describe yourself, could you give yourself a better self-image than the hand me down you got from family, friends, school, employers and the media? I’m sure you can! Another Ali quote says: “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen!”

I’ll tell you how I define myself. – I can be, do or have anything I want! I am divinity wrapped in humanity! I am THE Spiritual Being having one of many human experiences!  And if I am, then you too are also another of the human experiences of THE Spiritual Being! What do you choose to believe? I say “WE ARE THE GREATEST!”

I’ll leave the last word with the champ, it’s time for you and I to do what he did before he said: “I shook up the world, I shook up the world!”


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Written and © Copyright 2016
By Andrew Paul Smith 21-05-2016

I have given up on my desires
Set myself free
Stop striving and struggling
Decided to be me

Never a caterpillar
Always a butterfly
But first the ego part of me
I had to let it die

The higher self was always there
Guiding and guarding me
Now the outer casings broken
The lock opened I found the key

Empowered and envisioned
Discovering with fresh eyes
The one I was always meant to be
Much to my surprise

Emerging calm, serene and sure
Knowing who I am
Nothing now can stop me
Fulfilling all my plans

The vision of my purpose
Couldn’t be fulfilled by a lesser man
So the dreams just had to wait
Till the spirit’s flame was fanned

Inspiration Is Everywhere


Written and © Copyright 2016
By Andrew Paul Smith 02-06-2016

Beyond frustration and anger
Disappointment and acceptance
There is a part of me that roars
At first I thought it was my ego
I thought it was my selfishness

Now I realise it is my spirit
It was crushed by family
Not knowingly or willingly
But it was crushed all the same
Be a good boy, what will people think

School molded me, made me comply
I wanted to please and I fit in
I did it willingly, I was influenced
By the good opinion of other people
It made me who I am, a nice man

Then society stepped in, told me what to do
Get a job, pay the bills, do what the boss says
Don’t rob, don’t steal seem like good morals
But those who enforce the rules break them
I see “the system” as a joke

So now I roar! I will decide what my morals are
I will not take anything anyone says
As the rules for how I should live my life
I am free, I am me, I am

Hear me roar, I am roaring now!

Unlimited Imagination



“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand!” ― Albert Einstein

I was reading recently that we have 60,000 thoughts each day, most of them repetitive in nature. My question here is how well do you use your imagination? It is from the imagination that human beings have developed from cavemen to astronauts in a very small amount of time compared with the age of our planet.

The imagination is unbounded, but is yours unbridled? Do you keep having the same daydreams or are you always looking for new possibilities in life? It is certain that if you do the same things over and over you will continue to get the same results; but surely it is more important to add some new thoughts into your imagining if you want to change your outcomes?

So, how do you go about making a more fuller use of your imagination? Of course you could read about a subject you’ve never studied before, but I suggest you go out into nature and consider your own place in it. Everything out there is just being! What are you meant to be? How can you find your passion, your purpose and fulfil your destiny? I suggest you go into your heart and ask your soul what you are here for.

If you would like some help in finding your purpose and getting some real passion and fulfilment into your life, I’d love to speak with you about my “Handle On Life” Coaching Program.  Please email me at and add into the subject line “Andrew, please help me get a HANDLE ON LIFE”

“You’ll see it when you believe it!” – Dr Wayne W. Dyer