Our life, our world, is a mirror image of ourselves. What we radiate, the Universe harmonizes with and delivers absolutely, 100%. Since what we see in our world is a reflection of what we are creating inside (or vibrating, if you will), by the same token what we see reflected CAN have an impact on our belief systems and therefore what we create. Example, the MASS MEDIAS deluge of negative thoughts and events, violence, flooding us with whats wrong out there (which in their perception is increasing viewership and earning revenue) rather than whats right. The spiral that is created perpetuates itself, and our negativity, resulting in more violence, war, dissent, hatred, etc. Remember, it does not take very long to include a thing in our vibration. BUT, it is our choice. Everyday we may submit to the temptation to turn on the tube and watch an exciting cops/robbers show, or see a disaster movie. But KNOW that those vibrations are cyclical and in turn are reflected and re-reflected back upon us. This is one of the essential factors of our society, our civilized way of life, that prevents individual co-creation. To say that violent TV shows do not result in violence is, to any reasonable mind except a television programmers, ludicrous. Of course a child, with access to a gun, who watches violent movies, or cartoons, every Sunday morning has those violent thoughts available to him and those choices accessible to him--they are in his/her vibration. Of course it would be better if he were engaged in a positive, loving activity which encouraged respect for life and his respect for himself. Once we bring the vibration of such violence to ourselves it becomes a part of our own vibration. You may not ever appreciate the full impact of this negative input until you let it go, embrace some of the beliefs and exercises in this book, and then watch a few shows again--then youll see and feel the violence reflected and, again, affecting your own experience. Those of us who want to change our belief systems, live in a safe world, must attempt to vibrate on another level and stop reflecting the negativity of the mass media. It is inconsistent to think that we can achieve all the peaceful and positive goals we say we want, while at the same time engaging in, embracing and showering ourselves in these negative stimuli/reflections. Of course, that may be the game we have come to this plane of existence to experience. That temptation. To play with fear, violence, negativity...to experience the have not so that we may more fully understand the have--how can you understand what bliss is if you dont know what not bliss is? How can you understand light if you have not seen darkness?. How can you appreciate and relish the positive if you have never experienced the negative? As souls in a 4th dimension we experience the bliss, the knowing that we are in creation and surrounded by creator. Coming to this plane of existence we quickly forget from where we came (not too long after birth) and engage in the fear, the not knowing, and the negativity, possibly to more fully understand and appreciate the opposites of those things, that we do create our Universe. Is this the game we play? If so, nothing need change, but let it be known as a CHOICE and not because we are victims of some greater force. I am sometimes amazed at the movies that they show on airline flights. Who in the world would choose to watch the latest disaster movie, creating fear and negativity, at a time when we may be vulnerable to the results of such negative thoughts and fear. Do you wonder what movie was being shown or scheduled to be shown on Swiss Air Flight 111? Was it Deep Impact or City of Angels (in both of which the universe screws the main characters--either by a renegade asteroid or a freak, unpredictable car accident stressing the frailty of human existence--if you didnt see the movie, Meg Ryan is happily riding a bike down a hill at her most happy moment and is killed). Should airlines be showing peaceful, or even meditative, videos to their passengers? We must surround ourselves with the elements that we want to vibrate in harmony with and synchronize with-- the things that will enhance and reflect our inner selves and therefore help us co-create our surroundings. For those of us who appear to be surrounded with stress, or in a negative environment, for those of us not living on a mountain top in Sedona, visualization is a powerful means of doing this.