Today is a blank page.
What you see in it is only what you write on it.
What do you want to write on this empty page today?

Every day is a blank page that opens to you, inviting you to write your present and imagine your future. That is how life is lived by creators. But are you a creator? Or are you inadvertently living a life that has already been written?

If you are working hard towards your personal goals or dreams, but find that you are not advancing, keep on reading. You may be trying to write your own story in a book that has already been written!

That is how many of us live our lives, and though we believe that we are free, in truth we are slaves to the past.

You grow up, leave your home of origin and create the life you want. Or so you think. But unbeknownst to you, the old family beliefs passed from your great-grandmother to your grandmother to your mother are still intact in your subconscious.

When the beliefs you inherited are healthy, relevant to the present and effectively moving you towards your dreams, they are the Ancestors’ Gifts.

But when they are obsolete, based on fear and on a defensive, negative worldview, these old beliefs are your Shadow Inheritance.

This inheritance holds you back. It is an invisible shackle solidly built in your subconscious. The links of that chain are made of expectations, assumptions, learned defensive patterns and a cast-iron worldview. It has nothing to do with what you consciously believe. It may hold you back against your own conscious, chosen values, beliefs and dreams. The subconscious runs about 95% percent of your life, so that is a BIG chain. That heavy chain keeps you a prisoner of the past.

This pull toward the past creates one or more Inner Wars within you, splitting your energy and draining you of power. Your Inner War is between what you believe now as an adult and the secret beliefs that are still embedded in your subconscious. I call this the Phantom Wars because you are fighting enemies you can’t see, phantoms from your past.

Your Phantom Wars generate self-sabotage, subconscious fear and doubt. These, in turn, dam the flow of the Law of Attraction and weaken your intent, faith and commitment. Without these three powerful ingredients, your actions lack the emotional fuel to carry you through.

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An example of this Phantom Wars may be your problems manifesting prosperity. Let’s say that you come from a poor working family. As they were struggling to overcome poverty, they distrusted rich people because they were oppressors. If you distrust rich people, why would you want to become one?

From that past script, a distrust of money and a belief that wealth is bad for the soul is born. You may not consciously believe this right now. On the contrary, you may want to create wealth in your life as a means to reach more people and do more good. But your subconscious belief and the emotions attached to it are embedded in your subconscious with life-or-death force. Who do you think will win in this Phantom War: your desire for prosperity, something unknown and unfamiliar to you or the centuries-old, invisible ~but familiar belief in your psyche?

The limited view that causes your Inner Wars is the Family Karmic Prison. Its walls are made of perceptions and energy patterns. It is created and constantly recreated by inherited beliefs, old emotional patterns and a worldview that limits our expectations and our ability to see new possibilities. These learned perceptions color and shape the world you see. Yet, you believe that this is the only real world because it is a familiar world, one that has been created for generations in your family.

There is only one way to be free. It has nothing to do with having money to do what you want. It is not about solving all your problems, either. Your freedom is not determined by outward circumstances because these circumstances are merely your old interpretations projected onto the blank page of today. You are re-writing on that blank page the same story your parents and grandparents wrote, even if it is a modern version.

The only path to freedom is to break free from that prison. This demands that you journey inward, so that you track down and release the scripts that are running in the underground of your mind. All those scripts are re-writing old stories out of your new situations, overriding your own choices, dreams and opportunities. Break free from those hidden scripts!

When your subconscious and your conscious are working towards the same purpose, then you are free. Then you can write your own story in the blank page of the present.

Author's Bio: 

Maria Mar is an author, speaker and ceremonialist poet. She is also a spiritual teacher and an internationally known shaman who inspires women to manifest the life of their dreams. She offers books, digital products and coaching, art that heals and transforms as well as performances, speaking engagements and other live and online events to help you become the protagonist of your life and the creator of your destiny. Find out more at