You were born with an innate knowledge that you do create your own mind. And, in fact, that knowledge
is so basic within you that when someone attempts to thwart your own creation, you feel an immediate
discord within yourself. You were born knowing that you are the creator of your own reality, and although
that desire to do so pulsed within you in a powerful way, when you began to integrate into your society,
you began to accept much of the same picture that others held of the way your life should unfold. But
still, within you today lives the knowledge that you are the creator of your own life experience, that
absolute freedom exists as the basis of your true experience, and that ultimately the creation of your life experience is absolutely and only up to you.
You have never enjoyed someone else telling you what to do. You have never enjoyed being dissuaded from your own powerful impulses. But over time, with enough pressure from those who surrounded you who seemed convinced that their practiced way was more valid than your way (and, therefore, ultimately better), you gradually began to release your determination to guide your own life. You often found it easier just to adapt to their ideas of what was best for you rather than trying to figure it out for yourself. But in all this adapting to your society’s attempts to make you fit in, and in your own attempt to find less trouble, you have unwittingly relinquished your most basic foundation: your total and absolute freedom to create.
You have not given up this freedom easily, however, and, in fact, you can never truly release it, for it exists as the most basic tenet of your very being. Still, in your attempt to release it for the sake of getting along, or in your hopeless resignation that you have no other choice than to give up your powerful right to choose… you have gone cross-ways to your natural current, and contrary to your very soul.
~Abraham through Esther and Jerry Hicks, from their book, “Ask and it is Given”