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The Crafting of Character
By Bettye Johnson
Last edited: Friday, October 02, 2009
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009

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The art of crafting one's life the way it an individual wants it.

Why is it that when someone’s behavior is different from most people that it is said, “She's or he’s quite a character.” In the movies, we have what are called character actresses and actors – meaning that they are playing supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. These supporting roles often make the film award-worthy and yet they are relegated to a secondary role, which is necessary.


The above is one aspect of character. Shakespeare’s famous quote, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages." - As You Like It, is something to contemplate because it pertains to each one of us. What part or character are you playing now? Is it the same part you played as a child?  Yours is not a secondary role. You are the star.
Each of us come into this life to play a part that includes some unfinished business from previous lifetimes. Perhaps you played the role of a tyrant in a previous lifetime and in this lifetime you have the opportunity to balance the scale and the role is that of victim. Or, did you revert back to the old role of the previous lifetime and are still playing the role of tyrant or victim? What if in a previous lifetime your character was one who was cold and unbending; therefore never showing emotions. Now in this lifetime you are extremely emotional.
In The Egyptian Book of the Dead, it is written that at death, the heart of the deceased is weighed against the feather of Ma’at, goddess of truth and justice. If the feather outweighs the heart, then it means one has balanced all the roles played in previous incarnations and now they have become wisdom.
We come into life with planned genetics to develop the character we are going to play. We have a brand-new computer brain with certain attributes already programmed, but the programming can be changed and altered according to what this new entity accepts. We as babies are bombarded with programming from our parents, siblings, and what we hear from the television or radio. Sometimes it gets to be very confusing.
Perhaps as a child we play the role of victim or being a tyrant. Some of us play the role of being shy and introversive while another sibling is an extrovert and looking for attention. We each develop feelings of failure, not measuring up, lack of worth, not feeling loved, having no values, being dumb or being intelligent. All of these are roles or characters that we are playing.
Today I am not playing the same character I played as a child. As I grew older and gained experiences and knowledge, my character changed. Our character is composed of all the exterior input that we accepted along with the wisdom we have gained from experiences. 
Down through the ages, there has been a thread passed down telling us how we can change our character. In the Bible, it is written As a man thinketh, so he is, and another saying, what you sow, you reap. New Age is really the Old Age returning and appearing to be new. There have been a number of great teachers who have taught about the power of the mind. To name a few from the last century are Florence Scovel Shinn, Joseph Murphy, Catherine Ponder, Ernest Holmes, Neville, Louise Hays, Emmett Fox along with Ramtha and JZ Knight to name a few.
I have studied all the writings of the authors mentioned and studied under Ramtha for over twenty years. I have had to change my mind from old programming to new programming. No longer do I play the roles of victim, tyrant, over emotional, under emotional, jealous, lack of self worth.
I am now in my 80th year and I am playing a new character of being a researcher, writer, award winning self-published author, speaker and workshop presenter. I have had my book Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls receive an Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2006 and Mary Magdalene, Her Legacy in 2008. Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls is translated into Italian and German, plus other promotional opportunities have come my way.
Only recently have new discoveries been made by two Russian scientists on the reprogramming of the human DNA. Grazyna Gosar and Franz Bludorf in their book Vernetzte Intelligenz, have evidence that DNA can be reprogrammed by words and frequencies. This is one of the greatest discoveries in this century! Our DNA can be reprogrammed by the words we speak and our thoughts we send out in frequencies! Unfortunately, their book has not been translated into an English edition yet.
To change our character, all we have to do is become aware of our thoughts and our words and to consciously change them. All great teachers have taught what is in Mark 11:14, Therefore whatsoever you pray and ask for, believe that you receive and you shall have. The meaning of this statement is older than the New Testament. What does an actress or actor do when they are playing a part? They craft their character. When they are before the camera or on stage, they play the part until it becomes believable.
If we want to change some aspect of our self, we have to craft the character we want to become. I was not aware that I was crafting when I began looking at my weaknesses and choosing to change. The first things I began changing were my attitudes that no longer served me. Attitudes such as resentment, doubt, and anger to name a few. I then began to look within at what I want to accomplish and my character is always changing. Every day when I wake up and create my day as Ramtha has taught me, I am crafting my character. I am changing my life to live, as I want to live.
Each of us can do it by first letting go of old hurts. The only one we hurt if our self. We know an attitude has been changed when the memory begins to fade and the pain is gone. Each day let it be one attitude at a time. Perhaps the next attitude to change is self-condemnation or the attitude of blame. We can craft our new character by releasing old worn-out attitudes. There will be times when it appears that we have failed, however an actress or actor rehearses over and over until she or he gets the part down pat. There are no failures. There is only giving up or continuing to rehearse until we become the character.
The Russians scientists have scientifically proven and explained that our brain has the capacity to be programmed by our words, our language and our thoughts. Baerbel’s summarization of Gosar and Bludorf's work states, The human DNA is a biological Internet and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. The latest Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self healing, affirmation techniques, and much more.
We each have within us the power to re-tool our DNA and a starting point is to craft our character by monitoring our thoughts, the words we speak and change out-worn attitudes. Rehearse over and over until you become the star. Change your mind and you change your life. Life is your stage and you are the player on the stage of Life.

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