What does that really mean? You might think that you're the creator because you decide what you do every day, but how true is that? Do you decide EVERYTHING you do, or is most of what you do automatic and within your comfort zone and it takes willpower to do anything that goes against your automatic conditioning? For me at least it's the latter.
And if that's true, what decides our conditioning and the boundaries of our comfort zone? It's the distinctions, interpretations, and beliefs that we've gathered throughout our lives. If as a child we get yelled at for making mistakes we may decide that making a mistake means we'll be rejected. We then grow up avoiding making mistakes in order to protect ourselves based on that intepretation. Which would make for a very hard time as an adult trying to do anything creative or new.
But the important point is that the interpretations and beliefs we give to the events in our lives are not inherent to those events. Events like getting yelled at for making mistakes, indeed ALL events, are inherently meaningless. That's not to say they don't matter, they do, but events themselves do not have inherent meaning.
What do I mean by that? Well imagine a friend of yours walks into the doctor's office you're waiting in and they don't look at you and they sit down. What does that mean? Whatever first comes to mind could be a clue as to what beliefs you may hold. Because with a little thought it becomes clear that your friend not looking at you could mean many things. They could be mad at you for something you don't know about, they could be distracted by some terrible news and didn't notice you, they could simply be oblivious, they could think that you're mad at them and they're hoping to avoid conflict by pretending not to see you, and many other possible interpretations! In any case, whatever meaning you decide on is not inherent in your friends behavior. All you really know is that they didn't look at you. The rest is in your head.
Okay, but what does that have to do with you being the creator of your life? Because every meaning you've ever given to any event has always just been in your head. Your beliefs might sometimes SEEM like the truth, but they can never be the absolute truth about inherently meaningless events. All you ever know for sure is what actually happened. "Mistakes and failure are bad" is an intepretation of reality, not reality. "I'm not good enough as a person" is an interpretation, not reality. "People aren't interested in what I have to say" is a belief about reality, not reality.
You might be thinking, "Well I don't believe any of those things" and maybe you don't. Or maybe you don't on an intellectual level. But do you act is if they're true? Do you avoid making mistakes and beat yourself up when you do? Do you avoid talking to new people because you assume they won't think you're very interesting? Do you ignore compliments and don't take very big risks? If you do any of those then you probably have the corresponding belief.
And the good news is these beliefs can be eliminated and your behavior, and thus your results, can change because of it.
These limiting beliefs are generally formed when we're children. We give meaning to the events of our childhood in order to survive but the meaning is never a fact of those situations. Getting yelled at by your parents for making mistakes and coming up with the belief "Mistakes and failure are bad" is a genius survival trick for a young child and is a valid way of looking at things. But there may be other equally valid alternative interpretations.
Not to make your parents wrong, but if you had this belief it could be that your parents simply didn't have the best parenting skills and had unrealistic expectations for a child your age. It could be that in other families mistakes and failure were actually celebrated as something to be learned from in order to improve. It could be that making mistakes was bad at that time with those people, but they're not bad all the time or with all people. It could be that whoever told you making mistakes is always bad was wrong.
Using this example, if any of those alternative intepretations could be true, doesn't that mean that your initial intepretation of "mistakes and failure are bad" isn't THE truth and just one of many possible interpretations of meaningless events?
This is part of the Lefkoe Method for limiting belief elimination, which I'm trained in, which you can experience for yourself for free here: recreateyourlife.com
Once you experience eliminating a belief then it can become very real for you to KNOW that you are the creator of your own life. Because your life is sum of your thoughts, feelings, words, and actions. And your thoughts, feelings, and actions are dictated by your beliefs. And YOU choose what you believe or don't believe. When you really get that, it feels like anything is possible. To know yourself as the creator of your life and not the creation is to know a freedom and a peace that's beyond words.