It’s been rather difficult reading FB posts since the election. A lot of them I’ve had to delete from my site; I even had to unfollow some because I concluded that they were simply creating more negative energy. Do I have a right to do this? Yes; it’s my site (lol). No; really, it has to do with energy and perception.
Let me say this about energy (my opinion, of course): Everything that is of any consequence to us, positive or negative, needs energy to survive. We feed our hopes and dreams, our goals and aspirations with energy; the physical effort we put into it, is really only a small, though necessary part. Spiritual, mental and emotional energy, used in either a positive or negative capacity, is what powers the physical to act, to achieve. So, it’s simple; If we have unwanted habits, ideas or even people taking up residence in our space, we can starve them out by taking our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy away from them. The unwanted habits and ideas die of neglect, dry up and crumble, no different than a plant without water. And hopefully, the unwanted people just go away.
Closely aligned with the aforementioned energy analogy is “perception.” I touched on this in a recent post; but it bears repeating here: You are a creation and a Creator. You create your own reality, whether through your own creative ability or acceptance of someone else's creative ability. But you, being a single event in all of creation, are here for the single purpose of creating a reality that is uniquely you. Hence The Creator is expressed through you in a way unique to all others. Reality is not "out there". “Out there” is only a perception. The eyes transmit to the brain a projection of an image; the brain interprets the input and, “based on available data” tells you what "it concludes" that image is. All of the sensory organs work this way, sending signals to the brain, which interprets and concludes (based on available data) the significance of the input. We can accept the brain's interpretation (unconscious people do this automatically); but the conscious soul can choose to see things differently.
When a racist demeans a person of another race, it may seem natural and acceptable for the person of another race to be offended and become upset. It is not. It is only the brain's conclusion, “based upon available data”, that one should be offended and become upset. But the "conscious soul", the awakened soul gives the brain only analytical power; all directive or executive power over perception is retained in the consciousness of the awakened soul, the final authority, the only authority. And in this case, an “awakened” person of another race might choose not see a racist, not even a person of a different race; he or she might simply choose to see another soul that still has lessons to learn.
Some say that the world needs more Light and love to counter the darkness and hate. I say that what the world really needs is “more awakened souls”, those who consciously bring Love and light into the world, and consciously “starve out” darkness and hate. Such a soul is powerful beyond measure...
Love and Light.
As spiritually conscious beings, we are blessed with an infinite wealth of spiritual wisdom, through personal experiences, to the written accounts of those that preceded us, to the inner world of our dreams. I recall many times when I laid my body down to rest and I, soul, was free to roam the dream worlds, freer than any bird on the wing. Often I would experience something amazing, and return with the most incredible "high". But it didn’t take long for the mind to snatch my joy away and bury me again in physical reality.
I was so bound to my humanness. All the freedom of the inner worlds was mine the moment I drifted off to sleep; and yet, in the physical world I was but a slave. I dreamed lives of wealth, power and courage, only to awaken in physical reality to little more than struggle and hunger; and I wondered how could life be so cruel. Until one day I awakened yet again, from physical reality to spiritual reality. I then realized that my mind was deceiving me, telling me that the dream was “only a dream” when it was in fact showing me my greater potential. I embraced the dream state as a new reality and have found in it spiritual wealth beyond measure. I’ve found that most incredible “high” again; and this time I’m not dreaming.
One of my favorite songs goes "How do you keep the music playing?" (James Ingram). All the wisdom in this world or any world cannot help me if I don't find ways to apply it to my daily experience. Moment-to-moment experience is the cement that holds my bits and pieces of wisdom together. If I don't find a practical way to apply wisdom gained, it dissipates and its's like I never knew it at all. So, how do I keep the music playing? I keep the music playing by continuing to sing the song. I find some practical way to incorporate the wisdom gained into my being. I use it to redefine my reality; and it becomes as indispensable to me as the air I breathe. “When wisdom gained is worn like a robe, a whole new level of wisdom unfolds...”
Love and Light.
The desire to look upon the Heavens, the inner worlds, and behold the “Immortals” is no doubt universal. And yet, I’m told that access to these worlds is limited only by the individual, only by my own true desire. It would appear that God, in It's Omniscience has conceived the perfect test of an individual's true desire – a continuing realization of who and what we are, that draws us ever nearer to the Heavens.
I consider it true that I am as great or as small as I realize I am. Hence, the only limit to my capacity to transcend present levels of awareness is in my ability to continually expand my consciousness through daily experiences, all the time asking “who am I, what am I”, those questions that can't be answered with words, but evolve through greater awareness of me within the life that is unfolding around me.
The preconceived ideas, the unfounded, unproved beliefs of earlier years acted as boundaries that limited my ability to be open and imagine possibilities that may be unique to me. They limited my freedom to experience, when experience is the testing ground for proving and disproving ideas, the testing ground of truth. It doesn't matter whether ideas are being given life, or exposed as illusions; the end result is the same in that truth comes to light, and the many layers that separate the outer and inner worlds are continually being stripped away.
And so, I look to the endless stream of daily experiences as opportunities to further bridge the gap between my human consciousness and my spiritual beingness, the outer and inner reality. I’m determined that I shall stand “amidst the Immortals; and dwelling in Divine Presence, I feel that I am now, this moment, closer than I have ever been.
We are creations of a Perfect Creator. As such, I see myself as having the same potential for perfect creation as the Perfect Creator that created me. So, the question becomes, if we are created by a Perfect Creator, why aren’t we perfect? My answer is: We are. We are perfect creations; we are not yet perfect creators. God gave us free will to create. If It had not done so, we would be no more than machines, or puppets. The blessing of free will is that we can choose to be or not be anything we want. And the irony is that a great deal of what we want is determined by first discovering what we don’t want. But this is the purpose for our life in this world, or our lives in the lower worlds, however we choose to see it. We gain the experiences necessary to continually use our creative power in a more perfect manner. God’s command to us is: “Be ye perfect, even as I am perfect” (Matthew 5:48). We are in the act of learning to be perfect creators; and only after we have done so, shall we move on to the next level of being. All the labeling of people as bad or misfit or deviant is only a distraction from the true meaning of our being in this world. It is an excuse not to love them. Life is all about loving each other; it is the glue that binds us all together.
I was just on another site where someone asked the question, "Honestly, where would you rate yourself?" on a scale of 1 to 10. Out of a long list of responses, I saw only 3 "10s". and was a mazed at the number of "1s" there. I was prompted to write the following response, which I'm sharing here:
"To be honest, I've learned to see the very best in me at all times. How can I see the best in you, if I can't see it in myself? Life is not good or bad, right or wrong, up or down; life is simply the playing out today of the script I wrote yesterday, and my opportunity to revise it for tomorrow. Life is simply a learning experience; and sometimes we learn what is not, before we know what is. So, take heart, my friends. Feel the Infinite Love that is around you constantly, and always see yourself in your best Light. Only then can you see it in each other…Love and Light to you all."
About 25 years ago, I was playing in a basketball game at Fort Belvoir, VA. In the heat of hustling for a loose ball, I received a stab in the eye from another player. There was an extraordinary flash of light, as in an explosion. Suddenly I was in a twilight zone; everything was slow motion as I fell to the floor. I don’t recall feeling the pain right off, but as the reality of what happened set in, I found myself in agony, with the team all huddled over me. I opened the eye but could see nothing; blood had filled it completely and was dripping down my face. I was gathered up and rushed over to the hospital.
After an array of examinations to determine the extent of the damage, the eye specialist advised that I needed surgery. But the surgery would have to wait until the swelling subsided. About 10 days later I had the surgery, and had to wear a patch over the eye for about a month. When the doctor took off the bandage and I opened my eye, there was only a blur. It was still blood red. The doctor said things should clear up over time. I also had double vision; I saw two of everything in a diagonal pattern high on the left and low on the right. The doctor said it would get better over time, and once it stabilized, another surgery could be done to make the final correction.
Things progressed for about six months. The eye cleared up and the diagonal double got closer and closer together. It appeared to stabilize at about 70 percent. The doctor gave me glasses with a prism that corrected the vision to at least 99 percent. Eventually I went back to the specialist to discuss surgery to do the final alignment. I was advised that the surgery would improve my current vision; but it wasn’t likely to correct it completely. The estimate was about 90 to 95 percent; hence, I would still need glasses. So, I declined the surgery.
Now, twenty five years later, the diagonal double vision is gone. Now the double vision is vertical. I look in the mirror and see two faces, one above the other. It reminds me of Saint Germain’s depiction of the “I AM” Presence, a shining Higher Self overshadowing the lower self. It reminds me to view all others in the same way. No matter their lower nature, I can always see their Higher Nature. And when I speak to them, I speak to the Higher Nature. What appeared long ago to be a tragedy has turned out to be a blessing, for which I am ever grateful.
Love and Light.
Call me crazy, but I too sense the world changing; I feel it on every level that I can perceive the world. I see it in the changes of Nature; I see it in the bizarre actions of people; I hear it in the whispers of the insecure; I even feel it in my bones. I have taken for granted that each time I close my eyes to dream I will awaken to a new day. But it is a commonsense truth that every day is a precious gift, and that tomorrow is not promised. One would do well to welcome with love and gratitude the day that is given, make the best use of it, and not meet one’s final moment with regret for things done or not done, for things said or not said...
Life is a learning experience. But we burden ourselves unnecessarily by holding on to stuff that’s poisoning our spiritual reality long after life's learning experiences. We allow our minds to continually entertain thoughts of perceived wrongs we did or wrongs done to us, reenacting them over and over and over again, with the accompanying negative emotional impact. We’ve heard for ages now that “feeling” and “emotion” are primary components in the engine of manifestation. And as we continue to replay negative thoughts and feelings, we are re-manifesting the experiences; we’re dragging along unwanted baggage. It is so tiresome…
I offer this spiritual exercise: Sit quietly in a comfortable chair. With eyes closed, take deep breaths and exhale as much as possible, relaxing the body with each exhale, until you feel yourself sinking into the chair. On the screen of your inner vision there appears an enormous, intensely bright, electric blue Tornado. It is God’s Consuming Flame, there to consume all instances of your mis-qualified energy, there to relieve you of your burdens. Now, with love and gratitude for this blessing, take every negative thing, every negative experience or idea, out of your past and your present, anything that distracts you from your happiness, your spirituality, and toss it into that Vortex of Consuming Flame and proclaim to your burdens: "I AM committing you back into the ether from whence you came, to be transmuted into the highest form of Light, God’s own pure love to bless us all." Rejoice as the Consuming Flame dissipates, taking your burdens with it.
Now that you have all this new space, put something in it that matters to you, something that works for you spiritually: Imagine that place in the highest of Heavens, where the air is the Pure Breath of God; and in that place, sit quietly a while longer, inhaling deeply there, and exhaling all that Pure Air here into your world. Inhale there; exhale here, building energy, love, and pouring God’s Favor into your world.
Inspired by the Ascended Masters.
Love and Light.
I’d like to respond to a comment I received on my previous post, “On Spiritual Beingness.” From the comment: “For me, the key is to find ways to connect the various ideas of the world's historic religious traditions and show how they compliment and strengthen each other and how they are the root of all the "new age" spirituality. None of us should have to reinvent the wheel. People have lived suffered and died for millenniums so it is silly to throw away all that experience and assume we can do it better from scratch...”
My statements on religion is not meant to imply that I am throwing away my previous experiences with religion. Indeed, I am enriched by them. I am this moment the sum, the total of all that I have ever been, which includes some knowledge and/or experience in numerous religions. But religion is not meant to be an “end”, but a means to further spiritual realization. There is no denying the continual expansion, continual evolution of consciousness. How far can a static religion take an evolving consciousness? I believe that all religions serve their purpose in their time; but in time religions must evolve to continually serve the needs of an evolving consciousness. But, more to the point of my previous post, there is much about me that religions do not address, my experiences in the inner worlds that religions do not explain. This is why I go further, for understanding.
And this is what I’ve found: “I AM a soul that God has made, as are all souls; I AM Divine Will expressed in and through the soul that I AM, as are all souls; I AM Divine Love manifest, as are all souls; and I enjoy the infinite Love and Blessings of the Creator, no more and no less than any other soul.”
Recently a post on a friend’s Facebook site caught my eye, one that simply asked “WHAT do you love?” There was a rather robust response; a few of the more popular ones were: family and friends; Nature; jobs, pets, God, Jesus, country, peace, and so on. As I was reading them, I saw bubbles, each bubble encompassing what is most dear to that individual. I thought about the great love that must exist there within each of these bubbles. But then I saw the space “between the bubbles”.
In my view, there is no space, no disconnects in the love between God and any of its creations. I thought, what if we could connect each bubble, the greatest love of each individual on this planet, into one bubble; imagine what that would look like! So I chose the following response: “Awakened souls, actively engaged in the awakening of other souls.”
I’d like to share the following, taken from an unfinished writing project: ...Understanding love is a prelude to success on the journey to greater spiritual reality. Love is the fabric from which all of creation is woven, no matter what our perspective of creation might be. All of creation, from the Heart of God to our own hearts, is but Infinite Love, layered in level after level, allowing the opportunity for souls to achieve greater conscious awareness, an ever greater understanding of and capacity to love. All the characters, all the dramas in your life, be they perceived as right or wrong, good or bad, are but the play of Spirit, the love of God, providing each soul with the experiences, the lessons necessary to first become awake, and then to become aware of and realize more of soul’s potential.
As physical beings, we yearn for an emotional love that knows no pain, rain or darkness. But God’s love never comes to save us from our pain, our rain or darkness; for these are states that we have earned through our own mis-creating. God’s love is here to see us through our pain, our rain and our darkness; and in their passing, we will have learned in greater measure what love truly is, and hopefully a lesson in how to better utilize our creative potential.
Greater understanding of God’s love enables us to accept more love, and to give more love. The limited view of emotional love must give way to the reality that God is love, love is all, and all is God. From this viewpoint, there is no action, event or circumstance that is not the love of God expressed in some way that is for the spiritual benefit of soul. Love is not something that we find; nor is it something that we do. Love is who we are. We are the love of God, expressed in the individuality, the uniqueness of who we are. In the eyes of God, we are all single wonders of Its creation. All are whole, complete and secure in God’s love...