Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Conscious Water

The micro world is a faithful reproduction of the macro world, and the universe is an enormous Mandela (which means “circle” in Sanskrit). This way of thinking leads us to the conclusion that everything that takes place in the universe also takes place within our own bodies.

The human body requires the circulation of water, and we can conclude that this is what the universe also requires. If large volumes of water flow only in one direction, towards the earth, the circulation of water in the universe will ultimately come to a standstill. Water arrives on earth and then ultimately returns to the far reaches of the universe on an unending marvelous journey.

Dr. Masaru Emoto wrote those thoughts in his 2001 book, The Hidden Messages In Water. Emoto knows a lot about water. He discovered that water crystals respond to thoughts. That means water is a form of conscious energy. Water consciousness uses several forms to express itself. There is no doubt that water plays a part in everything physical. Water is one of the main conscious ingredients for life. It is also a master manipulator of our planet’s health. That means our thoughts influence water's impact on the planet.

Water, according to Emoto, is a multifunctional entity that fuels the universe in ways we don’t comprehend at this point in time. We expect water to be where it should be, but it has the power to be wherever it wants to be. We use it, abuse it, and discount water’s ability until we experience the repercussions of our thoughtlessness.

Our thoughtlessness may be the catalyst for water's erratic behavior. Perhaps it’s time to discover the power behind our thoughts, and perhaps it’s time to appreciate the conscious energy within water.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Art Of Creation

These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time for them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence...

But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye laments the past or, heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to forsee the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those thoughts, in his 1841 essay, Self-Reliance. There’s a lot of focus on living in the now these days. New age guru’s claim we should only live in the now. They say the past is just a memory, and the future is an expectation. The now is where the spirit meets the flesh. They do have a point. It is the fertile ground of choices, and the rich, and sometimes choking growth of perceptions. We feel our thoughts, and make them real in every moment of the now.

The truth, for most of us, is not in the now. The past holds our truths and dissects them as we wander through the catalogue of our expired experiences. We analyze these past truths, and then mold, rehash and rearrange them so they fit into the present in some way. We call them learning associations or influences that make us what we are. We then put them in our book of beliefs, and we create a life in the present using the lessons we learned from them.

The future is a potential mixture of the past and present. It is a void yet to be filled, but we always try to fill it before it gets here. When it does get here, the future changes names, and becomes the present. The future, like the past was the present at some point in our perception of time. Time tricks us into believing there is the only the now. But the now is more than the now. It is more than the sum of the past and future. The now is a timeless traceless spirit experiencing the richness of feeling the art of creation.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Unchangable Truth

When the entire world recognizes beauty as beauty, this in itself is ugliness, When the entire world recognizes good as good, this in itself is evil. Indeed, the hidden and the manifest give birth to each other. Difficult and easy complement each other. Long and short exhibit each other. High and low set measure to each other. Voice and sound harmonize each other. Back and front follow each other.

Therefore, the sage manages his affairs without ado, And spreads his teaching without talking. He denies nothing to the teeming things. He rears them, but lays no claim to them. He does his work, but sets no store by it. He accomplishes his task, but does not dwell upon it. And yet it is just because he does not dwell on it Nobody can ever take it away from him

Some scholars believe that Lao-tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher, was actually a group of people writing esoteric thought under that name. But most people still believe Lao-tzu was real. They believe one man wrote these incredible thoughts in China over 2500 years ago.

The stories we believe become truths over the years, even though they go through changes as they pass through each generation. We add certain associations and influences to them so they make more sense, or we discount them by deleting facts that don’t conform to the structure of certain core beliefs. These alterations become truths, and we defend them vehemently. Our lives are built on the changes we accept as truths.

So what is the truth, and where does it really live? Obviously we all have an answer, but that answer may not be true to someone else. Lao-tzu tells us to manage our truth without ado. He reminds us to live our lives, and not dwell on the truths of others. He believed Inner truth is the only truth that sets us free. All the other truths are stories we concoct to make us conform to one thing or another. Our stories help us remember where truth really lives, but we don't want to remember unchangeable truth until we feel the pull of our teeming things.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Contrasting Beliefs

Examine your beliefs, realize that they form your experience, and consciously change those that do not give the effect you want. In such an examination you will be aware of many excellent beliefs that work for you. Trace these through. See how they were followed by your imagination and emotions. If possible, look into your own past for points where recognizable new ideas came to you and beneficially changed your experience. Ideas not only alter the world constantly, they make it constantly.

Jane Roberts, the psychic, poet, and author, wrote those words in one of her Seth Books. We don’t examine our beliefs. Beliefs are beliefs. We believe our beliefs are set in stone. Some beliefs begin at birth; others before birth. Beliefs are thoughts reinforced by imagination and emotions. Those thoughts are filled with associations, influences and conditions. We build our lives around our beliefs, and when they begin to change in some way, we ask for help. Our call for help is fueled by another belief.

We don’t grade our beliefs. They are true to us, so they are all good. Bad beliefs are not ours. They belong to others that don’t share our truths. An invisible wall is constructed between these opposing beliefs, and we defend them at all costs. Our ideas about good and bad, right and wrong are associations within our beliefs. Those ideas, along with others, alter our world. For example, the idea that individual beliefs are true for everyone is put in a mental shed and forgotten until we recognize and accept that associations, influences and mental conditions within beliefs are meant to be different. If we all believed the same thing nothing would change. Contrasting beliefs create expansion as well as life-changing experiences.

The notion that we should force all to agree as we believe is a fruitless task. The idea that we should respect all beliefs, and then learn to discern from the influences and conditions within them gives us the power to appreciate differences. We may not agree with these differences, but we grow from the energy within them.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Life Without Facades

Griffy the Cooper

The cooper should know about tubs But I learned about life as well. And you who loiter around these graves Think you know life.

You think our eyes sweeps about a wide horizon, perhaps, In truth you are only looking around the interior of your tub. You cannot lift yourself to its rim And see the outer world of things, And at the same time see yourself.

You are submerged in the tub of yourself. Taboos and rules and appearances, Are the staves of your tub.

Break them and dispel the witchcraft Of thinking your tub is life! And that you know life!

Edgar Lee Masters, the 20th century poet, biographer and dramatist, is best known for his work the Spoon River Anthology. Deceased citizens of the town speak from their graves. They finally realize there is no reason to lie. These souls construct a picture of life without facades. Life without facades is something we want to experience, but our beliefs get in the way.

We are submerged in our own tub of beliefs. Beliefs are the hard bubbles of thought that burst into actions. Our actions are filled with the taboos and rules that define us in one way or another. We protect our beliefs by only accepting the bubbles that conform to the inside of our tub. The bubbles that float outside follow another path. That path is also filled with actions, but we consider them frivolous or untrue.

We don’t realize it, but we create facades to protect what we believe to be true. Facades are the face of our truth. That face changes as the bubbles in our tub come and go with the rhythm of time. Truth, like life, is deeper than our tub. Truth reaches into our bubbles before, and after they expand into the experiences within our actions. We grab life from the specific bubbles at certain points in time. Life pops the bubbles, and then makes us aware of the pop. We only know life inside the tub until we begin to experience the pop that takes place outside of our tub. The comfortable facades that we call the only truths fade as another face of truth becomes a bubble in our expanded tub.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our Insensible Fringe

Our present field of consciousness is a centre surrounded by a fringe that shades insensibly into a subconscious of more.

William James, the pioneering psychologist, philosopher, and medical doctor spent his entire academic career at Harvard. He taught his first Harvard psychology course in 1875. It’s safe to say that most of us don’t think about the fringe that surrounds our present field of consciousness. We’re too busy living our reality, so there’s no reason to dissect it. Our beliefs keep us safe from the fringe that opens like an invisible door to other realities. Even though a part of us exists in these realities we choose to focus on the one world that makes sense to us.

We don’t have time for the insensible. We believe insensible means unresponsive, a lack of feel or perception, so we discount anything that doesn’t conform to our version of sensibility. We forget that most of our core beliefs are rooted in our insensible fringe. We forget that our belief in God is insensible. Our belief in heaven and hell is insensible. Our belief in being alone in the universe is insensible. Everything we see, touch and know is a product of the insensibility within our thoughts.

Our insensible fringe is the catalyst for desire and creativity. It fuels our feelings. We don’t have to acknowledge it for it to work its magic. We don’t have to believe that we are doing what we think someone or something else is doing to us in order for it to work. It works without belief, but it works smoother when we believe in the power of now. Our belief in the now allows us the freedom to expand our field of consciousness in a state of awareness rather than a state of fear.

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Maze Of Notes

To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never... in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.

William Ellery Channing, the 19th century Unitarian preacher, does serve us a hearty meal of thought when we read his words. We forget the meaning of some of the common words we use to describe us. It’s easy to put the word elegance in the same verbal pot as luxury, but they mean two different things. Refinement and fashion may be similar, but there is a big difference in their meaning. The word wealthy is certainly different than the word rich, and worthy and respectable have two different connotations.

What we are is what we believe the words mean. We change as we expand the conditions within the meaning of the words. We try to define what we are by our actions, but our actions are nothing more than the flow of energy that comes from our thoughts. If our thoughts are distorted by our beliefs then our actions reflect that distortion. Distortions are not necessarily right or wrong unless we put them in one of those categories.

Channing fashioned his life around a certain refinement. The refinement of certain points or distinctions. The focal point of his life was appreciation for what he called the unconscious aspect of who we are. He believed that aspect is the maestro in our human symphony. He believed we all have an individual maestro. That maestro leads our symphony through a maze of notes which contain insights, intuitions and probabilities. We have the ability to personalize our notes, and then we experience them. Each note has its own tone and flavor.

We choose to play our notes at different points in time. Some are rich, and some are luxurious. Others notes are refined while other notes are fashionable. At times we act brave, cheerful and never hurry. We live all our notes in order to feel our desires. We are who we desire to be. Our desire to be has no expiration date, and there are no common words to define it.