Thursday, July 31, 2014

Godlike Humanity

And truly it demands something godlike in him who has cast off the common motives of humanity, and has ventured to trust himself for a taskmaster. High be his heart, faithful his will, clean his sight that he may in good earnest be doctrine, society, law, to himself that a simple purpose may be to him as strong as iron necessity is to others!

If any man considers the present aspects of what is called by distinction society, he will see the need of these ethics. The sinew and heart of man seem to be drawn out, and we become timorous, desponding whimperers. We are afraid of the truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons. We want men and women who shall renovate life and our social state, but we see that most natures are insolvent, cannot satisfy their own wants, have an ambition out of all proportions to their practical force and do lean and beg day and night continually.

Our housekeeping is mendicant, our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlor soldiers. We shun the rugged battle of fate, where strength is born.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those thoughts in his 1841 essay, Self-Reliance. His thoughts are as valid now as they were in the 19th century. We trust others with the keys to our lives. We put ourselves on auto-pilot and expect society to change itself. We are mistrusting parlor soldiers who wrestle with our decisions, and then second guess the consequences from those choices.

We judge the weak, the poor, the phony and the frivolous, but rarely judge our objective viewpoint. Our goal is power and prosperity, but our mental engine misfires from the emptiness of our motives. Our motto In God We Trust is a one-sided plea of incompetence and capricious laziness. Narcissism rules government and greed takes it to another level. There is no trust in smoke-filled agendas, and no comfort in promises that fuel the engines of legal bigots.

The pandering of ignorant religions plunges us in the valley of deception and artful self-destruction. We linger in a vat of sin and wallow in the flimsy arms of worship. We believe we are tainted by association and tattooed with the mark of Satan. Our system of beliefs is saturated with the excrement of vicious fallacies, and we mark our territory with the blood of our children.

We are parlor soldiers waiting for a friendly shell to fall into our highly mortgaged bunker. The battle cry of century is laced with the doomsday prophesy of our generation. We cherish anger and reward destruction. Our battles are justified by the confused dreams of a dysfunctional system, and victory is diluted by revenge.

The circle of life continues to wrap us in a web of fear, and we dangle our trust in front of self-serving human arachnids. Breaking that fabricated web is our dream, but that dream has become a reality nightmare. The only way to free us, as Emerson points out, is to connect with the godlike quality within us, and trust in our subjective interior motives.

It’s time to be a taskmaster of trust and cast off the common motives of our dysfunction system. We must polish our free will, so it shines brightly in the face of fear. We need a new form of civil disobedience that swallows the chains of civil obedience. Civil disobedience means being faithful to our self first. A faithful self will, in good earnest, practices doctrine and law that represents the true meaning of Godlike humanity.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Face Of Fear

Every law that you have on your books today, whether it's a religious or a secular law, has come about because you're trying to get somebody else to do something that will make you feel better.

Ester Hicks expressed those thoughts in one of her Law Of Attraction workshops. We have been conditioned to legally force others to adhere to our preferences. We enact and support laws in order to feel better about the world we create. Laws are our guidelines. They are the invisible outline of our society. If we took the time to study that outline we would discover that insanity is our guiding light.

Laws, as the lawyers profess, are necessary in a world filled with diversity. Our legal eagles say if not for laws, the world would be a chaotic place to live. Our mass reality would be filled with free flowing expressions that cross the boundaries of civilized behavior. The strong would dominate the weak, and the aggressors would control the meek. Life would be hell, and death would be a welcomed state of relief.

Ester Hicks did not express her thoughts about laws to devalue them. Her thoughts were designed to make us think about the law within us. That law recognizes different preferences without judgments. The Law Of Attraction is the law that makes all other laws unnecessary. The law states we attract what we think, and we physically live those thoughts. Thoughts that are thought long enough become beliefs. Those beliefs create our individual reality. The fearful thoughts within those beliefs build a world full of self-made restrictions. We restrict in order to calm our fears.

Fear is the energy force that creates our insanity. When we look at the world we create, we see fear all around us. The more we think about fear the more laws we create. Our laws are the face of fear. That face is a choice. When we stop choosing fear, the face of our world will change.

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.