Sunday, August 17, 2014

Strange Bedfellows

Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.


John Henry Newman was a major figure in the Oxford Movement. The Oxford Movement's goal was to bring the Church of England back to its Catholic roots. The movement tried to merge different beliefs into cohesive branches of one religious tree. Ideas and ideals got in the way, and a major legal battle ensued. Our history is filled with different religious movements that wanted change of some sort. Change is a hard pill to swallow even though we are in a constant state of change.

Fear certainly has a close bond with change. We fear change, and we fear when we think there is no change. Fear and change are strange bedfellows, and we constantly fuel their dreams. We could say our religious history has a lot to do with our fear of change. We have made that history the one light on which we focus. We believe our religious history is ancient, but it may not be as ancient as we believe. When we think about it, our religious history only represents one thin line of probabilities. We innately know that our religious history does not represent our entire reality. Our religious history is far more diverse in terms of cultures, physical rituals, wars and the fears associated with those interlocking realities. We choose to ignore the fact that there are endless possibilities and conscious developments that have been and will be part of our religious evolutionary system.

Newman’s statement about fear is a valid one in one respect. There is nothing to fear. Consciousness has no beginning or end. We create those restrictions in order to feel the religious reality we create. We focus on one thin line in our religious history in order to give our reality value and truth. Religion has value. Our valuable religion will always be filled with change as well as fear. We have always been beings of change, and creators of fear. But we want and will, at some point, experience other lines of our religious history without those strange bedfellows.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Voice Of Creation

Her pure and eloquent blood spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, that one might almost say, her body thought.

John Donne, the 17th-century poet, wrote those thoughts in his 1611 work Of The Progress Of The Soul. We don’t realize how much our body says about us. We’re too busy listening to the static we create from our fears. We forget about our molecules and cells. In a sense, they do have a mind of their own. They constantly reinvent themselves, but thanks to our emotional energy we alter their bodily inventions. We don’t give ourself credit for those changes. It’s always something outside of us that is changing the way we look, feel and react.

Our bodies tell us what we think by how it functions, but we ignore those messages. We believe there are other influences that create our various dis-eases. We don’t take credit for creating an outward appearance that tells us about our inward state of mind. We want to hold someone or something accountable for what we create. Creation is too strong a word to own.

But we do create and our bodies think. They show us the true meaning of “expose yourself.” All we are and all we become is not by chance. It is by choice. The good news is regardless of our bodily state we can change. We can send messages to the body that give it what it needs to achieve our innate purpose. That purpose is always achieved through feeling every emotional experience.

Some bodies are bent, broken and deformed, but all bodies think for themselves until we decide to move on without them. The blood that speaks in our cheeks is the same timeless energy that speaks through our cells. That energy is the voice of creation.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Desires Make Us Human

You can't teach anybody anything. You can only show them that the answers are already inside of them.

Galileo, the 16th-century Italian genius, wrote those thoughts sometime during his illustrious career. It’s true. We believe we want to be taught, but at some point in our taxing life we realize the answers to all our questions are within us. We are connected to the genius that is inherent in all consciousness. Off course, we can and do debate that fact. We don’t experience this aspect of life as know-it-alls. We experience life to feel what we already know. We want to physical and emotionally feel each thought. Each thought is a burst of energy. Every thought manifests somewhere, somehow.

Our thoughts become things. We don’t always use the wisdom within us to think. We want to challenge what we think we know. When we do, we get closer to where we’re going. But we don’t always know where we’re going. And when we don’t know where we’re going, as the great Yogi Berra said, “we wind up somewhere else.” Somewhere else is our place of expansion. Life is not about finding the self. We already know the location of the self. Life is for tweaking and expanding the self. We use the energy within us to accomplish those desires.

Desires are the catalyst for growth. Desires are the fuel for physical emotions. Desires are the breath of creation. Desires hold the answers to all of our questions. Desires make us human, but they also make us divine.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Personal Identity

Personal identity, the basic 'I', is a product of the subconscious, and as such exists as an actuality within the electrical field; because of this it is basically independent of the physical field, held to it mainly by the ego. The ego directs the identity toward physical orientation. This is an important point.

The ego does not exist within the electrical field. The ego is a product of the physical field, formed from physical birth on. The inner identity and the individuality, as you know, has its origins long before this. The inner self adopts an ego in order to allow manipulation within the physical universe, and yet part of the ego is composed of portions from the inner self, while the bulk of the ego is allowed to develop through physical heredity and environment.

The breath of life, so to speak is breathed into the ego by the inner self, but from that point on the ego is independent.

Jane Roberts wrote those thoughts in her book, The Early Sessions. The basic ‘I’, as Jane calls it, has always had an element of mystery behind it. We believe our ego is the ‘I’, but as we discover through the ups and downs of physical life, the ego is just a portion of the real ‘I’. Our personal identity or 'I' is not just our ego. Our identity is deeply-rooted in our ever-changing consciousness. In other words the ‘I’ is always expanding.

Our personal identity or real ‘I’ has many aspects and entanglements immersed in it. These entanglements exist in more than one reality. Dreams show us some of these entanglements. We are much more than we believe we are in dreams. We live our dreams in a strange and complicated environment, so we write them off as unreal. But our dreams are as real as our waking reality. They open doors to our underlying personal identity, and the other aspects of our that identity. Those underlying aspects play a role in expanding our consciousness.

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.