Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Our Pearl

The Guest House

Darling, the body is a guest house; Every morning someone new arrives. Don’t say, “O, another weight around my neck!” Or your guest will fly back to nothingness. Whatever enters your heart is a guest From the invisible world: entertain it well. Evert day and every moment, a thought comes Like an honored guest into your heart. My soul, regard each thought as a person, For every person’s value is in the thought they hold.

If a sorrowful thought stands in the way, It is also preparing the way for joy. It furiously sweeps your house clean, In order that some new joy may appear from the Source. It scatters the withered leaves from the bough of the heart, In order that fresh green leaves might grow. It uproots the old joy so that A new joy may enter from beyond.

Sorrow pulls up the rotten root That was veiled from sight. Whatever sorrow takes away or causes the heart to shed, It puts something better in its place. Especially for one who is certain That sorrow is the servant of the intuitive.

Without the frown of clouds and lighting, The vines would be burned by the smiling sun. Both good and bad luck become guests in your heart: Like planets traveling from sign to sign. When something transits your sign, adapt yourself And be harmonious as its ruling sign, So that when it rejoins the Moon, It will speak kindly to the lord of the heart.

Whenever sorrow comes again, Meet it with smiles and laughter, Saying, “O my creator, save me from its harm, And do not deprive me of its good. Lord, remind me to be thankful, Let me feel no regret if its benefit passes away.”

And if the pearl is not in sorrow’s hand, Let it go and still be pleased. Increase your sweet practice. Your practice will benefit you at another time; Someday your need will be suddenly fulfilled.

Rumi, the 13th-century Poetic Mystic, wrote those words during one of his physical connections with his non-physical personality. Rumi’s poem explains how our consciousness expands in physical form. We are aspects of the gestalt of consciousness we call God. Consciousness is not a thing. It is the action of physical and non-physical energy.

We experience the action of our energy through our beliefs, choices, and perceptions. Sorrow and pain are energy tools in our perception structure. We use them to change or expand our beliefs.

The well of non-physical wisdom within the self flows constantly. That flow has an expanding impact on physical reality. Perceptions create projections to experience, and we call them our reality. The emotions created by our experiences fill the conscious mind with feedback from our perceptions. And, at times, we find the self dangling from a cliff of fear.

At other times, we feel connected and safe. Our emotions respond to our creations. Painful as well as joyful experiences open the door of awareness, and we feel aspects of our non-physical personality reacting in a kind of spontaneous discipline. Spontaneous discipline brings us closer to the self that knows no distinction between our physical and non-physical personality.

Every morning, an impulse arrives from our imagination, and we create another guest and give it a name. Those guests help us focus on the non-physical part of us. That part of us is our Pearl, and it’s waiting to fulfill us at any rate we choose.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

Hungry Bats

Angel Boat Got God’s Vote.

Dumbbells Of War Pulled Death Ashore.

Convictions Build Walls — Acceptance Falls.

Narrow-Minded Roads Make Cells Explode

From The Pain In Fear’s Refrain.

Ego’s Joke Crumbs Do Float

In The Bowels Of Political Cows.

Star Dipper — Grab A Zipper

Kick The Can Is Anger's Plan.

Strap-In Time

Whimsical Will, Take That Pill.

Mother Cloud Dresses Loud

Storms By The Pound

Misery Got Its Own Merry-Go-Round.

Clusters Of Thoughts Drawn Taunt

Into A Bow Of Mighty Wows.

Fly Above The Cracks Without The Smack.

Suggestions Turn Into Facts

In A Mob Of Hungry Bats.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Narcissistic Pests

Watering Eyes Crashing Tides

Brother Against Brother

In A Box With No Sides.

Talks Sit in Flames

While Killing Is On Parade.

Slippery Dick’s Deeply Pissed

Wants Land And Fame In His Name.

Czars Squeeze Tight.

Kings Roll Lethal Dice.

Political Foes Draw Back Their Bows

And Paint Their Woes On A

Armored Stand With

Noble Plans.

Stoic Man On The Wall

Throw Another Wake-Up Ball.

The Kind That Sticks On The Fence

Where Peace Makes Nests

In Narcissistic Pests.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Thought Energy

Human beings are born because of the accumulation of Chi. When it accumulates, there is life. There is one Chi that connects and pervades everything in the world.

Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi wrote the 4th-century book, The Great Happiness. In that book, he explains the energy the Chinese call Chi. Zhuangzi claims Chi is an eternal, non-physical life force. That life force is in a constant state of expansion. He also thought physical life has limits, but the amount of things to know has no limits.

Zhuangzi is a relativist precursor. True relativists believe absolute truths do not exist in physical life. Truth is an association with a core belief within a language or culture.

Chi exists around the world, according to Eastern esoteric schools of thought. Non-physical life force and energy flow are the Western words that describe Chi. The Indian word Prana has a similar meaning.

Huangdi, also known as the Yellow Emperor, lived 2,500 years before Zhuangzi. Huangdi developed what is now known as Chinese medicine. He believed Chi is the foundation for all healing. He developed acupuncture to remove self-created internal blockages that limit the flow of Chi through the body.

The ancient Chinese philosophers knew thoughts create physical matter. Our thoughts contain energy from our imagination which is an aspect of our non-physical self or soul. Thought energy flows through layers of our self’s consciousness, and we feel the effects of that motion.

Blocked energy from disturbing emotional thoughts manifests internally and physically in some way. When thought energy tries to change our cellular design, the cells respond. Our cells contain atoms. Atoms are patterns of probabilities. When the cells receive the emotional energy we produce, they react to the probabilities that develop from the atoms in that energy.

Fearful thoughts restrict the energy flow or Chi through our bodies. Stress-free emotional thoughts increase our energy flow. Blocked emotional energy helps create the illnesses we experience.

Our emotional thoughts tell our cells what to do. And our atoms produce the appropriate probabilities based on the energy flow our thoughts give them. Probabilities and our perception of them create what we experience.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Your Narrows

Cameras Rolling Hearts Are Bowling.

Strike And Spare

Don’t Split Hairs In A Cove

Where Love Overflows.

Multicolored Lights Energy Takes A Bite.

Indelible Ink Paint Me Pink

Surrounded In Red Like Souls Just Wed.

A Sprinkle Of Flowers Dress The Hours.

In Chocolate Sauce, Strawberry’s Boss

When Valentines Arrows

Touch Your Narrows.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friday, January 28, 2022

Ready And Primed

Ancient Beliefs Don’t Do Me No Good

No More.

Nibbling Bones Until They Groan.

Phantom Thread Come To Bed

Footprints in Lice Rolled The Dice.

The Kind That Stick To Toughs

Already Bought With Behavior Taught.

Bandanna Savior — Any Flavor.

Search The Screens, Blow Some Beans.

Kiss The Bear In Your Hair.

Lift The Laird.

Discernment — Cut The Pear.

Forgiveness — Take The Dare.

Truth Time

Has A Different Rhyme.

An Inner Self

That’s Ready And Primed.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Belief Tune-Up

"The exploration of the highest reaches of human nature and of its ultimate possibilities has involved for me the continuous destruction of cherished axioms, the perpetual coping with seeming paradoxes, contradictions and vagueness. And the occasional collapse around my ears of long established, firmly believed in and seemingly unassailable laws of psychology."

Abraham Maslow, the founder of humanistic psychology, wrote those thoughts. He identified a four-layer hierarchy of basic human needs. The four basic needs are physiological esteem, love, friendship, and security. Higher levels of needs also exist. Those needs are sensual understanding, esthetic appreciation, and spiritual needs. When we become aware of those needs, self-actualization comes to the surface. That means we believe we are the person we think we should be.

We live in a body filled with beliefs. Our ideas and thoughts are more than shadowed images. Thoughts act like invisible cells looking for a belief. Thoughts and beliefs affect our nervous system, and the body responds accordingly. The cells respond to core beliefs because there is so much emotion attached to them. Core beliefs are the deeply embedded emotional thoughts passed to us through our family and early education.

The core belief system includes deep-seated thoughts about relationships, duplicity, sexuality, truth, emotions, perceptions, religion, science, and the physical universe. Within those core beliefs, other beliefs develop through our associations and influences. We build thought fortresses around our body of core thoughts. And we challenge any incoming thoughts that do not conform to our core beliefs.

We also have hidden beliefs that fly in and out of our core belief environment. Examining beliefs enhances our awareness of who we are. We become more aware of the type of energy we project into our physical reality.

When we combine our beliefs with imagination and emotions, we form a mental picture of what we want to experience. We initiate the action of our consciousness through that desire. And it manifests physically in some way. The non-physical energy within us creates what we want to experience. Our beliefs create perceptions. And our physical and non-physical consciousness responds.

As Maslow points out, most of our beliefs need a tune-up because many of us are not aware of the manifesting power within emotionally charged beliefs. www.shortsleeves.net