Sunday, 28 June 2015
Excerpt from Love’s Mysteries, p.19-21
“So the second thing to remember is: learn to transform your poisons into honey. How are they transformed? There is no simple process. In fact, to call it transformation is not right because you don’t do anything; you only need patience. This is one of the greatest secrets I am telling your. Try it: when anger comes, you are not to do anything, just sit silently and watch it. Don’t be against it, don’t be for it. Don’t cooperate with it, don’t repress it. Just watch it, be patient, just see what happens…let it rise.
Remember: don’t do anything in the moment of anger – wait. Just give it a little time and wait…and you will be surprised. And one day you will understand that if you can wait enough, anger itself becomes compassion. It is a wheel; it is moving on its own – You are in a hurry. Just as night becomes day if you can wait a little, in the same way, anger becomes compassion if you can wait a little. The same energy – just patience has to be added to it, nothing else. You try it.
Act when the saint is uppermost – that’s all. Don’t act when the sinner is uppermost, don’t act, otherwise you will repent, you will create a chain of reactions and you will get into karma. That is the whole meaning of getting into karma. Do anything when you are in a negative moment and you will be in a chain, and then there is no end to it. When you are negative you do something, the other becomes negative, the other is ready to do something – negativity creates more negativity. Negativity provokes more negativity, anger brings more anger, hostility brings more hostility, and things go on and on and on…and people have been entangled with each other for Lives together. And they continue!
Wait. When you are angry, it is the moment to meditate. Don’t waste this moment anger is creating such great energy in you. It can destroy. But energy is neutral – the same energy that can destroy, can be creative. The same energy that can shatter can shower life – just wait. Waiting, and not doing anything in a hurry, one day you will be surprised, seeing the inner change. You were full of anger, and then anger goes on and on and comes to a climax…and then the wheel turns. You can see the wheel is turning, the anger is relaxing, and energy is being released and, now, you are in a positive mood – the creative mood. Now you can do something. Do it. Always wait for the positive.
What I am saying is not repression. I am not saying to repress the negative, I am saying – watch the negative. Remember the difference is there. I am not saying to sit on top of the negative, forget the negative, do something against it – no. I am not saying when you are angry, smile – no; that smile is false, ugly, phoney. When you are angry, then close the room, keep a mirror in front of you, see your angry face yourself. There is no need to show it to anybody else. It is your business, it is your energy, it is your life, and you have to wait for the right moment. Go on looking in the mirror: see the red face, the red eyes, the murderer there.
Have you ever thought that everybody carries a murderer inside? You also carry a murderer inside. Don’t think that the murderer exists somewhere else – somebody else is a murderer who commits a murder – no, everybody has the possibility to commit a murder. You carry the suicidal instinct in you.
Just look in the mirror: these are your climates – you have to be acquainted with them. This is part of the growth towards self-knowledge. You have heard so much, from Socrates till today: ‘Know thyself?’ – but this is the way to know thyself. ‘Know thyself does not mean sit and silently and repeat: I am Brahma, I am Soul, I am God, I am This’ – all this is nonsense. ‘Know thyself’ means know all your climates, all possibilities – the murderer, the sinner, the criminal, the saint, the holy man inside you, the virtue, the God, the Devil – know all the climates, the whole range of it, and by knowing it you will be discovering secrets, keys.
You will see that anger cannot be there forever – or can it be? You have not tried it, so try it – it cannot be there forever. If you don’t do anything, what is going to happen? Can anger hang there forever and ever? Happiness comes and goes, unhappiness comes and goes. Can’t you see a simple law? – that everything changes, nothing remains permanent. So why be in a hurry? Anger has come – it will go. You just wait, have a little patience. Just look in the mirror and wait. Let anger be there, let your face go ugly and murderous – but wait, watch.
Don’t repress and don’t act according to the anger, and soon you will see that the face is becoming softer, eyes are becoming calmer, the energy is changing – the male turning into female…and soon you will be full of radiance. The same redness that was anger, now is a certain radiance – a beauty on your face, in your eyes. Now go out; the time has come to act.
Act when you are positive. Don’t force positivity, wait for the positivity to come on its own. This is the secret – when I say, ‘learn to transform your poisons into honey,’ this is what I mean.”
Osho International Foundation, 1998
Aries: Rage, impulsivity and failure to get worked up about the things they normally do, oppositional but with less verve and energy
Taurus: Isolation, binge eating and lethargy, a sense of 'me against the world', less patience, easier to enrage
Gemini: Silence, nerves, over thinking, easily distractible and seems 'elsewhere'; they are fairly intolerable to sadness they tend to detach/dissociate from feelings after a short while
Cancer: Teariness, neediness, isolation, binge eating, crying after insignificant events, stomach aches, a feeling of separation from everyone around them
Leo: Obvious displays of stress, they become like a wound up string and as if they are on the brink of a nervous break down. Short tempered and needy (only around close friends/family) and become martyred
Virgo: Isolation, heightened compulsions (cleaning, washing hands more etc;), unresponsive in conversations, at time blunt and more oppositional
Libra: General feeling of instability/moodiness, reduced urge to socialize/be with friends, hopelessness, a feeling of being disliked/rejected by everyone, you can sense them 'trying' to be happy and keep composed
Scorpio: Isolation, opposition, hostility and violent mood swings. Intense melancholy with at times delusions and paranoia. Thoughts even scary to them, a sense of 'me against the world'.
Sagittarius: Lethargy, escapism (substance use etc;), uncharacteristically more serious and tense, less tolerance, feelings of worry when thinking into the future
Capricorn: Demotivation, lethargy, hopelessness, over thinking, they seem tense and 'overly alert', hyper vigilant, force themselves to 'go through the motions', nothing impresses them
Aquarius: Uneasy, harder to 'reach'; as if they are far away. Silence, isolation, detachment, even though they try to appear happy. Distractible
Pisces: Teariness, anxiety, isolation, when they feel sadness they tend to feel 'all at once', nerves, obsessive/ruminating thinking, remembering everything bad that ever happened to them, crying over insignificant events
Channelled through Jani King, June 2015
Music of the Spheres by Bernared Xolotl
Q: P'taah, when I get to the place where I align my judgment, all of a sudden I feel free. I mean it frees me up to just go on. It is a wonderful feeling.
P'taah: Of course! It puts you in your power-centerness. It puts you in the place to make outrageously creative choice.
Q: Right, exactly. It feels wonderful.
P'taah: Indeed and that is your true state of being, you see? It is to be centered then in your power base so that your intellect is mainly concerned only about fulfilling your hearts desires.
None of that 'running a game' to protect you from facing that which are the fears and beliefs. Because all of you have spent all of your life running like hell away from it all, eh?
Q: It serves as a great barrier.
P'taah: Indeed! And it also keeps you separate from each other.
Q: Yes! But it's very tiring.
P'taah: Indeed. And you see what is occurring is that all of you are coming to that place of being very bored with running the same old game over and over and you want the more and you desire passionately that transformation.
Q: That is exactly right! You hit the nail on the head.
P'taah: I did. I like to do that! (Laughter)
Q: When I have some deep-seated or deep-rooted fears or angers and everything seems to be okay for the moment, how are some ways that those fears might come out to be embraced?
P'taah: All right, you will simply create situations that will bring forth the feeling. Now you know, my beloved ones, it does not have to be grand and dramatic. It does not have to be of dire circumstance. And you can state forth that you desire indeed to come into the expansion; to come into the allowance and the embracement of those issues that are still keeping you stuck. And you can state forth that you desire it to be in a gentle fashion. You see?
Q: Just state it out loud?
P'taah: Indeed! From the God/Goddessness of you. To say, "From the God/Goddess of my being I desire that that which is not aligned come forth in a gentle fashion that I may come into this expansion without the dire circumstances and pain and anguish."
Q: Okay. Thank you!
Q: Some of us like the crashing cymbals when we do this!
P'taah: Of course you do or else you would not recreate this for yourselves lifetime after lifetime on this plane. It is wondrous theater for you, mmm?
Q: One of the things you said had to do with speaking without the actual verbalization. Is it more effective to verbalize or can one think those things as well?
P'taah: Well, of course you can think it. But you know sometimes it is very good for you to hear your voice announcing to the universe out loud your intentions and desires.
And we have stated forth to you that a very good place to do it is when you are bathing because you are feeling warm and comfortable and the water is a grand magnifier. This is a wondrous place for you to state forth each day your desires, intents and expectancies for your day.
But you know, beloved, it is simply to be in the allowance, in the moment. It is not that you must leap over great mountains with a single bound.
P'taah: And when you are living in your future, you see, it becomes overwhelming sometimes for you. And also when you are living in your past so you are dragging along all of the old baggage and that certainly does not serve you.
As you can be focused with how is it at this Now moment then you are allowing the flow. As you are being in the Now, and particularly when you are doing that which makes your heart sing in the excitement then it is, as you know full well, beloved, that the ideas and the creativity comes forth and you are allowing the greater knowing. You are creating a space in that focus of the Now to allow the grand knowing to flow, you see? Rather than having to struggle and work.
You know I will say this to you about that which is work. There is great judgment around this word 'work'. It is all about perception. When you are doing in your day to days what makes your heart sing, it is not work. There are civilizations upon your plane unto this very day that have no word for 'work' in their vocabulary. It is very much of this society, your work ethic.
And much of your self-judgment is tied up with this business called work. "If I do not work I seem to be not worthy. If I do not work hard, I will not make money. If I do not work hard, I cannot enjoy the fruit of my labor. If I do not struggle with enlightenment, I certainly will not get there, even if I am worthy of it." You see?
So there is much about your belief around work and we would say to you that it would be most beneficial if you would take the word 'work' out of your vocabulary. And whatever you are doing each day, if you will change your perception around that then you will gain a lot more joy out of it.
And you know, beloved, we have said this to you about your workplace. Change your perception, change the reality. And indeed, although you are desirous of changing your lifestyle - and we heartily are very, very enthusiastic about this - we say to you, and this is very important for all of you, whatever you are doing in that moment, look at how you perceive it and what you believe about it. Because much of your stress level involved with work is only because of your beliefs and perceptions. When you change it here (points to heart), automatically you change it out there. In exactly the same way as the people with whom you work.
There are many of you who go forth every day with a heavy heart and who may have an altercation and feelings of diseasement about the people with whom you are interacting during that day of work. When you realize that you have created it all and that when you change your beliefs and perceptions and judgments about the situation, then indeed the whole situation will automatically change.
Q: It's true. That is such a key thing. Because when I take responsibility, I see my part in it. How can I be a victim?
P'taah: That is right.
Q: And really that is such a basic thing. Take responsibility for whatever it is that I am creating in my life - whatever condition I am in.
Q: It's exciting. Thank you, P'taah.
The Eagle Nebula and the Swan Nebula span this broad starscape
Channelled through Christopher Sell, 25 May 2015
Here are some suggestions:
Each moment is a source of joy. Pause, especially if you have lost track of joy, to discover its presence in this moment.
When you are enjoying yourself hold the joy as lightly as a flower.
Don't hunt for joy; it will hide from you if you do.
Accept no substitutes. By all means do that which you enjoy, but do not expect external stimulation to provide you with joy. It comes from within.
Be free of judgement. Every judgement harbours a pain within you. Let others be as they are; let your focus be on being your own best self.
Your best self is joyful. If you are trying too hard, you'll lose the joy and slide away from your best self.
Bin beliefs that are not valid under Universal Law. For instance, 'As soon as I start enjoying myself, someone comes along and spoils it', is not a Universal Law, but something that happened to you often enough for it become a working hypothesis for a grumpy martyr lurking within your character. Love the grumpy martyr, tickle its tummy like an old dog. Scratch it behind the ears, but don't take it too seriously.
Forgive all. It's a great way of releasing the baggage of the past and travelling light.
Be free from expectations. So, something didn't turn out the way you expected or hoped? Find joy in how it did turn out; don't mourn the path not taken.
Turn to the Sun. Let it speak to your heart. The Sun nurtures the joy within you by breathing into its flame.
Witness the beauty of the Earth.
Channelled through John Smallman, 29 May 2015
Time is running out! Time is of the illusion, of the dream or nightmare, and dreams themselves last only a moment. Yes, they frequently appear to occupy long and ongoing periods of time as your expectations, anxieties, fears, and hopes fill your minds with “what if” thoughts that distract you from living in the now moment, the only “real” time that exists. The now moment is the eternal moment, the moment in which you were created and which never ends, there is, in truth, only now. Any other time, although seemingly very real, is unreal. That is very hard for you to grasp as you struggle with the endless selection of issues and situations the dream state constantly brings to your attention, which was the whole purpose for constructing it. It is indeed very confusing for you because of the extreme and inordinate limits that you placed on the human vehicles that you built for yourselves so that you could experience as convincingly as possible the state of separation from God, our divine Source; or even apparent complete abandonment by that loving energy field in which all of creation has its eternal existence.
You are, always have been and always will be, One with God! There is nothing else, there is nowhere else, there is only God. And God and You are VAST. Limited as you presently are by the confining nature of your human bodies it is utterly impossible for you to have even the slightest understanding of what this means. To you, the Universe in which planet Earth is situated, seems unimaginably vast, with planets, solar systems, galaxies, and even other universes separated by unimaginable quantities of empty space. It is mind-boggling, and yet it is nothing!
As you have so often been told, when God created you He gave you everything that He had. All the power, all the creative ideas, all the energy, and all the Love! You, like He, are Love. You can do anything that He can do. In a moment of thoughtlessness – there is no such state, but it is the only way with words that I can give you any idea of what happened – you chose to separate yourself from Him to “prove” to yourself that you had no need of Him. But what is One cannot be split off into pieces, separated into multitudes, left alone or unaccompanied. If separation from your Source was possible – and it most certainly is not – the act of separating yourself off would annihilate you. Your existence would cease instantly as though you had never existed at all.
God creates in Love, always, and Love is eternal. What He creates never ends but lives forever in eternal joy. And when you choose to create what you create exists with those same divine properties, in a state of eternal joy. When you go within, to your inner sanctuary, the place where the flame of divine Love – the life force – burns continuously, and if you choose to see through the veil you placed there to hide It, you will then have an absolutely mind-blowing experience, a never to be forgotten experience, and you will understand the meaning of being One with God.
All on Earth at this moment chose to be here to assist in the awakening process. Understand, that being One with God, you had infinite ability to construct the illusion that apparently contains you and all within it of which you are physically aware. You gave each aspect of yourself – billions and billions of you – free will as God had given it to you. For your awakening to happen all those billions must freely agree to it. Collectively you have chosen to awaken, and your task on Earth is to share and extend the field of Love by constantly demonstrating Love in action. When you complete this task no one will be any longer be able to avoid seeing and experiencing Love for what It truly and eternally is, and then all will awaken.
To awaken from the dream, to dissolve and disperse the illusion is humanity’s purpose. Entering the illusion to experience life without God was but a momentary idea that collapsed as soon as it happened. However, you chose to cling to it for the rather wild ride it seemed to provide, and which it continues to provide for so many of you today. Because you had constructed it with your brilliant mind to be totally believable, it convinced you that it was real, and that the myriad forms in which it presented itself to you were an amazing arena in which you existed separated from God, from Heaven. An arena from which, if you lived according to the rules – and there are so many rules! – you would one day return to the Presence of God.
And of course it is God’s Will that you return, that you awaken, because His eternal Will for you is infinite and uninterrupted joy. Having momentarily set your will at odds with the divine Will, you have now chosen to realign with It and awaken into His loving Presence, that is, to become once more aware of your inseparable Oneness with Him. The joy of that awakening is beyond description. Words are far too limiting a medium to use to attempt to depict the wonders that await you on your inevitable and unavoidable awakening. Poets have tried, so have artists and musicians with their creative skills, but none have come anywhere near success, although many of their attempts have been inspiring and uplifting for you.
Bring that moment on by daily entering your inner and most holy sanctuary and remaking the intent that humanity awaken from the dream into the brilliant Light of God’s Presence. That is your divine task, the task you willingly chose to undertake when you you made the loving decision to incarnate on Earth at this time. You have infinite support from all in the spiritual realms in every moment, so when you experience doubts, fears, or anxieties, call on us and we will respond. You will feel our loving presence if you let go of those doubts, fears, and anxieties even for a moment, and reassured by the experience you will find the strength and the determination to bring all Home to the Presence of God.
With so very much love, Saul.
Thursday, 25 June 2015
"No man made a greater mistake than the man who did nothing, because he could only do a little." - Edmund Burke.
“But I've spent so much time judging myself for my feelings - judging myself, condemning myself, buying into the lies, trying to come up with some other explanation - other than the one that holds him accountable (at the very least, 50%),” says a friend of mine about her ex-husband, from whom she needs to claim child support for the sake of her children. She has finally made an appointment with a ‘mean’ lawyer! “I'm always turning things around on myself. Especially anger...causes depression. So acknowledging the anger might not equal spiritual nirvana, but neither does not acknowledging the anger that's all ready there and turning it on myself and trying to mask it somehow (mostly unconscious).” She says she keeps making excuses for not taking legal action. “I keep saying ‘oh, this is not the spiritual answer...or that is not spiritual...you're just reinforcing being a victim’ and the next thing I know I've got no support, no help, no friends and no motivation - repressed pain (all of which, of course, is entirely up to me to be willing to change) AND nothing's been resolved AND I’m not getting any child support at all. Seems stupid. And a horrible example to set for my daughters. Me, allowing this.”
She said she is growing her ‘balls’ back after several years in a stifling marriage! I replied, ‘Haha...well, tigresses don't have balls but no one fucks with them! It IS natural for women to be powerful too you know! And particularly when you have suffered and been humbled in your life and have become stronger and wiser...it is really we who are the ones whom the world needs to express power responsibly. Perhaps we can't become leaders in the usual sense - but perhaps we can in our own way - but we don't have to be victims either.’
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln.
"Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. If you think you are a hostage or a prisoner in your life, that is how you will begin to behave. As Buddha said, ‘Whatever you think - so shall you become.’" - Jaye Morris, Curator.
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Power and rights are spiritual too! Allowing people to walk all over us doesn't help anyone. It simply perpetuates the powerlessness in the collective unconscious for egoists to exploit and abuse. It empowers patriarchy and it’s time to put that beast to sleep. When we suppress anger it tends to build up and torment us from within even though we might not be conscious of the source of our discontentment. It can come to resemble a hyena, prowling around in a pack of other suppressed emotions. It steals our peace of mind, feed on our energy and jumps on us aggressively later. It's best to express the energy positively and constructively at the time so the feelings are channelled, not lurking inside waiting to cause mayhem or lead to depression.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson.
Some women seem to feel that if they take action to defend their rights, or whatever, they are identifying with their troubles and therefore breathing life into them. Acknowledging anger does not mean that one is generating it. There is a reason for it and, by being conscious of the more negative emotion stirring inside ourselves, it is possible to use it as a cue for positive thought and action. It is signalling us that we need to do something or focus our intent on an area of our lives, a situation that needs to be resolved. The key in the ignition is turned and unless we are accustomed to driving we will simply sit there along and feeling frustrated, revving the engine in despair and just making a lot of noise and burn up the fuel. Meanwhile, ‘Hot Rod Henry’ is whizzing past with a wave and a wry smile. How did Penelope Pitstop in Wacky Races get her name? Her pink racing car doubles as a beauty salon and perhaps she is too relaxed about the race. She might not be in it to win. Other contestants - especially Peter Perfect, who has a crush on her - are always stopping to help her out of difficulty.
“If everyone on your planet were connected to their own Source Energy, there would be no assaults, for there would be no jealousy, insecurity or uncomfortable feelings of competition. If everyone understood the power of their own Being, they would not seek to control others. Any feelings of insecurity and hatred are born from our disconnection with who-you-are. Your (selfish) connection with Well-Being would bring only Well-Being.” - Abraham (Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA., U.S., 2008, p.150).
It is not necessary for a woman to act like a man to win the game of life. It is also not necessary for a man to be an ‘arrogant pig’ (as my friend refers to her ex!) to pull through either. It is, however, vital that we express our potential as unique and powerful individuals. We should all be like tall flames dancing together, or rays of light emanating from the one Sun. By failing to express ourselves, whether on an inner or outer level, we are not doing justice to either the fire or the Sun themselves. Light is our essential nature and it both wants to shine on the world and to illumine personal and collective consciousness. The more we limit ourselves, the more ‘wooden’ we allow ourselves to be, the more power we give away, so that even the spitting fury of the spark affects us - and, of course, it targets those over whom it can feel a sense of power. The spark is growing in its own way, at its own pace. So, too, is the flame that is neglecting to burn some of the wood, leaving it in an inert, unconscious state. It’s a wake-up call to illumine and empower part of our consciousness that is holding us back.
If we simply shrug our negative reactions off, and dismiss them by criticising ourselves for being negative (or ‘unspiritual’), all we are doing is repressing those emotions. We are leaving them to fester, throwing another snake into the pit of our unconscious minds. We are giving Indiana Jones a greater challenge, stacking the odds up against the conscious mind. Sooner or later, we will have to face the music and dance! It is our own weaknesses, not the outer world, and not other people, that we are learning to survive and overcome. ‘My God, life is so cruel to throw me in this snake pit,’ we exclaim in horror. Well, they’re our snakes! And they are there to teach us a lesson that we need to learn if we are to move on and become the powerful and wise co-creators we are destined to be. Of course...some of these snakes are old and we have forgotten how they got there. They represent poison from the past, even past lives, yet they are waiting for us to be bold and strong enough to take them on and demonstrate the creative power God within us. They are opportunities for growth for the adventurer in search of ancient wisdom.
“The masculine is more of a doing, thinking, focussed energy while the feminine is a connecting, intuitive, feeling energy. As a culture, we are sadly out of balance. We have too much masculine, which gives rise to a stunted feminine nature. The masculine has dominated the feminine for so long now that what we end up with are unconscious feelings, over-blown emotions, ignored intuition. In human terms, women try to be like men or women try to control the men in their lives. Too much masculine leads to men not listening to their own feelings or to the women in their lives. Hello? Do you know anyone who has a balanced, respectful partnership of equals? If you do, you are blessed!...If we really want to re-balance, we need to let our feminine spirit teach us the wisdom of the unity of all life.” - Cathy Pagano (‘The Sacred Marriage: Venus and Mars Unite in the Depths,’ 21 April 2009, www.blogs.astrology.com/dream_blog/2009/04/the-sacred-marriage-venus-and.html).
Perhaps, in a matriarchy or more earthly, tribal community, such needs are naturally taken care of because the structure of society maintains order. The System in our capitalist democracies is designed to maintain power in the hands of the few. It is therefore easily abused by the smarter and stronger predators among us. Together they - the System and selfish, greedy people - conspire to ‘manipulate, control and oppress’ us (my friend’s words). However, it also serves to ‘help those who help themselves’ and who stand up for themselves (and for truth). The more people do this the more individuality can take centre stage. We are all ‘gods in the making’ and our salvation relies on this realisation. Unless we exercise our freedom, we empower others to control our lives. St. Germain says the negative aspect of the masculine principle is control. Self-will resists. ‘I am right.’ So one is not open to change. Ego does not choose love because it is not open to growth since, when there is growth, it then it expands and is no more a separate identity. St. Germain cleared the right side of our bodies by hugging each of us individually, probably because the masculine side is overemphasised through fear and we need to work more on the left side; that is, surrender and love. (AFW, 31 December 2009).
Artwork by Michael Parkes
Even in the West, we are still in the fledgling stages of democracy, still learning to stretch our wings. Capitalism is an immature and therefore temporary example of ‘civilisation.’ It’s what we have for now but I believe that, since the older souls incarnating now will be aware of its faults and require a more just and meaningful collective existence, it is time to move on, to evolve beyond this stage.
“The rationale for universal compassion is based on the same principle of spiritual democracy. It is the recognition of the fact that every living being has an equal right to and desire for happiness. The true acceptance of the principle of democracy requires that we think and act in terms of the common good. Compassion and universal responsibility require a commitment to personal sacrifice and the neglect of egotistical desires.” - The Dalai Lama.
I guess men generally need to love more and women need to express power more. We all need to take charge of our lives and release the dragon inside us, to stand up and be counted. How are you reinforcing the victim if you shine like the Sun with both love and power as a unique individual? Surely you are allowing yourself and your children to be victims by not taking action and expressing your power. Is the sun and victim of the clouds? Or the turning Earth? Or the curtain covering my window? No, it smiles eternally and shines its light so it reaches all places and people when they're ready and when life permits.
I also told my friend, ‘I find that repeating positive affirmations can invoke solutions from the Self. Solutions can come out directly in terms of prompts to take action. And, as I said in my journal, which you read, sometimes I was shocked at how forceful that action was on occasion...completely out of character. But I never regretted it because it was 100% effective and just what I needed to do! There's a feeling of purity in that...because the action never came from ego or reaction but from a place deep within me in response to my intent to resolve the issues effectively. You know...this family living next door to me - believing I was helpless and vulnerable just because I'm on my own. I had to shatter that illusion periodically. Hopefully I have achieved that permanently now! But I'm sending them love and light every day just in case! LOL. I really should have done that all along and not given up so quickly. We live and learn!’
“If you must be selfish, then be wise and not narrow-minded in your selfishness. The key point lies in the sense of universal responsibility. That is the real source of strength, the real source of happiness. If we exploit everything available, such as trees, water and minerals, and if we don´t plan for our next generation, for the future, then we´re at fault, aren’t we? However, if we have a genuine sense of universal responsibility as our central motivation, then our relations with the environment, and with all our neighbours, will be well balanced.” - The Dalai Lama.
Agnete Hegelund by Elina Kechicheva for Marie Claire Spain, November 2013
Life a seed buried in earth to sprout into a tree,
a human being must be modest and humble
in order to grow spiritually.
Nothing is gained by egotistical confrontations,
feeling important, thinking we know everything,
have nothing to learn and can defeat any argument.
Only after we ourselves have become good
are we in a position
to give advice to others.
Pride and selfishness will destroy us,
but if we feel love and compassion as if we are
everyone's servant, the whole universe will bow down.
Rain upon the mountain streams downhill
pooling in the ravine at the bottom.
So great is humility, everything rushes toward it.
In asking for surrender - total surrender -
to the supreme Self, spirituality
shows us the way to lasting happiness.
Surrender to the Supreme
is the only guarantee of safety
and the only way to bliss.
When huge trees are uprooted by a cyclone
and tall buildings collapse, the grass remains
unscathed - such is the greatness of humility.
Take it to be Divine will,
and there will be
When we offer ourselves to the Divine,
our minds are purified, sorrows end,
and life becomes a festival.
is the sign
of true knowledge.
- Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi).
“There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” - Booker T. Washington (www.quotelady.com/subjects/strength.html).
"Happiness is not the result of certain conditions. Certain conditions are the result of happiness." - Neale Donald Walsch.
“As we ask, Why would you like to be over there? often the reply is, ‘Because I’m not happy over here where I’m standing.’ We then explain that it is important to talk about what is believed to be ‘over there’ and to try to find the feeling-place of what is ‘over there.’ For as long as someone is talking about, and feeling, what is ‘over here,’ it is not possible for them to get ‘over there.’” – Abraham (Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA., U.S., 2008, p.154).
I have learned that it is vital to one’s wellbeing and promise for the future to work on one’s vibration and get into a positive-feeling place each day, not only as a buffer to the assaults that may be hurled from every direction in this messed up world but also to release the old and create the new, to make room for more Light in one’s life. Face what is and feel it. Don’t be afraid of the feeling but don’t stop there either. Feel through it and when you feel everything continuously and deeply and your intention is to be your true, joyful, eternal Self and to be happy, then you get to the bottom of the glass and its starts filling up with feelings you do want and which are pure, natural expressions of who you really are as Spirit. And you find that this state of consciousness has been there all the time
That’s not to say that I myself have practiced this art of living creatively rather than destructively sufficiently or achieved anything along these lines. But, I have finally arrived at this understanding and feel that it is just a matter of time before I change my habits, my attitude, my thought processes because I now realise that if I am feeling negative in relation to my circumstances it is because I am out of alignment with my Self. I’ve been sucked into the illusion, in other words, and fallen prey to this vampire. In order to be free, we must first centre ourselves in the heart where our own power lies…somewhere! Eventually, we will connect with this Light more and more and it will flow more easily to the surface and shine out into our outer world. And love and gratitude are openings to this state of true being. Doors that require no key or force to push them open. What they do require, however, is continuous tenderness, self-love, openness and the sweetness of the heart with all its potential for magic.
We must be born again as children. For, as the Holy Bible says, “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Luke 18:17). And here is another pointer from Abraham Hicks which sums the situation up succinctly and describes what we might do about the difficulties we are experiencing in our present lives:
“If you have been accustomed to thinking and speaking about where you are currently standing, it is not an easy thing to suddenly shift your vibrations and to now begin thinking and feeling something that is very different. In fact, the Law of Attraction says that you do not have access to thoughts and feelings that are very far from where you have recently been vibrating, but, with some effort, you could find other better-feeling thoughts that are within your reach.” – Abraham (Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA., U.S., 2008, p.155).
It certainly seems difficult to suddenly jump to feeling how we would IF things were going our way. Many of us have given affirmations and positive thinking our best shot and finally given up after becoming disillusioned with this so-called ‘Secret.’ However, the reason why endeavours like these - and prayers – do not result in manifestation is that there is resistance to allowing joy and abundance, health and harmony, to flow freely. [See Appendix XIV: ‘ThePower of Thought’].
“The reason you have not already gotten what you desire is because you are holding yourself in a vibrational holding pattern that does not match the vibration of your desire. That is the only reason – ever! And an important thing for you to now understand is that if you will stop and think about it, or, more important, stop and feel about it, you can identify your very discord. So now, the only thing you need to do is gently and gradually, piece by piece, release your resistant thoughts, which are the only disallowing factors involved. Your increasing relief will be the indicator that you are releasing resistance, just as your feelings of increased tension, anger, frustration, and so on, have been your indicators that you have been adding to your resistance.” – Abraham (Ask and it is Given. Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA., U.S., 2004, p.15).
Not that this resistance is conscious. Most of it is likely to be unconscious due to habitual emotional responses and reasoning processes which have secured for themselves the momentum required for manifestation. We must learn to “offer thoughts that are different enough in vibrational nature to hinder your natural connection with Source,” as Abraham explains. “We refer to that condition as resistance…We want to assist you in consciously allowing your connection, more of the time, to Source.” (ibid. p.16-17).
So, it is a matter of adjusting the tracks and changing the direction of this train so it drives us to the destination we want to go to. And we reprogramme ourselves in the first instance not by suddenly taking a big jump but by starting with the baby steps, patiently and lovingly conditioning ourselves to find a positive-feeling place in every moment if we possibly can. And, really, the way to do this is to keep feeling in the heart, keep loving. And love, I believe, begins with acceptance and ownership (earth), moves up a notch into gratitude, or purity of feeling (water), then up to intention, or conscious desire (fire) and finally culminates in full, objective awareness and realisation (air), realisation that all IS Light and all IS Love and there is no other reality. The fruit has ripened on the tree of life. The Sun has broken through the clouds that were concealing the mountain. Because we made our way slowly up to the peak and discovered to very Source of life, the very heart of our existence.
The trouble with our Western society is that it is so male-oriented that we neglect these initial feminine steps (earth and water are the feminine elements). Similarly, in the East, there is a strong tradition of humility and the wisdom of being content with what one has. Yet, people are wont to remain at that level, at the foot of the tree or mountain, and neglect to reach up to the where the sun is shining or the fruit is ripening. Intent (fire) should be our centre, it is true. However, without the foundation of thankfulness for what we have produced in our lives up to this point, we remain stuck in the ego, centred as identities that are separated from everything rather than surrendering to the infinite whole, to the Goddess.
All is one consciousness and, as long as we defy this reality by not feeling and releasing and allowing the whole of life to flow like a river through the village of our lives we will remain stranded, cut off from the supply of nourishment for our crops, our dreams. Most of us are staggering around dying of thirst and do not even know the cause of our illness because we have yet to ask questions and invite the medicine man or wise teacher into our lives who has this information to share with us. We can’t even think straight and whenever we see something that looks promising it turns out to be merely a mirage.
“With a determination to feel better, you could change the subject and therefore find other thoughts with better-feeling vibrations – but vibrational shifting is usually a gradual process. In fact, a continual attempt, in defiance of the Law of Attraction, to try to jump vibrational ranges is a major factor in the feelings of discouragement that eventually cause people to conclude that they really do not have control of their own life experiences.” – Abraham (Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA., U.S., 2008, p.156).
“We want you to know that you always hold the power and control of your own life experience. The only reason that you could ever experience something other than what you desire is because you are giving the majority of your attention to something other than what you desire.” – Abraham (Ask and it is Given. Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA., U.S., 2004, p.73).
We live in the third dimension where a small bunch of crooks have cut off the water supply and taken control of the land. They control our reality by keeping us in a state of fear and ignorance. We have forgotten, however, that there are rivers flowing here there and everywhere beneath the ground which simply need to be found and unleashed. And, as one individual succeeds in doing this so do others find their way back to ending the drought for themselves and others. What is it they say? ‘Before we judge others, we must first tidy up our own front yard before.’ Well, this also applies if we want the world to bring us what we want. The work of ascension is clearing up and releasing the old negative habits and we can do this in stages as long as we honour the truth and remain mindful of the love lurking deep in our hearts. That love is not hiding from us. It is we who have long forgotten what love is or that we are love. So, it rarely, if ever, occurs to us to go within, to feel in our heart space and exercise that muscle again. This is the teaching of St. Germain and the Ascended Masters, not mine. I am learning the ropes, or remembering how to live according to my true Being, just as you are.
“We want to remind you of the basic premise that must be understood before any of this will make sense to you: Well-Being flows; Well-Being wants you! Well-Being is lined up outside your door. Everything you have ever desired, whether spoken or unspoken, has been transmitted by you vibrationally. It has been heard and understood by Source and has been answered, and now you are going to feel your way into allowing yourself to receive it, one feeling at a time.” – Abraham Hicks (Ask and it is Given. Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA., U.S., 2004, p.16).
P'taah: And those of you who come into this new way of thinking and understanding that you create your own reality absolutely, so it is that then you may begin to change the way that you make choices. In other words, you can make choices from sovereignty rather than fear and also come into the understanding that whatever you create is a gift…
Sovereignty is how you are with whatever is occurring that is ostensibly beyond your control. When you have created or co-created at some level a situation, such as the termination of job, so it is that you can say, ‘Well, this is not my fault.’ Yet you have an emotional reaction to it and so it is part of your creation, even if it is not conscious.
So the sovereignty comes in how you choose to be with this circumstance, this co-created event. And none of you can see around corners but what you may absolutely take on faith is that whatever occurs may be a gift and of great benefit to you.
And you know, the greater part of you really knows all the possibilities and probabilities and sometimes it is necessary to create something like this in order to create that which is of greater benefit, of greater adventure, you see, of more fun, of something quite wondrous!
Q2: So you use the word 'sovereignty' in a way which means to keep your head and motivate yourself in such a situation.
P'taah: We use it in a way that you have freedom to choose how you will be with whatever circumstances you create or co-create. You can go into a depression. You can go into great fear. You can run around likened unto chicken with head off and be very woeful and have a pity-party. Or you can say, ‘Well, this has been a bit of shock but I understand that this will be to my benefit. That in this circumstance there is a gift for me if I can allow it.’ And that is called surrender to what is. You understand?
(Excerpts from November 2010 Message from P'taah, channelled through Jani King, www.ptaah.com).
Police Chief (Alexei Sayle song):
Whenever people bother me
When they shout and raise their voices
I don't let it get me down
I just make some stupid noises!
I go...HUH HUH HUH HUH NI NI NI NI YA YA YA [etc.]
When the boss is giving you the sack
'Cause you've lost all his invoices
Don't drink a bottle of sulphuric acid
Relax, make stupid noises!
Just go...[more stupid noises as he dances around].
- The Young Ones (additional material written by Alexei Sayle: Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Cash,’ written by Ben Elton and Rik Mayall, 1984, BBC TV).