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Finding Your Truth

I could have easily titled this blog “Finding MY Truth” but that’s not what this written effort is about.  This blog’s focus is to help others in finding their own truth.

In reality, your TRUTH might not be the same as MY truth; but what I’d like others to know is that I compassionately encourage you in your explorations to find your personal truth because I know how arduous that search can be—how rocky the terrain that lies ahead—how tedious the extended journey awaiting you, simply to uncover those deeply-hidden secrets of YOU. 

And I also know how life can change in an instant when the winding, mountainous path that you were so confidently traveling suddenly crumbles beneath your feet—tossing you screaming off the cliff and out into space.

Having faced some of that unexpected “air time” myself, I know how shocking it can be when your life suddenly falls apart, forcing you to see how quickly you either learn to fly, or how well you can bounce once you do hit the canyon floor.  

Also from my own experiences in personal TRUTH finding (as well as surviving LIFE’s challenges), I know how rare it is to find others willing to offer emotional support or encouragement to get you back on your feet again without a ‘profit motive’ involved.  True, we all have to make a living, but there are times when you should compassionately look to help others without first considering what they can offer you in return.   

So up front here: I don’t want your money—in fact I don’t want anything from you other than some deep soul-searching to determine what you really expect from LIFE and what LIFE expects from you in return.

If you can answer those two key questions to your own satisfaction, then that’s plenty reciprocal reward for me.

Remember, MY truth may not be YOUR truth, but I know MY truth better than I know yours, so that is likely what I will write about the most and hope you can see parallels or divergences by which to gauge your own truth. 

Life is an adventure—one we may never truly understand in this plane of existence—but one we have to navigate all the same.  So good luck!  As you journey ever forward, stay alert to avoid sudden pitfalls and just watch where you step in general, because it’s one big ‘cow pasture’ out there.*   

* (I’m from Iowa: If you think dogs leave an unappreciated ‘pile’ behind in walkways, imagine what a bunch of cows might leave behind during your pastoral wandering.)

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Moving Though It

“We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives. By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation.

We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds – the strength to overcome them and the wisdom that we are meant to receive through them. Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people. They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise.”     ~Caroline Myss

Art • “Favorite Kind of Saturday” by Olga Erokhina @wanderings

(Found on The Soul Journey with Sarah Moussa )

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You know this time of year is often hard on some folks who might be missing loved ones and feeling very alone in their grief; or maybe they are feeling lonely in general or confused at what little they actually ARE or ARE NOT feeling about the holiday season or about their closer friends; or perhaps they are even confused about their own lives and where they seem to be in their living process—confused about the direction of their lives—unsure of where they presently are and where they are going in the future.

Basically I just wanted to say: It’s okay to feel that way.

It’s okay to feel exactly whatever you are feeling. You are being honest about it. Pain is real—physical or emotional/mental.

Sometimes we feel what we feel without the need for a rational explanation. It just is. So it’s okay to feel whatever you are currently feeling, but if you linger in that feeling for days or weeks (or longer), that’s when you get into trouble. That funky feeling becomes a mind-state that is harder to shift out of.

Now about the quote above: I’ve been a Caroline Myss fan for decades, and if you’ve ever heard her videos or audios, you know immediately she is a no-nonsense “Get yourself together!” kind of teacher who does not tolerate slackers or whiners. I like that about her in general. She is to the point, crisp, and sometimes a bit brutal in her assessment of how we should view our lives. A student expressing victimization or openly feeling sorry for him/herself will not remain long in her class. She just won’t put up with it.

But the thing is that in her sharper critique of how to better handle your life challenges, she knows how to shift your perspective out of that funk you are presently immersed in. She knows how to broaden your view on WHY you are here and WHAT you are meant to do with your precious life WHILE here in this life experience.

Therefore to her (and to many, including myself) she views our wounds not as curses or tar-pits in which our feet are hopelessly stuck, but as educational ‘opportunities’ to maximize learning more about ourselves through the experience and learning more about LIFE in general.

In other words, yes, you may feel like the world is swallowing you whole right now BUT if you can stop for a moment and see what this emotion/situation/experience is really showing you about your own resiliency or about your determination to climb out of the tar-pit, or about your flat-out refusal to be beaten down into the dirt by the hardships you are currently experiencing, THEN you can see the VALUE of this particular ‘testing ground’ that your higher spirit has evidently placed you in at the moment. Through enduring the inescapable difficulties facing you, you may be discovering aspects of yourself that you had not previously realized. You are a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for being. You truly are tougher than the challenge and capable of surviving the nastiest of the nasty, if you just keep going and don’t quit until you are through it. You got this!

“We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives. By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation.

We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds – the strength to overcome them and the wisdom that we are meant to receive through them. Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people. They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise.”    

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For all of us, LIFE is one big challenge. Find a way to meet your challenge and move through it. You’ll learn to better trust yourself during the process.

And that is the biggest reward you could ever receive for your unceasing efforts: Learning you have the capability to handle anything that life throws at you. Because you do.

Gifts

‘Gifts’ are one of those malleable concepts that may take time for us to personally realize because sometimes they may seem more like curses.

At first our natural talents or proclivities may seem intrusive to us or even unwanted, or perhaps on a positive side they seem mystical or surreal in a sense, but not a sense that others welcomed when we were near them. So we learned to keep quiet about those ‘gifts’ so as not to draw undesired attention or insults and attacks from people in our lives.

Those odd sensory phenomenon that may seem so magical to us in our solitude, may draw strange reactions from parents and friends, forcing us to keep quiet about our ‘natural gifts’—until we run across others who relish their own ‘natural gifts’ and can better help us accept our own.

I’ve taught Usui REIKI for a couple decades now, and the biggest ice-breaker turning point in class participation comes early on—just as soon as I tell the class that “REIKI may enhance or awaken your hidden psychic abilities.”  

Then BOOM!  Backs straighten in the chairs, hands shoot up or voices instantly start declaring personal stories of psychic experiences.  And when I had previously asked each one WHY they were attending the class with not a one saying “to enhance my psychic abilities,” I NOW hear that this new revelation gave them instant recognition of WHY they felt they needed to take the class besides the obvious energy-healing aspect.  Perhaps they didn’t know exactly why this class was so important to them prior to my saying what I did, but NOW they definitely knew why they were really there. Fascinating.

Once that “your psychic gifts may be enhanced or revealed” revelation is made, everyone starts jabbering with each other—instantly freed from self-doubt or the fear of being judged. 

For me it is both funny and enjoyable to witness the entire class suddenly relate together and gel, so I always make the statement early on in the class to help everyone to simply relax with each other—that’s when they all realize that ‘you’ve just found your new peer group.’

Why I’m writing this now is because I noticed this morning that James Van Praagh posted this message below, and I got the nudge that maybe I should share it here for others to run across—folks like the students in my previous REIKI classes who may be feeling uncertain or burdened by their own ‘natural gifts’ that keep intruding into their daily lives with no explanation for why it is occurring.

For me as a child, I was always intuitive and empathic (could feel things) but I was not so much psychically gifted to see or hear things; however with others in my REIKI group of friends, many of them had those psychic gifts (seeing and hearing) as children and their parents tried to discourage them or told them to “shut up about that,” so for you who are parents or for folks who once had parents with similar viewpoints, I just want you to know that the world is finally acknowledging your natural abilities, and they aren’t really ‘bad things’ after all.

It just helps to know you aren’t alone in your situations, and that even our gifts need to be refined and honed to use them well; and to not allow them to adversely control us. It’s one thing to be more psychically receptive—an open frequency channel to receive input from others; but without establishing controls or limits to our psychic receptivity, too much undesired input can lead to something resembling schizophrenia.

Van Praagh is a well-known psychic and offers training in honing your abilities.

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Helping Your Sensitive Child Thrive

How old were you when you first became aware of your psychic or mediumistic abilities? You might have heard voices, had an imaginary friend only you could see, or sensed the presence of relatives who had passed on years earlier. Perhaps you had strong feelings about places and people that you couldn’t explain. If you were a child when this happened, chances are you didn’t know exactly what was going on! Hopefully, you had a supportive, sensitive adult to help you navigate these experiences. If so, you probably grew up to be someone who embraced their gifts and followed their intuition. If not, you might have found yourself scared or in denial about your spirit connection. A parent, teacher, family member, or friend can make all the difference in the world when it comes to nurturing a highly sensitive, spiritually gifted child.  James Van Praagh 

Read: https://vanpraagh.com/helping-your-sensitive-child-thrive/  “

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Defining the Self

The previous post was on the “SELF as Master,” meaning that in this context the SELF here was referring to the God-force SELF—the ALLness—the Everything.

But even the ‘ego-self’ that most of us struggle to control, is a bit more diverse than saying it means ‘pure ego’ which also has its own range of implications. There is a certain negative connotation associated with the term “ego,” and yet without any ego—or any sense of self—we can easily become manipulated manikins to whoever pulls our strings.

I was once trying to describe self-realization and self-actualization concepts to a clinical psychologist friend where I said the self-realization goal was to eliminate our personal egos, and she replied that this was very strange because she often spent hours trying to help her more subservient clients to develop a stronger sense of their own ego—to stand up for themselves—to better protect themselves from aggressive controlling partners. So from her viewpoint a certain amount of personal EGO is necessary to survive in the world.

And when I talk about ‘self-realization’ I’m referring to GOD-force SELF—making it more like the all-capped “SELF-realization” where the focus is on realizing that we are the Master SELF incarnate in this life experience, and that we are still, and always will be, connected to the Great ALLness no matter what we do or where we go.

But when Maslow for instance talks about ‘self-actualization’, he is referring to your truly maximizing who you are as a human being capable of releasing your untapped creative and intuitive greatness. Some examples:

—The Dictionary on Self-Actualization: “the realization or fulfillment of one’s talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone.”

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—“What is self actualization in Maslow hierarchy of needs?

Self–actualization refers to the need for personal growth and development throughout one’s life. It is the highest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which was developed by psychologist Abraham Maslow. Once you are self–actualized, you’ve met your full potential as an individual.”  (www.simplypsychology.org/self-actualization.html)

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So to fully comprehend WHO you are and WHY you feel significant to this existence, it helps to consider the personal ‘ego-self’ in relation to the ‘Great-SELF’—the God-force SELF; or self-actualization in relation to SELF-realization—i.e., self/SELF.

And whereas for many of us, the goal is to tamp down our personal egos and be less self-focused (which often means we are demanding that our needs be placed above all other’s needs); our existence here in a physical body requires that we protect and utilize our human body to explore this life experience, therefore personal ego was intended to help us do that. In that respect, ego is not such a bad thing as it is necessary for basic survival.

 What it all comes down to is the classic conundrum of “Where do I end and you begin?”

That’s a hard question to answer, because for me personally I’m not sure there is an actual ending per se for any of us. 

Maybe our problem is that while we are here in the Earth-plane, we have such a restricted perspective of what ‘the end’ means to the physical body; whereas in the higher planes of energy existence there is NO end or ending, only multiple variations on a ceaseless theme whose purpose is increasing conscious awareness.

This so reminds me of the old Isaac Asimov short story on discovering the Creator of the Universe: “The Last Question.”

If you haven’t read it, I won’t spoil it for you.

Self as Master

“God, Guru and the Self are identical. A spiritually-minded person thinks that God is all pervading and takes God for their Guru. Later, God brings them in contact with a personal Guru and the person recognizes them as all in all. Lastly the same person is made by the grace of the master to feel that their Self is the reality and nothing else. Thus they find that the Self is the master…”

~ Ramana Maharshi

Mystic Path to Cosmic Consciousness

All the voluminous possible subjects to contemplate and I ran across this Ramana Maharshi quote that struck a chord in me.

I’ve read numerous books from many diverse spiritual masters in India and think this ‘self/Self’ concept is one of the most important for western minds to truly comprehend, and yet one of the harder concepts for us to digest.

In essence we must consider how does the small ‘self’—meaning our egos, relate to the large ‘Self’—the ALLness—GOD—the Great Everything? 

Most spiritual seekers spend a lifetime questing for closer association to GOD only to eventually realize that GOD was always present within him/her—never outside the person—never an external goal or a destination or a longed-for connection. We are already connected and always have been connected to God because we are tangential extensions of that ALLness all interacting with other tangential extensions of that same ALLness.

We are like fingers and toes of the Great Everything all wriggling about trying to recognize our relationship to the vastness of all possibility. And as finger and toe extensions of the ALL, we have the ability to create the world around us as we choose to envision it because Godforce energy flows through us to do so.

Depending on our upbringing, most of us in the west were taught that God was this paternalistic, omniscient, all powerful force that ruled our lives—but that God was separate from us and we had to behave appropriately to please God for our lives to flow beneficially in all ways. Meaning: God was NOT us; and we were NOT God. That was blasphemy to think that we and God were one and the same.

So many people went in search of a spiritual teacher—a guru of some sort, to guide them in becoming closer to God and to learn how best to communicate with that all-powerful Master of our existence. As Ramana Maharshi mentions, they felt that God first put them on the path to finding that particular teacher so then they must follow that guru with religious devotion because the guru knew the true path to God.

But eventually the seeker realizes that the guru is not the actual Master to follow so devotedly for their spiritual enlightenment, but that Guru is only the guide showing the seeker HOW to connect directly to God for herself because THAT is the ‘key knowledge’ currently lacking in her life: How to directly connect into the Great Everything and feel that overwhelming Oneness with the ALL.

Once the personal connection to ALLness is reestablished, then the seeker realizes that the ‘Master’ is not the Guru in some human form, but Spirit itself is the Master and is the true ‘Godforce connection’ that she was always capable of achieving for herself, but that she had mistakenly failed to recognize it as such and had failed to cultivate her personal Godforce connection to fruition.

“God, Guru and the Self are identical. A spiritually-minded person thinks that God is all pervading and takes God for their Guru. Later, God brings them in contact with a personal Guru and the person recognizes them as all in all. Lastly the same person is made by the grace of the master to feel that their Self is the reality and nothing else. Thus they find that the Self is the master…”

“…Thus they find that the Self is the master…” means it isn’t the ‘ego-self’ he’s referring to with that statement—it is the ALLness Self that flows through us at all times—our own Godforce connection; and that WE (each of us) have the ability to use that Godforce to create the world we choose and the life we want, because we are simply fingers and toes expressing the Great Everything in whatever we do.

We are the Creator’s creations creating the world around us in our own personal images with every choice that we make because “God, Guru, and Self are identical…,” and we are all of them—as appendages of the Greatness allowing the Godforce to flow effortlessly through our lives.

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Our Ordinary Lives

“We all have encounters with the sacred; we just have to cultivate the eye that can perceive them. We have to see what’s already here, interwoven with what we claim is human and mundane. We have to take inventory of the magic that conspires to love us in and through our ordinary lives.”

~ Meggan Watterson at www.earthschoolharmony.com

We are living in such a strange time. It defies explanation really; and for certain it defies logic because little is logical about our ongoing collective world-wide, as well as internal, conflicts for many years.

For the most part you can choose to view your own life and our aggregate lives in ways that can either sooth you or infuriate you depending on your personal preference. Hostilities everywhere are easily fanned by resentments, grievances, and anger; while peaceful mind-states, though still possible, are much harder to maintain.

If anything I think our combined collective consciousness has been dulled into apathy by the constant acrimony and perpetual divisive turmoil we see daily–everywhere, and it tends to lean toward whomever rants the loudest at any given time. But ranting in general is not the path to peaceful coexistence—it’s just the opposite. Ranting is very “ME” focused, rather than “US” focused, discounting the opinions of others as of little consequence to the loudest vocalizations from the attention seeker.

So through all of this vociferous consternation and social mayhem it becomes harder for each of us to maintain a calm inner awareness of how miraculous and amazing our lives actually are, especially when they are so rife with problems.  

The TRUTH is that we actually live EXTRODINARY lives even in their ordinariness, because LIFE itself is a miracle. But it often takes an intentional focus to see it, meaning: You have to stop and acknowledge the miraculous aspects of your life.  (Don’t agree? Hold your breath for ten minutes, and when they bring you back from the dead, maybe you could reconsider that opinion.)

“… We have to see what’s already here, interwoven with what we claim is human and mundane. We have to take inventory of the magic that conspires to love us in and through our ordinary lives.”

And during our daily struggles we search for greater meaning throughout most of our existence, asking those familiar questions—why am I here—what am I to do—is my life important in some way to the greater good—what is my TRUE PURPOSE for being here at this time?

But the answers to all of those questions are as illusive and confusing as are the answers to why the world around us is the combative way that it is.

Perhaps our personal view of ‘the world’ that we all share is based only on how we choose to perceive it—how we choose to make use of it—how we choose to accept our actions and the actions of others as allowable or not to the fabric of our collective existence.  

Simply put: We all see the world around us as we choose to see it, and we interact with that world based on our limited, self-focused perception. We may get so caught up in our biased views that sometimes we fail to notice how miraculous the simplicity of LIFE actually is; and when you can stop and intentionally tune in to the sacredness of the world around you, you can shift your limited perceptions to a higher vantage point from which to reassess your life.

As the above image shows, there is peace and continuity in the snowy egret’s patient waiting for a meal to swim near as the day either dawns or ends; and this visual metaphor that we have witnessed daily in different ways, beams a simple unstated acknowledgement of LIFE’s general purpose for all beings to ‘thrive and survive’ day by day, no matter the species, no matter the circumstance.

And despite all the fury and rancor that bombards us daily, the world we share remains as ‘the world’ always was and still is—a potential treasure trove for maximizing our own growth and creativity—a fine-art gallery with free admission for nature’s magnificent beauty and ecological harmony—and an on-going opportunity for us to learn compassion and sharing with others while better understanding our own role in LIFE’s current evolution where all species peacefully co-exist here during our limited lifetimes.  

So really, there is nothing ORDINARY about our lives or about LIFE in general, is there?

“We all have encounters with the sacred; we just have to cultivate the eye that can perceive them. We have to see what’s already here, interwoven with what we claim is human and mundane. We have to take inventory of the magic that conspires to love us in and through our ordinary lives.”

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Be Soft

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”  Kurt Vonnegut

I started to say that I don’t think I’ve ever been accused of ‘being soft,’ but I think I recently have been by someone close to me who thought I wasn’t being hard enough on a repair technician that I was dealing with at the time. There are ways of accomplishing a goal without belittling and demeaning or even threatening the person with whom you are engaging. That I do believe.

In fact I think if you recognize and appeal to a person’s humanity, and can inspire their desire to assist you rather than trying to intimidate them into doing so, you will receive greater rewards sooner than if you had harassed and harangued them. I personally am more likely to respond to that approach.

Seriously, in today’s world right now why does everyone, especially in the news media’s focus, have to be so mean and hateful? I don’t understand that aspect of our shared experience.

In a world full of TAKERS why can’t there be more GIVERS instead?

If you had more GIVERS in the current world, there would be less need to be a TAKER, wouldn’t there? If there were more gentleness expressed everywhere by everyone, wouldn’t there be less anger and meanness?

I was listening to Margaret Hoover’s “Firing Line” early this morning and she had Adam Grant as her guest: Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author who studies how people find motivation and meaning, and what it takes to lead more generous and creative lives.” (wiki)

Grant was talking about the binary choices we face in today’s world (‘my way or the highway’ thinking) and how hard it is to carry on family or group conversations now because we are all so entrenched in our own opinions and mindsets that we have no tolerance to listen to others who disagree with us. We immediately go into ‘attack mode’ to slander the other person’s character, family, and associations.

He said something I found interesting: He said really listen to someone who disagrees with you, and ask them why they think what they do, what evidence they can provide to substantiate that feeling and thought (just listendon’t try to counter their argument); then ask them if there is any evidence to the contrary that would sway that belief they are espousing.

Meaning that if you can help them determine whether what they are saying is ‘evidence and fact based’ or simply an ‘act of faith’ in who is saying it, then you can help them to define if that ‘belief’—that ‘faith’ that they maintain—is more like a religion than a legal issue, because you can believe what you want to believe about most anything, but that doesn’t make it factual. Would FACTS per se if they became aware of them, ever help them to change that current belief that they hold?

Important here: Just ask them that—don’t provide the actual evidence yourself contrary to their opinion. Just leave it in the air for them to consider. And respect their right to disagree with you. Then see if they start paying more attention to the details of what they currently believe about the issue.

You know TRUTH seems hard to come by in today’s world. And simply calling something TRUTH doesn’t make it so; nor does rallying behind a flag and shouting “FREEDOM to the People” make it a call for justice and equity as much as it may be a cry for anarchy and chaos disguised in patriotic fervor masking a group’s ulterior motives.

Words are just words. Actions can be for the betterment of others or for the detriment of them.

But gentleness in attitude and frequently expressed compassion toward others both go a long way toward making this world a better place to live in and to grow.

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“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” 

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Trauma Survivors All

As have many before me, I’ve been through personal trauma so I would never minimize anyone’s trauma experience. But when I saw this graphic, I reacted strongly to it—especially the “…We’ve had to fight for our ability to think clearly and know who we are….”

For me that is SO true. I think a ‘survivor’ of any horrendous experience is one who simply refuses to give in, give up, or quit trying to recover one’s own being from whatever nasty situation that so adversely affected them. And I don’t DO ‘victim’—never have—never will. We are SURVIVORS—ALL of us. That’s the only way to make it through this LIFE.

Examples of trauma situations are too many to list—but believe me you know the aftereffects of TRAUMA when they strike you. Your entire world view shifts from being the confident person that you once were before the adverse incident or situation, to the shell-shocked, struggling ‘wisp of who you once were’ afterwards. And it takes a lot of time and effort to intentionally solidify into your true self again.

Plus if you are a stubborn little mule like ‘moi,’ you’ll want to face down the fears and nasty emotional/psychological residues all by yourself, because ‘Hey, it’s fine—I’m fine—everything is fine!’ don’t you know. Except you actually aren’t FINE—not even close. So take my hard-earned advice here and get some real help coming to grips with what all was and likely still is happening to you, because the hidden, lingering aftereffects are still the most devastating to your daily life, and especially to your relationships.

See, that’s the part of “Trauma survivors crave honesty and authenticity….” that you have to learn to acknowledge and respect about yourself now. You really are NOT the same person that you once were—you will never be that naïve and gullible again—that open and trusting of others—or even that arrogant and oblivious to other people’s/being’s reach and power (Yep, that’s me); because it’s just not possible that you will let yourself be so vulnerable to any others ever again; which either makes you hesitant and nervous around others or it possibly makes you defensive and suspicious toward them—simply to better protect yourself in the now from encountering a similar nasty past experience.  

I get it. I really do.

Totally and completely—I get it. I question everything and everyone around me now. I always look for motives and dive deeply beyond surface appearances in search of that illusive TRUTH thread to any situation or encounter.

I DO crave “honesty and authenticity” in any of my relationships, including friendships; and because I’ve had to fight so hard to recover my thinking abilities, I will never take anyone or anything at face value again, and never will I automatically believe whatever I’m being told by ANYONE, especially since as an energy worker I can FEEL the energies that they are projecting along with the meaningless words that slide so easily from their lips. You can’t fool a ‘human lie detector’ (an energy empath) who can literally FEEL your emitted vibes.

So in truth as the graphic above states, I am NOT “…willing to engage with those who do not honor that” —who do not honor ME as a valued person.

And that is exactly how I feel about dealing with other people now. Show me who you really are by your actions and mannerisms—don’t tell me of your sterling character and numerous accomplishments because they mean nothing to me.  Self-proclamations are merely your ego’s hubris surfacing which does the opposite of your intention. If you brag on yourself, I trust you less, not more.

I value silence. I value humility. I value witnessing your actions with and your reactions to others who come in contact with you—especially your reactions to animals. You can’t fool animals, as they read and react to people’s energies better than most humans do.

So if you want to book a visit to MY personal island, you better have a valid TRUST passport and proof of authenticity as a ‘caring human being’ before even thinking about approaching MY shores.

You know, …just sayin’.

When Words Fail

What He Said

Alberto Villoldo 

“We now know that whatever you vibrate, you create and attract to yourself. So, you work on healing yourself in order to create peace around you. You become peace. If there is conflict living within you, you cannot live in a world of peace. The world mirrors back to you perfectly the condition of your love and of your intent. And if the world you are living in is not a world that is at peace and at joy and at grace, then you have to find peace, joy, and grace within you.” – Alberto Villoldo, PhD.

The Manifestation Antenna

“Think of your body as an antenna that interacts with this fundamental field at every moment.”

Nassim Haramein

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Perhaps one of the hardest things to comprehend is that in many ways we create our own reality—we create our own situations that challenge us, inspire us, motivate us, revolt us, reenergize us—whatever effect that situation has on us—we created the ‘learning environment’ for that reality to affect us in some way because it provides education to us on many levels of awareness.

HOW we create those ‘educational situations’ is what Nassim is talking about above.

Our body is actually multidimensional; and while we tend to consider ‘our body’ as a single physical mass, that physical being is also encased in a many-layered energy cocoon that operates at specific frequencies of electromagnetic lightwave energy.

The generator for this human-energy cocoon is a unified combination of the human body “systems” that operate in conjunction with each other and basically radiate the energy generated by our emotions outward throughout our energy field — (see 2 of my posts on The Body’s Many Systems  and The Human Energy Body)—which then ‘attracts’ similar frequency energies to us.

Since we are constantly swimming in this ‘fundamental energy field’ that Nassim describes, whatever we emit outward from us through our thoughts, emotions, mental distress or peaceful mental alignment is the same energy that is attracted back to us from that oceanic energy field of life in which we swim. So in effect using our thoughts and emotions, we become the transmitting antenna that calls for the ‘manifestation energies’ to align to our desired personal frequencies.

But the problem for many of us is that we aren’t aware that we have some control over what we experience because we think that LIFE just ‘happens as it happens.’  When actually our own lives happen through a multitude of factors (including co-existing with 7.2 billion people in the world right now all emitting their own frequencies), but for us personally to stabilize and change our own environments and better affect our own manifesting abilities, we have to better control the energies that we send outward into the ‘manifestation arena.

That’s why I keep harping on keeping your frequencies higher and lighter—focused on love and compassion, because those frequencies are the most harmonious and peaceful ‘manifesting energies’ that we can create.

If you keep your thoughts on anger, resentment, hatred, jealousy, fear, anxiety, and worse, then those very low frequencies are what you transmit outward from you, which in turn is what is most attracted back to you.  (Believe me you DON’T want that nastiness coming back on you.)

That’s why Nassim is saying that you should “Think of your body as an antenna that interacts with this fundamental field at every moment.”

What we think—what we feel—what we focus our energies on—ALL of that is what we attract back to us.

Now in today’s world with all the carnage everywhere, it is pretty hard to stay focused on LOVE and COMPASSION, but in truth, it is totally necessary that we do so to call the best possible future situations back to us.

I know, I know—not easily done.

But for ALL of our sakes, it is necessary that we do it, especially now.

Energies are shifting, changes are beginning, but there is so much more to do. So don’t be disheartened. Don’t be discouraged.

Just be clear about your intentions. Set your mind to achieve those intentions, and then align your energies to match it.  That’s how you change your personal situations—how you change your own life for the better.

That’s how we change the collective world—though our intentions, our energies, and our focus to do so.

Whatever our collective antenna continually transmits to the greater manifestation field; that is what it will provide back to us because that’s what it is designed to do—to match our energies with likewise situations.

Be an antenna for good things—for joy and happiness—for abundance and love.

You can do it.  We all can.

Secrets

Hey, who doesn’t have secrets?

There are secrets that we keep from others—even secrets we keep from ourselves about our own lives. You can claim to not keep ANY secrets from others (or even from your conscious self), but I’m pretty sure you have something deeply stashed somewhere that you aren’t comfortable sharing or even seriously considering as an aspect of your actual being, because we all do.

There are likely facets of our personalities or of our behaviors that are perhaps a bit too sensitive to expose to the light of day or to the scrutiny of others who might judge or condemn us in some way. In our minds, those facets represent a ‘lesser’ feature of who we are as living, breathing animals that occasionally don’t adhere to social confines or guidelines—especially around others.

We may feel there are secrets that if exposed to our friends might make them reconsider our friendships or scorn us for our imperfections, so we don’t risk sharing those more hidden parts of ourselves with anyone—but seriously—we ALL have them.  You are not alone in that.

Sometimes ‘secrets’ drive our waking lives, and have likely driven them for the entirety of our existence from childhood onwards.

Those secrets are often the fodder of counseling sessions to uncover reasons for personal neuroses or persecution complexes or paranoia or deep, ingrained fears of exposure.

We might even develop TRUST issues because of the secrets we hold—but there are usually good reasons for doing so. Trust is earned, not freely given to any who claim to be ‘trustworthy’—as many folks do, but prove they actually weren’t.

How about this: Have you ever been physically ‘threatened’ for who you really are?   

Personal safety is a main reason for keeping our deepest secrets. Sometimes the threats can become actual assaults against us—simply for being the person we were born to be.  So to avoid serious altercations that can threaten our lives or livelihoods, we keep our secrets secret.

Parents may withhold love or affection if we don’t conform to their expectations, so we often keep our deepest feelings secret even from them for as long as we can.

It can take a lot of soul searching and personal examination to work through WHO we really are as opposed to who our parents had wanted us to be—again, more counseling fodder.

So if during your journey to find out who you really are on all levels of your being, you encounter some sudden ‘secrets’ erupting from your subconscious into your NEW conscious awareness, be gentle with yourself. You are the only one who truly has to live with YOU in all your personality’s multi-facets and struggles for survival in a harsh and unforgiving world.

Examine your secrets without judgment, but determine WHY you keep them hidden from others or from your conscious self to see if those secrets are even worth hiding. And if they aren’t, then they aren’t really SECRETS any longer. They are simply another aspect of your life.

Living In an Inverse World

As the graphic above describes: Welcome to the inverse logic of an inverse world that we all currently inhabit.

What I’ve noticed lately, amidst all the daily acrimony and carnage, is that if there is one thing that this chaotic time is offering to us, it is a much closer examination of our most unquestioned childhood beliefs—you know, those ingrained cultural beliefs that we’ve always been told were TRUTHs that we could rely on to help guide us through our lives; but they really weren’t TRUTHs at all—they were simply fairy tales—certain view points that others wanted us to BELIEVE were TRUTH.

These types of skewed ‘fairy tales’ told to malleable children are behavior motivators—they often become behavior-manipulation techniques used by parents and teachers to steer young psyches in a particular desired direction, i.e., they are comprehendible examples of the perpetual battle of good vs. evil, or the battle of the EGO and the ID—cultivated conscience against unbridled natural behaviors.

But to discount these old tropes as simply ‘clichéd stereotypes’ is to underestimate their still lingering effect on young minds whose very foundation was built using those primary-belief examples.

The same is true in our current political environment. Who do you believe? Who actually speaks TRUTH in our world now?

Can you tell the difference between facts and fiction?  Do you WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH between them?

Can you tell the difference between a highly-manipulated “infomercial” and a fact-based documentary?

Again: Do you WANT TO KNOW the TRUTH?

Is TRUTH important to you?  Or do you simply want to believe ‘what you WANT to believe’ because it makes you feel better about yourself and about the world around you?

What about the people of your world—of your life—what do you believe about them? 

What are you basing that belief on: your emotions, your longing/need for closeness, or how that person actually treats you?

TRUTH itself is such a hard concept to corral—especially in today’s environment. That’s why it is so important for you to define TRUTH for yourself, especially with such an upside down world in which we currently reside.

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“…Sometimes we shouldn’t define people by somebody else’s point of view—just because it’s what we’ve been told, doesn’t make it true.”

Find your own TRUTH—make that your goal in life.

Discovering actual TRUTH about the world may not always be a pleasant revelation for us, but at least it is the firm bedrock on which you can stand to make further decisions affecting your life.

Believe in the clarifying power of TRUTH.

And believe in yourself to FIND IT.