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Consciousness Level Testing/Raising, Energy Healing, and Beyond.

 
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Anthony de Mello - Awareness pt.54 the end of analysis



The End of Analysis

I want to give you a taste of the difference between analysis and awareness, or information on the one hand and insight on the other. Information is not insight, analysis is not awareness, knowledge is not awareness. Suppose I walked in here with a snake crawling up my arm, and I said to you, “Do you see the snake crawling up my arm? I’ve just checked in an encyclopedia before coming to this session and I found out that this snake is known as a Russell’s viper. If it bit me, I would die inside half a minute. Would you kindly suggest ways and means by which I could get rid of this creature that is crawling up my arm”? Who talks like this? I have information, but I’ve got no awareness.

Or say I’m destroying myself with alcohol. “Kindly describe ways and means by which I could get rid of this addiction”. A person who would say that has no awareness. He knows he’s destroying himself, but he is not aware of it. If he were aware of it, the addiction would drop that minute. If I were aware of what the snake was, I wouldn’t brush it off my arm; it would get brushed off through me. That’s what I’m talking about, that’s the change I’m talking about.

You don’t change yourself; it’s not me changing me. Change takes place through you, in you. That’s about the most adequate way I can express it. You see change take place in you, through you; in your awareness, it happens. You don’t do it. When you’re doing it, it’s a bad sign; it won’t last. And if it does last, God have mercy on the people you’re living with, because you’re going to be very rigid. People who are converted on the basis of self-hatred and self-dissatisfaction are impossible to live with. Somebody said, “If you want to be a martyr, marry a saint”. But in awareness, you keep your softness, your subtleness, your gentleness, your openness, your flexibility, and you don’t push, change occurs.

I remember a priest in Chicago when I was studying psychology there telling us, “You know, I had all the information I needed; I knew that alcohol was killing me, and, believe me, nothing changes an alcoholic — not even the love of his wife or his kids. He does love them but it doesn’t change him. I discovered one thing that changed me. I was lying in a gutter one day under a slight drizzle. I opened my eyes and I saw that this was killing me. I saw it and I never had the desire to touch a drop after that. As a matter of fact, I’ve even drunk a bit since then, but never enough to damage me. I couldn’t do it and still cannot do it”. That’s what I’m talking about awareness. Not information, but awareness.

A friend of mine who was given to excessive smoking said, “You know, there are all kinds of jokes about smoking. They tell us that tobacco kills people, but look at the ancient Egyptians; they’re all dead and none of them smoked”. Well, one day he was having trouble with his lungs, so he went to our cancer research institute in Bombay. The doctor said, “Father, you’ve got two patches on your lungs. It could be cancer, so you’ll have to come back next month”. He never touched another cigarette after that. Before, he knew it would kill him; now, he was aware it could kill him. That’s the difference.

The founder of my religious order, St. Ignatius, has a nice expression for that. He calls it tasting and feeling the truth — not knowing it, but tasting and feeling it, getting a feel for it. When you get a feel for it you change. When you know it in your head, you don’t.

By: Anthony de Mello
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THE SECOND AGREEMENT: "Don't take anything personally. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering." ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
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Anthony de Mello - Awareness pt.55 dead ahead


Dead Ahead

I’ve often said to people that the way to really live is to die. The passport to living is to imagine yourself in your grave. Imagine that you’re lying in your coffin. Any posture you like. In India we put them in cross-legged. Sometimes they’re carried that way to the burning ground. Sometimes, though, they’re lying flat. So imagine you’re lying flat and you’re dead. Now look at your problems from that viewpoint. Changes everything, doesn’t it?

What a lovely, lovely meditation. Do it every day if you have the time. It’s unbelievable, but you’ll come alive. I have a meditation about that in a book of mine, Wellsprings. You see the body decomposing, then bones, then dust. Every time I talk about this, people say, “How disgusting”! But what’s so disgusting about it? It’s reality, for heaven’s sake. But many of you don’t want to see reality. You don’t want to think of death. People don’t live, most of you, you don’t live, you’re just keeping the body alive. That’s not life. You’re not living until it doesn’t matter a tinker’s damn to you whether you live or die.

At that point you live. When you’re ready to lose your life, you live it. But if you’re protecting your life, you’re dead. If you’re sitting up there in the attic and I say to you, “Come on down”! and you say, “Oh no, I’ve read about people going down stairs. They slip and they break their necks; it’s too dangerous”. Or I can’t get you to cross the street because you say, “You know how many people get run over when they cross the street”? If I can’t get you to cross a street, how can I get you to cross a continent?

And if I can’t get you to peep out of your little narrow beliefs and convictions and look at another world, you’re dead, you’re completely dead; life has passed you by. You’re sitting in your little prison, where you’re frightened; you’re going to lose your God, your religion, your friends, all kinds of things. Life is for the gambler, it really is. That’s what Jesus was saying. Are you ready to risk it? Do you know when you’re ready to risk it? When you’ve discovered that, when you know that this thing that people call life is not really life. People mistakenly think that living is keeping the body alive.

So love the thought of death, love it. Go back to it again and again. Think of the loveliness of that corpse, of that skeleton, of those bones crumbling till there’s only a handful of dust. From there on, what a relief, what a relief. Some of you probably don’t know what I’m talking about at this point; you’re too frightened to think of it. But it’s such a relief when you can look back on life from that perspective.

Or visit a graveyard. It’s an enormously purifying and beautiful experience. You look at this name and you say, “Gee, he lived so many years ago, two centuries ago; he must have had all the problems that I have, must have had lots of sleepless nights. How crazy, we live for such a short time. An Italian poet said, “We live in a flash of light; evening comes and it is night forever”. It’s only a flash and we waste it.

We waste it with our anxiety, our worries, our concerns, our burdens. Now, as you make that meditation, you can just end up with information; but you may end up with awareness. And in that moment of awareness, you are new. At least as long as it lasts. Then you’ll know the difference between information and awareness.

An astronomer friend was recently telling me some of the fundamental things about astronomy. I did not know, until he told me, that when you see the sun, you’re seeing it where it was eight and a half minutes ago, not where it is now. Because it takes a ray of the sun eight and a half minutes to get to us. So you’re not seeing it where it is; it’s now somewhere else. Stars, too, have been sending light to us for hundreds of thousands of years.

So when we’re looking at them, they may not be where we’re seeing them; they may be somewhere else. He said that, if we imagine a galaxy, a whole universe, this earth of ours would be lost toward the tail end of the Milky Way; not even in the center. And every one of the stars is a sun and some suns are so big that they could contain the sun and the earth and the distance between them. At a conservative estimate, there are one hundred million galaxies! The universe, as we know it, is expanding at the rate of two million miles a second.

I was fascinated listening to all of this, and when I came out of the restaurant where we were eating, I looked up there and I had a different feel, a different perspective on life. That’s awareness. So you can pick all this up as cold fact (and that’s information), or suddenly you get another perspective on life – what are we, what’s this universe, what’s human life? When you get that feel, that’s what I mean when I speak of awareness.

By: Anthony de Mello
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THE SECOND AGREEMENT: "Don't take anything personally. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering." ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
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Anthony de Mello - Awareness pt.56a Land Of Love









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The Land of Love

If we really dropped illusions for what they can give us or deprive us of, we would be alert. The consequence of not doing this is terrifying and unescapable. We lose our capacity to love. If you wish to love, you must learn to see again. And if you wish to see, you must learn to give up your drug. It’s as simple as that. Give up your dependency. Tear away the tentacles of society that have enveloped and suffocated your being. You must drop them.

Externally, everything will go on as before, but though you will continue to be in the world, you will no longer be of it. In your heart, you will now be free at last, if utterly alone. Your dependence on your drug will die. You don’t have to go to the desert; you’re right in the middle of people; you’re enjoying them immensely. But they no longer have the power to make you happy or miserable. That’s what aloneness means. In this solitude your dependence dies. The capacity to love is born. One no longer sees others as means of satisfying one’s addiction.

Only someone who has attempted this knows the terrors of the process. It’s like inviting yourself to die. It’s like asking the poor drug addict to give up the only happiness he has ever known. How to replace it with the taste of bread and fruit and the clean taste of the morning air, the sweetness of the water of the mountain stream? While he is struggling with his withdrawal symptoms and the emptiness he experiences within himself now that his drug is gone, nothing can fill the emptiness except his drug. Can you imagine a life in which you refuse to enjoy or take pleasure in a single word of appreciation or to rest your head on anyone’s shoulder for support? Think of a life in which you depend on no one emotionally, so that no one has the power to make you happy or miserable anymore.

You refuse to need any particular person or to be special to anyone or to call anyone your own. The birds of the air have their nests and the foxes their holes, but you will have nowhere to rest your head in your journey through life. If you ever get to this state, you will at last know what it means to see with a vision that is clear and unclouded by fear or desire. Every word there is measured. To see at last with a vision that is clear and unclouded by fear or desire. You will know what it means to love. But to come to the land of love, you must pass through the pains of death, for to love persons means to die to the need for persons, and to be utterly alone.

How would you ever get there? By a ceaseless awareness, by the infinite patience and compassion you would have for a drug addict. By developing a taste for the good things in life to counter the craving for your drug. What good things? The love of work which you enjoy doing for the love of itself; the love of laughter and intimacy with people to whom you do not cling and on whom you do not depend emotionally but whose company you enjoy. It will also help if you take on activities that you can do with your whole being, activities that you so love to do that while you’re engaged in them success, recognition, and approval simply do not mean a thing to you. It will help, too, if you return to nature. Send the crowds away, go up to the mountains, and silently commune with trees and flowers and animals and birds, with sea and clouds and sky and stars.

I’ve told you what a spiritual exercise it is to gaze at things, to be aware of things around you. Hopefully, the words will drop, the concepts will drop, and you will see, you will make contact with reality. That is the cure for loneliness. Generally, we seek to cure our loneliness through emotional dependence on people, through gregariousness and noise. That is no cure. Get back to things, get back to nature, go up in the mountains. Then you will know that your heart has brought you to the vast desert of solitude, there is no one there at your side, absolutely no one.

At first this will seem unbearable. But it is only because you are unaccustomed to aloneness. If you manage to stay there for a while, the desert will suddenly blossom into love. Your heart will burst into song. And it will be springtime forever; the drug will be out; you’re free. Then you will understand what freedom is, what love is, what happiness is, what reality is, what truth is, what God is. You will see, you will know beyond concepts and conditioning, addictions and attachments. Does that make sense?

Let me end this with a lovely story. There was a man who invented the art of making fire. He took his tools and went to a tribe in the north, where it was very cold, bitterly cold. He taught the people there to make fire. The people were very interested. He showed them the uses to which they could put fire – they could cook, could keep themselves warm, etc. They were so grateful that they had learned the art of making fire. But before they could express their gratitude to the man, he disappeared. He wasn’t concerned with getting their recognition or gratitude; he was concerned about their well being. He went to another tribe, where he again began to show them the value of his invention.

People were interested there, too, a bit too interested for the peace of mind of their priests, who began to notice that this man was drawing crowds and they were losing their popularity. So they decided to do away with him. They poisoned him, crucified him, put it any way you like. But they were afraid now that the people might turn against them, so they were very wise, even wily. Do you know what they did? They had a portrait of the man made and mounted it on the main altar of the temple. The instruments for making fire were placed in front of the portrait, and the people were taught to revere the portrait and to pay reverence to the instruments of fire, which they dutifully did for centuries. The veneration and the worship went on, but there was no fire.

Where’s the fire? Where’s the love? Where’s the drug uprooted from your system? Where’s the freedom? This is what spirituality is all about. Tragically, we tend to lose sight of this, don’t we? This is what Jesus Christ is all about. But we overemphasized the “Lord, Lord”, didn’t we? Where’s the fire? And if worship isn’t leading to the fire, if adoration isn’t leading to love, if the liturgy isn’t leading to a clearer perception of reality, if God isn’t leading to life, of what use is religion except to create more division, more fanaticism, more antagonism? It is not from lack of religion in the ordinary sense of the word that the world is suffering, it is from lack of love, lack of awareness.

And love is generated through awareness and through no other way, no other way. Understand the obstructions you are putting in the way of love, freedom, and happiness and they will drop. Turn on the light of awareness and the darkness will disappear. Happiness is not something you acquire; love is not something you produce; love is not something that you have; love is something that has you. You do not have the wind, the stars, and the rain. You don’t possess these things; you surrender to them. And surrender occurs when you are aware of your illusions, when you are aware of your addictions, when you are aware of your desires and fears. As I told you earlier, first, psychological insight is a great help, not analysis, however; analysis is paralysis. Insight is not necessarily analysis.

One of your great American therapists put it very well “It’s the ‘Aha’ experience that counts”. Merely analyzing gives no help; it just gives information. But if you could produce the “Aha” experience, that’s insight. That is change. Second, the understanding of your addiction is important. You need time. Alas, so much time that is given to worship and singing praise and singing songs could so fruitfully be employed in self understanding. Community is not produced by joint liturgical celebrations. You know deep down in your heart, and so do I, that such celebrations only serve to paper over differences. Community is created by understanding the blocks that we put in the way of community, by understanding the conflicts that arise from our fears and our desires.

At that point community arises. We must always beware of making worship just another distraction from the important business of living. And living doesn’t mean working in government, or being a big businessman, or performing great acts of charity. That isn’t living. Living is to have dropped all the impediments and to live in the present moment with freshness. “The birds of the air . . . they neither toil nor spin” — that is living. I began by saying that people are asleep, dead. Dead people running governments, dead people running big business, dead people educating others; come alive! Worship must help this, or else it’s useless. And increasingly – you know this and so do I – we’re losing the youth everywhere.

They hate us; they’re not interested in having more fears and more guilts laid on them. They’re not interested in more sermons and exhortations. But they are interested in learning about love. How can I be happy? How can I live? How can I taste these marvelous things that the mystics speak of? So that’s the second thing – understanding. Third, don’t identify. Somebody asked me as I was coming here today, “Do you ever feel low”? Boy, do I feel low every now and then. I get my attacks. But they don’t last, they really don’t. What do I do? First step I don’t identify. Here comes a low feeling. Instead of getting tense about it, instead of getting irritated with myself about it, I understand I’m feeling depressed, disappointed, or whatever. Second step I admit the feeling is in me, not in the other person, e.g., in the person who didn’t write me a letter, not in the exterior world; it’s in me.

Because as long as I think it’s outside me, I feel justified in holding on to my feelings. I can’t say everybody would feel this way; in fact, only idiotic people would feel this way, only sleeping people. Third step I don’t identify with the feeling. “I” is not that feeling. “I” am not lonely, “I” am not depressed, “I” am not disappointed. Disappointment is there, one watches it. You’d be amazed how quickly it glides away. Anything you’re aware of keeps changing; clouds keep moving. As you do this, you also get all kinds of insights into why clouds were coming in the first place.

I’ve got a lovely quote here, a few sentences that I would write in gold. I picked them up from A. S. Neil’s book Summerhill. I must give you the background. You probably know that Neill was in education for forty years. He developed a kind of maverick school. He took in boys and girls and just let them be free. You want to learn to read and write, fine; you don’t want to learn to read and write, fine. You can do anything you want with your life, provided you don’t interfere with the freedom of someone else. Don’t interfere with someone else’s freedom; otherwise you’re free. He says that the worst ones came to him from convent school. This was in the old days, of course.

He said it took them about six months to get over all the anger and the resentment that they had repressed. They’d be rebelling for six months, fighting the system. The worst was a girl who would take a bicycle and ride into town, avoiding class, avoiding school, avoiding everything. But once they got over their rebellion, everybody wanted to learn; they even began protesting, “Why don’t we have class today”? But they would only take what they were interested in. They’d be transformed. In the beginning parents were frightened to send their children to this school; they said, “How can you educate them if you don’t discipline them? You’ve got to teach them, guide them”.

What was the secret of Neill’s success? He’d get the worst children, the ones everybody else had despaired of, and within six months they’d all be transformed. Listen to what he said – extraordinary words, holy words. “Every child has a god in him. Our attempts to mold the child will turn the god into a devil. Children come to my school, little devils, hating the world, destructive, unmannerly, lying, thieving, bad tempered. In six months they are happy, healthy children who do no evil”. These are amazing words coming from a man whose school in Britain is regularly inspected by people from the Ministry of Education, by any headmaster or headmistress or anyone who would care to go there. Amazing. It was his charisma.

You don’t do this kind of thing from a blueprint; you’ve got to be a special kind of person. In some of his lectures to headmasters and headmistresses he says, “Come to Summerhill and you’ll find that all the fruit trees are laden with fruit; nobody’s taking the fruits off the trees; there’s no desire to attack authority; they’re well fed and there’s no resentment and anger. Come to Summerhill and you’ll never find a handicapped child with a nickname (you know how cruel kids can be when someone stammers). You’ll never find anyone needling a stammerer, never. There’s no violence in those children, because no one is practicing violence on them, that’s why”. Listen to these words of revelation, sacred words.

We have people in the world like this. No matter what scholars and priests and theologians tell you, there are and have been people who have no quarrels, no jealousies, no conflicts, no wars, no enmities, none! They exist in my country, or, sad to say, they existed until relatively recently. I’ve had Jesuit friends go out to live and work among people who, they assured me, were incapable of stealing or lying. One Sister said to me that when she went to the northeast of India to work among some tribes there, the people would lock up nothing. Nothing was ever stolen and they never told lies until the Indian government and missionaries showed up.

Every child has a god in him; our attempts to mold the child will turn the god into a devil.

There’s a lovely Italian film directed by Federico Fellini, 8 1/2 In one scene there’s a Christian Brother going out on a picnic or excursion with a group of eight to ten year old boys. They’re on a beach, moving right on ahead while the Brother brings up the rear with three or four of them around him. They come across an older woman who’s a whore, and they say to her, “Hi”, and she says, “Hi”. And they say, “Who are you”? And she says, “I’m a prostitute”. They don’t know what that is but they pretend to. One of the boys, who seems a bit more knowing than the others, says, “A prostitute is a woman who does certain things if you pay her”. They ask, “Would she do those things if we paid her”? “Why not”? the answer came.

So they take up a collection and give her the money, saying, “Would you do certain things now that we’ve given you the money”? She answers, “Sure, kids, what do you want me to do”? The only thing that occurs to the kids is for her to take her clothes off. So she does. Well, they look at her; they’ve never seen a woman naked before. They don’t know what else to do, so they say, “Would you dance”? She says, “Sure”. So they all gather round singing and clapping; the whore is moving her behind and they’re enjoying themselves immensely. The Brother sees all this. He runs down the beach and yells at the woman. He gets her to put her clothes on, and the narrator says, “At that moment, the children were spoiled; until then they were innocent, beautiful”.

This is not an unusual problem. I know a rather conservative missionary in India’ a Jesuit. He came to a workshop of mine. As I developed this theme over two days, he suffered. He came to me the second night and said, “Tony, I can’t explain to you how much I’m suffering listening to you”. I said, “Why, Stan”? He said, “You’re reviving within me a question that I suppressed for twenty five years, a horrible question. Again and again I asked myself: Have I not spoiled my people by making them Christian”? This Jesuit was not one of your liberals, he was an orthodox, devout, pious, conservative man. But he felt he spoiled a happy, loving, simple, guileless people by making them Christian.

American missionaries who went to the South Sea Islands with their wives were horrified to see women coming bare breasted to church. The wives insisted that the women should be more decently dressed. So the missionaries gave them shirts to wear. The following Sunday the women came wearing their shirts but with two big holes cut out for comfort’ for ventilation. They were right; the missionaries were wrong.

Now . . . back to Neill. He says, “And I am no genius, I am merely a man who refuses to guide the steps of children”. But what, then, of original sin? Neill says that every child has a god in him; our attempts to mold him will turn the god into a devil. He lets children form their own values, and the values are invariably good and social. Can you believe that? When a child feels loved (which means when a child feels you’re on his side), he’s O.K. The child doesn’t experience violence anymore. No fear, so no violence. The child begins to treat others the way he has been treated.

You’ve got to read that book. It’s a holy book, it really is. Read it; it revolutionized my life and my dealings with people. I began to see miracles. I began to see the self dissatisfaction that had been ingrained in me, the competition, the comparisons, the that’s notgoodenough, etc. You might object that if they hadn’t pushed me, I wouldn’t have become what I am. Did I need all that pushing? And anyway, who wants to be what I am? I want to be happy, I want to be holy, I want to be loving, I want to be at peace, I want to be free, I want to be human.

Do you know where wars come from? They come from projecting outside of us the conflict that is inside. Show me an individual in whom there is no inner self conflict and I’ll show you an individual in whom there is no violence. There will be effective, even hard, action in him, but no hatred. When he acts, he acts as a surgeon acts; when he acts, he acts as a loving teacher acts with mentally retarded children. You don’t blame them, you understand; but you swing into action. On the other hand, when you swing into action with your own hatred and your own violence un-addressed, you’ve compounded the error. You’ve tried to put fire out with more fire. You’ve tried to deal with a flood by adding water to it. I repeat what Neill said “Every child has a god in him.

Our attempts to mold the child will turn the god into a devil. Children come to my school, little devils, hating the world, destructive, unmannerly, lying, thieving, bad tempered. In six months they are happy, healthy children who do no evil. And I am no genius, I am merely a man who refuses to guide the steps of children. I let them form their own values and the values are invariably good and social. The religion that makes people good makes people bad, but the religion known as freedom makes all people good, for it destroys the inner conflict [I've added the word "inner"] that makes people devils”.

Neill also says, “The first thing I do when a child comes to Summerhill is destroy its conscience”. I assume you know what he’s talking about, because I know what he’s talking about. You don’t need conscience when you have consciousness; you don’t need conscience when you have sensitivity. You’re not violent, you’re not fearful. You probably think this is an unattainable ideal. Well, read that book. I have run into individuals, here and there, who suddenly stumble upon this truth: The root of evil is within you. As you begin to understand this, you stop making demands on yourself, you stop having expectations of yourself, you stop pushing yourself and you understand. Nourish yourself on wholesome food, good wholesome food. I’m not talking about actual food, I’m talking about sunsets, about nature, about a good movie, about a good book, about enjoyable work, about good company, and hopefully you will break your addictions to those other feelings.

What kind of feeling comes upon you when you’re in touch with nature, or when you’re absorbed in work that you love? Or when you’re really conversing with someone whose company you enjoy in openness and intimacy without clinging? What kind of feelings do you have? Compare those feelings with the feelings you have when you win an argument, or when you win a race, or when you become popular, or when everybody’s applauding you. The latter feelings I call worldly feelings; the former feelings I call soul feelings. Lots of people gain the world and lose their soul. Lots of people live empty, soulless lives because they’re feeding themselves on popularity, appreciation, and praise, on “I’m O.K., you’re O.K”., look at me, attend to me, support me, value me, on being the boss, on having power, on winning the race. Do you feed yourself on that? If you do, you’re dead. You’ve lost your soul. Feed yourself on other, more nourishing material. Then you’ll see the transformation. I’ve given you a whole program for life, haven’t I?

By: Anthony de Mello
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THE SECOND AGREEMENT: "Don't take anything personally. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering." ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
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Hi Calin, I have been using the Tarot deck as a tool for about 20 yrs now...I do what I call "essence readings"...it is a spontaneous, free-flow rhythm...

Your essence matches the Ace of Wands* Please read the description below to see if this resonates with you?

Ace of Wands
Tarot Card Meaning

Key Words for the Ace of Wands:

Passion
Direction
Ignition
Expansion
Initiation
Creativity
Energization
Resourcefulness

The ace of wands Tarot card meaning deals with high volume energies bursting forth in assertive confidence.

The ace of wands Tarot card is all about passion and energy.

Those who pull this card in a reading are in for an incredible adventure. This card marks the beginning of a new direction - particulary in matters of creativity.

The ace of wands also reminds us of the creative control we have in our lives. Specifically when we look at the card, we note the hand holding the out a rod symbolizing our passion. This is indicative of our ability to take hold of our desires and allow that passion to fuel us up to reach our goals.

--->The beauty of this card stands out loud and clear. It is a beacon amongst the Tarot pantheon, ever holding its light bright for all to see the way to clarity.<---

As such, the ace of wands Tarot card meaning often deals with creative insight. Many times this card shows up after the querent has gone through a period of murky waters or a time of stagnation in which he/she seemed to be "stuck." Hence the symbolism of the flame thrust out of the thick, obscuring clouds.

In this case, the ace of wands Tarot card is a bright jolt in the Tarot spread. A promise of motion, direction, and positive energy building to a delightful result.

This card is calls loudest to artists, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and those seeking to set out on a new creative path. To them, it is the "green light" card - a sign of positive encouragement, a signal to go for gusto! in their endeavors.

When we meditate upon the ace of wands Tarot card meaning, we are centralizing our focus on the root of power. In fact, you may want to incorporate this card with root chakra stimulation exercises.
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Hi Calin, I have been using the Tarot deck as a tool for about 20 yrs now...I do what I call "essence readings"...it is a spontaneous, free-flow rhythm...

Your essence matches the Ace of Wands* Please read the description below to see if this resonates with you?

Ace of Wands
Tarot Card Meaning

Key Words for the Ace of Wands:

Passion
Direction
Ignition
Expansion
Initiation
Creativity
Energization
Resourcefulness

The ace of wands Tarot card meaning deals with high volume energies bursting forth in assertive confidence.

The ace of wands Tarot card is all about passion and energy.

Those who pull this card in a reading are in for an incredible adventure. This card marks the beginning of a new direction - particulary in matters of creativity.

The ace of wands also reminds us of the creative control we have in our lives. Specifically when we look at the card, we note the hand holding the out a rod symbolizing our passion. This is indicative of our ability to take hold of our desires and allow that passion to fuel us up to reach our goals.

--->The beauty of this card stands out loud and clear. It is a beacon amongst the Tarot pantheon, ever holding its light bright for all to see the way to clarity.<---

As such, the ace of wands Tarot card meaning often deals with creative insight. Many times this card shows up after the querent has gone through a period of murky waters or a time of stagnation in which he/she seemed to be "stuck." Hence the symbolism of the flame thrust out of the thick, obscuring clouds.

In this case, the ace of wands Tarot card is a bright jolt in the Tarot spread. A promise of motion, direction, and positive energy building to a delightful result.

This card is calls loudest to artists, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and those seeking to set out on a new creative path. To them, it is the "green light" card - a sign of positive encouragement, a signal to go for gusto! in their endeavors.

When we meditate upon the ace of wands Tarot card meaning, we are centralizing our focus on the root of power. In fact, you may want to incorporate this card with root chakra stimulation exercises.
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Oh gosh! Thank you! I have never experienced a remote tarot card reading before. Remotely!!! Wow! That's sooo cool!

There is that entanglement again!

I must say, you hit the key words and "artists, visionaries, entrepreneurs" as those qualities match some of mine. I have pioneered a major volunteer organization and contribute time to many volunteer organizations within my community as well. The entrepreneur is accurate and I am blessed with artistic abilities. I do have a good deal of passion and am very enthusiastic when I am on a pursuit of a goal. Very good description. So... I am to - Go for the gusto!! Alrighty then! No problem there!

Interesting about the meditation. I always feel my root chakra needs fortifying or something. hmmm...

So.... now about you! How are your chakras and energy flow doing? Oh... I calibrated you at 1166. Does this resonate with you?

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Bless you
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How are things?
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In this video (part two) I focused on the lady bug traveling over a newspaper. The creator of the video was talking about changing our perspective. I got an "ah ha" moment which I will share.

As the words of unASLEEP (the voice of the author) faded into the background, my mind recalled an event that happened to me while in my twenties. It was a moment where I changed my perspective - quite suddenly. This event has stayed with me - however minor as it was - over the last 30-40 years.

In my twenties, I was shopping in an upscale gourmet grocery market (specialty type store) in West Hollywood. I was in the produce section looking over the vegetables - my purse in the top basket part. Out of the corner of my eye I became aware of a hand reaching towards my purse. My instinct was "beware"... a purse snatcher! When my focus went from the vegetables to my purse the hand was withdrawing. Whew! My purse was still there and all was well. I looked up to see who it was that "invaded" my "space". FEAR based! I must have had a look of surprise or concern as the gentleman walking away turned back and pointed down at my purse. There was a kind smile on his face as he pointed to a spot on my purse. I felt a sense of ease. I looked at where he pointed. That's when my face lighted up with a smile! It as a beautiful lady bug crawling on my purse which he placed there for me. That made my day as I love lady bugs and it was an unusual gesture! The man was Donald Sutherland - the actor. My perspective instantly changed as I thought how wonderful the gesture was. To give a total stranger a gift of nature! No reason.... Just because. It was an act of kindness to me - for no reason. How wonderful that was!

Enjoy the videos....


SEEING - by unASLEEP





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There is so much we want to see, so much we long to know, but we just can't seem to GET THERE from here and for the life of us, we can't see WHY. How did we get stuck? Can we fix this? How do we do we? This is a very subtle thing, a delicate matter to point to, but a pivotal one and once we have recalled it back into our awareness, we'd better look out! :-D Because OFF comes the ceiling and DOWN go the walls that we have allowed to box us in. And we begin to SEE.
OFF comes the ceiling and DOWN go the walls that we have allowed to box us in. I hope this video helps you SEE. :-)

Much Love to You!
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Part One: [link to www.youtube.com]
Part Two: [link to www.youtube.com]
Part Three: [link to www.youtube.com]

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Due to copyright issues I will not post this article in it's entirety. Please go to [link to www.energygrid.com] for full interview.

Unity Consciousness
— An interview with no one
John LeKay—11/2009
The following is an interview with consciousness that is awake — that has realized who or what it is… which is both nothing and everything. Reality happens all by itself… and consciousness is.

Questions on the interview are:

Can you give me an example of how this feels?

Was this a realization or an epiphany of some kind?

What about higher states of consciousness like God consciousness, Christ Consciousness or Unity consciousness?

Who is talking now?

You mean consciousness is talking through you?

Would you say that you are still using your mind?

So the name which you identified with, John LeKay, the old you was gone as well?

How did it feel when it was happening?

You mean that you have no ego?

Was it frightening when you had these insights?

Do you still experience this state of bliss?

Is there a temptation at this point from the ego?

So what can you do?

How does it feel to be devoid of all these things; no personal identity, no sense of a "person" being there?

As an artist, if there is no self, then "who" is making your artwork?

Do you have ambitions, aspirations, hopes and dreams?

Did you feel a great loss for your sense of self?

Do you think there is a way to get rid of this ego?


When is the best time to do this?

Do you think it's even possible to totally become aware of all of these things?

What exactly do you see when this ego death occurs?

What else do you see about yourself by going through this process?

What else do you see about yourself by going through this process?

So when all this is stripped away, how does it feel?

Why can't you just drop it? Get rid of it?
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I calibrated "unASLEEP" (her identity) as 2250 LOC - before viewing this series. I have not watched all of her videos (just the few I posted above), but will start out on one of her series called The Joy of Knowing. See if they resonate with you! :)


1-The Joy of Knowing: The Electrifying Truth - by unASLEEP
From: Unasleep | Aug 2, 2010 | 7,713 views
Okay. You busted me, and out comes the shocking truth: Sometimes I sit on videos.
:-O

Yep. I do. And I did on this series. For good reason, though I can't tell you WHY specifically, other than it just didn't feel like the correct time to release it. So, since you have (unknowingly) been waiting so long for this, without further ado, here is a 13 part series called 'The JOY of KNOWING'. And BTW, 'Happy Holidays!' That's when I originally meant to post these, hence the Christmas theme on the opening of the 1st one. Ho ho ho. :-)

I hope you find these useful to you. :-)

NOTE: Though they are about a wide range of seemingly unrelated topics, they do BUILD upon each other, so I wouldn't recommend viewing them out of order (at least the first run-through -- after that, feel free to cherry-pick).

NEW! Free MP3 DOWNLOAD: Pop over to my website at www.unASLEEP.com to download the free (audio) MP3's of this series, if you'd like to take me along in your MP3 player. Let me know if you enjoy this option -- if so, I may try to make mp3's available on at least the longer ones.

I hope you enjoy.

Much love to you!
unASLEEP

PS - As always, a special healtfelt 'thank you' goes all to all my 'crayons' - those who (knowingly or unknowingly) indulge my usage of their images and music, without which I would not be able to color these pictures as easily for you. Thank you for your philanthropic participation in these not-for-profit videos.

2-The Joy of Knowing: TOGGLING - Wearing More Than One Hat ...by unASLEEP

Uploaded by Unasleep on Aug 2, 2010

Part Two: Understanding the balancing act of being 'you' AND being the One.


3-The Joy of Knowing: Here Comes the Sun - by unASLEEP

Part Three: How can I be all of this?


4-The Joy of Knowing: The Error of Choosing - by unASLEEP

Uploaded by Unasleep on Aug 2, 2010

Part Four: A House Divided Cannot Stand.
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6-The Joy of Knowing: unASLEEP's Scifi Channel - Ghost, Aliens, and UFO's ....Oh My!

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Part Six: What do ghosts, aliens, ufos, and the 2012 uproar have to do with you Uncle John? Why, at their root, they're all the very same thing, of course: Your projection. Watch and see how. :-)


7 - The Joy of Knowing: What Your Dreams Can Show You ...by unASLEEP

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#7 Here are the last seven tracks of 'The Joy of Knowing' for you, set to a soothing underwater wave scene. I know at least a few of you were having a hard time downloading the audio tracks, so here is a way to hear them via You Tube without downloading. Let me know what you think about them.


8 - The Joy of Knowing: The Beauty of an Impartial Eye ... by unASLEEP



9 - The Joy of Knowing: The Truth About OOB's ... by unASLEEP

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10 - The Joy of Knowing: Some Insanely Deep Thoughts ...by unASLEEP



11 - The Joy of Knowing: Tools and Tricks ... by unASLEEP



12 - The Joy of Knowing: Moving Beyond the Impasse ... by unASLEEP



13 - The Joy of Knowing: New Frontiers - Learing to Walk ... by unASLEEP




END OF THIS SERIES
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For free downloads of unASLEEP's videos to audios go here [link to www.unasleep.com]

For free transcripts: [link to www.unasleep.com]

"We are but facets of the same diamond"

Much love unASLEEP for your generous time and contributions to us all. The facets that you hold place in the same diamond is just a bit more brighter! But of course... that is my illusion! ;)

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For those that have expressed some form of loneliness....
And if you are not, by watching, hopefully you will never have that sense. ;)


Losing Your Loneliness by unASLEEP






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The conclusion on what your loneliness is here to teach you, and how to resolve it, once and for all.

I hope you enjoy. :-)

Much love to you!
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You Are WHOLE -by unASLEEP

You Are WHOLE -by unASLEEP
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I hope this video helps you to continue to broaden your perspective.

I hope you enjoy. :-)
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Hello all:

Might someone give me some advice or links on how to control what I resonate as while others around me are/seem to be quite "in the dumps"?
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Hello all:

Might someone give me some advice or links on how to control what I resonate as while others around me are/seem to be quite "in the dumps"?
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Hi captain!

Well....

Right away I noticed the word "control". Control is a form of resistance. See that resistance and desire to control and just observe it.

I also noticed you became "aware" of the differences... where you are and where they are. Normally people don't notice that.

Change your perspective. There is a video above on that. Ask yourself what is it that I am seeing and sensing that I could find useful. Is it a reflection of something within me that I am needing to see? Then just allow the experience. No resistance... Be Ok with it. Resistance gives it power... more of the same.



See it as an opportunity to realize just where your frequency/vibration/mood/higher consciousness etc. is in relation to theirs - a chance for you to recognize that you do not want to be "in the dumps" - you feel better when you are more balanced.

Step away from the environment for even 10 minutes or so. go outside... sit in the grass... take a walk. Change your focus. Quiet your mind. Watch some of the funny videos I have on here! Laughing will create feel good chemicals that will alter the spiral of resonating with them into the "dumps"....


Look at where you are in the NOW state. Stay present...

See everything as Just Is.


Know that they will not always be "in the dumps".... emotion is energy in motion. Everything changes. They will change their mood in time - maybe a day or in an hour.

Accept them unconditionally. Do not judge where they are. Don't identify with the "dumps" emotions. Stay detached from it.

One thing that happens to me is that when I see someone grumpy or even obnoxious, I will stay quiet in my mind for moment and just focus on generating love from my heart center. I allow that to grow and then sense it expanding outside my body to those around me or in my awareness. I can actually feel more love for the "unlovable ones" at times. It almost is an automatic response.

I don't know if this is of any help. My brain is shutting down as it is late. Perhaps others her can offer different perspectives.

Shift Your Energy Vibration Easily [link to ginigrey.com]
Release People’s Energy from Your Personal Space [link to ginigrey.com]
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Thank you much, I'll take yr words into deep consideration :)
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Thank you much, I'll take yr words into deep consideration :)
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Hi again captain!

I want to tell you that I was having to practice staying UP and preventing myself from resonating with lower frequencies of others yesterday too. Once in the afternoon before I saw your post and once after. Nothing like being in the experience and then to offer it to others! HA! ;) I found synchronicity in your question! Thank you!

I also used other techniques such as QE and being the observer to my emotions. And then I had to work on staying in the present to avoid replaying the afternoon emotions that I had already worked on when I was replying to you!! Big day in that sense for me! the more you practice the faster and easier it gets.

So, you see captain, you were helping me by the additional focus I was doing with your question. big hugs for you! hugs

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Let Freedom Reign. Happy holiday.hf
Love all. Thank all.
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This series of videos is about using our "tools" (which would include calibrations), how to uncover what's in your hidden agendas and beliefs tbat govern out lives, and an excellent demonstration of kinesiology. At the end she offers EFT as a way for releasing trapped emotions. She encourages you to tap into your inner self through the doorways she describes. As I have suggested many times.... Any healing of yourself comes from you!

Well done video! I hope everyone gets a chance to watch it. and if EFT does not work for you completely, I can always offer my help in clearing those stuck beliefs and emotions. Just another "tool" or method. Bottom line is though that it comes from within... it was put there by you and can be released by you. How cool is that!?


Doorways to the UNKNOWN by unASLEEP

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Happy New Year! Are you 'stuck' when you try to make certain changes in your life? Want to know why? To help you uncover the reasons and help start your year off on a wonderful foot, here are some tools that will help you not only FIND but RELEASE hidden thoughts and beliefs that are in your way. These are sneaky little buggars -- I bet you didn't even realize they were THERE.

I hope you find this useful to you.

Much love to you!
unASLEEP

Link to transcript to follow.

Link to The Alchemist download: [link to ifile.it] The password used to unzip/unrar it is ebooksclub.org

Here are some alternative affirmation statements from The Heart and Soul of EFT:

• "Even though I have this ________, I love and accept myself enough."
• "Even though I have this ________, I know I'm okay."
• "Even though I have this ________, I choose to move on with my life."
• "Even though I have this ________, I know I have many options, resources,
and possibilities available to me."
• "Even though I have this ________, I'm willing to see things differently."
• "Even though I have this ________, I'm ready to let go."
• "Even though I have this ________, I really want to get over it."
• "Even though I have this ________, I'm safe and secure."
• "Even though I have this ________, I am open to the possibility that I can
deeply and completely accept myself."
• "Even though I have this ________, I want to completely and deeply accept
myself."
• "I release _________, and choose peace (or love, freedom, etc.)"

Not finding relief? Time to be your own Private Eye. :-) Here are some statements for kinesiology testing, to see if you have hidden beliefs and agendas that might be thwarting your attempts at change. Check and see if your body agrees with you that you can/will/or WANT to transcend the issue you have at hand. (Can convert phrases as needed):

• I want to get over this __________.
• I want to completely get over this __________.
• I will get over this __________.
• I believe that I can get over this __________.
• I deserve to get over this __________.
Here are a few more variations you can try:
• I will do everything necessary to get over this _________.
• I will allow myself to get over this _________.
• It is possible for me to get over this ____________.
• Getting over this ___________ will be good for me.
• Getting over this ____________ will be good for others.
• If will be safe for me to get over this _________.

I wish you a wonderful continued Journey as you reveal to yourself the hidden thoughts and beliefs that are standing in your way, and begin to find your liberation.

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Let Freedom Reign. Happy holiday.hf
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I scanned this from unASLEEP" and found it to highly resonate with me. She is a much better writer for expression than I, so I will post her musings. (She has no copy write and freely gives her material to others.) I love it that she uses the word "download" as I do. I will post this first "Download" in separate posts as Part one is very long. Enjoy!


THE DOWNLOAD, Part I

Foreword

<deep sigh>
I really don’t know if I should post this or not – I don’t know if there is any
way another will understand it without having experienced it firsthand. I
hope whoever ends up here is not seeking an instruction manual on ‘How
to Achieve Enlightenment’, because if there were a way to relay this
effectively, better men than I would have already done so long ago. This
is likely to raise more questions than it answers.

I had read before that what ‘It’ was, was indeed beyond words, but at the
same time incredibly simple. I thought perhaps the author was dodging a
difficult answer. But now I know what he meant. It really cannot be
described.

Even so, this writing will attempt to answer 3 basic questions:

1. Who and what are we actually? Who is Bob or Frank, and how do
they show up here?
2. Who or what is the End of the Line, the Absolute, the Source, That
Which Is?
3. What is this dimension we seem to find ourselves in now? What
causes this world and all that is in it to appear to be?

The answers to these questions are not easy to convey. To our
conditioned way of thinking, they seem outrageous or incredible. To find
something in this dimension to compare them to is very difficult, and in
the end, I find myself falling back upon words that are generally thought of
as somewhat scientific to try and convey what it is that is actually
occurring here. For their sterility, I apologize.

But I am trying to describe a creature that doesn’t exist in the common
mind. I can say it somewhat has the head of a parrot, and the tail of a
snake, and spots like a leopard, but what you conjure in your mind will
seem silly compared to the actual creature. That is what I am up against
here.

Trying to bring it into this dimension is like pulling a deep sea creature up
from the depths – it just explodes and goes to pieces in this atmosphere,
because the unseen things that hold it together are simply not present
here in enough force to hold it together. I am sorry.

The one thing I can tell you that will be helpful is that you really must lay
aside all your concepts, all your studies – everything. Remember, if you
can read about it, then it can’t be 100% Truth (including this). You must
read between the lines. If someone can tell you directly about it, then it
can’t be the Truth. All someone can do is to point to it until YOU see it.
Until then, there’s probably little that person can say to you will make
much sense. Much will sound downright incredible. I know this because I
have experienced it firsthand. It comes as fast as lightning, as quickly as
a knife thrust. It really does.

I decided to go ahead and do this in sections because the second part
may be even more difficult to attempt to convey in writing. This is part
one. Good luck with reading between my lines. Some of this is bound to
sound very esoteric and some of it may sound downright nuts. Other
parts may make give you a headache when you try to understand it.
Good luck with it all. Read it as much as you like, but to find what you are
looking for, you must discard this and everything else you think you know
in the end. Don’t worry – you can’t throw away the Truth, as hard as you
may try. You can cover it up and disguise it for a while, but it cannot leave
you because it IS you. So throw it all away. Try. What remains will be the
only thing fit to keep.

‘The Download’ – Part I

One day, I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye: Some of the
pillars used to support the paradigm I’d become accustomed to had
suddenly begun to crumble and wobble. Yes, I had noticed the cracks in
them before, but chose to overlook them or interpret them as ‘something I
would understand later’.

As I watched them begin to fail, I was afraid and disoriented. Where
would ‘here’ be now? Then unexpectedly, a feeling of gladness, of
outright glee overtook me and I realized that I had caused this because I
knew that the pieces did not truly fit. Others may have convincingly
claimed they did, but I couldn’t escape this knowing that they did not.
With this sudden realization, relief and light flooded every molecule of my
being.

Within my deepest being, I had felt simmering discontent. I could no
longer bear ‘waiting for the Great Revelation’. I decided ‘no more
waiting’. No more feigned respect or berth given for what I could not find
agreement with within. Today was the day. I didn’t care if I was left with
nothing. An honest ‘nothing’ was more acceptable to me than a
discretionary ‘something’. And with that, I jumped into my bulldozer like a
madman and pulverized everything. I destroyed my paradigm, leveling it
until there was nothing left. Then I turned around, faced the Nothingness
and said, “Okay. NOW what?”

Somewhat to my surprise, It answered.

The answer was a profound Knowing, difficult to verbalize, but I have tried
to do so here in this writing, for what it is worth. I hope you can read
between the lines.

This Is an Autopsy

Let me say first that trying to convey this is very, very difficult. The Truth is
alive – it is a living thing. To attempt to discuss it is to kill and chop it into
little pieces that we call words. To discuss it is to actually perform an
autopsy. You can check it out, handle it, stick your fingers into its eye
sockets, but you can’t effectively relate what you think you see to the
actual living thing.

The Truth is like a beautiful deer standing in your forest of confusion. To
discuss it with you makes it necessary that I kill it and chop it into pieces.
This writing is my attempt to lay these pieces out in some sort of orderly
deer-shape, and if you don’t mind overlooking the butchering, perhaps
you can get an idea of what I am trying to describe. Even so, some of you
will be disgusted. Others will turn away in disbelief that anything so
crudely hacked up could be what I am trying to tell you it is. And some of
you, perhaps a couple of you, will have an inkling that you cannot account
for, and walls and floors you formerly thought of as quite sturdy may begin
to quiver. It is for you, I attempt this.

Even with my careful attempt at artfully arranging the chopped up carcass,
you will never really know the deer from anything I can present you. This
is indeed just a carcass laid out for you to examine. To know the deer as
it truly is, you’ll have to read between the lines. You have to rely on an
innate ‘knowing’. You already have this knowing. Perhaps seeing its
outline and form here will help you recall what you already know firsthand.
I hope so. It is why I have written this.

Also realize I may seem to circle around and come back and say nearly
the same thing again in a different way. This is how The Download
‘unwound’ itself to me, and I can only hope it did it in this fashion in order
to be helpful in some way. Perhaps hearing something said in multiple
ways helps it to sink in better. Or maybe I should have organized it better.
We’ll see. Let me know.

Anyhow, last call. Kansas may be about to go bye-bye.


I Disagreed

What were the rumblings that took down my ‘Rome’? It fell from the
inside, just like the Rome of old. I could no longer dismiss that there were
many assumptions expressed by well respected enlightened souls that I
disagreed with. I didn’t mean to disagree. I tried very hard not to
disagree. After all, who was I to disagree? But disagree, I did.

I couldn’t hear the ‘note’ playing when I came to those areas, I couldn’t
smell the fragrance of Truth I had become good at detecting. And I didn’t
know why. Initially, I wrote it off to simply not understanding enough at the
time to fully grasp what was being expressed. But over time that had
worn thin, and I could no longer accept it as a possibility. I can see this
unspoken disagreement leaking out everywhere when reading my old
writings and poems, though it was subconscious at the time. But having
finally broken free to the surface, it could no longer be overlooked or
dismissed. Rome had to be taken down.

The assumptions I disagreed with are very important. They are
considered fundamental to many schools of enlightenment – platforms
that everything else is built upon. To disagree with these is no light
matter. But I did.

It is assumed by many that:

1. That this world is Illusional, no more than a bad Dream we must
awaken from, a mistake. I disagree.
2. That our bodies are irrelevant, or that our bodies are ‘traps’ or
obstacles to work round or free ourselves from. I disagree.
3. That we are limited in our bodies by the nature of our bodies, and
should accept and let ‘nature’ take its course, because there is no other
choice and anyhow, and furthermore, we really shouldn’t care. I disagree.
4. That we are governed by any real limitations in this ‘dimension’. I
disagree.
5. That things and people around us in this world are detrimental, and
should be minimized or should be avoided. I disagree.
6. That due to its perfection, the ‘Supreme Being’ can or simply must
‘ignore’, or ‘fail to be aware of’, or ‘choose to have nothing to do with’ this
dimension or ‘Illusion’. I disagree.
7. That there is a Supreme Being. I disagree.

Hold on – most require further explanation to understand what I mean,
and I’ll do my best here. You’ll have to do the rest.

Actually, some of this may strike you as being very simple. I assure you it
is. It is the explaining that proves difficult. If you grasp this correctly, you
will be surprised at how simple it is. It only becomes difficult and starts to
fall apart when you try to use your mentality to examine it.

One reason you may find it so simple is because you already know all of
this – it just seems like you’ve accidentally ‘overwritten the files’. Lucky
for you, these particular files are write-protected, and you’ve just labeled
them incorrectly and therefore filed them in the wrong place. I hope this
helps you retrieve them.

A Refresher

Here are some words I might be throwing around a lot, so take a moment to
allow the meaning as I intend it to sink in. I apologize for their sterile
nature, but absorb them anyhow. Note: There will be a pop quiz <grin>:
relate: To establish or demonstrate a connection between
relation: A logical or natural association between two or more things;
relevance of one to another; connection
relevant: Having a bearing on or connection with the matter at hand.
[Medieval Latin relev&#257;ns, relevant-, from Latin, present participle of
relev&#257;re, to relieve, raise up; see relieve.]
relativity: 1. The theory that space and time are relative concepts rather
than absolute concepts. 2. The quality of being relative and having
significance only in relation to something else.

Now, here’s a difficult trick you must do:

While holding these definitions in one hand, please hold something
entirely different in your other hand:

In Truth, no relating or relativity is actually occurring,
because everything is actually the same – the One.

But this seeming relativity or relating is a ‘dynamic dance of motion and
repose’. And that, my dearest, is actually ‘You’. You are that Dance.

Big Surprise – Einstein Was RIGHT

Though Einstein used the seemingly non-ethereal tools of mathematics
and science in his ‘divining of the Divine’, that was indeed always his
secret focus, though the scientific community has no intention of handing
him over as a role model in the Search for Enlightenment.

Einstein apparently understood clearly that relativities do not merely affect
everything, but in a way, actually determine and define ‘what is’. His
mistake was in insisting upon *‘chopping up the deer’ (*see ‘This Is an
Autopsy’ above). Furthermore, the longer you stare at the chopped up
deer, the more you will try to find some way to relate to it as you have
become accustomed to relating to things in this dimension – to lay it out.
To handle it, demonstrate it, and examine it. And that will keep you
chasing your tail, as it did Einstein in the end.

He obviously believed that there must be a way to demonstrate without
question what he intuitively knew. But sadly, there is not, other than to
experience it firsthand. He was compelled to this belief by his ‘tools of
choice’ – science and math, which are by definition, pragmatic, and
based upon empirical data. Though well respected in this dimension,
empirical data is based upon comparisons and contrasts, and is domain
of the ego-mind. And the ego-mind, however brilliant, is limited. The
ego-mind will NEVER see the deer alive. It can only examine the dead
deer. To continue your search via the ego-mind will arrest your discovery
in midstream, and you will go no farther. Remember that.

I encourage you to tear down your Rome, thumb your nose at it, and turn
and say “NOW WHAT?” Are you brave enough? You must be willing to
do away with the neat stacking of blocks of ‘knowledge’ that have built the
supposed ‘Halls of Wisdom’ that you have studied and may have come to
revere or have some sort of an attachment to – as these very structures
that have now become your unwitting prisons.

Now, many of us have learned enough to avoid the narrow and limiting
structures of religion --- But I am telling you that you must chuck all the
bits and pieces you have lovingly collected as well. Throw away every
last thing you thought you knew about anything.

Begin anew.

By cleaning house, you will be undoing another level of conditioning that
you never even saw coming, because it was adopted in the NAME of
‘undoing conditioning’ in the first place. In the pursuit of freedom, and
Truth and liberation, we have unwittingly exchanged one set of chains for
another. Do away with them ALL. What you need to know will still be
there. It can never be parted from you.

In other words, yes, read this writing here if you like, but when you’re
done, toss it. Do not rely on my words. If any are the Truth in them, in the
end you will find you are not able to toss them, because they ARE you.

The Dance

What surrounds you? What are you made of? Is there anything? Do you
know?

There are 3 popular theories:

1. The ‘regular physical world’ will insist that you are a physical being,
born from your parents, and living on the 3rd planet from the sun filled with
things that have evolved, but are irreversibly defined in the natures (unless
tampered with by science, or they continue to evolve).

2. However, some schools of enlightenment will counter that there is
nothing there at all – it is just a mental construct of you brain, and
therefore both the world, and you, are inevitably irrelevant and
unimportant.

3. While many religions will agree with the theory of the physical world,
they also believe in a spiritual world that we have ‘fallen from’. They
believe this physical world is evil and a mistake that we must suffer
through it because of our sins.

No.

No.

And no.

What composes this dimension is something too wonderful to express
clearly. What composes this dimension is YOU.

You cannot label it mental OR physical. It is neither ‘here’, nor is it ‘not
here’. I know this sounds paradoxical, but it is true. It’s impossible to
accurately verbalize, but it is somewhat like a dance.

Where is a ‘dance’? You can point to a ‘dance’ being done, but you are
actually pointing to the dancer. Could you place that ‘dance’ in a box and
take it home? What does it look like? You can write down the steps for
someone else to copy, but that will not accurately convey the actual dance
(and is what I am perhaps foolishly attempting to by this writing).

The things you seem to see and experience around you, including you,
are like this dance. To know it, you must dance. To know what is around
you, you must become the dance. Not the dancer – the dancer is only
there in a relative sense, as a means of expressing the dance. You must
become the Dance. There is no other way.

Relation and Relativity

Relation and relativity are what give birth to the things in this dimension.
Including you.

And relation and relativity themselves are the children of comparisons
and contrasts. To relate or be relative, there must be something to relate
or compare to, which brings you into the Land of Comparisons and
Contrasts: “This man is my father. This other man is not.” “This cake
tastes good. This onion tastes bad.” As you can see, comparisons and
contrasts also give birth to your perceptions: “I like this. I don’t like that.”
It even gives you reason or rationalization in this dimension: “I like it
because it is soft. I don’t like this because it is rough.”

Welcome to the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, folks. The apples
are free here, but I wouldn’t take a bite, if I were you. If you do, welcome
to Hell. Oh. I see you’re here already. <grin> Oh well, pull up a chair and
get comfy for a minute. Rest up. Because soon, you’re going to Dance.

So in a way, we can think of existence in this dimension like a 2 edged
sword: The ‘cause’ of it including all its variations and perceptions is also
the cause of our pain and suffering: The Land of Comparisons and
Contrasts. But why would it be set up this way? To torture us? No – we’
ve just misinterpreted some important points, and we’ll go into those
along the way.

What’s So Special?

Perhaps some of the problem lies in the fact that we place SO much
importance on this dimension – it’s all we consciously know, so to us, it is
unique and very special. But in actuality, nothing can truly be ‘special’ if
there is only the One. Can it? Who or what is there to be special and
different, when there is only the One?

Perhaps this belief in the importance of this dimension is part of our
problem: There is an awful lot of energy and resources spent in an
attempt to understand everything within the constructs of this dimension.
Perhaps we might benefit from considering whether this dimension that
we have become so addicted to and dependent upon could be more
accurately compared to a simple chat room. You heard me – just a chat
room.

If it’s the only chat room you know, then everything is automatically related
in terms of that chat room, and those related terms and ‘things’ become
very important. They are important because they are necessary in order
to express the ‘you’ you think you are. Think not? Who would ‘you’ be if
your parents didn’t exist in this ‘chat room’/dimension? Whatever that
would be, it couldn’t be the ‘you’ that you’ve come to believe is you.

Perhaps if we could see or know other chat rooms, and relate to these
other chat rooms, our ‘one and only’ chat room would begin to lose its
disproportionate importance to us. Leaving this chat room to go to
another would be no big deal. But we can’t see those other chat rooms.
Why? Why are we stuck only viewing this chat room? (This is important):

Because we’ve desperately tied ourselves to the username in this chat room.

Haven’t you? We all have. We literally have a death-grip on it.
Therefore, we have imprisoned and limited ourselves. And though we try
to explain everything by this one chat room, inside us where Truth dwells
we know nothing really makes sense within those confined terms, and
that leaves us with a constant feeling of worry and dis-ease. And we start
to misinterpret things and make up things, and these things became our
reality. And such is the unfortunate state of most of mankind.

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‘Relative To’, But Not ‘Caused By’

Still with me? Good. Here is where another seeming paradox that
makes the Truth a difficult thing to grasp:

Everything in this dimension exists relative to everything else,
yet, nothing causes anything else.

Hmmm….seems to be a brain-buster, but here’s why: The Short Answer
is simply this:

There is only One, not two.

Always remember that. In Truth, what is there to act upon another? There
IS no other. Yet things dynamically ‘relate’. The ‘dance’ is the ‘Totality’
(You) having this little orgasm of sensations and ideas and relations, etc.
– each is just a ‘note’ in this song. But no note is caused by another note.

We can use a piano in this example, and say that in one perspective
each key is independent, but in actuality they are all part of the same
piano. They are not separate. And it’s not actually the Player who is
causing the melody to occur, thought that’s what most assume. No. What
actually brings the melody forth is the Action, the Playing, the Dance that
brings it forth. And the Dance is YOU. How about that?

Donut Holes

Here’s another way to try and look at it using a humble donut. In this
example, the ‘you’ you know in this dimension (Frank, Teresa, whoever)
is the donut hole. The Real You is the Donut. Because of the Donut’s
existence, the donut hole exists, or seems to. Because of the Real You,
the little you also ‘is’. In this way, the Donut ‘creates’ the donut hole. The
donut hole exists relative to the Donut. The donut hole could not exist
without the Donut. Rather, it would exist, but it could not be easily pointed
to.

Doing the Wave

Here’s one more final way to try and look at it: The mind prefers to think
that you are a dense body, tactile, subject to attacks (like germs), benefits
(like vitamins), etc. But you do not truly exist in his way.

You only exist as somewhat of an amalgam in this dance, like the spray
generated when a wave pounds against a rock. If you look carefully, you
will realize that neither the wave nor the rock caused the spray to exist,
per se. It was the action, the interplay, the relation between the rock and
the wave that actually birthed the spray. And the spray is neither the wave
nor the rock – it is the spray. If it were the wave or the rock, you would call
it the wave or the rock. It is what was born of is the relation between the
two. But it’s not actually of the rock or wave – it exists because of the
relation between the two. The interplay is actually both mother and father,
rather than the rock or wave.

The spray is not the wave, though similar in some ways to the wave. But
rather, it is the spray, with its own duration and attributes, created by the
copulation (relation) of the wave and the rock. But it is neither of them. It
is the spray. Neither of them caused it. The interplay did.

And in a similar manner do we, and everything else in this dimension,
seem to ‘exist’.

Brain sizzling? That’s okay. Let is sizzle until it finally gives up and fizzles
out. Really, what happens is that when you see that you can not grasp
this by your common thought process, you will eventually abandon it and
turn instead to the Knowing that is within you. Then you will see the deer.

Hear No Evil, See No Evil

I’ve read in both Eastern and Western religions that The Absolute /The
Source/God/Divine Being (however you prefer to label It) is ‘not aware of’
or ‘takes no part in’ certain things and events. It did not escape my notice
that these things and events are always what is commonly judged as
‘bad’ or ‘unpleasant’ or ‘detrimental’, like war, or birth defects, or even our
supposed blindness to the Truth. All bad. And all placed well away from
our Divine Being. What is actually going on here?

Incredibly, to ‘protect’ this Divine Being that we have actually given rise to
in our minds, we give it an excuse. We are attempting to protect our own
creation, not unlike Dr. Frankenstein tried to protect his creation. We
even allow the monster to turn on us, claiming it is all our own fault.

It’s kind of funny when you think about it – ‘little insignificant mortal us’
giving the Divine Being a backdoor to slip out: Sin. Imperfection. To
keep this hodge-podge monster we have created, this ‘Divine Being’
pure so that we give our life a lame meaning of sorts, we say that this
Divine Being doesn’t ‘know’ of these things, and/or can’t be a part of
them, because after all, it is Pure Perfection. How can anyone expect
perfection to mingle with what is imperfect? This line of reasoning lets us
keep it as ‘Divine’, while giving us an excuse (of sorts) as to why these
‘bad’ things exist (war, birth defects, disease, etc), without blaming our
Divine Being for them, or even have him included as a part of them.

In our attempt to explain what seems to be happening by the rules of this
dimension that we are trying to work within, we have to lay it all at our own
feet. There’s no other choice. Who else is there to blame but each other,
which is something we also do constantly. Hello war. Hello
discrimination. Hello prejudice.

Our most common rationalization becomes that ‘we have done wrong’,
and that is why this entire problem occurred. There’s no other place to lay
the blame and resolve what is irresolvable, but upon us. We see no
choice but to throw ourselves on the hand grenade to save our ‘god’. And
since our Paradigm falls without this manufactured rationalization, and we
desperately don’t want that, we willingly accept this manufactured
explanation, despite the cost.

Some do see the impossibility of this stance and try to take a middle-of-
the-road approach by saying these ‘bad things’ are indeed within the
Absolute, as all things must be, but apparently they skooch ‘the
imperfection’ over to the side a bit, so that the Absolute is not actually a
true part of it, is not aware of it, and does not participate in it. What? Bull
puckey. How could that be? Is it ABSOLUTE, or not? Is it the SOURCE
of ALL, or not?

(But actually, I really do appreciate this error, as I think it was this one that
I could simply not make to lie down flat, and eventually was the cause of
‘tearing down my Rome’. And that was the best move I have ever made.)

How Did This Tremendous Misinterpretation Occur?

It was caused by the fact that these schools of thought cannot completely
explain away some things that they need to. But nothing can be outside
of the Absolute, can it? What can be? The Absolute is Complete, it is all
there is, it is total Awareness, yet they try to say it does not ‘see’ these
things that are unseemly or ‘bad’. And so, like the some religions, some
schools of enlightenment try to sweep this discrepancy under the rug by
indirectly claiming the Absolute to be so holy that, while it is in a way a
part of it, it is not really a part of it because it does not participate in it. It
is a ‘false dream’ that It takes no part in. That part is skooched to the
side. What? Is it Absolute, or not?

Anyhow, this is my attempt at explaining this absurd notion and perhaps I
am not doing it very well, but I hope you see the silliness of this proposal
that the Absolute (which contains everything) somehow turns His head, or
fails to be aware of anything. This can’t be. There is only the One.
Everything is here. Everything. Where else could it be?

Now What?

So, the question then goes back to “How do we incorporate these ‘bad’
things into that which is Perfection? The One?” Can that be done?
Easily. It is already done.

The biggest snag comes from our inability to deal with the fact that there
is no such thing as good or bad, but merely our perception of it. You’ll
need to really try and absorb this - This is a really big point that most
cannot bring themselves to agree with. Try to be one of those who can
see this.

Here’s a simple example to help:
The flood that may wash your house away and kill you family may also
have saved the farmer’s crop and his family. Was it a good flood, or a
bad flood? That depends on your perspective alone, and nothing else.
Perspective alone pulls the trigger on the label of ‘good’ or ‘bad’. In Truth,
there is not one thing that is good or bad. Only perspectives carry those
labels. Can you see this?

To have a perspective, you must have a fixed locality, a ‘me’ point to
operate from - a perspective. You’ll soon see that when the false little ‘me’
dissolves, then perspectives also dissolve, and ‘good’ and ‘bad’ go with
it, and you understand how ALL is permitted by the Infinite, as all things
and all possibilities and potentialities are contained by It.

Our suffering and pain comes from our compulsion to compare and
contrast, to like and dislike. Because this is the ONLY way we know who
‘we’ (the ego-self) are. This is the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
In the highest Truth there are no bad things to explain away. Mankind is
attempting to resolve a dilemma that doesn’t need resolving – because
the condition itself is false, created out of perceptions and
misinterpretations. Smoke and mirrors.

‘What You See Is What You Get?’

...........is what most people say. Or is it “what you THINK is what you
get”? Which is true?

What DO we think? HOW do we think? Just how deep does our
conditioning go? Have you ever considered this?

Have you considered that the ‘civilized world’ goes through pretty much
the same processing and conditioning? We are brought up within fairly
similar boundaries and ‘fencing’, education being a large part of our
conditioning with a disproportionate emphasis. Have you ever
considered how many different things one could choose to know about?
Doesn’t it seem a little odd that we’ve selected a handful of ideas,
sanctioned them as ‘important’, and then our government actually make it
a legal requirement that you immerse yourself and children in them,
usually in the form of what is considered ‘education’?

Doesn’t it seem as though we are unconsciously trying to enforce an
unspoken agreement - A reference point, something to measure other
things by? Doesn’t it seem like we are trying to reinforce our concept of
reality and importance, and thereby hopefully assist in stabilizing what we
believe to be reality?

Our global fascination with education and knowledge points to a very
large Truth – we know there is something very important we need to
know. But we don’t remember what that was, so we have instead
installed randomly selected criteria, taken from various perspectives
(science, math, whatever) perhaps in hopes of maybe hitting upon
whatever it is we needed so desperately to know. We selected and
created this thing called ‘education’, and we blindly follow it. We darn
near worship it. But it is worthless. Even though other enlightened
venues may insist you need ‘this and that’ knowledge to exist in this
world, I disagree. What you need to know, you already know, and it will
be expressed as the need arises. This may be hard for you to believe,
but it is utterly True.

Let’s take a moment to switch gears and challenge the perception of
some very basic ‘givens’ – things that are much more fundamental to us
than say, multiplication or geography: That about physicalities? The
perception of temperature and how we relate to it? Is it possible they are
also learned somewhat, or at least directed and reinforced? And if they
are at least partially learned, just how far does our conditioning go?

I point to two empirical examples (‘Hurray!’ says the empirical crowd
<grin>), two people known as ‘Wild Children’: ‘Genie’ of California
( [link to en.wikipedia.org] ), and an even
more intriguing example ‘Victor’ of Aveyron
( [link to en.wikipedia.org] Victor was known to
gleefully romp nude in the snow, showing neither mental NOR physical
aversion to the cold, and one of Genie’s foster Mothers noted that when
allowed to run her own bathwater, she would run it cold and get into it
without showing any discomfort at all. To Victor and Genie, ‘cold’ wasn’t
cold. They didn’t react emotionally as if it was cold, nor did their bodies
react to it. Hmm.

People who are unconditioned by society are more rare than a chicken
with teeth. We haven’t had a lot of opportunity to examine what can
happen. From birth, we are coaxed and cooed into responding to
stimulus in a certain way. It is rare we can see what we might be like
without this constant reinforcement. To me, Genie and Victor are
something to consider while questioning all this.

Just how far does our conditioning go? How deep is that rabbit hole?
Most seeking enlightenment would easily confer that what we perceive or
think to be happening is indeed largely a learned perception. But those
same people would have a hard time believing this conditioning might
extend into our physical world as well. But it does. We are our own
jailers, enforcing our manufactured limitations upon ourselves, and
perpetuating the stability of these false limitations by our constant social
conditioning. For without it, Rome falls. Let Rome fall.

If you think about it, a kind of ‘proof’ has happened to many of us before.
Have any of you ever accidentally cut yourself, for example, and while yes,
you thought you might have nicked or scraped yourself, you had no idea
how seriously you injured yourself until you looked at it? In fact, it possibly
didn’t even hurt until you perceived the injury with your eyes. I’ve done this
more than once, I don’t think it’s that uncommon (or maybe I’m just much
too preoccupied and really clumsy <grin>). But pain was only there in
relation to perception of the injury.

Or, have any of you ever experienced an illness or injury and didn’t seek
medical advice, recovered from it, and found out later that your recovery
should have taken much longer or had been much worse? Why was that?
Could it be because you didn’t have a doctor informing you what to
expect, therefore your healing followed a course more authentic to you
and your perception of it, rather than the conditioned response? Is this
possible to you? Can you see it?

Going back the ‘civilized world’ and its unconscious system of
conditioning, have you also ever noted that the ‘uncivilized world’ seems
to live by a different set of rules? What we would freeze to death in, they
easily work around. What would crush us as being too harsh or
unbearable; they merely overlook and thrive in. We write it off to evolution
or acclimation, but aren’t those merely other words for conditioning? Are
‘rules what they are’ because ‘conditioning is what it has been’? How
much does this unconscious conditioning influenced how things relate? A
little? Half? All? Stop and consider this, if you haven’t already. Is this
the great “ask and you shall receive”? Can it be changed if we believe
that it can? Stop and look at this. It’s a question you cannot be told the
answer to, but must discover by yourself.

It’s a Trap

Know that you can’t ‘think’ your way to the Truth. This is a common
misconception. I mean, if Einstein failed, what chance do you have,
right? <grin> Rather, it is a Knowing that occurs because of a
realization/becoming.

So, is the ego-mind worthless? Not entirely. I’ll tell you what your ego-
mind can show you: Sometimes it can help show you what is NOT the
Truth.

Because this is not a mistake. It is not merely an Illusion. So, what is this
that we know as our world? Our ego-mind’s eyes can only see our
MISINTERPRETATION right now. We don’t know what we are looking
at, because we have decided it is something different.

As everything is relating to something else, it is in the process of
‘becoming’ – not in the pursuit of any particular goal (like perfection, etc.)
It is simply what occurs when things ‘relate’. There is both conscious and
unconscious ‘relating’. And both reside in the Awareness, as do we, and
all possibilities and potentialities.

But you must remember that relating is based upon perceptions, and
perceptions make the rules you live by. Perceptions are reinforced when
there is agreement among how things are to relate. We know this on an
unconscious level because from this understanding has sprung society,
education, and government as well as all other attempted means of
regulation. We are seeking to stabilize that which by definition is
dynamic and fluid.

We seek to homogenize out of fear of the unknown, out of the fear of
change, out of the fear of ‘others’. It’s all we can do to try and stabilize
‘us’, the ‘ego-self, which is actually merely an interpretation of the
occurring relativity, ironically. As long as there is a ‘we’, we will be
constantly fluxing and dynamic. Yet all this dynamic fluxing rests within
That Which Never Changes, and it can do this because there, all
potentials exist. It contains everything. It is everything. And that, is YOU.
You are the Dance. Put that in a box and try to take it home. <grin>

Sizzle sizzle <POP!> goes the mind. <grin> You’ll be okay.

What About ‘Observing the Thinker’?

We need to mention this, because it is a good tool to use initially, a
popular one, and what I point to in ‘The Cleft’
[link to www.youtube.com] . It is often helpful in
weakening your grip on exactly what you believe you are. But beware that
it is still a personification. Because now, though you have successfully
disassociated yourself with the ‘Thinker’ (the ego-mind) you have now
associated yourself with The Observer, which is still an entity. In Truth,
there are no real entities. All entities are merely ‘smoke and mirrors’
shaped by relativities.

So I would be misleading you if I failed to mention you must go beyond
the Observer. Yes, past even Him. Did you realize there was something
beyond Him, working His puppet strings, so to speak? There is – and
what that is has no name, but simply calling it ‘That Which Is’ feels right to
me. It is an awareness. It is all possible possibilities and potentialities. It
is everything and nothing at the same time. It is ALL. The living deer.
The Dance.

Until you reach That Which Is, please be aware that there will continue to
be misinterpretations. It is inevitable. But as you dissolve more and
more, and thereby become more and more, you will clearly see these
errors of thought and brush them away like lint off your jacket. They mean
nothing.

Stop the Insanity

Some of the earliest actual progress towards ‘enlightenment’ is to stop
trying to stabilize things and sort things. As the Beatles said, ‘Let it be’.
There will be an answer, let it be. Stop trying to understand things by our
‘selves’, because our ‘self’ is an ever-changing variable. It only exists
relatively. What kind of reliable ruler or marker is that? We know this,
too. And therein lies our constant feeling of unease and insecurity.

The more we allow our perceptions to localize ‘us’, the more distant we
become to our natural rhythms of flux, of relating, which IS our actual
existence. Not the existence of the Real You, the Dance, but it is the
action of relating that births the ego-self - Bob, Mary, Jane. If it were not
for our relating to something else, you could not define a ‘you’, because
you only know who you are by comparisons and contrasts. This is
important to see.

For example, you are not this chair. You can tell the difference between
you and this chair. You are not Bob Johnson, because your parents (your
r e l a t i v e s by the way <raised eyebrows>) were Mr. and Mrs. Smith
and therefore you are John Smith. You dislike politics. You like golf. You
prefer coffee over tea, etc. You have green eyes. You are fair skinned.
You are tall. You like blue. Jalapenos give you heartburn. The list is
infinite, and it is by these comparisons and contrasts that you are
‘defined’. By your relation or relativity to things/people/places, you are
who you are, instead of being someone else. By these comparisons and
contrasts do you seem to have being and exist in this dimension.

The body you call your physical body was born out of your parents relating
to each other, was it not? Didn’t they have relations in order to create
you? Hmmm.

[Sidebar here: Pay careful attention to our language and to your
amazement you will see the Truth dripping everywhere, once you know
what to look for. How is this possible? Because WE KNOW. You know.
Right now. You’ve just mislabeled the information. Anyhow, watch.]

Once your parent’s relation produced you, you immediately began to be
conditioned so that you would react and interact in certain ways, so that
you would be ‘safe’ within the prevailing perceptions. You began to pile
perceptions and personality on top of that. Your compliance with this
conditioning is what makes these assigned rules and attributes seem to
be real in this dimension, and your unspoken agreement assists in the
misguided attempt to stabilize that which is constantly fluxing – You. And
this attempt is the main source of all the pain in the world as we know it.

That’s why people don’t care for others to ‘make waves’ or be different. It
jeopardizes the current paradigm of reality in a very real way. It’s not
pretend or make-believe, and everyone knows this, just not consciously.
That’s why the only time that change is acceptable is when there is a
recognized failure or weakness identified in something. In that case,
change is only tolerated in the hope that it will lead right back to no
change – to stabilization. It’s all about stabilization. And that’s why we
continue to pull everything in on our heads. War. Economics. Because
it is only in the state of recognized failure and ensuing instability that we
will consider something new and different. Often it is only when we hit
true bottom do we consider looking up.

But the threat to the current paradigm (upon which your ego-self is
dependent) is why in every other case, those with different ways of
relating/perception/being are seen as a threat by those within the
governing paradigm. They’re considered ‘outsiders’. And they are a
threat, indeed.

So. Here We Are

Still here? Good. Thanks for hanging tough. I hope this has helped you
to question what you really are. Are you blood and bone? Or are you
something entirely different, that ‘blood and bone’ are merely symbols
for?

It is by these comparisons and contrasts of relating that we stay blind to
the Truth. But all is not a mistake, or sin, or illusion – it simply is what it is.
Our misinterpretation goes into play when we seek stability and call
some of the things ‘errors’, or ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’. But it is only our
misinterpretation.

You must still remember that is during all this changing and flux and
relating, still nothing has actually changed, it has just transiently related to
one of an unlimited number of potentials. I know it sounds confusing to
hear that so much change and flux is taking place, yet nothing is changing
in actuality, but that is the Truth. That is the ‘live deer’. You’re trying to
fathom how so many pieces of the chopped up deer could animate into
one beautiful living thing. But it does. It’s just difficult to see from how you
are attempting to focus and what you are focusing on. You must read
between the lines and know that we are only trapped within these bodies
proportionate to the amount we truly identify with them.

WHY?

This is sort of a humorous question to me from where I sit now, but it is a
common one: “Why would the One do this?” We are always trying to
make sense of the divine, never seeing that we only seek to relate to It in
a way that is familiar and comforting to us. “Why would it do all this?” we
ask. Why? WHY? WHYYYY??!!!!

Tell me first, “Why not?”

Do we dare to attempt to limit the Infinite? To give it rules? To demand
reasons? Yes, apparently, we do. Or we try to.

This reaction is part of the last vestiges of the supposedly ‘enlightened’
ego-mind that attempts to answer a question that doesn’t need
answering, “WHY?” Well, why not?

After all, who are we? We are one of the unlimited potentials formed by
relativity, yet we are not truly caused by anything – we are merely one of
the unlimited potential outcomes. We are dynamic flux.

dy•nam•ic: An interactive system or process, especially one involving
competing or conflicting forces

Starting to see the proverbial handwriting on the wall? Everything is both
dynamic and instantaneous. Einstein was right – ‘time is indeed just an
illusion, albeit a very persistent one’. And with this realization, suffering
ends, and we can rest within the NOW. The NOW is where the party is.
The NOW is where EVERYTHING is.

It is with the utter death of both the ‘I’ and ‘i’, where pure consciousness
and awareness reign, that you are freed from relating to anything,
because what is there now left to relate to? In this state you are your
rightful and True nature of all potential possibilities. The Absolute. And
the NOW is its playground. Literally.

To slip out of perceptions and into this natural state is to stand in the
‘realm of miracles’, yet now, it is no miracle to you – only one of all
unlimited potential possibilities. As you no longer identify with a self,
even a divine one, you are not chained by your perceptions, and therefore
you are chained by no rules. You never really were anyhow. But now you
know this.

To return to the Awareness beyond our normal mental processes, where
there are only unlimited potentialities, is to no longer be part of the
equation, but the entire equation, and all potential calculations and
outcomes.

This is what made me tear down my Rome. Despite what I had been
told, I could see no error, no mistake, no illusion, no dream had been
committed – just a misguided misinterpretation. One must realize that
however lofty your rationalizations may be, they are still just your search
for an explanation – an answer to a question that never truly existed.

‘The Download’ Answers Me

In the midst of all this writing, I paused in awe. Yes, right in this very spot. I
reflected on how someone like Jesus, who knew all this and I’m sure even
more, grasped it all when he ‘lived’ in a time when so little was known?

[Sidebar: Do NOT get distracted by my referral to Jesus. He was a man
who lived, just like you and I, and he unraveled the unity I speak of here,
becoming One. He did not try to start ‘christianity’. Christianity just
borrowed from him, so get over and past any associative prejudices. ]

Anyhow, I unconsciously paused in awe, and thinking of Jesus, asked
mentally, “Wow – How did you manage to get all this?” I nearly dropped
my pen when there was actually an immediate answer, “The same way
you are receiving it right now.”

The Importance of Intent

People tend to think that it is the outcome of something which is
important. This is not necessarily true, in the larger scope of the Truth.
Intent is most important. This is why:
Intent defines how you relate.
And this ‘relating’ is all that is actually Real.

Remember: You’re not the dancer. You’re the Dance. The dancer is a
just an expression of the Dance. And the Dance is YOU.

As Above, So Below

Now, the real question becomes, ‘What do you think of your relations and
how you relate? For however you relate, however you limit your
perceptions and possibilities, however you enforce your conditioning -
those rules shall reign in your world.

To understand this fully will change your relation to everything and every
potential, and therefore you beneficially influence the potential outcome to
everything relating to you. How many things that will include depends
upon how broad your perspective has become. How broad your
perspective is depends on how much of ‘you’ that you’ve dissolved. Are
you mostly Sally or Fred? They can relate to and influence what is relative
to them. Or are you the Absolute? It relates and influences ALL.

In either case, to no longer agree with the conditioned masses and their
carefully guarded paradigm is to help others gain the potential to see.
This takes place both consciously and subconsciously, whether you open
your mouth or not.

As above, so below.

As this takes hold and begins to dissolve you, you realize fully that there is
ONLY the NOW. This is a simple thing that is extraordinarily hard to fully
grasp. There is only this ONE INSTANT. I don’t say ‘moment’ here
because our empirical ego-minds immediately chop that up into 60
seconds. There is no moment. There is only this instant – the NOW. You
must stop projecting into the future (doesn’t exist) and stop looking back
at the past (gone) – because neither exist. The past used to be the
‘Now’, and the future will be the ‘Now’, but in Truth, there is ONLY the
NOW. The ‘past’ and ‘future’ are just mental concepts of the ego-mind.

You appeared to be born in this one instant, and you will appear to die in
the same instant. That is a fact. Think about that for a moment. I’ll wait.

There is no other instant. There is only the NOW – never has been
anything else. But the ego-mind cannot live in the NOW. There’s nothing
for it to do. It weakens and dies. And this is a good thing – this is what
you have been waiting for.

Furthermore, if you remain in the NOW, you will find that absolutely
everything you need will always be there with you. It always has been.
You’ve just let your ego-mind keep you insecure and projecting into the
future, or regretting the past. The ego-mind is merely a calculated
response based upon past experiences, nothing more. It likes to project
its calculations (based upon the past) into to future to reassure itself of its
continuation. And he likes to keep you in one of those two places,
because those are his kingdoms. False kingdoms, yes, but with real
dungeons he’ll happily toss you into because only when you’re there can
the ego-mind be secure and exist. You’ve got to kill him by staying in the
moment.

Stay with me in the NOW and very soon everything you see on these
pages will be crystal clear. You will see the live deer, and he’ll eat right
out of your hand. Stay here, in the NOW. Can you do it?

Do this and see that when you have Become, you will have the ability to
break the rules, to make the rules, to change ‘puppets’, to relate in ways
that others can only call ‘miraculous’. You are ALL, and therefore you
relate and influence everything. What is there that can escape your hand
then?

This is when an indescribable lightness creeps in and seems to overtake
you, and there is Love for everything – True Love, not what man calls love.
That love is closer to possessiveness and fear, wrapped in the desire to
find someone or something to complete you and stabilize you. It is born
of the self. True Love has no agenda and no self. It doesn’t seek to fill an
appetite. It is not born of lack and need, but rather is the fullness of
everything possible. True Love lives in the NOW. And this is what you
seem to become. I cannot describe it to you. You must experience it for
yourself.


Okay. That’s enough for now. Take a break. Maybe more later.
[link to www.unasleep.com]

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