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Integrating Consciousness

10 Feb

How do we go about integrating consciousness to change our ‘being’, assuming we have identified a need to change it in order to serve love and fulfil our mission on Earth.
If we can accept that we are more than what presents in the universe of our body (Physical plane), we need to understand how we present in the universe of our mind (mental plane), and in the universe of our spirit (spiritual plane), in order that the three operate in unity.
It is in the realm of our mind (the thinking) that communication is opened between body (the physical, doing) and spirit (soul and high self) and it is this being that reflects in our bodies. It is this being that reflects in what and how we think, and what we do and how we feel. It drives our feelings and if communication with Spirit is intermittent or faulty, the feelings we carry do not align with those of Unconditional Love, (the Holy Spirit, Mana. Prana, Chi, Life Force, Energy of the Mind of the Creator, Christ energy, God, The Great ‘Is’). When they do, we feel great gratitude for life and the understandings and knowledge it brings to us. We feel great joy in the beauty we begin to notice in everything around us. We develop faith that the world and the day serve us in our journey as we serve it. We find ourselves full of the genuine compassion of love for others on their path. We find that we forgive easily without judgement, those who hurt and harm us and the world around them, in their isolation from the power of love. We find that we can then help them if they ever come to express a desire to change their being in the realisation that they are absent of love in their lives. We cannot, no matter how hard we try, fix them ourselves. But we can bring the healing of spirit to them through our skills, if they are open to receiving it.
We cannot pretend to forgive simply because it is something we are asked to do by wise teachers. Our Being of Mind will see and feel the insincerity of it. We cannot pretend compassion just because wise teachers tell us that it is a desirable state of being. Our Being will recognise the pretence.
So if we have recognised this in ourselves and if we have a desire to achieve these attributes in our Being, where do we start?
1) Understand that the sufferings we endure, are a result of lacking communication between our three selves, and have NOTHING whatsoever to do with the world that that lack has manifested in our lives, or that we fear will manifest in our lives.(i.e. a world of lack!)
2) Recognise that it is our responsibility and ours alone to take the steps necessary to begin changing our Being and establish a positive communication and integration of our consciousness. It matters little how we came to be taught our current core beliefs. We need to seek detachment from any need to ‘blame’ someone or something else for our state of being.
3) Change our ‘self talk’. Address our inner being with affection and understanding. Let it know that we realise it is our focus and attention on the physical world and its less desirable aspects that leads it to perpetuate those aspects of focus. (I use ‘Thank you, I’m sorry, forgive me, I love you’ of the Ho’oponopono traditions of Hawaii as a start. EFT is another way to engage the Inner Being as a trusted friend. There are many ways to consciously improve our relationship with our inner self.)
4) Once our Inner Being is conscious of our intent to desire change together, we ask for connection with Spirit through connection with our Higher Being. I address this aspect of myself as ‘Lord of Our Being’, making the prayer from the ‘We’ of my ‘body- self’ ( logical and objective mind of the physical Human)and my ‘mind-self’ (emotional and subjective mind of the Inner Being). To address directly, with proper desire, one of the Great Teachers, the Angels, any Being of Unconditional Love or the Mind of the Creator itself knowing they are all of One Mind, will automatically engage our own ‘spirit-self’, Higher Being, as part of our integrated self.
5) Sit in stillness, meditate, enjoy the connection without attention to thoughts for a while. In these moments we are One within ‘God’ and They are One within Us. (Not We are ‘God” and They are Us – big difference in conceptual understanding there! Compare the idea that the character an actor plays is of the actor, and the actor is of the character but the character is not the actor and nor is the actor the character.)
6) Express genuine gratitude for peace and love in the moments of connection that we experience, either on purpose through deliberate connection, or in walking through life, as in whenever we feel our hearts swell with joy and love at moments in our day.
7) Be conscious, mindful, aware of this connection increasingly more often as we practice living more and more in the present moment.
8) Practice being mindful of our thoughts, to monitor them for an absence of connection in our being, that we can consciously address them – not with judgement, but with love and compassion.
9) Any material goals and desires we have, need to be manifested from this integrated state of being if we wish to impact the collective consciousness of the world. There is nothing wrong with ‘wanting stuff’or ‘having stuff’ if it is intended to serve the power of Love. For example. If we ‘want’ a flash house because we haven’t got one, we are serving the power of lack. If it is because we think we deserve it more than others, or we have earned it through hard work where we think others haven’t, we are serving a power of pride. If we think we need to show others how successful we are, we are serving a love of power. If we want it, though, to bring beauty and appreciation to others, to demonstrate how man and nature can compliment each other, to bring others into our life as employees, or as extended family members and friends, being able to accommodate them in a beautiful environment to share, we are serving the power of love.
10) Be aware that the energies of the universe serve us, and their laws are immutable. They do for us that which our ‘being’ asks/attracts. It is up to us to consciously integrate our 3 selves so that our being moves ever higher in ‘frequency’ along the continuum of being ab‘sin’t of love to being love itself. As we achieve this we begin to merge the 3 planes of our existence (Body, Mind and Spirit) to be a physical, mental and spiritual representation of the Creator (in Their image) in Whose mind we, and all of the creation, are manifest and Who is in every aspect, down to the smallest particle, a part of what we ourselves manifest and what we are.
None of this is easily or instantly achieved. We spend our entire life moving along this continuum. Some would say lifetimes in this and other worlds. I am with the latter, but it does not really matter if we can acknowledge that our journey through life is one we take one step at a time, knowing that as a collective consciousness/creation, we will get to the perfect manifestation of Love in the end and knowing we can be integrated with the consciousness of Love all the way, if we ask it. We are never alone.

Of course there is nothing linear about how the universe and our being operate, but this simple metaphor can show us that unless our being is aligned with higher frequency we will continue to operate in the lower. Our own higher consciousness cannot operate within us unless we connect through consistent practice and a desire to raise our frequency one step at a time. We tend to fluctuate in our connection on the continuum due to the law of rhythm, the swing of the pendulum, the cycle of seasons, the rise and fall of the tides. But as we progress, the down is not as far down and the ups are higher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Nature of Our Being

4 Feb

Everything we DO and everything we UNDERGO, that happens to us, is a reflection of our BEING. Our BEING takes action in reaction to other actions. These spirals of both positive and negative decisions and consequences are reflections of our BEING.
Our DOING – that is our emotions/feelings; our thoughts/desires; our actions/inactions/reactions/ decisions (and all of their consequences) – and our BEING –that is our personality/ nature/ character/ ego – are directly related. We cannot DO something unless we ARE something. And we cannot BE something unless we DO something.
So what constitutes our BEING which then dictates our DOING?
At the time I write this I am drawn to the idea that we are THREE beings in one. (The Human Being.) There is our Superconscious being, our Subconscious being and our Conscious being. The majority of us are unconscious of the first two beings in our ‘reality’. Some of us are unconscious of all and operate from a subconscious agenda, perhaps in tandem with the Superconscious, perhaps not, reflecting in our actions. Increasingly now, more professional people and even some scientists are recognising a ‘superconscious’ element in human consciousness.
I am assuming that my reader is open minded enough to accept this as a possibility – that our BEING is a reflection of all three beings within, as far as we allow them to integrate. And there is the catch. Even if we are conscious of all three aspects of our BEING, we may not necessarily have integrated them – in fact it is very unlikely that we have, given the current state of UNconsciousness that humanity is in. ( It has improved , though. I am able to present these ideas in a public forum and be fairly confident I will not be lynched and burned at a stake! I count this as a great blessing.)
Many ‘new age’ philosophies and teachings are giving full attention to the subconscious mind – targeting the ego. This, I feel, has validity in the fact that it is the Ego that drives our BEiING and therefore the consequences (sufferings, undergoings, STORIES) of our ACTIONS (thoughts, feelings, decisions), but there seems to be a conscious belief that it is the ego that is to blame for our ‘troubles’! (to put an Irish euphemism to it!) I know I have been enticed by this idea – that it is not really ME who is the cause of my suffering. This is because I have bought into the belief that it is someone, or something’s FAULT!
However, is this trend to desire disempowerment or destruction of our egos, not yet another target (to replace, or supplement ‘the Devil’? Or ‘The Human Condition’? Or ‘Karma’? Or ‘The Users in our Life’? Or the ‘Greedy’? Or the ‘Conspirators’? Or the ‘Lovers of Power’? Or ‘Our Childhood Experiences’? Or our ‘Ancestral Experiences’? The’Sins of the Fathers”? Our birthright?(caste, place in the hierarchy)) as something for us to blame? Surely our Ego belongs to US and its attributes are OUR responsibility. The DOING in our life belongs to our BEING. It is who we are. Responsibility need not equate with blame! But how often do we become DEFENSIVE when it is suggested that we are responsible for what happens to us? We feel JUDGED. We feel OFFENDED. We feel ABUSED. This is because we have been taught so, and so we have taught our Subconscious Being to believe we are worthy of judgement. This is what we have taught our poor Ego to do! To believe we are unworthy! So of course in its defence, it either believes that IT is unworthy, or that someone/something else is! I have called this SNOT –‘snot me!’
Our subconscious ego does not need to be blamed for our ‘troubles’. Neither do we, the Conscious. However, operating in a vibration of frustration, self pity, anger, hatred or blame can never achieve true contact with the vibration of love, no matter how much we say we have it. This is what drives the Ego to behave like a 2 year old! We must consciously strive to raise our vibratory frequency towards the ideal of Unconditional Love on the positive end of the continuum of ‘feelings’ and away from its complete abSince at the other.
Our children need recognition, support and understanding in their quest for independence. They will become dysfunctional if they do not receive these things and one other vitally important element – LOVE – from their parents, wider family, and community. Our Inner Child – our Ego – is no different. Many of our teachers call for the ‘death’ or ‘dissolving’ of the Ego. While to my mind this is a call for transformation, many equate death and dissolving to a ‘disappearing’. If our intention is to ‘get rid of’ our ego we are telling our child within that they are not wanted. A perfect recipe for dysfunction – for getting what we DON”T want.
I much prefer ‘inner being’ as a title for our subconscious self. It will grow and mature with a high level of function and self confidence if we love and nurture it as we would a broken or damaged creature, or our own precious child. It is our responsibility to introduce it to our ‘higher being’ that it brings the power of love into our integrated being. It is only through our conscious will that this can happen.
If we ignore it, or berate it, despise it, our lives will reflect this through its ‘acting out’ or its apathy in manifesting what we want and its subservience to a fear of power. If we decide to give it a love of power, by giving it permission to ‘deal’ with others and enslave them to our will, we become judgemental, bullying, narcissistic powermongers, or henchmen to them.
It is through our inner being that we access and activate the universal laws. If there is no connection to our higher being in this process, then we manifest our lives in an absence of the power of Love. If we do this consciously, we abuse those powers.
Many, like me, have questioned deeply the beliefs imposed on us by our upbringing and religions. People who are convinced that any who do not embrace their way of ‘doing’ are lost souls, do not truly Love. Whether we connect and integrate with unconditional love through our own Higher Being, or through Jesus, or Buddha, or Mohammed, or any great teacher is irrelevant (to my mind) since all high beings, including our own, give us connection to the Power of Love,(through the mind of ‘God’) providing we have introduced our inner being to them and acknowledged them all, as such.
If we consciously connect to the Higher Consciousness through our Inner Being by acknowledging and nurturing that being with love, we will bring about an ego ‘death’ – that is, a shifting of being along the continuum towards the ideal of ‘Unconditional Love’. Every experience manifested in our lives has the potential to help us achieve the next step on this journey. To be conscious of this process rather than continue on unconsciously, will see a more rapid progress. We begin to find gratitude for our trials and come to rise above them, not because we judge that which has taught us but because we allow the lesson and are grateful for it; we find we have genuine love and compassion for those who brought it to us, including our own Inner Being! We cannot access this genuine feeling of gratitude until we have transitioned ourselves along the continuum of ‘feelings’ enough to attain the vibratory frequencies of ‘being’ there. It begins with forgiveness – a readiness (being sorry – consciously so r(r)eady) to ask to give forward into the love of our Higher Being(s), our feelings arising from being in the vibrational state of the opposite end of the continuum from Unconditional Love. This can only begin when we open our hearts to the possibility that we are indeed responsible for our journey.
If our goals, dreams and visions are imagined and desired with a focus of attention on the feelings that come with NOT having them, we will attract the NOT. We need to connect with our Higher Being to shift that vibratory state of being. Our intent, in desiring to achieve this, must come from a desire to serve and be love and not from a desire to escape our suffering with its feelings of hate, self pity, judgement and anger . This is where our conscious attention needs to BE, that our subconscious attention (inner being) is also there, that the connection with our Higher Being occurs and we find ourselves rising above our suffering and manifesting a life of abundance and joy. In doing what we love to do and loving others as ourselves, we influence the vibration of others in their place on the continuum. We do not have to identify or judge them as being ‘here’ or ‘there’. Our only concern is where we are now on our journey and to make the next step. The rest will follow as consequences of that action, for ourselves and for others.

Game of Thrones – Our Engagement with Drama.

8 Jan

I wondered what everyone – well – an awful lot of people – were on about. A friend lent me the first book and after skimming through a few chapters I decided to get an overall picture in a quicker way. I found a very good summary of the first 6 seasons of this popular drama on you tube. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DozRb0Pf1L8)
Power play, intrigue, dysfunction, pain, horror, betrayal and the very fragility of life and its complete unpredictability are real enough in the present. Is it necessary to revisit it all in the name of entertainment?
Perhaps we see such extreme and graphic portrayals of the effects of ‘the Human Condition’ as a reason to be grateful that our lives today do not manifest like this. The fantasy element (dragons, magic and the supernatural) also helps us to avoid seeing the parallels in our own existence, therefore allowing us to distance ourselves from them. This gives the impression for some commentators that we are becoming desensitised to violence and abuse in our own world.
Maybe it is comforting to be able to watch such things from a distance in the security of one’s home or amongst friends and be detached from them – a bit like watching the news. We can participate in all the emotion and drama, make our judgements and argue our positions without actually physically undergoing (suffering) the experience.
Horror movies and ‘reality’ shows, computer games and interactive virtual battles and dramas which people become addicted to, are popular for the same reasons. It’s not ‘real’, so maybe by engaging in this stuff, we can by-pass the reality of life, like any drug allows us to do. For the ‘social’ junkie or ‘occasional’ user it offers a respite (most of us enjoy a good party, a bit of escapism or self indulgence); and for the addicted, a long term or permanent escape is made possible. Or it allows us to justify the behaviours we choose to take power over others in our lives or to be subservient to it.
‘Game of Thrones’ has surpassed all other shows in popularity. It is a global phenomenon. That it is so unpredictable means that there is no clear ending, no ‘happily ever after’; it is a rather elaborate soapie, with fewer than the usual number of characters surviving past half of, never mind an entire, season with no guaranteed future for the few that are still there. Given the perceived unpredictability of world events, the increasing number of disasters, wars and crime, escalating social and political dysfunction and the potential horrors of what might lie ahead it is understandable how people might love it! By engaging emotionally in unreal drama, we can distance ourselves from the real.
Perhaps it does reflect an increasing desire for humanity to distance itself from suffering as a way to escape it; but perhaps equally, it reflects an increased subconscious knowledge and understanding of human behaviour and emotion, so that unconsciously we are able to identify and engage with all of the situations and associated range of positive and negative emotions depicted. This is because at this stage of human evolution, in our collective sub consciousness, we have all ‘been there, done that’! Consciously, however, we continue to be unwilling to accept our role as individuals in the development of the collective position – we step away from that responsibility and in doing so, exclude and separate ourselves from the one human consciousness – the WE aspect of our BEING human. As individuals we pretend we are exempt from the need to receive forgiveness and compassion, while becoming increasingly willing to either give it to (or deny it to) the humanity we recognise in the drama. I see this as positive progress in our collective journey.
So what is the next step?
We can step out of the comfort of our living rooms and into the peaceful and unconditionally loving presence of the moment to observe the world of our making with the same detachment from which we watch soap operas, stage plays or reality shows or engage in interactive games or read our books. Our experience of loving to engage dispassionately in drama is the initial practice we need to take ourselves into the ‘now’, into ‘a state of grace’, into ‘nirvana’, into where we are united with the ‘source of our being’ (God), in which image we are made, to observe, this time without judgement, the stories of our own creation. In this way, more people will understand how writing, directing, acting out, editing and presenting such drama is metaphorical of the illusion of life which we, the human, in our being, create.
We can deliberately make the unconscious conscious. We can take ownership of it all. We can recognise our role as the authors, script writers, producers, editors, actors, managers, publishers and distributors of the books, movies and games we create as our reality without judgement of ourselves or others.
And how do we then transform suffering through taking individual ownership of our collective consciousness?
We rewrite the stories! Knowing they create our reality, we create a new reality. We do this as individuals by examining our own story and accepting that we are its author. We do this knowing we have created and experienced firsthand all that we desire and all that we do not, with the complete cooperation of all the players, who author their own stories – even by employing you as their ghost writer, or by you employing them. We do this knowing that we know what we are talking about because we authored the experiences we needed in order to be able to understand what we do and do not want our lives to be; how grateful we find we become for ALL of it! We can realise our heritage as both sons and daughters of man, and sons and daughters of god.
The more of us do this without asking/allowing/enabling others to do our writing for us, or judging those who are still creating their own learning experiences, the more the collective story of our present reality changes.
In the meantime, if you are curious about what the Game of Thrones is all about, I would definitely recommend a search on you tube. Some of the shorter summaries than the one referenced above, which probably needs to be watched first, are well written, tongue in cheek, hilarious renditions of ‘the story so far’. I would recommend these also to those of you who are heavily involved with the drama of the show. They offer some perspective and a little light relief from the heaviness and darkness of the story’s themes and events.
Namaste.

On Living in the Moment

30 Dec

I am returning to my blog. It’s been a while. I have been re-reading some old material – Tolle and Kabat-Zinn among others- and exploring modern phenomena such as ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Undead’ and their amazing popularity. For this blog, I will make comment on living in the present as food for thought. You must wait for my take on the other.

In Eckhart Tolle’s ‘A New Earth’, he quotes Shakespeare: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
And it is true. In each moment, things simply ARE. Not until we apply our thinking to them, based on our experiences of the past, and our hopes for the future, do they gain notoriety and reputation of being ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ And these judgements vary according to each individual’s thoughts, so that what is good for one might be bad for another and vice versa. A change in experience, or desire for the future, can also change those thoughts and judgements at any time. In this regard, no person is any different from any other!
In Tolle’s philosophy, the space and freedom of being in the ‘now’, disassociated from all thought, emotion and judgement, is a space of perfect, unconditional love and peace. When we step into life from this space, and we are conscious of it as we move forward, without anticipating anything at all, the perfection of it influences/creates what happens to us as we make our decisions and DO things.
The things that separate each human from another, and therefore from being together in that space of perfection, are not our stories – the ones we have written and the ones we are writing, or those we believe have been written for us (snot my doing) – but from our attachment to them emotionally and subjectively. We tend to write the stories of our lives, past and future, by choosing scenarios and plots based on what we believe is good or bad for us and/or the world at large. We engage fears and judgements, wishes and hopes, in making those decisions in our lives which create the next scene in the play or story. If we do not engage with those and simply make the decision because we observe our life situation dispassionately from this space of peace and tranquillity, we make it based on the acceptance of our situation as it is, so that the consequences unfolding from it will also be created from that space. In this way, even stepping forward from the direst of circumstances can create positive outcomes. Of course, in being in this space, it is not from that desire for positive outcomes that we act. We act because that is what being alive is about. We cannot live in the story of life and DO nothing; even a decision to sit in a situation and do nothing but accept it as it is, is an act of DOING. The greatest paradox of living, really, is that we do not have a choice after all. We MUST make choices! But we can choose from where those choices arise.
So make plans, create lifestyles, have goals, do what you love, support or create a cause – these are choices and decisions we make – but strive not to attach fear or pride or arrogance or judgement to any of it. As we move forward in each moment, taking action in response to life, we are accepting of what happens, knowing we are responsible and allowing the lessons we unconsciously create, being, from that space, grateful for all of it.

What is the Human Being?

16 Jul

It is the hardest thing in the world to observe people’s behaviours, including our own, without judgement. Depending on our perspective and experience, our judgements, opinions and actions are definitely not going to please all of the people all of the time. I think I would be right in saying that everyone on this planet desires peace and love in their lives. The problem is that for most people, certain conditions apply. There is a price to pay. And many impose those conditions and that price on others. People think they know what is right and what is wrong, and their varying perspectives on these things continue to bring strife to our existence.

Most monotheistic religions while they believe in one god, attribute to that god, human characteristics and emotions. Their one god judges, punishes, incites genocide and condones prejudices while also professing to promote societal values, goodness and love for one another. Polytheistic religions attribute these same polarised characteristics on different gods and goddesses. Atheistic thinking attributes these same qualities to human consciousness. All promote the promise that their particular belief holds the only hope for a solution to ‘the Human Condition’. And when ‘bad or evil’ things happen, it is the devil, or it is the god with negative characteristics, or it is dysfunction of environment, body or brain that causes people to ‘stray’ from their path which gives believers the permission they need to take action against those ‘unfortunates’ who threaten the ideal.

It actually comes down to three choices: The love of power, the fear of power or the empowerment of Love. These are truly the only things each of us as individuals need reflect on – not about others, but within ourselves. Not to judge – but to learn and heal. The decision to do this or not is an individual one and one we can make as a member of the human race no matter the dogmas or beliefs we have held. We must honour the choice, though, for this is how we are able to discern what unconditional love is or isn’t.

Unconditional love is an energy science will never measure. It embraces everything and is within us all except where our judgements and beliefs, born of a love or fear of power, imprison it within our hearts and our consciousness operates outside of it. Only when our hearts expand to allow Love to flow and connect with our higher consciousness can we genuinely feel joy and find the compassion to forgive ourselves and others for thinking and acting in its ab(sin)ce. Only through opening our hearts to love can we be healed of our despair and delivered from our suffering.

It is not about judging thoughts and actions. It is not about guilt. People think and do what they must according to their state of being. It is absolutely about each of us taking responsibility for the state of our own being. We don’t “DO” love, kindness, charity, compassion or forgiveness as a price to pay for being good and collecting the reward. It happens easily and without thought of reward when we are in a state of Love as our being. We don’t go and “GET” true joy, health, peace and prosperity in our lives, though we may be rich or powerful. They are manifested when our being aligns with Love. God is unconditional Love, divine masculine and divine feminine, and we all carry them in our hearts. Namaste.

 

The Human BEING – Being Loved, Being Loving, Being Lovable, BEING Love.

4 Apr

People are taught that The Bible is Absolute Truth. Many religions are reliant on this belief to maintain their power over the population and to uphold laws which keep them subservient to that power. Literal translation of many parts of the New Testament also enslave people to varied doctrines upheld as ‘truth’ by those who would benefit by the power they have over others. This is my observation. I certainly allow that it is not others’ and certainly religious texts are not always used as a source of power or fear, but there is a loving desire to serve God and humanity through wisdom that can be found there.

For those of us who would question these ‘truths’ because of the hypocrisy they represent, because of the inhumanity they inspire and because of the judgements they make, there are a number of considerations to bring to the questions we ask:

  • Does the question arise because of our own judgement of others?
  • Does the question arise because we believe we know better than others?
  • Does the question arise because we want others to be as ‘wise’ or ‘enlightened’ as we are?
  • Does the question arise because we desire to justify a life outside of the ‘law’?
  • Does the question arise because we would wish to be in charge?

When we do this, it becomes obvious that the supreme paradox of life is that when we dare to compare ourselves to others’ thinking and accuse them of being judgemental, hypocritical, greedy etc. then we immediately implicate ourselves in the same actions. ‘Judge not lest ye be judged’ – not by others, but by ourselves.

Therefore, the only considerations we need to apply to any of these questions is:

  • Does the question arise because we desire to be free of  being judgmental?
  • Does the question arise because we wish to be at one with universal consciousness?
  • Does the question arise because we want to know Love?
  • Does the question arise because we want to be loved?
  • Does the question arise because we want to love unconditionally?
  • Does the question arise because we love God?

When the questions are about ourselves desiring the experience of Being Love and we apply this desire to them in the moment, we can stand with ourselves and all creation in compassion and love. We become part of the consciousness of ‘God’ through our own higher consciousness which is able to observe dispassionately, all of the passion and emotion of humanity attached to our ego, with an overwhelming feeling of love – no judgements, no conditions, knowing what we are and what we are not.

When we love ourselves from this perspective, our ego is transcended by that love and we can become loving of, and loved by, all creation – because our nature in that moment is completely lovable.

We can do this even in the midst of drama and crisis where we must take action against action which denies choice. We can learn to drive our emotions from that dispassionate place rather than allowing them to drive us from our ego’s place of passion and judgement.

This is ‘The Power of the Now’ that  Eckhart Tolle teaches us about. It is the place of ‘Zero’ in Dr. Hew Len’s Ho’oponopono philosophy. It is infinity, nirvana, heaven, absolute peace etc within. It is where our divinity can provide guidance and healing for us to serve the highest good of all. It is the Grace of God.

How does Human ‘Being’ work?

22 Feb

There are numerous pathways to understanding how we operate and exist in the world. Each of us develops our own understanding of ‘humanity’ based on our experience of the world and our interpretation of it. This model is one that interprets my understanding – not right or wrong but it serves me for now.

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Closed and contracted heart                                   Open and expanding heart

In the centre – the soul –universal intelligence, perfect unconditional love, that jewel which is ‘God within’.

The band around the ‘soul’ is our ‘inner child’ – subconscious mind, harbourer of core feelings, beliefs and of memory. Protector of the soul.

The 2nd band is our conscious self – our conscious thoughts, words and actions/reactions.

The 3rd is our superconscious mind. It has the ability to communicate with us and ‘God’ within (Soul) and ‘God’ without ( All one consciousness of unconditional love) via the heart.

The Heart – Contains us. It defines us. It reflects our personality, our ego, depending on our level of communication with it – how we speak and listen. It can expand or contract according to our conscious and subconscious will – our being.

Some people call for the ‘death’ of the ego. This metaphor troubled me until I understood that death is merely transition from one state of energy to another. We can bring about that change before physical death, which is also merely a transformation of our energy.

For most people, we feel the heart swell when experiencing wonder, beauty, love – we feel it clench and harden against people whose actions affect others negatively or when we cannot allow another’s views.

If our being was in ‘love’ all the time it would mean our heart was expanded to encompass all. We would not experience the change because we are in that state of communication all the time. Our reactionary, judgemental ego would have transitioned into that state of grace permanently. That is Heaven! Most of us, however, achieve this only temporarily.

When we consciously apply judgement to our experiences it is because our heart is listening to our call to protect the soul – the essence of who we are – but if we are not communicating with our highest consciousness we are bereft of love, because we have imprisoned the soul and shut off communication with ‘God’ inside AND outside. That is Hell.

The subconscious mind holds memory – it holds memory of times when our hearts were expanded and also of times when we closed in for protection. When we see that it is beneficial to us to forgive – to expand our heart – that memory can sabotage us!

Only when we recognise that the inner child, like any child, needs affirming, recognising and loving can we hope to ask it to take the risk to change. Otherwise it will behave like a spoilt, bad-tempered brat.

But let’s love the child, encourage its curiosity and desire to grow and learn and it will delight us with its enthusiasm to listen and learn. Let’s not shut it down by consciously judging life experience. For it was that child stubbornly protecting and defending ‘we’ that shut love from that experience in the first place – we are judging ourselves!

That is where in the first instance we must forgive – give forward to love – our conscious self for indirectly judging our baby! This not only frees our inner child and conscious self from pain and guilt and allow communication through the heart but it leaves space for the ‘experience’ to be free to explore its(their) own salvation. ‘Love your enemies’ – forgive. That is, forgive  judgements that our enemies are free to forgive theirs.

Compassion – standing with others – even when it is to protect rights they are violating – can allow this.

Whatever you have decided serves you will be the right thing for you in the moment and if this thinking does not sit well with you then it may, instead, help you consolidate what you have, or even facilitate more questioning.

I would appreciate your comments and thoughts – and your questions of me – offered please, with the highest good for all in mind.