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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.

 

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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.