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Speaking Our Reality

Each moment of the day, nanosecond after nanosecond, we are co-creating a reality from which we are either conscious or unconscious. To the degree we are conscious, lovingly paying attention to the moment, our co-creativity tends to reflect a flow of ease and grace in our experiences. To the degree we are unconscious, we reactively and retrospectively discover the fearful hand that has scripted the dramatic sequences of our existence.

Curiously, we wonder how it is that certain people, places and circumstances show up in our lives. Some of these experiences show up and bring peace and joy into our lives. Others experiences seem to bring sadness and anger. For the most part, these experiences appear as a random series of events over which we seem to have little or no control. As a result, we feel either lucky or like a victim…

 

Spiritual Awakenings, Enlightenment and the Kitchen Sink

Spiritual awareness often begins at the point where our inner thoughts reflectively seek meaning in the external world of our drama. This search empowers the transformation of unconscious perception into awakened vision. Such clarity creates the understanding that we are always, consciously or unconsciously, choosing and co-creating our existence.

Most people tend to live their lives as though sleepwalking through a fog bank. They grope for direction and meaning while frequently and painfully stubbing their toes on the potholes of life’s dramas. Life appears to happen randomly, and from these beliefs, it is easy to see ourselves as the victim of circumstance. As a result, one tends to live their life in a state of reaction rather than response. Life from this perspective can, at times, seem like a constant barrage of painful experiences, each of which seemingly validates that we are not in control of our own destiny. It becomes easy to imagine unforeseen forces that plot against the joy we most want…

Healing the Record of Our Soul’s DNA

Like a musical note seeking union with the harmony of itself, the soul returns to human form, to earth, in order to heal and integrate into a more perfect remembrance of the divinity of love it already is. The soul, on this plane of reality, innocently expresses itself through the lens of the body’s DNA. This crystalline prism holds the harmonic records of our soul’s evolutionary journey toward enlightenment.

All thoughts, loving or fearful, are recorded onto this record. In Sanskrit, the oldest recorded language, the Hindus refer to this as the akashic records. Imagine the akashic records if you will, as your soul’s cosmic cloud memory. Each and every thought and experience is recorded and becomes imprinted onto our DNA. As our thoughts advance towards greater love so does the DNA helix, back and forth, in reflection of this awareness. The greater our consciousness of love, the more direct and clear we receive and transmit in alignment with the divine…

 

Enlightenment, Duality and the Sword of Truth

In almost all legendary stories of kings, knights and that of Joan of Arc, the sword plays the role of a great tool in the defense of truth and the conquering of enemies. It is interesting to note that the word “enemy” means “not friend.” In certain stories, like that of King Arthur, his famed sword Excalibur was known for its special powers. The word “Excalibur” means to “cut steel.”

All swords are formed in the process called casting. This process consists of taking ore, rocks that contain the raw minerals of metal, then placing them in a forge to be heated so that the minerals liquefy and become separated from the rock. Once the metal minerals are liquefied, they can then be poured into a mold. A mold is a hollow cavity, a vessel that is shaped to hold the design of an expressed creative intent — in this case, the shape of a sword…

 

Mindfulness and the Monkey Mind

Our minds are abuzz with thousands of thoughts each day, all of which compete for our attention and a corollary action. The Buddhists call this untrained mind of buzzing thoughts the Monkey Mind.

The Monkey Mind, the ego mind, constantly flickers between conscious thoughts of love and unconscious thoughts of fear. This non-focused flickering is an intentional tool of the ego used to perpetuate confusion, attachments to duality and a resulting state of suffering. The ego’s life depends on a consciousness of confusion, for with stillness and peace comes enlightenment and a death to the fearful attachments of our ego mind. Here, in this peace, only love exists…

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Success and Leaps of Faith (1 0f 2)

Each step of our life’s journey, whether we are aware of it or not, is a series of leaps of faith. Certain moments of our life, seemingly dramatic in nature, serve to punctuate and mark major turning points that define who we believe we are, what we have accomplished, relationships of meaning and opportunities that lead to a particular experience.

We are always guided. Some pay close attention to the clues that help us to discern which paths we take, that most serve our highest learning and greatest good. Others give occasion to such awareness, and as a result, happiness and life’s successes seem hit or miss and chance-like. Still, others appear to live in a state of sleepwalking, their lives are filled with dramatic experiences, a roller coaster of great emotional pain and suffering.

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Success and Leaps of Faith (2 of 2)

In the film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” the actor Harrison Ford, who plays the role of Indiana Jones (Indie), leads a team of fellow adventurers and archeologists to find the Holy Grail. They are in a race to find it before the Nazis do. The Germans get to the secret hiding place first and begin their search of a special passage within the cave, which leads to the Grail. Indie and his team hide carefully and watch from above. Unable to interpret the spiritual meaning and symbolism of the ancient map, which leads to the Grail, one German soldier after another literally loses their head as they enter the cave’s special tunnel. Suddenly, one of Indie’s team members accidentally dislodges a stone, which rolls down to the Germans below and reveals their hiding place above. Unarmed, Indie and company are captured and brought down to the German commander.

Once there, the German commander demands that Indie retrieve the Grail. Having just watched one German after another die after entering the special passage, Indie refuses. Immediately, the German commander turns his gun to Indie’s father, played by Sean Connery, and shoots him in the stomach. The German commander now says to Indie: “it’s your choice: Either your father drinks from the Grail and lives, or does not and dies.” Indie has no choice. He is forced to take the Hero’s journey.

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Social Commentary

The Village and the Box (Chapter 1 of 3)

“Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed before the Luminosity, a group of proclaimed elite, whom thought themselves better and of right, to receive the incantations through which the boxes cast spells and brought theVillagers to slumber.

The magicians and Luminosity referred to these prescribed spells as the “protocols.” Villagers were affectionately referred to by the elite and magicians as “the Idiots.” Each protocol had the power to control feelings and thoughts. Thus knew the Luminosity, would Villagers’ actions soon follow of their bidding.

Not all in the village fell under the spell. The Adventurers, as they were called, followed the Within-voice and found little interest in which that of the Box did speak. Later, we will learn of their courage and great mission…… (continued)

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The Village and the Box (Chapter 2 of 3)

… Of child games did the protocols of the Box did make, violence and horrors of which had not been seen. Asleep was the wisdom of the Guardian-elders. With spite did the people of young age now play. In sorrow, the plague of Low-thought swept thus through the heart of the young, for wisdom they saw not, did thus the games make.

Food treats once reserved for special occasions now found prominence through the Box as the ordinary of meals. Drink of Great-sweet did favor the youth. Time was of haste and food was so too. Little of the Life-spark did it provide. Elders bothered not to act of the Wise-counsel. Villagers grew tired with more quickness and rarely walked from one place to another. Clothing grew larger as health seemed less so. Potions, said the box, would bring here a cure. Soon the memory of Self-healing faded away and food of the Life-spark was no more. … (continued)

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The Village and the Box (Chapter 3 of 3)

… The growers of the villages who once graced all food, found excitement through the Box, which made promise of ever greater bounties. Magical seeds offered through the potions were told to grow with haste, hold more light and yield great talent. Soon after, all growers who took heed found their soil with disease and plants of barren seeds which would grow no more. Small Flying-natures, which once brought blossom to the land now flew in confusion, worked not and found death on the ground. Food that once brought spark to the eye and lean to the health, now gave great suffering for which only potions could give cure. Gone were the days of Self-healing. The Potions of the Box now told of health through new ways.

…From these new ways, learned the Villagers, there came a new fear called “Concerns.” Troubling, as was the distress, the Concerns lingered on and made distrust of the self. The young fell quick to this ailment as did many elders. Many whom took part in the potion of cure seemed to weaken.

On rare occasions Villagers called Adventurers, would leave the familiar in search of the Greater-meaning they felt from within and that of which they knew, the Box spoke not there of. The further they traveled from the village and the Box, the greater the peace and stillness was true to them.

Distress ever present, had now faded. Concerns were no more. “Rays of the joyous light” returned to their eyes. The Adventures felt a new wonderment about life and a great reverence for all that connected it. They rejoiced in this deep knowing and felt haste to awaken fellow Villagers whom they now knew, were of-the-Forgetting…(continued)

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Political Commentary

The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (1 of 3)

Once upon a time I was proud to be an American. Now, at the age of 55, I find myself deeply embarrassed to call myself one. The values we once stood for as a country: honor, justice, democracy and freedom, those which I grew up with believing were the sacred hallmark of our great nation, now gag in my throat. Where has it all gone wrong?

“When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When people fear the government there is tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

During WWII, our country was called to arms by our allies in Europe, who surely would have fallen to the dictatorship of Hitler, had we not stepped in and sacrificed the precious lives of hundreds of thousands of American soldiers in the name of freedom. Most are not aware nor have the courageous to know of the sinister strings that were pulled to orchestrate this War, and all others, from the 5th dimensional chest board play of a certain few. This however, is another story and one for another time. … (continued)

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The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (2 of 3)

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” — Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda (1933-1945)

Times, though, had changed. Teens with short hair, once eager to fight enemies, now had long hair and protested the war. Musical prophets of the time had intuited a missing integrity to the sound of the bell of freedom and more importantly were calling rebelliously for love and peace, the other way. Young people had united to question conformity, the establishment and most importantly the motives of the guiding political institutions which seemed to be (and still are) in the financial back-pockets of major corporations.

“When one with honeyed words but evil mind Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” — Euripides, Orestes … (continued)

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The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (3 of 3)

“The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. It is no good to cry out after you are hurt; especially after you are mortally hurt. People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. it is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists.” — G.K. Chesterton

The Orwellian future, we were again forewarned of, had come to pass and with it our freedoms were justifiably reasoned away from us, one by one. Through the media and our government’s posturing of itself as the higher authority, we had been successfully programmed into a faithful and subservient condition which left us cowardly impotent ask basic questions about the integrity of information we were being told our military was acting on. Why, we naively thought, would anyone lie to us about there being bad people, boogie men and terrorists? Clearly, based on the values we felt our country stood for, we would only go to war with another country if we had first exhausted all other options, right? Our desire to feel safe and be able to trust the wiser and greater of power seemed backed by assurances that they knew who and where the bad people were, and that they had them under dutiful control. It was OK, we thought, to go on about our normal life and pursue the American Dream.

“A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.” — Aldous Huxley … (continued)

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