What is Enlightenment?

Don’ t get stuck on the words, they are very inept. They are just symbols of symbols twice removed from reality. They can only take you into the experience which seems ultra personal. Once one has had the experience he will laugh at the words and their incompetence.  

It is through Grace that we enlighten. The ego cannot transcend itself. The eye cannot see itself. The Who-man cannot tell Heaven from Hell, Truth from falsity or see that pleasure and pain are two sides of the same coin: without help.

Keep your wicks lit!

Why would you want to keep your wicks lit? We all have potential that is in each of us. By being in high expectation, being grateful, being present this potential may be fulfilled. By knowing that one is in a state of Grace and holding that thought it may be fulfilled you see.  

Why would anyone seek enlightenment. Freedom is one of many reasons. What is freedom? To be released from fear. Be of good cheer I have overcome the world – Jesus said. Be not conformed to the world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind – St. Paul wrote. Freedom is to be released from the chains that binds one. Just think about what it might feel like to neither need nor want anything in this world, to be free of the desire of wanting. If one wants, needs or desires nothing of this world what could be taken from him. Fear is only the fear of loss itself.

When the desire of the things of this world are removed from your consciousness the energy of the mind turns to Love and the Bliss of the Divine.  There is that innate  within you that Loves the divine. That which you seek is causing you to seek. This entity that one makes sometimes referred to the ego has been so overlearned over the great eons of time now transferred to you by your DNA (so to speak) that it is impossible to overcome without the help of the Divine. The fear must be walked through while holding the hand of your guide. A guide can only lead and it will be up to you to follow, this takes courage. And so a deep respect should be acknowledged for every Human Being. For thee oh God do I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.  

 Make the jump! What are you attached to? Sex, money, chemicals, routine, gambling. These things must be raised up to the light of consciousness and transcended. This is Freedom and a level of enlightenment. The essence of Joy is the removal of the blocks to the awareness of loves presence. It is always there just as the Sun is always there, it never left anyone. The veil of ugliness has filtered out the Sun just as the clouds in the sky filter the sunlight. The Son remains.

The Field contains all power, is not limited by space and time and is completely changeless. All things happen by the infinite power of the field. Creation is continuous and effortless.

The Tao does nothing and leaves nothing undone. – Lao Tzu

It is so powerful that if  a thought is held it becomes manifest. Otherwise noone would ever become enlightened. Do not seek outside yourself for there is nothing there. Hold the thought of Peace-Love-Joy in your mind and it will become manifest. When you want only Love you will see only Love, you see. The world will quickly show you what you want because it tis a mirror. Private thoughts do not exist. One radiates out everything in his mind and that is entangled with the world. Create a New Heaven and a New Earth by holding the thoughts of peace. You have peace and take it with you wherever you go spreading it like a ripple on the water across the world.  

How will this world end? It will end in peace because it is a place of war. It will end in laughter because it is a place of pain. This is one’s function -to turn Hell into Heaven. Why? Because His will be done!

Bears

From Alabama to Vancouver and Austin to Wisconsin:

It’s a fascinating world ” out there”. But it’s not “out there” at all is it? At least in some sense we only do battle within our own mind.

I caught this Lasar Beam sucking up Earthlings
I’m somewhere out in Yellowstone  walking along a trail, I was giggling to myself and here’s why. A few weeks ago I met up with my daughter and a friend of hers. This friend lives in a remote part of Oregon by himself. While asking about this lifestyle he mentioned being afraid of Bears. I recall thinking this humorous at the time.

Over the last week I noticed on the local news that a hiker with some thirty years of experience while out in the Forest was completely eaten and of course killed. Interestingly several people had taken interest to discern all of the things he had incorrectly done for example; he was standing near a berry patch, was hiking by himself, etc.

Another Bear attack occurred on the front porch of a Indian mans home. There he was on TV in the Hospital with his face and arms stitched back together.
And so now on to where I am, out in the woods with no Bear spray in which I was highly advised to carry. One man I passed had little jingle bells tied to his pack to alert the Bears. I must inform you that I haven’t seen anyone in some hours. The fear of Bears is not so funny now. This word ” perpetuity popped into my head. Now I’m not sure what that means and no, I’m not looking it up. I like to assign my own definition to words. It must mean something to the effect of perpetuating the memory of someone. Oh well,  not such a bad way to go I suppose. The thing is I can’t see for all these God Blessed flowers and rocks. He must be waiting right around this corner.

My friend Chris from Pheonix, AZ asked me yesterday “what have you been doing all day for 17 months”. Well I have to do laundry , I replied, cook, take a shower, clean and maintain my Motorhome, shop for food,  (I don’t do any of that). The truth is I play my Guitar and get lost on back roads listening to Bob Dylan and Neil Young as well as walk these trails. Most of all I like to meet people. I have new friends all over the country. I like to hear thier story’s.

I was a long time coming, I’ll be a long time gone.      – Bob – Dylan

I can’t describe the excitement of being out in some incredibly remote place, by yourself, sitting out by the fire. And so I say this only to encourage another.


Alex in Wonderland

I was born free, and that I might live in freedom I chose the solitude of the fields; in the Cathedrals of trees of the mountains I find society, the clear waters of the brooks are my mirrors, and to the trees and the waters I make known my thoughts and charms.

-Don Quixote of La Mancha

As far as perpetuity goes, I heard that Joe Cocker died. I remember this song of his. I was going to say it’s corny, but I’ve always been.

Who knows what tomorrow brings

In a world few hearts survive

All I know is the way I feel

When it’s real, I keep it alive
The road is long

There are mountains in our way

But we climb a step every day
Love lift us up where we belong

Where the eagles cry

On a mountain high

Love lift us up where we belong

Far from the world below

Up where the clear winds blow
Some hang on to used to be

Live their lives looking behind

All we have is here and now

All our lives, out there to find
The road is long

There are mountains in our way

But we climb a step every day
Love lift us up where we belong

Where the eagles cry

On a mountain high

Love lift us up where we belong

Far from the world we know

Where the clear winds blow
Time goes by

No time to cry

Life’s you and I

Alive today

Love lift us up where we belong

Where the eagles cry

On a mountain high

Love lift us up where we belong

Far from the world we know

Where the clear winds blow

Love lift us up where we belong
And so may the Love, Light and Wisdom of the Divine lift you up Now.

jellystone Rational

  
 

These two images are equal, nuteral and the same.

What is the only possible factor that could make them different?

Therefore: Seek not to change your world but to change your mind about it and the world changes with it.

When out on the trails, observance of “signs” becomes part of the walk. By the droppings or scat that falls out of the entrails of animals or different paw prints and scrapings/rubbings one can, allow an area to inform him. I walk a lot of trails. At times there are fellow travelers including parents and offspring. Among the chatter I hear frequently from both partiesthings like; where are we going next or what are we going to do when…..and we should have done that yesterday, the adults then attempt to answer in various ways. Indeed I have been involved in such retorts myself over the years. 

We all want to know what’s next, how does the story end. As I was growing up and watching or reading all of the tales, frequently the ending was ” and they lived happily ever after. Immediately I would ask, what happened next, what does that mean -happily……I wanted to know what was next then as well as today. I listen closely in the cities as well, I hear a rapid fire of opinions. A constant bombardment of thoughts, always in association with that individual consciousness. It’s always an opinion about a person, place or thing and often negative. Again it’s what’s next or shoulda-woulda- coulda.Even when completely out of breath on the trail, this in no way curtails him from launching hand grenades of opinions about things apparently outside of him. Sometimes I watch and wonder if they noticed anything while on the trail.  

One must look very closely for the now in order to see or notice it with the minds eye. We might say it takes a lot of practice to enter the now. 

Most of us live in some other time than now, believe we are in association with objects in the world; And have thoughts and opinions about them. 

I notice that there are no nuteral thoughts. They always appear to take one side or the other. Most people seem to be very enamored and confident in thier thoughts and enjoy verbalizing them. We find comfort, safety and familiarity in our mental positions. I once heard that we have 60,000 conscious thoughts each day. However they are the same 60,000 thoughts each day. 

A thought never leaves its source

It seems that we live in a bubble of only our own thoughts about things. These thoughts do not mean anything. Why? Because I have given everything I see, hear and think all the meaning it has for me. Our minds are filled only with our un-nuteral thoughts about things. They have nothing to do with reality. We are only a big bag of thoughts most often in association with the past or future and objects outside of us.

These thoughts are all the same- totally meaningless in the larger context. Where do they come from? They seem to arise from nowhere, just like the Big Bang boom. I hear and use the word “consciousness”, but what is it.

In sitting in meditation these thoughts just come out of nothing. Watch that nano-second before the thought, look there. 

This so called prized consciousness of the Eartling is insidious. A body appears to be born into a world, is given a name and starts collecting mental positions  or ” thought forms” as if constructing a entity from scratch.  Then once complete, reaching maturity, it then defends these positions. ” It” appears to only represent a tiny fragment of the whole.  

How might you define “whole mind”? Could, might it entail a mind which is totally abstract or free, with no mental constructs or positions to defend? This mind would be free to think abstractly and unlimited would it not. There is no good or bad, wright or wrong, pleasure or pain, just abstract mind.

If a stream babbles in the Forest does it make a sound? No just vibrations that must be picked up with a hearing component. If no mechanism is present – no sound. Some body must must be present to pick it up, then that body sends that signal to the brain; then does the brain label it a previously identified sound of a stream, or brook or river etc. it is re-cognized.

This free mind we spoke of; it would be like a child hearing it for the first time. It doesn’t tell it what it is, it ask it what it is. It has no re-cognition.

Jesus: Know you not Nicodemus, you must be born again.

Nicodemus: How can I crawl back into my Mothers womb?

Jesus: What is born of water is water, what is born of Spirit is Spirit.

What is born in flesh is brain, what is born in spirit is abstract Mind.

Free the Spirit/mind by letting go of mental positions and constructs. All of them. One illusion is all illusions. Total abstraction. By not defining anything it is free to be what it is. In Nirvana or Heaven there are no beliefs or mental constructs. Choice is conflict. In Nirvana there is nothing to decide between and no comparisons. All comparisons are laid down beside the truth.

Forget this world, everything you think you know and come with Holy empty arms into God.

Perception is consistent, it shows us what we want to see

Enter the world of intention. A popular topic for a Pop world. Used to manifest “things” in which the limited perceptual being believes will make him happy. One looks around and sees the world hold up its idols; look you can become what they have achieved. Super Heroes or even Super Villans with multiple large homes, girls, Aircraft etc. this is fine, to each his own. Each is on his own path. One might point out that what these “things” are meant to bring they cannot. The essence of what they are designed to bring comes from within and not without. Seek not outside yourself for you will weep each time an idol falls.

If perception is consistent why not desire the essence itself thereby bypassing the collection of things in form. A shortcut, a celestial speed up seems like a real time saving and painless path. Decide on the essence of what you desire and hold that in your mind. It’s free, painless and most importantly- available Now.

Truth from Falshity

Nothing real can be threatened, 

Nothing unreal exist.

When one is fearful he is non- existant. When one is fearful he is the fear.  

The opposite of Love would be what? Hatred, envy, jealousy, greed, defense and an entire book of other words we as Who-mans have derived to define what- an illusion. All of these words may be simply re-defined as fear. If one holds hatred is he not fearful, if he is envious or jealous is he not afraid of not getting. Greed itself is just another form of fear. Truth needs no defense. Love needs no defense. Any investment in thought which leads to a feeling or belief of anything other than Love is a block or veil across the face of Love. Simple but incredibly difficult to execute. Why? Conditioning and learning of worldly ways, believing that life is a struggle. All the ideas that support the erroneous conclusion that one is sustained by something other than Love. One believes that he is the body, his thoughts, feelings, his past memory associations and this life. The circumstances that make up our current surface situations are mind made. We think in pictures and this is why we give reality to them. In this perfect loving instant none of these things exist. There are no problems- none! Yoga means to Yoke or union with the ever present – I AM. I am that I am and so are you, anything more or less is false. This is the simplicity of Salvation or Peace.

Are all images the same?

I would like to invite you to look at this video twice. As you see the images pay close attention to how they make you feel. If you could change any of the images, what would you change. If you could go inside the image and do something what would it be.

What might these images be trying to tell you? Watch it again.

Can you see that every image that you will ever see is the same. How could this be so? This is an effort to transcend our limitations. This is not for someone who is satisfied with the status quo. Although there is certainly many redeeming qualities about that state and indeed this is what I aim at: total contentment in knowing what is real and what is false.

The only difference in the images is what? Us, me, you, and this is the issue. This is the Who-man condition. The false mind made self is just a bag of memories contained in an empty storehouse with the door flung open. Lets free those memories so we can see anew.

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We can only see one picture of the world. Either we choose the one we have been conditioned to see from our past or the one that is real and may only be seen with the loss of that conditioning. I assure you it is twinkling and shiny and is real in contrast to the one most of us see now. This is enlightenment. To see “what is” and not what one is conditioned to see by age old thoughts, values and beliefs.

What does this new world look like. Well you will have to see for yourself, but first the beliefs must be undone. What kind of beliefs am I talking about exactly.  Only one thing needs to be changed and that’s everything. One can do that right now, simply drop all conditioning. It’s very hard and for most of us it could take the rest of this life. It’s all about devotion.

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What do you believe keeps you alive? Try to stop breathing! Nature will win every time. What is beating your heart? Do you believe that the money you make and the food you eat does that. Does your education provide for your aliveness. Do you believe that you are separate from others, that there are object outside of you. Do you believe that only what you see is real, turn on your wireless device. These are things I have struggled with and can be very difficult to undo. This overlearned conditioning of the world was taught to you by you. And we all had a bad teacher, which is our false mind made self, that old devil the ego.

image1The issue is perception itself. what the eyes and ears tell us is that the images are all different. The sounds we hear all have different meanings. The different vocal utterances and vibrations against our vocal chords strung together, called words can actually have real meaning. They can be pointers but only that. The short parable that says: if I point to the Moon and you look only at my finger, you will never see the Moon, makes this point. We are born into this world from Heaven itself with all these new toys which are only distractions. I’m not saying to stop hearing and seeing. On the contrary we will use the mind to overcome the mind. I should say that much help will be needed and given if you are truly willing to ask and mean it.

We are here to remove all of the things that keep us from the Love, Peace and Joy that is within us and can never leave us. There is nothing but this to accomplish, nothing further to learn but much to unlearn, nothing to attain but only to realize what has always been present. All images are the same! A trick of perception which is only our own invention.

What practically can one do right now (the only time there ever is). Our conditioned mind has fragmented the world we see into what Lao Tzu called in Tao Te Ching the world of ten-thousand things . If we are to reverse this apparent cause then simplification is the order of the day. Simply do this: notice that everything that happens is either a call for Love or a request for Love. 

A Pear tree grows from the seed of a Pear,

An Apple tree from a Apple seed,

A Christ from a christ seed.

What is real is eternal and comes from the eternal, so where does all of this hatred, jealousy, envy, dis-ease, death and greed come from, it must have a source and it does. That part of you that you developed and learned and must undo.

You are the seed of the Christ mind, allow the reversal to take you back to what you came from.

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This is not a self improvement course. When I find my books in the Library I want to find them in the “Return to Reality” section.

Suggested movies: Powder, The Terminal, The Intouchables, Boyhood, The Giver, About Time, Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind, One day on Earth

Music takes us out of the linear sequential dimension: Amarantine, Both Sides Now, Right Now, Come sail away, The grand illusion, Free Will, Evenstar

Well, I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, tell where are you going?
This he told me

Said, I’m going down to Yasgur’s Farm
Gonna join in a rock and roll band
Got to get back to the land and set my soul free

We are stardust, we are golden
We are billion year old carbon
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden

Well, then can I walk beside you?
I have come to lose the smog
And I feel myself a cog in somethin’ turning
And maybe it’s the time of year

But then maybe it’s the time of man
And I don’t know who I am
But life is for learning

We are stardust, we are golden
We are billion year old carbon
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden

We are stardust, we are golden
We are billion year old carbon
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden

By the time we got to Woodstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere was a song and a celebration
And I dreamed I saw the bomber jet planes

Riding shotgun in the sky
Turning into butterflies
Above our nation

We are stardust, we are golden
We are caught in the devils bargain
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden

Read more: Crosby Stills Nash – Woodstock Lyrics | MetroLyrics

One Mind, One Field

This is a dimension, domain or portal of; throw a thought out there and then go find it. Projection makes perception. What you think about you bring about. Whatever you ask for believe that he have received it and it is yours. Whatever a man can conceive and believe he can achieve. Seek and he shall find. Knock And the door shall be opened. As above so below. As without so within. Decide what you want and go find it. 

Now the interesting thing is everyone wants to know why, how does this work and so forth. Isn’t that funny. It works, it’s the law of the Unified Field, it’s a mirror, it reflects back to you what you hold in your mind. One might call it desire. But my point here today as I teach myself is; what is it I ultimately want. 

I knew a woman once, she wanted a home on a cliff overlooking the Ocean. What does the home represent to you, I inquired. Stability, she replied, wealth and security. I asked, why on a cliff? She stated that the expansive view represented vision and wisdom. Finally I asked about the Ocean, why  there? The depth of the Ocean represented Peace and tranquility. I thought this entire idea was charming and insightful. We both pondered these thoughts together. Finally I asked, can you picture yourself there now, smell the Ocean, feel the salt on your tongue and face, see the  beautiful colors in the Sunset sky, hear the waves- can you feel it. She paused for a long while, closed her eyes and started to smile. Yes I can, she said.

 

Then it was my turn. I could smell the grass, hear the Gulls, feel the breeze, listen to the waves crash on the rocks. I asked, does it really matter if we ever go there, for when we get there we could imagine being somewhere else.

What if our Imagination were God. The passion of creative mind. I’m not saying I make God, I’m saying it is His gift to us. What if imagination (God) in action is Christ. In this dimension you/I am the Jesus character. The Unifield field is the Spirit. Our Imagination in action acting with the Field is Creation- astonishing. 

I believe that we have so many thoughts per day ( 60,000) that at times we don’t see any results, because our thoughts are so fragmented. Hold one thought for as long as it takes to manifest and see what occurs. This takes tremendous dicipline. 

Beyond all this I have heard many a tale of Who-mans that have climbed the dream latter only to realize it was leaning against the wrong wall. Underneath all of the wishes of my friend with the home on the cliff, what was she really seeking. Wisdom, security, stability, wealth. Boil all these emotions, thoughts and ideas down and only two remain – Love and fear. Fear is an illusion. Love remains and the atrributes are peace, love and Joy. We all seek this and this only. 

Ultimately it is our thoughts alone, whether by use of imagination or memory that can realign us with the Love that is not of this world. 

Happiness, Peace and Joy are free and now because they are a state of mind where the Garden of your mind is weeded of all thoughts that do not serve Joy and Peace.

You probably already knew all this. And so the Earthling walks back out into the world, forgets all this as he busy’s himself with all the things of Man. Searching to find his way home to the Garden he never left though he does not recognize it for all of the weeds of thought about form and matter.  

I hear your voice on the wind

And I hear you call out my name

‘Listen my child’, you say to me

‘I am the voice of your history

Be not afraid, come follow me

Answer my call and I’ll set you free’

I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain

I am the voice of your hunger and pain

I am the voice that always is calling you

I am the voice, I will remain

‘Listen my child’, you say to me

‘I am the voice of your history

Be not afraid, come follow me

Answer my call and I’ll set you free’

I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain

I am the voice of your hunger and pain

I am the voice that always is calling you

I am the voice, I will remain

I am the voice in the fields when the summer’s gone

The dance of the leaves when the autumn winds blow

Ne’er do I sleep throughout all the cold winter long

I am the force that in springtime will grow

I am the voice of the past that will always be

Filled with my sorrow and blood in my fields

I am the voice of the future

Bring me your peace

Bring me your peace and my wounds, they will heal

I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain

I am the voice of your hunger and pain

I am the voice that always is calling you

I am the voice

Celtic Woman – The Voice Lyrics