Love & Fear, never the twain shall meet

First, sign your name as you usually do, on the line below (or grab an extra piece of paper for this), and date it:

Signed, _____________________________

(Dated: _____________)

Look at your signature, and try to get in touch with your sense of whose name that is. What concept of that person are you holding as you sign the signature? Is it not a separate person? A person with a particular history? And a special station or place in the world? With special attributes?

Isn’t this self trying to make its way through a perilous world? Isn’t that why you sign your name to things? To protect yourself from something? Or to procure some needed thing for this endangered self? If, for instance, you sign a legal document, are you not often afraid of what it may bring into your life, even while you are hoping it will protect you in other ways? In short, isn’t the identity signified by your name filled with fear? What else would a separate self trying to make its way through a perilous world be filled with?

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Therefore, sign your name again, and this time sign it simply as “Fear.”

Signed, _____________________________

(Dated: _____________)

Once you sign it, try to see this signature and the first one as the same. Look back and forth between the first and second signatures and try to let them blend into one. Try to realize that when you sign your name in everyday life, you are signing “Fear.” You are saying, “This self who is separate from The Source, vulnerable, and beset by the dangers of a perilous world.” Regardless of the specific words you write, the content of what you are writing is fear.

Now sign your name one more time. This time sign it as “Love.”

Signed, ____________________________

(Dated: ______________)

As you sign it, try to really mean it. Don’t think of it as a given name like “Joy,” which doesn’t mean much. Think of it as a statement that you really are love. Love is your nature. You are not a being who can love, who can love at times and hate at other times, whose love is partial, selective, and intermittent. You are love. Love is your nature. You are a segment of Love Itself. In your true nature, you are incapable of any anger, any hatred, even any neutrality. Being love, all you can do is love.

Realize that this is not an aspiration of what you want to be. This is who you are now, beneath all appearances. You are love, a segment of God’s Love, merely dreaming that you are a separate being filled with fear. You are love masquerading as something else.

Look at this final signature and try to identify with it. Think to yourself, “That’s me. That’s who I am.” Does that make you see yourself differently? What feelings does it evoke?

“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists, herein lies the peace of God”

How often do I realize that I am afraid of love? We are afraid of love far more frequently than we realize. Use  this thought as a suggested mental response whenever we notice our egos acting up: “I must be afraid of love again.” There is a sense in which we could say that the ego is the fear of love. It is a mental stance that rejects Love as our Source, that rejects Love as our Self, and that refuses to recognize Love in everyone and everything around us. When we look at it in this way, it begins to be more understandable that if we could simply realize this one thing-not to be afraid of love-the salvation of the world would be accomplished.

Fear of love is insane on the face of it. Of all the things we might be reasonably afraid of, love is not one of them. A famous old-time Christian evangelist, Charles Grandison Finney (famous in the 1800s), once wrote that “Love is the eternal will to all goodness.” To be afraid of that which eternally wills only our good is truly insane. So to accept today’s idea is “the decision not to be insane”

 

The Transition

 

Few will understand this. Even fewer will care to. Sea La Vie. I like to spell it “Sea” Just because I love the C. Smile and wave while your at the Sea and you might find the son. Words I strongly dislike are:

Slacks – what in the hell, who came up with that – nasty. Trousers and breeches – dungaree’s?

Meal as in , lets sit down and have a nice “meal”. So trite I just can’t stand it.

Top, as in lets go shop for a top. Dreadful!

Meat as in lets have some meat with our meal. I don’t visualize myself as having mastered the english language but I think we can do better than meat. But who cares what I think, Im not sure I even care what I think.

This is where I transition into my new Video and song, written a directed by “me”. Not a very graceful segway. Hey did you see the new seaways. Click on the ad below and i’ll make .30 cents. And yes that’s how fity-cent did “It”.

You know what, I’d rather see this

 

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Focal Point -Focus Like A Laser Beam!

“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”

–Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

 

Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect. However I like to focus on progress and not perfection. How do we make progress in the art of concentration and learn to focus like a laser beam. I’ve been fortunate enough to learn from many masters the different techniques to bring the monkey mind under control. What is the monkey mind? The monkey mind is what most of us deal with on a daily basis. We find thoughts arising that have no beneficial outcome and in many cases are detrimental. Any person that is honest with themselves in taking a look at the thoughts arising will agree that many are not going to bring about enlightening creations into the world. With this in mind what are some techniques one might practice

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Breathing. Now most if not all have encountered a guru instructing the student to come into the now or the Yoga instructor directing the viewer to breathe. The reason this is cliché is because it is one of the most effective methods for learning to focus like a laser beam. A common method is to count to 5 while breathing in through the nose. Hold the breath for a count of 5 and then breath out for the same count. The beneficial results of learning how to do this are so numerous I don’t know where to begin – so I won’t – give it a try or not. I believe with practice you will enjoy some great benefits.

Tis better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles on the field. No one can take it from you, not angels nor demons, not heaven or hell.     -Da Buddha

 

If you happen to give this a try, notice how the mind wanders. I need to do the laundry. I think I have to pee. I have to remember to put the garbage out. I cannot believe that car alarm is still going off. I wonder if I left the dog in the dryer. You will see how difficult it is to direct your mind only to breathing.  We need to think about what we are thinking about, and if it’s not beneficial than we should learn how to redirect our mind. Existential detectives and redirectors. If we are not in control of our thoughts then this is a serious problem. Stress, envy, jealousy, health problems and depression stem from the inability to focus on what brings peace, love and joy. Thought alone is the source of all sadness, depression and also happiness and peace. This is heaven or hell- you get to decide. The world is completly neutral.

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The quality of your life is truly derived from the thoughts you think, change your thoughts, change your life. And so changing your thoughts- just like rebooting a computer is a concious decison that requires one to focus like a laser beam. Who is the instrument, the music and whom is playing it?  

To reiterate, consider taking 15 minutes first thing in the morning and the last thing at night to focus on your breathing. This helps train the mind. A undisciplined mind can accomplish nothing. A disciplined mind can accomplish anything.

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A Painting I just finished on wood panel. Lets call it “Pain in the neck”

 

Perfect Synchronicity

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When our Love of life matches the unified fields love for life, we are in perfect synchronicity.

The field is programmed to respond to this Love of Life. How do we get there? By unlearning, by removing the blocks to the awareness of our natural state. The clouds at times block the sun, however if we were flying above the clouds we would see that the clouds are a mere smokescreen that cannot even support a penny. Our blocks are imaginings, built on mental constructs of our conditioned learning in this world. How do we remove the blocks?

When a young elephant was being weaned from nursing the mother,  Circus workers would tie its foot to a stake to keep it from escaping. Try as hard as he could, he could not free himself. As the elephant grew to twelve feet high and two tons, he no longer attempted escape, believing it was hopeless he was restrained by an even smaller rope and stake. Not recognizing his great power due to conditioned behavior, completely based in the past. And so it is with us. The body is a prison for the soul. Like the elephant if we cannot see our imprisonment to conditioned response’s, we will never plan our escape, well be stuck forever tied to a tiny stake on a tiny planet.

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The only question then we must ask ourselves is: What am I conditioned to?

The mind is the brain in action. The brain contains neurons which connect and form pathways of thought. Neurons that fire together wire together. Our conditioned response is controlled by the pathways our neurons fire on. One of the greatest gift of the earthling is the ability to alter these pathways. The ability to be conscious of what we are thinking about is innate and highly developed in humans. In the genetic code of the DNA lies our ability to fight all kinds of dis-eases. That’s right, because our ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago was able to defeat a dis-ease, we now in this day and age can also.  If the point of evolution is to evolve – lets get to it and do our part. If we always do what we’ve always done we will always get what we’ve always got! If one wakes up in the morning and wanders into the bathroom to pee and brush the teeth, then go and make the coffee, get in the car and drive the same route to work……. See what I mean- nothing changes.

Our Personality will never change until we change our personal-reality.                                – Dr. Joe Dispensa

If our conditioned response is creating our reality and with the acknowledgment that we can change our personal reality it must inevitably all boil down to the thoughts that we think! With the correct thought we may bring about a Love of Life that will allow us to experience “Perfect Synchronicity”.

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One Problem – One Solution

A problem cannot be solved if you do not know what it is. Even if it is really solved already you will still have the problem, because you will not recognize that it has been solved. This is the situation of the world. The problem of separation, which is really the only problem, has already been solved. Yet the solution is not recognized because the problem is not recognized.

Everyone in this world seems to have his own special problems. landscapes-nature-trees-flowers-forest-leaves-mushrooms-fantasy-art-magic-statues-digital-art-drawin_www-artwallpaperhi-com_81Yet they are all the same, and must be recognized as one if the one solution that solves them all is to be accepted. Who can see that a problem has been solved if he thinks the problem is something else? Even if he is given the answer, he cannot see its relevance.

That is the position in which you find yourself now. You have the answer, but you are still uncertain about what the problem is. A long series of different problems seems to confront you, and as one is settled the next one and the next arise. There seems to be no end to them. There is no time in which you feel completely free of problems and at peace.

The temptation to regard problems as many is the temptation to keep the problem of separation unsolved. The world seems to present you with a vast number of problems, each requiring a different answer. This perception places you in a position in which your problem solving must be inadequate, and failure is inevitable.

No one could solve all the problems the world appears to hold. They seem to be on so many levels, in such varying forms and with such varied content, that they confront you with an impossible situation. Dismay and depression are inevitable as you regard them. Some spring up unexpectedly, just as you think you have resolved the previous ones. Others remain unsolved under a cloud of denial, and rise to haunt you from time to time, only to be hidden again but still unsolved.

goodwp-com_31912All this complexity is but a desperate attempt not to recognize the problem, and therefore not to let it be resolved. If you could recognize that your only problem is separation, no matter what form it takes, you could accept the answer because you would see its relevance. Perceiving the underlying constancy in all the problems that seem to confront you, you would understand that you have the means to solve them all. And you would use the means, because you recognize the problem.

This idea will be successful to the extent to which you do not insist on defining the problem. Perhaps you will not succeed in letting all your preconceived notions go, but that is not necessary. All that is necessary is to entertain some doubt about the reality of your version of what your problems are. You are trying to recognize that you have been given the answer by recognizing the problem, so that the problem and the answer can be brought together and you can be at peace.      -ACIM Lesson 79

What do you believe your problems are? If you can short circuit the belief that you have a series of problems that need solving, then you might catch a glimpse of peace today. Tell yourself today that you do not have any problems, they have already been solved. img_0381

There are so many ways to look at this issue of stress, problems and dissatisfaction. Our lives in this world are as short as the shadow of a passing cloud, the mist from a spray bottle, a fast runner. twenty-five thousand people die each hour. Twenty-five thousand six hundred are born each hour. This seeming world is nothing more than a round flowering field. New flowers are popping up as old ones wilt. If we can imagine that time is only our concept and that to the Universe a thousand years is only a blink, we may catch a glimpse of the fact that there is a purpose here. For me, that purpose is to learn how to give and love completely. Until that lesson is learned it may be that we just keep coming back over and over. Recognizing that all our problems are nonexistent may be a step toward peace in which Love can blossom.

Culture is the biggest cult of all. It says, go work hard, build yourself an empire, be important, look at me, look at me. Build up stores of money so you can be comfortable. Put your faith in medicine, put your faith in the body, make it comfortable. No matter what it takes- Win. He who dies with the most toys wins. Life is a bitch and then you die – no – life is a joy and then you ascend. But will you have to come back because of lessons you failed to learn and be denied the next realm.

I used to think that the “win-win strategy of life” was correct and that it would bring me happiness. One day it occurred to me that I could just go straight for the Divine Love and peace and skip the rest. If you don’t know where your going, any road will take you there. Set peace and Divine love (not human love) as the destination. Infinite patience Will produce immediate effects. Peace is the effect. One problem-One solution or One goal-One Peace.

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You Will See It Everywhere

Whatever one holds in the mind- he will see everywhere. Seek and ye shall find!

In a place you only dream of, where your soul is always free

Silver stages, golden curtains, filled my head plain as could be

As a rainbow grew around the sun, all my stars above, who died

Came from somewhere beyond the scene you see

These lovely people played just for me

Now if I let you see this place where stories all ring true

Will you let me past your face to see what’s really you

It’s not for me I ask this question as though I were a king

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Maybe you have experienced this phenomena. If you desire something, such as a particular model automobile, you will see that model everywhere. If you have a person you really want to see, you spot them in large crowds, even when it dawns on you that it is not them. If you love a particular flower you might see it everywhere. How might one use this natural mechanism of his mind to find Love and Peace. First one might ask ” do I desire love and peace”? If one cares to look directly at it, all of the things we seek, we seek because we believe it will bring joy, which is a side effect of love and peace. If that meets with your approval, then how can we realize a short path to peace.

Seek not to change the world, but seek to change what you wish to see in the world, and all the world changes with it. As in the examples above, if one holds only thoughts of love in his mind, he sees only Love. wp-1475139312806

The popular book “The Secret” focuses on bringing about “things” into our lives. Why not just shortcut the entire process and go straight for the Love. We think we have possessions, but really they possess us.We have to care for them, and eventually they will all disappear, while the depth of our love and peace will reside with us forever. We only get to keep what we give away. Find your love and give it away.

How do you find your love? Is it your love, did you create it? Has it been in you all along, where does it reside? What is it made of and how do I give it away? 115254819

If you are walking along and see a beautiful flower that you like, you might pick it. But  if you love it, you might bring it some water and care for it. When you feed your dog, cat, Hippopotamus or Rattlesnake, this is a simple act of love. If you try to put a new coat of paint on your Dragon while it’s breathing fire – no wait, I got off track there. We can even sit in meditation and practice giving our love away to the Multiverse.

Giving is proof of having.

You will find your love when you give it away, and then you will see it everywhere.

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Self Concept VS. Self

 

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It is better for one to conquer himself than to win a thousand battles on the field. Then the victory is yours! No one can take it from you, not angels or demons, Heaven nor hell.   –Buddha

As in this example,  there is the self and the one that can conquer that self. First decide if this is true for you. Have you ever wanted to either accomplish something or to quit something? Did you notice two opposing forces at play. One who wants to do it vs. one that thinks it can’t, is afraid or wants to fall back in the conditioned patterns of life.

It has become the human way to take the path of least resistance. And this is perfectly fine, but for those who want to push the limits of the mind, see what is possible and be projected out into the Omniverse, other paths will appear.screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-10-56-59-am

As we travel along the timeline of life, we formulate a concept of ourselves. We could call this -self concept vs. Self. I capitalize Self because it represents our true Self that has never, and cannot ever be lost. It is your face before you were born.

The Conqurer has no fear because it has nothing to lose and therefore nothing to defend. I like to joke about the Conquer. It’s motto could be “freedom is just another word for nothing left but shoes”.  In this sharing today, I invite YOU to identify with this one. This one has nothing to lose, He cannot get back again. Fearless, a thought is given to him, he takes action and it is done. No bickering, debating or analysis paralysis. screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-3-39-22-pm

And so I say to you NOW,  ” You do not ask to much from life, but far to little”. YOU are the limitless, timeless and infinite water. Dive deep my compadre, take all the self conceptual limits off and dream big dear reader, dream big.

Now if I believe this as I tell it to you, what must I also believe about myself.

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Nirvana or Haites

This world is both Heaven and Hell and neither and everything in between.

Why? How can it be both?

Listen closely.

 Nothing you see means anything! 

How is this so?

Everything is neutral. Body’s, oceans, Mountians – everything. The only meaning anything has is what you give it. Because you have given everything you see all the meaning that it has for you, you can withdraw it also.

Do Not seek to change the world, but change your thoughts about the world, and all the world changes with it!

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P.I.P.O    – Peace In Peace Out

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Give Up What You Cannot Keep…

How is your Vision? What is vision?

I watched a young musician perform at a Tedx talk. He played and wrote music on guitar and piano. Those pieces have been performed by major orchestras in Comercials and film. It was very impressive for a 14 year old. He also played the flute and harmonica.

What was especially interesting was that he learned it all from YouTube. I don’t need to tell you that we live in a informative time. The reason I mention this is that it’s been a wonderful experience to study the world religions and psychotherapy through many different teachers and text.

It’s not hard to imagine what it might have been like to live just 100 years ago and quite possibly to have never left the farm or village. Like a blind man one would have to imagine what much of the world was and was not. Of course there is always the possibility of walking out of the village. This is the going out and coming back.

I’m encouraging you to not take what you have been told as the truth, find out for yourself. Most of us think- when I get the right job, partner, house, car …. When I get it all lined up then, I’ll have peace…. Then I’ll work on my spiritual path…. Then maybe I can be happy. As soon as I turn this corner it will all be alright. Most never turn that corner, the ones that do must find another corner to turn lest they realize the futility.

I watched a spy movie once. The main character was instructing another character in the movie on the do’s and dont’s of being a spy. “One must be ready to leave town at the drop of a hat with only what he’s wearing”, he preached. This is the dilemma. Can you drop everything and change course at any moment based on what your internal guide is telling you. I once told my daughter that sometimes you have to drop a hand grenade where you stand, blow up what you’ve created and start over totally new. This may be done literally or  it might be done in the thought system. Since we are mind and only mind the change must come to take place in the mind.


Sometimes we find what we thought was life is only pseudo- life. The new love interest, job, car, city to live in has grown stale. The realization that a new object or environment is never going to bring freedom and liberation is the beginning. Wherever we go- there we are. One cannot outrun himself. Searching for freedom is like trying to lose your car keys.

Q:Why?

A: Because you are already free. You already have the keys to freedom. Can you see that searching for the keys when there in you hand is futile? Sure you can.

Let’s be practical. Ask yourself what it is that you search for. Then Ask why you think this will make you happy. Then continue – with why. Your answer will be determined by how honest you can be with yourself.  Maybe- if you are not doing something for the joy of it in itself and not a means to and end- then you should stop.

Give up what you can’t keep for something you can’t lose.

Of course, how much help is needed in giving up nothing. These “ideas” are easy to write, simple, yet very difficult to fall into. One may find himself “between the two worlds” for a short time and possibly forever. He has seen the truth but finds it difficult to let go all of the way. Fear of letting completely go is typical in the separated ones. That is the apparent separated ones, for no one is actually separated. He merely believes he is.

Q: Separated from what?

A: Good question. As children, approximately at one and a half years of age, we become self aware and the Limberick system is activated. A child will at this point recognize himself in a mirror and click, his self is born and the rest of the world is now separate. This belief in separation is the “going out”. The realization that this separation is not real is “coming home”. When the separation apparently happened we began to learn the ways of separation and thus the world. Now we come to see the possibility that there might be another way. Another way of thinking, a different thought system.

 It’s very difficult for a “learned” person of the world to hear a new message. Your telling me everything I’ve learned is wrong- he will say. Even if an effort is made to hear a new message- the learned separated one in himself will kick and buck all the way along the trip home.

This message is a reversal of the thinking of the world.

Q: How is that?

A: There is no death, you are free. Therefore there is no time. You are not the body but may dwell within it as long as the perception last. Your real identity is all mind and only mind. You are Universal love created by the Universal One Mind of Love as an extension. Any difficulty, problem, sadness or depression need not be. It it a effect of wrong thinking. You cannot change what you are but can and have covered and hid it from yourself. You will continually block yourself from love and happiness as part of this covering.

You are not a body nor even in a body.

Q: What’s the solution?

A: We all must take full responsibility for our thoughts and experience, since we are choosing and creating them. Reverse the learning of the world by learning and eliminating all of the ways you will block yourself from returning to happiness and love. In order to do this you must know your little self and his games to come to see your true SELF.Once you get a scent of this you will be astonished to see what the belief in separation does to the world.  ACourse in Miracles is one option but there are many.

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Dig in – be a happy learner.

No Fear

Just do it

Be Happy!

One more thing. The ego loves to study itself. It will delight in the idea that you are going to visualize a path in which you study “it”. It will be interesting and entertaining but will get you no closer to freedom.

Q:Why?

A:Because you are already Free!

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