Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
There is no one absolute path for discovering your true Self, for awakening to the beauty of the dream. No one path is right for everyone. Each has a unique journey and timing for Self realization.
The earth, as you may already feel, is shifting into greater consciousness; a greater need to get out of the mind and into the heart. While there are many paths one can travel, the heart feels most direct -- especially when there is such great need for connection.
While we may not want to admit it, there is beauty and magic in pain and suffering. The darkness and negativity can be so powerful and unbearable that it creates a shift. For some pain may invite suicidal thinking. . . so it is important to see pain as a spark of light that will lead to joy, healing, and a sense of timelessness.
According to Buddha's teachings, there are three (3) levels of suffering that require liberation:
Most of us take the path most travelled. We go along with the pack until we hit an obstacle, some road block that causes us suffering.
Inviting negativity into your life and meeting it head on requires awareness and acceptance . . . mostly it requires necessary space for simply being in it. Surrendering into the pain rather than running from it can bring death to suffering. For mental afflictions not only cause suffering to ourselves and others, but they also obstruct our attainment of happiness.
Internal states are our true enemy -- for they will haunt us for the rest of our lives. We have a better shot of hiding from an external enemy but no matter where we go, the internal enemy remains our enemy until we learn how to break free.
Afflictions will haunt you in your daydreams and come into your subconscious in the form of nightmares, like a ghost who's bullying the new residents. You can run from those ghosts but you cannot hide -- not until you square up and grow up can you re-gain the power to stand your ground.
It's time to let go of attachment to form . . . of the projection of expected future outcome and that tight hold on the past. Past delusions set the tone for our present and future existence. Therefore we must find a sense of neutrality.
Time is an illusion; it's just a story. The present is in each now moment. Only in the felt sense of each present moment can we deeply experience life, to feel the pings, to receive those A-HAs and empty the self in order to realize the greater Self or the Essence of the Heart.
Open-hearted receptivity permits a letting go of the story to allow intimacy with Self. Self trust leads to self regulation which leads to focused, purposeful engagement with life. By simply observing -- rather than reacting -- we become witness to Self. There's a feeling of being in the earth but not of it. Without rigid adherence to time and space, we let go of taking things literally and leave room for symbolic vision. We lift from the limited 3D egoic perspective to see there's an interrelatedness with others, with Mother Nature. We learn to use sensations in the body as indicators of our triggers. With practice, we learn to stay in neutrality or equanimity -- without feeling but just in flow with Source energy. Only in the stillness, in the silence, within the heart is there endless joy -- a newfound sense of re-discovery - a connection with the magic of the mystery.
YES you can escape suffering and enJOY the journey of Self discovery -- of reawakening a sense of self mastery.
Are you ready to ask?
Are you willing to receive?
Isn't it time to Be . . . to be Divinely inspired?
Every situation offers opportunity to experience discomfort, to gain new faculties, to create new neural pathways . . . to find the answers your soul is seeking.
The mind stubbornly resists getting into the being as it has become adept at getting stuck in it's own subjective experiences. The validation you are looking for does not come from without. The feedback you're seeking needs permission from Self, with provision from Source. There's a higher knowledge pulling you, a purification that's continuously flowing through you-- if you simply allow it.
Don't fool yourself with the thinking that once you get enough money, you'll kick back and enJOY . . . No . . . that college degree hanging on your wall doesn't give license to become complacent. Realization does not come about without continual -- honest effort.
Being isn't the lazy way; it's an art. Your being is your instrument of discernment, for being gives you a taste of what it feels like to truly have realizations. Each of us is a practitioner of life . . . transmitters of lineage. Only by reflecting deeply upon your own experience can you validate or make your own determination of the authenticity of the teachings or path for which you choose to follow.
"A Buddha transmits teachings in ways tailored to the diverse aptitudes and diverse physiological and psychological states of practitioners." Genuine compassion requires wisdom or understanding of your suffering blended with loving kindness. (Essence of the Heart Sutra, pg. 47).
Remember . . . you set the tone for your life. All you have to do is Walk your Talk. You are an important reSource for living a resilient life that artfully blends the mind with the heart. When the heart and mind are aligned, you can't go wrong. There's magnetism. There's magic.
We are all sparks of Divinity. Taking care of you and doing the work to get in touch with yourself to feel more connected and alive invites the universe to provide validation, encouraging you to pay it forward to others!
Each day find a way to connect . . .
Passionate about self-healing and empowering others to take healing into their own hands.