Saturday, September 30, 2006
Trust in Love to Sort out the Details
There was a point in my life when I had spent years in isolation reading and contemplating spiritual truth. One day I had a "call" from Spirit that it was now time for me to go out into the world and share the Good News of Love. This would initially be in writing. I had a laptop but I had no access to the Internet, no money, no ideas about what to write, nothing. All I had was the faith that He who has given me the desire to write has already provided all the resources I will ever need. All I had to do was say YES. Fast forward three years and I've written over a thousand articles, have several blogs, and the ideas keep coming. I still don't have access to the Internet at home and I haven't switched on my lap top in years.
Here's another example.
Mum told me yesterday that she needed to run an errand at the post office. This morning I thought to myself that since I was going into town via the post office I could run my mother's errand if she wanted. While I was getting dressed the phone rang. It was my mother's friend from church. Her friend wanted to come and visit her this morning as she hasn't seen my mother in ages. Was she going to be in? My mother said she had intended to go out but would hang around to see her friend. After her telephone conversation, I asked mum if she wanted me to run her errand for her. She said yes.
As you can see, I had the intention to give love in the form of the post office errand and Love arranged a reality where this was made manifest. It all worked out perfectly for all concerned.
It turned out to be a very interesting bus journey. An elderly gentleman got on and told me where he was going but he didn't know where to get off. I said I would tell him when we get close. "Thanks, son," he said.
"I'm a girl," I chuckled.
"Are you going to school?" he said.
"No, I'm on my way to the library."
Does he seriously think I look that young?
"It's just that I was going to ask you to come round and do something for me."
Maybe, he thinks I'm in the Boys' Brigade or something.
Before I got off I reminded my friend where to get off. "Thanks, miss," he said.
Success! He's realised I'm a girl.
On my way out I asked the bus driver to let my friend know when he arrives at his destination, just in case.
Love certainly takes many amusing forms.
Never let lack of resources get in the way of giving love. Just have the intention what you want to give and then trust in Love to sort out the details.
I trust in Love.
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Friday, September 29, 2006
The King of Love
"Why don't you come and visit me sometime?" he slurred. "I live at number 123."
"You do know I won't hurt you?"
"Yes, I know."
"I had a dream about you last night."
"Really? I hope it was a good one," I said.
"Yes, I was very happy in my dream."
"Oh, good," I said. "Well, it's lovely to see you again."
"You are God, you know," he slurred.
"So are you."
My friend was talking about the one true self that we all are, the self that is Infinite Love.
Later as I was watching television with my eyes closed, which is an art in itself ;), a mosquito kept whining around my ears. I ignored it. Then it bit me on my arm.
In thought I said to him, "Little friend, don't you realise we are the one self that is love and you can't harm me? Unless it's your way of showing me love by having your pound of flesh. Hope you enjoyed your meal. I love you anyway."
Unfortunately for the poor sod, my flatmate (mother) doesn't share my sentiments and got the insect spray out. That was the mosquito's final meal of his life.
In the middle of the night I woke up feeling out of sorts when I don't quite feel like my real self. I knew I wasn't resonating with Love. So I asked to be lifted to the Love vibration. A thought popped into my head: "The King of Love." I was instantly in the love zone and I stayed in bliss all night.
What does "The King of Love" mean for me?
I was raised a Methodist and had to go to church every Sunday. I even attended a Methodist secondary school. Every morning at assembly we sang various hymns. The King of Love My Shepherd Is was my favourite hymn. I didn't think much about the meaning at the time, I just loved singing that hymn. It was only years later that I explored its meaning, which is a version of Psalm 23. (Anyone brought up as a Christian will have memorised this psalm at Sunday School). Though I don't go to church now, unless when I'm invited, I still love this hymn.
Here are the first two verses:
The King of love my shepherd is,The King of Love is the one true self, the one "I." The true self is infinite love and is therefore never in lack. He is continuously "feeding" all of us with ideas of love that are tailored towards our individual needs. In my case, reminding me of the words of my favourite hymn. It is always up to us to be open to receive love, however it appears; and to recognise our true self.
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am his
And he is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul he leadeth
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,Yesterday I read an article about a British celebrity who has been married a few times and has had several public and volatile love affairs. She said the men she married were very kind but she found life with them boring and sought excitement in extra-marital affairs. The downside is she has been suffering from depression. I can imagine many people can relate to this woman's mental state. You want to be happy, you crave love and yet when you receive love you sabotage what you have.
But yet in love he sought me
And on his shoulder gently laid
And home rejoicing brought me.
The good news is that the true self that is love never gives up on anyone. You're constantly being reminded of who you are. No matter what you do or what you believe, the self is always there to guide you.
Next two verses:
In death’s dark vale I fear no illLike the celebrity, most people are used to the fight or flight way of existing which they believe is the only way of being. While breaking the old habit takes trust, persistence, one-pointed focus and constant vigilance, you are always being supported by Love. And where there is Love there is nothing to fear.
With thee, dear Lord, beside me,
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.
Thou spredst a table in my sight;
Thine unction grace bestoweth;
And, oh, what transport of delight
From thy pure chalice floweth!
And so through all the length of daysWhen you live in the house (consciousness) of Love, you're in effect living in another dimension. Life is a never-ending expression of grace, joy and gratitude.
Thy goodness faileth never.
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
Within thy house forever.
I am the King of Love.
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Thursday, September 28, 2006
While I was taking a walk in a park I saw a sign that read: "No Entry." Beyond the sign was a lone pigeon sitting in the "no entry" area. How come he gets to break the rules and I can't?
I have seen a pigeon cross over a Pelican crossing. No surprise there then - "birds (pelican) of a feather flock together."
I have seen a pigeon walk up and down stairs.
I have seen pigeons fly, which is a rarity these days, at least for London pigeons.
I have seen pigeons get themselves run over by cars and buses, which is a mystery as they have wings.
But one thing I've never seen a pigeon do is read.
My theory is that pigeon paid no attention to the "no entry" sign because he couldn't read. The same applies to the rest of our feathered friends and animals.
Later while I was at the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain I noticed a woman and her toddler around the fountain. The baby wanted to dive in fully clothed but his mother was saying "no." Visitors are encouraged to sit on the edge and wash their feet but nowhere does it say you can go in fully clothed. The baby obviously couldn't read.
I hereby relinquish my literacy skills.
Let the fun begin!
Meeting with Friends
The first and last time I went to a Quakers meeting was three or four years ago. Just as I was coming out of a bookshop a man coming in asked me a question. We got chatting. He told me he was going to a Quakers meeting and he invited me along. I was curious and went with him. It was fun. I meant to return but then life happened until I had the desire to attend another service yesterday.
As soon as I walked into the Meeting House, I saw my friend from years ago. "You're back!" he said. It was like I only saw him yesterday. It was good to see him again.
It was lovely to sit in the silence. A few people shared some insights. I shared what love means for me that when you give to others you're giving to yourself. Then a man said he was inspired to sing a song he was taught at school. He could only remember part of it and encouraged us to sing along with him, which we did. It's called Magic Penny. (I'll post part of the lyrics here but you can find the rest at the link provided).
Love is something if you give it away,It's a lovely song with a beautiful melody.
Give it away, give it away.
Love is something if you give it away,
You end up having more.
It's just like a magic penny,
Hold it tight and you won't have any.
Lend it, spend it, and you'll have so many
They'll roll all over the floor.
My experience of love is when I give love I am being the love that I am, the love that everyone is and the love that is everywhere present. The more I am being love or focused on love the more love I feel/experience/notice/give and the more love I feel/experience/notice/give...ad infinitum.
When I hold love tight, I am not seeing or being love. I end up focused on the love I believe I don't have and the world appears to be unfriendly or out to get me.
My friend did not attend the meeting but stayed to read in the library. After the meeting I spoke to him about the meeting and how we got to sing. He said, "don't go looking for love, love will come to you." He repeated this a few times as if he was passing on a message to me. Message received and understood.
A friend came over to me and said he could relate to what I had shared and we chatted for a while. I also spoke to a few friends.
I'm so glad I attended the meeting and got to meet old and new friends.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Carrying a Torch for a Flashlight
When I am focused on a task, I can see light like a laser beam streaming from my ajna chakra, also called the third eye. It's like having a torch (flashlight) on one's forehead. I also feel myself as that beam of light.
I decided to experiment with a torch. I asked my mother if she had a torch I could borrow but she didn't have one. Never mind. I'll experiment in thought.
The next day while I was reading my friend's blog I saw he had posted something about an LED Flashlight. I left a comment. My friend offered to send me a torch in the mail. Wow! I get to experiment for real with my own torch.
Thanks jm. :-)
I love experiments, don't you? I reckon I would have been an excellent scientist if I wasn't so crap at physics, chemistry, biology and maths.
I am Focus.
Related article: Love is My Foundation
You are a One!
Huh? I could have sworn I sent the e-card to my friends. I re-sent the e-card just in case. I received a notification from one friend confirming he had picked up my first card.
What difference does it make anyway?
What I do to others I am doing to myself.
Thanks, Enocia, for the beautiful e-card.
You're welcome, Enocia.
Love you too.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Making Heaven on Earth
"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." Hebrews 11: 3There is only one true self which we all share. This self is undivided Love.
This one self is being expressed as what we collectively refer to as the infinite universe. In truth, the true self/Love is the real universe that is infinite beauty, bliss, goodness, harmony, perfection, power, truth and wholeness.
Therefore, what we are experiencing as the universe now is only a version of the one true self/universe.
As I see it, the purpose of life in the physical universe is to expand the realm of possibility. In other words, to express the vastness of Love in this physical realm. Then can we make heaven on earth.
I am Love.
Related article: Walking By Faith and Not By Sight
Monday, September 25, 2006
The Power of Love
"... consciousness - thoughts, emotions and beliefs - influence how we act and think and even how our bodies grow. There is a consciousness that is unaffected by human consciousness - my natural state which I call Love. In this state, I am like the foetus in its mother's womb. Unlike the human foetus that is influenced by consciousness, nothing can affect who I am. I am blissfully floating in Love, and being Love. As Love is my consciousness, my experiences are its image and likeness." Living in a Love Cocoon
As I was crossing the road, I could see that the traffic light was about to change. I figured I had enough time to get to the other side. A car drove by and the driver screamed abuse at me for not paying attention to the signals.
Although I registered his anger was directed at me, I felt his thoughts dissolve into nothing. And I felt only love for him.
The other day our neighbour had a party which went on till the early hours of the next morning. The next day I spoke to my mother, who I live with, about the party. She said she could still hear the music even though she had closed the windows and kitchen door.
"Why can't people show consideration?" she said.
Mum said our neighbour downstairs, whose husband hasn't been feeling well, has been complaining to her about the same neighbours whom she finds rowdy.
"Really?" I said. "I only remember them having two parties, which is not that often considering."
"They've had lots more parties than that!"
I could see my mother's perspective. She had ever right to feel disgruntled about her "noisy neighbours." But then again, my neighbours have every right to be themselves. I also see "noise" as an excellent opportunity for me to go within and be Love.
"Has it ever occurred to you that your neighbours are trying to help you?" I said.
"What do you mean?"
"Maybe your neighbours are helping you to be at peace," I said.
"Well, instead of expecting them to change, you could go into yourself and be at peace. No one can take away your peace."
She burst into a song about peace, which I wasn't familiar with. My mother loves to sing and she's got a fantastic voice.
"You know something, since I've been living with you, mum," I continued, "I've been a lot more peaceful. I'm not bothered by anything you do. I've been able to go into myself and find peace instead of looking outside for it."
When you realise there is only Love, you are unaffected by thought forms or beliefs. I also know that I can never use the Power of Love to manipulate another because to manipulate another is to manipulate myself. The good news is I can use the Power of Love to help others by simply loving and being love.
Only Love exists.
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Tuning into the Love Station
There are times when I experience a kind of static which is an indication that I'm not being my real self.
I woke up in the middle of the night feeling hot and sweaty. That's odd because before I went to bed I wasn't hot at all. I could also hear loud ringing in one ear. Hmmm, this can only mean one thing; while I was asleep I had temporarily disconnected from the Love station of my real self, and now receiving my real self with static. Time to tune into the Love station.
I thought "I love you" over and over again. I could no longer feel my body as solid, nor was I feeling hot or cold. I felt myself as a presence that was here and everywhere. The ringing in my ear had stopped and was replaced by another sound which I attribute to that of my real self. I then asked for Love to keep me tuned into this station while I sleep.
Eventually, I went back to sleep. When I woke up I listened for the ringing in one ear but I couldn't hear it. I could only hear the sound of Spirit. I was still neither hot nor cold.
When I woke up this morning I was still in the Love station. I asked Love to keep me tuned into that station all day.
You are listening to the Love Station.
Have a wonderful day!
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I live by the following principles:
All is Love; Love is all there is.
I am not here to learn lessons or to evolve but to express Infinite Love.
Infinite Love contains all possible realities as ideas. This means whenever I have an idea to express something it already exists. I am therefore creating nothing but simply unfolding what is.
Unfolding what already exists is what I refer to as "love downloads."
Every time I have an idea I am downloading love which comes as a complete package. All I have to do is let it happen; let the music play; or let the software run as it has been designed to run.
So I had an idea to walk by the River Thames. After a while I decided to rest on a bench underneath some trees. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the lovely sunshine. Though I didn't know any of them personally, I knew them as my spirit friends.
I felt love for the trees, the environment, my pigeon friends around me, even the bench I was sitting on.
I felt love for the boats and the river.
I felt love for everyone.
My attention was drawn to a pigeon perched on the edge of a bench sharing the bench with a man. I thought to myself that it would be lovely to have my own pigeon companion right next to me.
I downloaded this love reality. In my mind's eye I could see a pigeon sitting next to me. I was now very excited to experience this reality which I knew was going to happen.
After a few minutes, though I can't say how long as I don't carry a watch, the pigeon resting on the other bench flapped his wings and flew to the ground. He walked lazily towards me. He looked up at me. I held my breath in anticipation. He hopped on to my bench and walked slowly towards me. Then he stopped and rested right where I wanted my pigeon companion to sit. He looked straight into my eyes. In thought I told him I didn't have any love as bread or bird seed to give him but I gave him my appreciation. My pigeon friend stayed with me for a short while, then he flew back to the ground and walked away to join his other pigeon friends.
I love downloads!
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That Didn't Happen!
Of course the experience did happen or I wouldn't be writing about it now. What I was doing was focusing on Reality where I know I could never injure myself because there is only love.
I move and have my being in Love.
Love is all there is.
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Saturday, September 23, 2006
All is Love
Love is undivided; Love is wholeness; Love is perfection.
What we are experiencing as life is Love split into infinite pieces. Yet, each piece is Love.
Though you appear as a cat, you are Love.
Though you appear as a dog, you are Love.
Though you appear as a tree, you are Love.
Though you appear as a human, you are Love.
The problem is when the pieces forget who they are.
A piece appearing as a cat is now convinced he is only a cat.
Another piece believes he is only a dog.
Another piece believes he is only a tree.
Another piece believes he's only human.
The other day, I read an article in a London newspaper about the area I live in. The article said people living in my local area come from 104 countries. I wasn't surprised. It is so tempting to see people of different cultures as different from you. We might speak different languages and look different but I know we are Love.
When you judge something as this or the other you forget who you are.
I've noticed news items encourage you to choose sides. So and so is a perpetrator and so and so is a victim. The perpetrator must be judged. The quickest way I find to get out of judgment is to see everyone as love or love everyone. End of story.
As I was pondering on these ideas I felt my head pounding away. Aha, I haven't got a head, I have a love and love doesn't hurt. End of story.
Only love exists.
End of story.
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Friday, September 22, 2006
Come, Let Me Kiss You Better!
The love that mother gave to her son is symbolic of Divine Love that doesn't judge; it is a Love that heals and restores.
One can get so hung up on truth.
It's your thoughts that's making you behave in this way.
It is your beliefs that's making you the way you are.
Before you know it people are squabbling over whose teaching is the best; whose religion is the best; whose God is God.
My mother has been exploring many avenues to get well and I've been supporting her on her journey. A few weeks ago I accompanied her to an evangelist church a friend had recommended to her, where they hold a vigil and pray for healing. Part of the healing prayer was against another religion.
Huh? Where is the love?
Just because others are following a religion that's different from yours doesn't make them evil.
Just because someone doesn't share your beliefs doesn't make him wrong and you right.
I don't care what beliefs you have.
I don't care what you've done in the past.
I don't care what fears you have.
You are all my beloved.
Rest your head on my bosom and let me give you comfort.
Let my love melt away your fears.
Let my love dissolve all pain.
Come to me my precious one, let me kiss you better. I love you.
This song by Madonna expresses Divine Love perfectly.
Feel the silky touch of my caressesEnocia
They will keep you looking so brand new
Let me cover you with velvet kisses
I'll create a look that's made for you
Gonna dress you up in my love
All over, all over
Gonna dress you up in my love
All over your body
Gonna dress you up in my love, in my love
All over your body, all over your body
In my love
All over, all over
From your head down to your toes Dress You Up
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Thursday, September 21, 2006
There is Only One Power
There is Only One Power
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." (Romans 13: 1)Years ago I used to love watching the cartoon series, He Man and the Masters of the Universe. It is about the battle to protect Castle Grayskull from the likes of Skeletor and his henchmen. Prince Adam has a secret power that very few know about. When Adam holds aloft his sword and says "By the Power of Grayskull...I have the Power" he is transformed to He-Man with awesome power and might. He then transfers his power to his cat, Cringer, who is transformed to the courageous Battlecat on which He-Man rides into battle. He-Man and his allies are in constant battle to ensure good reigns over Eternia. To return to his human self, He-Man says "Let the Power return."
I have been thinking about the Power of God that is in all. I see this Power as zillions of times greater than the atom bomb. The Universe wouldn't exist without this Power. We are all like Prince Adam with a Power to transform us into Masters of the Universe. What's stopping this from happening? Because of our belief in more than one Power.
While I was pondering over this, I heard an alarm go off. My mother has an alarm that she can press if she needs assistance when she is on her own. I stood in front of the alarm and said "By the Power of God, be still!" The alarm was instantly silenced.
I decided to go out into town later by bus. I had an idea to get off and walk via Buckingham Palace, the Queen's resident. Outside, there were all these tourists clicking away at their cameras. I took a walk in the park close by. There was a brass band concert going on. I listened for a while. They played a few songs I knew. Then they played the UK's National Anthem. Time to go. As I walked away I thought of part of the national anthem that says: "Long to reign over us." This is one example of how we divide the one Power; by believing someone has power over you.
There is only one Power. Yet we pray to God or whatever we believe in to help us and we don't seem to be helped. If only we'd realise that we have the one Power within and without. There is no other Power. We are mis-using the one Power by dreaming there are other powers. And if you believe in something having power so be it.
You have given power to your race, gender, nationality, sexuality, and other experiences. Your identities and experiences have power to make you act in a certain way. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to your body. Your body has power to make you feel good or bad about yourself. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to partners, spouses and loved ones. They have power to make you feel loved or not at all. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to other people’s behaviour. Others have power to make you happy, sad, or peaceful. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to food and drink. Food and drink have power to make you strong, healthy, sick, fat, thin, even kill you. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to doctors, and various healing professions. Doctors, pills and potions, and healers have power to keep you in health or not, as the case may be. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to alcohol, drugs and cigarettes. They have the power to make you peaceful, happy or depressed. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to your employer. Your employer has power to make you feel fulfilled, secure or be very afraid, if you end up losing your job. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to all teachers from school, university, spiritual teachers, and other gurus. Teachers have power to tell you how you should live and not think for yourself. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to religions. Religions have power to dictate to you what is right and wrong, who you should worship, how you should worship, and how to live your life. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to celebrities, politicians, world leaders, royalty and government. They have power to influence you in how you should live. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to the media. The media has power to give you their version of truth about reality and influence you in your lifestyle choices. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to money. Money has power to make you happy, secure and at peace. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to the weather. The weather has power to make you happy or sad, or to make or ruin your day. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to the ego, devil, Satan, a carnal, mortal or race mind. They have power to prevent you from being who you are. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to clairvoyants, mediums, spirit guides, angels, channelled entities, ascended masters and other entities. They have power to make your decisions for you, tell you how to live and what to think. According to your belief, so be it.
You have given power to time. Time has power over you to make you fret about the past or the future. According to your belief, so be it.
And so on.
It really boils down to one thing: you belief in more than one power. According to your belief, so be it.
As much as I enjoyed watching He Man and his friends fighting with their enemies, I am also aware that their battles demonstate the belief in more than one power. If He-Man only realised there was only One Power, there wouldn't be any need for him to fight Skeletor. The One cannot oppose Itself.
To gain access to the one Power we must stop believing in more than one Power. Know that there is only one Power and that Power is in you. You are that Power. When you resist or oppose something or someone, you're demonstrating a belief in more than one power; and you end up fighting against yourself. Put another way,
"Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth." (Luke 11: 17)There is only One Power in all. You have this Power at your command NOW.
Previously posted at The One in All
See also The One Power in All is Love and Wisdom
Fighting Against Something is Fighting Yourself
"I have found that when you try to force things to happen, or to manipulate someone to do what you want, you have not understood the Power of One. If there is another to manipulate, you are saying there are other powers. As you believe, so be it. The Universe will appear to be in a battle against you or you will seem to win over something. When you have the continued belief in many powers, you're always going to manifest another situation of another power trying to oppose you, just like in the cartoon series, He Man is in a constant battle with Skeletor. If there wasn't the belief in good and evil, there wouldn't be a cartoon series called He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, nor would there be a place called earth for that matter.In the library the door to the toilet is always locked. You have to get the key from reception.
"When you realise there is only one Power, you find that you cannot manipulate anyone; for what you do to another you are doing to yourself. There is only one Power in all. This creates harmony and this harmony is Love...." The One Power in All is Love and Wisdom
I've noticed when I try to force it open, which I have done when I've been dying to have a wee, it won't open. You have to be gentle with it.
I saw someone trying to open it earlier but couldn't. He then asked a library staff to open it but she couldn't open it either. I went over to help.
"This door needs you to be gentle with it," I said.
I pulled the door gently towards me and turned the key and it opened. The customer couldn't believe it was that simple and wanted me to show him how I had opened it, which I did.
The experience with the door is symbolic of the beliefs in many powers.
"When you resist or oppose something or someone, you're demonstrating a belief in more than one power; and you end up fighting against yourself."And you will experience a reality of resistance.
There is only one power.
All is one.
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The Point of No Return
"As much as I would have loved to get married," I said to my friend, "something else took over, which was a lot bigger than us, and ended that relationship."
"You mean Vector8, don't you?" my friend said. (Vector8 is my Soul identity).
"Yes, I guess you could put it that way," I said.
When we broke up I was devastated at the time and tried to get back together and make it happen but I knew deep down that it was for the best.
I believe at that time I had reached the point of no return and once you've crossed that barrier there's no going back.
What is this point of no return?
Before I took a form I, as the one Infinite Self/Soul/Spirit, decided what I was here to achieve as this instrument called Enocia. Soul is therefore my only guide.
For a long time I was happily doing my own thing, living the life I wanted, or so it would seem. Deep inside I had lofty ideas about what life should be like yet I seemed to be doing the exact opposite and was miserable. I had also experienced myself as Light on numerous of occasions yet I wasn't living as Light.
I continued my search for truth. After reading "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche, I had this strong desire to attend group meditation at Rigpa where I was hoping to explore some of the ideas in Rinpoche's book. It was there I met this wonderful man. I knew there was something about him but we never spoke. A few months later when the centre was closed for the Easter break, I decided to attend a lecture at a venue called Alternatives, where they usually have talks on spirituality. It would be my first visit. My friend from the meditation centre was also there. It was also his first visit. And it was the first time we had a proper chat. After the lecture we walked to the tube station together. A week later I went to another lecture but my friend wasn't there.
During that time I was feeling more and more frustrated with my life. I knew something had to change. I had also decided Tibetan Buddhism wasn't for me so I never went back to Rigpa. One day I said to myself, "If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I'm not coming back. I want out of this life/death cycle now!"
A few days later, I attended another Alternatives talk about healing at a different venue. While I was there I eavesdropped someone giving out a website called Wingmakers. I had a feeling I was meant to have this information so I made a note of it. (When I looked up the website, it had the exact information I needed at the time). While I was queueing up for the talk my friend from the meditation centre appeared. We ended up sitting together. We were asked to link hands so we could all receive healing. My friend sat in front of me. The moment I gazed into his eyes I saw myself as I am, my true self. I made a pact that no matter what I was going to be this self.
I also knew I'd met someone I wanted to be with and eventually marry. While in the relationship I felt like I was in a constant battle with myself: one part was always trying to be my real self while the other was the constant saboteur, which didn't help our relationship. My friend and I eventually broke up. At the same time I knew that my real self seemed to be guiding me in a different direction. I could either follow the worldly path or the unknown where I would find true happiness.
The point of no return occurs when there is a greater pull towards the ways of the Spirit than the world. I believe when I made the decision that I wanted out of this life/death cycle and to be my true self, I had reached that point of no return. Spirit was now in control, though I still continued to resist which caused me a lot of misery.
How do you know when you've reached the point of no return?
When you have a strong desire to live as an immortal, be your real self, be the spirit, or live as Light you're hearing the Voice of Spirit. Of course, Spirit speaks to everyone about these ideals but only those who are receptive can hear the Voice. When you're receptive it means you've reached that point of no return. You can resist all you like but know that Spirit is now in charge. There is no going back. You might as well sit back and enjoy the ride.
Spirit will now direct your path according to how He plans to express as you, which is tailored specifically for you and totally unique.
I am Spirit.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2006
My Mailing Lists
I have another email account that is operated by thought where I am simply sending love by thinking "I love you." Sometimes I imagine pure white light being sent. I am not concerned about how Love works I just trust in Love.
On my thought email I have two mailing lists: the impersonal and the personal, which are sub-divided into impersonal mailing lists A and B; and personal mailing lists 1 and 2.
Impersonal mailing list A
Every day I send out a thought of love to all life forms in the entire universe.
Impersonal mailing list B
Impersonal mailing list B is one I use whenever I am interacting with people or objects such as on a bus, at meetings, in shops, on the streets, when I'm reading newspapers or books, watching television, using the computer, chatting on the Internet, walking in the park etc.
On a bus I was sitting behind a couple whose baby wouldn't stop bawling. His father dandled him and did all he could to placate the baby but he kept crying. Although I wasn't being disturbed I thought I'd sent the baby love anyway.
When a window seat became available I swapped seats. I could still hear the baby crying. I sent love to everyone on the bus then I stared out of the window. When I was getting off the bus I noticed the baby was now fast asleep.
Personal mailing list 1
Whenever someone I know comes to mind I send love in thought. If I know someone wanting prayer, I send love. I also send love to friends and family.
Personal mailing list 2
I see myself as a commander in chief of a great army that comprises trillions of soldiers. The soldiers are the cells in my body which follow whatever thoughts or belief I am holding at the time. It is therefore my responsibility to give my soldiers the right command. I am constantly sending my soldiers thoughts of love.
Here's one email that's great to send to everyone on all my mailing lists:
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." (3 John 1: 2)I love you.
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Smile and the World Smiles with You
"You look good, you know," he said.
"Are you from around here?"
I told him what area I lived in, an area he knew very well.
"Where are you from originally?" he said.
"Yes," I said.
"I know someone who comes from Freetown."
"Do you like living here?"
"I do actually. I was born in London."
"Then this is home."
"Yes, but I lived in Freetown as a child."
"Be honest, which do you prefer - London or Freetown?"
"Definitely. I love London."
"I'm from here but I've lived in St Kitts," he said. "Do you know where that is?"
"Yes, it's in the Caribbean."
"I definitely prefer life over there to living in London."
"I find people in London are so miserable." he said.
"Look at it, it's awful. No one smiles."
"It's not the place," I said. "You give love and love comes back to you, just like you did to me."
"I talked to you because you seemed nice and you look different," he said. "I wasn't trying to chat you up I just wanted to say hello."
"See, you gave me love and I'm giving you love." I smiled. "Never stop being your friendly self."
"Did you go to the carnival?"
"Not your kind of thing?"
"Have you ever been to the carnival?"
"I used to years ago but I haven't been in ages."
"You should you know to give your support," he said.
"My brother went."
"This year there weren't as many people as last year but it was good. You must come next year."
"It's been nice meeting you," he said.
Wherever I am, Love is.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Their confrontation took on a whole new meaning. It was like I was watching some comedy on television.
"Get off my bus!"
"Look at your face," the passenger said, "you look like a sausage."
A sausage? Is that the best insult he could come up with? I chuckled to myself. The passenger staggered off and we were on our way.
Loving all does not always mean you're going to change someone's behaviour but you get good entertainment.
On the bus the other day I noticed two boys squabbling over something. Their father sitting beside me said to one boy "No deals, just give it to him!"
I said to the man, "I love that: no deals, just give."
"It's never straightforward with them," he said chuckling, "they are always trying to make transactions and deals with each other."
I guess the boys are only acting according to the human programme: deals, deals and more deals according to what you're worth.
Speaking of worth, how much am I really worth? That's an easy one...I am Love and Love is priceless. There is not a single human on earth who can afford to pay me what I'm worth. Not only am I priceless, every single one of us is priceless.
Is it possible to convert pricelessness into money? Yes, by making all your actions priceless.
Let's say I go to the shop with my last 50 pence to buy a bar of chocolate. My joy is only going to last as long as I have the chocolate. On the other hand, if I went to spend it with the intention of giving love not only to myself, but the shopkeeper and his family and friends, everyone connected with making the chocolate, my 50 pence has now become priceless.
I could get depressed about not having much money and can't afford to have the life I would like or I could spend £1 at the Internet cafe where I can share an article and link up with the world. Though I have £1 less than I had, I feel a lot richer because of the love I have been able to give. And my £1 has become priceless.
And you know what happens, when I give love to others I am giving it to myself anyway because there is only One. Boy does it come back in wonderful ways!
The other day I bumped into a friend. He said he was feeling down because his life wasn't moving in the direction he wanted to go. I shared my belief that love is the answer to everything.
"You know The Beatles did have it right with the song, All You Need is Love," my friend said.
"Yes they did."
We sang the chorus together "All you need is love, love, love is all you need."
I told my friend I could relate to his circumstances. I said he was so focused on what he was lacking he couldn't see the love that is already present. I suggested for him to change his focus by doing what he loves. Even if he only felt like watching television, he could watch only what he loves. He said he's been watching a lot of The Rockford Files on television. Although I haven't watched it in years I could still remember the theme tune. We had a right laugh singing it.
My friend also sang part of the French national anthem which he likes singing in French.
The next day I went for a walk in a park but I had this splitting headache. I decided to sit by a pond. I could hear music coming from a marquee behind me, where there was some sort of fun fair/circus going on. Instead of focusing on the headache I decided to send love to someone. I thought of my friend. Then I imagined the earth in front of me and channelled love to it. The next thing I knew I heard the tune to the French national anthem and a woman's voice doing the karaoke version of "All You Need is Love." Wow! My friend is returning my love. That was the last performance for the show. (When I shared this experience with my mother later, she told me the French national anthem tune is part of the song "All you need is love." I never knew that).
On my way home I could have taken a bus that would have made my journey a lot faster, but I had a feeling I should take another bus going in the opposite direction. It was in this bus that I heard the man telling his son "no deals, just give." I got the bus into town intending to catch another bus at the end of the route home. On the way we drove by Trafalgar Square where there was some kind of music festival going on. I wondered what it was for but couldn't be bothered getting off the bus to find out. Soon our bus got stuck in a huge traffic jam. The driver decided he wasn't going all the way and terminated the route. I walked back. As I was walking past Trafalgar Square anyway I decided to find out what was going on. It was a Jewish festival called Simcha. I stayed and listened to a few songs, and they were great.
During my bus ride home, a man sat in front of me. At the back of his orange t-shirt were the words: "The Beatles." I tapped him on the shoulder and told him I heard a Beatles song earlier.
As for the headache? My attention was so focused on being love, it received no more energy and it soon withered away.
I am priceless.
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Monday, September 18, 2006
Masters of Time
"And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath." (Mark 2: 27-28)Time was made for man's use, which makes each of us masters of time.
Every time I have an experience I have two decisions to make:
1. How long do I wish to have the experience for?
2. What do I get out of the experience?
Decision 1 - How long do I wish to have the experience for?
As a writer, I can make an experience last as long as I wish. When I share my experiences I am stretching one moment into infinity or as long as the Internet lasts.
In the cartoon series The Simpsons Bart and his two siblings, Lisa and Maggie, have been the same age for 17 years. They could go on being the same age forever. And why not?
There are times, so to speak, when time can appear to be in control, but that is an illusion as the one having the experience is always in control.
Let's say for example you go to see a doctor about an ailment. After he examines you he writes to the hospital. Soon you receive a letter from a consultant telling you that the good news is he can fit you into his busy schedule. The not so good news is he can't see you till six months time. (At least that's how it works in the UK health service unless you can afford to go private). You wait for six months and the day finally arrives when you're seen by the consultant and your problem is resolved.
Now let's look at this scenario from a different perspective. When your doctor gives you a diagnosis, you follow his recommendation because you agree with his diagnosis. Your belief in your doctor is so strong you're prepared to keep this "contract" going for a further six months. What you're effectively doing is stretching out that one moment of pain into months and even years. What if you were to decide you no longer wanted to play that game? Surely if you can stretch one moment to six months you can contract the experience to a few hours, minutes, seconds or zero time? You are master of time, remember.
While I was waiting for the bus I looked up at the timetable. The bus I wanted was number 4 in the queue and not due for another 10 minutes. I thought "No, there is no time but NOW!" At first I was looking down the road expectantly then I sat down in silence. One bus arrived but it wasn't mine. I looked up at the timetable and it read that mine was third in the queue. After what seemed like only a moment I looked up at the timetable and noticed it had been updated to read that my bus was the first one due. As some passengers were blocking my view of the road, something told me to get up. I saw my bus was already at the stop and I caught it just in time.
Decision 2 - What do I get out of the experience?
In a bookshop the other evening I heard a commotion. A customer had found a mouse in the shop and had picked it up. I asked her if I could have a look. It was the cutest mouse. A few of us were cooing at it while I stroked it gently. I also thought it was very interesting seeing a mouse because I had been thinking of a television commercial where they use an animated mouse called Mr Mouse. One shop assistant was cowering behind his desk and wouldn't look at it. The customer said she was going to release it into the wild and asked the shop assistant for a box to put the mouse in.
When I saw the shop assistant later I couldn't resist teasing him. "How could you be scared of a cute little mouse?"
"It's not that I was scared that it would bite me, it's just that I don't want to end up six months down the road with some disease."
"I don't believe that for one moment," I said.
As you can see, the shop assistant and I had had two different mouse experiences. I saw the mouse as a creature of love that gives only joy. I'm even stretching that moment of joy so I can share it here in this piece. The shop assistant saw the same creature as one that gives diseases and projecting that into his future.
In the film, American Beauty, after Lester Burnham (played by Kevin Spacey) has been shot and is dying, he has the following realisation about life.
LESTER (V.O.)Time is an instrument for me to experience life. I can use it for joy or pain. I can make it last a moment or forever. The decision is always mine.
I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn't a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time... For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars... And yellow leaves, from the maple trees, that lined my street... Or my grandmother's hands, and the way her skin seemed like paper... And the first time I saw my cousin Tony's brand new Firebird... And Janie... And Janie... (with love) And... Carolyn.
I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... ...and then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... (amused) You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... You will someday. American Beauty Film Script
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Saturday, September 16, 2006
As I Love Others, I am Loving Myself
"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22: 39)
What does the above passage, attributed to Jesus, mean?
Does it mean you should treat others how you treat yourself? If you're someone who is kind to yourself you'll be kind to others. However, if you're self-critical, you're bound to see others in the same way.
Let's digress for a moment.
I believe only the One/Love exists. Therefore, everyone is Love, though we all experience Love from our own perspectives. Put another way, there is only me. Thus, whatever I do to another I am doing to myself as there is only me.
Bearing the One in mind, let's examine the biblical passage again. I believe it means as you love others you are loving yourself.
What if you don't know how to love?
No problem. I don't need to know how to love I simply need to believe there is love. Then I offer myself as an instrument of Love to express through. Then every moment is love in action.
What do I mean by "instrument of Love?"
An instrument of Love is rather like working for a company. The moment you sign your employment contract you're always representing that company. As a representative, you're helping to bring the company into awareness. In the same way as an instrument of Love, I am bringing Divine Love into conscious awareness.
How does one become an instrument of Love?
By choosing to be one. Offer yourself up as an instrument for Love to express through. It doesn't mean you cease to have desires as is the popular belief within spiritual circles; it simply means your desires become Love's desires. I haven't stopped being a writer, now I write about Love.
Offering yourself as an instrument doesn't mean becoming a saint either. Love meets you exactly where you are. Simply offer yourself as an instrument and then let Love guide you in a way that's right for you.
I experience love in so many different ways that I frankly don't have the time or inclination to record all of them. All I know is that as an instrument of Love I am constantly loving others, and as I love others I am loving myself.
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Friday, September 15, 2006
Loving the News
Perhaps, people have had enough of the rubbish that passes off as news and they'd rather not have another one, even if it's free.
Besides, people have the right to go about their business without having freebie newspapers shoved at them.
There are many others, myself included, who are grateful for free newspapers. There's always one lying on a bus seat for me to read.
This particular newspaper is full of gossip columns about what celebrities are getting up to, what politicians are doing or not doing, and the usual doom and gloom. There are also fun news like what's on television.
Yesterday, as I was reading the newspaper I saw myself as Light radiating love everywhere. Each letter, each space between each word, each sentence, and all the pictures were being bathed in light. I felt love going to the people in the news, the writers and readers everywhere. Then I abandoned the newspaper and was in pure bliss.
Read all about it! Reading the news is an opportunity to be love!
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Slang. a person who hasn't the interest or vitality to participate actively in a social party and whose mood, attitude, or personality lessens others' enjoyment; killjoy. Dictionary.comI love creating anagrams. I used to have so much fun trying to figure out how many words one could make out of particular letters until a party pooper friend brought the following Internet Anagram website to my attention, one of many websites that creates anagrams instantly. Terrific!
The other day my mother and I were trying to work out the Roman Numerals for 2,888 which is "MMDCCCLXXXVIII." The next day I came across a Roman Numeral and Date Conversion website which does it in moments. Thanks a lot, party pooper!
In fact, the Internet is nothing but a party pooper. There you are trying to remember some important fact. You let go and hope whatever it is will pop up sooner or later. Then you have a brilliant idea: Google it (or whatever search engine you prefer) and you receive your answer in an instant.
The biggest party pooper of all is God. God's ways are always effortless. The human way is the hard way. But then again, God doesn't force His way on us, it's up to us to choose whether we do things our way or the high-way.
Actually, I love that anagram website; it gives me so many choices. I love the fact that I have access to all that information on the Internet. Whether the information is correct is another matter. There are also times when I like trying to work things out until I get bored and call on the Party Pooper.
Party Pooper, help!
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It's Angel Day!
My friends said they were having fun exploring the museums as they don't have the old stuff back home in San Francisco. They'd been to Ireland, Scotland and now spending a few days in London. They talked about how London was very populated and wondered if it was the most populated city in the world.* I said I didn't know. Another woman behind us joined the conversation and she believed it was. She said that the area she lives in has changed recently because many more people have moved in. I asked her where she lived. Angel.
"You called me an 'angel' earlier," I said to my friends. "Here's someone who lives in Angel."
Later when I went home, I told my mother about the women I'd met on the bus. My mother said she'd watched a programme on television about antiques and the shops they focused on were based in Angel.
I'm having an angel day!
* List of Cities by Population
Calm Down, Dears!
It was time to pray. I saw myself as Light and Blogger as part of that Light.
Next, I logged into "Blogger Help Group" to check if others were having the same problem. They were. I left a message quoting the film director, Michael Winner, whose catch phrase on a TV advert was: "Calm down, dear, it's only a commercial."
My message was:
"Calm down, dear friends, Blogger is only down. Blogger will fix it soon. Trust me, I'm a blogger."Then I turned my attention to other matters. Soon I was able to view my web pages.
All is Light, including Blogger.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
The Love Sensor
I believe the Universe has a Love Sensor that senses everyone's needs and provides automatically. I believe all we have to do is be Love and let Love provide automatically, as was originally designed to do. The problem is we're so busy trying to make things work we're not letting the Love Sensor do Her job.
On a bus I had it in mind to get off at the penultimate stop so I could catch my other bus into town. I fell asleep during the journey. When I woke up I saw I had missed my stop and the next stop was going to be at the bus station. I've done this journey countless times. Every time I've fallen asleep I've always woken up just before my stop. Why did I miss my stop today? Why didn't you wake me up Universe? I had a feeling there was something the Universe wanted me to experience or witness.
When I got off the bus I decided to walk through the shopping centre. I went into a shop to browse. Then I felt a slight twinge signifying a desperate need to use the toilet. I thought I would wait till later but the urge was so strong I had to go. The toilets were next door. Just as I had finished I heard a man outside reminding us that it was 6 pm and the toilets were about to close. Wow, I had made it just in time! Thank you Universe for anticipating my needs so elegantly.
In another example, I was walking towards the bus stop. I was going to walk on the far left of the pavement but my legs seemed to have other ideas and walked on the right. It was then I realised that the entire left pavement had been cordoned off by the police. There were even several police officers hanging around the area. Thank you Love Sensor for guiding my path.
I trust in the Love Sensor.
Being the Source
1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.One of my favourite pastimes is browsing at the bookshop. I love flicking through glossy magazines - mainstream and black; magazines about sci-fi programmes on television. I love browsing Mind, Body and Spirit books so I can keep up to date with who's who; and humorous books for obvious reasons. You won't catch me reading books or magazines about DIY, gardening, decorating or cooking. I used to read lots of fiction but I haven't in years. I used to love reading poetry at the Poetry Library but it's closed for refurbishment.
2: The same was in the beginning with God.
3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4: In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1: 1-4
On the other hand, what has personal interest got to do with Love?
Yesterday evening I went to a park intending to go on a long walk. As soon as I started walking I no longer felt like walking. I went to my favourite bookshop instead where I knew I was going to have an experience but wasn't sure what. Maybe I was going to meet someone. I found a spare seat near the Mind Body Spirit section. I flicked through a magazine and browsed a book.
After a while I started people watching. I observed how customers were drawn to particular books. One woman caught my attention. One minute she looked flesh and blood the next she was light. Then the whole bookshop was transparent. I saw everything in the bookshop, the books, customers, furniture, everything, including myself, as rays of light coming from the one source that looked like the sun. Next, I was seeing from the perspective of the Source/Sun. I saw myself radiating infinite rays of love everywhere. In fact we were all the Source.
Then my vision went back to "normal" and I looked at the books on the shelf. How silly to think I only have a particular interest when I am in all books, all subjects, all interests.
This morning on the bus I practised seeing myself as the Source. As the bus drove by I could see myself in all, even areas of London I don't particularly find appealing. I was beaming out love indiscriminately. At one point the bus was stuck in traffic. I felt my rays in all cars, everywhere. As the bus finally moved on I could see there had been an accident. A paramedic was looking after the injured pedestrian lying on the road, while a police officer was directing the flow of traffic. How can there be so much hurt and pain when there is all this Love?
I am the Source of Love; we are all the Source of Love. Love is constantly pouring Her love. It is up to each of us to realise who we are as Love.
I am omnipresent Love.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Being Full of Self
"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." (Psalm 16: 11Yesterday I asked my mother if she feels like her real self.
"Look around you and you see lots of empty spaces with buildings, people and nature occupying these spaces. Is what you are perceiving actually true? Space has no reality. How can that be? There is space all around. There is not a single place where Love is not. By Love, I mean the substance of the universe that gives rise to form. Since Love is everywhere, how can there be any space? Space is, therefore, a false belief." There is No Space
"What do you mean?"
"Since you've been feeling aches and pains, do you feel the way you used to?"
"Well, I can't do the things I used to do," she said.
"Does it make you feel like you're less than who you are?"
"In a manner of speaking, yes, I do feel like I'm a lot less than I was."
"Why do you ask?"
"I've just had an idea that's all about how people's beliefs make them seem to be less than they are," I said.
I believe there is no such thing as a mortal. Mortality is an illusion. Mortals believe in gaps, vacuums and space which are not real because all space is filled to capacity with Love and Good. When you believe in mortality, the illusion is so strong that "mortals" literally appear as the illusion. Babies are full of life, joy and beauty. Their bodies are so flexible and they bounce back from anything. As you grow older and feed into mortal beliefs in lack you appear to be leaking out your life force until one day your body drops dead. The real you, who is eternal life, is untouched by mortal beliefs; She is always perfect no matter what.
Imagine what you would feel like if you were 10 times more joyful than you are now. It would feel like being like a baby again.
Imagine what you would feel like if you were 50 times more joyful.
How about 1000 times more joyful?
Imagine how your real Self feels like. She is always full of Joy, Life, Beauty, Love, and Wisdom. In fact your real Self is God. God is full of God.
Instead of people complaining that they're feeling sick, miserable, in lack etc which are not real anyway because Love occupies all space, why not reverse the thought? Just know that you are full of Life. In other words, listen to the voice of your true self who is full of goodness.
Mortal thought: I am feeling miserable.
Real Self: I am full of joy.
Mortal thought: I am in lack.
Real Self: I am full of abundance.
Mortal thought: I have no idea what to do with my life.
Real Self; I am full of inspiration.
Mortal thought: I am afraid.
Real Self: I am full of love.
Mortal thought: I am only human.
Real Self: I am Love, Light, God.
There is a popular belief that someone who is full of himself has a big ego. I beg to differ. In my humble opinion, someone who is full of himself is full of his real Self.
I am full of mySelf and proud of it.
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Monday, September 11, 2006
Love is All There Is
"Have you been waiting long?" he said.
"No, only a few minutes."
"Looks like we've just missed one then," he said.
"Yeah, probably. There was no one here when I arrived," I said.
"Lovely day, isn't it? In fact every day is more wonderful than the last," he said.
"Yes, life is good."
"You look like a Christian, are you a Christian?" he said.
"No, I follow no religion, I just believe in God."
"Yes we don't have to follow a religion as long as we believe in God."
"That's right. What about you?"
"I'm a Roman Catholic."
I thought it was interesting that he'd used the word "Roman" as I had been thinking about Roman Numerals.
He talked about how sad he was about the wars and famines in the world and how he was always praying for them. He said people deserve to have food and not starve.
"We all deserve all the good life has to offer," I said.
"Yes, but they deserve it more."
"No one deserves anything more than others," I said. "We are all equal."
He pointed to my handbag and said he knew someone who had been mugged and I should have my bag crossed around my body just in case.
"I'm good, thank you. God is all around and looking after me," I said.
"Yes, God is love and everywhere but you still have to be careful," he said.
"You can't believe in Love and then be in fear," I said. "Either you believe in God or you don't. Thanks for your concern but I'm perfectly fine."
He smiled and was silent for a few moments.
"I bet you have a beautiful name. What's your name?"
"That's a beautiful name and very unusual. Can you guess what mine is? It's a very popular name for English men."
"I don't know, John?"
"Close, it's actually James. You would have thought being Irish I would be called Patrick after our patron saint."
"James is a lovely name," I said.
Soon my friend's bus arrived. Before he left he said, "Don't ever stop being your happy self."
"I won't. And you take care."
With a final wave, my friend got on his bus.
Love is all there is.
Rapport and Roman Numerals
There was a time when I didn't know what I was meant to be doing. I did lots of different jobs in different industries. I was even offered employment as an administrator of a funeral directors, but I turned it down because I thought it was a dead-end job. So I've worked with all sorts of people. Every time I meet someone there's always something or many things we have in common.
What has Roman Numerals got to do with rapport?
At school I couldn't see the point in learning Roman Numerals. I thought the numbers we had were quite sufficient. What use is Roman Numerals to modern day living? The only time they come in useful is when you want to know what year a television programme was made: the year the programme was produced is usually written in Roman Numerals. Apart from that, who gives a toss?
Yesterday I discovered Roman Numerals can come in very handy when you want to be in rapport with someone. After my mother and I had finished watching something on television she made a comment about the year 2006 which is MMVI in Roman Numerals. She seemed to find them fascinating. Together we came up with the Roman Numerals for the year 2,888 which I knew would have many digits:
MMDCCCLXXXVIIIWow, 14 digits long!
The Roman Numerals for the year 3,888 is:
MMMDCCCLXXXVIII15 digits! Can't wait!
There I was thinking there was no point learning Roman Numerals and there was a reason all along - to help me bond with my mother.
I wonder how many Roman Numerals enthusiasts are going to read this article and get in contact with me? Hmmm! What's the Roman Numeral for zero, I wonder?
Like I said, there's not a single person I don't have rapport with even if it's over Roman Numerals.
Rapport is love.
I believe the One Love clothes HIMSELF in infinite forms so He can be in rapport with the many.
Related articles: Be Like a Chair; Being in Rapport With All; What is Rapport?
Saturday, September 09, 2006
That Loving Power
There is only one Power animating all life. This Power's will is for all to be in joy, peace, and live in abundance.
Related articles: The Will to Do Good; Dear God, What is Your Will For Me?
Friday, September 08, 2006
We agreed that the way people's movements are being restricted these days, we all need to learn to teleport.
During our conversation, I read the following quote:
"When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I'm sure it made the work seem that much more urgent." George CarlinHmmm! Looks like there are going to be lots of spontaneous teleportations purely out of necessity.
I believe the only way to get over an obstacle is to see yourself on the other side.
One to beam up!
Love is My Foundation
"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27: 1)Each of us has a built-in zoom lens that magnifies whatever our attention is focused on, which is then manifested as our life experiences. It is this faculty that enables us to experience one thing at a time. However, too much focus can appear to distort reality as I wrote in another article:
"For instance, while I was at college my campus was located near a park, or so I thought. I was so focused on college life I had reduced the park to a tiny area and magnified the campus as the whole park. It was only when I left college and started exploring the park that I realised how small the campus was in comparison to the whole park. My focus had distorted reality." The Way of No WayThough my focus had distorted reality, it was necessary for me to only focus on college at the time; and I enjoyed every moment.
What if you're experiencing something unpleasant? You're so focused on what you're experiencing, you end up magnifying the experience in your imagination. To release the experience you're going to have to zoom out of that experience and focus on something else. But is there any guarantee that what you're now focusing on is going to be more pleasant than the last experience?
The only way to guarantee you're always in joy, peace, love, freedom no matter what is to make it so. What do I mean by "make it so?"
I believe it's important for me to always have a foundation, a core belief or principle, that supports me no matter what I'm experiencing. This foundation is what I refer to as Love or Love-Light.
Love is omnipresent. This means there is no time or place where Love is not present. And where there is only Love, what is there to be afraid of?
Next, I have to bring this principle of Love to life.
I see Life as a circle and this circle is divided into infinite segments like on a pie chart. The whole circle or pie is Love-Light and each segment represents a moment. The paradox of each moment is they are not equal and yet they are. One moment can last for a second, one for a few hours, another for months, and one for a lifetime. At the same time, no matter how long each moment lasts they are Love-Light.
This article I am working on now is a segment that I have magnified with my zoom lens to bring Love into manifestation. In another moment I will walk to the bus stop which will last only a few minutes, considerably shorter than the moment it's taking to write this piece, yet both moments are Love.
Love is my foundation. No matter what I am being, Love-Light is.
Related articles: Love in Every Moment; The One Moment of Now is Like the Sun; The Way of No Way; Love is Always Present; I'd Rather Be Grateful, Thank You!; Where Do You Focus Your Attention?; The Director's Cut
Thursday, September 07, 2006
How Many Times
How many times I have stepped on someone's foot on the bus only to have the passenger let it go.
How many times have people stepped on my foot and I have let it go.
How many times I've exchanged smiles with "strangers."
How many times I've let someone in front of me, or someone has let me in front of them.
How many times motorists have let me jay-walk across the road.
How many times people have treated me, and continue to treat me, with kindness.
How many times.
Love is everywhere.
On my bus journey home I had a seat that was not in a designated area. A woman came on the bus. She looked "elderly" then again I wasn't sure. I wondered if I should offer her my seat then I had second thoughts. What if I offer her my seat and offend her? The only thing to do is to see how I feel. Do I want to give up my seat or not? I simply wanted to relax and enjoy my journey so I closed my eyes and did just that.
A couple of months back when we were having a heat wave in London, an "elderly" woman sat next to me. I touched her hand and asked her how she was doing. She said she was perfectly fine. She told me she went to see the evangelist, Morris Cerullo, at Earls Court recently. She said it in such a matter of fact way as if I was supposed to know who she was talking about. I did. Years ago, a friend took me to a crusade by the same evangelist at the same venue. As neither of us were into religion, we thought it was boring and we didn't stay till the end. The lady said she enjoyed the crusade. She said to me "You live with your mother, don't you?" I said yes. We talked about life in general then I got off the bus. I see, an aspect of Self playing the role of an elderly lady.
A while back on a cold winter's day I was thinking to myself how cold I was. An "elderly" lady walked by and said to me "cold, isn't it?" When I looked back she'd disappeared. I ran to check whether she'd gone into the shop close by but she was nowhere to be seen.
I once saw another "elderly" looking woman on the bus who looked green underneath her skin. I did a double-take and she did look green. She caught me staring at her and I looked away. She got off soon after. Love takes all forms.
Of course there are "genuine" people who consider themselves old and disabled who expect to sit in those designated seats. I tend to avoid those areas and sit elsewhere.
Rather than judging people by appearances I prefer to go with my feeling. If I feel like offering my seat to someone, I do. If I feel like chatting to a passenger, I do. If I feel like closing my eyes and enjoying the journey, I do that too.
Similarly if a guy offers me his seat, I don't consider whether he thinks I'm a pathetic woman who needs to sit down, I graciously accept and enjoy the ride.
No matter what the appearances, love is all there is.
Related articles: When Being Good is Not Enough; Appearances Can Be Deceptive; No Matter What the Appearances, Harmony Is; The Problem with Judging By Appearances
You could meet up at a venue where you hope to be introduced to like-minds. Sometimes you connect with people who share your interests and other times it seems like a lot of effort.
You could magnetise those who resonate with you effortlessly.
On my way to the local shops this morning I looked out for a man in the neighbourhood who usually says hello, but I couldn't see him. I also thought about another lady who lives round the corner. On my way back from the shops I bumped into her. She tells me I always uplift her so I make it a point to stop and say hello whenever I see her. I wished her a lovely day.
When I got home I chatted with my mother for a few minutes. I'm not that into fruits but for some reason I fancied a banana this morning. Then I walked to the bus station. Just as I arrived, I saw my bus leaving closely followed by another. Funny how I missed two buses in a row! Oh well, I'll just have to wait, won't I?
Another bus arrived but not the one I wanted. In the bus was the man I had looked out for earlier. He smiled and waved at me and I waved back. So that's why I was dithering at home and missed two buses just so I could see my friend. Isn't Love clever?
The other day just as I was getting on a bus I thought of something a friend had said earlier. Someone behind me called my name. It was the same friend. I told her I'd been thinking about her. My friend soon realised she had got on the wrong bus and got off at the next stop. Amazing how the power of Love had magnetised her to my bus.
I also find people who resonate with my experiences always find their way to my blogs, so I don't need to go looking for anyone.
I love networking the effortless way.
Related articles: An Important Message to the World Wide Web; It's Out of My Hands; The Work of Love