Tuesday, October 31, 2006
It got me thinking about prayers. If you think God is not answering your prayers, it could be you're filtering out the answers. It is possible your beliefs and thoughts are preventing you from seeing the answers already present.
You may have a fixed view of how things should be and are not open for God's infinite abundance to flow through limitless channels.
It could be you see yourself as totally independent and self-sufficient. How can you allow further assistance when you're perfectly capable of looking after yourself?
One day when you are finally ready to let go of your filters, you will then realise all good is already present and waiting to be received into your Inbox, albeit through different channels.
Let go of your filters and let God.
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Monday, October 30, 2006
I remember the first time I went to an introductory Hari Krishna Japa session. Armed with our prayer beads that we were to use as our guides, we were asked to chant a whole round of Hari Krishna, i.e. 108 times. By the time we'd finished I was the only one still awake; my Japa friends were all fast asleep. The leader was very impressed and asked me how I managed to stay focused. I guess it was fun.
I find chanting "God" is an excellent reminder that God is all in all. Other Japas I use are: "Love", "Peace", "Joy", "Light," and "I am that I am." There's nothing like power-walking your way by chanting "God."
My experience of Japa is that whatever I focus on comes to life in two ways. First, the Japa chants itself. This means after I've been chanting "God," I can still hear a voice in my head chanting God, rather like an annoying melody you can't get rid of. Well, I don't mind the thought "God" in my head.
Second, I experience the power of God in manifestation within and around me. Let's say I'm chanting "Peace," I feel a tangible peace as a tangible presence and feel myself as Peace. Ditto love, joy and light. If it's God, I feel this immense feeling of power within me and without.
Yesterday just for fun on a very long bus ride I chanted "God." When I stopped I noticed God's presence. I could see that as people were walking they were moving with God power and energy. It was dusk at the time and I was struck by the beauty of the sky as the invisible artist worked wonders on His cosmic canvas. I observed God's power moving the buses and all the cars around; I observed God's creative intelligence in all things. I also noticed a man in front of me with the words "Life&Glory" at the back of his jacket.
While Japa involves effort, in fact it is another way of being. When I'm focused on, say, Peace, I am being Peace. How Peace is made manifest, however, is none of my concern.
Related article: Holding the Vision
Peace Be With You
"I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!" Will RogersSo I went to central London intending to visit the Stephen Wiltshire gallery but I got sidetracked by the activities at Trafalgar Square. I was curious to find out what was going on. It was Eid in the Square, a celebration to mark the end of Ramadan, "the month of fasting observed by millions of Muslims across the world." The wonderful thing about the event was it was the first ever being held at Trafalgar Square. I figured I might as well join in the celebration.
"I want to know God's thoughts... the rest are details." Albert Einstein
I am very familiar with Ramadan because I come from a family that is part Muslim. My grandmother on my mother's side was raised a Christian; her father was a Methodist minister. She married my grandfather who was a Muslim. Their children were raised as Muslims. When their father passed away the children were given the option whether they wanted to remain Muslim or convert to Christianity. My mother and one brother converted to Christianity while another brother and sister remained Muslims. I was brought up as a Christian Methodist but I now follow no religion.
At Eid in the Square, I found there was a tangible atmosphere of peace in the Square. One performer said his music had both British and Arabic influence but his songs sounded more like a prayer. The presenters seem to emanate peace; even the applause from the audience sounded peaceful. It didn't really surprise me because Muslims always greet one another with "Salam Alaikum" which means "peace be upon you." Every performer started with "Salam Alaikum." I was so moved by the songs I wanted to stay for the whole ceremony. I figured I could visit the gallery the next day, but then I had a thought to visit the gallery as it was only five minutes away. I got there just in time before they closed. It turned out the gallery wasn't open the next day (Sunday).
After the gallery, which had amazing pictures, I was back at the square. I moved among the audience and felt myself being embraced by this peaceful presence all around me. In fact, the presence stayed with me hours later after I'd left the event.
For me, there is a definite difference between peace and bliss. Peace is a tangible presence, while bliss is an inner feeling of great joy and happiness. I can be embraced in this peace while still thinking; but when I feel blissful, I'm captured in bliss. When I went to Diwali on the Square two weeks back, the vibe was of joy and happiness. The songs were lively and people looked as if they were filled with joy. The vibe of Eid was that of peace.
The experience got me thinking about God. Most people believe God is love but love isn't all that God is. God is the sum total of all that is good which includes love, peace, joy, bliss, wisdom, power, life, freedom, harmony, beauty...etc. Now religions are based on a founder/leader/teacher's vision or realisations of God. I've studied Jesus' ministry in the Bible on which Christianity is meant to be based on. From his teachings and miracles, Jesus was demonstrating God's many attributes such as spirit, light, love, grace, peace, truth, freedom, harmony, abundance and life. These attributes are the gifts of Christianity. The reason why I could never be a Christian is because I'm only interested in the attributes of God not human doctrines.
At one point I was interested in Hari Krishna because of the devotional aspect of singing and praising God. I soon discovered you couldn't become a member without following the teachings of the religious leader. I got what I wanted and left the rest behind.
I believe Islam offers peace to the world and for that I am very grateful.
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Saturday, October 28, 2006
I call on the Inner DJ, whose job it is to play in my head songs I love, the ones that give me goosebumps. "DJ drop that beat!" Sometimes the Inner DJ reminds me of lyrics that are full of joy.
I call on the Inner Clown who sees everything in a funny light. He is an endless source of funny anecdotes, satire and humour.
I recall funny stories and incidents. Ideas fill me up with joy.
I tune into my inner canned laughter that sounds like the way I laugh.
The simplest way of course is to simply be still and know that I am Joy.
I find joy tastes like nectar. How do I know what nectar tastes like? Because...as a child, I used to cut the heads off flowers and drink their nectar. Yes, it was me, I confess my sins, OK! In case you’re wondering, no, I no longer drink nectar from flowers, I'm a big girl now.
I feel joy, I see joy, I taste joy, I hear joy, I smell joy.
I am endless joy.
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Friday, October 27, 2006
One Voice, Many Voices
The inner voice is the spokesperson for the other voices.
What are the other voices?
Each voice represents the real self of each individual that is unique, full of joy, love and boundless. That doesn't only apply to humans but all life, all forms and all ideas.
If I want to know the real truth of someone, all I need to do is tune into the real self and listen.
All selves are interconnected.
The many voices are one.
Enocia a.k.a. Vector8
The Law of Love
I believe there are two fundamental laws.
First, Love is all there is.
Second, you experience what you believe.
What do I mean by Love?
Love means so many different things to different people. Some people believe Love is acceptance of all things. Some believe Love is loving unconditionally. For some, Love is impartial and attracts to you exactly what you put out.
For me, Love is good and wonderful and true. Love only knows and sees Love. Love is the Light that knows no darkness. Because Love is good, Love is constantly transmuting anything unlike itself into itself. And Love is constantly creating all things new. Therefore, it doesn't matter what my thoughts were a moment ago, Love is making all things love. And another thing, Love is not under any other rules or law as it is unconditioned.
As far as I'm concerned, the universe is governed by only one Law: "Life is Love; and Love is what I believe it is."
Obviously, it's my own personal view. People who share my beliefs will probably have similar experiences; people who don't, won't.
Life is Love.
Related article: Activating Love
Imagine you've been invited to your friend's house for dinner. She's prepared a dish you're not familiar with. You try to work out what the different flavours are but you have no idea what they are. You come to the conclusion that you don't like the food. When your friend asks you what you thought of the food, you politely tell her you enjoyed it. A few weeks later, you're back at your friend's place for dinner. Because she thought you liked what she prepared the last time, she's prepared the same dish. Not wanting to upset your friend you have some. This time you really like it. What's changed? Could it be that you started liking the food once your taste buds had got accustomed to the food?
Most of what I like is acquired taste that I've grown to love over time. There have been some things that I have not liked even though I've had them several times. In other words, I've trained my taste buds to appreciate some tastes and not others. For instance, I don't like avocado but when it's prepared as guacamole I don't mind it at all, though I can't say I'm crazy about it.
Back to the question at hand. If we are swimming in Love, how come the world doesn't reflect this? Could it be that we need to train our senses to become aware of Love’s presence?
When you are aware of something you activate that thing; and the thing appears to come to life.
Sometimes on my bus journeys I play the game of colours. I decide, for instance, that I'm going to notice all things purple, and all I notice is purple. And the more purple I notice, the more purple experiences I attract. By becoming aware of purple. I am activating purple; I am bringing purple to life. When I get bored playing this game I stop noticing purple; or rather, all colours merge into one.
So if we want to experience Love we need to become aware of Love which activates Love. Activating Love is becoming aware of the Power of Love in all ideas, all forms visible and invisible, all space, and all time.
There is a passage in the Bible when Jesus is hungry. He approaches a fig tree hoping he'll find some figs on it, but he finds nothing but leaves. Jesus tells the tree:
"No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it." (Mark 11: 14)The bible says "in the morning", presumably the next day, when Jesus and his disciples pass by the fig tree, they notice it has withered to the roots. Jesus' disciple, Peter, asks him about it.
"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.Jesus seems to be teaching his disciples not only about faith in God but becoming aware of the Power of God in all things. When you know the Power that created the Universe is in a tree, you can tell it to wither and it will.
"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith." (Mark 11: 22-23)
Imagine living in a Universe where you're aware of the Power of Love working in all. You can speak to anything and it will obey you.
As I was crossing the road I saw my bus approaching the stop. By the time I crossed over the road, the bus doors were closed and the driver was about to take off. I thought "I really want that bus." The driver opened the front doors and I was able to get on board.
Activating love is not creating Love as Love is always present. Activating Love is simply becoming aware of the Presence of Love in all things.
Love is all in all.
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Thursday, October 26, 2006
God in Every Moment
"God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early." (Psalm 46:5)While I was working on a piece called Boundlessness, the Internet went down. The library staff believed it was a network problem and didn’t know how long it would take to fix it. I prayed to the Source in the story I was writing.
How did I pray to the "Source in the story I was writing?" By realising the following two principles:
First, God is all in all. This means every idea and experience contains the infinite power of God, the same power that gives rise to the universe.
Second, when I get an idea for an experience it is because the experience is seeking expression.
Therefore, the story is God seeking expression. I asked God for help.
I then turned my attention to writing this piece knowing by the time I had finished I would be able to publish both stories.
That’s exactly what happened.
God is all in all.
Thank you God.
Related article: Everything You Want, Wants You
While I appear to have my own body that distinguishes me as separate from another, that is not the full story. If I think of my identity purely from this standpoint then I am limiting myself. I have to go beyond the form to discover my infinite potential which is boundless love.
Recently on the bus I heard this man speaking to his son (or daughter) on his mobile phone. He was asking him what he'd been up to and when he could see him. He also asked the child about the baby. I wondered if this meant the man wasn’t living with the children’s mother. Instead of dreaming up stories about him I asked him outright.
"Was that your son or daughter?"
"It was my daughter."
"How old is she?"
"She's three. I like calling her because by the time I get home she's usually in bed."
"I love her so much and I really miss not seeing her," he said.
"That's lovely. You mentioned something about a baby?"
"Yes, he's only 6 months old."
"Sounds like you're really enjoying being a dad," I said.
"Yes, I am," he grinned. "What about you, have you got any kids?"
"Don't you want any?"
"It's not really my path."
"I know what you mean. Being a parent is a huge responsibility and it is not for everyone. Sometimes I feel sad when I am not home in time to spend time with my daughter."
"Well it's been nice talking to you," I said as we approached the last stop."
A few days later I was speaking to a friend and I told her about this man who loved his kids. My friend was surprised I had not only eavesdropped his conversation, I had got him to open up to me about his family situation. I thought it was the most natural thing to do.
The other day at a bookshop I heard a young man speaking on his mobile with a friend or so I presumed. He sounded American. At first he was happy sharing what he'd been up to in London. Then the tone of his voice changed as if he was guarded. He told his friend he was trying to stay in his "core" and didn't appreciate his friend's advice. He said the reason why they usually fall out is because his friend is always trying to tell him how he should live his life. He said he couldn't take his friend's advice seriously because he couldn’t see any evidence of her applying the same advice to her life situation. The man said he had to go and hung up. I wondered if he had been speaking to his girlfriend.
When he'd finished I went back to the book I was browsing. On the next page the reader was talking about how important it is to be true to yourself and stay in your "core" no matter what. People mean well when they give advice but only you know what's the right thing for you. You have to trust in the voice within you.
I was now facing a dilemma. I wanted to share this paragraph with the young man but if I did it would confirm I'd been eavesdropping his conversation. What to do? I decided to go for it. I told him I was a writer and I usually listen to snippets of people's conversation as I found them interesting. I told him I'd just come across a paragraph that mirrored his conversation.
When he'd finished reading the paragraph, he said "I can relate to this. My mother is always trying to tell me what to do. She seems stuck in a particular way of seeing me and can't see that I've grown and quite capable of following my own guide."
"I know exactly what you mean," I smiled. "Your mother means well, they all do."
"Thanks for sharing this," he said.
At the bus stop the other day, I met this elderly lady who was carrying a suitcase. I pointed out to her that her suitcase was open. She thanked me. I asked her where she was going and she said Knightsbridge. She asked me what bus she could take. I told her she needed to get two buses. She said she was doing her family tree and had discovered some connections to a famous company. When our bus arrived we sat in separate seats. I picked up a newspaper and had a good read. Later I realised we were both travelling on the same route so I sat next to her. She resumed her story about what she'd discovered in her research. Much of what she was saying didn't make much sense to me as it had a lot to do with family feuds over inheritance. When we got off the bus and got on the next one, she continued telling me about her family situation. She divorced her husband and had to raise three sons on her own. She said it was hard but she was very determined. She fought for her kids to have scholarships to attend public school, which in the UK is a a fee charging independent secondary school. Now her grown up sons are doing very well, one is even a millionaire. Just before she got off she said it was nice speaking to me. It would appear my friend simply needed someone to listen to her and that is what I did.
When you know your nature is boundless it's quite natural for you to speak to someone beside you; after all, that person is you. You may even find that the one sitting beside you has the very answer you've been seeking or you have something that person needs at that moment.
There are no boundaries.
All is Love.
Related article: There are No Doors
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Games People Play
There is the cost of living for one, which is way higher than many of us can afford.
The minority, the rich, are getting richer; why can't they share what they have?
And the government is trying to squeeze people mercilessly for more tax.
The media is constantly feeding people with lies and more lies.
The police are corrupt.
Because of all those additives and preservatives, we have no idea what is good to eat.
The NHS (National Health Service) has gone to the dogs.
We are depleting the earth's natural resources, which is leading to global warming. At the rate we're going, the British Isles will soon be under water.
And people look so miserable, don't they? Maybe, it's all the negative thoughts in the ethers.
Moan, moan, moan.
Consider the following:
Do not say:The Bhagavad Gita is speaking about our true nature, Brahman. Brahman is perfection; and nothing can be added to or taken away from perfection.
"God gave us this delusion."
You dream you are the doer,
You dream that action is done,
You dream that action bears fruit.
It is your ignorance,
It is the world's delusion
That gives you these dreams.
The Lord is everywhere
And always perfect:
What does He care for man's sin
Or the righteousness of man?
The Atman is the light:
The light is covered by darkness:
This darkness is delusion:
This is why we dream.
When the light of the Atman
Drives out our darkness
That light shines forth from us,
A sun in splendour,
The revealed Brahman. The Song of God Bhagavad Gita
The Lord is infinite energy, why would He care about what goes in food?
The Lord is abundance, why would He care about how much things cost?
The Lord is infinite love, why would He care about whether one is being good or bad, negative or positive?
The Lord is truth, why would He care what the newspapers have to say?
The Lord is infinite power, how can He ever be depleted of energy?
Here's another reminder:
The Lord is everywhereIndeed.
And always perfect:
What does He care for man's sin
Or the righteousness of man?
So instead of moaning about the state of the world, which is only a dream anyway, I focus on what I believe to be my true identity. Then I see everything we moan about for what it is - a virtual reality game that has no power; a game I can choose to participate in or not.
I am Brahman.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Everything You Want, Wants You
"So be yourself and enjoy Life in your own Divine way. Do not fear to be your true self, for everything you want, wants you." (Your Invisible Power, Genevieve Behrend, p. 48)Whenever I have an idea to have an experience, that experience already exists. The reason why I have had the idea is because the idea is seeking expression in the first place. Therefore, instead of trying to figure out how the idea is going to be expressed, all I need to do is trust in the idea to express through me in Its own way.
Years ago I had an idea that I'd never seen any pink cars. After that I started noticing fuchsia taxis. Soon I started seeing pink cars. There were not many of them, mind you. Now I see at least one pink car a week. In the last three days I've seen two pink cars.
Yesterday on the bus I picked up a freebie newspaper. With all the free newspapers they are dishing out these days, I've been wondering why people bother buying the evening newspapers. Anyway, this newspaper said its sister newspaper, which is not free, was offering free cinema tickets to every reader. I guess it was an incentive to buy their newspapers.
Later in the evening while I was sitting in a bookshop in town, a man sat beside me. I noticed he was reading the evening newspaper, the one you pay for. I also noticed a strong smell of fish around him as if he'd been eating tuna or something. After he'd finished reading it he started reading his book. I asked if I could borrow his newspaper and he let me. I flicked through it. I noticed a headline that read "Guardian rules OK!" that was almost a mirror image to an article I wrote recently called God Rules, OK!, but I didn’t read what it was about. I then noticed the free cinema voucher for next Monday. After I'd finished browsing I handed the newspaper back to my friend. He asked if I'd found it interesting and I said not particularly. When he'd finished reading his book he said goodbye. I noticed he'd left his newspaper so I called him back but he said he didn't want it. So I cut the voucher out of the newspaper.
Hmmm! Something smells very fishy here! I wonder if the Universe was trying to bless me with a cinema ticket? I haven't been to the cinema in ages.
Why, you sneaky so and so!
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Monday, October 23, 2006
All is Love-Light
See all as Spirit/Mind/Love/Light.
Where there is only Love-Light there are no persons, no nature, no planets, no stars, no dimensions, no forms.
All is Love-Light.
Friday, October 20, 2006
I no longer felt the urge.
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Love is Nuts! - Part Deux
Later while I was waiting for a bus, as I do, I thought about the comment again and chuckled to myself. A woman sat beside me and pulled out what I thought was a bar of chocolate.
"Hmmm, a chocolate fan?"
"No, it's nuts."
She dug into her bag, pulled another one out and gave it to me. It was a kind of peanut bar coated in honey that I've never had before. I can't recall now what it was called but it was delicious.
Is Love nuts or what?
I'm now going to think about Millions of Pounds and see what happens. ;)
Related article: Love is Nuts!
God Rules, OK!
A man sat in front of me and smiled. I thought he had a lovely smile. He handed me some flyers. They were about a man called Lowell 'Spirit' Grant. Spirit runs a shop that sells fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and Caribbean foods. Since 2001, Spirit has been in various disputes over his shop. First, it was the local council who gave him 28 days to come up with £100,000 or the shop would be sold off at auction. While Spirit managed to raise 10% of the amount, the shop was sold off to an "offshore developers" for £15,000 less than he [Spirit] had already pledged to pay." Spirit's new landlords who are also "big offshore developer" have put his rent up to a level he can't afford to pay. He's currently in a legal battle with them about his arrears. To help raise money for his rent arrears Spirit is organising a Benefit Party.
After I'd finished reading the flyers I said to my friend on the bus that maybe Spirit should turn to Spirit/God for help. I told my friend about when I had a pain in one knee and I saw many therapists to sort it out until I depleted all my resources. When I finally turned to God for help God showed me a vision of myself running, and it happened. I promised to email Spirit the next day.
My friend said he lives in Lewisham but was going home a different way. I told him I was going to get the bus to Lewisham. My friend said he helps Spirit out in his shop. I asked him if they went to the Notting Hill Carnival last August. He said they always attend and it is their busiest time of the year. He told me about all the food they prepared and how their clients love Spirit's fish. At the last carnival they were the last to leave.
The "battle" Spirit is going through to maintain his livelihood represents the battle we all go through to live the way we believe we should live. Whose life is it anyway?
A while back I met an old friend I knew from college. (I wrote about her in the article, In the Presence of Love). While we were chatting about college friends we both knew she said, "What happened to the girl you used to hang out with, the one with the baby? You too were really close."
"You mean C?"
"Yes, her. She planned to go to America after college. Did she go to America?"
"Yes, but she's dead."
I didn't mean to blurt it out like that but as she was getting off at the next stop there was no other way to put it. My friend looked stunned as she got off the bus.
I'd always admired C. She was one of those students who was very well organised. I marvelled at how she could write excellent essays way ahead of the deadline, and still run an impeccable home, which she shared with her American boyfriend and their two year old son. I was single and had no responsibilities but my essays were always written at the last minute. You only saw me in the library when there was a deadline, then I would stay in the library from dawn till we got chucked out late at night. I wrote my 10,000 words dissertation in 2 days. I was so stressed that the night before the deadline I had diarrhoea. Still, I managed to hand my essay in five minutes before the deadline; and I got an A for it, so it can't be bad.
C had a plan for her life - she intended to get her degree, do her Masters and then emigrate to America, which was going to be relatively easy as her boyfriend was American. We lost touch after college but I heard she got her Masters. Then it was her boyfriend's turn to get his degree. In the meantime, they had two more kids. When her boyfriend had got his degree, they got married and went to live in America. I didn't hear about her for quite some time until another college friend called me to tell me the news. Apparently, C and her husband were driving home one night when they got involved in an accident. Both were killed instantly. I was devastated when I heard the news. What's the point of all that planning only to get yourself killed? What's it all about?
The problem with making plans on your own is you're doing so under your own personal will that may or may not be in harmony with another's will; and anything can happen. You could be walking down the street and someone could harm you for no reason, though one could argue that you attracted the experience because of your thoughts, beliefs or karma.
Well, instead of being under the will of man, which is quite chaotic, I would rather take my chances in God where I know there is only Love. As Dorothy Rieke puts it:
"There cannot be both God and hatred, fear, criticism, resentment, rebellion, worry, or sin of any kind. There is just God. There cannot be both God and even a belief in error, because this law rebukes even a claim or a belief contrary to God's allness. There is no claim or belief, no dream, no illusion. There is just God. How does the law of God's allness rebuke even a claim or a belief of another law? It is because unfathomable, infinite, eternal, divine Mind is All, and there is no other mind, no mortal mind, to entertain even a claim or a belief of something opposed to God. There is just God, divine Mind. How wonderful it is that no matter what the error, we understand it to be completely nonexistent, utterly impossible, because of the ever-presence of the allness of God. So, when we say, "I'm not concerned about anything," we actually mean that because of the allness of God, there is absolutely nothing to be concerned about." Wonderful Things are HappeningGod is the only law. God is in charge of my affairs. God is in all time. God Rules, OK!
Why fight when I can trust in God?
Related articles: Will Power; Person or Spirit?; Love is My Foundation; Whose Life is it Anyway?
Thursday, October 19, 2006
There are No Doors
Friend: Perhaps you shouldn't be shutting doors, but opening them.The Universe is total freedom. It is our true nature to be boundless. With our beliefs, each of us has created doors and walls around us and locked ourselves behind our doors.
Enocia: Maybe. On the other hand, perhaps, there are no doors.
The other day my mother went to a church service that lasted over 5 hours. I asked her how the service went and she said it was great and she felt really uplifted until her journey home. While she was getting off the bus she slipped and fell on one knee. She said six people came to her assistance.
Interesting. How could she have spent so many hours at a prayer meeting and not have the power of God around her?
As my mother and I share a belief in a God of Love. I said to her that since God is all there is, He is ever present in and around her. I quoted a passage from the Bible I knew she could relate to:
"For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone." (Psalm 91: 11-12)She said that at least there were people willing to help her.
I was still puzzled why she would fall if she's been praying all day. Then I remembered my mother's favourite saying. When any of her Sierra Leonean friends ask her how she is, she always says in Krio "A dey foddum an grap" which means "I fall and I get up."
Is it possible my mother's expression had been manifested? She had fallen and had a lot of assistance getting up.
The next day the pastor of the church she'd attended called her. She told him about her fall. He attributed it to the devil, who wants to take away one's good.
Hmmm! What if the devil is your own beliefs, your own door you've built up? You're trying to get out of a door that you've constructed. If only you would realise that the door is a figment of your imagination; and that you are boundless.
When I brought my mother's favourite expression to her attention she said it was only an expression that people use and not to be taken literally.
As I see it, Love is all there is. Thoughts and beliefs not in accordance with Love are constantly being cancelled out because Love is always transmuting all into itself, Love. If that is not your view of reality, however, you're under cause/effect, where your thoughts are being manifested, for better or for worse. You then have to be constantly vigilant over your thoughts.
The way I bypass cause/effect is I know there is only one Law and it is Love, and it is good.
There are no doors, just boundless Love.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I had it in mind to get up earlier than usual. When it got to the time, I was still groggy from what I believed to be from lack of sleep. I'm going to rest for another minute. One minute stretched to ten. Then I had a thought. Well, it was more like a gentle reminder really. A Voice said, "What difference does it make how long you stay in bed? It’s not you doing the shopping but the Universe, the Us, the one "I", remember?"
Yeah, yeah, thanks for the reminder! Bugger! OK, I let the "I" take over. I was instantly wide awake and ready to rock and roll.
This got me thinking about will power. While I was snoozing and thinking I needed more sleep so I can have more energy to do the shopping, I was using my will power. In other words, I was dreaming I had a separate will from the One Will. I had to be willing to let go and surrender to the One Will.
Reminds me of a bus journey I had a while back.
On the bus, I was sitting behind a man who was fast asleep. At first it was quite amusing watching his head roll from side to side. I also found it interesting to see how relaxed he was. It occurred to me that the personality self wasn't "at home." Then he fell out of his seat and hit his head hard. The passenger on the other side looked horrified. The man opened his eyes, got back on the seat, and went back to sleep as if nothing had happened. As I didn't feel like witnessing a repeat performance, in thought I said to him "Be still!" After that his head rolled back and he stayed in the same position throughout the journey. At the last stop, where I was getting off, the man was still asleep. I touched his shoulder but that didn't rouse him. I gave him a good shake and told him we were at the last stop and it was time to get off.
This deep state of sleep, where the man's will has left his body, reminds me of hypnosis. The hypnotherapist usually puts his patient into a deep state of relaxation, where the person is then open to suggestions. Most of the time mind control occurs when most of us are asleep.
The advantage of having personal will power is that you can prevent yourself from being hypnotised. On the other hand, if you're too set in your ways, you're not open to new ideas. So to let in new ideas you have to willingly surrender to Universal Will by intending it so.
As I was getting dressed I thought about all the people the one "I" has to work through in order for me to run my mother's errand. First of all I needed to get a new bus pass at our local shop. Just as well I didn't leave too early because they open quite late. Then there is the bus I need to get to the shop, the supermarket having what my mother required, etc. Imagine trying to synchronise all these wills. There's no way I can do this on my own. It's best for me to surrender to the Universal Will and trust in Him to do the work on my behalf.
At our local shop I asked the shop keeper who is Asian, i.e. of Indian Sub-continent origin, if he celebrated Diwali. He said he was Hindu and did. I told him I went to the Diwali on the Square celebration last Sunday. He said he didn't realise they were having it on that day and was sorry he missed it. As we were speaking I had the thought that as the one "I", he was also present at the celebration. As the one "I", I celebrate all religions. As the one "I", I exist in all time. Only when I think of myself as a person can I say that I do this and not that.
Will power is our personal freewill. At every moment you have to choose whether you wish to exercise your will power (freewill) or surrender to Universal Will. In my case, I am consciously aware of the two options. It is our will power that makes us unique and individual. However, when you surrender your will to the Universal Will, your destiny is tied in with everyone. Therefore, what blesses one blesses the all.
I choose Universal Will.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Time and Timelessness
Love-Light does not experience the passage of time, and yet IT does.
How is it possible for the Love-Light that is timelessness to experience time?
Picture this. Two light beings are communicating telepathically:
Fancy meeting up?
How about now?
Now is not good for me.
How about this now?
What about now?
That's all well and good when you're travelling at the speed of Xelcron (a measurement system in Vector8 that is faster than thought), but then these light beings wanted to slow things down a bit and experience days. Unfortunately, having one day called Sunday, i.e. day of the Sun, was a tad problematic.
Fancy meeting up?
Yeah, how about Sunday?
Does it matter? Every day is a Sunday.
OK, I'll see you next day Sunday.
What time shall we meet up?
So to avoid confusion we made up time. Time gives us a point of reference which we identify as yesterday, today, tomorrow; past, present and future; before, now and after.
Earlier today I walked to my destination. I left home in the present. As I continued walking, my destination was my future and my home my past. When I arrived at my destination, my future was now my present. It took around 40 minutes, though I can't be sure as I haven't got a watch.
The moments we measure cumulatively that we call time, emerge from timelessness.
The problem is when we start splitting timelessness into that which we consider to be time and timeless. We then perceive ourselves as Spirit/Mind and body; Spirit/Mind is timeless and the body is in time. Because you believe time passes, you experience the passage of time in your body, which we collectively define as aging, until your body packs up on you and you "die." There is always the odd exception to the rule, however:
"The error of thinking that we are growing old, and the benefits of destroying that illusion, are illustrated in a sketch from the history of an English woman, published in the London medical magazine called The Lancet.One way to avoid "splitting" timelessness into time and the timeless is to see every moment as timelessness. Therefore, whether you identify moments as seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years or Xelcron, they are still the same - timelessness. In other words, timelessness is God; God is all time.
"Disappointed in love in her early years, she became insane and lost all account of time. Believing that she was still living in the same hour which parted her from her lover, taking no note of years, she stood daily before the window watching for her lover's coming. In this mental state she remained young. Having no consciousness of time, she literally grew no older. Some American travellers saw her when she was seventy-four, and supposed her to be a young woman. She had no care-lined face, no wrinkles nor gray hair, but youth sat gently on cheek and brow. Asked to guess her age, those unacquainted with her history conjectured that she must be under twenty." Science and Health, 245: 1-15
Since God is all time, this means that every moment is Love-Light. Though it took me around 40 minutes to walk it felt as if I'd done nothing at all. God was taking the walk; I was being timelessness.
So you can still plan for the future. You can book a flight for a certain date knowing that date is timelessness. And because God is that date, all is well.
So now when I wake up, I acknowledge the day as timelessness and very good.
Time is timelessness.
I am timelessness.
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Monday, October 16, 2006
Realising God's allness is not sufficient, otherwise we would all be living in bliss right now and everything will be perfect.
I believe prayer keeps one connected to the truth of God's allness.
I use three kinds of prayers:
Prayer of thanksgiving.
Focus on the Love-Light of God.
Be the Love-Light that I am
- Petition/begging prayer.
That depends on what the need is at the time. For instance yesterday I replaced a light bulb in the living room. It's one of those awkward light shades that you have to feel your way around. Instead of fiddling I prayed. The bulb fitted into place effortlessly. There was also another bulb that I tried to replace a while back but it just wouldn't go in. I decided to pray about that too and it went in no problem.
Another begging prayer is I ask God to show me through His Vision.
"Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." (Psalm 119: 18)This is very useful when I can't see the answer to my prayers.
At times my petition prayer is simply "Help!"
- Prayer of thanksgiving.
This is when I acknowledge that God is all there is, God as the only Power, and affirm that all is well.
- Focus on the Love-Light of God.
This is when I simply focus on the Light within that we all are.
- Be the Love-Light that I am.
This is when I am simply in inner silence and being the Love that I am.
Answers come as visions, ideas, or manifested in form.
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It's a Dog's Life!
"That's the only way I can get him to obey me," the man chuckled.
A few minutes later on my walk I heard a man and a woman walking behind me, then they walked ahead. Suddenly, the man picked up a stick and hurled it at a distance, then he chased after it and picked it up.
"Hey, are you a dog or something?" I asked him.
He smiled and picked up the stick and hurled it again and went chasing after it. He even made a barking noise.
"It must be something he's eaten," his girlfriend said.
Animals, and people, do the funniest things!
Diwali - Festival of Lights
Last week Sunday I went to Trafalgar Square thinking it was time for the annual Diwali on the Square celebration. It wasn't. I made a mental note to attend the celebration at some point.
Yesterday my mother and I were invited to my brother's. My mother was going to church in the morning. I thought I would wait for her until she got home and then go to my brother's. I amused myself by watching television. By 3 o'clock I'd had enough of waiting so I went for a walk. Then I had an idea to get a bus into town via Trafalgar Square. On the Square the Diwali Celebration was in full swing.
What is Diwali?
"Enthusiastically celebrated by people of all nationalities, races and religions, Diwali, the festival of lights, creates a magical world of joy and festivity. It celebrates the victory of good over evil - and the glory of light over darkness. The word Diwali or Deepavali means 'a row of lamps'.I got off the bus and joined the party.
"Diwali marks new beginnings and a renewal of commitment to family values, and represents joy, love, reflection, resolution, forgiveness, light and knowledge." Diwali
Although the audience was predominantly Asian (which in the UK refers to people of Indian Sub-continent origin), there were people of all nationalities enjoying the event.
Performances on stage included traditional Indian dance, contemporary dance, traditional and contemporary Asian singers, and even this white guy doing his own rendition of the Hare Krishna Mantra. One singer who blew me away was Raghav, whose unique sound was a fusion of Bhangra, Hip Hop, R&B and Dancehall. And it got me bopping. The audience loved it.
They were also giving away free goodie bags. As I love Indian sweets I went to get one but there was way too much competition for my liking. After my third attempt and still no joy there was only one final option: prayer. "God, please get me a goodie bag now!" A man came out with more bags and stood right next to me and I got one. The interesting thing was people stopped "fighting" for goodie bags after that. There was more than enough to go round.
As expected, the sweet was delicious. I took a drink and some "Bombay Mix" home for my mother to enjoy.
Later I asked my mother if she went to my brother's. She said she got home at 6.30 pm and it was too late. We've arranged to visit my brother next weekend.
Happy Diwali everyone!
Love and Light,
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Saturday, October 14, 2006
To Love is to Trust
You don't see or hear from someone for ages and you phone to find out how they are because you are worried about them. I know people mean well by showing concern but...
What if you're sensitive and picking up on your loved one's way of loving you by showing concern? You're bound to be running scared. I wonder if there is so much fear because of the way people are loving one another?
What if we loved one another by trusting in the Infinite Intelligence whose intention for all is very good. Some people call this Intelligence Love. What if we stopped worrying and knew that no matter where your loved one is, he or she is always being cared for by Love?
What if by trying to change the world, we trust that Love is working perfectly in HER own way?
As the bus I was in was approaching the last stop, I saw my next bus was just leaving. Damn, I wish I could have caught that bus. Now I'm going to have to wait for another one. Oh well. When I arrived at the bus station I noticed the bus I wanted had stopped and the bus driver was fiddling at the back of the bus, which gave me time to get on. The driver got on board and tried the ignition, but the engine was dead. I thought to myself: "The Power that gives rise to the planets, the stars, the sun, the galaxies, and all forms is the same Power moving this bus."
The driver got out and fiddled at the back of the bus. He tried the ignition and the bus came to life. For the rest of the 40 minutes or so journey home, the engine was purring like a contented cat.
I am reminded of a passage in the Scriptures:
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3: 5-6)When I arrived home my mother wasn't at home. She never said she was going out and it's getting late. I wonder where she is? Oh well, she's perfectly fine because Love is all there is.
Why fret when you can trust in Love?
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Friday, October 13, 2006
The Answer is Always One
There is only One Life, One Love, One Creative Intelligence, One Power and One Intention.
This means that there is only One Source that we are all drawing from to live, think, move and have our being. All our good intentions is from the One that wants all to be happy.
I’ve read many experiences of near-death where people meet a Light entity that is full of love. This entity is perceived as God, Buddha, Jesus, Krishna or whatever deity the individual believes in. Others perceive a clear Light that is millions of times brighter than the sun and full of love. You don’t have to have a near death to encounter the Light, I’ve seen and merged with the Light during meditation.
How can I describe this Light?
Well, imagine being loved by your parents, friends, boyfriend, lover and multiply that love by a zillion and it won't come close. The Light is the sum total of all good feelings of love, peace, joy, happiness, pleasure, laughter and you just want to stay in that feeling forever and ever and ever.
I have experienced this feeling as intense Light where I am merged in with the Light and I am the Light. Others may experience the Light as different colours or sounds.
This Light is the One and my real Self.
How do we apply the truth of the One to our lives?
By remembering that there is only ONE. Only One Exists.
Just before I started working on this piece the network slowed down to a halt. It was time to acknowledge the truth of the One.
There is only One Power in the Universe and the same Power is working as the Internet Now.
I left it alone and typed the piece on Word. Soon the network was up and running.
The answer to every single problem we've ever dreamed up is One.
Only One exists.
End of story.
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Veil or No Veil?
I have just posted the following comment at the BBC website. Whether they publish it is another matter. (See Love or hate the veil?)
I believe Muslim women should wear veils if that is what they choose. We all do in one form or another.
Isn’t Jack Straw part of a government that is cloaked in secrecy and only telling voters what they like not what is actually happening? Isn’t he wearing a veil?
What about various organisations that are secretly "spying" on people all in the name of national security? Isn't that a kind of veil?
What about those who are using psychics as remote viewers to find out what people are getting up to? Isn't that a veil?
Most people who use the Internet have usernames and Ids. Aren't they veils too?
And what about the veil wearers extraordinaire, a.k.a. the media, who are experts in propaganda and misinformation? That’s another veil, me thinks.
So before you point a finger at people who wear veils, why not take yours off first?
Peace and love.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Let's Get Catty!
As I was walking down this particular street yesterday I thought how lovely it would be to see a cat. One appeared and approached me. He meowed and rubbed his head against my legs. I stroked his head and said hi.
The cat didn't care who I was or that we'd never met before. He loved me regardless.
Why can't people be like cats?
I love cats.
Is Freedom what you are when you're financially secure? And when you have total financial freedom you can do whatever you wish, go where you want, and be whoever you want to be.
That's one way to define freedom.
Here's another way.
Have you noticed how carefree young kids seem to be, at least the ones of pre-school age that are being cared for. There's nothing for them to worry about. All their needs are being met. They don't care whether you buy them designer clothes or the cheapest ones on the market. They have no responsibilities. The only thing some kids object to is going to bed early but then they get used to it.
Well, freedom is having no responsibilities.
How can I not have responsibilities? I'm an adult and I have responsibilities for my life, my wife and kids, my relatives, my friends, my employer, my employees, my bank, my community, my race, my culture, my political party, my government, my religion, my spiritual guru/teacher/master, my nation, my environment, my world. Do you expect me to just give up all my responsibilities and go and live in a cave?
No, there's no need to live in a cave unless that's what you really want. I mean give up the idea that you are responsible for your life and for anyone else.
What kind of nonsense is this? Of course I am responsible for my life. I wouldn't exist if I didn't work hard for a living to get the money I need to buy food to sustain myself and my family. Do you expect the food I need to come from thin air?
Yeah right! Go on, wise guy, tell me, how do you expect me to survive if I don't take responsibility for myself? How do you think the world will continue to exist if we don't take responsibility for our actions?
The world will continue to exist perfectly, just as it has done for millions of years. Do you think the Creative Intelligence that has given rise to the zillions of stars, planets and galaxies needs your help? In the words of Eliza Doolittle to Professor Higgins in the musical My Fair Lady:
There'll be spring ev'ry year without you.In other words, the Intelligence is doing an excellent job and will continue to do so whether you exist as a human or not. If you really want to make a difference, then stop trying to make a difference. Just know that there is only One Intelligence having life. Let the Intelligence do ITS work.
England still will be here without you.
There'll be fruit on the tree;
And a shore by the sea;
There'll be crumpets and tea without you.
Art and music will thrive without you.
Somehow Keats will survive without you.
And there still will be rain on that plain down in Spain,
Even that will remain without you. My Fair Lady Lyrics
Freedom is letting go of the need to control and be responsible for something. When I let that go I surrender to the One Power that is Infinite Life and realise that every moment is perfect because the one Power is working perfectly in me, through me and around me.
There is no need for me to worry about my health. The Infinite Intelligence that manifested the Universe is the same Intelligence quickening this body, therefore, all is well.
There is no need for me to worry about saving the earth. The Infinite Intelligence that manifested the Universe is the same Intelligence everywhere on earth right now, therefore, all is well.
There is no need for me to worry about saving another. The Infinite Intelligence that manifested the Universe is the same Intelligence appearing as that other, therefore, all is well.
Giving up responsibility doesn't mean sitting around and doing nothing all day. There is always work to be done. However the work that is being done is by the Intelligence that will be carried out through me or many other channels.
This also means that the One Intelligence has limitless channels to sustain us.
The best way I can experience freedom and extend that freedom to others is acknowledging that Infinite Intelligence/God is working perfectly now and forever.
"God is in His Holy Place."
All is well.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Hidden Riches of Secret Places
"I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel." (Isaiah 45: 2-3)All that we could ever imagine exists right here and now.
"Our eagerness for worldly activity kills in us the sense of spiritual awe. We cannot comprehend the Great Life behind all names and forms, just because science brings home to us how we can use the powers of nature; this familiarity has bred a contempt for her ultimate secrets. Our relation with nature is one of practical business. We tease her, so to speak, to know how she can be used to serve our purposes; we make use of her energies, whose Source yet remains unknown. In science our relation with nature is one that exists between a man and his servant, or in a philosophical sense she is like a captive in the witness box. We cross-examine her, challenge her, and minutely weigh her evidence in human scales which cannot measure her hidden values. On the other hand, when the self is in communion with a higher power, nature automatically obeys, without stress or strain, the will of man. This effortless command over nature is called 'miraculous' by the uncomprehending materialist." Autobiography of a Yogi
Take Archaeologists as an example. After they have excavated a site, archaeologists reveal "hidden" treasures we didn't know existed before. These artifacts not only give us a new perspective of life, they become new treasures to be added to the nation's coffers that are to be revered, shared, or kept under lock and key.
Last night I watched The Mummy on television. It's a film I've seen many times because I find it hilarious. During an archaeological dig somewhere in Egypt, the treasure hunters, a.k.a. archaeologists, inadvertently resurrect a mummy with disastrous consequences. How? One party of archaeologists discovers a book of the dead. The rival party opens up a tomb where they discover a mummy whom they believe was buried alive. Then someone from one party "borrows" the book of the dead from the rival party and starts reading it, which resurrects the mummy. Because the mummy needs to have flesh and organs in order to look human, he ends up taking his body parts from most of the archaeologists. The mummy intends to resurrect his beloved, also a mummy, with the body of a female archaeologist. The search is on to find the Book of Gold that will send the mummy and his zombie friends "back to sleep" forever. What a hoot! Well worth watching again and again and again.
The reality we call earth is like a tomb full of mummies and zombies. There is so much power - "treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places" - within and all around us. We need to awaken this hidden power so we can be the Life that we truly are.
By realising that:
- There is only Spirit/Love/Mind.
- We are Spirit/Love/Mind here and now.
- Spirit/Love/Mind contains infinite manifestations right here and now.
And then let Spirit/Love/Mind continue to reveal (or express) what appears to be hidden.
Yesterday, I read an article about a "colorful new bird" that has been discovered in Columbia. (See Groups Find Colorful Bird in Columbia). This is an example of the limitless wonder that already exist right here and now.
I see myself as an archaeologist here to excavate these hidden treasures, experience them in action, and document my findings.
What a wonder is life!
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The Personal versus the Universal Approach
This raises two approaches to life that I am going to discuss here: the personal versus the universal approach.
Let me first of all make it clear where I'm coming from. I believe there is only the Universe/Infinite Love/the One Self/Spirit/God/The All That Is (or whatever you call it) expressing life as each of us. Therefore, I am the All That Is being expressed as Enocia.
How one experiences life depends on one's approach to life, which could either be personal or universal.
The Personal Approach
Someone whose approach to life is personal believes that everything he achieves is based on his own efforts alone. Though he may acknowledge assistance from colleagues and friends, he regards himself as self-made. The problem with the self-made person is that he believes he's only got limited resources that are constantly being depleted. He is, therefore, always looking to add more to himself.
Because one whose approach is personal is depleting the limited energy he is dreaming he has, he needs external resources to keep him going. This is why there is a market for many different health products and gimmicks out there. Such an individual will argue that he stays fit and healthy because of his diets, pills and potions, exercises, gimmicks, his genetic heritage, and even his nice thoughts and beliefs.
What's the point of doing all that hard work on your own and not gaining anything? You need a nice reward for all your efforts, right? Such an individual dreams up an elaborate game of rewards, penalties and forfeits. When he's achieved a goal, he rewards himself by moving up a higher level. Some people define this as ascension. When you've gained enough wisdom through learning from experience, you're ready for a new level, fourth, fifth, sixth dimension, maybe. When he makes a mistake or is not progressing quickly enough, he receives a forfeit which involves being stuck on one level until he's learned that particular lesson. And so this individual continues dreaming up new challenges he can learn from, which will enable him to move up a higher level and another...ad infinitum.
The Universal Approach
One whose approach to life is universal knows that though he appears to be an individual, all his actions are carried out by the Universe; and I mean everything, even doing number twos.
There are no lessons, no rewards or punishment, just the All That Is being expressed in every moment.
One whose approach is universal doesn't need to add to himself, neither does he need to believe in anything. He simply knows he is permanently "plugged in" to the Universe. It doesn't matter what he did yesterday, today he's full of energy; and can go on like this forever.
I love taking long walks. When I've finished the walk I usually feel as fresh as when I first started.
Why is that?
Because technically I didn't do anything.
Don't be ridiculous! You must have done something or you wouldn't have moved from place A to place B in however long it took you to get there.
Let's put it another way. What if you were driven by a bus, train or car to your destination, would you expect to feel tired?
Of course not! I didn't use any of my energy, the car took me there.
Exactly. Because every step I take is being taken by the Universe or infinite energy, I've done nothing at all. Can anyone make a dent on infinity?
Why bother taking the walk then if you're not gaining any benefits such as making yourself healthy?
Just because what?
Just because the park is there.
You're a real nutter!
The problem is people whose approach to life is personal, i.e. the majority, are constantly trying to impose their way of seeing on those whose approach is universal. They try to understand them or expect them to conform to their ways. Forget it! You're wasting your precious energy and time that you believe you have. You're never going to understand one whose approach is universal until your approach is also universal.
Let's return to the polar bears who have walked thousands of miles. What if the bears are plugged into the collective bear consciousness? It is Consciousness that is moving the bear and her cub, not their own personal energy. Of course it makes sense that both can walk for thousands of miles and not get exhausted because they are being "walked” to their destination. Try telling that to the presenter.
I am now going to borrow a concept from the former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher:
"To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the "U" turn, I have only one thing to say. 'You turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning.'" Margaret Thatcher's speech to the Conservative Party ConferenceTo those waiting with bated breath for me to ascend, I have one thing to say. You ascend if you want to. The lady's not for ascending.
I'm already where I need to be and having a ball with the universal approach, thank you very much.
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Monday, October 09, 2006
A Real Diamond
Many years ago I had a vision where I saw myself as a diamond with infinite facets. I saw that each facet represented a being in whatever form it appears, though the facet is always the highest self of that individual.
I believe the Diamond is an excellent reminder to see everyone as aspects of the one Self that we all are.
Though I see what appears as strangers around me, I know they are not strangers. They are all facets of the one Diamond that I am.
Sparkling Diamond I am,
It is impossible for me to feel fear and love at the same time.
It is impossible for me to smile and frown at the same time.
When I smile, I am shining my light from within which affects all of me, inner and outer. And I feel waves and waves of love.
Another thing I've noticed is when I imagine I am smiling I feel the same effect. There have been many times when I have imagined myself smiling without actually moving my lips. I've then met people beaming at me because they've felt my smile. I have then returned their smile. Just recently a guy told me I had a lovely smile when I was only imagining myself smiling.
I also like to imagine myself as a happy smilie.
Smiling is a great way I find to restore harmony. You feel pain, just imagine that part of your body smiling. Imagine your whole body smiling at every moment. It works a treat.
I am a huge smile. :-D
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Now, That's Magic!
A few stops from my destination, two passengers got on. I heard them asking the driver where St Paul's Cathedral was. He said it was only a few stops down. They sat next to me. I told them they were really close and I was getting off at the same stop.
At the stop I walked with them to the cathedral. My friends were American students studying German in Berlin for one semester. They were in London for the weekend only and doing a whistle stop tour of London. St Paul's Cathedral was on their list of places to visit. I told my friends that I recently went on a guided tour of Christopher Wren buildings and St Paul's Cathedral was his famous work.
"I watched Mary Poppins as a child," one of my friends said, "and I've always wanted to see where the old woman in the movie sat feeding the birds."
"Really? I love Mary Poppins! It's my favourite film!"
I burst into a song:
Though her words are simple and few"Yes, it's a very good song," my friend said.
Listen, listen, she's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag" Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins
I walked with them through the courtyard and pointed where the old woman sat in the film feeding the birds. I also recommended that if they were interested, after their tour of St Paul's they could walk over the Millennium Bridge, which crosses the River Thames, and visit the Tate Modern art gallery.
They recommended that I see Monty Python's Spamalot, which they saw the previous day and found very entertaining.
I then said goodbye to my friends.
How wonderful to meet up with two Mary Poppins fans!
Now, that's what I call magic!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Lift of the Day
"What's wrong with this one?" I said indicating the supermarket behind the bus stop, which shall remain nameless.
"The other one is a lot cheaper," he said. "I have a bus pass so I might as well use it. I'm not in any hurry. I don't want to be sitting indoors feeling miserable. I can take my time, get some fresh air and save some money."
"And you wouldn't have seen me if you'd gone to this supermarket."
When a bus arrived that was going where he wanted to go he didn't get on but let it go.
"It's too full. I never stand on buses," he said. "I like to sit down and relax. Why should I have to stand? It's not as if buses are free. The driver is not giving me a lift, is he?"
Very funny. My friend has certainly given me a lift of the day.
Related article: If Only
Friday, October 06, 2006
In Oneness, All Power is Yours
"The Holy Spirit teaches one lesson, and applies it to all individuals in all situations. Being conflict-free, he maximizes all efforts and all results. By teaching the power of the Kingdom of God himself, he teaches you that all power is yours. Its application does not matter. It is always maximal. Your vigilance does not establish it as yours, but it does enable you to use it always and in all ways." A Course in Miracles
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." (Matthew 28: 18)
When I got off my first bus yesterday evening, I saw my next bus was already at the bus stop. By the time I got off my bus it was too late to catch it. For crying out loud, Mr/Mrs Universe, you knew I wanted that bus! Why didn't you synchronise our times perfectly? Now I have to wait in the cold. Unless of course there is something You want to show me.
I immediately had the thought of oneness. There is only one. Every moment is one. You always have all you need in the One. "All Power is Yours." To have all power I have to see every moment, every action as being expressed by the One. This means that I am never doing anything on my own. I'm not making this bus journey on my own but as the One in all. My next bus was right behind.
I was reminded of a woman and her son I saw a few nights back on the bus. It looked as if she'd just come from shopping as she had many plastic carrier bags with her. Her son attracted my attention because he was trying to grab hold of a hanging bus strap but he was too short to reach it. He kept jumping but he couldn't reach. His mother told him to sit down and stop being a nuisance. Another woman got on with a buggy (pushchair). As the lady's bags were in the space designated for buggies, she had to move them. She asked her son to assist but he wanted a banana instead. The lady managed to move some of her shopping out of the way for the buggy. The lady asked her son to help her carry some of the bags, as they were getting off at the next stop, but the boy had other ideas.
"Will you please stop being so selfish and help mummy carry these bags?"
The boy was more interested in helping his tummy to a banana. Two women getting off at the same stop offered to help the lady with her bags. When they got off the bus I heard one passenger asking the lady which direction she was headed so she could help her carry her bags.
What I witnessed on that journey was how the One Self is always ready to help us in all we do if only we'd let Him. Maybe the woman's son knew this all along.
This morning mum asked me to do the grocery. I thought it was a bit short notice. Why didn't she ask me last night so I could have prepared myself? It's drizzly outside and hardly the right weather to carry heavy bags of shopping. After giving it some serious thought, though I kept them to myself, I agreed to do the shopping. She must have picked up on my thoughts because she said I could do it tomorrow but I insisted I'd better do it now. Besides, with the Universe doing the shopping, I expected it to be effortless.
When I came out it had stopped raining. I got to the supermarket in no time. I picked up everything quite easily and was soon ready to set off with my bags. When I came outside it was pelting it down with rain. Although I was wearing a hooded jacket I didn't fancy walking in the rain. So I went back in the supermarket and browsed a magazine about soaps on television. After I'd had enough I came out and it had stopped raining. My bus arrived and it took me to the next bus station. The moment I arrived it was pelting it down again, but my next bus was right behind. It stopped raining when the bus arrived at my final stop. And the bags felt as light as a feather.
When I arrived home mum said she'd been thinking about me and hoping I wasn't caught in the rain. How can I when the Universe is doing the shopping? Unless of course I don't mind walking in the rain, which I most certainly do.
A few weeks ago, I went to Open House London, when Buildings usually closed to the public are open one weekend of the year so people can explore their architecture. I opted for a guide to Christopher Wren buildings. After the Great Fire of London in 1666, Wren was commissioned to rebuild many churches in London. The latest version of St Paul's Cathedral is his famous work. During the walk I started feeling aches and pains around my back. The moment I reminded myself that I wasn't taking the walk on my own but as Infinite Self, I felt lighter and free of pain.
When I go on my long walks I'm never tired because I know I am walking as Infinite Self which gives me unlimited energy. I usually feel so light it's as if I am empty space. The only snag about walking as Infinite Self is it feels as if you're doing nothing. If you're someone who likes to feel the burn, then walking as Infinite Self is probably not for you.
The articles I write are by Infinite Self. Infinite Self appears as people I meet during my bus journeys and my many adventures, which I write about. You could say I am always channelling the All There Is.
"All Power is Yours" is realising that I live and have my being in the one Self/Universe/Love. As Self I always have access to all, indivisible, power which may take the form as people, nature, animals, ideas and even invisible friends. All I have to do is be aware, be open, and let the Power work through me.
Related articles: My Friends of Love-Light; Awareness; Infinite Self; The One; Trust in the Many Hands to Make Light Work; How To Avoid Blocks; The One Self in All
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Love is Nuts!
"Never let your current status, whether it's financial or physical, get in the way of giving love. When your intention is to give from a place of love, trust in Love to sort out the details. It never ceases to amaze me the wonderful ways Love is made manifest when you are motivated to give or express love." Trust in Love to Sort out the DetailsMy mother bought some roasted peanuts in a shell. I said the squirrels around our neighbourhood would love some.
"I'm not going to give the squirrels my nuts, they're for me!" she said.
"What if I give the squirrels some of my nuts, presuming I can have some."
She didn't say anything.
The next day I took a handful with me and left them where the local squirrels would find them. Last night I ate some more.
Today a friend in the library bought the same roasted nuts and she gave me some. Aha, more nuts for my squirrel friends.
See, when your intention is to give love, Love will always provide you with more than enough to share.
Isn't Love nuts?
Person or Spirit?
The dominant paradigm (model) in this reality we collectively define as earth is that one evolves through learning from experience. You come into a family, society and culture, you go through trials and tribulations. You look back on your experiences and try to glean whatever meaning you can from them. You conclude that you wouldn't be this kind of person if you hadn't had that experience.
Because most people accept this paradigm as truth, life seems to follow that pattern. And your life is filled with pain and more dramas. And yet somewhere deep inside of you is a knowing that life doesn't have to be this way. There is a knowing that life is meant to be joyful. The moment you take a step towards that knowing the paradigm of pain pulls you away. The paradigm of pain/ego tells you life is about trials and tribulations. Go to any bookshop and you'll find biographies and autobiographies galore about persons learning from experience through trials and tribulations.
Like many people I was conditioned into the same paradigm of learning from experience. It got to a point when I also had the knowing that life was meant to be joyful. So I listened to the Voice within me. Yet the ego was pulling me in the opposite direction. There followed the long battle of letting go of and weaning myself from old beliefs.
The Voice is that of my real self who doesn't go through trials and tribulations. The real self is always in joy, love and peace. There is no need for me to try to let go of ideas or beliefs, just be the real self now. My real self continues to remind me to be the Love that I am now.
Here's one example of being the Love that I am now.
Years ago I had persistent pain in one knee that would give way whenever I put pressure on it. First of all, I saw my GP (General Practitioner/doctor) who referred me to an orthopaedic consultant. The consultant did an X-ray but found nothing wrong. He even sent me to have a second opinion with another consultant and he could find nothing wrong either and there was nothing they could do to help. As the pain persisted I sought help elsewhere. Over the next two years I saw a physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropractor, homeopath, and chiropodist. I tried acupuncture, Reiki healing (I became a Reiki healer), energy healing, NLP (I trained as a practitioner), Pranic Healing (I became a practitioner), shamanic healing (I trained with a shaman) all to no avail. I also tried healing with truth principles. I wanted to understand whether my beliefs and thoughts were keeping me in pain. That didn't work either. I called upon healing angels and masters and still nothing. In desperation, I asked God, my real self, for help. I was instantly shown a vision of myself running, which I couldn't accept at the time. One day I ran for a bus and my knee was perfect. It has been perfect ever since.
Of course the paradigm of learning lessons would argue that I was going through a process of awakening; the pain was my guide to my real self. Whatever!
All I know is that the real self's way is that of joyful living. SHE doesn't care what my beliefs or past experiences are. I can be the Love that I am now.
Life is a choice. You can either choose to walk the path of learning from experiences or be the Love that you are now.
In other words, are you a person or Spirit? You decide.
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