Tuesday, 28 August 2012

EGO OR NO EGO?

If you are feeling angry/disappointed/frustrated/lonely/unloved/nervous/exhausted/confused/misunderstood/misused etc. it is your Ego.
If, on the other hand, you are happy/joyful/contented for no apparent reason at all it is your Heart, your True Self.
The moment you are letting go of your Ego there are no more problems to vex you. Henceforth the former "problems" to you will just be situations which are different from what you expected them to be and therefore are calling for a different solution than the one you had initially foreseen.

NO ARGUMUENT

Due to the fact that memories are always purely subjective and therefore fallible to your own Ego's shortcomings and complexes, to make use of them and involve them in a personal argument is de-constructive and moreover utterly pointless. The best achievable result hereby is, that both parties concede to their personal short-comings, coming to the agreement that neither of them is right but simply different from the other.
In situations where there is a personal issue to be resolved between two individuals it is therefore necessary to stay and deal with the facts at hand and not to fall into the trap of bringing in subjective memories of the past or personal expectations of any kind. Otherwise you are bound to bet lost in fight in which the two Egos involved are simultaneously trying to prove the other one wrong/bad/mistaken etc.
The ever-present here-now there are no arguments, no problems. There exist only differences in being and consciousness, which at times require compromises made in mutual respect and understanding of the other one's differences from your own.

MEDITATION OF LIFE

Mediation is usually descriptive of a state in which you are experiencing an inward tranquillity, peace of mind and emotions, lightness of being or even blissful happiness. To be able to find a few moments each day to be spent in silent solitude and mediation is wonderful. However it should be your aim to make them an integral part of your being and thus effectively turn your whole life into a kind of mediation.Teach yourself to be inwardly at peace in times of outward trial and prosecution, to feel lightness of being in moments of worldly sorrow and weariness and learn to experience silence of thoughts and emotions when being personally challenged and attacked.
To be in a meditative state simply means to remain detached from your Lower Self with its Ego-induced thoughts and emotions. And to practise non-identification with your physical body and outward circumstances in life.

A GOOD TEACHER

A good personal teacher is someone who keeps on challenging you to grow and to further expand you personal boundaries through enhanced self-realization, acceptance and love.
In this, anyone and anything can be your teacher; your parents, your siblings, your friends, your pets, your work etc.
However it is for you to decide whether you accept the challenges they are offering you (and which you have unconsciously chosen yourself) or if you rather opt out in avoiding their company and save the lessons they are presenting you with for another time.
Also, it is important to keep in mind that the terms "teacher" and "pupil" are not judgemental only descriptive of a personal situation. All human beings are both teachers and pupils alike, even though their levels of learning and teaching greatly vary in parts.

TRUST IN SILENCE

To be silent, as well as personally at peace and in a state of loving acceptance towards yourself and those around you, in times when you are in company, requires trust in who you are. If you know how to be truly silent within yourself you do no longer care what the others might be thinking of you or saying about you because you know that you, just like them, are all right just the way you are. This does not mean that you as a person are perfect. But this knowledge is no longer hindering you knowledge you from liking and accepting yourself and those around you in the here-now.

STAY DETACHED

A personal inferiority complex in which you are believing yourself less worthy than those around you and consequently feel uncertain of yourself, or in which you are accusing others of superior behaviour, as well as a personal superiority complex in which you are believing yourself better than others either secretly or overtly, are both rooted in the Ego-Mind. The world and those around you are what you are making them and what you are believing them to be. If you are loving yourself and living in acceptance of your own short comings, detached from your Ego-Mind, you are able to see the world the way it is without feeling personally offended by outward happenings, actions and words from others. If not you are having a hard time because you will be feeling buffeted around by the fluctuations in life and your fellow men.

Monday, 27 August 2012

DROP IT

Drop all your expectations, the ones you are harbouring towards yourself, your fellow men and life in general, and all kind of disappointment and frustration will instantaneously vanish from your daily life. Most misunderstandings, too, will disappear from your life, because very often they are rooted in preconceptions you are holding of those you are in contact with. Instead accept each moment of life, and each part of it, as it is presenting itself to you and meet it the way it is and not as you are believing/wishing/hoping it to be. Living in this way you are free to react to reality and in so doing will transform it into enhanced self-realization and expansion of love.

DO NOT...

Do no ever stop inquiring and questioning yourself and life. The day you cease being curious about your existence your eyes will lose their spark. The wish to always learn more about yourself and life is what is driving you on to accumulate forever more experiences upon the various levels of your existence because in personally experiencing life you are receiving the sought for answers. However if you feel that someone else can offer you answers and explanations to some of your questions, ask them. But never accept their answers and explanations at their face value without having first tested them for yourself. Every person, every soul is different from all the others and therefore everyone's answers and understanding is unique. Thus it is, that answers and theories given by others or found in books can only point you in the direction of your own answers and self-made theories but never actually provide them. And throughout keep your mind and heart open towards yourself and life, whatever it is you might be experiencing. Because if you don't, you will miss the real answers and instead accumulate prejudices and ready-made beliefs which will hide away the magic from yourself and life.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

LOVE BARGAIN

The sum total of energy/God-Force/life contained in our universe is a constant. Although to limited human perception it might often seem that energy appears out of no-where or disappears without a trace- this is not the case. It only changes it vibrational frequency and therefore its level of existence. It is forever fluctuating and re-shaping itself, building new forms, breaking up old forms, re-grouping existing forms etc. Another word for God-force would be to call it Divine Love.This Love is the life-giver to everything and everyone. In truly loving someone, surrendering you Lower Self, you are becoming at one with it.
Love on its lowest arch of manifestation, the material world, is money. Because humanity has forgotten how to love themselves in a selfless way, money has lost its original worth and turned from being a gift and love token into a sinful possession speaking of deceit, abuse, misused power.
In order to re-establish a personal healthy attitude with money it is necessary for you to learn to love yourself selflessly, which involves transcending your Ego. Why? Because the Ego never feels loved enough an therefore will always lust after more love/money.
Recalling that the quantity of Love in existence never varies, let us look at so-called "special bargains" our present day and age is full of. Even though the consumer believes that he is saving money, in actual fact he is manifesting his lack of love upon the personal level, and at the same time is harming another part in the cycle of life. If one party is not paying the real worth of a product, someone else/Mother Nature has to pay for it instead. If one side is getting too much, the other must be getting too little.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

CLOSE TO GOD

God is the Ultimate Truth. The true nature of God lies far beyond the reach of human comprehension. All you are capable of, even in your fully awakened state of consciousness, is to see a fragment of His magnificence because you are only one of his fragments and a fragment can never comprehend the whole. However by consciously connecting in awareness to the God Source, you enter into a state of At-one-ness with the  rest of His Creation, in which the whole can be experienced rendering an approximate understanding possible . The closer something approaches to the Divine Truth, the less fully it can be described by words because words are always limiting and the Divine is the Limitless. Therefore wherever there is talk of God, like in the Holy Scriptures for example, the words only serve as pointers towards the Truth, which only reveals itself to you once you have left the words and their literal sense far behind you.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

TRUE RELATIONSHIP

In any kind of relationship the parties concerned are connected so that they are to relate to each other in one way or another. Provided that those who are involved are truly relating to each other, their relationship grows steadily and is ultimately transformed into unconditional love in the light of self-consciousness. Yet in most cases the parties concerned are not truly relating to their counterpart as it is in the here-now but rather to their own personal picture of it. A picture which is built upon subjective memories of the past, prejudices and expectations coloured by unfulfilled personal emotions, thoughts, ideas etc. In other words, all they are relating to is their Ego's idea of the other person and therefore the relationship remains a one-way street. So unless one or both parties involved have moved beyond their Lower Self and are able to view the other, while remaining emotionally/physically/ mentally detached, disappointment, disagreement and misunderstandings are inevitable. In order to truly recognize and relate to your counterpart you have to practise conscious awareness and be willing to withdraw from you Lower Self, let bygones be bygones and leave your personal expectations and wishes concerning the other aside. Only in so doing will you be able to truly recognize yourself in the other. Otherwise you are only seeing your own limited Ego. Moreover, recognition is most vital in a relationship. Unless it is there, relating to someone, or something, else is made impossible because you can only relate to things you recognize and know in some way -or at least are keeping an open mind towards. Therefore, in relating to another party, conscious recognition of the self reflected back at you takes place, which in turn creates the opportunity for personal transformation and growth.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

ME OR YOU?

The world is full of "me" who, in their unconscious quest for the "I am" that lies hidden within themselves and which is Love itself, are searching for a "you" to love.
If a "me" finds a "you", it often happens, that in spite of the "you", it remains in its "me" state. But now a "me" that is soon loving the "me" better than the "you" and thus remains alone with a sensation of unfulfilled love despite the actual "we" state. Or else the two "me" turn into a "we" that ultimately serves the same function as the "me" did before. However, in rare cases the quest is actually fulfilled and the "we" created out of the two "me" is transformed by true love into a mirrored and shared "I am". The moment a "me" recognizes the "I am" within its own love it enters into a state of Love in whose light all the "you" are recognized as aspects of the "me" and are simultaneously transformed into "I am", too.

Friday, 17 August 2012

SECOND TRY SUCCESSFULL

God is in everything, everything lives in God. Everything therefore carries the potential to make you recognize Him. In other words enlightenment and self-recognition lies hidden within each moment of life. This being the case, whatever you have been taught or told, whatever you have experienced so far, held the potential to bring you closer to God by making you realize and recognize yourself better.
In your quest for (self-)enlightenment you have two option open to you: Either you let the past rest and seek for the Light and Love in the ever new here-now or else, if you chose to ponder on your past, try to see it with different eyes. Take a step backwards and view it with a wider perspective and most of all, dare to prove your first assumptions and preclusions about it to have been wrong. Especially in religious teachings it serves well take another look at. The people who taught you about them probably fell under the error to force their own understanding and conclusions about them on you along with the Holy doctrine. However the source where they derived it from are of a lasting truth and universal validity. Therefore likely to yield you deeper insights, provided you are now looking at them with the desire to see beyond the surface and prepared to relate your personal experiences and understanding to them.

WORK OF LOVE

Go after your daily occupations and work for joy of living and love. Do whatever it is you may be doing because it fills you with a sense of contentment, wholeness and harmony. Do it because it is making you feel at peace with yourself and the world, your immediate environment. Let this be enough for this is all that truly matters. If, on the other hand, you are going after your daily labours in seeking recognition from the world for what you are doing, you are very likely to be disappointed rather than praised. Even if you may reap immediate reward for it from the world, it is likely to swiftly pass away again and leave you as empty-handed as you were before. Only those things which are recognized and acknowledged within your own self are of endurance and real worth. Moreover in fighting for worldly recognition you are wasting precious love energy. You are wasting your love because the world, concerned with its own battle for recognition and reward will be reluctant in giving you what you are hoping to receive and so is more likely to cause you doubts than affirmations. This being the case therefore it will only serve to undermine your own trust in yourself and thus diminish your love.

ADVENTURE OF LOVE

To some life may appear like a money game or a legal battle or a quest after desires and a love idolized.No matter in what context you are seeing it, life should be an adventure, an active exchange of love and joy taking place within and through you, as well as all around you. One, in which receiving and giving are naturally and harmoniously balanced and need no thinking about. It is a journey taking place within the sphere of matter and it is filled with beautiful surprises and unique experiences, which are serving to continuously widen your perspective and understanding of God living through yourself.

ARE YOU A FRIEND?

Although there are undoubtedly those who you feel are closer to you than others because you may have experiences of the past, ideas, interests in common, in fact the whole world has the potential to your friend provided you yourself are your own friend.
A friend is someone who makes you love yourself and life better, someone with whom you are able to share moments of truth, love, joy and lightness of being. However, these things can be found in every single moment of life irrespective of whether you are finding yourself alone or in company,- provided you are at peace with yourself and contented with your own existence. In this state of being you are walking through life with a smile upon your face that will be reflected back at you from everyone you are encountering. Living in this way you are surrounded by nothing but friends that are sharing the beauty and love of the moment with you.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

MISTRUST?

Mistrust is a symptom of fear and occurs when you have, or believe to have done something wrong/unlawful. Mistrust is a foreign feeling to you if you truly trust in yourself, always acting according to your personal truth and what you are perceiving to be the the best as well as with the best interest in mind towards your environment. In other words, when you are at peace with yourself and your own actions you have no cause to be mistrusting life in any way. 

WINNING LOVE

Life in manifestation is a balance between Light an Darkness, In the sphere of human personality they are expressed in Love and Fear. Fear is fighting for its ongoing existence against Love, which simply IS. The soul of mankind is the expression of Love, his doubting Ego-mind represents the aspect of fear. The soul is of the nature of the Divine and thus part of Eternity. Fear on the other hand is of subjective reality only. Therefore in the end Love always wins.

LETTING GO LETTING GO

Due to the nature of the Ego-mind to always construct itself so-called securities, it is instinctively clinging on to anything within its reach. Thus each single instant of life offers you the opportunity to practise how to let go. Finally even the belief that you have to let go is to be released from your mind. Because not seldom the idea that you have to let go in order to be free and fully present in the here-now turns into a fixation of the mind. You only have really let go, once you are living from one moment to the next at one with the consciousness of the presence, which is steadily changing, renewing and further unfolding itself.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

ONLY NOW

BEing in the Light
No more yesterday or tomorrow
Breathing
Loving
Living
Presence in freedom
Here-now-here-now

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

TIMELESSNESS

The denser manifestation becomes as the Divine force descends down the planes until it is finally concreted into matter, having taken on definite forms, the greater its surrounding resistance, the slower its vibrational frequency. Resistance and opposition bring time into existence. In other words, the less conscious of the Divine God Force the weaker is its connection to the eternal qualities. The more restrictive the limitations it meets with, the greater its proneness to fall victim to the effects of time. Unconscious physical shapes of life thus offer the greatest possible resistance which is why they are invariably prey to the process of ageing and disintegration more explicitly than insouled forms. This explains why intelligent animals like for example apes and elephants grow much older than so-called
 mindless ones. Human individuals who are living in an elevated state of personal consciousness usually grow to a much greater age than those who are living their life in Ego-mind reality because the Ego-mind in its usual form is deeply unconscious and offers much resistance and opposition to the natural flow of the God force. Whereas in a true meditative state all sense of time disappears, leaving you utterly submerged in the everlasting here-now and harmoniously at one with the God force.

NO/NO and YES/YES

There is a "No" which takes you away from your personal truth and one, that brings you closer to it or even actually expresses it.
Although you should strive to free yourself as much as possible from hindering limitations by living in the affirmative towards yourself and life rather than the opposite, at times it is still necessary to say "no". In order to keep to your truth and not giving too much by exceeding your personal capacity of energy. The same applies to the "yes". There are those who say "yes" when actually meaning "no" because they are afraid to speak their own truth and for the same reason there are those who say "no" instead of "yes". Some people have the tendency to always take or ask too much of their fellow men and some with the tendency to to give too much.
Life in harmony is a exchange of giving and taking in which the two sides are naturally balanced.
It can be observed in people who want to be all "good, giving and helpful" towards their fellow men, that in so doing they are often depleting their own resources because they do not keep to their personal limitations. The same outward symptom can have also another reason, namely that the individual in question acts thus out of fear/uncertainty/minority complex. In both cases to say "no" at times would be helping them to have more energy to themselves but would also demand the willingness to tackle and transform personal issues because the root to the reaction upon the surface has roots that reach deep into the Self.
However there is a way to be always giving without overstepping your own boundaries. In this way of being both saying "yes" and "no" come naturally to you and are invariably expressions of your own truth. In any situation, saying neither the one nor the other, causes you to feel guilty/afraid nor causes you to take too much of your share or to give too much. This becomes possible once you have risen above your Lower Self in consciousness and are no longer identifying with it, instead directing its actions from your Higher Self. In this state even your "no" is spoken in love and therefore is a kind of giving all the same.
When you know how to respect your own personal limitations, your environment will automatically adjust itself to your change in behaviour and cease to demand or take too much of you either. It never works the other way round and simply no amount of accusing and complaining about the demands put upon you on part of your environment is going to bring about any changes for the better.
The key to an equal balance between giving and taking lies within you and therefore can only be adjusted by yourself.
The Lower Self with its inherent Ego and finite physical form is inevitably limited and thus personal capacity has boundaries. Your individual character is determining how much you are able to share of yourself without losing yourself in the process. However its is nonetheless possible for you to aim at stretching your own boundaries in order to increase your original capacities, while all the while keeping to your own truth and staying within your own power.

TRULY LETTING GO

When you have truly let go of something (object/situation/person/feeling/idea etc.) you are free from any negative reactions towards it and the things connected to it. Meaning, to come into touch with the the thing you have purportedly let go of, does no longer either cause you to feel anxiety/guilt/anger or make you form accusations/excuses in any shape or form. Nor do you wish to rather make the past in connection with it undone or wish it had been different. In short; if you have really let go of something all you are now feeling is either complete neutrality towards it or if you have risen above it in consciousness what is left in you is joy an gratitude for the personal insights and experience(s) it brought to you.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

MIRACLES

If the meaning of the term "miracle" is deduced from how it is generally employed, its definition would be to describe it as something which suddenly appears or happens without giving prior notice.
 However, all visible forms of life are the result, the end-product so to say, of an  invisible process of development which has preceded its apparition in matter.
Therefore even if something does appear seemingly out of no-where, it has passed through its due phase of preparation beforehand.
The more conscious you are becoming, the finer tuned your higher senses are, the more distinct you will be aware of the periods of preparation for the so called miracles appearing in your life.
They are like flowers that have grown our of tiny seeds that have been planted in the receptive soil.
In unconsciousness your seeds are uncontrollably strewn hither and thither in often barren soil and usually forgotten about. Whereas living in personal consciousness you are in a position to plant them with clear intention in fertile soil and knowing where you put them down you can help their germinating process by bestowing loving care upon them.

DIVINE BREATH

Although the uncountable multitude of different forms and structures of life are ranging from being very simple consisting of a single cell body only, to unspeakably complex systems of interdependent parts held together by stresses and inter-relationships, they are all moved by the same Spirit of God. The Divine Breath, expressing itself in a instinctual movement of expansion and contraction. An unfaltering, unalterable rhythm. A life-endowing flow of Energy joining all parts of Creation together and making them into One.
Therefore it can justly be said that Life is very simple. It is just this regular process of inflowing and out-flowing breath.
Whenever it appears to be otherwise and you are finding life complicated and confusing, you can be sure, that it is not Life you are seeing but rather your Ego's idea of it. If life seems difficult in any way to you, it is a sure proof that you are identifying either with your emotions/thoughts/body or all of them. The Ego cannot help finding life complicated because it is caught up in its own limited beliefs.
The easiest and quickest and also most efficient way to get out of Ego- identification, in order to find back to simplicity and clarity of Mind, is by focussing on your breath. Because the process of your body breathing is your link to the God Source and the equivalent to the Divine Breath, which is holding together the Universe and makes the planets circle around the sun.
By concentrating upon your breathing you are harmonizing your different levels of your being and bring them back into alignment with the Divine Life Force. Thereby you  are effectually clearing away the obstacles your Ego-mind has piled up within yourself and all around you .

Friday, 10 August 2012

DRAMA?

One possible definition of drama would be to call it a state, a personal attitude of mind/emotion, in which one is fervently clinging on to a former state of affairs, one which is believed to be better, more desirable or even ideal. In a refusal to accept the actual current situation one is in.
Drama is purely personal and thus subjective, what may seem like one to some, often is not recognized as such by others. Only the Lower Self with its Ego-mind, identifying itself with emotions/thoughts/body is capable of experiencing drama. Whereas the Higher Self views it with detachment and even understanding because it can see its context, its reason and just place in the Greater Picture of your personal life.

ETERNAL DANCE

Your existence is an eternal dance, an endless interplaying game between birth, life, death and decay, which you are taking deadly-serious until you are awakening to your Divinity. This realization allows you to henceforth live in the awareness of your  immortality. Now enjoying its different, perishable phases in lightness of being, freedom and joy.

Friday, 3 August 2012

REAL REALITY

If you are feeling that life is a burdensome drudge, something to be got through and to be put up with, rather than to be enjoyed because it is bad/difficult/cumbersome, it is not life you are seeing but a poor caricature of it. Only a distorted picture of life, that has been created by your Ego-mind. One that has developed out of fear and false ideas, beliefs, prejudices of all kinds- either of your own making or acquired from external sources like the media, friends etc.
Life, untainted by your Ego's realities, is beautiful, colourful and full of magic. Every instant of it is new, unique and full of opportunities to manifest love and joy.
Yes, it does have its personally challenging moments, too. Not all experiences upon the level of the Lower Self are easy. However, since they are all self-created, you are holding the key to dissolve them in the light of your awareness and love. Therefore there is no reason for you to be afraid of even those experiences, whose outcome you feel you cannot fore-tell. Be adventurous and dare venturing into unknown territory in the choice of your experiences. Especially valuable are those, which you are undertaking in a state of mental surrender. Because it is in the moments where the mind actively surrenders to life as it actually is, contrary to what it is expecting it to be, gravitational experiences are made, that have the power to transform your existence.
Take young children for your teachers, or re-call like you yourself in your earliest childhood saw everything, very experience you made as something special and of importance. This is because little children have not yet formed ideas of life in their minds but are still experiencing its true, beautiful reality.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

DARK OR BRIGHT?

Every aspect of Creation which appears in the spheres of duality has two opposing sides to its nature.
It is left to you whether you wish to see and focus your attention upon the bright or the dark side of things and occurences.
Even those things which might appear mainly in the negative, revealing their destructive aspects to the common observer first and foremost, contain bright and constructive elements.
Lets take, for example, the increasing ratio of air travel and the trend of people voyaging to far flung places for their holiday, which from an environmental point of view is definitely damaging to life upon our home planet. Now, its positive aspect is the increasing globalization of Nations. Even though there might be a minority of tourists who do not make an effort to understand and respect their host country and its inhabitants. On the whole it promotes the understanding and tolerance between different cultures and their usages. Every single new friendship which is being formed, especially those between individuals of different nationalities, adds to and strengthens the growing union of humanity, whose ideal for the future is to become an amalgamous whole. A collective, in which every individualized part is at peace and in harmony within itself and with the other parts simultaneously.
You might also chose to look upon wars, unrest and catastrophes happing in various places around the world in a new and different light. (Please take note that: I am not saying that they are good and to be supported or promoted. Not at all. I am simply pointing out, that they are not all bad and destructive.)
In times of calamities, people usually draw nearer to each other and formerly existing boundaries thus disappear. In times of crises super-human forces are activated, enabling mankind to rise above their habitual limitations and calling into life the unifying element of compassionate love between individuals, groups, or even between nations.