Sunday, April 25, 2010

Earth Day...And What Happens in the "Future."

This past Earth Day was a nice one. One that saw a lot of worthwhile media programming. I saw a lot of 'balance' in them. Much of it was about making people 'aware' ...without threatening. Fear tactics are always lost when used as a way of coercing people to 'do this!' and 'dont do that!' Flower
One of my favorite little books is called "The Power of Thought" by J.H. Bustanoby. He stresses the importance of what we are focusing on and giving our constant attention to. Focus and attention to anything 'fearful' makes it grow by leaps and bounds. He makes the statement "Be alert...but not alarmed." Simple.Direct. To the point. Fear thrives on attention. So does Love, Peace, and Joy. What do we choose? Flower
When we really start to Awaken from the messes we have allowed ourselves/and or/ the Earth to get into, it is necessary to take a step back...detach...and realize that as 'real' as all of this seems... It is still NOT what it really seems to be. There is continuous movement in what seems to be 'solid.' Our beliefs and attention to 'whatever' is what either changes it or holds it in place. When the Light get brighter inside of us, we begin to realize, more and more, that action is far less powerful than intent and belief. One can't really "fix anything" ... by battling the problem or declaring war on it ... Only a positive approach will allow the wanted changes to happen... when it's steeped in good will, love, compassion, and respect. All those aspects are FAR more powerful when we radiate them...then when we 'preach them.' And like many a wise teacher has said: "Real change occurs when we are willing to 'see' things differently." Flower
Question: Who impresses you more? The vegetarian or 'health foodie' who does nothing but try to scare or shame you for eating meat or processed food? -- or -- the vegetarian or health foodie who radiates joy and who talks to you with respect rather than 'guilt bearing agendas' ?? ... The latter speaks comfortably to my heart...loud and clear; the former puts my guard up and makes me feel defensive. It's not that we shouldn't become aware of the horrendous practices connected to the mainstream food corporations. We NEED to be aware...but being threatened with religion-like fear and guilt conditioned data or statistics will NOT produce change that is lasting. This is true of any and all life situations. Flower
I get curious at times about what kind of Earth changes we (mass consciously) might be in for. You'd have to be living under a rock or at least semi-comatose to not sense the changes taking place. I think the safest statement I can make about this, is that everything seems more intense. The energy/frequencies/vibrations are stronger and things seem to be 'speeding up.' I have talked with no one who doesn't feel that time is 'speeding up' ... To once again quote Einstein: (paraphrased) Time is like a cassette tape. As it nears the end, even though we 'hear it' at an even, steady speed...the cassette itself (time) is speeding towards the end. Do I mean the end of the world? That's all up for interpretation. The physical destruction of the physical world? No, I personally don't think so. We have to remember all different dimensions exist simultaneously... "Ascension" simply means "movin' on up' vibration and frequency to where we are no longer matching the vibrations of certain chaos and disasters. Not meaning to imply the goal is to reach a state of harp-playing perfection. That would be boring! -- but on to more expansive and bigger and better (but still challenging) things. Nerd
Whatever we are "in for" ..."WE" will have chosen and helped to co-create. We create by what we give our focus and attention to. Sometimes I forget that. It helps, methinks, for us to actually examine what we DO believe will be happening to Mother Earth and to ourselves --and then ask: "Is that what I want?" It is our CHOICE as to whether or not we believe the fear-mongers who spout the End Times with the worst scenarios imaginable. We tend to forget we are creators and self-empowered aspects of ALL THAT IS. It's not about who is 'right' and who is 'wrong' or who is more 'evolved' or who is still stuck in the 'bluebirds' early learning group.' As much of a shock as this might to be to some folks -- everyone's soul is equal -- even though the current role some may be playing (which is their business and NOT ours!) may make them appear to us as dumber then a pile of rocks, UNenlighted, and sound asleep spiritually... What 'they' do or think is none of our business because we are not here to "save" anyone...(some might disagree with that, also) ... But we ARE here to take care of that person who stares back at us in the mirror... Flower
So, what kind of Earth Days we will have before or after 2012 ...will be up to what "I WANT", what "I FOCUS" upon, and How I give "my ATTENTION" to it . If motivated by Love and Good Will...and NOT fear, we can rest easy and trust the Process of Life. Remember good ol' Gearldine (Flip Wilson) saying "Honey!--what you SEE is what you GET" Yup. The question is: How do we choose to 'see' it? Those of you who understand metaphysics know we will not all be experiencing the same Earth changes...not even the same world.
If we send love to and respect the Earth on an individual basis, and follow what is in our OWN hearts (not listening to other people's threats)... we will benefit Her and She will provide for us.
If, however, we choose to see Her as being on the brink of collapse, destruction, and 'fragile'... Well,--in the words of Jesus: "It is Done Unto You According to Your Beliefs" ... and He wasn't just whistlin' Dixie or talking church dogma... but referring to our own innate, god power within us.
As in the word's of Michael Jackson's greatest (to me!) song: "We Are The World." How do we choose to SEE Her?...and thus, create Her? Hopefully the answer will be the same as in the Mama's and Papa's hit: New World Comin' ..."comin' in Peace, comin' in Joy, comin' in Love." How others perceive it is their choice, their business, and not ours to convince them otherwise. It really, truly IS...a personal thing... Nerd Flower aside here: Thanks, Sally. Flower

Namaste' everyone.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Pope and his Sec'y on Homosexuality; Happy Thoughts, Angry Thoughts, And Connection To Source

I deleted several attempted posts. You might have found them interesting...and had a good laugh or two;...but they definitely did not leave me feeling connected to Source... Feeling Good...or feeling at peace.
I had to be honest with myself and ask if I had an 'agenda' or ulterior motive in what I chose to write... I had to admit I did. When we are motivated by those aspects, it just doesn't work.
I was very upset about the cop-out that the Pope and his Secretary decided was the 'real problem' concerning all the sexual abuse perpetrated on children by the Catholic priests and/or their hierarchy--blaming homosexuality instead of paedophilia. II was well primed for this because of a 'comic' Email video, sent to me by a childhood acquaintance, which was miserably derogatory, contemptible, and offensive against gays. With a vengeance similar to recreating the Crusades, I tracked down the so called comedian, found his Email address and blistered him a carefully worded Email...His reply came within an half an hour!...and it definitely indicated I 'got to him' --so I more or less 'won.' Naturally, my ego got a temporary rush -- but after that wore off...did I Feel Good? Heck, no. I only succeeded in bringing myself down to his self-same judgmental level. I lost. Lost my connection to Source...and nothing is worse than that... Butterfly 3
So......The question "Would you rather be 'right' or happy" reflects what that whole episode amounted to. I chose to be 'right.' More like self-right-eous.
I have many wonderful, intelligent, delightful, and spiritual gay friends. Although I justified my purpose in sending that Email to him by using 'defending my friends' as an excuse, it comes back to what Dick Sutphen (an excellent spiritual teacher) says: "It's never about the other's about you, always. Whatever you do, regardless of what it is... you do it for yourself." Neither could I hide behind "you should stick up for what you believe"....It becomes very challenging when your 'opponent' is quoting "god and the bible" as to why other's should live up to their OWN expectations....Let's just say that ignites the Irish in me... Lips Are Sealed However, by the same I not doing the same thing ... regardless of how I dress it up?
When Jesus talked about turning the other cheek and Buddha taught about the power of silence...they were very much in sync. Wars are fought, as Seth says, because of a grand sense of powerLESSness...and the desperate need to be 'right' ...much of it being masked by grandiose phrases or platitudes of serving god, humanity, and country.
It's SO easy for anyone to say: "everybody has a right to their own opinion." But--what if their opinions are judgmental, hurtful, degrading, and potentially harmful? Are you supposed to just 'let it go' and do nothing !?! Say nothing!?! Are you supposed to just "let them get away with it?"
Sometime ago I asked a gay friend of mine for his advice on what I should say when someone starts a tirade (usually religiously based) against gays. What should I say to them? His answer? "Just look at them and say 'I'm sorry you feel that way.' "...and then drop it. Butterfly 3 That answer is not a 'mind game' answer, spoiling for a real debate... It's an answer that shows true inner courage and conviction. Any further debate would be totally ego-based and about 'winning.' People who always have to 'win' are the least sure of themselves. Why should you have to defend what you 'really' believe in if you are certain that what you believe in is really 'your truth?' (remember: truth is relative) Dick Sutphen really did nail it when he said 'its always about YOU.' Someone once asked him if there were no such things as 'self-less acts'...for example: what about if you would see a little child in a burning car and would risk your own safety to save that child?' Dick's answer was "You are doing what YOU needed to do...based on your own beliefs."
Someone asked the teacher Abraham what would be the proper action if one was walking along and came across a couple of thugs beating up on another person (of any size or age) ... Abe's answer was deeper than some people wanted to hear: (we usually want the Quick Fix answers)... Abe said: "Law of Attraction brought this scenario into your life for you OWN reflection and experience. There will be no 'right or wrong' in the way you choose to respond... Because this is about YOU...not them."
This may not be a satisfactory answer for those continuously looking to the outside of themselves for 'the ultimate right way to do things' -- Including those who insist on whopping you upside the head with their 'final answers from god and the bible...) Butterfly 2
I truly DO know that it can be a really uncomfortable inner struggle to "keep your mouth shut" sometimes. But it is NOT up to us to 'save others' by retaliating physically OR verbally regardless of how 'noble' or martyrous or saintly it makes us appear. That, too, is nothing but Ego. If we do "lose it' occasionally and ream someone and not always act like some idealized version of ourselves -- that's OK, too. Everything that transpires is made SO much worse because we tend to take things way too seriously (because someone has taught us that is the 'right' thing to do)...As long as we personally learn from self-observation and reflection...and then choose what FEELS GOOD for us...we have made the decision that is 'right for us.' Butterfly
It is FAR more difficult to teach by example than by words. All the 'yeah, but's' or the 'what if's' in the world cannot diminish that concept.
It helps to focus upon being mindful of our thoughts. Thoughts are the tools that manifest into action and then create our reality. Our thoughts, however, are not really the true 'us' ...All thought, as all possibility and probability simply exist. We magnetize them to us by what we believe, focus on, and give our attention to. This is why the great metaphysical teachers tell us that Feeling Good means we are truly connected to Source, Spirit, our true selves. People who are in that Vortex, feeling that Connection, would never harm or judge or hurt anyone. Our thoughts cause our is NOT the other way around. Butterfly 4
As Carl Jung said: "What you resist, persists." That is why 'the war on' anything is always doomed for failure....if it's terror, cancer, drugs, poverty, etc etc...makes no difference.
We have to be careful how sucked in we allow ourselves to be when it comes to what the media is promoting... if our anger, self-righteous, or confusion persist: all we are doing is ADDING to what we do not want. What we give our attention to grows. That is the Law of Attraction ... in action....
Prayer Namaste' ..