Sunday, May 30, 2010

What REALLY Causes Our Suffering? False Premises...sound too simple...well, just give this article a try

I have been SO excited and enthralled by the latest Abraham book "The Vortex." It is SO tremendous! Less than a half dozen books have given me this kind of soul-stirring enthusiasm.... and I am so grateful for my Inner Being's prompting to buy this book!
The next several newsletters will be based on a part of this book dealing with what I believe to me the foremost problems/challenges we deal with in living our lives: Flawed Premises. You can call them ideas or beliefs if you like. Whatever you call them -- it is what keeps us stuck in repititiousmisery and keeps us from expanding and recognizing Who We Really Are. Who We Really Are is a term that has a tendency to defy definition or description... it can only be realized... and then understood.

(Quotes from the book in blue print) "Without exception, the flawed premise or unstable footing that most people stand on is because they care more about what someone else is thinking about them then how they themselves are feeling." This especially includes those that have fooled themselves into thinking they don't care what others think.
Some of the Flawed Premises I will only touch upon lightly because I believe the vast majority of my readers understand them and have little trouble with them.
False premise #1: I am either physical or non-physical; either dead or alive. To me, the best books ever written about us being HERE or THERE are Jane Robert's Oversoul Seven Books...a Triology of three Books. Hands down--it removes fear of death and SO many not just flawed...but false...premises. We came into our incarnations for the purpose of expanding ourselves; and 'who we are' is inseparable from ALL THAT IS... what you may call God, Source, or the Divine. Sometimes our 'labels' can be extremely misleading and contracting...rather than expansive.
We set forth intentions to experience contrast...and hooooo boy, did / do we ever choose some doozies at times! :) It has nothing to do with 'punishment''s always choice. Flowers
False premise #2: My parents, because they were here long before I was born, and because they are my parents, know better than I do what is right or wrong for me. You chose your parents (and they, you) to live whatever experience you wanted. One of the most difficult of all relationships for us to 'graduate from' with those of our parents. Bottom line (because volumes have been written on this subject!) is this: You are not here to continue to obey your parents or please them are here to cultivate the most important relationship you can have...between YOU...the greater Inner YOU.. (the You you are in a particular physical role.) It is amazing!! -- how much responsibility we place on our parents...or parents on their maintain our well-being. Flowers
From Abe: "Everyone who turns up in your life--from the people you call your friends or lovers, to the people you call enemies or strangers--comes in response to your __Vibrational Asking__ (remember you are electromagnetic beings and part of the Law of Attraction). You not only invite the person, but you also invite the personality traits of the person. Many people have a difficult time accepting this as they think of many of the unwanted characteristics of people in their lives. They argue that they would never have asked for something so unwanted to come into their experience, for they believe that "asking" for something means "asking for something wanted." But by "asking" we mean offering a matching Vibration....We know that many of the relationships or experiences that you have attracted, you would not have _deliberately_attracted if you had been doing it on purpose, but much of your attraction is not done by deliberate intent, but rather by default (this is what Seth refers to as unconscious beliefs that you have not questioned or examined) It is important to understand that you get what you think about, whether you want it or not! Chronic thoughts about unwanted things--invite, or ask for, matching experiences. The _Law of Attraction_makes it so." Flowers
When my Facebook friend, Alison, posted a quote from '360FB'...a huge light flashed for me...Synchronicity is so fabulous!...and never accidental. The quote was: "How much more of this can I stand" -- which means the Universe will simply be delivering you more and more of that question because of your emotional, intense focus on it! Ta DAH!!
It's basically all so simple...and yet we have this tendency to stay so velcroed or super-glued into our dramas and think of them as 'real' instead of illusions we have created/co-created. Thus we keep spoiling our NOWs with all that PAST manifestation. We HAVE to stop giving our attention to what we do not want if we wish to allow into our lives what we would want to experience. The more 'reality' we give to "what is"--the more we are stuck with it. Ever wonder why you hate being around a whiner!! As Abe says: "When you focus upon a subject or a situation and you feel bad, it is NOT THE SUBJECT OR THE SITUATION that is the reason for your bad feeling! You feel bad because the thoughts have caused a Vibrational separation in you." (between you and Source.)
There really isn't a thing...that we cannot relate this teaching to... it all fits because it is all part of the ALL.
See you next time when the Flawed Premise will be: "If I push hard enough against unwanted things, they will go away." We can see how well the war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on poverty, crime AIDS, cancer, poverty, etc etc See you next time for False Premises 3 and 4..!

Namaste' Prayer
My thanks to Sally Roach for the beautiful photo of a Himalayan Blue Poppy.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"The Worst Thing You Can Do is Face The Facts"

My daughter said to me the other day: "The worst thing a person can do is face facts." Some of you will know exactly what she meant. Some people align the words 'absolute truth' with 'fact.' Truth, however, as we know, is relative. Facts are merely observances that hang around from some past creation/ manifestation ...and will hold themselves in place until it is decided to give one's attention elsewhere.
Facts are fixed ideas that one is expected to aceept without questioning. Facts are the polar opposite of creativity. Facts have no life-movement and are firmly rooted in 'the past.' I've often asked you to at least temporarily dispense with ideas of 'right or wrong'... and just go with the flow here. Once again, just give it a try....
Seth originated the saying: "The Point of Power Is In the Present Moment." It's concept, however, is eternal. The seemingly elusive Present / NOW is always new, always available, always fresh and current. Holding onto the Past sufferings of any kind or fantasizing about the Future can be extremely disempowering. Our connection with Source/God/Spirit is always in The Now...waiting and available for us to FEEL and experience it when we are willing to Let Go Of what we call those cold, hard, unforgiving 'facts'... When have you ever know "Lest We Forget" to ever stop a war...or any kind of inhumanity to man? It never has. Ever.
This isn't Fluff Talk. It's the Immutable Law of Attraction...Source...The Universe. It's also the basis of the Freedom of Our Souls as Creators.
Perhaps, in a way, it is so simple..that it's hard to catch on to. Flowers
We are SO submersed in illusions and delusions and day to day dramas that we have managed to create the grandest game of Hide and Seek possible. There were times I've said, "Oh yeah, I know, I've got to live in the here now...and all that stuff." During some of those times I was only blowing smoke (well intended as I may have been... :) But When I would TRULY realize and utilize the depth of Being Here NOW ... it would be like loosening a death grip from whatever 'present problems' had me all tied up in knots--physical or mental or emotional.
When we finally step back, detach a moment and 'see' how our mind is racing --THAT is The Observer in us. Momentary detachment can give our minds a breather. Our monkey-mind jumps around from here to there, back and forth, up and down. Literally driving us nuts. Like wanting to get away from bad TV programming, sometimes we just need to Step Back...because we are NOT going to stop our thoughts with some imaginary remote control. But we CAN learn to be a more powerful Observer and Director of our thoughts. An UNattainable goal is imagining one can sit around placidly, twiddling one's thumbs "thinking nice thoughts." Aint gonna happen with any regularity. Guaranteed. But we CAN learn to Be Mindful. Flowers
No..the 'REAL YOU' is not YOUR THOUGHTS...I hate to shock you here but YOU do not 'think up thoughts' __All thoughts exist__...ALL...the good, bad, and the ugly...You as a Creator magnetize thoughts to you by what you believe...about yourself... and about everyone and everything else. When one wakes up spiritually -- one realizes it's a CHOICE...(sometimes called Free Will) and as a Creator one comes to realize that what we think, focus upon, and give your attention to --we will materialize. That is called Creating Your Reality. So the idea here, if we truly want to Feel Better About Everything!-- is to: First of all: Ask yourself, "How do I FEEL" (This truly is your First Clue!)--then: learn to Stop, Look, and Listen... "What am I thinking about that is causing the way I feel?" Flowers Thought always, always, always preceeds emotion...Never the reverse.
Here is where "facing the facts' --otherwise known as 'one's own personal version of the truth'-- can bring us SO much misery... emotionally, mentally, and physically... ALL physical dis-eases have spiritual roots. Nothing happens 'out of the blue' that we have not pre-created (put into escrow) by our thoughts, next actions, and triggered events into 'happening.' We are that powerful!!
Let's peek into someone's life. I'll call him Jack. I'm simply using 'he' as a matter or reference. Let's see if you can surmise how Jack creates his day.

Jack wakes up. Reaches for his head. Do I still have that horrible headahce? Probably will come back. Stumbles into bathroom. Damn toothpaste cost me a dollar more. Everything is getting impossible. Barely afford anything. Damn headaches coming back. Oh good! Date with Terry tonight. Smiles. I wonder if Terry will ever want to break up with me? She acted all weird last time. Frowns. What'll I wear? Should have done laundry last night. I don't look good in half the junk that's in my closet. Guess I'll settle for this. Heavy sigh. Headache coming back. Pops some Advil. Probably taking too many of those things. Drat. Promised Jeff I'd meet him for coffee this morning... he's Ok mostly...but I think he's trying to steal my ideas or psych me out...don't completely trust him. Hey...I got that raise! Yay... now they'll probably raise the rent..that's what always happens. Trouble starting car. I need a new car...that will impress everyone...especially Terry... insurance will probably eat me alive. It seems I am always running into some kind of trouble. Listens to music on radio...sudden stop...I bump into the guy ahead of me on 6th Ave! Shit! Money. Trouble. Delay. Job. Anger. The guy was decent enough. Cars are not damaged. JBut! --Now what will happen NEXT....etc etc etc...(All of this in one hour of Jack's life.)
If you are metaphysically can easily see how Jack creates his reality...If you take each thought can readily see what will most likely come to pass for Jack very quickly...or what he is (like Abe says) putting into escrow to manifest in the future. The reason it will come about is:... BELIEF, constant attention, undisturbed focus. It is obvious that one of Jack's core beliefs is "Everything bad happens to me" or "If something good happens, something will come along to spoil it." Note the word "always" ... a true 'belief barometer.'
Jack might well create something that will 'turn him around'...but it will ALWAYS be Jack's choice on a spiritual level... One can't expect cymbals clashing, harps sounding, lights flashing...and Jack exclaiming: "I have seen the Light!" (hey...that's the Blues Brothers line!)
We Awaken in many different ways... Sometimes it comes with a KaPOW!!--other times it seems like an uphill climb after figuring out 'something is not working right and has to change'... There is NO such thing as "Dumb luck" anymore than "Shit happens" ... it is all created... consciously or UNconsciously...
How to turn things around? It takes practice. =Lots of it.
I'm walking along to the coffee shop. "Geraldo" will probably be there running his mouth. Crap. Scowl....I now feel suddenly down. No wait... I DO want to Feel Good. ( will) Oh well, it will all be OK. Sometimes he's not so bad...and so WHAT... its really all OK...No big deal...look at that gorgeous tree, I just smiled at somebody and they smiled back....Oh oh--starting to feel a little 'iffy' again ... OK, Betty...what DO you WANT?? I do want to Feel Good and enjoy myself... Let it go...all is really OK...It is NOW...right now...and in this very NOW all is well... Forget the past and don't imagine 'bad futures'...its Now...only Now...
Overly simplified. Not really. Nothing flashy..Just constant self-reminding. Buddhists call it Mindfulness. So what if we stumble and fall and goof up!?...we start over again! a brand new Now... Always...Always... AND...if we adopt the motto: "I am always in the right place at the right time, saying and doing the right thing..." it is amazing how the Universe will conspire to assure us that is what will be some way...come what may... Life IS good. If we want to see it that way. Flowers

Prayer Namaste'

Photo by Lori Parker-Gurule'

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Arizona mess...The Earth...Politics and Personal Beliefs

A friend posted this to Facebook... "To all the IMMIGRANTS out there, LEGAL and OTHERWISE. It's time you learn to speak the NATIVE LANGUAGE. I'm here to help you with a few key words and phrases to get you started. Ready? Super!
HAU=Hello (Lakota) AGI'A=Eat (Cherokee) AHIYA'A=Leave (Cherokee) ISTE CE=Ashamed (Lakota) Emasehanee'e=He is crazy (Cheyenne) Ehaveseva'e-It is bad (Cheyenne)
Soon you'll be speaking like you were before WE were here!" Flower
I was adopted as an infant. When I learned of my Cherokee-Osage-English-Irish ethnic heritage, I passed the info onto my children. My daughter made a funny...but wise..observation: "Well, that's a fine how do you do!" she said, "we came over here and took the land away from ourselves."
Native "Americans" know, however, that we do not own the Earth. We inhabit it, but IT provides for US... It is our Mother.
The mess (best word I can think of...) in Arizona is but another diversion perpetrated by TPTB (The Powers That Be) to promote prejudice, separation, and enmity between the inhabitants of Earth. Flower
If you haven't caught my 'quirky side' before this... I will just simply tell you that I am not "patriotic"... I do not claim 'allegiance' to ANY country...Now, to some, this might make me seem like some kind of ungodly, ungrateful, potential terrorist... but I know there are those of you who DO understand and do not buy into this kind of programmed-response mind set. What's even nicer!--you own your minds... Flower
I dislike any kind of politics and am an anarchist at heart. Very few people are willing to accept the true and original meaning of anarchy... Most have a very corrupt and distorted concept of what I define simply as 'self rule.' Sovereignty. Not do-able, you think? It's a matter of opinion. Organized religion has distorted our minds to the degree that it's hard to accept (and remember!)_ that we have a right to think for ourselves. Quite a number refuse to recognize how programmed and mind-controlled we truly are... It IS a very scary thought... but once faced, it can be the beginning of true inner freedom. Many refuse to question our systems of government, religion, the media, and education (the world over)...because they represent those irreproachable Sacred Icons we dare not challenge for fear of how it might look to others and threaten out general acceptance in mainstream society.. Flower
It's easier, however, just to 'be good and do what you are told." Right? Not really. Flower
I had a jr high teacher that made all of us students nearly fly out of our seats when he slammed a Bible down on the desk he was standing behind. He said very suddenly and loudly: "America is GOD'S country. God is on OUR side." I remember being taught how ANY other nation in the world was inferior to the good ol' USofA... And... the Church reinforced in us that we must be thankful to God for allowing us to come to--or be born in--God's country. This air of superiority, supremacy, and better-than-ness still lingers in the hearts and minds of a goodly percentage of fair citizenry. We may not physically enact 'ethnic cleansing' in the same way that Germany, Rwanda, and some other countries have done...but mentally, psychically, and psychologically, --far too many practice a type of 'ethnic cleansing' which is entrenched in their belief system and consequently spills over into our society. Flower
One might say the first Americans entered this country 'illegally.' However, "God" led them here-- and they 'had no choice' but to kill all those godless 'savages' in order to stay and protect the land they claimed they now 'owned.' Being prompted by a 'Christian spirit'...we generously 'allowed' them to have "reservations." I'm not saying that those early American illegals were all "bad" ...Of course more than all the illegals now living in America are "bad"... People are people are people. I only wish that more Americans were able to see that the TPTB have not only allowed...but promoted this 'illegal immigration' ... Let's not foolishly make this into a Republican / Democrat thing. That's another grand scheme that promotes separatism. Flower
How many of you can say that you have personally suffered by all the 'illegals' in this country. Are 'they' to blame...or should we take a look at the CEOs, corporate giants, any-size business owners who are making a huge profit by employing low paying illegal workers who will take any difficult job and not be fairly order to simply survive? Flower
Who are those secretive Powers That Be --that control even the corporate giants? Who knows for sure! Personally I believe it's the Bielderberg Group (and the other Ruling Houses)...but, in "reality" they, too, are merely the visible figure heads representing the Dark Side in ALL of us... We ARE all One. _We_ create the Bad Guys with our ignorance, fear, and unquestioning obedience to what we are told is irrefutable "law." When we, individually, are willing to Let Go Of our prejudices and the fear it springs from ...and are willing to allow Love and understanding to fill our hearts and minds...we as individuals, will manifest and witness that same Love in our OWN lives... This Love cannot be granted by any country or religion... but by the God Source within us all. Too idealistic, you say? I don't think so. Not 'realistic' enough? Who do you think creates your reality?? Flower
There are SO many small happenings and events the world over... that ARE wonderful!-- manifesting great change and improvement...They seldom are, however, exposed in the highly controlled media called 'the news.'
These good events and happenings are drawn into our lives according to our chosen belief that they ARE taking place. So much good DOES exist. It depends upon our focus and attention as to what manifests for us in our own personal lives -- even in the midst of mass conscious events which one may falsely believe HAS TO appear to -- and 'effect all of us.' Not so. Flower
I had a hard time understanding or even believing the great teachers who said...more than anything are afraid of your own power. But the Light is seeping in. Its difficult to remove oneself from the idea of power as equated to control, violence, laws, and Authorities of all kinds ... but choose, instead, to allow ourselves to realize that the Power of Love and Allowing...without judgment and outward the greatest power of all... when we are connected to the Source of Love...the Source itself. Perhaps we need to examine our beliefs very closely when it comes to our reaction as to what is happening in Arizona...