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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Training Wheels

When you are learning to do something like ride a bike, it is helpful to have training wheels on the bike to help you find your balance without falling over all the time. When you have an injured leg, it is helpful to have crutches to help you be able to walk and relieve the pressure on your mending leg so that it heals properly and rapidly.

These things, the training wheels and the crutches are tools to aid you so that eventually you won’t need them any more. They are a temporary tool to assist through the process of learning and healing. They should only be used so long as they are necessary, with the understanding that eventually you won’t need them any more. So, you begin using them knowing that from the start, and looking forward to the time when you won’t need them any more.

See, the balance is already within you, the training wheels just help you to find it. The healed leg comes forth from within you; the crutches enable you to allow that healing to come forth without causing further injury.

This same thing is true when it comes to the playing “Feeling Better Game” (See my blog by that title dated July 20, 2009.) The thoughts you use to help you move up the emotional scale are tools to aid you in the process of feel better. The things you do to help you move up the emotional scale are also tools to aid you in the process. The point is, eventually you won’t need those thoughts or to do those things in order to effectively move up the emotional scale, you will just do it without needing those tools any more.

So, knowing this, you can let go of the beliefs that you “need” to think those certain thoughts to feel better, you “need” to do that certain thing to feel better, or you “need” to be with that special someone to feel better. If you “need” those thought, or to do those things or to be with that person to feel better, you haven’t fully grasped the skill of moving up the emotional scale yet. If you “need” those tools to inspire feeling better, you haven’t found the place within your own self from where these better feeling emotions originate. These better feeling emotions are already within you; these tools only help you find them.

The words of warning are these:

While you are learning this skill, you could develop an attachment to those tools. Many people get attached to the tools and therefore are reluctant to outgrow them, they feel assurance in using them, and they find them supportive and comforting. And, that is where the trap with using tools comes in, when you believe you can’t move up the emotional scale without them.

The truth is, you can. Using tools helps you develop the skill, understanding, awareness and confidence necessary to attune to better feeling emotions. When you begin playing the “Feel Better Game,” begin with this understanding; that eventually you won’t need the tools, and with this understanding and intention of transcending the need for the tools, you will pave the way for yourself to express and be free to ascend the emotional scale at will regardless of external stimuli.

Now, this isn’t to say that external stimuli can’t or shouldn’t or won’t inspire emotional responses, because they can and they do and that is all a part of being here now reveling in the joy of the moment.

It is all a part of being open to the grander possibilities which avail themselves to us, and for me, this is why I play the “Feel Better Game” in the first place.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Where I start from

If you want to plan a trip, you have to know where you are relative to where you want to go, then proceed from that knowledge. That may seem all too obvious, but what if you believe you are starting from New York City but it turns out you are starting from San Francisco? That would make a huge difference in planning your trip wouldn’t it? You might think that it is preposterous to not know you are in New York City when you are actually in San Francisco, and yes, that may very well be preposterous, but it makes an obvious point; you have to know where you are starting from, you have to accurately know where you are starting from in order to take the next step to move you towards where you want to go.

For instance, what if you don’t even know where you are but you do know you want to go to Denver? Which direction should you go? How far away is it to Denver? What mode of transportation should you choose? If you don’t know where you are, you can’t accurately answer those questions can you? So, an important point to understand is if you don’t know where you are, the very first step, in order to proceed with confidence towards any goal, is to accurately determine where you are.

I am going to venture a guess that 90% of the people on earth don’t really know where they are. They may know their physical location, they may be aware of their immediate environment and they may navigate successfully around the physical world environment. How are they able to do that? They have accurate information to base their navigation upon, and they have a sense and or familiarity of their environment which aids them through their movements. So, from a practical physical perspective, that number of 90% isn’t at all accurate, but it is more accurate from a deeper spiritual perspective.

If you think you are doing okay financially, but in fact you are about to be financially bankrupt, you can see how proceeding from that erroneous perception can contribute towards your bankruptcy.

If you think you are physically fit, but in fact should change your diet, and add some regular exercise to your daily activities, your erroneous perception will result in taking steps which likely will move you away from physical fitness rather than towards it.

If you are a drug addict, or alcohol addict, or addicted to any unhealthy practice, but you don’t think you are, the steps you take to proceed on with your life will be based on a false premise, and therefore will certainly result in taking you down the wrong path in your life experiencing.

In your life expression, if you don’t acknowledge accurately where you are right now, and you proceed towards some life goal, how can you possibly attain that goal without an accurate assessment of where you are now? If you try to proceed without this information, you start your journey from an erroneous premise; therefore any steps you take to attain your goal are likely to be wrong ones.

It is imperative that you know where you are, that you have valid information to base your next choice decision upon, to be successful in any undertaking.

Why am I writing this? So you stop and evaluate the premise upon which you are proceeding from with your life expression. If the premise you base your life expression upon is erroneous, you get erroneous results. And, any success you may stumble upon is then based upon random chance.

Some people teach that you should visualize yourself as wealthy, healthy and joyous, feel as though you are already wealthy, healthy and joyous, then regardless of where you are, you will attain those states of being.

All we have is here now. In order to proceed upon this journey, it is imperative to accept this as the starting point of our journey. The location, the time of day, the conditions which are currently present are important considerations, but unless you are centered within this here now moment, you will proceed through your life experience from a false or erroneous premise, which can only lead to failed endeavors.

You have to acknowledge how it is right now in this life experiencing moment, accepting it all, allowing it all completely, in order to proceed with certainty. This is within the realm of your awareness, yet it also extends beyond your conscious awareness to include it all.

Erroneous premises:

There is time, there is yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Why are these concepts a problem? Because they engender behavior which tends to change your focus away from your here now experiencing, engendering a false sense of importance for past experiences or future experiences. And, because of this erroneous premise you base your activities which result in erroneous results.

Example: Tomorrow when I get my new car, then I will be happy. This is projecting into the future. It may be factual that you may get a new car tomorrow, but the belief that having the new car will bring you happiness tomorrow is a false premise because if you aren’t experiencing happiness in this here now moment, it makes no difference how the external world is dressed up, as these moments unfold how you feel right now is all that matters.

Accurate premise:

There is Here, Now.

The unfolding of this presence may be calculated by use of a clock and calendar, which spawns the beliefs in time, of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Regardless of the location or the time, you can always accurately state. “I am here now.”

Example: I am happy now in this moment. I am going to get my new car tomorrow and I am fairly certain I will be happy tomorrow too because I am choosing being happy as the foundation of my life experiencing. I realize my happiness wells up from within me. It isn’t based upon external expressions which manifest as my life experiencing. The happiness which wells up from within me enriches everything in my life experiencing so that I am happy regardless of getting the new car or not. For my comfort and pleasure and ease of travel having the new car will be worthwhile and enjoyable, and I appreciate the comforts and ease that accompany this having.

Another example: When I finally find my soul mate, everything will be just wonderful.

It may be true that being with your soul mate will be a wonderful experiencing, but it isn’t being with your soul mate that makes it wonderful, it is the wonder you bring to the experiencing, being with your soul mate, that makes it wonderful. In other words, in this here now exists this wonder and experiencing this wonder here now it the only place this experiencing happens. So, experiencing this here now as wonderful is the foundation of experiencing being with your soul mate being wonderful as well. The thing is, whether you are with your soul mate or not, this here now is wonderful if you choose to make it so.

Maybe you are seeing a trend here, that is, the feeling tone in this here now experiencing is the foundation upon which external life experiencing is based. Whatever this feeling tone is tints or colors the life experiencing accordingly.

Many people belief that the life experiences tint or color your emotional state of being, but that is a false premise attributing the emotional state to an external expression which in and of itself holds no emotional content.

In other words, the new car contains no happiness within itself. The relationship with your soul mate doesn’t innately contain wonderfulness. Rather you bring the happiness to the car ownership and you bring the wonderfulness to the relationship with your soul mate or actually anyone in your life experiencing.

So, whatever the external expression is, the emotional tone of it wells up from within you and colors the experiencing based upon your choices.

Understanding that the emotional content of every life experience originates from within your own being, you may understand that even if you are deathly ill physically, the emotional content of being deathly ill isn’t dictated by being deathly ill but rather by your choice in how you want to emotionally experience being deathly ill. If you chose to be happy while experiencing being deathly ill, being deathly ill will be a happy experiencing.

While being deathly ill may not feel good physically, and in fact may be very physically painful, the emotional content of the experience is up to your choice. And, bringing to the experience great joy may actually be the healing balm necessary to enable moving through the experience with greater ease. So that is paying more attention to emotional experiencing joy which releases tension which is often the source of the pain, and relaxes the body into a healing state of allowing life energy to flow freely and easily in this here now experiencing.

Allowing life energy to flow freely and powerfully is the premise of well-being. Illness is the result of restricting that flow of life energy, and death is the result of the flow being restricted to such an extent that the body can no longer sustain life.

If you understand this completely, you may conclude that physical death is, or at least can be, a choice. A being that is ever present in this presence, allowing life energy to freely flow, without limitations or restrictions, enjoys life abundantly. Allowing this flow is being attuned to it, and being attuned to this flow of life energy is the source of the emotional content of our life experiencing. The source is energy, is life energy, and experiencing this life energy flowing is translated into the emotional content of our being.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Feeling Better Now

Why is it so important to pay attention to how I feel?

Because how you feel is your point of attraction, that is to say, how you feel in this moment, is what is attracting to you like vibrations, or like feelings, so if you feel crappy now, you are radiating crappy feeling vibrations which will attract crappy feeling experiences into your life.

When you focus on feeling better and attain a better feeling due to this point of focus, you are vibrating at a better feeling vibration; therefore, you are radiating a better feeling vibration which attracts to you life experiences which feel better.

So, it is more important to focus on moving up the emotional scale than it is to focus on having a certain thing or life experience, unless of course focusing on that thing or life experience moves you up the emotional scale.

How you feel is the tone which underlies the life experiences you attract. So, if you focus on a new car and attract that, but in the process, you are feeling anxious and worried about being able to pay for it, when you attract the new car you will also have the same feeling of anxiousness and worry attached to the owning the car because that is the tone or feeling or vibration which you were radiating which caused it to be attracted to you.

The things or objects you attract are of secondary importance. The relationships you attract are of secondary importance. The physical life experiences you attract are of secondary importance.

Why? Because along with whatever you attract an emotional state accompanies them. The error most people make is in thinking having that object, or that relationship or that experience will give them the emotional experience they desire. The fact is, it is the other way around. Having the emotional experience first, before getting the objects, or relationships or experiences is really where the fulfillment in having those things or experiences are found.

That may seem paradoxical because you’ve been programmed to believe you need that new car to feel good, you need that big house to feel good, you need that beautiful person to have a relationship with to feel good, and you need that bank full of money to feel good. The list goes on and on, doesn’t it? And, I am quite certain that once you get each and every one of those things, you don’t get the feeling good with them, unless of course, you started out feeling good before you got them. If you started out feeling empty before getting any or all of those things, you will continue to have that empty feeling after getting those things.

Are you getting it now? Do you get how important it is to feel good now? Here, now is where the emotional experiences occur. In this moment, when you learn to choose thoughts and activities which inspire better emotional states, then you are planting the seeds for experiences which match that vibration or emotional state.

So if you attain a blissful emotional state first, then attract a beautiful new car, and house, and money and relationship(s) all of that will have the blissful emotional state vibration as its foundation. And, this is where it just keeps getting better and better, when you start from or create from a better feeling vibrational state.

I encourage you to play the feeling better game.

In case you haven’t seen the little video clip I made about this game, I will tell you how to play it now.

Right now, consider how you are feeling. Then think of something that has the effect of moving you up the emotional scale. Alternately, do something which has the effect of moving you up the emotional scale. The object of the game is to experience a better feeling emotional state, even if it is just a slight bit better feeling. And then once you attain that feeling better state, to proceed on up the emotional scale by continuing to play this game. If you don’t continue to move up the emotional scale, but maintain the better feeling state, you are just that much better off and will create from that better feeling state.

(One thing to consider is that you are always attracting regardless of what your emotional state is, so you might as well attract from a better feeling emotional state, right?)

If you think it is hard to do this, and don’t even give it a try, what is the result of not trying this?

You get to continue experiencing your current emotional state as the tone of your life experiencing. If you like your current emotional state; you believe you can’t feel better now, or you believe you feel as good as it gets, then great! But, if it is possible for you to feel better, and you choose to do something to move you into a better feeling state, you are thereby taking control and steering the course of your emotional life.

To have all the wonderful things life has to offer is great only to the extent that the emotional foundation upon which it rests is great.

That is why there are people who have all the wealth and possessions this life has to offer and yet feel unsatisfied and/or unhappy. They likely went after all those things with the hopes of finding their happiness, but from an unsatisfied or unhappy state, that is what they attracted more of, unsatisfied and unhappy.

The Law of Attraction states: Like attracts Like. If you want to attract happieness, then you have to be happy to attract more happieness.

The feel better game is an on going thing. That is to say, you can’t just do it for 5 minutes and feel a little better while doing it, and expect that feeling better emotional state to endure indeffinately. What is more likely to happen is that after a short time, you will revert back to your normal emotional state which will happen because that is where the preponderance of your vibrational state is. In order to effect a change in your “normal” vibrational state, it takes persistance so that over time, your “normal” emotional state shifts to a higher vibration.

Just like anything you are trying out and learning for the first time, at first it requires almost constant attention to be aware of your current emotional state, then chooseing to feel better, and thereby think of, or do things which engender a better feeling emotion.

The journey or spiritual path then, is to feel better emotionally. As you progress upon this path, the stuff that you get along the way is then the icing on the cake so to speak, it just makes the cake that much sweeter and more delightful to partake of.

Choose to feel better now. This is the best choice you can possibly make in this moment.

Here is an example dialogue of playing the Feeling Better Game:
(You can play this by yourself, or with the help of a friend or companion.)

How do you feel now?

I feel “okay.”

Could you feel better than “okay”?


Can you think of something that when thinking of that causes you to feel better?

I can’t think of anything like that right now.

Okay, is there something you like to do that causes you to feel better when you do it?

I like listening to music that I like. I always feel better when I listen to my favorite music.

Okay, can you do that now?

No, not really, I’m at work right now, and I don’t have my music collection here, and I can’t listen to music while I’m at work anyway.

Alright, is there anything else you can do right here, right now which will elevate how you feel right now, even if it is just a little bit?

I can go talk to my co-worker friend. I always feel better when I am talking to her.

Okay, go do that now, then after you’ve talked to her for awhile, return to this exercise.

(After returning.)

How do you feel now?

I feel better.

Good! You have intentionally moved up the emotional scale. This should prove to you that you can do this, and it can be fun too. (Actually, it should be fun. If it isn’t fun, you are not likely to do it. If it isn’t fun, you aren’t moving up the emotional scale anyway.)

Evalutaion of the example:

Even though listening to music wasn’t available at the time of the example, that is a good choice to make when you can listen to your favorite music because it has the effect of moving you up the emotional scale.

Also, even though this person couldn’t think of something right then to make him/her feel better in that moment, he/she might be able to think of something at some point which does have the effect of moving him/her up the emotional scale, so that is also a good choice to pursue.

Additional, there are many things people do that help elevate their emotional state. Some people enjoy cooking, some people enjoy crafting or painting or photography. Whatever it is for you, choose those things to pursue as they are tools to elevate your emotional state.

The times when it is most valuble to play this game are when you dip emotionally to a lower emotional state. i.e.: When you are angry, when you are upset, when you are sad, when you feel hopeless, etc.

Remember, you are attracting all the time based on your vibrational contenance, or emotional state, so whatever that emotional state is, radiates out to the universe, and you attract more of that to yourself.

Remember to play the feel better game often. It can be as simple to play as remembering the game, then in the moment, pursuing feeling better with whatever avenue that is, which results in feeling better emotionally. The more you do this, the easier it will get because you can recall the things that worked for you before, and try them again. And, your successes in and of themselves can be fuel for feeling better too.

It is all in the experiencing, feeling better.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Conditional Moments

During my guest appearance on the “Light Works with Jen and Amy,” blogtalk radio show, I said something about the love our true Self has for us. I said, “There is no one in the world who cares more about you than your own True Self. You can’t be loved any more than that love that is present within that being, which you truly are. And, this is a manifestation coming forth through you as you.”

That love the True Self radiates to you is unconditional love. In other words, the energy is always flowing regardless of whether I am aware of it or not, regardless of my accepting it or not. That loving feeling is a total YES feeling without any hesitation or reservation in it at all.

Think about that for a moment. Right now, this loving energy is radiating unconditionally from the center of your being. It is always saying yes, yes, yes. It is always loving, always giving, and always caring.

Then you say, Oh yeah, well, I’m not feeling that right now. As a matter of fact, I feel pretty crappy right now, how can this wonderful YES, I love you love feeling be radiating right now? I don’t feel it at all. I don’t feel like I am being unconditionally loved.

When you just voiced that perspective, it was from a “Conditional Moment.”

Prior to voicing that perspective you’ve been vibrating along within the “Conditional Moments,” vibration. That is to say, these conditional moments have been around with you for a very long time. As a matter of fact, it is likely that you are primarily expressing your life through the perspective of conditional expectations, and beliefs which result in experiencing this moment based upon your expectations and beliefs which tell you that, in order to feel this unconditional love which you truly are, certain conditions must be met. Since, in your expectation, these conditions haven’t been met, the result is you block or don’t experience this unconditional love flowing right now.

Maybe you are holding beliefs which are telling you right now, that this is a bunch of bull shit. There might be beliefs which say, I’m not feeling unconditional love right now, so how can it be true that this love is ever present? I’m not feeling it right now, so what Jerry is writing is a lie. What I’m feeling right now is frustration, and maybe even a bit of anger that Jerry would tell me this shit, and expect me to believe him.

All that “stuff” in the way of experiencing the unconditional love flowing through this moment, is all the conditioning you’ve adopted throughout this life and all the previous life experiences you’ve had. This perspective perpetuates itself through the attitude of defending your conditioning in order to be right, in order to justify your present state, so you create for yourself proof and evidence to substantiate and reinforce your beliefs, your conditioning.

It may be hard to break this self fulfilling perspective considering how it works. You may be able to break this chain of endless repetition through having a moment of clarity wherein you experience and therefore have an awareness which shows you, “Yeah, I see how I’ve been doing this.” And maybe with that clarity, you might decide to give something else a try. You might begin to see that your current conditioning isn’t serving you well, it isn’t empowering you, but actually keeping you trapped within this state of vibration which inhibits the experiencing of the unconditional love which is flowing through this moment right now.

The simple shift wherein you acknowledge it as a possibility that this unconditional love is and does flow through this moment, and this moment and this moment, on and on, avails yourself to coming into the realization and experience that yes, it DOES flow. Even though I might not feel the full experience of this unconditional love, I can feel some of it right now. I can come in to greater experiencing of it as I shed the conditional beliefs and attitudes which hamper the flow and therefore the experiencing of this energy flow.

Becoming a clear channel for this flow of energy is the life path many people have chosen. Upon this path, as each moment unfolds, oppertunities are ever presented to reveal to us the conditioning which hampers the full experiencing of this fountain of blissful life experiencing.

The reason I’ve written this is because in order to bring forth that True Self into this manifest world, so that it is fully expressing here, now; which means we are fully experiencing it here, now, we undertake the process of clearing away the conditioning which impedes the flow and therefore the experiencing of unconditional love which is our True and eternal natural being in expression.

As an eternal being, what else do you have to do?

To do this clearing we must bring our attention in to this moment right here, right now. This is where it all happens. Where we clear away the conditioning, where we experience the releasing, and releif that is the natural effect of the clearing.

If you are of the mind, “Okay, that sounds really good, but I can’t start right now. I’ve got other stuff I need to do right now. I will start tomorrow when I have more time.”

What is happening then with that attitude?

What is happening is denying the powerand value of this now moment in favor of a future moment.

I’ve got a secret for you, you probably won’t believe me when I tell it to you.

There are no future moments. There is really no tomorrow, there is really no yesterday either. All there is is this ever present presence, here, now.

When you “get this” when you truly experience the validity of this statement, you will have anchored yourself in the present and therefore your very own presence which is expressing as this moment right now.

Letting go. Being aware in this moment, and letting go, relaxing, allowing, accepting this moment right now fully and completely. This is unconditional being and therefore unconditional experiencing the true nature of your own presence in being here now.

You may slip in and out of this presence, awareness experiencing because of the pull of all the conditioning which still resides within your energy field. So, having found your presence within this moment, you know it is right here, right now, always present. It and you are one.

There really is no, “and” either. In the experiencing of this presence, does it dawn upon you the truth of this statement? If you say, no, that is okay. What you are experiencing are conditional moments.

Monday, July 13, 2009


In the here now moment, everything is constantly changing, that is to say, nothing ever stays the same, even though it may appear that some things do stay the same. There are some cyclic events that are relatively consistent, and therefore predictable with a great deal of certainty, and there are many more things which are not cyclic that are not at all certain as to when or whether they will occur.

Of course the cyclic events which are predictable are things like there being day and night here on planet earth. That the earth will continue in its orbit of the sun and the moon will continue in its orbit of the earth. These things are predictable so long as there is no force which alters the current movement of our sun’s, our planet’s and our moon’s movement through space.

Just one event could alter that predictability. And whether such an event will happen or not is one of those unpredictable random events which could occur.

There are many people who look in to the future and speak of what they’ve preceived. In the moment when they preceived that future, what they preceived may have been true for that moment of perception. Because of all the forces at work within this manifestation, all the changing flows of energy, the potential for predicting something which will happen just a few minutes from right now are expotentially increased from moment to moment.

As an example, a minute from now you could still be reading this blog. But there is also the possibility that you will be distracted, or loose interest in reading this and decide to do something else. A simple little change like that, can alter the fabric of time and space sufficiently so that what may have been true a minute ago will no longer be true. The choice to continue reading this could impact you in such a way, that you reconsider your life experiences and by so doing alter your attitude about life, and by altering your attitude about the certainty of your life, take a different path which will have different possibilities for you than the other path where you lost interest in reading this, and or stopped reading this.

What makes prediction so difficult then? The freedom of choice intelligent being use to create their life experiences. Yes there are trends in consciousness and trends in choices humans make, but they are not for the most part inevitable occurances, or choices.

The reason I am writing this is because there has been a lot of attention focused upon the year 2012, and many predictions made regarding what will happen then. While there may be some validity in some of those predictions or even all of those predictions, I’m here to tell you none of that is important to you. It may seem very important to know what will happen in the future, but what is really important is what is happening right here, right now. Right here, and right now is the place where choices are consciously make, and where the future is created. Because someone tells you something is going to happen tomorrow, it doesn’t make it ture because someone told you it was going to happen tomorrow, what does make it true, is your choice in this moment to make it true by chooseing to believe it is true.

So then when tomorrow comes and what that person perdicted would happen doesn’t happen, why didn’t it happen because you believe it would happen. Is your belief the only element at play in the unfolding of time in space? No, your belief is only one element in the overall experssion in time and space.

It may seem paradoxical that your beliefs can, in one moment, effect the fabric of time and space and also not have any effect at all. Maybe this is an indication to you that your beliefs don’t always align with how life unfolds, and so as you experience this variation from what you thought was true, what you believed was true, your experience of this variation alters your beliefs so that different possibilities appear while yet other possibilites fade away in the very same moment.

When you multiply the billions of choices each intelligent being in manifestation is making right now, and how those choices may alters how the next moment unfolds, can you see how very difficult it is to accurately predict something many years from now? During the time from now to then, how many innumarable choices will certainly be made? Each of those inumerable choices has a different potential path of expression in manifestation. I think there is no way of knowing with certainty, but there is a high degree of certainty that innumberalbe choices will be made between now and the year 2012. And amongst those choices, the course of manifestation unfolding towards one predicted event over another has a very high probability of shifting so that a prediction doesn’t come true.

The whole point of this post is to reiterate the value and importance of being focused in the here now moment, and thereby making conscious choices which will direct the unfolding of your life experience.

If there is a high level of certainty that an event will occur, it is by being focused in the here now, and being aware of that high probability that you can make choices appropriate towards the outcome you prefer.

If you spend all of your time being concerned about what is going to happen at some time in the future, you miss the wonder and beauty and joy of this moment as it unfolds here now for you. In this way, thinking too much about the future, pulls you out of your here now experiencing.

In conculsion, take care of this moment, and the future will take care of itself accordingly.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Dragon

In stories about dragons, there is often the idea about the dragon’s horde of wealth, often the dragon sleeps upon the gold and jewels within its lair. Why does a dragon need these things? What good are gold and diamonds to a dragon? They are part of the lure. The treasure wealth the dragon possesses isn’t its own, but the accumulation of that which its victims valued most. The true wealth the dragon does possess is its knowledge which it does not give away. That is the key to the dragon’s success. The knowledge it holds, if it were to share it, would not serve the dragon but rather be its end.

How did this come about? The dragon is a clever being, it knows the minds and weakness of men, so with this knowledge, and to fill its own belly, it at first went out and caused destruction upon the areas to wreak fear upon the masses, and also to get food for its sustenance. It knew that men value their gold and jewelry very highly, so it took these things once it had consumed its prey. It began to horde all these treasures within its lair. You might ask why? Because it got very powerful and at the same time sort of lazy in that it didn’t want to have to go out and find its next meal, rather it wanted its next meal to come to it, so it would occasionally go out into the countryside and cause a ruckus to not only make the people fear it, but also so that they would want to be rid of it as well. And to that end, these people would find amongst themselves or others, people who would go slay the dragon with the hopes of being rewarded with the dragon’s treasure horde. Because so many men found the allure of this treasure so powerful, they would seek out the dragon in its lair in the hopes that they could slay it and thereby have their reward.

The problem is though, no one really knew how to slay the dragon, so each one who tried ended up being the little meal for the dragon. Many sought to slay the dragon, but none ever returned to tell the tale of their demise.

Maybe another idea that you may relate to more easily is that of a spider and it’s web. It spends a lot of time weaving its web, then once it has completed this process, patiently sits in the middle of the web, awaiting its next meal. In the same way, the dragon, takes the riches of its victims and displays that to lure others into its web.

The dragon is huge, powerful and dangerous. The dragon seems to have something that you need, but in order to get it, you must be consumed by it. What does the dragon have that would make a man ignore the dragon’s power and the danger in order to approach it? What makes the dragon so powerful and so dangerous? The men who do approach think themselves to be more powerful than the dragon, at least powerful enough to defeat it. In other words, they over estimate their own powerfulness and under estimate how powerful the dragon is. And this is their demise. In answer to the question about what makes the dragon so powerful and therefore so dangerous? The answer is simple and one word: Knowledge. The knowledge the dragon holds is its power. The unrestrained wielding of this power makes it dangerous. The danger is to those who are subjugated by the unrestrained wielding of this power. And it is dangerous because it wields this power for its own benefit. In other words, the application of this knowledge for selfish ends is the danger while the selfless application of this knowledge is a boon to all mankind.

So, once you are consumed by the dragon, do you really get want you wanted or needed? No, what you thought the dragon had that you needed has always been within you. The dragon knows this. It also knows you don’t know you have it already, so it used that ignorance to lure you in and consume you.

What then is this knowledge that is so powerful that it can corrupt those who hold it? They say that absolute power corrupts and that is true from the ego centric perspective, but it is not true from the all inclusive perspective.

What is the knowledge I already hold within myself? It is the mystery; it is the knowledge that enables you to play this game. Knowing this is like knowing how a magician does his card tricks. Before you know how he does his tricks, they are amazing and puzzling, but once you know how the tricks are done, the mystery which made the trick amazing and puzzling vanishes and is replaced by the knowledge of how he does the tricks. To the one now holds this knowledge, there is no amazing or puzzling element to the trick. That is why the magician keeps how he does his tricks secret, so that his audience can continue to be puzzled and amazed. So, if everyone knew how to do the tricks, everyone would see there is no “magic” to it, there would no longer be a puzzle to solve and the mystery would be gone never to be held again. Because once you know how the trick is done, you can never undo that knowing. So, do you really want to know? The price you pay is the loss of wonder and amazement, the loss of the mystery. Consider what your life will be like without the wonder and mystery. Consider the life where there are no puzzles to be solved because you already know how they are done and therefore how to solve them.

Having this knowledge is like seeing a movie for the second or third or hundredth time. You know very well what is going to happen next, you know how the movie is going to end.

Do you really want that kind of knowledge about yourself, about your life, about your being?

If you want the knowledge, you must face the dragon and be consumed by it.

Find the dragon within yourself.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Answering Questions...

Questions from the Blogtalk.com Radio Show, LightWorks with Jen & Amy, 7-2-09

I’ve listened to the recorded version of the program a few times, and in so doing, realized there are some questions asked of me, that I didn’t really answer sufficiently, therefore, I’d like to more fully answer some of those questions here.
I’ve paraphrased the question.

Amy asked, “What are my blogs about, and where do I get the inspiration to write them?”

The blogs I post here, and on my Myspace.com blog page are primarily about life, and the insights I’ve had and or experienced with the intent and focus to help others experience their own lives more fully as I’ve come to experience my life in this way also. What I write, often uses the word, “you” which isn’t necessarily just pointing the finger at the reader, but also pointing the finger at myself as well. The reason is, often what I write about to help someone else, is really the inner guidance I need to apply to my own life experience, so as I re-read some of these blogs, I see lessons for my own growth and advancement contained therein, and I can also see how this information is generally useful to others as well. It is useful because the information isn’t ego centric, or pointed to a specific person, but rather more basic and broadly applicable than that.

In that paragraph I also sort of indicated where I get the inspiration from, and that is through my own life experiences and observation of the people, places and events I am traveling through and with on my life path. Sometimes, I am inspired to write about something because I pose a question to my Inner Knowing Self, and what comes forth are the answers to my questions. Other times, I observe behaviors in myself and others which inspires me to write about that so that I get more clarity about that.

So, if I write and say, you should do this or that, the you I am referring to is just as much me the writer as it is you the reader. I believe we are all on this path together, and the fact that you are reading this tells me, there may be something of value for you the reader as well as for me the writer as well.

Jen asked, “What transition point caused you to live your life at a deeper level? What turning point did you approach where you decided to go a different way?”

I’d have to say, that the forks in my life path and the choices I had to make at those moments weren’t necessarily conscious deliberate choices, but rather logical choices to lead me down the path to where I wanted to go or where it felt best for me to go. So in that sense, it was sort of like driving to the store, for example, there are many ways to get there from where you are, or at the very least more ways than one, in most cases that you could choose from. So turning left and going around the block to get to the store is a turning point in that journey, and it may turn out that turning right to go around the block to get to the store on the other side of the block isn’t any more significant than the other choice, because they both lead to the same place and there really isn’t any great significance to be found in either turning point choice.

Some significant events in my life which have brought me to this time and place on my path? There have been many people involved in my life each one in his or her own way played a part in choices I made along the way. Just like most people, I have faced the choices of “the better of two evils” type of thing, where neither choice was desirable, but in order to proceed, at the time, it seemed to me, there were no other choices available, so I took the path of least resistance as it appeared to me in that moment.

I could list names of people whose influence on my growth in understanding and awareness was significant, but these names, for the most part, would be meaningless to most readers as they are people without fame and therefore likely unknowns to most of you.

Significant events?

When I was very young Catechism class in elementary grade school and reading the bible set the foundation for what was to unfold later in my life.

Being introduced to Siddha Yoga, going to a Siddha Yoga Teachers Training Course in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the experiences I had prior to going to that course and during that course where significant and important times where I learned a lot about myself and how this manifestation works. In the process of all of that I learned about meditation and chanting as tools for changing my focus and therefore my vibrational continence. (I could write about one experience which was significant for me that enabled me to go to this course, as well as a dream I had prior to going, and also one of the Yogi instructors/presenters telling a story during one of the classes which referred to the dream I had. If you want to find out more about that, let me know by leaving a comment below this blog.)

In conjunction with Siddha Yoga, reading the “Autobiography of a Yogi” as well as similar types of books broadened my awareness, and made me aware of the greater and true self within us all.

To reflect the understanding I’d come to, I wrote a little booklet titled, “Gardening Your Mind.” In which I presented information about the manifestation process using the analogy of a garden to express the ideas about manifesting. The basic teachings contained in that booklet were presented in other words and other books prior to and after the writing of that booklet. So all of this information has been around for a very long time.

“What the Bleep!” and “The Secret” were a couple of movies which furthered my progress upon the path and eventually led me to find the writings and teachings presented by Jerry and Esther Hicks as Ester brought forth Abraham’s teachings which delved deeply into the Law of Attraction and its application in our life experience.

Further confirmation of what I’ve known for some time was presented in the writings of Eckhart Tolle and his book titled, “The Power of Now.” If you’ve read any of my blogs, you will see many of the same concepts presented by Eckhart also stated in by blogs but presented in my own words.

So, the saying, “No man is an island unto himself,” is true. I’ve been influenced or taught by many people and what I know and experience now is a culmination of each and everyone who’s been a part of my life journey.

In answer to the question about going a different way, to the best of my awareness, I’ve always been on the path which has led me to be here now, writing this. That is to say, there wasn’t a time when I was solely focused on becoming rich and famous, or some other ego centric life path where I then had to choose to either follow the mundane path, or to pursue the spiritual path. In retrospect, I think I’ve always been on this path and haven’t deviated from it to any great extent. So, with that, I guess you could say this is my purpose for being here, this is why I’ve come forth at this time, this is why I’ve had the life experiences I’ve had, so that I could be here now, and not only further my own growth in awareness and clarity, but share this knowledge freely with everyone who has ears to hear and eyes to see. (That is not to limit the freely part, as this freely giving applies to everyone.)

During the Blogtalk radio program, there was talk about the pain people experience. I think this was referring more to emotional pain rather than physical pain, but there is some connection between the two too. At any rate, I’d like to write a bit about pain and it’s cause and it’s release.

The Sedona Method is a method where a person learns about releasing. In developing an understanding of this releasing, a description is given as an example of how we emotionally hold tightly to people places and things, and how that holding tightly causes us pain. You can experience this for yourself right now. If you want to try this experiment, find a pen or pencil and grasp it in your hand. Hold it very tightly for a minute or so, really grip it tightly. What happens when you do that? You eventually experience pain from holding it so tightly, right? Now, if you’ve held that pen very tightly for a very long time, the pain might seem normal to you, and the gripping tightly might seem normal too, so that if you wanted to let go of the pen, there would be a bit of struggle or resistance to letting it go, or opening your hand, and that is because the muscles in your hand have become accustomed to gripping tightly, and it take a bit of effort to open your hand, doesn’t it? So once you finally are able to open your hand with your palm facing up, and the pen laying in your palm, you can see, that the pen isn’t attached to you, that if you move your hand around, the pen may roll freely across your palm. So, what happens when you turn your hand palm down? Yep, the pen drops to the floor without any effort on your part. It is a natural effect of gravity at work.

That is an example of how we emotionally hold tightly on to people places and things, and also how it hurts to hold so tightly to those things, and how it seems to be natural after awhile to have that constant pain. It also shows how when we try to let go of those people places and things, it may be a bit hard at first, and it may be somewhat painful to do so, but if we persist, we can figuratively open our hand, turn over our palm and the releasing process works naturally for us each and every time.

If you want to learn more about the Sedona Method as a simple and easy way to release anything and everything you’ve been holding so tightly to in your life experience, do a search for Sedona Method and find their website.
Additionally, if you haven’t read the book, “The Power of Now,” I recommend you give it a read as well as the book by Jerry and Esther Hicks titled, “Ask and it is Given.” If you study and implement the teachings from the Sedona Method, The Power of Now and Ask and it is Given, you will enrich your life experience and find the possibilities before you are infinite.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Path of Least Resistance,

(or the importance of making conscious choices.)

Here is what Wikipedia says about “the path of least resistance:


The path of least resistance

The path of least resistance describes the physical or metaphorical pathway that provides the least resistance to forward motion by a given object or entity, among a set of alternative paths. The concept is often used to describe why an object or entity takes a given path.

In physics, the path of least resistance is always taken by objects moving through a system. For example, water flowing downhill follows the path of least resistance as it is pulled downward by gravity. Electricity flowing through a circuit behaves similarly; while every available path has some current flowing through it, the amount of current through each path is inversely proportional to its electrical resistance. Atmospheric disturbances (storms) flow on the path of least resistance by flowing toward zones of low barometric pressure, where lower air density offers less impedance to the storm system than higher pressure zones.

One exception to this rule is in the realm of quantum physics, where particles behave in a probabilistic rather than deterministic manner.

The path of least resistance is also used to describe certain human behaviors, although with much less specificity than in the strict physical sense. In these cases, resistance is often used as a metaphor for personal effort or confrontation; a person taking the path of least resistance avoids these. In library science and technical writing, information is ideally arranged for users according to the Principle of least effort, or the path of least resistance. Recursive navigation systems are an example of this.

Note: The path of least resistance applies on a local, not global, reference. For example, water always flows downhill, regardless of whether briefly flowing uphill will help it gain a lower final altitude (with certain exceptions such as super-fluids). In physics, this phenomenon allows the formation of potential wells, where potential energy is stored because of a barrier restricting flow to a lower energy state.

The reason I included that information is so you have a basic understanding of this principle and also so you come to realize this principle is in effect, and a naturally a occuring process throughout the manifest world.

Have you considered this principle when thinking about the Law of Attraction, which is another principle always operating within the manifest world?

The path of least resistance comes in to play when we are on autopilot so to speak, that is to say, we are vibrating or radiating desires which cause the Law of Attraction to respond. So, the law of attraction is a natural process just like the principle of the path of least resistance, and what that means is in order to balance out the energy/vibrational equation, so to speak, the energies and vibrations in action/play will follow the path of least resistance to complete the balance involved in that energy/vibration equasion.

In a naturally occuring operation of laws and principles, there are no conscious choices involved. What occurs is somewhat unpredictable in most cases because the path the energy will follow or flow through is determined by the resistance in place along the path. So, in one instance, the flow of energy may follow a different path then the next instance because of the ever changing nature of expression and being in the manifest world.

Why is this important to consider? Because it indirectly states how we got to where we are right now, in this moment. Since the attracting forces are always in effect in our lives and experiences, we may consider that the attraction causes an imbalance in the energy/vibrations which NEEDS to be balanced. And, that is how the law of attraction works, the energy and vibration are always seeking that balance. In order to bring the vibration in to balance, the energy will flow through whatever path is available which means it may flow through a path that, had we made a conscious choice about, it might not have taken. As an example of this, lets say that there are several ways to get from your house to the local grocery store. Without thinking, you may always go, or follow the same path you normally follow, because it is the path you know, and gets you there with the least delay, or resistance. So, lets say you consciously decide to take a different route. The different route may be just as effective at getting you to the store as the route you normally take, so the end result is you get to the store, which in the energy balance equasion completes that process. The difference between the two is one path you consciously chose, the other path, you automatically followed.

When ever you don’t consciously make a choice, the natural process comes in to play, so a no choice results in a path by default. The thing is, the energy doesn’t care, or decide anything, it just flows and seeks balance.

So, if you consciously didn’t choose to be a heterosexual, you may have become a homosexual due to the natural flow of energy seeking balance. So, being gay probably isn’t a conscious choice for anyone, just like being a heterosexual isn’t a conscious choice for anyone. These expressions in being come about due to the natural flow of energy which always follows the path of least resistance to come to an energy balance.

I use the sexual orientation example because it applies to me and my life experience. The thing I want to emphasise is that if you don’t consciously make a choice, a choice is made automatically, and that choice is governed by the energy flow and the path of least resistance to the accomplishment of an energy balance.

Remember, energy flows, and constantly seeks a balance state. By default, the natural expression in the manifest world is constantly in flux because of this energy flowing and seeking balanced state. Because of the nature of manifestation, there is resistance implicated into the whole of expression which also is not static, but flowing in it’s resistant state. That is why if you trickle a stream of water on a slightly tilted, or off the horizonal level plane, the trickle of water will deviate from the direct decent course occasionally due to resistance on the surface of the glass such as oils from your fingers where you touched the glass and that sort of thing. You will also notice that once a path has been established, the water which continues to trickle will tend to follow that same path due to the establishment of prior water molicules having blazed the trail so to speak.

So in answer to questions like why did those people get killed in the 911 event? Did they attract that experience? When you consider the path of least resistance as part of the total picture, you can see that each one of those people followed the path of least resistance for themselves automatically, that is to say, they followed their established path in life which caused them to go to work the same as they always did prior to that event, they followed the path of least resistance because they didn’t make a conscious choice not to go to work that day, and because they didn’t make a conscious choice, the automatic flow of energy and the path of least resistance brought them to that time and place where they unknowingly came to die.

It is important to realize that choices are always being expressed, or put another way, the energy is flowing and seeking a balanced state regardless of you consciously choosing one path over another, and if you don’t consciously make a choice, the energy still seeks balance, therefore your lack of choosing has an effect, based upon the path of least resistance, and that “lack of choice” choice may or may not be to your liking.

To summarize then, to function on autopilot, so to speak, is to follow your own path of least resistance where random expressions in being come in to your life experience. As long as you don’t consciously choose, the automatic flow continues to be in effect and will naturally find the path of least resistance to follow towards the balancing of energy.

You can also consciously make choices about life experiences that are important to you and therefore use the path of least resistance to find those experiences expressing in your life most easily and effortlessly. Whether you consciously choose, or don’t consciously choose, the law of attraction is expressing and a partner to that law is the path of least resistance which is the avenue through which whatever the end result is, comes to you through.

So if you consciously desire and seek to be wealthy, that sets the energy in motion towards the balanced state which being experienced in your life experience will be wealth. Whether or not you qualify how that wealth is to come to you, it will come to you via the path of least resistance. If you have a lot of resistance to wealth, the path of least resistance may be a very long path filled with many twists and turns and reversals in direction, but even so, as long as there is some power behind the flow of energy to flow towards that balanced state, it will naturally find the balanced state as quickly and perfectly as it can.

All those little desires which were sent out, but didn’t have much power behind them are energy states which still seek their balanced state. Because they don’t have sufficient power behind them to move them forward, they remain in a sort of dormant state until such time that sufficient power is available to move them towards their fulfillment or balanced energy state.

This should be wonderful news for you if you consider all those little desires you’ve held and then forgotten about. Good news as long as those desires were for your own betterment, growth, health, wealth and fulfilling life experiences. You may liken this to an arrow shot from a bow, once it is loosed, you can’t say, wait a minute, I don’t want that any more. The process is already in motion, and the natural consequences will be realized whether the consequences are intended or not.

This is where the saying “Be careful of what you wish for,” comes from. And, this is why it is in your own best interest to consciously make choices which direct the path upon which your life unfolds.

You might say that it is hard to constantly make conscious choices, and in the beginning, that may be true for you. The alternative to not consciously making choices, is to accept the default choices which will result in random life experiences based upon the law of attraction and the path of least resistance.

So, if you think it is hard to begin to consciously start making these choices, the resistance you currently hold determines how “hard” it is to begin to do this. Regardless of whether you begin to consciously choose or not, you will get some sort of results, and the results you get when you consciously choose will certainly be more to your liking than letting the path of least resistance determine what those results will be.

By the way, it is perfectly fine if you choose not to consciously make choices, but rather just go with the flow. While just going with the flow may not result in specific results you desire, it will certainly be an interesting life experiencing. You can choose not to choose. Being okay with it that way may actually be what you’ve decided for this life experience this time around.

If you want specific life experiences, it behooves you to make conscious choices which initiate the energy flow towards the fulfillment of those desires. It also behooves you to let go of any resistance you may be holding towards the fulfillment of those desires, and by doing so, facilitate a more rapid balancing of the energy equation, or in other words, getting what you want more quickly.

If you aren’t getting what you want, you may not have invested enough energy towards the fulfillment of that desire, (you don’t have a strong enough desire for it,) and/or you may have resistance in place which blocks the direct path to fulfillment. To apply more energy to the fulfillment of your desire, you must hold a strong desire to have it, and also be willing to let go of thought and beliefs that are contrary to you already having it. In order to let go of this resistance, you have to become conscious of it, as long is it is hidden from your consciousness, it will effectively block the fulfillment of your desire(s).