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Wednesday, September 30, 2009



“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”

A Mirror is a wonderful thing, it so indifferently reflects back for our own viewing, the image of our presence and surroundings. It doesn’t make judgments and if it is a good quality mirror, it reflects back for our viewing accurately and truly without distortion of what is before it.

When I look in my mirror, if I don’t like what I see, it isn’t the mirror’s fault is it? No, of course not. The mirror is just reflecting what is there before it. So, if I don’t like what I see in the mirror, should I get rid of the mirror because it is showing me something I don’t like? Should I never look in a mirror again because I know I won’t like what I see there? Should I destroy all the mirrors in the world so I never have to face what I don’t like again?

Guess what, all of those questions I just asked are what most people want to do with what they see in the world around them because they are blaming what is reflected back to them as their world experience and they blame the world for what they see instead of seeing, realizing what the world is presenting to them is a reflection of their own state of awareness and being.

When I look in my mirror, I know what I am seeing is a reflection of my self, but when I look into the world, it is a bit harder to make that connection and realize what the world is showing me is really a reflection of my being. So, I can’t really blame someone for treating me badly because that is something within me being reflected back to me. How I then receive that information makes a huge difference because if I don’t take full responsibility for that being in my life experience, but rather blame someone else for being a jerk and making them responsible for treating me badly, that is the same thing as blaming the mirror because I don’t like what it is showing me.

I know this is true for me just the same as it is for you. When you look in the mirror, what you see is your reflection, whether you appreciate it or not, that’s what you see. When you look in to the world, what you see is your reflection whether you appreciate it or not, that’s what you see.

Somewhere in this reflection, I am a reflection to you which represents whatever it is I represent to you, and the same goes for me too, you are a reflection to me which represent whatever it is you represent to me.

Is there really a need to be judgmental about what we get reflected back to us, in our mirror or in our world? I could say yes, be judgmental if that judging is honest, caring and supportive of growth in understanding, awareness, love and being. I would say no, don’t be judgmental if when you do that, it doesn’t serve your best interests, or the best interests of those you are judging.

One more thing about judging; who am I to judge your life and choices? I am not the judicial authority which determines what is right or wrong for you, so I really have no authority to pass judgment on anyone except my own self. I do have authority to determine what is right or wrong for myself, so I can act upon such judgments with authority with the ability to actually do something about it.

If you are in a relationship, any kind of relationship, you can immediately know whether the relationship is flourishing or dying by the amount of criticism that enters into the relationship. Criticism is of course a form of judgment which we apply to others. It implies that my perspective is right, and yours isn’t which of course is false. Because criticism is based in falsehood, the resultant effects on the relationship are destructive. The truth is your life expression is your life expression, all yours to have and be and do whatever it is you choose to have, be and do. My life expression is my life expression, all mine to have and be and do whatever it is I choose it to be. I can accept this truth about myself, and I can equally accept this truth about you which allows us both infinite freedom in our expression in life and being.

Sure, I might prefer that you be kind to me rather than being an asshole to me, but in either case, I can know that how you are treating me is a reflection of my own inner state, so if I don’t like to be treated poorly, I need to refocus my attention on being kind to myself and others.

You can’t fake it, life knows exactly where you are, what you are doing, thinking, feeling and being. And, the world will always constantly reflect back to you truly what you are radiating to the world. So, if you don’t like what the world is reflecting back to you, this is an opportunity to do some soul searching and redirect your energies in such a way as to cause the world to reflect back to you what you do appreciate and enjoy.

If I find fault with myself or anyone or anything in the world, and I don’t diligently attend to resolving that within myself and therefore within the world, then I perpetuate the effect rather than resolving it. These “faults” are being presented to us for a reason. They are being presented to us so we may decide whether there is something we can do about them and or something we will do about them. If something is flawed, we don’t necessarily need to destroy it, we have more options than that. We could just accept it the way it is, allow it to be, love it, appreciate it for being, and be thankful for showing itself to us. When we consider the broadest range of possibilities, this example represents only one of an infinite pool of possibilities in how we might choose to deal with “faults.”

If your focus is upon being judgemental and critical, the world will reflect back to you ample opportunities for you to be judgemental and critical. By such a focus you will find faults everywhere,

If your focus is upon being loving and appreciative, the world will reflect back to you ample opportunities for you to be loving and appreciative.

So, in conclusion, the next time you look into your mirror, pause for a moment and consider what you’ve just read. Consider the reflection in the mirror, consider the reflection in the world and know with absolute certainty, that both are a reflection of you. It isn’t the mirror’s fault for reflecting back to you what you see, and it isn’t the worlds fault for reflecting back to you either. So, see it all for what is really is offering you and take responsibility for it by acknowledging that your perception of the world is welling up from within you.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trying vs. Spontaneity

A bird doesn’t have to do anything special to be a bird that is what it is by nature. A rock doesn’t have to try to be a rock. A cloud doesn’t have to try to be a cloud. A man doesn’t have to try to be a man. An energy being, (which all of these things really are,) doesn’t have to try to be an energy being. A conscious energy being doesn’t have to try to be conscious. It all happens spontaneously.

All of that might seem oh so obvious, yet how many of us constantly are “trying” to be what we already are? Trying to be more conscious, more spiritual, more powerful, more healthy, more, more, more. And how many of us are frustrated in this trying? What is the source of the frustration? The source of these frustrations are the beliefs that we are lacking, that we aren’t, that we can’t, that we don’t have, that we aren’t good enough and the whole family of beliefs based on the illusion of duality.

Those beliefs are false. When your foundational beliefs are flawed, everything that follows will naturally be flawed as well. As long as you remain asleep to the truth, the falsely inspired dream endures.

So, maybe now would be a good time to relax and stop trying so hard. Maybe, as you relax and settle into your true nature, you will experience what you naturally are, spontaneously. And in this natural relaxed state you may discover aspects of your true nature spring forth into expression spontaneously as you avail yourself to their discovery. The thing about discovering is, you make discoveries when you provide space and awareness for them to occur. So, all of that “trying” was consuming the awareness and space where discoveries could have been occurring.

There are many facets of your being which are already here, awaiting your awakening to their existence. These facets have always been here too, so they aren’t something you need to work at developing. Meditation allows the observer to come forth. As the observer, we awaken to these aspects of our being, we discover what is already here within us and thereby, through the light of our attention and awareness of them do enliven them into our conscious expression.

In nature, all things occur spontaneously. If you wish to awaken more to your true natural being, allow for spontaneity in your life expression.

Can you make something spontaneously happen? No. You can’t make it spontaneous; if you try to be spontaneous, you aren’t being spontaneous, you are being “trying to be spontaneous.”

You might understand this through this example. You can deliberately smile, yet that deliberate smile isn’t the same as a spontaneous smile, is it? They may both look similar, yet they can feel a lot different and their effects on those around you will likely be different as well. When you spontaneously smile at someone, the person is likely to appreciate the spontaneity and sincerity of your smile more than when you intentionally force a smile.

Some people may want something to happen, such as a great awakening experience which happens spontaneously, so they might do stuff to avail themselves to the spontaneous awakening which in fact has nothing to do with the spontaneous awakening. My best advice is so just go about your life business and be as natural and spontaneous as possible. That is to say, relax and enjoy life, do what comes naturally to you in your life expression and in this way you will be in the flow of spontaneity and life will be full of discoveries and surprises. As this is all spontaneously unfolding, you can be sure everything will occur precisely at the correct time and place.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Energy: It Is All About Flow

Energy, it’s all about flow. This is what we are here to learn to do, is to flow in and with the energy which we are.

In this moment, to realize the one being knows what is optimal for our expression, therefore to completely trust in the perfect flow of our being which leads us on, and on through out life expression where we effortlessly move in and with and through the energy expression, we flow.

This flow encompasses every aspect of our expression in being, physically, emotionally, psychically, spiritually, energetically. As we develop trust in the flow, we are free to enjoy the ride as it unfolds around us, within us, and through us.

This is the same thing as the saying I’ve heard/read before, “Let go and let God.”

The flow is really all there is. This means while it is constantly the same in that energy is constantly flowing, flowing by nature implies changing too, so that the expressions of energy flowing, or energy in motion are ever new.

The Star Trek intro comes to mind, “Space, the final frontier…. To boldy go where no one has gone before.”

Expressing from the leading edge of manifestation immersed within this every changing flowing energy is to boldy go where no one has gone before. This is the joy of life, discovery, expression and being.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

This is a picture of an Emotional Scale based upon the Emotional Scale presented by Abraham through Esther Hicks. It should be self explanitory.

Make Friends with this NOW...

Make friends with this NOW you are experiencing.

There are people who hate their now experience and are trying very hard to get out of it. This is an expression of discontent and struggle that perpetuates itself because what you put out to the universe during this NOW moment, is what it vibrationally response to. That being true, if you hate your NOW experience, you are sending out hate vibrations to the universe which will provide you with more NOW moments to hate.

How do you make friends with this NOW moment?

Look at it this way, if you want someone to be friendly with you, how do you treat that person? Do you speak kindly to him/her? Do you express your appreciation for him/her? Do you look for things you have in common so that you can spend time together and get to know each other better?

These are a few things that come to my mind as I write this. I’m sure you can think of other things as well. The point is, you can apply such things to this now moment as well. Being friendly is an attitude one adopts which governs his/her behavior, so I suggest if you want to become friends with this NOW moment, you could adopt such an attitude about this moment right now too.

If you make friends with now, then you are radiating a friendly vibration which the universe will respond to in kind.

If you find yourself becoming critical, once you notice you are being critical, stop for a moment, take a slow deep breath and relax. Then find something, anything no matter how small or insignificant, that you appreciate about NOW and then focus on that just for a few seconds. If you can think of more than one thing, then feel that sense of appreciation about those other aspects of this NOW also.

By paying attention to this NOW, expressing appreciation and making friends with this moment, you thereby pave the way for the unfolding of more NOW experiencing where appreciation and friendliness are brought back to you to experience.

I’ve said this before, NOW is all we’ve got. The better terms we are on with NOW, the better we feel and the more fulfilling and rewarding our NOW experiencing is.

This NOW right now, is the leading edge of your life creating experiencing being. When you fall in love with NOW you live in Love, happily ever after.