Spirituality

Predictability

How does one see into the future? How do you determine what the outcome of your future might be–or can be? It is well known that the only place of power is in the present moment. So how do you determine if your goals are being reached or that you are even on the right path for that which you desire?

When one creates a goal, an energetic destination — what is the predictability of if and when these events will occur? What is prophecy and who can be a prophet? Are you a prophet of your own destiny? Or are you too intimately involved to see clearly? Does the present moment foreshadow future events? And if the only “real” moment is the present one, then the future must be contained within it.

You live in a linear world, one of cause and effect. Miracles are, indeed, the manifestation of your desires outside the normal realm of natural law. Yet synchronistically, grace and ease play an integral part in creating the pathway for what you desire.

So how do you sit here today and determine what your future holds?
We will say this, the universe always responds in the most expedient and appropriate […]

  
November 20th, 2013|All That Is, Spirituality|

Prayer

Perhaps you can recall as a child kneeling at the side of your bed, hands folded, a parent gently coaching you to prayer. “Now I lay me down to sleep…” As we grew and developed a sense of spiritual identity, it was comfortable to know there was a ‘father’ who watched over us, who would protect us, who would save us. But what now? When we are becoming ever increasingly aware that there is no separation between ourselves and the presence of God?
As a result of our perception we feel a loss, a void. To whom do we now pray?
Is prayer talking to ourselves? If not to whom, that elusive higher self? Or perhaps the soul? And what of these guides? Or loved ones who have transitioned? The old rote safe prayers no longer offer comfort. Yet, Jesus, acutely aware of his intimate connection to the divine declared, “Our Father.” He would often separate himself from the throngs that sought him and even from his followers, to go off and pray. To whom did he pray if he himself was God?
A key to understanding prayer is to understand the interaction between the archetypical concepts of the Father, Son, and Holy […]

  
July 6th, 2013|Spirituality|

The Question is the Answer

Perhaps you have heard the statement that if you can ask the question you then already know the answer — the question is the answer. At first glance this could be seen as counterintuitive and begging the question, “Then why ask in the first place?” A redefinition of what a question actually is offers the best place to start to understand this seeming dichotomy. When the act of questioning is seen as a process of comprehension rather than discovery you will understand this truth of consciousness. In actuality, to question is you pointing at the horizon of your awareness asking, “What’s that?”
Therefore, a question is not about the unknown but rather the present yet to be understood in your life.
It is consciousness that creates awareness, and questioning that creates comprehension, of what your consciousness has made you aware of. As a result, discovery is an act of consciousness, while questioning is an invitation to integrate what your consciousness has discovered. A question is a doorway to discovery—not the source of it.
Not to question is to deny the comprehension of what consciousness is creating in your life.
To question is to participate in the creative process of consciousness.
Questioning also creates ownership of […]

  
June 15th, 2013|Spirituality|

Investment and Desire

We would like to offer some clarity over the seeming confusion between the art of uninvestment and humanity’s natural tendencies to have desires.

At first glance, it would seem they are oppositional attitudes and cannot successfully occupy the same mind simultaneously. The reality is that they can be co-existent and can greatly enhance the creative process and its manifestation. Let us explain.
Investment is not focused on the present moment while desire is.
When you become invested in your current circumstances, either “what should be” or “what might be,” you have stagnated your growth and hindered the creative abilities you possess. The reason for this is that investment is a form of resistance born of fear, and therefore, reinforcing what you don’t want. The source of investment is always the fear of losing what you have in the present moment or not obtaining it in the future.

Even investment in a future state is a reinforcement of what you don’t want in your life now and an invalidation of your current moment.  For example: being invested in the job you have or the one you want, in either case, leads you to not having what you want. The first promotes the fear of […]

  
May 8th, 2013|Physicality, Spirituality|

The Dings and Dents

The Dings and Dents of Daily Living
Life has been extolled as a beautiful, precious opportunity but it is not always easy.  Unfortunately, many of its difficulties are often inflicted unnecessarily and without thought. It is not always the direct assault of someone “gunning” for you that causes the greatest emotional and psychological damage but the insults, insensitivity and inconsideration that you receive on a daily basis that are most harmful.

Humanity’s individual pain, often expressed in subtleties, erodes away at the quality of your life and those around you. As a result, to use an analogy, your life becomes like an old car that has lost its luster, dented and dinged but still runs.
The damage inflicted when these dings and dents occur often go unnoticed, ignored or disregarded, but they still leave their mark on the “finish” of your life.
All humanity has been both on the giving and receiving end of these seeming minor insults and injuries in their lives. As a result, life becomes, perhaps unconsciously, unsafe and even dangerous. A gnawing sense of vulnerability and a need to fortress oneself against others becomes commonplace.

Don’t fool yourselves into thinking that insults, insensitivity and inconsideration–no matter how small, that humanity […]

  
April 26th, 2013|Enlightenment, Love, Physicality, Spirituality|

Motivation in Manifestation

We have spoken throughout our teachings of the power of your thoughts in creating what you desire in your life—focus and deliberate visualization being essential for the realization of your desires.
Yet, thought alone does not a manifestation make. The emotional content of your request is what propels it into realization—thus motivation in manifestation.
Motivation is an often-overlooked element of the manifestation process. You know what you want but why you want it is equally important to identify; for it is the essence of the energy within the creation.

You may have a quick response to what your motivation is, but we ask you to take a second look.  It may not be what you suspect. Motivation is vastly misunderstood and often misidentified and is responsible for many mis-creations. The manifestor got what they asked for, but not what they expected. Motivation fine-tunes the manifestation. You might be visualizing a new job for the purpose of security.  However, because you did not identify the importance of security or ask for it in your petition of prayer, your new job offers you none.

Your motivation is actually what you are asking for. The object of your manifestation is the vehicle in which to receive it. […]

  
April 8th, 2013|Spirituality|

Divine Will vs Personal Choice

Perhaps the title of this concept hints at the difficulty of deciphering what is divine will or personal choice. When divine will and personal choice are seen as opposing forces, conflict is evident, and the ego consciousness and spiritual identity begin a tug-of-war for control.
The reality is that there is a fundamental misunderstanding of what these two equal and powerful forces offer to the human experience. Yes, equal—and therein lies the source of humanity’s dilemma between the two.
There is a deep-seated belief that divine will supercedes personal choice, therefore, creating an intrinsic disempowerment of self.
The belief that there is some divine dictator that commands humanity against its will is a sad misunderstanding of the truth. This belief promotes that God is right and the individual is wrong. Yet, humanity has been told that they have freewill. The conflict created can cause some to see freewill as a curse rather than a blessing.

The reality is you always have choice, and that is just that. Choice is not to decide between right and wrong or good and bad. This thinking implies polarity rather than participation.

So how does divine will fit into the picture? Divine will only makes sense in relationship to […]

  
November 7th, 2012|Physicality, Spirituality|

Reach for the Stars But Use a Ladder

Stars have been from humanity’s first glance into the heavens a source of mystery, inspiration, guidance and hope. Futures are predicted by their movement, ages announced and ships sail the seas relying on their position.

The stars are an expression of the universe and have a hold over the imagination of humanity, inspiring them “to wish upon a star” or “catch a falling star and put it in your pocket and save it for a rainy day.” The heavens are a glimpse of something greater than humanity, yet, some thing they are a part of.

Upon the tablet of the night sky is written omens of disaster, prophecies of saviors and the mythological gods of old imprinted upon the dark blue velvet canvas of the heavens.

A common metaphor for humanity to set goals high is “to reach for the stars.” Perhaps you have used this yourself. Recall a goal you have sought to reach, perhaps a better job, additional education, more money, maybe to write that book or start a business of your own. Each night you figuratively “reach for the stars” your thoughts imagining the fruition of your dreams. You stretch the reach of your grasp by faithfully holding onto […]

  
October 10th, 2012|Empowerment, Spirituality|

The Straight and Narrow

More than one religious philosophy states that the path of attainment and spiritual growth is straight and narrow. The implication is that the pathway to enlightenment is arduous and precarious. Yet in reality, spiritual growth and enlightenment are attained not by the attributes of the path taken but by the degree of focus, diligence and discipline while traveling that path.
We would like to suggest that the pathway to enlightenment can be wide and multi-directional.
Spiritual growth is never a direct path. No one, including the masters, walked a straight line to enlightenment. It is a journey with many twists and turns. Your focus, diligence and discipline are the compass headings that provide you the direction to navigate toward your spiritual destination. The truth of the spiritual journey can be better described by the statement that “God draws straight with crooked lines.”
The spiritual path demands focus but not narrow-mindedness.
It asks for diligence but not alienation from the world in which you live.
It speaks of discipline but is not a litany of rules and regulations.
The pathway to paradise is like a meandering stream through a green, lush valley of opportunity and experience. This flexibility and freedom leads to ease and grace […]

  
July 12th, 2012|Spirituality|

The Methods and the Means of Mastery

The following is an excerpt from Mastery, The Method and The Meaning.

In this mini-book, we will explore the promise of and the pathway to mastery. Throughout history and across theological, philosophical and intellectual disciplines, the concept of mastering the physical plane of existence remains firm. Spiritual attainment is sought after and enlightenment is desired no matter one’s beliefs.

Each and every religious philosophy holds in adoration and reverence those that they believe attained the spiritual truths which they believed. Mastery, indeed, has been expressed throughout history in various individuals who have obtained that degree of physical beingness and spiritual enlightenment. Yet, they are not the sole heirs to divinity.

A promise and pledge are offered to those who read these words that they are like the master whose footsteps they seek to follow. Certainly those masters whose lives speak to you are to be emulated and honored; yet, in that appreciation do not lose insight that what emerged within them exists in you. They, like you, are just fellow journeyers on the pathway of spiritual attainment.

To fully understand the concept of mastery, it will be necessary to explore the multi-dimensional, holographic expression of your existence. Mastery is not just a state of […]

  
July 11th, 2012|Physicality, Spirituality|

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Throughout human history, there have been the avatars, mystics and spiritual teachers to enlighten humanity. These teachers have been seen as masters, way-showers and individuals who had attained enlightenment. Their message was clear; their teaching unfaltering in their perception of the human experience and the truth of the identity of those whom they taught. Yet, across the board, almost without fail, the student saw the teacher as the focus of their enlightenment, deifying them, worshipping them and surrendering to them. This is a case of mistaken identity.
A master’s intent is be a mirror in which to see yourself.
The master’s finger does not point to themselves—but to you.
Any manifestation of the divine is your self-reflection. The master is but the mirror for you to see yourself as the Dalai Lama indicated to the guard as the border during his escape. When asked if he was the Lord Buddha, he answered, “I believe I am like the moon shining upon the waters. I am just the man trying to do good, and when you see me, you see yourself.”
The spiritual teacher holds before you the promise of who you are.
Their attainment is your insurance that spiritual enlightenment is accessible.
Therefore, all the […]

  
July 5th, 2012|Enlightenment, Spirituality|

The Parable of Paradise

The following is an excerpt from The Seven Gifts of Consciousness, The Bounty of the Universe.

We have spoken of the creation of paradise by the power of thought. The fruit of the garden you seek is found in the gifts of conscious creation. The cosmic gifts given to the physical plane of existence are the fertile grounds upon which the garden is built.

The purpose of these gifts is the means by which to create a physical expression of the consciousness in which you reside. For when you express these gifts, you bring into your existence the consciousness that created them.

Of all the possibilities, of all the thoughts contained in an infinite mind, these gifts were chosen by the consciousness in which you reside that they would be the frankincense, myrrh and gold given to the child born with promise for this planet.  Use them wisely, give them freely; for, they are an infinite and eternal gift given to you.

Affirmation
I choose to express the cosmic gifts of consciousness by using them wisely and giving them freely to myself, my world and my creator.

Activity
— Revisit the activity in Chapter Nine and create your garden by planting the seeds of wonderment, ease, balance, wisdom, growth, […]

  
May 23rd, 2012|Physicality, Spirituality|

The Physical Expression of Consciousness

The following is an excerpt from The Seven Gifts of Consciousness, The Bounty of the Universe.

We have discussed throughout this mini-book the seven gifts of consciousness given to the physical plane of existence. Your physical being is a perfect expression to receive, identify and utilize these gifts, just as the earth upon which you stand and the fruit of the tree which you eat express these gifts—so does your physical being.

Not only are you a receiver and a participator of these gifts, you are an expression of them. The consciousness which resides within your physical being, your physical body, the chalice the holds an infinite expression of consciousness brings these gifts alive. Celebrate them. Utilize them. And freely give them; for, they are yours to receive and yours to give. Your physical being is the vehicle of consciousness to express these gifts to creation.

Even if humanity did not inhabit this planet or, indeed, the entirety of the universe, these gifts would be present—but you express these gifts in consciousness. The instinctual nature of physicality is transformed into conscious awareness by your expression of existence. These natural elemental behaviors of physical expression are multiplied through you. Graciously accept them. Graciously […]

  
May 16th, 2012|Physicality, Spirituality|

Sensing Consciousness

The following is an excerpt from The Seven Gifts of Consciousness, The Bounty of the Universe.

Just as there are energetic levels of consciousness—concentric circles infinitely expanding into the reaches of awareness and existence—there are counterparts in your physical existence that allow you to experience consciousness. Your physical senses allow you to maneuver and perceive your third dimensional existence. Sensing consciousness is the ability to perceive and interact with the spiritual realm in which you simultaneously dwell.

Spirit has often been referred to as breath or air which is unseen yet vital for life. It has a profound effect on your physical existence but is often forgotten in your daily activities. The same is true with the spiritual elements of your existence–necessary yet unseen and often forgotten. Sensing cosmic consciousness is your intrinsic ability to identify, experience and utilize that physically invisible force that so profoundly impacts your life.

The physical plane of existence and the spiritual realms are not like oil and water, rather their merging is an emulsion, a combination, an integration of these two vital aspects of existence—the creator and the creation—into a new form. It is impossible to separate or extract one from the other. The elements of consciousness […]

  
May 9th, 2012|Enlightenment, Physicality, Spirituality|

Paradise by Any Other Name

The following is an excerpt from Paradise, The Prime Real Estate of Consciousness. 

Heaven, Valhalla and Utopia are but a few of the many names given to a place of spiritual bliss and enlightenment—a carrot hung at the end of a stick comprised of study, long suffering and, for many, death. Virtually, every religion has held the belief that there is a state of existence in which there is no suffering, no evil, no trials, filled with joy, love and light—and most importantly, a personal presence of the divine.

The roads are many but the destination across religious beliefs join into one reality where what is most important in your belief is obtained. Therefore, it becomes a curious element of the concept of paradise that perhaps it is not constant but is arbitrary to your own belief system. This quickly affronts the belief that paradise is a place. There have been many wars fought over the centuries as to whose concept of paradise is correct. The one thing we know for sure is that never in history has war led to paradise.

Paradise, when understood as a state of being, makes more sense in relationship to individual perception. Does this mean that each […]

  
April 9th, 2012|Physicality, Spirituality|

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