Transformation in the Moment

I’m in a state this morning. I’ve been working on feeling love, giving love. To teach is the same as to learn. This is the idea behind “practice what you preach.” Whatever you think you believe is irrelevant. How you act is what you believe, and how you act is teaching yourself what is “true” and what you believe. On this same note, it is obviously teaching others what you believe, what is acceptable, and what is your “truth.” You are teaching yourself and other selves with every action.

So, yesterday (even today) was pretty good with feeling love and unity for all, but this morning I suppose I could say this philosophy was “tested.” Being confronted with the terrible things one human can do to another, can I still extend love and forgiveness? Can I see them as myself and offer only love without any condemnation? Can I extend love without judgment?

Well, I was able to, but it does have me in a weird state still. I’m supposed to be outraged by human trafficking, murder, and pedophilia. And there is a part of me that is. Absolutely. I would never engage in these actions, but can I extend love to these other selves? Can I look past the actions and see the divinity within that is distorted/obstructed by the ego?

 

Yes. I can, and I must.

In the infinite possibility of every moment is the possibility of love. And I choose to transform each moment with love.

Now- more to the point of this post, every moment is a transformation. When you interact with another self, you are transforming their world, their mood, and their energy. If you are complaining, or offering hatred or annoyance, this will cause the other person to soak up some of that energy, even if it’s not “directed” at them… Well, of course it’s directed at them! They’re the one receiving the energy whether they were “the cause” or not. I won’t go off on a tangent about causes….

Bottom line, every moment is a transformation because our energy affects that which is around us. How am I going to transform this moment? What am I going to extend to my other selves?

 

The moment contains love. The infinite possibility of every moment contains love. So for me, I aim to choose love out of all the infinite possibilities.

The container of peace, love, light, and joy.

Brief note to share one of the many offerings from the Law of One that has touched me today. Full excerpt of the Q/A is below the snippet.


We may note at this point while you ponder the possibility/probability vortices that although you have many, many items which cause distress and thus offer seeking and service opportunities, there is always one container in that store of peace, love, light, and joy. This vortex may be very small, but to turn one’s back upon it is to forget the infinite possibilities of the present moment. Could your planet polarize towards harmony in one fine, strong moment of inspiration? Yes, my friends. It is not probable; but it is ever possible.


Let us always be aware of the opportunity/option of peace (unity), love (understanding), light (wisdom), and joy.

 

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65.12  Questioner: Then each of the Wanderers here acts as a function of the biases he has developed in any way he sees fit to communicate or simply be in his polarity to aid the total consciousness of the planet. Is there any, shall I say, more physical way that he aids in— what I mean is, do the vibrations somehow add, just as electrical polarity or charging a battery or something? Does that also aid the planet, just the physical presence of the Wanderers?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct and the mechanism is precisely as you state. We intended this meaning in the second portion of our previous answer.

You may, at this time, note that as with any entities, each Wanderer has its unique abilities, biases, and specialties so that from each portion of each density represented among the Wanderers comes an array of pre-incarnative talents which then may be expressed upon this plane which you now experience so that each Wanderer, in offering itself before incarnation, has some special service to offer in addition to the doubling effect of planetary love and light and the basic function of serving as beacon or shepherd.

Thus there are those of fifth density whose abilities to express wisdom are great. There are fourth- and sixth-density Wanderers whose ability to serve as, shall we say, passive radiators or broadcasters of love and love/light are immense. There are many others whose talents brought into this density are quite varied.

Thus Wanderers have three basic functions once the forgetting is penetrated, the first two being basic, the tertiary one being unique to that particular mind/body/spirit complex.

We may note at this point while you ponder the possibility/probability vortices that although you have many, many items which cause distress and thus offer seeking and service opportunities, there is always one container in that store of peace, love, light, and joy. This vortex may be very small, but to turn one’s back upon it is to forget the infinite possibilities of the present moment. Could your planet polarize towards harmony in one fine, strong moment of inspiration? Yes, my friends. It is not probable; but it is ever possible.

Contract – daily prompt

I am grateful for these opportunities to write creatively.

 

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Contract – Connection – Closeness

When I think of Contract there are a couple of ways I can interpret this- all with a similar thread, in my mind.

Contract – binding agreements
Contract – bringing to oneself (contract a disease)
Contract – to shrink/ bring closer together

So- these all seem to imply connection.  The word got me to thinking: When you “contract” a disease- is this a binding agreement? Where does this “agreement” originate? My current beliefs indicate that there are times when someone has a “soul contract” to be ill – to learn lessons (or teach lessons, like compassion). So, that’s an agreement.

There are other times that a person may have a metaphysical issue that manifests itself in the physical through illness. Again, this is like a contract in my opinion. Like an “attachment” from something that needs to be addressed. This physical manifestation of the metaphysical is binding itself to you, until it is addressed and released.

When you “contract” a disease, you are also bringing the elements closer together. 😉 That which was “apart” from you is now “a part” of you. I love it. This word has seemingly different meanings, but I think of them as all pretty much the same now.

 

That was a fun little exercise. Thank you, Scott’s Daily Prompt.

 

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge NO. 92, “Bewitch & Treasure,” #SynonymsOnly

I need a challenge! [EDIT: I failed the challenge already!! I only saw the guidelines for “synonyms only” and did not see that it was requested to be in a specific form! Next time, Gadget… Next time.]

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge NO. 92, “Bewitch & Treasure,” #SynonymsOnly

life-is-likea-cup-of-tea

Soul Coffee

Morning dew welcomes my feet
A cool cushion with each step
Sunlight peeking through leaves
Spying as if we haven’t met

Captivating stillness
Overwhelming balance

The trees conjure an inescapable hex
Binding my heart to their glory
Caught and cradled by the spectacular effects
Exalted, this nature transitory

Dynamic richness
Infinite abundance

Awake, my Soul

Don’t Take My Word For It

While reading “Leap Beyond Your Limits” by Chris Curran (definitely recommend this book) I came across this sentence:

With the glut of information that we suffer from in modern society, more of our thoughts are formed based on the experience of others rather than our own personal experiences.

How true! I know from personal experience (lol) that I SURELY DO THIS, and I notice this in others as well. Perhaps in a light form, we go to YouTube or Google to find others to validate our thoughts, therefore confirming them without deep analysis. Other times, we go outside of ourselves to learn “new” thoughts.

We trust others using our own discernment mechanisms, but how often do we actually evaluate our own experience before accepting a thought as a belief? Also, how often do we actually try to obtain our own personal experience??

Extending this idea even further, when I go to YouTube or someone’s blog- how much of their experience is actually based on their experience and not someone else’s?! You can’t always know if someone is spouting off knowledge they’ve actually tested with their own mind/body/spirit complex or if they’re trusting someone else’s beliefs and distortions when they choose to share “their” knowledge.

The book also mentions how advertising and media are full of “false thoughts” that creep into the mind. Your body/hair/car/house/clothing is not good enough- you need this. Other people love this, so you should love it, too. Your health/emotional/financial problems are not created by you, so you don’t need to think about them- you need this pill to get rid of it (i.e. mask it). 

These kinds of thoughts are dangerous, because they tend to creep into the subconscious mind for processing before “you” (your conscious self) are even aware of the thought-forms that are being created into beliefs.

Soon you start thinking, “Man, I’m depressed. I should ask my doctor for pills” without even stopping to evaluate your experiences when you’re “down” or “hopeless” or “isolating yourself socially” or “anxious.” Maybe these things are diet-related. Maybe these things are just your body telling you you need to recharge for a minute. Maybe there is an unhealthy element in your life that needs to be addressed (the people around you, work environment, family circumstances). Find the “depression-trigger” and address it – don’t just mask the symptoms alerting you to a problem. (Note: this is not a blanket statement for ALL CASES OF DEPRESSION, so don’t worry about defending the use of medication- I simply mean to encourage people to EVALUATE their experience before they run to a solution)

Always judge your thoughts. Test them. Weigh them. Where does the thought come from? Is this true? Does this fall into my beliefs, based on my own experience? Are the thoughts really “me”? The answer is always “no” to that one, by the way- “I” am never “my thoughts.” Nan yar? 

Bottom line: Go out and form your own experiences!

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“A Soul Force Prayer”

Excerpt of an excerpt?

The following is taken from the book Soul Force by Reesheda Graham-Washington and Shawn Casselberry. I am only 21 pages into the book, so I cannot yet fully “recommend” it to anyone. However, what I have read so far- I would recommend. I share this with you, I share this with myself.

I literally had just finished a prayer to help me seek the Creator, and turned left- saw the book and opened it up. This excerpt is on page 22, and I did not read from page 21 to 22, it had just fell open to page 22 – the page after my bookmark. OK, enough explaining-


A SOUL FORCE PRAYER

This prayer is by Howard Thurman, a minister, theologian, and civil rights activist who was committed to nonviolence and building beloved community. Let this be our prayer and rallying cry as we begin this journey toward soul force.

Lord, open unto me

Open unto me – light for my darkness.
Open unto me – courage for my fear.
Open unto me – hope for my despair.
Open unto me – peace for my turmoil.
Open unto me – joy for my sorrow.
Open unto me – strength for my weakness.
Open unto me – wisdom for my confusion.
Open unto me – forgiveness for my sins.
Open unto me – love for my hates.
Open unto me – thy Self for my self.

Lord, Lord, open unto me!

Amen.


Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart (1981)

 

Jesus: the baby in the bathwater

I want to talk/think about the total rejection of the Bible and Christianity in the world today…. And maybe that’s not it- maybe I just want to talk about the acceptance of Jesus.

Below is a link to a video with Doreen Virtue discussing Jesus/ New Age/ Demons/ and NDEs. Watching the video is not a pre-requisite for reading this post- I merely want to share her message, which I found to be interesting and insightful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSzoATQ-dyo

Also- these are my OPINIONS. They are in no way infallible and they are subject to change. These are my thoughts as they come right now, and this is not a perfect semblance of my thoughts and beliefs in their entirety. This is not something I have discussed in great depth- so these thoughts are not “fully formed.”

I use this blog post to better understand my own beliefs, to share my perceptions with others, and mostly to refine and forge a stronger picture of my spirit by working through my thoughts here. This sort of thing should go without saying – buuut it doesn’t. lol

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I grew up in a Christian home, going to church almost every Sunday. Although I am not the same person as before, I could still call myself a Christian- albeit probably a quite different one from most of those in the Church, but then again: maybe not. I find all kinds of people find a benefit in attending a Church service, reading the Bible, or practicing much of the Christian-faith doctrine.

When it comes to “New Age” philosophies/doctrine, Jesus isn’t a prominent figure, from what I have seen. But when I do come across it, there is usually a favorable picture painted around Him. Whether you believe he is the only Son of God or just an Ascended Master, it does seem that a spirit or energy that “favors” Jesus is aligned with the “positive” side in this existence. Therefore, in my opinion, any teaching or spirit that tries to belittle or degrade Jesus (or negate his teachings) is not one that I want to bring into my world. That doesn’t mean that a “negative” spirit can’t use Jesus to manipulate. This manipulation can exist, so it takes discernment and guidance from God in order to better understand the agenda behind whatever spirit or teaching you’re taking in.

Note: I use positive and negative in quotes because of the ideas behind “service to others”  (an outward charge) being positive and “service to self” being negative (an inward pull). The “positive” side will share the love, light, and power of God with others and the “negative” will pull in and keep love/light (or darkness) to him/herself. The One Infinite Creator (I don’t mind calling it God) offers itself equally to everyone. What is it that you do with His love and energy?

I have ideas about “Demons” and what they are, but that is for another post (that may or likely not ever be written). I won’t deny their existence, however- that I will say. There are entities and energies out there that do not accept Jesus and/ or want to destroy his ideas and those that perpetuate love/light and forgiveness. There are energies and spirits that enjoy the darkness and want to destroy the light in others.

As Doreen Virtue says in the video linked above, Jesus was not all sunshine and rainbows. He had his moments of what we may call anger or frustration. And also, as Doreen says, he spent a lot of time casting out demons. I would not say that times today are very different than then- people still invite “demons” into their life.

However, demons are not the only reason someone will experience negative things in their world, but they very well could be what is causing some negativity and destruction  in your life or in the lives of people you know. However, don’t discard the idea that God uses destruction, too. Destruction is sometimes necessary in order to rebuild something newer and better. Destruction can be used to tear down something that is not serving you/others in the best way. … I feel I am getting off topic here. Lol

I should insert here a caveat that I do not accept the Bible in 100% of its “teaching.” I do not believe that the Bible is infallible. I believe that the Bible passages are “subject to their times” and not everything is applicable today. I believe God has granted free-will and that includes allowing people to decide what is “gospel” and what is not. I also believe that the Bible could have been (and was) manipulated by people- it is probably still being manipulated today by newer translations with passages that are farther and farther away from the original text. Without studying in depth myself – I can’t know – I only have to trust others that claim they do. I tend to use BibleHub.com when researching passages and that way I am able to look at various translations as well as Strong’s Concordance and original words/meanings.

Even with all of that- a word in the English language meant something different years ago than it does today. “Peruse” in the 15th century was to “use up, wear out, go through” “completely” (https://www.etymonline.com/word/peruse). The meaning to “Read carefully” was applied sometime in the 1530s, and in the 19th century, we now use it to mean “read casually.” So – what did the original term actually mean? It’s even harder to say- AGAIN I am getting off topic. lol

Furthermore, I believe that God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit still reveal messages to people today. Gods only messages were not delivered thousands of years ago

Doreen Virtue mentions in the video that Jesus followed the principles of “free will” in that he did not heal or serve without being requested first. This is important. The allowance of others to engage in their own free will. Not only did he not heal without imposing on others’ free will, but he also taught his lessons without infringing upon free will. Many of his parables are coded, esoteric messages that will be allowed to fall shy of anyone’s ears who is “not willing to hear” them.

In my opinion, the 2 most important things that Jesus offers: forgiveness and love. These are obviously scattered throughout “New Age” movements. One thing that always kind of struck me is thinking about the idea of Anubis and his scale weighing your heart. Does Jesus not offer your heart to be light-as-a-feather? During any “life review” – would not the sacrifice and forgiveness of God through Jesus grant you permission to have a softer review? Would this not help alleviate the “wheel of karma” on some level?

But love and forgiveness is not all he talks about. There are messages that the Kingdom of God is within you. Perhaps this can be interpreted in different ways: the Holy Spirit dwells within (after accepted), Holy Spirit dwells within (whether you accept it or not), or Heaven is within and here and now (not external or another place or another time) – surely there are other interpretations as well. There are also verses which Jesus/the Bible seems to indicate a very literal kingdom- a “new earth” or “new government” physically here on Earth. Both of these are also seen through “New Age” ideas.

Apart from any messages he brought, Jesus as an Ascended-Master/Anointed One/Messiah/Way-Shower- HE IS ONE TO EMULATE. He showed amply mercy and forgiveness and was full of service to others. He allowed the ultimate sacrifice- his own person to be slaughtered in a most brutal way- in order for many to have Salvation, Love, Forgiveness, and Eternal Life. Whether you believe He was the true, literal, and only Son of God would not change any of the above.

So anyone and everyone: why throw Jesus out?
Throwing the baby out with the bathwater is not the answer here.

(is it ever? Lol)