This site has been created to expand and share on some of the insights that led to the writing of It's Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts.

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A Tribute

Here is a tribute someone messaged to me about my book. I was so honored by this that I wanted to share it.

I have 2 online businesses, on both I posted your book, It’s Monday Only in Your Mind as reading material for 2015. Your written experience has influenced me more than any book I have read, what my M.A. in psych has taught me, 16 years of on/off therapy, Byron Katie workshops, personal interaction with Phil Lombardo, Shakit Gawin , Bob Stahl, Louise Hays and various Hay House authors that I personally know who have directed me towards my true being of love. I haven’t seen my therapist in 6 weeks. I am looking forward to a new relationship with him and with myself. Thank you so much for discovering the truth and sharing it with the world. Without meeting you, I believe you are my friend.

The Space of Silence

In the space of silence, the Universe is one’s guide and will manifest in ways for the betterment of all beings. In this space one isn’t swayed by anything and can remain on the spiritual path regardless of what’s going on around you.

It seems that it’s so much easier to be spiritually connected when one thinks things are the way that they’re wanted, but what happens when it changes and things aren’t as wanted? One’s whole demeanor can change instantly from being at peace to discontentment just by a person saying a certain thing to you. And here is the craziness of this, what the person says only changes your demeanor because it’s something triggered inside you, the deliverer of the trigger doesn’t really matter. Nothing can control you unless it’s allowed and it will only be allowed because it’s not known that it’s happening. The conditioned triggers are deeply embedded in the subconscious mind and the more history one has with something the deeper it’s embedded. These triggers are manifested in many different ways, but what they have in common is they cause one to suffer unknowingly.

Let’s say you’re at home in a good space and your spouse comes home from work in a not so good space, as soon as they walk in the door the energy in the room changes. If there isn’t awareness of this, a trigger will be activated within you and this encounter will probably end up in an argument. But when there’s awareness of this, one can remain silent (which is golden) and just be with the moment as it is and not feed someone else’s energy. Not wanting the moment different is key here and allowing it to be as it is doesn’t activate a response triggered by someone else. To me when the moment doesn’t need to be in some other way, no triggers are activated and one is truly free. In this space of freedom, the Universe is one’s guide and will manifest responses for the betterment of all beings. In this way one isn’t swayed by anything and can remain on the spiritual path regardless of what’s going on around you.

The Keepers of Our Reality

There are choices to what one’s reality will be, but only if it’s seen there are choices. Therein lies the issue because options are needed for there to be a choice and not many truly see them.

We are the keepers of our reality. For each individual, reality becomes the energy that’s given to the moment that’s occurring and this energy determines what our reality will be. I’m not talking positive or negative energy here, what I’m talking about is not labeling the moment that’s here and being with it as it is. There are three conventional choices, good: I want it to remain this way forever, bad: I want it different than what it is, and indifferent: it has no bearing on my life whatsoever. Can you see how any one of this three produce attachment and thus suffering. The good and bad are fairly easy to see, but you may ask what about indifferent, how is that attachment? To me it’s attachment because even seeing the moment as it is and saying it doesn’t affect me gives energy to a story. Everything affects everything because it’s all energy so when one can be with the exact moment as it is and not label it as good, bad, or indifferent, than that will be the energy of one’s reality. If this isn’t seen, your reality will be chosen for you and unfortunately you will be the keeper of this reality.

There are choices to what one’s reality will be, but only if it’s seen there are choices. And therein lies the issue because options are needed for there to be choices. This is why not labeling the moment as anything has value because it doesn’t lock you into the label and it gives you options. It allows for you to be with what’s occurring as it is and this allows it to pass and see it for what it is. Nothing last forever unless that’s the label which one applies and so the reality that one keeps is that of their label. Or not and experience reality as never before because there will be choices that weren’t there previously. This reality occurs for no other reason than it’s the reality that you see and the one you are choosing to keep.

Higher or Lower Nature

Life consist of a lower and higher nature and the one that’s most prevalent in your life is dependent on how much the master puppeteer ( I ) is in control. The more I controls, the more one’s lower nature will dominate.

There are two natures that one can live by, a lower one or a higher one, I know this now, but it wasn’t something I was always aware of. Nine years ago this changed because I become tired of being controlled by my lower nature, which to me is to be controlled by the senses. This control keeps one in captivity to Conditioned Mind Patterns that lead one around as if they were a puppet on a string. The only way one’s higher nature will be present is when these strings are cut. It’s very unfortunate because this isn’t understood nor is the fact of who the puppeteer is, and this puppeteer controls just about every human life form to some degree. The puppeteer is I and until this is realized, the strings will never be cut and I will continue its onslaught of control.

To me this is why it matters little who becomes President of the US, both are puppets controlled by I. It’s just the way it is, but this isn’t isolated to only the US, look around and if the mind gets settled enough you will see this is the way of the world. It’s run by I, the people in their assigned roles are just puppets, and until more people wake up, the lower nature will continue its dominance. At the lower natures core behavior is greed, hate, and delusion, and at the higher nature is love, kindness, and compassion, both of these can be added to accordingly. You can see the differences in the two natures and how one’s life would manifest outward depending on which nature was lived by. This is a very practical way of looking at this so it should be easy to see which nature is dominating your life. If it isn’t your higher nature only you can change it by cutting the strings of I, that is if it’s known I is in control.

Thoughts manifest as whatever energy they’re given and self serving energy makes them delusional. This delusion blocks one’s natural inner resource of love from manifesting the truth that sets you free.

Nothing can truly deceive you unless it’s allowed and what allows it but the energy given to the thought of whatever it is that’s occurring. When you understand the true nature of any thought you will see they are only energy, not who you are. They have no control whatsoever over you unless it’s allowed, but understand it’s only allowed because it isn’t known how not to allow it. It’s simplistic yet very difficult for this to be understood. We’ve been programmed to believe we are our thoughts, but if you investigate this, you’ll see this delusional fallacy. Thoughts occur like passing clouds, our attachment to them is what gives them the energy needed to become a delusional story, an outright lie.

Look at why you think you’re your thoughts. Freedom from attaching to your thoughts is freedom from your I Self. When this occurs no thing can hold you back from reaching your true potential and understanding who you truly are. You can only love yourself when you know who you are and you can only know who you are when you realize you are not your thoughts. Even then you may not know who you are, but by knowing who you aren’t it creates enough space to at least allow for the letting go of the delusional belief of an I Self that the conditioned mind energy makes you think is truth. When this letting go occurs, it opens the heart to Universal Truth, a truth that can only be known by being still in the thoughtless realm of what is; it’s in knowing this truth that you will be set free.

Life’s Meaning

The search for meaning to one’s life is what keeps meaning from being revealed because when searching it means the mind is busy. Only a settled mind reveals the true meaning of life.

One will never find the meaning to their life alone, it will only be through the love of others that it will be revealed. Part of the problem of the endless search for meaning to one’s life is it’s thought the answer is locked up in some safety deposit box inside you and it will be unlocked by reading another book, running around aimlessly trying to save the world, some self help method, or attending a program of some sort, but meaning will only be revealed when it’s not looked for, at least this has been my experience. The search itself is what keeps meaning from being revealed because when searching, it means the mind is busy. Only a settled mind reveals meaning, and it will be seen in the love that others have for you.

Imagine if there was no one who loved you, it would be the loneliest way one could ever exist, and without love there’s no true meaning to anything whatsoever. How could there be if one is alone? It’s not my responsibility to save the world and run around being so busy that I don’t have time for stillness. Stillness is vital because it’s in stillness that one is guided to connect with all beings. I spoke to someone on the phone yesterday for the first time and I never want to lose that connection with people because this type of connection is at such a deep level. In this connection is where loves energy intertwines and it’s in this energy that the meaning of life is revealed because in the energy of love, we are one.

Changing the Channel 

The only way to change the channel of the mind is to have something in place that will allow it to be changed. This is where quietness comes in because without it, there won’t even be awareness you’re watching a rerun.

Watching TV is rare for me, but the other night I caught myself sitting in front of the boob tube, catching the last half hour of a program. When the program was over I began channel surfing, looking for something to watch, 20 seconds on one channel, 10 seconds on another 15 on another, than another and another, you get the picture, how quick to change the channel, without hesitation, but isn’t it amazing how we stay on one channel when it comes to the mind. We’re so reluctant to change the channel even though nothing is truly on. Actually what’s mostly on are reruns, yet we’ll watch the same channel (thought) over an over. It’s as if we’re stuck on one channel and don’t know how to go to a different one and in a sense we are.

Think of something you get fixated on and see how hard it is to change your mind when its got you in its grip. I would say unless there’s extreme awareness of this, changing your channel will be very difficult, not impossible, but difficult. The only way to change the channel of the mind is to have something in place that will allow it to be changed. This is where quietness comes in because without it, there won’t even be awareness you’re watching a rerun. It may be a rerun using some fictitious name, but it’s still a rerun. Watch the subtleness of this and in time you will see your mind for what it is and how it likes to default to familiar channels. The issue is you can get so comfortable watching the reruns that it’s not realized the channel needs to be changed, and this realization will only occur if you have a program in place that’s worth changing to.

Light is Love

The Conditioned Mind is grounded in darkness and the world is the way it is because not enough people see the light. The light is always there, it just needs to be noticed so one can turn towards it.

All light has transforming properties to it, that’s why when one sees the light, they’re transformed. Look at a plant, it begins as a seed, it has potential, but it’s still only a seed. You can put it in soil, water it and give it all the nutrients possible, but without a source of light (energy) the transformation from seed to plant will not occur. This transforming light is the source of most of life, there are exceptions to this rule as with deep sea creatures or those in caves, but for the most part it is light that transforms. Go into a dark room and turn on the light, there’s an instant transformation of the room. The walls come alive with color, the furniture and design of the room are also intensified. Without the light the room still exist, but its vibrance is hidden.

When one wakes up to experience this hidden vibrance, it’s the lights energy that transforms just as it is with a plant or a room. You can be in the dark your entire life, but once there’s light, the darkness is gone. It may return somewhat because of one’s conditioning, but it will never be as dark as it once was, it can’t because there will always be some light. This light is truth revealed, (one’s internal energy of love) and it’s impossible to consciously turn it off. As stated before it will turn off only because of one’s unconscious conditioning, but this light is always on beneath the conditioning because it’s the light (the source) of our existence and the true essence (love) of who we are. The Conditioned Mind is grounded in darkness and the world is the way it is because not enough people see the light, but the light is always there, it just needs to be noticed so one can turn towards it.

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