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A Heavenly Heart

Heaven is within, but we look for it with our eyes and it can only be seen through our heart. Only one master can be served and if it isn’t from the love in our heart, Heaven will remain a place not seen…

What’s in your heart will always rise to the top. You can’t fake it or pretend to be something that you’re not. You can fool people, but eventually they will catch on. It is written that Jesus said to the rich man if he wanted salvation he needed to give up his riches; they both knew he wouldn’t. Although the person was of wealth, the wealth that Jesus spoke of was of the heart, not of the world. Jesus knew the man’s heart and knew he wouldn’t follow him. He knew the man loved his wealth of the world and therefore he would be unable to follow his heart. To truly be free one has to love with all their heart, if it’s any other way, what is blocking this love will rise to the top.

You can’t have a heart that loves internally and loves the wealth of the world also; you can’t serve two masters. There’s nothing wrong with being wealthy as long as it’s used to demonstrate love. A heart of love can have the best of both worlds, but only if the one that’s served is the one of the heart. Wealth is not measured in material things, it’s measured by the love in your heart and how you love and treat others.

Learn to understand your heart and it will lead you to places that are not of this world. Heaven is within, but we look for it with our eyes and it can only be seen through the heart. Hold onto whatever you think will bring you to heaven, just don’t be surprised when what you are holding onto isn’t providing the haven you thought you had found. You cannot serve two masters and only one will allow you to be in heaven so make sure your choice is from the love deep within your heart…

Quiet Willingness

Just wanting to change something doesn’t work no matter how sincere you are unless it’s followed by actions to allow the change to take place. No transformation is complete until there’s a willingness that allows it…

The idea of doing what puts you in alignment with what’s beneficial to you is much different than actually putting it into action. It’s not because it isn’t how you want things to be, it’s just that there’s so much pulling against you that without constant awareness it will be difficult to sustain a connection to quietness for a substantial amount of time. We all have times when it’s easier for this than others, but we also have our times when we say screw it and self seek. Don’t be too hard on yourself though, a lifetime of living from “I” will not disappear with a few sittings. The key is to keep developing the discipline that allows for the self seeking behavior to become less and less.

This will occur naturally, you only need to be willing to sit. Sometimes it will seem like “what’s the use” but understand this is all part of the conditioning, the noise, the story, the unconsciousness, whatever you want to call it. Willingness is the key if there’s to be change because the old behavior is so deeply engrained to let go of its control without it. This is why most people don’t change because the dedication to investigate why you do what you do isn’t given 100% willingness. It’s impossible to get more out of life than you put into it; be 50% willing and that’s what you’ll get in return (maybe). The self serving mind is very subtle and you will never be free until you are willing to let go 100% so your actions are a benefit to all beings 100% of the time. No transformation can occur through a thought based idea, a complete transformation will only occur through a quiet willingness…

No True Uneasiness

The only time there’s an uneasiness with life is when it’s made so and it only happens when the Conditioned Mind is in control. The mind will settle when there’s awareness your uneasiness isn’t true…

Inner uneasiness is neither with life nor with people so who that leaves you with is yourself. This is who your uneasiness is always with. I’m not saying some of the things that happen in life are easy to accept, but the uneasiness is still within yourself. Sometimes it just doesn’t seem like life is fair, that it shouldn’t be so difficult, but again this arisen uneasiness comes from within; it has nothing to do with anything outside of you. The labeled perception of how things are is what causes all uneasiness. Life is never uneasiness, what goes on between your ears is where your so called troubles are. There’s a need to allow the mind to be present so it can settle down and focus on what is actually occurring instead of your created uneasiness.

At times it can seem like it’s one thing after another, but it really isn’t, it’s just the Conditioned Mind running the show. One thing has nothing to do with the other unless it’s attached to; when this is understood discipline can be developed so this happens less and less. Your freedom is directly linked to how much control your conditioning has over you. If there was no conditioning there would be no control and there would be no uneasiness. For me this is what must be learned to head in the direction of freedom, a freedom that’s already there; the reason to learn this is to not allow the Conditioned Mind to block freedom from my view. The more your view is in the present moment, the more you’ll see because your view to freedom isn’t being blocked. So although it seems as though you are uneasy, the only reason for this is because you’re allowing it. It’s up to you to change the conditioning that blocks you from understanding you’re already free, but it has to be understood there really isn’t an uneasiness it’s only the Conditioned Mind that makes you believe there is…

Aligned With Life

To be a benefit to life you must have a beneficial existence, and to live a beneficial existence it will take an understanding of what it means to live a life that’s beneficial to all beings…

Spiritually is not magical. Many make it out to be something it isn’t; it’s simply a practical way to live. I know sometimes it can seem like spirituality is something beyond our human comprehension, but it’s a lot closer than you think; all you need is to look in the mirror. The bottom line is are you doing things that are beneficial to your life or not, and if you’re not, how can you do things that are a benefit so your life becomes more aligned with Divine Principles; there’s nothing more to it than that. When you do things that align with life you feel good and that’s the reason why. If you don’t feel good you have to look at what you’re doing.

The awareness of your conditioning allows for the ability to see what is truly a benefit to your life and what isn’t. Once you’re aware of this you can develop a practice of mindfulness to change what needs to be changed so most everything you do is a benefit to your life. The real blessing here is this, you not only act in ways that’s a benefit to you, but it’s also a benefit to others.

That’s when you’re truly in aligned with life when there is no other reason to exist except to be a benefit to all beings. Anything short of this and the benefits sought are probably self-serving. So the spiritual life is learning to do things that are a benefit to life, but not just your own. This is the base of all Divine Principles and when this becomes how and why you live your life, you will be truly living a life that’s beneficial to all who come in contact with you (including yourself). Life will never be more complete or more of a benefit when this is the way you live your life…

Mechanism of Love

If your life is to be an example of love, love will have to be the mechanism of what’s at your base. No instrument can play itself and you cannot be an example of love if love isn’t in your heart…

To be an example of love means one thing and one thing only and that’s to be a mechanism of love in all that you do. This isn’t a love that’s manufactured by you, it arises from stillness and simply comes through your heart. It doesn’t mean you have to make others follow your way because the most important thing to realize is this is not your way. It’s loves way and that is what everyone should be following. To be a mechanism of love implies to be an example. No instrument can play itself. The better the musician the more beautiful the music. So it is with us, the freer you are of the self serving mind by relying on the mechanism of love, the more your life will be an example of love. Remember no instrument can play itself, but things need to be done so it stays finely tuned. Even a master musician has a difficult time producing beautiful music with an instrument that’s out of tune. Music will still be produced because you are alive and life is lived, but since your actions aren’t based in love you just won’t be an example to others nor will it reach the true beauty that the instrument (you) are capable of producing. Your full potential won’t be realized because an untuned instrument can only produce what’s there.

A life that isn’t based in love cannot produce love so the journey to be an example of love will manifest when you live as the mechanism necessary for this to occur; an emptying of your heart will be needed so love can fill it up. If you’re not totally empty of your self centeredness you will not be totally filled by love. It’s in love that all life exist, it’s in love that your life becomes a true example. If you’re not a mechanism of love you will continue to be filled by a self serving mind and you will be a mechanism and example to satisfy your self…

A Delusional Reality

When there isn’t an association to “I” there isn’t any attachment. The “I” is what creates the delusion that what occurs in life is real. Things do occur, but they only control you in an “I” based delusional reality…

Two people are waiting for a bus, the bus is late. One person is really annoyed, the other isn’t. Same situation, but the annoyed person relates the bus being late to “I” and the other doesn’t. This is how attachment is formed and although there is a reality to the bus being late, it’s based in the delusion created by the Conditioned Mind that what goes on in life really matters. I know it seems like so much matters, but that’s because what goes on is in association to “I”. This world has been in existence for many many years and all the people before us thought what was going on with them also really mattered and to their “I” it did, but it didn’t matter to life.

This is a delusional reality. Sure life is real and all that happens seems real, but real to what extent? Real to the extent of how it’s associated with “I” and how this “I” is attached to more so than with what is actually occurring. This is what makes it delusional. It’s only real to the individual who is attaching to it. In the case of the bus, it was just late according to a schedule, the attachment to “I” is what created the story. No I, no attachment, no story, no created suffering. Granted the bus is still late, but the situation isn’t allowed to grab a hold and control your emotions. This not being controlled by your emotions doesn’t make you less than, it allows you to be with the true reality of what is actually occurring instead of the delusional reality created by your “I” attachments…

Blessed is Being Alive

Simply being alive is a blessing because it will not always be so. Having life a certain way doesn’t make it a blessing, life makes life a blessing because without life nothing else would be…

No one is more blessed than another, the Universe doesn’t operate that way. Nothing is truly personal, it simply is. No one is given a better gift of life than someone else. Whoever is alive at this time is gifted and when you pass on, you’re still blessed. The blessing that you existed never dies, it’s just passed on, but there are consequences for everything that you do in life. When things are done in a gluttonous way, to satisfy your self with over indulgence behaviors, the results will not be beneficial. When you do things that put you in cooperation with the Universe, things work out so much better for all involved. It’s not a happenstance blessing when this happens, we make it happen by being in harmony with Universal Love. Just like when you do things in a gluttonous way, the misfortune that you receive from this is of your own doing. So it’s not because life is a certain way that you are blessed, it’s simply that you are alive and it will not always be so you are truly blessed.

I often hear people say they are blessed because of this or that, but what happens if those things are taken away? As a child I often heard “If you have your health you have everything” what I say is “If you are alive you have everything because one day it simply will not be so.” If you want to put conditions on your life for it to be a blessing that’s up to you, but it’s heart breaking to watch people do this to themselves. It’s done all the time, only because most people don’t understand their own mind. To me being alive is our blessing, nothing more is necessary. I’m truly blessed because I’m alive, not because life has given me things. Life happens, not to me, but to life itself. When I pass on life will still be, just not with me…