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Pushing Nothing Away

Regardless of what happens in life, if it’s pushed away it will cause suffering. Even if what’s occurring initially causes suffering, the suffering will deepen the more it’s pushed away…

Everything has its place regardless if it’s considered and this is because it’s what’s there so to say this or that shouldn’t be happening leads to suffering because the moment is being pushed away. This isn’t to say everything that happens is suppose to happen, but what does happens is what’s there and there’s no changing it. The results of what happens can be changed, but not the initially, that is unless one is coming from a different place than what was previously known. This may change the initial results, but they are still the results of what’s occurring now. So much energy is wasted on pushing away what has occurred and why it’s wasted energy is because the unchangeable is trying to be changed.

When you get to a place where something labeled good, bad, or indifferent isn’t pushed away, this is a place of freedom. Nothing should be pushed away, I know this is difficult to imagine and this isn’t to say not take action to change things, but what has occurred still has be accepted so the action to change something purely comes from love and compassion and not from the ego. Even someone who is totally unconscious and causes much harm to others shouldn’t be pushed away either because it’s the conditioning in place that makes one do what they do; one is still accountable for their actions. Use this example; If you hit a slice in golf, pushing away you hit a slice doesn’t change that fact, move on, learn from it and just maybe your next tee shot won’t be a slice, but even if it is, don’t push it away and move on. Nothing has to be pushed away unless that’s what you have in place…

I AM Realized

So much of life is unconsciously spent trying to be something we already are, but this isn’t seen because the need to be something is so strong that it blocks one from seeing I AM…

Some think others have their answers, no one has another’s answers. What I do is write articles that pose questions so one can find their own answers; all one can do is point others to look within. My entire life was spent trying to be something I wasn’t, I’m not really sure why, but I spent an awful lot of time doing it. I was always on the go, doing things along the way that solidified this being something I wasn’t; It took me fifty years to find out I AM already what I wanted to be. It was a shift that allowed me to stop trying to be something I wasn’t. No more chasing or searching and all because I AM was realized; this is the place of true freedom, at least for me. So much time was unconsciously spent being what I already was, but it wasn’t seen because the need to be something i wasn’t was blocking I AM from being seen.

The perfect example of this is a dog chasing its tail. The dog chasing its tail doesn’t realize it’s his own tail he’s chasing. I wonder what would happen if he caught it. I’m sure it would hurt, but would it hurt as much as constantly chasing something you are never going to catch?  Going round and round, but not really getting anywhere. If the dog did catch it’s own tail at least it would realize what it was doing and it would probably stop doing it. In a way this is what happens when one awakens, they stop trying to be something they’re not so they stop chasing their own tail. With most people there’s some pain associated with this stopping as it is with the dog catching it’s own tail, but this is what makes one realize it’s their own tail that’s being chased. When this realization occurs it stops, what arises next is one’s I AM and it’s in the I AM that one realizes they are already all they can and will ever be…

Attachment Stories

Attachment creates the story that a story is needed, but no story is truly needed and as long as one doesn’t want the present moment to be different attachment won’t be needed either…

Attachment to a view is where clarity becomes distorted and being open minded falls away; this is what blocks a true connection with life as it’s seen through a made up view. Even the view of peace has to be let go of for there to be this connection, this also holds true for the view that there’s a connection. A non attachment action would be like holding onto truth, anything held onto is attachment. Truth doesn’t need a label to be truth. It would be as if someone placed a hot coal in your hand, no one needs to tell you it’s hot to know it’s hot, you would just naturally let it go because you know if you don’t there will be consequences. This is what happens when there’s attachment to views, it’s not the view that causes a distortion, it’s the attachment.

A hot coal can be next to you all day, but this doesn’t cause you any issue unless you pick it up. When you form a belief that you have to pick it up there will be issues and consequences; to not pick up the coal doesn’t require a belief or a philosophy, all one has to do is stop their attachment. Religion, spirituality, sorrow, arrogance, peace, drugs, alcohol, sex, self serving desires, food, gambling, money, social status, and so on, none of these cause a distorted view in and of themselves, but once there is attachment to them issues arise as will unfavorable consequences.

Attachment is the main culprit when it comes to suffering and even if there are times when one experiences peace in their life, if there’s attachment to the feeling of peace it will be short lived. So watch the mind and how it wants to attach. It will create a story that stories are needed, but upon further investigation it will be seen that no story is needed and as long as this exact moment doesn’t need to be different, attachment won’t be needed either…

Space of Now

There’s no suffering in the space of Now because Now has no attachment so being aware of one’s “I” attachment and not holding onto it allows what’s in front of you to be the guiding light of your life…

The struggle one has with life is strictly mind based and it’s because there’s nothing solid to hold onto. Life being mind based is equivalent to building a house on sand and we all know what happens when the first storm comes. Way to often mind based information is held onto which keeps one entrapped to the mind. I know how deeply ingrained the conditioning is and I know sometimes I may come on strong, but it’s only because something is seen and it simply can’t be ignore it.

There are basically two kinds of energy that guide the direction of the mind. One is of suffering, the other is of non suffering and these energies manifest in many way. The core of suffering is attachment to “I” (selfishness), this energy manifest as greed, envy, anger, pride, desire, doubt, restlessness, regret and so on. You can see how this will cause suffering; if this is the direction of the mind, there will be suffering. The other force is the space of Now which manifest as kindness, generosity, compassion, empathy, understanding, stillness, and so on, I’m sure you can see how these will not cause suffering. Make no mistake though you will still encounter the possibility of suffering even with the direction of Now because of how ingrained the conditioning is; if attachment to “I” isn’t in place, suffering won’t be in place. The key is being aware of “I” attachment and not holding onto it because without it the energy that guides the direction of your life will be from what’s in front of you and there’s no suffering in this space because there’s no attachment…

Unconscious Tools

There’s a pull that occurs in most lives that keeps unconscious tools in place without any investigation whatsoever. The issue with this is these tools are passed on to others so it becomes the blind leading the blind…

If there are only unconscious tools in your daily decision making process without any investigation, there will be many decisions made without knowing if they are truly beneficial. When these unconscious tools are passed on to others it equates to the blind leading the blind; very few people truly understand the Conditioned Mind. Without the discipline that provides some stillness, life becomes an though you are sheep walking; to the Conditioned Mind there’s no need to question this because it has all the answers. Saying I’m not there yet is a lie and it’s a created block that hampers the ability to truly live; there is no there to get to. What amazes me is how people settle for tools just because they’re comfortable and someone else says they works. Using the saying I’m not there yet is just a way the Conditioned Mind (ego) remains in control.

To me it’s just mind boggling how a person remains with what they have in place without taking into consideration there might be another way to see things; this is how the pull is held onto and keeps one in a self created prison that causes suffering. Life doesn’t cause suffering, the Conditioned Mind does and unless one is willing to investigate and allow the mind to settle, the pull of the conditioning will remain in place and one will continue to use unconscious tools that cause suffering. And here’s the real issue with this, these tools are passed on to others as it becomes the blind leading the blind…

Exposing Truth

If you are to get to the truth of who you are, it’s going to take studying the Conditioned Mind and the willingness to sit so the process of peeling away the layers of your conditioning can begin…

Nothing will ever change as long one continues to blame others and looks outside themselves for their answers. If you can’t get beyond all the conditioning that’s in place, getting to the truth of existence which requires nothing but being in its space, will be just about impossible; this is only because the Conditioned Mind doesn’t allow it. Using the onion analogy substitute the onion with humans and the core is truth. Every onion has layers, but unless the onions layers are peeled, its core will never be exposed. It will always be there as it’s a natural part of every onion, but without actually peeling the onion the core will remain hidden. The natural process of an onion is to cover its core. Humans have evolved the same. The Conditioned Mind provides the layers that need to be peeled so the truth can be exposed: very few people ever get to truth.

Underneath all the conditioning is the truth of one’s existence, there’s no blame and there’s no looking for answers anywhere but within this space. When one’s conditioning is peeled away one layer at a time, truth gets more exposed and one’s true nature takes hold, but if there isn’t awareness of this truth will never be exposed because it can’t. It’s like a force field is around the truth and without awareness it seems as though it’s impenetrable. Take heed because it’s not impenetrable, it’s just going to take some studying of the Conditioned Mind and the willingness to begin the process of peeling away the so called onion of one’s conditioning, so one can get to the truth of who you truly are…

Created Walls

Walls to an abundant life are created by a mind that’s conditioned to be selfish. The mind creates these walls by keeping you under the spell that the selfish mind is needed for abundance…

The walled mind is one that is conditioned to be this way; it can’t get over its own created wall so truth is hidden from its view. This blocks the ability to see the abundance that’s available so instead of being in the presence of what is, what isn’t is the minds defaulted view. Learn to be with what is actually occurring and the default setting of the mind becomes one of abundance because the created walls cease to exist. When this occurs the selfish mind isn’t in control and you’re free to live without walls; with the walls being created by your own mind.

Only a Conditioned Mind needs walls. To create walls is to put a limit on something or to control something, this is what a Conditioned Mind does. Even though it seems like we choose to do what we do, when anything is done that is based in selfishness it limits because no one not even the one doing exactly as wanted benefits. This is because not only is one out of alignment with the Universe, one is out of alignment with themselves. When you go beyond this conditioning, you go beyond your own mind created walls as abundance is naturally seen. To be without walls is to be aligned with the Universe and to be aligned with the Universe is to be aligned with ourselves without needing the walls of anything having to be different than what it is…

Desires Story

Desires are conditioned driven, it matters little to life or the Universe whether they’re fulfilled or not. You can make up a story that it matters, but that’s your story not life’s…

You can desire things a certain way, but to life this doesn’t really matter much. Life isn’t a respecter of desire, it allows things for its betterment so if you’re one of the instruments which are being used in this capacity, you’re truly blessed because you‘re probably assisting others in a unique way. This doesn’t make you special, but it does allow you to be free of the self centered “I” that holds most of the world in captivity. Desires are conditioned driven, it matters little to life or the Universe whether they’re fulfilled or not. You can make up a story that it matters, but that’s your story not life’s. Fulfill every desire in your life and at the end of it you will have exactly what you would’ve had no want been fulfilled.

It always makes me chuckle when I’m watching a ball game and a player hits a home run followed by pointing upward, as if something is watching and cares more about the person hitting the home run as opposed to the pitcher giving it up. What happens when the person strikes out which is inevitable? I’m waiting for the day when a person strikes out and points downward. All these stories mean nothing to the Universe and regardless if they seem to work out or not, they’re just stories. Things will always work out the way they work out until it’s realized the Universe (life) doesn’t really care if they do or don’t. Desires are only held onto because one thinks they’re needed, but because life isn’t a respecter of desires, suffering prevails because that’s the story you not life has in place…

Unconsciously Controlled

Thoughts are a part of life, but they don’t have to be a controlling part. If there isn’t awareness of your thoughts they will unconsciously be attached to which will lead you to unconsciously being controlled by them…

If there isn’t awareness of your own thoughts, there won’t be anyway of knowing how much you are unconsciously controlled by them. Without this awareness you’ll be taken on an unconscious ride. Life doesn’t directly do anything to anyone, but thoughts happen and they determine the kind of ride you will endure. Awareness of your arisen thoughts are essential if you’re to not be controlled by them. Thoughts are a natural part of life and there’s no way of controlling the ones that arise, but I have found that awareness of them allows for a split second of space that can be used to determine whether or not the thought controls you or not; remember it’s the attachment to a certain thought that causes suffering, not the thought itself.

The Conditioned Mind is diabolical and unless there’s some awareness of how controlling your thoughts actually are, they will control you as if you were a puppet on a string. So subtle is this that even if you are doing things that you label as loving, if these thoughts aren’t watched they will eventually also control you; remember control is control regardless of what label is applied to the thought. This is why the Conditioned Mind is diabolical because of its subtleness in using whatever it can to remain in control. Thoughts will arise, but they don’t have to control you. If there isn’t awareness of this, your thoughts will be unconsciously attached to which will allow them to unconsciously be in control…

Remaining Focused

Conveying a message of consciousness to an unconsciousness world will mostly get you unconscious results, but to remain focused is to know your intentions and actions are from your heart…

What happens when you do something that you’re sure is for the greater good, but the results you get aren’t what you were expecting. Even though what you did seemed to be in line with the greater good, the results aren’t. Don’t let results deter you from being led by your heart: remain focused. Our intentions and actions matter more than results. We cannot control results, but we can control what we do. You can not let results influence your hearts intentions.

Here is a prime example, I had a workshop for my book, it was posted for a month and just a few people showed up. Now as much as I would have liked a full room, the results of who came were beyond my control. If I was only focused on the results, it would have taken away from my hearts intention the focus of the people that were in attendance. Living with what life gives you means you cannot be result orientated. It will only take away from what’s in your heart because thinking you need certain results is strictly from the head, results are ego driven.

It’s the same with people, trying to convey a message of consciousness to an unconsciousness world will mostly get you unconscious results. It will be slow going and much perseverance will be needed, but if what you do is from the heart, someone’s unconscious results will not deter you from doing what’s for the greater good. Life is our judge, not people, we have to answer to the person in the mirror. That’s the person who needs to understand the intentions and actions of what you’re doing. When this occurs even if it doesn’t seem as though what you’re doing produces much results, you know the greater good isn’t measured by results, it’s measured by what’s in your heart and remaining focused on that…

Mind Agitations

The agitation in the head won’t quiet on its own regardless of what your belief is. Beliefs hinder the quieting because they’re just a response to a mind agitation that blocks inner silence…

If the agitation in the head is in control and running the show, it doesn’t matter much what’s going on, it’s going to be difficult to connect with your inner silence. It’s such a agitated world and what makes it so is most people are looking for an answer outside of themselves when the answer is within. So what the agitation actually is and how it’s created is by not being aware that you already have your answers. With a mind that’s conditioned to want answers, you have to constantly look for them, hence the agitation. This is how the agitation of a Conditioned Mind is formed and how it blocks awareness to our inner presence. The agitation is created because if you knew you had your answers, the need to look for them wouldn’t exist nor would the mind agitation.

When and if you come to the place where you understand this, the mind agitations may not stop completely, but they will begin the process of at least quieting. It’s imperative to understand this if inner silence is to be experienced in life. If you don’t understand this, the mind agitations will never stop, at least while you are alive; this is why it’s imperative to understand this now. Why wait to be at peace later when you can be at peace right now. It’s not like the mind agitations are needed to live life; they’re only there because they’re unconsciously allowed…

Fleeing From Yourself

To accept yourself as you are is such a relief because the only real misery is wanting you to be in some other way. When it’s realized you have only been trying to flee from yourself, there is peace…

When one awakens the secrets of the Universe aren’t revealed, although in a way they are, what really happens is you stop needing to flee from yourself. To me the main benefit of waking from the sleep of unconsciousness isn’t figuring out what life is all about, it’s not being concerned with what life is all about. The fleeing, searching, reaching, and need to do ceases as it’s realized what you have been fleeing from is yourself. It’s a great relief to accept yourself exactly as you are because the only real misery is wanting you to be in some other way. When this is seen the need to flee subsides as does the need to be right. Also the need for things to be different subsides, especially yourself. This doesn’t mean you don’t proceed forward to change, but it’s done so in a way that it doesn’t cause the very suffering that one is trying to avoid. When you stop escaping from yourself, you stop reaching, this occurs naturally. I had to flee from myself for forty nine years and it nearly killed me.

This was my awakening; to see that I was always fleeing from myself. It was revealed that I could stop this and I was going to be okay. This is a beautiful space, it’s the space where the peace that passes all understanding arises. It’s not a mystical place for a select few, it’s a place where everyone’s heart dwells, one just has to stop trying to flee to experience it. The possibilities when one stops fleeing are endless, there are no blocks here so creativity arises. No one knows what exactly may arise, but I can tell you this, when you stop fleeing from yourself and the reaching for things stops, life is lived in the peaceful state of accepting yourself exactly as you are…

Disguised Lie

The Conditioned Mind creates a lie disguised as a void, the heart sees this as love. Until this is realized, one will constantly need to reach for something to try and fill this void that even though it doesn’t truly exist…

For many years I said I had a void in me that was created from a lack of love. That’s why I constantly reached for things to fill it with, but I have since come to understand this differently. This void isn’t a void at all, it’s an emptiness, this emptiness is the essence of love. It’s where life happens when one is busy making other plans. By not understanding this I spent most of my life trying to fill a void with whatever I could get my hands on. This is an endless list as to what was used and each individual has to investigate for themselves what they use. It’s ironic though because now most of my life is life is spent in the space that for so long I considered a void; this is the truth that has been revealed to me.

This misunderstood void is the reason why anyone reaches for anything or wants life to be different. If this was understood for what it truly is, humanity would be much different because contentment would be the way of the world. This void is a disguised lie of the Conditioned Mind and it keeps one constantly needing the present moment to be different so it keeps one reaching to fill the so called void. This will need to be understood if the reaching is to ever end. When it is understood the void transforms to love because the present moment doesn’t have to be different. When the present moment doesn’t have to be different, life reveals its true essence as love which doesn’t ever need to be filled with anything because the lie is seen for what it is…

Changing Conditioning

Everyone has the choice whether to change or stay the same, but it’s only those who are truly aware it’s their conditioning that needs changing that have this choice…

What has became clear is my awareness of how everything that happens in life is a result of conditions being a certain way, and the only way something changes is when the conditioning changes. This is a fact, it doesn’t take a belief for this to occur; get water below 32 degrees and it will freeze. All things in life have certain operating properties and when conditions are in line with those properties it’s natural course of action will take place. It’s what happens with every living thing that begins life, whether humans, animals, plants, clouds, stars and so on, nothing truly happens independently on its own, it’s all has an association with something else.

In the case of behavior it’s the same way, no one acts a certain way just because, there is always the root cause behind every action and unless this root is exposed, nothing can change; it’s not that it won’t change, it can’t. This is why there’s suffering in the world, nothing inherently makes you suffer, your own mind does this and only because of the way it’s conditioned. When something happens many times people see it differently so it affects them differently, but there are some things that are the same no matter what. If there’s isn’t oxygen, you will stop breathing and die, if the heart stops, same result for the most part; this happens as a result of conditions. So everyone has the choice whether to change or stay the same, but only those who truly know it’s the conditioning that needs to be changed have this choice…

Harmonic Vibrations

Harmonic vibrations are always there just waiting to be aligned with. When we understand the stillness beneath all our stories we can stop and align with harmonic vibrations which are the essence life itself…

We’re not always aligned with the harmonic vibrations that the Universe provides to us and this our misfortune. It’s not that we can’t always be aligned, but we have to do the things that will allow its alignment. This alignment is in relation to how much we hold onto a lower self that tries to control life, this control is thought based and although certain aspects of life need to be controlled, it’s the parts that are beyond our control which we insist on controlling; that is the block to the awareness to harmonic vibrations.

There’s a part of us that’s controlled by the senses, this is our human aspect (thought based) of who we are, but there’s a self that is beyond the senses, that is beyond anything physical, beyond any thought, this is the self of no mind. This self can’t be conceptualized, it’s the harmonic vibrations beyond form, this is energy in it’s purest state. It’s only our thought process that needs to make things solid so it can have something to hold onto and make sense of; this is what thoughts are. Beyond thought is pure Universal Energy, it’s who we are before our existence in this form began and when conditions no longer allow this form to exist the form ends.

Our thoughts are energy, but this energy isn’t pure because it has attachment added to it, it’s based in the senses. To go beyond these sense thoughts one must go beyond their attachment. This will be when one is in alignment with harmonic vibrations. It can be called many things, but words are not needed to understand this, actually any word will hamper the availability to harmonic vibrations because words themselves are a form of thought. When we learn to just be and not attach to anything to make up the story of who we are (a thought) at this point one will understand who they truly are; thoughtless, formless, pure energy, this is the state that leads to alignment with harmonic vibrations…