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Developed Tools

You can’t see what isn’t revealed. When truth is revealed it puts your life in your hands because when the eyes are opened what’s revealed is the responsibility you have for your given life…

You can only live life with the tools you develop. You do the best you can with them that is until they stop working. Most of the tools developed are designed to follow the way of the world because that’s where they are derived from. You cannot develop spiritual tools unless your life is anchored on living by spiritual principles. When one seeks to follow the way of the spirit it means a complete reversal of the way of the world which is most people’s direction.

When the old tools stop working, at first it’s uncomfortable because it’s unfamiliar territory, but slowly the new tools will bring on a reversal of principles which leads to peace and happiness. You think your worldly aims and ambitions that are usually strived for are developed to bring peace, but when they don’t produce the results looked for you’ll seek different tools for the desired result. The world’s accomplishments will never bring heart rest and happiness; this isn’t right or wrong it’s just the way it is.

The tools developed are used until they don’t work. Changing something won’t be done if it isn’t known something needs changing. Although the mind will tell one that having to develop a new set of tools is the worse possible thing that could have happened, hopefully the new tools will develop a new set of eyes that allow you to see the weary, disillusioned, and disappointed results the old tools produced. Stop using the tools that are no longer producing desired results and put trust in not the ways of the world, but in the way of the spirit and you should use these new tools as if your life depends on it because it does…

Knowing Yourself

If you don’t get to know yourself, you will constantly repeat behavior that doesn’t allow you to be in harmony with life and although you may be alive, to be without harmony is to be without life…

My writings aren’t a cure all, but they are a valuable tool if you have an inner urging to change things in your life. This isn’t a promotion for my writings, it’s a promotion for a tool that can help a person be relieved from the bondage of self. That’s what our inner urging is, the urging of love to be relieved of our self absorption. Until this is understood not God nor anything else will be able to help remove the blocks to this inner urging of love. This is not Gods fault it’s ours because we are the ones who have become conditioned to behave in a manner that doesn’t allow for us to be in harmony with life.

Do what you may, hold on to your beliefs in whatever you think you need to believe in, but understand you do what you do because of the way you have been conditioned. It’s no ones fault and until you become responsible for your own behavior your inner urgings of love will most likely never fully be realized and your freedom will be fleeting at best. Stay in the control of your conditioning and stay in the prison to the bondage of self, and it’s unfortunate because not even God will be able to help you break free from those chains…

Real Solutions

The Conditioned Mind is the cause of all that we do. This isn’t the fault of any God so why is God expected to fix it? When responsibility for your behavior is taken, your own intuition takes over…

The more you understand yourself and see the Conditioned Mind at the core of any behavior malfunctions, the more real your life solutions will be. You can wait for God or some other outside entity to fix you, but which would be more practical, waiting for some magical solution which may or may not happen or taking control of your life by learning to behave in a manner that puts you in harmony with your own intuitiveness.

More and more when I share with others about my experiences it’s the Conditioned Mind that is most identified with. If freedom is something that you have an urging for why you are not free is what you need to get in touch with. Our bondage is not the fault of any God so why look to God to fix it? When this is understood and the intuition to change arises, you’ll have something real to work with. It sounds simple and the real solution is simple, but it’s difficult in the actual change because of the way the mind has evolved. It’s a problem solving machine, but the only issue with this is it’s the thing creating the problems. Understand this and you will be well on your way to a freedom never experienced before…

Nobody Looking Integrity

Nobody looking integrity means what you do when nobody’s looking is the same as what you do when someone is watching. If this isn’t the level of your integrity, it’s because there’s a lack of self honesty…

One way to the purification of the mind and heart is to develop integrity. Here’s one definition of integrity “the quality of being honest” to me this is about self honesty because when I’m truly honest with me, there’s no way I can be dishonest with anyone else. I’ve learned a lot about self honesty in the last thirteen years and it’s something that eluded me for most of my life. Honesty isn’t about what I present to the world, it’s about what is done behind closed doors. The world is easily fooled because of the conditioning in place, but what does it matter if one gains the whole world, but loses themselves.

Integrity is a huge hurdle in breaking the chains of the Conditioned Mind, without it truth cannot be revealed. If I don’t know what blocks me from the purification of the mind and heart, the blocks remain, and without establishing what I call “nobody looking integrity” one remains stuck in their old habits because there’s no room for anything new. Certain things trigger certain thoughts and if those thoughts are attached to, it’s usually because one’s integrity has been compromised. Although there’s no right or wrong in this it does make someone do something behind closed doors that they wouldn’t necessarily do if someone was watching; as always investigate this for yourself.

Only to yourself is honesty necessary because it’s only yourself that will keep you from the purification of your mind and heart. This self honestly is tied in with loving yourself; when you’re honest with yourself you’re truly loving yourself because you’re making room for the mind to expand. This allows for the integrity to do what you do when nobody’s looking just as you do in front of others. Difficult yes, but only because “nobody looking integrity” isn’t the level of honesty that’s in place…

The Chase of Pleasure

The chase of pleasure is so deep and misunderstood that it actually leads one down the road to their own destruction; until the mind settles the chase of pleasure continues to rule…

I’m not writing this to say there’s anything inherently wrong with pleasure, but when it becomes the driving force of a chase, it will most likely lead to destructive behavior in some way. This also leads to the destruction of society as a whole because any society is only a sum total of its individuals. If you don’t think this is true, please take your head out of the sand and look around. Understanding what’s reached for to quench the thirst of pleasure is where the difference lies in one being at peace or constantly chasing the next pleasure. For me there was always a thirst for peace which was pleasure in disguise and it was always sought, but what I used to quench this thirst is where my misgivings were derived from. My tools to quiet this thirst to be at peace became different nine years ago, prior to that everything I used was of the material plane, today this isn’t the case because I understand my pleasure seeking mind enough to see the illusionary urgings arise.

Learning how to manifest a pleasure state of being without anything from the material world is key if you are to ever be free from the bondage of the conventional pleasure chasing mind and open the doorway to true pleasure; pleasure that’s not dependent on anything from this world. When this is truly understood, pleasure will no longer be pursued in a destructive way and you will actually be allowed to live life in the most pleasurable way possible; without attachment…

Doing Your Part

If the world is to change we have to be responsible and do our part. We can’t complain if we’re part of the problem. Don’t look at the speck in your brothers eye when you have a log in yours…

Identifying self-serving Conditioned Mind Patterns and changing them so life is based in love is the core content of my writings. Learning to be present is how the Conditioned Mind can be changed if you’re aware enough that it needs changing. I know this is very strong language because it goes against everything you have probably been taught up to this point in your life, but before you discount this investigate it and see for yourself if you are truly in control of your mind and if you’re getting all that you can out of life. If you aren’t, you are the only one that can change it.

Society teaches us to be self sufficient, what I propose in my writings is to learn what it means to be God or love sufficient. There is a reason our world is in the condition that it’s in. I am doing my part to change it, but it needs all of us to pull together and share the love that’s in our heart. We are our future and we are the change this world needs, but it will only occur when it’s understood our love for others has to come first. The self-serving mind has to be changed for our world to change, and each one of us has the responsibility to be this change and make our world a better place. After all it is our world.

We are one species on this tiny planet in this vast universe and it’s up to each of us to make it the best it can be. This is not some belief I have, a belief is just some construct made up by a Conditioned Mind. What I am asking is for each and every person to please take a look at the energy that is in control of your life. If it’s a self-serving energy this will not be much of a benefit to anyone, but if it’s a love-serving energy than it would be a benefit to our entire human family…

Example of Light

When you’re aware that your thoughts are used to make up a story, contentment takes the stories place. This contentment is an example of light and is always there, but it’s not experienced because of thoughts that blocks it…

Without a story everyone would view life as an example of light which by the way is an example of peace; because of conditioned thoughts this example isn’t seen. The view of a story is made up by the energy of unconsciousness, this makes everything that happens in life seen through conditioned thinking. Through this view truth is missed; this makes life about the story formed by the Conditioned Mind.

Thoughts are what makes the mind attach to a story and those attachments are caused by the unaware conditioning that controls your life. What factually happens is this, life just happens it’s not personal, it’s not about the story you think it is. It’s not about right, wrong, love, hate, good or bad, it‘s mostly about learning to understand your minds true nature of quietness and not being lead around by your made up stories; whatever you happen to make them. When there’s awareness of this you’ll truly be an example of light; a light that has always been there in the space of silence, but it was never experienced because of your thoughts not allowing you to see the you are truly an example of light…

Awareness Now

The path that leads to a peaceful life begins and ends in the awareness of Now. You can be aware you’re thinking about something in the past or future, but you can never actually be there…

When there’s awareness in place it allows Now to be experienced. Being aware of what’s actually happening as opposed to being pulled around by it or pushing it away is what will dictate the amount of peace there is in your life. Life is magical in its essence, but there’s nothing magical in becoming aware of this. All paths that lead to a peaceful life begin and end in the Now and a practice to allow awareness will assist in this.

Take a step and be aware of it, now take another and be aware, this awareness is also an anchor as is the breath to Now; you can not actually be aware of something in the past or future. You can be aware that you’re thinking about something in the past or future, but you can never actually be there. Every step or breath can only be taken as it is happening. The more you become aware of this the more anchored you become in the actuality of the body being in the Now as opposed to grasping for straws in the story of what’s going on between your ears. Be aware of reading this and then be aware of what arises, just be with it, no pulling or pushing, just be aware of what’s happening. It’s in this space of awareness that you’ll find peace and this is because in this space it’s the only thing that’s there…

Mind, Body, Spirit Unity

The body, mind, and spirit are the tools we’re given to use in this mysterious journey called life. If the body, mind, and spirt aren’t in unity with each other, it will make this journey much more difficult…

If a car driven without taking the proper care and maintenance of it, eventually it will not work properly. It’s the same with our body, mind, and spirit, if they’re taken care of you will also eventually not work properly. Whether it’s eating, sleeping, working out, meditation, recreational activity and so on, there’s a certain way of doing things that allows you to be in harmony with life; when there’s harmony with life there’s unity with yourself. This maximizes your ability to reach your natural potential, nature doesn’t lie so the more things are done that are connected to nature the more natural is your living. This involves all aspects of our life, garbage in equals garbage out, as love in equals love out. So if you take care of your body, mind, and spirit you will naturally be taken care of, at least to the extent that your potential can be maximized in whatever capacity that may be.

Life takes on an entirely different meaning when this occurs because it’s not lived from the mode of individuality, it can’t be because love embraces unity, this is just the way love rolls. There’s no such thing as separation where there’s love. This doesn’t mean the entire world will love you, but the ones who have love in their heart will because they’re connected to their own mind, body, and spirit. If someone wishes ill will to you that’s because of their lack of unity with themselves and that’s their misfortune. A person has no control how others feel about them or acts so don’t take it upon yourself that what others say is true. When there’s unity with your own mind, body, and spirit there’s a connection with the Universe because it’s where you came from and when there’s unity from where you came from, there’s unity with the mind, body, and spirit that love springs forth from because that’s just the way love rolls…

Karma of Your Actions

You are your own judge and jury and for the most part your karma is determined by your own actions; what you do when no one is looking. The energy you live by is the direct karma of your own actions…

Remember the cartoons from years ago when a Devil and Angel would pop up on a characters shoulders. This happened when a decision was needed about something. The pop up figures were always the image of the individual, it was because that’s who the real struggle and conflict is always with. Nothing outside of you can harm you as much as your own thoughts. A struggle mostly occurs when things aren’t lining up with the story of the way you think things should be. This energy is something that’s real. You can make it like you’re this spiritual guru and behind closed doors be selfish and unloving, but you’re not fooling anyone because wherever you go there you are. The energy that you live by results in the karma of your own actions. You are your own judge and jury and for the most part your karma is determined by your own actions; what you do when no one is looking. Your own actions shape your Karma.

There’s nothing to prove to anyone, you can preach love and recite all the airy fairy nonsense that fits into a so called spiritual box, but if you’re not showing loving kindness to all beings, it’s all being done for one reason and that’s to satisfy the devil cartoon character on your shoulder. So many conditioned stories are made up about life and this keeps you in your own prison. You can get in touch with this simply by seeing how much love you show to all beings. Lip service means little here because it’s not only the world that gets hurt, it’s also yourself. So much arises daily as the devil and angel characters pop up, just make sure the one selected allows for the loving kindness of all beings because that’s what karma you will get in return…

Responder or Reactor

When life controls you you’ll react to it with whatever protective tools you have developed. This is so you don’t get hurt, but the tools you develop for protection are the ones which cause you to hurt…

To live life by principles based in spirituality doesn’t mean life becomes passive and you just let things happen. It really is just the opposite. You become more aware of what is going on in your life, you learn to have more control and respond to it from a place of love instead of reacting to it from who knows where. Without awareness life controls how things affect you. The more you want things different the more you’re a reactor instead of a responder.

When these reactions occur it’s because there isn’t enough awareness to be with what is happening in the exact moment. Normally there’s carry of some past event into the present moment and this makes you be a reactor instead of a responder. It’s very difficult to remain in a state of presence on a continuous bases, but this is why the necessity to practice comes in. Without practice you stay the reactor because you haven’t developed the necessary tools to change and become a responder.

Life is always what it is, but the way you behave when certain conditions arise is determined by conditioned thinking. What makes life different for everyone is how we develop triggers to cope with what happens in the present moment; each of us develops differently. These triggers activate our conditioned reactions. The more we live in the past and future the more triggers have the chance of being activated. When we are aware of the present moment triggers don’t manifest as reactions because they aren’t activated. Triggers can only be activated when there’s unawareness of what they are. Life can be lived through the noise in the head or it can be lived in the quietness of what’s occurring right now, but there is only quietness when you are without attached triggers. It is up to you the level of quietness and what triggers make you a responder or a reactor…

Agitated Distractions

An agitated mind is a distracted mind. You only become distracted when you think there’s something needed for completeness, but you’re complete just the way you are, you just don’t know it…

There are so many ways to be distracted and there’s only one way to be present. Here are some distractions that the past mind patterns use. Food has such a strong association with pleasure and the past that it is virtually impossible to break its hold. Every time you desire food or a beverage that‘s been consumed once before, it’s because associated pleasures are established. So what the mind uses as a distraction is this association to pleasure; you don’t reach for something that’s unpleasant. It’s the association of pleasure that causes the distraction.

These past ingrained distractions go on and on. You will need to investigate what you use as distractions if you want to break free of them. We all use whatever we have been conditioned to use. Gambling, sex, money, shopping, success, a spiritual journey, our children, chores, our house, TV, the lottery, sports, our cause, alcohol, drugs, fantasy, work, the list is endless. When you start to understand how these distractions take you from your own innate goodness you can begin the process of lessening the hold they have over you. It will take discipline to become aware of these distractions let alone breaking their hold, but it’s the only way; only discipline will produce the needed awareness.

It’s imperative to look at the relationship between pleasure and the past and how that association is at the core of most of the distractions that take you from being present. If it’s in the past learn to leave it there. There really isn’t any benefit to bringing the past into the present unless you’re not happy in the present. It’s when the mind becomes agitated that it will look for some past pleasure distraction. When you understand your completeness and how this lack of understanding causes any distraction, you can start the process of lessening the grip so you can be free in the present; or not and live a life distracted from your own innate goodness. You are complete just the way you are, but it will take a disciplined mind to become aware of this…

No More Questions

The Conditioned Mind makes you believe answers are needed to exist, but you don’t truly need these answers. The questioning is what needs to be eliminated and it will be when there’s acceptance of what’s happening right now…

Although the mind always wants answers, sometimes the answers gotten aren’t the ones wanted, and sometimes you don’t even get an answer. The problem doesn’t lie in the lack of answers, it lies in the mind becoming stirred up looking for unnecessary questions. When things occur and the conditioning makes up questions that it makes you think need answering, it’s very difficult for what’s occurring right now to be accepted. This is the cause for most discontentment and if what’s occurring right now isn’t accepted it makes for a very noisy mind; the real kicker to this is it’s your own mind creating this nonsense.

Life isn’t something to be figured out. Actually the more you think you have it figured out the less it’s known what’s going on. It’s the Conditioned Mind that wants to put life in a box, the moment this is done existence becomes very limited. but the mind that doesn’t truly have a limit. It is limitless; a product of the Universe, which is also limitless. Our parents are human, so we too are human, but we are also of the Universe as is our mind so we are limitless because we are one in the same. Our mind can be understood to a certain degree, but the limitless of it cannot so instead of making up answers, be in the moment of what’s actually occurring right now and allow this to be your answer. When this is done there won’t be a need for any other answer because there won’t be anymore questions…

Head to Heart Transition

You can live from your head, but you can only love from your heart. You don’t love in the past or future, you love in the present because the energy of the heart is from what’s occurring right now…

If you sit around waiting for the other shoe to drop it will happen because by expecting it, it’s given the energy it needs to occur. Your projections eventually become reality; projections always come from the noise in the head, never from the heart. When you love it’s from the heart and that’s the energy that will be emitted out, not the energy of waiting for the other shoe to drop. This doesn’t mean everyone will love you back even though everyone’s heart is of love, the Conditioned Mind blocks this from being known. It may be known by some in the head, but to truly emit love’s energy to others it has to be from the heart. Going from the head to the heart is a very difficult transition and it’s the road less travelled. When the idea of love gets stuck as the noise in the head there’s too much thinking involved and it becomes something other than love. I’m not sure what it is, but I do know when I love it comes from my heart.

Since projections always come from the noise in the head, this creates problems because the mind needs something to do if it isn’t trained to be still. The mind that solves problems is the same mind that creates them. If you make it a problem the other shoe will drop, when it happens (in your head only) it’s your own mind that says, see I told you so. When something is done and you say “why did I do that” the mind that told you to do it is the same one that’s making you question yourself. It’s your own mind that makes this happen. Nothing ever happens in your mind without your permission. When it’s learned to live life from the heart, the noise in the head will no longer be in control. Projecting and waiting for the other shoe to drop won’t happen so you will be free to live your life as intended; from the love in your heart instead of from the mind made nonsense of what’s going on between your ears…

Imprisoned Mind

Being dependent on anything but life’s necessities creates a mind state that one becomes imprisoned to. This imprisonment is strictly of the mind and blocks love’s guiding energy so although you are alive, you never truly live…

A substance or object can seem like it holds you captive, but it’s your own mind that puts you in a place of being imprisoned. Without the mind telling you something is needed, dependency on anything would be non existent. The subtleness of this imprisonment is mind boggling. Take an alarm clock as an example, as soon as the alarm rings if the snooze button is hit, instantly you’re imprisoned because the mind wants the moment to be in different. This is the way being imprisoned works and if there isn’t awareness of this, it’s off to the races of being controlled by a Conditioned Mind that’s dependent on wanting things the way that it wants them.

Dependency and imprisonment takes on many forms: drugs, alcohol, gambling, talking about others, eating habits, pouting or sulking, social status, being miserly (cheap), trying to control situations and people, judging, lust, greed, envy, self righteousness, false pride, and the list goes on, but what all these have in common is they’re all external used by the Conditioned Mind to fix an internal lack problem. Until something is done to allow the mind to settle, this lack will probably be there until the last day of your life in this form. If this happens life will never truly be experienced in the way that it could be. Some dependencies may not seem as devastating as others, but whatever is used it doesn’t allow love to be your guiding energy. Life can’t be experienced from the imprisonment of your own mind and because of this life is never truly lived. Only love’s guiding energy allows you to truly live and only an unconscious dependency holds you in prison to your own mind and blocks this from occurring…

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