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A United Itinerary

Our strength is in our unity. Although there’s nothing wrong with individuality, changing the world is so much more powerful when it’s linked in unity for the soul purpose of spreading love…

If you think you have an individual itinerary to change the world you will be largely disappointed, not in your effort, but in the results of the world not changing. This is a large part of the problem of the world to begin with, individual itineraries. There is way to much energy wasted on these; if the world is to change it has to be done in unity. We all need to have a united heart and give that unity to the heart of others. This unity is from the Universe and it is the awakened heart that realizes this. An awakened heart is not limited to certain religious belief or mind made concepts, it is open to anyone who has purity of heart, and the only way for it to be pure is to remove its pollutants. An example of this would be polluted water: Nothing has to be added to polluted water to return it to its natural state of purity, all that needs to be done is to remove the pollutants.

To many of us isolate ourselves and with certain religious belief and concepts that actually becomes a deterrent to spreading the unity in our hearts. Although religion is a great way to develop the discipline needed to quiet the mind, it is the Universe that is of unity, not some dogma or doctrine made up by what someone thinks. The Universe is our guide, but the mind has to be very quiet to see where the guidance leads. I don’t mean a made up guidance to make a person feel they are doing their part, I mean a guidance that is of unity and nothing else. No doing, just unity. When you die that’s all that you leave behind is you unity with others. Nothing else really means that much. If the world ended tomorrow and whose to say it won’t, what did all your individual itinerary accomplish, except maybe to say “I know I did my part” whatever that means.

The only thing that matters in life is to understand a united awakened heart and to learn to remove all the pollutants so unity is emitted to all beings; this is the Universe’s doing not ours. What I share is a message of unity, but it’s not my unity, its the unity of the Universe. Of myself I can do nothing but self seek. It is through the surrendering of the heart that the Universe will find the best possible way to use you, but what that results in is up to the Universe not some individual itinerary. Our unity is our strength and it is our self serving itinerary that keeps us from being utilized to the fullest…

Beneficial Living

Without investigating the way your life is lived leaves it up to happenstance that it’s being lived in the most beneficial way. Your mind is your greatest asset, yet very few know its true value…

It’s a lot easier to go with the flow of the conventional way of thinking than to look inward at your own mind. Anyone who doesn’t agree with this conventional way is looked at as strange, but I ask you this, how much of this conventional way is actually beneficial? Before developing the coping mechanisms that are now in place, how much investigation was put into these mechanisms; they are what controls your life. Not many would invest money, get married, have children, by a house, take a job, etc. before doing some investigation, but not much investigation is given to your behavior. This is what truly needs to be investigated if you ever want to understand your life.

Life isn’t magical with some having more magic than others. Life is life, pure and simple and it will not be lived in the most beneficial way without doing the things that allow this. You can either cooperate with life and make it more beneficial or you can be controlled by a mind that doesn’t want you to investigate why you do what you do. If you’re content with life so be it, but I haven’t met one single person who at some point in their life hasn’t reached outside themselves to fill a lack. This is not contentment, that is an agitation of the mind that few truly understand. Not because they can’t, but because this agitation is not given the time needed to investigate it and find real answers, not the make believe ones that you’re probably living by right now. Investigate this for yourself and see that although the body is always in the present moment, it’s where the mind is that determines your life, and you only have to be honest with yourself to see if you’re living your life in the most beneficial way…

Present to Live

You can only think about the past and future, you can’t live there no matter what. This leaves only one place to live, the present, and regardless if you’re aware of this or not it remains the only place of true existence…

The reason why it’s so difficult to stop a habitual behavior is because not only is it engrained in your subconscious, but without discipline the necessary space between the thought and the reaction is virtually non existent. It’s there, but without discipline it’s not noticed. It doesn’t have to be this way, but it is this way because the mind has been conditioned to live everywhere but in the present. I was controlled for many years by this conditioning because of the lack of knowledge that it was in place. I always thought I did things because it was just the way I was, but I have since found out differently. There is a lot of power in knowledge when it’s used in cooperation with life. The lack of knowledge is why I was doing what I was doing and wasn’t able to stop doing it. You can’t stop something if that’s all you know.

I explain in my book what changed and it’s the reason it was written. My book as are my writings are a tool to help others understand this human dilemma. It’s a dilemma because it doesn’t allow you to truly live your life as intended; from love. So how can awareness of space be created between a thought and a reaction? Very simple, discipline needs to be developed to allow this. My practice is this; when I sit in quiet it is for the sole purpose of developing discipline to be in the present moment. To feel my body, sensation of touch, to notice my breath, to listen to the outside sounds, these are all portals to developing the discipline that anchors you in the present. If you’re not practicing to be in the present moment than it’s very unlikely you will ever be there, at least consciously. This is a simple understanding that anyone can develop. The more discipline that’s developed the more present you become and the more you live life in the moment that’s actually occurring. This is what an awakening is, becoming aware that you have been asleep for much of your life by constantly living in the past and future. When you awaken from this dream you will want to live in the present moment because you will be aware it’s the only place that you can truly live your life…

Universally Aligned

By learning to align with the Universe, which is a direct exertion of your free will, you’ll be in alignment with the truth that sets you free. If not your alignment will be with “I” and this will keep you in its prison…

Truth sets you free, this is what I have come to understand. To me it’s the many truths combined which allows for the letting go of an “I” that really doesn’t truly exist, this is what sets a person free. Someone once wrote “Death sets you free” and I remember how it stopped me as soon as I read it as I thought about how I felt that way at one time. I never thought of taking my own life, but there was a time when I felt if I didn’t wake up that would’ve been okay. I don’t feel that way today, but it isn’t because of anything that I did. One day my view of life became different and I stop looking for answers trying to solve my life problems, it was revealed the problem was “I” and the Conditioned Mind.

Universal Energy has the kind of power that can transform, heal, and reveal truth, people don’t; not on there own anyway. When we align ourselves with Universal Energy we can be transformed. Anything that happens to me today is a result of being in alignment with the Universe, and it’s up to me to do what’s necessary for this alignment to be. This is a direct exertion of our free will and it was through the love the Universe had for me that this was revealed. What I have come to understand is I can’t control what others say or do, I can only respond from my own heart, with those responses coming through submitting to the Universe and allowing it to be my guide. This I have come to understand as what the Universe has revealed me, not what I have come to know on my own. It has been in stillness that truth has been revealed to me, but it isn’t my truth because there is no “I”. It’s the noise in the head that makes you think you have your own truth and when you are being controlled by the Conditioned Mind it says “Death sets you free” but this is the lie of “I”. If you can get quiet enough to understand this, you’ll be in alignment with the Universe, as it will be because of Universal Love not anything that you do that the truth of living and not death will set you free…

Turning Away

Energy always is, where you focus your attention determines what energy you will turn away from which will either be from your small self or from all that the Universe has to offer…

To me the Universe is Love, it is we who turn away and focus our attention on our small self. This turning away is not our fault, it’s just what’s put in place by the energy of “I”. The collective energy of “I” is one singular energy that’s in control of so many people because a mind that’s conditioned by “I” doesn’t have a choice. It takes discipline to pull away from the collective to see what’s truly occurring and what this discipline does is it allows you to see your lies so you can stop giving in to them and align yourself with the Universe. By recognizing your lies you are given all that the Universe has to offers; that’s when your true self arises.

All of these so called lies are derived from the thought “I” and they hold you in captivity to a self that doesn’t truly exist (the small self). Of course we exist in our human form, but the small self only exist in our mind as the thought “I” (there’s no real substance to the thought “I”). A thought is just energy, it’s not the initial thought that’s not real, energy is real, it’s the delusional attachment that the thought “I” is you, that’s where the lies manifest from. If the thought “I” is allowed to just pass through there would be no problematic attachment. Energy always is, how it’s directed is what you will turn away from. You can turn away from self seeking or you can turn away from benefiting others; it will be directed one way or the other.

The transformation of a person from the self seeker to a person of love is the result of the Universe’s transforming energy. The transformation is a result of the love that’s in your own heart becoming unblocked. That’s what the transforming energy has the power to do, unblock your conditioned thought “I” so you can be aligned with the energy that is a benefit to the Universe and all beings. When you do this you turn away from your small self and you become available for all that the Universe has to offer…

Stability of Love

A stable life is one that’s based in love. It doesn’t mean life will always be the way that it’s wanted, but the more you love the less “I” there is that goes through emotional swings…

It’s so easy to feel connected to life when things are going the way that you want, but how about when things aren’t going your way. Our connection to life should never be different regardless of what is occurring, but because of the Conditioned Mind the tendency is to think life is better when it’s as wanted. Our stability shouldn’t be contingent on life occurrences because this will make life an emotional roller coaster. To be controlled by the occurrences of life is to be controlled by our conditioning as if we were puppets on a string. It’s only this way because it’s what we unconsciously have put into place. If we were conditioned differently our reactions to life occurrences would be different, maybe not better, but definitely different.

The key to breaking free from the hold of this is to identify if our reactions to what occurs are beneficial. If they are, it’s our obligation to preserve them so we can benefit others, but if they aren’t it’s up to us to change them; they will not change just because we notice them. Many people know their actions aren’t much of a benefit to anyone except themselves, yet they still act the same, why do you think this is? It has to do with what is at the core of our being. If love isn’t at the core of our being reactions we will be hard pressed to be of love. There is much responsibility with this because it’s love that changes the world and if you are aware of this you will have an obligation to cultivate love so it’s at the core of your life. When you do this you can become the stability this world so desperately needs regardless of what’s occurring…

No Real Need for Answers

The Conditioned Mind makes you believe you need answers, but you don’t. Your true essence beyond the confines of a Conditioned Mind is the limitless acceptance of what is where there isn’t a need for anything, especially answers…

Although your mind always wants answers, sometimes the answers you get aren’t the ones that are wanted, and sometimes you don’t even get an answer. The real problem lies in the mind, not the answers or the lack of them. When things occur that make you believe answers are needed, it’s very difficult for there to be acceptance because the mind has been conditioned to need an answer. As this is the case for most, if there isn’t acceptance it makes for very uncomfortable situations. The real problem of this is that it’s your own mind that creates this needing answers nonsense.

Life is not something to be figured out. Actually the more you think you have it figured out the less you know what’s going on. It’s your Conditioned Mind that wants to put life in a box of space and time, but the moment this is done our existence becomes limited, and the limit is a limit of a mind that doesn’t truly have a limit except for what it conjures up. Understand this created limit is the conditioning not the mind itself, your mind is limitless, it’s a product of the Universe, which is also limitless so how can the mind not be the same? Our parents are human, so we too are human, how can we not be? This is just an example, we are actually of the Universe as is our mind. We are one in the same.

The mind can be understood to a certain degree, but the limitlessness of it cannot because it has never been experienced. Instead of needing answers, be in the moment of what is and allow this to be your answer. This way the mind won’t have to make up beliefs because it will have its answers and there won’t be any need to make one up…