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Serving Humanity

The mindset that’s in place is what determines what a person brings to humanity. Serve yourself and serve one or serve others and all of humanity will be served…

There are two mind sets that a person will use to live. One is to live life through a self serving mind. The self serving mind only uses things to satisfy the self; it’s pretty cut and dry how this mind works. Whatever is used in this mindset is used to only benefit oneself. There isn’t much unity or love here. Granted most people aren’t under the spell of a self serving mind all the time, there’s usually fluctuation between the two; they can’t be in place at the same time. At any given time the mindset will either be one or the other, the more the mind is conditioned to self serve, the more time one will spend thinking about and doing things only for themselves. This is a very selfish way to live, but it’s how so many have been conditioned to be. To break this spell it has to be realized this mindset is in place. If it isn’t, you will remain under the control of a self serving mind.

Let’s now look at the loving kindness serving others mind and how this mindset encompasses all of humanity. It touches the entire Universe because that’s its source. This mindset isn’t self created or sustained by doing, it’s a direct result of being aligned with Universal Love. The loving kindness mind is the Universe. When this is your mindset there’s unity and joy  It has to be this way because love only comes from love. It sustains itself, serves many and is a benefit to all. So the mindset in place is what determines what a person brings to humanity, so serve yourself and serve one or serve others and all of humanity will be served…

Awaken to Love

The word love is given a lot of lip service in our society, but not much heart service. You can’t pick and choose who to love, either you love all or you love none, there’s really no such thing as only loving some…

Why most people have to hit a bottom before there is significant change in their life is because of the way human selfish nature has evolved. This seems to be a common denominator amongst many which doesn’t allow the heart to open to see the true nature of love. This isn’t the story of what one thinks love is, it’s unconditional love that arises from the depths of one’s heart. Most people don’t truly know what love is because it’s always centered around some attachment to a conditioned story; true love needs no story. I know many who speak of love for their own children, but there are many children who die everyday and aren’t even given a thought.

Unconditional love has no me, my, or I attached to it, as a matter of fact it has nothing attached to it; until this story stops suffering continues as the default setting of one’s mind. Unfortunately love is given a lot of lip service in our society, but not much heart service. You can’t pick and choose who to love, either you love all or you love none, there’s no such thing as only loving some; it’s impossible to love only some.

For me a transformation occurred when there was no where else to turn, the danger in this is many transform, but not in this world; I don’t profess to understand how the Universe works. I do know what happened to me and that’s what I share and although I had to hit a bottom to wake up, it’s my passion to assist in the waking up process for those who are tired of suffering and want to wake up now…

Heart of Freedom

Our sacred place within always was and will always be, but the silence needed to see this must be heard to go through the opening of our deepened inner heart to the place of our deepened inner soul…

Our deepened silence is our deepened freedom. There is no other freedom but what comes from the deepened heart of our soul. Freedom cannot be found anywhere else because freedom does not exist anywhere else. The heart is where our true self dwells. We are not alone in this place, it was there before we were and it will be when we are no more, at least in the physical realm. Our deepened inner heart is the place within, it is all that ever was and all that will ever be; it is our dwelling place with God per se.

This dwelling place isn’t for a chosen few, it is available to anyone who ever was and who will ever be, but only a few get to their deepened inner heart. This is because the silence that permits this isn’t allowed to be heard. It takes a direct path, one that can only be experienced from within to hear of this deepened inner place. Most don’t get there because that look for a doorway, but there is no doorway, it’s an opening as wide as only awakened eyes can see, but without these eyes the opening is as narrow as the eye of a needle.

One can see this opening and can only go through it by the opening of the heart. That is the opening that is available to all who go within and hear the silence that provides the guidance needed see go through it. If the silence isn’t heard the light to the opening of the heart will not be understood and one will stay attached to the physical realm; wondering what all the noise of this life is about. For those who go to the deepened heart of their soul there is no wonderment about life because the opening of the heart has allowed the flood gates of truth to overcome what has been blocking the deepened inner silence which is the opening to the deepened heart of freedom…

Heart Completeness

There is a love from the heart that is only experienced when there’s trust in what is, and although you may want things to be a certain way, there’s the understanding that completeness is in the way things are…

Completeness is the result of trusting what is. Only when there is trust will you experience a completeness that’s for the betterment of the Universe. This pertains strictly in matters from a heart of love, not one that is selfish. It isn’t in the things attained or that life is the way that you want it that provides completeness, it’s the trust that things are as they are because the Universe wants them to be that way. It’s the Universal fulfillment of what is that provides completeness as opposed to some human want or desire. What is provides more fulfillment that anything from our human side ever will. Completeness occurs when this is allowed and even this is provided, it’s not something that a person can make occur.

There’s nothing wrong in wanting itself, whether it’s to better life, trying to assist others, or just having an ice cream sundae, but if there is attachment to the wanting this is where problems arise because no longer is the Universe allowed to provide. It becomes “I” providing for “I” and when “I” provides for “I” it blocks the availability to the love of your heart. It is from the trust of the Universe that one experiences completeness of the heart and it’s from here that it’s understood nothing else is needed for one to be complete…

Chattering Mind

A chattering mind won’t quiet on its own regardless of what your belief system is. Beliefs hinder the quieting because they’re just a response to mind chatter that blocks your inner presence…

If your mind chatter is in control and running your life, it doesn’t really matter what’s going on, it’s going to be difficult to be in a place of peace. It’s such a chatter filled world and what makes it so is most people are looking for an answer outward when the answer is within. What the chatter 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 mind chatter. This is how the chatter of a Conditioned Mind is formed and how it blocks awareness of your inner presence. It’s mind chatter that’s created because if you knew you had your answers, the need to look for them would be non existent and so would the mind chatter.

Everyone has the ability to consciously remove the mind chatter, but it’s just not something that’s going to happen on its owns. It’s beautiful that your peace is in your hands, and it’s totally up to each individual how much peace is brought into your life. A little practice equates to a little peace so it’s up to each individual to do what’s necessary to stop the mind chatter. As you practice being in the moment the mind chatter quiets and you’re left with an inner presence. If you are waiting for anything else you will be waiting a very long time and it will probably not happen while you are alive in this form…

Created Delusions

Most people are deluded about what an awakening is, but for those truly awake it is seen the mind that tells you to do something is the same mind that questions why it was done…

All delusions are created by your own mind and until there’s awareness of this the delusions remain. To me one of the most important things to realize when it comes to breaking free of your delusions is the mind that tells you to do something is the same mind that questions why it was done. Think about how your mind questions itself so what you’re basically doing is arguing with yourself. What’s crazy about this is it’s almost like there are two entity’s with different perspectives. This goes on in most lives every single day without ever realizing it, but don’t be fooled by the questioning because even our judgements that aren’t questioned create a delusion; to be awake is to be aware of this nonsense.

An awakening isn’t a magical state, it’s simply becoming aware of the thoughts that hold you in captivity; that’s basically it. It’s in this awareness that you naturally stop attaching to your captivating thoughts. Being awake doesn’t stop them from arising, but with awareness they’re there the nonsense of when happens when there’s attachment to them is seen. Until this is realized the mind that tells you do something will continue to question why it was done, and there will continue to be judgements of others as your own created delusions hold you captive…

Process of Love

Peace is a by product of the process of love, it isn’t something that can be forced to happen. It will only happen when you trust the process to produce it as opposed to trying to force it…

We can try and force things to happen in our life, or we can trust the process. Trusting the process produces much different living arrangements than forcing it. Instead of the constant tugging there is a certain ease when you trust. The tugging is produced directly from trying to force things. Trusting the process produces the opposite, but both are within your grasp. It’s a matter of what you truly want in your life.

You will know what you want by what it is you pay attention to. The things that you pay attention become the base of your life. If you always pay attention to wanting the pleasures of life than self serving energy will be your base. If you always pay attention to how can you bring more love into the lives of all beings than that energy will be your base. To be free of the self serving mind is to stop trying to force peace. To cultivate a mind that looks how it can love more produces a life that’s based in trust. When you stop trying to force your peace, that’s when you we will be at peace and it’s because peace is a by product of the process of love, not of your desires…

Unconditional Truth

Freedom from the Conditioned Mind is based in truth and truth is based in stillness. Noise based conditioning produces lies which is the nature of noise; only when there is truth will you be set free…

You’ll never see truth if you’re not using tools that cultivate truth. Many have given humanity tools of truth, but what most people do with them is look for loopholes so they can do what they want and ignore the truth teachings. There are so many tools that point to truth, but they’re discounted because of the Conditioned Mind. So many have left us teachings of truth, but we don’t hear the message because we judge the messages from a conditioned view point and the messenger with our own Conditioned Mind. We hear a conditioned message and interpret it as truth so the ego can be satisfied.

When you’re conditioned what you may think is truth isn’t truth, it’s perception. There’s my perceived truth and your perceived truth, but neither of them are truth. There is the underlying stillness beyond all the perceived truths, but you’ll never understand it or see it until you are quiet enough to know it’s right in front of you and it has nothing to do with what you think. That’s the thing about truth, it’s always there and it’s always right in front of you, but because of the conditioned generated noise you’re most likely not seeing truth as truth is something only a very settled mind will see…

Contented Light

When there’s awareness of your made up stories contentment takes their place. This contentment is of light and is always there, but it’s not experienced because of being unaware of the stories that block it…

Without stories everyone would view life through the light of contentment which by the way is a stronghold of peace; because of your stories the light isn’t seen. The content of your stories are made up by the energy of unconsciousness, this makes everything that happens in life a fallacy. Through this view what is true is missed; this makes life about nothing in particular except the stories that are formed by the Conditioned Mind.

Stories are what makes the mind attach to thoughts and those attachments are the cause of the unaware thoughts that control your life. What’s truly happening is this; life just happens it’s not personal, it’s not about anything 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 will truly be content; a contentment that has always been there in the space of light, but it was never experienced because of your stories not allowing you to see what’s truly happening…

Good or Evil Energy

It’s really very simple to understand the mind, it can be broken down into two energies, good or evil and everyone who is alive will be guided by one or the other…

There’s a lot of stuff (thinking) that goes on between your ears that determines what energy you will be guided by; when it’s broken down you will either be guided by good or evil energy. To me everything that happens is the result of something previous so the results of living in a state of good or evil energy are vastly different. This isn’t to apply a label that one is right and one is wrong, but if investigated it can be seen how good produces results aligned with love, kindness, peace, harmony, joy, and evil aligns you with results of anger, greed, hate, unhappiness, discontent and do on. I was guided by evil energy for many years and this resulted in much suffering in the form of feeling isolated and alone most of the time. As a result of this, I used many different things to try and not feel this way, but to no avail because not matter what, the evil energy would always return.

Thirteen years ago I began understanding the differences of these two energies and started developing certain things that aligned me more with the good. Evil energy is selfish in nature and produces selfish results; desirable to those based in the material world. Good energy has no selfishness to it and the results are much more beneficial. This doesn’t mean the evil conditioning is gone for good, but it has lessened to a large degree and hence there is literally no more isolation or hate in me. If there isn’t awareness of the differences of these two energies it seems the evil state controls more; it’s because of the influences of the material world that make this so. Even though by being alive you are part of the world, when you finally wake up what’s seen is you don’t have to allow the selfish collective energy of evil to control you…

Collective Conditioning Pull

There’s so much collective conditioning in our society that it’s almost impossible to break free. Why it’s so difficult to break a habit is because the habitual thing is always focused on and not the collective conditioning…

The collective conditioning pulls you along as if you are a puppet on a string unless there is some awareness this is happening. To me the only thing that allows this awareness to happen is to see your thoughts slowing down enough to where there’s a millisecond of space between them; if space is created the pull of the collective conditionings lessens. The only thing I’ve found that allows this space is discipline developed by sitting. It’s very important to understand this because people sit for hours with other intentions and the moment they’re finished their thoughts take over again. An understanding of what is being done is beneficial because it allows for a clear path which keeps the mind open to learn. If everything stays in the head as intellect it’s difficult to break free from the energy the collective conditioning emits. The larger the group of the collective conditioning the harder it is to pull away.

One example of this is from the Bible, the masses grew as the Pharisees publicly persecuted Jesus, and as more people were pulled into the collective conditioning the energy to have him crucified grew. If you research the conquerors of the past you’ll see just how the collective conditioning works as their reigns became deeper and they expanded their empires the collective conditioning became deeper. This includes those trying to help addicts because the addiction is to “I” and the focus is always on the thing one is addicted to. Until “I” is addressed very few people will ever truly break free from the collective conditioning because space won’t be allowed between your thoughts as the collective “I” remains in control…

An Unblocked View

An awakening provides an unblocked view of your actions and the associated mind state. With this unblocked view you become aware if the affects of your actions are truly beneficial…

By having an unblocked view you’re able to decipher the immediate affect of your actions in association to your current mind state. This doesn’t mean greed, hate, and delusional won’t be one of the mind states that arise, it’s seeing the affects of these actions for what they are and the controlling characteristic of the associated mind state. If this isn’t seen with an unblocked view these characteristics will continue their control as if you were a puppet on a string.

Some mind states to observe would be greed, hate and delusion and their polar opposites, generosity, love, and wisdom. These are the mind states most people fluctuate between, but with an unblocked view you see how the actions and the associated mind states are linked. What happens is first you can decipher what mind state is associated with your action and second it’s seen if the action is beneficial. It’s very easy to see resentment and its association with the mind state of hate, it doesn’t take much intelligence to see how this action isn’t beneficial to anyone, but without awareness of this one remains entrapped to the mind state of hate and hence the associated action. Intelligence has no bearing on this whatsoever. It also works this way with the action of giving. Giving with no expectations attached is an action associated with the mind state of generosity, you can definitely see how this action is a benefit; to me this is what an awakening is. One isn’t rendered white as snow because of becoming awake, but by the mind being unblocked you’ll see clearly and become aware of your actions and the associated mind state of those actions. It can then be seen if how you’re acting is truly a benefit not only to yourself, but to all beings…

Never to Return

Once the moment that’s occurring right now passes it’s over never to return, but the more attachment there is to what happens in life, the more what happens in life returns and becomes a reality…

The more attached you are to what happens in life, the more what happens in life becomes your reality; the key here is to understand what makes what happens real. Is it real because it’s occurring or is it real because of the way what’s occurring is being attached to? Or is none of it real regardless of what’s occurring because as soon as it occurs it’s over never to return except when the mind wants to attach to it. We call this attachment memory, but it’s really a made up story which becomes reality.

As soon as something happens it’s over with; the only reality is between your ears. This isn’t to disregard what happens, but once the moment passes it becomes the past; there’s no true reality of the past. Let’s say you had an injury that left a scar, you can show the scar, but to go beyond the scar you have to tell a story and where is the reality of the story but between your ears; this is because once the moment passes it’s over with.

How to decipher what’s real and what isn’t is very simple, be with the reality of what’s happening right now, not five minutes ago or five minutes from now, only right now. There’s reality, but the misgiving is most don’t get this so five minutes ago or five minutes from now is where most live. Reality can only truly be seen now because it’s always now. The future and the past are thoughts conjured up by the Conditioned Mind. Why this makes right now the only true reality is because the future never comes and once the moment passes it’s over with never to return…

False Self Conflict

The false self doesn’t create conflict, it is conflict and as long as this concept of a false self is in place, there will be conflict and this conflict will always be with oneself…

The false sense of self is associated with attachment to wanting, peace is associated with non attachment to wanting; simple yet profound. This is so subtle and it happens without realizing it’s happening. This false self is directly linked to the story of attachment. Every time something is wanted, it’s because the false self has a belief what’s wanted is needed. This false concept of self is always in conflict with the peace that’s always there. The false self stirs up the thought that it wants peace, this is why there’s conflict because peace is already in place; peace isn’t the nature of the false self so it does this. If you try to do something like self improvement or anything to get rid of your false self, that’s the false self. So so subtle is the false self, unfortunately this will not be seen by many.

Awareness aware of awareness is the only state in which the false self is not trying to do something. It’s not trying to be anything different than the form that it is. Life is not a self help program to learn how to be free, the form in existence can be nothing but free, only the false self takes this and makes it into the story that the form isn’t free. The false self is the root of all reaching and seeking, but it’s not at the root, it’s the root itself. Remove the root and just as naturally as there’s existence in this form, peace will arise. This peace isn’t dependent on anything, it’s always there. It cannot not be there, it’s only the false self that takes it away. Awareness aware of awareness needs no self to see, just be with this for what it is and know the false self never sees…

Don’t Waste Your Time

Don’t waste time on things you don’t know. By acknowledging you don’t know something and being okay with it, the minds usual state of unrest quiets…

A lot of time can be spent on questions such as “Are we human beings having a spiritual experience or are we spiritual beings have a human experience” Either way it’s said doesn’t matter much, unless your mind wants a definition. Each statement can’t really be factually proven; it’s like arguing over a parking space in the mall with both parties claiming that the parking space is theirs. Neither can prove the truth of that, even though “it’s my parking space” is being stated, probably being yelled, lol.

All the time wasted time will never again be. What I mean is because either way it doesn’t enhance life one bit, except to the mind that wants to make it so. So many thoughts that equate to nothing, 10, 15, 20 times the same thought comes in, it goes around in a circle and dissipates, only to return again and again. This is where the value of discipline has assisted in making my life different. I’m not immune to anything that occurs due to being human, but since there is a practice in place resulting in some discipline, I’m not pulled in as much to make up a story that I’m a human being having a spiritual experience, no wait I’m a spiritual being having a human experience. It doesn’t really matter how it’s said because either way I simply am…