Friday, July 3, 2009

Can You Feel It?

As I conduct my daily studies I am taken aback for a moment. The pressure building in the societal structure that is our collective existence is staggering. We are pushed to the breaking point, individually and collectively. A centered, grounded approach is vital today. An overall understanding of this process vital to a physical, mental, spiritual well being. A weakness in any of these areas, a void for negativity to attack. We must stay optimistic. We must stay focused on love. To give in to fear and hate, an open invitation to sickness, be it physical, or spiritual.

Many, will continue to focus on the daily living aspect, keeping very busy so as to not have to look at the unfolding paradigm. Many refuse to accept the possibility that things are not as they seem, either out of fear, or ignorance. I do not hold them at fault. It takes the whole community, with all different views to make up the whole. We are in the midst of an ever increasing unveiling of a spiritual teaching of the duality of existence.

It seems that from time to time a massive shift occurs to humanity. Many will try to cling to the old ways, always seeking to return to the good old days, when things were simpler, and people seemed different. Unfortunately, there is no going back to the innocence that society has appeared to lose. We can though, learn the lessons of innocence lost, and move forward with a more spiritually mature view of life. A view that embraces humanity instead of condemning all those "useless eaters".

I think it is vital to understand the root cause of the exact nature of the lesson. It can be very confusing. It can be difficult to navigate the created illusions or as I like to call them, nets, that we get trapped in. Our precepts rely on trusting in something. We must as individuals have something to believe in.

I have changed my views on life and reality hundreds of times over the course of my life. As a result, my experience is constantly changing. I do think that it is a healthy thing to question the motives of perception. In other words, why do I spend so much time seeking answers? The answer to that question is simple. Those nets I referred to, are nothing more than control mechanisms to catch us, momentarily, to prevent us from maturing spiritually. Understanding those nets, and the reasons they are created, gives you the ability to avoid getting entangled in them. As your knowledge base grows, you learn to couple experience, or the daily practice of the knowledge you acquire. That then creates wisdom. This life is about progress, not perfection.

So many things that are common sense to some, become nets to trap others. The best example of this is the ability to gather information. For thousands of years information has been the key. Information is power. Above all else, information, and the control and manipulation of it, is the most powerful net, to catch all who fall into it. The information that you have access to, determines how you interact within yourself, and the world around you. The biggest event of modern times is, no doubt, the advent of the Internet. InterNET. Never before has so much information been available, to so many people. The possibilities for learning are limitless. The possibilities of disinformation endless as well. That becomes the real challenge. Discerning the difference between truth and lies, and maybe more importantly, how the interact and are reliant on each other to exist. The distortion of understanding truth and lie are at the heart of the largest net of misperception. Many believe it is necessary to lie in order to prevent someone from experiencing pain or suffering. It has been my experience that trying to prevent pain through lieing only causes more pain in the long run. Is it not the inability to change one of the largest contributors to ones own emotional well being? Or the inability to discern truth from lies?

I am not suggesting for one moment I possess the complete ability to discern truth from lies. I have learned, that through studying, outward causation's and inward causation's, the ability to discern can grow to be a little more accurate over time. Bottom line, I trust my intuition and my intellect more than I ever have. I only post information I believe to be true. If I find out to the contrary I will post that with equal vigor!

These times of crazy, chaotic events can be very unsettling at times. Please remember we are here only a short time. We are not expected to be perfect. I do think we do owe it to ourselves to make some attempts at learning and changing. We all have a place. We all have a purpose, in this carefully, choreographed dance. We all are in it together. My main hope is we realize this and learn from each other. There are certain future events that can be avoided. The future is not written in stone. We can change it, just like we can change ourselves, actually I think that is the only way we can change the future, by just changing ourselves. Be well, and be blessed.


  1. I am blessed to have you here, in this place with me, to guide me with your wisdom. Thank you.

  2. Amen, brother!!!

    "To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting."
    ~ Stanislaus I of Poland
    "Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."