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Monday, 24 February 2014

Monstaville Book II. Chapter 3


3

“Change yourself if you wish to change this world.”
- The Mother (Seeds of Light).

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi.

Medicine Cards: the Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson (Bear & Company, NM, U.S., 1988, p.65-67).

Skunk Medicine: Reputation (how to attract and how to repel).

Skunk medicine! Go ahead and laugh! This furry little animal has a reputation that contains a great deal of power. Due to its distinctive behaviour, humans give this tiny, smelly creature a wide berth. The key word here is respect.
                Unlike other predatory animals, Skunk does not threaten your life but threatens your senses. You know this to be true if you have ever been in the vicinity of its spray. In observing the habit patterns of Skunk, it is easy to notice the playfulness and nonchalance of its natural behaviour. The ‘I dare you’ attitude of this four-legged creature commands you, as the observer, to respect its space by mere reputation alone.
                Skunk is teaching you that by walking your talk and by respecting yourself, you will create a position of strength and honoured reputation. The carriage of your body relates to others what you believe about yourself. There is no need to bully, aggravate, torment, or overpower other beings when your sense of ‘self’ is intact. As with Skunk, the resonant field of energy round your body s relayed through the senses. Self-esteem permeates the body’s energy, and is instantly recognises on an extrasensory level by others.
                Learn to assert, without ego, what you are. Respect follows. Your self-respectful attitude will repel those who are not of like mind, and yet will attract those who choose the same pathway. As the odour of Skunk attracts others of its kind, it repels those who will not respect its space.
                Skunk medicine people have the ability to attract others, and they are very charismatic. At the same time, the other side of their natural power is to repel those who seek to take energy from them without recycling the gifts they have taken...
                Walk tall and be proud of the accomplishments you have made. Bear in mind that what you believe about yourself is your ultimate protection. Project self-respect!...To balance the causes and effect of your actions and energy flows, you must decide whether or not you need to spray in the direction of others to repel their envy, greed, jealousy, or over-amorous tendencies. On the other hand, you need to always maintain your ‘right to be.’ Self-respect is the key to all of these situations, whereas ego is merely what you believe yourself to be.
                Skunk says, ‘If your ego is not your amigo, you know it stinks!’

Through self-respect, one becomes nonchalant about the negativity of others.


Retrospective inserts.

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.” - Clint Eastwood.

“The higher we fly, the smaller we seem to those living on the earth.” - Nietzsche.

"Death most resembles a prophet who is without honour in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.” - Kahlil Gibran.

“All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.” - Jack Kerouac.

“Here's to the Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do, is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or, sit in silence and hear a song that hasn't been written?...While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Text from an image on the net based on the Apple Computer Ad ‘Think Different,’ 1997 (additional words italicised). [1]

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." - Albert Einstein.

"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, that person sends forth a tiny ripple of hope...and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert F. Kennedy.

“Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular - but one must take it simply because it is right.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain." - Doug Horton.

"A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without." - Joseph Addison.

‘Love and then do what you will.’ ‘Do what you will but do not harm others.’ ‘Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law’ (Al or L.1. 40) and ‘Love is the Law. Love under Will’ as Crowley’s The Book of the Law states. “There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt,” as Ra-Hoor-Khuit via Aiwass dictates to Sir Aleister Edward Crowley aka The Master Therion and Frater Perdurabo. This forms the basis of Thelemic gnosis. It means that once we have sublimated the lower will of the ego to know our true Will as divine beings, all that we do is an expression of the Source with which we are One. "Thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that and no other shall say nay." (Al or L.1. 42-43: Liber LXXVII, or Liber 77 Oz, (a statement of human rights in words of one syllable).

"In all their rule and strictest tie of their order there was but this one clause to be observed, Do What Thou Wilt; because men that are free, well-born, well-bred, and conversant in honest companies, have naturally an instinct and spur that prompteth them unto virtuous actions, and withdraws them from vice, which is called honour." - Fran├žois Rabelais (Pantagruel, 1532).

“There is only one rule and that is to express only love. That rule says it all, does it not? It says to treat your neighbours as you yourself would be treated. It says ‘make love not war.’ It says ‘be in peace.’ Be caring and sharing,” says St. Germain (‘St. Germain on the Election,’ YouTube video posted by mambrophone on 8 November 2008).

“The Will to Love is the Law to Live.” - Aion 131  (‘An Open Letter to the Esoteric Community,’ 26 December 2011).

“Follow your heart, that’s the whole law.” – A friend.

 
“True Will is about looking beyond all the petty BS and seeing a person's inner light, but that's just my opinion.” – Ron Adams.

“Everything starts with love, remember; love is the ultimate law. Then prayer, mercy, grace, follow of their own accord.” - Osho.

Oh love, thou art not loved
Would that thou weren’t loved
Give me only to love thee
And then do with me what thou wilt.
- Quoted by Catholic traditionalist Bishop Richard Williamson in his profound sermon on George Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty-Four in London, 2007. Possibly attributed to St. Francis de Sales (French saint, 1567-1622) taking the first line from St. Francis of Assisi. “And that, of course, is putting God first, where He belongs,” adds Bishop Williamson.

“Love through will, the only focus we need!” – My friend Helena (another friend, from a Thelemic lodge, says, “Love the law is” and “Love is over will, and all the rules have to be broken.” The return of the Goddess).

“’Thy will be done’ was reversed by a man. And changed it to ‘God’s will be done.’ Instead of God saying, ‘Thy will be done. Do what you please in this world of illusion. You cannot harm yourself here. Nothing is born or dies truly.’ Yet, humanity have been taught by those you call the Church: ‘Thy will be done and I shall be its representative.’ So not, ‘thy will’ - my will, through, ‘thy will.’ Quite interesting. And humanity has been suffering ever since. Yet, the tide is changing, since humanity is waking up. Some are struggling with this awakening. Some are disliking it. Some are loving it.” – St. Germain (channelled through Ashamarae McNamara, YouTube video, ‘St. Germain: Illusion and Awakening,’ posted by messagesfromwithin, 29 September 2008. In Studies in Alchemy, channelled through Mark prophet, however, he suggests that thy will be done not as an ego but as you truly Are, as God. He also states, in the sequel (p.36), that God is law and that this law does not exist without love but that, unfortunately, it has been possible for ‘evolving humanity’ to separate the law from love).

Me, talking to a rude Thelemite in an online forum: ‘So you think that you yourself "are free, well-born, well-bred, and conversant in honest companies, have naturally an instinct and spur that prompteth you unto virtuous actions, and withdraws you from vice, which is called honour"? [a quote from Gargantua by Fran├žois Rabelais (1534)]. Doubtful, for now. You're like an Islamist: aligned with Lucifer on the level of the lower will which divides not that which leads to the oneness of the Goddess, that which is Love, the one and only rule, the law and expression of Being itself. You are running before you can walk. Sweet dreams amigo!
You are told: go into the sandpit and play and you can do as you wish, what you want. Do...however, you will find yourself in a big mess if you believe that you actually have individual will. There is only one Will and it is also Love at the same time, indivisible in Infinite Being. Surrender to the One Reality is your only way out of the Game. For separate will hath no true power and what you do to others you do only to yourself. To identify with an egoic semblance to Will without recognising the blissful oneness of all is to deny yourself the Love that is the nourishment your soul needs. Life is merely a mirror of your own mind...and with the return of Love and Light to this world the reflections are speeding up. So be careful what you wish for as what you believe and what you wilt may just manifest for you to see the connection and realise that you were lost not found.’

And, ‘You have no mind of your own. You only think you do. LOL. I said Islam, not the Qu'ran. To identify with a religion is to be outside of yourself, away, out to lunch, gaga. I'm not sure how you got in here! LOL. Remind me this and wish me that…yeah I project far too much! LOL.’

[Retrospective note: A Sufi friend told me that Islam is feminine whilst Islamic culture is male-dominated. Well, Islam was founded on the Goddess wisdom but it has certainly become utterly masculinised now and little remains of that wisdom even in modern Sufism it would appear. Patriarchal religions are dedicated to action and rhetoric rather than reflection and true inner communion of the heart. They are backwards but they quickly step in to set up camp where collective identity is weak and confused. Nature abhors a vacuum and the danger in Britain is that people are so anti-Christian they are unable to open themselves to the possibility of spiritual experience or understanding at all. People from other countries usually bring something positive to our culture because it is wood that burns easily and can be integrated into our multicultural society. If the wood is very hard, however, and there is too much of it, the fire will die down. Islam, for me, is a slow-burning fire whose central flames do not expand to consume the wood. Instead, a lot of wood is brought together around the fire to keep warm, but it remains as collective wood. Where there is greater individual expression and independence the wood is less dense and therefore burns better and the potential for spiritual exploration and self-discovery then exists. Meaning that people are less inclined to be stuck in their ways, weighed down by tradition or hold narrow-minded views and reject the idea that they have anything to learn. Working class Britain is also a bit like that as well, I have to say. We can only burn through a certain amount of wood, or coal. If the fire is smothered, culture becomes weak and I think that mainstream television over the past decade reflects that. One hopes that it will not be extinguished altogether but I, for one, tend to regard Britain as a sinking ship in its present state. My Muslim neighbours in London managed to stifle my self-expression and hated being reminded of anything or anyone so far removed from their narrow cultural influences and pig-headed ignorance. Wood is collectivist. In its pure form it is tribal but, with a patriarchal fire controlling and directing it through collective identity, it is tyrannical in its ambition to suppress freedom and force everyone to conform and be the same, to bow down to this fake centre of existence that is outside of oneself rather than the true spiritual Reality that lies within us, the divinity within the heart].


The dictum 'Fais ce que voudras' evokes an ancient expression by St. Augustine of Hippo: "Love, and do what thou wilt."

“I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.” - Friedrich Nietzsche.

It is wise, with a loving heart, to Will that one's willing be in harmony with the universe. This will grow deeper as we move deeper and deeper into the heart where Love and Will are One…

“How can you break through this darkness which envelops you? Only by developing the divine will in your heart – the will to obey the law of the Christ life. How are you going to develop this will? Well, we will tell you of a very simple measure, so simple that you may take little notice of what we say – but every day and all day seek to obey God’s command to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind…and…thy neighbour as thyself. ‘Thy neighbour as thyself’: this is a very subtle command. It does not say love your neighbour more than yourself – but your neighbour as yourself. Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy mind, and thy neighbour. That is all. That is the law. But it is not so simple.
                If you are going to obey the law you have to do it physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. This means you have got to command your thoughts. You have to bring the divine will into operation. You have to will that you will the will of God not only for yourself but for all life, so that you recognise the omnipotence which overshadows the world and also is in charge of your own life.”
- White Eagle (channelled through Grace Cooke, The Light Bringer. The Ray of John and the Age of IntuitionThe White Eagle Publishing Trust, Hants., U.K., 2001, p.136).


"Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.” - Dan Millman.

“The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” - The Nazarene.

“Trust in the not-knowing.”

“Everywhere we go is on our way.”

“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is.” - Buddha.

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly coloured and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, and they say, ‘Hey, don’t worry; don’t be afraid, ever, because it’s just a ride…’ And we…KILL those people. ‘Shut him up.’ ‘We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real.’ Just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn’t matter because: It’s just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one.” - Bill Hicks.

“There is only fear and love. Time and the Infinite. Fear, the mind, and time, are inter-connected, as are love, intuition and the Infinite. If you are established in the heart, fear and the mental fluctuations it engenders dissolve into an eternal present of love and allowance.” - The Goddess (Conversations with the Goddess by Mark Amaru Pinkham, Adventures Unlimited Press, ILL., U.S., 1999, p.143).

A statement I made in a forum thread regarding gun laws in America: ‘If there were no guns these young critters wouldn't be able to get em. Over here it's just the odd black drug dealer who's able to get hold of guns and risk using them. And why? Because they think they're Americans and behave like gangsters. Remove your gun culture so we can ALL live in peace. Thanks.’

“If you’re not dark inside and you come to this world, it will turn you dark. You know what I’m saying? And, so, if you really have sunshine in you it’s not good to play in the dark. It’s just gonna extinguish your fire.” – Tupac Shakur.

“Love can compensate for everything, but nothing can compensate for love.” – Traditional saying.


In Touch with Raynor C. Johnson by Sheila Gwillam (Light Publishing, London, U.K., 1996).

p.167-168. “Whenever the light pushes forward to make itself known then obviously it attracts the dark. If you are not being very effective in the world then the dwellers of the threshold don’t bother you too much, but the minute you become an effective worker for the light then you attract these dwellers on the threshold who will motivate other beings, who are not controlling their thought-forms, into attacking you verbally, fortunately, not in any other way. This is where you need a lot of courage and this is why I stress the need for a firm foundation, a firm basis, from which to move so that you are sure within yourself of what you say.”

p.171. “You are dropping the negative thoughts, you are helping to keep the dwellers of the threshold at bay, you are making their task considerably harder which is all to the good. Even they have their place in the scheme of things; they test you in a way because if you make the statement that you are on a spiritual path and wish to improve you may well be tested, my friends; we usually are.”

"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence, you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr.

“If I hate someone it’s either because they’re an asshole or because I’m an asshole.” – Drarna (on tumblr).

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it, and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” - Marcus Aurelius.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that. But the really great make you feel that you too can become great.” - Mark Twain.

“Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world, because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.” - Ibn Taymiyyah.

An ancient parchment (something I wrote long ago and recently found during a clear-out):

The wind seemed to want me to phone you recently. I considered the proposal and then turned round and said, ‘No, I don’t want to.’ The wind pestered me again today with the same prompting. I responded to the annoying whispers with a passage from the teachings of Zhuangzi (translated by Master Ni):

“’It is said,’ replied the fisherman, ‘that if a person is an appropriate companion, one may travel with him into the depths of Tao. But if he is not, it is best to remain alone so that no harm occurs. Perhaps some other time.’”

I was thinking compassionately. You were simply revealing your anger with the heavens. You’re the one who put a wall between us!


More retrospective inserts!

“Everything happens exactly as it is supposed to, including the seemingly negative and painful things that you’ve endured. Ask your angels to find the hidden lessons and blessings within each event, relationship, and situation, and they’ll help you to find peace and understanding.” – Archangel Michael (from Doreen Virtue’s conversation with him regarding the year 2011, ‘2011: The Year of the Indigo,’ 2 January 2011, www.angeltherapy.com).

“Because this change that is a-born-ing on Earth shall require the empowerment and focus of God, it is your hearts in the fullness of their destiny that can power this shift and power it effortlessly, if you allow this fire of life to consume you. Yes, that is what I said. If you allow the fire to burn you up, to become the fire of transformative Love…to take from your ego all that is dross and to leave it as a crystalline receptacle of God, the place where Heaven and Earth meet. You have experienced so far the muddy waters of duality, and thus the ego mind is filled with conflicting images, unfolding in your consciousness as a stream of the sub-conscious that continues to keep you focused outside of yourself, enacting old repetitive patterns. But when the fire of the awakened heart is allowed to burn, is celebrated in its intensity, is experienced as your linkage to the Moment of Creation that in one grand explosion is the alpha and omega, the entirety of life itself - when the fire is done, duality is a concept and no longer an experience you are having. Instead you are a container for the fiery Will of perfect Love to live through and be fully expressed in the images of the world.” - From the Messages from God (channelled through Yael and Doug Powell, ‘Surrender to the Fiery Power of Love: The Countdown Is On!’ 30 January 2011, www.circleoflight.net).

“It’s difficult to find an access to spirituality. But we are, by our nature, spiritual people. If we don’t have access to spirituality, we suffer as individuals – society suffers.” – Russell Brand.

“Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster children into strength and athletic proportion.” - William Cullen Bryant (www.quotelady.com/subjects/strength.html).

“I just thought of something even funnier than 24...25!” - Spongebob Squarepants (Spongebob Squarepants, created by Stephen Hillenburg, Viacom International Inc.).

Foot note

1. The original text was created by an advertising agency for Apple Computers and is sometimes confused with Jack Kerouac’s words in On The Road: "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centrelight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’"

Friday, 21 February 2014

Finding Gratitude in Suffering - Thanksgiving 2013

By gnothyself.tumblr.com

3 December 2013


Today, a journal entry from the heart (also, my first public journal entry).

“LET THERE BE LIGHT!” And so, I entered the world with the same umbilical cord that sustained me for 9 months tightly wrapped around my neck cutting off the air/circulation I desperately needed to live. I was born purple (literally) from lack of oxygen; and life has been a series of struggles ever since.

Being that today is Thanksgiving, I couldn’t think of a finer opportunity to reflect on the themes of struggle and suffering. That may sound initially depressing to some; however, my struggles and sufferings have been my greatest teachers in life. If not for the pain, I would not be the strong, balanced person I am today. The same goes for you, my brothers and sisters, whether you know this or not. It took years of mental anguish to realize this single precious insight, a gift from the universe bestowed upon me during one of my darkest hours. You see, I had lost everything: my beloved boyfriend of 6 years (who cheated and left), a career I was passionate about (but was laid off from), a stable parental relationship (thanks to addiction), my car and my apartment all within a period of a few months. My life and everything I held dear seemed to have crumbled around me. My ego and self-esteem were completely shattered. I thought about suicide a lot… however, as hard as all of this loss was, I gained my TRUE self and the world in the process.

Nature was the only and I mean ONLY thing that woke me from the depression that engulfed me. Something as simple as the sun shining was what got me out of bed most mornings (mind you, I was unemployed for over a year and a half, so I had nothing but time to witness the spectacular transformation of seasons from my bedroom window). I learned a lot about nature by simply observing it. I had nothing else to do, with all distraction and purpose in my life now gone, I had no choice but to open up to whatever presented itself to me. No choice but to take risks, to try new things, to subconsciously expand out of this dark place. No choice but to live in the present moment and appreciate what was left; for the past was too painful to dwell in, and the future was too uncertain. Stuck between pain, I realized the only place I could possibly feel comfortable was right here, right now. It became a safe place.

I didn’t know it then, but this simple practice of living in the now totally transformed my life. I learned appreciation. I learned mindfulness. I found desire and passion again, in learning from mistakes and hardships, in wanting to be a better person. My world improved a thousand-fold and continues to do so as various forms of daily struggle push me ever towards higher states of enlightenment.

I could go on, but for today lets simply say I wouldn’t trade this beautiful life, this beautiful struggle for anything in the world. Don’t take today for granted; make the best of what comes. In the end, appreciation of the little things is all you really have.


Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha

Monday, 17 February 2014

Only a Story

Q&A with P'taah

Channelled through Jani King, February 2014

Q: If we play a game called, "I've forgotten where I come from" when we incarnate, why do we do this?

P'taah: In a way to maintain the integrity of the experience. When you think that you have many, many lifetimes, all occurring simultaneously and your desire is to incarnate to have this most vivid intense experience  called human life, then in a way you would choose to maintain the integrity of that experience by kind of blocking out everything that is not of this experience.

Q: And when we choose to have this experience, we're not looking at the fact that it may be painful or uncomfortable. What we are looking at is simply, "It will be intense."

P'taah: Correct. Because in a way, the greater part of you could be likened unto this present self of you reading a book that is very sad, and you say, "Oh dear, what a sad story." However it is only a blip, we would say, in the totality of your own being. You understand?

Q: I do understand.

P'taah: All right. So the greater part of you understands that no matter how intense the experience, whether that be what you would term cataclysmic or whether you would term it a most wondrous time in any particular span of time in your life, the bottom line is the greater part of you knows that you are eternal, knows that you are perfect, knows that you are this extraordinary extension of the Mind of Creation simply having and creating moment by moment these experiences called your human lives.

And of course it is to remember that you have other lifetimes which are not human -  well, we would say not lifetimes, but experiences which are not human.

So in a way this human lifetime that you are experiencing in this now, it is so large in your beingness of the present, and yet really kind of an in-breath and an out-breath of your greater self.

Q: Very good, and I would think from what you said that the more we come to know who we are and the more we love ourselves, the less suffering there will be. There may be intense experiences, but it won't necessarily be what we call suffering.

P'taah: That is correct.

Q: Okay. So the aim is to become more at one with yourself, and then...

P'taah: That is correct.

And we would say at this time also for those peoples who have experienced what is termed other lives, traumatic experience affecting this present lifetime, we would say really that "past lives" in a way is just a story and the reality is that you are to deal with and transform in this Now whatever is occurring, no matter where it may have originated.

Of course sometimes it assists you to put a logic unto this phenomena or that phenomena. But the truth is, everything is just a story. And you are to deal with and hopefully transform the fear or the, what you would call, bad experience, into love, into acknowledgement and embracement so that you change the frequency. You change the energy surrounding or involved with whatever experience it is.

Q: So in a sense it really doesn't matter whether what you are calling the story is true or whether it's something that you at some level made up, it doesn't matter...

P'taah: No, it does not matter. The bottom line is whatever the feeling is, it is that which is to be transformed from fear to love. Of course you may create a story that brings forth the feelings of great joy and playfulness and love and acceptance, etc. Well, all of it is just about the feeling, not about the story.

Q: This seems a good place to ask, "Is there really anything out there?"
P'taah: No, it is only "in there."

P'taah


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Love

Sri Sathya Sai Baba Quotations

Love as thought is Truth,
Love as action is Righteous Conduct,
Love as feeling is Peace,
Love as understanding is Non-violence.
Love is selflessness,
Selfishness is Lovelessness.
Love gives and forgives,
Selfishness gets and forgets.
(Sathya Sai Speaks. Vol. 5. "Well or ill," Chapter 38)

God is love, live in love.

Love alone can win it,
Love that needs no requital,
Love that knows no bargaining,
Love that is paid gladly as tribute to all living,
Love that is unwavering.
Love alone can overcome obstacles, however many and mighty.

Love as Thought is Truth.
Love as Action is Right Conduct.
Love as Understanding is Peace.
Love as Feeling is Non-violence.

Life is Love, enjoy it;
Life is Challenge, meet it;
Life is a Song, sing it;
Life is a Dream, realize it;
Life is a Game, play it;
Life is a Goal. achieve it.

Start the Day with Love;
Spend the Day with Love;
Fill the Day with Love;
End the Day with Love;
This is the way to God.

Duty without love is deplorable.
Duty with love is desirable.
Love without duty is Divine.

Live together, revere each other, let not the seeds of envy and hate grow and choke the clear stream of Love.

There is only one royal road for the spiritual journey...Love Be Silent yourself, that will induce Silence in others.

Love all men without distinction, Know that mankind is a single community.

Ego lives by getting and forgetting;
Love lives by giving and forgiving;
Love is expansion;
Self is contraction;
Self is lovelessness;
Love is selflessness.

Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God; for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him.

Where there is Faith, there is Love;
Where there is Love, there is Peace;
Where there is Peace, there is Truth;
Where there is Truth, there is God;
Where there is God, there is Bliss.

A man who has no love in him is as barren as a cloud with no moisture, a tree with no fruits or a cow yielding no milk; he is ever far from God and can never earn His Grace.

Practice the vocabulary of love; unlearn the language of hate and contempt.

Silence is the speech of the spiritual seeker. Soft sweet speech is the expression of genuine love.

Love

Love is giving and forgiving; selfishness is getting and forgetting.
Love all; serve all.
Love is a bridge over the sea of change. Do not build a house on it.
— From the discourses of Sathya Sai Baba

See with the eyes of love
Hear with the ears of love,
Work with the hands of love,
Thinks thoughts of love
Feel love in every nerve.
— From the discourses of Sathya Sai Baba

If you do not love other human beings
That means you do not love God.
— From the discourses of Sathya Sai Baba

There is no God other than love.
Love is your life, your friend, your relative, your food and your everything. Heart that is filled with love can never be polluted. Love is nectarine. Once you fill it in your heart, the poison of evil will have no place in it.
— From the discourses of Sathya Sai Baba

Love in thought is truth.
Love in action is right conduct.
Love is understanding, is peace.
Love in feeling is non-violence.
Love is a bridge over the sea of change.
Do not build a house on it.

www.saibaba.ws/quotes/love.htm

A few pointers on the path of life

Written for a teenager in despair (like the one I once was)


"Don't worry. Be happy." - Meher Baba. 
 
Everything seems urgent when you're young. Without being condescending, you haven't really waited years for things to improve in the grand scheme of things. You're just breaking into adulthood and there are so many emotions, hormones and changes flying around. It's like a rebirth, birth of the individual adult you. Suffering kind of saves us from the clutches of the ego and enables us to grow stronger and wiser with time. Some people go through life like caterpillars and we're told they're the lucky ones for whom things appear to work out. On a soul level, which is all that's real, no they're not. They've got crisis yet to come. If you're going through hell keep going (Winston Churchill said that). Because if you’re in the dark chrysalis phase you're kind of lucky in that you're closer to waking up from the illusion that we are just these physical bodies munching on cabbage leaves. Closer to breaking free from the confines of the ego mind. Closer to finding the eternal peace, joy and love that are the only true Reality. Feel in your heart. Get the momentum going. Deeper and deeper. The real you is in there somewhere. The Light of Love.

No one tells us the meaning of life. We have to find it ourselves. But if you want a little heads up (if not, read no further!).....This planet is a karmic school and we are graduating from initiations that have lasted many lifetimes. The lessons are hard but worthwhile not least because we are waking up against the odds and with each step our emotions are charging the Earth's new magnetic grid and influencing others, making it possible for others to find their way. We are Indigo wayshowers, leading the way. It's important to see the big picture. Russell Brand's got it now! It's true, by turning within, meditating daily, one can immerse oneself in that magical energy that is divine. The authorities don't want us to know all of this hence the crappy education system and the rest!

But it's important to develop a spiritual practice. Yoga and tai chi are powerful grounding, centring and balancing tools. People resort to taking prescription drugs because they're encourages to look for solutions outside of themselves but that is death. The very source of life is within us waiting to be rediscovered so it can shine in this world. Bit-by-bit we shall make a heaven on earth. There is a new global economy just around the corner which will make things easier so ignore the state of the world. The future is nowhere near as bleak as it looks. Try to feel through everything. That's how we release negative emotions. It's all just stuff we've brought with us from other lives when we denied them, projected them, escaped from them, fearing to face ourselves. So it's all piled up through much foolishness, otherwise known as fear. The first 13 years of life are largely there to set us up for the personality and experience we need in order to release it all, much of it being karmic of course.

Osho said that the two most important words are ‘Let go.’ We have to relearn how to relax because this world takes us away from, or out of, our selves. We were naturally relaxed when we were very young and we never held on to emotions. We just released them as they surfaced. We need to breathe more deeply which is more natural and connects us to our higher selves. We need to drink more water because that helps to release emotions. We need to listen to our hearts because that is where the truth resides. And, oh yeah, as a little girl once told Kurt Cobain at a family gathering when someone had asked how we should live or something: ‘I think people should concentrate more.’ In other words, we must become more conscious, more aware and focused. No one can afford to go about their lives on automatic pilot anymore. Our world is being charged with higher energies and they are not going to relent. Gradually, density will be replaced with lightness and en-lighten-ment. The days of people living from their subconscious are nigh.

One cannot go through the whole of one’s life without knowing frustration, anger and despair. Yet, these shall pass also. We need the contrast between dark and light to really embrace and awakening back to our true nature. Never underestimate the power of compassion for ourselves and others, forgiveness, gratitude, appreciation, stillness and patience because they help to align us with what is Real…………………………………….

Love and blessings,


Antraeus

p.s. Also, don't underestimate the power of a Full Moon and Mercury Retrograde to fuck things up for a little while!