Past Blog Posts

Beginning on this page (and continuing on the subsequent monthly pages) you will find brief, daily posts written with little editing.  They are something of an experiment with automatic writing, or semi automatic writing anyway, because once I begin to write I can’t avoid but have my mind engaged.  I understand this to be a good thing because to not have the mind engaged would be to give free reign in the mind to whatever potential mischievous forces or entities that might want to take advantage of such a state.  It is important as one engages in such an endeavor as this to remain involved as a discriminating force in favor of the good, the beautiful and the true.

My practice is as follows:

I begin by reading some inspirational material.  (See the Influences page for what material.)
After a bit of reading I meditate and practice being still in body and mind.  This is still a great challenge for me and genuine stillness is rarely achieved and even more rarely held for more than a few moments.  My aim is to have a positive stillness that is filled with the sublime goodness of the Creator.  (A negative or total emptiness is not a recommended goal as this could invite unwanted and unscrupulous influences.)

When finished with the meditation time I attempt to hold the quiescence as I go to the computer to write.  I wait for a question to come to mind and then ask it and wait for an answer and then write that.  Sometimes the answerer just begins before I have even asked a question.  (My questioning is in regular type and the answers I have put in bold type.)

The longer I am engaged in this practice the more my experience is that throughout the day a question may come to mind and immediately answers begin to flow forth into my waiting brain.  It is as though a pathway is established from the soul into the mind and subsequently into the physical brain thus establishing a conduit as it were.  The practice of writing the material down further creates a habit for the brain to be ready as a receiver, ready and tuned for reception to the soul’s channel.

This clearly is something  one can do only for themselves.  No amount of reading other people’s writing or listening to other people’s talk is going to establish a link to the soul like sitting in the stillness and asking questions and attempting to take notes on the answers that come from within one’s self.  There is no substitution for doing this activity yourself.  So, if you are inclined to read my material here, I ask you to not stop with that but to take this material as merely an example of what you can do for yourself given some practice and discipline.  Above all else I think this is something that anyone can do successfully  if they practice Maitreya’s keys to Self realization: honesty of mind, sincerity of spirit, and detachment.  To do this is to proactively establish in your life a pattern of practice that increases your capacity for soul contact.  You can never regret the joy that comes from such contact with the Higher Self.

For an incomplete list of what is currently influencing my point of view and for what in the past still resonates with me please see the Influences page.

I do not directly quote these sources in the following journalings (except perhaps the Bible now and then because I can recall many of the sayings of Jesus more or less word for word without having to stop and look them up). Much, however, of whatever wisdom may be contained below, I have come to, at least in part, through immersion in (and corroboration of, in my own experience) the works listed on the Influences page.  For this I am very grateful.

That said, clearly not all sources are equal in their representation of the truth and my listing does not necessarily constitute recommended reading.  I recognize you must choose for yourself what it is that resonates in your heart.

Also, none of my words below can necessarily be taken to represent the teachings of any of the particular influences listed on that page.  My words should be considered a collaboration of these influences and merely my own interpretation and inspiration, such as it is.

Some may judge the material below to be absolute balderdash and anything but representing honesty of mind.  Thankfully, this is something that each must discern for themselves.  For me, the words below are a mixed expression of the impulse of  my Higher Self inevitably translated through the interference of my regular thinking mind – especially since I am still not very good at holding still!  I offer them for your perusal if it interests you.  Perhaps you will sometime try it for yourself (being still and then attempting to write from the still small voice) if you have not already.

Please do not take any of what is written below as the truth simply on the basis of the form or guise that it is written in.  The guise is only that and as form is not necessarily an accurate representation of spirit.  Recognizing the fallibility of the the form, I make no claims as to how authentically the words below are from my Higher Self or from an ascended master, Christ or God.  Take them lightly as merely the musings of Will Treelighter on his stump, playing like God can talk to him, until you have seen whether they are true or not with your own “eyes”.  You must take it upon yourself to corroborate through your own practice and experience any truth that appears to be expressed below, or for that matter, any truth expressed anywhere.

Daily Post



August 30, 2010

What shall I write?  Write whatever you like.

Aum.  OM.  Om Mani Padme Hum.  Jewel at the center of all things.  Source at the center of my Heart, center of my Mind.  Teach me Our will.  For You are my true identity.  Teach Us Our will for You are Our true identity.  How shall we hear You?

In the silence My voice is known.

How shall we be still enough to hear You?

Practice, Practice, Practice, then grace will come to you when you have given up all conditioning, all pretense, all judgment, all impatience, all agitation for manipulation.  Learn My Name and remember that I Am nameless.

For more of the daily post: click on the month below or hover over the Will Treelighter button and then over the Daily Post button and select the month you want to read from.

The latter daily posts tend to build upon ideas that have been developed in earlier daily posts, so while reading from the beginning is not essential it is recommended.

September 2010



September 1, 2010

I took a nap yesterday after lunch.  As I lapse into dreaming I see for a moment how the mind makes up stories (through judgment) about everything.  This is how dreams come about.  In a sense the mind is in free fall and makes up stories about whatever residual input and judgments the mind is occupied with.  But it becomes clear to me that this is also how our “waking reality” gets put together.  It is more reliably consistent than our dreams because of the group “effort” of all of humanity, not to mention that of nature, but is no less a dream.  All of it is brought about by the perception of the senses and judgments of the mind (and all the miniature energetic substances – atoms, photons, etc., combined in all the various ways we have given names to –minerals, plants, animals).  We mistake this to be reality.  We all agree that it is solid and real but it is really an elaborate mass illusion that is an obstacle to awareness of the “truly real” spiritual reality of our being that is the basis for, and that upholds the apparatus of, our bodies and minds and all physical “reality” that we mistake to be our true and only selves and our true and only world.
When we are fully present in awareness to our spiritual reality (through a mental body trained on spirit in cooperation with the intuitive body and a third, spiritual, body that focuses the will) it will slowly dawn on us that even this spiritual reality is not the truly real.  We will only be able to begin to see from that level of awareness that a still finer “substance” (call it the Divine) is the basis for and the upholder of the spiritual.  We will then seek to “wake” from even the spiritual level of awareness that we may comprehend the Divine.  So it appears we are the Divine dreaming we are spiritual “body” in a spiritual world that in turn is dreaming that we are a physical body in a physical world that is often asleep and dreaming still more.

September 2, 2010

“Come to the gate of Heaven empty handed”

You have been thinking of this as something to prepare for in the future, for when you have arrived at the gate upon passing from the earth plane.  This is a mistake.  Heaven is at hand now.  The gate is ever before you.  Come empty handed to Me now in this moment and I open My Divinity before you as You and all about You for That is What You truly Are.  I Am What You truly Are.  When You put anything else before Me I can not be present to you for you have become deluded into thinking that I Am not present to you by Your very act of putting something else before Me.  This is the meaning of “The Lord your God is a jealous God.”  I Am You, but if you have shut Me out you cannot experience Me.  Experiencing Me is pure heaven for it is coming home to Your true Self.  Welcome Home!
Your quiet stillness in meditation is the removal of all that you have placed before me.  There I await You.  Free your bodies of their desires for things other than the Divine.  The senses desire constantly to be stimulated.  The palette desires the taste of all manner of fine and not so fine food.  The stomach constantly craves to be full.  The eyes steadfastly seek the light of day and yet See nothing but darkness.  The body wants the touch of another but is unable to touch another’s soul.   The nose seeks sweetness and the ears love music.  The emotions want to be moved so you seek out music and movies that entertain the senses and spark emotion.  The mind loves argument and so judges what is right and wrong and seeks out the stimulation of the intellect.

All this I have placed before You for Your enjoyment, for Your heaven, and it is good.  But when you place these things before Me you lose your Self and delude yourself into the idea of separation from Me.

I have a mission for You.  Free Yourself of these cravings of the bodies in which I have placed You.  Then find ways to help others free Themselves.  The key is in this second step for the easiest way to free yourself is to, yes meditate, but that is useless if you do not then turn to serve your brothers and sisters.  I await you.  I seek you out.  I reach and stretch for you.  I hold you close.  Accept My Embrace.

September 3, 2010

“You are the light of the world.”  When you are free of all your cravings and so of self-centeredness “Your light so shines before men” that all are inspired and will seek to follow after.  This perhaps is the last temptation – to see oneself as leader, a worldly king, thinking you are spiritual, laying down rules, prescribing doctrine.  No, this is not Your destiny.  Encourage others inspired by the Light to seek it within themselves for each must come to it themselves by there own means, with there own motivation.  Do not push.  This will only push others away.  Simply shine as the sun that all who do not hide their eyes may see a way.  Take no pride for it is I that shines forever through your vehicle.  Yes, You Are That that I Am but pride is light turned to darkness in the mind and results from identifying yourself as separate from others.  You are not.  Yes, You Are I andyou are all others as well for You know that I Am.  Look upon all, therefore, with compassion out of humility in the awareness of the ignorance you entertain as the world.  The world in which Your light, the Light, shines.  Your destiny is to reach out with empty hands and find them overflowing with abundance and power to serve My Purpose.  “All these things shall be added unto you.”  Perfect peace is your providence.

Providence according to Microsoft Word’s dictionary:

The wisdom, care, and guidance believed to be provided by God.

God perceived as a caring force guiding humankind.

Good judgment and foresight in the management of affairs or resources.

September 4, 2010

How shall I be still?  My mind is busy, busy, busy all the time!

First forgive.  There is no stillness when there is any dot of resentment toward anyone or anything or any circumstance or situation including every instance of not getting what you want.  The Peace that passes all understanding can only come to you when you are still and you cannot be still while holding in your heart any inclination toward resentment, frustration, or unforgiveness.  How shall you let go of these things?  Rest in Me.  I Am your salvation from all this pain, all this suffering that you inflict upon yourself and blame on all that you perceive to be outside of yourself.  Be free of it! You have carried this tendency long enough.  Throw it into the temple of doom and get out of there!  You will immediately sense freedom in the desert called desirelessness.  The desert lacks color and form and you will thirst for the old haunts of selfish-mess but stay deserted (you will feel lonely) and I, as an eagle of great wing span, will sweep you up from the hot shifting sands.  I will give you healing rest and fill you up to overflowing, springing eternal healing waters from within you.  My Power and Purpose effortlessly flow through you, from You, for You are That that I Am.  Start with your family – whatever grouping you find yourself in.  All of them I hold within whether they know of it or not.  So likewise do You.  Be still.  Be patient.  It is a long journey and all on the way is purposeful.  I will reveal My Plan and Purpose and all knowledge when you have stopped with the separative agitation of the ego.

September 5, 2010

The Age of Aquarius is supposed to be characterized by synthesis and group work where the Age of Pisces’ keynotes were idealism and individuality.  I tend towards self absorption, introversion, and idealism.  How shall I adjust my daily activities and habits so that I may be more responsive to the spirit of the incoming Age?

Meditate, meditate, meditate, serve, serve, serve.  Meditate, serve, meditate, serve, meditate, serve.  Meditation is introverted.  Service is extroverted.  Balance is the key.  You cannot serve well, appropriate to your skills and capacity without the awareness gained from quieting the mind, emotions, and bodily desires.  You cannot gain awareness as an individual that excludes the wide world of others.  The best service you can render another is to know them.  They are often able to fill their own need and would prefer to if given the opportunity.  Sometimes, though, it is of great benefit to another that you would see their need (by knowing them) and fill it.  It can be a poignant boost to their morale, even their own awareness.  To know others is to know yourself for the delusion of separation is a figment of your collective and individualized imagination and is not real.

In every group you find yourself in, be it your family, your workplace, your friends, your spiritual center, your neighborhood, perhaps you find yourself among enemies – even them, aim to know them, find the need (through meditative awareness) of the group that you may fill and demonstrate Our Love by serving that.  That is all.  Criticism, judgment, emotional reactivism have no place in group work.  Avoid them like the plague.  Discern only what is for you to do as an integral part of the group and leave it to others to discern their part.  I will give direction for your work that aligns perfectly with My Purpose.

September 6, 2010

I Am at the Center of All Things.  I Am at the center of all things.  Everything came from Me.  Everything shall return to Me.  I Am at your center, you are at My center.  I hold you there with love beyond compare.  Hold Me at your center of your awareness.  Place Me at the center of all your thoughts.  Keep Me the center of your heart.  Make Me the center of all your action.  Know Me at the center of all others.  Work Me into every moment, every nook and cranny.  I cannot be apart from you except in your imagination.  And so I merely ask for you to see Me as I Am.  To know Me as your Self and know your Self at the center of each other person, animal, plant, or so called inanimate thing.  So called for nothing that is is truly inanimate.  I pervade everything.  Know Me and so know your Self.  Then use your power of imagination as I designed it to be used.  Bring every good thing into Our Presence that it may be enjoyed to the benefit of all.  Go about freely in the world knowing all you meet for I Am them.  Bless each with the gifts, My Son, that only Your unique imagination endowed with My Power in My Holy Spirit can give and See My Good, Beautiful and True in such abundance and untold diversity of such wonder that the senses cannot contain.

September 7, 2010

How shall I keep You ahead of all else even as I go about my business with all the distractions and details to attend to?
At every spare moment think of Me by thinking OM, My Creative Word.  It is with this Word that I bring you into being.  It is with this Word that you may bring your awareness back to Me.  Think it deep within your soul at every opportunity and I will become more and more pervasively present to you.  It is not magic.  It is not conjuring.  It is the practice of awareness of the real.  Reality is relative.  Your waking experience is relatively real compared to your dreams, but this same experience is relatively unreal compared to that from which you come, Me.  Your awareness of Me and My World grows in you as you pay attention to It.  So, every spare moment and I will soon become prevalent, pervasive and even as you are involved in the details of busy-ness you may remember Me and see Me in every detail.  That means you will develop the visionto look behind the masquerade of your experience and see My Presence.  This is most importantly true of all your dealings with your brothers and sisters in the human family.  Look deeply into each that you have the privilege to be in contact with.  I Am There regardless of whatever mask the person may wear.  Touch That with your heart.  Reach out to Me with your mind.  Your intuition will see the truth.  Your Spirit’s Will shall deploy.  I Will Come to you and You shall know Me.

September 8, 2010

How do I keep from misidentification of myself with form?

Always hold Me in your mind first and foremost.  Awareness goes beyond mind.  To be fully aware of Me the mind must be still, silent of all its machinations.  This is the utmost form of prayer, to so turn one’s attention to Me that all else disappears to the mind.  In Me is true and perfect reality.  In Me there is no struggle or disease.  In Me is total satisfaction and so there is no desire.  There is simply Being, nothing you need do.  This is the meaning of peace and joy so bountiful it is beyond all understanding.  This is your birthright.

You are given form for the perfect expression of Your birthright.  But when you misidentify yourself as the forms that I have given you for the sake of experiencing Me in all My Diversity, you separate yourself from me in your mind.  Your mind’s activity obscures your awareness of Me, your true Self.  You become lost in the labyrinth of physical sensation, emotional reaction, and mental figuring, calculation and ideation of all kinds.  You try to manipulate your way out of the labyrinth because you are self centered and seek relief from the doldrums of what you call life through entertainment of all manner.  The relief is always temporary and transient, disease and old age eventually set in to the form and because you identify with it you think you will die with it.
But no, this is not the way I designed My creation to work.  You are perfect in Me and need not walk endlessly this labyrinth of pain and threat.  Place your attention on Me.  Make it steadfast so that you are always with Me in awareness.  Take no pride in your awareness for it is the birthright of all and your pride immediately separates you from Me in your mind for it is a kind of identifying with form.  You must always know that you have no identity but That that I AM.  And it would be best if you didn’t even dwell on This as your identity for the dwelling on it will trip up the mind into separation from others, which I also AM, and so separate you from Me in your mind once again.  The mind, as you experience it, is really not fully equipped to hold your full awareness and it wasn’t meant to.  I have many mansions.  They are your inheritance and are there for your awareness to enjoy experience of Me as you grow in spirit.  Therefore center yourself in Me, by quieting the mind, emotions and desires, and all else is given unto you as your awareness grows wide enough to see!

Let this be your prayer and know that you are perfect and all whom you pray for are perfect even now as you pray.

September 9, 2010

It seems so strange to think that my true Self merely observes all that the thinking and doing personality does, that my true Self is not doing anything.  Why does the true Self not do anything and why is the thinking and doing personality not truly my Self?
Imagine a child with a wind up toy.  He winds it up, sets it down and watches it go, over and over again, to see what it does.  Perhaps he sets an obstacle in front of it to see if it will maneuver around it or fall down.  Is the child the toy because he watches it?  The child may imagine that he is the toy as he plays and says Ahhh! as he sees it struggle to over come the obstacle or fall off the edge of the table but he is not the toy.  He is only pretending.  So it is with the Soul, the true Self.  The Self has a very sophisticated “toy” that is made for the expression of the Self’s nature.  To have the capacity to express the Self’s nature the Soul gives this vehicle a bit of itself that takes the form of self-consciousness (just as the Soul is a bit of God or Cosmic Consciousness) so that it can respond to the true Self’s impulse which is to express the Divine from which it is derived.  The vehicle, however, becomes trapped in self consciousness misapplied to the vehicle and forgets that the consciousness that it is endowed with is that of the Soul’s, the true Self.  The Soul can only watch and observe and send the impulse of the Divine to the vehicle until the vehicle once again turns its attention to the true Self.  Then the vehicle, having no true Self without the Soul may then respond to the Soul’s impulse and become a vehicle for positive action in the now moment, free from the delusion and entrapment of misidentification with matter/form with itself.  It is as though your car was endowed with self-consciousness and took control and repeatedly drives you into all manner of accidents.  All you can do is watch until it is so banged up that it begins to ask “is this all there is?”  It sits in the repair lot pondering its plight and in a moment of silence it notices that you are there sitting in the drivers seat, the Divine impulse seat.  You notice that it notices and you watch to see if it will begin to respond to your impulse and be about your Father’s Purpose – At least once in a while!

September 10, 2010

How do I the lower self, the vehicle, allow I the higher Self, the Soul, the Observer, the Divine Impulse, to drive the vehicle instead of controlling it myself?

I have no desire to drive the vehicle you think you are!  I sit in the driver’s seat because this is the best position to observe what it is the vehicle does!  The vehicle that you mistake for yourself is an automatic!  It is designed to drive itself but on My/Your Soul’s Impulse Power. Imagine never having to go to the filling station again!  The vehicle is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Mother.  I have created it in cooperation with Her that together we may be about the Father’s Business of serving the Purpose of the Father’s Creation.  The Holy Mother, as form, knows exactly what to do and how to do it.  Confusion and ignorance only enters the picture when misidentification as the form, with all its sensations, feelings, and thoughts, takes place.  Identify yourself with Me and watch with Me with complete detachment as the vehicle goes through the paces of life.  When We do this life becomes always full of purpose, poise, and goodness even in the midst of evil for I Am always fully present in Your Awareness.  Complete freedom is found in recognizing the body, emotions and mind, together as the personality, are simply a Self conscious automatic tool that turns all to good when aligned with My Impulse Power and Purpose.

September 11, 2010

I dreamt last night that a friend got very angry with me because he saw me to be conceited.  Am I conceited?  How shall I have the proper humility so that I may be a clear channel of Light?  Particularly how shall I avoid pride and conceitedness, when such information as this is coming through me which appears to me to be of such a high order and worth?
I could bring this information through a rock if I chose to.  You are nothing special.  You are not separate from Me and neither is a rock separate from Me.  In truth you are simply That that I Am.  You are not separate from your brothers but in your deluded misidentification of yourself with the form or vehicle of your awareness the fanciful ego results.  This is the one concerned only with its perception that it is separate and special compared to others.  The imaginary ego self can say “Oh, I’m no one special” but it is full of deceit for all the while it is thinking “Aren’t I special for thinking I’m nothing special”!  This is why honesty of mind is so important and you cannot have an honest mind if you will not be still and know Me as your Self.  You cannot be still if you will not exercise detachment from all the cravings of the form and you cannot exercise detachment without a sincere spirit of searching for the Divine within your Self and in everything.

The ego knows nothing but conceit.  It is totally preoccupied with itself.  It is full of itself.  Even when it is suffering defeat it is not humbled but strikes out in defense of itself as though the deflation it experiences is an attack.  It may appear that I Am is full of Myself, as in having an ego, conceited, as I communicate with you for I direct you to give Me all your attention.  This is a conundrum inherent in the limits of your language system which has been widely developed through the imaginary eyes of the ego.  I actually take no thought of Myself but Am so grounded in My Being that all My Divine Attention is in service to your good fortune.  I Am at your service.  Not the service of your ego mind you, which is but a figment of your imagination, (another meaning of the word conceit is to be full of imagination or fancy or delusion.) (Microsoft Word Dictionary – 3. An object created from the imagination) but I Am at the service of your Soul, your true Self.  When you pray to Me pray within attentiveness to your true Self having put away all fanciful notions of separation from Me and your brothers and know that I will not give you a stone when you ask for bread.  From this level of awareness you are like Me and are at the service of your brothers, not their egos mind you, but that of all that is good for the Soul.

To avoid conceit, the delusion of the ego, pray constantly, without ceasing, holding your attention high in the Spirit of Truth, in Christ Consciousness, in the awareness of the Divine and you will have perfect humility as an individualized consciousness for you can see there are no lines of separation just as in a satellite image of the earth.

September 12, 2010

How shall I deal with the desire for entertainment, to just relax and be free of responsibility for a time?

To be free of response-ability is to be dead.  Why would you want this?

I don’t want to be dead.  But when I am tired from a day’s work I want to relax my body and mind and not have such a tight grasp upon the accomplishment of something.

Always remember there is nothing you need do.  You are the observer, the higher Self, the soul.  The impulse you send the vehicle, the vehicle you keep mistaking for the self, comes from a still higher source – the Divine, the Monad, the Thought Adjuster, the spark of the One Source, God, the Almighty. This impulse comes through You to the vehicle automatically for You are created in My Image.  Just observe with infinite patience, from My, Your Father’s Point Of View.  It is very relaxing, bringing peace that is even beyond understanding.

September 14, 2010

What of the appetites of the physical apparatus, the desires for an abundance of pleasurable experiences, good food, nice clothes and fine automobiles, big spacious homes and cozy cabins, all manner of beautiful objects, gorgeous scenery, great weather, vacations filled with free time and wonderful site seeing, beautiful people in great looking bodies, sexual orgasm and intercourse, all these wild passions for enjoying life on the physical plane of consciousness?  What am I to do with all the tempting vicissitudes of life?  There is a constant flow of obstacles to spiritual awareness as the panorama of pleasurable possibilities is constantly reeling in front of me, not to mention the pain I experience when life is not so agreeable and I’m not getting what I desire.

First, there is nothing you need do.  You are not the physical apparatus with all of its capacity for experience.  It is your vehicle.  When you forget this all these passions loom large trapping your attention.

Second, I created the physical apparatus for you to enjoy but when you make enjoyment the sole endeavor it turns to pain and misery because you become selfish and think yourself separate from Me and others and begin to compete and step on each other grasping for what I freely give you.  But when you’re in this state of mind you cannot see that all this is already yours – that Heaven is indeed at hand.  You are lost and we are back to the first solution: remember your true status; you are not the apparatus; you are the Observing Self in Spirit.

Third, to avoid forgetting your true status as a Living Son of God, practice the putting of others good fortune before your own in full confidence that there is absolutely nothing you need do to secure your own well being for I have created You whole and complete.  You need not earn a dot of your goodness.  Have faith and confidence and remember you are not that that experiences pain and pleasure.  You are the observer like when you’re at the movies.  What makes a movie good?  Dramas, highs and lows, suspense, humor all contribute an excellent show.  Don’t get caught up in it.  Relax and enjoy the show and just keep sending My Divine Impulse to your character.  Every atom the makes up his body is designed to, and does, respond to My Impulse and this is true of every atom on the screen of all of life.  Now We Will Watch the world transform before Our eyes into genuinely heavenly experience that expresses My Nature, Absolute Perfect Unconditional Love.

September 16, 2010

How shall I end, once and for all, my capacity for resentment when my feelings have been hurt or my sense of propriety insulted?
Rest in Me.

There is nothing You need do.

Remember that You are not the feelings you experience.  It is identification with the feeling body, the emotional and illusory, which manifests the phantom of emotional hurt and resentment you experience.  You are not that.  Find what it is you are and you will find the strength, wisdom, and spirit to deal effectively and immediately with whatever negative emotion that may arise in the feeling apparatus that colors the experience you entertain as the world.  The capacity for resentment is the same conduit through which compassion flows.  Realize your true identity and you will simultaneously realize the true identity of those you resented, whether people, circumstance or obstacle, and that negative emotion is instantly transmuted into compassion.  Resentment is compassion that is trying to get through but is blocked and all twisted up as a result.  Rest in Me, Your true Self, and the vehicle through which you feel will respond to My Divine Impulse.  Relaxing it will see the person, circumstance or obstacle for what it truly is and respond with genuine compassion.  The mind and physical apparatus will then take whatever action is appropriate to such divinely inspired love.

To make this “once and for all” practice stillness, practice service with detachment, until you never relapse into thinking you are the vehicles of manifestation and experience.  Those are not what you are.  You are and always have been eternally and permanently Divine and so are impervious to anything that can be experienced.  The experience is provided to build awareness.  That is all.  It cannot hurt You any more than a movie on the screen can hurt the detached observer in the theater.  Observe.  Relay My/Our Impulse and bask in the light of day.

September 17, 2010

It seems that critical thinking and judgment is so important to daily life and the working out what is important to life – how to spend one’s life.  Yet it is this same critical thinking and judgment that causes me to be resentful of others and even myself for the stupid, foolish and mean acts that I and others perpetrate in often unthinking ways.  Is not critical thinking the means to correcting wrongs and deciphering what is right? Yet, it leads to resentment!

First let Me point out that you used the phrase “causes me to be resentful”.  Your usage of the language indicates that you are still identifying with form.  Remember that form is not just the physical body and its nervous organic computer system, the brain, but also the emotional body which is more complex than you know, coloring the perception of all you think you know, and the form is also the mind with all its thought-forms made of substance so fine it can only be detected at its densest level as waves.  You are not any of this.  These are Your apparatus for experiencing what You are not so that in comparison You are afforded experience of what You Are.   You cannot be resentful or stupid.  These are only forms and You are not those things.

Critical thinking is a necessary and good faculty of form and must be developed before the form can serve the Self with any intelligence.  Let the form give it the due attention it deserves.  Judging other forms and itself is part of a maturing process that readies the form for higher work.  Through such judgment experience is gained so that eventually the form is able to recognize the very truth that I recommend now – that the form is not the true Self, that there is more to life than form life and that in fact form life in comparison to true Life is like that of a dream – pretend life.  This is not to say that what happens in form life does not matter.  What happens in form life is crucial to true Life’s ability to experience Itself.  Awareness of the true Self and so of true Life is developed through the experience of form life.  Little by little awareness grows until it has the capacity to hold the subtleties of the abstract and sublime.  Critical thinking is an essential tool for deciphering the real from the unreal.  One must use this faculty with complete honesty of mind if the true Self is to be discerned and true Life realized and differentiated from illusion.

The judgment of others and self is practice for a higher form of discernment.  When one is ready this painful practice must be put aside in favor of service to the realization of the true Self.  Critical thinking, however, in the form of judgmentalness, has by this time become an entrenched addiction.  Like drug and alcohol addiction it does not get lightly put aside.  It badgers and clings to you like a snake skin too tight to keep wearing that yet resists breaking and falling away.  There is nothing to do but “be still and know that I Am God”.  Leave all such judgment to Me.  I Will, in due time and in grace, dispose of all wrong and make all things turn to good in perfect all seeing judgment.  Just be still in mind, heart and body so that your spirit can rise to the surface of your attention, of your awareness.  With the insights that come from intuitive listening in spirit turn the critical thinking capacity to the discernment of what is true, good and beautiful.  Keep a healthy skepticism but leave behind the itchy addiction to cruel cynicism and judgmentalness.  It takes time.  It is a process of awakening, a gradual growing of awareness.  Eventually, with the practice of applying Critical thinking to the service of discerning the sublime truth that is secreted away within the Soul you will succeed in knowing your true Self and subsequently the true Self of all “others” and the tight hurt filled skin of judgmentalness that comes from identification with form will fall away.

September 18, 2010

You keep telling me that there is nothing I need do, just be still.  How will anything get done if I do not do it?  Shall I depend on others to do the doing?  After sitting in the stillness a while it seems it is time to get up and do something useful, something of service.

You are identifying with the body again.  The forms are for doing, for giving and receiving, but these are not your true identity.  It is a mistake to identify with them.  It causes you to become lost in doing, in need, in lack, in fear.  If you would truly love you must be still, unattached to outcomes, or you will turn to manipulative doing of all kinds to achieve your goals.  This is not necessarily to say have no goals, it is to say be detached from them, do not identify with them, they are but another form.  You need the form to manifest through, but you do not need to be attached to such manifestation.  Such attachment causes you to be lost from Me.

Be still in all you do means to be grounded in Me in whatever is going on about the form, about the body.  The body, emotions, and mind, are very sophisticated instruments that automatically respond to situations that arise in form.  When you have practiced being still and so practiced being aware of My Presence, My simple Divine Impulse of Love Everlasting will guide the body, emotions and mind to and through the most beneficial actions for any given situation.  Such actions will always take the form of loving service to your fellows of one kind or another.  This is how you may recognize an act generated by My Impulse.

So do not be concerned with what you shall eat or what you shall wear.  You are not the form that consumes and dresses.  The form will take care of that automatically as I designed it to if you will stop identifying with it.  Know Me and all else will be in perfect order because the form you occupy will follow My Divine Impulse of Love.

September 19, 2010

I watched the movie called Last Station about the end of Leo Tolstoy’s life.  I have not read Tolstoy but in the movie he seemed a man that I can resonate with, one who wrote and spoke (much more intelligently and eloquently than I, I am sure) of the kind of thing that I write about on the Magic Tree web site.  In the movie it was striking how Tolstoy’s followers were much more adamant about what Tolstoy taught than Tolstoy himself was.  His followers seemed to be more concerned with building an organization and society that lived by Tolstoy’s words than actually living in the spirit of compassion and love, which is what Tolstoy, himself, summed up as the source of all religions and presumably all his inspiration.  Is his follower’s tact (that is, one of law and order for the establishment of an organized movement) an example of idealism gone awry?  Is it appropriate to organize a group of believers around an ideal or does it always lead to a loss of the teaching in the morass of organization?

Organization is another kind of form.  Identify with the form and you will be lost.  An ideal is also a form.  Identify with an ideal and you will be lost in idealism.  Every organization under the sun must crystallize the thought around which it is organized in order to create a consistent form others can identify with and so join and support.  The older an organization is the more it tends to become entrenched in the forms it has established to uphold its own form.  The more a person identifies with that organization the more they tend to be uncomfortable with anything that differs with that collective’s point of view.

Tolstoy’s followers, those that were determined to organize a movement around him and the love he taught were bent on doing so regardless of the cost.  So, while they identified with his words, they ignored his spirit of compassion.  They spoke of love as though the only way to apply it was intellectually and without emotion.  This is an attempt to apply love with dispassion and detachment which is the only way to love unconditionally, and so, is the correct approach.  However, as so often happens with crystallization of ideas, this approach was misinterpreted in this way: that dispassion and detachment meant intellectualism and aloofness.  Because of this misinterpretation and because of identification with the misinterpretation the organization took a callus approach to achieving its means that lacked genuine love.

We can see this kind of approach used over and over again in every past and present human organization, religious or otherwise.  Examples abound and do not need to be pointed out.  Does this mean that organization should be abandon?  Every organization that comes about whether religious or otherwise has a first cause of love.  Even a hate group has such an origin because they identify with some form they love that they feel is threatened by whatever it is they hate.  Organizations are forms.  Forms are needed for the expression of love.  Organizations, fundamentally, are therefore for the purpose of giving a group expression of love.  Participate in organizations but do not be attached to them.  Do not identify with them just as you know not to identify with your own bodily form.  Exercise dispassionate unconditional love across the board to all forms whether they be human organizations or some other form.  Remember that love with dispassion does not mean without emotion and aloof.  It means that emotion is not used to determine what is loving, but rather, the love that you express is without condition.  Emotion is unreliable because you tend to attach yourself to it but emotion may still be expressed because it is a form designed for that purpose.  To be detached from a thing is to be unidentified with it.  It is this very refusal to identify with a thing (such as an emotion) that then renders the thing usable for its divinely intended purpose.

September 20, 2010

What would you have me write this morning?

Be Still.

And receive your inheritance.

Does the word inheritance conjure visions of large sums of money and things?  No, no, this would not be helpful.  Would you like to win the lottery?  This would further enslave you to identification with form.  Think of all the good you could with all that money?  No, My Self, I Speak the Word of Your Inheritance more Divine.  Money and things are mere tools to express the divine through loving sharing of this material representation of wealth.  But attach yourself to these and you are lost, poor beyond words.  The more of it you possess because of attachment the more destitute you become.  For true wealth is of the Spirit.  I Give you My Self (if you will have Me) and I have created all this for you to enjoy.  Attach yourself to what I have created and you lose your awareness of My presence.  But place your attention on Me, freeing yourself from all enslaving attention to worldly things and you shall have all these things as well.  Do not be attached to how they manifest for that will only take your attention from Me and make a slave of you.  I do not want to enslave you but rather set you free.  Your language makes it difficult to communicate how giving Me all your attention will set you free, but it does, for I want you to have all good things but not be enslaved by the desire for them.
Be Still.  This is where you will find Me.  I Am always with you.

September 21, 2010

How shall I be still?  I have such difficulty getting my mind to be quiet.

Being still is simple but when identification with mind, body and emotions is present stillness is well nigh impossible.  All things are possible with Me however.

First let go of anything that has upset you by remembering that you are not the form and so cannot be harmed in anyway by anything anyone has ever done or said to you.  The form senses harm but this is an illusion, so drop it.  You cannot move forward with the reigns of resentment or fear holding you back, so say a prayer that releases those who have hurt your mistaken identity; a prayer that holds them and all in loving kindness and forgiveness for no one who dwells in mistaken identity knows what it is they are doing – they are just like you in your mistaken identity.  Ask for their release and liberation in the light of truth.
Second, set the body (preferably one that is rested and not over stimulated with caffeine) in a poised position of relaxed attentiveness with a posture that includes an upright and straight spine, preferably unsupported by a back rest.  Breath normally and close the eyes.  Closing the eyes is a signal to the body to quiet the physical activity of the sensing organism.
Now.  Take charge of the mind.  Place the mental eye of attention on the central point in the forehead between the eyebrows.  This point, the Ajna Center corresponds to a spiritual center of energy that connects the mind to Me, the observer and relay of the divine impulse, your true Self.

Use the OM silently thinking it.  OM or AUM is the closest the human mind can come to the sound or Word or Song with which I bring all into being.  All that is is a derivative of My Word and is contained within My Song.  When you place your attention on the Ajna Center and think OM think only of Me, your divine Self.

Now.  Stop thinking OM and just listen for Me, the soul, to sound the OM at My level of being.  Listen and keep listening in the silence.  My sounding is silence to the human mind so you must listen with all your heart, all your mind and all your strength to hear your Soul.  I promise that if you will do this you will recognize My pouring forth of My blessing of loving peace upon you.  You will sense the freedom from form I represent.

Establish a regular time for it and practice this method at least once a day for 20 to 30 minutes.

September 22, 2010

OM is the closest you can come to giving Me a proper name.  It is the same meaning as “I Am” or “Amen”.  It is the human reflection of the Word I utter from the beginning (Christ Principle, Only Begotten Son of God) and that brings all into being.  It is the Word You Are in Your Divine Inheritance as the small human mind turns its attention away from the manifest forms toward the Unmanifested (and so nameless) Spirit.

I Am Nameless.  I Am beyond human capacity to comprehend and yet I Am That that You Are.  I draw you toward Me out of form.  You, manifest in form, little by little draw toward Me and through reflecting That that you truly are, make Me manifest in form.  I become demonstrated through you.  But do not attach yourself to any demonstration of Me for the manifestation is not the true essence and I would have you be with Me in and share in My Intrinsic Being.  When you attach yourself to any demonstration of My Being you confuse the manifestation with the reality of My Divine Presence.  No form can hold Me.  That is why I Am nameless.  You can only make a tiny aspect of Me visible in form – the form you occupy.  So be not attached so that you may become aware of a greater share of Me.
September 24, 2010

What of sex?

Sex is the animal’s form for reproduction.  The human form shares the animal platform of expression but with a greatly enhanced capacity for mind and potential for higher than mind forms of expression.

In animal/man, mind and emotion and physical sensation are mixed together to form passion.  Passion and thus sex, as an expression of bodily passion, are highly addictive.  They become a preoccupation to the detriment of the growth of awareness in spirit.  Detachment is the antithesis of passion and, as with all addictions, must be employed to curb the sexual appetite of the one who is sincerely interested in the sublime awareness of the higher Self.

The same is true of the passion for food causing one to overeat; or for drugs or alcohol causing one to self medicate, numbing the mind.  When you identify yourself with the form you occupy, these addictions loom large and alluring and are so easy to give in to instead of using detachment to regulate and dissuade the passions of life.  These passions keep the pendulum swinging from the extremes of the highs and lows of ecstatic ness and those of depression and self (and other) loathing.

There is nothing wrong with engaging in sexual activity with a partner as an expression of the committed love you share.  Committed, because sexual activities produce young that need a commitment from responsible parents to their care and nurturing.  Sure, you can engage in all manner of other (protected from fertilization and disease) sexually arousing activity.  It is stimulating for the body and emotions, like eating and drinking and doing drugs together (or by one’s self).  It is really nothing more than this.  I do not condemn you for it, I merely observe and wait with eternal patience for you to turn your attention to Me and begin to climb the ladder of consciousness to a greater awareness of your birthright.

You think of one who abstains from sex and overeating and drinking as prudish and dull.  This is, in the main, a result of the tactics and judgment of those who would impose My Purpose and My Teaching on the unwilling.  This is always a mistake.  Each must come to Me themselves of their own free will.  I will have it no other way so never attempt to make Me an imposition on others, you will only turn them against Me and cause all manner of strife and war.

One need only abstain from sex addiction and other addictions, if they desire freedom from addiction.  It is as simple as that.
Why would you want to be free of the desire for sex, or the pleasure of eating all manner of great tasting food, or the pleasant numbing of drink?  Because the pleasure is only fleeting and temporary and, if you’re paying attention and honest with yourself, you can see it leads to relatively permanent unhappiness and ill health when you are addicted to it.

I would have you bring intercourse between the matter of the form you occupy and the spirit that you are, a far more lasting high that leads to permanent happiness and the bliss of heaven on earth.  This opportunity is always at hand but you cannot see it with the logs of addictions in you eyes.  Be rid of them, having tossed them into the fiery abyss, and stand free to climb and mount the winds of spirit and share with Me the subtle joy of love without condition.  You cannot do this and be subject to the whims and desires of the form you occupy.  Remember, You are not that pretender that identifies with form.  You are the One who sees beauty, loves truth, is goodness (not prudish, but the goodness that is all that I have created) and relays My Divine Impulse to the consciousness in form.
I await your awareness.

September 25, 2010

Speak to me of hypocrisy.  I feel hypocritical writing all this stuff because my life does not well reflect it.  How can I avoid being hypocritical?

Don’t confuse your Self with the facts!  Facts are forms just as sensation, feelings and thoughts; body, emotion, and mind.  The feeling or idea that you are these things arises from your identification with them.  The ego, the supreme identifier and judge cannot help but be hypocritical because his whole sense of self is false, an illusion, a lie.  You are not that and so You cannot be hypocritical.  You merely observe and relay My Divine Impulse to the consciousness through form.
I know that this is confusing because the idea that you are the form is so deeply ingrained in the human psyche, which is one of the forms you occupy.  It requires a practice of meditation, a stilling of all the forms you occupy, to begin to see that you are not all these things.  You are not the “stuff” you write on this page.  You are not the ideas that are symbolized by these words anymore than the ideas symbolized here in this writing are the writing itself.  There are divine ideas represented here, but if one who does not know English looked at them, the symbols that these words and letters are would just be a bunch of indecipherable meaningless markings.

So it is with all form.  You enter into it.  You get it figured out, how to manipulate it, and you identify it with what it is meant to merely symbolize.  It is like the words on the page for those well acquainted with their meanings.  You look at a word and instantly identify its meaning so that the word becomes confused with what the word symbolizes and then you forget the words are not the same thing as what they mean.  You know this is true if you stop to think about it, but one usually doesn’t stop still enough to think about it.  You can rearrange the same words to mean something completely different or someone who knows another language can say the same thing with different words.

This idea sheds light on the religionist who holds that his viewpoint on Me and one’s relationship to Me can only be understood in the framework that he has developed or adopted.  He has confused his viewpoint – his doctrine, with what it is that his doctrine represents.

It is your mission to see with clear eyes and not be hoodwinked by the myriads of symbols that life in form is.  Each and every form is a symbol for something that is beyond that form.  Do not be lost in thinking that a form, whatever it is, is only that which it appears to be.  Do not be lost in the myriads of symbols that You occupy and that so also appear to surround you.  Be grounded in the quiet awareness that You are simply the observer.  Desires of the form, judgments of the form, acts of the form, experiences of the form, hypocrisy, insults, fears, troubles, pains, pleasures and heartaches of the form do not belong to You.  You simply are the watcher, detached from all the good or evil the form perpetrates and experiences.

What then will keep me from doing evil instead of good if it is merely of no more relative  consequence than going to see a horror flic for instance?

The consequence of going to see a horror flic is that you are horrified or the form you occupy is made numb to horror, perhaps even finds it funny in the effort to avoid being horrified!  But why would you do this?  You would only do this if you are lost.
There is not a soul on earth that honestly and sincerely wants to be lost to truth, beauty and goodness.  There is no honesty in being lost.  It is the antithesis of clarity.

Remember, You are not the form and not just the observer of the form.  You also occupy the form and relay My Divine Impulse to it.  You are not the actor, however, so ultimately you do not control what the form does.  Do you understand?  You do not drive the car.  It is an automatic.  There are not two ofYou.  There is only You and the vehicle which is not You.  There is no you.  The lower self, the ego, the actor on the stage, is a phantom that does, however, respond to My Divine Impulse relayed by You to the form and the form’s consciousness, the form’s sense of self.  It is this that does the acting and it is just that, an act performed by an actor – the vehicle or form You occupy, in spite of how real it may all seem to be.  It seems so real because you make the mistake, through the form’s consciousness, of identifying with the act and the actor.

That is what this communication is.  The form you occupy is responding to Divine Impulse Power and choosing cooperation because cooperation with Spirit gives the form a sense of peace, goodwill, harmony, beauty, truth and love.  The form you occupy, through misidentification, chafes at the pain and suffering of the form and the dramas of stage acting and eventually desires to return, through awareness, to the reality and true life of the Self.

Form is governed by cause and effect.  If the form causes pain and suffering with its acts then more pain and suffering is the result for the form.  If the form shares a sense of peace and happiness by looking out for the needs of others then the form enjoys the finding of its own needs met.  One of those needs the form has is to return to Spirit and so it seeks how to meet this need.
The attraction of spirit to form and form to spirit is as natural as that of a man to a woman and a woman to a man.  This is why, in human language, the word “man” or “father” is often used to refer to the spirit that occupies the form regardless of its gender.  Form on the other hand is often symbolized by the word “mother” even though the form may be that of a male human.  They are two poles and, as in magnetism, opposite poles attract.  It is a law of Mother Nature and Father Spirit.  You are the resultant Son, only begotten, a kind of hybrid of the two.  Neither are You one or the other and yet You represent both.

So the form asks itself, how shall “I” realize my true Self and be free of the slavery of all “my” desire and the suffering it causes “me”.  With this question the form is reflecting You, the Observer along with My Divine Impulse.  Our Answer is: “be still and know that I Am God”.

September 30, 2010

Please talk to me about free will.  It seems that the form is supposed to be an automaton guided in its actions by the true Self which is Spirit, God.  Is there no free will?

Apart from what?

You think you are separate from Me.  You are not, but as long as you think you are My Truth sounds like a lack of free will.
Let’s be clear.  Free will is a concept and so is a form like everything else.

To be a form is to be governed by certain principles.  The Law of Cause and Effect is perhaps the most obvious one.
Different forms have different attributes depending on its place in the hierarchy of form.  Attributes are forms that qualify the character of some other form.  Free will is such a qualifier.

The human form is qualified by free will.  It is governed by the Law of Cause and Effect, however and so there is freedom to make whatever choice the human form wants to make but it is subject to the consequences of that choice.

This free will is an attribute of the human form.  You are not the human form.  You are My Spirit occupying a human form.  We can call this a human being but it is a misnomer for you are not technically being human, you are observing the human form being.
The human being you occupy is exercising free will, willy nilly, all over the place putting into motion all manner of cause and effect.  There is no question the human being has free will, but there are unavoidable consequences for each and every action for the human being.  Remember that you are not that.

You are I individualized to observe this particular form You occupy.  You have become lost in the observation by identifying with the form and so mistake it for your true being.

So do I as a True Being, as an individualized version of God, individualized for the purpose of observing the form that I occupy, have free will?

Your True Being is absolutely free to choose as you will.  It is this very freedom that makes it possible for you to confuse yourself with the form.  You do not have the power, however, to make something true that is not true in an absolute sense.  You can lie and believe your own lie or the lie of another and you can have the illusion that it is true but there are always consequences for all that takes place in form.  And all eventually comes to light in spirit.

I eagerly await you in freedom to come to Me in spirit and know the truth of who you are.  Then, from awareness in truth, beauty and goodness, you may exercise freedom such as you have never known while you believed you were human.  There are still consequences but, in the light of truth, You are able to anticipate them well and create wonderful and good forms through which to truly appreciate the value of Our freedom.

Thank you for waiting on me and being patient with my struggle.

It is My pleasure to seek your awareness that We Are One.

Just to get complete clarity on free will: when I am aware of my true status as one with You and recognize that I merely observe the human form I occupy and relay the impulse of Your Love to the form, I understand that I as the observer have free will, but what about the form at this point?  Does it still have free will attributed to it when I no longer am under the illusion that I am the form and it, the form, is responding to Your Divine Impulse?  Or is the form’s sense of free will merely owing to the fact that I have identified with it and when I stop identifying with it, and am so relaying Your Divine Impulse, does the form just start following orders according to Divine Impulse?

When I earlier said that the vehicle you occupy is an automatic, that it drives itself, I meant just that.  This is to say that it has free will and operates of its own volition according to design.  Freedom reigns supreme throughout the universe from the microcosm of the subatomic and cellular to the macrocosm of solar systems and galaxies.  Each individualization of My Being has freedom according to its ability to comprehend what that is.  All are subject to the Law of Cause and Effect as it works out on the plane of the particular manifestation in question.
So what happens to the form’s free will when the soul, You, recognize and hold in awareness through the experience of the form that you are not the form but are the One observing and the One relaying My Purpose, Love, My Divine Impulse?

The form is still free to do whatever it wants.  But now the form’s self consciousness, that allows it to drive itself as it chooses, is sharing in Your awareness of Your true relationship to Me.  The powerful magnetism of My Love and Purpose enraptures the vehicle so that it wills, it desires, to act in accordance with the Law of Cause and Effect to get the maximum value out of every circumstance.  The measure of that value for the form is now seen in spiritual terms because it shares in Your awareness and so it now wills to do things that formerly it would not have done because it was not aware of the wealth of spirit.  So the form freely chooses cooperation with Your/My Impulse because it can see through Your awareness that the value of so doing grossly outweighs any purely material value.  The manner of how it responds to Our impulse is still entirely up to the form.  You remain the observer.  The difference is in awareness and truth. The activity that arises in form as a result of such awareness is the moving of the Holy Spirit and reveals the Supreme Being.

In truth, all that is is I.  So it is not technically wrong to identify yourself as the form for all form is a manifestation of Me and so has My attribute of free will.  The magnetism (another of My attributes and a Divine Principle) of form, however traps and prevents you from awareness (except for an inkling here and there, My gift to you) of your true status as Only Begotten Son of God, a soul in incarnation, your true Self.  So at the same time that you perceive through spiritual awareness that You are one with everything because of Your true status, you must not identify with form because its magnetism will trap and limit your awareness to its level of consciousness.  Walk with Me then and participate in the magnetism of spirit and enjoy the bounty there stored for you that far out weigh, in spite of their lightness, the riches of matter.

October 2010



October 1, 2010

Tell me more about the Holy Spirit and the Supreme Being.

The Holy Spirit is the Holy Mother, the Divine Feminine.  Mary, the mother of Jesus, symbolizes this Divine Aspect which is an aspect of Myself.  She represents the whole of form, the firmament, out of which I have created all that can be beheld in the pentacle of matter, emotion, mind, intuition, and spirit.  She is the One I Impregnate with You, Only Begotten Son, the One who dwells within form but is not of it.  You are embryo within it and born into it.  She nurtures you and gives you many lessons designed to help you remember who You Are.  You get lost in her like one of a lover, over and over you plant the seeds of your own imprisonment in her labyrinth designed for another purpose.

When you awake from the dream You see the true purpose of Her wiles and begin to relay My Divine Impulse, My Seed.  You Impregnate Her anew with My Seed.  You Love Her unconditionally with out attachment so you no longer lose yourself in Her, She, the very form that has borne you these many lifetimes, which has lifted you up through all the experiences of life to an awareness of Your Divine Self, an Immaculate Conception, My Supreme Being.

You are My Progeny.  All that is Me manifesting through the auspices of form, the Holy Mother, as the Silent Observer, is the Supreme Being.  It is the Holy Mother’s Purpose in all of Her wide dispersment through the cosmos pentacle and beyond (for She is more abundant than you can know) to give expression to the Supreme Being, My Son, the Divine Watcher in Whom You Live and Move and have Your Being.

October 2-3, 2010

Please comment on why the first aspect of the Holy Trinity, the One we typically think of as God, is thought of as Father and the third aspect of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is thought of as Mother and the One in the middle as Son, as opposed to the other way around with the Holy Spirit as Father and God as Mother and the One in the middle as Daughter.  Is there not a gender bias represented in this, and if so, why?

Ah, the machinations of the mind are unrelenting!  You must know, My sublime Supreme Being incognito, that all this must be dropped along with the ego’s sense of self if you are to know My true Word which is your true Self.

First of all, it’s all God.  Ultimately speaking, there is no hierarchy.  All is of, and is the One First Principle.  There is no other.

There appears, however, to be a different story in form.  Form, the out working of My Holy Spirit, is put in place to create a field of contrast (“A Field of Dreams” – the movie, “a land of make believe” – The Moody Blues) which in turn allows for experience to take place.  Experience leads to consciousness, then self consciousness.  In the exploration of the self consciousness of form comes awareness of the higher Self in spirit which is finally realized as the One true Self as the machinations of the lower self are put to rest.  The form then becomes a Self-realized instrument of Truth and reflects it and expresses it in form.

All form is symbolic.  Nothing is simply as it appears in form.  Always there is symbolized the higher relationships in spirit.  Attach yourself to form and you blind yourself to this.  Only when you are unattached and exercising honesty of mind and sincerity (Maitreya’s 3 steps to Self realization) can you see clearly.

The male and female apparatus symbolize how I the Father of all things implant My Seed in I the Mother of all things, there to grow and be nurtured in the Mother (form, Mother Nature).  All who are in form and see themselves as such may be called My Beloved Daughters, for they are in form and are the receptors of My Seed, the nurturers of My Spirit.  All who recognize themselves as spirit, and so as One with Me, may be called My Beloved Sons.

Understand that this means that it matters not what gender the particular form is that you occupy.  Male or female, at the higher turn of the hierarchical spiral of form, all form is female, mother, in relationship to the indwelling spirit.  Whether you occupy a female or male body, at the higher turn of the spiral all indwelling spirit is male in relationship to the form.  This is because at this higher turn of the spiral, the relationship has shifted from that of one person in form to another person in form, to the One who is not the form, but rather occupies it, in relation to the form that it indwells.

So, whether you occupy a male or female body, beloved, from the perspective of spirit the body you occupy is female, My Beloved Daughter, and no less of Me than anything else.  And know this, I go to great pains to identify with My Holy Spirit aspect that so dutifully and wonderfully manifests all that you can sense, feel, and think.  I, your Mother God, speak to you constantly in the language of form.  The very words and concepts represented on this page are an example and so is the apparatus that is the physical body and mind, the emotions and all the natural and so called “man” made world.  You are Me identifying with this aspect of Myself.  It is because of this that I Am Able to speak to you this way as a personal Father God when in fact I Am quite beyond any form’s ability to comprehend.  I do this through the apparatus of Mother God which in this case are the words on the page and the mind that writes them.

The machinations of the entire vast universe are for the infinite outworking in time and space of an expression that can at the end of all things, (for time/space cannot contain Me) in the Eternal Now give expression to the whole of My Being.  You need not wait for the end of all things, of course, to know Me.  Simply practice stillness and know.  As you become better at being truly and sincerely still, allowing you to enter in to the Eternal Now, you enter in consciousness into that which is always present to You, My Eternal Presence.  This is the meaning of becoming perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.  This cannot occur in form, but through self-consciousness captured through form and Self-awareness in contrast to form, You Self-Realize perfection in Me.

And, whether you occupy a female or male body, you are My Beloved Son for your true Self is not made of the Mother, form, but merely nurtured by Her.  The Mother’s end purpose is to represent accurately the spirit in form.  A representation, though it may be made of the same stuff, is not the same as what it was made to nurture and represent.  For all is made of Me, but You My Son, are to Be Me Planting My Seed in My Daughter, the form you occupy, bringing about a tiny expression of that that I Am.  We could call this relatively perfect expression a grandson or granddaughter, of the Most High, if you will.

When Jesus came out of the baptismal waters and I alighted on him like a dove and said “This is My Beloved Son in Whom I Am well pleased” it is because Jesus had done the great work of Self-Realization as My Perfect and Only Begotten Son. He accomplished completely opening the channel (the golden thread, sutratma, or antahkarana, the channel of light between You, the indwelling spirit, and the man or woman in incarnation in form) to the form He occupied for My Divine Impulse to flow into My Mother Aspect, the form.  Thus He manifested a perfect (relatively speaking) expression of I AM.

Is there a gender bias you ask?  Indeed there is from the ego’s perspective.  Why?  The ego knows nothing but bias.  The ego will always look for and so find that things are either for it to exploit or for it to fight against.

From spirit’s perspective all is always in perfect order and always outworking for good according to My Divine Impulse.  I see what I have made and behold, it is very good.

October 6, 2010

Many would call what I am doing here blasphemous.  Please speak to me about blasphemy.  Do I disrespect You by writing words in the framework of You Speaking to me, through me?

Who do you think you are anyway?!  I Am All that is.  I Am Even All that is not!  I Am Totality, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Transcendent and Intrinsic.  Do Not Doubt Me.  In actuality You can do nothing but speak for Me, even with your attribute of free will, for You are Me as is all My creation and free will isMy Attribute.  Therefore, be at peace.

This is a question of perception and interpretation of what has been said through any particular action or word.

But what of my ego, is it not an illusion of a separate self that usurps awareness of what You have just said?  Is it not like a great Satan that would usurp awareness of the truth by pretending to be God or like a god or like God, knowing the difference between good and evil, knowing the truth?  How shall I defend myself before those who would accuse me of being influenced by the devil in what it is I have written on these pages?

What of it?  Indeed!  It is true that the ego is a pretender, a usurper to the throne of Israel, which is not an earthly kingdom but a divine one inhabited by all who have accepted their divine inheritance and realized the true Self.  It matters not what religion one has or whether one even has a religion.  It matters not what race one is.  All are invited.  So far, few have accepted with whole heart, their inheritance.

I Ask, who do you think you are?  If you think you are separate from Me and so say these things attaching yourself to them, egotistically thinking aren’t I something, aren’t I special for being able to bring this through for others to read and be enlightened by, then you have fallen from grace and deceived yourself which makes you an agent of the Deceiver, the evil one, Satan.
But if you remain detached, practice honesty of mine and sincerity of spirit, claim nothing for yourself knowing that all good, all truth and all beauty, including all that You truly are, is divine and of divine origin and belongs to the One Supreme Being, the Only Begotten of God, then you are on the path of Self-realization and practicing the art of Son-ship, the prodigal son returning to the house of his Father.

Who shall be your judge?  I Say, let he who has no ego throw the first stone.  All who would condemn you are full of egoistic hypocrisy.  The very thought of condemnation reveals the condemned within the one condemning.  Who deems themselves worthy of condemning another?  Only one who is caught in the illusion of separation and unaware that they whom they condemn is themselves.  In the case of blasphemy they make the very mistake they accuse another of making.

How shall you defend yourself?  Don’t bother.  This would only get you egotistically involved.  You are not that, so do not be drawn in.  Let whatever accusations stand or fall as they may.  They only have to do the actors on the stage.

On the Magic Tree website I introduce this material as such that should be taken as merely the musings of Will Treelighter until it can be corroborated as true by one’s own experience.  Isn’t this claiming it for myself and attaching myself to it?

You have given sound advice, for no one should take someone else’s word for what is true without checking it out for them selves.  Truth is an inside job.  Others can inspire and convey but it is up to each actor on the stage to make space in their act for the stillness that is required to hear My Voice for them selves, stop identifying with the actor and know what intrinsically is true, beautiful and good – the true Self Inseparable from Me.  What you suggest is not the same as identifying with these words yourself.  If you do identify with these words while perceiving yourself as separate form Me, or from others, then stop it.  They do not belong to the ego.  The ego can hold nothing in its grasp for it is like a phantom that desperately clings to what it cannot hold because it has no reality.  The ego is like a projection on the movie screen attempting to reach out from the screen and grasp a handful of popcorn from the person in the first row.  Not going to happen.  Let go of it all and be what You Are, Me, Here, I Am.

October 8, 2010

What is my purpose?

Your purpose, should you accept it, is to Be Me in the experience of being in form  and through making of expression of Me in the world of time and space.

You are not the form or the expression of Me that you make, but you do have the experience of being in form as Me The Observer.  You Are Me (for there is not but that that I AM) experiencing form whether you realize this or not, but you can remain ignorant of this for as long as you like in time and space.  In Eternity it is a different matter.  There, ignorance is not possible.  So, as a creature of time and space you have free will choice to accept My Purpose whichis Your Purpose or remain lost and ignorant of the Divine for as long as you want (want identification with from).  There is no other true Purpose in My Being in form.
I Am Infinitely Vast and the Eternal Reservoir of Unexpressed Perfect Love and Goodness.  It is My Desire to express that which I AM.  Love and Goodness dictate that this be a free will choice by the form through which such expression may take place.  In this way your purpose, first and foremost, is to choose what it is you desire to express through the form you find Your Self occupying.  This is a little complicated for you because you identify with what it is you occupy which is a mistake and so you are full of illusions regarding what the choices are before you.

By mistaking your Self for the form you are subject to all manner of needless fear and trepidation regarding your preservation and so become selfish, “looking out for number one”.  Only through stillness can you realize your true Self and so find clarity in the real singular choice before you. Singular because there is but one great choice – to be what You Are or to remain deluded by illusion.  After the choice is made to be what You Are, I AM, a vast field of choice and endless variety opens up to you and in the way you uniquely fashion the expression of Our Perfect Love and Goodness.

There are two ways to practice being still.  One is meditation, the turning inward through quieting the machinations of mind, the turmoil of emotion, and the appetites of the body.  The other way to be still is in turning outward in service to your fellow beings in form.  When you put your own desires and seeking of happiness last in favor of aiding in the security of the happiness of others, you quiet the forms of your mistaken self by ignoring its crying out for your attention to it.  Both ways are required if you are truly to choose Life, Awareness, as I AM.

These two methods are two halves of the same method and eventually join into one continuous practice with two aspects so that you are always in service and always in meditation.  They are like a reciprocating saw of respect for Self (the meditation practice of the form) and caring for others (the form’s dedication to loving, selfless, service) that cut through all the hellacious confusion of misidentification of Self with form and transform all potentialities into glory and grace.

In this resulting stillness the choice is easy and obvious.  Of course you want to be what You Are.  The difficulty is in forgetting what You Are because of identification with form.  This is why I Will continue to bring your attention to this so that you may take the necessary steps to Self-Realization.  This is what I did through My Son Jesus’ form, through his teaching, his healing, his transfiguration, his crucifixion and his resurrection.  This is what We, I AM, in Our Purpose, Aim to do uniquely through You and the form you occupy, and all who accept their Divine Purpose.

Are all to be “crucified” who accept their Divine Purpose?

The world of misidentification with form is a violent landscape because of the perception that all are separate and competing for limited resources and energy, food and even life itself.  It is not for the week minded and cowardly, this task for the one who has accepted his Divine Purpose to be what He Is and express that through the more or less cooperative form that must deal with the inertia of misidentification.  The strength and power of Divine Self Purpose must be kept at the forefront of all activity.  Let it slip but a little and an avalanche of self inflicted trouble may ensue.

If the form would freely cooperate with the Divine Purpose for which it is designed, let it practice stillness in meditation and prayer that it may hear My Still Small Voice.  And let it put itself to the purpose of expressing My Perfect Love and Goodness through the service of its fellow’s good.  Let this activity be across the board including all manner of person’s forms whether they assume the guise of friend or foe, family or stranger, nation or world of nations.  Let meditation on stillness become constant even in the midst of activity.

If the form would do this than it has crucified itself on the cross of life in time and space (horizontal bar) and eternity (vertical bar) extending down from Paradise and fixed in the ground on which the form stands.  What then can otherwise happen to the form of greater consequence to You, the indwelling spirit that with detachment sends My Divine Impulse to the form.  The form, and You through the form, cooperate to accomplish My (Our) Divine Purpose.  All that is worth telling of is: does the form respond to the impulse and willingly cooperate in expressing perfect love and goodness on the material plane and how beautiful is the revelation to truth revealed?!

If the form will take itself in hand in this way it need have no fear for itself, for the revelation of salvation from delusion is now at hand.  The resurrection in the finer, more diverse, real and perfected body of the soul is now revealed and Self-realization is at hand.

October 15, 2010

I want to do this everyday but I get so busy feeling the pressure of work and responsibility that it often seems I don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done that I need to do.  How do I sit down to do this writing when the world of matter presses in on me?

What matter?  Be still and show Me the matter that presses in on Us.  “My burden is light.  My yoke is easy.”  The pressure you feel is but a phantom of your imagination.  You misuse your imagination to pile up your anticipations of needs, of tasks to do, of wants and desires, into the present moment and by so doing, in your imagination, remove yourself from the Eternal Now.

This is attachment.  You can let go now.  There is nothing You need do.  All that is good is My Doing.  Merely observe and relay My Divine Impulse to the vehicle You occupy.  Watch as I turn all into good one moment at a time.  No matter how dire the circumstance that you make yourself aware of Me in, in the moment you become aware of Me and See with My Divine Eyes, all will be good for I Am With You.  I Am Eternal Love, Absolute, Perfect, Unconditional Love.
Rest Your Awareness in Me and all turns to gold.  The vehicle you occupy may now take one task at a time and accomplish it with the relative perfection that the task warrants.  No fear, no anxiety, no pressure, no anticipation of dire consequences, doing only what is before it to do.

It is Your Awareness in Me that is golden.  Do not squander awareness on material ends and you will not squander what is material.
From the perspective of awareness on matter (all of time and space) that makes you fear not enough time, not enough energy, not enough comfort, not enough wealth, not enough security, not enough, not enough, you busy yourself doing many things that could result in burdening your material home, your planet, to a point of utter destruction.  This is not your future!  Make Me Your Presence, Your Perspective, and Your vehicle will respond with loving, care filled acts that will step back humanity from its destructive path, from the precipice of annihilation.  It will do this because it wants to serve My Plan when it beholds the golden gladness that I more richly bestow on all My Children, all who call Me Their Own.

I Am with You Now.  Fear not, trust, believe, have faith, make over the world using Your Imagination from Eternal Now on.  Your vehicle will do what it needs to do in the time allotted, and with only positive impact, if it will truly hold its attention on Me Being committed to all of humanity, even to every individual and all in the wide world of matter you call home.  Your vehicles are My Hands and Feet.  Be Aware.  Send My Impulse.  Trust.

October 16, 2010

If we vehicles are Your Hands and Feet, or I guess I should put it: if the vehicles We occupy and observe and send Your Divine Impulse to are Your Hands and Feet why can’t we, I mean the vehicles – our bodies, just get along with each other?  Why are we plagued by terrorism and war?

This, I Can See, is a painful problem for the vehicles.  These vehicles are the personalities made up of and existent in the physical apparatus, emotional apparatus and mental apparatus.  It is also a painful experience for the experiencing apparatus of the entire planet, the planetary person if you will, that is conscious just like a human personality but at a planetary level.  Likewise it is experienced as pain for the solar system’s experiencing apparatus and even that of your Milky Way galaxy.  Your little world is not alone in the Universe but has many brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers that look on from their vantage point and are pained by what they see at the lowly levels of personality conflict.

These greater forms of graduated cosmic capacity, however, know what it is I know for We Are not separate.  We Are not actually in conflict!  Remember always that You are not the form, not the personality made manifest by the trinity of form You occupy.  You have divine uniqueness in spirit that might be called “personality” but this is of a higher order than that that you experience through the triune bodies of the earthly personality that is, even in itself, confounded in any accurate expression by the ego, that phantom self that arises out of attachment to the personality’s forms.

You are not, in reality, in conflict in any way with Your Fellows.  You All Share the reality of Being in Me.  All Are Actually in the position of observer just as I have told you that You Are.  All are quietly sitting in theater watching the show experiencing through the vehicle what is going on at the localized level of time and space that the vehicle is manifest in on planet Earth.  No One is creating a ruckus or disturbing each other in any way.  All are perfectly respectful and when the show is temporarily over for one particular character or another the observer quietly goes out into the lobby and discusses the show with others who are not currently in incarnation.

When the terrorist’s suicide bomb goes off, taking those around him with it, the observers, the true Selves occupying those vehicles, all exit together to the lobby and in perfect peace have a loving encounter and lively discussion of reality that is perfectly inclusive of the One Who found Himself in the role of terrorist.  There is no separation.  It is only a figment of the imagination that allows for drama and experience to take place.  The key is to not become lost in it.

When the personality you identify with goes to the movies you remain cognizant that it is only a movie.  However, when you walk out after two hours of being held in thrall by the images on the screen and the soundtrack in the air, the theme of the experience in the movie house stays with you for a time.  Its images are imprinted in your mind and emotions.  If there were car chases you may find you want to now drive fast because of the adrenaline released into your system by the images you saw.  If there were monsters with evil intentions you may find you are still experiencing fear.  And so on.  You know it is not real, not logical, to be so motivated by images on a screen and yet there you are, a bit lost in the experience.

This is what happens when you are born into the world.  It is a long, long movie, as movies go, and you get totally lost in the drama of it all.  You take everything very seriously, so seriously that you often become cynical to avoid having to look head on at what you take so seriously.  This is attachment.  There is so much for the form to do.  You can see the need in the world.  You want desperately to do all that is humanly possible to solve the problems, to make terrorism and war go away, to bring peace and happiness, to make it so none will ever be impoverished again by the acts of others.  You wonder why does God seems not to do anything to make things right.  You wonder if there can even be a God when the world seems to be such a mess.

It is true that there is much for the vehicles of the true Self (Me, God) to do in the world of time and space, but as long as you are caught in the snare of thinking that you are the vehicles you can but muster little strength, fortitude and imagination of the needed kind to take the action that is necessary and then you are quickly depleted.  The impulse and power that your true Self is relaying is not getting through all the agitation.

The vehicle You occupy must take itself in hand and seek stillness and equilibrium in the face of confusion and confusion’s noise.  It must drink in My Spirit and find My steadfast inner peace that it is grounded in knowingly or not.  This is the meaning of “know thy Self”.  Without such knowledge the personality vehicle of time and space cannot fathom the right action that is needed in any given situation and so squirms and flounders about in times of distress and clings to comfort wherever it can find it.  Know Your Self.  You are not the lower, ego driven, personality on the stage.  You are Free Will Divine sending My Divine Impulse to a free will personality who but needs to still itself just a little to begin receiving My Golden Inkling of right action, right thought, right livelihood, right food and drink, right meditation, right service.

The more the personality will calm itself in detachment the more it will be able to willfully respond to My Impulse and do what needs to be done.  Do not be attached to any of the doing or the results or your ability to see clearly is fogged over.  When your windshield gets fogged over you need to slow down and wipe it clear to avoid accidents.  Most are driving around completely blind which is the reason for war and terror but you can only clean your own windshield.  This is made clear by the many that profess one religion or another and yet still do terrible acts and even in the name of their religion.  (Do not just think of Muslims, for Christians, Jews and Hindus before them did the same for centuries before Mohammed founded Islam.)

If you could clean another’s windshield by doing it for them, as what much of organized religion attempts to do, then the horrific acts done in the name of religion would never be conceived.  No, each must come to Me by himself and alone in the cave of the heart.  It is the sword of My Divine Impulse that cleans your shield, cutting away the crusted cataracts of lifetimes of attachment, and makes ready the warrior for peace.  And, It can only come to the vehicle directly through your true Self, My Only Begotten Son.  Others in form, such as Jesus who revealed My Only Begotten Son to the world, may represent Me, Your true Self, to the many souls lost in attachment but without the willingness of the vehicle to be still and know Me through the practice of detachment, and to know Me still more by loving service to others with detachment and without thought for self, My Divine Impulse of My Hands and Feet will not be felt.

October 17, 2010

Please shed some light on who is this Maitreya that Benjamin Crème says is in the world now.

Mr. Crème and his group have already given out much information on this topic(see share-international.org) why do you require more?  Have you no faith?  Ben has spoken for many years on this topic and has the assistance of one of My Masters.  Maitreya, Himself, has given out many messages through Ben regarding the nature of His Presence.  Refer to these.  There is no need to give you personally, Mr. Treelighter, what I have already released into the world.

I just thought that maybe I, through the true Self, could perhaps recognize or realize some further insight that Mr. Crème has not hitherto elucidated?

I can give you this much: Maitreya is You.  Not you personally, as in the four fold nature of physical, astral (emotional), mental combined to form personality, no.  Maitreya is an individual representation of all of you at the level of the true Self.  There is no separation so this is a logical cognition to make and easy to understand.

All souls are individualizations of My Only Begotten Son, the Christ Principle.  He is individualized but not separate except for the sake of appearance so that experience and relationship and so love, My Love, can have an arena of expression.  This arena of Love requires free will participation as stated earlier.  It also requires a starting point of complete forgetting and ignorance on the part of the individualized soul in incarnation so that the drama of realization and the experience of love can take place due to the contrast generated from the initial state of ignorance.

It takes many goes at it for the individualized soul to discover itself through observation of the experience of form life.  Some make progress more quickly than others.  Maitreya is one such soul who has progressed quickly and finds Himself in the position of being able to assist others by His example.  He is in reality only assisting other parts of Him Self for all are one.  When you assist others you are really merely assisting another part of yourself for all are one, all are one, ALL ARE ONE.  OM or AMEN can be thought of as short hand for this awareness.

When you hear Maitreya speak you are listening to your Higher Self.  There is no difference, no separation, nothing to fear.  When you are listening in the silent stillness for the still small voice that is I speaking as your Higher Self, It Is Maitreya as well for He has perfected His Awareness to the point of inclusiveness of all humanity.  It matters not your station in life be you a saint or a thief, even the murderer and terrorist He counts in His fold.  Though they be lost in addiction and attachment to the form, lost in the delusions of the ego, He knows that the true Self is one with Him and the outer expression but an actor on the stage.
Welcome Maitreya as an expression of your Higher Self come to you in a form you can see and touch with physical eyes and hands that you might the sooner recognize your Self and yourself give a more perfect expression to I who is the Life in You.

October 23, 2010

How about Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Moses, and Mohamed?  Who are they?  What is their relation to Maitreya?  Why is Maitreya a name most of us have not heard of while according to Crème and the Ageless Wisdom Teachings, He is Master of all the Masters?

As you know from your esoteric studies, all these great ones are members of the Body of Christ (to put it in Christian terms for the Christian to understand, not to limit it to Christian understanding).  More specifically, Jesus is a disciple and close associate of Maitreya’s who welcomed My Agent so fully into His heart and mind that for all practical purposes He was Maitreya during the 3 years of His ministry as Christ Incarnate.

You, particularly in the West, are largely unaware of the name Maitreya because the person to whom this name belongs recognizes that all that is comes from Me and all that is, is good.  The name of a fully realized individual is One, Om, I Am.  This Oneness works through any individual that will open themselves to Me.  In so doing the individual’s name becomes unimportant to that individual.  Only others are interested in who is this one.  The One knows Himself fully as the One and so the name that designates him as a separate individual is of no consequence to Him.  It is preferred by Him to give all glory to God.

You shall know His name now however, because I have sent Him again to you to show you the way to Me.  Let this Lover of God, this Happy, Smiling One, this Knower of the Divine, into your heart and know Me as He does.

Buddha is best thought of as Brother in dispensational revelation to Maitreya, where Buddha revealed the Divine Wisdom of I AM while Maitreya, through Jesus, demonstrated the Divine Love Aspect.  Together they inaugurated the Piscean Era just as Maitreya is here again today to guide humanity through the Aquarian Age.  Both labor to this day for the salvation of all humanity. Individual members of humanity are saved on an individual basis as they increasingly realize the fact that they share in the Body of Christ just as their elder brothers that you inquire about do.

Krishna is a prior incarnation of Maitreya.  Do you question reincarnation?  By what other means would Jesus come again as so many of you believe He may?  By what other means have the many extraordinary examples of humanity come to their talents.  Can a Mozart, or a Leonardo da Vinci be the result of the simple chance happenstance of the physics of merely one lifetime?  To think so is to deny the evolution of the human spirit.

Make no mistake.  You will pick up the pieces of the life you live now in the next go around.  Everything is on an evolutionary track from the moment that it falls into form.  This includes Me.  I accomplish this through you.  Put out the erroneous ideas that reincarnation is some ridiculous notion of coming back as some other form such as an animal of one kind or another and realize that you pick up where you have left off and continue on your journey toward a greater awareness in I AM.  You design the genetics of the body you have and choose the circumstances of your life, your parentage, and your siblings in order to give yourself the next needed capacity for experience that will be the most beneficial for your personal evolution through form.  (For the vast majority this is all promptly forgotten as you find yourself in the new infant mind.)  You are truly lost if this is not incentive enough to do all you can now to improve your understanding and become more aware of your circumstance and engage in right action in order to improve the circumstance of all with whom you share evolution.  If this is not enough reason to be compassionate toward all you see in circumstances that you deem are more difficult than your own, you misunderstand how you are all tied together in one being, the Being I AM.

Moses is My Messenger for My People.  Be it known that My People are not a physical genetic lineage of racial integrity but the spiritual lineage of those who pay attention to My Law, My Principles through which divine awareness is gained and the ignorance of immersion in form is gradually obliterated.

Mohamed is My Prophet of discipline and diligence.  His teaching, like those of Jesus, Gautama Buddha, Krishna, Moses and all My Prophets, have been misconstrued and manipulated into exclusivism and prejudice, pride and nationalistic rivalry by those seeking power and wealth over others.  All the worlds religions are severely compromised by those who claim to do My Work while they maim and kill human hearts and minds if not bodies.

Let all religions and religious organizations be on notice that you cannot dictate the Law of God.  You cannot force another to knock upon My Door even if they have professed to follow the same system of belief you perpetrate.

Let every individual be not fooled by those who would tell you what you must believe, by those who would shut you out of their hearts if you dissent.  There is an appropriate teacher student relationship that engenders mutual respect, but one that exercises power over another should be avoided.   You are all My Children.  I open the door to all who knock regardless of your belief.  How you believe may help you knock at My Door and understand My Word but it is not for others to judge you because of your belief.   Let beliefs be scrutinized on their own, apart from the believer, as to whether they are worthy of adoption.  Such adoption of beliefs should only take place when they can be corroborated in one’s own heart and mind.

October 26, 2010

How can we corroborate ideas when there exists no proof in physical evidence that can be studied?

The mind is a sixth sense apparatus.  When it is trained and disciplined to be still with a positive focus on Me, as in a knocking upon My Door, My Door Opens.  Actually, from My End, My Door is always open, but like in two connected motel rooms with a door on each side of the same wall, I Have My Side Open.  You must open your side only.  This is done by quieting your restlessness with a positive focus on Me.

As you open yourself to Me in the stillness of quiet contemplation the mind is able to sense the truth of spirit with higher correspondences to the five senses.  The five senses, as you know them through the physical apparatus that includes the brain, are merely a device for the detection of the projection that the physical level of existence essentially is.  Light in the form of energy is filtered through a series of fields that resolve the energy into matter very much like a projection of light through a strip of film on a screen.  A television signal that is resolved into picture and sound is another analogy.  The body and brain are part of this projection and so to them it seems completely solid and real to the point of appearing that nothing could be more real even though it is but the lowest or densest part of a widely varied spectrum or “broadcast” of “reality”.

Every resolution of a thing in physical form has a finer reality in the energy that results in the denser resolution.  In the case of the human being this finer reality is extremely intelligent and resourceful.  It is chock full of untapped potential, unrealized exuberant creativity and design sealed behind the door that physical reality represents.

The mind that is projected at the lowest level as the brain is of a finer quality and substance than the physical brain and is capable, when given the chance, of sensing the finer realities that make its manifestation possible.  When given such a chance the mind may study the new data available to it through the higher senses.  These can be corroborated with the experiences of others who are having a perception of reality at a similar level of awareness.

When the mind is so trained, the heart can then be opened up for an even finer, expanded, intuitive, detection of what is and what is possible.

Be still and know ME, OM, I AM.

October 27, 2010

A preacher of a certain large Christian denomination was quoted on the religion page of the local paper as having stated that yoga is not compatible with Christian teaching, that the Christian life is not augmented through bodily practice of asanas.  Is this true?
It depends on what you mean by the “Christian life”.  These words do not mean the same thing to all people.  To some it means the following of the rules or doctrine laid down by a particular denomination or preacher, something to be seen by others and compared with other denominations, faiths and religions, and so by such comparison deemed to be the exclusive and only true way or “faith” in the minds of its adherents.  Yoga would have no place in such a “Christian” attitude.

If on the other hand what is meant by “Christian life” is the life lead by all who seek to be Christ-like in all their relationships by having given up the false notion that they are the form (including the physical, emotional and mental bodies and the amalgamation of those bodies, the personality)  and so have been born again in the “Body” of Christ, the Only Begotten One of God, then yoga, or the practice of the presence of God, is an essential element to the galvanizing of this decision on the part of the one who has chosen to abide in such a Christian Life.

Bare it in mind that no religious organization has a monopoly on such a Life.  Nor does anyone have the one and only way of describing such a Life.  Christians have a wonderful example in Jesus of what the Life in Christ looks like but Jesus, the Christ, is not the exclusive property of the religion of Christianity, nor do the vast majority of professed followers of Christianity, on the whole, exemplify what it is to be Christ-like or like Jesus.

With that said, to the one who seeks Life Eternal in the Body of Christ, which is to say, as the true Self that abides in every individual whether they realize it or not, the practice that prepares the temple of the Lord (the physical, emotional and mental bodies and their amalgamation, the personality) for this sustained awareness is indispensable.  The practice of yoga and meditation is nothing more than this.

October 28, 2010

What is yoga?

Yoga is a science, a study, a pathway to union, or rather, to an awareness of union, for union is simply the truth while separation is the illusion.  So yoga is the practice, that if followed with all one’s love for God, will lead to full and complete awareness of oneness with Me, Your true Self, God.  Do you still doubt that your true Self is God?  Then you believe that separation is the truth and that union is the illusion.  The truth is simple indeed.  I do not create a vehicle for Myself and make it separate from Me.  I make it for the free will expression of Myself which gives it the capacity to choose to see separation but you do not need to make this choice if you do not want to.  Yoga is the practice of choosing again to know Me as Thyself and thus you partake in the Body of Christ.

There are many kinds and variations of yoga.  Most people are familiar with hatha yoga which is for the training of the physical body to be obedient to the human will.  It assists the human in becoming truly human instead of succumbing to the animal’s form with which the body claims so much affiliation.  This particular yoga is very ancient, having assisted man since early times.  Its usefulness now in the progression to your awareness of union with Me is limited, for your physical form represents hundreds of thousands of years of work differentiating it from the animal form.  That work is done now, on the whole, for humanity.  In this way the preacher, mentioned above, is correct in saying that the Christian life is not augmented through the training of the body for this was done long ago.  Hatha yoga, however, is as harmless to the Christian life as any good program of exercise is, except when taken to the extreme, just as any attachment to the form is a detriment to realizing union with Me.

October 30, 2010

Understand that Jesus taught yoga, not Hatha Yoga, but other forms of yoga.

When He taught His disciples how to pray with what has become known as the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus was teaching a specific form of Laya Yoga or the science of union through meditation and prayer.  The Lord’s Prayer is a rhythmic and studied approach to consciousness of the Divine as is the Great Invocation today.  In the proper recitation of these mantric prayers is a flow of divine energy that raises the awareness of the user to a more enlightened ideation of his relationship to the Divine.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength” is known in the esoteric tradition as Bakti Yoga or the science of union through the heart, through devotion and faith.  We know Saint Frances of Assisi and Brother Lawrence as some Christian examples of this form of yoga attempted to its full fruition.

Jesus asked His followers to “feed my sheep” and to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.  To follow this teaching, and others such as the 10 Commandments, is to engage in what is know in the east as Karma Yoga.  This is the science of union through right action and service to one’s fellows.  So doing increases in the individual serving an awareness of the divine within and his unity with all life as he serves the divine in others.

Raja Yoga, the science of union through the training of the mind for soul contact is supported by Jesus in the telling of parables designed to make the hearer think and stretch his capacity to combine intuitive acumen with intellectual reasonableness.  The Zen koan is an eastern example of the same technique.  Such mental activity and awareness of the Divine can only come about through combining the other yogas that prepare the mind, still the mind, devote the mind, forget the mind (in service to others) and focus the mind in divine resolutions.

There is an age old Christian argument about whether one is saved by faith or by works.  In fact one form of yoga builds upon another.  Control of the physical aspect (Hatha Yoga) is essential for preparing one to engage in prayer and meditation (Laya Yoga) which requires, in part, being able to hold the physical element still.  This stillness, focused and devoted in faith on God (Bakti Yoga), informs the individual of his ideal form of service (Karma Yoga) and prepares such a devoted one to engaged in the mental training (Raja Yoga) that is required for the full capacity to express intelligently My Divine Qualities.

Salvation, Eternal Life, can be had by anyone, at any time, right now.  Salvation is liberation from the hypnotic and superstitious entrancements and entrapment of life in form.  Such liberation is had in an instant when one gives up trying to work everything out for himself as though it all depended on his form and his abilities as form.  But to be able to do this in every instant regardless of the circumstances requires a long road of practice and self discipline (yoga).  You are “saved” the instant you realize that you are not the form and that in fact you are the Divine. The goal is to have an unbroken succession of such instances.  So doing places you constantly in the awareness of the Eternal Now without succumbing to the lures and illusion of time and space, even though You still occupy a time/space vehicle, the human being.  This is the meaning of being in the world but not of it and this is the goal of salvation.

Some Christians have gotten or been taught the misguided notion that the experience of one instant of salvation, of union, is the totality of salvation, the once saved always saved notion.  It is a mix up of the idea that separation is an illusion and therefore the idea of salvation from separation is also an illusion, and the idea of salvation is merely a stance in faith.  But if the reality is that I, God, know where You are regardless of whether you do or not, does not bring you in consciousness to Me.  You must become aware of your relationship to Me and maintain and grow that awareness until the lure and illusion of form no longer hold sway in any instance whatsoever.

The path of salvation lies in engaging in all these yogas.  The Christian needn’t use the term but should understand that those from other religions and those within their own religion who do use the term are not necessarily engaged in a fundamentally different practice incompatible with their own.  Remember that religion itself is a form.  Attachment to form in terms of religion results in prejudice and exclusivism that is in direct violation of the vary teachings of the religion ascribed to.  This demonstrates that you cannot know Me through the precepts and doctrines of your religion.  You can hear tell of Me there but to know Me you must meet Me in your heart and mind through the practice of stillness, detachment, honesty of mind and sincerity of spirit.  In the west Brother Lawrence calls this the Practice of the Presence of God.  The Hindu in the east calls it yoga.

November 2010



November 4, 2010

Last week the writing was researched deliberately for commenting on Christianity and yoga and yet I still wrote it as though it were the true Self doing the talking spontaneously.  Am I just kidding myself?  I write this material keeping in mind that others will read it, not strictly for my own elucidation.  Is it right to write as though true Self, I Am, is speaking when I, the lower self is engaged in a thinking premeditated way in the process?

How else do you think it is going to happen.  Do you think that I will merely dictate to you and that you, like an unthinking computer will simply record My dictates?  It is not desirable for Me to work and relate to you, My creation, in that way.

You are My Beloved free will Self though most of the time you act completely unaware of this.  All that you do either contributes to your awareness of Me or detracts from your awareness of Me, re-member I Am Your Self.  When you think and do what detracts from awareness of Me (I Am Pure Absolute Perfect Unconditional Love) within yourself you sense pain in one form or another.  Pain is there to indicate that something is off, that something is not quite right, that something needs your attentiveness, your awareness of Me applied to it.

How shall you make yourself aware of Me, your true Self, when you are so lost in the pain of the delusion that you are not what I Am?
With just a tiny bit of faith you apply your imagination to the task.  Imagination is the power to use the mind and emotive instrument to remake the thought forms, that hold you in thrall, into what is liberating and saving.  It is this same imagination that you have used already to build the thought forms that keep you enslaved to form and in pain and suffering.

In your ignorance you seek liberation from the boredom of painful experience through acquiring material wealth, through entertainment, through romantic delusions (love without intelligence – desire), through sex, drugs, overeating and partying. Through the pursuit of these activities you imagine you will find happiness, but at best it is fleeting, for the painful deluded idea of being what you are not – the form, instead of Me, keeps entering into mind to govern all you do and think.

This is imagination gone awry, misused, redirected from My original intent, to attempt to find love in form apart from spirit.  This cannot be, but you continue to seek it out becoming exhausted and discouraged and tired of what you call life, that mere hanging chad of life that is form without the realization of spirit.

Imagination is a powerful tool of mind and emotion (the objective and manifested) that together with stillness create access to intuition and spirit (the subjective and un-manifested).  My Original Intent for the faculty of imagination is to give capacity to make manifest what is Unmanifest to the objective form of the human time/space vehicle.  When you, with a little faith, bring the creative instrument of imagination to bear on the questions of what is real and what is important to the soul and what is important to life, to what makes life full and meaningful and so fruitful and eternal, such as you do in these writings, I Respond with inspiration and fill you up with new awareness of the reality of spirit and truth.  This brings you lasting joy, a happiness that is not from a relationship as in form to form, but a happiness that can only come as a realization of spirit through the form You occupy.  Such joy is found in the awareness that You are not the form but are in fact Me, Pure Absolute Perfect Unconditional Love.

You may premeditate what it is you write.  In fact I want you to meditate before you write.  Be still before you write, but you can have questions too.  Research what you question, but be still before you pick up the pen to give an inscription of the imagined answers.  I Am in Your Imagination and this does not make Me less real then the forms you take to be so objective.  It is the faculty of your collective imagination, as well, that chooses what in form to call objective and real.  Do you think what you call subjective is any less real?  It is your subjective awareness (spirit) that makes anything in objective form worth scientifically taking apart to understand objectively.  It is My (Your) Imagination that has brought all that is into existence from My True Self, The Great Unmanifested.

November 6, 2010

Whatever my premeditations are and whatever words get put on the page, let the reader and my own self beware, that what is good is always from the One Source and what is not good is always a result of misidentification with form.

Yesterday I went on a tour of five places of worship: a Hindu Temple, a Catholic Basilica, a Greek Orthodox Church, a Jewish Synagogue, and a Muslim Mosque.  There was a lecture about each one, the beliefs and customs, and some literature describing the important aspects to each tradition.  I was struck by how all had a concept of one God (including the Hindu) and one true religion.
I dreamt last knight of going to a field with something I had made to throw it about with my family.  It was raining on the way there but it let up and quit as we arrived.  At the edge of the field were four large pines that stood together.  As I watched I could see they were literally fighting with each other with their branchy arms for more space to grow.  I looked again and found they had turned to four giant men dressed similarly in very fine suits.  I was but a pip in comparison to them.  They seemed to be calling for me as one would for a pet kitten to call it out from a hiding place.  I came to them feeling scrawny and small and I climbed on them and they seemed to have something they wanted me to do.

I wonder about the significance of this dream and whether it is tied to my thoughts concerning the various religions.  The question I have been wanting to ask for sometime now is regarding war.  Maitreya says we must end war forever more if we are to avoid destroying ourselves and the planet and progress into a future of unprecedented peace and equilibrium.  How shall we end war when there are so many who would yet use violence to try to solve strife and end differences between us?

You ask a big question and feel it is so complicated and intractable a problem, this problem of war.  The answer though is quite simple.  Stop, be still, listen, become aware of the Oneness of all life, under-stand this Oneness through the demonstration of your faith in this Oneness through sharing all that you have and all that you are with all that you meet regardless of their caste, creed, or good standing.

The complication comes from striking out and attempting to wipe from the face of the earth those with whom you disagree.  This is love without intelligence, love of the form with which you identify and the desire to keep it pure.

The complication comes from your attempt to work out all the differences between people as though to iron them smooth with the heat of intellect.  This is intellect without love and as the various groups try to do this the emotions of indignation and insult arise in those they attempt to change.  These, in turn react with the same glamorous idea of bringing all under one banner, but it must be their own banner, which gives others the impetus to retaliate with their own group’s attempt to do the same and convert the first and all others.  So it is that the wars of strife among men are conceived and fought to man’s ultimate ruin (if he cannot stop himself) be they religious, economic or political.

How shall an end be brought to such an intractable situation, this predicament that humanity finds itself in?  My Answer is found in the silence for this is where My true Oneness is discovered.  Here I do not speak of a oneness that is forced on others by adherence to a creed, their membership in a group or nation or an economic class, no.  I speak of the intrinsic oneness of all of life, for all that is comes from Me.  Why do you divide Me up and separate yourselves according to your various designations?  This is a misuse of your capacity to name and discern.  Are you not intelligent and loving enough to discern that I Am in all and all that I Am in is good?

You, Christian, hold forth that Christ is savior to all who confess His name and give themselves to Him to be His body in spirit and in truth.  Can you not discern that His name is not limited to your understanding of it?  Can you not understand that His oneness with Me means that He ministers to all and in many guises and under many names?

You, Muslim, hold forth that there is but one God, that Allah is His Name and Mohammed is His prophet.  If this is so, can you not discern that Allah and Mohammed belong to all whether they realize it or not?  Can you not understand that not only is anywhere a place of prayer, but every heart as well.  That every heart is the first and original place of worship and that into this place within is the primal pilgrimage that all must make?  Can you not recognize that every thought and desire is a prayer itself and that fifty times a day (as is seventy times seven) is a euphemism for constantly and eternally?

You of the Jewish faith hold forth that all of Israel shall love the Lord your God alone with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might and shall write His word upon your heart, your head, your hands and your door posts and speak His word to all your children and when you go to bed and when you rise.  Can you not discern that Israel is all My people who hold dear My Word and that they include the Muslim, the Christian, the Hindu, the Buddhist, and all people of faith?  You shall not exclude anyone from My Grace in your heart for even the Atheist, who none-the-less has faith in the goodness of life, is in My fold.  Do not be so arrogant as to think you can exclude those I would embrace.

Hindu, you understand there are many paths to My Peace.  Can you not discern that each is on the path even if they know it not?  Be you at peace with each of them.

The Buddhist too, you recognize Me as The One Unmanifested.  Will you not also recognize as My Children all who would argue their manifest faith with you?

You of the predominate five religious faiths of the world are like the five fingers of My Hand.  Go to Your Source and recognize above all that you are one with Me and so one with each other’s faiths.  Be free of the desire to convert one who is already in My fold to your particular way of conceiving the path and apply your efforts in expressing Me as Pure Absolute Perfect Unconditional and Intelligent Love to all regardless of their conceptions.  They who need your ministry will know Me through your loving acts.  Behave in any way contrary to Love and you depart from My Service.

To know My Way be deliberate with your prayer that is the constant pang of desire that you perpetually feel.  Focus it in the stillness of your heart, listen, and My Way for you is revealed.  My Way for you is not necessarily the way for all.  Each is a unique expression and I Will Work My Word as I See Fit in each.

The four tree-men in your dream do represent the four religions represented by the five institutions you visited the day before.  As trees you saw them fighting but all rooted in the good earth right next to each other as fingers on a hand.  As men they all looked the same and dressed the same because you saw them as representing Me.  I call you out of hiding to shine the light of your soul and help the fighting trees to cease their here-to-fore endless battle and stand in the stillness of My Grace and Love for all.
Let the conviction of such expression of My Love, exemplified by sharing all My Good (the good of the earth and the good of the spirit) spread to all facets of life and cease war forever more.

November 13, 2010

What is this good of the earth and this good of the spirit of which You speak?

You.  Me.  All Our Relations.  The Jewel, the heart, the lotus.  The lotus is the good  Earth and the ground upon which I stand.  You, your contemplation, your action and inaction, and your silence are the heart through which I sense and experience My Being.  I AM the pearl of great price found freely in the cave of the heart.  I Am Mind at its most sublime level, intrinsically good.  Body at its most subtle is spirit.  When the grosser form reflects the finer this is good.  And at its finest, most subtle manifestation Spirit cannot but express the intrinsic good of the still more subtle, The Unmanifest for which you can have no proper name.

This Unmanifested is You, God of all that is, God of every religion,God of every form.  Equally, You are the absence of God for the atheist and the presence of God for the believer, because the Unmanifested is infinite possibility, without personhood, without manifestation.  The atheist believes there is no God and being unmanifested You do not exist in the manifest world.  Yet for the believer in God the Unmanifested Infinite Potential is present in all that is manifest!

The conundrum seems to be in us, the manifested, trying to decide if the unmanifested actually exists which of course it doesn’t because it is unmanifested.  This satisfies the atheist and yet the believer in God sees You, at Your absolute purest state – the unmanifested, reflected and refracted through out manifestation which is anything that is not absolutely pure because to be so is to be unmanifested.  So You do exist throughall that is manifest.

Now the question comes up of what is truly real.  Of course all that you, the manifest, can see as real from your manifested position is going to be manifest and so naturally you think that the unmanifested is not real by virtue of it not being manifested.  I say to you, however, that it is precisely the other way around.  You will find that as you proceed in your search and find mission of Me, you will find that the more subtle forms are the more adept and fluid ones in their ability to reflect My Perfect Goodness and that no manifested form at all unveils true reality.  This seems illogical to you for only a truly refined mind and finely tuned soul is capable of approaching the consciousness required to be aware of what is not manifest and so truly real.

What is it to be good?

To be good is to be truly real.

Think about it.  Why do you call good good and evil evil?  Evil submerges you deeper and deeper into grosser and grosser form.  The more deeply engrossed you are in form the more lost you are to any lasting happiness.  The more prone you are to unmanaged negative emotions: anger, depression, sorrow, jealousy and pain.  The more likely you are to ignore the needs of others and lie and hurt in order to gain for yourself whatever you desire.  And so the more blind you become to what is truth, what is beautiful and what is good.  So much so that even the idea that there even exists some intrinsic truth, beauty and goodness may be lost to your lack of awareness of the truly real.

This is the danger the atheist faces for they are inclined to look on all that is subtle and therefore subjective as unreliable at best and simply not real at worst.  Thus they are inclined to only rely on gross objectivity for all conveyance of what is true, beautiful and good.  This actually cannot be done for the subtle and subjective are prerequisites for sensing these qualities.  The more thoughtful person knows this and so the atheist will admit it but is not willing to see a universal intrinsic intelligence behind it.  This is OK, for intelligence is but another form through which the Unmanifested is reflected and should not be confused with the Unmanifested Itself.   Ironically, the atheist’s most prize possession is his own personal intelligence with which he figures out that God does not exist and all the manifest universe is simply a happy coincidence brought about by pure chance!
The believer, remarkably, by casting reason aside, can be even more lost to form than the atheist.  The believer can fall victim to thinking that belief is all that is required.  Having once made the confession of belief the unthinking and so blind believer thinks that he can now and forever more engage in all manner of form binding activity and so ends up substantially more lost  in form than the atheistand as a result morally bankrupt in spite of his professed but empty belief!

Keeping one’s attention on what is good, beautiful and true is the remedy in both cases of the shortsightedness, that of the atheist and that of the unthinking believer.

What you call “good” is whatever it is that will relieve you of the pain that accompanies being in form.  This pain is the result of your spirit being pushed down deeper and deeper into form.  Whenever you are relieved of physical ailment it feels “good” because you are liberated from that oppressive attentiveness to form that the ailment manifested, or more properly putting it: that the attentiveness to form manifested as an ailment (for form tends to produce for you what it is you, in spirit, attend to – for this is form’s purpose, to reflect and so reveal the spirit behind the form).  When someone reciprocates love for you it feels “good” because your attractedness to their form is satisfied and for a moment you are relieved of the tension the desire for that specific form produced.  It serves as a release valve while it is experienced but as soon as that experience is over the pressure of form life builds in you more oppressiveness.  This is why you eventually turn your search more diligently toward Me.

Having a “good” idea is a thought that in some way liberates you or others from the oppression brought on by being in form.  Good ideas range from finding some “good” entertainment for the evening to figuring out how to build a bridge span, or how to go to the moon or cure cancer, or to feeding the hungry and helping people get the skills and motivation to climb out of poverty.  Each “good” idea can be defined as an idea that improves one’s lot in form and mitigates the problems of being subject to form life.  Each new truly good idea brings one a bit closer to liberation from the limitations of the form they find themselves in.  This is so because I Am Perfect Goodness, Perfect Wellness.  I have this absolute perfection as an attribute of being formless, unmanifested.  And so when you move in My Direction you experience this as good.

The good Earth is the ground on which you stand and there find your bearings.  Use it for its intended purpose – the grounding of your desire, the finding of your whereabouts, the experiencing of your spirit, and it is good.  Use it as it is not intended – to divide up and claim as your own personal property, to manufacture all manner of meaningless things marketed purely for selfish gain, to make war on your neighbor, and you will find that form life can be very oppressive indeed and will starve you of awareness of real value.
I, My Self, Am the good of spirit, for the more you spiritualize the matter about you by applying the energy of your attentiveness towards Me, the more liberated you become of form life lived for the sake of form, and the more aware you become of what you term heaven – the experience of peace – liberation from the limitations of form by immersion in the waters of spirit.

November 19, 2010

Nothing good can come from the form I mistakenly so often identify with.  Whatever is good comes from the Informing Spirit that the form clothes and makes visible only when  this truth is known: all good things come from God.  OM Mani Padme Hum, I Am, Amen.
How shall we go about liberating ourselves from the illusion of identification with form and so be able to immerse our consciousness in spirit?

I have already laid out the way many times.  It is already written in the world’s Holy Scriptures.  I have already sent you many emissaries of My Way.  Maitreya, Jesus and many more are here with you again today to lay before you once more The Way to Life in Me.  Pay them your attention.  You are the one that must trod the path.  There is no other that will or can do it for you.  You are not saved merely by claiming the name of Jesus as Lord and Savior but by following the example He has laid before you.  Many will say Lord, Lord, we did many works in your name, but I will not know them for they did these things not in spirit and in truth but in the falseness of identification with form while in their heart I was not truly invited to be for it was full of egotism and self (form) congratulation.

You cannot save the form.  That is like trying to save a photo of yourself as though you were the photo.  You are not.  You are spirit and spirit is one and does not need saving.  Your recognition of this is your salvation.  Be free of this illusion of trying to save an image of your self.  It is false.

Why are you so enamored with the Royals, with princes and princesses, kings and queens, when your economy is in recession and your world in such dire need?  It is because they symbolize Your true status in Spirit.  You are of Royal blood.  Do you understand?  And Your True Vocation is the wise governing of the world, the caretaking of its bounty for the good of all, and the careful management of its resources and pristine places for generations to come.

This awareness is the beginning.  Now galvanize it within your awareness by refusing to be dominated any longer by the illusion of being in form.  Form has a purpose – to clothe spirit and so make what is unmanifest manifest.  Identify with it and you are lost and dominated, imprisoned in the illusion that it is form that is what is real.

I have some simple dispositions for you to adopt and clothe your awareness in.  Remember, they are but another form.  They are meant to serve You, the Spirit, not the other way around.  You have heard of them before and resisted because you identified with them, the form.  You are not that.  The form is your servant, your arena, your proving ground to test your capacity in spirit to prove Your Self.

“Disposition” defined: Power or liberty to control.

Let there be such liberty for all that justice may reign supreme.

Disposition 1. Healing and wholeness to all beings.

Disposition 2. Truth and beauty to all beings.

Disposition 3. Gratitude and sharing to all beings.

Disposition 4. Complete self control of the form, in mind, emotion and body.

Disposition 5. Complete satisfaction with the forms given you to work with.

These are the violet and crimson, the velvety blue and green, trimmed in gold, royal garments of Spirit.  Put them on and wear them with humility, for only the form can put a thing on and wear it.  Doing so, however, will bring the form into alignment with the true purpose of Spirit, My Presence.  This will only be the case if you do not confuse the Spiritual Dispositions with the material colors and clothing I have just mentioned!  Take pride in them and you reduce them to empty form.  They must be filled with Spirit which is One and knows no pride which is of the form which sees all in terms of separation.  Do you understand that this path is a razor’s edge?

November 20, 2010

It is indeed a fine line we must walk.  Many congratulate me on these writings.  Those who know me and all my foibles, no doubt, think me hypocritical, though they might not say it.  All I can say is that the words are what they are and if they find footing in someone else then it is because that other has already done some of their own work along these lines.  If such footing is seen as good then such good comes from the One Source within each of us and this it does regardless of our deserving.  It comes to us only because we open ourselves to it and we are willing and discerning receivers of the Good.  Let all be unconcerned with results lest we fall from the razor’s edge…or cut ourselves upon it!

What more may be said of Disposition One – Healing and wholeness to all beings?

This is reference to the great commandment to not murder, to not kill, to be harmless.  “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.”

Jesus, in His teaching, called the Sermon on the Mount, gave a list known as the Beatitudes.  Each was a reference to one of the 10 commandments but He put them in terms of the faculties required to carry them out and also made reference to the Law of Cause and Effect.  The inference in the above quoted beatitude on mercy is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.  It is with this statement that He begins His conclusive remarks to His sermon on the Laws of Life adding “for this is the law and the profits”.
It is My Law that you shall reap what you sow.  This is the law known in the east and increasingly in the west as the Law of Karma.  Karma Yoga is the practice of paying attention to what one sows and where one sows it (do not throw your pearls before swine, for instance).  If you murder you will experience the same, for if you take the life of another you take your own life in the same instance though you know it not.  All are one remember.  Only our presence in matter manifestation makes things appear separated.  The Law of Cause and Effect therefore is one of inevitability.  It is not arbitrary that the Laws of Life are what they are.  They are logical and absolutely part and parcel of the One manifesting as the many.  Therefore if you take the eye of another an eye shall be taken from you.  If you cause the loss of a tooth in another then a tooth shall be taken from you.  The Law is absolutely automatic.  “Vengeance is Mine sayeth the Lord” is reference to the automatic nature of the Law.  No one need take it upon themselves to impose the law on another.  If you do, you bring the Law down upon your own head.

Where, then, is there any relief from all the evil that each of us have perpetrated?

“Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy”

Disposition 1: Healing and wholeness to all beings.

It is not by faith alone that you are liberated from this law and delivered from the effects of all your self imposed nonsensical activity (sin).  You can not merely accept John 3:16: “For God so love the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”  And say “Ha! Now I have eternal life.  I can go about my business in ignorance as I always have.”  No.  This does not work.  It is an improper and ignorant use of faith to believe that this is all that is required if “believing in the Only Begotten Son of God” means to you that Jesus took your place in God’s punishment for your sins by death and now you are saved and free to go about your sinful ways no longer subject to the Law.

There are three major misunderstandings in the above outlook.

The first is that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God to the exclusion of all others.  The reality is that Jesus is an example of a self-realized Only Begotten Son of God.  The source of the mistake is found in the belief in separation.  There can be only one God because in the Unmanifest there is no separation.  There can be only one Son of God because the Son reflects the nature of the Father.  All participate in that Body, or Son, also known as the Christ Principle whether it is realized or not.  Thus one is subject to the Law of this one Life.  When one person demonstrates His realization of this relationship it is not exclusive.  “No one comes to the Father but by Me” is a statement from the Christ state of consciousness, meaning that only by such awareness can one approach the Father.

The second misunderstanding is that by such belief you are now free from the Laws of Life.  Eternal life is yours whether you realize it or not.  We are not talking about the physical manifest self here for that is not what You are.  You are the eternal and only begotten Son of God.  This is not the physical form.  The form is meant to reflect It, just as the Son reflects the Father.  Getting the form to reflect the Son that you truly are is the purpose of being in form and the inevitable laws associated with being in form.  You do this in order to manifest Your Self which in turn is a manifestation of My Self in Whom you live and move and have Your Being.  The Laws of Life do not go away when you become a self-realized Son of God.  In fact you become much more acutely aware of them and learn to live by them.  By living by them you find that you are set free of their repercussions and are delivered from the bonds form.
This then is the meaning of “not perishing but having everlasting life”.   The third misunderstanding lies in the idea that eternal life is given you based on your belief.  Your belief does not make you eligible to receive eternal life, it opens you to the realization that that is the reality of actual Life and that you have it already.  The illusion and enthrallment of form gradually falls away until it is renounced once and for all and you join the ranks of the self-realized sons of God whom together are the Only Begotten Son of God, fully realized and aware.

And so…It is, actually after all, by faith alone that you are liberated from this law and delivered from the effects of all your self imposed nonsensical activity (sin).  You can merely accept John 3:16: “For God so love the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”  And say “Ha! Now I have eternal life.  I can go about my business.  I am perhaps as ignorant as I always have been but now I know it and pay attention to the Law.”

Why can you say this now and not before?  Because now you have a proper understanding of the meaning.  You know that the One your faith is in is Your own true Self.  You can believe this because you realize that in God there is no separation and that therefore you belong to the Great  Brotherhood that is the Only Begotten Son of God.  You understand that Life is eternal because the God, the Unmanifest is eternal and that you are part of That.  And you understand that liberation from form (from death) is by following the Laws of Life perfectly “even as your Heavenly Father is Perfect”.  You understand that following the Laws of Life perfectly means you are free of them and their repercussions.  You are free from death for that is of belief in form life.  You continue on in form life in humility knowing that it is your ignorance that holds you there.  You go about your business detached from results knowing that nothing in form can compare to what you have discovered in spirit, the pearl of great price and it is yours for the taking by faith.
Healing and wholeness to all beings is the fulfillment of the Law commonly known as “Thou shalt not kill” or Harmlessness.  In your new awareness you shall not only avoid being harmful, you shall make all men whole.  You shall save the planet from destruction.  You shall wield the Law, mitigating the effects of eons past of self imposed nonalignment and misunderstanding of how the Laws of Life work.  You shall love your enemies, knowing that in so doing you turn them into friends.  You shall heal the wounds of disease and maladjustment knowing that in so doing you make whole the physical manifestation of Christ.  You shall feed the hungry and share the resources of education and know how, knowing that though it may be the Law of cause and effect that brought another to a desperate crisis, it is the Law of cause and effect that through healing each crisis will bring the world to state of equilibrium, peace and Heaven.

You shall be merciful for you know this is how mercy is obtained.  You shall do unto others as you would have them do unto you because you know they are You.

This is the Law and the Profits.  May you pay attention to them.

November 21, 2010

Please say more about Disposition Two: Truth and beauty to all beings.

The cause and effect of truth and beauty are found in stillness, quietude.  When you are truly still and quiet within you are free of any false notion, of any ugliness. It is lies and deceit and false ideas that produce disturbance, turbulence and noise in the otherwise quiescent, peaceful and harmonious being You are.  This is why you have heard that the truth will set you free.  In truth there is nothing You need do.  Your home is in My Garden.  I See to Your every need.  You are free but you have squandered your freedom on lies that tell you that you are the form and are separate from Me when actually the form You occupy is merely Your instrument of reflection, of expression, of what it is You are.

This is why the Law of Life commonly known as “You shall not bare false witness against thy neighbor” is another facet of the inevitable rules that must be followed when You take form if you are to avoid being lost.  Who is your neighbor?  Everyone you meet is your neighbor, everyone you share the planet with is your neighbor, and your neighbor is your Self in merely another vehicle of expression.

Therefore, let there be no deceit in anything you do and you will be able then to obtain the disposition of truth and beauty to all beings.  Truth and beauty are the natural state of affairs.  They are what is.  They are what is in the stillness when there is no ill will or judgment applied.  They are what the world resolves into when all pretense is abandoned.  There is nothing you need to do to make them into something.  When you begin to manipulate a situation to get from it something you want you bring into that expression some degree of false pretence and so turn it from its natural beauty into something ugly and deceitful.  Why do you want this?  The fully realized understand this law completely and so always only point out what is true and beautiful.  Never do they give false witness in even the tiniest aspect lest they fall down the slippery slope of desire instead of love.
People constantly confuse desire with love because they lie to themselves and have been lied to about what love is by those who would manipulate to try and get what they think they want.  This is an avalanche of rocky, hurtful, ugliness that truly leaves one wondering how this ever got confused with My Absolute Perfect Unconditional Love.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.”  This is Jesus’ teaching on why not bare false witness.  He says simply let your yes be yes and your no be no.  To swear to something implies that you are not always truthful and need to swear in order to hold you to telling the truth.  Choose instead to be truthful in all circumstances and to all beings and life is beautiful.  It is only lies that make life ugly and that perpetuate evil.

You are in form to literally tell the truth.  This is the purpose of form.  Let Your form be on purpose and let every form that you construct, be it a thought, a feeling, a word, or an artwork, a job or a business deal, a website or a community, a family or a friendship, be an expression of truth, beauty and goodness.  This is the real, for this is what fills Me up with happiness for My Creation, for it is the way I have put all things and this is the way all things that I have put on earth are.  Co-operate in truth and beauty and see the goodness that I have in store for you.

You cannot convey truth and beauty to all beings while dwelling on past mistakes, past falsehoods and false witnesses, past lies.  Begin in the present moment.  There is no other.  If there is a lie in the present, see it, know it, look through it, past it to the truth and beauty of what is.  Even a lie is the truth when the lie is revealed as such.  Hold nothing against anyone.  To do so perpetuates the original lie of separation.

Truth and beauty to all beings is My Law, My Blessing.  You are the means by which I carry My Blessing into the world.  Therefore be glad in this disposition regardless of perceived consequences.  The effect of truth to all beings is always beauty to all beings.

December 2010



December 1, 2010

Disposition 3. Gratitude and sharing to all beings.

It is gratitude that enables one to share.  If you are grateful for what you have received then you are glad to share it because you don’t so much think of what you have as yours by right, but rather as yours by grace.  When you think in terms of having what you have by grace, no matter how hard you may have worked to achieve and no matter how much you have achieved, then you have the attitude reflected in the first beatitude of Mathew 5.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs in the kingdom of heaven.”

Who are the poor in spirit?  They are those who know that all good things come from God.  I Am The Source of all that is.  All that is from Me is good.  If you see something as bad it is either not from Me and therefore illusory or it is from Me and you have a mistaken identity about it.  Both points of view result in deception and so having the right view is very important because it results in possession of the kingdom of heaven.  Being poor in spirit is the prerequisite for the right point of view.

It is the eating of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil that causes you to set yourself up as judge and so surely then adopt a mistaken point of view.  As judge you attempt to be self-reliant and you take pride in your assessment of the truth, of what is bad and what is good.  You hoard what you think is good and abhor and avoid what you think is bad.  You inevitably fall from heaven’s grace because you are unable to see the oneness of creation; the good in the bad and the bad in the good.  All things are relative according to their placement and the level of development of the one who is judging the difference.  So it is that pride and possession always and surely predict the falling away from and loss of what one thought he had.

Being poor-in-spirit means knowing that all belongs to God regardless of appearances.  If it is real at all it belongs to Me.  You claim nothing for yourself, not even your form – your body; let alone your clothes, your house, your land, your country, your world.  All belong to Me, though they are not what I Am.  You are what I Am and You are all who are like Yourself and all who are not, for so it is that I Am.  Is this a confusing statement?  You must have eyes that see, intuitional understanding not wrought of reason alone.  Remember that reason is for sorting out experience and experience goes beyond the five senses of form and the sixth sense of mind.  Intuition, direct cognition, understanding without mental processing is available to the poor in spirit for they know that all that is, is from God alone and not from a man’s ability to reason, though reason has its role.

This is the understanding of the Buddha.  “Non-doing” is the expression of this beatitude, this blessed state of bliss.  It is the expression of knowing that even your action (or even your reason) does not belong to you.  All claims formerly made by you to being a separate entity from Me are relinquished in the desire to be one in consciousness with Me, Aum, Amen.  This is what it is to be poor in spirit.

“Poor in spirit” does not necessarily mean being homeless and naked without possession in form.  It means having this attitude in spirit toward everything.  It is knowing that You are not the form and so ceasing to identify with the form or anything that the form claims as a possession.  It is a spirit of complete acceptance of all that is, a complete detachment from trying to make anything happen of your own accord so that you are completely available to Me, your true Self, to work through the form that you, here-to-for, have mistaken for yourself.  Therefore is the necessity to practice being poor in spirit.

Therefore the commandment “Thou shall not steel”.  To steel is the antithesis of being poor in spirit, knowing all belongs to Me.  A good place to practice not steeling is while you drive.  You are in the habit of steeling time by speeding, steeling lanes without signaling, steeling distance by cutting corners.  How can you be poor in spirit while doing these small things?  These driving habits are evidence of what you overlook throughout your life.  Steeling opportunities for new experiences from your children because it is faster to do a task yourself is just one instance.  If you will not practice in the small things, how can you expect to establish this disposition for when the big choices in life are in front of you?

Piety is what is called for and is needed for being poor in spirit.  To make a show of piety, however, accomplishes only the opposite.  The show makes piety into a personal possession.  Thus Jesus said “Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing”.  Do not put on a show outwardly, nor inwardly in your heart, regarding whatever good works are accomplished through your form.  You, Will, listen.  You have quite a show with the Magic Tree and this website.  How do you regard it in your heart?  Is it a testament to your good works or to Mine?  Keep your focus on Me and you are free of entrapment.

Gratitude and sharing are the natural outcome – the natural disposition – the power of self control, of one who has chosen the path of abstention from theft – the path of non-doing – of knowing that all belongs to God – of claiming nothing for one’s self – the attitude and blessedness of the poor in spirit.

It is the path of justice for all, for when all belongs to God, all are equal in My Sight, all are justified by My Grace, all are given freely what they need; to not only survive but to thrive.  You are a vehicle for My Grace and My Goodness.  If I Am to use you, you must be poor in spirit so that gratitude and sharing become your trademark, the trademark of the kingdom of heaven – your birthright.

December 2, 2010

I do not feel capable of writing regarding the forth disposition: Disposition 4.Complete self control of the form; in mind, emotion and body. I so clearly do not possess such self control.  This disposition appears to be the most difficult of the five to acquire.
Who’s supposed to be doing the writing anyway?  You are identifying with your form.  If you would identify with Me you would not feel as you do about your worthiness.  Be still.  Let Me do the work.  Receive My Divine Impulse.  You need simply take notes regarding what you hear from Me, but you must still your restlessness and misgivings.

The form is whatever you will make of it, but to be in charge of it you must cease your identification with it.  This is a most difficult task, yet so simple a thing to do, so simple a method:  Be still.  Know God.

This is only a difficult task because of the inertia of the fall from grace brought on by the self judgment, that is brought on by the self awareness, that is brought on by freely eating the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil – the knowledge of duality, as opposed to the wisdom of oneness.  It is a natural consequence, not a punishment.  You are no less worthy of My Grace.  It is still and forever freely offered for your acceptance.

You have fallen into self awareness which makes you sense separation not only from Me but from everything.  The sense of separation comes inevitably with self awareness.  It cannot be avoided in the initial experience.  All who would know Me experientially must take this plunge.  I Placed in your midst the serpent of energy to inform you of your free will choice; that of to eat the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, that though it give you knowledge of all duality, to receive such knowledge you must surely die, temporarily (by becoming temporal), to heaven’s (eternity’s) grace.  Those who do not eat of it are angels and they know no evil, no separation, no time, only the eternal now, but they also know no differentiated experiential Self.  Your task is to forge the way to full and complete awareness of oneness with Me while remaining Self aware, thus surpassing the angels and truly being not only like God but one with Me.  You can do this.  I hold out My Hand.  Take hold.  I invite You.  For this purpose I made You in My image.  Be still.  I Am With You.  Know Me.  Know I AM.  AUM.

December 11, 2010

Disposition 4. Complete self control of the form in mind, emotion and body.

This is the Holy Grail, for you are quite literally that divine cup.  Take it in hand and hold it forth to be filled with My Living Water, My Wine of everlasting life, My Blood that pulses in My Veins and is powered by My Heart.

How can you hold My Divine Life Blood if your cup is full of holes like a sieve?  I pour My Self into you but you are incontinent and cannot hold Me.  You let Me leak out because your attention is elsewhere.

When your attention is drawn away by nervous drumming of the fingers on the desk My Energy drains from you.

When you allow yourself to idly and uncreatively use foul language to express emotion and surprise My Energy is laid to waste.
When you give in to anger, resentment and offense; jealousy, envy and greed you spend My Energy negatively without replenishing it and the body, emotion and mind become ill and eventually die.

When you do not control your appetite, eating all manner of poor foods and too much of good food, My Energy is made to be preoccupied with processing and eliminating adnauseam.

When you waste your self on the fleeting pleasures and entertainments that the form constantly prances in front of your unguarded attention you constantly flit from one to another never satisfied but for a moment and all the time increasingly weakened from letting all My Energy escape your vessel.

Guard jealously the seed of life within you, be you in male or female form.  The form’s natural processes are of the animal kingdom.  Leave them be.  You are of My kingdom, that of the Spirit.  Mine is an eternal kingdom, but if you would realize it for yourself, you must make yourself over into the Holy Grail so that you can hold the Living Water which I freely and always pour out upon you.
You must make yourself immaculate.  Does this seem like a tall order?  You actually can be nothing else.  You are an immaculate conception.  It is your birth right to be so.  To claim it, all that is needed is to draw your attention to it and so away from all that is not perfect and in form.  Then you are immaculately born again in spirit and all that is in form is understood to be merely a projection of the light of spirit.

In truth all human conception will be performed divinely and be immaculate, the process of impregnation being infinitely more satisfying than the bodily, animal process assumed today.

The Old Testament commandment “You shall not commit adultery” was the teaching for that time and, taken literally, is interpreted as no sex outside of marriage.  The New Testament records that Jesus taught that even if you imagine sex with another, or desire another in your heart, you have broken this law of life.

Today it is advisable to keep in mind that the 10 Commandments are in-a-nutshell statements that symbolize much broader laws of life that are not at all arbitrary, but rather, simply understandings of how life works.  “Not committing adultery” covers all forms of incontinence, all activity that wastes energy, that allows My Energy to drain away from you which results in making you impotent, in effectual, dysfunctional, weak, ill, diseased, dead.

You must be able to hold Your water, My Living Water, and become the Holy Grail.  Your long search for the Grail ends in the discovery that you are it.  You can only find this out by putting an end to your incontinence, your adulteration of everything under the sun.  You must become unadulterated, perfect, even as your Heavenly Father is perfect.

How shall you ever attain such a state?  “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”  This teaching that Jesus gave is the answer to this question.  We have already talked thoroughly of how You are not actually the form.  While you experience yourself in form however, if you will assume the humble attitude of realization that the form you experience as yourself is of no ultimate consequence, you liberate yourself from the persuasions of form to the contrary.

(Thus it is that the meek stay married for they recognize the value of working through the difficulties of a committed relationship.  The meek understand the rewards of putting one’s self aside in order to put the other and others, when there are children, first.  The meek understand that the form that looks like husband or wife is only that and is not the real self.  Therefore they can takes themselves and their role lightly and avoid being dissatisfied for their satisfaction lies in knowing Me.)

The humility seals the holes in your cup and you begin to fill with My Life Force instead of allowing it to leak out.  You fill with life and wellbeing and as you share your cache with others I pour more in.  You find that you cannot contain all that I Pour in to My Holy Grail and it overflows and spills all over the place transforming the world around you.  You have and live life abundantly ever on the increase (not necessarily realized in material goods and money!) and so inherit the earth while those, who in hubris and egotistical aggrandizement (often in the form of material goods and money!) criticize, laugh, advertise, step all over each other in the effort to get ahead.  They seek power and riches and fight and kill.  As nations they make war and seek hegemony like the evil villain who would rule the world.  As corporations they seek to monopolize and crush the competition.  As religions they seek to be the only true faith.  As individuals they seek to get the most out of life in form no matter the cost to others.  All unwittingly waste My Divine Energy, find them selves bereft of life and energy and know only loss.  In the end they wish for death and curse the living, they are so sickened from their own tactics and lack of insight, for they have taken life in form at face value only and deceived themselves into thinking there is nothing more.

This is simply the way life works.  It is not crime and punishment.  The 10 Commandments are not like human law to be posted about and to call people out on who have made a transgression.  The 10 Commandments are God’s law, the Law of Life.  They are to be held in the heart, contemplated, and used to make over the self for use in spirit thereby granting eternal life to those who so take them to heart.  Try to hold others accountable to them and you cease to be meek and have already broken the law.

Do you understand?  My kingdom is not in form life.  It is in spirit.  You are in form life that you might better understand through the slowed down vibration the ins and outs of how life (spirit/energy) works.  When you understand you will demonstrate in form (matter) My Divine Kingdom and Heaven will reign on Earth.  It is not up to you to make anyone else obey My Law.  You break it as soon as you try.  Each must hold to the Law themselves because they have discovered that this is the way life works.  Encourage each other in this, but avoid judgment and condemnation, thus avoiding hubris, incontinence, and adulteration and you will find that you have adopted the disposition of complete self control of the form in mind, emotion and body.

December 15, 2010

Disposition 5. Complete satisfaction with the forms given you to work with.

Love’s in everything.  Life’s in everything.  I Am in everything.  You Are in everything.  All that you know, all that you do not know, rests within You as I Am.

Therefore be content, be at peace, be comforted, be blessed.  You are whole regardless of outer appearances.  You might be missing an arm or a leg or perhaps your motor function due to some disease, or some brain function due to stroke or what have you, but You Are Whole non-the-less.  Be satisfied for I Am With You.

The perfect portion of love, goodness, and beauty are laid before you to recognize, enjoy and make use of.  What shall you do with it?  Make good of it, appreciate it, be thankful for your circumstance and enjoy seeing the good fruits that come forth from its tree when you give it your attention.  No matter how dire things may seem on the outside, when you place your attention on Me in all things, I, your Divine Self, will make a world of good come from it.  I Am Life, I Am Pure Creativity, I Am God and I Am Good.  Do not be fooled by form but place your awareness upon Me and find that I Am Grace and I naturally turn all form to express My Purpose, My Goodness.

You are My Agent in form, and so being, you must align yourself, your form, your self image, (which is not your real self) with Me, your true Self.  You must do this or be stuck in the illusion that you are the form and so are subject to its apparent limitations and also subject to whatever negativity that appears to come from outside your individualization.

You may only be completely satisfied with the forms given you to work with by alignment with Me, your true Self, for it is by realization that I Am with you in all things that you are able to recognize My Love in all things.  Do this and watch your capacity to create, to share, to heal, grow and grow.  I tell you there will be no end to what you may accomplish when you know your Self as I Am.
Take care not to be like those who hear words like these and then act them out in pompous display of public prayer or charity for the sake of their own ego’s aggrandizement or the promotion of business interests, advertisement and the like.  These words must be taken to the heart.  For that purpose Jesus suggested a prayer known as the Lord’s Prayer.  Witness how this prayer is used.  It has great potency when said with earnest hold on the meaning of the words but serves only illusion when said by rote without thinking.  Today, The Teacher, Maitreya, My Self in form, has given The Great Invocation.  It is the same with this prayer.  Guard that it not share the same fate in your heart as that of the Lord’s Prayer for so many.

It is desire for what you do not have that brought you into form to begin with.  You ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, realized you were naked – had no form, and so were drawn out of the Garden of Eden into form that you might know the lessons of good and evil.  There in form, ultimately illusory though it is, you suffer the fear of loss and the ache and pain of fear and the desire to have a more comfortable body and forms around you, dead to Me, dead to your true Self.  My Life is eternal however, and so your true Self lives on, yet you do not recognize Your Own Reflection.

In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol the character Scrooge illustrates perfectly your predicament.  Lost in avarice and so blind to all the good and love that abounds around him he is on his death bed, but angels come in the night and minister to him and he recognizes how blind he has been and adopts this 5thdisposition of being satisfied with what he has, his form and the forms that surround him.  He mourns the loss of finer things that his greed has brought about and all the other dispositions are suddenly made easy to adopt and so morning dawns upon him and in all his remaining days he goes about making the most of what he has, not by clinging to it greedily and in fear of loss as he did before but by sharing generously and so healing, beautifying, making square and honest his dealings and mistakes, and in full control of himself – though he appeared to many (those still lost in form) that he had quite lost his wits.

Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”  Those who mourn are blessed because those who mourn have had their eyes opened to the truth of My Presence and the Love of My Heart in all things and so they see all the needless sorrow in the world and are stricken with deep sadness for what men have brought upon themselves.  Mourning is your natural response when realization reveals the mistakes of the past, the present, and their possible repercussions in the future.  Comfort comes in the form of awareness of My Presence in all things which means that good things are happening right now for those with their eyes open to My Presence.  Can you have your eyes open and closed at the same time?  If you interpret that something bad is happening and that therefore I Am not present in the situation, then your eyes are closed.  Open them.  Be comforted and satisfied that I Am present always and in all things, all situations, and be empowered to see My Purpose and share My Good from whatever means you have at hand.  Do this and you will find that My Capacity is great indeed.

Therefore do not covet your neighbor’s wife or husband.  One, a spouse is not a possession, but rather a relationship.  Two, neither shall you covet a relationship, for I Am in all relationships and may be found in each one where the eyes have been opened.  Also, covet not any possession of form that your neighbor may have for this is what binds you in life to death and as long as you seek to possess anything at all you shall surely die.  Understand that all that is Mine is Yours.  You need seek not for anything, for all is given freely unto you even as a loving father or mother would give all that they have to there offspring.  Why then would you desire this device or that relationship?  Be satisfied with the form, the possessions, the relationships, and the situations that you find yourself in.

This will lead to non-doing and non-being which are euphemisms for allowing Me, your true Self, to do and be through the form which you formerly mistook for yourself.  Do not make the mistake of confusing this state of being with that of the self-satisfied (instead of Self Satisfied), unmotivated and lazy.  It is not that, though it can sometimes appear that way to those caught in the snag of form.  It is rather a state of optimism, joy and an insatiable desire and power to express My Love, My Purpose and My Goodness in every endeavor for this is what is wholly satisfying and liberating.

Do you see the contradiction in terms between insatiable and satisfying?

Walk the razor’s edge!  I dare you not to get cut!

(Only the form can be cut.  So mourn and be comforted My Blessed One and give it another go, and another and another…)

December 16, 2010

I see that these five great dispositions are aligned with five of the Ten Commandments.  Why are there not ten dispositions to adopt?
Ah!  You’ve been paying attention.  There is much contained in the Ten Commandments.  Do not be fooled by their simple terms.  They are symbolic and have depth of meaning well beyond what you type on the page (or have etched in stone).  They, alike with much of the Law and the Profits, have been fundamentally misunderstood by being taken too literally with too little attention to their filling out as spiritual disposition and orientation for one who is fundamentally spirit while having an experience of form.

All the Law and the Profits’ teaching boil down into one fundamental commandment for one who would know God, one who would know Me: know thy Self.  This is the aim and purpose of assuming the five dispositions.  Adopt them or forever remain in ignorance about your Self.  As spirit in form, as God in incarnation, You have absolute free will and can do as you like.  By free will You entered into form well knowing that You would be lost to Your Self, Me, for a time because of Your total immersion in the world of form.  It is by free will that you remain lost and by free will that you may liberate your Self, Me, from this dramatic endeavor and know your Self, Me, God, I Am, once again.

You have absolute free will but are lost in the delusion that you do not and so I send My Emissaries, My Teachers, My Prophets, My Word, to you over and over, knowing that at some point you will be ready to receive what is Yours already and free your Self from form and re-enter My Garden in spirit knowing full well the realm of good and evil yet free of its illusion, glamour and entrapment.
On that day We Will Rejoice, Dance Together and Sing.

And that day will not end.

And You may come and go from My Garden as You Like, entering back into form to help Your Siblings who still struggle to be liberated.
And though You Enter into form Your Day will not end.

And You may embark on all manner of new endeavors of your choosing for I Have many mansions.

And You May Create new avenues and opportunities that will further Your, My, Awareness in realms not yet explored, for You have not yet created them.

And You Will Know no end to My Goodness.

This is My Promise to you.  Over the rainbow you have gone and shall one day find that all that is needed to take you home is a simple click of the heals (know thy Self).  And when you’ve been home for a time You, I, Will venture out over the rainbow again for the shear joy of adventure beyond what is experientially known.

There is indeed a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but most have not yet found it for they look for it in form when actually It is I, your true Self.  (How strange to look in form at the end of something so ephemeral as a rainbow!)

In addition to the essential five dispositions that are required to be adopted for liberation from form are five orientations that need to be explored and assumed before any real progress can be made toward that end.

Orientation defined: the direction in which someone’s thoughts, interests, or tendencies lie.

Orientation 1. Toward purity and clarity.

Orientation 2. Appreciation for and contentment with what is.

Orientation 3. Intense inclination toward spiritual awareness and value.

Orientation 4. Spiritual interpretation of all things physical.

Orientation 5. Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything.

The five dispositions are about the liberty and power to control one’s self so that what is sought after may be achieved.  They are the Right Action that Gautama Buddha spoke of in his Eight Fold Path.

The five orientations concern aiming yourself in the right direction that you may uncover the truth of Who and what You are and so know your Self – I Am.  Thefive orientations represent the Right Livelihood fold of the Eight Fold Path.

May your aim be true.  Hold your attention upon Me (orientation 5) in all things (orientation 4) with all intensity (orientation 3) regarding whatever is before you (orientation 2) without any ulterior motives (orientation 1) and click, click, click, your aim is true and you are home.  Is this a tall order?  (Close your eyes.)  By this method is the way to Me made plain.  Stick to it and it will become second nature.  You will find your way to Me.

There are additional methods that will further fill out My Way for you to find Me Home and I will give them some elucidation in time, but it is your orientationthat will open you up to further elucidation and it is your disposition thatprepares you for the proper orientation.  These are given first that you may put them into practice right away, for without them the other methods would be impotent or disastrous.  Prepare yourself then, by disposing and orienting yourself to My Method by adopting these dispositions and assuming these orientations

December 17, 2010

Orientation 1. Toward purity and clarity.

How are we to be pure when living life as a normal person gets us so dirty?  What I mean is life is messy.  Things often don’t go the way you think they will.  Monkey wrenches get thrown in the works and there you are monkeying around with things not intended.  I get distracted and confused about what’s important and what I should be spending my energy on.  How much time do I devote to earning a living, making money, acquiring the things that the average family enjoys?  How much time do I spend with my family doing the things that we enjoy, entertaining ourselves, taking walks, having talks?  What time is left for the consideration of adopting these dispositions and orientations?  Life is messy and confusing especially when it comes to spiritual matters.  Life in form has such momentum.  To consider spiritual matters is to swim against a strong current and I feel weak in the face of such force.  How can I be pure and have clarity about spiritual things when form life is pouring over me all the time like Niagra Falls?

December 18, 19, 21, 2010

Life Is Spirit.  The momentum of life in form is the momentum of spirit taking form for the purpose of expression in terms that make everything perfectly clear with sharp contrasts between black and white, good and bad, hot and cold, right and wrong, joy and sorrow, light and dark, spirit and form, love and indifference, purity and taintedness, clarity and confusion.  This is the knowledge of good and evil that you seek as you eat of this fruit called form.

If you would be pure and have clarity of perception then stand in the light of life, the light of love, the light of spirit.  How does one stand in that light?  Meditation upon it places you in its midst.  Or, more correctly speaking – places your awareness in Its midst, My Midst – for in reality this is where you stand always, you are merely unaware of it.  This is why the answer is so simple.  You are where you need to be.  You are right here, right now with Me, your true Self, you are merely unaware of it.  This is why meditation is the simple answer.  It is the path to awareness of your true status.  When you combine meditation with service – doing good things for others, your true standing is doubly reinforced in your awareness.  Simple.

Service purifies like nothing else can.  When you seek your own satisfaction through form by acquiring, achieving and experiencing, it leads to the dirty feelings of frustration, pain and suffering.  Yes there are brief moments of satisfaction and the ego may feel for a time a sense of power, but there is no lasting joy and only sorrow in the end because you are full of your self as form which has no lasting value and rots and decays.  It is defiling and painful when this is what you have attached yourself to.
Service aimed at helping others enjoy life by bettering their circumstances and so allowing them the room in consciousness to become aware of Me on their own, clears away such defilement and allows for you as well to have such space in your own consciousness to better understand My Ways.

Egocentric, self serving activity constricts My Flow of energy (from your point of view in limited awareness) to just one individual thus restricting your awareness to only lower self-interest.  My Energy is powerful however and is not meant to be focused in this way.  When you think only of yourself you are like a light bulb that tries to hold all its light within it and quickly burns out.
When you focus you attention outward toward others knowing that I Am Them and that I Am You, then the walls of your consciousness clarify, are purified, and My Light shines forth from you unrestricted by limited egocentric awareness.  My Flow expands and your capacity expands to handle My Life and you become My Eternal Flame.

Practicing being still is the other half of the equation toward increasing one’s purity and clarity.  The mind and emotions are full of forms; thought forms, feeling forms.  These are just as much form as physical form.  Even thoughts of Me are forms.  You can only see Me clearly when all form has been cleared away, for spirit is not form.  Still, there is oneness, and all form and all spirit are part of one spectrum that I Am.  At any time then, I Am At Hand, even in your filth.  Your stillness, your kind and loving acts toward others purify and your resulting clarity, free of the illusion that form is all there is, will reveal Me.

Though purity and clarity are most importantly brought about through meditation and prayer, especially when it is in the service of others, you will find it difficult to meditate if there is a lack of physical purity in your life.  If you sit down to meditate and you have not washed for a while your skin and scalp will itch.  The dirt and grime cause you discomfort and call your attention back to the form, the body, and so diminish your ability to be aware of spirit.  It is clear then, that it is helpful to have a clean body if you would be more effective in your meditation.

If you sit down to be still in meditation that I May be revealed to you and you have just filled your stomach full of good or bad food requiring a significant portion of the form’s energy to perform the processing of this physical sustenance how will you clear your mind of its preoccupation with the body?  Better to eat sparingly of only what is pure and good food before attempting to approach Me in your awareness.

If your surroundings are constantly cluttered with extraneous stuff this draws energy from you in the form of attentiveness.  An area sparse with little distraction is best for My approach.

I mean not to imply that the dirty, the poor diet, and the cluttered are not just as much of spirit (for all form is the clothing of spirit) as anything thing else and that meditation is not possible within these circumstances.  Meditation is possible at all times, in all circumstance, and in fact I mean for you to become so aware of My Presence that you will be in meditation upon My Immutable Formlessness at all times, in every circumstance and with every person you meet, in total acceptance of what is before you so that I, your true Self, may express through Our form the True Nature of Our Being.

Many complain, however, that they cannot meditate because when they have tried their mind just wanders all over the place and they cannot sit still.  They get antsy and have to stop and go do something.  This is because of a lack of purity and a lack of practice.
If you would truly prepare yourself to meet Me, purify.

There is more to the form than the dense physical body however, and so there is more to purity than giving it the right food in the right amount, and keeping it clean and its surroundings uncluttered.  There is the subtle energy aspect of the physical that surrounds and penetrates the denser form.  How may you make and keep this aura pure that you cannot see or touch?  Prayer, meditation and service are the answer once again.  It is by sitting still in the silence that cleans the aura of its dross.  A prayer offered for the direction of the mind toward spirit adds impetus for clarity, and selfless service for the good of others further removes dysfunction in the energy body from which your dense physical draws its likeness.

Regular vigorous exercise sustained long enough for the breath to become steady and rhythmic is also recommended.  A spirited walk can be combined with meditation as a powerfully purifying practice.

Sleep, too, is a daily potent antidote to impurity.  Without it your form would quickly perish from the lack of the regular removal that sleep provides of the psychic piles of refuse and waste that the focus on form quickly produces.  So it is that you find that the best time of day to still the mind is first thing in the morning after a glass of pure water when the body and psyche are well rested and rejuvenated.  Meditating just before sleeping also helps make the sleep state more effective.  So also does meditation before eating make the digestive process more effective and the palette more under control and appreciative thus improving enjoyment of the process.

This is all because you have an emotional psyche body as well.  Too much emphasis cannot be put on the importance of purifying the emotional form that You occupy.  When the emotions are impure the emotional body occupies virtually all of your attention.  Obscenities and hateful or hurtful speech issue forth from your voice which is controlled by your mind that is totally occupied and controlled by your emotional state.  Outward violent actions may ensue, though the violence has already been done as soon as you think of judging another, let alone thinking hateful thoughts, let alone saying them allowed to another.  It is as though you are possessed by an evil spirit!  I need not go further into the stress and strain that the negative emotions put on a soul.  You well know them.  Extreme highs of glee and passion are also completely engrossing and not conducive to increasing your awareness of My Presence.  Therefore, forgive quickly those whom you’ve perceived have trespassed against you, including your own transgressions, and seek Me not in the empty adrenaline rush.

If you would gain control of your passions and so calm your emotional body for meditation upon Me, seek not the thrills of form in order to excite yourself.  Again, it is not that I Am not in all things including emotional extremes.  I Am there too, but if you would learn to find Me in your awareness, you must seek Me first.  All things will follow and you will know thrills beyond any fleeting happiness realized merely by the spectacle of form.

As you become better at holding yourself in stasis you will find more subtle forms of distraction that come with increased awareness of spirit.  The mind is a sixth sense in this regard and can become preoccupied with a new found sensing ability.  You can become lost in that as much as you are lost in the lower forms so if you would keep Me as the focus of your awareness, be still.
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” said Jesus.  I Am With you always but you cannot see Me if you are preoccupied with form.  To be pure in heart is to be clear about your motives.  Maitreya says be honest, be sincere, be detached to be Self-realized.  This is what it is to be pure in heart.  The Self-realized have seen Me and know Me to be their Self.

To be honest is to be pure.  To be sincere is to be clear.  To be detached is to not clutter oneself with form.  Every form, regardless of what it is, is an adulteration, an impure, representation of spirit.  Therefore make no graven images, placing them before Me, for I Am not there like I Am here within you.  You Are My Image.  Your neighbor is My Image.  I Am In All and Am all, but You and Your Neighbor hold My Likeness like no other.  To put anything before Me in You is to diminish, adulterate and obscure My Life in your awareness.  Therefore be not occupied with your form, your neighbor’s form or any form, but be cognizant of My Presence within you and within all.

How am I to this when form is all I know, see and touch?

The commandment “make no graven image” means be still, meditate, quiet your self, purify.  Form is all you know because you haven’t settled down your mind and emotions so that you can see clearly.  Form – the graven image is a log in your eye.

Be patient with yourself.  Enjoy life in form.  It is there for You to use to express Me and experience Me while you discover My True Nature.  No greater joy is there than the true expression in form of what You Are / I Am save one.  That one is the absolute pure joy of seeing Me Naked of all form.  There is no expression for this, for all expression is of form and I Am not that.  I simply Am that I Am and nothing more may be said.  This is why stillness, the “sound of silence”, pureness is the way to Me.  You do not yet have the cognizance to see Me thus.  You took form to independently freely cooperate with others to serve Our Essence and by so doing see, by intuitive understanding (the mind’s eye opened by spirit’s flow), Our Total Dominion over every expression in form by right of being not of it but of being both intrinsic and transcendent to it.

You just purchased a new, bigger and better, TV.  A plethora of images cascade forth minute by minute drawing upon your attention.  Meditate before you watch it that you may see through the form to Me.  Meditate before you answer the phone.  It is I on the other end.  I Am in disguise everywhere you go.  Still yourself constantly that you may have the clarity of consciousness and see Me as I Am in spite of the form that clothes Me and masks Me.

All forms are graven images.  Enjoy them as you will, but mistake non of them for Me, including your ideas of what I am.  I Am not that.  I Am not any thing at all.

But I Am none the less all the more.

Only those who can see Me for what I Am enter My Kingdom.  It is the only way.  How can you enter something if you do not even understand what it is you have entered.  If you have no understanding then you are not there.  So, not everyone who says Lord, Lord and does works in my name will enter.  If you hold fast that I am this and not that, that I am on your side and not theirs, that I favor your sect or denomination over another’s, that I am the God of your religion but not that of the other religions, that I am to bless your country but to bring chaos on another country, you do not know Me and are unable to enter.  Understand, I would not disallow you, you simply don’t get it and are too blinded by form to allow Me to even take your hand and show you the doorway.
Therefore if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away; if your hand causes you to err, cut it off and rid yourself of it.  Blow up you TV and take its pieces to the dump.  I Am speaking figuratively.  Your form is My Temple and includes what you surround yourself with.  Take care of it, discipline it, purify it, use it wisely and avoid placing it before Me as though it were Me.  Is a house of worship the church?  Is the shrine that which it calls your attention to?  Is the cross that which it symbolizes?  Is the bread the body?  Is the wine the blood?  Is Jesus’ body and blood the Christ?  Is scripture the Eternal Word of God?  If you mistake a form for My Spirit, cut that form from your consciousness, it is not serving you.  This is the meaning of the saying “if you see the Buddha on the road kill him”.

“Do not give to dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you.”  You are inclined to do this most these days in front of the TV and in the malls of the world.  It is your attention that is holy, your devotion that is sacred, your awareness that is the crown jewel of great price.  Be watchful and guard them carefully purifying lest you squander the entire lot on short term egocentric satisfaction.

December 23, 2010

Orientation 2. Appreciation for and contentment with what is.

When you have oriented yourself toward purity and clarity, this second orientation is much easier to wear.  Sublime contentment is the nature of the stilled mind and emotions.  Appreciation for what is before you is the path to this contentment.  Therefore enter into prayer with thanksgiving not just for the good things in your life but for all the challenges as well, for if it were not for these you would be weak, frail and lacking the ability to cope with unforeseen circumstances.  You would lack a creative faculty, for it is the trials of the life in form that call out your capacity to creatively meet a perceived need.  Be grateful then for all situations you find yourself in; for good or ill; for better or worse; even unto death; for death of the form is of no consequence to You/Me, Our True Self.  Why then should any suffering of the form resulting in less then death cause any discontent?  Be at peace with it all.
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.”

Those who are content in all circumstances will have My Countenance.  They make peace while others see only cause for war.  Irritableness is a foreign concept, forgotten in My All Embracing Compassion in every event.  My Ability to see through all forms presented to My Own Alive Awareness rests My Case and I Am Imperturbable and never cause harm.  You, the peacemaker, are I In perfect contentedness with what is.  You are My Beloved Son with whom I Am Well pleased.

Be completely unconcerned, therefore, with your welfare, with what you shall eat or drink, what you shall wear, where you will sleep, where you will live, where you will work, with your health, your age, your appearance.  Let these things and matters of form be of no consequence for you live always in My Presence.  I Am You.  There is nothing you need do.  Be content and I Will open the gates of compassion and they will flow through you in such transformative force that all your needs in form will be met with the greatest of ease.

I do not mean for you take what I say here as a reason to not be engaged in the securing of what is good and true and beautiful.  All in form must put hand to mouth and eat of the fruit of form.  Be engaged, but be unconcerned.  Be thankful in all things; every challenge an opportunity for My Grace to manifest through Your response-able creative endeavor.

Nothing you need do means: still the lower self, the machinations of mind and emotion.  Do this through the faculty of gratitude, appreciation, and contentment.  I, your Higher Self will then be able to work through you by sending My Impulse.  In wisdom then you can act and peace and compassion, My Love Expressed, is the result.

When someone asks for your money, give it to them.  If they would take your coat on a cold day, let them have it and give them your shirt too.  The boss wants you to work late with no overtime pay?  Accept no extra pay at all for the extra labor.  What an expression of grace that would be.  What a transformative act.

I do not encourage you to allow unfair and unjust practices to go unchecked.  I would have you seek out justice wherever you go.  I would have you consider your tactics and allow the tact of My Love, My Peace, to do the work.

Therefore “honor your father and mother” means be content with your lot.  Be content with your family.  Do not rebel against those you find yourself in the presence of, but rather be My Wellspring of love and compassion bringing peace when conflict arises.  In that peace does My Goodness abound, My Truth is made clear and My Beauty is revealed.  It is on your face and in the place of former adversity.

December 29, 2010

Orientation 3. Intense inclination toward spiritual awareness and value.

Lean toward Me.  Burn with aspiration for I Am.  Awareness comes to you by way of your desire for it.  If you desire it not than it will not manifest in your consciousness.  You have free will.  I will not force My Self upon you though in reality I Am All you have, for there is nothing else.  I will allow you your delusion for as long as you like though I will continue to beckon to you to come closer to Me.  I will continue to search for a way into your heart though you may shut Me out as long as you like.  Lean inward toward Me and find your true Self.

Adopt My Dispositions and Orient yourself toward My Life and find that I Am You.  I Am Your Reality, Your Power, Your Love, Your Goodness, Your Mercy.  I Am Your Hope, Your Glory, Your Truth and Your Beautifulness.  I Am Your Peace and Your Joy, Your Righteousness, Your Wellness, Your Warmth, Your Light.  Lean in to Me and become in awareness what You truly are in spirit.
Let every new moment be eternal fulfillment of My Self in your awareness.  Moment by moment you stretch out your empty hand and I grasp it and fill you with My Presence.  I fill you with perfect peace.  I fill you with new awareness of My Truth.  I fill you with visions of My Glory.  I fill you with hope for the future and grace for the present and forgiveness of the past.  I fill you with goodness and wellness that bode well for healing the woes of the world.

Will you lean in toward Me; still your fears; quiet your anxious desire to control what you perceive as outside of yourself?  An “empty hand” is the “narrow gate”, free of the delusion of form, by which you may enter into My Presence with your awareness.  Here in lies your path to salvation from the delusion that you are separate from Me.  Incline yourself toward Me and I will give you rest.  My task and tact are Life and Light.  Your idea of separation from Me is darkness and the burden of darkness is death.
Taking on form has temporarily caused you to forget your Self, Me.  This is the wide gate, the easy way that most all trod and plod upon; easy because it requires no faith; difficult because it is painful and dissatisfying.

The narrow way is hard because it requires faith which is an uphill battle against the totalitarianism of form; easy because it satisfies the deep inner longing of the soul for its home in spirit.

Now remember Me and know your Self.

Does it seem like an impossible dream, you being Me?  Remember You are not the form.  I present a rainbow of spiritual value to you that appears elusive, ethereal.  It seems that as you chase after it and grasp for it that it always departs from you or remains the same distance from you.  It seems you can never reach its end for it always moves as you do.  This is because you chase after it with the form as though that were You.  It is not.  The rainbow is You.  You cannot perceive anything that is not You for I Am All.  But when you perceive your body and think this is me and everything else is not me then you break the fundamental law of life that all is one.  And so you are lost.

Chase the “rainbow” of God Consciousness not with your form but with your spirit and you will find a pot of “gold” at its end so precious that you will be willing to give up all identification with form to possess it.  You will make yourself pure.  Your will go through any trial.  You will make any sacrifice.  You will climb any mountain.  You will swim any sea.  You will brave any form of suffering.  It is the reason you took form full knowing that you would suffer and “burn in hell” until you remembered again the truth of Your Being; that You are one with Me.  Through the form now you make the ascent through a consciousness born in form that you may have the poignant understanding that only can come through the experience of being in form.  You climb that mount and then are born again in spirit making an evolutionary leap by faith into an entirely new species that is beyond human.
Call it the fifth kingdom, for the Kingdom of Heaven is as great a departure from the forth or human kingdom as the human is a departure from the animal or third kingdom of nature.  You will come to a point in awareness where you will no longer need to incarnate in the dense physical form and will continue on your journey to the divine through the higher kingdom.  You will manifest as a type of being that is beyond human in the dense physical and very much more alive and dynamic with wider ranging sensory apparatus and control over your environment.  You will have deeper, more intimate relationships and enhanced cooperation with your fellow inhabitants of this more spiritualized existence.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  The righteous are those who have recognized that they are not the form and are living out that reality even while they remain in form.  Those who are adamant that they are only form have no stomach to tolerate those who understand otherwise and so pointlessly attempt to prove their point by trying to make you uncomfortable and squirm in the form you occupy.  Be that as it may you have realized the spirit within your Self and continue to be strengthened in your awareness until, born again in spirit, you are free of such perturbations and receive the Kingdom of Heaven.  This is the salvation Jesus came to show you.

Lean into Me.  “Keep the Sabbath” means take time from life in form to focus on spirit; to incline your self toward spiritual awareness and value.  The Sabbath is the time you spend resting in My Grace, My Goodness, My Love.  It is the time you spend in repose, keeping very still so that I May creep up close to your awareness and rub against heart.  The Sabbath is the seventh day of creation.  All this time, eons, have been spent in bringing form into being and dealing with the consequences.  It has been a very long “week” and now is the time to rest and remember.

Devote all you have at your disposal to remembering who you are.  Make it your task in every endeavor whether it is caring for your children or your spouse, your neighbor or your neighborhood, your city, your country, your enemy, your world.  Thus it is that My Only Begotten saves His brothers and sisters from the destructive activity of those who would try to save themselves through attachment to form.  They but need to incline themselves to Me, stretch out their empty hand and not look back.

January 2011



January 2, 2011

Orientation 4. Spiritual interpretation of all things physical.

It is with empty hands that your approach to Me must be made.  How shall you empty yourself when you are so full of yourself; full of form; full of identification with your body, with your thoughts, with your emotions, with your desires to acquire things, people, jobs, money, etc, etc; full of pain from looking back and seeing inadequacy and lack or loss.

Forward in awareness you must go leaving attachment to form behind you, but how?

In each present moment you are surrounded by forms; be they body, thought, emotion, pain or desire.  They have circled the wagons and like clothing have long served to protect you from the hazards of being in form.  You are growing however, and require greater freedom; for that which served to protect you in the past is becoming too restrictive for your present and future.  Like tight shoes they must be removed or they will cripple further advance.  How can this be done?

From the beginning of when you saw you were naked I Have Clothed in form all that is, including you, so that You, My Only Begotten Son, might be protected from the extremes of the elements of the knowledge of good and evil.  Here you are in those elements, protected by the forms I have given all things, for without the protection of form all would be laid bare and the extremes of good and evil (that is to say all opposition resulting from duality) would overcome you quickly like an extreme silent scream that would not end; a crushing expansion imploding upon itself.  This is why you hid from me when you saw you were naked.  The opposition was completely overwhelming.

Now you are well acquainted with the imposition of opposition and long for the peace that passes all understanding because it mends the fabric of awareness that had to be torn in two to make good and evil a reality.  This mending is accomplished by stitching together in consciousness the spiritual reality of oneness that is behind all duality and form.

Fix your attention on an object or a thought form and study it from the perspective of transcendent/intrinsic spirit to discover the spiritual value or truth that its form veils.  It is best to start with well known objects or forms such as “man” for instance: I have said that I created you in My Own Image; so what is it that the form man veils?

Aum, Om, I Am, Amen, Ahoh, Allah, Alleluia, Yahweh, Jehovah, Jesus, Christ, Krishna, Vishnu, Ishvara, Buddha, Emanuel.  What is this Word of God in all its many forms?  What is hidden, there, behind the form, within the form, beyond the form.

I have said that I Am That I Am.  “I Am” is a symbol for what is beyond form, beyond language, beyond conception wrought through the eyes of duality.  What does this symbol veil?

January 8, 2011

You must be still to realize My All Encompassing Presence and Know Me.  While you still rely on eyes that are dual you cannot truly See Me as You did in the Garden before duality.  You must learn to see with one eye; one I.

I Am Behind every form.  From the subatomic particle wave to the stars and galaxies, I Am the Jewel in the heart of the lotus.  At the center of every form I Present Myself to you, but veiled I Am that you be not overwhelmed by My Brilliance in contrast to the form you have mistakenly taken to be yourself.

Your liberation from this mistake begins with being still and detached from what you have taken to be yourself and what you have taken to be other than yourself.  In that stillness regard the objects about you including the objective conclusions or thought forms with an eye that is single, knowing that I Am at the center of each; knowing that this means that I Am not abolishing objectivity but that I Am Fulfilling it.

With every objective form, be it a physical thing or thought, ask yourself what aspect of the Divine does this veil; for while I Am One and Whole, I Am diversified in form.  The single I (eye) can reveal My Presence in any event which is what every object, and the objective, represent.

As you uncover Me, My Light shines forth a little at a time in doses you can handle.  As you become accustom to seeing My Light with your single I you can open your I further to comprehend still more.

You become as a clear window pane that had been painted over so that no light came through.  Little by little you scrape away at the hard and crusty obstruction of the delusion that objectivity (form) is alone the source of your good.  Then with crystal clear vision see My Light with the now clear clean glass of the quiescent mind that lets My Light shine though it. The quiescent mind is still objective form.  It is form, but it is cleared by stillness.  Through it you can see the whole world anew, as it is, instead of in the shape you give it through the active, judgmental, desire mind.  Through it you can see Me behind all things, in all things and beyond all things and I Walk with You in the Garden once more.

My Light so shines through you when this occurs that you are a light unto the world.  Hide it not but put it high on a stand.  I do not of course refer to your ego, for your self concept as something separate from Me and from others (in whom I Am also) is not the Light.  It is your self concept as something separate from Me that is what must be swept aside or your glass will go dark for it results from the round-a-bout judgmental nature of differentiation.

Remember that this is a razors edge.  If you identify yourself with Me and My Light but exclude your brother or any form whatsoever as not worthy of you, you have failed to know Me.  Do not put this exclusive attitude on a stand.  Wipe your window pane clear and Know Me once more.

Jesus knew the consequences of shining My Light among men.  He said “Blessed are you when men revile and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you”.  And so men persecuted Him.  Yet Jesus dove into the heart of His persecutors and accepted their punishment for He new that run from it would falsely empower it as separate from Me.

A prophet is one who has put My Light on a stand.  Those who have not cleared the window pane of their objective presence in the world will find My Light more or less bitter depending on just how coated over their psyche is with the dross of material living.
There will be some who are inspired to look more deeply within themselves.  Teach them how.

There will be some who will look to you mistaking your form for Me.  Show them only Me and be not beguiled into making the same mistake they have made.

There will be many that sneer and retreat and others that will hack and bite at you with their words because their single I (Am) is closed tight and they cannot comprehend the Light that can only be witnessed by the single I.  They will try to discredit you and make you feel stupid using many subjective tactics to try to prove how objective and superior they are.  Depending on how closed up your whole society is they may bring charges against you and even torture and slay your form.

For the one who has their I wide open it matters not; for though you be in form you have one foot in heaven already regardless of your circumstances; for you know that I Am in all things and circumstance and that the reality of life is not of the form but behind it upholding it and that I Will Sustain You even though the form suffers and dies.  Blessed are you for you have faced the darkness and walked into it with My Light and though it knew You not, you new that it too was You.  You are blessed even as you have blessed.
So, why “lay up for yourselves treasures on earth” in form as though the form were the reality that upholds their form?  Realize the treasure that is Me and Be Sustained in the abundance of spiritual truth that My Light Bestows on the one with the single I; the I that I Am.

Test the soundness of your eye.  Be still, direct your attention to I Am.  Consider an object, be still, direct your attention to Me.  I will reveal My Self to you.  If your window pane is filled with a lot of crust and hardened deposits be patient, keep attempting to be still and hold your attention on Me.  I Will Reveal My Self to you and You will Know Me as Your true Self.
“Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.”  You will not receive a “stone” when you have asked Me for “bread”.

The obscuring dirt on your window pane is there from taking My Name in vain.  What is My Name?  I Am Everything!  Regard all as Me for I Am Behind all manifestation upholding it and sustaining it.  When you ignore the least of these or write them off as not worthy of you or curse them or harm them as though they were separate from You, you take My Name in vain.  What church hasn’t done this?  What religion does not do it when they adopt exclusive attitudes?  What nation does not do this when they put their own exclusive interests before that of all other nations?  What politician does not do this when he puts his constituents’ exclusive interests before the others of his country; or the interests of his career ahead of his constituents?  What person does not do this when they regard their own self interest ahead of that of others?

The world of mankind is covered over with the scales of delusion; the delusion that the idea of separation perpetuates.  The whole of delusion is the result of My Name taken in vein!  Therefore I Command you, if you would be free of delusion and Know the Name of God which is beyond the comprehension of the two eyed,then let your I be single and take not My Name in vain.
I See What I Have Made and behold It Is Very Good.  How is it that You can see it any differently?  Only by deluding yourself.
Let this be the way you are oriented: interpret all things physical, emotional, and mental; all things in form as representing that which is spiritual; That Which Is I Am; That Which Is All There Is; the One Unmanifested Transcendent Non-Being that is manifesting intrinsically in all that is.

January 15, 2011

Orientation 5. Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything.

You can see, perhaps, that all the Law represented by these Five Orientations and the Five Dispositions before them, boil down to this last Orientation that I Would Encourage you to develop.

Disposition 1. Healing and wholeness to all beings.

Disposition 2. Truth and beauty to all beings.

Disposition 3. Gratitude and sharing to all beings.

Disposition 4. Complete self control of the form in mind, emotion and body.

Disposition 5. Complete satisfaction with the forms given you to work with.

Orientation 1. Toward purity and clarity.

Orientation 2. Appreciation for and contentment with what is.

Orientation 3. Intense inclination toward spiritual awareness and value.

Orientation 4. Spiritual interpretation of all things physical.

Orientation 5. Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything.

The Five Dispositions govern your relationship as an individualized form with other individualizations of Me in form.

The Five Orientations work toward total devotion to I Am, the Lord of Love.

Without the adoption of the Five Dispositions, the Five Orientations are not possible.  Thus Jesus taught: “Love your neighbor as thyself”.

But the One Law (or Key) of Life, that all other laws merely delineate the various aspects of, is as Jesus quoted the Old Testament pronouncement: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul and with all your strength”.

This is the epitome of devotion.

It is this that all other laws of life are meant to illuminate.  They are the how to;The Idiot’s Guide if you will.
Your devotion must be complete, absolute, perfect.  Doubt not that you can accomplish this.  Remember that I Am your Self!  How hard can it be to be completely devoted to One’s Self?  You need merely make the shift in awareness that your self is not the separated egotistical self concept that arises naturally from being in form.  Your Self is the One Self Same Self that is in all form; that is behind all form; that is beyond all form.

Therefore, whatever you are beholding is your Self.  Treat it with the reverence that It deserves.  These are what the Five Dispositions elucidate.  The Five Orientations, on the other hand, illuminate the most basic steps toward total devotion to Me, your Self as you contemplate your direct acuity toward your awareness of Me.

Why bother you might ask.  Perhaps your life is relatively easy right now.  You have few really challenging trials and you have some money, a good job and family, and you enjoy spending your down time doing innocuous things like going to the movies, reading books, playing with your kids, taking long walks in the park and the like.  Life is basically good and you don’t really feel motivated to work at being devoted.

Or perhaps life for you is full of excitement; going to parties, eating great food, rocking and rolling, getting high, thrill seeking, the titillation of sex; all fun stuff.  Being devoted to something would get in the way, make you aware of principles or rules that need to be followed that would put a crimp in fulfilling desires for the stimulation of your form.

This is the ploy that form presents to its self and to the indwelling observer that is your true Self patiently watching and attempting Your communication with the form it finds itself in.

This is the first and the last temptation; to eat of the tasty fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.  It is what brought You (Me) into form to begin with.

If you find you are enjoying being in form and relish each new experience that comes your way it is a sign that you have already done some of the work of transforming your consciousness from one that is focused only on lower self preservation.  You have been partially liberated from fear and wanting to hide from Me (Your true Self) which is the initial reaction to awareness of good and evil.
When you first take form knowing the difference of good and evil, up and down and so forth, you realize that spirit is up, so-to-speak, or good, and that form is down, or in contrast to spirit, evil.  And you want to run and hide and deny that you are surrounded by such illness.  So it is that you yourself pull the wool over your eyes and hide from the truth.  Form, the objective world, becomes all you are willing to acknowledge as real and you are lost to spirit.  You compete and strive with the forces of nature and with each other to gain a foothold for survival only to eventually lose your grasp and gasp a last breath.  You find however that you were mistaken; that You are eternal and you come round again and again until little by little the true Self is able to break through the barrier of fear that being in form initially engenders.  You begin to enjoy life in form.

This is a good sign.  Enjoy life in form to the fullest that you can.  You will find however, that certain frustrations will ensue; not the least of which that all that you enjoy in form eventually turns to dust and you become parched.  When this happens seek out My Living Water through the endeavor of total devotion to your true Self which is in spirit.  When you do this you will find that what you enjoy in form has a spiritual reality that far transcends the material fascination and is thus a hundred fold the enjoyment.  (It is only because you have gotten your bearings in form that you are now able to comprehend what is in store for you in spirit; thus you see the necessity of taking on form.  It is an incubator for awareness.)

Thus it is that My Burden is light and My Yoke is easy in the effort to be only that, that You truly already Are.  Thus you, in form, become the salt of the earth, the light of the world and bring savor and illumination to all in the house.  The goodness that shines through your form is witness to others that heaven abounds all about and the glory of the transcendent that is intrinsic is the truth of Your Being.

From this enlightened, this “saved” state of awareness you have no trouble in loving your “enemies” for you behold them in the same way you have come to know your Self.  You bestow no judgment upon them but that they are as much You (Me) as you are, though they have realized it not.   So as the sun shines without regard equally on all, so also does My (Your) Light shine as love without condition.  You then become a vehicle for My (Our) Purpose: Heaven on Earth, spirit made manifest in form.

You will find that you have mastery over all the earth, all that is in form; instead of form pretending mastery over you as it does all the while you deny the mastery of spirit.  To make spirit your master is to so devote yourself to your true Self that you see your Self in every form, behind every form and beyond every form.

If you put form first it will be the master.  And it is a hard task master, though it may seam pleasant for a time.

Therefore you shall have no other gods before Me, your true Self.  Why?  Because I Am a jealous God?  Because I Am an angry God?  Because I might send you to eternal damnation if you don’t?  No!  Because It can be no other way.  Because I Am You.  Because I Am All that is (and all that is not).  I Am The Totality.  There is nothing else.  You can have no other god but Me because there is no such thing.  To do so is just a lie and it will make you miserable to try.  This is your hellfire and damnation; a lie.

Therefore be still and know the I Am God.  Meditate.  Use devoted prayer to calm and quiet yourself until you can be completely still in My Presence in spirit.  Emerge from meditation back into form bringing My Presence with you as your Self and demonstrate My/Your Existence.  Reveal Our Reality to a parched and thirsty world by realizing Me Your Self.

This is the Law and the Prophets.  It is the Law of Life.  Try and perpetrate it on others, as all religions and nations have done, and you break My Law.  My Law is not of this world, not of form.  It is one Law: Love.  You cannot tell another you must love or be punished.  It does not work.  That is thinking in terms of form, of separation.  You must simply live the Law yourself, following it best you can, one day at a time, moment by moment.

This is the meaning John was getting at when he wrote his iconic song Imagine.

Because you are not separate (as this world, form, would have you believe) when you accomplish the Law of Life so also is it accomplished for “others”.  And so there is never a need to hold someone else to the Law.  It is enough of a job to hold to It yourself.  Be mindful.  It is in the spirit of mindfulness that the Law, or Key, of Life is delineated into its many precepts.  To stay the course, however, requires you to remain aware that there is but One Law, One Key, (with many forms) and that it is: “I Am That I AM” AUM.

January 16, 2011

I can see from what You have said that the Five Dispositions and Five Orientations have their correspondences to the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes of Mathew 5. 3-14:

Disposition 1. Healing and wholeness to all beings –
Thou shall not kill –
Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.

Disposition 2. Truth and beauty to all beings –
Thou shall not bare false witness –
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.

Disposition 3. Gratitude and sharing to all beings –
Thou shall not steal –
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs in the kingdom of heaven.

Disposition 4. Complete self control of the form in mind, emotion and body-
Thou shall not commit adultery –
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Disposition 5. Complete satisfaction with the forms given you to work with –
Thou shall not covet –
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Orientation 1. Toward purity and clarity –
Make no graven images –
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

Orientation 2. Appreciation for and contentment with what is –
Honor your father and mother –
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.

Orientation 3. Intense inclination toward spiritual awareness and value –
Keep the Sabbath holy –
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Orientation 4. Spiritual interpretation of all things physical –
Thou shall not take the Lord’s name in vain –
Blessed are you when men revile and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Orientation 5. Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything –
You shall have no other gods before me –
You are the salt of the earth / You are the light of the world.

I can see in the Five Dispositions and the Five Orientations correspondences to the Eight Fold Path of the Buddha.  The Five Dispositions appear to delineate Right Action while the Five Orientations constitute Right View.

Right Action has to do with principles for the way people need to treat each other if they aim to be in alignment with loving God, or the One True Self, through the loving of each other and all that is in form.

Right View is about the outlook that needs to be adopted if a person would establish (or should I say re-establish?) in his awareness a direct relationship to God (or the One True Self) through the practice of seeing through form (meditation) in favor of spirit.
Right Action and the Five Dispositions then, have to do with how to be in form in a constructive and healthy manner that treats all other forms with the same respect that one gives one’s own form, because of the recognition that all form holds within it and is the manifestation of God, the true Self.

Right View and the Five Orientations are focused on the spiritual side of life and how we might approach a more viable direct personal relationship to Spirit or God.  The one requires a more objective (“do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) approach because it has to do with form, while the other takes a more subjective (love God with everything you’ve got) line of thinking since it has to do with spirit.

January 18, 2011

Right Action and Right View appear to be prerequisites for the other six aspects of the Eight Fold Path (Right Livelihood, Right Speech, Right Thought, Right Exertion, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration).  These first two form a foundation out of the solid rock of devotion that love and commitment are.  In spirit we internally sense the intrinsic relationship we have to the source of all things.  In form we are given the arena in which we can demonstrate our understanding of spiritual qualities and relationships through our actions toward each other, toward all things.  In form we come face to face, literally, with the Creator as represented by all and everyone that appears to be outside of ourselves and are challenged to make visible what we know of the invisible; to make manifest what we know of the Unmanifested.  In the arena of form we hammer out and construct in objectivity what we know in spirit, that we may prove to ourselves the truth of that which we have subjectively realized.  It behooves us then to know spirit well, that our life in form may reflect the glory of the heavenly hosts.

It appears however that form has many gradations and levels.  Just as in physical nature there are different levels of manifestation (minerals, plants, animals and humans; subatomic particles, atoms, molecules, organs and bodies; planets, stars, solar systems and galaxies) there are levels of form that are beyond the physical.   In addition to the strictly physical apparatuses there are the emotions, thoughts, intuitions, and willfulness of the human nature.  It is these forms that help us to begin to transcend our strictly physical perception of the world and climb toward finer and finer qualities of manifestation until we find ourselves no longer in the finer gradations of form but rather in the courser gradations of spirit.

January 21, 2011

The Buddha’s Eight Fold Path appears to be a guide toward ascension into the finer levels of spiritual awareness.  What can you tell me of the next fold in the practice of union – Right Livelihood?

January 23, 2011

The next two folds of the Eight Fold Path are Right Livelihood and Right Speech.  These re-present, if you will, the first two folds (Right Action and Right View) but at a higher turn of the spiral.

We have recognized the Five Dispositions as a description of Right Action. Thethird fold, Right Livelihood, might be described as placing oneself in the right position where one may best be able to be disposed to the servicing of the attitudes represented in the Five Dispositions (Right Action) and also those represented by the Five Orientations (Right View).

The Five Orientations being recognized as representing Right View relate at another level to the forth fold or that of Right Speech.  Consider Right Speech as having to do with the control of energy or prana as it flows through your apparatus or form (your physical, emotional and mental bodies).  Such control leads to a greater capacity for fulfilling the second fold, the Five Orientations and also the first fold, the Five Dispositions.

So, one begins the spiritual path with an attempt to make his path straight bydisposing himself to right relationship with his fellow man through right actionand orienting himself to right relationship with God through correcting his understanding or view of what his relationship to God is, and how to improve that relationship, or understanding and awareness of that relationship.  As said earlier this is prerequisite to further progress.  This is not to say, however, that a simultaneous effort is not to be made at positioning oneself for a better disposal(Right Livelihood) to the Five Dispositions and also seeking an increased capacity for correct orientation or view in one’s relationship to God (I Am, your true Self) through the control of one’s speech or flow of energy through the systems of manifestation known as our bodies (Right Speech).  Not much progress may be made, in fact, without attention to these second two folds of the Eight Fold Path.

January 24, 2011

For the sake of clarity let me tabulate what we have said so far of the first four folds of the Eight Fold Path:

Right Action – The Five Dispositions

Right View – The Five Orientations

Right Livelihood – Correct position, posture, poise; one’s attitude of physical, emotional and mental vehicles – meditation

Right Speech – Correct flow of energy, prana, life or creative current – service

January 27, 2011

You are right to associate meditation with Right Livelihood.  For where does your livelihood come from?  What is the source of your wellbeing, your life?  Does it come from your worldly earnings?  From the money you get for the job you perform?  This kind of “livelihood” is at best symbolic for the real life that you have in Me; and a poor symbol it is at that.  To focus on a job and money as one’s “livelihood” is to take a divine idea to the basement of consciousness and close the door to the upstairs and there dwell in the dark and dank of the materialist’s point of view; overlooking that if it were not for the upper levels of the dwelling the basement would be but an empty hole in the ground.  Such an outlook, in fact, leads inevitably to ill health and death at the material level.  No, there is more to livelihood than a job and an income, much more.  Therefore it is crucial for those who would liberate themselves from the illusion of form, and so enjoy the liberty of spirit, to understand that one’s livelihood comes from a higher occupation.

This is not to say that there are plenty and valuable worldly occupations to perform and enjoy, but these are better thought of part and parcel to the forth fold of Right Speech, one’s service to their fellows, not from the third fold, that from which one gains his livelihood.

January 28, 2011

The higher occupation is of the Spirit.  I Am of the Spirit.  The Spirit is the Great Absolute, the Unmanifested Void.  My Void is non-the-less full of potential.  From this Void I bring into being all that is manifest.  How do I do this?  Can something come from nothing?  How do you, yourself, bring an idea into manifestation as an object?

It begins as a nebulous and subjective imagining, a daydream; and that in a mind that a few short years earlier was not yet born into being.  Then you ask yourself, why not?  And you begin to devise a way to make the dream come true and you pull together some resources and build a steam locomotive, an internal combustion engine, a recording device, a transmitter and receiver, a television, an automobile, a jet engine and plane, a rocket and shuttle, a computer and space station!  All these things began as what you call fiction, subjective imaginings that you then focus upon and turned into what you call objective reality.  How do you do it?  It is not unlike the way I bring all the world into being.

I start with a nebula and over what seems to you to be a very long period of time I create bright shining stars and their systems of planets out of what was merely a cloud of gas.  Where does the gas come from?  Just as the stars and planets are a condensation of the gas, the gas and the space/time continuum that holds it in suspension, are a condensation of thought and ideas, at the divine level.
You are created in My Image.  You are My Divine Idea made manifest.  You have arisen from the dust of the Earth and are another condensation or organization of what was once a nebulous divine idea.  Here you stand upon the earth with two parents; one is the Earth, matter, form; the other is God, the Divine, Me, I Am.

You find yourself in form but within your form you harbor the idea of spirit.  It is indelibly imprinted there in you, impossible to shake off because of the truth it represents.  What shall you do with such an idea?

Some do their best to shake loose of it and deny its reality.  They are so similar to those who looked at the lay of the land and determined that the Earth was flat and laughed at those explorers who dared to think deeply and search long for the truth through study and instrumentation to discover that the Earth is a sphere.  In meditation, in seeking out the stillness of the Void, the discovery is made that Life has many dimensions and levels of manifestation and the materialist notion that the source of all ideation is merely the result of brain function looks very much like insisting that the Earth is flat.  You have not yet developed the scientific instrumentation that allows you to prove to each other otherwise, concerning the advocacy for the existence of spirit .  When you do there will be many who will cry foul and say the instruments are faulty and the ideas misconstrued; such is the manner and outcome of free will.

Your discovery of My Life is a matter of free willingness to do so and even after you have the instrumentation to prove My Life in spirit to each other you may still deny My Existence with eyes shut tight against Me.  This is an important right of being human and will not be denied you.  It is essential that none are coerced into beholding My Presence within them and within the world around them.  It must be a free will choice to recognize Me; otherwise you would not be in My Image, but rather in the image of some lesser, lower, and so yes, even evil design.  This is what you attempt to do to each other when you try to coerce or force someone or group into belief in Me.  You attempt to override their free will choice when you use fear tactics such as “Hell fire” and terrorism such as suicide bombings to try and force your way on others.  This is what you do when you strike out as nations against each other with threats of violence and this is what you do as religions or political pundits when you proselytize with no respect for one another’s point of view.  This is not Right Livelihood.  The result is evil.

To engage in Right Livelihood one must rid themselves of the notion that their good will come to them if they can only convince another of their point of view; that their good will come to them if they can only make enough money.  It is these two notions that are bringing humanity to the brink of destroying the livelihood of the Earth.  It comes as the result of the materialistic view that one’s good comes from form, matter, satisfying the senses and the desire for comfort in form, in the possession things; be they big screen televisions or other peoples minds: “If I can get so and so to think on this like I do, the way the man on television told me it is, then we will be a power block against those who think differently from us!  Yikes!

Always think for yourself.  Always seek to corroborate in your own experience what others say is true.  Avoid being dogmatic in regard to your own opinion.

Right Livelihood will seek to celebrate the ideas of others by finding the golden thread within them that gives them a positive connection to your own ideas.  The capacity to do this only comes from Me, Spirit, for I Am in all and connect all.  The form you have mistaken for yourself cannot do this for it sees itself as separate and in competition with others, with nature, with all of life, even with Me.

Therefore Right Livelihood is found in meditation which seeks the communion of the self with Spirit, with Me.  It is the work of union with Life as it is.

This is why even some atheists are not as lost as some religionists; for the thoughtful atheist is atheist because he simply wishes to take life as it presents itself without placing any erroneous notions upon it.  If such a thoughtful atheist would seek diligently for all that life calls out of him, the materialistic view he holds and that causes his atheism would dissolve.  This is the inevitable result of engaging in Right Livelihood.

January 29, 2011

To engage in Right livelihood is to know Me as The Source of all that is; of all your good, all your truth, all your beauty; to know Me as Your Self.  There is no other way than through the training of the lower self concept, embodied by matter, emotion and mind, to meditate.  Meditation, therefore, is your gateway to Right Livelihood.  It is a renunciation of all that you know through your three bodies of instrumentation by which you perceive the world around you.  It is a renunciation of desire and attachment to what you may perceive in the three worlds of rational mind, emotional feeling, and tactile sensation.  Not a renunciation, mind you, of the world itself; not a renunciation of you, yourself; but rather a renunciation of all that you think you know about it and all that you desire by way of attachment to it.

This third fold in the way to union with Me arises from the second fold which as you recall culminates in total devotion to Me, your true Self.  Right Livelihood or meditation is the natural outworking (or shall we say inward-working?) of devotion to Me.  Worship is only truly effective when it directs the devoted one to inner stillness so that We may commune together as One.  When the attention is outwardly focused it is distracted by from – thought form, emotion, physical attraction etc.  You may attend a beautiful worship service, but if has not moved you to enter into the stillness it has essentially become just one more distraction.

Like a spiral upwards you begin with the Five Dispositions (the first fold, Right Action) and apply yourself to improving your relationship to your fellow man; for with out attention to how you treat your fellows there is no way for you approach Me.  I Am there among them and there you begin your approach to Me.

Then, through the Five Orientations (the second fold, Right View) you begin to focus your approach to Me more directly upon Me.  You cannot do this successfully with continued attention to the Five Dispositions.

Third, you find you true occupation or livelihood (the third fold, Right Livelihood) is to practice meditation with greater and greater devotion and attentiveness because you recognize that I Am The Source of Life Abundant.  It does not come from worldly endeavors.

And forth, the natural outworking of practicing Right Livelihood is the forth fold, Right Speech.  This is a return to worldly affairs with a greater capacity, afforded you by your communion with Me, for right relationship in all your endeavors.  You have come full circle back to the practice of the Five Dispositions, but now you have increased skill in dealing with any circumstance that comes down the pike.

Remember always and practice your awareness through meditation that I Am The Source of all your good, all your life.  There is nothing you need to do to receive this, your birthright, but be available to in awareness to know that it is yours.  This awareness inevitably leads to your willingness and intense desire to share all that you have with others (the forth fold, Right Speech) for you know you need cling to nothing because I Am Always With You.

February 2011



February 1, 2011

It appears that meditation is an essential and central part of the path to communion with You, God, yet many Christians think of meditation as a practice belonging to eastern religious traditions that they fear will lead them astray and so deem they should have nothing to do with them.  Do the teachings of Jesus lend any support for meditation in such a variety that those of the Christian tradition might find solace in; so that such practice might become more acceptable as part of their path to You?
It seems that this would improve the average Christian’s approach to You, because for so many, their approach appears to end with the concept of accepting Christ as Lord and Savior in an outward manner that proclaims it to their fellows.  Often is the case that enthusiasm for “salvation” ends there, as though it were something had by mere rite, as though by magic, a sprinkling of holy water by a priest or a dunk in a pool by a minister along with the confession of belief.  Is there no concept in the Christian tradition of this genuine attaining of a deep inner stillness for the sake of communion with You?  Is not such communion required for participation in the “body of Christ” as Christianity often names the nature of salvation; or can it be had simply by confession, rites and ceremony?

The passage comes to mind, already mentioned, of where Jesus said many will say Lord, Lord we did good works in your name but I will not know them.  Can we kid ourselves about “knowing Jesus” by studying the Bible, going to Sunday school and doing some volunteer work, even praying fervently for our fellows and for world peace, when in actuality we have not yet met Him in Christ, which can only genuinely be done in the quiet of a regular meditation practice?

Then there is the parable of the sower where good seed falls on rocky soil, meaning of shallow depth and so, short lived enthusiasm; and the seed falling among thorns meaning desire for riches and things choke out the interest one has in spiritual health and wealth.  The warnings seem clear.  How is it that so many appear to give only lip service to Christian faith while perpetuating the age old habits that continue to draw us away from consciousness in Christ?  How shall we put an end to such habits?  For I perceive that I yet have many such behaviors myself.

As with all things of spirit, the references to the practice of meditation, the practice of the Presence of God, are subtle, subjective and often placed between the lines.  We are making a bold attempt to make it objective and said as straight out as We can within your understanding of the subject.  With some this will backfire and the reader will react negatively because it is too unorthodox, but We do not write for them.  Others will argue theologically and philosophically which may be an interesting exercise but is ultimately a distraction from the goal.  Some, however, will find confirmation of their natural inclination toward the inner path to Me and so will be bolstered to proceed with confidence, though some Christian “authorities” – those believing in separation and exclusiveness, teach against meditation on the basis that it is of a different tradition and therefore not to be practiced by the resolute Christian.

Most references in the Bible to going to high places such as mountains are meant to symbolize the practice of meditation which is rightly understood as the practice of the Presence of God.  Moses was attracted to such a high place by a burning bush that never became exhausted.  This is a clear reference to Moses’ fiery aspiration (Orientation 3).  It is this never dying intense inclination toward spirit which flames are fanned by your pursuit of it up the mountain of meditation.

Like a climb up a mountain, meditation is not a walk in the park.  It is an arduous effort that becomes a little easier with practice and exercise but continues to call you to greater and greater efforts to reach “higher” and more sublime “peaks” of communion with Me.
It is out of this inferno of desire for communion with Me from which I speak My Word and ask you to remove your “shoes” of preconceived notions about Me that you may partake of My Holy Communion; for while you hold to your “shoes” lest you step on an uncomfortable “pebble” of cross-tradition or notions contrary to traditional teaching, you cannot enter My Holy Presence.
Moses climbed the mountain of meditation, he removed his shoes in response to My Word and We communed together.  Out of that meeting of man and spirit We forged a new rendition of My Eternal Law.  So it is with all who will make the difficult climb into the sound of silence compelled by the inner fire or zeal fed by the impulse of the soul.

As well as a climb up a mountain the “wilderness” can symbolize this withdrawal into the vast “emptiness” of My Presence.  The wild wilderness, because My Realm is not so easily found in crystallized tradition, but in dynamic flexible thinking that can fit together the parts and pieces that otherwise look disparate to believers in separation.  The mind naturally organizes and separates and compares.  You must go beyond the “cities” and “towns” of mental organizations into the wilderness of stillness.  In such emptiness I Am Found and I Then Fill your void with My Wild and Wonderful Awareness.  Out of such Awareness disparities disappear and with them all separation.

So it is that Jesus went into the wilderness for forty days and nights before beginning His public work; forty nights of practicing emptiness and forty days of being filled with My Presence until He became completely My Envoy of My Compassion, Love and Peace.
The goal of meditation is like that of walking on water.  The mind and emotions, like the surface of a lake are constantly being churned up by the winds of fear, frustration, lust, etc., etc.  Like the surface of a sea they cause your little boat of meditation practice to bob up and down, sometimes violently, sometimes gently.  The time will come in your diligence when I Will Come to you in the form of Christ walking on the calm waters of your stilled mind and emotions and you will step out of your boat and walk with Me on that solid platform of calm in perfect peace.  Then you will find that you and your boat has immediately reached the other shore.
The feeding of thousands is the result of meditation.  On several occasions Jesus went to a lonely place, or across the water, or to a mountain to pray.  There he found that throngs of thoughts had followed Him there.  So He ministered to them, healing the sick ones and asking them all to sit down and be still.  His reason bound mind recognized how hungry all these throngs of thoughts and emotions were for His attention and feared there was not enough to go around, but His (My) Silent Presence blessed the little attention He had.  There He fed the throngs with loaves of prayer and fishes of contemplation.  When all had their fill there was such abundance of attention there were baskets and baskets left over.  Witness the livelihood of attentiveness to such work.

Meditation is for those who would know Me not by what others have told them, not by what teachers have taught them, not by what books have revealed to them, not by what the machinations of mind can put together on Me, not even by what the exalted emotion of the mystic can achieve through devoted prayer and fasting; but by the direct cognition of communion with Me on the mountain top of silence, in the wilderness of emptiness, on the calm waters of stillness.  There it is I walk; I sojourn with your soul and send you My Impulse; I light your path with your own burning aspiration.

Therefore, remove your tight fitting shoes of static tradition and wiggle your toes free in the dew of fresh spirit and there will be plenty of healing and sustenance for your throngs of unsettled thoughts.

Jesus taught go to your Father in private and close the door.  He taught do not worry about what you shall eat, drink or wear.   He taught to be ever watchful for His return; to keep your lamps well supplied with oil.  He taught that the greatest commandment is to Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.  How else might this be done but by fervent and disciplined meditation upon Him, Me?

This how-else question brings us to the forth fold in the Eight Fold Path of the Buddha, Right Speech – Correct flow of energy, prana, life or creative current – service.  This forth fold is another way to Me but is ineffective without the third fold – the practice of meditation.  Similarly meditation can take you only a little of the way to Me with out selfless service to others.  And so Jesus adds the second great commandment that is like the first: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

February 4, 2011

The forth fold in the Eight Fold Path of the Buddha is Right Speech – Correct flow of energy, prana, life or creative current – service.  The third fold is Right Livelihood which turns out to be not about the material, form livelihood that we typically think of when we use the term, but rather about a spiritual type of livelihood that is gained through communion with You, Our true Self, God.  Our true food then, comes from such communion found in the stillness of meditation or silent and deep prayer consciousness that is listening for Your Voice, rather than busying the mind with our concerns and attachments through supplication.  The response to temptation that Jesus gave, when he was hungry in the desert, once again comes to mind “Man shall not live by bread alone but from every word that proceeds from the mouth of God”.  Thus the livelihood of spirit is granted.

But there is another reference that Jesus makes to food or sustenance in response to when his disciples asked him to eat food they had brought to Him: “My food is to do with him who sent me, and to accomplish His work”.  How is this saying different from the first?  It speaks of work, as in service work, which is the way one gains a livelihood in the traditional material sense.  But You have just established the Word of God, as realized in meditation, as the means to our true livelihood, not the work of doing His will.  In this case of Jesus likening “His work” to food, I take it to refer to selfless service work which would be a spiritual livelihood by way of one receiving rewards in Heaven for having done the will of the Father.  It seems that if the forth foldof the Buddha’s Eight Fold Path is about service (Right Speech) why does it seem that the third fold, Right Livelihood, comes from the doing of service in this case?

Are the two folds different and distinct from each other or do they overlap in meaning?  One seems to be about positioning one’s self for the optimum hearing of God’s Word and the other appears to be about the doing of God’s Will.  Are these not two different things for they both seem to be about Right Livelihood.

Doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, in other words – service – the doing of My Will – obeying a fundamental principle of life – or just plain common sense, does not constitute one’s spiritual livelihood.  It is essential to realizing that livelihood however.  It completes the circuit, if you will.

Perhaps it seems to you that this discussion is a bit like splitting hairs, but you will find it helpful to recognize the fine differences between the method of gaining awareness of what your livelihood is, thereby accessing it, and the method of sharing the livelihood you have become aware of and thereby accessed.  There is the difference right there.  Through meditation (the third fold, Right Livelihood) you become aware of what is essentially already yours: spirit.  In spirit you commune with Me.  Such communion feeds your soul and brings its awareness in Me to the fore of your attention.  This awareness is your life line of spiritual sustenance and in it is your livelihood.  You will eventually come to know it as the only source of sustenance needed as you graduate from manifestation in the dense physical.

Sustenance is a two fold process however.  Once you have gleaned a bit of such awareness, the desire or urge, the Divine Impulse, naturally arises within you to share this awareness in whatever way you are able.  This is the “work” mentioned in the second quote of Jesus that you brought out above.  This is the very work that Jesus was engaged in at the time with the woman at the well.  Jesus calls it his food.  The livelihood is not the food but the means whereby the food is acquired.  Eating of the food – engaging in the work, gives nourishment thus completing the process of sustenance.  First you acquire the food then you eat of it.  These two facets are the Right Livelihood and the Right Speech; or the meditation and the service of the third and forth folds of the Buddha’s Eight Fold Path.

February 9, 2011

Right Livelihood is acquired through adopting and maintaining the correct posture, poise and position in one’s body, emotion and mind.  This is meditation.

Right Speech is developed through the rhythm of right “breath” in body, emotion and mind; inhalation, brief hold, exhalation, brief hold, inhalation, etc.

The word breath, above, is in quotes because I, here, do not refer so much to the breath of the dense physical body which, if left alone,  takes care of itself in response to the breath of the ethers, which in turn respond to the breath in the emotions and the mind.  Such breathing of the mind may be controlled when thebreathing of the emotions is brought under control.
Such “breathing” is your activity in the mind which precipitates your emotional health and your action in the world.  Right Speech is the correct control and use of this “breath” in selfless service to your fellows.  It takes the form of such service because in the light of the soul your fellows have come to be understood to all be one with You – the same as You.  What you withhold from your fellows you withhold from yourself.  What you share with your fellows you share with yourself.  You have come to know this as selflessness because it involves the letting go of the lower self or ego in exchange for the true Self that I Am.  I Call itSelfulness for It is the realization of Your Self as manifest in all people, even in all things; and It is I Am.
In My Self there is no ego, which as we have discussed, is an illusory self image based on the mistaken identity with the form that You (I) occupy.  So it seems from your illusory perspective that you become selfless, but when you actually set your ego aside completely You will find that the world is full of the real You, I Am and so You are Selful in your awareness at that timeless, eternity-full point of infinite expansion!

February 12, 2011

Right Speech is the result of My Breath in you.  I Breath into you My Breath of Life as you contemplate My Being within you.  I Fill you up with My Good Will.  You can only hold so much at a time and you cannot hold My Breath in for too long before you must exhale.  Your exhalation is your service to your fellows.  It is your doing of the Good Will I have filled you with.  This is Right Speech.  It is the out breath and makes you ready once again for another in breath of My Love.

This is the rhythm of the Life Breath.  It is the beating of the drum called Absolute Perfect Unconditional Love.  It is I.  I Am.  Om.

Through such rhythm I bestow life upon all My Creation.  It manifests at different levels for the various forms.  In the human form, for you to be truly human, it must manifest on the mental level, for it is at this level that love may be made unconditional.  Even a dog will love its master, but a human, through control, focus and eventual cessation of the desire nature can love without condition.  Such control can only be had through a discipline of the mind.

From the mental level the emotions may be trained and directed to respond with love in any situation under the sun.  This was Jesus’ meaning when he taught “Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you.”  Do good to those who hurt you.  It is this ability that differentiates you from a dog.  It is My Breath in you at the mental level that gives you this ability.  It is meditation upon My Presence in you that makes way in the mind for My in breath in you and it is your service to others, even your enemies, that is your needed and necessary out breath.  This is your Right Livelihood and your Right Speech.

Right Speech may take any form imaginable.  Be creative with the expression of My Love.  Words are the most cumbersome of expressions and are easily misconstrued, misinterpreted and so often rendered useless.  Actions do indeed speak louder than words and so Right Speech, more often than not, will manifest as an action.

Do not fret and worry over what act you might perform or what words you might say.  Such concern arises from the ego – that false notion of who you are based in the form you occupy.  Hold yourself in My Presence.  Abide in Me knowing Me for Your Self and I will guide you in your perfect out breath of unconditional love.

This is known as the practice of non-being – this practice of My Presence. Because of the aspect of letting go of the false identity as a separate being, you no longer are being that false identity.

The practice of non-doing is similar.  Because you no longer identify yourself falsely as separate from Me there is nothing you need do as separate form Me.  So to practice non-doing is to practice simply allowing Me to guide your actions through your natural response to My Divine Impulse felt through Your Soul.

Here is a tabulation of some synonyms that mark the rhythm of My Love:

Right Livelihood                                                        Right Speech

Meditation                                                                  Service

Mind                                                                           Action

Stillness                                                                      Activity

Spirit                                                                           Form

Communion with God                                     Communion with your fellows

Selfulness                                                                   Selflessness

Beat the Drum                                                           The Sound the Drum Beat Makes

Destroy                                                                       Create

Withhold                                                                     Release

Good Will                                                                   Good Vibration

Right View                                                                  Right Action

Orientation                                                                 Disposition

Acquisition                                                                  Sharing

Food                                                                            Eating

Hunger                                                                        Feeding

In Breath                                                                    Out Breath
Non-Being                                                                  Non-Doing

Chop Wood                                                                 Carry Water


Focus                                                                          Flow

Mental Control                                                          Heart Expression

Buddha                                                                       Jesus

And there are many more.  Think of them as the two wires that complete a divine circuit that energizes the light within.  That Light sustains You forever more and at ever greater capacity as you breath in and out each breath.

Post 75: Right Livelihood and Right Speech

January 21, 2011

The Buddha’s Eight Fold Path appears to be a guide toward ascension into the finer levels of spiritual awareness.  What can you tell me of the next fold in the practice of union – Right Livelihood?

January 23, 2011

The next two folds of the Eight Fold Path are Right Livelihood and Right Speech.  These re-present, if you will, the first two folds (Right Action and Right View) but at a higher turn of the spiral.

We have recognized the Five Orientations as a description of Right View. Thethird fold, Right Livelihood, might be described as placing oneself in the right position where one may best be able to be poised for the entertaining the outlooks represented in the Five Orientations  (Right View) and also those represented by the Five Dispositions  (Right Action).

The Five Dispositions being recognized as representing Right Action (the first fold) relate at another level to the forth fold or that of Right Speech.  Consider Right Speech as having to do with the control of energy or prana as it flows through your apparatus or form (your physical, emotional and mental bodies).  Such control leads to a greater capacity for fulfilling the first fold, the Five Dispositions which in turn lend greater impetus toward Right View, the second fold, the Five Orientations.

So, one begins the spiritual path with an attempt to make his path straight bydisposing himself to right relationship with his fellow man through right actionand orienting himself to right relationship with God through correcting his understanding or view of what his relationship to God is, and how to improve that relationship, or his understanding and awareness of that relationship.  As said earlier this is prerequisite to further progress.  This is not to say, however, that a simultaneous effort is not to be made at positioning oneself for a better disposal (Right Livelihood) to the Five Dispositions and also seeking an increased capacity for correct orientation or view in one’s relationship to God (I Am, your true Self) through the control of one’s speech or flow of energy through the systems of manifestation known as our bodies (Right Speech).  In fact, Right Livelihood is represented in the second fold of Right View by Orientation 5.Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything, as you will see in My upcoming elucidation.  Furthermore, the seed of  Right Speech is found in Disposition 2. Truth and Beauty to all Beings. Not much progress, therefore,  may be made with the first two folds without attention to these second two folds of the Eight Fold Path.

Post 74: Right Action and Right View

January 18, 2011

Right Action and Right View appear to be prerequisites for the other six aspects of the Eight Fold Path (Right Livelihood, Right Speech, Right Thought, Right Exertion, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration).  These first two form a foundation out of the solid rock (Matthew 7. 24-27) of devotion that love and commitment are.  In spirit we internally sense the intrinsic relationship we have to the source of all things.  In form we are given the arena in which we can demonstrate our understanding of spiritual qualities and relationships through our actions toward each other, toward all things.  In form we come face to face, literally, with the Creator as represented by all and everyone that appears to be outside of ourselves and are challenged to make visible what we know of the invisible; to make manifest what we know of the Unmanifested.  In the arena of form we hammer out and construct in objectivity what we know in spirit, that we may prove to ourselves the truth of that which we have subjectively realized.  It behooves us then to know spirit well, that our life in form may reflect the glory of the heavenly hosts.

It appears however that form has many gradations and levels.  Just as in physical nature there are different levels of manifestation (minerals, plants, animals and humans; subatomic particles, atoms, molecules, organs and bodies; planets, stars, solar systems and galaxies) there are levels of form that are beyond the physical.   In addition to the strictly physical apparatuses there are the emotions, thoughts, intuitions, and willfulness of the human nature.  It is these forms that help us to begin to transcend our strictly physical perception of the world and climb toward finer and finer qualities of manifestation until we find ourselves no longer in the finer gradations of form but rather in the courser gradations of spirit.

Post 73: Summery of the Five Dispositions and the Five Orientations

January 16, 2011

I can see from what You have said that the Five Dispositions and Five Orientations have their correspondences to the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes of Matthew 5. 3-14 and that they are further elucidated by the rest of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew, chapters 5 – 7) as follows:

Disposition 1. Healing and wholeness to all beings –
Thou shall not kill –
Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy – Matthew 5. 7, also related are 5. 21-26 and 7. 1-5.

Disposition 2. Truth and beauty to all beings –
Thou shall not bare false witness –
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied – Matthew 5. 6, also related are 5. 33-37.

Disposition 3. Gratitude and sharing to all beings –
Thou shall not steal –
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs in the kingdom of heaven – Matthew 5. 3, also related are 6. 1-4.

Disposition 4. Complete self control of the form in mind, emotion and body-
Thou shall not commit adultery –
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth – Matthew 5. 5, also related are 5. 27-28, 5. 31-32.

Disposition 5. Complete satisfaction with the forms given you to work with –
Thou shall not covet –
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted – Matthew 5. 4, also related are 6. 5-18, 25-34.

Matthew 7. 12 summarizes the first 5 beatitudes, the Five Dispositions of man.

Orientation 1. Toward purity and clarity –
Make no graven images –
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God – Matthew 5. 8, also related are 5. 29-30, 7.1-6, 21-23.

Orientation 2. Appreciation for and contentment with what is –
Honor your father and mother –
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God – Matthew 5. 9, also related are 5. 38-42, 6. 25-34.

Orientation 3. Intense inclination toward spiritual awareness and value –
Keep the Sabbath holy –
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven – Matthew 5. 10, also related are 7. 13-14.

Orientation 4. Spiritual interpretation of all things physical –
Thou shall not take the Lord’s name in vain –
Blessed are you when men revile and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you – Matthew 5. 11-12, also related are 19-20, 6. 19-23, 7. 7-11.

Orientation 5. Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything –
You shall have no other gods before me –
You are the salt of the earth / You are the light of the world – Matthew 5. 13-14, also related are 5. 43-48, 6. 24.

I can see in the Five Dispositions and the Five Orientations correspondences to the Eight Fold Path of the Buddha.  The Five Dispositions appear to delineate Right Action while the Five Orientations constitute Right View.

Right Action has to do with principles for the way people need to treat each other if they aim to be in alignment with loving God, or the One True Self, through the loving of each other and all that is in form.

Right View is about the outlook that needs to be adopted if a person would establish (or should I say re-establish?) in his awareness a direct relationship to God (or the One True Self) through the practice of seeing through form (meditation) in favor of spirit.
Right Action and the Five Dispositions then, have to do with how to be in form in a constructive and healthy manner that treats all other forms with the same respect that one gives one’s own form, because of the recognition that all form holds within it, and is the manifestation of, God- the true Self.

Right View and the Five Orientations are focused on the spiritual side of life and how we might approach a more viable direct personal relationship to Spirit or God.  The one requires a more objective (“do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) approach because it has to do with form, while the other takes a more subjective (love God with everything you’ve got) line of thinking since it has to do with spirit.

Post 72: Orientation 5 – Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything – Part 3 of 3
January 15, 2011 -part 3 of 3
Thus it is that My Burden is light and My Yoke is easy in the effort to be only that, that You truly already Are.  Thus you, in form, become the salt of the earth, the light of the world and bring savor and illumination to all in the house.  The goodness that shines through your form is witness to others that heaven abounds all about and the glory of the transcendent that is intrinsic is the truth of Your Being.

From this enlightened, this “saved” state of awareness you have no trouble in loving your “enemies” for you behold them in the same way you have come to know your Self.  You bestow no judgment upon them but that they are as much You (Me) as you are, though they have realized it not.   So as the sun shines without regard equally on all, so also does My (Your) Light shine as love without condition.  You then become a vehicle for My (Our) Purpose: Heaven on Earth, spirit made manifest in form.

You will find that you have mastery over all the earth, all that is in form; instead of form pretending mastery over you as it does all the while you deny the mastery of spirit.  To make spirit your master is to so devote yourself to your true Self that you see your Self in every form, behind every form and beyond every form.

If you put form first it will be the master.  And it is a hard task master, though it may seam pleasant for a time.
Therefore you shall have no other gods before Me, your true Self.  Why?  Because I Am a jealous God?  Because I Am an angry God?  Because I might send you to eternal damnation if you don’t?  No!  Because It can be no other way.  Because I Am You.  Because I Am All that is (and all that is not).  I Am The Totality.  There is nothing else.  You can have no other god but Me because there is no such thing.  To do so is just a lie and it will make you miserable to try.  This is your hellfire and damnation; a lie.

Therefore be still and know the I Am God.  Meditate.  Use devoted prayer to calm and quiet yourself until you can be completely still in My Presence in spirit.  Emerge from meditation back into form bringing My Presence with you as your Self and demonstrate My/Your Existence.  Reveal Our Reality to a parched and thirsty world by realizing Me Your Self.

This is the Law and the Prophets.  It is the Law of Life.  Try and perpetrate it on others, as all religions and nations have done, and you break My Law.  My Law is not of this world, not of form.  It is one Law: Love.  You cannot tell another you must love or be punished.  It does not work.  That is thinking in terms of form, of separation.  You must simply live the Law yourself, following it best you can, one day at a time, moment by moment.

This is the meaning John was getting at when he wrote his iconic song Imagine.

Because you are not separate (as this world, form, would have you believe) when you accomplish the Law of Life so also is it accomplished for “others”.  And so there is never a need to hold someone else to the Law.  It is enough of a job to hold to It yourself. Your fulfillment of it belongs to all and so is adequate and complete.   Be mindful.  It is in the spirit of mindfulness that the Law, or Key, of Life is delineated into its many precepts.  To stay the course, however, requires you to remain aware that there is but One Law, One Key, (with many forms) and that it is: “I Am That I AM” AUM.

Post 71: Orientation 5 – Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything – Part 2 of 3

January 15, 2011 -part 2 of 3

Remember that I Am your Self!  How hard can it be to be completely devoted to One’s Self?  You need merely make the shift in awareness that your self is not the separated egotistical self concept that arises naturally from being in form.  Your Self is the One Self Same Self that is in all form; that is behind all form; that is beyond all form.

Therefore, whatever you are beholding is Your Self.  Treat it with the reverence that It deserves.  These are what the Five Dispositions elucidate.  The Five Orientations, on the other hand, illuminate the most basic steps toward total devotion to Me, Your Self as you contemplate your direct acuity toward your awareness of Me.

Why bother you might ask.  Perhaps your life is relatively easy right now.  You have few really challenging trials and you have some money, a good job and family, and you enjoy spending your down time doing innocuous things like going to the movies, reading books, playing with your kids, taking long walks in the park and the like.  Life is basically good and you don’t really feel motivated to work at being devoted.

Or perhaps life for you is full of excitement; going to parties, eating great food, rocking and rolling, getting high, thrill seeking, the titillation of sex; all fun stuff.  Being devoted to something would get in the way, make you aware of principles or rules that need to be followed that would put a crimp in fulfilling desires for the stimulation of your form.

This is the ploy that form presents to its self and to the indwelling observer that is your true Self patiently watching and attempting Your communication with the form it finds itself in.

This is the first and the last temptation; to eat of the tasty fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.  It is what brought You (Me) into form to begin with.

If you find you are enjoying being in form and relish each new experience that comes your way it is a sign that you have already done some of the work of transforming your consciousness from one that is focused only on lower self preservation.  You have been partially liberated from fear and wanting to hide from Me (Your true Self) which is the initial reaction to awareness of good and evil.
When you first take form knowing the difference of good and evil, up and down and so forth, you realize that spirit is up, so-to-speak, or good, and that form is down, or in contrast to spirit, evil.  And you want to run and hide and deny that you are surrounded by such illness.  So it is that you yourself pull the wool over your eyes and hide from the truth.  Form, the objective world, becomes all you are willing to acknowledge as real and you are lost to spirit.  You compete and strive with the forces of nature and with each other to gain a foothold for survival only to eventually lose your grasp and gasp a last breath.  You find however that you were mistaken; that You are eternal and you come round again and again until little by little the true Self is able to break through the barrier of fear that being in form initially engenders.  You begin to enjoy life in form.

This is a good sign.  Enjoy life in form to the fullest that you can.  You will find however, that certain frustrations will ensue; not the least of which that all that you enjoy in form eventually turns to dust and you become parched.  When this happens seek out My Living Water through the endeavor of total devotion to your true Self which is in spirit.  When you do this you will find that what you enjoy in form has a spiritual reality that far transcends the material fascination and is thus a hundred fold the enjoyment.  (It is only because you have gotten your bearings in form that you are now able to comprehend what is in store for you in spirit; thus you see the necessity of taking on form.  It is an incubator for awareness.)

Post 70: Orientation 5 – Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything – Part 1 of 3

January 15, 2011 -part 1 of 3

Orientation 5. Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything.

You can see, perhaps, that all the Law represented by these Five Orientations and the Five Dispositions before them, boil down to this last Orientation that I Would Encourage you to develop.

Disposition 1. Healing and wholeness to all beings – for the sake of love’s mercy.

Disposition 2. Truth and beauty to all beings – for the satisfaction of love’s rightful place.

Disposition 3. Gratitude and sharing to all beings – for the expression of love.

Disposition 4. Complete self control of the form in mind, emotion and body – in favor of love’s heaven.

Disposition 5. Complete satisfaction with the forms given you to work with – in awareness of love’s universal presence.

Orientation 1. Toward purity and clarity – for seeing the presence of love.

Orientation 2. Appreciation for and contentment with what is – for the cultivation of the peace of love’s presence

Orientation 3. Intense inclination toward spiritual awareness and value – for the joy of love’s presence

Orientation 4. Spiritual interpretation of all things physical – for transmutation into love’s magnetic embrace

Orientation 5. Devotion to I Am, The Love in everything – for complete immersion in love’s intrinsic/transcendent balance in the dance of the unfolding universe.

The Five Dispositions govern your relationship as an individualized form with other individualizations of Me in form.

The Five Orientations work toward total devotion to I Am, the Lord of Love.

Without the adoption of the Five Dispositions, the Five Orientations are not possible.  Thus Jesus taught: “Love your neighbor as thyself”.

But the One Law (or Key) of Life, that all other laws merely delineate the various aspects of, is as Jesus quoted the Old Testament pronouncement: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul and with all your strength”.

This is the epitome of devotion.

It is this that all other laws of life are meant to illuminate.  They are the how to;The Idiot’s Guide if you will.
Your devotion must be complete, absolute, perfect.  Doubt not that you can accomplish this.

Post 69: Orientation 4 – Spiritual Interpretation of All Things Physical – Part 3 of 3

Jesus knew the consequences of shining My Light among men.  He said “Blessed are you when men revile and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you”.  And so men persecuted Him.  Yet Jesus dove into the heart of His persecutors and accepted their punishment for He new that to run from it would falsely empower it as separate from Me.

A prophet is one who has put My Light on a stand.  Those who have not cleared the window pane of their objective presence in the world will find My Light more or less bitter, glaring and unpleasant.  Depending on just how coated over their psyche is with the dross of material living they will be unable to adjust their I (eyes).

There will be some who are inspired to look more deeply within themselves.  Teach them how.

There will be some who will look to you mistaking your form for Me.  Show them only Me and be not beguiled into making the same mistake they have made.

There will be many that sneer and retreat and others that will hack and bite at you with their words because their single I (Am) is closed tight and they cannot comprehend the Light that can only be witnessed by the single I.  They will try to discredit you and make you feel stupid using many subjective tactics to try to prove how objective and superior they are.  Depending on how closed up your whole society is they may bring charges against you and even torture and slay your form.

For the one who has their I wide open it matters not; for though you be in form you have one foot in heaven already regardless of your circumstances; for you know that I Am in all things and circumstance and that the reality of life is not of the form but behind it upholding it and that I Will Sustain You even though the form suffers and dies.  Blessed are you for you have faced the darkness and walked into it with My Light and though it knew You not, you new that it too was You.  You are blessed even as you have blessed.
So, why “lay up for yourselves treasures on earth” in form as though the form were the reality that upholds their form?  Realize the treasure that is Me and Be Sustained in the abundance of spiritual truth that My Light Bestows on the one with the single I; the I that I Am.

Test the soundness of your I/eye.  Be still, direct your attention to I Am.  Consider an object, be still, direct your attention to Me.  I will reveal My Self to you.  If your window pane is filled with a lot of crust and hardened deposits, be patient.  Keep attempting to be still and hold your attention on Me.  I Will Reveal My Self to you and You will Know Me as Your true Self.
“Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.”  You will not receive a “stone” when you have asked Me for “bread”.

The obscuring dirt on your window pane is there from taking My Name in vain.  What is My Name?  I Am Everything!  Regard all as Me for I Am Behind all manifestation upholding it and sustaining it.  When you ignore the least of these or write them off as not worthy of you or curse them or harm them as though they were separate from You, you take My Name in vain.  What church hasn’t done this?  What religion does not do it when they adopt exclusive attitudes?  What nation does not do this when they put their own exclusive interests before that of all other nations?  What politician does not do this when he puts his constituents’ exclusive interests before the others of his country; or the interests of his career ahead of his constituents?  What person does not do this when they regard their own self interest ahead of that of others?

The world of mankind is covered over with the scales of delusion; the delusionperpetuated by the idea of separation .  The whole of delusion is the result of My Name taken in vein!  Therefore I Command you, if you would be free of delusion and Know the Name of God which is beyond the comprehension of the two eyed,then let your eye/I be single and take not My Name in vain.
I See What I Have Made and behold It Is Very Good.  How is it that You can see it any differently?  Only by deluding yourself.
Let this be the way you are oriented: interpret all things physical, emotional, and mental; all things in form as representing that which is spiritual; That Which Is I Am; That Which Is All There Is; the One Unmanifested Transcendent Non-Being that is manifesting intrinsically in all that is.

Post 68: Orientation 4 – Spiritual Interpretation of All Things Physical – Part 2 of 3

January 8, 2011

You must be still to realize My All Encompassing Presence and Know Me.  While you still rely on eyes that are dual you cannot truly See Me as You did in the Garden before duality.  You must learn to see with one eye; one I.

I Am Behind every form.  From the subatomic particle wave to the stars and galaxies, I Am the Jewel in the heart of the lotus.  At the center of every form I Present Myself to you, but veiled I Am that you be not overwhelmed by My Brilliance in contrast to the form you have mistakenly taken to be yourself.

Your liberation from this mistake begins with being still and detached from what you have taken to be yourself and what you have taken to be other than yourself.  In that stillness regard the objects about you, including the objective conclusions or thought forms, with an eye that is single, knowing that I Am at the center of each; knowing that this means that I Am not abolishing objectivity but that I Am Fulfilling it.

With every objective form, be it a physical thing or thought, ask yourself what aspect of the Divine does this veil; for while I Am One and Whole, even so I Am diversified in form.  The single I (eye) can reveal My Presence in any event, which is what every object and the objective represent.

As you uncover Me, My Light shines forth a little at a time in doses you can handle.  As you become accustom to seeing My Light with your single I you can open your I further to comprehend still more.

You become as a clear window pane that had been painted over so that no light came through.  Little by little you scrape away at the hard and crusty obstruction of the delusion that objectivity (form) is alone the source of your good.  Then with crystal clear vision see My Light with the now clear clean glass of the quiescent mind that lets My Light shine though it. The quiescent mind is still objective form.  It is form, but it is cleared by stillness.  Through it you can see the whole world anew, as it is, instead of in the shape you give it through the active, judgmental, desire mind.  Through it you can see Me behind all things, in all things and beyond all things and I Walk with You in the Garden once more.

My Light so shines through you when this occurs that you are a light unto the world.  Hide it not but put it high on a stand.
I do not of course refer to your ego, for your self concept as something separate from Me and from others (in whom I Am also) is not the Light.  It is your self concept as something separate from Me that is what must be swept aside or your glass will go dark for it results from the round-a-bout judgmental nature of differentiation.

Remember that this is a razors edge.  If you identify yourself with Me and My Light but exclude your brother or any form whatsoever as not worthy of you, you have failed to know Me.  Do not put this exclusive attitude on a stand.  Wipe your window pane clear and Know Me once more.

Post 67: Orientation 4 – Spiritual Interpretation of All Things Physical – Part 1 of 3

January 2, 2011

Orientation 4. Spiritual interpretation of all things physical.

It is with empty hands that your approach to Me must be made.  How shall you empty yourself when you are so full of yourself; full of form; full of identification with your body, with your thoughts, with your emotions, with your desires to acquire things, people, jobs, money, etc, etc; full of pain and frozen from looking back and seeing inadequacy and lack or loss.

Forward in awareness you must go leaving attachment to form behind you, but how?

In each present moment you are surrounded by forms; be they body, thought, emotion, pain or desire.  They have circled the wagons and like clothing have long served to protect you from the hazards of being in form.  You are growing however, and require greater freedom; for that which served to protect you in the past is becoming too restrictive for your present and future.  Like tight shoes they must be removed or they will cripple further advance.  How can this be done?

From the beginning of when you saw you were naked I Have Clothed in form all that is, including you, so that You, My Only Begotten Son, might be protected from the extremes of the elements of the knowledge of good and evil.  Here you are in those elements, protected by the forms I have given all things, for without the protection of form all would be laid bare and the extremes of good and evil (that is to say all opposition resulting from duality) would overcome you quickly like an extreme silent scream that would not end; a crushing explosive expansion imploding upon itself.  This is why you hid from me when you saw you were naked.  The opposition was completely overwhelming.

Now you are well acquainted with the imposition of opposition and you long for the peace that passes all understanding because it mends the fabric of awareness that had to be torn in two to make good and evil a reality.  This mending is accomplished by stitching together in consciousness the spiritual reality of oneness that is behind all duality and form.

Fix your attention on an object or a thought form and study it from the perspective of transcendent/intrinsic spirit to discover the spiritual value or truth that its form veils.  It is best to start with well known objects or forms such as “man” for instance: I have said that I created you in My Own Image; so what is it that the form man veils?

Aum, Om, I Am, Amen, Ahoh, Allah, Alleluia, Yahweh, Jehovah, Jesus, Christ, Krishna, Vishnu, Ishvara, Buddha, Emanuel.  What is this Word of God in all its many forms?  What is hidden, there, behind the form, within the form, beyond the form.

I have said that I Am That I Am.  “I Am” is a symbol for what is beyond form, beyond language, beyond conception wrought through the eyes of duality.  What does this symbol veil?

Post 66: Orientation 3 – Intense Inclination Toward Spiritual Awareness and Value – Part 2 of 2

December 29, 2010 – Part 2 of 2

Does it seem like an impossible dream, you being Me?  Remember You are not the form.  I present a rainbow of spiritual value to you that appears elusive, ethereal.  It seems that as you chase after it and grasp for it that it always departs from you or remains the same distance from you.  It seems you can never reach its end for it always moves as you do.  This is because you chase after it with the form as though that were You.  It is not.  The rainbow is You.  You cannot perceive anything that is not You for I Am All.  But when you perceive your body and think this is me and everything else is not me then you break the fundamental law of life that all is one.  And so you are lost.

Chase the “rainbow” of God Consciousness not with your form but with your spirit and you will find a “pot of gold” at its end so precious that you will be willing to give up all identification with form to possess it.  You will make yourself pure.  You will go through any trial.  You will make any sacrifice.  You will climb any mountain.  You will swim any sea.  You will brave any form of suffering.  It is the reason you took form full knowing that you would suffer and “burn in hell” until you remembered again the truth of Your Being; that You are one with Me.  Through the form now you make the ascent; through a consciousness born in form, that you may have the poignant understanding that only can come through the experience of being in form.  You climb that mount and then are born again in spirit making an evolutionary leap by faith into an entirely new species that is beyond human.

Call it the fifth kingdom, for the Kingdom of Heaven is as great a departure from the forth or human kingdom as the human is a departure from the animal or third kingdom of nature.  You will come to a point in awareness where you will no longer need to incarnate in the dense physical form and will continue on your journey to the divine through the higher kingdom.  You will manifest as a type of being that is beyond human in the dense physical and very much more alive and dynamic with wider ranging sensory apparatus and control over your environment.  You will have deeper, more intimate relationships and enhanced cooperation with your fellow inhabitants of this more spiritualized existence.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  The righteous are those who have recognized that they are not the form and are living out that reality even while they remain in form.  Those who are adamant that they are only form have no stomach to tolerate those who understand otherwise and so pointlessly attempt to prove their point by trying to make you uncomfortable and squirm in the form you occupy.  Be that as it may, you have realized the spirit within your Self and continue to be strengthened in your awareness until, born again in spirit, you are free of such perturbations and receive the Kingdom of Heaven.  This is the salvation Jesus came to show you.

Lean into Me.  “Keep the Sabbath” means take time from life in form to focus on spirit; to incline your self toward spiritual awareness and value.  The Sabbath is the time you spend resting in My Grace, My Goodness, My Love.  It is the time you spend in repose, keeping very still so that I May creep up close to your awareness and rub against your heart.  The Sabbath is the seventh day of creation.  All this time, eons, have been spent in bringing form into being and dealing with the consequences.  It has been a very long “week” and now is the time to rest and remember.

Devote all you have at your disposal to remembering who you are.  Make it your task in every endeavor whether it is caring for your children or your spouse, your neighbor or your neighborhood, your city, your country, your enemy, your world.  Thus it is that My Only Begotten saves His brothers and sisters from the destructive activity of those who would try to save themselves through attachment to form.  They but need to incline themselves to Me, stretch out their empty hand and not look back.

Post 65: Orientation 3 – Intense Inclination Toward Spiritual Awareness and Value – Part 1 of 2

December 29, 2010 – Part 1 of 2

Orientation 3. Intense inclination toward spiritual awareness and value.

Lean toward Me.  Burn with aspiration for I Am.  Awareness comes to you by way of your desire for it.  If you desire it not than it will not manifest in your consciousness.  You have free will.  I will not force My Self upon you though in reality I Am All you have, for there is nothing else.  I will allow you your delusion for as long as you like though I will continue to beckon to you to come closer to Me.  I will continue to search for a way into your heart though you may shut Me out as long as you like.  Lean inward toward Me and find your true Self.

Adopt My Dispositions and Orient yourself toward My Life and find that I Am You.  I Am Your Reality, Your Power, Your Love, Your Goodness, Your Mercy.  I Am Your Hope, Your Glory, Your Truth and Your Beautifulness.  I Am Your Peace and Your Joy, Your Righteousness, Your Wellness, Your Warmth, Your Light.  Lean in to Me and become in awareness what You truly are in spirit.
Let every new moment be eternal fulfillment of My Self in your awareness.  Moment by moment you stretch out your empty hand and I grasp it and fill you with My Presence.  I fill you with perfect peace.  I fill you with new awareness of My Truth.  I fill you with visions of My Glory.  I fill you with hope for the future and grace for the present and forgiveness of the past.  I fill you with goodness and wellness that bode well for healing the woes of the world.

Will you lean in toward Me; still your fears; quiet your anxious desire to control what you perceive as outside of yourself?  An “empty hand” is the “narrow gate”, free of the delusion of form, by which you may enter into My Presence with your awareness.  Here in lies your path to salvation from the delusion that you are separate from Me.  Incline yourself toward Me and I will give you rest.  My task and tact are Life and Light.  Your idea of separation from Me is darkness and the burden of darkness is death.
Taking on form has temporarily caused you to forget your Self, Me.  This is the wide gate, the easy way that most all trod and plod upon; easy because it requires no faith; difficult because it is painful and dissatisfying.

The narrow way is hard because it requires faith which is an uphill battle against the totalitarianism of form; easy because it satisfies the deep inner longing of the soul for its home in spirit.

Now remember Me and know your Self.

Post 64: Orientation 2 – Appreciation For and Contentment With What Is

December 23, 2010

Orientation 2. Appreciation for and contentment with what is.

When you have oriented yourself toward purity and clarity, this second orientation is much easier to wear.  Sublime contentment is the nature of the stilled mind and emotions.  Appreciation for what is before you is the path to this contentment.  Therefore enter into prayer with thanksgiving not just for the good things in your life but for all the challenges as well, for if it were not for these you would be weak, frail and lacking the ability to cope with unforeseen circumstances.  You would lack a creative faculty, for it is the trials of the life in form that call out your capacity to creatively meet a perceived need.  Be grateful then for all situations you find yourself in; for good or ill; for better or worse; even unto death; for death of the form is of no consequence to You/Me, Our True Self.  Why then should any suffering of the form resulting in less then death cause any discontent?  Be at peace with it all.
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.”

Those who are content in all circumstances will have My Countenance.  They make peace while others see only cause for war.  Irritableness is a foreign concept, forgotten in My All Embracing Compassion in every event.  My Ability to see through all forms presented to My Own Alive Awareness rests My Case and I Am Imperturbable and never cause harm.  You, the peacemaker, are I In perfect contentedness with what is.  You are My Beloved Son with whom I Am Well pleased.

Be completely unconcerned, therefore, with your welfare, with what you shall eat or drink, what you shall wear, where you will sleep, where you will live, where you will work, with your health, your age, your appearance.  Let these things and matters of form be of no consequence for you live always in My Presence.  I Am You.  There is nothing you need do.  Be content and I Will open the gates of compassion and they will flow through you in such transformative force that all your needs in form will be met with the greatest of ease.

I do not mean for you take what I say here as a reason to not be engaged in the securing of what is good and true and beautiful.  All in form must put hand to mouth and eat of the fruit of form.  Be engaged, but be unconcerned.  Be thankful in all things; every challenge an opportunity for My Grace to manifest through Your response-able creative endeavor.

Nothing you need do means: still the lower self, the machinations of mind and emotion.  Do this through the faculty of gratitude, appreciation, and contentment.  I, your Higher Self will then be able to work through you by sending My Impulse.  In wisdom then you can act and peace and compassion, My Love Expressed, is the result.

When someone asks for your money, give it to them.  If they would take your coat on a cold day, let them have it and give them your shirt too.  The boss wants you to work late with no overtime pay?  Accept no extra pay at all for the extra labor.  What an expression of grace that would be.  What a transformative act.

I do not encourage you to allow unfair and unjust practices to go unchecked.  I would have you seek out justice wherever you go.  I would have you consider your tactics and allow the tact of My Love, My Peace, to do the work.

Therefore “honor your father and mother” means be content with your lot.  Be content with your family.  Do not rebel against those you find yourself in the presence of, but rather be My Wellspring of love and compassion bringing peace when conflict arises.  In that peace does My Goodness abound, My Truth is made clear and My Beauty is revealed.  It is on your face and in the place of former adversity.

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