Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
How long can you go along indulging yourself in your thoughts and desires without some comeuppance and karma? The Law of Cause and Effect is the only organized pattern in creation for those people who do not listen to truth, wisdom or good advice. If you are going to remain oblivious to the signs of the times, then you will experience some stiff wake up call in the form of justice and hard times. You have to wake up and get some meaning in your life. You have to get a relationship with God while you still have time. Don't wait because you will regret not listening and paying attention to the warnings.
Do you think you have plenty of time to keep screwing around and being irresponsible and childish, doing whatever you please? Every word, thought and action has a result (an effect) that will come back on you. Can afford to be so cavalier and casual about your future? Will you close your eyes to all the signs and the prophesies that say things are coming to a head and there is hell to pay for our crimes against love? If you prepare yourself now by changing your ways, the hard times will not be so bad for you. If you learn to love, you will have already moved in the direction of growth and spiritual consciousness that God is calling every soul to grow into.
Above you and your ego - there is God. God is watching and God is in charge of the ultimate lessons of human beings. If you believe there is no God - oh my, are you going to be surprised by the fact of you being a created being much smaller than the Creator. Remorse and sadness will be your experience when you find out for real.
Prepare yourself as you will be tested and, at present, you are not ready and have done almost no preparation. Have you forgiven all those you are angry at, or hurt by or resentful of? Do that now while you have time to clear the air and clean your slate. Have the humility to ask God for help with your condition and you will be in better shape for the changes that are coming.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Everyone is so volatile emotionally that they attack anyone and everything just because they are angry inside and have not looked to what can heal their hearts and minds. Why don’t you go to what can heal you and fix you and cease all this invective and slandering of other people. It is not to your credit that you can prideful attack someone and rip their reputation into shreds as you miss all the good that person is and tries to accomplish in their life. You know that you would fall just as easily as they if that scrutiny was placed on you. Your door step is not so clean, so you should be very cautious about attacking anyone. You could be as lacking in good judgment as others sometimes are. So be more compassionate on the foibles of others who have good intentions and sincerely are trying to do the right thing. I have hope in the goodness of human beings. It is just that so many are losing their inner peace in the fits and reactivity to the situations around them.
Are you going to be on the side of the angry, hateful scoffers of goodness and those who resent the idea of a Divine Being? Or are you going to be one of the courageous ones who refuse to contribute to the anger, retaliation, and prideful hatred of others and the escalation of fear that is so prevalent in our world? Are you going to take responsibility for making the world better in terms of the atmosphere around you and the emotional energy you are putting out into the world? Peace starts with you. Others may or may not help you, but you can make a difference in the relationships you have in your communities. I see this country going down unless a few strong people get it together and stand for peace, compassion and caring for other people. We are going down the tubes morally and socially if some people don’t start being a positive force for change and consideration of others. I see less and less respect for law and order, for authority, for integrity, for doing things for others, for selfless acts of caring. I see everyone thinking only of themselves and being selfish, prideful, back-stabbing and mean. You will pay for those things and it won’t be pretty when the karma hits you. It will come back on you. You better change or we are in for a really bad time, much worse than anything any of you have any idea of. We are almost at the point where we have written our future by the devastating things we have done and the hardness of our hearts is going to seal our fate. It is not too late, but you have to get busy and do something about yourself now.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
The purpose of meditation is to get your consciousness in a place where you can listen to something higher than what your frontal lobe can generate. It takes courage to stop the cackling thoughts from meandering around in the head trying to distract you. It might be interesting to watch a rapid file of scenes displayed in your cortex like so many commercials on television. You might experience time moving along as you are lulled to sleep by the drone of images that inundate you every second. Meditation is something entirely different. In meditation you stop all of that insane activity of the mind and you cease being attached to what is outside you. In fact, in the ideal state of meditation, you should not be feeling your body at all. You should not be aware of your flesh body or what it is going through. You can’t allow your body to itch you to try to disturb your peace or pull you away from the subject of your meditation. If you are meditation on peace, then only thoughts of peace or experiences of peace should be accepted in your experience. Other things that are not related to peace should be left outside and discarded. You need to focus and not be passive. You must be vigilant and not stressed out or worried.
Meditation requires stilling your mind to focus on something other than mundane worries and situations. You slow your breathing and you get very simple in your mind until you slow down enough to wake up from being outer- focused. You relax and observe what your inner being brings up to your awareness from a much wiser place inside of you. We say that is God within. God inside you is going to give you an experience or the knowledge or words about some subject that you hold in your mind. The reason this is possible is that God has been waiting to speak to you for so long and finally has your complete attention and can inspire and guide you in ways that are good for you. This can only happen when you turn you gaze to something higher than what your body, mind and emotions can generate. You are not your body. You are not your mind. You are not your emotions. You are something entirely different and you will find out when you get proficient at meditation. Many people meditate just to relax and so do not go to the deeper levels off humility and purity where they experience a divine Source within them that teaches, guides and directs things. They only go to the superficial levels of relaxing a little and never dive deeper into the sacred streams of blissful connection to the God that made them. All of the mystics had this experience of ecstatic embrace with God at the center of their being. God actually has been waiting to get your attention for years and finally in a successful mediation, you might actually be able to ear God speak to you in your meditations. This is for the advanced meditators however.
Meditation is for the spiritual adults and not for those too scared to let go of their own ideas and anxieties. Meditation will reconnect you with God and thus with real love at the source of all. God is within you and that’s why you meditate.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
As long as we are not jostled or disturbed in any way, we can maintain a reasonable balance and equanimity. Most of the times we function fairly well and can handle circumstances and relations with others without a tremendous amount of controversy and agitation. Most people are like a glass of water with some sediment in the bottom of the glass. As long as they are not stirred up, the sediment is not a problem and not noticeable. If you shake them a little or disturb their tranquility even a smudge, all that sediment rises into the solution and clouds the water of their experience. It is when life’s circumstances are difficult that we see the true colors come out in a person. If we haven’t done very much soul searching or introspective work on ourselves, there is years of unexamined feelings, resentments, fears and anger waiting to rise up when the storms come to disturb our waters. The storms are a blessing in disguise because they show up the things that need our attention and we get a chance to examine and sort through the things we were trying to avoid.
Purity is one of those words that immediately attracts or repels us. We have associations with words that bring up prejudices and fears inspired by memories in our past. Purity might have a negative connotation if you think of it as inexperienced or shut down. Purity might be positive if you think of it as saintly or holy. Purity means unadorned, uncontaminated – innocent. To be pure means to have no contaminating or competing elements in your solution. Purity means to have one goal, one ideal, one desire without conflicting complications. Pure is clear. Jesus said in the Beatitudes, “Blessed are the pure, for they shall see God.” In God there is only light. In God there is no darkness at all. God is pure and those who are pure will become like God. In the heart are so many positive feelings and negative desires. As you sort through them and decide which to keep and which to let go of, you clear your solution, your psyche and soul of any elements that you really don’t want. That is a purification of your soul and your whole nature. This takes time. As you let go of things that are absolutely no good for you, you become more and more purely yourself and as a result you feel a whole lot better. Your real soul nature is like God, so that core of your being is pure. If you purify the outer nature and clear yourself of conflicting desires and ideas, you will start to become more and more like God and thus pure. In a much deeper way, if you really do the inner work of getting rid of the sediment and impurities in your being, you will actually be preparing yourself to come into real relationship with God at the center of your being. You will see God.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Inside your soul, the urgency to come close to God is also calling you to be more inner connected and responsive to the urgencies of God speaking to you. God has been trying to reach you through dreams and whispers for so long. Are you going to listen now? God is always available and longing to help you become like you were created - in spiritual image and likeness of God. Don't be dense - that doesn't mean physical likeness. It means spiritual likeness and image. The more like God you become, the more you will be happy and fulfilled. There is no real happiness or fulfillment outside of God. Doing your own thing will not make you happy. That will make you more angry and sad. Learning to still that noisy mind will help you hear what God has to give you.