Posts categorized "Revolution"

Alone we can do nothing. But together, our minds fuse into something whose power is far beyond the power of its separate parts. (A Course in Miracles)

You have free will. You can, therefore, choose to act as if you were alone. Nobody is going to stop you from creating the illusion of separation—an error that renders you powerless, miserable and vulnerable.

The light of love cannot penetrate a mind grasping at illusions of darkness. First, a crack must appear in the illusion—a single doubt about the nature of our essence, our truth, our identity—a simple realization that we are the same in all the ways that matter. The same = one.

We are one. Children. Parents. Friends. Brothers and sisters. Lovers. Life partners. Denial of our sameness, our oneness, is denial of your power.

You are not a single ray of light, separated from other rays. We, together, are the light. To know this is enough to instantly manifest perfect love, abundance, and total freedom. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Unless you create, you are unfulfilled. (A Course in Miracles)

“The ego’s whole thought system blocks extension, and thus blocks your only function. It therefore blocks your joy, so that you perceive yourself as unfulfilled.”

Unfulfilled, now you are incorrectly instructed by the world that getting will fulfill you. You believe that happiness can be found in consumption. Buy. Have. Take.

For this, you must sacrifice a great deal: long hours at work or worse—borrow, beg or steal. In this state of sacrifice, you no longer have the possibility to create because you no longer have the time, energy, or inspiration. Thus, the sacrifice you have been told will save you becomes the reason for deep, persistent unfulfillment which is only relieved temporarily by the meaningless distraction of consumption.

From the ego, we cannot create. Instead, we merely make from a place that is uninspired, ugly, manipulative, calculative, and incapable of delivering much value. Everything of value lies within spirit. In spirit, we extend truth, beauty and love by creating. This is where you fulfill your purpose completely and find lasting peace and fulfillment.

We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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If the human race is to survive, it will have to go on to the next phase. (Eckhart Tolle)

This is not about me and not about these words. Yet through these words, hopefully I am reminding you of a knowing that already exists within. In truth, there is no me and no you; rather, we are as one human soul with a perfectly shared understanding within the realm that matters. I am only reminding you about what you already know matters, and here there can be no disagreement.

If the human race is to survive, we need only remember what matters. At some level, we all know that our way of life is unsustainable, that we are on a crash course, and that at some point the collective ego will have caused so much destruction to the planet that the human race cannot survive.

So what are we supposed to do? We don’t have the power to overthrow the government, or even the arguments to convince our neighbors to change their minds. If it all feels outside your control, that’s because it is. The good news is that there is no true power in external form anyway. Power is, by definition, something you can control. The only realm you can control is within.

Yesterday we said that love is always the answer. If, today, we are asking a question, then let’s return to the answer. Love is what will save us. Love will save the human race and life on Earth.

A person who has fully-awakened to the love within can cause no harm. Here, there is no conflict, no greed, no hunger to acquire more, no need to take from another. In love, there is no miscreation of monstrosities—only creations that are useful, healthful, and beautiful. In love, there can be no lack, no brother or sister is left to suffer, no desire to cause harm to life, no problems.

One day we will look back on life before love as if it were only a terrible dream. Until then, we continue bringing the light of love tomorrow and each day after that.

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The only aspect of time that is eternal is now. (A Course in Miracles)

What the mind perceives as time is only the movement of matter in the eternal present moment. The Earth spins around once and we call that a day. It revolves around the sun once and we call that a year. All the while, form is unstable and constantly changing. Some changes are visible, others take place on a scale of smallness that we cannot perceive, and still others on a universal scale so large that we cannot comprehend. But all things change and this we perceive as time.

When we throw ourselves into time, the realm of the ego, we align with this constant change and turmoil. We sacrifice the eternal now only to become like any other form of matter—just stuff that is always striving, colliding, and waring over nothing. Here there is no truth because there is no permanence.

Men have seized power, conquered countries, and put up monuments only to be completely forgotten after this planet spins around the sun a few more times. If you are looking to the future or holding on to the past for meaning, you will never find it. In time, nothing can be gained, nothing is eternal, and there is nothing of value.

But when we awaken to the now, we align not with form but with spirit—which is non-matter (nothing). Our spirit is connected to the vast, unchanging empty space between the stars. This invisible spaciousness within us has no form and cannot be threatened because it cannot be changed. It is, always was, and always will be. This is “I am”—formless existence which cannot be seen, described, or measured in time. Spirit can only be perceived in eternity, which is the same thing as now.

Science, which is the study of matter, is useless here. Senses fail. Logic fails. But on a level beneath this, spirit is real indeed. It is love, it is feeling good, it is energy, it is inspiration, it is everything that matters. Live here, create here, and exist eternally in peace with God. Live in time and align with the dust.

“Eternity and peace are as closely related as time and war.” A Course in Miracles

This is all rather simple. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Rest does not come from sleeping, but from waking. (A Course in Miracles).

“The world is very tired because it is the idea of weariness.” The idea of the world is that our purpose is to sacrifice, to tolerate maximum suffering and discomfort because of rewards and punishments.

Schools keep little children in frustrated obedience for too long. Employers keep us at work even longer and pay us as little as possible. Governments make strict laws and tax us to the highest level we can stand. Relationships and marriages come with too many demands and expectations in return for too little bliss. We are asked to sacrifice, always sacrifice, and we have come to believe in this manipulation, this theft of our lives. We even call this “the real world”.

All this sacrifice is making us so tired that sleep doesn’t even help. We live for weekends or brief holidays and, just as the dark clouds part and any inspiration appears, we are sent back into the sacrifice. In a way this is done to us, in a way we do it to ourselves. Fuck this.

Tolerance for sacrifice is not the purpose of your life. Furthermore, you will never reach happiness through sacrifice (only more sacrifice). The only way to break free from this dreadful cycle is to remember your spiritual identity and simply begin to live in truth.

You are spirit, not the voice in your mind. Your first priority is to feel good now, not in the past or future. Love is everything, and through love comes perfect knowledge, freedom and abundance. You forgive yourself and others. You break free from this dreadful isolation, you stop competing, attacking, and being right. You connect, you accept others, you give, you create regardless of what anybody thinks. Now accept, without any judgment, the drastic changes coming your way. Now you have chosen the way of spirit and this requires no sacrifice. Rest in joy.

“You are the light of the world with me. Awaken and be glad.” We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Quotes from A Course in Miracles

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If you had a choice, would you choose suffering or joy? (Eckhart Tolle)

If you think about recent history, turn on the news, or even watch a popular movie, you instantly realize that the world is in a state of madness and insanity. It would seem perfectly natural to react with negative feelings such as fear and outrage. But, as Eckhart Tolle explains in The Power of Now, “Sanity is there underneath the madness. Healing and redemption are available right now.”

How can this be? We are taught to seek change by fighting the system or trying to change others. Experience tells us that this is impossible. Thus, we learn to give-up and give-in to suffering, despair, and complaint. Uninspired, we live as if we have no power and no influence.

Yet, “If you really knew deeply that everything is okay, which of course is true, then would you have those negative feelings in the first place?” Madness cannot be cured by negativity. Violence cannot be ended through attack. To heal ourselves is the only power we have; yet this is the only power great enough to heal the whole world. We need only access the power of now.

Now, look not at your life situation or the state of the world. Look only at your actual present moment in this time and place. Start with full acceptance of what is in your reality, here and now. Breathe. Are there any problems now? Learn to live from this place. If your present moment is not okay, you have three options: leave, change it, or accept it. Whatever the outcome of your decision, accept it. Have patience, follow your intuition, have faith.

Learn to live from a place beneath the insanity. Until then, nobody is going to take away your right to suffer. If this is what you want, you are free to suffer. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Is there joy, ease, or lightness in what I am doing? (Eckhart Tolle)

Yesterday we discussed the difference between making from the ego and creating from the depth of consciousness. As we go through our days, as we strive toward our goals and do what we do, how can we know whether we are creating or merely making?

Eckhart Tolle explains, “If there is no joy, ease, or lightness in what you are doing, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to change what you’re doing. It may be sufficient to change the how. ‘How’ is always more important than ‘what’. See if you can give more attention to the doing than to the result you want to achieve from it.”

Humanity is currently going through the greatest shift in ages—the shift from the fallen, mind-dominated state to a state of consciousness. To reach this state on an individual level is called salvation, atonement, awakening, awareness, and there are many other words used to describe the state of consciousness. What happens when a critical mass of the population reaches this state together?

To reach this state on a massive scale is called the consciousness revolution—which is the only real revolution and humanity’s only chance of survival. Any revolution that involves attacking or trying to destroy a problem will fail to produce the desired result. The consciousness revolution attacks nothing. Through it, we quietly create a new Earth by simply creating together in harmony from a place of joy, ease, and lightness. We live and create from a place of feeling good. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Your starting point is truth, and you must return to your beginning. (A Course in Miracles)

The return to knowledge involves the undoing of a thought system called separation—otherwise known as the fallen or egoic state of existence. You fear this undoing as though it is death, but in truth it is only the death of error and suffering.

In simple terms, belief in separation means that you believe you are separate from the universe, you have the power to create yourself, you can control what happens, and that you will find your own salvation by arranging the external world according to your liking.

This thought system is the normal state of human existence, but it doesn’t work and never has. Has it brought you lasting peace and happiness so far? Why, after so much time adhering to a system of thought that has failed you, do you cling to it ever more tightly?

Even if you do manage to get what you want, it isn’t going to be what you want. That’s why the fabulously rich and famous often end up depressed or suicidal. Seeking salvation in any external form is error. Getting what you want in this life brings a happiness that is momentary and fleeting like the high you get from a drug.

But the mind has tremendous power under any influence. Belief in separation has miscreated a world ruled by fear, judgement, violence, tragedy and terrible suffering. People and institutions do horrible things because we have become infected with an insane thought system. Do not fear this undoing—the remembrance of knowledge and the end of error.

Now we go back to before the thought system. You were born already perfect and complete, just as you still are now. You are perfect love and all your needs are provided for. You are simple joy, happiness, and pure inspiration. For a long time, you have been taught to sacrifice. Now you forgive yourself and everyone. Together, we undo error and we heal. We lose faith in all thought systems and we return to the oneness of knowledge at the source. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.  

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Perception must be straightened out before you can know anything. (A Course in Miracles)

Socrates once said that the only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing. He was exactly wrong. This biased perception teaches us not to know, and then to pretend that we do know because we are rational and unbiased. This is dishonest and insane.

“True perception is the basis of knowing.” Knowing is possible, but only after ending confused perception.

A mind that does not know interprets. Interpretation cannot result in true perception or knowledge because it comes from the egoic mind. In the egoic state of changing opinions, false memories, selfish agendas, illusions of grandeur, and unrealistic hopes and dreams—knowledge and wisdom is unattainable. A confused, interpreting mind has no real power and cannot be scientific or rational (though it may falsely pretend to be so).

“You can see in many ways because perception involves interpretation.” This is the cause of conflict and the reason nobody seems to agree on anything.

Knowing is possible, but only through a spiritual awakening—a knowing of your true identity—an identification with your soul or essence. This transformation takes place within the realm of perception. In other words, “Spiritual sight is symbolic, and therefore not a device for knowing. It is a means of right perception.”

When you know who you are, when you know what ego is and how to escape it, when you are fully-aligned with oneness and begin to exist in the now—this is when the struggle of learning ends because knowing becomes effortless. You need only make up your mind in the realm of perception and all power, knowledge, and wisdom is yours. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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“You know when you have ceased to ask questions.”

Quotes taken from A Course in Miracles.

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Belief in a future heaven creates a present hell. (Eckhart Tolle)

Living for the future, in any form, is a distortion of life. The religious seek heaven. The political ideologs seek utopia. Whenever a future goal or destination becomes so important that we become willing to sacrifice the present, all is lost. This is what is meant by “the ends do not justify the means”.

Any true vision, goal, or destination must be accessible immediately, in the present. That which is real is eternal and unchanging. If what you seek is beyond reach now, then it cannot be considered eternal and, therefore, is not real. You are sacrificing all that is real in pursuit of an illusion. This is a tragedy in any and every form.

When Jesus referred to the “Kingdom of Heaven”, he was not referring to a future destination in the sky. He was telling us about consciousness, the awakened state, enlightenment, which is accessible only now. Of course, the church has distorted this message by having us believe that this life is only meant as a preparation for death. Life is supposed to be hell. Death is supposed to be your reward. This has created the sickness of fear, obedience, and suffering in the lives of countless people over hundreds and hundreds of years.

Any state of being that is real is accessible now. Nothing external, nothing in the realm of form, is required first before you can enter the state of bliss, awareness, utopia, nirvana. Heaven is now. You are meant to go there now and to bring others along. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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"Belief in a future heave creates a present hell." The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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