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August 2018

Salvation is not elsewhere in place and time. It is here and now. (Eckhart Tolle)

We hope not for what will come in the future, and regret not what has happened in the past, because we know that reality is only in the now.

We no longer feel held back by our stories. No circumstance needs to change before we can be happy and complete. There is nothing to wait for and are no excuses to be made.

No longer torn apart by the painful tug-of-war between past and future, we are powerfully drawn into the present moment. Here we simply awaken to every sight, sound, taste, feeling and emotion. The energy building in the inner-body now is nothing other than pure love—made stronger with every breath, honored during each meditation, proven through every challenge.

The energy of joy builds until it has nowhere to go, then it extends from you as love—the inspired energy of creation, abundance, health, and everything you once dreamt of in the future. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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To heal is to make whole.

If you see differences between us, you are not seeing in love. Learn to see me truly and see that I am you and you are me.

I know my identity as love and have discovered how to easily extend that love in peace, how to dissolve all conflict through presence, and how to exist in joy now and always. You attack that peace because you are afraid. Fear is what happens when you seek peace, happiness and safety where it cannot be found; in separation.

You continue to hurt because you continue to believe in your specialness—in the ways you are different from me. I no longer see our differences. Yes, our physical forms are different. Our experiences, tastes and opinions are different. But these differences only bring an abundance of great beauty to this dance of life. Our differences have nothing to do with who we are.

Lose faith in your specialness and the false promises of separation. The psychotherapists and the other unhealed healers are wrong. Has this path ever brought anything of value? Here you have only suffered great pain and have found yourself alone, afraid of both life and death, ignorant of the present moment, lost in an uncontrolled mind that is confused.

Let go of fear. Make yourself whole by accepting me as part of yourself. I will not burden you with our differences, will not control you, possess you, manipulate you or diminish you in any way. This is the spark of love and the fuel for the flame that burns on inside you, regardless of your situation. Here you are loved completely while you are also free.

Today you are urged to identify with spirit and unite, make whole, connect in God’s perfect bliss that transcends any particular situation, easily overcomes any challenge, and brings perfect joy with each breath in this life and beyond. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Maybe our worrying, protecting, sacrificing and trying to control everything as parents is the problem. Kids get that everything is gonna be okay if we only trust. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

Read The Switch to achieve spiritual awakening through the power of perfect honesty.

Punishment is the root of violence on our planet. (Marshall Rosenberg)

We live in a society that uses reward and punishment to control and manipulate people. Rather than basing our relationships on love and respect, we base them on rules. Rules may seem reasonable at first, but then what happens when they are broken? Punishment.

All punishment is violent. In punishment, we feel morally justified in doing harm. We fail to respect a person’s soul and spirit. Now, instead of seeing a beautiful person with limitless potential, we see a problem to be resolved by force. If a little bit of violence doesn’t produce change (it never does), we try a bit more. Go far enough and murder may seem like a reasonable option. Belief that punishment is a legitimate option is the root of all violence, including all war.

Rewards are not much better than punishments. Rewards also look past the person and are only concerned with the mindless manipulation of behavior according to arbitrary rules. Rules, and their inevitable rewards and punishments, are the violent instrument of governments, schools, corporations and all forms of centralized institutions (i.e. “authority”). The lesson is to unquestioningly obey orders.

If this isn’t bad enough, too many of us use reward and punishment in our romantic relationships and family relationships. Most parents practice violence each day, and then wonder why the relationships with their children are broken. Punishment teaches only fear and breaks all relationships.

Furthermore, this faith in violence to produce desired behavior doesn’t work. The soul wants to be free, and so too often rules are broken. Even when behavior is successfully coerced through rules, the quality of doing is poor. Anything done from guilt, fear, shame and desperation is poor, half-hearted, and of no real value. Tomorrow we look at a better way.

 

Read The Switch to achieve spiritual awakening through the power of perfect honesty.

What is it for?

Yesterday we asked a question that leads to an awakening: what is it for?

Now you have the answer to this question. This is what you wholly want.

Perhaps you want perfect, unending love. Maybe you want to be appreciated, respected or adored. Maybe you want to make a difference. Or maybe you want perfect health, to have fun, or to feel good.

Is it possible that, all this time, you have been pursuing what you wholly want, but you have been doing it indirectly and looking in the wrong place? No matter how badly you want it, you will never find it in external form. Nothing real, nothing of any value or meaning can be found in a situation, or in a particular relationship, or in an accomplishment, or in a status symbol or possession.

Every step you have taken to find what you want within the realm of the external has led you further away from what you want. All the sacrifice has been just that: a massive sacrificing of what you already had in a misguided attempt to get it back.

Your awakening is your remembering that love, safety, freedom, and feeling amazing all come from within. All we have to do is remove the blocks by asking the question that delivers full knowledge: what is it for? Does it truly deliver?

We continue tomorrow and each day after that.    

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What is it for?

Today we ask this question again, but this time to truly answer.

Think of everything that you are doing, that you have, that you desire, that you work toward, that you dream of and seek.

What is it for? Today, please just write it down. We continue with this exercise tomorrow.

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What is it for?

Knowledge asks a simple question: what it is for? Everything that exists, everything we do, say, dream of, want, have, or achieve is for some purpose. What is the purpose?

What is it for? To ask, and then truly answer this question is to awaken to the realm of complete knowledge. In the next few days, we see past the impermanent, the situations, the mistakes, the misery, and the failures. Our vision will become so clear that now we can avoid the challenges, the drama, the errors, the misguided pursuits for the simple reason that we will now understand what it is all for.

Spiritual vision sees beyond what something is, beyond strategies, beyond symbols or possessions, beyond roles, beyond status and beyond all else that exists within the realm of perception.

What are you doing everything for? What do you not already possess that you wholly want?

We continue with this topic tomorrow.

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