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I am not my self; the difference between your identity as consciousness and the ego-identity

Consider the expression, “I can’t stand myself anymore” or “I don’t know what to do with myself”. You might ask, who is the “I” and who is the “self” here? A person cannot be split into two identities. One must be the real identity. In these sentences, the “self” being referred to is the ego or false identity. The “I” is the true identity—or “I am”. To spiritually awaken is to identify with the “I am” and not with the conceptual “self”.

You are not your thoughts; rather, you are the entity observing those thoughts, listening to the voice in the head, and perceiving everything else going on in life. The voice in the head is mostly insane.

Imagine spending one whole day saying out loud everything that runs through your head. It would be terribly embarrassing and annoying, so we keep most of it inside. Yet we find it perfectly sane and normal to take those thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions seriously and to react to them. If you believe the voice in the head is you, you will even defend those thoughts as if fighting for your life. Unfortunately, this ego-driven state is a dangerous and ineffective way to live—a roller-coaster of drama, suffering, and crisis.

The mind will continue to do what it does, but we don’t have to take every thought seriously. We can learn to recognize the negative and fearful thoughts simply as ego—and as ultimately unreal. When I talk about escaping the ego, it doesn’t mean that all the ego’s thoughts disappear completely. I am talking about observing the thoughts and recognize them for what they are—as merely the functioning of the mind (a “useful tool” as Eckhart Tolle often puts it).

There is nothing wrong with the mind, but you are not your mind. You are consciousness, the awareness, life itself. To meditate is to learn not to constantly think, and not to chase a train of thought. What is left during those brief moments when there is no thought—that is the essence of who you are. Become aware of your “I am” here, and you have awakened. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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We the people have all the power

No country, aside from China, has engaged in more human rights violations in this past year than Slovakia. Along with many other corrupted countries like it, the Slovak government and media has perpetrated the greatest war against humanity that has ever been committed. Masks required everywhere. Mandatory testing every week. No right to see family and loved ones or travel anywhere even with a test.

That doesn’t work? Double down again. Now respirators are required if we want to buy food. Endless misery and violent threats in the range of 1,900 EUR for a population who barely earns that much in 3 months—all while the small businesses are stolen from hard-working entrepreneurs.

Yet again today, as I have done for months, I walked through the center of the city without a mask. See, I know that God walks with me—and that in God rests all power, truth, and wisdom. The corrupt government believes it has the power to remove God entirely by stealing our God-given rights to step outside, to breath fresh air, and to smile with and hug loved ones as we please. No government has this power and never will.

I walk through this beautiful world free and fearless, and I am not alone. God also walks with the millions of other Slovaks everywhere who are bravely doing the same—doing what’s right. This is a question of morality and it is the calling of our time.

We also take our children to playgrounds (illegaly) and smile at each other as they play together. The fearful, obedient double-maskers walk by with their families, clumsily explaining to their poor children why they cannot go to the playground. Going to the playground now has power. TV-watchers watch from their windows, in amazement, as the innocent children play soccer and basketball (illegally and maskless)—wondering how these uncorrupted souls could be so much braver than they are. Death has come to all those who cower in darkness and fear, but the awakened are now healthier and more alive than ever.

The more this sick government doubles-down, the more is required for those who are awake. We have the power, simply by not wearing a mask, to communicate to the countless brothers and sisters we pass, that this fearful pandemic story is a lie. This abusive government has not even bothered to give us the number of total deaths in 2020. In total disrespect to the population, apparently they haven’t quite gotten around to counting. How does total deaths (from all causes) compare to 2019 and 2018? Is it the same? 5% higher? We haven’t been told, but we do know that a normal flu does not cancel God and does not strip us of our human rights indefinitely.

I want to thank all the good, moral, decent police officers who are doing what’s right. As children, they dreamt of serving and protecting, of arresting bad guys, and none of them ever agreed to be corrupt instruments of a sick government that is abusing the population. The police seem to be doing what is right because they are good people who know the difference between right and wrong. We love, respect, and admire you.

I also want to acknowledge the fundamental decency of the Slovak people. In this past year, not a single person has scolded me for my acts of sanity. I know that, in places like the US, people end up in arguments and fights over this. But here, the basic respect and decency still exists.

As more people turn off the TV, as we look upon our brothers and sisters with love, as we recognize a world and a country filled with an underlying beauty that will always remain, and as we simply, quietly do what’s right—we see that we, the people, have all the power because God has made truth, freedom, and beauty our birth right.

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Only Heaven exists now

"Earth is being born again in new perspective. Night has gone, and we have come together in the light.

From here we give salvation to the world, for it is here salvation was received. The song of our rejoicing is the call to all the world that freedom is returned, that time is almost over, and God’s Son has but an instant more to wait until his Father is remembered, dreams are done, eternity has shined away the world, and only Heaven now exists at all."

-A Course in Miracles

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Purification is the decision to align your beliefs with higher truths

It is a choice to disassociate from the ego. A decision to value the miracle of the now, to practice non-resistance to what is, and to always respond to everyone and everything lovingly.

Higher truth is grasped in the form of various concepts and words, yet it is one whole. If you understand one piece of it (e.g., forgiveness), you have accessed the whole. This whole is nothing other than perfect knowledge, and perfect knowledge is superior to mere perception. It is also far superior to so-called rationality (which does not even exist).

Higher truth includes some of the following spiritual beliefs:

  • I believe that I am not my mind; rather, that my true identity is formless consciousness (or awareness, love, presence…these are all different words that mean the same thing and the words do not matter).
  • I do not believe in the reality of fear because I know that I am eternally invulnerable beyond form.
  • I believe that I am perfectly complete now, in this eternal, ongoing present moment, and am waiting for no future destination of salvation or heaven. The entire reality exists now and there is no other time than now.
  • I believe that the thought system of love is perfect and wholly true. Sin is where love is not. Anything done in love is done correctly. One need only learn what love truly is and what love truly does. There are books about it. I wrote a free eBook that you may enjoy on this topic, and it is called Belove: How to End Pain by Escaping Your Ego.
  • As love, we believe not in manipulation or attack; rather, in the thought system that is effortlessly giving, creating, accepting, open, free, fearless, joyful, blissful, and capable of solving every problem because the only problem is lack of love.

Purified, we feel the perfect energy flow from within and life is instantly and constantly perfect. From this true belief system, our decisions are very different. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Life is experienced beyond the mind

So much goes on in our heads, but nothing real can be experienced in thought.

Notice how everything real, beautiful, and enjoyable happens during the gaps between thoughts. We come alive when the analysis, the naming, and the judging of good and bad stops. This seeing with true vision is available to everyone through the perspective of consciousness or "I am". Focused attention with a still mind.

The thoughts, analysis, and stories of the mind are useful at times. The mind is a useful tool, but life is experienced when attention is shifted away from thought. This is learned through spiritually-alive teachings and through meditation. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Lack of love in this world is the only problem

Ignorant of love, humans are a cancer on the planet. We destroy. We use up. We suffer.

Enough. The only priority in this life is that we learn to love. In love we heal, we create, we provide, and we enjoy.

Most people do not know what love is. Love’s energy and wisdom has been lost in this world. We have it upside-down. Everything about life that doesn’t matter has been made to matter; yet it still doesn’t matter because love is still all that matters.

Love is not what you find or get from anyone, it is what you are. Love is not a feeling or an arrangement, it is a way of being in truth.

Forgive yourself. Forgive and accept it all. There is nothing wrong with you and there never has been. There is nothing you need to become other than what you are: love. Be that.

Love does not come to you; rather, it comes from within you. Let go of all that is blocking the love flowing from within. This is success. Furthermore, horrific revelations are about emerge that will require us all to see the world from the perspective of love, if only to maintain sanity in the face of evil. We want only love. We use it to transform darkness. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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The mask is about to be torn off

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For 1,000s of years, humanity has accepted the unacceptable. We were told it was human nature, but there is nothing natural about it. Violence, deception, domination of the many by the very few.

And what kind of people would do such a thing? Was there not a point at which their material wealth, comfort, and fame was enough? Could they not have respected us, allowed us freedom and the pursuit of happiness? What is this sickness that has gradually overtaken the world until it became so impossible that decent people finally fought back?

It is only a matter of days or weeks before the mask is torn off. When it is, the answers will be revealed with perfect clarity. When we are shown the unspeakably ugly truth, we will recognize that the problems of the world are not a result of human nature. We will know because we will not recognize ourselves in these ruthless, dark, corrupting forces that have been in control. We will see that we are good and loveable. We will realize that our confusion was painstakingly taught to us through the insane thought system of ego.

Abundance will emerge in all areas of our lives. There will be a new recognition of beauty and truth. Stress and fear will be forgotten. Our hearts and minds will open. Each moment, we will be grateful to be alive now, just as we wonder how we could have ever accepted things as they were before.

This is the Great Awakening. We undertake it now, tomorrow, and each day after that.

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When choosing the way of love and truth, the price is never too high

There are many portals to spiritual awakening. Some reach this state through the experience of unconditional love or the recognition of self-love. Others through present moment awareness or a religious experience. Others find it after the ego has been destroyed in crisis. Many people reach this state, but then lose it as they retreat back into the normal routines.

For your awakening to be ongoing requires that all decision-making, all communicating, and everything you do is wholly loving and perfectly honest. This sounds nice and easy (and would be in a different world).

This world is designed to punish us for this, which is why spiritual awakening is so rare. Awakening requires that we face the seeming abyss of punishment and consequence. This comes in the form of unjust threats from a corrupted government, healthcare system, or media. We also must face shunning from our friends. Too often, there is a need to find another profession or even face the painful end of a marriage.  When faced with these difficult choices, most people compromise.

But to compromise at all on the principles of unconditional love and total honesty / truth is to choose against your awakening—to be defeated by a world designed to domesticate and enslave you.

Any decision against awakening—any choice against love and truth—is a choice against everything you want: beauty, safety, true love, intimacy and so much more. What you want can only be found in love and truth (and cannot be experienced without it). When you trade freedom for a bit of temporary security, it only extends the problems of this world and in your life indefinitely.

For your life to change, and for the world to change, we need only commit to unconditional love and perfect honesty (and wanting truth) always. To do so is to realize that all the consequences you feared are only natural adjustments—the removal of all problems so that the light of true reality can shine. The adjustments are caused not by your decision for awakening; rather, by all the mistakes you made before this decision. It is a simple choice to invest more energy into a mess or to go on a wild ride that ultimately leads to perfect joy.

One important point: it isn’t your job to control these changes or to make any decisions about them. It is your job to love unconditionally and commit to perfect honesty; allowing whatever happens to happen because it must happen. When you don’t interfere in any outcome, and present yourself perfectly authentically, you may be surprised to find out that your worst fears never materialize at all (or, if they do, you are glad in the end). This is faith. We continue tomorrow, and each day after that.

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What conditions are necessary before people are ready to awaken or change? (part 2 of 2)

(Continuation from part 1)

“Only at the precipice will people find the will [strength] to change and break the system of control [be free].”
“Only then, at the precipice, will people find the will to change [to participate].”
-Anonymous

My spiritual salvation, my awakening, came at the darkest moment. My life was falling apart, I was losing everything, and I could no longer bear the suffering. We do not fully embrace fundamental transformation until we are at the precipice—the cliff, the end of the road, the moment of apparent destruction. Then, if we humble ourselves completely and make one simple choice, all the problems vanish forever.

I have seen overwhelming evidence that there are coordinated forces in the world who are on the verge of rolling out wonderful changes that are so significant, so transformative, so beautiful and good. This will be a dramatically different world from what we are used to. To make this transformation, all must be ready and willing to look at the full truth and see the unspeakable evil and ugliness that has been happening in the world for a very long time.

Certain thought patterns—such as ego, blind trust in authority, commercialism, superficiality, attack, and violence—must be unlearned. For anything fundamental to change, humanity must awaken. This can only occur after things seem so wrong, so dark, so hopeless—only then do we switch over to the awakened state.

In the awakened state, we recognize that it is all an illusion. False authority has no power. We don’t believe in or trust the government, the mainstream media, or the healthcare system. We do not comply to their orders or fear their false information. We know that it is a show, and the reason for this show is to teach this very lesson.

When the lesson has been learned by enough people, the good guys can move forward, we can remove the cancer, and the truth about us—our goodness, our beauty, our love, our creativity, our kindness—can reign. For the first time ever, society will be ruled by fairness, goodness, and we will live in total abundance of everything that has any value.

Those who have already awakened are already okay. We are unafraid and do not agree to what is wrong. We know that it is only a matter of time and we are doing our best to help others come along. All is as it must be. There can be no other way.

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