Posts categorized "Spirituality"

Abscondo Podcast #91: What happens after the Great Awakening?

With all this talk of the Great Awakening, the threat of COVID and the Great Reset, election fraud, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, MAGA, MEGA, and so on...I wanted to offer the perspective of a person who has gone through his own Great Awakening almost 20 years ago. What is life like? What comes next? What other steps are required for happiness?

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


I forgive all because I know that error and sickness is impotent.

662b

Total healing requires only a single instant of unconditional love. This means loving every being as one—as an extension of the self—and then extending that love without any form of attack. Withholding forgiveness, punishing, blaming, shaming, making demands—this is faith in attack, not in love.

This lesson is that only unconditional love—which includes unconditional acceptance, total forgiveness, and perfect honesty—is healing. The lesson is easier to apply in the case of small errors. But how can we apply unconditional love and total forgiveness where there is child abuse, murder, violence, oppression, or corruption?

Start by remembering that only a single holy instant of your perfect love is enough for total, eternal healing. If you can do this fully once, you break the ego’s grip on your forever. You may occasionally get pulled back into fear or indignation, but you will never forget the higher truth of perfect, unconditional love. This will be your home.

I am thinking about the liars, the criminals, those who murder the innocent, yield fear as a weapon, those who rob populations of their livelihoods and traditions—I ask myself again, how am I to love these people unconditionally and forgive completely? After I experienced my holy instant—my awakening to spirituality—I can no longer believe that anything of the world has any power over perfect love (which is, in other words, the force of life, of creation—God). If I stray from love, I place my faith in the ego, I believe in the power of error, and in evil itself as a real threat.

The fallen and corrupted are those who believe in their black magic—their secrets, their bargains. And where has it delivered them to other than hell?

We are not bodies warring; this is not who we are. Our identity is in spirit. It is not in the realm of physical matter. Consciousness, itself—the “you” who is observing your thoughts, sensing your body, perceiving this world—consciousness is the same across us all. This is what is meant by “we are one”.

In spirit, we all have the same needs—and they are already fulfilled when we stop sacrificing to the ego. Those who identify with the ego desperately seek to fulfill their needs in the world. This strategy always fails because reality is non-negotiable.

I forgive all because I know that error and sickness is impotent. “Evil” has no power over the real me as eternal love, spirit, consciousness. Any correction or healing can only be done by teaching the true lesson: love, and do not attack in any form.

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


The only thing that is required for healing is a lack of fear. (A Course in Miracles)

“Don’t worry!” It sounds easy, right? But to achieve fearlessness is to reach the highest level of success in life.

From fear flows illness, suffering, grumpiness, anger, hate, jealousy, and all negative emotions. It is only one thing, though appears to take many forms. The only antidote to fear is love. When aligned with love—in love with yourself and all of life—fear is absent. Only fear pulls you away from love, and it is impossible to feel and to experience both love and fear at the same time. You can’t serve two masters.

If you choose to view the world around you from a position of fear, your impulse is to control everything. You fight everything. You attack and do whatever it takes to shape the world because you believe it will end suffering and stress. Has this worked so far? No, because it is impossible. The world is too complex to be controlled and too far outside of our control.

If you choose to view the world around you from a position of love, you find that love is truth. You learn that wanting this truth requires openness, honesty, and acceptance. Your role, as love, is to dissolve conflict, to create, and to serve. You can effortlessly bring positive energy and a cooler head to all situations. You can allow people and events to take their own course and respond lovingly, without trying to control.

But how? Not by trying to delude yourself. Not by establishing boundaries. Not through wishful thinking. This is all very fragile and is of the ego because it is separation. Separation is a choice for the values of death, and ultimately leads to more fear.

The answer: through faith. Faith in the power of love now, which is the divine force of life. Aligned with love, there is no stress. Therefore, no illness. Love allows you to ask real questions and receive real answers. As love, you have the power to look upon anything and transform it from dark to light by simply revealing its reality. Your relationships are unbreakable, your value clear, your eternal life built upon a foundation which is beyond threat. As love, there is nothing to fear.

This isn’t easy as an ongoing state, but even a holy instant spent aligned with perfect love is the miracle. Perfect love is a daily practice—a spiritual practice. This is what we are doing here.  

0001-13227250223_20201117_135243_0000

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


It is a fundamental error to believe that deception can defeat the truth

Deception only leads to victory when it is in competition with different deception. In the battle between two illusions, two liars, one may appear to win or gain something. But, when pitted against the truth, the deceiver always loses.

The warrior yielding the truth always wins—but that truth must be nearly total and absolute. In worldly battles, the truth must include evidence and logical consistency. In the spiritual realm, the truth must be loving, beautiful, self-evident, and beyond debate. When there is a marriage between worldly truth and spiritual truth, the power is such that any enemy is defeated just as quickly as the deceit is revealed.

When you have been steamrolled by truth, the only possible outcome is surrender and immediate correction. To continue to fight is to fall harder. But if you surrender, if you come to the light to confess and atone, you will be forgiven because forgiveness is also part of the truth.

A fundamental error in business, politics, relationships, and life is to believe that deception can defeat the truth. Reality ensures that there is no competition at all.

0001-13186255482_20201116_161524_0000

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Truth has no agenda

This is exactly it. Truth is. It is beyond debate.

No one needs to agree with the truth for it to remain true.

It needs no defense, but for healing to occur it must be revealed.

Just give me the truth! Let me help reveal it.

When brought into the light, even ugly truth is instantly corrected and has no power.

How does this happen? Through love, our true identity, the energy of life, itself.

Truth, honesty, love, beauty, God--it is all one and the same. This is reality.

To bend the truth at all, ever, is to reject reality. Agenda is of the ego, and it is always an error.

I choose to live in truth and honesty, believing in no agenda, feeling to need to manipulate. This total diminishment of my false identity allows the reveal of my real one.


IMG_20201113_110643_858

*Image repost from David Fishman (@dovpeace) on Instagram

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


How can we forgive the fraud, the lies, the oppression, and everything that has been done to us?

We are awakening to a new understanding of the world. For longer than we have been alive, our world has been ruled by dark forces. What we have been shown and taught is not real. Now their control over our lives is slipping, and all the chaos of 2020 is their last attempt to hold on as the forces of light take over.

We are fighting for our lives, placing our faith in truth-seeking and truth-telling. We see what is happening. We understand the depths of the wrongdoing. Many are calling for revenge. But how do I see this as a spiritually awakened person?

I do not believe in attack in any form, including punishment, because it teaches nothing. I believe in total forgiveness. I believe that the idea of sin is an unreal perception of error. Yes, many have committed tragic errors. They are already paying the price, yet they continue because they see no way out. They believe that, if they were to confess and atone, that they would only be severely punished—perhaps for the remainder of their lives.

Like everyone, I have suffered under the crimes of these people. Their ignorance has caused unnecessary fear, confusion, and impoverishment in all forms. They have corrupted every aspect of society. But deep down, I do not want punishment. I just want it to stop! That is what all of us are fighting for.

Please. Just stop. Be honest. Be fair. Let us be free. Let us live our lives. That is all we want.

Now this is coming to a head. If our response is only to punish, then the Great Awakening—or the Consciousness Revolution—will not have occurred. Instead, we will continue to believe in us against them and that attack teaches lessons or means something. Yes, we will have won this battle. But, in the end, if we do not forgive then we will be no different from them. Healing is impossible without forgiveness. Without true forgiveness, the sick thought system of ego will continue to prevail over the world as it has for thousands of years—only it will be our side teaching it. Let us, instead, teach the true thought system.

This is not about us against them. It is about using truth to reveal corruption and love to dispel fear. I do not want to lock anybody up. I want healing. When the forces of light prevail, I pray we create space to look at the whole truth. We can encourage everyone to tell the whole truth about what we have done and why. This is how we destroy ego.

Strip them from their positions of false authority, yes. Then make them humble by making them confess the whole truth about what they have done, why, and why they know it is wrong. We are not victims, we are healers. We will cast out the ego. We will bring them to their knees and then correct all error. This is love, which contains all power and is the only real revolution.

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Nobody gets away with anything

Nobody has ever woken up one day and said, “I’m sure glad I stole all that money, helped rig an election, or killed those people.” After committing the error of lying, cheating, or murdering, it would be impossible to look anyone in the eye and say that it was worth it. Not a chance.

Innocent people often envy the lifestyles of the rich and famous. We imagine how happy we would be if we were in their position. But we don’t understand the horrible deeds often required to get to that place. We imagine it in such a way that, in the end, the money is that good. We believe we will be happy.

This is the path toward corruption—the decision to put aside right and wrong for some supposed treasure or reason that is worth it. Unfortunately, committing the crime brings its own immediate and lasting punishment. Even before you are caught, you face unimaginable stress, fear, misery, and isolation. This is hell, and the treasures you sought will not be fully enjoyed and will not save you.

Become corrupt and there is no going back. Now you must fight harder to hold onto everything, to get away with it all—to the extent that you are forced to commit even worse crimes to buy yourself a bit more time. Still nothing helps. The happiness you sought always feels just around the corner. Tragically, the ending to this story is always the same: the truth is revealed.

Even the best strategies and skills are of no use unless deployed on the side of love—which is one with truth. Truth and lies cannot be equal, just as reality and delusion are not. On one side is everything, the other nothing.

The errors of the world we see now are so profoundly tragic, impossible to accept or understand, but they were all committed by people who simply did not know. These are the ways of ego, and the purpose is always to teach us that there is no other way toward anything we want except for love. Love is always truthful, honest, fearless, open, giving, creative, and accepting.

The only treasure is love and it is yours when you lose faith in other treasures. Resist this lesson, attempt to find other paths to happiness, and continue to cause suffering. The only reason for all the suffering is simple: so that we each may learn the lesson. When we learn, the suffering stops. Why resist?

21

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Why are most people unwilling to see the truth?

If you are like most people, you might sometimes avoid the truth to protect yourself emotionally. To stop anything from ruining your mood, you avoid difficult topics and conversations. In the short term, this seems to work. In the long term, you suffer more.

Avoiding the truth is like hearing strange sounds in the basement but deciding not to go down and check it out. While you put off that terrifying moment of confronting your worst fear; your lower-level suffering will only nag you until you deal with it.

Normal people go through life afraid and in the dark. When talking to loved ones, they claim to want honesty—then respond by harshly judging, or even punishing the person for giving it. They claim to want to stay informed about world events, yet are only willing to consider the usual, corporate, mainstream sources of information deemed safe by authority. While all this is done to protect emotions, it has the opposite effect.

Now important aspects of your relationships are hidden. The other party suffers. Your closeness is undermined. You are losing the person. This approach causes toxic and eventually broken relationships by undermining the basic conditions required for a strong relationship.

Also, in the state of not wanting the truth, significant world events are completely misunderstood. Everything seems senseless and chaotic. Worse yet, you are allowing terrible things to happen in the world because you don’t want to know about it. Massive crimes are committed, people suffer the consequences, and only because most people don’t want the truth.

All the while, the ones in the dark suffer more than the ones who know.

The life experience of a truth-seeker is superior. We ask for total honesty and openness in our relationships and never punish anyone for giving it. We seek to know what is really happening in the world. We entertain conspiracy theories while rejecting the ones that don’t make sense. We look at who is funding what, who a person works for, what is their track record, why are they doing this or saying that. We come to our own conclusions—which we are always willing to change with new information.

By wanting the truth, being honest, and accepting reality, you suffer far less. Suffering lives in the darkness. Those who want the truth shine light on darkness. When this happens, reality is understood, things are in the open, and the problems are dealt with. All the while, there is little confusion. You know what is going on, what is likely to happen, and what you are going to do about it when it does. You handle your emotions ahead of time and are prepared to confront situations as they arise.

This Great Awakening is happening because more people have decided to want truth. This changes things so fundamentally that the criminals who have been running the world can no longer operate. The darkness is vanishing. To end suffering in our lives and in the world, we need to be honest and want truth—even the ugly truth.  

0001-12772885059_20201106_133513_0000

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


The fallen person needs to feed on your suffering. Don't be the food.

Why is the news spreading fear? Why is the government scaring us? Why do we sometimes get treated abusively by doctors, nurses, teachers, and others in positions of authority? The underlying question is: why would a person want another person to suffer?

To those of us who are conscious and guided by love—who are basically good and kind—it makes no sense why anybody would want to inflict pain and suffering onto others. To understand why this happens, we must understand ego.

As Eckhart Tolle explains, every person who lives in the egoic state experiences suffering. It is as if they are possessed by something, which he calls this the “pain body”. Every few days or so, the pain body needs to feed. It attacks others to cause a negative emotional response—to create drama and madness. The ego can fake politeness for a while to draw people in, but it cannot stand positive energy and harmony for long before it needs to feed.

Over the last few decades, a massive number of people in the world have spiritually awakened. Once you have found salvation, these ego attacks no longer have any effect. You no longer are controlled by the projection of fear or negativity. Your vision and thinking is clear and undaunted. Those who remain in the egoic state and are looking to feed (which is still normal in this world) have no control over you. You are free. This drives them crazy.

The ruling elite, those self-important people in positions of authority, feed on the pain and suffering of others. In many countries, for example, the healthcare system has become a system of torture. Practically every institution of government functions to generate fear, to attack, to punish. The media celebrities also feed off our fear and suffering. These corrupted centralized institutions are a powerful, collective ego that feeds on our suffering to sustain itself.

Now imagine the tragic emotional state of people who have become deeply corrupted through easy money and favors, who owe favors to bad people, who fear for their own lives if they do not comply. Imagine how unbearable it would be for this person to meet someone who is filled with perfect joy, who is as uncorrupted as a child, who understands oneness and loves every creature, who knows no suffering and experiences abundance in every area of life. The fallen person will do everything possible to attack and to cause suffering. This is what is happening in the world.

We cannot be food. We should respond to all attacks by ignoring it entirely rather than fighting back in defense. We cannot give in to fear, hatred, arguments, or any form of toxicity. This is what the sick egos of the world want. Instead, simply do not comply. Do not watch the programing or submit to the measures.

To stay engaged, we can check the real news once or twice per day, look at the sickness and illusions, then withdraw attention. We cannot get addicted or we go into depression, which is exactly what they want. Instead, we can ignore the insane mandates. We can smile. We can love. We can create. We can laugh. We can relax, meditate, and allow ourselves to feel good all the time.

Keep the vibrations high. Do not feel guilty about your joy. Do not sink into despair. What we are witnessing is the death of ego. Do not feed it. Let it die. Let love, truth, freedom, and beauty reign.

0001-12483016178_20201030_094659_0000

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner


As I write daily post #650, I am reminded that these lessons are sometimes difficult for even me to follow.

With the ongoing threats and dishonesty in the media, the shocking news coming out of the political world, the confusion, the clashes between people, the escalating economic suffering and general frustration felt by almost everyone in a world that appears to have gone insane—I have had some days of low energy and depression.

I have written, again and again, that we cannot seek happiness in the external world. We cannot wait for everything to align—for the outcomes we hope for to materialize—as a condition for our joy. This is the fundamental error we have been talking about, yet I have committed it at times.

A question for any spiritually awakened person to confront is this: to what degree to I engage with the matters of the world and to what degree do I withdraw attention for the purpose of inner peace?

The thing is, I believe there are times in life when it is necessary to engage, to go to battle, or at least learn about and discuss the most important matters of the world. It would not seem right to retreat into isolation when our brothers and sisters need our contributions.

Life is connected, with each part playing a role in the larger organism. Perhaps, in this case, healed people are called to provide some immunity in a human race that is being attacked by the sickness of corruption and exploitation.

But there is a price to pay in any battle. You are pulled away from perfect joy. You must look fear in the eye. You begin to hope for this outcome or resist that one. In a word: you might slip back into ego—becoming ineffective and falling into depression and suffering.

I pray every day that I can align with unconditional love and place my full faith in it—while also honoring the embrace of truth as a necessary condition for love. I hope to never forget that our perfect freedom, joy, and bliss do not depend upon anything external. I hope we all might allow ourselves to see beauty and inspiration everywhere. If we can do this each day with high energy and passion, we will have come together as one and the problems of the external world will vanish.

To the extent that my intended truth-telling has sounded more like attack, it was an error. To the extent that I have feared anything in this world at all, it was an error. To the extent that I have let anyone down, that was my ego. I—as my true identity—humbly ask for your forgiveness just as I offer it to myself through correction of error.


20201028_164724_0000

Posted by Abscondo

Read more posts on this topic!

Subscribe for daily teachings by email:

Delivered by FeedBurner