Posts categorized "Revolution"

I hope that the 2020s come to be known as the decade of self-love

Today, most people loath themselves. We obsess over our flaws, worry endlessly about our problems, and carry an enormous amount of guilt and shame. Yesterday, I wrote that your innocence needs no defense; but most people don't believe it.

To feel guilt and shame is to not see the truth about our errors. Our supposed sins could only have been reactions to fear. People do desperate things because we are afraid.

At our core, we crave that feeling of enjoyment, happiness, safety, peace, and bliss. We want that good feeling more than anything else. The need is so strong that we are tempted to do almost anything to have it. How ironic is it that the need to feel good is the supposed justification for all the harm we do to one another, while we only feel lousy because of all the harm we do to one another? The world teaches that this insanity is necessary, and we learn to believe it even as we learn to hate ourselves.

In fear, we have all made so many tragic errors. The insanity is this: fear is the cause of everything we fear. Fear isn't a reaction to a problem; rather, the cause. Because of fear, we lie and deceive. This causes ongoing suffering and then all-out crisis when the lies are exposed. We also seek personal gain by taking from or diminishing others. We even make others feel bad only so that we might feel better. The result; nobody is really happy and we end up hating ourselves.

To love yourself is to find out that you already have the capacity for perfect love, enjoyment, happiness, safety, peace and bliss within. Now having learned this, you can then forgive yourself for all those desperate errors of fear. There's nothing wrong with you, it's just that you've been following the insane paths of the world. All the world's paths can only lead to suffering and death. There is no difference between any of them.

There is only one path which is different, and it is the path of self-love. When all your actions are loving, all your words are true, and you are also willing to create value by serving others, then all your needs will be met and you will have nothing to fear. Now your self-love can be extended to the world so that your inner and outer reality come into alignment with your purest needs. My hope for the next decade is that your self-love transforms your life and the whole world.

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The only true revolution is a consciousness revolution.

Any revolution that does not involve an escape from the ego is no revolution at all.

What about huge protests and uprisings? This type of activism only validates the legitimacy of centralized authority (making it seem more real) and does nothing to undo a system of egoic domination.

How about a violent overthrow? Terrifying, leaves a vacuum of power, and falls short of changing the way people think and behave.

Elections? You mean the ones run by a system of centralized authority designed to maintain power so that they may continue to control and exploit you?

New technology? Possibly. Does it lead to the destruction of ego? Harmonious union? True abundance through creation being unleashed on a massive scale? Alignment with perfect love?

The cancer of the world is ego—a belief in separation, an identification with form which is manifested in attack. The consciousness revolution is the undoing of ego and the decentralization of a society based on the values of love.

The consciousness revolution—the silent revolution of awakening within—is the only revolution that will lead to instant, lasting, fundamental change. It isn’t something we need to fight for. We need only decide that we want it. So far, not many people want it because they have yet to escape ego.

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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.

This thought system requires a great deal of sacrifice: long hours at work or worse—borrow, beg or steal. Now you no longer have the time, energy, or inspiration to create. The sacrifices you have been told will save you become the cause of deep, persistent unfulfillment which is only relieved temporarily by meaningless distractions.

From the ego, we cannot create. Instead, we merely make from a place that is ambitious but uninspired, manipulative, calculative, and incapable of delivering much value.

Everything of worth flows from the dimension of spirit. In spirit, you can easily create and extend truth, beauty and love. A total escape from ego is required to reach your creative potential, to fulfill your life purpose, and to experience lasting peace and happiness.

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

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.

What are we supposed to do about it? 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 doing anyway. Power is, by definition, something you can control. The only realm you can control is within.

A person who has 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, and 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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Everything that has been causing you misery has been constructed with lies.

We live in a web of lies. There are the lies others tell us and we believe. There are also the lies we tell ourselves. Then there are the lies we tell others which seem to offer a solution to a problem or a way to get what we want. But all lies end in crisis.

What is “crisis” other than the light of truth exposing a lie? If there were no lies to begin with, what crisis could there be? You would live in truth. Truth, by definition, cannot change or be threatened—it cannot lead to crisis, misery or suffering.

To live in peace is to live within the calm safety of truth. When there are no lies anywhere in your life, then you are free. Nothing can threaten you. But, to get there, you’ll have to start eliminating all untruth wherever it may exist in your life. You will need to be perfectly honest with yourself, perfectly honest about whether you believe any of the tired lessons of the world, and perfectly honest in all your communication with everyone.

This shift toward perfect honesty, for a time, will bring about painful changes in your life. This is the undoing of ego, the shedding of all the lies that have kept you suffering. There is no way to awaken to consciousness, to enter the kingdom of heaven, to end your suffering if you do not start with perfect honesty. Anything less than perfect honesty is belief in separation; the idea that you still see some value in keeping yourself apart from the force of life, itself. This is the sickness that we will cure with perfect honesty.

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. We think that our goal is to tolerate the maximum level 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 joy and bliss. We are asked to sacrifice, always sacrifice, and we have complied as though our lives have no purpose or value.

All this sacrifice is making us so tired that sleep doesn’t even help. We live for the weekends, but just as the dark clouds of sacrifice 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.

Tolerance for sacrifice is not the purpose of your life. Furthermore, you will never reach happiness through sacrifice, rather; only still 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 you can 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.
Quotes from A Course in Miracles

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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 an awakened state. To reach this state on an individual level is called salvation, atonement, enlightenment, awareness, and there are many other words used to describe the awakened state. But 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 forming honest and accepting relationships and then 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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Abscondo Podcast #70: Union

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Abscondo Podcast 70

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