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Steppin’ Out . . . .

There is an old saying that I ran across several years ago that Heraclitus expressed way back in ancient Greece, a deep mystical truth that reflects a major aspect of our life in these realms:  “No man ever steps in the same river twice” (or woman I suppose, right?).  Anyway . . . . No, you can’t!  Due to the ever-changing flow of water, which renders each specific location in the river not only unique, but radically ephemeral in its moment-to-moment composition, if you put your foot into the river right now, pull it out, and then step into it even seconds later, the ‘river’ that your foot comes into contact with is actually a completely different entity in that ‘space’ that you dipped your foot into previously.  And such is our life here in the material realms, where change is the only ‘constant’ in the Universe (see Albert Einstein et al for further research on that theme).

Rock-in-rock, river, color edit

After just over half a century (in this lifetime ;-)) of stepping, falling, rolling, and leaping into and out of this River of Life on Old Earth, I have now found myself stepping out of it completely.  Forever.  I have stepped out of the river of 3D-4D life, out of the flow of time, out of the madness of ‘survival’ and ‘making a living’ and ‘fulfilling obligations’ and ‘family loyalties’ and ‘the latest gadgets’ and ‘political correctness’, etc., etc..  For Go(o)d.  Sure, I retain one big toe still immersed in the lower realms of Life to take care of the day-to-day ‘business’ of providing for a family, maintaining property and public services, 3D technology communication, etc.  And I AM still very much ‘into’ sharing the Love with my ex-wife, two beautiful little daughters, a few friends, fellow spiritual trailblazers, my cat and even a couple of neighbors — as much as they will allow me to, as much as they can ‘handle’ (LOL).

Some claim that I have ‘quit’ life, or have ‘shirked my responsibilities’.  Which ‘responsibilities’ would those BE exactly, I ask?  As long as I do what is ‘required’ in this dying Old World to make sure that those I brought here of my own free will (my two young daughters) have a roof over their head, food to eat, and clothes to keep them warm at night — and that their mother has electricity to run her machines, and communication so we can all talk with each other often – then what exactly am I supposedly ‘shirking’, pray tell?  Could it be that some people out there are not exactly thrilled that I am ‘abandoning’ them and their very unpleasant lower-vibrational attitudes and mind-sets and lifestyles?  Ya think??  No matter (literally).

Cliffs, wide view from distance, scruff brush below

Rocky Cliffs in Idaho

The B-52’s popularized an old saying back in the 80’s in one of their songs which some have claimed (in one form or another) that I epitomize:  ‘Living in my own private Idaho.’  They seem to remonstrate me to ‘get out of the state you’re in!’ (between the lines of their OH so diplomatic words, of course, never daring to directly criticize me).  But to no avail.  I AM not one to ‘abandon’ God or my True Self or Love — or Gaia’s Ascension — for the sake of those few out there from my ‘past life’ who would prefer that I revert back to being my ‘old self’, bind myself (and my Self) once again by the old slavery-system philosophies of ‘the Protestant work ethic’ and ‘obligations to the social order’ and ‘blood is thicker than water (or Soul, eh?)’ — all that sheeple mind-control nonsense.  No, I don’t think so!  Besides, as is known by at least some among my old friends and family, when I decided to ‘quit’ this ancient gig and move on, I chose a different ‘state’ to move into:  Hawaii!  (Gotta stay ‘loyal’ to that classic song and theme, lol).  I’ve joyfully moved away from the parched, rocky desert and sharp, unforgiving outcroppings of life in the mainstream of humanity, and retired into my own private tropical paradise, a ‘state’ where I interact daily with beautiful Beings just on the other side of the veil (and even a few on this side, thank Gaia!), and my own formerly unfamiliar-to-this-human-consciousness Higher Self as well, of course.  The weather and environment here is much, much nicer than in Idaho, believe me!

Tropical Beach, Hawaii bay scene

And here’s some more fantastic news and views . . . .  Just today I read a beautiful blog post (Adapting To Grace, on WordPress) that, though it represents a ‘lucid dream’ of the writer that she experienced back in July, really and truly characterizes and encapsulates the process that I went through over the past several years to get ‘here’.  I quote two short excerpts below, as they most appropriately coincide with my own personal experiences of the last bit of time in these rapidly morphing realms (and give you the link here so you can read the wonderfully poetic piece in full, and also listen to her recite the adventure to the creative music and effects that she composed to accompany it):

‘While staring at the tiny rocks above
I was fully aware that it still existed
But somehow I was here
Maybe dead?
I couldn’t tell
Why bother to describe?
My heart was breathing
Sighing
Never feeling more alive!’

 ‘. . . . Words and poetry cannot describe
How fulfilling it was
To remember the simplicity
The community
The love
The healing that awaits
When we finally let go and fall
Into the arms of our Mother’s Grace.’

I look forward to more and more of Hu-manity joining me and my new/old friends — soon — in our own private ‘state’ — of BLISSSSSSSS . . . .

Tropical scene, waterfalls in forest, cliffs, bridge

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‘KNOWING’. . . LOVE . . . & HIGHER TRUTH

A few days ago I ran across a recently published message/conversation by Blossom Goodchild.  Part way through the post, I read a passage that appears to answer THE Big Question, very clearly.  Here is the main idea, succinctly and energetically expressed in response to one of Blossom’s pleas for easily understandable ‘final’ answers to her anxious inquiries:

‘We CANNOT answer many questions because you hold the answers … which are dependent upon your own self-discovery of LOVE!  Over and over again we CHOOSE to talk about it … Because that is all there is. That is all there is to talk about.  For there is nothing else in existence other than LOVE.

‘. . . . NOTHING MATTERS other than BEING LOVE.

‘IF YOU REALLY GOT THAT … there simply would be no need to KNOW anything more.’

Sunset w words 'Love Light Laughter', from BGs web site

THIS perspective, you see, is where I have been ‘coming from’ in this blog for the most part, as the above understanding is one I’ve been living for many years now.  I and others could write a million more blog posts about a million subjects, and it wouldn’t make a damned nor blessed bit of difference as to any of you knowing of the ONLY IMPORTANT THINGS about existence.  Not a bit.  To explain:  Intellectual (ego-mind) ‘knowledge’ is NOT true knowledge.  It’s just a temporary 3rd-dimensional tool for those who have not yet made their own connection with their Higher Self, and Higher Knowing.  Those who insist on arguing about who is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ about something – about anything – have simply not yet experienced Truth with their human consciousness (or maybe have — but forgotten again).  You see, only an ego that is not 100% sure of its ‘knowledge’ must try to convince others of their personal perception of reality.  When it comes to truth, no doubts = no ‘need’ to convince others = no arguments. 

Mind Waves graphic, blue light in head

Personally, I myself am a ‘recovering intellectual’ (yeah, it is funny, go ahead and chuckle!).  I have read twice as many books as most college-educated people, and many more times that in essays and magazine articles and blog posts, etc.  I used to rely on my 3D-ego-mind intelligence to make my way in life — and did pretty darn well at it, too (for the most part).  But when it comes to what is considered Higher Truth, you see . . . . well, only the Heart can ‘know’ That.  When I first came across this concept, I fought it tooth and nail – until I started experiencing it in very personal, dramatic ways.  I (my ego-self-personality) eventually gave up the fight against knowing the Truth – in other words, stopped living in denial — and gave in to the process of SELF-discovery.  And the floodgates subsequently opened wide . . . . . 

floodgates

You all have ALL knowing Within you, now.  Finding and forging that ‘link’ represents possibly the greatest challenge a human being could ever take on.  The ancient yogis would sequester themselves from society and meditate deeply for lifetimes to accomplish that, after having lived many lifetimes of pure experience and struggle (according to Hindu, Taoist, and Buddhist texts).  Nowadays, because of the Divine Cosmic Energies we are being bathed in – some would characterize it more as ‘bombarded by’, lol – here at the threshold of humanity’s Grand Awakening, it doesn’t take much active effort at all.  

Buddha Statue w 3rd Eye Light

In the end, regardless of any individual’s unique set of beliefs or circumstances, whether a person awakens to Higher Truth and consciously strengthens their bond with the Divinity Within — or not —  really comes down to personal choice.  So IF you choose to follow this amazing path to what I described in previous posts as ‘profound inner peace and ineffable bliss‘ and a similar state to ‘afterglow’, just go Within, clear away the flotsam and jetsam of your ego-personality self (old unhealed emotional scars, ancient issues and hang-ups, repressed resentments and longings, etc.), and all shall be revealed to you in an amazingly vivid, yet lovingly compassionate manner. The Universe WILL support your heartfelt choice – and assist you onto and along whichever path you select with more warm, enthusiastic support than you might yet be able to imagine.  When you start to feel the presence of your guides, angels, and others around (and within) you – in ways that wash away all remaining doubt clinging to your tired, battered psyche – you’ll know that you are very, very close to encountering the One Absolute Truth of our common Existence.

Unusual Cloud Formations over lake in Georgia, 4 July '12

For more on this subject of Love as Truth, see this very recent blog post from John Smallman.  I wish you all a joyful, magnificent Grand Awakening!

Food For Thought: What is ‘Real’?

It’s fascinating, don’t you think, when after a few tumultuous years of life in this crazy world one looks back at how we were ‘raised’ and educated.  We begin to see things that may have never occurred to us before as being intriguing, or even worth thinking about.  The concept of ‘reality’ is one of those little things that has piqued my curiosity of late.

Cloudship in Sunset w Shadow and Trail

‘Anomaly’ in the clouds at sunset

You see, intrinsic in the traditional definition of what is ‘real’ — versus what would come under the heading ‘just your imagination’ (which is a loaded phrase in and of itself — I mean, why just?) — is the clear assumption that something can only be real if (a) it exists outside of oneself, completely independent in a physical sense from your own body (with the obvious exception of your own body, of course); (b) it also exists independent of your personal perception of it; and (c) it must not only be perceived by ‘others’, but perceived through the 5 physical senses associated with the body in ‘the material world’ (which we now know without a doubt is actually just a certain vibrational state of pure energy — but I digress).

WHY IS THAT???  Much more importantly, though, why do most people still accept that radically materialistic, ‘science’-based definition without question?

Crop Formation, 3D Supercube, July 2010

Crop Formation, photo by Lucy Pringle

OK.  Now chew on this:  The above assumptions about what Reality is (and isn’t) also include the deeply embedded concept of Separation Consciousness.  The devil is in the details, as they say . . . .  In other words, the even more basic assumption underlying ALL this mental manipulation is that every person is an island, and we are all totally separate physical beings in a purely material world.  Oh, and let’s not forget the resulting caveat:  All else that you may perceive, if it does not conform to the above guidelines, is pure illusion.  Or, if you like, ‘just your imagination’ . . . .

Wild SCENE, People, Creatures, Mansions -- Pablo A

Pablo Amaringo art

Where is Unity Consciousness in this mechanistic, joyless, soulless grand scheme?  Where is LoveWhere is God?  Where is the Meaning of Life???  Doesn’t it all seem a bit . . . upside down?  Food for thought indeed.

Nothing Real can be threatened.  Nothing unreal exists.  Herein lies the Peace of God.’  — A Course In Miracles

REALITY Can Only Dawn

PORTAL of grid eyes, faces

Portal, Alex Grey art

Food For Thought: EVERYTHING

A wise sage once stated, as his most memorable and enduring legacy, that to know what life was about, to understand how things worked, to comprehend the meaning of what we do and, more importantly, who we are, one should seek to hold as one’s most important guiding credo:  ‘Know thyself.’

Another sagacious gentlemen, born of a very wealthy family, said after meditating under a tree for quite some time, ‘Peace comes from within.’

Another wise brother of ours said once long ago, when pressed again and again by those around him to reveal in simple language what they should be doing in order to draw to themselves the things of the world they felt they so desperately needed to survive and be happy, the following:  ‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, . . . and all these things shall be added unto you.’

In our modern age, a peaceful warrior who led a people to throw off the shackles of imperialism and establish a new independent nation based on spiritual principles, stated it with equal simplicity:  ‘Each one has to find his peace from within.

Many others have pointed us in the same exact direction.  Seems pretty clear to me.  How about you?

Buddha Statue w 3rd Eye Light

When one finally turns away from the distractions of the virtual reality matrix of this illusional realm, the ‘external’ material world of matter and movement and never-ending drama; when one succeeds in quieting and releasing the incessant mind-chatter of the superficial ego-self, and goes Within to seek the Core Essence of one’s True Eternal Beingness . . . . . . then one shall finally find EVERYTHING!

I encourage you to ponder these thoughts and, if it resonates to where you are ‘at’ in this particular Divine Moment of the Eternal Now, give it a go!  You have literally nothing to lose (well, maybe you do actually – strife, sorrow, loneliness, anger, despair . . . . those types of ‘things’) and, well, everything to gain!

Grid Patterns w Yoga Pose

In ESSENCE . . . .

In ESSENCE . . . .

 

There IS only One Core Truth

There IS only One Core Reality

There IS only One Core Essence:

I AM THAT I AM!

 

Brethren, We Are That ONE.  And That is ALL.

All else is illusion.   All else is self-deception.

So which do We NOW choose to embrace, to live, to express???

Let’s choose Truth this time.  Let us choose our True Essence!

And leave the illusion behind. . . . .

 

Sunset over Ocean in Hands

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