All understandings are conceptual. Even a living realization can be grasped by the mind and turned into another concept to be understood and shared. What if we stopped going into the domain of mental concepts altogether and simply rested in what is here without moving, without also going to the mind to label, describe, remember, or understand… Just experiencing whatever happens as it arises, purely and untouched.
and friend of mine brought up an excellent concern:
Can you imagine if after we process thought into concept and fail to SHARE it? So many others wouldn’t be touched, stimulated and motivated to realize more. I so enjoy following your travels and posts. It’s like a good shot in the arm, for you are always willing to SHARE freely. Thanks for that! ♥
Yeah, that hits right on the money on some of my concerns as well. What’s being questioned here, on a deeper level beyond whether we say something or not, is whether or not we have to take what is discovered through the heart and immediately bring it up into the mind to be stored, leaving the heart and quickly going into the head.
So you know the whole classic “Go meditate on a mountain and give up everything and if you can find inner peace and well-being without all the worldly stuff, then you can have true happiness” idea? That’s all well and good, but I don’t think that’s necessarily everyone’s path. Plus it can be a convenient cop-out from actually living life and being the truth and love that you’ve realized yourself to be.
When we get inner inspiration in whatever form, we can think of our physical vessels as a sort of container or pipe. In order for the inspiration to continue to flow into us, we must ground that energy into this world by manifesting and creating whatever it is that we are inspired to create. This way Source has a reason to give us more ideas. Why give us more if we’re not already using what we’ve already received? We’re given natural gifts and talents for a reason here… Yes we can try and stop or ignore that flow, but that resistance is quite painful to experience. It feels to be very much out of harmony with the natural flow. In a nutshell, it sucks.
Who does it serve if we play small? Imagine if Edison didn’t bother inventing, if Beethoven ignored his impulses to compose, if MLK Jr. decided he’d be better off keeping his ideas to himself. It’s a great disservice to All That Is if we choose to hold back and not share out gifts to the world.
The opportunity here, in these times of blossoming self-awareness, is to recognize the unlimited potential in who and what you are, and to gift yourself with permission to express that knowingness as you choose to.
Surrender isn’t actually about not-doing, tossing in your cards, and giving up on life, but about playing the game in full alignment with one’s inner guidance, intuitive wisdom, connection with Source, or whatever phrase you wanna use.
Being silent certainly has its place, but not when it’s used as a way to resist the flow of life, as if being silent is somehow more spiritual or whatever. When we’re called to be silent, we’ll be silent. When we’re called to speak, we speak. Being silent is not necessarily something that we need to do in every moment. The same applies with speaking. Silence is the home of Source, yes, our true home, yes, but manifest physical reality is not separate from that or in any way inferior to that.
“I had an urge to express certain things and now I have and the urge is gone. That’s really the whole story.”
This creative process is quite natural. Flow of the river.
Now the ego may try to control this process, invest itself in a particular outcome, need something in particular to happen, want to do things right, and so on, but this is far more simple than any of that. Inspiration arises, action is taken, and then the next thing comes… unless it doesn’t. Whatever happens, and I mean whatever happens, our experience of life becomes a progressively increasing degree of acceptance and surrender to what is. You basically go with the flow. This was discussed previously in the post about the second half of allowing everything to be as it is.
We all have creative inspiration. It’s normal. It’s natural. And in fact that’s the way life should be. How do we know? Because that’s what is.
When we try to box our creative endeavors into a particular form, whether it’s painting, speaking, writing, or whatever else… when we try to fit this flow of energy into a particular box, we actually prevent it from taking its natural form.
Creative energies can take any and every form, and no form is better than any other. I’m writing this simply for myself, but since myself includes you, this makes things that much easier.
Anyways, it’s totally okay to allow your path in life to meander whichever way it goes. Our actions don’t always have to take a particular form in order for us to be living in alignment with this creative flow. It’s about being who we are, regardless of what outer expression it takes.
It’s yet another let go of control, of being this as opposed to that, and of trying to do it right. Just flow with it, whatever form it takes. Just flow…
Everything is perfect. And I mean everything everything everything.
Imagine you’re sitting in a room talking to people. The person you’re sitting next to is the exact person you need to be sitting next to, and the same is true for them. Every word that is uttered. Every thought that is thought. Every atom in every place. Every molecule of air in every moment is exactly where it should be.
There is nothing out of place. There are no mistakes. There is nothing wrong with anything at all.
It’s amazing the degree to which this perfection exists. It’s not just the big events or little moments that are perfect, but I mean EVERY POSSIBLE THING you can think of!
This isn’t something I can prove and I have no idea how I know. I just know it without having to figure it out. I know this from a source that is deeper than the breathing of my lungs and closer than the beating of my own heart.
This knowingness of perfection lies beyond form, yet permeates it all, as it.
I am only here to share the good news and to celebrate the perfection as it is.
I can’t convince you of it, nor can I give you it. How could I when it’s already here and you are it? I can only invite you to come join me and look within to find what lies beneath thought and is everpresent.
lol, this is so funny. Nothing in the mind is really believed in anymore. Why bother? If everything is already perfect, what is left to fix? How can anything be improved? It’s like the mind’s job to protect is obsolete! What is there to fear?
If everything is God and everything is you, what on earth is there to fear? What in any universe is there to fear? There is only the perfection of God/You. That’s it! In the “unknown,” you’ll find nothing else!
What a beautiful and absurd joke this perfection is.
What people call imperfection, well, that only exists in thought. People may see themselves as imperfect, but that is only the case because thoughts say that and those thoughts are believed in.
This is wild. The mind is starting to grow quiet. What’s left isn’t being believed in anyways. It’s like peeling off soggy wet clothes after running through the forest. Thoughts are just falling off me.
If you are the BIGGEST treasure imaginable, then needing anything from the world, it’s just a silly thought. It’s like realizing you are an infinite dollar bill and then wondering what you need the change in your pocket for any longer.
Let that heavy change go for it’s something to be appreciated and enjoyed, but not anything you need acquire or carry around any longer. Everything you need is already available for you are what you need and you can never be lost.
About a month back I was driving home and suddenly I realized I had no idea what on earth was going on.
The cars in front of me don’t exist, so what is happening?
Distance doesn’t exist, so where am I going?
I don’t exist, so who is driving?
It wasn’t some sort of philosophic concept that these things don’t exist, but a spontaneous realization that just appeared within consciousness, as if one just saw through the smoke and mirrors, seeing nothing on the other side.
It feels like the mind itself is unraveling.
This physical world doesn’t seem to make any sense. Only silence does.
Memory is starting to not function very well, and I used to have a great memory. It’s like a return to purity without a lifetime’s worth of collected baggage. What’s necessary in the moment is always provided. Always. The past isn’t necessary and so the fact that it’s falling away is really of no concern.
Illusion is being stripped away. There’s still some mental capacity happening, but much of what’s left of it is just this state of confusion and desire to figure things out.
However, it’s nothing to figure out and all that can be done is to let go.
Let go of knowing, of trying to know, of desiring to know in the first place.
Abide in the silence of not knowing, of purely beingness itself.
I recently sent out a newsletter (you can subscribe at the upper-left of the page) discussing how everything you need for Enlightenment is found in the Silence. It’s all within.
There were some wonderful responses to the newsletter, as well as one unsubscribe email that was particularly fantastic. It read:
Your advice, actually: “You see, if you’re looking for Enlightenment, it’s in the Silence that everything you seek is found.” I understand that to mean I don’t need your newsletters. Thanks, though!
Of course you don’t need my newsletters!
It means you don’t need ANYTHING!
You already have and are EVERYTHING you could possibly want!
What a gift!
(Actually, wouldn’t that suck if what you wanted could only come from someone else outside yourself? What if you couldn’t find them or they refused to give it to you? Then you’d be totally screwed! Fortunately, everything you seek is found within.)
The Love that you seek arises from the Silence that you are within.
The Peace that you seek arises from the Silence that you are within.
The Enlightenment that you seek arises from the Silence that you are within.
Just like other spiritual teachers, I’m not here to give you anything you don’t already have, but rather to point you towards where you’re not yet looking (within) and thus discover who you already are.
Last week I decided to simply quit spinning it around in my mind and emotional center and to simply go within and meditate. In meditation, I did a few main things:
Withdraw attention, energy, and interest from thought and emotion
Return awareness back to awareness itself
Surrender away all else without resistance
The key is not to try and fix ANYTHING, but to literally sit as the Self (conscious awareness itself), and allow everything else to fall away by offering it no resistance.
This may sound like it’s not accomplishing anything, as if no problems are being adequately dealt with, but believe me, this will impact you on an entirely different level…
There’s this idea that surrender means giving up, waving a white flag, and proclaiming our own weakness and sense of inability to accomplish our goals. This is NOT what is meant here. By surrender, I am simply saying to fully allow things to be the way they are and to let go of resistance. Be fully open without closing down.
After maybe 20-25 minutes of sitting in meditation, something amazing opened up and I realized a deeper part of my being, of who I truly am.
Beneath this idea of a little “me” and all the emotions and thoughts and stories it conjures up, there’s this infinitely more amazing world. Read More …
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