Monday, August 30, 2010

The Way It Is

Remember that song?

The way it is:

You know your birthdate. (Or rather you know the date you've been told is your birthdate.)

You've been told who your parents are and who your family is.

You've been told what group you're in and what you can expect for your life as a member of that group.

You've been told what to do with your life to have a low likelihood of an overall unpleasant lifetime.

You've been told what to do with your life to have a high likelihood of an overall tolerable lifetime.

You've been told there are no guarantees in life either way.

You've been told life is a mystery.

You've been told life is a school.

You've been told life is hell.

You've been told the only things certain in life are death and taxes.

You've been told life isn't fair.

You've been told life is a veil of tears.

You've been told you'll never get out of life alive.

You've been told what the average life expectancy is for a person like you.

You've been told you need life "insurance".

You've worked hard and obeyed the rules as best you can. You've seen others who have it better than you and others who have it worse. For both instances, you have your ideas about why.

You hope you're making a difference in someone's life; you hope your stay on earth isn't totally inconsequential.

You've been told to begin now for your inevitable death that will happen sometime in the future.

You hope your death will be relatively peaceful. You hope you will have prepared for it in such a way that there is little to no financial disruption for others.

It pleases you to think of leaving your valuable things to those you feel will appreciate them.

It pleases you to think of at last going to a better place. Where there will be an absence of pain and problems.

That's one way it is. But you don't have to believe it.

Another way it is:

You have already died.

Right in the same body you now occupy, your spirit has already died. It has transformed.

And right in the same body you now occupy, your spirit has been born anew.

Your death and renewal have happened not once or twice but many times since you've been alive. Since your original birth into the body you now occupy.

Maybe you've been sensing something like this, especially lately.

Inside or bodies, in our spirit, we are continually being reborn.

The verb "to die" does not pertain to spirit. It's hard to picture deathlessness in the case of getting born again because we've been told that logic dictates that a rebirth must be preceded by a death. But getting reborn does not involve death as we usually think of death.

What's spiritual rebirth like? It's like an ongoing refreshing, an ongoing flowing up, purifying, and charging of your spirit. Feels Good and Right because it is Good and Right. It's you.

It's like having a warm spring rain shower down on you; it's like being in a fountain..

No, it's more like actually being a fountain. One that pours up, rains down, pours up, rains down. Circles up, down, and all around on itself. It's a cycle, but there's no recycling of anything. Everything is new every time. Everything is for the first time. That's you.

A vessel continually changing yet never changing. It's a cascade. Fresh, fresh, fresh, in every instant. That's you.

Everytime abundant, everytime so much more than enough. No depletion. That's you.

What it can mean for us:

We're eternal.

Worldy situations do not affect us, period. Doesn't matter what we're told or how many times. Much of the information we're given is the exact opposite of the way it is. The information is designed for a tightly controlled and very temporary human existence on earth. That's all.

We're not running out of anything. We're not stuck on anything. It can look to us like we are. Can feel like it too. That's our human view and our human feeling. But that's not the way it is.

The appearance and feeling of running on empty or being stuck or not having enough do not last. They can hurt tremendously for quite a while and they can generate a lot of human activity. But they do not last.

If something doesn't last it is temporary. And if it is temporary, it is not real. It is not the way it is.

Are we really going to "die" "someday" or is somebody just telling us we will? So we don't notice that we are continually dying and getting reborn. So we don't notice that death as a final end is an idea someone invented and uses as a control.

The body you occupy, what will become of it "someday"? Do you know for sure? Do you have a choice in what becomes of it? It's a nice idea to bring the body into the conversation and ask it what it would like to do too.

Used to be only the wise men knew they had a choice in what happens to the body. But the secret's out now. And things don't ever have to be the same again.

One's time to start thinking about whether you want to think about this or not.

Love to all..

Saturday, August 21, 2010

It Is Really Happening Now

The Change is hitting a new a peak this summer of 2010. I'm feeling it and maybe you are too. Not since September 2009 has there been such a tangible shift.

December 2012 is not a time when flash! all of us will be changed in the twinkling of an eye.

No, the change is happening now. December 2012 will be a line of demarcation between what has been and is over, and where you choose to be from then on.

What's happening now is individuals are having an evolution that no other evolution can rival. Yes, many of us have ascended before in other timelines - but not like this. This particular method and the way it involves the human body is a first-timer.

To continue the What's It Like? entry of July, how about this:

It's no longer necessary to figure things out quite as much as before. You can put this statement to the test yourself if you want to. The next time you encounter a problem, try being still rather than tackling the problem.

We used to have to figure things out because we didn't Know anything.

Now that we're coming into some Knowingness, we don't have to do as much figuring, analyzing, crossing of fingers, or hoping. We can Know instead.

Saves a lot of time and wear and tear. That's what a miracle does. And Knowingness is a miracle.

For example, you've probably been in a tight spot once or twice. I was in one recently. I was stranded on a freeway in a remote area with no cell phone, no gps, no fellow passenger.

In a case like that it's the mind's job to start figuring, and figure fast.

So in comes reason, rationality, planning. Odds and percentages of getting out of the jam. In comes fear in the form of memories of old scary movies and hitch hikers and somebody knowing what I did last summer. In comes anger and self abuse about not having been prepared, like the Scouts say.

That's the way it has been and the way I defaulted to.

But the new way, the real way, is to be quiet and Know. By grace, Knowingness came over me slowly and fully and all by itself. This wouldn't have happened even a few years ago. Thank the accelerating Change.

With Knowingness you become certain of what is going on. You're clear about what is actual and what is nonsense.

Certainty and Knowingness are a comfort beyond price. When you are in them the figuring process evaporates, no longer needed. You Know. I Knew everything was just fine. Not was going to be fine but already was fine.

Have you heard stories of fighters on the battlefields of war who begin to Know, really Know, they are in mortal danger and then on the heels of that they experience a strong feeling of peace and acceptance? Knowing does that.

What we're afraid of is the things we don't Know. When we don't Know we use our imaginations to try to guess. What fuels this guessing game? Fear.

Knowingness vanquishes the fear and the game.

Here's another thing that's happening with this Ascension: there are times when people feel that they are better off without so many things. The fewer the possessions, the greater the sense of release. Of shackles coming off, of burdens being laid down.

Here's another: there are times now when people say goodbye to friends and lovers knowing that they aren't losing a thing. They realize nothing - especially love - is ever lost.

You can keep someone from you by clutching them so tightly they can't get away. Notice I said keep them from you.

But once you open your hands and release them, they're right with you. They do not belong to you but they do float right with you in the same stream you're in. Now that you've released them into the stream they're no longer strangling in your hands and inaccessible to you, like they were before.

You want them? Let them go. Even if the relationship is flourishing, let them go. Sure they can swim to a different stream. But there's only one ocean and everybody's in it together. So you haven't lost a thing.

Here's another, and the sweetest of all: You really don't need to do a thing.

You need do nothing; you just need to See something.

Words can't really say what that something is, but you'll know it when you See it. And maybe you'll giggle like one of those carvings of a beloved laughing Buddha image, whose mirth of understanding spills over and over, whose tears of joy fall graciously on those of us who were once dying of thirst.

Love to all,