Thursday, 28 April 2016

the butterfly life

Julian Spalding writes:
a caterpillar voraciously devours everything in its path, until, sated, it stops eating and spins a cocoon. Inside the chrysalis, the body of the caterpillar turns to a mushy substance. Its cells disintegrate and new cells begin to grow called imaginal cells. At first the imaginal cells are experienced as foreign and the old caterpillar cells try to destroy them, but eventually the caterpillar surrenders to the process and the imaginal cells begin to build a new creature which eventually emerges as a butterfly, an entirely new creature.

If the caterpillar cells had not dissipated into a chaotic mush, the imaginal cells could have not emerged out of chaos and the new creature could not have been born. Is it possible we are experiencing just this process on a world scale? Does Nature know what she is doing?

Richard Bach said, “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.” –Perhaps Nature calls the end of the world as we know it, the birthing of a new world. Melody Larson writes, “A caterpillar event occurs and we have the choice to view it from the caterpillar’s perspective (the limited view of the ego/personality) or from the Master’s perspective (the eternal view of the Soul.) From the Master’s perspective a disaster is not a disaster at all but the necessary and wonderful adventure into a bigger life–the butterfly life.”

Saturday, 9 April 2016

darkness is only the absence of light


Michael Forrester writes:

There is a barrier that is being shattered by those who are choosing light over darkness and love over hatred. Right now there exists a potential for this planet that has never been felt or witnessed at any time in history, and it is mostly due to those who are surfing the new wave of consciousness and showing others how to do the same...

How do we adapt to a new consciousness when nothing works the way it used to? You may have found yourself struggling the past few years with both gradual and abrupt changes in your life. Perhaps a shift in employment, financial hardship, relocation, the end of relationships, or even death of loved ones. Look at these things with love – not disappointment, anger or resentment. They have all happened for a reason and they will continue happening, both to you and those around you. You will notice it, and it will soon be very obvious that things will never be the same. It is a time of great change. Get used to it because it is a thing of beauty...

No cycle, even 30 or 60 thousand years ago comes close to the level of consciousness we have on the Earth today...

There is not one human being on Earth today that truly understands what is coming, because they continue to interpret concepts from a linear reality – a reality that is (virtually) long gone and no longer making all the rules within the new consciousness. It’s now about multi-dimensionality. How can we exist within a new energy, thinking through old patterns? We can’t. We won’t. Not without thinking and feeling through new states of awareness...

All the things that are happening to you right now will keep happening over and over until you can transform the new reality within you. It’s a reality that works for you, instead of against you. A reality that flows freely instead of resisting what could be.

So here are 3 states of mind that will help with the shift:

1. Don’t Allow Fear to Create Doubt

What does darkness do when it realises it is losing? It fights back like you wouldn’t believe. It is cowardly and has tantrums like a child. It wants to make you doubt your self-worth in an awakening world.

The dark energy knows when you fear anything and it understands exactly how to make you doubt your own awakening. There have been many people who have been workers for the light who have now claimed the light is working for the dark. Watch for this. It is happening more often. It is a misinterpretation of what light work is and a fear of what it can do. There can be no judgement for these people. Only love. For the path they choose is correct for them.

As soon as the darkness senses your vulnerability it will take you to a high level of discomfort and you won’t like it. It will expose you because you fear, and when you fear it has you exactly where it wants you.

Most know what is coming and it will manifest in different ways for all of you. For some it will be deeply rooted in personal turmoil and relationships and for others it will be politics and the international landscape of conflict. Look for race wars, gender wars and political wars to increase, because this is how the dark divides humanity. Look back in history and you will see the cycle. Are you going to fall for it again, or are you going stand and love humanity as a whole?

You don’t have to let darkness cause any emotion within you that causes discomfort. The dark energy is not intelligent. It is stupid. Really stupid. When it senses its own demise it keeps doing the things that lead to its demise. Its not going to work this time and you will see it. You will see the attempts to cause division and they won’t affect you the same way. When you stand in the light, these things can’t touch you. It only takes one candle to illuminate a large area and darkness wants to blow it out. How is it going to blow it out when there are thousands of other candles all over the world? I am right beside you helping you keep that candle lit and I will never leave your side. You are my strength just as you feel I am yours. So sorry dark ones but these candles aren’t going anywhere. If you want darkness, go where there is darkness, but go before we get there, because once we get there, no longer will there be darkness.

Duality knows when any imbalance exists and the relationship of dark and light is recalibrating. It will even happen in your dreams. It will try whenever it can to make you doubt the new energy. It can’t win because it has already lost. It just doesn’t know it yet. But it will try…really hard, to make you think it has a chance.

Always remember that darkness has no resident energy. It is only the absence of light. It has no energy of its own. It cannot exist when light is present. It can only exist when the light fades. How does the light fade? Anger, hostility, hatred, fear, etc. The dark loves lower level consciousness. It thrives there. So show your power. Stand in your power and light and show the dark it can no longer exist within you. When you stand in your mastery, darkness goes away.


2. Be Compassionate to All Beings

Be compassionate instead of critical... Be compassionate about things you need to endure... Can you have compassion for that person that cut you off on the highway? Or that person that cheated their way through a line you waited patiently for? Can you have compassion for your politicians? ALL of them. Not just your favourites. How strong is your compassion filter?

Can you be with those who make you angry, anxious, fearful and see the God in them? The masters that walked the Earth had the highest level of compassion of all beings. They had the ability to realign the energy of others solely based on their level of compassion that they could emit to others. That is why they were masters and why everybody wanted to be with them. You were once them and you will be again. It starts with compassion right here, right now.

Do you feel that God - our prime creator - is compassionate in all circumstances? Do you still feel the need to believe that God must be humanized and judge, punish, or condone violence to those who are immoral in your perception? Does an all loving God selectively choose who to be compassionate to? When you can begin to harmonize answers to these questions that mesh with the energy among us, you will begin to see things (all things) through alternate perspectives. You will begin to see compassion in everything and a system of love that is far beyond what can be explained in words.


3. Look Within to Find the Truth

You will never find the truth of who you are or where you came from based on another person’s perspective, regardless of their gift. Work with only your own divinity. Your gifts will align and provide you with information you cannot obtain from others.

Stop pursuing validation from those around you. Stop waiting for others to provide you with healing. There really is no such thing as one person healing another. A healer only provides a seed of consciousness or a frequency of change that helps another person heal themselves. You are always healing yourself and always making yourself sick. When the balance shifts to higher vibratory states, disease will never enter your body again.

Speak to your cellular structure and watch it respond. A smart body system exists within you that controls your ENTIRE health as a unit. Not just one aspect... Your DNA does not understand what others say to you. It understands what you say to yourself. You are your best healer. You are your best teacher. You are your best everything. You are part of everything and everything is a part of you. Realize that your DNA can amplify itself in patterns that reflect everything that you think, feel and act in your daily life. All health and all disease first manifests from this origin.

Take the time to meditate or reflect on who you are and where you are going. Take a walk in nature and communicate with your breath and Mother Nature herself. There is great wisdom there and its waiting to hear from you.

You are loved more than you can imagine.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Brahma and Maya

Don Migeul Ruiz wrote:
There is an old story from India about the God, Brahma, who was alone. Nothing existed but Brahma, and he was completely bored. Brahma decided to play a game, but there was no one to play the game with. So he created a beautiful goddess, Maya, just for the purpose of having fun. Once Maya existed and Brahma told her the purpose of her existence, she said, “Okay, let’s play the most wonderful game, but you do what I tell you to do.” Brahma agreed and following Maya’s instructions, he created the whole universe, the sun and the stars, the moon and the planets. He created life on earth: the animals, the oceans, the atmosphere, everything.

Maya said, “How beautiful is this world of illusion you created. Now I want you to create an animal that is so intelligent and aware that it can appreciate your own creation.” Finally Brahma created humans, and after he finished the creation, he asked Maya when the game was going to start.

“We will start right now,” she said. She took Brahma and cut him into thousands of teeny, tiny pieces. She put a piece inside every human and said, “Now the game begins! I am going to make you forget what you are, and you are going to try and find yourself!” Maya created the Dream and still, even today, Brahma is trying to remember who he is. When you awake from the Dream, you become Brahma again and reclaim your divinity. You now know the trick of Maya and can share the truth with others who are going to wake up too.

We can find ourselves, and find God, in every person we encounter. We don’t do this by purchasing items at a store, or showing our goodwill for a few designated days of the year, but by helping those in need and showing unconditional love to each soul we encounter, every day of the year.

Love and light to all for the festive season.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

the shadow within


I have been quiet on the blogging front recently - I was writing on my own website for years, and let this blog go idle, but a few months ago my webserver started acting up, and I decided to give it up - as part of the ongoing simplification of my life, I no longer wish to involve myself in the complexities of administering a web server! Although I am now more concerned with becoming the living embodiment of my understanding - rather than analysing or trying to communicate that understanding - I nevertheless will return to posting occasional thoughts and inspirations on this blog, starting with this quote from a recent Charles Eisenstein article which touched a chord in me:
The world is governed by a secret power that holds us in bondage to no good end. But the conspirators are not others, they are we - you and I and everyone. A secret agenda of domination and control has existed in nearly everyone, and a world embodying that agenda has congealed around us, attracted to the dark, reptilian energies we have harboured. The good news is that these energies have nearly run their course, as the world of control breaks down, and the campaign to conquer and dominate all other being founders on its own consequences. Just as Voldemort was unable to possess Harry Potter because he couldn’t abide the love within him, so also is the ruling power of the world unable to abide our growing realization of our connectedness. Love, the felt experience of oneness, is spreading as the walls of separation come down. They never were sustainable. Today, even the most deluded – the power elite – are beginning to recognize that. The reign of the Illuminati is nearly over. That it seems to be reaching unprecedented heights only bespeaks the imminence of its demise - the extreme of yang giving birth to yin.

Evil and its expression as the New World Order - or as I would call it, the process of Separation - has, like all other things, its purpose in this universe. We embark on a journey of separation in all its forms - we reach its extreme, and we come back to Union at a higher level of complexity, enriched by our journey. To adopt the vocabulary of the New World Order myth, we might say that the reptilian overlords or the Illuminati have fulfilled their purpose. Though some might try to hold onto it a little longer, sooner or later they will accept that their time is over, and they will bow out of service.

The Illuminati - the Reptilians - are you and I... Can you not feel the obsolescence of that part of you - the part that endlessly seeks to control the world, to dominate others, to maximize egoic self-interest? Is it not increasingly evident that its efforts have created only misery? Is it not apparent that, no matter how hard you try to remedy its failure by intensifying its efforts, its ultimate failure is assured? For all of us, the time is coming for that part of ourselves to bow out, so that we can step into service, into trust, and, collectively, into the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

the new paradigm


We are now in a world of globalisation, with levelling forces such as the internet putting power back in the hands of the individual.

The old materialistic paradigm was based on power and control, on hierarchical structures, on suppression and manipulation.

The new paradigm is based on cooperation and collaboration, on sharing and community.

Spirituality is developing in the same way, away from the institutional and organisational setups, and towards individual spirituality.

We have to leave the organisations behind and do it for ourselves.

We can each get in touch with our own inner spirituality, and from this position of individual strength we can join together with our fellow beings (using the new global censorship-free communication tools), and build the new age world - a world of collaboration and cooperation, built from our core inner natures of selfless love, compassion, spiritual might, and peace.

The future is bright for those who seek the light.

deepian

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

the time of tents is over

Occupy, in its mindset, is replaying the last breath of a revolutionary alternative to Capitalism from forty years ago... It is as if the children of the hippies and Maoists had taken to the streets to re-enact the dreams of their parents...

Power has now moved way from a centre, a head, a building, a location... People that are tied to a place are powerless...

All too easily Occupy has become two things: a thing that you LIKE on Facebook, and a personal self-improvement/endurance test in a tent. Neither of which have any effect on the flow of capital.

Capital does not occupy, it abandons, that is its threat and its power. To overthrow it we too must abandon, not occupy. We must abandon the non-places that Capital has colonised our countries with and invest in rebuilding real places once again. We must move our money to local credit unions, to local commodities and jobs; to circulation with local people. We must take what little we have and invest it in the places we inhabit and we must abandon their places, their malls and streets, their stores and banks. This is how we occupy. Not by pitching a tent on a piece of land and saying Here I am, count my number. But by silence, secrecy and abandonment.

The time of tents is over.

Ewan Morrison

Thursday, 15 March 2012

awakening from the darkness

For too long we, the human race, have been asleep spiritually.

We have forgotten our divinity and worthiness, and we have given away our power and uniqueness. We have allowed a few to control and mould us en-masse into something we are not by nature. We have let others impose limitations on us, thinking mistakenly that this will make us feel accepted, loved, valued or safe. This is why there is so much pain and suffering within the world.

Do not blame others, or God, for this, for we are all responsible, individually and collectively, for accepting this situation.

Now it is time to waken up and reconnect with our essential divinity and worthiness. Then we will see beyond the illusions of hierarchies and separation: our apparent limitations will fade away.

Your are not your social status, race, or religion. You are not the reflection or projection of another. You are a caretaker of Mother Earth, and all life upon her - we all are. We are all responsible for ourselves and for looking after each other.

We have been in darkness for a long time, but a new dawn is rising. Now we are awakening to the light that was always hidden within each and every one of us. Now we are tuning in to the waves of love and potential that are pulling our vibrational frequencies upwards.

Now we are remembering once again our divinity, our value, and our inner power. Now we are connecting to our hearts and souls, and our inner love light is starting to radiate out to others.

Now we are joining together, not for selfish ends, but for the highest good of all.

deepian.com

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

an enlightened society

The notion of an enlightened society is not some magical community wherein everyone has attained nirvana, or even has the perfect job or relationship. An enlightened society is actually very practical: it is a society based on having an open heart...

Worrying solely about "me" gets tiresome after a while. In other words, in order to really create positive change in the world, we need to shift our focus away from only thinking about ourselves...

Imagine what it would be like if one day everyone woke up and decided to shift the focus of their day away from always holding themselves at the center of the universe? What if each of us made our day about benefiting others?..

True joy does not come from acquiring new gadgets or starting another steamy romance, but from being present with your life. It comes from turning your attention away from always thinking about yourself, and opening to the world around you...

Through slowing down and being present with your world, you are more open to the suffering around you. Your heartstrings can be pulled by the simplest things: a puppy waiting to be adopted or a beautiful flower just beginning to blossom. While you may previously have walked right by these things, now you are open and available to your world. You feel an inherent richness and tenderness...

The simplest and most direct way to create positive change in the world is through connecting with our own awakened heart... Simple acts of being present and compassionate bring us happiness. We find joy in being openhearted...

You don't have to wait until you're enlightened. You don't have to ask anyone's permission. You just have to offer yourself, as you are, and allow your vulnerable heart to transform the world.

Lodro Rinzler

Friday, 27 January 2012

last gasp

The job of national and international politicians in contractionary times is typically to make a bad situation worse as expensively as possible, as they attempt to rescue the dying paradigm that has conveyed so much personal advantage in their direction. That paradigm is one of centralization - the accumulation of surpluses from a broad periphery at the centre of power.

However, the wealth conveyors of the past are breaking down, meaning that the periphery that can be drawn upon is shrinking. As the periphery shrinks, the remaining region within the grip of power can expect to be squeezed harder and harder. 'Twas ever thus. Rome did the same thing, squeezing the peasants for tithes until they abandoned their land and threw in their lot with the surrounding barbarians.

Nicole Foss

Saturday, 24 December 2011

the machine will stop

Entropy ensures that our technologies become ever more complex and inter-dependent. Some devices may seem simpler to use - automatic lights and wipers on our cars, for example - but, under the hood, simple mechanical switches have been replaced by complex systems in sealed boxes, with sensors connected. Machines may appear to simplify our lives, but when they go wrong we are increasingly at their mercy. Our machines are no longer fixable: instead of repairing or replacing a single faulty part, an entire subsystem is replaced, or more often the whole machine is discarded, and replaced with a new one... the old one is "obsolete" anyway! This is a tremendous waste of the dwindling resources of our planet. Meanwhile we become ever more dependent on our machines, needing sophisticated machines to fix (or replace) our sophisticated machines: for example, cars now require computer diagnostics to be repairable.

More alarmingly, our whole civilisation has become globally interdependent. We have created one vast mothering machine to succour all of us from birth through death. Our distribution networks become ever more centralised - we depend on one giant global system for almost all of our food, fuel, and other supplies. When one link in this chain fails, the effects are immediate and widespread. "Just in time" practices have eliminated inventories to streamline the system and reduce costs: this is more efficient, but also much more vulnerable to failure.

The new-paradigm design of the internet indicates how our systems of the future should be: the internet is massively distributed and massively failsafe. It was designed to survive nuclear warfare. However the other systems we depend on to keep body and soul together have not been designed following new-paradigm principles: they are old-paradigm at its worst: massively centralised and massively dependent. This makes sense to the money men in the short term (which is all they look at), but it is catastrophic for even the medium term future of the human race. One major failure, which could be caused at any time by natural disaster or manmade disaster (warfare, terrorism, mistake), and our global centralised distribution system will fail a great many of us, almost literally overnight.

We have lost our local distribution systems, and our local skills. We cannot survive a major breakdown in our mother system in the way that, say, the Soviet people survived their economic collapse - they were accustomed to looking after themselves anyway, growing their own food, helping their neighbours - but we have become completely dependent on our mother system, which has lulled us into a very false sense of security by appearing to do its job very well indeed. Why trail all afternoon around many small shops like a pack animal to get the household supplies when one deftly trundled trolley around the supermarket quickly yields a better selection at lower prices? Indeed why drive to the supermarket and why walk around it and queue at the till, when a few mouse clicks online will result in delivery of all of our requirements to the doorstep later the same day?

The mother system seems to make our lives easier, albeit in a soulless way - a supermarket visit really does make us feel like we are in a machine, part of a system, and many of us miss the friendly chat with local shop assistants of days gone by. But, having killed the alternatives off, the mother machine has made us totally dependent on it. When it fails we are in big trouble. And it will fail. The machine will stop.

Friday, 16 December 2011

everything is possible

…we are entering into a period of increasingly massive social dislocations and disorder which harbors within it countless risks, defeats, dangers, false dawns and fake defeats. But…we are all coming to the powerful and simple realization that human beings acting peacefully together in concert can do anything–and nothing can stop them.

Something is happening. Something is shifting in the relations between politics and power. We don’t know where it will lead, but the four-decade ideological consensus that has simply allowed the creation of grotesque inequality has broken down, and anything and everything is suddenly possible.

Simon Critchley via Bella Caledonia

Thursday, 24 November 2011

a better world

We already have, and always have had, potential abundance at our fingertips. The scarcity that so many experience today is not the result of any fundamental lack, but rather of the maldistribution of political power and resources. What kind of abundance would we have if we didn't spend trillions of dollars on wars, guns, non-recyclable packaging, sprawling suburbs, automobile culture, consumer junk, transcontinental food, unnecessary pharmaceuticals, and every other form of waste that contributes nothing to human happiness? In one way or another, all of these things are the end products of a civilization built on separation.

The ground has already begun to shift, and that shift will accelerate as the "old normal" falls apart. It has fallen apart in many ways already, yet its afterimage lingers. The supermarkets are still full of food, the malls full of shoppers, the highways full of cars, and the ATM's full of cash. The last-ditch strategy of the financial elite, "extend and pretend", applies to our entire society. It is still possible to pretend that the world of our parents will be the world of our children, and to extend its lifestyle a few more years. But that pretense is wearing thin.

A world of justice and abundance depends on a different kind of consciousness. The shift of consciousness is from separation to oneness; from being to "interbeing"; from a discrete and separate self in an external objective universe, to an integral part that contains the whole. The new self seeks less to dominate than to co-create, less to control than to share. It knows that the whole universe is as alive and as conscious as oneself... The universe wants to freely provide what we need, rather than requiring us to wrest it from an indifferent or hostile environment.

The world isn't supposed to be this way... A more beautiful world is possible, right in front of our faces, waiting only for us to accept it.

Charles Eisenstein (adapted)