The path is always forward, that is, if you think you make the path. If you are on the right path, you’re right; if you are on the wrong path, it might only be in your mind, but that is the choice you have made. There are times when we have to take the” long way” in order to get the message, so keep on going with the “Unseen Guidance”, which is there all the time, whether you realize it or not, and keep treading. The goal will be reached sooner or later depending on what you might need to learn…some heads are harder than others… Just a thought.
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We are swamped with problems of world crises, political mumbo-jumbo, or should I say circus, economics, and the list could go, however, a big problem lies with our own conditioned life. Take time and look within yourself a ask the question: am I living an authentic life, or am I following the crowd? You might be surprised, or have fear of being you. We need the diversity of lives and ideas, so being your own self is the best possible way of helping the world. It is easy to see that most are followers, and want to fit in, but what is it that you are fitting in with — It is like the blind leading the blind. Just try and be an authentic you, and perhaps you might lead the pack for a change. We need new leaders to make the difference, ones with a peaceful and compassionate agenda, and not greedy power mongers. BE YOU!!!!
I admit that finding our true Self is no easy task. The Self is usually hidden below many personas and masks to protect our “pretend little self.” …just a morning thought.
What is “within” and how do we get there? Myself and many others use this term as if everyone would easily understand, however, it is a process of actually listening, or receiving a feeling response from a part of our subconscious, which is called Meditation. It becomes obvious when the mind is rattling thoughts about everyday life and responsibilities, to hear from our subconscious is next to impossible. This will be greatly simplified, but will give one and overview.
The first step in this process is to understand a few things about how the brain works. Scientists have mapped the frequencies of the brain that are present during certain daily activities, such as: working, resting, sleeping, and etc. The frequency ranges that apply to the processes involved in everyday life are 12 Hertz and upward called Beta, 8 to 12 Hertz called Alpha, 4 to 8 Hertz called Theta, and 4 Hertz and lower called Delta. Beta is the common range of our daily activities where thoughts flow freely, Alpha occurs during a resting and relaxed state, Theta , which is more difficult to achieve takes much practice, and usually only individuals trained for several years in meditation can flow into this region, and finally Delta which occurs during sleep. We all flow in and out of these frequencies all of the time, but learning to control which ones we need in the process of going within takes practice. What we are trying to achieve is a high percentage of the desired frequency range, which would be low alpha or theta. A little scientific understanding was needed to understand the brain states.
The process is termed Meditation ( quieting the mind and being passive to thoughts circulating from our busy lifestyle ). Now, the title refers to “going within”, and this is how it is achieved. It is very rare for one to just wait for a feeling, or actually hearing a voice without thoughts interfering, but let the thoughts flow on by ( visualize a river with leaves and sticks floating along with the current and passing by going downstream. Just watch them pass and don’t pick them up; the same with the thoughts, let them pass ). As one relaxes for a while the brainwaves will start to slow into the Alpha range, and after a few practice sessions the brain will slow more and into the Theta range. This is the target range to achieve, and also the realm of the soul ( the “Within” ). At this point one should be discerning the feelings and words, and if they go against one’s character or beliefs, let them pass by. And now back to a spiritual approach which is the reason for the journey.
Everything we need to know about spiritual life and our true purpose is found in this “going within state.” Learn to listen to your intuition rather than getting second hand information and progress along the spiritual path with confidence.
Many books are written on this subject, so it is up to you to gather ideas and practical approaches for success. I have designed several electronic devices to target the slow brainwave patterns, but this is another blog.
Learning to meditate will restore peace into one’s life … give it some consideration.
- Our Brainwaves & Meditation (sensualblissvoyager.wordpress.com)
Oh, most singular and unspeakable Presence, first and last in the universe, heighten the fury of my fire and burn away the dross of my being. Cleanse my soiled soul; bathe me in your awesome light. Set me free from my history and cut me loose from my boundaries. Unite me with the One Thing hidden in my life, wherein is my only strength. Fill me with your Presence, allow me to see through your singular Eye, grant me entry into your Mind, let me resonate with your Will. Make me transparent to your flame, and fashion me into a lens for your light only. Transmute me into an incorruptable Stone in in your eternal service, like the golden light that surrounds you.
I want to publish this prayer every once in awhile to share with new friends. It is profound and worth copying for personal uses.
Wisdom brings with it the understanding that all cultures have their own form of religion, and it should be respected. After having said that, I know the ego would not agree, but the heart would, for it sees us all as ONE.
For a CREATOR, or PRIMORDIAL SOURCE to pick out a few for glory and doom for the rest would be unthinkable, even though no one can really comprehend the DIVINE. Remember, we each have own God-image, in which we believe is right, but not even close. It is said that “God is past finding out.”
Regardless of the way we think, honor the other viewpoints. One usually arrives at a form of religion because of cultural conditioning or family belief systems, and is just accepted to be part of the group.
When the HEART is awakened, then one starts to understand for the first time the unity we have with all others. It will soften our heart and true LOVE will flow. Just a morning thought— Love one another with kindness and acceptance.
In our system of dualism one always thinks in polar opposites, such as light/dark, white/black, etc., but the facts are all things that appear to be opposite only differ by degrees of change from one extreme to another, so when does one become the other? At which point on a scale would white become black, or light become dark. Of course, one pole will start to change by degrees, and the point is: who or what decides when it becomes the other? Each one of us would have a different opinion, so opposites are really the same and only differ by degrees
The important factor is: there is more in between the poles than at each extreme. In our figures of speech we would say it is in the GRAY AREA. If most of the important things in life fall into the GRAY AREA, then why do we judge so harshly the way we do, especially when it’s never black or white, or the case for much of what we judge? The answer is: we have determined a system of belief in which we think we are right without complete understanding, or possibly it lies beyond our current knowledge, then becomes an opinion.
After stating the former, we are forced into the situation of being dualistic by having the “necessary” ego that makes distinctions, and gives us the impression of separateness, when in reality we are interconnected. This separation is needed to navigate the physical experience we are living, and creates the great beautiful diversity we see and enjoy. Think on this! Good////////////////////Evil.
Deep within the center of our being lies a Bright Shining Star, also called the God-image. It is something that we cannot fully understand, and from this point we create a god-image based upon our human traits and end up with a god in our image, or some kind of personification that is supposed to perform especially for us and fulfill our wants and desires. The usual result is a complete misconception of the Ineffable Essence ( indescribable ), and a feeling of being let down when our prayers are not answered in the way we want.
When one takes a literal approach ( called fundamentalism) to the inspired writings of the various religions, of which much symbolism, allegory, and metaphor are written, problems arise and one then lives in a state of quiet desperation, or has a secret anger at the god they created if things don’t go their way.
In the first place prayers should be in admiration and praise of the Great Mystery, and not for our personal situations, which would already be known by an Omniscient Divine.
So, we are left with the task ( life long ) of finding this Spark of the Divine ( the Self ) within and striving to unite our entire being with it, which is our purpose. As one makes their way to this Source, the Light becomes brighter and will reflect to others. Much of this idea comes from the works and understanding of Dr.Carl Jung, a gifted thinker and prolific writer in his time.
- We live within a reality much like a movie projector, and most of us have no idea of the process of projection, but almost everything we see and think in life is based on this. No two persons ever see the same image of something, even a very common thing such as a table, or any other object. The main reasoning behind this is: our conditioning from childhood to the present creates presuppositions of reality, in which we think our recognition of all things are correct and only viewpoint. These statements are not my view only, but have been known for many years by scientists, philosophers, and psychologists.
Carl Jung borrowed the term from Freud, but changed it’s meaning and defines: “projection as an unconscious, that is unperceived and unintentional, transfer of subjective psychic elements onto an outer object.” An understanding of this process should halt judging others, knowing we have the same elements of judgment ( complexes ) repressed within in our unconscious. Knowledge is power. Jaya
Outer or physical love with it’s projections, conditions, and drama can bring happiness, however it can be very fleeting with it’s ups and downs. Sometimes this endures for a time, but never-the-less, conditional. Inner or soul love between you and the Divine not only brings great enduring joy, but is unconditional and eternal. One can have both the former and the latter, but the “lover and the Beloved (God)” gives one true happiness and impetus for a good life. Love one another with kindness and tolerance.
As I have mentioned in a previous post, and expanded by Maxwell Purrington, the soul has three parts: a passive, or everyday collection of good and bad insertions, an unfolding part, and the Eternal Part ( the Spark of the Divine ). The ” unfolding part ” is being unfolded by two sides: One side by us through study, prayer, contemplation, and striving for truth, and the other side by our “SOURCE”, at exactly the right time–not too early, and not too late. This is something that needs to be experienced, and not just believed because someone said it. Experience is always the best teacher. Love one another by kindness and tolerance.