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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Practical Application

I was chatting with a good friend the other day and she asked, so how do you apply this philosophy of re-creating yourself every moment........."How do you Tom, make as many moments as you can, the moment you re-create yourself in the greatest vision you have ever had of yourself.....Release the talents that are the essence of who you are and see what you are truly capable of!!! Tell me how you do this?"


This is what I told her. "I am more deliberate about watching my thoughts than anything else I do. Not to the extent that I can't function, but I watch where my thoughts are coming from, just to be in tune with them.....after all your thoughts create your reality. So, as my day progresses, invariably something will happen that causes me to react with thoughts that are less than positive. For instance, It's been awhile, but I used to every so often get like a 9 minute voice mail from my oldest Son's mom. These VM's are ridiculous and usually she is making some ridiculous demand for money. Anyway, very often my initial thought reaction would be something like this, 'Would you just go away!!!' and I could feel the angst building.......but I would stop, and change my thoughts to, 'this is just another opportunity for me to be deliberate and choose my thoughts and feelings. Being frustrated does not serve me in any beneficial way, and even though I am not obligated to pay her any money for what she is demanding, I'm so glad I have the resources to be able to pay her and it not even phase me.'

And literally, just like that I released the initial frustration and was back to my normal good place. Sometimes I would think without any specific attachment to anything, but I would think about what I might have going on internally that would bring her lashing out at me into my experience........Sometimes I would realize I had been judgmental about someone or something, which just gave me more perspective on how reacting without deliberate discernment of how my thoughts would create my experience was sloppy creating on my part.


So, essentially by watching my thoughts and spending so much time in a good place, the things that are in vibrational resonance with where I am internally are the things that come into my experience........Like my Son moving in with me, and which leaves his Mom with no reason to call and leave long VM's for me........it's just not in resonance with where I am. Make sense?


If you will just allow it, the Universe, All that is, your higher Self, will conspire on your behalf in the most enjoyable but unexpected ways!!!!! And how much fun is that? Pretty Freakin' fun!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

When the Student is ready, The teacher will appear!!!

No doubt, you have heard this phrase before......but what does it mean for you?  

When the Student is ready, The Teacher will appear!! 

Appear is the key word meaning that the teacher is and always has been here.  The teacher is you, it's your True self that is infinitely connected with all that is, and when you are ready, it then appears.......and who knows how it will appear!!!!.  A chance meeting with an old acquaintance, a book, a song, a traumatic event......the possibilities are infinite.  That can be quite troubling to discern what to take from something that at the outset seems nothing but an unfortunate set of circumstances........but that's also the good news, you can, if you choose, determine what the teaching is to be taken from the situation or experience........the key is allowing it to appear.

You are eternally connected with source, all that is, the Universe, G.O.D.........we just have to choose to tap into it......choose to remember that we live in a participatory universe in which life is suppose to be easy, and it is our responsibility to open up to the possibilities.  Heraclitus wrote;

"There is only one wisdom; to recognize the intelligence that steers all things."

This universal intelligence is what connects us all, it is what permeates our bodies and allows all 70 trillion cells that make up our body to simultaneously function in unison, it is what allows our intuition to stop us from doing something that will not serve us, it is what delivers a creative solution to a nagging problem........it is US......You , Me and everything.........It is what you go without, if you do not go within.

so how do you allow the teacher to appear, turn off auto pilot, stop being busy doing stuff or thinking about stuff........and spend 10 or 15 minutes just being........just being!!........after all you are a Human Being.......not a Human Doing!!!

 

Sunday, May 11, 2008

There are two kinds of Intelligence:

One acquired, as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts from books and from what the teacher says, collecting information from the traditional sciences as well as from the new sciences.

With such intelligence you rise in the world. You get ranked ahead and behind others in regard to your competence in retaining information. You stroll with this intelligence in and out of fields of knowledge, getting always more marks on your preserving tablet.

There is another kind of tablet, one already completed and preserved inside of you. A spring overflowing it's springbox. A freshness in the center of the chest. This other intelligence does not turn yellow or stagnate. It's fluid, and it doesn't move from outside to inside through the conduits of plumbing-learning.

This second knowing is a fountainhead from within you moving out.
-- Rumi

I love Rumi, Such wisdom in his words!!!

Set aside some time to listen to your inner dialogue as often as you can............listen and practice discerning between "Learned Thoughts", "everyday chatter" and "Inner Wisdom". What is your Inner Wisdom trying to teach you?

Happy Mother's Day!!!!...........I am fortunate to have some really freaking cool Mother's in my life and I'm sending them all my love right now!!!..........Be Well!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"We lie in the lap of immense intelligence"

Ralph Waldo Emerson got it......I Love this quote of his, "the sense of being which in calm hours arises, we know not how, in the soul......is not diverse from things, from space, from light, from time, from man, but is one with them and proceeds obviously from the same source......here is the fountain of action and thought......we lie in the lap of immense intelligence."

The sense of being in calm hours arises.......which to me is when we transcend materialism, or object referral.....you know, get past the personal self, the ego self.......and tap into the True Self that has always been.  

Is not diverse from things....but is one with them and proceeds obviously from the same source.....Yeah, we are all connected.....not diverse from things, space, light, time and man.....yet we are steeped in this illusion of separatism, or as Deepak Chopra calls it a "superstition" of materialism........the idea that your body, your career, your bank account, your accomplishments are who you are..........what happens when all that goes away?  Where are you?  

Here is the fountain of action and thought.........when you are coming from your True Self, your thoughts and actions are derived from truth, not illusion......not the superstition of materialism.  So what does that mean.......well you are contributing to growth and expansion of the Universe...not economic growth.......but whole growth, eternal growth........your thoughts and actions are not a deliberate act, they just flow.......this is when the Universe seems to conspire on your behalf.......because that is exactly what it is doing!!!

Don't think so?  Think about it, when you are conceived, all you are is a double strand of DNA.  Literally a speck of intelligence and information that becomes 70 trillion cells that orchestrate themselves into a full functioning human being.......all 70 trillion cells functioning simultaneously!!!  This operating of your body is not a deliberate thought......you might be smart, but your not that fast!!!  So if all your cells are functioning simultaneously without fail or confusion and its not a result of your direction.......it's really not a stretch to think that the Universe, or the Source of all that is, is in fact conspiring on your behalf.......right?

Well yeah, that's nature, that's evolution........you can't stop that, what do I have to do with that?  Well, for most people.....we interfere with it!!!!  Where do you think disease comes from?  Do you really think Source would create the human body, which is a pretty amazing organism, to have it fall apart or self destruct within even 80 years?  100 years?.......Come on!!!  Oh, blame it on genetics!!!  Nope, that won't work, 95% of the human population is genetically sound......the only answer is YOU!!!  You interfere with a divine creation........but why?  That's easy, to remember who and what you really are.

"The sense of Being".....one with all that is, not separate......ONE with allowing the innate intelligence and creativity of the Universe to flow through you!!!.......This innate intelligence is spontaneous, it's not contrived........all you can do is allow it, and when you do you experience the true essence of what you and I are.........you just know, you can't describe it......and things just fall into place seemingly out of nowhere (now here). 

Be, Do or Have anything that you want.......do you believe that or do you know that........belief in hope is much different than belief in knowing............it makes it very difficult to Know that you can Be, Do or Have anything you want when your core belief is that you are separate from your source...........What belief do you think people are coming from when they ask "When do I get my stuff?"..........Be the change you want to see in the world!!!!.........Re-create yourself every moment of everyday!!!!  You can, you know!!!