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In my experience – seems to be true that we create our own reality -
by creating our own reality.
Unless we are unconditional, we experience what we expect to experience,
see what we expect to see, and have the life – we are trying to avoid!
Just by thinking about something we are radiating the event –
whether the thought is positive or negative.
I seems we cannot manipulate this.
If the thought is deep, no amount of unthought will eliminate the effect.
Please consider this.
If it is true that our beliefs are creating our reality, then whatever we
do on the surface of our consciousness is also effecting our lives.
Check this out carefully:
If you are 'committed' to eating healthy food, then your deep belief is
that unhealthy food will cause you damage. So it will.
Zen says: "It is better to eat bad food with pure thoughts than good food
with bad thoughts." Same thing?
Remember? Twelve people I know personally did the no eating process,
and hundreds more are reported.
With me – no food (except the occasional coffee and ice cream) and only
half a glass of water – for over a year. So where does that leave the
'pure food' process?
(One other consideration: if you eat, anything, you are not a pure
Not only on what you eat – no matter how much you wash it – billions of
And not only food – in the air and everywhere. Mahavira is said to have
worn a mask,
and brushed the ground in front of him wherever he went. Still doesn't
And not only food of course – but everything. Every single thing!
If you act one way, you are attempting to avoid the opposite –
which means you really believe in the opposite.
Solution? Unconditional awareness – in each moment.
I came across this meditation project being proposed for 11:11
I have pasted some information on research that was conducted in 1993
for a similar experiment that supposedly reduced the crime rate in
Washington DC in the United States.
Alan Steinfeld talks with Jeremy Vanie and Stacy Lowery on the radio program Black Fridays about the recent Crystal Skull conference and UFOS over New York city. Alan is joined in the studio by Umo and Astral as eye witnesses and documentors to the sightings with his footage below.
Giving/taking - just aspects of the dual mind.
And, in one way, we are all taking - all of the time.
And if we are not aware of our taking the balance is not preserved.
No worries - it will put itself back in balance. Trouble is - consequences.
We assume we are 'entitled.'
It is our life, so fine to assume - trouble is, existence does not seem to
I suppose one thing would be - to assume, in each moment,
we are asleep to the potential of the moment.
Great you are waking up - to that you have been/are asleep.
Probably more to go - but no worries, let's celebrate the new awakening.
Difficult getting anything over to someone who is asleep -
to the fact that they asleep - to the fact that they are dreaming they are
As everyone is so asleep, asleep is normal.
So if anyone does wake up - they are seen as strange.
Gurdjieff really went into how asleep we all really are.
He went so far as to say that we are not born with a soul - we have to
and until we do, we are just energy providers - for the moon! Cute.
Mentioned before, one master said only about one thousand people have
woken up - ever.
Here in the West, in our usual arrogant way, we think an occasional
meditation retreat or group every few years, and a handful of brown rice
will do it.
If you read the biographies of the few who are said to be awake you will
see that it is a big, and usually, very uncomfortable process.
Not that it has to be, but it seems it needs the extreme to get us out of
It seems that even in the most strict Zen monasteries, very few have an
awakening experience. From the sound of it, more have them in Kira and
Clare's Satori groups!
Trouble is, as with most exulting experiences - once we go back to our
'normal' lives it is
so easy to go back to sleep. Don't have to - and we do.
Here is something I, or anybody I have read or heard of, has ever been
able to describe clearly enough to get it over: 'This Is It.' And there is
It is so simple that the mind thinks it has got it. The mind cannot get
Of course it professes it does, but the fact is, not only does it not have
the capacity to get it, it cannot understand that it does not have the
capacity to get it, or even, there is something to get.
It just does not have the capacity to understand that it cannot understand
that there is something broader, and 'outside of itself.'
Here goes anyway.
When you think, you are either in the past, or a projected future - based
on the past.
Here is an even more difficult bit.
You think you are a man, or a woman. You are not - that is just a thought.
I know, I know, I have heard that argument before - many times.
Please, just let it in. Everything you think - is just a thought - based
on a consensus of an idea. Not only that, but the consensus has been
created by: Not Very Nice People.
You are not a woman, or a man. That is just an idea.
You are not married - or single. You do not have a home, or career. Just
(You can be sitting in a café thinking you have a home - and it has burnt
and the insurance invalid! Or your termination notice is in the post.)
"The beasts have their dens and the birds have their nests,
but the son of man hath nowhere to lay his head."
This does not mean what your mind is telling you it means.
It means there is nothing but this very moment. Just as it is.
Not only that, you are not entitled - to anything. That really is a big
You are not entitled. You are who you are - in that moment - and only in
because that is the only moment there is - in that moment. Tidily Pom.
When some people have an awakening they try everything they know to pass
on the experience of that state. As said, very few stay the course.
Everything goes fine until - The Big One - letting go the idea of a self.
Gurdjieff really went for it. Tried everything tried before, and invented
lots of ways of his own. So it is said, no one got it. He experimented
with meditation, music, complicated exercises, thirty -six hour hard
labour, instantl-stop-what-you-are-doing-until-the-bell -rings-again.
Anything to push the person past their resistance.
One story. Scene:
Ouspensky was his foremost disciple. He lived in London at the time.
Gurdjieff was in a remote part of Russia.
There were wars raging all over Europe and the continent.
Somehow Gurdjieff got a message to Ouspensky that he should come to him
In order to get enough money to do so Ouspensky had to sell his house and
leave his wife and family.
After months of very dangerous travelling he arrived to where Gurdjieff
It is said that, Gurdjieff looked up and said: "Now you go back."
The journey, not the goal.
It is said that at that point Ouspensky stopped being a disciple, and
continued his search - through the mind.
Most of us have nothing like that devotion - to even go beyond our pride.
And of course we don't have to - do anything - about anything.
And, if we do not feel free there is always something eating away inside
Seems we are born with an instinct to evolve, and if we ignore the message
it eats us up.
Once again, nothing to be taken seriously, it is just that everything does
seem to have a consequence - one way or another.
If you feel waking up is not your priority - then go for life and living.
I mean really go for it.
Loa Tzu: "Standing, stand; sitting, sit. Above all - don't wobble."
Another way of expressing it:
Being in the Moment.
Check it out - almost certain you will be surprised how often you are not
in the moment - because the future (or the past) is being seen as more
prominent than the moment. And all there ever is, ever, is the moment.
So if you check it out, in the moment, you will find that you are hardly
ever in the moment - for the moment.
Always 'going somewhere' 'achieving something' or thinking of the past.
(Note: The Past is anything that has happened already - even milliseconds
So, try considering:
Each Moment is Complete in Itself.
(For in reality, that is the way it is.)
There is only the moment.
Watch that mind - it is never 'here.' Can't be. The mind can only function
in duality -
so it cannot exist in the moment - only past or future.
Even - as soon as you become aware that you are thinking of moment, you
are not in the moment, you are in the mind, thinking about being in the
moment - which has gone already - so you are just thinking - about being
in the moment - which has already gone.
I know - you have heard it all before, many times: Be Here Now.
It is not 'just a saying.' If you really got that - you would realise that
you are free -
as free as you want to be - of anything of which you want to be free.
When this state is realised - 'You' no longer 'are.'
There is no longer a strong sense of a separate 'You.'
(Feels like dying: "Unless you die and be reborn.")
In the moment, as a separateness, you either disappear,
or become just a vague sense of... a slight 'uniqueness.'
Of course different for each person, each time, but is not dramatic -
just a gentle sweetness.
A Zen monk was not having any results from his hours of meditation.
Each time he came to the Master - nothing to report.
Then one day he came dashing in to the Master:
Master, Master, it has happened - Buddha appeared in all his glory!"
Master's reply: "Don't worry, keep meditating and he will stop disturbing
Boredom is not a passive state. Not at all.
It is a very active, irresponsible, and resentful complaint.
As as the complaint-ant says about their observation of love:
>"and under this its boiling."
(As I have said often lately - listen (to your self as well)
most of what is being shared in the world is complaint.)
Boredom assumes we are entitled to be entertained - all the time, and the
way we want.
Childish. Most people were brought up that way.
Most children of my age were not brought up this way.
There was war on - no toys, no television, no computers, no sex allowed,
and no other outside-of-the-self entertainment.
We became self-sufficient - and creative.
And most people are not only irresponsible - they are lazy.
If a web site or any situation is not entertaining enough for you, and you
how about moving to another one? Or better still - starting your own?
You could then collect like-minded people.
And if you do - something to watch out for?
Story from the East...
A man died. When he woke up he was in a very beautiful room.
When he got hungry, and thought of food - the food he was thinking about
When he was going to bed he thought he would like a female companion - and
she appeared. When he realised that she was brunet, and preferred blonde,
she transformed into blonde. Everything he wanted appeared the moment he
And so it went on for weeks - until he got... bored.
So he said out loud: "Hey, I don't know who is running this place,
but I am getting tired of being in heaven.
A voice replied: "This is not heaven."
And its not that simple.
Most of us do not even listen - let alone hear.
Trouble is, we think we do.
And we 'know' what thought did.
Also: "Blessed are the meek..."
Not wishy washy drippy meek - just not arrogant.
And as a species, meek we are not.
Arrogant we are. Very.
At one time we thought we were the centre of the universe,
everything revolved around us,
and the only more important aspect in creation was God -
and even then - We were/are made in His Image.
(Many people still think in this way.)
I do realise that I keep reiterating - not knowing.
Most of the things we 'knew' not so long ago are just a laugh now.
Yet we keep thinking: "Now we know."
We all have have a very strong facility to empathise.
Although we all have this facility, is it not utilised very much.
Serial killers, torturers, the military, corporate heads, religious
leaders, most politicians, and many others - not utilised at all.
As the new scientific researches are showing,
we do not operate the way we thought we did.
Our brain works in a very different way than our mind thinks it works.
Very well worth checking out on the web the latest discoveries.
What you will discover is that - we know very, very little about ourselves,
and how we function.
Just briefly, without going into all the details again.
When we hear something, our brain goes to its memory to see if it has the
information already stored. Not having to process afresh saves energy.
So when people speak to us we are not tuning in to them, our brain is
tuning into itself - to see if it already has that information.
So most of the time, we we are not hearing the other, we are hearing
For instance, if you say something about size to a person who works with
an electron microscope, it is most likely you are both talking/thinking on
a totally different scale.
So talking about something, you say, "It was very small."
Small means one thing to you, and something totally different to the
operator of the electron microscope.
Please, slow down, and let this in.
There are machines that are capable of inscribing the total works of every
every library in the world - on the tip of the ball of a ball point pen!
Is your brain handling that? Mine doesn't. And I love it.
If a leading theoretical physicist attempts to share his advance
discoveries with a junior class at school, not only will they not be able
to follow what he is attempting to share, they will not even understand
the language he is using.
Maybe familiar words, but with a much larger spectrum of meaning.
So not only do they not understand, they cannot - they do not have the
experience of the level of brain capacity, let alone information, on which
to base any conclusion.
So most people, most of the time, are behaving in an arrogant way.
"I see it this way, therefor, it is this way. End of discussion."
Except that it is not the end of the discussion - because the other person
is thinking the same way!
Check it out. Almost everything that appears on our media screens contains
conflict. And the stronger the conflict the more it is likely to have our
attention. And as we get used to the level - like any addiction, in order
to keep our
attention - it has to be stepped up.
Once again - experiment. Listen, let it in, and do not agree, or disagree.
If the information moves you in any way - one way or the other, take what
is said as a hypothesis, and experiment.
It may be that you are not as knowledgable as you assumed.
Many new things happening.
Even if they are not yet happening for you,
check them out for they may well be on the way to you as well.
Of course everyone has/will have the happenings in their own unique way,
and the trend is there - The New.
If you think 'your eyes are deceiving you' take a little while before
'back to normal.' We have a new 'normal' taking place.
Take a little while to just sit and contemplate that, maybe, all that you
are reading about the change in consciousness, and thus our
perception/experience of it,
really is happening. Just a matter of not holding on to the old.
What maybe happening could be beyond the comprehension of the present
state of our minds. So expect the unexpected.
From a friend:
I've had some interesting insights into why it is that my 'psychic'
awareness is increasing so dramatically,
I'm getting a sense that as I become less and less myself, I become more
and more everyone, everything, and in this awareness it is as though I
'know' everything and so it isn't actually being psychic as we
traditionally know it, it is simply knowing that I am existence.. it is
simply saying yes and being totally open to this truth, and in this space
it is natural to tune into what is going on for everyone...because they
It's so simple...and so lovely.
It poisons the mind, the body, and, if they are not very aware,
the people around - and the whole of all the universes.
(But don't worry too much about what you are doing to those around you -
it is a good exercise for them - to be more aware - not to get caught up.)
It is very addictive, and as almost everyone is dedicated to it,
it is hard to get perspective.
Like, if there was no light, darkness would not seem to exist.
Complaint is wired into our brains - even before we are born.
Complaint is so popular because then it is never our fault -
always the other's.
So we don't have to take responsibility for how we are feeling.
Let's pretend there is something we can call 'Existence'
and look at it this way...
When you are complaining Existence says (in a very uptight English accent)
"I say, you down there, steady on, be sensible, if you go on complaining
about what I have given you already, what is the point of me giving you what
you are asking for - for then you would just have something else to complain
about! I have experimented with giving you whatever you ask for - and it is
never enough - you still go on complaining!
And you have so much more than many other people.
"When you have got around to appreciating what I have provided for you
already then what you are desiring will come - all by itself.
So make room for what you are wanting - by appreciating what you have
already. You are just acting like a spoilt little brat!"
I know, we keep saying the same thing.
If you just once got one little glimpse of the devastation that complaining
creates, mentally, emotionally, physically and materially - you wouldn't
dare - not even one little one.
Here is a fun exercise:
When you catch yourself complaining, exaggerate - to the point of farce.
There is a tribe, and it is fully documented - I have seen the documentary,
where when someone is complaining, the whole village stops and gathers
around the complainer. Someone in the crowd then exaggerates the complaining
- until everyone collapses into laughter.
There was one scene where a young girl burnt herself while cooking on an
open fire. She starts to cry, and the mother comes out and scolds her for
not being careful enough.
The villagers gather around and some children start to exaggerate the crying
of the young girl - until she starts laughing.
Then, the villagers start to mimic the mother scolding the girl!
Try it, have fun, and get some perspective/space to see what you are doing