Meditate on the beauty of unconditional love ...
We practice Mindful Releasing from the assumption that who and what we are is the embodiment of unconditional love and the already and always free Consciousness of Being. The truth is that, as Divine Consciousness, we are already free from suffering, already free from every form of bondage.
Your dark, subconscious personality lives outside of everyday awareness and is often called "The Shadow" – a name coined by the psychologist Carl Jung. To be completely free from the emotions of apathy, grief, fear, lust, anger and pride that compose your dark personality, it is essential to first discover that you are not your … Continue reading Dark Personality
Until we awaken from our sleepwalking slumber party – the experience of life for many – we usually either indulge our judgements of other people as being right or wrong, good or bad (for example, acting them out through road rage and domestic violence), suppress them, or attempt to change and get rid of them.
When this body had travelled around the Sun 17 times, I pondered the fact that it is impossible to imagine nothing. Now, a few more trips around that shining orb later, I marvel and stand in awe of the fact that it is impossible to imagine who and what I am ...
The core paradigm shift is from thinking that you are inside your body, to the felt knowing that your body is inside of you. This shift of perception is the truth that lies behind the old teaching story of "Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water; after enlightenment chop wood, carry water.
The simple principle of letting our thoughts and emotions be as they are, is incredibly powerful – if we then turn our attention within to the silence our mutual Heart-essence.
All negative emotions arise from a prior thought whose origins lay somewhere back in our past. But trying to "think our way out" of these powerful emotions never works. So instead of thinking, one of the most effective, albeit paradoxical, ways to release these feelings is to feel the feelings fully and completely.
The single greatest factor that holds most of us back from being the person we would love to be, who lives the life we would love to live ... is FEAR. And when it comes to our intimate relationships, fear can raise it's head big time.
Desire for the pleasures of the world was called by Buddha "the root of suffering". In my experience this is absolutely true. However, what is often missed is that desire has two sides to it: wanting and aversion.
True devotion is choosing to rest attention into, and ultimately as, the silence of our mutual One Heart. To live in freedom we must consciously choose to love our Heart-Self, whose nature is freedom, more than we want the pleasures of the world.
The physical world is malleable, like clay, and is not separate from pure I AM Consciousness. Therefore, when our consciousness of the world changes, so too does the world. It is our responsibility to allow Divine I AM Consciousness to transform our thinking such that we can easefully receive the gifts of Divine Manifestation.