Our soul speaks with calm, stillness, truth, love, and clarity.
Our soul rests within – already complete, harmonious and balanced, just waiting to be awakened - to be freed . . . to experience blissful peace and joy.
Awaken child. See with eyes of wisdom. See with eyes that feel My presence and recognize the force that rests within. You possess the force of creation, the force that allows you to be filled with pure desire to return to Me. Return to your true state of being – to a state of Omnipresence - Omnipotence - Omniscience.
With true devotion, we can return to where we came and can do so using any of these three paths. The path of knowledge, devotion, and action can restore truth and allow us to resist the force of evil by choosing to seek God instead.
Consciously acting with God in our mind and in our heart, we can expand with grace and be propelled toward God. This force of gravity is inherent in our being, God gifted us with will and needs nothing from us but our love. In finding Him, we awaken the self and can live a life of joy.
We can find happiness only by returning to Him. Through closed eyes, we can discover our portal for return.
Open this gift child and free yourself from the dream; awaken to this Truth.
Truth is that we are not the body, not flesh, we are Cosmic Consciousness. Our happiness can only be found by realizing that everything we need rests within us.
God gifted us with reason, with intellect, with the capacity to make this choice. It's up to us NOT to allow evil to pull us and to remain aware of God so we may recognize maya or cosmic delusion as it constantly attempts to keep us attached and bound, absorbed and consumed, always affected by emotion.
Attaching to the things of this world circumscribes us, prevents us from finding our way out of pain and suffering. If we look within, we can discover our true Source of connection, our way home – and it's right there within.
So, be careful of thoughts. Thoughts filled with maya or ego, keep us obsessing over little me - the little self. Thinking only of the little self brings suffering. The mind needs to be managed, it needs to be handled properly or it will take over and work in ways that brings trouble. Emotions come and go, and at times, emotion can be so strong that it will take over for some time. Emotions are addicting and can make us feel out of control, like we're going crazy, making us feel like a different person altogether.
When emotions take over, we have reactions and act accordingly. I recently heard a story from a Tibetan Monk about a pair of friends in Tibet who worked in the military for many years. At one point, the Indian government separated these men, sending one to the North and the other to the South for 18 years. They were not allowed to communicate. After 18 years, they were reunited. The one man invited the other to his home and when his wife got up to use the restroom, his friend also went to the restroom. In a state of intense jealously, the husband stabbed his friend 18 times in the restroom. His jealously was so strong that he was completely unaware of what he did. Intense emotion can become so addicting, so profound in some, that it suppresses all other emotions, inhibiting awareness, understanding, and alertness, causing us to act in ways we truly do not wish. No one wants to hurt or kill. We are simply so occupied by that emotion that we know not what we do in that moment.
Problems arise when we think only, me, me me. We have problems when we allow negativity to enter -- fear, hatred, obsession, jealously, worry, and the like can take us over. Our way to freedom is to correct the self. We may do so through worship or prayer, through meditation, and self analysis. By recognizing that the little self is nothing and needs the greater Self to manage it, we begin to practice. Buddha calls this practice dharma. When we handle that within you, we help ourselves and help others. This is the true practice of dharma. We must handle our mind, to handle the addiction if we wish to find freedom from the self that is out of control.
An ego-minded person gets looped or stuck in that little me mentality, all filled up with fear, worry, and limiting beliefs that deplete our Source energy. This negative state of thinking creates a state of being that is self-perpetuating, wreaking havoc on our nervous system. Our autonomic nervous system has two branches: the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. The sympathetic system is considered the "fight or flight" system, while the parasympathetic nervous system is considered the "rest and digest" or "feed and breed" system.
The sympathetic nervous system functions to help us to evolve and survive. If it is always in a state of threat or heightened arousal, we produce symptoms and the body feels its effects. Chronic arousal or stress can cause physical, psychological, and physiological symptoms and disorders.
The parasympathetic nervous system down-regulates and calms our hyper-aroused or fight/flight state of being. It assists us back to functioning normally and returns us to a state of homeostasis. When the threat passes, it receives messages from our gut informing it that we can return to normal. So our heart slows, our breathing returns to normal, our constricted blood vessels and pupils relax and function normally, and our body can rest and digest. In homeostasis we feel safe and calm. But if we believe that threat still exists, even when in reality it has passed, our system remains on high alert, and we cannot let down.
God is like our parasympathetic nervous system. He is our connection or link to down-regulation and He calms the system. If we look within, we find Him in that portal. It's by opening our heart and trusting that He lies within us that we can break the loop of self-perpetuating suffering, unease, and distress. He provides us the direct path for allowing our energy to find release. He awaits our return so He may help us re-align and become newly oxygenated, re-energized, revitalized.
We are One. Our healing comes from union with God and with each other. Instead, the world tricks us into believing we are separate and we act accordingly. Our sense of separatism causes us to act with fear rather than with love. We believe that powers outside of ourselves are exerting forces over us, influencing us to act and feel the way we do. So, instead of looking within, we seek remedies outside of the self and in so doing, we give away our power and feel helpless, hopeless, powerless -- like a victim.
The body and mind want us to be calm and quiet so we may hear our inner voice reminding us how powerful, lovable and worthy we are. Seeking our power within, reunites us with Source so we become interiorized, living inwardly with God.
With conscious effort and right-minded action, we can learn to dissolve the mind, vital forces, desires, devotion, wisdom, and service all into God. Dissolving everything into God, we find peace and happiness.
Freedom and joy are ours when we are aligned with Source.