Friday, October 19, 2018

LYING WITH GOD



After getting all of the Pope's luggage into the limo (and he doesn't travel light), the driver notices the Pope still standing on the curb.

"Excuse me, Your Holiness, would you please take your seat?"

"Well, to tell you the truth," says the Pope, "they never let me drive at the Vatican when I was a cardinal, and now that I'm Pope, I'd really like to drive today."

"I'm sorry, Your Holiness,” the driver nervously proclaims, “but I cannot let you do that. I'd lose my job! And what if something should happen?"

"What could happen, who's going to tell,” the Pope says smiling? Besides, there might be something extra in it for you."

Reluctantly, the driver gets in the back as the Pope climbs in behind the wheel and floors it, accelerating the limo to 105 mph.

"Please slow down, Your Holiness!" pleads the worried driver, but the Pope keeps the pedal to the metal. In a few minutes, they hear sirens. "Oh, Dear God, I'm gonna lose my license -- and my job!" moans the driver.

The Pope pulls over and rolls down the window as the cop approaches. The cop takes one look at who the driver is and goes back to his motorcycle. He then gets on the radio and says to the dispatcher, "I need to talk to the Chief."

The Chief gets on the radio and the cop tells him that he's stopped a limo going a hundred and five.

"So bust him," says the Chief. 

"I don't think we want to do that, he's really big," said the cop.

The Chief exclaimed," All the more reason!" 

"No, I mean really important," said the cop.

The Chief asks, "Who ya got there, the Mayor?”  
Cop: "Bigger."

Chief: "The Governor?"  
Cop: "Bigger."

Chief: "The President?"  
Cop: "Bigger."

"Well, who is it,” the Chief asks, now irritated?  
Cop: "I think it's God!"

“What, what,” the Chief screams, "did you say God? You been drinking, John?”
Cop: " No Sir."

Chief : "Then what makes you think it's God?"
Cop: "Well Chief, he's got the Pope as a chauffeur."

Who are you driving around? Is it the Divine in you, free and clear, or is there additional baggage in the trunk?

Do you filter everything you hear, feel and think by the illusion called ego?  The ego is the false, fear-based idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do. It is also a way of edging God out.

Or are you reflecting your inner reality and Entertaining God only?
Two people have been living in you all of your life. One is the ego: garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to...the wise guide.
~Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


Who's driving this vehicle you are traveling around in this time and who are you listening to on its radio? Is it the God in you or that voice that falsely reminds you of your supposed or learned inadequacies (i.e. “Not good enough,” “Too old or young or...”)?

Do you lie, with God? By that I mean are you not telling the Truth or soaking in blame, shame and guilt or thinking your time is up or believing this person or that knows better?

"I don't lie to God," you might say. But I want to tell you that if you lie to yourself, you are lying...with God.  If you make a mistake and your first thought goes something like, I’m so bad at this!orWhat an idiot!orI never get this right!,” you are lying...with God.  If you don't practice self-love, you are lying to the God in you with the Power of God that lies within you....you are lying, with God, the Power of Divine Intelligence that you possess. 

The Law of Cause and Effect always supports you without question or judgment. Whether you are lying with or lying to the Divine in you. It's time we learn to do the same for ourselves - support our Divinity.

In 365 Days of Richer Living, Dr. Ernest Holmes says:
We should believe that God is the invisible partner in our lives and affirm that Divine Love goes before us and prepares the way.

In that belief, you also lie with God (though some may say lay, but either is correct in this context).  When you are reclining in the state of knowing that wherever I am, God is, loving me unconditionally and completely, no matter what, you are lying with God.

"But how do I do this," you might ask. In The Science of Mind, it says:
The highest mental practice is to listen to this Inner Voice and to declare Its Presence. The greater (one's) consciousness of this Indwelling I AM, the more fully (one) will live.

It's hard to not live successfully, when you recline in the direction of Divine Intelligence with love. And what is love? 
     Love is the central flame of the universe, nay, the very fire itself. It is written that God is Love, and that we are (It's) expressed likeness, the image of the Eternal Being. Love is self-givingness through creation, the impartation of the Divine through the human.     Love is an essence, an atmosphere, which defies analysis, as does Life Itself. It is that which IS and cannot be explained: it is common to all people, to all animal life, and evident in the response of plants to those who love them. Love reigns supreme over all.

The most fabulous Love component in our life is our volition. Our God-given ability to believe what we want, use our powerful birthright of choice to perceive things how we want and to use that Power for Good in the Universe through the Law of Cause and Effect to manifest what we require in our experience.

There is an illumination, an energy that surrounds us at all times and we get to allow it to shine constantly or obscure it at any time; to live in the luminescence of Divine Love or decide that we aren't deserving or aren't enough. We get to decide, every day, every hour, every minute, every time and throughout our entire lives which we are.

The more we spin in this cycle of 'not enough,' the more and more we draw ourselves away from the experience of a Unity with all Life and Love. We start to erect barriers to the expression of the Divine within. And this becomes a habit, even an unconscious one, but a habit of eclipsing our connection to the Divine and living stuck in the rut of believing in some form of 'not enough-ness.'



The was an eclipse recently. It was a seven minute event, two of which were the darkest of the event. Cultures throughout the world believe many myths about this type of event:

In Vietnam, a frog eats the moon or the sun.

For the people of the Kwakiutl tribe on the western coast of Canada, there is the belief that the mouth of heaven consumes the sun during an eclipse.

In fact, the earliest word for eclipse in Chinese, shih, means "to eat." People banged pots and pans or played on drums to get whatever was swallowing the sun or the moon to go away.

One of the more colorful stories involves the Hindu demon Rahu, who disguises himself as a god in order to steal a taste of an elixir that grants immortality. The sun and moon see what Rahu is up to, and they report his crime to the god Vishnu. Vishnu slices off his head before [the elixr] can slide past his throat. As a consequence, Rahu's head turns immortal, but his body dies. The demon's head continues to move through the sky, chasing the sun and the moon out of hatred. Every now and then he catches them and swallows them. But since Rahu has no throat, the sun and the moon fall out of the bottom of his head.

Others are not so violent or scary as with the Batammaliba people of Togo in Africa, who see it as a time of coming together and resolving old feuds and anger. 

Or the Navajo, who regard the cosmic order of the universe as being all about balance. Something like an eclipse is just part of nature's law. You pause to acknowledge that that time is special and you reflect on the cosmic order.

The Story of Amaterasu 

Amaterasu was the Sun goddess. Her gentle 
beauty and warmth radiated a life force 
throughout the blessed land of Japan and far 
beyond, showing the people their beauty and 
potential. 

Susa was the Storm god and Amaturasu's
brother. He was the one who released pent-up feelings, shaking things up if they 
became too stagnant. The people called upon him often when 
things needed to get moving again. Susa was also known 
affectionately as The Impetuous Male, because he loved to 
move quickly, creating chaos and noise wherever he went. 

Now the elders tell us that one day, Susa went up to the 
heavenly realm to visit his sister, Amaterasu. In his haste to see
her, Susa moved through the sky with a crackling thunder, 
shaking mountains and rivers and sending all living beings into 
hiding. The night seemed to fill with dancing furies as an inky 
velvet spread across the sky. 

Even Amaterusa became frightened and decided to take a few 
precautions when meeting him. She placed a quiver at her side 
and a bow in her hand as she stepped forward to greet him. 

"Why do you disturb the peace of our kingdom, brother? Surely,
you have more than enough activity in your own kingdom!" 
Amaterusa looked at Susa a little disdainfully through her 
bowstrings. This was not exactly the picture of love and 
devotion he was hoping to find. Susa replied in his most courtly 
manner, "O, radiant, fair sister, I wish you no harm. My only 
desire is your warm company, a glimpse of your lovely face, and
a few pleasant words before I descend to the underworld to find 
our most esteemed mother." 

His answer pleased her, but Amaterusa knew her brother well 
and decided to ask for more proof of his good intentions. Susa 
proposed that they should create demi-gods who would rule the 
blessed land wisely. He hoped Amaterasu would then realize 
that he had all of their best interests at heart. 

Amaterasu agreed and took her brother’s sword, broke it into 
three pieces, and after chewing the pieces for many days and 
nights, blew a light mist from her mouth, which gave birth to 
three beautiful goddesses. Susa then asked his sister for the 
five jewels she was wearing, and after cracking them between 
his teeth, blew a light mist from his mouth and gave birth to five 
powerfully masculine deities. 

Although he had created the five gods from Amaterusa’s jewels, 
Susa was very pleased with himself and began jumping around 
boasting of his omnipotence. When Amaterasu reminded him 
that the gods had been created from her jewels, Susa became 
enraged. Why didn’t she appreciate him?! 

Losing all self-control, he released the wind and rain he held 
under his waving arms, destroying Amaterasu’s carefully tended
rice fields, filling in her precious irrigation ditches, and even 
depositing mud in her temples! 

This was just the kind of behavior Amaterasu had come to 
expect from her brother, but at first she made excuses for him. 
"Well, he just couldn’t help himself," she thought. It was his 
nature to leap around causing chaos wherever he turned. 

Unfortunately, Amaterasu’s pity made no difference. It was as if 
some inner demon drove Susa to worse and worse deeds, just 
to see how far he could push the radiant, oh so self-contained 
goddess. 

Perhaps she would lose her temper and become just like him, 
a true sister at last! After all, how could she possibly like and 
understand him if she remained so distant, so superior all the 
time? He would knock her off her grand pedestal, once and for 
all! 

One day, Amaterasu was weaving the god’s clothes in her 
sacred chamber, taking a momentary, peaceful respite from her 
worries, when Susa decided to send a final message to his 
sister. He flayed a horse, made a hole in the roof of the house, 
and threw the dead horse into her circle of weaving women. 
On the saddle of the dead horse, was a note that read, "Things 
are not always as black and white as they seem." 

This frightening event caused one of Amaterasu’s oldest friends to 
fall dead at her feet, and Amaterasu, worn out by all the recent 
tempests, could only think of running away. She ran as far as 
she could to a rocky cave and blocked the entrance with a 
boulder. No more strife! 

The world was left in darkness. She sat a very, very long time in the 
cave, brooding, feeling that it was somehow all her fault. 
Perhaps she had failed her brother in some important way. 
Perhaps she lacked the ability to love. In her headlong flight 
to the cave, she had lost her ability to see clearly... her light was
truly dimmed. 

But the darkness within the cave was nothing compared to the 
darkness outside the cave. The people had lost their radiant 
mother and sat huddled in their homes, listless and hopeless. 
Without her light in the kingdom, they could not see their own 
strength and so had lost the will to go on. Slowly, the Earth 
began to wither and die, causing demons to crawl from the 
underworld and wreak their own chaos upon the people, plants,
and animals upon its surface. 

When things had begun to look blacker than the very night itself,the 
eight hundred myriad of gods gathered together in the dry bed 
of a river to decide how to get Amaterasu back. They begged 
Uzume, the Goddess of laughter, to create a clever plan. She 
collected roosters that could be relied upon to crow just before 
dawn. Next, she told the gods to hang a mirror with strands of 
jewels on the branches of a Sakaki tree, facing the entrance of 
Amaterasu’s cave. 

Next, Uzume stepped forward, stripped herself naked and 
carefully dressed in various plants and bamboo leaves. Climbing
onto a tub turned upside down at the entrance of the cave, she 
began to dance.  Such a dance! She drummed her feet on the 
tub and swung her hips and generally got carried away by divine
ecstasy. All the eight hundred myriad of gods roared with 
laughter and approval, hooting and hollering. By the light of a 
thousand torches, the roosters began crowing loudly in unison. 

Amaterasu, in her cave, was surprised, she had never before 
heard such a noise in her peaceable kingdom. What could she 
be missing? Finally, hearing the roaring laughter of the gods, 
she couldn’t resist peering outside the cave. Everyone sounded 
so happy without her! 

Catching a glimpse of something in the mirror hanging in front of
her, just for a moment Amaterasu forgot her fear and pain and 
stood transfixed by a clear light. The luminescence of her being. 

With that, she was unable to continue frowning for her 
misfortune and Amaterasu let her light shine upon the Earth 
once more. Just as quickly as they came, the demons and 
dis-ease receded and the Earth was bathed in sunlight once 
more. 

She immediately returned to her palace and vowed never again 
to be so frightened by any storm. Mirrors were hung in the 
doorways to her temples, so that all who passed in or out might 
look deeply into it. The elders say that the people of Japan, and 
the gods themselves, carried on their lives with renewed 
courage and joy. For it sometimes takes courage to look into the
reflection of Light and Love.

Next time there is an eclipse, instead of staring at the ring of fire,
and possibly burning your eyes, take the time to think on how you
are lying with God. Are you doing so with the fibs of facts, delusion,
lack & limitation or reclining in the power of the Sun, vibrating at
the 
speed of the Divine in you.

The mirrors that Amaterasu decreed should be left at every doorway
of her temples weren't for admiring the beauty of ones outside, but
that of one's inside, the One within .... the I am that I AM.

God (or whatever you want to call that Power) is our invisible
partner. It's time to Love fully, starting within ... practicing that
perfect and unconditional regard for ourselves until it spills out of
our own hearts and into the lives and hearts of others.

I invite you to recline in the Divine repose, illuminated by the Light
of unconditional love and the power to bring into your life the best of
success, prosperity, vitality and creative expression. Lie with God in
your magnificence and watch your life soar!




Namaste!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

OPTIMIZING YOUR SEARCH ENGINE


The Rosetta Stone was discovered in July, 1799 by a French Captain Pierre Bouchard. During the Napoleonic wars, he was supervising the restoration of old fort near Rosetta. It was there that he found a block of basalt 3' 9” high x 2' 4½” wide. The text was a decree listing benefits which were bestowed on Egypt by King Ptolemy V. In order that all the people could read and understand what was was decreed, the text on the stone was written in two languages, Greek and Egyptian, and with three writing systems, hieroglyphic, demotic (colloquial Egyptian) and the Greek alphabet. This was why it was such a vital discovery.

Since we never lost our understanding of ancient Greek, the Greek inscriptions provided a key to decode the Egyptian equivalents. The last sentence of the Greek says, “Written in sacred and native and Greek characters,” which meant it was the same text was in three scripts: the “sacred,” which was the hieroglyphic system, and the "native,” which was the demotic script of the Egyptians, and Greek. Deciphering stone was largely the work of two people, Thomas Young of England and Jean-Fran├žois Champollion of France.


Thomas Young was a physician, physicist and all-around genius, the first to give the word “energy” its scientific meaning and remembered for his study of light. Egyptology was one of his hobbies. He began studying the texts of the Rosetta Stone in 1814. He soon correctly identified the cartouche, an oval loop w/hieroglyphs which symbolized the name of King Ptolemy. Young did this by finding the corresponding name in Greek, which gave him the key to the hieroglyphs for p, t, m, y, and s. And by examining the orientation of the Egyptians’ bird & animal characters, he also figured out the direction which hieroglyphs should be read.

Jean-Fran├žois Champollion, the founder of scientific Egyptology, was a historian and brilliant linguist. At 16, he mastered Latin, Greek and six ancient Oriental languages, including Coptic, the late form of ancient Egyptian that was written phonetically in Greek. In 1821, Champollion started where Young left off and established an entire list of Egyptian symbols with their Greek equivalents. He realized the symbols were not only alphabetic, but syllabic, and, in some cases, determinative; they depicted the meaning of the word. He also established the hieroglyphic text was translated from the Greek, not, as had been previously thought, from Egyptian into Greek. Because he understood Coptic, Champollion was able to translate the ancient Egyptian.


They cracked the Hieroglyphic code; enabling us to know the lives of pharaohs and ordinary Egyptians, who’s letters, written on papyrus, have survived thousands of years. You could say, the Rosetta Stone was not only the first language code, it was the first search engine.



Have you ever done a Google search of yourself?





It can be both fascinating and disturbing what you find about yourself in a Google search. It can be similar to what you find if you research your belief system. I don't encourage you to go on a witch-hunt of your belief systems to rot out the uglies you may have bought into, you can look at your experiences to see that. 

Google is like the Law of Cause and Effect, it is without judgment. It uses an algorithm to determine what information is constant about you and has been seen or exposed most and shows those on your screen. The more clear the terms are in your search, the more specific will be the results Google shows.

The Law is like Google, as well, without judgement. It uses an algorithm from your Mind to determine what will show up in your life. The more specific your declaration and revelation, your thoughts and feelings, the more exact and specific the results the Law manifests into your experience. 


Larry Page explains the Google search engine like this:
We stand alone in our focus on developing the perfect search engine that understands exactly what you mean and gives you back exactly what you want. Page Rank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages "important.                     
Sound Familiar? 

Here's a definition of the Law of Cause and Effect from Ernest Holmes' Science of Mind glossary:
There is only One Law: Mind in action. Whatever we think, believe in, feel, visualize, vision, image, read, talk about – in fact, all processes which affect or impress us at all – are going into the subjective state of our thought, which is our individualized use of the Universal Law of Mind. The Law is a blind force, and whatever goes into the subjective state of our thought tends to return again as some condition.
Google counts the clicks your mouse links to various sites (giving preference and higher consideration to repetition and the amount/type of media involved beyond regular text - the depth of the search), the Law counts your mental clicks to your ideas, feelings and beliefs (giving preference and higher consideration based on the depth and consistently of those ideas, feelings and beliefs beyond the passing thoughts). 

Google uses over 100 factors to determine your result, adapting constantly to the clicks and views throughout the internet. So too similarly does the Law!

The Google algorithm is a secret and is updated every so often, something most of us are not privy to. The Law of Cause and Effect also uses an algorithm of sorts, what I call The Algorithm of your Mind and works like this:

Ex = T + F   *  CUL [(R + U) x DR (G+Rs)]    
                                               CB [S/UM + RC]

Let me explain:

Experience equals

Thought plus Feeling

Divided by Core Beliefs, which is [Subconscious/Unconscious Mind (thoughts and ideas that have turned into beliefs) plus Race Consciousness (accepted thoughts of the Human race or upbringing or environment)]

Multiplied by a Conscious Use of the Law (one's intentional Word in meditation, self-talk or prayer). 


Affirmative Prayer or Spiritual Mind Treatment is defined as [Recognition of the Divine Power plus a Unification with that Power]

Times a Declaration/Revealing of your requirement / desire

Multiplied to the power of Gratitude (an acceptance of and thanksgiving for that which has already been given) plus the Release (which is a full and complete faith in R+U and of one's Word into the Law of Cause and Effect)]


We manifest experiences by impressing consistent thoughts, powered by feelings, which become beliefs, into a Universal Google, which we call the Law of Cause and Effect (sometimes called the Law of Correspondence, the Law of Attraction, the Law of ...)

If you don't like what comes up on the screen or in your life – you can change it. On Google, you use SEO (search engine optimization tools) on your website and specific keywords and phrases in your search parameters.

In Life...

What thought has done, thought can undo. The mental patterns laid down in your subconscious throughout the ages can be consciously removed.   ~THIS THING CALLED YOU (Ernest Holmes)


To change the Google ranking of your Mind:



Check in / have awareness / decide / take action

Raise the beliefs you want and/or which serve you

Lower or dismantle the ones that don't


As Raymond Charles Barker said in the fabulous book, THE POWER OF DECISION:

As long as you are thinking and feeling what you do not want, 

your mind will continue to create your private self-accepted hell on earth.
                                             

Got some of those?


Here are some ideas if you need Search Engine Optimization online or in your life experience:

1 – Google Search: Reset cookies and cache, delete history on your browser

      Mind: Feed your thoughts with positives / meditate / nourish mind and body / stay away from negative influences

2 – Google Search: Blog / write articles / press releases / reply to comments / comment to others on similar sites about yourself or product

      Mind: Journal / optimize your self-talk / engage in spiritual mind treatment and affirmative prayer

3 – Google Search: Use Keywords, videos, pictures and tags on websites, pages, posts, and social media

      Mind: Choose words wisely that promote feelings and visuals of success using your heartfelt feelings, imagination and imagery – act as if in mind, body and spirit!


Words are molds into which the creative substance of your consciousness flows. Words without meaning, while they may have some effect through constant repetition, cannot have the same effect that words with meaning have. Your words will have meaning in such degree as you actually feel that they are the activity of the Spirit within you.  
    ~THIS THING CALLED YOU (Ernest Holmes)

What are you putting in your search engine .... B
uzz words, old mantras?

Find new meaningful, precious to you, inspiring, heartfelt, useful words … Divinely inspired words. As Ayn Rand once said:

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.                                                                                       
                    
On your computer – Google is listening ... waiting for the orders of the search to bring to your search page the best and most efficient answers.


In your mind – The Universe is listening ....WAITING to take your order through your beliefs to bring into your experience the most accurate out-picturing of your desire.

And so….

Click back and forth to the thoughts that serve you, whether you type them or think them in.

Translate with ideas and feelings what you require the Law to manifest into your life.



Do this.... and experience everything you require.



Todays affirmation: 

I click on and link to my heart, vibrating at the frequency of love and prosperity!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Origins of the Divine Idea

A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race appear?" 

The mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children and then all mankind got made." 

Later, the girl asked her father the same question. 

The father answered, "Many, many years ago there were monkeys that roamed the earth and from them, over thousands of years, the human race evolved." 

Confused, the girl returned to her mother asking, “Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God and Dad said they developed from monkeys?" 

The mother answered, "Well, dear, it's very simple: I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his." 


This Summer, I read Dan Brown's book, “Origins.” In it he asks the two questions which he believes have plagued mankind:
Where did we come from? 
Where are we going? 

I think it is appropriate to begin this lunar New Year (Rosh Hashanah) with the question: 
Where did we come from?

From all around the world, there are five types of Creation stories or cosmogonic myths.

One of them is called the World Parent myth of which there are eight in this type. Basically it tells of a physical separation or splitting of a primeval entity into the components that make the material world, like the sky, ground, and water. It is a myth that is big with the Norse and is very Tolkien-like.

The Hindu Rigveda (the knowledge of Verses) tells of a gigantic being, Purusha, who possessed a thousand heads, eyes, and feet, and, when the gods sacrificed his body, produced clarified butter (ghee - remember that next time you cook), which engendered the birds and animals and the world's elements.  Later, the trinity of Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer) gained prominence. This story told how Brahma creates the universe, which lasts for one of his days or 4.32 billion years, which then Shiva destroys and the cycle restarts. Don't worry, the current cycle has a couple billion years left. 

A second set of myths, four in all, is called Earth Diver.  In them, the earth is a great floating island surrounded by seawater and the Universe is populated by the Sky People. This is an Iroquois creation story: 


Long, long ago, there was no land, just water and creatures of the water. Up above, there was The Sky World, where the beings had many powers. For instance, they could make things happen just by thinking about it

At the center of Sky World, there grew the Tree of Life [Genesis 2.9], which was home to many different kinds of fruit and grew many glowing blossoms that lit Sky World. 

The beings in Sky World were told not to disturb that tree. But one day, the pregnant Sky Woman asked for a drink of tea made from the roots of the Tree of Life and her husband started to dig around near the bottom of the tree to get at the roots. The dirt caved in and the tree fell down. The Sky Woman fell into the hole; some say she lost her balance, some say she jumped and some say that she was pushed. Either way, as she fell, the Sky Woman grabbed some seeds from the Tree of Life. 

Meanwhile, a flock of water birds -some say they were geese, some say blue heron, others say they were swans- saw Sky Woman falling and made a great blanket, catching her on their backs and then lowering her onto the back of a giant turtle floating on the water. That is the reason some people called North America, Turtle Island [before Amerigo Vespucci]. 

Sky Woman thanked the creatures, but said that she needed dirt in order to survive. One by one, the animals -some say they were muskrats, others say otters- dove down into the water to get dirt and sand and place it on the back of the turtle. As she danced and sang in celebration, Sky Woman dropped the seeds from the Tree of Life which started to grow right away, becoming plant life as far as she could see. 
Soon, Sky Woman gave birth to a baby girl, who grew to fall in love with a powerful being called West Wind. In time she became pregnant with twin sons. One (Bad Mind - ego - ala Cain) had skin as hard as flint and was argumentative. The other (Good Mind - Christ Consciousness - ala Abel) was soft skinned and patient. While Good Mind was being born the natural way, impatient Bad Mind was using his sharp flint-like head to cut his way out of his mother, which killed her. 

They buried their mother and from her head grew corn, beans and squash, the staple foods of the traditional Iroquois diet. From her heart grew sacred tobacco, which is used when there is a desire to communicate with the Creator. From her feet grew the wild strawberry. Sky Woman is now called Mother Earth and to this day supports all of the people, animals and plants. 

The twin boys grew up and went about the task of creating everything that is found in the natural world. Good Mind made all the beauty on our earth — the rivers, the mountains, the trees; teaching the birds to sing and the water animals to dance. He also made rainbows and soft rains. Bad Mind watched his brother creating beauty and was envious. [Satan?] He set out to create the opposite of all the good his brother had made. He put dangerous rapids in the rivers, created destructive hurricanes and powerful tornadoes. When Good Mind planted medicinal plants, Bad Mind planted poisonous roots and deadly berries. 

One day, while Good Mind was away creating more things of beauty, Bad Mind stole all the animals and hid them in a big cave. Good Mind was very angry and a battle raged for many days with Good Mind finally winning. He banished Bad Mind to live in caves beneath the earth where he waits to return to the surface. 

Doesn't that sound familiar?

Our third myth, at least 4 that match the qualities of it, is called Emergence.  Emergence myths tend to focus on feminine energy as the creative force. It tells of how humanity emerges from another world or universe through that force. Other emergence myths describe the creation of people as a staged ascent or metamorphosis from a subterranean world of noble people from earlier iterations of the planet. Sort of like what Noah and the flood were supposed to do for the planet. But does this subterranean talk mean we come from the mole people, like in Welles' Time Machine novel? 

Now our fourth creation story of which I have seen nine different is described as Ex Nihilo (out of nothing). Basically, it is the Genesis story of the Christian, Jewish, and Islam.

Finally, we have the stories, fifteen in all that tell of creation from chaos, order from disorder. It goes something like this:  initially there is nothing, a formless, shapeless expanse called the chaos, the void, the abyss which has the consistency of vapor or water and is dimensionless, containing the material(s) to create the world.

The creation from chaos and the common ex nihilo (Genesis) creation stories got me thinking about their parallels. Is there really a difference between what was written in the Genesis story versus the scientific explanation, The Big Bang?  And does Divine Intelligence fit in both stories?


The Big Bang Genesis of Our Origin

In the beginning there was nothing. And then appeared an extreme and intense hot, dense point of mass, infinitesimally small and infinitely dense, with no form or structure, which was called a "singularity:"  a single energy, an idea, a consciousness...Mind 

Soon that mass, that Divine idea, that conscious energy, became so powerful it could no longer contain itself and underwent an expansion or inflation, which began to cool down this singularity and create large amounts of matter, energy and ideas. These ideas of expansive mass, this inflated singularity developed into quarks (subatomic particles carrying a fractional electric charge), which began to clump together into various hadrons - protons and neutrons - the makings of the atom....all in the first second after the expansion. This heat was so intense, not even light could shine. 

After a mere 300,00 years, these clumps of protons, neutrons and now including electrons, crashed together with enough force to break up into a dense, opaque plasma. This plasma soon began to cool in a phase known as "recombination." The absorption of these freed electrons caused the universe to become transparent and the light (the inspiration of Spirit) began to unleash Itself. Yes, then there was light but this energy of luminosity, the era of recombination was followed by a period of darkness. 

And there was evening and there was morning — the first day. 

Soon the gravitas of the singularity's force caused these cooling clumps of gases and atoms to collapse enough to form stars and galaxies. It churned and churned for another 12 billion years, filling the Universe, dividing the firmament with galaxies, stars and planets. 

And there was evening, another completion of the idea, and there was morning, with the activity of new ideas arising — the second day. 

And in this churning of matter and gravity, through the energy of this idea of creation, this Divine Mind, this conscious energy, this expression of imagination came the production our planet... Earth. 

And there was evening and there was morning — the third day. 

It is here the Universe continued to evolve in the wake of the energy and idea of the creation. And from the The Big Bang, the Divine Intelligence, produced the two great lights of day and night – the sun illumination of the I AM consciousness and the moon's glow of the intellect.

And there was evening (an unfoldment in consciousness) and there was morning — the fourth day. 

With a swarm of living creatures developing on Earth and elsewhere, Divine Mind begins to express Itself and Its ideas into the thoughts and spiritual understanding of these creatures; discrimination and judgment are manifested through the One Mind and Its expression evolves, in both conscious and subconscious mind of these creatures. 

And there was evening and there was morning — the fifth day. 

On the final recorded day of creation, called the sixth day, ever continuing from The Big Bang of our origin and expanded and evolving at all times came the incarnation of Humankind, both male and female. 

This humankind, going through an evolution, a revelation, a metamorphosis of perfection, wholeness and completeness, came to mirror the Power of that Creative Force. Humankind, both male and female, were created in the image of this energy, this Divine Intelligence, this One Mind, able to use Its Creative Force to put thought into form, using the unconditional Love of their creator and Its Law of Cause and Effect. For ever action in Mind is a reaction in form. In their purest sense, they expressed the Christ consciousness:  the awakened, highest expression of and connection with the singularity, the Divine Mind.

And after there was evening and there was morning — the sixth day

We continue .... from that singular idea  - an energy, a consciousness -  from that expansion, illuminating Itself by expressing Life, Light, Love, Beauty, Joy, Power and Wisdom in all Its creations.

And so it is and so It continues and so we are that singularity, the I AM.

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You might ask how long did all this really take?  Well in 2 Peter 3:8, it says:
But, my beloved, do not forget this one thing, that one day is with the LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Whether it took seven Earth people days as it claims in Genesis, 6000 years as per Peter, 100 God days of some sort or the other or 4 trillion, 986 billion, 800 million universal days as the physicists may claim, we are of that singularity, the Thing Itself  - call It what you will-  we are of that stuff, that Force, that energy. We come from a Big Bang ... that is the Genesis, the Creation ... our origin. 
Creation is God making something out of Itself by becoming the thing It creates. (atoms, gases, stars, planets, plants, animals, people). … We must understand the Creation does not mean making something out of nothing, but means passing the substance into form, through a Law (called gravity in science, Cause and Effect to us), which is set into motion by the Word of Spirit.     ~Ernest Holmes 

THERE IS but one hand in the universe. It is God's hand. Whenever you have felt that your hand was empty, it has been because you have believed yourself something separate from God. … Your hand is God's hand. My hand is God's hand. Our Father reaches out through these, (Its) only hands, to give (Its) gifts.                                                                                            ~Emilie Cady, HOW I USED TRUTH, God's Hand 

Whatever myth or story you choose, know that we are the gift. 
And God said, Let us make Man in our image, after our likeness ... And God created Man in Its own image, in the image of God created them It; male and female created It them. And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth ... And God saw everything that It had made, and, behold, it was very good. 
                                                                                                ~Genesis 1:26-31 

That's where we come from, that's who we are. We are the singularity energized and individualized in Its creative power in human form, using our conscious and subconscious mind, to express It.

The other question I posited was, Where are we going?  Well that's for another blog... 

Suffice it to say, with our Divine likeness comes choice or volition. And with that, we have the ability to reach into the infinite possibilities of the Universe and pick what fits to the liking of our lives by being in the belief of the having-ness of it, the consciousness of it, in heart, mind and spirit, and in imagination, thought, feeling and declaration. 

That is a Power from our origins, from where we come from, from who we are and it is Spirit, that singularity, expressing Itself through you, as you and for you! 

Affirm it, live it, be it and prosper through and as It. 



An intention for you to plant in your consciousness and prosper from:

My intention today is to affirm who I am and where I come from.

 I know that I Am that I Am. I know I individualize that creative power that has made and will make the sun shine, the moon glow, and the birds sing. 

I am from the same Source as Buddha, Yeshua, Moses, Gandhi, Mother Theresa and so many more. 

My luminescence is a unique expression of Divine Intelligence and I declare my life reveals my divinity in everything I think, feel and do. 

I live my divinity in all decisions, living life to the fullest in peace, love and joy!

Monday, May 7, 2018

You Gotta Have Heart

You Gotta Have Heart

There's a story about a couple had two little boys, ages eight and ten, 
who were always getting into trouble ... if any mischief occurred in town, 
their two sons were somehow involved.

At their wits end, the parents contacted a clergyman in town 
who had been successful in rehabilitating children.

The clergyman agreed and asked to see the boys individually. 
The eight-year-old was sent to meet with him first. The clergyman sat the boy down, 
looked him sternly in the eye and asked, 
"Where is God?"

The boy made no response, so the clergyman repeated the question 
in an even sterner tone, 
"Where is God?"

Again the boy did not answer, so the clergyman raised his voice even more, 
shaking his finger in the boy's face, 
"WHERE....IS....GOD?"

At that, the boy bolted from the room, ran directly home and slammed himself 
in his closet … frightened to his very bones.

His older brother followed him into the closet and asked, 
"What happened, what happened … what did they say, are we in trouble?"

The 8 year old looked up, tears rolling down his trembling face and replied, 
"We are in BIG trouble this time. God is missing and they think we did it!"


Of course, God is never missing, we're just looking the other way. So it bears the question, where does Humanity and Divinity meet? And the answer is inevitably the heart. The heart is first thing revealed and the last thing to reveal!

What do I mean?
The heart is the first organ revealed during our pre-natal development. And the last thing it reveals, when we allow it, is the Truth. In other words, it is the first place where the individualization of the Divine within is illuminated and the last to empower that Divinity in the manifestation of our desires...the expression of that Divinity in Life. We can think, pray or speak words until we are blue in the face and not a thing will manifest, at least not in the clearest way possible, unless we have feeling behind it.

While we admire the intellect, we must realize that the intellect is not the creative factor in the Universe. Rather, it is feeling that is creative.   ~Ernest Homes

I believe there is a Divine Matrix within our bodies … a triune nature of Life ... that we use to create our experiences through the Law of Cause and Effect. It is:

Brain   Heart   Gut

Grant Soosala and Marvin Oka wrote a book called "Mbraining – Using Your Multiple Brains to Do Cool Stuff", which talks about the enteric brain – gut, the cardiac brain – heart, and the cephalic brain - head.

 Most have the brain/head thing down.

Using our intellect, knowledge and logic with synapses firing and all the electro-chemical workings of the brain surging. We say things like...

"I declare 'this' in my life! I reveal 'that' in my life!"


Some have the gut stuff down. 

They use their intuition and imagination, knowing what the idea looks like, smells like, tastes like, or what its texture is. I believe our intuition and imaginative creativity (the constructive kind) is a direct infusion from the Divine.


But the main connection, the one that matters most, comes from and through the heart - the feelings.
It's where the 'as if ' is empowered, the imagined experience of it is emboldened, the emotional feeling of the having is had and where the gratitude - because it manifested - lives. It is the regulator of our perceptions, creating an energetic and magnetic field informing our brains whether we feel safe and secure or not. Note that fear can be a motivator, but is more likely to shut down our intellect and logic into fight or flight mode, which is great if you have to lift a car to save someones life, but not so great if the flow of cortisol (one of the steroid hormones and is made in the adrenal glands) is in excess and stress is lit up in our mind and bodies.

Richard Adler and Jerry Ross said in the musical DAMN YANKEES:
You've gotta have heart 
All you really need is heart 
When the odds are sayin' you'll never win 
That's when the grin should start
That grin, that knowing, that acceptance is not from the intellectual mind, though it will seem like it is and will quickly land there, but it is a feeling first, a perspective that begins in the heart.  This feeling/perspective comes through one of the 40K+ sensory neurites or cells in the heart which are firing off independently from the brain neurons. It is time to re-awaken our heart intelligence.

Ramana Maharshi (Hindu sage - mid 20th century) wrote:
...when the mind stays in the Heart, the ‘I’ which is the source of all thoughts will go, and the Self which ever exists will shine.
The "I" is the ego that edges God out and the "Self" is the Divine within the ego that Entertains God Only. We want to live a life entertaining God Only.

But how, you might ask. I have too much going on:  work, family, getting ahead, healing the body, paying the bills, etc., etc., etc.

Try this simply and ancient Spiritual Practice that can be done anywhere or anytime and quite quickly, if time seems pressing:

1. Close your eyes...
This brings your awareness within. For most sight can be a hindrance to going within.

2. Put your hand on your heart...
Heart is at center of the body, center chakra. It is the gateway to an Intelligence both harmonious and holistic. This simple touch brings a powerful awareness to this gateway to the Divine.

3. Now become aware of your breathing and allow it to slow down. Take 5 secs to inhale and 5 secs to exhale...
This signals body that your are safe. It acts to free you from any stresses and opens the body to healing.

4. Think or imagine someone or something that you Care about or Appreciate or have Gratitude for or for which you have Compassion...
In other words, allow yourself to feel a positive emotion about a person, a loved one, your spiritual community, your child, your puppy, something you received, or an insight you had.  Care, Appreciation, Gratitude or Compassion!

Doing this spiritual practice for even a few moments resets/reboots and reconnects the connection of all three brains:  the imagination/intuition from the Gut, the feelings and intelligence of the Heart and the logic of the Brain. It harmonizes the entire system for optimal decision making, creative discovery, learning, transcending and manifesting; giving one resilience in this every changing and too often chaotic world - it inspires the chaotic to the cosmos, the unformed whirling dervishes to the lovingly controlled creation. And as a bonus, it releases 1300 bio-chemical reactions that promote immunity and anti-aging.

In 1958, Dr. Ernest Holmes ended a talk by saying:
If I pass on tonight they can take everything I have ever written and toss it in the ashes. It's going to be thrown there someday anyway. But two things will remain. There is a Presence and there is a Power in the universe, which constitute a dual unity of action and reaction and the polarity from which all things come. Learn to court the Presence by not only seeing God in everything and everybody but by feeling God all the time. Feel the Presence in the sacred place of your consciousness. Then use the Power. Your thoughts will change the conditions of your life.
"Feel the Presence in the sacred place of your consciousness." There are two final steps in this spiritual practice:

5. Take a deep breath and, while inhaling, say or think, “God Is” and then, while exhaling, say or think “I AM”
           Repeat this connective affirmation several times. Note that you do not have to use the term "God", if it has negative connotations for you. Find your own way of naming the Divine (It doesn't care what you call It).

6. Open your eyes
As I said, this is an ancient and primal practice, easy and powerful, a conscious and connective process aligning the three brains and refreshing the attitudes and prospective of an authentic love-filled, creative and intelligent life-affirming experience.

In Proverbs 23:7, and from which is the title of a fabulous, easy to read book by James Allen, it says:
As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Being heart-centered does not have to equate to an uber-emotional life or one blinded by wearing rose-colored glasses, it is a smart move when it is part of the team of three. Join me in getting smart, using all three brains (heart, mind, gut) to optimize a life of magnificence, prosperity, power,  laughter, beauty, wonder, wisdom and joy.

It is your birthright and you are well-equipped 

to live it fabulously and Love in it continously!