I'm sick of all the insincere...
Don't need another perfect lie
Don't care if critics ever jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away
~Ryan Tedder, lead vocalist – One Republic
The greatest secret of them all is there is no secret:
...there is no secret way to manifest
...there is no secret way to stay healthy
...there is no secret to healthy relationships
...there is no secret to any of that or more
There is no secret because, by definition, nothing is being kept from you. And it's not just because there are books to read for these tools and ideas, the best teachers are out there to teach you these tools and ideas, or even because the internet has these tools and ideas readily available to search for. Your mindfulness, imagination, curiosity, open-heartedness, sense of wonder, and being present is all the education you require.
Your senses are your teacher. Your willingness to explore is your teacher. The power and presence that is innate in you is your teacher. No one and no thing is keeping a secret from you.
Exploration isn't just about hiking the Andes, diving into the Mariana Trench, or experimenting with hallucinogens. Exploration is living with eyes wide open. Exploration is having your heart and brain awake. Exploration is hearing, listening, and comprehending. Exploration is allowing, connecting, and receiving inspiration, information, and motivation.
All of that is already a part of you. All of that is given to you at birth, even if some biology of the senses are not working like others, another takes over with added sensitivity...it's not a secret.
There is no need for a dark night of the soul to have a breakthrough. You are not more deserving of enlightenment if you have:
...felt isolated from any or everything and abandoned by God or the Universe
...felt lost and confused about your direction
...felt despair and horror with what's going on in the world
...felt a sense of overwhelming dread or deep tiredness in your bones
...felt your motivation shot to hell and a loss of interest in most things
Keep pondering your purpose or who you are and feel like you don’t belong on this planet or trauma, sadness, hurt, etc.
You also don't have to go through:
- Unhappiness, despondency, and feeling loss...then
- Shifting perspectives...then
- Seeking answers and meaning...then
- Finding answers and experiencing breakthroughs...then
- Disillusionment and feeling lost again...then
- Deeper inner work...before
- Integration, expansion, and joy shows up in your life
I'm not saying it is wrong to go through those things; the point is...you don't have to.
Believing there's some secret(s) that is kept from us that we have to seek out “or else,” puts us in a lack/victim mode. Why start there?!? - behind, catching up or even middle there or end there?
I didn't have to have kidney stones to tap into some anger that was lurking in me, except that I wasn't open to learning and dealing with it without the 4-day pain event - evidently. But there was no secret kept from me. I didn't have to go through the whole pre-divorce marriage junk events to see the red flags, I chose to ignore them. Some reasons for that were noble and some were because of wearing a blindfold, but there was no secret kept from me.
We should start in the empowered mode, and expand from there. We don't need to go through a long process to authenticate the Divine in us. Authentication is not just about proof, but about acknowledgment, awakening and allowing, knowing and believing, and sitting in a pool of faith. There's no hypothesis that has to be proved unless you're starting in disbelief. There's no empirical evidence that you have to generate to answer the big questions; your wonderment, curiosity, imagination, and insight generate those answers.
Oh, I could give you tricks and hacks, reminders, and philosophy. And I do – every week. I could quote you to an inspired frenzy, motivate, lead, and teach you ideas and tools. And I do – every week. But it isn't a secret. You don't have to belong to a club or society, there's no dues required or fees involved, not even a book you must read or guru you must follow ...except me :)
There is no great and no small
To the Soul that maketh all:
And where it cometh, all things are
And it cometh everywhere.
I am owner of the sphere,
Of the seven stars and the solar year,
Of Caesar's hand, and Plato's brain,
Of [Yeshua's] heart, and Shakespeare's strain.
There is one mind common to all [individuals]. Every[one] is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. [One] that is once admitted to the right of reason is made [free] of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, [you] may think; what a saint has felt, [you] may feel; what at any time has befallen any[one], [all] can understand. Who hath access to this universal mind is a party to all that is or can be done, for this is the only and sovereign agent. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
We see multiplicity and we experience multiplicity, but the Truth is there is One Mind. And we are a sovereign agent of that One Mind. Because of that, we have access to the Universal Mind and all its information, wisdom, and infinite possibilities.
And if there is one mind, there is no secret to hold...no secret to be had. There is only education, enlightenment, and awakening, and we authenticate that by living it.
The doctrine of identity can claim that it is clinched by the empirical fact that
consciousness is never experienced in the plural, only in the singular. Not only has none of us ever experienced more than one consciousness, but there is also no trace of circumstantial evidence of this ever happening anywhere in the world. ~Erwin Schroedinger, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and noted expert in quantum theory, statistical and electro mechanics, colour theory, thermodynamics, general relativity, and cosmology – considered one of the fathers of quantum mechanics
We are going to discuss some quantum mechanics later this month. Till then, let us remember the greatest secret of them all is that there is no secret. There is only learning, remembering, awakening, and allowing.
You have already been stamped - certified
you are confirmed
you have been given full access
you are endorsed, validated, licensed, approved, and ratified.
you are the sovereign agent of all information, everywhere.
All you have to do is put the authentic You into practice!
I attest that Spirit empowers me to be my authenticate self
I attest to the freedom of choice that I always have to embody the best ideas.
I attest that any pain in my life is merely the compost to my next triumph.
I attest that I don't strive, I thrive
I attest to the Truth of my Being:
I am a bold, brave, succulent spiritual being having a vibrant, successful, and loving human experience.
And I go through anything and everything with that idea always supporting and guiding me.