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Saturday, July 30, 2011

I'm right - so you must be wrong... or not?

Duality and separation are funny things.  As humans we tend to identify with what we deem as "right" at the expense of all other ideas/opinions, which by default of course must be "wrong".  It happens all the time - in politics, religion etc. especially.  That polarizing "with us or against us" theme that so many feel the need to partake in. 

This is where I love the Buddhist teachings of "the middle road" and learning to be in the world but not of it.  In a universe so vast - we don't need to be "right" at the expense of everyone else.  I believe in the possibility and always have that "many roads lead to the Truth" and we are all having the experience we are having to learn something more about that truth.  Ultimately we are all a part of the same source - regardless of who we are, what we believe etc. 

  We come from the same source that created everything (The law of Divine Oneness) and duality and separation are illusions that we continue to engage in that are so limiting.  Open your mind to the vast possibilities and you soon see that there is no need to be "right" or "wrong" - you are here to just be.  

Imagine a world where we allowed one another to truly be individuals - and respected them for their differences?  Would we not evolve so much faster as a species? It takes a lot of energy to fight all these battles of "right and wrong" and when we get too caught up in that we lose the ability to be open-minded. 

I have been told often, by many people of different belief systems why I am "wrong" - I'm sure in life not one of us ever goes without hearing from someone why what we are doing, believe etc is "wrong" in their opinion.  Perhaps my way is wrong for some and that's fine - so long as they respect my path and I respect theirs.  If no one is being harmed - then what difference does it truly make?

In the vast universe of possibilities - all things are possible - hard to be "wrong" in a universe where all things are possible now isn't it?  Duality and opposition are an illusion.  If "God" or "The Universe" is behind all creation - then truly anything we've created has some basis in reality.  What if there are many "realities", what if "reality" is as infinite as the stars? What if "God" has many faces because it was by design?

There is no judge/jury save your higher self and your source - you are the power of the universe made manifest and you are larger than you think you are.  You have the right to be here and the right to live your own truth so long as it doesn't harm others or yourself.  Those who live according to the Universal laws understand that to harm another is to harm yourself.

Don't put off being who you truly are to please others or to keep others from fearing your beliefs etc.  Live authentically - it's the only way to find "God" anything else is an illusion.  Why do you think so many people feel lost and uncertain? Because they spend so much time trying to make their life make sense according to the constructs of others - and not their own experience.  We are taught to conform from a very young age and as we age it becomes harder to break free from that conditioning and seek our source - which leads of course then to more duality and separation... and a deeper descent into illusion that separates us even further from the truth we seek.

You are here to be who you are and to live authentically as an expression of the one creative power - whatever you deem  him/her/it to be.  Many people are tied to faith based and other belief systems that engage in strong fear based thought of "eternal punishment" and "God vs Satan" etc. The truth is there is light and darkness in each of us - and we must learn to embrace the whole of existence.  What we resist, persists so to "battle darkness" or deny its existence is to further indulge and empower that energy.  Viewing God as some distant, external Deity who is separate from us keeps us perpetually small and struggling.

Through acceptance lie the keys to understanding and with understanding comes wisdom and clarity.  You cannot achieve these things when mired in fear.  Fear itself is not a bad thing - it is a protection mechanism that tells you to protect yourself from danger etc. It has a higher functioning purpose, but when fear is cultivated through centuries of misguided thoughts or perceptions it becomes the very demon itself.  Fear needs to be kept in its proper perspective and not allowed to fester and grow into the very monster one is trying to avoid. 

Namaste... (I bow to you) It is a Sanskrit word and sign of respect that says I acknowledge the place in you where the light of God abides. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

If we can create our own reality - why do I experience negative things?

This is a very common question and one that has a simple, yet complex answer.  Most of us do not consciously create our own experiences at all times, in fact most people run on "autopilot" directing most of their energy to wherever their minds go and whatever they perceive to be experiencing.  A mind left to its own devices can be a dangerous thing.  Most of us let our minds control us - rather than learning to control the mind and that leads to a lot more struggle in life.

Most people will say "I would never create illness, poverty, etc." and my response to that is yes - you might.  No one likes to hear that.  No one wants to believe that their thoughts/actions can attract "bad" things.  The truth of the matter though is that where thoughts go energy flows.  Also important to note is that all experience is necessary - learn that illness makes you appreciate health, lean times make you appreciate abundance etc.  If you focus on turning your challenges into stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks you'll find the Universe truly opens up to you.

Some examples....

If you are ill - chances are you spend a lot of energy thinking about how bad you feel, how much you hurt etc.  If you have become ill the best way to heal and work with your body is not to focus on how bad you feel, but focus on how happy you are that your body is working to heal.  Focus on gratitude for the chance to rest.  Focus on anything positive and not on "woe is me"... If you focus on pain, discomfort, illness etc. it will continue to manifest.  Can you speed healing by redirecting your energy? Yes when applied properly.  This is the force in play with many "unexplainable" medical miracles.

Here is another example, some scientific studies on prayer showed that ill people who had others praying for them - whether they were believers or not and without knowing they were being prayed for - still healed faster than others.  Why? Because positive energy and healing manifesting energy was being directed towards that person and the individual was open to receiving that energy.  So it follows then, if you want to heal, you need to direct positive energy towards your healthy body as you work with your doctor of course ;).  Say thank you for healing body! Express gratitude for the opportunity to better appreciate a healthy body.  Meditate and visualize the healing light moving through you and all around you. 

To maintain good health, take time to appreciate your body and all it goes through to sustain you every day.  The body is an AMAZING piece of machinery and face it - most of us severely neglect, abuse, and take it for granted.  I highly recommend visiting a "Body worlds" exhibit if one ever comes to your area - WOW. 

Example Two

Another common example of a negative people don't realize they attract is debt/lack of money.  People tend to focus a great deal of their energy onto lacking money or fearing the loss of money.  What many fail to realize is A) What you focus on manifests and B) What you resist will persist. 

Many people tie some of their greatest fears onto money and what they are really afraid of is not "money" but loss of security, feeling powerless, what others will think of them etc.  SO many fears are attached to "money" and fear is a very powerful energy - if you live your daily life chronically afraid of loss, expecting that you are limited to your current job/income,  and feeling overwhelmed by debt, ...  well guess what is going to continue to manifest in your life? Not only are you creating what you expect to see - you are resisting what you are afraid of - double whammy! 

Want more money? Work on managing (not eliminating) your fears and FOCUS on abundance... focus on giving to others, focus on gratitude, focus on the opposite end of the spectrum - instead of fear, loss, lack etc. direct your energy towards prosperity, fulfillment, freedom, etc.
See also "What are you afraid of?" & "What do you really want"?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Welcome to the Universal Laws Explained Website and Blog

I was inspired to create this website/blog due to the popularity of a Hub I wrote called "The Twelve Universal Laws Explained in a Nutshell".  It was a great primer, but universal laws are very complex and require more space and thought to explore in detail. 

I have worked for many years with the principles of Universal Laws and have learned a great deal on my journey from teachers, my guides, and other sources of wisdom along the path.  I know that there is no "quick fix" solution to finding our soul purpose or making life easy.

There are however simple concepts and practices that can lead to great personal understanding and growth, and the goal is to share those ideas and tools here.

Anyone who learns to value themselves enough to devote time to inner exploration can learn to co-create their own destiny.   Living life according to certain principles will lead you to more clarity, a deeper sense of self and higher purpose, and joyful, abundant living.

People all want different things - but typically what lies beneath the desire for these different things is the craving we all have for freedom - freedom from fear and limitations.  The universal laws hold the keys to this freedom and through this blog I hope to share the keys with you.