All life, all love, all emotions, thoughts and sensations happen only in the now
There is nothing else…..There is only this……Enjoy!
The current vibration speaks to me a lot about the convergence of a new global consciousness. I would like to add some more ingredients to the mix:
1. It appears to me that there are a lot of common denominators between the diverse range of philosophies available today to research and/or experience live or online
2. There is a strong energy suggesting that the times we live in, are an enhanced opportunity for transformation. Whether this can be stated as an energy that pertains to all citizens of earth is something I cannot say, but I can say that it is my personal experience
3. What I feel are the key elements common to all traditions and modalities
a. The desire to experience permanent happiness
b. Awareness / Living in the now
c. A committment to a practise that helps you to come back to
awareness/the now everytime you experience distraction from
d. All the answers to our quest are answered in the stillness within each
one of us
4. The desire to experience permanent happiness
We are all, each one of us omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. There is nothing that we need. There is nothing that we need to do. All is good. ‘The kingdom of heaven is within you’ . And yet Jesus also says ‘Seek the truth and the truth will set you free’ . This i feel is a recognition by Jesus of how lost we are and have been for most of our existence on this planet. This life experience brought to us for reasons, I do not know, gives us the opportunity to wake up from our dream and realise the beauty and the bliss which are our true inheritance.
I speak of the possibility of happiness through practice, a psychological practice some my call it, a spiritual practice some others may describe it, a practice of whatever title, it doesn’t matter, all that matters is that it helps to bring one back to the present moment where happiness abounds blissfully
This I sense, is all very understandable and very recognizable. Most people i feel know this intuitively. Yet, It is the wanting of this bountiful eternal bliss which is the key first ingredient to its attainment. The desire to experience permanent happiness arises how?? Can you produce it?? Does it happen naturally?? In my experience, I developed this desire as a result of experiencing too much unhappiness. There was no sparkle in anything i experienced in life. And this is the most common impulse for transformation I see in others. There may be other ways…..god works in mysterious ways!
5. Awareness / Living in the now
As a starter to test ones desire for change…..there are a lot of present moment practises out there. I recommend Eckhart Tolle’s Book ‘Practicing the power of now‘.
And in the present moment, what do you experience? There is nothing only your emotions, your sensations and your thoughts. I call them your E.S.T.. All that you see, sniff, hear, taste and touch, all that you feel and think are the only experiences you can possibly have…..think about……how do you feel about it…….do you experience any sensations as you read this……there is nothing else, there never was or never will be anything else other than your E. S. T. in this present moment. The continent of north america exists only because you are thinking it in being at this very moment. Heaven exists only if you think it is so.
The first century Greek Philosopher Epictetus, speaks of (allowing for copious translations) deciding what it is we can and cannot control. This is a very liberating activity, to sit down and write out what you feel you can and cannot control. We cannot control, life, death, our bodies, our reputation, freedom from pain, etc…..ie all that springs directly from actions of others and other things outside of ourselves. But we can control our opinions, aims, desires, aversions, etc….ie all that spring directly from our own actions or as i would say our E. S. T. . And there are practices out there that help to do this. Eckhart Tolles book (above) is one. My own practice called ‘Aschoouving’ is another.
6. Committment to a practise
This game is not a new years committment……its a new life committment. At some stage in ones life, you must emotionally leave the home you grew up in and become the person you were born to be. Emotional leaving does not mean physically departing, although for most people this may be the only way they attain their emotional independence.
The proliferation of so many modalities for change is such a remarkable sign of the current apparently growing global transformational vibration. The internet is awash with practices and philosophies. Access to answers is becoming easier and easier. There are so many options that increasingly more and more people are been brought into the game. There is a lot of discussion too about ‘the most effective way’….the ‘quickest’….the ‘easiest’ way….I say….’follow your own intuition’…..one may feel they have found the best way, but as i said above this is their E.S.T., this is the only place they can speak from…..primary to your experience is your E.S.T., your intuition.
6. All the answers to our quest are answered in the stillness within each one of us
Whatever practice one chooses, it appears that being alone, regularly for long periods is where much of the consciousness awakening happens. Social interaction is a sign, the playing field, a test, a challenge, an affirmation of the personal work, the progress or lack of progress one is achieving on their own, in their own personal space, in their own thoughts, emotions and sensations, E.S.T.. You must go within to go beyond. There you find the ‘kingdom of heaven’, no less than the ‘kingdom of heaven’….think about it…..what does that mean for you…..’the kingdom of heaven’…….Is it worth it?
7. So in considering what may be the common denominators in all current philosophies and practises, I feel I have focused the mind on the heart of what really matters. Do you feel its a worthwhile consideration? Would you like to add, delete or refine a common denominator?