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The Path Of Truth

I have been on a journey for almost a year now, and the journey began last year (2019) and it was a catalyst for change on so many levels within myself, moving forward to 2020 this year is proving to be a pivotal turning point in my life. There has been many things that have started to manifest within me that is starting to make more sense, I am starting to feel that there is indeed a guiding light in my life that keeps bringing me back to where I should be.

A while ago I wrote a post about my intention of becoming a disciple of God at the time I was in a bad place and I was seeking a purpose in my life, and I knew where I wanted to go, but I wasn’t sure how to get there.

Since writing that post I have been guided little by little on the path that I have been on, and continue to be on. What I am learning comes not from books (unless I feel inspired to read something) or the ever popular Youtube, but from glimpses gained from meditation and personal insight.

What I share below is some notes that comes from one such insight.

The Basics

It is very important that the art of being in stillness is practiced everyday. Also, the practice of introspection (contemplation) is performed everyday as a basic discipline so that one understands deeply what they have learnt and experienced from that day. It is also essential that ego chatter is reduced to a bare minimum by the persistant practice of observational skills. Also, verbal chastity should be practiced daily so as to reduce to a bare minimum non essential communication.

There should be a zero tolerance of pornographic material of any description. Anything that degrades another is evil and not of ‘The All’ or His thinking.

These are the basic fundamentals as I have discovered them.

Disciplines

Discipline is essential when walking the path of truth or what in same circles is called a spiritual warrior or even a sorcerer. The word student shall be used in these writings as it is more fitting to the eventual outcome.

A student should be disciplined in the following main areas.

  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Physical

Mental discipline is very important when walking the path of truth, as there is great need to keep ones thoughts pure and prestine. It is imperative that there is no room in mind for fear or doubt, or anything of a low vibrational nature. The mind of the student should be kept clear and pure through the use of mindfulness and other awareness based activities.

Emotions should not be shut away, neither should they be givn free reign to control ones life. The student should maintain good balance of their emotions through the practice of non-attachment, non-judgement etc.

Without balance the emotions of the student will lead to a life without purpose or direction. The purpose of the students life is perpetual growth, and growth can’t be obtained when his life is constantly pertubed by his negative thoughts and his constantly changing emotions.

Physical discipline is the sacred art of maintaining the physical shell through the use of temperate eating, personal hygiene habits and the correct proportions of physical exercising of the human mechanisms.

Thoughts

When the student thinks, his thoughts must be one with ‘The All’ His thoughts and feelings should be positive and uplifting at all times. This is indeed a grand and worthy goal!

All positive inspiration should be acted upon, this is ‘The All’ communicating with you! Never, put limits on what can be achieved when working with ‘The All’. ‘The All’ is growth, he is always giving. He is abundance, and He is Life.

As individuals, we are constantly growing and expanding, but the student must be mindful that his growth is selfless and not just a futile indulgence of the ego.

A Final Note

The notes I shared above are by no means the totality of knowledge needed on the path, that would be absurd, and despite being a student on the path of ‘The All’ I am nothing more than a novice taking everyday as it comes and asking my Divine Father constanly for His guidance.

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positive thinking Success

Question Your Negative Beliefs

How do we go past our negative thinking and self restricting way of existence to a more expansive and positive life? The first step we all need to take is to discover what is holding us back.

What follows are 22 questions that can help you to identify your negative beliefs. I found these questions whilst studying the ‘Silva Method’ which I have found to be most helpful.

I suggest that 30+ minutes is spent answering these questions honestly.

  1. What is lacking in your life?
  2. What are you making excuses for concerning the lack in your life?
  3. To what or whom do you point the finger of blame for your lack?
  4. What are you yearning for?
  5. What kind of attitudes do you have? Are they mostly positive or negative?
  6. What stirs up fear in you?
  7. What makes you angry?
  8. What situations cause you to get dramatic or to be reactive?
  9. What holds you back from taking action?
  10. What do you find yourself settling for or giving into?
  11. Do you get stuck in power plays with family, friends or co-workers?
  12. Is perfectionism holding you back?
  13. Do you procastinate?
  14. Do you have negative expectations?
  15. Do you have weak boundries?
  16. Are your habits supporting or sabotaging you?
  17. Do you have long held secrets?
  18. How is your quality of life, job, money, love, happiness, relationships, living environment, health etc?
  19. What does it take for your to be rich?
  20. How much do you love, respect, admire yourself?
  21. What role does your ego play?
  22. How honest are you being when answering these questions?

What Your Statements Tell You

We have many statements that we think or say about ourselves every single day, it is important to question all of these statements to find out their validity. A simple way to find out if the statements we are telling ourselves are belefs then a simple question to ask is…

Is this true for EVERY single person in the world?

The vast majority of what we hold to be the gospel truth is often nothing more than beliefs that have been handed to us and told as if sacred. These beliefs must be examined closely, because without these beliefs being reduced to ashes, it will severly limit our true potential.

I will discuss in future posts about how we can each destroy the limiting beliefs that hold us back.

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death fear

Lets Talk About Death

Because of the spread of Covid-19 doctors are now suggesting that we as a society start to talk more openly about death. I personally think it’s a fantastic idea, talking about it, not dying that is, although that’s open to debate also.

So whether or not Covid-19 proves to be as fatal as the experts are leading us to believe, it is important that we talk about death, because it is something that we as human-beings can’t escape from. We as a society have sugar coated death for too long, when someone dies we say they have ‘passed away’ or ‘crossed the rainbow bridge’, I’m sorry but what the fuck, when a person dies they don’t passaway, or cross a rainbow bridge, they are dead, simple as.

Why are we so scared of accepting the finality of death? When an animal goes to a slaughterhouse no one says they are going there to pass away or to cross the rainbow bridge, nope they are going to be killed, to die. We are nothing more than thinking animals, as much we like to think that we are different from the animal kingdom.

We live in an almost constant fear of death, whether death be physical or mental. We form attachments and we are scared of letting go because of the fear of feeling something. Also, we fear death because we are probably more scared of living, and of truly experiencing life.

Don’t Hide From The Reality Of Death

How many of us actually spend time contemplating our physical death? The very process of death? The process is fascinating and the more people personally study it, the less they will be scared of it. Naturally, there are many different ways we can die, the prefered is being safe in our own beds, but the reality is that some of us will die in a brutal way.

This is the inescapable nature of our reality. We should not run from death, but neither should we readily embrace it. When our time comes we should face it with as much bravery and dignity as we can muster.

Some people say they are not scared of death because they believe in Jesus, life after death or whomever, or whatever. That’s fine, and I certainly have my own thoughts on these things also, but that doesn’t change the reality of dying. I have worked in health care for 14 years and I have seen the many different ways that people handle the prospect of death. For some there is no fear, and they actually almost embrace that it will happen, then there are others who are defiant and don’t give a shit, and then there are the ones that are scared to death about dying.

It doesn’t matter what you think will happen when you die, whether it is sitting next to Jesus or being in a paradise with rivers of honey and all the virgins you could want. What you think of heaven is of no importance, because to get there you have to pass through the gateway we call death first.

So, my friends it’s time to embrace the opportunity to seriously contemplate death, and the process of dying. Nobody knows the time or the circumstances of their ending, but we all know that our ending is firmly set in stone because that is the nature of life on planet Earth.

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Faith happiness Humour Mental Health positive thinking

How To Survive Covid-19 Lockdown

Just like more and more people I am currently in isolation (lockdown) due to Covid-19, and as this will become reality for more and more people I thought I would share with you some ideas of how not to loss your mind, or even string your kids up and suspend them from the ceiling.

Yep, this is going to be a challenging time for all of us mere mortals, so what can we do to maintain our sanity in this rapidly changing world?

These are some of my suggestions, feel free to add some of your constructive ideas in the comments section below.

  • Take time to meditate.
  • Write in your journal (Something you should all be doing anyway!)
  • Laugh a lot (Watch a comedy show online).
  • Paint or draw (We can all do it, even if it’s just doodles of stickmen etc)
  • Depending on your countries level of lockdown, try and go for a walk every day.
  • Exercise indoors (Put some music on and start moving).
  • Think positive thoughts.
  • Use the power of your imagination, travel to the other side of the galaxy maybe and see what’s there.
  • Learn some magic tricks.
  • Play cards
  • Play a different type of game than you normal do on your games console.
  • Learn to play an instrument
  • Clean your house.
  • Set some really big goals for 2021.
  • Network with others of like-mind online.
  • Watch some motivational youtube videos
  • Expand your knowledge of things that interest by reading, studying etc.

These are some of my ideas for saving your sanity during this pandemic. Like I said in a previous post, do not live in fear of this virus, because fear and selfishness will kill much faster than any virus ever will.

Keep your hearts open, and a strong sense of humour as we will need both of these as we traverse this future together.

Keep strong, safe and together we will thrive long into the future.

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God And Religion

Who Is The Real YOU?

Who are we really? I don’t mean the question of us being spiritual beings or such things, I mean deep down who are we as individuals? Most of us plod along in life barely looking at who we are, except on those occasions that events conspire to make us look at ourselves momentarily.

For most of us we barely penetrate beyond the superficial depths of our conscious minds. Only when major events come in to our lives that we take the time to self introspect, although for many the opportunity for self introspection turns into the ‘poor little old me syndrome’.

I have personally been lucky, or maybe that should be unlucky depending on your point of view to have had several mental health crisis’s throughout my adult life. Every crisis taught me something different, the first crisis I had was when I was 24 and it impacted my life in many ways for several years, but I used the opportunity to consciously find out about myself.

Well, so I thought.

I read many books on various topics that were ailing me mentally, and I thought I was learning, but I wasn’t. I had identified aspects of myself that were dark in nature, and intellectually I had understood them, so I thought that I knew them, but I didn’t. As an example I had difficulty dealing with my anger, so I would read books on anger and be like “yes, that’s me, I’m angry, and I know what to do about it” In reality the understanding of my anger was superficial and shallow and my tactic for dealing with it was to treat it like a virus and suppress it.

Now, like putting a lid on boiling water, eventually the pressure builds to eventually a negative outcome is achieved. This happened to me many, many times. This resulted in recurring incidents of depression and anxiety throughout my life. Another consequence of my anger was a connected issue that is my battle with the behavioural addiction to porn.

You can read my story here.

Who Are You?

Do you know why you do the things that you do? Do you know why you say the things that you say? Most people are nothing more than physical and mental robots, they are almost predictable in their behaviour, even unpredictable people are predictable, by their sheer predictable nature of being unpredictable.

One thing I learned from all my mental health crisis’s over the years is that consciousness is like an onion, it has many, many layers and once you have peeled back a layer it is very easy to delude yourself that you have reached the core of the onion, or in the case of consciousness, the core of your being, the real you.

Real change comes from being honest, and fully understanding the causes of your actions, and this takes a very deep level of sincerity and the desire to truly accept and change who you are. This is not about self hatred, and it’s certainly not about feeling sorry for yourself either.

You need to take full responsibility for self.

Positive life-affirming change can happen very quickly if the desire for change is strong enough. Most people tend to evolve their consciousness gradually over the course of a life-time often through the bitter and painful experiences of life. Sadly though, some people never change, because they are firmly controlled by their ego and will be led to the grave never having been freed from its control.

Self introspection or as others may call it, self retrospection is the key to spiritual growth.

How To Self Introspect / Retrospect

One thing that anyone who is serious about removing dark and negative aspects from themselves should do is to write a journal. A journal can be hand written or typed on a computer etc, as a suggestion you can try this journal from Amazon.

A technique that can be beneficial is to review your day in reverse order before going to sleep at night. This process can be useful as normally this is done through our dreams, so instead our dreams can be used to show us other insights that maybe beneficial to us in our everyday lives.

When self-introspecting I have found the following questions to be useful.

  • What was your mood when getting up this morning, and why?
  • Were you sarcastic or rude today, if so, why and what happened?
  • How many hours have you spent in useless activities today?
  • Did you eat consciously and what did you eat?
  • What was your mood today, and how has it impacted others?
  • Have you lied, become angry or experienced envy, fear?
  • Have you gossiped?
  • Have you experienced lust or used pornography?
  • Have you drunk alcohol or used drugs, what was the underlying desire to use these things?

These questions are just a guide as others can easily be added to help peel back the layers of your own individual ‘onion’. The process of journaling, if it is done with honesty and determination can lead an individual to a sense of self realization.

A Little Caution Is Advised

Although self-introspection via journaling is perfectly safe, I would advise that it is essential that we don’t try to change too much about us at once, as this could lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed which could contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety.

The most growth comes through suffering, but too much suffering causes us to stagnate. There is a fine line that must be tread between too much, and not enough. Nobody likes to suffer, but in reality we already are. We suffer when we can’t get what we want, and we suffer when we get what we want and turns out that we didn’t want it in the first place.

Life is full of suffering, we can’t avoid it, but we shouldn’t add to it. We human-beings overly complicate life. It doesn’t need to be that way.

Lets all start peeling back the layers of our onions and get to the real us, the divine within each of us. Break free of our self imposed limitations, rid ourselves of the programming of our ‘well meaning’ family and corporate and government programming.

Be free!

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Covid-19, Do Not Fear!

If you have been in a coma for the last few weeks you may not know about this, but the world is in the grips of a pandemic. Sorry to break this to you, but things are currently not all happy, happy for many folks at the moment.

Many countries are choosing to go into lock down in one form or another, and lets face it, Covid-19 seems to be the hot topic for discussion both on and offline. I work in the health care sector and there is a subtle unspoken fear among many people, and I completely understand it. This is potentially one of the most dangerous things we have faced as a global society in many decades.

I have no intention of writing a post to generate even more fear, there are enough people doing that. I don’t even have any interest in talking about whether Covid-19 is man made or not, because there are many people making such a connection, just as there is every time a virus likes this takes grip. There will be plenty of time to point fingers once we as a global society get through this, and get through this we certainly will.

We can’t sugar coat the reality of this virus, people are dying and they will continue to die till this virus runs its course. This is the sad nature of this reality that we are experiencing. Nobody knows how bad things will get, there have been computer models done that project likely outcomes, but they are just that, models.

We can’t know for sure. We should not live in fear of Covid-19 or anything else in life for that matter. We should be prudent and take the relevant precautions. We should all have basic supplies of food and water on hand for I would say two weeks if you can afford it. If you are on medication, please make sure you have enough to last for at least a month if the area you live in goes into lock down.

I do not say these things to generate fear, I say these things because they are practical and common sense. It’s not about living in fear when you wear your car seat belt. You wear your seat belt because sometimes bad things happen, and it is prudent to not take unnecessary risks with your life, or the life of others.

There is a lot of good advice being given out by medical professionals concerning personal hygiene (hand washing) and social distancing (keeping more than 6 feet (2 meters) away from people. This isn’t fear mongering, this is how the virus is transmitted.

Despite Covid-19 life continues, and depending on how challenging your personal circumstances are, this can be a time to thrive and grow as a human being, or you can shrink from the challenge and pass up this opportunity to become more than you thought you could be.

Help people if you can, look after the elderly and the vulnerable, but make sure that you always cover your bases when it comes to your personal health and well-being. Keep your immunity strong by taking vitamin C and vitamin D3. You can’t help anyone when your dead!

Keep safe, and together we can all thrive on for many, many years to come.

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positive thinking Success

The Precipice Of Potential

Lets be perfectly honest here, most of use live a pretty dull and mundane life. I think if we are honest with ourselves then we would pretty much agree that our lives are repetitive and boring. We get up at the same time most days, have the same thing to eat for breakfast, we take the same route to work, we see the same people en-route doing exactly the same repetitive non-sense as ourselves.

Life can often be mundane to say the least.

I think the vast majority of us want to escape the rat race, we want to do something we really love to do. I have lost count of how many people have told me that they want to win the lottery (lotto) so that they can go somewhere hot (or cold) and just relax and do nothing.

People only want to escape from what they are doing because they hate it and are stressed out by it. But our life doesn’t need to be this way, we can exercise control, we can make choices. We don’t need to live asleep at the wheel of our life hoping to win the lottery before we finally allow ourselves to actually live.

For so many people this world is more of a prison than a paradise. We are forced to conform to the things that society tells us are important. We are programmed by TV, by social media, friends, and our parents and families.

We are told not to rock the boat. We are generally not told this overtly, but if you listen carefully it is often very subtly implied.

Why the hell can’t we rock the boat exactly? The boat is a symbol of our deep rooted beliefs, and not even our conscious beliefs, it is a symbol of the beliefs we were given, dare I say, forced to consume before we developed our conscious faculty to reason.

Our deep rooted beliefs were forced upon us as children, even babies, long before we developed our ability to think and reason.

In essence, before we had the ability to tell the ‘fat controller’ to take their beliefs and to shove them where the sun don’t shine.

Take The Boat Given To You By The ‘Fat Controller’ And Dissect It, Set Fire To It, Reduce It To Ashes!

When was the last time you looked at what you believe? I mean really look? Why do you have the job you have, even though you hate it? Are you scared to leave your employment, are you scared of what your loved ones will say if you quit without another job to go to? Maybe you want to start your own business, but others are telling you that your not smart enough?

Why do you stay in a relationship you don’t feel loved in? Do you believe your not good enough to find someone else? Maybe your abused by your spouse, do you believe you deserve it?

Beliefs are hard to challenge. The longer the belief has been held the more difficult it can be to change. Changing belief patterns can be challenging, but it is far from impossible. People do it all the time, and it may surprise you that you are actually more competent in this endeavor than you might first realize.

Life Is Too Damn Short

The average life expectancy in the west is around 80 years of age, that’s not a lot of time at all. Teenagers think they will never get old, they can’t relate to ‘old’ people. The older one gets, the faster life slips away. I am about half way through my natural life expectancy and I am fast approaching my mature years, but I have no intention of letting life slip away, and neither should you!

I believe in life after death, and I pretty much always have done because I have had some interesting experiences in my life which to my mind proves the case sufficiently, but I still will not allow my physical life to slip away.

Life needs to be lived in a conscious manner, we need to be aware at all times of what we are doing and why. Humanity is waking up to this reality more and more, hence the reason we are seeing a growing interest in topics such as mindfulness.

Free Will, Don’t Make Me Laugh!

The vast majority of us don’t make most of our choices consciously. We think that we do, but we don’t. Many years ago I heard the saying “freewill is an illusion”, I can’t remember who said it, but it stuck with me all these years even though when I first heard it I didn’t understand what they meant.

I didn’t understand back then how free will could possibly be an illusion. I thought if I choose to pick up an item, it was my will to do it and nobody made me etc. I had the will to do something, and I exercised it. In my mind I had disproved this person.

But…

If you think about how free will works when it comes to what you believe, this is where things start to get a little bit interesting. You see, the deeply ingrained habits, the beliefs you have held since you were a child and you would die to protect because to you they were the ‘truth’. These things are the illusions that we hold onto everyday, our ego holds onto these beliefs with a death grip, because essentially letting these beliefs go would feel like a death to our ego.

Jesus stated in the Bible:

ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

We need to know the truth of who we are, we need to know the truth of what we believe and why. The change that we all seek comes from deep within us.

As Jesus stated:

The kingdom of God is within you.

So I ask you, where is your free will now? Why are you doing what you are doing? Why can’t you lose that weight? Why can’t you start that business? What is stopping you from following your dreams?

Stuart Wilde once said:

Free will is for amateurs

I think he was totally correct.

It’s time to free yourself from the shackles of bondage and self imposed limitation. Look at your life honestly and decide if this is actually what YOU want.

If you truly love your life, then God bless you, but if you don’t it is never, ever too late to change what you have become, and to become what you desire.

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Bless Yourself, By Blessing Others

We all want good things for ourselves dont we?  We want good health, nice things, a nice home, the perfect job etc.  Many of us are so obsessed with self that they barely give any thought about others.

I’m no different.  I am far from perfect, anyone who has read any of my posts on this site will know just how imperfect I am.  Although I am on a quest to know myself and eradicate as many of my flaws as possible, I am still learning and I am still very much a newbie.

Recently, I got to do some research into the law of attraction and subjects like that and I found them all very interesting.  One thing I discovered was something called ‘The Aloha Spirit’ which is a little pink book written by a gentleman by the name of Serge King, his website can be found at huna.org.

I was really interested in what he said, and I knew it made sense to me right from the get go, because the first thoughts I had when I finished reading it was “seriously, it can’t be that easy” or “really, that’s just common sense“.  What he had to say was so very simple that I struggled to believe it.  I am so used to having everything be so difficult, that when a little book of just 6 pages comes along, I am a little skeptical to say the least.

What Is Aloha Spirit?

He is what Serge says about the Aloha Spirit in the little pink book.

The Aloha Spirit is a well known reference to the attitude of friendly acceptance for which the Hawaiian Islands are so famous. However, it also refers to a powerful way to resolve any problem, accomplish any goal, and to achieve any state of mind or body that you desire.

In the Hawaiian language, aloha stands for much more than just “hello” or goodbye” or “love.” Its deeper meaning is “the joyful (oha) sharing(alo) of life energy (ha) in the present (alo).”

As you share this energy you become attuned to the Universal Power that the Hawaiians call mana. And the loving use of this incredible Power is the secret for attaining true health, happiness, prosperity and success.

The way to tune into this Power and have it work for you is so simple that you might be tempted to pass it off as being too easy to be true.

The principles that Serge emparts in his little pink book are so very, very simple, but they are also so very hard to consistently practice in life without an attitude of persistence and perseverance.

As is stated in the last paragraph.

The way to tune into this Power and have it work for you is so simple that you might be tempted to pass it off as being too easy to be true.

How do we tap into this ‘secret‘ manifesting power that Serge mentioned?

In essence what we must do to tap into this power, is:

“Bless everyone and everything that represents what you want!”

See, told you it was simple and would probably be perceived as being too good to be true.

Blessing must be done from a sense of heart felt sincerity or it probably will not work, because essentially you are lying to yourself and to others.

Serge states that blessing works on three different levels.

  1. The positive focus of your mind stirs up the positive, creative force of the Power of the Universe.
  2. Blessing moves your own energy outward, allowing more of the Power to come through you.
  3. When you bless for the benefit of others instead of directly
    for yourself, you tend to bypass any subconscious fears about what you
    want for yourself, and also the very focus on the blessing acts to increase
    the same good in your life.

How to bless as discussed by Serge

Blessing may be done with imagery or touch, but the most usual and easy way to do it is with words. The main kinds of verbal blessing are:

  • Admiration – This is the giving of compliments or praise to something good that you notice. E.g., “What a beautiful sunset; I like that flower; you’re such a wonderful person.”
  • Affirmation – This is a specific statement of blessing for increase or endurance. E.g., “I bless the beauty of this tree; blessed be the health of your body.”
  • Appreciation – This is an expression of gratitude that something good exists or has happened. E.g., “Thank you for helping me; I give thanks to the rain for nourishing the land.”
  • Anticipation – This is blessing for the future. E.g., “We’re going to have a great picnic; I bless your increased income; Thank you for my perfect mate; I wish you a happy journey; May the wind be always at your back.”

In conclusion

I haven’t disclosed all the steps to blessing, but the above will certainly get you started in the right direction.  The little pink book with the full instructions for blessing can be download from huna.org along with a collection of interesting articles both from Serge and other teachers.

May you all have a blessed day, and thank you for reading!