These are the ideas for review today. Spend two minutes contemplating each affirmation.
It is impossible to have thoughts without taking a position or a point of view. It also follows that my thoughts, regardless of whether they come from dark, light, or admixed energy vibrations will have an effect, either creating a world of separate, illusory forms or manifesting out of creative communication with the Divine, thoughts of Love from the One True Source of Love. Everything I see is the byproduct of thought. There is no thought too small or too big. Thoughts create experience. Experience creates beliefs. Beliefs create perceptions. Thoughts are either Radically Right or dreadfully out of alignment with truth. True thoughts extend from Love of Infinite Measure. False thoughts project and animate, paint, and out picture images and egoic-ahamkaric movies that aren’t true.
Thoughts are either true and whole or false and fragmented. They, unlike the meaning of things I see with my manas-sense-mind’s eyes and its visual cortex are not neutral. Thought waves have vibratory effects and consequences. They either create and extend love or they destroy through fear and assault. True and whole thoughts will show me the Real World while destructive, false, and fearful thoughts will be projected from the ego-ahamkar mind and show me a hell that really doesn’t exist. Thought distortions that destroy or seek to attack are errors that need to be corrected and reconciled in order for veils that prevent True Sight from occurring to vanish and disappear. I must stand guard and watch the fluctuations in my mind so I am in alignment with Heaven and not a self-made hell of torment and affliction. Thoughts must either be true and whole, or false and the cause of the kind of sleep that produces nightmares.
I do not perceive with neutrality because my thoughts are not without a positionality or some slanted form of judgment or fixed belief. This day I take another step to recognize cause and effect and that I seem to be experiencing an outer manifested world that my egoic-ahamkar calls real. Thoughts and beliefs come before perception even though it seems to occur the other way around. My egoic mind-womb wants me to believe that perception comes first, but in reality I bring all preconceived notions, beliefs, and ideas from the past to the present moment that my egoic-ahamkar corrupts and assails with the onslaught of these fixed delusions. What I perceive and think I see do not appear to be neutral. My private mind sees either Heaven or hell.
What my mind sees and then interprets is a testament to the quality and nature of what fluctuations of thought that arise in it. In no way can I see nothingness, because to think must lead me to see something as form. Thinking, despite many thoughts to the contrary is the basis of my existence and being. Everything comes from a thought. Whether from a Divine Source or from mayaic-delusion. I must choose to gaze upon the world I visually interpret as a film projection coming from and being played out by the causative-ideational nature of my mind that was a gift from the Divine Allness. I can always transform my mental atmosphere, so therefore the idea must follow, that the kind of world I photograph with my eyes can be made into something new that comes from eternal light instead of darkness.
I am not alienated in experiencing the effects of my perceptual faculties because all minds are joined and unified, only appearing to be separate, seeing through what seem to be individual eyes of different physical bodies and their their visual cortexes. Am I seeing with the personal egoic-ahamkar and its body sense of sight, of which there really is only one mass, collective ego, or from Christ-Atman-Buddha-Krishna Mind-Vision? In all cases it is always one or the other from which I see or seem to perceive.
Though I have thoughts that seem to come from a private mind, I have no private thought forms. Therefore, if my mind can’t produce private thoughts that are not shared, I cannot look out upon a world solely of my own making. The insane moment of separation was a joint, collective happening that occurred and now is on seeming display for one mind appearing as individual minds to visually interpret and see. That collective sharing though, was really a sharing of absolute nothingness. I now call upon my true and whole thoughts because they, in actuality are shared with everyone who seems to inhabit this earth dream with me. In the manner that my thought forms of division speak to the divisive thought vibrations in other people, it can also be said that my true and whole thoughts ignite an awakening, flashes of insight and Realization in them as well. The kind of world that my true and whole thoughts reflect back to me will also be born within the minds of others.
Cause and effect are intertwined. Perception and what I appear to see are interrelated. Therefore, in relation to the idea from yesterday, I am not in solitary confinement in experiencing the effects of my vibratory, magnetic thoughts. As each has a calibration in consciousness, so does the thought waves of other people affect me as mine do to them. Once again, it is worth emphasizing that my mind matrix is not limited to an alienated personal mind. Though I resist the idea, and think that this means I have enormous resulting responsibilities, I must not be fooled into believing I am powerless or that I cannot effect the outcome of what I seem to perceive. I am a creator at One with the Mind of God and at One with the entire Sonship of brothers and sisters in spirit. However, I chose to make, project outward, and distort reality with my disturbed and disordered thinking. I am not alienated from other personal minds, because there is only one mind, and only one ego mind appearing to be many. I must accept that I have no thoughts apart from other seeming individual minds, which again are fragments of the One Mind. Private thoughts are non-existent.
What I experience is never done in solitary. Every thought form, every word I choose to speak, and every action I engage in has a universal effect on the entirety of the manifested cosmos within space-time. A Christed Son or Daughter does none of these things with only their own interests in mind. There is no experience of alienation. I have the Divine begotten ability to bring about thought form reversal in all minds including my own individual mind. This is due to the inherited grandeur of the Father-Mother, when used for Divine Right use of mind.
In alignment with Infinite Willpower given to me by God Mind, I am determined to see objectively, from my Inner Witnessing Presence Awareness, the One Reality of Love through Radical Right Perception and Christ-Atman-Buddha-Krishna Mind Vision. My mind needs discipline. Due to mayaic-delusory subjectivity, I haven’t been able to distinguish between True Joy and sorrow, Bliss and sadness, True lasting pleasure and the hell of pain. It is time to start telling them apart for maximum freedom in Real Awareness. There is an objective Reality of Heavenly Oneness from which all Radical Right Perception proceeds. This is my goal today. To truly see. To be liberated in this life through moksha. I am making the pre-decision to perceive differently to attain Radical Right Perception in the Holy Instant of Now. Determination will bring about the desired result.
Today, I acknowledge whole-heartedly, in my mind-body complex, that all fluctuations of thought transcend subjectivity and are collectively experienced, and I am driven to obtain True Christed Sight. I now gaze upon all those who give testament to the reality that the global vibrational thought field has been transformed by Light and Love. I trust in the evidence that what has changed due to me being used as a vehicle for mass transcendence of the ego, shows me that Endless Love has made fear obsolete, and metamorphosed sadness into joy, and the feast of plenty has come to replace devastation and despair. Through my convicted willpower, I can see the real and true world, and thereby let it impart upon me, the wisdom and grace of knowing that my willpower is one with that same current in the Divine.
Divine Love, God’s Infinite, Unending, Undying, Everlasting Life and Love, is my spiritual umbilical cord, reaching from the One True Paradise Within, the Kingdom/Queendom of Heaven. This gold and silver cord carries my life force energy that supplies me with all the strength I need to give, extend, and return Love to my Source and all of manifest creation. My aura and astral energy body are empowered by the Infinite causal mind and body of thought and ideation, and from the astral mind and body comes the life essence that sustains my temporary body vehicle and its sense-mind interpreters of materialized form, trying to make sense out of an existence of multiplicity made by subjectivity and mayaic-delusion.
Though I have put my trust in what Jeshua (Jesus) calls “insane and trivial symbols” for protection and the maintenance of health and well being such as the prana of this world which is money, or in magic potions such as pharmacological pills, clothing that is supposed to protect me from the earth elements, having individual significance, the need to be accepted and adored, looking for pain relief in substances and sense pleasures, and in surrounding myself with certain people who I think will make me feel important, God Presence is my only sustenance.
The things on this list, which could go on endlessly, are what I use to replace Love Divine. I use these distractions to identify with the dense, physical body and with “special” love based on conditions I make. They try to glorify the ego-ahamkar false-self image. These substitutes will not sustain me, nor help me remember the Paradise Oneness, I in truth never left.
Avidya-illusions do not deserve my faith. Only the unchangeable, Infinite Love of Divinity should receive my full attention and desire. I will stop ruminating on illusions and false remedies that bring empty promises to pain, suffering, sadness, fear, and guilt. Only the individual mind can be sick. And it is my mind identified with Infinity that releases me from the idolatry of believing in gods of sickness, mental agony, and all forms of lack.
I am eternally safe in the Love of God Presence. No danger exists and I am not subject to any threats to my true peace and bliss. I need but choose my Source for strength and health and lasting calmness.
I will commit to two ten minute sittings today, where my prayers and dharana-concentration are centered on the affirmation for today. I will recite it, focus on it, let any thoughts that challenge my belief in today’s affirmation to enter my thought stream, and then allow the recognition of truth to dawn upon my mind that is linked to God Mind. I will not be robbed of peace and the awareness of mental rest. Restlessness is a sure sign of madness and investment in avidya-illusions that will not bring me wholeness, wellness, nor mindfulness.
(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)
This entry was originally posted in the blog Holy Fire by Brother Bryan in August 2009.
As I say in the the subject of this blog, Enlightenment (an inner experience of the Kingdom of God or His Ecstatic Love) and Illumination are not things that can be achieved or earned by following all the rules. Don’t get me wrong, having boundaries is a necessary part of the process of healthy development of one’s sense of self. But rigidly adhering to them, and priding one’s self for doing so, won’t get you that taste of Heaven’s Banquet any more or any quicker than the person who radiates joy, acceptance, and peace. Not even quicker than someone who acts compulsively, irrationally, or impulsively, in many cases rejecting the Love and Power of God’s grace. Father Richard Rohr, OFM has spoken about what he calls “the performance principle”. In addition to refuting the importance many people place on being part of an “in group” or the “chosen religion”, what he calls “tribal religion”, he says that people come to the experience of God’s mercy and love by doing it wrong, by a “spirituality of imperfection.” Don’t misread this; he doesn’t say sin freely and be a heathen. He just honestly admits, including himself in the reality he speaks of, that this is the pattern. Of being lost then found. The parable of the prodigal son is very significant to the pattern of behavior and complacency we have towards God the Father’s hopes for us and how he welcomes us with open arms when we go astray and choose to return.What I am driving towards, is a sort of surrendured stance, a definite kind of humility. Enlightenment and Illumination are terms that most Christians don’t use freely or regularly. Gnostic Christianity does along with other esoteric based religions. God is light in addition to all other aspects we are told about. Having experiences of light or even seeing apparitions don’t make you an Enlightened person who is automatically initiated into the Kingdom of God. Such experiences may preceed a series of mystical experiences, that I can attest to. But for me or any one else, other than maybe Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, and Lao-Tzu if they were here on earth today, to say “I am enlightened” and to proclaim it as an absolute state of mind that they exist in apart from others, is border line heresy and a claim made by an inflated ego. I have been influenced by German spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle. He says that at the age of 29, he had an enlightening experience that changed his life. If I have heard him correctly, he never has said or written that he is in an “enlightened state” nor in a “privileged state of consciousness” that is somehow superior to the masses of ignorant people that walk the planet sleepwalking so to speak. He is grounded. He actually talks about what Jesus made clear to his those who desired to follow him, that they would have to pick up their crosses and walk the same journey as he did, maybe not to martyrdom, but to powerlessness and surrender to the Absolute Love and Will of God. Rohr and other more progressive Catholics have spoke of experiencing The Christ-Self within or the Buddha nature. In doing so, they speak of a state of Awake, Alert, Sober, Entrainment of Mind and Heart. Jesus, most radically, connected His earthly body in the experiences or encounters with God, thereby uniting the human and the divine in a way that NO OTHER SPIRITUAL TEACHER ever has. Jesus took an established pattern in nature, of life, death, and rebirth (resurrection) and turned the tables on it. In Catholic circles you hear about the Paschal Mystery, “Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again.” In defense of those who believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and to those who are curious about this reality, the experience of Illumination or Enlightenment is found in the encounter and eating of the Divine Substance, not just taking place in a corporal nature, but in a light filled mystical occurrence, whether through the gift of tears, intense, deep peace, or unspeakable ecstasy and joy. These emotions are not experienced at the expense of a Christ who is crucified over and over in a cannibalistic way, but rather through the vehicle of his risen glorified body – one that serves as a promise for us in the resurrection. In my seminary training as a student of Christian gnosticism, I was told that the “Archons” or Fallen Demonic Intelligences created as the result of a cosmic tragedy (the birth of a light being who became a lesser god, than the Ineffable, Incorruptible Father-Mother) feed off of the sacrifice of the Mass and get people who consume Christ’s Body and Blood to experience “false enlightenment” so that they will remain addicted to the sacrament and ignorant, the only sin in gnostic theology. I don’t commit myself to eating and drinking from a corpse. The sacred meal is much more than that, both a thanksgiving/remembrance of the very life Christ lived in this world and the radiance of Light he brought to those in darkness or illusion (both words I chose to substitute for sin).In summary, with the exception of Roman Catholics who exclude those not of their denomination from receiving the Eucharist, even if a person whole-heartedly believes in transubstantiation and humbly wants to receive the Elements, the gift of Christ’s Real Presence is freely given, not only through the Eucharist or Holy Communion, but in fire and spirit longing to be incarnate or impregnated in everyone. Regularly giving thanks/remembrance and partaking in the foretaste of Heaven’s Banquet will bring Divine Light to you and continually transform you, to allow God to reveal Himself/Herself to you with an Intensity no human can replicate by their own doing. Illumination can happen in every experience of the Eucharist, even if you see it as a symbol of Christ’s love and mercy (God is not limited by human restrictions or metaphors or lack of metaphors). Enlightenment, or the state of grace, or the inner condition of the Kingdom of God, I must confess comes and goes. It’s like losing it then finding it again. The minute we think we have it all, it dissipates. Don’t misunderstand me, God is not a tease. But He/She gives us just what we need as much as we need it, almost careful not to spoil the surprise granted to those who seek Him/Her in this world and the next. As an ascended master who appeared to a man who now is a well known teacher of A COURSE IN MIRACLES said, “heaven is like the perfect orgasm that never stops.” I must conclude that though I believe celibacy should be a choice, not a mandate, those who offer up their sexuality in exchange for union with God in the strictest sense can still know what that feeling is like, for there is no marrying in Heaven. This is not a commentary or a chance to provoke debate about mandatory celibacy for vowed religious. I’m just saying, if we “walk the walk” not just “talk the talk” we all are in for a truly ineffable experience. Alleluia!!!
(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)
My thoughts are energy and information that when given belief appear to take form. The film strip running through the projector of the split-egoic-ahamkar mind is projected out onto the screen of what appears to be a world of dancing macabre images. This is far from Radical Right Perception. When I make images, I am seeing a dream movie of subjective, relative thought with actor and actress ego consciousness that become bodies and seem to incarnate. My ego tries to direct the movie of image making out of its fractured matrix film projector and manipulate what it calls ‘real’. Only Radical Right Perception is Real. When I begin to see light surrounding objects, Radical Right Perception is at work, and my shared Christ Mind beam of light from the film projector of God Mind that creates rather than makes is being accessed. At this stage in the yogic discrimination process between the ego-director and God-Mind at one with Christ Mind Director/Producer, I am still dismantling the dream world, the dance of illusion images that appear “out there” in the wilderness desert. These are important, but small steps that my True Self is taking.
As I begin to have episodes of light, I shall not fear them for they are signs of awakening to the Truth that I am One with the one beam of God light emanating from the only Real Allness Source, the True blockbuster film producing the Reality-Truth Continuum. I must take this necessary step towards final moksha liberation. When I am in yoga-union with God, I will see truly in Radical Right Perception the light transmissions of bliss and peace waves. My Divinity Source, Brahman, the Dao, Wuij Supreme in at-one-ment with my Christ Self or Atman will now color my perceptions of what I think I see with beautiful golden-white light. I will now merely say to myself, this or that object that I appear to see is an image that I have made, but not created in conjunction with Radical Right Perception. I am waking up from maya hypnosis and detaching from dualistic thinking. Divinity did not create the images that I have made, but God Mind creates and emanates the one light beam from the True Quantum and Unified Field from which all Real Life comes and exists in the causal ideational and astral-energetic realms. It is time to dissolve the dance macabre of sleep-induced image making. I will turn my ego-projector off and allow Brahman-Father-Mother to creatively communicate His/Her One Eternal Motion Picture through the apparatus of my Christ Mind. Aum. Let me see the One Light piercing through the veil of the prakriti image circus I have projected out from the Split-Ego-Hollywood-like Mind.