Peace & Serenity

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius

A time existed when I Peace & Serenity ...
needed to always be right.
I needed to impose that
on you.

A time existed when I
made you wrong & that I
needed to fix you.

A time existed when I
blew you off simply
because you did not
agree with me.

That time seems to have
occupied an eternity.
It seems to have taken you
from me. It seems to
have defined me.

So now I want to live
a time where judgements
are non-existant.

A time where I don’t
need to make things right.

I want a time where life is
lived to the fullest with you.

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Reaching enlightenment

“..Now, when you have so much happiness, peace, wisdom, and joy that you spend your life sharing it with everyone else, no matter what your predicament, that’s enlightenment. You have become a master.

When your life is no longer about you, has nothing to do with you, but is about everyone else whose life you touch, you have become a master.

In the end, that is why you came here. You did not come here to somehow ‘get better,’ or to ‘work on your stuff.’ Consider the possibility that all the work you will ever need to do is finished. All you have to do now is know that.

…Enlightenment, when it is all said and done, has nothing to do with what you do with your body or your mind. It has to do with what you do with your soul.

Now that’s a wonderful insight. Just the way you put that opens up the space for clarity. Nice.

Thank you. I want to share that if you simply love everyone whose life you touch endlessly, unconditionally, with nothing needed or wanted in return, you have become enlightened and you have shown everyone how they may be enlightened as well. As fast as any other system that exists, like that.”

– Neale Donald Walsch – Tomorrow’s God

Now that thanksgiving is approaching, reading this statement makes me aware what thanksgiving is about for me. Giving without expecting anything in return – just giving – does wonders in fulfilling our souls. But giving to your loved ones is easy – you love them already. I am taking on giving to others outside of my circle.

I give to you of myself, so that you may be yourself – and by doing so, you allow me to create myself – thank you.

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Visitation #8???

Oh no!! another dream! This time it’s my father! I dreamt that my brother & I got the news of his passing and we were hugging each other in sorrow. The dream was so deep and so personal that I woke up crying. I was crying because of the pain & sorrow, but maybe, as I have previously analyzed (visitation #7), this is the first sign of my visitations.

Now don’t think that I take the visitations lightly or that I am blindly falling for it. For years I was a skeptic & took them to be dreams with the coincidence of life just happening. But over the years I have learned that there is no such thing as coincidences. So now I keep my analytical process, while accepting that there are things beyond our knowledge. I have to accept the visitations as they come.

Actually my analytical process is continually being refined. The two step process is now five steps. 1: The dream happens. 2: I am aware that it is a dream no matter how real it was – or should I say – I actually remember the whole dream in the morning. This step is important since the only time I remember my dreams is when I write them down. Otherwise they are gone by the time I brush my teeth. 3: The visitation occurs within a few days of the dream. 4: the visitation actually occurs visually or audibly. 5: It is clearly not a dream state. I am awaken by the voices & I see the image or hear the voices after waking up.

So now I apply my analytical process to this current occurrence. The dream of someone dying occurred & step two, I did not forget it in the morning. So I was dreading step no 3. Actually It occupied my mind for the next few day. I called my dad & told him I loved him. He was actually not feeling well. I prayed for him. I did not want to go to sleep for the next few days for the fear that step 3 would occur. I am happy to say that step 3 never occurred.

I have had many of these type of dreams in the past without actually getting a visitation. But this time it was my dad. It scared me! I need to develop an additional check point so that I do not jump into any conclusions.

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An Angry Young Man

There’s a place in the world for the angry young man
With his working class ties and his radical plans
He refuses to bend he refuses to crawl
And he’s always at home with his back to the wall
And he’s proud of his scars and the battles he’s lost
And struggles and bleeds as he hangs on his cross
And likes to be known as the angry young man

Give a moment or two to the angry young man
With his foot in his mouth and his heart in his hand
He’s been stabbed in the back he’s been misunderstood
It’s a comfort to know his intentions are good
And he sits in his room with a lock on the door
With his maps and his medals laid out on the floor
And he likes to be known as the angry young man

I believe I’ve passed the age of consciousness and righteous rage
I found that just surviving was a noble fight
I once believed in causes too
I had my pointless point of view
And life went on no matter who was wrong or right

And there’s always a place for the angry young man
With his fist in the air and his head in the sand
And he’s never been able to learn from mistakes
So he can’t understand why his heart always breaks
And his honor is pure and his courage is well
And he’s fair and he’s true and he’s boring as hell
And he’ll go to the grave as an angry old man

Billy Joel Lyrics from Turnstiles

This continues my previous post. Anger is a state of mind that we can control. Sometimes we are so used to our anger and so close to it that we start to miss it when it is no longer there. It start to become us. We can ultimately define ourselves by our anger.

Yes this sound ridiculous, but how many times have you said “I’m so angry I can kill him!” Isn’t this an even more ridiculous thought! Kill him! – do you hear yourself talk! Are you a murderer? I think not, but our words are spoken w/such fervor and intention that the anger transmits. What you say becomes real. Real in that your words now a new existance. You put it out there – out in the ether. Real thoughts, real emotions, real intentions. Still think that is ridiculous? When we yell at our kids and call them idiots, stupid, dumbass – that becomes their reality. The child grows up believing these words to be their reality. See how our words become real!

See how our anger can get the best of us – how it becomes so comfortable that we do not think twice when words spill out of our mouths. The intent materializes it!

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A Powerful & Fulfilling Life

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
— J.R.R Tolkien

The other day, my sister & I had a lengthy discussion. She feels that people have done her wrong & that she is really hurt. She feels attacked. Everybody has a right to be mad at whomever they want & yes, they are entitled to those feelings. But is that really a way to live life? I want a powerful & fulfilling life but this just does not fulfill my soul. So this is what I wanted to say to her – since she asked me for advise – but she did not want to hear. So I will post my words here, so for now she can get these words thru osmosis.

We have all been victimized, & some people can be really mean and hurtful. But if you can accept the possibility that being victimized is just a perception, you will realize that it is not an empowering way to live. I’m not trivialize your feelings & yes bad things, such as crimes, really do happen – but you are just talking about words people use & how they affect your emotions. What they choose to say & do are – just that – done! But can you consider that how YOU chose to see that situation will ultimately determine what the situation becomes. Further consider that you can create an effect & how that situation will affect you. For example, if I say “you said some mean things & they really hurt me” then that is who I choose to be – a person who is hurt. But if I say “the words you chose were hurtful & why did you say them to me?” then I have opened up the options. I am no longer a person who is hurt but one who has hurtful things said to me. Can you now see that the only thing that just happened was that mean words spilled out of their mouth. I an NO LONGER VICTIMIZED – no longer the VICTIM! I am a powerful being because I freely choose to be so!

I want you to think differently. Think for a second that everybody’s actions can be taken as what we think them to be. Then think that if I perceive them & accept them as such – that’s what they become.

“Thoughts are like magnets drawing effects to you…”

Now think that every action has an effect & an outcome. Further think that any outcome is only your perception of what happened. Does it not become clear to see that you actually have control of what you perceive & therefore you are in a position of power whereby you can affect an outcome!? The power to realize that results & outcomes are human creations & that I can create an outcome simply by what I want them to be. The outcome will simply be create by your intentions!

Nooooo! now you’re thinking silly! The three million dollar lottery tomorrow will not necessarily be won by you – simply because you intent it so! But your close! Your feelings can no longer be affected by others – you have the power!

Your intention will be to – no longer let words create THAT effect on you!

The power of intention is an amazing tool! So intend that your word has power.

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