Tests

I just read this in a Mike Dooley TUT email. There was “something about it” …

There are no tests, but the unexpected circumstances you’ve created are “inviting” you to discover the truth about how powerful you really are, how far you can reach, and all that you can have; to remember that you are of God, adored, and fully capable of creating fantastic transformations in every area of your life.

Grounding

This is fun …
I go outside and stand barefoot on the dirt.
Just standing there and start getting still.
Things in general begin to settle.
Typically my eyes will close on their own.
Once the sounds of the birds have my attention more than my mental chatter,
I invite the Light of Everything to come into my chakras,
starting at the Crown, down through each, to the Root.
When my eyes open I take a moment for Gratitude, enjoy whatever might have surfaced during the process, and put on my footwear du jour.
Then back into the day …

What God Said

Something happened earlier that got me irritated. After calming down I asked God, “What should I do when that happens? I really don’t like being that way any more”. The reply came, “Keep your attention with Me, not on the circumstance. If I get annoyed, then you can get annoyed if you want. If I don’t …. you don’t”.

My Wife, The Zen Master

Every now and then I’ll have one of those maximum profound meditations where the walls all come down – i and my Soul unite in the Radiance – and Our Connection in All-That-Is thoroughly permeates. I Remember, am immersed in and completely a part of – the Freedom, Love, Timeless Magnificence and Limitless, mindboggling Ineffable Wonder of Being. i.e. – Everything that seldom gets attention in the zoom of earthly day-to-day.

For some reason or other, Earthworld world has that, “oh yeah!” challenge to it and will try to obliterate this Remembering asap. Can’t have a bunch of enlightened souls walking around, that would screw up everything! It can come in any form, because, whatever-that-thing-is knows where all the buttons are. And the perfect ways to push them. I don’t know who’s idea that was, but, as history shows, it works very effectively.

Anyway, after one of those too too rare and intense experiences, I’m solidly back with It All for a while. And can surf pretty much any energy, unruffled, with a smile and happily objective understanding. (song) We.. Are .. Fam-i-ly. Hooked – up .. blended in. Feels great. As I once heard Gomez Addams say – “Its indescribable. Let me tell you about it”.

Then – as it always does – Earthlife will come up with something extra special, custom designed to rattle my cage and re-veil this always available Wonderfulness. It could be anything – but a good percentage of the time – its delivered via my wife (that it uses our loved ones for this mission is kind of cheating, but, there it is). She can be an unwitting (I think?) and excellent spokesperson for the cosmic zinger.

So, do I continue as Enlightened One in The Radiance? Or, react as the collection of temporal tendencies I’ve stored along the way that from ego’s perspective i call ‘me’?

The choice, since I did decide to take this mission, can be mine.

Thank you Honey ~

How Big Is Me?

An aging master grew tired of his apprentice’s complaints.
One morning, he sent him to get some salt.

When the apprentice returned, the master told him to mix a handful of salt in a glass of water and then drink it.

“How does it taste?” the master asked.
“Bitter,” said the apprentice.

The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same amount of salt and put it in a nearby lake. The two walked in silence to the lake and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt into the water, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake.”

As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “How does it taste?”

“Fresh,” remarked the apprentice.
“Do you taste the salt?” asked the master.
“No,” said the young man.

At this the master sat beside this serious young man, and explained softly, “The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains exactly the same. However, the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things. Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”

Even More Martha

“The only map of your right life is written on your soul at its most peaceful, and the only sure compass is your heart at its most open”

and

“Fear is the raw material from which courage is manufactured. Without it, we wouldn’t even know what it means to be brave”.

Martha Beck