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begins to search for it

Posted by Zannie Rose on May 14, 2015 at 3:20 PM

The ego responds with anger if its secret sources of self-feeding are exposed.

It can even react with rage or homicidal fury toward any threat to its dominion.

It has thrived on a secret substitute for God and survived by short-circuiting love.

The ego is therefore unwilling to give up its surreptitious feeding on itself, as forlorn as that may sound.

Although the ego outwardly protests suffering, inwardly, it gladly welcomes it.

 

Q: This is the sacrifice that one must make in order to realize the Self?

 

A: To the ego, abandoning the self-reward dynamism is looked upon as a loss.

The ego does not trust God and thereby thinks it has only itself to turn to for sustenance, survival, and pleasure.

The ego has faith in its own mechanisms and not in God.

It should not be faulted for this error because it has no experiential basis for comparison.

Its only way out is by faith that there is a better way.

It hears a spiritual truth and begins to search for it when the mind becomes disillusioned with its own fallacies and failure to achieve happiness. It finally realizes that the grim satisfaction it squeezes out of pain is a poor substitute for joy.

 

Q: Then occurs what is called the ripeness for spiritual interest?

 

A: In the due course of life’s events, this becomes the turning point. Even though it may take many lifetimes, it is the ‘hitting bottom’ of despair and defeat and the inner light that leads one out of hopelessness. Once that point is reached, the ego’s days are numbered.

 

Q: What sacrifice is required?

 

A: The major step is the realization that there is a source of joy and happiness that is outside and beyond the ego.

Then arise curiosity and an interest in how to reach spiritual goals.

Belief arises that is then bolstered by faith and eventually by experience.

Next follows the acquisition of instruction, information, and the practice of what has been learned.

By invitation, the spiritual energy increases, followed by dedication and the willingness to surrender all obstacles

. Even the decision to turn one’s life over to God brings joy and gives life a whole new meaning.

It becomes uplifting, and the greater context gives life more significance and reward.

One eventually becomes unwilling to support negativity, within or without.

This is not because it is wrong but merely futile. Although the journey to God begins with failure and doubt, it progresses into certainty. The way is really quite simple.

 

Q: What does ‘surrender to God’ really mean?

 

A: It means to surrender control and the secret satisfactions of the ego’s positionalities.

Turn only to love and to God as the source of life and joy. This choice is available in every instant.

When finally chosen, the reward is great. By invitation, spiritual awareness illuminates the way.

The key is willingness.

 

From: “I: Reality and Subjectivity” - D Hawkins

dethrone the mind

Posted by Zannie Rose on May 12, 2015 at 3:20 AM

Objectively, it can be seen that thoughts really belong to the consciousness of the world; the individual mind merely processes them in new combinations and permutations.

What seem to be truly original thoughts appear only through the medium of genius and are invariably felt by their authors to be found or given, not created.

It may be the case that we are each unique, as no two snowflakes are alike; however, we are still just snowflakes.

We all inherit the human condition of mind in our seemingly unasked-for birth.

To transcend the limitations of the mind, it is necessary to dethrone it from its tyranny as sole arbiter of reality.

The mind’s vanity confers its imprimatur of authenticity on the movie of life that it happens to view; the mind’s very nature is to convince us that its unique view of experience is the genuine article.

Each individual secretly feels that their experience of the world is the only true and accurate one.

 

Power vs. Force


Consciousness is gullible

Posted by Zannie Rose on May 11, 2015 at 3:20 PM

The major limitation of consciousness is its innocence.

Consciousness is gullible; it believes everything it hears.

Consciousness is like hardware that will play back any software you put into it.

We never lose the innate innocence of our own consciousness; it persists, naïve and trusting, like an impressionable child.

Its only guardian is a discerning awareness that scrutinizes the incoming program.

Over the ages, it has been noted that merely observing the mind tends to increase one’s level of consciousness. 

A mind that is being watched becomes more humble and begins to relinquish its claims to omniscience

. A growth in awareness can then take place.

With humility comes the capacity to laugh at oneself and increasingly to be less the victim of the mind and more its master, as demonstrated by the famous Zen ox-herding pictures.

 

Power vs. Force~~~(D Hawkins


 

Experience experiencing.

Posted by Zannie Rose on May 10, 2015 at 3:15 AM

We witness, we observe, we record apparent processions of experiences.

But even in awareness itself, nothing actually happens.

Awareness merely registers what is being experienced; it has no effect on it.

Awareness is the all-encompassing attractor field of unlimited power identical with life itself.

There is nothing the mind believes that is not fallacious at a higher level of awareness.

The mind identifies with its content.

It takes credit and blame for what it believes, for it would be humbling to the mind’s vanity to admit that the only thing it is doing is experiencing, and, in fact, it is only experiencing experiencing itself.

The mind does not even experience the world, but only sensory reports of it.

Even brilliant thoughts and deepest feelings are only experiences; ultimately, we have but one function: to experience experiencing.

 

Power vs. Force.D Hawkins


all our thoughts are merely borrowed

Posted by Zannie Rose on May 9, 2015 at 3:15 AM

From thinking that we “are” our minds, we begin to see that we “have” minds, and that it is the mind that has thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and opinions.

Eventually, we may arrive at the insight that all our thoughts are merely borrowed from the great database of consciousness and were never really our own to begin with.

Prevailing thought systems are received, absorbed, identified with, and, in due time, replaced by new ideas that have become fashionable.

As we place less value on such passing notions, they lose their capacity to dominate us, and we experience progressive freedom of, as well as from, the mind.

This, in turn, ripens into a new source of pleasure; fittingly, the pleasure of existence itself matures as one ascends the scale of consciousness.

 

Power vs. Forc

an attitude of willingness,

Posted by Zannie Rose on May 8, 2015 at 3:10 AM

The most important element in facilitating an upward movement in consciousness is an attitude of willingness, which opens up the mind through new means of appraisal to the possible validity of new hypotheses.

Although motives for change are as multitudinous as the innumerable facets of the human condition, they are most often found to arise spontaneously when the mind is challenged in the face of a puzzle or a paradox.

Deliberately creating such an impasse is a customary device in certain disciplines, such as Zen, to finesse a leap of awareness.

 

Power vs. Force~~D.Hawkins


glamour of ''being spiritual''

Posted by Zannie Rose on May 7, 2015 at 3:05 AM

"It is rewarding to give up the attachment to the glamour of ‘being spiritual’, ‘holy’, or ‘special’.

Truth has no trappings.

Many false teachers indulge in theatrical self-presentations that are merely lures and self-gratifications of being ‘special’.

The Absolute Reality of Enlightenment is complete and total.

It has no role or function to fulfill, no purpose to serve, and no rituals to perform.

The condition is anonymous and without name or title.

If asked, it states the truth of what it is to the degree that such a condition can be verbalized.

The state of enlightenment is invisible, and the truly enlightened pass about unnoticed in ordinary life.

Neither is there anything about which to be humble or prideful.

The field of consciousness of the state of enlightenment is a nonpersonal emanation radiating from the essence of the state, and what the world considers remarkable is merely ordinary to the Self.

The ego, or more accurately, the belief that one is the ego, obscures the Realization of the Reality of the Self as the Oneness of All That Is

The dissolution of the ego results in liberation from the bondage of the illusions that create suffering.

These illusions are susceptible to fearless scrutiny that reveals the underlying fallacies.

The only tool needed is the willingness to unreservedly surrender all beliefs, opinions, and attitudes to God.

To surrender what one thinks they are to God does not leave one as ‘nothing’, but quite the contrary.

It leads to the discovery that one is everything.

Every identification is a limitation. Upon examination, every ‘am’ turns out to be merely a ‘doing’.

Even the belief that one’s true self is an ‘is’ or an ‘am-ness’ is an illusion.

If all actions are taking place spontaneously and not being caused by an inner doer, then the emergence of the ego is a spontaneous and impersonal phenomenon.

Like any other expression of life, the belief in the independent, self-existent, autonomous ‘I’ arose of its own—unasked, unwilled, unchosen, unbidden, and impersonal.

Even one’s name was chosen by circumstances. It is an arbitrary, nominal designation for purposes of identification, like a license plate on a car.

It is well to disidentify with that name. To adopt a new spiritual name is to merely perpetuate the illusion and give it a holier implication (which is probably more of an ego trap than being content with one’s name as Tom or Betty).

To identify with a personal name is a limitation. The family name also signifies attachments to subtle identifications.

Reality has no name; it is merely a linguistic designation for purposes of communication, similar to the term ‘God’.

Any self-designation or description is illusory.

Even the statement “to be enlightened” is misleading and not a reality.

The state is beyond ‘being’ anything and there is no one to ‘be’ that condition."

 

From: “I: Reality and Subjectivity” (2003), Chapter 22: Applications, pp. 384–385


You are the Source

Posted by Zannie Rose on January 29, 2015 at 11:45 AM

You Are the Source

 

Meditation

 

As I breathe in,I relax my body.

I am growing calm and peaceful.

My mind is clear and alert.

I let go of any thoughts of the day,and let myself be present in the moment,my point of power.

I now affirm, "I am the source of my abundance."

"I can create whatever I want."

"I have everything within me to create what I want."

 

I think of somethingI wanted that I got.

I recall my positive thoughtsand inner knowing thatI could create this

.I know that my thoughts,pictures, feelings, and my intention create what I want.

 

I now think of something I want to create.

I now link with the unlimited abundance of myhigher self and soul.

I open to receive the unlimited richesof the universe.

I picture this thing or event coming to me,even better than I have imagined.

 

I believe in my ability to create what I want as I link with my soul, my higher self, and with the abundant universe I am a part of.

 

I draw this to me through following my joy,through listening to my inner thoughts,and through holding positive pictures of my receiving this.

 

I am the source of my abundance through my ability to link with my soul and higher self,through my ability to picture and imagine,and through my trust in the universe and in myself.


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Drop the idea of becoming someone,

Posted by Zannie Rose on November 29, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Drop the idea of becoming someone,

 

because you are already a masterpiece.

 

You cannot be improved.

 

You have only to come to it,

 

to know it, and to realize it.

 

God has created you,

 

so you cannot be improved. ~Osho

The Power Within

Posted by Zannie Rose on August 17, 2014 at 7:10 AM

 

 

“Bring into play the almighty power within you, so that on the stage of life you can fulfill your high destined role”.

 

Paramahansa Yogananda