This month of October has been a time of discovery. Discovering the way that you relate to yourself and to others. Many of you have been forced to face how you relate to those closest to you and are seeing for the first time the patterns of abuse, neglect and pain that have been so much a part of your relationships.
Acute darkness has surrounded us of late, with the greatest intensity on or about Saturday, October 27th. There is good reason for this, which I will explain further on, but for those of you who are sensitives and tuned in more than most, it may have been a very uncomfortable ride.
Summer sun or winter snow, life is simply life. It is like Old Man River who just keeps rolling along. There is a steadiness to life. Life doesn't run out of itself, beloveds. Life is The Little Engine That Could.
The desire to attain self-awareness has been discussed and explored for thousands of years, yet in all my reading on this subject I have never been able to find a simple process, approach, or formula that allowed the average person to easily understand what is involved in that experience.
Perhaps that writing exists and I have simply not come across it. That is entirely possible. On June 15, 2006, however, in a small cafe in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, my personal search ended.
The most astonishing thing occurred on that day. For the first time in my life I had a Conversation with God in a public place, and while in the company of other people. We were having a lively exchange, four of us, over hot chocolate (it was unseasonably cool in Amsterdam that day, and rainy as well, and we'd ducked under cover for some "warm-me-ups").
Enough with negativity. You don't need it! And you don't need to promulgate it. Be done with it. What is the good of sharing bad news? What do you gain? Perhaps some comfort. What do you give? Pain and concern to someone else who will also need comfort. And so you pass on the need for comfort.
Can you imagine being able to switch on a light with your mind? Or adjust the volume on the TV by just thinking about it? Or even drive your car by imagining yourself driving? These things sound like they’re straight out of a Sci-Fi movie, but in reality we’re not actually that far from it.
No longer will you be ego-centered. If you have negative thoughts or emotions, you will know they are just passing thoughts or emotions. They will be no bother at all, just like, when you see a tree in autumn, you’re not upset that its leaves are falling. You don’t feel that trees always have to be in full spring bloom.