Recognizing Our True Self – Seeing Through Fear

August 6, 2008

Yesterday we took an in depth look at where our fears come from and how to resolve them.  We heard a great deal about how the false self becomes fearful and then runs our life based on those fears.

 

Today we will flip that perspective and look at our True Self.  We will learn how to feel when our True Self is in control.  Are you ready?  Let’s go!

 

Learning to Sense Our True Self

We have spent the last two posts looking at the true self and the false self.  Yesterday we started to learn how the false self develops fears and then runs our life based on those fears.  This leads to a very unhappy lifetime.

 

We also looked at the idea of remembering previous times in this lifetime when we had experienced a fear and had overcome that fear.  In today’s post we will learn what actually happened as we overcame that fear.

 

When we look back at a previous fear, who is looking at that fear?  When we were actually in the situation when we overcame the fear, who decided to get rid of that particular fear?  The answer to both of these questions is our true self.

 

What we are learning here is how to glimpse our true self.  The false self cannot overcome a fear.  It can only go along with the fear and let the fear control it.  This is because the false self is based on fear and cannot resolve any fears.  True self has no fears.  Therefore it can resolve fear.  Whenever we have resolved a fear it has been an example of our true self stepping in and taking control of the lifetime at that particular moment.

 

Our true self is always calm, quiet, peaceful, and confident.  Whenever we are experiencing these things we are experiencing true self.  True self is a quiet little voice that is always telling us what to do.  It is always correct.  When we have conquered a fear we have listened to that voice.

 

We have all sensed that peaceful strength.  We have all seen the power that is there.  What we have not done is listened to that little voice long enough to retrain our false self.  Because false self is fearful it is always worrying.  That constant chatter in our heads is coming from our worrying false self.  False self has no confidence so it has to be constantly worrying about things. The only way it can do that worrying is through constant chatter.

 

Quieting the Chatter

We use many different methods to quiet the chatter.  Some of us use yoga, meditation, or prayer.  There are many great ways to learn to quiet the mind.  Please find one that is good for you.

 

Some of us use more self destructive methods such as drug or alcohol addiction.  Some of us use sexual relationships to quiet the chatter.  The self destructive methods actually increase the chatter because they create or embed more fear.

 

We can learn to quiet the mind through means like yoga or meditation.  However, once we have quieted the mind we need to start to recognize that the false self is still chattering.  We have made it easier to hear the voice of true self, but false self has not given up.

 

What makes false self start to give up?  When we learn to operate from that little, quiet voice of true self we gradually start to take back control from false self.  We hear something that true self wants us to do and start to do it.  False self becomes fearful and starts to tell us why we “can’t do that.”

 

At this point we can either give into the fears that false self is using to convince us that we “can’t do that”, or we can tell it to be quiet and trust true self.  Without knowing what we were doing, this is exactly what we have done every time we have overcome a fear in the past.  False self says NO!  We say “trust me”.  We resolve the fear based on that trust.

 

Now it is time for us to learn how to make the choice to deliberately behave in this manner.  We have done it in the past without knowing we were doing so.  To overcome our fears from here forward we need to recognize this process that we are already using.  The more we recognize and practice this process the better we will get at ridding ourselves of fear.

 

Recognize True Self

True self is the observer.  Whenever we catch a glimpse of false self being fearful we are seeing from the viewpoint of our true self.  Whenever we decide that we want to overcome a fear – that is a decision that is coming from our true self.  The more we can recognize when we are operating from true self the greater the contrast with false self will become.

 

At first we may become frustrated.  We catch a glimpse of our fears.  We recognize that we do not want to be fearful.  Then it all falls apart and we get caught up in the fears.  It may be days or weeks until we remember that we had even seen the fears.

 

Do not worry.  This is normal.  The important thing is that you observed the fears.  Then you remembered that you observed the fears, but got caught up in them.  Believe it or not this is an excellent start.  We all want the fears to go away immediately and become frustrated when they do not magically vanish.  Think about this – it took a few years to embed those fears in your behavior and it will take a few years to rid yourself of them.

 

How long will it take?  There is no answer for that.  However, the more we can learn to be the observer and the more quickly we can learn to get rid of our fears the sooner we find our true happiness.  Remember, it’s a journey, not a destination.  Relax and enjoy the journey.  We have been collecting fears for many years.  We have just recently decided to see through them.  It will take a little time to do so.

 

Summary – How to Recognize True Self

Here are a few points that may help us to recognize our true self.

 

1.     Practice being the observer.  Whenever we can see our fears we are being the observer.  When we are observing our false self, by default, that has to be from the viewpoint of our true self.

2.     Listen to that quiet voice.  False self is full of fear and that fear creates constant chatter.  We must learn to quiet our minds in whatever way is appropriate for us.  As we learn to listen to that quiet little voice we also learn to tell false self to trust us.  In time false self will learn to trust us.

3.     Practice, practice, practice.  We are learning a new skill.  It will take time to master this skill.  It is a process at which we will be mastering for the rest of our lives.  It does not matter how quickly we make our progress.  It only matters that we start.  Start now, not next week.  The sooner we get comfortable with this process the sooner we begin to glimpse what a truly happy life we can choose to have.

 

Please do not fight this process as much as I fought it.  Please start right now learning to observe your fears and accepting that you can overcome them.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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Quo Vadis – Where Are We Going?

August 1, 2008

 

In today’s post we ask the question “where are we going?”  I have been writing this blog for six weeks and it is time that we take a few minutes and reflect where we started and where we want to go.  But first…

 

Thankful Friday

As is our custom on this site on Friday we extend our thanks to some of those around us for the help they have given to this project.

 

First, I would like to thank Havar for the inspiration and guidance he gave me during the fourteen years in which he was a physical presence in my life.  I would also like to thank him for the continuing assistance he has given me in the sixteen years since he left the physical structure that he was using on this planet.  I have never known a more patient, wise, and loving person.

 

I would also like to thank all of our readers who make the daily effort to read these scribblings.  I would especially like to thank those readers who subscribe to this newsletter on a daily basis.  If you would like to receive this newsletter in your email on a daily basis just click on this SUBSCRIBE link.

 

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Quo Vadis?

Quo vadis is a Latin phrase that means “Where am I going?”  In context here we will use it to mean “Where are we going?”

 

Where We Began

When I began writing this blog six weeks ago I knew I had to explain some background information.  This includes the posts regarding what Crystal Children, Indigo Children, and Star Children are.  Then we looked at the status of the project that brought the various groups here.  Finally we spent a lot of time looking at many of the specifics of the planetary rebalancing that we are beginning to experience.

 

I wanted to get all that background information published so that when it is needed it is there to be used.  That background information has never been the sole purpose of these writings.  That information is the context within which the rest of the journey is travelled.  If we were to concentrate solely on those sensational ideas then we would be guilty of paying attention to the side show and missing the main event.

 

Where We Are Going

The main event is finding our spirituality.  That is the true purpose of our work on this site.  If we were to have a mission statement it would be along the lines of “Helping those who identify themselves as Crystal Children, Indigo Children, or Star Children to find their individual spirituality and learn to live happily within a world that does not understand them.”  Or something like that.

 

I started writing about illusions and some of the other spiritual one liners that were published recently in order to start the true work.  Let’s take a look at an idea that is similar to some of the others that we have seen recently.

 

We are living on a planet that is caught up in illusions and does not want to learn to see through those illusions.  These illusions start with seeking happiness from an external source and permeate everything on the planet.  This planet is also beginning a rebalancing of all of its natural systems.  This would not be a problem to the inhabitants if they were able to see that their happiness comes from within.  Instead they view the planet as a large part of their happiness and the rebalancing is already starting to make many of them extremely unhappy.  To say the least.

 

Where Do We Start Our Work?

Given the two situations discussed in the previous paragraph, where should the Crystal Children, Indigo Children, and Star Children start their work?  Let’s look at a few options.

 

We could start by telling everyone about the coming rebalancing.  We would be correct that it is coming.  However, what purpose would it serve?  I have been trying to tell people about it for thirty years and no one really cares.  They are caring more now because it is becoming obvious, but they are insisting that it can be stopped.  We have some historical data to consider as well.  The biblical Noah was attempting to say the same things before Atlantis occurred.  The Bible tells us that he was not successful.  He had a much smaller audience then compared to now.  Why should we think we will be any more successful?

 

That leaves working with understanding that our happiness comes from within.  This is the same thing as becoming spiritual.  Should we go around and tell everyone how spiritual we are and that they need to do the same?  It seems to me that a lot of people have tried this throughout history.  Once again, why should we think we will be more successful?

 

We Start Where We Are

The answer is that we start where we are.  We say that we are a Crystal Child, Indigo Child, or Star Child and that our primary duty on this planet during this lifetime is to pursue our own spirituality.  That means that we pursue our answers and happiness from within us.  We learn to see through the illusions to find our true happiness.

 

We do not have to change our jobs, change our relationships, or leave our family to begin our work.  As we pursue our spirituality we will find answers to any situations that these things present.  The important thing is to find our spirituality and share it with those around us who are open to what we have to share.

 

Think about what will be the most important thing that this planet could have after the rebalancing finishes.  In my mind that would be a group of people dedicated to their spirituality and who are actively assisting others to find their spirituality.

 

This group of people needs to be from all walks of life.  They will need to be active within the community of the planet.  They will be doctors, teachers, truck drivers, factory workers, yes, even politicians.  They will need to exemplify the spiritual life in their daily life.  Their calmness, strength, and insight will inspire others who survive the rebalancing to seek their own spirituality.  Let’s start that group by learning to be those things right now.

 

Well, that’s all for this week.  We have finally taken a look at where all this is going.  We need to seek our own spirituality and become more involved in the community of the planet.  Gradually we will become the example that others will want to emulate.  We do not have to say anything.  We just have to be our true selves.  We will talk more about that next week.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Until Monday –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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Life is Doing Fine – It’s People Who Have Problems

July 29, 2008

 

“Life is doing fine – it’s people who have problems.”  This was said to me many years ago.  I was very depressed at the time and I would not allow anything to cheer me up.  So my teacher/guide said this to me hoping that I would see the joke involved and learn that my problems were of my own choosing.

 

Our message today for the Crystal Children, Indigo Children, and Star Children is a reminder that we should not take life too seriously.  Sure, there are many things that we see which need to be done to make this planet a better place to live.  Sure, we all want to do something to improve the place.  However, we need to learn to maintain our perspective.  Despite all the “problems” that we see life is doing just fine.

 

I have thought about this saying may times during the intervening years.  Each time I reflect on the ideas embodied in this phrase I see more truth and more humor in it.

 

The Truths

First, let’s look at some of the truths.  Life is doing fine.  Look around you.  There are most likely many sorts of animals.  First there are the pets.  Chances are you have a dog or a cat in the household.  They are doing fine, especially the cat.

 

Our dogs tend to take on our problems more than our cats.  If we have a problem the dog will be more likely to reflect the problem.  However, when we come home after not seeing our dog all day doesn’t he greet us with joy?  He does not have a care in the world.  Only if he senses we have a problem will he seem like he has a problem.

 

Our cats definitely do not have any problems.  Cats sort of care when we come home, but they are not demonstrative in the way that dogs are.  But they will definitely not take on our problems.  If we decide that we have a problem our cat says that it is most definitely our problem, not his.

 

How about the birds outside?  Don’t they get up every morning and start singing as if they do not have a care in the world?  That is because they don’t.  There may have been a tremendous storm last night but they carry on as if nothing had happened.

 

The same goes for the rest of the wild or domestic animals around us.  The deer do not mind that the stock market crashed yesterday.  It makes no difference to the bears that gasoline has gotten very expensive.  What does a whale care about how much a loaf of bread costs?

 

Now how about the plant life all around us?  They continue to grow without any care for the latest celebrity gossip from Hollywood.  What does a tree care which movie stars are sleeping with each other?  What do the cactus in Arizona care about the new TV shows this season?  What does a field of wheat care about which celebrity exposed what part of their anatomy on national TV?

 

The point to all of this is that there is life going on all around us.  Life is continuing just fine from day to day and from moment to moment without knowing or caring about all the things on which we seem to waste our thinking.  We are so self centered that we define life as what happens to us.  If we are having a bad day, then life is horrible.  Sorry, it is only horrible for you.  It is not horrible for me, for my dog, or the trees in the forest.  The rest of us are doing just fine.

 

The Humor

Second, let’s look at the humor of the statement.  It’s people who have problems.  I have been one of those who thought life was just terrible if everything was not going great with me.  Unfortunately I was looking at external causes for my happiness, and therefore I never found it.

 

I used to think life was just horrible.  I avoided it by using any escape mechanism that was at hand.  The more I attempted to run away from life the more it refused to go anywhere.  It was doing just fine and it did not need to go anywhere.  The joke became the more I tried to run away the more it just stayed there.

 

Imagine the old gag where somebody gets sticky paper stuck to the bottom of their shoe.  They put their other shoe on the paper and it sticks to that shoe.  Then they grab it with their hand and it gets stuck to their hand.  We all know the joke.

 

So that was me trying to run away from life.  No matter where I went, no matter what I did, it would stick to me.  Once again, it was doing just fine and did not need to go anywhere.  I had the problem and was attempting to escape the problem by running away from life.  The more I ran, the more I was back in the middle of my life.

 

The Punch Line

So what is the punch line?

 

The punch line is that we are all living.  Therefore, we are all doing just fine.  We just need to accept that we are doing fine.

 

If we would rather blame our problems on external causes, we can do so.  However, when we blame our problems on external causes we are attempting to run away from life.  And, as we just saw, we cannot run away from life.  It will find us wherever we are.  It will attempt to tell us that it is doing just fine.  It will say to us “You have the problem, not me.”

 

At that point we can start to admit that we have the problem and start to work through it.  This will gradually bring us towards finding our true happiness.

 

Or we can say that we do not have a problem, it is life’s fault, not ours.  As long as we continue to blame an external cause we will be blocking ourselves from finding our true happiness.

 

I sincerely hope that each of you learn this lesson much more quickly than I did.  I wish you a happy life and that you do not take as long to accept your happiness as it took me.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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I Have Met the Enemy and It Is Me

July 28, 2008

Welcome Back
I trust everyone had a great weekend. Today’s post is inspired by an old cartoon strip character that was in many daily papers once upon a time. The cartoon was called Pogo and we believe that he was the one who said “We have met the enemy and it is us.” Hopefully our readers will correct us if we are mistaken.

This post is similar in theme to the post last Friday that dealt with the holes we encounter on our spiritual path. At that time we looked at the idea of cleaning up the messes that we create and eventually learning how to avoid making the messes in the first place.

This post will explore the idea that we create more problems for ourselves than anyone else can. As we realize this, we learn that we can also be our own best friend. It is only a matter of self acceptance.

As Crystal Children, Indigo Children, and Star Children we can be great examples when we accept ourselves and take full responsibility for our lives.

I Have Met the Enemy
A few years ago as we were starting to recognize that we were gradually learning to avoid holes. We had taken a little bit of time to reflect where we had been when we started on our path. We also attempted to accept our then current level of understanding and recognize that we had much more path to travel.

We had reached a temporary plateau from which we could look back at where we had started, what we had learned, and make a few plans about where we wanted to go next. As we looked back at our path we realized that we had created all of the problems that we had to eventually fix.

As we came to this realization we were once again struck by another blinding flash of insight. Because we had created these problems we were our own worst enemy. That is when we met the enemy.

No One Can Create More Obstacles Than We Can
So there we were, looking at our most recent brilliant thought. We said to ourselves, OK – what does this mean? As we explored the idea, we realized that we had gotten in our own way more frequently and in a manner far more detrimental than anyone else ever could.

In other words, if someone had deliberately tried to get in our way for the last twenty years, they could not have damaged us more than what we had already done to ourselves. This was an interesting thought, and deep down inside we knew that it was true. To use the idea from our last post, no one could have made us jump into all those holes even if they tried. We jumped into the holes because wanted to do so.

It Is Me
At first we were a bit embarrassed about the fact we had caused ourself so many problems. We dutifully administered ourself a few dope slaps. Once we finished with self recriminations we went back to thinking about this insight.

First, we realized how important this insight truly was. We saw that when we finally take responsibility for everything that happens in our life, then we are no longer allowing any external situation to affect us. Isn’t this what we talked about a few weeks ago when we were talking about finding our happiness by looking inside?

Next, we started to feel much more empowered about our life. We realized that by saying that no one had any power over us we were in fact taking control of our lives. We saw that we were beginning to determine how we really lived our life. We could no longer blame any external circumstance for anything.

We were in control. If something happened it was a result of a decision that we had made. If the result was not what we wanted, we looked at how we had made the decision. By reexamining the decision we altered our behavior and eventually learned how to achieve what we wanted in the first place.

Use This to Empower Yourself
At first blush the idea of “I have met the enemy and it is me” does not seem to be very empowering. Once we think it through we realize that what it can mean is that we have gotten to a point where we can take responsibility for everything that happens within our lives.

We realize that when we have a “problem” it is something that we have created. If we created it then we can fix it. Eventually we see that no one can cause us more problems than we cause for ourselves. We deal with that by taking responsibility for everything that happens in our lives.

Once we commit to being ultimately responsible for our lives we take away any power we have been giving to any external situation. We empower ourselves by realizing that we have the ability to completely determine our destiny.

It Takes Time
Did all this happen to us immediately? Of course not. This was a series of thoughts that spanned several months. As we gained each insight it helped to clarify the previous insight. Once we put all the thoughts together into one coherent concept it still took several years to gradually accept it and start to adjust our behavior.

We learned not to be in a hurry. As long as we keep taking small steps we keep making progress. Eventually we take enough small steps to learn how to take the bigger steps. We each make our progress in our own way. Do not compare yourself to anyone but yourself. As long as you see that you are making small steps, do not worry. Everything will work out in its own time.

That is all for today. See you tomorrow!

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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Avoiding the Holes in the Road

July 25, 2008

 

Thankful Friday

As is our custom on this site, we begin our Friday post by thanking those around us.  Today we start with thanking our close friends for their support over the last few weeks.  We are fortunate to have some good friends who have encouraged us to continue our writing.  We won’t mention any names – but they know who they are.  Thanks.

 

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Avoiding the Holes

Today we will talk to the Crystal Children, the Indigo Children, and the Star Children about holes.  As we travel our individual paths on our journey of self discovery we frequently encounter holes in the road.  Sometimes we see the holes, sometimes we don’t.  Sometimes we avoid the holes, sometimes we dive right in.  Sometimes we climb out of the holes quickly, sometimes we decide to feel sorry for ourselves and wallow at the bottom of the hole in our self pity.

 

Today we are going to look at a few philosophies for dealing with these holes.  Before we go any further we will admit to having learned all the wrong ways to avoid the holes.  Frequently we were warned about a hole that was in our path.  So what did we do?  We jumped right in to see if it really was a hole.  Then we sat there feeling sorry for ourself because we were in the hole.

 

What we want you to hear is that we know from our own experience most of the holes that our readers are likely to encounter.  We jumped into them and then went on very long tours of them.  Then we learned how to climb out of the holes.  If our readers can benefit from our experience then it will have been worth it.

 

How Not to Deal With a Hole

We were very fortunate in the early stages of our learning to have a very wise and patient teacher.  This individual would stand there in front of a hole and quietly tell us that we were headed for a hole.  He would explain what the hole looked like and the adverse consequences of falling in the hole.

 

We would nod our heads in agreement and then take a running jump into the hole.  We just had to find out for ourselves.  So, of course, our patient teacher would stand beside the hole and quietly explain to us how to get out of the hole.  Did we listen?  Not on your life.  We were feeling so sorry for ourself that we could not hear anything being said to us.

 

We Have to Get Out by Ourselves

Our patient teacher would stand at the side of the hole and point out the handholds and the footholds we needed to get out of the hole.

 

We would sit at the bottom of the hole and scream to be taken out of the hole.  He would quietly say that he could not pull us out of the hole.

 

We would petulantly ask why he wouldn’t pull us out.  He would say he couldn’t because we had to learn for ourselves how to get out of the hole.  After all we got ourselves into the hole, shouldn’t we learn how to get out of the hole all by ourselves.  We were convinced that this was cruel and inhumane treatment.

 

Eventually we did start to see the logic.  If we got ourselves into the hole then wouldn’t it be a good idea to get ourselves out?  It took a number of years, but eventually we began to see the point behind cleaning up the problems that we had made for ourselves.

 

Learning to See the Holes

As we gradually learned how to get out of the holes by ourselves, we also began to learn that we could control whether or not we jumped into the hole.  After all, if we were going to expend all that effort to get out of the hole, wouldn’t it be a good idea to learn to see the hole before we jumped into it?

 

This was a stroke of genius on our part.  We had a teacher who was patiently telling us about the holes before we got to them.  He was telling us what they looked like, how deep they were, and how to avoid them.  After all, he was correct about how to get out of the hole; maybe he was correct about how to avoid them.

 

Unfortunately, this stroke of genius took several years to occur to us.  We jumped into many holes before we had this blinding flash of insight.  The upside was that we became extremely good at getting out of the holes.

 

Once we learned to see the holes for ourselves our excursions through them became fewer and fewer.  To this day we still take an occasional side trip through a hole.  These days we see them more readily and in general, get out of them more quickly.  In fact, we have made some progress.

 

Can Someone Really Help Us Avoid the Holes?

That is a very good question.  It all depends on whether or not we are good at listening and trusting.  We have to determine whether or not we will trust someone who is attempting to help us.  Even when we do trust our guides, sometimes we just have to find for ourselves.  Sometimes all the explanations in the world will not help because we feel that we need the direct experience.  So we jump into that hole to find out what it is all about.

 

What This Metaphor is About

What we are attempting to convey with this metaphor is that we are responsible for what happens on our own path.  We all have different guides and teachers who want to help us keep from creating problems for ourselves.  We all have to learn who we can trust to give us the best advice.

 

It is important to learn that no one can solve a problem for us.  This is because we created the problem and we have to learn how to both fix the problem and keep it from happening in the future.  It is like the old saying – “you created the mess so you clean it up.”  We need to learn to be responsible for our messes.

 

In time we learn that we can clean up any mess that we created.  We know that there is no mess that cannot be cleaned up.  As we get tired of cleaning up the messes we start to look at why we created the mess in the first place.  After all, didn’t it seem like a good idea at the time?

 

As we learn why we created the mess we also learn how to avoid creating it in the first place.  Now we will make some progress.  We spend less time in our messes, and less time having to clean things.  Our life just became infinitely more simple and we became infinitely more happy.

 

That’s all for this week.  We will see everyone on Monday when our topic will be:  “I Have Met the Enemy, and it is Me.”

 

Have a great weekend!

Until Monday –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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The Main Event vs. the Side Show

July 24, 2008

 

We have looked at a number of different ideas on this site in the past few weeks.  In general we have heard about illusions during the last two weeks.  What we are trying to do is to help our readers feel when they are being caught up in illusions and help them to find their way out of those illusions.

 

Today we will address something that has come out of an email conversation that we have had recently with someone who reads the daily posts on this site.  The subject is one that all Crystal Children, Indigo Children, and Star Children eventual contemplate.  As always, we have encountered this issue ourselves and would like to share our perspective.

 

This conversation began when our reader sent us a link to a site that discussed beings from various galaxies.  It went on to explain the characteristics of those who come from each galaxy.  The site also names some important individuals in this hierarchy of galaxies.

 

Here is our response to the reader:

 

The Conversation

“We have a few comments in regards to the site recommendation that you sent.  These comments are by no means intended personally towards you.  You have only brought to the surface a topic that we have thought about and dealt with in differing ways for many years.

 

“We all look at the night sky and see countless stars.  Anyone with any semblance of an open mind realizes that there must be people out there, and that we are not the only populated planet.

 

“We have had the good fortune to be taught some of the basics about the way things actually operate out there among all those stars.  Those teachings in some ways correlate with some of the “channeled” ideas that other people talk about.  Most of them diverge greatly from what is commonly accepted here as the way things operate on other planets.

 

“Consequently we do not usually talk about what we know because it requires such tremendous explanation and it challenges so many “beliefs” that it becomes an exercise in futility.  Nor do we go about attempting to correct those whose ideas do not agree with what we understand.  In the end it makes no real difference.

 

“Why does it not make any real difference?

 

“As we have observed our growth over the last thirty years we have recognized that there is a “main event” and a “side show”.  The main event is being committed to looking inside ourselves to find our answers.  Once we realize that our power, confidence, and happiness come from within, we realize that this is the main event.  Everything else becomes the side show.

 

“What is the side show?

 

“When we get caught up in spending a great deal of time in ideas like those on the site you recommended, we are distracting ourselves from our true source of answers, which is True Self.  Placing our focus on channeling, ESP, UFOs, telepathy, soul travel, etc. is getting caught up in the side show, and is therefore another illusion.

 

“This illusion is just another variation of looking for our answers from an external source.  Whenever we look for an answer other than from within we are allowing ourselves to get caught in that illusion.

 

“We look at a site like the one you recommended and imagine the tremendous amount of time that was needed to create the site.  Then we wonder how much closer the site’s author would be towards finding their true happiness if they had taken the same amount of time to concentrate on understanding themselves.

 

“This is not a condemnation of the site or the author.  We are attempting to illustrate how easy it is to get caught up in the illusion and think we are doing something that is beneficial to ourselves, which in fact, amounts to nothing more than a side show.  We say this from the experience of wasting many years on such side shows.

 

“Now let’s imagine what would happen if a group of these people from another planet did suddenly appear here to help us?  What do you think they would say to us?  Would they tell us to continue to pursue our illusions?

 

“They would attempt to explain to us that we were caught in a series of illusions.  And we, of course, would tell them that they don’t understand how this world works. We would tell them that they will have to believe in our illusions before we will allow them to help us.

 

“In a way, isn’t that the conversation that we are attempting to start on this site?  Why worry about help from outside until we have learned how to properly control and help ourselves?”

 

 

Our Confession

With a few minor edits that was our response.  We spent many years pursuing the illusions.  We are embarrassed to say how many years we happily amused ourselves with the side show before we discovered the main event.

 

All we are attempting to do with any of the things we publish on this site is to help others to learn from our mistakes.  The reason we exist is to learn and grow and then to share that learning and growth with each other.  If we can share some of what we have learned in a way that it helps someone else from making the same mistake that we did, then the effort will be worth the trouble.

 

Tomorrow

Because tomorrow is Friday we will be giving our usual thanks to those who are helping to make this site successful.

 

Also, we will be looking at how to avoid falling in the holes in the road as we travel on our path to spirituality.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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What Is Spirituality?

July 23, 2008

 

This Week

We have thrown the term “spirituality” around a great deal in recent posts.  Today we will discuss what we mean by spirituality when we use the term on this site.  We have relegated illusion smashing to next week.  For the rest of this week we will be looking at some other subjects for discussion.

 

Current Usage

It is rather common these days to hear someone use the concepts of spirituality and religion interchangeably.  If we are spiritual we must be religious.  Consequently, if we are religious we must be spiritual.

 

To see the difference we will first discuss the concept of spirituality.

 

Spirituality Means to Live from Our Spirit

When we are learning to live a spiritual life we are learning to look inside of ourselves.  Inside of us we find our True Self or Spirit.  Some people also call this our soul.  Our spirit is the source of our happiness, self confidence, power, and guidance.  We discussed the aspect of looking inside for our happiness last week.

 

There are many authors, prophets, and great thinkers in general who have discussed the spirit at length.  We will not comment on those discussions here.  We will explain what we mean by spirit.

 

We each have a unique, indestructible, and everlasting part of ourselves.  This is what we call the spirit.  We have yet to discuss reincarnation at length on this site, but that conversation is coming soon.  Our spirit is the part of us that remembers what we have learned in all of our previous lifetimes.  It also remembers what we have learned in all of our nonphysical learning experiences.  In short it is the repository for all of our knowledge, wisdom, and experience.

 

When we enter a physical lifetime on this planet we are trained to forget any direct connection with that wisdom and experience.  We mentioned this when we talked about why the Crystal Children, the Indigo Children, and the Star Children forgot why they came here. 

 

We are trained to forget about our True Self (spirit).  We have a vague notion that something is not quite right.  We know that there should be more to us, but we cannot seem to find what it is.  Eventually many of us start a journey to discover our spirituality.

 

As we have discussed on this site, that journey is fraught with illusions.  Most of the people around us are caught up in illusions and cannot seem to admit that they are.  They exert pressures of guilt, shame, blame, etc. in an attempt to keep us from pursuing our journey.

 

Spirituality is About What Is Inside

As we begin our journey we usually have a number of misconceptions about what our spirituality is and what it will do for us once we find it.  One of the most common misconceptions is that we can become more spiritual by doing certain things.

 

Let’s make a list.  We can become more spiritual by:

 

Eating proper food

Doing yoga

Breathing properly

Being nice to people

Belonging to a particular group of people

Sleeping properly

Being more healthy

Learning about ESP, UFOs, crystals, etc.

 

What do all these things have in common?  These are all attempting to find spirituality by pursuing an external means.  If we are looking for our spirituality inside, how will eating the proper food help us?  Our spirit is not in our stomachs.  Through yoga we might learn to calm and quiet our minds, but without the proper understanding of how to use that mind we will not find our spirituality.

 

Finding our True Self is frequently a long and slow process.  It can take a bit of time to learn how to train our minds to see through the illusions that keep us from our goal.  It is far more easy to do the external things because that way we can prove that we are becoming more spiritual.

 

I have been a vegan for twenty years.  I must be more spiritual than I was when I still ate meat.  Maybe you are and maybe you are not more spiritual now.  If you want to be a vegan please do so.  Just don’t think that it will make you more spiritual.

 

I belong to this wonderful group of spiritual people.  I must be more spiritual now.  How do you know?  What makes these people more spiritual?  Why does belonging make you more spiritual?

 

Spirituality comes from living in harmony with our spirit (True Self).  That is inside of us.  Period.  The end.  Full stop.  ‘Nuff said.

 

Being Spiritual vs. Being Religious

As we have said so many times today, spirituality is about what is inside, not something we do about the outside.

 

With very few exceptions, religions are a bunch of outside rules, commandments, dogmas, etc. that tell us how to pursue our spirituality.  Religions (and other ideologies) concentrate on the rules of achieving our spirituality.  If we do not follow the rules then we are not spiritual.

 

As we have stated on this site, the reason that we exist is to learn and grow and to share that learning and growth with those around us.  The only rule is that we do not interfere with the free will of another individual because that keeps them from learning and growing in the manner that they choose.

 

Once we accept that there are external rules that can govern our internal spirituality we cease being spiritual.  When a religion tells us that its rules are more important than our pursuit of our spirituality it is telling us that their rules (which are external to our spirit) should control our spirit.  They are also taking away our free will.

 

This applies to any other ideology or methodology.  If someone tells you that they have a set of external rules that will help you find your spirituality then you must run, not walk to the nearest exit.  All that person wants to do is to control you.

 

Our spirit cannot be controlled by any external rules.

 

That is all for today.

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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