To Thine Own Self be True

September 15, 2008

I was watching a movie this weekend and this famous quotation from Hamlet was used.  It started me thinking about how this might mean that we should listen to our true self and not our false self.  But first –

 

Welcome Back

I trust that everyone had a great weekend.  Over the weekend another major hurricane struck the gulf coast of the US.  Our thoughts are with those who are affected by this storm.  If we can be of any help please let us know how we can do so.

 

Another movie

As many of you know I am a cineaste – a movie enthusiast.  One of my great joys is to find a movie that I have not seen before that also contains a great message.  This weekend I found the movie “All That Heaven Allows”.

 

This movie was made in 1955 and among other things examines the conformist nature of society in that era.  The widowed female lead (Cary) begins an affair with a younger man (Ron).  Cary is from the country club set and Ron runs a tree nursery.  All of her friends belong to the country club.  She eventually finds that his friends come from all walks of life.

 

Cary knows that there is something unusual about her lover, but has not yet understood what that is.  The couple gets invited to a party hosted by Ron’s best friends.  These friends, a married couple, have known Ron for many years.  It is the woman of this couple who finally explains what is different about Ron.

 

To thine own self be true

As the two women are preparing for the other party guests they start to talk about the men.  The hostess explains to Cary that Ron lives by the phrase “to thine own self be true.”  The hostess went on to say that Ron finds his security from inside of him, not through his job or money.

 

This discussion triggered a deeper understanding in me.  I realized that Shakespeare must have been talking about finding true self.  Shakespeare was saying that we must be true to true self, not false self.

 

I admit that I have heard this phrase countless times and never made the connection.  When you talk about being true to yourself and finding your security within – what else can you be talking about?

 

On this site, how many times have we written about finding our happiness within?  How many times have we said that false self thinks it can find happiness through attachments to external objects, ideas, or people?  How many times have we talked about true self finding happiness by being in the moment?

 

When I find this type of connection I realize how many people have said similar things.  History, the arts, and spiritual teachings are each full of similar examples.  I guess we discover these insights as we are ready for them.

 

The important stuff

Let’s go back to our movie for a minute.  The hostess went on to tell Cary that Ron only paid attention to the important stuff.  “Ron absolutely refuses to allow the unimportant things to become important.”

 

What a wonderful description of true self.  True self knows that all the things that false self wants to get caught in are truly unimportant.  You know – things like attachments to objects, fears, and the general pettiness that is false self.

 

We have not spent much time on the idea of simplifying our lives.  That is an oversight on my part.  I plan to write on this idea soon, but here are a few ideas about simplifying our lives.

 

To put it briefly, false self makes a lot more out of things than is necessary.  It makes mountains out of mole hills.  Because it has such a dislike for itself it has to aggrandize things to prove that it is important.  It justifies its stature by comparing itself to things that are big, important, influential, and generally of great magnitude.  It thinks that it will bask in the glory of these things and prove it is worthy of respect.

 

True self does not need complicated or grandiose things.  True self does what is necessary and does not care what any one thinks.  True self knows that by making something complicated we only take time and energy from another important task that needs to be accomplished.  True self will do whatever necessary to perform a required task, but has no desire to make the effort greater than necessary.

 

See the movie

I have provided a link to an online synopsis of the movie “All That Heaven Allows”.  It is an interesting study of a relationship wherein the individuals are at different levels of understanding the concepts of true self and false self.  They encounter many experiences that we all bump into as we travel our spiritual paths.  Please post your thoughts about this movie after you have seen it.  I am very interested in your insights.

 

The movie is available through Netflix.  You can also find it on cable TV.  Set your TiVo to record it.  I have no affiliation with TiVo or Netflix.  I just find them to be very useful.

 

That’s all for today.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

 

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What I (Don’t) Like About You

September 3, 2008

Yesterday we looked at what happens when we point a finger to blame an external cause.  That external cause of our unhappiness can be either someone or something.  We learned that when we point a finger we should look at ourselves as the first possible reason because there are three fingers pointing back at us.

 

Today we will look at what is actually happening when we point our finger of blame at someone else.  Are you ready?  Let’s go!

 

When we don’t like someone

This insight was explained to me many years ago.  I am the type that attempts to understand why everything works as it does.  Hopefully those types of insights and understandings are a reason why I am able to make some of my explanations in simple terms that are easy to understand.

 

However, I admit to being absolutely baffled about why this next principle works.  I have examined it for almost thirty years.  All I can say is that it works.  I have learned to use it, but if anyone understands why it works please let me know.

 

When we point our finger of blame at someone else we say that there is something in that person that causes us to dislike them.   Let’s say that we don’t like them because they are too pushy.

 

Our rationale then becomes that because they are too pushy we cannot get along with them.  Their being pushy gets us upset and we cannot think clearly when we are upset.

 

What I have learned is that when there is a character trait or behavior that someone exhibits that I do not like – it means that I do not like that about myself.  In the previous example it would be that I do not like myself when I am pushy.  This may sound counterintuitive, but it works.

 

Let’s repeat that.  What we do not like in someone else is just an indicator of what we do not like in ourselves.

 

Think about our example of pointing the blame finger.  We learned that the three fingers pointing back at us mean we need to look at ourselves first.  But what do we look at?  We look at what we want to blame about the other person.  That is what the three fingers are trying to tell us.  Look at ourselves first and blame ourselves first for what we want to blame the other for.

 

Don’t blame yourself

I am not really talking about blaming ourselves.  Truly there is no such thing as blame.  We will discuss that idea at a later time.  What I am really saying is to examine yourself first for what you do not like in others.  Take responsibility for exhibiting the same trait or behavior you dislike in others.

 

Chances are you will not see this trait or behavior in yourself at first.  When we have not yet learned the skill of self observation we find it strange when we look for something in ourselves that we dislike.

 

Learning how

Take it from me; I was once in that same position.  I was being told to learn to observe myself.  I was being told that what I did not like in others was something I actually did not like in myself.

 

These concepts rang true with me so I decided to try them for awhile.  It took me awhile to start to look at and understand what I did not like in myself.  However, I did start to recognize what I did not like in others.  That was easy.  I could very quickly make a long list of the things I disliked in other people.  It took me some time to realize that these were the things that I did not like about myself.

 

Gradually I realized that through self observation I was seeing the same things in myself that were on my list of what I did not like in others.  Finally I started to see the wisdom of this insight.

 

Overtime I learned that as long as I was blaming others for what I did not like in myself, I would never fix what I did not like about myself.  The light went on and I finally saw that when I fixed what I did not like in myself I no longer would care about what I did not like in others.

 

I forgave myself

So how did I deal with all these things that I did not like about myself?  I finally learned to forgive myself.  That may seem strange, but it is the process that worked for me.  Evidently I had built up a large list of things that I either disliked myself for or felt guilty about.  I blamed myself for all of those things.

 

With some urging from my guide and teacher I learned that I had no reason to be ashamed of myself.  Shame and guilt are false self behavior.  True self has nothing for which it needs to feel shameful or guilty.  Overtime true self forgave false self for its feelings of shame and guilt.

 

The real dividend from forgiving myself was that I quickly found that I much more easily forgave those around me.  After finally forgiving myself I saw that others were struggling with the same issues that I was.  I quickly became much more compassionate and learned to forgive the same behavior that I once disliked in myself.

 

Please learn to forgive yourself.  You will begin to lead a much happier life and you will have much better relationships with the people in your life.

 

That’s all for today.

 

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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How the Rebalancing Will Manifest pt 4

July 10, 2008


Today’s Post

We are almost done with the initial explanation of how the Crystal Child, Indigo Child, or Star Child will recognize the planetary rebalancing as it begins to occur.  We have a few specifics to look at today and tomorrow before we move on to other topics.

 

Next Week

Next we will start to look at some of the illusions that we all get caught up in when we take a lifetime on this planet.  In our training prior to this lifetime we were told that there were many illusions here.  However, because of the tremendous imbalance here many of the illusions were not understood.  Either way, since they are created here we all have to learn how to deal with them during this lifetime.

 

Let’s go to today’s post!

 

Timeframes

So now we get down to timeframes.  When will all this occur?  How long will it last?

 

Let’s tackle the question of “how long?” first.  The usual timeframe for any planet to rebalance is about twenty years.  That would be the peak time of greatest disruption.  There is a period of about ten to fifteen years that leads up to the start of that twenty year period and about the same leading out of those same twenty years.  Let’s call it about a total of forty years with the most intense period of disruption being the middle twenty years.

 

So now we ask, when will it begin?  When this was first explained to us in 1981 the projected timeframe was about 2015 for the onset of the twenty years marking the most disruptive period.  There was also a caveat given: this is a very imbalanced planet and there could be a lot of things that could change the onset to make it either earlier or later.

 

What is the current timeframe?  Who really knows?  It is hard to say exactly when the rebalancing will start to become dramatically obvious.

 

However, that should not really matter.  Remember, one of the primary messages of this blog is that we learn to stay in the moment.  When we are in the moment we will know how to handle the rebalancing as it manifests itself.

 

If we take the rough timeframes of 2005 to 2045 as the overall period of rebalancing, then we must consider ourselves to be in the beginning stages.  We will not make any specific predictions in this blog.  We will paint a broad picture and let each one determine for themself how they will use the information.

 

The Boiled Frog

Many of us have heard the analogy of the boiled frog.  It is a very good way to describe the situation on this planet at this time.

 

Put a pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil.  Toss a live frog in the water and he will immediately jump out.  He knows the water is hot and gets away as soon as he can.

 

Put another put of water on the stove, but this time put the frog in while the water is still room temperature.  Now put the frog in.  Now turn the heat on and bring it to a boil.  According to the analogy, the frog will stay in the water as it heats up and never know he died from hot water because the change was gradual.

 

We postulate that this is where we are on this planet.  We are in the pot of room temperature water that is gradually heating up.  However, we are still debating if it really is heating up.  Most likely, we will continue this debate until we are boiled.

 

Current Indications

So what are the current indications that we are in the pot of water and it is beginning to heat up?  Let’s take a look at a few situations that have occurred in recent years.

 

Boxing Day Earthquake and Tsunami

We have discussed the Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami several times in recent posts.  We will not discuss it here, but will point you to the most recent post in this blog that mentioned this event.  This is the type of earthquake that will become more common as the rebalancing gets close.

 

This is Not an Oracle

In this blog we are not trying to be omniscient or infallible.  In all actuality, we do not really care if you believe what we are saying.  There is no proof of any of it, so why should we try to offer such proof?

 

Our intention with this blog is to share with you a group of teachings that we received almost thirty years ago.  We have thought about and discussed these teachings since then and come to the conclusion that it is time to share them with others who may benefit, as we have, from them.

 

If what we say here resonates with you, keep reading, and hopefully, commenting.  If it does not, please find that which does resonate with you.  We are each on a unique path.  No one thing can provide insight to all individuals.  We just want each individual to find what best provides insight to them.

 

Why We Are Not More Specific

We have chosen and will continue to choose to be nonspecific in many of our postings regarding planetary rebalancing.  There are several reasons for this lack of specificity.

 

  1. We are dealing with information that is nearly thirty years old.  What might have been quite specific thirty years ago may be rather vague today.  We attempt to make the sense of what we say as accurate as possible, but specific cases can be hard to identify.
  2. There are many individuals who would like nothing more than to have a detailed argument about the various ramifications of global warming, climate change, and rebalancing.  When one gets into an argumentative discussion on this subject, everyone starts trying to prove their point.  We are not trying to prove a point.  We are attempting to paint a broad picture of what planetary rebalancing is and let people come to see the validity of that picture in their own way.
  3. Many of the phenomena we discuss are hard to quantify.  Can anyone prove whether or not we are having more frequent and larger hurricanes, earthquakes, or windstorms?  We want people to watch these trends for themselves and come to their own conclusions on how to acknowledge and prepare for the rebalancing.

 

 

That is it for today.  We have a few more specifics and ideas to look at tomorrow.  Then we will move on to recognizing and working through the illusions endemic to this planet.

 

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