Sunday, November 25, 2012

An Upward Spiral

Kamakura, Japan

We cannot become enlightened in the future.  We can only become enlightened in the present.  If we are on the spiritual path, we will always be on the spiritual path.

When I had an awakening earlier this year and I occasionally told people about it, I became energized and animated.  Since then, every time I had a weak thought of doubt or fear, I remembered that I was awake and the thought immediately dissolved   Each time this occurred, it reinforced and deepened my awakening.  I would think to myself "Wow, I really am awake."  Knowing we are awakened causes us to overcome our fear and anger, which reinforces our awakening.  This creates an upward spiral.

According to Abraham Lincoln (at least in the movie!), the time is now, now, now!  The time to awaken is now, right this very moment, even as we are reading this post.  It is time to get off the spiritual path and be enlightened.

Let's embrace it and announce it, not out of ego, but from Truth.

Let's declare it: We are awakened.  We are enlightened.  We are Love.  We are Divine.  Let's create an upward spiral.

We are now awake.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Waitete Bay, Coromandel, New Zealand

We all suffer from the same affliction.  It is the cause of our fears, depression, neuroses, bad habits, and psychoses.  The cause is our root belief that we are unloved and unlovable.  We try to avoid looking at our beliefs by dulling our consciousness with drugs and alcohol, sex, addiction to social media, video games, television, etc.  We avoid looking at our beliefs to protect ourselves from painful thoughts and memories.  Unfortunately, the unconscious beliefs wreak havoc on our lives as they bubble to the surface in different ways.

There is only one cure for our affliction:  spiritual awakening.

There are many roads to the cure.  For example, we can bring our awareness to our core beliefs without judgment.  We sit with it and allow it to be.  Once we fully acknowledge it, we surrender it to the Infinite Energy Source, or God.

Let's acknowledge and surrender our beliefs.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Bay of Islands, New Zealand

What is awareness?  It is our attention without judgement, thought or belief.

If someone touches our arm, we put our attention there.  We also may think: "That hurts," "That feels good," "Why is this person touching me," "This person likes me," "Someone is trying to get my attention," and so on.

When someone touches our arm and we put our attention there, without any assumptions or judgment, that is pure awareness.  When we are in a state of pure awareness, we are in a state of grace.  Another way of saying it is that we are one with the mind of God.

We look at the world through a prism of our belief structures.  It is time to take off the blinders.  We can expand our awareness by being present and surrendering all of our judgments, thoughts and beliefs.

Let's surrender to the present moment.