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The Divine Never Left Planet Earth

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I've got some great news! The Divine never left you! It's always been with you throughout your entire life, and the Divine is here right Now! Realization of this just takes a shift in perspective, a shift in consciousness, and for that there's nothing you have to do, nor does it does it cost a dime. All the busy doing and searching for the Divine is actually why the Divine is so hard to find. How do you find something that's as close to you as your own Heart? How do you find something that's Everywhere Present? It's through a shift in Consciousness, a change in perspective. It's not an intellectual pursuit, in fact intellectual pursuits are what created the illusion of separation in the first place.

The Divine never left Planet Earth, and neither did Planet Earth ever leave the Divine. She's not under the same illusions Humanity is, Her Consciousness didn't fall along with Humanity's. She's still very much a Higher Consciousness Being, her only issue is that she has a skin condition. I'm sure it's insulting to call Humanity parasites, but I don't know of a more fitting term. Humanity takes and takes and takes from their host, and only a tiny minority actually does more good than harm. Humanity could work with each other and the Planet to turn the surface back into Eden, but at the moment this possibility isn't even considered, at least not collectively.

Humanity only sees the surface, this is true both literally and metaphorically. They don't grasp at the depths, they only see the surface layers, and then make assumptions about what's underneath. They do this to each other, and the do this with the Planet too. Shallow visions and limited thoughts.

Those Who Rebel Against Society Are Often Doing It A Favor

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If nothing else, this is a message of compassion. I don't want to discourage rebellion, nor do I want to encourage rebellion, I just want people to love each other.

We live in a very divided society, and the elite have learned to exploit this division for their own gain. Conservatives vs. liberals, native born vs. immigrants, rich vs. poor, so much petty conflict among people who have so much more to gain by working together. People who have far more in common than different, yet the manipulative media keeps people focused upon the differences, the divisions. The media gives equal weight to two contradictory pieces of propaganda, and calls this "balance". Telling the truth would be balance, what the media spreads is cognitive dissonance which leads to confusion and conflict.

Then there's the mainstream society and the countercultures. At the moment in the US, I don't know of any countercultures that mainstream society takes seriously. Hipsters, goths, punks, emos, environmental activists, the Occupy movement, feminists, all of these are mocked openly, they're generally considered a joke by mainstream society. Back when these movements were gaining momentum they were taken a bit more seriously because they threatened societal norms, but now they're usually the butt of jokes and treated with disrespect.

The civil rights movements, as well as the hippie counterculture, are a couple examples of ones that merged into the mainstream, at least partially. It's now socially unacceptable to be racist in public, especially for those of European ancestry. We're constantly told how bad racism is, which is a step up from the way it was before. Of course, you don't have to tell a loving person to not be racist. It's a racist culture that needs to be reminded continually to not be racist. Society is a little less racist thanks to the civil rights movement, but there's still a long ways to go for real equality.

My thoughts on Jesus

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Let me start by saying that nobody knows the facts about Jesus, because we were not alive, so absolutely everything we believe is based strictly off what we are taught by our parents or churches. To blindly believe everything we hear is like playing the game telephone and defensively and forcefully saying it's impossible the message had changed by the end, even though it's impossible to know what the original message was. That being said, here is what I think about Jesus.

Jesus was a human being. He did not walk on water, change water into wine, miraculously heal people, etc. He was a great person. He was kind, generous, loving, compassionate, and people during that time spoke highly of him for that. The church made up the fact that Jesus did all these things for one reason: control. The catholic church is a sick, disgusting, power-hungry, corrupt organization, and to blindly follow everything said by an organization who money launders millions of dollars, rapes little boys, etc. is a pretty ignorant thing to do. The church from what I see says this: "Be like Jesus, even though it's impossible because he walked on water, etc." But what if Jesus was just a humanitarian? Someone who put others before himself, someone who did not want followers but co-creators. Then we actually could be like Jesus, which scares people from what I have seen. But instead people get defensive and try to force their beliefs on others, but guess what? I doubt that is what Jesus would do. Jesus would let you believe whatever you want, be whoever you want, and love you for it. He did not force his beliefs upon others, he treated everyone with kindness regardless of race, social status, amount of money, etc.

The Problem with God (the word)

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God is easily the most abused Being on the Planet. People blame God for all their problems, expect God to solve all their problems, and then curse God when She doesn't. Imagine if you did that to another human being, it would be an extremely abusive relationship! Yet for some reason it's okay when you do it to God, like you don't have to show any kindness towards Her.

Oops, I seem to have used the "wrong" pronouns for God previously, I'll bet that bothered a few belief systems. God is supposed to be a man, right? A bearded old guy that lives in the clouds or something along those lines. I'm not even sure how God can have a specific gender, isn't God supposed to be the one who created male and female? Still, we're taught to think of God as a "him", and it's what is comfortable for most people.

I can understand men referring to God as a man, it's easier to relate to God that way. It makes God something more familiar and brings God closer. It makes God more personal, which is nice, though I'm not sure women referring to God as a man has the same effect. Personally, I don't see God as a he or a she, I see God as a He and a She. Each are God expressed, and both are essential to the Whole. If you want to view Creator as male and Creation as female, I can understand, though I wouldn't view them as separate either.

"We know when we understand, Almighty God is a living man" -Bob Marley

The Perception of Separation and the Reality of Oneness

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How to communicate Oneness to people who believe they're separate? It's an interesting challenge with no simple answer. I'd like to share the joy of Oneness with everyone, but I have to appeal to their illusion of separation to even begin communication. It makes things rather complicated and confusing to switch back and forth between these different perspectives.

For instance, we talk about God Being Everywhere and Everything, but then we also talk about reaching God. Do you see the problem there? It's a contradiction, though a better word for it would be paradox. How can you reach what's already everywhere? You don't, and "reaching God" is simply a shift in perspective. A realization of God's omnipresence.

To the person that believes they're separate, I can't just tell them God Is Everything and have them really understand what I'm saying. From their perspective, God is clearly not everything. Even if they believe that God Is Everything, it's still different from the Living Experience. Beliefs operate from the paradigm of separation, no need for beliefs in Oneness because Truth is always Present. You know the saying a picture is worth a thousand words? Truth is a deeper vision of Reality, beliefs are just words.

It's Okay To Be Weird

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I'm not sure I've ever fit in properly with society. For a long time I made the attempt, but I don't think I ever fooled anybody. Going along with societal norms was always rather awkward for me, and even my attempts to fit into the countercultures didn't really work. I was perpetually stuck in some sort of cultural limbo where I never really fit in to any specific groups. Individuals I could connect to, but I always had difficulty with groups.

Throughout the experience there was a word that followed me around, I didn't want to identify with it, but people sure liked to use it to define me. That word is "weird" and when I was trying to fit in with society, it hurt when people called me that. It meant I had failed in my attempts to fit in. Now I don't see the word with such a negative connotation, heck, it's more of a compliment now. It means I'm not a conformist, I don't just ignorantly follow the crowd. I like who I am and I don't try to hide my uniqueness.

Something I eventually recognized is that nobody ever really fits perfectly into any culture. This is why it was far easier for me to connect with individuals, because they could drop their pretenses and just be themselves. I didn't mean anything to society, my opinions didn't matter, so people could behave far more naturally around me without any fear of repurcussions. Everyone is unique, and what it means to be "normal" is just an ideal that only exists in the mind. Nobody really fits perfectly into cultural norms, it's just a mask they put on when dealing with others.

Taking Meditation to the Next Level

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The West has seen a recent surge of interest in meditation, and it's a wonderful tool for finding a little peace and calm in an otherwise hectic world. You can sit quietly somewhere, let go of all your worldly concerns, and just relax. This is something almost everyone could use more of, but it's also just the very beginning of real transformation.

It's easy to find peace in a peaceful environment, anybody can do that. This is why spiritual retreats are so popular, you get a nice peaceful environment to do your spiritual work in. However, the "normal" human world is usually everything but a peaceful environment. It's chaotic, full of emotions and distractions. It's very challenging to stay balanced in that sort of environment, though balanced people are what the human world needs the most.

Many people who consider themselves spiritual have a fake sort of peace. Their peace is dependent upon the external environment. It's not real Peace, just an imitation. This is why the monks flee to the mountain tops, why so many spiritual people attempt to disconnect from society as much as possible. They don't want their mind's illusion of peace disturbed. Dogs barking, children yelling, cars honking, all of these must be eliminated to create the illusion of internal peace. The world gets renounced and ignored, like it's the cause of their problems and not their own mind.

You Deserve Happiness

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Let us seek to give up all prejudices, and not just things like sexism and racism, but all of our preconceived notions about how things are supposed to be. Let us give up all judgements. Let us allow life to be what it truly is instead of just seeing the stories in our minds. Let us find wonder and adventures, let us find Love, and all of the things that make life worth living.

Begin Now, don't put it off for one more day, don't put it off for one more minute. Don't push it away, you deserve genuine happiness in your life. Why keep that from yourself?


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Seeing Past The Distractions

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Soul healing only comes when the being is fully Present, no need to make it any more complicated than that. You can bring incredibly transformative healing upon yourself in any moment, this one included. Any place, any time, those factors are really quite trivial, the only thing real healing takes is Presence. An intense awareness of what's going on within yourself, that's how you rediscover your authentic self, which is all that true healing is.

With all the recent spiritual authors, this knowledge is practically mainstream, but knowledge and actually applying that knowledge are two entirely different things. Everyone has beautiful moments of Presence, but they're usually very brief and not quite what it takes for radical transformation. Why is Presence usually so brief? That's easy, it's because we get distracted.

Modern life has become one big distraction, and there's a near endless supply of little distractions. People even carry around little computers around with them now, "smart" phones, so they can watch videos and play games everywhere they go. Such amazing potential for learning and communication through things like television and the internet, yet the potential is largely wasted. Now there's nothing wrong with entertainment, but making it a higher priority that your own personal growth is a very foolish thing to do. The entertainment becomes a distraction, a coping mechanism for dealing with emotional pain. It's used to avoid dealing with the pain, and through reinforcing these patterns you build up the bars of your own prison.

Delivering Truth With Love

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Our culture is one where telling "little lies" is not only acceptable, it's often encouraged. When the wife asks the husband, "Does this dress make me look fat?" he'd better give the right answer! The right answer being what the wife's ego wants to hear. In a society ruled by ego, truth isn't very highly valued. Being "politically correct", saying the kinds of things people want to hear, becomes more important than actual honesty.

Such incredible growth we could have if we collectively stopped doing this. Instead of reinforcing others illusions, we could assist each other is raising above them. Personal development and uniqueness could be valued more highly than conformity. Imagine that! A society where we all help lift each other up instead of holding each other down.

In the meantime we can still be honest with each other, and I highly recommend delivering the truth with Love and tact whenever possible. Often we save our true feelings about someone for when that person really pisses us off, when we're highly emotional, then we tell them how we really feel. This is a kind of misuse of truth, it's using truth like a weapon.

There's a certain skillfulness needed when delivering a delicate truth to someone. It's tricky to do without creating conflict, one must be compassionate without getting all emotional. This is where Love comes in, Love assists you in assisting another without getting caught up in all the drama. Such an important skill to have, it's something all adults would do well to learn.


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