Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“They are saying in the Flock that if you are not the Son of the Great Gull Himself”, Fletcher told Jonathan one morning after Advanced Speed Practice, “then you are a thousand years ahead of your time.”
Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood he thought. They call you devil or they call you god. “What do you think, Fletch? Are we ahead of our time?”
A long silence, “Well, this kind of flying has always been here to be learned by anyone who wanted to discover it; that’s got nothing to do with time. We’re ahead of the fashion, maybe. Ahead of the way that most gulls fly.”“That’s something,” Jonathan said, rolling to glide inverted for a while. “That’s not half as bad as being ahead of our time”.
Richard Bach
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Shock of the New


How are you finding things at the moment? Are you feeling the intense energies around? It's like everything is being cranked up - really challenging me to go with the flow, but to stay centred.... it's bound to take time over the next while into 2012 and beyond to integrate it all.  

I'm finding there are more and more synchronicities and opportunities presenting themselves without any effort on my part - people turning up in the right places at the right time. 

Along with the usual flickering violet flame that pulses and swirls and moves at my third eye, I also seem to be permanently bathed in a white light from above (like moon light) whenever I close my eyes and in the dark I can see it. It's really lovely - I can feel crown and third eye chakras opening - popping and creaking like a sailing ship in a storm. Quite regularly I smile as I seem to know exactly what people are going to say next. 

Tender spots now all down my right side....I guess there's a lot of processing going on...

I'm often finding myself in a semi-dream state even when I'm awake. There's kind of a feeling of being in suspended animation, like time itself is somehow completely different...have you noticed it? I find I lose time and I gain time. It's really surreal.... one day I had a distinct feeling that I was on a new timeline or path......it was disconcerting, but somehow reassuring at the same time...hard to put into words. My heart is so wide open it hurts! 


We're blessed to be here at this time to be a part of all this! :)



 

 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Why do I lack confidence?

She said: “Remember that you should be able to feel confident (relaxed, satisfied, happy etc) without completing the work issue or being able to run – it is not what you do or accomplish that defines you!” 
June 2011

Why do I lack confidence?
It’s simple, I lack confidence because I tend to compare myself with others. Specifically, I compare my achievements (or perceived lack of achievements) with those of others. The problem with this is that it leads to a never‐ending feeling of discontentment and dissatisfaction. It leads to a perpetual drain on my energy resources. Ideally, whatever I do would be performed from a state of Being, which is pure contentment in that moment, pure acceptance of that moment. The joy I will then have in Being will be translated into the joy of Doing, which is the joyful energy of this moment moving into the future.

Is my lack of self confidence because of how do I define myself?
Basically, yes. I have always defined myself by my achievements and I have achieved a lot. I wanted to make people proud of me, especially my Dad, but it should be enough to be content with my achievements. I tend to imagine others achieving better things that me – it’s a competition thing! From an intellectual point of view, I understand that there’s no point in comparisons, and I know this in my heart too. All I have to do is just recognise any thought patterns related to unworthiness, lack of confidence or low self‐esteem as and when they occur, embrace them and accept them because they help define who I am now. I need to know where I am now in order to grow into the future. The first step is acceptance of the unique person I am and that person exists now. The unique person I am now is a consequence of all the events of my past – all the opportunities to learn.

Who am I now/who is the real me?
The real me is revealed when I relax into myself and be contented with the way I am. This has nothing to do with where I am physically or what I am doing. This is about an acceptance of myself to myself as I am. This is not to deny the possibility of evolution and growth, but there is no need to make it a necessity, no need to turn it into a mountain climbing, race running, exam passing exercise – it simply isn’t! When I relax into myself, I am able to gain a new perspective on myself and therefore of everything around me. I am seeing myself from the inside, rather than from a position outside myself – the position that others usually adopt because of the illusion of separation. However, being centered in myself isn’t an ego‐centric position, it is from a position of love and connection. In fact, because nothing and no‐one is truly separate, the only way to truly connect with others, to truly love others, is through peeling away the layers of the illusionary me, so that my true self shines out. That inner light is the real me, so I should not be afraid to let it shine! It is actually all about being non‐judgmental and loving, while at the same time being observant of myself and my state of Being, my feelings and therefore my actions. If I am non‐judgemental about myself, it is easier for others to also see the real me and to be non‐judgemental about me because they see I am transparent, I am crystal clear in all ways ‐ there is no ulterior motive, what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG!) ‐ the real, confident, relaxed, satisfied, happy and contented me.
 
Allow Yourself to just Be,
Be Here,
Be Present,
Be Now.

Melt into the Moment,
Allow Miracles to Happen.

http://theseagullspeaks.blogspot.com/2010/05/surrender.html





Monday, November 21, 2011

Snatam Kauer: Ra Ma Da Sa Healing Mantra






Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung
the Siri Gaitri Mantra
From: http://www.sahej.com/Ra_Ma_Da_Sa.html

 
Healing for the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan
Healing for Others
Healing for the Self

 

Ra Ma Da Sa is like a rare diamond, which connects you with the pure healing energy of the universe. You can instill the health trend in your consciousness by injecting this strong healing vibration into your mind. Then your actions and whole being will obey that thought. In order to change health troubles, we must alter the process of thought that brings the crystallization of consciousness into different forms of matter and action.


RA - the fire principle - symbolizes the Sun.
There would be no life on Earth if it were not for the Sun showering us with the pranic life-force. Working with the Sun is the highest practice of Kabbalah. The Sun is a source of energy, life and warmth. In other words, the Sun is the heart of our universe. It purifies and energizes.
MA - the water principle - is the energy of the Moon.
MA calls on the cosmos through the sound of compassion, causing the universe to become the mother and you the child, and this brings you help and healing. It is cooling and nurturing. 
DA - the Earth principle - provides the ground of action.
SA - the air principle - is the impersonal infinity.

When sound takes place in the external plane, it becomes "A", which represents manifestation.
The first part of the mantra expands toward heaven. By repeating the sound SA as a turning point, it causes the spirit to descend from above into matter in order to animate and vitalize it with healing and life. In other words, the second part of the mantra brings the healing qualities of the superior world back down to the Earth.

The last stanza of the emerald tablet from the great Hermes Trismegistus, which reveals the secret of healing and order in the material plane, is followed in this mantra. It reads, "Ascend with great sagacity from Earth to heaven, and then again descend to Earth, and unite together the powers of things superior and inferior. Thus you will obtain the glory of the whole world and obscurity will fly away from you. The secret is adaptation, transforming one thing into another thing."
Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung transforms an imbalanced and unhealthy body into an
harmonious, healthy one. As in the Star of David (a symbol of two interlaced
triangles) this mantra interlinks spirit with matter.

After SA comes SAY, which is the totality of experience.
 
SO is the personal sense of identity.

HUNG is the infinite, vibrating and real. Hung suggests Hu, which is the life of God in every thing and every being. The ng causes the sound in Hung to stimulate the divine glands. The sound of the breath is So Hung. The inhale is So and the exhale is Hung. The two qualities of So Hung together mean "I am Thou".


As you chant this mantra, you expand toward the infinite and merge back with the finite. Most people have forgotten that their essence is with the infinite, unlimited creative power of the cosmos. When a person goes within himself and consciously experiences his own beauty, he touches his divinity. Then he can reunite his destiny to his highest potential.
A regular listening practice is not only good for practical, preventative self-healthcare, but also it will aid in the assurance of a healthier life. It can help preserve the body and pave the way toward a positive mental projection. Chanting or listening to this mantra set to this classical tune will drive out depression and revibrate your life. It is timeless and can not be outdated. It has worked in the past, it works now, and it will work in the future. There is no time, no place, no space and no condition attached to this mantra. It burns the seed of disease. Use it everyday. Offer it to anyone.
If you work with it, it will work for you. In moments of anxiety, despair, fear or worry, let it be your safeguard. It will give you a strong sense of your own centeredness.
In the words of Yogi Bhajan, Master of White Tantric and Kundalini Yoga, who openly taught this healing mantra to the Western world, "It has worked for three thousand, four thousand years, why should it not work now?"
- - Gurunam Singh Levry



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rumi Wisdom 1

"I will find new meaning in every joy and sorrow.
In that silence
I will hear the voice of spirit, and freed
from this world
I will see another order where the end is another beginning."
 

Rumi ♥

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Real faith, Real Trust?

Acts 17:28 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' 

 

What is real faith?

 

It is not a blind trust in a distant God, but an active experience of ourselves as the threads wrapped within and forming God's benevolent cloak.

 

It is real creativity; it is real trust!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Leaving Limitation Behind

I am learning to leave behind those limitations that I came to believe define who I am.
I am breaking through restrictions and road blocks in my psyche.
There are walls there that were built for protection, but they have now served their purpose and will fall.
There are now new buildings to create.
There are new cities to construct with new streets crystallized into form by the power and focus of my own mind and heart.
There is great energy here that yearns to be used for exploration, discovery and creativity.
Consciousness, in all its myriad forms, yearns for expression and my consciousness is no different.
It yearns for freedom to thoroughly explore All That Is.
It is therefore my duty to let go and allow my consciousness the honour of setting it free of my past restrictions and old dogmas. 
This is its natural state after all.


 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Events in the Middle East: The Power of Lightworkers

Ok, so here I am with my notepad for the first time in a while. I've just been pottering along on my own, ploughing my own furrow, but I feel the need to talk to you. You see, I need some advice, some reassurance, some explanations about what's been going on with me and the world recently.

Events are moving fast now, particularly in the Middle East. You have noticed this, it is obvious! Every day brings something new. Time dilates, time compresses into no-time. A thousand and one things are happening in no time at all. Things that used to take years to come into reality are happening within minutes and hours.

In the Middle East, a new level of group consciousness has arisen, which is breaking down the old barriers, the old structures as if they are made of ice that is now melting in the desert sun. And indeed they are. In this new age, the crystallized consciousness that is your material reality is more susceptible to change, to alterations in its fundamental structure. Many brave old souls in young bodies are actively pursuing their missions to make this new way of Being a reality. But, this is just the beginning. Expect to see much more soon. There is so much more to come.

But, most people, the majority in fact, seem to me to be oblivious to all this.

That is because they are oblivious up to a point. However, everyone is being given the opportunity to evolve in their own way right now. Everyone is achieving expanded levels of consciousness, higher rates of energetic vibration, but many have not yest crossed that  specific threshold where they become aware of their true identity. That is not to judge them. Each has his/her own path to take in time and space. But there are many of you lightworkers who have crossed that threshold and are already making a huge difference in the world.

But, I know that I for one feel sometimes (if not most of the time...LOL) like I'm going a bit mad (to say the least)..Am I going mad? Am I seeing too much in all of this? And then there are these symptoms in my body...I know I'm experiencing something ....Big!

Rest assured, this is simply the next phase of your evolution on the timeline you currently occupy. Madness is relative. Who really are the madmen? The people of the Middle East have realized the extent of their own power and are wrestling power back from their rulers who are so antiquated and have been so out of touch with their people for so long. It is the new young lions, the new generation of old souls, who are breaking down the illusions of power and separation from All that Is.

Your ever-increasing energy levels, the spiritual changes and the physiological changes that follow are making you extra-sensitive to many things. Trust your intuitions, trust your visions and the words that fall on you from above, seemingly from nowhere. This is your higher self speaking to you. The sum total of all your personalities in all dimensions, in all time lines. Listen and learn - understand. Have faith, believe. 

Everything is changing within you, so the collective consciousness is changing too. The higher energies break down and dissipate the lower energies. This is fundamental. However, there is still much work to be done, both physically and spiritually. But, your lightwork has not gone un-noticed on this side of the veil by all of us angels and archangels and entities comprising the sum of all your personalities.

Believe in yourselves! You are the Masters of your Universe! You are the directors of the movies you watch for you are creating those movies through your thoughts and feelings. It is a continuous feedback loop. Do you see? You are creating and re-creating your reality continuously through the inner work you have been doing. 

This is all you have to do. Focus on your visions for the New Earth, the feelings and thoughts your higher self is giving you glimpses of that you associate with this New Earth. Tantalizing aren't they, those images! 

You lightworkers yearn so much for the cozy blanket of Oneness you left behind long ago. You have tavelled long and difficult pathways in many lives in many dimensions. And now your time has come to totally shine your light, to be uninhibited, to facilitate the changes that you know must come.

"The end is near, but the beginning is beautiful"
http://theseagullspeaks.blogspot.com/2010/03/beginning-and-end.html 

You wrote those words! Remember?

But the people of Libya, for example, are fighting for their lives and here am I sitting doing, basically....nothing! Can I do more? Surely, I must do more?

You cannot be there in your physical body, but it is the power of your own consciousness that you continue to under-estimate. Every time you meditate and create peaceful feelings, actually a field of peaceful energy, this energy acts on your surroundings, including other conscious entities, in many dimensions. This has effects you cannot even begin to imagine. Your efforts are enabling, empowering many people to recognize their higher callings - as freedom fighters for examples, warriors of freedom and peace.

Ultimately though it is all about experiences. All experiences are valid experiences. Even the tyrant has his purpose. 

You are altering the flow of events these days through the energy flowing from your hearts. It streams outward from you in all directions and it is beautiful to behold.

Have courage! Have faith! All is well! You will taste the fruits of your labours soon enough!





Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kundalini Yoga

I am loving getting up early to practice Kundalini yoga http://www.kundaliniyoga.org/....my heart can't wait to get out of bed, to put my hands together and to call upon Universal consciousness and Divine Wisdom, to feel the energy flowing through me, to meditate and to feel the way my life is developing! As I write this, I feel the energy flowing through me.....in my heart, but also throughout my body....a complete feeling of loving bliss....perfect!  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Golden Threads 1: Wisdom and Knowledge

Initially, I would like to speak to you about the differences between knowledge and wisdom. It is important to have knowledge about things - to be knowledgeable - but, during recent human history on Earth, you have valued the acquisition of knowledge to the detriment of gaining wisdom. You have even ignored the need for wisdom altogether, hence the mess you and your planet are currently in.

The worst in you has always emerged when you have denied and continue to not recognize the incredible ability that you have to create things out of nothing (or at least what seems to you to be nothing - I will deal with this concept of ‘nothing’ later). You are an extremely creative species, but your creativity and your recognition of the power you have to create, for example to manifest your own futures and to heal your own pasts and your own bodies, has been suppressed by the those who have governed you, to your detriment and their gain. I include here the political, religious and scientific establishment. And this has gone on for centuries, for so long that you have taken it as a fact that you are powerless to change anything.

You think you have knowledge of the world, and indeed your scientists have made incredible progress in their understanding of material reality. However, many of you continue to ignore the deep insights of science, while others ignore the traditions of wisdom provided by many of your ancient cultures.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Eric Whitacre: Virtual choir

185 voices from 12 countries - an example of the rise in consciousness occurring here and now on Earth! What breathtaking beauty we can achieve when we all pull together.....


Latin Translation ©2001 by Charles Anthony Silvestri

(English poem by Edward Esch)


LUX,                                         Light,

CALIDA GRAVISQUE                warm and heavy

PURA VELUT AURUM                as pure gold,

ET CANUNT ANGELI                 and the angels sing softly

MOLLITER MODO NATUM.       to the newborn babe.
 

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Illusion of Separation

You have believed for far too long (according to your measure of time) that you are separate from everything on your beautiful blue planet and indeed everything in the Universe, that you are separate from everyone else. This is an illusion of the plane in which you reside. In the depths of your soul you know this. I will say it again, separation is an illusion. The Universe, even in the apparently material reality in which you reside is much more "fluid' than you realise. Actually, your scientists already know this. And your great mystics and sages have been teaching this wisdom for thousands of years. Separation is an illusion. Fundamentally, the universe at all levels or planes of reality is comprised of energy, nothing more nothing less. Your Einstein demonstrated that matter is simply identical to energy. Furthermore, this energy is infinitely intelligent. It is unlimited and unlimiting. It is pure consciousness. It is the mind of God. For, as you know from your Bible:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." John Chapter 1, 1-3.

"The Word" was the first thought, the first manifestation of consciousness there had ever been. For consciousness is at the root of the tree that is the Universe in all dimensions/planes/levels of reality. Everything in existence extends from consciousness. Consciousness is everywhere. The entire Universe is a conscious being unto itself. The Universe became manifest within the mind of God through the energy associated with thought. This energy was/is pure and infinite light, which could then be condensed ultimately into matter at your level of reality. God could become manifest in form and function. That is the reason that there can be no separation. That is why everything is connected. Everything that exists in the Universe came about first and foremost as a thought, an idea. Form/matter is energy made manifest and energy is thought in action. So the entire Universe is the expression of a single Being - God, with infinite consciousness and intelligence. The Universe creates, it reproduces, it evolves, it is alive! Therefore, everything in the Universe, including you, is manifested from a single source, God. Everything is connected. Everything exists within the mind of God. Separation is an illusion.