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True Purpose – The Real Reason You Are Here

Evolution is the journey of discovering purpose and meaning. This path is one of self-exploration and it moves us to create experiences that we believe would connect us to meaning and purpose. Through observation and reflection we come to understand the true nature of an experience and the true beginning of meaning and purpose. We come to see that it is not external circumstances, people or places that bring us the deepest meaning, but the way that we find, react and understand those circumstances, people and places.

A journey may go through periods where we seek great material wealth and glory, feeling for a time that this is where we can find real satisfaction. We may also seek knowledge, information and building up our intelligence and wit, believing that this is where we will find meaning. We create these experiences because it is exactly what we require in order to see the truth. It is only through time and experience that we gain the opportunity to observe. Through observation we learn to recognize, and through recognition we learn to understand.

Observation, recognition and understanding only occur when the mind is allowed to immerse itself within experience. By embracing and accepting experience, living and being open to what is available, we give the senses the opportunity to see.

What is it that we see?

What is it that we may measure our experiences up to?

What would make them fall short?

What would make us seek deeper and further?

Why would we risk losing all this for the chance that something else better exists out there?

It is the fact that we see and the fact that we see something of importance, feel something of purpose and meaning, that spurs us to move onwards. It is as if each experience is but a respite, a momentary refreshment for the body and personality, but that before long we remember a feeling or a memory of our purpose and we must move on.


The Way of Karma ~ Pt 2 ~ The Journey to Enlightenment

The story of Karma will lead us through its many dimensions, paths and levels. It will bring us through the worlds of emotion, the literal civilizations of thought and belief, right through to the beginning where they were born. By listening to the story of Karma we learn to see that in truth the way has been formed by who we believe ourselves to be and it is through this channel that Karma becomes what it is.

Understanding only deepens as our ability to listen and hear deepens and is opened. Karma when it is truly heard and seen reveals itself to be as fluid and free as pure energy. All that would make it rigid is simply that in our consciousness that would grasp to shape, form and belief. There is a path where consciousness tells the same story, simply because the energy of this story requires validation and expression. There is however no release in this expression, it is born again with each validation at the deepest level of sense and perception. This is the story of Karma and it has become our way.

In time the story of Karma becomes like a tale that has been heard too many times. It is like being at the same carnival sometimes for what seems like an eternity. What once stimulated the senses no longer holds charm or allure. There is the sense that the story hurts more than it heals. This is the essence of the True Self, ever patient, yet a reminder that no carnival ride will ever match up to true power of being at one, and being at peace. It is through this crack that we gain an opening. An opportunity to move past the story, to realize that the meaning has changed and that the destination no longer has any purpose. Through observation, meditation, inner communication and life we gain the opportunity to hear the story of Karma, to see the way that we have created and to discover the path of freedom.


The Power of the True Self ~ Part 2 ~ Awakening the Master Mind

The cycle of remembering and forgetting is necessary to create the experiences of exploring, finding and recreating. The True Self knows that in the deepest of seeking what will be found is always reunion. In this journey we will create much love, much hate and much forgiveness. We will forget, reconcile, regret and accept. This is the eternal balance and cycle that moves from “being” to “doing” – and back again. As with all that exists within the infinite, however there is ample room for a consciousness that moves on the fringes of the True Self, between “being” and “doing”, acceptance and creation, inner peace and directing and guiding wisdom and information.

The essence of a Bodhisattva is that of a consciousness that has at the moment of complete dimensional connection with the true self, chosen to delay full transcendence from this plane in order to stay and continue to work with it. This choice and decision required at a certain level that the need for struggle, aversion, craving and direction continue to exist. The choice to delay purifying and transcending these levels of struggle enable the Bodhisattva to stay on this plane. It is what connects them here and this connection becomes their purpose. The same principles inherent in this choice work for all forms of consciousness, Bodhisattva or not. It is simply a compromise for the time being of energies and choices in order to support and facilitate a particular goal and direction. Those that would transcend and continue moving beyond this dimension have made the choice to purify all attachment, struggle, craving and aversion to this plane. This is the reason why so few ascended masters and the like interfere with the affairs of the physical. The need and drive to do this is for all intents and purposes non-existent. What throws a spanner in this perfect plan however it the nature of all consciousness to head toward the direction of truth and the infinite. This in itself creates consciousness where it is possible for the ascended and transcended to interfere and interact with our plane. Another example of the impossible becoming possible. Contradictions within contradictions. Observing these workings from the outside we may for a moment perceive pure chaos, but the essence of observation itself moves in the direction of order and so the chaos is balanced. Further perspectives and opportunities are revealed when we begin to understand how to channel and work with these contradictions. How to shift what is impossible, draw in and create what is opposing and observe how the infinite balances the finite.

The different forms are the products of the inter-relationship of the same principles. Healing, psychic senses, manifestation, meditation, channeling, astral projection, shamanism – all are the forms. The perspective and ability that makes these what they are are born from our understanding of their specific shape, dimension and form. The potential infinity of the consciousness is the reason why these forms do not follow each other sequentially like patterns in the physical. Rather the essence needs to be seen through the lens of the True Self. Through these eyes and ears the connection between what cannot be connected can be understood, experienced and made logical. Integrating all of these levels of consciousness right through to the physical and intellectual is what allows full and whole understanding. At this point spirituality begins to be understood through the eyes of science.


The Power of the True Self ~ Part 1 ~ Awakening the Master Mind

The power of the mind is revealed when we learn to control it. From control comes mastery, and from from mastery the full spectrum of opportunities to experience universal consciousness. In all of this the most empowering of experiences it that of connection and realizing the True Self.

True Self is simply a name to define an experience and feeling. It is a connection and a re-connection, a coming home and a reunion. It is a source of intelligence and wisdom, and it is also a source of unconditional love and understanding. Realizing the true self is perhaps the highest goal of meditation, because it is the only place where the journey actually stops and is still. From this lens all things can be seen and touched, wielded and understood. At the same time, the need for understanding, the search for wisdom and knowledge ceases – at least for the moment. The moment of connection allows the understanding that all wisdom, knowledge and intelligence has been and is for the attainment of this goal, and so once reached all further seeking is superfluous.

The more the mind and body enters into the realm of True Self, the more peace, unconditional love and acceptance become what we are, rather than something we seek. The irony is that in this state although we no longer need to seek, we also do hold no more aversion to seeking, no more aversion to struggle, fear and failure. To move and create becomes a joy, and so with the smallest of movements we enter into a dance with the universe and energy and willingly leap back into a communication with that which would perceive life and consciousness as “I.” This brings us back to who we are, with all that we would perceive as flawed, unworthy and needing of transformation and transcendence. Yet there is an extra lens. An expansion and channel to a consciousness that is our True Self, one that cannot possibly exist simultaneously with our perception of a flawed and fractured self – and yet it does exist. It exists simultaneously and seamlessly. The True Self is consciousness that whether at peace or not at peace, whether ignorant or aware, in love or in hate, wisdom or confusion, is still complete, fully connected to the universe and with no falter in its willingness to experience the finite and the human.

It is one of the exquisite contradictions of consciousness, that from the lens of the finite cannot be seen the face of the infinite, yet with a shift one can be infinite and comprehend and encompass with ease all that is finite. For these to exist simultaneously is impossible – and this is the very reason why the True Self holds the key to making the impossible possible. From all seeing, unlimited and all knowing, and all accepting to limited, finite and small knowing. Yet the infinite self understands that it is only in being finite that we are able to experience so many qualities in their purest essence. The “I” is created without the benefit of perspective, wisdom and knowing, so as to experience the act of seeking and finding and all the levels of creation and reflection that form the path of power. The True Self is then able to experience an aspect of itself that is able to love single mindedly, struggle, persevere and create – and it knows that we do all this, continuing on our path and journey to seek something that we may only sense we have lost or forgotten. Rediscovery of course brings much laughter.


Channeling ~ Part 5 ~ Tapping Metaphysical and Spiritual Sources of Knowledge

Channeling offers a practitioner the opportunity to shape their mind in such a way that it perceives itself to be communicating with external sources. It is this perception that allows the development of the internal consciousness to realize and understand that the entire universe can be experienced within. The process of seeking the outside from within guides the mind to discovering more than what its familiar comfort zone and it is this that allows it to find true strength and purity. The contrasting perception of purity, which is one of isolation ultimately creates a perception of complete separation from the True Self.

In moving the mind out we are working with the sense and perception that we are moving from what is the self into external territory. This perception is what opens us to the possibility of psychic manipulation and negative entities. There are two main methods of dealing with these phenomena. One is to release the areas of resistance within us that entities can hold on to. The other is to form the part of consciousness that channels into a weave of sensitivity – soft yet strong enough to match the frequencies of any that come in its way. At the point of meeting it is important that our mental direction and energy is strong enough to move past these entities without taking on their residues while at the same time not compromising flexibility for strength. This is a process that is learnt most easily through experience, however it is important to note these things. Interestingly it is almost impossible to connect with another energy and not have an effect. The intention is to learn how to manage and direct this effect so that it is congruent with our truth.

This type of training provides a basis for moving in the direction of our potential at all times. Rather than fearing what we perceive to be negative energies because we have not yet reached the point where we can transform them, we learn to keep ourselves centered while moving toward our destination. We neither compromise our ultimate destination nor do we compromise our development of real inner strength. Working with this level of sensitivity requires a constant state of consciousness because subconscious states will have a tendency to react with fear to anything that they cannot assimilate or transform. A flexibility of mind is required to understand when the opportunity for developing aspects of emotional strength are at their potential and when less vulnerable methods of protection such as the popular white light visualizations are more appropriate. In itself this flexibility develops into a wisdom that is gradually understood at the deeper levels of body and mind. This direction entrains a further congruency of truth, reason and purpose between all levels of consciousness.

All action must report back to reflection and observation, and the main factor to observe is the overall state of tangible and conscious energy. Energy is the fuel that allows us to direct, drive and move our consciousness. There will always be a balance between integrating knowledge and having that act of integration drain us of energy. The important thing is that we keep tuned into our purpose and destination. There will be times when we intuit that it is necessary to enter low energy states, but the awareness of reason and meaning will provide the opportunity to find a gate through which we can again transcend this state.


Channeling ~ Part 4 ~ Tapping Metaphysical and Spiritual Sources of Knowledge

Integrating knowledge, experience and information and transforming it into understanding and wisdom requires different levels of surrender and receptivity. Form must always change in order to assimilate something new, but at a deeper level that form must remember what it originally had been seeking if it is to use the new wisdom at all. The longer we move into a certain experience the more we become encompassed by it. This provides the opportunity for deep understanding and wisdom, but in the process it is possible to lose connection with how that understanding and wisdom was originally intended to be used. In the fullness of time all consciousness will return to its true self. The choice however is whether our connection occurs within our life time, tomorrow, the next ice age or a day short of eternity.

Providing our consciousness with an internal signal or beacon that moves from within our depths to where ever we are and who ever we become, gives us the opportunity to move deeply into experiences and in essence to “lose ourselves.” At the same time we set a kind of consciousness alarm clock, to wake us and allow us to remember our true purpose. The time spent immersed allows us to then understand and integrate experience and knowledge from the perspective of one who has walked fully in the footsteps of life.

By understanding the reason and meaning behind choosing particular paths of experience we can set a beacon of intention to allow immersion until specific realizations are met. The waking itself can be as gradual or sudden as we direct it to be. For this reason it is important to understand and observe what would best serve our needs. As much as a sudden awakening can push an accelerated direction of realization, we must also take into account the person that we may be at this time and the emotional and mental patterns that we will be working with.

The beacon that awakens should be integrated with any of the senses, sight, sound, smell, touch, taste or thought. The awakening itself must be initiated with awareness – a trigger of observation that originates within the main sensory of choice. This way the mind will have the tools to recognize and interpret the nature of the beacon.

Working with this level of channeling needs to come with a warning. Losing oneself will always come with the requisite emotions of anguish and despair. Re-awakening and realization will bring all into perspective, but while we are gone we do not have at our disposal the the same vision or understanding. This is after all what it means to lose our self in the first place. The same method of triggering a beacon can be used for when we experience and meet these specific aspects also. Just as there can be much knowledge gained from entering into “the dark night of the soul”, despair and anguish, perhaps more can be gained from remembering how to move through and out. More than just a reminder, a beacon can act to trigger a realization of illusion. That realization will allow the experience of empowerment to be felt and understood, regardless of any emotional pain, feeling or thought. As this channel of empowerment and truth draws through all the experiences that have been, integration, awareness and awakening arise automatically and with them deep levels of understanding, compassion, forgiveness and rejuvenation.


Channeling ~ Part 1 ~ Tapping Metaphysical and Spiritual Sources of Knowledge

Channeling is the ability to communicate with spiritual and dimensional entities. This ability is anything from subtle communication to allowing other entities to fully enter our physical being. It is important to understand that communication on any level with dimensional or spiritual beings is to be taken with the same cautions that we would take communicating with someone on the physical plane. Many factors enter the equation when communicating with dimensional beings, the first factor being purpose – ours and theirs.

If we observe the spiritual dimensions objectively it is not difficult at all to perceive the truth behind any entity’s purpose. Many, many entities simply seek to have some fun with what they consider to be unsuspecting humans. Like many beings they like attention and so if we listen and follow their advice, they’ll continue to give it. Just remember though, just because they aren’t from the physical doesn’t mean they know anymore than you. The scope of entities available for channeling and communication is massive, but their relevance to our own life purpose is not. Many of the beings that have worked hard to purify themselves are also available but do not hang around or throw themselves at people who are not on the path themselves. In order to communicate clearly, we must be clear within ourselves. Without this clarity, the expression that we are capable of receiving is limited. In other words until our consciousness begins moving in a direction that is congruent with inner strength and truth, we are unable to perceive let alone communicate with those that are much further along the path.

The ability to create energy is always important. Without energy we cannot survive, let alone create. Between the initial and middle stages of development many forms of consciousness and entities will come to us, not necessarily to harm us, but simply because we are beacons of energy. As we begin to master our emotions it becomes more difficult to upset our center and so the entities that would normally take advantage of our fears and insecurities begin to move away and avoid us. The same thing occurs with people of this type in the physical plane. They simply sense at an energetic level that they cannot get what they want from us. At the same time they will sense that we can see quite deeply into their soul, but because we have met these aspects in ourselves with understanding we are able to meet these people with peace. The same goes for inter-dimensional entities, but the fact seems to remain, that unless they seek peace and understanding themselves, they will move on. In any case at this stage psychic vampirism and the like is no longer an issue.

It is of course important to move in a direction of fully meeting each aspect of ourselves with the energy of understanding. This is the best and only true protection that we can ever have. It is the kind of shield that protects by fearing nothing inside ourselves, not even fear and so in this state we are able to meet anything outside ourselves – even fear. Each master who has achieved full realization has come to this meeting and succeeded in facing this.

Until then, we must meet each communication and interaction with the highest level of perception and truth that we can connect to. We must connect to this truth and seek through the windows available to us even purer and clearer truths. This is the way to seeing to the heart of all communication, physical, spiritual or mental. There is no being that can truly deceive when we look at it through the eyes of truth. This is simply because when we are in our truth, we are in the essence of understanding and the essence of internal peace. This inner peace, means that we do not seek through craving, aversion or desperation any emotional promises or bargains. And so we can see with clarity what is actually occurring. This frequency of inner peace does not need to be fully realized in order to work. Even the merest intention or illusion of inner peace creates a direction for consciousness to understand. This is the true essence of real power, that even a reflection can banish what is false.

The Source of all Knowledge ~ Part 2 ~ Awakening Universal Consciousness

Channeling knowledge and integrating it is important but for knowledge to be relevant it also needs to be meaningful. The receptive way of using knowledge is to trust that what is being communicated to us is for our highest good and to learn how to listen and work with it. The active way is to weave our intention into the conduit of universal connection with the Source and seek specific knowledge.

Intuitive, responsive communication is always a flow of receptive and active. We recognize what is being said and we respond with sensitivity to the outcome. A good listener has the opportunity to understand well, good understanding provides the opportunity to respond well, a good response provides the opportunity for relevant knowledge. This cycle moves in the direction of creating integrated meaning and purpose. The consciousness that leads it all is that of intention. The intention to seek deep understanding. It will always come back to this.

Observation and listening is an art, and so too is learning to respond clearly and coherently. If the consciousness is muddled with subconscious talk, mixed messages and so on, then our expression will reflect this. Our reality and the way that we interact with it will show the results of our expression. Learning to speak clearly to the Source takes practice. It is a balance of being aware of the ever changing dynamics of energy, the interpretation of the communication and the way that we are infusing our own meaning. In this, it is much the same as any good conversation we would have with another human being.
Just as in communication with another human being it is also important that we observe the nature of communication. If we were to go to another country where the people did not speak English, then perhaps we would have to learn their language, but perhaps in the meantime we would need to find some happy medium. Under these circumstances we would speak what little we could and use whatever other ways, we could to communicate. Importantly we would observe others very carefully for clues as to what it is that they were communicating and all along we would be gaining experience in how to speak their language. The same principles apply is communicating to the Source.

In order to hear and listen with clarity we must create a space for communication. Into this space the frequencies of communication can inter-relate freely. The way in which we realize this space will determine whether our communication is clear or confused, spoken or visual, diluted by emotional beliefs or neutral and objective. The nature of the space will also influence the way in which the Source will be shaped. Exploring the space and the manner in which it influences communication is important, because it is only in understanding and actually experiencing the many differences that we can know with certainty what will best serve our own true path. Integrating emotion, belief, thought or feeling into a space will provide opportunities for understanding these aspects, but the direction that this communication takes will be strongly influenced by our own attachment to these parts. It is this attachment that shapes the nature of the Source, at least in how we will perceive and communicate with it. For this very reason it is important to always come back to neutrality, the place that observes and experiences the Source as it is, unfiltered by our own mind, beliefs and emotions. Through always seeking, through intent for the truest aspects of the Source, we will be led back to the truest aspects of ourselves. This journey will integrate and reconcile all the aspects and bring universal understanding and knowledge.


The Power of Acceleration ~ Pt 2 ~ Expansion and Evolution of the Mind

Accelerated mind states bring profound and dramatic increases in awareness, while at least for the time being, neglect the processes of integration and resolution. Guiding the shape of acceleration to that of a spiral guides the knowledge back through all the spaces and levels that have been missed. Trusting that we can always find ourselves again we leap out into the space of our consciousness. The lines and paths that we take within the spiritual and mental realms are vastly different to those within the physical. In the physical the shortest path between two points is a straight line. In the spiritual and mental dimension points can be opened and connected to within other points, to an infinite degree. For this reason excessive acceleration can lead to problems with integration or “re-entry.” This is one problem that can occur to people who rely on drugs for acceleration and is reason that shamanic traditions that use drugs prepare their bodies through ritual.

Training the mind and body to understand how to consciously accelerate involves the same principles that all meditation and Esoteric Alchemy use. It is all about movement. While integration is about receiving and harmonizing, acceleration is about finding gaps and spaces and moving through these. At the same time we send our consciousness out with the intention of connecting to the source of the knowledge that we seek. This acts as a beacon or thread of intention. By communicating, feeling and seeing this beacon we understand and intuit which paths and spaces will open up further paths and spaces and which will not. Working with intention to direct our journey towards purpose and meaning ensures that our creation of consciousness is congruent with our truth.

It is also important to recognize the way that our higher consciousness communicates with us. For some there will be a leaning toward the visual, others auditory, kinesthetic or one of the other senses. While it is always beneficial to develop a well-rounded set of psychic senses, for the purposes of communication it is better to acknowledge the language that is being spoken.

Acceleration will always bring a sensory increase in one or more areas. If working with the chakras for instance one may see layers of colored energy rippling and peeling open. Or if one is more auditory one may hear tones moving and shifting through frequencies. Thoughts and seemingly random imagery may flash before the eyes and mind. All of these are indications of acceleration, similar to how sights and sounds flash by when we are in a speeding car. In the beginning it is fine to investigate some of these phenomena, but eventually it will be shown that only by staying true to the purpose of our journey will we find the meaning and answers that we seek. There is a literal infinity of sceneries that the consciousness will show us and if we allow it, this slide show can and will continue indefinitely!

The process of gathering knowledge from an accelerated consciousness is usually one of cycles. Each cycles allows us to push a little bit further and understand where we go a little bit more. As is often the case, just as acceleration is an experience that often elicits excitement, it is the return trip, the integration the elicits the understanding and thus the rewards.


Spiritual Realization ~ Part 3 ~ Awakening Enlightenment Consciousness Through Active Meditation

The experience of realization can be as simple as reading a newspaper and being aware that you are reading the newspaper. This can involve noticing your posture and the way your body turns the pages. It can extend to observing how your mind and emotions react to the news that you read. Moving deeper involves finding dual and contradictory emotions and learning to access them simultaneously, moving back and forth between them, or entering into one so deeply that the other is for the moment seemingly gone. When we are familiar with the flow of consciousness at this level we may seek a deeper or more elusive space and seek it out, entering in, through and expanding into it. All the while we are still fully in the experience of reading the newspaper. Rather than compartmentalizing experiences we are allowing the mind and body to experience multiple layers and levels of consciousness. This is realization.

As long as we compartmentalize various emotional states, feelings and experiences our consciousness sees these states as solid, individual and fairly permanent. By opening up several states within the one we break this illusion, showing ourselves that emotion, feeling and experience is actually occurring on a multiple level of dimensions. The aim of all this is to train consciousness to understand that it does not need to be trapped in any emotion, feeling or experience. It has real and tangible choices.

By choosing a simple exercise such as noticing body sensations, posture or breathing and being aware of them during routine daily life we need to understand their purpose. Without purpose we are simply performing rote exercises and the mind will totally miss the point. Without understanding the purpose and reason integration cannot occur. Without integration there is no empowerment and the experiences will gradually become hollow and meaningless.

Observing the breath is not done simply to observe the breath. This level of understanding will not bring much benefit because how many of us truly wish to live life observing our breath all the time? It’s like speaking but not understanding that speech is a method of communicating with other people! Similarly observing the breath trains the mind to focus and sensitize to a particular frequency and subtlety of energy. Again simply observing this energy may have some benefits such as calming the mind but there is also an opportunity to understand that a language of communication is being developed here. By understanding that this level of observation is a way of listening to the language we open ourselves to the opportunity for communication! There is a big difference between these levels of understanding. While one is simply aware that energy is present, the other is aware that a communication is occurring and because of this awareness is able to create an intention to learn the meaning behind that communication!

Context, understanding, purpose and reason give way to creating real meaning in our experiences. Start with just observing physical sensation. It could be awareness of the tip of your nose. Just be aware of it at times throughout the day and also spend some time really listening and observing its feeling. Notice the various degrees and types of sensations. Explore and move into anyone of these. See what happens when you keep part of your consciousness attuned to these threads during the day. Become familiar with changes and shifts. Listen to the language and find ways to make conversation. Remember the context in which you are practicing and training. Remember why you are practicing – why did you originally start this type of development? How do those reasons fit in with the practices that you are now doing? How can the practices that you are presently doing help teach you within the context of that which you seek?

All these questions lead to the development of solutions that are relevant for our life path.