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Two Paths – Releasing Our True Power and Purpose

There are essentially two paths that we may choose from at any time – that of increasing awareness and truth, or that of delaying it. Awareness seeks connection, unity, understanding and truth. Denial and delaying seeks separation, removal and truth.

The path of awareness is the path that finds complete understanding through unity of all that is. Instead of seeking to separate from darkness, evil, hate, anger, negative thoughts and painful emotions, the path of unity seeks to feel through illusions that the mind has created around these. Where the path of denial would attempt to separate the True Self from darkness and negativity, the path of unity brings awareness to ignorance, enlightens the dark, and exposes love in all the places of pain, hate and suffering. The path of separation creates hierarchies of experience, where the mundane cannot be profound and the student cannot be the master. On the other hand the path of unity bridges the gap between the ordinary and the enlightened and the student and the master.

The path of denial and separation understands power because of that separation. It is the perception of relative difference, that would express one experience as higher than another. Yet this difference will cease to exist on the path of unity. There will still be forms, expressions and individuality, but the defining of them as higher or lower will be gone. This occurs because the mind that would experience one thing as better and another thing as worse has learnt to feel and see the truth. The truth is that better or worse, higher or lower is a perception of consciousness that once purified allows us to be free of the need to divide and separate. At this point we see the path of denial and separation for what it truly is. A perfect game that we have created in order to experience the evolution and growth that we were unable to experience when we knew were whole. It is the perfect marriage for growth and experience. To deliberately create a state of forgetfulness knowing full well that memory will pull us to striving, struggling, practicing, growing and working our way to remembering once again.

The meaning in all this growth however needs to be remembered. It needs to be remembered that however perfect the game, however predetermined, that because of the perfection of creating finite consciousness we have the opportunity to move outside the game, through a path that exists within infinity yet has its own control and mastery within this space. Instead of being played by our own game, we become aware of and begin to direct the rules of the game. Meaning becomes something that we are, not something that we search for and we learn to walk between worlds, free and awake.


A Journey’s Essence

All journeys require effort and energy, commitment and dedication. Like all journeys however, if walked long enough, experienced long enough, and reflected on long enough certain wisdoms will be integrated. The ability to walk longer and with less energy expended. The ability to be in the moment, and also outside of the moment. The ability to see ahead, as well as behind. The ability to understand, appreciate and experience meaning in the journey.
A journey may at times make us weary, at other times it may inspire us to great levels of energy. There may be times that we stop and in despair exclaim that we can never continue, and then in what is seemingly a new moment pledge that we will never give up. At times it may seem as if all we have achieved amounts to nothing, at other times it seems as if with all we have achieved we should surely have reached the peak by now. Through it all we may at times remember to look back at the person who we are, the person that is walking, reflecting, in joy, pain, grief, anger and love. At times we may look back in gentle compassion, other times may bring regret or remorse, love and passion, wonder and confusion. At times we may be reluctant to look back at all for fear of what we may see. At other times it may seem as if all we see, the good and the bad, clear and confusing is in perfect harmony, rolling along seamlessly like clockwork.

The truth of all journeys is revealed when we begin to look back, it is an opportunity that only exists in reflection and the fact that we do carry a past – as this past is what defines the journey. That past, that journey is our present. Where we choose to direct it from here and now is made available by the extent, depth and focus of our awareness and ability to observe. The thing about observation as it pertains to the realm of mental and spiritual consciousness however is that there are more shapes, directions and forms than in the physical. While the physical is 3 dimensional, the mental exists in potentially many more dimensions. This reality can be experienced and witnessed simply by observing dualities and contradictions easily and cheerfully existing in our consciousness regardless of our beliefs and views on how reality should be.

Empowerment comes not from dictating how reality should be but by understanding why reality is how it is, then learning how to affect this reality. Gaining perspective comes from stepping back and seeing the big picture, going up and seeing from a higher vantage point, moving to the edge of the game and seeing everything that is going on. In the realm of the mental and spiritual this going to the edge, going up and seeing the big picture works in more ways that in the physical. Just like like dual, opposing and contrary directions and feelings can exist within the consciousness, so too going to the edge can mean going in, moving out, looking sideways, feeling in shapes, hearing in color, seeing in sound, smelling knowledge, tasting direction and communicating all of this information with a direction of mind that is moving more and more towards clarity. Traced back all of these ways of expression, listening and communication are found from one faculty that all of us have – awareness.


The Power of Intention pt 2

The space between the senses and the object of our senses is the place to observe and direct intention. This space is like an empty canvas and it is precisely this emptiness that is able to carry and contain the essence of our intention. It is like finding a free area of land to plant some new trees. When the foundations have been set it is possible to direct intention into areas that are not empty because we have created enough structures that allow room for further development and growth. This is similar to the process of developing focus and observation before branching off into other areas such as the psychic senses or manifestation. When we have developed the basic foundations or 1st level skills then we will find that the 2nd level skills are able to be developed.

The practice of intention can be integrated through the development of our most basic practices of observation and focus. To engrain our practice of focus with the direction of clarity and effortlessness, we observe and find the space between the mind that is focusing and the object of focus. Into this space we feel and direct what we believe to be the effects of clarity and effortlessness. We refine this process by questioning whether the clarity and effortlessness we are observing is the clearest it can be. If it is not then we seek still deeper. We “listen” and feel for the most genuine level of effortless clarity we can find. This is the process of stretching and remember that a stretch will always feel like this. It will feel like a long reach and at the very perimeter of the stretch it will feel as if our hold or grasp on it is tenacious. This is as it should be. A stretch must feel like a stretch, but through practice what at present may feel unstable will become stable. We then can use this stability to stretch further. In time we will be able to connect strongly to focus with clarity and effortless and the feeling and effect will be 100% genuine.

Directing intention into observation works in the same way. We find the space between the observer and what is being observed. Into this space we direct what we believe to be the most genuine feeling of objective mind we can perceive. We further direct this intention to continue to be alert to seeking a deeper more genuine level of objective observation.

In developing these basic skills we are also creating the ability to engineer and manifest consciousness. It is this consciousness and our mastery of it that allows us to create our reality. Practicing and experiencing the effects of directing inspiration, empowerment, love and clarity into the spaces in our consciousness brings purpose, reason and meaning into our lives. Directing beacons of intention that listen for information on how to integrate clairvoyance or clairaudience brings knowledge and communication into our lives.

Intention is very much the practice of how to use skills. If skills were like paints then intention is learning how to paint. The paint itself is the perception, belief or frequency of energy that we seek to create. The inspiration behind the painting is the reason or meaning that we choose to create in the first place. Each of these aspects needs to be understood if we are to manifest our realities effectively and congruently.


The Power of Intention Part 1

Intention is the directing of consciousness. It is moving the consciousness into areas with a desire to affect a particular result. Intention is a powerful tool for manifestation when used to gather the specific frequencies and knowledge required. Weaving the psychic skills with direction of intention allows us to gather the exact information that we need be it in the form of visions, sounds, feelings, smells, tastes or other forms of knowledge. Integrating this knowledge which can often be done immediately begins to elicit the changes that we desire. The process of refining the practice utilizes the exact same principles. If something is not occurring the way we wish it to then we direct our intention to gathering the information as to what needs to be added, subtracted, sped up or slowed down. This is a two fold development of learning how to manifest and learning how to gain precise information. In time the process of intention, information gathering and implementing this knowledge will occur simultaneously and accurately.

It is important to observe and access the information coming through with honest and open awareness. This is perhaps one of the main difficulties inherent within the art of manifestation. For example information may be coming through that to create a certain result energy needs to be built and gathered for 4 weeks. If this crucial detail is ignored then a person may believe that their manifestation has failed where as what has actually occurred is that they have simply not followed through on all the necessary requirements. The development of accurately and clearly perceiving information is also important. The mind needs to be directed with the intention to understand and hear, see or feel clearly and then we need to observe and allow ourselves to find this space within us. Through continuous training the mind understands exactly what it is that we are wishing to access and in time we can connect with these spaces effortlessly.

The understanding of how intention works is like how water finds it’s way through rocks. If there are many rocks the water will continue to weave around them until it reaches it’s destination. Similarly intention is a direction of the mind. When the mind finds an obstacle or distraction is must allow that entity to be as it is and simply find a way around it. In the case of the mind, intention is the place of knowledge as well as the consciousness that is seeking connection with this place. In time the two become one and this is the process that dissolves the illusion of location or separateness. This is when the acquisition of knowledge becomes effortless and instantaneous.


The Path of Power

Power is the opportunity to experience positive perception. It is greatness, love, freedom, strength, peace, wisdom, compassion, flow, flexibility, intelligence and gratitude. It is these simply because these expressions and states of being reflect positive experience. It is these simply because these experiences are what they are. In the moments when we experience true power we feel strong, we feel supported, we feel love, freedom, compassion and gratitude. The Path of Power is the path that we realize as we understand these states. It is the path that is revealed as we explore and allow ourselves to experience that which we feel and believe to be our highest and truest expressions. It is the path that we are on right now, whoever we may be, whatever we may be doing.

The Path of Power is the path that we feel most strongly when we direct ourselves in ways that are congruent with our deepest, highest principles and values. The deepest of these will always be truth. Truth is the experience and action of always seeking to know more of reality as it is. Through the action of seeking more we look for openings into a deeper level. By moving through this level we come to find and experience a different level of truth, and again we gain the opportunity to look, seek and discover. As we experience each truth we question if it will truly allow us to experience real empowerment, real inner peace, real love and wisdom. While this choice of action can lead to disappointment through perceived failure, it also leads to the most real and effective way of growth, simply because it is honest. Each step we take develops real and true strength.

How can we find real empowerment if we do not question what it is or is not in the first place?

The Path of Power is not exclusive to “spiritual” people, “personal development” people, people in pain or people in joy. The Path of Power is available to everyone. It is the path that each of us walks in realizing our own power. True power is everywhere and in everything. It is no more owned by a man in robes than a woman in business attire. The only difference is recognition of power. It is in recognition that we gain the opportunity and experience that power provides us. Personal development is simply development of a person. Where it leads is up to the person. Ogami Itto the infamous samurai executioner chose his path of personal development to be Hell. He had reconciled finding his own enlightenment and that of his son’s along this road. Gautama the Buddha chose his path of personal development to be liberation from worldly suffering. Both decided that the adoration, respect and titles given by their peers and societies were meaningless, both made the decision to find their own truth and in doing so they found their own power.

The Path of Power requires but one thing to make it powerful and that is the desire to be real. Being real is a state of mind where we are conscious of who we are at this very moment. It is unimportant if the person we see reflects storms of delusion or a garden of Eden. What is important is that we look at reality as it is at this moment. Even if this moment is 100% illusion. Being real if continued will move mountains. It will find the deepest depths of our inner oceans. It will find everything, everywhere given enough time. Being real causes chaos because it is the essence of sincerity and honesty, the same path will provide the opportunity to understand how to find true peace regardless of chaos. This is the realization of order and the experience of universal balance.

In time being real will reveal our deepest truth and we will find that our journey has ended, we have stopped walking and seeking. In this moment we are no longer a part of the Path of Power – we are simply power.

The Path of Power becomes what it is when we choose to seek and therefore define power. This act of creating meaning, reason and purpose becomes the point of our existence. Instead of asking the universe or God what the meaning of life is, we create and define meaning and show it to the universe. Our relationship with the universe becomes a reciprocal one. It is not an act of only listening. It is not an act of only speaking. It is a communication of listening, speaking, understanding and realization. The relationship is alive, sensitive and interactive. It is like two expert hagglers working to find the best deal, the only difference is that the opportunity for flexibility and movement is infinite – both sides can know full victory. It all depends on our willingness and ability to move our mind and consciousness. When we can move our consciousness at will then we are not bound by any obstacle – we become the skeleton key.

Freedom is true power because in experiencing freedom within we have the opportunity to experience greatness in everything. Existence becomes no longer determined on the illusion of pain and pleasure, emotions, thoughts or concepts, because we can experience and move through these at all levels of consciousness. Mind, body and spirit are free. This ideal is the highest essence of power, just as it is the most basic precept required for inner peace. There is no striving for more, there is no boredom, there is no aversion or craving. Where and who we are is experienced as perfection. All the tools of the mind, be they psychic senses, shape-shifting, meditation and healing allow us to realize a consciousness that can move through doorways of the self, that can explore dimensions, time and space and that can find form, lose form and create. These keys can be used to walk without aim or they can be used to find meaning. When we turn our eyes towards the purpose of finding meaning then we create the tools to listen and discover. When we turn our ears towards the answers for creating meaning then we create the experiences that express greatness, love and joy. In whichever direction it is that we choose to manifest this meaning, this is the purpose of our lives. In whichever direction it is that we choose to express this purpose, is the meaning of life that we have the opportunity to realize. This is what is means to walk the Path of Power.


How to Transcend Anxiety

Anxiety is the fear that we cannot cope with our perception of reality. Logically everything may (or may not!) seem totally fine, but internally we are seeing through a dimension that we feel we cannot handle with capability. The trick to conquering anxiety is to train ourselves to realize that regardless of it’s existence, deep empowerment still exists. This seeming contradiction creates a gap in the illusion being: “I am anxious.” After all who am I? Transcendence, moving the mind, dissolving the illusion – all of these show the mind that there is more to “I” than it had previously believed. In that moment “Wham! The cycle begins to change.”

Work this exercise:

Observe your body.

Feel the way your anxiety sits in your body.

Feel the shape of it.

Observe the way your mind, body and thoughts are reacting to the sensation of anxiety.

Allow the sensation of anxiety to be as it is. Observe.

Allow your thoughts to come and go as they please – whatever they may be. Simply observe.

Now allowing the anxiety to be as it is, observe the observer.

Shift your consciousness so that more of it is observing the observer than the anxiety. Simply allow the anxiety to be as it is.


Notice how the observer simply allows the anxiety to be. It requires nothing. It just is.

Notice how the observer simply allows your thoughts to be. It requires nothing. Whether fast, slow, critical or neutral the observer simply watches.

Now imagine a feeling of capability and strength existing. Use the faculty of the observer to notice how this deeply capable consciousness feels.

Move your consciousness into this feeling of capability. Allow the observer to be. Allow the anxiety to be. Listen to the feeling of genuine capability.

Observe how this inner strength is able to exist simultaneously with any thoughts and sensations of anxiety.

Observe the effortless consciousness that is able to move, breathe, and be empowered regardless of feelings of anxiety, ridicule or doubt. It is there you simply need to find it.

Look, listen, imagine and feel. Stretch your mind. Expand your consciousness. Give yourself permission to explore.

The opportunity to transcend anxiety only exists when we allow anxiety to exist as it is. As soon as we suppress it we deny ourselves the opportunity to move through it. Remember that transcendence means to see through the illusion. The illusion being that anxiety has us trapped. When we experience that empowerment and deep capability can exist simultaneously with anxiety then we break the illusion. In this moment anxiety has changed – because the mind has changed. It’s like learning to climb a fence. The fence is the same, but it no longer blocks our journey because we have learnt to get past it.

The principle behind this exercise is the same as the principle behind any emotional healing technique. We must guide the mind to transcend the belief that we are disempowered in the presence of any thought, feeling or emotion. Working through the various blueprints of various emotions allows us to understand the principles. There are of course other methods of working through anxiety, or any emotional mind state for that matter. Breathing, chakras and energetic methods all work and some accelerate the process more or less than others. In my opinion the essential thing is to teach the mind to transcend energy states. This is what allows us to go beyond technique and instead of being reliant on certain criteria we understand how to be free and empowered in any situation.

Be conscious that developing the ability to connect to empowerment will get to the point where anxiety feels like nothing. It’s tempting at this point to let go of remaining aware of the sensations and residues of anxiety, and simply connect to empowerment – but as patterns tend to work in cycles, a time may well come where anxiety returns. This is simply because the mind has not yet transcended the fear of anxiety. This fear keeps the mind attached to the belief that we cannot free ourselves from it. Getting to the root of fear requires that we remain vigilant. We must remain conscious always. To prevent this from feeling like a prudish chore, develop consciousness with the essence of effortlessness capability and freedom. After all these are the essentials of self-mastery.


The Power of Sanctuary

Sanctuary exists in the mind. It is a state where we can find our center, a place where we can experience clarity and inner strength. Sanctuary can exist in external spaces as well as internal spaces because the mind is capable of attaching meaning, feeling and emotion to anything. The ultimate sanctuary will always be a mind that is free, but understanding where and who we are right now, and the environment that would best support development of the inner state of freedom, is the essence of wisdom.

For centuries monks, ascetics, mystics and shamans have recognized the power in developing their mind through the use of external sanctuaries. These places develop a consciousness of their own that supports the internal structures which are being created. Whether we find sanctuary in homes, forest walks, yoga studios, monasteries, work places or caves, the power exists in the internal state that these places aid us in realizing.

We come back stronger, wiser, refreshed and revived – more in tune with our purpose.

An effective sanctuary must be appropriate to our goals. It must reflect our mind state and desires. If our goal is to rest and revive the spirit then our sanctuary must aid in creating that state. If the goal is to inspire then a sanctuary must aid in realizing this state.

The opportunity exists here to realize an internal state which is congruent with the state we find in our external sanctuaries. Through observation we can listen to the changes which occur when we move from a location of peace to a location of hustle and bustle. Through conscious awareness we can learn to allow the external personality and body to do what it needs to do. Perhaps we have busy jobs and need to be on the go, perhaps our lives requires analytical thought or creation within a high stress environment. There is a necessity in allowing our minds to take the shape of these processes in order to do what needs to be done – but through developing a connection to the real meaning of sanctuary we realize that no matter how stressful life becomes, no matter how much intense interaction we engage in, no matter the ups and downs – that a place always exists where lives the true essence of sanctuary. It exists regardless of all the chaos around it. Even if that chaos be something that we are perpetuating within our own minds. This is the reality of experiencing an infinite mind. It is a mind that is capable of chaos and struggle but also in that exact same instant pure and deep inner peace. No matter how many times the mind is “split” or made to take different forms and “shapes” we realize that it is still infinite. The seemingly finite part only exists because we believe that we are less that what we truly are. Infinite exists in realizing that we are always more.

A certain level of skill is developed in practicing sanctuary and centeredness in a place of advantage. This may be a place of peace, quiet and tranquility, or a place that inspires clarity. A different level of flexibility is developed however when we bring our practice to places that we perceive as chaotic, noisy and intense. Yet another level is developed when we bring our practice to mind states that we perceive as emotionally chaotic, noisy and intense. A flexible mind is a mind that is able to actually experience different states. It has the freedom to choose. Through finding peace within the most intense fits of anger we see through the illusion. That is, we realize that peace exists regardless of anger. We first need to trust that it exists and then we need to listen for it. We just need to actually practice finding it. This reality cannot be realized if we wait until we are calm until finding peace. It’s a different reality – it simply shows us that peace exists when we are calm. This is in itself is a very valuable state, but it requires a condition that we be calm before acquiring peace.

Listen for love within a mind that feels hatred, forgiveness within a mind that writhes with jealousy, peace within a mind that screams with anger, compassion within a mind that churns with confusion. The mind that can see more than what a particular energy or emotion would trick it into being, is a mind that is free, flexible and powerful. Shifting into this way of seeing we can begin to realize and actually experience love which actually is unconditional – whether we are full of hate or full of joy. We can begin to understand inner peace which actually is eternal – whether we are angry or full of jealousy. All our programs and attachments are shaken up because they live through the experience of actually feeling and seeing infinite states made real. This is deep power and it is a state that everyone is capable of realizing today. Even if the connection to an infinite mind appears to be the merest thread of the beginning of imagination, stay with it – it is the thread which will eventually lift up the veil over our eyes.

There are no chosen ones because we are all chosen. Empowerment does not come only for those that are joyous, calm and happy. It exists for us all unconditionally. Even if we be in the deepest of despair, wracked by guilt, shame, doubt or grief the opportunity to connect to more exists. “More” opens up again and again, moving towards the essence of infinite mind, the reality of which leads to freedom of choices. Some of these choices are unconditional love, inner peace and empowerment, which takes us full circle, because each of those states is a real and true experience of sanctuary.

All journeys start with a step. That step may be in the form of a thought and intention. Allow that thought to be in the form of finding your own inner center – your sanctuary. Once activated this sanctuary is a true and eternal friend.


The Struggle to Awaken – Breaking Free of the Matrix – Part 1

Awakening to spiritual consciousness, realization and self-mastery has always contained within it many potential challenges. Some are fun, some are a real pain in the butt. In the end however the skills developed in learning to move through them are the very skills that we used to move further.

A friend once told me a story: he had taken it upon himself to help a butterfly get out of the cocoon that it seemed to be struggling with. Having a good heart he helped to remove some of the trappings that were keeping the butterfly in. Then he went about his day. It was only a few days later when we related the story that he realized that the very muscles developed when the butterfly broke apart it’s cocoon were the ones which were required to fly. In essence he had killed the butterfly.

A similar thread exist in all struggles. There is always the opportunity to develop our strengths and these strengths allow us to explore higher and vaster realms of ourselves. This article will address several areas that are usually encountered at one stage or another on the path to self-realization.

There is the struggle of moving from the societal collective stream of consciousness, to one of an explorer, branching out to new areas and searching new depths. New paradigms usually go through a process. First there is disbelief, then ridicule, then perhaps reluctant acceptance, and finally it will be accepted as norm. As explorers we are usually exploring aspects outside of the norm, perhaps in the realm of disbelief and ridicule. Moving away from a majority consciousness will often require that we work through a certain amount of energetic and emotional resistance – both from within and without. This new direction can be supported by understanding that regardless of doubt and regardless of confusion a way still exists. The essence of effort is that it is and will find a way given time. Creating a sanctuary both in the physical reality and in our own selves will provide us with the support that we initially need to push out from the collective flow. In time we will develop enough of our own momentum and inner strength to be able to maintain our direction regardless of the flow of the collective stream.

“The greatest sanctuary of all is a disciplined and focused mind.”

There is the struggle of moving from programmed patterns of being into conscious awareness. Patterns of emotion and being have within them a very strong inertia. It is this stream of consciousness that we are meeting when we first make the decision to be aware. Be gentle. Awareness in itself is a powerful step and it is often confronting to observe the inner working of the self.

“Awareness gives us options.”

There is the struggle of moving from consciousness into directing the creation of reality. Awareness alone affects a change but not necessarily the change that we wish. We must understand what we are seeking and direct our consciousness toward the reality that we desire. In a moment of consciousness everything floats for a moment. In this space we can guide our minds to realize that the consciousness we seek exists here and now.

“Energy goes where attention flows. Realize your desires and they will become apparent.”

There is the struggle of doubt. Imagine trying to see the night sky through a brick wall. This is often the experience when we first attempt to connect with new consciousness. In time we may see just one star, but perhaps so faintly that it is easy to dismiss. Doubt can prevent us from ever looking again, however if we continue to look we will eventually realize that there is in fact a brick wall obscuring our vision. With further enquiry we will discover methods to take out bricks, perhaps one by one at first, but eventually many bricks at a time. One day we will gaze unhindered at the full night sky. We will acknowledge that the presence of doubt told no true account of what did indeed lie beyond.

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough you’ll have them.” R. Bach

There is the struggle of pride. The “master’s trap” has always been pride. The more “advanced” we become, the more understanding we gain, the more our ego believes that it is better, “higher” and more worthy of respect and praise. It is a game. The real power of pride comes from knowing that we can bow our heads to the true quest: the quest for realization and self-mastery. The massive trip of false pride gives us the opportunity to find humility, to know that it exists regardless and to be open to learning and growing. In time a glowing and genuine pride is realized, it is one which is honorable to our “highest” self.

“With a beginner’s mind, see things as they are.”

There is the struggle to understanding how to systematically connect with powerful spiritual experiences on a daily basis. Big shifts occur when we have our first powerful spiritual experiences. We often perceive them as dramatic simply because relative to our usual everyday life they are. In time we may wish for our spiritual experience to become the norm, rather than the exception. When we integrate spirit into our everyday life then everyday life becomes spiritual. “Profound” will have different meaning for different people. For some the stillness and silence they receive from simple meditations will be regarded as profound, for others astral projection or meeting their higher self is what is sought. When spirituality becomes truly important in our lives then we will find that not a moment goes by that we do not seek to be aware, observe consciousness and integrate our spiritual practice. We thirst for more and more knowledge, we question, we study and we teach. Then one day we realize that many of the things that we once sought have already happened.

“Before we are seekers mountains are mountains and rivers are rivers. When we seek understanding mountains are no longer mountains and rivers are no longer rivers. When we have understanding then mountains are mountains and rivers and rivers.”

Sharing Wisdom – Creating Positive Karma and Awakening the Inner Master

We are as a planet, and group consciousness moving together toward a goal. Sure there is diversity, fluctuation, deviance and tangent – but as a whole there is a certain frequency that we are all maintaining and moving within together. The destination will be decided by the overall intensity. It has been said that it will only take 1000 people becoming enlightened to pull everyone else into the slip stream. Whether you agree or not the concept is worth reflecting on. Any type of development becomes exponentially more powerful as more people take it on themselves to realize empowerment.

The more people who are living a life of empowerment, purpose and meaning the easier it is for others to join the stream of consciousness. The flow of inspired, resonant energy becomes easier to tap into. New heights are always easier to reach when the base that we stand on is stable. This is achieved by creating strong consciousness.

These exact same principles apply to group consciousness as they do to individual consciousness. Any skills that we would develop become more powerful and easier to develop when we have a strong base conscious to reach from.

Sharing our wisdom by actually living it, talking the talk and walking the walk changes the world. We throw a stone of our essence into the river of life and the ripples spread out, affect others who affect yet others.

If our essence has meaning and purpose then others will feel this resonate deep within them. It will inspire and motivate others who seek this same path. As they grow they will support our own continued growth. As others begin to strengthen, stabilize and support the vibration, then it takes less energy for all of us to support the vibration. We can then use it as a foundation to raise consciousness once again.

All of us have most probably felt the effect of a room full of people resonating to certain energies of purpose. Inspired energy literally fills the room with vital life.

Healers of all sorts are on the planet right now. Their gift comes in many packages and in a variety of shapes. Water to revive and sustain life. Compassion to refresh the spirit. Hands to protect and nurture. Words can break the stone covering a heart with the same intent that a smile can bring remembrance to the soul.

The greatest healing has and always will be self-understanding.

Self-understanding follows the parable of “give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”

Understanding heals because it is the realization of our own true power. Once we see it we realize the truth. That there is nothing to heal, but without realization then we will continue to live in struggle with ourselves.

When wisdom is shared the foundation from which we grow becomes powerful. From this power we gain the opportunity to move higher and broader.

Wisdom is giving of what will benefit and nurture our journey. It is knowledge, it is gratitude, it is words whether hard of soft, it is thoughts, it is interaction – and like all journeys the giving of wisdom must start with where we are and the wisdom we have.

In what way can we now share of what we are abundant? How can we contribute to the journey?

The size and strength of our wisdom is not important, the form of our wisdom is transient. What is essential is that we give of who we are. A child’s laughter can raise the spirits of a household, the knowledge of a student can inspire a teacher – the power of who we are will shine for as long as we continue to be honorable to what is meaningful.

In sharing we affirm our abundance. We affirm our worth and we realize our abilities in supporting a goal that is precious to us. The two become congruent and the path becomes stronger, the way more illuminated. When we do not share then we affirm a lack of abundance. We affirm that we do not have enough knowledge, energy or power – and so we block our own power. We also affirm that the goal is not important enough to us, and so the relationship does not reciprocate.

If you want knowledge then put knowledge out there – let it interact. If you want money then put money out there – let it reciprocate. If you want power then put power out there – let it communicate. If you want enlightenment – then put enlightenment out there – let it be realized. If you want love – then put love out there – let it be felt.

Broadcast your truth in whatever your essence commands. Words, feelings, a smile, a song, thoughts, wealth, creation – expose what is genuine meaning within you and allow it to be seen and heard.

The nature of the relationship formed will be specific to the essence in which we communicate.
Listen for the genuine feeling of that gratitude. Gratitude is the essence of abundance. Come from here. All expression born of pure and true gratitude integrates the realization of abundance into the deepest levels of body and mind.

Abundance goes beyond what we believe we have.

Give one extra smile a day to a stranger – then add a kind word. There will be an instant reciprocation of energy, the ripples of which give the opportunity to understand the essence and levels of kindness. Break a five dollar bill into ones and give five people a dollar each. Observe what you have given and observe what you have received. Are the feelings as you would wish? If not then listen for the genuine frequencies that you desire to give and receive. Wisdom exists here.


The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude is the key to realizing abundance. It is literally the ability to infuse everything that we see, hear, feel, smell and taste with the energy of appreciation. This energy integrates with and through all our gates of perception and through this connection our external world begins to reflect our realization of abundance.

Before going on let’s get one thing straight. Gratitude has nothing to do with guilt. Guilt is guilt. Gratitude is gratitude. The truth of it is simple:

Guilt is feeling like we should be thankful.

Gratitude is feeling thankful.

Gratitude is about appreciation. It’s about actually enjoying and loving the experiences that we are having. The power of gratitude works by bringing power, beauty and greatness to everything that we have now.

Let’s use the example of the body and mind conduit being like a sponge. If we do something out of guilt then it is basically guilt that is filling the sponge. Sure our actions and words may seem all politically correct and “right” but our inner being is not doing it out of gratitude, and so the “sponge” gets filled with the frequency of obligation and guilt.

On the other hand if we begin to listen for the genuine feeling of gratitude and allow our minds and bodies to connect with this feeling, then the “sponge” will be filled with this feeling. In the process each cell of our body will begin to realize a feeling that we appreciate it. This is something that is actually experienced – it is felt and it is an amazing gift to allow yourself to experience.

The frequency of gratitude is powerful because it supports, nurtures and enhances who you are.

When you allow the frequency of gratitude to touch your sight, your ears, your feeling, taste and smell – what you are doing is appreciating yourself. You are thanking yourself for giving you the opportunity to touch, taste, smell, feel, think and hear. You are infusing appreciation through yourself.

Life purpose is deeply meaningful to us and so will always be connected to inspiration, passion and love. These are the feelings that for many of us make life worth living. It is the polar opposite of a life which is lived only to fulfill obligation and avoid guilt and shame. Life purpose and gratitude go hand in hand because every moment that we live our purpose is enjoyed and inspired. As an extension each moment is a moment we are grateful to be able to share and this is illustrated in the expression our essence. Gratitude is not something that needs to be forced. It is something we experience willingly and joyfully. We feel inspired and we genuinely desire to express our gratitude for it.

Gratitude is pure pleasure – it has to be. It comes from really, really appreciating things in life and this will always feel good.

The essence of experiencing gratitude is simple: take time to connect to it. Train the mind to find genuine gratitude regardless of all the other aspects of self that exist. Keep refining the sensitivity of the mind to find deeper levels of genuineness. “Listen” and feel for it at the cellular level of the body and mind.

It really is as simple as that, but it only actually works when we do it.

Life can be heaven or it can be hell – it depends on what we feed into ourselves. Playing the guilt and shame game will always lead to pain. It is an endless circus of running around trying to avoid it, but being caught in the vicious cycle of it. Gratitude is a cycle of reward and healing. As we express gratitude to our mind and body, it reflects gratitude back to us. This relationship with ourselves is one of the most powerful we can know.