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What is love? There are many schools of thought and I must say, being based in perception, ‘love’ is highly misunderstood.
Love is an experience. It’s an energy utilized for the highest good. It has nothing to do with a person, place or thing; it’s a feeling, a gift of light, and when we allow it to consume us, it raises our vibration and enhance our lives. On the other hand, if we permit our observations and judgments to overshadow the love we feel for someone else, or ourselves for that matter, we’re no longer fully experiencing love.
Allowing love is challenging. Love is not. Love shows up and inspires us and often times, as soon as something happens we deem unacceptable or less than favorable, we stop dead in our tracks and dismiss the person, place or thing. However, for the courageous, love is something they cling too because they’ve felt the fire and caught a glimpse of the possibilities. Unfortunately, many people believe love is difficult and jump from person to person and circumstance to circumstance because it’s easier to start anew rather than explore the depths of their being. You see, that is what love does. It opens the heart and doors to our core. It causes us to face the shadows in order to embrace the light; yet, so many people are afraid to really look at the dark and will write it off as being the wrong person, place or thing.
I’m here to tell you, there is no such thing as right or wrong; we are simply introduced to experiences that offer beautifully complex opportunities to embrace ourselves in our entirety.
Society tells us there is someone for everyone; that each one of us has a soul mate and so on. What if this was someone’s way of justifying their own pursuit of love? What if anyone is that person, we’re just consumers of the belief that there is only one and choose to pursue that perfect person; yet, when perfection is NEVER found, we adopt the philosophy we’re destined to ‘do’ life alone and settle until we can’t take ‘it’ any longer or that person does show up. It’s no wonder so many people walk around feeling lost and confused. The perfection, as we define it, doesn’t lie in a person, place or thing, it lies in the opportunity to allow love to surround and support us; to break us down and reveal the things we’ve been avoiding and embrace them as a part of us with someone else watching and showering us with the trust, patience and compassion. The biggest problem I see is when one or both people are sold on the concept of finding the right one and feeling discouraged when breakdowns occur.
Breakdowns are opportunities to shift, grow, nurture and persevere! It’s what inspires all forms of art, and the reason I’m writing this article. I’m committed to and believe in the power of love. Is it beautiful and perfect? That depends on your definition and whether or not you’re willing to expand your thinking to embrace the beauty of the shadow and see the perfection in the imperfections.
Love is God’s gift to each of us. It’s a Divine flash light, of sorts, to explore the depths of our individual Universe’s. To reject or resist love is to reject or resist the Divine. To turn away from the light is to buy into one more context: stay away from the light … sound familiar? Oddly enough, we’re actually pursuing the light in our soul, so why on earth do we shy away from the light of another? We are light beings, and allowing the light of another to fuel our fire is God’s greatest gift to be all that we can be. Our shadows are weaknesses that are complimented by the love and strength of another, not something to run from or hide. Allowing another to see this side of us and be the strength we deserve is the greatest sign of gratitude we can give to our self, the other person and most importantly the One ~ the Divine!
- Life Experiences – Choice – Karma – Unconditional Love – Part 5 (mediumsworld.wordpress.com)
The Ultimate Cause of Everything: Connect with Your Ultimate Self
When looking at causation, we need to ask: What causes things? What is the ultimate cause of everything? By taking a look at the universe we can see that everything is interlinked at such a level that we can’t help but wonder if anything really can happen. We need to understand that it’s up to the universe to make things happen. The entire universe needs to conspire to cause them to happen.
There’s this wonderful saying that I like: “When I pull a blade of grass, the entire universe shakes.” Scientists and philosophers around the world will agree with and validate the fact that things are interconnected. Everything is interlinked even at microscopic level. But all this causality and interlinking occurs in space and time. When it comes to enlightenment, what we’re talking about is that which is before, beyond and transcends space and time. In this realm, this realm beyond description, there is no causality. Everything and the world just is, because it is. There is no cause and everything has no cause.
Often I compare this analogy to water or the vast ocean. The ocean can take various shapes. It can transform itself into ice cubes that are magnificent, beautiful universes shaped out of ice. Or, it can transform into steam, becoming beautiful, wonderful heavens and hells created out of steam. But ultimately, everything that is created comes out of an ocean. It is a vast, infinite ocean that always was and always will be. Our minds, on the other hand, are part of the space-time continuum. Concepts and theories lie because they seek causation but they’re part of a change. That which is permanent, however, does not change. The ocean which we are is, always has been and always will be.
The universe that we live in now isn’t caused; it just is. All there exists is this vast ocean of consciousness that’s ultimately all it can be. We perceive change and differences because of space and time. But the ultimate reality of who or what we are is this vast ocean of awareness, universes, gods, religion, that are all created out of this oneness. It is this non-dual, non-causal, ultimate reality of who we are.
When we relax we let the mind be still. We connect with that ultimate, true self of who we are by quieting the mind. By just being, there is a connection and we awaken to who we are. It is called enlightenment but it is an awakening to our true self. It is waking up to our ocean, our infinite, everlasting state that is beyond concepts and is who we are.
This is where causality ceases and we just be. When we let go of all our concepts – life, death, self, non-self – and we just be, we enter the ultimate reality: that which always is, and always has been. We awaken to enlightenment. When our minds are still, absolutely still, we wake up to who we are and what we find is that we are no more. What we are is infinite. The small “I” exists no more. Again, it’s like the ice cube melting and realizing “Ah! I’m not an ice cube, I’m an ocean. I always have been and I always will be. I’ve never really ultimately been an ice cube. I’m the ultimate, true, infinite self. Wow!”
The problem is that we often get caught into thinking “Ah! I’m an ice cube. The universe is an ice cube. It’s real. It’s tangible.” But guess what? It will melt away. Someday everything will be gone except for that which always has been and always will be. Be that. You and I are that.
When we wake up to this true, infinite self of who we are, then we relax and are at peace. All is well because we realize that we don’t have to fear anything or desire anything. Everything is and we are that.
Be that and stop identifying with every label you give; there is no more “I” in this state. There just is, without causation.
Dr. Robert Puff – About the Author:
Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author, international speaker, and meditation expert who has been counseling individuals, families, nonprofits, and businesses for over twenty years. A contributing writer to Psychology Today, he has authored numerous books and creates a weekly podcast on spiritual enlightenment, http://www.EnlightenmentPodcast.com If you are interested in having Dr. Puff speak to your organization or company, you can learn more about his speaking services at http://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com
- Life Experiences – Choice – Karma – Unconditional Love – Part 5 (mediumsworld.wordpress.com)
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The ultimate goal of the soul is to seek, to experience, and to understand the marvelous wonder of existence. Enlightenment is achieved when one finds perfection and unconditional love in all experiences. This progresses through eons of time, with each lifetime gaining, unfolding, and developing new awareness every experience of every lifetime adds to the whole of the soul. You are forever expanding and accumulating information consciously and unconsciously. Although our physical being does not, the soul remembers in perfect detail every experience ever had; every thought ever thought; every word, feeling, smell, scene, and taste ever known. It all is categorized and remembered. This creates a particular energy: The energy of you.
There is a cause and effect inherent in everything, including thoughts. The soul not only seeks experience, it also seeks itself. The soul is the divinity of God and unconditional love incarnate. The secret of life is not in pointing fingers at everybody else and judging their behaviors or beliefs, but in looking closely at self and noticing what choices you make for yourself and where those choices take you. Are they based in fear or love? Are they for your highest good? Are you adding positively or negatively to life as a whole, including all life on the planet? This, my friend, is a full time job. Do not worry about what you have done; stay focused on what you are doing. Karma is balanced through love. Love is the most powerful and greatest energy of the universe, and it will positively affect even the most adverse situations. It is the ultimate healer. It is God. It can be used to heal and balance any situation in the universe.
The universe is based on and created from love. Anything not of love will create an imbalance, and the universe will strive to put this energy into balance. This balancing is not about punishment and reward, but it is about natural consequences. Striking out at others, grievances, unforgiveness, hatred, violence, anger, fear, and jealousy all have an energy to them, and there will be a reaction if this is the energy you choose to display. This energy is real and will affect you even if your attitudes remain as thoughts only. You will feel the effects of your negative attitudes and actions because they will become enormous obstacles to the growth of your soul. Make note that I am not saying these attitudes are wrong, but that they do constitute an extremely dense energy that will inhibit your own enlightenment. Remember, to seek enlightenment is to seek love.
The enlightenment of the soul is based in love and walking the spiritual path from the heart. Being aware and conscious means making deliberate choices to exhibit love, no matter what situation or life condition you find yourself in. This change always involves personal work and commitment to the process of change. It can be complex, and you may feel like you are beating your head against a wall. Truly, the soul is complex, vast, immortal, interconnected, and multifaceted. This makes healing and change also complex and vast. However, when you are working with love as a tool, you are using the most powerful force in the universe, and the results can be miraculous.
I have personally found that when I feel blocked in my own growth, it is often wise to seek someone who works with energy and is not invested in my personal issues. This helps achieve clarity. Spiritual growth can often be facilitated by someone who works with energy and the healing of the soul. In some situations, our obstacles might stem from soul loss that occurred earlier in life or from circumstances of another lifetime and are not present in our conscious mind. The spirits have taught me that the care of the soul is the first concern, and that the soul is a composite of all that you have ever experienced in all lifetimes. This complexity of the soul creates multilevels of healing and makes growth possible.
Jan Engels Smith – About the Author:
Jan Engels-Smith promotes self-healing, empowerment, better communities, a healthy world and conducts workshops in shamanism & journeying. Her book, Becoming Yourself is at http://www.LightSong.net . Jan’s a Licensed Counselor. She’s done over 2,000 soul retrievals. She is the founder of LightSong School of Shamanic Studies, a Chemical Dependency Specialist, and Marriage Therapist. She is a water-pourer for sweat lodge, a minister, a Reiki Master.
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Recently, there has been a lot of hype about the Law of Attraction. People are writing about it as though it is something new, however this is not the case. The Law of Attraction and all other universal laws have existed since the beginning of time. The creation of all that is, our entire existence, is governed by subtle laws that exist in the universe. We cannotsee them however we know that they are present. For example, we know that “what goes up must come down.” This is a universal law. We also know that when we work with them, our thoughts and actions are aligned with divine flow and ease, and when we work against them, we create struggle and dis-ease. Thus, it only makes sense to familiarize ourselves with some of these laws when we are wanting to attract new people, places, things, and experiences into our lives. When we understand the innate nature of these laws, we become better at manifesting in our lives.
Successful manifestation occurs when these laws are present in our lives, so understanding and working with these laws is the first step. Ultimately, successful manifestation of anything is dependent upon: making a conscious choice of what we want; ensuring that we are wishing for what we truly want; seeing, speaking, and write our manifestations; giving thanksas though it has already happened; and, letting go and letting God, knowing that the universe will always bring us what is most appropriate and in our highest good and growth. existed since the beginning of time. The creation of all that is, our entire existence, is governed by subtle laws that exist in the universe. We cannot see them however we know that they are present. For example, we know that “what goes up must come down.” This is a universal law. We also know that when we work with them, our thoughts and actions are aligned with divine flow and ease, and when we work against them, we create struggle and dis-ease. Thus, it only makes sense to familiarize ourselves with some of these laws when we are wanting to attract new people, places, things, and experiences into our lives. When we understand the innate nature of these laws, we become better at manifesting in our lives.
Here are 10 of the universal laws that you need to know to successfully manifest what you want in your life:
The Law of Abundance
When we create images of abundance in our lives, we attract this energy into our reality. Abundance does not only apply to money. We also l long for an abundance of love, relationships, peace, harmony, opportunities, faith, success and much more. Where are you longing for more abundance in your life?
The Law of Action
God works with us, not for us! We can be extremely gifted, talented, compassionate, deserving and so on, yet only action will materialize our wishes. Being a passive participant in our lives allows us to watch our life like a movie, whereas being an active participant allows us to star in the leading role. Which role do you choose?
The Law of Divine Flow
Living in the moment, maintaining a state of love, being grateful, and serving others aligns us to the law of divine flow. In turn, we are more connected to ourselves, to others, to the universe, and to God. This deep sense of connection allows for more peace, love, grace, compassion, and synchronicity which is divine flow. How can you create more flow in your life?
The Law of Economy
This law governs energy (matter) and energy always follows the line of least resistance. When we try to make things happen that are not in our highest good or the highest good of all, those actions are met with resistance (the Law of Economy). Spending energy trying to overcome resistance and universal laws as we attempt to manifest is wasted energy that could be spent where there is flow and receptivity. The more energy we save, the more we have to spend on things that truly matter. Where do you need to shift the focus of your energy?
The Law of Expectation
Energy always follows our thoughts. When we expect bad things, bad things will happen. When we expect and believe in good things, good things will happen. Therefore, our thoughts always shape our experiences and expectations. What thought patterns do you need to shift?
The Law of Good Will
When we manage the energy of our thoughts and actions, and create good thoughts and wishes for ourselves and others, we automatically create the energy of good will. The energy of good will, when understood by many, creates a collective consciousness of good will and has the ability to transmute the “ill will” of others. The more we strive to be in a state of good will and in alignment with this law, the more we will attract good will into our energy fields, which can cultivate the power manifestation and abundance in our lives. How are you practicing good will in your life?
The Law of Grace
When we create good karma for ourselves, and focus outside of ourselves for the healing of others and Mother Earth, we implement the Law of Grace. This means that we might receive more than we have worked for or seemingly deserve allowing us to manifest even more of what we want in our lives. How can you live a more graceful life?
The Law of Intention
Energy always follows intent. When we perform an act of kindness and our intention is to be recognized for our goodness, or we have a hidden agenda, we will not be rewarded through the universal Law of Grace. Intention and effort must be aligned in order to successfully manifest. When we intend to generate more money in our lives, and we reduce our spending on non-essentials and become more responsible with our money, we create more money. More importantly, when we demonstrate that we can handle more, the universe gives us more. This is the Law of Intention. How can you improve the intentions that you are setting in your life?
The Law of Manifestation
When we think, visualize, and speak what we wish to manifest, as though it is already happening in our lives, we activate this law. Our manifestations need to be positively focused, emphasizing what we want to create, rather than what we do not want to create. What do you wish to create in your life today?
The Law of Patience
Patience allows us to learn to more about ourselves, our values, and to practice faith and surrender to the universe. Through patience we learn to allow for divine timing and trust that everything that we hope to manifest is occurring in its own divine order. Following this law allows for successful manifestation. Where do you need more patience in your life?
The Law of Three Requests
When we repeat what we are requesting of the universe three times, it activates the universal power of three and brings a stronger energy to what we intend to manifest. Often this accelerates this speed in which we attract what we have been requesting. How can you incorporate this law in your manifestation techniques?
Jennifer Longmore – About the Author:
Jennifer Longmore, Soul Journeys® Empowerment and Enlightenment Coach, is a leading expert on soul acceleration through the Akashic Records. She is an international healer, speaker, guest expert, contributing writer and founder of the Soul Journeys® School for Spiritual Studies. For more than 15 years, she has awakened thousands of clients, just like you, to their soul purpose, through high-level private sessions, group coaching programs and certification classes so that they can live their most joyous path and create an spiritually and financially abundant and joyous path.
Ready to breakthrough to the next level of your soul’s journey? Visit http://www.souljourneys.ca and receive your Soul Acceleration System today!
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