Lessons

There are no longer any lessons for me. Lessons are for those who want to learn how to get what they want/need out of life – whether that’s material goods, money, better relationships, a more peaceful world, or just to feel better.

I have no wants. Needs are a part of life, but there’s no question about whether they are being met.

I’m just open to whatever is coming, as I’m aware that each moment is an opportunity to unravel habit patterns in the mind and thereby bring blessings to my people.

Aloha!

Enlightenment

Lately people have been asking me whether I’ve reached full enlightenment or ultimate Nirvana…

Here’s what I have to say about that: At this point, I don’t mind what happens, but habit patterns are still playing themselves out. It seems like most of my habitual reactivity to circumstance has been burned up, and where there is reactivity, I am able to remain mostly detached and bear witness to their unraveling.

My whole being feels as if it’s on fire…a very welcome fire. I feel very grateful and patient, as I don’t mind if I experience this fire for eternity, and I also don’t mind if I experience regression, as I’m aware that it’s all necessary and perfect.

Much Love!

Vanity

I’ve discovered that vanity has nothing to do with admiring my reflection, posing for photos, or adorning my body with lovely things.

For me, vanity is believing that other people should be more like me, as if there’s something wrong with the way they are.

When this energy arises in me (and it comes up often), I focus my mind on the sensations that are occurring in my body temple,,,because only here can I observe how I am immediately punished by permitting vain thought patterns to propagate in my mind.

Once I experience the effects of vanity, it dissipates, and I can allow people to have whatever experience they choose, without my interference.

What a blessing it is to know that everyone is exactly as they should be and that everything is transpiring in perfect order. This is true freedom.

Much appreciation!

Leaving Misery

The miserable may keep their misery – If that’s what they choose, I don’t mind.

But I will not be convinced to join in their misery…because I’m aware that the peaceful presence abiding within me is the living Christ…and I will not permit my mind to place any gods before Him.

Allowing Peace

My heart goes out to all of those who instead of loving their neighbors as themselves, cannot help but judge their neighbors in an attempt to avoid feeling the judgment they have made for themselves.

This can only multiply the force of evil spirits in the mind, and thus plant the seeds of more and more suffering.

It’s so simple to allow Peace in the moment judgment raises it’s sinful voice. But most humans have not yet learned how to make that shift of perspective.

This is only because most humans are still operating under the belief that their own concepts are God’s voice, while denying the messages coming through the body that God created as a home for those concepts.

I can help with this. I am designing a weeklong retreat to share with people how to hear and live according to God’s guidance, and to follow His voice to ultimate freedom.

The retreat is scheduled for October 2nd – 9th at Kalani Honua Retreat Center here on Big Island.

Prices start at only $1,395, and this includes 3 great meals daily, lodging and all retreat activities.

Please message me for details, or visit www.awakening-retreat.com

Blessings!

Mistakes

I never make mistakes, and neither does anyone else. Everything we do effectively teaches the child mind the consequences of its own habits of thought.

Let there be only love and compassion for all beings. Amen!

Fear is Dangerous

I don’t mind death. Every body that is born will also pass away.

But I will not tolerate being hypnotized by fear because every time I succumb to such hypnosis, misery is multiplied for myself and for my people.

What do I mean by not tolerating fear? It means that when fear arises, I turn as much of my attention as possible to my physical structure so that I can experience what’s being sensed by the unconscious mind.

In this way, my energy of attention cannot be used to defile myself and my world by propagating fear… and the root of fear naturally gets burned up through my conscious awareness of its sensation.

In addition, I remain open to whatever is coming because I’m aware that I can respond instead of habitually react even when faced with fearful circumstances. As such, I don’t pray for protection or for good things to be given to me…as to me that’s just fear of being available for whatever experience arises.

For example, when a recent hurricane came to the place where I live, I was aware that my body could pass away, especially when I heard trees cracking and falling and received news that a nearby power plant was “uncontrollably releasing toxic hydrogen sulfide”.

Immediately upon hearing the news, I directed my attention to my physical sensations and breathing while witnessing fear, and my mind came to accept physical death as a possibility. Every time fear arose in me, I approached it in the same way.

I was able to respond to my children’s concerns and to the concerns of friends who were worried about our safety without going into a pattern of fear with them. I considered evacuating, but it was obvious without leaving our home that we wouldn’t make it out because of fallen trees.

I noticed that the winds were blowing strongly in the direction of the power plant, and I trusted that our bodies would be kept safe by the wind if that was meant to be. Moreover, I also trusted that our bodies would fall ill or even die if that was meant to be.

Instead of being scared of death, my child mind was able to enjoy the events as they unfolded…because no matter what happened I was there and it was clear that not even physical death could disturb the peaceful presence that I am.

(Incidentally, nobody in my home had any symptoms of poisoning, our home and gardens are in great shape, and all of us are enjoying vibrant health to date.)

Aloha!!

Female Expectations

My body is female, but I am neither male nor female.

I’m fully aware of this and so I don’t get lost in taking this temporary role as a woman personal.

In this way, I’m never bothered by people’s expectations about how a woman, wife or mother ought to be. I’m just free to live exactly as I am.

Blessings!

The Way to Peace

wisdom, retreat, peace, enlightenment“For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.” ~ Jesus, the Christ

Everyone can be one who “has”, and I know the way because I’ve lived it. If you are ready to receive this wisdom, come retreat with me for a week…it’s not only a blissful and rejuvenating experience in and of itself, but those who show up with an open heart will realize expanded peace and happiness…plus they’ll discover the way to keep expanding peace and happiness over time until they are fully liberated from all misery.

I’ve never been clearer about the path to total enlightenment, and my whole being is ready to share with you. If this resonates, please go to www.awakening-retreat.com to reserve you spot, or contact me directly at hope@thewaytotheway.com.

Aloha!

Creation Happens

For about 5 years I took the idea that “I create my own reality” literally. This was good for me at the time because I had experienced such extreme spiritual abuse as a child that I wanted nothing to do with spirituality until I thought it would help me get what I wanted out of life.

Now that I’ve had my own experience of what’s true though, I see that believing in such a fantasy was causing conflict, especially in my interpersonal relationships. It’s not that the idea is totally false, it’s just that the ego turns the idea of people creating their own realities into a game of learning how to get what is personally wanted.

In my experience, whenever something “good” happened I would try to figure out how to recreate it and whenever something “bad” happened I would try to see how I created it so that I wouldn’t have to create it again. But what was really occurring was attachment to a sensation that felt good and resistance to a sensation that felt bad.

Whenever I played this game the ego would gain strength, until even the good sensations were met with anxiety because I wanted them to stay and not turn into bad feelings and lessons again.

But now that I have seen for myself what is true, life is not personal for me. Whether a good or bad sensation arises, I either remain centered or return to center after being briefly taken back into the dream of being a separate self.

In this, I’ve found that there is really no attachment or resistance to people, circumstances or external objects. Attachment and resistance is a mental reaction to “good” and “bad” sensations, and the external world is only a reflection of those reactions.

If I am reactive to sensations, I create misery for myself and the people who are close to me. But when I recognize that life is not even personal and ride every wave of sensation with gratitude, peace and happiness is increased exponentially for me and my relations.

In this way I create my own reality, not in the literal sense as if everything that happens in my perception was somehow designed by my personal self. Because this understanding has permeated my mind, I hope for nothing, I want nothing, I resist nothing, I hate nothing, and I’m exempt from being relieved or disappointed by circumstances.

I simply allow life to happen as it does and I experience every sensation exactly as it is. This is Heaven, but most people will not join me here because attachment to their personal self has them mesmerized in the belief that they are the subject and the world is full of objects that can either make them happy or unhappy.

I understand the burden of carrying around this heavy belief system, and I’m here to help people see their way through it when they’re willing to give their selves up. But in the meantime, there is only compassion for the misery that people who operate under the idea that “I create my own reality” make for themselves.

I am neither affected by them, nor do I have any desire to make them realize true peace and happiness.

With love and appreciation!