Religious Fanaticism vs Aversion

Religious fanaticism and religious aversion are two sides of the same thread of conflict. I’m aware of this because I have experience in playing both sides in this lifetime.

But I have found there is no trace of conflict in the silent space that exists before the mind moves to imagine who God is, and what God wants.

And…I’m positive that this place of eternal peace is available to anyone who is willing to surrender thinking about God to feeling the I Am presence that moves and breathes the physical body.

Feeling is what’s really true…the rest is only a dream. This is ultimate ecstasy. You’re welcome to join me if you like.

In Joy!

Teachings of Jesus

Jesus the Christ gave his whole life to helping others accept the Christ within themselves. For this he was crucified, and still so many of his so called followers continue to crucify his teachings.

Anyone who lives the teachings of the gospel is an immediate threat to the fearful mind. And those who take Jesus as their savior with a fearful mind can only speak the gospel while being a living testament to misery…and in many cases physical violence as well.

But notwithstanding his many wayward followers, I have found that the gospel of Jesus the Christ provides valuable insights to becoming a living testament of God’s love.

There are many other paths that lead to the same result, and they all require one thing…embodiment of the teachings.

What do I mean by embodiment? To take the teachings inside, and work sincerely with the sensations in the body.

This is starkly different from the common way one walks a spiritual path…which is to try to convert other people to their belief systems, while condemning the unbelievers.

Whatever path or paths you choose, you have my blessing and I accept you into the Kingdom of Heaven exactly as you are…even if your path is one of judgment and misery for the time being.

Indeed, I’m aware that you have never left this place of Peace…And if you are not aware of this, it only means you have been led astray by the intrigues of the mind.

Are you ready to return? If so, all you have to do is 1: take in the teachings that resonate with you…2: pay close attention to the sensations in your body…3: see if you can allow yourself, everybody else and all things of this world to be as they are.

Be willing to fail in all three of these areas many times as your mind returns Home. Just be encouraged to keep going. I promise you, the reward is well worth the effort.

With much Aloha!

Freedom of Mind

I’m well aware that all matters of suffering are born out of egocentric self-importance.

But this evil force can have no power over my mind because I’m willing to see and experience it as it is…by turning my attention to its effects as they play out within my body structure.

To me, this is true repentance, as I have found this to be the only effective way to ultimate peace and happiness.

In joy!

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.

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!

Family Relationships

I’ve noticed that the mind tends to underestimate the power of harmonious relationships. It seeks to change the world by corralling others into agreement with its own belief system instead.

Such a caring and innocent attempt to make peace for self and others, but it just doesn’t work that way…

Peace begins with acceptance of self through relationships with others, especially those closest to us. Peace extends outward from our foundational relationships into the living world, without effort.

It’s never the other way around, lest anyone be fooled into thinking they can create peace by reaching beyond the lessons that have been placed directly in front of them.

In appreciation!

Peaceful You Are

The need to stop anyone’s behavior or wait for their behavior to change is based on the false idea that Peace can be created through control and suppression.

Notice where you try to manipulate a Peaceful experience by getting people or things to change, or by believing thoughts that you will be more Peaceful in the future when people or things are different.

That’s it – just notice. Because you are Peace – this noticing exposes the silliness of the endeavor to make Peace or wait for Peace – and this insane tendency resolves on its own.