Anxious Mind

Anxiety happens when you believe thoughts about needing to get something done before you can experience peace/freedom/love.

Even though the relief you feel after accomplishing something is gone just as soon as the mind hooks onto the next thing that needs doing, the mind always contends that a greater sense relief will come after you get more done. This is a programmed mental/emotional pattern ‘designed’ to maintain the sense of separation (fear), and give credence to ego (energy of fear).

You don’t have to buy in to this pattern of pain. You have the right and the responsibility to allow slow, deep breath and enjoy the moment to the best of your ability.

When you notice anxiety rising within you, it may help to remember this: To the extent that you are allowing peace/freedom/love from where you stand HereNow, more of that feeling is being created for your experience; and to the extent you believe that you must accomplish something before you can allow peace/freedom/love – more anxiety is being created for your experience.

There’s nothing else to do. Just noticing and breathing creates an opening for consciousness to transform your perception.

Embracing Doubt

Doubt is a blessing. It presents a question, the acceptance of which leads to a deeper knowing of who ‘I AM’.

The self is totally comprised of thought, thus the one who thinks they are a self lives according to the limitations created by the doubts they hold for their self. In this way, self identified individuals become more doubtful as they accumulate life experience.

A habit of doubt is created and perpetuated by resisting aka judging and repressing doubt, while embracing doubt as it arises leads to its resolution – not because anything was done, but because detached awareness naturally resolves the subconscious foundation of whatever dissonant thought pattern is being observed.

Instead of allowing doubt, the ego may scream that one ‘should’ use faith to replace doubt, but ‘should’ itself is the language of doubt. It’s all God, and ‘should’ says that something about God needs to be ‘fixed’.

Trying to limit doubt by covering it with faith is really repression. In this way, the shadow of doubt expands in the subconscious and projects doubtful experiences thus reinforcing the illusion of separation – which is the source of all dis-ease.

In the moment one remembers ‘who they are’, doubt immediately disappears. However, remembrance cannot occur while doubt is present because the foundation of doubt is belief in separation. Acceptance bridges the gap, and allows remembrance to ‘happen’.

Separation is Illusion

Many people think they need to separate their self from other people.  The paradox is that belief in separation is the underlying cause of all dis-ease. It creates the mind conceived need for protection – and commands the Universe to show them physical ‘evidence’ in order to prove their ‘truth’ that protection is necessary.

The experience of being abused is created and experienced by the one whose beliefs contradict their true desires – the only thing that can hold the self apart from experiencing the joy/peace/love/abundance that is the essence of I AM.
The belief that anything outside of one’s own ignorance could be responsible for their dis-ease makes it true for their self, and their illusion/reality is showing them all the ‘evidence’ that their beliefs are True.

In reality, every person imaginable exists, but one can only experience the people and behavior that resonate with the vibrational offering of their own thought. There is nothing to separate from – it is all an illusion created by the One that is You. Look without judgment into the eyes of the ‘other’, and remember that they are only a reflection of your self.

Who Are "Your People"?

To those who perceive the need to unite only people who are labeled as “Black” descendants of Africa – and to exclude people you identify as being of different colors, races and/or geological roots:

I understand that people have suffered and continue to suffer mistreatment and abuse by people who are ignorant of the reciprocal effects of their action. In fact, a full review of human history will reveal that, in ignorance, people of every color, geological location and culture suffered enslavement and/or other forms of racial abuse at some point in our evolution.

There is nothing “wrong” with feeling the need to unite those who are currently being projected as descendants of African people. In fact, you are focused exactly as you “should” be given what you know about history and how you identify yourself now. Because you continue to repeat the events in history that cause you to feel anger, resentment etc. against people with different racial and/or cultural labels – it’s only “right” that you “should” want to surround yourselves with only “your people” in your efforts to improve your perception of self worth and get ahead in the world.

However, the totality of those currently having a life experience is the leading edge of creation, and in the moment of Now we are always projecting for our individual and shared future by the thoughts we choose to follow.

Specifically, every thought is a prayer for the future that is constantly being created Now, and our emotion guides us as to whether we are asking for anything that we actually want to create.  Thus, if we are following and verbalizing thoughts that evoke feelings of resentment, anger, etc., we are creating more of what we do not like.

From the mind’s delusional thought patterns, the idea that anyone can be oppressed by external forces is born, and we perceive the need to unite and favor people who represent a particular culture, geological area, and especially skin color in order to push back against our “oppressors”.   We are drawn into this mindset because the ego depends on consistent conflict to create a sense of importance for the self image.

To keep conflict and the egoistic sense of victimhood alive, the mind grips to the past and projects future scenarios based on what is already known. In every moment that we believe the mind conceived reality, we are unconscious to the Self that is merely using our human identity as a vehicle to experience and create this time-space reality.

Because we are conditioned to live in the ego, we are largely unaware of our true identity; and from our misidentification, we are only capable of creating more conflict. While certain groups of people tend to have a sense of superiority over another for a time, conflict eventually turns the tide, the villains become victims again, and we continue to play our preprogrammed roles until we transcend the underlying mental patterns that have been commanding our awareness and creating our disturbances.

In reality, we are not the body, the mind or any label (such as African) created through our misidentification with Self. Each individual has total creative power in our own right, but that power can only be realized through awareness that penetrates mind and connects with the deeper self that knows exactly how to create the reality we want to experience.

When we release our attachment to victimhood, we realize there is no one to blame for our experience of life; and when there is no one to blame we can accept total responsibility for that which disturbs us. Acceptance is the key to global transformation because in the moment we realize that our experience is only a reflection of our being, we can forgive ourselves for the pain we have caused ourselves, and thereby dissolve the mental patterns that keep us bound to delusion and dis-ease.

However, as long as we seek to separate ourselves from any of our fellow human beings, we remain bound to what is known, and progress toward unity at the level of heart is unlikely. For instance, in the illusion of separation, we demand legislation and corporate policies that mandate “fair” treatment by other people – as if people can be forced to accept one another.

As for culture, I understand the drive to preserve that which appears to be lost, but culture is not limited to a particular skin color or descendent group. In fact, I have heard of groups who are identified as being predominantly “white” enjoying native African dance – and rediscovering African culture as part of their practice.

Many of us are now being “born” of mixed cultures, and that is fantastic because when we can no longer identify with any single racial or cultural label, we may feel free to practice the culture(s) that sing to our soul – while embracing all others. From this perspective we are preserving history while simultaneously projecting for the peace and unity that is the birthright of all beings.

When we direct the ego to answer only to our real self (despite everything we “know”), we can begin to see and understand our destiny, and create it accordingly. All beings are hereby invited to unite in the experience of complete harmony that is only available through understanding that we are all One.

Joy Equals Success

In the illusion of separation we have developed the idea that we are in competition with each other, and that our success is measured by how well we achieve as compared with one another. In order to determine how we fit in with the world, we contrast things like our own wealth, level of education, status, rank, assets, age, beauty etc. against other people in our experience.

Following this mindset, we feel proud and happy when we perceive ourselves as winning or having gotten the upper hand against another person or group of people; while the perception that we have lost, are losing, or that we are “less than” anyone causes emotional discomfort and even pain. In business transactions, many of us feel gratified if we believe we have received the better end of a bargain – even if that means taking unfair advantage of another person.

Because we have lost sight of our true power, many of us seek to manipulate people or situations as necessary to avoid losing at all costs. But the more we strive to win, the more we create discord between our vibratory offering and the source of all blessings and abundance.

Specifically, while we may create the perception that we are winners because we have gained a material advantage, in this way we also deepen the mental conditioning that our value is dependent on our ability to be more, do more or get more than other people.  This validates our egocentric feeling of separation from everything else, which causes mental tension and fear around the possibility of losing.

Because we expend most of our mental energy on our endeavors to “get ahead”, our vibratory offering serves to disconnect us from the part of Self that is the source of total WellBeing. As we continue from the feeling of separation and fear, we tend to rely mostly upon our basic human will to compete as our life’s radar – which makes our sense of well being dependent on whether we win or lose.

When our feelings are dependent on how things turn out, we create conflict and dis-ease in our bodies and in the world.  The more we do to gain control over people and circumstances, the more illness we create for ourselves through our attachment to outcomes, and for the world by the way we project ourselves into it.

Even if we accumulate massive wealth or achieve the highest esteem amongst our colleagues, we cannot be fulfilled until we have attained Joy that is not dependent on circumstance or accomplishment.

As we seek the emotions of proud/happy/worthy through circumstance, we are only receptive to whatever keeps us alternating between these emotions and their opposites.  But when we seek the Self that is pure Joy, we begin to evolve to a level of awareness that allows our lives to flow more easily, peacefully and Joyfully.

Only our true Self knows what in the world will lead us to the peace of mind that comes from experiencing the Joy within ourselves. Everything we do with our bodies and minds is only for the material exercise through which we can find this treasure, and feeling attached to any of it can only detract from the Joyful experience we were born to create.

By shifting our focus from competition to compassion throughout our daily lives – even in business and interpersonal dealings, we gradually begin to open up to the possibilities that transcend the reasonable mind.  As we expand our receptivity, we can finally experience the Joy of Being – just as we are.

While our perception of peoples’ behavior and circumstance may shake that Joy temporarily, every experience leads to a deeper understanding of Self and to an expanded awareness of the Joy that is our essence.

We are neither winners nor losers, but each of us is the pure energy that creates our experience in this time-space reality. To the extent that we create Joy, we are experiencing truth – and that equals success.