Posts Tagged With: Religion and Spirituality

The Revolution of Freedom

human-kind-300x300The world is in a time of revolution: a tipping point of transition from what has been known to what will be seen. People are coming to the understanding that systems on earth which have existed for thousands of years; systems of debt, power, and control, are being replaced by systems of equalizing value for human life, freedom, and opportunity to work together toward a world of peace.

The people are rising to overcome and overpower circumstances and conditioning, protesting corruption and lies. Lies that when believed gave place for the enslavement of humanity’s spirit which is intended to be filled with love for every fellow human being. The new order of the earth is an orderly spirit of freedom where one man does not dictate the actions of another but views each life as something to be treasured and given the freedom for each person to choose their actions of goodwill, celebration, and enjoyment of life with each other.

Love is only known when we allow others to discover love through freedom. For too long we have used “I’m only human” as an excuse to hurt others through ignorance and self-servitude. But only in serving others do we truly serve ourselves. Only in lifting others to the potential of each person’s identity, do we find peace with who we ourselves truly are – as beings made to love one another.

We must not compromise the truth of who we are as found in love for one another. We must not compromise the hope of peace. We must not give place for doubt reducing our vision to mere circumstances which pervade, pervert, and limit what we know this earth to be capable of being and providing. The earth is a place made for life to flourish, for poverty to be eliminated, and for prosperity of all life on earth to be known.

For too long humanity has been enslaved to disease, lacking the very vitals of water, food, and shelter. We must join together, people from all walks, differences, and beliefs, to be united in one belief of love, compassion, and generosity. One belief that human beings should not be forced to suffer like this when solutions are simple and evident. But we need to recognize that the answer dwells within each one of us. The answer for problems in our world dwells within every heart to know the truth of what we are here to do. That we are made to live in harmony with each other and all of life, giving up excess in order that all might have access to the basic needs of life. Giving up our own agendas and taking up the agenda to love our fellow human beings.

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Walking as Meditation

560919_324582447633583_2146583692_nI wish to write a few words on the topic of walking as meditation. Meditation, prayer, or whatever you want to call it, is a practice by which we become settled and at peace. It brings us to the present in that it is by its nature a manifestation of what occurs when we are quiet, still, and simply observe where and who we are.

Meditation is something which occurs naturally. It doesn’t need us to force the issue in order to happen. To intentionally meditate for the purpose of getting something in return, is not true meditation. To explain further we need to distinguish the difference between walking as mediation, and meditating as a means to an end.

As we walk to enjoy our surroundings, slowly observing the trees, people, and other living organisms, the experience brings with it a sense stillness. We didn’t need to look for it or try with all our might to be still, because of course if we’re trying really hard for something, exerting all of our energy for some purpose or pursuit, we aren’t being still. But when we let go of trying to achieve something we thought we didn’t have, we are finally able to see that we’ve always had it awaiting us to see it for ourselves.

As we meditate our thoughts seem to clear. It is not as though our mind becomes emptied, but the confusion of the conscious is put to bed. We come into contact with who we really are beneath the veiled thoughts and symbolic disguises that perpetuate our outward lives. In one sense, meditation brings us to a place where the mask we wear vanishes and we see who we are – who everything is – beneath the mask we call our persona.

Walking is a perfectly natural exercise, and the best way to be alert and aware of our world. There was a time in recent history where all of humanity walked all of the time. Perhaps you may have a grandparent who can still tell stories of walking 8 hours to school in the snow everyday. (Although I suspect some of those stories are at least slightly embellished.) We once walked all the time, anytime we wished to go somewhere. I propose that this is one reason for the increasing epidemic of obesity in societies which now rely so heavily on machine-modes of transportation. We now drive to a gym that is 5 miles from our home so that we can run 5 miles upon a treadmill. Does that make sense to us?

Walking should be done as the heart beats, as the lungs breath, and as the eye sees. You do not have to tell your heart to beat, it does it on its own. In this way, we should not walk for what rewards we might gain; rather, we walk because it is in our nature to need to venture beyond the four walls of our home. When two lovers get into a heated argument it is quite common for one of them to end the hostilities with a proclamation of “I’m going for a walk!” Perhaps if couples fought more often people would walk more as well. Ha ha ha. My point being that we intrinsically know that walking is an activity that naturally brings about a clearing of the mind and stillness to be at peace with who we are.

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The Love Flow

love-the-world-imageAll of life itself is found in the nature of Love. It is the nature of life simply to love.

That which is not Love is not truth. Love that is truly Love cannot be named nor defined in terms of words. Neither can any action itself be defined as an absolute manifestation of Love.

Love motivates our being. Love is who we are. The actions we see are the actions of Love happening. Love is as breathing. As we do not intentionally initiate our breath, so it is with living a life of Love. Being loving is our most natural state.

When we try to love; as though it were not the core of who we are; we are rendered incapable from truly loving another.

Love that is attempted to be given from our own works, not of our being, are superficial. There is no lasting benefit from actions such as these.

The one who understands their nature of Love also understands oneness with God. We see that God is in each one of us as we all in God and one with another. There is no separation between life and God in reality.

If we do not see our oneness with God, our oneness with all of life, we do not see the truth. We do not see reality.

God dances in the forms of life and death. As one dies; one is born into life. If we fear death we also fear life. When we are liberated from fear we embrace death as we embrace life. Death is not the end of our reality and life is not the beginning. They are components to the dance of the eternal reality.

God is reality and we are one with God. Embrace reality and reality will embrace you. Fear is the false reality. So do not fear.

We fear because we cling to that which are reality’s components but not reality itself. It is as though we are loving the attributes of a person without ever knowing who the person truly is.

The path to God is narrow and there are few who see it. But you do see it. It is being illuminated to your vision at this very moment.

The moment of Now is the only reality. To directly engage with this moment is to engage with the path of God.

We flow with our path as a river flows to the ocean. If we fight against the current of the river we may grow weary and exhausted. If we attempt to flow too far ahead we may grow anxious. Indeed; all that we try, is only to our folly. It is much easier to let go of our effort to control our path and allow the river to guide us where it may.

Either way, we cannot change our destination – reality.

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