Showing posts with label Trust. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trust. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

THE POWER OF FEAR- The Biggest Scam On Earth

What If . . . fear is the biggest scam on earth?

From the experience I recalled from Blog #3, I didn’t come away from that charismatic healing service frightened. I came away terrified. I quickly discovered that I was better off telling no one what I had encountered in Massachusetts.
Why? For one thing, when I attempted to explain the experience, I broke down into a blubbering mess. Crying. Shaking. Unable to string a coherent sentence together. I couldn’t get over the fact that I had seen, felt and understood something so much immensely greater than I that my insignificance terrified me. Oh, and let me add that immediately after the experience, I completely forgot the “aha!” moment that had so impressed me while I was in corporeal form. It wasn’t until years later that the information percolated back into my awareness.
Why did I behave this way? Several factors. First, the experience was so very overwhelming it defied reality. Imagine. What would you do if you were to encounter a visitor from another planet for the first time? I’d guess the experience would make you rather jittery to say the least! (Then, imagine trying to tell your family and friends and get them to believe you.) My connection with this Being had a wallop significantly greater than that possibility. 
While exquisitely wonderful, and powerfully frightening, no one could explain--and mostly refused to entertain--what  I had experienced. I approached several priests with whom I had a good rapport and they either dismissed me as another kooky churchwoman, or said they could not explain it.
Second, within months of the experience, I told one woman I worked with while we were commuting into work in Miami. I upset her so much,  she almost pulled the car over and asked me to get out. I still could not recount the experience calmly. My agitation was distressing her. The few times I told people, the reaction was the same. And, I was embarrassing my husband. People thought I was nuts.
So, third, I stopped sharing this amazing experience for fear of folks rejecting me. I clammed up.
In the ensuing years, the event never left my mind. I spent a lot of time contemplating the encounter. My final and freeing conclusion? I had not been in any danger whatsoever when I experienced the connection to that Being. If indeed, it was the Holy Spirit . . . or God, and no, folks, I cannot say it was my Third Eye. My third eye may have opened to receive this being, but who/what I encountered was entirely separate from me. What I never lost sight of was that I was in the presence of an immense Power which communicated with me in my own language. 
What terrified me was that this Being was so capable of extinguishing me merely by its Presence alone, that I felt I had been in danger. Yet, He was so kind, loving, gentle and contained in his Dynamics, that He was as peaceful and glorious as a sunrise.

This entity of explosive, bridled energy so full of power and brilliance while completely and totally emotionally charged with Joy, Kindness, and—God Bless Him—Innocence, couldn’t even conceive of doing harm to me, anyone or anything else. The dichotomy of such overwhelming power coupled with the ignorance of cruelty confounded my senses.
The Being I encountered did not have to make Himself known to me, but chose to because He heard my fear and wanted to put me at ease. He did so by showing me His Universe, like an excited child showing a new kid on the block where his favorite playground was. Only this Being was mature, soft spoken and intelligent beyond comprehension.
Once again, I don't intend to go religious here, I am simply using my life experience to explain what occurred. So, the first revelation after the experience was this: I understood the true meaning behind the religious words, "Fear the Lord for He is Great." This message was never meant to be punitive as in, Fear God or he will punish you. Absolutely NOT. Fear the Lord for He is Great means that if you were to meet God one-on-one, you would understand that we as humans, perfect and beautiful as we are, are so very insignificant in structure and understanding in comparison to His Existence that we could be destroyed simply by proximity. Like standing on Ground Zero when an atom bomb detonates. 
Only difference?
There was not one destructive, unkind or unloving atom in the structure of the Being I encountered. I came away realizing that we, as a species, are incorrect in how we perceive our reality. For Him, Fear and negativity simply do NOT exist.

What if . . .we were created from some manifestation of this Being? What if. . .we are a part of this Being? If this Being has no fear, then why should we? If this Being has so much power that it exists as an energetic dynamo, why can’t we? What if this is why we were born? To discover this very truth about ourselves and join the party!
Coming to this conclusion, I saw the root in the frustration that religion’s strict rules cause for people whose passion to spread the Truth is their vocation. There is only one Rule: Love. That word has been bantered around so much that it seems to me that a whole bunch of puny, useless rules were made to sound more important than the significance of Love. Not Honor. Not Duty. Not Obedience. But LOVE. I mean, eat fish on Fridays or sin? Don’t mix meat with dairy or sin? These rules travel back into history as a social means to either keep an economy moving or keep people healthy. They served a purpose, but in no way represent the Truth.
They say: Rules keep people safe. Rules make guidelines by which people know how to behave.
What if . . . we operated from a place of love? We would always know how to behave. Now, understand that rules are different from operating instructions. Operating instructions, whether for a machine, or how to navigate a highway, construct a device or to perform surgery are step-by-step instructions. These are necessary and important guidelines to achieve a result. Rules, however, are governed from fear. If this rule is made than this person (group of persons) will feel safe. Feel free to make your rules. Those who agree can join.  Sadly, those who don’t will become separate from you--and in worse case, the enemy.
So the vicious circle turns once more.
After my ethereal experience, all those religious rules I was told to believe though I could not understand the logic behind them? Horse pokey. And, many of those rules? Fear based.  I believe science and metaphysics explains everything that is in Creation--that we can understand so far. Where logic leaves off, Spirit picks up. God is Logical. He is Spiritual. He is Emotional. He is Physical. He is Invisible. He Is. Just like us. Only, He is unbridled. We have stifled ourselves with Fear.
So many of us have lost sight of this fact from the mere act of living the lives we were taught. We may accept the fact that we have a soul, or not, but . . . what if? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that this invisible tool within us exists for our wellbeing, love, education and enjoyment now
 I believe our souls are our link to our perfection. They speak to us, sooth use. Guide us. We simply do not think with our souls enough. Our Ego dominates most of our actions and our Ego is fear based. Precious as the Ego is for showing our uniqueness, it restricts us from tapping into our soul to understand our connection to each other, the earth, the universe. Our Intellect serves to monitor both sides, leveling the playing field of our lives to an equal tenor, but the Ego bullies our other senses to keep us separate. Generating fear. If we were to eliminate fear from our existence (Again, not talking about ignoring safety, like hands in fire or walking off a cliff. That’s common sense preserving our lives.) the Ego would have to quiet down and become a team player with the rest of our physical, spiritual and emotional selves.

Then, we would be functioning on all cylinders! The scam would be over. Fear would be G.O.N.E.
Okay, I may have upset you by now, or have you nodding your head in agreement. Whichever, I hope you are reacting. Because reacting breeds thought and thought demands investigation and investigation leads to searching and honest inquiry will lead to the Truth.
The Truth should leave you feeling wonderful inside. That which is not Truth leaves you uncertain, maybe even physically uncomfortable. Trust your instincts. Trust your body. Every inch of you--mind, body and spirit are your learning tools. The search for Truth is an adventure. Truth cannot be found when fear is an agent. Pieces to the puzzle will be overlooked.
I may have challenged a structure or a set of rules by which you’ve built your world in order to feel emotionally safe. Emotional safety is a product of fear. If fear did not exist, neither would emotional safety because there would be no danger from another being from which we should feel the need for protection.
Fear is a powerful tool used by media, politicians, parents (albeit unknowingly most times), heck, all of us at one point or another to gain adherence. Fear is the root of that ugly, age-old word, evil. And in the English language, the word evil means anything morally wrong or bad, causing injury or harm. Now, take the word evil and spell it backwards. What do you get? LIVE!

I rest my case.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Blog #2 What if . . . The Truth Is The Truth?

What If . . . I were to tell you a lie and you believed me? Would it matter? In the long run? No. Because the Truth is the Truth and the Truth always surfaces. 

Would telling a lie destroy my credibility with you? Absolutely. I cannot imagine a single reason why I would enjoy destroying your confidence in me, so I simply would not lie. But, what if I told you a lie thinking it was the Truth? No worries there because, once again, the Truth would eventually find its way to light. If I were willing to accept the error and you were willing to forgive, then the Truth would set us free to enjoy each other once more.

One of the greatest foundations between all creatures is trust. We as sentient human beings extending trust outward into the world, one person at a time, would create a ribbon of good will that can extend around the globe for everyone’s best interests, no?

Well, how can we establish that level of trust? How do we ensure that we could trust strangers with all the hype and misinformation that bombards us daily?

Well, until everyone gets to this understanding, unquestioned trust may take some time. Trust has to come from within—and in today’s day and age, it may take some practice. Where to begin?

Permit me to make a leap here: Begin by trusting yourself.

We all can say we have experienced an unusual event that we would call strange, bizarre or just not possible. Instead of blowing off the experience as stupid, or impossible, what if you were to accept that odd occurrence as a possibility? What if what you experienced really did happen and you accepted it as true with the consideration that although the event seemed odd, unusual or impossible, you simply did not yet understand the truth behind the event?

Isn’t that more freeing than thinking you may be wrong? Or stupid? Or . . . crazy?

Say, you’re thinking about someone. The phone rings and it’s him or her on the phone. Coincidence? Maybe. Or better yet, a telepathic connection? Would you be willing to trust your internal sensors or instinct that someone was thinking of you—or vice versa—and you connected?

This is a small example, but I hope you get my drift. Freedom to achieve your dreams and fulfill the reason(s)you were born begins with trusting all your senses. Your instincts.

I suggest you think of a moment when something happened you couldn’t explain, but for the life of you, you’d like to believe it was true. I suggest, what if your experience was true?

I’ll trust you enough to tell you one of mine (because they happen all the time!) if you trust me enough to tell me one yours. I’ll go first in the next blog if you’ll promise to share as well. You can start now or wait until the next post. Are you interested in talking more?