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  Vol. 6    Issue #07


ENLIGHTENMENT COMES WHEN YOU DECIDE TO BE ENLIGHTENED

 

Editor's Note...

Dear Free Spirits,

Recently I had a conversation with a new friend, a Lutheran Minister, now retired. I was in his home inspecting his heating system. I visit almost 2000 homes a year, and I get to talk at length with family members. We were talking about reading the newspaper and watching the news on TV. I explained that I don't do either anymore, and gave it up years ago because of all the negativity that is sensationalized. He remarked that it is a good idea to keep up with world news so that we stay current.

   From my experience over the years I have visited people that consider this world Heaven, and I have also run into people that consider it Hell. These people are living in the same time and space, and yet their perceptions are opposite. If we consider that life is what we make it, then it is understandable that world wide opinion creates the world's circumstances. War is a reality in our present times because that is what we are considering, it is in our thoughts every time we read the newspaper, watch TV and talk to others. I believe that one should be aware of such things, but one does not have to make it part of their life. Even those that are against war, give it life by recognizing it. They are themselves in a war against war. Those that are for peace, live in peace, demonstrate peace, and only think of peace.

   This world is a wonderful place, were, by choice we can experience all things. Although there may be wars waging, beatings, rape, starvation, natural disasters and poverty. There is also new life, compassion expressed in the helping of a friend or stranger, new art, new enlightened books, stories of love, and beautiful music and flowers. When one shifts his focus from the later to the former--that is what his new experience will be. It's not a matter of ignoring what's going on, it's simply a matter of choosing what you wish to experience.

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***Where ever you go this summer, and whatever your activities always be aware of the success of your adventures, and know that you will be safe unless you choose otherwise. Nothing, nothing can stop you, it is always within your power to be healthy in body, mind and spirit!

The Editor


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DON'T TRY TO SAVE THE WORLD

6/25/06

All probabilities exist at the same time, and in the same space. What you wish to experience is just one probability that already exists.

   Life is a buffet of endless choices that is already available to us. Everyday we choose what we want to experience this day. Whether we turn right or left at the end of the driveway is not dictated to use by necessity, responsibility or anything else. It is a conscious choice. The fact that we do have responsibilities only leads us to make certain choices that reflect how we feel about those responsibilities. If we choose to experience them we make a choice at the end of the driveway that says “I’m responsible.” If we do not wish to accept the responsibility that we have created, we simply make a choice that says “I’m not responsible.”

   Our actions represent our thoughts—it is a physical symbol of how we are thinking in the moment. We cannot demonstrate a thought physically that does not demonstrate our true thoughts unless we are insane, and even then there is a thought behind the action.

   The world is perfect the way it is. The circumstances and conditions of the world are our thoughts made manifest. The world is the way it is because that is how we want it to be. If it is not, then it represents our global insanity—our thinking is not working. But the world does not have to be changed—we do! If what we are experiencing is not what we desired or want to experience, then there is something that is not working for us, and it needs to be corrected.

   If we consider ourselves highly evolved persons and we have created a world that we do not wish to experience—there is something wrong with our thinking. We have clearly not demonstrated our superiority or enlightenment as a collective world body.

   There are only three possible exceptions to this—we may indeed be insane, or it was our desire to experience this world as it is now. The other possibility is that we created a situation that has huge benefits and opportunities for growth. It is easy to pollute, but much more difficult to correct the problem. The industrial revolution has done much to expand our technical expertise, but has done little to demonstrate our enlightenment. However the fallout from this growth may be a gift in disguise, and within our ability to turn our circumstances around.

   It may be our subconscious desire to expand even more quickly in order to save ourselves from the damage that we have done. When people have a common goal, i.e., one of survival, they begin to work more effectively together and change comes quickly. Reaction to crisis or disaster brings unity in thought, and the combined thought process brings greater changes faster.

   If humanity sees itself as lost, the global circumstances are reflecting that thought. In order to restore order chaos is created, and the chaos demands more thought energy and unity to bring order once again.

   It is clear that as a race of people we have not really evolved very much spiritually. So at a subconscious level we are now creating circumstances in our environment that are going to give us the opportunity to learn from our mistakes, and bring out in each one of us, a whole new era of thoughtful enlightenment that is life affirming.

   The circumstances of the world, natural—disasters, poverty, cruelty, inequity, and war are not punishments from God or anyone else. They were created by us individually and en masse. They are opportunities for growth, and greater co-operation and spiritual enlightenment. When we rise from our own insanity, and see what is obvious—what we have done—we will be able to change it.

   The world is the way it is, because it is what we wanted to experience at some level of consciousness. We now have another opportunity to change it, if we no longer wish to experience it, in its present condition—if we can accept the responsibility for its condition, then we also have the power to change it. If we pass that responsibility onto others or God, then we will be waiting a very long time for them to change it. The creator does not perform miracles—he gave humanity to ability to do them for itself.

   Miracles are simply thoughts manifested, that do not reflect current conditions. The world does not need a miracle unless we believe that it does. Then, and only then will we have the power to change it. If disasters and wars are the wake-up call for a world that it has gone insane, then we are now in the position to acknowledge it, and alter our thoughts to manifest the world we desire to experience.

   It is not necessary to change the world from what it is. This probability will always exist. It is within each of us to change our thoughts about the world, and how we want to experience it, and manifest the world that we desire into our present reality.

   Leave this world alone—create something new. Put all your efforts and energy into thoughts of a new world that you wish to experience, and you will create it. If it is your desire to experience changing the present world, that is were your energy will go, and that is what you will experience. If you want to experience a “changed” world—focus your attention on that world which already exists as another possibility.

   However you cannot put all your efforts and energy into creating a new world, while you are still holding the same thoughts that created the one that you now experience. That is another demonstration of insanity—change comes when you change your thoughts, and your actions reflect that change. You can’t keep doing the same things expecting different results—it just does not work that way.

   You can not save the world—the world does not need saving. You need to save yourself from yourself.

Namaste
Roy E. Klienwachter


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Editor's Note: This email was sent to me for my eyes only from Andrea. After replying to her email she agreed to allow me to publish it, in hopes that it may help someone.
   Sometimes we look at others that have a more evolved awareness as holy, special, or just different. Even with the awareness that we have we are still grounded in earthly affairs, and are not different than anyone else. The Buddhist saying goes: Before enlightenment comes carrying water and chopping wood, after enlightenment comes carrying water and chopping wood. With higher awareness comes the ability to recognize the cause of our circumstances, and move away from it quickly, knowing that we are the ones that created them--we are not victims.

 

AN EMAIL FROM ANDREA

June 23, 2006

Your page on manifesting just came up in a Google search.  I liked your article and could relate to it on many levels. At this point in my life, I am experiencing what may be called a "desert experience"–an  appearance of lack to which I have responded with a whole slew of negative emotions from intense fear bordering on terror, to where I am now–peaceful anticipation.  The fact is my bank account shows barely enough money to cover this month's expenses, and to which I interpreted as the threat of homelessness.  I often had this thought about being homeless—if and when anything would happen to my mother, because my employment situation always seemed so sporadic and tenuous.
It was the fear that I would be homeless that caused the intense feeling of terror to such degree that caused an emergency trip to see my doctor.  If I didn't get a grip I was creating a "Job experience—what I feared has come upon me." 
 
   Now mind you I have been a student of metaphysics, new thought, ancient wisdom, abundance consciousness and new age material for at least 30 years. Over the course of the years, I have accumulated a whole library of books, audios and videos in physical form.  On top of all the material in fixed form, I have downloaded an entire library of early new thought writers and contemporary authors in PDFs and MP3s from the Internet.  However, I can honestly say I am experiencing an awakening like nothing else for going through this experience. It has brought home the fact that despite all my reading and studying, I have failed to diligently practice the principles.  In fact, in the face of my pronouncements to be committed to creating change in my life, by all indications, up to now, I apparently have allowed a poverty consciousness to dominate my world rather than a full-awareness of affluence, wealth and abundance.  The reason I know this, is by looking at this present experience, and looking at my history.  You see, my dear sweet mother whom I loved with all my heart recently passed away (December 2005).  I pretty much devoted my life to her care and support for at least the last 10 years, and we shared an apartment together.  I might add I was an only child.  I made a conscious decision to be at her beck and call because I loved her so very much.

   My mother was a very special person in that I believe the purpose of her life was to teach us how to love unconditionally.  She had many, many friends, and an extended family of "adopted children."  I can recall from my childhood, several of my friends would say they wished my mother was theirs because she was so easy to talk to. She was like that until the day she died.  I even gave her the nickname, St. Lucille (her first name). In the course of caring for her, I failed to think ahead.  I didn't take care of myself because I failed to build a life for myself.

   Now by all indications, I seem to be unemployable for a permanent job because of my long history as a contract worker in the legal support field. I don't regret making the choice to take care of her (in mind my there really was no other choice), but I should have taken better care of myself along the way.
 
   By the grace of God, I am still here—I will survive this, moreover, I will thrive as never before.  I am now free to live my dreams.  I believe this whole experience is grist for the mill.  There is a writer in me that wants to come out and play.  There is a singer in me that wants to sing and there is a teacher in me that wants to share all these wonderful life changing principles.  I have always run from my dreams especially the one about teaching spiritual principles because I am not an ordained minister and I have really had no formal training in this area.  Also, I have not lived up to them—hence, I always felt I would be perceived as a fraud.

   Recently, it was brought to my attention that one way of increasing one's understanding of these principles is to teach them—with the attitude that we teach what we need to learn.  So, that is my license to teach.  In fact, I heard one of my favorite ministers, Michael Bernard Beckwith of Agape of Los Angeles say, when one has spent a lifetime like I have accumulating spiritual knowledge, and has not practiced or allowed him or herself to be a blessing to someone else, the accumulation can cause "spiritual constipation."  Now I now have an imperative to teach.
  
   So I have received my work order—practice the principles focusing on the laws concerning manifestation with my whole being until I see results with a complete attitude of trust and with the knowledge that I am not trying to make anything happen but simply be a vessel through with I allow the Universe to use me as its container.  In the steps I'm working with, releasing, feeling gratitude is next to the last step in the manifestation process, the final step being taking physical action as I am directed by Spirit or my Highest Self.  

Andrea McNeely


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