Wednesday, 7 July 2010
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A House Divided
A Squeaky Clean Video
Acceptance - Revisited
Any Time, Any Place and Everywhere
Back in the Real World
Below the Belt
Botox and Fillers
Calling All Superbeings
Cause or Causeless?
Chance Meeting - 2
Choosing Sides While Being on All Sides
Come Give Me a Hug!
Daddy's Little Girl
Does God Require a Visa?
Downward or Upward Spiral - Revisited
Eat As Much As You Like
ETs are Already Here
Fancy a Cookie?
Feeling Hot, Feeling Cold
Glowing in the Dark
Harmless Fun - Revisited
How to Deal with Noisy Flatmates and Neighbours
How to Influence People
I Like an Easy Life, Me
I Never Walk Alone - Revisited
If You are Happy, I am Happy!
In the Belly of the One
In Your Dreams!
It All Happened a Moment Ago
It's All Good!
It's No Biggie!
It's Only a Game - Revisited
Joining with ET
Joke of the Day
Just Like a Dog
Life is Easy, Fun and Full of Wonder
Life is Magical
Listening to My Feelings
Little Helper, Not!
Living in an Art Exhibition
Living in the Moment is Winning One Match at a Time
Looking Good, Feeling Good!
Looking Out for the Good
Love Comfort Zones
Love Does It Again!
Love is Everywhere
Love is in the Air
Love Never Gives Up!
Meeting the Need
More About Needs
More About the Power of Love
My Spirit Guide
No Need to Fret Over Nothing
Nothing Can Separate Me from Love - Revisited
Only Love Has Any Reality
Pollution - What's that Then?
Problems are Solutions in Disguise
Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day - 2
Quote of the Day - 3
Quote of the Day - 4
Quote of the Day - 5
Quote of the Day - 6
Quote of the Day - 7
Quote of the Day - 8
Quote of the Day - 9
Quote of the Day - 10
Raining Down Blessings
Reality Depends on Me
Resurrecting the Dead
See What I Mean?
Separated at Birth
Separated at Birth - Part 2
Separated at Birth - Part 3
Song of the Day - 1
Song of the Day - 2
Song of the Day - 3
Song of the Day - 4
Song of the Day - 5
Song of the Day - 6
Song of the Day - 7
Song of the Day - 8
Song of the Day - 9
Song of the Day - 10
Song of the Day - 11
Song of the Day - 12
Song of the Day - 13
Song of the Day - 14
Song of the Day - 15
Song of the Day - 16
Song of the Day - 17
Song of the Day - 18
Song of the Day - 19
Song of the Day - 20
Song of the Day - 21
Song of the Day - 22
Song of the Day - 23
Source is Limitless
Stop Asking, Just Know
Stripping to the Bare Essentials
The Dog Walker
The Magic is Always Right Where I Am
The Mummy Awakens
The Power of Joy
The Problem with Eternal Youth
The Problem with Judgment
There is Nothing Lost or Missing in Divine Mind
There is Nothing Wrong
There is Nothing Wrong - Part 2
There is Only One Day
There is Only One Will - Love
Thought of the Day
Thought of the Day - 2
Thought of the Day - 3
Thought of the Day - 4
Thought of the Day - 5
Time in My Hand
Time Travel - Revisited
Tip of the Day
To Manifest is to Recover Buried Memories
Too Clever By Half!
Too Pure to Know Evil
Up on the Roof
What a Plonker!
What is Blind Faith?
What's It All About?
What's Love Got to Do With It?
When in Rome...Be Yourself
Why Isn't She Wearing Purple?
Why Love Always Wins
Why Love Always Wins - Part 2
Who is Pulling Your Strings?
Wishing You Peace, Friend!
You are Loved and Safe!
You are Loved and Safe - Part 2
You are So Sneaky!
The Schnauzer was a lot more friendly than the Jack Russell, then again I was fussing over him. When I went to stroke the JR she seemed nervous and moved away. It was only after I made my hand into a fist and let her sniff before she was happy for me to stroke her head.
People are rather like dogs, they need to feel loved and safe before they'll open up and trust you. I know I am too. The only reason why I feel comfortable enough speaking to "strangers" is because I know the Universe is a loving and safe place. I know that everyone is made of Love. I know that Love is everywhere. Otherwise I would feel as nervous as that Jack Russell.
I have also been reprogramming my body with the same thought and reminding my body that there is no need to clam up and get all defensive. You are loved and safe. Just express who you are in your own unique way.
I am loved and safe.
We are all loved and safe.
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This morning, when I saw their mother leaning on the park gates I asked her if she was OK. She said she was in pain. She had another baby last year by Caesarean section. She said usually they recommend that you wait three years after a Caesarean before having a baby but she's pregnant again and expecting her baby next month. She said it's sapping her energy and it's all too much for her. I asked her if she's spoken to her doctors. She said she will go to the hospital if the pain gets worse. All I could do was sympathise with her and walk her home.
After I said goodbye to my friend I got thinking about the different life paths that people choose. There's no way I would consciously choose what my friend is going through; then again, I doubt if she would want to walk my path either. I believe right at that moment I was there to act as her guide by walking her home and wishing her well, in rather the same way I would assist someone who has lost their way.
It's not my place to judge why people choose the path they have. I can only accept their choices and wish them the very best on their journeys.
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Tuesday, 6 July 2010
My friend has told me lots of stories about how life was like in the army during the 2nd World War; he left at the end of the war. He also likes talking about the good old days. He was married but his wife has long since passed away; he now lives alone. They didn't have any kids. What I love about him the most is his sense of humour. It doesn't matter how dire things seem, he always sees the funny side to it. He also calls me his little girl (not because of my height as I'm taller than him); I reckon he thinks I'm only a girl. The love I feel from him is like a father's unconditional love. Whenever he sees my mother he always asks her how his little girl is.
As soon as I came out of the house this morning, I saw my neighbour's front door was open and he waved at me. It was as if he'd been waiting for me. I went over to have a chat. I told him I'd been thinking of him and asked him how he was. He said they postponed the operation but he's expecting to have it very soon. As we were chatting, he grabbed my hands and said "You're such a lovely little girl, aren't you?" which made my heart melt.
Just before we said goodbye, he gave me a lovely hug.
There are so many opportunities to receive and give love, it's a matter of being open.
I love you too, daddy! I'll always be your little girl.
Related articles: Life is Magical; Any Time, Any Place and Everywhere; Love is Everywhere; My Real Family; Calling in the Professionals; What is Family?
Monday, 5 July 2010
The other day after I heard about how Germany had trounced Argentina in the World Cup, I was dying to have a banter about the match. As I was walking home I saw two guys walking ahead of me. I thought they were both cute. I noticed one guy had a German flag bracelet and I realised they were German. I had a bit of banter with them about football. I loved how quickly my wish had come true.
Life is magical and so much fun.
Related articles: Any Time, Any Place and Everywhere; To Manifest is to Recover Buried Memories; Unexpected Joy; How to Influence People; Life is Easy, Fun and Full of Wonder
Saturday, 3 July 2010
"Your task is not to seek for love; but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself, that you have built against it." ~~ A Course in MiraclesAs I wasn't home to watch Ghana playing in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, I kept wondering what the score was. When I walked past this pub and saw lots of people standing outside, I asked one guy what the score was. He said it was 1-0 to Ghana and he wanted Ghana to win. I asked him if he'd watched England's last game and he said he had and he thought the game was "shite." I told him I agreed with his expert analysis. We also agreed that despite England's lacklustre performance, we still loved England. Then I said goodbye to my friend.
Later I started wondering if the scores had changed. When I noticed this bookmakers (betting shop) was still open, I went in and asked what the score was. It was 1-1 and they were about to start the penalty. One man even invited me to stay and watch it with them but I declined.
A few minutes later, I saw three teenage boys walking down the street and asked them if they knew what the scores were. They told me it was still 1-1 and they were about to shoot the penalties. One asked me if I was supporting Ghana. I said I was supporting England but look what happened to them. I then said goodbye to them.
About a minute from home I noticed this man sitting in his car listening to the football on the radio. I asked him what the final scores were and he told me Ghana had lost. He said he was very disappointed as he wanted Ghana to go through. He said he's originally from Egypt and wanted an African country to do well. I wished him well.
Just as well I have no problem talking to people. Otherwise, I would have had to wait till I got home to find out the final result.
I am open to receive love any time, any place and everywhere.
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After one squirrel had finished its nut, it came looking for another, but a woman sitting on a bench close by flinched and drove it away. She obviously wasn't a fan of squirrels. The man encouraged the squirrel to come closer. The squirrel came close but didn't seem comfortable taking the nut from the man's hand so the man tossed it and the squirrel picked it up and scurried away.
As I see it, my experience at the cemetery demonstrates various comfort zones about receiving love.
The woman was happy to relax at the cemetery but she wasn't comfortable being around squirrels.
Although the pigeons and squirrels were open to receive food, they didn't feel comfortable being too close to the man. Only one pigeon was prepared to get so close that he ate off the man's hand; and was rewarded handsomely for it.
I loved how accepting the man was of the animals and how he met them at their preferred comfort zones.
As for me, I was happy to observe what was going on so I could record it on my blog. That's my kind of love comfort zone.
Related articles: Resurrecting the Dead; Love is Everywhere; Even When I'm Out of My Comfort Zone, I am Perfectly Safe; No Judgment; Love Downloads; Being Adorable
Then I heard what sounded like music. Have I died and gone to heaven? There was a boy playing on a piano and a standing beside him strumming his guitar. I noticed a sign that read: "City of London Festival." Aha, they must be part of the festival. I also noticed another sign on the piano that read: "Play Me, I'm Yours." Oh I see, the piano had been placed there to encourage people to play and the boy had seized the opportunity, though I have to say he ain't no Mozart.
It's wonderful how an ordinary and drab looking place like a cemetery can be resurrected with animals, love and music.
Beauty is everywhere.
Related articles: Love is Everywhere; There is Nothing Wrong - Part 2; Beauty is All Around Us; Where There is No Magic; The Ordinary is Extraordinary
Head of a Woman by Andrea del Verrocchio
"Head of Enocia" by a friend
I'm really loving this game of finding my identical twins. :-)
Related articles: Separated at Birth - Part 2; Reflections; Things that Make Me Go Hmmm
Friday, 2 July 2010
Thursday, 1 July 2010
As I was walking through this park, I felt someone touching my bottom. Who would dare to touch me so intimately without my consent? I turned round and saw a grey Weimaraner dog with a frisby in his mouth. He had such beautiful eyes.
"Hello you!" I said to my new friend. "What can I do for you?"
He poked me with the frisby.
"Do you want me to throw the frisby for you to catch?" I said. I reached for the frisby but he wouldn't let go of it.
"What does he want me to do?" I asked the dog's human friend.
"He wants you to run so he can chase you," she said.
"Oh I see, he hasn't been having much luck with you, so he's picked me," I chuckled.
I stroked his head and walked away but he followed me.
"I'm amazed how he can pant with a frisby in his mouth," I said to the woman. "With such a skill he should go on Britain's Got Talent."
"Can you just imagine?" she laughed.
I then said goodbye to my friends.
A few minutes later as I was walking down this road, I noticed a woman waving at someone in a house. The woman she was waving at was another woman sitting by the window carrying her baby. When I waved at the baby, mum and baby grinned and waved back.
An hour later at my local park, I met my neighbour and his two dogs who were playing with a ball and chasing each other. I chatted with him for a few minutes.
I believe anyone who thinks there's not enough love in the world is walking around with their eyes closed.
Love is everywhere.
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Two days after writing that piece, I experienced symptoms of a migraine. Instead of looking for an emotional, mental or environmental cause, I reminded myself that there is nothing wrong with me. Then I affirmed that I see and feel only Love. The symptoms and headache were dissolved in no time at all. (See Love Does It Again!).
For the last few months there have been reports galore about the oil spill in the Gulf and who should shoulder the blame; who is responsible for clearing it up. I believe the principle of "There is nothing wrong" can be applied to this situation.
Instead of focusing on why the spill happened or blaming someone, I choose to deny the cause.
There is nothing wrong.
I see the Gulf as perfect and teeming with life.
I see people around the Gulf healthy and happy.
I see all things working out for good.
I trust in the Universe to resolve the situation perfectly.
Related articles: Love Does It Again!; There is Nothing Wrong; Seeing the Beauty in Volcanoes; Words are Alive; The Love Pandemic; Why I Believe in Belief
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
"If you think you're thinking your own thoughts, think again." Who is Thinking Whom?
A few days ago I watched a movie called Even Almighty about a congressman who is asked by God to build an ark in preparation for a flood. Evan doesn't believe in God and refuses to build the ark until God makes his beard grow so long and his hair so unkempt that he has no choice but to stay at home and build the ark. At first, his wife doesn't support Evan and moves away with the kids but she's inspired by God to return home to support her husband.
The next day after watching the movie, as I was walking home, I thought about an email exchange I'd had earlier with an Internet friend who was still very upset about Michael Jackson's death. Suddenly, I heard someone across the road calling out to me. At first I didn't recognise the man then I realised it was the local shopkeeper whom I hadn't seen in about two weeks. The reason why I hadn't recognised him was because his beard was almost as long as Evan's in the movie. I asked him why he was growing his beard and he said he'd recently lost a loved one and, in his culture, growing his beard was his way of showing respect. I thought it was amazing how I'd been thinking of Michael Jackson's passing a few moments ago. I wished my friend my best wishes.
There's a man who lives in our neighbourhood who I sometimes see walking his dog. As I was walking through the park, I noticed a guy sitting on the park bench and he reminded me of my friend. Just as I was walking by his house, he came out of his house with his two dogs. I told him I'd been thinking of him.
The next morning when I walked by his house, I saw his car was parked outside. That evening as I was walking back, I noticed a car approaching and the driver beeped at me. It turned out to be my neighbour.
When a Facebook friend posted a line from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar when Caesar realises his best friend, Brutus, had been part of his assassination plot, I told my friend that I'd studied the book at school. The next day, a friend emailed me a story about a dog that had been trained by the military and the dog's name was Brutus.
We all like to think we are making our own decisions and thinking our own original thoughts. What most people don't realise is that they are mere puppets on a string acting out recycled thoughts in the collective human consciousness. That's fine when the thoughts you're picking up are in harmony with who you are. What happens when the thoughts are not in your own best interest? How would you even know what's best for you if you're too busy thinking?
I believe one way to avoid acting out people's thoughts is to know yourself, not as you've been humanly programmed, but to go beyond the programming and practise being in the silence. Then you are free of indoctrination and can make decisions as your authentic self.
Otherwise, your plans and aspirations are nothing more than strings that someone else is pulling to make you dance.
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The film is about some archaeologists in search of treasures. When one of them reads the Book of the Dead and accidentally resurrects Imhotep, an Egyptian who was mummified while still alive thousands of years ago, there are disastrous and hilarious consequences. Because Imhotep is immortal, the archaeologists's mortal weapons have no effect on him and he grows so powerful, he's unstoppable. Imhotep is finally defeated when someone reads from the Book of the Dead and the words makes Imhotep mortal and he's killed. Before he dies, Imhotep vows revenge and does return in the sequel "The Mummy Returns" another great movie, but that's another story.
I believe awakening to our nature as Spirit is rather like waking the mummy within which has been asleep for a very long time. The way of Spirit is baffling to mortals.
The Universal Mummy is stirring in many people and people are becoming conscious of their nature as Spirit.
Let the adventure begin!
Related articles: Joining with ET; The Federation of Light; The Alien; The Cosmic Being
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
About 5 minutes away from home, I felt darkness descending and my vision going signifying a possible migraine. I thought to myself: "There's nothing wrong with me!" By the time I arrived home, my eyesight was almost gone. So I sat in front of the television and kept repeating to myself: "I see only Love. I feel only Love." At the time, my favourite newsreader Riz Lateef was reading the news. As I repeated the affirmations, my vision cleared and Riz looked more beautiful than ever. I LOVE her, she's so full of enthusiasm, even when she is presenting doom and gloom!
Love dissolved the slight thud I was experiencing on one side of my head, which is not surprising if I feel only Love. I even had some food with no effect after all, there was nothing wrong with me or my appetite.
My mother couldn't believe I'd experienced a "migraine" and that it had dissolved so quickly.
Thank you, Love! Thank you Love Riz. :-)
Related articles: There is Nothing Wrong; Calling All Superbeings!; Cause and Effect
"Your head is so tempting," I said to him. "Can I stroke it?"
Although his head felt damp from sweat, it felt really nice and prickly.
"He's a babe magnet, you know," his friend walking beside him chuckled.
"You're just jealous I haven't stroked your head," I said to him.
"I'm heading that way too," he laughed.
I could see what he meant; his head had a lot more hair but he had a receding hairline. After stroking his head, I wished them good evening.
Funnily enough, I noticed lots more bald guys after that. I reckon the word had gone out that there was a mad woman going about stroking bald heads and they all wanted part of the action. Unfortunately for them, I'd had my fill of stroking men's head for the day.
Reminds me of a Scottish wedding I once went to where the guys wore kilts. I got chatting to the guys, as you do, about their kilts. As I was very curious about their sporrans, I asked one guy what it was made of. Without thinking, I even stroked it. My friend later pointed out to me that it's not advisable to stroke a man's sporran. No wonder I had been so popular at that wedding with the guys, they were probably hoping to have their sporrans stroked too. :-)
Life is full of harmless fun.
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"When was the last time I saw you?" she said. "Was it 2 or 3 months ago?"
"Dunno, it only seems like yesterday to me," I said.
"I can't believe the time has flown by so quickly," my friend said.
In truth, even though a lot has happened since I last saw my friend, in my reality, I only saw her a moment ago. I feel the same way about meeting friends I haven't seen in a while. When we meet again, it only seems like it happened a moment ago.
Reminds me of a vision I once had when I saw all time, all events, happening in an instant.
All relationships and experiences, etc have already happened and they all took place a moment ago. That "moment ago" is rather like a DVD that is now being played out in what we consider to be time/space and dimensions
Because I'm watching the DVD out of time or where there is no time, I am no longer experiencing time passing like most people. So it's not surprising really that I appear timeless. How can I age when no time passes?
The wonderful thing about knowing that life in its infinite variations has already happened is that I know everything works out. How do I know? Because I have seen the end of the movie and it is very good.
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Monday, 28 June 2010
On the bus I was on, the Announcer was announcing the right stops at the wrong time. The computer was obviously not programmed properly. The bus driver didn't seem to be paying much attention to correct it either. Maybe, she was aware of the error but didn't care.
It got me thinking. What if there was a blind passenger who trusted in the Announcer and when he heard his stop, he got off believing he was at the right stop when he should actually get off at the next one? He might lose his sense of direction; for a short while at least.
The other day I saw this woman walking her son to school and she asked me what the time was. As I don't wear a watch, I took out my mobile and told her. She said to her son that they had 15 minutes to get to school. I was amazed that she and her son were planning their journey based on the information I had given them. For all I know, my clock could have been fast, slow or even stopped.
The above examples got me thinking of blind faith. Trusting that the bus Announcer is announcing the right stops is blind faith. The woman who had asked me the time seemed to have blind faith in me.
Do I have blind faith?
I have faith in the Infinite Self in all whose nature is infallible and whose intention is always good. By "good" I mean It always wants what it is best for me.
Because of that conviction, I know I will never ask someone the time and be given the wrong answer. I will never ask someone for directions and be sent in the opposite direction. I will always be sent people and experiences that are good for me. When things don't seem to be going my way, I know that it's still working for the best.
There have been times when I haven't totally trusted and ended up going on a wild goose chase, but it has always worked out for good anyway.
Yes, I do have blind faith.
I have blind faith in the infallibility and infinite love of the Infinite Self in all.
All things work out for good.
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Sunday, 27 June 2010
How can I say "there is nothing wrong" when there was obviously cause for the individual to go to hospital?
Because I didn't want to get into that cause mentality. I believe when I start looking for a cause for something, I will surely find an answer, whether it's fact or fiction. But when I start from the premise that there is nothing wrong, then nothing is going to be the outcome.
I remember when I used to have pain in one knee that was so bad it kept giving way and it made me limp. I went looking for a cause for the pain. After the knee was X-rayed, they couldn't find any cause but I wasn't happy with that result; I was going to find a cause by hook or by crook. Since conventional medicine couldn't help, I sought solutions in alternative therapies. The energy healer told me the cause was a past life issue; the physiotherapist told me the cause was genetic; the chiropractor told me the cause was physiological; the osteopath said the cause was both physiological and post-traumatic; the acupuncturist told me the cause was a blockage in my energy centres; the homeopath told me the cause was emotional. And so my quest continued leading me to train and become a practitioner of Reiki, NLP and Pranic Healing. I also studied shamanic healing and spiritual healing. These various models of healing suggested that the cause was emotional and mental. I still wasn't healed.
It was only after I depleted my funds and got desperate that I turned to God and asked for help. I was shown a vision of myself running. Not long after, I was inspired to run for a bus and I found my knee to be perfect.
My point is while I was out looking for a cause, all I kept finding were more possible causes, while the effect (pain) stubbornly remained. When I asked God for help, I was shown myself as already perfect, so perfect that I can run. In other words, God showed me that there was nothing wrong with me and that nothing was made manifest as healing.
No matter how things appear, stop looking for a cause. Just keep remembering that there is nothing wrong and it's all good. Then whatever it is will be erased and replaced by that which is good for all time.
When I see cause as nothing the effect will also be nothing.
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Saturday, 26 June 2010
"Wow, you feel cool!" I touched her arm.
"I've just been in the tube," she said, "and it was hot down there."
"You are very cool, considering."
She touched my arm and said, "You feel hot!"
"Yeah, I don't usually feel this hot, but I am feeling the heat today."
After chatting to my friend for about a minute, I wished her well and got off at the next stop.
We might all look humans but we don't all feel things the same way. That's why I believe it's very important to share only from my own unique sense of "I".
All my writings are based on my personal beliefs, experiences, insights, realisations. They are also my notes to self. I do not claim to speak for everyone. If people can relate good; if not, very good.
No one can feel things the way that I do.
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Hmmm! Considering how much time I spend walking through areas that are meant to be densely polluted, why is it I don't get affected?
I believe it's all about where I put my focus. Instead of seeing London as "The Smoke" as it is affectionately called, where I'm breathing in fumes; I choose to see London as infinite love and full of boundless beauty. I, therefore, have no problem with pollution as all is love anyway.
Infinite Love is London and London is Love.
Where there is Love, I am always loved and safe.
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Friday, 25 June 2010
As I was using this shortcut, I thought of a friend. The last time we were together, when she took me to a fashion show, we walked through this same shortcut. I wondered how she was.
A few hours later, she sent me an email asking me if I wanted to go out to celebrate her birthday tomorrow.
I love how things work out!
Related articles: Amazing Grace; It's All Good!; Little Drops of Love
In England's last game two days ago against Slovenia, England needed to win otherwise they would be knocked out of the World Cup. After they beat Slovenia 1-0 to get to the next round, I started humming 1 - Nil to the tune of Amazing Grace, like I've heard football fans sing during a match.
Today, a friend sent me a PowerPoint presentation filled with beautiful images of animals in perfect harmony. Guess what the background music was? "Amazing Grace."
Just shows that whether we are all watching the football or not, we are all joined in Love.
Now that's amazing grace!
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I believe someone who is pure is able to see behind the masks and appearances to the one Light that is shining behind all masks. And "evil" is when you you are so carried away by appearances that you believe they are real. Once you can see the Light, the game is up. You realise that it is the same Light that is playing the roles of villains and heroes.
I see the Light in all.
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That's what's so wonderful about kids of a certain age - they haven't yet bought into choosing sides. Everyone is their friend until that attitude gets programmed out of them. The good news is that it's never too late to become like a child again, where you see all as your friends.
Does that mean now that you see all as your friends, you can no longer choose sides?
I believe choosing sides is part of the fun of having a human experience. It's about choosing to experience giving and receiving love in a personal way.
Even though I know the rivalry between various teams is only make-believe, I still support England in the World Cup and want them to do well. I've had such a laugh exchanging banter with friends who are supporting other teams.
Even though I know all is Love, I still have special relationships and special friends who I love more and prefer to be with more than others; and I make no apologies for doing so.
Even though I know all is Love, there are still things I love more than others.
So yes, I can still choose sides while being fully aware that I am on all sides.
Come on England!
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Thursday, 24 June 2010
"Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall. Luke 11: 17I believe love is unity. That unity could be unity with myself, my family and loved ones, associates, animals, nature, the earth, and the universe at large. When I'm fighting against myself, I'm a "house divided against itself", which will surely fall into disharmony.
One way the "house divided against itself" mentality is perpetuated is through the belief in duality i.e. there are things that good/bad; harmless/harmful; light/dark etc. Then you experience disharmony in mind and body.
Another example is what happened to the French football team in the World Cup. Apparently, after a player was expelled from the team, the rest of the team stopped cooperating with their manager. The team's disunity must have had a huge impact on their performance which led to the French team being knocked out of the World Cup. In other words, the team divided against itself led to failure. My heart goes out to the French team. I hope they learn the importance of working together as a team.
While I was working on this piece, an error message appeared notifying me that I was no longer connected. I obviously didn't want to lose what I'd written. So in thought I said "We are working together as one." Then a message popped up telling me how to get back online but before I could even follow the instructions, the problem was resolved.
No matter how things appear all is one; and we are always working together in perfect harmony.
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While I was sitting on the bench at the bus stop, this guy stood in front of me and was blocking my view. So I said to him in my thought: "Beloved, would you mind just shifting a bit so I can see when my bus is arriving." He moved away. In thought I said to him, "Thank you, Beloved!"
I doubt if he would have been so willing if I had asked him verbally. :-)
I believe one way to influence people is to see them as their essence, which is Infinite Love. Then they always want you to be happy.
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Wednesday, 23 June 2010
"Everything comes to you when you transcend the desire for it. This is the one lesson which you and I have to learn eventually. It is very tricky for it teaches 'if you want a desire to be fulfilled, just conquer that desire.' At that very moment, the desire is fulfilled. That is food for thought. Think about it. Anything you want to have, go beyond that want, and then it will be there at your feet." Siddhis or Miraculous PowersA week ago, I thought of a friend who was meant to get in contact with me about a gig he was having but I never heard from him. I wondered how he was and if I was going to see him again. Five days later, as I was walking home using a different route, I saw my friend cycling by, but he didn't stop. We only had enough time for him to say hello and I waved hello back. At least I know he's still alive and kicking.
A while back when my email got hijacked and I couldn't access my email, I lost all my contacts. I trusted that the friends who really care will look me up on the Web and get in touch, which they did. Recently, one friend who I dated a couple of times popped up in thought. As I no longer had his contact details or his phone number, there wasn't any way to contact him. I wondered how he was and whether he was still living in London or had returned home to Turkey.
During my bus journey this morning, my friend got on the same bus. I was going to call out to him but then I realised I couldn't remember his name. He's one of the best snogs (kiss) I've ever had and I can't even remember his name. Fortunately, he had his back turned towards me. While I was frantically trying to remember his name, he turned round and started fiddling with his mobile. Any moment now he was going to look up and see me sitting there, walk over and say hello and I won't be able to remember his name. I decided I could do without the embarrassment, so I put out an intention for him not to see me. At the next stop, several passengers got on and stood in front of me, which obscured my presence. My friend got off a few stops after. Never mind, at least I got my question answered about whether he's still living in London.
As I was still curious about my friend's name, I put out an intention that I wanted to remember his name, then I stopped thinking about it. A few minutes later, his name popped up in memory.
These experiences got me thinking about desires I have yet to experience. What if I were to treat all desires as buried memories in Infinite Mind that exist in all time, all space, and all realities? In other words, instead of fretting over when and how my desires will be made manifest, all I need to do is put out the intention that I wish to remember the desires of my heart, stop giving them further thought and relax. Then, that which appears to be "buried" will surface naturally and effortlessly.
To manifest is to recover buried memories.
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Monday, 21 June 2010
Yesterday I watched ET - The Extraterrestrial for the umpteenth time. What I love about watching movies I love is that I get to see more stuff I haven't noticed before.
In the movie the young ET is accidentally left on earth by his family, which means he has to fend for himself until his people return. (While I believe highly evolved entities like ETs are hardly going to be separated from their offspring and not able to communicate with him telepathically, I'm going to suspend judgment as the film does have wonderful gems in it).
Back to the movie...
Fortunately for the young ET, he is discovered by a ten year old boy called Elliott who takes him home and looks after him. Elliott confides in his older brother and young sister and make them promise not to tell any adults about ET. In any case, their mother who has recently separated from her husband (their father), is so preoccupied with her concerns about life she is totally oblivious to an alien being living in the house and consuming the food in the fridge.
Although ET and Elliott have developed a strong bond, and can even communicate telepathically, ET still feels homesick and develops a technology to contact his people millions of light years away. While he's waiting to be rescued, the federal agents discover ET with Elliott, take over, and start prodding him for information. Elliott is distraught to be separated from ET. Only one federal agent, Keys, can sympathise with Elliott as he's been waiting to see an ET since he was ten years old. While ET appears to have died, Elliott loses their telepathic link. It turns out ET has only been regenerating himself. When Elliott discovers ET is still alive, he, his brother and a few friends take ET to the spot where his people arrive to take him home. As Elliott and ET say their final goodbyes, ET points to Elliott's forehead and says "I'll be right here", meaning they will always be together in thought and in their hearts.
Now before I explore what the movie means to me, a slight digression.
I believe the purpose of life is to express life as the Soul in human form, which can be achieved in two ways. You can either realise your identity as Soul; or join with one who knows their identity as Soul and they will uplift you. The second option is what happens when people follow spiritual teachers and gurus. They surrender to the teacher to lead them to enlightenment.
To me, ET represents one who has realised their nature as Soul, while Elliott represents someone who consciously chooses to associate or join with someone who knows their nature as Soul in order that they can be uplifted. In the movie, when Elliott comes across "ET", he could have easily reported him to the "authorities." Instead Elliott chooses to "adopt" him. As their relationship develops, Elliott and ET become so at one that Elliott can feel whatever ET is feeling and even thinks what ET is thinking. We get to see this srong connection being played out in the scenes where Elliott is at school and ET is at home. While Elliott is listening to his class teacher, ET is exploring the fridge at home for some food. ET drinks some beer and gets drunk. Even though Elliott hasn't drunk any, he still feels drunk. When ET burps, Elliott burps. When ET is reading a comic and is thinking of "Help", Elliott receives the thought and interprets it as the frogs, he and his classmates are about to experiment on, crying out for help. So he inspires his classmates to set the frogs free. While ET is watching a movie and the stars in the film kiss, Elliott acts on the feeling and grabs a classmate and kisses her. When ET gets sick, Elliott feels sick and says "we are sick."
In the final scenes when Elliott and his friends are trying to evade the authorities on their bicycles, Elliott tunes into ET's power which lifts them up and they're able to fly to their destination. The human Elliott could never have been able to achieve such a feat if he wasn't joined with ET. I believe if ET had stayed longer, Elliott would have become more ET than human.
If you want to be enlightened and can't be bothered to do the work of self-realisation, the fast-track method is consciously joining with someone who is already self-realised, though you still have to put the work in by constantly remembering to join in every moment. Then you get to experience what it's like to be ET, the Extraterrestrial.
Thank you, ET, for your eternal gems. Hope you are now happy at home.
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Can you tell us apart? I certainly can't.
"Meanie" (c) E Joseph 2010
Source of "Intimidation" image.
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Sunday, 20 June 2010
The problem with looking ageless is people can jump to the wrong conclusions. I saw this guy yesterday who I've never seen before. Presumably, he's new to our neighbourhood. When he saw where I was going, he asked me if I was going to visit my grandmother. I said yes as I couldn't be bothered to explain. I couldn't wait to tease my mother about what the man had said. She wasn't offended though as she's got used to it. Someone has even asked her if she had me later in life, which she thinks is hilarious.
In the UK, the tradition is when someone reaches the age of 100 they are sent a telegram from the Queen (or whoever is ruling at the time) to celebrate that momentous occasion. I have this fantasy of turning 100 and when someone delivers the telegram and expects to see someone old and wrinkly, they find someone looking 70 years younger. :-) That will teach them not to believe in the aging hype!
I am eternal youth now and forever.
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In the USA:
Cabbie holds woman hostage over a tip.
And in the UK:
Cabby receives £250,000 tip
I wonder if the cabbie in the US got pissed after hearing about his colleague in the UK? :-)
Here's a tip for you all - Be blessed! :-)
Saturday, 19 June 2010
While it may be true that to live in Rome I need to be able to speak Italian or at least know some phrases that will help get me by, I believe the most important thing is to be myself wherever I am.
What do I mean by being myself?
It means being the Me that is never born and never dies; the Me that has always been and will always be; the Me that is all knowing, all powerful and everywhere present; the Me that never changes; the Me that is uniquely me.
I have found that when I'm feeling down about something or being too serious, I'm always aware of a part of me that always sees the funny side to whatever is going on and tells me to lighten up. That is Me as pure, unborn/undying Joy.
When I'm being Me, I am doing what I love and the Universe has no choice but to reflect all that I am back at me.
So back to the saying about Rome, I could very well meet someone who speaks English and offers to be my guide so I don't need to speak a word of Italian.
I remember when I went to visit a friend in Thailand. When I didn't see my friend at the airport, I panicked and decided to call her at home. At the pay phone, I realised I didn't have any change on me. As I can't speak any Thai, I couldn't ask anyone for change. Suddenly this Thai guy appeared and handed me his mobile phone and motioned for me to call. There was no response as my friend had already left. I thanked my Thai friend for the use of his phone. It turned out my friend was at the airport, we were just at different exits. And during my stay in Bangkok, I didn't need to speak one word of Thai.
When in Rome, be yourself at all times.
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"What one is trying to do is to try and make her look beautiful. If you don't do that then you lose out...and she loses out then it's a bore. There is an actual pleasure in making someone look beautiful." Brian DuffyEnocia
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Friday, 18 June 2010
I believe the ONE/Self/Mind is the Host of all abundance, beauty, good, intelligence, love, peace, power, wealth, and wonder. Every moment, we all have the choice to tune in and receive what the Host has to offer, which is limitless.
Just like countries can apply to host the World Cup, each individual can also choose whether they want to play Host or not. In order to play Host you have to have the resources needed. When you wake up to your identity as Infinite Light or become Self-Realised, you are effectively playing Host. As the Host, you can send out signals to all parts of the infinite universe, and people can tune in to receive from you. You can then choose whether you want to play Host to the all for a limited amount of time; or choose to only play Host to yourself, loved ones and those who resonate with you.
Just as there are billions who have no interest in watching football, there are also many who have no interest in receiving from the Host or becoming Host. They would rather just do their own thing. That is perfectly OK.
We are all free to play Host, tune in and receive from Host, or do as we please. There is no judgment whatever path one chooses.
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