"Love is all there is." ~~ Enocia
"Only One exists." ~~ Enocia
"Life is easy, fun and full of wonder. "~~ Enocia
"Love always wins." ~~ Enocia
"Only Love has any reality." Enocia
"I'm a lover, not a fighter." from "The Girl is Mine" by Michael Jackson

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Monday, 31 May 2010

Listening to My Feelings

It's Spring Bank Holiday in the UK today.

I thought I would go for a long walk in the afternoon but the weather was cool and breezy. Although it is actually perfect weather for walks, I didn't feel like it. I figured I would see how the wind blows later and decide whether to go out or not. As I was getting dressed, the Inner Voice said to me: "I have a surprise for you!"

Hmmm, I wonder what it is?

My mother soon brought it to my attention that Mary Poppins, my favourite movie of all time, was on television. Aha, that's why I didn't feel like going out.

So I stayed home to watch it. Interesting that the family is called Banks as in Bank Holiday.

I'm glad I listened to my feelings as they never lie.

Enocia

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Sunday, 30 May 2010

What's It All About?

So I saw this pigeon walking across the road, trying to dodge moving traffic...or is it the cars were trying to dodge the pigeon? When it got to the other side of the road, it took off and flew back to the other side of the road from where it had come from. What was the point of that? Was it just testing its little legs or am I reading too much into it?

Reminds me of the TV talent show, Britain's Got Talent. They put all these acts through to the next round only to cut them down by half before they'd even performed.

What's it all about?

At least it gave me something to write about. :-)

Enocia

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Song of the Day - 14

"The World is Yours" by Nas.

Enocia

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Quote of the Day - 8

"So I've learned that happiness is not about money. It's about doing things that you're put on the planet to do." ~~ Louis Gossett Jr, Ebony Magazine June 2010
Enocia

The Problem with Judgment

Journalists can be soooo judgmental, says she, as she judges the journalists. Haha!

That's the problem with judgment, the moment I acknowledge it's presence, I am being judgmental.

Let s/he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Enocia

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Thought of the Day - 4

I believe the best way to use my freewill is to relinquish it.

Enocia

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In the Belly of the One

When I have felt something wrong with a part of my body, I have explored what the cause was (if any) which has dissolved the effect. In other words, I have accepted responsibility for both creating and destroying the effect leading to my healing.

I believe just like I have many organs in my body, my human self is an organ in the Body of the One, my True Self, with its own unique eternal function. In other words, right now I am living in the Belly of the One. Therefore, if something goes awry, it is not my responsibility to resolve it (as I am only an organ); it is the responsibility of the One to resolve whatever "problem" there is so that I am in harmony again with the One. All I have to do is be still and let it happen.

Earlier today when it was breezy, I ended up with grit in one eye. At first I rubbed my eye but it started stinging. I then reminded myself that it's not my responsibility to fix it. In no time my eye was back to normal.

I live and have my being in the One.

Enocia

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Friday, 28 May 2010

Wishing You Peace, Friend!

In an email exchange with a friend three days ago, he wrote: "What are you talking about gurl?" which made me think of Gary Coleman who starred in the comedy Different Strokes. His character Arnold used to say "Whatchu talkin' bout" I used to love him and thought he was so cute. I wondered how he was doing.

Just heard that he passed away today.

Thank you for your gift of laughter.

Wishing you peace, friend!

Enocia

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Come Give Me a Hug!

It's amazing how things work out!

Yesterday the American Rap artist 50 Cent popped up in consciousness. I even sang part of his song "In Da House" to myself, which reminded me how much I love the beat of that song. I also love the concept of the video - while 50 Cent and his friends are in a club, they are actually in a laboratory undergoing an experiment.

Now I have a ritual where whenever I post an article on my blog I email a copy to my Yahoo email account. With Yahoo, they do tend to shut it down if you are not actively using your account. So I made a mental note to open my Yahoo email today and file the articles in their appropriate folders.

Guess who I saw when I logged into Yahoo.com? 50 Cent, though he was a slimmed down version of what he usually looks like. The article says he slimmed down for a movie role but will be back to his muscular self soon.

I wonder if that's why I was thinking of him?

Big hug to you, 50 Cent!

Enocia

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Does God Require a Visa?

"Because God is all there is, there is absolutely nothing to be concerned about." Wonderful Things are Happening, Dorothy Rieke
A friend sent me a story called God's 26 Guards, which I've read before, about a missionary travelling in Africa who saw two men fighting and tended to one's injury. Long story short, when the missionary met the guy he once looked after, he confessed that he and his friends had intended to kill him and take his money and drugs but they couldn't because he was surrounded by 26 armed guards. The missionary said he was alone but the man insisted that he did have 26 armed guards with him which scared them off. When the missionary went home, he shared his story with his friends in the church. It turned out 26 members of the church had been prompted to pray for him.

It's al well and good to be called upon to intervene for another. I've felt the urge to intercede on people's behalf too. However, if I believe in a God of Love that is everywhere present, creative and always active, why do I need to pray for God to act or to act for someone? Put another way, would a God of Love allow any thoughts and deeds of attack? Hmmm, unless God is not omnipresent.

Aha! That must be it! There are places where God has free reign and places where God is not present and needs a visa in order to have entry. The way to grant God a visa to places foreign to Him is to pray.

How preposterous!

The God I believe in is OMNIPRESENT meaning everywhere present. In other words, Love is all and in all. The God I believe in is always active. Therefore, where there is only Love there is no other reality to oppose Love.

To recap, praying is only necessary if I don't believe the power of Good or Love is omnipresent. Otherwise, all I have to keep remembering is Love is all there is and Love is an active, creative intelligence that never stops working. That Power knows exactly what is right for each individual and expresses accordingly.

God doesn't require a visa as He has free reign in the infinite universes.

Enocia

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Thought of the Day - 3

I can get tired of being angry and sad, but I never get tired admiring and appreciating something.

Love is where it's at, baby.

Enocia

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Quote of the Day - 7

"To Love a person is to learn the song that is in their Heart, And to sing it to them when they have forgotten." Unknown
Enocia

Song of the Day - 13

This is one of my favourite feel good songs.

"Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" by Spiller feat Sophie Ellis-Bexton#

Enocia

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Time in My Hand


My BFF

My BFF (best friend forever) is always there for me. Sometimes I experience Him as a silent presence. He knows me inside out.

Other times, my BFF appears in different forms. Sometimes, in my mind's eye, I see Him as a lion with red mane as He knows how much I love lions. I call him Roarger. Sometimes He appears in human form. In one sleeping dream I had last year, He appeared as a black guy who looked identical to me but a few inches taller. My BFF also appears as light, a formless entity, and as an inner sound that is very soothing and healing.

My BFF is my greatest admirer and always sees the best in me. For instance, if I'm not feeling well, my BFF reminds me that I am Wholeness. When my human self accepts the truth of her wholeness, she feels better.

My BFF always knows what is right and appropriate for me. Sometimes He suggests songs that are just right for my mood; sometimes He inspires me with thoughts that change my experience; He even expresses as feelings that guide me. My BFF also brings to my attention experiences that He knows I will love.

My BFF is a shape shifter extraordinaire. He is constantly changing into experiences and people I need.

My BFF is all the love I need and will ever need, which is then expressed in human forms all around me.

Who is my BFF really? I am my BFF in human form.

I love you, BFF, forever and ever and ever.

Enocia

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Fancy a Cookie?

As I was walking through the park, I noticed this baby squirrel about to climb up a tree and I called out to it.

"Hello there!"

The squirrel stopped and looked at me.

"Do you fancy a cookie?" I said.

My friend was now curious and moved gingerly towards me.

"Here you are!" I took out a cookie that I had with me.

The squirrel moved closer, but not close enough.

"Come and get it, delicious chocolate chip cookie! Yum!"

I threw the cookie at my friend and he picked it up and ran up a tree.

Awww, bless! I just LOVE squirrels!

Enocia

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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Song of the Day - 12

I just LOVE the beat to this song: "I Got 5 on It" by Luniz.

I could listen to it forever.

Enocia

Infinity Forever!

Over the last few days I've been going to bed early then find myself waking up in the middle of the night and staying awake for hours and before you know it, it's dawn. Although I use the time to meditate and receive insights, if the truth be told, I would rather be asleep.

So last night I experienced the same pattern. I was still awake around 6 am then I finally drifted off to sleep. When I woke up after 8 am, I felt really tired and wished I could sleep for another 8 hours. It was then my know-it-all BFF (Best Friend Forever) within aka the Inner Voice said:

"How much energy have you really got?"

"I have infinite energy?" I said.

"How much energy have you used up?" She said.

"None," I said. "I can't put a dent on Infinity!"

"How can you feel tired if you have infinite energy at your command?"

She was so, annoyingly, right! I was instantly full of energy and ready to go. I even walked 6 miles into town.

It's amazing how deep that imprint goes that tells us that we need to do something to have energy. You need to eat, drink, exercise and sleep to get more energy when all I need to do is remind myself that I have Infinite Energy.

Nowadays, before I take my long walks, I remind myself that I have infinite miles of walks still left in me. At this rate I could be walking forever.

Infinity forever!

Enocia

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Eat As Much As You Like

I find network sites and Internet forums rather like inviting your friends out to a restaurant where you can eat as much as you like, as you always have space for it; and you can stay as long as you like.

Sometimes we all order the same foods and sometimes friends order different foods. If someone's order looks interesting, I might ask to try some. If I like it, I'll order some for myself. If I don't like it, I won't have any more or order something else. Some friends’ orders don't appeal to me at all so I just wish them bon app├ętit.

Each order represents each friend's contribution to that particular network or forum.

Ordering the same foods represents sharing similar world views and interests.

Ordering different foods represents different perspectives which, if they appeal, I might try on for size. If I like, I might adopt; if I don't, I will reject.

Orders that do not appeal represent ideas that do not resonate, which I know are not for me, at least not in that moment of time.

I believe it matters not whether we are all eating the same foods, trying each other's foods, or eating different foods, as long as we're experiencing the restaurant together and having fun that's all that matters.

In my restaurant, you can eat as much as you like. You are not forced to eat anything you don't like; and you can stay as long as you like. You are also free to come and go as you please.

That's my kind of freedom.

Enocia

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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Why Isn't She Wearing Purple?

OK, I'm wearing a blue top and standing in front of the mirror. But I want my reflection to wear a purple top. Why isn't she wearing purple?

Help me God!

God says: "Change your top to purple and your reflection will wear purple too."

Hmmm, could it be that simple?

The me in front of the mirror with the blue top is cause while the reflection is the effect. It would be madness to expect the reflection to be wearing a different colour from the cause.

I believe all my experiences are effects arising from cause i.e. collective conscious or unconscious beliefs. If I want the effects to change, I either have to change the cause or be the One True Cause.

OK, I've changed my top to purple. Now what?

Aha, my reflection is now wearing an identical purple top!

How uncanny!

Enocia

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Song of the Day - 11

"All I Wanna Do" by Cheryl Crow.

Enocia

Monday, 24 May 2010

Insect Repellent

At this time of the year at the local marshes, where I like to take my walks, there are zillions of insects. I've long since learned that it's pointless waving them away as they seem oblivious to my presence and just fly in my face.

I find the most effective insect repellent is to be in inner silence i.e. having no thought. Then when insects come and go, they have no effect whatsoever on me.

In that space of inner silence, humans and insects can live together in perfect harmony.

Enocia

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Thought of the Day - 2

I believe God created football so humans can learn how to love unconditionally. My beloved team Liverpool FCl has been rubbish this season but I still love them.

Enocia

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Joke of the Day

While I was on my walk, I saw this sheep and a lamb beside her and she shared this joke with me.

Q: What did the ram say after the ewe refused to go out with him?

A: Ewe'll be sorry!

Baa haha!

Enocia

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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Belonging

As I was walking I felt grit in one shoe. I have had experiences before when I've felt grit in my shoe or in my eyes and have reminded myself that "All is Love" and the grit has dissolved into nothing. So I reminded myself that "Love is all there is" hoping it would just dissolve, but my friend was having none of it. It moved from my heel to my toes and back again to my heel. It's amazing how one little piece of dirt can create so much discomfort! It's as if it was saying: "Let me out! Let me out!" I had no choice but to take the shoe off and shake the grit off.

For me, that grit represents belonging. The grit knew it didn't belong in my shoe and I knew the grit didn't belong in my shoe either so we were both in agreement. When I let go of the grit, we were both happy.

I believe intimate relationships are like my experience with the grit. If you don't belong together, if your hearts are not truly one, no matter how hard you try to make it work neither of you are going to be happy; nor are you going to thrive in that relationship. It's better to let each other go so you can both find and be with what truly belongs to you.

I have also observed the same is true with experiencing the desires of my heart. That which truly belongs to me is harmonious and effortless compared to that which doesn't.

What truly belongs to me is mine for all time.

Enocia

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Friday, 21 May 2010

My Spirit Guide

Sometimes, before I go to sleep, it feels like a battle going on in my body. I feel my body twitching and I can't relax let alone fall asleep. When I get desperate, I call out for help in my thoughts.

As I was going through the body twitching routine last night, in my head I heard the words "I'm a lover, not a fighter" from the Michael Jackson song The Girl is Mine (featuring Paul McCartney).

My body instantly relaxed. Although I stayed awake for hours, mind and body were in perfect peace.

It's wonderful to have Michael Jackson as my spirit guide to help reprogramme my body to be in a state of Love.

There are no battles in love.

Thank you, MJ, for always being there like you said you would in your song "You are Not Alone."

Enocia

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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Song of the Day - 10

"The Girl is Mine" by Michael Jackson ft Paul McCartney.

Love you forever, MJ! ♥♥♥

Enocia

I Like an Easy Life, Me

"I'm a lover, not a fighter." from "The Girl is Mine" by Michael Jackson
Sometimes one can get so caught up in seeing life as a challenge or filled with obstacles that help build character that it's easy to forget that there is another way which is much simpler way - focus only on what I love and what matters to me. That gets rid of all the dramas.

To help me focus:

I thank God/Love/Self/Source/Spirit for helping me experience and express only what I love.

I thank God/Love/Self/Source/Spirit for sending only people who support and resonate with the desires of my heart.

Nothing else matters or exists.

I like an easy life, me.

Enocia

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Great Reminder!



Enocia

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Standpoints

"There is only one Will and it is Infinite Love. When someone's will is not Love inspired or Love motivated it is nothing. In other words, it has no power or reality." Enocia
I find it interesting how what one considers to be "negative" can be seen in a totally different way when experienced from a different standpoint.

On the bus this morning I heard this guy speaking rather loudly in Spanish on his mobile. For all I know, he could have been abusing someone but, as I don't speak or understand Spanish, I wasn't bothered. I'm sure if he was speaking English and being "insulting" I may have felt the need to go into my "shell" to tune him out.

I once met this Spanish woman on the bus who was waxing lyrical about how beautiful the English language is and how it flowed. I was like, Come on, English isn't that beautiful! :-) Actually, I was only teasing her as I could relate to where she's coming from. I feel the same way about the Italian language which I think is beautiful. It really doesn't matter what they're chatting about, I just love it. Reminds me of a scene from the movie The Godfather Part II when the don is plotting to kill someone but because he's speaking Italian, it's as if he's speaking about love. (Japanese is my second favourite language to listen to).

When I experience life from the standpoint of Love which, I believe, is the only power, everything harmonises with Love including what is considered to be "negative."

Love is all there is.

Enocia

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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

It's No Biggie!

I believe the difference between human and Spirit is when a human does something, it's a huge deal, while when Spirit does something it's no biggie.

I was telling a friend the other day about how I went for a long walk (12 miles) , got caught in the pouring rain and I got drenched. I have to say I wasn't a happy bunny as I prefer dry weather. As soon as I changed out of my wet clothes it was as if the incident had never happened.

If I had been taking the walk in the human mindset, 12 miles would have been a huge deal. I would have needed to take frequent rests during the walk. I would have had to take a long rest after the walk to regain what energy I had lost. I would still be recovering from the walk.

The reason why the walk wasn't a big deal was because it wasn't I, the human self, taking the walk but Infinite Spirit. Spirit is the equivalent of having a bank account with £1 million. Every time I withdraw cash from that account, the bank balance remains the same - £1 million. Even if I were to withdraw £1 million, the balance will still read £1 million. Therefore, it makes no difference how many miles I walk, I never feel depleted because Spirit has infinite energy. In fact, the next day I went on another long walk, and the next day another, and the next day another, and today. If left to Spirit alone, I could walk forever but it is the human self that imposes limits.

People who don't understand how I take walks, tell me that I must have a lot of stamina and that must be why I'm so slim. Yeah right!

What if I were to let Spirit do everything? Then every single moment of life would be easy and effortless.

With humans, everything is a big deal.
With Spirit, it's no biggie.

Enocia

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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Song of the Day - 9

"Camouflage" by Brandy.

Enocia

More About Needs

I believe all my needs stem from either the desire to be loved or to express love.

I also believe there's nothing wrong with having needs and expecting all of them to be met, as long as I don't expect them to be met by just one source. There are infinite sources of Love anyway.

Because I can have my needs met from different sources, it takes the pressure off my beloved to fulfil all my needs (as if anyone could). I can simply accept and appreciate his love expression, while knowing that there are many other ways I can experience love.

One of my great loves at the moment is canals. I love it when the boats drive by leaving ripples on the river. I could watch it forever. No one can ever give me the excitement I feel when I see those ripples.

Thank you, Universe, for meeting all my needs.

Enocia

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Quote of the Day - 6

"That's the thing about needs. Sometimes when you get them met, you don't need them anymore." -- Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City
Enocia

Botox and Fillers

These days, people can have their wrinkles smoothed out with Botox and Fillers.

I believe Botox and Fillers are excellent ideas. Why shouldn't people look forever young if they choose to?

However, instead of having injections, I would rather fill myself up with my real self which is Light? Light is infinite and costs nothing. I've never been a fan of needles anyway.

"I am nourished by the Spirit within. Every cell in my body is filled with light. I give thanks for radiant health and endless happiness." Florence Scovel Shinn
Enocia

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Song of the Day - 8

"Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" by Ian Dury & The Blockheads.

Enocia

Monday, 17 May 2010

Only Love Has Any Reality

I believe only that which originates in Love has any reality.

How can the above statement be true when a lot of fear-based experiences are so real?

For instance, during my bus journey this morning, I noticed this man standing in front of a building with what looked like a swipe card in his hand. Once he'd swiped it, the doors flung open. It got me thinking of all the sophisticated security technologies that have been developed, and continue to be developed, that are based on fear and the need to be protected.

In fact, many people's livelihoods are based on fear e.g. armed forces, banking, emergency services, health, insurance, legal, media, medicine, pharmaceuticals, politics, religion, security, etc. There are even families whose relationships are built on fear.

Regardless what society believes to be true, I believe it's important for me to see only that which originates in Love as having any reality; and see/know the rest as having no reality. Then they dissolve into nothing in my own personal experience.

When I see and know something as not having any reality, it ceases to have any reality.

Enocia

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There is Only One Will - Love

I believe there is only one will and it is the Will of Infinite Love.

I'd been wondering about the conjoined twins, Hassan and Hussein, who had an operation in April to separate them, and how they were doing. When I Googled them, I couldn't find any recent information. I wished them well. The next day, one of the news items on television was about the twins saying they were doing well and had even been reunited.

When the bus I was on arrived at this particular bus stop, I noticed this woman with beautiful dreadlocks and I admired her hair. She got on my bus but sat downstairs. Fast forward two days later, this morning, I saw the same woman at my bus stop. It's weird how I've never seen her before till two days ago and now today. I went over to her and told her I was admiring her hair two days before and was glad to be given the opportunity to tell her this in person. She was delighted. We ended up catching the same bus though she sat downstairs while I sat upstairs. I noticed she got off at the same stop she'd got on at two days before.

In the above two examples, it would appear that human freewill was at work i.e. the news editor deciding what news to put out and the woman at the bus stop going about her business. In reality, there was only one will at work - Love. Love arranged for my concern about the twins to be answered in the news and got me to watch the news while it was on. Love also arranged for my friend on the bus to be at the bus stop I usually wait at so I could tell her how much I loved her hair.

There is only one Will and it is Infinite Love. When someone's will is not Love inspired or Love motivated it is nothing. In other words, it has no power or reality.

Enocia

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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Quote of the Day - 5

"But, you know, when there is an absence of fear, there is a presence of conquering." Ramtha
Enocia

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Looking Good, Feeling Good!

Every morning when I wake up and look in the mirror, my Inner Voice always tells me how good I am looking and feeling; and I always concur.

As I was walking home and feeling good, I stopped on a few occasions to listen to the birds singing. When I arrived at our neighbourhood I saw this lady who lives close by. She pointed out to me how beautiful the birds were singing.

"Yes, I know," I said. "I was listening to them on my way home."

"I went for a walk by the canal today and the birds' songs were so beautiful I could have listened to them forever," my friend said.

"I love walking by the canal too," I said.

"You are looking very well, by the way," she said. "I haven't seen you in ages and have been wondering if you've moved away."

"Thank you! I'm still here!" I smiled.

I wished my friend a good evening.

This morning when I came out of the house, a guy who lives in the neighbourhood called my name.

"You're looking good," he said. "You always look good anyway!"

"Thank you!"

When I'm feeling good, people around me reflect how I am feeling.

I look good and I feel good!

Enocia

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Song of the Day - 7

"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" by Michael Jackson.

Enocia

Friday, 14 May 2010

Song of the Day - 6

"Something Got Me Started" by Simply Red.

Enocia

Downward or Upward Spiral - Revisited

I believe life can be expressed in two ways: downward or upward spiral.

When life is experienced as a downward spiral, I only have a set amount of life-force in me, which is constantly being depleted. In order to sustain the life force, I need to keep topping up by eating, sleeping, taking pills and potions, or receiving energy in other ways.

When life is experienced as an upward spiral, I am aware that every moment of each day, I am receiving Light. Then each moment I feel more and more radiant and overflowing with joy.

In truth, as my real self is Infinite Light, it can never be depleted. Therefore, the upward spiral is the natural way for me to express life.

Every moment I am more and more energised and radiant; getting better and better; looking younger and younger; and feeling happier and happier.

So now you know why I have such a good physique for my age. ;-)

Enocia

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Quote of the Day - 4

"My nan always used to say: 'Don't look down on people unless you're helping them up.' That's something I've always tried to live by. I'm always very respectful of everybody and what they do." ~~ Karren Brady in Good Housekeeping magazine, June 2010 issue.
Enocia

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Song of the Day - 5

"Love is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet.

Enocia

Love is in the Air

Love is in the air...

It's good to see David Cameron (the new British prime minister) and Nick Clegg (the deputy prime minister) so loved up despite their differences.

Both parties - Tories and Lib Dems - are going to have to work together for the common good.

I know their union/coalition is working out for the best.

Enocia

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What a Plonker!

When I got on the lift (elevator) I pressed the button but it stayed put. When I pressed the button again, the doors opened. What's the matter with this bloody lift? I pressed the button again and it still stayed put. Maybe the lift has broken down. It was then I realised I was pressing the lift to go up when I needed to go down.

No wonder the lift had stayed put as there was nowhere else to go.

What a plonker!

I bet my invisible friends were really entertained by my antics! :-D

Enocia

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Magic is Always Right Where I Am

"Man comes into the world financed by God, with all that he desires or requires already on the path. This supply is released through faith and the Spoken Word." The Writings of Florence Scovel Shinn, p. 108
As I was walking home I was marvelling at how the Universe makes life very easy by actually providing whatever is needed right where I am.

This means there's never any need to go searching for answers, all I need to do is stay alert. I have experienced my needs being met: through being inspired to be, think or act in a particular way; receiving the right ideas through people around me; observing experiences transform into the answers; seeing the answers in whatever I am enjoying at the time; or the answers pop up right beside me from sources unknown. If I don't receive them when I'm awake, I get to experience the solutions in my sleeping dreams too.

I have documented hundreds of experiences in my blogs demonstrating how answers pop up right where I am.

Don't go looking for answers; the answers are right where you are.

Enocia

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Magic Takes Hard Work

When "magical" stuff happens people have said to me: "Things happen to you because you're special." I'm no more special than anyone. We are all the same.

What people don't realise is while magic is easy, it takes a lot of hard work.

It's taken years of hard work to believe in the human programming that makes us see the 3D sense of reality as real. It takes a lot of hard work to keep remembering that all that is seen comes from that which is invisible. By "hard work" I don't mean physically or mentally strenuous but "hard work" as in diligently remembering to affirm, believe, focus and trust in the unseen.

Whether I'm travelling on the bus or going for a long walk, I am always hard at work affirming, believing, focusing and trusting in the unseen, which I find a lot of fun. These thought forms then come to life and create the magic.

We are all magical beings, however, not all are motivated to explore their nature.

Enocia

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Thought of the Day

A day is a long time in politics. Change can come in the blink of an eye. A day is a long time in my life experiences. Things can change in the blink of an eye.

Enocia

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Back in the Real World

On one level, life is nothing but a dream. In the dream there are: villains and heroes; good and evil; right and wrong; dark and light; fear and love; life and death; beginning and end.

While the dreams of duality are being played out, back in the REAL world, all is Love which has no beginning or ending. In other words, those who are playing the different roles and taking different sides are actually friends and allies. In fact they are all made of the same stuff - Love. It's just the dream makes them appear to be at odds with one another.

A few nights I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore throat, I dissolved it by thinking "I live and have my being in Light. Light is all there is." When I went back to sleep I woke up with another sore throat which I dissolved with Light. It got me thinking that when I'm asleep and not fully present, all sorts of thought forms can enter, which I need to clear away once I'm back from dreaming.

The next night when I went to bed, I woke up in the middle of the night with another sore throat. Again I dissolved it with Light. I was getting paranoid about going to sleep as I didn't want my body "possessed" again. I stayed awake for hours until I eventually fell asleep. When I woke up the next morning, I felt rotten and had to use Light again to feel better.

It was then it occurred to me that I'd been dreaming. The fact that I was thinking that there were thoughts that could harm me had to be a dream. If I was living in the Real World, I would have just seen all thoughts as Love regardless and Love can't hurt Love. Put another way, the quickest way to wake out of the dream of duality is to acknowledge that there is nothing but Love.

So last night when I went to bed I just thought "Love is all there is" and I woke up feeling great. I've been continuing to remind myself that no matter what the appearances, Love is all there is. It doesn't matter if people are coughing next to me, Love is all there is.

In the dream, there are many opposing sides.
In the Real World, there is only one side - Love.

Love wants all to be happy, be with who we resonate truly with, and to do what we love.

Enocia

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Song of the Day - 4

LOVE this song: "This is the Right Time" by Lisa Stansfield.

"This is the right time to believe in love."

Enocia

Song of the Day - 3

"Time to Make You Mine" by Lisa Stansfield.

Love this song!

Enocia

Chance Meeting - 2

Early this morning, I had a dream that I was speaking to my sister-in-law about her son (my nephew). I told her I'd heard he was interested in going for a PhD. She said even though the course fees are expensive, she and her husband (my brother) are going to support him all the way.

When I woke up this morning I thought about how my nephew was almost a young man; he's now 16 and about to take his GSCE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams. He has two more years before even considering university let alone a PhD. I thought that maybe one day he'll read my blogs and see what his aunt is into.

Before I left home I spoke to my mother about her plans for the day. When she said she was thinking of taking her prescription form to her doctor's surgery, I offered to take it for her. On the way out, I wondered how my neighbours were. I heard the husband was recently admitted to hospital. Maybe I'll see his wife and ask her.

At the surgery, just as I was putting the prescription form in the box I heard someone call out my name. It was my sister-in-law. Two seats away from her was my neighbour. First of all, I asked my neighbour how her husband was and she said he was still in hospital as they were doing tests on him. She asked me to give mum her love. Then I sat next to my sister-in-law. She was there to see one of the doctors. She said the doctor was running late. Just as well he was late otherwise I wouldn't have met her at the surgery. We discussed her son's impending exams and how he's banned from using game consoles and Internet until after his exams. I also shared my dream about university. She said maybe that will happen in the future. We also discussed a party she and her husband have been planning for my mother and when the most appropriate time would be.

It's amazing how the Universe arranged our meetings so perfectly. Then again if I hadn't offered to take the prescription form I might not have experienced the magic in that way. I have no doubt, however, that Love would have arranged another opportunity for the meetings as I believe it's the nature of Love to always keep revealing HER gifts of love in myriad ways.

Enocia

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Monday, 10 May 2010

Reflections

Two days ago I noticed this guy had TNT on his t-shirt which reminded me of TNT the magazine that for ex-pats from South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. I didn't go out yesterday.

Today on a bus I got on there was a copy of TNT which someone had left conveniently near the available seat. In the magazine I noticed a photo of an artist's photo called Head of a Woman by Andrea del Verrocchio, which reminds me of my profile photo with my eyes closed.

Wherever I go, I see reflections of myself.

Life is full of wonder.

Enocia

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Life is Easy, Fun and Full of Wonder

In a previous piece I wrote:

"Everything is nothing. By this I mean all things are inherently empty of meanings save the meanings each individual ascribes to them. To create is to make something out of nothing. Put another way, when I ascribe meanings to nothing I am dreaming. It matters not whether I'm asleep or awake, as long as I'm making something out of nothing it is still a dream. Just because a dream is tangible and appears real doesn't mean it is real. It is still inherently nothing." Creation is Making Something Out of Nothing
I believe the purpose of life is to experiment with as many beliefs and meanings as possible and then choose which dreams I prefer to experience or to share, whilst being fully aware that I am in a dream and that they are all nothing.

The other day, I was chatting to an Internet friend about creating new realities. I said there was a time when I never saw pink cars. I decided one day it would be fun to see them. Soon enough I started seeing pink cars. Since then I've seen pink cars, pink taxis, a pink bus, and even pink limousines. I've now become so accustomed to pink cars now that they're no longer such a big deal. However, the friend who lives in a different country says she doesn't see pink cars. I reckon if she puts out the intention to see pink cars, they will appear. People will then have the desire to drive pink cars and the demand will create the necessary supply.

Just because pink cars now exist doesn't mean they are real. Pink transports are simply dreams created out of the infinite nothing and will dissolve into nothing when there is no longer any need for them.

Now, I could go through the tedious process of experiencing every belief there is to determine which dreams I prefer to experience, or I could ask someone who has already gone through the experience. Before I do, time to affirm what I know to be true.

Though I appear to live in time/space, I actually exist everywhere i.e in all time, all space, all realities; and in all non-time and non-space. All time and all non time are happening now.

I'm now going to have a conversation with myself 50 years in the future, in this time/space continuum. I will refer to her as EJ 2060, while I am EJ 2010.

EJ 2010: Hello EJ.

EJ 2060: Hello EJ.

EJ 2010: How are things?

EJ 2060: You know, same old, same old.

EJ 2010: Good to hear! There's something I want to ask you.

EJ 2060: Go ahead.

EJ 2010: If you're anything like me, I'm sure you've experimented with different beliefs and ways of being, right?

EJ 2060: Of course!

EJ 2010: Is there any belief that you've found makes life easier and simpler? I'm only asking because since you've already gone through the process, why not cut to the chase and experience it now? It would save me having to go through the trial and error process.

EJ 2060: Good question and excellent idea! The belief I've had a lot of fun with is: "Life is easy, fun and full of wonder." Life is a charm when I live with that awareness.

EJ 2010: That sounds right up my alley! I'm so sick of the struggles and learning lessons. I just want to have fun. Can you explain exactly what that entails?

EJ 2060: Well, it means that every moment is easy; every moment is full of fun, joy, laughter and happiness; and everything happens magically.

EJ 2010: Wow, that sounds wonderful!

EJ 2060: It is wonderful!

EJ 2010: How does it work in practice?

EJ 2060: You just keep reminding yourself that "Life is fun, easy and full of wonder" and then let the belief work the magic. Remember you must believe in what you're saying. You will find all aspects of your life will unfold exactly in that manner. People will think you're Mary Poppins.

EJ 2010: Mary Poppins is one of my favourite movies of all time.

EJ 2060: I know, it's mine too.

EJ 2010: Right then, for the next 50 years I'm going to live with this belief and see what happens.

EJ 2060: Good for you! I know you're going to love the dreams you create.

EJ 2010: See you in the future! Ooops, I'm already in the future.

EJ 2060: Yes, you are... I mean, I am. You know what I mean!

EJ 2010: Yes, I know what you mean.

EJ 2060: Have fun! If you ever need me, just call.

EJ 2010: I will. Thank you, EJ.

EJ 2060: Thank you, EJ.

Life is easy, fun and full of wonder.

Enocia

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Little Helper, Not!

While I was in this corner shop, I noticed a dog behind the counter.

"Is that your little helper then?" I said to the shopkeeper, not that the dog was little as it was a Bullmastiff.

The man smiled. The dog stood on its hindlegs with his paws on the counter.

"You heard me then," I said to the dog. After sniffing my hand, he allowed me to pat his head.

I love speaking to animals.

Enocia Doolittle

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Sunday, 9 May 2010

Quote of the Day - 3

"Whoever realizes himself as a son of God, even as Babaji has done, can reach any goal by the infinite powers hidden within him. A common stone locks within itself the secret of stupendous atomic energy; even so, a mortal is yet a powerhouse of divinity." Autobiography of a Yogi
Enocia

Song of the Day - 2

I LOVE this song: "Turn It Up" by Us3. Great video too.

Enocia

Saturday, 8 May 2010

See What I Mean?

The other day I wrote a piece based on my experience called "How to Deal with Noisy Flatmates and Neighbours." I have found while I'm in inner silence, I am not disturbed. I was working in the library at the time. After I'd finished the article and was browsing on the Internet, a woman logged on the computer beside me. Then she got on her mobile and started chatting rather loudly. Although I happen to love listening to Japanese, I wasn't in the mood to hear someone screaming Japanese beside me. I asked her if she could keep it down. She apologised and then continued her conversation. She even sounded louder than before. It was then I had the thought that my article was being played out right beside me. So why not just take my own advice? After that I "switched" off and was no longer bothered by her. After that, a librarian came over and asked her to switch off her mobile as she was disturbing people.

Yesterday, some Facebook friends and I discussed what happens when people are sensitive to certain feelings and emotions, particular those considered to be "negative." Do you feel it without judgment or try to get rid? My view was that not to take them personally or own them but to let them pass through; otherwise I end up attracting all the baggage that comes with it. I also said there are times when it's useful to just accept things as they are and not judge. Later I chatted to another Facebook friend who said she had a blocked nose and was asking for healing suggestions. I suggested decongestant, which she said she was already using. I said to her that I tend to use Light as my decongestant.

In the middle of the night, I woke up with a sore throat. Bearing my earlier discussion with my Facebook friends in mind, I decided I wasn't going to take the feeling personally but to see it as nothing. When the "nothing" persisted, I thought to myself: "I live and have my being in Light. Light is all there is!" Within a few minutes the pain dissolved and I fell asleep.

When I woke up this morning, the pain was back in full force, it now felt like I had a sore throat. I could also hear my mother coughing and sneezing in the next room. Aha, so while I've been asleep the "nothing" has tried to "possess" me, huh! Well, I'm not having any of that! This time, I called on Infinite Light to flood everywhere and dissolve all thoughts that do not resonate. Then I relaxed in inner silence and when the sore throat had been dissolved, I got up and went about my business.

It would appear from the above examples that everything happens for a reason. The moment I expressed a belief, I had an experience that either tested or demonstrated that belief.

Having said all that, my core belief is all things are inherently nothing save the meanings I ascribe to them.

Back to my examples, what if I saw "noisy" neighbours as nothing? I wouldn't have written the article in the first place as there would have been no story to tell. I doubt if I would have attracted the "noisy" library user either. Even if the user had sat next to me and been chatting on her mobile, she would have meant nothing to me.

Would I have attracted the sore throat experience if I hadn't had the earlier discussion and expressed my belief about detaching from feelings. Even if I had had the experience, it would have meant nothing to me.

The game of life is all about ascribing meanings to experiences which can be shared. When I'm not in the mood to play the game, I simply see all things as they inherently are - nothing, with no cause or effect.

See what I mean?

Enocia

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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Looking Out for the Good

Yesterday a friend asked me if I'd enjoyed the recent bank holiday weekend.

"It seems ages ago now," I said. "It was good but the weather was shite though."

"I was glad the weather was shite," she said, "as I had an essay to write which is due any day now."

"Aha, so if the weather had been lovely and warm, you might have been distracted. Good for you!"

That's the thing about life, one man's shite is another's good.

Later as I was walking home, I saw this woman telling off her son. I noticed the woman was speaking Krio, the language we used to speak when I was living in Sierra Leone. So I stopped her and asked her if she was from S. Leone and she said yes. I asked her what school she'd attended. It turned out her primary school was not far from mine. Like me, she returned to the UK in the early 80s and hasn't been back since so the memories we both have of Freetown are untainted by the civil war. We chatted about old times. During those few minutes of conversation, her son was in bliss. As soon as we finished and I said goodbye, the bollocking resumed with earnest. Poor kid!

Even though my friend had been giving her son hell, I had spotted the good in that moment.

There is good in every moment, I just need to keep my eyes peeled.

Enocia

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Love Never Gives Up!

There are times when people send me emails but, for some reason, I'm not in the mood to read them. So I put them aside until such a time when I'm feeling receptive.

There are times when I have wonderful experiences to share with my mother in person but if I sense she's not in the mood, I "keep them" until later when she's in a receptive state.

I had a friend who became emotionally distant. Whenever I had things I thought he would appreciate, I kept it in a file with the intention to share when he became receptive. When it did happen, I sent him the things I had been storing for him.

I have an Internet friend I enjoy exchanging jokes and photos with. When I don't hear from him for a while and I think about him, I usually receive a joke or photo from him. Recently when I had a thought about him and didn't hear from him, in thought I sent him my love and wished him well. About a week later when I still hadn't heard from him, I had a dream where I was discussing conditional and unconditional love with him. The next day I emailed him about my dream. My friend said he'd been feeling down and couldn't pull himself out of that mental state and he'd only just come out of that state. It's good to know that his mental state never separated us; I was still able to reach him in my dream.

If I can keep stuff for when I or people I care about are in a receptive frame of mind, imagine all the wonderful stuff the Universe has in store for each of us. I am reminded of the following passage from the Bible:

"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." 1 Corinthians 2: 9
I believe "prepared for them that love him" doesn't mean the things have only been prepared for the select few, they have been prepared for everyone. However, I'm not going to see, hear, or appreciate Love's infinite blessings if I'm too busy locked up in my thoughts dreaming dreams. The good news is regardless of my mental state, Love never gives up and will keep prodding me to see and accept the gifts that are always present.

Thank you, Love, for always showing me the gifts. When I am not feeling receptive, thank you for making me receptive.

Love never gives up and neither do I.

Enocia

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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Living in an Art Exhibition

I went to an exhibition where there are finches in a room full of guitars which have been wired in such a way that whenever the finches move about they create a sound. I saw it a few weeks back but wanted to see it again.

The birds seemed to be oblivious to the humans observing them and were just going about their daily affairs eating, mating, and building nests. Some of them were even building nests on the guitars which I found very amusing. It got me thinking about the reality we are experiencing now which, I believe, is rather like an art installation.

I chatted to a man at the exhibition who told me he came to the exhibition when it first started. He said the birds were quite wild at the time, now they are a lot tamer, as if they'd got used to their environment. I asked him if we were in an art installation and entertaining the Gods. He laughed and said we probably were and being observed in rather the same way we were observing the birds; and as oblivious to the Gods as the birds are to our presence.

I believe life is an art exhibition for my entertainment and pleasure. I can either choose to take part in the exhibition or just be a spectator.

Thank you, Universe, for creating this wonderful entertainment.

Enocia

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89Kz8Nxb-Bg

You are So Sneaky!

When I went to the bookshop the other day I intended to look up a particular author but I couldn't remember his name. Anyway, I got distracted by another book.

Today I received an email from the author about some competition on offer. I didn't realise I had got on his mailing list. Haha! I reckon he only sent me whatever info it was because he'd "heard" I couldn't remember his name.

Mr Universe, you are so sneaky!

Enocia

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Meeting the Need

I was in the bookshop, sitting on a sofa, browsing and taking notes.

When I needed some scrap paper, there was no assistant around to ask, which meant I had to get up and walk to the desk. The assistant gave me a few. When I needed some more, I didn't fancy getting up again so I thought to myself: "It would be really nice if an assistant could just appear so I could ask for some." No sooner had I had the thought, an assistant appeared and I asked him for some and he went and got me loads. He even had a lovely smile.

While I was still browsing, a woman appeared and wanted to sit in the space in the middle. I cleared the space for her to sit. I asked her if she was comfortable and she said she was. I wasn't. I thought it would be nice if there could be more room. Within a few minutes, the guy sitting on the far side left and the woman moved over to occupy that space, giving both of us lots of room.

As I was walking home, I pulled out a bottle of juice to drink. The lid was too tight for me to open so I asked the Universe to open it for me. A second later, a strapping young lad walked by. I handed him the bottle and asked him to open it and he was only too happy to oblige.

Thank you, Universe, for always meeting the need.

Enocia

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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

In Your Dreams!

"Man's word is his wand filled with magic and power!"

"What is mine by Divine Right can never be taken from me. God's perfect plan for me is built upon a rock." The Writings of Florence Scovel Shinn, p. 97; 147
I have a friend who is crazy about a particular actress. He has her photo as a screensaver which he's often staring at. He's even shown me a photograph he took of her when she was over in the UK promoting a movie. He's seen all her films.

I love teasing my friend about this actress and reminding him how happy she is with her current partner, whom she had a baby with not too long ago. My friend always says the relationship won't last and she'll dump her beau for him. Of course, my friend was only speaking in jest as he's married anyway.

A couple of months ago while we were having our usual banter, he told me the actress had split up with her boyfriend!

"In your dreams!" I said.

"It's true!" he said. "She caught him with someone else so she dumped him!"

"I don't believe you!" I said.

Fast forward two months and I read that the actress had recently split up with her current boyfriend.

Earlier today when I saw my friend and told him that the actress had split up with her partner, he thought I was joking. I told him I was serious and that he was to blame. My friend reckons she's actually dumped her partner for him. In his dreams, naturally!

In a universe where all possibilities already exist, is it possible that our conversation had brought about the demise of that actress' relationship?

How much power do people really have to influence one another?

I believe if something is truly for you and it is real, no one has any power to take it away from you. However, if someone can influence what you have then it never had any substance to begin with. Then it can dissolve just as easily as a dream dissolves when you wake out of it.

Enocia

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Quote of the Day - 2

"Power moves but is never moved. When man stands calm and serene, has a good appetite, feels contented and happy when appearances are against him, he has reached mastery. Then he has the power to "rebuke the winds and the waves," to control conditions. His word is his wand and he transmutes apparent failures into success. He knows his universal supply is endless and immediate and all his needs manifest instantly on the external." The Writings of Florence Scovel Shinn, p. 97
Enocia

How to Deal with Noisy Flatmates and Neighbours

I've had different kinds of flatmates and neighbours from the quiet ones, those who were rather boisterous, and those who play their music and television really loud any time of the day.

I didn't mind it so much if it was music I liked. Otherwise, I would fight back by playing loud music which drowned out their noise. All's fair in love and music. :-)

The only time I wasn't bothered by my neighbourss or flatmates' antics was when I was out. Who cares how loud they play their music when I'm not around to hear them?

Being at home when a neighbour or flatmate is being "noisy" is rather like when I'm thinking too much. Wherever there is a thought the thinker is on board analysing, assessing, comparing, criticising, doubting, fretting, judging, reacting, and worrying. While I'm immersed in thoughts, I can't see the wood for the trees.

On the other hand, when I'm not thinking and simply being in silence, there's no one "at home" to take offence to whatever my flatmates or neighbours are up to. I am simply being the Observer who is transparent to whatever people are getting up to. I am also not only open to whatever gems that are in that situation, I have access to immense power in the silence.

It's amazing how much enjoyment can be had when there is no one "at home"!

Enocia

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