As the new millennium approached, there were many waves of spiritual lore around the world claiming that human beings were about to be transformed into a better state of evolution.
Some prepared for not only end of the world scenarios, but also for an ascension of the human race. This ascension was known as an ascension into Light.
The basis for this belief was in prophecy, both ancient and modern.
Yet, as someone who has received some prophetic messages in my own life, I am well aware that prophecy can be hard to interpret at times.
As well, it is often confined by the presumptions and assumptions of the interpreter.
Prophecies arrive in cosmic language and need to be translated into something human beings understand – but that translation is not always correct or pure, no matter how logical or objective is the interpreter.
Many prophetic dreams I have personally experienced, have manifested in almost the correct form, but with twists and alternate endings.
So while the message or the warning of prophecy should be heeded, the outcome is not set but fluid.
Generational or worldly prophecy on a grand scale is therefore even harder to read.
Such prophecy is definitely confined by its interpretation and translation – and further skewed by later attempts to realign that interpretation or translation, using current thought or opinions.
This struck me clearly, recently, when I was watching a television program about the Dark Web – a story of how the internet came to be and what has happened thereafter.
On one hand, there was the original creator of the internet, talking about his disillusionment with his creation, now.
The internet was created with good intentions, to connect people, to provide freedom of knowledge, and to serve the common good – but today there are dark sections of the internet, just as there are dark sections in our common marketplace, where contraband drugs are sold, pedophilia is rife, and other underground streams of sleeze are thriving.
The creator of the internet provided something beautiful, and set this ‘world‘ in motion. He was the beginning and the activator, but once it was set in motion he had little control over what people did with it. Nor had he any real idea, because of the limitations inherent in his creative enthusiasm, how it could also be used for bad purpose.
For me, though, good and bad are inherent factors in all existence. Light and shade, day and night, right and wrong, are all natural factors that must be kept in balance for optimal harmony and growth.
So, in putting anything into action, no matter how good the intentions, there is always the possibility of things going bad. Balance and harmony are always teetering on a cosmic seesaw, weighing the ‘light‘ and the ‘shade‘.
You could use the story of the creator of the internet as a metaphor for God. So many people cry out when bad things happen, against what they see as God not caring, or God not doing enough to fix problems, or ask how could God create something so malign?
Yet God is simply the creator and the one who puts things in motion. God provides all the elements and puts them together, but after that God has little control over what happens – apart from the right to destroy the whole shebang if it gets too far off course.
Despite popular or written opinion, I believe that God rarely bothers with destroying the whole shebang, simply because of the also inherent factors of time, change and evolution in our linear based existence.
God is immortal and time is non-existent in God’s life, so there is no need to wait things out or to set a time limit for change. There is only an observing of the threads of thought in God’s mind and of the ramifications of those threads that have been set in play.
While God may not fully realize what its thoughts truly set into being, it is our world, as it grows and evolves, that plays out the ramifications of that creation. It is us, in the world, who are the tools of those ramifications.
It is our choices, and the environments we grow in, having sprung from that initial source, that manifest the darker aspects of life – much as the Dark Web sprang from the good purpose of the internet.
We, as elements of the god force, are manifestors of our own ‘reality‘. Or are caught up in the dark elements of the manifestation of someone else’s ‘reality‘. Or are assailed by the traumas of living in a world of life that comes from the ‘reality‘ of a naturally volatile and changeable universe.
This is not God’s doing, so much as the ramifications of what God’s mind set in motion.
In another view, it is said that God sets creation in motion through its Word. The ‘Word of God‘ is said to be the sound of the Om or Aum, in buddhist and vedic literature.
To bring existence into being through sound is an interesting concept. Especially when you apply it to the fact that radio and television are manifested via the frequencies of sound.
Waves of sound frequency carry data information and are transmitted with that information load to be picked up by the receivers of radio and television towers.
Isn’t that interesting?
So sound really can manifest patterns, shapes, and actions. Sound really can manifest stories and pass on knowledge. Sound is more than an element or wave, it is a ‘voice of manifestation‘.
You might say, but this is only a 2 dimensional experience. So, let’s think of God’s power for manifestation as being electrical energy.
In televisions, the patterns received on the back of sound frequency waves are translated and manifested via electricity and electrons. Components in the television translate the patterns from the sound waves and manifest programs and movies, full of life and sound.
Further, once the patterns have been received, they can be interacted with by users of the television or by users of a computer game console.
We can therefore become players in the 2D ‘reality‘ that is manifested.
With virtual reality now establishing 3D experiences, we can also become players in 3D manifestations of ‘reality‘.
Adding sensory experiences to those 3D manifestations, and superbly detailed patterns from excellent programming, how could we distinguish ‘reality‘ from ‘game play‘ when we don’t know how to remove our ‘headsets‘ ?
Think on what happens when you watch a movie or play a computer game. Whilst involved in the experience and invested in it, you are nowhere else. In those moments, the movie or game is a ‘piece of your life‘… It becomes ‘real‘ until the moment your mind detaches from the experience.
Which begs the question – what, exactly, is ‘reality‘?
The electricity of God’s power is our ‘life force‘, also known as Chi energy or kundalini energy in ancient scriptures.
So, God’s word or sound carries knowledge and pattern, which can be translated by ‘life force‘ energy into Creation.
Now think of what human beings are also doing with such patterns and codes, today. We now have 3D printers. We are already printing not only human tissues and organs, but objects such as vehicle parts.
Patterns or codes are information that can be translated – or, in other words, messages.
Electricity is the life force that enables those patterns or codes to become manifest, via the use of tools.
In cosmic terms, the tools are elements that can receive and direct those messages. In our world, those tools are often us.
Which brings me back to the internet and the prophecies of ascendance into Light.
Today, much of the internet is passed around the world via fiber optic cables. Fiber optic cables do not use sound to carry such patterns. They use light.
Today, our world is much more connected than ever before. Even people in third world countries, living in homes with earthen floors without electricity or running water, often have a mobile phone and/or television in their local community.
The human race has become a cloud of information, receivers of the ‘patterns and messages of life‘.
Our modern world is built on the patterns and messages received by light and sound.
It may not be what we envisaged when the prophecies were first received, but we have already ‘transcended into Light‘.
Instead of God destroying us because we have strayed too far, we have been provided with knowledge on a level that has not been seen since Eve bit the apple in the garden of Eden.
We have been given great tools to manifest our existence.
What we do with that knowledge, and how we manifest our world with it from this point, however, is up to us.
Our choices, our integrity, our attitudes and opinions shape the world we live in.
How we pass on information, how much remains truth or is colored by our dreams or fantasies, good or negative, is relative.
What we believe in and what we stand for matters more now than in any other time in the history of human existence. For we are manifesting ‘God’s Word‘ in our creations, from the vehicles of Light and Sound.
‘God’s Word‘ is simply pure information and knowledge. God’s inherent faith and trust in us is that we can be wise enough to use it well.
To use it well, we have to stop thinking of ourselves as individual pieces, and more as particles of creation energy in a cloud of existence.
I have a daily ritual of chanting mantras. I use a set of 108 prayer beads to count each mantra set and do one full round. It takes me about an hour to complete the task, and then I meditate.
I never used to chant mantras so regularly, nor meditate every day, even though I believe in the efficacy of such rituals and actually create prayer beads that I sell to others. But after my life became more assailed than usual, I felt I needed a bit more help.
There are many in the world who follow similar rituals, regularly. Some of them buy my prayer beads. (Some just wear them).
At the suggestion of an indian guru, my mantras hail the vedic gods, Ganesha, Shiva, and Lakshmi – but they could be to any gods or goddesses, or to one god, or none at all.
Mantras are simply prayers invoking divine energies(creation energies), and divine energies don’t have to have a face or a name.
In my experience and beliefs, the essence of god has many faces and many names, and these are represented in every faith or religion throughout the world – and even in the faith people have in themselves or in just living, as atheists and agnostics do.
When I first began my mantra rounds, I was calling Shiva in his form of Bhairava. Bhairava is a fiercer aspect of Shiva, but more actively protective, which the guru thought I needed at the time. But as time passed, I felt that the energy was too strong and too forceful, and was not so good any more, so today I just pray my mantras to the all-encompassing Shiva and let him (the god) decide what form of his I need in my life.
As well, I added a joyful round of mantras to Vishnu/Krishna before closing that section with a Namaste to them all. And then finished with the buddhist ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’mantras, sending out waves of pink healing energy into the world, to give something back…
It’s not always easy to stay focused during my mantra rounds. Thoughts come and go even as I am uttering the words and names. I find myself constantly trying to refocus on the multiple candle flames I light in the room, or to breathe in the incense to reawaken myself, even though I always begin my mantra sessions with deep pranic breathing.
I think it is the higher vibrational energy that does it. My body gets more worked by it, and when I am so busy in my days or in my thoughts, already, it’s a natural reaction to drift, or even to nod off to sleep for a fraction of a second (more likely to happen when I do my mantras in a pre-dawn session).
I sometimes feel frustrated when that happens, because I think it is disrespectful to divine energies – though ‘they’ are telling me it’s okay, and that such thoughts belong only to human beings and the realm we live in. (Apparently, the divine is much more accommodating).
When I first started my mantra rounds, I used to focus extremely well, fired by the needs that began them. I would bring great concentration to bear on manifesting better conditions, and would quickly be flushed with a greater sense of empowerment, and noticed very quick changes going on in the world around me, afterwards.
Over time, again, I felt that such concentration was too forceful, and that things were not happening as naturally as they should. The sense of power also made me over-forceful in my daily relationships, causing friction, which I didn’t like.
Today, I am quieter and gentler in my chanting, but that also means I am more likely to drift or nod.
I contemplated this problem during my rounds, and as usual received an answer. I was told to not worry about focusing on manifesting the goodenergies of each divine being I was chanting to, but to just ‘sing my world into being.’
I was told to not worry about outcomes, and just trust that what needed to happen would happen. So I did, and after that some nice and interesting things began to happen in my life, bringing more hope back.
But then I began to be concerned about this ‘singing my world into being.’ I thought – what if I sung something quite ‘wrong’ into being? What if my drifting thoughts and micro snoozes set some ‘darker energy’ free to do its work?
I was surprised at the reply I got to those thoughts. I was told to trust myself. I was told to believe in my self. I was told to ignore the flaws and failings of my daily life, the ‘trips’ in my personality, the fallibility of my tongue, or the ‘breezes’ wafting my emotions.
I was reminded that the gods do not need to clear away distractions to do their work . To them, the noise of life was ‘white noise.’ No different to that of children trying to climb onto your lap when you are working. They just don’t think about it, and the work gets done. Like the parent of the child, they automatically deal with the ‘child’ whilst keeping focus on the work that needs to be done. It is the focus that counts.
It is said that just saying or hearing the mantras will set their energies in motion. But I wondered, nevertheless, how well my mantras were being set in motion if I was not really thinking of them while uttering them, or if I had nodded off for a moment between one set and another? Where was my focus?
Then ‘they’ told me that this was not about my mind. It was not about my heart. It was not about my physical body or its presence in the world. It was all about my spirit, and soul.
It was all about my essence, and the underlying factor of all my beliefs. It was about what my ‘truth’ would ‘sing into being’ if I could have everything the way my spirit or soul wanted it to be, or could imagine it to be.
I had to think about that. Stopped mid mantra to do so. Thought about what my soul aspired to – and realized with surprise that my soul effused ‘goodness’.
You may ask why I felt surprised, but it is simply that, having come so far through the ‘scathings’ of life I really don’t feel that ‘pure’ a lot of the time, any more. Damage has been done, that I felt must surely have ‘marked my soul’, no matter what good things I might still do in the world, or what efforts I make to reconnect with the divine through prayers or mantras.
However, I was ‘told’ that the ‘bottom line of my soul’ is not related to human arguments and conflicts, or to the difficulties that embroil me at times, or that embroil anyone. It is simply the underlying ‘truth’ of my existence.
It is the ‘essence’ of me that rises up from the ‘muddy bottom’ of physical life, through the ‘murky waters’ of thoughts and emotion, to become the ‘lotus flower’ spreading its petals under the ‘divine sun’. It is the ‘cosmic me’.
For life in this world is a schism between the mortal and immortal, the manifested and the never manifested, the physical and the divine.
I am a human being embroiled in the roleplays of a mortal life, but my soul and spirit are divine, and never stop ‘hearing’ the ‘symphony of stars’.
That is how I can focus even though my body is dealing with distractions.
That focus came from the intentions I set up in doing the mantras at all. It came from what I believed them to be, and from what I want from them – and that belief is far more than just being selfish… It is a belief in the ‘ultimate goodness of life’, that arose from everything I ever thought beautiful and everything beautiful I want my life to be.
This stems from my ‘soul’, and comes from hearing that divine music – the ‘symphony of stars’. When I flow with or ‘sing’ that ‘symphony’, I am truly alive and living. Thus, do I ‘become‘ and thus my world is ‘sung into being’.
Having had this mini revelation, I then ‘saw’Ganesha, dancing so freely,enjoying life just for the fun of being alive.
I ‘saw’Shiva, sitting in meditation, serenely contemplating all the galaxies in the universe, and accepting life for what it is, ‘warts’ and all, as beautiful.
I ‘saw’Lakshmi, not as the provider of wealth, but as the kind, generous and compassionate goddess, giving hugs freely and soothing troubled brows.
And I realized that the pure and unadulterated energy of ‘singing the world into being’ was what Krishna and Vishnu embodied. It was love – love of life, love of living, love of making the best of life and living, and love of being.
Iloved being alive, for all its flaws and failings, struggles, traumas, and tragedies – and if I had to choose, I would choose just as Ganesha, Shiva, and Lakshmi did in my vision – to dance the dance of life, to be able to meditate serenely without attachment to the whys and wherefores or attaining solutions, and to provide simple nourishment for the assailed souls of all beings so that they could also ‘dance’ and fully be alive.
You may call that a dream, but now I feel good about ‘singing my world into being.’
I trust theenergies of my deepest inner self to do what is ‘right’, to create what is ‘good’, and to manifest a better place despite what roleplays of life my mind, emotions and body may play out as I function outside my mantra sessions.
In this way, I feel I am manifesting changes in my life, from the inside out. And when I send out the ‘pink waves of love’, spreading from my ‘pebble in the pond of life’ chanting ‘soul mind’ at the end of each session, I feel like I am sharing something good and wonderful.
This is what I feel it means to ‘get in touch with your source.’ This is what I think it means to ‘know your core essence.’
The deep tap root of life that we brought with us into the world of manifestation is always there. We only need to look for it, and recognize it when we find it. And it is ‘good’, because we do not come into the world with damaged souls.
We come here ‘pure’ and amazed by the magical realm we have entered. And that awe and delight remains present, no matter how old we get or how much assails us, though it can seem to be buried under a ‘dung heap’.
When we ‘sing our world into being’ we ‘sing’ of that ‘magic’ that made us feel happy to greet each day as a child, before any damage ever began…
It’s not a ‘song’ as you physically know a ‘song’. It doesn’t come from your mouth. It doesn’t come from your mind, really. It doesn’t even come from your heart. It’s a soul memory, of who you really are, and who you really were, before you were born.
To gain access to that primal memory – first, you have to remember who you were as a child, before you ever got hurt.
Second, you have to remember how ‘fun’ it was to explore the world you were born into, then.
Third, you have to put aside the ‘damage’ that has happened, since, and just ‘dance the dance of life’, and in that way ‘sing your world into being’, just as you did way back then…
When your soul ‘sings’, all life becomes a symphony. Your mind re-attunes to the ‘music of the universe’. Your body becomes flushed with the ‘harmonies of life’.
What you emit, energizes.What you imagine, becomes. And the ‘lyrics’ of ‘universal love’ flow these words through you –
‘Let all beings be happy!’
That is more than a prayer. It is also an act. It is a manifestation that comes from innate choice, not forced, but natural – the choice of your ‘spirit’, living fully in its truth.
When your ‘spirit’ chooses to be happy, you will be happy, and others will feel your happiness and be affected by it – happiness is infectious.
When your ‘spirit’ chooses to have faith, you will find faith, and others will have faith in you – faith imbues.
When your ‘spirit’ chooses to smile, even when you don’t feel like smiling, smiling soon feels like the natural thing to do, and others will smile with you – smiling is a gift.
These innate choices allow your ‘soul‘ to ‘sing‘ and help you manifest a better life, not only for yourself but also for others – despite the distractions that come from the ‘white noise’ of living.
So, ‘sing’ your ‘world’ into being.
(Remember though: Like a germinating seed, the growth is from the inside to the out… and change takes time, with much occurring on the inside before the leaves of your ‘tree’ unfurl in the world – but there is a powerhouse of energy in that soul!)
I have been having some problems with my heart. It’s not the first time.
Many years ago, I was close to death because of an arrhythmia. I was given medication, then, to bring the beat back under control and should have been on that medication for the rest of my life. But after a year, I took myself off the medication, and have had no real problems since.
Recent health problems and outside stresses and pressures appear to have over-stimulated my heart again. It’s not quite an arrhythmia but it’s fast enough to be of concern.
I’ve been trying to heal myself with natural therapies and nurturing, this time – remembering how the medications I took years ago had such a bad effect on me. (Which is why I took myself off them as soon as I felt able to).
My husband is concerned I’m ‘playing with death‘, (especially since I previously had a ‘small’ heart attack), but for me death comes to us all, eventually. I do not believe I will die one moment earlier or later than when I am meant to die.
I am aware, however, that the quality of my life until my death is a mutable number of measure. It’s at least partially up to me as to whether I live my life in good health or bad, in good mind or bad, and especially in good spirit or bad.
My belief is also that if I am unable to control these factors, and they must be controlled by people or forces outside myself, then that is when ‘fate‘ or ‘destiny‘ is at work. All I feel I can do under those circumstances is to ‘wait things out‘ and ‘go with the flow‘.
Left to my own devices, though, I often don’t ‘go with the flow‘. I often ‘swim upstream‘ against the current.
I am often trying to ‘fit too many hours in a day‘, (which may also account for the speeding of my heart).
To keep myself in balance, I have a daily ritual of praying with my prayer beads (mala)and reciting mantras. It’s a way of focusing on the energies I want to establish in my life, with the help of my spirit and divine mentors.
For some time, now, despite my best efforts and most positive affirmations, I have felt very assailed, physically, mentally, and emotionally. So, after just trying to live through that and not seeming to get anywhere, I’ve recently been calling for more ‘help‘ than usual.
The result was quickly evident as I found the energy that had been lagging, and set to work ‘catching up on things’ I had not been able to do so well, before.
I was very grateful. But now I am paying the cost for this gift.
Having received it, I pushed myself too hard. I did not use the energy wisely but instead ‘burned myself out‘.
How can a gracious gift from the divine come with such a cost, you may ask?
Well, in my belief system – in the divine mind, there is no such thing as time or space.
In our universe, physical manifestation can only be ‘real‘ in time and space, so physical manifestation is not ‘real‘ to the divine because it exists in time and space.
I am therefore just a vision in the mind of the divine, and treated in the same way we invest in our own visions.
Some we pay attention to, some we don’t. Those we pay attention to become ‘real‘ only for as long as we dwell on them, and then dissipate.
When I asked for help, I believe this spurred a thought process in the mind of the divine, which wondered ‘what if‘ and then dwelled on that.
That ‘thread of thought‘ gave me what I wanted with no regard for the consequences, because in the mind of the divine there are no consequences. I am not ‘real’. I am just a figment of divine imagination.
Thus, I got what I wanted, and I got more than I wanted. And a lesson was learned.
(Which is what I believe is the key of our ‘existence’ – learning about the consequences of relationship with any element in our ‘manifest existence’… What we learn, the divine learns, about itself…)
So what was the lesson I learned (…or reaffirmed) ? Timing.
It is said that all things in the ‘manifest universe‘ happen in their ‘own time and place’, when they are ready.
Pushing those limitations may sometimes seem to be a good thing, because say – for instance – a door is stuck closed, and needs to be forced open so that traffic can go through again…
In the mind of the divine, however, the door is created from elements confined by the ‘laws‘ that shape the ‘physical universe‘. Like all elements in the physical universe, it is therefore as prone to change as any element of vision. In time, it dissipates – elements naturally break down and become something else, (like crumbling dust on the floor).
(Thesame in-built ‘laws of change’ will also see our bodies eventually die).
In my mind, the divine sees no need to force things, because change is inevitable.
We, however, do not have immortal bodies, so time is important to us. (While the divine may think we are just figments of its imagination, we feel very ‘real’ to ourselves!) As our bodies degrade with age, time is especially precious. If we have things we still want to do, there is a feeling that time is ‘running out‘.
Pushing open a stuck door can have consequences. Maybe a hinge comes off. Maybe the door was swollen and needs planing to move freely again. Maybe the lock doesn’t work so well after it has been busted open.
Our bodies are like that, too. When the natural state of things is forced, there are consequences to deal with.
When we force our way through time, trying to get more done than we can naturally do whilst keeping all else in balance and harmony, there are consequences.
In praying for more energy, because I did not want to spend too long resting and rejuvenating, or did not want to wait for more progress to arrive in its own good time, I got what I wanted. The door was forced open. But now things are racing ahead, and that includes my own heart…
Timing, therefore, is something we should all take into account.
Maybe that, too, is why such spiritual paths as Buddhism and Taoism espouse ‘living in the moment‘.
When you are ‘living in the moment‘, you are not thinking about the past, when you did so many things you now feel you have to live up to, and you are not thinking about the future, where you feel you have to make it measure up to or be more than your past. You are just being alive, moment to moment, and experiencing the fullness of each second. Just like Nature does.
Now, my own rashness and over-compelling desires have left me with the consequences of living in a human body in a physical world. I was my own ‘worst enemy‘ and so, despite wanting to keep progressing, I am now forced to rest and recover.
Even metaphysical healing takes time in the ‘real‘ world.
There are positives, though. I have more time to watch the beautiful green and red ‘king‘ parrots sitting in the jacaranda tree growing beside our lounge room patio, who are taking turns to feed on the honey-soaked birdseed cake hanging off the rustic bird house, hanging there.
With that sort of view, rest can be delightful!
(P.S. To those who might be concerned about my health, I’m not completely silly… I am also seeing a doctor to get things checked, just in case I do need some ‘outside help’ this time… It doesn’t hurt to have back up).
There are a lot of people who ply the concept of the ‘Law of Attraction‘ today. For many, this law includes the ‘Power of Positive Thinking‘ and the ‘Threefold Law‘ (e.g., the energy you send out comes back to you threefold).
I’m all for empowerment and self-empowerment. These are the modes I helped found our business with and which underlie much of what I do, today. However, I often find myself shaking my head about the way some people enact this empowerment, and how little it really empowers them because of a lack of understanding of the metaphysics behind the concept.
While many of my own concepts may seem to belong to ‘New Age‘ modes, I was educated via many different streams of metaphysical lore. Among those streams were ‘Tantra‘ and ‘Vedism‘, and other spiritual modes that not only include the ‘Law of Attraction‘ but also an awareness of the harsher facts of life in our cosmos.
I am therefore often blunt and forthright in the way I speak or write about these things, and don’t always use the ‘flowery sweet‘ words that others seem to want today when being addressed about such matters. I’m not very good at such social niceties because my interest lies in the ‘nitty gritty‘ and that sometimes means not sweetening how people take their dose of it.
That said, I’ve processed a lot of problems and difficulties on many different levels throughout my own life, and I am not just a spiritual being but inhabit a human body that is conformed by the laws that shape the world I live in.
Ergo, like any other human being I sometimes overreact to the judgement calls of others, and only later spring back into spiritual shape. On the other hand, I do have a great compassion and empathy for those who are also prone to the human condition.
I was recently contacted by someone who saw fit to accuse me of behaving badly because I responded vehemently to their uninvited and unfounded attacks upon me. I was told to beware of what would come my way because of my emotional responses, and this person then preached to me that they had good grounding to vindicate their attacks because they followed the ‘Law of Attraction‘.
It never once occurred to this person that my responses to their errant assaults might also be due to the ‘Law of Attraction‘. It never occurred to them that their responses to my responses were not in order, either.
In the course of my correspondence with them, I was suddenly complained to, and told that I did not care about them or their life, and was only concerned with my own. (Remember, this was a stranger to me). I was then given details of the problems besetting them, (in a way that said I should have already known them because I claim to have some psychic ability).
I found that astonishing because being psychic doesn’t work that way. I don’t go around with my ‘radar‘ on all the time, ‘sussing out‘ people and their problems, because I live in a human body that is naturally prone to emotions and the ideas that sometimes come from emotional reactions. If I kept myself fully open all the time, I’d just be making myself vulnerable to overload and break down.
So unless something important ‘rings a warning bell‘ inside me, or a message arrives via dream or meditation, or I am asked to focus on something in particular to examine, I act as any other human being does. I live a fairly ordinary life, like most people, most of the time.
As soon as this person revealed the problems underlying their attack upon me, I did focus on those problems and gave them an answer which, hopefully, will soothe them in time. The assault did, however, make me consider the ‘Law of Attraction‘ and how people process that law.
Let me say this. The ‘Law of Attraction‘ and the ‘Law of Karma‘ are exactly the same thing. However, I process those laws differently to what some others, (and even some of the spiritual streams I was educated in), do.
I do not believe in such laws existing simply to punish us when we ‘arewrong.’ I do not believe that such laws follow us from lifetime to lifetime, throughout reincarnational cycles, to punish us because we ‘were wrong.’
For me, such laws are simply guidance measures. As I understand it, both of these laws are simply the ‘Law of Consequences.’ This law has no agenda. It is simply an in-built mechanism programmed by the universe, (or the cosmos, or divinity), to enable us to learn and to stay on path to follow the destinies we set ourselves (or the cosmos set for us) prior to birth.
The ‘Law of Consequences‘ is put more simply in psychological terms as being the cumulative responses and returns from what we do, think, say, or act. In other words, we ‘reap what we sow.’
Just thinking positively, smiling a lot, trying to be serene, or enacting rituals or prayers to encourage divine attention to bless us, in my belief does not automatically give us the high ground of any ‘Law of Attraction.’
If you put your hand onto a hot stove, it may be burnt. If you try to swim without learning how to swim, you may drown. If you go out in the rain without an umbrella, you are likely to get wet. If you build your home at the base of a volcano, (which never really die), there is always a risk of being around when it erupts. I do not believe that any amount of smiling or trying to be serene in such circumstances is going to prevent or stop these facts from manifesting (though such modes can help you manage the results). These are simply the physical laws embedded in the cosmos you live in.
(It doesn’t mean bad things are always bound to happen, but it does mean there is a great likelihood of them happening because these are features of life in our cosmos).
My work is based on empowerment. I do believe in activating similar modes of serenity, peace, and adaptable attitudes toward the extreme vicissitudes of life. However, I am also honest in facing the facts that often the best that can be done is to be adaptable in attitude when it becomes apparent that some events are not able to be changed.
That is not being negative. It is not bad to think that way. It is just facing up to the facts inherent in all life.
I can think in such ways and still be the spiritually oriented person I am. I can think in such ways and still enact my own prayers, rituals, and healing modes. Thinking in such ways does not make me in error. I am simply trying to be in tune with the truth of the universe, where both good and bad can happen.
To accommodate this, think of the physical universe we live in. Beautiful and fascinating though it is, marvelously creating life and nurturing it, this universe is also an extremely volatile and destructive place. Planets collide. Galaxies get swallowed in black holes. Meteors apparently caused the dinosaurs to become extinct.
None of this makes our cosmos any less wonderful. None of it needs to shatter our faith in it or belief in divinity (unless we let it). We can face the facts about the harsh reality of being alive in our universe and still be in loving awe of it.
In our own world, all life is beset by difficulties at some time. No life gets by totally unscathed. Natural disasters and predators are ‘par for the course‘ for life on Earth. Even if we do nothing wrong to others or to the world for the whole time we are alive, bad things can happen to us, simply because we exist in vulnerable human bodies. I do not believe that this is a devil attacking us. I do not believe that this is evidence of evil in the world. For me, it is simply the ‘Law of Balance‘ being enacted.
In my view, just as (in Vedic and Buddhist faiths) every god has his goddess, every light has its shadow, and every male/active force has a female/passive balance, so does it mean that even the best human lives are beset with problems and challenges to deal with.
In my estimation, this does not mean that the humans thus beset are ‘bad people‘ or have been ‘behaving badly‘ and are therefore being punished. I believe it is just part of what happens when we incarnate into the ‘Game of Life.’
The bottom line for me in all existence is that we are not just human beings, not just animals, not just plants, trees or mountains, and not just water or sky. I believe that we are all spirit, and the manifesting elements of the divine… and that we are all immortal, so that when our bodies die we return to the ‘truth of spirit’ and merge with the ‘pool of creation‘ (or god’s mind) again.
For me, this means that it honestly does not matter what happens to our bodies or how we feel affected during our physical life, even if it does seem to hurt or damage us, or creates changes in our behavior from traumatic assaults, because we are not who we think we are.
(This does not mean I don’t care about people or don’t care what happens to me as a human being, or to those I love. I can be caught up in the pain and damage that comes from such events as much as any other person can be – but my perspective at a wholistic point of view is more detached).
What it means, in my view, is that our human lives are a ‘cosmic roleplay‘, that we are characters on the ‘stage of life,‘ and figments of ‘god’s dream,’ which all comes to an end when our bodies die – when we return to who and what we really are, and go on living our lives as spirit.
(I was once an actor and know well how you can bring to life a character in a play, who is affected by terrible things during the course of the play, yet at the end of the play my real self always walked away and I kept on living my own life after the play was over. That is how I view life in the human body. Spirit is to me our ‘real self’, and when the body dies, it goes on living its ‘true life’).
I believe that we are made to think and believe that our human selves are ‘real’ and that all we see and feel around us is ‘real‘. For me, the truth is that the cosmos has embedded some very powerful codes to ensure that our every sensory perception and thought acknowledges that ‘reality‘. (This type of coding is well known to astrologers).
I think that this is so embedded that even spiritually oriented people like myself get involved in that ‘reality’ when we behave like many other human beings and react to assaults upon us (like I did to my recent correspondent).
I’m not saying detach yourself from life and stop being a human being so you can avoid such pain and difficulty. (I do not believe in avoiding the difficulties of life, because I think we incarnated to experience certain things, and those things may come from processing such difficulties). Nor am I saying ‘reach for nirvana or heaven’ and try to transcend these worldly difficulties.
I know there are plenty of people who try to do that, today, and others who have done that in one form or another for the whole time humanity has been on Earth. (It’s what often happens in the spiritual streams I was educated in). Ascetics are taught to detach themselves from the world, to make themselves ‘pure,‘ and to ensure that they are ‘good enough‘ to be accepted by divinity and thereby earn their place in ‘heaven‘ or ‘nirvana‘ (or wherever else they believe their spirit goes when their body dies).
I don’t believe in such things. I don’t believe that we have to ‘make ourselves pure‘ or ‘earn our place‘ in divinity, though I do believe in a sort of ‘heaven‘ or ‘nirvana.’ (Which for me is just a dimensional shift, not really a place – but that’s another story).
For me, we are always ‘pure and innocent‘ as spirit, just as the universe is ‘pure and innocent‘ despite the volatility and violence that is sometimes enacted in it.
For me, we never have to earn our place in divinity because I believe we never stopped being divine. I believe we never left god and god never left us.
I also believe that we simply have been programmed to believe we are separate and experiencing things as a single human being in a world inherent with similar separations.
I think of these separations as only illusions that divinity has created in order to experience relationships. Without relationships, I believe that divinity could not examine itself or its theories effectively. Just as our dreams separate elements into characters, I believe so does the mind of the divine separate the elements of its dreams into us.
In my belief system, the way to transcend the pain and difficulties of life is not to leave it or aspire to leave it. Nor is it to pretend that everything will be okay if we just ask the cosmos to ‘make it all right‘, or to put our ‘heads in the sand‘ and try to ignore the ‘bad stuff’.
Sometimes, asking the cosmos for help does work, which is why metaphysical or spiritual healing can work, and why prayers can manifest results, but I don’t believe it is because we have asked something outside of ourselves to manifest ‘rightness‘. I believe it is because something inside ourselves (our own element of divinity, or higher self) recognizes that we have been holding ourselves back and that it is time to move into better manifestations, or because our connection with someone else stimulates the same in them.
(This does not mean that I do not believe in cosmic helpers of any kind, or that I do not believe in angels and guides and supernatural entities. I do, but in my experience each of these are limited in their ability to help us until we open ourselves to receiving. It is our selves that hold us back, and until we can move past those inner blocks, the supernatural entities outside us can do little but give support and comfort),
I believe we are divine. As elements of the divine, I believe we are always able to ‘spark a new thread in god’s mind’, to focus in a new way and manifest a new beginning – but first we have to overcome our own embedded programs that have set us on certain paths of manifestation, including what we believe are necessary challenges and obstacles.
If those challenges and obstacles are deemed by us as necessary to complete what we incarnated as human beings to examine, then I do not believe that any amount of praying will change them. That is no different to the metaphor of someone who is set on climbing a dangerous mountain, despite knowing that many others have died trying, or despite their friends and relatives speaking sensibly about the risks, because they really want to meet that challenge.
In such instances, when things are so well embedded, all we can do is adjust our attitudes, and to be flexible and accommodating toward the modes of existence, despite its challenges, obstacles, pain and tragedies.
That said, thinking positively can be a wonderful thing. Thinking about attracting good and positivity is also a superb action, in the main. These modes are not wrong, but they can be in error when those who use them believe that by thinking that way they will avoid all bad things in life.
I know that it really is possible to bluntly face the facts and darker aspects of existence, and accept them as ‘par for the course‘, and yet live a good life and be spiritual. These modes are the basis of Tantrism.
That brings me to those who consider themselves to be ‘lightworkers‘, ‘healers‘, etc.
I have often seen people who are spiritually advanced in every other way fall into a mess because they are being assailed by problems (as I did when my correspondent attacked me). I have heard them flail and question why such things were happening to them. (I’ve done it myself, for a brief time, on occasion).
Well, in my summation, (apart from acknowledging that they are incarnate in a human body, undergoing the human condition in a pre-programmed world of sensation), I believe that the reason why they are assailed is because they are healers. (That is the revelation that came to me from my recent correspondence).
Just as a doctor is sought out in a hospital by those who are sick, when someone follows the path of ‘light work‘ or ‘metaphysical or spiritual healing’, or even of ‘psychic counseling‘, they are opening up the ‘Law of Attraction‘, and those who need their help will come to meet them, even if their needs are not immediately obvious.
If you are on a ‘path of higher aspiration‘, you will be challenged along the way, to ensure that it remains the ‘right path‘ for you. This is no different to sitting examinations in school, the results of which determine what career you may actually be suitable for.
If you are on a path of manifesting a ‘call to healing‘ or a ‘call to counseling‘, those who need healing or counseling will be in contact, one way or another.
It happens that when such people come into our lives, they are not always obvious. When such conditions challenge us, we don’t always recognize them for what they are straight away – but they have arrived in answer to the ‘call’ we put out. They arrive in answer to the ‘energy we emit‘.
Those who live spiritual lives are not excused from the laws manifesting in the world. Great spiritual leaders have often made mistakes, (albeit temporary ones), on their path to progress. They also got sick, sometimes, and eventually died. They were not exempt from the conditions of life.
Those who follow ‘paths of light‘ today are also going to be challenged by the physical world, and its by-products of emotion and thoughts. That’s just what happens to anyone manifesting in a human body. Hey, it is said that even Jesus cried out on the cross in an anguished moment, believing that god had abandoned him.
I do not believe that, just by declaring you are ‘following the Law of Attraction‘, manifesting ‘positive thoughts’, doing all the ‘right things‘, or enacting all the ‘right prayers or rituals‘, it will make one iota of difference if any part of what you expect to ensue from these are ‘just not meant to be‘ for you, right now.
What makes sense for me through all of these conditions is not an attitude of ‘ignorance is bliss‘ or of ‘empowering yourself by magic or prayer or positivity‘, alone Those who have ever used those modes will know they don’t always work (although it doesn’t hurt to try, because it is difficult sometimes to tell if it’s the right time or not).
Nor do I think that the reason such forms of empowerment don’t work sometimes is because some ‘malign entity is doing dirty work’ against the people trying to use them, or because those people are ‘in error‘ or have ‘behaved badly‘. What I believe is that those people need to find the correct way through the problems besetting them, and that this is usually by learning or finding the skills inherent in themselves to deal with them.
If you think of life as an extremely elaborate computer game and yourself as the hero within it, you may understand that every hero is either born with innate skills or finds treasure and knowledge along the way, to meet whatever comes.
(That’s the nature of magic – the mage gains knowledge and acquires skills to achieve wisdom and self-mastery).
In my view, the greatest skill each and every human being is born with is an ability to adapt. Even those who are highly disabled and extremely limited in life seem to be born with this inherent ability, which enables them to cope despite what assails them.
Therefore, I don’t see facing and acknowledging the flaws and challenges in life or in the lives of those we interact with as bad.
I believe that every healer needs to know the problems that must be healed. I believe that every healing must come from revealing what needs to be healed. I think that by facing and confronting such conditions, we are not condemning or rejecting them but viewing and admitting their need for healing – and I feel that this is the same truth whether the need for healing and refreshment is physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.
I feel that, by centering yourself in the idea that you are divine spirit using the avatar of a human body to interact with a pre-programmed world of challenges, you can meet whatever comes until ‘game over‘ is declared.
You can call that the ‘power of positive thinking‘, or ‘engaging thelaw of attraction‘ to manifest self-empowerment, or whatever you like. I call it truth.