Consciousness

Living A Directed vs. A Dictated Life ~

Living A Directed vs. A Dictated Life ~

Expanding on last week’s topic of Exploring Identity, let’s look at the differences between a dictated life and a directed one.

A dictated life is the result of conscious or unconscious compliance with our conditioning and the ego’s demands.

A directed life, one that is directed by Essence, true consciousness, authenticity, or, in the case of those who want to be awake, Source, is different. Authentic immersion in the Infinite directs a life. Source will never, and I use that word consciously, never dictate.

Exploring Identity ~

Exploring Identity ~

Skills, talents, abilities, wisdom gained… These are the things we fear to lose when we dissolve Identity. This fear keeps us stuck in ego.

Identity is an archetypal blueprint that sets limits within which we live our lives. Here is how it works.

Expanding Inward ~

Expanding Inward ~

Supernovae can briefly outshine entire galaxies and radiate more energy than our sun will in its entire lifetime. They're also the primary source of heavy elements in the universe. Their example is that the brightest light creates the heaviest particles of density. Duality-r-us.

What if a supernova turned inward? What then? What if the implosion threw off the heavy elements and the ensuing fusion of bonded light elements created something ~ new ~? What if that is what is happening to us right now?

Let's Talk Confusion and Trust ~

Let's Talk Confusion and Trust ~

Amidst all the chaos of these times, there is confusion. "Let's be clear about confusion," she says, grinning. Confusion is a state of mind, and sometimes feelings, that does not touch your essence. It has no effect whatsoever on your essential nature.

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New Moon, Re-Set, Go!

New Moon, Re-Set, Go!

Have things felt oddly odd and unsettled and... {insert weird disturbances here} since the Solstice?  That has been the shake-up-and-out and those were the paws before the turbo booster. Some paws had claws, some sported fins and flippers, some had mermaid tails or other strange appendages.  The question you want answering is... WTF????  And, with all of the change, why do some things still feel stuck?

Edge-Running: The Way of Daring ~

Edge-Running: The Way of Daring ~

What is it to live life on a bit of an edge, with a bit of edginess, or to dance upon that "Razor's Edge" made famous by Somerset Maugham's book of that name? So what does edge-running really mean? It sounds as though one lives life a bit dangerously, and it can mean that, yes. The danger lies in risking how one is perceived by others, and sometimes oneself, by leaving a status quo life far behind. A life of "quiet desperation", to quote Thoreau, was never going to be mine. How about you?

Unexpected Transitions ~

Unexpected Transitions ~

What to expect from unexpected transitions? About what you'd expect. Yes, I'm joking you. Writing from a wayside café in the Highlands of Scotland, hearing the 'voices of home' in the background, I can only shake my head at the twists and turns that have brought me here.

Where is here? I truly couldn't say. Though yesterday was a bit of a clue.

Once Upon A Solstice ~

Once Upon A Solstice ~

The cool thing about this Solstice, in particular, and all of them together, is that an opening into a transmission of light of this magnitude is an itinerary busting event. What does the Monopoly game call it? A Get Out of Jail FREE card! A prize of wish-fulfilling jewel quality!


Coming Full Circle ~

Coming Full Circle ~

As the oceans evaporate, the skies deliver precipitation, and the rivers return that flow to the sea, all things come full circle. This applies to our patterns as well as to nature {of which we are a part}. We cycle through our incarnations, learning as we go, in order to come full circle.

Lately, it feels like coming full circle every hour or two, the end-over-end rotation culminating in either a face plant or some kind of reactive face-saving activity. Neither of these coping mechanisms will serve us. We are aware of that, as we find our moments of stillness and joy. Then we are flung into the spin cycle once again.

When Truth Sets Us Free ~

When Truth Sets Us Free ~

Jacques Cousteau is quoted as saying "When we return wild animals to nature, we merely return to them what was already theirs. For men cannot give wild animals freedom. They can merely take it away."

We Don't Know What We Don't Know ~

We Don't Know What We Don't Know ~

This concept is well known in all circles of 'inner work' but what about its impact in our lives when we or those around us do not practice uncovering our blind spots?

I am writing about this because I have heard myself say, over and over of late, "Are you deaf, dumb and blind, Tommy?!" ~ psychically, of course, because rude unless the person is a direct student of mine and mostly because the individuals in question would not hear it anyway.

The Impact Zone ~

The Impact Zone ~

The recent new moon produced a wave of transformation, whose immediate after-effects are an impact zone. More important than any alignment is the way in which we surf the impacts of what is changing in our lives. Surfing advice ‘101’.

Is Your Love Strong Enough?

Is Your Love Strong Enough?

What would you do if someone you love was in danger? We all think we know the answer to that, right? Something along the scale of 'whatever it takes' to 'it depends.' 

What if that someone or something was clinging to the very thing that was the cause of every trouble, every nightmarish occurrence, every hurt, and would ultimately cause the demise of your someone or something? What if the very thing they cling to is that which will pull them under?