You can’t be Grateful if you are hateful

Last weekend, all over Australia, people took to the streets to “March in March”. It seemed they were furious with a relatively new prime minister for reasons that displayed a clear lack of Gratitude for a political system that works very well compared to many in the world, and was marked by hateful angry attacks on the man himself.

Of course, in a democracy, it is everyone’s right to voice their opinion. But, i wondered about the benefit of such a vitriolic display on the protesters themselves. There’s a Zen proverb that says “Hate injures the hater, not the hated.” The hate-mongering represents a symptom of a growing trend, the refusal to take responsibility for our woes and to blame government. In fact, social ills are not the government’s fault. Government is a handy scape-goat until you really See what is responsible; the collective human mind that believes its Good is separate from its Self.

We, not Knowing this Truth, fall under the unconscious veil of blame for the apparent lacks we suffer. What is the remedy? Not venomous protests. Gratitude dissolves hate because it dissolves the forms of hate, but you can’t be hateful and Grateful at the same time. Can you be Truly Grateful for your job and simultaneously hate corporate profits? Can you be Grateful for your spouse while you hate your in-laws? Can you be Grateful that you live in a democracy and hate the incumbent leader? No. It’s contradictory and hypocritical. Gratefulness and hatefulness are mutually exclusive, so while we hate, we cut ourselves off from our own Good. While we hate, forms of hate will keep surfacing for us to hate.

Hate turns our efforts to be grateful into ineffective and disingenuous lip-service. The venomous emotion that we hold under the surface actually feeds the collective human psyche and creates discord. Gratitude dispels it. But the way forward is not to create a new subject for blame by hating the protesters. They are only doing what they believe to be right. Forgiveness is the sister of Gratitude because both emanate from Love.

Be Grateful for whatever you receive, Forgive those who you believe are withholding. That way, we open Consciousness for the Infinite Gifts of Love to fulfil every need.

Let’s not march to complain, let’s march to be Grateful.

Bad isn’t bad in the right order of things

Good vs. BadIn our ignorance, we assume the order of things is this;

  1. Bad physical appearance happens outside our control. (eg. we “catch” a cold.)
  2. followed by our opinion; “That situation is bad”.
  3. As much as possible, we try to change bad to good. (eg. with pills or rest.)

But, before the bad situation appeared, this is what happened;

  1. Humans believe their Good is not Permanent. (eg. we believe our health can fail by succumbing to a cold virus.)
  2. Therefore, desire for good and fear of bad develop into opinions about “good” and “bad”. (eg. well and sick.)
  3. Mind projects the opinions “outwardly” as forms of “bad”. (eg. the threatening cold virus.)
  4. Not knowing we “created” the “bad” situation, we feel that we can only respond to it. (eg. by “catching” a cold.)
  5. This reinforces our belief that the bad physical appearance is outside our control,
  6. followed by our opinion; “That situation is bad”.
  7. As much as possible, we try to change bad to good. (eg. with pills or rest.)

However, once We are Aware that We are in charge of the Mind, We suddenly Realize the right order of things;

  1. I Am Conscious that I Am the Infinite Source of My Life and My World,
  2. Mind Reveals the Knowing that Me and My Good are One – Peace, Joy and Harmony appear as Form.
  3. No opinions or discord required. (eg. cold virus has no power over us)

Consciousness Is All Good.

How we manifest problems by thinking we are “in” our body.

English: Homeless man, Tokyo. Français : Un sa...
English: Homeless man, Tokyo. Français : Un sans abri à Tokyo. Español: Persona sin hogar, en las calles de Tokio. Türkçe: Evsiz adam, Tokyo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nothing bad can happen to you without your permission!

But, i don’t give permission for my problems to manifest.

Actually, you think you only give permission for the good things that happen to you, but, that is because you don’t really know who you have allowed to do your thinking.

The thinker (the one you think you are) believes it is “in” your body. But by persisting with this belief, we have inadvertently handed over our “consciousness” to a limited problematic “self”.

Don’t believe Me?

Our definition of “conscious” is to be “aware of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.” (dictionary.com) This would suggest that our body must be awake for us to be “conscious”. That makes us dependent on our body for our “consciousness”. But, during sleep, our bladder holds, our body rolls over a few times, our stomach digests, our heart pumps, and our lungs breathe. Obviously, there is “something” else that is Awake or Conscious, functioning our body to our benefit while we sleep. But, by our own definition, it can’t be our “conscious” self.

Despite our unconsciousness, we trust this “something” to provide rest and rejuvenation and to wake us (and our body) up in the morning. Why do we trust it? Because, deep down, We Intuitively Know that this “something” is Our Consciousness in its fullness. It is not an alien Life-force or Universal energy that our intellect would like us to believe exists, or, some outside “God” of religion. Our Body functions while we sleep because it is being Activated by the same Consciousness that functions our Body while we are awake. That Consciousness Is Us, You and Me; Infinite, Immortal and Eternal. Can Infinite Consciousness be confined to a body that sleeps?

In fact, if the intellect didn’t “wake up” and interrupt proceedings, We, Our Consciousness, would Provide everything we “need” for our existence, like It does for every other creature in the Universe. Do birds worry about their health; are there any homeless fish; do bees fight over a flower; are there poor elephants? Yes, Our Consciousness is the same Consciousness that Provides, Maintains and Sustains the Universe.

Then, why is it that we humans are the only ones that suffer with a vast number of problems?

We suffer because we identify with the intellect that believes it is “in” a body, and, therefore, we think the only way to be “conscious” is to be not-sleeping.

The Truth Is that Consciousness is All that We can be Conscious of, and, that must be Infinite. Therefore, there is nothing outside Our Consciousness. That means, even though we seem to be “in” a body separate from everything we need for our existence; food, clothing, a home, money, work, friends, health, peace, happiness, etc, all those things, (just like the rest we expect when we sleep), are really “within” Our Consciousness.

When we lack Consciousness of this Truth, that’s when we open ourselves to problems.

How?

Well, when you are ignorant that you are Infinite Consciousness, you, the thinker, doesn’t Trust this Source to Provide for all your “needs”. Instead, the “conscious” you interrupts the Intuition and takes over your mind with its doubts and fears about its life-in-a-body. As a result, you start to depend on this “separate” body for your existence.

    • When your body needs food, you are hungry,
    • When your body needs rest, you are tired,
    • When your body loses the roof over its head, you are homeless,
    • When your body contracts a disease, you get sick,
    • When your body has an accident, you are injured,
    • When your body ages, you get old,
    • When your body fades away, you die

But, you are not “in” your body. It is the other way around. Your Body is “within” You, Your Consciousness.

And, if you Know that Your Body is the expression of Your Infinite Consciousness, You would also Know that nothing could happen to Your Body without You. Can Infinite Consciousness be hungry, tired, homeless, sick, unhappy, lonely, old and dead?

If not, where does that leave the “conscious” self-in-a-body and its problems? Nowhere! They were only a thought conjured up by the thinker pretending to be you. Problems cannot manifest with Consciousness.

How to NOT cure the common cold.

i love that word “not”. When it’s put in a sentence unexpectedly, it makes you do a double-take. What? Why would we not want to cure the common cold…or any other ailment for that matter? Normally we are waiting eagerly for the next scientific breakthrough; the next remedy or medicine; the next magical affirmation or the next preventative technique. The secret is, there is no “you” to catch a cold, and therefore no “virus” with any power over you. So what do we need all these cures or preventions for?

The only You there is, Your True Identity, Knows nothing of disease or health because it’s nature is Omnipotence. One Power. Only by developing a Consciousness of Your True Identity, will You know that there is neither disease nor health. Just Isness (no opposites) because there is no “you” to be sick or well.

Think about it…Could a cold virus have power next to your Consciousness of Omnipotence? If we Knew there was only One power, could a cold have power over that One Power? But when we “catch” a cold, that’s effectively what we have admitted. If we could be absolutely convinced of One and only One Power, what chance would a measly cold virus have?

However, if we put our reliance on the “outer” we are immediately fearful of a power of disease because we have forgotten that We (that One Power) can’t be affected by disease. The “evidence” of the “fact” of disease is overwhelming. Just spend a day at the local hospital and you’ll be convinced that there is disease. But it is only a consciousness that admits disease that gets disease. The disease is not separate from the consciousness that produced it. Have you noticed, no sooner do we invent a cure for one disease, another more wierd and wonderful version pops up? Because the consciousness that “caused” the problem of disease cannot eradicate it.

Believing we can eradicate disease and believing there is a disease to eradicate is the problem!

This morning, i woke up with that familiar tickly throat and heavy body associated with the beginnings of a cold. The false self, i, would not know any better and would resign its self to spending the next few days feeling miserable. But my True Identity, I, doesn’t know anything about i let alone its erroneous activities. i falls for a self-created universal hypnotism that believes in the power of the cold virus over a vulnerable “me” that is simply tempting that same “me” to believe it. But can Infinite Omnipotent Intelligence get sick?  Being Receptive to my own Infinite Consciousness must therefore eventually nullify the effect of sickness because Consciousness of Infinity and sickness cannot coexist!

Of course, this is a totally radical Idea that the thinking human mind will reject. But we are not appealing to that mind. Our Mind is the One Mind and it is Invulnerable, Changeless and Immortal. Again, I ask you, can some piddling sickness override that?

Sit quietly, remind your Self of Your True Identity as neither well nor sick, wait for an inner confirmation that this is, in fact, True. Then watch the symptoms lose their so-called power. Omnipotence doesn’t do anything to the disease. Consciousness Reveals it was never a power in the first place. But don’t leave out the vital point…Your Consciousness Is the only Power, because Consciousness Is All there Is, and You are That!

we don’t cure the cold. we don’t even protect ourselves against it because that would admit the reality of a power separate and apart from the One and only Power, Your Illumined Consciousness which is Omnipotent. Does that mean we don’t look after ourselves? No, but it is not you, of yourself, that can do anything to prevent illness anyway. Consciousness will Reveal the “healthy” course to take as a consequence of surrendering “your” agenda.

It might take a day, a week, a month, a year or a decade. But persistent pondering and meditation on the Idea of Omnipotence will eventually reveal the Truth. You will then Be Conscious that the so-called power of the common cold was never there to cure or prevent. In the Presence of Consciousness, the “power” of a cold virus or any other ailment, cannot function. The Real You is not subject to any outside influence, therefore the common cold does not need to be cured!