We Are the Product of What We Believe

“We are the product of what we believe.” This sutra holds within it infinite depth in its efficacy and application if we are adventurous enough to explore it. What we have been told from spirituality and recent discoveries in quantum and theoretical physics is that our reality is actually a holographic experience (dream-like) in which we are perceiving our reality through the filters of our beliefs, judgments, and therefore spectrum for what we believe is possible. According to science and spirituality the Infinite I/Divinity is creating everything and anything for us according to what we are aligning our beliefs and perceptions …

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What We Resist, Persists

“What we resist, persists” This is a commonly mentioned adage/sutra that holds enormous power if we truly understand its full depth. The premise for this sutra is that ironically what we don’t want will continue to appear in our experiences so long as we continue to feed it energy – even if it is ‘not wanting’ it. The concept is, we will perceive/experience what it is we are aligning with or choosing to believe in. So this means if we believe life is hard and we have to struggle to make things happen for us then we will continue to …

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Te Amo (My Radha Devotional)

My Radha Devotional “A sage once said, how shall I to open my heart, old friend? It is forbidden for me to speak. I am about to die for lack of a kindred soul to understand my misery. Simply by looking into her eyes I find the Beloved of my Heart. But rare is such a soul, who swims in Ecstatic Bliss on the high tide of Heavenly Love.” – Rampriya Das This song is a reflection of my devotion and love expressed to the Divine in the form of worshiping Her as my eternal lover. This form of expression …

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How Do You Balance Self-Respect with Compassion? Don’t We Have to Give Selflessly out of Love?

Q: How do you balance “self-respect” with compassion? Don’t we sometimes have to “give” selflessly out of love? A: Great questions, let’s explore them. First, know that to love ourselves and have self-respect does not necessary entail being stereotypically ‘selfish’ or otherwise non-compassionate. The point is to simply only extend compassion if it is genuine. If it genuinely brings us joy and is what we want in the moment, then being compassionate, kind, and considerate of others is completely in alignment with loving ourself, because after all it is in fact what we want. We should always only do what we …

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Transcending the Themes of Consciousness: Awakening to the Salvation of Unconditional Love (Part 3/3)

Salvation is Unconditional Love Unconditional love is the level of salvation, which is the freedom of being completely forgiven and liberated from all negativity/ignorance/’sin’, and its energy field is truly Heaven within. There is nothing that can possibly affect us and all is seen with an equal eye. Everything is lovable and everything is seen as divinely perfect, there is no guilt ever possible again. There can be no more resistance, all is forgiven, all is accepted, all is finally understood as the projection of Self. (Recall, how we perceive the world is only a projection of our self-perception) The …

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Transcending the Themes of Consciousness: Awakening to the Salvation of Unconditional Love (Part 2/3)

The Mind The path of the mind (Advaita) can be sophisticated and cunning and requires constant psychological analysis and inner work regarding the nature of the ego and radical self-inquiry. The ego mind is the most cunning of all con artists and is in fact the greatest con there ever was. Simply put, the mind wants us to think that it is who we really are. It wants us to think that its thoughts are ‘our’ thoughts and that we in fact a dualistic ego. In Reality this is simply not true. The mind is a tool just like the …

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Transcending the Themes of Consciousness: Awakening to the Salvation of Unconditional Love (Part 1/3)

Dedicated to the Task As one awakens inner courage and bravery necessary to continue the evolution commitment becomes dominant and the concordant escalated level of happiness is in itself very rewarding as one becomes increasingly liberated from the seductions of ignorance and the narcissistic, ‘negative’ emotions. With the courage to accept one’s consequences and see life as an experience for growth, the development of true qualities of self-love and inner happiness begins. During this period there are various challenges and obstacles that arise as one learns to perfect self-compassion, forgiveness, and maintain a constant remembrance of innocence in order to …

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Being Honest with Ourselves

With an understanding of projection let us now explore applications of this new found awareness. Since everything is purely subjective and within us this means that literally we are the only ones who decide how we feel in every moment. This means that all love, happiness, fulfillment, contentment, and satisfaction in life is purely up to us and only us. There is no thing or person who can actually make us happy, feel loved, or right. It is only our own choice. Out of inspiration provided from recent discussions with friends, the following may be useful guidance pertaining to remembering …

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Understanding Projection – Others’ Opinions Are Not Personal

   In light of the recent discussions regarding the themes of awareness and the ego and its attachments, let us further discuss the concept of projection. Once the ego has formulated its belief systems and established its sense of identification within its energetic theme of consciousness it then perceives all of life with such accepted intentions. This then becomes the source of all opinions, perceptions, values, interests, and ultimate subjective experience of life. However, all of which are relative and only true within the field of awareness from which they are arising in. Meaning, to one theme there are certain values …

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The Evolution of Compassion

Developing compassion has been on my mind lately and I’d like to take a few moments to share some thoughts that have occurred to me. I hope that they may assist in your own understanding and growth. Respecting the Relativity of Truth We start by understanding a working definition of compassion as something that is developed through a deep understanding of another being’s reality. True compassion can only come from a realization of their truth. In other words compassion can only come from surrender of our personal ego perspective. It is only once we let go of our own ego/belief …

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A Perspective on Vulnerability and Judgment

I would like to share a few thoughts on vulnerability and judgment that occurred to me as a result of pondering the previous post.  It seems that we hold back from expressing our true selves because we are censoring ourselves one way or another. We are censoring ourselves because we are not unconditionally loving ourselves, one way or another we are withholding Love from ourselves. One of the most common methods of withholding Love and acceptance is through judgment. Judgment is a barrier to unconditional love since judgment is a dualistic system that can not abide within the realms of …

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A Perspective on Unconditional Love

Let Go of Right and Wrong     Unconditional love is letting the other be ‘right’ by realizing there in fact is no right or wrong. We do not need to get so attached to a particular position of rightness for it is only our ego attachments that invest in such a vanity of pride such as, only my perspective is correct. Within non-attachment there is a complete reduction in ego inflation and staunch positionality (position of opinion that is taken and then defended out of investment) and it is replaced by only appreciation for all of life. The ‘other’ therefore, is not …

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Learning to Love Ourselves

  Loving ourselves is the most important aspect of all psychological and physical healing and personal growth. However, remembering/learning to love ourselves can ironically be one of the most difficult things to do in our life. Loving ourselves was intended to be the most natural and easiest thing for us to do and yet our conditioning and culture has taught us otherwise, in fact many believe that it is natural to not love ourselves! Think about how all advertising works, for example, making us feel incomplete and imperfect without whatever it is they’re trying to sell. The consumer culture breeds …

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All Love is Within

This is a continuation of journal entries: So the trick is to remember that all we have to do is turn within, all we have to do is be filled with love and joy and everything else will come to us and fall into place. And in fact, the happier and stronger sense of all these radiant, Godly, qualities that we embody the faster things will come to us. Conveniently, thoughts and feelings more aligned with unconditional love and positivity are far more powerful and stronger than thoughts of fear and negativity. So in other words the more in line …

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