(A Quest for Truth)
If you ask most people “how well do you know yourself” they’d either look at you funny, or they’d say: “That’s a silly question; of course I know myself!” But do they really? Do you!? What is yourtrue nature? Are you really as honest as you think you are?
To Know thyself means this: To look in the mirror. Not the one on the wall but your “inner” mirror. How much does this mirror reflect you accurately? Do you understand why you act the way you do? What your buttons are that certain people seem to push.
DO you know who really makes you angry, sad, or happy?
My guess is that right now many reading this are making a list of people who bring up certain emotions. People they like or don’t like to varying degrees. Some people may have made you angry or hurt you in some way. Others may have made you feel special.
Most of us look to others to get our feelings. We blame others for how we feel. It doesn’t matter how they make us feel, we usually give other people or circumstances credit or blame for our happiness or the lack of it.
But to REALLY Know thyself means this: That you have taken an inner journey. You’ve asked yourself the tough questions! Like for instance. Why is it that every time this person or this circumstance, comes around, I feel ________ (fill in the blank)
So let’s talk about it!
What I’ve learned from studying myself, other people, and reading tons of books (Trying to understand why “ people hate me” “Others have but I don’t” etc). is this.
That It’s not about other people! It’s about ME!
The reason I saw other people “hating me” or why I hated them and all that garbage, was simply because they were placed there to reflect how I saw myself! Some aspect of myself was/is there for me to see. Usually we are unwilling to look at this in this way because it is too painful to admit that we ARE like that! So we lie to ourselves until we believe that we are not! We’ve convinced ourselves that the lie is true.
It’s a tough lesson to be sure! It is also a lesson that really never ends.
While you may reject this Idea; I hope you’ll keep reading long enough to see my point of view & just explore it as a possibility!
Let’s start with a phrase people say all the time. “Man that person needs to look in the mirror!” or ”Why doesn’t so & so see what they are doing?”
Notice how the finger is always pointing outward at others in those statements? How often do we stop and look at our own “mirror”? Most people get so busy pointing out the behaviors of other people, they don’t have time to stop and think about the times they’ve acted the same way! We don’t point the finger at ourselves and when we do, we feel guilt, anger, shame and depressed.
We all do this! The point is to be aware of it; catch ourselves at it and take responsibility for it!
With practice, and over time, you’ll begin to notice a slight but ever increasing change. By adding the question: “When haveI acted this way or similarly?”. You’ll begin to notice an ever increasing awareness of your own behavior.
AH! Now your beginning to “know thyself”! Once you know you have the one tool you need to fix it! AWARENESS!
Of course everyone has awareness! If we didn’t we couldn’t function! But the awareness I’m speaking about, is being aware of what you are focusing on that makes your life less than you desire. Then making the necessary changes.
This leads us to the topic of perception!
We all perceive things differently. Which is what makes us not only unique, but interesting as well!
Can you imagine life if we all had the exact same views? Pretty boring I would think!
But having perceptions that don’t serve us is the reason so many of us get into trouble! If you think about it; it is the reason we have wars and prisons etc.
All the “good or bad” things in this world stem from someones thought process. Which was then filtered through their perception.
So getting back to awareness and linking it to perception is an important link! When someone tells you to “get real”. What they are really saying is that they only disagree with your perception.
We all do this!
Which begs the question: what is true? If everyone has a different view of truth SOMEBODY is either lying or misinformed! So who is doing what? Who’s lying? Who’s misinformed? WHO or WHAT can I trust!?
Pretty scary isn’t it?
Some might say to trust Jesus, others may say Buddha, the government, or any host of things or ideas! But now we get back into that circle again don’t we? We each have a different view of who or what these things are!
That’s why we have different religions and governments etc etc.
“FRUSTRATIONS” OF HOLY SPIRIT
(Holy Spirit teaches)
So many think that being “Spiritual” means going to your “Happy place” and feeling all gushy with the emotion of love. While that is a noble attempt at embodying the principles God would have you remember; it simply falls far short of a truth that cannot be put into words!
How do you define or explain formlessness to a world that only understands form?? How can one USE form to define that which has no form!??
The best you can do is point to it!
Even THAT is inadequate!!!
But I teach it, if you would but listen.
There is nothing to do! No goal to achieve! No “Happy place” you need to find!! You don’t have to reach for what is already HERE! “BE STILL & KNOW THAT I AM GOD”
Means EXACTLY that!! To stop running to or from some IDEA and just notice that you are! All you need is to take but a moment! Look and notice that you are consciousness experiencing yourself!
Shhhh be still! Add nothing! Take nothing! Just as Jesus & The Buddha’s teach!
(Jesus teaches) The “frustration” of the Holy Spirit comes not from judgment; nor disgust. For nothing of the kind could come from him. The frustration comes from Holy Spirit’s ONLY desire! That you quiet yourselves, taking no thought, and let him teach! Only then can you find the truth of the words ” PEACE, LOVE and JOY” that he would have you learn.
(Holy Spirit teaches)…
ALLOW AND LET IT COME! Nothing you do will make it happen. There is no concept for you to understand. The mind cannot conceive it, nor give birth to it. To attempt to do so is the cause of all human suffering.
Let it go!
You cannot DO stillness! But you can BE still!
You cannot do allowing. Yet you can allow.
So it is with all things. Yet you notice it not!
There is no purpose for your existence other than to experience the joy of it.
Yet even this you do not see!
While you sleep, you dream of being awake. Dear child, wake up now from your slumbering dream!
For this dream is a nightmare you do not want!
There is no cause for alarm or fear upon waking from a dream.
Only the realization of the truth.
It was just a dream!
What a relief in true knowledge awaits you!
Wake up Dear child! Wake up.
Please know that these words are not my own!
While my fingers typed them. I was “told” what to say! Honestly I feel kind of weird even telling you this! I never believed much in channeling, Trust me! But there it is! And here I am trying to wrap my head around it every time it happens to me. Which isn’t often, but this isn’t the first. Still kind of freaks me out though.
But when it does happen. The beauty and truth of the words that come, are beyond me! I often have to read what was written to even know what was said! When I do read it; I often get a lump in my throat at the shear beauty of the words that came through me! That’s how I feel now! Simply AMAZED!! And so grateful to be used as a conduit for such loving and beautiful messages! Thank you Spirit!!
So to “Know Thyself” is to get in touch with your own TRUE nature which is only love. Who do you know that does not look for this? Even the plants and animals seek and show love and affection! Find and Grow this within yourselves and Heaven will show up because the Love within you is where Heaven IS! How you do that is YOUR business! There are as many ways to to seek “Heaven” or Love as there are people! There is no wrong or right way to do this; only right and wrong perceptions of what LOVE IS. Your heart IS my heart! I love you all!