Living as a vibrational being, Part 3: Choose your vibration; choose your experience.

(This is part 3 of a 4-part blog.)

In this blog post I offer examples of a series of situations that I feel could be instructive to help you to learn how to shift your way of perceiving and experiencing your world into a more energetic or vibrational way of being. Actually, learning how to “feel” your way through life rather than think your way through life can be very practical as well as liberating.

Here is a real-world example: You routinely walk into your place of work one morning and sit down at your desk and begin your normal work regimen. Within a minute or so a co-worker comes up to you and starts to very negatively complain about the boss and she just won’t stop. She is very intense and totally preoccupied. There is no stopping her, you can’t get a word in edgewise.

As this is going on, you have a choice to either join your co-worker in her vibrations of negativity and anger by joining in the conversation or you can step back and instead do your best to neutrally witness her behavior. Rather than getting caught up in the same negative vibrations which will only drain you and bring you down—no matter how justified they may seem—you can choose to hold a higher vibration and stay out of the fray. Or you can join in and get all riled up and expend and waste a lot of misdirected energies.

Now to continue the saga, a few minutes after the first co-worker leaves another co-worker comes by and starts ragging very negatively about the person you were just talking to. As this begins to happen, again, you have a choice to either join him in his vibrations of negativity and jealousy towards her or you can simply let him blow of some steam for a few minutes and then go back to work. He can either become a significant part of your experience that day or the experience with him is simply just a passing blip on your screen.

Next, he leaves and you finally get back to your work only to discover that your computer is frozen and you can’t get any work done. So, again, you have a choice to either get all bent out of shape about it and choose a series of negative currents of energy to jump into—victimhood, being overwhelmed, anger, etc.; or you can choose to accept what is happening as part of the flow of what working with computers is all about and simply get someone to fix the computer while you get some other work done.

If the above examples don’t exactly apply to you, I’m sure that you have had similar ones happen at times.

As vibrational beings we choose the vibration that we resonate with. It’s all a choice. We can choose to be conscious and intentional with regard to the energies we engage with and focus on or not.

Please note that if you had chosen to get all embroiled in the “drama” of the above three scenarios, you would have felt drained and exhausted within the first half-hour of your work. On the other hand, if you had stayed centered and in a high vibration, you would be fresh, clear and sharp and full of energy for the rest of the day.

We either attune ourselves to the highest energies; or we don’t. Our environment doesn’t determine our experiences; what we chose to focus on does.

We choose the vibration we resonate with by virtue of what we focus on. We see what we are looking at and what we are looking for. It’s all about vibration and where we focus our attention. It’s all a choice.

We can evolve into conscious creators; that is, the conscious choosers of the vibrations/energies we interact with.

This is the evolutionary path we are on. And as we develop the “heart-mind” that White Eagle speaks of, we accelerate our growth and enhance and enrich our experiences of life. It’s all an inside job!

When you have learned to think with your heart instead of with your brain,

you will have taken a great step forward.

The humanity of the future will think with the heart-mind,

for intuition is the next sense which will be developed in humankind.

This is the third part of a four-part blog.

Living as a vibrational being, Part 2: We are intuitive beings first

(Please read part 1 if you haven’t yet.)

Everyone is capable of learning to interpret and “pick up” on energy and to connect to the universal energies, if they wish. This is not only the province of psychics, mystics, healers and the divinely ordained and gifted ones. Actually, we are all evolving in this direction. It’s part of our essential nature.It’s in our DNA.

White Eagle wrote, “When you have learned to think with your heart instead of with your brain, you will have taken a great step forward. The humanity of the future will think with the heart-mind, for intuition is the next sense which will be developed in humankind.”

We are coming full-circle. Actually, we have always been able to do this, but simply forgot. We put our ego and overly rational minds in charge and forgot that our minds are meant to be the servant of our Soul/Heart and not the other way around. 

We are intuitive beings first. We are not “talking heads.” We are “feeling hearts.”

Modern science has discovered that the human heart is 5,000 times magnetically stronger than the human brain and 100 times electrically stronger. As well, the heart senses first and then sends the signals/stimuli it senses to the brain.

In other words, who is your Master: your rational, logical, analytical ego mind with its false sense of superiority and delusions of grandeur or your heart or Soul who knows who you are and why you are here and can easily “pick up” on the more subtle energies? 

The logical mind cannot comprehend that which it is not.

You can only “feel into” who you are. You can’t “think into” who you are. The mind measures, analyzes, and judges things, thus it just skims the surface of what it is observing. The heart, on the other hand, “feels” and thus becomes “one with” its object of attention and thus knows it from within—from the inside out.  It “sees” and “feels” into the whole energy of what it places it attention on. It becomes its object of attention. It knows it.

So, from my point of view, we are here to “feel” our way through life rather than “think” our way through life.

In the Cloud of Unknowing we find: Only by love can God be beholden, not by thought.

This is the second part of a four-part blog.

Living as a vibrational being, Part 1: We are conscious energy

We exist in a world with many different types of vibrations and stimulation. Our lives are filled with a surplus of energetic experiences. From the womb through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood we are always picking up on and being bombarded by all kinds of energies.

We usually pick up on these energies subconsciously. They affect us, but we don’t realize that we are constantly picking up other people’s energies, as well as the energies of water, stones, plants, animals, electromagnetic waves, etc.

Simply stated, we are vibrational beings who continually pick up myriad energies of all different kinds.

We are entering an era now where our previously limited perceptions in this regard are expanding quantumly. Our beliefs about who we are and what we are possible of achieving and experiencing are being radically transformed to reveal that we live in a world of incredible depth and beauty that we did not previously realize existed simply because we had a very limited awareness about ourselves, our potential, and about the world we live in.

We have lived in the dark. But now it is dawning on us that we are much more than the physical eye and rational mind can perceive.

Shifting our perspective to the non-physical vibrational world that is all around us can be a bit of a challenge, given our very narrow over-reliance on empirical sciences and left-brain logic. The key is to shift gradually and to incorporate more and more of an energetic perspective about our lives and the world. By appreciating that every person and every “thing” has a unique energy signature, and that even our emotions, feelings, and words are energy, we will radically transform ourselves and our experience of the world.

Vine Deloria, a Native-American scholar wrote in this regard:

For primitive people the presence of energy and power is the starting point of their analysis and understanding of the natural world…primitive people felt power, but did not measure it.  Today we are able to measure power, but do not feel it.

As well, Rene Dubos wrote: Sometimes the more measurable drives out the most important.

By expanding our awareness in this way, we accept that we are picking up on energy and vibration throughout our day. Once we open to this paradigm, we can begin to assess how we feel in relationship to these countless energies. We can learn to trust our “gut” feelings, hunches, and instincts as a legitimate way to interpret and understand ourselves, others, and the world we live in.

Graduation from our beliefs, Part 2: Our only true reference point is within. Live from the inside out.

(Note: This is part 2 of a 2-part blog.)

When we reach the point in our personal evolution of going beyond being stuck in any particular belief system or systems, events in our lives truly have meaning because their meaning comes from within us and not from an external source. We are connected to the power and essence of our source. We no longer need to go outside of ourselves for answers or validation.

It is a wonderful stage in our growth. Our only reference point is within. We have learned to live our lives from the “inside out.”

The whole point of this is not to get identified with the system of growth you are using presently because it ultimately is temporary. Know that at some point you will graduate from relying on it and/or it may take on a form very different from what you thought it was.

Please note that I myself am presently writing this piece using a belief system of some kind, but I know it won’t last. Actually, I hope it doesn’t last very long at all.

I am climbing my mountain of mastery and mystery and each turn brings me to a new vista—a new horizon—a new perspective. One that builds to some degree on the previous one, but ultimately is very different from the previous one; and it does not allow me to “go back” any more. Once through the “rabbit’s hole,” you are in a totally new dimension—an entirely new reality or timeline—and there is nowhere else to go, but deeper.

So, what is important to understand here is that whatever system of beliefs you are using is bringing you closer and closer to who you really are and to finding your own personal meaning and purpose for your life; and that you are gaining more personal power every step of the way.

I have come to realize that as I have integrated and released many belief systems, I have come to feel so much freer and so much more empowered and authentic than I ever imagined. I have come in this process to really understand what it means to “be true to myself.” And clearly learned that, “if I follow any one other than myself, I surely will get lost!”

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth is that everything that is represented as what God said—every word of it—has been brought to us by men/women. Now maybe they were good men/women, well-intentioned people, but they were just human beings like you and I are who were filled with strengths and wisdom, but also with the contradictions and foibles that you and I have. They just made huge claims and they spread them and lots of folks “believed” them.

Until you can stand up to the authority of those who claim they have “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” and instead live according to the God/Goddess truth within your own heart, you’re not following your Self. You are following someone else. Period. And that will get you nowhere. Actually, it can only get you eternally and infernally lost. Remember that the view of a follower is from behind and that is not an enjoyable landscape to have in your face all the time.

You are the creator and the authority/author of the meaning and the purpose of your life. No one else is or can ever be. Claim it.

Actually, when all is said and done and I enter the world of spirit, I’m sure that I will see that I knew nothing, but perhaps there is nothing to know other than my Self?

If you follow any one other than your Self, you will surely get lost!

Graduating from our beliefs, Part I: Live a life that is true to your Self

Stop believing in anything and you may find that which is truth itself.
— Krishnamurti

If you follow any one other than your Self, you will surely get lost.
— Yannni Maniates

A belief is a thought that you repeat over and over again. Eventually you no longer question its origin or veracity. As well, in time some beliefs become “belief systems” that large numbers of people swear and live by and no longer question. 

Which of your beliefs have you consciously examined and explored to determine if they are really “true” for you or not?

Eventually there will come a time in your internal growth process when you will realize that you need to drop your “belief systems” completely—yes, all of them—and I do mean completely. Our Higher Self or our God Self does not adhere to a belief system or to a set of doctrines. Its only reference point is the God/Goddess within. Its only authority comes from within. It is its own “author.”

In order to fully develop our potential, we must free ourselves of our existing beliefs. For it’s only then when we can hear and listen to our inner guidance that we will be led by that which is for our Highest Good and the Highest Good for all.      

In the beginning of our search for meaning and purpose we need structure—a system for our healing and growth. It is a natural part of our evolution. We cannot take our initial baby steps of growth without this structure. We need a common system just to communicate the concepts. But whatever the system, there is a tendency to turn the system into a set of rigid beliefs that “know it all.” And these beliefs then validate all those who believe in them. This is when we get stuck. This is when our growth gets stunted.

Each belief we subscribe to is meant to be a stepping stone to the next. It is not meant to be a permanent landing place. Life is an evolutionary process, not a stagnant one; so is the case with truth. We are meant to take a belief, digest it a bit, integrate it, and then make it our own; that is, take the best it has to offer us and then release the rest. Then, after a while, we move on and integrate a new belief and then another and so on, up the ladder.

So, what I am saying here is that it is necessary to transcend our belief systems one by one. And then at some point we come to a place where we release all beliefs and we live our lives from pure intention and intuition by simply being connected to the inspirations that come to us from our Higher Self. Thus, it is no longer our beliefs or those of others that create meaning, direction, and purpose in our lives; it is our connection with our God Self that does. We now live a life that is true to itself.

Cease trying to work things out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Let your whole life be led by inspiration and intuition. Let you whole life be a revelation. — Eileen Cady

Note: This is part 1 of a 2-part blog. 

Knowing from the inside out: The gift of intuition

Look! This little finger covers the eye and prevents the whole world from being seen. In the same way, this small mind covers the whole universe and prevents Reality from being seen.
Ramana Maharishi

The mind is a lot less important than we think it is. In our Western rationalistic cultures, we have given pre-eminence to the operations of the cognitive processes. Of course, the rational mind has its place and value in the scheme of things. But it is not meant to be the primary way we experience reality. Feeling or sensing is the primary way to know anything.

The mind judges, analyzes, measures, and compartmentalizes and thus creates a sense of separation and duality. The heart or the intuitive faculty embraces or becomes one with its object of attention. It knows it from the inside out and not from surface outside appearances and measurements.

So, to really get to know someone or something beyond the narrow confines of your mind’s myopic judgments, learn to quiet your mind and become one with that which you are focused on and then you will know.

“Open for me slightly your heart and I will open the world for you.”
The Zohar

“There is a voice that does not use words—Listen!
Rumi

To find the way, close your eyes, listen closely and attend with your heart.

Be present in your own presence and then you can be present for others.

Your life is not a search for wholeness.

It is already an expression of That.

Stop trying so hard with your mind to find a purpose for your life. That will get you nowhere. 

Instead, still your mind and go within and you will experience the inherent wholeness which is at your core. You will know that you are a god/goddess in finite form who has come forth to temporarily take on your present personality so that you can increase your ability to be a conduit for and a manifestation of Love.

As Carl Jung said, “All of reality is not thinking.” Actually, most of it is not. Reality is a feeling or a vibration. You can’t understand anything unless you become one with it, unless you get inside it, unless you feel into it from the inside out. So, go within and feel first. Use your intuition and not your cognitive mind to find out who you are. 

The word intuition comes from a Latin word that means “to look or know from within.” So, learn how to go within and you will definitely know that your life and all of life is already whole. You no longer need to seek to find your purpose through a teaching, a teacher, a relationship, an experience, etc. It’s all there within you already. You are whole already and no longer need to look outside yourself for validation. Just quiet your mind, open your heart, and look within. There you will find your Self.

I know that all the above may seem rather esoteric, but I can assure you that what awaits you when you go into the Silence is so much more than any words can express. And once you have experienced it you will know what it means to feel and be whole and what to do with your life.

Learn to get in touch with the Silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

In the attitude of Silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.
Gandhi

If you follow anyone other than Your Self, you will surely get lost. Place your attention into things to discover how they “feel” rather than think about, judge, analyze, and measure them. Live from the inside out. Practice awareness and discernment rather than thought.