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.

The mystery, magic, mastery, and majesty of life

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.
Thomas Merton

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Kat Cathey

Most of us habitually try to control all aspects of our lives: our relationships, our work environments, our health, etcetera. We do this to feel safe and secure. We do this so that we can be happy. But we usually fail. The irony is that in tenaciously holding on so hard, we waste most of our precious energy in trying to control things. We exhaust ourselves trying to anticipate what may happen next and we squeeze all the joy, creativity, and spontaneity out of life. 

By spending so much energy trying to make sure that everything and everyone in our life follows a specific script that we have in mind, we miss myriad opportunities to really enjoy and experience life. We never allow for life to simply come to us. We are constantly trying to force it to “go our way.”  We leave no room for creativity, wonder, mystery, and magic.

We always want to know what is going to happen next, but by doing so we limit the limitless possibilities that are available to us. Life isn’t a script to be followed word by word, but a new, fresh potential that is waiting to be revealed one moment after another.

It is only when we allow for the unexpected and unknown that magic or real life can happen. All that is new, fresh, and joy-filled can only be found in the unknown. The known is stagnant and calcified.

Embrace the unknown and there you will find life. Tenaciously hold on to the known and there you will find stagnation and limitation.

Allow for the mysteries and magic of life to delight you. Learn to live in the moment, to be free and to be a master.  Learn to trust that you live in a “friendly universe” and it is all there for you. Each moment will take care of itself. Each moment is a new blessing—a new revelation. Become a master of the mystery, majesty, and magic of life.

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

In order to allow yourself to be in the moment, to experience the mystery and magic of it all, experiment with the following. Whenever you can, just stop, take a couple of deep breaths, and then become aware of your body by doing a brief body scan from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. This will bring you into the present.

Then allow your attention to be simply in the present, only focused on the rise and fall of your abdomen as you breathe in and out. Suspend all thought and then just feel. Don’t think. Feel. Then ask and allow for an insight or an inspiration to reveal itself to you. And sit back, with your mind disengaged, and absorb and enjoy whatever you receive. It may come as a thought, an impression, an image or a feeling, but most importantly it will be new—a mysterious, magical, majestic new moment/experience that the Universe wants to reveal to you.

Be quiet in your mind, quiet in your senses, and, also, quiet in your body. Then, when all these are quiet, don’t do anything. In that state truth will reveal itself to you. It will appear in front of you and ask, “what do you want?”
Kabir

Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.
Deepak Chopra

Allow yourself now to drop into the essence that is beyond the limitations of any of these words.

Whenever we moderns pause for a moment, and enter the silence, and listen very carefully, the glimmer of our deepest nature begins to shine forth, and we are introduced to the mysteries of the deep, the call of the within, the infinite radiance of a splendor that time and space forgot.
Ken Wilber

A tremendous “knowing” comes effortlessly into the mind when it falls into Silence, when it gives up trying to understand, when its reel of stored images no longer projects abstract pictures onto the clean screen of simplicity.

This kind of knowing is transmitted to us as pure revelation, as a clarity untouched by words or other symbols of meaning. When we allow this knowing into our minds, our very lives become as clear and startling as this knowing.
Robert Rabbin