Wednesday, 1 March 2017

I want to play

It's hard to tame the ego. My life is pretty drama free but ego dies like a bit of drama. At least now I can realise this I get a choice - do I want the drama or not?

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Love or Above

It took me four years, but today I finally published my book: You Are Infinite, You Are Eternal, You Are God: And more importantly, You Are Me. So yes, what started out as my one year of living peacefully (or attempting to) has ended up being four years, but I’m really glad it did, because this is what I have learned:

1.       In the four years since I began writing the book, my assuredness that it is right has not wavered. My confidence as a writer certainly has at times, and some of the science has changed slightly, but the core message and underlying philosophy is rock solid – it can be no other way.

2.       In terms of ‘being peaceful’, or my goal of embodying the love and peace the book describes, I picture in my head a line graph. If love and peace is the vertical axis, and time the horizontal, I would say that the line has fluctuated up and down all over the place many times, but overall has trended upwards into a much better place. I have certainly not become an ‘enlightened master’. I am certainly not the picture of blissful serenity and boundless compassion. I still sink into ego, frustration, anger, apathy far more often than I would like. I still see red with the kids from time to time. But on the whole, when I think back to the way I was ‘most of the time’ four years ago, I would say that I have definitely become a lot calmer, a lot more patient, a lot more understanding, less judgmental, and think and speak in what I believe it a much more productive and effective manner.

I am now far less self-conscious in terms of worrying about what people think of me as a person, a teacher, a leader, or about my wacky ideas. I have prioritized family, self-care, and ‘the things that really matter’ far more over work, external stimulations, and trying to ‘save the world’. As a result, I believe I have become a much better person, teacher, leader, husband and father, and have come to realise that ‘saving the world’ is truly about ‘saving myself’ first and foremost – it is about becoming the most peaceful, loving, contented, present me that I can be, and I am continuing to grow along this journey.

3.       And so that brings me to my final insight – to where I am now, and to my mission for 2017 and beyond, as I being my ‘fifth year of living peacefully’. For the last couple of weeks, my new mantra has been to be ‘Love or Above’. I really like Christie-Marie Sheldon’s description about the energy levels of each emotion and state of being. And I really like the idea of setting the intention that I consistently vibrate at the energy of love or above.

Each of the mantras I have used as the headings of these blog posts over the past four years have been effective for short periods of time, and I end up cycling through them as I read over my reflections and remind myself of what works and what does not. But they all become a bit stale after a few days, and I need to move on to another. Over the past few weeks however, reminding myself regularly to be love or above – to be love, joy, and gratitude, has consistently dragged me into the present moment, into a positive, liberated state of mind, and to a reminder of my oneness with other, with life, with God, with the universe itself, and it has stich with me longer than any other mantra so far.

So this is my mission for 2017 and beyond. As I release my book today I commit from today onwards to be love or above. Christie tells us that a person vibrating consistently at the vibration of love can positively influence over 50 000 people. If my book can reach that many people, and have a positive influence on them all, I will feel extremely grateful. And if you end up reading this blog (which I think I am going to turn into a book as well), and it has had a positive influence on you as well, I am even more grateful still.

And then we continue the journey to vibrating higher and higher still and seeing what is really there!

Love and peace.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Remember GRATITUDE!!

I just wrote about love, gratitude and joy and realise the one that I forget to use the most often is gratitude. 

It is so powerful and so easy, and yet I forget it so often. Remember as often as possible, every minute of every day, you have so much to be grateful for. And in being grateful life feels awesome.

Even the difficult things - even the so-called 'bad' things - be grateful for them because they teach you, they help you, they guide you, they make you who you are today, and they make this life magnificent!

Love, gratitude and joy

Have watched Christie-Maree Sheldon's talk on "Love or Above" again which says that everything is energy and we choose which energy we operate from every minute of every day. She says we want to operate from the energy of love or above. I want to operate at the energies of love, gratitude and joy. 

Three really powerful energies which radiate out and heal the world.

So, I am reminding myself as often as I can to be: love (I love you, you are me) with everyone I meet; grateful (for everything I have right now), and joyful  (have fun!) 

 These are lighter frequencies of energy so you just have to remember and let them shine. Be light!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Keep being here - no past, no future

Often I forget just how simply it really is. Just be here now. Rather than trying lots of different things and wondering why I'm not quite there, just remember EVERY time I feel uncomfortable it is because I am either in past or future. Just realise this and then allow yourself to come back here now, and again, and again, and again. You've got to keep doing it over and over before the train runs away.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

night meditation is more important than you think

While my days are definitely more peaceful when I meditate in the morning, and I've never really given a lot of value to night meditation, I am realising that some mornings you wake up feeling a bit 'stressy' and others you don't. So some are easy to get in the now, and others are not. And I reckon it is usually those nights tha tI do get in the now before bed, that I wake up feeling so much better, and easier to get int he flow the next day. Need to do some more experimentation.

Be alert! Don't think

I've been listening to Eckhart Tolle again (should do it much more often), and been reminded that mindfulness is not just relaxation, calming, making yourself 'slow,' - it is about being alert! Being fully alive - making the senses more sensitive - being fully in the moment - not shutting stuff out, but soaking stuff up.

At the same time, it is about choosing not to think. I know people often say your not supposed to try not to think, but I realise I need to remind myself more often not to allow thought to sweep me away - because it happens really quickly. I think I need to think but I really don't, and need to choose not to (or to just watch thoughts) much more often. Having a good week of reminders.