LIFE’S JOURNEY: GAINING CONSCIOUS ENLIGHTENMENT OF MY INNER SELF

I am continuously amazed at how deep the inner self is and how truly TRUE it is that to “know thy SELF is truly the beginning of all wisdom.” That statement glows brighter and brighter to shine a lamp of truth into whole new areas of my inner self-daily. I love the surprises I find. The nuggets tucked away in our inner treasure boxes are endless.

How do I go deeper to find this inner light you ask? Well, I am glad you brought that up because it isn’t all that complicated, but you do have to be willing to look and dig. I have said many times that most people do not like the digging part so they avoid it altogether for fear it will be a waste of time or that they will find “gems” they do not like. There is not much that will change a person’s mind who feels it is a waste of time to be introspective. Typically, that type of person wants to live on the edges of like and stay in the shallows. There is no value for them within their own self-can’t change their mind on those humans. There will be opportunities presented to them in the form of problems or situations that need a true self, but there is always the choice to continue to operate out of the false self.

For those that would be willing, but fear the pain, it ends up in two camps. They may begin, but find the journey to painful or difficult (too much work) so they give up. The rest of you, however, are the ones I am talking to. You are my audience.

To go deeper is to desire more from your life and to be willing to look inside for buried treasure. Then, get a good Guide (counselor, coach, wise person) to help you that has lots of Spirituality (not necessarily religion, but someone who is who they say they are and has the truth of their own Higher Self to back it up). You will know a good guide once you work with them. They seem to know things you feel you could never know and they seem to say things that provoke you into thinking in new ways and gaining new perspectives.

You personally need to have the desire to grow and awaken the Spirit in you and claim the parts of you that were repressed, rejected or abandoned long ago. Those pieces will need to be reintroduced and reacquainted so they can be used as holy helpers. They are parts of you so they are “friendlies.” If they sound like an enemy, they are an imposter and are trying to keep you in the dark about your true self. They often sound like a critical parent or other adult from the past. Those parts of you need to go as they contaminate and deceive your brain. Remember, your brain is a computer and does what it was programmed to do long ago. Holy helpers are new software that is friendly and leads you to inner truths and to Ultimate Truth, which can enlighten and stream in from the Divine Word.

 Are you willing to begin to dig or dig deeper to go where you have never gone before with your inner self? If so, there is no time like the present to know yourself deeply.

Susan

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CHALLENGED TO SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE

CHALLENGED WHEN SPEAKING ENLIGHTENED TRUTH FROM LOVE’S POSITION

Well, last blog, I encouraged myself and all of us to speak the truth in a loving way. It never ceases to amaze me how I get tested to take my own words of encouragement almost as soon as I have spoken them. The very day of that blog I was working with a person who needed to hear a truth, but was resisting the VOICE of that truth. I was determined to close off the conversation that was going in a direction of an old false belief and that person wanted to stay under the hood (falsehood) of that belief.

It did not go well for me and the person hung up the phone on the truth I was speaking. That same person later emailed me that I was trying to silence them and that they did not believe as I believed so they would be out of my life from now on, but wished me well. I call this as a test because I know it is unpopular when I share what I believe to be true with another in principle, but they are unable to hear the truth of what I am trying to say.

I am sure you have had miscommunication happen to you in this same way. It feels like you are sharing something with another and the conversation is going well, but all of a sudden there is a resistance from the other as though you are the enemy. You begin to rise up to keep your position clear and the other person demands their right to be hear before you are finished clarifying. The next thing you know it escalates and there is so much misunderstanding, you get cut off with no chance to clarify.

What to do when this happens? Well, in my case, I reached out with a follow up, but the other person terminated our relationship and cut me off. BTW, the reason they had hung up was about a conversation of whether it is okay to cut people out of your life when they have wounded you, BUT not just “people in general,” but one’s own children. IMHO, I feel parents have a responsibility not to blame children and cut them off. I have seen too many life long wounded children become adults who wound others from their unconscious sore spots.

Of course, in a perfect world, no one would ever treat another hurtfully and in an ideal world, no child would ever suffer an emotional or any other cutoff from a parent. Since we do not live in a perfect world, parents cut their children off all the time and children cut their parents off all the time. This causes so much dysfunction that is unnecessary just because humans keep nursing old wounds. AGAIN, IMHO, enlightenment means that we love one another even when they hurt us because the reality is: we all are broken and hurt from our brokenness. Exchanging unloving behaviors for unloving behaviors just recycles and worsens the situations.

So, even after the test that it looks like I was unable to pass with that one person, I continued on with hope for loving changes to happen and did not give up on truth in love that day. Guess what? Later the same day, I received an email with a poem from a former client honoring me for teaching him to speak the truth and live life more in truth than lies and trust that victory in relationships came from that. I felt it was a message from the owner of Speaking the Truth in Love conquers death to old ways of resentment and staying in a victim wounded mindset.

I was grateful for that truth:)

Susan

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ALL POSTS CONTINUE TO ALIGN TO SPEAK THE TRUTH FROM LOVE’S POSITION

I am feeling the need to move into posting all my blogs from speaking the “truth in love.” What can you imagine would happen if everyone shifted into that position?

 Here is my Perspective on What I am able to imagine: I imagine there would be patience and kindness spoken. The harsh and judgmental positions of humans would be broken down into speaking from a Peace of Mind and heart, instead of “GIVING SOMEONE A PIECE OF MY MIND!” Words delivered from that position are noisy and not heard except in SOUNDS that BITE. Our environment is full of sound bites that mean nothing, but are very menacing.

I also imagine that there would not be a need for jealousy as there would be a knowing that all are created equal and therefore, have a chance at being loved equally in word and deed. I imagine that would be no need for boasting or pride since no one would be trying to be “better than” others because they felt less than inside themselves. I imagine there would be a diminishing in RUDE behaviors as the voice of love is not rude and cannot be rude: if you feel loved inside yourself, you have no desire to treat others in rude and unloving ways.

I imagine there would be no need to keep a record of wrongs and offenses committed by others because each person would know that others are responsible for their own offenses once we forgive them and hand the truth of how we are hurt by their behaviors (spoken in love) back to them. We would all let the wrong go back to its owner and not chew on it causing our own sourness and bitterness (thus, swallowing the poison from another human). I would imagine we would not rejoice in any injustice, but rejoice when the truth (spoken in love) won out. We would call out injustice in a passionate manner, without the same hostility that caused the injustice. We would remain calm and confident in the truth of our reality.

I also imagine never giving up on truth to set people free and have the hope and faith that God is Love and that love can become a Spirit in all of us if we give it room to grow while speaking THE TRUTH IN LOVE and motivated by the source of Love!

Therefore, I would go to the Source of that Word: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

Susan

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Picking Up Where I Left Off

I am choosing to continue this blog “picking up from where I left off” last time. Here is the end of the last blog I wrote.

The more we can operate in grace to others and ourselves, the more we can have this love that allows others to be free within themselves. Spreading that kind of relating to others could have a ripple effect that would be amazing and then,

we could let God be God and let Him do the changing of others!

How much time we spend not keeping up with where “we” left off and therefore, spend far too much time telling others how to run their lives! Operating in grace to others and ourselves requires that we allow others to be free to be themselves. Most of the time we are not operating in that kind of mood.

Controlling others in unloving and ungraceful ways is all about trying to condition them to be who “we” need them to be because our own inner life is out of order. We have not picked through our own  places that we need to go back and “pick up.” Leaving a mess behind and thinking we can just move on and bury the old mess inside us or dump it somewhere will just leave us dumping it on others or operating out of “messy places” inside ourselves.

WE all need to check out our inner mess that was left from childhood and/or previous times of our lives (depending on how old we are). Living on top of that mess day after day, year after year, and decade after decade soon leaves huge mounds and piles of “old stinkin’ stuff inside” that breeds stinkin” thinking towards others. This is where all the arguing, fighting and leaving relationships comes from: making others responsible for the messes we have made and refused to clean up/out that are actually inside our own self.

In Psychology, this is called Projection. WE find other people to dump our discomfort on and others to work out our issues on. The things we project on others are the things in us we do not want to deal with because they caused us enough pain and hurt at one time; and we never want to go back to that pain again. WE MUST do just that, however, or we are stuck with the pain and keep sticking it on others. As the saying goes, “hurting people hurt other people.”

Letting God be God is one antidote that is essential. Letting others be themselves and depending on God to change them is the most freeing thing you can do. Controlling and trying to “fix” others is the most enslaving thing you can do. It always ends up the same. Neither one of you is happy because it was never your mess to pick up! Understanding that no one else can MAKE you feel or think in any way other than how you choose is another freeing concept. If I make someone else responsible for “making me mad,” I am believing a lie. I gave them the power to control me in that way so I am really “making myself” mad (mad is another word for crazy or insane:)

So, at the end of picking up where I left off, I would hope you see that you can give yourself Grace by letting yourself be free to be yourself and letting others do the same. Forgive them when they hurt you, and go back and pick through the mess of all the other times when someone hurt you. Heal those wounds, treat yourself to some form of treatment that is kind and loving so you can let go of those past wounds, and learn to think about empowering your own life with unconditional love that comes from God and others who walk in the Enlightenment of Love and Truth.

Susan

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MORE ON LOVING FROM AN ENLIGHTENED CENTER

Last blog was about spreading the good news of love in authentic and genuine ways. Living as an enlightened being is so peaceful and calm that you have a lot of good energy in the form of love to pass on to others. This kind of love is called agape which means nonsexual love and is a kind of sharing that is not dependent on how others treat you. It is boundaries in that you Guard your heart so you don’t use it up and feel drained.

Boundaries just mean that you do not need to be out and about looking for ways to help others when you are hungry, angry, lonely or tired yourself. It is not a “duty” kind of love (they did _____ for me so I should return the favor). It is just giving form your heart and feeling the desire to do that all the time.

 

When you are driven by love, you also much know how to receive love. This means you understand what it means to be humble and vulnerable. Humble means that you are moderate in your life, and you see others as equals, not better than you or less than you. Of course, others are different and will have different perspectives and perceptions from their own experiences. You respect their right to have those opinions even when you disagree. You can share your view, but not combatively.

Vulnerability means that you are not walled off, or try to protect yourself with defensive behaviors or other behaviors that keep people out. It really just means living honestly and openly, not trying to hide things about yourself or others. It means telling the truth. It means not using manipulations to “use” people.  In order to be vulnerable in relationships, it is necessary to have done digging in your own life and not judging others for things you do not understand.

Judgment is a killer to authentic and honest relationships. You can disagree with someone and observe things about him or her without being judgmental. Most people are not practiced at behaving that way. The reason for that IMHO is that they are judging themselves or there would be no need to hide your true self and create a false one. There would be no need to avoid people you disagree with or say you do not like them just because you do not like a behavior they have or a lifestyle they live.

The more we can operate in grace to others and ourselves, the more we can have this love that allows others to be free within themselves. Spreading that kind of relating to others could have a ripple effect that would be amazing and then,

we could let God be God and let Him do the changing of others!

Susan

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BEING ENLIGHTENED AND AWAKENED TO THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF LOVE

I was writing about the world needing more love last blog. It made me want to connect all the dots about living an enlightened life and how it relates to real love. With all the humans on the planet running around doing their own things, there is still a desire for loving relationships globally. I have international clients who talk to me about these things and do not think any differently about wanting healthy and loving relationships in their lives.

If there is a Universal desire to give and receive love, how come there isn’t this big movement to get stronger connections this way? Of course, we have Facebook and we have dating sites or connection through social media. This is not the type of connection I am talking about. As a matter of fact, it is almost the polar opposite. Don’t get me wrong, I am on FB and I enjoy it, but it is not the personal touch you get when you take a pie to your neighbor just because you know it could cheer them up or you baked one for yourself and you wanted to share. Better yet, you invited them over for a piece.

As for Dating Sites, they are great for wanting to find a companion and someone who can fit your “profile.” Far too often, however, there are those who are seeking only sexual hookups or some kind of a false form of love. Other social media is set up for Business Connecting or sharing interests.

I am talking about being an authentically loving person of integrity. In order to be loving, you begin with love of who you are and a connection with God as Source of love so you are not trying to fill a hole in yourself or motivated out of some missing piece in yourself. Having no agenda other than spreading cheer and Good Will comes from being awake and operating from the Light Side. It means you see life as a Journey and love meeting people along the way to share in the joy of life.

Being a genuine loving person means that you take time to notice needs in the neighborhood, community, and the world as it unfolds out from your family. It also means trying to communicate that way with all you meet in that way. Now, I will say that some people are dark and do not want your light. That is fine. YOU can still wish them well and know that you may not have any impact on them because they are choosing to isolate and be angry or depressed.  With those kinds of people, stay yourself around them, but don’t try to change them. That is not your job.

You also do not want to let those who want to stay childish and operate out of “victim thinking” take you over. That is Spider Love and just webs you into their trap. That person will drain you, as they want to suck the life out of you, but not give any of themselves in return. This is tricky as you are not giving to get, but you are also not in the business of wearing yourself out with needy, needy people. They love drama and are not interested in connecting.

 Bottom line: if you have love to give, you will be Guided by your Inner Light to those who are in need and will appreciate what you have to give. Both of you will be blessed in that relationship.

Susan

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE….

I am sure that some will remember the old 1965 song with that title. If not, I have included the lyrics written by Hal David below my post.

 

So, today is Valentine’s Day. For some, it will be the best day and for others, the worst and all that is in between. If you have not had loving relationships, this day can be very sad and I have had many friends who hate the day. For others, who love the idea of love, LOVE this day.  I believe this comes from “lack” of understanding as to what love really is all about. Love is really an emotion when used as a noun. It is a strong and very positive feeling of affection and regard. Since most people do not know how to hold themselves in warm and high regard because they wait for others to do that for them, love gets messed up emotionally. It gets confused with sex and other forms of manipulative or conditional ways that love is shared. True love is none of that.

Only God is LOVE in a pure form. Apart from knowing God personally and feeling truly loved by God day in and day out, love will most likely be conditional. So, humans typically reinforce and love those who treat them well and are able to love them, but those who treat them as enemies, “no love for them.” Jesus said that we should love our enemies. How is that even possible and why would you want to?

It IS impossible apart from receiving God Love and letting it raise you up to be able to love others because you are awake to your own inner poverty when it comes to love. NO human can really love an enemy without help from God. With God’s help, we see stories (and I have lots of them as former clients) where humans have learned to love the very person who raped them or abused them or did some despicable action of non-love to them. The reason we all need more love is that we will carry the poison of the other who hurt us until we let it go. Letting it go completely means forgiving by turning the unloving action over to God. Letting God have the Power to BE God and work out the justice is the only way to get past unloving behavior. How can you really put conditions on love?

The world needs more ability to give God a chance to take the problem we cannot change and use it for something good. For example, I am a person who had a lot of abuse in one form or another in my life. It is through the exchange of me giving that “stuff” over to God to deal with (BTW, it was a process and did not happen quickly), that I was able to see that God could use my experience to help others and love them through their own similar experiences. If I had not let God redeem my Stuff, I would still be carrying it (though stuffing it down or angry it happened) and could not be clear on how to help others process the raw emotions out of those unloving actions.

Love as a verb is an action word which means that if you want love, you do have to continue learning how to actively give and receive more unconditional love from God so you can pass it on to those who have never felt it and are acting out of a very unloving inner self. That person is wounded and wants to hurt others because they have never felt love. Look for ways to give love and also receive it for yourself and others, but remember, it first has to be let deep into your inner self from God. Otherwise, love is scary and you will put scary conditions on others when you feel unloved by them.

 SING ALONG……

What the world needs now,

Is love, sweet love,

It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.

What the world needs now,

Is love, sweet love,

No, not just for some but for everyone.

 

Lord, we don’t need another mountain,

There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb,

There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,

Enough to last ’til the end of time.

 

What the world needs now,

Is love, sweet love,

It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.

What the world needs now,

Is love, sweet love,

No, not just for some but for everyone.

 

Lord, we don’t need another meadow,

There are cornfields and wheatfields enough to grow,

There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine,

Oh listen Lord, if you want to know…oh…

 

What the world needs now,

Is love, sweet love,

It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.

What the world needs now,

Is love, sweet love,

No, not just for some oh but just for every, every, everyone.

 

What the world needs now,

Is love, sweet love.

What the world needs now,

Is love, sweet love.

Susan

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LOVING MY SELF, LOVING OTHERS, AND RELATING TO LIVING IN LOVE

This is the week that Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is interesting to me that my French clients tell me there is no big deal about this date in France. It seems they celebrate love all year around. I got to thinking about that recently and wondered if most of us in the United States really know what love is and how to demonstrate it all year.

I am not going to judge if that is true or not. I know we are a giving people at heart, but I don’t think we typically operate that way most of the time unless we have reminders to do so. Reminders come in the form or holidays, celebrations, or crisis. WE are good at responding when there is a crisis. Americans rally by working together to help others (for the most part) during these times of crisis. All year long there are stories of how people love others and how they relate in loving ways, but …

From my experience, I see so much fighting, avoiding, cutting off and not so kind actions of all kinds in what are “supposed to be” family or close relationships! I also see it in the church, neighborhoods, and in all kinds of circumstances where little consistent love of others or love of neighbors as self happens. People are very reactive and seem to have lots of anger and judgment towards one another.

Since it is the purpose of this blog to focus on how to live a more awake life, I will spend no time admiring how awful people treat each other (even in their own families). If you are a human walking around, we could talk ad nausea about that and just keep admiring awful….don’t want to do that:)

Back to love of self, others and how to live in conscious treatment moving to more loving ways as a consistent way of being. There will always be an inability to live unswervingly as a loving person who treats others with kindness and other loving conduct. It is impossible to love others well consistently apart from loving self and knowing who that self is (IMHO). Swerving to one extreme or the other, cutting people out of your life or being constantly complaining/judging them will be a way of life because it is really a projection of your own faults on others that mirrors out from your inner being. No one has to believe that, but it contains truth.

WE all need a place to dump faults and things we dislike about others behavior until we recognize a) we do the same or similar things; b) we have no idea of what experience is driving the behavior we see and c) we have cleaned out our own house. By that, I mean inner house. Each of us needs to dig deep and find the light that can show us the blind spots we are unaware of or have suppressed.

The order to begin, continue or go deeper is always the same: learning how to receive unconditional love from God, letting that love in to clear out your past and heal the unresolved wounded pains, and sow seeds of love toward others. This needs to be done in combination with mind, body and spirit.

It is a PROCESS!

Susan

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CREATING LOVE, RELATIONSHIPS AND THE REAL LIFE DESIRED

This blog is now officially entering its second year. I have intentionally not promoted the posts because it was not for that purpose. The purpose of the blog was to establish a routine for me to write all about what it means to live a conscious life and to keep awakening. I do have a few readers that I know who comment to me, but it really is about me collecting thoughts and putting them down for others in the future. I plan to make an e-Book using some of the posts from 2013. In the meantime, I continue to expand the ideas presented in 2013 about living an awake and aware life.

Awake, aware, conscious are all words that describe the process of growing up inside us. No person can live fully connected to others if they are not aware of self. In order to know who you are as a person, you need to spend time consciously seeking to become not only aware, but also awake to what that even means. As a therapist, I know that most of my clients have no clue to who they are in true self-form. I also know that is true for most of us unless we have had a need to do some inventory and find out what is inside us.

Many humans are just going through life unconscious living out of a false self looking for another person(s) to help them do that or isolating from others so they do not have to form intimate relationships. Either way, people who do no or very little introspection are living with life coming at them instead of creating the life out of a whole self. Scattered, fractured, split and other such words describe people that are in pieces and not integrated. The truth is that a large percentage of people live their whole lives that way (IMHO). This is why relationships such as marriage break apart or why family member cannot get along.

When you awaken and become aware of your own character flaws, you are less judgmental of others and you wish to spend more time looking at your own inner being. Waking up and gaining consciousness is a great process and continues the rest of your life. There is so much immaturity that gets cleared out and replaced by stronger (less childish) ways of thinking and being. Life is less stressful even though some of the same problems still exist. You learn more ways to deal with life’s issues and you soon begin to SEE that you can actually create a life that fits you better. You love your self better and in healthy ways, you take better care of yourself. You also treat others better because you are mirroring out what is growing inside of your own being. When you are full of pieces and unresolved issues, you mirror out the opposite. The following is copied from my earlier blog in January, but it fits here again as well, so I repeat:

When you begin to challenge the old think zones and bring in new thoughts to override that are closer to the Reality you know fits you, you will be amazed at how fast you change the neural circuitry of your brain. At first, it will resist and go back to default setting thinking, but soon, you will develop new pathways in your brain that match what literal path you want to stay on. Your brain is developing to match the desires of your heart.

When you keep stepping up to take control of a disordered and random thinking pattern, you choose to love your mind and keep it in alignment with your heart, and your spiritual growth will continue to follow. It is the spiritual awakening you want to encourage as it contains the living choices you want to encourage. The spiritual truths will set you free from the deceptions and false beliefs of the past that were contained in the old crumbling walls. Those walls contained gaps and holes where random dirt and other forces could come in. Now, you have closed those and only let in what is good, true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable.

This will fit who you are now in the present and you will keep stepping up to Higher Powers in yourself.

Susan

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REST AND LOVE IN RELATIONSHIPS

I just took a week off with my family to take a much-needed vacation. I love my family, which consists of kids and grandkids. We went on a family vacation, which for some people would not look restful. For me, it was perfect. We left the cold and frozen weather of the Northeast and flew to the sunshine state of Florida with a planned side trip to the Bahamas. Florida included Disney World, which is what I meant about “not restful for some people.” Since I love being with my family, I enjoy myself doing things with them that they enjoy because it makes the whole thing MAGICAL. Where better on the planet than Disney World to have a “Magical Time?” The favorite theme with Disney is “magical” and “this is the happiest place on the planet.” So, I combined rest and love because all of the thinks we did and the people I did them with epitomize the word, “relationships” to me.

Most humans have heard the word relationships just as they have heard the word, LOVE, but IMHO, most of us do not know how to be relational or how to love well. WE think we do, but if you look closely at definitions of those words, it is rare to see really healthy relationships among people. Relationship means “a state of connectedness involving mutual dealings.” In order to have this connection, there must be vulnerability and emotional connection from both sides and all sides if there are more than two humans in the relationship.

Along with vulnerability, there needs to be intimacy in order for friendship and closeness to develop. IMHO again, most humans think of intimacy nowadays in regards to sex. Sex can be intimate if the parties are closely connected, but it is not intimate if they are not. It is sex. Intimacy requires closeness where there is a feeling of belonging and life is shared so love can grow and develop over time. It also requires letting others see into your innermost being and “you” being interested in seeing into theirs to understand how they experience life from their perspective. If there is a lot of judgment or negative opinion present, you do not have love, intimacy or relationship.

I find it restful to be around people who are not judging me and those who do connect and are interested in what is going on with me—and, will let me into their feelings so I can experience what is going on with them. I also appreciate authentic relationships where no one has to be fake or phony or say things to please the others. This is how it is when I vacation with my kids and grandkids. We love each other and let each other be who they are without expectations of perfection or performance. If you are a person like this or have those in your life who are like this, you don’t have to go away to find rest and love.

Susan

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