Traveling the Road of the Unknown
Traveling the Road of the Unknown

Everyone that wanders aren’t lost. The road nowhere leads to everywhere. Having an unlimited perspective to what may be, provides an abundant opening to what already is. I know that the road traveled in this life, is just a bridge that offers the pathway to unicity for all. When you get out of balance and decide to focus on the destination, rather than the journey, that is an indication that you’ve lost your way. You do, however have the power to get right back on track!

Becoming unconscious is consequently creating unwanted karma. Don’t take your focus away from the beauty that present moment awareness brings. Present moment awareness simply put, is bliss.  Let me ask you this: If your journey has become a means to an end, does this indicate you’re in a rush to call it quits? If you meet your ultimate destination, what will you have left? 

Life isn’t a destination. Life is a landing and you have already arrived. You are here. All power, beauty and glory has already been made available for you. Right here and right now, in this moment. But first, you must be present in order to recognize it. And, in order to claim it for yourself. 

Stop and listen my friend. Listen to the freshness of the melody the wind sings. Allow air to flow in, through and around you. Stop, listen and just be. Complaints about occasional bumps in the road, are unnecessary. The bumps in the road are there just to wake you up. Life literally desires your full attention. Not to mention, perception is key on the road traveled back to unity. 

Embracing the aliveness that comes with immersion of present moment awareness is vastness in itself. Once this happens, like magic the heart opens and is ready to be used for your greater good and for the greater good of those around you. In fact, there isn’t a limit on how far greatness can go. Having an open heart can change your entire world! You are now willing to lose a life that you’ve known and become accustomed to, in order to gain the life that flows abundantly from the unmerited source of the unknown, the universe – God. 

Life blissfully and effortlessly escorts you throughout your days.  Love fills your mind, heart and soul with every rise and fall of the sun, moon and stars. Love and bliss now fire the flame of your existence. You are now ready to take on and change the world with the beautiful soul you hold! 

What your eyes now perceive is love. The magic field of the unknown, now uncovers wisdom to you, in your presence. The old thought pattern that life is here to cause harm no longer dictates or has control over your actions or emotions. You now realize; it is this type of thought process that fuels condemnation and dysfunction. And this, is what helps energize humanity’s demise. Holding the belief that life is against you, is in fact dishonesty at its highest form and steals your happiness away. Life is here to support you and guide you. Not to harm you. 

Life is full of joy and simply requires one’s trust and understanding in order to fully enjoy and uncover their place here on earth. Walk the road of the unknown and feel the beauty and blissfulness that supports you with each step you take. Simply from following the road of the unknown. Be blessed. 

A question was posed to me on Quora today and the question was, have I ever asked myself, “Why me?” – My response was yes; I have asked myself “Why me?”  – I now ask myself, “Why not me?”

When I think back to when I’ve asked myself, “Why me?” I was in a space where I felt powerless to make any solid changes. Asking myself that question only helped me to trade my inner power for victimization of self. Placing myself in a victimized mental state with repetitive closed ended questioning drained me of my energy. It’s not that I desired to think like this or feel this way, but I honestly didn’t know how to think any differently. It was very hard for me to create the life I wanted while continuing to think in the same way. I got fed up and decided to ask the question a different way. I began asking the question in a way that helped position me to open up my mind in order to perceive things in a way that worked for me, not against me. 

Changing the way that I asked this question, empowered me to become an active participant in the life that I desired. I started asking myself, “Why not me?” This new style of how I examined the question, positioned me to look at things transparently and in a matter of fact kind of way. In this new space my ability to go from victim to victor happened very quickly for me. When I changed my perception, I changed my life. 

In the event that I am not pleased with my current version of reality, I still ask myself, “Why not me”? I do this because it is imperative that I recognize the role that I play in my life, as well as the lives of others around me. If I need to make changes, so be it. At that point instead of beating myself up or feeling bad about my circumstances, I take action in pursuing the steps necessary for the change I wish to create. In doing so, I enforce the transformation effortlessly. I can choose to be a victim, or I can choose to be victorious in all things. 

“Why not me?”

I have seen far too many times than I’d like to recount the abuse and misuse we place upon ourselves. We can give love, attention and kindness to others but fail to give it to ourselves. Becoming unbalanced we drain ourselves and can’t seem to find any reasons as to why. Generational curses and religion bind us with thoughts of who we shouldbe and what needs to be done in order to be sinless. That sounds like pressure and God’s yoke is easyand burdens lightso what are we missing? The truth is this, to sin is to miss the mark of unconditional love, period. Unconditional love isn’t earned, it’s simply given. Yet, conditional love is how we’ve been taught to love others as well as ourselves. We all have done this so there isn’t any blame at all. We teach what we learn. It’s time that we retrain and teach in a different way. Do you agree?

To sin, means what exactly? How much do we really know? According to Wikipedia, sin is an act of transgression (sin, trespass, violation, wrongdoing) against divine or natural law. Sin can also be viewed as any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living. So, if sin is an act of transgression against divine or natural law – what is divine or natural law? Webster’s Dictionary stated natural law is: a body of law or a specific principle held to be derived from nature and binding upon human society in the absence of or in addition to positive law and divine definition is this: of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God. To miss the mark is to see division and inequity. To miss the mark means to judge according to the limited mental knowledge we consume. There is only one consciousness that knows all and sees all, the master of the Universe, God; only God can judge.  

What is the definition of love?  Biblically -1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New International Version (NIV) states:Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. And, according to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, love: strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties maternal love for a child. We claim love is unconditional, but all the conditions are artifacts we use, when giving love. Condition is all we seem to live by, all we seem to know. 

Do we love in an unconditional manner, or do we condemn and hate the unfavorable? The unfavorable can even be us, after all the worse condemnation is condemnation of self. We cannot change the world unless we first change ourselves. Changing the misconception requiresallto be healed, not just a few. We are here to learn that unconditionalis the only way to love. Limitless, pure potentiality at its best is love. Harming oneself and another by placing boundaries on the level of love being given, based on their circumstances and learnedbehavior; how is it that we claim to love in this way? 

To sin: is to notsee yourself and others how God perceives you, perfect. To be sinless: walk in acceptance and love. To be sinless: embrace who you are, flaws and all. To be sinless: avoidance of comparison; you are you, embrace, don’t reject that fact. To be sinless: is to see love in another, through the awareness in you

1 John 4:18 states: There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.When we are fearful or doubtful, we are not walking in love; but in disapproval of ourselves. This disapproval bleeds into our relationships, finances and so on. Fear wreaks havoc on our lives and will take over if we aren’t aware of what’s true for us. The bible states God’s people parish from lack of wisdom and this is because we have taken on the beliefs of the world as opposed to staying close to the spirit who lives in us. The mind is filled with hogwash from eons ago and we base our lives on the intelligence of our minds. When we do this, we turn away from our spirit. If we decide to live through our mental conditioned self (ego) instead of who we are internally (spirit) we become divided. Division leads to ruin. Ruin leads to death. 

We were not to become like the world but be lights of the world, by being transformed and renewed through the retraining of our minds. The bible instructs us to be diligent in retraining our minds to not adapt the societal divisions of the world. In Romans 12:2 we are told not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.We fear the unknown based on limiting beliefs of the world. This isn’t love. Fear and love cannot coexist. Fear harms, love heals and restores. Fear divides, love conquers all. Let me be clear, our way of doing things based on mental concepts or conditioning alone, will neverwork in leading us to our destiny. We must be present and aligned in order for limitless pure potentiality to flow within us. 

But how do we usually practice love? I don’t know about you but here’s what I see: Conditional love given when things go how we thinkthey should. Usually we love ourselves when our life is in order, just how we like it. Otherwise, we beat ourselves up, feel guilty and wonder what we are doing wrong. We compare ourselves and our lives to everyone else. We then push ourselves to go the extra mile, hoping someone would notice. Simply put, we look for gratification and love in others. We love our spouse when they take the time to give us the attention we crave; otherwise we complain and withdrawal, we might even be mean. We openly love and praise our children when they are making straight A’s and enjoying extra circular activities; otherwise we continuously let our disappointments be known; compare and punish for falling short of what we expect them to be. We are courteous and respectful to the CEO, nevertheless the Janitor can’t even get a hello. We praise the rich, look down on the poor. And finally, we walk around with fake smiles and shattered hearts, not knowing how to mend it at all. We have been hurt. We have become broken pieces of what love is supposed to be. Sounds like loving based on condition to me. 

How are we loving and complaining at the same time? We are not. How are we loving and angry at the same time? We are not. How are we loving, yet condemning, placing blame and pointing fingers? We are not. We are either choosing to love or we are feeding the conditioned picture of division and condemnation, which is simply serving the dysfunction of this world. Anything divided will not and cannot stand. If we are complaining based on falling short of the perfection, we think we should be living up to we aren’t loving ourselves; this is beating ourselves up unnecessarily. 

We are on a journey in this life and we will get to our destined place, if we know and practice the truth that sets us free. There isn’t any love in condemnation. To love is to be free. To love is to allow. To love is to grow. To love is to nurture. To love is to embrace the newness of what can be. To love is to love yourself and others exactly as we are, expressions of love. Love isn’t based on habituated illusions of what we think shouldbe.  

We know in order to receive, we must give first. If we aren’t giving love and acceptance to ourselves, how will we continue to grow? Voids that won’t go away is a sure sign that love needs to be replenished on the inside. If the love we see is limited to outside sources, does that mean love can only be conquered through something or someone else? Think about that for a second. The storm and the calm can only be felt first, within. So, in other words anything that rest outside of you can never fill the emptiness that’s felt within you. But on the contrary, once the emptiness has been filled on the inside, outside desires begin to come into fruition, automatically.  

Fall in love with the essence of life. Fall in love with the beauty in, through and around you. Begin to wake up and feel life, in totality again. Fall in love, in spite of. Make a choice to walk in love. Fall in love with the being that is, you. Far too many times than not, we see love and joy in everything but ourselves. But, how is this so? How can we see in others, what we refuse to see in ourselves? If in fact we areable to perceive greatness in others, doesn’t that mean, what we see in others, is also in ourselves. Love is unconditional. Love is you. 

 

What is an opinion, a thought that can be changed, a view or judgment formed about something not necessarily based on fact or knowledge but based on how we think things should be. What is fact, a thing that is indisputably the case, can’t be argued or altered, such as 5+5+10. Yet we walk around with opinions and view them as facts then often wonder why the life we see is full of turmoil, heartbreak and misery.

Our opinion of ourselves, situations and others have never been helpful to us just a cause of judgment, self-condemnation and harm to the life we all have been given out of love. Opinions are thoughts that often change based on individual social conditioning as well as what we feel currently. So why hold on to the opinions when they are clearly not facts and cause division?

Opinions, the root of all harm; Opinions, the cause of illusion outside and within, fuels hatred and causes us to judge poorly and inaccurately. We judge incorrectly because we don’t have all the facts about any one thing entirely. What we do have is fragments of our own perception of reality, which is usually based on our beliefs and past history.

Opinions who told us we should have them anyway? Are we the Creator or Master of the Universe, of course not; we do however, hold the power within our hearts to get what we give out and this is definitely one of life’s laws. This life law I speak of is called karma therefore judge not, throw those opinions out. Our opinions of others, situations and ourselves will mimic back to us 100 fold each and every time, there is no getting around it. So do yourself a favor, renounce those opinions once and for all!

The trick is this, to acknowledge our opinions and simply surrender them. Clear out the opinions and judgments that feed our minds and hearts entirely. Decide to not hold on to them anymore. Do this by recognizing and acknowledging the opinions you hold and deciding that they no longer benefit you after all. Intention and attention is all that’s needed to make a difference. It is the opinions that cause us to feel separation from the source of all greatness. It’s our opinions that cause us to blame, internalize resentment and be led by un-forgiveness. How would this kind of thinking ever cause happiness within, truth is, it can’t.

Judge NOT lest ye be judged is a powerful teaching in the statement alone. These opinions or should we say judgments have given an illusion of separateness, damnation and fear and guess what, its time to call it quits! We now know better, so we must do better and the only opinion that should be made is this, none. Be a watcher, see things and decide to simply let them go.

How do I not take offense when I am filled with words, actions and thoughts from the past? How do I learn to love, when the life I have lived, so full of abandonment, addictions and at times even hatred from those who claim to love and support me throughout my existence? What was the meaning of the experiences after all? To avoid love or live in pain either choice is one in the same.

How do I continue to do what’s right – I’ve been taught that life is supposed to be a fight. Now I see I have been misguided, entirely. God said his yoke was easy to carry, burdens light. So why do I feel as though I need to fight? I don’t actually. There aren’t any fights other then the wars created within me, stemming from negative thoughts I have decided to carry.  If I simply let it all go would there be any controversy, it simply would not be.

How and why do I fight to remain in control, control of everything outside of me? I realize this type of thinking is pure insanity. We are to work on things we can change; allow the rest to take form and be shaped by life’s universal energy. So what can I actually control? I can control me! I decide to take control by deciding not to focus on or judge things that’s happening outside of me, but instead do my part to transform my current version of reality. But how to do that is the key and that is to begin by transforming thoughts of fear, anger and hatred to acceptance, freedom and genuine trust in my creator.

I am aware that this type of trust that I speak of can only come from my spirit, my heart. I can control my emotions based on what my spirit tells me, not what my mind thinks it knows. I can control who and what I allow to affect my energy. This is where my work is to be done.

How do I remain true to who I know myself to be, if every person around me is trying to change and shape me into what they want me to be? After all, we were born to be unique, grow into whom we were born to be, a magnificent masterpiece filled with an abundance of love given to circulate more of.

The Lesson: Learn to love in order to dim the pain. Hurt people generally hurt other people way more then they likely know. Love trumps hate but very few people practice love, but would rather argue, disagree and make that their ultimate truth. Closing off to their core, their nature and this is to love, unite and create abundance of everything desirable, everything lovable, everything true within you.

Fact is this – until we change the cycle of hatred, anger and violence we recreate what we hate, as opposed to putting out flames by deviating from the fuel that adds to the flame.  In order to produce what I love, I’ll simply make the shift from the insanity of trying to control things outside of me to working on what’s inside of me and putting on God’s armor daily! (Ephesians 6:10-18 (NIV)

 Your value can never be decreased based on someone else’s inability to see it.

Start your day in gratitude while also giving thanks for your very existence, understand and know you are a miracle and you’re here on this earth for a reason. When we start our day in gratitude life has a way of giving, providing more of and showing us more to be grateful for throughout the day. It’s sort of like a domino effect; how we start our day is usually the precursor to the rest of our day. Appreciation and gratitude leads to unsurpassed happiness, which in turn boosts your confidence, go ahead and try it!

Be aware of the thoughts that circulate, as this is a big contribution to the ill will feelings we harbor. Due to our constant need to evaluate characteristics, accomplishments and what we view as failures for ourselves as well as others. Reflect on things you like about yourself as well as things you do well. Make mental notes (visualize) and set goals to work on anything you have the ability to change. Focus on your goodness. Throw out all the nonsense that stems from negative opinions, even your own.

Never compare yourself or life situations to or with anyone else, you’re not them and they’re not you and there’s a big reason for that too! Just think there is nobody on this planet with the same DNA makeup as you, nobody who can smile exactly as you do. There’s nobody and I mean nobody that has the voice you do, or even touches the way that you do! There is confidence in itself knowing there isn’t anyone on this entire universe that can be YOU! Spend time each day learning and growing into the beautiful being in you, that is you while learning who you truly were made to be.

Know without a shadow of a doubt that there isn’t anything that needs to be added or taken away from you because you were made exactly how you were supposed to be, You. We are born whole, lacking nothing and given everything we need to function in this life, accordingly. All else are mere things we acquire based on perceived desired needs.

Be kind to, accept and appreciate the soul, body, mind and emotions you’ve been given. Never focus on what you think you don’t have enough of, and I mean on any level.  Understand that your uniqueness is what makes you, why try to be somebody you’re not so others can accept you; fact is you don’t have to. Accept and love wholeheartedly your individuality. You came to this world exactly how you were meant to be and the #1 rule is accepting that fact entirely. Love who you are, accept and appreciate the journey because you darling, are a One of   a Kind, Confident Masterpiece!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the bible, the book of Genesis depicts a story of God’s creation of the beginning of time. Heaven and earth was made, the creation of man, woman and all living things. The Garden of Eden, Eden also means the presence of God, tells a story regarding the temptation the serpent brought to Adam and Eve in God’s creation of paradise. Now, the serpent, which according to the dictionary is known as a large snake or could also mean a sly or treacherous person, especially one who exploits a position of trust in order to betray it.

What’s most prevalent to me is when the serpent deceives Eve to believe the instruction given by God, she should supersede. In fact, the serpent goes on to tell Eve, she would be smarter and more “like God” if she did the opposite of what God told her to do, which is not eat from this forbidden fruit tree. Not only did she eat from this forbidden tree, she then convinced her counterpart to do the exact same thing. Although the story in the bible is said to have occurred eons ago, the same cycle is still occurring today. Has modern society become the new age Adam and Eve? I’d like to take you back into biblical times just to give a simpler understanding to what occurred then and how it connects us to the lives we all live now.

Just picture it, the beauty of colorful trees and leaves, the bright blue sky and vibrant colors of flowers and green grass. A place of indefinite serenity, happiness and unity! The freedom to be fruitful and multiply, a life of order; Heaven on earth with direct access to your Creator, it was perfect! Then imagine having life, as you know it, stolen. That’s what happens to us when we choose to believe the lies of the serpent. That’s also what happened to Adam and Eve, just read and see.

Adam and Eve dwelled in the Garden of Eden, meaning they dwelled in the presence of God until the serpent (devil, enemy, ego) came and convinced them to eat of the tree of what’s good and evil (judgment). Adam and Eve had been given specific instruction from God “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” (Genesis 2:15-17) However the serpent came to her with deceptive temptation and said, “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”(Genesis 3:4-5) and boom, just like that she had been deceived, her life and Adam’s, stolen. (Genesis 3:12-13Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”)

Once they ate of this tree, they began to see things differently. They now felt they had enough wisdom to judge accordingly. Then moment Adam and Eve judged what they perceived things to be, after eating from this Knowledge of Good and Bad tree their perception of life, themselves and God had changed from a limitless life, lacking in nothing to fear and adversity. After all how would they be able to judge accordingly, when they were not the creators of this Knowledge of Good and Bad tree? The enemy was able to deceive. Now Adam and Eve feel fear and hide from God, creating a false illusion of separation and anxiety. Eating fruit from the forbidden tree caused them to judge and forget their true God given destiny. Before this serpent came and deceived, they saw themselves and their lives whole, perfect and complete.

Eyes that once saw beauty now see imperfection, insecurity, and feel a false sense of rejection. The plan to steal, kill and destroy has begun to arise and take form. Realizing that you shouldn’t have eaten from this tree, shame and guilt is now causing you to flee and turn away from the very source that gave you life abundantly. (Genesis 3:10 -12 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked?)

We have all been given a God given destiny of pure limitless perfection. We lack in nothing! The story of Adam and Eve is a depiction of all the sons and daughters of God being deceived daily to believe we aren’t enough, don’t have enough, aren’t pretty, funny, or whatever it may be – it’s a lie! We are also deceived to believe we know enough about a person, situation or justice or injustice to place judgment. Fact is we don’t. We do not see all nor will we ever know all, God is the only creator, therefore the only judge. God made you perfectly anything to the contrary is a lie of the enemy. Let’s simply agree we aren’t the creators of the world we see. Lets turn away from all judgment and banish separation and conformity. Make the choice to return to our God given destiny, whole, perfect and complete and stay far away from that damn Knowledge of Good and Bad tree!