Injoying the Ride
Coming to the writing empty, as usual — no idea what will come. This emptiness I now see as a divine gift. The adjustment period was rather long — a number of years — during which I often viewed it as difficult. Not now, though, now that I am injoying the fruits, this blessed emptiness, seldom penetrated by a thought.
Not that thoughts don’t arise — they do — but once we become more the ignorer of mind than the thinker, trapped within it — ah, the relief is great. It helps, of course, to not be watching TV, especially the MSM news — & not listening to radio. Don’t know if it’s anything to do with the generous doses of commercials, which are actually worse than the news — but the news, itself, is ever depressing, chaotic, & just nasty.
I remember back to the time of my 30-day media fast, encouraged by something I’d found online — a challenge to do a TV fast. I recall how, back then, with my finger ever on the mute button, I thought I had such things down-pat — that I was on top of that, not letting myself be programmed by silencing them. LOL, I was so foolish — well educated, but foolish.
As I look back, it was a lesson in humility — among many other things. By this time, some years ago, I’d already come a long way along the trek into Heart, just not realizing how deeply within mind I was still resident. I was comparatively free back then, much freer than I’d ever been.
Guess I felt a bit self-congratulatory. I didn’t need any media fast, LOL — that’s how I felt — but just for the challenge, the fun of doing something different, I gave it a try. It was literally life-changing.
On day 31, on turning the TV back on, it didn’t take an hour to realize I’d never watch it, again. It was a classic case of not being able to see the forest for the trees. When we’re in the forest — in this case, in mind to whatever extent — we don’t know it. We can’t tell. It takes getting the heck out of there to be at all able to evaluate our situation, our self.
I like to remember that time — to re-feel the feelings - the shock on realizing so quickly, on day 31, how very wrong I had been. What’s laughable, now, was truly mind-blowing back then. TV programming — no matter if it’s largely documentaries & educational fare, with the odd movie thrown in — is both addictive & — well, programming.
This is ever my reminder to never again think I truly know something — I could well be not just wrong, but deeply so. Especially with habits — when we subject ourselves to anything on a daily basis — we’re in the forest, not in a position to view it from the necessary distance to see clearly. Something about how the mind operates, I guess.
It’s humbling, I can tell you. Off of that self-satisfied perch I came crashing down — stunned. Not that I can say I don’t still retain such ingrained beliefs, somewhere — about something, perhaps many things. At least now I’ve got the grace to admit that I don’t know. It takes following your inner guidance — doing what feels good to you in the moment — to enable Life to show us such things. They’re ever there for us, once we’re ready to welcome them.
Absent that challenge — to quit watching for just 30 days — I’d perhaps never have discovered my true state. It’s just not discoverable from any perch we occupy within mind. I love the “Can’t see the forest for the trees” saying for how perfectly it encapsulates that experience — one of many in this life, but one that stands out starkly, all these years later.
Just as the eye sees, but is unable to see itself — that’s mind.
I spoke of seldom being bothered by thought. Wish I could transfer to others what this is like — how having disidentified as mind gives such a drastically changed experience of Life. As I ponder this, I guess I realize that speaking to anyone still identified with that is all but useless.
That’s a captive state, but we don’t know it, can’t know it while we’re there, in the midst of it. For any who feel froggy, you may want to jump on that 30-day media fast thing. It worked for me — guess that’s all I can say.
SONG OF HEART
Nothing will stop me from singing the song of Heart, though. Like a fountain rising up inside, it just flows through. So strange, too, how so many wise ones as teachers, down through the ages, spoke of such things — yet who really heard them? My bet is that most were like me — thinking I already knew something — thus (mentally) armored against their wisdom.
That’s why I so revere the empty — well, relatively empty — state I’m now in most of the time. The inner silence is in stark contrast to what living my life was like, back then. We just don’t know any better, as we haven’t yet had the experience. We may recognize our life as being greatly improved from an even earlier time, which further weaves the web of mind thinking it already knows something.
HEART MERGING WITH HIGHER MIND
In these days where I’m experiencing Heart somehow unifying with mind — I suspect with a higher mind than our 3D version — things are shifting, yet again. So often I find myself saying how strange it all is. Yet the strange keeps getting stranger, somehow. One of the best favors we can do for the self is to exit our reliance on, our trust in mind — the 3D version.
As we leave that to the side — for of course it goes with us on our journey — we’re more open to the vast realm of possibilities making themselves available in this time of the Great Shift, which I clearly see happening all over the world. People around the world are not all that different, folks — & our differences are largely external, not at the core of our Being, where we’re the same — soul stuff.
At our core, humanity is awesomely beautiful. We’ve all seen it, but perhaps in the midst of the cacophony of both the society & our noisy minds, we didn’t take note. We’re under tremendous pressures, everywhere, so that’s not surprising. Yet the more of us find our way into Heart, the better - the more enjoyable our trek through the chaos will be.
Societal structures are collapsing — we can all see that, too. Yet we need not go down with them, mired in the muck. Our freedom is actually available, there within each of us. The price is great, it’s true, but oh, so worth it! Let us rise, ascending in frequency, letting all the chaos see to itself. It doesn’t need us to tend to it, & it will surely take us down with it if that’s the path we choose.
Let’s choose the higher way, instead, by bucking mind into the back seat for this ride.
Socrates said: “ I know one thing: that I know nothing.”
Abraham-Hicks Daily Quote — 9/4/2017
“As you look for a better-feeling way to approach whatever you are giving your attention to; as you continue to ask yourself from your ever-changing vantage point, “What is it that I do want?”… Eventually you will be standing in a very pleasing place — for you cannot continually ask yourself what it is that you do want without your point of attraction beginning to pivot in that direction. The process will be gradual, but your continued application of the process will yield wonderful results in only a few days.”
Excerpted from Money and the Law of Attraction on 8/31/08
Esther (Abraham and Jerry)
11:33 pm, Monday 2017/09/04, 1st, Mayan day 6 Flint / Etznab