Higher Self Dream

I Am Coming Home by Sheilan

I Am Coming Home by Sheilan

Last night I had a higher self dream… I dreamed I was being reassigned to a new job or mission as my mission on earth is complete.  In the dream I was looking for the (symbolic) office I was being reassigned to and I awoke up remembering saying in the dream “I will do my best”, to the person giving me the assignment. Before the reassignment was given to me I was told that I would no longer need to deal with extreme dark energy like on earth, which have psychically attacked me for years.  Many of us here on earth are not originally from earth and came here on a mission (usually in a group).  At some point we complete what we came here to do and then it is time for us to go home before going to the reassigned mission.  If our higher self is here on a mission, generally it we are much lighter than other beings / higher selves here in school, not here on a mission.  As I have become much lighter in this life I have often come under psychic attacks by such beings.  Thou not enjoyable, being psychically attacked seems to be part of the journey of becoming lighter. It is the dark energy’s job to attack the light energy and dealing with these attacks makes are being stronger.

This earth is a school and this life is part of a play of sorts.  How well we are able to see and know our higher self and mission depends on how attached we are to the character or role we play in this 3-D reality play.  How real is this 3-D reality to us?  How free are we from desires and attachments?  Do we know our “so called” failures are part of the script or storyline to teach us and help us grow?  If we know this we can be free of the burden of trying to override the limitations of our character.  Our character is not who are eternal higher self is.  Our character is a mask. We are nearing the time for the script of this play on earth to change.  This is very exciting!  For others like myself it is a time to go home and to be reassigned.  The next theme or script (at least in the beginning) will be cleared of the extreme darkness which we experience on the earth now. Soon there will be a gentle time of learning here.

So, how do we know if we have had a higher self dream or a dream where other parts of self are convening? We are each unique, but upon awaking, if the dream seems important and especially meaningful, it is good for us to take note as to what the dream was about… what is the message?  These kind of dreams will stick with us longer and will not fade as fast as regular dreams. Often we will be left with subtle, deep emotion… perhaps even feeling a little homesick for our group soul.  In such dreams we might also have a visitation from others we have deep soul connections with.

Reading the symbols and signs that are sent to us, as well as dream messages, are important because it is how Self communicates with us here in 3-D.  Ultimately there is only One self.  We can get easily side tracked by the darkness and think the darkness is real and we are separate from the whole.  Part of the learning is to be able to decipher the messages and to free our self from the fear of darkness and separation and to know we are never cut off from the light, which we are.

 Wishing you all the best for whatever is next for you…  Enjoy your journey.

Sheilan 2014

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LOVE

Love by Peter Max

Love by Peter Max

Happy Valentines Day. Love is who we are.  Love expressing it’s self purely is the simple delight in being alive and radiating love to all unconditionally.  We adore being with babies, animals and nature because we can easily experience their love and our own love is reflected back to us.  The more we diminish our darkness, the more our love is released and realized and we shine love for others unconditionally.

May you be the love you want to experience and love the One your with.

love is all there is,

Sheilan

2014

Be the Love by Sheilan

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Law of Attraction vs. William Shakespeare

Winter Sunset by Sheilan

Winter Sunset by Sheilan

All the world is a stage…

Yes we would all like to be in control our lives in order to find happiness, but is this really possible?  When you see the dream/illusion of Reality clearly, you know we do not have control at this level of Self and therefore not possible.  Inner peace comes when we realize at this level we are merely players of the play and have surrendered trying to control our storyline and accept our lives and destiny.  This does not mean our character stops making choices.  This merely means we understand at this level of self we are the player and not the playwright and we look to our soul and higher self as the author of our character and storyline.  In this knowledge there is great freedom to be found and this is our ascension and liberation.

To illustrate my point, read some of  William Shakespeare’s famous quotes and ponder their meaning.  I have placed the quotes in an order to read like a poem.

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“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

“When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”

“My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.”

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

“The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.”

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

“I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.”

“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.”

“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.”

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

“Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.”

~William Shakespeare

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The Self and the Sleeping Self

The Dream Portal by Sheilan

Our Self, as a being, is made up of three parts: our physical self who hosts our ethereal self (higher self) and soul self.  The higher self is the host for the soul and who we are when we are not in this physical body.  The higher self is like a bridge for our consciousness; it is the go between to our soul and physical self.  The soul is the part of us which has no beginning and no end and knows no limits.  Only higher self and physical self has limits and has a beginning and end.

At the beginning of a Universal Cycle, the soul comes out of the One and is given a higher self to function and play in creation.  The soul stays in the higher self until the end of the Universal Cycle and then it either merges back into the One or the higher self enlists in the angelic kingdom to serve other Universal Cycles. The soul and higher self explores the spectrum of light via training grounds like earth or other planetary schools located thru out the universe.

When entering a school, physical bodies are given to the soul and higher self as vehicles. Bodies could be anything in the physical realm that a soul wants to experience and not limited to the human experience.  Often the soul will split it self into 4-6 parts in what is called life lines to have a more varied experience and to get the maximum out of school. When an expression of self is no longer needed or we have completed our lessons and schooling on a training ground, our life lines merge back into us.  Life lines have their own soul and higher self, which is connected to the original soul and higher self.  Most of the beings on the planet in this 3-D game are life lines of their original soul.  In such cases, the original soul and higher self stays on the other side of the veil guiding its players or life lines.

Sleep is necessary for regenerating all parts of Self. Though meditation is a useful tool, sleep is the paramount way for connecting to our higher self and soul.  If we are a life line player, sleep is essential for us to connect to our original, greater self.  When we are asleep and dreaming our higher self is awake and taking care of the business of Self on the other side of the veil.  When we are awake here our higher self is asleep there.  When we are asleep information is downloaded to us and when we are awake we upload information to our sleeping higher self.

If you have paid any attention to your dreams you know there are many kinds of dreams to experience.  Sometimes we dream about the lives of the other parts of us or life line players. Sometimes we are being instructed or informed and guided by our soul and higher self on a topic or issue in our life. There is so much more to dreaming than people who study dreams realize.   This 3-D reality is also a kind of dream, which can be changed without the physical self realizing a change has happened.

If you study and pay attention to your dreams you will realize that the dream reality of our sleep is as valid as our waking reality dream.  Are you awake now or are you dreaming? Are you sure? Yes this is a trick question, but worth pondering.  Because of the dream quality of reality, it is possible for a pole shift and shift in consciousness (a theme change) to take place for this earth school and most of us would not know it.  It would be as simple as going to sleep and waking up in a new peaceful, harmonious reality.

This is how planetary schools change their themes.  The shift is not happening because of evolution etc. This is a dream… the notion of evolution is part of the dream.  We grow lighter so we can see the dream!  After the theme changes, it will all seem very normal… like it has always been this way.  We simply wake up from being asleep and dreaming and while asleep we were conditioned for the change of theme. Perhaps, after the theme change occurs, it might seem as if the nightmare of this life is only a distant, fading memory of a past dream.

Row row row your boat gently down the stream… merely merrily merely merrily life is just a dream!

Happy 2014,

Sheilan

“You are not just a drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop.” – Rumi

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Realizing Infinity

By Rednor

By Rednor

When I was in my early twenties I had my first awakening experience and vision.  It was a very cosmic moment.  The vision was alive and sort of like the above fractal image, as well as similar to an Escher 3-D image.  The vision gave me an understanding of infinity and being eternal. Because of my early Christian background, I called it my Christ experience.  In that moment and for the next 48 hours I was infinite and One with creation.  I saw the Universal Cycles of Creation….. cycles within cycles within cycles.  It has taken me 40 years to grow into the vision and to to be able to hold the vision with understanding of the Universal Cycles without short circuiting my brain.  The higher self is born into a Universal Cycle.  All souls come from the same Nothingness, but requires a higher self as a vehicle. Which cycle was your higher self born into?  Aside from being Nothing and Everything…. who are you?  What do you know about your higher self? Where were you before coming to this earth school and given a 3-D body?  Where will you go after you have graduated from here?  What does it mean to be an angelic?

Just some things to ponder…..

Sheilan 2013

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The Dream Never Goes Away

The Awakened by Sheilan

The Never Ending Story by Sheilan

“Even when the birds feathers are gone… the bird doesn’t stop flying.

Even when the violin string snaps… the song never ends.

The dream never goes away even if I wake up.”

~Unknown

 

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The Prayer of an Awakened Heart

acceptance2.web“I am ready now. Please tell me what to do and let me serve. I surrender completely and accept whatever is given to me. I am here to be a servant of the light. I know who I am. I trust Consciousness to care for me. Separation is the dream. I have been given all that I need and if I don’t have something, I must not really need it. I do what my soul wants me to do and need no praise for doing it. Only the ego desires acknowledgment and rewards for what is done. I surrender all desires. Please let me be Light. Thank you. I am grateful for all your help. Please protect me from darkness. Thank you. My deepest wish above all else is to return to the Light while in separation. Please… this is all I ask.”

This is the desire and prayer of an awakened heart.

Inner peace is only sought after by the beings driven to do the work, because they are miserable living partially awake and partially asleep in the dream. For these beings, waking up from the dream becomes the only possible cure for what ails them. Realizing and Knowing Truth brings about Awakening. Truth at the highest level is very simple to know and understand intellectually. However, realizing this truth takes us thousands of incarnations in order to realize the full meaning. Of course, it is wonderful that beings think and believe whatever they want to. This is what makes the planet so varied and interesting. Beings who want to awaken and Know Truth and live in peace and harmony must desire this above all else.

Life is a dream. It takes a deep yearning to see Truth through the distractions. The distractions keep the dream hidden, making it difficult to perceive. But, if we are really tired of being tortured and unhappy in the dream, the first step is to get on our hands and knees, (metaphorically) and let go…surrender! Let go of everything we hold on to. Let go of all our attachments. Let go of fears. When letting go at first, it can be very scary because we feel vulnerable, but let go any way. You will not loose yourselves. Ask your angel of protection to be with you. Ask your angel and ethereal guides to help keep you in the light. Do this over and over again… every day if necessary, if you really desire to be awakened.

We will only know Truth and light after letting go of all our attachments. This is the only way it can happen. Part of letting go is being willing to face and complete all of our karmic lessons. When facing challenges pray and ask for help. Meditate and go for walks to help quiet the mind. Be aware of what you are feeling. Feel the emotion fully then let it go. Don’t be pulled into repetitive negative thinking that feeds lower emotions. When breaking repetitive thoughts, practice keeping thoughts in the present moment. Observe your feelings and thoughts. This is how you know where you are within yourself. Do something to shift out of the darkness if you find yourself thinking negatively. I am not saying to watch your thoughts so you can control your outer reality. I say this so you can be aware and enjoy your life no matter what the outside is doing.

 Surrender is the path to a life full of joy and love.

Sheilan 2013

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Karmic Debts While On the Earth

The Couple by Sheilan

On this earth school, karma and karmic lessons are an integral part of the learning. We must accumulate karma purposefully in order to have a storyline in order to learn lessons and to grow and eventually move on from here to another school. So, after accumulating the karmic debt, it is important we pay back the debt in order to fully complete the lesson.

Karma is used as a tool to pay into or subtract out of the storyline.  There is nothing, which is given or happens to us from another which is free or without consequences.  It is either something that is owed to us or something our soul will be paying back at another time.  All debts are required to be paid back before we are balanced and can graduate from this earth school. Karmic debts are collected and paid back in a myriad of ways… not only the direct and obvious ways.  The complicated karmic system adds deep levels to the learning and makes for a more interesting time on the planet and in school.

Judging actions of others and ourselves, as good and bad, keeps us unaware of the deeper reality and that we are in an illusion or dream.  Nothing is ever as it seems on the surface. How do we know when karma is being newly made or when it is being paid back? When we realize we are in a school we become more serious about our lessons. We surrender and no longer resist doing the work before us. At this stage, we are soul tired and desire to stay focused so we can graduate.

Sheilan 2013

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Stop The World I Want to Get Off

Merry Go Round by Sheilan

Merry Go Round by Sheilan

Stop the world I want to get off…

As seekers we transcends the desire to continue seeking when the dream and trance is seen.  When awakened from the dream our desires and goals are shattered because we were chasing a dream within the dream.  Awakened seeing brings us a sweet stillness and a contented joy to the moment.  Seeing the illusion is the secret to inner peace.  The seer also becomes part of the secret and goes unnoticed in the world.  The seer is still and quiet, while everything else is busy going up and down and round and round.

I remember being a child in the sixties and hearing of the Broadway musical Stop The World I Want To Get Off.  Thou small, I was profoundly moved by this title.  It shouted volumes to me of what it was to be an adult living in the world.  It reminded me of being a hamster in a cage, on a wheel going round and round.   I am grateful I can see and know the dream and have stepped off the wheel.  The world keeps spinning and weaving the story.  It seems to be getting more and more bizarre each day.  Gun ownership seems to be taking us into a Wild West reality.  “If you don’t have a gun for protection then you will not be safe.”  What a dark times we are living in.  The ride can be a nightmare for sensitives.  The innocent joy fades fast when we are forced to conform as adults and face the harsh worldly lessons before us.

Unless you are completely ready and done with drama, getting off the ride can be boring and you will find yourself getting back on until your lessons are complete.  For some, drama makes them feel alive and they are not ready to give it up.  Deep peace and stillness is preferred to drama by the beings who have stepped off the ride.  These beings are not “blissed out”, living in Nirvana or paradise, but they are at peace.  All conflict in their lives are not entirely at an end.  This is not how it works.  The illusionary dream is still all around them, so they interact in the illusion to some degree, while they continue to be on earth.  While here, even thou their assigned lessons are over, they continue to learn because this is what a being of light does.  The learning never ends.   The difference for them interacting in the illusion is they see the dream and therefore are not attached to the dream nor do they desire to be fulfilled by it in anyway shape or form for they know it is not real.

Inner peace originates from their soul and higher self.  There is nothing here the ego can take credit for.  When the soul chooses peace and light and all the lessons are completed, the earth story is over… no more drama for lessons.  Thou it might seem there is no longer a reason to be here, a being might continue to stay and serve others before the soul chooses to return to the higher dimensions.  And then it will be time for the soul to begin a new chapter in another time and place far, far away from earth.

Stop the world… the story is finished!  Lets enjoy the ride while it lasts…

Sheilan 2013

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Zen Quotes

Zen by Sheilan

– ZEN QUOTES –

“If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?”  ~by Dōgen

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“When the mind is the master, you live in a hell.  When you are the master of your mind, you live in the land of the Buddhas.” ~by Bodhidharma

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“When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing. ” ~by Jack Kerouac Path To Enlightenment in The Dharma Bums

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“Preoccupied with a single leaf you won’t see the tree.” ~ by Unknown

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“Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision.” ~by Hsi-Tang

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“A flower falls even though we love it and a weed grows even though we do not love it.” ~by Dogen Zenji

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“Your Treasure House is in yourself, it contains all you need.” ~by Hui Hai, Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening

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“A Cup of Tea – Nan-in, a Japanese master received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.  Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring.  The professor watched the overflow until he could no longer restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”  “Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your up?” ~by Nyogen Senzaki

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“Not till your thoughts cease all their branching here and there, not till you abandon all thoughts of seeking for something, not till your mind is motionless as wood or stone, will you be on the right road to the Gate.”  ~by Huang Po, The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind

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“Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?” _by D.T. Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture

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“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.”  ~by Bodhidharma, The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

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“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there”  ~by Robert M. Pirsig

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Having An Opinion

Higher Self by Sheilan

Higher Self by Sheilan

In the advaita and non-duality community, I have seen people thinking that to have an opinion is unenlightened and undesirable!!!!  My perception and opinion 😉 is this: concerning enlightenment, it matters not if we have opinions or not. What matters is our attachment and identification to the opinion that we make. This shows a subtle and important distinction and understanding of Self.

The ego is not the issue or problem.  It is our attachment to what the ego does and says, which keeps us from enlightenment.  It is our beliefs we are the ego/body foremost and deny soul it’s due reign over all parts of Self.  Sometimes in the process of giving soul it’s due we go to the other extreme and deny our opinions and then we appear cardboard like.  This reveals we our identifying our Self, on some, level as the ego/body. The ego/body self is our vehicle.  We do not exist without the container of ego/body and higher self.  The ego is not the part of Self, which identifies.  So then what deeper part of us is doing the identifying?  It is the part of us, which is in the process of waking up to Self and why we chose to come to earth school.

We become handicapped when we deny or don’t recognize all parts of Self.  To be balanced and whole is to embrace having an opinion and an ego, while knowing we are soul/consciousness foremost and so live our lives surrendered to Consciousness and soul.  Our higher self, which many do not realizes exists, is the part of us which is the bridge between the other two parts of Self and that ,which is awakening to Self.  While on earth we are all three parts of Self.  Jesus Christ called these three parts of Self the Father (soul/Consciousness), Son (human body) and Holy Ghost (higher self). When not on an earth like school, we are soul and higher self.  Higher self can be known and directly connected and communicated with via our meditations.

Enjoy your opinion!

Sheilan 2013

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.”   ~ by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Le Phénomène Humain (1955)

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The Divine Play

Staged Reality by Sheilan

Bed of Grass by Sheilan

. . . . The Divine Play . . . .

This is a planetary school. Perceiving the dream and divine play and realizing our Oneness may be the final teachings of this school.  When we see the divine play clearly, our schooling here is complete. There is no reason to be here except perhaps to serve and help others also to see the play clearly. Earth’s divine play is about to change into something more enlightened and peaceful.  We do not need to evolve the whole planet into peace and harmony to have this. It would be an impossible task in the state we are currently in. Changing the storyline of the play is a natural event for this school and happens annually every so many thousands of years. The previous storyline was Atlantis. Your role and the story of your life is part of the divine play and you are part of the divine change we are now going through.

People measure the stage of the play to figure out what they think reality and the history of the earth is.  It feels real and looks real, but it is not real! How could their assessments be accurate if their measurements are based on faulty presumptions?  There is a type of evolution happening here, but not the obvious evolution we are led to believe.  Evolution is happening only at the level of our soul’s higher self.  What we see here is what was planned as part of the fabricated story to make this earth school complicated and interesting.  We can’t trust what we see to be how it really is.

Our galaxy and solar system and all we see, of the universe from earth, is part of the play… a stage created to be believable. By going inside ourselves is the only way we will be able to know the Truth and to be able to understand the different levels of Self. Outside of inner us, is only props and mirrors to support the schooling happening here. This is one of the hardest schools in the true universe because the dream reality seems very real.  It requires tremendous light to break through the dense darkness here. Each lifetime we have lived here is a role our soul chose for us to play and is just one of the many roles we have played in this divine play.

Happy 2013

~Sheilan

Note: If you are interested in learning about the dream and divine play, see my articles in the Earth School pages above.

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The Paradox Of Self

Two As One by Sheilan

Two As One by Sheilan

Because we live in an imperfect creation, it is not possible to talk to about Truth perfectly. We can point to it by creating stories and myths to use as models to help us understand it. In this article I use the feminine and masculine energy as symbols to point to Truth and wholeness between opposites. In this model the feminine stands for Truth, beyond all physicality and the masculine represents truth in all physicality. I invite you to read with your heart rather than your intellect.

The Paradox Of Self

My beloved is a Goddess.   She is beyond all comprehension and knowledge and therefore trying to speak of her is difficult. Having a physical form, I am the universe and creation. I am God to her Goddess and I am you.  Our purpose is to ascend out of our physical trance and to awaken to know her.  I am devoted to her no matter what my form.  As man/women, paper cup or drop of rain, she will always be my Goddess. As God, her attracting opposite, I travel the pathway home to be with her.

Out of her vast void, I manifested. I am the words to her poetry.  Some beings see all manifestation as flawed and imperfect when compared to her.  As the dream, we will always be flawed when seen by beings yet awakened.  Only beings awakened from the dream see she is me, so in my own way, I am perfect too.We are perfect together. We are unable to see the perfection because we have been hypnotized by the dream.  No matter the hypnotized level, our beloved, will reach us with words we can understand.

My lover is the creator of our creation.   She has written the storybook and all it’s characters. We play all the parts of all the characters.  She watches the scenes from behind our eyes and knows the dialogue before the lines are said.  We believe the characters and stories we play to be real.  And because of this we believe we can decide the actions and destiny of the characters we play.  We are lost in the stories and the characters and get upset, when the story doesn’t happen the way we desire.  We believe the choices are ours to make.  We believe we have control of the story and we resist and suffer when the character’s desires we are playing don’t materialize.  The Goddess writes the desires of character as part of the story. Sometimes the character’s desires are fulfilled within the story and sometimes not.  The power we believe we have is an illusion.  When we see ego and know it is not who we are, we are liberated from the illusion or dream.  We then know who and what is breathing us.  

As her creation, I am controlled by my beloved Goddess and I am always moving towards her.  She craves for us to know her completely and uses all dimensions of creation to reveal herself.  When we explore the densest, darkest parts of the dream, we are oblivious to her.  We forget her.  When we are defeated by darkness, call upon her our Beloved, to lift you up out of the dark.  Ask for her guidance and help from a humble heart and on bended knee.  She will always answer you.  With glimpses of her love and light, she can remove the dark in an instant

Only I can know my beautiful and infinite Goddess. She created me to love her. Her love and my love is the real drama and story of the creation dream.  In the creation stories, her light will alwaysprevail over the dark. This is the only option possible, but we do not know it, when asleep in the dream.  Before we awake from the dream to be with our love, she demands us to focus on and surrender to her only.  She tells us all love comes from her.  So my love for her is her love, even if thou sometimes I think it comes from me.  When I completely surrender to her, my love becomes her love.

When I am more of her than me, I see you are her also.  We created this complicated creation to disguise our beloved from ourselves.  The creation stories of many of the religions on earth left her part out of their understanding, but this is how she wanted it.  It made the dream all the more confusing and difficult.  The earth university is one of the most challenging schools. In the beginning, she wanted us to know ourselves different from her.  How would she come know the length of eternity unless we knew death?  How would she know how big infinity could be unless we knew this limited body?  If I did not know the experience of pain how could she then appreciate pleasure?  Manifestation is a paradox.  When opposites and paradoxes disappear is when life and creation disappear too.  I see you; you are the same as I, but we are separated by the dream.

Oh my love, I only have my understanding of you to use to know you. I cannot know or grasp you, which is non-existent or void, as much as I would like.  You are beyond the intellect of thought.  This void that is you is half of who I am too.  Only the part of me that is you, knows of your existence.  We are a paradox.  Without each other, we are nonexistent.  Beloved you are Truth and I am your dream.  We are whole together and opposites when seen as separate.  We are yin and yang who make a whole.  We are One.  Of course, truthfully, you are neither feminine nor masculine and manifestation is whatever you desire it to be.  

I have written this understanding to parts of Self to help Self know Self.   We are One and all there is and ever will be.

by Sheilan 2012

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We Are One

We Are One

“We are One not two. We are that which is dreaming the dream and that which is the dream. We are whole together and not to be separated; for neither Is To Be without the other. When we know this divine marriage of Oneness the dreamer has awakened to Self!

Knowing all that we are can be an awakening at a new level. When Higher Self awakens to itself it becomes eternal. The material and immaterial become One… the internal with the external or inside with the outside… all are One and the same and all eternally infinite. This then is Infinite Living!”

~ Sheilan

Opening by Sheilan

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Enlightened Quotes

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 “I would define a ‘true sage’ conceptually as a human organism in which the sense of separation as the author of their actions is gone. It is a human being for whom the belief – and it is a false belief – that they are the centers of the universe, the authors of their thoughts and their feelings and their actions – that belief is absent in a True Sage. And this is not a belief on the part of the human organism that they are not the authors of their action, it is the absence of the belief that they are. So it is not the presence of the belief that they are not, but the absence of the belief that they are. There are a lot of people running around with the belief that they are not the authors of their action and that belief is simply another belief.”

~Wayne Liquorman
Advaita.org

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For enlightenment to happen the perceiver must turn right around and wake up to the fact that he is face to face with his own nature – that HE IS IT. The spiritual seeker ultimately finds that he was already at the destination, that he himself IS what he had been seeking and he was in fact already home.
~Ramesh Balsekar ‘A Net of Jewels’

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…”The perception here is that there are two distinctly different kinds of communication about the nature of enlightenment. One is personal and the other is impersonal. The first offers the seeking “person” help and direction to find something called enlightenment. The second offers the “person” nothing. The first comes in many forms and has a wide following because it seems to respond to the “person’s” needs. The second is unfamiliar and energetically confronting.”
~Tony Parsons

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…”The world is not an inherently dangerous place but it IS inherently changeable. Which is to say that security is fleeting. Security is the illusion that the comfort I have now won’t change. I am secure in my job means I won’t be fired. I am secure in my relationship means it is going to last forever. A deep part of us knows that such feelings are built on an insubstantial foundation. Our projections of the future are fantasies. We have been wrong before and we will likely be wrong again. Of course, we have been right a few times too…so there is always hope!”
~Wayne Liquorman
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“…Willpower should be understood to be the strength of the mind, which makes it capable of meeting success or failure with equanimity.  It is not synonymous with certain success.  Why should one’s attempts always be attended by success?  Success breeds arrogance and man’s spiritual progress is thus arrested.  Failure, on the other hand, is beneficial, inasmuch as it opens his eyes to his limitations and prepares him to surrender himself.  Self surrender is synonymous with eternal happiness.”
 ~Ramana Maharshi

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“… The Self never undergoes change; the intellect never possesses consciousness.  But when one sees all this world, he is deluded into thinking, “ I am the seer, I am the knower.”  Mistaking one’s Self for the individual entity, one is overcome with fear.  If one knows oneself not as the individual but as the supreme Self, one becomes free from fear.

“The entire universe is truly the Self.  There exists nothing at all other than the Self.  The enlightened person sees everything in the world as his own Self, just as one views earthenware jars and pots as nothing but clay.”
~Shankara

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“When we talk about settling the world’s problems, we’re barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.”
~Joseph Campbell

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“When you say, “I am happy”, you are not happy, because in this moment you have created a state of happiness. When you are actually happy, you don’t think of saying “I am happy”, because in that moment of happiness there is not a knower of the happiness, and you are in your glory, your wholeness, your globality.”
~Jean Klein ‘Open to the Unknown’

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“It is less what one is that should matter, than what one is not. To acquire knowledge should not be our first aim, but rather to rid ourselves of ignorance – which is false knowledge. The qualities we possess should never be a matter for satisfaction, but the qualities we have discarded. ”
 ~Wei Wu Wei ‘Fingers Pointing Towards The Moon’

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“We are One not two.  We are that which is dreaming the dream and that which is the dream. We are whole together and not to be separated; for neither Is To Be without the other.  When we know this divine marriage of Oneness the dreamer has awakened to Self!

Knowing all that we are can be an awakening at a new level.  When Higher Self awakens to itself it becomes eternal.  The material and immaterial become One i.e. the internal with the external or inside with the outside.  All are One and the same and all are eternally infinite.  This then is Infinite Living!”

~Sheilan @ Infinite Living Teachings


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Soul’s Passage Into Birth

Heart Song by Sheilan

Abortion rights have been at the forefront of our politics for a long time. One side says it is murder to abort a fetus and there needs to be rights for the unborn child. The other side says it should be a women’s and her doctor’s right to choose and are fighting for women’s rights and choices. Let me briefly share what I know in regards to the soul’s journey into birth and my perspective on abortions.

Before each lifetime on earth, there is a meeting with our Soul/Higher Self and two to four spirit guides to design our next life.  Together a program is created for who we will be and what our life will be in order to learn all the lessons the soul seeks to learn during this lifetime. Each one of us chooses the family we will be born into and the other souls who will be participating in our life.

The soul usually enters the baby’s body inside of the mother about three to five days before it is born.  This begins the mother’s preparation for birth.  Before this time the soul hovers near the mother and family and attunes with them. For some beings, coming into this world can be a very challenging ordeal. Our souls often feel very limited by the small size of these human bodies. Can you imagine what an ordeal it would be if the soul were confined inside the little body inside the mother’s womb for all of the nine months?  If this were the case, I think our psyche would suffer greatly from this experience.  I feel claustrophobic just thinking about it.

I am blessed to be able to receive information regularly from spirit and have studied the journey of the soul for a long time now.  Because of this, I understand that when a thirteen-week fetus is aborted, there is no soul present and should not be considered murder. The fetus is an extension of the mother’s body until which time the soul takes possession of its little baby body shortly before it is born.  When we logically think about pregnancy it makes a lot of sense that this is how and when the soul enters the baby’s body.

After a baby is born it spends a lot of time in the sleep mode, so the soul can continue to adjust to its new body, and new life. The soul is given a window of time to make the adjustment. Sometimes the soul decides it does not want to stay in the life and or perhaps may not be quite ready for the lessons to be learned and so it returns back to the other side.  If this happens before birth it can be a miscarriage or a stillborn.   If it occurs after birth it is known as SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

When we better understand the soul’s journey it will help us to understand the issues around abortion.  (See comments below for further conversation on the topic).

Sheilan 2012

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There Is Only One

I do not hold any one teaching or group to be “the” truth… for Truth is about Knowing the Whole of Everything.

Third Eye by Sheilan

The non-duality understanding of Oneness has always existed.  The Vedic word for Oneness is Advaita and translated means ‘not two’.  It is derived from the Upanishads, which are thought to be the final commentaries and interpretations of the ancient, Vedic texts.  Vedas means ‘Knowledge’.  Many believe the ancient Vedic scriptures have also existed since the beginning of history. These ancient scriptures were written down by sages over a period time, between 1500 BCE and 500 BCE.  It is said, that prior to this time, the teaching of Knowledge was given orally from one person to another.

The word Upanishad means “sitting down near”, implying sitting at the feet of the one with Knowledge and is the basis for the relationship between teacher and student and ‘the spoken word’.  ‘The spoken word’ is a way of transmitting and pointing to, that which cannot be spoken.  The ultimate lesson of Advaita Knowledge is beyond the realm of conceptual thought and form.  This non-thing or void that will always remain wordless is True reality and at a certain stage in our perception, it is seen as the only thing that exists as Real. All else seeming to be separately real is but a Dream!  From this ultimate perception, individuals and separation do not exist.  The separate self is an illusion, a lie, the Dream. It is the ego in each of us, which believes itself to be separate, with individual power to create and choose.  The ego is the Dream self and does not realize itself to be a fictional character of the Dreamer.  Self Realization happens when Oneness awakens from the Dream into the knowledge of it’s True Self.  Waking up from the Dream is not something an individual ego can control or make happen faster or even happen at all, because again, in Truth, there are no individuals with individual power.

Advaita thought is an essential pointer to understanding Reality beyond the words and concepts.  India may be credited to having the oldest and most doctrines, as well as teachers teaching Advaita concepts, Ramana Maharshi being the most famous, but the essence of this understanding is universal and can be found at the root of all myths and religions of the world.  Through out time there have been teachers emerging with various degrees of this understanding.  Joseph Campbell, in his 1988 ‘Power of Myth’ series, was able to explain this transcendent understanding to a western audience, on national TV.  It seems that this was the beginning for our western culture, to collectively, go deeper into the knowledge of this Ultimate Understanding, allowing for more acceptance and diversity among us.

We come out of Oneness to explore Self… we awaken and see our separation is a dream… We return back to One…   We are Infinity… we are All that exists.
~ Sheilan

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Self-Realization vs. Law of Attraction!

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Many have asked me what I think about the book or movie ‘The Secret’ and The Law of Attraction.  For those of you unfamiliar with what this is, it is the notion that it is our birthright to have abundantly whatever we desire in regards to relationship, career, money, health, and spirituality.  The concept is we attract everything to us with our positive and negative thoughts.

From my perspective, there are many levels of understanding Reality.  There is nothing wrong with thinking positively and using the concepts of the ‘Law of Attraction’ to create what you desire if this be your destiny.  This may be your lifetime to explore such concepts. The thing I wish to share at this time is this: if you seek Self Realization, than the concepts of The Secret and The Law of Attraction will not take you very far and you will stay lost in the Dream. The path of Self Realization ultimately leads to a diminishing of the ego in order to Realize all physicality is illusionary.  The ego’s desire to have and control leads to more desire rather than egolessness in order to Realize Self.

The Law of Attraction supports the notion that the ego/mind is who we are and has the power to control life.  This level of Reality sees the Universe as a giant replicator like in Star Trek, which can make all your desires come true if you can keep your mind focused on what you want.  As I stated, there is nothing wrong with this perspective (or any perspective for that matter), except that it will leave you empty if you hunger for Knowledge of True Self.  The path to Self Realization is about ‘waking-up’ and realizing that the individual self is a Dream.  It is not about living in a Heaven where we receive everything we want via our thoughts, although that would be a lot of fun, but not what the earth school is about!  Knowledge brings True freedom.  Good and bad to the Self-Realized being is relative.  For a Self-Realized being, the ego and its desires and attachments have been diminished, so only True Self is seen.  A sage lives in mental stillness and does not have unconscious thoughts nor give much power to thoughts… there is harmony with their thoughts.  The sage does not have goals or desires towards success.  The drive to become somebody special is not there for it is understood they already are Source or Oneness, which is supreme.

Ramana Maharshi is thought to be one of the greatest sages of our time.  His teachings illuminated the dark and inspired many great teachers and thinkers. After seeing the illusion, Ramana was content to wear only the traditional Indian diaper and have a simple life.  Ramana decided he wanted to live in a cave in the meditative state of samadhi for many years.  When he decided to do something else instead of living in a cave in the state of Samadhi and came out earlier than planed, the person who was assigned to watch over his body during this time, sued him for breech of agreement!  Ramana died from cancer when he was seventy-one because there was no desire to fight the disease.  Ramana completely accepted his death. His simple life does not look masterful or abundant from the Law of Attraction perspective.  Seekers of light, who saw him and his light, only saw awakened Consciousness.  They cared not about his diaper, poorness or ill health. There are many misconceptions to what awakened or enlightenment is, but one thing I can say is: it is not about mastering and controlling your thoughts to manifest your desires.  Enlightened or awakened means the ego, desires and attachments have been diminished along with worldly goals and notions of success.

From my perception, each soul is given exactly what they need emotionally and materially to evolve.  The difficult challenges, as well as the so-called easy stuff is all destined and necessary for the soul to have the experiences for growth.  There are no mistakes in life.  If we practice moment-to-moment awareness and grow through the lessons we are given we will become more and more fulfilled from the inside and will no longer look for fulfillment outside of us.  We will be given what is ours to have materially and emotionally when it is our time to have it.  Life is a very unique path for each soul.

Sheilan 2007

Flower Of Advaita by Sheilan

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Fragments Of Understanding

Koi by Sheilan

Koi by Sheilan

“One cannot know what and who they are, in totality, before the ego has almost, entirely been dimensioned and surrenders it’s position of authority.  Until this time one has only fragments of understanding.” ~Sheilan

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You might enjoy reading the comments below for more thoughts on ego.

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OH NO! The Sky is falling…

Acceptance is the key to life’s challenges, the “ups and downs’ of life… Having the sky fall is simply a tool for soul growth and cosmic evolution to take place.

Oh no the sky is falling! It was only a matter of time people began to realize the depth to which we are self destructing as a civilization.  For many of us the sky fell a long time ago and it was the beginning of our journey seeking for something Real.  At some point the cosmic rug was bound to get pulled out from everyone else and the fall-out to be fatal.  Because we are at the end of a cosmic cycle we are witnessing extreme duality on every level of life and society.  There is no real security in this world and the security we try to hold onto is illusionary.  We must be willing to look behind the curtain, like in the movie The Wizard Of OZ, to see The Great Oz is an illusion and can’t save us and get us home to where we want to be.  The True comfort and security we seek can only be found inside our own self.

From my perspective, this life is a dream… kind of like a movie.  It is a fantasy held together by smoke and mirrors.  Most of the players are are not aware of the dream and believe the characters and the stage sets are real.   In this country, many are filled with endless ego desires.  They indulge themselves on every level possible. They desperately try to fill up their empty lives with all kinds of stuff, so they can’t see the dream.  This keeps them from asking the essential questions of who am I and what is this life about?  When our lives are filled to the brim with accumulating and consuming and bulling each other, who has time to look deeper and to question what is real?

Sleepwalkers sometimes walk into walls and fall down stairs.  This may wake them up, but it will not keep them from sleepwalking again. It is the same for all of us.  Only awakening one moment is not enough to keep us awake for the rest of our lives.  We need to walk into walls, the sky needs to fall and the rug needs to be pulled out from under us, over and over again, until our egos become small enough for us to even minutely see the Dream.  The more aware and awake we are the more we become grounded in True understanding of what is Real.  Having True understanding that Consciousness is all there is is like having “The Ruby Slippers” to protect us from the The Wicked Witch of ups and downs.

The evolutionary journey out of the One and back to the One is Consciousness Awakening to itself.  Having the sky fall is simply a tool for soul growth and cosmic evolution to happen.  Suffering is never very pretty and can seem very tragic.  My heart goes out to all who are going thru such things.  I have had my share of suffering from cosmic rugs being pulled out from under me in a myriad of ways and as a result, I have awakened to clearly see the Dream.  When I began to accept physical reality to be a Dream, I began to let go of my attachments to it.  Life got easier as I accepted the ups and downs as part of the destined journey of my soul and just part of script of the movie… the dream.

There is a famous old Taoist story I really like called “We’ll See”.   It is a good example of seeing the dream.

There is an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

“We’ll see,” the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses.

“How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.

“We’ll see,” replied the old man.

The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.

“We’ll see,” answered the farmer.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.

“We’ll see,” said the farmer!

And the story continues on and on…

Yes our world is about change and it can either be a scary story where we get lost in what is happening or it can be a joyful journey because we know what is Real.  So “Get Real”… slow down, keep it simple, let go and let flow!  Live the ‘now’… from moment to moment and there will be no room for mind/ego to attach itself.  Real change comes from within.  Have patience!

Peace be with you,
Sheilan
2008

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Truth Cannot Be Spoken

Reality is made up of infinite dimensions by Sheilan

“Truth cannot be spoken. It can only be pointed to. To know self beyond our ego identity, beyond form, is liberation. This teaching is not new… It is the same non-duality teaching great teachers and sages through-out the ages have been sharing. It is the original basis for all religions. It is the Understanding all arrive at, at the end. Absolute Truth is everything” ~Sheilan

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Life’s Challenges

Water Abstract by Sheilan

 Challenge, or opposing forces, is part of being alive.  The perspective that we hold when the challenges arise will help us to either ride the wave or drown beneath it.  If we hold or practice holding, a more awakened perspective that all is as it should be, the waves will appear less dramatic and allow for a more graceful ride through the soul’s destined life.  When we find ourselves drowning beneath the waves, we need to reach out for a lifeline, so we can transcend from identifying with the ‘me’ or body/ego personality who is drowning, to True Self or our Higher Self, who is the Eternal Cosmic Surfer and rider of waves. The lifeline to True Self can be as simple as a walk in nature, inspirational words or deep meditation and prayer. Let yourself be guided to the way that will work best for you to connect and shift into the infinite.  The Infinite is everywhere and is everything, so the ways to get there are unique and infinitely varied!

Let go and feel the emotion and move through it.  If we hold the perspective that whatever is happening is wrong and should not be happening we will torture ourselves and continue the spiral downward, all the while wondering why we are being challenged and how it could have been prevented.  We are conditioned to blame ourselves or someone else for what is happening, rather than accepting the happening as part of life’s perfection and needs to be happening for soul/Higher Self’s growth.

What would life be if we accepted what happened as necessary, so destiny could continue to unfold as it is meant to?  In other words, we would live more fully from the perception of our Higher Self, seeing life as perfect the way it is in every moment.  This perspective does not need to stop us from making choices and taking action, but will bring us a deeper peace and clarity from which action can spring forth.

If we ride above the waves we will keep from getting battered, swallowing water, being confused and not flowing and enjoying the ride of life.  I wish for you all a more graceful ride through the big waves.


Sheilan

2007

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Truth and Acceptance

Life can seem uncertain and disconcerting with its constant change and unknown factors. During these times of extremes of economy, racial and religious fighting and natural disasters one can only wonder if the earth will ever know true peace? Perhaps it is more about individual peace first and always than collective peace. Might peace be a position of accepting “what is” from one moment to the next and allowing life to be as it is without judging it as good or bad? What is the source for this insightful understanding, which helps one to be so allowing? Perhaps it is the Source itself moving within you and without you… the thing that is constant and has no beginning and no end.

There is something that is alive everywhere, so much so, that it can seem hidden from view. Some call this thing Consciousness or Source or God. It peers out from all eyes, seeing and sensing, breathing all breaths, thinking all thoughts and speaking all words. When we become quiet we can dissolve into the stillness to know it is us. Do you think peace can be found any other way? There is refuge in that which is infinite.

May we be accepting of all things, and realize that which is the Source this thing we call our life.

Sheilan

2004

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We Belong To Each Other

Wild Rose by Sheilan

The little antidote below, by an unknown author, was forwarded to me in an email a long time ago. It spoke to me and seemed an appropriate message to share with you.

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a twenty dollar bill. In the room of two hundred, he asked, “Who would like this twenty dollar bill?”

Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this twenty dollars to one of you, but first, let me do this.

He proceeded to crumple up the twenty dollar bill. He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well”, he replied, “What if I do this?” He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?”

Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth twenty dollars.  Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by Life and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who do love you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or whom we know, but by WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE.”

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Our own worth and our worth to each other is beyond what we can see. We suffer when life does not go the way we think it should. The ego projects feelings of being alone, unloved and worthless. The ego loves to wallow in the negative. This is when it is time to reach into the unseen reality, of who and what we are beyond the physical.  Reality could be described as LOVE without conditions when viewed from the perspective of the higher realms. Have you ever wondered why someone would risk their very own life to save a strangers life? Perhaps it might be because, at a base level, we have Knowledge that we are all the One, we are each other, and we belong to each other.

Sheilan

2006

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Ego Identity

Passion Flower by Sheilan

When we no longer identify ourself as the ego, deep peace prevails and we are free. We no longer have the need to make judgments.  From this perception all is One.  All is Consciousness or Source.  No single thing or being can be more of this Oneness or more special than any other single thing or any less than everything else.  There is only One of us. Therefore, no one being or group has the corner on Consciousness or Source or Truth. The ‘special’ value comes at the individual level, when there is a personal preference or resonance with someone or something.

Someone is not more special if they are beautiful, talented and famous or have money and power. Someone is not more special because they are a seeker of Truth and on a spiritual path.  Someone is not more special if they are in a human body verses an animal plant or mineral or piece of plastic etc.  All existence is spiritual… All is Source.  Someone who is awakened is not more special for having realized Truth.  All actions are Consciousness or Source happening through us.  We are not the doers… My apologies to the ego that believes itself to be special, important and in control of life!  All beings and the roles that we play in the drama, called life, are equally illusionary.

Becoming awakened is not as special as the ego might think it to be. The role of an awakened being is still illusionary and they are still growing like everyone else.  However, seeing the Dream for what it is does bring an end to confusion and suffering and boosts feelings of compassion towards others in the Dream and makes one a pointer of Truth.

~Sheilan  2005

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