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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, which went of for infinity.  The vision gave me an understanding of infinite 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 be able to hold the vision with an 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 angelic?

Just some things to ponder…..

Sheilan 2013

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Posted in Dream Reality, Non Duality, Self Realization, Soul's Journey

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 this denies 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 some kind 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 realize 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 incarnated on earth-like schools, we are the soul and higher self in the higher dimensions of a school.  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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Posted in Oneness, Self Realization

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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Posted in Awakened, meditation, Non Duality, Self Realization

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 of 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 its 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.  Throughout 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 of 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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Posted in Acceptance, ascension, Oneness, Soul's Journey

OH NO! The Sky is falling…

Acceptance is the key to life’s challenges, the “ups and down” of life… Having the sky fall is simply a tool for soul growth and for 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 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 back 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 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 bullying 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 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 the 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 changes 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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Posted in Awakened, Self Realization

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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