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.

Sheilan 2014

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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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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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