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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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 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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