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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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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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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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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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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