Sunday, June 24, 2012

You Have the Strength, a Message from Bear

(Inspired by one of my client’s visions of Bear: swimming over a shimmering lake to a platform, Bear said “You have the strength to get there and when you do you will help many others.”)

I am Bear. The “shimmering lake” is the changeable vibration of the mental/emotional sea—water & light. In reality, the world you call real is a dreamscape of dancing shadows and light. The movement of Beings swimming through the sea of consciousness creates the waves of thought and emotion that you perceive as pleasure or pain, happy or sad, dull or vital.

You have the Strength to swim out to the platform of ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new Joy that sit in the center of the lake. To accomplish this you must feel the supporting vastness of the sea of cosmic consciousness which is closer than you think.

As I, Bear, take time to go into the Cave of Silence for hibernation and introspection, to must you dig deeper into the inner realm, into your real Self to discover your real nature of unchangeable Joy.

Once you feel that Joy your Presence will bless all People and all Nature. Your Presence and Awareness in the Core Heart of Oneness is the key to creating new solutions to the many problems of this world. You create positive change by diving into the sea of changelessness and carrying the Pearls of Wisdom and Peace back into the world of illusion.

Remember, the fact that life is a dream does not mean that “nothing matters.” There is a relative existence, a functional reality to this life whose highest purpose is to live in expanding love, the Source of all life, and to lead others home.

Thank You Bear

Thursday, April 19, 2012

What is “Being Connected”?

What is “Being Connected”? And how does one establish connection?

In the modern world connectivity is used to keep us in touch with each other, to give and receive information. In the broader sense connection has always been about giving and receiving. Our “connections” are our places of influence, the internal and external messengers that are there to give and receive all the resources that are available to us. We acquire and maintain all sorts of connections during our lives: social, technological, emotional, spiritual and others.

In the highest sense we are always deeply connected to our environment, our world and each other on all levels from the mundane physical world to our oneness in Spirit. It is how we manage our connections through our awareness of them that aids or impedes our progress on the path of peace, presence and compassion.

Being Connected requires being open. Without openness there is no giving and receiving, and our connections are essentially shut down. To be connected to the Source of Life is to be a broadcasting tower for the Heart’s Natural Love, easily sending and receiving from the Abundance of Life.

In this time of hyper-connectivity many people experience some sort of emotional overwhelm that leads to a shut down or disconnect. Feeling disconnected is often followed by reaction and fear of separation from our Source, our Creator. But disconnection from the five outgoing sense telephones is actually the first step in re-connecting with the inner resource of the Creative Spirit.

When the mind/body complex reaches a state of overwhelm it is broadcasting static. It is time to re-attune the senses inward, to be quiet and to listen deeply to the signals so we can receive the higher guidance that is always there for us and to re-Source, or connect to the resources of the Self: Love, Gratitude and Infinite Abundance. When by attention and concentration we re-tune the inner radio to receive higher awareness through the practices of calmness and presence we return to a state of joyous expectation and respect for all life.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Practicing Presence Turns Failure to Success

“The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.” Paramahansa Yogananda

We all can see the need for sowing seeds of success at times of failure and uncertainty, but why is it the Best time? Success and failure are both necessary parts of the journey of life. This life is made up of dualities: heat and cold, pleasure and pain, sorrow and joy. Failure is part of the learning process. Failure gives much needed information on the direction we want to go. When we are completely present with our current circumstance without judgment our failure becomes fuel to power our success.

The same is true of all sorts of failure. Tough times brought about by financial insecurity, health issues or relationship problems, although unpleasant can be used as agents of positive change! Being present to the most difficult and challenging situations allows a subtle shift in perspective that creates an internal environment for healing and success.

Practicing the Presence

Breath is the cord that links body and soul. When the life energy leaves the body there is no breath. Advanced breathing exercises such as Kriya Yoga* are called pranayama or “life-force control” and advance yogis use this technique to still the breath, calm the heart, and experience ecstacy. But we don’t have to sit for hours in meditation to experience the benefit of being Present. Take three deep breaths, or go outside for a walk and breathe deeply filling the lungs. Observe the breath and the objects in the present environment and feel a gradual shift from confusion to balance immediately.

But what does it mean to practice Presence? Being present means showing up for life—Game on! One who is completely present is completely grounded in the moment. However that looks from the outside s/he is impermeable to attack from any circumstance. One who is fully present is “in the presence” of the higher Self, the source of all life, the unchangeable soul.

Bur let’s rewind a moment… How can we practice presence unless and until we recognize what it means, how it feels, to not be present? As a friend of mine asked, “If I am not present, then where am I?” Am I not always here, right between my ears?” What does it mean to be absent?
Absent-mindedness is forgetfulness. It is the way we check out of current time experience when we perceive pain or anticipate some form of suffering, humiliation or loss. Absent-mindedness is associated with loss of memory, but it can be caused by the memory of loss. Anticipation of pain causes more suffering and loss than pain itself when it is triggered by memories of loss from the past. Most fear and worry are produced by dwelling in this way simultaneously straddling past and future time. Being absent to present experience creates a superficial existence, a half-hearted, surface life based on elusive externals that never dives deep into the truth of any situation.

Whale is a great symbol of Presence living as she does in the ocean. The sea is the place of origin of life on Earth and is also a symbol of the waves of change and emotion we experience from day to day. Taking a few deep “Whale Breaths” and diving deeper into the present moment is the first step in solving any problem.

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*NOTE: Kriya Yoga is referred to by Krishna, India's greatest prophet, in a stanza of the Bhagavad-Gita: "Offering inhaling breath into the outgoing breath, and offering the outgoing breath into the inhaling breath, the yogi neutralizes both these breaths; he thus releases the life force from the heart and brings it under his control... Kriya Yoga is a simple, psycho physiological method by which the human blood is decarbonized and recharged with oxygen. The atoms of this extra oxygen are transmuted into life current to rejuvenate the brain and spinal centers. (1) By stopping the accumulation of venous blood, the yogi is able to lessen or prevent the decay of tissues; the advanced yogi transmutes his cells into pure energy. Elijah, Jesus, Kabir, and other prophets were past masters in the use of Kriya or a similar technique, by which they caused their bodies to dematerialize at will." (Autobiography Of a Yogi, 1946, p.244)