Posted in Love

A return to love

Fear unchecked grows exponentially. Loved poured forth has the power to remove it. Thus is the power of God in our lives.”Marianne Williamson

Yes, a return to love is vital at every step of the journey in life as love sees ourselves blameless and complete. Perfect love casts out fear, therefore fear has no place in our heart whenever we return to love.

Below is my favourite quote by Marianne Williamson:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3])

Posted in Hypocrisy, Love, Unity and harmony

Love is unconditional and inclusive

There are those who obsessed about keeping up a facade in order to get approval from others or to hide their imperfections, especially in the institutional church world. I think we see that often in society, companies, politics and organised religion. It is understandable for companies to worry about reputation as it affects their business, but when it comes to religion, perhaps it isn’t appropriate for the followers or leaders to obsess over keeping up a facade because true religion or spirituality is about being true to oneself, and accepting oneself and others unconditionally, regardless of backgrounds, belief systems, lifestyles, past failures, and so on.

So yea, if some religious adherent or preacher is trying hard to promote himself as having it altogether, and condemning those who are struggling in certain areas, it is likely that these preachers are trying to hide their own struggles and selling a false image of themselves just to look good and holy before others. Like what Carlton Pearson observed, those who condemn others the most tend to be also struggling the most in that area in their personal life. That religious attitude is also antithesis to love because love, as we know, is unconditional and inclusive. Those who believe in love and follow love would not be afraid to be real as they can love and accept themselves and others too.

Posted in Peace

John 17 We are in the world (of illusion) but not of the world

Nothing is more precious than peace.
Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.

✿~ Daisaku Ikeda

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♡ We Are ☮ne Love ♡
☮ May peace prevail on earth ☮
~ Ɲαɱα§ɫé नमस्ते

Yes, we are one love. May the shift continue to happen in our collective consciousness.

I remember Jesus said in his prayer in John 17 for the Father (our highest self) to not take us out of the world/cosmos (religious and performance system) but to keep us in His name (to be conscious of the Father’s love and oneness with us) in this world. That gives me comfort to know that even though I still live in a world where the society mainly functions in illusion and ignorance and expects people to conform, I can choose to cultivate awareness that I am a beloved and complete child of God/Universe, and remain in inner peace.

Posted in Identity

Romans 8 is about Christ consciousness

Someone asked a pertinent question: “How is it that one can be told that the spirit of (Christ, Truth, Life, Light) is not in them…when we all come from one Spirit?”

Yea, I suppose the religious-minded preachers would probably have interpreted the verse from Romans 8 out of context. I decided to study the chapter from myself and learnt that it was talking about those who were carnally minded, that is, who had a separation mindset, hence they would experience death or condemnation, due to having a sense of alienation. In contrast, those who are spiritually minded would experience life and peace. These are the ones who have the Spirit of sonship, so to speak.

So the whole chapter, to me, is not talking about so-called christians versus non-christians, but rather it is talking about the mindset of people. When people realise we all come from one Spirit and we are one with our Father and with one another as beloved children, there would be no place for fear and condemnation in their heart. Aye, our true identity as Love is independent of our performance.

In short, to have the Spirit of Christ is to have Christ consciousness in our mindset. It is about awakening to the truth that we are beloved children of God and we are one with God who is Love.

Posted in Psychology

How to Raise your Vibrational Frequency!

I agree with the seven ways that we can raise our vibrational frequencies. For example, being in Nature places often reconnects me to my divine self. When I was walking home from office yesterday, I passed through some parks and I felt connected to the universe around me. The trees and other plants around me appear to be like living sanctuary, and I was musing about tree hugging since I read that plants do respond well to human touch and words of blessings. Humour and laughter, music and dancing, being around with loving and supportive friends, or cute animals or pets, and eating healthy foods that make us feel good are also great ways to raise our vibrational frequency.

Posted in Religious fundamentalism, Truth

Believe nothing without testing

Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books,

Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it,

Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held,

Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin,

Believe nothing just because someone else believes it,

Believe nothing even I said it so,

Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true. ~Lord Buddha~

Yea, we are to test everything and see if they are of the truth, as in whether it sets us free from fear, guilt, sickness, condemnation, etc. Anything that brings peace, health, wholeness, edification, etc, to oneself and others, I would say it’s beneficial to people. Even as people share revelations or advice online to encourage one another, we are in the process of working out our own salvation (healing, wellness, soundness, peace, preservation, etc) as we take what ministers peace and healing to ourselves and leaves out those that may not work for us.

Each of us is unique and has unique needs and experiences, and so while we can all learn from one another, we can at the same time heed the still, small voice within, to see whether we can take what we hear or read wholesale, or adapt it to address our specific needs, or not accept it at all. It helps therefore to keep an open, inquiring mind, as we all continue to grow and evolve.

For example, while I’m usually open to the new age perspectives of 2012, I’ve my reservations about those prophecies that seem to project a sense of fear or doom in the future. We need no outside saviour, and we are our own saviour because everything is within us – we are divine within. So even if some well-respected new age teacher were to say this year will have some troubles, etc, I would choose not to go with that idea because I can prophesy my own future. I don’t need outside prophecies. (I don’t mind the positive ones though.)

We can create our own reality.

My nugget of encouragement for today is:  “Live in the present moment. Yesterday is past and tomorrow is brighter still.” Yes, I would rather go with living one day at a time and expecting each day to be good and enjoy the blessings of today every day. 🙂

Posted in Peace

The best worship experience

I realise the best sermon I’ve ever heard and the best worship experience I’ve ever had is not in a church building but in a reservoir park, surrounded by elements of Nature – the rain, the wind, the grass, the trees, the water, the clouds, the sky, the insects, the birds.

‘True happiness is found in simple, seemingly unremarkable things,
But to be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside.
A high degree of alertness is required.
Be still. Look. Listen. Be present.
Bring awareness to the many subtle sounds of Nature –
the rustling of leaves in the wind,
raindrops falling,
the humming of an insect,
the first birdsong at dawn.
Give yourself completely to the act of listening.
Beyond the sounds there is something greater:
a sacred that cannot be understood through thought.;”
– Eckhart Tolle

Posted in Psychology

When to be happy?

What do we do when we are faced with two opposing views about happiness? One is coming from the angle that it is ok to be happy so long it does no harm to others because being happy is beneficial to one’s wellbeing.  The other is coming from the angle that it is perhaps not so good for those steeped in religion to depend on religion to be happy because it indirectly discriminates others, such as holding on to the idea of a god who only cares about the comforts of selected people but not the sufferings of other people.

My take on this is that yes, we can be conscious that there are others around us suffering, and at the same time, we need to take care of our wellbeing first so that we can help others as and when necessary. Otherwise, we may unnecessarily impose guilt on ourselves by thinking it is improper to be happy instead of helping other people continually, thinking it is selfish to not take care of other people’s needs all the time.

Mother Teresa said we may not be able to help 100 people, but we can help one. So by being kind to ourselves and our neighbours around us, I dare say we all are already making positive impact in bettering humanity.

Marianne Williamson said when we love and accept ourselves, we give others the permission to love and accept themselves when they see how we enjoy our own company or solitude.

Gary Sigler:
“There are great things happening in 2012. This is NOT a time to fear but a time to look forward to the oneness message covering the earth. The consciousness of Christ is being lifted up all over the world and people are beginning to see through the eyes of Spirit and loving others as themselves.

Religion is on the downswing but the true seeking of God and His Kingdom is rising. Again I say, do not fear but know that you are seated in Christ in heavenly places. In the true spiritual world there is nothing that can harm you. You are God’s chosen and if you can believe that then fear can have no place in you.”

Oneness message – Gary Sigler