Sunday, 27 June 2010

Who are you?


Who are You?
... The Choice is Yours and
No One Else’s

The following was told me by a woman who recently felt herself awakening to the Light (as she put it): “At first I was apprehensive of this instinctive knowing of things, it went against the societal structure of having to do something to get something. It scared me as people would say I am puffing myself up as all-important, a know-it-all.
I felt safer reverting to more concrete methods of finding things out – I am talking about spiritual healing/divination methods such as going to see a tarot reader, Reiki teacher or the like or even using my own methods, but with time, I realised that I have all this knowledge within me, not that I can access all of it mind you…
Several methods have been successful for me, but none has grabbed my innards as much as knowing that the power (power is such an inadequate word) of knowledge and insight comes from within my being – it is hard to describe, but it is the accessing of my entire being, my mind and soul.
It is not an external source – I am my own source.”

This is what I wish to convey – you are your own source.
Now think of yourself as a sauce. There are various ingredients that eventually make up the flavour of this sauce; depending on what sauce you are and/or wish to be. Who combines the ingredients for this sauce; you or somebody else? What if you do not like the taste of the sauce this somebody else has made for you? Are you a thin or full bodied sauce; creamy or bland? Are you a sauce at all? My advice – learn to cook and make your own sauce.
As for me? I am simply fabulous! A very saucy sauce indeed.

Now you may be asking yourself who I am, why I think I am qualified to write a book on spirituality and who gave me the idea that I could do this kind of thing? The answer is simple yet daunting…. I gave myself permission to listen to myself. In more understandable terms it can be described as a straightforward self-authorisation to be an emissary of peace. To be someone who is prepared to listen to others and to listen intently to themselves as well and thereby becoming aware of who they are in the grand scheme of things – to read up on or experience things that peak your interest for the plain reason of doing it for your own enrichment, never mind what other people may think. What your family or friends may say is their own judgment of a given situation; it is not for them to judge. For anybody to judge anybody else’s thought or action as wrong for that person is a waste of good energy. Don’t get me wrong here though, if the action or thought in question is deliberately harmful to another being, then I do not see any harm in advising the party in question of what works and what does not work.
Have you ever tried asking Spirit (God, Allah, etc.) a question, not really expecting an answer? (Whatever you call this Eternal energy is not the point – we have all been conditioned with some form of addressing the Almighty –, which I will refer to as Spirit or the Divine or The-All-That-Is). When asking Spirit something you actually do get a response, which often comes through as a feeling. It is a gut feeling, a feeling you have to learn to discern as there is a lot of junk that clouds that specific sense – for me it is like an instantaneous message in the form of energy. It is not a feeling I can precisely describe or bottle for sale, but then again I am of the opinion that if a person thinks they can rightly describe the Divine, they are running blindly off course and straight for the cheerleaders. 
Remember that Spirit will always answer your prayers considering your own highest spiritual ideals. It is a matter of getting to know how to listen.
There is so much to say and to write, the mission seems impossible. In some ways it almost is, words cannot possibly convey the essence of what even we, as humans, are able to grasp about our own divinity. These communications is my way of trying to comprehend the universe within all of us.

Have you ever wondered why it is that one often gets inspiring thoughts while on the loo?
It is the sudden silence... and, sometimes, directed concentration.
 

Excerpt taken from:

Orgasms Of Light. Copyright ©2007 Jacques Ractliffe.

All rights reserved. Written in South Africa. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.


SECOND EDITION.
Ractliffe, Jacques
Orgasms Of Light / Jacques Ractliffe – 2nd. ed.

            ISBN 978-0-620-39107-8  ORGASMS OF LIGHT
   
                        Non-Fiction.
 

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Finding divinity within yourself..

Finding divinity within yourself..

You also have your own divinity as does everybody else. The point is to find this divinity and to balance this with a human existence, knowing that you are part of eternity, whether pop idol, gay president, black nurse or confused student. There is no need to be afraid of unity. It’s simple, if you can find your own divinity within yourself; you have found the divinity within others. And darling…, I mean WITHIN YOURSELF! It’s not floating out there somewhere like some helium filled balloon. It also does not mean that we can now become one big doughnut with sprinkles of happiness on earth, nor does it imply that we are one day going to disappear in a puff of spiritual smoke and overpowering incense for having reached such a high level of vibration. No, the goal is to be able to live in both worlds – one of enlightenment and an earthly life as a human. Knowing ultimate reality in its totality will defeat the purpose of our existence, so there will always be things hidden from our human view. This is hard for many and even impossible for others to accept, but living in a state of grace is so much more fulfilling than not knowing who you are.
When you truly know that you are part of the Divine and that ultimately you are the Divine as there is only one Divine and that all there is, is the Divine, you will understand that you are Eternity expressing itself in Human form.

If Divinity is everything..
then science is Divine

This is not to say that every human being must now get in line to becoming a spiritual master with turban and toga; each to their own – and that is how it should be.
Achieving unity within yourself and humanity is not an overnight process, good God, if that were the case I know some people who would have been invisible by now! If more people actively seek their own divinity and find it, they will lay a foundation for others and it will become easier to balance your human existence with your divine presence, no matter what you wear, how you wear it or with whom.

Mine is not the way, it is just another way.

It is not for anybody to willingly influence another’s opinion about who they are and what they should be or how they should act in regard to the rest of society. If you do this then you are showing disrespect toward others and more importantly, you are showing yourself disrespect in that you are living vicariously through others’ eyes.
If you can respect others for their opinions, even if they might be different from yours, allowing each to grow as they see fit, then you have mastered a great lesson in self-realisation.
You do not have to like another person’s ways, but this does not have to include a disregard for the fact that they are still part of the wondrous process of life.
If we could all see ourselves as the actual process of life then we would know that we are Life. We are the ones creating our own destinies; we are the ones creating us. Whatever you call your Deity that does not matter, but if you see this Deity as the be-all-and-end-all over humanity (yourself), then you will fall for the temptation to also blame this Deity for EVERYTHING, whether this be conscious or unconscious. The outcome of your emotions, well-being and life in general will depend on what you think this Deity wants and needs when, in fact, THAT WHICH IS LIFE needs and wants nothing from or of you. This Divinity requires nothing, it is you who are doing the requiring, needing and wanting. Choosing to give so much power to an external factor/being/god-head is choosing to give away your personal authority to decide who you are and who you wish to be and blinding you to the possibilities of self-discovery.

I have to add, though, that one must also bear in mind that there is no such thing as right or wrong (as stated in many esoteric/self-help books over a long period of time), there is only what works and what does not work in any given situation – that is a very wise criteria to follow if you wish to discover yourself.


Orgasms Of Light. Copyright ©2007 Jacques Ractliffe.

All rights reserved. Written in South Africa. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.


SECOND EDITION.
Ractliffe, Jacques
Orgasms Of Light / Jacques Ractliffe – 2nd. ed.

ISBN 978-0-620-39107-8 ORGASMS OF LIGHT

Non-Fiction.