Sunday, 28 November 2010
Life is not an intellectual process – it is a feeling (no 2).
Apparently I am not a man of many words, except when the chatter bug bites me every few months.
Oh well, what can I say………….. . People often ask me why I am so quiet – and finally I seriously thought about it. I think it has to do with my conviction that there is really very little to say when one observes life.
And…, an absolute in walking along a path of self-mastery, is to keep your spirituality to yourself – not as a secret, but as a form of remaining within your power. It really makes an enormous difference.
One word often-times has way more significance that an explanation. If you need to explain yourself all the time, you still need clarification about yourself; this is not a “bad” thing. It is part of the process and a necessary step on one’s way to understanding whatever it is one gets to understand.
…And YES, even (and especially) if you have had thoughts of suicide, you are on a path that is preparing you to understand what all of this is about. It hurts, and it takes time. Stamina does not just happen.
…And NO, it is not about living a life filled with material riches, the right car, house or spouse – and also not the lack thereof.
To gain insight into self mastery is only a spiritual quest involving the understanding that one cannot truly understand life-force. Many will not complete this path; why?, because of the lure of divination as a means to divulge the future or answer questions. Although there is a place for this within one’s development, it must necessarily come to an end if one is to truly find meaning in the chaos…; and then rediscovered some time later, only to be assimilated into your life as tools for living a life from the perspective of the soul.
As one progresses into greater spiritual awareness one eventually stops relying on the tools of intellect, logic and common sense; however, these are then revisited when one’s consciousness has further matured in life; to be embraced on a new plane of awareness and applied with a new understanding and responsibility. This is how our consciousness grows. In my view there are three important levels of maturing responsibly: First we face the opportunities to accept responsibility for our actions; when that is learned we come into contact with situations that teach us to take responsibility for our thoughts; and then – and then only – can we successfully learn to accept responsibility for our own happiness. One can liken this spiritually to the definitions of Young Soul, Mature Soul and Old Soul.
Oh, and a note of advice – the universe is of itself chaotic and random – thus in perfect harmony. It is not about getting rid of chaos, but finding your own rhythm within the chaos. This is true. We are not here to get stuck in asking why we are here – the only true purpose of our existence is to find our own peace, not to try and change the winds of creation; because they will not change just because we want them to.
Be the love you wish to see in the world.
In order to receive love you have to become strong in a way that your energy stays soft and receptive, love is a very fine and high vibration and love needs to be guided and needs to be channeled in such a way that it works for you. There is an order and sequence in the way in which love flows and there is an order and a sequence in things that must be healed, that sequence is not usually explained and the most important thing is to do the thing that you would probably hate to do the most.
(..and P.S. - one of the secrets to not worsening an emotive condition or circumstance is to never, ever talk about it – with some medical exception.)
Changing what one has will only come to pass when you change who you are and changing who you are comes through changing what you think.
When you realise the truth of this, you will understand what it is to serve humanity, but not be a slave to it. With other words, you will cease being a victim in your life.
Remove all judgement about yourself and others from your thoughts and your conversations. This will remove from your life all the blame you heap unto yourself and other people. Listen.
Insecurity is the greatest social piranha in the pool of human existence.
Expecting miracles and not attaching to the details of their outcome or the expectation of how they should unfold is good, and not being surprised when miracles happen is even better. Because then it happens.
Always dwell in truth. Why? Because then you don’t put all kinds of wheels in motion that only complicate inevitable change.
Change will happen regardless of our actions; however, we can make it easier on ourselves, as the ease of change is directly proportional to one’s willingness to reconsider what is best for oneself.
People who resist change make life extremely hard for themselves – and the people who buy into their drama.
The thing is: Life on earth is the miracle part. However, life’s “magic” is no substitute for networking, socialising and working – these are some of the greatest sources of emotional growth and learning that we have at our disposal as a developing species. Remember that changing what you have comes from changing who you are; and changing who you are comes from changing what you think, because changing what you think will change what you say and do – and how you say and do it.
True enlightenment manifests as the unconditional desire to be of service to all of humanity.
Knowing that you are a spiritual being living an Earthly existence is to live Life here and now from the Soul’s perspective– in all ways and in all things.
Copyright ©2010 Jacques Ractliffe.