Sunday, 18 September 2011

The Inn’s and out’s of personal power..


Ritual and custom is a good thing, but giving your power away by becoming this ritual or that custom is a dead end to your personal growth. Arguing over which colour to wear to which religious festival has zip-dee-doo-daa to do with spiritual maturation. Becoming hooked onto the 7-step whatever-plan will very soon stunt you. To be able to think for yourself after you have read the 7-step plan is the interesting part. I am talking about personal realisation – only after that can we save the world. Much has already been achieved and more will be achieved (if we wish to survive as a species) regarding this realisation of personal power. It is through the realisation of personal power that you will come to realise the unbreakable bond of communal power. Good grief, I sound like I should be wearing Jesus sandals, but the truth remains the truth.
Our current world order still does revolve around money and those who have the most of it will have the most economic/political power. My argument is not against earning money, we all need money to survive in our modern day world and the answer is definitely not to revert to ancient times where people lived in small tribes living off the land. As many modern day people will tell you, this drastic type of action as described above will only result in total chaos…, but the answer is also not to let things go on as if there were no other way. The age-old excuse of not doing something for the benefit of human kind and the survival of our planet (home), because we are too small to make a difference, is now no longer valid and is a sad excuse to avoid looking the truth in the eye. The time that things are starting and will start to go horribly wrong for us is currently happening (the sad thing is that many people know this, but feel too weak to do anything – the what-can-I-do-mentality is rife among humans and exploited by politicians).

If you are 50 – 60y today, the reality of you experiencing this planet running out of oil, e.g., is staring you square in the face.
Read The Last Days of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann – the facts quoted will widen your eyes.

The belief that our leaders will save us is a fallacy. There are too many leaders out there who are in it for their own gain and those who are honest mostly succumb to the lures and pressures of powerful people who would corrupt and lie to get what they want. The time for one person to emerge who has all the answers to our troubles is not logical any longer. We live in an era of lightning fast communication and media frenzy. In ancient times it was quite acceptable and understandable for one or a few people to make themselves heard, as the world populations were much smaller and closed off as is today. We are part of the cycle of life, which is the creative energy within everything – there is no judgment in what you do, however, we are just as subject to the laws of nature/give and take/cause and effect/karma, or whatever you would call it, as anything else. Whether you believe in a Spirit, God or nothing is your choice and it is no one’s business to force you to believe otherwise. There is an ultimate reality regardless of our choices.

One of the most destructive forces to your own person is your thought. It does not take a professorship to come to this conclusion. Your thoughts have a way of running riot and to invade your space at random with information and speculation that simply serves to tire you. Take the scenario of watching a TV drama, reading an intense book or listening to a story on the radio. You begin imagining delicious expansions on the story line and sometimes it can become totally out of control and even ludicrous – what would we do without our soapies! This leads to your mind being occupied with diddly-squat of anything useful.
Having your thought taken over like this, even if it is about another person whom you might be having issues with, is a waste of energy and will tire you mentally and physically. The solution is to find a constructive option to clear your mind of wasteful thoughts. This could be many things, but I recommend meditation – getting lost in your favourite (calming) music, writing in your journal or sitting still in meditative practice.
Of course you would not be able to do this in the middle of a busy office answering seven phones at the same time with people all about. No, but meditation is a long-term investment that brings your state of mind to a calm stillness in any situation over time. Thus, meditation becomes a way of life. It cannot be used as a quick fix once in a while over a few minutes. To gain the power of a balanced mind that can assist you in controlling harmful thought you need to practice often.
I have been asked the question often enough on what meditations are best suited to any one person. That question has to be answered by the individual him/herself. The best that I can do here is to say that all meditation is beneficial to some degree, whether it is meditation in exercise, sitting positions or whatever; the ultimate goal of meditation is to bring the meditator’s mind to a focal point of concentration.

            Excerpt quoted from:
Realizing Your Authority. Copyright ©2007 Jacques Ractliffe.

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Realizing Your Authority / Jacques Ractliffe - 1st. ed.
            ISBN 0-620-35660-X 
                        1. Cape Town (SA) – Non-Fiction.
            G.T.I.N: 97880600356608


It is not until our belief systems are wholly broken down and our faiths shattered that we can even begin to understand some slithers of truth about life.
One way to comprehend all of this is to constantly remind oneself that there is always the infinitely bigger picture that defies comprehension.



With much love & regards,
Jacques,
Clairsentient
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Life-Force Channeler

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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.







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Monday, 29 August 2011

Impeccability

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Impeccability


Leslie Temple-Thurston brought out a CD called Impeccability – it is inviting, calm and full of truth. The word – impeccability – is quite a loaded word and indicates, to me, a way of life: Have you ever felt out of sorts with your living space? Hark those words that your mother might have spoken about keeping your room clean! There is much to be said for a tidy living space.

If you do not feel good about whom you are, whether you realise it or not, you will project an unseen image of low self esteem and this will only lure people who wish to lay prey to your loss of self-worth.

Ask yourself the question:
“Does this truly work for me or not?” Now, based on your level of consciousness, your answer might not be the same as your neighbour’s, and that is not to be judged.
It is not about who is right or wrong, it is always a question of: “Is this workable for me in light of my personal growth, or not?” This personal growth is always spiritual no matter what the situation, because that is all there is. So the choice you make is one of workability for you – God is not going to judge your choice – Divinity does not judge. Your choice is your own, just be aware that all thoughts and actions (no matter what they are) have their own set of consequences. So the question is simple: Are you prepared to accept the possible and probable consequences (positive and negative) of the given situation? Think about this, it will be wise to do so.
There are many issues in the media that simply serve to reinforce our own perceptions of life and diffuse our spiritual sight.
Spiritual sight is not the insight of a guru or master on a mountaintop; it can be, but I am not intentionally giving it a religious or esoteric meaning here. It is the second sight you acquire to be able to witness your own actions, but not to judge them.

It is when you expect things in return that people, including friends, can disappoint you.

So many times I have had the question about the validity of past symbols in our modern era. This includes religious and esoteric symbols of healing and knowledge.
I refer now directly to those lovelies who used to be on board with bright new ideas, but lately have withdrawn their light, because of the fear of change.
I say to those who refuse to change that GOD IS CHANGE – AND THAT IS THE ONLY CONSTANT.
Then there is also the use of symbolism and ceremony, which is a good thing to use when you want to celebrate an emotional victory or to signify the breaking away from/of something, such as a ceremonial dance or simply the burning of a piece of paper with some words or symbols written on it to signify the end of something in your life. It is healthy to do this, as the situation creates an energy that results in a particular mindset, so do not scoff at it for it has great value. It is simply something that is tangible to us and serves to give it concrete meaning.
The goal here is to continuously move away from situations that produce negative thought patterns (like mulling/worrying over something or someone) and negative imagery (like violence on television) and distance yourself from willingly taking part in negative ego-talk (like arguments and ego-puffing – a defensive behaviour to protect the ego from imagined insult). It is extremely tempting to indulge in drama; the small ego thrives on this.

As within, so without.
Quaint words you might say, but oh so true. It is astonishing to think how many straightforward answers there are to life, but they are simply ignored as quaint words and phrases, never to be taken seriously or deemed as too silly and direct to have any real bearing on the way we run our lives or how our governments rule our countries.
Herein lies the awkward silence of truth recognised, but ignored for the benefit of psychological comfort.
The age-old question of how we as a species are going to survive given all the signs to the contrary linger on almost everybody’s mind. The only way we will achieve domestic harmony and international peace – for the most part – would be for, at least, most people to agree on a single concept regarding our outlook on life.  
That agreement is none other than a spiritual one. Whether you believe in a god or follow whatever type of religion or spiritual path, or not, is pointless if no one will be left around to continue these beliefs. Whether you feel yourself to be spiritually minded or not, is so totally not the point, it is the basis of our existence as humans and Divinity’s experience as Humanity.  Having respect for different beliefs and people of other cultures is paramount to our survival. You might think yourself above this and pride yourself in your accomplishment of giving other people their own space; this is a sign of stagnation and should be guarded against. To think that you would ever stop growing and experiencing, even beyond your human form, is right up there in the cuckoo’s nest – not only in the nest, but well hidden under mommy cuckoo.  
When you begin to sense that integrity in all things is the most important attribute in life irrespective of your belief structure, then you have mastered a great feat. The only thing remaining now is to implement it. And how to do this? The answer is simple, yet complex in our way of life: Do unto others, as you would have them do onto you. Although a simple sentence, it is a complex concept for most. How on earth is humanity going to do this? It goes against the rules of our civilised way of life. Think about it…
Even our ancient prophets and also today’s prophets had/have issues with this. For most it would be an impossibility to achieve given our current world order. There is not enough trust and honesty you might say. This is true for now, but if we wish to survive as a species, then there is no alternative. What to do then? Realise who you are, even if the full picture will be hidden from you.
You are a spiritual being of great glory and incomprehensible grandness, all of humanity is.
“Those who wish to wait in their choice, thinking, is this real? will have a harder time making any kind of decision. Whereas we have told you that God works slowly and that you have plenty of time to do this and that, here is one subject that’s now at hand, even in this room… even as you read. You’re not alone in this. Have you noticed that governments are having to wrestle with the same thing? So are corporations. So is organized religion on Earth! It’s all around you, and at some point you have to take notice, and ‘connect the dots’,”… …“as it describes a Human in recognition of a situation.”
“Some are asking, ““What am I going to do with this question?”” If it’s true that you’re eternal and that you’re only here for a short time, hiding in duality, then the real test is for you to find out if this is actually so! This is a good start. Unfortunately, there will be no empirical proof for you, as there is in 4D science with other questions of physics. Instead there will be interdimensional proof… all around you. Will you let your cells talk to you about this? They know. Will you let your emotional-self marry the intellectual-self and give you an answer? It requires that you let go of old paradigms and ask God, ““Please tell me what it is I should know.”” Then within free choice, it’s up to you to decide if any of this is spiritual fact or not.”
Quoted from the Kryon Channelling: Perceptions of Masterhood II.
You can choose to read the above words as hooey and esoteric jargon, or place value in the meaning it conveys to humanity’s continued existence.

We have a responsibility to ourselves.


            Excerpt quoted from:
Realizing Your Authority. Copyright ©2007 Jacques Ractliffe.

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            ISBN 0-620-35660-X 
                        1. Cape Town (SA) – Non-Fiction.
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With much love & regards,
J
Act as if you are separate from no one and nothing and you will heal the world.


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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Belief vs Knowing (2)

Quoted from a piece that was written by Lee Carrol in the 10th Kryon book about channelling…
"Channeling, by its basic definition, is actually the way that all scriptures on Earth were written, the Holy Bible among them. Think about it. When you stop to consider who wrote the Bible, you begin to realize that Humans did. When you then further examine how that all came to be, you begin to understand how channeling worked to bring us spiritual energies back then and perhaps continues to fit into ongoing spiritual information today.
After the death of Christ, the man called Saul became the apostle Paul and a follower. After he had his spiritual experience on the road to Damascus with an Angel (who some say was Christ), he was a changed man. With his newfound excitement – and while in prison for his beliefs – he then wrote letters to friends in Ephesia, to his friend Timothy, to the Galactians, and Corinthians, among others. He was a highly spiritual man, one who founded many Christian churches and helped guide the doctrine, but when he was writing letters to friends, he probably had no idea that his words would be seen someday as the holy word of God.
Long after Paul’s death, his letters were discovered and slowly became scripture. So, you might ask, what was it that made simple letters to friends become Holy Scripture? The answer is that it was the energy of the words and the profundity of the information, as seen and examined by other Humans of the faith. This is channeling at its best!
About 1,400 years ago, the prophet Muhammad had a similar experience. He received information directly from an angel, and it spawned the nation of Islam, a huge spiritual belief system on the planet today. By the way, before you go to the next thought, I’d like to remind you of the prophet’s basic message: unity! On the record is the fact that this great prophet was to unify the tribes of the Arabs and give them one God, the God of Israel! I tell you this to remind you that in only 1,400 years, you get to see what men of power have done to a divine message that you might not be as familiar with as you are with our Western religions.
The Pope, representing more than one billion Catholics on the planet (almost a sixth of the world’s population), also channels (but don’t tell him that). The church authorizes a system where he sits in the “Chair of St. Peter” (a Vatican relic) and gives spiritual information. This information, according to ancient church doctrine, is absolutely infallible at the moment the Pope gives it (not later after processing), and comes directly from God. The process is called Excathedra (Latin for “from the chair”) and it’s the Pope… channeling! Charismatic Christians have a real-time information system called Glossolalia, or “speaking in tongues”, whereby one person gives a message in a worship service in a strange language that they don’t know, and another will often stand and interpret it. When it’s not a show (sometimes it is), these messages are uplifting, and are accepted as messages from God –channeling, once again.
The actual definition of channeling is ““the word of Spirit (or God) as given to a Human or Humans for their enlightenment and information.”” In recorded history, it was often given by a messenger-angel who started the conversation with “Fear not.” (Own insert: I always wondered about that until I realised that having an inter-dimensional creature unexpectedly show up, walking through walls, might be a very frightening experience!) Those two words also carry a larger message: An angel of God will never give you a message of fear. It’s often one of liberation, escape, fulfilment, action instructions, or just plain joy! Today’s channeling messages haven’t changed in this respect, in that they’re still often given by an angelic entity who first speaks of the love of God.”
What has caused some of the greatest struggles in history on earth? Spiritual arrogance! The notion that only a handful of certain people have been picked out who qualify for redemption is what has been behind murders, massacres, vengeance, retaliation and wars. Our ideas about whom and what God is has caused more pain and suffering than anything else within humanity. Whether you read the Bhagavad-Gita, the Book of Mormon, the I Ching, the Talmud, the Yoga-sutras, etc,etc,etc, does not qualify you to condemn another or relegate their belief to a blasphemy, just because it does not agree in totality with your own. There is nothing wrong with having different interpretations. Why haggle over the meaning of words in the Quar’an or what the Bible says? Have we truly listened to what our holy books are saying or are we content with the watered down interpretations given us by so-called experts? The basic message of all the scriptures is the same; it is the interpretation that differs from culture to culture. Enrich your knowledge and read, but I caution you to read with an open mind and an attitude that will prevent you from becoming a slave to what a certain book says. People, even those who are divinely inspired, still write books by their own hand and people have their own thoughts about things and interpret things in a way they are able to understand.
You can only ever be Love by approaching EVERYTHING with love.
Think of the arrogance displayed by some people in the work place, does it get them anywhere? It most certainly does not inspire respect. You are very susceptible to becoming arrogant during your spiritual journey; the temptation to think yourself superior to another person or culture or nation is very subtle in the sense that you will probably not even notice this arrogance until someone points it out to you. Arrogance is sometimes so blinding that the person, culture or nation would never believe you even if you did point it out. Think of the self-importance that countries have heaped upon themselves because of the international aid that they provide (if only that aid was as large as their arms budgets). Even gestures of love have become a platform of arrogance. A spiritual master knows that arrogance and pride is the downfall of humanity. Everybody suffers from a bit of arrogance and pride now and again, even our most revered spiritual leaders, the point is not to judge yourself, but to be able to recognise this and correct your behaviour. Even so, there will always be those who will only judge each other by what they deem as their worst actions and see those people as unworthy or worse yet, a people that should be pitied and led toward the right path.
As stated in the Bible, in the book of Jacob, you should never say that it was God that tempted you, because God cannot be tempted and God does not lead anybody into temptation; because people lead themselves into temptation through their own desires.
Belief creates behaviour.
I once met a woman who placed great value in her spiritual knowledge. She was brought up in the Hindu belief and also displayed great appreciation for the more new age beliefs of e.g. the power of crystals, had studied Energy Healing and believed in regression therapy.
She cornered me one day and sat me down and we had a wonderful discussion about these things. She stated that she would truly want to just have one day without any seeming worries, and to be fancy free. The one thing I very soon noticed was that, even though she displayed an open mind about these spiritual topics, she was tied down by her beliefs. It is good and necessary to have beliefs, but not to the extent that would lead one into an obscurity of worrying. My goodness, can you imagine? Running to the esoteric store to find a particular crystal or incense that you must have now or the world will come to an end. The same goes for a person who would be going to church or join a monastery simply to avoid going to hell. The concept of hell and the consequent use of it as a tool to get people to obey their spiritual superiors is not part of what The-All-That-Is is, but it is your choice to experience that if you wish.
Being too caught up in the details of a belief structure, or basing your way of life on it to such an extent that you feel you hardly have room to breathe, is a sure-fire recipe for disappointment and disillusion and will only lead to frustration and unhappiness.
Don’t get me wrong – following traditions can be very rewarding in itself. It is foolhardy to poo-poo something that has meaning to another, but that does not mean that because you might wind a turban around your head every morning and hum to a crystal that you will achieve spiritual enlightenment (where am I going to find a turban at this time on a Sunday afternoon?), or by going to church every Sunday, God forgives you for being an absolute doofus to other people during the week and so we save the earth from eternal damnation. Good heavens, no!
Life is like soup – there are complex chemical reactions taking place to produce the various flavours and textures.
You are as much part of the soup as anybody else.
Seriously though, if you would like to read more about the soup theory, the meaning of ascension, what guides are and the validity of meditation, then purchase Kryon book 10 – A New Dispensation (Plain Talk for Confusing Times), authored by Lee Carrol and read chapter 7, or go to www.kryon.com and access the channelling section and find the channelling on What’s New and What’s Not.
Excerpt quoted from:
Realizing Your Authority. Copyright©2007 Jacques Ractliffe.
All rights reserved.
Realizing Your Authority / Jacques Ractliffe - 1st. ed.
ISBN 0-620-35660-X
1. Cape Town (SA) – Non-Fiction.
G.T.I.N: 97880600356608
With much love & regards,
J
Act as if you are separate from no one and nothing and you will heal the world.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Belief vs Knowing


Belief vs Knowing

There is such a myriad of books out in the world relating to spiritual topics that it gets a bit confusing to try and decide which books are the right ones.
There are no right or wrong ones; it is a matter of preference considering who you are as a person and where you are in your spiritual growth.
The goal is to become discerning about your reading habits regarding your choice of spiritual reading matter.
Some might find that their inner being resonates more with books based in mysticism and others might prefer esotericism, etc.  
The judgment call here, if we were to call it that, is one whereby we should steer away from becoming transfixed on and with one particular subject; in effect becoming its slave.
A master knows that true knowledge comes through the respect of diversity.
Enlightenment is not a thing that just happens once (and I am speaking of the word enlightenment in the sense of: to give more knowledge to someone). A person grows and matures mentally in stages, not in one day. The same when we use the word enlightenment in a spiritual sense – to receive clarity of thought regarding a situation(s).
I use the story of the appreciative healer as an example: A widowed mother who for some years had been suffering from a rare bone disease, had in a final attempt to seek a cure, gone to a well known spiritual healer. When the healer asked her if she believed that God would cure her, she responded: “…I don’t know…”. These words brought tears to the healer’s eyes and warmth to his heart. Not for any other reason than the widow’s unwavering honesty.
Unless you are able to be blatantly honest with yourself and to have the courage to inspect the best and worst traits regarding your self, you will continue to live in a world of controversy to which you have no resistance. If you turn away from your personality, unable to inspect your inner desires without pure intent to really have a look, then you are lying to yourself and others will pick up on this vibration, whether consciously or unconsciously.
Being spiritually enlightened and living practically with the knowledge that you are Divine Essence does not free you from the mundane (…e.g. the receiver of revenue), but it alters your perception and experience of events. The more you come to believe this (for it is your belief structure that must change for your perception to change) the more you will know the meaning of Light.
Even when you understand what the Light is, there is still no point in living as if biding time until your physical vehicle dies; that is not living Life.

Light, Life and Love – it is the same thing.

How do you know that what you are reading and/or hearing is true? Channellers of the current New Age will tell you that you will be able to feel the difference. This will be a perceived feeling; a sense of the energy that surrounds any situation. A true Spirit-filled message is always saturated with love and there is no ego present.
Beware of any persons or organisations who give forth a so-called spiritual message on behalf of a person or organisation and who tells you that his/her/its message is only for a special few.
That which is Spirit will never deliver a message that is exclusive or violates the integrity of any being. 
 How to discern if a person calling themselves a channeller is for real? People that truly channel spiritual information will never represent themselves as the only source of information.
We do not need gurus and masters to give us procedures for enlightenment, but they are very necessary and helpful for many people, as they serve to shine light and understanding on the path of enlightenment.
The guidelines for discernment on this subject can be found in the article Guidelines for Spiritual Discernment (1987) – in the New Realities magazine – also available in Kryon book 10 A New Dispensation (Plain Talk for Confusing Times) and on the Kryon website, www.kryon.com.
       It is a good rule of thumb, in spiritual matters, to be aware of any institution that specifically asks for membership and/or asks you to follow any human being (or, for that matter, any being), past or present.
Also, it is unwise to become emotionally dependant on friends, family, a spouse or even intuition.
Probably one of the most difficult mindsets to wrap around, currently, is the belief that we are communicating with ourselves, which would imply that we are part of The-All-That-Is – many call it God.
Then what about the so-called unbelievers?
How much you actually wish to participate or wish other people to participate in something that highlights our divinity, is up to every individual human being. Free choice is always highly respected by Spirit.

            Excerpt quoted from:
Realizing Your Authority. Copyright ©2007 Jacques Ractliffe.

All rights reserved.

Realizing Your Authority / Jacques Ractliffe - 1st. ed.
            ISBN 0-620-35660-X 
                        1. Cape Town (SA) – Non-Fiction.
            G.T.I.N: 97880600356608

With much love & regards,
J
Act as if you are separate from no one and nothing and you will heal the world.

Monday, 13 June 2011

The energy of life - Masterhood


The energy of life

Masterhood..

“Through the eyes of ascension, what does the Human master think when you say the word God? It might be different than you think. You see, the Human master understands the difference between the old Human perception and the energy of truth. God is not sequestered to a system made by Humans. You will find the essence of God in the center of every atom of every molecule in existence. You will find the love of God in every cell that is biological in the Human body. God is not sequestered in what Humans “think” God is. God is not definable. God cannot be placed into a set of rules. God cannot be placed into a sole lineage either. The focus of God is the Human Being. It is not history. It is not doctrine. It cannot be compartmentalized.”
       Quoted from: Perceptions of Masterhood 1 Kryon channeling of 2003.

This does not indicate that some people have God and some have not. EVERYBODY has God, for God simply is. The religious leaders that heal, heal with God, even though they might compartmentalize God, because when you call upon God, it is there. God is an energy.
In my opinion, that which we would call God is an universal intelligence.
And if you wish to become more spiritually aware? What do you do?
Who decides that you should change your opinions and beliefs? It is you (just like it is I who might decide to start a sentence with the word “and”). When is this going to happen?
Only when your psyche is ready and not before. Does this mean that you have to wait for the psyche to make up its own mind? No, you have to alter its perception by trying to change and informing, through your actions and intentions, the mind and body that you wish to expand your consciousness while remaining you. Only when the psyche has heard this message repeatedly, will your reality start introducing the necessary changes that require a new reality to be created.
A master knows that there are two very important things to know on the spiritual path - one is lots of patience and the other is not being disappointed with the outcomes by creating expectation.

“If it is the quality of your consciousness at this moment that determines the future, then what is it that determines the quality of your consciousness? Your degree of presence. So the only place where true change can occur and where the past can be dissolved is the Now.”
       Source: Practising the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
Meaning that we are time bound beings, living in a world where time is a vital part of our existence; but this is also where our perceptions lie. You cannot be happy in the past now, those are memories, you cannot be happy in the future now, that is a possibility to come, you can only be happy now, here in the present moment.
As humans it would be ridiculous to say that we could be free of our concept of time. We live in a world that watches the clock. We do things at certain times; it is part of our earthly creation and very much part of duality. What I am trying to say is that we can free our consciousness of the constraints of the concept of time.

I quote again from the same book by Eckart Tolle: “When every cell of your body is so present that it feels vibrant with life, and when you can feel that life every moment as the joy of Being, then it can be said that you are free of time. To be free of time is to be free of the psychological need of the past for your identity and the future for your fulfillment. It represents the most profound transformation of consciousness that you can imagine.”


            Excerpt quoted from:
Realizing Your Authority. Copyright ©2007 Jacques Ractliffe.

All rights reserved.

Realizing Your Authority / Jacques Ractliffe - 1st. ed.
            ISBN 0-620-35660-X 
                        1. Cape Town (SA) – Non-Fiction.
            G.T.I.N: 97880600356608

With much love & regards,
J
Act as if you are separate from no one and nothing and you will heal the world.


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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The energy of life



The energy of life

What is God?

God is the energy that flows through everything, it is the breath that you take, it is the other person you see, it is the tree in the park, the boulder on the hilltop, and it is you and me. God is in the worst manifestation of criminality; he/she/it is the poet, musician, prophet and also present in the best scientific brain. I could go on and write a nice long poem, but where would that get anyone? God is, and that is that.
If you have been taught that what we call God is actually a being that sits somewhere on a throne, ready to dish out punishment and reward, then you are under a false impression. I am not going out of my way to insult or belittle any religion or spiritual path, for many roads lead to the Divine. We are not here to learn what we did wrong or right to have deserved the lives we live. We are not here to mend our broken ways or to succumb to a person of authority, people who call themselves experts in the field – and we have to listen to them, because they know best. No, listen and use what is best for you, do not listen and obey out of fear.
One of the best analogies of where Spirit comes from and how we (Spirit) belong, I found in The Book of Life by Michael Sharp. This is not new information to Spirit and can be found in different forms in other places here on earth, but it is awesome nonetheless and will be new information to many.
The reason that so many people write similarly about spirituality (and I am referring to the recent writings that have become known by humanity as the ‘new, new age’ or ‘now age’) is not because they are copying each other or have run out of things to say, but because it is so important – and there are many ways to say one thing, but there may only be a few which you or I understand.
God / Spirit / Allah / Buddha / Divinity…  is “I”, and “I” am AWARENESS (not the mind).
Unless you truly understand what is meant by the awareness of the “I” and the meaning of the statement “I am the Light / you are the Light”, you will not understand it, and that is as it should be. No one can make another understand his or her perspective. It is purely only what I can describe as an “ahh…” moment, a moment of enlightenment if you will – and there will most probably be several progressions of this light bulb scenario on the same subject as you grow spiritually.
Now a toughie, I got the question: “Explain the statement: Thy will and not mine’’.
The best way to explain this is to view the body and mind as a conduit of intention and not the source of it, like with a musical genius.
Thy will and not mine, to me, is an indication of becoming a person who is able to let the innate divine makeup flow through the physical vehicle. Not to become a subject of another power, but to recognise the fact that we are all part of that divine power, or what many call God.
Now, the titillation here is to say: “Well, then that means I am God.” This is true, we are all God, and we are part of God, for there are many different forms of the energy that permeates everything. To limit that which is God to one particular species or object in the wide expanse of the universe and beyond is what is holding many people back in the quest for development as comprehensive beings and complimentary creators of reality.
In a nutshell, we are all part of The-All-That-Is; creating our own reality within the confines of our understanding, which is part of creating the ultimate reality of existence of The-All-That-Is.
Picture yourself as a sapling growing in a wide meadow on a large planet. There are many fields, rivers, rocks and..and..and.. on this planet. You are part of this planet as much as this planet is part of it’s solar system, etc..etc.. – sounds a bit like a Japanese cartoon?
As you mature as a tree, you provide shade – and in this shade another ecosystem develops.
How do you let the Light through? How do you get the Divine essence flowing? You do not. All the meditation and spiritual study will mean nothing if it is not done with a definite intent of finding The-All-That-Is within yourself. It is a process that happens in its own time, if you allow it – and once it is started; to stop it will be to inflict chaos upon your mind-set.  This Energy/Essence cannot be forced.

The richness of individual expression cannot be achieved unless a duality has been created that will allow that expression to occur. This does not make you alone a god, but allows Spirit to experience individuality in many different ways. Without the curtain of duality, this experience on Earth that Spirit is having would be pointless. 

“We are not human having a spiritual experience, but spirit having a human experience.”
       Source - Barbara Marciniak

With much love & regards,
J
Act as if you are separate from no one and nothing and you will heal the world.


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

What is it to create Light?

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What is it to create Light?

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hat does it mean when some say, return to nature or be more natural? Excuse me? The answer is lengthy and also can be summed up quite quickly, but let me go about it this way: I have also found the explanations of certain spiritual/religious material either too esoteric or ambiguous, or both; taking into account that not everybody has the same take on interpretation, one can, however, overdo explaining. I too am guilty of that.
But before we go off on another tangent, let’s start with two words: CREATING LIGHT.
The question you may ask is this: “OK fine, I can see that to sustain ourselves as a species into the future, we have to do something about our way of life; to carry on as is will eventually bring destruction of life as we know it.”
The answer is not to divert back to tribal societal structures and to give up on modern life. The humans as we are today evolved over much time and lots of effort went into creating ourselves a better life. What on earth would be the point of reverting to primitive life structures?
One point of view is this: Both the primitive and modern psyche has to be looked at and the best qualities of both worlds need to be combined. If it is peaceful and honest living that you desire, then both schemes should be transcended and a new one implemented – but this can only be achieved once hate and greed have been put aside. When humans return to their natural instinct of harmonious existence, then we could co-exist; but when is that going to happen? It will happen one way or the other. Look at it logically. So many people are becoming aware of the falsehoods and political and social cheating going on around them, especially the women. So, how long before our world society reaches breaking point? How long are mothers going to stand by and silently accept a darker future for their children, one of dishonesty and malice? Even those who turn a blind eye to what is going on in the world realise that they can only turn a blind eye for so long. Men have lost their masculinity (I am not referring to homosexuality), because they no longer know what it means to be a caregiver and stand as a sturdy compliment to the feminine. Many women have lost their femininity in a struggle to become the men of the world – our children see and emulate all of this…
…and strangely enough, it is the homosexual in general who carries a hefty weight in trying to balance these two energies…, but more on this specific topic in a later discussion.
Now, you might ask, why would I be writing this? I say: My function in this is to create light, with other words to bring clarity. Attempting to bring clarity to a situation (or creating Light as the esoterics might say) is a noble act only if you are honest about your truth and do not attempt to force your opinion on another. The aim of the game is to simply create an atmosphere in which others can freely speak their truth and make decisions in an atmosphere that allows them to think clearly and without malice or fear (malice and fear are equally non-conducive to human development).
Creating Light is very powerful. If only a small percentage of humanity create Light it will have far-reaching effects. Creating Light is a process by which one will create an environment of emotional peace, understanding and exceptional wisdom about what works and what does not work. By creating a thought-space for other people through which they may make their own decisions regarding their friends, family, peers, children and fellow human beings; this is how you create Light, which is love, which is life.
If only all people could catch a glimpse of the fact that all life is sacred, to truly see this for what it is, that everybody is made up of the same building blocks and that everything is simply in a different state of being/energy. In this pure and honest state of mind who could in all sanity intentionally harm another being?

I would point out such books as the Kryon series by Lee Carol; the Conversations with God Trilogy by Neale Donald Walsch and for those who are up to it, The Book of Life – Ascension and the Divine World Order by Michael Sharp.
There are also many truths revealed in Thom Hartmann’s book The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight.
Things are said in these books that many have turned away from and turned a deaf ear to, because it hits home as straight as an arrow.
 There are many more relevant texts out there, but I am not even going to try and write them all down.

One of the most painful things I ever had to hear about myself came from a very good friend; a friend who changed the way I looked at certain things and allowed me to experience who I am. Through his actions – and by simply being who he is and allowing me to be who I am – I was given the head space to realise that I am indeed a spiritual teacher and healer. He once asked the rhetorical question of why I am here. What is the use of me being on earth? I instantly realised that it was Spirit talking through him and he was delivering the message. I was mortified and gratified at the same time. It was not a comment I appreciated at that exact moment and I was angry and upset with him for a few days…, but I knew what was meant. It was a time in which I was changing and was given all kinds of signals by Spirit to allow myself to become that which my essence is meant to be.
I will forever be utterly thankful.




With much love & regards,
J
Act as if you are separate from no one and nothing and you will heal the world.


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