Monthly Archives: February 2011

Out of Bounds

 

When I was young ( age eight ) I was sent to a boarding school in England . Contrary to popular myth, the school was very good and welcoming with a strong educational emphasis .

After the children had got over the shock of leaving their home and parents, which took about three days, it was easy to get into the routine . It was stressed that it would not be long till we saw our parents which eased any residual separation anxiety .

The school had large grounds in which the boys could roam and much to my delight ( not for some others ) we played sports virtually every day . Football in the autumn term, rugby in the spring term, and cricket and tennis in the summer . When the boys ( there weren’t any girls which was not a great loss at eight ) weren’t being educated or playing sports, there was a very large part of a forest where we could play freely .We were probably the healthiest children there have ever been .

If you can imagine a smaller Hogwarts without the magic, you’ll get the picture . The school was very good and for its age group, it is now reputed to be the most expensive school in Britain, even though it definitely wasn’t when I was there, as I remember leaking roofs and a lack of central heating, but there is more to life than comfort .

The school was full of rules, which we broke with regularity but there was one rule which was enforced with the utmost seriousness . We were not allowed to leave the school bounds unless on a school trip or to play sports matches against the other schools . The reason given was that it was for our own safety .

 

No-exit

 

One day, another pupil and myself decided we were going to break this rule and leave the school and buy some sweets at a shop which was about 1/2 mile from the school . We went ‘ out of bounds ‘ but to my surprise, we weren’t set upon by other children or stopped by the police, and returned to the school without anybody being the wiser, apart from the other boys . For about three days, I was revered as a God for my bravery .

The reason I retell this story is that it is exactly what is occurring in our Mind . The core reason for the dysfunction in this world is our disconnection from our spiritual Self, God or the Universe depending on your own term for the spiritual .

We are told we should fear God, who has thrown us out of heaven because we are sinners . Our spiritual teachers, the priests, imams and rabbis  speak of a vengeful God who sacrificed his Son for these sins and in Judaism the name of God should not be mentioned . And so we remain stuck in our own little mental school, not daring to go ‘ Out of Bounds ‘ because we are told to join with God is dangerous and it is safer to remain in our separated world .

 

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It is not true – Life/God is not vengeful or punishing but it can seem so, if we believe it to be . We have not left heaven apart from in our Mind and it is our choice to remain separated . It is true this belief has become so ingrained in our Mind that it cannot be removed without spiritual help, which is happening at present, but ultimately it is our own wish to be separated .

It is time to go Out of Bounds and ignore the cries of our internal and external teachers who want us to remain in our own cocoon, and rejoin with our spiritual Self, but it means leaving behind our school boy beliefs and becoming adults . There is nothing to fear .



There’s Not Enough

 

At present, the world is going through a period of shortage . We are still dealing with the financial effects of the world recession and also it seems we are about to experience a period of food shortages .

Many people advocate a return to a simpler, less  materialistic lifestyle and manage on less resources but it is not the answer, just a band aid because even if we adopt a greener outlook on Life, we will still experience the same problem . The cause of shortage always has one reason – our underlying belief  ‘ there is not enough ‘.

This poverty consciousness comes from our Ego’s view of the world . Of course it is impossible to live in a real world where there is not enough, as the Universe always supplies us with enough but following the dictum that our beliefs shape our reality, this belief in poverty creates the situation where it appears there is not enough .

We are Rich – it is as much a part of our real condition as our Innocence and Eternal nature . The Universe is abundant but because our false Self believes in poverty, then poverty is what we experience, even if we have the riches of Croesus .

As part of the Awakening, we will have to experience ‘ not having enough ‘ so that the poverty consciousness can be triggered and brought to the surface for release . In actuality, there is always enough and it is linked to our core belief  ‘ we are not good enough ‘ and need something outside of ourselves to complete us .

We are always ‘ good enough ‘ – it is impossible not to be but we think there’s something wrong with us . You and I are perfect and so is everything – it is only in our Mind that it is not so and our Mind can be changed .

 

 

No Escape

 

The consciousness shift seems to have reached a new stage . Time is still accelerating, the weather is behaving strangely with dramatic snowfall in America and apocalyptic flooding in Australia . There are major political developments in Tunisia and Egypt, as the countries get fed up with their dictatorial leaders . The world’s economy is all over the place and UFOs are seen in the skies, almost daily it seems .

 

 

Northern Hemisphere covered in snow

 

This is not going to stop – the shift will continue . It is easier to understand if you think of the world as consciousness and not just as a physical entity . These external events are reflections of what is happening in our Mind . Our Egoic mind is under attack and we are being urged to leave our selfish traits behind us and join with our Self .

This resistance can be seen in the world’s governments’ wheeling and dealing as they struggle to hang on to power . In our personal lives, we are confronted with the parts of us which we have kept hidden and would rather not face . All sorts of revelations are being revealed as we deal with this force and expect more over the next few years .

There is no escape and it will continue until we reach the next level of consciousness . Acceptance is the key – accept what happens in the world and your emotions as best as you can . Just keep getting up each morning and one day we will wake up to a reborn World .

 

 

The Self-Accused

Anger Controlls Him
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The situation in Egypt reminded me of a section from A Course in Miracles . In short, it says all hate and anger stems from self guilt and self hatred . Hopefully this anger will soon be released and a appropriate agreement can be reached .

 

Only the self-accused condemn . As you prepare to make a choice that will result in different outcomes, there is first one thing that must be overlearned . It must become a habit of response so typical of everything you do that it becomes your first response to all temptation, and to every situation that occurs . Learn this and learn it well, for it is here delay of happiness is shortened by a span of time you cannot realize . You never hate your brother for his sins, but only for your own . Whatever form his sins appear to take, it but obscures the fact that you believe them to be yours, and therefore meriting a ” just ” attack .

Why should his sins be sins, if you did not believe they could not be forgiven in you ? Why are they real in him, if you did not believe that they are in your reality ? And why do you attack them everywhere except you hate yourself ? Are you a sin ? You answer ” yes ” whenever you attack, for by attack do you assert that you are guilty and must give you as you deserve . And what can you deserve but what you are ? If you did not believe that you deserved attack, it would not occur to you to give attack to anyone at all . Why should you ? What would be the gain to you ? What could be the outcome be that you would want ? And how could murder bring you benefit ?