This isn't going away until we shift

Obviously, germs do exist. Trillions of bacteria and viruses are everywhere around us and inside us always. Whether we become ill, however, is entirely up to us.

Illnesses, such as the flu, are commonly understood to be caused by something external, something happening to us, and can only be addressed in the external dimension. Seek solutions there and none shall ever be found.

All power lies within the inner reality. This is where we have control. Solutions must first be accessed there, and only then can they be extended to the external reality. The world is not happening to us; rather, we are creating it.

Illness is only possible when scared thoughts in the mind poison the body with stress, which is born of fear, which is the emotion of the ego. Fear that you can become ill, and your fear will manifest into a reality that you made real.

Illness happens because a person who is stressed diverts energy from the normal functioning of the body. Now the heart beats too fast, the mind steals vital energy from you to fuel worried thought, you can’t sleep at night, you feel lousy and grumpy, you may even turn to medications or bad habits that weaken you more. If this becomes your ongoing state for a little while, you are severely weakening the immune system—giving those germs the power to overtake you. This is a downward spiral, and you get sick because your body is trying to rest and end the ongoing abuse caused by the egoic mind. This is what illness is.

The good news is that a person who has learned to eliminate fear (and therefore stress)—in other words, a person who has learned the higher truth about illness—does not become ill because, even when exposed to germs, the immune system is always strong enough to fight. The germs are there, but nothing bad happens.

They say, in places like the USA these days, that we are all in this together and that we are only as healthy as our weakest link. This is meant to communicate that people like me should shut up, agree that illness is reality, stay home, sink into depression, and wear masks. If I were to take this path of making it all real, then I would become ill just like everybody else. The strategy is, therefore, exactly wrong.

In reality, the weak links—the cause of this crisis—are those who believe that what they tell us in the media about COVID-19 is reality. Through self-manifesting beliefs, their thoughts are creating this hell and they have been leading the world to this cliff for a long time. In countries where the connection to inner-being is broken; where, instead, most people believe what they are told by so-called authorities, many more are sick and dying. It is our thoughts and beliefs, manifesting into specific behaviors and habits, that are literally creating reality around us.

You know that there has never been a time in your life when you were in a perfect state of joy, you were well-rested, stress-free and centered…AND you got sick. It is impossible. If you got sick, you were surely worn down. The highest priority in the world, and the end of this crisis, is for you to heal from this sickness of fear, stress, exhaustion. Stop tolerating an existence of endless sacrifice in which everyone is supposed to always feel lousy. Transcend the sickness, which is called ego—and then teach the truth to others who will do the same in turn.

The only way to transcend the ego, to end fear and panic, to dissolve stress, to vibrate at the level of perfect health, is to awaken to the spiritual reality. There are countless paths, which I discuss daily. If we are going to move forward, if our economies are ever going to function, if we are ever going to find a sense of happiness and enjoyment, we must each find one or more paths toward awakening and put wisdom into practice each day.

Those who doubt this message will remain lost in chaos and sickness. This isn’t going away until we shift. Those who have already learned the mandatory lesson have already been saved—are already living in an ongoing state of bliss.

Now you have heard the message, reality will continue to unfold to testify to its reality, and you now have the clear choice to end your suffering in an instant of your choosing. All else is utter confusion and suffering with no end. What an absolutely wonderful time to be alive. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.  

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There is a reason why we suffer

Pain, illness, and all forms of suffering are nature’s responses to any rejection of reality and truth. The purpose of suffering is to force us to correct course so that we accept what is, always forgive, and surrender to love as the only correct response to anything and everything.

Learn only that reality is reality (which requires a daily spiritual practice of brief study and meditation) and your problems are removed as your suffering ends. For thousands of years, with but few exceptions, humans have been trying everything but this. Only this has never been tried on a large scale and only this is the answer to all our problems.

Resist the lesson by responding to suffering in any other way, and problems will escalate, suffering will increase, and further crisis is on the way. Crisis is simply what happens when our thinking and doing is not aligned with reality. This can be called error. The longer we fail to correct course, things can only get worse.

Spiritual awakening is not some sort of wacky personal preference nor a false idol or identity. It is the full embrace of the only solution, the humble acceptance of reality, the knowing that all wisdom and truth is found only within the thought system and energy of perfect, unconditional love.

Anything else but this always has, and always will fail. Whether you want to change your life or change the world, the answer is the same. A person aligned with lasting joy cannot become ill. A society governed by the values of love cannot contain violence. A family based on unconditional love cannot break. A business based on love for customers cannot fail. I could go on, and will do so tomorrow and each day after that.

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Can sexual freedom be loving, non-destructive and guiltless?

Deep down, most people would enjoy a life in which it is possible to freely explore sexual adventures involving many partners. What holds us back from following our intense, natural cravings is that we want to avoid making someone jealous. As thrilling and enjoyable as perfect sex can be, we clearly understand that no sex is worth causing terrible pain, ruining a relationship, or harming anyone’s life in any way. So, the simple solution that most people choose is to suppress our needs around sex.

The main reason we suppress our sexual needs is because of the sexual jealousy of others; mainly, our primary partners. The problem is that forced-monogamous relationships are built upon a foundation that is both fragile and less than honest. For most people, the promise of life-long monogamy brings with it great and ongoing struggles and frustrations. By suppressing sex, we close our hearts and minds to new people, we cut ourselves off from other beautiful human beings, and many of us slowly sink into depression and low energy.

So we drink more, we eat junk food, we smoke, we watch trash entertainment, we engage in safe small-talk, and we form all sorts of bad habits to distract us from the simple problem that we are not free and we are not honest. Worse yet, none of this works.

Despite our best intentions, most people with strong sexual needs end up breaking relationships and cheating. They just can’t take it anymore and nature wins. The more you make something off-limits, the more you want it. In the beginning of a relationship, it is easy to promise monogamy. You have that new relationship energy (NRE), you are in love, you communicate freely, you respect one another—everything feels right and the need for sexual variety is minimal.

But by making the promise of lifelong monogamy to anyone, you cut off the possibility of perfect honesty if your heart ever changes, and you remove unconditional acceptance and freedom from the relationship. The relationship then becomes not about unconditional love, acceptance, openness, and trust; rather, it slowly becomes a job where you must live up to expectations and conditions.

The normal marriage is all about the promise of monogamy. But inevitably, one or both partners will have strong feelings and needs that violate the promise. When this happens, lies follow, maybe eventually cheating, and everything breaks. It is a story we know all too well, and yet we continue to do relationships as though it isn’t going to happen to us.

There is a better way to do relationships, and it works perfectly. From the very beginning, you can lovingly explain to your partner that you will never require them to be sexually or emotionally monogamous—and of course that you would require the same in return if you are going to be together. You know it is going to be very difficult to overcome sexual jealousy, but it is possible, and the alternative to dealing with jealousy is worse, and that for the purpose of your sacred love and respect toward one another, you can do this.

This doesn’t mean that you are going to be desperately running around with other people all the time. In fact, you may never even have the need or the opportunity. But, if the relationship is going to be based on true love rather than control and manipulation, you have to both maintain the right to be sexually free if there is ever a need.

How you go about practicing non-monogamy is for you both to explore and to decide. It will be a personal choice that always honors the needs and feelings of your partner. You need to learn the language of love, talk about your relationship, how you feel, why your partner is the right person for you to spend a lifetime with, how no other person is a better fit and how relationships with other people only remind you of this—and all of this needs to be true or you should never live together or have children in the first place.

I can assure you, through personal experience, that the result of such a relationship is the experience of ongoing bliss and love—which grows even stronger as the years go by. Imagine the closeness you would feel with someone with whom you can express yourself fully, at the deepest levels. Imagine how much you would appreciate enjoying your sexual freedom—with consenting adults who you are honest with—without risk or shame. If either of you find yourself going down that scary path of jealous thoughts, you can talk about it, accept that it is happening, and it will dissolve in the light of your perfect love.

If you are already in a monogamous relationship and your partner will not consider opening it up, I sincerely don’t know what to tell you. I do believe we should live in perfect honesty, and this is what I have done in my life; but your choice is entirely yours. If you are currently single or starting a new relationship, then this is the way to build a foundation of perfect stability and lasting love and joy. Try it. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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If it is not direct communication, then I don’t understand anything

Can you imagine that there exist people who expect others to understand them even without directly communicating what they are trying to say? They use gestures or facial expressions when impeccable words are called for. They attack verbally about something totally unrelated. They withhold response, cut communication, withhold intimacy, or pout—expecting others to wonder why, to care, and to guess correctly about the message and respond accordingly.

In my life, none of this childish behavior is even perceptible and communicates nothing at all. I look past it without even trying to. I don’t even know how to see it as anything other than insanity. If you want me to understand what you are trying to say, then please do your best to say it, to explain it, to tell me how you feel, show me who you are—reveal your truest self through your deepest honesty and I promise that I will dig deep down and will respond with as much patience, love and understanding as I can muster. It isn’t going to hurt!

Those who lack the courage to say what they mean are faking—building a life of illusion, afraid of being honest and vulnerable. They are resisting true human connection all for the purpose of protecting their ego. This is a tragic error that can easily be corrected.

Now there is a new kind of human being emerging in this world. Through directness, openness, and a total commitment to honesty, we so easily live our truth, replacing confusion with perfect knowledge, isolation with union, fear with love, lack with abundance. This is only possible after a decision to shatter the ego, to transcend it, to laugh at its destruction and place all faith in what is real, true, and honest. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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It's not scary to be honest

Imagine going through life in such a way that you are never exactly honest about anything. In everything you do and say, the question is never about what's true; rather, about what you are supposed to say, how you are supposed to feel, and what you are supposed to want (all according to the opinions and expectations of others).

The underlying principle here is this: I'm faking, I'm hiding, I'm lying about everything and I expect everyone else to do the same. We all know what is going on here, but by calling it "normal" and pretending there is no alternative to a life of faking, we go on.

As we do go on faking, we accumulate such a heavy and impossible burden; to the extent that we bury ourselves and forget entirely who we are.

I am telling you that another life is possible: your life, staring you, with truth and honesty as your guide. Yes, you can be honest with everyone, even in business, even in romance, even with your family. As you do, a miracle happens: all that you do not want disappears, and each breath of your life is filled with everything you've always wanted.

If you understand this fully and have enough faith that what's real is real, then you can remember this moment as your awakening to a new life. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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One cannot be full of love for one person and devoid of love for everyone else (Osho)

It is impossible to love one person and despise another. A loving person is one who loves himself and then always extends that love to everyone else. Not only to all other people, even to all other animals and life forms. Not only to all life forms, but to all objects and to all of existence. A loving person is filled with love each moment, even when she is alone in a room.  

In contrast, a person who misunderstands love is filled with frustration, impatience, anger, hatred, and an endless range of negative emotions all arising from the core negative emotion: fear. She can get angry at a cat; he can slam a door or throw something across the room for no reason other than the mind-created emotional suffering within.

This person may claim to love her spouse or his children, but this kind of love is conditional, unfree, only concerned with a set of expectations—so it is ultimately brittle and unreal. One day, her so-called loved ones will see her true nature, and will so easily lose faith in her love. This is how trust erodes, how resentment is created, how children withdraw into teenage angst, how relationships are broken—and how everyone in this world is incorrectly doing relationships.

When we claim to love and then ever demonstrate the opposite, we teach others to lose faith in love, in God, in the basic goodness of life, itself. Love is the whole truth, and for life to work, we must be love always, with everyone, and toward everything. To do this is to enter what Jesus called the Kingdom of Heaven, which is a state of eternal bliss accessible now to anyone who aligns with perfect love. Here is found abundance, health, safety, and everything we most deeply want.

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How to access all power and strength

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This message is literal, self-evident, and beyond debate even to those who do not practice perfect, total, unconditional love with everyone always.

Still, the ego cannot accept this message, because to do so would be to look upon its total impotence and insanity...which would be its death and your awakening.

There is nothing magic here, nothing supernatural you have to believe, nothing you need sacrifice other than the endless stream of error, dishonesty, and other forms of suffering, all arising from fear.

Perfect love flows from within you when you forgive yourself, recognize your perfect innocence, and open your heart and mind. Love then effortlessly flows from you in all your being and doing...as you heal the world through pure joy, truth, beauty, honesty, and charity that diminishes you on no way and takes nothing from you.

Perfect love is not just a good idea, or a nice thing to talk about, it is literally life energy itself, divine power, perfect knowledge. But if you want it, you must want it fully, always.

Or continue following the confused voice in the head, conditioned by a loveless world, and hope for solutions that have not arrived and never will.

Now do you place your faith in love or in the ego? This is the only real decision any of us need to make.

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Abscondo Podcast #88: Do we believe yet?

There is still just that one solution to every problem, the only response to everything, the only possibility of salvation, the only way to change the world. Do we believe yet?

Abscondo Podcast 88

Listen here or wherever you normally listen to podcasts. Enjoy!

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Just do it; but do it in love!

What you believe to be true will be true for you. Believe anything negative is real—or that anything terrible is going to happen—and it will be so. Fearful thoughts manifest exactly that which you fear. While it sounds easy to change your thoughts, there is only one way to control fearful or negative thoughts.   

What about belief in a positive vision—believing that you will get what you want? While this works the same way (whatever you believe will come true), again, there is only one way to succeed at this.

Anything is possible in your life so long as it is not sacrificed, compromised, or negotiated away—but it is only possible after humbling yourself to that which is beyond negotiation, that which is eternally true.

There is only one way to end fear and negativity, only one way to align all thought and behavior with the positive, only one way to manifest lasting joy, abundance, bliss, peace, and safety. The way is through perfect love combined with perfect truth.

You can negotiate all the details, experience all your wildest fantasies, live life to the fullest—but only through a total commitment to unconditional love always combined with a decision to always tell the truth, no matter what, and always want the truth, no matter what. To do this is to spiritually awaken and to end the problems of your life and of this world.

Love and truth are never negotiable. Believe otherwise and become lost in the insanity and endless errors of the ego. Love cannot be defined according to your preferences, and nothing can be gained by manipulating or rejecting the truth about anything. All failure, suffering, and crisis are rooted in this error.

A Course in Miracles correctly teaches that “sin is where love is not.” Where there is anything less than perfect honesty and truth, there is no love. Where there is lack of forgiveness or acceptance, there is no love. Where there is an attempt to get rather than to give, there is no love. Where there is attack in any form, there is no love.

Love is the one non-negotiable, the only solution to any challenge and the correct response to any situation. Learn what perfect love is, live it fully, and everything else in life is yours. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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One of Don Miguel Ruiz’ 4 Agreements for life is this: don’t take anything personally.

After applying this principal to my life, I found out that other people’s thoughts or opinions have nothing to do with me and, therefore, no longer touch me in any real way.

Even if there is an opinion or judgment directed straight at me, I only consider it valid if I agree that it is true. If it is true, then what is there to get upset about? I can be honest and deal with it. If it is untrue, then there is also nothing to get upset about because I cannot be diminished by a perception that isn’t true.

Furthermore, I don’t need anyone’s blessing to state my truth, to experience my life the way that I do, to choose my own sexual or relationship preferences, tastes, or anything else. I do not require anyone to understand what it feels like to carry the burdens of a middle-aged white man, nor do I need them to agree with my politics, choice of profession, spirituality or anything else.

Nobody holds me back from being me, and the same is true for each of us. The Tao Te Ching says, “Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.” (verse 9) 

If something that someone else says or does bothers you, then perhaps the real problem is that it bothers you. The solution is not found in the fight to change everyone else; rather, to go within, discover the true self, learn self-love, and embody all truth and freedom without asking anyone’s permission.

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