Is there joy, ease, or lightness in what I am doing? (Eckhart Tolle)

Yesterday we discussed the difference between making from the ego and creating from the depth of consciousness. As we go through our days, as we strive toward our goals and do what we do, how can we know whether we are creating or merely making?

Eckhart Tolle explains, “If there is no joy, ease, or lightness in what you are doing, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to change what you’re doing. It may be sufficient to change the how. ‘How’ is always more important than ‘what’. See if you can give more attention to the doing than to the result you want to achieve from it.”

Humanity is currently going through the greatest shift in ages—the shift from the fallen, mind-dominated state to an awakened state. To reach this state on an individual level is called salvation, atonement, enlightenment, awareness, and there are many other words used to describe the awakened state. But what happens when a critical mass of the population reaches this state together?

To reach this state on a massive scale is called the consciousness revolution—which is the only real revolution and humanity’s only chance of survival. Any revolution that involves attacking or trying to destroy a problem will fail to produce the desired result. The consciousness revolution attacks nothing. Through it, we quietly create a new Earth by simply forming honest and accepting relationships and then creating together in harmony from a place of joy, ease, and lightness. We live and create from a place of feeling good. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


Your real creations are as timeless as you are

The function of the mind is to make and to create; but making and creating are not the same.

The ego is something we make and is then the source of all making. Having first been made by you, it is no wonder that it is so valued by you. From the ego, it is possible to make only that which is unstable, meaningless, impermanent, uninspired, unoriginal—that which has no real value. To attempt to create from the ego—from the realm of perception and interpretation—is to merely project image, to attempt to get rather than to give, to miscreate.

To create is something entirely different. Creation is channeled from spirit, from love, from the source of true knowledge. Any creation is instantly recognized as beautiful, meaningful, helpful and true. Creation transmits energy that inspires. It brings greater consciousness and love into the world.

Gains in consciousness cannot be undone and are never lost. Creation endures eternally. Even as it may shift form, it may be reinterpreted, it may spread through derivative forms, the light brought into the world through creation cannot be dimmed.

Creation is the light of spirit. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.     


Normal is insane

You feel it, don’t you? When you try to conform to the expectations of society, when you care about the opinions and judgments of others. You don’t feel well. Your energy sinks. You want to leave the situation. You need space to be alone.

You tell yourself to try harder, to get it together, but you feel like a misfit. You hide your truth, you lie, you pretend, and all because you are afraid. Guess what? This is normal. Normal is insane.

Stress. Conflict. Competition. Status. Possessions. Crime. War. Corruption of institutions. Nasty comments from friends. Snobbery. Complaining. Gossiping. Judgements. All normal, all insane.

There is a different way and a new normal emerging. It is being lived by an increasing number of people around the world. You can’t identify us by our fashion or tastes. We don’t belong to any particular age group, religion, or profession. We are difficult to spot unless you are looking for smiling faces, unexpected loving gestures, eyes that radiate depth and beauty from the soul, health and youthfulness even in old age. We are mostly calm, peaceful, quiet and still.

We’re learning not to preach, but if you ask us real questions, the answers will be channeled from the source of love and knowledge. We will show you the books, the meditation, the yoga, the relationship practices, the way of living that truly transcends the suffering that has been life on earth for a long time now.

The only thing special about us is that we know we are not special at all. We know that we are no different from you in all the ways that matter. We are equal, harmonious, accepting of everything, and we are quietly creating a new Earth just by being what we all are. The new normal is your true identity, your essence, your consciousness, the observer of the mind, the soul. We will meet you here. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


Forget about your life situation for a while and pay attention to your life. (Eckhart Tolle)

What’s the difference? Your life situation exists in time. It is mind stuff. Your life is now and is everything real.

When you narrow your awareness to just this moment, this space you are in, this room, this view—you find that here problems do not exist. Notice your breath. The way it feels to touch something. Notice the sounds around you, the textures, the colors. Recognize that there is nothing you are lacking in this moment and there is no challenge you cannot easily respond to. You feel your energy increase, your mood changes, and the light of inspiration begins to shine through. Now your energy has shifted toward life and away from mind activity.

Problems begin when you slip away from this state of presence. When you think about your life situation, what should have happened, what you hope will happen, what you want or what you need to do about this or that—then your focus shifts to thoughts, random mind activity, which causes anxiety and suffering. None of this stuff is real for anyone but you. It is only your dream. You are awake, but in truth sleepwalking. It is possible to awaken and begin to live fully in the only realm that is real: the now.

How? Simply notice every time your focus shifts to the past or future. Bring it back to the now. If you are driving to work, notice the trees or the bird flying by. Don’t hold onto it, just notice the continuous moment. If you are coming out of the elevator and walking to your desk, notice each step, each sound. If you are talking with a friend or colleague, pay attention to each gesture, each word. Even if you are discussing mind stuff, being present means seeing the essence of the person now—which is beyond the words, beyond the arguments, plans, worries and frustrations.

Awaken to the now. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


 Read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Egos can clash in any situation, but spirit cannot clash at all. (A Course in Miracles)

“Spirit cannot perceive, and ego cannot know.”

Two people coming together in spirit cannot clash. In the absence of ego, they experience perfect and lasting love, union and oneness. However, it is impossible for a spiritual person to co-exist harmoniously with a person in the egoic state.

Two egos can find a way to communicate because they share the same thought system of separation. Two egos always clash through competition and debate. They generate all sorts of dysfunction, but a relationship between two egos is considered normal in this world.

But when spirit clashes with ego, a dramatic and explosive dynamic is created. Here, either true teaching must occur, or the ego must protect itself by seeking total separation. There can be no ongoing, functional relationship between a spirit and an ego. Teaching must occur, or the relationship must end.

Spirit cannot be taught. It already knows. Ego must be taught, but it cannot know. Knowing therefore requires a full release from the egoic state. This is awakening—the only process of correction and undoing of error. When a person is identified with ego, this painful but necessary process is perceived as attack.

A true teacher of spirit is willing to endure this process. We are patient and we know that the lessons must be repeated until they are learned. A healer does not collect followers; rather, ultimately wishes to heal and then become obsolete.  

You are spirit. Spirit is eternal, unchangeable and perfect. We accept and love everyone unconditionally. We forgive even before the error has occurred. When there is error, we correct even if the process is ugly. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


Your starting point is truth, and you must return to your beginning. (A Course in Miracles)

The return to knowledge involves the undoing of a thought system called separation—otherwise known as the fallen or egoic state of existence. You fear this undoing as though it is death, but in truth it is only the death of error and suffering.

In simple terms, belief in separation means that you believe you are separate from the universe, you have the power to create yourself, you can control what happens, and that you will find your own salvation by arranging the external world according to your liking.

This thought system is the normal state of human existence, but it doesn’t work and never has. Has it brought you lasting peace and happiness so far? Why, after so much time adhering to a system of thought that has failed you, do you cling to it ever more tightly?

Even if you do manage to get what you want, it isn’t going to be what you want. That’s why the fabulously rich and famous often end up depressed or suicidal. Seeking salvation in any external form is error. Getting what you want in this life brings a happiness that is momentary and fleeting like the high you get from a drug.

But the mind has tremendous power under any influence. Belief in separation has miscreated a world ruled by fear, judgement, violence, tragedy and terrible suffering. People and institutions do horrible things because we have become infected with an insane thought system. Do not fear this undoing—the remembrance of knowledge and the end of error.

Now we go back to before the thought system. You were born already perfect and complete, just as you still are now. You are perfect love and all your needs are provided for. You are simple joy, happiness, and pure inspiration. For a long time, you have been taught to sacrifice. Now you forgive yourself and everyone. Together, we undo error and we heal. We lose faith in all thought systems and we return to the oneness of knowledge at the source. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.  


The choice to judge, rather than to know, is the cause of all loss of peace. (A Course in Miracles)

To judge is to place your faith in perception and interpretation rather than in knowing. Knowing is doing, tasting, touching—experiencing reality. This requires an open mind and unconditional acceptance of what is. To judge is to stubbornly cut off the possibility of knowing because “judgement always involves rejection.”

Furthermore, “what you judge has an effect.” By trusting your own confused perception, you are cutting off the flow of life. This is the cause of all lack. You are resisting what is supposed to be happening to you, ignoring what others need from you, you are sending people away who are supposed to be present for you. Your delusion is this: “You believe that reality is yours to select from.” No. Reality already is and your job is to accept it so that you can know.

To judge is to place your faith in fear. You are afraid of what might happen in an act of knowing, so you hide, you wish things were different, that something else might happen in the future, that something shouldn’t have happened in the past. You resist and fight the flow of life and fate, itself. Here, there can be no love, no peace, no abundance, no growth, and no knowledge.

There is a very different path. “You have no idea of the tremendous release and deep peace that comes from meeting yourself and your brothers totally without judgement.”

“You do not need judgement to organize your life. In the presence of knowledge, all judgment is suspended.”


Quotes taken from A Course in Miracles

Image by Greg Tsai

When you are honest with people, you don’t have to avoid them.

Too often, we are closed to people for the simple reason that we are afraid of getting ourselves into a situation we do not want to be in. We put up walls to avoid later having to admit how we feel or state our needs.

Even when we are open, we are too polite. We agree to things to please others. We try to impress by agreeing to things we don’t agree to. So we lose our freedom and suffocate. Then we burn bridges and retreat back into separation.

Better to just state our needs openly. When we learn to tell people how we feel and what we want, then we leave it to them to decide how to respond. The reaction may be negative. Fine, then the relationship dissolves because there is no fit. More likely, honesty will deepen bonds and bring true union...without sacrificing our freedom or getting us into situations we don’t want to be in.

Open completely to all, but only if you are prepared to be totally honest and accept the same in return. Now all our relationships become a spiritual practice. 

The I Am by Infobeing mobile app is a great place to start. It connects people based on compatible needs and allows you to form new, spiritually centered relationships. Make it a daily spiritual practice and then extend this thought system of openness, honesty and acceptance to everyone in your life. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


Knowledge can always be remembered, never having been destroyed. (A Course in Miracles)

Knowledge is of spirit and requires no learning, only remembering. Truth is effortlessly recognized, but only by a mind that is free from conditioned perception and interpretation. There are no degrees or levels to knowledge. If you can recognize any of it within yourself, you have known it fully.

Attainment of true knowledge requires that you do nothing. Instead, you must undo everything. Meditation or true prayer is the practice of undoing the damage done to you by the world so that knowledge can be remembered. To undo is to create gaps in your stream of thoughts, moments of no thought and only awareness, so that the light of knowledge can shine through and remembering can occur.

Perception, which is of the mind and body, is what you have been taught by a world that has attempted to control you and use you. Perception interprets, judges, and asks questions but never reaches lasting conclusions. Perception is the tireless workings of a mind without knowledge that endlessly tries to control, manipulate, grasp, and get. The perceiving mind seeks but never finds, dissects but never unites. A mind without knowledge of spirit is only an ego that stubbornly defends the darkness of fear against the light of love even as it pretends to be intelligent, good and rational. This is the state of suffering.

Knowledge is effortless, beyond debate, beyond justification and rationalization. It is instantly remembered fully and completely on the level of spirit—which is beyond thoughts and words. We try to communicate knowledge through spiritual language, beautiful works of art, stories, or sometimes through rituals and symbols—but these creations are not meant to be taken literally as the truth. A spiritual teaching or creation only points to knowledge—momentarily inspiring us with the profound remembering of what we are—which naturally gives us the faith and will to undo false perception and to align fully with knowledge. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


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