Steve Winwood // Blind Faith - "Can't Find My Way Home"

' Reality '...


Do not be fooled by politics,

They are two sides of the same coin of ego..

We are searching for the enjoyment called Love..

If you allow the vibrations of negativity to enter the ether surrounding the souls, you will fail the test of Reality..

The ego will demand anger and violence,

the Heart will demand Love..

It is not difficult to die for Love..

It is called, returning Home...



-thomas

' This is a mistake '...


All spiritual teachings are only meant to make us retrace
our steps to our Original Source.

We need not acquire
anything new, only give up false ideas and useless accretions.

Instead of doing this, we try to grasp something strange and
mysterious because we believe happiness lies elsewhere.

This is a mistake.


- Ramana Maharshi

' Words are paradoxical '...


The words of truth are always paradoxical.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.


- Lao Tzu

' Flowers '...


The sheikh of the Halveti order in Istanbul, Sunbul Efendi, in looking
for a successor, sent his disciples forth to get flowers to adorn the
lodge.

All of them returned with large bunches of lovely flowers; only
one of them came back with a small, withered plant.

When asked why he
did not bring anything worthy of his master, he answered,

"I found all
the flowers busy recollecting the Lord--how could I interrupt this
constant prayer of theirs?

I looked, and one flower had finished its
recollection.

That one I brought."

It was he who became the next
sheikh.


Annemarie Schimmel
as collected by James Fadiman & Robert Frager

' It is only Tuesday Night '...


And yet the vision that I see are the elements of mind control that speak lies and false flags..

Are the other humans awake to deception ?..

War hides under the screaming of words..

It is so strange that Divine Consciousness would visit the yin and yang of Dreams..

But, this is the balance of Intellect that decides which road to travel..

To Know the True Path, many dead ends are entered..

Knowing that life is short for the human experience, we must not fear the future..

We are not the future, We have always existed as this moment, this Now..

We remain the Observer and thus, do not feel pain..

The voltage of the hologram runs down, to be recharged by desires..

Desires are the prison that promises happiness but delivers fear..


-thomas


DUELING BANJOS ~ Guitar & Banjo Song ~ Deliverance

' self-surrender '...


The indispensable prerequisite to mystical illumination is self-surrender.

No man can receive it without paying this price.

Any man in any degree of development may pay it--he has to turn around, change his attitude, and accept the Christ, the higher self, as his sovereign.

But once this happens and the Grace of illumination descends, it can affect the self only as it finds the self.

An unbalanced ego will not suddenly become balanced.

An unintellectual one will not suddenly become learned.

His imperfections remain though the light shines through them.




-- Notebooks Category 18: The Reverential Life > Chapter 4: Surrender > # 70
Perspectives > Chapter 18: The Reverential Life > # 38 Paul Brunton


' You begin to awaken '...


The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not “the thinker.”

The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated.

You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence.

You also realize that all the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind.

You begin to awaken.


~ Eckhart Tolle

' Not the personality '...


Meditation is being free to the belief of being a separate person - then the byproducts of this freedom we reap in due time.

We have to start from freedom.

This freedom begins when we choose not to be identified with the personality.



~ Francis Lucille