In the Bible, we are told that in partaking of the forbidden fruit, we became as the Gods, knowing Good and Evil. The assumption is that this part of what the serpent said was true. That it was this event that led to our ability to recognize right and wrong, and that in doing so, we are somehow better than we were. And maybe that is true. But unfortunately, what most of us don’t realize is that Good and Evil are illusions.
That statement is a controversial one, I’m sure. Any “good” Christian will probably assume I’m deluded by Satan or something. But hear me out, and you will see why I say that.
December 21st marked the first day of Winter, characterized by being the shortest day of the year. The days don’t immediately start getting longer again, however. We stay “in the dark” for three days after. On the 25th is the first day when the days actually start getting longer, if memory serves.
What is implicit in the statement: “I want this?” It is implied that you don’t have this.
When you are being told about the Law of Attraction, they tell you to focus on what you want. There is just one small problem with that: if you are not careful, you end up focusing on the lack instead of focusing on the thing.
That is why they say to focus on it as if it is already true. It feels like a lie, at first. And as long as it feels like a lie, you probably are still, subconsciously, focused on the lack. At that point, you are not yet manifesting what you want.
I had a conversation with my wife about my previous post. She asked me about all the people that were ‘taken up’ to heaven in the Bible.
She makes a valid point. The Bible is an excellent example of esoteric literature. As such, many stories often have multiple meanings, or layers of meaning. Moreover, as is common in the realm of religion (take a look back at my post on the word God and Spirit), the word Heaven can be used for different things at different times, even though they use the same word.
Here are some of the ways the word Heaven is used:
As children, we are told that when we die, we go to Heaven. “It’s okay, Johnny, Grandpa is with God now.” We say it to our children in an effort to console, to soothe the pains of loss associated with death. Because it is often heard at such a young age, at such an emotional moment, and is told to us by those that we trust implicitly, it becomes one of the core truths in our mind, one that is sacrosanct, inviolate, one that is unlikely we will ever part with.
Unfortunately, what else did we learn as a byproduct of it? “My Grandpa is no longer with me, he is with God. Therefore, God is not with me, and I am not with God.” So the separation of the individual from God is taught to us at a very young age.
And Jesus said unto them, [...] If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
– Mathew 17:20
The man who walked on water, who commanded the seas and the weather, changed water into wine, and countless other miracles, says to us: You can do it all, too. All you need is Faith.
So what is stopping us from walking on water?
I previously spoke about the various Reiki Attunement methods. I left one out, because as far as I know, I may be the only one that has ever used it…
The Law of Attraction, a.k.a. “The Secret” seems to be extremely popular these days. Over 3.5 million people a month search for it on Google. It gets mentioned (and not always in a positive light) on mainstream media and television. It seems to have a bit of a polarizing effect. For some, the idea resonates. For others, it is a bunch of woo-woo nonsense for the gullible. But for those with even an elementary understanding of psychology, it is a self-evident reality. Continue reading
The typical analogy used to explain what the Reiki Attunement is all about is this: It’s like software being downloaded into the computer of your mind, to tell the computer what you need to do. It’s a decent analogy, but to the average person probably sounds a bit “out there”. But there is no need to explain it in analogies. Here’s what it is. Continue reading
This weekend I attended the Laser Reiki attunement and workshop at the Reiki Ranch in Chehalis, WA. One of the most significant things I learned (or rather, indirectly, was reminded of) was something called Ho’oponopono. Here’s the Wikipedia summary for it:
Hoʻoponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Similar forgiveness practices were performed on islands throughout the South Pacific, including Samoa, Tahiti and New Zealand. Traditionally hoʻoponopono is practiced by healing priests or kahuna lapaʻau among family members of a person who is physically ill. Modern versions are performed within the family by a family elder, or by the individual alone.
It was presented in the form of the story of a therapist in Hawaii who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients without ever seeing a single one. That therapist was Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. A search for hooponopono hew len will let you read the story for yourself.