Clearing Negative Beliefs About Money

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Money is a form of energy.
It is completely neutral.
It has no control over me.
I am in control of how much money I wish to receive.
I am completely calm and at peace when it comes to money.
I am letting go of the belief that I have to do anything I don’t want to do in order to have enough money.
Money comes to me in easy ways, unexpected ways, and for what I truly love doing.
My birthright is to have enough money and do whatever I want with it.
Enough money will cover everything I want to buy.
I will receive enough money in ways that I’ll love.
I am attracting enough money to come to me in ways that I’ll love.

http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Money-is-a-form-of-energy-20130609

Reflection of the Source

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If we look on the Self as the ego then we become the ego,

if as the mind we become the mind,

if as the body we become the body.

It is the thought which builds up sheaths in so many ways.

The shadow on the water is found to be shaking.

Can anyone stop the shaking of the shadow?

If it should cease to shake you would not notice the water but only the light.

Similarly to take no notice of the ego and its activities,

but see only the light behind.

The ego is the I-thought.

The true ‘I’ is the Self.

– Ramana Maharshi

We become whatever we look upon.

We see the shaking.

We see the illusion.

That is the way we know it is a reflection.

Without the shaking,

We see the source,

The light.

We do not see the reflection.

The ego is the reflection.

The true ‘I’ is the light

Eternal Present

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https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/26/alan-watts-hurrying-timing/ “For the perfect accomplishment of any art, you must get this feeling of the eternal present into your bones — for it is the secret of proper timing.” BY MARIA POPOVA Among the...

For the perfect accomplishment of any art, you must get this feeling of the eternal present into your bones — for it is the secret of proper timing. No rush. No dawdle. Just the sense of flowing with the course of events in the same way that you dance to music, neither trying to outpace it nor lagging behind. Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.

~ Alan Watts

Whatever I am doing, that is the process.

This moment, now is what I am doing.

This is the process.

This is now.

The sense of flow.

The grind.

In the zone.

It comes by many descriptions, but it means the same thing.  Total immersion in the moment.  At times of heightened adrenaline, we are pushed into the moment, but this can be achieved with any activity.  Me writing this is me coming into connection with the steam and putting thoughts into actions into keystrokes into words on the screen.  To be totally present is to be totally present in every moment without loss of the flow.  This can be done.  This is what Alan describes.

I have said it before, but I consider him the closest thing to my guru.  He isn’t alive, but his words still speak to me.  I mean, couldn’t a guru transcend death? The appeal of a live spiritual guru is one that can affirm or challenge me.

Bank of America Keeps You in Debt

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I don’t usually write personal posts.  Well, at leasts posts about my personal life, but I want to post something here to draw attention to it.

I have been trying to right my credit wrongs over the past few months.  One of my credit cards had a balance that I missed, and so I was charged late fees.  These late fees surmounted to more than $500.  I finally saw the notice from Bank of America, and I contacted them to see if they would refund some of the fees since I was trying to pay off my debt. They said that they could not do this because it was more than 2 payments missed.

I complained at how this was ridiculous to forgive within a 2 month time frame, but not longer.  I am trying to make good here.  The representative offered up a payment plan to get the credit in the good.  With the plan she offered, I would still accrue late fees because it was under the minimum due that month.  So with the plan I actually accrue more debt.  WTF?

I opt to pay the current minimum due since I have some free savings.  It is not ideal, but better than getting deeper.  At no point did the rep offer up a plan to reduce my debt.  The plan was to help me out by increasing my debt to them.

Forward a couple weeks… I decide that I want to setup automatic payments so that I don’t miss any more.  I do that and then I use the chat feature on the site to ask to close the account.  The rep is really slow in responding to me.  She tells me that the account is already closed.  I tell her that it does not show on my screen that the account is closed.

“Oh, after the next billing cycle you will no longer be able to access the account”

“So, how do I may payments?”

“You will have to call Bank of America at …”

Seriously?  How about some ethical banking?

It is my top priority to pay off that card, and never do business with Bank of America again.

I know that I should have done a better job at watching my cards and not getting to this point, but I am trying to right my wrong.  Bank of America did nothing to help that.

Shame on them.

http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Money-is-a-form-of-energy-20130609

I’m trying to get control of my finances.  I think that I must do that before I can open myself up to abundance.  Not worrying about money is the goal.  To do this I must put my debt into a payment plan by consolidating my and not adding to them.  I must have a strict, but reasonable monthly budget.  And I need savings to cover monthly fluctuations.

Once I stop worrying about it, I stop fearing it.  Once I stop fearing it, it stops controlling me.

Clearing Negative Beliefs About Money

Money is a form of energy.
It is completely neutral.
It has no control over me.

I am in control of how much money I wish to receive.

I am completely calm and at peace when it comes to money.

I am letting go of the belief that I have to do anything I don’t want to do in order to have enough money.

Money comes to me in easy ways, unexpected ways, and for what I truly love doing.

My birthright is to have enough money and do whatever I want with it.

Enough money will cover everything I want to buy.

I will receive enough money in ways that I’ll love.

I am attracting enough money to come to me in ways that I’ll love.

 

It’s Never Too Late

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It is never too late to go for it.  A moment, and an opportunity pass.  Instead of regretting something missed, prepare for the next time.  Be ready.  Do what feels right.

It is never too late, until it is.

There is something finite in it all.  But even then, with regret, I have to believe that there is something that will make it right.

It may seem that it could be done quicker, with less repetition,,but it still gets done the same.

If I have regrets, those regrets will eventually, always, go away.

One way.

Or another

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/26/alan-watts-hurrying-timing/ “For the perfect accomplishment of any art, you must get this feeling of the eternal present into your bones — for it is the secret of proper timing.” BY MARIA POPOVA Among the...

For the perfect accomplishment of any art, you must get this feeling of the eternal present into your bones — for it is the secret of proper timing. No rush. No dawdle. Just the sense of flowing with the course of events in the same way that you dance to music, neither trying to outpace it nor lagging behind. Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.

~ Alan Watts

Whatever I am doing, that is the process.

This moment, now is what I am doing.

This is the process.

This is now.

If we look on the Self as the ego then we become the ego,

if as the mind we become the mind,

if as the body we become the body.

It is the thought which builds up sheaths in so many ways.

The shadow on the water is found to be shaking.

Can anyone stop the shaking of the shadow?

If it should cease to shake you would not notice the water but only the light.

Similarly to take no notice of the ego and its activities,

but see only the light behind.

The ego is the I-thought.

The true ‘I’ is the Self.

– Ramana Maharshi

We become whatever we look upon.

We see the shaking.

We see the illusion.

That is the way we know it is a reflection.

Without the shaking,

We see the source,

The light.

We do not see the reflection.

The ego is the reflection.

The true ‘I’ is the light

There are no others.

Just our thoughts about others.

Echoing and reflecting

There is no thought, other than our own.

The Value of Life

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I don’t know what happens when I die

I don’t know from direct experience

I don’t know anyone that has died and told me about it

I don’t know heaven

or hell

or any other worlds

other than what is in front of me
.

If you want to know the value of life, just know it is a brief happening

  • Sadhguru

Awakening

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Awakening

Awareness

Enlightenment

These are words that only hold the meaning that we provide to them

 

Consciousness and the world

Mind and body

Thought and form

 

Form does not give rise to consciousness

Does consciousness give rise to form?

 

Conscious should drive and create the world.  The world does not create consciousness. – Sadhguru

 

Thought projects form

Thought perceives form

Thought gives rise to the physical interpretation

But does thought hit against something to realize form?

 

Interpretation must have something to interpret

Perception must have something to perceive

Or is it just banging against itself?

Thought perceives/interprets thought

And gives rise to form

 

Consider this: in our everyday state of consciousness, we regard our body to be extremely limited. What’s more, we feel that this body is the major source of all our sufferings — the feelings of pain arise in the body, the fear of illnesses and death are intimately connected to the body, etc. On the other hand, we think bright, encouraging thoughts about our minds, and our imaginative capabilities. Whilst the body is weak, limited and prone to breaking down easily, the mind is sovereign, it is our sanctuary and can give us a glimpse of the victory over our humiliating conditions. Our conscious thoughts seemingly know no bounds — we can fantasize to our hearts content about ideal conditions, distant lands, nice, heartwarming events and circumstances. We can easily imagine pigs with wings — something that’s impossible for the nature itself to accomplish. What can possibly stop our imagination? And look, it’s not only idle daydreaming — all the achievements that the science, technology, art and philosophy can boast of, all have their origin in our imagination.

Well, the experience of Enlightenment changes all that. Strictly speaking, it turns things on their heads. Upon opening our mind’s eye, we see that it is our conscious mind that is extremely limited, feeble, and prone to easily break down. Our body, which we have despised so much, turns out to be the wondrous limitless reality — we can go anywhere, climb any mountain and hill. Our body enables us to truly live.

How to Recognize Enlightenment – Alex Bunard via The Wanderling

 

Is it a misconception that our thoughts are limitless

and our bodies limited?

Though the body we have the ability to achieve our dreams

And move through the physical world

The body is the tool

The linkage between thought and physical

Between dreams and reality

 

But is consciousness any of this?

Is it body (form)?

Or mind (thought)?

Or is it the awareness?

 

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A viewing of both melded together

Does it make anything possible or is it the witness

Through which everything is observed?

 

 


This post is a late entry to A SELECTION OF TRUE AWAKENING EXPERIENCES PART II, and a follow-up to My Awakening Experience and Moving Forward.  My apologies for the late entry Barb, I was travelling.  I understand if I have missed the deadline.

 

 

Easter Bunny, Karmic Burden, What Happens in Vegas and Being Alone

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“When sitting alone with the mind we are sitting alone with the universe. When alone we cannot deny that everything that we are experiencing is only something that we will experience. This is something absolutely unique that will never be repeated again.”

I say some good stuff some times. You just have to weed through the crap.

Middle Pane

Yesterday in the car the kids were talking about going swimming on Sunday.  My oldest said that a lot of people go to church on Sunday, and my wife said that Catholics go on Saturday night for mass.  He then asks what is a Catholic, to which my wife replies “it is a form of religion”.   And then what is religion, and she says it is what you believe.  He doesn’t miss a beat and says “Well I believe in Santa, and the Easter Bunny.”   And it go me thinking, why isn’t there a church for Santa and the Easter Bunny?  We place them on such pedestals during the holidays and we encourage children to believe in them.  It is funny that there isn’t a full blow church dedicated to this.  Then I thought about our shopping malls.  The trees we erect, the rituals that we go through…

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