September 2023

Let's Take a Ride On the Wobbly Rock

Let's Take a Ride on the Wobbly Rock
Let’s Take a Ride on the Wobbly Rock
Welcome back, my friends
To the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside

There behind a glass
Stands a real blade of grass
Be careful as you pass
Move along! Move along
Come inside, the show's about to start
Guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you'll get your money's worth
The greatest show in Heaven, Hell, or Earth
-Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Karn Evil 9
This looks compelling, let’s give this ride a shot.
We’re in the show, but we forgot that we are on a ride. What a ride it is, huh? Immersive, compelling, emotional, beautiful, painful, fun, cringing, so good, we decided to forget who we are to have the privilege to experience earth.
To our Higher Self perspective, there’s are a lot of experience to take in, grow, rediscover ourselves in a new way and add love/light to the frequency of the conciousness on this planet.
Well it's a strange old game - you learn it slow
One step forward and it's back to go
You're standing on the throttle
You're standing on the brakes
In the groove 'til you make a mistake
Sometimes you're the windshield
Sometimes you're the bug
Sometimes it all comes together baby
Sometimes you're a fool in love
Sometimes you're the Louisville slugger
Sometimes you're the ball
Sometimes it all comes together baby
Sometimes you're going lose it all
-Mark Knopfler, The Bug
Now we are here on Earth and we forgot who we are. It’s really crazy here, this duality way of mindset that broadcast’s what’s happening on our daily life.  Experiencing being the ball multiple times in a row can really sink a good time ship.
But then we gather that there’s just got to be more to life than this, right.  And that’s our cue.  That little inclination there has to be more.  Maybe we ask. We ask to who ever might be listening to us. We position God or Jesus/Jeshua or Buddha or our guides or our Higher Self to hear us and let us know, just what’s up here.  Whoever hears us knows the ego/distortion on this planet is so thick and immersive they gladly give you all you can take at the time of asking and are always at your beck and call.  The more you want to know, the more they will give you.  Be ready to have your ego/distortion sense of the world rocked.  Be open to Truth.
Help Yourself Awaken
To help facilitate this opening to Truth is to be aware of the Awareness within.  We always have our focus on something.  Either we are working on something, or we are in what I call idle mode, where the mind has nothing to do so it goes to the original social media outlet, the thought stream.  We mistakenly think this thought streams ‘my thoughts’.  Look at the thought stream like Facebook. Facebook has algorithms focused on what we seem to like and sends more of that to us.  For example, I belong to a Weber Charcoal Grilling group on Facebook.  It’s taught me a lot of new grilling techniques and it’s appreciated.  Facebook has also found out that I have lower back pain through search engines that sell our data.  Now I get targeted ads on that issue along with ads for grilling accessories. And it just keeps on coming.  Is Facebook me? Of course not. Now look at that thought stream.  Just where the heck does it come from?  You got me, but I sure didn’t ask for it or put it there.  It is an integral part of the earth ego distortion complex.  It’s great for concentrated work like writing this article or concentrated fun where the mind needs engagement, but in idle mode, the stuff the thought stream serves up can be pure garbage.  The thought stream seems to pull from beliefs and fears. We’ve given our mind the job of seeking out freedom from pain. So, the mind looks out for freedom from pain. The thought stream then, having access to your belief system, gives you a constant feed.  We have a belief of what the perfect body type is, we look in the mirror, the thought system goes, ‘oh way to fat’ and a grimace happens.  Pure garbage from the thought system.  An acknowledgement of this can be very helpful as we don’t need the thought system.

Stay Tuned (copy)
Tune In to the Power of Awareness
A powerful way is to put our awareness outside of the mind in idle mode.  Use your body as a home for awareness.  Feel your feet as you walk.  Feel the breeze on your face. Be aware when you bring that cup of coffee to your lips.  It was automatic before as my mind signaled coffee and I drank it.  How does that happen?  So, I reach for the coffee, feel the muscles in my neck as I turn my head. I feel my arm reach out and a hand, (my hand?) touches and grabs the coffee cup handle and I feel the weight of the cup.  I bring the cup and put it to (my?) lips and pour coffee carefully and put the mug back down.  Geez, I do that automatically every day, but I never notice the interaction, that is unless I spill. Using Awareness to pull yourself from the thought system can be helpful, but like social media, the thought system’s algorithm is tight and knows your belief system so well it can be more entertaining or all-encompassing it seems.  Using Awareness directionally takes practice and discipline.  You really must want to wake up from the dream of the ego system. 
Using Awareness to look at the thought stream and see how your beliefs effect you can be helpful in instances that really pull you emotionally.  Looking at the triggers and seeing what causes them can be beneficial.  Understanding that thoughts aren’t true and are stories is life changing.  Letting the thought system slowly go to low chatter mode can dissipate the effect of the thought system.  Using social media, what’s best, stop using it, use it with discipline or just let it use us?  Just like social media, you can do the same with the thought system.
Awareness of Essence
You still have who you really are with you at all times.  This Essence/Presence is taking in the earth experience.  Essence is felt as the shimmering presence of your being. It’s ‘The You’ having this experience. The You is in quotes as the ego-self is not this You, but is beyond an ego-self definition.  This Presence can be felt by sitting quietly and bring aware of your body as a whole.  A shimmering can be felt.  It may take practice.  One way to practice is to take multiple times of your day and place awareness away from thoughts and into your body.  Be aware of your hands, be aware of moving through space.  Keep awareness outside of thoughts when possible.  This Presence has joy for this experience.  When I was first practicing (and I still am) being aware of presence, as I awoke one morning I went to Presence first thing, I received a quick download.  The download was this ‘we love it here’.  I could feel the joy of this crazy earth experience.  Just like anyone else here on this crazy wobbly rock, I have physical ailments, working through beliefs that hinder growth and yet the joy Presence feels for this experience can come through on a moment-to-moment basis.  Joy is here always, just tune that awareness dial to Presence.
Who you are is someone who asked to be dropped off on earth so you could do something remarkable, something that matters to you, which you could not do anywhere, anywhen else.
-Messiah’s Handbook, Reminders for the Advanced Soul
I’m sitting on our screened in porch this morning, a soft breeze comes through and there are two crows cawing to each other. I put my Awareness on this and can feel the joy and Oneness.
There’s always more, I hope you’ll stay tuned. 

Some helpful books
Embracing the Now by Gina Lake
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
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