I was joking around with My GirlFriend the other day, in regards to Her posting a video on facebook. It was a video of a Young Girl stating Affirmations to Her Self in the mirror, however before I watched the video, My GirlFriend (Amanda) asked Me if I had watched the video She had posted a little while back on Her profile? Jokingly I said “No”, and Her response was “Why not?”, I responded with “Cause You are not a Guru, so You know no thing about Affirmations!”. She laughed and said to Me “And what, You think You are a Guru?!”. I pondered about it for a couple of seconds, and replied “No”, and “I never wish to Be one”. I did watch the video, and it was rather Cute!
However, I got thinking the next day in regards to what I said to Amanda about Guru’s. And it dawned on Me, that No one knows it all! I agree, that We are Thriving to know all. Think about that for a moment… Imagine knowing every thing? It may Be boring because there is nothing else to Learn, You may not even Be here if You knew it all, because in Essence You then would Be a God! I Do Believe We are Creators/Gods in Our Own ways, and I also Believe We Choose to Learn all through contrast/duality.
Another thing that got My attention was, all that has ever been written or told from the past is opinion! And in many cases, opinion written on opinion and opinion… Now I Am not discrediting any thing taught to Us from the past, I Am only stating what I notice in My immediate Experience. Every thing ever told to Us by any one, We already know! If You completely shut the chatter off in Your mind (Release the ego, so to speak), then You will notice a connection to Infinite True Knowledge! Some of Us tap into it frequently, others less often, it is based upon how big a ego You Have.
I find a Calming in not knowing it all, for I know that is one of the many purposes Us Beings Have Chosen, in order to Live this Wonderful Human Experience! 🙂
I looked up the word ego in a Latin dictionary, it means “I, Self”. I found this rather interesting, for the Simple reason that it is Our ego that separates Us from Our True Self.
I Have come to the conclusion that the ‘Ego is hell on Earth for Human Beings’. Think of a moment where Your ego has not got in the way of You Desiring to Do some thing?
Most, if not all of Us are Governed by Our ego. For example, go out in public naked, without hesitating. First of all Your ego will keep You from it in several ways.
1) Do I look Good enough?
2) What will others think?
3) Will I get arrested?
4) It is too cold? etc…
Some People are Able to Do the specific’s noted above, Simply because they are in control of their ego! Some may say “They are Simply vain”. That is possibly True about their appearance, however they may also Have full control of their ego, and not heed to it.
I Am currently reading a book with processes known as TROM(The Resolution Of Mind) by Dennis H. Stephens. So far I have only read up to Level one, and Have not proceeded to Do any of the processes yet. There is a Great level of warning before Doing the processes of this book. It is stated that if not done properly You can end up in a straight jacket, locked away from the rest of the World.
So far the book is very intriguing and I Will Do the processes when I Am ready. The True Purpose of the processes in this book is to gain control of Your ego/mind.
Below is a link for a copy of the book TROM.
The other day My GirlFriend Amanda found a passed on Pigeon on Our balcony. It was in a cuddled up position as though it just sat there to calmly pass away. It inspired Me to think, that the Form was there but the Life was gone. I came to the conclusion that all that is in Our Experiences is borrowed. Think of any thing that is ‘not’ borrowed in essence?
This applies to every thing! From the form, to the formless. It is very settling to know that when We are done here with this Experience, every thing We have accumulated stays behind as We Simply move on. It’s funny how majority of Our society is all about owning this and that, but in fact every thing is only borrowed.
You can Now relax at trying to own every thing in Your Experience, it will relieve a lot of unnecessary stress You may have in regards to this mission. When You relinquish to not owning any thing, then no thing can Be ever taken from You, for You are Simply borrowing it. These are Easy words to write and say, but is it Easy to Do. When You make it habitual, it becomes Easy. Just like any thing, once it You get use to Doing it, then it is Easy and Simple.
I remember a line from a song by ‘The Bouncing Souls’ called ‘New Day’. It goes “I say live for today, Cuz everything you have is just borrowed!”. So I know I Am not the only one who knows this 🙂
This came to Me the other day, and I was wondering is this even possible any more? ‘Being Original’ that is. I pondered it for a bit, and realized that “Yes it is!”. We are all ‘Being Original’ in every moment, even when some one believes “You copied that from some one else!”.
Take for example Me doing this website, it has and is Being done all over the World as You read this. But what makes it Original is it is coming from Me! I Am unique, as are You, and any one else for that matter. No thing can be copied or duplicated exactly, EVER!!! This is rather powerful, just when You may have thought every thing has been done, You can be rest assured that it never has or ever will be.
You may try and find things that contradict these statements, and that is fine. It is virtually impossible to have a exact moment happen, again, and again, and so forth… That in truth is calming to Me. It means We are always growing! And I do not know about You, but I feel growth is better than it’s polar opposites.
So what is the point of this article, well in the past I was rather frustrated with many people re-quoting what people had said in the past, and thought to My Self, the person who is currently re-quoting does not fully know if the so called ‘Original’ quote is word for word. And there is no way of verifying this, for every thing in the past that is recorded is done from memory, and if You may not know memory is never exact due to the fact each one of Us perceive things truly different! The way I see or think some thing, will always be different than the way You see or think it. And We will never know how any one sees or thinks some thing because it is ultimately unique to You only.
So next time some one says “Be Original!”, You can think to Your Self “I Am!” 🙂
It dawned on Me a short while back, that animals(non-human) are teaching Us a lot We might not be aware of. If You have observed any animals, they do not have a ego. For example a dog will not seek revenge on You if You accidentally misplaced it’s favorite toy some where. Also have You noticed animals are naked, and not ashamed of it!
Next time You are near a animal, focus on it’s breathing, You will notice they breathe with a consistent rhythm, that have very brief pauses between inhale and exhale. My interpretation on this is because they are completely anchored to nature, completely operating in the present moment always. Now You give it a go. Find a quiet place, sit with Your back in a straight upright position on preferably a chair. Plant Your feet on the floor in front of You, with Your hands gently rested on Your lap. Once You are comfortable, and no thing will disturb You, for about 10-15 minutes breathe in and out through Your nose only. Breathe loud enough so You can hear it, and keep it consistent with very brief pauses between inhale and exhale. Now the whole point of this exercise is NOT to meditate, but to stay fully present with the experience. For a while it may be difficult to do this exercise for 10-15 minutes, but with practice it will get easier. It is recommend You do this once in the morn, and once in the eve. Your first time doing this may feel a bit awkward, that is why it is very important You do this by Your Self. No one has to know why or when You do these, it is some thing that is for You and only You. It is a way to get connected back to nature, with out leaving Your body, like what most meditations get You to do.
What You may notice while doing this exercise, is thoughts will come up, such as “I can be doing more important things than this!”, or “This is ridiculous!”. That will be Your ego communicating with You. The best advice I can give You when this happens is, do not try and force these thoughts away, simply allow them to come up, and be aware of them. Eventually they will pass, and You will notice more pleasant thoughts in Your mind.
I have two cat’s. One is about 7 years old, and the other about 2 years old. Cats are easy to notice the connectedness they have with nature. When they purr, it is bliss to them. They breathe as I wrote about above. And as most of You already know, they are able to relax for many hours a day. Some thing I know a lot of Us could benefit from doing as often as possible too.
As some of You may know I was arrested on the 23 of November 2009 at approximately 2000 hrs for Obstruction of Justice. The whole situation started with officers pulling Me over in regards to her judgment on Me supposedly running a red light. I knew from when I use to volunteer at one of Edmonton’s police stations for 3 years that You do not argue with a statute enforcement officer, so I simply stated My perspective. Where this gets interesting is when I was asked for My documents, I replied “I will once You show Me Your documents?”. This did not go over well with the already irate officer, she proceeded to laugh and use a few swear words. She then walked away, and came back a while later asking Me again for My documents, I replied “Not until I see Yours”. She then in anger stated as she was walking away,Â¬â€ I was getting numerous tickets, and My truck impounded.
The other officer came over and asked what was the issue, I asked him for proof of identification as well, he flashed his badge, but as the light was poor I was unable to see any info. I simply requested a business card with a name and badge number, for I knew many officers carried these, to which I told him that I had in the past volunteered at the west division station. He then asked Me to step out of the truck, I responded “Why?”, he said “Obstruction of Justice!”. I asked how so, he proceeded to try and open My truck door, it was locked, My window was down, so he reached inside and opened the door. He then grabbed My arm and pulled Me out of My automobile. The other officer ran over to aid her fellow man by placing Me on the ground firstly handcuffing My left wrist then after punching My kidneys several times they had My other wrist to finish the restraint. While the altercation was going on I was yelling “RELAX, RELAX…”.
After thus forward I went silent, because I know once You have been placed under arrest any thing You do and/or say may and will be used against You in a court of law. This did not go over well with them at all, once they had all My belongings from My pockets and placed Me in the back seat of their squad car, they continued to banter profanity about, and/or at Me to try and get Me to react. They asked Me various questions to who I was, from do You under stand the charges against You. Mixed into the questions was “You never f-ing volunteered with Us”, and “They should have never allowed f-ing idiots like You to volunteer”, You get the picture, they I under stood their tactics rather early, they were simply trying to get Me to react, to which then they would have some thing to charge Me with, cause at the moment they only had an obstruction of justice charge. They waited for the tow truck they had called earlier, and after searching My truck, We then proceeded to the north division station.
At the station I dealt with mostly the male officer, to which he actually was a nice individual. I figured because he was not around the other senior officer, cause I noticed when she was around he would go back into serious mode, and he would whisper to Me what I could do to help My Self out in this situation. I genuinely fealt simpathy for this officer, cause he was young and sincere to what he was doing. It was the stubborn, and jaded views of the other officer that was teaching him to be like her. Then again this is My opinion
I was treated rather well at the station. Even though I had My mug shot and finger prints taken. I received 4 traffic tickets totaling $1000, and an obstruction of justice charge to which I Am to appear in court January 5, 2010. I Am not judging the officers for what had happened, I simply accept and forgive what transpired that evening. I wish not pursue having them suspended, for that does not solve any thing. That will just jade them even further. What ever the female officer has going on in her mind is torture enough, and I wish her luck on working out her issues. The male officer has a genuine caring nature about him, and I hope he keeps it strong throughout his Life!
I will deal with this situation as it comes moment to moment, it is a learning experience for Me. I have great intentions, and I know the out come will be good either way. The point of this situation described in this article is that no matter what, always question every thing, for every moment is different, and growth comes from change. I did leave out some small details from this event, for a lot went on in the three and half hours it happened, but the important info I feel is written above.If You wish to know more email Me, and I will gladly tell You what You desire to know.
I have forgiven but will never forget 🙂
Read this article posted by CTV News | http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/edmonton-driver-warns-of-police-impersonator-1.953684
This is rather interesting, as I was pulled over, then arrested for “Obstruction of Justice” back on:
23 of November, 2009
For requesting ID from a so-called Police Officer.
I went to court, and in the end was put on probation for a year, with community service.
So I hope, ALL the Police Officers, and Peace Officers know that Civilians are ALLOWED to request ID from them.
What to say about “death”? I know We all experience the loss of some one, or some thing in some form, or another. I also know that We will have it happen to Us some day. My question is “why is death so mis under stood?” What I mean by that is, why do a lot of Us know so little about this inevitable event? I believe it has to do with Our choice to ignore it, and the lack of information on it.
A lot of Us are scared of death. Being scared is usually based upon the belief of uncertainty. In order to release that fear, You can choose to educate Your Self about it, or choose not to believe it at all. I remember reading a quote that stated “Die before You die!”, meaning imagine Your death and all that proceeds it. The reason, I believe they say to do this, is so You can try, and become more familiar with death, and embrace the fact that it will happen.
I have in the last 4 years known quite a number of close people passing on. It seems to come in waves, I had never experienced the loss of any thing except a pet, up until four years back. I guess You could say I have been fortunate to not have experienced this, Although I have mixed emotions on this. Reason being is, I wish not have any one close, or any one for that matter die, but that is a egotistical thing to think. Really it is Me, having a hard time allowing that person to move on, to where ever it is We go after death.
I Am becoming more and more at ease with the process of people around Me passing. You may think, “Matt, that is a insensitive thing to think!” I use to think that as well, but over time, and as more and more people around Me pass on. I have come to realize it is just Me being Selfish in thinking they have to stay around for Me. Really think about that, it is Us that get upset when others pass away. And I believe it is perfectly normal and fine, We are Beings of habits and routines, and when those habits, routines are changed not by choice, We tend to get rather upset about it. But there are people that continue to dwell on the fact that others have left them, or some thing took them away from them. The reason for this article is not to judge and/or insult how You go about Your grieving, and/or how long it takes to grieve, but to provide You awareness of how We are before, during and after the process of death.
I miss those who use to be around Me, and at the same time admire where they have journeyed to. For one day, I to will be there, but now I know, I Am no longer afraid for it to happen.
I have under stood this for some time now, I Am choosing to share what I know. There are two sides to ‘Higher Powers’, 1) Invisible Source of Energy 2) People of assumptive importance
Lets start with the first one ‘Invisible Source of Energy’. We all know there are things out there that We can and can not see as energy, take electricity for instance, We all know it exists, but can not physically see it! This goes for a lot of things. But I wish not elaborate on those, for there are too many things to write about here.
Second, ‘People of assumptive importance’. This is simple really. What do some consider “important”? Some one with lots of money? Some one with lots of education? Some one who has many followers?… I agree to the last statement, but only in the context of how it ‘debilitates’ You as a free thinker. What I mean is why do they supposedly have power? Because You “Believe they do!”. Once You stop focusing on what does not empower You, then You realize the importance of who You are truly! I do not mean that in a egotistical context, but more a inward acknowledgment of pure Self. This can be implemented into all aspects of Your existence.
I stopped reading the news papers, watching tv, looking at fear mongering websites… You get the picture. Some will say “Matt, but what You are doing is embracing ignorance!”. I dis-agree with that whole heartedly! I know the problems of the World. I agree, I do not know specifically all the problems of the World, and I agree that one does not require to, in order to under standÂ¬â€ that if We stopped making every problem a personal issue, then the collective issues made from the personal issue will seize to exist entirely! And that is what it is all about, taking full responsibility for all that goes on in Your experience. Guilt is based on this fully. To plead “not-guilty” is to plead “not-responsible”. Guilt is not a bad word, as is a lot of words We assume have negative connotations wrapped around them.
Complexity is a man-made thing, I believe every thing is simple. We tend to label this and label that, classify this and classify that, but when You get down to it all, every thing simply just is as it is. No fancy explanations. How do You think nature thrives as it does, I can tell You with certaintyÂ¬â€ it is simple and does not have a ego to get in the way of what it does best. Nature is connected to a infinite source, as is every thing else, As Human Beings We have dis-connected Our Selves from nature, and source. It is unfortunate, because I believe nature knows best, look at how no matter what has happened over the many millions of years on this planet, it has still managed to survive with out technology, knowledge, ego, nuclear bombs… I trust nature, it will always know best. Just observe it, and You will see what I mean.
Assuming is one thing I have learned recently, that it does not serve well in any regards. It is always best to ask questions to change that assumption into a fact, and that can be some what dangerous as well for facts are perceived differently from person to person. So use that advice with caution. Assuming is a difficult habit to break, but like all habits if You persist at changing them for the better, it will soon become common place just like the habit You replaced. ‘They’ say it takes “30 days to change a habit”, but I believe with more advanced methods, You can achieve faster results.
So to conclude, if You focus Your energy on those You assume are powerful, then You are correct in thinking they are powerful! But only to You. To assume they are powerful to others, is false in so many ways as explained above. Focus on what serves You well, remembering not to harm any one and any thing else in the process!
I know a lot of You have either read, heard, or seen on TV that there is a “Global Recession” going on. What I Am going to tell You next either will shock You or cause You to exit this page. All recessions ever experienced are personal! Let Me clarify that, every recession ever endured has been isolated only to You personally! Think about that for a minute or more, and then continue reading this post…
Now lets elaborate on that last statement I previously told You. A recession personal to You, “how is that possible?” You say. Well it is quite simple really, You believe what others are telling You to be true! Do You think extremely wealthy people do what others tell them to do? The answer is “No”! If it were the opposite, then they would be like the average person. Trust Me the wealthy make more money during so called “Global Recessions” than any other time, reason being is while every One is being scared on where they will get their next dollar, they(the wealthy) are planning and buying their next venture to sell to You!
Sure there are up and downs on how much wealth is going around, but the key word in that statement is “going around”. Money is still flowing, just not to the Ones believing there is a recession. Take Me for instance, I refuse to read the papers, watch the news(TV for that matter) and do My bsst to not partake in gossip. So to Me there is absolutely what ever I desire to believe in My life. The phrase I love to use for all this is “Care but do not Care”, which means I Care, but do not Care about the things that are trivial. I Am a very responsible Human Being, and have great pride in “not” adding to the Collective Social Mess Humans have and still create moment to moment. I know the World is improving, and Am seeing drastic changes for the better. I have complete faith Humans will come out on top, and never look back!
I will be writing a post in the future about how Our “Beliefs are Perception Filters”, and how You can go about changing Your debilitating beliefs easily!
When thinking back to when and what motivated Me on all this Spiritual drive (and what I mean by this is a “non-religious view” of how We experience Our lives!).
I Have read this book that is Simple and to the point “The Freedom of Choice” by Tom Chalko. The book catapulted Me to where I Am today, and still read it from time to time, in order to re-ignite that spark I felt when I first read it!
Below is a link to where You can download the book for free, or You may purchase it!
Book(s) Download Site
Tom Chalko also has many other books to read as well. I highly recommend “Thiaoouba Prophecy” by Michel Desmarquet, do not be put off by the title, it is a Awesome read!