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Responsibility=Freedom

This was brought to My attention the other day. And it just dawned on Me as True right now! If We all were Responsible for every thing We did, then there would Be no requirement for government, police, military… You get the picture.

This concept is Easy to grasp, when You realize most problems/issues stem from lack of Responsibility.

For example, when You point blame on some one, or some thing You Chose to Do. Really Think about that, You Have a Choice in every thing You Do, say, and Think. No one forces You to Do, say, and Think any thing. You are in control, but then You will Think of a million scenarios to contradict those statements. Those are excuses, and those excuses stem from the avoidance of Responsibility.

Now You know why We Have government, We lack Responsibility, To Self-Govern is a Choice many of Us avoid. You may say “What about the People that Choose to cause chaos?”, well I can almost guarantee they were possibly raised to be very dependent on others to Do things for them, and point blame. I Am not blaming any Parents for raising their Children to Be non-Responsible(To Be Honest You Can not Teach that, You need to Discover it Your Self), because they were raised that way as well, and so on… I was that way too in the past, always blaming stuff outside of Me for any thing that went on in My Life. But for a while now, I have Chosen to Be fully Responsible for all of My actions, speaking, and Thoughts. And I can tell You with Confidence that My Life is much Better for Doing so. At first it took some time getting use to the whole concept, but after I made it a habit, and routine, it is common place with Me.

It’s funny, I scraped My truck bumper on the pillar in Our parkade on Thanksgiving day, I was bummed out about it at first, but I did not blame any thing or any one else for My mishap. I Thought about the whole incident in My Mind, and how I could Have blamed the Person who parks beside Me for possibly parking too close to My stall, causing Me to turn wider than usual, or I could have blamed the pillar for being in a stupid spot! There are a million excuses I could Think of, but what Good does it Do. It still happened, and I was the one Responsible for it.Truly, if I had not been out operating My truck, then it would have never happened. Making Me fully Responsible for the incident. I Am completely fine with it.

It is Calming to realize that You are in control of Your Experiences. When You start Being Responsible for every thing in Your Life, then You are Truly Free!

That is Freedom!

Enjoy!

The Shift

I receive these emails from Owen Waters from time to time, below is one I fully under stand and enjoy!

Maslow Predicted The Shift
by Owen Waters

Abraham Maslow (1908-70) was a psychologist who became famous
for his hierarchy of human needs. When he developed his theory
in the 1950s, he predicted the transformation of humanity
into a realm of spiritual transcendence, but he had no idea
just how soon this would develop into a major movement.

Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs shows that basic human needs
have to be fulfilled before people can attend to higher needs
and values.

First, the basic physiological needs of food and shelter must
be catered for in order to ensure survival.

Second, once food and shelter are obtained, safety and
security must be achieved.

Third, acceptance by others is sought, in both the social and
romantic senses. To fulfill this ‘belonging’ need, people
become part of a group, a tribe, an extended family or a
community.

When these deficiency, or outer-directed, needs are
satisfied, then the individual works to acquire self-respect.
Recognition by others produces self-esteem.

Once the outer needs are fulfilled, the inner-directed need
for self-actualization comes into play. To self-actualize
means to become the best you personally can be.
Self-actualized people include those who have achieved
material abundance, and also those who, as a decision of
personal power, have chosen simplicity over the pursuit
of further abundance. At some point, when a person says
“That’s enough” to the endless pursuit of additional
financial security, then they become free to accomplish
anything that inspires their inner joy the most.

Self-actualization is achieved after the individual ceases to
have deference to hierarchical authority, and instead matures
into the ability to make their own rules of personal
responsibility. Personal responsibility is always more
powerful and effective than any system of imposed rules.
For example, you can threaten to punish someone if they
steal and hope that the threat works. But, a self-responsible
person simply wouldn’t steal because they would feel empathy
for the loss that a would-be victim would feel. They simply
wouldn’t have the heart to do such a thing to another person.

It’s a matter of increased maturity. When a person abandons
the impositions of external authority and becomes their own,
self-directed authority, then they become far more
functional in the world. This is, in fact, a higher state
of consciousness, one which provides a higher vista of
awareness. From this expanded vista, they see clearly how
they as an individual can best serve humanity.

In this state of awareness, the person acquires the ability
to think and analyze situations independently. As a result,
new and creative solutions spring to mind. They have enough
self-esteem to be able to clearly see their own needs,
skills, strengths and weaknesses, and from that they see
where they can best be of service to humanity.

Once basic needs are fulfilled, the next values to require
attention relate to being. The first of these being-values
is self-actualization, which is the instinctual need of a
human to make the most of their unique abilities.

Above that, Maslow placed transcendence, which he considered
a spiritual value. Traditional universities typically presume
that spiritual matters are beyond the understanding of their
students, so they present the Maslow hierarchy of human needs
differently. They present it with self-actualization as the
ultimate human goal, and omit the transcendence stage beyond
that.

The being-values of self-actualization and transcendence are
the higher, more beautiful aspects of human consciousness.
They include unconditional love, altruism, inner joy, a love
of nature, the development of intuition (in males as well as
females), idealism, and a sense of wisdom which springs from
within. These skills develop the right-brain functions of
creativity and intuition.

In the 1950s, Maslow believed that only 2% of the population
had achieved self-actualization. The mid-1960s changed all
that when masses of people began the search for the higher
values, such as unconditional love and spiritual wisdom.
Today, that core group of progressive society has blossomed
from 2% to over 20%, and is climbing every year.

The Shift is not a temporary by-product of the baby boom
generation, or any other generation of modern society.
It is not a passing fad. It is not going away. It is a
cosmic pressure that is unfolding and relentlessly
increasing the frequency of all consciousness upon the
planet.

It is a part of the plan of Infinite Being that we progress
to the next stage of conscious human achievement. The Shift
is, to put it simply, the most wonderful transformation in
recorded history. This is where humanity gets to build,
literally, Heaven on Earth.

*If you enjoyed today’s article, forward it to a friend!
They will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

This article was written by Owen Waters, author of
“The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness”

Enjoy!

Simplicity

I just watched this movie titled ‘Oh Canada’. It is a comical view of how Canada and the rest of the Planet is complex with its monetary system, governments, constitutions, etc… In the past I would have eaten these views up, but I have realized that every thing in Life is simple. We create complexity, really think about this… Look at some of what We call “advanced and complex”, for example building a rocket. You may say building a rocket is complex, but have You noticed any thing complex has been engineered by many people in a collective manner. One simple thought combined with many other simple thoughts will create a collective of complexity(namely one complex idea from many simple sources). So Our rocket, We have many engineers with some thing to contribute to the final result. This holds true for every thing else! Every thing is simple when broken down to its main components. The most simple You can get is “Every thing is Energy”. Every thing vibrates, that is how We may see some thing, hear some thing, touch some thing, and so forth…

We have been taught to think most stuff is complex and You require a advanced education to under stand or create stuff. Well I have a what You would call a basic education, and I under stand quite a lot. We all know the answers to every thing, We just have been choosing to think We do not. If You take the time to relax and clear Your mind when presented with a issue, You will be truly amazed at how You will eventually come up with the solution. I have done a experiment time and time again, to see if that last statement is true. You may do this as well, lay out in front of You a space to place categories of what ever You like. For example Person, Place, Object, Food… Now write down on pieces of paper things that would go into these categories, make at least 50 pieces of paper with various names. Now get a clock, or stop watch to time Your results. What You are going to do is mix the pieces of paper up, and when You are ready place each piece of paper in the above categories. Do it as fast as You can, and mark down the time it took You to do so. Now, go for a walk, read a book, eat a snack, simply just relax for a while. Come back to Your space, and mix up the pieces of paper again. Now place the pieces of paper near the above categories, but this time, take Your time doing it. Calmly and relaxed place each of the pieces in their categories. When You are done mark Your time down. I will bet You that You did it faster and with more accuracy?! My point is if You are relaxed and calm, Your mind works more efficiently and effectively. This will work for any thing You do, trust Me.

I will leave on this note, “truly imagine a World with out money” I mean We operate with out economics altogether, not lack there of, but truly living with out money. How would that feel?

The movie below, is the movie I wrote about briefly above, about 2 hours in length. It is interesting, but does not support My beliefs what so ever. I viewed it as purely entertainment. No offense to the director.

OhCanadaMovie.ca

Enjoy!

Purpose…

You all may be wondering what inspired Me start this website, and I Am asking My Self that same question? I guess it all starts from whence I was quite young. I can remember growing up wondering why are things “the way they are!”, I had and still have this inner voice saying “question every thing!”.

I had a awesome up bringing! Living in a simple community named Daly Grove(in Millwoods, Edmonton, Alberta CANADA). My Family treated Us very well, and I can say that with integrity. My Parents provided My Brother, Sister and I with every thing We could ever desire, You may say We were a average suburban Family, what You would call a typical “middle class Family”, but to Me it was a lot, especially when I look upon it now. My Parents did the best they knew at the time, and I Love them for it, and continue to Love them 🙂

When I think about it now, I realize I Am a better Human Being as a result of My Family! No thing was dis-functional about Us, and I believe that because I have no stories to tell like molestations, beatings,  impoverish conditions and so forth(things that society will tell You that are not normal). But what is normal? Normal I believe in My definition is what majority of the masses are doing at that specific point in time. So if You really think about that definition, it means any thing goes if the majority are dong it! That I believe is pretty dis-functional! And this is where I get My inspiration from, My purpose so to speak. I Am for once in My life doing what I have always thought and felt, and that is “What I desire!”, not doing what the masses are doing.

I can remember getting My first job, it was exciting at first and then after a brief while I realized “this sucks!!!”. Then I moved on to what You would call a better job, and shortly there after I thought to My Self again “this SUCKS too!!!”. And so the cycle began, I always did what others thought and said I should do. They said “You have to get a job”, “does not matter if You like it”, “if it pays good You will learn to enjoy it!”…After a while I got My Self into what You call debt, most people go through this stage and most continuee to repeat it over and over again. I lost hope for a bit, thinking to My Self “What is this all for, what does it matter!” Eventually I whipped into shape so to speak, got another “good paying job I did not enjoy” paid off My debt and thought I felt good about My Self, but I did not. Some thing was missing, “Purpose”. I began looking into various so called “Conspiracy Theories” and started to get quite angry inside, wondering “?what the hell is this Worlds problem!”. I soon came to realize it was not what was out there that was the problem, it was in Me that was the problem. So instead of always searching and finding all the problems, I began to just look with in for all the solutions. I love this quote “Look with in, and You will find with out!” that is very profound! It means when You go with in Your Self and change how You feel about every thing, the out side World(Your experience) changes to what You desire!

I admit I have read quite a large stack of books(still continue to read), and watch various videos on all topics as well. But that was and still is just stepping stones to aid Me and ingrain My “purpose” on the stage of Life. Which brings Me to My original question “why Am I doing this website?”. “There are millions of other sites just like Yours, Matt!”, “What makes Your site so special?”, and You are right there are millions of like websites, but what makes it so special is “I Am doing what I Love doing, and that is providing un-biased information to any One who desires to better their experience in this Universe!”. You are thinking “Un-biased?” How? I have on My site stuff that is beside there so called “competitors” stuff! I believe as people We can choose what is right for Us, and not require any One to filter out any thing. I Am doing some thing most believe is impossible, because We have been raised to think in order to get a head in Life, You have to be competitive! Says who? I choose to question Our so called “Beliefs”, another cool quote I have read is “Beliefs are Perception Filters!” Therefore what You believe limits or enhances Your experiences! So You can say what You were taught throughout Your entire Life structures how You perceive things. But You are not a victim of this, You have the choice to change Your beliefs at any moment! And this My Friend is profound. This is what I Love about Life the most “The Freedom of Choice!”. Once You understand that statement, and fully believe it, Your experience here makes more sense! No thing is expected from You at all, You are what, You are! And that is as simple as it gets.

For a year now lots has happened, I was laid off, chose to not ever work for any One else again, released My fear of authority and not having money, become more accepting of others, forgave every One I thought wronged Me, forgave My Self for wronging others, I Am fully responsible for every action I do! I have done a complete 180 degree turn around from who I was! And I thank every One in My Life for being My teachers!

Enjoy what I continue to provide for You on this website, for I enjoy sharing it with You!

Sincerely~Matt Sicotte 😀

Doing by Not Doing


Doing by Not Doing
by Owen Waters 

This week, we'll explore another aspect of Taoist philosophy.
It's an even bigger brain teaser called Wu Wei (pronounced
"Woo-Way"), which is about "doing by not doing." And, strangely
enough, it's the secret to getting things done! 

This philosophy says that, when nothing is done, nothing is
left undone. When I first encountered this stark contradiction
I became seriously worried about my brain cells short-
circuiting and melting. In fact, the more I thought about
it, the more convinced I became that I was starting to smell
smoke coming out of my ears. 

Later, at an older and riper age, I began to see the idea
behind the apparent contradiction. The alternative translation
of "action without effort" instead of "doing by not doing"
helped to clarify the original idea. I came to realize that if,
instead of trying to make something happen by the usual efforts
of planning, willpower and determination, you go within and see
the action accomplished, then something very different happens.
The action doesn't mysteriously become accomplished by magic or
by non-effort, but you experience a state of flow which enables
you to move through the task with ease, grace and incredible
efficiency. 

A leading light in positive psychology today is Hungarian-
American professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. (In case
you're wondering, his last name is pronounced,
"Cheek-sent-me-high-ee.") His focus on happiness and creativity
led to the concept of FLOW, which is a state of concentration
or complete absorption in an activity. He points out that
developing a state of flow leads to higher skill development
and the ability to meet higher challenges within a chosen
field. 

The message of the Tao is to develop exactly such a state of
flow and to do it by developing deeper states of inner
awareness. The easiest way to invoke a state of flow,
therefore, is to go within, attune with your inner being and
the intended task, then come out into the world of action and
carry out your intuitive guidance every step of the way until
the task is completed. 

In a state of flow, the action is guided from within and the
doer virtually vanishes into the deed. 

The key to creating the desired state of flow is that, because
your inner being is fully attuned with the universe, you can
then act in a manner which is perfectly aligned with all other
circumstances related to your work. This is how synchronicity
happens and coincidences become commonplace in your life.
People, ideas and materials all come together at the exact
right time and in the right place because flow is an
orchestration of the many, not just the one. 

You can be the main person conducting the work, but the
universe responds to your inner connection and brings to you
everything that you need with effortless coincidence. 

The message of Wu Wei is that there is a time and a place for
everything to come together for effortless achievement. By
intending a goal and connecting with your inner being, you
start the creation of that perfect time and place by attracting
all the resources you need to achieve the goal. Then, by acting
exactly when the energy feels right, you express the flow of
ideas and energy which pour forth from your inner being. 

Achievement becomes effortless, and the realm of being has
become manifest in the world of action. You will have achieved
success by alignment with the inner realm of 'not doing.' 

*If you enjoyed today's article, forward it to a friend!
They will appreciate your thoughtfulness. 

This article was written by Owen Waters, author of "Freedom of
the Spirit: Four Powerful Steps to Spiritual Freedom." This
deeply insightful e-book combines some of today's most proven
and time-tested spiritual practices into one powerful and
effective package.

Available for immediate download at: Click here

Enjoy!

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