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Old 19-04-2019, 11:54 PM
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If freedom is expanding with Source. (The One Great Divine Love Mystery Spirit)

Then anything that holds us back is a trap.
Ain't THAT the truth!!
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Old 20-04-2019, 12:01 AM
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Getting “above” or “beyond” the mind . . . is the huge game of LIFE. \

Beneath all of this is the discovery . . . that mind is NOT Soul . . . and Soul is NOT mind.

To finally work ones way above the mind and stand again in the True Home of Soul . . . by whatever name one wishes to use for that . . . takes one OUT of the psychic realms . . . the positive and the negative . . . and into the Pure God Worlds . . .
I love it...especially...the way these are phrased!
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Old 20-04-2019, 11:20 AM
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YES! Beliefs...I can have another exp that shows me some huge, humbling aspect of the Creator God,
Father, Infinite Consciousness, The One...
so that is what I 'believe'...
(Btw, they all revolve around Love, ha...just deeper and more profound that that Love really is...
so my beliefs change to 'getting it more'....ie, being revealed more layers...of Reality).
So, for me, belief is pretty darn fluid!

Baseballs, trees still are not baseballs or trees to me...they look like baseballs and trees, tho.
"All the world's a stage..." yadda yadda.
So if your beliefs change then what? If they do change and they're not of what is unchanging? Mine too by the way. It's questions like these that I ask myself and it gives a certain perspective. My beliefs are of the past yet wherever I go, there I Am.


They're baseballs and trees because I want to throw something at something.
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Old 20-04-2019, 12:06 PM
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If freedom is expanding with Source. (The One Great Divine Love Mystery Spirit)

Then anything that holds us back is a trap.

I guess ya gotta balance structured thinking with free-flowed existence. After all we're anchored here by our brains for a reason.
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I guess ya gotta balance structured thinking with free-flowed existence. After all we're anchored here by our brains for a reason.
Duck!! Get your head down because they're gonna throw rocks and soggy cabbage at you for saying that.
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Old 21-04-2019, 04:55 PM
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''anchored here by our brains'...I have never heard that.


Off the cuff, I might have said..."anchored here because of our stupidity."
Is that the same thing?
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Don’t be saying that, Miss Hepburn . . . “anchored here because of our stupidity.” Where’s that pleasure / enjoy everything that you like to promote? We don’t want to suffer by way of any learning. Heck . . . discipline and learning are NOT enjoyable.

While we are all sitting in a circle with locked arms singing “Kumbaya” . . . the mob approaches from behind with clubs and spears. Let them kill us. It’s what brings us enjoyment. You certainly cannot call it stupidity.

See how it all ties together?

Turn the toddler ( the mind ) loose . . . and see what you get.
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Don’t be saying that, Miss Hepburn . . . “anchored here because of our stupidity.”

Where’s that pleasure / enjoy everything that you like to promote? We don’t want to suffer by way of any learning. Heck . . . discipline and learning are NOT enjoyable.

While we are all sitting in a circle with locked arms singing “Kumbaya” . . . the mob approaches from behind with clubs and spears.
Let them kill us. It’s what brings us enjoyment. You certainly cannot call it stupidity.
See how it all ties together?
Turn the toddler ( the mind ) loose . . . and see what you get.
I am a very slow learner...I consider myself to be so stupid, in that regard...(and very smart for realizing it and it makes me laugh)...
Mainly because it has taken me 3 lifetimes, that I know of, to learn TWO simple, really basic things! (No mystery has to do with kindness.)

Now I'm clear .....learned 'em ....finallllllly!
Clear sailing from here... got the Buddhist style detachment even goin' on...
the boat is goin' merrily down the stream....and there are still wacko things that sometimes come my way...
and like a storm comin' in Key West ...I'm
at Southern Most Beach sayin'..."Come on, Lord...
let's get this over with ...dish out whatever there is...so we can be together"... in purity.

The perspective is the thing ...seeing what is going on has been accelerated with the help of many things...
gurus, meditation, the Holy Spirit, A Course In Miracles, Abraham, all the New Thought teachers, many STEs or Divine Visitations,
the list goes on...put all of it in a bundle and it is sheer, blessed Grace.
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I guess ya gotta balance structured thinking with free-flowed existence. After all we're anchored here by our brains for a reason.

Let's weigh anchor and take that long journey from the head to the heart.

Wahnt,Wahnt.... full steam ahead boy's and girls and welcome to the Love boat.
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Is spirituality a trap?

How could that which inspires, illumines, and liberates be a trap?

Rest assured that if it traps, it is not spirituality, but simply the preservation and perpetuation of ignorance and ego, which spirituality consciously seeks to transform and transcend.

Spirituality is the progressive practical revelation, aspiration, realisation, and manifestation of truth in the physical - within each individual, and within the collective body.

My advice is to reject inferior and confusing resources; sincerely and assiduously seek - and utilize - the superior ones.

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