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Your greatest treasure~

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This world can fall apart.

The sky can fall.

Everything you have known to be your life can turn to ruin.

But there is a something that you will never lose.

It is a treasure worth more than all the gold and money and Bitcoin there is.

Your greatest treasure is that which you are.  Your essence.

It is your real worth.  Beyond measure or compare.

It represents an ease and vitality that cannot be sold or stolen or given away.

The essence you are

is the treasure in this turbulent and unpredictable world.

Do you choose to accept this?

Do you choose to reflect this?

Do you choose to live this?

 

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Cracking open the tool shed~

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There is a way to open yourself up to everything that is.

It will open you to the limitlessness of existence.

It’s a way that will dramatically change your perspectives and connect you with the deeper awareness of things.

It’s represents a doorway to infinite possibility (and choice) and will  take you as far as you want to go, if you let it.

And it’s something that you will likely judge and dismiss in quick fashion.  (As it is not sexy and doesn’t have any bells or whistles or flashing lights and besides, it’s scary moving into a radical new way of living.)

But if you explore it you will come to see just how what a powerful tool it is as it allows you to guide your conscious mind into the realization that you no longer have to uphold your world together.

You can can allow everything to be.  And you can simply be.

And when you come to understand just what it means, maybe this tool will be exciting and sexy for you, in a sense.

This tool is simply this:

Observation without judgment

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between you and infinity~

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“Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated. When men see nothing but bottomless infinity over their heads they have always had a driving and desperate urge to find someone to put in the way.”

― Terry Pratchett, Jingo

There is absolutely nothing between you and infinity.  Between you and limitlessness.

Limitlessness is who you are.

Bring that awareness to your conscious mind.

The space between one choice and another is confusion.   Complication and doubt.

Your true nature is the energy of choice.

Choosing freely

without fear or guilt or impediment or justification.

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Waking up from the dream~

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This world is an illusion.   A beautiful dream.

In any given moment you can choose to see things as they are.

In any given moment you can choose to see through the world

and realize the illusion has no power over you.

It is your choice.

For those truly dedicated to the ‘spiritual path’, understand that this is why you are here.

To understand what you are and regain your power.

(And no, power is not what the ego-personality thinks it is.  Power has nothing to do with control.)

You are here in the world to play and discover and learn and grow and remember and do it all or nothing.

You can explore in whatever direction you choose

but always remember:

~it is all a dream~

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The gift of pause~

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It doesn’t take the study of Upanishads or sutras up on some cliff in Nepal.

It doesn’t take years of chanting Om or genuflecting before a Guru or backpacking across the world.

You don’t need crystals or spirit guides or Jesus or Jehovah.

You don’t need any knowledge of spiritual terminology or practices.

You don’t need a kinesiology muscle or consciousness calibration test.

There are no steps or techniques.

It doesn’t cost money and doesn’t require much at all (just a bit of willingness and openness).

It is simplicity itself.  (Which is why so few are drawn to it)

In fact, pausing is about doing nothing at all.  The art of letting go.

Connecting deeper and deeper.  Feeling what arises but letting go to the point where it is just you with… yourself.

And in a moment you will meet that deeper place of You.

And nothing will be the same.

In a moment of pause, find out what is possible.

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The deeper exploration of Tai Chi and Qigong~ (and how it applies to you)

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There is a concept that is an integral part of Tai Chi and Qigong and other internal arts that applies to everyone looking to expand their existence.

It’s called ‘sung’.  And it goes far beyond relaxation (although relaxation in no small achievement).

Sung is partly about going deeper by letting go or releasing and dissolving tension and blocks.  Not just the tension in the physical body but in every part of the self.  And it’s also about connecting with that place of ease deep within where our movement in the world can be unhindered.

To become truly sung means to see the world and yourself with clarity.  To the point where your relationship with everything else is an exploration of interconnection and oneness.

Look at it this way:  you see yourself as a physical entity living in the world and that everything is separate from you in the sense that it is ‘external’.  From that perspective it is a literal impossibility to be truly at ease and peace with yourself as your mind will be in survival/control mode evaluating, judging, planning dissecting, preventing, organizing, thinking, doubting, worrying, justifying.  Busy-busy-busy.   Tension, stress, control.   As you are literally up against a universe of potential conflict and problems.

To be truly sung is about exploring the energy of oneness, the energy of allowance in the universe.   It’s an opportunity to move with the essence of energy.   A place of being and understanding where there is a ease and a broadening.

So it is a way of experiencing yourself, experiencing reality in a new way.  A more complete and holistic way where everything opens up.

So it may look like a simple thing but beneath the form of Tai Chi and Qigong there are radical and transformative things happening.  For those that choose to explore that.

The possibilities are endless.


End note:  there is a Tai Chi master, Adam Mizner, who has a passion for what sung is and often talks about and shows the martial applications.  Check out his online videos.

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Shifting your perception of the world~

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Your perception of the world, of existence, is not a static thing.

Think about how powerful that is.

Think of the opportunity that is and the unlimited possibilities.

You are not separate from anyone else.

You are not separate from anything.

The tension and heartache that comes from living in this world only happens because we have bought into something that is not true.

Open yourself to the possibility of more.

See beyond what your mind perceives as “real” to a place where your heart knows the truth of something much larger.

It has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with religion or sidestepping into another box in which to view the world.

It’s about connecting with the essence of energy that you are.   An essence that ultimately unites everything.

In the space between your thoughts and perceptions and moments you call your life….

you will begin to get a sense of it.

If you are ready, interested, and choose to explore that direction.

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