There are governments and organizations and people in the world, very well-meaning to be sure, with an intent at ‘eliminating poverty’.
What they do not understand is that poverty is not a circumstance but a state of mind or consciousness. A holding pattern of lack.
And no amount of money or intervention will change that. Poverty will remain until humanity shifts its thinking and how it sees itself, as individuals and as a group.
It should be instilled into every child in the family home and in our schools and everywhere – an approach and teaching that is simply this:
CHANGE COMES FROM WITHIN
Without a true understanding of what this means and what allows change there will be a continuance of the problems that plague humanity. Everything from crime to poverty to illness of every kind.
And on the flip-side, it is interesting that many people think they have a wealth consciousness but do they really?
“I looked at my life, and it was also a river.” -Hermann Hesse
We are all in the habit of trying too hard in our lives. Some more than others of course.
Breathe deep and see your life for what it is.
Breathe deep and feel where your body carries tensions new, old and ancient.
Breathe deep and see your choices and the manifestation and flow of life.
Have you ever tried to have a fight with the ocean or wind? It doesn’t last too long, does it? So, don’t bother trying so hard. Stop fighting and resisting and denying whatever you are.
Even in the last 5 seconds of your life you will be choosing and experiencing what you will. And of course the journey never really ends, does it?
Love is the allowance of all that is. That is the energy of what we are, ultimately. It is for you to observe and know that.
And to choose it.
(Splinter, Jen and Mark in west-Negril, Nov 2017)
When I was a boy and teenager I never understood the term ‘soul’. It made no sense. I came across it in either a religious or scholarly context that seemed abstract and removed from my life.
And it wasn’t until many years later that the term “essence” or “soul-essence” finally clicked in and I realized what it was – that it was me, my true essence and energy that these terms refer to. The deeper part of yourself beyond the ego-personality role.
And that was a turning point for me. Because it meant that it was all eminently and infinitely practical. For me it was more real than the reality in which we give our power away to.
It meant that understanding of the universe and life was possible and that I could start to grow in understanding and awareness. It meant that I could start to live from that place.
And I am still exploring and choosing this in my life. It is a simple choice that drives my life and choices and I do not always come from that place but it has become easier over the years.
Connecting with that energy opens up so much because it is the energy of existence. That place which we are all one. And the choice is a consistency and broadening beyond anything else.
Love is what we are.
‘His tail was back. He was sure of it. He felt a stab of elation, the octagons and adrenaline mingling with something else. You’re enjoying this, he thought; you’re crazy.
Because, in some weird and very approximate way, it was like a run in the matrix. Get just wasted enough, find yourself in some desperate but strangely arbitrary kind of trouble, and it was possible to see Ninsei as a field of data, the way the matrix had once reminded him of proteins linking to distinguish cell specialties. Then you could throw yourself into a highspeed drift and skid, totally engaged but set apart from it all, and all around you the dance of biz, information interacting, data made flesh in the mazes of the black market…’
-Neuromancer, author William Gibson
Enjoying this book right now by the brilliant Canadian writer. Not going to review it but just sharing that, for those who are not familiar, it is one of the most groundbreaking and influential works of fiction of the last century.
For some reason Hollywood never adapted it but as of August 2017 a project is picking up steam and looks like a movie is in the works finally. The book definitely has an edge and energy to it and the movie might be some type of hybrid Trainspotting-Blade-Runner-Matrix (without the martial-arts ballet every scene).
Isn’t it wonderful exploring new worlds? Be open to new ways of seeing the world and observe your movement in it. (And of course you don’t need drugs for that.)
Been thinking of this quote from Mick Jagger recently:
“A good thing never ends.“
Short and makes one pause.
And there is an idea that I’ve always been drawn to that relates to that:
~everything is here, now~
I love the clean line drawings of Picasso and Matisse. There is an ease, clarity and simplicity that shines through.
Picasso lived an interesting life. As a young man struggling to make ends meet during frigid Paris winters with his art, friends, and women to keep him warm. And later in life much time spent in the sun, a master of his craft, immensely successful and still exploring into a ripe older age.
I remember reading or hearing about a tidbit from Picasso’s life that stuck in my mind. That he would go into the local grocer or shops and of course everyone knew who he was. And instead of money he would often just scribble out a doodle as a form of payment. I like that idea a lot.
The energy we are extends into the world and creates.