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Achieving Enlightenment?

Posted in My path with tags , , , , , , , on November 24, 2009 by freedomofnow

And so monday the 23rd November 2009 came. Me and Ingerid and John had agreed on this day for our satsang so that we could combine it with listening in to Mooji over the internet.

Let me back up a bit first though. That night I had a dream where I was in the crossfire of guns, moving up to a really tall tower where people sat at computers and modified your existence. They provided me with all the money I could ever want, took a look at me and said “You need more mana.” They pressed a button and the blue mana bar went to the top. I told Ingerid and John about this and they interpreted it as me still trying to “fix” things, making an effort to acquire wisdom. Keeping things simple was the theme of the day. John had also received an email from the father of a mongoloid friend he spent a lot of time with when he was in his stage of releasing all that he had built up. He had an older friend that had just died, and his father wanted to know how he was going to tell his son that his best friend had died. The reply that John sent moved me to tears. He said that he was simply there to show this old man the unconditional love that he is, and that his purpose done, this task was over. I had tears in my eyes when I came to the end. We talked about so-called retarded people and how they are really sitting behind their own shoulders watching the world through eyes of unconditional love that few people see. They are living examples of how profoundly beautiful simplicity is.

I finally received my paycheck around 4 o’clock that day so we went down to the store to buy some food for the evening, and a 777 stared at me. I asked John what it meant, and he said it definitely was a validation of the dream. 777 is a 3, the holy trinity. At the store we saw not one, but a total of 3 retarded men.. I was definitely being told to keep it simple. We bought some food, candy and then went home. We had a delicious salad and some ravioli while we waited for Mooji to come online at 6pm, and eventually he did. I had the same feeling in my stomach as the last time I was going to talk to him. The provider seemed to have some problems and the first 20 minutes were very broken up, but eventually people got through to ask questions, and we decided to call in. We got through after very little time, but something was wrong so we had to call again. While we tried to set up another laptop for the conversation, the entire audio feed just went dead. We joked about saying between the 3 of us and Mooji we brought too much light for the channel to handle. Either way, no Mooji on that day. We sat and talked and Ingerid decided she needed some more housework done so we turned the satsang into a regular visit and I helped her with whatever she needed.

I felt increasingly curious about why I had shown myself the number 3 so many times that day, and John said that I am devoted to my ascension. It is the main focus in my life right now. However, the focus of wanting ascension is the very thing that pushes it away, because it very much involves effort. Therefore, the words that Ingerid told me when I first started talking to her “I AM, I AM THAT I AM, I KNOW” is what closes the gap of separation and lets you sink into the depths of your Self. I AM THAT I AM actually showerd itself to me earlier that evening through a part of the documentary called the Moses Code. I realized that I was indeed striving for ascension, and said “Ok, so I have to give up the search for ascension?” They both nodded, and Ingerid said “You are already enlightened.” I said ok, and let go of the striving. It seems letting go of things gets easier the more you do it, because I have seen the Absolute Truth, and it is an experience nothing in this world can be compared to. As Mooji says in one of his videos: “You are trading eternity for a peanut.” Everything the mind can hold on to is the peanut. Some minutes later an overwhelming sense of panic struck me. It felt like I was disappearing, my legs were shaky, and an increasing stream of thoughts passed by me. I was calm at the same time as the panic was going on, but that didn’t make it feel less of what it was. I was just aware of it in a different way. The panic kept on throughout the evening. We watched a movie and suddenly it was 2am and time to go home.

That night I am sure I cried 1 hour of “real” time during the night. I had several dreams, but one seemed more significant than the others. I was being chased down by 2 of my childhood friends, they kept jumping on me and hurting me and I couldn’t do anything about it. Suddenly we had magic cards in our hands, and they still kept hurting me. I tried to hurt them back and finally I managed to hurt them enough that they would leave me alone. When they did I started crying. I cried and cried and cried. It was like a bottomless well of tears. After what seemed like several hours I stopped crying. I looked at the magic card I had and it turned out to be incredibly powerful. Suddenly we all became our cards. I became this spider-monkey thing. I tried to tell them about the card, and when I did my voice sounded very weird. Frail somehow. I said “It has 8.. no 6 legs, and 6 arms.” The spider-monkey thing started fighting this vampire demon that was one of my friends, and it was a lot more powerful.

After this I woke up, that same sense of crying and panic still in me. I got up, fed the cats, had some water and went back to sleep. The next time I woke up I felt completely rested. The bed was warm and fuzzy, inviting me to stay there for the entire day. I lie in bed for about an hour, just breathing, before I realized that I had some stuff to do in town. I got my mail, and it was a letter from my old bank. They let me know that I was finished paying down the loan I had taken 2 years earlier. I broke into a huge smile as the symbolism dawned on me. Leaving old energies behind. It certainly felt that way. I felt this immense calm, and within that calm rested the feeling of panic still. Calm and panicky at the same time, who knew?

After that I went to get a wireless networking card for Ingerid’s computer, and the guy gave me a 30% discount. Then I went to buy catfood, and they gave me a 10% discount. After that I decided to buy breakfast, and even there I got 10% discount. Some old beliefs about money have definitely been released in the past few days. I felt incredibly light, like I was just flowing through my surroundings as they appeared in my reality. Something has definitely shifted, and I am ready. Ready to let go of everything. Ready to be completely empty.

Go With the Flow.

Posted in Insights, My path with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2009 by freedomofnow

So.. What now? My mind has been trying to lure me into games of right and wrong, attack and defense, you and me for a week now, yet this silent vibrational sensation that is me keeps humming its peaceful, loving OM regardless of what is thought or felt. It is my unchanging true identity. In its presence, all illusions seem to dissipate into nothing. The day after my moving bike ride I would see series of 5s everywhere. 555, 5555, 55:55, etc. I asked Ingerid what this was, and she said it was freedom of the past, which felt very accurate.

I realized that enlightenment is such a loaded word. It seems to imply such a struggle, a striving towards something, when it is the complete opposite. It is the letting go and allowing what is to be that is true freedom. Enlightenment isn’t a personal experience. It may be at first, but once the eyes see from the perspective of the soul, then the thoughts that use to make up the identity lose their power.

We always struggle to fill the emptiness with whatever it may be that holds our attention at that moment, but what we fail to realize is that that very emptiness is you. Trying to fill the emptiness is the ego trying to bring substance to itself in a world where nothing is solid. The worst fear of the ego is to become nothing, because we think it will bring death to us, when in fact that death is what lets us see life as it truly is. From eyes that see joy, peace, love and freedom in everything comes the truest sensation of who we really are.

Everything you seek is already inside you, how can it be anywhere else? How can anything be outside of that which is absolute?

I AM.

A Story of Enlightenment.

Posted in Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2009 by freedomofnow

I just came across this beautiful speech by Jill Bolte Taylor, a Neuroanatomist who woke up one day to find she had a stroke. Her depiction of this experience is truly amazing and it moved me to the point of tears. The last bit really hit home for me.. The choice seems so simple. Do you choose to live in your previous experiences and expectations of the future of this moment, or do you choose to experience it fully, in the now? I know what my choice is.

 

Vibration?

Posted in Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2008 by freedomofnow

I think everyone who has delved 1 second into the spiritual have heard of “increasing your bodily vibrations.” The first time I heard it, I thought to myself “What? How do I do that?” And I got the answer: Just be happy.

So I did some research to really figure out what it means.. And I realized it all boils down to two key feelings, in the entire universe. Love, and fear. Sure, it all branches out in various feelings like anger, anxiety on one end, and grattitude, happiness on the other. Two feelings that define the outcome for you in any situation you’ll ever face. Love, or fear? So how does this affect us? What does it mean?

I’ll let you watch this, and we can continue this after it’s sunk in.

See how the lower vibration manifests a very simple pattern? This directly affects the genetic structure of your body. It’s even proven that when you’re upset your intelligence drops a score or twenty! The result is then, that anger lowers your capability to make sound decisions. I learned this the hard way.

Now, increase the vibration, and you see the most beautiful patterns emerge. This higher vibration, again, directly affects your gene pool.. So what does that mean?

So what happens to us when we let ourselves express grattitude, for example, is that our bodily vibrations start to shape a more complex geometric vibrational pattern, thus unlocking more genetic codes for us to experience. In essence, more spiritual abilities for you to enjoy.

Once you realize that fear can only bring you down. Limit you on your journey to enlightenment, the picture becomes so much more clear.

Listen to your heart, and your body, for that is the language of your soul. Your soul and body – and everything else in the entire universe actually – is a part of god. You. Are. God.

That means, if something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it! That is extremely important.

On the other hand, if somethings resonates, do it. But do it for the right reasons! Do it for you.