Today’s question: Are you living in an awakened consciousness or an ego consciousness?
So many things happen in our lives where we tend to feel hurt or taken advantage of. This is normal according to our culture and upbringing. Someone says or does something to us that hurts deeply and immediately we feel anger and rage within us. That is the ego consciousness.
But, what if we, instead, we tapped into our awakened consciousness? In this state we no longer feel the negative emotions. This gives us freedom from suffering and detaches us from the negative ego. This is empowering. This is freedom. This is no longer being the victim but being the victor. The Universe gives us these situations in order for us to grow. If life were always fun and games, no one would grow.
When we tap into our inner feelings, really feel what is going on, we can identify with our ego suffering. The world is suffering from ego poisoning. When we claim our “Is-ness”, which is the quality of being, life changes. From “Is-ness” we find universal love and forgiveness and freedom.
So next time you feel anger or rage from one of life’s challenges, tap into that feeling, deeply feel it. Question it. Don’t take it personally. When you are on the journey of crystal clarity, you feel and live the whole inner process of re-claiming who you are and resolving the situation or problem becomes an easy process.
So which are you?
Are you living in awakened consciousness or ego consciousness?
Are you the victim or the victor?
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About the photographs:
Top: Eaton Canyon in Southern California
Bottom: Klawock Inlet on Prince of Wales Island, Southeast Alaska
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and do something playful!
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
~ Aristotle ~
We walked this way many times on a local hiking path but this day we noticed the face-of-a-man-rock lurking along the path. Its mysterious shadows yet stalwart gaze gave us an eerie feeling. Was this Mother Nature’s way of watching us? Maybe it was the way the shadows fell across the face of the rock from the setting sun that we hadn’t noticed before. Or perhaps it was Mother Nature’s way of letting us know we were protected or maybe she was just being humorous. Either way, it was something to marvel at.
What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.
~ Werner Herzog ~
Or how about this sea monster located off Peratrovich Island in Southeast Alaska? The tides draped him with ‘Pop-weed” or more officially Bladderwrack, which, by-the-way, is mineral and iodine-rich when used in cooking and some of the best garden fertilizer around. None-the-less, an eerie creature indeed as we slowly paddled by on our kayaks. Once again, another marvel of nature.
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Saturated! With color. With paint. With creativity.
This masterpiece was an ever evolving painting at an Interactive Art Exhibit at the BIL Converence 2012. It gave all of us grownups a chance to be a child again. I returned the next day and found it had changed entirely as each artist that came alone added their own touch of color, style and creativity to the painting.
As Picasso states …. grown ups need to reflect back to childhood more often in order to feel, see and experience our creativity. When’s the last time you acted like a child? If you don’t feel like a child, hang out with one and see how they make you feel.
People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely!
~ Hans F. Hansen ~
It is your choice.
There are no mistakes …. there are only lessons. Life repeats those lessons for us until we learn them and sometimes it takes on various forms. Sometimes it takes a lot of time for it to sink into our being and we finally learn from those lessons.
Those we associate with are only mirrors of ourselves. There is something that person has that has attracted you to them, be it something you love about yourself, or something you hate about yourself. Ultimately, the choice is up to you what you do with them. You have everything you need to make that decision. All the answers lie within you, just look, listen and trust your own best judgement.
Make the happy choice because you are in the driver’s seat.
Once you make your mind up to be happy, everything will change. Let go of all the emotional baggage. Give yourself permission to be happy.
While you aren’t always happy all the time, and that’s OK, accept the times when you aren’t. Focus on how your body feels when you are aren’t happy. Perhaps letting go of limiting beliefs and stress, along with emotional baggage might help you get more present and be aware of those feelings. It’s your decision, your choice.
If you choose to look on the bright side of life, your life will brighten. What you focus on will manifest and the outcome will be far more positive. And don’t forget to smile. Release the true optimist within you! That alone will draw those positive and inspiring people into your life that you want to associate with.