When I was ready to graduate high school I had to choose a quote to place under my yearbook photo. Always acting from a strange intuition that I never questioned, I chose lyrics from ‘Stairway to Heaven’ (It was 1978).
“There are two paths you can go by, but in the long run there’s still time to change the road you’re on.”
I wasn’t so sure what it meant at the time.
There are many interpretations of the famous song; but one of them is that you can’t find happiness, peace, truth, God, light here in the material riches of the world. I think I’ve always known that; although my paths to recognizing it’s truth has been varied. I’ve changed roads many times.
But this single road has always been calling to me. What road is this?
It’s the road that is NOW (past, present and future), aka, the middle pillar (the third eye, aka, ajna – sanskrit for perceiving, light).
The ONLY path there is.
We can’t see it with our physical eyes or hear it with our physical ears. Yet, something within always knows it’s there.
This world’s insane great divide that appears on our black screens to tell us what’s happening wants to divide us into two separate paths. One of them appears to be technocratic control and transhumanism. The other appears to be freedom from control and government/medical manipulation.
However, upon close contemplation, this is a fraud. The only REAL freedom exists through the ONE middle pillar. It is not of this world. It has nothing to do with this world’s corrupt government options.
It is the path to Truth and Light and Happiness that is Everlasting (regardless of the pain and suffering and tears one may endure while in the physical world).
It is a place where the mind finds stillness.
As a wise woman of alchemy and linguistics, Lavette, says, “The word media actually means mi – dio (my god). And unfortunately, we’ve allowed the media to be our god. It is guiding us further down the path of deceit and corruption.
So how do we live in this world?
Be still to gather your inner knowing, and sit with it.
Use your breath to quiet the chaos.
Know what you’re for (instead of dwelling on what you’re against) and take action on that.
Trust the Middle Pillar (the inner knowing) and the guides will appear.
I’m prayerfully asking this NOW for me,
and for our beautiful planet’s real potential to exist as heaven through our conscious mind that is ONE with God.
The issue of freedom is very important so we can embrace the right or lose it. Where the mind is concerned, I opted many years ago to drop out of the mainstream world and later to get rid of my TV. I only listen to the classical radio station which is now commercial-free in my area and I don’t subscribe to any newspapers or magazines. Still, how can I know when my mind is perceiving, when it is thinking, and when it is merely regurgitating? For instance, if I tell you the world is round, I have no personal skills that qualify me to such an opinion. I am therefore merely reflecting what is accepted as truth in today’s world but this same mind might have subscribed to the flat earth theory hundreds of years ago. For instance, I can see an image of the Earth from a satellite or look at an antique map. Depending on the images shown to my mind and the text accompanying the images, I form my understanding, but the fact is still that without any personal experience, I can only reflect what my mind has memorized. Exactly how a mind retains knowledge is unimportant in this context. The knowledge itself is simply not original and can only be authenticated by reference to consensus.
I recognized a long time ago, that nothing we actually say is true.
The “word” is a representation, a copy, a symbol, of Sound, Vibration, Frequency.
“While they are promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves of corruption, for if anyone is overcome by someone, he is his slave.” 2Peter 2:19
“Of all things that human beings fear (and they are a timorous race) the one that strikes them with abject and utterly demoralizing terror is freedom. They are so afraid of it for other people that almost simultaneously they come to dread it for themselves. So they devise systems of checks and balances, restraints, moral sanctions, conventions and moral mass-expectations of one kind and another; they are willing to go to the most fantastic lengths in restriction and repression; but the one thing that they never yet have shown the courage to try is simple freedom, which some day they will have the happy surprise of discovering to be the only thing that really works.” A Matter of No Curiosity, Albert Jay Nock
I witness the insanity.
Our veiled hearts and minds, it’s heartbreaking.
Our Home is not a physical structure or a material plane or dimension.
After watching the Chef’s Table episode about the Korean Buddhist monk, Jeong Kwan, I have a new understanding of the relationship between mind and food.
The episode is definitely worth watching; every stunning moment of the film points to the essence of compassion and truth within Everything as expressed through the life of this simple and awesome woman and her ability to create amazing vegetarian food from nature.
As she so perfectly articulates:
“Creativity and ego cannot go together.
If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly.
Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment.
You must not be your own obstacle. You must not be owned by the environment you are in. You must own the environment, the phenomenal world around you.
You must be able to freely move in and out of your mind. This is being free.
There is no way you can’t open up your creativity. There is no ego to speak of. That is my belief.”
Watch Chef’s Table: Season 3 Episode 1 on NETFLIX: Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan believes food and cooking serve a spiritual purpose beyond physical nourishment. Based at a remote temple complex south of Seoul, her simple vegan meals are inspiring top chefs around the world.