Step 115: Today I will listen to the Power of Knowledge: Upon the hour, remind yourself to listen to Knowledge and take a moment to do so in whatever circumstance you find yourself. Steps to Knowledge, Marshall Vian Summers
I’ve begun to realize that Knowledge is always available. When we remove ourselves from the incessant wanting (desire) to possess something that is impossible to grasp (Absolute Truth), the pointers are in everything that IS.
Upon becoming still and open-hearted, placing one’s attention on receiving (hearing, seeing, feeling), IT presents Itself in infinite forms.
I don’t claim any religious belief as the only way, and I don’t claim any intellectual belief as the only way. In fact, I don’t claim any belief as “the way.”
Perhaps that’s one of my pitfalls to Knowledge. I’m open to everything that invokes Wisdom (knowledge).
Today, I found Wisdom in both of these seemingly opposing perspectives; a Neoplatonist and an Hasidic rabbi. Knowledge is found in infinite forms – always pointing to the same Truth.
(entirety of talks are linked below the quotations)
“Some people only study physical phenomena. They slice it up and stick it in a microscope and that’s all they know. That’s all well and fine, but a true rounded person is interested in the totality of cosmic mechanics, what is and what is not, and how the universe works – is interested, as the greatest and wisest minds were, definitively, undeniably, interested in both physics and metaphysics, which are in totality a holos, just a one. You know a coin is not a head or a tail, it’s the coin and the silver of the coin, so these are not two different things.”
“Love is a tricky word. We don’t need to be told to love ourselves, we need to be told to share some of the love we have for ourselves. That’s the whole code of morality. You love yourself, can you give a little away? All your natural instincts are not meant for you . That is a huge lesson in life.
*** We are taught that study is extremely important, why? So then you can teach. Even studying is not for yourself it’s so you can teach. Knowledge, information, wisdom, very important because then you can share it. Get yourself healthy, so you can turn your attention to others.
This delightful man, who looks like Santa Claus graced me with his words today.
Here are just some of the sparkling word gems he shared that brightened my spirit, and confirmed what I know to be True, what he defines as,
“This eternally present invisible presence – that which of course is completely unshaken by the dramas of this world.“
In the bible there are 365 references to don’t be afraid, fear not, one for every day of the year. The Bible is full of clever things like this.
When you’re sure of your identity with the Eternal, when you discover what man really is, which is Spirit, then the worries about the flesh they diminish. The Spirit gets stronger until you really just laugh at it.
Compared to bad thinking, all the chemicals and plastics in the world is peanuts.
This world is a shadow of Divine origin, it comes to pass just like a nightmare. It has no reality of itself. Its only real as far as we believe in it. That is the fact. When one person even has the foggiest notion of this, it somehow raises the general level of consciousness. Those that recognize it more fully help to raise it even more.
Those that fully realize the infinite nature of man, they lift the whole world.
You can find it, my dears. It’s well documented. I’m one of many, many who have realized it and I’m pleased to share it.
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 day was so perfect for walking outdoors. Endless blue sky. Sunshine so blaring that my shade glasses couldn’t even soften the intensity of brightness.
A perfect moment to hear God’s voice.
It’s your own incessant knowing that is deceiving you.
Why is it you accept your unknowing about death; but can’t accept your unknowing about life?
So often you’ll recognize that no matter what you think you can’t absolutely know what death is. Why can’t you recognize that you can’t absolutely know what life is?
None of MY creations can know. Only the Creator holds the WHOLENESS of Knowing.
If you could see and hear the Reality of Being you would recognize the jewels of creation in a way you can’t now.
You would drop to your knees right now and place your lips on the dirt and stones beneath your feet.
You would raise your eyes to the blaring sun and cry out in devotion and amazement of its glory.
You would raise your arms to the endless blue sky and surrender to your ignorance of Life Itself.
Faith and hope and wonder and surprise and joy and ecstasy would fill your heart beyond your understanding.
Until then, you have not come full circle.
You remain on the rat wheel thinking you know something about life and making up stories and ideas that are simply beliefs you want to believe are true.
None of them are true, Janet.
ONLY I AM IS TRUTH.
THE BEGINNING, THE END, THE ALL.
Upon hearing God’s voice today, I really wanted to kneel down and place my lips on the dirt. Or lift my arms and bow down in adoration to the sun above. But I didn’t want my neighbors to think I’m a complete lunatic. The ego still holds its grip.
As I humbly continued my walk home, I saw the details of shadow and light in a more pronounced vibrancy.
Arriving home, I saw my husband in a new light. I saw my cancer in a new light. I saw my anger, my love, my emotions and my fragile body as a miraculous fleeting experience in my own awareness.
I will forget … but it’s okay … when I’m ready to remember ….
work not for the food that perishes, but for the food that remains for everlasting life …
During my chemotherapy treatment yesterday I listened to a podcast sent to me by my dear friend, Zahara. The timing of the message felt so serendipitous, as always with relationships we seemingly “find” ourselves in.
I’ll share the link to the podcast below, but in summary, the orator revealed to me something that enhanced my worldly perspective:
Any “other” in our life (shared relationship) is there for you, not you for them.
What does that mean?
What we “see” outside our personal self is perfectly placed there (in harmony) to our (yet unrevealed) need for reconciliation, healing, awakening, purification, and steps to Knowledge (God).
“They” or “It” is there to mold us, shape us, teach us, offer us an opportunity to make choices for our own path to self-realization (one-ness and connection with God)
Does that mean we (our personal self) play no role in service to others?
Of course, our personal course of action in the world is meaningful – our service to other; however, again, it is actually for the same purpose.
Undeniably, it is ALL for the SAME PURPOSE.
Enlightenment has to translate into service if it is to be real and meaningful. You were sent into the world to do something specific. Knowledge within you knows what this is and is trying to guide you and move you into a position where you can recognize this and meet those individuals who will be a part of your greater service and accomplishment here. Along the way, knowledge is building your strength, building your discernment and building your courage.
Most of the spiritual work is deconstructing your confinement, your disabilities, your fantasies, your obsessions and your delusions to help you divorce yourself from your weakness and to unite you with your strength. It takes faith to do this because you don’t really know where it is taking you. You do not really know the outcome.
You do this because you know you must do this. Because in your heart, you know you must take this journey. Not to satisfy the goals of the mind, your ideas of enlightenment or to become a saint, a goddess, or any of this foolishness. You’ve taken the journey because you must. And this is what returns you to God because you are following what God has put within you to follow. You do not know where it is taking you. It is deconstructing that which is imprisoning you. It is building your strength, your confidence and your ability to discern the power and the presence of Knowledge within you.
Marshall Vian Summers
How can this help us navigate the physical world?
When you look outside your eyes at that other appearing in your life – in every relationship and circumstance, ask yourself, “How will this encounter polish the inner diamond of my heart so that I may better serve the will of God within me while I am here in this moment?”
I hope there is a crumb of inspiration in this writing … I truly hope to share what may serve another along the way.
The foolishness of this world, the seeming deceit, corruption, and insanity has taken my personal mind down to a level of sadness that has actually served to further ignite and strengthen the force within me to seek a course of action in planting seeds of LOVE in the mud of the world.
I devote this post In gratitude to ALL of my teachers along the way:
Cancer – husband – family and friends – pets – nature – food – and every stranger I will encounter in this world.
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.