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Make No Assumptions

Doubtful Moment

He loves you therefore he should know just how you feel
Regarding any subject. He can’t read your mind
Nor can he know your feelings without your sharing
Them with him. Don’t assume that because he’s caring
He knows everything. Don’t be selfish and unkind.
Don’t put someone you say you love through this ordeal.

Have the courage to ask questions if you don’t know
What is happening. Don’t assume everybody
Thinks the same way that you do because most do not.
How you think about things doesn’t matter a lot
To most people unless you just happen to be
Someone popular with an enormous ego.

All sadness and drama are rooted in making
Assumptions and in taking things personally.
We knew nothing when we were born then we became
Inundated with facts with the primary aim
Of indoctrinating us to reality
As we know it. So much of it is heartbreaking.

Allow yourself to hear people. Be more present
In the moment. Don’t take things where they need not go.
The mind operates like an assuming machine.
It can put you unfortunately in between
A rock and a hard place and unable to grow.
Keep yourself away from such a predicament.

You Attract By Your Attention

Personal Focus

Your life is created by the story you tell…
By the conversations that you have also by
Memories and past attitudes and about how
You feel about things in general yet right now
You can change it without even having to try.
You can learn to tell your new story very well.

You’re the attractor of things by your attention.
You create your own reality in this way.
You’ve the ability to think differently
Than you do at this moment which means you can be
In a pretty nice place throughout much of your day.
Happiness isn’t beyond your comprehension.

You’re a brilliant creator in this here and now.
Life on earth is the leading edge of creation.
Find something to focus upon. Feel your way to
Clearer, purer, less resistive thought. It helps you
To make stable your spiritual foundation.
Life gets so much better when you learn to allow.

It’s only about you personally wanting
Enough to feel good that you’re willing to reach for
Better feeling thoughts. Clear your mind and start anew.
Turning thoughts to things should come easily to you.
As you ask, it is given, and you’ll receive more
Than you could have imagined to make your heart sing.

What Should I Do Today?

Contemplative

First and foremost I cherish the freedom to be
Easygoing about my life. There’s nothing worse
Than entrapment by negative news of the day.
In my own personal world things are quite okay.
I believe that the power of the universe
I can access at any time and easily.

When I woke up this morning there was nothing to
Pull me out of alignment with the expanded
Part of me which is always on top of this world.
Its blanket of confusion cannot be unfurled
By my worthy attention and to be candid
Paltry little is there of the things I can do.

Do I know what’s in my Vortex of Creation?
I can answer that by asking myself how I
Feel in this moment. All that I’ve been putting there
Is immense and specific. I wouldn’t know where
To begin sorting through it all yet I can try
And in so doing be in appreciation.

This day is one where I receive inspiration
Before acting. My goal is to quiet the mind
Several times throughout the day. I can achieve
What I want. There’s no problem because I believe
In a world where most people are gentle and kind.
What I do today will be my own creation.

The Holy Instant

Creation

How things came into being is not the question
To be asked by anyone. It has no answer
That can be understood. All that science can tell
With their theories is that some force had cast a spell
Then the universe happened. It is, as it were,
Not a topic conducive to one’s digestion.

This schoolhouse of creation had to come to be
Out of what is called nothingness. One can ask why
It exists in the first place. The answer to that
Is within your own consciousness. Take a look at
All the drama. The lessons one cannot deny.
Getting through them all can be done successfully.

All exists in an Instant in eternity
So you cannot determine the curriculum.
It’s been preset already. You cannot decide
On the teaching resources. To be satisfied
With the lessons is where the will to live comes from.
One accepts the Holy Instant ultimately.

The Atonement occurs in the purified mind
In the one Holy Instant. Realization
Of it happening keeps one in a constant state
Of becoming. The ego wants to complicate
The whole process. The subtle art of creation
Is mastered when with one’s spirit one is aligned.

Thy Will Be done

Eternal Flame

In my doing I want to be fully aligned
With the One who created me. I don’t want to
Be a slave to my ego. I want to transcend
Far beyond it. My spirit would most recommend
That I give up the struggle and alter the view
That I have of my life. Peace of mind I will find.

I can say that I’m almost there. I’m not waiting
To collect a huge fortune or net some outcome
In the world that shows favor to me in some way.
Things are going well. I’m close. I cannot betray
My wellbeing. I don’t want to drift away from
My alignment. I treasure what I’m creating.

I surrender my ego to that which made me.
The relief I find in this is truly profound.
It’s the safest prayer and it’s the only one
To be prayed. I pray that the will of God be done
Here on earth. May the peace of the Maker abound.
From the will of humanity let me be free.

When I pray, “Thy Will Be Done,” I alleviate
The angst in my intention. I leave it up to
God to handle. I’m headed in the direction
Of salvation and wholesome interconnection
With the world as my spirit guides all that I do.
May I be a tool that God uses to create.

Self-Interest Is A Real Thing

Serene Solitude

Your inner being has your self-interest in
Mind at all times with no resistance. You can be
In alignment with that if you want to feel good.
Interest in yourself can be well understood
To be the main goal of spirituality.
At the game of life your spirit wants you to win.

Feeling good is the purpose. If you get cross ways
Of your own interests you become ornery,
Fearful, and disconnected from what you desire.
You want only good thoughts and feelings to transpire.
Things you have no interest in just let them be.
The relinquishing will help to brighten your days.

It has to be okay with you that all others
Have self-interest. It’s not you usually.
Everyone has their own bag of self-interests.
That you have the power and the freedom suggests
That you’re worthy of being who you’re meant to be.
Realize when the enlightened moment occurs.

When you no longer need others to act in ways
That you can’t make them in order for you to feel
Satisfaction is when you have complete control
Of your destiny. You can quit playing the role
Of the needy one. That’s not the kind of ordeal
To go through nor is it ever worthy of praise.

Believe It, It Will Be

Peace

It’s a different orientation when you
Begin to understand that you create your own
Life experience and that you’re an attractor
And the universe is your kind benefactor.
To it all of your aspirations are well known.
You attract whatever you give attention to.

Your life is created by the story you tell –
By the memories and all the conversations
That you have and by the way you feel about things
Generally. You know that your feeling good brings
Many blessings. You see all the indications
Of alignment with your true self. You’re doing well.

You’ve the ability to feel differently
Than you do if you want to – just not all at once
Because Law of Attraction, while it’s your best friend,
Will give you what you believe – not what you pretend
To believe. Do believe in receiving your bunce
Not all at once but let it come gradually.

As you find something that you can focus upon
And as you feel your way to less resistant thought
You’ll be joyful, productive, and perfectly clear.
You’ll spend time on the things that to you are most dear.
You do best simply when the good feeling is sought.
Do whatever delights you and then carry on.

The Frequency Of Abundance

Colorful Vibes

I desire enough financial abundance so
That I can do whatever I want happily
But they say that’s ass backwards. I have to find joy
Before I get the money. What I can employ
To get tons of abundance to flow upon me
Is my happiness. This is a good thing to know.

But how can I feel happy in this moment when
I’m working harder than I want on things that I’d
Rather not? There’s a way I can think around it.
I can think of things that will always benefit
My vibration. My feelings are always my guide.
I can choose to be happy again and again.

I have the ability to appreciate
A lot more than I’m doing. I can be kinder
To myself and to others instead of uptight.
I can choose not to do what I know isn’t right.
I can learn how to be a happy thought finder.
It will always keep me in a positive state.

There’s a journey between where I am and where I
Want to be. It has nothing to do with effort
Or with getting myself employed or anything
That’s unpleasant. The difference between smiling
And frowning is the space where I garner support.
With the laws of the universe I must comply.

Happy And Positive Always

Pure Happiness

Once I was bright and happy – a source of sunshine
To the people in my life, in fact, everyone
I encountered enjoyed my enthusiasm.
Now it seems that a part of my heart has grown numb
Due to all of the struggle and hard work I’ve done
For things in my life that will never become mine.

Yet I know by now that by my being happy
My health benefits. My mind and body work best
When I’m happy. There’s plenty of strong evidence
To prove this and it makes absolutely good sense
To make sure that I remain at my happiest.
I want to give to this world the best I can be.

Pleasantness is the issue. Of life energy
Pleasantness is called bliss and of my surroundings
It’s called success. Pleasantness of my emotion
Is called love, compassion, and complete devotion
To the needs of my fellows. My pleasantness brings
Into focus my power. It’s who I must be.

If I’m feeling ecstatic I will hit the ball
A lot better than otherwise but I am not
The issue if I don’t. Once I understand this
Then I am only one moment away from bliss.
No way am I the enigma that time forgot.
How I feel in each moment is truly my call.

Free Yourself From Negativity

Focused Anger

No thought lives in your head rent free and your thoughts cost
Way more than you may realize in the moment.
Thoughts of bitterness, revenge, and resentment are
Perhaps the most expensive because they are far
From delightful. They are of extreme discontent.
To your negative emotions you’ve become lost.

Every time you think of that person who wronged you
That person has hijacked your mind. Your happiness
And your time have been stolen and you are the one
Allowing it to happen. The harm that is done
To the psyche is serious. You may obsess
About giving the son of a gun what is due.

You can choose to occupy your mind with thoughts of
Bitterness or of thoughts that will empower you.
Hatred is like drinking poison and expecting
The other person to die. It’s not affecting
Anyone but yourself. The best thing you can do
Is forgive and grow. This is the pathway to love.

Don’t forgive to make someone else feel better or
Because it’s the ‘right’ thing to do. Do it to free
Yourself from your self-torment. Make room in your mind
For all things that add value to your life. You’ll find
That you can get on with you life and happily.
Keep your real estate open to things you adore.

Your Daily To Do List

Focus Moment

Since this morning you’ve had a chance to meditate,
Change your thinking, and get up to speed with who you
Really are. You know that quieting your mind will
Stop your resistant thinking. When your mind is still
You can come out of it knowing just what to do
With your day – one in which only you can create.

When you quiet your mind you stop resistant thought.
This will cause your vibration to rise. When you run
Or take walks or interact with those who you love
Your vibration increases. It’s way far above
What is normal for most folks. You can be the one
Whose true sense of wellbeing can never be bought.

Anything that will move you in the direction
Of who you truly are will put you in a place
Of receiving direction on how to proceed
With your day. Any method that you use will lead
To a day characterized by provident grace.
Your appreciation strengthens your connection.

So, get on rampages of appreciation.
Make lists of positive aspects. Quiet your mind
Several times throughout your day as you set goals,
Offer effort, and make plans. Be one of those souls
Who has found the best way to keep yourself aligned
With your higher self. It’s cause for celebration.

Ten Thousand Within Days?

Cash On Green

Here’s a wonderful story. It may reinforce
Your belief in your own power to manifest
Anything within days. How terrific is that?
How Law of Attraction works is worth looking at.
So this story is a helpful one to digest.
It puts you in touch with your spiritual source.

Once a guy up and wanted ten thousand dollars
Within days so he used visualization
To study carefully a one hundred dollar
Bill in every detail. He even went so far
As to magnify it just for the sensation.
It was never like he was reaching for the stars.

What he did next was feel it. He turned it around,
Upside down, inside out, and around once again.
Then he smelt it. The freshness of print he took in
To allow limbic brain functioning to begin.
He had gathered enough information to then
Visualize. The perfect technique he had found.

His vision included sorting all the money
Into piles of one hundred’s. He had the feeling
Of its ownership and within just a few days
He was offered an opportunity that pays
The amount he envisioned. It’s most appealing
To have something you imagined then come to be.

Free Yourself Of Negative Thoughts

Disgusted

There are many parts of your personality.
There’s the part who is scared and the one who protects
The one who is fearful. They both serve the ego.
There are others about which you don’t have to know
Except that when they’re unified in all respects
Then you will have evolved much spiritually.

To be well integrated is to be aligned
With your purpose in such a way that all the parts
Of your person are present and on the same page.
How you feel in the present moment is your gauge
Of success. The beginning of your journey starts
With a step into a different frame of mind.

Once you’ve made the commitment to free yourself from
That scared person inside you you’ll notice that there’s
A clear decision point at which your growth takes place.
Spiritual growth happens when you can embrace
The alternative that most effectively spares
You of misery. You don’t want to beat that drum.

Relax and lean away from that dastardly thing
That upset you. Give it room to pass right through you
Without stopping to fester inside of your mind.
With all parts of the personality combined
In one functional being you’re more able to
Deal with whatever in your life is happening.

Mindfulness Thoughts

All That Is

Mind is the forerunner of all things. Out of mind
Are created the many things that we believe
Are important. All human made things start as thoughts.
Often times though the mind may get tied up in knots
As you live your life. What you most want to achieve
Is a balance where with your nature you’re aligned.

When you sit quietly and pay close attention
To your breathing, a river of thought enters in.
The mind secretes thoughts the way the salivary
Glands secret saliva, but don’t let them carry
Any weight. Just keep breathing and you will begin
To lose thought and enter another dimension.

If you could hear the thoughts of someone next to you,
You would get away quickly. You’d think they were ill
In the psyche, but everyone’s experience
Is the same. Mental chatter gets really intense
Normally. It’s like a puppy that can’t sit still.
Yet you seldom think of anything that is new.

It’s like you’re stuck in a motel room late at night.
You can’t sleep so the TV becomes a plaything
But you can’t change the channel. So old thoughts remain
In you mind. It may feel like you’re going insane.
Mindfulness though is capable of offering
Lasting peace and a heck of a lot more insight.

Letting Go Of Struggle

Impossible Effort

Transformation doesn’t come through struggle. So why
Are people so addicted to crawling their way
To success? Transformation comes through awareness.
You stifle your awareness when you are obsessed
With your nose to the grindstone throughout every day.
Things will get more difficult the harder you try.

When you struggle your field of awareness will get
Narrower. As you let go of struggling your field
Of awareness will widen. That’s why you can be
At the beach on a warm sunny day peacefully
Taking in your surroundings, then all is revealed
Of the nature of spirit and there’s no regret.

Now, suppose there’s a friend of yours who happens by.
You get into an argument lasting a while.
During that time, you won’t hear the sound of the waves
Or the wildlife, because now the moment enslaves
Your awareness. You’re struggling in typical style
All because you and someone can’t see eye to eye.

When you lay back again on the beach and return
To your leisure, you will relax naturally
Without trying. You’ll feel the warm sun on your face
And the cool breeze. You’ll know that you’re in the right place
For alignment. Let go of struggle completely
Through a method that’s simple and easy to learn.

Before I Sleep

Sleep Right

If I were hungry I wouldn’t tell you because
The whole world and everything within it is mine.
The cattle of a thousand hills are mine as well.
It would seem that there’s no reason for me to tell
Anyone of my troubles. I’m doing just fine.
The angels are delighted. I hear their applause.

For the most part this day has turned out as it should.
I thank God and the universe and I believe
That tomorrow I’ll be happier than today.
That I wake up to my true self is what I pray.
I would love to remain in the mood to receive
Heaven’s blessings, and heaven knows for me what’s good.

There’s nothing in particular I’m asking for.
I just want a good night sleep. I have no concern
That I wish to have carried into tomorrow
Lest I reactivate some forgotten sorrow.
From heaven I came down and to there I return
With each segment of slumber even if I snore.

I am not the object nor its shadow. What I
Truly am is the light of the world and I can
Change the object and therefore cast a new shadow
On the earth. In so doing I’m able to grow.
I only wish that tomorrow is better than
Today is – this damned hot final day of July.

On Being Alone

Distant Horizon

There are two minds. One mind is always on the run
With its incessant chatter while the other mind
Remains silent. It doesn’t respond to outside
Interference, yet access is never denied
To its clarity. But we’re not often inclined
To partake of its peace as we’re getting things done.

Aloneness doesn’t mean being isolated
Having no friends and vanishing into a cave.
You can do that but you’ll take your two minds with you
And then meditate on things that you were told to
Meditate on. It’s just the way people behave
Aloneness and confinement are not related.

If you just take a moment – five seconds or so
To be quiet, everything that will disappear
In that time is what’s not real. When you’re not thinking
Everything that is lost is what you’d been linking
To your ego which operates much out of fear.
Your moments of aloneness can help you to grow.

When you consider yourself it’s all about thought.
Ninety nine percent of our life experience
Is in this world of virtual reality.
It’s an illusion of garden variety.
Is aloneness now making a whole lot more sense?
What you’ll find will astound you so give it a shot.

Can I Trust My Feelings?

Totally Satisfied

That I have an emotional guidance system
Is apparent, but how do I know that I can
Trust my feelings? Indeed they may be under the
Influence of hypnosis, voodoo, sorcery,
Or illness. It could be something much bigger than
My awareness. It could be something I’d condemn.

Trial and error leads to a keener awareness
But it takes longer and there’s unnecessary
Resistance to contend with. When I meditate
I feel much better able to cooperate
With spiritual forces that influence me.
To the world it’s my best self I want to express.

Streams of pleasant thoughts and guidance come on the heels
Of having quieted the mind. When I follow
That guidance there is always a payoff for me.
As I rid myself of resistance completely
Many blessings of the universe start to flow
Into my life. I can get used to how that feels.

If I’m not under the influence of my Source
Then what I do feels difficult. Passion I feel
When I’m lined up with my Source. I notice when I
Am aligned or not. I need not ask myself why
What I’m doing feels healthy or like an ordeal.
I am guided by a most benevolent force.

Life Mastery

Threshold Of Reality

Do I need confirmation from The Almighty
That I’m well on my journey? How much can I know
That I should know to keep my spirit flying high?
I’ve discovered that if I ask the question why
My life can get better, the universe will show
Me a world that is full of possibility.

After I’ve quieted my mind I can then play
Around with the idea until I receive
An impulse to do something. Whatever I do
Is because I’ve gotten an intuitive clue
From spiritual forces in which I believe.
That’s how in an elevated state I will stay.

Until I feel a sharp elevation in my
Emotions, I can’t be receptive to the grace
That is offered me. What I do is done in bliss.
Any thought other than that I need to dismiss
As irrelevant. What I do I must embrace
With passion. It is a question of do or die.

It must feel like something I really want to do
More than anything else. It’s always productive
But the thrill is the purpose in anything done.
What appears to be work is actually fun.
Life is wonderful if I am willing to give
All I’ve got to the mission that I’m assigned to.

A Better Version Of You

Change Of Appearance

It’s a dream never ending. A beautiful scene
In a wonderful movie is co-creation.
Your concern is with being who you really are.
As momentum increases, you’re not very far
From alignment. You maintain a high vibration
As your guardian angels so often convene.

How can you be a better version of the one
Who is you incarnated? By not giving so
Much attention to it. Don’t think that you’re not there.
Your inner being would have you be more aware
Of yourself as magnificent. It’s good to know
That is stubbornly holds on to that opinion.

You can’t ask the question and receive the answer
At the same time. You can’t be the problem and the
Solution. The more you keep asking, the more you
Keep the answer form coming. Be receptive to
Intuition and insight. The more you can be
Happy with yourself, the more good things will occur.

Get your attention off yourself. Start looking for
Things that are praiseworthy, and when you find something
That delights you, you are being the whole of you.
You are better already. Believe that it’s true.
Be aware of the vibration you’re offering.
Look within. You will discover blessings galore.

The Value Of Daydreaming

Natural Splendor

Remember way back when you were just a young child
Lying in the grass daydreaming and looking up
At the lilac bushes and just feeling delight
In the moment. You knew everything was alright.
It was natural to drink from the loving cup
Of freedom. By nature you were clearly beguiled.

That’s who you can be right now. There’s nobody who
Is the boss of you other than as you perceive
Others to be. They may think that they have control
But they cannot buck the momentum of your soul.
You can daydream around whatever you believe
Is a nuisance and not beneficial to you.

In the privacy of your own mind you create
What you need to assist you in overcoming
The resistance you may face if you dream out loud.
You need not placate others so you can feel proud
Of having jumped through their hoops. It’s like you’re thumbing
Your nose to your own spirit which isn’t so great.

Let your mind go where it naturally will go
If you’re not holding it back, and revel in the
Understanding that you’ll receive information
Of a nature that will help you to get things done
At the spiritual level. Know that you’re free
To dream in any way that will help you to grow.

Daydreaming And Nightmaring

Spatial Consciousness

The sky is either falling or it’s held in place
By the forces of nature. Logic must dictate
That things are as they should be. Things may seem to be
So messed up about our lives that we cannot see
The big picture. The life we intend to create
Is the dream that we surely would want to embrace.

We are creative beings. What we’re born to do
Is to focus. That impulse will still reign supreme
Even though we may not have gotten out ahead
Of our focusing. All of the time we are fed
Impulses as suggestions to support the dream
We’re creating and to affirm its coming true.

To get out ahead of it, choose your vibration
Before focusing. You are never standing still.
Things are always moving. So what influence are
You under? Is it something that’s extremely far
From your true inner guidance? Do not wait until
You are in the midst of utter desperation.

When your thoughts start going south, that’s called a nightmare.
When you’re under the influence of negative
Emotion, it snowballs, but if you take the time
To choose thoughts that to you are supremely sublime,
Then a wonderfully fulfilling life you’ll live.
About how you are feeling you truly must care.

Free From Negativity

Masks Of The Ego

It’s been said that no thought lives in your head rent free
And your thoughts cost you more than you may realize
In the moment. Thoughts of bitterness, resentment,
And revenge are the most costly to the extent
That they hijack your happiness. Your spirit dies
As you justify your feelings vehemently.

Every time you think about that person who wronged
You, that person steals your consciousness. Like your home,
Your mind only has room for so many thoughts, so
It is best that you take the high road and let go
Of the issue, lest you be caught in a syndrome
Of abject desperation that may be prolonged.

Don’t forgive to make someone else feel better or
Because it’s the right thing to do. Forgive for you.
Release your attachment to negativity
To make room for the thoughts that are absolutely
Beneficial. They are of tremendous value.
There will be many new horizons to explore.

When someone mistreats you, in the moment it feels
Like it’s all about you, but more often than not,
It’s about something over which you’ve no control.
Own whatever you can. Forgiveness makes one whole.
You can find relief from misery on the spot.
Take advantage of the only method that heals.

Oneness

Cosmic Net

The ultimate reality underlying
And within all forms, Oneness is undivided
Non-duality. The Supreme Being is an
Infinite field of consciousness. Anyone can
Commune with the divine if properly guided
Through the process. Does your view need modifying?

All of existence is a manifestation
Of the one infinite field. Conscious awareness
Is the very ground or substrate of empty space.
Many spiritual teachings fully embrace
This notion of oneness, and they often express
The importance of mercy, grace, and compassion.

This universe is an appearance within the
Mind of God. This awareness is the very light
And life force within all sentient beings. We are
Manifestations of this insanely bizarre
Physical dimension, and we’re given insight
As it’s asked for from ultimate divinity.

Love for others is love for self, and to forgive
Is to be forgiven. It’s the narcissistic
Ego that veils reality and keeps us trapped
And deluded until we are gracefully tapped
On the shoulder by spirit. Be realistic
In your choosing for yourself the best way to live.

Non-Duality

Integrated Beingness

Non-Duality means not two, undivided,
And without a second. One is all; all is one.
It primarily refers to an evolved state
Of consciousness. One no longer cares to relate
To the ego and its thoughts of separation.
By the oneness, the seeker of truth is guided.

It’s the state of awareness experienced by
Advanced spiritual beings who have dissolved
The ego’s dualistic ways of ignorance,
And replaced them with that which will greatly enhance
Accessing this awareness. We all are involved
In conscious evolution. Need one wonder why?

True non-dual awareness has been taught by those
Who’ve experienced this state. Descriptions are found
Within all religions and the spiritual
Traditions. This advanced state of consciousness shall
Remain something of great value. It may astound
One to know that one can know what the mystic knows.

The state itself is One. It’s beyond location,
Time, culture, belief system, form, language, concept,
And any such notion of exclusivity.
Oneness is the true nature of reality.
In alignment with God consciousness one is kept
As one experiences full transformation.

Perception

The Physical Senses

Perception is the ability to become
Aware of something through the senses which include
Tasting, touching, smelling, hearing, and seeing. They
Along with the mind itself are fixed in the way
Of experiencing truth. The way life is viewed
Keeps us locked in a perceptual conundrum.

From a single point of observation, there seems
To be a here or there, this or that, now or then,
And a space with dimensions where time elapses,
But it is all the result of brain synapses
That consciousness is prone to again and again
Keep itself occupied in a world of extremes.

How one perceives the world is dependent on one’s
Level of consciousness, which is the result of
Past karmic influences, beliefs, and ego
Dominance. There’s a limit to what one can know
Through the ego mind. One can learn to rise above
Its agenda and all of its misperceptions.

The content of the ego mind is a product
Of perception. No independent existence
Can it have. It and all of its activities,
Including its preoccupation with disease,
Depends on one’s indwelling divine effulgence.
Our perceptions are only a mental construct.

Positionality

The Part Each Plays

Positionality refers to how social
Position and power shape identities and
Access within society. Dualistic
Mental structures within the ego mind can trick
Itself into believing that it’s in command
By virtue of position and its rationale.

Positionalities include cherished values,
Beliefs, attitudes, and judgments. They are ingrained
During childhood. Reinforced by society,
They become an illusion of reality.
In order to function well, they must be maintained.
One becomes manipulated by social cues.

Positionalities provide all the juice the
Ego needs to maintain its hold and dominance
Of the mind. Race, religion, nationality,
Gender, or how one postures politically
Are examples of position and they enhance
The ego’s own agenda of needing to be.

Phenomena are not either fair or unfair,
Good or bad, right or wrong, or somewhere in-between.
We become judgmental and opinionated
Over things that can’t possibly be related
To enlightenment where the big picture is seen.
Of the ego we can only be more aware.

Levels Of Consciousness

Colorful Thinking

Different levels of consciousness signify
Distinct programs within the mind. One’s behavior,
Beliefs, thoughts, attitudes, opinions, and world view
Manifest in the mind in relationship to
How conscious or unconscious one is. It’s for sure
That there are many levels. Need we wonder why?

Unconscious means delusional and ignorant
Of the truth of one’s being. Inequalities
And injustices occupy the ego mind,
Yet this is the awareness of all humankind.
How do we deal with our spiritual disease?
To reach the higher levels is damned important!

Each person who is born into this world starts at
A certain level of consciousness determined
By one’s entire karmic inheritance and the
Subjective experience of life. One can be
In a state of mind where one is never chagrined.
What could be more consciousness expanding than that?

Higher levels and the paths to reach them have been
Taught by spiritual masters for centuries.
The spiritual spectrum, as it’s understood,
Is from pure hell to perpetual Buddhahood.
In-between is only a matter of degrees.
So, our purpose here is to fully awaken.

Soul

Transition

The true basis for sentience is each living soul.
It’s one’s immortal essence, one’s inner being,
Or one’s eternal point of light or consciousness.
Transcendental it is as it doesn’t possess
Any physical substance. It’s overseeing
Everything that one goes through as that is its role.

The soul is the most sacred part of a person.
It’s the capacity to experience life.
It’s the very source of the conscious energy
Animating and activating the body
And the mind. It’s immune to the consistent strife
Of humanity even though it may worsen.

One inhabits the physical body, but one
Is not the body. One is the essence within.
One gets lost in outward identification
With the body and ego, and when this is done,
All kinds of unexpected issues will begin
To frustrate one’s life and cause utter confusion.

Consciousness doesn’t depend on the physical
But vice versa. It exists independently
Of the physical. We are all spiritual
Beings in bodies doing what’s most natural
To our best understanding. Eventually,
We become well acquainted with this rationale.

Intention

Trial And Error

An intention is an idea that you plan
Or want to carry out. It is one of the most
Powerful forces there is. If you mean to do
Something, whether or not you accomplish it, you
Have mustered an intention. You had been engrossed
In its outcome even before the plan began.

To survive and to feel better are the basic
Intentions of the ordinary ego mind.
Spiritual intentions have the power to
Energize and give you a more positive view
Of reality. You can become more refined
In you focus. It isn’t that much of a trick.

They are set internally or externally
And are closely related to one’s objective,
Purpose, aim, goal, design, or dream. As one creates
With intention, the universe coordinates
Everything to one’s favor. One therefore can live
A life free of the ego’s negativity.

Intentions set up priorities and values
And direct commitment and determination.
Some powerful intentions are: “I intend to
Accept responsibility for what I do.
I intend to make peace with my situation.
I intend to be mindful in all that I choose.”

Narcissism

Extreme Self-Focus

Narcissists typically are preoccupied
With themselves to excess. They need admiration.
They may seem to be confident, but it’s an act
That’s put on in order to cover up the fact
That they’re unstable and insecure. Creation
Of a powerful image keeps them satisfied.

Narcissism, known as a personality
Disorder, is characterized by excessive
Self-absorption, self-centeredness, and vanity.
There can be a deep hatred for authority.
Lack of empathy means they’re unable to give
True support to another emotionally.

Narcissistic pride is the very foundation
And core of the ego itself. Its animal
Nature is something that all humanity shares.
It’s not unusual to find someone who cares
For humanity and its joyous survival.
Narcissism is its own justification.

Narcissism is typical of the lower
Levels of consciousness. The major illusion
Is that one is separate from all existence.
One can’t silence the ego at its own expense,
But one can mitigate sorrow and confusion
By knowing that it’s all part of human nature.

Personality

Expression Of Diversity

A complex combination of qualities and
Characteristics is called personality.
It forms an individual’s own character.
It’s unique, and people treat it as if it were
The true self. It’s presented to society
As a person of which one has total command.

This aspect of the ego is influenced and
Developed in direct relation to patterns
Integrated in childhood. They are reinforced
And become habit until they’re fully endorsed
By the ego. Truth is the least of its concerns.
It’s too simple for it to fully understand.

It’s an intricate system of learned responses.
Whether one is agreeable, honest, and kind,
Or angry and resentful depends on many
Factors including karma, but definitely
One’s prevailing level of consciousness and mind.
Its behavior is subject to consequences.

Spiritual work and understanding leads to
The realization that one is not the thing
That’s called mind and that thinks things. One is the pristine
Awareness beyond mind. Everything can be seen
To be nameless and simply a conscious being.
Be open to discovering the one most true.

Mind

Grasp Of Hope

The mind is the faculty of human beings
To reason and to think. It includes perception,
Thinking, memory, opinions, consciousness, and
Judgment. It has the potential to understand,
Imagine, recognize, and get many things done.
It is responsible for processing feelings.

In spiritually advanced thought, this thinking
Mind is the ego. It’s in fact called the small mind.
Dualistic in nature, it identifies
Itself as a person. It assumes the disguise
Of a personal construct wherein it will find
Dominance. It’s addicted to what that will bring.

The egoic lower mind is attached to and
Quite infatuated with the thinking process,
Because the delusion of conventional thought
Is its reason for being. It often gets caught
In a psychic dilemma all due to the stress
Of maintaining the false illusion of command.

Spiritual advancement is the consequence
Of undoing the ignorance and dominance
Of the lower ego thinking mind. The process
Is intensified with one’s increased willingness
To evolve and to spiritually advance.
The true mind is the context of one’s existence.

Reality

Metaverse

Reality is the quality or the state
Of being actual or true. Reality
Is the totality of all things possessing
Actuality and essence. Its existing
Is reliant on nothing. It happens to be
Not something that the neural processes create.

Yet, our commonsense notion of reality
Is that our outward focused senses give us all
That we need, but smells, sounds, and colors don’t exist
In the outer world actually. In the midst
Of the dream of perception, we don’t hear the small
Voice within giving guidance completely for free.

The nature of reality itself and the
Relationship between the mind, language, culture,
And reality are the two aspects addressed
By philosophy. It’s sentiment is expressed
As an intricate puzzle, oblique and obscure.
So, how can one best understand reality?

The science of consciousness and the role of the
Observer in quantum mechanics is quickly
Catching up with what wise ones of ancient revealed.
All that exists is one conscious energy field
That is totally absent of duality.
Awareness beyond mind is true identity.

Lower Self Versus Higher Self

Grasp Of Hope

The lower self is the ego. It’s the content
Of the mind, It’s the thinker, the judge, the chooser,
The doer, the self, the emotional feeler,
And above all a masterful wheeler dealer.
When things don’t go right it becomes the accuser.
It’s the main source of human struggle and torment.

This lower self is self-grasping, self-cherishing,
And completely identified with image, name,
Thought and form. It’s conventional and dependent
On something greater than itself. Conscious intent
Is focused upon winning the survival game.
The great fear of the ego is its perishing.

Lower self, the ego, the personality
Is dependent upon the much higher being
Called the higher self. It’s the context of the mind –
Not the content. It’s nature is true and refined.
It’s the silent observer who’s overseeing
Everything that the ego is trying to be.

The eye of the higher self is the eye of God
Witnessing the unfolding of the creation
As it’s happening now. It is the omniscient
Awareness of the infinite ever present
That can bring about a total restoration
Of the lower self and its survival façade.

Intuition

Creative Readiness

Intuition is a sensing of the spirit.
It’s the ability to understand or know
Something instantly based on one’s feelings rather
Than the facts. It’s often described as an inner
Voice or a gut feeling. It is not like a flow
But a flash. Naturally it’s a benefit.

Intuition is an instinctual process
That gains clarity and accuracy the more
One advances spiritually. A knowing
Without knowing, it is the true spirit showing
What’s best for oneself. It is a warning before
Acting in such a way that will cause one distress.

It’s when you know instinctively that something you
Are doing is right or wrong, or when you feel that
Someone is lying to you, or that something just
Isn’t right. It’s a feeling you can learn to trust.
It’s beyond thinking in a logical format.
It’s directly connected to all that is true.

Intuition is a faculty of the mind
But beyond mental processes. You just know it.
Realizations are effortless and freeing.
Intuition is a core part of your being.
It’s a gift out of nowhere for your benefit.
With the spiritual it remains intertwined.

Spirit

Eternal Being

Spirit is the animating power within
All living creatures. It is one’s vital essence.
One’s spirit is entirely nonphysical
It is made solely of energy, and it shall
Never cease to exist. One can experience
One’s own spirit, but how does the novice begin?

The spirit is the witnessing inner presence
Who observes yet remains silent. This personal
Stream of consciousness is beyond the ego mind,
And this mind beyond ego is easy to find
Through an experience that is transcendental.
One’s belief that it is makes a big difference.

The spirit, soul, or essence is a resident
Of the body and perceives its reality
Through the physical senses which often deny
The nonphysical dimension. One must apply
Spiritual techniques to get progressively
Better at reconnecting by conscious intent.

Perception veils the unseen and nonphysical
Dimension of reality. The spirit blends
And identifies with form which is limited
To the ego’s assessments, yet one can instead
Be aware of what the purest spirit intends.
Know that what spirit wants is more beneficial.

Thinking

Semi Deep Thought

Thinking is the process of using one’s mind to
Consider or to reason regarding something.
It’s an autonomous function of the ego,
And it thinks thoughts of happiness or of sorrow
According to beliefs and social programming.
The mind is dualistic in its point of view.

The mind processes its concepts with the notion
Of a subject an object. Thoughts are constructive
When they’re focused and conscious, but usually,
The mind is bombarded pretty much endlessly
With extraneous content. In order to live
With some balance requires specific devotion.

The ego mind loves to judge, consider, presume,
Regard, ponder, and ruminate. The delusion
Of the thinking process stems from one’s believing
That one is one’s ego, but this is deceiving
The true self and can lead to utter confusion.
Thoughts can be of enlightenment or utter doom.

Thinking is seen as the main tool of survival.
Thoughts are seen as precious, personal, and unique.
Realize that the ego mind is in denial
That there are other tools that are much more worthwhile.
Change your mind to the focus of that which you seek,
Which is to celebrate a true self revival.

Grace And Meaning

Carefree Living

The ultimate source of all life and existence
Is what grace is. It’s an essential quality
Of the being called God. Beyond all forms and names,
Grace and God are synonymous, yet our word games
Are confusing at best. What grace happens to be
Is the way to salvation at no one’s expense.

Grace is the unmerited divine assistance
Given to humans for their purification.
To all those seeking truth it is given freely.
It’s the omnipotent gift of love and mercy.
Often times the soul requires regeneration.
It becomes available in this circumstance.

At the heart of faith is the truth that humankind
Is a divine creation not separate from
God, but lost and confused. Ensnared in the grip of
The ego, we become reacquainted with love
Through divine grace. Everyone is in need of some
On occasion because that’s the way we’re designed.

It’s the source of our guidance, of inspiration,
Commitment, dedication, and perseverance.
God is everywhere, meaning grace is everywhere.
It’s the strength that is necessary to take care
Of the issues of egos. It isn’t by chance
That your own salvation has already begun.

Dharma

The Wheel Of Life

It’s an Eastern term that has no direct single
Word translation. It’s a complex set of meaning
And interpretation. To the extent that it
Can be defined, some human behaviors will fit
The description of dharma. It is a cleaning
Of the space where dirty vibrations comingle.

It’s the essential nature of reality
And the teachings and practices that enable
Realization of that essential nature.
Dharma is at the heart of the legislature
That orders the whole universe. It’s a label,
Nonetheless, it’s helpful to a conscious degree.

There’s a right and a true way for each person to
Act in order to best serve themself and others.
Dharma is closely associated with the
Noble concepts of selfless service and duty.
It’s the right way of living and often refers
To the path that is for one the truest of true.

Following your dharma means that you’re pursuing
The calling that is truest for you. Anything
That upholds or sustains the positive order
Is of dharma. The life that one would most prefer
Is one that is spiritually fulfilling.
It’s the one source of abundance and wellbeing.

Consciousness

The Experience Of Being

Of life itself consciousness is the very seed.
At its simplest it means sentience, cognizance, or
The awareness of internal or external
Existence. Consciousness is the very kernel
Of one’s being. It’s something that one can explore
With abandon such that the true spirit is freed.

Consciousness, often synonymous with the mind,
Is sometimes seen as merely an aspect of it.
It’s the capacity for experiencing.
It is connected to an eternal wellspring
Of existence. If one is able to permit
Its expansion, then much happiness one will find.

It pervades and illuminates mind and body.
It’s beyond the mind’s contents, such as memories,
Fantasies, thoughts, and feelings. It’s the foundation
Of the mind itself. It’s most helpful to the one
Seeking truth to know that it can be done with ease.
All it takes is a bit of curiosity.

Advancing one’s awareness into the higher
Levels of being is the most beneficial
Thing one can do for oneself and humanity.
What existed before mental activity
Will exist when it’s finished. It is eternal.
Nothing here in this world does it need to acquire.

Concept

Mental Contents

A concept is a name or a label that’s used
To identify objects. It’s an idea
Or a mental picture that is agreed upon
By society. Then its elite echelon
Makes it part of the whole verbal diarrhea.
It’s no wonder there is such a word as ‘confused.’

Concepts are produced by the ego thinking mind
That is limited to its perceptually
Created abstractions, language, labels, and names.
To describe and explain things is one of the aims
Of the ego’s agenda. In reality,
Nothing is close to being the name it’s assigned.

It’s true for all phenomena in existence,
Whether physical objects or intangible
Ideas, like spirit, being, or consciousness.
Yet the ego cannot fully function unless
It creates its abstractions. It can be helpful
If one realizes the ego’s concept sense.

Concepts are important and are necessary
For people to communicate and get along
In a world everchanging. Our understanding
That nothing can be as we describe it will bring
Clarity of consciousness. One cannot go wrong
In accepting the ego as illusory.

Ethics

Law And Order

It’s a branch of knowledge and philosophy, and
It deals with moral principles, obligation,
Good and bad, right and wrong, and with moral duty.
Religious institutions and society
Provide guidelines for conduct and the creation
Of the laws people live by and must understand.

The main human problem is that of ignorance.
Ethics serve as a guide to our daily living
And help us to determine if we are aligned
With behavior appropriate as it’s defined
By the laws because they are designed for giving
Us direction in every kind of circumstance.

Guidelines for behavior are taught and practiced in
All religious and spiritual traditions.
Spiritual masters of each have taught us much
In the way of behavioral scripture and such.
It’s one of society’s primary missions
To absolve all of humanity of its sin.

Know what is right, do what is good, and discover
Peace of mind, true contentment, and serenity.
The practice of self-mastery is a virtue.
Raise your level of consciousness and you will do
Your part in raising that of all humanity.
It’s okay to be a human nature lover.

Belief

Prayer

Beliefs are what determines one’s experience.
A belief is a certain mental attitude
Of acceptance toward a position without
The full knowledge required to prove beyond all doubt
That it’s true absolutely, and thus it’s valued
As something fundamental. It makes perfect sense.

Beliefs are then conceptual programs that run
Within the human ego, therefore they create
And maintain personalities. Initially,
They’re adopted in childhood and programmed by the
People in our environment. It’s not by fate
That beliefs take on meaning for most everyone.

A belief is entirely conceptual and
Intellectual. The ego mind generates
What it needs to convince itself of what it knows
To be true, therefore it bears the need to oppose
Certain things, and a firm attitude it creates.
Often beyond this mindset one cannot expand.

It’s best to summon up compassion for all those
Dominated by ignorance and limiting
Belief systems and to endeavor to undo
Dualistic programming. One’s own point of view
Can be made to be inclusive of everything.
Consciousness becomes more enlightened as it grows.

Awareness

At One

Awareness is one’s very capacity for
Experiencing. As such, it’s primary to
All of life and existence. Without awareness
Nothing could be known. Consciousness is nothing less
Than a miracle. It’s the being part of you.
Within yourself there’s plenty for you to explore.

Are you conscious? Are you alive. Are you aware
That you are? How do you know that you’ve come to be
Who and what you are? Within you there’s a knowing
That you know that you are. There’s no sense in going
Through mental calisthenics in order to see
That awareness is much an internal affair.

Perception through the senses depends on something
Greater than oneself. The body could not perceive
Itself were it not for the mind. The foundation
Of the mind is awareness. Every creation
Is born out of awareness. All that you achieve
Is through conscious attention on what you’re doing.

Only pure awareness can state that it’s beyond
All concepts of existence and nonexistence.
Turn the mind inward upon itself and behold
The presence of divinity. Then you’ve found gold.
Benefits of awareness are truly immense.
Be aware of how the universe will respond.

Attitude

Life Is Good

Attitude defines the person. It is a learned
Tendency to evaluate things in a way
That is certain. People, issues, things, or events
Are the predispositions which are the contents
Of the ego mind wherein the attitude may
Have a wide range as the total self is concerned.

Attitudes range form very bad to very good.
In psychology, attitude is the construct
Of a mental and emotional entity
That characterizes a person. It can be
The main influencer of a person’s conduct.
Many social factors need to be understood.

For spiritual seekers, it’s good to know that
Attitudes will change over time. By letting go
Of beliefs and positions that are negative
A much healthier life on this earth you will live.
Attitudes will change naturally as we grow
In experience. Your searching never falls flat.

Attitudes laced with jealousy, hatred, and fear
Have been associated with ill health, whereas
Positive attitudes such as joy, love, and peace
Help the body. There is a substantial increase
In wellbeing. Do know that your attitude has
Everything to do with what in life does appear.

Remove Force From Your Life

Hot Race

To resist all evil means to give up the fight.
Your problems are not solvable by using force.
When you become a fighter against anything
Onto the forces that created it you cling.
It takes conscious awareness to get to the source
Of your struggle. You know that things are not all right.

In this material world, things move at a pace
That causes much anxiety, illness, and pain.
It’s slow-moving energy ironically.
It’s the kind that always asks, “What’s in it for me?”
Scurrying to meet deadlines can drive you insane.

Life does not have to be a chaotic rat race.

Hold no one or no thing in judgment. You cannot
Bring spiritual harmony to an issue
As long as you accept the idea that one
Side is right. You will never reach a solution.
Judging others means only that something in you
Needs expressing, and it doesn’t mean a whole lot.

When you slow yourself down, you will actually
Always speed up your spiritual vibration.
Peaceful, tranquil thoughts clear the chatter in the mind.
While you’re stopped at a traffic light, be more inclined
To connect with your inner peace. Meditation
Is the wonderful practice of letting things be.

Attract What You Want

Matter Becoming

“As you think, so shall you be.” There are many ways
To acquire things that you want, but basically,
It begins with how you choose to think about things.
Ultimately, only positive thinking brings
What you want to be part of your reality.
How do you get more happiness into your days?

You become what you think about throughout the day.
Thoughts expand. Then they become a magnetic force
That attracts situations that match their nature.
It’s important to make sure you’re thinking is pure.
Thinking unconsciously causes certain remorse
Because there is nothing turning out quite your way.

You can’t give away what you don’t have. So you know
That you can’t give away love if there’s none to give.
If what you have inside you is contempt and fear,
It’s difficult to consider anyone dear.
It is up to you to decide how you will live.
You must have love within you or it cannot show.

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you
Look at change.”
It’s because of your powerful mind

That you are where you are now. It’s the beginning
Of developing an attitude of winning.
You can leave all the negative feelings behind
So that you can discover a life that is new.

Thought Is Yours

Joyful Imagining

Everything that is in the universe vibrates.
The magic of your cell phone will demonstrate this.
Electrons move at light speed. With the naked eye,
You perceive things as solid and may not care why
Everything is in motion. You cannot dismiss
The reality of how the world operates.

At the atomic level, things are quite alive.
There’s a dance going on with everything you see.
There are things that exist that you cannot perceive,
But in high-definition signals you believe.
This is how you experience reality.
It is like data stored on you solid state drive.

Think of all your relationships. What constitutes
Your connection with all of them? It’s only thought.
Everything that has happened to you until now
Is through your mind. Does this knowledge raise an eyebrow?
It’s an amazing thing what your thinking has brought
To your present reality its attributes.

Thought Is Yours to do anything with that you please,
And when you use your thought in cooperation
With the laws of the universe, you will vibrate
To the tune of your calling, and you will create
A better world around you. Start having more fun.
Get accustomed to how your inner being sees.

Mental Organization

Mind Maintenance

Organizing your mind is something you can do
Easily, and once organization is done,
Anything that you wish happens. You have control
Over much in your life. It will make you feel whole.
You will get along better with most everyone.
You will always be showing the best side of you.

Everything created on the planet was first
And idea. The mind is a powerful tool.
Wonderful things the mind has created, also
Things of horror. We don’t know which way it could go.
As a species, it seems we’re evoking the fool.
We do not care if things may turn out for the worst.

We can learn to create the right things with the mind
And not live accidentally. That’s creating
At its best, but we’re creating compulsively.
Consciously we can do it. We’re perfectly free
To choose love over interfering and hating.
A fulfilling existence in peace we may find.

The mind tunes the whole system. Your emotional,
Mental, and physical energies, when aligned
All in one direction, will give you clarity.
Otherwise, you’ll be running around endlessly
With no path to be followed. Embrace humankind
With compassion. It is totally natural.