Month: November 2014

The Meaning of Thanksgiving Transformed

The egoic mind, if you choose to listen to it, will tell you that what follows here is optomistic insanity. It might tell you that, because it has never happened, it cannot happen. Only when enough of us trust that it is in the process of happening now will the loving fuse be fully lit.   Reflections on the Evolving Meaning of True Thanksgiving Sitting down to a big table with loved ones on Thanksgiving has been a way for us to remember gratitude for what we have been given, for the bounty in our lives.  In the harmonized time to come, humanity will prioritize a different aspect of gratitude: thanksgiving for the opportunity to be of service to apparent others. I use the term “apparent others” to suggest to you that there is no “them,” just Us.  As we notice how we feel when we are of service to another or to an animal or plant, we get more and more comfortable being of service more often. Being of true service is not about earning the admiration of others, not about feeling superior, not about tallying up points for eternal salvation. As you serve others you are raising your vibration and that of collective consciousness. You are helping Us evolve. Please take a look at this short video, and notice how you feel as you do. What could...

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The Great Social Epidemic: The Mutual Mask Maintenance Racket

This is the second of two parts.  The first is here: http://simpleawakeningtools.com/the-fishy-behavior-of-so-called-civilized-world/ . As humanity is hurtling towards its awakening, there all all kinds of opportunities to either maintain the present status quo—because we have been afraid of the unknown, the unexperienced, and the unpracticed…or to make more productive choices in how we live our lives. Some will call what follows judgmental or harsh.  No one is here judged as being bad or wrong.  These are observations about what is and what is not working along the road to our collective awakening. Those who are getting fed up with wearing masks—fed up with pretending that they feel more powerful than they really do feel—may find some catharsis in what follows here. Let’s start with the last word in the title: racket.  Like so much of our language, it has differing, sometimes conflicting, meanings.  Merriam-Webster offers these: 1. confused clattering noise :  clamor   2. social whirl or excitement 3. the strain of exciting or trying experiences 4. a fraudulent scheme, enterprise, or activity 5. a usually illegitimate enterprise made workable by bribery or intimidation 6. an easy and lucrative means of livelihood The kind of racket we are exploring here is mostly having to do with variations of the last four on that list. It is a mutual protection racket, one that encourages us to keep our masks firmly...

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Moths to Flame, Dogs Chasing Cars. Why?

Why do dogs chase cars, the destructive power of which is so much greater than theirs to intimidate or kill? Why do moths fly into flame? Maybe it is because they have no built-in mechanism that clearly tells them that such behavior might cause them harm. Why does humanity indulge so many self-destructive actions and thoughts? We have a mechanism within that might send us in a more empowering direction, yet we have somehow failed to pay attention to it, to value it. This mechanism might be characterized as the heart. The heart can fully serve us only to the extent that we identify with it. As long as we identify with an imaginary entity that keeps us divided from each other and from our true and loving self, we cannot realize our destined harmony on this planet. To provide an understandable, doable, non-dogmatic structure for accelerating our movement into harmony is the purpose of the Simple Awakening Tools Program. It is only offered for those who are receptive.  There is no intent here to sell or to convince. You will find more here.  You get to decide if it is for you. And, by the way, here is a short and amusing look at why moths fly into flame. It is a beautifully ironic hypothesis. Might it be that they are, like much of humanity, looking for love...

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The FISHy Behavior of the So-Called Civilized World

Most of the people of the world are not wired and ready to be receptive to what follows here.  And there are many who are wired and ready for cathartic and loving change. If you have the guts to read here for two minutes, you may find out if this fits for you.  It’s not the same old crap in a different wrapper. Pictured above: a batfish . Most folks’ behavior is fishy at best.  We treat each other poorly but want others to treat us well.   Many are petty, vain, judging and controlling.  Others maintain their artificial variety of power by manipulating others to pity them. We keep trying the same strategies for living that have never worked and expect that if we do it long enough we will benefit.  We maintain with our attention and support groups and institutions that obviously (to those willing to be aware) are doing the opposite of what they pretend to be doing to serve us. Most of us hang around with the same people who have the same kinds of problems and the same kinds of responses to their problems.  We either dress alike to fit in or go out of our way to look different. We see that we are getting sucked in to the same old traps, and we set ourselves up for that over and over, often with the...

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A Preview of the Simple Awakening Tools Program

Offered without arrogance or attachment, as your equal: The power of love is vast, beyond comprehension of the mind.  It is my truth that when as few as 9,000 of us (the approximate square root of     1% of the human population of the world) truly awaken, the world will soon realize our loving destiny.  It is the purpose of this program to make a substantial contribution to the propelling of this awakening. For some substantiation on the square root number, see this. Maybe most of the people who are awake enough to be aware of their problems and the challenges of the world figure that there is nothing they can do about either set of problems…or they have no clue as to what they might do effect change.  While it may sound to some like a useless  platitude, changing your world starts with changing your behavior, your thoughts and your responses to life. If you are open to exploring something quite different than the popular religious or New Age ways of discovering your true power you may find the new email-delivered/private coaching program worthy of your time and attention. . It is not the same old crap in a different wrapper, not like what is parodied in the picture below. It has been developed independently over the last 17 years as, until quite recently, primarily a tool set for...

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