Being With Pain


Illness. Pain. The mind wants solutions… suggesting… trying… what if this, what if that…. it wants to escape the body pain… now! It’s so persistent in its quest to stop this actual ‘what is’ state. Jibber-jabbering away wanting to be helpful. I’m sitting here watching it do its thing… creating fear, scary thought, anxiety stories, all kinds and varieties of stories. I used to resist the mind and the body and the stories, but that just kept me tethered even more. So, I watch it do its thing. Jibber-jabber… when will it?… what if?… stop me in my tracks writhe, grimace involuntarily; disapprove of it as I’m sending it love and approval; call out to Uriel, Lester, god god god, a friend… what a cacophonous symphony. Not a distraction. Not to be denied, ignored, or by-passed. But to have the courage to dive into the apparent chaos where peace, pain, noise, silence, whatever-ness, and all of it resides. This is the challenge of illness… and life.
Courage to be with all of it, and to let it be all of what it is. Until it isn’t.
mu, 02/15/2016

Ojai, CA

Love is All – INclusive

  
BE AWARE that any reframing or reinterpretation of what is perceived as ‘negative’ or ‘unloving’ by the mind into anything other than what it is in the moment — including into a picture or language of positivity, is resistance. Resistance is in opposition to allowance of All — of the Allness. Allowance of All is Love. Needing or wanting to reframe or reinterpret anything in language or thought is simply another face of FEAR perspective where there can be no true all-encompassing consciousness of Love. Fear does not equal love, but paradoxically is encompassed within Love.

Loving it All and not wanting or having to reframe or reinterpret through ANY lens, including a lens of Love, is an awakened state of BEing, which paradoxically (not) INcludes another’s need or want to reinterpret anything.

Repression, resistance, denial of ANYthing you perceive is not a highly-evolved awakened end state. I see many people stopping there in a psuedo feel-good state because they have convinced themselves if it feels “good” it is the be all end all. But does it really feel “good”? The mind is very convincing, but if one is courageously and fearlesly honest with oneself and peels away layers to get to what is real and true in the moment, the stuff that is being resisted, denied and repressed is still right there and always will be. But you *can* get to a state where it doesn’t matter either way. Impeturbability. Supreme Peace.

Consciousness knows when you are lying to it or forcing something on it that is not AUTHENTIC. Do you want an Authentically True Peace? Resistance and reinterpretation is not the way, but like all things and states, it can be a step on the way. (There really is no hierarchical linear ‘stepping’ anyway… but this is the language we use to paint a picture).

It is currently trendy to talk about and “teach” the philosophy of “It’s all goodness and love and light the rest is illusion,” but there is something even more all-inclusive and wonderful beyond that intellectual understanding and linguistic/behavioral modification practice.

Stop trying to bullshit yourself and your mind. Bullshitting a bullshitter (the mind) is futile. And Consciousness is not stupid. Let go of judging anything as good/bad, right/wrong, dark/light, negative/positive. Go beyond your desiring, wanting, or needing to re-interpret anything you perceive. Allow it to Be as it shows up.

Ultimately, WE the One Consciousness and “Love” (but not the limited human concept and construct of what love is). We can call it Love, God, Dog, Lala Land, or any other manmade word. We are/It is all there is INcluding anything perceived as being ‘other than’ Itself. Soak that up. Revel in that.

Love includes all things your mind tells you it is not.

Reinterpreting is unecessary. This is what an Awakened Consciousness Revolution is about.

♡ mu ♡

Ojai, CA

09/30/2015

Sadhu: A Precious Gift

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A subtle shift of focus… the precious gifts…

My missing Sadhu (our loyal 14 year old dog son) in the physical is overshadowed by the precious gifts. The gift of his presence in my life. The blessing of knowing he is free and infinitely part of All now. Unbounded. No longer apparently limited by the physical body. That gives me a profound sense of peace and bittersweet joy, just as it did in the moment of his leaving. Being fully present with each gut-wrenching second of all of it as I sang him to sleep for the last time. No regrets. No if-onlys. No what-ifs for me…or for him. It was all said. All shared. All known and felt. A good-bye gift.

The Love remains in hearts eternally connected. The gift that keeps on giving. Through all of our hellos and our goodbyes, that’s what this life is all about. – mu, June 6, 2014

 

Always Remember…

magical-lotusAlways Remember…

You are a worthy human being. Not for what you do or don’t do… or how you do it.

Not for what others think of you, or who they might want you to be. Just for simply BEing alive.

You don’t need to please anyone to be worthy of love. Just BE who you are.

Always remember…

You are so much more than just a mind and body. You are miraculous. The one infinite source of everything that is made manifest through you.

BE the pure love that you really are… that you were before the conditioning, before you were smothered by the weight and folly of the physical world.

Liberate yourself of ego baggage. Let it go and BE free. BE who you were before the moment of conception… before the moment of arrival… pure unconditioned Life en potentia.

Always remember…

You are not alone.

You are connected to everything and you are everything.

You are love and you are loved.

Always remember… who you really are and just BE that.

– mu