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Week Twenty-Three: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Am I the Vine?

 

snowy-owl-101117-02Owls are silent hunters.  Silent as in absolutely without sound. No flapping wings. And contrary to the scenes of them delivering mail in the Harry Potter movies, no vocalizations either. I remember one morning when I was in the woods near my home, I spied an owl perched in a tree. I gazed at him for more than a few minutes, remaining absolutely still as well. Finally he swooped from one tree to another….in silence….I continued to observe him.  After about 15 minutes, I became aware of another presence somewhere.  I searched the treetops and in a second tree some 100 feet away, very close to the top, was another owl.  My gaze moved between them for several more minutes, until they both took flight and silently disappeared into the deeper woods.

The silence brings increased awareness, a higher consciousness, a profound understanding that we truly are all connected.  When my vibration is that of peace and harmony, nature reveals her secrets, her magical beauty and wonders.  It is a perfect expression of the Law of Least Effort.  In that space, I am in absolute acceptance. I choose responsibility for my entire being, consciously aligning with God All That Is, and I am utterly defenseless…..what is there to defend when you are at one with all?

Immersing in Silence and Stillness produces Serenity, with the effect of being Vibrantly Alive on a whole new level.

A Spiritual Being, the Uncreated, having an experience of the Created World.  It’s how God chose to grow us.  Tending to the Vine vine and branchescauses the branches to grow stronger and faster, reaching new heights, and producing a bountiful harvest of fruit.

Am I the vine because I am the branch, producing the fruit, supported and sustained by the vine, of like being with it, at one with it, the same in substance, just different in degree?

Am I the vine because I see clearly what is to come before it is created?

Am I the vine because I work through the power of the Spirit to mold the plasticity of creation into the forms that serve me and allow me to be of service to others?

Am I the vine because I give joyously, thereby creating the space to receive joyously?

These are the never ending stories of our hearts unfolding as we greet each sunrise, each moonrise, each turning of the circles of life within.

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Week Twenty-Two A: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Footnotes in Eternity

 

in-the-stillness-of-the-mind-saw-myself-sri-nisargadatta-maharajThe cacophony of monkey-mindedness ceased.  The rhythm of sleeping, waking, praying, meditating, food preparation, caring for the fuzzies , all to the accompaniment of stillness and silence, worked its way deeply into my soul. 

Stillness:  The Priceless Gift of five days preceded with a day wherein I only had to engage the world once, and followed by two more days of relative silence.  I rediscovered that Stillness is a requirement for my mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being.  At its close, I was filled with gratitude for that time apart, and rested my head on my pillow with happy thoughts of re-engaging the world. Upon awakening, immediately began The Hero’s Second Journey….and that path had many obstacles and adversaries who would not have me return.

My world transformed from round to flat.  Everything was FLAT, Meaningless, Empty.

In The Hero with A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell tells us that many heroes refuse the return to the tribe. Frodo never wasElvesattheGreyHavens able to integrate back into The Shire. Four years after his Great Adventure began, he, together with his Guides, Bilbo and Gandalf, having been granted special dispensation to join the last ship of the Elves, bade farewell to his friends, boarded that vessel and sailed into the West.

Thus began my own edition of Conversations with God. 

Chapter One:  “Thanks, God…….We had over a week to sort these out, and You waited until NOW to change up everything?”

OOOPS!!!!  Use the tools. Turn that anger into focused energy. When you choose leadership, you take on the mantle of Mentor and Guide to others traversing their own Hero’s Journey.  Their paths and your path intertwine, intersect, and connect, as well as diverge.  

Chapter Two: “God, If I had passage on that last ship into the West, I, too, would board her.” 

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OOOPS!!!  Use the tools.  Scroll Six:  I am the master of my emotions.   Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.  Today, I master my moods through positive action.

Chapter Three:  “OK, God. Your Word tells us that you give us the desires of our hearts. That means that You place those desires in our hearts, and then, if we choose to use them, You open the way for their fulfillment.  You imbued me with a heart for leadership and legacy. Right now, they are like unto the One Ring bourn by the Ring Bearer.  [The Ring, being inherently evil, destroyed all who touched it, even Frodo. In and of his own strength, he could not release that great power which had slowly consumed his soul.]  Is THAT my path?”

OOOPS!!  Use the tools. The Law of Dual Thought.  I can attach any feeling to a thought. Pick a different emotion.

Chapter Four: “Ok, Lord. I choose Happiness! Where next? …….. What?  ……. Go Where?…… Do What?” 

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Chapter Five: “Got it!  Thanks!”

My heart is a footnote in eternity.

That footnote is the seat of God in me, as me, and through me.

Peace be the Journey.  Let’s go Dance in the Rain!

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Week Twenty Two: The GREAT MKMMA Adventure – Be Still and Know

 

Monkey%20MindDo you have a Monkey Mind?  I do!  And the electronic age in which we live is designed to promote Monkey Mindedness, activating that part of our brain which causes us to be unconscious.

And I am not talking about unconscious competence, wherein you operate at such a high level that the Universe, that God Himself, is expressing through you.

No. I’m talking about ZOMBIES…..Or a Ghost Army, such as was seen in Lord of theArmy_of_the_dead Rings.  Could it be that those in control of our education system want it that way?  [That’s a political hot potato! And my Opinionator is not permitted to make a statement concerning it!]

Have you ever heard of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction?  You got it……electronic conveniences and amusements are now recognized as so addicting that entire treatment centers and programs have been designed to support people in disconnecting from ‘connection’ and reconnecting to life.

 

The stakes are very high.

What is my life worth?  What is your life worth? 

EVERYTHING.

And so, beginning tomorrow, I am disconnecting. Completely. No phone. No computers. No Internet. No music from electronic sources. No texting. No email. No Facebook. No Twitter. No talking.

All those NOs add up to stillness…….eventually.

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in theOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”  1 Kings 19:11-13

Who will I meet in the stillness? After the Monkey Mind stops panicking, after all those Peptides have been starved, after the earthquake, and the wind, and the tempest, and the fire, then God’s voice can be heard.

And my voice as well…my true voice, the voice of my soul.

Five days.

Closer than my breath.

Another on this path told me that my last entry in my journal will be “I can’t take it anymore!”, and that the newspapers will report that my body was never found.  Who knows!!! I may be like Enoch, and taken up unto God.  I believe that actually will take place in spirit. 

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