When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place. Psalm, 118:5
1) The darkness has no power, but creates an illusion of power. The more people believe in it, the more powerful it becomes. It first and foremost creates the illusion that outside forces are causing you suffering: We often say to ourselves, “If it weren’t for _____, I’d be happy.” But the truth is, those people, that society, that person, that circumstance are not the ones causing your suffering. What is causing your suffering is the belief that these mirages have any true power over your life.
2) The tragedy and comedy of life is that we seek solutions to our problems in what we believe to be the cause of our problems. We rarely question any of these assumptions, and that is why we rarely find any lasting solutions.
3) If you believe – and obstinately refuse to believe otherwise – that Santa Claus is the source of your Christmas presents and you attempt to return an undesirable gift back to him, you will remain the proud owner of an undesirable gift.
4) Knowledge does not give you freedom. Knowledge is a prison; unless of course, the knowledge you are accumulating also contains clues and keys. That is to say, that knowledge needs to allow questions about itself.
5) We seek more knowledge outside of ourselves because we are afraid to go within. Most don’t even think there is anything there.
6) We don’t believe we have the answers to our questions not because we are certain of it, but because we think we know it.
7) It would be a huge shock to the system if people found out how much their knowledge is used against them, in order to suppress their own power. But make no mistake, some people needs a period of suppression, for in many ways suppression can be a form of incubation.
8) An animal tamed well does not lose its power: it refines it. That includes the “devil”.
9) It is very difficult to find a good teacher. Most will teach you how to become something more like themselves, for that is how their teacher taught them. Education can span multitudes of generations and the sheer magnitude and breadth of it makes people feel like what they are learning is the truth.
10) Humanity is still impressed by what is big, loud, and clear; by what they can perceive and experience through their five senses. They are amazed that dogs can sense earthquakes before they happen. The funny thing is the “before”. To most people the volcano is the lave flowing out of the mountain, and what has been happening hidden beneath the surface for years is of little importance, let alone existence.
12) Life itself is your power and it is infinitely wide and infinitely deep. That is what really scares you.
13) Most men would rather limit their own power to the confines of their mind and ego. This makes their women feel protected and well fed.
14) How much energy does it take to limit one’s own power? An incredible amount, and so instead of suppressing such infinite energy, a man will give it away by creating leaking holes in his energetic field. The more powerful the man, the more thirsty are the women who surround him, draining him of his life force. The first one in line is usually the mother, for she feels he owes her and he believes it.
15) Women are of the earth, the source of life and all nurturing and flow. The idea that a woman must live off the life force of a man in order to feel beautiful and powerful, is not only a disservice to her, but also to men. Feminism, which wants to make women equal to men, is no different – it doesn’t celebrate the feminine, but denies her.
16) Feminism teaches women to become black widows: to feed off the masculine energy and kill the man.
17) Some try to escape the nature of modern society, but most end up railing against it and so fuel their anger at the expense of love. Resistance against the lies is also a lie.
18) Anything that limits your capacity to love life is a lie. How many are courageous enough to believe this?
19) You are an infinite being of infinite power, but you have been taught that power is something other than it is and that is why you reject the idea.
20) Everything the world teaches about worldly power is absurd and ridiculous, and that is why most believe that power is reserved for the few with money.
21) The man or woman who believes that money is the primary motivator of humanity, has watched life through a television screen.
22) You have something to teach humanity; you have a gift to give. But before you can give to them, you must give that gift to yourself.
23) Who is the source of all the world’s treasures? You.
24) Life is easy, even when faced with challenges, when you follow the rhythm and energy of your own soul song.
25) To a person who has been taught that being loud, brash, hard, flashy, rich, or big are signs of success, a place of quiet loneliness, softness, relaxation, and subtlety first appears to be undesirable and even counterproductive (unless it appears to serve success). “I don’t have time for that”, you say. What? You don’t have time for yourself? You don’t have time observe yourself closely, so as to give yourself appropriate gifts at the appropriate time? What? You don’t have time to watch the world go by on its own despite you and even against you? What can you experience in life if you don’t slow down and give yourself the love you’d give a child or an animal? What can you hear of yourself if you don’t remove all the noise? So ask yourself: What do you think you have time for? What are you chasing and what are you leaving behind in the chasing? What are you burying in in order to avoid it? What do you think you will get if you bury that and chase this? You know the answer to that. Answer it; but answer it slowly in a quiet and safe place, and infinite space, away from all the loud answers in the mouths of the world.