The Real Secret

The word spirit comes from the Latin word spiritus, meaning “breath”. Spirit is the breath of life. The word intelligent is from the Latin, intelligentia, meaning “choosing between”. Spiritual Intelligence is our ability to choose between spirit and ego. We consciously practice spiritual intelligence when we intentionally choose spirit over ego, love over fear, and the highest good for all over selfish interest..

The Voice of Spirit is the voice of our Higher Self. My Higher Self is that which has never left its creator. All Higher Selves are connected as One. I connect to my Higher Self through my soul. My soul is my dream self — that part of me that has wandered through countless life experiences trying to find its way back home to the Higher Self. My soul desires to wake up and remember who it is..

I develop my spiritual intelligence when I join with my soul and choose to identify with my Higher Self, my Spirit. In this state of identification I realize that I am not my body. I am not my gender or my profession. I am not my ethnicity nor am I my religion. I am not my life situation, my illnesses, my financial position, or my status in society. I am not my problems and I am not my past. Spiritual identification has me detaching from all forms and experiences and seeing myself as a spiritual being in this human experience..

Many people in spiritual circles like to call on angels, Jesus, or other beings of light. This is good. Many others make use of rituals, tools, methodologies, and programs to learn and grow. This can be good, too. As we develop spiritually we come to realize that we are the light. You and I are the light that we seek. There is nothing we can seek that we don’t already have within us. There is no person, program, or methodology that can do it for us. Nothing, of itself, will bring you the light or awaken you. It is your intention and willingness that that leads you to the power that lies within you..

This is the real “secret”. There is nothing out there you need. Love, peace, prosperity, and wholeness are already within you. When you trust in this completely, you have all that you need in the physical. When we are hung up on the form–the car, the house, the bank account, the great body, the great relationship– we make the form our source. The source, God, is within us, and is always available. We are not separate from God, and that is the secret..

We are born into this world not knowing the secret. If we knew it, we wouldn’t need to be here. Yet, we are here, so there is something to be learned. Both our tendencies to live from spirit and our tendencies live from ego are manifested in the physical world by way of the Law of Attraction..

The film and the book, The Secret, is an inspiring piece of work about the Law of Attraction. Certainly you can use the Law of Attraction to build the life you desire. It should be noted however, that both Hitler and Stalin successfully used the Law of Attraction. The movie indicates that wealthy power brokers have always used the Law of Attraction. This is where spiritual intelligence comes in. When you create, are you creating from spirit or from ego? ..

Another point The Secret makes is: “Anyone can do this.” Do what? Create a $4 million home? Own several luxury cars? Live a wealthy lifestyle? If this is true, then are we to conclude that those of us who are not enjoying these riches have something wrong with our thinking? On this basis we would have to make Donald Trump one of our primary spiritual teachers, and Bill Gates would be the world guru..

Each of us has an individual purpose to be played out in this life. For some, having great wealth is part of their purpose. For others, it may not be. Some people will practice changing their thoughts and emotions and find quick success. Others may practice for twenty or thirty years and find no change in what they have manifested. Neither scenario conclusively tells us where someone is in consciousness. The relationship between cause and effect is not linear. It is unlikely that you will think a negative thought today and the next day something bad will happen to you. Consciousness is made up of your awareness, understanding, and knowledge (or lack of). The physical manifestations in your life are not predictable to the ego mind..

For example, you may have a deep issue with unforgiveness. At the same time you are healthy, wealthy, and have good relationships. In spite of your wealth and health, you feel badly. In another instance, your unforgiveness may play out as indebtedness, poor health, or hurtful relationships, or all three. In truth, you don’t know what you signed up for when you came to this life. Cancer may manifest from deep anger, or maybe you signed up for the cancer experience to learn something else. Our life experiences are not rewards or punishments. They are opportunities for growth that we have agreed to on another level of consciousness..

I have heard people say, “I would rather be unhappy and rich than unhappy and poor.” Unhappy is unhappy. If you are very unhappy, wealth can provide plenty of distractions that keep you right where you are. Whereas, if you have a load of debt to contend with, you may be motivated to do the work. It is possible to be deeply indebted and ecstatically happy. If you can maintain that happiness the debt will probably dissolve in time. Whether it does or not is not the point. The important thing is that you have found inner wealth, peace and joy within, and that you have stopped identifying yourself with your manifestations. No one is luckier than you. The danger of finding wealth in the physical before you have inner wealth is that you will think the physical wealth makes you special..

Great wealth, excellent health, and beautiful relationships are wonderful to experience, but they are forms. Forms are effects. It is the cause that you focus on as a spiritually intelligent being. At some point in the spiritual development process, having nice things seems important. Further on your path, you just don’t care about stuff anymore..

Being anti-materialist, promoting the image that you are just not into stuff, is no different than the rich person who identifies himself with his wealth. The attention is still on the form. Being “non-materialistic” doesn’t make you special. Whether you have a lot of stuff or not is irrelevant. What counts is your ability to detach from it and to recognize that you really don’t own anything. You are not your stuff (or lack of stuff). You are a spiritual being on the road home to your Higher Self..

The secret to your inner joy and wealth is your spiritual intelligence, your ability to choose between spirit and ego. There is a beautiful three step process based on a book called The Song of Prayer from A Course in Miracles. In the first step, you give all of your goals, your problems, and your concerns to God as a gift. Once you have emptied yourself, you join in song with God. That is, you identify with your Higher Self and immerse yourself in its love. In this state you know that you are blessed and loved unconditionally. The third step is called the Echo. That is, miracles show up to remedy problems or that help you achieve your goals. The real miracle is your ability to let go and identify with spirit. This creates inner wealth, inner health, and inner love..

We are 100 % responsible for our lives. This means that opportunities abound for us to respond by shifting our attention to our spiritual identity. Responsibility is not blame. Responsibility is power and opportunity. It comes down to this: in this very moment, who is running your life? Is it spirit or is it ego? Is it love or is it fear? If you are feeling anything less than peace, your ego is having its influence. Remind yourself that you are not your body, not your situation. You are a spiritual being. In this lies your strength. In this thought you know that low self esteem, self condemnation, and blaming others are illusions. They are just stories you have told yourself..

Be the real you. If you knew that you were a powerful spiritual being, how would you stand? How would you carry yourself? What would be the expression on your face? What kinds of thoughts would you allow into your mind? If you knew that you were unconditionally loved, how would you act? What words would you use? What would be your tone of voice? This is one way you practice spiritual intelligence. You become aware, and then you become who you really are..

This awareness, understanding, and knowledge allows you to approach life with confidence. The essence of the successful use of the Law of Attraction is confidence. When you approach life with utmost confidence, your world responds. Confidence based solely on externals, or even based on knowledge of psychology, is fragile. Confidence based on spiritual strength is power..

This is the secret the world has kept from you–that you are God expressing as you. Each moment that you choose to live from your spirit is a powerful and expansive moment. Each moment you make this choice you influence others. You are a light. You are a blessing to the world..

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From the Desk of GraceWatcher of Sakinel
Teaching Ancient Wisdom For Today
http://www.gracewatcher.org
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Bringing Love and Light to Everyone

A Different Perspective…

 This quote speaks many truths within my being, so I thought I would share it with you today.

 I often like to imagine how the world would be if we didn’t tear into our mother earth as if she was a valuable resource, but rather sit back and allow her to provide like she has for thousands of years. Imagine not having to wake up and go to work.

Imagine instead being able to go for a walk and collect the freshest of foods which grow in abundance all around us. Leisurely walks where we take in the beautiful scenery around us and let our senses be renewed. Breathe in the pure air, and watch the trees sway to the rhythm of the wind. The doe and her young nibble on fields of clover unafraid of your presence, because too often you have crossed paths. You share the earth, as it was ment to be shared and all of life prospers, in both peace and well-being. What a vision.

This vision is a true way of life, in alignment with spirit. This vision was lived upon the very land you read this less then a hundred and fifty years ago.

You ask me to plow the ground. Shall I take a knife and tear my mother’s
bosom? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest. You ask
me to dig for stones! Shall I dig under her skin for bones? Then when I die
I cannot enter her body to be born again. You ask me to cut grass and
make hay and sell it and be rich like white men, but how dare I cut my
mother’s hair. I want my people to stay with me here. All the dead men
will come to life again. Their spirits will come to their bodies again. We
must wait here in the homes of our fathers and be ready to meet them
in the bosom of our mother.
-WOVOKA (JACK WILSON),
PAIUTE SPIRITUAL LEADER, C. 1856-1932
 

How To Heal Yourself

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Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

A wonderful explaination of the human body, brain and energy system from a neuroanatomist experiencing a stroke.

 http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229

Superiority Questions

The Law of Attraction

All About Star People

Starpeople come from physical and non physical galaxies and took on
Earthly lives to spread kindness on an “as needed” basis. Their
collective niceness helps to defuse the anger, stress and rage that
could lead to nuclear war. If Earth is destroyed, the negative
effects will ripple through many galaxies. The Starperson’s
assignment, then, is to prevent nuclear war at any cost. The main
avenue for this lofty goal is through the expression of kindness and
common decency to others — a domino effect of sorts.

On any given day, Starpeople calmly smile as they perform unselfish
deeds for those whom they meet. Those whom they help barely notice
them, yet Starpeople don’t perform acts of service in order to gain
accolades. Such deeds are an innate necessity to them — as if some
sort of inner programming compels them to act. They aren’t concerned that people rarely thank them.

Starpeople are everywhere that kindness is needed. They are grocery
store checkers, postal clerks, bank tellers, and customer service
agents. With their wallflower looks and personalities Starpeople
prefer to stay “behind the scenes”. Their mission doesn’t call for high
visibility. Quite the contrary: Starpeople are “undercover do-
gooders” who hope no one notices them.

This is the first Earthly life for many Starpeople. And because this
planet is so violent, emotionally and physically, Starpeople often
feel overwhelmed and wish to return home. After all, Earth is one of
the most turbulent planets in the Universe, and, in fact, the Universal powers have us quarantined so that we won’t harm other planets. Earth is considered as volatile as a teenager on steroids wielding a loaded gun.

Since it would upset most people to receive intervention from ETs —
no matter how benevolent they might be — these mighty and gentle
beings elected to take human form and walk among us. On the inside,
they’re the same as anyone else: beautiful sparks of Divine light
made from -the same Creator. Yet because they’ve spent their
lifetimes in non-Earthly locales. Starpeople may seem odd in
behavior or looks.

Socially awkward due to their inexperience with Earth life,
Starpeople may feel rejected by others. Many of the Starpeople interviewed for this book reported a history of being viciously teased in childhood, and sometimes in adulthood as well.

These experiences make the Starperson especially homesick for a
planet where they fit in and know the rules of social engagement.
Starperson Linda recalls, “When I was a teenager, I used to sit in my
front yard and pray for a UFO to come and take me away, to take me
home”.

In a similar vein, Starperson Scott says, “Metaphorically, I’ve had
my bags packed and have been ready to go home all my life. I’d
prefer to work from the other side as a guide. I can remember being
on another planet before coming here and being asked to participate
in this planet’s current drama.”

Starpeople often have distinctive physical characteristics that set
them apart. Rarely average height, most male Starpeople are tall and thin; with the female Starpeople being small in stature, with either thin or heavyset bodies. Of course, there are exceptions, but in general, the Starpeople’s bodies — like their lives — are usually out of the norm in both height and weight.

Starpeople’s faces can be long and thin, especially if they have
tall, slender bodies. Starpeople who are petite have rounder faces.
It appears that the planet of origin may influence their specific
physical characteristics.

Across the board, Starpeople have unusually shaped and colored eyes.
It’s common for Starpeople to have crescent moon-shaped eyes, like an inverted U. Their eyes are often gray, green or black-brown, and seem to glow from within, as if they have bright lights behind them.
Starpeople may also have rings of lighter color around their pupils.

Since Starpeople don’t like to call attention to themselves, they
dress for comfort and practicality, instead of for fashion or show.
Female Starpeople wear a minimum of makeup and don’t like to fuss
with their hair. Even a Starperson surveyed who’s a professional hairdresser  told me that she doesn’t spend much time on her own hair color or style!

Starpeople have paradoxical personalities: On the one hand, they’re
eager to assist people without being asked. Yet, they also seem
guarded and distant and may be perceived as “cold”. They’re here to be helpful, without needing to get deeply involved in the process of feelings and emotions, which are foreign to them.

No astrological pattern was apparent among the Starpeople surveyed,
perhaps because they originated from a wide array of planets. And,
interestingly, there aren’t as many famous people who are Starpeople
because of their love of staying behind the scenes. A Starperson
would be more likely to direct a movie than star in it. Yet, Oprah Winfrey and Keanu Reeves are reputed to be Starpeople with high-minded purposes who are using the media as their vehicle to teach. Many believe that the film The Matrix, starring Reeves, contained a timely message warning us of technological dependency.
Many Starpeople wonder what their life’s purpose is and are relieved
to find out that it involves being helpful on an ongoing and
nonspecific basis–in other words, to help in whatever way is necessary. There is no one specific “job” or “task” that they need to perform during their lifetimes as long as they’re doing their best to transform human frowns into smiles.

Starperson Kath says, “It feels as if I was placed here to be
available for helping anyone or anything that needs my assistance. Not a day goes by without someone needing my help in one form or another. It has been frustrating because I’ve never felt like I had a “true purpose”. Kath was relieved to discover that her continual acts of kindness and helpfulness do, in fact, represent her purpose.

Connections with Home

Most Starpeople have interests in UFOs, life on other planets, space
travel, and ETs. They love the Start Trek TV series (both old and
new), works of science fiction, and anything else that relates to
these themes and topics. They completely relate to the movies K-Pax
and Man Facing Southeast, two films about Starpeople in human bodies who were diagnosed as delusional because they spoke the truth about their non-Earthly origins and were put into mental institutions.

As children, Starpeople find that they have an intuitive understand
of spirituality. Many of them eschew traditional religion because it
seems too restrictive compared to their understanding of the
vastness of Spirit. Starperson Tery says, “I always thought of God as a Universal Intelligence that is way bigger than what conventional churches made claim to”. This wisdom was most likely gained from many lifetimes of high-level awareness and experience.

Many Starpeople recall being, or believe that they were, aboard a
spacecraft in this lifetime. Several of the Starpeople surveyed even
knew their planet of origin. Of course, this isn’t material normally
discussed in polite company. Remember that these are very ordinary-
looking people who know that they aren’t from Earth. They’re
everyone’s next door neighbors, co-workers, and such, which makes reading their stories even more fascinating. Here are a few of them:

Mary Kay: Through guided visualization, I was taken on a trip to find
my home. Jesus came forth as my guide. We went deep into the earth,
then all of a sudden, we were up in the sky. We ended up at a really
bright star, so bright that I couldn’t see anyone. There, I felt the
love I’d been searching for my entire life. When I asked where I
was, I immediately heard the word Sirius… and I had never heard
that word, or of that star, before.

Linda: I’ve always felt like I came from Pleiades. I don’t even know
how to spell it. As to why I feel like I come from there, I don’t
really know why. It’s just a feeling that I have.

Scott: I know that I spent my last lifetime on a planet call Zeron.
As best I can recall, I tended the forests there. I had a rather large
head and was very tall. It was a planet to go rest and relax between
lessons. It was very beautiful and green, quite lush. I was having a
good time there.

Beings who live on other planets have much longer life expectancies
than Earth beings. This is due to physiological differences in their
bodies. In addition, they don’t undergo the stress, pollution, and
toxic diets that create wear and tear on Earthly bodies. Actually,
many ETs have nonphysical bodies on other planets because that’s what’s best for their mission at that time. But the main reason why beings on other planets have extended lives is that the longer someone lives, the more can be learned.

So, a lifetime on another planet might equate to three or four
lifetimes here on Earth. That’s why some Starpeople choose to have two or more Earthly lives during their “assignment” here. They’re still Starpeople because most of their souls’ history has been spent on non-Earthly soil.

When Starpeople undergo a past-life regression, the memories may not be their own. Author and past life regressionist Dolores Cannon made this remarkable discovery while working with a client named Phil. During regressions, Phil recalled various earthly lives. Then he remembered being on a planet quite different from Earth.

Through a series of regressions, Dolores found that this was actually
Phil’s first lifetime on Earth. However, he “borrowed” past life
memories from a sort of spiritual library. These borrowed memories of other Earthly lives helped to insulate and buffer Phil as he adapted
to the harsh and dense Earth environment. Without these past-life
memories, Earth’s violence, competition, and greed would have
shocked Phil’s system. Dolores writes about Phil and his experiences as a Starperson in her brilliant book, Keepers of the Garden (Ozark Mountain Publishers)

Even though many Starpeople feel abandoned by their home planets, as if they were dropped off here on Earth without any say in the matter, they still retain connections to home. It’s common for Starpeople to have ETs as their spirit guides. They also have etheric cords reaching to starships. And Starpeople frequently soul travel to
their home planets or starships during dreamtime or meditative sojourns.

Energy Work and Sensitivity

All of the Earth Angel realms report extreme sensitivity to energy
from crowds, people and places. Yet, the Starpeople realm is the most apt to study energy healing and make a career of it. In fact, it’s amazing how many Starpeople make a living using their hands, whether through energy work, or via tactile occupations such as landscaping, construction, hair styling, manicuring, massage, and assembly line work.

Reiki seems to be the number one choice for energy healing work among Starpeople. This may be because Reiki energy originated from the Pleiades as a gift to Earth beings. It’s interesting that Reiki
energy clairvoyantly looks like thin bands of rainbow stripes, and this is also how the auras of Starpeople appear (which are visible on aura
photos). They look like poles sticking vertically out of the Starperson’s
body, like hairs standing on end.

Starpeople and Relationships

Starpeople may be born to non-Starpeople parents. These parents might not even be from any realm of the Earth Angels. As a result, the family is not able to relate to the Starperson child, and the boy or girl
ends up feeling disconnected from the birth family. Starperson Kathy
recalls, “As a child, I constantly felt alone and different, even
though I had five siblings.”

Indeed, most planets don’t have the birth and family systems of Earth
life. Elsewhere, it’s common for beings to be birthed in
laboratories, a la “test tube baby” process. The emotional bonding that occurs in families here on Earth is alien to other planets as well. This is one reason why Starpeople may be perceived as friendly but distant.
They’re helpful, yet there’s a certain degree of underlying coldness that’s evident if someone attempts to create a close bond. And no wonder: Starpeople are task oriented, not relationship oriented. They have a job to do, and they aren’t geared toward making relationships their top priority.

Starperson Scott says: Realizing that I was a Starperson was a
validation that has helped me to accept some of my colder traits, and
the distance I sometimes feel toward others”.

Starperson Terry has had a similar realization: “I’m different in a
way that may don’t understand. I feel like an outsider and very much of a loner. Most of the time, I’d rather be alone than with a group of
people and their issues.”

Being with other Starpeople is a way to feel accepted. Linda says “My
husband is a Starperson like me, and because of this, we connect 100
percent.”

Linda’s husband is 12 years younger than she is, and it seems that
many female Starperson have relationships with younger men. Typically, female Starpeople say, ” I know that this man is from my home planet”. Sometimes this age difference interferes with building a fully committed love relationship. It seems that male Starpeople may have come to Earth several years after the females.

When Starpeople do marry, they have very few children. Many
Starpeople skip having children altogether.

Handling Earth Life

As mentioned earlier, Starpeople are extra sensitive to violence. All
of the Earth Angel realms report an aversion toward violence and
conflict. However. of all the realms, Starpeople seem to be the most
repulsed by fighting in any form. Most Starpeople surveyed told me
that they don’t watch, listen to, or read the news because it upsets them too much.

The Starpeople see an eventual end to violence… if peace-loving men
and women will take a stance in the form of prayer. In the meantime,
Starpeople stay faithfully at their Earthly posts, being nice guys
and gals in everyday situations. Yet, deep down, they’re homesick for the peaceful life they once knew.

Starpeople who have learned how to handle Earth life say that it
helps to connect with others in their realm. They’re not difficult to spot if you look for telltale physical characteristics. Or you can be sure to find them near the ocean. Every single Starperson surveyed said that living near water, especially the ocean was a must.

Life Path Work for Starpeople

Starpeople are multitaskers and may not settle on one particular
career as their life’s mission. They may, instead, dabble with several
careers consecutively or simultaneously. Starpeople make wonderful Reiki Masters, energy healers, massage therapists, chiropractors, and
physical therapists. THey also enjoy research, engineering, and support staff work. However, the Starpeople must believe in the goals of the company they work for or they’ll be miserable in their jobs. Starpeople are kind, hardworking, and efficient, yet wrongly perceived as being aloof or cold. THey also prefer to be behind the scenes. Therefore, they’re better off doing solo work than being a spokesperson or a front office employee.

Source: Earth Angels by Doreen Virtue

Cosmic energy update for 10-10-10 and the rest of the year can be found here.

Benefits of Holding Good Thoughts

“Scientists are finally realizing what the Elders have taught for
thousands of years-every- thing is connected. Because everything is
interconnected, whatever you do to any one thing, you do to
everything.

If you poison any part of the earth, the poison eventually affects
everything else. If you poison the plants, the birds will eat the
plants, which poisons the birds. The birds are eaten by humans which
poisons the humans. The humans will have babies who could be deformed
because the plants were poisoned.

We must learn to live in harmony with the earth.
We must learn to think good things. Every good thought is felt by
everything, which causes everything to be happy.

Creator, let my thoughts only be good thoughts.”

“Every thing or living being that exists in this world, be it trees,
flowers, birds, grasses, rocks, soil of the earth, or human beings,
has its unique manner of existence –its essence, its spirit that
makes it what it is. That is what is meant by connectedness.”
by Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA

http://www.whitbison.org

How Understanding Other People Helps You

“Love is the source of understanding. You know intellectually that
within you resides the potential, expressed or not, for all human
emotion, thought and action. Yet, you no doubt meet or observe people
occasionally whose life and actions are repellent or unacceptable to
you. The absence of love has created a vacuum of understanding. For
the meditating person, there should not be a single human being whose
actions, habits, opinions or conduct lies beyond your ability to love
and understand.

Try this. This week look at everyone you meet, and feel, from your
finger tips right down to your toes, love welling up from your
deepest
resources and radiating out to them through every cell of your body
and especially through your face. Say to yourself, “I like you”–and
really feel it. There are many thousands of things that most people
do
not understand from their confused states of mind, and they therefore
act in unseemly ways, due to the ignorance of past karma. Should
their
ignorance confuse you? Should it cloud your own understanding?

Certainly not! We do not love the flower and hate the muddy roots
from which itgrew, and we cannot hate the instinctive roots of
mankind.

With understanding, a great thing happens–your life becomes even,
balanced and sublime. The ups and downs within yourself level out,
and you find yourself the same in every circumstance, find yourself
big enough to overcome and small enough to understand. Then you can
really begin to do something. When emotional ups and downs are
allowed, what happens? Your poor nerve system is terribly strained in
a constant state of frenzy and uncertainty. All of your energies are
then devoted to coping with yourself, and not much is reserved to
accomplish creative, productive projects. As your life evens out by
using the great power of understanding, the emotional self of you
heals and grows strong. Your nervous system, believe it or not,
grows, and it grows strong if you feed it correctly by handling your
mind. Understanding is the best nourishment for the emotional body.

You must have a basis for understanding your fellow man, and a very
good basis is: “I perceive him with my two physical eyes. He appears
to be forty years old, but I intuit him to be emotionally a little
younger and mentally about sixty–a learned person. I know he is a
being of pure awareness going through the experiences he needs to
evolve further. Therefore, I shall understand him in this light and
make allowances accordingly.” This is not something to think about
and
appreciate philosophically. It must become as much a part of you as
your hands and feet. It’s an easy process if we apply it and a
difficult process if we ignore its practice.

Understanding, loving and making allowances–these are the strengths
of the soul awakened through sadhana, once the emotional ups and
downs and the barriers of the instinctive influences of fear,
jealousy, anger, deceit and disappointment are conquered. If you are
creative, you will begin to truly create. If you are a mystic, you
will have deeper and ever more fulfilling insights in your daily
meditations. All of the mysteries of life will unfold before your
inner vision once the instinctive mind is mastered in your life.”

The Master Course of Himalayan Academy
by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
http://www.gurudeva.org/mc

Crow and Kitten Friends: Animal messages

More messages from our animal teachers. Beautiful.

 To see more check out this blog entry:  Animal messages for these times « Kat’s Musings