Love Your Enemies?
August 27, 2014 (Princess Di)
Taken literally, it’s absurd! Impossible! Rather, it’s wiser to position yourself harmoniously relative to those or things which you perceive as standing in the way of your journey in life. If that’s ‘love’, well I don’t think that’s what all but a rare few would interpret it that way. In the worst case, stay out of sight of perceived ‘enemies’. Normally enemies are people who create varying degrees of uncomfortableness in you.The ‘three words’ are a defining and an important saying in the bible’s new testament which no other religion has postulated. It’s a ‘parrot mind’ that doesn’t question what the possibilities of meaning are, especially when it comes to so called ‘dogma’ that becomes set in stone.
Question is, how many of us really have enemies? ‘Friends’ is a word used too loosely these days including ‘Facebook’ people we only connect with once. Maybe there should be a new type ‘social computer network’ to connect with enemies? Most of our so called enemies are just people we don’t jive with, or things that could injure us, but we don’t refer to as enemies.
The real major enemies are all within yourself if left un-exorcised. Some of those enemies are hate, anger, fear, laziness, acedia, slovenes, greed, avarice, lack of compassion, on and on. These liabilities may well have begun in childhood, and into adulthood slowly grew more prominent. Call these enemies ‘bad habits’, and they fasten themselves or ‘hard wire’ themselves to the point that without intention and persistence in detaching from them become like ‘museums’ within. Someone you’ve known decades ago with bad habits will likely have the same ones.
Want love … and with another? You’re NEVER going to get it more than as a cocktail with these ‘enemies’ unless you’ve taken the time and passion to do some forms of meditation to ‘unhook’ the pull these ‘critters’ have within, vamping what little love you possess. There are only 2 spiritual paths to distance yourself from these inner enemies. One is love in connection with another you’re in love with, and that’s a near impossibility unless both are in tune to focus on helping each other rise to the positive heights of harmony. A rare few are ready to harmonize in love with no inner enemies. It’s possible if one has no inner enemies to lead the heart of an open and willing partner with enemies to the pinnacles above the clouds of love into a mutual light that is ‘aware intoxicating’. The second method to rise in spirit is to immerse yourself into deep meditations until the barnacles of enemies become unattached.
Love shines fully in the aloneness of an emptiness from ‘enemies’ within naturally,[ and of its own accord. Enemies are final until awareness and love radiate enough to dissolve them. When you truly love yourself, you don’t have enemies. They may hate you but you’re too big to hate them back.
Close Your Mind!
September 6, 2014
I have told some that I have at least the ‘world’s most closed mind’! American’s have seemingly polarized themselves into conservative and liberal. Perhaps that imprinting has been bolstered by the politicians fighting for some imaginary territory that pulls voters their way making each side one to avoid, at least according to the opposite side. Although most things are a mixed combination of colors or types, the masses have collectively followed the pied piper of categorization into one of two groups.
Reality is quite different than putting everything into ‘black and white’, or one against the other. The mind that is split into one way or even both ways is a mind against the self. This is a new world, and not the world of the 20th century and earlier, but a world where it’s more intelligent to live with ‘no label’ attached to you. Life as a positive being who is always growing is far healthier than living in a pile of thousands and millions following everything but their hearts. With all the modern technology that defies imagination of a few short years ago, the ‘brain technology’ has yet to escape the shackles of the past centuries.
Why not close your mind to all negativity, unless it can be converted to something in a better light. A closed mind to negativity and open to positivity is a blessing. Deeply in the heart and positivity comes on its own accord, but it is always wise having as an insurance to use awareness and discernment as ‘friends’ too. Be like a computer that has a trash ‘click’ for unwanted reading. Negativity is learned, and with the tools of the positive side to eliminate it forever.
As a teen, I came up with a way to assist being positive, and it works especially when another agrees to always assume you mean the best. Ask questions of the other to assure that your ‘assuming the best’ is correct. That simple ‘trick’ of the mind applies to your inner thoughts and feelings. Turn everything into the best understanding that is available at the moment without being not cognizant that some thoughts or feelings are meant to create challenges in thinking and feeling. Don’t hide from what life comes up with, but be in the heart and reach for the best answers.
The more and deeper you love yourself, which creates a centering and balance within, the easier it is to face negativity as an opportunity to turn it into a more manageable situation. The ‘sacred yes’ is always to say yes, without ignoring the negative!
September 4, 2014
Can’t get the words out to match your feelings, or someone is causing you to be polite, and censor what you have to express? Welcome to a world where censorship of some kind is the norm. Words are just sounds. Sounds that billions don’t know what they mean, yet they rule the whole world, and nearly everyone’s personal world. One word can have many meanings depending on ‘who, what, where, when, and how it’s said. Two people deeply in love can by pass all that with total communication like an endless flowing river. Outside of that, open total communication anywhere is nothing short of a miracle!
Miracles aside, most communication is using ‘skillful means’ to size up the situation in terms of the receiver absorbing correctly what the ‘talk giver’ is sending in terms of meaning. Even then, the ‘receiver’ can choose to hear exactly what’s meant, interpret it in a negative way from what was meant, or if ‘negative’ was communicated, turn it around in a positive way. Words can be written on a persons face. Stay centered and come from the heart.
If you don’t open your mind and heart, only broken, guarded attempts at communication are likely. Marriage or living with a partner is life’s blessed opportunity to have no restraints on communication. Having agreements, that mostly don’t come naturally, on allowing the other to say anything, and if not understood or hurtful to have a prearranged plan on opening a compassionate dialog so both are one. No restraints with an open mind and heart creates more love automatically. Constipated, repressed, insincere, controlled thinking and interaction is ‘anti love’, and hurtful to both. Open dialog creates a stream of intimacy that is a light unto each, and felt by the world you encounter.
Always be letting go of all negatives that block harmony. Seek those who feel and act the same way 24/7, and life’s challenges won’t have ‘broken’ communication in the way.
Avoid if possible all life that limits, censors, omits, or engages in negative talk and action. I’m in a multiple month court case over public communication at this time. Totally unnecessary but those who make the rules, called the city council (politicians), were unwilling to communicate directly their feelings about my free speech displays. Instead, I’ve been to court 5 times with two more visits at least in a trial. The charade wastes the tax payers money while going around the Constitution and Free Speech in the Bill of Rights. Inside, I laugh at the absurdity of it, however it has every possibility to lead to major newspaper coverage where I can promote simple ideas for others to make a difference with just a couple hours a month to communicate thoughts in public to make it a better world.
Communication begins with you making a choice to clear your barriers, know and love your real self, as well as attracting positive interaction with another, and whom ever you encounter.
M o m s
August 30, 2014
The ‘womb of time’. One thing we all need, even moms agree, is moms. All moms are what they can be, but sometimes not quite what their heart tells them. Moms are angels to bring in new life in hopes of a life that will add to the world. Momming is caring for the precious as natures response of instinctual love. Sometimes it’s not their choice to greatly sacrifice their life as it was for what came to be ‘you’! You will always be part of the love of ‘moms’ as she will always carry in her the love that was created from out of her.
The world needs everyone to be a mom! What macho man can’t involuntarily transform inside himself when he sees a day old child look at him and smile, or that one year old run out ahead of someone with glee. Who can’t have the strings of their heart feel a love at seeing a baby even from one of natures animals. The innocent child always stays in everyone from ‘moms’, but life’s challenges usually deeply bury that child within the soul to protect it from what some people become. We need to be the mom to nurture it back to the innocence of that time long ago.
Every mom wants to be the best mom, and if she struggled to reach that, always know in your heart she tried with what circumstances she had.
Dads are ‘moms’ too! A ‘mom energy’ is something all humans need to access, for the nurturing love is there. A real man reaches into his heart for all the love that we all have within but for ignoring it, and living primarily on the physical and mental planes. A loving, compassionate man giving to a woman with children makes her not only a better partner, but helps her to be the mother that the ‘one day adult’ child will forever be thankful for.
I was blessed with a mother who, given her less than happy background, was able to give her ‘all she could’ to myself, brothers and sister with the help of my dad who was part of the parenting combination that I would be happy with life time after lifetime. Dad was an ‘Officer & A Gentleman’ ironically in this town where the famous film of that name, starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger was filmed.
Regardless of your childhood, know that the spirit of blessings on earth is always a divine mother and dad awaiting your openness to experience the gifts that are available if you let go and live from the heart with awareness. Love is a mothering! Life at its peak needs, and must have the energy of mothering. Every woman appreciates being reminded that she is a mother, and needs to be affirmed from the heart as the spirit of mothering goodness and godliness. Give love and it comes back to bless you!
August 10, 2014
It’s wonderful that so many Christians are now supporting Gays! After years of supporting war after war all in the name of ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’, it’s about time that these ‘devil worshippers’ who call themselves ‘Christians’ are coming out of the closet of closed mindedness! Notice that ‘closet and closed’ are related? Life is about ‘questioning’ everything to find the highest answer, and then being open to examine that as to how to move higher! Christians have exposed themselves as being part of that ‘club’ that is behind all wars, called ‘religion’ or legions for ‘I’m right – you’re wrong, and ‘dead wrong’.
More and more as I talk to ex Christians, they say that they are not part of any religion and prefer not to be called, Christians. Instead, the more fundamental ones, are vociferous about going direct to Jesus as god’s chosen son! Can’t help but wonder why god didn’t have a ‘daughter of god’? That puzzles the devil out of me. Hmmm? Maybe that’s the answer to getting the devil out of you! On third thought, maybe there was just a spelling error that’s been passed down for decades about the ‘son of god’? Maybe it was mean to be ‘Sun of God’, or perhaps the sun is god or ‘godly or something?
After all the sun does rise from the dark like cave to give blessings to all. Maybe that’s the second coming. The rest of the story is perhaps that there is night and day, and day comes second. Or maybe … Well anyway, sounds like the Christians are the second coming as they awaken to see that the sun gives life on earth, and without it there would not be any religion or whatever. Maybe it’s all ‘words’ for the peddlers of holiness to support their families, and at the same time to use an analogy to give the ‘slower minded’ masses some hope to cling to that they can grasp.
Religions don’t love one another as shown by the endless fighting among them, particularly in the middle east where everyone is claiming it to be their ‘holy land’. On second thought, some like the Buddhists want nothing to do with that crap. Even they don’t like the word religion!
For endless time, it’s been a ‘man’s world’, and it’s about time more men get together in love for each other. Then again, since god has really screwed lots of things up, maybe he’s using this ‘gay love’ as an experiment out in the open to see if there is some answer to making it a better world than one man having one woman committed for life until death do they part. Any slipping from that, and there is eternal hell! Does seem like a lot of ‘indian giving’ going on by god who gives and takes back? A god that motivates more prayers from the most violent religion needs a lot of mothering, or just paying attention to who he really is. Then again, maybe the ‘violent’ need to pray the most so they won’t be violent?
Is god the sun that supports life? Is god love without which you are left in the darkness of bellicosity? Anyway, LOVE with awareness is always the way of godliness. The heart is like a bottle of perfume. If you never open it nobody knows it’s there. If you keep it always open soon you will lose your fragrance. So act wisely!