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No Rules or “Shoulds”

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There is no one specific way to act in any potential given moment. There are no “rules” to how we have to be, even though we are taught that there are.

Religion and society impose rules on us to keep us in line. And maybe there was a place for that at one point. But we are waking up to a new truth now.

When more and more layers of the “me/ego” are recognized and allowed to fall away, a deeper knowing starts to emerge.

When we begin to align with this knowing, correct action is revealed moment to moment.

And I don’t mean not thinking at all, I mean not believing the “me/ego.” Ignoring the* “me/ego” that thinks its in control of the universe.

Allowing the moment to reveal what is to be done, when whatever appears in the now , is the only way that works every time.

This “in-the-moment” inspired action is always kind compassionate and loving. But sometimes when the circumstance call for it, the response may appear unkind, harsh, or bad to some…and these people can have their opinions and that is fine too.

But I trust this process and it makes things very simple in regards to what I “should” or “shouldn’t” be doing or how I “should” or “shouldn’t” be acting.

Our words actions and behaviors can piss people off either way, so might as well go the path of least resistance.

The “me/ego” will not agree with this view because it thinks life will tumble out of control…but its a lie.

Life has been doing it ALL all along anyway…not the “me/ego.”

~beliefpatrol~

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Like a Fish In Water

Clownfish and anemoneIn a previous post I wrote about a new something that is happening where it seems like I am looking through a camera lens and the world of forms is arising on that screen.

This post I have some new phenomena to report that is equally fascinating and strange.

I was doing nothing in particular the other day, when the sense of ME seemed to be recognized in a new, totally familiar way.

I know, the term ‘new’ and the word ‘familiar’ seem to contradict each other ,but that is the best way I can describe the experience of it.

There was a recognition of ME in a totally new and exciting fashion, while simultaneously feeling very familiar.

Familiar in a way that it was clearly seen that the ME has always been here my entire life.  But also new, in a way that even though I have always been here, there was a fresh recognition of it.

The familiarity of it seemed so obvious.   There was a silent transmission that sort said: “Well yeah…of course I have always been here.  Who do you think sees and hears and feels and tastes?”

But the fresh “new” recognition was exciting and liberating too.  The character of mind-me was still functioning like normal, but the angst and seeking and striving was no longer present.  My concern for the character and what it wants and thinks it needs, and strives for , and on and on etc etc etc, was no longer there.

I know it has been said before, but the fish in water analogy seems to be a fitting metaphor here.

If a fish were to notice water for the first time in their life, it would be totally amazed while also recognizing that the water had always been there.

For the fish, normally the water is overlooked.  The attention is focused on what arises in the water..including other aquatic life, rocks, smells, sensations, sounds and all the rest.

I have heard this metaphor many times before, but the mind-me always made it out to be some miraculous state that only enlightened gurus are entitled to experience…but in actuality it is so simple and ordinary, I can see why it goes unnoticed.


Now that I made a big deal out of this ‘Fish in Water’ thing, I have to be careful the mind-me does not hijack what happened and make it into a personal experience.  

Until this ME thing is firmly established, all the previous practices relating to the “me” still need to be implemented continually.  Invite the ‘Me’ Thoughts to the Presence and DIEMORE are two posts that talk a little about this practice. 

Even writing and talking about the ‘Fish in Water’ event seems to make the reality of it fade away.

Cinnamon for Reactive Hypoglycemia

CinnamonFor most of my life I did not realize this, but I have come to find out through research and observation that my body has a hard time processing sugar.  It seems that my body has a negative reaction to foods with a high glycemic load.

Eating candy, white bread, most pasta ,and even many types of fruit, seem to cause the body to have an insulin rush and subsequent Low Blood Sugar Type symptoms…commonly known as Reactive Hypoglycemia.

Almost immediately after eating sugary food or snacks, I can feel my adrenaline rise and my heart pound.  I get nervous, tense, irritable, and anxious.  My body seems to go into fight or flight mode.

My brain starts to get a little fuzzy, and my mind starts to shut down. I can suddenly get very sleepy and have an urgent need to lie down.  This is especially dangerous when driving my car.

Recently I began experimenting with taking cinnamon in hopes of alleviating the Reactive Hypoglycemia symptoms.

I am here to report that it is working!

No adrenaline rush, no mind fuzz, no anxiousness, and no need to lie down after consuming sugary foods and snacks.

I am not sure of the technical reasons why it works for this body, but it is clear that cinnamon definitely helps the cells absorb and utilize sugar in a beneficial way.

I don’t plan on becoming a junk food junkie or anything, but at least I now have  a solution if I know I will be eating in a way that would previously have knocked me for a loop.

Just wanted to share in case anyone has similar issue…

Obtain Silence Through Curiosity

How does it happen?

Place-of-silenceTrying to obtain silence or awareness can be a tricky endeavor.

Anytime there is a “me” there trying to be aware or trying to be silent, awareness and silence will be veiled. Anytime there is any kind of agenda for the “me,”  the “me” is more than happy to jump into the conversation and offer it’s skilled advice or alternate solutions.

The key is to have the “me”  quiet down just enough so the actuality of silence is realized.

There are a zillion and one techniques teachers suggest to help us quiet the mind, and thus recognize the awareness that we are.

One tip you hear many teachers recommend is to “get curious” about what is happening when negative feelings or emotions arise.  They say by being curious, there is a subtle something happening that allows the feelings and sensations to just be as they are.  And when we are just being, the “me” is silent.

But when I tell myself to be curious, it somehow activates the mind too much.  Like I’m telling or commanding myself to ‘do’ something which then triggers “me” to respond or resist to the suggestion.

What seems to be helpful to me is when a feeling or a sensation appears, instead of telling myself to be curious,  I simply ask “how does this _________happen?

“How does this tiredness happen?”

“How does this sadness happen?”

“How does this anger happen?”

“How does this tingly feeling in my stomach happen?”

When I ask this way, I do not get verbal responses. When I ask this way I get silent feedback.  Then I am able to be more aware of what is happening instead of losing myself in mental dialogue.

This method also seems more of an ‘in-the-moment’ activity that has no secret agenda for the benefit of the “me.”

And when there is no agenda for the “me”, I do not find myself fifteen minutes later, lost in mental commentary 🙂

Looking Through an Interactive Camera Lens

POVSomething interesting.  When my attention is not focused on any specific ‘thing’, then a kind of shift in perspective happens.

Almost like a falling back impression. Sort of like watching an interactive virtual reality movie.  

‘I’ am stationary while the camera moves about the place.  Things appear on the video screen.  Objects and forms are perceived by the camera lens.  

Images appear.  Sounds are heard.

Other odd things arise on this weird interactive movie screen…like sensations and thoughts.

I don’t know what will show up.

And even a nice sense of peace is there in the background as well. Nothing dramatic, just a subtle relaxation.

I will report back upon further investigation of this curious phenomena 🙂

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