Monday, July 4, 2016

The Thought-Responsive Universe

Just for a moment, imagine that you live in a magnificent ethereal world of indescribable beauty – a world consisting of subtle energies, where every thought you create instantly modes and shapes the immediate environment around you. Imagine a perfect world where your thoughts instantly create any reality you choose. Whatever your heart desires is suddenly made manifest before you. It is a glorious land overflowing with living light, a land where death , disease, and limitations are nonexistent. Imagine yourself in an ideal world where everyone is free to explore and develop their creative pursuits and experience their unlimited potential. Does this sound like Heaven?
Just think what an immature or undisciplined being could and would do in this ideal thought-responsive world. Picture the chaos and destruction that a single primitive mind could create. One undisciplined mind would wreak complete havoc, destroying the perfection of the subtle environments and the privacy of all the inhabitants.
Now for a moment imagine what kind of educational environment would be the perfect training ground for this undisciplined mind. What kind of schools would you create to educate this primitive state of consciousness? What kind of lessons would effectively train this disruptive mind to coexist in the thought-responsive dimensions?
Welcome to the slowed-down molecular training ground of matter, where focused thoughts are required in order to create and prosper. Welcome to the ideal environment where the young and undisciplined mind can learn by trial and error without contaminating the pure realm of spirit.
Welcome to your life.
This is one of the primary spiritual lessons we are here to learn. The unaware remain in the dense outer dimensions of the universe until they learn to exercise complete responsibility for their thoughts and actions. They then must learn to escape from the dense gravity field consisting of matter, form, and emotion. Eventually they recognize and break free from the illusions of form and to consciously pursue and experience their spiritual essence.
-William Buhlman from "The Secret of The Soul"

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Changing Reality part 2

Continuing the discussion based on Serge Kahili King's book...

One thing that impresses me about  Huna philosophy, is that "truth" is measured by effectiveness. While some may expend considerable energy debating the finer points of their chosen belief system, it is all relatively irrelevant if we are merely concerned with subjective theory.

In my own search for practical application of reality creation, of course the underlying theory is valid for discussion. However, at some point, the development of practical tools and methods would be quite welcome.

Author King does have a number of practical suggestions to offer. 

He starts out with an overview of Huna philosophy, which categorizes reality into four layers: Objective, Subjective, Symbolic, and Holistic.

Then, we encounter a fundamental core principal that is entirely practical: In order to work with changing reality, we must have sufficient energy at our disposal. Energy is the force that holds the universe together, and every "thing" that we experience is formed of energy.

I recognize that this is where my own quest must begin: Learning to acquire and preserve adequate levels of energy.

King refers the reader to one of his earlier books, "Endless Energy". It begins with a presentation of "7 Principals of Energy", which I quote from:

1. Energy is what you think it is. One scientific definition of energy is "the property of matter and radiation that is manifested as a capacity to perform work, and a degree or level of this capacity possessed by something or required for a process." If that sounds vague, it's because it is.

2. Energy has no limits. Energy is endless, unlimited, infinite. Of course, this only makes sense if you assume that everything is energy, which our system does. In addition, this gives rise to the logical assumption that everything is connected energetically and patterns influence other patterns through this connection.

3. Energy flows where attention goes. As focused beings of spirit the energy of the universe moves through us, and it flows where our attention goes. If we want to change something, the primary process we have for doing that is shifting our attention. Attention is what gets us into trouble, and attention can get us out of it.

4. All energy exists now. The definition of "now," of course, depends on the range of our current attention. According to this principle, what we call the "past" is a collection of currently existing energetic patterns of memory, somewhat like the information stored on the hard drive of a computer. What we call the "future" is a collection of currently existing energetic patterns of expectation, somewhat like the plans and projections stored on the hard drive of a computer.

In this system the concept is that since the universe is infinite and there are no limits, all time is simultaneous. According to this system, if you want to go backward or forward in time, you actually have to go sideways. "Past" and "future" experiences are existing right now and changing as we change. We are affecting them as much as they are affecting us. It's all inter-related.

5. Energy loves energy. Although deceptively simple, the deeper implication is energy is attracted to energy, and patterns of energy are constantly connecting, interacting, and changing into each other. One way to see this in nature is how wind energy turns into wave energy that reshapes rock energy. Another way is to notice how animal energy becomes oil energy that becomes fire energy that becomes heat and mechanical energy.

6. All power (energetic influence) comes from within. It is based on a concept called mana in Polynesia. All power comes from within, from the source. Not from within you as an individual being, but from your spirit that is connected to the center of the universe. All of the power in your life comes through you. There is nothing outside of you that has any power over you.

Everything, however, has power. The power of the tree comes from within the tree. The power of the clouds comes from within the clouds. We influence each other, and that is the purpose of increasing mana, which actually means influence. It's like being able to influence someone by speaking to them. When you think you are controlling someone it's an illusion. All you can ever do is to influence them. On their part, they always have the power to choose how to react to your influence.

Audience question: "You are saying that all power comes from within, as in nothing outside has any power over you. How about drugs? How about circumstances that happen to people?"

In our tradition all circumstances come from patterns of thought, patterns of action by the individual. They all come out of decisions made about reality and about oneself and about the world.

Audience question: "For example what if an insect bites you and you get the toxins and you get sick."

What we would say is that you and the insect attracted each other certainly and probably not on any conscious level but you had certain patterns that that insect reflected. If a toxin built up and let's say a swelling occurred, that swelling also occurred because it was reflecting some other part of you. Ordinarily, most swellings reflect some kind of suppressed anger.

Audience question: "Surely that just reflects the action of the immune system and not patterns?"

Of course it does, because not everyone who is bitten by the insect will get the swelling. Not everyone gets the same effect from the same occurrence, so that if you are in a very relaxed or unstressed state, the first likelihood is that the insect won't bite you. The second likelihood is that if does, you wouldn't have any effect from it. The insect would get all the blood it needed and it would go and you wouldn't even notice it. That does happen a lot. The third process, then, is that the less stress you are under, the less toxic the insect's bite would be to you, and the more stress you are under, the more toxic it would be to you.

This idea doesn't deny that there are effects and influences and energy in the world. It says, however, that your state is the greatest factor in how they affect you. There are people, though, who have learned how to poke steel spikes through their arms, and because they have learned how not to resist that, when they pull them out there is no bleeding and there is instant healing. There are other people who will die from a scratch from a cat, or drown in a teaspoon of water. If you can learn how to let the energy flow through you without resisting it, then you won't have the negative effect, but if you try to counter an energy which is too intense or anything that we would ordinarily call toxic, it is toxic to the degree that you are stressful.

If it is too intense for you to handle and you try to resist it, even habitually, not even consciously, to that degree it is going to hurt. To that degree you are going to be affected by it. You can put your toe in a fire and get severely burned, or you can change your state and walk across it with no harm.

Audience question: "What if a person accidentally ate a mushroom that was toxic?"

Please understand that I am not denying the validity of other systems. I am explaining our system. In our way of thinking such an incident wouldn't be accidental. Our system doesn't allow for accidents. Accidents can only happen in a finite universe, and our assumption is that the universe is infinite. Everything that happens is co-created.

Now please don't take that as blame. It does not imply any conscious involvement, because you are more than just your conscious mind. It does say, however that your whole experience, every smidgeon of it, is an effect of your expectations at conscious, unconscious, or subconscious level. Energy is attracted to energy. So in this system there are no accidents.

7. The last principle is that the effectiveness of energetic interaction is the measure of the truth about the interaction. A different way to put this is to say that expectations are only valid to the degree that they match results. It's easy to claim anything, but if the claim cannot be tested, it certainly cannot be called a truth. Beliefs do not make things true on their own. Only the results of believing can tell you how true they are. The so-called "Big Bang Theory" of the creation of the universe is a good example. Because it cannot be tested, it is really just a hypothesis, someone's guess. Circumstantial evidence, which is always open to interpretation, does not prove a hypothesis. From Hawaii we have an even better example. When dealing with anyone's claim about anything, a Hawaiian proverb uses a surfing metaphor and says, "Show your skill on the back of a wave."

This system that I am presenting to you is not presented as truth. It was made up a very long time ago by some people who took a good, long look at the world and came up with some ideas about it that seemed to work very well. They weren't seeking truth, they were seeking effectiveness. So for practical purposes they made effectiveness the measure of truth. That's one of the things that make this system quite different.

Excerpt from:
King, Serge Kahili. Endless Energy (Kindle Locations 194-195). Hunaworks. Kindle Edition.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

I have been reading a book on changing reality from a Hawaiian Huna perspective. So far, this one has really illuminated me with new information on the subject.

I have read my share of material on reality creation and "law of attraction", and most of them tend to repeat the same points. And,as I've commented in numerous blog articles, to the extent that the "Law of Attraction" focuses merely on acquiring health and wealth, it misses the much of the point of the soul's purpose in life.

What seems to set this one apart is that Huna practice is an entire lifestyle, philosophy and worldview in itself. From the Huna perspective, very little in physical life cannot be altered and directed with conscious intent. What others might think of as extraordinary miracles are simply part of everyday life. The teacher does not just teach the "how" but the "why" and how this fits in with a comprehensive view of how the universe works.

One example of new insight for me concerns how we are affected by the English Language flexibility in the use of the verb "to be".

Law of Attraction gurus tell us that the power to change reality exists in the present moment, and to the extent that our focus is on the past or future, we undermine our ability to change. One reason that we of  Western rational thought can struggle with reality creation is that our language makes it so easy to shift focus from present tense to past or future. We might say "Yesterday I felt sad", but indigenous Hawaiian language forces focus from the present perspective as in "My time of feeling sad yesterday is over". Perhaps this may seem but a subtle difference, but it influences the subconscious, where reality creation begins.

Another example is our habit of creating nouns to create things from abstract experience. We can feel pain as a process of experience, but we say "I have pain" or "My pain returned" or "The pain moves around".  "Pain" may describe how we feel, but it is not really an autonomous "thing". If we say "I am angry" this not only describes how we feel, but identifies and links us to the descriptive adverb "angry". This identity can be a significant obstacle to changing and eliminating undesirable aspects of our reality.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spirituality 101

Our mission: Earth & Water Wellness is dedicated toward helping enrich personal and spiritual growth within our clients.

The term “spirituality” is often used loosely, and may mean dramatically different things to various people, so the following article seeks to define and explain spirituality within the context of our mission at Earth & Water Wellness.

It’s All About the Soul

At the core of spirituality is a belief that everyone is a soul incarnate. Essentially, souls are eternal beings that choose on occasion to incarnate into physical bodies on temporal realms such as Earth. Although many religions also teach belief in the soul, there are differences with what we are speaking of here. For one, religion tends to acknowledge the soul almost as an afterthought, something that we happen to possess, but only taking on importance after death. In contrast, spirituality stresses that we are souls first and foremost, and everything else follows from that primal fact
Many religions also teach dogma that says humans are born “sinful” and evil, and must be redeemed through various rituals and practices or else face eternal punishment. People can believe what they want, but the soul is oblivious to religion. Spiritual teaching simply points out that the soul has existed eternally, and chooses to incarnate for its own purposes. Even though it inhabits a physical form, the soul is intrinsically part of God and inseparable from God. What takes place in the “afterlife” is an interesting enough study, but not as important as understanding what the soul seeks to experience here and now.

It’s all about the soul, because we each find ourselves here on this journey, but may not realize why or even who we really are. The ego-based mind we employ to navigate physical reality is not very good at sensing spiritual reality. From its limited perspective, we are suddenly thrust into a cold, frightening environment with nary a clue as to who we are or where we came from. The “amnesia” effect of incarnation is valuable for the soul to start each life with a clean slate, so that past lives that may have featured the same lessons and “cast members” do not inhibit us from plunging into our current lessons with full intensity.

It’s all about the soul, because many of us get stuck and don’t have a clue why. The soul often intends a challenging regime of lessons and experiences that made sense during pre-birth planning, but seem overwhelming when mired in the fog of ego-based consciousness. Since the ego has no recollection of signing up for such challenges, it tends to view life as stressful and filled with suffering for no good reason. Yet, much, if not most suffering results from resisting the lessons that our soul planned. Generally speaking, the soul will not plan suffering for its own sake. The only way out is to complete the lesson and fulfill the soul’s agenda. Embracing the soul’s agenda is the quickest route to happiness, fulfillment, and reduced suffering. In order to do that, we must gain some understanding of the soul and its agenda.

It’s all about the soul, because a shift is taking place in human consciousness that causes spiritual understanding to be more readily accessible. Many mystics say we are headed toward a higher dimensional existence, with the entire planet making the transition. However, we still also exist as humans on a physical and causal plane. The exciting thing is, we can now more readily access and experience the best of both worlds. We can live with one foot grounded on Earth and “One Foot in Atlantis”. 

My term for this process is “The Fully Actualized Life" as featured in many posts on this blog.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Saying Goodbye to a Furry Friend

Being married to an animal communicator, I'm frequently exposed to situations where people have just lost a beloved pet or have one that is nearing transition. Marie has the tools to really help and bring closure, and thereby help start the healing process. I admire watching her in action, and love to see her clients finding comfort. Still, nothing brings it home like losing one of your own.

Our beautiful and intelligent Manx tabby, Ms Bun, made the trip over the rainbow bridge earlier today. She enjoyed a full life of 17 years, and was intimately connected with Marie in ways that fostered her work as an animal communicator, psychic and shaman. Her unique and engaging personality makes this loss seem more difficult for some reason.

One thing that does ease the pain is the knowledge that consciousness does not die, it just changes form. Also, there is evidence that when humans interact closely and share love with animals, it helps their soul to expand and become more defined. Abundant accounts of NDEs and life-between-lives hypnotic regression indicates that pets on the other side are accessible and greet us when we arrive. Remember Robin Williams greeting his dog in What Dreams May Come.

In "Destiny of Souls", Hypnotherapist Michael Newton revealed that specialized guides known as "trackers" can retrieve any pet upon request on the other side. Several of his clients painted an exciting picture of being able to recreate any situation or scene from their human lives.

One example:

Dr. N: Kimoye, what do you like to do for recreation? 
S: Frankly, I am a rather quiet, unsocial soul and I enjoy doing two things. I garden and play with animals during the time I am away from my group. 
Dr. N: Do you actually grow things in the spirit world? 
S: Creating living things from energy is one of our important exercises here. 
Dr. N: Tell me about playing with the animals. 
S: I have a dog and cat as well as a horse. These are my pets from the last life. 
Dr. N: Do they just appear when you want them? 
S: No, I must call for them as they don’t normally live in our spaces here. I can’t go to their place. An Animal Caretaker brings them to me. We call them trackers. 
Dr. N: Meaning the tracker has to find your pet and not one created out of energy, as you might do with a plant in your garden? 
S: Absolutely. 
Dr. N: Do animals have souls, Kimoye? 
S: Yes, of course they do, but in many varieties. 
Dr. N: What is the difference between animal and human souls? 
S: The souls of all living things have different ... properties. Animal souls have smaller particles of energy ... less volume and are not as complex and multifaceted as the human soul. 
Dr. N: What other differences do you know about between the souls of humans and that of animals? 
S: The main difference, other than size and capacity, is that animal souls are not ego-driven. They are not overwhelmed by identity issues as we are. They also accept and blend with their environment rather than fighting to control it like human beings. (stops and then adds) We can learn from them.
Newton, Michael (2009-06-22). Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives (p. 298). Llewellyn - A. Kindle Edition.

Other accounts of the afterlife speak of recreating a favorite house and yard out of energy, and some even mention a favorite pet being there as well:

My wife Erika and I loved the small house we built in the Bavarian Alps. We wanted it again after death and so we built it with the help of our energy teacher. He thought it was good practice for us. The model was in my mind and he saw it perfectly before we began the energy transmissions. Additional touches of the exterior came from our friends Hans and Elfie, who lived near our house in Germany and are with us now. The interior furnishings Erika and I did without help. I created my old library and my wife set up her kitchen just as it was. It is wonderful to be alone again with her in this way.
Newton, Michael (2009-06-22). Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives (p. 295). Llewellyn - A. Kindle Edition. 

What these accounts tell me is that even though our lives on Earth are finite, the things that are dear to our hearts remain with us for eternity. A beloved pet may bond with us for only a few short years, but the love and experiences we share with them are eternal. Since a soul has natural creative ability, any desired setting can be created again.

After all, is not time simply an illusion? Ascended masters tell us as much. True, we can't travel back in time to relive our favorite scenes - at least while we are still here in the physical. However, love is eternal and transcends time. Our physical existence is little more than a projection on a stage, allowing our souls to enjoy the illusion of being separate individuals as we work on our lessons. Animal souls appear to have a different reason for being here, but I am convinced that loving them helps add to their substance. They love us in return and help teach us about love.

Some adamantly believe that human and animal souls can never mix or transmigrate. I am inclined to believe that anything is possible and that there remains much that we don't understand. Our two dogs Sophie and Bella both speak of having had human incarnations, and both appear to demonstrate intelligence and sophistication beyond a simple animal. We have three other cats besides Bun, and they all seem relatively simple-minded as one would expect. Bun, however, stood out as extremely intelligent and sentient. There appears to be a mystery surrounding this that needs further exploration.

One opportunity for further exploration is Ms Bun's stated intent to return to us through reincarnation. She directed Marie to start looking for Manx cat breeders. She said her body expired before she had completed her work with us, so she wants to arrange a return as soon as possible. We expect that she will provide guidance to Marie when she has picked out a suitable kitten coming into the world.

There are many documented accounts of pet reincarnation occurring. Typically, if an animal communicator is consulted, the departed pet is asked whether they have a desire to return. If they do, guidance is sometimes provided to find the new pet, or happenstance may simply help reunite pet owners with their reincarnated pet. One or more telltale traits will tell them beyond a doubt that their precious fur baby is back.

I am delighted that Ms Bun has elected to try for a quick return. We still have to work through our grief, and the sting of loss is great. But there is hope. So goodbye, my dearest Bun kitty...until we meet again.

Lynn Savage

Monday, June 2, 2014


I often see Christian fundamentalists taking swipes at the notion that atheists and other non-believers can have moral values. In their view, God is ruler over the universe and therefore the only source of morality and objective truth. Since atheists don't subscribe to the God-centric model of the universe, the only values they can come up with are relative and subjective.

Having spent a great deal of my life as a fundamentalist Christian, I thoroughly understand their perspective. I recall the word "atheist" evoking images of a very nasty, evil person. When Madalyn Murray O'Hair was in the news regarding some legal challenge to public religious expression, I recall thinking that she must be a particularly twisted, evil person. How could she hate God so much?

Now that my beliefs have evolved, I'm no longer a "theist", so atheist would be technically correct in describing my beliefs. However, the popular usage of atheist also connotes a totally materialistic philosophy and even hostility toward anything supernatural, and that's not me. I see God as the single unitary consciousness that comprises all things, so perhaps pantheist is more accurate.

Believing as I do that spirituality is a natural part of existence, my source of morality is not in doubt. Even a materialistic atheist develops values, because everyone has an essential worldview that attempts to explain their reason for living. Most of us are quite capable of love for our fellow humans, with some exceptions: A narcissistic sociopath has moral values as well, though these values would be considered selfish and evil by others, but they are standards nonetheless.

Rather than defend how a non-theist develops values, I'd like to shift the argument back at Christians: My contention is that their own moral values are just as relative and subjective as that of non-believers. Absolute standards are pretty darn difficult to prove in any case, and many competing views on this exist within various religions.

What absolute standard are we talking about?

The Christian would state that God is the ultimate standard. And how do we know what this God's views are? They claim it's through the Bible, "God's Word". They believe that the Bible gives them a rock-solid, undisputed moral standard to live by.

So...exactly what are these moral standards, and where are they found? 
The Ten Commandments are well known, so it's a good place to start. Let's examine what morals are taught here:

1 –   You shall have no other gods before me.
Sounds like this is about an insecure deity, afraid of the competition. What's the moral for us mortal humans? Since Judeo-Christianity is supposedly a monotheistic religion, what competition is God worried about?

 2 -  You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.
Again, more insecurity coming through.What's up with that?

3 - You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
Could be some merit in this, as in keeping something in our lives sacred and protected from the constant barrage of cynicism and ridicule. But "God's name" depends on the theistic model you subscribe to. 

4 - Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 
This one is all about control, How does being controlled by endless rules help us to be better humans ? This just helps keep us subjugated by the controllers.

5 - Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
I guess you can't argue with that. 

6 – You shall not kill.
Ah, herein lies one of the biggest incongruities in Christianity. Very short and unambiguous, yet the one commandment that is most often violated or ignored. The concept of not killing each other is a glorious idea, that if followed. would make the world a much nicer place. Here you have it, in black and white, and yet many if not most Christians support the death penalty, and sending troops into combat. They support the military raining death down from drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pacifists, practicing what Jesus taught, are generally ridiculed by these same Christians. Maybe they should just delete this inconvenient commandment?

7 – You shall not commit adultery.
On the face of it, this seems positive, but it's really about male control and ownership of women as property. Women caught in adultery were stoned to death, while men could make good by killing off the husband and adding the woman to his harem. (See the David and Bathsheba story).

8 – You shall not steal.
Thumbs up for this one, but don't forget the stealing done by the rich 1% from the working class. Why are they not caught an put in prison like a petty thief would be?

9 -You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Another great idea. The fact that the 10 commandments used to be posted in courthouses everywhere, yet innocent people are still imprisoned or executed indicates that this one is widely disregarded. The modern version is "cover your tracks and tell the truth only when in danger of being caught lying".

10 – You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.
This one probably has merit, but notice how it's addressed to the male of the household, as if women don't even exist.

The score? Out of 10, maybe 6 1/2 have moral merit. So is this the gold standard that Christians have but atheists lack? Great stats for baseball batters, not so much for the supposed source of all moral code.

Let's reflect a bit more on this. The real problem with the 10 commandments is what's not listed. 

Slavery, for example, was permitted and even encouraged elsewhere in the Old Testament.

And why did slavery end in this country? Was the abolitionist movement spearheaded by fundamentalist Christians? Hardly. Many of them defended it until the bitter end. Abolition was achieved due to the efforts of secular people of conscience, even atheists among them! And the fight against segregation and discrimination continued until modern times, opposed guessed it!

So it stands to reason that if the Bible is the source of all wisdom and moral values, the fight for a more kind and just society should have been led by fundamentalist Christians. The reality is that they mostly have been the old guard responsible for resisting social progress, and still are. Assistance to the poor, gender equality, minimum wage, environmental protection are all still actively resisted by conservative Christians. In their defense, perhaps the Old Testament provides little encouragement for progressive social morality. But there is still the New Testament to consider...

The teachings of Jesus stand in marked contrast to much of the Old Testament. He pulled no punches when criticizing OT law and practice, which is probably what got him into so much trouble.

Stone the woman caught in adultery? Jesus said "he who has not sinned cast the first stone" (There were no takers that day).

Chase the Banksters out of the temple with a whip! Feed and clothe the poor! Helping someone in need is more important than Sabbath rules!

The gist of Jesus' teachings was love. "The sum of the law is love your neighbor"! How complicated is that? Even atheists are capable of love, and there is nothing in the Bible that teaches how to love better or more in any case. People live in harmony and love their neighbors and families in parts of the world that have never heard of the Bible. Societies influenced by religion tend to have more strife and bloodshed. In any case, there is no evidence that religion teaches us how to love more.

Conclusion: Christian claims that their morals are based on objective standards are false. The Bible does not speak with one mind and voice, so it's a subjective matter of which passages to adhere to and which to ignore. Christians that condemn the harsh Islamic punishment of women in the news should recall that their own Bible could be used to defend such practice. Do they think that stoning the pregnant woman in Pakistan was a moral action? Of course not, but they cannot cite the Bible as their moral guide on this matter. 

For everyone, morality is a very subjective matter, taking into account culture and prevailing beliefs. In this regard, Christians and Atheists are pretty much alike.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Toward Full Actualization

The theme of this blog has been learning to live in a state of "Full Actualization".

Simply stated, this means learning to access the spiritual dimension and higher-self consciousness, even while fully embracing our physical existence.

A great deal of spiritual teaching is available, much of which is helpful and somewhat convergent. Certain concepts are widely accepted, such as reincarnation and the "law of attraction".

It's easy to find teaching on how to attract wealth, or how to connect with loved ones on the other side. The problem I experienced was how to integrate it all into a broad, practical philosophy of life. Having money is great, but what if learning to attract wealth doesn't answer all the questions? What if the questions run along the lines of "Why am I here?" and "What is the purpose for all this suffering", and even "What can I do about the things in my life that I don't like?"

The "Fully Actualized Life" is based on a number of initial assumptions about how it all works, based on my experiences along the spiritual path up to this point. I have seen enough correlation with other sources to feel fairly confident that this is the gist of how things really work in the universe.

Here is a recap:

 It's All About The Soul.

The soul is a splinter off the vast, unitary consciousness that fills the universe, which we call God.

The soul incarnates in various physical environments in order to experience lessons or achieve objectives that are difficult to experience in spirit. Being human on Earth is our primary experience, which we will address here.

The primary objective of the soul is not to gain more knowledge, since it already has infinite knowledge of the Godhead at its disposal. Humans seek to rediscover knowledge as part of their experience.

The primary objective of the soul is not to become more holy or righteous, or to "earn" a higher level in the cosmos. The soul does not seek to please God, for the soul is already comprised of God.

The primary objective of the soul is not to resolve every problem and reach a state of bliss, because it originates from a state of bliss. The soul originates from a state of total love and security, but bravely sets sail on uncharted seas in an attempt to rediscover love and learn how to manifest its needs in a contrived system of fear and scarcity.

So Why Do We Suffer?

The soul does not come here merely to suffer. 

Suffering occurs primarily due to the following:

1. Failure of the ego-mind to understand the lessons at hand, and to resist them.

2. Failure of the ego-mind to understand that physical existence is merely a drama on a stage, and that there is much more to reality than what our physical senses are aware of. The ego-mind therefore buys totally into the concept of scarcity and fear as being the norm. In this state of mind, life can seem like a cold, cruel joke.

3. On occasion, the soul incarnates with specific intention to experience certain limitations, such as physical disabilities or distressed environments. Accidents or acts of violence are often "contracted" in advance according to the soul's purpose.

4. Often balancing a karmic account is a major part of the soul's purpose. Depending on the nature of the karmic contract with other souls, the experiences that are created can be difficult or challenging.

How Can We Optimize Our Experience as Humans?

1. Recognize the lessons the soul has planned for this life, and stop resisting. Often unhappy circumstances will recur over and over, because the soul seeks to provide the "stage scenery" that is necessary for a particular lesson. Accepting and completing the lesson is the fastest way to change things for the better and move on.

2. Learn to balance the major Chakra energy centers. For example, a healthy root chakra keeps us grounded to the Earth and feeling secure, while an open heart chakra is necessary to give and receive love. Learning to eliminate fear and open one's heart to love is a general lesson for any soul incarnating on Earth.

3. Realize that personal reality is created by the individual. All problems have roots that can be discovered in the energetic body or subconscious (higher self or oversoul). By accessing the subconscious, problems can be either resolved or at least understood as part of the soul's plan. This knowledge alone should help dispel fear, since it precludes the possibility of being victimized by outside forces or random events. The journey of self-discovery and self-improvement is a major theme on this blog, and is the focus of energy practitioners in general.

4. Become aware of the Shift. Our planet is graduating to a higher vibrational frequency. The process is often chaotic and challenging, but the end result will be great! The human race is evolving toward a state of golden enlightenment, such as experienced in the distant past. Even better, the veil between the physical and the spiritual is thinning. The truly Fully Actualized Human will live with one foot on the ground and one foot in Atlantis. This is something we can begin to experience now!

Lynn Savage