This past year has pushed up the emotional underbelly of our society, showing us that we still have a lot of work to do on ourselves if we are going to achieve the peace, joy and goodwill that each of us wishes for humankind. We are all victims of cultural conditioning, but the time has come to break away from the limitations of thought that have been imposed on us by society.
“You have to understand….most people are not ready to be unplugged and many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.” ~Morpheus
I have assembled, in no particular order, some tips on how we might unplug from the matrix and free our minds in 2015:
ॐ An ancient Buddhist proverb says, “All suffering exists because of our attachment to an untrue self-image.” This untrue self-image is the one imposed on us from the day we are born. It keeps us stuck in the ego-driven world and encourages the “us against them” mentality. Rumi said, “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” By contemplating this, you will begin to discover your true nature and come to understand that no differences exist between us. But be warned: Asking “who am I” may eventually lead to enlightenment (aka permanent freedom from the ego).
ॐ Jiddu Krishnamurti’s most famous speech was delivered in Ojai, CA in 1929 and is called “Truth is a Pathless Land.” Krishnamurti was referring to religion and spirituality in this speech and said, “Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path.” He observed that once you organize a belief system into a religion you give it form, which then crystallizes and deadens it as it becomes entrenched in dogma. Dogma fits nicely into our 3D world, but religious intolerance has become the result. The challenges we face are forcing us to break free of the 3d matrix structure in which we’ve been living, transcend dogma, and expand our consciousness to include the whole of the manifest and unmanifest. Recognize the common thread that runs through all faiths; the Golden Rule is the same for all religious philosophies.
ॐ Look closely at the people whose words you take as truth and watch the thoughts you have as a result of what they say. This can be anyone from mainstream media pundits to politicians to religious leaders who limit, confine, point the finger, and manipulate through fear. An all-inclusive, compassionate way of living is rejected as these people keep serving up the blue pill. You can put your attention anywhere you want. If you ever have thoughts that in any way exclude, label, or polarize, then you need to reject these people and their weapons of mass delusion. Accept only love.
ॐ Meditate, or at least start to practice mindfulness. Practicing mindfulness, aka being present, will show you that a space exists through which you can escape the mundane. Meditation keeps you in that space. It is imperative to set aside that time to allow yourself to know yourSelf. Magic happens in the quiet.
Peace, Shanti, Paz, Paco, Pax, Paix, Hasti, Rukun, Shalom, Amani, Ukuthula, …and TLGO
3 thoughts on “Tips to Free Your Mind in 2015”
What’s going on with our selves?
Have you noticed that there are many people beginning to speak about transformations to a state where mind forms, separate self sense, ego are greatly diminished? “I” have. Not just theorizing or intellectualizing about it. But something real.
Many people are familiar with the concept. Many people in the non dual circles speak about i tas if it is happening in their case . What is It?
It is the suggestion, a strong one, that identification with our separate selves is an illusion. As in, ” No matter what arises, you are not that one who is sleeping or dreaming or even waking. You Are Consciousness Itself”
Thinking about this only goes so far, and there are many questions about how one moves through space and time, when not only is there no separate self, but there is no separate God, and no separate world.
There are simply no satisfactory answers for us, while we are identified, believing we are separate units. Is there help available?
In recent western philosophy, everyone is seeking, mostly by themselves to find the answers to the separate self dilemma. But this is enacted from the paradigm of separate self.The idea that there are Wisdom Holders who can guide us is accepted up to a point. But only up to a point. The possibility that there are Wisdom holders who can guide us is accepted, but only up to the point of keeping the independent self free to choose his or her own sadana or destiny.
Jesus, or Buddha or Krishna comes knocking on your door. What will you do? Will you recognize the One before you? Can The One animate a distinct separate body?
“You are just beginning to Awaken.
I am like the sunlight in the morning. I intensify the light of morning until you Awaken.
Until the Light Awakens you, even the Light of Consciousness Itself, you continue to dream, try to survive within the dream, manipulate yourself within the dream, pursue all kinds of goals, searches — none of which Awaken you.
Those who are Awakening in Truth begin to notice something. They begin to recognize the signs. They begin to recognize the activity of dreaming. They begin to sense something very unusual about Me.
I Am your own True Self-Nature Appearing within the dream to Awaken you. I Am your Awakening, and your Always Already Conscious State.”
— Avatar Adi Da Samraj
The Ancient Walk-About Way
Thanks for the insights…Namaste!