Getting correct perspective while navigating one's life
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In The Living Word of Kuan Yin, Kuan Yin describes the correct perspective while navigating one's life:
“Kuan Yin is watching all of this as if the entire drama were playing on a TV or movie screen. Neutral, constant, non-effected, she’s just there. However, her non-judgment doesn’t mean she’s heartless or doesn’t care:”
“Lena, the only way to really utilize your human experience is to practice some kind of meditation or visualization. It does work. People really need it. It’s the only way to get through the difficult times.”
“I’ve known about all this for a long time, about the benefits of meditation and visualization,” confesses Lena. “However, Kuan Yin is reminding me again. She’s saying how this kind of practice puts us in the “Kuan Yin spirit". You’re the watcher. Instead of judging, you just see. Whether meditating upon her form or bringing light into the chakras, all these techniques will help us in our life. Kuan Yin is telling me that it is a really powerful thing to do a meditation, which involves surrounding a person with light. It’s also powerful to explore hypnosis and chakra alignment techniques. Letting go (of former beliefs and impressions) and seeing what can be learned about yourself and others helps with compassion. Of course it is beneficial for the one who is meditating. Too, the individual (meditated upon) will feel the good intentions and that you want the highest good for him.”
Imagine, for a moment, a world wherein the needs of all beings: food, shelter and safety is deemed the foremost priority—where there is true acceptance of differences. In such a heavenly world there would be no yearning for a heaven above, as all would enjoy eternal peace and harmony. Surely, it would be a starkly different reality—wherein the everyday needs of all of God’s creatures and creations had been fulfilled. Instead of dividing man from man and mankind from nature, all would be considered a part of this great community of beings. Oneness is not simply some abstract esoteric term. Nor is it somehow removed from everyday pragmatism. It is the basis for community and sound relationships. As Kuan Yin states, it is the basis for our very existence:
“Kuan Yin is showing me visually how I’m (we all are) part of a round ball of light that people call God," illuminates Lena. “These slivers of light become a person who plays out adventures from his or her beliefs.”
You might wonder why the God force involves itself in such complex process—why we don’t remain in Oneness and Bliss. Kuan Yin explains:
"The God force experiences itself more clearly when it can separates itself out, obtain a different point of view. Because of this separation, the personification of the “Always Self”, there exists the possibility for pain."
So it is, according to Kuan Yin, we all spring from Oneness. Memories of our divine origin live within, singing and renewing our very flesh. Any precepts to the contrary can never fully erase the archetypical visions of bliss and oneness permeating our dreams and meditations. Constantly filling the cavernous maze of our psyches—the consciousness binding all life beckons us back to our unique creative force. Yet, I cannot help but wonder, in a world filled with incredible beauty and marvelous technology, why does war and poverty still prevail? Reviewing the Kuan Yin scriptures, I was anxious to discover Kuan Yin’s opinion. Do these disturbing trends in fact define humanity as inherently warlike and self-destructive? Or does the mindless hoarding and killing somehow spring from mankind's "artificial" separateness—it's forgetfulness of the One? The following is a meditation offered by Kuan Yin to help us experience Oneness in our daily lives.
“Kuan Yin is telling me that instead of seeing things and events separately, we should be perceiving them as part of the whole. Conversely, she is saying we also forget to notice the little things, a single stone or grain of sand. So, the existential question is: when to notice the little things and when to see things as a whole. A powerful meditation is when contemplating the oneness of everything is to find something’s unique qualities. For example, observing an island’s wholeness and then focusing upon the uniqueness of a single stone. Westerners are dealing with this dichotomy on a grand scale. However, Kuan Yin wants me to emphasize that this meditation is simple but powerful. It’s like physical exercise. One can practice it just once a day or as often as one likes. Other examples to meditate upon (other than an individual stone on the island beach) are faces in a crowd or a leaf on a tree. Each person (in the crowd) is unique and yet (at that very moment) part of the whole. The same is true for leaves on the trees. Practicing this deceptively easy meditation helps each of us to see reality.”
Kuan Yin states: "You create your whole world with thoughts!” Kuan Yin also explains in metaphysical terms what physicists already know--that time does not exist. The hypothesis of multiple universes is now a universally accepted scientific probability. What does such a sweeping statement reveal in terms of our supposed in-time existence? How does one reconcile such a precept with traditional definitions of reincarnation--that one is reborn into a succession of lifetimes? Having facilitated hundreds of past-life regressions (I refer to them parallel-life regressions as no time really exists): the concept that one is master of his or her reality, has always interested me. According to Kuan Yin, the present is “our escape hatch”. Yet it is not only this reality manifesting from one’s personal beliefs. Regard your multiple realities (including trance and dreams) as infinite and simultaneous fields of consciousness. Alter one, and the rest will surely follow in infinite unfolding orders.
I’d always emphasized the importance of identifying both expansive and limiting beliefs dominating one’s present reality. Previous to The Living Word, however, I wasn’t aware of the specifics of the "collective agreement" we all have chosen to participate in involving three limiting beliefs. I then perhaps should not have been surprised when Kuan Yin stated: “Our spirit knows we don’t die nor are we born. If our ego knew what our greater self knows it would not fear disaster. In your life, you forget your “Always State” or “Always Form”. You [ego] forget everything. However, you are already always that! There is only eternity, knowledge and bliss. But you’re still terrified it might not be true. That is ego at work. Ego keeps one from being free," concludes Kuan Yin.
This Kuan Yin statement holds true for however long the ego remains possessive and controlling; however long it fears death or is expectant of a certain reward or outcome. Surrendering its mistrusting, attachment, however, ego and everything it perceives and interacts with is liberated, indeed, transformed:
“I’m looking at the flower and watching how Kuan Yin relates to it,” continues Lena. “I’m seeing how the act of relating to a flower appears to be so simple. Yet, it takes a tremendous amount of courage to make such a “simple” act important. I understand now how “busyness” can be a real distraction, how it can create “made up” realities. Being present means an absence of past and future. I’m seeing how bringing the mind into the present is the link to eternity and that true meditation is the acceptance of no past or future. I realize these are very brave concepts, that there are only moments upon moments to be lived. It’s almost inconceivable."
At any given spiritual crossroad, ego can choose to incorporate a measured response for applying the Kuan Yin precepts. However, as ego's possessive (and even obsessive) tendencies are heavily conserved genealogical traits, there exists the possibility for conflict between the two paths. Kuan Yin's precepts may prove too elusive for the "can do", "reasoning" ego. In genetics, when a trait is expressed as the external, physical expression of the genotype it is defined as the phenotype. By definition, ego is the phenotypic expression of the genotype. Phenotypic elements, such as having two arms and two legs are not modifiable.
The ego will continue to exist no matter how well one, for instance, does or does not nurture a child. When the mind is formed (during the human embryonic stage) five separate brainwave periodicities are created, possessing measurable ratios of increased attachment corresponding to increased brainwave frequency. For survival reasons, ego has always been endowed with a high proclivity towards attachment. A paramount example is neonatal imprinting of its mother's heartbeat and voice.
While perhaps opening the door to folly, attachment is nevertheless essential for development of individualism. Like an artist choosing what images and materials he will incorporate into his collage masterpiece, the ego acts naturally. Therefore attachment and the development of individuality work hand in hand. And it is one's uniqueness, according to Kuan Yin, also contributing to the attainment of divinity.
Kuan Yin proclaims unconditional love has the power to mitigate obsessive inclinations demonstrated by the normal ego. Unless tapping into one's compassionate and highly evolved "motherly love" trait, however, Kuan Yin's spiritual precepts may remain just an ideal, eluding many of us. Only by allowing in the countervailing force of one's compassionate nature is one saved from the trap of possessiveness and self-servitude.
While ego may have difficulty grasping the Kuan Yin’s concept of detachment, it can enlist the intellect to evaluate prevalent beliefs, intentions and emotions. However it is the universality of the alpha, theta and gamma brainwave ranges that appear to be quite comfortable, even familiar with Kuan Yin's deeper wisdom: that no time or space really exists and through employing Kuan Yin’s spiritual skills, one can, indeed, "spiritualize matter".
Science explains trance and dream activities as natural consequences of slower brainwave activity, and beta (ego) and gamma, (super-consciousness), as results of faster brainwave cycling. Neurological reactions during non-linear perceptual input and in the slower brainwave frequencies demonstrate physiological links to alternate perceptions (and the beliefs and intent driving them). Science now supports a hypothesis of certain tractable latent controls in, for example, the two EEG states of trance and sleep. Catalepsy (involuntary neural responses) and abreaction (mental and/or physical sensations) can occur while in trance and during the sleep state. REM eye movement as well as other sleep and trance-related cataleptic responses are examples of these innate biological controls.
Such a format helps de-mystify naturally occurring mind-body processes such as in and out of time (lineal and non-linear) perceptual inputs. This format does not, however, fully explain why we, as humans, possess these marvelous capabilities. EEG periodicities can be regarded as the vehicles (channel) leading an individual to his alternate paradigms (belief systems). Natural stimulation and utilization of these alternate channels (for example, dreaming, hypnosis) appear to be essential for health and maintenance of mind and body. However, there are, perhaps, even more esoteric reasons for framing studies of the mind and its infinite capabilities within EEG standards and data. In its relentless pursuit of reason (beta, in-time intelligence), our culture overlooks a critical question: Is acquisition of only in-time knowledge adequate for a visionary species? For, what are visions and dreams but infinite parallel frameworks we inhabit while at rest?
The entire purpose of non-linearity, it would appear, is to provide a certain quality of granularity and detachment: a respite from linearity and its relatively attached and "reasoning" approach. This is perhaps why trance and dream communications are couched in archetypical images, symbols and metaphor.
Even though these realms offer a sometimes stunningly different perspective, they convey their messages in such a way that is predominantly neither jarring nor hurtful. After all, the varying realms of human consciousness do not wish to create trauma. Rather, their objective is to assist in the creation of loving, trusting and expansive realities. Only when the information is considered urgent (for example, imminent health and safety issues), might one experience, for example, a nightmarish communication.
Receiving messages from one’s alternate EEG periodicities i.e. meditation, trance and dreams, one has the opportunity to experience different personas, languages and arenas. Here, one discovers he is more than just mind and body, that there exist natural inner convergences and collaborations between various aspects of the greater self, one’s soul.