Where Do You Go for Answers?

July 4, 2012 by  
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Where Do You Turn to Discover the Truth?

Today, July 4, 2012, in the United States of America we celebrate the decision to become independent as a nation state.

May I also suggest that this is a good day to celebrate your personal, spiritual independence?

Where have YOU been looking for answers?  Do you keep going outside yourself?  Do you keep expecting others to solve all your programs?  Are you seeking God “out there” somewhere inside of inside yourself?  Are you asking yourself, “When will the aliens land and save us all?”  Are you waiting around for Jesus or Krishna or anyone else show up to fix this world?  Are you looking outside yourself to others to repair your personal life, your physical health, your mental stability, your relationships, your fears?

Have you learned yet that God and

the answers are inside you? 

Have you discovered and refined and strengthened

your internal “truth tester”?

Do you regularly challenge what you hear in the media? 

From friends? 

From family? 

until you “check it out” inside yourself?

Are you learning to DISCERN what VIBRATES with LOVE

and

to make your choices accordingly?

As people are waking up spiritually, it’s normal to go through a phase of expecting that the ones who awoke ahead of you on the “spiritual wave” know more and therefore have all the answers.

This is called “giving away your power.”

STOP GIVING AWAY YOUR POWER!

IF YOU WANT TO BE FULLY AWAKENED,

awaken to the GOD within you.

 

I’ve been working recently with some new clients who seem to need to hear me say, over and over again, that they must start going inside and asking themselves what is “right” or “best” for themselves and make their own decisions.

This is critical – essential – to the process of reclaiming your personal power, your Divinity, your freedom.

This is critical – essential – to your personal spiritual growth.

Here are your choices, as I see them:

LOOK FOR HELP from others who will . . .

  • offer suggestions
  • provide information
  • facilitate your process
  • encourage you to take back your power
  • encourage you to make your own decisions

DON’T ALLOW ANYONE ELSE to . . .

  • convince you they know better than you do what is best for you.
  • encourage you to rely on their opinion over your own.
  • use fear to get you to give away your power to them.
  • use fear to get you to make a decision you don’t feel ready to make.
  • make you feel small and helpless and hopeless.

Of course, there are people and other beings on this planet who are doing exactly that and have been doing exactly that for thousands of years. This has been going on in religions, schools, government, and the media for uncounted years.

You’ll soon be meeting advanced beings with many talents who will present themselves within the illusion that they are older, wiser, and more capable of taking care of this planet and you than you are.  They may even appear to be God-like in their power and abilities.

BUT YOU CAN KNOW BETTER

by using personal discernment!!! 

YOU CAN LEARN TO IDENTIFY THEM

as BEINGS WITHOUT COMPASSION AND LOVE

who seek to hold you enthralled

in the illusion of FEAR!!

YOU CAN LEARN TO see through the ILLUSION!!! 

YOU CAN CHOOSE to express your FREE WILL

by learning to

DISCERN the LIES.

 

What LIES am I talking about?

  • That you are limited in any way.
  • That you are a “sinner.”
  • That you are unworthy of Divine Love.
  • That you are meant to stay small.
  • That you are incapable of making decisions for yourself.
  • That you need to be protected from information and knowledge.
  • That it’s safer to stay in the dark of ignorance than to step out into the Light of knowledge and information.
  • That selfish commitment to greed based on scarcity is more powerful than sharing and cooperation based on LOVE.

I encourage you now – today – this very moment as we celebrate the concept of “independence” to become more independent in a personal and spiritual sense.

TODAY is a good day to

TAKE BACK YOUR POWER!!

DON’T GIVE YOUR POWER AWAY TO ANYONE or

ANYTHING – INCLUDING ME!!

 

Make a new resolution today.

Commit to your personal Pyramid of Power:

“I, [fill in your name],

do solemnly promise myself

that I hereby take back and hold

my personal power in my current life and

all other lifetimes, dimensions, and universes

for all eternity, according to the will of my I Am Presence. 

 

SO BE IT!! AH HO!!  AMEN!!”

 

Happy Independence Day to us All!

Namaste,
Nedda
© July 4, 2012

Be Here Now!

February 20, 2012 by  
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The old is not new.  The Truth is still the Truth.

We are learning an old lesson again – remembering how it is to be in Unity Consciousness.  The lesson is very old – as old as the universe, and older still.

The lesson is very new – as new as a newborn infant . . . a new as each moment in time.

Shiva represents empowering your True Self to dominate the small self or ego.

Be in this moment.  NOW.

Whatever is happening is Perfect.

NOW.

Focus on the Perfection.

NOW.

List what is Perfect  —>>> and create more PERFECTION.

NOW.

Only PERFECTION exists.

What you are experiencing is perfect for YOU!

What you are experiencing is perfect for the spiritual evolution of your Soul.

You brought it to yourself so you could experience its perfection.

You created it to find/discover its perfection.

Find its perfection.

Do it NOW!

Rejoice in its PERFECTION.

Rejoice in this moment.

ALL is perfect.

All is well.

Now.

Among the highest Sanskrit teachings is this chant:

Om purnamadah purnamidam.

Purnat purnamudacyate.

Purnasya purnamadaya

Purnamevavasisyate.

Om.  That is perfect.  This is perfect.

From the perfect springs the perfect.

If the perfect is taken from the perfect,

the perfect remains.

Namaste,
Nedda

Unenforceable Rules

November 11, 2009 by  
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To Create a Win/Win, Change the Rules of the Game.

 

In the original Star Trek, there is a test that all cadets at Star Fleet Academy must take before they can become a ship’s captain.  The test is based on a situation which is set up so that the cadet, acting as Captain, cannot win.  The test is designed to challenge the cadet so that s/he can be evaluated as to how they will handle a no-win situation.

James T. Kirk, of course, finds a way around the situation.  He changes the rules.  (I believe he alters the computer program against which he is “playing” the game/test.)  As a result, he beats the computer and saves the ship and the situation.  This is one of the reasons Capt. Kirk is so successful.  He doesn’t feel limited by the rules someone else has made.

Each of us in our lives are faced with numerous situations where we are expected to “play by the rules.”  In fact, most of us have a set of rules in our head about what life is “supposed” to be like.  When life doesn’t follow our rules, we become upset, resentful, angry, fearful, and/or full of animosity.  When our rules don’t make sense because they are unrealistic and unenforceable, we usually get stuck in these unpleasant feelings.  Then we construct a story about the situation and tell ourselves the story over and over again.

When I was a child, my mother had a rule.  The rule was only for her children, because she, herself, did not follow it.  The rule was, “Never tell a lie.”  She also said to me and both my sisters, “If you lie to me, I’ll never trust you again.” 

I was the eldest child, and when I was given this rule, I swallowed it whole.  Thus, I was terrified to ever lie to my Mother. 

My youngest sister (4 years younger) observed that, when she lied to my mother, my mother only figured out that she was lying 50% of the time.  From her perspective, this meant that 50% of the time she actually got away with it.  To her these were great odds and she often lied.  I remember my mother once saying she couldn’t understand why my sister lied so much.  (Of course, I didn’t learn about any of this until we were both adults.  What an eye-opener!!)

Of course, my mother lied all the time – to her family (mother, sisters and brothers), and probably to herself, as well.  I would observe her screaming at one of us, and then the phone would ring, she’d pick up the receiver, and her entire voice and demeanor would instantly change.  I couldn’t figure out how she did this.  My internal reaction was that she was an adept liar, changing her mood instantly because she didn’t want anyone to know how much she screamed at her children.  In addition, she would ask all of us to lie to our relatives about things we did that she knew they wouldn’t approve.  Still, I was unable to reconcile all these inconsistencies with my fear that she would stop trusting me (and loving me) if she caught me in a lie.

I never learned to lie very well.  To this day, I really don’t know how to lie effectively and it poses some problems for me in life.  You might say I have a few “rules” about lying in my head.

RULE #1:  I must always tell the truth and when I do, people will love me for it.

RULE #2:  Others must always tell me the truth or I can’t trust them.

These two rules are bound to get me into trouble because they are unenforceable.

Rule #1 is unenforceable because there are times when people are not prepared to hear “the truth” as I personally see it.  Therefore, when I tell them my “truth” about their situation, they become angry with me.  Then I have to decide how to respond to their anger.  Do I want to argue about the issue (whether I am correct or not)?  Do I want to take offense because they don’t see the “light” regarding my truth?  (Is it important for me to be RIGHT or is it more important for me to be POLITE?) 

Let’s face it, if someone isn’t ready to hear something, it’s a complete waste of time and energy to force it upon them, and the result is that you don’t achieve whatever goal you had in the first place (unless you were just looking for an argument).

Rule #2 is also unenforceable.  I certainly cannot make someone tell me the truth if the person doesn’t want to do so.  Because of this rule, when I find out that someone has lied to me, I stop trusting the person.  If they continue to lie, then I start labeling, “this person must be a compulsive liar.”

It occurred to me one day that there are different versions of truth depending on people’s points of view.  What a challenging thought!!  Perhaps there is no “truth” at all.  Perhaps there are just different perspectives.

Learning to understand that someone else’s perspective is as valid for them as my perspective is for me has been an important lesson.  If their perspective is equally valid, then perhaps they aren’t lying at all?  Or, perhaps it really is ok to lie?  What is a lie anyway if there are so many different perspectives (one per person, at the very least)?

Then, one day, I was told,

“It is more important to be KIND than to be RIGHT.”

This is a mind-stopper for me.  This was not what I had lived as a child.  As a child, being “right” was all important to my parents. 

Now, as an adult, I am taking a different view of this.  In fact, it’s a new rule:

NEW RULE #1:  I can choose when to tell the truth and when not to tell it, and it’s OK for me to do so when I come from a place of kindness and love.

NEW RULE #2:  Others are entitled to make their own rules about telling the truth and telling lies.

NEW RULE #3:  Since it is possible to make mistakes in deciding when to tell the truth and when to lie, I give myself and others permission to make mistakes and I give myself permission to forgive myself and others when we make them.

So I invite you all to start asking yourself a few questions.

  1. What unenforceable rules are you trying to live with in your life?
  2. How are these rules affecting you?  Are they bringing you joy or are they keeping you stuck in some other, unpleasant emotion?
  3. How would you begin to rewrite your rules so you can have more joy in your life?

Namaste,
Nedda

How Good Is Your “CR_P Detector”?

November 17, 2008 by  
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When I was in college, one of my professors, Clinton Rossiter, told his students that the value of a good education was to develop a finely honed “cr_p” detector.  (No, not “crop” – he wasn’t interested in crop circles or farming.)  Basically, Mr. Rossiter was telling us that we need to be able to discern truth from partial truth and from fiction and lies.

Since then, and even before then, I struggled to rid myself of naivety.  I went to college as an over-protected kid from a rural area who was more comfortable with books than I was with other kids.  I was the youngest student in the freshman class and was completely credulous about most anything. 

Obviously, something has changed.  I’ve learned not to believe a single thing I see on television.  I mean NOTHING on TV is the truth, as far as I’m concerned.  Ads are designed to tell us we are incomplete and inadequate in some way so that the company paying for the ad can sell us something.  Programs neither educate nor uplift us.  They are designed to keep us stupid and ignorant at the least, and distracted from important things at the most.  The medium is the message – sit there and don’t think and just absorb what the characters/actors/so-called “news analysts/pundits” are saying.  (This is also true for most children’s shows, even the ones on public TV, which I watch sometimes because they are at least non-violent and sometimes humorous.  Besides, they let my inner kid have some fun.) 

When watching TV there is no opportunity to question or contemplate or consider.  We are meant to be just sponges, absorbing mindlessly.  Even the news programs are not really telling us the heart and soul of an event – just the bits that will titillate us in some way.  The process of choosing what events to report mostly focuses on the negative.  And heaven forbid that more than one side of an issue should be explored.  “We’re out of time,” the comentator says.  Well, who is deciding how the time on a TV show will be spent?  Not the viewer.  TV is controlled by the people who own the corporations that own the stations and pay for the shows “they” want us to watch.  That’s the bottom line.

So how in the world are we supposed to develop our capacity to think, to question, to consider, to creatively decide for ourselves what is really going on, what really should be done to solve a problem?  How do we know which, if any, politican, is giving us some portion of truth, and whether any of them is telling us the whole story?

And by the way, don’t assume that “they” know better than you do because, frankly, I don’t think they do.  I think they are bumbling around or being lead by the nose by special interests or what they think will keep them in power.  But that’s another discussion.  Back to sorting out truth from fiction.

One of the really sad things is that our public schools no longer (if they ever did ??) train our children to think, either.  And with 30-50% of today’s children on officially prescribed medication designed to have them sit quietly, absorb like sponges, and do what they are told, there is little chance that they will develop questioning minds.  Obedience and passing the test by giving the proscribed answers are the gods that many educators and parents worship.  Frankly, I find this repulsive, dangerous, and tragic.  We are making our kids into puppets . . . preparing them to be automatons.  We are teaching them to give up their power, and that makes for poor citizenship in a democracy. 

But the chances are that you, the God Self reading this, are no longer of school age and are still faced with figuring out what and who is telling you the truth about anything.  So how do you go about doing this?

For some people, “seeing is believing,” but remember, what you “see” is actually determined by your brain, not by your eyes.  Light energy packets (photons) touch the cells of your eyes and are turned into electromagnetic impulses which are sent to your brain and then your brain interprets them based on what information it has accumulated during your lifetime.  As a result, what you think you are “seeing” may really be what you expect to see or what you have been programmed to see.  Hmmm.  Maybe we can’t always trust what we see?!

I’ve been watching the extended DVD’s of The Lord of the Rings trilogy recently, and when I saw the portions where they show how the movie was actually made, I realized that the final images we see in the film are created piece-meal and then put together and manipulated to make what appears to be a seamless set of images telling a story.  Wow!!  And this story evokes emotion and makes me feel like I am in Middle Earth when I watch it.  Boy, what a way to manipulate the audience.  Now this is fine, if everyone agrees what we are watching is fiction.  But what if the same techniques are being used to make us think that what we see on news programs is “real”?

OK.  So maybe we can’t trust what we see. 

Maybe you’re the kind of person whose truth testing system is auditory.  If you hear it, it must be true.  The power of “the Word” may be your way of determining truth. 

I submit that the spoken (and written) word is also to be questioned.  Of course, what we “hear” are actually sound waves that move the ear drum, creating electro-magnetic impulses that the brain then interprets.  We are back again to what we have been programmed or expect to hear.  And with words there are still other difficulties.

For example, the meaning of a word to one person may be something totally different to someone else.  “Pissed” in England means “drunk”; “pissed” in America means “angry”. 

Even when people agree on the meaning of a word, you can’t ways be sure what the person who is speaking is intending.  We often make all kinds of assumptions in interpreting what someone else means.  A politicians says, “I stand for Change” but fails to tell us what kind of change in any sort of detail and we fill in the blank with what we would like it to mean.  Or a friend says, “I’ll see you later” and when exactly is later?  Later today?  Later tomorrow?  Later sometime or other?

We provide our own context for words that others speak, assuming that we even hear the words correctly.  What about all the times we don’t hear the words the other person actually says?  For example, you’re making an appointment to see your doctor and the receptionist gives you a date and time and you write down a different date or time.  The person spoke one thing and you heard another. 

And how well do we actually listen to someone who is speaking?  Most of the time we are thinking about what our response to that person will be and we don’t really hear what is being said at all.

Even when you read, psychologists have demonstrated that most of us only read things that support our opinions and beliefs.  How often do you read something that creates dissonance, that make you uncomfortable because it doesn’t fit your belief systems.  If we only read things we agree with, how can we consider other possibilities and determine what is true?

There are so many ways that words can deceive us.  Maybe we need another way to test truth.

I propose that the best type of truth test is one based on your own discernment – your own intuition – your own inner “knowing” – your own “I AM Presence” communicating with you internally.  Since everything is energy, we can check out what someone is telling us by asking ourselves, “Does this resonate with me?”  “Does this vibrate in harmony with me?”  “Does this make me feel good about myself and the world, or is the speaker trying to make me afraid, trying to disempower me, or trying to manipulate me in some way?”

If you feel you can trust someone, ask yourself, “What about this person makes me feel I can trust him/her?  Is there any reason I should not trust this person?”

TRUSTING YOURSELF is a big part of this.  Let NO ONE, even me, tell you what is TRUE.  Only YOU can decide for yourself what is TRUE.  Stand up for yourself; take back your power of discernment; decide for yourself what to believe.  But to do this, you must QUESTION EVERYTHING you have taken for granted, one bit at a time.

The time to start is now, since “now” is all we have. 

Have fun doing this.  It will be an eye-opening experience.  It will be music to your ears.  It will give you new insights into your intuitive abilities.  It will be challenging, and exciting, too.

Nedda