Now, now! 2
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By Antraeus Voltage
“Love is another name for life, another name for existence, another name for god. Don't condemn it, even if it exists on the lowest rung, because through condemnation you will not be able to transform it. Accept it as it is. Try to understand it. In that very understanding love starts changing: it starts going higher than lust. The more understanding grows, the higher love starts soaring. Love moves higher on the wings of understanding, on the wings of awareness, meditation. Love plus meditation is equal to sannyas. Just make your love more and more meditative, wherever it is, and meditation will take it upwards. Meditation alone is without energy; love alone is without consciousness. They both need a co-operation, a deep co-operation.” - Osho.
Personally, even though writing is a big part of my path, I find it very constraining in that it locks me into my mind. It is not a path that I would recommend! It is a responsibility, a fulfilling one, but I think way too much and I have to balance this with spontaneous forms of play and relaxation. So, I do enjoy any chance I get to leave my mind behind and just be in the present moment. It feels like a kind of holiday. When I am not writing, I centre myself in the now because it is enjoyable. I agree that to be spontaneous and live in the present moment is to be free. I just don’t ‘practice’ it much at the moment, but I intend to again, more and more over the years as my work gets finished. That balance is one of my personal goals. I always seem to be juggling the left and right hemispheres of my brain!
“You have to be spontaneous. Live moment to moment...to be in the present is the only way to be. Be responsive to the moment. If somebody asks something, don't answer from your mind. Put the mind aside - because the mind can never be spontaneous, and that which cannot be spontaneous is not you. When you put the mind aside, your spontaneous being surfaces. So don't bother to be consistent; there is no need. There is no need to have a character because character means that the past decides the present. You have been doing something in the past, now you have to be consistent with it; that's what character is.
The society wants you, and everybody, to be with character, because a man of character can be manipulated very easily. A man of character is predictable. A spontaneous man is unpredictable because he is basically freedom. One never knows what he is going to do next. Not even you know what is going to happen in the next moment. If you know what is going to happen in the next moment, what you are going to do, you are already dead. Then that moment cannot be alive, fresh, young; you have already prepared for it. So, no preparations. Just wait for the next moment to come, and respond with your totality, whatsoever the consequence.” - Osho.
The problem with Zen Buddhist teachings, for me, is that they conveniently ‘liberate’ us from attending to our needs and actually dealing with our problems. I am not saying this is dangerous but that the (predominantly male) ego may rejoice in it as a tool for preserving ignorance and limitation. There is no doubt that being conscious in the present moment is very gratifying as well as very useful. It depends which part of us feels gratified and whether we allow ourselves the choice of making use of the opportunity to deepen and broaden our awareness to become more conscious.
Jim Carrey talked a little about A New Earth on the Oprah Show (we don’t seem to have Oprah on prime time television anymore. All we get is these daft problem chat shows which focus on the negative. We’re missing out!). “Sometimes, I’ve spent two hours of my day thinking about one person I resent, you know, and going through orations and, you know, I’ll say that and all those things...I find myself now, when I get caught up in something like that, becoming conscious suddenly and going, ‘Oh, wait, I’m here, I’m not with that person now. I’m creating things that don’t even exist, you, know, and it’s useless. It’s time badly spent, you know.” An admission that we can all relate to and, of course, it is unwise for us to allow ourselves to be dragged round and round by the subconscious.
“Each day is a living miracle. I Am everywhere. I rise up singing in the Earth and in all of Nature and I expand throughout the Heavens, creating warmth and light. Every moment this dawn of life is available to you to lift you beyond the dream of humanness and into the whole of Real life. Every morning, beloved ones, you have a choice and this choice that you make is more than critical, because you must understand that you are the focus of God. You are My focus, beloved ones, of the co-creative power of God. Therefore, whatever you choose to place your focus upon, you are giving to Me as your ‘Yes’ for that moment, that hour, that day. Whatever you say ‘Yes’ to springs forth through your heart as a living wave of energy, going forth to create.” - From the Messages from God (channelled through Yael Powell, 8 November 2008, www.circleoflight.net).
So, you’re walking down the road of life and the day is overcast as usual. Because you are not fully present in the here and now the cold and greyness of it all gets to you. It dominates your attention. If you pull yourself up, however, and focus your attention on ‘what is,’ existentially, in the here and now, you become more centred. You can see things as they are and when you do this you are free to choose what think and feel, or you can simply be aware of everything, just observe. Does this automatically mean that you are suddenly oriented in your higher self? No. But, at least, you might be able to tune into that part of yourself to an extent. You are certainly free to be content and to adopt a different attitude, depending on your inner strength and the problems you might be facing in life, which are unavoidable for the time being. The grey clouds remain. You have not magically dispersed them with Kate Bush’s Cloudbusting machine.
“Your point of power is in the present because even though you may be thinking about the past, or you may be thinking about the now, or you may be thinking about the future, you are doing it all right now. You are vibrating now. The pulse is now. Any creative tension between the summoning of the Life Force and allowing it to flow through (the summoning and the allowing) – is all happening right here in the now.” – Abraham (Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Hay House, Inc., New York, 2008, p.327).
No, I believe one needs to meditate daily and practice arts like tai chi and yoga as well as a selection of the ascension tools that are available now (and to feel in the heart, to love), to move beyond the clouds and forge and increasingly close bond with the Sun, the Self. That way, both endeavouring to remain conscious and paying attention to how you feel (and how those around you are feeling), perhaps the clouds will eventually, imperceptibly, make their way to the exit because their power and importance has diminished. So, the power of now might still be limited just as the degree of sunlight shining around you is restricted by the continuing presence of the clouds even though you have found a way to ignore them. They will continue to gather and then a storm will break, a crisis no less.
“The effect, then [of the change from the 3rd to the 5th dimension], is that you will find it easier to be fully present within the NOW. And always, the NOW, the eternal moment of the present NOW is the fulcrum of power. It may seem to be paradoxical from a 3rd dimensional perspective that by merging the many facets of multidimensional aspect, one is afforded greater focus within duality. But it is so. It is so because it is the wholeness of multidimensionality that brings the integral nature of your true self, and within that wholeness is ones true causal self and therein exist more clearly Universal Truth. Within the Now of multidimensional time and geometric consciousness you are more creative, and you are more empowered and less at effect. In that geometric field you are not at the effect of untoward issues, of stress, of problems. You are in the field of solution, of resolution, you see. You are at the control panel of your experiences.” - Archangel Metatron channelled through James Tyberonn June 2010, www.earth-keeper.com).
That which is hidden from view remains hidden: feelings, the unknown, the higher self and your potential to become more of yourself. You are more conscious of the confines in which you live, but going beyond that perimeter is a choice which requires courage and honesty, which fear fiercely resists. Not only this, but it requires either previous experience in other lifetimes or the presence of a spiritual power be it embodied within you or in the external world in the form of a self-realised person, or else a more enlightened community or environment in which higher vibrations of energy are present and can raise the consciousness of all those who are willing and ready to live on a higher plane. What I am suggesting is that ‘being in the now’ might not be sufficient in itself. It might be the most valuable tool we have spiritually, at least in a masculine sense. We are multi-dimensional beings, however, and while it might act like a spinal cord in one’s spiritual life, running from beginning to end, starting and concluding our spiritual growth at our current level of consciousness, surely it must also be combined with deep meditation, learning and esoteric practices. It might be considered that which centres us as conscious individuals and, therefore, enables us to take correct action, to do the right thing, when required. Without practice, inner experiences remain on a subconscious level and the ego then maintains its grip by denying their value. Consequently, our conscious identity remains limited.
"We are here to remind you that pain and fear are not the only methods of growth; that you can more elegantly grow through joy and love…that you can create your own reality…that there is a God/Goddess/All That Is who loves you, who knows your name…and that you love good enough." – Lazaris (channelled through Jach Pusel, www.lazaris.com).
Let us not forget love: give love, receive love (give love from within, feel and share the love that is one’s true being, and it attracts the attention of beings of Light and love within us, on the inner planes; expression is as important as opening to receive). We feel with the heart and it is within the heart that the Self resides. It is within us to feel love, not just for other people, but for anything and everything. In truth, it is our nature as divine beings to do so. We need only remember. As St. Germain says, once you have felt the sweetness there is no going back. He also explains that it was primarily through love that he became the great adept of alchemy, the ‘Wonderman of Europe.’ Love is beautiful, blissful, fragrant, precious. There is nothing to compare with it sweetness. And it’s free! We have been fed so many misconceptions about love; the emphasis on action and obligation, for instance. Love is being and energy which we feel and share through our consciousness.
“Our intent is for direct experience in this moment, that you may feel from within yourself. Breathe and relax into this moment. Breathe and feel and allow yourself to relax with the energy that is increasing within you. Let us leave no room for doubt that the light of love exists within you. And the more and the more you allow in this the more and the more you will feel…The sole intention here is that you awaken from your dream, your dream that you are separate, your dream that there is no purpose, that you transcend fear and that you birth through your life and then direct the experience, that which is called God/Goddess, that which is called Buddha, that which is called Christ or Krishna consciousness, Allah, that you birth that through you.
In your personalised life, in that what you do in your daily life, see once and for all that your time has come. Your longing for peace. Your longing for connection with those around you. Your time has come. Then we who exist within silence and within the realms of luminous light, of our own free will and choice, come in many different ways to be with you, to support, to assist and to guide you within yourself. Namaste. Deep breath.” – St. Germain (channelled through Ashamarae McNamara, ‘A gift of direct experience from St Germain to you,’ YouTube video by messagesfromwithin, 9 May 2008, www.awakeningfromwithin.com).
“Your mind can’t be drifting”: “When I use intuition, and when you use intuition, it requires that you be 100% present. And, you have to set aside your problems. Everybody’s got problems but when you tune in this is a sacred exercise that you have to set aside what’s going on in your life-your other problems…And, so, the key to tuning into intuition is setting Your own issued aside and learning how to become neutral…neutrality is very important; that you come to intuition as clear as possible.” - Dr. Judith Orloff.
Think love, feel love and be love and you will realise, sooner or later, that you are simply turning your attention to the love, the beingness, that is always there in your heart and which shines our from the heart through awareness just as the rays of the Sun radiate far and wide. Awareness is both a bridge and a carrier which transports us to ever greater heights of self-discovery as love, as divinity. Know the sky and the Light shines beyond the clouds of human-mindedness. Know the Sun and you embrace all that lives beneath the sky through loving kindness. Unity is Reality and Reality is Beingness. The clouds may obstruct those golden rays from illuminating the physical realm but it shines everywhere that it can and wants us to remove the clouds by being heart-centred and clear-minded. Be present. Be conscious. Pay more attention to the Light than to the confused puffs of negative thought that cause the darkness. Meditation is, among other things, an opportunity to clear the clouds that separate us from the celestial realm where we are joined and assisted by other beings of Light.
“There is magic, there is alchemical power available to each starhuman who learns to ride the wave of energy that is creating all the NOWs. It is a skill, it is a game. Practice today as you go about your mundane tasks to anchor divine energy into the moment. Practice returning to your full awareness. Practice stepping out of your habitual thoughts that run your unconscious activities. Practise being fully present in the present moment.
The place to start is the heart centre. When you place you awareness in your heart you will naturally dwell in the NOW. It is the mind that likes to play in the realms of past and future. It is the mind that dwells in the game of ‘what if’ and ‘if only’...the game of regrets and sorrows. It is the mind that entertains fear and hatred. It is the programs of the mind that keep each multidimensional starhuman locked in the illusion of limitations.
This is the highest and grandest service you can offer others: your full divine presence, your full divine presence in the NOW. Bring your full consciousness to each moment and you will be embraced by your joy and gratitude. This joy and gratitude will bubble up from your sacred heart and radiate out to all. Then every activity, every encounter will be uplifted into the realms of light and love. You will begin to live in the sacred alchemical portal of the NOW.” – The Team (channelled through Peggy Black, www.morningmessages.com).
Let love flow. Let it flow by not ignoring it, by not allowing yourself to be distracted from it for too long. Allow your heart to open and shine. Treat love as your lover. Be in love with LOVE.
“We remind you to release your attachment to time/space as you have known it. With this release, you can more easily surrender to the NOW of the Flow that unites ALL life into the ONE. Ride this Flow of the NOW as you would ride a moonbeam and follow its light through what may appear to be a dark night. If you find your mind going into an unwanted future, take a moment and replace that thought and mental picture with a vision of your ensuing,
glorious reality in the fifth dimension. This mental mastery will only take a moment, yet it will keep you on the Path of your highest destiny and within the Flow of the ONE. It is vital during this time of personal and planetary transformation that you remember and OWN that YOU are a great, Multidimensional Being. A helpful mantra for ‘course correction’ is:
I AM the Creator of my life.
I choose unconditional love and multidimensional Light!
Repeating a mantra again and again is the best way to control your fear and master your thinking.”
– The Arcturians (channelled through Dr. Suzanne Caroll, ‘Preparing for Arcturian Corridor Part III,’ July 2010, www.multidimensions.com).
"The word courage has a Latin root cor, which means ‘heart.’ So to be couragous means to live with the heart. And weaklings, only weaklings, live with the head; afraid, they create a security of logic around themselves. Fearful, they close every window and every door - with theology, concepts, words, theories - and inside those closed doors and windows, they hide.
The way of the heart is the way of courage. It is to live in insecurity; it is to live in love, and trust; it is to move in the unknown. It is leaving the past and allowing the future to be. Courage is to move on dangerous paths. Life is dangerous, and only cowards can avoid the danger - but then, they are already dead. A person who is alive, really alive, vitally alive, will always move into the unknown. There is danger there, but he will take the risk. The heart is always ready to the risk, the heart is a gambler. The head is a business man. The head always calculates - it is cunning. The heart is noncalculating." - Osho.
“In the quiet moments of our lives lie courage.
In the everyday steps we take is courage.
In love is courage.
In being different dwells courage.
In the cry against injustice lives courage.
In the stepping up to responsibility lies courage.
In reaching out to others is courage.
If I've learned anything about courage and intuition it is that they demand that we live in the moment without preconceptions of how life should be.” - Judith Orloff, M.D.
"Heaven is here, there is no other place, Heaven is now, there is no other time." – Jeshua (channelled through Jayem, The Way of Mastery, p.58, ‘The Way of the Servant,’ 2006, www.wayofmastery.com).
“The unveiling of Love has ever been totally possible right here on Earth where you stand, and the unity, the song of full presence of life has always been accepted by some. Now it is meant for all. So my request of you, beloved ones, is that you live with your heart pressed up against life, that you embrace every moment so intimately with such passion, such openness to the gift of the Now that your whole body and being become this pulsing Light, the experience of this ever-present Love, and you are released from the illusion of separation and of time and returned to the glorious living whole that is electrons of gold and white Light, Making Love in perfect joy and ecstasy every Now.” - From The Messages from God (channelled through Yael Powell, 10 February 2011, www.circleoflight.net).
“Collectively, we are stepping into a new level of human potential…one that is multidimensional, masculine/feminine integrated, and with new (cosmic) awareness that leads us to do new things in new ways...ways that are fully aligned with our authentic (core) selves.
‘Realise that there is no more separation between who you are and who you want to be." – Pleiadians.
Our willingness to just BE our true selves is all that is/was ever required to shift…and this transition into our most authentic selves is happening right now, with or without our participation.
‘What we will leave you with is this: NOW is the only time you ever need to be free... yet, and before you lash out in frustration, realize that it took each of you and the collective of humanity until NOW, to integrate this truth. So, essentially, NOW you can freely use every NOW moment to be free! As you accumulate these NOW moments, you live life in an effortless flow of NOW-ness.’ -The Seven Sisters of Pleiades.” – Lauren C. Gorgo (‘The Transition Zone: crossing over,’ 20 April 2011, www.consciousco-creationalcoaching.blogspot.com/2011/04/transition-zone-crossing-over.html).