CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 19

DAY 19
Cause and effect are intertwined. Perception and what I appear to see are interrelated. Therefore, in relation to the idea from yesterday, I am not in solitary confinement in experiencing the effects of my vibratory, magnetic thoughts. As each has a calibration in consciousness, so does the thought waves of other people affect me as mine do to them. Once again, it is worth emphasizing that my mind matrix is not limited to an alienated personal mind. Though I resist the idea, and think that this means I have enormous resulting responsibilities, I must not be fooled into believing I am powerless or that I cannot effect the outcome of what I seem to perceive. I am a creator at One with the Mind of God and at One with the entire Sonship of brothers and sisters in spirit.

 

However, I chose to make, project outward, and distort reality with my disturbed and disordered thinking. I am not alienated from other personal minds, because there is only one mind, and only one ego mind appearing to be many. I must accept that I have no thoughts apart from other seeming individual minds, which again are fragments of the One Mind. Private thoughts are non-existent.

 

Though this fact relates to content, it does not necessarily relate to form. I don’t necessarily know the thoughts of other individual, subjective minds, nor have the same exact thoughts, but we are all contributing to the creation of form that shows up in the world on the same level. So, my chitta (feelings) and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind) are really interrelated to those of other individual ego-ahamkaric bodies, but are only the same in that they reflect the original egoic-ahamkar separation from Oneness. I may resist this at first, but I must eventually accept that I am not really limited to an individual, small, separate self. Moksha-Liberation from the thought that I am an individual self, separate from the Christ Mind, the Atman and Buddhic Self is possible and it will happen. I need but let it occur, by surrendering all my preconceived ideas that what I think only affects my individual self.

 

I make the attempt to master today’s idea by closing my eyes and repeating today’s idea, that I am not in solitary confinement in experiencing the effects of my vibratory, magnetic thoughts. I then observe thoughts entering my mind. I name each thought, recognizing its theme or the individual it relates to. Then I hold it in my mind and say, “I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my vibratory, magnetic thoughts about ________. I will continue to select random subjects, though I will not be further reminded to do this daily from now on. But there needs to be some order to scanning the thought and perception process to allow for miracle mindedness to occur.

 

Three or four exercise periods are sufficient. Aum. Shanti. Peace. Amen.

 

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 18

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

DAY 18
I am not alienated in experiencing the effects of my perceptual faculties because all minds are joined and unified, only appearing to be separate, seeing through what seem to be individual eyes of different physical bodies and their individual visual cortexes.

 

Am I seeing with the personal egoic-ahamkar and its body sense of sight, of which there really is only one mass, collective ego, or from Christ-Atman-Buddha-Krishna Mind-Vision? In all cases it is always one or the other from which I see or seem to perceive.

 

There is one holographic mind, of which all the apparent separate parts are contained within the whole. Therefore, in the appearance or experience of one mind is the one experience of a joined mind. Again, there is the ego-ahamkar mind fragment or the God Mind of which I am One with. My Real Will is to see through God Mind. But in the forgetting process of separation that began long ago, and continues in space and time today, it appears that I have an individual will fighting to assert itself and to interpret everything my physical body’s eyes see.

 

These ideas for today further emphasize that the vibrational thought-wave-frequencies that are the cause (not the effect) of what I see or seem to perceive are not in any case without positionality or insignificant in any way. My personal ego-mind-matrix is not the Real mind with which I am One in all ways. Today, I will ponder not so much what I see, but rather how I see it.

 

To practice the idea, I will look around and select random subjects gazing on them long enough to utter the words: “I am not alone in solitude in experiencing the effects of the way I perceive ______.” Then I will finish the practice of today’s idea by saying aloud: “I am not alienated in experiencing the effects of my perceptual ego-body-mind faculties.” I will do it for a minute, maybe slightly less.

 

The experience of being alienated or feeling in solitary confinement only seems to apply to my identification with a separate set apart individual self. Alienation or aloneness doesn’t mean anything, because as mentioned in reality my Mind is One. In fact there is never another mind. Only in the way I see through a separate, seemingly split-off fragment or an illusory mind, there appears to be a “me” surrounded by an outside world. The limited solitary mind is just a fantasy in this dream of being separate from Divinity. In Reality my mind is limitless and my seeming experience of a separate self in a world outside me is an hallucination. It isn’t happening. Not now in the Holy Instant. Not ever. It never happened. Aum. Peace. Shanti. Amen.

 

CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 17

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

DAY 17
I do not perceive with neutrality because my thoughts are not without a positionality or some slanted form of judgment or fixed belief. This day I take another step to recognize cause and effect and that I seem to be experiencing an outer manifested world that my egoic-ahamkar calls real. Thoughts and beliefs come before perception even though it seems to occur the other way around. My egoic mind-womb wants me to believe that perception comes first, but in reality I bring all preconceived notions, beliefs, and ideas from the past to the present moment that my egoic-ahamkar corrupts and assails with the onslaught of these fixed delusions.

 
I have the power to choose what I see. Love or fear. Peace or conflict. Safety or danger. Today I choose to act out of ahimsa (non-harming). To be gentle and non-violent on all levels of thought, avoiding the mishap of creating or giving meaning to an outer world with the opposite qualities. I want to be in the Awareness of Love and to release fear. To be in the Awareness of yoga-union. To consciously recognize Oneness or Samadhi. Brahman-Father-Mother bring me Endless Joy. To see from Radical Right Perception, with total clarity, not partiality, positionality, or slanted beliefs from the past. Help me to be in the Holy Instant of Now, outside of time and space and to Create and Extend Love with your True Seeing. The Reality of Love will shine through the communication device of my physical body, coming from the higher Astral and Causal Bodies of energy-potential and ideations respectively. In the silence, apart from the whirlpools (vritti-fluctuations) of thought streams, I recognize that my thoughts are either true or false. Loving or fearful. Life giving or life-depleting. From this recognition I apply today’s idea that my mind sees no neutral thought vibrations. The magnetic pull of energy-thought is either positive or negative in its charge. I choose the Bliss of truth. The constancy of love. Cosmic Inner Teacher help me to see through Love and Truth now and to extend light thoughts instead of project darkness through misperception. This is another call to Radical Right Perception. I gladly accept it and fully recognize I choose either Truth or Falsehood in the inner faculties that manifest thought. Finally, may flashes of insight and light or satori lead me back to perfect recognition that I am in Heaven now and that it is my negatively charged thoughts that keep me in hell. I am released through Radical Right Perception.

 

Unraveling and Peeling Away: The Core of the Ego – Chapter 3 in “A New Earth”

by Bryan Rice on August 2, 2011.

Chapter 3 of Eckhart Tolle’s best seller book “A New Earth” focused a great deal on the egoic mind, unconsciousness, reactivity, and holding grievances as they relate to delusional thinking.

He made a point of saying that most people are “possessed” by their minds – by an “incessant stream of involuntary and compulsive thinking.” Many of us if we were completely honest would affirm this to be true. Buddhists and eastern spiritual seekers call this the “monkey mind”. Chatter. Chatter. Chatter. If a person is not aware of this they will mistake the “thinker” to be who they are. This being the egoic mind, egoic because there is a “sense of “I” (ego) in all our thoughts, memories, reactions, and emotions. This Tolle said, is “unconsciousness” in a spiritual sense.

It is important to point out that thinking is conditioned by the past and many other factors. Again, honest introspection would show us that we identify with persistent thoughts, emotions, and reactive patterns. When we say “I” we mean the ego, not our real self. Furthermore, this I, says Tolle, “consists of thoughts and emotions – a bundle of memories that people identify with as ‘me and my story’ “. The false “I” also personally identifies with possessions, opinions, external appearances, long standing resentments, or even concepts of oneself as “better than or not as good as others – as a success or failure”. Egos survive on separation.

Thoughts and emotions are nothing more than fleeting information and energy, as Deepak Chopra might say. Most unenlightened people live through their mind-made self. So, if every ego strives to survive, to “protect and enlarge itself”, others will be seen as enemies.

Now we can begin to see the structure of personal and collective egos. One egoic pattern, rather on one side of the scale, the ego consists of the compulsive habit of “fault finding” and complaining about others, and at the other end of the spectrum are the seeds to physical violence between individuals and warfare between nations. The basic component at work is that, when a person criticizes (condemns) another, it makes them feel bigger and superior.

Complaining and resentment as a topic was a big part of this chapter. Engaging in this kind of behavior is a strategy of the ego to strengthen itself, it is part of the “mind-made story”. Some egos can’t find anything better to do than to survive on complaining. This happens many times, out of unconscious and habitual neural grooves that are formed in the brain. We love to apply labels to people, to name call, egos need to be right, to triumph. Lower consciousness causes a person to shout, scream, and resort to physical violence.

Resentment as an emotion is linked to complaining. It gives energy to the ego. Resentment really means to feel “bitter, indignant, aggrieved, of offended”. What becomes problematic, is that rather than overlooking another’s unconsciousness, our egos make it their identity. We misinterpret through projection and we strengthen in ourselves what we react to in another.

How does a person go beyond reactivity? Well, Tolle says that non-reaction to the ego in others is one of the most effective ways to go beyond the ego in oneself and also “dissolving the collective ego”. Moreso, one can “only be in a state of non-reaction if they recognize the ego or product of collective dysfunction in another”. More importantly, refraining from reacting to someone else’s ego, creates the potential to bring out the “sanity” in others – the unconditioned consciousness.

The greatest protection to falling into unconsciousness and acting out negative emotions is to be “conscious”. Continuing with the idea of non-reaction, it is not weakness in any way” to not – react. Tolle says it is strength. Non-reaction is equated with forgiveness – “of looking through another’s ego to see their essence”.

When we peel away to the core of the ego we see that it resents situations, not just people. The ego gets more energy by making enemies. Voices underlying egoic mind-made thinking, for example are “This should not be happening”, or “I don’t want to be here,” and “I don’t want to be doing this,” also “I’m being treated unfairly”.

A very important point to make note of from this chapter it that the ego’s greatest enemy is the present moment. We must remain neutral if we are to feel any sense of peace. The little “me” enjoys making someone wrong. The ego does NOT want to change. It would be content to go on complaining. To reiterate, the ego is a conditioned mind pattern. But, you are NOT the ego voice, rather you are the one who is AWARE of it. “You are the awareness that is aware of the voice”. Once you become aware of the ego inside you, it becomes just an old, conditioned mind pattern. Since the ego equates to unawareness, awareness and the ego cannot co-exist. Therefore, once noticed, the ego is weakened.

A big section in chapter 3 was subtitled “Reactivity and Grievances.” It talked about how people become addicted to being angry and upset, in the same way someone becomes addicted to a drug. Many people says Tolle, are “just waiting to find something else to react against, to feel annoyed or disturbed about”. No doubt, this is toxic. Such feelings are strengthened through continuous reactivity.

The way the planet is effected by not only individual egos, but the collective ego, is that collective grievances are potentially dangerous and can lead to cycles of violence between nations.

Tolle defines a grievance as “a strong negative emotion connected to an event in the sometimes distant past that is being kept alive by compulsive thinking – by re-telling the story in the head or out loud of ‘what someone did to me’ (or us)”. Furthermore, to show the effects of grievances he went on to point out that they contaminate other areas of people’s lives. For one, it creates negative emotional energy. Secondly, it distorts perception of people or events in the present. Also, it negatively influences behavior and speech, and it keeps you in the grip of the ego.

By forgiving enemies and keeping our grievances in check, we can target one of the many egoic structures of the mind. In essence, grievances are baggage of old thought and emotion and by focusing on something from the past, we cannot exist in the “Present”.

Other sections of the chapter dealt with the temptations of wanting or needing to be right and make another wrong, thereby strengthening your false sense of I (enhancing the false self by making it morally superior to others). Another section talked about how we defend ego illusions by taking everything personally and over-identifying with the mind and a mental position. Basically what was said in that section was that every ego is a master of selective perception and distorted interpretation and that again, only through awareness and NOT thinking can a person differentiate between fact and opinion.

Under the section “Truth: Relative or Absolute”, the distinction between defending insane points of view of misperceived notions of having possession of “absolute truth” has led in history, to such things as torturing and burning people who held different opinions. The Catholic Church was one such institution that used the notion of “absolute truth” to justify violence. Tolle made a strong point: “Absolute Truth is NOT found in doctrines, ideologies, sets of rules, and stories (made up of thought)”. Thought can point to truth he said, but never be the truth. The major trap of religion is for one to claim that “my” religion is the only true one. This only creates illusory thinking and division and conflict with people.

All these things mentioned point to why we need to help create “A New Earth” or a “New World Order”. We in essence are each, potential saviors. If we would only transcend the ego, by undoing it, we could live in the power of our True Presence. In the Now. Not in the past, not in hurts, not in grievance, not in negativity, not through defending what we perceive to be absolute truth when it is really relativism, not by separating ourselves from others in an “us” versus “them” mentality, and not through underlying dysfunction or mental illness. The reason the planet is caught in an insane spiral of perpetration and retribution, action and reaction is because collectively and individually, we don’t go to the root, or the core of the problem. It is the complete identification with thought and emotion that is leading to the destruction of earth. This is the old way, the non-evolved way. Our greed, our selfishness, our exploitation, cruelty, and violence all act as a time bomb that could destroy us all. Once we recognize that war is a mindset and that we can’t fight unconsciousness with unconsciousness, by making ourselves right and others wrong, we can peel away at the ego and see it for what it is: the insanity of the human mind. Through awareness and the presence of our Being, or through the I Am Presence found in each of us, we can exchange reactivity for forgiveness and compassion. It is only through radical honesty that we can in fact create “A New Earth”.

CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 16

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

DAY 16

It is impossible to have thoughts without taking a position or a point of view. It also follows that my thoughts, regardless of whether they come from dark, light, or admixed energy vibrations will have an effect, either creating a world of separate, illusory forms or manifesting out of creative communication with the Divine, thoughts of Love from the One True Source of Love. Everything I see is the byproduct of thought. There is no thought too small or too big. Thoughts create experience. Experience creates beliefs. Beliefs create perceptions. Thoughts are either Radically Right or dreadfully out of alignment with truth. True thoughts extend from Love of Infinite Measure. False thoughts project and animate, paint, and out picture images and egoic-ahamkaric movies that aren’t true.

All my thoughts have some magnetic pull to them. Either upward toward Inner Heaven and the Kingdom or downward into matterward density. My mind is a power generator. A huge magnetic field, an attractor power. I can make an entire world from my egoic-film projector or extend Peace and Love in the field of Bliss-Truth-Light and allow grace and wonder to expand outward Eternally. No thoughts are neutral. They either extend Heaven or create hell. It is my choice that of which I manifest. Do I want final liberation in this life? Do I want conflict and strife or the Real Christ Presence of Peace? It is my choice. My thoughts have power. My mind has power.

Fearful thoughts cannot be ignored. They will produce illusions and constriction of life energy. They have a negative charge, with negative implications. They destroy peace. But they are not real at all. They do come from positionalities in the mind. It is my choice instead to choose the Radiance of Love, to extend it, and to be it, because that is what I am.

I search my mind and realize that each thought has a consequence. They either extend Love in its expansive, ever-evolving, every present reality, or mis-create and mis-manifest. I practice in one-minute increments saying to myself, “This thought about ________ is not neutral and comes from a magnetic vibration, either positive, negative, or admixed.”

I have no thoughts without a magnetic pull or frequency. Each one either comes from the whirlpool of feeling and fluctuation or Stillness-Bliss-Presence. I now know that my thoughts create the outer world or show me the Reality-Continuum of Heaven that has always been. My mind is a womb. A matrix. It never left the Matrix of Divinity-God-Mind. There is however a tare in the fabric of my mind, a sliver called an individual ego-mind. This causes conflict and the forgetfulness of peace. On the other hand, that aspect of my True Self found in Christ Mind, never left the mind of the Transcendent Light Source. My mind creates or makes. I want to create and communicate in love, in yoga-union with God-Mind rather than out picturing a fantasy world coming from lower frequency thoughts.