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Poem: Non-Being Is What We Use

"We work with being, but non-being is what we use.” - Tao Te Ching by & Lao Tzu & Stephen Mitchell

A new body makes space for the first breath For the divine essence of the newborn

A new relationship is born from the between the parents because of the child

Two lovers forms the space for martial union

A musician creates from silence a symphony

A photographer intuits a vision before life becomes a stilled image

A scientist composes a hypothesis before it becomes healing

A poet writes from inspiration a spiritual poem

A virus spreads only from a healthy host

A wave rises from its union with the moon’s cycles

A rose blossoms as a result of the gifts of the sun rays and clouds vapor

Evolution is in process as a result of no-thing

Only from nothing does something begins

If you love another love not only their appearance

It is only from the physical being the spirit of non-being exists that which is Divine lives through and the qualities of the human body

For a temporary moment enjoyed and shared with others one is truly loving when one loves that which comes through the body not the the body itself

That is true beauty qualities only that particular form has within which gives it an individual experience momentarily

Article: Are you listening to the Divine?

Are you listening to the Divine? Have you ever received intuitive wisdom?

Have you ever been in the presence of someone and you just knew you loved them?

Or, just knew something about them you did not know the moment before?

Like the information, image, just guided you, directed you, or dropped in your lap?

The information you received in a split moment, kept you alive or safe, just when you need it?

This is always the Divine speaking to you. Without rules, books, authority figures, etc; Just you and The Divine.

I receive direction always, not become I’m better or worser than anyone. But, because, my heart and my is open to God, revealing itself in unlimited ways, not in ways that “I” expect her or him too.

It is an “allowing” and giving up control and expectations. Then, what ever you need is given, even before you ask.

I wasn’t taught this by any particular church or religion. The information or wisdom is always there present within me, it is just revealed when I am ready. Like the saying, when the student is ready, the teacher appears.

So, I do not go to church, because, I do not need it. I do not praise any man as worser or lesser than I, because, I do not need an outer authority, to know who and what I am. God qualifies the called. And, being of service here is just as important as anywhere else.

The temple, the source is within me, and all around me. Not in buildings of wood and stone. It is in my brothers and sisters. In mother nature, in the heavens above, below and through all of life is being lived emanating around me. I love serving and being a example for all of you in the ways I do.

I just wanted to share that experience to let you know, you’re not alone in that being the only one. It happens to many of us.

Article: Meet life with acceptance, you flourish

Meet your life situation each moment with resistance, you suffer. Meet life with acceptance, you flourish.

Either way, you grow. One is not better than another. But, one path has less suffering.

Wanting your life situation to be different than what it is, you say, “This is unacceptable! He should not have left me!” From there, all your thoughts move to rationalize, and argue why this or that situation is unacceptable. You basically, try to make what is not true, a artificial reality true for you.

Is it true this or that is unacceptable? Is it true he should not have left you, when reality shows he did?

The Master knows, what always occurs is acceptable, because it happens naturally. Life cannot be any other way than it is in this moment, than what shows up.

The Master doesn’t argue with reality. The master loves what is so. From accepting the unacceptable, empowerment comes about to make new choices. While staying in resistance to what is, you are disempowered.

You choose consciously or unconsciously.

Article: I Didn’t Realize What Love Was Until… A Story of Awakening

When I believe I need your love, I fall asleep. I lose the awareness that it is already within me. I do not experience I have it anymore. So, I look to you, someone outside me, to provide love, because, I believe I do not have it.

When you give it, I am happy, when you take it away I am sad. I begin to be angry with you, resent you, and eventually hate you, because, you are not meeting my need for love. You’re not giving me the sex I want. You’re not giving me the approval or appreciation I need so, I have a fit. Then, I leave you.

"Our defenses reflect our wounds. But no person can heal those wounds." - Marianne Williamson

I believe I experience heartbreak. But, I am really experiencing the loss of attachment to need going. Then, I am alone. I eventually, come to accept its over. Then, I look to another person to fulfill the insecure need for love, I believe I do not have and then, it happens all over again. It keeps happening, until I begin to provide love to myself, my needs, my own insecurities. I have to begin to love and accept myself. No one else will do that for me.

"We believe our thoughts and we lose the awareness of our love. That thought become the obstacle to love." - The Work of Byron Katie

Later, I come to realize, she was never responsible for giving me love, and that it is my sole responsibility. I forgive her and myself. I begin to move on. I begin to be happy for my own accord. I understand love is not a need, but an energy that comes from me, and I experience it when I extend it to others. Like, my dog for example.

One day, I’m out at the beach, walking my dog and I meet a girl, sitting on the sand, reading a book that I was reading two days ago. I ask her, what she thinks of the book, and conversation, attraction and three years later a marriage springs from there. I ask myself, was it a coincidence, I met her on the beach that evening, reading that book, in that moment?

I realize, it was no accident, that life, God or the Universe conspired in my awakening to the love that was always within me, and gave me the opportunity to see if I was truly ready to love again without conditions, fears and insecurities.

And, guess what? I was. I was certain.

"Happiness is always present, available without conditions in this moment."

Marcus Thomas
A new birth, a new you.

A new birth, a new you.

Guilt begins and ends within your own mind. But, give it up and accept your true innocence.

Guilt begins and ends within your own mind. But, give it up and accept your true innocence.

Article: The Journey of Spirit

The journey of the spirit, begins when you decide to let go of the belief that the world will bring you what you are seeking. It is a movement of consciousness from a betrayal of self, not knowing the self, to honoring yourself and knowing who you are.

You begin to stop focusing on just “doing” and return your attention to your “being.”

You start to withdraw from the outer world and begin to turn your attention towards your self.

You take time away from others, to give time to be alone with you. You become comfortable with aloneness.

You stop being afraid and hiding who you are, and begin to allow and reveal your true presence.

You cease to live in the past, or project into the future. You focus on the joy of being alive, here and now.

You stop talking about the path and live the path, the life, the love, the happiness that resides within you.

You begin to become aware of your inner world (thoughts, emotions, images and sensations) perceptions and their impact on your world.

You cease to see your self as a unconscious victim of world but, a participatory conscious creator of your experience.

You withdraw your own projections you have placed on others.

You give up the illusion of separateness and accept oneness as the natural reality.

You understand that there is no one right or wrong way to live your life. There is only what works or serves you, and what doesn’t serve or work for you. And, you allow others the same.

You stop attempting to change others, or what happens in the world and focus on changing your self, your perspective.

You realize that doing-having-being in order to be your self doesn’t work. You reverse your perspective by being happy, expressing happiness and then you’ll attract what you desire.

You give up your story, your identification with the outer world.

You accept the present moment, including circumstances as the only reality that exists.

You realize that all things are impermanent. They come and go. They rise as a wave and return to the ocean. Therefore, you remain detached to objects that come and go but, you enjoy them in the present moment fully.

You stop making every one else responsible for your happiness and become responsible for providing it to your self.

You cease to be dependent on others to determine who you are, the decisions you make, and knowing your direction in life.

You begin to be honest, transparent and act from a place of integrity. You cease pretending to be something you’re not, and just be yourself.

You understand that being attached to the results of your actions leads to suffering while, focusing on just the intention does not.

You are content with where you are, what you have and the things you do.

You stop finding fault with your self, others and the world to and begin to inquire and accept your own dark and light qualities as part of a whole being.

You stop looking for others to be the source for what you think you do not have, and be the source of your own being.

You stop critiquing, judging, resisting and rejecting life and you begin to allow life to flow by accepting reality as it is.

Poem: Happiness

Happiness is
the absence of suffering

The smile
emanating from your face
is just the bonus of being happy

Happiness is
your natural state of being
like a still lake,
happiness will always be there

Happiness is
impermanence
It is always available
right here,
right now
the silence within you
is that

See that there is nothing to fix or do,
no place to go or be
other than where you are.

Everyone is here to support you.
Everything is here to support you.

Surrender to what is.

That is Heaven.

"Havingness does not produce beingness. Beingness produces havingness. Meaning trying to acquire people, places or things to generate love or happiness will not produce happiness. Your intention comes from a place of lack, of emptiness, of fear and will produce that same result. That is upside down thinking. Therefore, be happy, make choices from happiness, and your results are happy. This is right side up thinking. You always reap what you sow because you are always creating."

Marcus Thomas

"Happiness of the world is like the wind, one that comes and goes. It is precarious. Happiness of the Spirit is changeless, eternal, like the background stillness that always exists behind noise, it is always present, just give your attention to it. That happiness is not dependent on outer conditions or what happens to you, it is the truth that is always permanent emanating from within you."

Marcus Thomas
Happiness is the absence of suffering. The smile is just the bonus of being happy. Happiness is your natural state of being, like a still lake. It is always available. Right here, right now. See that there is nothing to fix or do, no place to be other than where you are. Surrender to what is.

Happiness is the absence of suffering. The smile is just the bonus of being happy. Happiness is your natural state of being, like a still lake. It is always available. Right here, right now. See that there is nothing to fix or do, no place to be other than where you are. Surrender to what is.

"The present moment is acceptable, pleasant and wonderful. Just surrender to life."

Marcus Thomas

"The present moment is acceptable, pleasant and wonderful. Just surrender to life."

Marcus Thomas
If you’re spending your time trying to be good enough for others, you sacrifice your own happiness by not being good enough for you. When you are here to be good enough for you, you are enough for others. Regardless of what anyone else thinks.

If you’re spending your time trying to be good enough for others, you sacrifice your own happiness by not being good enough for you. When you are here to be good enough for you, you are enough for others. Regardless of what anyone else thinks.