My sister sent me a math riddle that appeared freaky and impossible. I couldn’t figure it out until I did what I remind myself to always do, “Shift your perception, and begin with a different premise.” When I did that, the answer was obvious. The intention of the riddle was to confuse. It started with a perfectly logical premise and one that was easy to accept. But in that premise there was no answer – ever – because the premise began with an error.
When I shifted my premise, the answer was immediately evident.
The worldview is exactly like that. It begins with a premise that appears perfectly logical. It’s a premise that we easily accept. In fact, our five senses tell us that it’s true. Within that premise we search and search for answers. We read books, talk to friends, get counseling, let it go, have faith – but none of these methods provide an answer that works for long because they begin with a premise that is an illusion. There will never, ever, be a correct answer to an illusion.
When we begin with the correct premise, the answer is easy.
I was working on some writing that required me to copy what I had written on one piece of paper to another. I copied and pasted and saw nothing. In the past I would have assumed that I didn’t copy and paste correctly. I would have spent some time being confused and probably irritated at the problem.
This time I paused. I started with the premise that I had copied and pasted correctly. I highlighted the area on the page that I had pasted into and chose black for the text. “Magically” it appeared. It was always there. It was simply that I had pasted white to white so it was invisible to my eyes.
During a rescue attempt in the first Star Trek Episode, “The Menagerie,” the crew tries to blast through a mountain with their phasers. Nothing happens, so they attempt many other means of rescue without success. Finally, Spock and Captain Kirk realize that the Talosians, the inhabitants of the planet, are masters at creating illusions. Kirk and Spock begin again with the correct premise that their phasers DO work. Without additional effort, the illusion of the untouched mountain dissolves revealing the hole in the mountain that had been there all along.
It’s that simple really. The premise determines what we perceive as the outcome.
What premise do we begin with when attempting to discover an answer or dissolve a problem? If we begin with the premise that the worldview is correct and that our senses report the truth, we will never see the Truth and what is already present.
It is a lot less work to begin with the correct premise and let it reveal the answer than it is to try and make something work inside of an illusion. The great teacher Christ Jesus has told us all, “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.” Hum. Doesn’t that sound like the idea if we begin with the Truth – the correct premise – that it dissolves the prison of the worldview, without effort?
The effort belongs to the shift of perception.
The effort belongs to the letting go of false premises. The effort belongs to giving up personal preferences and ego. Once that is done, the work is over and what already is in abundance is ours to be and enjoy. Let’s celebrate together that the illusion has been revealed and all that is asked of us is to let it go and live in Truth.
by John Smallman –
Being one with each other, your thoughts, attitudes and intentions affect all of humanity and the reason you are mostly unaware of this is because the illusion severely limits your ability to be aware. Remind yourself frequently of this truth during the day and intend to receive, accept and share your Father’s Love with everyone of whom you think or with whom you interact, without exception, as does your divine Father. This will bring you peace that will strengthen and intensify the more often you take moments to remind yourself and renew this intention throughout the day.
You were created in Love and so Love is your essence; it cannot be changed. Anything you experience that is not Love is illusory, ephemeral and will not endure.
You are here to show the way out by radiating the brilliant Light of Love with which your Father has filled you and which others will see and follow, thus unmasking their own radiance and intensifying the Light. There is evidence all around you of Light Holders doing this in ever-increasing numbers as the Light spreads relentlessly through the illusion. This Light is divine, brilliant and inextinguishable and it is starting to be seen in even the darkest corners of your illusory environment. That environment cannot withstand the Light and will dissolve into nothingness before it, as always divinely promised and intended.
The moment for you to awaken into your real and eternal state of existence is drawing inexorably closer. It cannot and will not be prevented or delayed, so relax in the knowledge that the Reality of perfect divine peace and harmony will sweep away the dark clouds of the illusion in which it seems that you have been enshrouded for as long as you can remember. Nothing that is not part of God will endure. You are all part of God; the illusion is not. . . and will disintegrate. Your inheritance is secure, assured and eternally guaranteed by your loving Father.
Awakening from the Dream:
Divine Source is One and exists as all of the creations that you see.
At the same time, there are aspects of each particle of individual existence that do display what is called free will and choice. As long as “free will and choice” choose to see an apparent separation from Divine Source, pain is felt on some level. This is mostly known as fear – and thus is the saying: “False Evidence Appearing Real.”
Many of you have heard similar messages in the past as truth is quite persistent – and unfailing. What many of you are not “getting” is that in the “apparent” “illusion” you are still one with Divine Source. You can choose to consciously live your lives as the beings of light that you have come to love, pray to, worship, and ask for guidance from. All aspects of Source are equal. All aspects of Source are part of One Source, and there are droplets – just as you have droplets of ocean water that are still part of the same ocean.
Please allow yourselves to move deeper into the heart center where all of your truth exists and cease to look for answers outside of your heart.
If you ask for guidance, this is fine, however, no person or book or thing can ever cause you to feel the oneness that you are. You can debate or trust. You can seek or find. You can keep searching in vain because there is only one place where you will come to find and feel peace and this place is within your heart – and your conscious awareness of your heart center – this is the most important place in which to “reside” and this is your heart center.
If you are looking for a complicated answer, then I cannot give that to you – as truth is quite simple. It is the ego – that seeks and disbelieves and looks, judges, questions and causes frazzled nerves and emotions that are discordant.
Simply look within your heart – and there is your connection to Divine Source.
Simply live completely from your heart center – and you will be living as the Angels and Ascended masters live, as well as other beings of light that have come to conscious awareness of their heart – it is this realization that will bring you inner peace and quite frankly, no other.
There is no “fix” – there is only love. This may sound too simple – however, the truth and love are the simplest concepts given unto you and yet the egoic mind continues to seek “out there somewhere” for an answer. The answer exists within love. Love exists within your heart. When you align your mind with your heart and live solely and completely from this place – you can then come to know, see, feel, experience and live as an example of “enlightened” inner peace.
The answer is simple and the experience of living purely from the heart center is profound.
It is peace filled – there is not “me” and “you” – there is only “us” as we are all One, and we always will be! Please refrain from seeking outside of your being for the “cure” to humanities woes – when the cure stems from the heart center of each “individual” aspect of the One.
You are never separate or alone – ever. You are always “at One” with Source – because you are Source. So when you say to yourself: “I am Source and Source is pure love, so I am pure love and will only live my life as pure love” this is all that matters. Now, if each “individual” aspect of Source did this – alas – humanity would be filled with inner and outer peace on all levels.
Many, so many of you are truly getting there. So many of you are choosing love over fear. Faith in heart over ego and might. Purity of motive over false idols and perceived “value” in outer symbols of worship. So many of you are truly awakening at levels that have been attained on Earth before by the Ascended masters that have shown humanity the way before. Now is no different. It just appears to be.
Please know that every answer to your every question is in your heart.
Move your mental focus on to your heart, and you will come to feel “at one” with the oneness that you always have been and always will be. The “illusion” is that you are separate. The “connection” to Oneness is in your heart – filled with pure love. Please remember this message as it will serve you every time you question “the big picture.” The answer to the big picture is love.
We watch you in joy as so many of you have become beacons for your own selves and are living a “higher” more love-filled existence to show the way for others that still are searching in the seeming dark. Search your heart, the answer lies within and the answer will always be love. Live as love – and you will then always be living as “The One” in all ways and for always – as that is what we all are.
Message from Divine Source by Barbara Rose, PhD
by DL Zeta –
The next step may not be exactly as you have perceived it, and this is why there is a sense of waiting and uncertainty. Remember, it’s impossible to enter a new space by continuing to do the same things. Only the new can activate the new. To step into the new, you must become the new. You must bring your energy into alignment with the New Earth.
To take this step of activating energies still latent within your consciousness, it is necessary to look closely at ways in which you are still habitually entrenched in old ways of being. Fifth-dimensional consciousness is accessible within your present moment. If you hold beliefs or attitudes that say otherwise, it’s time to examine ways you’re blocking your access to these energies.
The Nature of the Karmic Wheel – A belief that binds many into third-dimensional consciousness has to do with karma. Many still habitually see themselves as needing to satisfy karma, whether it is from this life or another. This is similar to the perennial student who has difficulty leaving the university setting. The final stage of “graduation” requires you to take on a new level of self-responsibility that allows you to move beyond cause-and-effect.
What you think of as the “karmic wheel” is simply a set of universal understandings set forth as the curriculum of Earth school. Each being that incarnates to Earth arrives with the goal of furthering their understandings and gaining needed insights and experience. At some point after many, many incarnations, you complete these basic understandings determined by the same laws that govern the universe.
The Challenge of Stepping off the Karmic Wheel – You may find yourself feeling some resistance at this point. You may be saying “it’s not that easy to step off the karmic wheel.” Deep down, you may feel you don’t deserve to live free from the duties of preconceived “lesson plans.” This is not unlike the person graduating college who must now learn to design their own curriculum and lesson plans without the input of their team of advisors. It’s not that you will no longer undertake new areas of growth and exploration, but that you will now consciously choose and design these areas. This requires you to take 100% responsibility for every aspect of your existence.
This is what life is like beyond the confines of the karmic wheel. You step into the identity of “captain of your own ship.” From this point of empowerment, there is no longer any illusion of blame or victimhood. As an empowered individual, you meet each new challenge in your life with an open heart and mind, ready to embrace new levels of understanding. From this perspective, you are no longer a burden on those around you. Instead, you lift others up with the gift of your life working.
Your Karmic Debts Are Paid – Many old souls have already paid the price of admission to this new time. You have paid your karmic debts. You have completed all homework and lesson plans. You have examined yourselves repeatedly, taking great care to connect with your guidance and putting into place all that has been asked of you. There is nothing keeping you from entering the fifth dimension.
Understand, you cannot be forced to step past karma. In a free-will zone, you are free to grow through suffering and exist in state of limitation. This is a choice. What we’re telling you is that you are free to enter a place of fifth-dimensional consciousness and step into a new dimension within your own consciousness.
We offer here a “snapshot” of a soul that has satisfied karmic lessons:
This soul has practiced the ethic of good stewardship on the Earth, honoring and nurturing all kingdoms of life on the planet. They have willingly assisted those who walk two steps behind them, opening doors and mapping every frontier they encounter that others may walk more freely there. They have come into the understanding that what they do to another, they do to themselves; they have learned to see through the illusion, to joyfully greet all circumstances in their life as learning experiences, and to readily transform all energies they encounter with unconditional love. They have set their highest intentions, cultivated high-vibrational energies within, and radiated the light of spirit to all they encounter.
If this is the path you have followed, we congratulate you for your efforts. You may now receive your diploma and step off the karmic wheel.
If you still have some areas to complete, you can use the above description as a blueprint for bringing about this completion. You may also find it helpful to undertake a journey of self-examination to identify areas of your life you need to bring into sharper focus.
The Journey of Self-Examination – In order to step fully into this new dimension, you will need to examine every habit, every remaining attitude and belief that binds you into the third dimension, tethering you to the karmic wheel.
Examine the vibration of what you put into your body. Do you put low-vibrational packaged, toxic, irradiated and energetically dead foods into your body? Drugs, alcohol and pharmaceuticals can also contribute to a low-vibrational existence. Examine your habits. Look at what you do on a daily basis. Are your habits lifting you higher, leading you to a time of greater love and peace, or are they leading you into more of the same limiting energies you have experienced over and over?
Examine your emotions. Do you blame others for any aspect of your existence? Are you engaging in self-pity and feeling yourself a victim of life? Are there any ways in which you burden others by refusing to take complete responsibility for yourself? Do you often experience negative emotions and feel the world is against you? If so, it is time to go back to square one and study the Law of Attraction and other universal laws. This is the path to understanding how the universe truly works.
Examine your vision for your life. Is it limited in any way? Do you receive visions that you write off as “undo-able”? What do you see for yourself? What is your current identity? Is it in need of an update? Examine any ways in which you limit who you can be and what you can do.
As you examine and address each of these areas, you are able to snip any strings that still hold you into third-dimensional consciousness. Once this is done, you are free to step into the next version of yourself, the “you” who is free of karmic debt and experiencing the vastly expanded energies and flowing blessings of the New Earth.
Rising Above Illusion:
For someone not familiar with this philosophy, it might sound strange and even weird, but once understood, it can completely change one’s attitude and perspective about life.
Imagine a state, in which you feel oneness with the Universe, enjoying bliss and peace of mind, and at the same time acting and functioning normally in your day-to-day life. A state of being active in the world, but at the same time maintaining a state of inner detachment. Being aware of your oneness with the One Spirit, and also aware that the One Spirit is acting and manifesting through everything, matter, plants, trees, animals and people. This is the experience of nonduality in its highest form.
Our thoughts and five senses draw the mind outside, to the external world, and obscure the awareness of the consciousness that is beyond the mind. Through meditation, we gain inner peace and the ability to silence the mind and lift up the obscuring veil of thoughts. In this state of inner silence we rise above the illusion of identification with the mind, thoughts and ego, get beyond the illusion of separateness, and realize the oneness with the One Spirit. It is as if a new sort of consciousness dawns, and we see the world in a different way.
With this kind of consciousness we are able to allow the mind to be active or silent at our command. It becomes our faithful servant, instead of being our master. We act in the material world, yet our roots are in pure, calm and limitless consciousness, which is not attached to anything and not limited by anything. In this state, we live and view the world from the nonduality point of view.
Though in our day-today life we regard other people, as separate from us, as separate units, this is only a mental viewpoint, convenient for functioning in our day to day life. From a higher state of consciousness, all are One, and the terms “I”, “you”, “he”, “she” and “they” are not real. There is only the One Spirit, Consciousness, which manifests in limitless forms and ways. The external forms may be different, but the Spirit within them is one undivided Spirit. It is the mind, which lets us believe and feel that we are separate from others, but we are all part of the same One Spirit manifesting and expressing itself through different forms.
The concept of nonduality is not a strange or weird idea. It can be experienced and lived right here and now, no matter where you are, and without attracting anybody’s attention. It is an inner state of consciousness, not an external state.
It is possible to realize and experience the meaning of nonduality in an ashram or a cave, and it is also equally possible to do so while living in a town or city, with family and a job. This requires dedication, an open mind, inner work, and turning the mind inwards.
Most people cannot afford to leave everything behind, in order to meditate and lead a purely spiritual life. They need to work and support their family, and can therefore devote only part of the day to spiritual pursuits. The good news is that you can walk on the inner path of spirituality and nonduality, meditation and self realization, without abandoning your family, job or external life style. With proper planning, it is possible to find the time and the energy for the inner work.
Meditation and walking on the spiritual path, which can lead to understanding and experiencing nonduality, can be practiced anywhere, without making external changes in your life. You can stay with your job and family, and still make spiritual progress and realize the true meaning nonduality.
Look within you, be aware of what is going in your mind, search for the source of your thoughts and where they come from, learn to make your mind peaceful, and you will start to be aware of your true essence and the consciousness beyond your mind. This will lead to understanding what nonduality is. What can help? A peaceful mind, concentration, meditation, reading of spiritual literature, and when possible, the proximity and guidance of true spiritual teachers.