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It’s Time To Understand HOW THINGS ARE

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The thing most people don’t understand about “Christ Consciousness” is that it was the view that Jesus had that many other people have had before and since. It’s the view we will all see from the vantage point we’re all supposed to reach eventually as we careen through lifetimes. I haven’t been looking through a restricted religious knot-hole in the fence for a long time. The wider view that I speak of includes the experience of energy rushing through our bodies, inner visions, truth that comes all in one piece — which all leads to KNOWING. Then the knowing compels us beyond being encumbered by karma and into dharma. To put it simply, in learning about and making peace with HOW THINGS ARE. You find yourself in the flow, doing what you came here at such a radical turning-point on this planet to do.

DEFINE KARMA and DHARMA

My definitions definition of karma and dharma are a mingling of the standard Indian religions (mainly Hinduism and Buddhism) definitions and my own reception, experience and understanding of truth.

I blend.

KARMA by any other name:  (referring specifically to “negative” karma, although outside of a dualistic perception, karma is neutral)

Hinduism and Buddhism — Karma

Christianity — “you reap what you sow”

Classic Physics — cause and affect

Bubba — “what goes around comes around”

Practical terms — accumulated baggage from previous lives that constantly affect you; residual baggage from childhood of your present incarnation; direct or indirect repercussions from what happened last week; the consequences of what you are doing today and other people’s karmic issues they have with you that you allow them to have with you. We are always involved in a relationship with karma, but we can cleanse the buildup of karmic debt (see: Grace) and then choose to participate exclusively in creating only good karma. This is the ideal.

Me — garbage: a collection of set-backs resulting from unwise choices

What it feels like — suffering

DHARMA by any other name:

Hinduism and Buddhism — Dharma: a more subtle concept with a richness of meaning. It can be put simply for contrast, but then so much is missed. The result is doing your purpose. The reason for the result is acquiescence to the flow. The flow is the order of nature (Natural, Divine and Universal), which is simply how things are. Our relationship to how things are is our dharma. In a dualistic mindset, that means choosing right over wrong, making moment to moment choices to raise your vibration rather than to lower it.

Christianity — “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the rest shall be added unto you.”

    • Anti-dharma: “It is hard for thee to kick against the goads.” = resistance to dharma = sin, bad karma.

Quantum Physics — freeing yourself from the bondage of physical laws and participating in the magic of creating your own reality on the wings of divine thought (the flow). It is all energy and our unified purpose in coming into earthly incarnation is to learn to manage our energy. When you are a clear conduit of pure unlimited life-force energy, the possibilities and power to fund them are unlimited.

Bubba —”The sky’s the limit.”

    • Anti-dharma:  “You can’t fight City Hall” = being resistant to the way things are, you get the shit kicked out of you, (and create more bad karma).

Practical terms — once we’ve completed karma 101 (birth sign lessons), we get on to the good stuff that we came here to do. We can also choose not to participate in other people’s derailing karma too. “God doesn’t have any grandchildren.” — Edwene Gaines

Me — unencumbered abandonment to my soul’s purpose

What it feels like — Peace

Concurrency of Karma and Dharma:

We always have a relationship to karma (as long as we believe in it) and it is possible to be in your dharma and be under the weight of karmic debt at the same time. For those of you who are awake, I think it is inescapable to be doing some expression of your dharma no matter how crippled you may feel. BUT … it’s like sailing a sailboat with a ten gallon bucket tied to the keel. It slows you down. It makes you ineffectual and limits you, only because you do not yet believe you are unlimited.

Cleansing karmic debt and removing yourself from participation in other people’s karmic debt frees you to be fully in your dharma and in harmony with the Universe. Result: Christ Consciousness and the knowledge that you came here … were sent here … to do greater things! And so you do. We can all make the choice to live our Ultimate Potentiality.

Most people who are here to bring light into the world are doing what they are supposed to be doing, but they don’t always do it wisely! That’s how we learn and evolve. I’ve been circling the drain for most of my life, learning and steadily advancing through trial and error. I arrive at this moment humbled and chagrinned and in a position to be the most effective I have ever been. I have finally gotten out of my own way.

Christianity: being tried by fire like gold to be purified.

Native American: Bat Medicine — the death of the shaman.

Buddhism: death of the ego and attachment to desire, which creates suffering.

My mother told me repeatedly as I grew up: “You have nothing to justify your existence.” It formed my view of my life and my worth. I could never shake it. I devoted my life completely to cleansing and healing from all of my childhood and early life wounds, but I could never get rid of that phrase and my foundational belief in its truth. It caused me suffering and drove me mercilessly. Now I am grateful, as it proved to be my most powerful weapon once I discovered its secret. One day, it came to me and I just turned to my ego and said: “You have nothing to justify your existence” …

What is my dharma? It can be explained many ways and it has many layers. But one very important way to say it is: I am here to facilitate the activation of other beings in this Cosmic Neighborhood on the cusp of a NEW AGE into the most powerful expression of their soul’s purpose. In short, my dharma is to help other people find and do their dharma at a critical time on this planet. Beyond that … they have to show up.

Don’t we all need some support from other people who can receive the truth? I know I long for it. As it is now, my support comes mainly from my spiritual practice that keeps me connected with my celestial support — my main form of socializing for the last couple of years. For the last many years, in preparation for what is SOON to come, I have retreated into isolation for long periods, with various forms of fasting and prayer. It is how I have done most of the really profound work and have received the vast vision I am determined to get as far with as I can.

Now I am coming out of my time of preparation. What has not killed me has made me stronger! I am ready. Have you been going through an intense time of preparation too? Don’t mistake all of your recent Lessons of Compassion for misfortune or bad karma. You have been in the Bootcamp of your life!

One of my favorite quotes is from Winston Churchill: “Never, Never, Never Quit.”

I can’t quit, but I do give up. I surrender. “I can of mine own self do nothing.”

None of us can do what we came here to do alone. Even organizations are struggling. It’s time for us to all work together. It is the new way to live, do business and THRIVE.

The time is now.

Eagle Dance — Sculling on a Wild Lake

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31.8 Miles — 51.2 Kilometers

The boat stayed on the car. The little red dock got another upgrade. Sunday was going to be in upper 40’s with wind 9 mph or less. I even got an earlier start than usual for the 30 minute drive to the lake. We had been having some rain and snow so chances were the water levels might be up.

I have a confession. Since the Achilles heel injury … I have gotten out of my routine of getting to the gym at 5:30 every morning. I’ve really only been back since Halloween a handful of times. I’ve only rowed a few times too. So I have gained my usual winter hibernation weight … which slows a girl down on a Flyweight. No better reason to get out for a good long row.

On the way in, I stopped at the cabin to find the Deputy on duty, who turned out to be Deputy Staten who was very chipper and sweet on that sunny morning. The lake is open now since the water has come up a few feet. So now I can relax about getting on the lake, but will have to factor in bass boats in my steering.

The first thing I did was place my little red dock … and in the process, managed to stumble on the very rocks I am trying to cover so I won’t fall while carrying my boat. Better to fall putting the dock in place. Luckily, I didn’t get wet, but I did give my left knee a sharp knock that I would have put an ice pack on right away if I weren’t anxious to get on the water.

For some reason, my early start turned into my more usual later-than-I-wanted start. I manage to get going by 12:15. Sunset was going to be at 5:24.

It was in the low 40’s so I wore my neoprene socks trimmed down to my ankles, shorts and two jerseys. One mile into the row … right at Bob’s boathouse, in fact, the long sleeves came off and I rowed sleeveless as is my preference the rest of the day, wind chill factor, or not.

I went ahead and snapped a picture of the boathouse as it is the best indicator of the lake level out there. It has come up several feet, so staying on my GPS line is safer now, but I did make an effort to row inside the line anyway while thinking out-of-the-box, as promised.

Then I started back out and within a few minutes, there was my friend the Bald Eagle flying low and slow 50 feet from my bow. I stopped to watch until he landed on a tree on the opposite bank. I tried to keep my eye on him, but soon rowed out of sight. I saw quite few hawks the rest of the day, but no more close encounters. Watch Eagle Dance below. It is some of slow-motion footage of the Bald Eagle that Bob shot on the day we filmed the Sculling for a Blue Angel Music Video.

It was a beautiful day to be grateful for in early February only a day or two after a snow fall. Despite my later-than-I-wanted start, I fiddled not at all, made no stops longer than it took to take a bite of an apple that I didn’t even finish until I landed and I downed a Doubleshot at about mile 10. I didn’t row very fast, but like the tortoise and the Energizer Bunny, I just kept going and going and going.

My goal for the day was 30 miles. I came in at 31.8.

I’m looking forward to getting back in shape. It’ll take me two or three weeks. I’ll keep you posted.

It was 41 degrees when I got off the water. The little red dock is working like a charm. I decided to pull the car all the way down the ramp to load the boat, which worked out nicely, saving me the long steep climb. But my fingers were just about frostbitten by the time I finished securing the boat. I’ve gotten the hang of cold weather sculling, but Spring is just around the corner and will be so welcomed — even though it means I will have to share the lake with humans again and steer around bass boats.

This time I brought ice packs so I put ice on my knee for the 30 minute drive home, put ice on my knee again when I went to bed and iced it quite a bit today. Other than that, I feel great and my knee is on the mend.

Saturday looks like another rowing day, so the boat stays on the car!! I’ll try to get started earlier and do some real mileage. 🙂