Wednesday, February 20, 2013



It is important for us to wake up our minds and begin using our Powers of Mind. This work begins first with understanding and then follows with change.

With understanding comes the wisdom to understand we are always one with our beliefs and values. This means we are responsible for all our actions.

In many instances we are not even aware that we are actively participating in our decisions. Some illustrations are when we decide to marry or live with someone.

Some further examples are when we decide to accept a job, because we need some money. We seldom pay attention to the seriousness of our decisions to use drugs and alcohol.

Nor do we give much thought when we overindulge in food and become overweight. Our mindfulness is also lacking in our decisions to accept abusive behavior from others, regardless of the rationale we use.

Similarly, we don't give much thought to accepting our Guides' labels defining us according to race, skin color, class, and nation. We believe these labels are real and that we must accept them.

So without any fanfare, we embody them as our own. Now we must accept full responsibility for them, and not blame others.

When we're able to accept responsibility for our beliefs and values, then we're willing to begin our search for the Powers of Mind to express enlightenment. This is our moment of clarity. The moment we change the focus of our search for enlightenment. 

During our search for enlightenment, we must remain mindful that enlightenment is something that already exists in our minds, but that's not yet discovered. Our mindfulness requires us to enter into our search without attachment to our existing beliefs and values.

Some of the attachments we must leave behind are education, avarice,  poverty, victimization, and so forth. These are some of things that cloud our visions and prevent us from discovering the enlightenment in our unconditioned consciousness.

It's important to remember that this inner-mind journey is one that all must travel who searches for the enlightenment within their minds. It's also important for us to remember that we were born into a world filled with existing beliefs and values. And it's from these beliefs that we have created our minds.

On the enlightenment path, we encounter many beliefs that acting as stumbling blocks, but one of the greatest deterrents to enlightenment is hero worshipping. Hero worshipping is caused primarily by the strong propensity we have toward seeing power in others, while condemning ourselves for not having it.

During our brief moments of clarity, we clearly know that our Guides taught us to depend on them, and trust whatever they taught us. This information is responsible for many of us seeking enlightenment in others, while condemning ourselves for not having it.

In other words, they taught us to seek enlightenment within existing beliefs and values. And within these beliefs we are always inadequate.

Nevertheless, to free our minds from our Guides' teachings, we must recreate ourselves with new enlightened beliefs and values. Now we are able to release our minds from our attachment to our Guides -- parents, society, and experience -- and use our Powers of Mind to revalue us with enlightenment.

Meanwhile, it's important for us to remember that we were not sent into this world to live according to way others believe we should live. That's why we are all born with Powers of Mind. This means we have the power in our minds to free ourselves from what others have taught us.

Powers of Mind is the source of enlightenment. It's our unconditioned consciousness waiting to be conditioned with enlightened beliefs and values. These are the beliefs and values that remove the distortions from our minds.

Powers of Mind is the clarity that connects us to our Creator, and the rest of the universe. We also understand that Powers of Mind and enlightenment are choices available for us to make.  

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cleaning our Minds

Powers of Mind is the source of all of our power.

The rewards for change go to those who have overcome what they have been taught by others. Unfortunately, most of us are unable to go beyond what we are taught by our parents, society, and confirmed by our own experiences.

For many of us, we cling to our beliefs and values as sacrosanct blessings. We tell stories about our childhoods, our parents' rules and regulations, and how we had so much fun back in the day. Yet these are the stories responsible for the confusion we have about who we are now.

We add further confusion about our identities by soaking deleterious knowledge into our minds. The more we master language, mathematics, science, and technology, the greater we perceive ourselves.

Conversely, the less mastery we have of these fields, the more inadequate we perceive ourselves. This schizophrenic approach to self-discovery locks us into the darkness of our beliefs and values. And it moves us further from our unconditioned consciousness of enlightenment.

Whenever we cloak ourselves with our own creations and turn them into gods, we believe or tell others that we are now working out-of-the-box. Unfortunately, we are actually working within our existing beliefs and values.

This means that our beliefs and values are the distortions preventing us from seeing ourselves and the outside world clearly. In other words, out-of-the-box is nothing more than the discovery of a new perspective, one that  already exists in the world's illusions, but not yet discovered by us.

Similarly, it's important for us to be aware that most of us will never go beyond the beliefs and values of this world. We will continue to believe in the language game and label ourselves by race, color, gender, and so forth until we pass from this life.

For us to go beyond what we already know and what's already in the world, we must go deeper into our minds and discover our unconditioned consciousness. This is our essence. This is what provides us with the limitless power to overcome what others have taught us.

Meanwhile, the work to go beyond our current beliefs and values is too frightening for most of us to undertake. We are too afraid of the known and unknown.

When we work on our minds, we inevitably discover things about ourselves that we're afraid to confront. This means we begin to perceive ourselves in a way and manner that's inconsistent with our beliefs and values.

There's a certain disruption in our lives when we clean our minds to see people clearly. For the first time we're able to perceive our parents, spouse, family, and friends without distortions.

This clarity of those close to us is a new and confusing experience. And most of us don't find it very appealing to perceive people, especially those close to us, without feeling certain obligatory concessions.

Nevertheless, for us to conquer what others have taught us, we must be willing to "lose ourselves in order to find ourselves." In other words, we must lose the ego-self, with all the labels and judgments, and discover our unconditioned consciousness of enlightenment.

Powers of Mind is the source of all of our power. What we know comes from the beliefs and values in our minds. And for us to go beyond the world's limitations, we must use our Powers of Mind.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Accepting Personal Responsibility for our Actions

In the book, Seeds from the Ashes, there's a quote that is a haunting reminder of the carnage happening in our cities: "Who is responsible for changing the way someone thinks, acts, works, and lives?"

And it follows with this quote: "It didn't take long for me to realize that each individual, regardless of his or her state of affairs, is responsible for changing the way he or she thinks or lives."

It's important for us to remember that Powers of Mind is an individual experience. This means each of us must be willing to go beyond what we have been taught by others. And when we do this, we accept personal responsibility for our current state of affairs.

It's difficult to accept responsibility for some of the situations we are currently facing in our lives. Many of us didn't plan to lose our jobs, drink or eat ourselves into unhealthy situations, or engage in activities that land us in prison. 

Now that we have, we are searching for ways to blame someone else for our own nightmares. It's someone outside of our minds that tricked us into doing these terrible things.

Similarly, when we reach low points in our lives, moments of great pain and suffering, we don't want to believe we did this to ourselves. We try to shift our responsibility to others.

Many of us have been taught to blame others for our decisions rather that focusing on understanding the mind that made them. We are responsible for our own minds. And the suffering we are currently experiencing came from the beliefs and values in our minds.

The suffering in our lives comes from the beliefs and values taught us by our parents, society, and life experiences. We are taught to desire things that make us happy or feel good.

Unfortunately, the more desires we have for people, places, and things, the greater our opportunities to create the suffering responsible for our current nightmares.  Obviously, personal responsibility and its relationship to suffering  is nothing new.

Some of us find personal responsibility troublesome because we cannot tie it directly to the seemingly innocuous actions responsible for divorce, home foreclosure, bankruptcy, unemployment, alcoholism, drug addiction, anger, and so forth.

Yet whenever we take the time to understand how personal responsibility actually works, we become more conscious of how our actions are responsible for our current state of affairs. Now we're able to make the connection between the effects of  eating -- several pieces of fried chicken, two slices of chocolate cake, bag of potato chips, two double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a syrup-filled drink -- with obesity and diabetes.

We don't think too much about the after effects of gluttonism until we become aware that we're overweight, fat. Now there's an urgency to do something about our health. We immediately blame it on the food ingredients -- animal hormones, oil, butter, milk, eggs, and sugar --  for making us fat while exonerating ourselves of responsibility.

At what point is it our responsibility to become mindful of what we eat? This also applies to our beliefs and values on anger, self-hatred, violence, and so forth.  We are responsible for our beliefs and values whether we're aware of them or not.

Many of us have been taught by our Guides -- parents, society, and experience -- to blame people and conditions for the way we live. This causes us to rationalize reasons for causing us to kill someone. And when we produce this type of carnage, our Guides wonder where this type of behavior came from.  

Each one of us is responsible for our own beliefs and values. We cannot stop another from killing anymore than we can prevent them from becoming overweight.

We can, however, share information to assist others with understanding how they acquired their beliefs and values. And on the value of using their Powers of Mind to overcome their current beliefs and values.

Meanwhile, it's important for us to remember that we first must  work on our own beliefs and values before we can help others. The violence we see comes from the collective beliefs and values that existed before we were born. 

We are now in a position to create some new beliefs and values. The message to all is to first accept responsibility for the conditions in our lives. And when we do, we will clearly know that the changes we desire in others must come from within their minds.

Powers of Mind is enlightenment. There is no other source we can use to make decisions in this world. We are one with our beliefs and values, but we are greater than our beliefs and values.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Awakening our Powers of Mind

We are whatever our beliefs and values confirm us to be. And for most of us, the illusions of the world are manifestations of our likeness created from these beliefs. This means we perceive life and others in every detail according to our beliefs and values.

Some of us on the enlightenment path are working on achieving the clarity of mind to understand how we got our beliefs and values. We are willing to let go, stop holding on to our current perspectives of ourselves and others.

On the enlightenment path, many of us are aware that our minds are the source of our beliefs and values. We are aware that our minds are responsible for all our actions, which means we are responsible for them.

This means we must awaken our minds to accept  responsibility for our beliefs and values,  and the responsibility for creating the clarity to liberate our minds from them. And with this clarity, we become aware that our beliefs and values originated from outside of our minds.

Similarly, we understand that the liberation we seek is found only in our minds. This is not a collective of the masses, nor is it one of acceptability from others. This is strictly an individual action we all must take on our own.

Nevertheless, some of us continue to seek approval or acceptance from others. We seek their counsel on the merits of powers of mind, and if we are doing the right thing. This is done partly from habit, and because it's what we have been taught all our lives to do.

 Some of us become easily disheartened by what others have to say about our work. And since we value their opinions, we try to make our work more acceptable to their beliefs and values. We are reluctant to go too far away from acceptable beliefs and values. 

One of our greatest obstacles to powers of mind is other people. We must liberate our minds to know we cannot take family, friends, and others with us on this journey. This is strictly an individual, inner-mind journey.

Our social dependency and attachment to others' beliefs and values are responsible for our powerlessness. Whenever we seek approval from others to use our powers of mind, we embark on a heuristic journey into the illusions. And it's within the illusions that we focus our minds on what's happening outside of us rather than inside.

Meanwhile, when we awaken the powers of mind in us, we empower ourselves to create enlightened beliefs and values. These beliefs and values come from our intuitive-unconditioned consciousness. In other words, they come from outside the scope of the world's perspective of who we are.

Awakening our minds begin with the awareness of how we developed our minds. This requires self-discovery, courage, and understanding of the information  we received from our parents, society, and experience.

Many of us are unwilling to go this deeply into our minds. We find it too difficult to believe that our parents were victims of their own beliefs and values. Yet this awareness and its corollary effects are the source of our confusion about who we are.

To awaken our minds is an arduous journey on the path less traveled. It's the path that only a few of us are willing to travel. It's a lonely journey. A journey without our Guides or our current beliefs and values.

Nevertheless, powers of mind is the only Guide we will need on this journey. This is our enlightenment.

Powers of Mind is the source of everything we know and will ever know.