Friday, March 22, 2013

Going Beyond the Darkest Hour

After many setbacks in our lives, we inevitably reach the point of our darkest hour. This is the moment that we feel powerless to move forward in our lives. In other words, in the book, Let There Be Life, it's

         "Because it'll mean that the pain has become so unbearable that I can't take any more. It's the darkest hour just before I see the dawn of light."

Many of  us believe  in this darkest hour folklore, because of our illusions. We associate darkness and light with suffering and enlightenment.

This association makes it easy for us to believe that whatever happens after we reach our darkest hour is the light or enlightenment. Unfortunately, both the darkest hour and the light are illusions created from our beliefs and values.

Our illusions exist to give us hope that something magical can happen to eradicate our pain.  Similarly, hope is responsible for our powerlessness. It confirms the existence of the darkest hour.

For many of us, when we feel defeated or powerless, we believe we need hope. So it's not uncommon for us to seek solace in hope or to daydream about a better situation. Unfortunately, our hopes are limited by the beliefs and values we have about ourselves and the outside world.

Meanwhile, some of us perceive the darkest hour from another perspective. In this perspective, the darkest hour represents the opportunity for us to begin our inner-mind work.

In other words, it's the point where we all must come voluntarily if we desire to overcome the illusions in our lives. This means that whatever decisions we make during this time, we must make them with enlightenment on our minds.

Too many of us turn to outside sources to help us with our darkest hour beliefs. This is precipitated by our conclusions that we must curse our own minds for having put us in this position in the first place. These illusory conclusions are responsible for our distrust in our minds. So we seek solutions from others.

Our illusions, the beliefs and values we have embodied, are responsible for the decisions we made to create the darkest hour. They also hold the key to our freedom from the pain of the darkest hour.

While this seems like a paradox, it is not. When we understand that we are the  creator of our illusions, we are able to go beyond our creations and enter into the enlightenment part of our minds.

The key to enlightenment is first discovered in our beliefs and values. This is the starting point for all humans who have achieved enlightened minds.

There are no shortcuts or magical formulas for understanding how we create pain in our lives. There's only awareness, responsibility, and the willingness to go beyond what we have been taught by others.

For us to go beyond what we have been taught by others require our awareness of the existence of something (enlightenment) in our minds that's greater than the illusions we have created in our lives. This awareness confirms that enlightenment is in our individual minds and not in the minds of others.

So we must awaken our minds to become aware of self-enlightenment. This awakening begins with our Powers of Mind.

Powers of Mind produces both clarity and confusion. So we must work to understand how to use our minds to create clarity rather than confusion.

Powers of Mind is a gift of enlightenment wrapped in our beliefs and values. To see our gift, we must remove the wrappings.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Releasing our Powers of Mind

Wherever we are today, it's all right for us to be here. We must continue to believe that the judgments we have about ourselves are just illusions from our beliefs and values.

On this journey, many of us have been handicapped by our beliefs and values. We were born into situations that taught us how to become like everyone else. In other words, we were taught to believe that being like others were our goals.

Regardless of  how much we denigrate ourselves by embodying toxic beliefs and values, we are still able to do something, right now, to enlighten our minds. This something -- the willingness to work on our minds -- is to understand that we have the Powers of Mind to clean our minds.

Powers of Mind is not magical. It requires us to work intensely on our minds. It requires us to trust ourselves. And if we desire to know who we really are, we must take the time to understand our beliefs and values.

There are some things that are debatable, but the development of our minds is not one of them.  And whether we accept it or not, we received our beliefs and values from three primary sources -- parents, society, and life experiences.

These three sources are responsible for everything we know about ourselves and the outside world. This includes both the spiritual and material worlds. And it's from this foundation that we conditioned our minds with our current beliefs and values.

Many of us would rather fight with our illusions  than do the work to understand how we created them in our lives. We believe our beliefs and values are too daunting to mess with. And in most cases, it's our unwillingness to unravel our lives and become different from others that stop us from working on our minds.

Whenever we become aware of our suffering, we immediately seek answers. Unfortunately, all the answers lead us back to our minds, which are responsible for how we feel. Yet if we desire to know more about ourselves, we must relinquish our fears preventing us from disentangling our minds from our toxic beliefs and values.

Similarly, it's the fear of disentangling our minds from our beliefs and values that causes us to believe we are nothing without them. It's our fear of nothingness, the unknown, and being alone that prevents us from traveling deeper into our minds. 

Nevertheless, we're never in the unknown with Powers of MindPowers of Mind is the enlightenment we have always known, but forgotten after we embodied others' beliefs and values.

When we clear our minds, we know that Powers of Mind  is not a myth, nor is part of the illusions we are currently fighting in our lives. This is the power of clarity to see ourselves and others without our current beliefs and values.

Powers of Mind provide us with the clarity to distinguish between inspiration and solution. In other words, we have sufficient clarity to know that books are inspirational, not substitutes for our not doing the requisite work to overcome our toxic beliefs and values.

Meanwhile, we must remain mindful that all paths or roads lead back to our minds. We are responsible for all of our decisions and the beliefs and values responsible for them.

So, let's release our dependency on others for our enlightenment, and use our Powers of Mind or intuitive-unconditioned consciousness to express our enlightenment.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Choosing How We Live

We are where we are in life because of our choices. Fortunately, each day brings us opportunities to make new choices about how we want to live. And without fail, each day we make these new choices.

Since most of us are not mindful of making our choices, we frequently believe we are not actually making them. So it's not a stretch in awareness for us to try and blame others for our choices.

Our minds are constantly acting as cesspools of suffering. This is the toxicity causing us to search outside of our minds for the reasons for our choices. And it is this outside-of-mind search that is preventing us from accepting personal responsibility for our choices.

Conversely, our outside-of-mind beliefs cause us to seek solutions from others to tell us what to do.We want others to explain to us why we are unemployed, in foreclosure, angry, in prison, or overweight, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and barely able to support ourselves.

Moreover, the more we seek answers to what's happening in our minds, the more we rely on the teachings of others. And it is this dependency that causes our minds to plunge deeper into the abyss of powerlessness.

Powerlessness is self-degradation. It is responsible for our psychological battles with others to achieve what we already have within our own minds. It is also responsible for our distortions about ourselves and others.

Similarly, we must remain mindful of our  choices placing us in woefully inadequate positions and situations. When we do, we realize our choices reflect, in every detail, our beliefs and values. They accurately express what we believe is the truth about us.

Regardless of how much energy we spend on chasing after others for our power, we inevitably realize that all roads or choices lead back to us. And without a doubt, the search for enlightenment is an inward one. It is one that requires the use of our Powers of Mind. 

It is only when we decide to look into our minds that we discover our minds were developed by our parents, society, and our experiences. And with this new awareness, we must choose whether to remain dependent on these beliefs and values or seek to remove them from our consciousness.

The freedom we seek is found only in our Powers of Mind. This means we must lose or relinquish our attachments to what others have taught us about this power. Unfortunately, this choice is one that most of us are unwilling to make.

Meanwhile, for us to effectively use our Powers of Mind, we must stop depending on others to guide us into our intuitive-unconditioned consciousness. This does not mean, we must stop listening to others. It means we must stop believing they can give us the enlightenment we seek.
Powers of Mind is personal. It exists in individuals as a power that remains eternally free of others' beliefs and values. This is the power given to us by our Creator. 

It's important to remember that if we believe we are less than others, then we are. And for us to change this perception of ourselves, we must make the choice to use our Powers of Mind. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Creating a New Person

Yes, it's true that we have the power to extricate ourselves from our beliefs and values. This great power is in our minds, not in the minds others. We call this power: Powers of Mind.

Many of us go from one thing to the next in search of something to make us feel complete. And with this heuristic philosophy, we continue searching outside of our minds for the answers.

It is only when we accept Powers of Mind that we become aware of our own limitless powers. This awareness is the clarity we need to know that all the great minds in the colleges and universities of world are powerless to provide us with answers about who we are without our beliefs and values.

Moreover, we know this because all of us are born into an already existing world of beliefs and values. And these are the beliefs and values we use to teach others about who they are and their relationships with others.

These are the beliefs and values responsible for the confusion in our minds about power. They distort our clarity and cause us to forget we are the power we seek it others.

This power remains free of the world's attempts to condition it into the world's own liking. And regardless of how many times we deny our power, it continues to exist in our minds.

Most of us have been taught to have faith in an invisible power existing outside of our minds. When we are taught that this power exists in our minds, we're unwilling to believe we are worthy of this type of power. However, if we desire to discover the Powers of Mind in us, we must overcome what we have been taught.

Here's an excerpt from the Powers of Mind enlightenment book, Seeds from the Ashes, to illumine our minds on this power:

     "The process to unleash this great power is one that requires you to look inward and discover the source for solving all your problems. For you to become a part of this empowerment (enlightenment) process, you must first learn to be comfortable with yourself and to overcome the belief that authentic power exists outside of your mind. You must condition your mind to know that all power comes from your mind."

Similarly, the invisible power that we believe exits outside of us came from this world, not from the invisible power. In other words, we learned from our Guides everything we know so far about our power and its source.

Nevertheless, we do not have to limit ourselves to the teachings of our Guides. We have the power to create a new person or as some say, "to be born again."

When we enlighten our minds, we do so by detaching ourselves from our existing beliefs and values. Now  we are able to perceive ourselves without the world's distortions.

This clarity or clean mind expresses itself in our lives to overcome our dependency on others for our enlightenment. This is not a ritualistic process, nor is it one created from our existing beliefs and values.

Our clean minds are the result of our willingness to lose ourselves (toxic beliefs and values) in order to find ourselves (enlightenment beliefs and values).

Meanwhile, look no further than our own minds. For it is in our minds that we discover the invisible power we have been taught to believe exists outside of us.