Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Power of Transcendence Within Us

 Regardless of how much we depend on others, we cannot absolve ourselves of our own beliefs and values. We are responsible for our own awareness-of-being. And for most of us, this means we are always aware of being powerless, and searching for the unknown, invisible power within us.

We acquired beliefs about this invisible power from the Theologians who have anointed themselves as deciphers of God's consciousness. They teach people of a "power that's greater than you" without having discovered this power themselves.

Similarly, most of us have been taught many Biblical, and other references to support the existence of this inner-power. Many of us believe it exists in our prayers, meditations, and within the churches, temples, synagogues, and other putatively spiritual places. Unfortunately, most of us are unable to find this power, much less use it to overcome our beliefs and values.

Meanwhile, whether we understand it or not, we continue to use beliefs and values that existed before our births into the world. Transcendence of toxic beliefs and values is a much greater awareness-of-being than say, overcoming addictions, anger, racism, religious dogma, and so on.

Many of us get caught-up in spiritual rhetoric. We want to believe that someone, a minister for example, has discovered this inner-power that continues to elude us.

So we trick ourselves into believing we are entering transcendence when someone tells us this great power to overcome sin or suffering is actually within us. When we hear this, we feel a power tingling over our bodies. We then believe this power is God or whomever we believe has greater power than us.

After we claim our transcendence from our sins and suffering, we continue to experience powerlessness in our lives. We continue to struggle. We continue to depend on others for employment, education, loans,  guidance, and so forth. .

Most of the people who make these claims of spiritual transformation continue to live powerless lives. On the one hand, they believe they have discovered God, while on the other hand, they fear those who control the society where we live.

For many of us, powerless is a way of life. It's not only an attitude we have about ourselves, but it's our awareness-of-being. Unfortunately we don't know yet, how to embody power because we've been powerless all of our lives.

Nevertheless, we can transform our spiritual atrophy. We first must commit ourselves to Powers of Mind. And from this sagacious perspective we're able to transcend our powerless beliefs and values.

This is the invisible inner-power that we must discover for ourselves. This power is not in our brains, but exits without our brains being aware of its existence. It is Powers of Mind or unconditioned consciousness.

Powers of Mind is our awareness-of-being, without being aware of being something. Powers of Mind is transcendence. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Letting go of our Children With Powers of Mind

Most of us find it difficult to let go of the control we have exerted over our children. So far, we haven't discovered another perspective or awareness-of-being that releases us from this control.

We believe what others -- society, parents, and experience -- taught us about the virtuous nature of  the nuclear family model (2 parents, and children). And in this model, we will always be parents. And as such, we will maintain an exalted position of respect throughout our lives.

Unfortunately, our dependency on the efficacy of the nuclear family model is responsible for the distorted perspective we use to  judge our children. In many situations, we praise our children's success, and then blame ourselves for their failures.

Similarly, whenever others praise their children's graduation from college, new job, or new home over and over again ad nauseam, we remain silent because our children are encapsulated in dungeons of failure. We become both angry and powerless, which leads us deeper into the bowels of shame for our children's actions.

During our moments of introspective grieving, we begin to do some soul-searching. We wonder if their failures come from us not spending enough time with them; hugging them enough, listening to them; and so on. We blame ourselves over and over again: Why did they embarrass us by going to prison, getting addicted to drugs and alcohol, and being unable to find and keep a respectable job?

Similarly, we extol the virtues of using Powers of Mind, while doubting this  existence of power in our own children. Even though we believe this invisible power exists within all of us, we find it difficult to believe that it exists in someone we have taught to walk, talk, eat, and provided sustenance for their survival.

Nevertheless, we want them to succeed, but we also want them to maintain a connection to the beliefs and values we taught them about right and wrong, religion, God, success, love, and so on. In other words, we desire credit or recognition for rearing our children to become successful adults.
Conversely, we want to absolve ourselves from their failures.

We tend to forget that our children have the power to change their behavior and choose actions that cause them less pain and suffering. We must remain mindful of a passage in the book, "Seeds from the Ashes":

        "Who is responsible for changing the way someone thinks, acts, works, and lives?  ...It didn't take me      long to realize that each individual,  regardless of his or her state of affairs, is responsible for changing the   way he or she thinks and lives."

Meanwhile, we are responsible for teaching, loving, and providing for our children until they become of age where they can provide for themselves. For most of us, we believe we should always be available to assist our children, even after they become of age.

This means we cannot ever let them go. They must remain our children regardless to what happens. We fervently believe that our children are extensions of our beliefs and values; therefore, their success or failure affects us deeply.

When we evolve our consciousness to become one with our Powers of Mind, we understand that the same Powers of Mind is available to our children. Their enlightenment is not dependent on what we have taught them.

Moreover, whether we're aware of this perspective or not, our children cannot escape the Powers of Mind paradigm: "I acknowledge that I am responsible for the current conditions in my life." In other words, they cannot blame or praise parents for their failure or success

Whenever we praise or blame others for our actions, we devalue our own power. Our parents gave us the beliefs and values they received from others or, in some cases, the Powers of Mind they discovered within their unconditioned consciousness.

Nevertheless, our children are not really our children. When they use their Powers of Mind to create new awareness-of-being, they become greater than the children reared by others' beliefs and values.

When we gain the awareness-of-being to let go of the imagined control we have over our children, they can create their own  awareness-of-being enlightened.