Saturday, October 21, 2017

Enlightenism is the Greater Power

"I am greater than the I that I created."

Do you believe there is a Greater Power in you? If you do, then what is this power? How do you discover this power and use it to overcome the conditions in your life?

The answers to all of these questions must come from our own discovery of this power. Our self-discovery work begins first with a strong and clear desire to wake-up and free ourselves from toxicity. 

Our desire to wake-up and search within ourselves for a Greater Power ultimately gives us  the clarity to understand our origins in toxicity.  And with this clarity, we can clearly perceive toxicity as a human-made illusion. 

It is from our desires to attain a greater power, one greater than the one we're using in toxicity, that we can understand our participation in our own pain and suffering. This clarity is sufficient for us to relinquish our resistance to accept personal responsibility for the conditions in our lives. 

After we accept and understand our responsibility for the actions that produced these conditions and problems, we can now begin our work in consciousness to free ourselves for our self-created prison. .

Moreover, even before we can reach the point in our lives where we can acknowledge personal responsibility for our problems, it's important for us to understand that we already possess the Greater Power of Enlightensm: This Greater Power exists within us as unconditioned consciousness. It is our awareness of being whole, perfect, and complete.

The Greater Power of Enlightenism frees us from toxicity and our dependency on the interpretations of others for our clarity. This is our clarity to perceive ourselves beyond societal distortions defining us according to our race, color, gender, religion, age, education, and status. 

Similarly, Enlightenism is not a person or being outside of us, nor one that comes from toxic beliefs and values within us. This awareness-of-being is who we are without our faith and trust in the beliefs and values from others.

The path to Enlightenism runs through our minds.  And while we may not know where to find this path, we must accept that we are the ones who will create it. In other words, we create our own way out of toxicity based on our acceptance of the Greater Power within us.

     "It is common practice among people who have lived powerless lifestyles to seek approval from others. If you are working on a project, you want your supervisor or colleagues to compliment you for your work. In those instances when you don't receive their compliments, you probably feel like they don't appreciate your hard work.

    "On this Enlightenism journey, you must move beyond the need for others When you remove the thoughts you have about success and failure, you automatically overcome the need to seek acceptance or approval from others.
                                                                ---- Seeds From the Ashes

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Power to Overcome Victim Beliefs and Values

"I am Greater Than the I that I Created"

Whenever we are unwilling to accept the Greater Power within us, then we continue to seek it from outside sources. And as long as we do, we will continue to depend on others to interpret the meaning of life for us.

We enter into  victimization by accepting and depending on others, who define us according to our race, color, gender, religion, age, status, and education. This misinformation becomes the cornerstone of creating a life dominated by toxic beliefs and values.

During the development of our awareness-of-being (the toxic self), we dim our minds with toxicity and are no longer able to distinguish the differences between inside and outside power. We have now imprisoned ourselves in a self-created prison of illusions where nothing is what it seems.

It is in this toxic environment that we learn to give power to others while devaluing ourselves into a state of powerlessness. While in this darken intellectual dungeon, time and space become our enemies, and we have little of both.

Many of us have learned  to live in this cesspool of toxicity, and claim it as our awareness-of-being. We have created different cultures, religions, intellectual institutions, and so forth to try and escape from our self-imprisonment in toxicity. Unfortunately, most of us have adapted to this way of life.

Nevertheless, we continue inexorably on our journey, armed with blurred toxic visions, searching for power and clarity. We cannot let go of the illusions telling us that the Greater Power  is outside

I am reminded of the powerful prose from the great book on Enlightenism,"Seeds From the Ashes." I continue to embrace and find solace in the powerful insights from this book, which inspires us to awaken and accept the Greater Power with us:

         "The vision to change how you think and live is available to anyone who perceives himself or herself  as weak, powerless, and a victim. Unfortunately, many individuals don't recognize they are victims until they reach very low points of emotional pain and suffering.

        "When you hit the emotional bottom of your life, you are ready to change. This feeling might last for only a few hours or days, so it's important to take action immediately to overcome the problems causing you the pain and suffering. This means you must search for the not-so-obvious-methods--those that exist within you--to change the way you think and live."                                                                                            ---Seeds From the Ashes

Whenever we reach a low point in our lives, a point where we feel powerless, this is the time for us  to believe and trust that the Greater Power is within us. It is the time for us to discard our toxic beliefs and values, and accept that Enlightenism is the Greater Power.