Saturday, April 29, 2006

Exploring the concept of free will

We all have been reminded that we have free will when come to making simplest decision from whether to eat hamburger or chicken salad to where do we go for next year's vacation. Metaphysically, the esoteric teaching always said that the choice we made can shape and change our future destiny. It sounds so simple and straight forward, as long as I make a good choice. But the truth is free will is never that innocently simple.

What made of me entirely different than you in temperament, in looks, in attitude, in aptitude, in intellect, likes and dislikes and prejudices actually came from our subconscious mind tirelessly working 24 hours a day behind the closed door. We, as a conscious being really do not have much to say in a grand scheme of things that we call destiny. If we can really choose what we really want to do in any given moment, 99% of our world population will be happy campers, we will be living in a planet of bliss and contentment.

Given the theory or reality of reincarnation in conjunction with our evolutionary path in entire human history, we knew that history of mankind was full of turmoil, conflict, deceit and bloodshed. Honestly, we did not have very glorious past. If history is made out of actions inspired by our collective mind, then our collective past is pretty shady.

There lies the truth of our free will. The free will surfaced in our conscisous mind actually are reflections consist of many past unresolved issues from our imperfect incarnations, our upbringing, our preconceived notion of who we are, and most importantly our self worth and self value. You see, there are may be hundreds of agendas that our subconscious mind keep tabs on. Some are more urgent for the time being so they manifest in our current situation, others are dormant just waiting for the perfect timing to raise its head.

I remember when I first walked the path of my conscious spiritual evolution, for the first three years, I had many beautiful inner world experiences . There seemed to be no issues, everything was working beautifully. I thought I could reach enlightenment in five years.

Then came the crushy dark night of the soul. Suddenly three years ago and still on-going, I am confronted with the consequences of decision I made in earlier life. My failed marriage, my divorce, all the un-foreseen complications due to that single decision surfaced and erupted with an uproar. I have endured and tried to patch things up all along in no avail. Just about two weeks ago, I started to realize that I am living in the midst divine law of Karma in action. Although Karma does not imply any goodness or badness, but one still needs to take the consequence either way.

All the complications that came with the decision that I made fifteen years ago were not apparent to me. I was not deliberately set things up in any particular way, but it ended up hurting other people in ways that I would have reversed the course in a heart beat if the consequences were known to me. The past is alive and well, living deep within my psyche and just waiting the right moment to uprise. Is there any indication of my free will in charge here?

What I am experiencing is the stored-up past actions catching up with me which was dormant for the last fifteen years, yes, it is the law of Karma thrusting right in front of my face. There were times that all hell broke loose, and there was not even a tiny speck of light at the end of the tunnel. Fortunately, time passes, life moves on. A roaring wave receded, but deep down I know there are many crushy waves are coming. It will be over when it is over.

On the other hand, if I expand my perspective of life to chart a course of all of my incarnations, I might see a graph that is rising and falling ever so slightly life after life. The rising could be inconceivable in one span of time, then it could be conspicuous in a time frame of thousands of years. Our evolution is rising and dipping like a stock chart. As a chartist usually loves to ask, what is the trend?

Thursday, April 27, 2006

My hero teammates - A Dream

"I lived in a beautiful quarter with several national heroes. My impression was that these heroes were not very well liked by established authority. I suddenly heard a helicopter hovering in the air above our living quarter. The helicopter was dispatched by government. The tactics of the helicopter was to use the loud and whirling sound to break down the coherent structure of light saber and our high tech equipment.

After a while, the heroes could not stand the noise and ready to take the matter to their own hand. I saw several of my teammates rode on a very well equipped motorcycle with light saber stretching. The motorcycles can be airborne, they flew out of the window of our living quarter and battled with the helicopter in the sky. The motorcycle was glittering under the sun light and light saber was pretty cool looking, a glowing white. Then came the next scene, the battle was won, and I was ready to go out and celebrate our victory with those heroes. My neighbor helped me pick a dress and they also appraised of my staying with those brave men. But I am not sure what was my relationship with those men. I also did not have any impression of how they looked like. The detail is fuzzy....."

When I woke up, only 15-minute has passed after my lying down at 6:30 AM.

Dream is like morning dew, as soon as sun rises, it disappears in an instant!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Death - A Tarot Card of Postive Transformation?

I have read another article about lucid dreaming, and I am quite motivated and started my affirmation almost whole day whenever I have some quite moment.

This evening, I ask the possibility of having lucid dreaming experience, I drew a "Death" Tarot card. The Tarot card of "Death" is quite interesting. It usually does not signify real physical death. It is more like a transition from known to unknown, from one closed door to a new opportunity. Metaphysically speaking, "Death" Tarot card is quite positive. It is like cocoon's transformation to a butterfly, a beautiful rebirth.

If I interprete death card correctly, then it can mean a new era of my consciousness expansion.

“Dreams are a reservoir of knowledge and experience, yet they are often overlooked as a vehicle for exploring reality. In the dream state our bodies are at rest, yet we see and hear, move about, and even able to learn. When we make good used of the dream state, it is almost as if our lives were doubled: instead of a hundred years, we live two hundred.”
-Tibetan Buddhist Tarthang Tulku.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Our Ultimate Reality - astral travel - Adrian Cooper

I miss dearly of my etheric travel experiences that I had just six months ago. I decided to work on two types of meditation so that I can continue the astral travel experience and consciousness expansion.

My morning meditation is conventional silent one, no elctronic gadget engaged, the aim is to reach complete stillness so that the magic presence of God can reveal itself. My lunch hour meditation is short, "The Gateway Experience" is perfect for that purpose. I tried several sessions last weekend, they are about 30 to 45 minutes long. Within this short time frame, an altered state of consciousness can be reached due to the inner technology of Hemi-Sync.

The following article is from Adrian's "Our Ultimate Reality" astral travel session. It summed up the benefits of astral travel experience.

1. Greater awareness of the true nature of "reality". People who experience an existence beyond the confines of the physical body are plain and simple transformed forever. The world today in this divisive and chaotic state is due largely to the fact that most people focus on and believe that the physical world is the only reality, have only one opportunity to "live", and are determined to make the most of it at all costs. It is the "at all costs" aspect that is particularly damaging and continues to be so.

2. Astral Projection is a means by which anyone can personally verify their own immortal, Spiritual, indestructible nature. Having experienced life separate from the physical body, the projector is left in no doubt about the continuity of life after the event erroneously known as "death", and as a result of which the fear of "death" disappears forever.

3. Following on from the above, people immediately understand that the process known as "death" is actually an amazing, profound, glorious Spiritual adventure, and one to look forward to rather than to dread. Of course it is always important to keep in mind that we are all, every one of us here for a purpose, and it is our duty to fulfill that purpose. Failure to do so means a missed opportunity and often the need to return to "get it right" next time.

4. Increasing desire for knowledge. Once you realize that this planet Earth is but a tiny aspect of the life and of the Universe, there is an all consuming desire to learn more, and that desire alone will cause the Universe to respond to that desire.

5. Increased Psychic abilities. Out of Body experiences almost always activate a psychic abilities such as clairvoyance, ESP etc..

6. Power of Healing: While out of body healing potential and abilities are enhanced dramatically and many things become possible that might be regarded as "miraculous". As we know from previous newsletters all ailments, dis-eases, illnesses etc. originate from the inner Energy levels of our Being. The outer, physical shell is merely an observable reflection of those dis-eases. Out of body the origins of the dis-ease can be observed and cured by the powers of the Mind alone.

7. Powers of the Mind and The Law of Attraction: This benefit is extremely important! We have discussed at length how we all create our own reality by our predominant thoughts. To many people who have not been able to verify this absolutely immutable Universal reality it can be difficult to grasp. However, due to the much higher levels of vibration and correspondingly lower density of Energy levels beyond the physical world, we can actually observe our thoughts taking shape, leaving us in no doubt about this process. We can actually observe that the more we focus on something the more "tangible" it becomes. Due to the high density and low vibration of the physical world this process can take more effort and a longer time to achieve, but the important thing to remember is that there is only one set of Universal Laws, and if it
applies to Energy levels beyond the physical, then it must also apply to the physical itself. Knowing this means more freedom and the ability to create our own reality as any doubts about the truth of The Law of Attraction and creating reality with our thoughts are erased forever.

8. Much enhanced rates of personal evolution. Having experienced, at first hand the truth of our own Spiritual nature, and knowing, beyond all doubt that everything we have learned in theory is also true in practice, then any doubts are cast aside and we become free to evolve at a much greater rate. We become free, or as the saying goes: "and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free". Make absolutely no mistake on this; the truth will set you free!

9. Meeting with "deceased" people. Yes; this is a big issue! Out of body we are free to travel anywhere within the personal limits of our personal evolutionary vibration which is a function or our individual state of evolution or "Spiritual perfection". This means that we can usually visit anyone who has previously made the transition simply by thinking about them and being in their presence. During such meetings we can obtain facts that only the "deceased" person will know, and subsequently verify it upon returning to the physical body. This alone provided considerable comfort to many, knowing that their loved ones, having passed over are "alive", well and happier than ever they were on Earth. And yes, you can indeed also meet with other "projectors", regardless of their physical location on Earth, and enjoy Astral activities together, or simply as a way of saving your plane fare!

10. Respect for all Life. This is something I discuss at length in Our Ultimate Reality because it really is so important. When out of body the truth of the Universe and all Life is absolutely beyond all doubt. No longer do we view human beings as being "special" in some way. We know that we are not the "chosen ones" selected by "God" to "rule" the Earth at the expense of all other life forms. We know, beyond any possible doubt that we are an equal aspect of the Universe, of All that Is". Just because life manifests in different forms on Earth, each with unique abilities, does not mean that one life form is any less important than any other; we differ
only in abilities and individual purpose. We know, beyond any doubt that there is no such thing as separation. Everything is an aspect of everything else and in turn of the Universe, of "God", and whatever we do to any aspect of the Universe we equally do to ourselves. This is an important aspect of "karma" which is in turn an aspect of the great Universal law of "cause and effect" from which there is no escape. Plain and simple; treat any other life form, Being or any other Energy configuration badly, and there will always be a price to pay. This is not some form of Divine retribution but rather the straightforward workings of immutable Universal Laws which are observable when out of body.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Crying - A Dream

I was in some kind of warehouse or a factory. The factory was structured in different levels and sections, each section with different operation. I was there to tally and record measurement of some kind for more than 10 years operational result. I encountered some unusual cases, and I got not very conventional answer, but I was pretty sure about my finding. I somehow conveyed this finding to my boss in a tone that he did not like.

The next scene was disturbing. I sat in front of him, and he was crying furiously and wiping his tears continuously. He was contemplating to reprimand my alleged bad attitude. I recognized there were other co-workers present while the proceeding. I sensed that he needed support form other people that was why they were there. While things were happening, I just sat there emotionless. I knew I was in trouble and he was the boss, but then I just stared at him without saying anything. I could not sense what I was thinking or why I was behaving so strangely. Given a normal situation with my personality, I would have apologized profusely.

Next thing I knew, I was ready to leave this place, but had trouble finding my car. I remember parking my car next to a cafeteria, but it wasn't there. I went section after section throughout whole factory, I still could not locate my car. Then suddenly the whole factory became a rock climbing facility. I saw the steep column of rocks arranged like a big wall....

The dream faded and I awoke with uneasy feeling, especially the image of boss crying.

Monday, April 10, 2006

One kind of meditative experience

From several morning's meditation, I experienced a sense of relaxed energy seemed to flow around my head area and extended to my entire being. It seemed that every molecule, every atom of my being is totally shrouded in a mist of healing energy. I now understand why I do not need a lot of sleep, because meditation is a very relaxed practice for the mind, body and soul.

According to some article from health conscious magazine, regular meditation can prolong the life of our 10 billion cells by temporary withdrawal the life force energy and by reducing wear and tear of biological decay of cells. When I experience this relaxed energy, it feels like a blanket of white cloud swirling around. The sensation is just wonderful, and in a sense it is intoxicating (I borrowed this term from Autobiography of a Yogi).

This morning without using alarm, I got up 3:00 am doing my meditation until about 4:50 am, that was almost 2 hour's meditation. I then got back to sleep, and after that, I did not really fall asleep. It felt like I was meditating while lying down, the shrouded relaxing energy continue floating in my body. When the time to get up about 6:45 am, I was ready for the day.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Tarot Card

I have trouble following guided meditation from my Metaphysical Science study. Actually I have hard time even listening to Jonathan Parker's guided meditation when just a year ago I was absolutely enchanted with those meditations. Is there a change of heart? I am so used to the tranquility of silence that I find any guided words are disrupting and unnecessary. Stillness and silence are where we can commune with our inner self.

Lately, I have rekindled the habit of consulting Tarot card for my daily inspiration. My strongest spiritual tendency is Prophecy ( if I ever have one). People with spiritual gift of prophecy knows what they know without any physical sensation associated with the knowing. It is kind of like illumination out of blue. You just know, and don't know how you know it. Often times, I will have doubt of what I know. I am just not 100% sure of what should be done. Occasional Tarot card consulting changes everything.

In my Metaphysical Science study, there is a section of Divination presenting Tarot Card. I own a set a few years back, I remember I had a sense of fear when dealing with these cards. I did not have metaphysical background at the time. Much of divination, psychi abilities and any sort of metaphysical phenomenon would seem mysterious and fearful to me. Now that I have four or five years metaphysical study and meditation tugged in my consciousness, I am able to deal with these cards with confidence. Knowing that this is a divination tool very ancient indeed and can be traced back for thousands of years. The power of Tarot card can be tapped with proper understanding.

Tarot Card actually helps me strengthen my resolve when I have a mission or commitment to make. It brings my intangible resolution to a concrete confirmation that I desperately need at the time. Several times during the week, when I knew what was right, but since I didn't have any guide to validate what I was about to do, I looked up the tarot card after my prayer of inspiration, it provided confirmation of what I already knew to be the right thing to do. I was able to impart my knowledge with great confidence. It is not superstitious like some might think, it is just one of the tools that can help us know ourselves better.