on what I focus. Directing my attention absorbs my awareness and limits
it to this specific focus point. I am diluted in this process and at the
same time it gives me the feeling of existence. As our society in the first
place is oriented to materialistic aspects, most of ones energy goes into
the outside to fulfill all those needs that are dominating our life. There
is little or no awareness left to deal with aspects that belong to ones
inner determinate condition as a source of our motivation and outgoing
seems to be a fact for the majority, but there are also spiritual teachers
who talk about other ways to focus, for example what I just read from Eileen
(Quote): "...Never at any time limit yourselves or feel that you should
not expect too much. Expect only the very best and expect every need to
be met, even the most seemingly impossible. Have complete faith and confidence
that these needs will all be met. Expect miracles and see them come about.
Be at perfect peace..."
question is: What are these 'needs' and where they come from? - Now we
come to the inside aspects that need to be completed and satisfied. 'Perfect
Peace' sounds good, but can it be reached by focusing on it?
As most of ones outside
intentions are ending up in disappointment and not giving real fulfillment,
at least on the long run, even they are completed, - so one needs a more
'spiritual' concept to find ones balance and is able to go on, finding
a new motivation to spend ones energy... That's probably the reason, -
as a way to survive -, why religions were formed and magical and other
rituals were developed. That worked some how for quite some time, but in
our days it shows up that we are in a kind of gulde-sac and some doubts
are arising about our established values...
What could be the next step in our evolution?
Are we ready to go beyond our established ways of conceptual thinking and
as a result our 'way of life'?
This can only be a question ask from someone who doesn't find security
and satisfaction any more from the goals society offers and also not from
the concepts religious or spiritual ideas, that had given alternative motivations.
The basic next step
might be that arriving doubts will be allowed and one ask questions, trying
to find out the real reason for a manifested condition. As a consequence
then one might come to the moment when every thing and all is questioned
and with this coming to a very vulnerable position. Why? Because ones security
and more or less strong position coming until now out of ones identifications
with concepts and belief systems and of course ones established self image,
is fading away; giving space for a new horizon, but also might cause fear
and insecurity because of the unknown fields. It doesn't matter if
this vulnerability is caused by the loss of materialistic properties or
idealistic concepts. Once these identifications are loosening up, with
the doubts that are arising, one becomes easily influenced by new ideas
and convincing concepts. Very few people can stay critical and can let
pass these suggestions, not making them to a new concept and part of ones
does this go together with the 'Law of Attraction', becoming that what
we focus on and having no doubt that this will realize?
we are what we focus on and then searching for confirmation of it, going
from one place to the next, meeting people and having all kind of encounter,
if possible teaching our ideas to others. Is this what you call 'spiritual
journey'? People coming here to FalconBlanco have exactly this expectation:
They have a certain self image, that is a composition of various beautiful
concepts and then they are looking for a place to live this. They have
interpreted the given information from the FalconBlanco Web site out of
their urge and then they are disappointed that the picture they have build
in reality is pretty different. It is really astonishing: People only see
what they want to see out of their fantasies and dreams...
these dreams are real for them and also their need to live them. What's
wrong about it? All people are different and have their individual needs,
but finally they will come together, at least this is our hope, although
it doesn't look like...
is nothing wrong about it not even the result: Disappointment, frustration,
stress and as a follow up disease, depression and as an unavoidable end
ones death. Doesn't make much sense, right? Is there a creative solution
not to fall into this negative and destructive vicious cycle of holding
on ones limitation and suffering from it? Yes, there is and Eileen said
it somehow. I will repeat it in my words: If one has the concept and this
can be seen as a 'working concept' that every thing that appears in ones
life is the best that can happen to teach oneself in ones personal growing
process, then one will be open to relate to this happenings and by questioning
the situation one is involved, one will try to respond in the best way
one is capable. Not feeling as a victim or trying to escape the situation.
I can chose and if a situation is not comfortable for me then I can reject
it and look for a different one.
that's what people are doing all the time: Going from one situation and
encounter to the next, trying to manipulate their surrounding so that it
fits to their needs and so on. Or avoiding situations and encounters that
doesn't confirm ones expectation. Always giving the fault to the outside
and never looking at themselves for the reason of ones behavior and reactions.
Wasting the possibility to find out, that their actions, motivations and
values are coming from an established structure that has build up through
many influences during life time and is determining their behavior, their
responses, relations and reactions.
That's the normal way people live and this is our social setup
and as there are hardly any exceptions... Well, maybe some historical figures
like world religion founders who left some concepts with advises how to
get out of the narrow personality, that are mostly misunderstood and used
in a manipulative way, - so where we can get the information and the motivation
to get out of this common totally unconscious habit, that is the base of
our lifestyle and our thinking, feeling and our reactions?
information is always present and if one ask for it and is ready to receive,
then it will show up, not necessarily in an intellectual way, although
this might be expected. But the mind is part of the trap and one needs
to go beyond to find a real answer. Probably it has to do with ones
personal state of evolution in ones growing process. This can't be forced
or manipulated. Indeed one needs the trust in ones own growing force and
that might create the necessary state of being relaxed that then one can
be open to receive an answer. Meanwhile one just can do what seems to be
necessary in ones surrounding, by relating and responding out of ones limited
capacity, but the best one can, knowing that this 'growing process' is
a process of 'healing oneself' and the necessary first basic steps are
that one takes self responsibility and gets out of dependencies.
I can see what you mean. What you call 'growing' is the freeing
of oneself, getting out of ones trapped mind, feelings and identification
games. Now I would like to know what is the mechanism, how does it function
to overcome oneself, what can I do to 'heal myself'?
being aware of yourself and every thing that is part of it, even though
this might turn out as being an illusion and an established substitute,
then coming to the point of not being afraid to look at it and then maybe
letting go of it, especially being able to observe ones reactions, because
these will tell where we are trapped because of our unconscious background
A good preparation
is the practice of meditation or the 'StressReleaseExercise',
these are a kind of training for ones awareness, every thing else will
come to us in ordinary daily life circumstances and that's our 'spiritual
learning field' we need to dig to get the harvest we really want, even
though we don't know yet about it. The realization of this experience will
nourish and give real satisfaction, not depending on outside conditions...
or established concepts...
To be continued...