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To dismiss something because it seems obvious has been the source of many grievous errors even in the most concrete disciplines.


Life Is Spiritual in Gratitude

Gratitude

At this moment I see ego as eternal. Self is eternal. The atman is eternal. Atman = microcosm. It’s us. We are the image of the source.

Universal consciousness? Consciousness is universal. Gratitude is harmony with universal consciousness.

I meditate, but in the back of my mind I still think, “Oh dear, all those people who don’t really know about spirituality.” I don’t. My concern is with what I do.

You don’t have to be better. You don’t meditate to be better. You don’t live the spiritual life to be better. You live the spiritual life because it’s life. Life is spiritual all by itself. There is no spiritual life separate from life. We embrace life when we embrace that spirit. When we look at the world with gratitude.

Precisely, so we already are all we can ever become. We are always becoming. Why make yourself become something? What goal is there? What is fixed about you? What is supposed to be?

To earn money. Money, money, money. Some people do make that their focus, and for love of money much can be lost. Money is a secondary thing. It symbolises something else. If I come to your job and ask you for your product or service, I am asking for the service. Service is primary. Money symbolizes service. Recognition of service rendered, or that is what it would do if it were a balanced force.

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The mind is a wonderful servant, but a horrible master. And minds role should be a servant. You grew a brain. You are not a brain.

What am I? You are that first light. You are chi. Light, consciousness. They are one force. You are spirit. An essence that makes matter take form, and you can do more than even that. We call the functions we perform mind, but consciousness comes before its own function. Consciousness is the essence of mind.

Why have a body when we don’t need one? We do need one. It is the essence of spirit to express itself. The body and the world come about from the urge to live, to be.

Isn’t resistance expressing? No, resistance is reacting. It’s secondary. It is not creating. It’s an opinion about creation. We look at an event, and say this event is bad, and you try to fix or avoid the event. It never works, not by trying to deal that way.

So what do we do? If I go out now and try to be good, it will not be good because I will be, in a way, pretending. If you are truly pretending (meaning acting in every way as if it were good), it means your mind is acting that way and your body is acting that way, so it isn’t pretending. It’s just creating. It is the essence of creating.

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We pretend everything as children. We don’t distinguish. For a child it is all pretend, and it is all very serious. The truth didn’t really change, we just “grew up” which means that we adopted someone else’s imagination and in all likelihood we were not grateful. We more than likely fealt forced, because the common imagining doesn’t support us. It is out of harmony with life.

Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.

Travis Saunders
Dragon Intuitive
~science,mysticism,spirituality~

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