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Accepting the Anguish of Others . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 15 April 2015; published on 21 April 2015; revised

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Anguish Like Light from the Noonday Sun, Glinting Off Mica in a Basalt Rock
    • On Appreciating the Diversity of Soul Choices We Humans Make
    • The Moment When We First Sense That We Are Free
    • Reflections on Fighting for Freedom
  • PHOTOS BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

This is about the sense of separateness from Source … individuality, anguish. And about letting go, acceptance, nonjudgment, freedom. With some asides on the maturation of nations …

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

Anguish Like Sunlight, in the Noonday Sky, Glinting Off Mica in a Basalt Rock

Yesterday I ran across two people out in the desert: A man and a woman. And I noticed in them a quality that I have not seen before: There was a certain sharpness there. It was like Light from the noonday Sun, glinting off shards of mica in a basalt rock … A sharpness … It was like a longing of the Soul to remember that it is not separate. It was like a hardness of individuality and personality. It was an intense pain there.

And at first, my heart tightened up, with the anguish of their Soul expression. And then I remembered a talk by Mooji … https://mooji.org/ … about overcoming the world, that I had listened to that morning.

On Appreciating the Diversity of Soul Choices We Humans Make

To paraphrase: Mooji talked about how … in this world of perception and sensation … we experience all kinds of energies. And it is good to just notice them and say: Ah! Here is the flavor of that energy! Here is the taste of energy, different from the last one that I experienced. Like that … And just notice them, and let them go …

Rather than to step into the feeling of someone else and say: Oh my God, I wish I could change this suffering and this agony!  … it is better to say: Here is a Soul … a unique expression of the Divine … that has chosen to experience this energy at this moment. Like that … And appreciate the diversity of energies that we sense, here in the third dimension.

The Moment When We First Sense That We Are Free

On my way leaving from this place [the hotel where I stayed] today, I was overhearing two young military people talking. They had just gotten back from a tour of active duty, according to the lady downstairs. And so, there was exhilaration … happiness. He was saying (to paraphrase): What I love, is that moment when people first sense that they are free. 

And I have to say, I love that moment too. I love that moment when I sense that I am free to notice everything, without following along into the flow of that thing; but to be ready for the very next moment of Awareness … without thought … without consideration. Is that not true freedom?

Reflections on Fighting for Freedom

Reflections on what the young man said: And on the other hand, when you think about it: Can we fight for freedom … the freedom of other people? Can we fight for freedom, and make them have that choice?

Or, would it be better to allow each culture to evolve, in an organic way … to express itself as a flowering of personal choice and freedom, when the time is right? Is that not true freedom: That we should decide, for ourselves, how our own nation should be? …

  • Whether we unconsciously surrender our power to those of our leadership,
  • Or whether we, as a people, decide that the power is ours, and that our leaders represent us faithfully, and carry out our wishes …

This is the evolution of the Soul, through the national culture. You know?

Can we fight for Peace? Can we truly fight for Peace? Is that a true thought? Or is that a mental filter?

How can the resonance of Aggression aid the resonance of Peace? Was Gandhi right when he felt that simply being peaceful was the way to increase Peace in the world; simply being that Peace?

And if we, as a people, if we as Americans were to be that freedom, that freedom of choice, that freedom from societal expectations; the freedom to express ourselves in our own lives, and to follow our hearts … Would that not be a shining Light for the whole world?

Everyone has their own ideas! … That is freedom too.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Chuckwalla 1, Joshua Tree National Park” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 April 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Chuckwalla 1, Joshua Tree National Park” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 April 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Joshua Tree shrub with white leaves and purple flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 April 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Joshua Tree shrub with white leaves and purple flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 April 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Chuckwalla 2, Joshua Tree National Park” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 April 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Chuckwalla 2, Joshua Tree National Park” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 April 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Our Demon Armies, the Power of Discrimination, and the Experience of Non-Duality . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 9 January 2015

  • ON SIMPLY LOVING
  • BUDDHIST TEXT ON DISCRIMINATION
  • ASTRAL STORIES AND UNCONSCIOUS DISCRIMINATION
  • ON USING THE POWER OF DISCRIMINATION
  • NOBLE QUALITIES: THEIR DEFILEMENT AND CLEANSING
  • HOW TO OVERCOME OUR DEMON ARMIES
  • RECOGNIZING THE WORK OF DEMONS
  • THE NON-DUAL STATE: MASTERY OF THE DISCRIMINATIVE FACULTY

Image: An orange-robed monk walking near a tree. There is a low, orange sun, and birds flying in the distance: https://www.mitashah.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Peace-or-Drama.jpg ..

Dear Ones,

ON SIMPLY LOVING

See the passage beginning “Instead of trying …” by Matt Kahn, at https://www.facebook.com/mattkahn/photos/a.172255239572822.33440.172253322906347/424822657649411/ .. date 14 October 2014

Matt Kahn is so great! His message here reminded me of a teleseminar with Peggy Black the other day (1), where she said something like: Instead of judging yourself when your heart feels closed, just notice how safe it makes you feel. Then when your heart is open, notice how THAT feels. (2)

BUDDHIST TEXT ON DISCRIMINATION

Reminds me of a Buddhist text on the mental faculty of Discrimination, the full text of which is at the bottom of this page:

Link: “The Dharma Essentials for Cultivating Stopping and Contemplation” [by the Swei Dynasty Shramana Chih-i of T’ien-t’ai Mountain’s Dhyana Cultivation Monastery, translated into English by Dharmamitra (Taisho Tripitaka 1915)] by Haein, 24 July 2016 … http://www.buddhism.org/the-dharma-essentials-for-cultivating-stopping-and-contemplation/ … the section starting “If one engages …”

Also see footnote (3).

To paraphrase this short section, if we cast the searchlight of discrimination on our recollections, then this is the ‘demon net’ … but sitting still, and ceasing to discriminate, is the mark of the Dharma [what the Sikhs define as ‘the path of righteousness’].

ASTRAL STORIES AND UNCONSCIOUS DISCRIMINATION

Amongst the astral stories now circulating in the clair realm, the ‘searchlight of discrimination’ might also refer to the recurring video clips circulating through the Unconscious Thought Cloud of the World. Terms like “You are a homosexual,” “You floor me,” “You have no personality,” “Love on the internet is not for me,” “We have no relationship,” and with regard to all the world religions and their beliefs, the strident assertion that the next guy’s religious beliefs are not true.

ON USING THE POWER OF DISCRIMINATION

The thing about all these worldwide samskaras or ‘malspeak’ is that they unconsciously perpetuate the notion that I and other are two separate things. That anything different from my beliefs is false … when we all know, in our hearts, that beliefs are a mere mental sketch of the underlying Reality of All that Is. This underlying Reality is but One, not dual. There is One fabric of our Universe, One Truth, One experience of supreme joy, unconditional love, universal peace. All is One.

In our realization of this Oneness, the power of Discrimination can help or hinder. Swami Jnaneshvara (‘Swamij’) has an explanation from the writings of Patanjali; see …

Link: “Yoga Sutras 1.5-1.11: Un-Coloring Your Thoughts,” by Swami Jnaneshvara … https://swamij.com/yoga-sutras-10511.htm… the section labeled “Five kinds of interfering thoughts”

Here is a paraphrase of this short section: There are five kinds of thought: knowing (whether our knowledge be correct or incorrect), imagining, the deep state of sleep, and memory. Each of these prevents us from realizing the Self. The neutral witness is not attached to these thoughts. Recognizing each, he cultivates only this one: correct knowing.

So, using the power of Discrimination to cultivate correct knowing is A-Ok, from the perspective of Advaita.

NOBLE QUALITIES: THEIR DEFILEMENT AND CLEANSING

For more on the faculty of Discrimination, see …

Link: “A Treatise on the Paramis: From the Commentary to the Cariyapitaka,” by Acariya Dhammapala, translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi, copyright 2005 … http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/wheel409.html ..

  • See the section on defilement of noble qualities … search term: (vii) What is their defilement (sa”nkilesa)?
  • See also the section on cleansing of noble qualities … search the term: (viii) What is their cleansing (vodaana)?

So, on the way to purity of beingness, there are many sorts of discrimination that must be set aside so as to move into the realm of Right Thinking.

HOW TO OVERCOME OUR DEMON ARMIES

Buddhist texts speak of our ‘Demon Armies.’ This is not just a colorful descriptive term; in fact, it’s an obnoxious reality in the lower planes of the dreamtime realm (the fourth dimension).

Image: “Mara failing to tempt Buddha from attaining Enlightenment and also failing to capture the Golden Throne as well. From a wall painting at a monastery in Penang, Malaysia,” by Hintha, 20 December 2010 … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mara_demon_nat_and_Buddha.JPG ..

What with the Awakening and the incredible quality of the new Incoming Light, these days more and more folks are awakening to the wibbly-wobbly reality of the dreamtime realm, while they are still anchored in physical form here on Earth.

So it is good to consider the causes of our association with the Demon Armies, and to learn how we can disengage from them.

RECOGNIZING THE WORK OF DEMONS

Please see … Link: “The Dharma Essentials for Cultivating Stopping and Contemplation” [by the Swei Dynasty Shramana Chih-i of T’ien-t’ai Mountain’s Dhyana Cultivation Monastery, translated into English by Dharmamitra (Taisho Tripitaka 1915)] by Haein, 24 July 2016 … http://www.buddhism.org/the-dharma-essentials-for-cultivating-stopping-and-contemplation/ … Search: Chapter 8 …. especially the section beginning: “Desire is the foremost …” and the following three sections, ending “… two [different] suchnesses.”

Also see footnote (3).

THE NON-DUAL STATE: MASTERY OF THE DISCRIMINATIVE FACULTY

The non-dual state (5) arrived at when we master the Discriminative Faculty is beautifully expressed in the Mul Mantra of the Sikhs. This state of beingness is not merely the domain of the Ascended Masters, but the birthright of all humankind. In this video, Snatam Kaur chants the Mul Mantra …

Link: “Mul Mantra,” by Snatam Kaur, from the album “Anand Bliss,” copyright 2006, Spirit Voyage Records … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaaP-hrUDFI ..

Which reminds me of what Mooji said in his video on Christ Consciousness; to paraphrase: Christ is not a person, and not a man. Rather, his is a energy that is me, and is you. Here is the video …

Link: “Christ Consciousness,” by Moojiji, 6 January 2015 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6nUnmSgmqI ..

So what’s to judge? What’s to call good or bad? All that Is, Is That. Each of us is That.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTES

(1) See Link: “Practice Heart Consciousness,” by Peggy Black …  https://morningmessages.com/telecasts ..

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(2) About that, Gerardo Zamora wrote me on Facebook recently:

“I have been paying attention to how my heart opens and closes, open and closes…I find it so interesting when is open I feel so free, when it closes I feel I am protected…but of what? thx”

To which I responded (best guess): “Hi, Gerardo, Thanks for this interesting question, it really made me think! I’ve been paying attention the same way, and have been getting the same feeling…. When you ask that question, did you mean protected from what? Like, what causes it to close? I think maybe it’s that, either in this lifetime or in past lifetimes, we’ve learned to identify certain stimuli …. be they physical sensations or clair sensations … as dangerous.

“For instance, maybe our heart reacted to a certain stimulus by closing tight at a moment of great danger … say, when a sabre-toothed tiger attacked. Or when we met a fierce opponent in a war. Or in this lifetime, when something very threatening happened. Or like that.

“So now we’re carrying what they call ‘Soul wounding’ there. Which means, the same or similar stimuli will automatically cause our heart chakra to close. So for me, my practice right now is, as you said, to watch my heart opening and closing. And then to become aware of the stimuli that cause it to close. The theory being, that the awareness itself will break the chain of automatic reactions, and after a while, my heart will be more often open.”

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(3) See also Link: “A Buddhist Library: Homepage” …  http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhism/J%20-%20Navigation%20Pages%20and%20A%20List%20of%20Books/Navigation%20Pages/Home%20page.htm ..

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(4) Link: “A Treatise on the Paramis: From the Commentary to the Cariyapitaka,” by Acariya Dhammapala, translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi, copyright 2005 … http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/wheel409.html ..

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(5) Nondualism, also called non-duality, means ‘not two’ or ‘one undivided without a second’ … It is a term and concept used to define various strands of religious and spiritual thought …. It is found in a variety of Asian religious traditions … and modern western spirituality, but with a variety of meanings and uses …”

–from Link: “Nondualism,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nondualism .. CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License

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Magnetic Repulsion and Telepathic Avoidance . by Alice B. Clagett *

Written and published on 15 August 2014; revised on 20 May 2020
How to get out of the way of negative incoming telepathic messages, especially on the weekends.

Dear Ones,

I have heard many folks, including Matt Kahn … “True Divine Nature” …  http://www.truedivinenature.com/ … mentioning the importance of compassion, forgiveness, and nonjudgment in our dealings with other people these days. Why is that? People in the telepathic world can be pretty rude … insensitive … even cruel. Two examples …

If a group of people concentrate on sexual desire in their second chakra, and visualize a person of the opposite sex, it can feel to that person like they are being attacked sexually.

If a group of people concentrate on the emotion of hatred in their hearts, and visualize another person, it can feel to that person like they are being subjected to a ‘hate crime’ … an attack of hatred.

These are two examples among many … What to do? How can we feel compassion, forgiveness, and nonjudgment when our own emotional body is in an uproar over some negative emotion such as fear?

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