Simplicity and Complexity

Understanding frees my mind from the complexity of simplicity.

Okay, I get it – life is complex. It’s so complex that maybe I can’t fully comprehend how complex it is. Maybe I could accept the fact and simply give up working at making any kind of change in my life. After all, I can’t accurately predict the outcome of whatever action I might take to effect that change because my actions are in the context of a complex adaptive system – life.

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Seventh Degree – Awakening

This is the eighth installment in a series of posts, Seven Degrees of Illumination.

Important Note:
We offer here our theoretical construct of this level of consciousness. It is based on our best understanding at this point in our development. We feel we have glimpsed this level of consciousness on rare occasions. It is our intention to one day…
Awaken to it!
-Joseph & Carol

Until now, I have intended to be aware of my oneness, learned and accepted a new language, embraced my Self, and received an introduction to unconditional love. In level seven, I integrate all those intentions, learnings, acceptances, embraces, and introductions into one great whole –

Level Seven – Awakening!

AWAKENING is the ultimate “Aha!”

Awakened, I now consciously realize the full nature of my own creation. There is a new-found freedom as I recognize myself as the infinite flow of the universe. I am the meaning of life and the cause of it. All illusion is stripped away – only truth remains. I know all as I AM.

Any desire to return to the world of competition and blame is gone. This level of gratitude and total accountability illuminates the entire universe. Intent is reality.

I pass through the gateway to what lies beyond – that beckons me to arise and…

Sixth Degree – Appreciation and Acceptance

This is the seventh installment in a series of posts, Seven Degrees of Illumination.

Recap of Level Five

In level five, I learned of my connection with my projections. I intended to be aware of others as my mirror and spent time practicing compassion. I came to understand that my environment is me in disguise. All defense against myself faded away.

In level five, I began to realize that everything I perceive is symbolic and has meaning to ME about ME – feedback. I spent time learning and practicing usage of the symbolic language of projection and perception, while taking account for my thoughts and actions.

I released by needs. I let go of effort and struggle to survive. I became aware of how I manifest my intent and why I am now open to change. I embraced my Self at the deepest level of rapport and got an energetic introduction to a sixth degree of acceptance of Self.

Level Six – Acceptance

In level five, I intended to be aware of others as a mirror of myself. In this level, I realize that intention. I appreciate others as a projection from within me – I accept and feel gratitude for the reflection life is to me. I gratefully accept myself and release the illusion I previously held that I could be separate from others. Read more Sixth Degree – Appreciation and Acceptance

Fourth Degree of Illumination – Accepting Personal Accountability

This is the fifth installment in a series of posts, Seven Degrees of Illumination.

Level Four – Personal Accountability

I recognize the competition and see it for the fantasy it is. I feel a need to balance the scales of justice I upset. There is a sense of loss over my misunderstanding of my value that grieves me for projecting that onto others. A keen sense of compensation in the form of payment as a sacrifice comes upon me – I must release something of value equal to the deficit I feel I’ve created.

I realize that life is based on exchange – giving to receive – trade.

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What I Know for Sure

What can I know for sure? CAN I know anything for sure? How certain can I be about anything?

I wonder… and I have doubts…

The universe (universes?) in which I live is a complex place full of wonders, some of which may be beyond my comprehension.  I don’t like that the place I call home may be beyond my comprehension and thus my control. I prefer being in control – except maybe for a short while when I give my consent, like when I ride a roller coaster.

It appears to me that I’m making choices, experiencing the direct consequences of those choices, and etc. I like to think I understand what’s going on around me. I like to think I am capable of setting and achieving goals. I like to think I’m making informed choices with knowable and predictable outcomes, etc. I like to think I’m in charge of my life.

That’s what I like to think… …until reality sets in… …and then… Read more What I Know for Sure