Today I want to talk about the spiritual side of influence. Influence is your ability to change your outside environment.
I woke up today with a tiny whisper, “Walk by faith, not by sight” . It’s from an old biblical verse from the teachings of Paul. It was old knowledge that we can’t rely on the seen or the known universe to move toward the future. Everything we see wasn’t created by the physical world, but something formed from nothingness.
Faith in this aspect is energy. That energy come from you and you alone. It is an energy in creating a belief. It is hope before the belief (Hebrews 11:2). I’m not trying to be all preachy or anything but simply looking at where we’ve come from to see how much we’ve learned. We may not all believe something because seeing is believing. Believing is science. A hypothesis falls more in line with hope and faith. But before you see it, you have to imagine it.
A simple practice or a test of faith is to find a large field in a park. See that your path is undisturbed (so that you’re not walking into traffic). Close your eyes and walk forward as much as you can before you feel scared. The first few steps may be easy, but with your eyes closed and your body moving you may become unsure or uncertain. Now you’re starting to understand the feeling of walking by faith. Something in you knows you’re okay, that you’re going to be okay, but you just don’t see it. You don’t have to see it for it to be truth. Let that marinate.
It’s sort of like right now, my computer says i’m offline but for some reason I’m still able to write this blog. LOL…(hopefully it will publish… by faith ) Anywhoo… have a great hump day!
Some of you have read the title and are like, “There Montré go…on one of his rants again” but no, seriously, hear me out.
We live in a time where people are getting really polarized in their beliefs and go to extremes to prove their undying devotion to whatever said religion they may be. And for the Abrahamic religions “God” is seen as this all powerful being.
I agree with that (to some extent), but in past rants, I believe religion limits what we believe as God to human standards of existence.. (ie… gender, role, personality, ego, favoritism, yada, yada) These are human concepts. The idea that you must “live for God” is the subconscious belief that God is somewhere outside of yourself needing your assistance and shaking his index finger when you opt out.
You see, in my view, God is everything; the source and the being. God is nothing and everything. Everything is an aspect of the force we describe as “God” … the good and the bad. Everyone is an aspect of the creator…you, me, the Jew, the Muslim and gasp.. even Trump. So everything we do God is doing because God .. is everything (and that includes bad things)
What do you mean bad things?
It’s like Star Wars where God is the FORCE… and that can be used for good, bad, or neither (ie balance). The Force doesn’t care, it’s your purpose to decide. Most people do bad things because they either 1. justify it as good 2. Have no awareness of self 3. Have no empathy. ( I don’t want to simplify it too much… there are plethora of reasons I’m sure.. but for the sake of time let’s discuss)
- Justifying as good– Believing you’re doing something for God is a setup to treat others badly and get away with it. Most these people feel disconnected already with the source and will do anything…anything to prove worthiness. desperation is deadly especially with the extreme religious (ISIS, the KKK, Pat Robertson…etc). Take responsibility for your actions and know everything you say or do is powerful and can either create or destroy.
- No self-awareness– No self-awareness is like having no soul or being drunk and blacking out. You’re just floating through life. Because when you don’t know who you are… you don’t know your purpose and you’re liable to misuse your own power. A person with no purpose can and will do anything. If I say “you are God” some people cringe and some people will shy away because most have been taught otherwise. That’s why they are powerless. Powerless people follow blindly. They spend their lives asking for permission to live and die hoping for a reward like a good dog. You can’t ask the lake to not drown you if you fall in. You just have to understand water and the force that it is .. respect it and learn how to flow in it. That’s how God is. You either know how to swim or you don’t ..there’s no asking.
- No empathy– knowing your self is not some power play because not only are you God but so is everyone. We are God together, we are the expression of the One. Empathy is feeling that in everyone. What I do to one, I do to many. One life does affect us all. One guy who drinks and drives at 6 am and causes a wreck affects the life of not just himself, but the person he hit, the people stuck in traffic and every little ripple that happens because of that… (maybe someone got stuck in traffic, got to work late and was fired) . So…Namaste-I see the divine in you and respect that. Stare into someone’s eyes without blinking…shit stare into your own eyes in the mirror. People would treat others differently if they knew everything they do.. they do to themselves.
So in a nutshell when I hear people say, “I’m doing this for God” I just wanna scream. You can no more do for God than you can drink water “for the ocean” or get a tan “for the sun.” People’s simplified, objectified view of God is not only limiting to their spirituality but also their view of their self and empowerment to take control of their reality. Give me your thoughts.
Watch and reWatch…
Some people hate to be lonely.
They actually resist it and try to surround themselves with other people only to find that act of being around people does not make loneliness go away. In time people can sometimes allow that loneliness to depress them.
But let me offer you a different perspective .
Loneliness is divine because …the Creator in itself is alone. By expressing the duality in itself and duplicating that into creation do we have what we now see as “reality”. The creation, nature, and even our our bodies are mere variations of the Source manifesting life in variation to understand …the self.
But the only truth is…. The Source and beginning of every thing… is all one or alone. When you feel that… you feel what it means TO BE. You feel what “god” feels. So versus rejecting that feeling, embrace it and express it. Create something. Embrace the power of being ALL-ONE. You can’t help it …if you sit alone long enough your mind will create things on it’s own. It will create dream sequences and people, and stories, and landscapes. The point (or meaning ) is … can you consciously do what you subconsciously know how to do already?
If there’s one thing about me is that I’m not conventional. I try to learn from my surroundings and not just from what I’m told. When it comes to spirituality, there is so much to learn. I was walking and noticed the falling autumns leaves that were so many colors and I began to notice something about these particular leaves.
They all had branches of 3 and 5 respectively. There was never a random 4, 2, or 6 just 3 and 5. I wondered why. What type of internal program only allowed this tree to produce leaves of this nature? Why an odd number and not even? Why this particular combination and no more like 7? Math seems to be the universal language of “God” if there was one and I’m still learning what sacred geometry means. It can be complicated.
Where I am presently that what we call “God” and some of us consider the “SOURCE” is a collective unconsciousness. It is everything and performs a duty or a program, it follows the law of the universe, the law of order, the law of cycles. Much like we don’t have to think to make our heart beat, or to digest food, but we do it unconsciously. Everything strives to be alive and survive on some unconscious level… even plants. We as manifested beings are the individual conscious expressions. We decide what we want to do day to day and that can vary. We are the polar variable in this universal experiment.
Then there is the subconscious, which is connected the most to the collective unconscious and truly the only way to tap into it. It is our female receptive side (we all have it). It is the part of our mind that controls us passively but is more in tune with the unseen. It is side of us that responds to subliminal messages, symbols, and vibration (music). It is where our all our memories are held whether conscious or not. So here I have broken down a triune being in ourselves… but I know there’s more.
I think emotions, especially for men, can be seen as a negative thing and that really needs to stop. There is a link between consciousness, our subconscious, and how we feel about situations on a moment to moment basis. In fact it’s acknowledging those feelings where our true power comes. I found this thought provoking video with Jim Carrey talking on this subject, some people don’t know how deep this guy actually is because he is paid to be comically but just check it out.
There is so much info out there, of course, and when I’m not looking something pops out and gets my attention once more. Usually it all relates or comes back to the Kaballah tree of life so I feel like I need to start focusing on how this thing works more. Looks really complicated. If any one out there is knowledgeable about this, please hit me up.Until then enjoy this video (playlist) I found. You know me.. I hit ya with all the deep stuff. Swimming in the shallow end of the pool is for kids.
I’ve been finding video after video about the same subject… manifesting. It’s almost as if the Universe is trying to communicate and usually that’s how it’s done. I believe that the Creator isn’t going to yell from the sky
“HEY I need you to do this and this…”
In order to actually have a spiritual experience, you have to get on a different frequency of thinking. In general, people think on a very basic level. We interpret things based upon our senses. We judge our day based on certain things that happened, never thinking that we can create things to happen. So that’s there in is the goal. To create a world, that’s better for us all. But it all starts in the mind… deep in the mind.
I run across a lot of videos throughout the day and only a few would I consider attaching to my own blog. This would be one of them. Russell Brand is breaking down things that resonate highly with me when it comes to spirituality and our ability to tap into the source for knowledge.