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Bye-bye Ego, Hello Heart
Deepak Chopra Class on the Mystery of Consciousness 1:14:09 Video Journal
Interesting, how yesterday's journal started out to share some video links, then it didn't. Not that I needed evidence that I don't know anything – I'm quite content that it be so. How are you with that? How are you coming along? If you will be somewhat self-observant, I think you will notice evidence of your own ego dissolving, even dying, right there where you are. This happens, too, when we are not looking. For the most part, humanity is still not self-aware, not self-observant – but you are. You either are or you are coming into that. We're carried on wings of divine intention aloft – if we are open and willing enough. So you see, our “job,” if you will, is quite effortless. For the rest of the drama we can simply choose to effortlessly participate in the overall rising of consciousness. How does that sound? Could you adapt to that? And if not, have a loot (interesting “typo” for look) at what's in the way. It will be illumining. You'll see your blocks – those you've set up and forgotten, so far, to dismantle. It's dismantling time. Are you ready? Are you in tune with that – or do you have emotional resistance – or mental resistance to it? Keep watching self. Once you get into it you will surely be amazed – endlessly amazed at the play of self as it unfolds. I have a very special video link to share with you tonight. It's Deepak Chopra on The Mystery of Consciousness . It is well worthy of more than one listening or viewing. By the time it's over you'll be sitting there in Light Body awareness if you followed along. You may not learn anything new – new to mind – but the presentation offers excellent support in taking the “learning” from head into
Heart – from mental knowledge into experiential knowing – a very big leap. Forgive your self for everything – right now. Can you do it? Do you care to? Better yet, do you think you deserve it, this forgiveness? At this point on our overall journey, the questions, themselves have become far more important than any answers. Your world is turning downside-up, as you begin to really grok (“get it”) that it's the world that's crazy, and not you. You are perfectly fine. So don't worry about the answers. Just keep the questions everpresent, close by. The questions are self-inquiry, of course, but we didn't come at it that way. No formal practices here. We come at everything from Heart, making our path a living path. Fewer and fewer people will understand you. There won't be that many with whom you're willing to share – and that's fine. Following Heart is the thing – only that. Let all the rest fall away. You don't need it. You never did. We did all that was done for reasons that will eventually clarify – but not just yet. Not while we're in process of exiting the head in favor of Heart. So let it go, whatever it is. From Heart you'll see how supremely unimportant these things really are – things of mind. Fun, but terribly unimportant. Make room for that – that's all – just make room. In this lecture I'm linking to by Deepak you'll find much, if not most of it, you've heard before. Sometimes I get a bit brain-pretzled, hearing the teaching that so often flows through me coming from another mouth. Does this happen to you? We're losing the firmness of the (false) identity. We've heard that it's illusory. Well now we're experiencing that, even if fleetingly or rarely. That's fine. Just let things be. No need to try to perfect them. They're already quite perfect, just as they are. Now is the time to witness that – to just see it, that's all. Everything is in process of change. Everything. Who we are, what life is, what is real – all of it. We no longer know up from down half the time – and that's fine. Not to worry – that's something to be sure to drop. Our time of effortlessness is not just arriving – it's here. Are you ready to meet it? To do so you must find your way into Heart. Have no truck with effort and earnest trying and the like. Drop
them all. No more worrying, either. That's over, if you're willing to move this fast. Heck, maybe you're already there. Maybe you're already with me, aware that there is nothing that you know. It's not a time of knowing, now – not for us. Let the others know – or think they know. You know they don't. Please, though, don't tell them. It doesn't count unless they come to that on their own. You set the example just by your being, by what you radiate. Let that be enough. We're all mini Gurus, now. Are you ready for that? Topsy-turvy it is, I'll agree – in a heartbeat. Well, so what? And why not? Stay with the questions, remember. They are the gold, now. The answers are practically irrelevant. Why is that, or how can that be? Whoa, there – get back into Heart. You can do that in a flash. Now, you'll laugh when you hear that it's because of the rapid and intensified rate of change that makes any answers obsolete almost immediately. They'll change tomorrow if not next week or the next ten minutes. No, answers have now become passe. Be the questions – that's what's relevant here. And in the midst of being those questions be sure to touch down with not knowing anything. If that one hasn't quite jelled for you yet, don't worry – it will. For that's the way of it – truly, it is. I hope you see clearly, now, why it's so necessary to be in Heart for this. Mind would just have fits. It's not interested in hearing that all of the knowledge and information it has painstakingly gained and stored over a lifetime is just nothing – not at all. When we're mind-centric we have one set of values. They are mind values, though we were never taught to see it that way. Still, that's what they are. So when we make this big move – the biggest of our many lifetimes, or recent ones – into Heart, we uncover a whole new set of values, priorities, and ideas. Simply everything shifts. Nothing looks the same. For some this can be traumatic. Heck, I guess for all of us it has its traumatic spots. Still, you'll be glad to hear and later discover how it doesn't need to be that difficult at all. The big secret is to move deeper into Heart, and see things from there. You already know all of this, but you won't be in a position to recall it until you find your way back inside.
That's the effortlessness part – how easy it is just to be who you really are. You are nothing that needs perfecting. I feel some minds glazing over at that one, so I'll repeat: You are nothing that needs perfecting. Come on, now – identify with the real you, not the body-brain avatar, and you'll be fine. That's the “you” that's perfect, not this one, here in 3D. How are you doing? I know some of you are a little dizzy, and that's fine. I suggest you enjoy it, actually, while in Heart you can watch and wave the old self good-bye. It's passing away. This is the sorting out, the winnowing of the grain, the time for the harvest. Heck, it's even the right time of year. So this winnowing out, where the husks are carried away on the breeze, goes on both in large ways and in small ones, internally. Sure, some people will find themselves in another 3D adventure later on, but for us something else is in store. Keep letting go – that my big recommendation. Whatever it is that seems important in the moment – take a few steps back and look again. Don't trust the mind at this point, or during this stage. It will come back online later, but in another configuration. Meanwhile, the 3D mind is simply unreal. It's got to go, so let it. Don't get in the way. That means cease believing much in anything it says. For some that's a hard one. Okay, earth to you – come back into Heart. Anytime you're having difficulty understanding something, get out of the mind. You're not meant to understand, at this point. If you do, then you're just prolonging your 3D adventure, the experience. That's what you're doing when you hang on tightly to mind. That's your option, of course. I don't mean to take that away from you. Let's face it, none of us is in a position to tell anyone else what to do, or what their path is, or anything. That's just the arrogance of mind, doing that. Let it go. That's not you, anyway. You don't need it anymore. It was fun for a while, but we've got other things in store. Nothing is what you think it is. How ready are you to accept this – that nothing, simply nothing, is what you think it is? If you're ready for this one already, then kudos to you. You're moving on. We're “un-weaving” the self from out of the mind, the brain. We're stepping back from that, and from the whole 3D scene. Many
threads are yet entangled, waiting to be discovered and sorted out. We're stepping back. Those who are not yet ready to do this stepping back, this constant letting go, are not yet ready to rise. Let's make no judgments of any kind about them, however. That's not our job. What is your job? YOU are – not anyone else – not even your children. They're not really yours. I'll refer you to The Prophet where Kahlil Gibran lays it out so divinely in the short chapter on children, page 12. (See the links in the transcript, of course.) No judgment – are you ready to drop all of it? Does that seem very strange, even fearful? If so, you're looking at it from mind. Let that go. Come back into your beautiful Heart. See it from there, where it makes perfect sense – divine sense. No more judgment at all. It's not our call – we who know simply nothing – to pass judgment on anyone, to criticize or condemn. We still have discernment – we're not bereft – but judgment doesn't exist in the inner kingdom – the Kingdom of Heart. This I promise – and if you've been with these journals any time at all, you'll not be used to hearing me promise anything. Mind judges. Heart doesn't. How's that for simple and plain? The big thing is not to fight it. If you don't accept it fully yet, that's fine. You don't have to. What I strongly suggest, though, is making room for the possibility – that's all. Maybe no judgment is the case in Heart – can you go that far? Well, surely you can, but will you? Again and again, when you find yourself in any kind of distress, stop and self-observe. Where are you – in Heart or in head? This is very simple, but you'll be surprised at how consistent will be your answer to this. We could almost say mind = distress. Heart = Peace. It just works out that way. No need to question it at this point – just get the experience of it – that's all. Let go, let go, let go. This is the theme song of this part of our trek. The false self is going down, is dying, whether we like it or not. We can fight it all we like, but what will that produce? Anything you want? I don't think so, but you get to make your choice. Now, perhaps you already have some opinion about Dr. Chopra.
I'd like to ask you to let that go, too. Come to his lecture like a new-born babe. Be simply empty. No judging at all. Just be open to the experience. When we're in mind this is difficult – yet it need not be. Come back into Heart. Let go, and come back to your Self. He is in a special position, here in the West. I see him as a true gift to the Western world, this one with his background in India. He brings the best of both worlds to us, sharing generously of the way he perceives. West and East, science and philosophy, all of it, rolled into one – that's what he brings. He translates the East to us, but in terms we can be open to – IF that is our choice. I'd like to ask that you leave the comments until after watching the video. I have no idea why it is that this man is attacked everywhere he goes, everything he offers. It's amazing. But I'll tell you what – I don't care. I can think and discern for myself, and I find beauty and a delicacy in what he presents. We are projecting our world. Are you aware of that? I find it amazing, these days, to realize that perhaps the bulk of mankind don't yet even know what projection is – and that they are constantly doing that. Let's not go out of our way to explain it to them, either. Remember, that person is not your job – only you are. We are Love – divine Love, here in form, playing and dancing in 3D. The way into the direct experience of that – which is totally available to one and all – is to find it, within. Enter Heart – that's all. It's already there for you – as you – truly, it is. You may not yet recognize it in the self, but ask Source and Higher Self – you'll find that it's true. Yes, even you are divine Love. When we observe the self being less or other than this divine Love, stop and step back. Just quietly go within and take a pause. Have a fresh look, only this time from Heart. What do you witness there? Be open to that – to simply anything. Let go of all that gets in the way – which is most likely the offerings of your mind. It's time we all know who we are, my friends. I'm telling you you're divine – how much of this are you open to receive? How much are you resisting it? I won't ask, “How divine do you feel?” since this question doesn't work unless you're in Heart. It's far too
much to ask of our mind – what can it know of feeling divine? It's not a fair question to ask of it, really. Wrong tool for the job. Nothing is wrong with anything. What say you to that? Now, look at your response, and separate it out, the mind response from the Heart response. It's time to be telling the difference, easier and easier. Gaining facility with this will serve both you and all those you contact when The Great Shifting gets really intense. Your calm ability to maintain Presence in Heart will calm the restless herd – the frightened, confused people, not quite prepared for what arises. I'm not predicting any craziness coming up, actually. Many others have, and I suppose chances are good that it will be the case for the most poorly prepared. Still, I don't choose to expect that. An expectation is a form of belief – and beliefs create. I don't choose to create any sort of chaos at all. But I do choose to be prepared for what comes, whatever that is. Balance – do you see the beauty of Balance in our day and age? I surely do. This delicate balance between being prepared for something while yet not expecting it is a good example, I think. We all have a dark side, you know – well, I hope that you do. We can suppress our dark side only so long. One day situations will arise to bring it out. How well we handle that – staying in Heart – depends on how well we accept what we are. Trust your Heart, friends. It won't lead you wrong. It can't. It's not possible. So it's just a matter of finding your way in. Be persistent. It will happen for you, if that's what you want. You are divine. Universe, Source says “yes” to you all the time. It's only you who say “no.” Remember projection? Become more aware of how much you do. We all project. You're not perfect – you're still here – so you do, too. Now, yes, you are also perfect. I've been telling you that for some time. This is also the case. One of the reigning paradigms of this time is paradox. I think I'll even begin to capitalize the word – Paradox, since I see it as the fingerprint, the evidence of the divine. Thus, you are both imperfect – as evidenced by being present here in 3D – and perfect (in Heart) at the same time. Own them both. Open up. You're far bigger than you ever imagined. You can con-
tain the poles. It's a choice. Once you realize you do, then the trick gets to be finding your point of Balance, poised on the fulcrum of the teeter-totter, the see-saw. Okay, for some this will be a mind-blower. For others, well – you're already there, but we're not so many yet, so let's invite everyone into it. What is this? It is the idea – no, the reality – that your whole reality, the one you've gone thus far through life with – is your own projection. All of it. Just open a space, within, where you let this come in and abide. Meanwhile, as you go out into your day, be trying it on for size, so to speak. Check it out. Now, this is a huge subject, but there's one particular angle I wish to share, here, regarding projection. Keep your knowledge, your experiment inside for now. Don't let it out, yet – don't share. Instead, take a look and a listen to other folks, and realize that every single word they speak is a total self-revelation – one they're not yet willing to see. The reality is that we all go through our days making perfect fools of ourselves – all the time. Every complaint we make is nothing more than a self-revelation about something not right in our world – on the inside. Every word, every thought – everything – it's all just one big projection. Well, that's the reality for those still living in mind. We have such laughter ahead for ourselves, once we re-awaken to our native divine nature. The biggest one we'll be laughing at will be the self, too, and with very good spirits – not mean and nasty at all. Lighten up! Is what I want to shout so all will hear and at least consider it. As we lighten up, we're enabled to step back and take another look at things. And when that look is taken from Heart – well, that's when the real, the awesome, the great Joy and laughter truly begins. Determine to enjoy this ride, folks. You can make that choice. And I say, why the heck not?! One day soon you, too, will see how all of your resentment and complaining, all the blaming of this mess on malevolent ETs or TPTW (The Powers That Were) or whatever donkey we want to pin the tail on is just so much nonsense. Truly, it is!
This is very serious. It's not metaphorical – well, except for the donkey thing, I guess. You have opening up before you a very real and legitimate change of state, such a HUGE shift, that there's really not that much in common between the head perspective and the one you find within Heart. Still, you can contain them both. You already do. It's now a matter of what we're choosing to wake-up to – what we're ready for. I don't suggest any mad, wild rush into this, either. I don't think it will help. You can really come unhinged for a while charging around like the bull in the china shop – without need. So take it easy on the self. LOVE your self. Treat your self as tenderly as you possibly can – then go deeper into Heart, and find the next depth of tenderness to share with you. That's really all you need do, for as you do this, you won't be able to help being that way with everyone else. It will just happen. There's nothing you need do. Effortless, remember? Effortlessness – that's the way. You already are divine. You already are perfect – not externally, not in mind, but within. You are That, right now. There's no effort involved for the breezes to blow, for the sun to shine, or for the flowers to cast their fragrance on those breezes and the birds to sing. It just is. And you just are. So be That. Find your way in. We're all coming Home, and I can hardly wait to wrap my spiritual arms around all of you and say, “Hey buddy, well met!” once again. We all know each other, pretty much – if not in this life, then in one of our endless other ones. We can come into this knowing, and all the rest of it, too – but don't be chasing that. Chasing is not effortless – and for some, it's your chasing that's the hardest to surrender, to drop. Always pursuing something – this or that – it never ends. Well, that is simply not true. It ends when you decide it will end. It may not end in precisely – or anything like – the way you think it will end, but it will. You may have forgotten, but it's still true – you are divine. Your choices, your free will is both priceless and awesomely powerful. See to that. Let your new choices all come from the Heart. Your Heart is wiser than you ever dreamed of being. Just give it its head ;-)
PS Though I may say no judgment, and no this or that, and yes to this or that, please friends, nothing trumps Heart. Follow your Heart, even when it seems to take you into strange territory. Just trust and let go. Life is way more fun than we've been led to believe, and this is the way into that ;-)
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