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SELF AS EMPATH — THE THING IN ITSELF — EMPTY CUP & EMOTIONS — KICKING MIND OUT
♥ This video By the end of this week I expect the body will have returned to some semblance of normal. What a go-round this has been, with all of this purging. The lymphatic system has really had a work out and a cleanse. I am so glad to see it not damaged by the lymphoma, but throwing that off, instead. Now, I seem to be turning into an empath - something like that. Especially after waking up in the morning, I find I am quite sensitive. If I hear something on a recording, it’s like I am there - doing that feeling that. The tears erupt easily. The flow of emotion is strong. It is not this I, this Theresa, that intrudes into the scene. I become them - I become the flow, the tender caring of their love - or join in their pain. Where is this coming from? And do I even care? Not really. Just a bit of curiosity. There’s no need to care or to pursue it, because it is clearly Source energy, so whatever it does is fine. One can just tell, can identify the energy. Perhaps it’s some kind of an opening of energy centers - that likely were blocked in some way before. That could be so. Then again, mind is just making this up. It doesn’t come from spirit, so its use is highly limited. It’s just interesting info - nothing to accept or believe. The thing itself, in most instances, is enough. We’re fine with the thing - with the experience. But then we let the mind enter - start weaving tales - that’s how we get off track in most cases. Best to be quietly watchful, stationed in heart - and just be silent. We don’t need these thoughts. What good do they do? They don’t provide anything - anything of
worth. Rather, they provide danger of getting off track. Do you see? Best to be suspicious of all thought - at least for a while. While you’re learning to discern heart from head, certainly this suspicion is best.
Let us stay with the moment - with whatever it brings. Thought is extraneous to this. Thought comes in from the outside. How can I explain this? Thought is never in the experience itself. Thought is about things - external to them.
Thought can become part of the moment, and central to that, yes. Thought can be used to create - consciously. In that case, that is integral to the moment - we are consciously using it. This is different. I am speaking of the stray thoughts that enter in - that intrude on heart experience. Let us all learn to discern - to station that observer, there within heart. What do I have to offer, here? This is such a seemingly subtle point that I make - about distinguishing thought - when it’s useful and when it’s not. I guess, however, considering the time we all spend in thought, it’s not so subtle or peripheral. It’s relevant to most moments. By centering in heart with the intent to be empty - the empty cup and continually doing that, I find the victory is won. Nothing can forever stand up to this. Plus, by being in heart we are there at the point of intuition - the connection to Source, to Higher Self, to Guides or angels or beings of Light - to the elemental or Nature kingdom. Heart is the God spot, it could be called - the portal or connection with or to That.
We must combine this, however, with work on our beliefs. We do well to set our intent to remember, to reconnect with our internal divinity - to stand in That. All of us have hidden beliefs that minimize us - whether of the supposed
monkey origin of our bodies, or some other avenue of worthlessness, they are there - tucked in the unconscious awareness. Be alert for them. Just like letting a sunbeam into a room - it shows up the dust motes it highlights, brings into our vision, the darkness that was there, unseen, all along. So will our focus on heart bring the Light into our consciousness. It will illumine hidden darkness. This is not negative, but rather to our advantage. This is spirit working with us to clean up our act. It illumines that which is the most clear and immediate
impediment to our rise in consciousness - to our integrating the Light. Thus, don’t be surprised to find some old upset arising in consciousness. Don’t’ shoo it away. Likewise, don’t just dive into it, without first centering, again. Be sure you’re in heart, first - then, if it’s still there, dive right in. Get into those feelings. Don’t be afraid of them. This is a gift to you from spirit. The way to unwrap and discover the gift is to feel the feelings - the allow the memory to speak and share with you. This is a time when your previous work of remembering your divine nature will be very useful. How can a divine being be harmed? It cannot. What can overpower or destroy or harm a divine being? Nothing. By thus standing in heart, you can stand in the power of That. You are That. You can stand in that flow. What you may find is that you go through the emotional experience, yes - but somehow with a difference. You feel it fully - but you are also observing. You are calm. You are in empty cup mode, and this is what spirit has poured into your cup. You are drinking it up. You know darn well it brings benefit. Spirit simply KNOWS that. There is no doubt in heart - just like there is no judgment. That energy is of mind. You won’t find it here. So, you may one day find yourself almost like two people experiencing both in one, at one time. It is quite strange, I can tell you. Somehow, it brings an overriding Peace into the subject or situation - into the experience of the memory, of the feelings. You may be fully distraught, even sobbing - yet there’s a calm part of you that is also just watching that. It is amazing. Don’t fear your emotions. One caveat, of course - don’t dump your emotions on anyone else. This is strictly for you. This is your own personal processing. Bringing someone else into it is highly questionable. If you feel the need to do that, perhaps consider the possibility of co-dependence. You must stand on your own at some point - why not now? Don’t fear to be the strong and powerful individual that you are - in spirit. This is not your earthly persona you’re entering into, here - this is your divinity.
Sorry - I don’t mean to preach - only to warn. Sometimes people have the same
challenges pulling away from dependence on other people as they do with pulling out and away from their technology - all of their gadgets. We get purposely woven into a web - one that’s not good for us. It can take some real vision, first, followed by real determination to set the intent to break free from the web, from the encasing net. But first we must see it. We can’t break free from what
we don’t see. So, I’ve taken the long way around to just say two things: stay in heart, and be sure to observe. In doing those two - in gaining facility with that - you do yourself the best possible favor. You are coming home to your Self - your real Self. Learning to discern thought or mind energy from heart energy is a big part of that. This will work for anyone with sufficient determination. It doesn’t take all that long, either. At first, the biggest thing is developing the habit of centering in the chest. Once you set the intent for that with some real will behind it, you cannot fail. It’s something you can choose to remember at every moment. Put sticky notes around - Buddha statues - do whatever it takes. Just do this. Being in heart is the start of your real adventure. This is where you separate out from the mind - where the real challenge of that makes itself known. Bring your joy to this. Why not, right? Why not enjoy the adventure? Take every negative spin that mind presents, and spin it upward, joyful, and positive overall. That is one useful tactic. At some point, though, what you’re after is actually emptiness. At some point your will settles down within heart. Your choice is to be empty - blank - “not me, not mine,” as a friend of mine says. Just still. It’s not really something you ‘do.’ There’s a point of equipoise deep inside. You enter in to that. To do so requires that you let everything else go. You just surrender stuff. You keep surrendering - “Not me; not mine; not mind; not my concern.” Chances are fairly good that you won’t immediately find the space of that emptiness. Things keep coming up in consciousness for you to let go of - or dive into. Follow your heart where it leads. At some point you will recognize that heart always seems to know best there’s a perfection to this. But don’t get lost in the words - stay in heart - read them there. That’s where they are written, you know. If you really want to get close to someone or something - one way to
do it is by going within. Heart is where the connection to literally everything abides. The link-up with whatever it is can be found on the inside. It’s just an illusion that there’s anything outside, anyway albeit a persistent illusion with a good deal of power. Yet, most of that power resides in our beliefs. It’s not ‘out there.’ All power abides within. So, take what is useful, here, and just ditch or table the rest. Let heart be your guide. Your heart knows what you’re working on - the best order for things. You can trust that. As you begin trusting and following heart, the momentum can increase. Your will is much more in things than you currently know. It’s acting in the sub- and unconscious parts of your awareness right now. It’s bound up with your beliefs. Well, though that might seem, on the one hand, like a bit of a trap - on the other, it’s the source of your power. Do you see how, if it is your will, after all - then you can make changes? You’re more in charge than you currently know. You’ve been taught to not believe in yourself as divine - as being empowered. That belief can be routed, excavated, exorcised - however you look on it - if it’s yours, then you are in charge. This is still 3D, of course, so don’t expect things to magically manifest. Though they can - anything is possible - if you set yourself up with such expectations, you also set yourself up for the fall - if they don’t happen that way. So, here’s a thought - let go of all expectations every one. Don’t allow any of them to remain.
Why would I say that? Well, remember, as I’ve said before, anything dealing with
time is of mind. Expectations are mind’s play with the future - which doesn’t exist. All there is, in reality, is now. That’s all there ever has been or ever will be - but the mind likes to play with future and past. These are illusions of mind. Remember, keep stepping out of mind and into the heart. Just keep doing that. Don’t think about it - just do it. When you see mind at work - in any way - just consciously make the move back into heart. That is all. Very simple. Requires no thought. Clearly, all expectations are mind play. Kick them out. Don’t believe
in them. They are all, automatically false. Don’t listen to mind screaming that this isn’t so. Watch mind’s fear over this, if it comes up. Mind is afraid, remember, of losing its position of control. That’s all mind knows, so far, in your life.
Mind is naturally afraid. It’s being kicked out of its comfort zone. You can
simply watch that - observe the fear - seated there in the heart. That is mind’s fear, not yours. Get the sense of that. This is to disidentify somewhat from the mind. Be the observer. I hope something in this has been useful. It’s not the easiest path I lay out for you here, initially. It takes mustering your will - finding the determination, within. Most of us have given a good part of our will away - along with our power. So this is reclaiming it - taking it back. It’s an interesting journey. I send you blessings and Light. Be open to receive. They are as real as you allow them to be. That’s another exercise of your will. The power is in you. Choice is how you exercise it. And remember - be sure to enjoy - to follow your bliss. Know that you are god-stuff, my friend. You CAN ‘do’ this - can go on this journey - can make these discoveries. “What man has done, man can do” - I forget who said that. Take on your divinity. Let That act. ~~~~~~~~~~
EASY TO SPEAK TO THOSE IN HEART — POWER OF SURRENDER & CENTERING — MIND AS ILLUMINATI
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