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Finding God On The Train - Notes On Enlightenment
On The Train Somewhere Between Fredericksburg, VA and Washington, DC
New Thought Commuter Using Affirrnative Prayer and Meditation to Connect with God on the Train.
Interests: New Thought Spirituality, Meditation, Metaphysics, Positive Thinking, Eastern Religions, Affirmative Prayer, Healing, and Vegan Diet.
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ON TWITTER AT NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT - THE FGOTT QUEST EVOLVES @GodOnTheTrain FOR ALL FGOTT NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT BLOG POSTS GO TO https://notesonenligtenment.typepad.com A MEMBER SUPPORTED SITE SUPPORT THESE POSTS, RECEIVE DIRECT DAILY EMAILS, AND JOIN OUR EFFORT. DETAILS AVAILABLE AT www.FindingGodOnTheTrain.com Recently, I decided that I should start to reread some of the guidance I have received on a daily basis. So reaching for one of my black moleskin journals, where I record my meditation guidance, I opened it to a meditation note from November of 2011 titled The Question. As I read it over, I realized that it would be an excellent opening - almost tailor-made - for a key chapter of Book Three - of the Finding God On The Train Story series to be titled The Soul and God Consciousness - The Divinity Within Us, where I want to incorporate my God inspired messages in a framework of the existing scientific and mystical thought. Answering the question presented in this guidance provides a viable starting point for this discussion. THE QUESTION The question is this – are our thoughts truly creating the reality we are experiencing, and if so, how does it occur, how does it work? This is the most profound question of our individual conscious impact on this reality we perceive. Are we merely pawns immersed in the coincidences and whims of fortune, or are we active agents of creation. In this, what is our relationship with God? Is life a cruel irony where self-will meets, the enormously more powerful, happenstance or existence and eventually accepts its place. Or is the human mind a purposeful and potent creative interpreter and designer of the reality it perceives. And if we truly possess this power, why have we not realized it and begun to use it for our benefit - creating heaven on earth. This is the question we must investigate, research, and by so doing, determine our divine nature and potential. To answer this question, we must find the truth already uncovered by psychology, physics, philosophy, theology, and metaphysics – using the perspective of both the scientist and the mystic alike, which may enable and allow us, using a Rumi phrase, to peak beneath the skirt of God. This is our mission – so where do we start - with the relevant guidance that has been revealed to date. Use this as a credible starting point and venture onward. NOE G. 11.11.2011 8:25 AM Continue reading
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THE ANSWERS The answers you seek are within you at the level of your soul – existing as part of the divine spark, which motivates you to ask the questions – while already knowing the answers – doing so, to assist with your growth, development, and transformation. The answers you seek are presented in every real-life experience – each lesson – a living dream with meaning – directing you to discover the intended message – a revelation – an obvious clue enabling you to unravel the mystery of your authentic spiritual potential. The answers you seek may appear before even the question has been formed within your conscious mind – so simply ask: “What message does this life experience convey, what am I to understand?” and the true meaning will be revealed. AT G. 2.19.2012 Continue reading
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Often, I allow the words to appear and find their place as willed from beyond, or perhaps deep within myself, I am never quite sure, and as with most things spiritual, the source is not readily clarified. I do believe this force that touches our hearts, that some of us recognize as divine, is not held to our narrow perspective: our sliver of time; but is, the becoming itself, is the emergence of life pursued, encouraging all who will listen to strive further, to keep pushing, thus being made more alive by the very momentum created out of our living, and like a joyful child being playfully spun - shrieking with laughter - cajoling us to spin faster - please, faster. THE PURSUIT OF BECOMING Allow what is to be, without fret or sorrow or consternation, being aware of the true destiny of this existence, a life lived in pursuit of becoming what has been established before, and will be forever after: predestined destiny, the arising of fuller, more fragrant possibility, do not dismay but flourish, for this time has been and will forever be a charted course of a multitude of strivings, reachings, graspings, and when a grip is found, seeking leverage, summoning strength, and finding new ground, an unexpected stance, a wary balance, a fresh perspective, a new, ripe beginning from which to reach, to strive, to seek again and again, and forever again – in pursuit of becoming. POEM BY G. 9.24.2015 WITH LOVE, G. Continue reading
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The past few weeks have been a blur, literally, as we took turns as the patient, first Ann, then me – were forced to realize that flu vaccinations do not necessarily mean you will not get the flu, although, most likely, not the one you are protected to resist, but instead, some genetically unplanned for next of kin that has gone under the radar. Although, on the positive side, this medical hiatus has proven supportive for spiritual pursuits, especially prayer and meditation. Given the extra time, attempting more intensive meditation seemed to be a viable option. When I decide to, as I call it, to go deeper, I always prepare the way with prayer, explaining what I am about to do, and what I want to accomplish. I ask for God’s assistance, especially when dealing with the occasional negative thoughts, images, memories, or whatever might be unleashed. When I did, I received the note below titled Dive Deep– an example of what over the past ten years of my quest, I have recorded as inspired guidance and have termed as Notes On Enlightenment(N.O.E.’s) - to reflect that these are responses I receive when I ask for God’s guidance. I consider them inspired because I write down, or transcribe, what comes to me, word for word, without editing. As the note below explains, and most mystics have conveyed, deep diving offers its own spiritual treasure. I close this post with a poem/prayer titled, The Hum. DIVE DEEP In the vastness exists all things, all that was, all that is, all that will ever be: allow it to flow unchecked, go with its currents, tides, allow the waves of awareness to wash over you and through you; observe without judgment, for in this place, qualifications, expectations, judgments are needless, wasted energy – observe and move on when unappealing or distressing, languish if desired, dive deeper if desired, for this is the basis of life itself in all its vagaries, vicissitudes, the essence of passions, of desires, of strivings, of successes, and of course, of failures – hopeless or needless blunders – yet more important – the reachings, the yearnings, the outstretched hope for more: what lies ahead, the next step, the possibility if only, if only all things are aligned – and when they do or are – the expression of unbridled joy – the hallelujah of existence. Dive deep, dive often and be transformed. NOE G. 2.6.2016 THE HUM In your grasp, I am one, flesh made whole, soul within a greater soul, waiting, appeased by nothing less than clear, complete immersion, to drown away this worldliness, this focus on folly, to cleanse away this desirous appetite, left only with the hum of self-contained peace, the original selfless soul of pre-emergence, one, one, once more. POEM/PRAYER G. 1.29.2016 Continue reading
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PART ONE MY SPIRITUAL AND LIFE JOURNEY CHAPTER ONE - GOD’S WAKE-UP CALL When a trumpet is blown, listen! – Isaiah 18:3 WAKE NOW Wake now for God awaits with the power of all creation, fueled by love and infinite kindness. Wake now for God awaits with a fullness of... Continue reading
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HARMONIC HAPPINESS Single harmonic existence - when all aspects of your body, mind, and spirit play in harmony – synchronized – in perfect oneness all playing and striking pure wholeness - a symphony of authentic, purposeful life emitting full creation – the creative power of divine existence. Every thought, every movement, every intention energized with the power of rightness – expressing the full chord of all existence – the expression of purpose. Happiness is joy, peace, and love fueled by a connection with God and the elimination of internal conflict – mind and spirit move in unison towards the acceptance of their own divinity. This is life in pure divine oneness. This is life singing with the voice and breath of God in harmony with all creation. NOE G. 3.27.2011 8:45 AM Continue reading
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EVER EVOLVING WHOLE We are each the individual expressions of an ever- evolving whole, creating and becoming, forming new the energy of an expanding consciousness, breathing each breath – formless – faceless but alive – always striving – always conceiving – always being more. Our acts of individual creation nourish the whole - pushing our boundaries and the limits of the whole. The power of this creative force is love – the love of the initiative – of boundlessness forever reforming, multiplying the collective energy of all humankind – all existing life. We are truly the living spirit of consciousness – bursting forth in an infinite variety of magnificence. We are one and living in this whole – the true living spirit of God. NOE G. 10.2.2010 9:15 AM Continue reading
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As I meditate and search for guidance, seriously addressing the prolonged inspirational wisdom drought I have been experiencing, I again asked for guidance, and a word - activation- started to move through my meditations like a bird in fixed flight, circling within my consciousness. So, I reached for my journal, unused lately, and found a fresh page and titled it - Activation, expecting full well that I might be waiting for something that was not going to arrive, but to my surprise, and honestly, joy, the words, and sentences slipped into my awareness, forming this note below before my tearful eyes. As I read this note, I wonder about my spiritual activation - am I fully, or partially, or not yet activated? ACTIVATION Spiritual activation is being alive and one with the divinity of existence, living fully and intently within this paradigm, perceiving life as a carefully structured vision of love and purpose, a message of faith and wonder, allowing our souls to express the miracle of this beingness. We activate when we fully recognize our role, our unique position as a distinct instrument in the orchestration of one illumination, whether we pound out the rhythm or contribute to the melody – the timbre of our contribution allows the whole to grow, expand, evolve; opening the potentials yet unrealized. Once activated, the voice of godness is our voice, the message of oneness; our expression, the becoming; our loving commitment – it is here within this we are reborn, discovering the essential why of our distinctive place in the wholeness and being of this manifestation, this living, breathing, thriving magnificence – as active particles of momentous beingness – of God, alive and well! NOE G. 11.29.2017 Continue reading
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GRATITUDE Let us scan all of our positive emotions today and choose the most powerful – gratitude – knowing this sentiment represents our soul felt thanks for the sentient life we now enjoy – grateful for the delicate thread that stitches the fabric of our lives together into a living, vital, wondrous form - a divine thread sowing a myriad of possibilities and situations into an abundant, prosperous, and meaningful existence, allowing us to discover and reveal our sacred purpose, enabling us to be the living hands and feet of God in a tangible world – opening our eyes to the miracles sewn together by a grace, so significant and thorough. it leaves no life forsaken – no soul untouched. Continue reading
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progeny – noun – (treated as singular or plural) a descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, plant; offspring. The concept of an emergent God has captured my attention and contemplation, a God that might have erupted from the creative life force within us, a product of our confluent intentions, given form by our joint hopes, dreams, desires, imaginings; attracted by our incessant spiritual need: eventually given life within our communal consciousness, our shared universal consciousness. Today, while meditating and focusing on this possibility that humankind may have reached out for salvation and transcendence, I was offered the note below and jotted down these inspired words. AN EMERGENT GOD We, humankind, are the progeny of an ever evolving existence, of intentions, formed and emergent, palpating with desire, fervor, stretching to be more, to be alive, pushing what is not into being, shaping formless into form, an incubator for possibilities and potentials. God, as with all existence, is the result of this creative cauldron, perhaps conceived by a multitude of hopeful whispers, pleas for salvation, a reverberation of heartfelt intentions, etched out from centuries of suffering and fear, grasping for an overseer of humanities’ plight and destiny; for a friend, an arbitrator, perhaps to offer a sense of rationality, balance, and morality in a tumultuous world. This God, formed in our mutual and shared consciousness has been given life, taken shape, answered our prayers, aiding in our becoming, realizing our capacity for magnificence as well as intolerance, working to manage our appetites for more, urging us to consider love over madness, hope over despair – enlightenment over darkness. NOE G. 11.20.2018 Continue reading
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commonality - noun: the state of sharing features or attributes. In our modern, often egocentric and ethnocentric times,it is hard to see the common existence that we all truly do share. We, as individuals, as communities, as ethnic groups, as religions, and as nations have found it easy to promote the intrinsic chauvinism of whatever group, or faction, we consider ours. Yet, the inspired message I receive, like the one here offered, is always clear - that enlightened, positive spiritual existence requires that we understand our role as part of the commonality of all existence. That our contribution, made daily through our creative labor, whatever the form helps stoke the hearth of evolving life and consciousness. So may this note serve as a reminder today of this commonality, and how our lives depend on this common undertaking we call life. COMMONALITY Today let us strive to open our hearts, to share our feelings, to express our deepest longings, and by doing so reach a place of commonality, where we each exist, one within the other, overlapping souls in harmonic unison. As we open our hearts, let us speak, write, play, sing, build, create, inspire, plant - all contributing to this symphony of an evolving existence - no one voice more earnest or essential than the other - all equal but distinct. So let our labor be a gift of love today, our totem, our tithe, our tangible offering to this life so enormous, so momentous, warming our spirits from the sparks of its mighty becoming, knowing within this common undertaking, our life, all life, is perpetuated. AT G. 11.13.2013 Continue reading
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What a wonderful concept - a holiday where the primary mission is to be grateful and to give thanks, offering true gratitude for all we have been given. I think the Affirmative Note below sums this up and provides some additional guidance on how we might expand our thanks giving. THANKS GIVING Let us live this holiday of thanks giving with true gratitude in our hearts - fully acknowledging the gifts of life, we have been given – truly understanding the bounty that surrounds us. Let us live this holiday of thanks giving focused on love and kindness seeking to make our relationships with family, friends, associates – and even those we wish to change – deeper and more meaningful. Let us live this holiday of thanks giving connected with our own divinity – knowing God is within us – dwells with us and allow this divine nature to shine through as we accept others and ourselves as God personified. Let us live this holiday giving thanks! AT G. 11.23.2 Continue reading
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As much as I try to look beyond the state of our current union, the level of our internal hostility and bitterness seems to require, at times, the only type of reminder I am capable of offering or qualified to express – a simple reminder that beneath our well-honed outrage that we are still, and will always be, one - a singular we. THE SINGULAR WE Let us sit clear-headed, perched near the edge of the pond of our knowing, leaving behind and shedding the friction of common existence, here only true essence matters: the flow of pure energy, the substance of our living, as we wake to the moment, realizing our solitude is now replaced with the multitude, as the infinity of us surrounds the pond’s edge, stretching beyond perception, each being connected as the thread of light travels from and through, heart to heart, soul to soul; now, what was plural, is singular, a unity of perfect being. POEM G. 2.3.2017 Continue reading
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The basic premise of my work and the key concept conveyed in New Thought literature is that we are in some way always connected to God and as a result, connected to the force of creative energy that emanates from God. As I have asked these questions during my meditations, a fuller explanation of this unique spiritual connection between God and humankind is provided. In the following Meditation Note, titled Unified Universal Force, this connection is clearly defined. UNIFIED UNIVERSAL FORCE Always connected to God, you are encompassed in a force beyond all comprehension – a force consisting of the creative energy of all life and matter in the universe directed towards empowerment, growth, and continued creation. This unified force of all universal life and form is connected and made one by the love of God. For God is all of this life force and more - so much more than we can comprehend. Unified life is the connection of all existence within God – a blade of grass in a universal field of intention and growth. As a human being, you have this connection to divinity – you are a part of a magnificent growing and expanding energy of God. Within this connection you can become part of God, moving towards the qualities of God like Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammad who all became more like God as they acquired the divine nature within. You can never become God for a part of the whole cannot become the whole that it is part of. Jesus moved to this God nature – divine nature - and obtained power over the forces of creative life. This connection to the Unity of all life is the creative connection behind the laws of attraction – all cocreation. Unified with all as a facet of God- you have the power to be like God and create a heaven on earth through love, positive thought, and centered emotion. You are connected to the power and love of God! NOE G. 4.11.2010 Continue reading
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What if we could see the world the way that God perceives it? In the Affirmative Thought below, we pose the question and speculate on what would be on God’s mind and how would God feel. Would God be focused on compassion, love, and kindness or something else? AS GOD WOULD SEE IT Today let us see the world – our world – as God would see it – alive with infinite possibility and potential – abundant and ripe for further creation and evolution – beautiful and wondrous without measure. Today let us see the world, through God’s mind and emotion – full of compassion, full of love, full of kindness. Today let us reach for God, with the hands of God, forgiving those who are struggling emotionally, mentally, physically, or spiritually; and through love, assist them with their realignment and return to joy. WITH LOVE, G. Continue reading
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COLLECTIVE SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS In prayer and meditation, you connect with the collective consciousness of all existence, the consciousness of each person or living soul who is alive now or has ever lived or existed. The faces you encounter in deep meditation are the reflections of this conscious energy – each a pattern or imprint of this life consciousness – existing as memories of all the lives they have lived. This collective grouping of all soul energy combines to expand and reform constantly, and in total creates the infinite consciousness or universal intelligence - connecting all humankind. This consciousness – collectively – forms the ever-expanding consciousness of God – the creative energy of existence. Each question or request framed in prayer and meditation connects to this collective soul and is responded to in kind with the appropriate answer or action. In this way, God harnesses the collective life experiences of all who have ever lived as a reference - as consultants - to what is real human existence. Each of us upon transition will enter this consciousness carrying with us the life experience, the joys, the knowledge, the creations, as well as the sorrow, the regrets, and any evil personally created. In order to find peace, those who have created hell on earth will be forced to reflect on their deeds and seek resolution through the forgiveness of those who have been hurt. Those who have created hell will carry their pain until they are released or can attempt another opportunity to live. The collective soul consciousness - the essence of God - is the center of all knowledge and of all love. It is the source of all cocreation – existing and finding form as the soul consciousness continually expands. NOE G. 4.27.2011 7:25 AM Continue reading
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GOD'S GIFT OF LOVE Love is the fuel, the power, the energy of all existence, all creation. Within love is the spark of God, connecting, caring, totally immersed in the beauty and wonder of creation, of all life becoming. Love is the elixir of God and under its charm you and all life will flourish, grow, and reach full potential. Love is truly all you need – with it, mountains can be moved, without it, nothing can be created. Love everything about your life and what you are seeking to do – love the equipment you use, the pen in your hand, the notebook you write into. Love the message – love those who read your work and find a suggestion or an answer. Love the moment - love the opportunity to be alive – creating and authentic. Love is the solution – love is the answer, creating an environment of possibility for all existence – for all creation. Love your obstacles, love through your issues and problems, love yourself into success. Love the positive and even the negative - know God’s energy – God’s power is with you when you lead with love. Make your first response and last response – love. Cherish this moment: love the gift God has given you and all humankind – the gift of love. NOE G. 10.29.2010 7:05 Continue reading
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MOVING FORWARD We must be moving forward, onward, fresh and aware of our intentions, our desired goal, our destiny; prepared to summon our inner resources, as we marshal our outer possibilities, potentials; finding a course of action, a clear momentum. We, together, must learn to love and live in a world that is at first glance not conducive to growth and clarity; a world needing an awakened perspective to overcome the torpid inaction caused by fear and confusion; to find again a purpose worth pursuing, a future worth grasping. We, in this vital and valiant effort, must realize the value of every contribution, willing to allow others to be and to grow, knowing all perspectives need to be taken seriously, to be allowed to flourish, to be nurtured; so, growth and awareness flourishes, as long as it is offered with a spirit of cooperation and love, tolerance, forbearance, partnership – with hearts and minds focused on a more cohesive, productive, and worthy existence. NOE G. 11.2.2018 Continue reading
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Let us venture deeper into our conscious, subconscious, and unconscious minds to comprehend our divinity, our soul, and its connection to the Universal Consciousness of God. We will also need to explore what this entails and how it shapes our lives. I would like to start with an Affirmative Thought titled True Spiritual Power, which is a good opener for this rumination. Along with this, I would like to feature the Meditation Note below titled Divine Force Within. TRUE SPIRITUAL POWER Today return to your true spiritual power and the ability to tap the God within you – the divinity waiting to evolve you and transform you into a work of art – inspired art capable of molding, creating, and shaping the world. Today return to your true spiritual connection – a connection with the consciousness of God – the living spirit of God always teamed with all who have ever carried the banner of God’s power in the world – with every spiritual leader who has ever existed, waiting to guide you to a better life. Today return to your true intentions – your inspired intentions and know you have the power to bring them to life – give them form and create a life worth living – a thriving life – a vibrant life – your perfect life. AT G. 11.18.2011 THE DIVINE FORCE WITHIN The divine within you waits for your arrival, for your awareness to catch–up, to wake up to your true essence and potential. You are the existence of God made manifest in physical form – always with you - always waiting for you to discover the full potential of your divine essence. The journey you need to take and master is the journey within - allowing you to connect with your God nature and the universal consciousness of God. God is not out there somewhere, but inside of you through connected consciousness – for how would an omnipresent God not be present as an essential part of each and every sentient life form. As a leading edge God presence - it is your responsibility to understand, nurture, and inspire this force for creative, constructive, and pure good in the world. Move through the portal of consciousness and discover enormous and infinite possibilities for this life you have chosen to inhabit and live. It is your choice as to how you use and reflect this God force in the world – but by tapping into this soul or spiritual center, you will uncover and discover your authentic purpose, manifesting it into your life, as you move in the direction of full cocreation with God. Dive into your essence and discover the treasure within – your crystal heart. NOE G. 11.18.2011 7:00 AM Continue reading
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Lately, I have been reviewing my journals, and when inspired, publishing the Meditation Guidance from my early years on the train that have never been published on the blog. I had not read this note featured here since I transcribed it in 2011. As the note below titled Shame and Forgivenessposits, God has already forgiven us, even before we pursue it. God's role seems to be to assist us through the self-forgiveness process, which requires our facing the truth, assuming responsibility for our actions, and making amends for our transgressions. SHAME AND FORGIVENESS Forgiveness is only fully possible through God for those acts that have created pain for others; have disturbed the universe; have resulted in loss, grief, turmoil, and hurt. These acts, often locked away in the back room of our psyches, are like a monster hidden in a trunk – demanding awareness – requiring restitution. These are the acts that create the feeling of overwhelming remorse – shame – dwelling in our consciousness – and when not dealt with, punishing us each day. These acts require universal recognition, needing to be fully revealed; addressed by us, along with the victims, and the universe. Karmically, we must settle in order to go on. This level of forgiveness requires complete divine intervention and assistance – a need to reveal the truth through prayer, asking God for forgiveness. This is not done because God has to forgive us – because God has already forgiven us – it is needed to aid us in our own forgiveness – it is needed to allow us to be released and freed from this inner turmoil - letting this burden be lifted – for our dis-ease to be cured. God wants us to move beyond this transgression and be renewed – to be clear to move forward without continued self-punishment – to be released from the bondage our own self-created turmoil – to enable us to find balance. Today, in prayer and meditation, open up the trunk and reveal the truth– comprehend its impact on all concerned, asking God to guide you on what needs to be done to alleviate your guilt, pain, and suffering, while making restitution to those who have been hurt. Continue until fully released. Know you are forgiven and be grateful. NOE G. 4.4.2011 Continue reading
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The circle has such a powerful spiritual and secular sense to it - “the circle of life," the “circle will be unbroken," or the Native American Indian’s focus on “The Greater Circle,” as outlined in Michael Garrett’s book on the Cherokee Teachings for Harmony and Balance, titled Walking On The Wind. Garrett quotes thegreat Medicine Man, Black Elk, who states: You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles… In this featured Meditation Guidance, titled Circle Of Beauty, the unique spiritual nature of the circle is touched upon, along with its connection to God and the soul. CIRCLE OF BEAUTY The circle is the center of the soul and all creation, the symbol of all life, all being, of the completion of all existence. The circle is strong but flexible and, although it can be increased or reduced in size, it always maintains an outside, an inside, and the line separating the two. Your life is like a circle with the essence of you within the circle surrounded by the world and God, which gives you form. God is also with you within the circle and gives form to the circle as the external ring. The circle is perfect, beautiful, and sacred. The circle is power. The circle is peace. The circle is a spiritual symbol and provides the healing which is needed. Consider the strength of a ring, the circle cannot be pulled apart end by end; it must be forced apart with great strength. Every cell of the circle has a vested interest in its own existence. The circle of beauty is the circle of life, alive, flourishing, creating, and becoming as God assists and supports - circles of healing, circles of prayer, circles of forgiveness, circles of faith, circles of love, circles of magnificence – form these circles: comprehend the circle and you will understand God. NOE G. 6.12.2009 9:35 AM Continue reading
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Meditation is the vehicle for exploring the various levels of consciousness; within the one universal mind that all sentient life shares. We, like deep-sea divers must set our sights on reaching its extraordinary depths, following its siren calls, listening for its sonar like belts in the bend producing waters, submerging blind at times towards the most profound levels, where the treasures of oneness and universal connectivity are strewn haphazardly for ripe detection at the precipice of being. PRECIPICE OF BEING A simple song - its soundless rhythms - permeates my heart, the invitation of an outer consciousness erupts in flavored words, meandering in meditation’s hollow moments, floating thoughts pulling me towards a precipice of being, shedding what was once so meaningful, but now lies at my feet discarded, my soul’s flight in the ecstasy of becoming – of what, I have no clear interpretation, yet. POEM G. 4.28.2 Continue reading
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ON TWITTER AT NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT - THE FGOTT QUEST EVOLVES @GodOnTheTrain A MEMBER SUPPORTED SITE SUPPORT THESE POSTS, RECEIVE DIRECT DAILY EMAILS, AND JOIN OUR EFFORT WITH A MONTHLY $10SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS AVAILABLE AT www.FindingGodOnTheTrain.com I have decided to present a few Meditative Notes I have recorded that directly refer to Jesus or Christ or Christ Consciousness. I am always working on learningfrom the teachingsand life of Jesus as Christ, as I do from all the great spiritual leaders of the past. I do believe Jesus was one of the most highly evolved spiritual beings who have ever lived, and... Continue reading
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When we approach our lives with loving-kindness do we light up the world, as the Affirmative Thought below suggests? I think we do, and we also light up our lives. But let’s be honest, it takes a great deal of effort, at times, to focus our ego-driven minds in this direction. This is possibly the reason the Kabbalists and Buddhists have made loving-kindness the centerpiece of enlightenment. Let us not forget Christianity, which is based on the love and kindness focus of Jesus. LIGHT UP THE WORLD Light up the world today with your love, kindness, and compassion; the world will love you back tenfold as you open up the loving essence of the universe. Light up the world today with simple acts of kindness and compassion, showing the universe, and all you meet, your divine nature, full of loving-kindness. Light up the world today by transforming your conflicts with others using a new mindset based on love and caring. Love your problems, and by doing so, dissolve your problems. Light up the world today with love, compassion, and kindness for yourself – fully encouraging and supporting your actions, allowing yourself to become your authentic self. Light up the world today with love and notice how you and the universe shine! Continue reading
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In New Thought, the concept of Christ Consciousness often refers to our divine center or soul, existing within all of us; serving as our portal or connection to God. The Hebrew Mystics, who follow the teachings of the five-thousand-year-old Kabbalah, believe in the existence of many soul levels with the “Neshama”-meaning breath - associated with the highest level of human spiritual awareness and connection to God. I would consider that if you function from this “Neshama” soul or spirit level, you have reached enlightenment. I would also say that Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, Jesus and the other Hebrew prophets, along with Buddha, Mohammad, Lao Tzu, and many other spiritual beings have hit this level of higher awareness and connection with source. If you are not Christian, you could easily think of this as Moses Consciousness, or Mohammad Consciousness, or Buddha Consciousness, because I believe all three of these spiritual avatars have reached an inner mystical state awareness and connection with the Tao, Allah, Source, Universal Intelligence, Infinite Mind, or whatever term you wish to use to refer to God. Here is a meditative note discussing this level of spiritual awareness as Christ Consciousness. POWER OF CHRIST The answer is within the guidance, the path, the way to enlightenment. Live through the consciousness of your Christ center. Find the center – move towards it and reach for its peace, joy, and harmony with life. The voice of the Christ within you is soft but profound. Listen internally through prayer and meditation. Disregard the warnings of the ego that may pretend to be the voice of Christ within. You want so much more - money, power recognition, control but these are illusions created by a false reality. Live pure, clear, honest, loving, and you will work beyond the ego. Your ego would have you believe that your actions, or failure to act, create this reality. Beware of your thinking, it is not a positive force. The thoughts you have are often not based on logic, but on pain. Be proud and loving and accept who you are. You are a positive force life force who has accomplished much under great challenge. Christ loves you and truly appreciates your strength, kindness, love, and spirit of adventure. Move to the center – to the Christ spirit within. NOE G.2.22.2008 7:40 AM Continue reading