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It is kind of shocking to become more and more aware of how we use everything in this dream to deny our divinity. To deny our beauty, our light, the great Love that we are. Everything that disturbs us, everything that enthralls us - they are equally mesmerizing and seduce us into the illusion of time and space, of bodies and personalities and matter. We are a little crazy, wouldn't you say. Deranged. How we deny our supreme happiness for crumbs of specialness and headiness, for pain and suffering and self-punishment in the vain and hopeless pursuit of mitigating the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Vibrant Heart
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Back in 2015 I had surgery for a double mastectomy. Some of my spiritual companions tuned into me during the operation and told me later that they saw, felt me as Light. There is no ego in stating this. It is simply a Fact. What we all are. This report seemed to open a new channel for me and a new reign of consciously nurturing the light. Self-reminding at its highest. How can we do this. Tell yourself you are the light. The light of God. Over and over, speak the truth to yourself. The light is in there, in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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Gentleness turns the ego on its backside. In a few, precious moments of patience and understanding, it becomes null and void because it survives through judgement and divisiveness - with yourself, with anything. Many of us are still dealing with addictive-type behaviors and compulsions that we may long to purify and be done with. One morning recently, wide awake at 6am, I realize I'm heading for my computer to watch an episode of This Is Us. The mind goes......"Oh no, you're not really going to do that at this time." Oh yes, she is. She doesn't want to hear anything... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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Lying in bed last night, a lot of uncomfortable sensations and contraction in the body. I was having difficulty in receiving just what was there. Wanting to pick up my iphone, a guaranteed distraction. Asking for help to be steady in the allowing, a faint murmuring of thought from the Holy Spirit came in......."if you were Me......" I didn't need another word. A clear shift in consciousness from toying with what was appearing in the foreground back to the sense of the Vertical. What is steady and quiet and totally unperturbed by the ego's claim to noise and meaning and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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This remarkable journey inward to the Light - how it weaves around, revisiting at spells wounds you thought were long loved undone. It may seem at times to follow an indirect course but the absolute rightness of all experience and arisings is revealed as we consciously move through them. Recently, the need for more compassion and love for my own self made itself very known through another bout of physical debilitation and limited mobility. Waves of vulnerability and the consequent heart opening that accompanies these states were welcomed in graciously but oh, I was acutely disappointed and nearly despairing at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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Some time back I was sitting in the waiting-room of my physical therapist's office and was graced with some true seeing. Initially, it was as if my perception darkened and all I could see was the horror of life in separated form. An array of misshapen, scrambled, limping, wheeling around bodies. All I could think was how could the beauty and perfection of God be reduced to this - half-attempts at some weird life. I am horrified and moved to tears at the plight of us all. Truly, to not see past the body's appearance is the most depressing thing.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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Any inclination to hold on to specialness in any form keeps you from your God-given happiness. Recently I noticed a sneaky, little thought of pride, that a certain person would read something I wrote and would think the better of me. Oh how foolish is this mind. How lonely it is. How desperate it is, rummaging around its world looking for some scraps of sustenance. And how tenderly and understandingly I can receive it now. Years of trying to placate it leading nowhere. Lifetimes of believing it, leading only to suffering. How happily I hand these silly thoughts over now... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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Recently, there being a lot of challenge and intensity in the body, I reached out to the Holy Spirit asking : How can we suffer so when we are so Light? How can there be such misery in the body? A series of thoughts came in immediately. I couldn't doubt the source because I could feel the vibrant and authoritative truth of them. 'Be the Light. Be the Light. It's no good knowing you are the Light, you are the Self. It's not enough at all. You must LIVE it. Be it. Have it. Claim it. Let it course through... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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I took a writing class with my dear friend Ana Ramana last week and this piece came forth. A sweet childhood memory viewed now from a more expanded place. Dear Parsley, I Love You Packing up my lunch for Ana's workshop this morning - already feeling the miracle of it all. How many years since I prepared a sandwich to take forth with me into a day out. Out of the house of sickness and into a heart house of loved ones, of joining, connection, of love and goodwill brimming over. As so often happens, the parsley does it. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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If some benevolent, masterful being appeared before us - someone we know understands with compassion the workings of this universe and put this to us... ' Who wants to suffer? Hold up your hands those of you who believe you must suffer - those of you who want to suffer - those of you who deep down believe that suffering will mitigate your 'sins' and wrongdoing and save you from even greater hardship.' If you are suffering in your life, I'm afraid your hand went up. Mine did. You, of course, have no idea on the conscious level of mind... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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The deeper premise of this forgiveness work is based on the non-dual understanding that this world of form and matter and separation is an illusion of mind. That there is only Oneness - in spirit, not in form. That we have never left our Source and we but dream this mental dream of judgement, projection, blame and conflict. I have used these steps these past years and have found them to be very freeing. The way they are outlined may not necessarily work for you so feel free to play with them and adjust to your own heart's way. Strong... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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Scrolling down through Facebook recently, I come across a photo and my body tightens up instinctively. I feel that slight discomfort of judgement, of separation. I want to rush to click Like and move on. Pretend to myself there is no reaction, nothing a Like cannot gloss over and smooth out. But somehow, Grace has me stop this morning and remember that denying the ego's reactions only leaves them fermenting away and the gap of separation between myself and other lives on in my belief system. I look at the dislike of other. It is a feeling, a thought of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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This morning I called my pharmacist. As I was waiting on hold, I started silently blessing him. My holiness blesses you. Your holiness blesses me. I sensed the light he is, the truth of his being that has so nothing to do with his everyday human existence. I imagined the other people working with him and their light shining up the whole room. Before I knew where I was I was sitting in a pool of kind light and imagining it extending out to the whole world. What started out as a mundane telephone call became a holy encounter, another... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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Waking up this morning feeling dopey as I'm wont to do at this time, I look out the window at the day and uncomfortable thoughts of how my life is arise. Thoughts of dullness, of struggle in this body, of not having a 'proper' life because of sickness. This so familiar story rising in the mind. But something is different. The yucky thoughts don't have the strength, the binding force they once did. A sensing of Light, of presence, of something spacey, vaporous, undefinable is here too. Ah yes...... of course..... this is Life - this is what it's all... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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I was forty years old when I first took stock of the 'maliciousness' of this mind. It had been there all along, I just didn't have enough self-awareness to recognize it, to take in what it meant. I was in great suffering at the time. My husband had been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer and we, as a family, were reeling in shock and turmoil. My young daughter had a friend whose baby brother was quite sick and there were fears he might have meningitis. As I listened to my daughter on the phone with her friend, I realized... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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There is a wonderful lesson in A Course in Miracles that is so good to take to heart and to take with you through your day. 'My holiness blesses the world.' The invitation is to bless everything in sight, in mind - indeed they are the same. To go through your day saying to everyone you meet - 'My holiness blesses you.' Quietly inside. And I love to add 'Your holiness blesses me'. It bypasses the mind's usual fascination with form, appearance and personality and takes you right to the heart of the matter - your essence meeting their essence.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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Such mercy flowing towards us all the time. Incredible mercy and love and whatever quality it is that lets us know that we are innocent, through and through. We were created innocent and despite our meanderings into this crazy, mortal dream spawned by the collective guilt and pain of separation, we are undisputedly, always and forever innocent. Because this whole, physical universe is a figment of our imagination and nothing ever did happen. When we think of innocence we think of puppies and kittens and babies cooing, young ones dancing and playing, old, infirm ones who seem to have lost... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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You can't do anything wrong. It's all such a set-up. An incredibly seductive set-up. We have these ingrained rules and laws that if we break, the mind becomes merciless. This morning I was watching something holy online and the thought came of wanting to text someone. Oh no, can't do that now - that's not respectful of the sacredness.... And thankfully I had a flash of truth - you can't do anything wrong - there is no wrong. It is all illusion. There is no world, no sacredness, no text. Such a sense of lightness. It doesn't matter one iota... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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When we make these large statements we are never speaking of the ego-character. We speak of the truth of who we are. To the ego, this is the height of arrogance and self-glorification but to the Self, it is cause for great rejoicing. Another one of Her dear children saying goodbye to the misery of false identification and cleaving a sure path home to Her. A miracle is God's creation. A light-filled being that knows nothing of malice or suffering or bodies or form. Spun from eternal gold, unchanged from the moment Love created it like Itself. I am a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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It really is all or nothing. Identification is such. You’re either an apple or a banana. You’re either the eternal Self, the shining Light or the separate mind. These two can never meet. We will never, ever find wholeness in this dream of utter fragmentation. But it's certainly not for a want of trying and at some point we must stop toiling and thrashing around in this parody of life looking for Life. With every disturbance we have a royal invitation to rise up above the battlefield or to withdraw back to awareness. Whichever way works for you. You’re either... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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With enough wearing down, your life frequently becomes a steady stream of thank-you's. You want to kiss and stroke anything and everything in front of you, anything that serves you even in the smallest of ways. A drop of rain on your open hand feels like a blessing. You sense the inter-connectedness of all things and your gratitude weaves its way back, thanking, blessing all the people and steps that made the appearance of this 'object' possible. All for you, right here, right now. And you remember how intense it's been and how this very intensity was the shining path.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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This is an account of a deep shamanic journey I had years ago. It has been moving through my consciousness this past week supporting me greatly in this ongoing dis-identification from the mind. The journey began with an experience of being squeezed down, suffocated, with every thought being taken away from me and left as nothing. And then, I found myself in a lot of space but I didn't know where I was or what was going on. With surprise, I noticed an aspect of Divine Mother was with me. There was no fear here and I realized I was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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That feeling of separation from another. Of judgement, distance, not open. How uncomfortable it is now when the gentleness of the heart has shown itself so clearly. And paradoxically, it also seems to disturb less as we remember there is no ownership. It is not ours to fuss with. Just a mechanical, totally reliable program, primed to react in the same old, same old ways. Never a new trick. We let the discomfort be here. We no longer deride ourselves for its presence. We are in the last frontiers of separation now, so what matter these trailing threads of mind,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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The time comes when you realize the only function this life dream has is to see how much it can sway you away from Reality. Its vacuum suction power is dwindling. Its endless attempts to make you believe something and everything is important are losing their fizz. What grace to stand here at the threshold of home, to sit in the ante-chamber of heaven, to view the landscape of that oh-so-significant story of you with a body, and all the other bodies and characters that people your life. Not without some tears perhaps, as your love for all of it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at The Vibrant Heart
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Suffering will inevitably just push you over that edge of identity. Are you going to continue subscribing to being weak and powerless, a victim, needing love OR are you going to step back and claim what you know to be true. You are eternal, God-infused love, light, at the mercy of nothing. One is a crushing program of suffering, of self-punishment, of believing ( in my case ) that physical death will end this program. It won't. Nothing will end the experience of limitation except a total shift in identity where your innocence and beauty is not even up for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2018 at The Vibrant Heart