Technology Similes to Better Understand Life

The last few decades of technological achievements have provided numerous chipforbrainblue77.jpginnovations to ponder.  New information and new ways of living our lives are now aspects of current cultural and social advancements that previously were only considered as the subject matter of science fiction novels.

And likewise, we have new ways of ‘understanding something completely new’ by comparing it to something vaguely familiar—something already existing.  In writing that ‘understanding a subject better by comparing the unfamiliar to that which is familiar’ using the words “as” or “like,” is called using a “simile.”

This matters WHY?

Well I’ve been reading Paul Selig’s trilogy Book of Mastery (Book I), Book of Truth (Book II), Book of Freedom (Book III); and I find that the subject matter described within is seligbooksandvibrationtextmore easily comprehended because of my existing beliefs in multi-dimensions, multiple-lives, energy work, etc, along with my minuscule knowledge of computer-related technology.  It is the last consideration that I’m using for this ‘simile material.’

Prior to perhaps three decades ago when average households began their meteoric acquisitions of personal computers, most of us had no concept of such things as virtual realities or databases, and especially no comprehension of electronic communications systems.  (Hard to imagine, I know.)

But way back then, multi-function calculators were considered “high-tech” devices, and everyone owned a land-line or had to use a public phone booth to call anywhere.  How many of those are still around?

So now that these relatively NEWER electronic marvels are considered common fare and the latest and greatest innovations are often conversation fodder in daily office banter, our personal understanding of “all things possible” has risen sharply over the last three decades primarily because of how fast our electronic technology is advancing, and with that advancement our understanding what was once incomprehensible, becomes blasé faire.   bookofmasteryselig5.jpg

However, back to Selig’s book series and how this all relates.

The subject matter described in Selig’s trilogy is actually what I have been blogging about for the last few years: The ability to shift our frequencies higher to tune into a higher reality—a higher consciousness, and live a more loving and compassionate life in the process.

With the rise of Virtual Reality games and movies, that mind-stretching has allowed most of us a glimpse into considering the possibility that the life we are presently living is as illusionary as the VR game that we are playing with our electronic devices.

And with this consideration in mind, that also means that this life we actually do live is changeable in a positive way if the “collective consciousness” of our time can shift all our attention out of the ‘fear and hatred frequencies’ and into the higher frequencies of lovingness often called Christ Consciousness or Buddha Consciousness, or even simply called enlightenment.

We use those well known and well documented human comparisons of Christ- and Buddha-behavior to help the masses comprehend that softer/gentler attitude and mode of behavior necessary to achieve a higher frequency collective shift.  We refer to those known masters who highercomnsciousnessblue55best demonstrated what that loving kindness attitude and behavior is, was, or could be. We use them as examples—similes for depicting the highest standards of loving kindness because it’s pretty hard to relate to a non-descript ‘something’ called a “frequency.”

The importance to consider here is far less about the personage—the myth—the story of the teacher or human model (like Jesus or Buddha), and more about the higher FREQUENCY of consciousness that those models attained and adopted to reach that level of loving kindness for everyone and everything.  Once those consciousness masters successfully shifted their own personal awareness, they shifted everyone and everything around them as well by simply holding that higher frequency within themselves, because when your direct connection to SOURCE is that strong, you simply radiate that higher frequency to all around you.

And when the frequency that we personally hold rises to that higher level of lovingnesss then the world around us begins to shift higher because it has to match the frequency that we collectively hold.  I think the point of the Selig series is in learning how to shift your own thinking and behavior into that higher frequency Christ-/Buddha-consciousness range.

(For more on the frequency levels of consciousness subject, eyeoftheeyehawkinsyou might want to read Dr. David R. Hawkins’ The EYE of the I, from Which Nothing Is Hidden. Hawkins focuses on tying all awareness into light frequencies and calibrating the consciousness levels between the general masses and the great avatars/teachers who reached that state of extreme expanded awareness. I’m not certain I agree with everything he says, but he gives a thorough explanation of the multiple levels of light frequency consciousness per his theory.)

Anyway, the Selig books may be of interest to some so I’m mentioning them, and I do think I’ve noticed a shift upward in my own thinking since I began reading them—not so much that this subject matter is new territory for me to consider, but that holding that consideration so strongly for longer periods of time, is helping me to stabilize the concepts in my mind and to “think” from those view points and SEE life in a more clear, unbiased manner because of them.  Or that’s just my opinion and/or delusion.

The main simile of importance here is the one on comparing this life to a Virtual Reality game where you choose your scenario and your actions during the game. If you stay in the ‘fighting and killing games,’ it’s pretty hard to raise your frequency into loving kindness.lifeasvrgame58.jpg

 

So maybe it’s time to choose a new Virtual Reality scenario for all of us to explore.  This ‘fighting and killing thing’ is going nowhere good for anyone.

 

 

 

“The Garden of Forking Paths”

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Ah yes, mid Netflix show, that quote caught my attention enough to write it down: “The Garden of Forking Paths.”

The show was “The OA” and it was spoken in an early episode of season 2.  And if anyone follows that particular series, you are open to considering multi-dimensional theory and the eternity of the Soul in its pure-light state that simply “samples” life in many different roles and many different settings throughout collective consciousness timeframes.

I assume the woman they call OA is the Divine Incarnate reference to the Alpha and the Omega, except it is reversed so that she is known as ‘the ending and the beginning’ (the Omega and the Alpha).  She is the Eternal One with self/True Self awareness—she is the aware and intentional traveler between or among all transitory lives.

multidimensionallivinglives56.jpgNow in theory we all travel many journeys and live many diverse lives throughout the created construct of TIME.  We ALL walk ‘the garden of forking paths.’  It’s just that most of us aren’t aware of doing more than one life at a time while staying within the parameters of that life experience.

OA had the option of shifting out of one life and into another but finding “the cast of players” seemed to be similar in those different lives. It’s just that few cast members remembered the others from one life to the next.

But, and it’s an important BUT, … she eventually realizes what happens in one life affects all other lives and affects all other participants in those other dimensions. Which means that whatever issues are resolved in one life, resolve smoothly in the other lives, and whatever issues remain unresolved prior to that person’s death in that life, are left to the other lives to resolve the issue in order to free the ‘karma,’ if you will, of all the original issue’s participants.

I know it seems complicated in a way, but to me who actually guides hypnosis clients through their own “Past-life Explorations,” it makes perfect sense; so I enjoy the interesting theories and subject treatments that this series explores.eternalone456.jpg

“The OA” isn’t a ‘warm and fuzzy’ nighttime tale, but it is a thought-provoking exploration of how we move through life in different situations with diverse and even life-threatening challenges; and how we confront shadow issues in ourselves and in others.

I thought season two of “The OA” took it to an even higher comprehension level.  And I applaud the writers for that.   Good stuff!  Well done!

 

 

The Satellite Connections

Related, but long story:  Long, long ago, I visited my friend in the IT department of the agency where we both worked. She was madly typing into a satellite, data-entry station that was direct-connected into an enormous mainframe computer in an adjacent, sealed, climate-controlled room. mainframebiggy.jpg

From her satellite station she could access all the information the mainframe contained, and even connect to other similarly-connected satellite stations both within the building and throughout the school systems that were likewise connected into the mainframe computer at our agency.

It was like being an active link to a vast neurological network throughout the district’s school systems with the core ‘brain’ centered at our agency. For the schools and our agency, it was a cost-effective, mutually shared system for providing payrolls and all education-related data among a large group of serious users.

apple-macintosh-1984-history.jpgAt that same time in the agency, I was the Graphic Artist and I had my own Mac computer independent of that huge mainframe. My early Mac certainly had its limitations, but it also had its own system and didn’t require an interconnected network like the data-entry satellite stations did.  Back then it was my first understanding of the difference in computer abilities, data storage parameters, and the true difference between a satellite connection and a stand-alone computing system.

Finally, the point:  While we tend to think of ourselves as that stand-alone Mac, I think we are more likely a satellite station to the GOD-mainframe called “absolute consciousness.” Our limited receivers can access the parameters of general consciousness that apply to humans and to their present state of collective consciousness. And codeitrightfirstwhile our individual satellite stations are self-contained in functioning ability, they are limited by their personal receiver’s frequency translators and internal processing units. (I wrote about frequency translators a few posts ago, and a processing unit would be how fast you can make sense of the data that you receive.)

So this morning I was reading a blog entry from Alberto V. called “The Invisible World: Ever Present and Accessible”  (https://thefourwinds.com/blog/shamanism/invisible-world-ever-present-accessible/?fbclid=IwAR2MPOqBWrcxidvssnMY_FFD0ujFWk-Ba005rGnOqhBHN_1_UDt0uiBLAng ) and suddenly recognized my early education on satellite systems connected into mainframes.

“…The sages say the reason we are born into a body in the physical world is to evolve and grow, to acquire maturity and wisdom. To use a metaphor from physics, when we’re embodied, we’re like a photon in a particle state; while in the invisible world, we’re like a photon in a field state. The particle state is our “local” nature—flesh and blood, sitting on a couch reading. The field state is our “nonlocal” nature, in which we extend to the farthest reaches of the universe and are at one with all things. When we die and leave this body behind, we return to our nonlocal nature, to our field state, to invisible Oneness….Our field state, the one we inhabit in between births, encompasses all of creation. The field is insubstantial—we don’t have enough substance to contain our awareness…..

The invisible world exists alongside the visible one, ever present and accessible. We can bring its wisdom into our world at any time to provide healing and balance. The way we do this is by activating the circuitry in the brain that allows us to experience our interconnectedness to all things and all beings in the cosmos. These higher-order neural networks, like all neural networks, are made up of brain cells connected to each other, of neurons that fire together and wire together….

Today the interface between our senses and our machines is moving us ever closer to being able to access all the knowledge in the world instantaneously. But this is not the kind of omniscient awareness I’m referring to. The awareness I speak of is the mind’s ability, in the field state, to experience the cosmos firsthand, across the farthest reaches of space and beyond time….”

Just a thought here: This blog post by Alberto may not be the answer to all our questions, but it may be the correct question framing to consider for acquiring more accurate answers to our deepest questions.

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The Collective

Listening to Paul Selig on John Burgos BTO Show this morning, (https://www.beyondtheordinaryshow.com/replays/  ) I caught an explanation of few important terms or points that I may dance Paulseligportrait56.jpgaround or simply assume that others understand a common term used, like “The Collective.” Perhaps that reference is broadly understood or perhaps it isn’t.

When I refer to “the Collective” I’m talking about the collective consciousness we all share as human residents of the earth-plane during this particular time period. When I state specifically “this particular time period” I mean that the collective consciousness evolves (raises in frequency) through consecutive time periods and that it varies per the advancement of that collective.

For example, the collective consciousness of the late 1600’s is not as “evolved” in frequency and understanding as the collective consciousness of the NOW—BUT, also saying, the CC of the NOW isn’t as advanced in frequency as the CC of a time period far into the future, should that future actually exist.rosemarycollect-consciousness

Wherever we are in that timeline of advancing human consciousness for the collective body, is where we as individuals are stationed to hopefully raise our own personal consciousness levels but also to raise the collective consciousness levels if only by a minute fraction.  If enough fractions come together to boost the collective frequencies, then the entire collective human body advances higher in general understanding.

Complicated stuff, I know.  So this morning when I heard Paul Selig talking about the collective as “the collective shared octave,” I realized he was using a musical reference to help us comprehend how the collective (as a progression of eight consecutive notes in the diatonic scale) can shift higher and still vibrate at the same recognized tone, just a higher version of it.

You can play “Mary Had A Little Lamb” on a lower octave on the piano, and then shift your octavesonpiano.jpghands up an octave to hit the same keys in that chord and play the same song just a little higher in tonal frequency. Shift your hands higher again to the next higher octave of keys and the song is still in the same chord but the sound and frequency is played another octave higher.

Why does this matter?

I personally believe, as he mentioned in his talk, that we are shifting our consciousness to the next octave of comprehension; and when this actually happens as a collective, we will perceive an entirely different interactive environment.  When we can tune in to those higher frequencies of possibility, the world as we know it shifts higher with us.

This higher octave of existence will be a manner of comprehending ourselves and each other that has previously been shielded from our ability to recognize each other in this different way. globalconsciousness67

I’ll give you another crazy example from my own experiences with my sporadic cable-television reception:  In our little town we live at the end of the cable line, and because of that, our signal strength isn’t as great as those who live near the reception source.  When our television reception-signal wavers, the TV goes momentarily blank and we may suddenly lose a bunch of the High Definition channels to the point that my television simply no longer sees them as viable possibilities, so it cancels their existence from my channel selector.  To retrieve those now hidden channels, I have to reload them using the “Auto-programming” feature where the television goes through the entire broadcasting frequency spectrum to collect the channels I can actually receive IF the signal is strong enough that day.

So one minute I can receive the broadcasting frequency of that TV station and then the next, it is gone.  But if I reload all frequency possibilities, the disappeared stations reappear—just like magic.  This means that those missing channels were always there—it’s just that my TV receiver couldn’t retrieve them until it was adjusted to allow for them to be received.

collectivemindbrain3.jpgSimilar to that TV reception recalibration, when we can tune in to the frequency an octave higher than our own present one, we receive completely different options for viewing and interacting with our world.  That higher octave of reception was always there. It’s just that we didn’t have the previous capability to receive the higher frequency transmissions.

But that is now changing. We are being re-programmed to receive the higher octave transmission. (At least I think that’s what is happening.)

I actually took a number of hand-written notes from Selig’s talk, none of which I will list in this posting because the entire point of my writing today was about explaining our collective possibilities.

I think the increased possibilities of our collectively attuning to higher frequencies of existence are extremely important for everyone to at least consider, because you have to know that they do exist to even try to access them.

 

 

Revisiting “The Law of Attraction”

This morning I was listening to someone’s recorded audio presentation on the BTO Show (probably Sara Landon) Drjoequantumfield56 (2).jpgand she was mentioning that many people may have misinterpreted the higher intention behind the popularized “Law of Attraction.”  Properly utilizing this “law” can indeed provide you with what you think that you desire at the time, but whether or not that desire (often material-based) is truly in your best interest as a learning opportunity for your present earth-based classroom experience, is another consideration completely.

Then a few minutes later I saw Dr. Joe’s take on the same thing and wondered if he was actually promoting the very thing that Sara was seemingly warning against, or was he taking it in a different direction entirely? I don’t think of Dr. Joe as a material-focused guy since he seems to be more focused on helping us create a better, healthier life for ourselves that is more in line with our spiritual pursuits. (Or that is just my personal opinion of him.)

I guess that ‘ultimate intention’ question is for you to decide, but what both people are referring to as the ‘wish-provider, big-box store for your every desire’ is often called the quantum field, or the akashic field, or the ‘field of all possibilities’ per Tom Kenyan, or SPIRIT in general as the creative matrix of all universal consciousness.

Dr. Joe is explaining here that to access and receive the benefits of our connecting into that wish-fulfillment center, we don’t just make a statement of desire or express a desperate need for the desired health rhondaburnesquotelawofa33.jpgchange to occur for us.  He is saying that to attract what you truly want you have to hold the energy frequency of it already existing for you.  It is the elevated, emotional energy charge we hold in our energy field that creates the direct connection for the fulfilled desire to be transmitted to you. He refers to that connection as your electromagnetic signature—what you send out electromagnetically from you, intentionally or not, is what you attract magnetically back to your energy field.  (Example: Think of cat hair magically flying onto your polyester pants as you walk through a room full of cats—if you still wear polyester pants. 🙂 )

It is the electric charge generated by the polyester fabric as you walk that attracts the cat hair hanging in the surrounding air—that is the same electric charge that provides an unwelcome spark from your fingertips when then touching a metal object in a very dry atmosphere.

To sum it up, the affecting events that transpire in our lives can often be assessed in simplistic terms: What you think is who you are. The emotion you transmit from your own personal, energy-generating field is what is magnetically attracted back to you.  This is the key importance of holding higher frequencies of thoughts and emotions in our lives, because what we send out electromagnetically is, for better or worse, what we attract back to us.

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Dr Joe Dispenza – OFFICIAL NEWS & FAN PAGE

“To turn a potential into a reality in the quantum field, you have to combine a clear intention with an elevated emotion. You have to tap into the feeling you anticipate you will have when you manifest your intent, and then feel the emotion ahead of the experience. ⁣

The elevated emotion (which carries higher energy) is the magnetic charge you are sending into the quantum field. When you combine the electric charge (your intention) with the magnetic charge (elevated emotion), you create an electromagnetic signature that is equal to your state of being. ⁣

The thoughts we think send an electrical Signal out into the field. The feelings we generate magnetically draw events back to us. Together, how we think and how we feel produces a state of being, which generates an electromagnetic signature that influences every atom in our world. This should prompt us to ask, what am I broadcasting (consciously or unconsciously) on a daily basis?”  
Dr. Joe Dispenza

 

 

 

The Invisible Matrix of the Universe

I’ve noticed that my article information sources tend to come in waves. Right now the incoming tide seems to be flowing from Alberto V.  This partial quote was from his standingvilloldo45.jpgJanuary 18th book-hawking email.

Again, I’m not pushing his books, it’s just that he briefly mentions a subject that I’ve often tried to explain—the invisible matrix of the Universe as a living, intelligent field of energy—or what indigenous people commonly refer to as “Spirit.”

“…I learned that there are two magical ingredients to health. The first can only be found in the invisible matrix of the universe─what I call Oneness. The second is the plants that promote health, but do not treat specific disease.

The ancients knew all about the invisible world. In the Hindu Vedas it’s referred to as akasha, or the vastness of space─the field of wisdom that forms the foundation of the cosmos. While Western science holds that the cosmos is made up of dead energy and matter, indigenous peoples consider the cosmos a living, alexgrayehergyfieldsintelligent field they know as Spirit. … “ –  Alberto Villoldo, PhD

Hence we are indirectly referring to the Indigenous ‘animism’ reference in the religion chart from September 21st where the belief is that Spirit—the intelligent, animating force of the universe exists in all things; animals of course, but even in the earth, the air, fire, and the waters of our planet. All molecules of matter and all affecting forces have Spirit within them, and Spirit expresses Itself through them.

So considering this subject matter as more than esoteric lingo, then what is the difinspiritandsouldifference between Spirit and Soul? When you talk about someone’s Soul or the Soul of a place, what is that referring to?

I’ve had this discussion previously with friends and depending on whom it is that you are discussing these subjects, the interpretations are variable. But to me, who is trying to explain this as best that I can, I say the Spirit reference in general pertains to the overall energy matrix from which we emerged and to which we will eventually return.

Spirit is often thought of like the Tao is described—the invisible, intelligent force animating matter, non-matter, and consciousness itself.

But the Soul is the individual energy package that encases ‘the Self’—both lower self (this incarnation) and Higher Self (ALL incarnations), as separate from the immensity of the Oneness.  It represents the individual droplet of water in that vast ocean composed of an infinite quantity of other similar droplets. energymatrix432.jpg

The Soul uses Spirit to exist in whatever form it chooses, material or non.  And Spirit uses the individual Souls to experience greater and more diverse aspects of awareness/consciousness that add to its perpetually expanding database of ALL experience, both imaginable and non.

Can the words be used interchangeably at times?

Perhaps by some folks, but to me they shouldn’t be.

The Soul of a place can represent the larger, enclosed, energy cocoon of that location within the greater matrix of the earth’s energy field.  Some places hold a more positive energy—a higher-frequency vibration—where it feels good and happy to be there, and other places hold a more lower-frequency vibration—one of spookiness, uneasiness, creepiness, or negativity (Some say it feels like evilness).

And just as some individuals can tend to hold their own frequencies either high or low, so can the overall energy of a location hold a certain frequency that makes it feel very good or very bad.  I would refer to that feeling as the Soul of a place—it means the energy frequency that the place holds.

electrofieldblue8 (2).jpgAs you might imagine, battlefields are not high-frequency locations—lots of fear, hate, pain and raging emotions were expressed over that ground and the earth’s energy field can absorb those energy vibrations into its own energy-matrix cocoon; and unless those energies are cleared and released from that location, those energies can still be felt by visiting people who are more sensitive to energy disturbances.

I think we’ve all been in places that have made us feel amazing and like we are flying high; and likewise we’ve been to places that we couldn’t stand to be in for more than a few seconds before we’re bolting for the door.  I know that I have been.

So I would say that the Soul of a place is the energy cocoon of that location—the frequency it holds within it.  Meaning that the frequency of the vibrating energy held by that location’s matrix-cocoon is whether or not the soul of it feels desirable to us or not.

To me, I think of the Soul as more of an energy package, whereas Spirit is not only the universal field in which the package exists, but also composes the creative molecules that creates the energetic web defining the package itself.

Go back to my post on November 27th on leaf perimeters to better visualize this energy package surrounding us.  I went on ad nauseum in that about the energy capillary system in the leaf, but the tree defined the leaf’s perimeter that determined the limits of the water dispersion system within that leaf. electrofieldblue8 (1).jpg

Your Soul defines the energy-cocoon surrounding you, but Spirit is both the environment in which your Soul flourishes AND the composition of the energy strands themselves that nourish your existence in the physical world and beyond.

The invisible matrix of the universe is simply what we call SPIRIT.

Shoshin – The Beginner’s Mind

Sounds a bit paradoxical, but I can easily say that despite lessIknow45.pnghow much I’ve often thought that I knew throughout my life, or how hard-won that advanced knowledge came into being for me, the older I get the better I appreciate how little I actually DO know.

In truth it seems that with every passing day I feel this almost humorous certainty growing stronger within me: a certainty-of-my-own-ignorance—that jolting realization that what you once believed to be truth, actually wasn’t, and you may never know the REAL truth no matter how old or knowledgeable you become because that TRUTH exists in a realm that is incomprehensible to your present existence.

This body shock of awakening to our own innate ignorance can be scathingly honest and quite humbling.

It certainly was to my ego.

But to those who study Zen, this isn’t some new concept—some might simply call it ‘cultivating the Beginner’s Mind.’

What is Beginner’s Mind?  Here’s a good explanation first from Wikipedia, then from a Zen master himself.

Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning ‘beginner’s mind.’ It refers to having shozinbeginnersmind.pngan attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would. The term is especially used in the study of Zen Buddhism and Japanese martial arts.”

Text source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoshin

Master Shunryu Suzuki can explain it far better than I can:

“People say that practicing Zen is difficult, but there is a misunderstanding as to why. It is not difficult because it is hard to sit in the cross‑legged position, or to attain enlightenment. It is difficult because it is hard to keep our mind pure and our practice pure in its fundamental sense.

In Japan we have the phrase shoshin, which means ‘beginner’s mind.’ The goal of practice is always to keep our beginner’s mind…

For Zen students the most important thing is not to be dualistic. Our ‘original mind’ includes everything within itself. It is always rich and sufficient within itself. You should not lose your self‑sufficient state of mind.

This does not mean a closed mind, but actually an empty mind and a ready mind. If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.

The most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner’s mind. There is no need to have a deep understanding of Zen. Even though you read much Zen literature, you must read each sentence with a fresh mind.

You should not say, ‘I know what Zen is,’ or ‘I have attained enlightenment.’ This is shoshinmaster.jpgalso the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner.

Be very, very careful about this point. If you start to practice zazen, you will begin to appreciate your beginner’s mind. It is the secret of Zen practice.”

Shunryu Suzuki
from Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

 

So I acknowledge that here I sit in my own ignorance while trying to make sense of our life existence.

These are the very things I often write about: What is reality?—What is consciousness?—What are we doing here? Why are we here? Who benefits and how do they benefit from our incarnating here during this time period or ANY time period?

All those unanswerable questions come down to the battle in our minds over the relevance between our DOING and our BEING.

Here is a basic truth as I presently know it:  I AM.  I EXIST.  I EXPERIENCE.  I OBSERVE.

And I try like the dickens NOT to judge the value of what I am observing because to do so implies a comparative knowledgebase that I do not have—at least not from my humble human perspective.

the-older-i-get-the-less-i-know-by-that-i-mean-the-less-i-am-sure-of-i-view-p-403x403-nkb3nfSo each day I open my eyes and wonder what this day will bring to me. I wonder what new realization will occur to my sensing abilities. I wonder what type of sense I can make of whatever is happening to me and around me, but knowing full well that ‘making sense’ is a judgment in itself.

However, I also know that only through shoshinbeginner’s mind—can I simply observe all and note those observances without judgment or expectation—knowing I must simply allow all occurrences (and not labeling them as ‘good’ or ‘bad’) to flow along with the river of life into the great sea of consciousness that connects us all and patiently awaits our return.

This I also know:  Beginner’s Mind is not easily achieved nor sustained for long unless you willingly intend it.