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Two Sides of the Same Coin

Life is a duality. The growing trend to accept that life is a rainbow or has ‘shades of gray’ are the mad ravings of the ego mind. Please don’t buy into it’s hysteria. I say this having already made this mistake and now know the consequences. No body wishes to be alone on this journey and while we all die alone, no body needs be alone along the path. Since this probably makes little sense to you, I will do my best to break down a few of the ideas presented here.

Let’s start with duality. Dual obviously means two and duality refers to the two sided nature of life here on earth. For every force there is an equal and opposite force. Basic physics! The idea of multiple forces simply clouds the fact there are only two and any others are an extension of these two. For every rule there are always exceptions. The only force which has no opposite is Love and this is the true nature of the Universe. Love is all there is. Many think Gravity has no opposite and they would be partially correct. Gravity is the physical manifestation of Love. It is the most powerful force in 3D (on earth). In reality there is no gravity, only Love.

Everyone gets excited when they see a rainbow. They are so beautiful and captivating. Artists often use shades of gray as well as colors, tones, and hues, yet all that extends from two states, light and no light. Degrees of reflection or as science calls them wavelengths of light make up all color and shades of gray. The reality is we have black and white, no light and light. I am not going into detail here because I don’t wish to get distracted. The ego often sends us on “fools errands” like trying to explain every little detail of life and to name them. Walking away from this habit after a lifetime of indoctrination can be difficult. I find the best way is to make up your mind to do so and keep moving forward. The concepts and truths I offer here will be resisted by the ego mind and when you feel this resistance, step back, take a deep breath and focus on Love, Light, or pure darkness. Nothing wrong with opposites and since darkness is simply the lack of light it belongs here too. The focus is on purity… complete darkness or total light. Even the Sun is not total light, nor is the darkest cave complete darkness. The light comes from within. I have been in a cave with no outside light and felt the light within me. It has a wonderful calming effect. While the Sun is not total light, it does emit total light, but then, so can you!

There is no way I could possibly explain ego mind in a short blog post and in fact I am still learning about it and have been studying it for decades. For a list of recommended reading see my website. Moving on to no body wishes to be alone I think this is self explanatory… or Not! While we are not our bodies nor our ego mind, we do experience life here through its lens. This is where loneliness comes from. It is the fear we are separate from others and from God. In fact, ACIM teaches this is the single and greatest issue in our lives. Fear arises from this false evidence of being separate from any and all things. Even though the body is made up of millions of bacteria, microbes, and other life and it is inside us, we think it is all separate. It takes time (also an illusion) to reconcile what Oneness is. We are One. Opps, I get ahead of myself. We are still on duality. Forgive me, I often revert to my true nature… that of pure non-duality. Ego mind is our interface with the world around us. It is not our friend! It is also not the enemy, though it can appear so. Tying this all back to loneliness and duality, there are only two sexes, male and female. No shades of gray, no colors, nothing else! I know I wrote an entire book on the topic of transgender and such, but at the end of the day this is the ramblings of an ego mind. Yes, it is true on the level of the ego mind, earth, or 3D, but not on the level of the Spiritual or absolute. Thus we arrive at the motivation for this blog post. When I came out as transgender my father asked me, so you are doing this to be with men? No, I said, I am doing this because I must. While this is totally true, I had to transition or die. I have never been attracted to men and only a few women. Well maybe a few men, but not most. Anyway, I have been working on reconciling this seeming contradiction ever since (over 40 yrs). I see now this is not a contradiction, but simply Ego. Perhaps on this level of form, my mind is fractured… schizo. I have no idea. I don’t care! I know that sex is of the ego mind and brings nothing but pain in the end. Oh it may feel good for a few moments or longer, but ultimately it’s a let down! Let me count the ways… NOT.

Being alone is a state of mind, a fearful mind. Focus on Love, count your blessings, and give thanks for all you have in your life at this moment. Do this every day. Make it a habit! This state of loneliness will vanish and a peace of mind will replace it without any other effort. Originally this blog came from the thought that as a transgender person I will never know close companionship again. I have been married twice and while I cherish those relationships and the love I found (and didn’t find) I now know my true relationship is with my Creator. I remain focused on Source, the love which creates me and all reality. Love is all there is.

Sequoia Elisabeth

https://onenessministry.info/

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A Purpose Driven Life

Have you ever thought about the details of how you live life? I don’t mean the basic questions we all have, like do I wear the red or blue top or what’s for dinner. I mean the deeper how’s as to what do I want out of life and what do I have to offer the world? The questions I refer to here are what I call the Purpose driven questions… and answers. I mean does this action or thought support my purpose? Of course, if you are still young you may have not even asked the question of purpose. Many adults don’t even know their purpose in the world. To me this is the most important question anyone can ask because it answers so many other questions we have in life. Every simple question you ask yourself can be answered with purpose just by turning it around. Will I go workout today? Well, does working out support your purpose in life? Without knowing your purpose the answers become willy-nilly and they will vacillate depending on your mood and will. Take time with your answer to purpose. Go to a quiet place and relax. Let life flow while you step outside of it all. Be the observer. Take inventory of your life. Remember the high points, those moments which feel significant. Then ask what brings me Joy? By joy I mean the elated feeling which stays with you always. Happiness is fleeting and will always balance with sadness, so don’t worry about being happy. There is something deep within your core that is always with you which can be described with three words interchangeably – Joy, Peace, and Love. We often think of these words as having different meanings and practically they do, however they each come from the same Source. They make up the essence of each of us. We are Joy, Peace, and Love. Please don’t get caught up in semantics. Forget what you think you know. Remember your Source. This is easiest in a quiet uninterrupted space. I have found this space walking in the woods, sitting on a boat, driving my car, resting in bed, sitting in front of the computer, and many other places.

What is Your Purpose? Is this always your purpose? Ahhh!! Yes, purpose changes as we grow and mature. We often have a layered purpose tied to the moment and the activity. Living in the Now is purposeful living. So while the purpose of what you are doing at the moment is important I ask you to look deeper. What is the purpose of your entire life? At the end of the day, what keeps you going? I know how difficult this question can be. It sits foremost in my mind in this very moment! Many a time I have been standing on the edge and staring at this question. All I do is speak from my own experience.

In our society career is one of the most important questions you can answer. I know for me it was tremendously difficult and took me far longer than it should have. I let life itself answer the question as many of us do. Looking back, I made an excellent choice ultimately, but not without first making a few miss-takes. Not until I sat down and reviewed my skills, what I enjoyed, and what was relevant to my life did I find what I was looking for. The choice was a conscious one! My career served me well (25 yrs as a Rad Tech/MRI Tech) and I blew it before I needed to, but that is another story. I got confused about my purpose and well, got off track. No worries, this happens sometimes. The beauty of life is it will reset no matter where you end up. All you have to do is stop and listen, sometimes this can take a while, years even. Be patient. Once you discover this new purpose all other answers will fall into place.

Sequoia Elisabeth

https://onenessministry.info/

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Silence is a Gift from God

Silence is a gift from God!  When was the last time you sat in silence?  Are you able to work without music, television, or other distractions on?  Don’t feel bad if the answer is no because it is human nature to need these distractions.  The reason is quite simple – the mind never stops.  Your mind is going even when you sleep; it demands attention constantly!  This does not mean you must abide by this request.

Spiritual Masters such as the Dali Lama suggest sitting in silence at least 15 minutes daily.  You can think of it as meditation if this helps but really it is a practice of aligning with Great Spirit, Prime Creator, Divine Source or God.  The practice keeps you aligned with the essence of which you come.

The possession of God is the silence of the heart. The thought of God is the silence of the mind. ~ Mother Mary of St Austin

Silence is the folding of the wings of the intellect to open the door of the heart. ~Catherine de Hueck Doherty

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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