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Ego Separation

Life seems a bit crazy these days and it is, at least in our minds. ACIM (A Course in Miracles) teaches us that the world is a reflection of mind, a projection of all our thoughts. Knowing all this is unreal doesn’t really help in the short term though, so what’s a person to do. How about rest, relax, and let go!

The tenets of ACIM state the ego represents separation ideology. Truth dictates Oneness, Unity, and God is all there is. Ego is the opposite. Looking out at the world is the essence of ego. (Don’t confuse the ego of psychology which equates ego with personality) Mankind’s greatest fear is to look in the face of God and know this world, this self, this identity is untrue. So it puts up invisible walls. It projects the ugliness outside itself or what it perceives as outside. Some call this the “not me’s”. I am not like that, not me!

Our current experience with the corona virus is a perfect example of the ego at work. Social Distancing becomes the answer. Although in reality it is a symptom of the greater world of the Ego, separation. The mind has taken this ball and run with it. No turning back now! I am not going to get sick or die, so stay away from me, is the ego’s thought. A separation idea. Separate from what you might ask? God of course. Our arrogant idea that we can be separate from God is what has led to guilt or as some call it, original sin.

To me this is only a natural extension of the ego mind… an expanding Universe! We are individuals, free to make choices, and live our own lives. Each and every “thing” in this world is separate from all else. Or at least that is what the ego believes and thrives on. As we now know, this is all a dream fabrication. There is nothing to forgive, because we are still where we belong, with God. Though dreaming a dream of dying.

Sequoia Elisabeth

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What I Believe

The world happens through you not to you. It is a projection from your own mind. I believe in Karma or what comes around goes around. Said another way, “What you give, you receive”. So working from this imagine a foam upon the sea. This foam is made up of tiny bubbles and each of us is one of the bubbles. We can experience only what is within our bubble. If you think about this you’ll see what I speak of. When you look out into the world do you see yourself surrounded by a box or triangle? No. We see in circles or more accurately spheres. Just like Earth is a sphere so are we! Imagination allows us to see further, but this is not our “reality”. As we all learn early on, imagination is fantasy. It is also the tool we use to expand and move within our bubble.

Perhaps you have been told to look within and know thy self. The world outside your bubble is not you it is other self or simply other. The sea represents All there is or as many call it, God. The foam is temporary, coming and going with the tides. When our bubble breaks it rejoins the sea no worse the wear. So when I go with the flow… I take that quite literally. My bubble is mine and yours is yours, we cannot know each others bubble. This is the essence of ego mind. What I describe here is ego mind. There are two minds in a dualistic world, Ego and God or Spirit. If you wonder about the soul it is part of the ego mind, not God. The ego mind believes it is separate from God, but it is just a foam on the sea. Not separate at all. Any individual identity is of the ego, a bubble of foam. Since the Universe is a large place our bubbles can be quite large in relation to Earth or they can be as tiny as the room you occupy. It is still just a bubble. We each have a choice to make in this life. Are we the bubble or the sea? The choice arises often and the more we choose the sea the closer our experience moves in that direction. Ultimately though we all return to the sea since this is all there is, but not until we choose it (The Law of One/Free Will). The good news is we are One and Jesus (I am) has already chosen the sea.

Sequoia Elisabeth

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The Highest Law of the Land

The law of Free Will is a law we all need to know and respect. Our society has evolved to think it needs to enforce laws to ensure order. The ten commandments are one foundation for these laws. If we learn anything we must learn that controlling others is not possible and is often misguided.

Free will can be defined as “the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion.” To infringe upon this freedom one must make decisions for or take action for another. It is not possible to force another to do anything against their will as contrary to human experience as this may seem. We are often unconscious volunteers in violent scenarios and this is where abuse and such occur. Examples of Free Will infringement would be murder, manipulation, and Law enforcement. Justice is not up to other self or others. I realize this gets complicated to explain so I will not attempt to do so. I will only say, please explore what Free Will means and seek to deepen your understanding of it. Do not accept what others tell you, instead take what you observe and test it. “Thou shall not commit adultery” is one of the ten commandments. Think about this, could this be a violation of Free Will?

Now let us consider sexual interactions. The heart loves who the heart loves. It matters not on that level what the others physical sex is. (It does matter to the brain or conscious level) Physical attraction is often an overwhelming emotion and at very least a powerful and obvious feeling. Does this mean one must act on every feeling or emotion? Of course not. This is where emotional maturity comes in. It is a conscious choice not to act on feelings of attraction toward someone who is in relations with another. In order for Free Will not to be violated both parties in that relationship must consent. If all choose to engage in ‘menage a trois’ then this is Love expressing. This probably seems obvious to most reading this blog, however adultery is committed by thousands if not millions every day.

If one follows their intuition it is fairly easy to avoid the karma created by acts of Free Will violation. Listen to the small clear loving voice who guides you in matters of spirit. Knowing this voice is critical to spiritual growth. Is it the ego (what used to be referred to as the devil) speaking to you? Or the Spirit? Some call this Soul, but I do not. There is no soul as most think of it. There is One Mind, thus if there is only One, this means there is no ‘other’. The Holy Spirit is our connection to the All there is. Any thing which represents duplicity or separation is of the ego. Therefor, listen to this One voice for love which we each have access to. The reality of Oneness is another topic and one I have written about many times. To know Oneness is to be Enlightened. (see image posted with this blog)

What this all comes down to is Question Reality and stay curious and explore! Nothing is set in stone, not even stone! Follow the heart and to do this one must understand when it speaks and how to discern this from the ego, monkey mind. Blessings to each of us on our Journey of Love! Have a Joyous Thanksgiving.

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Gender and Separation

Gender as used by the ego mind is a tool for separation. (Definition of ego and many other words used in this blog) Pitting men against women or perhaps leaving the person in a no-mans land of intersex where one is all alone. The goal of this blog is to show that gender (and biological sex too) are just tools to separate us. Yes, this physical world is made up of many different things and this in its very definition is separation, it is ego mind! Right mindedness shows us the truth, all there is is Love.

Please understand there is no right or wrong and in fact this world is illusion/maya. The ego mind wants to be special so it manufactures all the differences we know and value today. This applies to gender differences as well as all the others such as physical, mental, and ability differences. The ego mind is just as capable as the Right Mind so not all these illusions are negative. The splendor of earth is just a way to make you happy with your creation and thus hold you here. The beauty of a flower, the attractiveness of sex, and the pleasure from sensation is all the Ego’s way of holding us here.  God or Right mindedness is woven in here also by Holy Spirit if one asks which will be discussed further as we proceed.

Those who have experienced the ecstasy of the Divine know what I write here to be true. It is described as orgasm x infinity. All we ever get here in the Maya is a glimpse of the Truth. The doorway out is through Right Mind or Holy Spirit. This is the teaching of ACIM (A Course in Miracles) so don’t take my word for it, explore this yourself. The teachings of Law of One also lead to this same understanding. The point is to look within the self and find the Oneness. The connection to all there is goes by many names and the ego works constantly to offer up look-a-likes.

This blog was going to be about gender but ended up being about separation/illusion/maya. So here are the ways in which I notice the ego mind at work, which I then practice forgiveness (non-judgment w/ a focusing the mind on Love). Right mindedness will never lead you astray, ask you to harm another or yourself. It is not always positive, but it is always in the Highest and Best good for all. Remember that good and bad are the Ego’s conventions they are not “real”. So what is “real”? The ultimate question here in the illusion/maya! God is all there is… other names for God include Love, Peace, and Joy. I suggest reading Gary Renard’s books for a wonderful explanation of what is the truth. Other books which I have found enlightening on this topic are – The Law of One, Butterflies are Free to Fly, and The Voice for Love. I am sure there are others so get in touch with your inner guide and be aware the ego mind is always out to trick you and even kill you. Of course we know this is impossible, you are immortal because you are not your body, nor are you male, female, ugly, fat, stupid, genius, sexy, or anything else having to do with having a body.

Let me end this blog by saying one simple truth… I Love You. How could I not? Love is all there is!!!

Sequoia Elisabeth 🙂

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I am as God created me!

I am as God created me!  So why are you feeling dysphoria?  Why do you think there is something wrong with you?  (too fat, too tall, wrong genitalia, wrong hair color or eye color, etc, etc.)  The imperfections are not of God’s making.  The imperfections and the feelings of incongruence (dysphoria) come from the Ego.  Allow me to explain this world to you.

This physical world we live in here is the creation of the Ego Mind, the aspect of you which believes itself separate from God.  In truth this world is a dream and often it is a dream within a dream!  It does not matter how many ‘echos’ of the One which are created, the point is there is only One and this one is God, the all there is.  If you love movies, theatre, or story-telling then you know dreams… this life you think you are living is no more real than the stories you experience on TV, Movies, Theatre, or a story-telling stage.  What makes it seem so real?  Ego mind!

Adam and Eve are the original Ego story, not that they are real either.  This Ego is an aspect of God which wished to see what separate means and so created a separate world, this world where we sit today, or seem to sit today.  In reality no one has gone anywhere!  We are all still in the loving arms of God, yet asleep and dreaming of life.

As the Course in Miracles states, the dream was but a second or flash and all that is or was or will be happened and we returned to God.  The “reality” we experience now is simply an echo of this dream, thus the dream within a dream…

The next question then is how do we awaken from this dream?  First of all by understanding who “I” is.  These pesky pronouns are very confusing!  I, me, you, us, we, they are simply different aspect of the One.  Please understand there is only ONE.  The delusion is that you are separate from me and that they exist at all!

This probably seems farfetched and from the perspective of the Ego mind it is.  Step back from this perspective and see through the eyes of Holy Spirit, feel through Holy Spirit.  It may take a while so don’t be in a rush.  I have been working in this for years.  The Truth becomes clearer every day though, so I keep the Faith and move forward.  This takes us to the next step, acceptance.

Accept things as they seem (even though we know otherwise).  Imagine you are a character in a movie.  Can that character get out of the movie?  Not hardly; they must play their part to the end.  So why not enjoy your part/role in this elaborate story of life!  It is much better than choosing misery.  Be the best you (whatever your role is at the time) and Shine!

Sequoia Elisabeth 🙂

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ps. If you would like to read more on this, I highly recommend Butterflies Fly for Free by Stephen Davis, as well as A Course in Miracles (ACIM).

 

 

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Only the Shadow Knows Too

This two part blog on the Shadow has taken us from the obvious to the metaphysical and on to the metaphorical.  The practical aspect of “Shadow work”, as it is called in psychology and self-help, is the simple examination of your personality traits which you don’t like.  This is simple but not necessarily easy.  It requires you to look deep into your soul and see yourself as you are!  Not pleasant for most people.

The traits I speak of are things like anger, jealousy, spitefulness, vindictiveness, loathing, meanness, cruelty, apathy, etc, etc.  Whatever upsets you about other people are the traits within you that are at issue.  It is not very often and usually only in drastic events that you can see these shadows within yourself.  Usually the ego mind projects these traits on others so you can see them better.  Think of it like a movie projector.  The ego projects you…out there (the movie screen called life) for you to watch and embrace.

What kind of movies do you like?  What kind do you wish to avoid?  This is called getting to know yourself better and it is a lifetime process so don’t worry if things change.  They will, I can assure you!  It is part of the growth process.

There are several ways to explore the shadow (ego mind).  One is as described above, by simple observation; others include meditation and creative visualization (I am sure there are others too).  The mind is a tool which is used by ego or by Spirit (higher self).  As you explore this will become clearer.  Remember a few important points, the ego is a part of you and it is not “bad” although it may be negative.  Without it you could not interact in this world of shadows.  Spirit only knows light!  Ego does not exist in the Spirit realms because it has fully been integrated into the soul.  Here on earth they are separate or at least that is the illusion.

Meditate on your Higher qualities, the ones you like, the ones you aspire to.  As you do this the others fall away because you are not focusing on them.  The shadows will appear and you are to make notice of them, visualize yourself embracing them and then releasing them.  So what you are doing, and this can be done throughout your life, not just in meditation, is acknowledging the shadows and saying “I see you” “I love you” and “I release you” “You no longer serve me”  then you consciously redirect your attention to traits you desire, admire, and feel attracted to.

This process sounds really beautiful and it is, but in reality it will often be ugly.  It will manifest as arguments, temper tantrums, confrontations, fights, embarrassment, harassment, and the many challenges we face every day!  There is nothing wrong with this and in fact to avoid these is to avoid yourself!  Now there is a difference between embracing the issues as they arise and seeking punishment.

Be gentle in your explorations by listening to your inner voice.  Some lessons will repeat and can get stuck in a feedback loop if you are not aware of what is going on.  Examples are the man who always gets in fights, or the woman who goes from abusive relationship to abusive relationship.  The key here is to be awake and aware of what is going on!  This is the purpose of this Blog!  By being aware of your shadows you can dissolve them and move on as we spoke about in the previous blog, moving from one attribute in the Labyrinth to the next till you reach pure light, Agape.  Blessings on your Journey of Love.

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Only The Shadow Knows

When was the last time you took a really close look at your shadow?  Have you ever considered why we have shadows?  There is the obvious physical reason of an object blocking the light so a dark outline of the object is projected in relation to the light source, but have you considered the metaphysical reasons or symbology that shadows represent?

The shadow represents the dark side of life, the mysterious and unknown.  Humans are naturally frightened by this and for good reason.  Everyone knows that creatures lurk in the dark waiting to consume you!  Carnivorous animals hunt at night because pray is easy to take.  …Of course this is a barbaric notion that served us many centuries ago, but in this age of enlightenment how do shadows figure in?

To understand shadows fully you need to understand your ego mind.  This is the part of you that believes in separation and in order to prove its existence it is constantly showing you how bad things are, how people die and that death exists.  The ego mind is your “small self” the part of you that is fearful and afraid.

While this does serve you in this dualistic world, it is not really you.  The ego is a manifestation of this 3d low vibration material world.  The world of illusion, fear, and separation!  Halloween and Dia de la Muerta are holidays that exploit and celebrate the ego mind.  It is a part of the Human ritual and a rite of passage if you will.  Our journey here on Earth is to navigate the shadows and emerge the other side in the light.  The shadows can lead the way if you know how to follow them.

On a more Metaphysical side of it shadow represents your negative traits; parts of your personality that you do not like and do not wish to deal with.  They are aspects of you that are deeply suppressed.  The shadow is still a part of you in this world just like the yin and yang; the dark and light that which makes up the whole.  In order to know the light one must embrace the darkness!

To do this takes Courage, Patience, Wisdom, Certainty, Compassion, Joy, Clarity, Understanding, Depth, Generosity, Abundance and Agape.  Each is a step into the darkness till pure light is achieved at Agape.

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Think of a Labyrinth, where the turns are folding back on themselves and the path is dimly lit.  It is the shadows that show the way, because as you follow the shadows the source light is behind the shadow.  Each step takes you closer to the light.  Till you reach the center to discover that you must return to the outer edge to fully be in the light.  Each discovery, insight, and revelation brings more light to the path till it is unmistakable which direction to go.  It then becomes an exercise in determination and persistence, putting one foot in front of the other experiencing each attribute on the path fully till the next one pops up and spurs you on.

Shadow work is so important in Spiritual development that many psychology programs are teaching it now and any self-help lesson is incomplete without it.  Next time I will get more specific and practical with this two part discussion on Shadows.

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Slight of Mind

The actions you take are necessary as proof to yourself that it is not only possible but reality.  The concept of reality is not as fixed as one would believe and because of this we are constantly testing reality.  If it happens then it must be true is the mentality we use.

Have you ever been to a magic show?  Is that reality?  Does the rabbit really disappear from the hat? Of course it does, the question is where does it go?  If reality was fixed could we even believe a trick like this?  Don’t we have to know there is a possibility of the rabbit actually disappearing to make this trick work?  Deep down we all know that this 3d world is an illusion.

A trigger is required for us to believe a certain event.  Let’s take surgery for instance.  Say a large benign tumor exists, can be seen on x-ray and with a large bulge in the skin.  We wish this tumor to be gone.  How do we make it go away?  We go to a surgeon and he cuts it out.  Why don’t we go to the magician to make it disappear?  Belief, personal experience and precedent!

We need matching action of a believable nature to create the result we seek.  The movies use this technique all the time.  Two scenes are shot at different times and spliced together to give the appearance they happened in sequence.  It is a trick for the mind!  In fact movies are all about tricks, they are actually a series of images shown very quickly ~16 frames per second and appear to be moving…appearing real.

Surgery is the matching action, like in the movies, which allows the mind to perceive a miracle cure!  When in reality it is done at a level beyond the mind.  Reality exists beyond the mind and the mind is our lens to this world.  Without the ego mind this world does not exist!  This is why the mind needs proof, i.e. surgery to experience the healing.  The Spirit does not need this trick, because it operates at the level of reality and knows there is no tumor at all.  There never was, because in reality we are perfect beings of light/energy made in the image of God/Universal Intelligence/Great Spirit.

The magic trick diverts the attention while the appearance is manipulated, but in reality the rabbit does not even exist so anything that is done is perfectly believable.  Now that we have this information, do we still need surgery to remove a tumor?  Or make a rabbit disappear?  This depends on your level of belief, and faith in reality!

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Agape Sex

By far the most important concept I present in the eBook, Sex and Sexuality – One Woman’s Journey of Discovery, is in the following quote from Jesus. 

Come to accept your bodies for their only true purpose.

They are vehicles for communication,

for the communication of Love. That is their only purpose.

Give them no other, and you will see a transformation in your lives

 that will give you endless cause for joyous celebration and gratitude.

(Jesus the Christ)

I have mentioned many times in my blogs that the mind and the body are tools for exploring this 3rd dimensional world of material matter and ego mind.  You are not your body, mind or thoughts.  You are a Spiritual Being having a human experience!  The essence of this Spiritual Being is Love, Agape Love or God’s Love.  The love taught by the ego mind and almost everywhere in this world is needy, painful love that leaves you not only empty but feeling far from Loving.  The periods of elation are short lived and the pain is often prolonged, depending on whether you wake up and realize that ego love is not the path. 

What Jesus is telling us in the quote provided is that we are to spread the message of Agape.  The body is a tool for doing just this and sexual intimacy is only one method.  It is indeed a powerful messenger if used properly, however since these things are not taught in traditional education I am here to help. 

I asked the question approximately 35 years ago and I am just now fully grasping the meaning of Love and the purpose of sex.  It doesn’t need to be like that for you or the coming generations.  Teach this to your children!

Sex is about Love, not ego love or mans love, but the Agape type, the Truth.  The human body has five senses that each add to the experience of sexual intimacy and when the bible quotes Jesus as saying go forth and multiply, he means to share this Agape Love which is the cornerstone to his teachings!  It does not mean to have babies.  Let me be very clear on this – Sex is not about making babies, it is about communicating Love!  Do so with all the tools given you.

Babies are the result of two bodies, one male and one female joining in Love and mutually agreeing in action and intent that this is the result desired.  It is a spiritual bonding to extend this Loving relationship.  Children are an extension of the parents and the relationship they share.

When sex is done for gratification, power play, or simply because ‘everyone is doing it’ the result is often painful and regretful, if not right away, later in life.  The good news is when you ask Holy Spirit to assist in the correction of this error/sin all is forgiven.  Another way to look at this is when two ego’s combine, more ego is created.

Put the intention of Love behind every action you take and each thought you claim.  Greeting others with a warm hug, soft hand shake, or even a Loving connection of eyes is the way Love is shared in daily affairs.  It is doing onto others as you would have done onto you. 

If someone shows you Love, be aware that it is an expression of God’s Love, not this person coming on to you.  The ego will quickly intervene here if allowed, I know from experience!   When you share an intimate experience know that the person whom you are sharing is a vehicle for God’s spirit as are you.  Do not get attached to a certain appearance or even a certain person, unless this is a path chosen consciously from the heart.  There are no rules. 

Do what feels right in your heart and know that good is coming from your actions.  Have faith in Love, while being aware of the ego and choosing care-fully. 

 😉 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Embarrassment

Most people do not think of embarrassment as a tool for spiritual growth, however I am here to tell you that it is one of the best tools we can use.  The fact is that it works quite automatically and takes little effort.  So for all you people who avoid embarrassment at all costs I just want to make you aware of what you are missing.

“Embarrassment is an emotional state experienced upon having a socially or professionally unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others. Usually some amount of loss of honour or dignity is involved, but how much and the type depends on the embarrassing situation.” (Wikipedia 2010) An important distinction that separates this from shame is that no moral code has been broken.  So what is happening in our mind when something embarrassing happens?

As the definition states it is an emotional response and anything happening in the mind is secondary.  Our thoughts about the embarrassing event can be changed or to be more accurate our thoughts can be chosen.  We will have the emotional response no matter what because that is part of the very definition; however, how we then react to that emotional feeling is a choice.  So let’s look at some of the choices we have and why we would choose them.

Behind all thoughts we have our ego mind which is the driving force that judges and condemns all actions whether by us or them.  The ego mind says that this embarrassing act is awful and then points out all the ways that it could be awful.  We also have the Spiritual mind or the aspect that connects us to the One and to each other.  Ego separates and Spirit unites.  The Spirit mind does not judge anything or anyone.  Instead it simply observes and looks for the good within what just happened.  It is the part of you that despite the message from ego, laughs at the event and finds Joy. 

The choice then is do you listen to the ego which is telling you embarrassment is bad and undesirable or do you listen to the Spirit mind that is showing you the Joy?  Saint Francis often used the tool of embarrassment to bring him closer to God and he did it on purpose.  For instance when he made the move to a secular life he renounced his association with the material world in a public display of returning all he owned to his father including the clothing he was wearing and walked away totally naked.  For most people this would be unbearable embarrassment, but for him it feed his soul.  When you read about his life you will find many instances where he or another monk would do something most would find embarrassing on purpose. 

Embarrassment is a way of moving beyond the ego mind which often controls most people.  This then frees the Spirit to guide our actions.  The choice is constantly being made, so do you listen to your ego or to Spirit?  Embarrassment is a tool that automatically takes you to your Spirit mind once you have made the choice to allow it.  See that embarrassment is simply a choice and that often times it is funny and you can laugh along with everyone else!  The feeling of freedom that comes from this action will far outweigh any difficult emotions that may come with the ego mind.  It will take a few practice runs to get comfortable with it, so do not be discouraged.  Let go, Listen and Love.

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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