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What I have learned about Transgender in this lifetime

Transgender is defined as: A person appearing to or attempting to be a member of the opposite sex, such as a transsexual or habitual crossdresser. This is an umbrella term often used to include the entire community of individuals who cross gender boundaries on a consistent basis. This is the definition I use on my website and has variations depending on who is being asked. Bottom line each individual has their own identity and defines this word slightly differently. The bottom line is fuzzy like so much of life here on earth. Identity itself is hazy at best. We try to make it clear and well defined, but that is like holding a handful of sand.

Frankly, I have almost 200 blogs just on transgender and so this blog will be simple. It all comes down to other self. The world is our mirror and how we treat others determines how we are treated. It reflects what you think of yourself. Life is not happening to you, but thru you! How you see other self is how you see your own self. Ultimately, if you have looked around my websites you know I teach oneness. We are One! If you get what this means then there is no reason to read further. If not, I invite you to read my blogs and visit https://onenessministry.info/.

Transgender or any gender for that matter is a perception based on prejudice. Nothing is finite since life or our perception of it changes all the time. At some point you will be or have been all of it, just not all at the same time. Humans cannot function that way, so time serves to allow experience to span all possibility, one life at a time. What comes around goes around! Our entire Universe is designed to separate life into components, aspects, and pieces for further inspection. Its like looking at a cell under the microscope and identifying its parts. In that way we know it better. If you really want to know someone, walk a mile in their shoes is the phrase I used to hear all the time. The reality is we do exactly that! Enjoy the trip.

Sequoia Elisabeth

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Non Dualism What it Is and Isn’t

The following is from Gary Renard’s books which I highly recommend you read. He has four books out now which all discuss the teachings of Jesus (J) as presented in ACIM. The choppy quotes below are just a taste to wet your appetite. The teachings of ACIM (A Course in Miracles) are for everyone – when you are ready, so don’t feel bad if you are not ready now…You will be at some point. There is a process to awakening. Contrary to popular belief it does not happen in a flash, although you will get flashes of insight along the road. Once one becomes awakened the road does not end there, as Gary illustrates in this book. ACIM explains everything one needs to know and leaves no question unanswered. I have found no other teaching that lays it all out like this. If it is hard to understand, stay with it because eventually your mind will align with His and it will all seem so simple. This takes intention, dedication, and practice.

“PURSAH: The concept of oneness is hardly an original one. However, the question few people ever ask is: What am I really one with? Although most of those who do ask this question would say the answer is God, they then make the error of assuming they and this universe were created in their present form by the Divine. That is not true, and it leaves the seeker in a position where even if he masters the mind, as Buddha certainly did, he will still not reach God in a permanent way. Yes, he will achieve oneness with the mind that made the duality waves. This mind, in a non-place that transcends all of your dimensions, is completely outside the system of time, space, and form. This is the logical and proper extension of non-duality, yet it is still not God. It is, in fact, a dead end. Or better yet, a dead beginning. This explains why Buddhism, which is obviously the world’s most psychologically sophisticated religion, does not handle the issue of God. It’s because Buddha didn’t handle the issue of God while he was still in the body you call Buddha. It’s also the reason we’ll be making distinctions between non-dualism and pure non-dualism. When Buddha said, “I am awake,” he meant he realized that he was not actually a participant in the illusion, but the maker of the entire illusion.  Still, there is another step required, where the mind that is the maker of the illusion chooses completely against itself in favor of God. Of course someone of Buddha’s tremendous accomplishment had a snap of it, quickly going on to the exact same awareness as J. But this was done by Buddha in a lifetime the world doesn’t even know about. It’s not unheard of for people to achieve J’s level of enlightenment in obscurity, and for the world to think they achieved it in a more famous lifetime when they really didn’t. Most people who approach true spiritual mastery are not interested in being leaders. At the same time, there are people who are highly visible when, rather than being true masters of spirituality and metaphysics, they are merely exhibiting the symptoms of an extroverted personality.

GARY: So, non-dualism is like the old teaching that you live as if you are in this world, but your attitude is that of the two seeming worlds, the world of truth and the world of illusion, only the truth is true and nothing else is true.

ARTEN: The Vedanta is a non-dualistic spiritual document that teaches that the truth of Brahman is all that there really is, and anything else is illusion—untrue, nothing, zilch—period.

I know you don’t want to hear this yet, but it doesn’t matter what actions you take or don’t take in the world—although your way of seeing and the attitude you maintain while engaging in any action does matter. Of course, as long as you appear to exist within the world of multiplicity, you will have some temporary earthly concerns, and we do not intend to ignore your worldly needs. The Holy Spirit isn’t stupid, and as we said, your experience is that you are here. There is a way to go through life doing many of the same things you’d do anyway, but now you won’t do them alone. And thus you will learn that you are never alone.

Everything is in your mind, including your own body. As aspects of Buddhism correctly teach, the mind that is thinking everything is one mind, and this mind is completely outside the illusion of time and space. What no philosophy except one teaches is a truth that will seldom be well received by anyone: the fact that this mind is itself also an illusion.

It should be self-evident that if there is only oneness, then anything else that appears to exist must have been made up. Furthermore—and this is an issue that no teaching has satisfactorily supplied the motivation for until very recently—it must have been made up for what appeared to be a damn good reason. Thus, instead of judging the world and everything in it, perhaps it would be more helpful for you to ask what value you saw in making it up in the first place. It may also be wise to ask yourself what would be a more appropriate response to it now.

ARTEN: As I said, J was neither judgmental nor a reactionary, and our brief outline of non-dualism should have given you the idea that he would not be willing to compromise on this logic: if nothing is outside of your mind, then to judge it is to grant it power over you, and to not judge it is to withdraw its power over you. This certainly contributes to the end of your suffering. But our brother J didn’t stop there.

Pure non-dualism recognizes the authority of God so completely that it relinquishes all psychological attachment to anything that is not God. This attitude also recognizes what some people have called the “like from like” principle, which says that anything coming from God must be like Him. Pure non-dualism is not willing to compromise on this principle either. Rather, it says that anything that comes from God must be exactly like Him. God could not create anything that is not perfect or else He wouldn’t be perfect. The logic of that is flawless. If God is perfect and eternal, then by definition anything He creates would also have to be perfect and eternal.

…His Love (J’s), like God’s, was total, impersonal, non-selective and all-embracing. He treated everyone equally, from rabbi to prostitute. He was not a body. He was no longer a human being. He had passed through the eye of the needle. He had reclaimed his place with God as pure spirit. This is pure non-dualism: an attitude that, along with the Holy Spirit, will lead you to what you are. You and J are the same thing. We all are. There is nothing else, but you need more training and practice to experience this.”

Renard, Gary R. – The Disappearance of the Universe: Straight Talk About Illusions, Past Lives, Religion, Sex, Politics, and the Miracles of Forgiveness – October 31, 2004. Hay House, Inc. Publisher.

Renard, Gary R. – The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other: A History of Mighty Companions – November 14, 2017. Hay House Inc. Publisher.

https://perfect1ness.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/dualism-nondualism-pure-nondualism-as-taught-by-jesus-from-the-disappearance-of-the-universe-by-gary-renard/

 

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Pride Meaning 2017

Seq Face Paint profile 2It’s Pride weekend once again here in Denver CO. As per my annual tradition I ponder the meaning of the word Pride and what it means to me. How does this serve me? (my favorite and most useful question) As an existentialist the answer would be there is no “Me” only “Us”. We are One after all!

But alas, there are many perspectives and points of view, so here we go.

“Gay (substitute your chosen identity) PRIDE is not about being proud of the fact that we happen to be Gay. IT’S about NOT allowing others (There are no ‘others’), to make us feel shame because we are gay, IT’S about NOT allowing others (yourself), to define (y)our worth based on sexuality, IT’S about NOT allowing others, to define the love we share as less pure, less real, less deserving of recognition. GAY PRIDE is about owning who we are, whether we are butch dykes, fem queens, or the always coveted “Straight Acting” gay (again choose your identity). GAY Pride is about valuing the diversity that is humanity in all its varied presentations.”(Tom Guest, Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman, USS BATAAN (LHD-5)] With edits by author of this blog.

I share my perspective here as well as the quoted material as a way of sharing my vision, or at least what I have learned. So to follow is another perspective from Cambridge Dictionary. “Gay(Choose your Identity) Pride: the idea that gay people should not keep the fact of their sexuality secret and that they should be proud of it instead, or the social and political movement that is based on this idea: a gay pride parade.”

So which is it? In the end, meaning is based on understanding and self imposed values. It is up to each of us to decide. So Pride to me is about celebrating my uniqueness while at the same time acknowledging our Oneness. Our specialness lays on the outside and our uniform Oneness is at our core. Knowing this frees us to be ourselves while respecting others and allowing them to be who they choose. I give you the right to hate me (or love me), while reserving this right myself. This is free will and is the only real law of the land. For clarity sake, I choose Love! For Love is all there is. How this Love expresses is not up to me. My responsibility is to allow it without judgment or complaint. I am who I am.

Blessings on your Journey of Love!

Sequoia Elisabeth

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Life Leads the Way

For those who know the Universal Laws of the Universe the journey is much less treacherous. Not because one then has control but because decision making becomes so much easier. One knows what certain decisions will yield. There are numerous teachers available these days, so I suggest following your heart and exploring the world around you. Some of the teachers I have found most helpful are The Intender’s lead by Tony Burroughs, Neale Donald Walsch and his Conversations with God books, Gary Renard’s books on ACIM, and Ra’s Teaching on The Law of One. Another good book I recommend is Butterflies are Free to Fly. So with all this said, let me share an observation I have made recently.

This being an election year, we have been inundated with forgiveness lessons and examples of these Laws I mentioned. One of the laws mentioned in Tony’s books is paraphrased ‘you become like those you hate’. Hate is a powerful force opposite to what I call ego love (not God’s Love/Agape which has no opposite). Donald Trump is using this power to get into office and it is working! Those who love him are supporting, and those who hate him are also supporting him. Another law is what you focus on grows, so guess what! He is in the news every day and thus is being thrust into the minds of every voter. You see it is not our consciousness which rules our actions but the unconscious. So we are unknowingly supporting the very thing we hate. I have heard it said that worry is simply negative prayer, so if you worry that Trump may get into office you are in effect praying for this to happen!! My stance on Donald Trump is that he is an angel come to offer up a forgiveness lesson. The comparisons to Hitler and Communism are not far off. This country has been fighting fascism and communism for at least a century now and what has it got us? We are becoming the very thing we profess to hate! The USA is now what has been described as an inverse fascist state, ruled by corporations and the mighty dollar. Where nationalism has become corporatism. So who is to blame? I say no one and everyone.

Like a vehicle which is steered by the driver a country is collectively driven by the actions of all its citizens which in turn affect the direction of all the other countries making up the world. It comes down to each individual. All we really have control over is our own actions so start there! Make the best choices you can with the knowledge you have to work with. As you move forward so does the world around you or it can work in reverse – as the world moves forward it drags you along with it. If you are making conscious choices then you lead the bus so to speak. If you choose not to choose then you are just along for the ride. This is where it gets tricky, because this is a dualistic world and things tend to happen in reverse. There is no good or bad, things are just the way they have to be due to the Universal Laws. There is no control so stop thinking you are driving. With the goal of keeping this short, let me just say – Love is the answer. Love the cards you are dealt, love the situations of life whether pleasant or not. Love the people in your life, for they are simply a reflection of you. Know that appearances are deceptive and that Loving people live in Loving worlds! Forgive anything thing else that appears to be the “truth”. For Love is all there is! Anything else is delusion.

Love and Light, Sequoia

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Like a Reversible Sweater

Human beings are like a reversible sweater.  They have both a man and a woman within each of them or if you prefer a feminine and a masculine.  This has nothing to do with sex which is nothing more than the physical aspect of the body.  It is time we started thinking of human life as multiphasic.  We each have many levels which shift and flow over time, some of us more than others of course.  Some never reverse their sweater and thus never get to know their full self.  Part of doing inner exploration is opening all the doors without fear and embracing what you find.  The spirit of acceptance without any preconceived ideas of what is proper or right is a must.  The idea of congruence must also be questioned.  Why do men have to have penises and women vaginas?  Like I said sex and reproduction is a whole other topic and at this stage of the game is becoming irrelevant with over 7 billion people on earth.  So let us move on beyond this primal need to replicate.  Instead let us get to know the self before we go about making more selves.

What I know is that there is much more to life than this concept of “me”.  I exist beyond this body and will always exist with or without the body I currently experience as “me”.  I am not “me”, nor am I “you”.  We are One.  The understanding of Oneness changes the entire game… it changes everything!  There is no “me” or “you”, only we.  Like a kaleidoscope of humanness we are constantly shifting and morphing, so to get stuck on one expression of this is a game ender.  The meaning we place on words is not fixed, but many think that it is.  You are not the “you” you believe yourself to be!!  Let it go.  And above all else stop trying to “fix” yourself.  We are here to discover (dis-cover) who we are, not to manipulate or manufacture a self (a false self).  Surgery, drugs, and other external methods just end up hiding the true self, the authentic self.  Please do not be drawn into this game of the “six-million dollar person”.  No other can make you better than you already are!  Love that which is the self.  In order to do this you must really get down and see yourself… look within, without expectations, fear, or limits.  Feel who you are… close your eyes and be not deceived.  Let the Journey begin… once again, for like all journeys they tend to repeat.

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Transitions Blog Review

Transitions blog began in the last few months of 2009 after I had begun my new life as the woman I know myself to be.  The goal of transitions blog is to assist/share the process of transition in its varying forms focusing mostly on gender transition.  As different as transitions can be they share similar process.  Speaking from experience and from years of research the over 450 blog posts lay out transition into several categories, Gender having 161 posts, Spirituality 394, and Transition 444.  What I would like to do now is further define the categories and provide a review to make the various posts easier to find.

Many of the blogs are reposted several times so this is a general overview.  Spirituality is a constant theme since we live spiritual lives!  Transition is a spiritual process first and then the physical manifests (thought-word-action).  So for instance the final transition occurs spiritually before the body ever passes.  Several of the blogs discuss Suicide, since the Transgender community deals with this more than any other human group.   My take is all death is suicide because we each decide when, where, and how we pass long before we are even born.  Not that you can’t choose again, many of us do, but death need not be a mystery.  We have both fate and choice!

Gender is really about identity and resides separate from sex and orientation so this is explained in several blogs.  It is such an important topic I wrote a book about it, Sex and Sexuality – One Womans Journey of Discovery.  This eBook is available free on my website.

Spiritual principle and the Universal Laws are discussed many times since I am a minister I feel knowing these principles are a major reason for our very being!   Did you know you have 6 senses of the mind (Feb. 4, Sept 2 – 14, 2010) as tools to use on your Journey of Love?

A Love Based Society is another favorite topic of mine which ended up being an eBook, please find your free copy on my website.  The Zeitgeist movement and resource based economy captured my attention before I even started this blog and this message just grew stronger.  I see our world existing this way and being the bases for the new Age of Aquarius for which we are laying the ground work right now.  We are literally creating a new world right now, so read on and share your vision with all who will listen.  A thousand years of peace in paradise is worth focusing on, and no worries it will manifest, only the timing is in question.

Of course there are a few other various topics, but mostly transitions blog is Spiritual, Gender, or Advance Society based.  I pray you benefit from reading Transitions Blog and you will share this blog with those who are important to you.  Questions and comments are welcomed.  Please recommend topics you would like to hear more about, because frankly I have shared my vision, the rest is up to you!  It is likely Transitions Blog will be posted less and less depending on reader interest.   I write these for the betterment of mankind or at least this is my story, and I am sticking to it… just joking, the fact is all you ever do is for You, since we are all One!  Oh, yes another favorite topic… Oneness!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Mindedness

Mindedness as described in A Course In Miracles contains valuable clues to our path and to deciphering which path to choose.  Navigating life is often complex and confusing, so let this be your guide.  The following is a simplified version from ACIM Ireland and the more complex but thorough explanation is from Kenneth Wapnick, PhD. whom I feel does a splendid job of laying it all out.  Blessings in your Journey of Love!

Knowledge : the activating agent of spirit, to which it is roughly equivalent, supplying its creative energy.

Perception: the agent of choice; we are free to believe that our minds can be separated or split off from the Mind of God (wrong-mindedness), or that they can be returned to it (right-mindedness);

The split mind; can be understood as having three parts: the wrong mind, the right mind, and the part of the mind (decision maker) that chooses between them; not to be confused with the brain, which is a physical organ and thus an aspect of our bodily self.

Wrong-mindedness ;

The part of our separated and split minds that contains the ego — the voice of sin, guilt, fear, and attack; we are repeatedly asked to choose right-mindedness instead of wrong-mindedness, which imprisons us still further in the world of separation.

Right-mindedness ;

The part of our separated minds that contains the Holy Spirit — the Voice of forgiveness and reason; we are repeatedly asked to choose it instead of wrong-mindedness, to follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance rather than the ego’s, and thus return to the One-mindedness of Christ.
One-mindedness ;

The Mind of God or Christ; the extension of God which is the unified Mind of the Sonship; transcending both right- and wrong-mindedness, it exists only at the level of knowledge and Heaven.”

(A Course in Miracles – Ireland, 2013)

Please read all the way through before zipping off to explore the many links included.  I suggest reading first then doing a thoughtful review.  If you have questions, I am happy to share my knowledge.

 (adapted from the Glossary-Index for A Course in Miracles, Fourth Edition)

Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.

A Course in Miracles distinguishes two worlds: God and the ego, knowledge and perceptiontruth and illusion. Strictly speaking, every aspect of the post-separation world of perception reflects the ego. However, the Course further subdivides the world of perception into wrong- and right-mindedness. Within this framework the Course almost always uses the word “ego” to denote wrong-mindedness, while right-mindedness is the domain of the Holy Spirit, Who teaches forgiveness as the correction for the ego. Thus, we can speak of three thought systems:One-mindedness, which belongs to knowledge, and wrong- and right-mindedness which reflect the world of perception. Our discussion will follow this tripartite view of mind.

Mindedness

The accompanying chart summarizes the Course’s description of the mind. It should be examined in conjunction with the following references from the Course which deal with the relationship of spirit to mind, spirit to ego, and the three levels of mind:

T-1.V.5
T-3.IV.2-6
T-4.I.2-3
T-7.IX.1-4
W-pI.96.3-5
C-1

A Course in Miracles, therefore, is written on two levels, reflecting two basic divisions. The first level presents the difference between the One Mind and the separated mind, while the second contrasts wrong- and right-mindedness within the separated mind. On this first level, for example, the world and body are illusions made by the ego, and thus symbolize the separation. The second level relates to this world where we believe we are. Here, the world and the body are neutral and can serve one of two purposes. To the wrong-minded ego they are instruments to reinforce separation; to the right mind they are the Holy Spirit’s teaching devices through which we learn His lessons of forgiveness. On this level, illusions refer to the misperceptions of the ego; e.g., seeing attack instead of a call for love, sin instead of error.

Thus, the Course focuses on our thoughts, not their external manifestations which are really projections of these thoughts. As it says: “This is a course in cause and not effect” (T-21.VII.7:8). We are urged not to seek to change the world (effect), but to change our mind (cause) about the world (T-21.In.1:7). When lesson 193 states: “I will forgive, and this will disappear” (W-pI.193.13:3), what is meant is that our perception of the problem and any pain that comes to us from this perception disappear, not necessarily the physical expression of the problem. For example, if rain threatens proposed plans and brings upset or disappointment, we should not pray for sunshine, but rather for help in looking at the inclement weather as an opportunity we have chosen to learn a lesson in forgiveness the Holy Spirit can teach us. This is not to deny that the ego can make or affect a physical world. However, as this physical world is inherently illusory, a result of our thoughts, the Course’s emphasis is on correcting these mistaken or miscreative thoughts, which are always the true source of any problem. This correction then allows the Holy Spirit’s Love to direct our behavior in the world.

One-mindedness

The One-mindedness of Christ is the world of Heaven or knowledge: the pre-separation world of spiritlove, truth, eternity, infinity, and reality, where the oneness of God’s creation-the sum of all His Thoughts-is unbroken. It is the natural state of direct communication with God and His creation that existed before the mind of God’s Son thought of separation. In this state the perfect unity of the Trinity is maintained.

The Trinity consists of: 1) God, the Father; 2) His SonChrist, our true Self; and 3) the Holy Spirit, the Voice for God. Included in the Second Person of the Trinity are our creations, the extensions of our Self or spirit. The Second Person of the Trinity is not exclusively identified with Jesus, who is part of Christ, as we all are.

Wrong-mindedness

The ego consists of three fundamental concepts: sin: the belief that we have separated ourselves from God; guilt: the experience of having sinned, of having done something wrong which emanates from our belief that we have attacked God by usurping His role as First Cause, making ourselves our own first cause; and fear: the emotion that inevitably follows guilt, coming from our belief in sin and based on our thought that we deserve to be punished by the ego’s made-up god of vengeance.

To ensure its survival, the ego continually attracts guilt to itself, since guilt proves sin’s reality and it is sin that gave the ego birth. Once it has established guilt as real the ego teaches us never to approach or even look at it, for it says we would either be destroyed by an angry, vengeful god-a god that the ego made, in fact, to suit its purpose-intent on punishing us for our sin against him, or else annihilated in the oblivion of our own nothingness. This fear keeps the guilt and sin intact, for without seeing them as decisions of our minds we can never change our belief in them.

Left with the anxiety and terror brought on by the fear of God, our only recourse is to turn to the ego for help, since God has become our enemy. The ego’s plan of salvation from guilt has two parts: the first is denial, wherein we push our guilt out of awareness, hoping that by not seeing the problem it will not be there. Second, after the guilt is denied, we project it out from us onto another, magically hoping to be free from the guilt by unconsciously placing it outside ourselves.

Projection has two principal forms: special hate and special love relationships. In special hate relationships our self-hatred or guilt is transferred onto others, making them responsible for the misery we feel. Our anger or attackattempts to justify the projection, reinforcing others’ guilt for the sins we projected from ourselves. Special love relationships have the same goal of projecting guilt, though the form differs greatly. Our guilt teaches we are empty, unfulfilled, incomplete, and needful, all aspects of the scarcity principle. Believing this lack can never be corrected, we seek outside ourselves for those people who can complete us. Special love, thus, takes this form: I have certain special needs that God cannot meet, but you, a special person with special attributes, can meet them for me. When you do, I shall love you. If you do not, my love will turn to hate.

The ego’s world becomes divided into enemies (special hate) or savior-idols (special love), and the true Identity of Christ in others is obscured. Judgment, always based on the past rather than acceptance in the present, is the ego’s guiding principle. Through special relationships the ego sustains its existence by maintaining guilt, since using others to meet our needs constitutes an attack, and attack in any form reinforces guilt. This sets into motion the guilt-attack cycle, wherein the greater our guilt, the greater the need to project it by attacking others through special relationships, which merely adds to the guilt, increasing the need to project it.

The ego’s wrong-mindedness is a dream of separation, most clearly expressed in the physical world which was made as “an attack on God” (W-pII.3.2:1). The body’s existence is one of sicknesssuffering, and death, which witness to the seeming reality of the body as opposed to spirit, which can never suffer pain, or die. Crucifixion is the Course’s symbol of the ego, representing the belief in attack and sacrifice, where one’s gain depends on another’s loss. All aspects of the separated world are illusions, since what is of God can never be separate from Him, and therefore what seems separate from God cannot be real. This is expressed by the Course principle“ideas leave not their source”: we are an Idea (or Thought) in the Mind of God that has never left its Source.

Right-mindedness

God’s Answer to the separation is the Holy Spirit, and His plan to undo the ego is called the Atonement. A Course in Miracles employs many terms that reflect the Holy Spirit’s plan, and each is a virtual synonym for the other. They include: miracleforgivenesssalvationhealingreal worldtrue perceptionvisionface of Christreason,justiceholy instantholy relationshipfunctionhappy dreamSecond ComingWord of GodLast (Final) Judgmentresurrection, redemption, correction, awakening, and undoing.

These terms, belonging to the separated world of perception, refer to the process (the miracle) that corrects our misperceptions, shifting from hearing the ego’s voice of sin, guilt, and fear, to the Holy Spirit’s Voice of forgiveness. In this way, special or unholy relationships become holy. Without these relationships we would have no way of being freed from the guilt the ego has taught us to bury through denial, and retain through projection. The Holy Spirit turns the tables on the ego by changing its purpose for projection into an opportunity to see this denied guilt in another, thereby bringing it back within which allows us finally to change our minds about it.

While the practice of forgiveness, or undoing guilt, is usually experienced as complex and long term, it can be understood essentially as a three-step process (see, e.g., T-5.VII.6; W-pI.23.5; W-pI.70.1-4; W-pI.196.7-11). The first step reverses the projection as we realize that the guilt is not in another but in ourselves. Second, now that the guilt has been brought to our attention and we recognize that its source is in us, we undo this decision by choosing to see ourselves as guiltless Sons of God, rather than guilty sons of the ego. These two steps are our responsibility; the final one is the Holy Spirit’s, Who is able to take the guilt from us now that we have released it to Him, looking at it with His Love beside us, and thus without judgment and guilt. This looking without judgment, in gentle laughter, is the meaning of forgiveness. Using the workbook as our guide, we become trained over time to hear the Holy Spirit’s Voice, learning that all things are opportunities to learn forgiveness (W-pI.193).

Illustrative of this process-aspect of forgiveness are the references under periods of unsettling and bringing darkness (illusions) to the light (truth), as well as workbook lesson 284. These reflect the almost inevitable difficulty that results when one begins to take the Holy Spirit’s lessons seriously, and allows the deeply denied guilt to begin to surface in one’s consciousness.

When our guilt is finally undone, right-mindedness having corrected wrong-mindedness, the bridge to the real world is complete. The memory of God dawns within our minds, as all interferences to it have been removed and we see the face of Christ in all people. This world of illusion and separation ends as God takes the last step, reaching down and lifting us unto Himself. Restored to the One-mindedness of Christ, “we are home, where … [God] would have us be” (T-31.VIII.12:8).” (FACIM, 2013)

Sequoia Elisabeth 🙂

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Ownership Revisited Conclusion

In conclusion of our series on ownership, ownership as a concept in the LBE (Love Based Economy/Society) is abandoned because each person realizes the illusion inherent in ownership.  We as an enlightened society, embrace honesty and truth to the point that it pervades each aspect of society.

The idea of paying for the right to use something that was originally meant for all beings to share simply is no longer acceptable.  The present conditions we impose on each other where created for the economic system to operate.  Think about it for a minute.

You do work of some type and are paid for it, you then turn around and pay others for services you need to survive. It is a contrived system that separates and stratifies society, and simply does not allow equality!  This system served its purpose and now it is time to move on to a cashless system where we no longer have to get something before we give of ourselves.  Each person in a LBE realizes the source of all love, accepts their role in this love, and acts with compassion.

Gaia or Nature truly “owns” everything on earth as she provides the materials and can destroy anything we create.  The idea of ownership when you really think about it is absurd.  Even if you create something wonderful, it is not yours because you got the inspiration from Holy Spirit, and used materials from Gaia or Nature, all you did was put them together in your own unique way.  Now yes this is a great gift and makes the world a beautiful place to live, but it is not ownership.  It is giving.

With no ownership this frees us to live a life of safety and security.  If citizens know they have food to eat, clean water to drink, a warm place to sleep and other people to love and support them doesn’t this provide a powerful platform to live your life from?  There is no concern about who’s home you live in, or who’s food you eat or who’s clothing you wear, because you know in your heart that it is yours as much as anyone’s.  Each person in a LBE honors possession as the law, and at the same time each person only takes what they need never taking that which is being used by another.  In each moment they think about others’ needs above their own.  This is a compassionate and loving way to live; this is a Love Based Economy.

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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For more info on a cashless society please read the free ebook linked above.  Also visit http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com to see the resource based economy advocated by Peter Joseph.  Our greatest resource is Love 😉

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God Is All There Is

Oneness or Unity is the most important cosmology you will ever understand.  It can be summed up in the simple statement, God is all there is.  Take a moment now and reflect on the meaning of this.

Oneness is all inclusive and very simple; however the reality in this ego world is separation struggles to maintain a hold on life. Ego demonstrates thru turmoil, conflict, hate, fear, loneliness and death. The only way to move beyond the illusion of separation is to embrace it; to see it for what it is; an illusion. When something comes up you recognize as separation, simply acknowledge it, see beyond it and then just leave separation behind. Ignore it, it has no power. Instead focus on the Truth. The Truth is we are One unified and whole being. We are Gaia!

Oneness is Unity expressed, it is love thy neighbor as thy love’s oneself, it is making decisions with the consideration of seven generations to come, it is knowing we are all made of ‘Starstuff’, and it is so much more. Oneness is the realization that everyone you meet is a part of YOU, and you are Great Spirit, Universal Intelligence, or God. You have this in common with everything as well as everyone you meet.  They are you and you are they.  Each person is individual and connected at the same time.

What you give, you give to yourself, since we are all one.  What you deny for another, you deny yourself.  What you say about another you say about yourself!  What comes around goes around…When you heal yourself – you heal the world!  You are using the same mind as Albert Einstein or Mother Theresa.   You are ONE with GOD, in a word you are GOD, expressing as the individual you are.  Each form or “thing” you see is unique onto itself.

No two snowflakes are the same, yet a snowflake is similar to all other snowflakes. This goes for all other forms as well, rain drops, grains of sand, trees, people, etc.  And even in each moment you are different.  The “you” of last week is different from the “you” of now, which is depicted in this picture of Neo from the Matrix Movie.  The Divine Paradox is: all is the One/Same, yet appears separate/different.  When you meet someone new they are unique and yet they are YOU.  When life is lived from a place of Oneness we become aware of the bond that connects all of life and things are never the same again!

“What is arising now is not a new belief system, a new religion, spiritual ideology, or mythology. We are coming to the end not only of mythologies but also of ideologies and belief systems.  The change goes deeper than the content of your mind, deeper than your thoughts.  In fact, at the heart of the new consciousness lies the transcendence of thought, a newfound ability of rising above thought, of realizing a dimension within yourself that is infinitely more vast than thought.” Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, Page 21-22

This dimension is the Oneness I speak of.  It is something which must be experienced to truly be known, and once the connection is made it becomes a part of you and cannot be lost.  By simply being aware of this Oneness you are shining light on the shadows and allowing yourself to move beyond thought into the light.

On the New Earth each person is aware of Oneness and how it relates to them and the rest of existence.  As we look around the realization connects – this is exactly what is happening now all over the world!  People are awakening to Divine Oneness and embracing the New Earth.

Nameste’

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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The Truth About Bullies

We have been hearing much about bullying in the schools and elsewhere recently.  It is being blamed for suicide, criminal behavior, and general pain and suffering.  Once you understand what is going on, the blaming can stop and the healing can begin.

Bullying is a vicious cycle that is handed down from generation to generation, by individuals who simply are not aware of what they do.  They are generally more concerned about themselves than they are about others.  Yes, I speak of the parents who in their struggle to survive, ignore their children and sometimes even abuse them.  Bullying is something that must be learned and it is often a byproduct of neglect and abuse.

Looking closer it is something we can all relate to, even those who grew up in loving supportive families.  Why is this?   I mean if bullies are from broken homes, how can an average child relate to this?  There must be more to this than meets the eye!

The fact is we all have to deal with bullies to some degree because it is a rite of passage!  Not that it is required, however we all have egos and part of growing up is facing the ego.  The Oneness Principle that I speak so often about dictates that there is only one, so everyone you meet is a reflection of you or an aspect of you.  Some people refer to this as meeting your dark side.  (You will find whatever you are looking for, i.e. expecting)

Have the courage to stand your ground while not stooping to the bully’s level.  Fighting only makes it worse, whether you use fists, words, or other retaliations.   What you give is what you receive!  Do onto others as you would have done to you.  If someone bullies you, calls you bad names, hits you, harasses you, etc. then your re-action will determine the outcome.

First of all understand they have probably endured the very same thing and are simply passing it along.  They are in pain also, and are venting in the only way they know how.  It is a compensation behavior designed to feel better, but unfortunately it only makes the pain worse.  Oh, it may work temporarily to relieve the pain by giving it to someone else, but since this is a circle it only comes back!  And usually it has picked up momentum and hurts worse.  It can be a dead end street that leads to drastic places, like prison, and suicide for both the bully and the “victim”.

There are no victims my friends, only volunteers!  The victim mentality is of the ego and serves to prove its existence.   There is no enemy here, not even the ego!  This is very important to understand.  There is only you!  The answer is Love, Self -Love ultimately, but it can start by loving others, including the bully.

Even if you cannot forgive the bully at first, simply withhold judgment or any action and know they simply are crying out for love and do not understand what is really going on.  No action is necessary, but if you feel the need then stand up for yourself and seek assistance from someone in authority, a teacher, parent, policeman, counselor, or adult friend.  Maturity is what the situation demands.  Talking about the situation can be a great relief.  Understand that you are not alone.  Seek and ye shall find.  Remember the bully needs more help than you do!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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The Matrix of Oneness

The concept of Oneness is essential to the New Earth, so I would like to revisit this concept, understanding, philosophy, life style, and/or way of being.  Oneness once fully understood and integrated totally shifts your experience of life itself.  It could be said this is enlightenment, although once you understand Oneness you realize you already are enlightened.  This is the beauty of Oneness!

Oneness is all inclusive and very simple in concept, but the reality in this ego world is that separation is struggling to maintain a hold on life. This shows up in turmoil, conflict, hate, fear, and loneliness. The only way to move beyond the illusion of separation is to embrace it and see it for what it is; an illusion. When something comes up that you recognize as separation, simply acknowledge it, see beyond it and then just leave separation behind as a concept. Ignore it, it has no power. Instead focus on the Truth. The Truth is that we are One unified and whole being. We are Gaia!

Oneness is Unity expressed, it is love thy neighbor as thy love’s oneself, it is making decisions with the consideration of seven generations to come, it is knowing we are all made of ‘Starstuff’, and it is so much more. Oneness is the realization that everyone you meet is a part of Great Spirit, Universal Intelligence, or God, just like you are, and you have this in common with everything as well as everyone you meet. Each person is individual and connected at the same time.

What you give, you give to yourself, since we are all one.  What you deny for another, you deny yourself.  What you say about another you say about yourself!  What comes around goes around…When you heal yourself, you heal the world!  You are using the same mind as Albert Einstein, or Mother Theresa.   You are ONE with GOD, in a word you are GOD, expressing as the individual you are.  Each form or “thing” you see is unique onto itself.

No two snowflakes are the same, yet a snowflake is like all other snowflakes, just not identical. This goes for all other forms as well.  And even in each moment you are different.  The “you” of last week is different from the “you” of now, which is depicted in this picture of Neo from the Matrix Movie.  The Divine Paradox is: all is the One/Same, yet appears separate/different.  When you meet someone new they are unique and yet they are YOU.  When life is lived from a place of Oneness we become aware of the bond that connects all of life and things are never the same again!

“What is arising now is not a new belief system, a new religion, spiritual ideology, or mythology. We are coming to the end not only of mythologies but also of ideologies and belief systems.  The change goes deeper than the content of your mind, deeper than your thoughts.  In fact, at the heart of the new consciousness lies the transcendence of thought, a newfound ability of rising above thought, of realizing a dimension within yourself that is infinitely more vast than thought.” Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, Page 21-22

This dimension is the Oneness I speak of.  It is something which must be experienced to truly know what it is, but once that connection is made it is a part of you and cannot be lost.  By simply being aware of this Oneness you are shining light on the shadows and allowing yourself to move beyond thought.

On the New Earth each person is aware of what Oneness is and how it relates to them and the rest of existence, which is exactly what is happening now all over the world!  People are awakening to Divine Oneness and embracing the New Earth.

Nameste’

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Equality

Equality is a fairly simple concept and I would like to shed some new light on this topic.  It can apply to just about any subject once it is understood, including marriage, race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin/ethnicity or handicap/disability.

What is really at issue here?  Do all humans have equal rights?  Do we really want every human to have equal rights?  How does one decide who has rights and who does not?  At what age does a human have rights?  Do they ever end and did they ever begin?

These are tricky questions and each person will have their own point of view to offer, so as a society what is right, if that is possible?  As you may or may not know nothing is right or wrong lest you make it so.

This blog takes the Spiritual perspective and so I will avoid the dualistic political debates here and point out that Truth lies in Unity Consciousness.  Meaning there is no them, other, opposing view.  Only what you perceive.  New Thought Spirituality, ACIM, the Vedas and others teach that God is all there is, so all is God.  This means there cannot be a duality or the duality is contained within the One.

Using the Yin-Yang symbol we can say God is that which is both inside & outside the circle.  The portion inside is Man or the duality of good/bad, male/female, etc.  The other observation you may have made here is that all is balanced in this symbol and indeed this is the ideal.  However, all is fluid in reality and thus it is constantly shifting, shaping, and forming.

Equality is desirable because this is our concept of Peace, however I will point out that all is balanced right now because all is of the ONE.  The shape, form, and expression is constantly changing; however all elements are present, so all is balanced.  This is the power of Oneness and why this concept has been taught on some level since time began.  We are all ONE, meaning equality is inherint or inalienable! How society chooses to express this equality is in the details and we all know not to sweat the details.

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The New Golden Age Is Awakening

The first step of transition to the new Golden Age is awakening.  It began many years ago and slowly more and more people are awakening to Oneness.  It is this awareness of Divine Oneness that is instrumental in this shift to a higher state of being.  Oneness is divine reality, it is a connection beyond the physical, and astral planes to a level of source.  This source can best be described as Love – Unconditional Love.

The next step is accepting this Love as not only our source but our very being!  No matter what we do, say, or feel Love remains our core.  The various forms it takes are unlimited, and this is what makes each person, place, and thing unique.  It is this individuality that gives richness to our Oneness.

When this singular concept is contemplated, digested, and integrated change cannot help but manifest.  We are all on this journey together from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, just to give it a name.  Once you were born the path was laid out – destiny foretold!  There are still choices to be made and soul contracts to be fulfilled.  Life is a process, a process of learning, growing, and expanding.  Just look at the Universe itself!  It has been doing this since the Big Bang.

“Ages are believed by some astrologers to affect mankind while other astrologers believe the ages correlate to the rise and fall of mighty civilizations and cultural tendencies. (I believe it is both) Aquarius traditionally “rules” electricity, computers, flight, democracy, freedom, humanitarianism, idealists, modernization, astrology, nervous disorders, rebels and rebellion. Other keywords and ideas believed associated with Aquarius are nonconformity, philanthropy, veracity, perseverance, humanity and irresolution. The appearance or elevation in status of many of these Aquarian developments over the last few centuries is considered by many astrologers to indicate the proximity of the Aquarian age. There is no uniform agreement about the relationship of these recent Aquarian developments and the Age of Aquarius. Some astrologers believe that the influence of a New Age is experienced before it arrives because of a cuspal effect or Orb of Influence. Other astrologers believe the appearance of Aquarian developments indicate the actual arrival of the Age of Aquarius.” (Wikipedia, 2012)

Each Age lasts 2150 years and although humans are not in agreement as to exactly when Piscean age ends and the Aquarian age begins all one must do is look both at the world at large and deep within their own heart to know this shift is taking place right now.  2012 is instrumental in this shift because it is my belief and understanding that a tipping point is achieved this year.  With approximately 7 billion people on the earth change takes time and this shift goes in stages.

A Resource Based Economy/Love Based Society is central to the new Age of Aquarius, and I encourage you to read up on these topics and let go of what you think reality is all about.  The world you see around you is a function of your beliefs and your level of understanding.  I have written an eBook on this topic, “a Love Based Society”, and invite you to not only read my eBook but write your own.  Give us your view of the Aquarian Age!  What kind of world do you desire to live in?

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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A Cell In The Body Of God

A group was discussing how we relate to god.

Is he out there and we here?   What do we mean by oneness?   Many other questions were raised.  I have always loved that we are a wave in the ocean of God, but then a more ‘scientific’ and realistic analogy came to me.  I shared I felt we were a cell in the body of god.  Many different cells living, dying, and all a part with a purpose in this body of god.

Another thought I have shared and wondered about is how our energies as a peacemaker help humanity even when we are not ‘doing’ anything – just being.   I believe this is true but how?

These two ideas came together when I read: Just as there are specialized cells in the physical heart that set the rate and tone of heart activity, so do we affect those around us and beyond us now as we radiate the energy, vibration and consciousness of peace.

The footnote explained that these cells are called the SA (sinoatrial) pacemaker cells and are located in the SA node in the upper right section of the heart.  Although all of the heart’s cells possess the  potential to generate these electrical impulses (or ‘action potentials’) that trigger cardiac activity, the sinoatrial node is what normally initiates it, simply because it generates impulses slightly faster (higher frequency) than the other areas.  Because the sinoatrial node is responsible for the rest of the heart’s electrical activity, it is sometimes called the primary pacemaker.   We, as higher energy peace beings in the world act similarly in the “Heart of Humanity”.

Now look at this closer.  Each person plays different roles in life, just as different cells in the body play their roles.  Leucocytes (White Blood Cells) are the “cops” involved in defending the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials.  Erythrocytes (Red Blood Cells) are the delivery persons of the body bringing oxygen to the body.  And the list goes on with each cell type of the body corresponding to a function in life!  Brain cells are simply neurochemical translators so they function to provide commands and interpret signals like lawyers do.  I will allow you to be creative here because I think you get the point.   Each person is who they are and this is their purpose!  Even criminals serve a purpose.  Just as bacteria and viruses do.  Without them it would not be earth.

Look closely at your life and ask what type of cell you are.  Does this serve you?  Are you reaching your full potential?  What can you do to fully live your purpose?  There are two sides to every coin so if you are giving, someone else is receiving, and we all play both parts at one time or the other.  If you are an angel it means at some point you were a devil or will be.  This is how we gain the wisdom to be compassionate!

When going through your day understand that the stupid politician on TV or jerk who cuts you off in traffic are just playing their role and you have a choice as to how you react or even better act in response.  You may be the antagonist or the protagonist!  You may forgive or condemn.  The choice is yours, but then maybe that is your purpose.

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All I Ask

Just to clarify, I am calling for the end of all borders, release of the concept of land ownership, religions to let go of any dogma, wall street and the like to be shut down all over the world, and the large organized governments dissolved.  The people are free to make their own decisions and create community where they live which is fully by the people and for the people.   High value is placed on integrity, authenticity, and mutual cooperation.  The concept of Oneness is embraced by every person on earth.  Gaia is one being and each of us is a part of the whole.  Peace, Perfection and Wholeness are now the rule; there is no need for exception as we have experienced that and see beyond it!

Borders have gone away.  We no longer need to define borders as they will shift with the times.  The land itself has energy and the people of that land will define it.  That space is honored and respected for what it is.  Recognized for its inherent value, it will shift and change over time, frequently at first, but eventually becoming constant and harmonious.

Land ownership is absolved.  The land belongs to Gaia and cannot be owned, just as any person cannot be owned.  It is wrong to enslave people so we will not enslave the earth!  Respectful and Grateful ceremony surrounds all use of the land which is taught our children from birth.  We learn to work in harmony with the creatures of earth and to use Gaia’s resources with respect and gratitude.  All food is raised with loving intent including animals, insects, sea life and the plants.  Processing food now means we bless the food and prepare it with care and love.  Gaia comes first!

The process of shifting away from ownership is slow, so the house is still owned and so are the objects within, but with an attitude of responsibility and honor.  These things serve our needs and are shared freely.  If someone needs a roof to protect them for a night, doors open freely and space is shared with respect because all understand the concept of Oneness.  What is done on someone else is done to you, and we have evolved to feel it also.  If your fellow man is hurt you feel it, if they are Joyous you feel it, these are capabilities innate to our being but have been shut down in the past.  No longer do we forgo this gift!

Religions open their doors to everyone and no longer teach separation.  The ceremony is preserved but interpreted to reflect Oneness and that particular religions take on it.  Other beliefs are respected and not only tolerated but embraced.  Many religions merge over time and many are now the few, all with Oneness as their core.  Love is taught in churches, schools and in the home.  There is no stronger force in the Universe.

Wall Street is shut down because it serves the few and not the many.  The financial markets are dissolved as money becomes less and less important in the daily functioning of life.  All money is backed by a finite source such as gold, silver or platinum.  As such this money is of Gaia and is no longer used as a means of power and control.  It is simply a tool to facilitate trade and honor those you love.

Large governments are no longer needed so they are dissolved.  The people take responsibility for their own lives and form communities to support one another.  Government is truly by the people and for the people – all people equally.  Difference is respected and seen as one aspect of the whole.  It is our similarities which bind us, but our differences are the sauce that adds value.  Just as each cell in the body has a purpose and role to play, so does each person, creature and thing on Earth (Gaia).

Man made laws are no longer necessary because we realize that Oneness precludes law.   Each person understands their connection to the whole and to do harm is unthinkable.  If it does occur we realize that punishment is inherent in the system, so individuals are not responsible for this.  Universal Law operates without any governance and is taught in all churches, schools and homes.   It is woven into every story and demonstrated by our very lives.  Universal Law is our source.  Oneness is its expression.

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The Nature Of Consciousness

The word consciousness is being used often these days, so I think to fully appreciate the depth and meaning of this word and this age we now live in we should take a closer look.   Transition has been and will always be a major part of life.  Are you prepared for it? 

Gender transition is one aspect of a much greater change or transition that is occurring right now and has been taking place over the last 150 years or so.  I find it interesting that so many transgender individuals are coming out these days as the environment or consciousness evolves to a greater acceptance level.  So much of the fear, guilt and angst surrounding any deviant or anti-social behavior has been given rise by the religious institutions of the past.  Once again this is a product of the level of consciousness at the time. 

The Mayan calendar is not a calendar of time, but of consciousness!  The last wave of consciousness begins today Mar. 9th starting an awakening of Universal Consciousness.  The calendar ends on Oct. 28th 2011, meaning this cycle of consciousness is coming to an end.  Many of you have probably been aware of this consciousness before, because the previous cycles have prepared us.  Those who were firmly rooted in the other levels of consciousness may have missed this preparation and thus are being introduced to it now.  This is a good thing.  Nothing is required other than being open and receptive. 

While this sounds easy, if you are firmly rooted in the old ways you will first have to release yourself from its grip.  A purging must occur!  Before a cup can be filled it must be emptied first!  The good news is that consciousness is expanding and growing so there is no going back.  There is no more nightmare!!  Let it go!  Carefully consider what is serving you and be honest with yourself.  Step into the new world or new earth with your heart open and your mind quiet.  The only way to hear Great Spirit’s guidance is to quiet the mind and listen with your heart.  The first time I heard this I said, “What?”  That seemed absurd to me, but after some introspection and research I discovered how to do this.  WOW, what an awakening!  With this final wave of consciousness this will be so much easier than in the past.  Try the meditation at the bottom of the page.

A few suggestions to make the shift easier, stop using fluoride toothpaste, stop drinking soda and esp. the diet ones (artificial sweeteners block your mental function), stop using white processed foods (like sugar, flour, etc.), and move your body (be active).  The only way to know if this works is to experiment.  Use whole wheat, natural sugar, and grains for a whole week and see how you feel.  The same goes for the other items to remove.  Try it for at least a week, up to a month and notice how you are feeling.  Write a diary if you like.  I did this and was amazed at the difference it makes.  I also did a colon cleanse and fasting which is a great way to get started.  Once the toxins are removed from the system it is much easier to introduce new foods.  Remember like attracts like, so the more you eat these natural foods the easier it gets. 

Getting back to consciousness I will close here with a recap.  Firstly consciousness is a thought energy that embodies a level of awareness.  The Arabic describe it as layers of veil.  As each veil is removed the individual is that much closer to the mind of God.  I will add that it is like an onion, as the skins are removed your consciousness is that much closer to the Prime Creator.  When you get to the center, you discover nothing.  There is no central core to an onion, just as you cannot see the Prime Creator.  The connection is through your feelings, and thus the importance of listening with your heart!  The mind is a tool for connecting you to this world and it is perfect for that, but if you wish to connect to consciousness itself or Prime Creator/God then open your heart and feel.

Let go of what no longer serves you and look closely here.  Embrace the new earth by changing your diet and being aware of your awareness!  Seek higher awareness, and your dreams come alive!  For me this is about living from my soul or soulful living! 

 😉 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Ps. Try imagining that you are whatever you see.  See life from the perspective of a beetle, tree, flower, table, Moammar Gadhafi, Jesus, your Mom, Barack Obama, a cat, etc… this is the perspective of GOD, I am that, I am…

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Oneness Is The Key

The concept of Oneness is the key to a Love Based Economy, so I would like to revisit this concept, understanding, philosophy, life style, and/or way of being.  Oneness once fully understood and integrated totally shifts your experience of life itself.  It could be said that this is enlightenment, although once you understand Oneness you see that you already are enlightened.  This is the beauty of Oneness!   

Oneness is all inclusive and very simple in concept, but the reality in this ego world is that separation is struggling to maintain a hold on your life. This shows up in turmoil, conflict and loneliness. The only way to move beyond the illusion of separation is to embrace it and see it for what it is; an illusion. When something comes up that you recognize as separation, simply acknowledge it, see beyond it and then just leave separation behind as a concept. Ignore it, it has no power. Instead focus on the Truth. The Truth is that we are One, unified and whole being. We are Gaia!

Oneness is Unity expressed, it is love thy neighbor as thy love’s oneself, it is making decisions with the consideration of seven generations to come, it is knowing we are all made of ‘Starstuff’, and it is so much more. Oneness is the realization that everyone you meet is a part of Great Spirit, Universal Intelligence, or God, just like you are, and that you have that in common with everything as well as everyone you meet. Each person is individual and connected at the same time. 

What you give, you give to yourself, since we are all one. What you deny for another, you deny yourself. When you heal yourself, you heal the world! You are using the same mind as Albert Einstein, or Mother Theresa.   You are ONE with GOD, in a word you are GOD, expressing as the individual that you are. Each form or “thing” you see is unique onto itself. This means that no two snowflakes are the same and yet a snowflake is like all other snowflakes, but not identical. This goes for all other forms as well. This is why when you meet someone new they are unique and yet they are YOU.  The only constant in this universe is change, so embrace change and honor each form you meet. When life is lived from a place of Oneness we become aware of the bond that connects all of life. 

“What is arising now is not a new belief system, a new religion, spiritual ideology, or mythology. We are coming to the end not only of mythologies but also of ideologies and belief systems.  The change goes deeper than the content of your mind, deeper than your thoughts.  In fact, at the heart of the new consciousness lies the transcendence of thought, a newfound ability of rising above thought, of realizing a dimension within yourself that is infinitely more vast than thought.” Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, Page 21-22

This dimension is the Oneness I speak of.  It is something that must be experienced to truly know what it is, but once that connection is made it is a part of you and cannot be lost.  By simply being aware of this Oneness you are shining light on the shadows and allowing yourself to move beyond thought.

In order for a Love Based Economy to work, each person needs to be aware of what Oneness is and how it relates to them and the rest of existence.  The good news is that this is exactly what is happening now all over the world!  People are awakening to Divine Oneness and embracing it. 

Nameste’  🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Christ Mas

This is the time of year when we are reminded of Christ consciousness and its relationship to our lives.  The very word itself is an indication of what this season is all about.  Christ in metaphysical terms means centered or anointed one.  The word “mas” in Spanish means “more”.   So thus we have it in simple terms.  This season is about getting more centered or literally, centered more. 

The word “anoint” means to dedicate to the service of God, or in other words, to make sacred and whole.  The ceremony (Christmas morning/Christmas eve) is a way of connecting to Spirit and setting intentions.  It is an acknowledgment of Oneness with God. The symbology is important this season because when you share gifts it is a way of saying to the recipient, “you are sacred to me”.  On Christmas morning you are anointing those you love with gifts.  The actual item is far less important than the Loving intention (Christ consciousness) that goes into the gift.  It is the gift in the gift! 

When thought of in this manner the Spirit of Christ Mas is brought to life!  This year when you are sitting around the tree and sharing gifts, share also the Christ Consciousness.  In short, move outside yourself (ego mind) and connect with the One (God) which is present in each person in your life.   

This is how Santa delivers millions of presents in one night!  Through Christ Consciousness the Spirit works through us all!! May you be Blessed this season 😉

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Loving Perspectives

Everything you say is a prayer, so accept this as my prayer.  I am not my body; I am a Spiritual Being having a human experience.  However my body appears, I created it to fully experience the results.  This means if I am bullied, abused, laughed at, murdered or admired, loved, desired, feigned over, I chose this experience at a level of awareness beyond this world.  Please allow me this experience! 

Why I chose this experience is not important.  What is important is that I embrace the experience accepting it fully.  I am listening to the still small voice within my heart for guidance.  The loud and often obnoxious voice in my head is ignored, in a polite fashion if possible. 

Faith need not be blind.  By listening to the feelings in the heart you are guided to your highest expression.  While faith cannot be touched or seen, it can be felt and experienced in ways that if pursued reveal themselves along the path. 

Since I am not my body, I do not die.  The body will fall away and in energetic terms change form.  The identity of that body will die and others will mourn the loss of this physical form.  The Spirit within that body moves on to other experiences.  Those in the physical realm will not be able to discern this Spirit from others.  Like a drop of water that rejoins the Ocean the Spirit remains alive and continues to flow.

Universal Consciousness knows not good or bad and never judges the physical world.  These constructions are created in the illusion of control.  Nothing is good or bad, it simple is.  How you experience it just is, unless you place a good or bad label upon it.  Placing judgment in this fashion is not good or bad, but serves you in some way.  Let it be.  (In the Oneness philosophy, “Judge not lest ye be judged” means there is only one to do the judgment!) 

Events always happen for a reason, although that reason is not always apparent.  Perceiving the reason is often helpful in accepting the event just the way it transpired.  However it is not required to understand the reason.  This is where faith comes in. 

This body is my vehicle for experience in the world.  I use it to communicate Love.  I give Love by sharing my body with others, by observing other’s Loving acts, and by sharing thoughts through writing, speaking and action.  

Any circumstance in my life is to these ends.  The specific events are meaningless, it is the Love communicated that gives life meaning.  My accomplishments are measured in the amount of Love I communicate.  I cannot fail, because I feel this Love as it circulates through this world as my blood flows through my body!  Oneness is so much more profound than most give it credit for.  I am the Love I seek.  I am that, I am. 

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Gaia – Divine Mother

If God is all there is, then that means there is only one mind the mind of God.  Each and every thing, person, plant, animal, and organism is God.   Oneness is the order of the day, it is the new philosophy that is changing the face of earth.  Just as the realization that the Earth is not the center of the Universe, or that the world is not flat.  Oneness will transform the world we live in to the Aquarian Peace that is predicted.  Consider a moment that the Earth is one organism, that it is alive and functions much like all organisms.  Let us see Gaia as the Divine Mother that she is.

Every creature or complex life form has many working parts.  Each of these parts needs to serve its proper function for the creature to be healthy.  Let’s compare with humans for a minute.  Our body is made up of cells, and those cells create the structure and function of our bodies.  Earth is also made up of many living parts like cells, and humans are a part of the system.  This is what is called the holographic effect.  Everything is made up of parts resembling the larger and the smaller whole.  Each cell of our bodies contain worlds unto themselves, just as our world is echoed throughout the Universe. 

Each cell in our body has a purpose or function.  Skin cells hold the body in, gives us shape and form, protects the inner environment from the outside elements, and allows the body to function in very different  conditions.  The Bone cells provide structure and strength to the body as well as produce blood cells.  Nerve cells are how we communicate.  Gaia has these systems also and we are a part of that.

There are plants that act like lymph cells filtering sunlight, converting this to energy and producing oxygen while they filter the air of carbon dioxide.  The animals each have a function as does every creature on earth and within.  What purpose does the human have?  I would like to say that we are like brain cells and provide the intelligence on earth, but I am afraid that is not the case.  I would say that human’s role here is to be observers, to be aware of who and what we are.  We are witnesses to the Divine Cosmic dance of life.  Our bodies are vehicles for doing this and the One mind operates through us to this end.  As much as we try to do things, 99.9% of that is busy work.  The real service we play here are vehicles of consciousness. 

Just as each cell has it purpose and function, Humans have theirs and if a cell deviates from that purpose and function they become cancerous.  In order for humans to rid themselves of cancer they must first stop being a cancer!   Each person on earth need ask themselves, what is my purpose here?  Am I fulfilling that purpose?  And if not, how can I re-align with that purpose?  Consider that each person is born into a family and that family has a history of doing a certain type of work.  Everything happens for a reason, so consider your place in life and allow yourself to thrive in that place.  This is what being yourself is all about. 

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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