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081205_rainier_cloud_02Learn to be present.

Practice hearing the voices in your head
without becoming involved and without

And take it on faith that any
voice, internal or external, that is
telling you that
is not the voice
of your
True Nature.

The reason acceptance isn’t more popular
is that in acceptance
there is nothing to do.

In acceptance there is nothing “wrong”
that needs to be changed, fixed, worked
on or otherwise improved.

And the simple,
mind boggling amazing
is that as soon as you accept yourself

…all those “character flaws”



those “flaws” have their
only existence
in nonacceptance,
in self-hate…

Once I catch on to how this
self-hate process works,
I see that it goes on all the time,

When I see this to be true,
self-hate ceases to be a private,
secret thing I do
that proves I’m a bad person.

I can begin to take it less personally.

At some point,
now or later,
you’re going to have to risk
Being You
in order to find out
who that really is.

Not the conditioned you,
not the you you’ve been taught
to believe you are,
who you really are.

And this perhaps will be
the scariest,
the most loving,
the most rewarding
thing you have ever done.

excerpted from There is Nothing Wrong With You:
Going Beyond Self-Hate
Author: Cheri Huber

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The theme is love.  Starting with yesterday’s blog post
and through February 14th, I will post variations on the
subject of what makes the world go round.


as much as you can
from where you are
with what you’ve got.
That’s the best you
can ever do.
It does no good to
search frantically for
peace, to seek
anxiously after love,
joy or freedom.
If you want joy,
be joyful.
If you want peace,
be peaceful.

~Cheri Huber~
American Zen Buddhist

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I want you to do something. I want you to deal with this for the following week:
`This is my world, and in my world I am good.´ And I want you to apply that to
your lives. I want you to write what it means to you and how it can change your
lives if you realize it thoroughly. In your own lives, in your own world, you are
good. And, if you are good, and if you believe you are good, what changes might
you make? How might your attitude be altered?
Seth (ESP Class, 11-21-72)

I pulled this section out of a much longer explanation that Seth gives to the
question: why do people kill each other, why is there war?  I think I see what
Seth is saying here that peace must begin with me.  And what is inner peace
but to align with your own inherent goodness.

It must be then that if I am looking through a lens that says the world is
sometimes not a safe place it is because I am sometimes not a safe place.  And
I say that because it seems I am willing to still give myself to the belief that
I am not good enough in some ways.  During happier times, this voice seems
very quiet but other times, especially during “contrast-y” times it feels like
thunder rolling through me.  I realize that if I don’t see myself as good, if
I’m not at peace, if I am not a safe place, then how can anything in my world
reflect that.

I want to live right here and now, as if I and everything is intrinisically good.
I know deep down I truly believe this.  I just have practiced it’s opposite and
when the contrast hits the fan, everything like it seems to rise to the surface.
Well why is that?  Maybe it’s a call to heal this once and for all.  Maybe it’s
a call to really *consciously* question what I am willing to give myself to?  Am I
willing to give myself to my goodness, am I willing to give myself to I am a good,
safe and peaceful place?  Because that is who I really am and I do know this to
be true.

Now, am I willing to live what I know to be the truth, as truth?

Love, Bethie

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When you are present in this moment,
you break the continuity of your story, of past and future.

Then true intelligence arises, and also LOVE.

The only way that LOVE can come into your life is not through form,
but through the inner spaciousness that is presence.

LOVE has no form. The world can only change from within.

Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Amidst the World

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I had this dream last night.  I was in my living room and I heard
a voice from behind me say: your fears are not real.

And I got it.  My fears, my worries, my concerns, my judgments,
all these distractions are not real.  They don’t exist without an
effort on the little, locally focused me to breathe life into them,
build a story around them, etc.  They are the dream I am waking
up from.

I’m so excited about actually knowing that.  And just as excited
about the voice.  It spoke in a language I understood but it wasn’t
male or female.  I don’t actually know what it was.  Perhaps because
I’ve been focused on not acknowledging all these distractions, it
created an opening for the Field/Universe/Source to tell me what they
really are: not real.  It’s amazing how I have been solidly behind
what is not real until I was ready to give it up.  I’ve heard people say
“it’s all an illusion” for eons and it almost bugged me.  What the hell
does that mean?  If I’m living it, it’s no illusion.  Now I understand.

And that leads me back to what is real.  That Love is back of all things
and maybe that’s the voice that spoke to me, gender less, form less

Love you all, Bethie

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It is difficult to see the picture
when you are inside of the frame.

— Author Unknown

Great quote, but what does it mean?

When we are enmeshed in identifying with our own story,
whatever it is, we can’t see the bigger picture or perhaps
even the picture at all.

How do we step out of the story and into a more neutral,
observer state?

There are many ways really.  One is to cultivate a willingness
to suspend judgment about a thing.   Refrain from drawing any
final conclusions.  Understanding that the nature of all things is
continually unfolding.

Another way to slip into one who observes you in the story – without
actually engaging in the whole of it emotionally, is to ask the first
two questions of Byron Katie’s work:

Is this true?
Can I absolutely know that this is true?

Once you ask the questions it seems to automatically snap you out
of being in the story while you question it’s validity in the first

How else might we slip from one who is ‘in the frame’ to one who
is ‘outside of the frame’?  Or phrased Abraham’s way: one who has
his or her nose pressed into ‘what is’ or worse yet :) one who has
his or her face pressed into the pillow of ‘what is’.  A friend of mine
described it as looking at a gorgeous quilt but if you walk up to it,
plant your face up against one square of the quilt, that’s all you ever
see, a tiny section and a blurry one at that.  Step back and the beauty
of the entire quilt begins to take shape.

Step back and allow the Universe to show you the beauty of all your
quilts.  Step back with a faith that all that happens is unfolding for
your good.  Step back with an unwavering faith that this goodness
operates back of all things.

Step back.

Love, Bethie

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