Oblivion!!….What and Where is It?

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Recently the opportunity arose to heal and explore the concept of oblivion and the eventual annihilation of the physical self and all that I am and all that has accumulated in me. Now annihilation is a fairly intense word so I feel that oblivion is more appropriate, although depending on where we are it too can feel intense. Oblivion feels more like a destination to travel to as opposed to being annihilated on the way there. Now the eventual exit of the physical self into oblivion or the total annihilation of the physical self (whatever one works for you) is an intense and emotional blockage for the majority of humanity, it can if we choose, allow us the opportunity to really embrace and live in this moment called life.

The dictionary defines life as “the time between birth and death”. Sounds simple enough however, how many of us really live in that space and how many of us are running from an undisclosed end date or the reality of eventual oblivion? I know for myself until the last year or so I had refused to face the concept of oblivion, it turns out that in some way we all have this fear and for the vast majority of the people I know and love every decision (at its base level) made in their life is made from the knowledge that at some point they will be cast into oblivion. It’s a fair call really although a little irrational and it leads people to create weird lives based upon the fear of exiting stage left.

Everything that we encounter in this world has a use by date. All matter and material possessions at some point fall into either obscurity or oblivion, it seems to be the natural order of matter. So if we can disconnect from a material object why can’t we do the same for the material object that is the body? That is all easier said than done and it takes great courage to face this reality, although it shouldn’t. Look at any object around you, they all age and start to deteriorate at some stage. Eventually being discarded or upgraded to a newer model. Don’t we physical beings do the same thing. We outgrow relationships, houses, cars and clothes and we move on not once thinking  about what we have cast into oblivion. Even when we lay down to sleep of an evening we enter the world of oblivion. The physical body lay sleeping/comatosed and the energetic self is where? Somewhere!!

Inevitably this life we lead in this physical form will come to a finish, that is a given (or is it?) However my belief is that this physical reality we have created for ourselves is only a stepping stone and a place of learning and remembering who we really are at the core of our being. And that being is of pure energy and energy can’t be destroyed, it can only be transmuted or moved on for the beginning of a new chapter. Our society can’t comprehend at this time the notion or concept that we are immortal, the mention of this concept brings with it derision and incomprehension that such an absurd idea is possible. Why is it not possible? What else is possible that we don’t know of? This dimensional reality we are in dictates to us that we are not physical immortal.. It is a mortal paradigm that the physical body resides in. However the energetic soul that drives this physical meat wagon around is immortal and will continue on in a different form as it has done for millennia. A quote I found the other day explains this “The fact of the matter is that your body is your vehicle. And you came to earth to get it, you have to work with it, then it is your key to freedom from being earthbound”.

This realisation is liberating in so many ways. It will allow us the space to confront this fear and uncomfortableness we have and explore how it came into our being.  And it was put there by a cultural paradigm that doesn’t believe in its own inherrant abilites. When you watch a child play they are very much in the moment, they have no concept what so ever that anything they do could lead to harm let alone oblivion (the concept doesn’t enter their awareness). They launch right into everything with reckless abandon, then watch their parents or carers response when they do something that they (parents) feel might harm them. They launch into their defend and protect from harm mode built from their fear of oblivion. Bring up the subject of death with anyone and watch their body language recoil in horror that you would want to talk about something so morbid and then them attempting to change the subject….rapidly!

We run from what we fear most and we avoid discussing it for fear that we will feel uncomfortable. We make life choices to avoid it. Look at anyone who reaches middle age. They are at what they define as the middle point of life and start to look back at what they have or haven’t achieved and then look forward and what they see is oblivion coming closer so they make choices so as to avoid the inevitable demise that is heading their way (Insert fast cars, motorbikes and young women/men). Really when you think about it, oblivion is a breath or step away at all moments in all of time. Choosing to embrace that reality and live in the moment by accepting that this is only temporary and all the possessions and money in the world will not make one iota of difference in the end is liberating.

If we create our lives from the fear of eventual oblivion we will miss the bit in the middle called “life” and that is where all the joy and bliss of each and every moment resides. If we are holding in the back of our mind that fear how can we fully immerse in the beauty of the present moment. We can’t! Liberate yourself by accepting oblivion as a transitory step on this long and beautiful journey and you will live a full life.  It is the bus stop to the next phase. Release all your attachments to all that is physical and material and watch your life blossom and fill with joy. All that we have is this very moment, the past is gone and the future is not guaranteed. So fill each moment with a choice to immerse oneself in what is, not what might be. So when its time to walk the path of oblivion you can take that step fully immersed with the knowledge and wisdom of a life lived fully and truthfully.

That choice defines our Reality In-formation! Love and gratitude to all.

Truth of Questioning

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Questions? We all have em!

Nobody can ever open the door of life for us. Every person, interaction and moment in time and space is another opportunity to forge the key to the lock on our door. It is up to us to find the door that key belongs to, open it up and then walk through it. It takes great courage and tenacity to find that door and then walk through it. However only we can take that step. There are many guides that can get us to the door as there are many charlatans that will lead us away from it by claiming they have the golden key to access to the door we are seeking. They may have all their answers to their questions, however they can’t answer our questions nor can they open our door, that is up to us and only us! Anyone who claims to have all the answers is bullshitting and living in their own delusion, don’t join them!

There are no easy answers to the questions this life asks from us. The lesson always arrives after the test. If we look for the simple easy way out of an uncomfortable situation it can be guaranteed that we will be tested again and again until we realise that we have to sit with the discomfort as that is where the true learning  and the real answer lies. Can we expect another to have all our answers? They may have some knowledge that leads us to an awareness of our current situation, however they can’t answer our questions as they are unique to us and our life. We are the technology we have been searching for and we are the solution to all that we seek. All we require is within us, it has been there all along and will continue to be there until we listen to that soft voice and recognise that it is only us that we truly need. All that I am is all that I need. Its you, its you, its always been you!

All that we require is built into the human operating system. And as we go along this road of life we get updates and bug fixes that alter the way we interact with our reality. Each update that comes our way is still a choice on whether to install it or not. We can instal all of it or just the bits that are relevant to us at that moment, however it is still a choice as this whole life experience from beginning to end is. One big choice after another. How we choose depends on our questions! So before we ask a question we need to be sure that we really need to know the answer. Once it has been answered there can be no turning back nor can it be deleted as what is seen can never be unseen.

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To answer these questions, what we need is space! We require space not time to process these questions. Standing in the vast expanse of space you understand that most of the questions we ask of ourselves are irrelevant. The questions we ask of ourselves is how we create our reality in-formation!

Transmuting In-formation of this Reality!

What is Reality? Do we ever really know or comprehend what is truly occurring around us? Are we a part of what we witness or are we external from it perceiving it through a kaleidoscope of lenses that change depending on the elements that we are in exchange with? Is that what is occurring? Is reality the exchange of energy taking place in this current moment in time and space which is shown to the internal self through a lens of differing resonant shades? How we perceive it is purely up to which internal monkey is tuning in and setting the focus and what that monkeys attachment is in having to present a story to the outside elements. That then becomes your reality. Who’s hat are you really wearing in this moment?

What are those elements that co-create your reality? They are all the elements we tune into in every waking moment. They are the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the people we interact with and the manner in which we invest our time and energy. These elements generate and absorb energy and they then transmute that energy into us, which empowers the us to the next moment. They are all energetic forces, as are the natural worlds elemental forces of fire, water, air, earth. These all are generating our daily reality by the choices we make as well as the choices we don’t make. Making choices is the tuning that we do or don’t do. To do that consciously is to choose your reality. Unconscious tuning is leaving your reality to chance and in someone else’s hands. We are the tuning fork to all that occurs within us and to us. That tuning is the energy we receive and emit, commonly felt as the gut instinct or the heart connection and it is emitted as well as received through us.

At every moment there is an energy pulsing through us and guiding us through the minefield  that is the modern human experience. All those elements make up the reality we perceive and how we experience that. To experience that internally is to have insight into what it is you are creating in every moment. Is it not that which defines the human experience? One that is purely an internal energetic exchange! Can it even be defined? As to define something is to attach to it an outcome, that then fixates that definition into a dual reality. By having an attachment to an outcome we immediately bring into creation a polar opposite, that is the dual. To dual is to fight! Thus in an attachment to an outcome there will be some fear of loss and a fight to maintain the status quo, as to be attached one has to accept the polar opposite of loss. That is what we humans fear the most LOSS. This is why this modern human experience places so much emphasis on living and life, yet so many fear to tread on that path for fear of the unknown. To truly live you have to not be attached to an outcome. You have to walk the path of the unknown and trust that you will come through it. At some point we will all cease to be in this physical form, although our energy will not cease to be as energy does not stop, it transitions or transmutes into another form.

Transition is where there can be no attachment. It is the point at which you have released all attachment to the past and have not quite gripped future outcome and for that moment your breathe is taken away, you are literally floating in a sea of possibility! That is the point where all is possible.  That is now! The only moment that matters is now! It is the letting go of the handlebars moment where some energetic force continues your movement and by relaxing into it will allow it to flow through you like water flows down a stream. It carries you forward into the next moment. It can be gentle when you release into it or it can be violent and hard when you fight it. Every moment in time is a transition, we are transitory beings in a world that we believe is solid, attaching to that solidity is where we struggle and the point at which we create duality. However, as each moment fluxes and wanes in multidirectional realms of time and space that are not visible to the naked eye, we can feel it in the body. The body is the receiver for all that is experienced in the elements of nature and also from the elements of all other energetic beings we interact with. All life is energy so to that end all that is in this world is living and thus emits an energy that interacts with our own electromagnetic fields. Thus creating the reality we witness.

Taken one step further if we can assimilate these elements through breath work, water fasting, sun gazing, immersion in water, connecting with earth through barefoot walking, spending conscious time communing in nature and meditating with these elements  or another form that works for the individual, they will empower us to move beyond what we think is possible and into the unknown world of what is possible. Moving beyond the thinking brain and the intellectualisation of this paradigm and a reality that must define and know every outcome. Into the realm of release of all identification and attachment to transition beyond the constructed walls of perception based upon the consensus reality of all energy that is embedded upon this planet. Releasing this attachment and identification of the thinking mind and the little self is to release the concept of holding a position, it removes the dualistic nature of consensus reality. What position can the thinking mind and little self hold when attachment to an outcome is released to a position of neutrality? There can be no identity in that space! There can only be a transition, transformation or transmutation to a new reality. To transition, transform or transmute is to go beyond or through time and space using the vital force within to create. What is it we are creating? Our reality is what is being created in that space. And that is Reality In-Formation.

The questions I pose in these articles are not always answerable and that is the point. Not everything in life needs an answer. My answers will differ from yours as our lives are lived from different perspectives and have differing inputs and outputs. There can be no right or wrong answer.  That is duality! There can only be an answer that resonates within you. We don’t always have to have the answers. That is the mystical side of this life. However how will you ever get an answer if you don’t ask a question? In order to find the truth in your life you must be prepared to ask questions. For you will never find truth if you sit on the fence and acquiesce yourself to others beliefs. These are purely the thoughts and questions that arise daily from within my energetic being, I am not aiming to answer them correctly and in order of appearance. My aim is to find the truth from the insights I gain by asking the questions in the first place. My hope here is that we can gain some insight together. Through a common-unity!

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Love and gratitude to all! Enjoy the journey!

The less we need, the more we can BE!

Needlessness! What does it mean to be needless?

As a child I was once told by my mother that once all your needs are met you can then go after what it is you want. If you still feel that you must have it. At the time I had no idea what that meant all I knew was that I wanted something that she wasn’t going to let me have and to me it appeared unfair. Fast forward a few decades and that statement finally sinks in. We don’t actually want or need anything and the less we need the more it frees us up to BE more. Firstly what is the difference between a want and a need? Are they different or do we justify everything we want as a need? And how do we distinguish the difference between them? I know in various situations I’ve been able to justify wanting some shiny new product because I couldn’t or didn’t want to distinguish the difference between them only to wind up poorer for the experience.

Needs! What do we actually need to thrive here on planet Earth? The common three that are rolled out are food, water and shelter. You can also add clothes onto that list as apparently its frowned upon these days to walk the streets naked. Well in my town anyway. So beyond those 3 or 4 items we pretty much don’t need anything else to thrive and those items are fairly easy to create or obtain. It doesn’t matter what level your income is at you can source food, water and shelter for free if you know where to look and can be a little resourceful. Even if its not free we need very little to sustain ourselves in these departments.

Which brings me to wants, everybody wants something and generally its not a requirement to sustain human life it normally is wanted to distract us or to delude us into thinking we are something we’re not. There is nothing wrong with wanting something, i’m not here to say give up your way of life and live under a tree with just a loin cloth on and nothing else and you’ll be happy. Some wants are better than others that for sure, however its being able to distinguish between a healthy desire to want something that will create an improvement in your life and wanting something because its the latest fad or gadget and your attempting to keep up with your peers. That is an unhealthy desire masked as a want and its an unhealthy space to be in. However we have all been there. The key here is to be able to identify what it is you want and if it ties in with your needs or improves your ability to obtain your needs then go for it. Again distinguishing the difference can make all the difference.

The society that has been created around us is built upon consumerism and consumption. Which creates more wants than needs as the market for the three or four basic needs is pretty slim and there’s not a lot of capital to be made there. So this space has been created where we are manipulated into looking outside ourselves for gratification and approval. We are led to believe that if we get this thing (whatever it may be as it doesn’t need to be a physical object to generate the same process) we want it will make our life better. We feel great for a brief moment because of hormonal changes that are a result of obtaining a desire, however it is short lived. Everything we need to have a better life is within us not outside of us in the wants of modern society. These wants are designed by marketers to generate cashflow for the suit and tie brigade and it wraps us up in a never ending quest of doing instead of being. One thing that has become apparent to me is that I’m a human being not a human doing and if I want more things i will have sacrifice some part of my life in order to be able to get said wants, which takes me away from my beingness and my creation potential. However if I need less I can actually be more as I’m not running around attempting to fulfil all of these desires. I actually have more time to be me and to be fulfilled by my-self created internal bliss. Blissfullness is an internal job.

In order to obtain a want what do we need to sacrifice? Let’s look at a simple scenario. Bob wants a new widget. There’s nothing wrong with his old one its just not as fast as his mate Barry’s, nor is it as shiny. Now in order to get the new widget he has to come up with cash. For the purposes of this explanation we will assume that credit doesn’t exist! Bob earns $25 an hour and his widget will cost $2500. Bob needs to work an extra 100 hours, on top of his normal work hours to be able to afford the new faster shiny widget. Now that’s a lot of Bob’s time spent doing instead of being. All because Bob believes that this new widget is needed by all of his justifications. It’s no longer a want its needed and desired, see the distinction there! What Bob is actually doing is sacrificing his time to be like Barry and have a new shiny gadget. What Bob probably doesn’t realise is how much time Barry has had to sacrifice in order to get what he wanted, Bob doesn’t care he just wants it no matter what as he’s not seeing a sacrifice he is distracted by his desire for the latest widget and the idea that it may improve his lot in life. And at the end of his long working week when he is exhausted from the extra hours he will more than likely be too tired to even use his new widget and will have found some other want to attempt to hold off the feeling of dissatisfaction with how tired and exhausted he is with his life. Sound familiar! It does to me as I have lived that experience on many levels. That’s one small example of a want taking away our time to be. And then snowballing into a never ending cycle of wanton desire that is commonly known as consumerism. Because it is actually desire that creates this unbalanced cycle. When we cease desiring and become content with being that is when we exit the external world of desire and enter an internal flow that is tranquil, calm and needless.

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The journey of liberation begins with needlessness as a state of total sentient sovereignty is realised. Juliet Carter

It is because of our ever expanding comfort zones that we have satiated through a series of hollow definitions of abundance and need that we have been sold by marketers, media and society in general that causes us to feel this desire of needing more. If we release our desire of any-thing and we become needless we actually create a space to BE. We actually need no-thing, no-body and no-time to be the best we can be. That is needlessness. Realising that all we need is within us and we can manifest all our needs and more from being needless for any-thing, any-body and any-time. If its a requirement for your life it will turn up. Now I’m not saying that you will sit there in lotus position and when you open your eyes all that you have ever needed will be right before your eyes. What I’m saying is that before we race off and buy the latest gadget that’s been advertised to improve our life we should actually sit and meditate on it and ask ourself, is this really needed? Will this improve my being or detract from my being? What am I doing or sacrificing to obtain this? Do I already have something in my life that does a similar thing to this and if so can it be upgraded or adapted to the task? Will I still be using this in 5 years time, or will this be relevant in 5 years time? What will it really mean to me to have this? These are simple things we can ask ourselves when we give ourselves space to be and not chasing an illusion that ends in unfulfilling instant gratification. This process will liberate and allow us to move easily beyond the addictive illusions of this consumeristic reality and walk away from the never ending loop of consumption.

If you allow yourself to see the perfection in every moment and everything you witness, from a space of total needlessness, even where you have convinced yourself that perfection doesn’t exist you will begin to integrate and synthesise within yourself the light and the shadow. From this serene and blissful space your Reality is In-formation. Much gratitude and Love.

BE like Water……….FLOW like water

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”― Bruce Lee

Whilst out on my weekly reconnect with nature, which inevitably involves water I perceived the change that water can create in the natural world. It got me thinking that like water we are transitory on this plane of reality. Everything moves, life moves, energy moves (we call that e-motion e=energy). Flow is a movement! It can be blunt and destructive much like the flooding river does after a tropical downpour where the trees and floatsom travels downstream in a torrent crashing into objects and changing the scene in a rush. Or it is gentle and subtle creating its groove over spans of time that are impossible to witness in this short human life. The question remains in this lifetime are you the torrent or the subtle groover? Or do you become like the water and become the chalice that overflows with the innocence of this very moment and allow its beauty to flow over you and carry you downstream through all the ebbs and flows of its meandering course?

If you have ever spent time in the tropics you will more than likely comprehend the amount of water that is all around at this time of the year. If you haven’t experienced life in the tropics you should try it at least once in your life. Water falls from the sky in torrents and when its not falling from the sky the air is thick with it. You feel all clammy and sticky from the heat and the thick moisture that we breath. You are immersed in it. For me though water is more than rain, rivers and having it on tap. It’s one of the basic elemental structures of life and without it we will cease to be.

It got me thinking, what is water? I mean other than physical liquid that is wet, (according to the dictionary) what does water actually represent and why is it so important for human life? Water is the first fractal of the human hologram, it’s the foundational element of this human matrix. I’m no lab coat brigadier, however I am smart enough to be aware of its physical importance to the very fabric of life. Attempt to grow a plant without watering it, generally it will struggle to thrive eventually withering, weakening and dying. Alternatively attempt to function without water, my understanding is we can’t last more than 3 days without it, life wouldn’t be so cool then.

Going back to physical basics water is hydrating to the human organism. Now there’s a clue! The periodic table tells us water has two molecules of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Now there’s some similarity in the words hydrating and hydrogen as they both come from the Greek word hydor meaning water. Now taken one step further doesn’t the human also need oxygen? Now we don’t always have to breath oxygen through the lungs it can be absorbed through the skin or even through the internal organs that comes into contact with…..wait for it…..water!! So where does all that hydrogen come from? My guess is to look skyward to our greatest source of energy, the benevolent sun. Always giving never taking. The solar sphere is feeding us with rays of golden light and some of those rays are components of water again fuelling us and connecting us into the eternal wheel of existence.

How does water impact our emotional and mental planes of existence? We can see physically the importance of this wet liquid, however these planes are deeper and unseen to the physical world. From my experience sitting by a river has a calming effect on my mental and emotional reality. Immersion in water also allows a form of forgiveness on the physical body by lightening its load bringing about feelings of calmness and serenity that can be hard to achieve whilst on the hard surfaces we wander around on daily. Floating springs to mind, and in that space it is absolutely serene, with water cradling and supporting the physical infrastructure. Water never judges, it never chooses a side it goes where the path of least resistance is. It takes on the form of whatever chalice it is poured into. And you my friend are a shapeless, formless chalice. An open chalice waiting to be filled with the tender, loving, forgiving and non-judgemental water, why stop at filling why not overflow with that abundance and share its gift. And that is where I believe the true life giving energy of water lies!

So how can we integrate these benefits of water into our daily reality. Apart from hydrating with it and bathing in it there are I believe other ways . Mindfulness immediately springs to mind. If we are mindful when we drink a glass of water and we really allow our body to commune with this elixir of life we can absorb the radiant energy that water imbues. Swimming in the ocean or any body of water can release tension that has built up during the day and allow our body to feel buoyant and feel released of the effects of gravity. When we stand in the shower allow the flow of water over our body to dissolve and discharge the energy that we have collected during the day. Feel its forgiving and non-judgmental energy flow over our body dissolving the day away, and really who doesn’t love a long shower after a hard day in the office. Or if you really want to dive deep and connect with your inner being try a float tank experience, not only do you immerse in really buoyant water you get the added benefit of total darkness and silence where you become totally shapeless and formless. As Bruce Lee states “Become like water my friend”. This is the depth of Reality In-Formation with much gratitude and love.

A fast flowing Mulgrave river after a January tropical downpour.

Releasing into the unknown……..or is it really known?

There is something really powerful about letting go, or releasing attachment. I have started to look at aspects of this reality I have created and begun to release attachment to titles, objects, locations and anything else that really isn’t working for this little being. It is truly amazing how many things we collect along this journey of life. I’m not talking only about possessions. I’m also talking about labels and places we inhabit frequently. Let’s dig a little deeper to uncover this beautiful gem of In-formation.

Attachments! We all have them and most of us are completely unawares of how they impact our day to day lives. To attach something is to fasten, affix or connect it. Ment is from the Latin word mentis which means mind. So looking at the construction of the word would indicate that an attachment is an object, title or possession that is affixed or fastened to the mind. Well we all know that the mind is one hell of an illusion creator, look around if you don’t believe it as the world we live in was created by our thinking mind and within that world exists all our attachments to everything.

One of the practices I have been engaged in for some time is a morning meditation incorporating some sun gazing and occasional Qi-Gong movements. It’s a very calming and cleansing way to start the day. A great opportunity to integrate anything that came up during my sleeping dream state and to set some intentions for the day ahead. It also allows my mind an opportunity to release and download all its weird little patterns and attachments it may have picked up in the last 24 hours. Because it does, the mind collects bucket loads of data and information that it feels is relevant, most of it though is white noise and the perfect distraction to what needs to be done. The little monkey mind that never stops can create chaos out of order in seconds if not nurtured and allowed to release its collected data regularly. And that is the purpose of this beautiful morning practice and everyday I learn a little more about what makes this being tick.

What have I learned this last week or so from this morning practice? Lots of things have been learned however in relation to this post I will stay on topic. One of the big learnings came from listening to a podcast. Now I know its not quite that meditative awakening moment however I receive all information from wherever and however it comes into my awareness. A bit of back story first. We are downsizing our living arrangements and as a result clearing out rooms and sheds full of stuff that has been collected over the years. I noticed it was a challenging experience to go through our history and decide what is needed and what is no longer needed. So plugging away in the shed I played a Duncan Trussel Family Hour episode. Number 271 to be precise and the guest was Larraji. Like most pod-casters I listen to I generally have no idea who they are interviewing so its always rewarding when they offer up gems of information and wisdom that resonate with me and this was no different. He spoke of letting go of labels and attachments when in meditation, basically noticing all the different labels we have given ourselves, dad, boss, son, business owner and so on as they are labels they are not who we are. That person resides deep underneath all that attachment.

Going back to the etymology of the word attachment you can see how these labels can attach themselves to our mind an make us believe that’s who we are, when in reality it isn’t. It’s a box our mind has partitioned ourselves into so that when we have an interaction with another we can describe ourselves. It’s the 30 second sales pitch to sell your product to another or is it the sales pitch we are selling to ourselves? So the next morning I worked through all the labels that I generally identify with and man there was a fairly long list. What it did bring up during that meditation was each time I bought a label into my awareness that I identify with I was able to see clearly either the person or situation that it was first created. Working through them all I realised that as I was aware of a label and seeing the situation I was able to release it back to that person as its the way they see me not the way I need to see myself. It is their energetic label that enables them to see me in the box that works for them, its not mine never was never will be.

You see what I noticed is that whenever we interact with another being or situation we are energy exchanging. We give a little of ourselves and in exchange others give a little of themselves. The question is who is the person your being when exchanging this energy? Then next time we interact in that situation with that being we have already programmed inside our mind of what to do, say and act in the presence of this person. There’s your label son and it was done unconsciously and rapidly before your awareness even knew it was created. So what you have effectively done is carry a little piece of that energy exchange with you. It doesn’t matter if that interaction was 20 years ago that little label is in there and it is playing around with your operating system trying to match up other similar events and box them together. When you go deeper on all the attachments we have it is mind blowing as it spreads out into the physical world you have manifested and all the material possessions that have collected you.

Material possessions also carry an energetic resonant field that once you see that nice trophy on the cabinet it can take you back to the very moment in time when you received it. For an experiment pick up a photo album of when you were a child and feel the way your mind, body and emotions take you right back to that point in time. It is profound as its all stored in the mind and at anytime the mind opens up that little box and then your operating on that system. So with all of that in mind I adapted the way I processed all the possessions that I have collected. Noticing that each object was able to transport me to the very time and place that it was collected or that it came into my possession and was labelled. Then I was able to receive that point in time accept that it happened and then release all its energetic attachment to me and either bin it, repurpose it or sell it. It made the process of processing the material possessions so much easier and liberating.

Now I’m not saying its easy. This is the third downsize project we have undertaken in the last couple of years, and it won’t be the last. This is by far the biggest as so much has changed for us on so many levels and the projection of our reality is constantly shifting and by being held in place by these beliefs, possessions and labels is holding us in a revolving pattern. We don’t require revolution we are on the path of evolution and part of that process is letting go of attachment and freeing ourselves to become the best representation of ourself. One way I look at this is the same way I lost a heap of weight many years ago. All that excess weight (40kgs of it) was holding me down, slowing me down making me unhealthy and it was baggage that was heavy and sending me on an early entry to physical death. By resolving the emotional blocks I had within my lifestyle and choices I was able to burn that fat off and keep it off, becoming a newer version of myself. I move more efficiently now and am able to physically achieve more than ever. All by releasing what is no longer required. At the time I had no idea who or what I was going to become or look like, it was an unknown quantity. Or was it? However I came out the other side leaner, fitter, stronger and better for the experience.

What is known by myself now is that anything is possible once we release old patterned behaviours and actions. We open ourselves up to the infinite potential of the moment when we have no attachment to objects or ideologies. And that I know is the creation point of my reality. From that clear space I am able to consciously receive more in-formation and thus create the reality I need to fulfill my purpose here on this physical plane. So what are you waiting for? It can be as simple as changing the way you drive to work, or the cup you drink your morning coffee out of. Or you could go real extreme and open up those boxes you’ve stored under the house for the last 20 years and go through them and release the attachments to who you once were. Your future self will greatly appreciate the release. With much gratitude and love reality is in-formation.

Much like this paddock, once we release old patterns we are ready to sow and grow the new crop.

Pausing and Reflecting with the natural cycles…..Solstice 2017

In light of the approaching summer solstice in the southern climes of North Queensland I felt that this would be where I could reflect on the time and space that has passed since the winter solstice some 6 months ago. And look at what I had asked to be dissolved and created from that portal in time and space. Part of that reflective process is to look at all that I have written or noted down in my variety of note pads and journals and perceive that information into what has actually become my reality. Every day the sun rises again for a new day and I am reborn to create the reality of that moment. Life is about this very moment, not the past as that has come and gone, nor the future as it is not guaranteed, it is all about now right here and now. Now that the sun is reaching it’s southern most point in the sky and as it will pause before returning north it is time for this being to pause, to take stock of this reality and ask “what else is possible” in this moment to create the next.

The first note that drew my attention this morning was one I wrote down some time ago. I have no idea any more what time, day or month it is as it is all irrelevant when one is attempting to live in the presence of this very moment. The notes came from a YouTube presentation I watched of Mark Passio and it states “It is our shared responsibility to continuously speak the truth, even if we feel burdened and it makes all involved feel uncomfortable”. “Persistence and constant effort is required”. And lastly our purpose on this plane of existence is “Service to Truth” and that we must “care enough to learn the truth and then have the courage to spread that truth”. Those couple of notes have basically described the journey that I embarked upon in the last 2 years. I have sat in the uncomfortableness of the truth and have searched out the truth, it has been a challenge as my truth is only mine and I can not expect that it will align with others nor will they be at a point in their conscious evolution that it will make sense to them. It has also been a process that has required myself to release attachment to many objects, ideologies and constructs that have developed over the years. With that in mind and in light of events of the last 6 months the truth I was seeking has begun to set me free from the constructs of my self imposed restrictive judgements and points of view. In spreading that truth I was shocked at the depth people will go to ignore the truth and defend their point of view and protect the system/perpetrators at all cost. So as a result friends and family connections have dissolved, not through anyone’s fault mainly due to myself not being prepared to live in untruth and ignorance. Lastly in big bold letters on that page of notes I wrote this down “Know the real enemy, the Ignorant sleeping masses”. I feel that says enough.

The solstices are about thanking nature for its hand in your world and asking it to continue to deliver abundance to your world. Firstly the winter solstice is the shortest, coldest and darkest part of the year (except in North Qld) and if you made it this far you could thank Mother Nature for sparing you and ask it to assist you to prepare for the post winter period where the days get longer and warmer and what you plant will grow. So in order to plant something you need to prepare the ground. And that is where the dissolution of anything that no longer serves comes into play. You can’t grow and become a better more evolved human if you are carrying remnants of your past. There is only so much room in your garden to grow a new crop and if it is full of the rotting remnants of old relationships, values and judgments how can anything fresh and vibrant grow in that environment? So I set about turning my soil over, burning down the old crops, dealing with long held values and moral judgments that have crowded out my paddock. And man there was some stuff that burnt for days some of it is still smouldering. However uncomfortable it was and still is, it had to be done. Because if our Reality is In-formation, then if we carry the old outdated information into the future then all we are recreating is similar versions of past experiences. If those experiences were unpleasant, difficult or constantly challenging your sanity wouldn’t they continue to manifest into your reality overplayed with the struggling new crop you tried to plant on top of them? So with that knowledge and understanding I proceeded to overturn old beliefs, friendships, family ties, ideologies and anything else that wasn’t in alignment with my truth and turned them into the compost to plant the new crop in.

Validation, acceptance and dissolution has been a group of themes I found through my review of my journals and notes. I discovered that the reality I had been involved in up till now had been all about seeking validation and acceptance by others not of myself. Now it is a normal human condition to seek the approval of our peers and family. It is what makes us feel part of team human. We want to belong to a group with a common unity also known as community. It is what gives us our identity, our badge of life experience that we can share with other like minded individuals. I had found that I was doing and being for others what I wasn’t prepared to do or be for myself. It was a lesson that challenged all current belief systems and required me to dig deeper to find my truth. The question arose, What if the way I interacted with the world no longer applied or was no longer relevant in my current reality? What if everything I had sought was a constructed lie that served others not myself? I discovered in my search that the cultural reality I entered from birth was a construct that wasn’t about serving my best interests its about serving the interests of capitalism. It was all designed to keep me from being connected to my being-ness. So what does one do? Find the courage to confront this truth to see if it is really my truth and to stop being Ignorant of the truth, that is really what is right in front of us all at any given moment. So I asked to dissolve all that no longer served my purpose on this physical plane. And might I add before you ask all to be dissolved you better be prepared for the results because the saying “ask and you shall receive” is as true as the sun rises daily, also best you word your questions precisely and with the truest of intent.

Is it predetermined points of view from your physical reality that inform your daily interactions? With the result becoming this experience called life. Is it those predetermined points of view that can continue to manifest good or bad? By holding on tightly to these reference points and not allowing yourself to be entertained by fresh new thoughts or truths it can hold you in a pattern of recurring situations. Different characters and locations, similar results. Well that was my experience. I was holding onto morals and beliefs that were other peoples idea on how life should be lived. It was again back to the validation and acceptance of others that was continually giving up the same experiences. You can’t fix the problems of life through the same thinking that created them. By picking through these belief structures and where I had actually obtained them from I was able to uncover my truth and realise that most of my adult life had be structured around others ideas and experiences and not my own. My default mode was referring to others for their input and what they would do. That way if anything should fail I had the perfect scapegoat. Well they had to go. As my fresh new crop could not sustain itself from within this outdated paradigm. Gary Douglas has the most perfect quote to sum this up “Receiving is the ability to perceive all the information there is without a point of view”. In order to receive anything in this reality one must be prepared to have no fixed points of view or judgements. Having those points of view restricts and limits us and our ability to perceive anything new thus stopping us from creating a new reality. It binds us into the same old situation same old results if our mind is not open and able to receive, essentially your mind needs to be in a thought/belief vacuum to receive new information to create.

So it is here I sit in meditation, watching the sun rise and absorbing its benevolent radiant energy on this, the longest day of the year. It is a beautiful sight to behold. This golden orb gives rise to all life on this physical plane, including us. It is the reason we have food to sustain us, energy to power us and daylight to revel in. As a child we would play outdoors in this light and as it began to set we would trundle off home to recall our daily exploits with fervour to our parents. It is our natural time clock, our only requirement as children was to be home before the sun set. No need for fancy watches or mobile phones, someone had to keep an eye on the light to ensure we got home in time so that we could do this again tomorrow. Simple abundance. I ditched my watch years ago and began to rely once again on this golden orb for my time measurement , also mobile phones help for the finer points in time requirements of adult life. However I awake at its rise and go to bed once it sets, with this I get plenty of restful sleep and have extra hours in my day due to its early rising. It is in this moment that I sit and witness the birds first flight of the day, the waking of the children in neighbouring houses, smell fresh coffee being brewed and feel humanity awake from its nightly slumber to tackle the day ahead. This is the bliss of life. The quiet pause and the setting of the days intentions and clearing the mind ready to create the abundance of the day ahead, all happening under the radiant light of the golden orb in the sky.

So today as this golden orb pauses at its southern most point in its trajectory we too should pause. Enjoy this quiet moment as within this pause is the limitless potential to create infinite possibilities. First though, look at what you would like to create and then begin to clear out the old to ensure the new creation is as beautiful, abundant and in alignment with your truth as it can be. For a tree to grow tall and strong it must first put down strong roots, to do this the ground it is planted in must first be prepared. Take this pause in time and space to give your soil a good turning. Toss out what’s not working. Release people, situations, possessions, beliefs and anything that no longer serves your true purpose. Be ruthless in your release and it will flow back to you in ways you never knew it could or would. Ask yourself “what else is possible”? So for this being, the summer solstice is all about giving thanks to the natural world, for the bountiful harvest that is the reality we have created together and then look forward to what else is possible and the choices I have today that I did not have yesterday. For without nature I would not be sitting here writing this as nature has provided all that I have in some form or another, It is responsible in part for my being able to sit here and commune with you the reader. With much gratitude and love, always follow YOUR Bliss!

No-thing is Simple……No-thing is complex

Reality this week has been a challenge. As the information coming into my awareness has been so intense and upsetting for many around me. Their frustration and anger has been directed at me although I am not the source of these issues only the catalyst to enable them to confront them and deal with them. The main reason I set about writing this blog was to express how I see, feel and interact with the world around me. And to show others (if they are interested in reading it) that my reality is not so different than theirs only the characters, location and circumstances differ the take home is generally similar. And that maybe one or two lines that I write may resonate with them and give them another view point to deal with what’s going on in their reality. By shifting the information you receive and perceive you can shift how your reality is formed. Thus reality is in-formation.

This post follows on a little from my previous blog post “Failure……what does it mean for you” as it relates to how others perceive us. It started up after a conversation with a relative who stated “I can’t believe you could let this happen” and then continued to say how they would do this or that and their belief that if we had of done things their way we wouldn’t have failed. Now these two statements indicate a very egocentric way of looking at the world they inhabit. They assume that because we are related that we would do things the same as them. It also shows that they believe we just allowed the circumstances to happen to us. Now firstly the world around us is happening because of us not to us so that just blows that statement out of the water. No-one lets things happen to them, they choose this to happen by either choosing a line of action or simply not choosing an action as not choosing is still a choice. And secondly this is to assume that we all see the world the same and thus will react the same. I also see shame and judgement in both comments, that somehow shame and judgement has been bought down upon the family name, what will the neighbours think-I say fuck the neighbours!

Holding ourselves to ransom of others belief systems and not following our own is paramount to outsourcing our reality, for what purpose? How can another persons beliefs or ideals apply to you wholeheartedly? They cant! Some may apply in certain areas of your life, however they are born from a completely different perspective and life experience. The judgements and opinions of another being whose whole life experience could be totally incomprehensible to your reality don’t apply to you. How can anyone know that what another person sees, hears, tastes and smells is the same as their experience? And inversely how can they know what your experience is? Again we assume that what another person experiences surely must be the same as us as we are either related or are in the same space at the same time. Although we aren’t. If two people are sitting at a round table how is it possible that they are experienceing the same thing? Well firstly if they are sitting opposite each other their viewpoint is different as they are seeing each other. One may have their back to a door while the other faces the door. Take into consideration light, noise, smells and so on the experience is very different for each person even though they are technically sharing the same space. So why do we assume both had the same moment, the same experience?

Is it because we judge all around us from our own set of perceptions and thus we believe that the other person experienced the same things. It is an egocentric position to view the world around us. You at the centre and all that you are interacting with is experiencing the same reality as you are. Now there is the observer effect that can come into play. Which has been shown in some scientific studies that we, the observer do in fact change the behaviour of what we are observing. Now is that because the observer tells us that is the truth or is that their truth? What reference point do we have if we then observe what the observer has seen and see something different or do we acquiesce to their belief to keep the peace? Who ever can tell, as we are all observing the world around us through our own lens and thus that surely must be our truth and our truth only. Aren’t we back at the egocentric centre? I seen this so surely you must of seen it as we were there together. I heard you say this so this is my truth when in fact the other said something totally different and that is their truth. See how we wind up in all sorts of pickles and dilemmas based upon the premise that all others are having the same experience as us and how we can get locked in a revolving door that keeps going round and round, until we change our perspective and realise that my experience is only mine and others are theirs.

What is required is a change in point of view. To a point of no view or no judgement or my favourite NO-THING! No-thing is simple yet no-thing is complex. No-thing is quiet yet no-thing is loud. We are no-thing, with no-body in no-time! No-thing is the centre point of all creation. Standing in the centre of no-thing is to stand at the centre of infinite potential as the seed of creation. It is the zero point where all action begins. The infinite is within us as it is without us, so no-thing is within us and it is without us. The us is what witnesses reality and to witness from no judgement or point of view is to open up to the infinite potential of abundance of the universe. It’s a tough space to hold. To witness this current world paradigm from an impartial, equitable balanced space is to step outside the box and peer back in without an agenda. We are swamped by others opinions, judgements and points of view constantly. Open any one of our Hypno-rectangles and we have instant access to a plethora of them. Facebook, TV, radio and so it goes. These are platforms that have been built for that very purpose to ensure that you follow the cultural line and for fucks sake don’t think for yourself and develop your own version of reality. It’s considered a birth right in a free country to hold an opinion. Yeah cool hold it, don’t spread that shit, unless it helps humanity. Imagine how different (if you can) the world would be if no-one held an opinion or judgement? How peaceful would the world be? Or is this some kind of weird utopian dream I have?

What is needed is to view all that is around us from a child’s perspective. From a space of curiosity and wonderment. From a space of neutrality and impartiality as if it is the first time we have witnessed this moment. That’s because it is. This point in time and space is new and will never be had again. Even as I write this my head space and experience changes as each word is laid out on the page. Each moment is unique and fleeting and made up primarily of the information we receive and perceive. If we receive that information from a space of no judgement or no point of view then the infinite potential of creation is possible. If we view it only from a narrow point of view then what we judge is only possible, we have effectively then cut off our infinite potential. If we show gratitude for the moment, and witness it with child like wonder isn’t anything possible? One saying that has taken on a new reverence for me is “Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional”. Now I’m a big kid and anyone who knows me knows this to be so. I choose child-like wonder and curiosity as it makes my life joyous and entertaining. Now I take this one step further and really see with fresh new eyes, not the old worn down by adulthood and this mortal paradigm. Anything is possible from there and yes look out big kid Jonas is out to play!

That is what I’m attempting to create in my reality. I’m not saying you should do the same all I’m saying is this is what I’m experiencing and if you are experiencing something similar cool. To really receive is to have the ability to perceive all the information available with no point of view. From that central point anything is possible. Our only limiting factor is our judgements. Drop them and the world really does open up to you, within you. From that point an abundant, infinite Reality is in-formation!

Failure…….What does it mean for you?

Is Failure a Choice?

Failure! This seems to be a word that most people run and hide from. The mere mention of this word in a conversation can raise the hairs on the back of the neck and send many a good person into a panic or a barrage of derision. Its a word I once feared and dare not mention. It carried a great deal of emotion and it is a word that I was taught to fear. We don’t fail around here we merely make mistakes. Well aren’t they the same thing? A mistake as defined by etymonline is a ‘wandering from the truth” or “a false judgement or choice”. Sounds the same. So at what point does a failure become a mere mistake? Because if you don’t succeed at some point you have failed to make a sound choice. So how can you turn a “false judgement or choice” from failure into success?

etymonline.com  describes failure as “to be lacking or not succeed”. Sounds pretty reasonable. If you set out to achieve something and you don’t well you have not succeeded in your chosen objective, straight forward enough. It also sounds a lot like a mistake. So why when you tell someone that you have failed to achieve something is there this stigma attached? Because what your really saying when you proclaim you’ve failed is that you have wandered from the truth of a given situation and not made a sound choice and the end result is a lack of success.  The reason I bring this up is quite personal and something that I have struggled with and struggled to accept for sometime, until now!

It appears to me that we live in a world where success is the key yard stick and where it’s all at. We parade our heroes for all to see and we put them upon pedestals and tell all and sundry that this is what it means to be a successful human. Greatness and a desire to win and be the best no matter what is the goal and it is played out every minute in the media in all its gory detail, no matter what the field. From politics to sport all the way down to the advertising for food or material possessions, its how our society drives itself to be better than the last. We never see the failures and it is never spoken about. We never see the obese people who consumed the food of champions or the unhappy punter who lost it all at the races. The only time we see a failure in the media is the fallen sports star or celebrity who made a poor choice/mistake, purely because it gets ratings and generates sales. What they did is human. What they did was wander from the truth, and make a false judgement or a poor choice. What is so wrong with that? Isn’t it a human condition to fail before you can appreciate success?  To be great you need to learn how to handle failure. And to appreciate the flavour of success you need to taste failure.

I’ve lived in this world long enough now to know that to be a success you must have failed at some point. I have yet to meet anyone who was an instant success or who hadn’t failed before they succeeded. Failure is where the true growth and learning come from. If you fail at your given task, you review it. See what didn’t work and try again with the new knowledge gained and make your attempt to succeed again. Or as Chris Ryan one of my favorite pod-caster states “If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success”. Don’t dwell upon the failure, learn from it and redefine what it is your attempting to succeed at. So when I failed massively at my chosen venture, I looked at it not as a failure. I seen it more of an opportunity to learn something that I’d never known or never been able to learn if failure wasn’t an option on the table. From that new knowledge I redefined what success actually meant to me and for me. Failure lost its grip on my emotional state and showed me its valuable lesson. An expensive, draining lesson, albeit a lesson in life nonetheless.

Which then brings me to the world around me and the other humans that inhabit it. Some of them don’t get it. To them you JUST DON’T FAIL! It is viewed as some heinous crime that isn’t spoken about, or we cover it up so the neighbors don’t hear about it. People are great at passing on their point of view of where you went wrong. You didn’t try hard enough. You should put more hours or money into it. You should just keep going and pushing until it succeeds. All great points of view from outsiders and all things that we have all used with varying degrees of success although ultimately the end result can still be the same. It is very easy to stand in judgement of others and have your point of view, it is much harder to stand beside them and with them in the mess that is their failure and to not pass on your judgement or your point of view and to be with them in it. It’s uncomfortable! That’s why it is hard. Where the real growth lies is admitting to yourself that you actually failed, you didn’t cease to be by accepting the result. Your not a lessor person because of it, you are more than before. So by not continuing,  irrelevant of what the people around you say you should do you have actually succeeded because only you know what is right for you. And this life is only about you and your choices. Then by picking up the pieces and redefining the measurement of success as it means to you. And proceeding forward with new knowledge and information to create your reality that is constantly in-formation.

So next time someone tells you your a failure. Smile at them and say thank you for their point of view, however I’m learning new skills and am currently in-formation of new ways to succeed in my reality. And carry on being the best version of yourself that you can currently be! And if you can’t smile at that maybe this picture may make your day.

Tree Pixie

The smiling Bramston Beach pixie

 

Nature is to Nurture

Early Life

Found these little dudes whilst out riding

The beautiful thing about nature and walking amongst it with all your senses wide open is you never know what little gems you might come across. Earlier this week I was walking along the river and noticed a nest on a low branch of a Fig tree. Gently pulling down the branch revealed this delicate, innocent and totally vulnerable pair of baby chicks. I don’t profess to be some expert on nature so I’m not able to name them, however I am able to totally appreciate the delicate balance that is life within the natural order of the world. Along with a massive dose of gratitude for being able to peer in to this private little world, I captured my photo and moved along to allow them the peace they deserve.

It got me thinking a great deal though on how we all start out in the same way. Now i’m not saying we are all born in trees and hatch out of eggs, maybe some of you did but i was told I wasn’t delivered in that fashion (mine was a stork delivery). I was however like all of us that vulnerable, innocent and totally reliant upon a responsible adult to care for me and raise me so that one day I might be able to leap out of the nest and fly all on my own. The question is  have we flown on our own natural instincts  as we know these birds will do one day, or are we flying according to someone else’s desires?

Looking at the birds they are totally unaware of their environment and require their parents to protect them and supply a steady amount of food. We think that’s all there is too it and when they are ready their parents push them out and they start flapping and hopefully fly before getting anywhere near the ground, and Shazzam! we have a bird that just knows what to do to be a bird. And that’s nature, no need for nurture, the animal world is a dark and cruel place where only the strongest survive. In my humble opinion that last sentence only applies to the human world. The animal kingdom has an inbuilt nurturing and knowing that all will be how it is meant to be and its that simple. That little bird will simply KNOW! what is required and will embody it.

Us humans have a similar experience. As infants we are totally unaware of anything other than food, warmth and our parents. Then we grow and expand our awareness of the world around us. We slowly over many years stretch out into that world until at some point we leap out of the nest and be human. How many of us know what it is that our human nature needs us to be let alone be human? The baby chick knows innately what is required. They fly, balance and collect food to survive. How do we humans, know what to do or be? Or are we shown what someone else wants us to be?

Our parents generally want us to do or be something that they weren’t able to do or be or to live up to some weird ideal of being “proper”. Proper according to what measuring stick?  Society has its hand in the ideals of being a human. It lays its imprint into us through schooling, TV, radio, internet, advertising, marketing as well as our peers and the economic pedigree we are born into. So as a result how much of our present day reality is made up of these ideals, morals and imprints? How much of it do we just follow along because “that’s what we’ve always done around here”? How much of it is natural to us? And how often do we feel like a hostage to others ideals and beliefs? Doing and not Being? How often do we really feel like we are the bird flying through the trees effortlessly and needlessly, being? Spend time in nature, disconnect from the feedlot, turn off the phone and TV and you may very well find the answers to these questions and many more.

Nature is beautiful there is no doubt about it. When we spend time in nature we instantly feel alive and connected. Every wondered why? Well we come from nature. We are nature. Its within all of us however we’ve been domesticated and separated from our natural source. We’ve been hearded and corralled into our own feedlots, separated by a fence or a wall from each other and from nature. We have boxed nature up into little strips between the concrete and asphalt. At night we close the doors and windows on nature. We hide from it when it is fierce and hot or scowly and cold. Why? Because it is uncomfortable and we have been conditioned to comfort. Yet whenever we spend time in it no matter the weather we have a story of significance to share about how wet and cold we got or how sunburnt and hot we got. Battle scars of our survival against nature.

So my point is this. We don’t survive against nature we thrive in its presence. We as a species thrive when our environment thrives and is healthy. We grow when nature is left to grow. It isn’t about our job title, the size of our houses or how much we are worth financially, nature doesn’t care for that. It’s superficial in natures presence. When you open yourself up to receive the beauty of a sunrise or sunset you instantly feel better, nothing else matters in that moment of beauty. The fresh air on your face as you wander through the forest and the crunch of the grass and sticks beneath your feet all add to the therapy of nature. The best way to nurture yourself is to be at one with nature. Sit in nature in quiet contemplation and ask it for the answers to your questions. Hug a tree, dance or walk barefoot on the dirt, get your hands dirty even for just 10 minutes. And you never know you might get a chance to peer into the private world of nature and be changed by the experience. Or better still you might find your true nature or even yourself. Go out and enjoy the moment!