Oblivion!!….What and Where is It?


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.

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!

Every morning feels like this

Love and gratitude to all! Enjoy the journey!

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!

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!

What is possible?

IMG_2437As this is my first post here I will endeavor to keep it short and sweet, not one of my strong points as I can tend to ramble or even rant when something gets me all passionate and fiery. The basis for my setting up a blog is really to explore the world we interact with daily. We are told and shown by the example of others from a very early age what it means to be in this world (or reality as I like to describe it). So if we are told and shown everything, how much of it is really ours? How much of what we experience day to day is received and perceived from a place of neutrality? How much of the information we receive is actually beneficial to us and how much of this information is designed to unconsciously control or manipulate us? Now I’m pretty sure I don’t have all the answers however I’m going to explore all the little bits and pieces that make up my reality. And really, all of our life up till this point has been in-formation so it stands to reason that everything else from here on is in-formation. I’m not sure where all this will lead to actually one of my favorite sayings is “I do know that I don’t need to know and when I do need to know I will then know what I didn’t once know” I do know that it will be awe-full