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As human vessels for Divine light, we are constantly inundated with information and wisdom that comes directly via our primary light-source, the sun. Revolutionaries have known the power of this for aeons.

It is the light of the sun that feeds our pineal gland – that harmonises with creative intelligence.

Yet, we are often disconnected from our inner light. The split happens between our adult self and our child self (that person who was closer to our origin). The sadness we often feel throughout our lifetime is this disconnection with our inner child who was wild and free (until being suppressed by our parents and society). The inner child is our inner sun. The more lost it is, the more hidden – the more neglected, the more suppressed.

The inner child is always yearning for freedom – always asking us for love and attention, for unconditional acceptance. If we can liberate our inner child, we will liberate our inner light, and allow it to shine upon the world.

Who can escape the question unscathed – WHO AM I?

Who can escape suffering?

Who can escape having to face his own perception and seeing that it was all an illusion – that so much of how we lived our lives was self-limiting. We limited how we were out of fear – out of what we feared others would think/feel/react – our of fear of what it would be like to be free. When we ultimately face ourselves in the mirror, we end up asking – was it really other people that I feared – or was it really myself? All the demons and witches and ghosts I saw – were they not merely figments of my imagination? Were any of them real on any level?

Surely, then we see that we live in an illusion, in a conceptual dream that has no beginning and no end except that we will keep meeting ourselves again and again – and again.

Surely, we can see the intelligence within every particle is not cruel, it merely asks us to look, to observe without judgement, to experience life to the fullest without limitation. To be extraordinary is to see the world as it is – limitless. This is not “positive thinking” – this is realism.

The holographic self realises it projects its reality outward onto the world, and then hopes to receive something back it did not expect. It will receive everything back it expected, as that is what it created. The power of consciousness is that its telepathic, instantaneous and travels at the speed of thought.

The quantum perspective of being in a pond – is that we can gain the awareness that actually there is a whole world, a whole reality outside the pond – and with courage, we can break free of the self-limiting eco-system of the pond, and adventure forth into the world. Perhaps humble tadpoles we begin, yet to boldly go outward, we will emerge as frogs when we free our minds. This is our opportunity to liberate our fears and achieve empowerment – this is empowerment is actually self-knowledge. Our greatest power is to know ourselves.

Not every day is the same, not every pitfall the same. So many levels, so many factors, dimensions, ways we can look at something. It is always important our perception. A great starting point is simply to be aware we have a perception – we have a choice how we perceive things – we are able to change that perception. We can decide to see something differently.

Rumi teaches that we don’t need to look on the outside – we can take ownership of our world – we can decide to create a fertile soil and to plant beautiful seeds so that they may grow –“This Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.”– Rumi

This vision of seeing the world within is important. We can shape our reality with this. It is not that the sky will become green to another person. It is simply that out sky will be blue. And that’s all that’s important within our world. If we won’t accept negativity in our sky, then no negativity will exist in that reality. It is ours to choose. Essentially we are able to imprint our intent onto the universe. We are also able to live as Rumi wrote, “as though everything is rigged in your favor.”How liberated a perspective.

Life contains inevitable challenges, difficulties along the path. Sometimes signposts, gateways, portals, awakenings, stepping stones. It is true to say that every fork in the road, contains new opportunities for learning and growth. So the more forks you hit, the more you are being gifted opportunities for learning. Yet each fork in the road, is difficult – it may feel painful, daunting, stressful, draining and more.

It is not easy to hit tension, to hit up against a wall.

How do we navigate through the points of tension, how do we learn as spiritual beings, how do we awaken?

These are some of the questions one has.

Essentially it always starts with –

Who am I?

Some of the keys to growing in a human incarnation are listed below. There are so many (the number is infinite in some sense), yet I’ve picked six of the most important:

  • Letting Go
  • Forgiveness
  • Acceptance
  • Unconditional Love
  • Non-attachment
  • Gratitude

Within the gamut of spiritual growth and peak awareness, is the truth of conditioned states, that all energy is moving and changing. The whole world of consciousness is in a state of flux. All that is real is NOW, is happening in the present moment. Our only moment of choice is in this present moment.

If our awareness is elsewhere – on anything beyond the now – then it is reaching helplessly into the past (known) or the future (unknown or unknowable).

Personal qualities to develop on the spiritual path include patience with ourselves, and patience with others, diligence, being in a state of gratitude. It is also essential to have a quality of love and compassion for ourselves and for all creatures.

Buddhist Zen monk Thích Nhất Hạnh teaches that there is no way to happiness, that really it is happiness that is the way, just like peace is the way to peace.

And what if you say to me – I want to be full, yet I don’t have food.

Yes, it is like wanting to be peaceful, yet having repressed hatred boiling inside.

To satisfy one’s hunger, one needs food. To be peaceful, one needs to release anger.

Or to be satisfied, one needs to have released feelings of not being satisfied first. Then, the food will only satiate hunger if it is received by the mouth and swallowed into the body.

In a similar way, if one has not released first the hatreds, the fears, the anxieties, the insecurities, the jealousies, then one will not be able to receive the pure wisdom of knowingness, the fountain of bliss that awaits the spiritual seeker.

Within the nature of water is the clue. Water is fluid, it moves, it shapes itself to whatever vessel or container it finds itself in. Flowing, shaped by perception. To be fluid is to be like water. To be happy, we must let go. We must let go of all our conditioning and let go of all our demands for being happy. If we want nothing, then we have let go of our will. We can relax. If we are relaxed, then we have the freedom to be happy.

If we have let go of wanting to be something, then we will naturally have arrived at peace.

“True happiness is based on peace.”– Thích Nhất Hạnh

I wish you this boundless peace where you sit under a waterfall and arising from within you is a wondrous and infinite light that keeps flowing, keeps giving, keeps expanding for all the days of your lifetime.

Love and peace,
David

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Swimming through water is more revealing than the mere sensation of being in the water. The body becomes lighter – one has a sense of weightlessness. The idea of who we are is changed by being inside water. The limited heavy person becomes lighter, can float with the water, perhaps move with the tide. That’s why I love being in water as it always reminds me I am beyond the limited perception I had of myself – and it is only my fears that block me from experiencing more of life.

Without being water – we are limited by our fears. Beyond fear, we are limitless.

Our nature is to limit. To tell stories. To make-believe the world as we “know it.”

Stories. Endless stories. We tell ourselves. We make them real. We wish them to be real. We are comfortable in our thought-forms – in our labelling – in our limited ideas.

Swimming through water is more revealing than the mere sensation of being in the water. The body becomes lighter – one has a sense of weightlessness. The idea of who we are is changed by being inside water. The limited heavy person becomes lighter, can float with the water, perhaps move with the tide. That’s why I love being in water as it always reminds me I am beyond the limited perception I had of myself – and it is only my fears that block me from experiencing more of life.

Water is literally swimming through the human body – used in all of its tissues and organs and each cell. Water regulates body temperature. It encompasses over 60% water. So on some level we are water (at least 60% of us) and we relate to its function is essential to life on this planet. Without water, a person can barely survive a few days at best. Subconsciously, we are linked to water – it powers our thoughts, our feelings (molecules of emotion), our perceptions.

Yet what are the qualities of water?

It takes on any shape. It is completely malleable, immediately changing its nature to accomodate another body. In its fluid form, it moves through space, rapidly in a waterfall or wave or spring. This wondrous water is at least part of who we are.

We are partly this water nature – changeable, adaptable, fluid, moving, shifting, limitless.
Limitless water is a part of who we are. Move like water. Be like water.

It was Bruce Lee who famously taught – “be like water.”

Move beyond fears – be limitless like water.

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Underwater view of a woman, wearing a long gown, floating in water. Photograph by Toni Frissell at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida, USA, 1947
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https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.pixabay.com%2Fphoto%2F2014%2F11%2F07%2F05%2F33%2Fsacred-520218_960_720.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fpixabay.com%2Fen%2Fsacred-candlelight-romantic-520218%2F&docid=018DSIPLFdtHBM&tbnid=Uk7h-3EyqdVqUM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiP3be34YTcAhVMJpQKHWLMBVEQMwiCASgEMAQ..i&w=960&h=644&bih=655&biw=1280&q=sacred%20feminine&ved=0ahUKEwiP3be34YTcAhVMJpQKHWLMBVEQMwiCASgEMAQ&iact=mrc&uact=8Not a day goes by when we don’t have a new allegation, a new confession, a new apology. Whilst some accusations have a sound basis, the climate of judgement is toxic for all of us. It is a time of cleansing, of shedding skins, of the muggy old skin being removed by the exfoliating brush of public exposure. There is no easy way out of this – I just wish it would be fast-tracked and we could start again with a clean slate – that our heroes were real heroes – and our enemies real enemies – not this ongoing murkiness. Nobody can hide any more in this.

Collectively, we all need to bring conscious awareness to the squalid environment we find ourselves in. It is only by realising that the media is owned by corporations, and carries an agenda, that we can start to unravel the system, and our place in it. We can support the independent voices, and allow them expression. We can bring a new consciousness to the media and help it see its responsibility to honour all beings as sacred.

The feminine archetype is still hurting. And we need to address this. Conscious men need to protect our women. Yet the archetype goes further than man or woman – as it is a core energetic frequency within nature, within both men and women. Archetypes are kernels of the human story. They are signposts or wayshowers that narrate the essential masculine and feminine forces of our nature.

What lies within this deep feminine wounding that seeks to lash out at men? The feminine is the source of creation and creativity. It cannot be suppressed endlessly. Its power which is endless must be recognised, acknowledged and honoured by all. If we cannot honour the feminine, she will bite back. She is our keeper, our sacred mother, our source.

The sacred masculine is our protector.

Both energies synergise.

If you suppress one, the harmony and balance of nature if broken. Mother Nature will have to find a way to redress this imbalance. And Gaia will find a way.

What is a healthy masculine energy?

A healthy masculine knows that is his Source is sacred. He doesn’t need to force himself to act in any way, as he knows that he would never cut off his Source. He is simply wise. He has the warrior spirit in him to protect those weaker than himself – he acts as their custodian – not in any way superior – just simply doing his service, his sacred duty. His nature is only destructive when there are no rules in place, no boundaries. The wild man needs boundaries to stem his flow of energy, otherwise he will savage nature.

The healthy masculine stands alone with his Source and honors the sacred feminine not because he has to – or because rules bound him to an ethical code – simply because he is connected to himself.

An unhealthy masculine energy is disconnected from his nature. He is suffering because he doesn’t know who he is. A healthy masculine is a warrior for peace.

A healthy masculine honours his natural inclinations – yet he doesn’t let himself be controlled by them. His first instinct is to stand up in his power to protect.

Sexually, his innate drive is passionate, expressive, outward. The healthy masculine expresses this sacred energy unreservedly. He knows that his desire is a calling – and he does not play games with it. His sexuality is a sacred part of his being.

When he chooses to suppress his needs, he feels ashamed. When he uses another, he has removed himself from his role as protector. He has fallen into purely selfish acts through ignorance and a lack of consciousness. The masculine simply forgot who he was and what his place in the world was.

It’s time for the masculine to make peace with the feminine – and remember who he is.

That’s when men become men, proud and honourable, respectful of themselves, each other, and respectful of their women.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/erprofe/4724824314Antoine de Saint-Exupéry words echo in my heart – “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Our history and tradition has placed a demand of women to be the fountain of life as well as the fountain of love, comfort, support and sexual pleasure.

In turn, men have traditionally controlled the external machinery of societies, science and education, government, finance, law, military and the like.

Our judicial systems have been patriarchal and the overarching theme has been male dominance over women and society at large. Property, political leadership and moral authority have been controlled by men.

If we look back nearly 3500 years, Hatshepsut ruled as female pharaoh of Egypt for 20 years. Apparently, her nephew Thutmose III destroyed and suppressed her memory until a record of her was recently discovered and publicised by archaeologists.

Androcracy has been the chosen form of government, in which rulers have been men, in every society. There have gradually been more exceptions to this rule with the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, Park Geun-hye, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Benazir Bhutto and Aung San Suu Kyi. Nowadays, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has risen to the rank of one of the most powerful leaders in the world.

These leaders have not often been celebrated for their femininity – Thatcher was known as Britain’s “Iron Lady” whereas David Ben-Gurion apparently described Golda Meir as “the only man” in his cabinet.

The tradition of misogyny – of suppressing and demeaning the feminine – is now being paid back via retribution. The payback is to suppress the masculine.
What traditionally has been revered, honoured and celebrated in men is now being shamed. This misandry is seen in the now-current trend of naming and shaming powerful men like Morgan Freeman.

Freeman, 80, feels that his life work is “at risk of being undermined” having been accused of sexual harassment:

“All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humour.”

We have to understand that the world was a different place in the 1930s when Freeman was born and stop judging men according to modern standards. A dirty old man he may be, but an abuser I’m not so sure. Freeman seems to me like a talented man who rose to fame much later in life and now has a twinkle in his eyes!

And it would be remiss not to mention, Freeman is worth $200 million!

I think it’s going beyond the pale that a man who may even be talking to women inappropriately is now being exposed as an abuser.

Not every cringe-worthy act should be deemed a crime.
If we decide that every time a man approaches a woman with interest, or flirts with a woman, it is a crime, then what kind of society will result?

A boring one for sure. And a whole lot of miserable celibate people. Is this what we want?

You could even call Freeman a pest. Yet a man who has risen to the highest rungs of Hollywood, is unlikely to have avoided getting a big ego – given out and received numerous wanted and unwanted advances from women, sexual and otherwise. The moment anyone is in the public eye, our fame-centric, fame-obsessed society becomes ravenous, feeding off every quirk.

The complaints against Freeman seem particularly petty though. There is a young Instagram female empowerment generation claiming super-hero powers – and now we have a group of whining whingers claiming to be victims.

Society is actually breaking down because of how men are being portrayed and because men are being demeaned for talking to women.

A compliment is not sexual assault. A bad joke is not sexual abuse.
Since when was a mere wink creepy?

Awkward is not sinful.

These sexual assault police are now crying “rape” at every man in power. It’s too much.

Let’s rewind a little. Sexuality is a natural inclination, not “wrong” or “bad” as in the Calvinistic tradition. How can a natural inclination be moralised?

Successful people generally have a powerful sex drive. How else could they succeed without this force propelling them forward? And they are rewarded for this creative drive.

Sex is deemed a human need (not a choice or desire) – not a mere whim – or a game. Both sexes have an innate sexual need. This is not shameful, wrong, bad or ugly.

No such thing exists as “using another for sex” – sex is innately co-creative, unless it’s rape or sexual abuse.

I continue to hear of men being derided for “using women for sex” – the familiar perpetrator-victim story.

What about those who are being falsely accused in this witch hunt?

When will they come for me?’

Is it fair to make people guilty before they are allowed to defend themselves? Asking for proof or evidence does not make you an apologist for abuse.

Hashtag campaigns like “IBelieveHer” are problematic as they place all the credibility in the hands of the accuser. It’s not clear who the real victim is.

It is easy to accuse. The accuser can make any allegation with no accountability. The social media court then decides based on public mood swings. These accusations stick in the public view, and even if a person is innocent, they will never be welcomed back without suspicion.

Tarnished by the brush of an accusation is like paying a price without having stood trial.

Reportedly fired for improper conduct, American author, voice actor, and radio personality, Garrison Keillor’s admission is compelling:

“I put my hand on a woman’s bare back. I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized,”

Keillor wrote in an email to the Minnesota Star Tribune in response to the allegation. “I sent her an email of apology later and she replied that she had forgiven me and not to think about it. We were friends. We continued to be friendly right up until her lawyer called.”

Accusation is not guilt. It’s prudent to reserve judgement where possible until the weight of claims becomes impossible to ignore (as with Bill Cosby, and Harvey Weinstein).

When a due process is followed and criminal charges are laid (for instance in the case of Roman Polanski), the aftermath continues decades later even though he pleaded guilty and went to prison for his crimes. Now, most people agree that even consensual statutory rape is amoral, yet Polanski served months under house arrest and 42 days in prison before fleeing to France.

Polanski is a Holocaust survivor, who spent six years of his childhood (aged 6-12) mostly alone evading Nazi death marches and then, post-Holocaust, achieved personal success as a film director. In 1969, he lost his pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, the love of his young life, who was murdered horrifically by the Manson Family.

It’s quite hard to understand why so much has been said about Polanski. We seem to have lost our moral compass. Whilst I don’t condone his actions in any way, it’s time to forgive. A homeless childhood evading Nazi persecution spent mostly on the run and alone is hardly a foundation for psychological health, but rather psychological tragedy.

A little compassion goes a long way. As Carl Jung writes:
 “There is no coming to consciousness without pain.”

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Agree or disagree – tell me why?
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David Starlyte – ASCENSION GUIDE
My guidance is channeled from the STARS. I’m a gateway, or portal to soul enlightenment (basically self-knowledge). Find out more about me: www.davidstarlyte.com
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