PATRONS: Love Is Awake

PATRONS: Love Is Awake

You are awakening in this very moment. You chose to be here at this time in your history to experience what you are calling ‘awakening.’ Know that you not only chose to be here at this time, but that you are the creator of this time, and you created Now to be the time of awakening. And now you are here, living in your creation, at the time of awakening, and even though you may not as yet have let the feeling into your heart, I tell you that this is the beginning of the time for which you have strived. You are here, in the Now, and you are awakening. It is the time for celebration.

The celebration starts now and will live on eternally in the joys of being that have birthed from your journey. What has been achieved is real. It has touched All That Is. The very nature of being is expanded, all life is enhanced, and it is your collective energy that has made it so. Through you, the love that has always been, that from which all life births, has awoken in a new way. And so I call this energy, this expansion of being that has birthed from your heart, the Love That Is Awake. It is the very energy of what you call awakening and it is experienced as the opening of the heart to universal, unconditional, awakened love.

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PATRONS: The Futility Of Being Angry At Ignorance.

PATRONS: The Futility Of Being Angry At Ignorance.

Over the next two articles (which will close the seeing others clearly series), I want to share the stage I went through on my journey of dealing with my own negative feelings, instead of projecting them onto others in the form of prejudice. As the title suggests, this goes beyond prejudice towards minorities and looks at no longer feeling prejudice towards those who— at the extreme end — are proud of their bigotry. This is something I have sought to do without falling back on the religious dagger in the back of “love the sinner hate the sin” (which is delusional in its belief it is a loving — rather than bigoted — standpoint because of how it seeks to divide a person from their own nature).

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PATREON: The Dance of Self and Other - An Invitation to Love.

PATREON: The Dance of Self and Other - An Invitation to Love.

Consciousness has created realities through which to explore itself. Each reality is an illusion created from the unified level of eternal-consciousness — which religion calls “God” — by forgetting it is all selves and instead focusing on a particular self.

ANALOGY: If you think of God as the whole alphabet, then it knows it is every letter that exists. In order to create new ways of experiencing itself, imagine God creating a reality with 26 individuals with each person being based on a letter. To do this, it creates 26 bubbles of individuality that, when entered, causes it to focus on one particular letter by forgetting that it is also the other 25 letters. This is done to such a high degree of focus that each individual believes the letter it represents is All That It Is. This is how eternal-consciousness creates new experiences for itself by using selective focus through the use of unconsciousness.

The mix of consciousness and unconsciousness in each individual is expressed through the sculpture analogy. Imagine a block of marble that is God. Because God is All That Is, it contains the potential of everything (meaning it cannot be added to because it already is all the marble that exists). It cannot therefore expand by adding more marble to itself. It can, however, create new experiences by revealing the potentials within it. This is done by carving away the marble to reveal an infinite number of sculptures that exist — as potential experiences of self — within the block of marble.

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PATRONS: How "The Light" Created "The Dark".

PATRONS: How "The Light" Created "The Dark".

Today’s article is a short text that came through last summer when I was preparing for the weekend event I talked about in The Spiritual Insight That Brought Me To Tears article.

I stumbled across it while searching my notebooks for something else and was struck by how much it relates to our current exploration of self and other. I barely remember writing it as when I prepare for an event I spent two or three days writing down streams of ideas in order to start focusing the content that is likely to be explored. It was therefore a delight to find the text you are about to read and realize that it was a perfect fit for what we are currently discussing.

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FREE: True happiness isn't a reaction - it is the feeling you hold for yourself.

FREE: True happiness isn't a reaction - it is the feeling you hold for yourself.

Spirituality isn’t about refining clearer and clearer ideas (although that can be fun). It is about being clearer and clearer as to your own state of feeling.

What a person wants will tell you more about them than what they have.

So, for all of us who may dream of “having more money”, the question we have arrived at is : What is the feeling you are really wanting? And the answer is an expression of feeling rather than just the idea of what money is. So, if you are someone who dreams of money, the question is:

What is the feeling you want in your life that you are calling money?

With this move from money as a mental idea to money as a feeling, what I want to do in this article is look at this “idea of money” (which we are collectively mesmerized by) such that we can better understand, recognize, and not be mentally dominated by it. When this happens, we can lose our personal sense of identity in the pursuit of it.

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PATRONS: The Realization Of Self Within Other.

PATRONS: The Realization Of Self Within Other.

That which surrounds you is what you are choosing to integrate.

What you are isn’t contained within a single, physical body. There are circles, within circles, within circles of people that surround you (with each circle and your level of focus upon it representing a layer of meaning). When you look at your life in this way, what is seen is that the closest of these circles is what you are most focused on integrating (with the circle outside of that being the next, and so forth). This means that your focus on these different “circles of other” is like a road-map of your intention to expand — rather like looking into your future.

In this vision of circles I want you to feel how what you are is represented not just by your immediate self, but by everything you choose to focus on (regardless of whether that is perceived as being your personal self or other). In this we begin to see how what we have called “other” is actually a description of the human qualities that are currently awakening / resolving / clarifying within us. In this light the other people upon whom you are most focused are seen to reflect / reveal your choice of evolution (through the direction of your focus).

What we call “other” could also be called our personal “next” in terms of it representing our expansion of focus.

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PATRONS: To Embrace “Other” Is To Integrate More Of Yourself.

PATRONS: To Embrace “Other” Is To Integrate More Of Yourself.

When we start our journey through the human experience we take on the singular perspective of being an individual. We do however evolve over time and see our older self as being different from our younger self. However, although we may come to no longer agree with the perspective we held in our youth, we do remember what it felt like. As such, the perspective of our youth — which we may no longer resonate with — is a perspective we now understand and can feel empathy for.

The upshot of this is that we first birth with a singular perspective and, by the time we die, we can adopt a range of perspectives (even though we may not feel aligned with them all). See how the majority of perspectives you have adopted across your life have birthed from experiences of resonance with or resistance to “other” people (which you have then uniquely evolved).

This is the natural process of seeking to be like the people we most resonate with. The resonance of our heart is unique and reflects our intention for this life. Those whom you most strongly admire — which is an expression of resonance — are not just random people who happen to possess the qualities you like. The people who have most profoundly affected you — even if they are famous or historical figures — are specific individuals you selected to resonate with in this life because of how that relationship would shape you (which does not require meeting them).

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FREE: Is Your Dream Limited or Infinite?

FREE: Is Your Dream Limited or Infinite?

We each birth with a dream for our life — a dream that is expressed as an intention to feel and be. This is because our spirits exist within and dream of states of feeling (rather than states of definition).

We birth to feel and be — not to attain or accumulate.

What this means is that none of us birth into this world with an intention based on some state of definition, such as earning a certain amount of money (“I will be a billionaire”), attaining a particular high position in society (“I will be president”), or a certain level of fame (“I will have the most people following me on social media”). These are all human dreams, which is not to imply they are lesser dreams, but is to recognize them as a different type of dream that is far harder to fulfill (because they are based upon ideas which are inherently limited, hierarchical, and competitive).

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FREE: Book One - I Am You. You Are God. (complete book)

FREE: Book One - I Am You. You Are God. (complete book)

Welcome to the full text of my book I AM YOU. YOU ARE GOD. Along with my articles, this book is probably the best introduction to my writing as it covers all the main themes of my work. 

BOOK ONE - I AM YOU. YOU ARE GOD is an alternate version of my 2005 "You Are God" book (expanded collector's edition available on Amazon). It is not intended to replace that book as the updated terminology has a more modern feel that makes the book read quite differently in the texts that have so far been revised. 

BOOK TWO - THE MATTER OF CONSCIOUSNESS is currently being released here on Patreon as each text is finalized (see my Writing Library page for list of BOOK TWO texts already available). This is expected to be followed by BOOK THREE - A FRAMEWORK FOR EVERYTHING (which currently exists in draft form). 

If you enjoy my writing please consider becoming a patron which will give you full access to my article collection, the on-going release of BOOK TWO, and my 10 new articles a month - all for $5 per month. 

Happy reading!

With love,
Story


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PATRONS: Seeing Our Unity Is Just The First Step In Awakening.

PATRONS: Seeing Our Unity Is Just The First Step In Awakening.

This is the first of several articles on perception and “Seeing Each Other Clearly”. Through this we will explore and open our understanding of how we perceive and relate to each other. This isn’t however just about how we could all get along better — although I will certainly highlight that possibility — it is about understanding that the reasons we have difficulty seeing each other clearly are not mistakes to be corrected, but what creates the journey from not seeing clearly to seeing clearly that some of us have chosen to call “spiritual awakening” (but can be called by many names such as “coming to love” or “making the unconscious conscious”).

We each have so many relationships in our life — such as our relationship with our partner, our mother, our father, our family, our friends, our work colleagues, our government, the religions of the world, science, our creativity, our sexuality, violence, food, God, your spirit, and your self. One of the most life-changing and transformative realizations we can have is to realize that in all of these relationships, there is only ever one thing you are seeing, and that is yourself — which is the self, which is the one unified self, which is the infinite self, which is eternal-consciousness, which is the source of all creation.

You are the creator of your face within humanity and your face is different from my face. This allows us to look at each other and believe that you are other than me. But…

All we ever see are reflections of our self through the infinite mirror of diversity.

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FREE: The Abundant Transformation - Are You Ready To Feel More?

FREE: The Abundant Transformation - Are You Ready To Feel More?

This tendency to focus on what is seen as “most wrong” is something that comes from our survival instinct. This evolved through the “primal” conditions we see in animal kingdom and we see it today in the instinct to completely focus on whatever is putting you in danger (as the most effective strategy to survive). This isn’t however the best strategy for dealing with financial problems in the modern world.

While it is useful to give regular attention to the conditions of your life — especially when they are causing you to struggle — giving them 100% of your time is highly destructive on an emotional level.

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FREE: Embrace Your Ever-Changing Self.

FREE: Embrace Your Ever-Changing Self.

“Change Is The Only Constant — Learn To Love It.

In the realization of what change is lies the deeper understanding of both yourself and reality. The definition of words can only begin to point at the multitude of sensations that erupt from the experience of change. Change is not some component of reality — meaning it is not a defined quality or separate “thing” that you may or may not possess.

  • Change is a part of everything you experience.

  • You are an experience of change.

  • Reality is an experience of change.

Change is therefore as indefinable as the experience of life — of beingness — itself. By broadening your understanding of what change is, you open yourself to change; you open yourself to more of All That You Are.

You are changing, always changing, forever changing.

You are change.

You are changing the world. You are the world changing.”

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PATRONS: You are the Motivation and the Choice.

PATRONS: You are the Motivation and the Choice.

Any teaching can only point to Freedom Consciousness — the rest is then up to you.

At the core of accepting this is the taking of responsibility for your own experience. This is essential because, at the heart of what I teach, is the understanding we are each — as creators — living within the experience of our own beliefs. To not take responsibility for your own experience is to not believe you are the creator of it and, for as long as you believe that, you are not free. When this is understood the realization is that there is no teaching in existence that can break through, or somehow erase your doubts, because reality must always reflect your doubts to you.

You must believe in the possibility of freedom to experience it.

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FREE: The Importance Of Following Your Inner Feeling Of Guidance.

FREE: The Importance Of Following Your Inner Feeling Of Guidance.

To be told a wise observation that personally touches you is like receiving the gift of a delicious meal when hungry. To learn to follow your inner guidance is to learn to draw sustenance from the eternally abundant river of potential that is life. Upon doing this, you will not only discover the ease of abundance, you will directly experience that the guidance of your feelings flows from the state of unified knowing that our wider state of consciousness possesses. When stood in that knowing, you will realize that the light and joy you feel within is the level of shared eternal-consciousness that shines from within all.

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PATRONS: Embrace The Feeling Of Success - Throw Yourself A Parade!

PATRONS: Embrace The Feeling Of Success - Throw Yourself A Parade!

I want to talk about the idea of success. Let’s start by shaking off any negative connotations you may have with the word as, on our spiritual journey, some words that are connected with money come to be seen as “unspiritual” or simply as something that “a spiritual person” should not be concerning themselves with. 

Take a moment to check you don’t have any negative ideas around the word success — including the desire to be successful.

Remember, we are each in this world to create, expand, and explore from a basis of joy and freedom — doesn’t that sound a lot like the feeling of success?

Another piece of baggage that the idea of success has picked up comes from linking success to money — and thereby capitalism — through the idea that success must always be at someone else’s expense. While it is true that in our competitive world people often step on each other to get “to the top”, that isn’t what we are talking about here. So distinguish between the idea of success as a state of joy, versus the idea of “success at any cost”.

“Success at any cost” is not about success — it is about power. This is seen in how “joyful abundance at any cost” doesn’t sound right, but “power at any cost” feels to be pointing at what is being said.

What I hope you are starting to sense already is that, although you may not have perceived that you had any problem with the word success, it is easy to pick up negative associations in connection with it.

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PATRONS: How Much Time Will You Give? How Perfect Do You Want To Be?

PATRONS: How Much Time Will You Give? How Perfect Do You Want To Be?

The Art of Finding Your Sweet Spot.

Polishing up the completed texts for The Matter Of Consciousness book has been an interesting process. The last two texts in particular, Your Dream Starts Here and Perfection through Imperfection were both powerful experiences of feeling like there was no end to the amount I could keep polishing them. So, in today’s article I thought I would do something a little different and reflect on the writing process, but through the lens of “finding the sweet spot” as a further exploration of our relationship the feeling of perfection. This whole subject became clear yesterday with Perfection through Imperfection being the book text, more than any other, that just kept evolving, refining, and just outright changing.

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FREE: Are You More Human Or Divine?

FREE: Are You More Human Or Divine?

To lift your human glasses up is not to “see your spirit” — it is to “see how your spirit sees”.

This means that if you came to this life in order to have the human experience of awakening (remembering that this is a choice of experience and not “our purpose”), then you are here to meet your spirit THROUGH your human form. You are not here to become your spirit INSTEAD of your human form (meaning you are not here to evolve away or untangle yourself from your human form).

In awakening, you are not trying to discover your spirit as a separate thing. You are seeking to connect with your own wider level of perception such that you can explore what it is we are as eternal-consciousness in a temporary mortal form.

We are not here within human form to explore awakening by either putting on or taking off perceptual glasses; meaning, there is not a goal to either see as a human or see as your spirit. If you wish to think in terms of a goal, then imagine the goal being to experience a perceptual dance, where we move between the human and spirit perceptions of reality, such that we keep getting different tastes of them in relation to each other.

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