What is Spirituality?

Question: I wake up…. and what I need to know…. right then and there…. is there. [On my FB feed]

My only confusion in life is books like Ester Hicks = manifestation. Are we supposed to surrender fully…. or create from the supermarket of life?

Vision Boards = people pay thousands for a few hours on manifesting…

Then I read Michael A Singer book: THE SURRENDER EXPERIMENT… and I relax in wonder.

Yet, all under the title of Spirituality. Who’s right… really?????
I trust you…..so I ask you.

Bearji: To cut right to the Heart of the matter… Anything and everything that can POP into mind is NOT REAL! All angels, all entities, all channels, all spirit guides, all past life beliefs, are phenomenon, just ‘appearances of mind.’

Thoughts come and go, appearances of phenomenon come and go. What always remains should be where you hold your attention. Love is Trustworthy. Trust LOVE.

Now with that said, I will explain more…

First and foremost, follow your heart. Also meaning, do not follow your minds processes, especially about what others say and do, or where they find value.

When it comes to our few experiences of life which cannot be spoken, we are ultimately all alone. Awakening and death. So be alone right now! All alone with just your Silent Heart of Hearts in your direct awakening.

Love is Trustworthy. The ego mind, not so much.

I cannot say it better than my Lovely teacher, Gangaji, “Love is not a person. Love is your universal, individual and collective soul. Love is God, Love is truth, Love is beauty, Love is peace, Love is Self. And so… to know yourself, to surrender to truth, is to surrender to Love.”

Out of mind – into Heart! Also meaning, simply be still.

Now, before I continue… there is nothing wrong with manifesting. We need to survive. There is nothing wrong with any teaching as long as you DO NOT simply believe everything you hear. Listen, ask questions, if you are REALLY gaining something out of it, great… I will tell you, don’t believe a word I say, you need to find out for yourself through personal experiential investigations. And keep checking in with your heart, always check to see if this is not just another distraction of the ego.

Now I will try not to confuse anyone when I say; there is a teacher for everyone – until there is NOT!

I choose to not give any energy at all anymore to spirit guides, angels, people who channel, or with good intentions think they are channeling, or who out and out make that shit up for money.

Story – I constantly toured for years from one mind/body/spirit conferences to another. (1997-2002) I would often see the same authors, speakers, healers, psychics, and performers every weekend. You get to know someone’s character this way. It is my personal direct experience that one of the most popular so-called channels, still working and selling books today, is an absolute fraud. A very RICH fraud.

I was having a conversation with Doreen Virtue one day over a cup of tea and snacks. We winked at each other knowing this person was moving closer and listening to our conversation. Sure enough, the very next weekend, while watching his performance yet again, he told the thousand or so people there that he had brand new information. When he went into his ‘trance’ and acted as if the entity took control over his body and spoke with an altered voice all I heard was the conversation I had had with Doreen. It had been reported that he and his wife had put together well of 50 million dollars in the first 5 years!

I have kicked to the curb more than one national bestselling author friend because they would out and out lie to the people just to sell their music CD’s and books. When confronted, they rationalized it to me that they needed the money as to keep on their mission. WOW. – One specifically – As I handed this guy over the CASH, I confronted him. I had just taken in over $3,000.00 in less than 15 minutes from the sales of his music CD where he claimed to over 400 people that the Blessed Mother had appeared to him as a 22-year-old woman in a sun dress while in the recording studio. And that She had radiating Her Light into him while he recorded the music, thus out of his guitar and voice and onto the CD! ‘Buy it and be HEALED!’ He told them. ‘Come on down and touch the photograph and receive!’ I stood behind the sales table for him and sold over 300 of these music CDs at ten bucks apiece. The young woman in the short sexy dress was someone he had asked to take a picture of while walking the streets of New York City. (I asked him, he told me.) End of story.

You see, there is a teacher for everyone – Until there’s not. Meaning once you get all you can get from someone’s angel blog, or whatever enjoyable and entertaining psychic or brand new healing flavor of the month, you move on.

I am not saying all of these are fakes! There have been TONS of interesting information come through by communing with angels and channeling ‘teachers.’

ACIM – BEAUTIFUL HEART TEACHINGS . . . . I am sure people have had quantum leaps in their understanding and personal growth. ABSOLUTELY. For me too! Love love love it!

BUT…. Ultimately, none of these can serve you past their limitations. They are all pointers to what has no limitations. That which serves for True Self-realization.

Love Itself has no limitations. God, Truth, Self, has no limitations.

One day if you have the great good luck to meet a true teacher, a Sat Guru, meaning a final teacher, fall to their feet and TRUST the Love of which they point.

The final teacher is the one who tells you to STOP thinking and just listen to Silence Itself. Put down all tools, all books, all practices, all the psychics, healers, and angels. Stop seeking! You are Home right now. Surrender means to offer up all that is known to the unknown. Let all the ego ideas and concepts to be swallowed by Mystery. Put down all appearances of mind. Not Know! Be Still. Finally still. Give up trying!

The reason they are called final teachers as this is where True awakening happens. Sitting with a master like this, you also receive their awakened Light from them and their entire lineage through what’s called spiritual transmission.

So here we all are… Again, anything and everything that can POP into mind is NOT REAL! All angels, all entities, all channels, all spirit guides, all past life beliefs, are just ‘phenomenal appearances of mind.’

Thoughts come and go, appearances of phenomenon come and go. What always remains should be where you hold your attention. Love is Trustworthy. Trust LOVE.

No need to buy something to get what you already have. The only question is, now that you have met your survival needs, where do you hold your attention?

So strip off all of the egos clothes and surrender into the Silent Truth of Loves trusting Grace. Be naked and get ready for blissful union. Jump into the Ocean of God consciousness.

In Gratitude and Joy, Bearji

Just Love.

Give up all effort!

When you give up all effort to hold on to what you believe is reality, a sudden awakening experience reveals your life without limitations. Love Itself then calls you deeper into Love, and all Its possibilities. ~Bearji

Pure of Heart and Selfless

You are always giving yourself what you want and need. So the prayer has to be detailed, pure of heart and selfless but only to serve others. ~Bearji

One song. In pure Harmony…

 

UNI-VERSE – One song. In pure harmony, vibrating at whatever entertaining past life, wavelength or color of light you prefer. It’s about letting go of all beliefs! ALL BELIEFS! There is so much mind candy it can be a real challenge. ~Bearji

Callie, Blessed Callie…

When I stood above what was left of my cat Callie being puffs of her long hair having been taken by a coyote… I’m standing there with her bloodied collar in my hand and forgave the coyote first thing. The coyote and Callie are this ONENESS too of course. So I allowed ‘that piece-of-me’ that is ‘Callie’ to die too at that moment.

There is no real reason for ego to hang on to and/or bury the hurt, anger or fear before it’s dead. Let it die and in dying reply. Right? Sounds like a Rumi poem. This doesn’t mean I miss her, it means I miss her and am embracing the grieving, but there is no attachment to the suffering. I’m enjoying the pain as it leaves tracks of memory in my heart. I love Callie, I wouldn’t want to miss a bit of this!

Also meaning this little death becomes Creation Itself in that instant. This is important what I am saying here, and I hope you get the WHOLENESS of what I’m pointing to.~Bearji

Callie… RIP.

Storytelling

Storytelling is so important for everyone at any age. Especially for the elder’s teachings the youth. Ritual rites of passage for young women when they start their moon cycles being taken to the ‘moon lodge’ by the local women elders [dressed up as tampons and pads], for stories of Myth and Lore, music and poetry, laughter, tears, and LOTS of personal advice.

Storytelling, tribal drum circles and more for young men with a group of elder wise men telling stories of great men, battles won and loss, life, and death, responsibly, purpose and meaning, and all YOU beautiful women! (Wow, where do I sign up for this)

Our youth become part of a larger wholeness as they mature, and need proper guidance from experienced, wise women and men at a point in time to welcome adulthood.

Sounds great right? I mean, how many 30 year-olds are still behaving badly, unemployed and living in their parent’s basement? Storytelling and rites of passage for our youth are SO important and quickly becoming a lost art. ~Bearji

What did I ever do to deserve this?

When I was witness to these beautiful wild beasts nestled in next to me, birthing and trusting in me and my spot, and RUBY so much, I wept and asked myself, ‘What did I ever do to deserve this?’

I had only said those words once before in my life, the day I found myself sitting alone with a Fully Enlightened Tibetan Master, who was considered in modern day Buddhism as a Living Buddha.

I was transcended to a speechless bliss in both experiences. I had to remind myself to breathe with both. Over and over again, breathe Bearji, breathe… Do you see what I just put side by side? It’s all about being TRULY present. In That, there is balance and equality. ~Bearji

The movement of Grace

I have always tried to break the myth that spiritual awakening is something rare and only for the ‘chosen ones.’ Seriously, if it can happen to ME, it can happen to anyone! Including YOU!

When we are a witness to others suffering, we see through the eyes of Christ. We see all of Humanity. We see ourselves in our desire for comfort and happiness. Comfort is not always possible of course. But this is Grace and the movement of Grace. Everyone in this world is moved to create a better existence. To end the suffering, love and be loved and realize happiness. This is the evolutionary creation in the ongoing Still Awareness. The awakened force of Karma. Love Loving Itself – Awareness messing around, experimenting while in Tantric Union, always making sure there is more to come in this rousing and entertaining performance with song and dance, comedy and tragic drama, which is all grounded empty Awareness. God’s Lovely play of Life. ~Bearji

This is freedom from suffering and the source of all wisdom.

The NOW moment becomes a fluid yet timeless and still constant. For me, it is a continuous intuitive pure knowing of whatever is in my field of experience as it comes, stays or goes. This is freedom from suffering and the source of all wisdom. The filters of ego perception and its efforts to control the future are gone. It’s all clear Light. ~Bearji

Spiritual Teacher Padma Bhajan Bearji and the Lotus OneSong BLOG