Friday, April 24, 2009

Choosing One's Seat

Consciousness begets consciousness. Just as a fire causes the air molecules near to it to heat up, so does the energy of consciousness radiate out to affect the consciousness of others within a receiving range. This is why ancient spiritual traditions insisted on having the living presence of a guide; and for those who wished to learn it was required that they attend the presence of the guide. This was not merely for verbal and/or physical instruction but more so because the ensuing energies of consciousness could be intentionally directed to a receiving target, whether the target was conscious of it or not. Even today in all spheres of life, people are constantly 'picking' up each other's influence through an interaction of energies of consciousness, despite being unmindful of this process. The early guilds and apprenticeships worked upon the notion of learning the craft by observation, not fully knowing that this was exactly the path used for countless traditions of inner teachings, not solely because observation teaches (which it does) but also because more important transmissions of influence are operative under such conditions of close physical presence. Consciousness begets consciousness. When one enters a rose garden, should they sit next to a rose, or a thornbush? From where does the feeling of beauty come from? Choose one's seat with care.


Monday, April 06, 2009

To the truth of who we are

Everything we do, everything we are, rests on our personal power. If we have enough of it, one word uttered to us might be sufficient to change the course of our lives. But if we don't have enough personal power, the most magnificent piece of wisdom can be revealed to us and that revelation won't make a damn bit of difference.

Carlos Castaneda

Humankind is being led along an evolving course,
through this migration of intelligences,
and though we seem to be sleeping,
there is an inner wakefulness
that directs the dream,
and that will eventually startle us back
to the truth of who we are.


Todo los que hacemos, todo lo que somos, se basa en nuestro poder personal. Si tenemos bastante, el mundo entero debe ser suficiente para nosotros para cambiar el curso de nuestras vidas. Pero si no tenemos bastante poder personal, la mas importante parte de la sabiduría nos puede ser revelada y esa revelación no causará un maldito pedazo de diferencia.

Carlos Castaneda

La Humanidad está siendo conducida a lo largo del curso de la evolución,
a través de la migración de inteligencias,
y aunque sintamos que estamos durmiendo,
existe un estado de vigilia interno
que va directamente al sueño
y que a veces nos sobresaltará por la espalda
hacia la Verdad de quienes somos.