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Are you getting enough pleasure out of your life?

Originally posted April 14, 2015latest Great Being post

If you’re not, you’ve got to fix that. No one else is going to do it for you.

ability to re-create ourselves

All that exists is now, this moment, so you can’t be putting off fun to some hoped-for future. If you’re not getting it right now, this very day, you’re not playing to win at the game of life; you’re trapping yourself in illusion and accepting second best.

What’s stopping you from seizing the day and living your dreams, right this very moment? Very likely it’s the deep dark repressed (or expressed) belief that you don’t have the power to change your life into the ideal vision you had for it. Especially now, when so much time has passed, and you’ve got negative momentum leading away from the goal.

If everybody sees you one way, how could it ever be even imaginable that the consensus reality could ever change that dramatically? It’s a deep and true intuition we feel in our gut that when so many minds are tuned to one way, getting all those minds to change very much is literally unthinkable. Yet it is truly miraculous how much those minds can change once you’ve changed your own.

The Ouroboros, a Greek symbol that Carl Jung said was the first symbol used by humanity, is a snake holding its own tail in its mouth, forming a circle. It has many meanings, some “good”, some “bad”. The positive meaning is that we have the ability to constantly re-create ourselves.

The “bad” interpretation refers to the fact that when we have a mental block, like believing we cannot live our dream, the belief comes true only because of the belief itself. The intellect alone cannot get itself out of such traps by understanding them. The whole self working together has to turn the great ship in the water with ever building strength and momentum. Without unity among all parts of oneself, the negative belief will unfortunately be borne out.

You get to unity inside through the Observer state, which makes you more creative and effective at changing the conditions that cause negative emotions or perceptions.  To get to the Observer state you meditate on your own self, observing your mind’s machinations in minute detail perhaps for the first time with such sustained energy. This causes a breakthrough in which the Observer state becomes second nature and you find yourself slipping in and out of the even higher Flow state — higher in the sense of higher performance, greater effectiveness and more creative thinking.

In these higher states you can unravel the Ouroboros and make sure the energy is flowing in the right direction, consuming minutiae thoughts and low-level feelings as they arise, like a rising phoenix burning the worthless dross to reveal the gold of your inner genius.

Best to all,

Bill

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Originally posted 2015-04-14 11:06:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Emissaries, and the Apple

Current Classic Bill postVolume 6, Issue 10

Part 81 of the ongoing saga of The Great Being, the One Self that manifests as each of us.

Thus began the diaspora of human messengers to the ends of the Earth, planting the good news that the most powerful being in the universe is living through us. Athenius returned to Hellas and received a hero’s welcome, as the populace largely believed his stories of Atlantis, and what he learned there.

Word spread and a group of Rebels accosted him on a side street and searched him thoroughly, much to his indignity. Agents appearing as a pack of feral dogs gave chase to the Rebels, who retreated only after they had assured themselves that Athenius carried no prize of Atlantis. The Rebel grapevine had somehow led Rebels to believe that Athenius would be carrying some advanced weaponry given to him by the Atlanteans.

Athenius already had a solid backing in Polis, and was widely taken to be nothing if not the One Honest Man — having irritated nearly everyone by speaking only the truth. So the idea that he of all people would make up a story was incongruous and people laughed at the notion, despite the efforts of the Rebels to paint him as an ambitious liar. He rose swiftly to great influence and his philosophical ideas spread like wildfire.

Atlantis emissaries

He was only the first of the emissaries. Once the process started to show its positive effects, more and more Atlantean expeditions went out to the four corners of the Earth to find exceptional leaders, inviting them to visit and bring back new learning. Rebel efforts to thwart the program were largely evaded by popping up in unexpected places and with considerable stealth. The ability to block telepathic signals without being detected was an enormous advantage that the Agent forces had over most Rebels. The Agents had much more control over their own consciousness because they were in unity with themselves, whereas the Rebels were living a nightmare of their own imaginations and thus were more divided internally within their consciousness, a state not conducive to advanced telepathic techniques. Continue reading

Mystical Illumination

Current Classic Bill postVolume 6, Issue 9

Part 80 of the ongoing saga of The Great Being, the One Self that manifests as each of us.

Adam and Eve (with a lot of help from Atlantis and his/her team) served the guests a sumptuous feast, which they richly enjoyed. Sniike gulped while the others sipped the incredible wines. Children asleep, the party was well along when Sniike, who was also well along, began a stream of consciousness speech to Layla and then also to the table at large:

“Thank you for the many kindnesses you have given us. Before I get too drunk, can we get back to the work at hand?” After a moment of silence everyone laughed together.

Maitreya said, “When we close our eyes at night, we know that we’re still here, our mind, images, feelings… consciousness. This out here,” he waved at their fair surroundings, a banquet table under the stars, “is such a convincing illusion that we take it to be the truest reality, and the stuff in our heads we take to be just imaginary stuff. What is deepest in our heads and hearts is the true Self, and there is only one of us.”

Athenius smiled. “This stuff out here,” he tapped on the table, “compels our attention. If we do something wrong it could kill us. What good is what’s inside us compared to that?”

“What’s inside us cannot be killed,” Maitreya said. That was a conversation stopper.

“My people believe that too,” Sniike said quietly a moment later. “We each live countless lives.”

“The part that’s new, the revelation,” Maitreya said, “is that all of us are the same One Self living all these lives.”

“Is that the message you wish us to bring to the nations?” Athenius asked in a serious voice.

“Yes.”

“We can do that, kind sir,” Sniike said, “although we may never believe it.”

“What is necessary is for you to know it,” Maitreya said.

“We can do that too,” Sniike offered with a wink.

Maitreya’s smile did not change as he looked to Athenius.

“I will not carry a lie or a story or propaganda or whatever you want to call it,” Athenius said. “We are friends now and I love you people and am very grateful too. But the only message I would bring to the world for you would be some message whose truth and value I was totally certain of.”

“That’s the only way,” Maitreya said to them both, “it won’t work any other way. I need to show you something.” He stood up. “You can leave your plates, we’ll come back here soon.” The others followed and he led them into the boat, the same one they had arrived in, and he took off and flew them straight up toward the capstone of the upper pyramid (the one that was not below ground) of the great ship Atlantis.

Athenius and Sniike couldn’t help thinking again that they were flying up the side of the endless mountain that led to the throne of God. They imagined light shows in the sky appearing behind the approaching capstone. Chills ran up their spines and necks.

Then they were at the capstone, looking directly inside through its diamond texture. Inside there were a lot of couches arranged in a circle, and once inside through a sliding door, Maitreya directed them, “Lay down one person to a couch and relax.” They asked what was going to happen but he didn’t answer.

When everyone was horizontal they noticed how comfortable and pleasant it was to float here under the stars, visible above through the diamond texture of Atlantis, how nice to just breathe deeply, feel good. An extended moment began to occur in which everyone was equally contented with silence.

“I am you,” a voice said. It was not loud, but it boomed and reverberated throughout their beings. “I have always existed. At the core of you, look inside, there am I. We are one and the same. This is our game throughout eternity.”

Now reality changed. The same people were there but they were luminous bubbles with incredible and ever-changing internal details, floating in space. “Consciousness can make forms appear. Those forms can be changed by consciousness. Everything is illusion and real at the same time. You get to choose which illusion you prefer to live in.” Continue reading

The Second Cornerstone: Mindfulness

Originally posted March 24, 2015latest Great Being post

First you must still the mind - Bill Harvey

In the post on June 2nd, we made the point that better decision-making and higher performance is achieved mainly through Positive Thinking and Mindfulness. We included tools to increase Positive Thinking, which we also call Solution Orientation. We promised to investigate the nature of Mindfulness in this post.

Mindfulness is a form of attention control.

The need to be master of one’s own attention has gotten progressively greater over the centuries as a result of information overload and its distractive effects. We have given this condition the name Acceleritis™, the vast increase in the amount of information needing to be processed by our brains each day. ADD, ADHD, and a fairly obvious reduction in the general population’s ability to stay focused on one problem long enough to solve it, have been the result.

Watch a video about the cure for Acceleritis.

The need for Mindfulness has never been greater.

The Vedas, some of the earliest writings on the planet, recommend three yogic mental/emotional methods to achieve the conscious and willful control of our attention.

  • Concentration is the focus of the mind on a single object.
  • Contemplation is the focus of the mind on a single subject.
  • Meditation is the contemplation of the Self.

What then is Mindfulness?

We define Mindfulness as the optimal allocation of attention for maximum effectiveness. When one is mindful, attention optimally allocates both inwardly and outwardly at the same time. This helps us understand our own motivations in the moment, to consider not only our needs but the needs and probable responses of others, and to greatly improve what fighter pilots call situational awareness. This is in sharp distinction from our typical behavior, which is to allocate virtually all attention outwardly whenever the eyes are open.

It takes attention and effort to be mindful, but practicing persistent mindfulness not only allows us to be more present in each moment, it also allows us to shift into a higher state of consciousness to reach the Observer state more often and launch into the Zone or Flow state, the highest known state of consciousness in which right actions seem to do themselves effortlessly.

Mindfulness and Positive Thinking with a solution orientation — overleaping the focus on the problem once it is defined and going right to the focus on the solution — are the cornerstones of what I practice to achieve superior decisions, highest effectiveness, and creative innovation in all aspects of my life. Try this approach for yourself to see if it works for you.

Best to all,

Bill

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Originally posted 2015-03-24 12:35:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Scale of Munificence

Current Classic Bill postVolume 6, Issue 8

Part 79 of the ongoing saga of The Great Being, the One Self that manifests as each of us.
Previous episodes.

In the space of a few hours, two native Earth men — one picked to be exceptional, and the other a Rebel whose brain had gone native — had gotten used to miracles. The obstacle in their minds had been completely vanquished. Melchizedek and Layla were impressed with how quickly they had gone from Sniike dropping the phone to flying the boat. If Sniike could be turned to their side he too could be an exceptional emissary.

But now as the boat rapidly closed the distance to the island, Atlantis rose taller and taller by the second, until one felt the tension in the back of one’s neck from the necessity of craning one’s chin way upward to see the top, more than a mile above. Athenius and Sniike became more awed by the second as the enormous scale at which these new people had been able to construct something became apparent, as impossible as it would have seemed seconds earlier.

The detail of all that was going on within Atlantis, all visible at once through the mostly-open architecture of the city that had built itself outward, was enough complexity in one sight to overwhelm the senses of both natives. The boat slowed sharply to avoid a collision and glided smoothly in a specific direction no one on board had willed. The boat simply was finding its way home until advised otherwise.

As they slowly passed families living out their lives and playing games with their children on their lawns or in their backyards, markets with active trading going on, streets with shops, business areas, lovers strolling through parks, a court in session, a government area — the whole gamut of human experience seemed to be passing before their review. Looming above, seemingly going all the way up into the sky as far as heaven, must surely be where the ruler of the universe sits, said all of the superstitious instincts of the two visitors to Atlantis. Nothing in their experience or their imagination had ever prepared them for this moment. The expression on Sniike’s face was back to where it had been when he first saw the phone. Athenius’s face was too controlled to read but the way he was sitting appeared defensive and stiff. Melchizedek and Layla could easily feel what they were feeling, which was a vast sense of inferiority.

“You feel as if all of this is far bigger than you, but what we will demonstrate to you is that each of you is far bigger than all of this,” Melchizedek said, and was met with disbelieving stares.

“No, really,” Layla said sincerely, “it’s true, you’ll see.” Athenius and Sniike were both quite taken with Layla so when she spoke they relaxed a little, as if out of deference to the lady.

The boat slowed as it glided down over a little park, and as it cleared the last trees it came to a stop and sank to the ground in a charming garden next to a rambling house with many windows. As they looked around they could see a large swimming pool half inside the house and half in the garden, and in it, two small children at play, splashing one another. Coming toward them out of the house were a man and woman about Melchizedek and Layla’s age, the man large and muscular and the woman — actually as she came closer, she was probably in her late teens — a beauty from the East, with ebony hair, light skin, and full lips — both smiling broadly in delighted greeting.

“Athenius and Sniike, I’m Adam and this is my wife Eve, and those kids in the pool are our son PlayAllDay, and our daughter ThinkAllNight. Welcome to Eden!” Templegard in his current form said, and Athenius somberly gripped hands with each of them, followed by Sniike’s reptilian slithering of hands that was his version of a handshake. Melchizedek and Layla came up and hugged Adam and Eve.

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The First “Miracle”

Current Classic Bill postVolume 6, Issue 5

Part 76 of the ongoing saga of The Great Being, the One Self that manifests as each of us.
Previous episodes.

It was summery warm in the stone tavern that was largely open to the air. Melchizedek and Layla sat with two men in the upscale roof-covered section. Outside, the rest of the city could be seen in all directions — streets, bustling people, the walls and buildings mostly white. They had even seen what looked like crude marble columns in and around the capital building at the center of the city. They knew that area would be dense with Rebels and had skirted it.

Atlantis

In fact one of the men they were drinking with, Sniike (“Sn-eye-kkk”), was a Rebel. Sniike even remembered vaguely what he was and what his mission was, as he was a spy. However, he was in a human body with the same new brain that the Rebels had altered to be a weapon against the Agents, not expecting that they themselves would be so weak as to be affected. As a result Sniike had lost all of his supra-human powers and even the telepathic abilities of humans, which most humans had lost by now as a result of these brains.

They had chosen him not as an emissary to be shown the Truth but as a target of opportunity to be learned from, garnering intel on the Rebels. In fact they had not been the first to move. Sniike had chosen them, sensing what they were. Without anyone admitting anything outwardly, the adversaries had a realization of one another.

The most dangerous part of having Sniike around was that the Rebels would be able to read his mind and therefore be able to see everything the Agents would be doing on Atlantis, and hear their teachings — all the better to prepare counter propaganda. This Sniike find was not actually a happy one. The odds of success had just gone down a notch even though it already looked like a suicide mission. Nevertheless keeping Sniike was more practical than killing him, which would result in complete warfare and thus no opportunity to try the Miracle and Truth dissemination plan, spreading the good news. Continue reading