Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Not a "Crisis". It's an "Awakening".

When we hold back our truth, allow ourselves to be directed to those things which are for other's best interest (or possibly what they feel is best for us), or we don't stand up for ourselves, we fall prey to sickness that is created from stress.

This will be manifested in lack of sleep. Diet becomes poor. And soon our minds become overwhelmed with cloudiness. This can lead to depression and manifest into physical dis-ease - all the way from common cold to more disastrous manifestations.

Should you find yourself in this place, you must put on the brakes. Go within and find out if it is "worth it" - and I will tell you here and now, if you are feeling this lousy, it is NEVER 'worth it'. So, stop it. Just stop. Create change.

Often, we refuse to make the change for FEAR of the unknown. As EGO-driven human beings, we have become so over-consumed with the need of exact planning and knowing, that we end up imprisoning ourselves in the very notion of the things in which we hoped to find freedom.

Giving up this FEAR, relinquishing hold of that need for total and complete control, is in itself, freedom. It is in this manner that we break free from the bonds that have kept us shackled and made us sick.

This is why, often you will hear of stories of individuals in their "middle-age" years, suddenly creating some massive changes. The world looks in and calls this "mid-life crisis". The individuals experiencing this will tell you that they never felt so free, and "carefree" in their lives. To wake up in the morning with a big smile and just allowing life to happen. Living in the moment, and not worrying about the next moment. This is Awakening to the bigger picture of Realisation that life is for living and experiencing, not for striving and dying.

These individuals experiencing this sort of freedom, often start to look better. They look younger, more refreshed, revitalized and they truly enjoy life. Those who continue on living this way, experience long-term positive consequences. They will change their diets, exercise routines, and start to live in the moment rather than live for the moment. Often, you will hear them express a little hint of regret that they wished they had come to this place of realisation "years ago".

When you come to an understanding that this is nothing more than an Awakening, how can these actions be seen as a "crisis"? It can only been seen as such by those who are still chained to the conveyor belt of societies notions and dictates of what human beings on this earth "should" and "shouldn't" do, or how we should be and live.

When you begin to feel the dis-ease of conformity and the ill-health that is brings with it, what is actually happening in these reactions, is the Universe informing you that you are not on the right path. You are focused too strongly in steering the course rather than giving it up to the Universe to direct and steer for you.

The moment you create that change and give yourself up, and over to the Universe to direct your flow, and you begin to take the action in the right direction, all stress and dis-ease created from the subconscious ceases.

When you know that the Universe is a part of you and your flow in alignment with It taps you in to great abundance, it is the moment that your trust and faith becomes turned on. It no longer becomes a cognitive "trust" and "faith" as we humans express it, but a simple Be-ing in the Knowing, this is when the obstacles no longer exist and we are completely free to live our lives. We become free to simply Be and enjoy Be-ing. We are no longer held captive by what society deems is necessary or needed.

When the energy that we place on financial success is removed, and when we remove that "need" for financial success, we find that we are wealthier than we ever imagined. In knowing and understanding that wealth, it is amazing how it begins to manifest into physicality so that we are never in need. Should we then find moments when we do have a need, in our awakened state-of-being, we find comfort in simply knowing that the "need" is taken care of and the Universe has provided.

You not only feel like you have lost tremendous weight, but the stress in your life immediately disappears. When you are now in "this" place, abundance of all kinds begin to flow to you in the right-actions you are taking. 

It is in that moment that our eyes open to this truth, we become transformed Be-ings of Light experiencing physicality, that we can truly enjoy this experience, and all experience that this journey of being a physical entity upon this earth brings.


©Leyla Hur
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Discourse On Healing

A young woman was not feeling her usual energetic and upbeat self, so she went to see her Guru and asked the Guru, "Please tell me, what is illness...?"

The guru replied, "Illness is the dis-ease of the physical body; those negative things which the (Inner) Self no longer wishes to be a part of, therefore manifesting them into a physical state in order to be removed from “its” presence."

The young woman then asked, "If the ‘Self’ is pure love by nature, why does it manifest such things within our bodies, creating us to feel unwell or endure pain?"

Guru: "Imagine your life. Think over the days, the months, the years - even the minutes and seconds - that you have lived upon this earth. And through these years, you have had experiences that have created discomfort within your heart and your mind, bringing about a state of “dis” ease.

“These things which have occurred, have been nothing more than lessons for your ‘Self’ to encounter as experience garnered and understanding realized, in the progression towards Self-Realization.

“As the human mind is conditioned to operate, it holds onto these things. It feeds the experiences with emotion, and in so doing, it feeds EGO. The more EGO is fed, the further away from the connection to Self - hence "Edging God out".

“As it continues to hold on to these experiences, and emotion then feeds into the experience now creating a "situation" which is negative, it begins to expand in size, shape, and then begins to find itself  taking form. Where can this form and physical entity go, since it is the human mind that has created it within the consciousness? It must take physical form within the body.

“When the Self finally has enough of this cycle of creating those things which need not be created, it then sends a message of dis-comfort and ill-ease. This then sends an individual to see a physician who can then diagnose the problem, and help to remove it from the body."

The young woman asked, "Guru… how can someone remove these things?"

The Guru replied, "Ahh, herein lay the answers.

“When you imagine a ball of physical energy within an encapsulated space, mixed together with the physical presence of cells, it begins to form a tangible creation. You can then turn to a physician to remove this tangible creation from your body - either by cutting it out, or by taking medications to remove it; sometimes, spiritual removal may be necessary for the physical to be removed. But always, the spiritual removal, and the physical removal, must occur by change in attitude and action.

“When you have created something out of no-thing, you can then destroy ‘that’ which you have created, by simply redirecting knowingness in a different direction."

The girl asked, "Guru, what must change to destroy that which has been created?"

The Guru replied, "Mindset.

“When you understand that each experience that has happened in your lifetime is nothing more than a process for the Self to grow, by having that experience, and you can understand that the experience happened through you, and not to you, you can begin the process of healing the dis-eased physical body.

“The more attention and energy that you give to an experience, creating it into a situation with emotion, the bigger it will grow and the harder it will take hold.

“In realizing that while the Self is the driver of this physical vessel, and the experiences which occur are very real, when one can separate Self from the physical entity, one can then understand and realize that the experiences are not happening to Us, the spirit, but to us, the physical.

“In order for the Self to gain these experiences for progression in learning, it must open the physical up to the opportunity for these experiences. And while many of these experiences may seem unpleasant, one must also understand that they are happening at the exact moment in time and space, for a reason. It must happen this way.

“When you can understand this, and you can take the energy of these experiences and ball them up tightly, placing a bubble around them, and then releasing them to the Universe, knowing that in releasing and in forgiving (which is a major part of releasing), then the process of healing and manifesting correct health to the physical body, is underway.

“Of course, eating correctly and maintaining the conscience self to inner-Self connection, this will enable correct health to persevere."

The girl asked, "Guru, why is it sometimes that dis-ease cannot be removed from the body?"

The Guru replied, "Because, on some level, one has not completely let go and removed the energy feed connected to EGO. The dis-ease in itself may create the situation, which continues to feed EGO with emotion and acceptance of the diagnosis. And this, in and of itself, can become the greatest lesson."



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Oneness Is The Cure-All

We are all One regardless of race, religion, orientation, or colour. Oneness transcends the physicality’s that are in the physical.

Oneness is Universal, it is etheric, it is Spirit, and it is Connection.

The moment we tap into that Oneness, embrace it in knowing-ness, is the moment that we start to open our eyes with new sight. Every-thing and every-one is seen with an amazing amount of love, and true beauty is seen. Complete and total acceptance of one and all is embraced. Sorrow becomes a fleeting moment, in that Knowing that ultimately we are all One and thus we will always be together. Anger becomes obsolete as the need for such is washed away with the transcendence above minor aggravations. And while we may still experience various emotions, understanding and acknowledging them, but then letting them simply flow on, helps us to remain connected to the present moment without dissociating and becoming emotion-less.

This is not about losing emotion and becoming robotic. This is about understanding, acknowledging, accepting, for the lessons in experience and mind-expansion which may later aid you in the teaching experience.

In this understanding, we rise above the meaning of "emotion" as defined in temporal logic, to that of a greater understanding, a Self-realized understanding and connection to the ethereal emotions.

In this place, we will experience less dis-ease, for any dis-ease of the body, or mind, is a physical manifestation of the previous moment's negativity.

Whatever we feel or think or experience, if not released but rather buried deep within, will at some point in time need to be released. How does the physical body remove something that is affecting the Spiritual Self? It creates dis-ease, dis-comfort. It produces events that bring one to realisation. It brings one to awakening.

What do I mean by "awakening"?

The human body was designed as a complex and highly evolved vessel for the purpose of carrying the Self; the Divine You and the Divine Me, and the Divine We, to encounter the human life experience.

Scientists and metaphysicians have, for years, said that we only use a small portion of our brains. Sci-fi creators have shown us in movies and books, that those who are 'alien' are much higher evolved in that they utilize much more of their brain functions.

But the connection is still not being made between Self and self.

Whatever becomes manifest within our human bodies, is a direct information message from the Divine Self - the "soul" if you will, to express that it is time for us to move forward, and upward.

Many people are not aware of this, nor do they embrace it. An individual becomes diagnosed with an illness, and they immediately take ownership over the illness; they call it "my ... disease"; such as "My diabetes", "My cancer", "My flu"... etc.

Owning it locks it into place within the human body. It does not release it. It does not give it permission to leave.

But first, we must look at what has caused these dis-eases. Most people will look at the scientific reasons; "I smoked for X number of years", "My parents had diabetes and heart disease", etc...

The first thing that we must do, is let go of the excuses that have caused and created such dis-ease(s) and understand the reason(s) WHY they have manifested into physicality.

Here is a scenario, a young girl is molested. She endures the pain in loss of trust, physical pain, and becomes emotionally ill.

As she grows older, she cannot trust others, she looks at her body as the cause of the originating "problem". If she looked a certain way, maybe she would not have been molested.

So, she begins to starve herself (or maybe overeat) in a two-fold issue; 1) to punish the body that created the allure to the molester, and 2) to create a body that no one would wish to harm.

Maybe, she begins to cut herself, or burn herself. Psychologically, we can analyze this as the self-mutilation in order to release and "feel". But often, those emotions that drives one to such activity, is not just the "high" sought from the pain, but the Self being translated and understood by means of release – which is what creates that temporary “high” feeling. But these methods of release have been MIS-understood, and MIS-interpreted by the conscious mind.

And as time progresses, maybe this individual attempts suicide, becomes overly consumed with the pain of the experience(s), that they now have created a dis-ease within the mind, of depression, or bi-polar, or borderline personality, etc...

The more she holds on to the pain and angst of the experience(s), there becomes physical dis-ease within the body. Maybe cancer...

OK, I stop here to explain.

Often, those who are diagnosed with such dis-eases as cancer can tell of times in their past that they were hurt or experiences which they still hold on to - maybe it is anger, fear, sorrow, etc.

The Divine Self works in such a manner that while we are experiencing these cognitive and physical happenings, the "boss" (to use a crass expression) – which is the all-knowing Divine Self – that Connected Oneness - over this physical body will express when it is time to let go. When it is time to eradicate the past experiences and move forward.

So, it creates a dis-ease to occur in the body, such as cancer. If we stop looking at this dis-ease as a death sentence, and we start to look at it as the blessing that is there to wake us up, and help us to revisit the negativity of our past, ball it all up, and truly let it go.

In the instance of an individual who has been molested or offended, there must also come in the release, a forgiving. The individual who committed the act(s) was a very sad individual who had no power or control in some aspect of their own life, so they exercised their power and control over another, and stole that instead of going within and creating it for themselves. To continue to allow the pain and sorrow of incidents that happened in the past to affect you, hold you back, keep you down, is continuing to feed energy to the individual. In essence, you are now willingly giving your power and control to the individual(s) who took it from you. Why are you still giving them what they want? When will you decide to take back your power and control, and cut the line that is feeding them?

In holding on to anything negative, we are feeding part of our Selves into it, and thus creating vacuums of positive space within our Selves. When we do this, we are left unprotected and dis-ease has room to manifest into something physical and thus turning that positive space into negative space.

In the past few years, I have begun to hear more and more people speak about "bucket lists". Things that they wish to do, see, and accomplish before they die. Most people have, on their bucket list, things like bungee diving, or visit the Taj Mahal, or climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, etc. In fact, there is a whole comedy series dedicated to doing things on a bucket list.

But I think that the premise of this is misunderstood. While it is wonderful and great to visit these places, undertake such activities, these are all surface things.

The deeper picture of such a list would be to revisit the past for a moment in time to release things which have potential to manifest into physical dis-ease later down the line.

To revisit those times in your life which have caused much pain and sorrow and upset, to look back at it from the present time, acknowledge that it occurred but then to come to the resolve to no longer give it the energy that it has been feeding off of you for so long, and cut that energy flow. Simply cut it off. When we cut energy flow to anything, it dies. Even a ceiling fan, when energy bursts something within and that flow of electricity is lost, the fan ceases to work, ceases to operate, and it dies.

So too with all these experiences, bundle them up into a ball that is the negative past, and cut off the energy that had fed them. Then let it all go.

At that moment in time when we can view our Selves, not as mere physical creations, but truly digest and understand that we are nothing more than Spiritual Be-ings that are driving a physical body and having a physical experience; and we remove EGO from the equation of what is and what is not, we will begin to walk the path to attain Oneness.

Oneness, I can very easily sum it up to mean that connection of the Divine Self and the physical self. Then taking that Oneness of Self-realisation further, to connect to others, in acknowledging that we are all the same, are all one small part of the great One.

When we each can attain this level of Oneness and Connectedness and Understanding, we accept all, then at that time, we will evolve as a race and true peace will be upon this earth.

So, now is the time when we start to wake up. Start to eradicate before it can physically manifest. Open yourself up and Connect, and become At One.



Thursday, April 26, 2012

Why Spirituality Doesn't Always "Work"

Many people embrace the idea of creating positive change in their lives. They begin by going through the motions - maybe buying self-help books, watching inspiring and uplifting movies that talk about creating positive change. Maybe they will begin to meditate, or they will seek out a Spiritual Master to learn from and follow.

With as much good intentions that these individuals have within themselves for creating positive change, many will fall short, fall flat, or simply fall. Give up, give in, and return back to old habits. Some may even become cynical in their life and situations.

Many of us have seen this happen. We have watched these things unfold over the years. From the early days in the 1960s, when spirituality was becoming part of the centralized picture for many in the Western world. When Eastern philosophies began to emerge, and people began to create positive changes.

To the 1980s when this movement began to take on a new turn in it's evolving in the Western world.

A few years ago, new movies and books came out which garnered almost cult-like following in individuals sitting and manifesting and attracting to them in effort to fulfill the Law of Attraction movement. But when the "magic" that seemed to be promised did not eventuate for those sitting and staring at vision boards, and day-dreaming their lives away expecting miracles to occur with no action on their own part, the doubt and cynicism began to emerge once again.

While many may look at these efforts as "failures", I view them as blessings. Each has been a moment in time where minds were expanded, opened, and a little more understanding garnered. And while the stories may not have been complete, it was a beginning of a foundation - maybe a doorway to the foundation which was to be laid.

So, why have most of these things all faltered and a majority of people losing the "plot"? The reason is simple. People continue to believe in, or choose, the parts that they want to... the "easy" parts, but do not choose to embrace the entire. This is the biggest falter. We choose what is easy, what is pleasant - the "fluff", but to truly release the negatives and become absolutely free, we must also look and embrace the parts that earth-bonded individuals may find distasteful, or "difficult" to accept. Remember, that comes from EGO, and EGO is Edging God Out.

Many people view God - or form of Divinity - as an aspect apart from our Selves. A distant Being that is an entity or "person" contained within ItSelf.

Instead of accepting and digesting that the truth is, we are ALL Divine. We each are God/Divine embodied into human, and physical, form. God is everywhere and God is Us, just as much as we are God.

This is not understood and embraced from the EGO, earth-held-down concept, but from a spiritual perspective and understanding.

When we can separate our Selves from our experiences, we can then truly come to a place within that allows for the complete and total cognition that we truly are nothing more than Spiritual Be-ings having an earth-bound, physical experience.

At that time of understanding, and cognition, that each and every experience we encounter is solely for our own spiritual progression, on our own path to attain Nirvana/Jannah/Paradise - that place where time truly is endless, and returning and reliving and re-experiencing, becomes obsolete.

When we attain this Knowing that we are separate from our experiences, and that each is simply a lesson for us to learn, which in time will then be utilized in teaching, we understand that things do not happen TO us, but rather THROUGH us. And when we can come to this place of releasing the desperate need to grasp on to the emotion of things that we perceive have happened TO us, we truly become free to simply live and experience.

While emotion is still attached to each experience, we come to a place where we can understand the need to express emotion without allowing it to become a control issue. We can simply experience, and then release it once we have experienced.

Holding on desperately to emotion becomes a habit. We create pain in that desperation to hold on to the habit. That pain becomes something that we understand, we "know" it, we become lost in it, we continue to allow abuse to occur because of it. We identify with it, and it becomes our identifying label.

The question then must be, what purpose does it serve for us? Have we learned from it? And if we have learned from it, what is the point of still holding on to it? Are we still learning, or have we become lost in the habit of simply holding on?

Once we can understand and realise that our experiences are separate from Us (the Divine Spirit that is encapsulated by the physical form), and we release hold of any and all negative emotions holding us captive, then we can approach all experiences with that open knowledge that they are nothing more than learning experiences. That they are not happening TO us, but are there to go THROUGH us - for us to learn and experience from, later to be passed on in teaching.

When we can truly grasp this, embrace it and KNOW it, then we will also be able to see through our Spiritual eye, and observe experiences around us, without becoming caught up in the earth-bound physical norms of emotion.

We will be able to look upon a perpetrator of an incident and an individual preyed upon, as individuals chosen to teach and lessons in experienced necessary for the soul's progression.

Each of us, in our various incarnations, have experienced life on "both sides of the fence". We have each been murderers, rapists, child molesters, politicians, wealthy, poor, murdered, raped, robbed, spiritual, teachers, etc... etc... etc...

Every incarnation brings with it a new lesson. We choose the lesson we are to learn, and when the time is Divine, we learn the lesson - or we choose to provide the lesson for another. Which is why labels such as "victim" carry such negativity because we are placing our Selves in a lesser, and subservient plane. What we are saying is that this experience happened TO us, and not THROUGH us as the powerful and strong spirit we are that chose (or was chosen) to be in the blessed moment to create the lesson, or to learn that which we needed in the experience for that incarnation.

When we judge another for their lesson, or their teaching in any particular incarnation, we are truly judging our own Selves - if we have not already lived through the incarnation where we have experienced this, then we are judging what is yet to come.

At the moment that each of us "gets" this, our own individual and personal "Ah-ha moment"; is when our lives will truly turn around. When we will no longer equate ourselves with victimization to environmental experiences which are given to us at the exact perfect moment in time when we are ready to learn. When we "get this", we rise above all labels. We experience and learn and accept and see the blessing in everything.

Responsibility will still be garnered but it is a different kind of understanding of that responsibility. We accept the responsibility that it was something that needed to occur when it did for our own spiritual progression, as well as the karmic progression of those associated with it. When we come to this place, we can heal ourselves from that which we caused (the guilt), and that which we had inflicted/taught to us (the victim label). And when healing is attained, forgiveness and release complete, understanding in learning, then we become freed of our karmic and emotional ties, and open to continued progression in learning.

Experiencing life through Spiritual eyes, lifts us from the burdens that ransack our bliss and the beauty and excitement of adventure that each new moment brings. When we embrace every single opportunity for experience, no matter where you are in the present moment - if you are sitting in your mansion on a hill, or a jail cell in a prison - you will be free. Completely and totally free. And you will LIVE life with exuberance, bliss and complete acceptance of where you are in the gift that is the present.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Change", The Theme of the Day

(Originally posted: Tuesday, 7 February 2012)

Today, I embark on my journey of this day with an attitude of "change" feeling like an overbearing presence. True, things have been such lately where I've had "Up" and "Down" moments, but these have all been external. And by that, I mean, they have been controlled by someone outside of my Be-ing. Information given has created my spirits to soar, or brought be crashing down with a thump. Then the questions of "why?" comes to me...

WHY am I allowing someone else control over my life?
WHY am I allowing outside influences to control my emotions?
WHY am I allowing others to dictate what my path is?
WHY am I allowing myself to be subjected to other's?
WHY am I allowing myself to lose control over Me?
WHY am I allowing Self to be injured?
WHY am I allowing all this?

The trending is obvious... "allowing". I have been giving permission to others to control my moods, my highs and my lows, my concerns, my feelings of being "stuck", my being held back, my being in a "holding pattern". I had given up my power and control to others, and then I began to suffer for it.

Tonight is the full moon. It was quite poignant in what this full moon was creating; change. " The Full Moon is Tuesday, February 7 at 2:57 PM Mountain Standard Time. If anything is really stuck in your life right now it will show up in its full glory. Use the influence of the full moon to identify what it is and to move something that will begin a shift in the situation. It could be more communication in a stagnant relationship, it could be changing something in your work or it could be finally making a decision you have been putting off. Honor this movement with moving something around in your immediate environment. At the least get some fresh flowers for your home and maybe clean out your fridge. Most of all, have a little humor regarding all the seductive drama around you and practice some neutrality even if what is up for you in your life is difficult. See this time as an opportunity instead of something you must put up with and survive. Enjoy!"It is a period of change for many of us. But we cannot allow the dicates of others to control much of the change. Gandhi so aptly put it "Be the change...", and while the quote is broken, this is the most important. Be the change you wish to see in the world, in your environment, in every aspect of who YOU are and YOUR world, just simple BE.

Often, with change comes release. Release of energy, release of control over you, and release of physical presences. That might mean spring cleaning, cleaning out your junk closet, or clearing from your life those who hold you back and hold you down - the ones who have been running and dictating your life.

What we each have to continually hold on to is that we are each individuals. We are each unique. No-one has right to hold you down or hold you back, dictate what you can and can not do, play with your emotions or your heart, or give you false hopes.

But, we cannot control what others choose to do. What we can control is how we react, and how we choose to allow these things to affect us, or if we even choose to allow it at all.

We each have a voice, and a basic Universal freedom to stand up and say "No! No more!" and then create that change in our lives.

Today, I am undertaking that change. I am releasing that (and those) who have attempted to control different aspects of my life where I felt out of control of.

It's a good day. A day of liberation. A day of change. A day to create vacuums to be filled by positives and things which will take me in the direction that I choose to go.

This is not about EGO-based selfishness, but rather Divine Selfishness, where we receive for the Self in order to become whole for all others.

I am ready, I am excited, and I am jumping off this super highway of consitency and exiting at "Change" and embracing the opportunity to shake things up, and have fun doing so...

Take a deep breath, and release...



©Leyla Hur
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We're All Perfect

In the past, I have often spoken about labels, but I felt inspired to speak about this again, and to also extend this a little further - to the seeking of the label of "perfection". I want to speak about those labels that we assign ourselves, and those that we assign to others. It seems, our species is one where we feel uncomfortable simply accepting individuals, without having to place others in a category.

It also feels as if we assign guilt to ourselves through these labels. And the labelling and the self-guilt imposition, seems to also go hand-in-hand.

A friend recently divulged to me that they felt guilty because another friend was a drug addict, and that they had helped to perpetuate the addiction. And even though, the friend who is addicted had forgiven my friend their part in the addiction, my friend still held on to that guilt.

I told my friend that in any situation, barring that they had tied the friend down and stuck a needle full of drugs into their arm, the other person always has a choice. They can choose to fall into the trap of drugs, or they can choose to say "No".

This is the same with every situation in life. We can choose to fall into the trap of... (fill in the blank), or we can choose to say no.

If we get upset at something someone says, we are choosing to allow the other person to have an affect over us, and choosing to react to the words said.

How does all this go hand-in-hand with labeling? For one, when we label ourselves, we are giving other people permission to see us as the label portrays us. So for instance, if I were to keep saying "I Am fat... I really need to lose weight... Have you seen this extra tire around my waist?... etc"; I am giving others the label in which to see me as, instead of seeing me as simply, "Leyla".

Seeing a friend as an "addict" is still placing them into a category and a label. For us to be able to break free of the labels, we first need to stop placing labels and categories on ourselves, and others, and simply just see. What action they (or we) are taking in our lives, does not indivdiualize us as that label. We are still individuals Be-ings.

Another example, I wear a head scarf which identifies me to others as a Muslim. And while that is my religious path, it is not my identifier. In fact, those who know me, know that I identify more with my spirituality than what my religion labels me as. I embrace all goodness, in all paths, and above all, I am connected deelply with my Creator. I wear the head scarf for my own deeply personal reasons. But because we live in a society of labels and categories, people see me and stop and stare. Some smile, and some look upon me in fear, simply for wearing a scarf. Those who follow me, have followed me for years, and have heard me speak, etc., will know that there truly is nothing to fear in me. In fact, when I observe someone look at me in fear, or stopping dead in their tracks to scope me out, I tend to smile widely at them and say "Hello". I choose to not fall into the realm of the label they are placing on me, and instead choose to embrace them into my energy of love and openness. How they choose to react to my offer of acceptance and extension of that embrace, is up to them.

Another label many strive for, is the label of "perfection". What we don't realise and see, is that at this very moment, we are each perfect already. We are each exactly where we are supposed to be on our individual journeys through this earth experience. Some of us are in a place where we are filled with sorrow, or surrounded by anger and we wonder "how is this perfect?". It is perfect because right at this very minute, what you are going through is a lesson in experience. In the next minute, or two, or three, this very lesson may be used to help another person. It may be that we are fulfilling karma from past moments in this life, or previous lives. Every moment, every instant, has a specific purpose. And because of that, it is perfect.

So we do not need to "strive" for perfection, we already attain it.

Perfection is often seen from an earthly viewpoint of having everything we desire. But the truth is, when we remove all matter and substance, and we become that of our true nature, which is simply energy, we are already in perfection. We already have everything we desire, because we are in everything and everything, is in us. We are a part of the Creator, the energy mass that we also call God, and in that we are each, all already, perfect.



©Leyla Hur
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Silence Is Golden...

Most people will associate the terminology "Silence is Golden" these days, with the pre-movie reel in theatres reminding patrons to turn off the cell-phones. But this saying goes much deeper than simply turning off an electronic device while sitting and being over-saturated with visual and mental stimulus in a dark movie theater.

In our world today, we are constantly "plugged in" to one device or other. No longer do we leave home to go shopping or for lunch/dinner without being tied to a communication device, constantly being "available". We are linked into and hooked up to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter constantly being "updated" to what is happening with our friends and those we follow. We receive breaking news in an instant via these devices, and because we can now access them through our mini mobile phones. We are constantly inundated with information.

Over-saturation in max-overdrive!

And while having these conveniences are an advantage in so many ways, as with any convenience, it can become a little over-the-top. As a human race, we are all so plugged in to one big communication device; and while the tether attaching us to this big communication device is wireless, nonetheless, we are still all attached.

Over the past few days, I have spoken about several different things, and I'd like to refer back to my article regarding the Divine DNA for a moment here. In that article, I explained how every single sentient being is connected via the Divine DNA. I explained that this is how we can communicate to each other and how that manifests when we look at someone from a distance and think something about them, or mention something about them, and they look directly at us - and we know they could not have heard us.

Communication devices today, have taken over the Divine Connection in so many ways. It keeps us occupied constantly, fillng our minds completely and not leaving time (or space) for Divine Communication to flow, or more importantly, for us to hear, and listen, when it does flow.

Years ago, I took a class on angels. And in this class, the instructor explained that at those times when we have that high pitched ringing sound in our ears, it is the Universe and Angels communicating with our souls. When it is too high, to simply say "Lower the frequency, please" and it will tune it down. And it does work, I do it often.

In our over-stimulus today world today, how often do we overlook or ignore these messages that are coming through to us? Either in the direct manner of the high pitched frequency, or more subtly? And how often does that "ringing in the ear" do nothing more than produce a frustrated feeling within?

Human Beings have attempted to become the operator of our physical bodies and our consciousness for far too long. In so doing; we, as a world populace, are filled with more stress, dis-ease, and lack in all areas. When we stop ourselves, take time for silence and to allow our soul/consciousness to connect, when we simply allow our Selves to flow and become as water, things begin to materialize for us faster, easier, and without much effort.

When I was in high school in Australia, we had one week where we were instructed by two motivational mentors. In that week I learned something that has stayed with me for over 20 years now, "work smart, not hard". As I sit in my living room this afternoon, living here in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona; enjoying the slight breeze that is making the wind chimes sing their song, as an accompaniment to the birds singing gleefully in the citrus trees; I think about how easy life truly is when we allow ourselves to simply just go with the flow. To allow the Universe to move us as we need to. To give ourselves up to the Universe, and as if on a tire flowing down a lazy-river, just enjoying the ride. Knowing that the Universe will provide all we need, when we need, and having that faith in that knowing. To me, that is working smart, not hard. Yes, still there is work involved, anything we wish to accomplish or achieve in life, still must take action. But, it's not hard work, it's smart work, it's going with the flow and simply allowing life to reveal the next step before you.

I think back to how I ended up in Scottsdale, Arizona. I had met my husband and moved down to Arizona to be with him. Where he was living was not an area which either of us liked, and the individual he was living with created a lot of issues for us. I had no idea about places in the Valley of the Sun, only that there seemed to be no greenery in this State whatsoever. One afternoon, we took a drive and ended up in Scottsdale. I fell in love at first sight, not just with the area, but the greenery and the energy also. I told my husband that this is where I wanted to live. He told me that this was a very expensive area, and we could probably never afford it. I told him that there was no such thing as "never", that if it is meant to be, it will happen. In my mind, I was already living here.

A few days later, we were speaking with friends when one lady was saying how her son was having some big problems. He was a manager of some apartments and someone had moved out in the middle of the night, and he needed to find someone to fill the apartment. I asked where the apartment was located, and learned that it was in Scottsdale. I asked how much was the rent, and it was right within our budget. Within another week, everything was finalized and we moved to Scottsdale. My husband was astounded.

When we slow down, when we allow silence into our Be-ingness, when we connect soul and consciousness, we can manifest easier because we know that we are on harmonic frequency with the Universe's timing.

When was the last time that you turned off your computer, your iPad, cell-phone, telephone (I was shocked when I was informed a few months ago that I was the only person a woman had encountered who still had a landline phone and no cell phone!), tv, radio and any other stimulus, and spent a day in complete and total silence?

Here is my challenge to you, find a day this week, any day, and spend it in complete and total silence. If you cannot manage a full day, then half a day, even 3 hours of a day. Just allow yourself to enjoy the silence. Quieten your mind. Meditate. Breathe deeper. Focus on your breathing. Smile. Just enjoy Be-ing. If you can extend it to two days, three days, fabulous. Just take a break from all the electronic stimuli, and from being so connected and "plugged in" to a system that is man-created. Instead, pull yourself back and focus on the much bigger Universe - even the universe that is contained within a tiny seed. It's wonders are amazing. Ponder on things as you allow the Universe to flow it's knowledge into you.

Take note of how you feel. Do you feel at peace? Were you able to relax in to the silence, or did you find yourself growing impatient or bored, or even frustrated? When we experience the negative feelings, it is simply our minds that are going through a withdraw of the electronic stimuli. Children who are allowed to sit in front of television sets or playing games continually, who have these things taken away from them, and they are forced to go outside to play, have the issues of anger even more greatly because of how addicted their minds have become to the stimuli. So, it is good for even children, to have such stimuli removed and help them to enjoy silence, and experience the wonders of the natural world around them.

When I look at the saying "silence is golden", I envision the gold that can be found in the auras of those who are highly developed spiritually. This gold is the Divine Connection that is seen in the auras of those individuals - especially in aura photography.

Gold in the aura signifies a "Spiritual energy and power activated and awakened; an inspired person. Gold is the colour of enlightenment and divine protection when observed in the aura colors. When seen within the aura, it says that the person is divinely guided.When looking at aura colors gold also indicates a strong connection to the “I AM” presence of the Divine." [Source]

When you take time to experience silence, and you apply this to your life each day, you will find yourself discovering more, as the Universe can now connect with you and teach you as you need, and your Spirit Self and your Conscious Self become One. You will be privvy to thoughts and ideas you never had previously, and then you will stumble across something, or someone, where your thoughts become validated and you receive confirmation. This is when you know that you are in a harmonious vibrational frequency with the Universe, your Spirit and your Conscious Self.


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