Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Collective Insanity

The Collective Insanity is quite simply looking out and seeing a Collection of Independent Things.

Thus it is like all Self-Help topics and concepts, it is a Phenomenon of the Self, and not the illusory many.

There is nothing that Other needs to do. There is No Other.

The only way to rid OurSelf of this Collective Insanity is with a Unifying Vision that recognizes The One Self, through OneSelf. In concert with OneSelf.

It's to look out, with The One Self, and See Only The One Self. To proceed with gratitude and wonder, and not a need to keep telling me I am an idiot that needs to explain this a bit better, or that I am some haughty spiritual guy who implies I am more advanced.

Stop demanding proof.

Celebrate as though This is the Garden, and you appreciate it.

What Is a Joy Body?

In Eckhart Tolle's book A New Earth he gets pretty in depth about something he calls a Pain Body. That's a fine enough idea, and we do appreciate the concept but we admit to being rather taken aback by the fascination with and focus upon the pain body we were seeing at Oprah's book club forum. Alice and I got to talking about it and she said it is too bad he did not get into discussing the Joy Body.

So I've brought that up a handful of Times in the forum and other places and folks have no idea what I am talking about. Some folks even ridicule me, and get personally offended when I suggest that Eckhart likely did not intend for people to make a case study of their pain body and get all hung up on how to "get rid of it".

Eckhart would not do that to you, for it is rather like the old Indian joke that says that if you visit a certain place and lay your hands upon the base of the fountain you can have your Dreams come true, provided you do not think of a green elephant. It's like atheists who think they have gotten rid of god by virtue of having defined god as precisely as the religionists and then saying "That god. That's the one I do not believe in. The one I just made up."

Anyway, I thought we should get a bit more informative as to precisely what a Joy Body is, and how to get in touch with it, which we'll do here in a bit...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Exercise

Alice pointed out the other day that The Exercise is perfect for folks who are ready to gain a better understanding of the popular idea of Living In the Now, or from a Place of Greater Presence.

The popular spiritual / self-help notion is one of letting go of the traditional "ego-sense" of who one is and quieting the mind chatter about what is being observed. Eckhart Tolle's wonderful book The Power of Now elaborated the idea beautifully, and his recent work A New Earth is about realizing the benefits of this Now state of mind in one's phenomenal Life.

The Exercise is thus perfect, for it is precisely about discarding one's small idea of what a self is, and adopting the Unifying Perspective of Seeing Only the Grand, Glorious and Mysterious Self of the Universe. In fact, it instantly points to one's receptiveness to the idea of, uh..., well, receptiveness. If one is not ready to give up one's small idea of personal identity for one's self as well as the others in one's world, well, then, one clearly is not ready to live the message of these powerful "Now" philosophies.

It's been frustrating to me to encounter the resistance I have to The Exercise from folks who claim to "get" the message of books like the above, as well as works like Walsch's Conversations with God. Alice pointed out though that these folks are defining themselves as resistant to what is, and need not be argued with. They will see when they are ready to see and not one second before. As Alice says...

Anyone that chooses to continue with a perspective that divides what they see into more than One Thing, One Self, is making a deliberate Creative choice about Being - their Very Existence and Life Experience. It is an easy choice to See Only The Self - to Live from a perspective of gratitude and wonder that sees the world through an Active Unifying Vision - for the idea that "what you see is what you get" is actively true. Human eyes are projectors of their most consciously known truth. They both Express and Experience from their unique seat in the Creative Studio/Gallery of the Universe.

We're trying to pull our first book together to have to a publisher by the end of the month.... It occurred to me why I was holding back - I get it Now - it's truly a Self-Help book - nothing to do with Other, or That There Later. They don't exist...

Best of Now, always,

Greg and Alice the Canine Messiah

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Joy Body

We have been hanging out at Oprah's Book Club forum where there is a sort of kinda discussion about Eckhart Tolle's wonderful book A New Earth. If you have not read it, please give it a whirl - great stuff!

One of the craziest things though, that we wonder about, is the intense fascination with and focus upon what he labeled "the pain body", there at the forum.

We may be the only ones there who wish Eckhart would have written about the Joy Body...

If you read the book, definitely reflect on what he is presenting with this "pain body" idea, but we suggest not setting out on a crusade to rid yourself of it.

We suggest that you simply then begin to identify your Joy Body, and identify with your Joy Body.

The way we see it, the Joy of Being is found in the simple fact of Being. Here Now.

Being is the original Dream Come True.

Being is awareness of the Eternal Now moment.

In Time, Being Becomes.

What does Being Become?

The stuff of Dreams!

Row Row Row Your Boat...


Best of Now, always,

Greg and Alice the Canine Messiah