“How do you let go of the results while going after what you want?
They say this is a secret to many good things”
“Letting go of what happens next is the key to freedom
and what makes everything you want magically arrive
First you must realize that the goal is to act
To act in the light of what the Universe tells you
Next we must be open in order to hear
If your mind is not open you will miss the instructions
When you get your instructions your mission is to act
To do what you are told is being at one
If you are at one your mission is complete
Regardless of what happens you are winning the game”
Ask yourself, why am I here? What is this life about? It there more to it than just these 70 to 90 years? What happens when I leave? What happened before I came? What does my transcendental past and future have to do with this moment? Is there a bigger picture I should be looking at as I live this scene I am in? Does being able to see that bigger picture and understanding it make this moment richer and more special? If I am connected to something bigger than what I can see, just how connected am I? What does it look like to see that magical connection?
What does God and the Universe look like? Is there a Heaven?And if so what does that look like? Is there more than one? What do I have to do in order to see them? Do I really have to wait until the end of this life or can I see more now? Are there visions and sights in meditation and dreams, waiting on me to see them as soon as I am open and ready?
If we truly ask ourselves these questions and really want the answers, and remain open, what comes next will be a whole new life and a whole new world? Just the right people, information and situations will come about to give us all the answers and experiences we need, so we can see for ourselves. “And I saw a new Heaven and a new earth.”
Having traveled so far and seen so much, on this meditation path
I thought that I knew something
But even if I could manifest the very things I want
I would soon learn that I had only scratched the surface
Seeing God within is a marvelous thing
The Universe being revealed will blow your mind
Understanding enigmas is great and wonderful
You can talk about mysteries and lecture all day
Seeing the future and knowing what others think is great
but in the end this is only a station in our journey
It’s a necessary step on the path
on the way to something much greater
Can you be open enough to see the plan and play your part?
Can you let go of what you think you want for yourself and those you love?
Can you embrace and love the plan when it is not the way you would have chosen?
This is a great secret. Can you hear it being whispered?
Can you see the whole thing as beautiful and be thankful?
Can you say “I am here, what is it that you want me to do?”
If so you are going deeper
The sun and wind are now your servants
I once heard a wise man say, Ive got the stink on me
With a such an odd sounding phrase, what could he mean?
Having the stink on you
is like having the scent of sweet perfume
that no good thing can resist
Things happen that you can’t believe
People act in new and different ways
You are shocked by all the good you see
But then again what do you expect?
You’ve got the stink on you
It’s all so amazing
you have to work on not being too excited
you meditate to stay humble
you continue to let go
Years ago I had an interesting experience that I thought was worth sharing. I had a serious problem with my gutter cleaning, and window cleaning business. For the gutters, the fall season is like Christmas season is for retailers. It is an extremely busy time, and counts for a large amount of the revenue of the business. Everyone wants their gutters cleaned out one last time before it freezes. The idea is to wait for the leaves to fall and then remove the leaves from the gutters before the cold weather sets in and the leaves are frozen in the gutters. This particular year it got cold and freezing early, leaving very little time to get to a large amount of our customers. We had a lot of people waiting and worried about the leaves still being in the gutters. I was also quite concerned, for the customers, for the business, and for my income.
Then one day something interesting happened. I was apologizing about the wait to one of my customers. She replied “I’m not worried. I am sure we are going to get a January thaw in a few weeks and you will just come out and clean the gutters during the thaw.” I absolutely loved her attitude and what she said. I decided to take this as my message from the Universe and run with it. I began to tell all of my customers the same thing. “I am sure we are going to get a January thaw and we will be out to clean out the gutters during the thaw.” They were comforted by the message.
A few weeks later in January we got that thaw, but it was better than I could have ever imagined. It stayed warm with higher than normal temperatures for the entire months of January and February, even going into the beginning of March. We ended up getting to all of our customers who were waiting and even taking on more. It was amazing! We would be out working and run into other contractors working outside, who were amazed also. We would talk about how were all out working like it was spring.
As I look back I truly believe that when my customer made the comment about the thaw, it was an invitation from the Universe. I was being asked to step into a wonderful world that was waiting on me, if I could act and believe. When I chose to believe and act like it was coming, I was creating that world, or better yet I was walking into that world that was already there waiting on me. I am also convinced that if I did not believe and act in light of the message and invitation, my experience would have been totally different.
I say look for magic everywhere you go
If you continue to look it is bound to show up
Look for the lesson and listen to the holy sound
These are two secrets to walking through Heaven
Do you know that what you think about magically shows up?
When you really get this, your whole world changes
Some say that life is a mystery
I say do what you love and be true to yourself
Embrace this moment and let it be an adventure
Be open and ready and a teacher shows up
Ask the Universe questions and get signs from Heaven
Meditate and let go and what happens will amaze you
Do not hide your lamp up under a bushel
We must remember that we are one with the light, meant to radiate that light. This is part of the object of the meditation process both in the lotus position and in our walking meditation or daily life.
Recently I shared a story with my son Jordan about seeing God in action through people caring and helping one another. Ever since then we have been talking about ways we can allow God to come through. I told him that when ever you are kind or helping or serving others you have allowed God to come through. God the Universe, and our higher self is always there and when we think of others in a kind way. God is now being allowed to be seen and come through.
I most recently saw this at my mother in-laws funeral. There were so many people giving, just by being there showing love and support. It was truly a beautiful thing. At one point I could not stop crying because I literally was seeing God and the Universe coming through all the people who were there. It was truly powerful. As I go through my days, this is what want to do. Give in whatever way I can, and allow God and the Universe to come through.
When my teacher first spoke about the inner music
it sounded like a wonderful myth
Something that is lovely and dreamlike
and yet very far off
When I first heard the magical sound
I thought I was dreaming
who hears a wonderful music
that no one else hears?
I sat there bewildered
Intrigued and excited
Wanting to know more
What is this sound that I hear?
So many questions
I called up my teacher
He said God is with you my son
You are now on your way
Years ago when I was with my first wife, I had an interesting experience. I woke up from a dream and I looked over next to me and found her talking in her sleep. To my surprise she was talking about the very dream I just woke up from. I could not believe my ears as she laid there asleep still in the same dream I just awaked from. I probably would not have ever thought of such a thing if I did not see it for myself. Since then I have had many situations that have proven that we have lessons and dreams in common.
Most recently it happened with my son Jordan. I thought about a story that I knew very well. It was in the book House of Happiness by Dr. Thind. He told a story that had three examples of seeing God in people in various situations. I found myself thinking about it in relation to a lesson that was going on my life. I also considered that maybe I should share the story with Jordan. It is a simple story but yet quite profound. I thought because of its simplicity he may be able to grasp the meaning. Then I thought again and felt that maybe with him being only seven years old, he may be just a little too young to get the meaning or not even interested at this point in his young life. Then to my surprise, out of the blue, my seven-year old son, begins to ask me when will he see God. I asked him what made him think about that? And he responded “I just want to see what he looks like, I can’t wait to see him, it’s going to be so cool seeing what he looks like.” As I looked at him with this big smile on his face, I knew I was supposed to tell him the story that came to mind just a couple of days ago.
The interesting thing is the lesson I shared with him was a part of the same lesson I was getting myself, all over again, in deeper ways than before. And it is part of the same lesson I was teaching to the meditation class in town and over the internet. But that is how it is. We have lessons and dreams in common, and if we keep our eyes open, they show up for us to learn and share everywhere we go.