My teacher Mr. Ambrister would often laughingly say to kids, young students, and parents alike. “She is young, she can eat sand and cement, let her go ahead and enjoy.” Or “that’s right, I forgot, you are still quite young, you can eat sand and cement.” I never thought much about it because I was young at the time. I could even eat whatever I wanted when I wanted and not gain a pound. When I heard him talk about eating sand and cement I thought, “When I get older I may not be able to eat the same way as I do now. Ok no big deal.” This was all quite understandable until I got older and found how true it is.
As we go through life this simple reality becomes a mysterious and amazing thing. The same food we could eat and enjoy, somehow to our surprise does not agree with us. We find ourselves saying, “Why can I not eat deep dish pizza without having stomach problems or other issues? Why do I seem to catch a cold after I eat alot of bread and dairy or have a headache after just a little alchohol? I used to do these things with no problem. What is up with that?”
Some of us may learn that even when we are young, some foods that others can eat and enjoy does not agree with our body. My youngest son is lactose intolerant. I learned when I was in my early 20’s I could not drink alot of alchohol. I would get sick with a sore throat and coldlike symptoms.
If we are mindful, we will pay attention to what works with our body at each stage in life. This being mindful and living accordingly, can make a great difference in terms of our comfort, overall health and life expectancy.
If we don’t know how a situation will come together, and even if things appear not to be working in our favor, God and The Universe are at work. And good things are happening in ways that we can’t even see, and in ways we had not originally planned on. If we can remain open-minded and keep looking for the good, we will be able to see these divine interventions appear in our world much sooner.
If we can trust the process, and act accordingly, the situation often plays out even better than we originally planned on, and hoped for. This is just part of remembering that the Universe is with us and working for us all the time.
If we can remember this when going into meditation and let go of having to know how things will work out, we will have better focus and deeper meditations. If we can remember this as we walk through life, our life will be more enjoyable and we will see situations magically coming together more.
I woke up from a dream that felt like it changed everything, so much to the point that I found myself saying, “I am finally there!” I guess you might say, “Finally where?” My answer is, finally able to be consistently in an enlightened state or atleast be there much more often, led by God and The Universe, where I am connected and happy pretty much all the time.
Over the years I have had many spiritual experiences. I have had countless times where I could see how things have magically lined up just for me. I have had things happen in my favor that should not have happened. I have gotten answers to deep burning questions in meditation. I have heard conversations people were having accross town, only to find out that what I heard was true. And I am a very happy person. But I still have felt as though I am not there, in my higher state, as much as I would like to be. I still get distracted and have at times entertained more worries and doubts than I would like. What I was seeing in my dream felt like it was about to change this. I felt like what I saw was an attainable goal, like such a person actually exists and I can be one of these people.
In the dream I was seeing different types of people. These people were in categories, like Carl Jung described when ending with “self actualized man”. In the dream, the categories were being presented by either God, my higher self, or my teacher. Which one, I am not sure. The categories concluded with “The Endless Ones”, which seemed to be a titile for spiritual, more evolved, beings. I would elaborate more on the dream but this is all I remember, and yet seeing that vision of “The Endless Ones” and knowing that such a person existed felt so powereful.
When I heard the term and saw these people shining, most beautifully, I came out the dream knowing this is the type of person that I want to be for the rest of my life. “I want to be one of the endless ones, someone with a magical quality, who is truly connected with the Universe, perhaps beyond space and time even.” This may sound far fetched, but this is how I truly felt. I got up to write down what I needed to do to move into and consistently be this type of person. I wanted to make these action steps as simple and effective as possible.
What came to me quite keenly was:
1. I need to be meditating more, with my mind on the higher things in life all the time. Watching movies that remind me of it, aways speaking and conversing about the Universe and the beauty of life, this is what I need to do.
2. I also need to be constantly living, acting and moving as the person I envision as my character in my great movie, this incredible movie I have in my mind with me starring as this most exciting person.
“That’s it!” I thought. “These are my action steps for remaining in my enlightened mindstate, meditate all the time and method act for enlightenment.(See bolded numbers 1 and 2 above).Then I went into my library to reflect. I opened up three books randomly, hoping for a clear message telling me that I was correct. They all spoke on being being deeply connected with the OM vibration. And then coming out of that state as my best self, playing my role in life to the fullest. It was like God and the Universe was talking to me through the pages, elaborating on my dream.
I was reminded of many lessons I learned with my spiritual teacher, Mr. Ambrister. I reminisced on times when I had incredible things happen, that at the time seemed impossible and yet they happened. One of those times I asked God to wake me up at an unusual time. The time was 2:01 am. To my surprise my sister’s cat came in my room and woke me up. When I looked at the digital clock to my surprise, it was 2:01 am. I could not believe it. I felt like I was connected to the whole Universe which even included Amber, my sister Traci’s cat.
I was being shown and reminded how I was one of those higher beings like in my dream during such times. During these incredible times, my being so fucused on God, my growth, and the Universe seemed to change everything. It was like I was in a different world, one that was magical, filled with one miracle like expereince after another. And I must say. I was different. It was like I was me, but not me. I was on an incredible high, filled with wonder and excitement, knowing where I was going, with very little worry or concern.
My dream told me “this is how I have to be all the time, connected and in tune.” My reflections and rememberances after my dream told me that meditating often, keeping my focus, and being true to my authentic character, this is the key. This is what you have to do to stay there.
I wanted to share this for those who may have similar thoughts and aspirations. It’s for people who want to be happy most of the time, feel more connected and free, and have this be their usual state of being. I wanted to give steps that have worked for me in the past and make those steps as simple to follow as possible. Hopefully it will prove to be helpful.
When I hear the Om vibration it means I am in tune. My mind has slowed down. I am a part of everything. And nothing can go wrong.
When I hear the Om vibration it means I no longer have to search. I am in the place to be right now. I must know and remember this.
When I hear this wonderful sound, I now have the answer. Even if it does not feel like it, I am on track once again.
At times it simply means to pay attention. Othertimes it means that this is the answer, especially when I have been searching and it appears with a thought that I may have otherwise discarded.
When I hear this sound it means I should no longer have fear. I am moving into oneness. I should keep good thoughts of a world most do not know exists.
Hearing this melody means God and The Universe is with me, along with my teacher and my teachings. I am blessed beyond comprehension. As I continue to pay attention it will only get better.
As I tune in to this wonderful voice I am awakening in the dream, to my real state. I am peace. I am love. I am happiness. All is accomplished. Anything else is simply extra wonder. I will see the magic of the Universe as I play my part and watch it unfold.
When I hear this universal vibration this is the end of worry, the begining of life beyond my dreams, the result of my meditations. This is life anew. I must move with it. Live by it. Cultivate it.
I just got married a few weeks ago. It was a somewhat of a big wedding, and a big deal in my life. By the way, this is not my first marriage. As a matter of fact, it is not my second marriage. This is my fourth marriage. I have heard it said that the fourth is the charm! What? You haven’t heard that one? LOL. Having said that, I must say that everyone says that Kelly and I seem to belong together. They also talk about how we look at one another, and they rave about how wonderful she is. People also tell me that I deserve to be happy, and I say, “perhaps I have truly figured it out now.” Let’s hope so lol.
The wedding was to be outside in the courtyard of the Baronette Hotel, and the reception to be in the ballroom connected. The day was starting out cloudy with a slight chance of rain. I soon found myself thinking about a story my grandmother told me years ago about a man who was reported to be not the nicest man in the world.
This man had done a lot of misdeeds, and his loving family worried about his fate in terms of God and Heaven. On his dying bed he told his family that God told him that if it was a sunny day on the day of his death, that following day, that meant that he will be forgiven and make it to Heaven. That day was predicted to be a very stormy day, just like the previous day, and the family was quite sad. But to everyone’s surprise, not only was the forecast wrong about the terrible storm expected, but it became the brightest sunny day. My grandmother said, “That was God!”
I wondered if that would be the case with our wedding. Would God step in and make it a sunny day? It was gloomy that morning and I was hoping that there would not be rain on our outdoor wedding and our guests. I thought about the story Gee Gee (my grandmother) told me about the dying man. I thought to God and the Universe that it would be nice if it was sunny for our wedding. Then I wondered if I was tripping and being superstitious, thinking that story was perhaps told to me way back then for my fourth wedding day experience.
When the wedding started and we were at the hotel in the courtyard, it was gloomy but at least it was not raining. But it looked like it would at any minute. I said to the minister who was marrying us “at least it is not raining.” She said, “even if it does, we will continue the ceremony in the rain.”
As the ceremony began, I was thankful that the rain did seem to be holding off, though it was quite gloomy as I stood at the altar waiting on my beautiful bride. As Kelly walked out and began to come down the aisle, suddenly the sun came out shining down upon us. I was surprised thinking ” Wow! God is with us.” Even more to my surprise, after the wedding, person after person talked about how the sun came out just as we stood together, They all said that it was God shinning on us. My good friend Kevin Ransome’s comment was the most memorable when I saw him the next day. He talked about how gloomy it started out and how cold he was sitting in the courtyard. Kevin then said, “as soon as Kelly came out, the sun came out and started beaming! And I instantly got warm!” Then he said, “That was God!” I thought to myself “I was not tripping at all. It happened just like in the story. That Was God!”
So many people told us what a great time and how much fun they had at our wedding and reception. Some said it was the best time they ever had at a wedding. Others thanked us for a great date night. Others said they were inspired by us, our love, and the love they felt in the place. Once again I am convinced all of that was God. Because these were all the things we had hoped for and more on our special day.
I apologize to anyone who wanted to be there that we could not invite. There were so many people I personally wanted to invite, and I kept being reminded by Kelly and the wedding planner that the venue only allowed for a certain amount of people. And I have a large family. To all our people who were there and were not there. We love you.