Summer Indie Book Awards
Organizer - Markie Jordan-Madden
Crime & Publishment
Organizer - Graham Smith
Changing the Channel
The only way to change the channel of the mind is to have something in place that will allow it to be changed. This is where quietness comes in because without it, there won’t even be awareness you’re watching a rerun.
Watching TV is rare for me, but the other night I caught myself sitting in front of the boob tube, catching the last half hour of a program. When the program was over I began channel surfing, looking for something to watch, 20 seconds on one channel, 10 seconds on another 15 on another, than another and another, you get the picture, how quick to change the channel, without hesitation, but isn’t it amazing how we stay on one channel when it comes to the mind. We’re so reluctant to change the channel even though nothing is truly on. Actually what’s mostly on are reruns, yet we’ll watch the same channel (thought) over an over. It’s as if we’re stuck on one channel and don’t know how to go to a different one and in a sense we are.
Think of something you get fixated on and see how hard it is to change your mind when its got you in its grip. I would say unless there’s extreme awareness of this, changing your channel will be very difficult, not impossible, but difficult. The only way to change the channel of the mind is to have something in place that will allow it to be changed. This is where quietness comes in because without it, there won’t even be awareness you’re watching a rerun. It may be a rerun using some fictitious name, but it’s still a rerun. Watch the subtleness of this and in time you will see your mind for what it is and how it likes to default to familiar channels. The issue is you can get so comfortable watching the reruns that it’s not realized the channel needs to be changed, and this realization will only occur if you have a program in place that’s worth changing to.
Light is Love
The Conditioned Mind is grounded in darkness and the world is the way it is because not enough people see the light. The light is always there, it just needs to be noticed so one can turn towards it.
All light has transforming properties to it, that’s why when one sees the light, they’re transformed. Look at a plant, it begins as a seed, it has potential, but it’s still only a seed. You can put it in soil, water it and give it all the nutrients possible, but without a source of light (energy) the transformation from seed to plant will not occur. This transforming light is the source of most of life, there are exceptions to this rule as with deep sea creatures or those in caves, but for the most part it is light that transforms. Go into a dark room and turn on the light, there’s an instant transformation of the room. The walls come alive with color, the furniture and design of the room are also intensified. Without the light the room still exist, but its vibrance is hidden.
When one wakes up to experience this hidden vibrance, it’s the lights energy that transforms just as it is with a plant or a room. You can be in the dark your entire life, but once there’s light, the darkness is gone. It may return somewhat because of one’s conditioning, but it will never be as dark as it once was, it can’t because there will always be some light. This light is truth revealed, (one’s internal energy of love) and it’s impossible to consciously turn it off. As stated before it will turn off only because of one’s unconscious conditioning, but this light is always on beneath the conditioning because it’s the light (the source) of our existence and the true essence (love) of who we are. The Conditioned Mind is grounded in darkness and the world is the way it is because not enough people see the light, but the light is always there, it just needs to be noticed so one can turn towards it.
Believing Your Lies
There are many lies that are believed which keeps one entrapped to the lies and if these aren’t exposed at least to the point where it’s realized this is occurring, one’s life will mostly be lived as a lie.
Believing our lies is what gets a person in trouble. Thinking the grass is greener on the other side is one of these lies and until it’s seen this grass also has to be mowed, one will continues to believe this. If you think when a certain thing happens you will be set, you will be sadly mistaken even if this thing comes to pass. This is very subtle to see and as one clings to this mind set of needing life to be a certain way, the lies are reinforced. Case in point would be something as simple and seemingly innocent as playing the lottery. Here’s how this reinforcement works. There’s the lie of I that first makes one think if life is a certain way you will have it made; it’s the answer to your prayers. So you buy a lottery ticket just because the jackpot is a hundred million dollars. This seems innocent, but make no mistake, it is not. This is a reinforcement of I because you of I wanting things different and it keeps one in their self centered prison.
There’s nothing wrong with the tool of money in and of itself, but whatever the thing is that makes a person think life would be better if this or that happened, puts them in the chains of bondage to I. Granted a hundred million dollars would make one’s life different, but different doesn’t mean it will necessarily be better. The moment one thinks better, it means one wants the present moment different. There are many lies that are believed which keeps one entrapped to the lies and if these aren’t exposed, one’s life will mostly be lived as a lie. Money is only one, anything can be substituted for money. Don’t take my word on this, investigate this and see the lies you’re clinging to, or not and remain in bondage to the lies that you’re keeping in place as truth.