Know the Subtleties of Spiritual Bypass.
Ascended Master El Morya.
When alive in the Earth, I struggled so hard to empty myself of greed and want and addictions and aversions and desires.
I wanted to be an empty vessel for the Creator.
After a few years, I had emptied myself sufficiently to the point where I began to think that my struggles were over - that I had arrived to a new level of mastery.
I began to loosen up and forget the practices that brought me to where I was.
I began to stop certain practices, believing that I was beyond them now.
I began to sink back into the illusion.
It was a gradual process - somewhat similar to falling asleep in a warm bath tub.
This slipping back into the illusion of dualism after achieving a certain level of spirituality is known as Spiritual Bypass.
I awakened with a start one day - like the sleeping bather whose nose has slipped under water and who awakes with a gagging cough.
I found myself mentally judging someone, much to my dismay.
This was a sign that I had slipped out of unity consciousness and was now back in the illusion of duality.
I had stopped too many practices that allowed me to stay One with the Infinite Creator.
I took an inventory of the practices that I had stopped and found a few vital ones that were quickly re-adopted and allowed me to stabilize my surrender back into the arms of the One.
Would you like to know what those vital practices are that keep one maintained in Unity consciousness - in that state of knowing and feeling that we are one with the all that is and that we can't judge because we are merely judging an aspect of ourselves?
They are very simple.
The first practice is appreciation and thanks. I became complacent and ungrateful of all the blessings bestowed upon me by the Creator.
Every simple thing in my life is a blessing: my warm bed at night; my toothbrush; the sun warming my face.
All these things I am appreciative of. I began again to consciously pause and be thankful and grateful for these things.
The second practice is the art of silencing the mind with constant conscious breathing.
There are many ways that one can approach this.
I particularly enjoy the deep inhale and then holding the breath for as long as comfortable and then letting the air relax out of me with a sigh.
I would repeat this over and over through the day.
It is quite relaxing and really make the mind go blank.
The third practice of vital necessity, is the surrendering of self to the Creator with each breath.
Surrendering of each action was necessary.
I asked to know what was the highest possible next action for me.
These three practices are akin to swimming in the ocean.
To stop these actions is equivalent to sinking under the water and back into the illusion.
The advice for today is to adopt these practices with every waking moment to remove yourself from spiritual bypass.
Face Your Fear or Surrender It.
Throughout the ages I have witnessed countless friends and family who have incarnated on Earth and find their lives stopped and turned into turmoil from fear.
I know that it is hard to shed fear. Fear is like sticky molasses that seems to cover you over time and refuses to wash out. Fear is a thief. It robs you of opportunities and experiences that can change your lives. Fear is the opposite of why we come to Earth.
It does not matter how or why or who was involved in the fear that you now feel. What matters is a practical way to get rid of it.
Do you want to rid yourself of fear right now?
Then let us keep reading!
There really is only two ways to rid yourself of fear. One way can be painful while the other is merciful.
Here's the method that can be painful - Face your fear head on and experience what you fear. One slight example is the fear of cockroaches. Many people scream in fear at the sight of a cockroach. Let us put this in perspective. A single cockroach is a simple being that has the same thing that we have, a soul. Yes we can say that it's soul is really small because it is. Never the less it has a soul that comes from the Creator just as ours does. This tiny little creature is here on Earth for the same reason that we are - to experience life. It's experience in life is obviously very different than ours but it does have its fair share of exploration and experience.
This small creature comes face to face with another being, a human, that is more than 10,000 times bigger. More often than not, this little creature receives a ferocious sound from the human and is instantly pulverized. So ends the exploration!
To face the fear of cockroaches, one can start by not instantly killing it but by observing it for a minute or two. Marvel at its construction and it's material. It really does have a design that is quite sophisticated. Look at it and then really ask yourself, "Is it really that fearful?" If the answer is no then put away the fear, grab a paper towel, capture the animal and let it go outside. If this is not possible, then do with it what you can to make its end as humane as possible.
If you can't let go of the fear of the cockroach then the second method will work. The second method always works because you will ask the Creator to step in and remove the fear. This is called Surrendering. Use the following prayer / method to Surrender your fear of the cockroach or anything else that has you in fear.
Be Your Own Fountain of Happiness.
Message from Jesus Christ.
How many of us have had these types of thoughts?
"If only I were in a relationship with that person would I be happy."
"If only I made more money would I then be happy."
"If only I were not in this job would I be more happy."
"If only I had a new car would I be happy."
"If only I had more time would I be happy."
While it is quite natural to want to improve your lot in life with more comfort and more pleasant companionship, I suggest to you that you can make yourself more happier right now instead of putting it off by waiting for certain situations to occur.
Would you be interested in being more happy right now?
Here is pratical advise for sustaining more happiness right here and right now - just let go of all your expectations right now!
Do you have an expectation that your children will be as neat and tidy as you? Let it go. Children are messy. To hold them to adult rules only makes the holder of the rule unhappy - that would be you.
Do you have an expectation that you will arrive at a certain destination by a certain time? Let it go. You can't control traffic. Having an expectation with elements that are not under your direct control is to invite frustration and stress into your life.
Do you have an expectation that certain people in your life will treat you in a certain way or say certain things to you? Let it go! You can't control what other people say and do. It is not realistic and creates unneeded sadness in your life.
Do you have career expectations tied to your age? Let it go. Holding yourself to fantasies and expectations will make you miserable. You are meant to live here now, not according to some rule you invented when you were twelve.
Let go of all these expectations and you will immediately find yourself in a happy place.
Wanting to Be Liked.
Message from ArchAngel Ariel.
When you are with your friends or loved ones or roommates or co-workers and the conversation turns a corner from light to dark, do you find yourself agreeing with the negative things being said out of fear of not being liked?
Do you feel sad or distressed during and after this unfortunate situation? You may even decide afterwards that you will not do this again, that you will speak your Truth, that you will agree to disagree or you will simply walk away.
When that next time comes, however, do you find yourself slipping into the same fear that if you disagree, that if you speak up then these who you consider friends and loved ones will then shun you and turn their back upon you and then you will be all alone with no one?
Does that fear seem a bit extreme to you?
Are you ready to release it to the Creator once and for all?
Then please release it now. Please surrender it to the Creator. Please ask the Creator to replace this fear with courage and the realization that you are never alone, that you are loved and that you are a part of the Creator. The Creator is always there for you to guide you and to protect you.
And, if - by the slightest chance - that you do lose all your friends and loved ones because you now have the courage to disagree and hold to your authentic Truth and Self, then ask the Creator to bring to you new friends and new loved ones that are more in alignment with who you really are.
Ask and so it shall be.
Every day, Archangels, Jesus, or Ascended Masters dictate to C Louis Osburn words of Wisdom from the Heavenly Realms that are filled with Love and Light. Drink in this Wisdom and find yourself lifted to a better place with your True Self living a joyous life from the Heart.