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GUARD YOU HEART
In this wise proverb, we are asked to guard our heart because it is the source of life. To me, this is about the best advice we can receive. But it doesn't say how or what to guard against.
I believe the best way we can guard our hearts is by putting a shield of gratitude around us each day. This will keep our souls at the highest possible state of conscious frequency. Then it's up to us to be proactive to fill our lives with as much 'high vibe' inspiration as we can infuse our souls with. I have already addressed this in several of my posts such as, 'Raise your Vibe' https://digitalbloggers.com/book-reviews/a-higher-vibe Also, in 'Let Your Light Shine' https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/let-your-light-shine There are several other posts you will find listed at https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts
However, in this post, I wish to discuss what we need to guard against when defending our heart. Most importantly, we need to be vigilant in attracting what's highest and best by adding these to our life's treasury. But we also need to be disciplined in protecting ourselves from what would rob us of our heart's inward riches of joy, love, peace, etc.
To do this, I would say we first need to become aware of how dangerous it is when we identify with negative emotions. They can be lethal to all facets of our mental, spiritual and physical well-being. Manifestations of negativity are always rooted in fear because fear is the opposite of love. It is accepting the ego's illusions that bring us disease, misery and all forms of suffering.
So the question is, why would we want to indulge in the mind's ego-phantom toxicity when we know it will make us unhappy. Or, maybe we don't know, even though it should be rather obvious. Why do we watch mainstream media, read the hateful garbage on Twitter, watch horror movies that are only one notch above MSM, and read newspapers that trigger despair in us? And worst of all, why do we hang out with judgmental people that bring us down to their abysmal levels of reptilian consciousness?
So again, why do we indulge in this self-destruction? The answer is, it's because that’s what the ego wants... that's what it does. The ego illusion isn't a bad thing if it teaches us the contrast of what we don’t want so that we discover what we do want. In other words, to find who and what we are; creatures of love and happiness rather than creatures of fear and misery. Unfortunately, its seem many of us don't learn these lessons of contrast. Rather than observing the ego's lessons, we wallow in them.
Though our ego has a purpose in getting us through our life, it should only serve us rather than become our master. Yet, many of us give our lives over to it, and the perverse pleasure of its misery and suffering. But does this not sound insane? Yes, it does… because it is.
The separated ego-mind is unhinged and perpetually confused. Like darkness, it really doesn’t have an independent existence, so much as the absence of existence, ie insanity. Darkness without light; fear without love. All are black holes of nothingness that create confusion and despair. Still, wonderful treasures are opened to us where the light of love exists. Perhaps we can call this the ‘Zero Point Field’ of manifestation, but that’s another topic for another post.
The really perverse thing about ego-fear is that it is so arrogant. That's because it feels threatened when it's lies aren't supported. It knows it's exposed and so lashes out at those who don't comply with its fears. It needs to bring everyone down to its level of dark deceit that it might preserve its 'rightness.' We see this everywhere as governments continue to weaponize fear. It's how they create war and hysteria to gain control over the masses which it sees as their 'subjects.'
Have you ever had someone try to shame you because you don’t wear a mask or social distance? Happens to me all the time. As I just said, it seems fear needs everyone to agree with it, or it will lock you down. Sound familiar? Scary! But would you rather live in Britain or Sweden? (Guess which has few if any coronavirus deaths these days?)
When someone reacts at me for not participating in their narrative, my first impulse is to react in anger because I'm repulsed by fear, ignorance and arrogance. (The greater the ignorance, the greater the smugness.) But I also realize that reacting in kind will only bring me down to their level and create even more division for this world. And so, the only way to guard my heart is to be proactive by sending them love and blessings. (I'd also like to send them some awareness too, but that generally doesn't' work too well.) Only love can unify what fear and anger divide.
Guarding one's heart is not always easy, but with God's grace, it can be done. I see it as a test to help temper us into being better persons. And... you never know perhaps there's a smile under that mask that's responding to our smile. So let's guard our heart by sharing the treasures of our heart. It will increase our heart's abundance and the collective abundance of the world.
Let me comment further on this topic of how not to identify with fear-imposed suffering. This is from the perspective of one of my favourite philosophers, G.I Gurdjieff, who states:
What I think he is saying is that it's very difficult for most to give up the ego when we don’t have enough love and light to fill the abyss it creates. As I understand it, the ego is simply an illusory phantom the mind creates by remaining willfully separated from the heart. The isolated ego-mind has no humility, no grounding and is always confused. As I said; insane. Always! This is why so many 'intelligent' can be so dangerous when they become disconnected from their heart centre and rely only on their intellect.
And yet, the mind works just fine, in fact, perfectly, with the heart because that’s the way we’re designed to operate. Then, it’s no longer the ego, but a full, seamless divine being of love and wisdom. This is just as we were created to be as we return to the union of our god/human essence; a third divine something greater than the sum of the human 'parts’.
The creation myth of the ‘Fall,’ is a story of humanity losing its union with itself by falling into duality where everything remains separate… and fearful. We long for the healing of our soul’s reunion, and yet we let allow our ego to have its way with us. Perhaps this is because we are unaware of what’s going on and so we don’t understand what we’re doing to make ourselves so unhappy. The saying: “would you rather be right, or would you rather be happy,” comes to mind.
The Heart (or Soul/Love) needs the mind to give it stability since it is the vessel’s rudder that provides rational guidance to the winds of inspiration for the sails of the heart. See my blog post on Union of Heart and Mind and how this all works at https://digitalbloggers.com/book-reviews/union-of-heart-and-mind
But how often are we unaware of all the things that keep us subservient to what we don't want in our life? And so we remain at the mercy of forces that seem bigger than us, not realizing we have the power in us to detach from that which we don't want and choosing what we do want.
This is why we must remain vigilant and guard our heart just as this wise proverb admonishes.
Our heart is one with the divine, the Source of all life, and so we must guard against whatever forces would rob us of accessing the boundless treasures of our most inward being. All life exists between the polarity of love and fear. Love is the light, fear is the darkness of love's absence. It's the opposite of the light-beings we were created as. When we are in fear, we do not trust and so identify with the ego illusion that is not us but experience as being us. It is the source of all the world's problems, pain and suffering.
When we are having an ego-fit about something or another, we must observe ourselves as if we are a fly on the wall? If so, we might say: Ah, looks like 'it' is having another hissy-fit. Objectify it, because when we do we realize 'it' is not the 'you' that we wish to be, but an imposture. Laugh at 'it' because it's someone else, not who we are... unless, of course, we choose to make the ego part of our identity. But why would we when we realize that it makes us unhappy?
By observing it, we distance and detach ourselves from this illusion. If not, we will give our power to whatever it is that causes us to suffer. Maybe we think (or were told) we deserve it, but that's a lie; we don't. So we must walk away from whatever that is and unite ourselves with our hearts because that's our true identity.
I have much more to say about this process regarding self-identification, based on Gurdjieff's teachings, along with those of other wisdom teachings. More importantly, I'll discuss how not to identify with whatever makes us unhappy, especially as we become aware of who we are, and what tricks the ego uses to keep us asleep and unconscious of any of this.
Meanwhile, for more of my musings on the ego illusion, go to my post, The Ego Mask
Also if you wish to allay your fears and other's fears on the topic of 'the virus', see my blog post, Corona Virus Controversy: Herd Immunity vs Lockdown with its articles by informed authorities.
SUMMARY OF ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT
This the first in a series of five Elysium narrations regarding a young British philosopher named James Phillips, who finds himself living in an altered state of reality while still remaining on earth.
After experiencing a near-fatal fall while climbing to the summit of a remote mountain in the Andes, James awakens in a new dimension. He soon encounters two mysterious beings who provide him with a very different perspective on the nature of his existence. Over the next year, before his body recovers from the coma, he is challenged to re-examine his understanding of life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed or could believe.
An engaging and sometime surreal adventure with intimations of impending romance, the narrative explores the most important questions about life, death, reality, and our ultimate destiny.
The Plains of Elysium (Champs-Élysées) was described by Homer, Hesiod, Virgil, and many other poets as the paradisiac afterlife realm reserved for heroes. As the title suggests, this is about a journey through a passage that leads towards Elysium’s exciting realm of existence.
To read a sample press review at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15515775.htm
(ATTEMPTED) INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES
The following comments are excerpts from among the first readers, including a number of Amazon five star reviews. To read the full reviews, go to READER REVIEWS on www.elysiumspassage.com or directly at https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/reader-reviews
"A delightful mix of fantasy, reality, conjecture, and humour; Mr Meyers draws the reader into the story with a gentle narrative that captures the imagination, leaving one anxious to get to the next page drawing you into his exceptional world.”
"Quietly, gently, and without imposition, the Author unfolds the pages, creating an intricate, interlocking bridge spanning the chasm between mind and heart. Renewing, refreshing, restoring. In my bereavement, it was vigil and light…"
“Excellently written with an exceedingly deep understanding of this world and the next. The characters are very well written and engaging. I can't wait to complete this book!"
“Takes the reader on both a philosophical and spiritual journey, a journey that at times is both disquieting and tranquil. James, a British Philosopher, can be irreverent and caustic, traits that should have left me cringing, but instead made me laugh out loud. Elysium’s Passage is a fun, enlightening and remarkable book.”
“This is a masterful fantasy, becoming a real possibility, as the reader is drawn into the story. The Summit leaves you anxious for the next book in the series, yet also leaves you totally satisfied with the world you have just visited. Genius! An exciting yet calming experience that is not to be missed."
"There was hardly a page on which I did not find at least one sentence worthy of hi-lighting for future reference. In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed the main character, James, whose personality and passionate verbal exchanges with the other characters, kept me coming back for more. I am reading the book for a second time while I wait for the next one in this series to be made available."
“N.G. Meyers has clearly put a great deal of research and thought into what the afterlife may look like and I like his perspective. It’s an altogether welcoming and exciting vision. The book gives one a great deal to think about and a reassuring confidence that the end of our lives is truly the beginning of life in the next. I highly recommend it."
"I am really enjoying your book, it’s fantastic! It is so incredible and diversified that I can’t really explain it to other people, so what I say is just read this book. Thank you so much for the blessings that you’ve given the world!"
“The humour interjected into a serious discussion makes me laugh out loud. Totally unexpected....l may be in the presence of at least a master, if not a genius. A fair ride into reality... seeking that which is unseen, yet absolutely real.”
“An engaging story of adventure embracing man's deepest desire to search for meaning and purpose, N.G. Meyers takes the reader on an adventurous thought-provoking journey. This book has substance. It is a perfect blend of adventure and fantasy combined with spiritual philosophy. It ignited my imagination. The author magically weaves a good story laced with wit and humour together with deep philosophical wisdom. This book has it all!”
“An evolution in thought is triggered by many fresh philosophical themes which could inspire readers to re-think their reality and former ideologies that have dictated their lives… the author fires readers’ imaginations to view what could be possible when spirit vacates the body.”
“This is the book spiritual seekers have been waiting for. For me, it granted a great read as well as increased inspiration to live every day with a heightened sense of purpose. I highly recommend it.
“The Summit is capable of hooking readers and luring them to search for Book 2 to discover more about Dr. Philip’s surreal trek into the mysterious unknown universe. This thick book is well worth the read and to share…”
“Mind-blowing statements and speculation (‘…everyone is a non-physical thought form conceived in the Mind of God, preserved for all eternity because God’s thoughts never die…’). Many will find Meyers’ journey up the Mountain intriguing—and possibly even life-changing.” (BLUEINK REVIEW)
“In its effort to grapple with fundamental questions about the meaning of life, it raises questions that have echoed throughout the ages, including about where we come from, where we are going, who we are.” (CLARION REVIEW)
PENDING PUBLICATIONS IN THE SERIES
The Summit is now available for purchase. With the exception of the last novel, the other three have been written but still require more editing before publication.
The following titles in the Elysium's Passage series are projected to be released as follows:
THE SUMMIT available
QUANTUM LEAPS spring 2020
SURREAL ADVENTURES summer 2020
MYSTICAL ROMANCE spring 2021
HE ELIXIR spring 2022
THE RETURN sometime in 2023
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