Sunday, June 7, 2009

Like Water

Earlier this week, I sent out a Tweet (on Twitter) that stated, “A rigid mind is a self-containing prison. Seek truth in all directions.” I felt compelled to write this because in my daily ritual of capturing the pulse of the world’s consciousness with it’s many levels, I’ve become more and more aware and concerned at the rigidity of fixed belief systems (of all kinds) and their inability to allow the person who identifies with them to open up their heart and mind long enough to even entertain a different opinion or point of view. Sometimes, this point of view may not even be a 180° voice of polar opposition, but simply a varied perspective, or way of looking at the same belief. Nonetheless, the rigid mindset espouses “I’m right and you’re wrong…my way or the highway.” This is not living in an awakened state, not by a long shot.

I began thinking about how so many individuals hold on to their respective belief systems for dear life, thinking that their way is truth; that they are truth seekers when in fact they are actually nothing more than rigid gatekeepers for their respective belief. I started thinking metaphorically about the best description for an awakened state of being. Looking at the FIJI bottle in front of me, I immediately started thinking about water. Water is fluid; it’s adaptable. It’s pliable. Water finds the path of least resistance, always seeking the balanced middle. Like a stream that seeks the river, and the river that seeks the ocean, water cannot be contained. It may be temporarily held back, but its destiny will not be halted forever. Yes, water is the perfect metaphor for a truth seeker because it adapts and adjusts to any condition placed in front of it. Bruce Lee, the late Kung Fu Master and founder of the martial arts style, Jeet Kune Do put it best when he said, “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.” As it relates to formless form, he again states, “Empty your mind, be formless; shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.”

The rigid mind is a self-containing prison, and belief is its ready warden. The thing is, it doesn’t matter what you believe, if you become rigid to it, you will inevitably be in opposition to those who are in rigid disagreement with it or who have unique or expanded perspectives about it. Within this rigidity of mind and thought, conflict will always prevail. Rigid belief combined with fear makes up the one/two combination for personal self-containment and the stunting of spiritual growth. This is what traps the person in five-sensory reality and does not allow the expansion of universal consciousness to enter a person’s auric field.

Those with STS consciousness who know how this works can use it quite effectively to keep people from gaining the awareness they deserve by pitting one belief against another. It really doesn’t matter what the belief system may be; all that matters is that you hold on to it with fierce devotion and will fight for your belief with anyone who dare oppose you. This may be religious, political, social, national, racial, ethnic, or any other. All of these fierce beliefs hold you back from the big picture; YOU ARE SOUL, a divine spark of God awareness. You are the formless form. Those with open minds and hearts who allow the universal stream of God consciousness to enter into their being, causing them to consciously connect with Infinite awareness is the greatest fear to STS consciousness, because it takes away their control. The awakened person does not allow him/herself to fall into false righteousness through rigid belief.

There is another aspect to water that is even more penetrating and compelling, and it is not metaphorical. I recall an excellent docu-drama a few years ago that I was privileged to see the screening of, What the (Bleep) Do We Know?, starring Marley Matlin. If you have not seen this, I strongly recommend that you do so. In it, there is a scene when Marley’s character was in a subway platform looking at a fascinating exhibition of water crystal photos. These photos were taken by renowned Japanese researcher, Dr. Masaru Emoto, who was able to prove that thoughts and feelings can affect physical reality. Using a very powerful microscope in a cold room along with high-speed photography, Dr. Emoto was able to photograph newly formed crystals of frozen water samples that were subject to focused intentions either through written or spoken words, as well as through music. Dr. Emoto used the same water samples, and after being viewed multiple times during different forms of focused intent, they appeared to change their molecular crystalline composition as a direct result of the focused stimuli. One picture showed a crystalline form after listening to Mozart. Another picture showed a different crystalline form after receiving a blessing of “love and gratitude”. Still more astonishing, the crystalline form completely broke down when exposed to heavy metal music, and later to the words “You make me sick…I will kill you.” These are all waveforms, penetrating and affecting water on a molecular level. This is empirical proof.

Now why is this information and insight so important? Well, consider the fact that you, me, everyone who has a human form is made up of approximately 70% water. If water can change in molecular composition by virtue of what we think and say, imagine how our thoughts and words impact one another and ourselves. It has a direct affect on our health, both physically and mentally, and is a conduit for the receiving of mental, spiritual and psychic energy all around us. We are in fact walking receivers for psychic impulses and information. Don’t believe this is true? Stare at a person on the street who is looking away and see how quickly they turn in your direction. Need more food for thought? Consider the transistor radio. What does it use to receive signals? A crystal. What is water on a molecular level? Crystalline. There is so much more to this, but I will stop here and save it for a rainy day; just let your thoughts, like the water, take you to where it needs to go.

As we move about in this bio-computer we far too often identify as self, it is important to begin to differentiate between what is conscious awareness and what is biological and wave form programming and conditioning due to outward stimuli. The implications are amazing. Just remember, garbage in, garbage out. We must be conscious cause if we are to ensure our own spiritual evolution and become a part of the Infinite awareness that is our birthright as Soul. Good journey; talk to you again soon.

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