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Capturing the Now

Published December 30, 2015 by murgcat

social-mt-rose-facebookEnlightenment comes when you exist in the Now! That’s the secret to The Secret and every other mysticism out there. The elusive Now but how?

Adrenaline junkies, why is it they do that voodoo they do? Is it really flirting with death? I think it’s something else entirely different. Flirting with our demise strokes our ever-present ego, but what is it that our soul longs for – The Now. They, the a fore mentioned junkies, have discovered a short cut to the Now.

Maybe short cut isn’t the correct view. It takes dedication and perseverance to reach the point where it is flirting with the reaper rather than fumbled attempts at offing yourself through Darwinism. I certainly hope you’ve had a few conventional jumps before your first base jump. You can’t bomb a black diamond slope until you’ve done a myriad of runs.

I can explain it from the skiers point of view. When you are pushing that boundary, the edge of your skill , where disaster is but a blink away, you can’t think. It sounds counter intuitive. When your body and sensory inputs override the constant chatter of your monkey mind you are capturing the now. You must be absolutely and totally aware of your surroundings: making immediate decisions and then immediately releasing the thought to make room for the next necessary decision.

You reach a point where all you are is awareness without judgement, without ego getting in the way. The landscape flashes by yet time slows down. You can only experience. If you can stop to catch a breath, everything is brighter, you feel alive. Regardless if it’s the side of a mountain you just schussed or the side your flying by in a wing suit, you have two accomplishments when you are done. The first is the one that appeases your ego, you did the difficult and survived. The second is a deeper more primal reward that keeps you coming back to push the boundary again and again… you captured the Now.

 

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Reincarnation but which one!

Published November 26, 2015 by murgcat

IMG_0208The Comedian spoke a profound truth. “Death is Natures way of saying thanks for playing, try again!”
Reincarnation is one view of the soul’s journey. There is validity to this idea. Now, which view of reincarnation I believe in is up to debate. There are two main concepts that appeal to me. The first is the basics that everyone is familiar with, the one soul journeying lifetimes to the grand prize of enlightenment. The second is the belief that upon our deaths our energy gets dumped back into the great pool of source. We can examine both from my point of view, my subjective grooviness. You can make up your own mind.
Traditional reincarnation, if you will, consists of a single soul striving over and over to reach liberation from the cycle of rebirth. Lessons are learned; karma is balanced again and again. Always one cohesive soul learning life lessons. As the spirit travels through its journey it becomes more enlightened. The more advanced, the more of the previous lifetimes are remembered. Once one has reached a high level, the memories and lessons of the previous lifetimes are retained. Spiritual teachers tap into all of these lifetimes to help us and them understand life.
Once you have learned all there is, or more probably, all your particular soul has chosen to learn, you get to break the bonds of this world. Now the soul gets a choice to move on or continue to play the game, but on their terms. When a particular spirit is so moved by compassion and love for those of us still caught in the throes of birthing pains again and again, it comes back to teach and heal. That’s where we get our bodhisattvas like Kwan Yin and the Dali Lama.
The second concept is the shaman’s idea of reincarnation. In this view, source is the origin of us all and it’s where we return upon death. The Toltec shamans call it the eagle. We live and strive and learn and then our spirit is devoured by source. There is an incentive in this view; you work harder at your studies and practices so that you may avoid the eventual disintegration back into source.
This view would explain why many of the past life experiences are so fragmented. We dissolve back into the pool. As a new soul is created, bits and pieces of a myriad of life experiences and vibrations come together to form a new being. The more enlightened we become the more the spirit starts to coalesce. Eventually the soul is able to gather the totality of ones self; we break the cycle.
The second argument has always appealed to me. It explains quite a few anomalies in the past life experiences that have been reported. A person could only remember those vibrations and memories that becomes part of the new being. A convenient excuse for the big holes or the small remembrances.
I have to say due to recent revelations and epiphanies, I am now more inclined to validate the first point of view. I think what you remember of your past lives, if that is part of your journey, are points you need to focus on. It can guide you to your Dharma, your purpose in life. The final transcendent goal is to reunite with source and stop coming back.
Rather than argue about it now, let’s have a chat after we’ve passed but before we spin the big karma wheel for our next walk on our beautiful Gaia. That’s one of the downsides of being an atheist, if they are right, they won’t get to say, “I told you so.”

Demon Street USA: What is it?

Published March 2, 2015 by murgcat

What started off as a scary story became a transformational journey climaxing in a mind blowing final conflict.
When the Protagonist is a demonic entity that tends to take the forefront. For a novice in the paranormal field it’s scary and mind blowing. For the jaded it becomes more of a been there done that spin or the tale is found to be so far out there, it can not possibly be true. In Demon Street USA, the story we told was meant to fill a hole that the other books in the field create. Trust me; sit back and in your imagination, think of what it was like to be in this house. Similar to every demon tale you have heard. In some ways, nothing new and different. Demonic entities have a certain Modus Operandi. With study, it is something that you can discern then predict the direction energy will flow.
Most of the studies lay out the facts and then wrap up. The priest or shaman comes in and says his prayers or the family flees in the dark of the night, with the wind blowing and the dead howling at their heels. There is a gap there. Perhaps a “what the hell” moment! Those people that come in to help, all we usually get is some cursory back-story. It’s explained they come from a position of authority so it just is. Bull! The ones who deal with demons don’t just wake up one day and decide it might be a relaxing pastime. It’s a calling, sometimes a path embarked on through choice or sometimes thrust upon you by spirit.
That’s what Demon Street USA tries to shine a light on. The work it takes to be able to deal with these spirits. The person dealing with said entities must be tempered like a sword. The process tears down the walls of reality and moves them about. How solid your current belief system is, will determine the effort necessary to effect the change. The path is as individual as the person. There are similarities, yet each person’s interpretation and needs are different, though the goal is the same.
dsusacoverSo the next time you’re reading an account of horrific spirit encounters and you’re wondering why those people think they can get rid of the crap. Some of the answers are in Demon Street USA. Just so you know it may be more than what you were looking for. A multi-layered dish for everyone to feast on.

Forgiveness of others

Published January 20, 2015 by murgcat

Wow, the hard work of self-forgiveness is done! Don’t fool yourself it is hard work, but with diligence and perseverance it is attainable. As you were releasing the energetic threads that needed forgiveness, some were more tenacious than others.
Some of these are the threads that emanate from outside of us. Grudges and slights that are still embraced and fed. Karmic and familial connections that you may not know even exist. These are some of the hardest bonds to break.
The threads that are personal can often times be dispelled by a simple ceremony. Acknowledging the connection, having compassion and empathy for the being on the other end of the connection is sometimes all that is needed. There are times when as unpalatable as it may seem a personal contact is needed to clear the energy.
There are times when the first two options are unattainable. Familial and past life karma are good examples of that situation. There are also the moments when contact with the being on the other end of the thread could cause your annihilation. There are deeper practices that can cut the connection free, carefully and correctly. This is necessary so that the energy cords that are now out there flailing around like medusa’s ‘do, don’t whip back around and find you again.
Let’s set the record straight, I am not saying that all of a sudden you have to invite your worst enemy over for dinner! To paraphrase Clint Eastwood “This doesn’t mean we’re gonna cuddle and I’ll have your love child.” The energetic threads are gone. There is no longer a connection. After going through the full and total process of forgiveness the only way for there to be a thread anymore is if you make the conscious decision for it to be there.
This is an exercise to regain your personal power. The reclamation of energy that was being burnt on things of the past is empowering. Those threads flowed around the Now and guided your future. Your actions and reactions have always been influenced by the connections. We are all puppets dancing on Karmic threads.
The next step is total recapitulation. Moving beyond forgiveness and looking at all of the connecting threads of your life and releasing them. All of them. The threads of love, joy, sorrow all the threads of energy that keep you tethered in the past thus influencing the flow of the future. When those tethers are released you become free you can chose the course that is best for you with out the shackles of the past forcing your direction.
This exercise brings about one of the most enchanting spiritual paradoxes. The more of the spiritual threads you cut, the more connections you break, the more connected you feel to everything. Reclamation of your personal power and living in the Now brings into perspective how ultimately everything is connected.

Subjective Grooviness:Little Switches in Your Head

Published December 20, 2014 by murgcat

 

IMG_0105_2     There are mechanics to Subjective Grooviness, how does this mystery work? It’s quite simple, no really. When we are born our minds are huge sponges, they soak in all the data coming from all around us. Because of the process I’m about to describe most people cannot remember what that was like. There is a point where the mind and spirit reaches a tipping point and the input threatens to overload the system.
That’s when the filters begin to be turned on. The mind is a giant processor; it operates based on the position of internal switches. Slowly, due to nature and nurture, more and more filters are activated. By the time we are adults, most of our filters are firmly set. This state is our subjective grooviness.
Not all of these switches are the same; some are more sensitive than others. We each have a path we should be walking. If there is a switch on that keeps you from that path it will be easier to turn it off. There are DNA arrangements that make turning on and off certain switches easier. Then there are the epiphanies and tragedies that impact our lives.
There are some switches that break when you turn them off. Or what it takes to turn them back on can be detrimental to your physical, spiritual and mental health. Those are the switches that need to be carefully observed. Most people aren’t ready to have their reality altered. When paranormal investigators enter an area that has strong energy, that maybe enough to flip those switches and no matter what they want, the filters will not turn on any more.
For some, their grooviness is locked –Stone. This explains a person who can observe paranormal events and still not believe in them. For others, reality is malleable, it changes and they are open to those changes. Remember Enlightenment is removing the subjective and just existing in the immense grooviness that is life.