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Late Spring to early Fall in Seattle sees many a fundraiser for a noble cause. To name a few that I notice (via the posts/interests of the South Asian diaspora, and having attended a total of 5 in the past…) are for survivors of domestic violence, education of poor children “back home,” disenfranchised farmers who commit suicide, etc. Among the five I’ve attended was also one for a lovely playground designed for children with autism, the able speaker at which in the name of all sorts of goodness was the celebrated Sherman Alexie… until, of course, as “he too,” he wasn’t so celebrated anymore. (more…)

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If you are concerned about climate change (and are reasonably affluent and otherwise abled), consider these possibilities best you can, before laughing at “those unscientific fools” or talking about systemic change:

— Live in square footage no greater than you truly require
— Use your two pretty feet to get around most places, most of the time
— Buy local, unpackaged groceries that you can personally carry (and no more) in reusable bags  (more…)

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The dense, suffocating haze hanging over Seattle (and Portland and Vancouver) from the regional forest fires is a fitting metaphor for what happens in the subtle energy whenever there is en masse reaction of unprocessed anger and pain to any event. A dense, suffocating haze is created, (invisible to most everyone and) far more toxic and hazardous to universal well-being than the event itself. (What died in the fire of the day is already dead.) And like the trees around us are now silently serving by “working hard” to clear the air for all, there are beings (yes, human too, especially children under 4), who, integral to their inherent design, silently serve by “working hard” to clear the air for all, when such a venting and projection of thoughts and emotions occurs at mass scale. So, if we are capable, we’re well advised (and served!) to pause, and witness / observe ourselves — observing is the alchemy — instead of indulging our habit of venting and outrage over the next thing.

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Needless to say, it’s ironic to add more haze to the current haze by complaining and venting about it. Let’s at least filter our own air 🙂 And drink lots of water, breathe (best as possible), and simply observe our inclination to complain willy nilly at the slightest discomfort, while at other times lamenting the terrible pain of distant peoples.

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The prevalent misconception about acceptance arises from the mind equating acceptance with resignation, or with condoning “evil.”

The paradox is that acceptance of evil — Loving it in neutrality, which means to dissolve one’s own triggers to it — is the true end of “evil.”

How so? Since one’s own triggers/reactivity provide (energetic) sustenance to evil and keep it alive, the end of the triggers/reactivity is the end of such feeding and sustenance. Acceptance, of course, means wholly accepting one’s triggers as well — without venting/acting them out — and so embraced, they dissolve!  

Experiment and see. Notice how the tiniest trigger dissolving within, corresponds “soon” to its matching phenomenon disappearing from your immediate experience. (The common belief is that the phenomenon is triggering me, but actually, the phenomenon is a manifest reflection of my triggers!) Now “scale” this to mass consciousness…

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Seeing the ego for what it is, is never about rejecting it or getting rid of it, for only the ego would reject anything, including itself 🙂 Love allows everything. Love recognizes everything as its emanation, including the mirage that is the ego. Seeing the ego is about seeing through all its shenanigans, and allowing them to just be, offering them nothing but Presence — total, unconditional acceptance, with zero engagement or validation. 🙂 Just as a loving Parent sees through the little one’s obvious mischief, and has a good laugh! And in such Light/ness, the ego and its finite expressions are naturally embraced and integrated ‘back’ into the infinite Self… allowed to dissolve, like every wave unfailingly does, ‘back’ into the Ocean.

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All feedback, whether “positive” or “negative” is always and only about the person giving it, not about the person/ situation/ event receiving it, and as such, it is ALWAYS valid, as it is their unarguable, indisputable experience! (All experience is valid and all experience is illusory, with ‘valid’ not to be confused with ‘true’ 🙂) Once we see this in no uncertain terms, it becomes easy to fully listen and receive all feedback without “taking it personally.” Which means, since every bit of what is said is about the person saying it and their completely valid experience, it need not be about us (the person/identity) at all. Paradoxically, if we hasten to fix or change something on our end driven by the feedback, it is a form of avoiding truly listening… and it is likely to be just a reaction to another’s projection (–our reaction actually arising from something not yet integrated within us–), instead of a truly realized and integrated shift for universal good.  (more…)

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Say, I encounter a person experiencing the circumstance of poverty, and an inspired action of assistance flows through (‘me’).

When I believe I am helping them because of their poverty, my action is conditional to their circumstance. I can then have accompanying “logic” (measurement/ evaluation/ labeling…) that says, I helped them because they are so poor, and my action makes a difference by changing something in their circumstance, and so I can feel good. (I may even have logic/ measurement that outlines how I could do better by helping a poorer person than the one I just encountered, or better still, develop theories and strategies en masse to eradicate poverty altogether.) Now there’s the birth of a ‘me,’ the doer, (and a ‘them,’ the done unto), and time is born too… it’s no longer purely inspiration (spirit) that flows as movement in the moment. Now there is motivation (motive). This is Karma. Ac/counting. Debit and Credit.  (more…)

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