Monday, January 30, 2006

Time for a Change

It's been fun working on this blog.

It's time for further expansion and another way of being.

My new blog is called Home Sweet Home!.

Cheers,
EJ

MESSAGE FOR READERS

Welcome to my new blog.

It is a place where I share my experiences and insights.

Life, for me, is about play: playing with new ideas, consciously playing with Energy, and playing at being who I am.

Please note that these writings are based on realisations I have and not meant to be taken as instructions or teachings. We all have the answers within us. (See also Maps)


Unless otherwise stated, all articles are copyright © 2005-2015 Enocia Joseph. You have my permission to copy and distribute articles for personal use only. Please include the link to the particular blog. For any other use other than personal, and any comments you might have, please email theoneinall@googlemail.com.

Much gratitude and love to Ben Gilberti for designing the Light fractal.

Thanks for stopping by.

All the very best.

Love Enocia

Articles in Alphabetical Order

Great news readers!

I have listed all the articles and pieces here in alphabetical order, which should make things a lot easier for all of us. I shall continue to update the list as I add more articles.

New entries will be posted in date order as usual.

For my current and previous blogs see My Other Blogs.


Unless otherwise stated, all articles are copyright © 2005-2015 Enocia Joseph. You have my permission to copy and distribute articles for personal use only. Please include the link to the particular blog. For any other use other than personal, and any comments you might have, please email Enocia.

Enjoy.

Love always,
Enocia

-- A --

A Christmas Message - Cold Turkey
A Fun Reminder
A Jolly Ride
A Life to Remember
A Lot to be Grateful About
A Love Shared is a Love Shared
A New Day, A New Blog
A New Phase
A Prayer for Women (and Men)
A Reminder - There are No Missed Opportunities
Acceptance
Advertising
After You
An Ocean of Universal Energy
Anomaly or Reality
An Open-and-Shut Case
Are You Normal?
Art Imitating Life; Walking Dead
As Easy as Anything

-- B --

Being a Ship's Captain
Being in the Present
Birds of a Feather Flock Together

-- C --

Captain One Love to the Rescue!
Christmas Decorations
Co-Creating with God
Come-back of the Day
Cor Blimey, Guv'nor!
Core Beliefs
Curiouser and Curiouser

-- D --

Dancing Queen
Déjà Vu
Diets, Diets, and More Diets
DNA
DoBeDoBeDo
Doing What Comes Natural
Don't Know, Don't Care!
Don't Worry

-- E --

Ending Duality - Same Old, Same Old
Excellent Advice, Not!
Expectations
Extras

-- F --

Fast Forward
Fasting
Fear of Being a Clone
Flying with the Wind
Following My Own Rhythm
For Trekkies
Forever in a Moment; When Things Fall Apart

-- G --

Gently Does It
Giving and Receiving
Giving Credit Where It's Due
God Will Fix It
Good Business Sense or What?
Good Intentions
Grace
Great Actors Know How to Be
Guilt Complex

-- H --

Hahaha!
Handle With Care
Hello Love
How Big is Your Cup?
How Do I Feel?
How Lovely to be Proven Wrong!
How To Avoid Blocks

-- I --

I am Alive
I Would Rather Be Grateful, Thank You
If What You're Doing isn't Working
I Have Never Left Home
I'll Be There No Matter What
Information Overload
In the Know
In the Presence of Love
Inner Silence
Intelligence, Intent and Being a Willing Instrument
Is There a Devil?
Is Your Enthusiasm Getting the Better of You?
It is Impossible for Anyone to Be Lost!
It's a Done Deal; Just Say Yes
It's All Happening
It's All You
It's Only a Love Game
It's That Time Again!

-- J --

Joke of the Day
Just Because

-- K --

Knowledge and Freedom

-- L --

Let Yourself Go
Let Yourself Go - Part 2
Let Yourself Go - Part 3
Life is a Game
Life's Purpose
Living in the Eternal Now
Living in the Moment
Lonely Heart
Looking For Love in All The Wrong Places?
Love
Love is All There Is
Love is Always Present
Love is Meeting All Needs Perfectly
Lucid Dreaming - An Alternative View

-- M --

Making Love
Making Something Out of Nothing
Manifesting by the Balloon Technique
Maps
Memories are Made of This
Mind Meld
More Debunking - Energy
My Life Partner

-- N --

New Year's Resolution and Perfection
No Agendas
No Leg to Stand On
No Place Like Home
Nothing But the Best

-- O --

Of Beliefs and Chasing Tails
Of Channels
Of Friendship and Events Beyond One's Control
On Boredom
On Dying
On Perfection
On Supply
Only Love is Shared, Not Problems!
Out of Body Experience (OOBE) - A Breakthrough

-- P --

Phlegm
Plug In
Plug In - 2
Poignant Thought of the Day
Practising Transparency
Practising Transparency - Dissolving Programmes
Pregnancy and Rebirth
Priceless!

-- Q --

Quip of the Day

-- R --

Receiving Unlimited Good
Relative Truth versus Absolute Truth
Retort of the Day

-- S --

Self-Inquiry
Shock Horror!
Some Thoughts About Manifestations
Song of the Day
Sorry!
Soul Mates
Staying Focused on the Mould
Staying Awake to My Real Self
Sweet Enough

-- T --

Text Message
That's Life!
The All There Is
The Art of Letting Go
The Best I Can Offer is To Be Myself
The Biggest Mail Merge Ever
The Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer
The Death Penalty
The Future is Joy
The Game of Life
The Game of Politics
The Game of Receiving
The Hero Within and Without
The Joy of Giving
The Light Versus Darkness Baloney
The Living God
The Myth of Personal Power
The One True Cause
The Pedestal
The Personal and Impersonal Nature of God
The Purpose of Life - Revisited
The Real Purpose of the Senses
The Significance of the Number 40
The Timeless Now
There are No Missed Opportunities
There are No Rules!
To Believe is to Agree With
To Eat or Not To Eat?
Trusting in Divine Order
Two Little Boys
Two Short Planks

-- U --

Umbrellas
Unity Consciousness

-- V --

Vest

-- W --

Water Off a Duck's Back
Ways of Being
What an Idiot!
What Blesses One Blesses All
What is a Human Being?
What is Good is Good For All Time
What is Infinity?
What is Intelligence?
What is Service?
What is Spirit?
What is Time?
What is Truth?
What is Omnipresence Really?
What's It All About?
What's the Magic Word?
What You Believe is Possible is What is Possible For You
When Being Good is Not Enough
Who are You Really?
Who is Thinking Whom?
Win-Win
Without a Cause
Without Love, It is Nothing
Wow! It's Magic!
Wow! It's Magic - Part Deux

-- X --

Xenophobia

-- Y --

Yoo Hoo! Is Anybody Home?
Yo-Yos and Drama Queens

-- Z --

Zenith
Saturday, January 28, 2006

How to Avoid Blocks

I believe God is the Source of All There Is that is Good. God has devised a way to express all Goodness by appearing as infinite instruments that are meant to receive/express all the Good that He is. Thus, God is playing two roles: the Source and Giver of Goodness and the Receiver and expression of all Goodness.

Since God is all there is, this means that we are all playing a dual role: the Source/Giver being expressed through the infinite instruments/Receiver.

While I am playing my part as Source, it doesn't always follow that what I express always comes through my personality; most of the time Source expresses through other instruments appearing as people, objects, books, animals, nature, experiences etc. My role, therefore, is to realise that there is only the one Source and then let the Source flow effortlessly through whichever instruments He chooses.

Blocks sometimes occur when one expects Source to flow in a particular way when there are unlimited channels Source can flow through. For instance, the other day when I was working on the piece, When Being Good is Not Enough, I found the words weren't flowing and it seemed like a lot of effort. I stopped for a few seconds and realised that All is God. When I resumed writing I was able to see how the Source of all had arranged for the various instruments to play their parts, which unfolded the idea. The story wrote itself in no time.

To avoid blocks I live with the realisation that:

Source/God is all there is; and
Source/God expresses Self through limitless instruments.

Can you imagine what this means? Let's say you are looking for healing. God's limitless healing instruments could be the chair you're sitting on, the computer screen, the people around you, the air you breathe, the ground you're walking on, the clothes you're wearing; everything and anything could be God's healing instrument.

Incidentally, yesterday I noticed this woman on the bus who looked really down. She kept swapping seats. We all got off at the same stop. This morning I saw her near where we live, which is a mile away from where she got off yesterday. I thought to myself, there's probably a reason why our paths have crossed. Maybe, God/Source is working through me to help her or vice versa.

I am open to the limitless ways God is expressing Self.

With love,
Enocia
Thursday, January 26, 2006

What's the Magic Word?

A child says to his mother: "Can I have some chocolate?"
"What's the magic word?" his mother says.
"Now?"
"No, it's please."

After the child has been given the chocolate his mother says, "What do you say?"
"More?"
"No, thank you."

Well, most of us have gone through this programming. You learn to say "please" and "thank you," or you go without.

While the words "please" and "thank you" can help you get what you want, I believe the real magic word is "love." I'm not just talking about the word but the feeling.

It is Love that brought the world into being. I believe we are here to live as our real Self that is Love. While we are here to be love the irony is that we are also here to love what we love. Put another way, I am here to experience life from my perspective loving what I love.

I have observed that what I love is drawn to me like a magnet. How it happens is beyond human understanding; Love has His own ways. I have also observed that I can't fool Love meaning I can't pretend to love what I don't love. For instance, I love Vimto, Weetabix and chocolate; but I don't love avocado. When I am loving what I love I'm being true to myself.

Yesterday, I wrote in a forum about accents. I said while I love accents there is something about the Italian language or people who speak with Italian accents that appeals to me. I could listen to Italian all day. Later in the evening, my mother and I watched a film called Johnny English. I thought because it was a secret agent spoof with Rowan Atkinson, I would love it. After watching it for a few minutes I wasn't impressed. I just wasn't feeling the love. So I left my mother to it and went to have a bath. When I finished having a bath, I saw my mother had abandoned the film for The Godfather that was being shown on the other channel. I started watching it after Michael Carleone had carried out his first hit and was sent to Sicily to cool off. In one scene, Michael was trying to get permission from a girl's father so he could take her out. They were speaking in Italian. I was entranced. Mama mia! It didn't matter to me what they were saying, I just loved how they were saying it. After that scene, I fell sleep. Besides, I had had my Italian fix.

Many people pooh-pooh reality TV shows. I can't say I love all of them but the ones I have enjoyed have had something special. The last one I watched was Soapstar Superstar, where a group of soap stars were competing in a singing contest for the coveted title. The winner, Richard, was so talented he could sing any song. The judges were amazed how someone so young, (17 I believe), could be so talented. It's not one's age but how open one is to be or feel love. Richard talked about how much he loved playing the piano, his guitar and music. For Richard, it was not just a career but a way of life. And the viewers mirrored his love back by making him the winner.

Each of us has been given the same gift: love. The more you love the more that is mirrored back to you. Life is that simple.

"Can I have some chocolate?"
"What's the magic word?"
"I would love some chocolate."
"You've got it."

All my love,
Enocia

Related articles: A Love Shared is a Love Shared; What You Love, Loves You Back

Win-Win

This morning I saw the neighbour I wrote about in the piece, Is Your Enthusiasm Getting the Better of You?

She was all smiles and thanked me for helping her the other day.

She said "There was no need for me to worry. I had lots of time to even meet my friend for a cup of coffee."
"That's excellent!" I said.
"I mustn't get myself flustered," she said.
"I'm glad to hear that."

We wished each other good day.

Well it's a win-win for both of us: she has a great day and I have a great story.

Have a wonderful day, everyone.

Lots of love,
Enocia
Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Unity Consciousness

On one level we all look different. We have our likes and dislikes; we have stuff we feel passionate about. We are diverse and we are proud of it.

On another level, we are made of the same stuff, Love. We are Love.

All is one.

When you realise you are made of the same stuff, you can look at the moon and know that you are made of the same stuff as the moon.

You can look at your neighbour and know that you are made of the same stuff as your neighbour.

All is one.

So when I get a twinge in your body, I don't try to fix it. I look up into the sky at night. I observe stars in the Milky Way. The Intelligence which makes the stars appear; that which makes the Universe appear in its infinite manifestation is the same Intelligence that is quickening my body.

All is one.

That's unity consciousness.

Enocia

When Being Good is Not Enough

"Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." (John 7: 24)

"The Lord is everywhere
And always perfect:
What does He care for man's sin
Or the righteousness of man?"
(The Bhagavad Gita - The Song of God translated by Swami Prabhavananda & Christopher Isherwood)
Yesterday, this man joined me at the bus stop. I said hello. He asked me if I was going to a certain area and I said yes. He was also going to the same place. I said I was either going to catch the bus going the direct route or the one going via the scenic route. Besides, I was in the mood for the scenic route. The first bus that arrived was the scenic route. Before I said goodbye to the man he told me I was a very "good girl." I didn't know what he meant but I thanked him all the same.

I was also pondering about what a friend had said recently about his experience with spirituality. He was frustrated about knowing truth but not seeing this truth being demonstrated in his life.

How does one walk the spiritual talk? Do you have to be a good person?

On my scenic bus ride, I observed how on one level there appears to be nice areas that are clean and have great recreational facilities; and not so nice areas that are deprived. Some parts of London have people who are friendly; other parts have people who seem hostile.

Another way to define these areas or people is by vibes. You are drawn to people who have positive vibes or have similar vibes as you; and you recoil from people or areas of negative vibes. This way, you choose what areas you wish to live in and others you won't be seen dead in.

Going by appearances or vibes is what I call surface mentality. When I lived with that mentality, there were areas in London I couldn't stand. At one point I so hated London I wanted to emigrate to Australia so I could be away from the stench, pollution and chaos. I was also very sensitive to negative energies. I practised psychic self-defence by creating energy shields around me to protect myself from negative thoughts and emotions, and from electromagnetic waves and pollution. The more I defended myself the more there was to defend myself against.

Many people survive by surface mentality. They focus only on being good, law-abiding, citizens. They live in nice areas, have lovely friends and lead charmed lives. In that case, how come so many good people end up being attacked, involved in an accident, get sick, or affected by some natural disaster? This suggests being good or choosing good experiences doesn't always cut it. Positive thinking is not enough. You have to step out of the surface mentality of appearances and delve deeper to the substance of all appearances, which is Love. Love is Reality.

When you live from Reality, you are no longer distracted by appearances because you know there is only Love. It doesn't matter what's going on around you; you focus only on Reality.

Back to my friend's question about how to walk your talk. I believe it is about walking by faith and not by sight/appearances. For me, it is about realising that Love is all there is. I don't try to figure out how Love is but I trust that the Love is alive and let it be made manifest in His own way. When I find I am in an area that the surface mentality objects to, I remind myself that the substance of everything is Love. Then I observe as Love unfolds in ways that astound the surface mentality.

You know you are walking by Love when you stop trying to defend yourself against anything. Love needs no defence.

Perhaps when that man called me "good" he was seeing me as I really am. Who knows?

With love,
Enocia

Related articles: In the Presence of Love; Ending Duality - Same Old, Same Old
Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Only Love is Shared, Not Problems!

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.
Joy to the World
They say: "A problem shared is a problem halved."

The way I see it, your problem has to be big enough for you to want to share it. In other words, a problem shared is one BIG problem.

Instead of focusing your attention on your problem why not focus on the solution?

I believe there is only one solution to all the problems mankind has dreamed up: Love. We are all seeking to be Love. It is that simple. So why not focus on the feeling of Joy, which is how Love expresses self? Joy is the feeling that unfolds creation.

Did you know that the universe is singing with Joy? It's true. Joy has a signature tune. Granted, Joy doesn't sound the way our voices do, but it resonates as some kind of light frequency. I hear Joy in my head all the time.

Joy is not something you try to create. it's more a discovery of what is already present. I remember I used to do a lot of space clearing by blessing the room or area with Joy. I would think "I bless this room with Joy" and then observe what happened. Suddenly, people in the room would start making jokes and having a laugh. I would find this quite entertaining. The Joy would soon dissipate and the vibration of the room would appear to return to normal, as in doom and gloom. I later realised I was trying to create Joy. What is created has a beginning and ending. Joy is limitless. Since Joy is always present, this also means that Joy is also alive in me. I only have to remember/discover that I am Joy.

If Joy is our true nature, how come we don't always remember to feel joyful?

Imagine you go to sleep one night on the 24 January 2006, but when you wake up you find yourself in pre-historic civilisation. There is no electricity. People are eating raw meat. While you can no longer remember what life was like in 2006, you have a knowing that there is a better way to live. One day you are inspired to start rubbing two pieces of sticks together. People in your tribe think you are crazy but you ignore them and keep on rubbing. You rub and rub until you see smoke coming out of the sticks. Then the smoke disappears. This inspires you to keep on rubbing. You persist until you see some more smoke. You have a knowing to put some dried leaves on top of the smoke. Soon there is a spark that ignites into a flame.

Though it might seem as if you invented fire, you have actually discovered fire. Now you can have your steak rare, medium or well done; you can keep yourself warm; and you can even have light.

Just like the prehistoric folks who had a knowing of fire and followed their intuition, so do most of us have a knowing that our nature is Joy. To ignite the Joy that we are, we have to persist by remembering who we are until it reaches a point when the spark catches fire. Now that you can feel the Joy within and without, you simply let the flame spread of its own accord like wild fire.

I no longer focus on problems but on Joy because I know Joy has the power to transmute all experiences of fear into experiences of Joy. The only time it's worth sharing a problem is when I want to have a good laugh at the problem.

In Joy,
Enocia

Related articles: Is Your Enthusiasm Getting the Better of You?; Smile Please!
Monday, January 23, 2006

A Love Shared is a Love Shared

Yesterday evening I was browsing in a bookshop. They started playing compilations from Michael Jackson's albums. There are some of his albums I love such as "Off the Wall", "Thriller", and "Bad." There was a time when I couldn't get to sleep without listening to the "Off the Wall" album. It felt like a love connection. I'm not too keen on the others. I decided I would listen to the songs from the albums I love and then mentally switch off.

I noticed that as soon as the song started for the later albums they stopped it. Then they started playing the album from scratch. I was curious about this so I went to the information desk to ask what was going on.

"Are you the one playing the Michael Jackson album?"

"Yes," he said with hesitation. "Why?"

"I was just thinking how much I love Michael Jackson's first three albums and not too keen on the others," I said. "I noticed you didn't play songs from his later albums."

"That's because the rest of them are crap!"

I wouldn't have put it that tactfully, but I could understand where he was coming from.

Also, while I was listening to the songs, I had a thought that nowadays people are taking the piss dumping magazines on chairs and not returning them to the shelf. I made a mental note to return the books I was browsing back where I had found them. The next thing I knew an announcement came on requesting customers to please return magazines and books back to the shelf. They made another announcement later.

Blimey! We really are sharing the one Love!

With love,
Enocia

Is Your Enthusiasm Getting the Better of You?

It's good to have enthusiasm. This shows you have passion for life. When I'm feeling really enthusiastic, it's as if I'm going to fly off. It's a wonderful feeling. There's only one catch: if you don't use enthusiasm correctly, it will get the better of you.

Yesterday, I clocked our neighbour on the bus I was getting on. She was busy talking to the driver so I didn't think she'd noticed me. She has a reputation for complaining about her aches and pains. I sat right at the back of the bus but she made a beeline for me. She asked me how my mother was. Then she started telling me about her aches and pains. She lifted up her skirt and showed me her swollen knee joint.

"You still walk really fast considering," I said.
"Yes, but my legs really hurt. I can't walk very far."
"It doesn't seem to be getting to you," I said. "You seem very happy."
"I can't let it get to me," she said.
"Well, good for you!"

She said the doctors have got no cure for arthritis and she has to keep taking pills. I could only wish her the very best. She resumed her conversation with the driver, telling him about her aches and pains.

On my way to do my mother's shopping this morning, the same neighbour met me at the bus stop. This time she was very flustered. She complained how she had to walk to the next bus stop because our local bus hadn't turned up. She said she had so much to do in such a short space of time. I told her to stay calm. My bus arrived. It wasn't the one she wanted but she said she'll get on it and change a few stops down. She wanted me to sit next to her. She was on her morning errand for the elderly in our neighbourhood and she was worried she wouldn't be able to achieve all she had set out to. I patted her arm and told her to relax. I thought how wonderful it is that love is all there is and there is no need to worry about a thing.

"Isn't that just typical?" She pointed to the bus she wanted overtaking our bus. "I'm never going to catch it now."
"You'll catch it at the next stop."
"No I won't, she said. "It's way ahead of us."
"Yes, you will."

At the next stop we both got off. I ran in front of her to stop the bus so she could get on the bus.

I believe my neighbour is a classic example of misplaced enthusiasm. One definition of enthusiasm is

"Great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause." Dictionary.com
My neighbour has bundles of enthusiasm. She's always rushing about running errands for her neighbours. The problem is how she's directing that energy is giving her what she doesn't want instead of what she does.

To manifest anything you need to feel enthusiasm. There are two types of enthusiasm: fear and love. Are you thinking you wish to experience such and such and yet you keep getting the opposite results? It could be your enthusiasm doesn't match your intent.

When you are enthusiastic about fear it "empowers" you to dream up worse case scenarios; and that is what you experience as your reality. This suggests that it is not your actual intent that matters but your feelings about it. You could have the best intention in the world but if you're coming from fear, it's down the plug hole.

How do you get your enthusiasm to always be in alignment with your intent?

You have to feel joyful. Joy is the Universe showing enthusiasm.

How do you stop attracting situations you don't want to experience?

Realise that you have enthusiasm and your enthusiasm is a feeling of joy.

If you have a thought to achieve something, feel the joy of getting the thing done and then let it go.

Trust in the process.

Always remember that worry is fear's way of showing enthusiasm.

Be enthusiastic; be joyful.

Love Enocia
Saturday, January 21, 2006

Fast Forward

Imagine if you could manifest your thoughts and desires instantly? This means all thoughts that comes to mind, yours or the whole of humanity, are instantly manifested. How would you cope with this?

Well, you could develop discipline so you're not able to consciously pick up on all thoughts; or

You could raise yourself to a level that is beyond duality, therefore, any thought that comes to mind is always going to be good.

What if you decide to exercise your freewill and your choices instantly manifest in your life experience? What if it is something you don't really want to experience but it remains in place because sometimes things take time to undo?

I remember a while back when I was sitting on a park bench. I was all alone. I imagined light around me and a light being beside me. Before you could say "speed of light" a young man appeared on his bicycle. He looked in his early twenties, over 6 feet tall with blond hair, and the bluest eyes. He said he was from Italy. I never realised there were blond Italians. He said his English wasn't very good; his English was a lot better than my Italian. He sat beside me and we chatted for a while. He wanted to hold my hands and I let him. He wanted me to go out with him but I said I just wanted to be friends. When I got up to leave he asked me for a kiss. I gave him a peck but he wanted a full-on snog. I refused. He decided to accompany me on my walk. He kept asking me to go out with him and I kept saying no. I even told him I was a Born-Again Christian who only dates Born-Again Christians, but that didn't work either. He was now getting angry. There was only one thing to do: in thought I called out "God help!" My Italian friend abruptly got on his bike and rode off. He didn't even say goodbye! Cheeky!

Last night I got this brain wave to play with Light. As I walked from the bus stop home to my house, I thought "I am Light; I see only Light." My eyesight got blurry. The next thing you know I could see only light. I had a thought that I was getting a migraine attack. By the time I arrived home, I had lost my vision, in the human sense. I went to lie down. Before I closed my eyes, I realised that all is Love and thanked God for His Presence. Then I lost consciousness meaning I couldn't think or understand anything. This is not the same as being in silence when I can still have understanding. In this state, I cannot string sentences together because I see no connection between words. Everything just is. I did have a bit of a headache but it only felt like a slight thud. After a couple of hours or so, I was back to normal.

Formally, when I used to have migraines, I would have the sight-loss followed by nausea, and stomach upset. When the headache finally arrived, it would last for hours, sometimes days. Thank God for a speedy recovery.

It seems to me that there are times when I make choices, freewill choices that have to be played out. I accept that as I have used my freewill, it's up to me to undo what I've done. But there is no reason why an exercise of freewill has to last longer than necessary.

Imagine watching a video or DVD of your favourite film. If there is something on the video you don't want to see, you fast forward it to a part you do want to see, right? Why not treat one's freewill choices like a video by fast forwarding an experience you chose but no longer wish to experience. How? By realising that God's Love is all there is. Love fast forwards unnecessary pain and suffering. If the experience doesn't go away then Love shows His presence in the experience.

I can choose to exercise freewill or be All the Love There Is.

Love doesn't judge; Love doesn't hurt; Love accepts all my choices. Love is always there waiting for me to realise His Presence.

Love is all there is.

Enocia

In the Presence of Love

[DIVINE LOVE] is my shepherd; I shall not want.
[LOVE] maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
[LOVE] leadeth me beside the still waters.
[LOVE] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]:
[Love] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [LOVE] is with me;
[LOVE's]rod and [LOVE'S] staff they comfort me.
[LOVE] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
[LOVE] anointeth my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [LOVE] for ever. (PSALM 23 as Adapted by Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health)
Yesterday morning I met an old college friend at the bus stop. It turned out she was waiting for the same bus I was waiting for. She was on her way to work. She said she was late for work but she wasn't bothered. She was sick of working for other people.

On route, I told her I had recently made contact with another college friend who now lives in Australia. I shared with her my experiences in Australia. I said I intend to go backpacking in Australia again as it is a wonderful country. She said she couldn't imagine going travelling on her own, especially in a country where she doesn't know anyone. She said she would have no problem travelling in America as she has friends she could call if she got into trouble. I said I have had lots of wonderful adventures on my own. I told her it helps that I believe in God and God is Love; and Love is everywhere. Sometimes, when you are not aware of this love life can seem scary.

I told her about how when I used to share a house with some girls, the girls were scared to walk down a local alleyway late at night. Two of my flat mates had been mugged on that same alley. I still used to walk down the alley late at night as it was a shortcut, and I was not scared.

"Surely, you should have listened to your flatmates who had been attacked," my friend said.

"I only listened to what I knew to be true, that God's love is ever present, and Love doesn't hurt."

"I think I understand where you're coming from," she said. "But surely, Love gives you the wisdom to know when to walk down a dark alley late at night, particularly when you've heard of people being attacked on the same alleyway?"

"That's not how I see it. There's no point me knowing God's love in theory without testing it. Don't get me wrong, I don't deliberately set out to test God's love, but it was a toss between using the alley and arriving home in a few minutes, or using the scenic route and taking ages. Why should I go round the houses when I can trust that God's love is ever present?" I said.

"Maybe, God arranged for you to walk in the alley at a time when no one was around."

"All I know is that God's love is ever present. Love can even change one's intention from attack to love so all is in harmony."

"You have to be careful, you know. Just because you believe in Love doesn't mean you have to put yourself at risk."

"The way I see it, Love is all there is. You can't have fear and love in the same space. Either you believe in fear, or you believe in love; not both."

Like I said, I don't set out to put myself in difficult situations for the sake of proving love's presence. There is no need to. There are only difficult situations if you think there are. To see one road as safe and another as unsafe is opening oneself to being attacked. With that kind of thinking, you could be attacked anywhere, even in places others consider safe. I would rather take my chances in Love.

Later in the evening when I was coming back home on the bus, three lads sat in front of me. One had his music blaring away. I was in no mood to listen to music; beside, it sounded like a lot of noise. I decided that instead of resisting the music I would simply accept the truth of what is: Love is all there is. I went back to the book I was reading. The music was still blaring away. Then I peeked at one of the lads facing me. He was the spitting image of Matt Damon, one of my favourite actors. When the lad smiled he looked so much like him. Why hadn't I noticed this before? Now I could see that Matt and his friends were having fun listening to their music. They even played a few songs I liked. They also kept me company for the rest of my journey.

Love is truly all there is. All I have to do is constantly remember Love's presence, and stay open to the limitless ways love is being.

With love,
Enocia
Friday, January 20, 2006

To Eat or Not To Eat?

Yesterday evening, I had a thought that I hadn't eaten anything all day. Then I remembered I had a bowl of Weetabix (breakfast cereal) earlier.

It got me thinking: "What's the difference between forgetting that I have eaten and forgetting that I haven't eaten?"

See, I sometimes forget after I've eaten something. I look at my stomach and it doesn't show any evidence of having had any food. Memory loss comes in very handy when I'm gorging on chocolate. I have had six bars in a row at one sitting.

There are times when I forget that I haven't eaten and can go for long periods without any food. Hmmm! I wonder if this has something to do with why I haven't had any desire for chocolate in 4 days; this is a tad worrying.

To eat or not to eat?

It really makes no difference. I eat and stay the same; I don't eat and stay the same. Food neither makes me gain nor lose weight, unless I believe it does.

Why do I eat?

Out of habit and because it's fun.

Enocia

Related articles: The Lost Art of Forgetting; To Remember is to Forget

Ways of Being

Last Sunday I didn't go out. My mother was also at home with me. By late afternoon I was feeling a bit restless. I felt like having a nap on the sofa. Mum asked if I wanted some more food. I said I would have some after taking a nap. I lay down for a minute then I got up and said I was ready for some food.

"I thought you said you were lying down?" mum said.
"I did, and I have. I am no longer tired."
"But you were only lying down for a moment?" she said.
"That was enough rest for me, things happen very quickly in my universe."
"Well, you'll have to bear with me," mum said, as she tried to get up from her chair. "I am a bit slow in my universe."

I remember when I used to do temp work. After a day, I would feel as if I'd been in the company for years and feel it's time to leave. A week's contract felt like forever. My longest contract was a year and it felt like I had been there for eternity.

I believe there really is no need for me to have an experience longer than necessary. Sometimes a moment is only what is needed. At other times, I will have an insight and use that insight to experience life for longer periods. That doesn't mean I need to use the same insight forever. There is always something new to unfold. To attach to one way of being is to limit myself.

The bottom line is there is something that is always constant: God, The All There Is. But The All There Is is too vast to even fathom. You could spend every moment experiencing an aspect of God and you wouldn't make a dent on Its infinitude. So I tend to have an experience, note down my realisations of the experience, and then let it go. I know tomorrow is a new day for even more wonderful adventures.

I guess what I'm saying is this website is a record of ways of being. No more, no less.

With love,
Enocia
Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Joy of Giving

I believe God/Unlimited Good is all there is. All of life is God expressing Himself. You see, God is playing a game of giving and receiving. As Source He is All There Is. In order to experience the joy of giving, God makes Himself appear as infinite vessels to receive All That He Is. God appearing as infinite vessels is the equivalent of browsers needed in order to access this website. There is only one of this website but billions of people could access it if they have browsers.

When you realise that God is All There Is, you are aware that Source is All There is. You realise that you are also Source which means you also have limitless capacity to Be Unlimited Good. In order to experience who you are, you have to "create" vessels to give of yourself. Otherwise, you are not able to experience the Unlimited Good that you are.

Vessels come in limitless ways. They could be ideas you share on the Internet; or you are inspired to work on a creative project which serves as a vessel. Then you get to experience the joy of giving. And as you give or have the intention to give, you also receive.

For instance, if you have the intention to give away something tangible, feel the joy of giving it away. You’ll be amazed how this intention is made manifest in abundant supply so you can give it away.

Being the Love That I Am,
Enocia

Related articles: Anomaly or Reality; The Game of Receiving

Anomaly or Reality?

I've been working on the Internet in the library. There are 20 computers here and I've been on number 8. Someone wanted to log into a particular website but she couldn't on her computer. I tried on mine and it worked perfectly. They logged her onto another computer. She tried it and again it didn't work while it worked on mine. Then the whole system went down. Guess what? I am the only one still connected.

The library staff were at first baffled by this anomaly, then they ignored me. They've been turning people away saying the Internet is down, while I've been browsing. They think I'm working on the word processing. I mean, how can one person be connected to the Internet when the whole library system is down?

I see this experience as representing what can happen when you refuse to buy into consensus belief. I know that I live in a Spirit universe, and all forms are God in manifestation.

There is no such thing as an anomaly. There is only Reality.

God is all there is.

Enocia

Pregnancy and Rebirth

I've often wondered what would happen if pregnant women did not interfere in their baby's development by consulting with doctors, reading books, taking various pills and potions, and having various expectations. I believe the baby will be so perfect it will be ethereal. Alas, this is not the case.

The only way one can have such perfection is when the mother holds a perfect image of the baby in thought by accepting that the baby is Spirit and is already perfect. There is nothing she has to do but be the channel, trust in the process, and let the child come forth in due season. How many mothers think this way? Not a lot. Most people have got used to taking medicines, for instance. Someone gets an itch in her throat and she's rushing off to the bathroom cabinet to take some potion. People have been programmed all their lives to take something to make themselves feel better. So you can't expect a mother who is used to taking pills and seeing herself as flesh and blood to treat her pregnancy in another way. Out of habit, she'll use a method she knows that works for her.

The good news is all is not lost. We have all been given another chance to put things right. How? By realising that we are Spirit. This is what it means to be "born again." As Spirit, my mind is being transformed, which transforms my body into Spirit. Unlike the pregnant woman who interferes with the process, all I have to do is know that I am Spirit and trust in the perfection of Spirit to unfold in Her own way. I must put nothing in the way.

I am a spirit foetus in the Spirit womb.

I trust that I am always nourished by Spirit.
I know that it is the Spirit that quickens my whole being.
I live in a Spirit universe.
I know that I am Spirit in manifestation.
I trust in Spirit.

With love,
Enocia
Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I am Alive

I'm definitely feeling a change in my body.

At first, I went through a phase of feeling sharp, needle-like, sensations on my arms and legs. Sometimes they felt like electric shocks and were very unpleasant.

I'm now constantly feeling a Presence around me that feels like tingling sensations all around my body. It feels like live electric current without the electric shocks.

As I wrote in a previous piece, when I fall asleep and am dreaming, I lose awareness of the Presence. I believe the Presence is Life. It is in this Presence that I have my being.

I also realise that there is no point me trying to heal parts of my body that I believe need healing. All I need to do is be aware that I am the Presence and the rest takes care of itself.

Shiver me timbers! I am A-LIVE!

Enocia

What is Omnipresence Really?

God is omnipresence. This means that God is everywhere present; at least that is the theory, but not how I experience God's omnipresence.

I love to sleep. I could sleep for England. I love the whole ritual of preparing for bedtime. I also look forward to dreaming though I can only recall a few of my dreams. I tend to meditate and then drift off to sleep. I used to feel rested after a good night's sleep. Now things have changed. These days, I spend more time awake than asleep; and when I do fall asleep I don't feel rested. I find that I wake up with either a blocked nose or a splitting headache.

Last night I woke up with a headache, again. The interesting thing is I could also hear ringing in my ears, the type doctors diagnose as tinnitus. I shifted to Spirit mode by reminding myself that there is nothing but God. Like magic, the ringing stopped and the headache disappeared. I felt my body losing its density. I felt a Presence that feels like a tingling sensation all around me until I lost all sense of a separate self. I was one with the Presence. I stayed in this state for some time. Eventually I fell asleep. When I woke up from another dream, which I can't now recall, my head felt like someone was having a jamming session in it. Again, I switched perspective to Spirit and the headache went away.

I have also observed when I wake up from sleep how I am straddling two realities: there is the me that needs to have a pee; and the me that doesn't need to pee. If I can't be bothered to get up, I switch to the me that doesn't need to pee, by simply thinking that I am Spirit. When I finally get up, I'm back to the me that pees and rush to the loo.

If God is everywhere, how come He is not present in my dreams? Why do I have to shift perspective to experience God's presence? It seems to me there is the dream reality where you can think you are separate and doing your own thing. This dream reality does not only occur while one is asleep, most of the time it occurs while one is supposed to be awake.

I have found when I am consciously at one with the Presence, I can have thoughts, mostly pondering on ideas I am going to write about. But when I am not in the Presence, as in dreaming, well, I am subject to all sorts which puts me out of sorts.

As I see it, the purpose of life is to live as Spirit. This means always being aware that the Omnipresent One, who is always awake, is all there is. Then there is no need to sleep; or if you do sleep you have a dreamless sleep. If you do sleep and do dream, then the dream has a purpose which could be a revelation from God.

With love,
Enocia

Related article: The Living God
Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Relative Truth versus Absolute Truth

There is a paradigm that states that one should be aware of one's words, particularly the use of the "I Am" which it is believed has creative powers. Thus, if you think or say "I am tired" you are calling on the power of the "I Am" to make you tired and you will end up feeling tired. I believe this is only true from a relative truth perspective. What do I mean by this?

I woke up this morning with a splitting headache. The feeling was very much real from a relative perspective.I also knew that for me to have a headache has to mean one thing - it is an experience of my individual movie script. What do I mean by my individual movie script?

I see life as a movie script. Once the scriptwriter has an idea of plot, he creates various scenarios, characters and dialogues to make his vision come to life. When watching the movie, I don't take the dialogues out of context. I know the dialogues have a purpose which is to move the plot to its denouement. Thus, for me to think that "I have a headache" has to be part of my individual movie script. My individual movie script is relative truth, but not the Absolute Truth.

What is the Absolute Truth?

The Absolute Truth is there is only one "I" having life.
The one "I" never sleeps nor has He ever been asleep.
The one "I" is always awake.
The one "I" is awareness.

Every day I use words as communication but these words are part of my movie script or relative truth and have nothing to do with Absolute Truth.

Here are a few examples of my relative truth.

I am feeling sleepy.
Relatively speaking, this is true. From an Absolute Truth perspective, this statement is a lie because the one "I" never gets tired or falls asleep.

I am hungry.
Relative truth; lie in Absolute Truth sense. The one "I" is inexhaustible energy.

I have a headache.
Relative truth; lie in Absolute Truth sense. The one "I" is not limited to one body nor does He feel in a human sense. If that were even true, everyone would have a headache.

I feel cold.
Relative truth; lie in Absolute Truth sense. The one "I" cannot feel hot or cold.

I am skinny.
Relative truth; lie in Absolute Truth sense. The one "I" is everything, therefore, indefinable.

I am living with my mother.
Relative truth; lie in Absolute Truth sense. The one "I" is everywhere present so which mother is this?

I am typing this article.
Relative truth; lie in Absolute Truth sense. The one "I" is everywhere present so this must mean that everyone is typing.

Is it possible to experience life as the one "I"?
Yes, by realising there is only the one "I" that is appearing as infinite forms and as the invisible.

Let's look at the example "I am typing this article."
This means that the one "I" is the ideas, the words, and the resources. The one "I" is the doer. There is no Enocia, there is only the one "I" doing and being all things.

In a way the one "I" experience is a bigger movie script where the one "I" appears as the words and experiences. The one "I" is all there is. So let's say I was involved in a discussion. The one "I" is the people involved in the discussion; the one "I" might appear as the words needed to respond or might appear as silence.

When you realise there is only the one "I" being all things, it takes the pressure off about "being awake" as has been popularised in spiritual circles. The one "I" who is all has never been asleep; He is always awake. One who realises there is only one "I" having life is awake for there is no other but the one who is awake.

In case you're wondering how I got rid of the headache, I simply reminded myself of the Absolute Truth: "Only one exists."

With love,
Enocia
Monday, January 16, 2006

The Hero Within and Without

You’ve go to search for the hero inside yourself,
Search for the secrets you hide.
Search for the hero inside yourself
Until you find the key to your life. Search for the Hero, M People
Imagine you're waiting for a bus. Suddenly, Superman arrives. He tries to lift you up.

"Whoa! What do you think you're doing?" you say.

"I'm trying to fly you to your destination."

"You're having a laugh, aren't you?" you say. "This is real life, mate, not Metropolis. You have no powers here."

"You're so wrong," Superman says. "I have super-hearing, super-sight, and I can move at the speed of light."

"Go away!" you say. "Come to think of it, I think I'm dreaming. Superman does not exist. I must wake out of this dream."

But wait, this is not as mad as it sounds. What if you are living in the same reality as Superman, and all the other superheroes, but you just don't realise it?

This happened yesterday. I am about to enter a room. I believe the door is wide open but it isn't. I end up hitting my head hard against it. I think to myself: "That didn't happen. I am Spirit." I feel my head becoming less dense. The pain dissolves instantly.

While I occasionally have "accidents", it's becoming like second-nature to me now to remember that I am Spirit. Spirit is the realm of ideas and Imagination. Spirit and ideas are made of the same stuff. Ideas don't get hurt unless of course they are comic character ideas that have been designed that way. Even so, comic characters tend to bounce back anyway.

So when I realise myself as Spirit, I am saying that I am not flesh and blood but an idea. Don't ask me how it works; all I know is my body feels intangible, as if my body is empty space. I've had moments of panic when I've had to weigh myself to check that I still exist. Hahaha.

The Universe is not material, it is spiritual. In other words, the Universe is Imagination, a realm of ideas. There is no difference between superheroes and us. We are all made of the same stuff. It's just that we think of ourselves as mortals having a material existence.

Earlier today while I was waiting at a bus stop, I observed many lorries. I marvelled at their sizes. All of a sudden, there were all these lorries driving past. While there was no traffic, I imagined the longest lorry ever in the space in front of me. Within a few seconds, the space was filled with a long truck, the type that has 12 wheels. Wow! I dreamed up another and the space was soon filled up by another super-lorry! Awesome!

What we see as space is nothing but Imagination. In empty space all sorts of characters and superheroes exist. There are mythical characters, gods, angels and whatever you could imagine. The world of ideas is all goodness, of course, unless you fancy yourself as an anti-hero.

There is no need to search for the hero. We are all super-heroes.

Enocia

Related articles: Freedom is Imagination; Our Daily Bread
Saturday, January 14, 2006

What is Good is Good for All Time

God is The All There Is; and The All There Is is unlimited Good. This means all that we experience is The All There Is in manifestation, and they are good and good for all time.

What do I mean by good? Good is the intention of a thing to make life fun, joyful, peaceful, loving etc.

You're wrong! Not all of creation is good. Fire can keep you warm, and even cook your meal, but fire can also cause you injury. Does this mean God did not create fire?

Fire is The All There Is in manifestation, therefore, fire is always good.

How come people can get burnt by fire? How come fire can cause so much destruction?

That depends on one's perception of fire. The All There Is is not material but Spirit, thus all that we experience is spiritual. When fire is experienced as its real nature, spiritual, it does not destroy or cause harm.

Hmmm! Not sure about that. Anyway, what about water?

Water is The All There Is in manifestation. Water has unlimited uses and they are all good.

I hate to put a fly in the ointment but how come water is capable of so much destruction, such as floods? One can even choke on water and die.

Water is not material but spiritual. Spirit does not cause injury or harm in any way. Only when one perceives something as material do you dream that something is against you. I have scalded my hand with boiling water and reversed the effect by remembering that "I am Spirit" and it was instantly healed.

Hey, what about humans? Are humans all good?

Humanity is The All There Is in manifestation and humanity is all good.

How can humanity be all good when there is so much war and violence on earth?

Humans are Spirit and Spirit cannot attack itself. It is the nature of Spirit to be in harmony.

The All There Is is Spirit. No matter how things appear, they are Spirit. And Spirit is good for all time.

Spirit is The All There Is.

Enocia

Related article: It's Either Love or Bullshit!

No Place Like Home

Every day I embark on a new journey.

I experience adventures, fun, joy, love, peace and wisdom.

It doesn't matter what my accomplishments, success or failure, there is always someone who accepts me no matter what.

This someone is always there for me.
This someone loves me more than I will ever know.
This someone always welcomes me back home with open arms.
This someone is the silence within.

When I am in silence I am home.

Enocia

The All There Is

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." (Hamlet, William Shakespeare)

"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." (1 Corinthians 2: 9)
God is The All There Is.

The All There Is is manifest and unmanifest energy. All that we experience as forms is The All There Is in manifestation. If you believe what you can experience with your senses is all there is, you're limiting yourself. Music, for instance, exists as unmanifest energy and as it takes form, it becomes less refined and appears as various frequencies. It is consciousness, the receiving instrument, that gives the frequency form. If the consciousness is human, then music will appear in a human way; if the consciousness is a dog, it is perceived in a dog way; or different species will perceive music in their own way.

The other night, after my mother and I had been watching Soapstar Superstars, which is a singing contest for British TV soap stars, I asked her how low she could sing. Both of us sang as low as we possibly could. What about how high we could both go? She tried to sing as high as possible. As for me, I didn't sing a single note, as I didn't have to.

"See mum, my note is so high you can't pick it up with your human hearing. So I win. Ha!"

A computer is another example of The All There Is in manifestation. That doesn't mean this is all there is to being a computer. We have seen how computers are constantly being developed. What we call "evolution" is refined Energy being picked up by the human instrument and being manifested as new versions of technology. And so it continues.

Why wait for someone to develop an idea when you can access The All There Is now?

In the game I mentioned earlier about trying to sing at a very high pitch, I said the notes were so high they were indiscernible by the senses. Actually, I cheated; I had simply remained in silence. The unmanifest state is silence.

If God is The All There Is, how come it is popularly believed that God communicates in silence?

Music is The All There Is in manifestation that one can experience in a human form. I also know music exists in other forms indiscernible by humans, and it gets so refined that it is unmanifest. This means God communicates in as many ways as music appears. Silence, however, enables one to experience the infinite ways music is being.

One can apply the concept of silence to all aspects of life. At the back of your mind, you have the intention of whatever you wish to experience then immerse yourself in silence, The All There Is, and then trust in The All There Is to manifest in the limitless ways there are.

Recently, I had a dream where I was shown how everything I wish to experience already exists now. I was told to see all experiences as balloons in the sky; all I have to do is reach out and pull the string of the balloon I wish to experience. I was not to worry about how it would be made manifest but just trust in the process. The balloon technique is one fun way of experiencing The All There Is.

Everyone has access to The All There Is now. Go into the silence and be all there is to be.

With love,
Enocia

Related article: Ending Duality - Same Old, Same Old
Friday, January 13, 2006

Diets, Diets, and More Diets

In January, there are usually adverts galore encouraging people to go on diets to lose the excess fat they accumulated over the Christmas period. This is based on the belief that food can make you put on weight, make you ill or whatever. If you buy into this belief, this means that what you ate a month ago is still with you as fatty deposits on your hips, thighs and stomach. Most of these adverts are aimed at women; though of course men are expected to want to look fit and healthy.

There is a mad rush for those who feel they need to lose weight to get new keep-fit videos, try new diets, alternative therapies, or whatever to attain their ideal weight. The problem with losing the weight is there is usually excess skin holding on for dear life. People either have to do exercises to get themselves toned up or those who can affort it have the excess skin removed via cosmetic surgery.

Last night I watched a programme on television about a woman who had gone from being a size 20 to size 8. I can't recall how much weight she had lost. She had all this excess skin on her stomach and her thighs and bottom. The television programme carried out a survey for people to guess her age; they guessed her average age as 55. The woman was actually 42 years old. So the programme got her to have cosmetic surgery to get rid of the excess skin, have cosmetic dentistry, get her hair seen to, and a new wardrobe. Then they did another survey for people to guess how old she was. Her average age was now 41.

Imagine going through so much pain for what, so you can look good? There's nothing wrong with wanting to look perfect. But to go under a knife? I have to draw the line somewhere.

A friend once told me about a woman who had been trying to lose weight for years. She went to a Christian Science talk about how God is good and the substance of all. Something in the woman clicked. When she got up, she found she had lost all the weight she wanted to lose without any excess skin.

Sometimes, there are people who want to gain weight so they try all sorts of diets. In the book, Autobiography of a Yogi, the writer, Yogananda, describes how his guru helped him put on weight.

One afternoon during my early months at the ashram, found Sri Yukteswar's eyes fixed on me piercingly.

"You are too thin, Mukunda."

His remark struck a sensitive point. That my sunken eyes and emaciated appearance were far from my liking was testified to by rows of tonics in my room at Calcutta. Nothing availed; chronic dyspepsia had pursued me since childhood. My despair reached an occasional zenith when I asked myself if it were worth-while to carry on this life with a body so unsound.

"Medicines have limitations; the creative life-force has none. Believe that: you shall be well and strong."

Sri Yukteswar's words aroused a conviction of personally-applicable truth which no other healer—and I had tried many!—had been able to summon within me.

Day by day, behold! I waxed. Two weeks after Master's hidden blessing, I had accumulated the invigorating weight which eluded me in the past. My persistent stomach ailments vanished with a lifelong permanency. On later occasions I witnessed my guru's instantaneous divine healings of persons suffering from ominous disease—tuberculosis, diabetes, epilepsy, or paralysis. Not one could have been more grateful for his cure than I was at sudden freedom from my cadaverous aspect. Years in My Master's Heritage
God's ways are beyond human beliefs and understanding. This is why I do not pay any attention to diets. I know God sustains me and keeps my body in health.

I trust only in God.

Enocia

Being a Ship's Captain

In last night's episode of Star Trek Voyager called Nightingale, Ensign Harry Kim manages to persuade his captain to let him take command of a Kraylor ship, whose captain has been killed in a battle. The captain suggests Harry should take Seven-of-Nine with him on his mission.

Seven-of-Nine observes that Harry Kim is not delegating responsibility; she reminds Harry that a captain is meant to give out orders and trust that his orders will be carried out. At the end of the episode, Harry realises he has a lot to learn about being in command of a crew.

For Harry to make a good captain he has to, of course, be fully conversant with all aspects of the ship, ship protocol, and its command structure. A captain ensures that he has the right crew; he then trusts in his crews’ capabilities to perform their jobs.

The notion of the captain's role could be applied to understanding how God works.

Imagine a Power and Intelligence that is limitless. Imagine a power that is infinitely greater than the atom bomb. Then imagine this Power and Intelligence occupying all space. This Power and Intelligence is God. The Intelligence doesn't need man's help. The Intelligence that manifests stars, planets and galaxies is doing Its work perfectly without human knowledge or understanding. Man cannot co-create with God in terms of assisting in creation, but man can co-create with God by letting the Intelligence do Its work without interference.

A captain who gives out his orders and trusts in his crew to carry them out is the equivalent of one who is co-creating with God in the latter sense. A co-creator realises that "God is all there is" and then trusts that the Infinite Intelligence, which occupies all space, is doing an excellent job.

I am the captain of my ship.
I trust in the Intelligence of my crew to carry out my orders.

Enocia

A Prayer for Women (and Men)

A friend sent me this by email. Love it!

Love,
EJ


Thursday, January 12, 2006

Doing What Comes Natural

Over the last few days, I've been watching a new reality TV show called Soapstar Superstar, where soap stars compete to become singing superstar champion; and also help raise money for charity, of course.

While there are some talented singers in the show, my favourite is Lee. I like Lee because of his attitude to singing. On one day his voice coach was telling him off for staying out late the previous night but he wasn't bothered. Lee loves to sing and he's doing what comes natural. In other words, singing is not a head trip thing, it comes from the heart.

In last night's episode, the singers had to "go acoustic" as in not having a backing band just the bare minimum. The focus was on the voice. They all performed brilliantly. When Roxy, who was meant to be "nursing a sore throat," was asked how she managed to pull it off, she said the song came from her heart and not from her throat. Well said.

Too many performers think instead of letting the song, music or whatever express through them. All songs exist as essence; all singers and song writers need to do is let it express through them. When this happens the performer is described as having "raw talent" or being a natural.

My mother recently told me that I would be great at singing and modelling. I told her I was already doing what I am great at - writing. (Saying that, I would love to be a nude model. For some reason, this appeals to me).

Writing comes natural because I don't have to think about it. The ideas I receive are always complete. All I have to do is write them down. I know when something is not coming as a pure idea when I start thinking about how to write it. This is when I leave it as a draft. Sometimes I go back to the draft, but if it still feels like too much effort, I let it go as I know it's a head trip thing.

It's easy to do what comes natural. Just let whatever it is you love express through you.

With love,
Enocia

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Zenith

To my beloved muse. You know how I feel about you.

For mountaineers,
Success is achieved
When they reach
The top of the mountain.
But what happens
After descent?

For me,
Success is a
Never-ending
Process of appreciating
Each moment as a
Mountain top experience.

The zenith of life
Is right where I am.

Enocia

An Ocean of Universal Energy

"Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever." (Psalm 23: 5-6)
I believe God/Unlimited Good is all there is. What exactly does this mean?

Last night while I was doing the washing up in a bowl, I decided to leave a baking tin to soak for a while. I filled it with water but the water seeped through as it had tiny holes at the bottom. There was only one thing to do, immerse it in the bowl. So I filled the tin to the brim and let it overflow until there was enough water in the bowl to cover the tin. I suddenly realised that I was witnessing the Truth of Reality - "Unlimited Good/God is all there is" - in action.

In this piece I'm going to use another synonym to describe Unlimited Good - Universal Energy (UE).

The water filling up the tin and overflowing into the bowl is UE; and UE is limitless. UE is formlessness, pure energy. Within this UE is the essence of all there is and the intent to transmute the formless into forms. The baking tin represents the human instrument, a vessel created to receive and express UE. The holes represent the human instrument's willingness to receive and express UE.

In the Bible, Paul writes:

"For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring." (Acts 17: 28)
Paul is speaking about God as UE. This energy is like an ocean all around us. I am, we are all, swimming in the stuff. And it is the UE that is actually expressing through us. UE is life and it is UE that breathes us. UE is all there is.

In the human experience, we have been conditioned to see ourselves as programmes. You go through various programmes and then you die. The human experience is like a fish swimming in an ocean and oblivious to the ocean's presence. We have unlimited UE all around us but we are oblivious to UE.

How can we live with a constant awareness of UE? We must be born again of the Spirit or UE. And no, being born again is not about going to church or joining some religion; one can be born again without being part of any religion. This is what Jesus has to say about being born again:

"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." (John 3: 3-5)
To be born again is to realise UE is our true heritage. UE is our Parent and we are His offspring. We are one with UE. Real life is UE. There is nothing but UE. In other words, humans are not material beings dependent on the elements to survive; humans are Spirit/UE in manifestation.

"For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." (Philippians 2: 13)
Now when I say "God is all there is," I'm referring to God as Spirit or Universal Energy. It is God that is appearing as all forms; it is God that is working through all; it is God that is expressing life.

I have my being in an Ocean of Universal Energy.
I am Universal Energy in manifestation.

Enocia

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Xenophobia

It's about time I had a topic that starts with an X so here goes. This poem, if you can call it a poem, is dedicated to my Canadian friends. (wink)

Why do you hate me
For speaking in a foreign language?
I might not speak the Queen's English,
Yet, I'm proud to be Canadian.

Why do you hate me
For looking so gorgeous?
So I have an hour-glass figure;
It's not my fault I'm a doll.

Why do you hate me
For looking so different?
My face may look like a bulldog;
But my dog still loves me.

Why do you hate me
Because I am a letter "X"?
I may appear in very few words;
But at least I exist.

Hahaha!

Just having a laugh!

Enocia

Trusting in Divine Order

It never ceases to amaze me how things turn out for good. From a human standpoint events might appear chaotic; but they are always working in divine order. I only have to let things happen and trust in the process.

The other day I went to a bookshop to browse. The floor I was at had CDs and DVDs. My mother had asked me to check out the CD prices for the Irish pop band, West Life. She is a huge fan. As there weren’t any comfortable seats available at the time, I rummaged through the CDs checking out the prices for my mother. Then I went downstairs where I knew a chair was available. After reading for about half an hour I had a thought that seats were now available on the next floor. Sure enough there were two available. I chose the one in the far corner. As I sat down a man beside me said hello.

Last year at a poetry reading at the same bookshop, I heard this man reading his poems. At the end of the reading I told him how much I'd appreciated his poems. We ended up going for a walk and having discussions about spirituality and life in general. I haven't seen him since. The man saying hello was the same man.

I wondered why we were meeting now. As we chatted and he told me about what he's been up to, he reminded me that he is a professional actor. I told him I've been preoccupied lately about acting; I've even written two pieces called Extras and Great Actors Know How to Be. I shared some ideas with him. We ended up going to a local bar where we continued our discussion. My friend said it was funny how I popped up because he'd just had a thought about me. And another thing, my actor friend hails from Ireland.

Last night while I was watching the movie, The Matrix, my mother asked me if I knew that the word "matrix" is an old-fashioned word for the "womb." I told her I did. I asked her if she knew the word "matrix" is in the Bible. Given how loaded with religious symbolisms The Matrix is, I wouldn't be surprised if the script writer didn't take that meaning from the Bible. Mum said she had never come across the word in the Bible. She checked the concordance (the index) but the word wasn't listed. I said it was from Exodus. I tried looking for the word in the Bible but I didn't want to miss out on the movie so I said I would check it out on the Internet the next day. During the commercial break I picked up the Bible. I noticed my mother had inserted a small envelope from Unity in the Bible. On that page my eyes were drawn to the following text:

"All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male." (Exodus 34: 19)
Mum was amazed. I said maybe God had deliberately inspired her to put that envelope on that page just in case. (smile)

In the King James Version of the Bible there are actually five references to the word "matrix."

Exodus 13: 12
Exodus 13: 15
Exodus 34: 19
Numbers 3: 12
Numbers 18: 15

However, in other versions of the Bible the "matrix" is referred to as "womb."

It's amazing how much Good unfolds in perfect order. One's action might seem quite random from one perspective, but from a big picture perspective, it is all working out in perfect order.

I trust in Divine Order.

With love,
Enocia

Receiving Unlimited Good

We thank thee then, O Father,
For all things bright and good,
The seed-time and the harvest,
Our life, our health, our food. [...]
All good gifts around us
Are sent from heaven above,
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
For all his love! Source

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Psalm 103: 1-5)

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." (James 1: 17)
God is Unlimited Good. Unlimited Good is all there is.

Just because God is all there is doesn't mean all that we experience as forms are of God. Man is using all the Good, the Intelligence of God, according to man's freewill. For instance, man can use the Internet to promote peace and love or to promote fear. However man distorts the intent of Good, that intent will always be the same, very good.

In the world one can easily be distracted with the doom and gloom in the news and all around us. We are also made to feel guilty for receiving Good for free. Why should you receive things for free when you haven’t earned them? This is when I focus on the Truth that Unlimited Good is ever present and is freely given. This means all we'll ever need has already been provided. All I have to do is say "Yes" and receive. It is that simple.

I like to see Unlimited Good as liquid Light pouring through me, the vessel. The Source of Good never stops pouring and I never stop receiving.

Every moment I am receiving Good as Light which is made manifest as forms. Even when I am asleep the Light is still pouring away.

I have no qualms about always being on the receiving end. That’s what the human vessel is for: to receive.

I gladly receive all the Good there is.

With love,
Enocia

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